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Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Flag Coat of arms
MottoĐộc lập - Tự do - Hạnh phúc
"Independence - Freedom - Happiness"
AnthemTiến Quân Ca
"Army March" (first verse)
Location of  Vietnam  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

Capital Hanoi
21°2′N 105°51′E / 21.033°N 105.85°E / 21.033; 105.85
Largest city Ho Chi Minh City
Official language(s) Vietnamese
Official scripts Vietnamese alphabet
Demonym Vietnamese
Government People's republic,1
Communist single-party state
 -  President Nguyễn Minh Triết
 -  Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
 -  General Secretary of CPV Nông Đức Mạnh
 -  Minister of Public Security Lê Hồng Anh
Legislature National Assembly of Vietnam
Formation
 -  Đại Việt 1054 
 -  French annexation 1853 to 1883 
 -  Independence from France 2 September 1945 
 -  Reunification 30 April 1975 
 -  Current constitution 19 December 1980 
Area
 -  Total 331,690 km2 (65th)
128,527 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 1.3
Population
 -  1 April 2009 census 85,789,573 (13th)[1] 
 -  Density 259/km2 (46th)
667/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $240.757 billion[2] (44th)
 -  Per capita $2,793[2] (129th)
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $89.829 billion[2] (60th)
 -  Per capita $1,042[2] (139th)
Gini (2002) 37 (medium) (59th)
HDI (2007)  0.725[3] (medium) (116th)
Currency đồng (₫) (VND)
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC+7)
 -  Summer (DST) No DST (UTC+7)
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .vn
Calling code 84
1 According to the official name and 1992 Constitution.
.Vietnam (pronounced /ˌviː.ɛtˈnɑːm/ vee-et-NAHM; Vietnamese: Việt Nam, About this sound pronunciation ), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam, About this sound pronunciation ), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.^ Việt Nam của Trung Cộng .
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^ Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam Quang Vinh – Muôn Năm!
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^ Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa là Lãnh thổ của Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam!
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.It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea, referred to as East Sea (Vietnamese: Biển Đông), to the east.^ Glottalised tones in China and South-East Asia.
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^ Viet-overseas-on-current-situations-of-vietnamese-fishermen-earning-their-living-in-the-east-sea-hvy-07252009105619.html .
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With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.
The people of Vietnam regained independence and broke away from China in AD 938 after their victory at the battle of Bạch Đằng River. .Successive dynasties flourished along with geographic and political expansion deeper into Southeast Asia, until it was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century.^ This was 1963 or so mid Ohio, not 19th century Mississippi.
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Efforts to resist the French eventually led to their expulsion from the country in the mid-20th century, leaving a nation divided politically into two countries. Fighting between the two sides continued during the Vietnam War, ending with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.
Emerging from this prolonged military engagement, the war-ravaged nation was politically isolated. .The government’s centrally planned economic decisions hindered post-war reconstruction[citation needed] and its treatment of the losing side engendered more resentment than reconciliation.^ Most of the jobs I've seen posted want way more experience than I have.
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In 1986, it instituted economic and political reforms and began a path towards international reintegration.[citation needed] By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations with most nations. Its economic growth had been among the highest in the world in the past decade. These efforts resulted in Vietnam joining the World Trade Organization in 2007.

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Etymology

Việt Nam (Vietnamese pronunciation: [vjə̀tnam]) was adopted as the official name of the country by Emperor Gia Long in 1804.[4] It is a variation of "Nam Việt" (, Southern Việt), a name used in ancient times.[5] .In 1839, Emperor Minh Mạng renamed the country Đại Nam ("Great South").^ Nam King of the south country governs his land It was recorded clearly by God’s deed What reason does Chinese try to take over?
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[6] In 1945, the nation's official name was changed back to "Vietnam". The name is also sometimes rendered as "Viet Nam" in English.[7]

History

Pre-Dynastic era

Song Da bronze drum's surface, Vietnam
.The area now known as Vietnam has been inhabited since Paleolithic times, and some archaeological sites in Thanh Hoa Province purportedly date back several thousand years.^ I've had the same kind of experience several times in the last seven or eight years.
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^ Having been both the interviewed and the interviewer several times in the last few years, I have to fall in with those job advertisers who ask for oral and written communication skills.
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Archaeologists link the beginnings of Vietnamese civilization to the late Neolithic, Early Bronze Age, Phung-nguyen culture, which was centered in Vinh Phuc Province of contemporary Vietnam from about 2000 to 1400 BCE.
By about 1200 BCE, the development of wet-rice cultivation and bronze casting in the Ma River and Red River plains led to the development of the Dong Son culture, notable for its elaborate bronze drums. .The bronze weapons, tools, and drums of Dongsonian sites show a Southeast Asian influence that indicates an indigenous origin for the bronze-casting technology.^ Origin of the East Asian linguistic structure - latitudinal transitions and longitudinal developments of East and Southeast Asian languages.
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Many small, ancient copper mine sites have been found in northern Vietnam. .Some of the similarities between the Dong Sonian sites and other Southeast Asian sites include the presence of boat-shaped coffins and burial jars, stilt dwellings, and evidence of the customs of betel-nut-chewing and teeth-blackening.^ Genetic relationship, diffusion and typological similarities of East and Southeast Asian languages (Papers of the 1st Japan-U. S. Joint Seminar on East and Southeast Asian Linguistics).
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^ Genetic relationship, diffusion and typological similarities of East and Southeast Asian languages, 315-58.
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^ In Mantaro J. Hashimoto, ed., Genetic relationship, diffusion and typological similarities of East and Southeast Asian languages, 30-38.
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Dynastic era

Tomb of Emperor Khải Định in Huế
The legendary Hồng Bàng Dynasty of the Hùng kings is considered by many Vietnamese as the first Vietnamese state, known as Văn Lang. In 257 BCE, the last Hùng king lost to Thục Phán, who consolidated the Lạc Việt tribes with his Âu Việt tribes, forming Âu Lạc and proclaiming himself An Dương Vương. .In 207 BCE, a Chinese general named Zhao Tuo defeated An Dương Vương and consolidated Âu Lạc into Nanyue.^ Tan Hanyi xingshi fanyishu xie xingshi de guifan (On standardization of writing forms of Chinese last names translated into Yi language).
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.In 111 BCE, the Chinese Han Dynasty consolidated Nanyue into their empire.^ Han-Zang liang zu ren he hua tongyuan tansuo (Research into the common origin of the people and languages of the Chinese and Tibetans).
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For the next thousand years, Vietnam was mostly under Chinese rule.[8] .Early independence movements such as those of the Trưng Sisters and of Lady Triệu were only briefly successful.^ In > such instances, those skills would only be the deciding factor if > several applicants match the key requirements in a similar way.
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^ In such instances, those skills would only be the deciding factor if several applicants match the key requirements in a similar way.
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It was independent as Vạn Xuân under the Anterior Ly Dynasty between 544 and 602. By the early 10th century, Vietnam had gained autonomy, but not independence, under the Khúc family.
Map of Vietnam showing the conquest of the south (the Nam Tien, 1069-1757).
In 938 CE, a Vietnamese lord named Ngô Quyền defeated Chinese forces at the Bạch Đằng River and regained independence after a millennium under Chinese control.[9] Renamed as Đại Việt (Great Viet), the nation went through a golden era during the and Trần Dynasties. During the rule of the Trần Dynasty, Đại Việt repelled three Mongol invasions.[10] Buddhism flourished and became the state religion.
Following the brief Hồ Dynasty, Vietnamese independence was momentarily interrupted by the Chinese Ming Dynasty, but was restored by Lê Lợi, the founder of the Lê Dynasty. Vietnam reached its zenith in the Lê Dynasty of the 15th century, especially during the reign of Emperor Lê Thánh Tông (1460–1497). Between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Vietnamese expanded southward in a process known as nam tiến (southward expansion).[11] They eventually conquered the kingdom of Champa and part of the Khmer Empire.[12][13]
Towards the end of the Lê Dynasty, civil strife engulfed much of Vietnam. First, the Chinese-supported Mạc Dynasty challenged the Lê Dynasty's power. After the Mạc Dynasty was defeated, the Lê Dynasty was reinstalled, but with no actual power. .Power was divided between the Trịnh Lords in the North and the Nguyễn Lords in the South, who engaged in a civil war for more than four decades.^ It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972.

.During this time, the Nguyễn expanded southern Vietnam into the Mekong Delta, annexing the Champa in the central highlands and the Khmer land in the Mekong.^ Why-vietnam-should-think-twice-before-allowing-china-come-to-central-highlands-for-bauxite%20-04152009145339.html .
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The civil war ended when the Tây Sơn brothers defeated both and established their new dynasty. However, their rule did not last long and they were defeated by the remnants of the Nguyễn Lords led by Nguyen Anh with the help of the French. Nguyen Anh unified Vietnam, and established the Nguyễn Dynasty, ruling under the name Gia Long.

Western colonial era

Vietnam's independence was gradually eroded by France in a series of military conquests from 1859 until 1885 when the entire country became part of French Indochina. The French administration imposed significant political and cultural changes on Vietnamese society. A Western-style system of modern education was developed, and Christianity was propagated widely in Vietnamese society. Most of the French settlers in Indochina were concentrated in Cochinchina (southern third of Vietnam whose principal city was Saigon).[14]
Developing a plantation economy to promote the exports of tobacco, indigo, tea and coffee, the French largely ignored increasing calls for self-government and civil rights. .A nationalist political movement soon emerged, with leaders such as Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Dinh Phung, Emperor Ham Nghi and Ho Chi Minh calling for independence.^ Sài Gòn, kể từ sau đám tang của cụ Phan Chu Trinh năm 1925.

^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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The French maintained control of their colonies until World War II, when the Japanese war in the Pacific triggered the invasion of French Indochina in 1941.
This event was preceded by the establishment of the Vichy French administration, a puppet state of Nazi Germany then ally of the Japanese Empire. The natural resources of Vietnam were exploited for the purposes of the Japanese Empire's military campaigns into the British Indochinese colonies of Burma, the Malay Peninsula and India.

First Indochina War

French paratroopers in the delta area of northern Vietnam (1952)
.In 1941, the Viet Minh  — a communist and nationalist liberation movement  — emerged under Ho Chi Minh, to seek independence for Vietnam from France as well as to oppose the Japanese occupation.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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An estimated 2 million Vietnamese, or 10% of the population then, died during the Vietnamese famine of 1944–45.[15] Following the military defeat of Japan and the fall of its Empire of Vietnam in August 1945, Viet Minh occupied Hanoi and proclaimed a provisional government, which asserted independence on 2 September.[16]
In the same year the Provisional French Republic sent the French Far East Expeditionary Corps, which was originally created to fight the Japanese occupation forces, in order to pacify the liberation movement and to restore French rule. On November 20, 1946, triggered by the Haiphong Incident, the First Indochina War between Viet Minh and the French forces ensued, lasting until 20 July 1954.
.Despite fewer losses — Expeditionary Corps suffered one-third the casualties of the Chinese and Soviet-backed Viet Minh — during the course of the war, the French and Vietnamese loyalists eventually suffered a major strategic setback at the Siege of Dien Bien Phu, which allowed Ho Chi Minh to negotiate a ceasefire with a favorable position at the ongoing Geneva conference of 1954.^ I have and undergraduate major in Latin, and only elementary "music major" introductory courses to Spanish, French, and German.
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^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Of course, the only one I'd even think of admitting to is french, since I can mostly puzzle out that side of the cereal box in the morning.
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Colonial administration ended as French Indochina was dissolved. According to the Geneva Accords of 1954 the forces of former French supporters and communist nationalists were separated south and north, respectively, with the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, at the 17th parallel north, between.
.A Partition of Vietnam, with Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam in North Vietnam, and Emperor Bao Dai's State of Vietnam in the South Vietnam, was not intended by the 1954 Agreements, and they expressly forbade the interference of third powers.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho Chi Minh muon nam , on Tháng Chín 10th, 2009 lúc 2:04 chiều Said: day ko fai la cho cho may` noi dau con!
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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.Counter to the counsel of his American advisor, the State of Vietnam Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem toppled Bao Dai in a fraudulent referendum organised by his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu, and proclaimed himself president of the Republic of Vietnam.^ The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third president of the United States.

The Accords mandated nationwide elections by 1956, which Diem refused to hold, despite repeated calls from the North for talks to discuss elections.[17]

Vietnam War

In July 1955, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem rejected the nationwide elections agreed to by France and North Vietnam at the Geneva Conference of 1954. The pro-Hanoi Vietcong began a guerrilla campaign in the late 1950s to overthrow Diem's government, which an official Vietcong statement described as a "disguised colonial regime".[17]
In 1963, Buddhist discontent with Diem's pro-Catholic discrimination erupted following the banning of the Buddhist flag and the Hue Vesak shootings. This resulted in a series of mass demonstrations known as the Buddhist crisis. With Diem unwilling to bend, his brother orchestrated the Xa Loi Pagoda raids. As a result, America's relationship with Diem broke down and resulted in coup that saw Diem killed.
Diem was followed by a series of military regimes that often lasted only months before being toppled by another. With this instability, the communists began to gain ground. There were more than a dozen governments before the pairing of Nguyen Cao Ky and Nguyen Van Thieu took control of a junta in mid-1965. Thieu gradually outmanoevred Ky and cemented his grip on power in fraudulent elections in 1967 and 1971.
To support South Vietnam's struggle against the communist insurgency, the United States began increasing its contribution of military advisers. .US forces became embroiled in ground combat operations in 1965 and at their peak they numbered more than 500,000.[18][19] Communist forces attacked most major targets in South Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive, and although their campaign failed militarily, it shocked the American establishment, and caused them to think that the communists could not be defeated.^ Engines service life till major repairs is 1 800 hours or 19 000 km while tank diesel engines serve only 600 – 900 working hours.
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^ In most categories of institutions, reference librarians get about $1K more than catalogers.
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^ Most of our colleagues are computer literate and know more about the records in the OPAC than they did about records in the card catalog.
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[20] .Communist forces supplying the Vietcong carried supplies along the Ho Chi Minh trail, which passed through Laos and Cambodia.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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US president Richard Nixon authorized Operation Menu, a SAC bombing campaign in Laos and Cambodia, which he kept secret from the US Congress.[21][22]
Its own casualties mounting, and facing opposition to the war at home and condemnation abroad, the U.S. began withdrawing from ground combat roles according to the Nixon Doctrine; the process was subsequently called Vietnamization. The effort had mixed results. .The Paris Peace Accords of 27 January 1973, formally recognized the sovereignty of Vietnam "as recognized by the 1954 Geneva Agreements". Under the terms of the accords all American combat troops were withdrawn by 29 March 1973. Limited fighting continued, before the north captured the province of Phuoc Long in December 1974 and started a full-scale offensive, culminating in the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. South Vietnam briefly came under the nominal rule of a Provisional Revolutionary Government while under military occupation by North Vietnam.^ Best of all were those who had professional library training in their own countries, but whose credentials were not recognized in North America.
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On 2 July 1976, North and South were merged to form a Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Postwar period

.Upon taking control of the bomb-ravaged country, the Vietnamese communists banned all other political parties and forced public servants and military personnel of the Republic of Vietnam into re-education camps.^ They consult with and help others, they serve on committees and task forces, they may be called upon to write reports or instructions, or respond to written or oral questions.
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^ Nearly all other professions have CEU requirements which must be filled by continuous education.
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^ You're used to being educated in a civilized country, is what you're used to.
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The government also embarked on a mass campaign of collectivization of farms and factories. Reconstruction of the war-ravaged country was slow, and serious humanitarian and economic problems confronted the communist regime. Millions of people fled the country in crudely built boats, creating an international humanitarian crisis.[23][24]
In 1978, the Vietnamese army invaded Cambodia (sparking the Cambodian-Vietnamese War) which removed the Khmer Rouge from power.[25] This action worsened relations with China, which launched a brief incursion into northern Vietnam (the Sino-Vietnamese War) in 1979.[26] This conflict caused Vietnam to rely even more heavily on Soviet economic and military aid.

Doi Moi (renovation)

At the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam in December 1986, reformers, upset by the lack of economic progress after the Vietnam War,[27] replaced the "old guard" with new leadership.[28] The reformers were led by 71 year old Nguyen Van Linh, who became the party's new general secretary.[28] Linh was a native of northern Vietnam who had served in the south both during and after the war.[27][28] In a historic shift, the reformers implemented free-market reforms known as Đổi Mới (renovation), which carefully managed the transition from a command economy to a socialist-oriented market economy.[29][30]
With the authority of the state remaining unchallenged, private ownership of farms and companies engaged in commodity production, deregulation and foreign investment were encouraged while the state maintained control over strategic industry.[30] The economy of Vietnam subsequently achieved rapid growth in agricultural and industrial production, construction and housing, exports and foreign investment.

Government and politics

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a single-party state. .A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version.^ As such, New York State is today unique in that it is the only state that constitutes its own district of the Federal Reserve Banking system.

The central role of the Communist Party of Vietnam was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.
Only political organizations affiliated with or endorsed by the Communist Party are permitted to contest elections. These include the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, worker and trade unionist parties. Although the state remains officially committed to socialism as its defining creed, the ideology's importance has substantially diminished since the 1990s.
.The President of Vietnam is the titular head of state and the nominal commander in chief of the military of Vietnam, chairing the Council on National Defense and Security.^ United States, National Security Agency.
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The Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung is the head of government, presiding over a council of ministers composed of three deputy prime ministers and the heads of 26 ministries and commissions.
The National Assembly of Vietnam is the unicameral legislature of the government, composed of 498 members. It is superior to both the executive and judicial branches. All members of the council of ministers are derived from the National Assembly. The Supreme People's Court of Vietnam, which is the highest court of appeal in the nation, is also answerable to the National Assembly.
Beneath the Supreme People's Court stand the provincial municipal courts and the local courts. Military courts are also a powerful branch of the judiciary with special jurisdiction in matters of national security. All organs of Vietnam's government are controlled by the Communist Party. Most government appointees are members of the party. The General Secretary of the Communist Party is perhaps one of the most important political leaders in the nation, controlling the party's national organization and state appointments, as well as setting policy.
.The Vietnam People's Army (VPA) is the official name for the combined military services of Vietnam, which is organized along the lines of China's People's Liberation Army.^ Nguyên bản bằng tiếng Anh : (31/07/2006) “Chinese Army Day is August 1 — the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
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The VPA is further subdivided into the Vietnamese People's Ground Forces (including Strategic Rear Forces and Border Defense Forces), the Vietnam People's Navy, the Vietnam People's Air Force and the Vietnamese People's Coast Guard.
Through Vietnam's recent history, the VPA has actively been involved in Vietnam's workforce to develop the economy of Vietnam, in order to coordinate national defense and the economy. The VPA is involved in such areas as industry, agriculture, forestry, fishery and telecommunications. The total strength of the VPA is close to 500,000 officers and enlisted members. The government also organizes and maintains provincial militias and police forces. The role of the military in public life has steadily been reduced since the 1980s.

Human rights

In its 2004 report on Human Rights Practices, the U.S. Department of State characterized Vietnam’s human rights record as “poor” and cited the continuation of “serious abuses.” According to the report, the government has imposed restrictions on freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association.

International relations

The current Vietnamese foreign policy is: "Implement consistently the foreign policy line of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development; the foreign policy of openness and diversification and multi-lateralization of international relations. Proactively and actively engage in international economic integration while expanding international cooperation in other fields. Vietnam is a friend and reliable partner of all countries in the international community, actively taking part in international and regional cooperation processes."[31]
As of December 2007, Vietnam had established diplomatic relations with 172 countries (including the United States, which normalized relations in 1995).[32][33] Vietnam holds membership of 63 international organizations such as the United Nations, ASEAN, NAM, La Francophonie, WTO and 650 non-government organizations.[34]

Subdivisions

Provinces of Vietnam
Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces (known in Vietnamese as tỉnh, from the Chinese , shěng). .There are also 5 centrally controlled municipalities existing at the same level as provinces (thành phố trực thuộc trung ương).^ Em muốn hỏi đơn vị này có trực thuộc Trung, Sư đoàn nào không?
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^ Thành phần này thuộc trong tổ chức Trung ương.
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.The provinces are further subdivided into provincial municipalities (thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh), townships (thị xã) and counties (huyện), and then, subdivided into towns (thị trấn) or communes ().^ Bắt đầu từ các huyện Dak Song, Dak Mil, Cu Jun thuộc tỉnh Dak Nong là đến biên giới tỉnh Daklak, qua sông Krong No là đến thành phố Buôn Mê Thuột.

^ Chiều 7-7, tình trạng hỗn loạn vẫn tiếp diễn tại một số khu vực thuộc thành phố Urumqi.
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^ Qua thị xã Kiến Phước của tỉnh Bình Phước, đường sẽ dẫn đến tỉnh Daknong.

The centrally controlled municipalities are subdivided into districts (quận) and counties, and then, subdivided into wards (phường).

Geography and climate

.Vietnam is approximately 331,688 km² (128,066 sq mi) in area (not including Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands), larger than Italy and almost the size of Germany.^ Hoang Sa Truong Sa than yeu !
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^ Hoang Sa va Truong Sa.
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^ Hoang Sa than yeu lai vay?
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The perimeter of the country running along its international boundaries is 4,639 km (2,883 mi). The topography consists of hills and densely forested mountains, with level land covering no more than 20%. Mountains account for 40% of the area, with smaller hills accounting for 40% and tropical forests 42%.
The northern part of the country consists mostly of highlands and the Red River Delta. Phan Xi Păng, located in Lào Cai province, is the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143 m (10,312 ft). The south is divided into coastal lowlands, Annamite Chain peaks, extensive forests, and poor soil. Comprising five relatively flat plateaus of basalt soil, the highlands account for 16% of the country's arable land and 22% of its total forested land.
.The delta of the Red River (also known as the Sông Hồng), a flat, triangular region of 15,000 km2 (5,792 sq mi),[35] is smaller but more intensely developed and more densely populated than the Mekong River Delta.^ You are much more likely to be *developing* policy or practice than to be following it.
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Once an inlet of the Gulf of Tonkin, it has been filled in by the enormous alluvial deposits of the rivers over a period of millennia, and it advances one hundred meters into the Gulf annually. .The Mekong delta, covering about 40,000 km2 (15,444 sq mi), is a low-level plain no more than three meters above sea level at any point and criss-crossed by a maze of canals and rivers.^ Most of our colleagues are computer literate and know more about the records in the OPAC than they did about records in the card catalog.
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^ An interview is the place to explain your experience in detail, a resume > and cover letter should want us to hear more about you.
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^ In most categories of institutions, reference librarians get about $1K more than catalogers.
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.So much sediment is carried by the Mekong's various branches and tributaries that the delta advances sixty to eighty meters into the sea every year.^ Seems to me we are at a juncture similar to where we were sixty or seventy years ago, when the need for a graduate degree as entree into the field was beginning to be recognized.
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Ban Gioc Waterfalls in Northern Vietnam.
Because of differences in latitude and the marked variety of topographical relief, the climate tends to vary considerably from place to place. During the winter or dry season, extending roughly from November to April, the monsoon winds usually blow from the northeast along the China coast and across the Gulf of Tonkin, picking up considerable moisture; consequently the winter season in most parts of the country is dry only by comparison with the rainy or summer season.
The average annual temperature is generally higher in the plains than in the mountains and plateaus and in the south than in the north. .Temperatures in the southern plains (Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta) varies less, going between 21 and 28 °C (70 and 82.5 °F) over the course of a year.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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The seasons in the mountains and plateaus and in the north are much more dramatic, and temperatures may vary from 5 °C (41 °F) in December and January to 37 °C (98.6 °F) in July and August.

