A Free Press for Vietnam
I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.I don’t know if I was passionate about it but I was knowledgeable. I defended the side of technological advance, of science and progress. Continue reading Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food
For years, those in favor of same-sex marriage have argued that all Americans should be free to live as they choose. And yet in countless cases, the government has coerced those who simply wish to be free to live in accordance with their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
Ministers face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding.
Just this weekend, a case has arisen in Idaho, where city officials have told ordained ministers they have to celebrate same-sex weddings or face fines and jail time. Continue reading Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail
T.Y.Chiu, a student from Hong Kong
Emails: I am not sure whether words can describe my how I feel in these two days. My parents are Hong Kong police… I understand their thinking: Students are controlled and brainwashed by other parties… the Hong Kong government is not good but better than the Chinese government, occupying Central would lead to a severe effect on Hong Kong’s economy and social disrupt[ion]… Whenever I tried to explain, they would say I am too young to understand these things… The protest was not only formed by the voice of a group of students, but the voice of the majority of Hong Kong people. Living in Hong Kong for most of my life, it is so obvious that the city has changed so much. Not [for] the good.
Video clip from TOMO News
CNN crew gassed
- Thousands of protesters have taken over central areas of Hong Kong and are camped outside government offices – many schools and banks closed
- Protesters are angry at changes to Hong Kong’s political system which will allow direct elections but only from a pool of candidates approved by Beijing
Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
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The jihadists’ rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women’s issue. It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity. So why won’t anyone in Washington talk about it?
by cogitASIA Staff • September 4, 2014
By Duong Tran
Vietnam has an urgent need to boost its capacity of electricity generation if it wants to sustain current-level growth rates. The Vietnamese government has laid out an ambitious plan to meet future electricity demands, but making use of multiple energy sources remains a challenge. In this context, the U.S.-Vietnam nuclear cooperation agreement could play a critical role in shaping the country’s electricity production over the next decades. Continue reading The U.S.-Vietnam 123 Agreement Could Help Vietnam’s Electricity Needs
India considers a Vietnamese offer to explore offshore drilling options despite Chinese protests.
BY ANDREW R.C. MARSHALL
(Reuters) – The word “sleepy” could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia’s remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.
It has few cars and only two sets of traffic lights. The cloud-wreathed mountain looming over it resembles a slumbering volcano. Nearby beaches lie pristine and empty, waiting for tourists. Continue reading Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia’s South China Sea frontline