Japan - Man arrested for taking 'normal' picture of woman on train....

Japan was one of the first countries to sell mobile phones equipped with a camera back in 2000. Having a camera on you at all times sure does come in handy, as you’ll always be able to capture that special moment wherever you are.
Unfortunately, sometimes that special moment is a peep-shot or a scandalous photo which is certainly a violation of privacy. Japan has taken a very no-nonsense approach to help stop these highly inappropriate photos, and it comes in the form of the Anti-Nuisance Ordinance. So powerful is this law that the latest person to be arrested has caused a bit of commotion. His crime? Taking a picture of a fully-clothed woman sitting beside him on the train.

Taiwan - Gutter oil mooncakes scandal spoils Mid-Autumn Festival

The great annual Mid-Autumn festival celebration typically involves buying and giving mooncakes. However, Taiwanese authorities sound the alarm bell after finding 782 tonnes of gutter oil made from waste and lard oils. 

In mainland China, the Party orders its officials not to give or accept gifts for the holiday that might be construed as graft.

Taipei (AsiaNews) - Taiwan has ordered cooking oil supplier Chang Guann to pull all lard oil products - especially mooncakes -from shop shelves, including those in Hong Kong and mainland China.

The order follows reports that the edible oil firm had blended "gutter oil" - illegally produced oil usually made from recycled kitchen waste - with fresh lard oil to produce 782 tonnes of Chuan Tung brand oil. If ingested in large quantities, the latter can cause nausea, internal bleeding, and cancer.

Announced yesterday, this latest food scandal comes after Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released test results involving oil used in Chuan Tung brand products.

The authorities tested three samples and found that two had more than three times the acceptable limit of benzo(a)pyrene, a carcinogenic compound.

The scandal has badly affected Taiwan's local food industry, with close to 1,000 food manufacturers, bakeries, restaurants and night markets found to have used the oil to process a huge variety of food products.

Taiwan's government ordered checks on all of the island's food manufacturing and processing plants, which will take about 30 months.

In addition, it also called on Hong Kong and mainland authorities to do the same with those shops that might have had dealings with the company under investigation.


10 Videos The Gov’t Doesn't Want You To See....

In the current age of technology, while the internet is still free, information is accessible like no other time in history. The ability to keep information from the public is not as easy as it once was. Here are 10 videos the government does not want you to see!


Halliburton subsidiary Dyncorp, a private military contractor based out of the United States, continued to receive government contracts even after it was learned that they had been directly involved in human-trafficking sex slavery rings. Former U.S Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D) confronted Donald Rumsfeld on the issue in 2005, a video that was completely ignored by the media.


Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014....

For the 10th year in a row, nonprofit advocacy agency the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce, and once again apples top the Dirty Dozen.

The Dirty Dozen, part of the EWG’s yearly Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, is compiled from U.S. Department of Agriculture data on 48 fruits and veggies with pesticide residue data. About 65 percent of the produce samples test positive.

That’s bad news for a few reasons: Pesticides have been linked to developmental problems in children, and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“For decades, various toxic pesticides were claimed to be ‘safe’ — until they weren’t, and either banned or phased out because they posed risks to people,” Sonya Lunder, EWG’s senior analyst and author of the Shopper’s Guide report said in a statement. “While regulators and scientists debate these and other controversies about pesticide safety, EWG will continue drawing attention to the fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide loads.


Joan Rivers Claims That Barack Obama Is Gay And Michelle Obama A Tranvestite...

For once she did not appear to be joking

Comedienne Joan Rivers make the outrageous shock claim today that it is a well-known “secret” that Barack Obama is gay and Michelle is a “tranny”. Ms. Rivers was not joking at the time she made her statement.

Allegations of Barack Obama’s alleged homosexuality made the news last year when a high school classmate of his from Hawaii came forward and revealed intimate details of alleged gay sex and cocaine incidences she says where well known at the time. Allegations that Michelle Obama used to be a man named Michael LaVaughn Robinson have persisted for many years now.

One thing is for sure, though, and that’s Barack and Michelle Obama’s highly-disproportionate support for advancing the LGBT Movement in particular and homosexual caused in general.

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Cross Posted From: http://qz.com/

There may be more fiber in your food than you realized. Burger King, McDonald’s and other fast food companies list in the ingredients of several of their foods, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) or “powdered cellulose” as components of their menu items. Or, in plain English, wood pulp.

The emulsion-stabilizing, cling-improving, anti-caking substance operates under multiple aliases, ranging from powdered cellulose to cellulose powder to methylcellulose to cellulose gum. The entrance of this non-absorbable fiber into fast food ingredients has been stealthy, yet widespread: The compound can now be found in buns, cheeses, sauces, cakes, shakes, rolls, fries, onion rings, smoothies, meats—basically everything.


World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

Cross Posted from: http://themindunleashed.org/

(Michael Snyder) Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning. According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet. The goal is control. They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns. Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that our system works.


Facebook under fire over secret study...

Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand “emotional contagion” in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.
For one week in 2012, Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into users’ news feeds to study how this affected their mood, all without their explicit consent or knowledge.

The researchers wanted to see if the number of positive or negative words in messages the users read determined whether they then posted positive or negative content in their status updates.

The study, conducted by researchers affiliated with Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco, appeared in the June 17 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (www.pnas.org/content/111/24/8788.full.pdf).


