Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

January 27, 2014
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Sandra asks…

overseas chinese had suffer the tragic fate like the jew .but why the western media turned a blind eye to it?

Massacre and Slaughter of the Overseas Chinese

A.D. 1602 – Luzon, Phillipines
At least 30,000 chinese merchants were slaughtered
and in Luzon chinese officials and civilians were killed
without authority by what The Ming Shi-lu (明實錄) describes
as the barbarian(spanish) cheiftain of Luzon during that time.
The surviving chinese fled to Wawa, or what is now known as
Guagua, this atrocity is known in Chinese history as the Luzon
Tragedy (吕宋惨案). The Tsaynese inhabitants of Manila set fire
to Legarda and Binondo and for a time threatened to capture Intramuros.

A.D. 1603 – Manila, Philippines
24,000 massacred by Spaniards when Ming Mandarins
visited the islands sparking fears of Chinese dominance.

A.D. 1662 – Manila, Philippines
30,000 put to sea and expelled from the Philippines.
Those caught outside the Parian (Manila’s Chinese
ghetto) were beheaded immediately.

A.D. 1639-1640 – Manila, Philippines
20,000 die in anti-Chinese violence

A.D. 1686 – Manila, Philippines
Anti-Chinese violence

A.D. 1740 – Batavia, Indonesia (Batavian Fury)
10,000 Chinese slaughtered by Dutch when the Chinese
objected to forced removals to Sri Lanka as slave
labour.

A.D. 1792 – Cholon, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
10,000 Chinese massacred in the Tay Son movement’s
retaking of Cholon from Nguyen Anh who in 1780 had
proclaimed himself the new Nguyen ruler.

A.D. 1823 – South Borneo
10,000-20,000 Chinese massacred when Chinese “kongsi”
resisted the withdrawal and reselling of mining
concession to the Dutch by local Sultans due to
monetary jealousy and rivalry.

A.D. 1857 – Sarawak, North Borneo
2,000-5,000 Chinese massacred by Raja Brooke

A.D. 1871 – Los Angeles, California, USA
19 Chinese die when white Los Angeles citizens go bezerk
after the accidental killing of a white man by a Chinese
laborer.

A.D. 1877 – Chico, California, USA
Anti-Chinese violence.

A.D. 1885 – Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA
Anti-Chinese violence.

A.D. 1887 – Snake River, Oregon, USA
31 Chinese miners massacred in a 2-day orgy of violence.

A.D. 1890s – San Francisco & Seattle, USA
Thousands of Chinese were assaulted in “pigtail cutting
parties” by unemployed white vigilantes frightened by
the Yellow Peril frenzy.

A.D. 1965-1966 – Indonesia
500,000 killed in anti-communist violence, many were
local Chinese suspected of communist activities, others
were those who joined the PKI (Parti Kommunis Indonesia)
ignorant of the ideology but attracted by it’s stance for
defending worker rights, while many others were innocent
victims caught in the frenzied bloodletting of racial
jealousy and animosity.

A.D. 1975- Vietnam
Expelled 300 thousand Chinese to sea

A.D. 1975- Cambodia
Killed almost all Cambodian Chinese

A.D. 1997 – Rengasdengklok, Indonesia
Anti-Chinese violence

A.D. 1998 – Jakarta, Solo, Surabaya, Palembang, Lampung – Indonesia
Thousands of Chinese businesses and homes were burnt,
looted and smashed when rampaging youths, chafting
under the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, blamed the Chinese
for their sufferings and rioted in the streets of Jakarta.
Untold numbers of Chinese were killed, Chinese girls were
gang-raped and houses plundered. The Indonesian police,
unable or unwilling to stop the violence, prompted residents
of housing estates to band together to erect barricades,
arm themselves and to employ armed guards to patrol the
streets.

A.D. 1998, Phillipines
Anti-Chinese protests against Presidential Candidate Alfredo Lim.

A.D. 2001, Tonga
4000 Chinese assaulted in a racist attack.

A.D. 2006, Tonga
80% of Chinese shops looted and damaged.

A.D. 2006, Solomon Islands
>90% Chinese shops in Chinatown damaged, destroyed and looted.

A.D. 2007, Milan, Italy
Anti-Chinese riot

A.D. 2007, Maseru, Lesotho
Anti-Chinese riot

A.D 2009, Padang, Indonesia
Earthquake at Padang, Indonesia. The indonesian rescue team unwilling
to help around 3000 trapped Chinese people. They will help only if
they pay Rp. 350 000/soul. The media tried to hide this news.

admin answers:

The same reason that the media turns a blind eye now to attacks against Christians

Sandy asks…

What are negative impacts of green house gases on the environment?

I’m jiggz I’m doin a n.s assessment

admin answers:

It’s many. Some of which are

Most scientists believe that the increase in global temperatures will cause the polar ice caps and glaciers to begin to melt. This will cause sea levels to rise. In the past 100 years ocean levels have already risen about one foot. Because we have built our cities right on the coastlines, many of them would be in peril of serious flooding – if not outright collapse.

