Comments on: Taiwan typhoon responses to get help from outer space Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: MM Chen Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:42:21 +0000 Taiwanese want to hear from Dalai Lama

The visit of Dalai Lama is the most inspiring event happening these days in Taiwan. We know we have to deal with the suffering of losing love ones and the pains of reconstruction caused by Typhoon Morakot on our own. But, we do expect Dalai Lama will understand what we have been through, share our pain, and comfort our souls. The Taiwanese people welcome Dalai Lama with our full hearts.
Unfortunately, due to the pressure from mad China, the incompetent Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou and his party members have successfully made Dalai Lama cancel his international press conference and public speech in the last minutes before his arrival. We are more than angry. We understand the pressure faced by Dalai Lama, and expect Dalai Lama will not be bothered by these unpleasant requests. However, as Taiwanese, we do not accept Ma Ying-Jeou and China to insult Dalai Lama in this way. China has no right to dictate whom Taiwanese can listen to. Ma Ying-Jeou is Taiwan’s President, and should work on behalf of the Taiwanese People, not for China. Taiwanese want to listen to Dalai Lama, and expect a guest should have the freedom of speech in Taiwan.

What bothers us most is the fact that Ma would rather step away from Taiwanese. Whatever international media credits Ma for the improving relationship between China and Taiwan can’t be tested against the 1,000 missiles still targeting Taiwan. Should Taiwanese keep silent about the cancellation of the public speech by Dalai Lama, soon Taiwan will be turned over quietly, against our wills, to China. Therefore, we would highly appreciate if you can keep an eye on this event, and verify what Taiwanese really want, and how many Taiwanese stand with Ma in this decision.

We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

By: Tayvan Vizesi Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:41:03 +0000 It is awesome that technology now helping us to control disasters or better yet prevent it. Amazing and it should improve continuously.

By: Rick W. White Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:04:21 +0000 In answer to the empathy that I felt when I saw news reports that Taiwan had apparently suffered a 60” rain fall deluge in a 4 hour period from Typhoon Morakot, (where numerous highway bridges were washed out), I thought, “I can design a concrete culvert bridge where non-professional construction people” (working without any construction equipment) to use locally available supplies, “for immediately building permanent large concrete culvert bridge construction projects”.
Interested parties can Google “RWW “Heal the World!”” (for my Flickr WEB site @ 6/ ), or can email me, & I’ll happily attach the drawings pages that illustrates the concept. (I won’t place my WEB site address within this email (where I’ve placed dozens of drawings that are just good to ever patent!) because the SPAM filters will think that this email is trying to sell something!)

Regards, & May God continue 2 bless!

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