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When I Think of Tibet

Commented Apr 4, 2008 at 08:44:12 in Entertainment

“Egoistic fella aren't always wanting to have the last say. Arm with a smattering of knowledge from the net, and a good command of English you go forth and fight injustice.
There is something missing in your zest for conquest. You have all the ingredients to be a great warrior but lack a heart. Without compassion you can conquer a nation, in the end you leave a trail of destruction and death. Without compassion you can win through your arrogance but you cannot gain people's acceptance.
Here is a parting message to you before I move on. Ego cannot help you when you are suffering, time decay all matters including ego. Ego is a state of delusion where you think you are right all the time. The moment you admit your mistake you are free from the clutches of ego.”
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When I Think of Tibet

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 03:56:44 in Entertainment

“Some of you fellas sure spent an awful lot of time in these blogs must be just doing your job. Relax.”

Rule Of Law on Apr 3, 2008 at 14:25:19

“Hey Jonahson, talk about doing your job--make sure they pay you in Euros, and not yuan, because when America tanks, so will you guys.”
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When I Think of Tibet

Commented Apr 2, 2008 at 21:00:07 in Entertainment

“Shanghaislim, if you can get the website of these pictures and paste it in your postings, it will speak a thousand words. Let these bias people watch it and judge for themselves.”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Apr 2, 2008 at 10:39:20 in Politics

“ShanShan, some Americans are paranoid, creating enemies from the thin air, they see people threatening them everywhere, Iraqis, Afghans, North Koreans, Cubans, Iranians, Venezuelans, Chinese, ....even though none of these countries ever send people over here to do pyhsically harm to a single citizen. None ever.
They talk so much about human rights but they forgot what they once did to the indigenous people in their own country. The killings, torture and murder of innocent people in Vietnam and now Iraq.
Maybe these are the younger generations of USA today who will be the leaders of tomorrow. If this is their tone today then the World will not be a peaceful place in the future.”

Shanshan on Apr 2, 2008 at 15:57:20

“Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. Iast night, I talked to my brother in law, who is an American. He told me that American kids used to play a game named hill something, sorry, I forget the full name. The game taught kids you should be the winner, the only winner, the only leader, because only one person could own the mountain. Therefore, the people who stand with me are my friends, otherwise the other people who hold the different worldview are my enemies. I hope the younger generation would accept that there is third option or third relationship existing in the world, not just friends or enemies.”
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When I Think of Tibet

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 10:00:27 in Entertainment

“Do bother to find out the truth for yourself. I have seen a documentary film shown on CCTV 9 China,s English channel on the mess in Lhasa. It was not a peaceful protest, the Tibetians who participated in the protest were violent, groups of them were seen brutally attacking passer by and committing arson! Monks were throwing stone at the riot police. Check it out yourself don't pass judgement yet.”

shanghaislim on Apr 1, 2008 at 14:01:51

“You are most correct sir! What you see on BBC and CNN is totally biased reporting.

I just returned from China 4 days ago and they are making fun of the mistake ridden western media.

Many of these pictures of police beating monks .....are actually from Nepal. (Check out the uniforms)

A picture showing Chinese police dragging away a person................is actually Chinese police rescuing an injured Han Chinese.

A shot of a Chinese Tank and a single monk protester...........was cropped to avoid showing an army of rioting monks throwing rocks and bottles at innocent Chinese businessmen.

People in the west see a Buddhist monk and their nice robes and shiny bald heads and think they are all like Gandhi...............well wrong. There are extremely violent activist monks that beat and burn and murder innocents among the peaceful ones.

The monks went rampaging through Lhasa, marking Tibetan owned businesses with white sheets while they burned and looted all of the Chinese businesses. Most of the deaths were innocent Han Chinese people who have settled in Tibet.

Western Media charges that the Chinese are flooding Tibet with Han Chinese to destroy the cultural heritage. Wrong Tibet is 92% Tibetan.

And to you ignorant people. Yes Tibet enjoyed a few decades of independence before 1950 but Tibet has been part of China dating back 1000 years to the Yuan dynasty. Tibet and China was ruled by the Ming, Ching, and Yuan Emperors who provided security and stability for centuries before this.”

