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

Written by Susan Dunn, MA, The EQ Coach

Funnyname.com has compiled a really interesting list of what other countries use forrepparttar US “John Doe” or “Joe Blow” - http://www.funnyname.com/anonymous.html . Here are some ofrepparttar 132463 entries people have sent in. I direct you torepparttar 132464 site for others, and to add ones not there! I thought it was really interesting how some ofrepparttar 132465 people mentioned series of 3 names. What’s that like inrepparttar 132466 US? Larry, Curly and Moe? 1.Afrikanns (South Africa): In Afrikanns, an indigenous language of South Africa derived mainly from Dutch,repparttar 132467 anonymous person is most often “Koos van der Merwe". Koos isrepparttar 132468 short form of Jacobus, which is a variant of Jacob. -- Courtesy of Hans Pietersen

2.English (Australian): Fred Nurk, as in “afraid not” in a deep Aussie accent. Joe Farnarkle is another, a farnarkler is a b****** artist. - Courtesy of Jeremy Ham

3.Italian: The Italian equivalent of John Doe is Mario Rossi. It isrepparttar 132469 most common name, so it is often used to indicate an average person.

To refer to unknown people, we use Tizio, Caio and Sempronio. Tizio is alwaysrepparttar 132470 first one, and you userepparttar 132471 other two (in that order) if you need more than one. A bit like Fulano/Mengano/Sultano in Spanish, I guess. Some use Filano (obviously related torepparttar 132472 Spanish Fulano) together withrepparttar 132473 other three.

Another generic name is Pinco Pallino, although this would never be used in formal situations. -- Courtesy of Stefano J. Attardi

4.Malay: Si Anu. "Anu" hasrepparttar 132474 same connotation asrepparttar 132475 British "thingy" as inrepparttar 132476 word "thingamajig." "Si" is a word used in front of a first name, which is used in street talk when referring to someone, e.g. "Si Ahmad", "Si Nora" etc.-- Courtesy of Jas Emmar

5.Russian: In Runet (that's how we call Russian Internet)repparttar 132477 informal name for an anonymous person is Vasya Pupkin, pronounced in English like vARs'a pOOp-kinn (' indicating a soft consonant); if I transcribedrepparttar 132478 surname for a French-speaking one, I'd write "Poupkine". Vasya Pupkin is also a name for a 'lamer', a tech-ignorant but very pretentious young hacker. Also, a traditional way to list a group of anonymous people is "Ivanov, Petrov, Sidorov" (three common surnames, pronounced like EE-vah-nuf, pEEt-ruf, sEEduh-ruf). This tradition precedes Internet by many years. -- Courtesy of Kirill Manucharov

Chinese on terrorism: A question of "proper candor"

Written by Stephen Sullivan

The moral problem that arises out of state run propaganda does so, not as a result ofrepparttar target audience believing inrepparttar 132461 veracity ofrepparttar 132462 propaganda, but, when members of that audience do not believe, however choose to act as if they do in furtherance of their own agendas.

A practical problem that arises out ofrepparttar 132463 running of state propaganda, and one thatrepparttar 132464 Nazis had managed effectively, is that for propaganda to be effectiverepparttar 132465 propagandist must be consistent inrepparttar 132466 untruths and misinformation he propagates. Holes in a boat will eventually sink it.

The People’s Republic of China has, within it’s borders, a relatively little known ethnic minorityrepparttar 132467 Uygur , who live predominantly in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in China’s north west border area.

The Uygur are Caucasian, mostly Muslim and speak a Turkic language. The inclusion ofrepparttar 132468 name “Uygur” inrepparttar 132469 regions title is reflective ofrepparttar 132470 situation in 1955 whenrepparttar 132471 Uygur were by farrepparttar 132472 largest ethnic group inrepparttar 132473 region. They currently number some 8.5 million and up untilrepparttar 132474 early 1960’s lived a fairly insular and relatively politically free existence as a result of Xinjiang’s geographical remoteness and it’s then apparent economic bareness. That situation had existed, despiterepparttar 132475 fact that they had been nominally ruled by successive Chinese regimes, since 1876. Going back in timerepparttar 132476 Uygur had been inrepparttar 132477 9th CE, rulers a great empire in Central Asia and inrepparttar 132478 1940’s had established a short lived independent state of Eastern Turkestan..

Sincerepparttar 132479 early 1960’s, however, things have changed dramatically in Xinjiang. The discovery of rich reserves of natural resources andrepparttar 132480 increasing strategic importance ofrepparttar 132481 area brought about a PRC policy to populaterepparttar 132482 region with a resultant inpouring of Han ”migrants”.

The Uygur in a relatively short period of time therefore, have gone from a position of hegemony in 1949 to one of near tenuity now. Their traditional economy has largely been supplanted and their environment has been irrevocably changed.

Butrepparttar 132483 Uygur, to date, has demonstrated a remarkable resilience to these changes. They have refused to be assimilated sincerepparttar 132484 communist takeover as they had refused to be totally subjugated byrepparttar 132485 Chinese since their first recorded meeting in 63 BCE. They stand out like a sore thumb onrepparttar 132486 hand of Chinese homogeneity.

From their earliest historyrepparttar 132487 Chinese have pursued an active policy of expansion and assimilation as they moved outwards fromrepparttar 132488 East andrepparttar 132489 last 53 years under communist rule has been no different. Fromrepparttar 132490 early Mao periodrepparttar 132491 PRC has followed an undeclared policy of assimilation of ethnic groups,repparttar 132492 Uygur, however, have been less than totally acquiescent to this policy. And, this,repparttar 132493 PRC does not like one iota.

Initially,repparttar 132494 policies implemented to achieverepparttar 132495 PRC’s goal were fairly benign in nature, almost paternal, but, withrepparttar 132496 failure ofrepparttar 132497 Uygur to comply,repparttar 132498 methods have become more overt and much more direct. They have escalated fromrepparttar 132499 novel such as “intermarriage bonuses”, through attempts at religious re-education, to more multi-targeted and concerted plans.

Prior torepparttar 132500 riots in Gulja (Yinning) in 1997repparttar 132501 Chinese policies had gone fairly much unnoticed byrepparttar 132502 outside world but with this eventrepparttar 132503 situation altered considerably.

It is not just coincidence then, that subsequent torepparttar 132504 riots in Gulja andrepparttar 132505 severe government recriminations that followed andrepparttar 132506 world attention ensuant, thatrepparttar 132507 word “Terrorist” began to increasingly replacerepparttar 132508 century old terminology “Separatist” and “Splittist” to describe those seeking independence from China. The term “Separatist” not having quiterepparttar 132509 same evil connotations thatrepparttar 132510 term “terrorist” does.

The propaganda machine had been kicked over.

It was put very much into high gear withrepparttar 132511 events of “9/11”. Within a month of that date, and beforerepparttar 132512 dust ofrepparttar 132513 Twin Towers had settled,repparttar 132514 PRC had commenced an orchestrated propaganda and lobby programme in an attempt to couch their policies withinrepparttar 132515 terms ofrepparttar 132516 “War on Terror”. In doing so they hoped to maskrepparttar 132517 actions they deemed necessary to finishrepparttar 132518 task of breakingrepparttar 132519 collective will ofrepparttar 132520 Uygur people.

For propaganda to be successful, however, it must be universally believed and, to be believed, it must be themed, it must be constant and it must be consistent inrepparttar 132521 misinformation it provides. To this endrepparttar 132522 PRC has almost failed miserably.

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