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Sunday, December 5th, 2010
6:48 pm
[yangyuqi]
艺海慧天——杨玉琪的缤纷世界www.yangyuqi.com

Hello! Recommend a beautiful art site, hope you like it. Thank you! Yang Yuqi: Cambridge, UK Life Fellow, American Academy of ABI world famous center of life, the International President of the Chinese Artists Association, www.yangyuqi888.com


Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
2:57 pm
[fritzifz]
Элитные вакансии
В связи с рождением второго ребенка 5 лет работала дома - занималась иллюстрированием детских книг. Но новые жизненные обстоятельства вынуждают искать постоянную работу со стабильным заработком, в идеале - на неполный рабочий день (первая половина). Пока не могу понять, что это может быть и где искать. Буду рада, если кто-то подскажет где найти работу :)
Образование: высшее, художественное.

Опыт работы до ухода в "свободное плавание": реклама (менеджер по рекламе, дизайнер), СМИ (редактор развлекательного портала, бизнес-портала, внештатный автор одного из глянцевых журналов), небольшой опыт работы в маркетинге.  
Навыки: помимо рисования (которое тут вряд ли пригодиться), могу заниматься рекламной текучкой - заказ полиграфической и сувенирной продукции, организацией фото-видео-съемок, поддерживать сайт, делать несложные макеты (Корел, Иллюстратор, Фотошоп), писать рекламные материалы, небольшие статьи (где не требуется специальных знаний), организовывать всяческие развлекательные мероприятия как в интернете, так и на просторах реального пространства (конкурсы, викторины, вечеринки), работать с новостными лентами.

Личные качества: главное ответственна - это могут подтвердить и мои бывшие коллеги и мои сегодняшние заказчики))

Друзья, нашему агентству по организации корпоративного бизнеса требуются профессионалы с опытом работы для пополнения клиентской базы.
График работы свободный. Условия заработка договорные.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
12:09 am
[alessya_ch]
Помогите пожалуйста,

Меня зовут Олеся и в настоящее время я являюсь студенткой экономического факультета университета города Невшатель, Швейцария. В рамках студенческого проекта, я начала проводить обширное исследование в области условий развития и защиты интеллектуальной собственности в Казахстане.

Я была бы вам очень признательна если бы вы мне помогли, ответив на несколько вопросов.

Вы можете заполнить вопросник интерактивно по этому адресу:

Английская версия: http://www.enterprise-obs.org/country/Kazakhstan.html

Заранее благодарю Вас за Ваше участие и помощь.

Monday, May 21st, 2007
1:16 am
[myanmarmike]
myanmar money from myanmarmike.com


Please welcome the one and only – kyat, the official Myanmar currency. I heard about pia coins but actually never saw them alive. I suppose it’s a hundred of cooper pia coins for one Burmese buck. Consequently no one gonna bring them into play whilst one sleazy green American fellow been sold for thousand kyats at least.

The history of kyat is a gloomy and hesitant as all the modern Myanmar history. Burma’s first legal tender was the Indian silver rupee until April 1937, when firstly the Burmese rupee was issued and was widely used till 1952 with the exception of WWII period, when Malayan military dollars were exploited.

On July 1, 1952, the Union Bank of Burma substituted the Burma Currency Board and the Burmese kyat was launched. Since 1952 endless demonetizations took place gather with numerous controversial economic disorders. The contemporary Myanmar kyat was set up in 1989, when aged notes knock down into neglect due to inflation and economical drop of the physical currency itself.

Check the prices to get a feel for modern kyat.

The cost of a cup of tea on a roadside shop is about 150 kyats, while a bowl of mohinga, a habitual Myanmar dish prepared of fish gravy and rice noodles is 150 kyats.

Myanmar currency is an eccentric piece of paper. Passing the border and get this sweeties barely for free. You be able to contract them easily even by caloric border staff, they gonna offer you any deal on the planet, just ask… “… wanna Kalashnikov? Amphetamines? Ooooo, Burmese money, sir…. I see, here we go … and what about lady? Cheap!”

These guys they glance like the wild dream of every Russian anarchist, chewing some smelly red shit, half-naked, drunk or high on meth.

Well, what can I say? Great country, great impressions!

Almost forgot - welcome to my community, hang around and get pleasures, mess around with forum, I should finish the bustard soon.

by Myanmar Mike

Sunday, September 24th, 2006
1:43 pm
[mg_world]
India, Bangalore
Даже если вы не живете в Индии и не собираетесь сюда приезжать, вам может быть интересно.... Откроем газету за 24 августа 2006 года:
45-летняя женщина сожгла себя на могиле мужа... обычай такой в индуизме, это называется «сати».
Еще в Ассаме убили 5 человек за подозрение в колдовстве.

