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***(7)《Omay 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译校
·王海明序《Omay 海上保险的法律与保险单》
·《OMAY海上保险的法律与保险单》序
·《Omay 海上保险:法律与保险单》译后记
·朱曾杰序《OMAY海上保险的法律与保险单》
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第一章:导论
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第二章:海上保险
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第三章:船舶险I
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第四章:船舶险II
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第五章:货物风险
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第六章:货物除外责任
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第七章:碰撞责任
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第八章:战争险
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第九章:罢工、暴乱和民事骚乱
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十章:近因
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十一章:施救费用
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十二章:共同海损
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十三章:救助
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十四章:全损\实际全损
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十五章:单独海损
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十六章:代位追偿权
·《OMAY 海上保险:法律与保险单》郭国汀主译 冯立奇校 第十七章:重复保险与分摊
***(8)《郭国汀辩护词代理词自选集》郭国汀著
·《郭国汀辩护词、代理词自选》
·“五懂”律师多多益善--《郭国汀律师辩护词、代理词精选》序
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***(9)《郭国汀海事海商论文自选》郭国汀著
·《郭国汀海商法论文自选》
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·《项目融资》郭国汀 许兆宁 高建平 王崇能 译郭国汀审校 第一章:当事人的目标
·《项目融资》郭国汀 许兆宁 高建平 王崇能 译 第六章:保险问题
·《项目融资》郭国汀 许兆宁 高建平 王崇能 译 第四章:信用(融资)协议
·《项目融资》郭国汀 许兆宁 高建平 王崇能 译 第十章:未来
·《项目融资》郭国汀 许兆宁 高建平 王崇能 译 第八章:其他法律问题
***(11)《油污和碰撞责任》郭国汀译
·《油污和碰撞责任》郭国汀译 第三编:油污 第十一章:导论
·《油污和碰撞责任》郭国汀译 第三编:油污 第十二章:船舶油污及国际公共卫生法的调整
***(12)《国际贸易法》郭国汀、陆怡、李涛译
·《国际贸易法》郭国汀、陆怡、李涛译 第六章:国际技术转让
·《国际贸易法》郭国汀、陆怡、李涛译 第七章:外国投资
***(13)《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译
·《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译 第一章:海事海商法的简明历史
·《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译 第五章:拖航
·《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译 第十章:管辖及程序
·《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译 第十一章:海洋污染
·《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译 第十二章:特别法定权利、海上留置权、抵押权及其他请求权
·《国际海事海商法》郭国汀、沈军、王崇能、冯敏译 第十三章:旅客运输
***(14)《现代提单的法律与实务》郭国汀/赖民译
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·《国际经济贸易法律与律师实务》作者的话/郭国汀
***(17)《当代中国涉外经济纠纷案精析》郭国汀主编
·《当代中国涉外经济纠纷案精析》主编的话/郭国汀
***(18)《国际海商法律实务》郭国汀主编
·《国际海商法律实务》主编前言/郭国汀
***(19)《南郭独立评论》郭国汀著
·【郭國汀評論】第一集我為什麼要為法輪功辯護
·【郭国汀评论】第二集从自焚伪案看中共的邪教本质
·《郭国汀评论》第三集国际专家学者如何看待法轮功?
·【郭國汀評論】第四集:中共為何懼怕曾節明
·【郭國汀評論】第五集:憶通律師事務所遭遇停業的真正原因
·《郭国汀评论》第七集:江泽民是货真价实的汉奸卖国贼
·《郭国汀评论》第八集:从陈世忠的“第二种忠诚”看中共司法黑暗
·【郭國汀評論】第九集-苏家屯事件(盗卖法轮功学员人体器官)是中共的滑鐵盧
·《郭国汀评论》第十集:蘇家屯事件(活体盗卖法轮功学员人体器官)是中共的滑鐵盧(下集)
·《郭国汀评论》:第十二集:爱中华必须反共!
·《郭国汀评论》第十三集:为六四“反革命暴徒”抗辩
·《郭国汀评论》第十四集:什么是我们为之奋斗的民主?
·《郭国汀评论》第十五集:为邓玉娇抗辩(上)
·《郭国汀评论》第十六集 我为邓玉娇抗辩(下)
·《郭国汀评论》第十七集:强烈谴责中共暴政迫害中国人权律师
·《郭國汀評論》第十八集:中共专制暴政正在毁灭中国生态环境
·《郭国汀评论》第二十二集:论法轮功精神运动的伟大意义
·郭国汀评论:论中共政权的非法性《郭国汀评论》第23集
·郭国汀评论:论中共专制暴政下的酷刑
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·论反共与反专制暴政
·论反共与反专制暴政(下)
·颠覆及煽动颠覆国家政权罪抗辩要点?
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Freedom is not free but it is costly

   Freedom is not free but it is costly
   by Pat Boone
   
    December 1, 2007
   

   [Thomasgguo note: I quite agree with the author’s opinion that Freedom is not free but it is costly. Just like there is no free lunch we cannot hope the freedom will come as a Christmas gift for Chinese. Chinese democracy movement has been forwarding more than thirty years and sacrifice more than ten thousand best sons and daughters of Chinese, but the totalitarian dictatorship communist party still controlling whole state power of China, in my opinion the only way is revolution and overthrew such a dictatorship regime, for people has such natural right: to give up tyrant government. Thomas Jefferson said, "From time to time, the soil of liberty must be stained with the blood of martyrs." In the history of human being, almost every nation won their liberty through revolution and lost life and sacrifice numberless of their best sons and daughters, therefore Freedom isn’t free but costly anyhow it also is well worth for human dignity and happiness.]
   
