Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Who is this 陳錦煌, who is capable of openly support
What kind of person can support 翁重鈞?
- First, some comments about him from 曾韋禎:
惡質立委 2008-09-24 00:44:10
為什麼蔡啟芳會輸？ 2008-01-17 00:42:47
這款的立委 2007-12-19 00:14:43專家自居的國民黨立委翁重鈞，近來被客委會主委李永得指控拿預算綁架官員，要脅補助。事實上，翁重鈞這類政治禿鷹的惡劣作風，已非第一次，早在新瑞都案爆發時，與此案毫無關係的翁重鈞也因有政治勒索之嫌，捲入此案。當時位於高雄縣湖內鄉的新瑞都開發案，橫
- I have not heard anything about his contribution as a congressman. Have you?
- In addition to being notorious himself, he has the support of the most unethical man Ma Ying-Jeou.
- 翁重鈞, a KMT/CCP collaborator to turn Taiwan into Tibet
- 翁重鈞, someone who won last legislative election by vote-buying
- 翁重鈞, a well-known 惡質立委
This reminds me of such news:
228遺族表態支持馬英九盼馬當選促台繁榮_新聞頁_北美新浪網What is happening to 陳錦煌? Here is a hint:
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2008年2月24日 ... 中新網2月25日電據台灣《聯合報》報導，國民黨2008參選人馬英九24日與228遺族家屬對談。228遺族家屬除替馬英九的誠信背書，更稱許馬英九是“真情愛台灣 ...
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2008年3月4日 ... 為了替馬英九砌上一道“省籍防火牆”，早在“立委”選舉前，馬蕭陣營就採取多管齊下方式，策動綠營倒戈，一是馬英九不斷與228遺族互動，推動補償條例、 ...www.chinareviewnews.com/doc/7_0_100582715_1.html - Cached
中時電子報 - 6分鐘之前嘉義縣長參選人翁重鈞，二日晚間在新港公園舉辦造勢晚會，配合明華園公演，吸引近兩千人熱情參與；「小鎮醫師」陳錦煌亦到場力挺，針對白天張花冠辭職風波，陳錦煌強調，政治語言與操作他不懂，選擇支持翁重鈞，純粹是從「良心」與「百姓福祉」為出發點。 ...中時電子報 - 2009年12月1日聯合新聞網 - 22小時之前扁政府時代政務委員陳錦煌公開支持翁重鈞參選嘉義縣長，新港鄉奉天宮前董事長盧明森與廿二名鄉民代表、村長昨天連署刊登「新港人的惋惜與痛心」廣告抨擊陳錦煌；但署名者中有人跳出來澄清，被人利用，遭政治炒作。 以盧明森及代表林秋桂為首的聲明指出，看到陳錦煌支持仍 ...聯合新聞網 - 2009年11月28日中時電子報 - 20小時之前自由時報 - 2009年12月1日新港文教基金會創會董事長、扶緣服務協會創會理事長陳錦煌說，去年申請得知，不少居民反彈不想做了，但有更多居民盼獲政府挹注提升社區安全環境，身為輔導單位，無奈但尊重地方決定；地方曾輾轉向行政院衛生署反映未果，「衛生署不夠努力，致使台灣的榮耀都成『中國的 ...中時電子報 - 2009年11月30日自由時報 - 2009年12月1日尤其是民進黨執政時期的政務委員、二二八基金會董事長陳錦煌出面力挺嘉義縣長候選人翁重鈞，效應很大。陳錦煌對社會的清新影響力很大，對嘉義縣新港地區極具效果。 此外，會中也交換行動中常會與嘉義縣舉辦的造勢晚會，國民黨認為，「整個氣勢都起來了」。 ...中時電子報 - 20小時之前華視新聞 - 2009年11月10日今年四月，德國布蘭登堡邦上哈維爾郡，將這堵重2.5噸、高3.5公尺、寬1.2公尺、底座2公尺的柏林圍牆，送給時任二二八基金會董事長的陳錦煌；昨天則由二二八基金會現任董事長詹啟賢，捐贈給台灣民主基金會，呈現給台灣人民。「站在柏林圍牆前，感觸非常深。 ...德贈柏林圍牆 王︰與統一無關 自由時報台灣為獲贈柏林牆遺跡舉行揭幕式 BBC中文網
Friday, November 27, 2009
The government comes up with a list of 15 resentments, one of which is too much dog shit on the roads. First on any sane man's list of resentments would be Ma Ying-Jeou. Precisely for this reason, the government could not let people create their own resentment list. Instead, the government puts a pre-decided list of 15 on the web for people to pick.Early of the year, 曾韋禎 recorded a KMT web poll that allows only two options: strongly agree, and no opinion:
曾韋禎: 國民黨好自爽 對於兩岸大三通、您的看法是 ? 」的投票中，竟然只有「非常贊成」和「沒意見」兩選項。連這種連參考價值都稱不上的網路票選，國民黨都可以作假。那，國民黨、馬政府的任何民調數據，又有哪個是可以相信的？
聯合報 praised such practice of 票選「十大民怨」:
Thursday, November 26, 2009
In the following 聯合報's report, you will read about 黃敏惠's KMT/CCP connection/affiliation. 中國國民黨中常委連勝文 and his father are selling out Taiwan (and the 23,000,000 Taiwanese) to CCP. For a Taiwanese, supporting KMT's 黃敏惠 is supporting self-destruction.
