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Two Rapists Out on Parole Escaped, Hsinchu, Taichung, on High Alert

Yeah, and, we’re, NO longer safe here, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

It was, extremely rare, but, the sex offender out on parole, De-Yen Lin on the early morning of the 27th this month had, managed, to destroy the electronic ankle bracelet and took it off himself, got away from his residence, the D.A. already put out an arrest warrant.  The news got out, that a sex offender on parole had broken loose, it’d made the women in Hsinchu and Taichung worry, they’d asked the courts, the D.A. to watch the sex offenders more carefully.

The Taichung D.A.s office manager, Xiao-Wen Chang said, that De-Yen Lin (age 49) twenty years ago, committed robbery and rape multiple times, was sentenced to life in prison, but because he’d shown signs of remorse and behaved well in prison, he’d gotten the chance of parole.  At the start of two years ago, Lin was indicted on charges of theft, and because he was a sex offender, he was forced, to have an electronic anklet on him.

On the early morning of the 27th, the court appointed officer was watching the monitor, and found that Lin wasn’t at home, the D.A. immediately issued a warrant on his arrest, hoped, that he could turn himself in.

The Facebook Group, “Seeing the North of Hsinchu” two nights ago, posted the note: “a Released Rapist on the Loose, Women be Careful”, said, that the sex offender from northern Hsinchu, Lee severed the electronic anklet and ran off, it’d immediately gotten the online community’s attention, and the article was passed from one member of the online community to the next, and, that, was when the Hsinchu Police Department confirmed the statements.

Guo-Shen Lee (age 43) committed thirty-four cases of robbery back in 1992 in Tainan, and three of these cases involved the rapes of women, and he’d taken items such as Rolex watches from them, and was nicknamed that “Wolf of Rolex”, the following year, he was caught, and, from his first trial to his seventh appeal, the judges all gave him the death penalties, and, on the appeal of his ninth trial, the judge gave him life in prison, four years ago, he’d paroled out, and had the curfews of from nine at night to six the following morning, and he must have on, an electronic tracking anklet at all times.

Two years ago in June, Lee had sex with a hooker, and was sentenced to five months in prison for obstruction of societal values, and, he could not have his parole anymore.  The District Attorney’s Office received the notice of Lee’s parole getting taken away on January 5 this year, the very next day, Lee took off the electronic tracking anklet, and was on the run, on January 16th, the District Attorney’s Office sent out an arrest warrant for Lee, but they didn’t tell the public that he was a sex offender.

Two nights ago, the Facebook group “Seeing Northern Hsinchu” posted photos of Lee, told the online community to keep an eye out for him, the police subprecinct from northern Hsinchu received so many calls from the public, asking if the source of the news was real.

Why didn’t the police department issue the notices of this sexual predator’s escape?  The police station said, that the arrest warrant issued by the District Attorney’s office is the same as letting the public know; the District Attorney’s Office in Hsinchu said, that if after four, five months from now, Lee is still not yet arrested, then, they would consider posting his name and photograph to the public.

And, by then, guess how many more ladies are gonna get raped and murdered?  Exactly, this, is NOT good way, to deal, how can you ask the public to feel safe and secure, if a sex predator is on the loose?  It’s the justice system’s way of covering up, and, finding ways, to dodge getting blamed for not being careful enough if you ask me!

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Two Things that the Middle Schools Failed to Teach the Students

The downside of this reform in education, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

Recently after the results of the college entrance examinations, the related questions are once again, brought up, all of these problems, may be the issues of the systems, but, they are also a reflection of the blind spots of education, we failed to teach the younger generations the following:

Plans for One’s Futures: all the parents know, that entering into college is a very important decision.  But, other than preparing for the entrance exams day and night, what ELSE did we put in, for preparation’s sake?  We’d been led to believe, that so long as we scored high enough, we can attend ANY school we wanted to; but, the colleges are filled with an INFLUX of students who’d chosen the wrong majors, and has an even HIGHER rate of dropping out.  Aren’t the youths of eighteen years-of-age allowed their rights to explore their areas of interest?  Couldn’t they have the chances, to fail at the options they were choosing?  Shouldn’t they get to know the situation in those schools they’re applying to?  Are they really certain, of what they’re doing? 

