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Arrested Bloggers

Vietnam arrests blogger for ‘law-violating’ activities

nguyen-quang-lapThis is a file photo of blogger and writer Nguyen Quang Lap who was arrested Saturday 

Nguyen Quang Lap, an award-winning Vietnamese writer and native to the north-central province of Quang Binh, ran the popular Que Choa (Dad’s Homeland) blog.

He had graduated from the University of Hanoi, as a radio engineer. But he choose to pursue a writing literature career. He was the scriptwriter of a number of Vietnamese movies that won both international and local prizes.He also has the pseudonym Hong Japan, Hong Duc Quang Quang.

Nguyen Quang Lap join the army from 1980 – 1985, the army air defense missile Air Force, stationed in Cai Bau Island (Quang Ninh), then moved to Da Nang, Quang Nam.

Some of his early works were written during this period. He always defined his audience aged 25 years and older and with a high education who watch his movies for brooding and reflection rather than just pure entertainment.

Nguyen Quang Lap, 58, was taken into custody on Saturday 7th Decfor “law-violating” activities. as police combed his house in District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on the same day.

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Nguyen Quang Lap wife, Mrs. Ho Thi Hong, said that her husband was caught by police while he was paralyzed and needed treatment. Further she said to have been told that the investigations against her husband may take up to 3 years. She and his brother said police had accused him of publishing articles that went against the authorities. For publishing criticism of the Communist government on his blog.

HCMC police are launching further probes into his “law-violating” activities to deal with bloggers in accordance with the law, a statement said without elaborating.

On November 29, the HCMC police said they had detained blogger Hong Le Tho, 65, who ran the Nguoi Lot Gach (Brick Layer) blog, for posting “bad and distorted content” about the state, discrediting the state and undermining the public confidence in it.

Unlike many bloggers detained in the past, Mr Lap is part of the mainstream of Vietnamese literature, regularly appearing on state media and winning state-backed prizes.

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The Communist party maintains close control over Vietnam’s media

His blog is accused to serve as a platform where he and his friends express sometimes critical views about Vietnam.

The one-party state is often criticized by rights groups for its intolerance of dissent.

Protests are rare in Vietnam and the mainstream media are state-run and heavily regulated.

However, the internet has emerged as a forum for criticizing the authorities.

The press freedom group,
Reporters without Borders,
says Vietnam has 34 bloggers in prison.

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http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-arrests-blogger-for-lawviolating-activities-34969.html

http://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyễn_Quang_Lập

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30360665

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extreme stories

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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an office xmas party can be a most beautiful encounter – a Swiss on-line news site asked their readers to tell their extreme strories during that event

” Was am Weihnachtsessen passiert, bleibt am Weihnachtsessen? Nicht bei den 20-Minuten-Lesern: Sie erzählen ihre peinlichsten Erlebnisse von der Firmenfeier.

what happened during the office xmas party stays at the xmas party ? not with our readers: they tell their most embarrassing moments ”

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here some translated exerpts

after the party we were dancing. unfortunately afterwards I had something with a collegue. now there is no end to this story

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in my 4th apprentice year a coworker filled me up badly with alcohol. I had to vomit into the umbrella stand because the toilett was busy. Since then they changed my name to ‘spewman’

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the next morning after a merry xmas party I woke up next to my boss. it was terrific. now we are a couple

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the boss was that drunk that he imagined to be an exotic dancer. the coordinator turned up the music extremly loud so that the police had to come. I’m looking forward to this year’s party

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http://www.20min.ch/community/stories/story/-Ich-musste-in-den-Schirmstaender-kotzen–22994559

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An Extreme Tale

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Calamity on Flight VN242

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This day was never a good day for Kym cuc. Breakfast had started alright, the tea was strong and fragrant, the buffet had catered all her favorite dishes and the short flirts with a businessman at her table as well as with the concierge left her self-confident and trusting Quan Yin to be on her side.

Today Kym cuc was going to acquire a painting. She had flown into Hong Kong from Hanoi the night before for that sole purpose. An oil on canvas by Le Pho, a country-man of hers. It was a unique painting.

Kym cuc possessed quite an art collection. Some she had inherited from her father and lately she had ventured into securing a few impressive works with a safe collectors potential. She had learned enough to know what to look for. And this painting had caught her eye.

The original had been bought by a governor of Tonkin, a French colonial province in northern Vietnam in 1937 and was titled “View From the Hilltop”. From Hanoi it was shipped to Paris and eventually to Oslo where the Frenchman’s grandson Patrick Lorenzi, the owner, is based.

Today this painting was up for auction at Christie’s Hong Kong and Kym cuc estimated it might go for around 4 mio HK dollars, considering the last Vietnamese auction record a year ago was 3.03 mio HK$. It was not her usual purchase for investment. She loved this painting. It pleased her emotionally.

It sold for HK$6.52 million ($840,000). Kym cuc was near tears when the price was rising and rising and she was unable to bid any higher.

Now she sat in a window seat in the late afternoon flight VN242 from Hong Kong back to Hanoi. The two seats beside her were empty and she never would have guessed that her day could get worse.

Just before the plane would get ready for departure, a couple arrived in a hurry, shoved luggage in the overhead lockers and settled into the seats next to Kym cuc. She had been annoyed and had been looking out the window, grumbling, but when she finally gave a glance to her neighbors-in-flight, she couldn’t help herself to lose control immediately and started yelling at the man next to her.

