Stormy & Kempton Save the World! #skSTW – episode 01

February 13, 2013

Stormy & Kempton Save the World! #skSTW - episode 01

Stormy & Kempton Save the World! #skSTW – episode 01

In Episode 1 we learn how to think about emergency preparedness in a new way, what disasters you should prepare for, and how to create a family communication plan.

co-hosts Stormy Henderson & Kempton Lam
guest: Maria Quiban, Fox LA Meteorologist, MommyLovesTech.com


講一講加國行長Mark Carney空降英倫銀行

November 29, 2012

(廣東話) 經濟分析師陳心田與獨立記者林錦堂講一講加國行長Mark Carney空降英倫銀行

(in Cantonese) Economic Analyst +Wallace Chan & Independent Reporter Kempton Lam chat re Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to lead Bank of England.


Wallace&Kempton講美國大選2012

November 15, 2012

美國2012大選戰果宣布之後,Wallace & 與我講一講大選戰果


搖擺州Nevada直播: DeAno&Kempton廣東話+英文講美國2012選戰前後

November 6, 2012

Nov 7th, 2012 Update: 美國2012大選戰果昨晚宣布,今早我找到搖擺州Nevada,Reno朋友 DeAno Jackson 與我 講一大選戰果 

搖擺州Nevada直播: DeAno & Kempton 廣東話+英文講美國大選2012戰情 (今晨直播後錄影)

LIVE From Swing State Nevada: DeAno&Kempton talk 2012 Election (Recorded earlier this morning!)


中共的正常與非正常 – 李怡

May 3, 2012

For the record 李怡’s article. See also Guardian (May 3), “Chen Guangcheng: ‘I want to leave China as soon as possible’ – video

絲絲世語:中共的正常與非正常 – 李怡 – 2012年05月04日

中國官員向美國口頭保證陳光誠離開美使館會安全,承諾「允許陳光誠過正常的生活」,允許陳光誠同家人團聚,允許他在一個大學城開始新的生活,還允許美國官員去探望他。美方未必相信中方承諾,但有了這承諾就有了放掉這燙手山芋的下台階。陳光誠離開美使館,沒有病也去了醫院,中美高層的戰略和經濟對話於是開幕也。
陳光誠的妻子兒女在中共手裏形同人質,中共公安虐待他妻子,威脅要殺死她,逼她勸陳光誠離開美使館。陳光誠不可能相信中共的承諾,但為了妻兒的安全和團聚,他不能不離開使館。
中國外交部譴責「美國駐華使館以非正常的方式將中國公民陳光誠帶入使館」。實際上是中國「以非正常的方式將陳光誠逼離美使館」。中共「正常」與「非正常」的邏輯都與全球正常人相反。


Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon Google+ Hangout at Fox LA

May 3, 2012

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon - Fox LA Google+ Hangout - pix 08

It was my great pleasure to G+ Hangout with Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister+Danny Ayalon (Wikipedia) hosted by +Maria Quiban +Tshaka Armstrong at+myFOXla / FOX Los Angeles. The following is my question to Mr. Ayalon (I added a few words to give the readers some context).

Question: I understand you just attended the Jerusalem Post conference [in New York on Sunday Apr 29th]. And I’ve watched a video of sparks flying between Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan, and Meir Dagan, former chief of Mossad [national intelligence agency of Israel].

My question is about your view on the idea of an Israeli pre-emptive strike of Iran. Do you agree with Meir Dagan that [I paraphrase] “War is the the kind of thing where we know how it starts, but not how it will end” and Israel should exhaust all other means first before considering war?

Here is the full hangout video and you can watch my question and Mr. Ayalon’s answer (at 14:33 mark)

Background & Research material

The following are part of the research materials I gathered in order to ask an informed question. I tried to be as fair and as diplomatic as I could when asking my question without losing anything important in my question.

* May 1st, 2012 Jerusalem Post report of The Jerusalem Post Conference “Dagan and Erdan’s caustic exchange at the ‘Post’ Conference“. I’ve excerpted part of the exchange from a transcript of the acrimonious argument in a panel discussion on Israel’s security situation. To better understand the tone and context, I also found and watched a video clip of part of the exchange on YouTube. I think you get a sense of the heat from reading the words. (note: emphasis added, pix of Mr. Dagan via CBS 60 Minutes)

The Spymaster - Meir Dagan on Iran's threat - CBS 60 Minutes

An excerpt from “Dagan and Erdan’s caustic exchange at the ‘Post’ Conference“,

Keinon [Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic reporter]: But do you think it’s appropriate for him to make those kind of comments? He could have made them when he was the head of the Shin Bet (the Israel Security Agency)?

Dagan: First of all, I think he presented his position loudly and clearly about his refusal to the prime minister and defense minister. He didn’t announce it. It was in a closed room. To speak openly? (Turning to Gilad Erdan) I heard that a member of your party is now formulating a law… on behalf of my name, Dagan, preventing ex-people of the military and security establishment from speaking. Let me remind you of something, sir, what was started in Germany in the beginning.

You know how you are starting it; you don’t know how it is ending.

About Diskin, I believe that he is a very serious man and he is presenting a very serious point of view. And I know that serious point of view was presented to the prime minister and defense minister on many occasions.

[…] Erdan: Thank you very much, but I know that the Shin Bet is under the Prime Minister’s Office. (laughter) I also used to work there 15 or 16 years ago.

But the minister of defense still works together [with the prime minister], and if Yuval Diskin thought the prime minister was doing things so dangerous for the future of Israel, so in order to save Israel, he should resign, and not wait five years as head of the Shin Bet and then even agree to serve one more year.

And then, when resigning and when the prime minister does not accept his guy to be appointed as head of the Shin Bet…

Dagan:It’s not true. (boos) You are lying, sir. I am maybe not polite, but I prefer ministers of the State of Israel who speak the truth.

Erdan: I prefer that former heads of Mossad and Shin Bet won’t make damage to Israel…. That’s what I expect from you. Mr. Netanyahu goes around the world, and he never says that we are going to attack Iran, or when or where, but he is doing a lot of efforts in order to raise the awareness, and it is working.”

* Jerusalem Post Apr 29, 2012, “Dagan, Erdan trade barbs over Diskin comments

* Jerusalem Post Apr 29, 2012, “Former Shin Bet chief slams ‘messianic’ PM, Barak

* The Atlantic has an interesting and insightful piece “Netanyahu’s Bad Weekend

* National Post, “Netanyahu under fire from within over Iran strike

* CBS 60 Minutes “The Spymaster: Meir Dagan on Iran’s threat


A Country At War With Itself – Mexico’s drug war

March 6, 2012

CBC News, A Country At War With Itself