Sunday, July 29, 2007

Alvinisms 331

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

-Abraham Lincoln

Did you know: Fifteen people are known to have been crushed to death tilting drinks machines towards them in the hope of a free can of soda.

Thought of the day: I just felt like putting up another oldie but goodie story that I thought was worth a good read and reflection.

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 were a series of demonstrations led by students, intellectuals, and labor activists in the People's Republic of China (PRC) between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989. While the protests lacked a unified cause or leadership, participants were generally critical of the ruling Chinese Communist Party and voiced complaints ranging from minor criticisms to calls for full-fledged democracy and the establishment of broader freedoms. The demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, but large-scale protests also occurred in cities throughout China, including Shanghai, which stayed peaceful throughout the protests. In Beijing, the resulting military crackdown on the protesters by the PRC government left many civilians dead or injured. The toll ranges from 200–300 (PRC government figures), to 400–800 by The New York Times, and to 2,000–3,000 (Chinese student associations and Chinese Red Cross).

Following the violence, the government conducted widespread arrests to suppress protestors and their supporters, cracked down on other protests around China, banned the foreign press from the country and strictly controlled coverage of the events in the PRC press. Members of the Party who had publicly sympathized with the protesters were purged, with several high-ranking members placed under house arrest, such as General Secretary Zhao Ziyang. The violent suppression of the Tiananmen Square protest caused widespread international condemnation of the PRC government.[1]

-Alvinism of the Wildboyz

-One week!

If you have a spare $66,000, you can buy this giant Swarovski Hello Kitty for you know when you...or sometimes you need...or every now and then you...actually its completely pointless.

Or is this more pointless. Why make a cat look a like another cat? Even a hello kitty cat. At least in Tijuana they make a donkey look like a completely different animal. The Zebra.

The greatest animal to ever live. The Tijuana Zonkey.

Cool or not cool.

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