Bukkake party raises $100,000 for Japan earthquake victims 2

Looks like activist masturbation paid off somewhere.
From Dead Serious News.

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One thousand men in Nagato, Japan paid $100 each to participate in a bukkake party to raise relief funds for Japan’s recent earthquake victims.  Bukkake is a group sex act in which a group of men take turns ejaculating on a woman.

Billed as the largest bukkake event in history, men from all walks of life each took turns ejaculating on Mishi Kawakami, a 25 year old origami instructor whose studio was destroyed by the earthquake.  “Bukkake is humiliating, but it was for a good cause.  It is also said to be good for the hair and skin,” Kawasaki told reporters after the fundraiser.

The male participants ranged in age from 21 to 97 years old.  It took just over 7 hours for the event to come to a climax.

Will the Supreme Court Kill Used Bookstores? Reply

From Reason.com

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By Christopher Balogh

On October 29, the Supreme Court heard the arguments of a copyright case involving the right to resell imported goods in the United States. The goods in question were college textbooks but the outcome could affect whether copyrighted goods made overseas can be resold in the U.S. without consent from the copyright holder. Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. may focus on the five-pound appendages lugged around by undergraduates, but any product made overseas with a U.S. copyright—from shoes to laptops—could be affected. That makes Kirtsaeng potentially one of the most important decisions the Court will make this season.

Here’s the back story: Supap Kirtsaeng traveled to the U.S. from Thailand to attend Cornell and to earn a doctorate in math from University of Southern California. Along the way, Kirtsaeng set up his own business of sorts through eBay and sold $900,000 worth of books printed abroad by Wiley & Sons. He used the profits, among other things, to pay for his education.

In 2009, Wiley won a copyright infringement lawsuit against Kirtsaeng in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). Kirtsaeng then appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York. The 2nd Circuit sided with SDNY. Kirtsaeng was ordered  to pay $600,000 for infringing a textbook publisher’s copyrights when he resold eight textbooks that had been printed by the Asian subsidiary of the U.S.-based Wiley & Sons. Each international edition ended up costing Kirtsaeng $75,000 per book.

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Trial Continues for Florida Man Who Killed Utah Man With Single Punch Reply

Guy got punched in the face and never got back up.

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8newsnow.com

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Trial is continuing in Las Vegas for a former Florida high school teacher and football coach accused of killing a Utah man with a single punch after racial insults in a Las Vegas Strip casino restroom.

Benjamin Gerard Hawkins is expected to testify in his involuntary manslaughter trial.

It resumes Wednesday in Clark County District Court.

Hawkins faces probation or up to four years in state prison and a $5,000 fine. More…

Shopping Local Benefits The Neighborhood: Here Are The Numbers That Prove It Reply

fastcoexist.com
Ben Schiller

A new study finds that money you spend at chain stores quickly leaves the community, while money you spend at local businesses helps make the neighborhood better.

Think about this the next time you go to the neighborhood CVS or Starbucks: You could do more for the local economy by visiting the small pharmacy or coffee place on the corner. How much more? According to a recent study for Louisville, Kentucky–which looks at the “local premium” of spending at local outlets instead of big chains–perhaps four times as much. More…

Revenge of the Reality-Based Community 1

By Bruce Bartlett

I know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one’s advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct. But in the wake of the Republican election debacle, it’s essential that conservatives undertake a clear-eyed assessment of who on their side was right and who was wrong. Those who were wrong should be purged and ignored; those who were right, especially those who inflicted maximum discomfort on movement conservatives in being right, ought to get credit for it and become regular reading for them once again.

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UK schools ban children from making best friends Reply

By Joe Newby

Teachers in some UK schools are banning children from making best friends, The Sun reported earlier this week, in order to spare them the pain of losing a friend after a falling-out.

Instead, children are encouraged to play in large groups.

“Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey,” the Sun’s Harry Hawkins reported.

“I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn’t have a best friend and that everyone should play together,” she said.

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Parting Company Reply

By Walter Williams

For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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Black Friday’s gun-buyer checks set a record Reply

USA Today

6:37PM EST November 26. 2012 – WASHINGTON — For the second consecutive year, prospective gun buyers joined Black Friday shoppers in record numbers as firearms dealers swamped the FBI with required buyer background check requests.

The FBI fielded 154,873 calls, a roughly 20% increase from last year’s previous one-day record of 129,166, according to bureau records.

The requests came in such volume throughout the day that FBI call centers experienced two brief outages — one of 18 minutes and one for 14 minutes —during the busy day, bureau spokesman Stephen Fischer said Monday.

The FBI does not track actual gun sales. But the number of firearms sold Friday is likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in one transaction by a single buyer.
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President Obama Briefly Worried That His Unaccountable, Murderous Power Might Fall Into Republican Hands Reply

From Reason
by Matt Welch

Drone aftermath in PakistanThe first 61 words of this chilling and banal
New York Times
article
are a perfect distillation of how grotesque power
appears in the eye of Americans who wield it:

Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a
second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks
before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted
killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new
president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according
to two administration officials.

The matter may have lost some urgency after Nov. 6.

A reminder to most Democrats who spent 2002-08 telling us that
abuse of executive
power
was at or near the top of the nation’s most urgent moral
concerns: You just didn’t mean it.

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Let’s Bulldoze a Big Box Shopping Center 1

Are traditional urban environments an antidote to mass consmerism, big box retailer-dominated markets, and stale strip mall culture? Nathan Lewis thinks we should start bulldozing suburban shopping malls and strip malls and replace them with traditional urban environments: really narrow streets, thoughtfully designed public places, no space wasted on parking, buffers or useless filler landscaping. I have a hard time disagreeing with him.

You can read his archive on traditional urbanism as well as his criticism of Heroic Materialism at his website, New World Economics.
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How Did Third Party Candidates Perform in the Election? Reply

By Lucas Eaves

During this election cycle, IVN covered third party candidates to ensure voters could access information about the wide range of choices they had at the ballot box.

Gary Johnson, from the Libertarian Party, received 1,139,562 votes which represents 0.9% of the popular vote. He is the third party candidate who has done the best this year, but fell far short of the 5% needed to receive public funding for the 2016 Libertarian candidate. He is, however, the most successful Libertarian Party candidate in the history of the party.

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Divided States of America: Nation Most Polarized in 70 Years Reply

By Kyle Becker

The Wall Street Journal has put the results of the 2012 election in historical perspective: there are more single-party controlled states than at any point in the last 70 years. There have been few times in this nation’s young history when Americans have been more divided about what direction the country should be heading.

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Immigrants Against Empire Reply

By Scott McConnell

Nearly 40 years ago, Daniel Moynihan and Nathan Glazer wrote that “the immigration process is the single most important determinant of American foreign policy.” Immigration determined the ethnicity of the electorate to which our foreign policy responds. “It responds to other things as well, but first of all to the primary fact of ethnicity.”

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