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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:26 AM
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'Eighty killed' in Tibetan unrest

Chinese troops were out in force in Lhasa on Sunday
At least 80 people have been killed in unrest following protests by Tibetans against Chinese rule, the Tibetan government in exile says.
Indian-based officials said the figure was confirmed by several sources, even though China put the death toll at 10.

The Dalai Lama called for an international inquiry into China's crackdown, accusing it of a "rule of terror" and "cultural genocide".

Chinese troops were out in force in Lhasa, Tibet's main city, on Sunday.

Hong Kong Cable TV reported that about 200 military vehicles, each carrying 40 to 60 armed soldiers, had driven into the city.


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Please read the entire story here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7299212.stm

The destruction of Tibetan culture continues unabated with barely any attention paid to it. Tragic.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:30 AM
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1. Nearly every store and business in Tibet has been burned or
windows broken. Some reports have the death toll over 100. The Chinese have the towns on lock down, with armed guards and tanks patrolling the streets. All the while, the "official" Chinese "news" says the Tibetens are the ones killing innocents.

This is exactly why the Olympics should be boycotted.

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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:32 AM
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2. Yes.
And it won't be. No one give a damn about Tibet.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:43 AM
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3. No one? You forgot to count me, cali
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 09:06 AM by SpiralHawk
Tibet is considered to be the place of the yang pole to the yin pole (Black Mesa) that lies here on Turtle Island within the Four Sacred Mountains of the Southwest.

When the yang pole is off balance because of greed, anger, hate and fear and violence, and the traditional keepers are assasinated and repressed, the yin pole also wobbles in profound distress, it's sacred uranium being gouged out of the Earth's breast and then used to make a vast number of nuclear WMDs and create poisonous, mutant waste that will last 10,000 years.

In a way, at least if one regards this situation through the Doctrine of Correspondence, this imbalance at the metaphysical yin-yang poles mirrors the imbalance and distress between men and women.

So for me - loving this land and this earth and striving to be in right relationship with its people and all its plant and animal creatures -- the caring for the people and land of Tibet is strong.

A snippet from the Internets -

A POLE APART FROM TIBET:



"Black Mesa is one of those places that can cause a person to think the world is upside down, for it embodies a diabolical loop of destruction."

http://www.8thfire.net/Day_177.html



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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:59 AM
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4. I didn't mean individuals
I meant a more general perception. And look how this thread is sinking. Thanks for your interesting post, though.

:hi:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 09:03 AM
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5. I see. Well, here's my yang anti-sink solution
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MaryCeleste Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:18 PM
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6. Wasn't Black Mesa where the aliens first invaded?
oops, that was one of my kids FPS video games.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 08:56 AM
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8. Have you ever been out there?
Have you ever felt what you can feel when you stand on the Earth there?
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MaryCeleste Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:30 AM
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9. Yes I have, as recently as last summer
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:21 PM
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7. This is horrible
There needs to be a lot more international pressure on this.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:32 PM
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10. kick
for a very tragic and important issue
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