Rule Of Law on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:50:25

“OH, those wacky "Tibetians." LOL”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 09:32:26 in Politics

“You are proud of your command of the English language, pity you misuse your academic qualification to trample on others who are less proficient in it. HuffPo I believe, is an international post within reach even from the furthest corner of the world, that is, if you can gain access to internet.
It allows people of different countries to express themselves in a variety of subjects and most of all a chance to taste free speech albeit via electronic media. Something they may not be allowed in their country even Singapore has its restrictions. Imagine you can even vent your explectives at the President USA for screwing up Iraq.
This is USA and the freedom of speech.
From the posters I came across, there are Indians, Chinese even Arabs although I do not know which part of the Middle East he is from. Their command of the English may be poor but they express themselves the best they can and you understand them no matter how unplatable it may be.
On the other hand can you express yourself in their language as well as they can express themselves in yours?
If you want to teach English through HuffPo I think many people will appreciate you but I don't think this is your intention.
Hope you take this positively.”

Lindainus on Apr 1, 2008 at 13:51:18

“Actually, I welcome people correcting my English. I know my English is far from excellent. What I don’t like is if my teacher keep telling other students that I have an Indian accent (not like I have anything against Indian people), and after hearing 100 times, most people believe I do have an Indian accent.

Same, I am upset because the media here keeps telling people that Chinese government crack down peaceful protest by using NEPALESE policemen’s pictures. And after hearing 100 times, most people do believe it.”
Matthews Said Bush Showed

Matthews Said Bush Showed "Guts" At Baseball Game

Commented Mar 31, 2008 at 20:14:31 in Media

“If he had fought in Vietnam I would say he has guts, this I would call him a shamless stubborn ass.”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Mar 31, 2008 at 02:22:36 in Politics

“....substance.”

Shanshan on Apr 1, 2008 at 17:52:22

“"The majority is not always right, the majority can be mislead. " That is absolutely true and thoughtful!”

Rule Of Law on Mar 31, 2008 at 15:04:13

“Darfur, Myanmar!”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Mar 30, 2008 at 23:01:41 in Politics

“If you want to comment on current affairs of foreign countries it will do everybody good to check on both sides of the coin before giving judgement . Let's not jump into the band wagon and hype about things from what we read in our papers only.
I remember before the invasion of Iraq many people went along with Bush, most papers hype about it. We did not get out of our shell to check for the truth from other sources nor did we believe Saddam when he said Iraq has no WMD. We even ridiculed Hans Blix for telling the truth.
We are partly to be blamed for the debacle in Iraq (unless if you are one of those who think Bush is right) because we did not check or accept the truth from other sources. The majority is not always right, the majority can be mislead. I choose to look at both sides of the coin so that I can stand on my own judement and won't get played out again by liars in the future and live with a clear conscience . If there is any lesson to learn from all those unnecessry suffering we caused in Iraq is to find out the truth as much as we can. Otherwise we will again make the same mistake and be manipulated to start another bloody, senseless war. By the way people who cannot carry on a sensible discussion without calling other people names are usually people witout much”

Jonahson on Mar 31, 2008 at 02:22:36

“....substance.”
Parents Indicted In Faith-Healing Death

Parents Indicted In Faith-Healing Death

Commented Mar 30, 2008 at 10:12:59 in Healthy Living

“She forgot the other half of the sentence '............but He will only help those who help themselves.' In other words seek professional help before calling Him.”
Shiite Leader Al-Sadr Defies Iraq Gov't

Shiite Leader Al-Sadr Defies Iraq Gov't

Commented Mar 29, 2008 at 20:35:38 in Politics

“Bush has achieved what Saddam did not - get the Shiites to kill each other. Another round of senseless fighting and bloodshed. He has no pity for Iraqi civilians, to them they are dispensable. What is the use of the US Constitution when it is helpless to prevent a maniac like Bush to invade and occupy a foreign country causing millions of people of both countries to suffer. All this just on suspiscion that the country possess WMD and will attack US, when that country has never send anyone to harm US in its entire history of existence? Sorry to say this but the Constitution allowed it to happen and for another for five years or more to illegally occupy it.”
Hillary And Bill: We Aren't Going Anywhere

Hillary And Bill: We Aren't Going Anywhere

Commented Mar 29, 2008 at 06:02:43 in Politics

“Quickly give up so Huffpo can have more time for Mc cain.”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Mar 29, 2008 at 05:57:59 in Politics

“In a Buddhist view point change is envitable, when you fear changes, just like growing old, and fight it instead will only cause suffrering. Why not accept it with wisdom? Why not embrace China and use it as a platform to help hundrerds of millions of Chinese to understand the teachings of the Buddha? Things have changed since the time of Mao. Now China has its own brand of communism. It allow capitalism; it allows its citizens to travel abroad and there is a certain amount of religious freedom although it still requires believers to take in consideration of sacrifice for the country and citizens before religion. Famous chinese actors like Jet Li and singers like Faye Wong are both followers of Tibetian Bhuddism something unheard of during Mao's time.
Tibets have been isolated for hundreds of years to practice their own brand of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama had many rebirths to perfect his wisdom I hope he will lead his people well. There is nothing else we can teach a Bodhisatva(in Vajarana practice one who aspires to become a Buddha) but we can remind them of their commitment to practice the Ten Perfections.(for those who want to know, you can check it out in the internet type buddha follow by ten perfections).”

