2017年5月13日 星期六

hoodwink, conceal, reveal, on orders from, slip (ESCAPE), galvanize

HKFP_Voices: "The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has recently published a slew of its documents on Hong Kong. As the old joke about the bikini goes, what it conceals is more interesting that what was revealed." - Hanshih Toh.

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Bo called Tang "a mad dog" who wanted to "frame me out of consideration for his own interests".

"This evidence has little to do with my criminality," Bo said. "I was just hoodwinked. I thought it was all official business."

Dr. Hu emphasized another point last week. In an illuminating article in the October issue of Foreign Affairs, he demonstrated how the Chinese Red army, fostered for 25 years by Joseph Stalin, won China for Communism. In the process of dispelling the widely held notion that the Chinese Communists won because of their popular appeal rather than because of their armed force, Dr. Hu related a fascinating story to illustrate how Stalin hoodwinked Franklin Roosevelt at Yalta in 1945.Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project
The C.I.A. was said to have withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on orders from the former vice president.

But though the owner and local government officials took few steps to prevent the tragedy, they succeeded, almost completely, in concealing it.

As such, Roland Barthes attempts a novel approach to the problem of critical distance. Whereas fiction admits the extent of its untruth, it also conceals its autobiographical element.

Add Up the Damage 
I don’t think George W. Bush should be allowed to slip quietly out of town. There should be a loud, collective angry howl and demonstrations over the damage he’s done to this country.

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Olympic-Torch Protesters Given Slip In San Francisco

The Olympic torch made its long-anticipated one-day visit to the U.S. Wednesday with the expected protests and some hoodwinking of demonstrators by authorities.

Even more visible in San Francisco than the often violent anti-China protests that have struck the torch run elsewhere was the backlash of hundreds of Chinese-Americans and other pro-China supporters who rose up to protest the protesters. Media attention has not only spotlighted the protests but galvanized support for China among Chinese-Americans and Chinese nationals living in the U.S.


Killer slipped through safety net

Ismail Dogan   
Ismail Dogan's family was isolated by both language and cultural barriers

A mentally ill man who killed a stranger in a stabbing rampage "slipped through the safety net", a report into his treatment has found.
The independent review into the care of Ismail Dogan, a paranoid schizophrenic, was commissioned by NHS London.
Ernie Meads, 58, was killed by Dogan in Edmonton, north London, in December 2004. Five others were badly injured.
Dogan, 33, admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and is being held indefinitely in Broadmoor.
The report examined the actions of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and the Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust, relating to Dogan's care between 2000-2004.
Dogan stopped taking his medication in June 2004 and shortly afterwards began talking to himself and behaving oddly.

 Yet again, the warnings and pleas of family members went unheeded, with fatal consequences
Marjorie Wallace, Sane

The report found that key opportunities to stabilise Dogan's condition were missed by the health system and that the various professionals responsible for his care in the hospital and in the community did not share vital information.
Turkish-born Dogan, who had been released from a psychiatric hospital in 2001, told psychiatrists in Broadmoor that a bird had spoken to him telling him to carry out attacks on English people.
The report also found that Dogan's parents were afraid of him and tried at least five times to get help for their son.
There was also evidence that the care co-ordinator responsible for Dogan altered notes after his violent attacks, the report found.
'Serial blunders'
That person has since been suspended.
Marjorie Wallace, of the mental health charity Sane, said the review detailed a catalogue of errors.
"This report highlights a familiar litany of serial blunders, mismanagement and miscommunication.
"Yet again, the warnings and pleas of family members went unheeded, with fatal consequences."
Ms Wallace reiterated Sane's call for a "red alert" system to be created that allows authorities and police to respond quickly should a family raise the alarm about loved ones' deteriorating mental health.
In a joint statement, the trusts involved said lessons had been learned from the Dogan case and new mental health procedures were in place.
"In the years since 2004 we have made significant changes to improve clinical governance and risk assessment, care co-ordination and inter-agency communications."

slip (ESCAPE)
verb [T] -pp-
to get free from, leave or escape something:
The ship slipped its moorings.

give sb the slip to escape from someone 

verb [T]
to cause someone to suddenly take action, especially by shocking or exciting them in some way:
Western charities were galvanized by TV pictures of starving people.
The prospect of his mother coming to stay galvanized him into action and he immediately set about cleaning the house.

hoodwink (顧 "hood/wink"之名,思其為blindfold之義) 這字在16世紀中開始用。不過現在只用在”欺詐;哄騙”(從17世紀早期起)
1. verb [T]
to deceive or trick someone:
He hoodwinked us into agreeing.

在Shorter O. E. D.中還有兩例。其一類似昨天{朝日新聞}的” Just another attempt to hoodwink the public” 07/02/2007,只不過它指希特勒時代的事。
1. Archaic. To blindfold.
2. Obsolete. To conceal.

Pronunciation: /ˈhʊdwɪŋk/
[with object]
  • deceive or trick:staff were hoodwinked into thinking the cucumber was a sawn-off shotgun


mid 16th century (originally in the sense 'to blindfold'): from the noun hood1 + an obsolete sense of wink 'close the eyes'

verb [T]
to prevent something from being seen or known about; to hide something:
The listening device was concealed in a pen.
I tried to conceal my surprise when she told me her age.
It was said that the police concealed vital evidence.
Is there something you're concealing from me?

The robbery had been recorded on a concealed security camera.
He was carrying a concealed weapon.
The room had concealed lighting.

noun [U]
when something is hidden:
the concealment of evidence/facts/weapons