Monthly Archives: November 2009

For Advent: Our Lady of Vladimir

During one of his lucid and sensible moments, our friend Ivan sent us the icon of Our Lady of Valdimir (Russia), for us to publish during advent while we await Christmas. Ned Kelly and Catherine agree with Ivan, that it’s … Continue reading

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Keeping the French under control

Ned Kelly the Irish-Australian is proud of his ancestral country’s response to the country whose symbol is a cock.

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Ivan’s wedding reception

Catherine and I have recently returned from a furtive trip to Idaho, USA, where we were guests at Ivan’s wedding to Hypatia de la Pink. Ivan wasn’t able to hire a live band for the wedding reception, but in lieu … Continue reading

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Chinese Netizens Calling for the Release of Zhao Lianhai

More than one hundred Chinese netizens have signed a petition to call for the imminent release of Zhao Lianhai.  The following is my translation of the petition: A Letter to the Beijing Police: Urging for the Release of Zhao Lianhai, … Continue reading

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Spokesman for Tainted Milk Parents Arrested

UPDATE: According to one of the parents of the Kidney Stone Babies, the Beijing Police had refused to grant a visit to a representative from Zhao Lianhai’s legal counsel today.  The excuse was that an application for visitation had not been received. … Continue reading

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The End of an Era for Caijing Magazine

The much anticipated resignation of Hu Shuli from the Caijing Magazine has finally been confirmed.  This marks more than just the end of an era for an influential finance magazine that earns its reputation for its relatively independent voice.  It … Continue reading

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Why Americans are doomed

Why Americans are doomed:

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