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Why do MOST prostitutes, gangleaders, drug lords in Asia worship Taoist gods?

I live in Asia and have witnessed this strange trend.

These people worship taoist gods and ask the gods to grant them success in these vice activities.

In my personal opinion, modern taoism with the many gods is a false religion and an evil in society.

I am Asian, Singaporean by the way.

What do you guys think about this trend?

they clearly do not truly follow Taoism. Its a very peaceful religion. It is not evil, but rather those who use it as an excuse to spread hatred or pain… It is like any other religion.

AsiaSociety: Video: For US Policy, China is ‘the Voldemort of Countries,’ Says Ian Bremmer http://t.co/4wBbPl0y #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Video: For US Policy, China is ‘the Voldemort of Countries,’ Says Ian Bremmer http://t.co/4wBbPl0y #asiablog
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AsiaSociety: RT @samuel_wade: Video: A Story of Invisible Water, on @CDT http://t.co/tAp2a9Di from @AsiaSociety. Excellent 16-minute documentary.

AsiaSociety: RT @samuel_wade: Video: A Story of Invisible Water, on @CDT http://t.co/tAp2a9Di from @AsiaSociety. Excellent 16-minute documentary.
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AsiaSociety: Video: For US Policy, China is ‘the Voldemort of Countries,’ Says Ian Bremmer http://t.co/4wBbPl0y #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Video: For US Policy, China is ‘the Voldemort of Countries,’ Says Ian Bremmer http://t.co/4wBbPl0y #asiablog
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AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in Myanmar http://t.co/1zCL7HAd #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in Myanmar http://t.co/1zCL7HAd #asiablog
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Asia might control a lot of wealth in the future?

Do you guys feel that China will one day become more open/democratic, Korea will unify, and the rest of Asia will become a more open society?

I’m hoping so. The world should be peaceful. The human race has only one planet. We should take care of it and love others.
Asia’s such a huge continent, so I’m mainly referring to East/Southeast Asia

The financial power is shifting towards Asia right now. In terms of GDP, China is in the G7 category, they surpassed Italy. As for the Foreign Cash Reserves, the top 4 countries are in Asia, China being #1, Japan being #2, Taiwan #3, South Korea #4, in other words we are bankrolling US’s debt.

Now, here’s the thing about democracy or openness, ask yourself this question: "Is the Western concept of democracy the best way?" It may work for white people, but not necessarily Asians. Most people care about making sure their families are fed and they have a roof over their heads and if the government is providing the policies that meet those needs and then some, does it really matter, if they do the so-called superior Western style of democracy? By not living in these countries, we really don’t know what’s going on. The job of the news is to report something out of the ordinary, that’s why it’s the news. Based on my travels to China and SE Asia, the people are free to demonstrate, speak their minds, they live life just like anywhere else (I haven’t been to Myanmar, so I don’t know). And if you look at the history of Asia, it was always people power (through demonstrations, taking it to the streets) that always brought forth a better future as opposed to Western meddling.

As for China, what we have to worry about is not their government, but the have-nots, as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, if the gap widens too much, there could be social instability and riots, this would have more of an economic impact within Asia more than their style of government and Chinese government leaders know this too, so this is what we really have to worry about. I live in South Korea so I know.

AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Monkeying Around Backstage in China http://t.co/9N85UU64 #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Monkeying Around Backstage in China http://t.co/9N85UU64 #asiablog
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AsiaSociety: Watch: New Documentary Short Explores Northern China’s Huge Water Crisis http://t.co/UUZYetGO #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Watch: New Documentary Short Explores Northern China’s Huge Water Crisis http://t.co/UUZYetGO #asiablog
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AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Potential Right-of-Way Dispute in Jaisalmer, India http://t.co/0VMNBX70 #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Potential Right-of-Way Dispute in Jaisalmer, India http://t.co/0VMNBX70 #asiablog
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What are things you wish didn’t exist in society?

One of my biggest pet peeves are the "required tip" and after living in asia for 2 yrs, I have come to question tipping. Why should I tip for the most basic of services. Isnt this person already being paid? Am I not already paying for food. I understand that they get paid a sub minimum wage because of expected tips, but in principle, I think its dumb.
Does anyone have any other things in western society they wished didnt exist?

