Stories from 11 October 2006
Kaishin in Japundit reports that a samurai theme park is on sale now, and the price is roughly: USD$8,200,000.
One in four households in Japan have no savings, alexpappas blogs about a survey result.
BWG blogs a survey about how parents in Hong Kong react when they got frustrated with their kids’ studies: Get out! go away! I don't want to see you anymore.
Ai wei wei discusses the way how the government deal with fairness and justice by presenting two legal cases: Let us discuss fairness and equality, the foundations for social morality. Democracy and checks and balances are the basic conditions for guaranteeing fairness and justice. Short of these basic conditions, any...
Wang Xiao-feng discusses about the fashion of “digital sex” writings and its potential impact on sex attitude in China (zh): some writers pretend to be experts in sex, but the writings are just pornographics.
Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China introduces a new website called “little fatty net”. It is a new generation youth website.
Valentine Michael Smith reports on a meeting convened in Bermuda to discuss the subject of independence, where 23% of the attendeed were “confused expats thinking they were attending a screening of The Sound of Music”.
A Bermudian bishop earns points from the Limey for his refusal to support an interdenominational church service he believes excludes homosexuals.
MTV veejay-turned-Belize eco resort owner Simone Elgeln looks back on her early days in Belize when she and her husband invited a few people to watch movies at their home — and the whole community turned up.
“While our system of education has tragedy written into its script, with a 16 year old having to choose four subjects on which to “concentrate” to the exclusion of others, there is a wider travesty occurring daily in our societies,” writes Jamaica Francis Wade in a post exploring the effects...
Deep Purple is getting ready to rock Almaty for two nights, reports neweurasia.
Geoffrey Philp launches a new writers series called “In My Own Words” with Trinidadian poet Mervyn Taylor.
Onnik Krikorian reports on protests and unhappiness among Georgia's ethnic Armenian community.
neweurasia reports on the correlation between a Central Asian and Caucasus states’ levels of corruption and parking violations for members of their UN missions.
Registan.net reports on how the conflict between Georgia and Russia creates problems for Kazakhstan.
Sean Roberts discusses how last year's Andijon uprising is being used to arrest political figures who have fallen from favor.
An isolated mining town called Huanuni, located in the Department of Oruro, was the center of attention in Bolivia after violent clashes between groups of miners. In question were the rights to exploit the mine, as both the state-employed miners (asalariados) and independent contractors (cooperativistas) both laid claim to the...
The Accidental Russophile posts what looks like “a Soviet police memo identifying ethnic types.”
Arellanes.com translates a piece on the Czech Republic's most recent political scandals.
Boo shares her reaction on the murder of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Csikszereda Musings describes what a visit to a Romanian pharmacy feels like.