Thursday, 30 August 2012

SCARPE diem, part 6: spitting up gold teeth

News has come to us from scarpe diem countries
Portugal and Italy about people reaching into their
oral cavities to pull up their molar investments,
i.e. their gold teeth, in order to keep themselves
in food.

It's been so long since gold was used, I guess
most of these people are old folks whose
pensions are not enough.

At least there's no government violence yet.
People are doing this to themselves. Of course,
somebody is responsible for their economic malaise.

read 'em: Liberty blitzkrieg
28,000 “Cash For Gold” Outlets in Italy as Serfs are Forced to Sell
Posted on August 28, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the Portuguese citizenry was being forced to sell its gold in order to eat.  It seems that the Italians have now joined this illustrious club.  I mean what do you expect when you allow Goldman Sachs to impose technocrat dictator Mario “Three Card” Monti as your political leader?  Here are some excerpts from an article in The Globe and Mail:
Times are now so tough that Valerio Novelli, a ticket inspector on Rome’s buses, is planning to sell his old gold teeth.
“I can’t get to the end of the month without running up debts,” said Mr. Novelli, 56, who has to support an ex-wife and daughter. “I know I won’t get much, but I need the money.”
In a country suffering from economic crisis, buying gold off desperate people has become one of the few boom industries....

President Romney of the Caymans

A place which is close to Romney's heart is the king of Carib
tax havens. He wouldn't be able to afford to run for
president if he didn't have all sorts of filthy lucre stashed
in the Caymans and Switzerland.

Romney's host's/friend's Cayman-registered inflatable.


Romney Party Yacht Flies Cayman Islands Flag
By MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk) , BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , MEGAN CHUCHMACH (@megcourtney) and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
Aug. 29, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.
The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht "Cracker Bay," was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney's bid.
"I think it's ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn't even pay its taxes," said a woman who lives aboard a much smaller boat moored at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.
Romney's Cayman-based investments have come under fire during the campaign.
The event, attended by no more than 50 people, along with Romney relatives, including older brother Scott, appeared on no public calendars. ABC News obtained a schedule of the Romney campaign's "Victory Council" and waited dockside to speak with members.
"It was a really nice event. These are good supporters," said billionaire Wilbur Ross, an energy industry executive.
Spencer Zwick, one of Romney's top fundraisers, said the event was not to raise money, but simply to thank donors.
INTERACTIVE: Meet the 2012 Campaign Superdonors
PHOTO: The yacht where elite donors of the Romney Victory Council are partying in Tampa flies a version of the Cayman Islands flag. Romney's use of offshore accounts for his investments has come under fire during the campaign.
ABC News
Registered in the Caymans, and flying a version of the Caymans' "civil ensign" or merchant flag, the Cracker Bay has an impressive art collection and can seat 30 for dinner.

Monday, 27 August 2012

scarpe diem, part 5: emergency. dynamite

UPDATE: one worker slits wrist on tv.

In one of the Scarpe Diem countries, Italy, workers have
taken to defending their right to work, by threatening to
blow themselves up.

This is pretty desperate action. But, who can blame
them for being worried, and seeking to get attention.

No government violence yet. This is a self-inflicted wound.

checkit: Reuters

Italy miners barricade themselves underground with explosives
 By Naomi O'Leary
ROME | Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:58am EDT
(Reuters) - Up to 100 Sardinian miners armed with hundreds of kilograms of explosives have barricaded themselves nearly 400 meters underground in Italy's only coal mine to put pressure on the Rome government to protect its survival.
The miners from a 460-strong workforce seized 350 kilos of company explosives and locked themselves inside the Carbosulcis mine west of Cagliari overnight on Monday, one of them said, ahead of a government meeting this week to discuss the pit's future.
"We are worried that the mine may close. We are afraid for our jobs," said Sandro Mereu, 54, a iner who has worked there for 28 years.
"We are prepared to stay here until we hear a response from the government that secures the future of the mine. We will stay here indefinitely," Mereu told Reuters by telephone.
The miners want the mine to be diversified into a combined mining and carbon capture site to protect its future. Carbon capture is the storing of polluting emissions underground to mitigate global warming.

