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Tolik: Great point. I had the opportunity to host several high ranking Chinese nuclear engineers for some meetings. I traveled with them several a week, and conversations over dinner were enlightening.

The head of the group told me he had been sent to work on a farm for reeducation. We got to talking about what we did for recreation. I told him that the first day of deer season in Pennsylvania was like a holiday. He laughed and told me that when he was on the farm, they loved to go goose hunting to supplement their food supply. I expressed shock that the were allowed to have guns. He laughed and said since everyone on the farm was either a scientist or engineer they were able to make their own shotguns.

The lesson for me was that you can not keep the human spirit down.