Nature

Vietnam has two World Natural Heritage sites: Halong Bay and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and six World biosphere reserves including: Can Gio Mangrove Forest, Cat Tien, Cat Ba, Kien Giang, Red River Delta, Western Nghe An. Because of Typhoon Ketsana of 29 September 2009, more than 300,000 persons were evacuated.[36]

Biodiversity

Vietnam is in the Indomalaya ecozone.
.According to chapter 1 of the 2005 National Environmental Present Condition Report, "Biodiversity Subject of Vietnam Environment Protection Agency",[37] in terms of species diversity Vietnam is one of twenty five countries considered to possess a high level of biodiversity, and is ranked 16th in biological diversity (having 16% world's species) (page 9).^ The city is historically known as having one of the few beaches in the world where the hard packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas.

15,986 flora were identified, of which 10% are endemic (p9). Statistics indicate that there are 307 nematodes, 200 oligochaeta, 145 acarina, 113 springtails, 7750 insects, 260 reptiles, 120 amphibians, 840 birds and 310 mammals of which 100 birds and 78 mammals are endemic (p9,10). Vietnam also has 1438 fresh water microalgae (9,6% species in the world) (Table 1.2, p9). It is also noted that there are 794 aquatic invertebrates and 2458 sea fish (p10,11). .In recent years, there have been 13 genera, 222 species, and 30 taxa of flora newly described, and 6 mammals have been discovered such as the saola, giant muntjac, Edwards's Pheasant, Tonkin Snub-nosed Langur, livistona halongensis, geothelphusa vietnamica, and others (frame 1.4, p11,12).^ On the other hand, you will note from my original message, that the reference positions are still attracting 120 applicants, while we are attracting between 12 and 30.
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^ Although I rarely join in, I have saved and used MANY messages over the years (such as from the recent discussions of what makes a good cataloger) janet swan hill .
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In agricultural genetic diversity, Vietnam is one of the world's twelve original cultivar centers (p13). The Vietnam National Cultivar Gene Bank is preserving 12,300 cultivars of 115 species (p14).
.In Chapter 4 of that report, it is said that the Vietnamese government spent 49.07 million USD for preserving biodiversity in 2004 (p71) and has established 126 conservation areas including 28 national parks (p73).^ Trả lời Ma chien Huu , on Tháng Bảy 6th, 2009 lúc 4:28 chiều Said: http://www.bbc.co.uk/vietnamese/forum/2009/07/090701_letters_china_vietnam.shtml .
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^ Trả lời Camly , on Tháng Bảy 8th, 2009 lúc 9:49 chiều Said: http://www.bbc.co.uk/vietnamese/world/2009/07/090708_hu_xinjiang.shtml .
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Economy and foreign relations

Vietnamese currency: 500 000 VND
The side port of Da Nang
Historically, Vietnam has been an agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivating. The Vietnam War destroyed much of the country's economy. Upon taking power, the Government created a planned economy for the nation. Collectivization of farms, factories and economic capital was implemented, and millions of people were put to work in government programs. For a decade, united Vietnam's economy was plagued with inefficiency and corruption in state programs, poor quality and underproduction and restrictions on economic activities and trade. .It also suffered from the trade embargo from the United States and most of Europe after the Vietnam War.^ Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States and was, from 1886 until the jet age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.

^ The particants ranged geographically from Australia to Canada to Italy to Singapore but most are from the United States.
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Subsequently, the trade partners of the Communist blocs began to erode. In 1986, the Sixth Party Congress introduced significant economic reforms with market economy elements as part of a broad economic reform package called "đổi mới" (Renovation), resulting in a Socialist-oriented market economy. Private ownership was encouraged in industries, commerce and agriculture.[38] Vietnam achieved around 8% annual GDP growth from 1990 to 1997 and continued at around 7% from 2000 to 2005, making it the world's second-fastest growing economy. Simultaneously, foreign investment grew threefold and domestic savings quintupled. Manufacturing, information technology and high-tech industries form a large and fast-growing part of the national economy. Vietnam is a relative newcomer to the oil business, but today it is the third-largest oil producer in Southeast Asia with output of 400,000 barrels per day (64,000 m3/d). .Vietnam is one of Asia's most open economies: two-way trade is around 160% of GDP, more than twice the ratio for China and over four times India's.^ Most of our colleagues are computer literate and know more about the records in the OPAC than they did about records in the card catalog.
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^ A typing pool with a male typist was more productive than an all female one.
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^ Something else I stumbled upon was that integrated units were more productive than segregated ones.
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[39]
Vietnam is still a relatively poor country with an annual GDP of US$280.2 billion at purchasing power parity (2006 estimate).[40] This translates to a purchasing power of about US$3,300 per capita (or US$726 per capita at the market exchange rate). Inflation rate was estimated at 7.5% per year in 2006. Deep poverty, defined as a percent of the population living under $1 per day, has declined significantly and is now smaller than that of China, India, and the Philippines.[41]
As a result of several land reform measures, Vietnam is now the largest producer of cashew nuts with a one-third global share, the largest producer of black pepper accounting for one-third of the world's market and second largest rice exporter in the world after Thailand. Vietnam has the highest percent of land use for permanent crops, 6.93%, of any nation in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Besides rice, key exports are coffee, tea, rubber, and fishery products. However, agriculture's share of economic output has declined, falling as a share of GDP from 42% in 1989 to 20% in 2006, as production in other sectors of the economy has risen. According to the CIA World Fact Book, the unemployment rate in Vietnam is 4.3%.[42] Among other steps taken in the process of transitioning to a market economy, Vietnam in July 2006 updated its intellectual property legislation to comply with TRIPS. .Vietnam was accepted into the WTO on November 7, 2006. Vietnam's chief trading partners include China, Japan, Australia, ASEAN countries, the U.S. and Western European countries.^ A vocabulary of proper names in Chinese and English of places, persons, tribes, and sects in China, Japan, Korea, Annam, Siam, Burmah, the Straits and adjacent countries.
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Military

.Quân Đội Nhân Dân Việt Nam, The Vietnam People's Army (VPA), is the official collective term for the armed forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.^ SQ của Quân đội nhân dân Việt Nam.
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^ Quân sử Việt Nam .
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^ Họ thừa biết họ bị nhân dân Việt Nam thù ghét.
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The VPA consists of the Vietnam People's Ground Forces, Vietnam People's Navy, Vietnam People's Air Force, and Vietnam People's Coast Guard.

Transport


The modern transport network of Vietnam was originally developed under French rule for the purpose of raw materials harvesting, and reconstructed and extensively modernized following the Vietnam War. The road system is the most popular form of transportation in the country. Vietnam’s road system includes national roads administered by the central level; provincial roads managed by the provincial level; district roads managed by the district level; urban roads managed by cities and towns; and commune roads managed by the commune level.

Roads transportations

.Bicycles, motor scooters and motorcycles remain the most popular forms of road transport in Vietnam's cities, towns, and villages although the number of privately owned automobiles is also on the rise, especially in the larger cities.^ Sunshine Coast Travel Guide A coastal region north of Brisbane with a number of coastal towns and hinterland villages.

.Public bus operated by private companies is the main long distance travel means for many people.^ A lot depends on whether an employer is public (under civil service rules) or private, and of course, most librarians work for quasi-public (which means also, quasi-private) bodies.
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.Traffic congestion is a serious problem in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the cities' roads struggle to cope with the booming numbers of automobiles.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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Marine transportation

.The nation has seven developed ports and harbors at Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Gai (Halong City), Qui Nhon, and Nha Trang.^ Trả lời Dong Da , on Tháng Năm 26th, 2009 lúc 9:55 chiều Said: Cam On Ban Thanh Hai,cung cap tai lieu rat qui.
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^ Hoan ho ban Sinh Vien nay da “bat mach” rat dung cho nha cam quyen Bac Kinh.
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^ Trả lời Ho Chi Minh muon nam , on Tháng Chín 10th, 2009 lúc 2:32 chiều Said: Cam on ban nhiu` lam’!!!
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.There are also more than 17,000 km of navigable waterways, which play a significant role in rural life owing to the extensive network of rivers in Vietnam.^ Engines service life till major repairs is 1 800 hours or 19 000 km while tank diesel engines serve only 600 – 900 working hours.
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^ Indeed, some strange things are going on and many more factors are coming into play than there used to be.
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Train transportation

In 2009, Vietnam and Japan signed a deal to build a high-speed railway using Japanese technology. .Vietnamese high speed engineers were sent to Japan to take a high-speed course from March to November.^ When my son entered high school, the school sent him an outline of courses he should take to get into different types of school.
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.Since 2006, Vietnam has sent 100 high-speed operators to take courses in Japan so they can operate it once it is completed.^ At Somewhere U. you might take every cataloging course they offer and it totals 1.
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^ And not all library school graduates take cataloging courses even when they're offered, right?
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^ When my son entered high school, the school sent him an outline of courses he should take to get into different types of school.
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.The railway will be a 1,630-km-long express route and contain a total of 26 stations, including Hanoi and Thu Thiem terminus in Ho Chi Minh city.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Cac ban khong thay ho then voi long minh, ho then voi cha ong hay sao.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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It will help reduce the travel time between the country’s two largest cities to under 10 hours. Using the planned technology (Shinkansen), the railway will be designed for trains to travel at a maximum speed of 360 km per hour. However, the consultant joint venture recommended running trains at a maximum of 320 km per hour using Fastech 360s trains. .As scheduled, the railway lines from Hanoi to central Vinh and from central Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam will be laid during the 2010-2015 period.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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From 2015-2020, construction will begin on the routes between Vinh and Nha Trang and between Hanoi and the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Lang Son.

Demographics

Population

Close portrait of a Hmong woman
Recent census estimates place the population of Vietnam at more than 84 million. Vietnamese people, also called "Viet" or "Kinh", account for 86.2% of the population. Their population is concentrated in the alluvial deltas and coastal plains of the country. A homogeneous social and ethnic group, the Kinh exert political and economic control. .There are more than 54 ethnic minority groups throughout the country, but the Kinh are purveyors of the dominant culture.^ Indeed, some strange things are going on and many more factors are coming into play than there used to be.
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^ Qiang Cun Shehui—Yi ge Gulao Minzu de Wenhua he Bianqian (Qiang Village Society—The Culture and Migrations of an Ancient Ethnic Group).
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^ Qiang Cun ShehuiÑYi ge Gulao Minzu de Wenhua he Bianqian (Qiang Village SocietyÑThe Culture and Migrations of an Ancient Ethnic Group).
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Most ethnic minorities, such as the Muong, a closely related ethnic of the Kinh, are found mostly in the highlands covering two-thirds of the territory. .Before the Vietnam War, the population of the Central Highlands was almost exclusively Degar (over 40 hill tribal groups), until Diem's governments enacted a program of settling Kinh in indigenous areas.^ Why-vietnam-should-think-twice-before-allowing-china-come-to-central-highlands-for-bauxite%20-04152009145339.html .
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[citation needed] The Hoa (ethnic Chinese)[43] and Khmer Krom are mainly lowlanders. The largest ethnic minority groups include the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Thai, and Nung. From 1978 to 1979, some 450,000 ethnic Chinese left Vietnam.[44]

Languages

.The people of Vietnam speak Vietnamese which is a tonal monosyllabic Mon- Khmer language as an offical national language.^ Phonological convergence between languages in contact: Mon-Khmer structural borrowing in Burmese.
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^ I live in the Midwest, and I just have to drive to the grocery store to hear people speaking different languages-- Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc.
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In its early history, Vietnamese writing used Chinese characters. In the 13th century, the Vietnamese developed their own set of characters called Chữ nôm. The celebrated epic Đoạn trường tân thanh (Truyện Kiều or The Tale of Kieu) by Nguyễn Du was written in Chữ nôm. During the French colonial period, Quốc ngữ, the romanized Vietnamese alphabet used for spoken Vietnamese, which was developed in 17th century by Jesuit Alexandre De Rhodes and several other Catholic missionaries, became popular and brought literacy to the masses.
.Various other languages are spoken by several minority groups in Vietnam.^ Notes on the languages spoken by the various tribes inhabiting the valley of Assam.
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^ An Experimental Report on the Voiceless Aspirated Fricatives of Several National Minority Languages.
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The most common of these are Tày, Mường, Khmer, Chinese, Nùng, and H'Mông. The French language, a legacy of colonial rule, is still spoken by some older Vietnamese as a second language, but is losing its popularity. Vietnam nevertheless remains a full member of La Francophonie. Russian  — and to a much lesser extent German, Czech, or Polish  — is sometimes known among those whose families had ties with the Soviet bloc. .In recent years, English is becoming more popular as a second language.^ As the reality of a worldwide community is becoming more and more a reality in many fields, it should be more important, not less, to have a knowledge of the languages and cultures of other countries.
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^ So besides math and foreign language, students are required to take a year of science (with a lab), history, philosophy, English/composition, health/PE, and fine arts.
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^ The more competitive colleges would require that he had at least two years of language in high school and three years of math.
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English study is obligatory in most schools. Chinese and Japanese have also become more popular.

Religions

Religions of Vietnam
religion percentage
Buddhism
  
85%
Christianity
  
8%
Caodaism
  
3%
Others
  
4%
"One pillar" pagoda, Hanoi capital.
Cao Dai temple in My Tho
For much of Vietnamese history, Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism have strongly influenced the religious and cultural life of the people. About 85% of Vietnamese identify with Buddhism, though not all practice on a regular basis.[45][46][47][48][49][50][51] .About 8% of the population are Christians (about six million Roman Catholics and fewer than one million Protestants, according to the census of 2007).^ In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA. The building is owned and managed by W&H Properties.

Christianity was introduced first by the Portuguese and the Dutch traders in the 16th and 17th centuries, then further propagated by French missionaries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and to a lesser extent, by American Protestant missionaries during the presence of American forces during the 1960s and early 1970s, largely among the Montagnards of South Vietnam. The largest Protestant churches are the Evangelical Church of Vietnam and the Montagnard Evangelical Church. Two thirds of Vietnam's Protestants are ethnic minorities.[52]
Vietnam is deeply suspicious and wary of Roman Catholicism. .This mistrust originated during the 19th century when some Catholics collaborated with the French colonists and in helping French priests in uprisings against the emperors.^ I always though those years studying Spanish, along with Italian and some French, would come in handy, but never dreamed it would help in that way.
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Furthermore, the Catholic Church's strongly anti-communist stance has made it an a government enemy. The Vatican Church is banned and only government-controlled organisations are permitted. The country's relations with the Vatican have improved, however, in recent years. Sunni and Bashi Islam, a small minority faith, is primarily practiced by the ethnic Cham minority, though there are also a few ethnic Vietnamese adherents in the southwest. The communist government rejects criticism that it does not allow religious freedom.
The vast majority of Vietnamese people of Asian religions practice Ancestor Worship.
.From the articles of Religions by country, Religion in Vietnam and Demographics of Vietnam; 85% is nominal/secular Buddhists including predominant 83% East Asian Buddhist or "Triple religion" (80% of people are worship the mixture of Mahayana Buddhism mainly, Taoism, Confucianism with Ancestor Worship; 2% Hòa Hảo with 1% of some new Vietnamese-Buddhist sects as Tứ Ân Hiếu Nghĩa, Pure Land Buddhist, etc) and 2% Theravada Buddhism, mainly among Khmer people but the census of Government showed that only over 10 million people have taken refuge in the Three Jewels[53][54]; 8% Christians (7% Catholics and 1% Protestants); 3% Caodaism; 2.5% Tribal animism; less than 70 thousand Muslims (mainly Cham people);[55] small Hindu communities (over 50,000 people) and a small number of Baha'is and Jews.^ New directions in East and Southeast Asian linguistics.
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^ (It was less on education than on why people with languages do not go to library school.
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^ I have found for cataloging positions, libraries only willing to offer me only a little more than starting wages--typically the same as I'm making now or a bit less.
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Education

.Vietnam has an extensive state-controlled network of schools, colleges and universities but the number of privately run and mixed public and private institutions is also growing.^ It's my understanding that many schools even dropped bibliographic control as a required course, as did Florida State where I earned my degree.
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^ Kathmandu: Summer Institute of Linguistics and Tribhuvan University Press, also Norman: Summer Institute of Linguistics Publications.
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.General education in Vietnam is imparted in 5 categories: Kindergarten, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and college / university.^ It's > depressing to think that people make it through high school and college > without at least ONE course in a foreign language.
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^ I took 2 years of high school Spanish and > minored in Russian in college, and I retained absolutely none of it.
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^ I was _not_ padding my resume; my high school French gave me sufficient knowledge to test out of the college language requirement.
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Courses are taught mainly in Vietnamese. .A large number of public schools have been organized across cities, towns and villages with the purpose of raising the national literacy rate which is already among the highest in the world.^ Sunshine Coast Travel Guide A coastal region north of Brisbane with a number of coastal towns and hinterland villages.

There are a large number of specialist colleges, established to develop a diverse and skilled national workforce. .A large number of Vietnam's most acclaimed universities are based in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.^ Khi cac ban ho da dao Ho Chi Minh- nguoi cha vi dai cua chung ta.
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^ Ho CHI MINH MUON NAM .
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Facing serious crises, Vietnam's education system is under a holistic reform launched by the government. In Vietnam, education from age 6 to 11 is free and mandatory. .Education above these ages is not free, therefore some poor families may find it hard to come up with the tuition for their children without some forms of public or private assistance.^ Also, many catalogers are required to spend some time at the reference desk and these skills are a must when dealing with the public.
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^ Some of you may be familiar with the Congress on Professional Education, a project of ALA President Ann Symons, which will be held in Washington, D.C. from April 30 - May 1, 1999.
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Regardless, school enrollment is among the highest in the world and the number of colleges and universities increased quite dramatically in recent years, from 178 in 2000 to 299 in 2005.

Health

The overall quality of health in Vietnam is regarded as good, as reflected by 2005 estimates of life expectancy (70.61 years) and infant mortality (25.95 per 1,000 live births). However, malnutrition is still common in the provinces, and the life expectancy and infant mortality rates are stagnating. In 2001 government spending on health care corresponded to just 0.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). .Government subsidies covered only about 20 percent of health care expenses, with the remaining 80 percent coming out of individuals’ own pockets.^ The Canadians have it right about health care (in my opinion--I'm not trying to open a non-cataloging thread!
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In 1954 the government in the North established a public health system that reached down to the hamlet level. After reunification in 1976, this system was extended to the South. .Beginning in the late 1980s, the quality of health care began to decline as a result of budgetary constraints, a shift of responsibility to the provinces, and the introduction of charges.^ The meeting began with an introduction to the charge of the committee.
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Inadequate funding has led to delays in planned upgrades to water supply and sewage systems. As a result, almost half the population has no access to clean water, a deficiency that promotes such infectious diseases as malaria, dengue fever, typhoid, and cholera. Inadequate funding also has contributed to a shortage of nurses, midwives, and hospital beds. In 2000 Vietnam had only 250,000 hospital beds, or 14.8 beds per 10,000 people, a very low ratio among Asian nations, according to the World Bank.[56]
Vietnam has made progress in combating malaria, for which the mortality rate declined sharply, to about 5 percent of the rate in the early 1990s, after the country introduced antimalarial drugs and treatment. However, tuberculosis (TB) cases are on the rise, with 57 deaths per day reported in May 2004. With an intensified vaccination program, better hygiene, and foreign assistance, Vietnam hopes to reduce sharply the number of TB cases and annual new TB infections.[56]
As of September 2005, Vietnam had diagnosed 101,291 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases, of which 16,528 developed acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and 9,554 died. .But the actual number of HIV-positive individuals is estimated to be much higher.^ Note: When answering yes or no about the Masters, or about experience, we estimate forward to the point that we anticipate actually filling the position.
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^ In it she compared the number of applicants for an entry level position in cataloging against the much larger number who applied for similar positions in reference.
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.An average of 40–50 new infections are reported every day in Vietnam.^ Every day I learn something new (thank you, AUTOCATTERS).
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Vietnam hopes to contain the HIV infection rate at the current official rate of 0.35 percent, which is about average worldwide, by limiting the disease as much as possible to sex workers and intravenous drug users. .However, if the current trend continues, the number of infected persons could reach 1 million by 2010. One of the impediments to containing HIV/AIDS is that the victims face discrimination and stigmatization that are more severe than almost anywhere else in the world, according to a United Nations official.^ Something else I stumbled upon was that integrated units were more productive than segregated ones.
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^ However, if he decided to stay in his current, non-faculty, bargaining unit, he would get no bonus or pay increase as a result of getting the MLS, so why bother?
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^ A typing pool with a male typist was more productive than an all female one.
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.In June 2004, the Bush Administration announced that Vietnam would be one of 15 nations to receive funding as part of a US$15 billion global AIDS plan.^ When I worked in Library Administration of a large research university, > one applicant for our cataloging position told me that he could > "operate any machinery" as if that would make him a cataloger.
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^ When I worked in Library Administration of a large research university, one applicant for our cataloging position told me that he could "operate any machinery" as if that would make him a cataloger.
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Science and technology

TOPIO, a Vietnamese humanoid robot can play ping-pong, developed by TOSY.[57]
.Historically, Vietnamese scholars did not practice "science" in its generally accepted meaning, but many academic fields were well-developed, especially social sciences and humanities.^ Many schools competing for students means lowering requirements, accepting students who might not make the cut in other graduate programs.
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It has at least ten centuries of commentary and analytic writings. Among the best known works are those of "Đại Việt sử ký toàn thư" - of Ngô Sĩ Liên. Writings that deal with geography, nature, customs and people were also written such as "Dư địa chí" by Nguyễn Trãi. .In mathematics, arithmetics and geometry has been taught in schools since the 15th century, using the famous textbook: "Đại thành toán pháp" by Lương Thế Vinh.^ Seriously, I think that cataloging is not taught in the same fashion as it used to be and many schools are not even teaching cataloging anymore.
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^ Như thế Tiếng nói Bauxite Việt Nam sẽ trở thành tiếng nói lương tâm dân tộc, tiếng nói của hồn nước.
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Lương Thế Vinh also introduced the notion of zero while Mạc Hiển Tích had used the term "số ẩn" (unknown/secret/hidden number) to refer to negative numbers even earlier. In the later centuries, much knowledge was collected into encyclopedias such as "Vân đài loại ngữ" by Lê Quý Đôn and "Lịch triều hiến chương loại chí" by Phan Huy Chú.

