February 2007

China locks up online "addicts" for harsh rehab

February 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

China locks up online “addicts” for harsh rehabBy Ariana Eunjung Cha The Washington Post He Fang, 22, says incessant online gaming hurt his grades. He says he’s been changed by his stay at the military-run clinic at Daxing, one of eight such Chinese facilities to treat Internet addiction. DAXING, China — Sun Jiting spends his days locked behind metal bars in this military-run installation, put there by his parents. The 17-year-old high-school student is not allowed to communicate with friends back home, and his only companions are psychologists, nurses and other patients. Each morning at 6:30, he is jolted awake by a soldier in fatigues shouting, “This is for your own good!” Sun’s offense: Internet addiction. Alarmed by a survey that found nearly 14 percent of teens in China are vulnerable to becoming addicted to the Internet, the Chinese government has launched a nationwide campaign to stamp out what the Communist Youth League calls “a grave social problem” that threatens the nation. Few countries have been as effective historically in fighting drug […]

German Countdown

February 18, 2007 // 0 Comments

Germany Trip has been confirmed.March 7th through the 26th. Mostly going to see Lili, but as of right now, two side events are scheduled. Dave Matthews live in Koln on the 12th of MarchNine Inch Nails on the 13th of March.So, all in all, its looking to be an exciting trip just from the live concert experience. If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to leave a comment. We are planning to go and tour the castles of the North and touring some of the Nazi sites inside of Germany. We have also planned to perhaps make a journey to either the Netherlands or perhaps Prague, but this is largely dependant upon cheap flights. The total cost of the airline ticket is 563.00 round trip on Delta! A good price, but not the best airline. The good news is that they are partners with my mileage plan!