“No way will you sit next to me with that woman on your side! Go! Get out of here. Go! Sit somewhere else.”

The man obviously very embarrassed tried to calm her. But Kym cuc was like a wild bull buffalo. “No way! If you don’t go then let me out of here. I will not sit next to you and that woman.”

Anh dung still tried his best to save the explosive situation and asked Kym cuc to sit quietly and not to make a scene. At that Kym cuc addressed the woman next to Anh dung “You stole him from me. Give me my peace and leave me alone. Let me out of here”. When Doan vien also tried to calm her, Kym cuc reached over to Doan vien to push her to get up so she could get out from her caged-in seat. Doan vien shrieked at that and hit Kym cuc in the face and reached for her stiletto which Kym cuc managed to grab and started hacking into Anh dung screaming “Let me out! Let me out!”. Doan vien had managed to unbuckle herself again to get up from her seat and viciously started kicking Anh dung: “You never told me about this tramp. Who is she? How dare you!”

A stewardess and a group of other passengers were not able to help and were glad to give way when airport security arrived to escort the trio and their hand-luggage back into the terminal.

Finally back home Kym cuc was still furious. Vietnam Airline had fined her and Doan vien each VND 7.5 million ($350) and let Anh dung off the hook. They argued, while Kym cuc and Doan vien were still yelling, Anh dung was innocent, tried to keep the peace and was himself attacked by the two women.

Innocent! Yeah right!

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Tina in Love

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we are popular enough to be eaten by those who walk and breath on land we surely don’t need to linger around them. we wouldn’t if it was not for Tina.

Tina is different to all of us, but that does not mean we do not like her as any of us others. but Tina ….., see, all our names is Tuna, Southern Bluefin Tuna to be exact, but her would like to be called Tina.

she thinks she is a mermaid.

we all love a good feed of a variety of marine animals. Tina has it in her mind to catch a marine biologist. she thinks they are the greatest thing in and around the water.

there is one in particular, who seems to chase her a lot. he might have noticed something odd about Tina so Tina imagines he is in love with her as she is in love with him. i don’t think so.

well, ok, she is a bit different. usually any of us endures around a 10 degree higher water temperature than our normal range of approximately 18 degree. Tina can do more. she can endure up to 30 to 35 degree. that gives her the ability to stay longer near by the land. and she does. i think that is why that marine biologist is interested in her. i don’t think he recognized her as being a mermaid. even if he would, he wouldn’t like her fishy breath.

Tina however is convinced he is mad about her for her beauty. yes, she is a bit different to us. her odd range of temperature gives her also the ability to dive deeper and deeper into the ocean which she does a lot. she proves to us that her scales are so shiny because she is not as dark as some of us who happened to be exposed longer to the Great Australian Bright. just as well. i think the reason this marine biologist has not caught her yet is because of her vanity. after flirting with him she always escapes to bathe again and extensively in the dark.

if we are not waiting for Tina to return from her marine biologist then we wait for Tina to return from the dark. it puts us at risk when we have to wait for Tina. as it is, those men get about 20’000 of us a year. we are at the brink of extinction.

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mother said NO

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dear diary

was late for the school buss. had to walk through town to get home.

saw a time maschine at the jeweller’s. a watch. the jeweller said i can buy it on lay-by and he will keep it untill i payed it off. So cool.

worked it out. can pay back in no time from the money i get working at domino’s twice a week after school. was very ecsited.

told mom about it. i would only do a few years into the future. like only 15 years. i can’t stand the idea of doing the exams next year. also have heard bad news about uni. i’m terrified of having sex for the first time (all friends already done it). and giving birth – no thanks. i’d rather have divorce behind me and the kids on there way. i can’t wait to be adult so i can do what i want.

mom said NO. explayned her about the only 15 years etc. etc. but she said NO!

had to tell the jeweller. i hate it, i hate it, i hate it.

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daily prompt “one way street”

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why not have it all

Next in Line

Given the choice, would you rather be heir to the throne, or the (probably) off-the-hook sibling?

 

its not so much a question of whether i would like to be heir to the throne – that chance was taken care by the communists. no more such thing. painful to see all our gold and marveling tourists in St Petersburg plastered with foreign goods.

the question is, or rather was, why did he stay heir to the throne. he was not suited to it. he was way too extravagant with his refined and exotic taste to fulfill the daily duties whereas his younger brother was perfect in the role. the main reason for staying was his culture minded mother, the dragon.

 

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she would not lose face at home, nor in the business world nor at the black jack table. everybody knew who her first born was. and it wasn’t the attentive one, who served her well. no, it was the flamboyant one living in the fast lane, always spending too much money, always driving revved up cars, wearing new omegas and smoking romeo y julieta on special occasions.

 

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the dragon seemed not to care. although she had to be seen with this twist in the family, at least she had two sons at her demand. but she was determined not to be caught losing the traditional games. never mind their constant arguments and swearing, what is the well being of anybody worth compared to the tradition that she had to reinforce. that was her duty.

the little spare time he had he spent with me. he loved me. and she hated me.

he was in a terrible mess. he developed every trick on earth to sabotage the dragon. he turned into a brainless blob under her demands yet worked hard at keeping the appearance. wasn’t too bad to receive homage from the bystanders even if it was pretended. they had to pretend. that was their duty.

so he managed to keep things in their boxes. i guess he deserves his throne. but i called him a coward and left.

 

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