Were You a Third Culture Kid?


Philippines - Eye / Mouth / Heart Nostalgia

Philippines – Eye / Mouth / Heart Nostalgia (Photo credit: Jeff_Werner)


“A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture. The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the third culture kid’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of the same background, other TCKs.”
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Why The Philippines is Losing Spratly Islands
‘Despite its success, there are still lingering problems within Philippine politics that should be solved in order to effectively address the dispute over the Spartly Islands. The 1951 United States-Philippine Mutual Peace Treaty implies a role for the United States in addressing this territorial dispute and supporting the Philippines, but so far the United States has remained fairly aloof. Yet the Philippines is the strongest ally of the United States among all the countries vying for the islands. It would be advantageous for the United States to support the Philippines’ claim over the Spratly Islands because the United States can benefit from the resources from the rich ecosystem and the strategic location of the islands. Unfortunately, the United States has refused to take sides on the matter…’
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Eric Cantor’s Facebook App Lets You ‘Cosponsor’ House Bills
One poll says 49% ridiculous (highest vote)

‘If you’re looking for a way to show off your support for legislation beyond a simple Facebook status, you’re in luck: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) launched Cosponsor.gov Tuesday, a Facebook-based website and app that lets users mark their support for and track legislation in the House.

‘Cantor’s office first introduced a version of the app over a year ago. However, the previous iteration only worked with a small handful of bills, most of which were introduced by Republicans. The new Cosponsor.gov works with any bill, regardless of political genesis…’
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Words that will land you on DHS Watch List
‘Following a Freedom of Information request, the Deparment of Homeland Security has been forced to release the full list of words it monitors, and some are a lot more innocent than you’d expect.

‘The list contains the usual suspects — words like Al-Qaeda and Jihad, who’s connection to terrorism is obvious — but then lots more. Words like port and pork that any of a number of us could be using in when talking about our iPads or lunch.

‘Find the full list in this government report…’

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