At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
On February 19, 2006, Britney Spears met Steve Jobs on MySpace and befriended him based on a shared love for science fiction. Jobs dreamed of creating a sci-fi reality but didn’t have the creativity nor the intellect to make his dream come true. Spears admired his childlike wonder; it reminded her of her little sister, Jamie Lynn, and she wanted to help him. Spears began designing the touch screen “internet machine” that Jobs had fantasized about and she gave the rights to him once they were complete. Together, they founded the company, Apple, and sold this product as the “iPhone” (2007). Later they expanded production to tablets and computers. In 2008, Spears abandoned the project to continue her career in the performing arts.
so youre telling me that the lady who shaved her head because she was bored and rich is part of the reason i am able to mobile blog?
She actually shaved her head in protest of social conservatism during the Bush Administration. But yes, she’s the reason you have a mobile platform for blogging <3