Noooo, not the anal probe again!?
I’m big fan of the UN and international aid but….
I ‘m already paying over 20% of the price of my airfare home in taxes now: tax on fuel, sales tax, landing fees, Federal Excise Tax, state taxes to support my airport bonds, and special terminal taxes to improve anal probes. That’s lower than typical US taxes on products like cigarettes which governments want to discourage.
Damn, my “step”-brother died of AIDS but these wackjobs want to internationally tax me for African “NHS-style healthcare” when I cannot get NHS-style healthcare in the USA. I’m denied health insurance in America because I’m handicapped.
Maybe I should get AIDS so I can receive “NHS-style healthcare” in the US!?
Chirac proposes 50p tax on airline tickets to fight AIDS
JACQUES Chirac yesterday joined the international clamour to produce ideas to help Africa, proposing a 50p-per-flight tax on airline tickets to help tackle AIDS…. Addressing the World Economic Forum by videolink… The levy could be imposed on international financial transactions without hampering markets, he said, but could also be raised by taxing fuel for ships and aircraft – or on every airline ticket sold….. and the more ambitious plan of Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, to double world aid to Africa for goals such as education and NHS-style healthcare”….
Via “Mulboyne” at the TokyoDV forum I bring yet another proof of Japanese government superiority. This time, Nara Japan’s prefectural government has given the judges’ special prize to “Mama, marry with me” as a winning dream about marriage and stopping a declining birthrate
World’s happiest words announced, Nara Pref.
The Nara prefectural government has announced 100 proposal words selected from those publicly invited to enhance people have dreams about marriages as a measure to stop a declining birthrate. Including those from overseas, 3,621 words were sent, and the top award, the Happy Word Grand Prize, was given to Chika Kuribayashi of Hyogo Prefecture whose words are ‘Do you want to wear?’ and whose URL picture is a wedding dress, a picture in an e-mail from a sweetheart.
In the proposal prize and adoration division, selected was ‘Can I be with you even after becoming a hag?’ In the proposal and happiness division, ‘Clocks tell time, but you make me forget time’ was picked. ‘Please marry me on condition of acquaintances with me!!’ was selected in the proposal and dramatic division. And the judges’ special prize was given to ‘Mama, marry with me.’
I guess I walked right past the sodai-gomi suitcase on Friday night on the way home. Cre-e-e-e-apy.
Woman found dead in suitcase in Yokohama forest
YOKOHAMA — The body of a woman was found in a suitcase dumped in a forest here, police said.
A manager of the Chigasaki Park in Yokohama’s Tsuzuki-ku discovered a silver suitcase left in a forest on Sunday afternoon and tried to lift it, officers said.…more…
Ok I’ve checked the maps of the news reports. I did not walk past the dead body. It was on the opposite end of my park more than 1.5 km away. The body was dumped near the German School for gaijin kids in the large Chigasaki-Minami park next to that international school. Monday, the German kids would have found the body for sure. Yikes, that was a close one. The map to location is here.
UPDATE: Jan 27…The woman’s body found in suitcase believed to be Thai…
UPDATE: Japan 28: NHK radio says that the Thai women is from Tokyo not Yokohama.
On this day, Jan 24, 1972, local farmers in Guam discovered Shoichi Yokoi. Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese imperial army straggler who lived in the jungles of Guam for 28 years after World War II ended.
Actually he knew very well the war had ended but he didn’t have a life to go back to Japan and he enjoyed stealing and sniping at Guamanian people so much that could not give him self up.
This illegitimate child is being assumed why Koizumi is being pushed out before his tenure ends a year from next September. Here’s the picture via Captain Japan and Ninjashot.com. Using the “ninjashot” techniques, Mr Ninjashot took these to photos of Prime Minister Koizumi’s geisha girlfriend as she shuffled along a street in kimono at around the time that news of their relationship became widely known.
