October 25, 1971 Relations between the Western powers and Eastern Bloc changed dramatically in the early 1970s. In 1960, the People’s Republic of China publicly split from its main ally, the Soviet Union, in the Sino-Soviet Split. As tension along the border between the two communist nations reached its peak in 1969 and 1970, Nixon decided to use their conflict to shift the balance of power towards the West in the Cold War. Nixon had begun entreating China a mere month into office by sending covert messages of rapprochement through Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania and Yahya Khan of Pakistan in December 1970. He reduced many trade restrictions between the two countries, and silenced anti-China voices within the White House. In April 1971, the Chinese table tennis team invited the American table tennis team to attend a demonstration competition for a week in China. The invitation came upon the order of Mao Zedong himself, who had taken note of Nixon’s “subtle overtures” to improve US-Chinese relations, including the conflict in Pakistan. This was significant in that the fifteen-member table tennis team were allowed to enter mainland China after a period of over twenty years in which Americans, except on very rare occasions, had been denied visas (the term “ping pong diplomacy” arose from this encounter). Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, through Pakistani intermediaries, had relayed a message to Nixon reading: “The Chinese government reaffirms its willingness to receive publicly in …
March 31, 2011
March 29, 2011
An individual in the US state of Maryland is facing felony charges for filming and posting online a video of an aggressive unmarked police officer pulling him over for speeding. Yahoo StumbleUpon Google Live Technorati del.icio.us Digg Reddit Mixx Propeller Anthony Garber was pulled over while on his motorcycle by a non-uniformed police officer driving an unmarked car. The officer got out of his car, pulled his gun and aggressively approached Garber before identifying himself as state police. Garber recorded the incident with a camera that was attached to the top of his motorcycle helmet and posted it on YouTube. Days after posting the video online the police showed up at Garber ’s home and arrested him for violating the state’s wiretapping laws. It is illegal in Maryland to video tape anyone without their consent. “It’s obviously an attempt by the police to strongarm him. He did nothing wrong. He did nothing criminal. All he did was expose a cop, an overly aggressive cop, and he embarrassed a cop and now they’re cracking down on him. It’s really out of line on the police department for pursuing this charge against him because the wiretapping law is meant for telephone conversations, not for being videotaped in public when you have no expectation for privacy,” said blogger Carlos Miller of Photography Is Not A Crime. Read more The camera was visible on the top of Garber’s helmet in sight of the police officer. Video footage allows for accountability on police officer and …
March 27, 2011
Best ever Documentary on Hitlers Secret Science. Please don’t forget rate to video 5 star , leave a comment and subscribe me!
March 25, 2011
Silenced depicts the grim reality for those who work and volunteer — at abortion clinics. Made by an anonymous filmmaker, Silence was first screened at the Womens Medical Fund Spring Reception on May 21, 2009. The event honored abortion clinic escorts in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Women’s Medical Fund (WMF) believes that without access to abortion services, the right to choose is meaningless. WMF provides direct financial assistance and other support to low-income women and girls in Southeastern Pennsylvania who wish to terminate a pregnancy but cannot afford a safe, legal abortion. In the state of Pennsylvania, Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people) generally does not pay for abortion. It may be shocking, but sometimes as little as $25 stands between a woman and her ability to exercise her right to choose. To learn more about Womens Medical Fund, and the ways in which we are working to ensure access to legal health care for all women, visit us on the web: www.womensmedicalfund.org.
March 23, 2011
Work Accident – Common Injuries in the Workplace which result in compensation claims When you have a work accident and your employer is at fault or responsible, you may be entitled to make a work accident compensation claim where the legal fees are paid by your employers insurance company. Every business with employees must have insurance by law to cover situations where an employee may be hurt or injured at work. Its reasonable to expect that accidents will happen at work, so thats why insurance is compulsory for every business in the UK. Common work accidents include slipping on wet floors or tripping on uneven surfaces. Much more common though are injuries which are caused by lifting heavy items that result in minor to serious back injuries, such as slipped discs. Workers in trades and construction are frequently exposed to falling from heights, because of unsafe working practices that cause serious injuries, including fractures, heavy bruising, torn muscles and muscle pain. Sometimes work accidents occur due to poor management and not having proper procedures in place to prevent situations, such as cables that are left on floors which cause you to trip and injure yourself. If you work with machinery, there is increased risk of danger due to moving parts and objects, for example if you’re not supplied with protective eyewear, you might damage your eyesight if something gets into your eye. When you have a work accident, it may seem trivial at first, but if the injuries …
March 21, 2011
Poet Natasha Trethewey reads at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Miss. Her first poetry collection, “Domestic Work,” won the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry prize, a 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her second collection, “Bellocq’s Ophelia,” received the 2003 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, was a finalist for both the Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin and Lenore Marshall prizes and was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library Association. Her work has appeared in several volumes of “Best American Poetry” and in journals such as Agni, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review and The Southern Review, among others. Trethewey is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her most recent collection is “Native Guard,” for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her new book of creative nonfiction is “Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf” (University of Georgia Press). Trethewey is a 1999 National Endowment for the Arts fellow.
March 19, 2011
Milton Friedman discusses the free market solution to America’s health care problems. www.LibertyPen.com
March 17, 2011
Jenny Tinmouth sets a new fastest lap on lap 8 of 14, winning her the Green Insurance Award for round 2 of the TTXGP UK Championship with a time of 1:20.922 and average speed of 68.955 mph around the 1.550 mile Anglesey Coastal Circuit.
March 12, 2011
Lawyers defending New York City against thousands of lawsuits filed by Sept. 11 emergency responders say many of the claims are baseless and have asked a judge to dismiss some of the first cases headed toward trial. 9/11 first responder Kenny Specht says the he is certain his and other firemen illness’ are related to his time working at the World Trade Center.
March 10, 2011
Vince Carter Greatest Toronto Raptor of All Time Tribute “Good Morning VC Haters” Hey guys here’s another mix I made. First one of the greatest raptor ever Vince Carter. No negativity towards Vince please. All of us “Toronto Raptor Fans” know VC was the greatest raptor of all all time. Forget what he did to us with his injuries,issues, and etc. Look at what he did for us during his time in toronto from charity events, opening a basketball court in the city, getting us to the playoffs, first Toronto Raptor to win the slam dunk competion, all time scoring leader, put toronto on the map for basketball and the sport in Canada, and many more contributions to the Raptors. To Be Honest If VC Retire, His Jersey should be hanged up in the ACC but I guess that won’t happen unless all the raptor fans appreciate him. Would of made this mix longer but Vince just has to many highlights. this mix has some of his best highlight and this mix was just a test. If everyone loves this mix i will happily make a part 2 later on. Oh yeah remember my Demar DeRozan mix will be coming out in 2010 after the NBA season. Anyways enjoy the Mix. IGNORE THIS: Carmelo Anthony,Tracy Mcgrady,Shaq, LeBron, Dwight Howard All-Star Dance-Off,Slam Dunk Contest,Top 10,NBA Draft 2008,Dwight Howard Superman dunk,AND1,Hot sauce,Lebron james,la lakers,Boston celtics nba champions,La Clippers,Denver Nuggets,Allen Iverson,Dallas Mavericks,East West All star game,nba record,nba street vol 1,2,homecourt,I Challenge Baron …