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Chinese Intercept Ground Baby Parts

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I’m glad I don’t live in South Korea or China. I might have ingested human baby parts. There’s a report that Chinese customs officials have intercepted 17,000 pills filled with powdered baby parts from China. They were purported to be both a stamina-enhancer and a medical panacea in parts of Asia. What ?

The Daily Mail explains:

“The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.

The tiny corpses are then bought, stored in household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves. Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummeled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.”

They say that the capsules were confiscated – all of them. No one has been arrested, as the authorities deemed that 17,000 pills was only a small amount. Sounds like a lot to me.

Dying Rooms

There are reports that not only aborted or stillborn babies were used in the pills – but they also put baby parts in there of children left to die in China’s “dying rooms”. I guess the Chinese are only allowed to have one child per family. So if they make more than that – they just let them die after birth. What a waste. It makes me sick.

There are reports that say the South Koreans are unwilling to press the issue for fear of creating a diplomatic rift with China, instead preferring to let Chinese officials investigate and take any necessary action when the Chinese intercepted ground baby parts.

Allegedly, the baby corpses were supplied by hospitals in China that sold the them to the company that manufactures the tablets for the equivalent of around 20,000 yen, (US$200.00) each. The pills were selling for the equivalent of 600 yen, (USD6.00) each.

The New Funny: Ted Movie

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Can’t help it – just saw the preview of the new funny Ted movie. I watched it a bunch of times. It’s really funny. I can’t wait until the movie comes out on July 13, 2012. I usually hate the stupid movie genre. This one is somehow different. I hated King Pins. Dumb and Dumber made me feel dum just watching it and I cringed when my foster kids demanded to see it. It was Really Stupid.

I think the reason I like this funny Ted movie is because it has emotional appeal. Mark Wahlberg & Mila kunis stars in it. Mark reminds me of Kevin Bacon. It’s a dirty movie. But, I likes it.

FUN: We Are Young

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Video from commercial on Super Bowl 2012 from FUN: We Are Young – featuring Janelle Monae.

Can’t get this flippen song out of my head – so< I thought I'd post it to bug all of you too. Okaay - I admit. I love this song. Considering switching from my Ford to a Chevy now. Oh well .... Lyrics to "We Are Young by Fun featuring Janelle Monae: Give me a second - I I need to get my story straight My friends are in the bathroom Getting higher than the Empire State. My lover - she's awaiting for me across the bar My seat's been taken by some 'sunglasses' Asking 'bout a scar. And, I know I gave it to you months ago. I know you're trying to forget. But, between the drinks & subtle things And the holes in my apologies - ya know I'm trying hard to take it back. So, if by the time the bar closes and You feel like falling down I'll carry you home - Tonight. Tonight, we are young. So let's set the world on fire. We can burn brighter than the sun. Tonight - we are young. So, let's set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun. Tonight, we are young. We can set the world on fire. Tonight we are young. So, let's set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun. And I know that I'm not all that you got. Like I said - I thought maybe we could find a ways to fall apart. But our friends are back So, let's raise a glass. Cause I want someone to carry me home. Tonight we are young. So, let's set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun. Tonight we are young. So, let's set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun. Can we have tonight? Can we have tonight? Carry me home tonight. Carry me home tonight. Tonight we are young. So, let's set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun. So,if by the time the bar closes And you feel like falling down - I'll carry you home tonight.

10 Reasons To Get Renters Insurance

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I HAD to get Renter’s Insurance because they make me as part of my lease agreement where I live – but, I’m glad they made me get it.  You never know what will happen. It doesn’t cost very much.  Really, it only costs about $120 a year!

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Many renters live in apartments, townhomes and condominiums and don’t carry renters insurance. For some, they feel the risk is small enough that they are willing to take it rather than to pay the premium for renters insurance. Others are under the mistaken belief that the building insurance will cover their losses in the event of a fire or theft. This is never true.

But how small is the risk? If you had to replace all the contents of your apartment, how much would it cost you; your entire wardrobe, all your furniture, your music collection, everything in your kitchen, your computer, camera and other electronic items? $7,000.00? $15,000.00? Probably much more than you think.

What could a renters insurance policy provide for you?

