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Every Filipino being a hero, folding paper cranes for clean elections and other crap

By Tue, Oct 13, 2009 9:23PM UTC

Better Philippines post yesterday resonated with my own sentiments. And much of the thinking that I have nowadays somewhat reflects the thinking of other Get Realists. The title “hero” or “bayani” has been bandied around and used like cheap perfume on everything ranging from paying taxes to going overseas where

Lead poisoning sickens nearly 1,000 kids in China

By Tue, Oct 13, 2009 8:33PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 children living near smelting plants in China’s central Henan province have tested positive for excessive lead levels in their blood, state media reported Tuesday. The health bureau in Jiyuan City conducted blood tests on 2,743 children under the age of 14, following reports of large-scale

Macau looks to tighten controls on gambling

By Tue, Oct 13, 2009 5:01PM UTC

HONG KONG — Macau may curb the growth of its booming casino industry with limits on the number of gambling tables and other restrictions, the government said. The southern Chinese city’s government met Monday with executives of six casino operators, including the local units of Las Vegas Sands and Wynn

Future of Caijing in doubt after staff exodus

By Tue, Oct 13, 2009 4:17PM UTC

BEIJING — The general manager of China’s most influential financial magazine and dozens of her staff have resigned, in a possible tussle over editorial control at the path-breaking publication. Heidi Zhang said Tuesday that Caijing Magazine’s Daphne Wu Chuanhui and 60 to 70 employees who worked for her in the

Caption Contest

By Tue, Oct 13, 2009 3:46PM UTC Caption Contest

Winner gets a big stick of bamboo right in the kisser.

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