So far there has been no news about Chinese nuclear
submarine cruising near the US. There has been official confirmation from China that
a Chinese nuclear submarine operated in the Indian Ocean for
a short period of time.
US nuclear submarine commander Benjamin Person
(transliteration from Chinese) recently laughed at China, saying that Chinese
nuclear submarines had never been active near the United States.
He is happy that his nuclear submarine has been active in the seas near China
for a long time.
This qianzhan.com article comments
on Person’s words, saying that China obviously lags behind the US, but it has been
making great efforts to catch up. China has established a coastal
anti-submarine network and improved and upgraded the equipment of its
anti-submarine aircraft and warships.
A submarine race is in
the making. The U.S. has announced its new generation Ohio class
submarines to address new threats from Russia and China.
The US Navy has expressed its
concerns about the rapidly expanding submarine fleet of Russia and
China while defending the new submarine push of U.S.A.
Vice Adm. Michael
Connor, the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Submarine
Force commander, notes that the fast-paced development of ballistic
missile submarine by Russia and China's will require a matching deployment of
U.S. submarine fleet, reported Fox News.
ONI noted that China's
plan to include the Jin-class ballistic nuclear submarines was a force
multiplier, and the deterrent patrols will start soon.
deployment of the Jin SSBN would enhance China's at-sea-second-strike nuclear
capability, said the report.
According to the
report China now possesses 5 Nuclear attack submarines; 4 Nuclear ballistic
missile submarines and 53 Diesel attack submarines.
Such efforts will soon effectively deter the
activities of US nuclear submarines in the East China Sea but
not the South China Sea as the latter is vast in area and complicated under
However China’s reclamation in key areas in the
South China Sea will enable China to set up naval and air bases for
anti-submarine aircrafts and warships to contain US nuclear submarines.
The article says that when China’s new nuclear
submarines have been commissioned and communication technology improved,
Chinese nuclear submarines will be able to operate near the US.
China has to make hard efforts to obtain the
capabilities of fighting its enemy far away from its coasts to avoid damages to
its homeland. That is the common views of Chinese generals.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back
Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his
sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said.
The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a
day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from
all team activities after he was taken into custody at the Cardinals' practice
facility and headquarters in Tempe.
He spent a night in jail and made a brief
court appearance before being released on bail early Thursday.
The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its
commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters
involving some of the league's marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian
Peterson and Greg Hardy.
The NFL has said the Dwyer case will be reviewed
under the league's personal-conduct policy.
Dwyer was arrested recently for investigation in two
altercations that occurred at his Phoenix residence, just days before the
Cardinals reported to training camp.
His wife left the state after the
incidents, but came forward a week ago after Dwyer apparently sent suicidal
text messages including a photo of a knife.
In the first encounter, police say Dwyer attempted
to kiss and undress his wife, but she refused. Someone who heard the argument
reported the assault to police, who showed up at the apartment but did not make
Dwyer hid in a bathroom and the wife said she hadn't been assaulted
and denied he was in the home because the running back threatened to kill
himself in front of her and their child if she told police about the assault,
The next day, Dwyer punched his wife with a closed
fist on the left side of her face, according to police. He also punched walls
and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who was not injured, police said.
As his wife tried to call police, Dwyer grabbed her
cellphone and threw it down from the home's second story. Witnesses told police
that Dwyer's wife said, "I'm calling the police" as she held her
swollen face and clutched her son.
Dwyer acknowledged hiding in the bathroom when
police responded to the first argument and sending a photo of a knife with
Dwyer denied committing an assault, though he acknowledged
that he punched walls in his home, threw a phone and that his wife bit his lip
during the disputes, according to the police report.
this type of aggressive bullying that wins football games and why fans buy
tickets and why sponsors advertise and why the media broadcasts these gladiator
type games in the first place.
Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion
trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people
realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows.
integrations, more commonly known as hair extensions (rarely referred
to as a hair hat), add length and/or fullness to human hair.
Hair extensions are
methods of lengthening one's hair by incorporating artificial hair or natural
hair collected from other individuals. Hair extensions can also be used to
protect one's natural hair, especially in the African American community. These
hair techniques are advanced and are used to change the hair drastically
without looking unrealistic.
Techniques for modern hair
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The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years
ago was uncovered with roughly 70 hair extensions still in place.
The city was abandoned after the pharaoh's death in
1332 BC, and subsequent rulers tried to wipe him from the record. But today,
Amarna has been a treasure trove for researchers looking for a glimpse into
life in Egypt during this brief period.
The skull with the extensions is one of 28 uncovered
still with hair, and Bos said that while most of the cuts were short, there
were a number of types and styles -- including three-stranded braids and coils
around the ears.
Bos told LiveScience she also found evidence that at
least one woman dyed her graying hair, probably "for the same reason as
why people dye their hair today, in order not to show the gray color."
Coca-Cola isn’t the only soda that started as a pharmaceutical
7-Up, the 85-year-old citrus soft drink, once went
by the less-catchy name “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” -- and it was
packed with mood-enhancing lithium.
Lithium, a salt found in groundwater, has long been
used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. An essay by psychiatrist and
Cornell University professor Anna Fels, published Sunday in the New York Times, argued for
adding low doses of the substance -- mostly used to produce ceramics, glass and
batteries -- to drinking water in hopes of lowering rates of suicide, murder
Lithium's mind-altering effects may have been an
early draw for 7-Up. The drink, which contained the compound lithium citrate,
started selling just two weeks before the stock market crashed in October 1929,
kicking off the Great Depression.
