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International Journal Việt Nam

Saigon Stories – Thoughts of the Day

America in the House!!! Last week one of the biggest socialites in Saigon had his going away party and the theme was to dress like someone from your country. Therefore, I decided to dress as someone from a “Red State” and although my state of Ohio turned out red this time, I think that was simply an irregularity […]

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Eavesdropping in America

I saw on the CNN webpage yesterday an article concerning the Wisconsin Senators proposal to Censure Bush over the Eavesdropping program. At the heart of the argument is if Bush knowingly violated the law or if Bush legally had the power to bypass the law since it is a time of war. As for myself, […]

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International Journal Politics Việt Nam

RUN!! The CAPITALISTS ARE COMING!!!!!!

RUN!!!!!! THE CAPITALISTS ARE BACK!!!!!! I never thought I would see an ad like this in Vietnam. It was from the British Business Group in Saigon. Doesn’t it look like some sort of Evil corporate / Nazi propoganda poster? Hell, at least the communists smile in their posters! And to make it worse, it’s lead […]

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Trip to the USA

In my last entry, I was just about to embark on a month long vacation which would take me through Tokyo, to North Carolina, Ohio, back to Tokyo and then finishing in Saigon. I’m now on my last leg of the trip and writing from my hotel in the Tokyo town of Ikebukuro. These holiday […]

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International Journal Việt Nam

Government Spying

Almost every ex-pat here in Saigon knows that there is a government dossier with their name on it from the moment they went through immigration. When I first heard of it, I was a bit taken aback and remember being taught that some governments in the world do this sort of thing. I also remember […]