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The Washington Post Criticized that Obama Had Brain-Washed the Americans “What Happened in Syrian is None of Our Business”

International affairs, is it, our business or is it not???  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

The commentaries on Washington Post pointed out, that the most accidental achievement that President Obama has internationally was that he made the Americans feel, that the tragedies in Syrian was not the Americans’ responsibilities.

The commentaries aid, that ten years ago, the conflicts in Darfur, Sudan had caused humanitarian problems, the American churches got involved in saving Darfur; in 2001, the IS destroyed the two most precious statues of Buddha, it’d shocked the world.

Today, the IS bombed the ancient sites of Palmyra; half of Syrians citizens are without homes, and over a quarter of a million were killed, but, in the U.S. the calls for “Saving Darfur” back then wasn’t changed into “Saving Syria”.

The Americans are not enthusiastic about saving Syrian, one of the reason being the president, Obama.  He kept consoling the people, that not doing anything is the intelligent, and most fitting to the morals.  He’d often stated, that there’s nothing that the U.S. can do, that the forces fighting in Syrian are a bunch of “doctors, farmers, and pharmacists”.

He’d also said, that if U.S. intervened, it can only make matters worse.  When he was interviewed by the “New Republic” Magazines in 2013, he’d stated, “I’m thinking about our limits, not our warring abilities or our capabilities.”

He’d asked, “If there are millions being slaughtered in Syrian, and, tens of thousands being murdered in Congo, which country do I offer aid to?”, it’d also hinted, that if the U.S. can’t solve every single problem in the world, then, maybe, they should just, stand by and watch.

Obama promised, that he will take actions, if the U.S. can no longer cope with just watching from the sidelines, the goings on in Syrian, or when something truly awful happens; training the resistance army, set up safety zones in the borders of Turkey.  But, once the heat subsided, then, the plans would be abandoned, or downsized.

The Washington Post pointed out, that the supporters of Obama don’t see what he was doing as a “necessary evil”, which was, a great achievement.  And, the U.S. finally led the world with its brains and NOT its emotions, and learned to be humble, to not be egotistical.  The realists pointed out, that when the U.S. is guided by the ideals and the emotions, then, troubles appear, like the black hawk helicopters getting shot down in Somalia.

The media said, that if Obama’s doing nothing can yield better results, then, they have nothing more to say.  But, the actual situation had turned into a humanitarian disaster.  Iraq had become a nation of terrorists, and, Syria now has chemical weapons being used, the Islamic Nation is calling on millions of foreign soldiers, and is already, threatening the safety of the U.S. soil, and the crowds of refugees are causing European instability.

So, why do you think that President Obama is now, taking this laissez faire approach, when apparently, the WORLD is requiring that the U.S. get intervened?  Perhaps, because, the president is now, realizing, that the trend of U.S. behavior in involving itself in war in history, like the war in Iraq when Bush was the president, along with all the wars that don’t involve the U.S. originally, and, butting in, in all those times in history only caused U.S. casualties, and, Obama’s not doing anything is also, pissing people off, but, examine the events in history, like how the war in Iraq had worked out for the Bush presidency…

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When the Child Asks: Should I Help a Stranger?

Because of how dangerous the world had become, commentaries, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The young girl, Liu was brutally murdered in her school, was such awful news, it’d started this fear for the society.  This sort of random murders, without a set pattern, where the murderer did not even try to escape from getting caught, plus the victim was a cute and innocent child from the elementary years, it’d made everybody sad, and subconsciously feared, if something similar would happen to our own loved ones, and so, the panic spread, through the society.

First, the calls to ban the death penalties.  I’m against banning death penalty myself, but, I’d hoped, that whether or not the death penalty gets banned don’t get determined solely, by one particular case.  If people are now, FOR the death penalty, because of this particular cruel incident, then, would the public be against it, if there comes a case, where the judge made a wrong call, and caused an innocent man to die?  A law, should not be decided, based off of single incidents.  From another angle, the perpetrators from several similar incidents all showed that they’d wanted to die, so, there is still, NOT a direct relation between whether or not we should ban the death penalty, in relation to how awful the crimes are.

And, this, is just one man’s take, and, because this is the issue of today, a young child was murdered brutally by a man who entered into the school yards, without JUST cause, that, is why there’s this RANTING on NOT to abolish the death penalty…

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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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Life or Death, Riding on the Decisions of Twelve Angry Men…

Boy, oh boy, oh B-O-Y, I really DO hate, to be the one, in the HOT SEAT here!!!