Bras.

AsiaSociety: Veteran Journalist: China ‘Vastly More Open’ for Foreign Reporters http://t.co/PjGVr0lZ #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Veteran Journalist: China ‘Vastly More Open’ for Foreign Reporters http://t.co/PjGVr0lZ #asiablog
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AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: In Dili, Candles for a Happy Anniversary http://t.co/6p58I0b8 #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: In Dili, Candles for a Happy Anniversary http://t.co/6p58I0b8 #asiablog
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Arif Lohar and Friends: Jugni Ji!

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NEW YORK, April 28, 2012 — Arif Lohar and his ensemble launch into an epic rendition of "Alif Allah Chambey di Booti" onstage at Asia Society. Source: asiasociety.org
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In-Studio with Visual Artist Shilpa Gupta

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MUMBAI, May 5, 2012 — Visual artist Shilpa Gupta talks with Asia Society India Centre's Pooja Varma about her decision to become an artist, issues of social injustice in her work and how she thinks people react to her art in different spaces. Source: asiasociety.org
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What would someone be called residing in Asia Minor?

I was wondering from the period of Alexander the Great’s conquering of Asia Minor to Constantine’s rule what would the people who lived in Asia Minor be called? Romans? But not everyone was Roman, there were many different cultural groups, and I just want a general name for them, and the overall culture/society that existed there after the Romans took over.

Another name for Asia Minor is Anatolia.

It is a geographic and historical term denoting the westernmost protrusion of Asia, comprising about two-thirds of the modern Republic of Turkey.

So, Roman have NOTHING to do with Asia Minor whatsoever.

I guess you could generally call the people Anatolian, but it really would not be correct.

Though Anatolia lies entirely within Turkey, the two are not synonymous, as the borders of Turkey extend far to the east of Anatolia.
Anatolia has been home to many civilizations throughout history, such as the Hittites, Phrygians, and Lydians, and Achaemenid, Greek, Armenian, Byzantine, Anatolian Seljuk and Ottoman states.

You just CANNOT give them a "general" name …. they are NOTHING alike.

Historically ….. Trojans and Amazons would be part of this bunch too.
See, no comparison.

AsiaSociety: Schell: Chen Guangcheng a ‘Hopeful Breakthrough’? http://t.co/6waPYAyz

AsiaSociety: Schell: Chen Guangcheng a ‘Hopeful Breakthrough’? http://t.co/6waPYAyz
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AsiaSociety: Schell: Chen Guangcheng a ‘Hopeful Breakthrough’? http://t.co/xEyFieEv #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Schell: Chen Guangcheng a ‘Hopeful Breakthrough’? http://t.co/xEyFieEv #asiablog
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Is it really possible to seduce older women in such a society?

In my society cougars do not exist. Even if they are so no one knows. No one can read women’s mind offcourse….. I live in asia and attracted to older women and I am not attracted to young girls. Well in my area women behave like they are angels. My society is different from west. So is it possible for me 18 years old guy to seduce 30-40 years old women in such a society or should I go in search for sluts?

It is definitely possible. Younger people do have the ability to seduce, attract older women by using their youthful looks and charm, so they would feel more self-confident, which in turn would attract the older women to the younger guys.

AsiaSociety: RT @KellyCrowWSJ: Forgot to post pix of @AsiaSociety HK’s gunpowder-chic (?) cafe AMMO yesterday, but @Wanderlister did: http://t.co/Dlf …

AsiaSociety: RT @KellyCrowWSJ: Forgot to post pix of @AsiaSociety HK’s gunpowder-chic (?) cafe AMMO yesterday, but @Wanderlister did: http://t.co/Dlf …
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AsiaSociety: RT @nerdyorkcity: Shanghai Kunqu Opera performs The Lanke Mountain at @AsiaSociety! #todayinnyc http://t.co/13zAxlzl http://t.co/nKbpM14s

AsiaSociety: RT @nerdyorkcity: Shanghai Kunqu Opera performs The Lanke Mountain at @AsiaSociety! #todayinnyc http://t.co/13zAxlzl http://t.co/nKbpM14s
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AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Under the Bridge in Isfahan http://t.co/bDgM2eNk #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Photo of the Day: Under the Bridge in Isfahan http://t.co/bDgM2eNk #asiablog
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AsiaSociety: Asia Society Presents Rare Opportunity to See Chinese Opera, Onstage and Online http://t.co/VmrQRubX #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Asia Society Presents Rare Opportunity to See Chinese Opera, Onstage and Online http://t.co/VmrQRubX #asiablog
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Is it really possible to seduce older women in such a society?

