Daily Commentary – Friday, January 16, 2015 – Chinese Man Caught Smuggling 94 iPhones into Mainland China

  • The man caught the attention of border guards because he was walking funny. After the metal detector went off they searched and found the phones duct taped to his body

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Malaysia Officials Now Say Missing Airline Flight 370 Was Deliberately Diverted … Missing Plane May Have Flown on for 7 Hours

Malaysia officials are now saying that Malaysia Flight 370 was ‘deliberately diverted’ and then flown for as long as seven hours toward an unknown destination. Satellites tracked the flight for over 7 hours after the plane lost contact. The planes communications and data systems were intentionally and purposely turned off. However, part of the data system could not be turned off and continued to send pinging to satellites.  But for what purpose and who was involved in this hijacking is still unknown. The search continues, now toward the Indian Ocean … Indian aircraft and ships began fanning out a day ago around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a distant Indian territory toward the coast of Myanmar, and across more than 13,000 square miles of open sea.

The mystery of missing Malaysia flight 370 continues.

The search for Flight 370 turned into a criminal investigation on Saturday, after Malaysia declared that the plane had been deliberately diverted and then flown for as long as seven hours toward an unknown point far from its scheduled route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia said on Saturday afternoon that he would seek the help of governments across a large swath of Asia in the search for the plane, which has been missing for a week and had 239 people on board. The Malaysian authorities released a map showing that the last satellite signal received from the plane had been sent from a point somewhere along one of two arcs spanning large distances across Asia.

Missing airliner may have flown on for 7 hours.

In the most comprehensive account to date of the plane’s fate, Najib drew an ominous picture of what happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying investigators had determined there was “deliberate action by someone on the plane.”

Najib said the investigation had “refocused” to look at the crew and passengers. A Malaysia Airlines representative, speaking to relatives of passengers in Beijing, said the Malaysian government had opened a criminal investigation into the plane’s disappearance.

The plane’s whereabouts remain unknown one week after it disappeared from civilian radar shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur. But Najib, citing newly analyzed satellite data, said the plane could have last made contact anywhere along one of two corridors: one stretching from northern Thailand toward the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan border, the other, more southern path stretching from Indonesia to the remote Indian Ocean.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 21, 2013 – Public Urinal Users in Shenzhen Better Aim Good

  • Or be fined 100 yuan ($16) for failing to urinate accurately

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U.S. Federal Prosecutors Charge NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden with Espionage

As reported at CNN, U.S. prosecutors have charged NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property. According to the WAPO, Snowden was charged with theft, “unauthorized communication of national defense information” and “willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person.” The United States has asked Hong Kong to detain the former National Security Agency contract analyst on a provisional arrest warrant.  From KTLA5,  the complaint was filed June 14 in the Eastern District of Virginia, a jurisdiction where Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is headquartered.

Federal prosecutors have charged Edward Snowden, the man who admitted leaking top-secret details about U.S. surveillance programs, with espionage and theft of government property, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Virginia on Friday.

The United States has asked Hong Kong, where Snowden is believed to be in hiding, to detain the former National Security Agency contract analyst on a provisional arrest warrant, The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

The complaint charges Snowden with theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified communications intelligence to an unauthorized person. The latter two allegations amount to espionage under the federal Espionage Act.

Daily Commentary – Friday, April 27, 2012 – Chinese Make Sunglasses Called Helen Keller

  • Chinese fashion firm, Xiamen Jinzhi, has named a line of its sunglasses Helen Keller

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Daily Commentary – Monday, August 15, 2011 – China – US Currency Being Discarded by the World – Who Will Obama Blame?

  • China – US Currency Being Discarded by the World – Who Will Obama Blame?

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SHOCKER!!! Nobel Peace Prize Awarded and not to Obama … This Time a Deserving Recipient, Jailed Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Peace Prize vs. China … Finally Nobel gets it right!

The Nobel Peace Prize committee finally gets it right this year and awards the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese, political and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner presently sits in a Chinese jail and is currently serving an 11-year term on subversion charges. Kudos to the Nobel Peace Prize committee for actually make a controversial choice in picking a winner for all the right reasons. It is about time some one stood up to China and their horrific treatment to people.

Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his writings, won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of “his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”

Mr. Liu, 54, perhaps China’s best known dissident, is currently serving an 11-year term on subversion charges.

Needless to say, the Chinese government is not happy with the decision. Not in the least. It is about time some one stood up to China and called them for what they really are. In awarding the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, the committee for the first time in a long time got it 100% correct and should be applauded. Although their statement below has some PC platitudes in it to China, it is nice to see some one actually stand up to this Communist, humna rights violators instead of just bowing to them.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry reacted angrily to the news, calling it a “blasphemy” to the Peace Prize and saying it would harm Norwegian-Chinese relations. “Liu Xiaobo is a criminal who has been sentenced by Chinese judicial departments for violating Chinese law,” it said in a statement.

In their statement in Olso announcing the prize, the committee noted that China, now the world’s second-biggest economy, should be commended for lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and for broadening the scope of political participation. But they chastised the government for ignoring freedoms guaranteed in the Chinese Constitution. [editors note: "lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty", really? Have they seen the slave and near slave labor wages in China? I guess they have not hear of FoxxConn.]

“In practice, these freedoms have proved to be distinctly curtailed for China’s citizens,” the statement said, adding, “China’s new status must entail increased responsibility.”

Nobel was obviously making up for last years ridiculous choice. Last year, it was bad enough that Obama was nominated, but to win? Sadly, the committee make a mockery of the award last year and gave it to Barack Obama, a man who had literally accomplished nothing. It was such a joke that Obama had won the award last year that even SNL could not resist the satire.

Interestingly enough, Barack Obama has seemed to be left off the Nobel Prize list of nominee for economic this year. A collective America with record debt, record food stamp recipients and an unemployment rate that is supposed to rise once again later this morning wonders why.

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