Life or death, riding on the decisions of twelve angry men, and that, is how the American justice systems work, after all, you WILL get tried, by your PEERS, as stated by the law there.

And, your life, is left, in their hands, and, once the jury goes into deliberation, well, there’s NO way of presenting the NEW evidence, getting NEW witnesses to testify on your behalf again.

Life or death, riding on the decisions of twelve angry men, and, if you’d heard or read about the story, you’d know, how angry those jurors got, debating the details of that trial, and, that just shows, how the more people are in a room, the less-than-likely they’ll be able to agree on something, because everybody HAS her/his preconceived notion, heck, sometimes, the judgments of whether or NOT the person on trial is guilty or innocent had already been made up, and, we ALL know, how hard it would be, to ALTER someone’s views, once the person’s views is set.

Life or death, riding on the decisions of twelve angry men, how can they possibly come to a common consensus, that’s made from the examining over the facts, presented evidences, IF they let their emotions get in the way???  You are, totally SCREWED there that’s the only SURE thing that comes out of that!

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When the Government Feels the Need, to SPY on Its People

This, is way worse, than Watergate here…

When the government feels the need, to SPY on its people, then, the system of government IS the problem, after all, the government can’t possibly place those bugs inside every single home across the land, and, have people working 24/7, listening in on the citizens’ conversations with their families and friends, to see if there’s a conspiracy “brewing”.

When the government feels the need to SPY on its people, then, the system of government needs to be OVERTHROW (DOWN, with the Queen of Hearts!), because the government would have failed its purpose, of keeping the citizens safe and secure, because of this LACK of trust that it showed, toward the people.

When the government feels the need to SPY on its people, then, the people have NO other options, but to just, allow the governments to do so, because, let’s face it, we RELY on the governments, to provide us with what we need in life (kinda like parents to children???), and, NO matter how abusive the governments became toward us all, we got NO choice, but to put up with it, because if we don’t, then, we’d belonged, NOWHERE, and, having NOWHERE to belong to, is not a good thing, at all………

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A Strong Man Beaten Someone to Death, But He Didn’t Use His Right Hand, So, He Was Given a Lighter Sentence

What the!!!  Translated…

A strong man, who had an amputation on his right calf because of a fire, Lang had been placed, because he was displeased at how his roommate, Huang often claimed and bragged, “I belong to the mob!”, in the middle of the nights, he’d gone into Huang’s room to beat him up; Huang, who was immobilized because of a stroke called out, “I’m sorry!”, and became limp, but he was still held out by Chi and beaten.  The D.A. believed, that Chi had once been involved in a boxing competition, knew that beating someone’s central nervous system can cause death, they’d charged him with murder; Chi said, “What the HELL do you know?  I’m using a ‘false’ fist!”

The District Court in Shihlin believed, that Chi didn’t use his right fist which was his primary hand, and didn’t use the beer bottle, or any sort of weapons to hit the man, that there was no intent for murder, gave him eight years, six months based off of involuntary manslaughter.  The District Attorney’s Office in Shihlin said, “Murder IS murder”, they’re going to appeal.

Chi (age 43) has priors in public endangerment and threats to get money, in a fire, he was hurt, his right calf was amputated; the Social Services Department of Hsinbei City has given him help, placed him in the Ai-Hu Development Center.  Huang was a stroke patient, relied on wheelchair to get around.  Last year in the early morning of August 31st, Chi went to Huang’s room, asked, “I thought you knew people, go call them all here then!”, before Huang had the time to react, he’d been fisted on the right side of his face.

Huang kept begging for his life, “I’m sorry!”, he’d become limp in his bed, but, Chi still held him up, and pounded his fists into him.  After Chi was done, beaten on Huang, he’d gone to the subprecinct to report, “I was threatened!”  the Ai-Hu Development Center took him to the hospitals, and Huang died on September 12th, because of a shock, induced by his own central nervous system.

Chi admitted to hitting Huang five, six times, he’d claimed that it was because Huang had used verbal insults on him, “I knew a gang in Sanchong”, and wanted him to “take out a loan, so I can spend the money”, that, was why he was displeased, the D.A. discovered, that since Chi started living at Ai-Hu, he’d only had two conversations with Huang, they never interacted, just because Huang felt insulted, he’d killed someone, and showed NO remorse, the D.A. asked for a heavy sentence.  But Chi insisted that he’d only used his left hand, and his left palm, to hit Huang’s face, close to the eyes.

See how it doesn’t take much, to SET someone off?  And, this loser still tried to WEASEL too, believe it or don’t, but gladly, the judge didn’t buy it, and still found him responsible.

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