The writer recalled, back when he’d applied for graduate school in the U.S., in order to make the best choice with limited funding, he’d conflicted between the choices of schools, or the majors, but, after going through that, I’d understood better, the purpose of me, studying abroad.  The whole purpose of the application process, is for the students to sort through their plans for themselves in the next four years, to choose the major that is mostly fitting to oneself.  But unfortunately, we’d educated the students by rushing them through the lessons, then, giving them endless reviews, examinations of the subjects, unwilling to let the students find their own separate piece of sky, no wonder, the college interviews, the entrance exams for the separate majors are almost exact, and, the schools had spent a TON of money, to publicize the academics, and not getting the desired results.

The Students Couldn’t Live Independently by Themselves: undeniable, the process of heading to interviews will take the students all over the map, but, the parents shouldn’t accompany the children to and from, and hover over them, wasting their money away.  An eighteen-year-old youth, in order to fulfill one’s own life, venturing out on one’s own, it’s the MOST meaningful thing in life.  In Europe or the U.S., a youth such as this may have already backpacked around the world, or worked odds and ends, to provide for one’s own tuitions, but, our beloved parents seemed to be more unwilling to let their babies head off to college, and would rather treat their grown children like babies, and had even hoped that the kids would choose schools closer to where the parents lived, so they could look after them better.

To tell the truth, if the parents are having troubles, letting the kids fly solo to school, how could they possible expect, these children will grow up, to be the pillars of the community?

Naturally, a lot of the schools could improve more on the processes of deciding on admissions, for instance, they should have separate offices for the applications, and personnel who handle the matters professionally.  And, the restrictions of the percentile markings from the examinations should also be more lenient, so more of those students from less fortunate backgrounds could get equal opportunities, so they could use the potentials to overcome their backgrounds, to give back to the community later on as they graduated.  But, all of these key determinants of success is based off of the real understanding of the purpose of education: grades are a minor part of life, we needed to help our young work hard to follow their paths, to become more practical in life.  But, all of these, more important values, we’re not, teaching them at all.

Because this application process had just been set up this past couple of years, whereas they’d used the exam grades, to determine WHICH major you are to study in in the past, and so, this, is all new to the students, as well as the parents, and so, the parents AND the students NEED to adapt themselves, quickly, to how this current system works, and that, would be one thing that those legislators failed to consider, before they’d implemented the new ideals.

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The Legislations for Long-Term Care is STUCK Again, My Household is About to Get Shattered Here

This, would be the PRIMARY issue of concern, in all the world’s countries today, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

Based off of the news reported by UDN NEWS, the legislations for long-term care is stuck, in the legislative department again.  It’s such a pain, just like the scholars stated, if there are NO laws tailoring to the long-term care of the elderly population, a lot of the families in this society will shatter.  All of us, siblings are trapped, in this deep and painful abyss, and, there’s still, NO end in sight.

My mother is in her eighties, has serious long-term conditions, other than heading to the doctors regularly, she’d still needed around-the-clock care, but, we’re all, regular working class, and, although we wanted to hire someone to watch my mother, but, my mother feared that she’ll drag us all down, and wouldn’t allow us to spend the money, and so, we, the siblings that are all over the island took turns, looking after her.  Even so, whenever there is a period where nobody was able to go stay with her, when my mother is left all alone on her own, we couldn’t help but worry, but, there ARE, no better ways, it’s truly, hard!  If there’s long-term care programs, and when it is required for us to, we’re willing to pay the extra fees, to kick start this program, so, my mother could be looked after well, so we can all, take time off, it would be a wonder, and, none of us needed struggle as hard on the issues.

