Chinese military sets course to expand global reach as ‘national interests’ grow


BEIJING — China said Tuesday that it plans to extend its global military reach to safeguard its economic interests, while defending its territorial claims at sea against “provocative actions” by neighbors and “meddling” by the United States.A policy document setting … Continue reading Chinese military sets course to expand global reach as ‘national interests’ grow

Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance


For an international fugitive hiding out in Russia from American espionage charges, Edward J. Snowden gets around. May has been another month of virtual globe-hopping for Mr. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, with video appearances so far at Princeton and in a “distinguished speakers” series at Stanford and at conferences in Norway and Australia. Before the month is out, he is scheduled to speak by video to audiences in Italy, and also in Ecuador, where there will be a screening of “Citizenfour,” the Oscar-winning documentary about him. But there have been far more consequential victories for Mr. Snowden’s … Continue reading Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance

Success or Failure: Which is More Destructive?


Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:
Feeding America – Map the Meal Gap – Food Insecurity in Your County [Click on link below to view Interactive Map] Source: Feeding America Success or failure: which is more destructive? This is a question raised by Lao-tzu in the Tao Te Ching, simply translated as The Book of the Way. For a society that views success as a goal in life, such a question seems ridiculous. Coming from the Ancient Chinese philosopher, it’s a question that merits consideration. Like me, I’m sure you’ve have your share of failure along this journey of… Continue reading Success or Failure: Which is More Destructive?

Russian trawler sinks with 54 dead


A Russian trawler has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula, with 54 sailors so far confirmed dead. Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia, according to officials in Russia’s Far East, but 15 are reported missing. The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank. Seventy-eight of those on board were Russian and 42 were from Myanmar. The remainder were from Vanuatu, Latvia and Ukraine. The Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement, at around 06:30 local time (20:30 GMT Wednesday). The captain was reported … Continue reading Russian trawler sinks with 54 dead