This is why you should not believe Main Stream Media - like Business Insider..

The truth: Homeless NYs used in a Chinese millionaire's stunt. Promised $300 each that never came. See below the Youtube video what Business Insider reported!

When Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao placed ads in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal announcing he would buy lunch for 1,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers before handing them each $300, the city's poor were understandably excited. That excitement would soon turn to anger.

This past Wednesday, VICE News attended the circus-like event. Two hundred and fifty disadvantaged people — not the 1,000 advertised — were treated to lunch at the swanky Central Park Boathouse. And none of them were told that there would be no cash handout

Business Insider: "Chinese Billionaire Hands Out $100 Bills To 'Poor' Americans In New York City

The eccentric Chinese billionaire who is throwing a lunch in Central Park for New York's "poor" on Wednesday has been spotted attempting to hand out money to random New Yorkers, with mixed results. "
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-billionaire-handing-out-100-bills-2014-6#ixzz35yrZrdil


Fast cars ‘don’t impress women’; Poll....

That don’t impress me much ... Women are more attracted to a guy in a Prius than a Porsche with most saying they feel like guys in sports cars are overcompensating for “something.”
Source: News Corp Australia
FORGET the Porsche — a new survey shows that woman are far more attracted to guys who drive something more practical, like a Prius.

A Harris poll commissioned by dating site AnastasiaDate found that a majority of women associate fancy cars with negative character traits: 56 per cent view men who drive exotic or fast cars as being show-offs or arrogant, and 17 per cent perceive them as being insecure.

Almost half of women say that a guy’s car reflects his economic status, the New York Post reports.


Sketchy Research Got Us Eating Low Fat Diets — And It Could Be Killing Us..

By Selective research and skewed results

As journalist Paul John Scott (not to be confused with John Paul Scott, the only Alcatraz inmate to conclusively reached San Francisco during an escape attempt) writes in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota bears the blame for the wrong-headed low-fat diet that has been promoted by the FDA:

We embraced the erroneous low-fat paradigm because a University of Minnesota-based expert named Ancel Keys had a gut feeling that saturated fat caused heart disease; collected carefully chosen data from dietary practices in Greece and Italy to back up his hunch, then brushed off all contrary evidence. Keys quickly developed alliances at the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health, on Capitol Hill and at the USDA — with the help of an eager and unquestioning health press much like that of today.


Jerry Seinfeld's 5 Tips On Social Media Etiquette..

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is offering some tips on social media etiquette in the latest issue of Wired.

"Since I'm a cutting edge technology guy, I get asked a lot of technical questions," the 60-year-old comedian said sarcastically in a video for Wired. "So, I'm going to answer a few of them now."

1. Fan Question: "I think my neighbor is feeding my cat. Is it cool to use a drone to spy on him?"

Jerry's Answer: "What's wrong with someone feeding your cat? They're doing you a favor, leave them alone."

2. Q: "If someone posts about a death in their family, is it appropriate to 'like' the post?"

A: "Yes, death is not 100% bad — we need the room."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jerry-seinfelds-social-media-advice-2014-6#ixzz35cp58Ew4

Oprah's Favorite, Dr. Oz Admits His Weight Loss 'Miracles' Are Phony....

Dr. Mehmet Oz doesn’t want to be part of the problem. He wants to be part of the solution. But when the daytime television host and sometimes snake oil peddler appeared before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday to testify about false advertising for over-the-counter weight loss cures, he had a hard time defending his own larger-than-life claims.


England - Hackers who threaten national security face life in prison...

photo credit - saintmarty-marty.blogspot.com

Computer hackers who threaten British national security face life imprisonment under plans unveiled today.

Malicious hackers who risk triggering deadly civil unrest by cutting off food distribution, telephone networks or energy supplies by sabotaging computer networks could be sentenced to life in prison, under measures introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

The Computer Misuse Act will be amended to include a new aggrevated offence of unauthorised access to a computer. The existing offence of impairing a computer only carries a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.

Ministers believe that punishment does not reflect the potential damage to the economy and the risk to human life posed by a devastating attack by internet terrorists, or a lone hacker working from their bedroom.

The threat has grown as businesses and government become more reliant on interconnected computer networks, making attacks with "serious consequences" more likely.

Read Full Story Here:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/10875781/Hackers-who-threaten-national-security-face-life-in-prison.html

Man jumps onto car of wife's underwear thief;holds on for 2.5 kilometers


A man in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, clung onto the roof of a moving car for 2.5 kilometers to apprehend a thief who stole his wife’s underwear, police said Monday.

According to police, the 32-year-old husband tied a fishing line and two bells to his wife’s underwear to discover who had been stealing it from their balcony, Fuji TV reported. 


An international dragnet has dismantled a global computer hacker network...

This undated photo obtained June 2, 2014, courtesy of the FBI shows Evgeny Mikhailovich Bogachev AFP

Source: AFP / Japantoday.com

An international dragnet has dismantled a global computer hacker network which used a sophisticated computer virus to steal millions of dollars from companies and consumers, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Gameover Zeus, which first appeared in September 2011, stole bank information and other confidential details from victims.

According to FBI investigators, the virus infected between 500,000 and a million computers in 12 countries, creating a network of “bots” the hackers could “infiltrate, spy on, and even control, from anywhere they wished.”