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Cheng Jianping Sentenced To Hard Labor In China Over Twitter Update (Image)

The image above is of Cheng Jianping, 46, who was sentenced to hard labor in China for a Twitter message (retweet actually) that she posted. Question – how do you know you live in a communist regime? Answer, when you get sentenced to “education through hard labor” for a message you tweet. That’s exactly what […]

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Health Politics

North Korea Meeting To Select New Leadership Is Rare Indeed

Something that hasn’t happened in nearly 30 years in North Korea is supposedly underway. With Kim Jong-il’s health deteriorating, the ruling elite of North Korea have made a call to select new leadership. The meeting of the Workers’ Party (WPK) will be asked to appoint new leadership and likely anoint an heir, most likely Kim’s youngest […]

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Technology

China Now Requires an ID To Purchase a Cell Phone

In a move that seems more like “controlling the population” than it does about selling cell phones, the Chinese government today ruled that anyone in China purchasing a cell phone will be required to have an ID. Some people may see this as China’s efforts to crack down on spam and other criminal activity with […]

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China To Get The iPad via China Unicom

It’s quite possible that with the exception of the United States, China holds the most lucrative market for Apple products – especially when that product is the iPad. On Monday, China’s Caixin Media announced that China Unicom, China’s second largest mobile phone carrier, has won the rights to sell the iPad in the China market, […]

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Politics

China Now 2nd Largest Economy, But It’s a Communist Country

On Monday it was reported that China has passed Japan as the second largest economy in the world, behind the United States. China’s economy is growing so quickly that some experts believe they will actually surpass the United States to become the number one economy globally by the year 2013. China’s economy is reportedly valued […]

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Sports

PGA Tour Leaderboard, Tiger Woods Struggles

Tiger Woods’ golf game is spiraling out of control. Currently, Woods is #78 out of 80 players at Bridgestone, and finds himself looking at the worst PGA performance in his career. Tiger Woods has been ranked #1 golfer in the world for the past 269 weeks and for a total of 611 in his career. […]

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Technology

McDonald’s Recalls Shrek Glasses

McDonald’s Recalls Shrek Glasses. OAK BROOK, Ill. (June  4, 2010) McDonald’s USA is recalling an estimated 12 million “Shrek Forever After” promotional drinking glasses after learning the designs on the cups contained cadmium, a known carcinogen. McDonald’s began selling the 16-ounce glasses May 21. After collaborating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the fast-food company […]