| 【聯合報╱記者陳永順／嘉義報導】 |
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
對手[涂醒哲]來[黃敏惠競選總部]下辯論戰帖，黃敏惠競選總部人員不滿地說，簡直是侵門踏戶The above sentence implied that debates among candidates are not part of Taiwan's elections, and a request for debate (辯論) can be considered an aggression (侵門踏戶).
對手要來下辯論戰帖，黃敏惠競選總部人員不滿地說，簡直是侵門踏戶，至於黃敏惠始終沒出面，在警方強力攔阻、並進行違法集會舉牌1次的情況下，唱獨角戲的涂醒哲意興闌珊離去，但不排除再次上門要求公開辯論。（新聞來源：東森新聞記者吳瑞興)This made it clear that KMT candidate 黃敏惠 is avoiding a debate with 涂醒哲. What kind of voters can vote for a candidate who is avoiding a policy debate with her opponents?
東森: 百里侯／嘉市／下戰帖踢鐵板 涂醒哲悻悻然離去
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Western corporations have often behaved embarrassingly in China, sacrificing any principles to ingratiate themselves with the Communist Party authorities. Yahoo was the worst, handing over information about several email account holders so that they could be arrested – and then dissembling and defending its monstrous conduct.If Yahoo is the worst, consider Associated Press and many others:
- When AP writes about Taiwan, it uses a standard insert that says
China and Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949against any and all historical facts. See for example, Taiwan Was Never Part of China's Civil Wars: Part I and Taiwan Was Never Part of China's Civil Wars: Part II.
- Many companies list Taiwan on their web site as a province of China, even though People's Republic of China has not ruled Taiwan for one nano second.
Critics have accused President Obama of kowtowing to Chinese leaders, by failing to meet dissidents, toning down his criticisms and delaying a meeting with the Dalai Lama. On balance, I think that criticism is premature: Confrontation doesn’t help with China and can hurt, and so engagement becomes a fine line to navigate. The Obama visit wasn’t a ringing success, but neither was it a craven embarrassment.
For the latest craven kowtowing, we can look somewhere else: Microsoft and its new search engine, Bing.
Western corporations have often behaved embarrassingly in China, sacrificing any principles to ingratiate themselves with the Communist Party authorities. Yahoo was the worst, handing over information about several email account holders so that they could be arrested – and then dissembling and defending its monstrous conduct. Now Microsoft is sacrificing the integrity of Bing searches so as to cozy up to State Security in Beijing. In effect, it has chosen become part of the Communist Party’s propaganda apparatus.
If you search a term on Bing that is politically sensitive in China, in English the results are legitimate. Search “Tiananmen” and you’ll find out about the army firing on pro-democracy protesters in 1989. Search Dalai Lama, Falun Gong and you also get credible results. Conduct the search in complex Chinese characters (the kind used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) and on the whole you still get authentic results.
But conduct the search with the simplified characters used in mainland China, then you get sanitized pro-Communist results. This is especially true of image searches. Magic! No Tiananmen Square massacre. The Dalai Lama becomes an oppressor. Falun Gong believers are villains, not victims.
What’s most offensive is that this is true wherever in the world the search is conducted – including in my office in New York. If Microsoft felt it had to bow to Chinese censorship within China’s borders, based on the IP address, that might be defensible. But when Microsoft skews its worldwide searches to make Hu Jintao feel better, that’s a disgrace. It becomes simply a unit of the Central Committee Propaganda Department.
(This is an issue with Google as well, but to a much lesser extent. Google censors results on its search engine used within China, google.cn, but offers mostly uncensored results using simplified Chinese characters on its worldwide browser, google.com. However, some searches on google.com, such as images for Falun Gong, are also censored.)
When I originally wrote about this issue back in June, Microsoft protested. “From what you described, that’s not the way Bing is supposed to work,” wrote Kevin Kutz, a company spokesman. He said that Chinese speakers at Microsoft could not replicate my results and did not detect this kind of skewed result. I sent screen shots, and then Microsoft acknowledged the issue but said that it was simply a temporary mistake. “It’s a bug,” Kutz told me. Later, he added: “What’s important is it’s getting fixed.” Soon, he said, Bing searches would be the same for Tiananmen and other sensitive subjects, whatever the language.
