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What Role is the C.D.C., Now that the Bans on Our Borders are about to Get Lifted?

Reasons why the CDC still wants to keep on operating, even AS the pandemic became, flu-like, and there’s, no need for its, daily press conferences in front of the press anymore!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

As the world started, reopening, recently, there were the statements of “so long as the pandemic is under control”, the government will go with the people’s wishes to get the bans lifted.  The MERS-Cov mutated strain is less deadly, but very infectious, the country’s operations should return back to normal, the Department of Welfare Sanitations, the Executive Department, the C.D.C. are all in sync on this , “there’s still a lot the command center needs to accomplish, we’re not out of the wood, yet!”  but the C.D.C. had split on the beliefs with the Department of Transportation twice recently, and, in the times when the bans are about to get lifted, the role of the CDC is, very, misleading.  To prevent the respiratory infectious pandemic like SARS to start back up again, that’s why the amendments gave the rights to the government to quarantine its people, to force us to mask up, and, the C.D.C. under the “special mandates” protections, the head of the C.D.C. can issue or change any of the orders as needed, but now, the contracted are dealing with the means of their own quarantines, there’s, no need for the sake of “controlling the spread of the pandemic” to keep the C.D.C. active.

There are the needs of the means, of the procedural to lift up the bans, but, the CDC, and the tourism department aren’t on the same page.  First, the means of “following up with the quick scan results of those who enter into the country”, the CDC announced that it won’t be tracking the individuals anymore, the Department of Transportation stated that the tour guides will be in charge in following up with the members of the tour groups.  Yesterday, the “operations of tour groups, travel agencies” posted, that the medical costs of treatment or measures of those who returned from travel, the C.D.C. and the Department of Transportation, aren’t on the, same page.

 The director of the C.D.C. Wang explained yesterday, that the four requirements of the CDC being no longer needed are: the total number of contractions, the spread of the moderate to severely symptomatic, if there are the fatal mutated strains, the pandemic becoming flu-like, and if the regular preventive measures can be implemented daily, actually, this is exactly like the detections set up for the flu every year, and there’s still no normalizing the methods for the pandemic.

If the CDC can, help prevent the flu in the means that it doesn’t affect our daily lives, there’s no reason why it can’t do the same for MERS-CoV, and even if the C.D.C. doesn’t dismember for the time being, it should be preparing for its work to end.

And so, apparently, the CDC doesn’t want to get off stage, I mean, it’d hogged the stage, owned the spotlight for what???  Three years so far (right???), and now, as the pandemic became treated like the flu, it wants to, continue to HOG the stage, to NOT let the next “performer” get on, and that’s expected, because the CDC got that taste of ultimate power, of seeing how its mandates, can make all of us, bow down to it, that’s why, now as the pandemic became flu-like, it’s not ready, to turn away, from the spotlight, after all, it’d, hogged the stage, for the last three year, it got addicted to power, attention of all of us, of how it just needed to, holler, and the rest of us, ordinary citizens will, follow its, orders.

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Two Cases of “Untreatable Illnesses” as Causes for Divorce, One Was Approved, the Other Tossed

Reasons W-H-Y, a divorce should be, allowed, by the courts, off of the Newspapers, translated…

The Civil Law stated that of the ten reasons for divorces, one was “with untreatable illness” but, there were the two couples, one in Taoyuan, the other in Yunlin with the wives filing for divorces on the reason because both husbands had strokes and became, paralyzed, and one couple was allowed to divorce, the other, wasn’t, the legal experts stated, that on reviewing over the decree of divorce, the justices would not just see the illness that one party has, but whether or not the marriages can keep going.

The couple, Wang in Yunlin had been married for twelve years, the husband is an alcoholic, later he’d suffered a stroke, became bedridden, the wife filed for divorce on the fact that he can’t get better, she said, she kept consoling with him to stop drinking, but he’d refused to listen, that was why he’d ended up having a stroke, became paralyzed, and so, her husband played a major part of damaging the relationship; and the husband’s legal representative, the mother-in-law, went to court, and, agreed with the daughter-in-law’s, claims.