Click for full-size picture……
Japan Today/Shukan Post: Illegitimate child rumors may be part of plot to unseat Koizumi
At the end of last year, a shocking rumors ran through Nagata-cho, according to the tabloids, namely that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi might have fathered an illegitimate child. According to Shukan Post, about 10 years ago, Koizumi got to know a second-generation Korean woman who owned a Korean hostess club. They subsequently had a son who goes to junior high school now and who lives with his mother at an apartment in Tokyo. Several LDP members recall seeing Koizumi cradling the baby 10 years ago.
Gee, this was the only kind of email I got on my keitai cell phone…until I through it away last month since the damn thing was too small to use anyway. I absolutely refuse to use a cell phone until they offer a screen and keyboard that’s at least the size of paperback and a bluetooth headset with PERFECT voice recognition.
`Friendly’ cellphone messages carry a hefty price
….Cases of “friendly mail” fraud are spreading. It works like this: You receive an instant message on your phone from a name that you recognize, either that of a friend or your phone service provider.
If you respond by clicking on an URL link in the message, you get whisked to a nasty site and whammed with a big service charge. This type of fraud arrives via popular cellphone short message services (SMS, aka instant messaging….
This woman fell victim to “it’s me, send money” fraudsters with a great sense of imagination. Even though Japanese TV and news warns of ore ore (“it’s me, send money”) frauds, you gotta admire the scammers creativity. To learn more on this: “re ore sagi” scam.
FNN — A Hokkaido housewife in her forties was defrauded of 1.3 million yen in cash after a caller pretending to be her son in the Self-Defense Force said he had crashed a tank into a gate and needed the money to pay for damages.
See the Japanese < !yawn> news report< !yawn> video here.
Here’s proof of availablity and heavy use of drugs in Japan.
ENJOY, hee, hee.
Kansai in focus: New Year marks beginning of major changes around Osaka Station
The year 2005 is likely to be called a year that will determine whether Osaka will be able to move forward to take large steps toward becoming an international ‘metropolitan area with a sense of existence.’…the International Humanoid Soccer League Championship RoboCup that has been held since 1997, has been calling in public lectures for the proposed base to be ‘open-type research facilities where all kinds of technologies on robotics will be evolved and that the facilities will conduct experiments and make proposals on symbiosis of robots and humans and their living space of tomorrow.’ If such plans are crystallized, ‘futuristic metropolitan space’ completely different from such developed areas as Tokyo’s Shiodome district will be realized in the heart of Osaka where robots will walk, run and go along shopping with humans. Asada said if Osaka creates the ‘sole facilities and space’ people will come from the rest of the world….
As usual, it’s the Japanese health personel causing this problem in nursing houmes and hospitals.
The Japanese concept of Uchi-Soto gets extended to medical environments. Uchi / Soto or inside-our-house vs outside-our-house when xtended to medical environments means med staff gets lax inside their work areas because it’s inside-our-house and everyone knows you can’t get sick inside your own house, ri-i-i-ight.
3,800 people in Japan suspected of “stomach flu” virus infection, 14 die
TOKYO, Jan. 11 (Xinhuanet) — A total of 3,851 people, mainly in homes for the elderly, have shown symptoms of “stomach flu” in …more…
It’s weird to think of Andy Warhol as a provincial and unlearned but is deadpan rumination on the future, ” Someday, all department stores will become museums, and all museums will become department stores” is just damn stupid.
In Japan, department stores have ALWAYS served as museums, sheesh.
How a “no-brand” Japanese retail chain found a home at a MoMA store
NY Times (Magazine) 2AM 9 Jan
….MoMA Design Store: the first North American Muji outlet. A consumer-goods chain with 280 stores in Japan, Muji has managed to stake out space in something so presumably highfalutin as a museum design boutique partly because the 270 or so Muji objects for sale in the SoHo store are (according to store publicity) ”appealing, useful and essential” items for the ”design-savvy consumer.”….more….