В Патне 73-летний взял в жены 13-летнюю. Девочка утверждает что это по любви. Ее родители были против, но она пригрозила покончить жизнь самоубийством.

Свадьбы. Люди. Любовь в Индии бывает только в кино.... а в основном пишут брачные объявления - молодой красивый светлокожий выпускник Института менеджмента, менеджер в международной компании , зарплата 20.000 рупий в месяц , ищет девушку из приличной семьи, врача или инженера. Указывается каста и язык. За организацию свадьбы все платит девушка. Семья мужа ничего обычно не платит, тк муж должен по идее обеспечивать жену всю жизнь... А также невеста должна иметь приданное(трудно назвать точную цифру, бывает что дают квартиры, машины, 16 тыс. долларов очень маленькая цифра). К свадьбе девочку готовят с рождения, копят деньги...

подробности о Индии можно найти на моем сайте www.productivnost.narod.ru

Current Mood: artistic
Friday, August 25th, 2006
2:42 pm
[deansavatar]
Verification?
Hi All,

I was recently approached through a resume I posted to monster.com for a business opportunity by a certain Swedish finance company, specifically Finance Citadel. Basically, the way the gig works is that I would open a business here in the United States, along with a business bank account that they would have access to as a holding for international investments and would wire money into the account. Then, per their instruction I would be responsible for directing money to various investments, purchases, debts, etc. Naturally they want to do a background check on me and ask that I submit a photo for indentification and a utility bill for address verification, and sign an agreement.

My questions are these:

Is there any way that I can verify the legitimacy of this company?

Would anyone have any experience with this particular organization, or are aware of any scams of this nature?

Any insight would be of tremendous value to me, and I appreciate any feeedback and advice. Thank you!

~Dean
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
5:29 pm
[guly]
Could you please help!!!
good day, everyone!
i am doing a research about Tashkent and I need accurate info concerning the following: cost of living, average salary, main occupancies, state benefits (social insurance, etc.).
Could you please help me?
Please, provide the following info or give the names of the web pages where i can find it (i khow only English and Russian)

I will be very grateful for your help!!!
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
11:46 am
[leftvegdrunk]
A worthy podcast
If like me you get through the working day by listening to music or podcasts, and you have an interest in the affairs of the Asia Pacific region, then you may be interested in Connect Asia from Radio Australia. Asia Connect is a daily one hour show looking at news from the region and it's available as a podcast or via a daily MP3 download (two 25 minute files). Well worth a listen.
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
11:01 pm
[kaguyahime]
All the (Japanese) news that's fit to blog...
Hey y'all! I'm Kaguya Hime, and I just joined up with asiapacific tonight after seeing the promotion for it on asianstudies. I'm currently a Liberal Studies major with a Double Emphasis in Asian History and South Asian Ethnomusicology, and I'll be graduating with my BA in a matter of weeks! Incredible!

I just started a weekly feature on my own blog, called The Weekly Japanese News Round-Up. Its exactly what it sounds like; at the end of the week, I go through and collect the best stories from about eight different topics of news from Japan (business, politics, society, etc.). If anyone is interested, you can give the last Round-Up a look here, or I can even begin posting it in this community in addition to my own journal. Any thoughts?

Thanks for having me here; I'm looking forward to learning a lot!

Current Mood: nerdy
Monday, May 1st, 2006
7:24 pm
[rakehell]
I made a feed for BBC Asia-Pacific (bbcasiapacific) and IHT: ihtasia.

Please let me know of any other good feeds that are on lj or need to be put on lj.
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
7:29 pm
[rakehell]
Pape:

"From Lebanon, to Chechnya, to Sri Lanka, to Kashmir, to the West Bank, every suicide terrorism campaign since 1980 has had as its central objective to compel a democratic state to withdraw combat forces from territory that the terrorists prize....."

".....Suicide terrorism is an extreme form of a national liberation strategy. Nationalism, that is nationalist commitment to the territory that's at issue, is the core driving force, and of course, some nationalists are also religious. It doesn't mean that nationalism is always fundamentally opposed to religion, but it's terribly important to see that the key concept underneath suicide terrorism, the key driving factor, is a deep anger over the presence of foreign combat forces on territory that the terrorists prize greatly. Absent that core condition, we rarely see suicide terrorism."