MagisterLudi on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:21:47

“Johanson, agreed: he change cuts both ways: for Chine and Tibetans alike. Tibet will NEVER be a bucolic and isolated pasture.
But Tibetan people, given some autonomy can learn to function in harmony within greater Chinese community.
HH Lama was right to condemn the rioting and murderous Tibetan mob as well as Chinese military who killed the same rioting Tibetans.

But respectfully, I disagree that this current incarnation of HH D. Lama is a Bodhisatva.

Om mani padme hum.”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Mar 28, 2008 at 23:42:06 in Politics

“That guy or police or whatever, is trying to see whether the monk is dead by turning him over with his feet. By the way it is good to see the face or uniform of the guy who is doing this. Some of the pictures used in the Tibetan crack down were actually of Nepalese police manhandling protestors. There was even one used by HuffPo showing police manhandling protestors, they were actually Nepalese police!”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Mar 28, 2008 at 21:29:58 in Politics

“continue .......
The Chinese didn't expect trouble that was why so few riot police were present. Probably some of the rioters were shot when reinforcement arrived. Many bulidings were burnt as can be clearly seen by aerial pictures of the place. Perhaps when tourist is allowed in again we can check it out ourselves.
Those people whose bussinesses including two rows of stalls selling vegetables were affected got really pissed off by the riot.
It didn't resemble the peaceful protest I imagined, it was more like a mob rioting.”
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Tibet, Beijing and Olympic Sponsors: To Boycott or Not

Commented Mar 28, 2008 at 18:50:58 in Politics

“I happened to watch a brief documentary released from the Chinese side on its english channel CCTV9 as I was curious to know what was going on there since little informaton were coming out from our press other then from the exiled pro Democracy group. We had bad experience with the information provided by the Chalabi group about Iraq in fact some of the WMD spin were from them.

What I saw stunt me. The mob were violent. They burnt and destroyed shops they perceived as belonging to chinese. They stoned and manhandled passer bys some were even knifed. They destroyed scooters while a group even overtuned a police vehicle. There were a few monks running and throwing stones. The mob burnt a school and failed in their attempt to burnt a primary school because the gate was locked in time. There were students in the school at that time. Most of the shops burnt were chinese owned but there was a Tibetian family of four who owned a motor bike shop and was hiding upstair were trapped and burnt to dead. Another chinese owned shop was burnt along with four workers some of them were Tibetians. They also torched two fire engines that came to the rescue. There was a group of out numbered riot police being chase and stoned one of the police suffered head injury. The place is now back to normal. They reported 13 deaths during the early stage of rioting.”

Rule Of Law on Mar 30, 2008 at 21:24:05

“Yes, and I heard those nasty Tibetans have weapons of mass destruction hidden up there in the snow, too. Scary...”

Amalek on Mar 29, 2008 at 01:16:57

“The Tibetans deserve respect for their culture, which the Chinese long ago realized had also become in their best interest. They have encourage enough Han to move their (not an easy task since the altitude is so high (14,000 feet) most people get altitude sickness) that they could make a sound case against independence.

What the Tibetans do not have the right to do is to use violence to attempt to embarrass China. There is no way they can win independence through violence. Nor should they win the sympathy of others. They are such hypocritical Buddhists - how can a non-violent religion use violence to make its case? They are no more Buddhists than the pro-war evangelicals are Christians.

The author correctly understands that peace and harmony are crucial values in China. They must be in a society with 1.4 billion people. The Chinese people are rightfully outraged at this attack on civilization. The Dalai Lama should stand up for what he believes and support the Chinese government in restoring order, while extending the right of the Tibetans to retain their culture and rediscover their religion.”

