Category Archives: Asia

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of stories that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Sweden, Local: “Day Care Rapist Identified”

I assume it was not one of the customers.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Government Gives Ok To Circumcision”

Ouch!

China, China Daily: “Answer Call To Pray”

If not, duck the thunderbolt from up on high!

UK, Independent: “Leave Them Teachers Alone”

They first have to fill out reports, then if have some time, they will teach children.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Right To Cry Over Spilled Milk”

In America under Republican rule, the poor will even drink the milk that was spilled.

UK, Guardian: “What Else Is In His Head?”

If a member of the Republican party the answer is easy–Nothing!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Bush Paints Putin”

I assume much better than he did the situation in Iraq.

America In 2014 In The World

The President gave his State of the Union address three months ago, but what would it sound like if presented in April? Thomas de Maziere is a member of the German government which deals with issues of national security. He was recently interviewed by Der Spiegel concerning his attitudes towards the United States of America. Like most people in the world, the issue of American surveillance of their lives ranks high on the list of “what I do not like about the American government.” Ten years ago the invasion of Iraq would have secured the top spot on why to despise the American government. He commented that when it came to surveillance, “they are being implemented in a excessive boundless fashion.” He went on to note that “approval ratings for Americans in Germany are lower right now than they have been in some time.”

We all recall how Barack Obama was going to ensure people in the world the era of senseless invasions was at an end. He promised to restore American prestige, but his main thrust is to make George Bush come across as a fighter for freedom! What ever happened to the man who promised so much for so many??

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

The enemy within is the most dangerous enemy.

A trip through life is one in which there are valleys and hills.

Humans constantly clean dirt in order to obtain new dirt.

People starve and Republicans worry about birth control.

I so enjoy the act of stretching a leg.

Moment of shock seeing thin person working in fast food place.

We shiver at cold, but not when our heart acts with coldness.

I wonder why gold became so precious to humans.

End of family stores ended sense of local community.

There is one rendezvous never to make–with Death.

Do not be the captain of your fate, be the General.

Calendar is half price by January 15.

I wonder how most Americans would survive without the Dollar Store.

To be unemployed in 2014 is to live in fear.

Quandry: does mom or daughter take lead into Restroom.

To describe life is to explain life.

All too often we seek the hardest the thing needed the least.

To be lost in thought is not a Republican weakness.

Fewer ceremonies these days for the transition from childhood to adulthood.

Some place hands on thigh while walking.

I am only able to nudge what is my fate.

Warning To Salon Owners

As a public service this blog would like to offer the owner of a hair salon in London some advice on how to conduct, not only their business, but their lives. For some reason these folks decided that our Glorious Leader, Kim Jong-un had a hair style that was no pictruert what most people in England would wear. They decided to feature a picture of our Glorious Leader in order to peddle discount hair cuts for unsuspecting people. At no place in their ad did I see any words of warning to unsuspecting people who took advantage of this discount. They certainly should be informed that to take advantage of the picture of our Glorious Leader could result in a long term sentence–without time out for hair cuts–in a far away place in northern, northern North Korea!

We advise owners of the Salon that under no condition are they ever to take a trip to Asia. In fact, how about a sign over the door: We Only Serve South Koreans!

Then again, who knows, Kim Jong-un loves basketball, maybe he might enjoy a modern hair cut style!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

China, China Daily: “Kidnapping Scares Chinese”

When the government does the kidnapping, who wouldn’t be scared?

Japan, Japan Times: “Plane Landed In The Sea”

We now all agree the plane did land someplace!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Wealthy Better Off Than Others”

Not in America, we love the wealthy and thank God they are worse off than we. I heard this on Fox News so it must be right.

Sweden, Local: “Let Swedes Swear In English”

Finally, an issue upon which all can agree!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Nausea Rises In The West”

Have you recently visited the United States of America? Is so, you know the answer why this is so.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Restaurant Bans Putin”

I assume that was before the restaurant was banned from existence.

France, Connexion: “Perfume Secret Ingredient”

Sounds like a smelly story to me.

Bush Lite Not Power Drink?