But the beverage, then known by its six-word
mouthful of a name, cost more than most of its 600 or so lemon-lime soft-drink
rivals at the time, according to its official
corporate brand history. Soon after its release, founder
Charles L. Grigg renamed the soda 7-Up.
Theories about the origin of the name vary.
The most logical explanation is that the "7" in the name refers to
the drink's seven ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, citrus oils, citric
acid, sodium citrate and lithium citrate.
The “Up,” Fels posited, references the lithium lift.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of lithium
in beer and soft drinks in 1948, and 7-Up was reformulated two years later.
Chris Barnes, a spokesman for the Dr. Pepper Snapple
Group -- the beverage behemoth to which 7-Up was sold in 1986 (before that,
it changed hands from its founder
to tobacco giant Philip Morris, interestingly) - said Grigg took the secret
behind 7-Up's name to the grave.
Barnes said a corporate history book documents the
same theory linking the name to the number of ingredients.
But he said other theories suggest Grigg was
inspired by a cattle rancher's brand. Another tidbit: Grigg apparently wanted
to call the soda "Click," but the name was already taken, Barnes
"It's something that's a little
mysterious," Barnes said. "It contributes to the lore."
If American income inequality had a poster child, it
would be the fast food industry.
Today, CEOs at leading fast food companies pocket
more than 1,200 times more than their average employees, according to a report
by Demos, an economic policy think tank. In comparison, the average CEO at
S&P 500 companies today makes about 200 times more than typical
It hasn't always been this way. Back in 1950, CEOs
took home about 20 times as much money as
their average workers. Take a look at how CEO-to-worker pay ratios have changed
across industries since 2000.
"It's true in many industries but fast food is
the primary example: The gains from economic growth are being entirely awarded
to people at the top of the income scale," Catherine Ruetschlin, author of
the Demos report cited in the
graphic, told HuffPost in April.
"It's not a surprising finding that it's the worst industry within the
There are many reasons the pay gap in the fast food
industry is so wide. One reason is that the fast food industry has created jobs at a faster rate
than other industries for more than a decade, and for the most part these
jobs don't pay well. Because the federal minimum wage is so
low and hasn't been raised since 2009, worker pay has stagnated while
executives have received huge boosts in compensation.
In 2013, fast food CEOs made about four times more
than they did in 2000, according to the Demos report. In the same 2000-2013
period, worker pay rose only about .3 percent when adjusted for inflation. The
average fast food worker took home about $19,000
And even while making such low wages, nine out of 10
fast food workers have been victims of wage theft, like having to work
off-the-clock, not being paid for overtime work, or having managers falsify
time sheets, according to a study by Hart Research.
Three years ago this week, Zuccotti Park in
downtown Manhattan went from being a place bored office workers went for a
cigarette break to the center of Occupy Wall Street.
Today the protesters are long gone, and the public
disgust with the financial system that the movement inspired and embodied has
faded. But Occupy's effects live on, in the way we talk and think about the
American economy, and in the continued work of a core group of activists.
Today, 45 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with
their ability to get ahead by working hard.
In 2008, just 31 percent felt the same way.
Introducing Americans to a dramatically different
way to talk about inequality is a big achievement.
And while much of the change over the past six years
in how Americans view the rewards of work is due to the recession, giving that
shift a way to express itself is impressive.
Where you won’t find Occupy’s legacy is in American
attitudes toward banks. Despite its initial aim, Occupy did not spark
continued, mass disgust with the financial industry among the U.S. public.
How American’s feel about banks isn’t really even
the best way to judge Occupy.
Its goals were always both bigger (changing the
dialogue about the American economy) and smaller (specific policy proposals and
concentrated activism) than just getting people upset at one industry.
The legacy of Occupy can be seen in things like an
recent Senate hearing that is
looking into “Who is the economy working for?
The impact of rising inequality on the American
Or the determined, complex work of Strike the Debt,
which just bought and canceled $3.9 million in debt from
students of a for-profit college.
Since 2012, it has wiped out $15 million in medical
Occupy’s real but limited success shows just how
hard a fight they picked. A fight in
which the outcome has already been decided by the 1% who control the way
American currently live and will live in the future.
But, without the 1% it is doubtful American would
live at all.
SOBIBOR, Poland, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Archaeologists
working at the site of the Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor, in eastern
Poland, say they have uncovered previously-hidden gas chambers in which an
estimated quarter of a million Jews were killed.
German forces tried to erase all traces of the camp when they closed it down
following an uprising there on Oct. 14, 1943. The Nazis demolished the gas
chambers and an asphalt road was later built over the top.
Archaeologists excavated beneath the road and found lines of bricks, laid four
deep, where they believe the walls of the gas chambers used to stand.
They have been able to establish how big the chambers were, information they
said would help build up a more precise picture of how many people were murdered
at the camp.
"Finally, we have reached our goal -- the discovery of the gas chambers.
We were amazed at the size of the building and the well-preserved condition of
the chamber walls," said Yoram Haimi, one of the archaeologists.
The archaeologists said among the personal items they had come across buried in
the ground near the gas chambers was a wedding ring which carried the
inscription, in Hebrew: "Behold, you are consecrated unto me."
Historians say that because the Germans razed the camp, and because so few of
those detained there came out alive to give testimony, there is less
information about how Sobibor operated and the scale of the killing than there
is for some other concentration camps.
Polish archaeologist Wojciech Mazurek, who has also been involved in uncovering
the site, said the excavations revealed there were eight gas chambers.
"The extermination of people took place there; murder by smoke from an
engine that killed everyone within 15 minutes in these gas chambers, in
torment, shouting," he told Reuters Television.
"It is said that ... the Nazis even bred geese in order to drown out these
shouts so that prisoners could not have heard these shouts, these