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OCTOBER NOTE

City of Burnaby is calling for volunteers again.
With 3 vacancies in Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission, I will apply.
Dead line is November 17, 2006.
I will fax to 604-294-7537 or e-mail to anne.skipsey@burnaby.ca

It is death anniversary of Indira Gandhi.
I had the honor to meet the lady in person.
That really was a great political experience.

China population is reaching 1,306,280,000.
11% are 60 or older.
100,000,000 have no set residency.
They move around where temporary job is.
Men are majority in population count.
54% of population is still in agriculture mode.
Watch out.

Swedes poll says US is the biggest threat to world peace.
Sentiment in Canada is not on Bush?s side.
Trust is the key.
But why Harper thinks otherwise?

I feel like screaming.
I can?t believe local mainstream press can look like on special interest payroll.
Taiwan finally has the guts to say no.
That is to exercise the right to decide what to buy and how much to pay.
That independence came a long way.
Yet US issued final ultimatum.
They want final weapon sales now or else.
Why?
Election and industry contribution come to mind.
But that is not in Taiwan?s interest.
Here we have Canada press describing Taiwan as dragging the feet.
By that standard, why argue the lumber deal?
May be Canada ought to pay US to take our lumber free of charge.

感動

台北選戰,最後,是看誰能感動人.
百萬紅潮,已经創造了最大變數.
那當中,就有75萬台北市選民.

阿扁動感激情,己經超越反感極限.
就因令人麻木,才有新的絕对期待.
能夠令人耳目一新的感動,才是勝選唯一.

正人君子,不是理由.
好人,現實中,可能就是無能.

面對高雄市政,定位公正合理,
有太多的?為什麼??可以發揮.
難道是没有調察的能力,
还是太懶.

尊重不是口号,更要看人.
對小人尊重,就是無知.
這不是抹黑,
選民本來就有權利知道一切.
好奇,本來就是人性本能.
不著一字,選民才更奇怪.

更令人不可思議的是,
至今,
居然没有台北綠色執政的?危机意識?.
那可是阿扁的終極肯定.

想當然的認定,?選民自有判断?,
這個?想當然?,就是致命缺失.
我们3/19以前,已經領教了.

同樣面對行政院的政策,至今没有有永續的全盤台北觀点.
國際化全面透視論述,是良好定位.
就算是被指為地方的本位,也不失為爭取選民的?我的市長?認同.

郝如果不能破除馬式軟弱,未來市議會中,又如何應付綠色抹黑.
宋老了,悲情多了,感動人,可有点難為人.
謝太油,真情真性,也太脫離他的本性.
周從李登輝的一千天到現在,連秀場的價值也没有了.
李大師,反派天下第一,有治國才情,但不見领導之德.

郝無法感動,宋是惟一選擇.

明天

美好的百萬紅潮,是过去了.
没錯,他還是没有下台.

但,10月10日,天下父母心,他的子女在日本.
因為他不知道,多少人會上街頭.

人數没有成長,他安心了.
但,他還是怕了.

真可惜,
假加,他能愛人民如同他家人一樣,
多好.

扁嫂,夫妻同心,
家庭的價值,表現完美,
好.

賢修身,德斉家,法冶國,安天下,
都交了白卷,
台湾的不幸.

但是,日子還是要过,
有明天,就有希望.

美國老朋友,面對自己國內選舉壓力,
當下的美國利益,還是防中.

反中的台灣政府,最合乎須要.
神聖的台湾民意,因為没有更多的人站出來,
支持阿扁,成了政策.

生氣,没有用,
氣壞了自己,別人更得意.

定下心來,好好想一下,
未來的路,如何走下去.

不甘心,没関係,
11月11日,
五百萬紅軍,台北街頭見,
如何?

數人頭的時代,
明天,一定要站出來,
明天的明天,
可以是12月12日.

是明天,
就有希望, JUST DO IT.

BUSH?S WAR

The American I know can take pride in democratic Taiwan.
And I am sure they hate to see a military Taiwan.

It is true Taiwan was a pride in military capability.
But US denied twice of Taiwan?s participation.

They were in Korea and Vietnam.
Taiwan was at its best.
But there was no room to put to use.

Now US State Department supports the official un-official?s statement.
Taiwan must buy US military weaponry by fall.
Or there will be consequences.

In my age and days, the invasion from Mainland was real.
Strong military was for survival.

But economical China today changes all that.
Without military threat, why spend money there when domestic needs are great?
That is the will of majority Taiwan.

Independence of Taiwan will be the only reason for war.
I hope that is not US?s bottom line.

Bush?s Iraq war is a disaster now.
The legacy of his presidency is surely badly damaged.

But he still is forcing his hand to push Taiwan.
Reason is simple.
Taiwan will have to fight his war in due time if necessary.

He is in power too long.
Absolute power clouded his normal people thinking.
Death toll is only a number to him.

You can talk all you want on US GI death.
But who is responsible for the civilian death in Iraq.
It is his war.

God is taking note on that.
People in Taiwan will not die for Bush?s war.

As a Canadian, I like to point out.
Canada is not ugly American.
And Bush does not stand for American value.
At best, he is all American business interest.

CLOSE DOOR

Media is shut out.
That is ok with me.
I got what I had wanted.
I was glad to go home early.

But why some one had to call in the afternoon?
I was asked to attend today?s Emerson announcement.
And once there, I was told it is all close door again.

It is bad public relation by the organizer.
But I have to ask our government.
What is your priority?
You have to decide between the average tax payer and corporate.

