Monthly Archives: May 2008

Democratic Disenfranchisement


For me it is always painful to watch our American “Democracy” at work.   I’m an independent and I think that allows me to see more clearly how even when they are combined the Democrat and Republican parties fail to do a good job of … Continue reading

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Hongqiao Pearl Market, Beijing


Hongqiao Pearl Market, Beijing 449 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck The Hongqiao Market building was under repair during my April 14 visit, but I think will be beautiful when finished before the Olympic Games.    It is located across the street from the … Continue reading

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Better Big Bhuddha weather than ours


Originally uploaded by guzhengman Due to the misty weather when we were there in early April we missed this splendid ride and view of the Tian Tan Buddha at Pol Lin Monestery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The Cable Car is … Continue reading

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Freeman Dyson on Climate Change Hysteria


Visonary physicist Freeman Dyson most certainly cannot be labelled a “global warming denialist” yet in this review of two new books he is expressing the growing reservation of clear thinkers that for some environmentalists, the gospel of catastrophic climate change is leading them to dismiss … Continue reading

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Octopus Is Welcome in Hong Kong


Octopus? 014 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Octopus is a type of currency/card for Hong Kong transit that allows you on *most* but not all ferries, subways, and I think all busses and most trains. We did not use it but … Continue reading

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Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island Hong Kong


Over at Travel and History I posted one of Charley’s buddah pix from Hong Kong.   Thanks to the eee PC crash I lost over 100 of my Hong Kong area and train trip pictures from the first 3 days of … Continue reading

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Free Google blog at your own website? Priceless.


Google has a great feature where you can add a free blogger blog to your website.  I use that for some other blogs though JoeDuck is hosted at WordPress, which offers more powerful content management features than blogger blogs. Here are the … Continue reading

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