Six months later, the censorship continues. And now all of a sudden, it’s company policy.
Microsoft’s current position, which insults my intelligence and yours, is that there was indeed a bug of some kind and that that is fixed – but that searches in simplified characters continue to produce pro-Communist results because of the algorithms used. Mr. Kutz now asserts that a search in any given language emphasizes results from within the country that uses that language. Thus if you search in the simplified characters used within China, then you get disproportionately Chinese propaganda. Thus, he says, the explanation lies in the search algorithms, rather than in Microsoft policy.
Huh? How come that wasn’t the explanation in June? And if that’s the case, then why is there a marked difference between text and image searches? And in any case, why should Bing use an algorithm that results in propaganda and skews results far more than Google? Why isn’t Wikipedia higher on the results with simplified characters?
Of course, it’s possible that Microsoft executives in Redmond, since they can’t read Chinese, are being misled by those executives focused on the China business. Yet my hunch is that Microsoft simply has decided at a top level that it will compromise what principles it must to ingratiate itself with China. This presumably isn’t at China’s specific request: it’s unlikely that Chinese authorities would be so detailed in their demands, and it doesn’t negotiate over minor points like this. But China has made it clear that it dislikes search engines that lead to results it considers seditious, and it can block them.
Microsoft apparently doesn’t want to pursue the Google solution of having separate sites – one that produces generally legitimate results (google.com) and another within China that blatantly censors (google.cn). Instead, Bing figured it would have one site and just censor all the results in simplified Chinese characters. It then compounded the problem by dissembling and disguising its policy. That’s craven and embarrassing, it betrays the integrity of Microsoft searches, and for me it’s a reason to boycott Bing.
UPDATE: Microsoft has posted a measured response: http://bit.ly/6CD49e . It notes that some Bing searches are not skewed even in simplified characters but acknowledges that image searches in particular are sanitized. It says that this is a bug that was identified today and that it will soon be fixed. That’s basically what I was told last June, and I’m very skeptical.
UPDATE 2: For those asking for specific terms, and specific search results, here are some examples by date.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
馬英九 not only ignored all accusations that his Premier 吳敦義 and Nantou County magistrate 李朝卿 closely associated with a paroled criminal 江欽良, he defended all three without as much as paying a lip service of ordering an investigation. He even urged us to dismiss all accusations as rumors.
Do logic and law exist in Taiwan? Before a president defends his accused Premier and County magistrate, shouldn't he at least offer an investigation or proof that they are indeed not mafioso? When he dismisses all accusations and all evidences without any investigation, is this not a worst contempt of the citizens?
台視新聞 - 13小時之前總統馬英九和閣揆吳敦義一起幫國民黨參選人李朝卿站台，在「江欽良事件」爆發後，宣示相挺到底的決心。 但民進黨仍然緊咬不放，參選人李文忠找來20多年前，被江欽良槍殺的彰化角頭張坤保的女兒站台。 自己的父親26年前被江欽良灌醉後槍殺，讓張靜芳決定站出來。 ...被曝與江欽良同游 吳敦義高調反擊若不法就辭職 香港商報-中國窗江欽良：未介入砂石業 沒收保護費 中時電子報綠主委反咬？ 李文忠否認專程拜訪江欽良 自由時報自由時報 - 7小時之前中時電子報 - 1小時之前為了選舉，南投縣長候選人李文忠找來25年前曾遭江欽良殺害的受害者家屬，一名女子表示，自己的父親多年前遭到江欽良殺害，「我心裡的痛苦已經陪伴我們太久了，我不想讓痛苦一直持續下去。」她堅持出面，力挺李文忠到底。臺灣新浪網 - 19小時之前吳揆和江欽良出國同遊的風暴，持續延燒，但7日出席醫學活動的馬總統，被問到吳敦義的事，馬總統都是笑而不答，倒是面對美牛風暴的楊志良，在台上有感而發的說，可能自己能力不足，才會引起那麼大的風波。雖然是參加醫學活動，但馬總統一出席，大家最關心的還是吳敦義和 ...
行政院長吳敦義跟更生人江欽良同遊峇里島，被綠營大作文章，消失兩天，也兩度取消記者會的江欽良，昨天晚間首度打破沉默，接受TVBS獨家專訪江欽良 is a 更生人, just as 馬英九 is a 清廉人. 被綠營大作文章 means there is no news here; we KMT are not interested. I suspect 接受TVBS獨家專訪 is another KMT's whitewash attempt. Can you imagine 江欽良 interviewed by 大話新聞 or 頭家來開講? Finally, 更生人 江欽良 just like 清廉馬英九's sister is also 年少輕狂.
