Who is John Doe in Spain? in Russia? in France?

Written by Susan Dunn, MA, The EQ Coach

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6.Norwegian: formally "N.N.", short for "nomen nescio", Latin for "I don't knowrepparttar name". Informally Ola (m.) and Kari (f.) Nordmann. Ola and Kari Dunk are stupid/redneck Norwegians. -- Courtesy of John Cowan and Omar El Vikingo

7.Spanish: uses N.N. also. Informally,repparttar 132463 names Fulano, Mengano, Zutano/Sultano, Perengano, and Perencejo are used. Fulano is alwaysrepparttar 132464 first one, but when you need to name two or more, thenrepparttar 132465 other names come, and, generally, in that order, with Perengano beingrepparttar 132466 last one. Fulano's full name is Fulano de Tal, and is used when you want to state first and last name of anyone. These change to "-ana" for women. Other names are Juan Perez, Pablo Perez, Juan de los Palotes ("ofrepparttar 132467 big sticks", who knows why). -- Courtesy of John Cowan and Omar El Vikingo

8.Turkish: Inrepparttar 132468 urban usage we don't have any John Doe as far as I know (maybe Ahmet-Mehmet, a common Turkish name), but Turkish villagers use "Sarý Cizmeli Mehmet Aga" (Chief Mehmetrepparttar 132469 Yellow Booted) in a more humorous way. As in: "Sarý Cizmeli Mehmet Aga will payrepparttar 132470 bill someday." -- Courtesy of Baris Purut

9.Japanese: In Japan,repparttar 132471 name Nanashi No Gombe is used as a joke when a person forgets to write their name on an application or a test, etc. Loosely translated it means No-Name Gombe and it’s an inference onrepparttar 132472 stupidity of a person for forgetting their name. -- Courtesy of NYD

10.French (Canadian): In French Canada (Quebec) one name used is "Jos Bleau" (pronounced "Joe Blow"). In France one uses Jean Dupont. -- Courtesy of Allan Simon. France: Michel Dupont -- Courtesy of Alex Bedard

(c)Susan Dunn, MA, The EQ Coach, http://www.susandunn.cc . I offer coaching around emotional intelligence for career, relationship, resilience and personal and professional development. Mailto:sdunn@susandunn.cc for free ezine.

Chinese on terrorism: A question of "proper candor"

Written by Stephen Sullivan

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If it were not forrepparttar fact thatrepparttar 132461 PRC’s propaganda is meant to mask serious human rights violations including mass detentions and executions it would be almost comical similar inrepparttar 132462 vein torepparttar 132463 “Keystone Cops”. The PRC has contradicted itself over their facts more times than can be touched on here. These contradictions are not minor, nor are they so deeply hidden that it would require minute investigate analysis to reveal. These are contradictions of purported facts that an average person, with half a day to spare, a computer, access torepparttar 132464 Internet and eitherrepparttar 132465 CNN’s, BBC’s or People’s Daily archives would easily be able to uncover. Some examples are:

In 1999 it was reported thatrepparttar 132466 head ofrepparttar 132467 XUAR, Abdul’ahat Abdurxit, had stated that terrorist incidents had died down and had consisted of several bombing and one or two politically motivated assassinations inrepparttar 132468 previous ten years. Then we have post “9/11” statements fromrepparttar 132469 PRC claiming over 200 hundred terrorist incidents since 1987 perpetrated by 15 Uygur terrorist organisations and resulting in 163 deaths and 440 injuries.

As recently as December 2003 we had an extraordinary series of events. Onrepparttar 132470 15th Decemberrepparttar 132471 PRC, through it’s news organrepparttar 132472 People’s Daily, released an item naming forrepparttar 132473 “first time publicly” Uygur terrorists organisations and their leaders and openly called uponrepparttar 132474 rest ofrepparttar 132475 world to assist in their capture. One of those named wasrepparttar 132476 alleged leader ofrepparttar 132477 East Turkestan Islamic Movement, (ETIM)repparttar 132478 only internationally proscribed Uygur terrorist group and considered byrepparttar 132479 Chinese, supposedly as one would think, public enemy number one.

Onrepparttar 132480 23rd ofrepparttar 132481 same monthrepparttar 132482 PRC had to provide a statement saying that this Uygur “Bin Laden” had actually been killed in a raid byrepparttar 132483 Pakistanis on a rag tag bunch of Al Qaeda suspects two months prior. To add insult to injuryrepparttar 132484 Pakistanis claimed thatrepparttar 132485 PRC had aided in his bodies’ identification atrepparttar 132486 time. Is thisrepparttar 132487 tenor of a nation so in fear of it’s supposed terrorist threat?

The disturbing thing in all this, however, is that despite these and many more glaring anomalies; despiterepparttar 132488 various Uygur diaspora organisations tearing apart every Chinese Communique for accuracy; despiterepparttar 132489 remonstrations of several Human rights organisations such as Amnesty International ; despiterepparttar 132490 warnings ofrepparttar 132491 UN Human Rights Commission and, despiterepparttar 132492 analysis of academic experts, thatrepparttar 132493 world’s leaders continue to appear so “blind” torepparttar 132494 propaganda.

Whenrepparttar 132495 US State department supported China inrepparttar 132496 listing of ETIM as a proscribed organisation byrepparttar 132497 United Nations it released a statement which said, in part, that it had done so based onrepparttar 132498 facts provided byrepparttar 132499 PRC and some nebulous news articles printed by Hong Kong and a Russian Newsagencies. Not only was this fairly weak “evidence” but it came less than a year after a US special envoy on counter terrorism stating thatrepparttar 132500 US did not consider Uygur independence organisations terrorists.

One simple “wink wink, nudge nudge, you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ for whatever reasons, inrepparttar 132501 name of whatever “greater good”, had validated and provided endorsement torepparttar 132502 PRC’s policy of enforced Sinofication and effectively allowedrepparttar 132503 PRC greater scope and freedom to completerepparttar 132504 task at hand. Without over dramatisation had we not seen this all before in diplomatic relations with pre War Nazi Germany?

Much harm has been caused, human rights have and continue to be to be severely violated, executions have not stopped all with nary a word of reproach fromrepparttar 132505 “Free World”. The time has come, some two and a half years afterrepparttar 132506 “War on Terrorism” was declared, forrepparttar 132507 world to step back and re-identify it’s real enemies and then to strike them hard and relentlessly. The war on genuine terror must be pursued vigorously and ultimately be successful. But, it is also now time to identify those regimes that are usingrepparttar 132508 “War” to maskrepparttar 132509 furtherance of their ethnic, religious and political agendas and strike them , metaphorically speaking, equally as hard.

It has to be remembered that a terrorist is not onlyrepparttar 132510 person on a crowded bus with a bomb. Terrorist states have far greater power and projection than any supposed terrorist generalissimo whose end is dying inrepparttar 132511 mud of some Pakistani backwater town.

Stephen Sullivan is an Australian and amateur "Uygurologist" who has written several articles on the Uygur people of China. He also publishes several web sites on the Turkic peoples of Central Asia under the masthead "uygurWORLD"

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