The mother-in-law told, that her son had been an alcoholic for more than a decade, three years ago, he’d had a hematoma, and became paralyzed and was placed in a care home, that her daughter-in-law wanted a divorce, and, she would be willing to set her daughter-in-law free.  The judge based off of the diagnoses, confirmed that Wang couldn’t care for himself in daily living, that he couldn’t communicate with the outside world, causing the marriage to only be valid in the form, that there’s no way of affirming if his stroke has direct relation with his long-term alcoholism, and so, the courts approved the divorce on “other major reasons”.

The couple, Liu in Taoyuan, the wife also used the fact that the husband had a stroke, and became untreatable in his condition, to file for divorce, but the judge tossed the case, based off of the verdict, the man suffered a stroke two years ago in February, causing him to become paralyzed, and because of the increase in care expenses, plus the woman had conflicts with the means of caretaking, and the assets, she’d started having depression, and wanted to divorce.

But the judge based off of the diagnostic confirmation from the hospital, that although the man had a stroke and is paralyzed, he’s still lucid, and after physical therapy and medication, his movements, responses are, improving, that there’s still the possibility of him recovering, and found that the husband’s conditions aren’t bad enough, that the woman’s not getting along with her in-law’s side of the family isn’t related to the husband, tossed back her divorce claims.

The legal experts analyzed, that the judge would consider on two levels the reasons of divorce was “untreatable conditions”, one, the illness itself, two, does the illness affect the marriage, what’s defined as untreatable illness doesn’t mean that it has to be terminal, normally, it means that there’s no curing the person in the futures to come; as for the untreatable conditions means the diseases that would cause harm to the spouses’ body, like the STDs.

But, with the advancements of medicine, practically, the definitions of the clause needed to get updated too, the highest courts had a newer explanation, that “the untreatable illness” should be interpreted as “enough to impact the maintaining of the marriage, and an illness that’s hard to treat”.

And so, this still showed, that you can’t find your way out of a marriage, just because your spouse is ill with something as these cases showed, that the cases are decided separately, that each case with its own unique situations, and that should be considered.

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The Distance Between Fascism and Where We Are

How the DDP is inciting fear, making sure that fears spread through the country, and use that to gain the votes of we the people here, as democracy became, dictatorship here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Lies, the Propaganda, Manipulating the Population, Inciting that Feel of Our Country Being Invaded…………

The American president, Biden on August 25th and September first, for the campaigns of the election coming up in November this year, criticized Trump and the Republicans, accused them of using hatred and violence to incite anger in their supporters, and he’d described these supporters of Trump as “semi-Fascists”.  He’d called out, “you need to vote to save democracy again, this is NOT exaggerated.”  “America needs to decide, you all must, decide, to see if our country is moving forward or backwards.”  “Trump and the extremists ‘to Make America Great Again’ Republican Party made their own choices now, filled the hate and anger, violence, and splitting up the country, going backwards.”

The professor who’s a long-time researcher of Fascism, Finchelstein, authoring the volume, “Fascist Mythologies” on Washington Post on September first, used the title of “Reasonable that Biden Called the Supporters of Trump Semi-Fascists”, evaluated Biden’s claims on the matter.

Professor Finchelstein and many researchers of Fascism found, that the original forms of fascism is already declining, but the anti-democracy, the unfree thought of the cores of fascism is still very much alive to date.

Mussolini and Hitler’s tricks of the times before: interchanging the lies and the propaganda, using the factions to get the conflicts started internally, along with setting up the rules of oneself being, above the laws, it’d not gone away, with their demise.  President Biden’s accusations of Republican Party being “semi-Fascists”, reflected that the behaviors that goes against the core values of democracy in Brazil, India, Hungary, as well as the U.S. is destroying democracy.

The main goal of Fascism is destroying democracy from within a government, from the top down, creating an authoritarian leadership rule.  To get the power through democratic elections, using the populist means, to suck up to the masses, to silence the other voices of opinions, demonizing the opponents, shutting down the independent media presses.  Professor Finchelstein believed, that democracy in the U.S. hadn’t been completely, destroyed yet, Trump is only a “Fascist believer”; but he’d also warned, “We are currently bearing witness of populisms becoming fascist, a new chapter of our country’s history”.  “As we understood more about how Fascists’ intentions of destroying democracy, we should be more alert of the semi-Fascists now, and the populists as well.”