For 更生人江欽良's video's, see
2009-11-06 12:15:25 楊鎮全
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Taiwan's parliament to ratify China trade pact
TAIPEI — Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou said at the weekend that the island's controversial trade pact with China will be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny before it is ratified.
So, it is controversial.Taipei insists that the proposed pact will boost the island's annual economic growth by more than one percentage point, but opposition leaders fear it will compromise Taiwan's de facto independence.
In a speech on Saturday after he was formally sworn in as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, Ma gave an assurance that all negotiations with Beijing on the "Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement" would be transparent.
His track record says that nothing he says can be believed!
"I promise all these things will be stated clearly. And once it is signed, it will be submitted to parliament for ratification," Ma said.
If this turns to be true, it would be the end of Taiwan, because the KMT legislators will simply rubber-stamp it.
He also gave an assurance that the trade pact "must be what the country needs, supported by the people and placed under supervision of parliament.
He denies people birthrights of referendum and now says it must be supported by the people.
"Therefore, I hereby guarantee that in the future, the government will report to parliament the contents of the pact before it is signed," Ma said.
What does Ma think of people? People do not need to know the content of the pact? Why is it that the content is still never disclosed?
He said Taiwan's people will be given an idea of what the pact's benefits will be, as well as "what negative impacts it may bring to Taiwan."
Why is he hiding the content of ECFA from Taiwanese?
Taiwan's government says the pact will boost the flow of goods and personnel between the island and the mainland and hopes it will be signed early next year.
This is how Taiwan is turned into Tibet!The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which favours independence from China, claims it will demote Taiwan to the status of a local government in any talks with the mainland on reunification.
In other words, ECFA turns Taiwan into Tibet!China and Taiwan split in 1949 after a civil war, but relations have warmed since May last year, when the China-friendly Ma assumed the presidency following the DPP's defeat in general elections.
- Taiwan did not split from China. Taiwan was not in China's civil war.
- Relationship got much worst. More Chinese missiles are aiming at Taiwan and Chinese bullying of Taiwan has intensified.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
By Lin Kien-tsu 林健次
Thursday, Oct 15, 2009, Page 8
After Taiwan and China sign an economic cooperation and framework agreement (ECFA), WTO regulations require that a free-trade agreement (FTA) be signed within 10 years.
In addition to tariff exemptions, an FTA requires the signatories to deregulate their service industries, including the retail, wholesale, food and beverage, tourism, hotel, entertainment, media, bank, insurance, communications, transport, health, education, consulting and brokerage industries. This could give rise to an influx of Chinese service industry manpower in Taiwan.
In short, the signing of an FTA will mean a substantial opening up of Taiwan to the Chinese labor market. In addition to the inflow of Chinese capital, Chinese workers will also flood Taiwan. Taiwan and China will, in practice, move to the “common market stage” of economic integration and form a “one China common market.”
There are four main differences between a common Chinese market and the EU. EU member states recognize each other’s sovereignty, while China sees Taiwan as part of its national territory; EU states have a common defense policy, while China has missiles pointed at Taiwan; key EU member states are of approximate size and no country can monopolize the organization, while China is much bigger than Taiwan and will dominate a common Chinese market; and the EU is made up of democratic states, while China is a dictatorship where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the government.
After adopting capitalism, the CCP has perpetuated its control of the Chinese government, legislation and judiciary, interferes with markets, leads the distribution of benefits and directs corporations, and then uses corporate control to direct media and public opinion in order to achieve its political goals.
To simplify his rule, the Qin (秦) emperor relocated the rich and powerful to undermine their power base. Today, an ECFA and an FTA will push Taiwanese businesspeople to move to China and usher in Chinese capital to Taiwan. These agreements will also introduce significant change, causing a great outflow of Taiwanese labor and a large-scale invasion of Chinese. Chinese and Chinese interest groups in Taiwan are sure to become a force to be reckoned with, and under the CCP’s direction, they will become the key force — just as they are in Tibet and Xinjiang.
With the power to direct the common Chinese market, it will be easy for China to use its control over businesses to influence the interests of Taiwanese corporations and order around Taiwanese businesspeople, enterprises and media around until they are scared into silence, thus restricting freedom of expression and dissemination of public information. The next step will be to control Taiwan’s elections at all levels and to direct Taiwanese politicians toward emulating China’s Taiwan policy. This is how they will annex Taiwan without wasting the life of a single soldier.
The main point of the ECFA is not capitalism or the best interests of the working class. ECFA is but another name for the promise of a common Chinese market and one China. It is a contract to sell Taiwan.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It is most regrettable that as a lawyer, 傅雲欽 sees no evil with Taiwan's judicial system. For example:
- ad infinitum, see e.g., 台灣極不公平的司法是人民最大公敵 Taiwan's extremely unfair judicial system is public enemy number one
Friday, October 2, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009