The Chinese Government Moves To Ban The Pooh

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Xi_Jinping_March_2017The Chinese government is searching for a plump counter-revolutionary with a taste for honey and irony.  Yes, the Communist regime has banned Winnie the Pooh who is apparently a running dog exploiter bent on turning workers against the one and true Party.  The regime learned that the image of Pooh was being used as a surrogate for Xi Jinping as a way of getting around censorship laws (Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo is portrayed as Eeyore).  As a result, Pooh and presumably his capitalist overlord Christopher Robin are no longer welcomed in China.

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North Korea: Come For The Surfing, Stay For The Beatings

The_statues_of_Kim_Il_Sung_and_Kim_Jong_Il_on_Mansu_Hill_in_Pyongyang_(april_2012)North Korea’s tourism agency is launching a campaign to attract tourists with promises of surfing (and curiously rice planting) despite its murder of Otto Warmbier, 22, who was enticed to North Korea as a tourist and then arrested when he stole a hotel propaganda poster.  He was tortured and return to his family years later in a coma (only to die shortly after his return).

 

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Saudi Police Hunt Down Dangerous Woman Who Launched An Attack On Historic Fort In Miniskirt [UPDATED]

_96977823_mediaitem96971517The Saudi Kingdom is still leading the boycott of Qatar over its support for extremist Islamic groups.  However, the Kingdom has not stopped pursuing threats at home with an attack launched against a historic fort.  Saudi police are searching for this woman who has shocked the Kingdom by posting images of herself wearing a miniskirt in public. That’s right, the police are pursuing the case brought to them by the infamous Saudi morality police to bring the woman to justice. UPDATE: The Saudis have now arrested the woman in the miniskirt in the latest madness of Saudi extremist values.  

 

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Thousands Agree To Manually Clean Sewers In User Agreement For WiFi Services

200px-Wifi_logo300px-Sewer_coverNeither Congress nor foreign legislatures have done anything about ridiculous user contracts for services like WiFi or cable that require consumers to sign long agreements with impenetrable legal language and clauses.  It is a knowing effort by companies to impose highly disadvantageous terms in mountains of legalese.  One company however has vividly demonstrated the scam to its credit.  The WiFi company, Purple, inserted language in its standard contract that obligated consumers to clean toilets at festivals and clear sewer blockages.  Some 22,000 people signed up.

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Tourist Killed At Popular Beach In St. Maarten By Airplane Blast

Screen Shot 2017-07-14 at 8.19.36 AM.pngA tragedy in St. Maarten highlights the perils of assumption of the risk.  In St. Maarten a New Zealand tourist has been killed by the blast from a jetliner taking off next to a popular beach.  People love to go to the beach to feel the blast of engines and see planes land just overhead (like the YouTube image above of another tourist).  The 57-year-old woman tried to cling to a fence — a common practice — but was thrown into a wall with fatal injuries.

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