Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thirty Years On

On this day in 1989, Chinese troops massacred pro-democracy student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

A precise death toll has never been made public. It likely was well north of a thousand.

China has tried to stuff the Massacre down the memory hole, but they haven't wholly succeeded.

Donald Trump has sought to curry favor with China over this, of course. He called the demonstrations a "riot" and approved of the PLA shooting kids. His comments were pretty much in keeping with his philosophy that freedom is bad and authoritarianism is good.

(Accidentally posted yesterday. Deleted and sorry about that.)

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