An Hero Day

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So ya, it’s 9/11 again, and we’re ready to An Hero our economy some more, but let’s have Obama have his word on this matter.

 

Marking the Eleventh Anniversary of 9/11

 

Today, President Obama and the First Lady marked the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

They began the day at the White House, observing a moment of silence on the South Lawn just after 8:45 a.m., around the time the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Afterward, they traveled to the Pentagon, where the President spoke at a memorial service in honor of those who died there, as well as in New York and Pennsylvania.

This anniversary allows us to renew our faith that even the darkest night gives way to a brighter dawn. Today, we can come here to the Pentagon, and touch these names and kneel beside a building where a single stone still bears the scars of that fire. We can visit the field of honor in Pennsylvania and remember the heroes who made it sacred.  We can see water cascading into the footprints of the Twin Towers, and gaze up at a new tower rising above the New York skyline.

And even though we may never be able to fully lift the burden carried by those left behind, we know that somewhere, a son is growing up with his father’s eyes, and a daughter has her mother’s laugh — living reminders that those who died are with us still.

So as painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with a lesson that no single event can ever destroy who we are. No act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for. Instead, we recommit ourselves to the values that we believe in, holding firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess.

That’s the commitment that we reaffirm today. And that’s why, when the history books are written, the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division. It will be a safer world; a stronger nation; and a people more united than ever before.

Vice President Biden marked the anniversary by traveling to Shanksville, PA, where he delivered remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial Commemorative Service to honor the passengers and crew who died there 11 years ago today. The Vice President told the families who lost loved ones that day that the heroism of their husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers would never be forgotten.

Today we stand on this hallowed ground, a place made sacred by the heroism and sacrifice of the passengers and the crew of Flight 93. And it’s as if the flowers, as I walked here, as if the flowers were giving testament to how sacred this ground is.

My guess — and obviously it’s only a guess; no two losses are the same. But my guess is you’re living this moment that Yeats only wrote about, when he wrote, pray I will and sing I must, but yet I weep. Pray I will, sing I must, but yet I weep.

My personal prayer for all of you is that in every succeeding year, you’re able to sing more than you weep.  And may God truly bless you and bless the souls of those 40 incredible people who rest in this ground.

 

So after a heartfelt day of honoring thy dead, let’s move onto Japan’s famous an heroes…their citizens.

 

Men Busted for Cheerleader Snaps: “Isn’t That The Point?”

Author: Artefact

 

Police have arrested two men for the crime of photographing a group of cheerleaders on a stage, although some have criticised them for an excess of diligence when all the men were found to have taken photographs of was their thighs.

The incident occurred at a Kanagawa prefecture high school “culture” festival where a group of 27 high school girls were performing a cheerleader dance on stage.

Two men in the audience, a 36-year-old civil servant working for the prefecture and a 43-year-old banker, disgracefully attempted to film the girls as they cavorted, taking close-ups of their bare thighs and clothed bodies.

A vigilant teacher noticed them brazenly using their cameras and decided they were suspicious, and their photographs were checked by teachers at the school’s staff room and they were reported to police as voyeuristic perverts.

The pair admit photographing the girls, saying they did it together as part of a “hobby,” and that they met at another such event and have been photographing other schoolgirls in public as well.

They have both been charged with indecent activities and trespass for attending the show in the first place.

There has been a certain amount of confusion amongst Japanese as to how photographing cheerleaders on a stage constitutes criminal voyeurism:

“What is wrong with photographing cheerleaders?”

“How can you get arrested for this?”

“How is this voyeurism?”

“If you don’t want people taking photographs or watching them why hold a cheerleader show on a stage?”

“But they only took photos of their thighs?”

“If photographing anyone but your friends is a crime, they might as well ban cameras.”

“Since when is photography banned at these events…”

“It’s creepy but I don’t see any crime.”

“Yet this is legal:”

 

 

“They should arrest that NHK cameraman then.”

“Odd that all the paparazzi photographers never get arrested just because they do it for money.”

“They are doing it for the money rather than to satisfy their lust, so it’s quite different.”

“Doing it for the money frankly seems more creepy than just doing it out of lust…”

“What about NHK and its cameramen taking pictures of wet schoolgirls getting uplifted by typhoons?”

 

“I thought the whole point of cheerleaders was the short skirts and panchira.”

“And yet the mass media happily photographs gymnastics and beach volleyball all the time.”

“It seems excessive that these two get their names dragged through the national press for this when there are murderers and worse who never have their names made public.”

“Why just arrest them like that? You’d think they’d at least warn them to stop photographing. It’s not even clear if the school bothered telling anyone it had banned photography.”

“I reckon they could get away with this if they took normal photographs and then just enlarged the bits they were interested in on their computers later.”

“They took photos of their thighs, they are obviously guilty!”

“It was only a close-up though? And not even of their underwear.”

“The whole point of cheerleaders is to show off the girls though…”

“They obviously weren’t supposed to be at the event either.”

“You lot wouldn’t like it if a bunch of creepy old guys were photographing your thighs whilst you were up on stage either.”

“How can a public performance in a public place possibly constitute ‘voyeurism’ or ‘peeping’?”

“This country is becoming seriously oppressive.”

“If this is a crime, then the cheerleaders themselves must be guilty of public indecency.”

“Nice to see our police and teachers have their priorities straight – kids are being bullied to death in schools, and they focus on the important stuff like this.”

 

I’ll see you guys on the flipside.

Grass out.

