Burma's Democracy Leader Hopes Election Win Brings New Era

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    The party announced Sunday that she and her fellow NLD candidates swept Burma's by-election, winning almost all of the 45 seats up for grabs.

    If confirmed, the results would be a public rebuke of the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, which holds an overwhelming majority of parliament seats.

    The Nobel Prize winner pledges that when she and her party enter government after more than two decades in political exile, they will cooperate with all those willing to work for national reconciliation.

    Aung San Suu Kyi called Sunday’s vote a hopeful sign for democracy and reconciliation in Burma.

    Burma's Democracy Leader Hopes Election Win Brings New Era | Asia | English

    I watched an interview with a man who farmed 6 acres growing rice and using water buffalo. He had a car battery for a single light they used at night. He made $30 a month. He and his family stopped building their new house because he thought the money was better spent keeping his two young sons in school.

    Even there, someone so poor and in such bad circumstances felt "education" was the way out for his children. Want to bet he's never said "education is for snobs"?

    I'm working with two new engineers from China. Both have dental problems. They said it was poor diet growing up. No milk. Education brought them here. They are already planning out the education for their children. When I showed them a presidential candidate saying "education is for snobs", they were totally shocked. One of them said that he thinks Republicans don't like science. Isn't that hilarious? He told me. Seems I'm not the only one with that perception.
     
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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi takes oath of office...
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    Myanmar begins new era as Suu Kyi joins parliament
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in to Myanmar's military-backed parliament Wednesday, taking public office for the first time since launching her struggle against authoritarian rule nearly a quarter century ago.
     
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    Damn, you are really stupid.

    Tell me something, how is it that you, who supposedly has a college education and an engineering degree, routinely say things so stupid that most 3rd graders would roll their eyes, yet I, who supposedly thinks that education is only for snobs, can argue rings around you in most subjects. The one thing I took away from my high school physics teacher, who was actually an engineer, is to work smarter, not harder. You work so hard at convincing people that right wingers, like me, hate education and science, yet I keep working smarter, and keep making you look like an idiot.

    Try posting smarter, not harder.
     
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    China gettin' ready to invade Burma...
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    China Sends Troops to Burmese Border
    January 11, 2013 - China has sent soldiers to its border with Myanmar amid concern that escalating violence between the Southeast Asian country's government and ethnic separatists is spilling over, an official Chinese newspaper reported on Friday.
     

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