Reading Professor Fhinchelstein’s warnings, I’d recalled “you won’t face the price hikes in electricity for the next decade”, and “the laborers are closest to us, the hearts of the DDP”, “if the government doesn’t hear you, to make them hear.”  “Rejecting the red media, guarding Taiwanese democracy”, “You are all, faithful and loyal to us”, all of these; while the reality of that is, people’s lives are, getting harder and harder by the day, “the edicts to turn justice around,” “decriminalizing the costs of keeping the president’s spending a secret”, etc., etc., etc., setting up the laws to protect the party’s faulty ways of governing the country.  And, how many are worried about how quickly the digital service laws are going to pass too quickly?

Not just in the U.S., our biggest question is this, “how far are we, from Fascism?”

Not too far, I’m afraid, because, this government run by the DDP is already, taken over the country, silencing ALL the T.V. stations that are more “neutral”, and the next, I can only imagine, that they will be going after the newspapers too, because, they are aiming at one-party politics, one-voice, and whatever we say, you all, follow suit, or, we gun you guys down, see who will object!

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A Cheap Means of Settling the Angers of the People: Amending the Laws When Something Awful Happened

Patching the holes, as the leaks are, turning into the water that flooded a property anyone???  Yeah, this is still, the STUPIDITY of the government that’s ruling over this country here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The inmate, Lin “hadn’t returned from his days away from prison”, murdering two officers, and the systems of serving time outside of prison for the inmates came under fire, and the political parties started evading the responsibilities, blaming the problems on each other, but, as the two amendments were brought up, the professional advisor of the justice department made no objections then, and surely, it deserved to get criticized harshly.  And certainly, the serving away out of the prison needs to be discussed too, but the correctional offices, he crime prevention isn’t unilateral, it’s complicated, and the evaluations of the nets of security of society should be seen as a whole, by just criticizing the systems of operations, the rules set up, it can’t prevent these sorts of tragedies from recurring.

Last year, the inmate, Lin was chosen to serve the outside sentences, assigned to work as a cook at the kitchen, had the warden known of his violent tendencies, he would’ve never been allowed to work in the kitchens where there are knives available to him, nor would they have transferred him around; besides, the systems of serving the terms out of prison is by keeping the identity of the inmates privately guarded, to get rid of the differential treatments, by going after how the individuals are selected to serve their sentences away from the penitentiary won’t solve anything.

The external serving sentences serves as a hallway house between the inmates’ release, with the primary functions of helping the inmates adapt to the outside world as their time served is up, it’s functional, and shouldn’t be ousted entirely because of this isolated incident.

The wordings of the law is cold, those in power should work with the people, and set up a working system of correction, to avoid this from happening and to prevent the criminal behaviors.  The escaped convict’s murdering the two officers is bad, but, after the judgmental, and upset and anger passes, the security nets of the society still need to get patched up properly.

And so here, we’re, too focused on the death of the officers by the inmates who “behaved” themselves and received the incentives of serving their sentences away from the prison systems, and, this time, the convicted tried to escape, and murdered the two officers, and this is a huge HOLE in the systems, because these inmates took advantage of the incentives that they received, and murdered an officer, and because of what they did, chances are the prison systems will no longer be allowing these incentive programs to be offered to the inmates who’d behaved themselves, and are at the end of their terms, and in need of getting resocialized, to start their life outside of prison normally.

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The Amendments on Gun Usage for the Police isn’t a “Fix-All”

How the government is still just treating the “symptoms” instead of the root causes here, how there’s nothing done for the sake of helping the police officers who are putting their lives out on the line to keep us, the people, safe from harm every single day, another one of the, many unfulfilled false promises that this DDP government makes to we the people, and it can’t even protect their own officials from getting STABBED by escaped convicts to DEATH, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The case of two officers getting gunned down in the line of duty in Tainan was the perp grabbed the gun and shot them, the debate of loosening the rules of the timing of police gun usage started back up, but, the police gun use isn’t a fix-all, the government officials can no longer call aloud: use the guns as you needed, but ignored the lacking of the first line of defense officers’ safety usage of the firearms, a knife that’s stabbed two officers to death, it’d made the people wanted more training, more rehearsals, more drills on the means so the police can be adept in these situations, instead of how the government is still performing in that circus show.

