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catsudon

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Member since: Mon Dec 19, 2016, 07:16 PM
Number of posts: 700

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I'm a progressive american, was born in Taiwan. But have been in the states longer than my native country. I'm fluent in English, Chinese, and knows a little of Japanese. Good enough to translate Manga.

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Comedian Ricky Gervais accused of making transphobic jokes in new Netflix show

https://news.yahoo.com/comedian-ricky-gervais-accused-making-081500231.html

Comedian Ricky Gervais – best known for starring in The Office and the hit series After Life – is facing strong backlash from the LGBTQ+ community after being accused of making a series of transphobic jokes in a new show on Netflix.








well, netflix is going to die a quick death... time to pirate everything.....

Deadly church shooting motivated by Taiwan-China conflict: Police

Source: abc

The deadly shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California, on Sunday, was motivated by the political tension between China and Taiwan, authorities said Monday.
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The suspect was identified Monday in Orange County jail records as 68-year-old Las Vegas resident David Chou. He is expected to be charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder and is being held on $1 million bail, jail records show.
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Chou is Chinese but an American citizen, officials said. He lived alone in Las Vegas and has a wife and child who are not living in the U.S.
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The shooting occurred during a lunch banquet being held at the church, which caters to the Taiwanese population in Southern California.

Read more: https://abc30.com/deadly-church-shooting-motivated-by-taiwan-china-conflict-police/11853891/



hopefully more people are aware how much influence chinese governement have, even in other countries.... such as the recent case of an australian citizen arrested in aurstrlia for holding a sign disparigine Xi.

Ukraine: Russia set to launch 'space war' to destroy Elon Musk's Starlink satellites

Source: express

RUSSIA could launch a new "space war" against Elon Musk in retaliation for the sinking of the Moskva on Thursday, according to an adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1596756/ukraine-live-war-update-zelensky-vladimir-putin-russia-nuclear-strike-latest-nato-news?fr=operanews



looks like Ukraine were able to use high tech to their advantage.

Jada straight up laughed at Will smacking Chris Rock

Rebel Wilson's BAFTA joke about Jada cheating on Will Smith 2 weeks before he slapped Chris Rock...

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/CX6ae35BFwM

imagine if will slaps her

Will Smith making fun of Arsenio Hall band member with Alopecia & tells the audience it's a joke!

China's Vice Foreign Minister blames NATO for war in Ukraine

Source: Axios

China's vice foreign minister on Saturday blamed NATO for the war in Ukraine and criticized the West's sanctions against Russia, AP reports.

Driving the news: Le Yucheng speaking at a conference in Beijing called NATO a "Cold War vestige," warning that its expansion could cause "repercussions too dreadful to contemplate," per AP.

"Sanctions against Russia are now going to such lengths that globalization is used as a weapon, even people from the sports, cultural, art and entertainment communities are not spared," he also said.
The big picture: Le's remarks come one day after President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke about the war, with Biden describing "the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia," according to a White House readout of the call.

China has not publicly condemned or defended Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but Chinese officials and state media have largely put the blame on the U.S. and the West, Axios' Dave Lawler reports.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/china-vice-foreign-minister-nato-ukraine-russia-eef8dea1-2b7e-4e03-8c15-d32b2cfc2f50.html



once again like i suspected... china is trying to have their feet on two boats at the same time. which by the way is a famous chinese saying;
"腳踏兩條船" to stand with each foot in a different boat (idiom) / fig. to have it both ways / to run after two hares / (especially) to have two lovers at the same time

Taiwan's President Tsai Tweets: "Taiwan condemns Russia's infringement on Ukrainian sovereignty

Source: twittee

i like her as the president. she changed taiwan for the better. she made taiwan great again.

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House passes act calling for renaming Taiwan office in US

Source: Taiwan News

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday (Feb. 4) urging a change of name of Taiwan’s representative office in the U.S. as the two countries enhance their partnership.

The America COMPETES Act of 2022 was passed by a vote of 222-210, which marks a step towards the Biden administration’s objective to sharpen the U.S.’ competitive edge against China while bolstering its manufacturing sector, in particular the semiconductor industry.

A significant proportion of the bill is dedicated to promoting closer ties with Taiwan, including advocating the renaming of the "Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)," the de facto Taiwan embassy. It asks relevant authorities to start negotiations to change the office’s name to the “Taiwan Representative Office in the United States,” as it’s the policy of Washington to “refer to Taiwan as Taiwan, not Taipei or Chinese Taipei,” it stated.

Read more: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4432141



this is huge, when Lithuania did this while ago, there was a big blowback from China.

i wonder what China is going to do.

it figures that none of the gop in the house voted for this...

the senate passed a similar one, so these two will be worked on and go to President Biden to sign.

Jon Stewart sides with Joe Rogan as more artists leave Spotify: 'This overreaction is a mistake'

“I’m more worried about the algorithm of misinformation than the purveyor of misinformation,” he added. “Misinformation will always be out there, but if the algorithm drives people further and further down the rabbit hole, the algorithm is the amplifier and the catalyst of extremism.”

i don't know , he made some good points, but then again , i think it is waste of money anyway when you can steal music for free.
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