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The real news story here is not about politically motivated imprisonment nor the early release of the journalist. The level of punishment the politician who took bribes and embezzled public funds received is what should really be noted (Ma was a mayor, if memory serves me correctly). That is a level of political accountability America will never come close to!

Jiang reported that Ma lost nearly 30 million yuan ($3.7 million) in public funds gambling in Macau casinos. Ma was arrested, convicted and executed in 2001 for taking bribes, embezzling public funds and gambling overseas

Read More -> Jailed China journalist wins early release – Yahoo! News

Canada – What a Country!

The next thing you know, they’ll be paying them to drink!

Seventeen homeless adults, all with long and chronic histories of alcohol abuse, were allowed up to 15 glasses of wine or sherry a day — a glass an hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. — in the Ottawa-based program, which started in 2002 and is continuing.

Read more -> Free booze makes homeless healthier: study – Yahoo! News

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