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explore-blog:

A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live. 
Complement with Penn Jillette on why every day is an atheist holiday and Alain de Botton on religion for atheists. 

explore-blog:

surprising map of where the world’s atheists live. 

Complement with Penn Jillette on why every day is an atheist holiday and Alain de Botton on religion for atheists

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I, filled with optimism, look forward to the advent of a future free China. For there is no force that can put an end to the human quest for freedom, and China will in the end become a nation ruled by law, where human rights reign supreme.
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China’s 60th Anniversary National Day (Timelapse & Slow Motion)

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thedailywhat:

Art Project of the Day: “Totems” by French photographer Alain Delorme.
Compiled during an art residency in Shanghai.

These workers carry unbelievable piles throughout the city. These precarious columns made of cardboard, chairs, bottles or tires appear as the new totems of a society in complete transformation, both a factory for the world and a new El Dorado of the market economy.

[designboom.]

Uhh…

thedailywhat:

Art Project of the Day:Totems” by French photographer Alain Delorme.

Compiled during an art residency in Shanghai.

These workers carry unbelievable piles throughout the city. These precarious columns made of cardboard, chairs, bottles or tires appear as the new totems of a society in complete transformation, both a factory for the world and a new El Dorado of the market economy.

[designboom.]

Uhh…

(Source: thedailywhat, via gangsofcats-withthumbs-deactiva)

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Noam Chomsky: China and the New World Order

As every Mafia don knows, even the slightest loss of control might lead to unraveling of the system of domination as others are encouraged to follow a similar path. Noam Chomsky explains how this explains the US approach to China’s growing dominance and its threat to US hegemony.

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Severe Pollution and Environmental Degradation in China
By the way, The New York Times’ Choking on Growth series is an excellent source if you want to learn more about China’s environmental challenges.
Hat tip: FastCoDesign

Severe Pollution and Environmental Degradation in China

By the way, The New York Times’ Choking on Growth series is an excellent source if you want to learn more about China’s environmental challenges.

Hat tip: FastCoDesign

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The National Aquatics Center, aka the Water Cube, aka that icon of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is now a… water park. And what a park it is. It’s a technicolor explosion that’s like Candy Land on a cocktail combo  of steroids and crack. It’s got slides, some seven-stories tall, with  fearsome names like Aqualoop, Bullet Bowl, and Speed Slides. It’s got  monster jellyfish dangling from the ceiling and done up in gentle  pastels as if to distract people from the fact that there are monster jellyfish dangling from the ceiling.
Hat tip: FastCoDesign

The National Aquatics Center, aka the Water Cube, aka that icon of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is now a… water park. And what a park it is. It’s a technicolor explosion that’s like Candy Land on a cocktail combo of steroids and crack. It’s got slides, some seven-stories tall, with fearsome names like Aqualoop, Bullet Bowl, and Speed Slides. It’s got monster jellyfish dangling from the ceiling and done up in gentle pastels as if to distract people from the fact that there are monster jellyfish dangling from the ceiling.

Hat tip: FastCoDesign

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Oil Spill in Dalian, China. The Big Picture has a whole album to document the madness.

Oil Spill in Dalian, China. The Big Picture has a whole album to document the madness.

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herzundseele:

warispeace:

Today in History: On June 5, 1989, a lone man stood in front of tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The incident came a day after the Chinese government cleared the square of protestors who had been there since the beginning of April to protest the policies of the Communist government in China. On June 4, violence erupted in the square as the military attempted to clear the square. Then on the morning of the 5th, as tanks rolled into the square, a man stood in front of them. The tanks attempted to go around him, but were unsuccessful. The Unknown Man then got up on one of the tanks and talked to the driver. After this, he stepped down and remained standing in front of the tanks. At this point, two men came and carried him off. His identity is still not known to this day. 


One man and a row of tanks trying to go around him. Awe-inspiring. I remember watching this on TV with my dad- possibly my first memory of political action by the people, for the people.
Ultimate respect to the man who came to be known as the Universal Soldier.
The Resistance Carries On!!

herzundseele:

warispeace:

Today in History: On June 5, 1989, a lone man stood in front of tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The incident came a day after the Chinese government cleared the square of protestors who had been there since the beginning of April to protest the policies of the Communist government in China. On June 4, violence erupted in the square as the military attempted to clear the square. Then on the morning of the 5th, as tanks rolled into the square, a man stood in front of them. The tanks attempted to go around him, but were unsuccessful. The Unknown Man then got up on one of the tanks and talked to the driver. After this, he stepped down and remained standing in front of the tanks. At this point, two men came and carried him off. His identity is still not known to this day. 

One man and a row of tanks trying to go around him. Awe-inspiring. I remember watching this on TV with my dad- possibly my first memory of political action by the people, for the people.

Ultimate respect to the man who came to be known as the Universal Soldier.

The Resistance Carries On!!

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Dis(re)membering \pä-ki-ˈstän\

If you read one article posted by me this year (or ever), read this one.

If you want to know what Pakistani newspapers are editorializing about, what the hottest topics of discussion at family gatherings are and what the professors in Pakistan are speaking about to their students, this is an article that you cannot miss.

Written by a professor at Berkley, it is in ever sense of the word, a meta-analysis of the Af-Pak situation, and the looming crisis in the Central Asian Republics.

via Informed Comment

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The Rise Of The Chinese Navy

A fascinating article on China’s increasing military might.

via my current favourite blog, Danger Room

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