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Published August 25, 2012 | By paulvhhill

Greetings everyone,

My guess is that tomorrow the afternoon will be fine, but I feel it is better to error on the side of caution: therefore, the ICC meeting is canceled. I was notified that the county libraries will be closed. I suspect the WPB library will be closed as well.

Next month US Marine Core retired Douglas Robin Barker will be presenting a fascinating story on the Flying Tigers.

The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, famously nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army (USAAF), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault

I look forward to this great event. We have postponed the SpeakMandarin live tutorial until September as well.

Keep safe. I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting in September.

American Culture

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Family Tradition We teach our children about American Culture. We teach them to be good Americans  by sharing our traditions of Citizenship, American Holiday Celebration, Craftsmanship, Entrepreneurship, Competition, Leadership, Know-How, and Positive Attitude. Continue reading 

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What Should I Understand about American Culture?

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

The better you understand the basic aspects of American culture, the better you will be able to interact constructively with Americans and achieve your objectives while you are living among them. Remember, you do not have to agree with the Americans’ ideas or behavior in order to understand them. Continue reading 

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Registration

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

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Religion

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Religion Date Founded Sacred Texts Membership 4 % of World 5
Christianity 30 CE The Bible 2,039 million 32% (dropping)
Islam 622 CE Qur’an & Hadith 1,570 million 22% (growing)
Hinduism 1500 BCE with truly ancient roots Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, & Rig Veda 950 million 13% (stable)
No religion
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None 775 million 12% (dropping)
Chinese folk religion 270 BCE None 390 million 6%
Buddhism 523 BCE The Tripitaka (consisting of the Vinaya, the Sutras, and the Abhidharma) 350 – 1,600 million (2) 6% (stable?)
Tribal Religions, Shamanism, Animism Prehistory Oral tradition 232 million 4%
Atheists No date None 150 million 2%
New religions. Various Various 103 million 2%
Sikhism 1500 CE Guru Granth Sahib 23.8 million <1%
Judaism Note 3 Torah, Tanach, & Talmud 14.5 million <1%
Spiritism 12.6 million <1%
Baha’i Faith 1863 CE Alkitab Alaqdas 7.4 million <1%
Confucianism 520 BCE Lun Yu 6.3 million <1%
Jainism 570 BCE Siddhanta, Pakrit 4.3 million <1%
Zoroastrianism 600 to 6000 BCE Avesta 2.7 million <1%
Shinto 500 CE Kojiki, Nohon Shoki 2.7 million <1%
Taoism  Note 4 550 BCE Tao-te-Ching 2.7 million <1%
Other Various Various 1.1 million <1%
Wicca Note 5 800 BCE, 1940 CE None 0.5 million? <1%

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Welcome

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

We were originally brought to together with the meetup.com site www.meetup.com/SoFlChinese as a place for people in multicultural relationships to get together and share ideas. Our mission has grown to include language and the total understanding of cultures between the two countries, the United States of America (America) and the Peoples Republic of China (China). Our new name is the International Chinese Corner. As of August 2012, we have 124 members. About one half of the ICC members are local to our meeting place in West Palm Beach, Florida USA. One of the new features of this new website is the ability to broadcast our meeting to all members whether near or far. Continue reading →

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Health Benefits of Coffee

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Get numerous benefits from coffee! Research shows that in many cases, more is better when it comes to coffee improving health. The evidence is so robust that the medical community is even changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!” Read More 

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Obamacare Summary

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Basics of the ObamaCare Bill The following are just a few of the Acts and Reforms that comprise the Obamacare Bill (you can download the full text above, or check out the other pages on this site for further facts), however let’s look at some things that Obamacare does do: Read More 

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Herbal Cancer Treatment

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Many herbs (including astragalus, dong quai, echinacea, and Asian ginseng) supposedly “boost” the immune system and so shore up the body against future or existing cancer. Extremely small studies suggest that shiitake or maitake mushrooms, mistletoe, extracts of the Venus flytrap, and various botanical therapies used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat certain forms of cancer. But until better evidence is in, we cannot completely rely on them. Ginger, and maybe some other herbs, may help relieve nausea that often accompanies conventional cancer therapies. Read More 

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The Net Worth of The American Presidents: Washington to Obama

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

George Washington,the nation’s first President, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office.  His Virginia plantation, “Mount Vernon,” consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres of prime farmland. Washington made significantly more than subsequent presidents: his salary was two percent of the total U.S. budget in 1789. Read More 

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Chinese Fashion – Clothes

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Characteristically, Chinese clothing is not only an external expression of elegance, but also contains cultural symbolism.  The Chinese associate certain colors with specific seasons: green represents spring, red symbolizes summer, white represents autumn, and black symbolizes winter. The Chinese have a fully developed system of matching, coordinating, and contrasting colors and shades of light and dark in their apparel. Traditionally, darker colors were favored over lighter ones.  Ceremonial clothing tended to be dark. Lighter colored clothing was worn more frequently by the common people for everyday, around the house use.  Read More 

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American Clothes

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman In America, styles tend to come rapidly into vogue, then disappear just as quickly as they came. But fashion as an expression of self is intrinsically connected to elements of the American experience, from the economy to pop culture, religion, politics, and social status. From our Nike’s to our Levi’s, what we wear has, for centuries, spoken volumes about who we are and what we want. Style carries a certain social meaning because American culture has long placed great significance on individualism and public image, and image has long been intertwined with the American capitalist economy. Read More 

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Speakmandarin.com

Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Why is SpeakMandarin.com? By utilizing interactive whiteboard technology, SpeakMandarin.com creates an excellent learning environment that integrates the benefits of a virtual classroom that is as adaptable, convenient and efficient as a physical one. Our classes are conducted live; in individualized settings and using teaching materials that can be customized based on your needs. You will receive the most professional, efficient but affordable solution on your Chinese study with us! Read More 

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