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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gun debate a window into the US soul

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... prices. It's counterintuitive and difficult for outsiders to understand, but Barack Obama's two-term presidency - with his leaning towards tougher gun control - has helped create a gun investment bubble. The Newtown killing, unlike previous campus shootings, involved very young children and turned public sentiment. As gun control looked more likely, people rushed to buy guns before ...

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    After latest gun massacre in US, who will stop this beast on the loose?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... compel a nation to make it as difficult as possible for anyone or anything to get its hands on semi-automatic rifles and handguns. Not because this would be "gun control", but just good ... oppose "gun control", of the danger of becoming that which enthralls it most. Alex Lo is on leave ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Mixing powerful with the vulnerable, as at Hunan Gymnastics School, seems an invitation to evil

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... who nominally have control and supervision over them. We have seen that with the sexual and physical abuse of children by Catholic priests in Ireland and elsewhere over decades. We now know ... questioned the delay in releasing the news and whether what has been disclosed is just the tip of an iceberg. Under the mainland's harsh training system, trainers have almost total control over ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Colonial revisionism based on fantasy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by Alex Lo

    ... missed colonial rule and waved the colonial flag. I am afraid he jumped the gun, considering those who do so in protests nowadays are mostly young people who were either children or babies during ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement may take on shades of Taiwan protest

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... tower to think they can control their protest movement when it goes live. I don't question the two men's sincerity. I just wish they lived in the real world. Since their beef is with the government, perhaps they should "occupy Admiralty" and the government headquarters instead of inconveniencing the public in Central. There is no way they can control the movement and all its ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's government subsidises those who need it least

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... against future structural deficits from out-of-control spending on education, welfare and healthcare. Here's a man who never deviates from singing the same tune. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vladimir Putin's strongman tactics make Barack Obama look weak

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:57am by Hari Kumar

    ... of Russians who live in Crimea, it is not too hard to figure out Putin's main concern is losing absolute control of Russia's key naval base there. Though its lease is valid until 2042, ...

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    Why Jenny Ng and Li Wei-ling make unconvincing heroes of press freedom

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:44am by Alex Lo

    ... But it's absurd for a hired gun to complain her client didn't follow her report and misquoted it. Like Li, Ng may have an exaggerated sense of self-importance. But consultants are consultants, ...

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    Robert Chung's Hong Kong polls show pan-democrats are as unpopular as Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by Alex Lo

    ... on the pollster for manipulating the public. First, it's a bit rich for a guy who advises a state that controls and monitors most of the mainland media outlets to accuse someone of public opinion ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Town Planning Board decision on PLA harbourfront site is highly flawed

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by Alex Lo

    ... for public use", it's now under garrison rule, outside of Hong Kong jurisdiction. Well done, board members. Does the PLA now control the area even during periods when it is open ...




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