Culture

Vietnam as a part of the East Asian Cultural Sphere (Sinosphere).
The Temple of Literature, main entry
Vietnamese phở noodle soup with sliced rare beef and well done beef brisket.
My Dinh National Stadium in Western Hanoi
Vietnam is an agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivation with ancient Dong Son culture as one of its defining aspects. .The major stimulation of Vietnamese culture's development comes from indigenous factors, with Chinese and Indian influence serving to further enrich it.^ Since the weapons completing development today will serve for decades to come, we know what the next generation will look like.
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.Through history, Cham culture and the cultures of other minority ethnic groups in Vietnam have been integrated with Vietnamese culture in correlated effects.^ Precirculated version of paper for International Symposium on the Histories, Cultures and Languages of the Minority Nationalities of China, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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^ Qiang Cun ShehuiÑYi ge Gulao Minzu de Wenhua he Bianqian (Qiang Village SocietyÑThe Culture and Migrations of an Ancient Ethnic Group).
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The official spoken and written language of Vietnam is Vietnamese.
.Vietnam is considered a part of the East Asian Cultural Sphere, or Sinosphere, due to highly significant cultural influences from China throughout its history.^ China a short cultural history.
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^ An introduction to East Asian and Tibetan linguistics and culture.
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^ Precirculated version of paper for International Symposium on the Histories, Cultures and Languages of the Minority Nationalities of China, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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In the socialist era, the cultural life of Vietnam has been deeply influenced by government-controlled media and the cultural influences of socialist programs. .For many decades, foreign cultural influences were shunned and emphasis placed on appreciating and sharing the culture of communist nations such as the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and others.^ As the reality of a worldwide community is becoming more and more a reality in many fields, it should be more important, not less, to have a knowledge of the languages and cultures of other countries.
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^ Besides learning the language, a student of a foreign language also learns about the culture where that language is/was used, as well as some concept that other peoples think about our world in different ways.
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^ Precirculated version of paper for International Symposium on the Histories, Cultures and Languages of the Minority Nationalities of China, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Since the 1990s, Vietnam has seen a greater exposure to Southeast Asian, European and American culture and media.
.One of the most popular Vietnamese traditional garments is the "Áo Dài", worn often for special occasions such as weddings or festivals.^ I was wondering if I was the only one thinking this (I often have such thoughts - blame it on my lack of an MLS).
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.White Áo dài is the required uniform for girls in many high schools across Vietnam.^ Reply To answer Mark's question about foreign language requirements for graduation, my high school and undergrad colege had them, but my graduate school did not.
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^ One of the many valuable things I took away from library school was the requirement in information work to think 'structurally' about information sources and resources.
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^ It's my understanding that many schools even dropped bibliographic control as a required course, as did Florida State where I earned my degree.
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Áo Dài was once worn by both genders but today it is worn mainly by females, except for certain important traditional culture-related occasions where some men do wear it.
Vietnamese cuisine uses very little oil and many vegetables. The main dishes are often based on rice, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Its characteristic flavors are sweet (sugar), spicy (serrano peppers), sour (lime), nuoc mam (fish sauce), and flavored by a variety of mint and basil.
Vietnamese music varies slightly in the three regions: Bắc or North, Trung or Central, and Nam or South. Northern classical music is Vietnam's oldest and is traditionally more formal. Vietnamese classical music can be traced to the Mongol invasions, when the Vietnamese captured a Chinese opera troupe. Central classical music shows the influences of Champa culture with its melancholic melodies.
Vietnamese literature has a long history. Folk literature has been developed for centuries with many great arts, including a typical 6-8 verse poem kind named "ca dao", a system of tales about village establishers and heroes which served as cultural base for many cultural regions (for example, "Saint Gióng tales"). .Written literatures dates from Ngô Dynasty with some admirable artists like Nguyễn Trãi with "Bình Ngô đại cáo", Trần Hưng Đạo with "Hịch tướng sĩ", Nguyễn Du with "Truyện Kiều" (English: The Tale of Kieu) and Nguyễn Đình Chiểu with "Lục Vân Tiên". Some genres play an important role in perfomance like "hát nói" in ca trù.^ Bình Ngô Đại Cáo .
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^ We judge some of the written skills by reading that all-important cover letter.
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^ Bằng chứng là vào thế kỷ 15, nhà Minh xâm lăng, khai thác và bóc lột Đại Việt tàn bạo không khác gì thực dân Pháp (xin xem Bình Ngô đại cáo của Nguyễn Trãi).
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Some poet unions have been formed like "Tao Đàn". The mordenization of literature has happened since Western cultural effect began in 19th century. The first transformation movement was "Thơ Mới" from 1932 to 1945. Since then, Vietnamese literature has continued to developed.
Martial arts are the most common sports for centuries due to the fact that Vietnamese have faced to many wars and unprecedented natural events. Vovinam and Bình Ðịnh martial art are two of the most well- known ones. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Vietnam. Sports and games such as badminton, tennis, ping pong, and chess are also popular with large segments of the population. Volleyball, especially women's volleyball, is watched by a fairly large number of Vietnamese people. .The (expatriate Vietnamese) community forms a prominent part of Vietnamese cultural life, introducing Western sports, films, music and other cultural activities in the nation.^ As the reality of a worldwide community is becoming more and more a reality in many fields, it should be more important, not less, to have a knowledge of the languages and cultures of other countries.
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^ [General discussion, with examples form Burmese, Khmer, and Vietnamese, among others] .
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Vietnam is home to a small film industry.
.Among countless other traditional Vietnamese occasions, the traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important.^ I thought it was important to distinguish the one from the other easily.
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^ I thought it was important to > distinguish the one from the other easily.
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Many of the age-old customs in a Vietnamese wedding continue to be celebrated by both Vietnamese in Vietnam and overseas, often combining both western and eastern elements.

Media

Vietnam's media sector is controlled by the government to follow the official communist party line, though some newspapers are relatively outspoken.[58] The Voice of Vietnam is the official state-run radio broadcasting service that covers the nation. It also broadcasts internationally via shortwave, renting transmitters in other countries and provides broadcasts from its website. Vietnam Television is the national television broadcasting company. As Vietnam moved toward a free-market economy with its Đổi mới measures, the government has relied on the print media to keep the public informed about its policies. The measure has had the effect of almost doubling the numbers of newspapers and magazines since 1996. Vietnam is putting considerable effort into modernization and expansion of its telecommunication system, but its performance continues to lag behind that of its more modern neighbors.

Tourism

Lăng Cô beach, Huế city.
.Vietnam's number of visitors for tourism and vacation has increased steadily over the past ten years.^ Gentle listpeople, Over that past 5 or so years, we have had a number of professional cataloging or technical services positions vacant.
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^ Over that past 5 or so years, we have had a number of professional cataloging or technical services positions vacant.
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^ Janet Swan Hill wrote: > Over that past 5 or so years, we have had a number of professional > cataloging or technical services positions vacant.
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About 3.56 million international guests visited Vietnam in 2006, an increase of 3.7% from 2005. The country is investing capital into the coastal regions that are already popular for their beaches and boat tours. Hotel staff and tourist guides in these regions speak a good amount of English.

International rankings

Organization Survey Ranking
Institute for Economics and Peace[2] Global Peace Index[3] 39 out of 144
Heritage Foundation/The Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom 142 out of 157
The Economist Worldwide Quality-of-life Index, 2005 61 out of 111
Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index 155 out of 167
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 111 out of 163
United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index 109 out of 177
World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 77 out of 125

See also

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  44. ^ Vietnam (08/08). U.S. Department of State
  45. ^ US Department of State: Background Note: Vietnam
  46. ^ The Largest Buddhist Communities – adherents.com. This quotes a much lower figure than the 85% quoted by the US Department of State
  47. ^ APEC – Vietnam
  48. ^ Encyclopedia of the Nations – Vietnam
  49. ^ Vietnam travel and holidays – Vietnam's religions
  50. ^ Religion of the Vietnamese
  51. ^ "Vietnam: International Religious Freedom Report 2007". U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. 2007-09-14. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2007/90159.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  52. ^ Vietnam's Christians persecuted as state sees hidden enemy, The Independent, October 15, 2004
  53. ^ Embassy of Vietnam – Beliefs and religions
  54. ^ CIA Factbook- Vietnam
  55. ^ History of Islam in Vietnam
  56. ^ a b c d Vietnam country profile. Library of Congress Federal Research Division (December 2005). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  57. ^ "Nano technology | Computer | Robot | TOSY TOPIO - Table Tennis Playing Robot". DigInfo News. http://www.diginfo.tv/2007/12/05/07-0601-d.php. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  58. ^ Muting the Messengers: Vietnam's Press Under Pressure, The Economist, Jan 15, 2009, Accessed Jan 17, 2009

Other documents

  • Herring, George C. .America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 (4th ed 2001), most widely used short history.
  • Jahn GC. 2006. The Dream is not yet over.^ The particants ranged geographically from Australia to Canada to Italy to Singapore but most are from the United States.
    • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

    In: P. Fredenburg P, Hill B, editors. Sharing rice for peace and prosperity in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Victoria, (Australia): Sid Harta Publishers. p 237-240
  • Karrnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History. Penguin (Non-Classics); 2nd edition (June 1, 1997). ISBN 0-14-026547-3
  • McMahon, Robert J. Major Problems in the History of the Vietnam War: Documents and Essays (1995) textbook
  • Tucker, Spencer. ed. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War (1998) 3 vol. reference set; also one-volume abridgment (2001)
  • Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 7th edition, Oxford University Press.

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.While all media in Vietnam must be sponsored by a Communist Party organization and be registered with the government, the following media sources have less government control than others.^ Nearly all other professions have CEU requirements which must be filled by continuous education.
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^ Maybe we catalogers are less adventuresome than other librarians, preferring to stay put once we've found a good job.
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  • VnExpress: Popular online newspaper (Vietnamese)
  • Tuổi Trẻ (Youth): Daily newspaper with highest circulation, affiliated with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Organization of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese)
  • Thanh Niên (Youth): Major daily newspaper, affiliated with the Vietnam National Youth Federation
  • Lao Động (Labour): Major daily newspaper, affiliated with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (the sole labour union in Vietnam) (Vietnamese)
  • Tiền Phong (Vanguard): Major daily newspaper, affiliated with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth organization (Vietnamese)
  • Vietnam Economic Times – for foreign investors.
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From Wikiquote

.Vietnam (officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is a country in East Asia.^ Việt Nam của Trung Cộng .
  • Chùm ảnh Trung Quốc chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa « Con chó DOG 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC cuong349.wordpress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam Quang Vinh – Muôn Năm!
  • Chùm ảnh Trung Quốc chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa « Con chó DOG 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC cuong349.wordpress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa là Lãnh thổ của Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam!
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Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

Asia : Southeast Asia : Vietnam
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Capital Hanoi
Government Socialist republic
Currency đồng (VND)
Area total: 331,690 km2
land: 325,360 km2
water: 4,200 km2
Population 85,262,356 (July 2007 est.)
Language Vietnamese (official), Chinese, English, French, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Religion Buddhism (Mahayana and Theravada), Daoism, Confucianism, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous beliefs, Muslim
Electricity 220V
Calling Code 84
Internet TLD .vn
Time Zone UTC +7
.Vietnam (Việt Nam)[1], officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is a country in Southeast Asia.^ Việt Nam của Trung Cộng .
  • Chùm ảnh Trung Quốc chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa « Con chó DOG 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC cuong349.wordpress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially .
  • Vietnam - Citizendia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC citizendia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A country in Southeast Asia, officially called the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam .
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.Its neighboring countries are China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west.^ It borders China in the north, Laos in the northeast and center, and Cambodia in the southwest.
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^ It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east.
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^ The country has expanded trade with its East Asian neighbors as well as with countries in Western Europe and North America.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Tomb of Khai Dinh, Hue
Tomb of Khai Dinh, Hue
.Vietnam's history is a history of war, colonization and rebellion.^ Tet Offensive Chicago, IL: The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum Are you looking to learn a little history and see a lot of art on the Vietnam War?
  • Vietnam - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 11:57 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Theories Vietnam War History and Information on the Vietnam Veterans of America History of the Vietnam war and inormation on the Vietnam Veterans of America Organization By Dee Cohen   |  Published 2/18/2007 More topics: Vietnam Veterans .
  • Vietnam - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 11:57 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Vietnamese A Brief History of Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a particularly blood, long lasting war.
  • Vietnam - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 11:57 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.Occupied by China no less than four times, the Vietnamese managed to beat off the invaders just as often.^ PEOPLE Originating in what is now southern China and northern Vietnam, the Vietnamese people pushed southward over 2 millennia to occupy the entire eastern seacoast of the Indochinese Peninsula.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Often troops jumped from a Huey just above the ground as it "bounced" in ground effect and then left, with the entire ground time reduced to a matter of seconds.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And because with the passage of time -- especially after having been off the JSC and CC:DA for a while -- , I've been less able to provide useful answers about the *details* of cataloging.
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.Vietnam's last emperors were the Nguyễn Dynasty, who ruled from their capital at Hue from 1802 to 1945, although France exploited the succession crisis after the fall of Tự Đức to de facto colonize Vietnam after 1884. Both the Chinese occupation and French colonisation have left a lasting impact on Vietnamese culture, with Confucianism forming the basis of Vietnamese social ettiquette, and the French leaving a lasting imprint on Vietnamese cuisine.^ Chinese dynasties ruled Vietnam for the next 1,000 years, inculcating it with Confucian ideas and political culture, but also leaving a tradition of resistance to foreign occupation.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Being the former imperial capital of a united Vietnam, the center of Vietnamese cultural and religious life, and the capital of Thua Thien Province, Hue became an important symbol in the struggle for dominance of Indochina.
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^ The next thousand years saw a succession of Vietnamese dynasties rule the country, such as the Ly, Tran, Le, and Vietnam's last dynasty, the Nguyen (1802–1945).
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After a brief Japanese occupation in World War II, the Communist Viet Minh under the leadership of Hồ Chí Minh continued the insurgency against the French, with the last Emperor Bao Dai abdicating in 1945 and a proclamation of independence following soon after.^ Tp.Hồ Chí Minh 2/1/2008 .
  • Chùm ảnh Trung Quốc chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa « Con chó DOG 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC cuong349.wordpress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ This confirmed fears of Chinese occupation under the Viet Minh.
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^ Diem was opposed by virtually all elements of South Vietnamese society - Bao Dai’s followers, the pro-French religious sects, the Buddhists, the remnant nationalist organisations, and, of course, the followers of Ho Chi Minh.
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.The majority of French had left by 1945, but in 1946 they returned to continue the fight until their decisive defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The Geneva Conference partitioned the country into two at 17th parallel, with a Communist-led North and Ngo Dinh Diem declaring himself President of the Republic of Vietnam in the South.^ On October 26, 1955, South Vietnam declared itself the Republic of Vietnam.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ North and South Partition France's determination to reassert colonial authority in Vietnam led to failed talks and, after armed hostilities broke out in Haiphong at the end of 1946, an 8-year guerrilla war between the communist-led Viet Minh on one side and the French and their anti-communist nationalist allies on the other.
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^ American Assistance to the South In December 1961, at the request of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, President Kennedy sent U.S. military advisers to South Vietnam to help the government there deal with the Viet Cong campaign.
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The tank that ended the war, Ho Chi Minh City
The tank that ended the war, Ho Chi Minh City
.US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the Southern Vietnam government, escalating into the dispatch of 500,000 American troops in 1966 and what became known as the Vietnam War - although the Vietnamese refer to it as the American War.^ US lost Vietnam war (fact) 2.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ American Assistance to the South In December 1961, at the request of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, President Kennedy sent U.S. military advisers to South Vietnam to help the government there deal with the Viet Cong campaign.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Robert Mcnamara The Vietnam War: Quicksand for the American Army The American troops were stuck in Vietnam, like quicksand, because of their reluctance to suffer the consequences of a real war and their reluctance to allow the defeat of South Vietnam.
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.What was supposed to be a quick and decisive action soon degenerated into a quagmire, and US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, on April 30, 1975, a North Vietnamese tank drove into the South's Presidential Palace in Ho Chi Minh City and the war ended.^ Many prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City were under 18 years of age.
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^ This concluded on 30 April 1975 when North Vietnamese soldiers captured the city of Saigon and forced the surrender of the South Vietnamese government.
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^ Other children were trafficked from Cambodia into Ho Chi Minh City.
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.Over 55,000 Americans and an estimated 3 million Vietnamese were killed.^ In 1997 it began to pay off about $145 million in debts left by the defeated South Vietnamese government for American food and infrastructure aid.
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^ An estimated 50,000 South Vietnamese were systematically murdered by assassins working for the CIA’s “Phoenix Programme”.
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^ Experts estimate that the disease has affected over 165,000 Vietnamese.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The American Vietnamese war was only one of many that the Vietnamese have fought, but it was the most brutal in its history.^ Tet Offensive Moral Dilemmas in W.D. Ehrhart's Vietnam War Poetry W.D. Ehrhart, a Vietnam veteran, has written many poems that reflect not only the sadness and brutal reality of war, but also the post-traumatic stress that accompanies such experiences.
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^ One of the most popular Vietnamese traditional garments is the " Áo Dài ", worn often for special occasions such as weddings or festivals.
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^ This current conflict is a war only in the sense that it is a civil war with us aiding one side.
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.Over two thirds of the current population was born after 1975. American tourists will receive a particularly friendly welcome in Vietnam, as many young Vietnamese aspire to American culture.^ The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la Since the 1990s, Vietnam has seen a greater exposure to Southeast Asian, European and American culture and media.
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^ Many had children and grandchildren born in Vietnam, but neither the original refugees nor their children enjoyed the same rights as Vietnamese citizens, including the right to own property, comparable access to education, and public medical care.
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^ FRIENDLY FIRE: "Friendly Fire" was a euphemism used during the war in Vietnam to describe air, artillery or small-arms fire from American forces mistakenly directed at American positions.
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Bustling central Hanoi
Bustling central Hanoi
Economic reconstruction of the reunited country has proven difficult. .After the failures of the state-run economy started to become apparent, the country launched a program of đổi mới (renovation), introducing elements of capitalism.^ The government has launched effective education and awareness programs to combat the spread of the disease so Vietnam has not experienced an epidemic as severe as other Asian countries.
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^ However, in this country, the lower to lower middle class has become brainwashed sheep believing every stupid thing the media states, which is owned and controlled by a few individuals.
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^ As Vietnam moved toward a free-market economy with its Đổi mới measures, the government has relied on the print media to keep the public informed about its policies.
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.The policy has proved highly successful, with Vietnam recording near 10% growth yearly (except for a brief interruption during the Asian economic crisis of 1997).^ Corruption and an unclear legal system have severely limited Vietnam ability to attract additional foreign investment since the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A U.S.-Vietnam Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a bridge to future economic cooperation, was signed in 2007 during President Triet's visit to the United States.
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^ DAVID K. SHIPLER, "Robert McNamara and the Ghosts of Vietnam," NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE , August 10, 1997 .
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.The economy is much stronger than those of Cambodia, Laos, and other neighboring developing countries.^ Some members of ethnic minority groups continued to flee to Cambodia and Thailand, reportedly to seek greater economic opportunity or shortcuts to immigration to other countries.
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^ If only they did that with all the ancient palaces, temples and pagodas....imagine how much ancient buildings stil remain today like Angkor Wat and all those hundred years old temples in Cambodia, Laos and Burma.
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^ It's now no different than those other cement temples in Vietnam.
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.Like most Communist countries around the world, there is a fine balance between allowing foreign investors and opening up the market.^ ECONOMY Following economic stagnation after reunification from 1975 to 1985, the 1986 Sixth Party Congress approved broad economic reforms (known as "Doi Moi" or renovation) that introduced market reforms, opened up the country for foreign investment, and dramatically improved Vietnam's business climate.
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^ Communists' robber and spread our own political faith around the world."

^ And there should be a huge number of volunteers; I don’t think Republicans are cowardly blowhards like most Democrats.
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Climate

Vietnam is large enough to have several distinct climate zones.
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  • The South has three somewhat distinct seasons: hot and dry from March to May/June; rainy from June/July to November; and cool and dry from December to February.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 October 2004 September 2004 August 2004 July 2004 June 2004 May 2004 April 2004 March 2004 February 2004 January 2004 December 2003 November 2003 October 2003 September 2003 August 2003 July 2003 June 2003 May 2003 April 2003 March 2003 February 2003 January 2003 December 2002 November 2002 October 2002 September 2002 August 2002 July 2002 June 2002 May 2002 April 2002 March 2002 older articles Categories .
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    ^ Report by Mcnamara After Visit to Vietnam, 30 November 1965 Paper, "Military and Political Actions Recommended for South Vietnam," Probably Written by Mcnamara, 7 December 1965 .
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    ^ Memo from W. Bundy, "Holding On in South Vietnam," 30 June 1965 Memorandum for the President from George Ball, "A Compromise Solution in South Vietnam," 1 July 1965 .
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    .April is the hottest month, with mid-day temperatures of 33°C or more most days.^ The Dai's New Year is celebrated by the Water-splashing Festival that usually lasts three or four days in mid-April.
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    During the rainy season, downpours can happen every afternoon, and occasional street flooding occurs. Temperatures range from stifling hot before a rainstorm to pleasantly cool afterward. Mosquitoes are most numerous in the rainy season. .December to February is the most pleasant time to visit, with cool evenings down to around 20°C.
  • The North has four distinct seasons, with a comparatively chilly winter (temperatures can dip below 15°C in Hanoi), a hot and wet summer and pleasant spring (March-April) and autumn (October-December) seasons.^ The country is largely lush and tropical, though the temperature in the northern mountains can cool to near freezing in the winter and the central regions often experience droughts.
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    ^ During the first six months of FY 2008 (October 2007 to March 2008), 449 adoption visas cases were approved, compared to 353 for the same period in FY 2007.
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    ^ July 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 Recent Tweets .
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    .However, in the Highlands both extremes are amplified, with occasional snow in the winter and temperatures hitting 40°C in the summer.
  • In the Central regions the Hai Van pass separates two different weather patterns of the North starting in Langco (which is hotter in Summer and colder in Winter) from the milder conditions South starting in Danang.^ II CORPS: Central Highlands military region in South Vietnam.
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    ^ The country is largely lush and tropical, though the temperature in the northern mountains can cool to near freezing in the winter and the central regions often experience droughts.
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    ^ These two sides are not, as was the case in Vietnam, originally from two differing political systems which enjoyed separate geographical bases.
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    .North East Monsoon conditions September - February with often strong winds, large sea swells and rain make this a miserable and difficult time to travel through Central Vietnam.^ At the same time, New York City has a reputation as a very bureaucratic city, which makes entry into the neighborhood difficult or even impossible for middle class entrepreneurs.

    ^ The country is largely lush and tropical, though the temperature in the northern mountains can cool to near freezing in the winter and the central regions often experience droughts.
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    ^ The writing on panels in Northern Vietnam architecture are normally in Chinese whereas in Central and South Vietnam, they are often in Chu Quoc Ngu.
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    Normally summers are hot and dry. Global climate is becoming more difficult to predict - except that the extremes are occurring more often and seasons are not as predictable; meaning that storms are more common and stronger than before.

Holidays

.By far the largest holiday of the year is Tết, celebration of the New Year (as marked by the lunar calendar), which takes place between late January and March on the Western calendar.^ New rules take effect in new year .

^ TET: Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday period.
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^ World celebrates New Year .

In the period leading up to Tết, the country is abuzz with preparations. Guys on motorbikes rush around delivering potted tangerine trees and flowering bushes, the traditional household decorations. .People get a little bit stressed out and the elbows get sharper, especially in big cities, where the usual hectic level of traffic becomes almost homicidal.^ To be sure, these infiltrators were usually only lightly armed, but this typically made little difference, materially and especially morally, in the heat of battle.
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^ My third reason moves to an even deeper level of awareness, for it grows out of my experience in the ghettos of the North over the last three years - especially the last three summers.

^ LBGB: little bitty gook boat (small watercraft, usually one or two people, sometimes made from reeds).
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.Then a few days before Tết the pace begins to slow down, as thousands of city residents depart for their ancestral home towns in the provinces.^ I agree that all candidates should be notified of their status as soon as possible, but there are a few unavoidable factors that often slow the process down.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ City residents often congregate to sit and relax at all hours of the day in parks, cafes, or on the street side.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WAKEY: the last day in country before going home.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Finally on the first day of the new year an abrupt transformation occurs: the streets become quiet, almost deserted.^ Barbara Rawnsley Jan 9, 2008 @ 11:23 pm I am a first year university student studying my Bachelor of Nursing to become a registered nurse.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps the most Celebrants crowd Hanoi streets during the Tet lunar New Year celebration in Vietnam.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They celebrate their New Year's Day by dancing and singing.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nearly all shops and restaurants close for three days, (the exception being a few that cater especially to foreign visitors; and hotels operate as usual.^ Foreign journalists are required to renew their visas every three to six months, although the process is routine and there were no reports of any visa renewals being refused.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of these forms are displayed in museums and, with the exception of paintings, are sold in local markets as well as galleries or shops in major cities.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ll try to do some or all of those things over the next few days, and if I do I’ll post an update to this item (and probably a new item, too).
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

)
.In the major cities, streets are decorated with lights and public festivities are organized which attract many thousands of residents.^ City residents often congregate to sit and relax at all hours of the day in parks, cafes, or on the street side.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A large number of public schools have been organized across cities, towns and villages with the purpose of raising the national literacy rate which is already among the highest in the world.
  • Vietnam - Citizendia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC citizendia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But for Vietnamese, Tết is mostly a private, family celebration.^ Vietnam-China relations deteriorated significantly after Hanoi instituted a ban in March 1978 on private trade, mostly affecting Sino-Vietnamese.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On the eve of the new year, families gather together and exchange good wishes (from more junior to more senior) and gifts of "lucky money" (from more senior to more junior).^ A good stop for New Year trip .

