A Chinese fisherman was killed and 25 more are in custody after a confrontation in Palau waters. One fisherman was killed (accidentally) Saturday after police fired on the fishing vessel as it tried to ram the officers’ boat. This sounds familiar . . .
A state-run Chinese website has launched a bitter attack on the Dalai Lama, accusing the exiled Buddhist leader of “Nazi” racial policies and of inciting Tibetans to set themselves on fire.(1)
As Mike Godwin observed, “given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.”(2)
This is all very rich, considering how the current Chinese Government modeled part of their Olympic Complex in Beijing (2008) after Nazi themes, even employing the grand-son of Hitler’s architect for the Third Reich: Albert Speer.
Well played, indeed.
This is from an answer/question episode that occurred between the ticket gate and the actual plane that was flying me back to Korea.
“Where are you going?” (Guess what the response was)
“How long will you be there?”
“What do you do there?”
(“male exotic dancer” or “professional drunk” are my favorite responses)
“Do you have any large amounts of money on you?” and
“how much money do you have (on you) now?”
My answer was “four dollars in cash”.
“One thing Mr. Obama and I agree on is jobs, it was three years ago that I met President Obama, and there was one thing that we talked about, and that was on President Obama’s mind, and that was how to revive the U.S. automotive industry.”. . . “Let me tell you one thing, that is not true, I am here with President Obama today to give this promise to you: The Korea free trade agreement will not take away any of your jobs(US auto workers), rather, it will create more jobs for you and your family. This is the pledge I give you today.”(link)
I’d vote for him, especially since he is neither Republican or Democrat and since the idea of public transportation is out of reach for most of America, maybe a few canals might help.
Bad Lip Reading has got some of the funniest remakes of videos I’ve ever heard, in fact, I would say they are more creative than the originals and make more sense. One of them, “Dirty Spaceman”, is pretty sick and it’s got Hangul all through it (Korean wave in motion?) in the background so take a listen and turn on the captions!
Has the GNP gotten a virus? Why would we bring in a vaccine doctor?
— from an anonymous GNP member upon hearing that Ahn Cheol-soo, the founder of Korea’s biggest anti-virus software company and a pioneer in Korea’s software industry, may run for the Seoul mayor (link). Maybe there *is* a sickness going ’round . . .
A student who “dreams of living and working in South Korea once she finishes university” has gone to the lengths of having her tongue surgically lengthened so that she might speak Korean better. Ms. Brooksbank-Jones had her tongue lengthened because she found that she could not properly pronounce certain sounds. Without a doubt, Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones deserves all the flavor she can get.
Korea tops up gold stocks for first time in 13 years (+1 billion USD worth – cite) because of American and European economic foolishness and conniving is catching up with them. The “Real Cassandra” that I know worries that the radioactive chickens are coming home to roost and that I should buy gold and plant cabbages. I only hope that jeonse come down to an affordable level.
I would just like to express my condolences to to those who lost friends and loved ones in yesterday’s shooting and bomb attack in Norway.
Horrible, horrible stuff. No justice can be too severe for this guy.
South Korean women march during a “Slut Walk” demonstration in Seoul, South Korea, (Korea University) Saturday, July. 16, 2011. About 100 protesters took part in the rally against a Toronto police officer’s comment that women shouldn’t dress like sluts if they want to avoid being sexually assaulted. More about this here and here. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon (ht to Dinkus Maximus and Roboseyo’s great blog)