Malaysian Muslims are set to burn Bibles January 27th. I was ready to get upset about this until I read that they want to burn Bibles that refer to God as “Allah.” The Christian God and Allah are two separate entities. They are not the same unless you’re hawking the wares of Chrislam. Anyone saying [...]
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January 25, 2013
January 18, 2013
The Philstar says sources tell them that USS Guardian is taking on water and sinking. Most of the crew has been evacuated. USS Guardian is sinking in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Marine Park, one of the Philippines World Heritage Sites. The vessel ran aground Thursday. The Philstar says all crew have been evacuated and are demanding [...]
August 31, 2012
A strong 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines this morning triggering tsunami warnings across Asia. I’m still trying to contact family members there. Does anyone know if tremors in Manila were strong?
May 15, 2012
The US fast attack submarine USS North Carolina surfaced in Subic Bay this weekend amidst tensions between the Southeast Asia ally and China. The picture shown right is the commissioning of SSN 777, USS North Carolina, in May 2008.
February 4, 2012
The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group has threatened to kill its Dutch, Swiss, snd Australian hostages. More at philStar
January 6, 2011
Boracay, Philippines is considering a public sex ban after some whites were seen engaging in sex acts. I applaud Boracay officials for working to bring about some public morality. I was there recently and didn’t observe anything, but it really did appear to be a place for booze and sex. Good move for Boracay.
December 20, 2010
My tour of Asia is going well except for picking up the Hong Kong funk in HK. Lots of head/chest congestion and coughing. I’ve already visited Taipei. While there I saw a large Falun Gong protest, saw some placards showing torture victims, very sad. I wonder why China considers Falun Gong such a threat? Hong [...]
April 6, 2010
A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Indonesia. The earthquake was centered at 2.236°N, 97.046°E in the Banyak Islands. The hypocentral depth of the earthquake was 28.6 miles.
September 30, 2009
A magnitude 7.9 earthqauke has rocked Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake was centered at 0.797°S, 99.925°E which is about 30 miles from Padang. Its hypocentral depth was set at 52.8 miles. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a tsunami watch for Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and India.
March 24, 2009
The Telegraph is reporting that Spider-Man has rescued an autistic boy from a third-floor ledge! Spiderman, Spiderman Friendly neighborhood Spiderman Wealth and fame He’s ignored Action is his reward. …