^ The most important ritual event in Vietnamese society is the celebration of the Lunar New Year ( Tet Nguyen Dan ) when families gather to welcome the coming of the new year and pay their respects to family ancestors.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other important occasions for feasting are the death anniversaries of family ancestors and the turning of the Lunar New Year or Tet .
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the first three days of the year, the daytime hours are devoted to visiting -- houses of relatives on the first day, closest friends and important colleagues on the second day, and everyone else on the third day.^ At year's end five of eight Cao Dai Church members, sentenced in 2005 to between three and 13 years in prison, remained incarcerated.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first photo I scanned from a book and the second, I took of my friend Khin Suu at Yangon's Shwedagon Temple   .
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first photo was taken in Kunming's Minorities Village   , the second, in Lijiang   and the third in Baisha   .
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Many people also visit pagodas. The evening hours are spent drinking and gambling (men) or chatting, playing, singing karaoke, and enjoying traditional snacks and candy (women and children.)
.Visiting Vietnam during Tết has good points and bad points.^ During Prime Minister Dung's June 2008 visit, the United States and Vietnam committed to undertake Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negotiations.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A U.S.-Vietnam Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a bridge to future economic cooperation, was signed in 2007 during President Triet's visit to the United States.
  • Vietnam (10/09) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On the minus side: modes of transport are jammed just before the holiday as many Vietnamese travel to their home towns; hotels fill up, especially in smaller towns; and your choice of shopping and dining is severely limited in the first days of the new year (with a few places closed up to two weeks).^ TET: Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday period.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vietnamese not snapping up new homes in time for Tet .

^ Hotels prepare for New Year .

.On the plus side, you can observe the preparations and enjoy the public festivities; pagodas are especially active; no admission is charged to those museums and historical sites that stay open; and the foreigner-oriented travel industry of backpacker buses and resort hotels chugs along as usual.^ If you look at the entire plan and especially the architecture (put one picture of Hue and one of Beijing side-by-side), you will find this complex very unique.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where they also speak English.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply Scott, I agree with you that the foreign language 'requirement' is often included in job ads for catalogers even when it is nearly irrelevant for the opening.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.Visitors also stand a chance of being invited to join the festivities, especially if you have some local connections or manage to make some Vietnamese friends during your stay.^ This mistrust originated during the French colonial time when some Catholics collaborated with the French colonists as espionage agents and militiamen to suppress the Vietnamese independence movement.
  • Vietnam - Citizendia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC citizendia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You have nothing in writing, only a verbal promise at second-hand, that I would return you to your friends.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Korean War hasn't been covered much in the media and you'll be hard pressed to find Korean War movies at your local video store.
  • Vietnam - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 11:57 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.When visiting during Tết, it's wise to get settled somewhere at least two days before the new year, and don't try to move again until a couple of days after.^ The Danu Festival, also known as the King Paugu Festival, held on the Yao New Year's day is most important for the Yaos.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But, to try to answer the original question: yes, there does (at least in the New England area) seem to be a scarcity of qualified catalogers.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Two months before the end of its tenure, a new National Assembly shall have been elected.
  • UNHCR | Refworld | Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 19 September 2009 6:41 UTC www.unhcr.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lesser holidays include May 1, the traditional socialist labor day, and September 2, Vietnam's national day.^ Official holidays include: Labor Day (1 May), National Day (2 September), and Teacher's Day (19 November).
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The national anthem of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the music and words of the March to the Front.
  • UNHCR | Refworld | Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 19 September 2009 6:41 UTC www.unhcr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On 1 January 1976 the Vietnamese National Assembly declared the establishment of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, thereby completing the reunification of the Vietnamese nation.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Around those times, trains and planes tend to be sold out, and accommodations at the beach or in Dalat are hard to find.^ Point being: Ah yes, it is exciting to point out those sores and it is time consuming focusing on and addressing those sores; but where the hell are those sores coming from….
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ Oh for those who don't remember Diddy conceived Chance around the same time Kim Porter was pregnant with the twins!
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ I find it hard to believe that an “overwhelming majority” of the Iraqis in those places, at least, support the US presence.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Best to book far in advance.
Map of Vietnam with regions colour-coded
Map of Vietnam with regions colour-coded
North (Hanoi, Bac Ha, Cao Bằng, Cuc Phuong National Park, Dien Bien Phu, Dong Dang, Dong Hoi, Ha Long Bay, Haiphong, Lao Cai, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Tam Coc)
harbors some of the most magnificent views of Vietnam as well as the capital city and the chance to visit indigenous hill tribes
Central Coast (Cham Islands, Da Nang, Dong Ha, Hoi An, Hue, My Son, Na Meo, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, Thanh Hoa, Vinh)
the ancient city of Hue (Huế) is the home of the still recent Vietnamese kings and in Hoi An features one of the nicest old seacoast towns in Vietnam
Central Highlands (Buon Ma Thuot, Dalat, Kontum, Ngoc Hoi)
lush forest covered hills featuring indigenous tribes and the occasional elephant
South (Con Dao, Can Tho, Chau Doc , Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, My Tho, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Vinh Long,)
the economic engine of Vietnam, built around Ho Chi Minh City but also covering the lush and little-visited Mekong Delta, the rice basket of Vietnam
  • Hanoi (Hà Nội) - the capital
  • Haiphong (Hải Phòng) - the "port city", a major port in north Vietnam
  • Can Tho (Cần Thơ) - the largest city in southwest Vietnam
  • Dalat (Đà Lạt) - the largest city in the highlands
  • Da Nang (Đà Nẵng) - a major port in central Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) - Vietnam's largest city and the economic centre of the south, formerly Saigon (Sài Gòn)
  • Hoi An (Hội An) - delightfully well-preserved ancient port, near the ruins of Mỹ Sơn
  • Hue (Huế) - former home of Vietnam's emperors
  • Nha Trang - burgeoning beach resort
  • Phan Thiet (Phan Thiết) - "the resort capital" with Mui Ne beach.
  • Vinh - the major city in northern Vietnam with very nice Cua lo beach.
  • Con Dao (Côn Đảo) island
  • Cu Chi (Củ Chi), site of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • The DMZ
  • Ha Long Bay (Vịnh Hạ Long) - famous for its unearthly scenery
  • Kontum - A relaxed little town providing access to a number of minority villages.
  • Mui Ne (Mũi Né) - beach resorts
  • Tay Ninh (Tây Ninh) - main temple of the Cao Đài
  • Tam Coc (Tam Cốc) - In Ninh Binh province south to Hanoi with Ha Long-bay-like sceneries on rice paddies
  • Vung Tau (Vũng Tàu) - fishing town

Get in

.Visitors from the following countries do not require a visa and can stay for the following number of days.^ Maximum stay in Vietnam: 30 days Group discounts Submit Vietnam business visa application Add Vietnam to Selection, and apply for more visas Vietnam visa for citizens of United States is required for more information please contact the nearest Vietnam embassy .
  • Vietnam Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Vietnamese Visas Online. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC vietnam.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maximum stay in Vietnam: 30 days Group discounts Submit Vietnam tourist visa application Add Vietnam to Selection, and apply for more visas 1 Select the type of Vietnam business visa application: .
  • Vietnam Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Vietnamese Visas Online. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC vietnam.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • 15 days: Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Russia
  • 30 days: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia
.All other nationalities will require a visa in advance to visit Vietnam.^ God bless America and all other nations!
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I was watching John McCain and Bob Graham yacking at each other on Meet the Press yesterday, and good lord, this is sounding more like Vietnam all the time.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tourist visa required Business visa required 1 Select the type of Vietnam tourist visa application: .
  • Vietnam Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Vietnamese Visas Online. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC vietnam.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A single-entry tourist visa valid for 30 days costs US$35(although exact fees vary depending on issuing country) and takes around 4-7 days to process; express visas take 2-3 days at twice the price.^ Foreign journalists are required to renew their visas every three to six months, although the process is routine and there were no reports of any visa renewals being refused.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An aside to the issue of cataloging expertise: the process of bibliographical cataloging takes an analytical mind capable of handling (and enyoying?
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Although US lost this war, President Clinton, visited this country a few years ago, the people cheered at him, and generally Vietnam is not considered an enemy country.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.If purchasing your visa from the Vietnamese embassy in London, a 30-day single entry visa will cost you £38, plus £8 postage if you need it posted back to you (oddly, this information is not available on the embassy's own website).^ Palast told Truthout: "All you need is the most minor error, like you didn't use your middle initial in your registration; not enough postage cost a third of a million votes in the US the last time around because most ballots are two stamps, not one.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ For instance, if you include a list of the courses you took in library school, or of your language competencies in your resume, you need not include them in the letter.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maximum stay in Vietnam: 30 days Group discounts Submit Vietnam business visa application Add Vietnam to Selection, and apply for more visas Vietnam visa for citizens of United States is required for more information please contact the nearest Vietnam embassy .
  • Vietnam Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Vietnamese Visas Online. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC vietnam.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A 30-day visa can also be obtained from the Vietnamese consulate in Battambang, Cambodia, at a cost of US$35, with visas taking 2-3 days to process, although exact entry and exit points have to be specified.^ Maximum stay in Vietnam: 30 days Group discounts Submit Vietnam tourist visa application Add Vietnam to Selection, and apply for more visas 1 Select the type of Vietnam business visa application: .
  • Vietnam Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Vietnamese Visas Online. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC vietnam.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the year the government liberalized travel restrictions for overseas Vietnamese, adopting a multiple-entry visa program for "qualified" persons.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Foreign journalists are required to renew their visas every three to six months, although the process is routine and there were no reports of any visa renewals being refused.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In general, visas are now valid for all entry and exit points.
.Some Vietnamese Embassies offer a "While you wait service" (May 2008), where a single entry visa can be gained in 15 minutes.^ Singles » vietnamese dating services for singles said: .
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ During the year the government liberalized travel restrictions for overseas Vietnamese, adopting a multiple-entry visa program for "qualified" persons.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers should be aware that the Vietnamese Department of International Adoptions (DIA) suspended the acceptance of new adoption dossiers on July 1, 2008.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This service costs US$92, but is approved instantly. You are required to bring a valid passport, passport photo and cash payment (cards not accepted).
.A fairly convoluted visa on arrival process has recently been introduced, but this requires a prior application to Hanoi and is generally intended mostly for groups and citizens of countries without Vietnamese embassies.^ Rice is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine, eaten three meals a day, but rice is also exported as well—mostly to African countries.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If a person dies without a pre-stipulated arrangement, Vietnamese law requires an equal distribution of property among the next of kin.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vietnamese officials have informed the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi that similar investigations are occurring in other provinces.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Visa upon arrival can be recieved if you are comming from Laos right on the border control. .It takes 10 to 20 minutes and cost about $35 US for most nations (2009).^ The road has cost US$500 million to build; US$10 million, or 2 percent, of that has been spent on clearing UXO, far in excess of the amount budgeted.
  • Landmine Monitor (LM): Landmine Monitor 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC lm.icbl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Phần 2 Gửi bởi: Hungnt_E1F2 trong 20 Tháng Hai, 2009, 10:47:49 am .
  • Trang để in - Chủ đề dành cho hỏi đáp, yêu cầu, thắc mắc nhỏ.... về các vấn đề quân sự - Phần 2 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.quansuvn.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Phần 2 Gửi bởi: OldBuff trong 20 Tháng Tư, 2009, 10:07:08 am .
  • Trang để in - Chủ đề dành cho hỏi đáp, yêu cầu, thắc mắc nhỏ.... về các vấn đề quân sự - Phần 2 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.quansuvn.net [Source type: Academic]

.This Visa on Arrival works fine, you get it quick after you paid for it (with credit card, 1 day), costs 18 US$ then you pay still 26 US$ at the arrival for the stamp in the pass.^ Additional hours require overtime pay at one and one-half times the regular wage, two times the regular wage for weekdays off, and three times the regular wage for holidays and paid leave days.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pre-approved letter with code for picking up visa upon arrival Vietnam at the airports of Hanoi capital city, Ho Chi Minh or Saigon city and Danang city.^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued an update announcing that the USCIS office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will have sole jurisdiction over all Form I-600s filed on behalf of a Vietnamese child on or after October 29, 2007.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you come from Bangkok to Saigon you have to present this approval letter by the check-in, otherwise no check-in in BKK (Air Asia)!^ You have no idea how UNimpressive it is to read a letter in which a candidate has mistyped her/his own name.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL WORRIED ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK OF YOU, YOU ARE OWNED BY THEM. ONLY WHEN YOU REQUIRE NO APPROVAL FROM OUTSIDE YOURSELF CAN YOU OWN YOURSELF. October 15, 2008 6:10 AM .
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

Vietnam has moved away from the old A4 carbon copy arrival forms. .Recently, they have started to use arrival/departure cards which are very similar to those found in Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore.^ Even cambodia when they build new big and grandeur buildings they use their old elements.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Rakhines speak a dialect of Burman and are very similar to the Burmans   in culture and dress but they have been more influenced by the proximity of India with which they have traded throughout their history.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In South Vietnam, it is hot and humid all year around so woods can't be used, or else, they will get rotten very quickly and lose strength.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Keep the departure portion of this just as safe as your passport, as you will have to produce it when leaving the country to avoid a fine.^ It's like you live in an ancient house, someone introduces you to new materials and before you do any calculation of any sort you just stick those materials onto your house.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe I should just save ya names so I aint gotta keep typing them cause I always leave someone off too.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope to get names of those interested in being included in the memorial, I don't require any proof or dd-214's just your word and your name so we can honor you.
  • Vietnam Public Links theBattleZone.com - 11 September 2009 11:57 UTC thebattlezone.com [Source type: General]

.Depending on the present level of SARS, avian flu you may be subjected to a so-called health-check.^ I believe I have the CBU and SU numbers correct, but you may wish to check it out.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dear Judith, I wrote one posting on this subject, which you may quote if applicable.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.There is no examination, though, but yet another form to fill in and, of course, another fee.^ Vietnam has yet to publish a schedule of fees, as required by the bilateral agreement, and while there may be differences of opinion about the amount of authority the DIA may have in theory, no one disputes that in practices it is not taking remedial or punitive actions.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Quang Binh, there are no in-school programs yet in the province; the only MRE is provided in areas where ongoing clearance efforts are taking place.
  • Landmine Monitor (LM): Landmine Monitor 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC lm.icbl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another person in my position might choose not to do most of the formal presentations, but there is no way to avoid committee work :).
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.If you can get hold of a handful of dong it is only 2000 dong per person, but they charge US$2 for the same "service" if you only have greenbacks!^ You have nothing in writing, only a verbal promise at second-hand, that I would return you to your friends.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So it should only be used in a context where you want each character to use the same space, or where you want to imitate traditional typewriting.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In general only persons formally charged with capital crimes were assigned lawyers.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By plane

.Vietnam has international airports at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang.^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued an update announcing that the USCIS office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will have sole jurisdiction over all Form I-600s filed on behalf of a Vietnamese child on or after October 29, 2007.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Direct flights are available from Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Brunei, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Macau, Qatar, Turkey and the United States.^ Women also were trafficked to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and the United States.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With little early contact with China, Cambodia developed as a purely sub-Indian civilization, with contact by way of the already existing Indian culture of Indonesia.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Security Treaty Between the United States, Australia, and New Zealand (ANZUS); September 1, 1951 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

However, non-stop long-distance flights are limited and most visitors transit via Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei.

By train

.There are direct international train services from Nanning and Beijing in China to Hanoi.^ There was reported trafficking in women to the Macau Special Administrative Region of China with the assistance of organizations in China that were ostensibly marriage service bureaus, international labor organizations, and travel agencies.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most require a change of trains at the border at Pingxiang/Dong Dang, but the Chinese-operated daily Nanning express (T871/MR2) runs through, although it still spends about four hours at the border for immigration.^ The Shui idiom belongs to the Tai   linguistic family like that of their Buyi   , Dong   and Zhuang   neighbours but most of them also speak Chinese now.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This pattern still largely remains with women performing most of the essential tasks for running the household such as cooking, cleaning, going to market, and caring for children.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By law foreign journalists are required to address all questions to government agencies through the Foreign Ministry, although in practice this procedure was often ignored.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Kunming-Hanoi line was shut down by landslides in 2002 and, as of 2009, remains closed. .There are no train links to Cambodia.^ Cassie B. Says: January 2nd, 2005 at 2:26 pm There has been no evidence to prove a link between Bin Laden and Iraq.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There was a shortage of trained lawyers and judges, and there was no independent bar association.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By road

Cambodia

.There are at least four border crossings between Cambodia and Vietnam that can be used by foreigners.^ Cambodia, Vietnam open up cross-border river trade .

^ In Northern Vietnam, there are limestones and marbles everywhere so there are a good number of temples using it.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As we all know, there are multiple entities, governmental and non-governmental, involved in the on-going negotiations around re-establishing the MOA between the US and Vietnam.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

These include:
  • Bavet - Moc Bai
  • Kaam Samnor - Vinh Xuong (in some guidebooks as Tonle Mekong. Near Chau Doc in Vietnam)
  • Phnom Den - Tinh Bien
  • Xa Xia, Vietnam/Prek Chak, Cambodia (Ha Tien crossing, Cambodian Visas not available)
.The Vietnamese consulate in Sihanoukville issues 30 day tourist visas on a same-day basis.^ Vietnam's people is Liberation Day (30 April) that commemorates the South Vietnamese government's surrender.
  • Culture of Vietnam - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

China

There are three border crossings between China and Vietnam that can be used by foreigners:
  • Dongxing - Mong Cai (by road; onward travel Mong Cai to Ha Long by sea or by road)
  • Hekou - Lao Cai (by road and/or rail, but no international passenger train services)
  • Youyi Guan - Huu Nghi Quan (Friendship Pass - by road and/or rail)

Laos

.There are at least six border crossings between Laos and Vietnam that can be used by foreigners.^ In Northern Vietnam, there are limestones and marbles everywhere so there are a good number of temples using it.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As we all know, there are multiple entities, governmental and non-governmental, involved in the on-going negotiations around re-establishing the MOA between the US and Vietnam.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Between 1991 and 1998, 37 soldiers were killed during mine clearance operations along Vietnam’s northern borders.
  • Landmine Monitor (LM): Landmine Monitor 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC lm.icbl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

These include:
  • Donsavanh - Lao Bao
  • Kaew Neua - Cau Treo (Keo Nua Pass)
  • Nam Can
  • Tay Trang

Get around

By plane

.Flights are the fastest way to travel the distance of this long country; the trip from Hanoi to HCMC will take about 2 hours by plane.^ In that report, McCain was quoted describing the number of aircraft in his flight, information about rescue ships, and the order of which his attack was supposed to take place.
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

.There are quite many flights connecting the two largest cities, Hanoi and HCMC, to major towns such as Da Nang, Hai Phong, Can Tho, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Phu Quoc.^ Hai Phong gets $1.5bil new town .

^ There were credible reports that party officials pressured many self-nominated candidates to withdraw or found such candidates to be "ineligible" to run.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lạt, Mũi Né hay Nha Trang mà thôi.

.Most of these flights are cheap compared to North American or European standards.^ It seems to me (as a white male) that most things remain easier for us in North American society.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.For example, a return connecting Hanoi to Da Nang will probably run around $80 US (including all taxes).^ As we all know, there are multiple entities, governmental and non-governmental, involved in the on-going negotiations around re-establishing the MOA between the US and Vietnam.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Domestic carriers are Vietnam Airlines [2], Jetstar Pacific [3].^ Vietnam Airlines puts up domestic flight prices .

^ Former Jetstar Pacific’s General Director banned from leaving Vietnam .

Indochina Airlines ceased operations as of November 2009. [4]

By train

.Although more expensive than buses, trains are undoubtedly the most comfortable way to travel overland in Vietnam.^ Vietnam had Khe Sahn, the Tet Offensive, and in fact was a more fore-on-force war than Iraq.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In most categories of institutions, reference librarians get about $1K more than catalogers.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After their power declined, there were more than 30 small Shan states, most of which paid tribute to the Burman kings.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is one major train line in Vietnam, the 1723-kilometer trunk between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, on which the Reunification Express runs.^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued an update announcing that the USCIS office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will have sole jurisdiction over all Form I-600s filed on behalf of a Vietnamese child on or after October 29, 2007.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Ho Chi Minh exhibition opens .

