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Report loststar 2016-3-31 23:11
How are you
Report 打听幸福的下落 2014-1-17 16:25
hello  guys
Report lau_guan_kim 2013-10-26 20:31
Hi expatter!

This is just say hello to you.

How are you getting on?

Report loststar 2013-8-30 16:52
Report jarryxzs 2013-4-7 11:54
Report jarryxzs 2013-4-7 11:53
Report gooddog 2013-1-29 02:51
Here something may interest you to put on the Forum, this article showed on CBC TV News in Canada. The Invisible War is a groundbreaking Oscar-nominated investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem. Today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.

Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It also features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.

Ariana Klay in uniform
At the core of the film are often heart-rending interviews with the rape survivors themselves—people like Kori Cioca, who was beaten and raped by her supervisor in the U.S. Coast Guard; Ariana Klay, a Marine who served in Iraq before being raped by a senior officer and his friend, then threatened with death; and Trina McDonald who was drugged and raped repeatedly by military policemen on her remote Naval station in Alaska.

And while rape victims in the civilian world can turn to an impartial police force and judicial system for justice, rape victims in the military must turn to their commanders. Many women find themselves forced to choose between speaking up and keeping their careers. Little wonder that only 8% of military sexual assault cases are prosecuted.

Since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, the film has circulated through the highest levels of the Pentagon and the administration. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta watched the film and  two days later, directed military commanders to hand over all sexual assault investigations to a higher-ranking colonel. Panetta also announced that each branch of the armed forces would establish a Special Victims Unit. While these are promising first steps, much more needs to be done.  The Invisible War is a call for civilian and military leadership to listen. And to act.

Directed & written by Oscar and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Fait).
Report warrigal 2013-1-18 00:05
no wucken furries mate, I consider myself an Earthling, the rest is BS. Fond regards, malcolm
Report zglobal 2012-8-25 18:19
expatter: Hi Z .........

I am still trying to get to the bottom of why seneca said I had back-stabbed you and I would like to prove him wrong .........

Hey mate,
Nice to hear from you...
Sorry for the late reply. I've been traveling now for 2 months and currently in India.
Don't worry about it mate, I'm not sure and it's no problem at all for me.
I've had quite a few emails with seneca who used to be my arch enemy.
Away from C  D he's actually a nice bloke.
In fact I find it's more fun chatting with people like real madness offline and away from the madness of C  D.
The whole C D thing was just taking too much time for me and making me pretty negative.
Right now I'm very concerned about the Chinese economy which I have watched for many years.
I remember people attacking me two years ago over my concerns for the Chinese economy.
I now think it's much worse than even I imagined. The government in my opinion is supplying cooked figures.
Maybe cooked by the SOE's or local governments but the real story is much worse than I thought
A few of us are chatting on Skype. Be interested in your views on the economy which I see as the biggest threat to Chinese social harmony since the TN episode.

kind regards,
Report SMITHI 2012-7-31 17:37
expatter: Hi  …………

I did a character summation of Seneca in the thread ………….

Talk to China Daily  >  Another Day in the Life of Another Laowai  > Post ...
yes of course i'm interested , i go there now .........:handshake
Report shameless 2012-4-10 15:42
bloody shame you f'd   off.
you got so deeply in to it that you surrender is negatie...
Report alicebrooke 2012-2-11 20:52
Oi ! You. Wake up and attend to these matters.
Report freetofly 2012-2-11 10:35
Thank for accepting me as your friend!
Report expatter 2012-1-21 19:31
Some don't  ........     
Report Hmoonhistorian 2012-1-21 19:27
I can laugh at all your posts
Report 1584austin 2012-1-13 06:22
I hope Voice laughs at my Avatar for today, or I might be joining Kbay on Aberdeen beach for a week
Report scrotymcbugerba 2012-1-4 17:31
hello are still there?
Report wowzers 2011-11-25 10:39
expatter: Thank you for your message.  There is no reason why people who hold opposite opinions cannot discuss some things in a rational manner.  Let us see how ...
No worries. It was just a simple gesture in the spirit of the new forum. See ya around.
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