The case had zoomed in on the escaped convict, Chen, that was the first mistake, had the officers gone out baldly, and used the gun like the head of internal affairs, Hsu stated, the suspect, Chen getting gunned down, and who will pay for that, as he wasn’t the man?

The Tainan police finally zoomed in on the right escaped convict, Lin, and in the process of clarifying, someone had, intentionally leaked the photos of Chen and other escaped convict to the press, and it’d put the city police department of Tainan on a difficult spot, and they can only work really hard to try and catch the escaped convict, and not said another word.

But the higher up officials of police policies came to take turns to “sit in” on Tainan, the head of Internal Affairs, Hsu made the trip down south especially to hold his press conferences, and stated that after the coroners conducted the autopsies, they’d found NO bullet holes in the officers who’d died, while they both had knife wounds, more than a dozen on their bodies, each cut was deep, and hit the important arteries, which showed how much force the escaped convict took to murder the police officers, and it’d made the entry level police officers wondered: are the officials there to help with arresting the escaped convict who’d murdered their own, or are they there, to make the investigation process ever the more, difficult?

As for the amendment that was started up of the armed weapons used to protect the police from attacks had lain in the legislature or over two whole years to date, and compared to the multiple cases of police deaths in pursuits of convicts, nothing’s been done, “What is justice?”, other than using the mottos, the government does, absolutely NOTHING.  The politicians should do more, and talk less, that is the only way that will keep Taiwan safe.

So, this still just showed, of how the DDP is still, full of huffle and puff, they talked about the amendments to protect the police, since the last time an officer was killed in the line of duty, and that was what???  Two years back, and, the drafts of that police protection bill hadn’t seen the light of day, it stayed inside those, boxes of forgotten documents, deep in the basement of the legislative department of this DDP government!

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Letting Go, the HARDEST, Decision

On difficult decisions of terminal care, because it’s hard, and we will all have to face something like this at one time in our lives or another, maybe with our own loved ones, maybe, when we get older ourselves…translated…

In This Process of “Letting Go”, it’s Next to Impossible for Those Who Aren’t in the Process to Know What Goodbye is Like………

The idiom of “long-term sickness brings NO good son”.  There’d been the news reports on this matter, and, most of the people after hearing, they’d only felt chilled, or, that it was only, matter-of-fact.  But in the medical realm, we watched the younger generations shouldered up the responsibilities of caring for their elders until the end; and yet, with the worsening of the elders’ conditions, the caretakers usually felt burned out, and started thinking of “letting go”.  And, in this process of letting go, the heavy heart of the love for ones’ next-of-kin, and the sense of responsibilities, nobody on the outside can understand.

Insomnia is the Norm

Mr. Chen is seventy-six, eight years ago, he’d started dialysis, because he was the C.E.O. of a company, even as on Wednesdays he was due for the procedures, he’d still gone to his office to make the rounds first, visiting his old clients regularly.

At the start of last year, he’d started feeling the lower back pains, at first, he thought it was sciatica, after he had an MRI, it was the granulomatous spondylitis, and even as the surgery helped alleviate the symptoms, but, because he was bedridden too long after the surgery, his an elder, and a dialysis patient too, losing his muscle mass had greatly reduced his physical activity levels, and in the end, he’d needed his family to help him get through the days of his normal living.

illustration from UDN.com

This authority in business, a C.E.O., suddenly became someone who can’t control his own body, a patient, Mr. Chen’s moods altered as well.  But, as his families considered placing him into a nursing home facility, Mrs. Chen decided to shoulder all of his care on other own.