The Summit is protecting the delegates who paid $ 400 to listen in.
That is understandable.

But here is a public servant?s regional update and roundtable.
They are Canada Ambassadors or commissioners in Asia Pacific.

Tax payers have the right to know what is being said through press.
Maybe big TV or newspaper can get special interview.
Again, that is special privilege.
Where is the freedom of press in Canada?

Hey, it is great for press to speculate freely.
You don?t want us to know.
Then we can guess on our own.
That will be fun.

LADY AND DIPLOMAT

It is the drama in parliament.

Nixon had his s.o.b. problem before.
He was on tape.
And that was on his private recording.

Our foreign minister is only human.
He did experience a very un-lady like betrayal.
A turn coat sweet heart is definitely not his favorite person.

It is hypercritical to ask him to be inhuman.
Private comment is understandable.
If no public record, even another MP is playing witness.
It is still one?s word against another.
We do have better things to do in parliament.

Logically one has to earn the right to be called a lady.
To be rich, smart and good looking is not enough.

If you think our minister is out of line, here is a more interesting one.

US unofficial envoy in Taiwan just issued a public ultimatum.
If Taiwan does not approve the weaponry deal this fall, the consequence is severe.

And he openly declares that he support Taiwan?s President to the end of term.
He even accuses Taiwan?s MP needs more manner.

No wonder someone mocked the situation.
He sounds more like US governor in Taiwan.
There is nothing diplomatic about him.

The worst example is his statement is ahead of Taiwan?s justice.
President is under investigation.
He makes it sounds like CIA has the answer before Taiwan?s public.

I love American people.
But Bush?s troop really live up to the ugly American clique.

INDIA BUYING THE WORLD

So far there are 307 acquisitions.
They are worth $ 20 billion.

And yesterday, Manulife told us that their business is 70 % oversea.
Asia wise, they did only $ 40 million 10 years ago.
But now they are at $ 700 millions.

He is the head of HK Canadian business association.
Their members are the largest at 1,000.

It sounds like a today?s version of ?young men, go west?.

ASIA PACIFIC SUMMIT 2006

It is a good program but not great one.
Certain element is missing.

The meeting started off by focus China.
But there is no heavy weight presence from China power center.

That is if compares to Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2005 in Chongqing.
The deputy mayor then who had the same post in Shanghai was the big difference.
His own English delivery on his building of Shanghai was superb.

This absence reflects the reality of China?s priority.
The participants here lost a chance to hear a builder?s matured confidence.
That impact was unforgettable.

Still, the Sachs gentleman made it good..
His China experience since 1969 makes great difference.

He pointed it out that all those new Chinese MBA will be power house in due time.
Their confidence will mature eventually like the Chongqing deputy mayor.
By then the outside influence will be limited.
Time is not on our side.
We have to make our move now or never.

Not sure if by intent, he did show us a possible direction.
That is fun industry.

He got our attention by quoting a historical moment.
The story is a public conversation between a businessman and then government head.
The guy was persistent on necessary fun after making money is good for business.
Even that is sex industry.
Such dialog in public was challenging.
It certainly was great courage.

The point is why not sex industry.
May be that is one still open.
But public Canada doesn?t know this.

This is another failure in this summit.
The whole meeting serves for the power connection and exclusive interest.

Average people don?t get in.
Even press is limited in the coverage.
There are close door sessions.
People?s right to know is not a concern.

Indian representation made a presence too.
He pointed out the reality that outdated UN no longer relevant.
New surging powers are full of self agendas.
Canada better wakes up to this reality and set new priority.

The changing world is more revealing in banker?s statement.
Merging is necessary even for them.
Can?t balance is unimaginable but a fact.
This makes China and India?s development even more special.

Back to Sachs guy, he has anti-US all over him.
But he predicts China?s social change will impact the world more than their economics.
We need to engage that territory as soon as possible.

And he did mention Taiwan.
He sees the relation purely economical.
China and Taiwan is 99% economic now.
Nothing else count.

Gateway Singapore is impressive.
Computerized efficiency is all things will respond in one minute.
Open transparency and accountability speed up everything.

Even it is like big brother.
There is no need for secret.
And government excuses clean out.
People benefit and business takes off.

They even expand to education.
Global school house is the goal.
As the best global city or country, the globalization in education will be reached in 2015.
That Canada has to take note of now.

That is a full morning?s work.
I regret can?t be in there to hear what Canada Ambassador has to say in the afternoon.
But so far, it is good to me.

VIETNAM NIGHTMARE

Many lost sight on the nightmare with US GI in Vietnam.
That is dope.

And it was easy and cheap.
You don?t have to worry about sexy woman blow your head off.

No matter how well you train, mental and physical release is a must.
In killing field, dope can work the way to be the best friend.

And many time it started as money making.
So, greed became a big draw to get you deeper.

I had my ear full when those friends came back changed.
They all asked.
What else could they do?

It is alarming for me to see our soldiers like it there in Afghan.
And the patriotic sound off feels familiar.

Can be the comfort zone time talking.
They are there to protect the opium production.
Ask the US.

TOM’S TIME AT THE PROTEST SITE

As readers of this site will know Tom attended the anti corruption protests recently in Taipei.

He visited the site every day and this was noticed by someone working as a protest organizer. She included some of Tom’s posts on her blog covering the protest. Tom’s articles can be found here.

The link to the main blog is here. The blog contains lots of fascinating coverage of the protest, as well as great music and video footage.

There is also a great video that summarizes the protest here.