In my opinion, one that is detached from any level of pain that has been experienced by your uncle, is one I try to keep as transparent and separate from personal bias. But I will admit me simply posting in response to this, in it's nature, is already on a level of bias. But I digress.
My intention of this comment is to completely agree that Krulwich did indeed go about his questioning in the end with a large amount of disrespect for your Uncle's emotional trauma with the experiences he and his family has gone through. With that being said though, it was done with the original intention that the interview was planed from the get go with searching for a level of "truth" and the final question of physically seeing a plane does 100% account for hearsay. Now with me stating my opinion on that, I also do not claim or belittle the emotions and trauma. It saddens my heart that anything of this nature could ever happen to anyone. But when one is to look at a situation with scientific clarity, emotion must be detached, especially when the consequences could lead to justification to produce chemical weapons on U.S. soil, or anywhere for that mater, in defense. Never once was it said that these questions were being pushed due to a belief that your uncle was un-knowledgeable. I can see that a perception of this can be bestowed on the situation, but that is all on a personal assumption on your level. Regardless of the fact that Krulwich was not stating otherwise, doesn't change the fact that this was a lot of assumptions on your party's end. and to expect for more satisfying apologies for self assumptions of that degree is something I find hard to understand, personally. But as I have stated from the get go, I have no such experiences and just simply wanted to put my perspective into play.
Are you implying that if further research is conducted, said research with a larger sample of races other than that of Northern European descent in some way will conclude that a race will be deemed as inferior? And as such, will receive initial unmitigated bigotry, then follow years of rebellion and revolution in order to find equality? And if that is the case, then it appears quite paradoxical that a call for more research of descendants hailing from races other than Northern Europe be conducted. Unless, of course, the implication is that there will be an inferiority found amongst the Northern European descendants, ergo they will be ostracized, which would indirectly speak of the character of the then superior races...
I believe a more plausible reason is the lack of scientific fervor in races other than Northern European Descent, or at the very least the lack of said scientists' tendentious exposition toward the data skew, which is precluded by the paradox.
You can twist the language but you can not hide from the act, skirting the law instead of following the legal process.
Kalia, thank you for this.
“We also want to base our immigration system on family, compared with other industrialized nations who base their immigration on the needs of the economy.”
Other industrialized countries take their economies and legality more seriously than the United States. When a country is racking up and additional $1 trillion in debt every year, some standards have to be set. The United States is no longer financially able to be the world's sugar daddy.
"However, some of the coalition’s positions are sure to meet resistance from conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill."
I was reading a news article on the immigration bill as it stands now. It appears the Democrats are going to try a repeat from the last time, poison pilling the bill to kill off Republican support so it can be used in the 2014 election. This maybe more key as Obamacare is starting to kick in and many people are getting unpleasant surprises. The Democrats may need an issue to run cover for them and a failed immigration bill will serve the need. Obama will talk up immigration reform while knowing all along Senate Democrats will try to kill the bill off.
This will allow Obama to run around the country saying I tried but those darn Republicans killed the bill, again.
Crowded but worth the wait. Wanted to try everything. Very Southern, very French Quarter.
Have you seen the photos of Rodman all buddy-buddy with Kim Jong-Un
Why the fuck would DENNIS RODMAN do anything but be as friendly and warm as possible to Kim Jong Un while in North Korea
Reddit chick fag.
And there was no sensationalism with the guide to North Korea.
It seems like he was taking telling it like he saw it and like he thought it with no BIAS.
"seeming to gloss over the very real, very fucked up human rights abuses"
Im not sure what Vice guide to north korea documentary you saw, but the one I watched didnt have any images of people being abused. Making the doco pretty fucking unbias. Which, for some weird reason, is what I want when I see a documentary.
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Congratulations to him. Being an Asian-American makes me proud of him. Does he also read mystery books?
Dood, are you racist?? "CHINKY-EYED ASIAN??" What the fuck is wrong with you! Tell that to me and a million asians (including indians and filipinos) and call them "chink" in our faces and you''re going to get your ass fuckin beat bitch!
-U.S. Air Force
Re-read the second full paragraph. Kalia says she was in contact with Pat Walters, a producer at RadioLab. PAT, NOT JAD.
It doesn't seem like she had much contact with Jad through the process, as far as I can tell.
Naqvi's work is thoughtful and honest. While his writing sometimes brags of his literary background a little too strongly, it is still far less pretentious, far more perturbing than the frivolity that Mohsin Hamid calls a story.
I love this movie!