  1. Content Replacement. If every single item in your apartment was destroyed by fire, it is unlikely that you would have enough money in your savings to replace it all. With renters insurance you have both of the same options that homeowner’s do. You can insure for current value or replacement value. The first one will pay you the current value of your 5 year old television, in other words, what you could sell it for. The replacement value policy would pay for a brand new television of similar quality. Make sure you know which type of renters policy you have.
  2. Liabilities. If one of your visitors slips and gets hurt in the lobby of your apartment building, they can sue the owner for damages, but you have no liability for their damages. If they slip and get hurt in the bathroom of your apartment, then, you are the person liable, and you are the one they could sue for damages. If you have renters insurance, you’ll have protection against these types of suits.
  3. Living expenses. If your apartment is damaged by water, smoke or fire, you will likely need to find another place to live, at least temporarily. Do you have money to setup house in another location, or to stay in a motel? This is another instance where you would be very thankful to have an insurance policy in place that would cover these expenses for you.
  4. Medical expenses. This item fits in with the liability section. If a person does get injured in your rental space, even in a small way, you may be liable for their medical bills. Rental insurance would pay for the stitches in his head when he tripped and cut in open on your coffee table.
  5. Fire and smoke. If there is a fire in the building, the damage to your personal property can be immense, even if it is quickly extinguished. Smoke and water damage can expand far beyond the area of the fire itself. The building insurance will replace or clean your ruined carpet but everything else will be your responsibility.
  6. Theft. Rental units are becoming targets for theft, much more often than they used to be. Even in a ‘secure’ building, this type of loss remains a possibility.
  7. Water damage. If there is a water issue in the apartment above you and it comes through your ceiling and ruins your computer, the landlord has to pay for it right? Wrong! Even it was due to his negligence, the only way you might get him to pay for it would be to take him to court. Court takes time and has no guarantees of a decision in your favor.
  8. Vandalism. Renters insurance won’t alleviate your anger at having your possessions destroyed for no good reason, but at least it would help you with replacement costs and cleanup of the mess.
  9. Flood. If you live in an area where flood water damage is a possibility, you’ll want to have renter’s insurance that specifically covers that type of damage. Water can destroy just as totally as fire.
  10. Joint tenants. If you’re sharing your apartment with another tenant, you might want to get joint tenant coverage with your rental insurance. You may be buddies to start with, but sharing close quarters for a length of time, sometimes turns friends into enemies. A little preventative protection, can’t hurt.

To live without renters insurance is a big gamble. If you lose the gamble, the costs could put you in the poor house; either that or your mother’s house. Avoid both by contacting your insurance agent and getting the coverage you need.

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Another Earthquake for Tokyo?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Last night another massive earthquake hit Tokyo, Japan. They haven’t recovered from the last one. Maybe we should store up a supply of potassium iodide pills. Here’s the story from the Associated Press Hiro/Komae:

By CARA RUBINSKY, Associated Press – 1 hr 20 mins ago
TOKYO – A magnitude-7.4 aftershock rattled Japan on Thursday night, knocking out power across a large swath of the northern part of the country nearly a month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened the northeastern coast.

Japan’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning but canceled it about 90 minutes later. Officials said power was out in all of three northern prefectures (states) and in parts of two others
There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage. The aftershock was the strongest since the March 11 megaquake and tsunami that killed some 25,000 people, tore apart hundreds of thousands of homes and caused an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant.

The operator of the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant said there was no immediate sign of new problems caused by the aftershock, and Japan’s nuclear safety agency says workers there retreated to a quake-resistant shelter in the complex. None were injured. The crisis there started when the tsunami knocked out cooling systems. Workers have not been able to restore them.

Thursday’s quake knocked out several power lines at the Onagawa nuclear power plant north of Sendai, which has been shut down since the tsunami. One remaining line was supplying power to the plant and radiation monitoring devices detected no abnormalities. The plant’s spent fuel pools briefly lost cooling capacity but an emergency diesel generator quickly kicked in.

Officials said the aftershock hit 30 miles (50 kilometers) under the water and off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., later downgraded it to 7.1.

Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook for about a minute.

The quake struck at 11:32 p.m. local time. Moments beforehand, residents in the western Tokyo suburb of Fuchu were warned on a neighborhood public address system of an imminent quake.

In Ichinoseki, inland from Japan’s eastern coast, buildings shook violently, knocking items from shelves and toppling furniture, but there was no heavy damage to the buildings themselves. Immediately after the quake, all power was cut. The city went dark, but cars drove around normally and people assembled in the streets despite the late hour.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan huddled with staff members in his office shortly afterward, according to deputy Cabinet spokesman Noriyuki Shikata.

A separate government emergency response team met shortly after midnight to monitor any reports of damage and urged firefighters, police and other emergency personnel to aid those in need.

Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at USGS, said the quake struck at about the same location and depth as last month’s huge one.

Another USGS geophysicist, Don Blakeman, said it was the strongest aftershock since March 11, although several aftershocks on that day were bigger.

The USGS said the aftershock struck off the eastern coast 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Sendai and 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Fukushima. It was about 205 miles (330 kilometers) from Tokyo.
Associated Press writers Jay Alabaster in Ichinoseki, Japan; Malcolm Foster, Ryan Nakashima and Mari Yamaguchi in Tokyo and Colleen Slevin in Denver, Colorado, contributed to this report. Click Here: