Chu begins trip to mainland, set for talks with Xi

TAIPEI — The chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Eric Chu (朱立倫), began on Saturday his first visit to mainland China since taking up his post early this year, and is scheduled to hold talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping for the first time.

Chu, who is also mayor of New Taipei City, departed for Shanghai in the morning at the head of a 100-strong delegation to an annual economic and cultural forum between the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The highlight of Chu’s three-day visit will be his first meeting with Xi, who is CCP general secretary, in the latter’s capacity as the top leader of mainland China and its ruling party.

The meeting, which will take place in Beijing on Monday, takes on extra significance as Chu, 53, is widely considered to be the KMT’s best chance of winning the presidential election either in 2016 or four years later. Chu has ruled out standing in the upcoming election, saying he will complete his second four-year term as mayor that began in December 2014.

Even though the meeting is not without precedent, it is important as Beijing ponders the prospect of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) possibly returning to power after Taiwan’s election next January.

During the eight years the DPP was in power from 2000 to 2008, relations between the two sides were tense as Chen Shui-bian, the first DPP president to rule Taiwan, tried to strengthen the R.O.C.’s status as a sovereign nation.

But in the past seven years of KMT rule, many people have been dissatisfied with economic and other domestic issues while some also worry that President Ma Ying-jeou, from the KMT, may be bringing Taiwan too close to the mainland.

After arriving in Shanghai, Chu will give a speech at Fudan University on the worsening income inequality caused by global capital flows.

His first day in China will also include a dinner hosted by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Chu’s planned meeting with Xi will follow those between his predecessors Lien Chan and Wu Po-hsiung and then-CCP General Secretary Hu Jintao, respectively.

But it will be only the third time a KMT chief holds talks with his CCP counterpart when the KMT is in power in Taiwan. The two previous meetings took place in 2008 and 2009, when Wu was KMT chairman.

#letstalkmen #womenagainstfeminism 3 Signs She’s Making A False Rape Accusation

False rape claims distort the pursuit of justice and ruin the lives of innocent men. I want both men and women to know the signs of a false rape so that men can protect themselves and women can avoid looking like a liar if they were legitimately raped.

So let’s get to it. After many years of reading and hearing about various rape cases that were eventually dismissed, I started to notice patterns surrounding false rape accusations. While not any one of these tests are conclusive, if you see two or more of the signs below, your bullshit alarm should be going off.

1. Virtually no evidence of struggle

Contrary to what a lot of feminists claim, girls fight back when someone is trying to put an unwanted object in their vagina. Perhaps the most frustrating form of last-minute resistance known to man is having a naked girl on your bed who refuses to open her legs. How is a man supposed to rape her short of beating her down and tying her up?

Feminist response: “But what if the attacker has a knife/gun/(insert weapon here)?”

Unless the victim was approached in complete isolation, the attacker is going to have a very hard time sneaking in a weapon without being noticed in most public places, let alone raping her in public. And if a woman was raped in isolation, like some kind of back alley, then this test doesn’t apply because she is a true victim.

Feminist response: “But what if she goes over to his house, or he goes over to her house?”

This brings us to our next point…

2. The attacker is invited to the victim’s house OR the victim willingly went to the attacker’s house

Put yourself in a criminal’s shoes. If you wanted to rape a woman and get away with it, why would you rape a woman who invited you over? The evidence is already stacked against you should anything happen to her. The police would know for certain that you were in the same residence as her.

It is for this reason that a woman who claims to have been raped in her own house by a man she knew beforehand is a suspicious claim, since a man looking to rape someone would not pick a target who could identify him to the police.

This is especially true in our digital age – cell phones have GPS tracking systems, cars have GPS chips built in, and if someone so much as accesses the internet at a residence in any way a record is created – so the risk of being caught for any crime rises dramatically when in a personal residence. It would be impossible to create an alibi of being somewhere else.

The same is true for a man raping a woman he invited over to his house: why would he do such an act, knowing he could not deny being in the same residence with her? It doesn’t make sense.

Feminist response: “But according to all the statistics, most women are raped by men they know!”

This brings us to the final, and most obvious sign…

 3. Authorities are alerted days, weeks, or even months after the rape

If your car is robbed, do you wait a few weeks before telling the police? If your house burns down, do you wait a few months before making a claim?

I often hear women do not report rapes right away because they are ashamed or humiliated to report that it ever happened. This is pure bullshit because any rape victim working with the police can request to have their identity hidden from the press, and both the police and press must honor such requests under penalty of law.

The most likely reason a woman waits to file rape charges is because she herself doesn’t know how she feels about the sex she had – “Oh, he was cute but I was really drunk…” – and needs to convince herself she was somehow wronged.

But, in the real world, it’s easy to see when you’re wronged. Things like being raped aren’t ambiguous. The only reason women wait to report a rape is because they are unsure of how to spin a convincing story, or because pangs of guilt prevent them from doing so. Ultimately, when women make a false rape charge it’s to avoid admitting the man she slept with was a mistake.

Thus if a woman says she was “date raped” by a man she already known, and he had her at knife or gun point, ask yourself: How long did she wait to report the crime? Anything less than 36 hours and I would become suspicious.

Applying the tests

Try it for yourself. Go review some famous false-rape charges, such as the ones levied against Dominique Strauss-Khan, Julian Assange, or the Duke lacrosse players. You’ll see in all cases unharmed women who were properly on the same premises as the attacker, and, in the case of Assange, women who took their sweet time to file some charges.

When he was later interviewed by police in Stockholm, Assange agreed that he had had sex with Miss A but said he did not tear the condom, and that he was not aware that it had been torn. He told police that he had continued to sleep in Miss A’s bed for the following week and she had never mentioned a torn condom.

I lived with my rapist for a week?

After looking at false rape reports, be sure to look at an actual rape case:

Lucas arrived Saturday at the doorman building with a pizza for a customer on the 10th floor. Once his work was done, the teen allegedly found his way to the victim’s unlocked door down the hall.

“He goes through the building opening doors,” said the victim, a modeling agent, as she wiped away tears. “There I am with my daughter sleeping. And he rapes me with my daughter right next to me?”

The rape occurred inside a bedroom filled with dozens of porcelain and plastic dolls belonging to the little girl. Cops said the attacker tried to muzzle the victim’s cries by putting his hand over her mouth.

“It seemed fake,” said the victim, who said she woke up a little disoriented to find Lucas already on top of her. “I opened my eyes. I said, ‘Get off. What are you doing?’ I was hysterical.”

Lucas was tracked down by police through the building doorman, who let him inside, and the customer, who steered them to the pizza shop.

As you can see the above case, an actual rape involves strangers, trespassing, and intense signs of struggle. While the three tests aren’t 100% accurate, since nothing can be known with complete certainty, these indicators will be right more often than not.

So learn the difference, and end the abuse of our justice system.

#blacklivesmatter #tdot2bmore : Why Do Pro- #BaltimoreRiots Pundits Live in Wealthy, White Areas? #FreddieGray

Lots of pundits are supporting the riots on Twitter.

We wanted to get a sense of what these pundits did in their private lives.

What is their revealed preferences?

Are these voices of black America or the so-called Baltimore uprising living in majority black areas?


In fact, many of them live in white-majority areas, gated communities, or high end apartments. More than a few of them live in wealthy suburbs.

In other words, they’re safe from the black ghetto crime that is gripping America’s inner cities. There’s no riot that’ll break out in their living rooms anytime soon.