   
   
   
   Years ago, I hosted a couple of TV specials for a dynamic young singing group, a large chorus put together and sponsored by an international organization called Moral Rearmament. The concept began in Switzerland, as I remember, and had a wide welcome across several continents and the U.S. Its stated purpose was simply to use the enthusiasm, vigor, fresh-faced appeal and altruism of young people to promote peace … and avert war.
   I'll never forget the lines of one of their signature songs, whose chorus began:
   Freedom isn't free, freedom isn't free
   You've got to pay the price, you've got to sacrifice
   For your liberty.
   Of course, being an anti-war organization, Moral Rearmament's "sacrifice" was a contribution of time, energy, communication, good deeds and education that would work against armed international conflict throughout the world. It was such a contagious idea, as these effervescent young boys and girls presented it, that I happily made time to host the two specials.
   I don't know what's happened to those young people or the Moral Rearmament organization; they just dropped out of sight or faded away, sadly or perhaps inevitably. And I hate to think about the wars, regional and international, that this world has suffered since then. And even more, I hate to admit that there's a warlike component embedded in the human condition – and we may never be rid of it.
   In a recent published interview, talking about the first movie produced by his new United Artists venture, starring himself, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise said, "I hate war; my personal opinion is that war never accomplished anything." I actually do think the world of Tom, and I share his hatred of war itself. But my immediate reaction was the desire to ask him, "What about our own Revolutionary War? There most likely would never have been an America – the country that has blessed us and the rest of the world for 250 years – without it. And what about our own Civil War, bloody and inexcusable as it seems, that kept our States United? And what about World Wars I and II? In both cases, weren't those wars forced upon us – to rescue all of Europe from Germanic subjugation in WWI, and all the world from a surging evil axis led by the insane regime of Adolf Hitler in WWII?"
   In any of those cases, should a free and democratic people just have refused to take up arms and allowed itself to be taken over by a crazed dictator? What serious options did a free people have?
   A statement by Thomas Jefferson rings in my ears: "From time to time, the soil of liberty must be stained with the blood of martyrs."
   Isn't that a pitiful but undeniable truth? Can anybody read much history without having to acknowledge that there have always been small and large segments of humanity driven to impose their will on other segments? And, as admirable and well motivated as "peace movements" surely are, does any overview of human history give us any real hope that one will truly succeed?
   I'm an incorrigible optimist, but I've finally had to give up on any such idea. I reluctantly have come to the conclusion, along with Thomas Jefferson and the Moral Rearmament kids, that there will always be plots and schemes against free and blessed people, for any number of selfish, jealous, or power-hungry reasons. And the free and the blessed will have to defend themselves and others – with military arms.
   Someone forwarded some shocking data to me just recently, which tend to prove my point about freedom being not free, but costly – not just in good deeds, but in blood. And a couple of other points as well. The statistics were compiled by the Congressional Research Service, and can be confirmed by any skeptic at its website. What follows is a condensed version of the facts that are known.
   As tragic and painful a burden as the fatality numbers in our current Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are – and however much we might hate being there, confronting at least two modern Hitlers and their expressed desire to destroy both the United States and Israel – the fact is America has suffered military fatalities every year since 1980, numbering from as few as 817 in 1997 to as many as 2,392 in 1980, the last year of President Jimmy (Nobel Peace Prize) Carter! And America suffered over 10,000 fatalities during the Clinton years!
   And even more shocking to me is the comparison between our total military fatalities in Iraq (3,500 and counting) and the recorded murders in the United States (14,000) in a single year, an alarming percentage committed by persons in this country illegally.
   Doesn't this tend to prove the apparent reality that there are everywhere destructive elements in our human makeup, and that diplomacy will not likely make the difference between war and peace? And that this may not be a good time to have best-selling books attempting to disprove the very existence of a Creator who has endowed all men with constructive attributes too – certain unalienable rights, among these life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
   Oh, and this same Congressional Research Service study disproved the media-promoted falsehood, beloved and endlessly repeated by the left, that in our volunteer army the brave young men and women who have lost their lives in Iraq are mostly minorities who "couldn't get jobs in the land of the free." Here are the fatalities over the past several years in the battle called Iraqi Freedom, by race:
   European descent (white) – 74.31 percent
   Hispanic – 10 percent
   Black – 9.67 percent
   Asian – 1.81 percent
   Native American – 1.09 percent
   Other – 0.33 percent
   Sounds like a pretty even-handed distribution, doesn't it? How do you suppose our "mainstream" print and TV media missed this very important data? War is horror, but a sad fact of life.
   So is blatant dishonesty.
   
   
   
   author Pat Boone, descendant of the legendary pioneer Daniel Boone, has been a top-selling recording artist, the star of his own hit TV series, a movie star, a Broadway headliner, and a best-selling author in a career that has spanned half a century. During the classic rock & roll era of the 1950s, he sold more records than any artist except Elvis Presley. To learn more about Pat, please visit his website.

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