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I haven’t blogged in a long time, but since Google+ doesn’t seem to have too wide an audience, maybe I’ll write more stuff here.

I went to Taiwan a few weeks ago and was surprised, once again, how un-Chinese it is in so many ways.  I’ve been reading some more stuff about Asia and politics in general (recommend “The Dictator’s Handbook”, if you have a chance) and started thinking more about the crazy and often times illogical approach the US has taken towards China, and specifically the Republic of China (ROC).  I wanted to lay out the history as I see it.  I’ll do it in 3 posts, 1 about the mainland days of the ROC, 1 for Taiwan days of the ROC, and 1 for recommendations on how both the US and Taiwan can improve their relations.  Yes, I’m a complete nerd.

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The interwebs are abuzz with a recently published report that alleges CIA agents, among other things, knowingly tortured suspected terrorists, contracted torture out to private contractors (like Blackwater/Xe),  and generally abused every statue in the Geneva Convention.  More recently, it’s been announced that Attorney General Eric Holder will be pursuing possible criminal investigation and indictment of suspected torturers (read here).  In no way do I condone torture, but this is a terrible idea.

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