Month: September 2011
When no one is shooting at you and you have no legal trespass to cross the border let alone shoot at American citizens, you should STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF THE BORDER. AND DON’T SHOOT AT ANYONE.
As if American – Mexican relations weren’t strained enough.
Though, if the American hunters had actually started the skirmish by shooting at them, I’d say they have a right to defend themselves. Doesn’t sound like the case though.
(Side note: If American federal police were accused of doing this, pretty sure there’d be an invasion.)
“U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said armed officers with Mexico’s Secretaria de Seguridad Publica Federal Police were involved in the incursion, which took place in El Paso, near the Border Patrol’s Ysleta station.
The Mexican government, Border Patrol and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are investigating the incident. U.S. federal authorities are also responding to the incident.An ABC-7 viewer contacted the station early Thursday, saying her son, husband and friends were hunting on the Rio Grande levee on the U.S. side when men on the Mexico side fired shots, narrowly missing them. The woman said more men on the Mexico side drove up with automatic weapons and into the U.S. side. She said the armed men fired weapons and stole the hunter’s chairs and drove back into Mexico.
Mosier said that at no point of the initial investigation were there any allegations of shots being fired at subjects on the U.S. side of the border, nor is there any information to suggest that any personal items were stolen from the U.S. side of the international boundary.”
Tagline: “Women are rejecting marriage in Asia. The social implications are serious.”
From reading the article, there are definitely a lot of things going wrong in Chinese society. Beyond the one-child per family rule and the preference for that child to be a male, there are other issues affecting the Chinese family’s future that the attempt to address in this article.
As for changes that would need to occur for this to stabilize, there really are many, and the chances that all or even some will occur are small.
- Couples would need to actually get married.
- The role of women in marriages as wife and mother (and sometimes co-breadwinner) would need to be appreciated more.
- China as a whole would need to STOP KILLING FEMALE CHILDREN
But even after these occur, the cultural shifts that are being observed in Asian countries are far more widespread. The economic impact of the millions of working women leaving the workforce to raise children all at once would cripple the Chinese economy.
Just as semi-gradually it happened in the first place, (all of this is manifest mainly within the last 30 years), it will have to be reversed semi-gradually.
I’m glad someone said this; it’s true, and it’s not said enough.
Read the article for the points, but I will list them here anyway. It is worth the read, and worth the reminder.
- By reducing his worth to the work he can do for her.
- Relatedly: by treating her husband as the sole proprieter of her emotional well-being.
- By assuming that everything he does (or doesn’t do) is designed either to please or to annoy her.
- By constantly comparing him to other men she admires (but probably doesn’t know very well)
- Ironically: By admiring him too much
It happens, and probably not as often as men objectify women, but it is something that can and should be avoided.
Heartbeat charger? I’m not that dedicated to my devices to have multiple chips implanted in my body next to my heart for them. No thanks.
Wind-and-solar-powered charger? Well, actually, that one actually would be pretty cool.
Pan charger? Hmm… I don’t go camping with my phone often ….. It almost wouldn’t even be worth it because I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t be any signal. Maybe that’s next on technology’s list? Your own personal satellite tower?
Voice Charger? That would be handy in a pinch.
Fan charger? It would be a bit cumbersome and probably more trouble than it’s worth …
It’s good to know that in the wake of any natural disasters, my electronic device charging needs are covered.