Jeb Bush, the brother who once was governor of Florida and whom dad and mom thought would become the second Bush president is finally exploring possibilities of seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016. He recently shocked Republicans by arguing that illegal immigrants who venture north seeking a decent living wage are merely men and women who love their families and want them to have enough to eat. Such talk is heresy among Republicans who believe Jesus came for job creators, not the poor, and certainly not the oppressed. Senator Jim Imhofe of Oklahoma noted there is currently in America “a bit of Bush fatigue” and thought Republicans were seeking someone who “engenders enthusiasm for the base.”

I wonder if the same thing is applicable to Hillary Clinton. I suspect she has been around too long and her work may be welcomed, but there is nothing new emanating from her lips. Many Americans prefer Ted Cruz who speaks nonsense, but oh so sincerely!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

For modern youth, the past slips through their minds.

We all too often become proponents for what will hurt our lives.

In any group, there is a “take charge” person.

Fewer parades these days.

Left alone, children play comfortably without adults.

Out of nowhere, a bloody nose.

I wonder which diseases were common to cro-magnons.

Our minds follow individual paths.

Some keep eye on the ground, some on the sky.

Some truths are fixed, some exist for the moment.

Hatred should be a momentary feeling.

Only humans engage in violence to end violence.

A king reigns, a president governs.

I always dreaded the last day of a vacation.

Words I dread, “rest in peace.”

We are blown by the winds of time.

2014 Americans are fascinated by stupidity.

Racism In Australia

For over a hundred years the country we know as Australia adhered to a strict White Only policy which prevented anyone whose skin was not white no opportunity to come and enjoy life down under. Of course, Australians had the Aborigines who predated the whites and thus had to enjoy being a second class citizen in the land of their ancestors. Eventually, economics intruded into the lives of Australians since they must trade with nations in Asia and thus they eventually had to allow THOSE PEOPLE to enter their shiny white shores. Naomi Priest, a professor at Deakin University has completed a study of racism encountered by immigrants over the past decade. In reality, there is no need for any study since common sense would result in a conclusion that racism is alive and doing OK in the land of the Aussies.

Priest discovered a common complaint directed at immigrants is: “you don’t belong in Australia.” Of course, aside from the Aborigines, no human belongs in Australia. And, of course, the Aborigines were once immigrants from Asia. About 14% note they have been physically attacked or spat on or pushed. About 10% claim teachers do not believe immigrants are capable of advanced academic work. Nothing surprising. An immigrant attends school, it can be a pleasant time or a stressful time. It really depends on how school officials handle the situation.

Just remember that every example in America of a school shooting was committed by a white, middle class student attending a suburban school in which they felt selves objects of hate.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Torture Daughter’s Boy Friend”

I guess it’s better than torturing your daughter.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Making Tracks To The Hills”

The gun nuts are coming, the gun nuts are coming!

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Man Arrested After Robbery”

Should we arrest him before the robbery?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Twitter Targeted”

I think PM Erdogan does not like stories about his corruption.

Sweden, Local: “How To Embrace A Swedish Hug”

Tightly?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Men Hated By Men”

Ah, the story of Russian gays living in gayless Russia.

UK, Independent: “Half Pets Obese”

Well, it is a better ratio than obesity among their owners.

China, China Post: “Leave Them Searchers Alone”

Just another few oceans to search in search of a ping.

Pakistan, What Are You?

Every so often a story emerges from the land of Pakistan that leaves me wondering on which planet I live. I have met dozens of people who come from Pakistan,and they, invariably are intelligent, wise and deeply religious. Most are devout Muslims with high human values, and then up out of nowhere comes a strange story which leaves me baffled. In the land of Pakistan there dwells a NINE MONTH OLD TODDLER WHO IS NOW IN JAIL! Yes, he is in jail. Now, what exactly could a nine month old toddler do that would lead to a jail term? I guess he could wet his diaper or cry or make life difficult for parents.

This is the crime: police raided his home and the toddler threw some stones at the cops. He was seized, his diapers confiscated, and sent directly to the police station where the child was finger printed and told that from this day foreword he has a criminal record. HUH!