.HCMC to Hanoi is more than 30 hours, and overnight hops between major destinations are usually possible, if not entirely convenient.^ After their power declined, there were more than 30 small Shan states, most of which paid tribute to the Burman kings.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Sino-Tibetan languages comprise more than 300 languages and major dialects, chief among them being Chinese, Tibetan, and Burmese.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of them live in southern Yunnan but a few are scattered over a wide area of more than 30 other counties in Yunnan.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's a good way to see the countryside and meet upper-middle class locals, but unless you are traveling in a sleeper car it is no more comfortable than buses.^ It’s about people who were targeted for no reason other than that they were of a certain way of life.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the Chinese Empire and Chinese colonization survive, with no more justification than the precedents of the Mongol and Manchurian Empires.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The government continued to implement a family planning policy that urged families to have no more than two children, but the policy emphasized exhortation and education rather than coercion.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.AC Soft or hard sleeper is recommended, and purchasing as early as possible is a good idea as popular berths and routes are often bought out by tour companies and travel agents well before the departure time (hence being told the train is sold out at a station ticket window or popular tour company office does not mean there are no tickets available--they've simply been bought by another reseller).^ They produced food and other goods used directly in prisons or sold on local markets, reportedly to purchase items for their personal use.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does *anyone* out there pay cataloging positions a better salary as a "scarce commodity?"
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There does not appear to be enough data (time) in the Iraq data to make similar predictions, which probably means it will go on longer (not a hard prediction to make).
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Booking at the train station itself is generally the safest way, just prepare on a piece of paper the destination, date, time, no.^ All us VETERANS have come a long way in our hopes and dreams…, I’m just a lightweight compared to most veterans in time of war.
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ Just use concrete in the way you'd use wood, or carve details and lines on it to make it feel and look as if it was made in pieces like wood.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Especially since no other country at this time will allow US troops to be stationed on thier soil.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

of pax and class. .However, unsold tickets can often be bought last minute from people hanging around at the station--a train is rarely sold out for real, as the railway company will add cars when demand is high.^ However, some mine survivors reportedly did not take advantage of the free treatment as they could not afford the train ticket from remote provinces to Hanoi.
  • Landmine Monitor (LM): Landmine Monitor 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC lm.icbl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Was Saddam at the controls as well and parachuted out at the last minute or what?
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Commissions on these tickets will drop away as the departure time draws nearer.
.Be cautious when using a travel agent to purchase your train tickets, since there is nothing printed on the ticket saying the class you are booked in.^ If a requirement is knowledge of AAACR2, did you study it in a class, or did you use it for ten years as a paraprofessional?
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Says: November 9th, 2003 at 11:09 am Scott McBrainwashed–9/11 has nothing to do with Iraq, except that it provided a useful manipulation for americans just like you to be drunk on nationalism and fear to not see what was really happening in Iraq.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.This results in a common scam with private travel agents where you will pay them to book a soft-sleeper ticket, they then book you a cheaper hard-sleeper ticket, and you don't know you've been scammed until you board the train and your berths are in the lower class.^ I've noticed that most libraries are still letting you know if you are > not chosen to interview, but if you come in for an interview and aren't > contacted again, you're supposed to assume they chose the other person.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They don’t care what religion you are, they don’t even care if you hate America.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ More importantly, they don't know how little competition they'll face (i.e., how much easier it is to rise to the top of the heap).
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

By then with the train on the verge of departing it is too late to go back to the scamming agent to demand compensation.
.In addition, there are shorter routes from Hanoi leading northwest and northeast, with international crossings into China.^ In addition, there was evidence that small children and infants were sometimes kidnapped and sold to traffickers in China and other countries.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One of the most popular of the shorter routes is the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (with bus service from Lao Cai to the tourist destination of Sapa).^ While never designed for it, and certainly never sanctioned, claymores became one of the most popular field stoves in the war.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ministry piloted three bus routes accommodated for persons with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City and another such route in Hanoi.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Always try to buy your tickets at least 3 days in advance, to avoid disappointment, especially during peak holiday season, during which you should try to book at least a week in advance.^ BUT, for instance, if you held a position called "Cataloging Assistant III" and it was in fact professional in all but name, your letter should point that out.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you leak once, you probably will leak again, if you are trying to protect your own interests.
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ An interview is the place to explain your experience in detail, a resume > and cover letter should want us to hear more about you.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

By bus

.Long-distance bus services connect most cities in Vietnam.^ Most troubling, U.S. officials have discovered repeated instances of fraud and corruption in connection with some adoption cases in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Most depart early in the morning to accommodate traffic and late afternoon rains, or run overnight. It is important to note that average road speeds are typically quite slow, even when travelling between cities. .For example a 276 km journey from the mekong delta to Ho chi minh city by bus will likely take about 8 hours.^ Ho Chi Minh (municipality) .
  • Provinces of Vietnam 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC hanoi.not.free.fr [Source type: Academic]

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued an update announcing that the USCIS office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will have sole jurisdiction over all Form I-600s filed on behalf of a Vietnamese child on or after October 29, 2007.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Public Buses travel between the cities' bus stations. .In bigger places, you often have to use local transport to get into the city center from there.^ Tokyo is crowded but there are places you can go and unwind and relax.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Indeed, some strange things are going on and many more factors are coming into play than there used to be.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you get a chance to walk into the buildings of both of these places, you can compare and clearly see the differences in the wood work, painting, roof decorations, etc...
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Buses are generally in reasonable shape, and you have the chance to interact with locals.
Open Tour buses are run by a multitude of tour companies. .They cater especially to tourists, offering ridiculous low rates (Hanoi to HCMC: US$20-25) and door-to-door service to your desired hostel.^ This graph I believe will be much more robust than your death rate graph since it wouldn’t include the effects of the US countermeasures.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In your letter of application, address ALL the required and desired qualities one by one (preferably in the order in which they appear in the ad).
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In your > letter of application, address ALL the required and desired qualities > one by one (preferably in the order in which they appear in the ad).
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.You can break the journey at any point and continue on a bus of the same company any time later, or simply buy tickets just for the stage you're willing to cover next.^ Hover round a certain food section but don't buy anything from that section, they're workout from the recieved RFID data that you were interested but didn't bite, so lets send the card holder a voucher to get them the bite next time.
  • Next 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC wristease.com [Source type: General]

^ At this point I’m willing to say you have to be a fucking moron to vote for McCain.
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a bit too much of a mix of East Asian, Southeast Asian and European architectural styles to the point where you just don't know what it's trying to be.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Note that if you're not planning to make more than 3-4 stops, it might be cheaper to buy separate tickets as you go (ie Hanoi to Hue can be had for as little as US$5).^ I felt a little awkward doing that the first few times, but it shows that you really are interested in the position, and face it, they're not going to throw your application out because you had the temerity to call them.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Get some freeking balls, why don’t you go on to the frontlines and die, lol, you’re a loser.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those of us who are teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're going to have.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Most hotels and guesthouses can book seats for any connection, although you're better to shop around at travel agents, as prices will vary on any given ticket/bus company. .Going to the bus company office may net you a commission-free fare, but most major bus operators have fixed pricing policies, which can only be circumvented through a travel agent.^ You have to go to the country side in Vn and sêe, 7-8pm people are all in bed inside their mosquito nets.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hello, you signed up for the military, a free education, but the risk of going to war comes with it.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since tour companies charge very little, they do make commission on their stop-offs which are often at souvenir shops, where you do not have to buy; they always have toilets and drinks and water available for purchase.^ Shaw said, ( you better check that ear, it’s bleeding profusely…, and all I did was make movement by taking off my headset to readjust it!
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ Working at LC, you *know* that you are working in a very large library, and that being large makes things different, but you (and by this, I mean "I") don't understand HOW different, and in what manner.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, why = shouldn't they since the employer does not waste any time on telling them = they were unqualified and need to read the ads a little better.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.The estimated time for a bus trip will not be accurate and may be an additional couple of hours sometimes, due to the number of stop offs.^ Additional hours require overtime pay at one and one-half times the regular wage, two times the regular wage for weekdays off, and three times the regular wage for holidays and paid leave days.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Collecting the passengers at the start of the journey can also take quite a while too. Always be at least half an hour early to catch the bus. .Try not to drink too much water, as rest stops, especially for overnight buses, may be just somewhere where there are a lot of bushes.^ Trying to figure… pointing out those sores… is just too much bs, a smoke screen obscuring the real issues at hand….
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a bit too much of a mix of East Asian, Southeast Asian and European architectural styles to the point where you just don't know what it's trying to be.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There was a lot of debate about "justification" of the killing of a 16 yr old (just think about the C-Murder case).
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

Vietnamese buses are made for Vietnamese people - bigger Westerners will be very uncomfortable, especially on overnight buses. .Also, many Vietnamese are not used to riding on long-haul buses, and will sometimes get sick - not very pleasant if you are stuck on an overnight bus with several Vietnamese throwing up behind you.^ TIGER BALM: a foul-smelling oil used by many Vietnamese to ward off evil spirits.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ COOK-OFF: a situation where an automatic weapon has fired so many rounds that the heat has built up enough in the weapon to set off the remaining rounds without using the trigger mech.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I fear too many have already died, and I doubt very much that the person who wants you on the front lines has volunteered to go to Iraq.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Even if you are sometimes bus-sick, it is advisable to book a sit at the middle rather than at the front of the bus.^ The evening, which had seemed rather short, turned out to have lasted longer than the previous dinner experience.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.First, you will avoid viewing directly the short-sighted risks the driver is taking on the way.^ Don't you think you are taking considerable risks in coming here and adopting this attitude?'
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm not dissagrêe with you, I just want to know I felt the same way as you the first time I saw it.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Second, you will somewhat escape the loud noise of unceasing honkings (each time the bus passes another vehicle, that is about every 10 seconds).^ Then think for a second about your answer and how it doesn’t matter what you answered, you would be dead if you where in those buildings.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You could experiment with different time intervals for the filter and pick the shortest window that gets rid of most of the “noise” (to use a terrible analogy).
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I can help by telling my 30 students about your applicant ratios, and pass along the info to students at another IU campus.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although the bus company will usually be happy to collect you at your hotel or guest house, boarding at the company office will guarantee a choice of seats and you'll avoid getting stuck at the back or unable to sit next to your travelling companions.^ You figure you'll call the gas company, maybe there was an outage.
  • Next 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC wristease.com [Source type: General]

^ BITCH, WOMEN get caught into things too, don't you dare say some shit like that about Men collectively just because you ain't happy with the way your relationship went.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ You can find your Representatives phone numbers and email address at www.house.gov .
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The offices are generally located in or near the tourist area of town, and a short walk might make your trip that much more pleasant.^ This graph I believe will be much more robust than your death rate graph since it wouldn’t include the effects of the US countermeasures.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As you move up (if you do), your first step "up" is much more likely to be VERY different from the step you moved up from.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The UN might not provoke such hostility, and be more interested in the making world (as a whole!
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.A scam that you may encounter is that after arriving at your location, the guides will ask you whether you have booked a hotel.^ You may ask who's stealing your votes.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications > and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in > your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When you've finished your letter, read it over and ask yourself if you are being redundant or chatty.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.Even though you haven't, say that you have and prepare the name of a hotel.^ What you're basically saying is that even though it is a false signature of VN temple it is acceptable even though it isn't of good quality.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I knew a girl named Nikki, I guess you could say she's a sex fiend, I met her a hotel lobby masturbatin to a magazine October 15, 2008 12:17 AM .
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ If you look at VN temples even though they're small they look big (until someone stands next to it).
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you say you have not booked one, they will charter a taxi for you and probably drop you at a hotel which they can collect commission.^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you watched all the videos on Mc Cain they talked about a book, in that book are a ton of named and quoted references.
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ A pile that gets a letter restating = the qualifications and that the applicant didn't meet them and a pile that = gets one saying they met minimum qualifications, but others had more = desirable qualifications.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.If you decide not to stay, things may get a little ugly, as they will demand that you pay the taxi fare, which they may quote as several times the actual fare for a ten minute ride.^ I felt a little awkward doing that the first few times, but it shows that you really are interested in the position, and face it, they're not going to throw your application out because you had the temerity to call them.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you watched all the videos on Mc Cain they talked about a book, in that book are a ton of named and quoted references.
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ If we > interview 3, and all are considered acceptable, we make the offer to the > first choice person, and have to give them time to decide, and they may > want to negotiate something (like appointment with tenure) that will take > a while.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.WARNING - Be very careful of your possessions on the overnight bus, people (including bus employees) have been known to look through passengers bag's and take expensive items such as ipods and phones and sell them on for profit.^ Joint Council has received overwhelming support for this campaign, and we appreciate your phone calls and e-mails on such short notice.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you are travelling with an Ipod DO NOT FALL ASLEEP WITH IT IN YOUR EAR, as the chances are it will be nowhere to be found in the morning.^ Check out the morning rumors when you get a chance.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ "Once you sign that provisional ballot, the chances are officially one in three that your ballot will be thrown in the garbage can," said Palast.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

.Simply get a padlock for your hangluggage and lock everything up in there before you go to sleep.^ So, some not so gentleman said,(take your med’s and go to sleep)…, as a comment to this post!
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

^ Even if we could, although there are certainly exceptional > paraprofessionals who "soak up" everything, and become > wonderful at library work, catalogers do not just sit there and > catalog.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ China never gave up its claims, but there was altogether too much going on elsewhere for the Chinese to worry about the inoffensive Tibetans.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

By car

.International driving licenses are not accepted in Vietnam.^ The Department of International Adoptions in Vietnam has licensed a total of 9 US adoption agencies (7 of whom are JCICS members).
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following is a list of Joint Council on International Childrens Services U.S. member agencies who are currently licensed by Vietnam to process adoptions.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The concept of renting a car to drive yourself is almost non-existent, and when Vietnamese speak of renting a car they always mean hiring a car with a driver.^ When you live > in Europe, you can drive to a foreign country where they speak a > language different from yours the way my family drives to Wisconsin for > vacation.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When you live in Europe, you can drive to a foreign country where they speak a language different from yours the way my family drives to Wisconsin for vacation.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I live in the Midwest, and I just have to drive to the grocery store to hear people speaking different languages-- Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.(After a short time on local roads with their crazy traffic, you will be glad you left the driving to a professional.^ C_A_K-hey lovely...been missin that gorgeous smile...i been seein you pop up 'er now & then...glad to see you droppin in on us from time to time.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

) .Since few Vietnamese own cars, they have frequent occasion to hire vehicles for family outings, special occasions, etc., and a thriving industry exists to serve that need.^ The Vietnamese cosmetics industry needs a makeover .

^ They have their own social and kinship organization, based on the village and the extended family (parents, married sons, and their families).
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think that was when we were still France's colony, and I guess Vietnamese at the time felt inferior to the French so they themselves sort of helped the French destroy our own culture.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Vietnamese can easily charter anything from a small car to a 32-seat bus, for one day or several. Tourists can tap into that market indirectly by way of hotels and tour agents found in every tourist area. Additionally, international car brands have started to surface. .Budget Car Rental, one of the largest car rental companies in the world, now offers chauffeur driven services in Vietnam.^ (Distance learning) I have checked the listing of accredited library schools and one has an Internet offering which currently is Marketing Information Services.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hiring a small car for a day trip returning to the point of origin costs around US$60 for eight hours (though the price changes with the cost of gas).^ The law sets normal working hours at eight hours per day, with a mandatory 24-hour break each week.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.(If you shop around and bargain hard for the lowest possible price, you will probably get an older, more beat-up car.^ Your little charts are for innocent little deer that get caught in your spotlight of “data, so you can then shoot them up with more lies.com .
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't see how it is more Chinese than the older VNese architecture like you said.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you move up (if you do), your first step "up" is much more likely to be VERY different from the step you moved up from.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.If you are paying more than bare minimum, it's worth asking what sort of car it will be, and holding out for something comfortable.^ Condominiums worth more than half a billion US dollars to be built .

^ Hell, in America people don’t turn out to vote because of apathy, rain, heat, lines that might have more than 20 people in them.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In March more than 7,000 workers at a Mabuchi Motor Company plant in Dong Nai went on strike for more pay and better working conditions.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .Few drivers speak any English, so make sure you tell the hotel/agent exactly where you want to go, and have that communicated to the driver.^ Those of us who are teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're going to have.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Have you ever tried to tell someone’s wife who was killed in New York that George Bush is going to war because he wants their oil.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You might be surprised at how John McCain was pardoned, when in fact - the POW’s left behind wanted to tell their side of the story!
  • John McCain blocks investigation of missing POW's and MIA's to save his political career. | Polidics.com 20 September 2009 7:10 UTC polidics.com [Source type: General]

It's also possible to hire a car and driver for inter-city travel, at somewhat higher cost. .A small car from Saigon to the beach resort of Mui Ne, a 4- or 5-hour trip depending on traffic, costs about US$70, and Dalat to Mui Ne about US$90. Long distance travel by car may be a good choice for several people traveling together, as it provides a flexible schedule and flexible access to remote sites.^ Bin Laden and Al Qaida were in existence long before GWB and executed several terror attacks against the US during the Clinton administration.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why is it that library schools see Continuing Education as a workshop here, an institute there, but provide no access to the courses those of us who have been practicing for twenty years or so definitely need to stay current?
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Embassy can work together with adoption service providers, Vietnams Department of International Adoptions, and local authorities to resolve issues such as the scheduling of a Giving and Receiving Ceremony.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jcics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Keep in mind that long-distance road travel in Vietnam by whatever means (bus or car) is slow, with average speed less than 50 km/hour.^ Sydney guide Less text than the Sydney travel guide and more images.

^ NEWBIE: any person with less time in Vietnam than the speaker.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Highway 1, the north-south backbone of the country, is a two-lane road with very heavy truck and bus traffic.^ What I mean is this: in the Vietnam conflict we were at war with a country, North Vietnam, to enable its defeat by another country, South Vietnam, each with a specific geographical location and political system.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Generally speaking, describing Vietnamese driving habits as atrocious would be an understatement.^ I live in the Midwest, and I just have to drive to the grocery store to hear people speaking different languages-- Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Road courtesy is non-existent and drivers generally do not check their blind spot or wing mirrors. .Vietnamese drivers also tend to use their horn very often to get motorcyclists out of their way.^ An excellent movie, largely faithful to the book, We Were Soldiers goes out of its way to portray the (North) Vietnamese soldiers as human, brave, sincere, and dedicated.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

In addition, most roads do not have lane markings and even on those that do, drivers generally ignore the lane markings. .As such, driving yourself in Vietnam is not recommended and you should leave your transportation needs in the hands of professionals.^ You have nothing in writing, only a verbal promise at second-hand, that I would return you to your friends.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For instance, if you include a list of the courses you took in library school, or of your language competencies in your resume, you need not include them in the letter.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If that is your approach then you can’t compare Vietnam with Iraq either.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

By cycle

.Adventurous travelers may wish to see Vietnam by motorcycle or bicycle.^ SETH MYDANS, "Vietnam Sees War's Legacy in Its Young," New York Times, May 16, 1999 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Several adventure travel tours provide package tours with equipment. .Most of the population gets around on two wheels, so it's an excellent way to get closer to the people, as well as off the beaten path.^ Today, most Hmong live in Guizhou where they number around 7 million people.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What pisses me off is the fact that she wants people to feel sorry for her, and it's like "Honey, you knew what you were getting yourself into".
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ The Malay's ancestors were most probably a people of coastal Borneo who expanded into Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula as a result of their trading and seafaring way of life.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Bicycles can be rented cheaply in many cities, and are often a great way of covering larger distances. Good spots for cycling are Dalat, Hoi An and Hue. .On the other hand, attempting to cycle in Hanoi or HCMC is virtually suicide without proper experience of traffic rules (or lack thereof.^ It was an interesting experience as we managed to satisfy each other's curiosity without having a common language.
  • People of South East Asia 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC berclo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

)
.In cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, parking bicycles on the sidewalks is not allowed, and you'll have to go to a pay parking lot.^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Ho Chi Minh exhibition opens .

2000 dong per bike.

By motorcycle taxi

The xe ôm (literally 'hugging vehicle') is a common mode of transport for Vietnamese as well as tourists. .They are widely available and reasonably cheap -- about 10,000 dong for a 10 minute trip, which should get you anywhere within the city center.^ December 8th, 2008, 10:44 AM They should restore Chua Quynh Lam too, It looked so deserted .
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It may seem unfair to treat applicants who burden you with an application for a position for which they are unqualified, but I see no reason that we should let others determine the level of ethics and politeness we practice.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s about people who were targeted for no reason other than that they were of a certain way of life.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Walk the city streets, and every couple of minutes a guy will flag your attention and say "You !!^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications > and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in > your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Will you put a bumper sticker on your car that says, “Bush Sr and I contributed to the deaths of 10,000 kurds” ?
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

MotoBike?" Longer trips to outlying areas can be negotiated for 20-25,000 dong. Always agree on the fare before starting your trip. .As with most things, a tourist will often be quoted an above-market price initially, and you need to be firm.^ You do not need to hide behind foolish speculation of how things could be or would be if this or that happened.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.If quoted anything over 10,000 dong for a short trip, remind the driver that you could take an air-con taxi for 15,000 so forget it.^ Will you put a bumper sticker on your car that says, “Bush Sr and I contributed to the deaths of 10,000 kurds” ?
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If it’s 1 civilian killed for every 3 Iraqi soldiers or 10 or 15, then military deaths were 36,000 or 120,000 or 180,000.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Occasionally drivers will demand more than the negotiated price at the end, so it's best to have exact change handy.^ This is indicated in the King list as no more than a change in dynasty.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

Then you can pay the agreed amount and walk away, end of discussion.

By motorcycle

The 110-cc motorbike is the preferred mode of transport for the Vietnamese masses, and the large cities swarm with them. It's common to see whole families of four cruising along on a single motorbike. .In most places where tourists go, you can easily rent your own, with prices ranging from 100,000 to 160,000 dong per day.^ Tokyo is crowded but there are places you can go and unwind and relax.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Steal Back Your Vote Guidelines promote the importance of going to the secretary of state Web site for your state to confirm that you are registered ahead of the election.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ An interview is the place to explain your experience in detail, a resume > and cover letter should want us to hear more about you.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Desk clerks at small hotels often run a side business renting motorbikes to guests, or have a friend or relative who does. Tour booths can usually do the same. .In small towns and beach resorts where traffic is light, e.g Pho Quoc, it's a delightful way to get around and see the sights, and much cheaper than taxis if you make several stops or travel any distance.^ I can't say with a lot of knowledge how much this reflects Kinh architecture, but believe that it does and that the opportunity to see the building in-progress was special, so am sharing this with you all.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't see how it is more Chinese than the older VNese architecture like you said.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You are much more likely to be *developing* policy or practice than to be following it.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Roads are usually decent, though it's advisable not to ride too fast and always keep an eye on the road for the occasional pothole.
.Riding in the big cities, especially Ho Chi Minh City, is a very different matter, and not advisable unless you are an experienced rider with a very cool head.^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Ho Chi Minh exhibition opens .

^ If you compared Chinese Architecture from Han period to Tang period to Minh/Qing period, you will see the clear differences.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Traffic is intense and chaotic, with a long list of unwritten rules that don't resemble traffic laws anywhere else. "Right of way" is a nearly unknown concept. .Riding in HCMC is like finding yourself in the middle of a 3-D video game where anything can come at you from any direction, and you only have one life.^ If you can do that you can catalog just about anything that comes your way.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I just feel like a man can only do what you allow them to and this girl Kim has been putting up with Puffy's shit for a long time now.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ What pisses me off is the fact that she wants people to feel sorry for her, and it's like "Honey, you knew what you were getting yourself into".
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

.Expats who brave the traffic at all typically have an apprenticeship of a few weeks or months riding on the back of others' motorbikes to learn the ways of the traffic, before attempting to ride themselves.^ They are many ways to learn a foreign language, and those of us who have done so feel that it *should* give us an advantage in job hunting.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s about people who were targeted for no reason other than that they were of a certain way of life.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Besides learning the language, a student of a foreign language also learns about the culture where that language is/was used, as well as some concept that other peoples think about our world in different ways.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Extreme caution is advised for short-term visitors.
Riding long distance in the countryside can also be harrowing depending on the route you take. .Major roads between cities tend to be narrow despite being major, and full of tour buses hell-bent on speed, passing slow trucks where maybe they shouldn't have tried, and leaving not much room at the edge for motorbikes.^ Civil service rules are much stricter, since they try to ban all questionable practices regardless of who is affected.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The major cities in I Corps were Hue, Quang Tri City, Da Nang, and Chu Lai.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Two main categories of motorbike are available to rent: scooters (automatic transmission); and four-speed motorbikes, the gears of which you shift with your left foot.^ You picked a good way to frame the two wars to satisfy your hate filled ideology.
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The ubiquitous Honda Super Cub is a common 4-speed bike that has a semi-automatic gearbox i.e. no clutch so is relatively easy to ride. Other models may be fully manual and therefore you must also operate the clutch using your left hand - this takes a lot of skill and it's all too easy to over-rev and pull a wheelie or stall the engine - if you end up with such a bike then practice releasing the clutch gently before hitting the roads! .Rental agents tend to steer foreigners toward scooters if available, on the (plausible) assumption that they don't know how to ride motorbikes that require shifting gears.^ More importantly, they don't know how little competition they'll face (i.e., how much easier it is to rise to the top of the heap).
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^ Those of us who are teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're going to have.
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^ I think institutions have to be realistic and offer a higher salary if they really want someone who already knows how to do the job.
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.Motorcycles of 175cc and above are only legal to ride if you make a connection with a Vietnamese motorcycle club.^ Can only be Kinh Vietnamese Architecture unless you're comparing or contrasting.
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.Most places you would want to stop have parking attendants who will issue you a numbered tag and watch over your bike.^ Your children would have no parent, your family would be without you, and all because to are an evil American.
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^ Have you ever tried to tell someone’s wife who was killed in New York that George Bush is going to war because he wants their oil.
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^ Then think for a second about your answer and how it doesn’t matter what you answered, you would be dead if you where in those buildings.
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.Sometimes these parking operations are overseen by the establishment you are visiting, and sometimes they are free-lance operations set up in places where a lot of people go.^ You have to go to the country side in Vn and sêe, 7-8pm people are all in bed inside their mosquito nets.
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^ Tokyo is crowded but there are places you can go and unwind and relax.
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^ It is otherwise hard to know how the Burmese people will be free of them, though they could not remain in power without some kind of substantial support.
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.You will usually see rows of bikes lined up parked.^ C_A_K-hey lovely...been missin that gorgeous smile...i been seein you pop up 'er now & then...glad to see you droppin in on us from time to time.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ Always verify that you have found the correct word definition by looking it up and seeing that it sends you back where you started.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.Depending on circumstance, you might park the bike yourself, or just put it in neutral and let the staff position it.^ However, in my own job search I found that you should apply for those positions where you might not necessarily meet the minimum requirements.
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In all but rare cases you keep the key. Parking is sometimes free at restaurants and cafes (look for "giu xe mien phi"). Elsewhere, fees range from 2,000 to 5,000 dong.
.Traffic police in the cities pull over lots of locals (often for reasons that are hard to discern), but conventional wisdom has it that they rarely bother foreigners due to the language barrier.^ They are many ways to learn a foreign language, and those of us who have done so feel that it *should* give us an advantage in job hunting.
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^ Foreign-language periodicals were widely available in cities, although there was occasional censorship of articles by the government.
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^ We put into the "qualified" pile anyone who has ANY indication that they can handle materials in foreign languages.
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Obeying the traffic laws is advisable just to be sure. .Licenses (to operate motorbikes) are required, although many people have been known to drive without them.^ Foreign missionaries may not operate openly as religious workers in the country, although many undertook humanitarian or development activities with government approval.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Helmets are also required by law as from the December 15th, 2007, if you don't have it already, ask your rental agent to provide them.Y ou should also check that your travel insurance covers you for any accidents that occur, particularly if you do not have a motorcycle license in your own country.^ GWB is carrying out a war in the name of this country and it’s citizens, not just you and your comrades.
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^ BUT, for instance, if you held a position called "Cataloging Assistant III" and it was in fact professional in all but name, your letter should point that out.
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^ To me, if you have a child outside of our relationship, that tells me that you don't love and respect me and you obviously don't care if I find out about your bullshit.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