In my society cougars do not exist. Even if they are so no one knows. No one can read women’s mind offcourse….. I live in asia and attracted to older women and I am not attracted to young girls. Well in my area women behave like they are angels. My society is different from west. So is it possible for me 18 years old guy to seduce 30-40 years old women in such a society or should I go in search for sluts?

It is definitely possible. Younger people do have the ability to seduce, attract older women by using their youthful looks and charm, so they would feel more self-confident, which in turn would attract the older women to the younger guys.

AsiaSociety: Video: Revisiting the 1953 Iranian Coup with Christopher de Bellaigue http://t.co/iGVC38wJ [Asia Blog]

AsiaSociety: Video: Revisiting the 1953 Iranian Coup with Christopher de Bellaigue http://t.co/iGVC38wJ [Asia Blog]
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AsiaSociety: May 18: Free Admission at All Asia Society Locations for Museum Day http://t.co/Iv8h7Qaa [Asia Blog]

AsiaSociety: May 18: Free Admission at All Asia Society Locations for Museum Day http://t.co/Iv8h7Qaa [Asia Blog]
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AsiaSociety: Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer http://t.co/fARhBvZ0 #asiablog

AsiaSociety: Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer http://t.co/fARhBvZ0 #asiablog
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Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test

We've chosen 20 satellite images of interesting landmarks throughout the Asia-Pacific region. How many can you name?

Koi%20Krylgan%20Kala Uzbekistan2 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
tuvalu islands pacific%20ocean Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
azadi%20tower tehran iran Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
phung hiep district vietnam5 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
derawarfort bahawalpur pakistan3 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
mount%20fuji japan Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
northern%20china Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
Lake%20Chon North%20Korea6 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
lakesambhar rajasthan india3 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
bangkok thailand3 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
ThabyegoneMarket Naypyidaw Myanmar5 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
baburshahgardens kabul afghanistan Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
Kansai%20International%20Airport Japan3 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
grasbergmineopenpit papua indonesia2 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
31%C2%B003%E2%80%B257.24%E2%80%B3N%2080%C2%B033%E2%80%B231.13%E2%80%B3E tibet2 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
forbidden%20city%20china%202 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
qiongguo%20shaba%20tibet2 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
charlesdegaulle cambodia4 Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
uluru kata%20tjuta%20national%20park ayersrock australia Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test
ha long bay vietnam Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test

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Why are there more divorces in the west, compared to east (asia,etc) ? What are the consequences of divorces ?

Why are there more divorces in the west, compared to east (asia,etc) ? What are the consequences of frequent divorces on society ?

because in asia it is a shame if a woman is divorced because it is a sign that she is unwanted, and the governments would actually convince women to stay with their violent and abusive husbands just so to create an illusion of harmony. this is what is in china.

How did the dvlpmnt of isolated regions (Mesoamerica&Oceania) differ from the societies of Europe,Asia,Africa?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in isolation?

It’s different for every society, but there are some general trends.

Civilizations that were more connected to other ones generally had more trade, more prosperity, and more borrowing of ideas and technology.

Civilizations that were more isolated tended to have less development and prosperity, and were less able to trade goods and ideas with the rest of the world.

Some well-connected societies: Mesopotamia, Greece, northern India, Egypt. These societies, while all different, had a great deal of trade with their neighbors, lots of scientific development, and generally were more prosperous.

Some poorly-connected societies: Mayans, Tasmania, Japan in the sakoku period, Canary Islands. These societies generally had less trade with their neighbors, very little scientific development (or they even lost technology they once had, in Japan and Tasmania), and were less prosperous.

Generally speaking, it would be better to live as a common person in a well-connected society than in a poorly-connected one. I don’t see any real advantages to having a society in isolation. All of the societies that were very isolated from the rest of the world either broke apart into terrible infighting or stagnated and were conquered by outside societies (or both!).

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