Seeing my mother’s conditions, I’d come to my senses, that I’m almost sixty, I deeply feared that I may become a burden to my two sons, and so, I’d bought myself some long-term care insurance, my other half wanted to do this too, but, unfortunately, he has a history of long-term illness, the insurance companies wouldn’t provide the coverages.  Ahhhhhhhh!  How long, this road, to providing the long-term care for elderly is, when will it actually start working?

And so, this, is still, NOT just happening here, it’s happening, in ALL the world’s countries, because as we live longer, more health issues will surface, take of dementia, there WASN’T the diagnosis of dementia say, back in the 1900s, was it?  Nope, because people didn’t live LONG enough to get there, but now, as the human age gets longer, there’s this desperate need, for long-term care, but, can we get it???

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Partied into College, Didn’t Manage to Graduate, and, All that’s Left, Was a Middle School Level Education

Problems with early admissions, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

Being admitted into universities early, does that mean that the students had stopped, studying?  The new admissions program had allowed a lot of the last year high schoolers to be without the alarms, the stresses from the college entrance exams, and, there were, students who’d partied, too hard, to the point that they couldn’t even manage to graduate college, and, they only held a degree from middle school.

“Some want to circle around the island, others want to have part-time work experiences, and now, it’s all, ruined!”, the student, Chen, who was already accepted by a university said, he’d originally intended to part-time for awhile, “But I don’t know, if after I got in, would I get singled out, for not doing well in my classes this semester!”  a student who was preparing for the appointed exams said, that the students who had already been accepted had seriously interfered with his mindset for his taking his entrance exams, “They’re talking about what they’re going to do, it just sounded like cacophony to my ears!”

The college student, Chang last year entered into to the new admissions program, he’d told, that the last semester of his last year in high school actually just had a little over a month’s worth of instructions, that the grades really couldn’t tell anything, just work hard in college, why must people get carried away about the grades of this current semester.

In the past, there were students who got into university by early admissions in Taipei who’d brought a small mattress to class and started sleeping in the back of the classrooms, there were teachers who couldn’t take it, suggested, that “You can lay your heads down on the desks, just don’t make any noises”, there are also students who’d had doctors written out excuses, and took days off.

There are students in Taidong who didn’t get their high school diploma, and went into college, in the end, they’d not managed to graduate from college, and, ended up only having a middle school education.  The teachers told of an example, six, seven years ago, a student scored in the top half of the class, and, the private university that accepted him could take an equivalency degree, or certificate of completion, but back then, he didn’t even take all the credits he’d needed to get a high school degree, and the student ended up being expelled from college in his junior year, and, wanted to get a job, and discovered that he didn’t even HAVE a high school degree, and he’d returned back to school, to ask if he could make up the credit hours.

Yeah, so, from this, you can see, that schooling should be done, STEP-BY-STEP, and, this early admissions thing is an awful idea, because if you get accepted into a school by early admissions, that means you’re SET, and, you’d have NOTHING to do, in school, and that’s just, really stupid!

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Promises They Can’t Keep

Promises they can’t keep, they’re still makin’ ‘em to ya, because they knew, that you would, believe them just the same, but, WHY do you?  Why are you, still buying into those promises they can’t keep, and you know DAMN well, that making those promises are only their tactics.

Promises they can’t keep, they keep making, because that, is how they are, they’re liars, wanted NOTHING but your votes, and, they are willing to say WHATEVER the HELL it is you wanted to hear, to get you to vote for them.

Promises they can’t keep, they will NEVER stop making, because that, is how they work, and, you’re the ones to blame, for allowing them, to keep lying to you, because it’s still an ABUSER-ENABLER interaction style, and, you still can’t stop yourselves there, can you?  Of course N-O-T!

Promises they can’t keep, they had NO intentions at all, to uphold those promises they made to you, and, the reason why they’re just making those empty promises to you right now is because???  Oh yeah, they NEED your votes.