Cyclo in Hue
Cyclo in Hue
While slowly being supplanted by motorbikes, cyclo pedicabs still roam the streets of Vietnam's cities and towns. .They are especially common in scenic smaller, less busy cities like Hue, where it's pleasant to cruise slowly along taking in the sights.^ Like I said, the basic building frame that they use is different from that in the north and totally different than that of the Chinese forbidden city.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though the ride will be slow, hot and sometimes dangerous, you'll generally need to pay more than for a motorbike for the equivalent distance.^ In March more than 7,000 workers at a Mabuchi Motor Company plant in Dong Nai went on strike for more pay and better working conditions.
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^ I don't see how it is more Chinese than the older VNese architecture like you said.
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^ Do you feel more at risk with Bush than you did with Clinton?
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.On the plus side, some drivers (particularly in the South) are very friendly and happy to give you a running commentary on the sights.^ Address the > qualifications very briefly, particularly cover the preferred > qualifications if you have them.
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Cyclo drivers are notoriously mercenary and will always ask for a high price to start with. .Sometimes they will also demand more than the agreed price at the end.^ Most of our colleagues are computer literate and know more about the records in the OPAC than they did about records in the card catalog.
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^ When I read the papers during the Kennedy years, they covered Laos more than Viet Nam because it had a bigger war.
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^ And they looked at a lot more data than they are allowed to report.
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.(Japanese tourists, especially women, are most often targeted with this scam since they are more responsive to the threat that the driver will call the police and make trouble for them if they don't pay as demanded.^ The fact that most in Washington make it very clear that we can’t afford to leave Iraq, yet they really don’t have a political solution, only a military one which at best is questionable.
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^ More importantly, they don't know how little competition they'll face (i.e., how much easier it is to rise to the top of the heap).
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^ Personally we should've called ourselves aulactians HAHA since it makes more sense ethnically.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .A reasonable price is about 20,000 dong for up to 2 km, and if the driver disagrees, simply walk away.^ I have about > 20,000 volumes to go through and at times I get stuck on what is the > correct dewey call number to use."
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.(You won't get far before that driver or another takes your offer.^ At Somewhere U. you might take every cataloging course they offer and it totals 1.
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^ Neither can you passionately support something that requires another to give his/her life or the life of his/her children if you wont offer up your own.
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^ It's like you live in an ancient house, someone introduces you to new materials and before you do any calculation of any sort you just stick those materials onto your house.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) Prices for a sight-seeing circuit with intermediate stops are more complex to negotiate and more subject to conflict at the end. .If you plan to stop somewhere for any length of time, it's best to settle up with the driver, make no promises, and start fresh later.^ I just feel like a man can only do what you allow them to and this girl Kim has been putting up with Puffy's shit for a long time now.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ Ryan Says: May 10th, 2004 at 7:35 am You should make this graph dynamic, so it is always up to date.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ C_A_K-hey lovely...been missin that gorgeous smile...i been seein you pop up 'er now & then...glad to see you droppin in on us from time to time.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

.To avoid trouble, it's also best to have exact change for the amount you agreed to pay, so if the driver tries to revise the deal, you can just lay your cash on the seat and leave.^ GWB is carrying out a war in the name of this country and it’s citizens, not just you and your comrades.
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^ If you can do that you can catalog just about anything that comes your way.
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^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
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By boat

.You will be missing a big part of Vietnamese life if you do not spend some time on a boat.^ Also, many catalogers are required to spend some time at the reference desk and these skills are a must when dealing with the public.
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^ On the other hand, I wouldn't equate this with applying for a position that you are clearly not qualified for, because the employer DOES spend considerable time on your application, even if you are not qualified.
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^ Estimates varied widely, but some NGOs estimated that there were 300,000 prostitutes in the country, including those who engaged in prostitution part-time or seasonally.
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Do be careful though because many boats are although seaworthy are not designed to first world standards. An example is the ferry from Phu Quoc to the mainland. This ferry has one tiny entrance for all passengers to board. When full, which it usually is there are approximatly 200 people on board. .In the event of an accident, the chance of everyone getting out of the boat fast enough would be very small.^ I would point out, though, that unless the letter and vita contain *enough* detail, you may not GET the interview > Please, don't be cute.
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^ The twin towers would still stand and the biggest worry would be that INTERNET2 was not fast enough to steam the new Hi-DEF movies.
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The idea of an emergency exit also does not exist there.
.Tour boats can be chartered for around US$20 for a day's tour; but beware of safety issues if you charter a boat, make sure the boat is registered for carrying Tourists and has enough lifejackets and other safety equipment on board.^ Those of us who are teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're going to have.
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^ I also interact on a daily basis with librarians in other areas of the library to make sure that the catalog properly reflects the collection.
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^ For no reason other that you live in the United States is enough for them to justify killing you.
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.Or you can book a tour through a tour company; but be aware that in Vietnam most Tour Agents charge whatever markup they want and therefore the tourist is often paying margins of 30-40%!^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications > and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in > your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
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^ Description: Vietnam tour of duty with Delta company 2nd Battalion 8th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).
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^ Let's say that Agamemnon had all these qualifications and was ALSO fluent in Tagalog, and you had about 2,000 Tagalog books in your backlog that you really wanted to deal with.
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and the boat owner and operator (of anything from a van to a boat etc.) are paid very little of the total amount!
.Ha Long Bay is a famous destination for one- to three-day boat trips among its scenic limestone islands.^ One can compare these 2 wars all day long and it does not really amount to anything.
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^ I hope one day Thang Long Imperial Palace will be reconstructed.
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^ Additional hours require overtime pay at one and one-half times the regular wage, two times the regular wage for weekdays off, and three times the regular wage for holidays and paid leave days.
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.Problem is that all the boats seem to visit the same places - and with high prices and poor quality boats and service real value is hard to come by!^ The graphs are all the same; I just update them in place when the new numbers become available.
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^ On paper they both appeared strong, each with different areas of strength, all of which seemed valuable in our situation.
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^ All three levels were subject to the same problems of corruption, lack of independence, and inexperience.
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.Seafood is about the same price as Europe in some places!^ German, and other languages as needed") "C" raise the same objection as "B" but also that is tends to discriminate against non-Hispanics (which might be a local issue in some places).
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Dozens of small family-operated boats ply the river in Hue taking visitors to the imperial tombs southwest of the city. .This journey is long because the boats are slow taking about 4 hours or so to make the journey in one direction.^ December 6th, 2008, 08:27 AM Is the reason for the lost architecture structure for Thanh Long lost because of the humid environment that makes preserving ancient structure?
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^ Siddude December 5th, 2008, 02:45 AM Is the reason for the lost architecture structure for Thanh Long lost because of the humid environment that makes preserving ancient structure?
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^ There families can take ease in knowing that their loved one died to make America a safer place.
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.Snorkel - fishing - lunch trips are available from Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Phu Quoc to nearby islands.^ The Origin Of Phu Quoc Island http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/epaper/SGTW/No.17-09(916)/24029/ .

.In Central Vietnam North East monsoon season limits many sea boat tours during the months September - February; other parts of Vietnam seem less affected.^ "Aggression from the North," State Department White Paper on Vietnam, February 27, 1965 .
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^ R & R: rest-and-recreation vacation taken during a one-year duty tour in Vietnam.
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^ In other words, how many soldiers were killed in the first month of Vietnam and how many in the firts month of Iraq.
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.A 90-minute hydrofoil boat operates from Saigon to the seaside resort of Vung Tau for about 120,000 dong each way -- the fastest way to reach the beach from the city.^ In-country R & R locations were at Vung Tau, Cam Rahn Bay or China Beach.
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Rivers tours are perhaps the most interesting. A day-long boat trip forms the core of almost any tour of the Mekong region.

Do

.Motorbike adventure tours - There are many tour operators which provide customized motorbike tours around the remote regions of Vietnam.^ Yes, there have been mixtures of architectural styles in the past, but in Vietnam many of them are horrible, they don't look natural.
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^ The symbols used in Northern Vietnam architecture centre on crane and turtle whereas there are many more in Central amd South Vietnam architecture such as elephant.
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^ A WESPAC tour, then, was a tour of duty in the Western Pacific, generally synonomous with service in/around Vietnam.
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.Given that motorbikes are the main mode of transport in Vietnam, this can be a particularly authentic means of traveling through the country and visiting those off-the-beaten-track places.^ What I mean is this: in the Vietnam conflict we were at war with a country, North Vietnam, to enable its defeat by another country, South Vietnam, each with a specific geographical location and political system.
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^ By cut off I mean Ford reduced military aid to South Vietnam to 1/8th the amount China/ Soviet union was supplying North Vietnam.
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^ Although US lost this war, President Clinton, visited this country a few years ago, the people cheered at him, and generally Vietnam is not considered an enemy country.
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Most operators provide all-inclusive accommodation, petrol, helmets, drivers if necessary and entry tickets to local places of interest. .They usually speak good English or French and offer customised tours if desired.^ This makes sense, but not all library schools offer good cataloging courses, do they?
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^ I grew up in Florida, where I helped teach English to Spanish-speaking migrant children and coached 2 of my siblings when they took H.S. Spanish.
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^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where they also speak English.
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Talk

Vietnamese, spoken by most of the population, is a tonal language and definitely not easy for Westerners to master. .Vietnamese consists of 4 main dialects: the northern dialect spoken around Hanoi, the north-central dialect spoken around Vinh, the central dialect spoken around Hue, and the southern dialect spoken around Ho Chi Minh City.^ The group was initially settled in refugee camps in and around Ho Chi Minh City.
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^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
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^ New Ho Chi Minh exhibition opens .

.While the Hanoi dialect is taken to be the prestige dialect, there is no standard dialect in the education system and most schools would just teach in the local dialect.^ There was no functioning bail system or equivalent system of conditional release.
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^ Just as law schools try to teach you to think like a lawyer, good cataloging classes try to teach you to think like a cataloger.
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^ There are no bad students, only bad teaching methods .

.It is written in the Latin (Roman) alphabet similar to most European languages (plus the use of five diacritical or accent marks), making maps and signs relatively easy to understand.^ (The multiplicity of accents used for Vietnamese tones makes their reproduction in simple HTML impossible.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

.More than 20% of the modern Vietnamese vocabulary originally came from Chinese (just as many English words originate from Latin or French), so travelers fluent in other East Asian languages may find some similar words.^ Comparative notes on verb compounding in English and East Asian languages.
  • Bibliography of Tibeto-Burman Languages and Cultures Sorted byLanguage 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC v2.linguistlist.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Isn't it a more "female-intensive" specialty than some others?
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^ On the other hand, I've cataloged Spanish, French, and even Chinese books using, not linguistic, but cataloging skills to know which words constituted which elements (author, title, imprint, etc.
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.Ho Chi Minh City is home to a sizeable ethnic Chinese community, many of whom speak Cantonese in addition to Vietnamese.^ Many prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City were under 18 years of age.
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^ Almost all were ethnic Chinese or Vietnamese.
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^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
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.The more remote parts of the country are also home to many ethnic minorities who speak various languages belonging to the Mon-Khmer, Tai-Kadai and Austronesian language families.^ As the reality of a worldwide community is becoming more and more a reality in many fields, it should be more important, not less, to have a knowledge of the languages and cultures of other countries.
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^ They are many ways to learn a foreign language, and those of us who have done so feel that it *should* give us an advantage in job hunting.
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^ The government's religious publishing house also published the Bible and other religious materials in ethnic minority languages for the first time.
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Many young people have a basic grasp of English. .It is not uncommon to meet young people who learned English in school, especially in the South.^ So I would say that those people who apply for jobs for which they do not meet the minimum requirements are just taking a chance.
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^ The DDS 2 cents Some of the comments about languages in this thread make me wonder if all the people who use their libraries are English speakers.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

In addition, all hotel and airline staff will be able to speak English. .Directional signs are generally bilingual in both Vietnamese and English.^ The government maintained a Web site in both Vietnamese and English, as did the National Assembly.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.French, although not widely spoken anymore, is still used by many older Vietnamese people (those 60 and over) who were educated in French.^ They are many ways to learn a foreign language, and those of us who have done so feel that it *should* give us an advantage in job hunting.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ TIGER BALM: a foul-smelling oil used by many Vietnamese to ward off evil spirits.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Estimates varied widely, but some NGOs estimated that there were 300,000 prostitutes in the country, including those who engaged in prostitution part-time or seasonally.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If not English (or more accurately, in addition to English), young people may study Japanese, Korean, Thai or Chinese.^ The Thai-Lao group may already have left an enduring mark on Chinese itself, however, if the Chinese use of tones was borrowed from the group.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In one incident, Chinese police broke into a Japanese consulate to drag out Korean supplicants.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Unlike the Thai-Lao languages, and Vietnamese, which may have gotten the feature from them (like Chinese), Cambodian does not use tones.
  • Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

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.The national currency is the dong (đồng, VND), which has stabilized in the past few years but is difficult to find or exchange outside Vietnam.^ Our current low-level of deaths with a large occupation force that is stabilizing the country is one that could continue for 50 YEARS and not reach the level of deaths in Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you account for the wounded, I think you’ll find this 8 month Iraqi occupation is far worse than first several years of Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although US lost this war, President Clinton, visited this country a few years ago, the people cheered at him, and generally Vietnam is not considered an enemy country.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Bills are available in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000, 200000 and 500000 dong. In 2003, coins were also introduced in denominations of 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 dong.
.U.S. dollars are widely accepted, the standard exchange rate for small quantities being 18000 dong to US$1; this is some 5% below the bank rate, so it's usually better to pay in dong.^ Local librarians increasingly were being trained in professional skills and international standards that supported wider international library and information exchanges and research.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Strikes usually occurred due to demands for more pay and better working conditions.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In March more than 7,000 workers at a Mabuchi Motor Company plant in Dong Nai went on strike for more pay and better working conditions.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Inflation in Vietnam has been skyrocketing as a result of the world financial crisis, so expect the rate of dong-dollar as well as other currencies to go up in 2009/2010. Also note that dollar bills in less than perfect condition may be rejected.^ The divorce rate continued to rise, but many women remained in abusive marriages rather than confront social and family stigma as well as economic uncertainty.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the other factors that this war has that Vietnam didn’t have was the willingness of religious zealots to blow themselves up.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was more durable and less adversely affected by the climate and conditions of Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.US $2 bills (especially those printed in the 1970's) are considered lucky in Vietnam and are worth more than $2. They make a good tip/gift, and many Vietnamese will keep them in their wallet for luck.^ Lăng Khải Định or An Định Cung is the same, they add to the diversity of Vietnamese architecture, make it less boring!!!!
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not entirely sure that there are that many more male reference librarians in the world, or that they necessarily get paid that much more.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This makes sense, but not all library schools offer good cataloging courses, do they?
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.US$50 and US$100 notes get a higher exchange rate than notes of lower denominations.^ This graph I believe will be much more robust than your death rate graph since it wouldn’t include the effects of the US countermeasures.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Note that all gold shops will exchange the majority of hard currencies (Sterling, Yen, Swiss Francs, Euro etc.) at reasonable rates. .Be advised that travel agencies (like StaTravel in Saigon) will rip you off offering you a very low rate.^ As you move up (if you do), your first step "up" is much more likely to be VERY different from the step you moved up from.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.In addition to US dollars many vietnamese informal shops(which is pretty much all of them) will accept almost any kind of currency in order to make a sale, so it won't hurt to keep some of your home currency handy as well.^ Almost all were ethnic Chinese or Vietnamese.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of my knowledge about this is from the internet just like yours, plus some Vietnamese books that I bought from VN and borrowed from my school's library.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With Vietnam being a very safe country, when it comes to foreign tourists, you might opt for US$ cash as the basic staple of your money belt, but bear in mind that it is always wise not to rely on just one leg when walking.^ If you can do that you can catalog just about > anything that comes your way.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you can do that you can catalog just about anything that comes your way.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Please, come visit us and tell us what you think of the site and while you are there, sign the guestbook.
  • Vietnam Public Links theBattleZone.com - 11 September 2009 11:57 UTC thebattlezone.com [Source type: General]

Traveller cheques of well known companies are widely accepted, but usually a small fee is charged. .Fees might also be the only thing that would keep you from getting cash advances on visa- or mastercard at most banks.^ You could experiment with different time intervals for the filter and pick the shortest window that gets rid of most of the “noise” (to use a terrible analogy).
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It would be true if you tried to use the stats to *prove* a similarity between the two situations, but I don’t think that would be a sensible thing to do.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You do not need to hide behind foolish speculation of how things could be or would be if this or that happened.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Through both ways you can also get hold of U.S. dollars, though there will be even higher fees.^ If you look at VN temples even though they're small they look big (until someone stands next to it).
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What you're basically saying is that even though it is a false signature of VN temple it is acceptable even though it isn't of good quality.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Says: January 21st, 2005 at 8:18 am I don’t think you can really speak about what a war is and isn’t if you haven’t even been there.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

ATMs are getting more and more common and can be found in most bigger cities and every tourist destination. They will accept a selection of credit and bank-cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro or Cirrus and several other systems. Not every machine will like your particular card, but "Vietcombank-ATMs" are known for the broadest variety. The amount of your withdrawal may not exceed 2,000,000 dong in one transaction. ANZ bank allows withdrawals of 15,000,000 dong per day. .You will usually incur a charge of 20,000 dong for each transaction, in addition to any charges your bank will make.^ Well I suppose it makes you all feel better that you can reinforce your own opinions by posting these statistics.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.There are branches of money transfer companies like Western Union, but this is always one of the more expensive ways to get money.^ What I'm saying is that it's okay to incorporate new features and ways to create a better more modern signature, but it has to blend in and look natural (as if it were always there in the signature).
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And the US will not likely ever suffer 1000, 2000 or more deaths in one month.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'd really like to propose to my Dean (and have it fly with the vice-chancellor) that we are posting for a scarce "commodity" and need to offer more money.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.On most land borders connecting to Cambodia, China, and Laos there are freelance moneychangers to take care of your financial leftovers, but be assured they'll get the better of you if you don't know the going rate.^ You figure you'll call the gas company, maybe there was an outage.
  • Next 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC wristease.com [Source type: General]

^ If in the end they don't accept the position, we offer to the > next candidate, and go through the same waiting/negotiating process.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I've noticed that most libraries are still letting you know if you are > not chosen to interview, but if you come in for an interview and aren't > contacted again, you're supposed to assume they chose the other person.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.Prices such as hotel and bus fares are, by government mandate, significantly higher (typically three times) for "foreign guests" than for locals.^ However, the government continued to relax restrictions on religious activities, and such activities continued to grow significantly.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The law mandates that the government act in a time-bound and transparent fashion, but the approval process for registration and recognition of religious organizations was sometimes slow and nontransparent.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ministry piloted three bus routes accommodated for persons with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City and another such route in Hanoi.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You can bargain on practically anything in Vietnam. .Most merchants will start off charging foreigner prices, which you can easily bring down by a minimum of 10%, or more if you like bargaining.^ Like you I spent 12+ years learning a "foreign" language.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't see how it is more Chinese than the older VNese architecture like you said.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you move up (if you do), your first step "up" is much more likely to be VERY different from the step you moved up from.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Costs for a month's stay can start from a backpacking US$250-500 Using basic rooms, local food and open bus transportation can keep it very close to the US$250 per month
Tipping is not expected in Vietnam, with the exception of bellhops in high end hotels. .In any case, the price quoted to you is often many times what locals will pay, so tipping can be considered unnecessary in most circumstances.^ You could experiment with different time intervals for the filter and pick the shortest window that gets rid of most of the “noise” (to use a terrible analogy).
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many times you will be supervising paraprofessional and/or student workers.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Gỏi cuốn fresh spring rolls, cao lầu noodles (a specialty of Hoi An), nước mắm dipping sauce and local beer
Gỏi cuốn fresh spring rolls, cao lầu noodles (a specialty of Hoi An), nước mắm dipping sauce and local beer
.Food sits at the very epicentre of Vietnamese culture: every significant holiday on the Vietnamese cultural calendar, all the important milestones in a Vietnamese person's life, and indeed, most of the important day-to-day social events and interactions - food plays a central role in each.^ Being the former imperial capital of a united Vietnam, the center of Vietnamese cultural and religious life, and the capital of Thua Thien Province, Hue became an important symbol in the struggle for dominance of Indochina.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At least 10 Hoa Hao Church followers remained in prison on accusations of playing key roles in a protest and clash with the police following a 2005 religious event.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our catalaogers don't just sit and catalog all day.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Special dishes are prepared and served with great care for every birth, marriage and death, and the anniversaries of ancestors' deaths. More business deals are struck over dinner tables than over boardroom tables, and when friends get together, they eat together. Preparing food and eating together remains the focus of family life.
Vietnamese cuisine varies slightly from region to region, with many regions having their own specialities. Generally, northern Vietnamese cuisine is known for being bland while southern Vietnamese cuisine is known for being spicy.
.At the same time, the Vietnamese are surprisingly modest about their cuisine.^ As you can see, the two conflicts don’t even compare in terms of their intensity, with about 7 times the deaths in Vietnam over the same number of months.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