Jonahson on Mar 28, 2008 at 21:29:58

“continue .......
The Chinese didn't expect trouble that was why so few riot police were present. Probably some of the rioters were shot when reinforcement arrived. Many bulidings were burnt as can be clearly seen by aerial pictures of the place. Perhaps when tourist is allowed in again we can check it out ourselves.
Those people whose bussinesses including two rows of stalls selling vegetables were affected got really pissed off by the riot.
It didn't resemble the peaceful protest I imagined, it was more like a mob rioting.”
Bush: Iraq Violence A Necessary Part Of Development

Bush: Iraq Violence A Necessary Part Of Development

Commented Mar 28, 2008 at 17:17:50 in Politics

“Bush can find one thousand reasons why he invaded Iraq and justify staying the course. We know all his reasons are lies. All Universites in the world having a faculty in psychcology studies should compile all the lies Bush told and make it a case study.”
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US Embassy Personnel In Baghdad Told Not To Leave 'Reinforced Structures' Due To Incoming Insurgent Fire

Commented Mar 27, 2008 at 20:39:08 in Home

“Sooner or later or maybe even now Sadr's militia will realize they will be targetted to surrender by the US and Maliki. The temporary cease fire had allowed Maliki's troops to be strong while allowing Sadr's militia to get in better arsenal and be better organized. There is no way Maliki's troops can capture the city without reducing it to something resembling Anbar.
Wow! Bush has done a better job than Saddam , he even got the Shiites to kill each other.”
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The Tide Is Turning

Commented Mar 27, 2008 at 03:02:43 in Politics

“Those Presidential hopefuls who sacntioned the Iraq war will pay dearly. Obama will be the run away winner.”

rucognizant on Mar 27, 2008 at 07:48:05

“Not if CNN has any say about it.! They just had Mark Halprein ( TIME ) saying HILLARY IS EVEN WITH OBAMA.......
NACY PELOSI IS BEING UNFAIR ; BECAUSE SHE WON'T JUMP IN AND SUPPORT HILLARY!
WHAAAAAAAAAT??????
Just when more people are waking up to the situation as a result of the Frontline Piece!
To those of us who have been running that movie in our heads for 8 years, the show didn't go far enough or deep enough. But I am hearing evidence that others have been made aware , by having the timeline sequence laid out before them again!
It is time for severe sanctions aganst CNN! They are the network that is 'passing" for liberal!”
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Reading The Pictures: Before I Could Explain

Commented Mar 25, 2008 at 23:56:29 in Media

“Don't get too emotional over the rug. The family put it there just to show the US soldiers they are on their side. They will remove it once the soldiers are gone. Probably they also have insignias of the different miltias fighting there.
If they hang the rug permanenty there the family would have been wiped out by the militias get it?
It's a matter of working out their survival.”
McCain Says US Succeeding in Iraq

McCain Says US Succeeding in Iraq

Commented Mar 25, 2008 at 20:21:52 in Politics

“Here's another Bush in the making maybe even worser. Just like Bush he dosen't care or listen to the majority just like Bush he will abuse the power entrsuted to him if he becomes President. What does it make him? A future democracy dictator(it's a newly coined phrase you won't find it in the dictionary).”
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Reading The Pictures: Before I Could Explain

Commented Mar 25, 2008 at 20:05:24 in Media

“Since the end of World War II US have been fighting unjust Wars.”
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Reading The Pictures: Before I Could Explain

Commented Mar 25, 2008 at 18:19:51 in Media

“That's a good one. Using it as a passport during those unwelcome house visits.”
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Reading The Pictures: Before I Could Explain

Commented Mar 25, 2008 at 05:36:38 in Media

“One thing will never change - the heartless Americans. The war was brought right into the living rooms of the Iraqis. Not only did their hopes, freedom,and country are being destroyed hundreds of thousands have died. All the posts and blogs I came across only show concern for the US soldiers dying there, none mentioned that US should leave because of the ongoing Iraqi deaths; because of the war they caused. Let them fight for their freedom, US are attracting Al Qaeda with their presence once they leave then there is no reason for Al Qaeda to exist in Iraq. The Sunnis and Shiites are fierce fighters and they show they can fight them when they took control of security in their province recently. Let them solve their own problems. At the rate they are dying now how many Iraqis will remain after ten years as Bush and Cheney like to stay the course and 'win' this war.”

Pandu on Mar 25, 2008 at 09:41:20

“I keep hearing that there have been 4000 deaths in Iraq. Apparently only Americans count.”
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My Visit With the Dalai Lama

Commented Mar 24, 2008 at 21:56:31 in Politics

“No, I do not advocate stealing in any form. Neither have I, through my postings advocate annexing of Tibet. Pause for a while and consider this and tell me if this is reality or not ; it is the Tibetian who will suffer ultimately if they use violent confrontation against China. Their chances to get autonomy would be further reduced and their culture will be further eroded. If the Olympic games fail to go through because of the boycott then Tibetians will have made a billion chinese enemies. China consider Tibet as part of China and their people are very patriotic about it. If they have no choice they would rather give up the Olmpics rather then what they perceive as their land.”
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