All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vietnam’

Larry David Acted Crazy To Get Out of Vietnam

Larry David, the man who made neurosis and seemingly unremarkable problems into a career, recently spoke with Howard Stern about how he managed to get out of going to Vietnam in the 1960s. Part of Larry David’s plan initially involved joining the Reserves. “I wasn’t gonna [go to Vietnam] under any circumstances. I signed up for the Reserves, some of …

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Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was condemned for “badly affecting the monetary and fiscal policies within the country.” In 1993, Kien founded the Asia Commercial Bank, …

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Typhoon Haiyan: Death Toll May Reach 10,000

The estimated death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has reached staggering proportions. The super typhoon ravaged the Philippines on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake. Officials are projecting that the death toll may reach or even exceed 10,000. Leyte and Samar Island were the hardest hit areas. Tacloban is the capital of Leyte and occupies 3/4 of the island. Its city …

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Tropical Storm Wutip Hits Vietnam, 75 People Missing

Tropical Storm Wutip slammed Vietnam on Monday and has so far been responsible for at least two fishing boats sinking near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea; a third is unaccounted for and so far 75 people–crew members of the boats–have been named missing. About 14 survivors have been rescued. The storm had been classified as a typhoon …

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Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87

Stanley Karnow, a journalist most famous for covering the entirety of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Karnow died in his sleep on January 27 at his home in Potomac, Maryland. Karnow died of congestive heart failure. Karnow served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II before …

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Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate

Windows 8 launched on October 26, and four million people upgraded to the new OS during the opening weekend. Since then, Microsoft has been mum on how well Windows 8 has been spreading through the market. Soluto, a PC optimization company, has been collecting data on Windows 8 adoption. The results show that Windows 8 adoption has been higher in …

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Agent Orange Cleanup Begins in Vietnam

37 years after the fall of Saigon, the U.S. is beginning a project to help reverse some of the devastation caused by the Vietnam War. The U.S. has begun a joint project with Vietnam to clean up toxic chemicals left behind during the Vietnam War. According to the Associated Press, the $43 million project will decontaminate a former U.S. air …

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Vietnam WWF: Country Ranks the Worst for Rhino Poaching

Vietnam, according to the WWF, ranks among the worst countries in Asia when it comes to protecting endangered species. The World Wildlife Federation, which is based out of Switzerland, has found that the country is a hot-spot destination for those looking to sell rhino horns trafficked from South Africa. 448 rhinos were killed in 2011 alone, with an additional 262 …

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Vietnam Tries To Censor Bloggers

The battle is starting to rage on in Vietnam between the communist government and internet bloggers. The only way for a “Communist Government” to keep control over it’s people is to regulate how information is transfered between the people. Well the fight right now is exactly what bloggers can report on and how critical they can be of their government. …

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Samsung Galaxy III Possibly Leaked [Video]

A video and pictures have surfaced of what is claimed to be Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone. Vietnamese technology news website Tinhte.vn leaked the information early this morning, but has since removed all evidence of the announcement. It’s a good thing the internet never forgets! Tinhte’s video has been preserved on YouTube and it shows the alleged internal components …

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