Beijing gave its first public response to the whereabouts of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on January 21, saying that he “is where he should be.”
The whereabouts of China's most famous human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, often called the “conscience of China,” has been the subject of intense inquiry since a Beijing police officer recently claimed that Gao “went missing” while in police custody last Sept.
Gross, China. I'm not always proud of everything my country does, but seriously, that's gross.
I had jury duty yesterday, which some regard as an inconvenience.
(friend's comment on facebook: Don't do it! Act crazy! I just did jury duty and it sucked. Jurors are idiots. Especially the overly educated ones! Good luck.)
Luckily, as an actor, I'm accustomed to spending entire days sitting around waiting on other people's whims, so I was well prepared. I read the first half of a nice brainy book, sketched out the script for my next piece of theater I'm writing, and crocheted up a storm.
I was happy and proud BECAUSE IT'S MY CIVIC DUTY AND RIGHT, CHINA. A good old American trial by jury of my peers.
Also, I got paid $17.20 for my trouble!
And I got an hour and a half lunch break! Where I got these great earrings for $3!
USA! USA! USA!