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SeekTruthFromFacts
实事求是。A lifelong student of culture, language, politics & theology in the Anglosphere & Sinosphere. Anon because Beijing expels/gaols critics.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 25
Now that is a very good and rather important question.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 25
Sorry, can you please quote the words that you claim are false, ? Because I can't see what you could be referring to. The first sentence refers to the travel ban, which did not make the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants that you are relying on.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 25
How did the travel ban, which prompted Mr Robertson's article, distinguish between legal and illegal travellers? It didn't. In fact, it had the immediate effect of *increasing* the number of illegal immigrants, because some unfortunate people were banned in mid-air.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 25
The policy discussed in Mr Robertson article wasn't escorting illegal immigrants out; it was a blanket ban on all travellers from certain Muslim-majority countries. My then flatmate was an exiled Iranian Christian who was furious; why was the White House picking on him?
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
Replying to @Jiyin8813 @tongbingxue
The Xianfeng Emperor obviously disagreed.... Though it's said that he wasn't too fussy.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
Replying to @vickywong710
There's nothing in the actual document that says the parents must speak English as far as I can see. Surely the message of the English text is signalling that the kindergarten is for the global élite; the actual words are unimportant.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
A lot of the best evangelical commentary is behind paywalls, but this piece by David Robertson (; ) will give you one Scottish perspective on pro-Trump white 'evangelicals' in the US:
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
The old US television standard, NTSC, was known to engineers as 'Never Twice the Same Colo(u)r'. Might well be the equipment.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
Replying to @thinkdefence
You're absolutely right about this. Mr Abe won't mind because he was never in favour of the summit, but this is a terrible way to treat Seoul. They have a right to be consulted on the future of their own country.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
Replying to @thinkdefence
I could not disagree more (having spent most of my working life in Asia). Mr Trump has given a major concession for nothing (summit as equals), offended Liu He (skipping the March meeting), and insulted Mr Kim & Mr Moon (by cancelling summit). From Seoul:
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 24
Replying to @thinkdefence
This is true. But Mr Kim's objective was to stay in power with nuclear weapons. Mr Trump's objective was to remove either power or nuclear weapons from the DPRK. Mr Kim has achieved his objective. Mr Trump has not.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 23
Japan and Taiwan are friendly (think UK/Australia, US/Germany), but not friendly enough for Tokyo to risk re-starting the Second World War. Mr Abe would probably allow the US to fight from Japanese bases, as in the Korean War, for fear the US might leave East Asia altogether.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 23
There are ethical concerns about the way and their barrister (Paul Diamond) are operating (NB skip over the prejudiced opinions; focus on the facts at the end): . Mr Stroilov is dangerous and Mr Diamond's strategy is proving counterproductive.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 23
Replying to @bealejonathan
Russian officials shouldn't be allowed close to Ms Skripal without some very thick glass between them. But in Teheran etc. there are Brits who are less likely to get tortured because a British diplomat visits them. Vienna Convention Art.36 saves lives; the UK should implement it.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 19
Thank you! He's now been added to the dab page.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 18
W.H.Miner was the 13th largest taxpayer yet has no Wikipedia entry. And they dropped to 1449th the following year. Curious.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 18
What a mess. 😱 It's going to be very easy to frame an unfriendly media narrative when Franklin Graham arrives in the autumn.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 18
I realize that your question is rhetorical, but if you actually want to understand, then there's feminist academic research trying to understand this evil behaviour, see: . In Lord Acton's words, "power corrupts".
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 18
Replying to @steve_kneale
Over a decade ago, I mentioned to some of our dear NWP leaders that we were severely lacking in ethnic diversity and pleaded for this to be a priority (e.g. build links with BAME-majority churches). So sad to see immigrant believers insulted and this year's convention gone awry.
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SeekTruthFromFacts May 18
This is all that I see. Is that it? Following the 'Read more' link just leads to the programme.
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