I completely agree with Kalia, the comments were harsh and hurtful. The rude words that Rob had stated about kalia and her uncle about hearsay and monopolizing was completely irrational because they had all the power to edit the interview and they asked the questions. I agree that the truth will be the truth regardless if uncle Eng was standing in the middle of the chemical droppings or not. I’m torn by Radiolab’s lack of interest. They claim they didn’t have time to look at the sources Kailia offered. This goes back on their words about looking for the truth; if one is looking for the truth they should not be bais and welcome any evidence, sources and items that may bring out the truth. Radiolab denied the evidence from Chemical weapons expert Matt Meselson and biologist Thomas Seeley who analyzed the chemicals the hmong brought and said they were harmful. The Hmong people have witnessed death of starvations and it did not compare to the filth that was left after the chemical droppings. If RL questions Mr. Eng about seeing an airplane dropping chemicals and if he didn’t then it wasn’t chemicals being dropped. That could easily be turned around and you can ask if Mr. Eng saw bees flying over, if he didn’t then that too is not valid as a result of the yellow stuff left behind. Yes some researchers have gone out to see the bee poop droppings, but even so if they claim that happens once a year, then how do they explain the constant “bee pooping” that kept killing the hmong? It’s clear that it wasn’t the yellow bee pooping the hmong were seeing. Maybe it was yellow bee pooping that was left but that does not solve the problem of why so many hmong deaths were loss, the heartaches we all have to go through. Atleast RL could acknowledge the truth of what Mr, Eng saw. The truth is the truth and many americans can’t handle their failure in helping the hmong when the hmong helped them.Many people search for the truth, but go into researching not realizing how biased they are already about a topic, and how opinionated they are already along with their subjective questions. RL should look over their values and relive them fully with the truth.
These are one of the solutions that some people have come up with. they made this a stepping stone to survive. Let's just hope that these kids won't be seriously injured. I'll be watching the upcoming Mayweather vs Guerrero professional fight and I'm sure it would be an exciting one.
After hearing this podcast it has amazed me. Just because the Hmong people are not educated and use to be jungle people does NOT mean they do not know what happened. Personally, I think that people who had lived through the life of yellow rain would know much more then people who are doing studies or who did studies. And bee-poop? really? It saddens me how people view the Hmong people. Kao Kalia is right, they came to her wanting to know more. Whatever his name was at the end, his apology did not sound sincere. Others may argue that Kao Kalia and Mr. Eng Yang couldn't accept the truth. But the question is what is the Truth? Scientist? Or people who lived through the lives? This podcast just saddened. You can tell that they edited this podcast also because sometimes they had Kao Kalia translating the wrong part sometimes. This was not a good edit if they were trying to make the interview sound "not as bad" Radiolab.
"Bringing me back from the brink was an actual doctor, American theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku"
The good doctor gets little play in Asian-American circles but I regard him as one of the most interesting men in America.
He combines good humor and an ability to break down complex theory into human bite size pieces with a joy that borders on the religious.
From time to time Coast To Coast radio show host Art Bell would have him on for extended discussions on all matters of science and after 3 hours, Kaku sounded like he was just warming up.
Kaku does have his own radio show, visit his website for station listings.
Who do we get into contact with to get our prize?
Are we all the same? We all want the same things some way, some how. Keep evolving, keep improving. You are not a happy person if you are difficult.
Perhaps Harold and Kumar paved the way for this. Remember, the creators of 21 and Over also created the Ken Jeong character in "The Hangover". I certainly found Mr. Jeong very funny. although I suppose you could argue that character was both an Asian and a gay stereotype.
Are you sure this is good? It only has a 29% rating on Tomatometer and there are a lot of reviewers calling it racist and sexist. I'm thinking of going to see this with my date (we're both Chinese). But after reading the Rotten Tomatoes reviews, I'm thinking it's too risky and might offend her.
"By portraying him the way they have, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have begun an irreversible process -- one in which viewers can realize that the Asian American experience is not uniform. That we are not all geniuses, that we are not all immigrants, and that we suffer and flunk and fail like everyone else."
Irreversible? You give Hollywood too much credit. Have you seen the trailers for Olympus Has Fallen?
It's an old one, but thought I would give it a shot. "Me: Did it hurt much? Them: Hurt much? Me: When you fell from heaven?" It never worked. LOL
I have been to Natalie Salon for many years and happened to get to know the owners well. They were immigrants themselves but they work hard and always strive to do their best for their employees. The employees love to work at their shop. However, a few of them turned their back against the owner due to jealousy. These few individuals also stole customers from the Salon and started a new nail shop across from Natalie Salon in Redwood City.
The previous issue of Hyphen is available in its entirety for your perusing pleasure. Almost as good as having it right in your hands!