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     Issue No. 2(31)                                                                                                      SEPTEMBER  4, 2013
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Hot in this week's news is Representative Lee Seok-Ki's conspiracy for armed revolt (by forming an anti-state underground group known as the Revolutionary organization) probed by the National Intelligence Service. Political dissent is unavoidable in the system of democracy and it can take form in many ways from voicing opinions to civil disobedience. Repressive governments are known for crushing dissents and not giving them a chance to publicly debate or justify their position. In America, the government prohibited political dissent mostly in time of war, although the definition of wartime is becoming ambiguous nowadays. The Korean peninsula has been divided for 60 years under the conditions of a cease-fire, not a peace treaty. In other words, the war isn't over. Therefore, the dissenting voice can be crushed at any time when it is regarded as a threat to national security and/or public safety. But at this questionable time of investigating NIS's involvement in 2012 Presidential election, it seems Korean Assembly in a hurry to pass motion for the arrest of Rep. Lee.  Once the case is under media flash, what could be more wrong about the situation even if it was a revolting plot?  The case should be open to the public and that's the way people can figure out where is the red line they shouldn't cross over. Otherwise there is no way to block their claims that the NIS is playing politics in the name of their investigative rights and it is an attempt at new McCarthyism.

Acting hours after Obama said the credibility of Congress and the international community was also at stake, the committee voted 10 to 7 to approve using force against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The resolution now goes to the full Senate. The House is separately considering a similar resolution. (WP)
healthcare infographic
 
It's remarkable how low America places in health care efficiency: among the 48 countries included in the Bloomberg study, the U.S. ranks 46th. (HP)
TSA
TSA is expanding its expedited screening program called PreCheck to 60 new airports by the end of the year and is increasing the number of lanes for the program at the 40 airports that currently offer it.(CNN)
dead fish in China
Thousands of dead fish floating along a 19-mile stretch of a river in Hubei Province in central China were killed by pollutants emitted by a local chemical plant. (NYT)
Nap
 
For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch. For cognitive memory processing, however, a 60-minute nap may do more good... (WSJ)
ancient money
 
한국검찰이 625 전쟁 당시 미국으로 불법 반출된 대한제국 '호조태환권' 인쇄용 원판을 미국과의 수사 공조를 통해 한국으로 환수하는데 성공. 호조태환권은 1893년 고종이 대한제국의 경제근대화를 위해 화폐 개혁을 단행했을 당시 구화폐 회수를 위해 발행한 일종의 교환표.
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