"...What's interesting about this tactic is that we see it as a weapon of last resort. We don't see suicide terrorism often as the first choice of a terrorist group. Instead, we see it as the choice after many other things have failed. In fact, suicide terrorist groups are often large guerilla organizations with thousands and thousands of members who have tried ordinary guerilla tactics, or even ordinary terrorism, before resorting to suicide terrorism. And they're evolving from a very large group.

"....Before I did this research, I was expecting to see suicide terrorist groups looking a bit like the Branch Davidians -- that's David Koresh out in Waco, where David Koresh has forty-some followers who stayed at his feet for hours every single day, and he essentially brainwashed them. That's not what suicide terrorist organizations look like. They're very large, and in fact, the suicide terrorists themselves are typically walk-in volunteers and not long-time members of the group."

"..... It's important to recognize that, rightly or wrongly, democracies are viewed as soft, especially vulnerable to coercive punishment. Suicide terrorism is a strategy that's trying to exploit that vulnerability in two ways: First, because suicide terrorist attacks in a tactical sense kill more people on average than a non-suicide attack, because someone who actually uses his Mark II eyeball to steer a bomb in can simply have the bomb go off when there are ten, twelve, twenty people nearby. But secondarily, it produces a greater sense of fear in the target society, because target societies instinctively know that if there was one, two, or a group of suicide attackers willing to give their lives to kill them, there could be more, possibly many more."

".... it's not that suicide terrorism is so powerful it can cause democracies to abandon all interests. It can cause democracies to abandon moderate interests or minor interests, but probably not core interests of importance to the strategic vitality of the state as a whole."
7:08 pm
[rakehell]
MotherJones.com / Commentary / Columns

The Other Japanese Occupation
The expansive, prewar Imperial Japan bears some striking similarities to our own present government.

John Dower
April 27 , 2006

Introduction by Tom Engelhardt

On June 20, 2003, just over two months after Baghdad fell to American troops, at a time when the Bush administration was proudly comparing its "liberation" of Iraq to the U.S. occupations of Japan and Germany after World War II, I posted a piece, "The Other Japanese Occupation," by historian John Dower. (It appeared in print in the Nation magazine.) Dower offered one of the less noticed but eerier historical analogies in that triumphalist, "mission accomplished" period. He suggested that the Japanese moment to consider was not the post-war American occupation of Japan then in such currency, but the prewar Japanese imperial occupation of the Chinese province of Manchuria (renamed Manchukuo). That analogy, as he played it out, is, if anything, even eerier in April 2006 as the Bush imperial machine seems to be sputtering toward its prolonged end-game -- without, unlike imperial Japan, a Great Power enemy in sight. At a time when observers have begun to compare devolving Iraq to civil-war torn Lebanon in the 1980s, I thought -- while still traveling on the West Coast -- that I would repost Dower's remarkable piece from that distant moment (with my intro). It deserves the sort of attention now that it couldn't possibly get then.

From June 20, 2003:


John Dower is our preeminent historian of Japan as it emerged from World War II. His two books, War Without Mercy about the race hatreds and stereotypes that fuelled both sides as the war in the Pacific reached a fever pitch of slaughter and atrocity, and Embracing Defeat, his Pulitzer Prize winning history of the postwar occupation, should really be a boxed set. Some members of the Bush administration reputedly studied Dower's occupation book in the run-up to war and were eager to make the Iraq/Japan linkage. It seemed so flattering, back whenever that was. It seemed, in the mind's eye of our occupation bureaucrats, to reflect so well on us -- two brutalized countries, whose people were to be liberated from brutal fallen regimes and offered the glories of democracy. But that seems long ago now, doesn't it?

In his piece below, Dower, a thoughtful, careful historian and a man who should know his occupation analogies, makes another kind of linkage – not postwar Japan/postwar Iraq but expansive, prewar Imperial Japan/the present government of the United States. The real distance between August 1945 and May 2003 turns out not to be between defeated Japan and defeated Iraq, but between victorious America and victorious America. I know of no better or more provocative piece for locating us in our present world. Tom


The Other Japanese Occupation
By John W. Dower

As we enter a dramatically altered world, both internationally and domestically, it is only natural that we look to history for bearings, points of comparison, glimmerings of the familiar.Read more...Collapse )
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
6:20 pm
[rakehell]
"China, as is well known, possessed so deep and abiding a sense of cultural superiority, so strong a tradition of needing to learn nothing from the outside, that it was unable to adjust. It was so slow to see that it needed more than to learn a few material techniques to survive in the new globalized world that, in the end, its traditional system collapsed entirely."

--IHT
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