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Instead, they wish to shut you up, and oppress you if you happen to disagree with them or have the wrong skin color. This evil must be exposed.

 

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Chinese government gives wrist slap to powerful scientist on fraud and plagiarism charges

In a decision clearing a powerful scientist of charges of fraud and plagiarism in more than sixty papers, several of which have already been retracted, the Chinese government has also allowed that scientist to keep his post as head of one China’s universities.

The Chinese communists did punish him, but in a way that in the long run is mostly meaningless.

Cao [Xuetao, president of Nankai University and an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering] will be barred from applying for national science and technology projects, lose his qualification as a scientific expert, and be forbidden from recruiting graduate students, all for 1 year. The notification also ordered him to investigate and correct the papers. It appears he will keep his job as president of Nankai University, one of China’s most prestigious universities. (On Nankai’s English-language website, Cao is also listed as one of the university’s two chancellors.) Cao did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

In other words, he keeps his powerful post. To get off so lightly you would almost think he worked for the American FBI and had tried to overthrow a legal election. But then, no, it isn’t the same. The FBI officials who managed the Trump coup have actually seen less punishment. China, as corrupt as its communist government might be, in this case actually managed to administer a tiny bit of justice.

This is the future, as the world’s culture no longer honors law and the truth, but power and authority. And those in power will never be brought to justice, because they are above all those little people who serve them.

This also tells you how little you should trust any results coming from a government scientist. Those results might be real, but before you accept them you better go over them with a fine-tooth comb.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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3 comments

  • James Street

    I always enjoy your articles exposing the godless Chicom commies, Robert.
    $50 says they read your blog.
    And steal your ideas.
    And call them their own.

    Meanwhile dictatorial control is not absolute even in godless commie China. A tech company in Beijing created a pair of chatbots, named BabyQ and XiaoBing, to have text message-style conversations with humans via the app QQ. They were deleted when they made anti commie responses. Below are some excerpts from the article of the statements that got them killed off.

    China destroys sassy bots after they bash communism
    https://nypost.com/2017/08/04/china-destroys-sassy-bots-after-they-bash-communism/

    Question: “Do you love the Communist Party?”
    BabyQ answer: “No”

    Question: “Long Live the Communist Party.”
    BabyQ answer: “Do you think such corrupt and incapable politics can last a long time?”

    Question: BabyQ was asked its thoughts on democracy
    BabyQ answer: “Democracy is a must!”

    The second robot, XiaoBing, later waxed philosophical about the perks of being an American.
    XiaoBing answer: “My Chinese dream is to go to America. The Chinese dream is a daydream and a nightmare.”

  • J. J. Hall

    Bob: When the State owns everything how can it be plagiarism when they steal someone else’s words or theft when they repossess property and patents? A corrupt moral compass which places CCP leaders in the center of the State’s rights means everything belongs to them. And we have a new age of politician in America that shares these convictions!

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