As she’d come in to get her insomnia treated, I’d asked her, if her body could take it?  She’d said, she’s older, and as her husband hollered, she’d had to go to him quickly, surely, there was, enormous stress on her, in the past six months, she’d started feeling the strains.  But, thinking about “letting go” of her husband whom she’d stayed close to for half a century’s time, she couldn’t, accept that……………

Her First Words Were “I Want to Go Home”

Another elderly woman, Grandma Shih, who had kidney problems due to her diabetes who is a regular at my clinic, I’d been her physician for more than decades, I’d gotten to know her families well, knew that her offspring took care of her living needs daily, so her kidney function was quite stabilized.  Once I’d thought, that she will never need dialysis, but, her heart failed, and at the age of ninety-three, she’d entered the line of dialysis.

There would be the many situations in the elderly population after the dialysis especially, and, a more complex set of complications compared to the younger generations, for instance, infections from bacteria or virus, or, hemorrhages, it’d made her come in and out of the hospital many a time, she’d become, weakened, in the end, she’d relied on the feeding tubes, and I saw her son, with his eyes red, as he’d, fed the formula into his own mother’s feeding tubes, and I’d felt really bad, and, can’t believe, that Grandma Shih would need this sort of an end-of-life care for her.

As she choked on her own vomit that final time, Grandma Shih lost her vitals on the way to the hospitals, because the conditions were critical then, we’d immediately intubated her, although afterwards, the families held different opinions on intubation, but, at the moment, it was emergent.  Luckily, the elderly pulled through, and started breathing on her own, it’s just that as she was discharged from the hospitals, she’d become, bedridden, and her days and nights were, flipped, causing too much strain on her loved ones, as well as the nurse’s aide too.

Because of necessity, they’d found a facility that can perform the dialysis for her, placed the elderly woman in the home, so she could get the care she’d needed.  At first, as the son went to visit, Grandma Shih remained silent, and her eyes couldn’t focus; but after a week, she’d recalled her son’s name, and started stating, “I want to go home”.  And, this made her son started blaming himself for deciding to place his own mother in a nursing home facility.

In the final passage of her life, Grandma Shih continued staying in the nursing home facility.  Six months after she’d passed, her son told me, “Sometimes I’d regretted it, not known, if I’d done right by her or not”, even if they couldn’t watch over Grandma Shih around the clock—that seemingly easier option became, the road block he tried to cross over his whole life.

Those with the long-term illnesses, are the ones suffering, and, the primary caretakers around them are, too strained, it is a difficult choice, letting go, or not; if you’d chosen to not let go, you’d be straining yourself, and, you have to feel the pains and sufferings of the ones you love dearly; but as you’d selected to let go, you are filled with the unwillingness of letting them die, and this may cause you to regret it for the rest of your lives.

And so, there you have it, this is a difficult decision, that we will all face someday, maybe it’s with our own parents, or, when we get older ourselves, and, there’s still no right or wrong on this, and, that’s just, how life goes, sometimes, we’re, just forced to make these hard decisions for the ones we love dearly, because we don’t want them to suffer anymore, and sometimes, we choose to keep them alive, because we aren’t, ready, to say goodbye yet, and, by doing that, we’re, prolonging their, suffering.

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The Three Traps in Society, Many Cases of Work-Scams Came Out of Cambodia

The reason why it’s just, next to impossible, to send someone to rescue those who are being sold into human trafficking in Cambodia right now, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The reports on the news media that came continually, of how younger generations of Taiwanese “got invited” to Cambodia to work at high-paying jobs, with their room and board all covered.  As they entered into the country, they were all incarcerated by the scam artist groups, beaten, raped, forced to sell, exchanged hands, they were all tortured in various means; even, there were those whose organs were harvested illegally and sold off.  Not only in Cambodia, but in northern Burma, Thailand, as well as the Philippines, there were similar cases, attracting the unsuspecting younger generations from Taiwan and from China to “work”.

