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Vietnamese American Wins 55Mil in Gambling Jackpot Trial

Ly Sam played a machine. The machine at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel awarded him the jackpot of 55 million +. The machine supposedly has a limit of $46,000. It may have malfunctioned. Yet, the Vietnamese American was awarded the jackpot he won in 2009. The management assured him he’d be paid, he took photos, got witnesses, and they only offered him $300, what he spent gambling. Years later, the court costs was worth it. We hope he gets paid. (tuoitrenews – Ly Sam)

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Operation Babylift Revisited

Operation Babylift, at the end of the Vietnam war, was looked at as a humanitarian mission, but it was problematic. There was a plane crash that killed 138 children and adults, there were thousands of families split apart, and at the time there was very little for the children who were relocated to prepare them for their new lives in foreign lands and cultures. Not so different from the complications of international adoptions today. In the years following the relocation of thousands of Vietnamese children, ranging in ages from newborn to teen, lots was written and documented about the children who were taken from their home/land and expected to fare better in the hands of foreign agencies and adoptive families....

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Horny Hangover Cure

Sorry, it’s not sexy at all, just sad. Brent Stirton – Getty Images “RHINO WARS” “A wealthy Vietnamese woman sits and grinds Rhino horn for her personal consumption in a roadside café in Baoloc, Vietnam. The dealer who sold her the horn sits next to her. Rhino Horn is an illegal substance in Vietnam yet both the woman and her dealer have no fear of the police, grinding the horn in a café in full view of the street. The dealer states that he pays $1500 a month to the right people and they can carry on with impunity. The woman says that it has cured her Kidney Stones and now she takes it daily for her general health. Rhino...

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Dog Gone Meals in Vietnam Means Finding Dogs Elsewhere

Put away your dogs. 98% are domesticated in Thailand, but if you have a muscular and pudgy dog, it might become Tom Yum. Actually, no they go to Vietnam where it’s “warming” and good luck. It become a meal and popular enough where they have to get it elsewhere. Stop the illegal dog trade? Check out this site soidog.com In CNN: “The trade is illegal in Thailand and while authorities have made a number of raids involving thousands of dogs, the Thai Veterinary Medical Association estimates as many 500,000 dogs are sold across the Mekong every year.” (CNN – Dogs)  

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