 

Oops, seesm I completely forgot about this blog

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I come back to WordPress a week later and find out they’ve updated their site again…only to be 50 times more laggy on my computer. Gee, thanks, just what I need, a way to burn even more processing power than I previously had to. And I apologize for this blog being so out of whack-recently. I actually completely forgot I had a blog on wordpress, and now you know why. It’s like wrestling a croc every time I get on here, and I’m on a fucking Win7. So there you have it, site’s update so users can’t use them, I suppose it’s to be expected of a declining world. Anyway, I’m not gonna chew the fat or even make a page long news post on anything major so you guys can enjoy this instead.

 

http://prejudiceismagic.tumblr.com/post/29900676777/love-and-tolerance

 

This is a tumblr blog I subscribe to that showcases ignorance inside the brony community. The same idiots who preach love and tolerance, but refuse to accept that which they preach. In other words, hypocrites. This specific post is about the whole love and tolerance issue as a whole. Should be a good read for you guys.

And since I never post Japan shit anymore…

 

 

Skype Schoolgirl Cyber-Rape Teacher Busted

Author: Artefact

 

A man has been arrested for “forcing” schoolgirls to undress for him using only Skype and his hentai teacher powers, in a case which has incited more than a little curiosity as to his exact modus operandi.

The 27-year-old man taught at a Kyoto high school, but unusually chose to eschew the relatively safe option of whoring or molesting amongst his own students for the less than anonymous vistas of the Internet.

He discovered he could use Skype to threaten and coerce schoolgirls from all over the nation into performing lewd acts for him, but an 17-year-old Okayama prefecture schoolgirl was the undoing of his virtual harem of the unwilling and the authorities closed in.

Police evidently took a dim view of him trying his luck outside his school, and he eventually found himself charged with both with criminal coercion and manufacturing child pornography.

Police also found evidence of him victimising a number of other girls on his computer, but have so far not been able to identify any of them.

In the hopes of persuading victims to come forward (assuming they are indeed all such), they have released his handle (“Saotomeriku”) – although given the record of Japanese police in these matters, other victims could be forgiven for not wanting to come forward lest they end up being arrested on child pornography charges themselves, or worse.

The creepy denizens of 2ch are more interested in just how he managed to “coerce” random schoolgirls into undressing for him:

“Another teacher!”

“I don’t understand how you can ‘threaten’ people using only Skype?”

“Those girls must have been a bit dim to succumb to him demanding they undress over Skype…”

“He must be pretty persuasive to get all those girls to undress using only Skype.”

“You can imagine him telling them he was a super-hacker and would leak all their personal info online if they didn’t obey. Just looking up their IP or whatever and telling them what prefecture they are in might work if they didn7t have a clue how these things work.”

“You can guess what the cops have in mind for anyone who comes forward.”

“What happened to the pics!”

“Why are all these perverts always teachers?”

“More of these hentai teachers! The cancer of Japan.”

“I managed to get a girl I met in an MMO to stream her onanism for me so it’s certainly possible.”

“I can’t see what could possibly motivate those other girls to come forward under the circumstances.”

“If his other victims come forward it will turn out they were all in their thirties…”

 

I’ll see you guys on the flipside.

TGS’s 1st Anniversary coming up (A one year reflection)

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So it’s almost been a year since I started this blog. ALMOST, but not quite. I started this blog on the last day of July 2011, but it wasn’t until almost half a month later that I actually made use of this blog. Wow a year’s passed already and all I’ve done is slack off. Christ! A whole year of absolute bullshit from the media…wow, this isn’t journalism this is shit. Course, I’m sure you’re all more than aware of everything that goes on around me, probably better than me. But when it comes down to it, this is still a news blog, and will I  still have my anniversary on the end of the month? Nah, August 12th is when I made use of this blog so August 12th will be our Anniversary for this year and every year.

I didn’t think I’d last a year, I thought I’d make this blog on a whim and just roll with it and be like every other news blog or review blog out there. Turns out I made quite the noise within the year that I did. I accumulated a good chunk of followers, even if I don’t get hits on this site everyday like CNN or MSNBC, but at least I know people are reading this blog. Whether or not I’ve succeeded in accomplishing what I wanted to do with this blog, one is for sure, I’ve accomplished something meaningful in my life and I’m not spending every second masturbating or thinking about what I’m gonna do with my life everyday. I suppose one could consider that a step up as opposed to a step down, but being jobless and updating a shitty news blog everyday doesn’t really seem like much. I do tell people that I treat this blog like a job, but frankly I only keep it updated to give myself something to do for the vast majority of the week cause I have too much time and nothing to spend it on. Still, I suppose it’d be an objective view to say that I’m just doing this cause I have nothing better to do. It wouldn’t be a lie, but at the same time it wouldn’t be the whole truth.

I started this blog back in 2011 cause I wanted to make a difference. Isn’t that what everyone wants in life? To show others that they want to make a difference? I’m sure I’m not the only person, but I am an insignificant little speck. It all depends on what people want to read, what people care about, and what people like to see in life. Like for example, the dark knight incident, which was all over the fucking news, all over Fox news and such. I mean the guy asked me if I knew him. I could’ve said yes and spread a bunch of rumors or lies, but I’m not that kind of person. You can tell a man lie and it will spread through the media like wildfire, whether or not it’s true, well the public should think for themselves not be spoon-fed the news like little children. I mean, c’mon, news is supposed to be neutral, as in neither taking sides nor being biased; Aka if you don’t act like Fox news,  you should be fine. You’ve all seen my hatred for Romney and a great portion of the Democrats for their failures in congress. I’m not agreeing with Pelosi, I just don’t like her. I don’t care if she’s the house speaker and the rep for California, I don’t give a shit. Pelosi actually managed to piss off a good portion of congress back in the mid to late 2000s era when bills were passed and she outright was against the Bush administration, blah blah blah, but let’s face it, 1 person won’t change Congress.

Anyway, I think I’ve made my thoughts down for this anniversary, expect a news post, but don’t expect too much, this is my early post for August 12th and even if we celebrate our Anni on July 31st, it won’t make a difference, since I want people out there to talk and think for themselves about everything they’ve read on this blog.

Kyushu nuclear boy kills himself through Obama’s nuclear tactics

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Bleedman’s Marceline (D.A.)

 

I didn’t really have time to post a header so here’s Marcy from Adventure Time. I realize as the week goes on, my drive for posting goes down far below the surface of sea level, but I suppose there’s not much I can say at this point, except read on cause I’ve got a lot to cover today.

 

Kyushu death toll rises to 28 as rain abates

Kyodo, AFP-Jiji

 

FUKUOKA — The death toll from the downpours in southwestern Japan reached 28 on Monday when two of six people declared missing were found dead in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectures, police and firefighters said.

The torrential rain since Thursday in northern Kyushu caused floods and mudslides in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka prefectures, sweeping away cars and people without warning.

Residents embarked on a full-scale cleanup Monday following record rainfall that forced hundreds of thousands to flee and left at least 32 dead or missing.

Television footage showed residents, volunteers and local officials shovelling mud and removing damaged furniture from their homes while mechanical diggers worked to clear roads of trees and debris. The four days of intense rain also caused river levees to give way, inundating or destroying houses with torrents of muddy water.

“We are stepping up efforts to remove rubble as roads remain covered with mud at many points,” said Masatatsu Minoda, a Kumamoto Prefecture official.

“Workers are engaged in cleanup efforts while taking precautions against more possible landslides. We may have to stop working if it rains heavily again,” he said.

According to Kyushu Electric Power Co., some 2,600 houses in the area were without electricity. Local authorities meanwhile have been sending out emergency teams to aid villagers isolated by landslides.

Troops were called in Sunday to airlift supplies to those cut off while local authorities dispatched rescue helicopters to ferry the elderly to hospitals.

Rescue divers and troops meanwhile searched rivers and flooded rice fields for bodies. The two found Monday were both men.

While hard rain fell sporadically in northern Kyushu Monday, the Meteorological Agency warned that further landslides and floods were possible if .

In the city of Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 3,500 people from 1,200 households were under instructions to evacuate as of Monday afternoon, while the number under orders to stay away widened by 21 to reach 280 in the village of Minami Aso.

In mountainous Yame in Fukuoka Prefecture, as well as Hita in Oita, about 400 people remained cut off by landslides.

The Self-Defence Forces supplied food by helicopter and rescued residents in need of nursing care.

Aso was among the hardest-hit areas and received around 81.7 cm of rain. The city lies at the foot of a volcano where at least 19 people were killed and three went missing.

There was also heavy rain Sunday in Kyoto, about 500 km east of the region. The rain left about 20 people temporarily trapped after a stream overflowed.

 
So ya, Japan’s suffering from major problems, they’ve continuously been like this and what with the car accidents from earlier this year, the country’s not looking all that good.

 

Confirmation could doom facility; others probed

Shika nuclear plant may sit on active fault

Kyodo

Government research indicates the fault running beneath Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shika Nuclear Power Station may be active, raising questions about the utility’s claim in the late 1990s to the contrary, according to sources.

Government regulations do not allow construction of a nuclear reactor above an active fault. If it is confirmed active, the Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture may not qualify to operate.

The plant is currently shut down for scheduled safety checks plus the state-ordered stress tests introduced because of the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 plant.

The research by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency shows the fault — named S-1, which runs southeast to northwest within the plant’s premises — moved sometime after 130,000 to 120,000 years ago, the sources said Monday.

Hokuriku Electric Power conducted excavation surveys when it applied in 1997 to build a second reactor at the plant and claimed it found the fault “does not indicate activity.”

In a review of fault lines after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, NISA went through excavation data presented by Hokuriku Electric and concluded the research indicated the strong possibility that S-1 may have been active in a relatively recent period.

Geological layers comprised not just of bedrock from ancient periods but also sand and pebbles dating back to 130,000 to 120,000 years suggest the fault was deformed, the sources said.

It remains unknown at this point if S-1 could generate a quake on its own or move in tandem if a temblor hits nearby active faults. Given that another fault lies beneath reactor 2, if the two faults shake at the same time, it could endanger the plant.

“I would say Hokuriku Electric’s assessment that the geological layers of 130,000 to 120,000 years ago have not morphed is far-fetched,” said Mitsuhisa Watanabe, a geomorphology professor at Toyo University.

Watanabe even suspects the fault was active more recently.

Research and surveys by NISA have suggested that a soft fault layer, called a crushed zone, could move at Japan Atomic Power Co.’s Tsuruga nuclear power station in Fukui Prefecture, raising the possibility that the plant, also now idle, may have to be permanently shut down.

Citizens are calling for research into Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui, which also has a soft fault layer. Reactor 3 has been restarted at the Kepco plant and reactor 4’s operations are in the process of being resumed.

And our last story from the land of the rising sun, is the suicide issue. Which if you haven’t already realized is pretty prevalent in Japan, and has been for many, many years.

 

Otsu now admits bullying led student to kill himself

Settlement looms in high-profile tragedy city first tried to deny

Kyodo

 

OTSU, Shiga Pref. — The city of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, reversed its stance Tuesday and said bullying was behind the suicide last year of a junior high school student.

“At this point, the city is (prepared) to admit a causal link between the bullying and the suicide,” an attorney of the municipal government told the Otsu District Court at the second session of the lawsuit filed by the parents of the 13-year-old victim against the city and the alleged bullies, a case that put the boy’s school under the national spotlight.

“We intend to proceed with negotiations for an amicable settlement,” the lawyer said.

Otsu initially argued it wasn’t negligent because it could not determine if the boy, who jumped off a condominium building Oct. 11, was bullied by schoolmates. Media reports, however, alleged that the bullies made the boy “practice” killing himself, and that his homeroom teacher was aware of the abuse but took no action.

Otsu Mayor Naomi Koshi reversed his stance and admitted bullying caused the suicide, after a school survey revealed that several students had reported that the bullies had made the boy practice killing himself.

“I want to apologize deeply to the boy and his bereaved family,” Koshi said Tuesday at City Hall.

In the court, the city asked that the next session be postponed until an investigation by an external panel of experts, to be set up soon, is completed.

The municipal government said the panel would need about four months to reach its conclusion. The court set the next session for Sept. 18 after the plaintiffs objected.

A senior education ministry official in charge of trying to curb school bullying and two other officials, who were dispatched to Otsu on July 10 at the mayor’s request, will assist the city in selecting members of the investigative panel.

“We apologize for the trouble we’ve caused to the victim’s family and to the victim himself, who had to choose death as he stood on the brink of despair because probes by the school and the municipal board of education (into the bullying) were insufficient,” a lawyer representing the city said after Tuesday’s court session.

In a comment issued later through a lawyer representing the plaintiffs, the boy’s 47-year-old father said: “There are a lot of students seeking help as we speak. I want (teachers) to detect signs of bullying.”

In the suit, which was filed in February, the victim’s parents argued that teachers failed to properly respond despite knowing their son was being bullied. The couple are seeking about ¥77 million in damages from the city and the alleged bullies.

The incident grabbed national attention after reports alleged the boy was forced to go through the motions of killing himself.

Last week, police took the rare move of searching both the school and the Otsu board of education.

They also plan to interview hundreds of students and parents during the summer break before deciding, possibly by the end of August, whether to build a criminal case, according to investigative sources.

 

And now we move onto Obama’s idea of a new weapon….

 

Iran drought part of ‘soft war’ by West: VP

 

 

The drought in southern Iran is part of a “soft war” launched against the Islamic republic by the West, the Fars news agency quoted an Iranian vice president as saying on Monday.

“I am suspicious about the drought in the southern part of the country,” Hassan Mousavi, who also heads Iran’s cultural heritage and tourism organisation, said at a ceremony to introdue the nation’s new chief of meteorological department.

“The world arrogance and colonist (term used by Iranian authorities to label the West) are influencing Iran’s climate conditions using technology… The drought is an acute issue and soft war is completely evident… This level of drought is not normal.”

Iran has experienced several droughts in recent years, especially in the south where it was hit in recent weeks by violent sand storms that engulfed several cities.

Sand storms particularly enter Iran from neighbouring Iraq where desertification has increased over the last two decades due to wars.

Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Western countries of devising plans to “cause drought” in Iran, adding that “European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump” their water on their continent.

Iranian leaders claim on a daily basis that Western countries, led by arch-foe the United States, devise “plots” in many forms to undermine the Islamic republic and to impede its economic and scientific development.

They also accuse world powers of colluding against Iran’s national unity, independence, political establishment, culture as well as international relations.

 

And now for all you online dweebs out there, there’s this study that shows internet can develop mental disorders. Pfft, as if most American’s don’t already have some kind of ADHD/ADD going on in their minds. Though I find it funny that ADD/ADHD isn’t as prevalent in females as it is in males. Hmm, food for thought.

 

Study: People Who Are Constantly Online Can Develop Mental Disorders

 

CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — Get off that computer. A new study finds that constantly being online can affect your mental health.

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg  recently studied more than 4,100 Swedish men and women between the ages of 20 and 24 for a year and found that a majority of them who constantly use a computer and mobile phones can develop stress, sleeping disorders and depression.

Sara Thomee, lead author of the study, said there was a “central link” between computers and mental disorders.

“High quantitative use was a central link between computer use and stress, sleep disturbances, and depression, described by the young adults,” Thomee said in the study. “It was easy to spend more time than planned at the computer (e.g., working, gaming, or chatting), and this tended to lead to time pressure, neglect of other activities and personal needs (such as social interaction, sleep, physical activity), as well as bad ergonomics, and mental overload.”

The study found a correlation between stress and always being available on the phone.

“Demands for availability originated not only from work and the social network, but also from the individual’s own ambitions or desires. This resulted in disturbances when busy or resting, the feeling of never being free, and difficulties separating work and private life,” Thomee explained in the study. “Unreturned calls or messages led to overload and feelings of guilt.”

Even people who played video games online faced a greater risk of suffering from depression.

“Daily computer gaming for 1–2 hours meant an increased risk for symptoms of depression in the women,” the study found. “Often using the computer late at 48 night (and consequently losing sleep) was a prospective risk factor for stress and sleep disturbances, including reduced performance, in both sexes.”

Thomee concluded that people need to set limits on computer and cell phone use and limit their own demands on their availability as to not suffer from these types of mental disorders.

 

You know, the only reason people are so stressed out is cause of social networking and drama among friends and blah blah blah blah blah. You don’t need to hear it from me, if you cared about your mental well-being, you wouldn’t be looking at me for it, you’d be asking yourselves. Case-in-point, it’s nonsensical to believe the internet will corrupt your feeble little minds any more than say something like watching porn on Playboy or watching an R-rated movie or god knows what else. Again, don’t believe anything I post on my blog, read it, research it and think for yourselves. That has been my motto since I started this blog. Read, think, apply to real world.

 

YouTube videos ‘show nurses as stupid sex objects’

From: AFP
NURSES have been urged to go on the offensive against YouTube videos that stereotype them as sexual playthings or witless. Researchers led by Gerard Fealy, a professor of nursing and midwifery at University College Dublin in Ireland, analysed the 10 most-viewed clips on the popular video-sharing site in response to the keywords “nurses” and “nursing”.

Four of the 10 videos were posted by nurses, and showed the job of caregiver as skilled, professional and rewarding.

Two of the clips were from a cartoon and a US sitcom that showed nurses as stupid or incompetent.

The other four – from the US TV comedy “Frasier”, a Virgin Mobile ad, a Belgian lingerie commercial and an item from an internet TV news show – portrayed nurses as scantily dressed or willing participants in male sexual fantasies.

“Despite being hailed as a medium of the people, our study showed that YouTube is no different to other mass media in the way that it propagates gender-bound, negative and demeaning nursing stereotypes,” said Prof Fealy.

“Such stereotypes can influence how people see nurses and behave towards them.”

He called for a change.

“We feel that the professional bodies that regulate and represent nurses need to lobby legislators to protect the profession from undue negative stereotyping and support nurses who are keen to use YouTube to promote their profession in a positive light.”

Give me one good reason nurses shouldn’t be portrayed as sex objects. What is it with this world, if it’s not one thing it’s another. Sex, drugs, idiotic remarks. Society’s dimmed down over the years. Everything from making the world kid-friendly to dropping anthrax bombs on sand niggers, adults have never ceased to amaze me at how bad a job they’re doing even when they’re leading our countries into oblivion.
Now, I wanna plug one quick site I just found, you guys should look into it if you’re, like my friend Ryan who is gaga over anime. I just found it so I don’t know enough to say if it’s good or bad but you guys can enjoy it.
The banner will take you to the site, you guys can enjoy the stuff there. Mayhaps, I’ll start finding information from this site in the future.
Now, our usual bit from the boys at sank.

A female fashion expert has been sharing her sage insights into the “painful” fashion failings most likely to condemn any man to perpetual bachelorhood, and as is the way with such things, otaku fashion comes in for the obligatory drubbing.

The list, apparently written from the perspective of a desperate 30-something spinster prepared to marry a man on the basis of the quality of his suit:

1. Men who wear clothes which don’t fit their frame
“They don’t even try them on, they just decide they are an M or L and buy some clothes. And it’s bad to just plump for LL just because someone says you are fat.”

2. He is too concerned about looking cool and ends up wearing clothes which don’t suit him
“He has an image of guys he thinks are popular, so he just puts on all the stuff he sees in shops and magazines!”

3. He dresses in classic otaku style
“A rucksack and a pouch round his waist may be an unavoidable manifestation of his true self, but at least try to make a reasonable first impression. For marriage interviews or parties, proper attire is especially essential.”

4. His entire ensemble is Uniqlo
Uniqlo may be decent enough quality, and even trendy in some cases, but dressing head to foot in Uniqlo is no good at all.

The colossal opprobrium attached to rucksacks is of course nothing new and now seems to be part of the classic otaku stereotype.

However, it probably goes without saying that wearing a pink Precure T-shirt is the ultimate faux pas even for otaku, not that such cases are in much danger of meeting anyone in the first place.

Online there is a certain amount of predictable resentment from what is presumably the “fat wannabe Uniqlo otaku” demographic, who certainly seem defensive of their Uniqlo ensembles…

 

Just so you guys know, Japanese women are fucking shallow, much like American girls, so don’t get your hopes up in getting one. People are people no matter where you go, deal with it or stay in your country; That’s life.

 

And finally a figure gallery for you all to enjoy.

 

Ikkitousen Ryomou Shimei Bikini Ero-Figure

Author: Leon

 

Ikkitousen‘s Ryomou Shimei appears as yet another sexy figure, this time in an (optional) bikini, due for September 2012, all thanks to Griffon Enterprises.

 

And let’s not forget the anime….

 

Campione! Saucy Action Anime

Author: Leon

Action and sexy service in inequal measure have been ensuring Campione! a continuing following, with some hope held out for the disc release and whatever extras it deems fit to bring…

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some leftovers to finish, that don’t involve women’s parts or panties. Good night, everyone and stay safe under the American bridge.

Back to your regularly scheduled program

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Alright ladies and gentlemen we are back to our regularly scheduled posts, I hope last week’s event was fun for you guys. It’s a nice change of pace to the generic pictures I post up there regularly. Let me talk about Black and White 2 for a second; just as a musing. The art, while nice is a little too flamboyant but the trailer made B/W2 look really nice. I was hoping Tajiri might finish off Best Wishes and start making black and white 2 or best wishes 2 into an anime. But that’s inconsequential albeit rather nice to have. The JP version is out and a patch should be available to play it. That said, B/W2 has a lot of hype in the U.S. We can expect a lot from T.P.C. (The Pokemon Company) in the future especially if they plan to make a 3D version a Pokemon Adventure. Ever since we saw Pokemon Trainer in Brawl, we’ve hoped they can do something about a 3D pokemon game that wasn’t just pokemon stadium over and over again. Anyway, let’s move onto today’s news.

 

Let’s open with this anime…

 

Tari Tari Sexy Bathing Anime

Author: Leon

 

 

 

Cute if indifferently received anime Tari Tari has already delivered its unavoidable bathing special, and amongst Type B fans at least is seemingly achieving a modicum of popularity…

 

Enjoy the gallery. And while you’re doing that let’s talk about how greedy China’s gotten recently.

 

Chinese General Demands “Return” of Okinawa

Author: Artefact

 

A serving Chinese general has been saying he thinks Japan ought to be made to “withdraw” from Okinawa, in favour of the peace-loving Chinese.

According to media reports, a Chinese general attached to a national defence research institute gave a radio interview in which he demanded the “return” of Okinawa to China:

We must demonstrate our resolve over the Diaoyu Islands to Japan with actions, but there is a wider issue – we should formally raise the issue of the return of Okinawa [to China].

Okinawa used to be a kingdom called Ryukyu, but in 1879 Japan forcibly occupied it. They had to abandon the Chinese calendar and Chinese characters.

Japan may have occupied it,  but we need to look closely at the issue.

[…]

Of course, Japan should withdraw from Ryukyu.

Prior to being formally annexed by Japan, Ryukyu had enjoyed various tributary relationships with both Japan and China, usually finding itself under the de facto control of the nearby Shimazu clan in Kyushu.

Recent years have seen increasing amounts of revanchist rhetoric from Chinese sources demanding the “return” or “independence” of the islands, but so far no official demand has been made for them, and none seems immediately likely given they are still bristling with American firepower – although China is already trying to pry parts of their “sacred territory” from the chain.

 

Oh, look I have an idea, move everyone in Japan to the US. Then we can be mixxed and ditch the island completely. Japan will have resources and have land, we can import things from other countries. Seriously, am I the only one that feels bad for that country? An entire island and resources are bare minimal for over 1 million people. Doesn’t seem fair if you ask me.

 

Let’s talk religion…

 

 

Mexico gang attacks Christian youth camp

 

Prosecutors said the gang subjected the campers to an ordeal lasting several hours. Seven girls were sexually assaulted and other youths were beaten.

The attackers took cash, cameras and mobile phones and escaped in two stolen vehicles.

The governor of Mexico State, Eruviel Avila, has promised to do everything possible to catch those responsible.

About 90 members of the Christian youth group were camping in tents in the Colibri ecological park near the town of Ixtapaluca, about 35km (22 miles) outside Mexico City.

The attackers burst into the camp at around midnight on Thursday firing shots into the air, the victims said.

The campers were rounded up and held at gunpoint while their belongings were ransacked and some were assaulted.

The park is in a hilly region with no mobile phone coverage so it was some time before the alarm was raised.

Mexican newspapers have questioned why there was not better security at the site.

 

And now Spain gives us some fail.

 

 

Last week we bought you news of America’s airline-esque Olympic suit. A Spanish guy in our office cackled the loudest of all, roaring with laughter at the Ralph Lauren threads.

Which is why we take delight in the images above that show what Spain will be wearing to this year’s sporting showcase. Check out their polo shirt, trainers, tie and kit bag.

Spanish cyclist Angel Rodriguez posted pictures of the clobber on Twitter, saying: “When I saw it, all I could say was dance, dance, dance, dance, bomb!”

Russian sportswear brand Bosco made the kit claiming it has a ‘tribal’ feel.

 

I like this next guy who made a bomb joke at the airport.

 

Doctor Charged After Bomb “Joke” At The Airport

A NYC doctor charged with falsely reporting an incident.

Federal authorities say joking about having a bomb is not funny. But that’s apparently what a New York City doctor did last week in the passenger terminal of the Rochester Airport.

It happened Friday morning at the Jet Blue ticket counter. The TSA says that Dr. Hany Mossad-Boktor was asked the standard question about having any firearms in his luggage, and he replied, “no, just a couple of bombs and a little dynamite, but it’s no big deal.”

TSA Federal Security Director John McCaffrey tells WHAM News that is a big deal, in terms of trying to keep the airport safe and the operation running smoothly. He says bomb sniffing dogs were called in to check the man’s luggage. It showed no signs of explosives, but he was charged with falsely reporting an incident, which is a felony.

 

And finally a birthday party joke. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, a guy drives a jeep into the house of the birthday kid…

 

Jeep drives through children’s gym during party

 

HENRICO, Va.(WTVR)—A Jeep Cherokee smashed through the lobby of a children’s gym, where a birthday party was underway.

Henrico Police got a report around 3:30 p.m., that an adult male drove a Jeep Cherokee through the lobby of Little Gym, located in the 8300 block of Staples Mill Road.

There were around 30 kids and adults in the gym for a birthday party, but no one was hurt because they were in the back area.

“The way it happened, it could have been a lot worse,” Jamie QuackenBush, director of Little Gym, said. “We are grateful no one was hurt. Everything damaged can be replaced. We are very lucky.”

Police said that the driver was charged with reckless driving. The building inspector said the building was not condemned, but it is currently closed.

It will reopen once repairs are done.

 

Video on site, enjoy. Good night, everybody, I’m signing out.

America’s Birthday

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No major post today but here’s a quickie in case you’re staying home and reading this today or if you don’t live in the states. But by the time you read this, it will be the 4th of July in the states and the day we celebrate…I can’t do this. This is ludicrous. I can’t pretend to support a country that is literally falling apart by the seems, what seems like a legitimate country in the current generation by the masses is nothing more than a mirage. A mirage of a place that used to exist 10 years ago; like a mass of land that people abandoned some years ago and we’re just now waking up to it. America hasn’t been like this in a long time, and I want to escape this country. This is a disgrace, ever since Bush screwed up in the turn of the century, he cursed the rest of us, which lead to the Mar. 2011 tsunami/undersea quake/destruction of Japan, the failed policies in the Obama industry. I like what Obama did, but killing Osama and giving us Obamacare won’t heal this country. This country is dying and not even the Colbert Report can save us, I’m talking to you Stephen Colbert. Thanks for trying, but it won’t help.

 

I’m sure you guys already know this, but I don’t have a whole lot of faith in humanity, and that won’t likely change within the coming years. I’m not saying America is bad, but people have very bad tendencies, especially up in Congress.

 

“Let’s just come up with a plan that’s easy to implement and cheap for the rest of us so the Reps won’t bitch. You know them Reps, they won’t agree to anything that isn’t dirt fucking cheap.”

 

It’s this kind of mentality and failure of leadership that will bring down the nation instead of increasing productivity in our country. I recently got a letter from Brian Bilbray, California’s Governor, about building jobs back in California and elsewhere in the US. He mentioned something about having a huge chunk of overseas profits or something we need to bring back to the US and use that to fund jobs. Personally, I think that’s a load of bull. I realize we have overseas profits and those funds get transferred over here once they get the cash out they generally are supposed to siphon funds back to the US shores. Maybe this isn’t the case, and I’m just thinking of a utopia, but I’d like to think that most of the foreign profits we’ve made overseas has come back to us once a certain sum has been made.

 

Anyway, I’ll leave it at this, so I’ll simply leave you with this.

 

 

 

 

Happy 4th, everyone.

A Filler’s End: the depressing epilogue

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My break from blogging has officially ended so here’s your lengthy news post. It’s recently come to my attention that summer is approaching and the load of work needing being accomplished is slowly filling up. So as I take another yawn and wave of my hand to these bothersome workloads I’ve been dealing with, and assume the position of bitching about how the world sucks so goddamn much, once again.

So without further ado, let the bitching commence.

So Google News tells us once again the Euro has been dropping again. You know what, I’m getting sick of this. Seriously…2011 gave us an entire year of bad news…but I’ll leave the article for you guys.

REFILE-FOREX-Euro slides to 4-month low as Greek fears persist

* Greek uncertainty continues, euro could test 2012 low
    * ECB stops operations with some Greek bank-sources
    * Dollar climbs to 2-week high vs yen after US data

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss	
    NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - The euro dropped to a
four-month low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, sliding for
a fourth consecutive session and likely to face more losses on
fears about a Greek exit from the euro zone.	
    News that the European Central Bank has stopped providing
liquidity to some Greek banks as they are severely
undercapitalized weighed on the euro. These banks have now been
moved to the ECB's emergency liquidity assistance program.

    The news briefly sent the euro below $1.27,
approaching its session low of $1.2679, according to Reuters
data. It was on track to test the January trough of $1.2623,
below which would mark the euro's lowest level since August
2010.	
    "I think the ECB is playing hardball," said Mark McCormick,
currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York. "I
doubt they want to get too involved in EU politics, but I think
they're trying to show Greek policymakers what their banking
sector would look like without support from the ECB."	
    Whether that's enough to persuade Greek politicians and
voters to stay inside the euro zone won't be known until the
June 17 election, he said. But the uncertainty should keep the
euro below $1.30 over the next month. 	
    The euro last traded at $1.2725, slightly down on the
day. The session low of $1.2679 was the weakest since
mid-January.	
    In the options market, one-month at-the-money implied
volatility jumped to a 2-1/2 month high on Wednesday of 11.30
percent, while the cost of protecting against a euro
decline as shown in the 25 delta risk reversal data rose to 2.25
percent, approaching the highs seen on May 9.	
    The euro also hit a three-month low versus the yen before
recovering to trade little changed on the day at 102.06 yen. .
.	
    Expectations that Germany and France will act together to
keep Greece in the euro zone helped support the common currency
earlier in the session, though it remained pressured with
investors not convinced Greece will not chart its own course. 	
    Germany wants to stabilize Greece within the euro zone but
Athens must stick to its agreements with international lenders,
a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. 	
    Greek political leaders, meanwhile, meet on Wednesday to
form a caretaker government that will lead the country into its
second election in just over a month, with Greece's euro
membership at stake in a growing crisis rocking world markets.

    "European officials want Greece to remain in the euro zone
and will provide support, but Greek officials are saying a lot
of different things and it is not a surprise they will have
(new) elections," said Eric Viloria, senior currency strategist
at Forex.com in New York. 	
    Investors also remain concerned about the knock-on effects
of a Greek euro exit for economies like Spain and Italy. World
Bank President Robert Zoellick said as much, noting that
Greece's exit could undermine confience in the euro zone trigger
another liquidity crisis. 	
    Greek concerns overall have helped bolster the perceived
safety of the dollar and the yen in recent months.	
    The dollar rose to a two-week high against the yen of 80.55
yen, more than a yen above the 2-1/2 month low touched
last week, after data showed U.S. housing starts rose more than
expected in April.	
    It last traded at 80.24 yen, up 0.1 percent. The dollar
trimmed gains after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve
meeting suggested that some members of the bank's policy-making
committee considered more stimulus for the economy.

    The dollar touched a four-month high against the Swiss franc
 of 0.9471 franc and was last up 0.1 percent at 0.9433
franc.	

    Sterling underperformed after the Bank of England issued a
weaker growth outlook in its quarterly inflation report while
Governor Mervyn King warned that the turmoil in the euro zone
posed a risk to the UK economy.  	
    This helped the euro recover from a 3-1/2 year low
against the UK pound. The euro was last 79.94 pence, up 0.5
percent. Against the dollar, sterling fell to a four-week low
and last changed hands $1.5917, down 0.5 percent.	
    Risk aversion and worries about slowing global growth
weighed on higher-yielding currencies like the Australian and
New Zealand dollars , which fell to five-month lows
against the U.S. dollar.

This is not the kind of news I wanted to hear, and frankly I’m tired of seeing this kind of shit on my goddamn blogs anyway. After spending 6 months of daily posts about dropping coinage in Europe and the Americas, I’ve frankly had enough of this.

 

Let’s move onto something different.

 

Let’s talk about gas prices. What the hell is up with gas prices these days, it drops once then raises once. Economists, Y U NO predict better prices for the rest of us?

Gas Prices Get Screwy, Dropping 14¢ in One State, Rising Over 14¢ in Others

By Brad Tuttle

A week ago, a federal agency announced its latest forecast for gas prices, which are expected to remain stable through the summer, averaging under $3.80 nationwide. While the overall average may indeed stay fairly flat, prices in individual states could fluctuate dramatically. That’s just what’s happened in the past week, with prices in one state dropping 14¢ per gallon—and rising over 14¢ in others.

For the country as a whole, gas prices have kept up a slow, steady decline over roughly a month’s time. According to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, the current national average as of Tuesday was $3.727, which is about 4¢ less than the week before, and 17¢ cheaper than a month prior. By late April, gas prices had decreased to the point that they were cheaper than the year before, and at this point last year, the average gallon cost nearly 25¢ more than it does right now.

This isn’t to say that gas prices are dropping everywhere. Not at all. Consumer Reports’ weekly gas price roundup notes that gas prices have declined in every region of the country with one notable exception: the West Coast. For the whole coast, gas prices have increased 12¢ per gallon over the past week.

A GasBuddy post reports that the average per-gallon increase in California registered at 14¢ during the last week, and that prices rose as much as 17¢ in spots such as Santa Barbara and Orange County. Gas prices in Washington also increased 14¢ in a single week’s time, and Oregon drivers have gotten hit the hardest, with prices that are 17¢ per gallon more expensive than one week ago.

The post explains that while prices at the pump are tied to the price of crude oil—which has been decreasing—there are still explanations for why the West Coast drivers have been paying more:

If refineries aren’t processing enough oil, there won’t be enough gasoline. That’s the case here- supply has tumbled as refineries suffer various small blips, reducing the amount of gasoline available, thus causing some panic amongst traders, boosting the value of the gasoline that is available.

Analysts cited in the Los Angeles Times, which lists the one-week rise in gas prices at 15.4¢ and the latest statewide average at $4.367 per gallon, also place the blame on refinery problems.

The story is quite different in much the country, especially in the Midwest and states such as Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that prices in Michigan have fallen 14¢ per gallon over the past week, bringing the statewide average to $3.69—or 45¢ cheaper than prices were a year ago at this time.

Gas price hikes related to refinery issues are expected to be temporary, so, in theory, relief at the pump will come to West Coast drivers sometime in the near future. Based on how screwy gas prices have been this year, though, by the time prices should be decreasing in California and Oregon, it wouldn’t be surprising if some other issue(s) arose causing prices to rise for some reason or another, to the dismay and confusion of drivers everywhere

 

Oh joy, let’s ruin more people’s lives. Really? Sometimes I honestly wish the real world can go fuck itself.

 

 

12-year-old put in jail by mistake

Child mistaken for older brother

Krista Henery

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – From the waiting room to a jail cell. A case of mistaken identity leads to a 12-year-old who said he was wrongfully jailed.

Now the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

“He was holding his belt in one hand and had tears coming down his face and I said, ‘Jacob, where were you,’ and he said, ‘I was in jail,” Michelle Magruder said. “I said, ‘what do you mean, did you ask for them to show you’ and he said, ‘no.’ ”

12-year-old Jacob Magruder said it all happened as he was sitting alone in the lobby while he was waiting for his family at the Jasper County Jail. Jacob said his family was upstairs with his 17-year-old brother who had just been arrested.

“I saw a police officer and he had a phone and he goes, ‘is this the boy I’m supposed to take,’ and the lady goes, ‘yeah,'” Jacob said.

Jacob said he was then asked to stand up as the officer patted him down.

“He said, ‘can you put your hands on the wall and spread your legs,’ and he checked me and he was like, ‘just to make sure you have no weapons on you,’ ” Jacob said.

The boy said he was then taken behind a closed door and put in a holding cell.

“This lady came and said, ‘can you get in this cell for me,’ and I was like, ‘sure,’ ” Jacob said. “They locked the door and it was cell number 1206 and they locked it.”

Jacob said he sat in 1206 for several minutes until officials realized they took him, thinking it was his 17-year-old brother.

“They said, ‘I’m sorry, it was just a misunderstanding,'” Jacob explained. “They said, ‘you can give your brother a hug,’ so I gave him a hug and he started bawling and I started bawling.”

Jasper County Sheriff Terry Risner said an on-going internal investigation is being conducted at this time.

“The incident involved a possible miscommunication and wrongful identification of a person that was at the sheriff’s office when the incident was reported,” Sheriff Risner said.

“He had his radio. He should have called up there to check because he should have known that a 17-year-old does not look like me,” Jacob said.

Sherriff Terry Risner would not say if anyone involved in this incident has been disciplined. Meanwhile, the investigation into how this happened continues.

And our last story, cause frankly I’ve had enough of depressing shit from this fucking world as it is.

Justice, China Style

Author: Artefact

The severe theatre of Chinese justice has been impressing Chinese and international audiences alike, although perhaps for different reasons.

The pair shown allegedly used axes to rob a Shaanxi province jewellery store of valuables worth some 600,000 yuan ($95,000), but were caught 4 days after the robbery.

Both shackled criminals and heavily armed security forces were all on display to local citizens in an effort to thoroughly cow the perpetrators and discourage the public from following their example:

 

Sankaku is famous for making really big image posts and this isn’t any different.

 

That’s all for my first day back. I’ll have something bigger up next time.

 

This is Grass signing out.

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