China in the News: January 22, 2021

China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials China sanctions Pompeo, O’Brien, Azar and other Trump administration officials after Biden inauguration Pompeo tweets countdown until 2024 presidential election Analysis: Biden faces a more confident China after US chaos Newly installed… Read More ›

China in the News: January 21, 2021

China sanctions Pompeo and other Trump administration officials China imposes sanctions on Pompeo, Trump officials for violating ‘sovereignty’ China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials China hits Trump officials with sanctions on their way out Gen. Keane: Biden, Trump… Read More ›

China in the News: January 10, 2021

Twitter takes down China’s “baby-making machines” tweet on Uighur women Twitter: ‘Dehumanizing’ Chinese Embassy tweet about Uighurs blocked – Business Insider No clear turning point yet in Hebei’s COVID-19 wave Beijing raises guard as COVID-19 cases rise in Hebei province… Read More ›

China in the News: January 4, 2021

‘Growing body of evidence’ shows COVID-19 leaked from Chinese lab: US official COVID-19 Testing Lab in Monterey Adds Machine, Streamlines to Convey Quicker Results Covid: Wuhan scientist would ‘welcome’ visit probing lab leak theory China-EU investment deal: who’s the real… Read More ›

China in the News: January 2, 2021

  All the latest Chinese news headlines from around the world. Scoop: Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intel on Chinese bounties Jobs, Houses and Cows: China’s Costly Drive to Erase Extreme Poverty China senior diplomat says U.S. relations at ‘new crossroads’C… Read More ›

John Cleese On Security

How we Brits Cope with Terrorism. Reposted from: “John Cleese On Security” at This Day – One Day The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed”… Read More ›

Motorbike Repairs

This was supposedly printed in a Florida newspaper.  It tells the story of a man, his motorcycle, an exploding toilet, and the need for good medical insurance. A man was working on his motorcycle on his patio and his wife… Read More ›

Murphy’s Law

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” is commonly known as Murphy’s Law.  The fact that Murphy was actually an aero-space engineer, who worked on safety-critical systems, may be cause for some concern. Major Edward Aloysius Murphy’s original statement… Read More ›

Origins Of Bonza

Bonza is an uniquely Australian word, meaning excellent, attractive, pleasing, remarkable or wonderful.  For an Australian to call something bonza is considered high praise indeed, but where does the word come from? It seems to have entered use around 1900-1905. … Read More ›