(And old proverb/joke says that a fortunate man has a Western (French) house, Japanese wife, and Chinese chef.) High-end restaurants tend to serve "Asian-fusion" cuisine, with elements of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese mixed in. .The most authentic Vietnamese food is found at street side "restaurants" (A collection of plastic outdoor furniture placed on the footpath), with most walk-in restaurants being mainly for tourists.^ This structure has the complex wooden structre underneath its roof which is rarely found in most vietnamese architecture.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Definite regional styles exist -- northern, central, and southern, each with unique dishes.^ February 9th, 2009, 09:27 AM Southern and Central style is like modern architectural style, it's no set style.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you look at central and southern architecture you can't really give it a definite period style.
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^ Central and Southern Vietnamese architecture fail to capture a Vietnamese style architecture whether new or old.
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Central style is perhaps the most celebrated, with dishes such as mi quang (wheat noodles with herbs, pork, and shrimp), banh canh cua (crab soup with thick rice noodles) and bun bo Hue (beef soup with herbs and noodles).
.Many Vietnamese dishes are flavored with fish sauce (nước mắm), which smells and tastes like anchovies (quite salty and fishy) straight from the bottle, but blends into food very well.^ The result is it doesn't blend very well.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TIGER BALM: a foul-smelling oil used by many Vietnamese to ward off evil spirits.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NUOC MAM: fermented fish sauce, called "armpit sauce" by many.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(Try taking home a bottle of fish sauce, and using it instead of salt in almost any savory dish -- you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.) .Fish sauce is also mixed with lime juice, sugar, water, and spices to form a tasty dip/condiment called nước chấm, served on the table with most meals.^ NUOC MAM: fermented fish sauce, called "armpit sauce" by many.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Vegetables, herbs and spices, notably Vietnamese coriander or cilantro (rau mùi or rau mgò), mint (rau răm) and basil (rau húng), accompany almost every dish and help make Vietnamese food much lighter and more aromatic than the cuisine of its neighboring countries, especially China.^ This graph I believe will be much more robust than your death rate graph since it wouldn’t include the effects of the US countermeasures.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You are much more likely to be *developing* policy or practice than to be following it.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bloc 8406 claimed more than 2,000 supporters inside the country, although this number could not be verified.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Vietnam's national dish is phở, a broth soup with beef or chicken and rice noodles (a form of rice linguini or fettuccini). Phở is normally served with plates of fresh herbs(usually including Asian basil), cut limes, hot chilis and and scalded bean sprouts which you can add in according to your taste, along with chili paste, chili sauce, and sweet soybean sauce. .Phở bò, the classic form of phở, is made with beef broth that is often simmered for many hours and may include one or more kinds of beef (skirt, flank, tripe, etc.^ Lang Ong, Alexander Rhode chapel in saigon Bishops palace, Đình cây mai Biên Hoà, and many more in southern VN .
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

). Phở gà is the same idea, but with chicken broth and chicken meat. Phở is the original Vietnamese fast food, which locals grab for a quick meal. .Most phở places specialize in phở and can serve you a bowls as fast as you could get a Big Mac.^ You could experiment with different time intervals for the filter and pick the shortest window that gets rid of most of the “noise” (to use a terrible analogy).
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

It's available at any time of the day, but locals eat it most often for breakfast. Famous phở restaurants can be found in Hanoi. Generally speaking, the phở served at roadside stalls tends to be cheaper and taste better than those served in fancier restaurants.
Streetside eateries in Vietnam typically advertise phở and cơm. Though cơm literally means rice, the sign means the restaurant serves a plate of rice accompanied with fish or meat and vegetables. .Though they may look filthy, streetside eateries are generally safe so long as you avoid undercooked food.^ I would point out, though, that unless the letter and vita contain *enough* detail, you may not GET the interview > Please, don't be cute.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They are generally not even looking for fluency, just enough familiarity to catalog materials in a foreign language.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you look at VN temples even though they're small they look big (until someone stands next to it).
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In rural and regional areas it is usually safest to eat the locally grown types of food as these are usually bought each day from the market.^ They produced food and other goods used directly in prisons or sold on local markets, reportedly to purchase items for their personal use.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Women and children also were trafficked within the country, usually from rural to urban areas.
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.It is not uncommon, that after you have ordered your meal a young child of the family will be seen running out the back towards the nearest market to purchase the items.^ They produced food and other goods used directly in prisons or sold on local markets, reportedly to purchase items for their personal use.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BUT, for instance, if you held a position called "Cataloging Assistant III" and it was in fact professional in all but name, your letter should point that out.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Your children would have no parent, your family would be without you, and all because to are an evil American.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Most restaurants/cafes in Vietnam will have a bewildering variety of food available. .It is very common for menus to be up to 10-15 pages.^ What's up fam Meme_slim aj22 Knowl willie_killem Boss up Missdallastx214 tupacfan Tommy K. Ltbrown October 15, 2008 10:47 AM .
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ Boss Up: $3.15 a gallon October 15, 2008 10:21 AM .
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

.These will inlcude all types of vietnamese food, plus some token western food, possibly some chinese and maybe a pad thai as well.^ Almost all were ethnic Chinese or Vietnamese.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of my knowledge about this is from the internet just like yours, plus some Vietnamese books that I bought from VN and borrowed from my school's library.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe you meant traditional Northern architecture doesn't get its well-deserved coverage, when people think about Vietnamese style it's easier for them to link to quasi-Chinese temples in the central and south.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is generally best to stick with the specialty of the area as this food will be the freshest and also the best prepared.
Bánh mì: French baguette stuffed with pâté, herbs and pickles
Bánh mì: French baguette stuffed with pâté, herbs and pickles
.Coffee, baguettes, and pastries were originally introduced by the French colonials, but all three have been localized and remain popular contemporary aspects of Vietnamese cuisine.^ I think that was when we were still France's colony, and I guess Vietnamese at the time felt inferior to the French so they themselves sort of helped the French destroy our own culture.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It just didn't get all the aspects of Vietnamese architecture correct.
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

More on cà phê below, but coffee shops that also serve light fare can be found in almost village and on multiple street corners in the bigger cities. Bánh mì Hanoi are French bread sandwiches: freshly baked white bread baguettes filled with grilled meats or liver or pork pâté, plus fresh herbs and vegetables. .Most pastry shops serve a variety of sweets and quick foods, and are now owned by Vietnamese.^ Too bad, most Vietnamese don't even know much about our own architecture and don't even think about preserving it .
  • Ancient Architecture - Kiến Trúc Cổ [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you like seafood, you may find heaven in Vietnam.^ You all may remember Kim's statement in which she stated: “I would have preferred to find out from him because that’s a man.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ If you account for the wounded, I think you’ll find this 8 month Iraqi occupation is far worse than first several years of Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Alex Johnson Says: May 8th, 2004 at 6:40 pm You liberals fail to see the catch-22 in comparing Iraq to Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.The ultimate seafood experience is traveling to a seaside village or beach resort area in the south to try the local seafood restaurants that often serve shrimp, crab, and locally-caught fish.^ Local officials informally discouraged some clergy from traveling domestically, even within their own provinces, especially when travel to ethnic minority areas was involved.
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^ Gold Coast Travel Guide Lots to do in the Gold Coast, the developed resort area of Queensland.

^ Mollymook Travel Guide Mollymook is a small coastal resort in New South Wales south of Sydney.

.Follow the locals to a good restaurant: the food will still be swimming when you order it, it will be well-prepared, very affordable by Western standards, and often served in friendly surroundings with spectacular views.^ They produced food and other goods used directly in prisons or sold on local markets, reportedly to purchase items for their personal use.
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^ Cataloging > should reflect the uses of you community as well as national standards.
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^ As in past years, official oversight of recognized religions and their registered subcongregations, as well as problems faced by followers of nonrecognized religions or unregistered subcongregations of recognized religions, varied widely from locality to locality, often as a result of ignorance of national policy or varying local interpretations of the policy's intent.
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Drink

Watch out for ice in drinks. Factory-made ice is generally safe, but anything else can be suspect.

Pubs/bars

Drinking in a vietnamese bar is a great experience. .One of the interesting things is that during the day, it is almost impossible to see a bar anywhere.^ (ROTFL!) > > There are sometimes things that you see as job *requirements* that are > difficult to gauge from CVs and letters of application, and this is one of > them.
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^ Giving chances to discuss by English is one thing that I feel interesting about SCC. .
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^ Another thing one also sees superimposed on the general trend is a yearly cycle in the death rates.
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.Once the sun goes down though, dozens seem to appear out of nowhere on the streets.^ People in Iraq are risking their lives to turn out to vote; they are risking their lives when Saddam goes to court and they show up in the streets jubilent that finally he is going to trial.
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Wikitravel founder Evan quaffing bia hoi in Hoi An
Wikitravel founder Evan quaffing bia hoi in Hoi An
Don't miss out on bia hơi, (literally "gas beer"), or draught beer made daily. It's available throughout Vietnam, mostly from small bars on street corners. .Bia hoi bars will give you the opportunity to relax drinking in a typical Vietnamese bar surrounded by the hustle and bustle of everyday life.^ Neither can you passionately support something that requires another to give his/her life or the life of his/her children if you wont offer up your own.
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Every traveler can easily find these bars to experience what the locals are enjoying.
The beer is brewed daily and each bar gets a fresh batch delivered every day in plastic jugs. It's a very light (3% alcohol) refreshing lager at a fraction of the cost of draft or bottled beer in the Western-style bars. Bia hoi is not always made in sanitary conditions and its making is not monitored by any health agency.
.The most popular beer (draft, bottle or can) among the Vietnamese is Tiger.^ BA-MA-BA: term for "33" Vietnamese beer ("Tiger Piss").
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.333, pronounced "ba-ba-ba" is a local brand, but it's somewhat bland; for a bit more flavor, look for Bia Saigon in the green bottle and a bigger bottle than Bia Saigon Special.^ When I read the papers during the Kennedy years, they covered Laos more than Viet Nam because it had a bigger war.
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^ If this data were smoothed a bit it might be even more regular (using a moving filter wider than a month).
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^ I have found for cataloging positions, libraries only willing to offer me only a little more than starting wages--typically the same as I'm making now or a bit less.
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Bia Saigon is also available as little stronger export version. Bière Larue is also good, and you can find local brands in every larger city.
It's regular practise for beer in Vietnam to be drunk over ice. This means that the cans or bottles need not be chilled. .If you are drinking with Vietnamese people it is considered polite to top up their beer/ice before re-filling your own drink.^ I appreciate this problem, and offer that maybe in a case where you are still considering three people a "we're still working on it" call, letter, email, postcard, smoke signal, etc.
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^ Your absence was noticed, and I'm glad you're back.
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^ Neither can you passionately support something that requires another to give his/her life or the life of his/her children if you wont offer up your own.
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Wine and liquor

Vietnamese "ruou de" or rice alcohol (ruou means alcohol) is served in tiny porcelain cups often with candied fruit or pickles. It's commonly served to male guests and visitors. .Vietnamese women don't drink much alcohol, well at least in public.^ Too bad, most Vietnamese don't even know much about our own architecture and don't even think about preserving it .
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It's not recommended for tourists.
.Dating back to French colonial times, Vietnam adopted a tradition of viticulture.^ I think that was when we were still France's colony, and I guess Vietnamese at the time felt inferior to the French so they themselves sort of helped the French destroy our own culture.
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.Dalat is the center of the winelands, and you can get extremely good red and white wine for about $2-3US, however this is very hard to find.^ If you look at the entire plan and especially the architecture (put one picture of Hue and one of Beijing side-by-side), you will find this complex very unique.
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^ I know that in another Federal Court library recently, the Circuit Librarian (i.e., director) commented that it was very hard to recruit good catalogers in her large metro area.
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.Most wine is Australian that is served in restaurants and you will be charged Australian prices as well making wine comparitively quite expensive compared to drinking beer or spirits.^ The chart is nice and the points everyone makes of “well if you eliminate the progress we’ve made with medicine then the total deaths really is X” are useless speculation.
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^ Well I suppose it makes you all feel better that you can reinforce your own opinions by posting these statistics.
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Coconut wine - Rượu dừa - ruou dua : This is special VietNam wine. This wine is made by traditional material and coconut form natural. Copra of coconut can purify Aldhyt in rice wine which cause your headache and tied. .You feel free to drink a health to somebody.^ Any ladies moving like that, please feel free to reach me at 614-678-1.....lol ------------------------------------------------------------- cosign Kappa you are dead on...
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Soft drinks

Coconut water is a favorite in the hot southern part of the country. nước mía, or sugar cane juice, is served from distinctive metal carts with a crank-powered sugar cane stalk crushers that release the juice. Another thirst-quencher is the fabulous sinh tố, a selection of sliced fresh fruit in a big glass, combined with crushed ice, sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk. You can also have it blended in a mixer.

Coffee

Another popular drink among locals and tourists alike is the coffee (cà phê). Be sure to ask for the local Vietnamese coffee instead of those imported from France or Italy, as it has a unique taste and is often of higher quality than the imported varieties despite the lower prices.
.Do be careful when drinking locally prepared coffee as the locals tend to drink it incredibly strong with about 4 teaspoons of sugar per cup.^ Quiseebaby good morning to u @ Killa2thaB - yeaaa the coffee lol do u put sugar in that shit if u drink it black??
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As milk is hard to come by outside of the tourist hotels, it is also often served black or with sweetened condensed milk. Definitely an aquired taste.

Sleep

.Lodging is not an issue in Vietnam, even if you're traveling on a pretty tight budget.^ Which is true, if you’re talking about the Vietnam war at its peak.
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^ As you can see, the two conflicts don’t even compare in terms of their intensity, with about 7 times the deaths in Vietnam over the same number of months.
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Hotels in Vietnam range from scruffy US$4-a-night (Per couple) backpacking hostels to world-class resorts, both in the city and in popular rural destinations. .Even backpacking hostels and hotels are by far cleaner and nicer than in neighbouring countries (Cambodia, Thailand, Laos), and even cheap US$4-6 per couple hotels often supply very clean rooms with towels, clean white sheets, disposable toothbrush and so on.^ It’s interesting to me how the Iraq war, so far at least, shows dramatically more US deaths per month than the Vietnam war did at a comparable point in its political lifetime.
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^ OUT-COUNTRY: the Southeast Asian conflict outside South Vietnam (i.e., Laos and North Vietnam, sometimes Thailand, Cambodia, and China) Pg.
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.Service in a lot of the more inexpensive hotels is actually quite good (since the fares that a person pays per night could equal a Vietnamese national's monthly pay), although modern amenities like television and room service in some cases are hard to come by.^ The government can deny promotions and salary increases to public sector employees with more than two children, and some cases of denied promotion or financial penalties were reported, although the policy did not appear to be enforced in a consistent manner.
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^ Indeed, some strange things are going on and many more factors are coming into play than there used to be.
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^ National Guard and Army Reserve recruitment is falling short by some 50%, and it’s getting tougher and tougher for the Marines, the Army and the other services to get the kind of recruit they want.
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.Like many hotels, there are often drinks and snacks in the mini-refrigerators in Vietnamese hotels; but these are horribly overpriced and you would be much better off buying these items on the street.^ I'm not entirely sure that there are that many more male reference librarians in the world, or that they necessarily get paid that much more.
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^ If you HAD to choose someone without the languages or without the MLS or without the subject expertise, which of these would you be able to teach that person on-the-job?
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^ I've fucked badder bitches....I see bitches that look 10x's better on a daily basis....but niggas hang off her clit like she jesus....
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Adequate plumbing is a problem in some hotels.
.It is a legal requirement for all hotels to register any forigners that stay the night with the local police.^ Citizens are also required to register with local police when they stay overnight in any location outside of their own homes; the government appeared to have enforced these requirements more strictly in some districts of the Central and Northern Highlands.
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^ The number of foreign media employees allowed was limited, and local employees who worked for foreign media also were required to be registered with the Foreign Ministry.
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^ Some local authorities continued to demand that even recognized religious organizations provide lists of all members of subcongregations as a precondition to registration, although this specific requirement was not codified in the Legal Framework on Religion.
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For this reason they will always ask for you passport when you check in. .The process will usually only take a few minutes after which they will return your passport.^ Individual workers may take cases directly to the people's court system, but in most cases they may do so only after conciliation has been attempted and failed.
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^ If Bush’s big corporate backers thought they could make a better return on their money by supporting Kerry for president, they would take their dollars there.
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.If the place looks dodgy then ask that they register you while you wait and take your passport with you afterwards.^ If someone runs up on you and is basically threatening harm to you or your loved ones, are you gonna ask their age?
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^ At Somewhere U. you might take every cataloging course they offer and it totals 1.
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^ The Steal Back Your Vote Guidelines promote the importance of going to the secretary of state Web site for your state to confirm that you are registered ahead of the election.
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.However very few people have had a problem with this as it is much of an routine across the country.^ But, very few people who are anti-war here seem to do this when they argue for theirs.
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^ It isn't and I think there are very few people who would say being the life of the party is necessary to be a good cataloger *or* a good reference librarian.
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^ However, in this country, the lower to lower middle class has become brainwashed sheep believing every stupid thing the media states, which is owned and controlled by a few individuals.
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.Many hotels in the larger cities, mostly Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have very good high-speed Internet access; but there is a fee (3000-15000 dong/hour) to use the computers in some cases.^ Many prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City were under 18 years of age.
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^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
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^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
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The more high-end hotels have a multitude of free/low cost amenities; such as elaborate buffets with local cuisine, spa treatments, local sightseeing packages, etc.
Homestay accommodation is easily booked through travel agents. .However, some tourists are disappointed to learn that the "homestay" they booked is really a commercial hotel.^ I'm sure, also, that many applicants wouldn't really take some jobs they apply for.
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^ Foreign-language editions of some banned books were sold openly by street peddlers and in shops oriented to tourists.
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Learn

.If you want to meet local people, stop by a school.^ What pisses me off is the fact that she wants people to feel sorry for her, and it's like "Honey, you knew what you were getting yourself into".
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^ If you want to quantify deaths in the ranks of the U.S. Military – you need to talk about the general death rate for people in the military.
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.In Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), visit the American Language School, where you'll be welcomed enthusiastically and invited to go into a class and say hi.^ Other children were trafficked from Cambodia into Ho Chi Minh City.
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^ At the same time, New York City has a reputation as a very bureaucratic city, which makes entry into the neighborhood difficult or even impossible for middle class entrepreneurs.

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
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You'll feel like a rock star.
.The Vietnamese love to meet new people, and teachers welcome the opportunity for their students to meet foreigners.^ Minutes, [Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)] Zhou Enlai’s Meeting with [French Minister of Foreign Affairs Georges] Bidault, June 01 1954 .
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An excellent novel set in modern-day Vietnam is "Dragon House" by John Shors. .Dragon House is the story of two Americans who travel to Vietnam to open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children.^ Vietnamese equivalent of an American MP. QUAD 50s: A World War II vintage, anti-aircraft weapon used in Vietnam as an anti-personnel weapon.
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^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
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^ The culture's strong emphasis on education led parents who could send children to school to do so rather than allow them to work.
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Work

.You can volunteer as an English teacher through Travel to Teach or other volunteering organizations.^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where they also speak English.
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^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a > thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where > they also speak English.
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Stay safe

Crime

.Vietnam is very keen on bolstering foreign tourism: with severe punishments for crimes against tourists, violent crime against foreigners is rare.^ Statement by John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 23, 1971 .
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.Nevertheless be alert in the big cities, especially Ho Chi Minh City, where teams on motorbikes drive by their victims to snatch bags, cameras, mobile phones, jewelry, etc.^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
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^ Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, and Ho Chi Minh; Beijing, 17 May 1965 .
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^ Many prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City were under 18 years of age.
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Carry bags on the side away from the street, use money belts, and let the hotel reception keep your valuables. .As is often said by the locals they won't kill you but they will take all your money.^ BUT, for instance, if you held a position called "Cataloging Assistant III" and it was in fact professional in all but name, your letter should point that out.
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^ We can leave and those people will continue to kill each other ,like they have been doing for all time.
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^ Your children would have no parent, your family would be without you, and all because to are an evil American.
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.Also infamously common are thefts on popular beaches, like in the case of Nha Trang, where tourists get into the water for a swim to find out their day bag is gone when they're back to the beach.^ "Back in the day" when I was starting out, this "requirement" was de rigeur for cataloging jobs: but it seemed to me then (and still does) that this was just a way to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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^ There’s probably a majority of the people that are happy to see Saddam gone–but even those people are just as likely to want the U.S. out altogether.
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^ It's like your (at least my) kids, when applying to colleges: they look for some "safety" school to fall back on if the school they *really* want to get into turns them down.
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.Never leave your bag unguarded on beaches, and keep your eyes on it.^ Keep your eyes and ears open.
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Prostitution

.Prostitution is illegal in Vietnam and the age of consent is 18. Vietnam has laws on the books with penalties up to 20-40 years in prison for sexually exploiting women and children, and several other countries have laws that allow them to prosecute their own citizens who travel abroad to engage in sex with children.^ Not just to other countries but to our own citizens.
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^ Today, much of Wall Street's workforce tends to be made up of professionals working in the fields of law or finance who work for medium- to large-sized corporations.

^ Many prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City were under 18 years of age.
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On the road

Be careful! When traveling within the confines of the city it is fine, as speed is pretty tame. .However, getting on the freeway is dangerous, there are a lot of traffic fatalities (average is 30 deaths a day) on the freeways in Vietnam, and some locals will not even venture on them, if not in a big vehicle (car or bus).^ Local officials informally discouraged some clergy from traveling domestically, even within their own provinces, especially when travel to ethnic minority areas was involved.
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^ If medical care were only as good as it was in Vietnam, there would be far more deaths.
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^ The nature and tactics of the enemy also has certain similarities to Vietnam, and (for example) if there is a tipping point in Iraqi public attitute to the occupation at some point in the future then things could start looking a lot worse – if it’s happened once it can happen again.
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Taking a bicycle or motobike on the freeway is not advised. .There are transport buses and tour buses that go about 80 km/hour that pay very little attention to what is going on around them (as is usually the way people adhere to traffic in Vietnam).^ It’s about people who were targeted for no reason other than that they were of a certain way of life.
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^ Commanded by a lieutenant colonel, an infantry battalion usually has around 900 people and an artillery battalion about 500 people.
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^ LBGB: little bitty gook boat (small watercraft, usually one or two people, sometimes made from reeds).
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.This often leads to accidents, where frequently you will see many bodies lying on the road with a blanket over them and incense burning around them.^ I miss seeing you around too.
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If you are in an accident you have to get yourself to the hospital. You have to call yourself or, if lucky, get someone to call for you. Local hospitals will not accept you unless they think you can pay the bill.

Crossing the road

.The stakes are high: if you are to die in Vietnam, more than likely it will happen on the road -- be it in a car or under one.^ Households frequently included more than one wage earner.
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^ I was watching John McCain and Bob Graham yacking at each other on Meet the Press yesterday, and good lord, this is sounding more like Vietnam all the time.
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^ A typing pool with a male typist was more productive than an all female one.
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Vietnamese cities are crowded, and the roads are absolutely packed. .You will take your life into your own hands every time that you cross a busy street in any of Vietnam's major cities.^ Yet, there were, say, 15 times as many deaths as we currently see in Iraq, according to your own chart!
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^ At Somewhere U. you might take every cataloging course they offer and it totals 1.
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^ It didn’t take long for Vietnam military operations to fall into this pattern of no strategic goals, while VC operations increased and widened.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although some intersections in the main cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City) have traffic lights and many are patrolled by a police officer, most lights are either non-functional or ignored, and you are more likely to see a traffic officer sitting in the shade than directing traffic.^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City were under 18 years of age.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Also note that many intersections have no give way signs at all, and instead have 4 sets of traffic that all try to get through as they can.^ All I’m trying to do here is be logical, by the way.
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^ They are many ways to learn a foreign language, and those of us who have done so feel that it *should* give us an advantage in job hunting.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s about people who were targeted for no reason other than that they were of a certain way of life.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

In most of the Western world, the trick is to avoid the cars. .That's simply not possible in Vietnam, as there are far too many cars, trucks (lorries or utes), motorbikes, cyclos and bicycles in far too little space.^ If medical care were only as good as it was in Vietnam, there would be far more deaths.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yes, I realize that there were far fewer troops in Vietnam at this stage of the war than we currently have in Iraq.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So one way of looking at it would be that we have lost as many people so far in Iraq as we lost in the first 3 years of Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

No, the trick in Vietnam is to enable the vehicles to avoid you.
.This is managed by first picking a reasonable gap in the traffic (probably a smaller gap than you'd choose when crossing in, say London or Manhattan or Sydney), then walking slowly and predictably across the street while looking directly at the on-coming cars, motorcycles, cyclos and bicycles.^ Look, just be honest and say you hate the administration.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Classic Boomerang move, early morning, pull those covers back, if her shit look worst than yours you might have a problem......
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ Will you put a bumper sticker on your car that says, “Bush Sr and I contributed to the deaths of 10,000 kurds” ?
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

The predictability of your pace and path is the critical factor between life and death. Do not change direction or speed.
.If you stop, retreat or try to dodge the vehicles, you are risking injury, and your possible misfortune will merely annoy a lot of commuters by snarling traffic even further.^ On the other hand, I wouldn't equate this with applying for a position that you are clearly not qualified for, because the employer DOES spend considerable time on your application, even if you are not qualified.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

But if you step confidently and carefully, the drivers will see and smoothly avoid you -- often with grace and a casual aplomb that's initially bewildering to many panic-stricken Westerners. .But remember, they do this all the time, every day...or they wouldn't be alive themselves.^ We can leave and those people will continue to kill each other ,like they have been doing for all time.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Sorry been there one too many = times) Employers need to remember that they need to treat others as they like to = be treated.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

The simplest way to cross a busy street is to find a local and walk close to him or her, mirroring their path and pace. .They know what they're doing!^ Those of us who are teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're going to have.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's rather embarrassing to hear American librarians complain because they're expected to know a smattering of French or German.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those of us who are > teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're > going to have.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

.And once you get the hang of it, it's actually great fun to find yourself walking unafraid through a deadly sea of swarming vehicles and people, suddenly feeling like part of the normal flow in this otherwise foreign land - many visitors find waiting at traffic lights quite boring upon return to their home countries.^ They are many ways to learn a foreign language, and those of us who have done so feel that it *should* give us an advantage in job hunting.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You must really not like Beyonce:) I actually think Bey is dope...
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^ I just feel like a man can only do what you allow them to and this girl Kim has been putting up with Puffy's shit for a long time now.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

Nightlife

.Vietnam has a great night life and is reasonably safe compared to many countries.^ Thus, many of the wounded in Iraq are more directly comparable to the dead in Vietnam, because they received a wound that would have killed them in Vietnam.
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However, Vietnam is like any country, so beware of petty crimes. As in most unfamiliar places, beware of punk looking teenagers and triads. Basically don't go looking for trouble. .Remember Vietnam is a partying country and though they are lenient towards foreigners you shouldn't try your luck.^ If that is your approach then you can’t compare Vietnam with Iraq either.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GWB is carrying out a war in the name of this country and it’s citizens, not just you and your comrades.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hello, you see the problem trying to compare Vietnam of 1961 to Iraq 2004?
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Also, things tend to get a little bit empty at night, since there is a curfew for shops to close, which is usually around 10ish. Alleyways, which there are a lot of in Vietnam, are usually safe. Use common sense.

