Monday, May 12, 2008

Nearly 10,000 reported killed by China quake

8 comments:

Alyssa, Midenian Scholar said...

(it ate my comment *grumblegrumble*)

I read this article today:
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/15/china.one.child/index.html

That's so sad--many of these parents *can't* have any more kids. I can't imagine what that would feel like.

China makes me so mad sometimes.

Alyssa, Midenian Scholar said...

Okay, the link didn't come out right so just piece this together:

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/
asiapcf/05/15/china.one.child/
index.html

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I've known about this for a long time. It disgusts me to the very core.

They couldn't tell me how many kids to have. I wonder if these population control people ever realize that one day, 2 parents having 1 child will cause a potentially dangerous population DECREASE!!!

Thanks for posting, Alyssa. I would have done it had I found this one before, but you saved me the trouble. :-)

Spencer

Alyssa, Midenian Scholar said...

Have I emailed you the Four Crisis Of Our Times paper yet? I meant to but I may have forgotten...

My older sister lived in China for five years or so, back in the day. If you ever want to know about the China the news doesn't broadcast, I can think of several books/documentaries that are very eye-opening.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

No, you haven't emailed it to me. And send the recommendations on their way, please! I pay attention to world affairs anyway, particularly with countries I deem adversaries.

Are you interested in North Korea?

Alyssa, Midenian Scholar said...

(sent it)

I've haven't looked into North Korea much, to be quite honest. :/ If you have any favorite articles I'll promise to look into them, certainly.

(Oi, it's very late. *is still cooling off from Long Movie Rant**sigh*)

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hmm, I still don't have it. I'll drop you an email, k?

As to NK, I would highly recommend National Geographic's Inside North Korea DVD. In it, they embed a camera crew with a relief group (an eye doctor who wished to help N. Koreans who have cataracts), pretending to be filming the humanitarian efforts, while in fact they are actually trying to get an inside look at the country. Of course, only so much can be shown because N. Korean handlers never left them alone, but other parts of the documentary (interviews, etc.) make up for that. The most eye-opening, and downright creepy part is at the very end.

Check it out, it's well worth the hour.

Spencer

Alyssa, Midenian Scholar said...

Sent you [several] emails. :) I've put the Korea movies into the Netflix que. :)