Lactation to aid the coming food crisis

With the heatwave problems in the US breadbasket, whatever
you believe about AnthrGenWarming, it's a mess:


Mon, 07/16/2012 - 21:26 | 2622594 BKbroiler
The only country that doesn't believe in 
global warming 
is the only one getting fried.

With that balanced riposte, a solution begs to be found.

Otherwise , the world will have food crises that could
destabilise more countries than last year's Arab Spring.

The Japanese have come to the rescue. They 
have a new lactation technique that will help
maximise production for the milk drinkers, 
young and old.


Japanese Man Creates Computer Program That Lets You Squeeze Breast Milk From Anything [Video]

Until recently, Japanese internet user Kamutaro spent every waking moment tormented by a simple, yet overwhelming, desire:
“I want to squeeze out breast milk.”
It seems that whenever he saw two objects that even resembled breasts, he would inadvertently begin to fondle and pinch in hopes of seeing even just a drop of mother’s best.
Nearly driven to madness by this oedipean urge, Kamutaro did what any sensible young Japanese male would do to relieve his strange, sexual fantasy: he built a program that lets you squeeze a never-ending fountain of breast milk from digital images.
The video below was posted to Nico Nico Douga on May 8 by Kamutaro and shows the program in action. We recommend clicking the speech bubble icon at the bottom right before viewing to turn off scrolling comments.

give a hand, or two, for charity

In these tough times, when someone dreams up a
creative way to get people to open up their
dusty wallets, I have to raise my hands up,
with the fingers pointed upward, and directed forward.

The Japanese Paradise channel has been involved in
this most awesome event for AIDS.

warm your hearts, and your hands:
Rocket news
Japanese Charity Breast-Squeeze!
    Aug 27, 2012 by Bruce
A charity breast squeeze took place last weekend in Shinjuku, Tokyo as part of the “Erotica will Save the World” event.
Is this a typical reward for donating to charity in Japan? We go hands on… I mean… just read on for more details.
“Erotica will Save the World” is a 24-hour live-streamed fundraising event that took place last Saturday and Sunday (August 25-26). Men and women (yes, that is right) came out to enjoy two days of erotically-charged festivities: Some of the areas had stalls selling goods and DVDs, other areas had fun events such as a “Masturbation Marathon.” We’ll leave the details of that that competition up to your imagination.
The most popular attraction was the “Breast Fundraiser”, which encouraged people to donate to charity. How did it encourage them to do that? Well, if you donate some money you are allowed to squeeze the breasts of one of ten lovely adult video actresses (known as oppai momi in Japanese – yes, they have a phrase for it).
Here is a quick rundown of the “Breast Fundraiser”: [PAY ATTENTION!]
1. Line up, have your ID checked (must be over 18)
2. Donate money
3. Sterilize your hands (they don’t know where they have been)
4. Squeeze breasts (up to two squeezes per hand)
The organizers have recommended that if the allocated squeeze is not enough for you, to go through processes 1 to 4 again.
All money raised will be donated to STOP!AIDS, a charity aimed at promoting the awareness, treatment, and prevention of AIDS.
Oppai momi is particularly popular in Japan, and there are plenty of Japanese style pubs where you can go have a beer and also a squeeze of the waitresses breasts after a hard day in the office.
This is the first oppia momi fundraiser we are aware of though.

Beckham's Law, or it's nice to be rich

in Spain, at least

I wish somebody would change the tax laws for me.
Instead, I take care of that myself. ; ^ )


What The F*** Facts @WhatTheFFacts
Spain desperately wanted Beckham to join Real Madrid for which the country’s tax system was entirely changed and named “Beckham's Law”.

more later