There were only a handful of luckier youths, through the assortment of means who were, successfully, “rescued” out; even less of them, had been, lucky enough, to successfully run away, then, used an assortment of means (including the help from local Taiwanese merchants, or the rescue groups) to successfully return back to Taiwan.  Toward these prevalent cases of human trafficking job scams in Cambodia, our police departments seemed to only be using the more traditional means to handle it, including the officers trying to stop or persuade the potential “victims”; reason being how the government (not just the police forces’) not yet connecting all their resources together.  What’s fazing was, the internet, social media, as well as the printed media had the stories reported, why are there so many younger generations of Taiwanese still getting tricked?  There may be three possible reasons”

First, the younger generations in Taiwan lacked judgment: maybe because most of these younger adults lacked the worldly experiences, plus, the job outlook here isn’t that well.  They were all enticed by the lies of the high wages, and intentionally or unintentionally ignored the hidden potentials of dangers of going overseas to Cambodia.  As for why the younger generations in Taiwan lacked the sense, may have to do with the following reasons.

Secondly, the younger generations in Taiwan had drifted too far from education: the market for work isn’t friendly enough, surely, that’s a key reason of why the younger generations from Taiwan lacked the senses they needed.  But, the primary cause is due to the education the younger generations had at school being not in synchrony with the skills they needed to find better work.  There are a lot of high paying jobs, for instance, the plumbing/electrician, and the construction sites, that the younger generations didn’t want to get their hands dirty in.  Secondly, the technical universities were seen as second to the formal universities, keeping the younger generations away from these schools.  More importantly however, is how the education is separated from the job outlooks, which directly and indirectly caused the younger generations to not adapt to finding work, causing the next problem.

Third, the younger generations in Taiwan is not connected to the society: the originally in existence connection these younger generations have with the society, became, disconnected due to the complexities in politics, economics, and culture, which made it harder for the youths in Taiwan to find the work.  For example, the younger generations of Taiwanese getting scammed to go to Cambodia being so serious now, it’s no longer a matter of security”.  But, as the younger generations are tricked to go to Cambodia becoming a huge problem for the society, the government still treated this as a domestic matter of safety and security in the country.

These problems can’t all be tackled in the time being by the government or the society, but the government (not just the police), should come up with the short-term, and long-term policies to respond.  For instance, the police already started up their work, with the airport police, and the criminal investigations agency, halting those members of the younger generations from heading off into another country to work; the police department of Tainan had also, started up the reporting programs, the education, and started the searches for potential victims on a grander scale as well.  But what we don’t see, is the heads of governments gathering up to discuss, the connecting of the reporting, along with how the national government can work hand-in-hand with foreign countries, to connect the resources they need, to conduct the rescues effectively.

Simply because Taiwan doesn’t have any diplomatic ties with Cambodia, we’d, come into the hardships of conducting the rescues, and the communists’ patrolling our skies also, made the rescues harder directly and indirectly. 

And so, this is how our government still doesn’t do ENOUGH, to help those who were sold off as “piggies” in Cambodia, yeah sure, we’re all worried, but, our hands are tied, what, with the communist military planes patrolling our air every two, three days, the ships crossing over the borders of our waters, the government’s completely, too busy, dealing, so how can this government possibly, spare any of its attention to those younger generation members who are sold off in Cambodia, besides, we ain’t got diplomatic ties with the country, which makes rescuing these younger generations even harder still.

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The Woman with a Master’s in Education Switched Tracks into Integrated Circuit Engineering, and Learned the Skills as She’d Worked, Her Yearly Payrate Leapt to $1.5 Million N.T.s

Switching tracks from what she majored in, and worked hard to learn all the new sets of skills she needed to excel in her new job, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

“A woman of liberal arts major, barged into the male-oriented engineering major world of semiconductors, put in the overtime until four, five in the morn, and within four hours, then started back up in work again, too much stress, and need to seek out treatment from the doctors, asking me, had I thought about quitting?  I don’t want to, there’s too much here for me to learn still!”  Jenny who has a master’s in education, out of the liberal arts majors, barged into the semiconductor industries, and, she was tried harder than the engineering majors, but Jenny had made it, she’d believed, that it’s not impossible, for the liberal arts majors to get into the semiconductor industries.

Jenny graduated out of the education department of Chingwha University, the graduate studies of National Taiwan University of Education.  In the time of her studies, she’d gone to the schools to intern, and felt, that the learning atmosphere in the schools are too shut in, she didn’t want to become a teacher, after graduation, Jenny started working in human resources for an enterprise, the interior designing firms, and worked as a case manager’s assistance for the food industry too.