Promises they can’t keep, when, will you finally, STOP believing, or, do you need some MORE time, to de-tox, to get yourselves OFF of those dependency trains you’re currently riding on???

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Been Married for Five Years, But Still Had Yet to Register at the Land Offices, on Marriage

The way here is, even IF you’d gone through the whole thing, IF you didn’t get registered at the land offices, you’re still, NOT married, translated…

The age-old statement of, “Marriage is the burial site of love”, after the younger, years, take away the sweetened, outer shells of marriage, what, kind of attraction is in, that piece of marriage certificate?  The registrations of marriage may have solved the problem of bigamy, but, it’d also brought the onset of “falsified marriages” too.

My coworker, Wen had been married for five years now, the more correct way of stating it, is that all of us got invited to her ceremony five years ago, but, she just didn’t quite find the time to go to the land offices to register, and, she’d never taken a leave of absence for her honeymoon.  The housing prices are hiking up, and so, she’d delayed her plans for buying a house indefinitely; getting pregnant, having a child, is simply, too troubling, and, she’d looked upon it, instead of working hard at it.  When we’d asked her how married life was, she’d always, not told us in clear details.

After she wed, Wen’s husband worked late, at first, she’d once asked him to come home early, so they could work on their marriage together, maybe, for a home cooked meal, or, heading out to the food shop at the entry of their alley to dine, take a long walk home, catch up on one another’s day.  But the husband always comes home tired, and, the last bit of energy he had, was spent on taking a shower, and hitting the sack.  Every word of how are you from Wen became like torture to him, slowly, they’d returned BACK to their ways of life from before they were wed, two single roommates, under the same roof.

A few years back, the coworkers were making fun, if they didn’t register for their marriage, they not only didn’t need to file their taxes jointly, they’d not needed to file for divorce, and, ladies without the names in the “spouse” column are more attractive, besides, the elders of the couple believed that they were already wed, they wouldn’t ask them when the date is, nor does she need to hear the threats of how a woman’s youth is gone by quickly.  But, as the years flew by, we’d all started, consoling Wen, to get registered for her marriage.

Recently, Wen’s husband had given her an ultimatum for the registration of their marriage, but, Wen kept dodging the subject, the honeymoon wasn’t to her liking, they both worked late, until neither one of them was in the mood anymore, there’s not enough pros for the marriage, and too many cons, all the problems that were there, at the time of his proposal to her, were now, all taken back out, and reexamined, and, these five years became like a trial marriage, putting ALL the cons out on the tables, and, to walk into the local land offices, to finalize the process, became even harder for them.  If marriage is a marathon, these five years of false marriage, are they included, in the process?

Originally, Wen’s husband who was just too lazy to go through the procedures of registering for marriage, to take the days off for the honeymoon, is now, panicky, and would take her out to dine on her birthday, sent roses to the office, and chauffeurs her to and from work, in the midst of his own busy schedules.  If he’d only know, that you must ring twice, to propose, then, why did he skip a step, causing this trouble for himself right now?

So, you’re married, but not registered yet, so, you’re NOT, technically, married, NOT by the views of the law, and, this couple just kept putting things off, longer, longer, longer, AND longer, until they both got spent, and, neither one of them wanted to go through the procedurals, and, their marriage is still NOT recognized, in the eyes of the LAW!!!

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What Sort of a Place

This might get somewhat political, just a warning, translated…

A place that wouldn’t allow for objections, what sort of a place is that?  What sort of a place is it, where the citizens dared NOT speak up and out?  And, a place, where people are just, way too lazy, to stand up to object, what, sort of a place is it?

It could be, a political party, a company, a household, or, a husband and a wife…

So, this, is what “freedom” doesn’t look like, and, believe it or don’t, but, NONE of us, live outside of these sorts of “institutions”, because we’re still, very social organisms that thrive on interactions, relationships, with others, and, unless we are all islands on our own, surrounded by vast bodies of water, and we can survive, there’s NO democracy to be had…

 

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