The rise and expansion of the sea would also allow storm surges and hurricane waves to proceed further inland, causing more damage.

Temperature increases can also lead to changes in weather patterns, precipitating more frequent and severe storms. The costs to protect ourselves from flooding and storm damage could be enormous.

Many aquifers which provide our drinking water could become contaminated with salt water, thus decreasing the available supply.

Weather patterns will definitely be changed by this process. Some areas will become drier while others will become wetter. While some areas will be able to increase (or begin) crop production, some major crop producing areas could fail due to less favorable growing conditions.

If too much drying occurs in areas, droughts could follow. This could lead to more disasters like the Dust Bowl days in the prairie states of the United States earlier in our history.

The rise in temperature is occurring relatively quickly. Many animal species cannot adapt to this sudden fluctuation. It is possible that many species will become extinct because of this stress. Some ecosystems like coral reefs, which are already living at the upper edge of their temperature tolerances, are very usceptible to temperature changes. These ecosystems could suffer severe damage or simply die out altogether.

Diseases which are currently restricted to tropical areas could spread to other areas as they become warmer and more receptive to the agents which carry the diseases.

Susan asks…

Did Odysseus in “The Odyssey” have wanderlust or was he just trying to get home?

I often hear about Odysseus having wanderlust, but from what I remember of the text, he was just trying his best to get back home and did not really want to wander anywhere.

admin answers:

The Odyssey by Homer Written 800 B.C.E

Odysseus: The Universal Man

Although Odysseus possesses admirable qualities—including wisdom, bravery, leadership, craftiness, loyalty, perseverance, and endurance—he is quite human. For example, he frequently takes unnecessary risks to satisfy his insatiable curiosity, imperiling his and his crew’s safety. He also brags about his accomplishments. In this respect, he is like the rest of us: flawed, imperfect. Consequently, we identify with him, and his voyage home from war becomes our voyage through life. Many of his adventures end successfully; some go terribly wrong. All the while, he never loses sight of his ultimate goal: to reunite with his wife and son. MORE…

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides2/Odyssey.html#Universal

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Major Characters

Odysseus: Odysseus is the main character of the Odyssey, a tale which chronicles his homecoming and his journeys since his departure from Troy. Odysseus was present in the Iliad but not with the same focus as this poem. The story focus on his trials at sea and on land and how, once he gets home, he must avenge his family’s honor from the suitors who have been besieging his house waiting for his wife to choose a new husband. He is aided by Athena in his journeys but thwarted by Poseidon.

Http://www.bookrags.com/notes/od/CHR.htm

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The Odyssey Symbolism, Imagery, and Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.

The Sea

Odysseus spends so much time sailing home that the sea really takes up a good chunk of his life. This is fitting, since the sea and its perils work much the same way the Odyssey argues that life does; it is full of suffering, but it can’t be avoided. The sea can send blessings like sea breezes to blow him home or obstacles like storms, Skylla and Charybdis, and treacherous islands. Because the sea is ruled by Poseidon, it is also a manifestation of the superiority of the gods and nature over man.

Disguises and Dreams

In the Odyssey, disguises are usually a sign of divine intervention, manipulation, and sanction. The gods have no qualms deceiving mortals and helping their favorites deceive others. They often use disguises themselves, reminding us that the gods, too, can be devious. Dreams as well are the direct result of divine power, but tend to be more straightforward and often comfort the sleeping mortal.

Food and Banqueting

In a culture that holds hospitality as an all-important test of character, feasting and festivities are a measure of hospitality and human civility. Often, defects in the banquet signal some fundamental flaw in the host. For example, Polyphêmos feasts on human flesh, which makes him, well, an inhuman monster. Kirkê seems hospitable because she serves good food, but proves to be a witch by poisoning that very food with a drug that turns the diners into animals. Odysseus’s men transgress boundaries of hospitality by dining on Hêlios’s sacred cattle and suffer death as a consequence. The most obvious example of a misused banquet is the suitors’ pillaging of Odysseus’s provisions. This shows that the supposedly “noble” men do not have the human qualities of restraint and propriety; they are therefore somewhat less than human and worthy of death (or so the Odyssey argues). On the other hand, Nestor, Meneláos, and the Phaiákians serve proper banquets – full of good food, wine, and singing. They are considered not only good hosts, but great human beings.

Odysseus and Penélopê’s Bed

It turns out that Odysseus carved his bed from the roots of a live olive tree. As such, the bed is unmovable. It’s also growing, but evidently that’s not a problem for anyone. The point is that the bed can’t be moved, altered, or shaken – it’s steadfast and constant, much like the love between this royal couple. Odysseus’s sleeping around seems not to count, but Penélopê’s continuous loyalty is represented by the unmovable bed. More…

http://www.shmoop.com/odyssey/symbolism-imagery.html

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