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Brutal Chinese Dictatorship Marks 60 Years In Power

The brutal Chinese dictatorship is marking 60 years in power.

(Above–Man stopping tanks during Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Please click here for a Texas Liberal post with facts and links about Tiananmen Square.)

More than one billion people in China lack basic freedoms.

People such as myself support the dictatorship by routinely buying products made in China because it is cheap and easy to do so.

China may well be interesting place to visit and learn about. But please recall that China is ruled by people who kill to stay in power and who will do anything at all to hold power.

Here is the latest Amnesty International report about human rights in China.  

Here are some basic facts about China from the BBC. 

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Links To Learn More About Samoa & Sumatra Earthquakes

There have been two earthquakes many miles apart that have killed a number of people.

(Above–Damage and injury in Sumatra as photographed by Singallang Newspaper and distributed by Reuters.)  

One of these earthquakes has killed many people in Samoa and American Samoa.

The other has strongly impacted the island of Sumatra. Sumatra is part of Indonesia. 

It is not clear if the two earthquakes are related, but the two quakes do not represent an unusual amount of seismic activity on the Earth.

Here is information about earthquakes. No doubt you have heard about earthquakes many times, but do you really know what the word means?

Here is a global map of major earthquakes in the past five years.

The earthquake that has hit the Samoan Islands took place offshore and caused a tsunami that has swept across the islands. Here is specific information about tsunamis.

Here are some basic facts about the Samoan Islands.

Here are some basic facts about the island of Sumatra.

The death toll from both these earthquakes will likely rise in the days to come. Aid is needed. This link lists many groups offering assistance.

In the end, it is up to you to learn about the world around you and to offer help if you are able.

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