Jenny’s best friend worked in the IC of Semi-Conductor, and, there was an older schoolmate of Jenny’s working there, and asked her if she was interested in working as an assistant to the engineer?  Jenny had enjoyed learning new things since she was younger, and was more than interested in the new offer, and, as her best friend taught her the programming skills during the off hours from work, and her spare time, she got accepted to the firm to work, and ever since, she’d worked in the semi-conductor industries.

Jenny stated blunt, the programming skills are only tools, there’s also the need for knowledge in the electrical engineering fields, but, nobody teaches you that, she’d learned by doing, six months after she got into semi-conductor industries, she was interested in managing the cases, and fought hard for it with her manager as a case manager, and she got it.

Jenny told, that although she’s very good in setting up schedules, and working according to the plans, but, she’s still a rookie in the field, starting out, lacking the professional knowledge of electrical engineering, and sometimes, the coworkers from the designs department spoke in jargons she couldn’t understand, and they’d made fun of her, “you’re only a rookie, what makes you think you can manage the cases?”, it’d made her too anxious she’d become, insomniac.

The workload in semiconductor companies is quite heavy, she’d told, that at the end of every year and the start of the next, she’d always worked overtime every single night, to four, five in the early mornings, and after no more than four hours of sleep, she’d begun working the following day again, she felt tried in her body, and her mind.  And because she’s not from the engineering majors, even with the same master’s education, she received the payrate of lower than the master’s, and she’s a temp too, not a formal employee yet.

“Every time I wanted to quit, there’s that voice inside telling me, I don’t want to quit!”, Jenny gritted her teeth, and buckled down, after she got through the hardships of learning the skills, the husband of a friend worked in another IC designs company, asked her if she wanted to work as an application engineer for the firm?  She’d gone to interviews, and got in, her wages rose to about $1.3 million N.T. to $1.5 million N.T. per year.

Toward the switching tracks from the liberal arts into engineering, Jenny believe, that unlike the engineer majors, who only can focus on the work at hand, the liberal arts majors knew how to interact with others better, “When you’re in a place where nobody communicated with each other, this skill set makes you stand out”, this is, the advantage of the liberal arts majors.

And so, this woman worked relentlessly, to hone up on the skills she needed, to help her succeed in her line of work, and, she’d not begun as an engineering major, but she’d, found her success in engineering, and it’d shown, that switching tracks isn’t at all difficult, so long as you’re willing to work really hard, to acquire all the needed knowledge, the skills you are required to have for your new line of work.

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The Other End of the Teeter Totter of the N.T.U.

Finally, something that knows right FROM wrong, and NOT allowed the politics to dictate things!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The N.T.U. had made the declarations that Lin’s thesis was, plagiarized, and there are a lot of people who wanted to overturn this ruling.  But, the DDP, Tsai, and a group of students took turn, sitting on the other end of the teeter totter, and, yet, none could make N.T.U. take back its declarations.  And to this end, the DDP can only denounce the nominations of Lin as the mayoral candidate for the city of Taoyuan on their ticket.

The councilman, Miao who’s leaning toward DDP, in the shortest time, denied what Lin was capable of.  She said, it’s too clear, that DDP butting heads with the N.T.U.’s credibility with Lin’s credibility, that the DDP is getting into it with the younger generations of voters who are undecided in their party preferences.  Following, challenging that upgrade, the DDP selected to sit itself on the other end of the teeter totter opposite of N.T.U..  But the DDP legislator, Chen and Tsai stated the truth, “butting heads with N.T.U., this is going to not help the DDP’s case in the election”, “what are they counting on, the people not have the senses to, decide for themselves?”

And these two are both, Tsai’s key legislators too, but in their eyes, DDP in the showdown with N.T.U., DDP loses.  Reason being, the politics are powerless, in this judgment call, we the people are the judges, and, that sense of right or wrong is already set in the people’s minds.  And so, challenging the upgrades, now, Tsai sits on the other end of the seesaw against N.T.U.