Wildlife

Unfortunately, much of Vietnam's dangerous wildlife is severely endangered and very rarely seen. .Tigers are so rare that the odds of seeing one are extremely low, even for people living in rural parts of the country.^ Our current low-level of deaths with a large occupation force that is stabilizing the country is one that could continue for 50 YEARS and not reach the level of deaths in Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There’s probably a majority of the people that are happy to see Saddam gone–but even those people are just as likely to want the U.S. out altogether.
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^ Nearly one million people, primarily Montagnard tribesmen, lived in the 20,000 square miles of the Central Highlands in 1968.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Crocodiles are virtually extinct in Vietnam- Saltwater crocodiles were once present in the Mekong Delta (up until 20 years ago) and in much of South Vietnam, but due to war, discrimination and habitat destruction they are rare and most likely extinct as a breeding species in Vietnam.^ Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon, "30-Year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War," Media Beat , July 27, 1994 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Several institutions with which I interviewed a few years ago also asked interviewees to make an oral presentation.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The first B-52 raids against a target in South Vietnam (and the first war action for the B-52) took place on June 18, 1965.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Leopards, though more common than Tigers, are still very rare.^ We offer more than $30,000 for entry level positions, but even though we are in the midst of a 4-year special project to increase the level of all library faculty salaries, when we finish, we will still not be being remunerated at a princely level.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Still that normalization will just show if Iraq is more lethal than Vietnam (or not) per etc., etc.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

Snakes are pretty much the only common animal that represents any substantial threat to humans. The Siamese crocodile is also very rare and is the only confirmed surviving crocodile species in Vietnam, but is not a big threat to humans.

Stay healthy

Tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis are endemic in rural Vietnam. .Malaria isn't as much a concern in the bigger cities such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, but always remember to take mosquito liquid repellent with you.^ Some street children in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi participated in night education courses.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Ho Chi Minh City government continued to facilitate certain charitable activities of the Church in combating HIV/AIDS; however, other activities and permits for Catholic NGOs remained suspended.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, and Ho Chi Minh; Beijing, 17 May 1965 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It may be very useful, especially in the countryside and crowded neighborhoods.
Although food sold on pavements looks delicious and is generally safe, it may sometimes be unhygenic. Always check whether the environment around is clean and reliable enough. Generally, if many locals patronise the stall, it is safe to eat. However, raw or undercooked food should always be avoided. .Do not pay more than 15,000 dong for a bowl of Pho from a street-side stall!^ More than 50 percent of the city had been totally destroyed, and 116,000 people of a total population of 140,000 had been rendered homeless.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than 90 percent of strikes occurred in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Approximately 1.7 million union members worked in the private sector, including in enterprises with foreign investment (more than 700,000 persons).
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Respect

Souvenir shops in Vietnam sell lots of T-shirts with the red flag and portraits of "Uncle Ho." .Many overseas Vietnamese are highly critical of the government of Vietnam you may want to consider this before wearing communist paraphernalia in their communities back home!^ Still, before the Tet Offensive, Hue was considered secure for South Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was considered one of the army's elite units in Vietnam, highly valuable because of its extreme mobility.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the year the government liberalized travel restrictions for overseas Vietnamese, adopting a multiple-entry visa program for "qualified" persons.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A less controversial purchase would be a nón lá (straw hat) instead.
.It's common to be stared at by locals in some regions, especially in the central and northern side of the country, and in rural areas.^ Local officials informally discouraged some clergy from traveling domestically, even within their own provinces, especially when travel to ethnic minority areas was involved.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Women and children also were trafficked within the country, usually from rural to urban areas.
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^ MPS and UNICEF research indicated that trafficking victims could come from any part of the country but were concentrated in certain northern and southern border provinces, especially the Mekong Delta and central province of Thanh Hoa.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Southerners are usually more open.
.Asian women traveling with non-Asian men could attract attention, being considered lovers, escorts or prostitutes by some people, but this concept is disappearing.^ As in past years, some women reportedly were coerced to work as prostitutes, often victimized by false promises of lucrative employment.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After their arrival women were forced into conditions similar to indentured servitude; some were forced into prostitution.
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^ There were reports that some women from Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta who left the country to marry men from Taiwan were forced into prostitution after their arrival in Taiwan.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In some cases Asian women traveling with non-Asian men could even receive some unwanted comments.^ Local officials informally discouraged some clergy from traveling domestically, even within their own provinces, especially when travel to ethnic minority areas was involved.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This was not always possible; but it was worth the effort because 6 (and even 10) men could be, and often where, outnumbered.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Be sensible about the conversation you start relative to past wars. Luckily, two-thirds of the population were born after the American-Vietnamese war and are quite fond of the west. .However, if you must discuss past conflicts, French and American travelers should tread carefully when talking about both the First Indochina War of 1946-54 involving the French, and the Second Indochina War of the mid 1960s-early 1970s involving the United States.^ Which is true, if you’re talking about the Vietnam war at its peak.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Additional United States Aid for France and Indochina: Joint Franco-American Communiqué, September 30, 1953 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Report by the National Security Council on the Position of the United States with Respect to Indochina, 27 February 1950, pp.
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Vietnamese people consider the first as their war of independence, while the latter conflict is viewed as a war of reunification between the north and the south.^ What I mean is this: in the Vietnam conflict we were at war with a country, North Vietnam, to enable its defeat by another country, South Vietnam, each with a specific geographical location and political system.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first B-52 raids against a target in South Vietnam (and the first war action for the B-52) took place on June 18, 1965.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SEVENTEENTH PARALLEL: temporary division line between North and South Vietnam established by the Geneva Accords of 1954.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Because over 500,000 Vietnamese died in the war of independence and well over 3,000,000 Vietnamese died in the war of reunification. it's best to avoid any conversations that could be taken as an insult to the sacrifices made by both sides during the wars. .Furthermore, do not assume that all Vietnamese think alike on this matter; many Vietnamese in the South are still bitter about having lost against the North.^ One of the many valuable things I took away from library school was the requirement in information work to think 'structurally' about information sources and resources.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Then think for a second about your answer and how it doesn’t matter what you answered, you would be dead if you where in those buildings.
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^ It is located on Highway 1 about 420 miles south of Hanoi and 670 miles north of Saigon and was an independent municipality under the Republic of Vietnam (Rvn).
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Differences of character among Northerners and Southerners are still very palpable, with most of them disliking each other. In general, Northerners are more closed and less friendly to foreigners, particularly Americans, and sometimes even rude. .However most Vietnamese do not hold a grudge and realise that the tourists travelling to their country are unlikley to have had anything to do with the war.^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where they also speak English.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ONE american die, it means TEN vietnameses are killed” i wish it were not war in my country, also in Iraq .
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^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a > thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where > they also speak English.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

This is the case for both Australians and Americans.
.Vietnam is a beautiful country but the pressure on Westerners to pay ridiculously inflated prices or invented charges can border on the aggressive - regardless of whether you're American, British, Australian etc.^ In the year you chose as Year 1, there were 3,205 American servicemen in Vietnam.
  • lies.com » US Deaths in Vietnam and Iraq by Month 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Which is true, if you’re talking about the Vietnam war at its peak.
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^ You’re going to have to pay for the war, and you’re going to have to fight in it.
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.Vietnamese "always" consider foreigners much richer than they are, so they will always (and sometimes without even trying to hide it) make you pay more (especially if you're not Asian).^ I'm not entirely sure that there are that many more male reference librarians in the world, or that they necessarily get paid that much more.
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^ They don’t care what religion you are, they don’t even care if you hate America.
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^ More importantly, they don't know how little competition they'll face (i.e., how much easier it is to rise to the top of the heap).
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

The rule of thumb in Vietnam is to pre-negotiate the price of any service before it is rendered, especially bus, taxi, or motorcycle rides. .One of the best investments you can make is in a cheap, durable, battery (solar powered are obviously useless at night) operated calculator, as this makes negotiations much easier, and avoids misunderstandings.^ Obviously subject and language competence are bonuses that will make your job easier but they are not replacements for the cataloging "formation".
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^ The chart is nice and the points everyone makes of “well if you eliminate the progress we’ve made with medicine then the total deaths really is X” are useless speculation.
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^ Make sure that one or the other has addressed EVERY job requirement, and, to the extent that you meet the *desirables*, make sure that these are also addressed.
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.Taxi-motorbikes, known as xe ôm are available everywhere and they will constantly harass you offering you a ride (no matter if the drivers speak English or not).^ I grew up in Florida, where I helped teach English to Spanish-speaking migrant children and coached 2 of my siblings when they took H.S. Spanish.
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^ At Somewhere U. you might take every cataloging course they offer and it totals 1.
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^ When you live in the Midwest, however, you have to travel a thousand miles to reach a foreign country - and that's Canada, where they also speak English.
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.It's advisable not to pick them since they will always make you pay much more than to locals and they will surely take you around for hours before getting you to the point you requested.^ I'm not entirely sure that there are that many more male reference librarians in the world, or that they necessarily get paid that much more.
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^ More importantly, they don't know how little competition they'll face (i.e., how much easier it is to rise to the top of the heap).
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those of us who are teaching cataloging need to make sure our students know how much fun they're going to have.
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.In some cases they will take you wherever they want (tourist attractions or shops you didn't request to go) and sometimes they will wait for you to come back (even if you don't want them to wait) and will ask you for more money for having been waiting.^ They don’t care what religion you are, they don’t even care if you hate America.
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^ I had to come back and give you props.
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ Hover round a certain food section but don't buy anything from that section, they're workout from the recieved RFID data that you were interested but didn't bite, so lets send the card holder a voucher to get them the bite next time.
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.Even if you speak some Vietnamese, this is not useful, since they will cheat you anyway or they will act as if they don't understand even if they do.^ They don’t care what religion you are, they don’t even care if you hate America.
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^ Get some freeking balls, why don’t you go on to the frontlines and die, lol, you’re a loser.
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^ Working at LC, you *know* that you are working in a very large library, and that being large makes things different, but you (and by this, I mean "I") don't understand HOW different, and in what manner.
  • ALA | 1st Congress: AUTOCAT Discussion 20 September 2009 16:56 UTC www.pla.org [Source type: Original source]

Metered taxi cabs are available everywhere in Vietnam. .The most reputable ones are MaiLinh taxi (green logo) which is available throughout Vietnam and Vinasun taxi which is available mostly in the South.^ CENTRAL HIGHLANDS: The Central Highlands, a plateau area at the southern edge of the Truong Son Mountains, was a strategically important region of South Vietnam throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A computerized system whereby CORDS personnel at MACV HQ "tracked" the progress of the pacification programs in hamlets throughout South VietNam.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One person said that most of the deaths in vietnam were mostly booby-traps, not battles.
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Vinasun taxi is actually a bit cheaper than MaiLinh in Saigon. Pre-negotiating a price for a taxi ride is the best bet for anyone appearing to be a tourist — false taxi meters have been seen to jump 100,000 VND in one shot. Settling the fare beforehand can prevent such expensive scams.

Contact

Phone

Police 113, Fire Brigade 114, Hospital 115, Time 117, General Information 1080

Telephone

Landline numbers in Hanoi and HCMC have a sequence of eight numbers, others have seven.
  • Vietnam international code: +84
  • Hanoi area code : (04)
  • Ho Chi Minh area code : (08)
VoIP calls
Telephone bills are 30% to 40% cheaper if dialed with 171 or 178 services.
  • Domestic call : 171 (178) + 0 + Area code + Number.
  • International call : 171 (178) + 00 + Country code + Area code + Number.
.Since hotels and guesthouses often charge higher for telephone calls, try to find a post office or any reliable public service.^ LESS that those in other departments because they don't "do public > service," which is often narrowly defined as direct contact with the > public.
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Mobile phones

There are many mobile networks with different codes:
  • Vinaphone: 91, 94, 121, 123, 125 (GSM 900)
  • Mobifone: 90, 93, 122, 124, 126 (GSM 900/1800)
  • Viettel: 98, 97, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 (GSM 900)
  • SFone: 95 (CDMA)
  • Vietnamobile: 92 (CDMA)
  • EVN Telecom: 96 (CDMA)
  • Beeline: 199 (GSM 900)
You can buy a SIM card in every shop selling mobile phones, or showing their network's brands. .The standard price is no higher than 75,000 dong, but foreigners are often charged 100,000 dong.^ Approximately 1.7 million union members worked in the private sector, including in enterprises with foreign investment (more than 700,000 persons).
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In March more than 7,000 workers at a Mabuchi Motor Company plant in Dong Nai went on strike for more pay and better working conditions.
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Prepaid account charges vary from 1,700-2,500 dong per minute. Recharge cards are available in denominations of 50,000, 100,000, 200,000 and 500,000 dong.
.Roaming onto Vietnam's GSM networks are possible with foreign mobile phones, subject to agreements between operators.^ AGREEMENT BETWEEN JAPAN AND FRANCE PLEDGING MILITARY CO-OPERATION IN DEFENSE OF INDO-CHINA, Tokyo, July 29, 1941 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Memo from Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to Nixon, Subject: Air and Naval Operations Against North Vietnam, 8 October 1969 .
  • Documents Relating to the Vietnam War 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.mtholyoke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Internet

.Internet access is available in all but the most remote towns.^ The government allows access to the Internet through a limited number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), all of which were state-owned joint stock companies.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Rates are fairly cheap, but range wildly depending on the area and clientele (2000-10,000 dong). .Connection speeds are high, especially in the big cities, but any tasks more complex than email and basic surfing may prove tedious, or even impossible.^ At the same time, New York City has a reputation as a very bureaucratic city, which makes entry into the neighborhood difficult or even impossible for middle class entrepreneurs.

^ More than 50 percent of the city had been totally destroyed, and 116,000 people of a total population of 140,000 had been rendered homeless.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than 90 percent of strikes occurred in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces.
  • Vietnam 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Most of these internet shops have ADSL, especially ones charging higher rates. .Many hotels provide free access (terminals as well as wireless) for their guests, although free internet is always a mixed bag.^ The government allows access to the Internet through a limited number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), all of which were state-owned joint stock companies.
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^ On the other hand, I wouldn't equate this with applying for a position that you are clearly not qualified for, because the employer DOES spend considerable time on your application, even if you are not qualified.
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Basic Information

President: Nguyen Minh Triet (2006) Prime Minister: Nguyen Tan Dung (2006) Land area: 125,622 sq mi (325,361 sq km); total area: 127,244 sq mi (329,560 sq km)
.Geography: Vietnam occupies the eastern and southern part of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia, with the South China Sea along its entire coast.^ Located 330 kilometers southeast of south China’s Hainan Province, the Xisha Islands are one of four big island groups in the South China Sea along with the Dongsha, Nansha and Zhongsha.
  • Chùm ảnh Trung Quốc chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa « Con chó DOG 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC cuong349.wordpress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Glottalised tones in China and South-East Asia.
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^ In S. F. Drake, ed., Symposium on historical, archeological and linguistic studies on Southern China, Southeast Asia and the Hongkong region.
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.China is to the north and Laos and Cambodia are to the west.^ Isolated by the Annamese mountain chain and bordered by Laos to the west and the Demilitarized Zone to the north, Hue was without access to a major port for resupply.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OUT-COUNTRY: the Southeast Asian conflict outside South Vietnam (i.e., Laos and North Vietnam, sometimes Thailand, Cambodia, and China) Pg.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Long and narrow on a north-south axis, Vietnam is about twice the size of Arizona.^ SEVENTEENTH PARALLEL: temporary division line between North and South Vietnam established by the Geneva Accords of 1954.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is located on Highway 1 about 420 miles south of Hanoi and 670 miles north of Saigon and was an independent municipality under the Republic of Vietnam (Rvn).
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^ OUT-COUNTRY: the Southeast Asian conflict outside South Vietnam (i.e., Laos and North Vietnam, sometimes Thailand, Cambodia, and China) Pg.
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.The Mekong River delta lies in the south.^ IV CORPS: the southernmost military region in South Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108144.html
'DEMOGRAPHICS: Population 86,116,560 (July 2008 est.)
.Age structure 0-14 years: 25.6% (male 11,418,642/female 10,598,184) 15-64 years: 68.6% (male 29,341,216/female 29,777,696) 65 years and over: 5.8% (male 1,925,609/female 3,055,212) (2008 est.^ They tried to block me too, but I found a loop hole at the gig...lol October 15, 2008 10:51 AM .
  • Rumors : Hip-Hop Rumors: Common and Serena Go Surfing, Evander Holyfield Gets KO'd In Court! 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: General]

^ October 14, 2008 4:25 PM .
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^ CCC Welcome back October 15, 2008 10:59 AM .
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Population growth rate 0.99% (2008 est.)
Birth rate 16.47 births/1,000 population (2008 est.) Death rate
6.18 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.) .Net migration rate Sex ratio at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2008 est.^ October 15, 2008 8:08 AM .
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^ Lahu Nyi (Red Lahu) New Year texts - II. Journal of the Siam Society (Bangkok) 63.2:161-98.
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^ PingBack from http://www.namviet.net/blog/Namviet/2008/11/19/myspacecom-viet-nam-38-male-california-wwwmyspacecom-9/ November 19, 2008 1:09 AM .
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) Infant mortality rate
total: .23.61 deaths/1,000 live births male: 24.01 deaths/1,000 live births female: 23.19 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.^ Phần 2 Gửi bởi: DepTraiDeu trong 23 Tháng Mười Hai, 2008, 09:19:11 am .
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) Life expectancy at birth
total population: 71.33 years male: 68.52 years female: 74.33 years (2008 est.) Total fertility rate 1.86 children born/woman (2008 est.)
Ethnic groups: Kinh (Viet) 86.2%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.7%, Muong 1.5%, Khome 1.4%, Hoa 1.1%, Nun 1.1%, Hmong 1%, others 4.1% (1999 census)
Religions: Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8% (1999 census

Economic Development, Health, and Education

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Vietnam is currently a struggling economic country. They have devised Vietnam's Socio-Economic Development Strategy for the 2011- 2020 Period www.vjol.info/index.php/VEMR/article/viewArticle/575
HEALTH:
65% of population using improved sanitation facilities, 2006 Malaria 2003–2007*, 3% under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs Estimated number of people (all ages) living with HIV, 2007 , estimate 290 thousand 20% of under-fives (2000–2007*) suffering from: underweight† (NCHS/WHO): moderate ; & severe http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/vietnam_statistics.html#54
EDUCATION: Languages Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian) Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 90.3% male: 93.9% female: 86.9% (2002 est.)

Brief History

.BRIEF HISTORY: The Vietnamese first appeared in history as one of many scattered peoples living in what is now South China and Northern Vietnam just before the beginning of the Christian era.^ Still, before the Tet Offensive, Hue was considered secure for South Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Actually several valleys and mountains, the A Shau Valley was one of the principal entry points to South Vietnam of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nearly one million people, primarily Montagnard tribesmen, lived in the 20,000 square miles of the Central Highlands in 1968.
  • Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vietvet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

According to local tradition, the small Vietnamese kingdom of Au Lac, located in the heart of the Red River valley, was founded by a line of legendary kings who had ruled over the ancient kingdom of Van Lang for thousands of years. .Historical evidence to substantiate this tradition is scanty, but archaeological findings indicate that the early peoples of the Red River delta area may have been among the first East Asians to practice agriculture, and by the 1st century BC they had achieved a relatively advanced level of Bronze Age civilization.^ Papers of the first Japan-U. S. joint seminar on East and Southeast Asian linguistics.
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^ Genetic relationship, diffusion and typological similarities of East and Southeast Asian languages (Papers of the 1st Japan-U. S. Joint Seminar on East and Southeast Asian Linguistics).
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^ Genetic relationship, diffusion and typological similarities of East and Southeast Asian languages (Papers of the 1st Japan-U. S. Joint Seminar on East and Southeast Asian Linguistics), ed.
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http://www.vietventures.com/Vietnam/history_vietnam.asp
.Viet Nam conquered by French in 19th century • Occupied by Japanese in W.W.II • 1945 end of W.W. II • 1946-54 – Communist Viet Minh League formed and led by Ho Chi Min; not recognized by France • French and Viet Minh fight for control of Indochina • 1954 – Viet Nam divided with DMZ; elections promised by UN; country to be re-united in 1956 • 1955-6 Ho Chi Minh controls Communist North (DMV); Diem, supported by U.S. controls South; U.S. delays • 1957 – U.S. has Special Forces troops involved in intelligence gathering and training of South Vietnamese, including the Montagnard indigenous people, in guerilla warfare – no official involvement • 1963 – Pres.^ One T-54 proceeded to the west end of the airfield along the north road to cover the highway leading into Dak To II from Ben Het where COL Dat had erroneously positioned the bulk of his armor.
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^ Trả lời Dan VIet Nam , on Tháng Sáu 9th, 2009 lúc 8:33 sáng Said: no van de .
  • Chùm ảnh Trung Quốc chiếm quần đảo Hoàng Sa « Con chó DOG 18 September 2009 0:47 UTC cuong349.wordpress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Statue of Liberty (French: Statue de la Liberté), officially known as Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), was presented to the United States by "the people of France" in 1886.

Diem assassinated; 3 weeks later, Kennedy assassinated • March 1965 – first U.S. combat troops land • October 1965 – first draft card burned • 1968 peace negotiations begin in Paris • 1969 My Lai massacre exposed • 1973 agreement signed between U.S. and DRV; official withdrawal of U.S. • 1976 N. and S. Viet Nam reunited http://www.sfu.ca/~scheel/engl%20104/feb17.pdf

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