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Ikko Narahara – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Tokyo in 1950’s No.1, Hibiya, Tokyo “High School”, 1954-1960

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http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Ikko_Narahara

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December 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

The worse loofa, EVER!

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December 10, 2011 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever | , , | 1 Comment

Europe’s Currency Union: A Bad Marriage That May Have To End

Via: Huffington Post – Peter S. Goodman

The European currency union has become like a bad marriage whose deep-seated problems have burst embarrassingly into public view, while the beleaguered partners stay together for the sake of the children.
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Maybe it’s finally time for the unhappy couple to own up to the fact that they were never meant to be together. They bring too much historical baggage (a couple of World Wars, disagreements about whether it’s okay for pork products to hang in shop windows).
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It often seem as if they are speaking different languages!
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The children — Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, for openers — might actually be better off living by themselves. (Because, really, if your parents were Germany and France, with each decision in your life requiring their peaceful concurrence, how long ago would you have run away from home?)
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You can read the rest, HERE:
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photo:
‘Mom and Dad’
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Abandoned Loser Donald Trump To (Probably) Cancel His GOP Debate

Via: Wonkette

What’s this?

Oh no, everyone grab hold of your weeping tissues this minute: Donald Trump reportedly reconsidering his GOP debate comedy special after even Michele Bachmann  are fit of inspiration and declined the chance to be humiliated by one of her fellow cartoon characters.

This leaves only Ol’ Frothy and Ol’ Flakey, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, to join Trump for the debate, but mechanically speaking a three-person circle jerk is just sort of difficult.

AP reports:

“I have to look into it,” Trump told Fox Business Network when asked whether he would host a two-candidate debate.

Trump was most indignant about Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann skipping out.

“She came up to see me four times. She would call me and ask me for advice,” Trump said. “She said if she wins, she would like to think about me for the vice presidency. Most importantly, I did a two-hour phone call for her with her people. … And after all that, she announced she was not going to do the debate. It’s called loyalty. How do you do that? It’s amazing to me.”

That’s some serious wizardry right there, Donald Trump, magically making Michele Bachmann appear to have a little bit of dignity.

http://wonkette.com/458045/abandoned-loser-donald-trump-probably-going-to-cancel-his-gop-debate#more-458045

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personal thought:

Jeez, not much worse than a jilted ‘almost Vice President’.

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Pulls Ad That Blames Women For Getting Date-Raped

Via: Think Progress

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board provoked an enormous backlash by airing ads that tell women who are date-raped that they have only themselves and their friends to blame. The ad was part of a $600,000 campaign aimed at curbing excessive drinking.

After hearing from hundreds of rape victims that the ads were extremely upsetting, even traumatizing, the board has decided to pull them.

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And their blame-the-victim message reinforced the difficulty prosecuting rapists in the state. It’s easier to get away with sexual assault in Pennsylvania than anywhere else in the country because it’s the only state that doesn’t allow expert testimony in rape cases. Because experts aren’t allowed to educate jurors about the behaviors of sexual assault victims and assailants, “jurors are left making judgments based on the biases perpetuated in the PLCB ad.”

“We’ve had several cases where juries have acquitted SERIAL RAPISTS because they felt the victims’ behavior after the assault was counterintuitive,” says Deborah Harley, chief of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit of the District Attorney’s Office.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/09/386110/pennsylvania-liquor-control-board-pulls-ad-that-blames-women-for-getting-date-raped/

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Rick ‘Bronco Buster’ Perry

Via: Depedable Renegade – “Let’s play what’s in the homophobes closet?”

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http://www.dependablerenegade.com/dependable_renegade/2011/12/lets-play-whats-in-the-homophobes-closet.html

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