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Chinese police may have power to disappear people


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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 1, 2012 11:41 a.m.

    The term "disappear" with the meaning that it can be done TO someone is political, and I think in this usage dates back to dictatorial regimes in Argentina and Chile in the late 20th century. I grant that it seems awkward, but I'm sure talking about it is better than experiencing it.

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    March 1, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    Since when is disappear a verb?