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LeDaro: North Korea Puts Army on ‘Quasi State of War

This sounds very scary because if there is a war between North and South Korea it will spread if countries like U.S. and Russia get involved.

LeDaro: North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire

This guy is crazy and a threat to world peace.

Kim Jong Un

Fire exchange

More than 100 North Korean shells out of 500 or so fired landed in South Korean waters, prompting marines from the South to fire back with more than 300 rounds in the North’s waters, defense officials in Seoul said.

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OpenMedia.ca: BoingBoing: Recent Canada-South Korea trade agreement respects domestic copyright rules

We’ve all heard about how powerful U.S. lobbyists are trying to ram through extreme Internet censorship rules in the TPP. They’re piling on the pressure and holding smaller countries hostage to their demands. But here’s proof that trade deals just don’t need to be this way.

Article by Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing

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LeDaro: Harper’s South Korea Trip

 I am not against free trade per se, it has its benefits in expanding markets and bringing our world together. When people are trading with each other and making money, they are much less likely to wage war on each other. However, we should not uncritically accept free trade deals. We must be cognizant . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Harper’s South Korea Trip

Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

In a previous post we looked at Seoul’s experience with a free market led surface transit “system.”  Seoul has several other important lessons to teach Toronto though.  From that excellent paper I was citing:Removing car lanes and dedicating … . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

In a previous post we looked at Seoul’s experience with a free market led surface transit “system.”  Seoul has several other important lessons to teach Toronto though.  From that excellent paper I was citing:

Removing car lanes and dedicating them to transit can speed up everyone’s commute:

In Seoul’s case this was done with . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Former Rob Ford chief of Staff Mark Towhey gained some notoriety in the 2010 mayor’s race for a blog post he wrote prior to joining Ford’s team where he advocated the city simply shut down the TTC and sell off whatever assets that anyone wants to buy.&… . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Former Rob Ford chief of Staff Mark Towhey gained some notoriety in the 2010 mayor’s race for a blog post he wrote prior to joining Ford’s team where he advocated the city simply shut down the TTC and sell off whatever assets that anyone wants to buy.  For anyone familiar with internet libertarians, it is . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Dead Wild Roses: The Beautiful Bridge of Life

A couple nights ago I was wading about the web, waiting for sleepiness to find me when I came across this video. It exhibits the most beautiful project I’ve seen to in a very long time.

On the surface, it is a colossal exercise of empathy and caring for those in desperate need of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Beautiful Bridge of Life

LeDaro: Kim Jong Un Threats for Nuclear War

Is Kim Jong Un crazy or what? If he attacks South Korea or U.S hell may broke loose. Despite U.S’s problems (which are too many) it has nuclear capabilities that it can destroy North Korea 100 times over. Then imagine China and Russia getting involved,it will be a disaster of the proportion that the world . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Kim Jong Un Threats for Nuclear War

Canadian Progressive World: London Olympics 2012: What the racist Swiss soccer player said

By now, most of you are aware that a second athlete from Europe has been ejected from the London Olympics for racism. Swill soccer player Michel Morganella got the boot yesterday for posting a racist message on Twitter insulting South Koreans after his team lost 2-1 to South Korea.

But most of the mainstream media . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: London Olympics 2012: What the racist Swiss soccer player said

gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert

How foolish for the South Korea Media Rating Board to ban under-18s from Lady Gaga’s “The Born This Way Ball” concert tour that starts in Seoul on April 27. Does the board actually believe that the under-18s are going to witness anything that they haven’t already seen on television or the Internet? So . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert

gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert

How foolish for the South Korea Media Rating Board to ban under-18s from Lady Gaga’s “The Born This Way Ball” concert tour that starts in Seoul on April 27. Does the board actually believe that the under-18s are going to witness anything that they hav… . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert