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mishima
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 10:01am

 

ON THE ROAD

 

A homeless man who racked up a ¥180,000 taxi fare from Tokyo to Osaka was arrested after revealing that he only had ¥6,000 to his name.

The National Police Agency sent a team of six judo instructors to teach martial arts to Afghan police officers at a training center in Turkey.

A 24-year-old Tochigi man was arrested for stealing 18 pairs of underwear from the home of a female high school student.

It was reported that mosquito nets made by Sumitomo Chemical Co...read more

mishima
Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 10:46am

[ a bump to the front with a 'welcome back, Mishima'. Hope you're safe and it's all good where you are! - luaptifer]

GOTTA BOUNCE
After winning 10 straight national trampoline championships, 27-year-old Haruka Hirota decided to retire from the sport due to a rule change regarding how much time the athletes spend in the air.

Former Livedoor boss Takafumi Horie decided to go out in style, s...read more

standingup
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 12:05pm

The United Arab Emirates has a new Prince with a different twist, this one was hired. This weekend the New York Times reveals the rulers of the United Arab Emirates have hired former Blackwater founder and owner, Erik Prince for the purpose of creating their own private mercenary army.

We knew Prince had left the U.S. and taken up residence in Abu Dhabi. Now we have a better idea of why...

For Mr. Prince, the foreign battalion is a bold attempt at reinve...read more

ePluribus Media
Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:38pm

Many people have heard of the ordeal that Lara Logan went through during the Egyptian riots. Now, Lara speaks out and tells what happened.

We hope that Lara's recovery continues, and thank her for her voice and bravery. Her decision to speak out may help protect others against having to endure such horrible experiences. Sexual assault is a very real, and very prevalent, problem.

Nobody should ...read more

Open Thread
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:03am

So much of the news is often about pain, suffering, trials, tribulations and outright disaster that here's a brief blast of happy news,1 right from the source:

DXC
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:04pm

DAYTON – For the fourth straight year, the Dayton Christian Center (DXC) will partner with the United Way of Dayton’s Volunteer Connection Center to host youth volunteers as they join forces for Global Youth Service Day. This year, Global Youth Service Days occur on April 15 and 16 with the DXC Bright Youth, Better Dayton project taking place on Friday, April 15.

As with last year’s project, the young people will be going about the neighborhood around DXC picking up trash and generally cleaning up the environment. Each student will be issued protective gloves and bright, reflective...read more

GreyHawk
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 4:13am

Via The Guardian,

The death has been announced of Mohammad Nabbous, described as the "face of citizen journalism in Libya".

Nabbous was apparently shot dead by Gaddafi forces in Benghazi on Saturday.

Known as "Mo", Nabbous set up Libya al-Hurra TV, which broadcast raw feeds and commentary from Benghazi, on Livestream.

...read more
Open Thread
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:17am

Here are headlines from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and McClatchy Newspapers for Thursday, March 17, 2011:

MIDDLE EAST

With helicopters and live fire, Bahrain cracks down on protests

WORLD

Japan's crisis intensifies debate: Is nuclear worth it

U.S. officials: Japanese ...read more

GreyHawk
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 5:23am

Via Dolores M. Bernal's News Junkie Post,

The US Embassy in Tokyo has officially announced that it will start evacuating American citizens and their families off Japan starting on Thursday, local Japan time. The Department of State cited the "deteriorating" nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant as the reason to take Americans to "safehaven."

[...snip...]

The safehaven locations so far are in Korea and China — Seoul and Taipei respectively. Citizens wishing to go back to the US will have to make their own arrangement...read more

MichaelCollins
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:24pm

Michael Collins

Bumped and promoted. Originally posted 2011-03-14 04:37:12 -0400. -- GH


The Japanese disaster at Fukushima I is a human tragedy of striking proportions. As many as ten thousand citizens may be dead in the general catastrophe, with many more at risk for radiat...read more

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