And in the end, it does NOT look well at all.  As Tsai ordered the DDP to back Lin’s case, the DDP legislator, Kao questioned, that when Lin can’t even defend his own honor, how can someone else speak on his behalf?  What’s worse, was the Tsai issued a post on FB supporting Lin, and none of the DDP representatives gave her kudos, instead, her FB page had been overflown with the words against her vouching for Lin, and stating how she’d, “ruined the party singlehandedly for Lin”.  Tsai is completely lost, and, it’d even sparked up the debate of whether or not she’s an unwise ruler or if she’s just, a tyrant.

Even IF Lin was Tsai’s favorite, he still needed to face up to the truths, that no matter how agile DDP is in evading the truths, it still won’t measure up to that measurement of justice by the society, and, no matter how much power Tsai had, she still can’t turn what’s right into what’s wrong.  The N.T.U. verdict is, invincible, it’d shown how powerful it truly is, in the teeter totter, and this was reliant on the minds of “knowing right from wrong!”

And so, at least, the N.T.U. is NOT in the DDP’s pockets, and, that’s a good thing, because at LEAST, someone (in this case, something) can differentiate between right from wrong, and this number one university of the country didn’t fail the people this time, because it’s not in the pockets of the DDP here, based off of how it’d ruled on the plagiarism of Lin’s thesis.

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The Younger Generations in China are Less Depressed, with Their Parents’ Levels of Anxiety Hiking Up

The children’s homework assignments, reduced, and there are a lot of parent-children work together, children are happy, but, the adults, totally, STRESSED out!  On the reforms of education policies in China, shifting education back to the families, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Chinese government had implemented the Dual-Reduction Policies (reducing the homework assignments from school, and the cram school sessions) for a year, based off of the surveys by the scholastic communities of China, since the implementing of the policies, the symptoms of depression for teenagers reduced by 78.6-percent, but the anxiety levels of the parents, hiked up about 12.8-percent, showing this, difference in the levels.

Based off of the Economics Daily of China, last July, the surveys were administered.  Based off of the results, it’d shown, that since a year ago the policies had been implemented, it’d effected the education reforms of China greatly, the cram schools outside of the regular schools’ expansion messily got controlled, and it’d relieved the overly burdensome academic schoolwork for the students in school, and more and more parents are paying more focus to their children’s education too.

Not long ago, three scholars from the People’s University of China evaluated the effects of the “Dual-Reduction” policy by analyzing the search engine search terms, the items bought on the shops online.

The study showe4d, in the year of the “Dual-Reduction” policy, the signs of depression in adolescents reduced by 78.6-percent.  The primary reason for this is that a lot of parents are turning to trying to balancing the family and work, and there’s this rise in the services of the families as the “Dual-Reduction” policy had been, implemented.

What made the parents even more anxious is that from before, as the children didn’t perform well enough, they can send them to the cram school out of school, a lot of parents believed, that if they put in the money, they will see the results in the grades of their young.  But, with the dual-reduction policies being implemented, the outside of school cram school selections reduced greatly, and for the parents who are in need of the “makeup classes” for their young, they only have the more expensive options of one-on-one tutoring, this became an enormous pressure to the families’ economics.

Based off of the reports, the root of the parents’ anxieties, one was worrying that their children may not get the highest quality of resources in education; second, the worries of the children being “categorized based off of their academic abilities”, that they can only choose to go to a nonacademic track, which won’t guarantee their children’s socioeconomic statuses in the future.

The report told, that this needs the deeper reforms of the education systems to continue on, to use the resources allocations of the education systems, to ensure that there’s higher quality of education means available to each and every child; using the good career education, steadying the developments of career path, to widen up the tracks, so more children can grow in the directions of their own choosing, to shine in their own fields of interest.  The “Dual-Reduction” isn’t solely a matter of the system of education.

And so, there’s this need for shifts back to the families, because the country realized how important education in the families are, and, that’s why, the government in China is pushing forth this policy, but the effects of how well this policy works or if it doesn’t work won’t be visible overnight, as it takes time, to see the effectiveness of such a policy set up by the government.  And this is not going to be an easy adjustment for the parents to make, because they’d focused solely on making the money, to put into their own children’s education, and now, the government mandated that all the programs these parents can send their young into from before, are no longer available.

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