Archive for April 2008

An Interview With Julie Newmar

April 30, 2008

An interview with Julie Newmar

The Bob Show’s Bob McCarthy recently sat down and talked with TV & Movie Star Legend,Julie Newmar! See what The Catwoman has been up to in 2007!

You have got to watch this interview. Julie Newmar is stunning and uproariously funny.

She had It then, and she still has It now!

YouTube contains absolutely incredible and priceless stuff!

Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #078

April 30, 2008

Three Chinese banks in world’s top four: study

The study found that banks in North America and Western Europe had suffered a loss of 695 billion dollars in market capitalisation at the end of 2007 while their counterparts in emerging market countries Brazil, Russia, China and India had seen their market capitalisation increase by 753 billion dollars.

So let’s see…

We give mortgages to people who can’t afford them, bundle those mortgages into packages that are then fraudulently laundered into investment vehicles, and then when the whole pyramid scheme collapses, we discover the rest of the world has been prospering because they, you know, actually make and sell things?

This is a shock?

China: Global Murderer

April 30, 2008

Heparin Contamination May Have Been Deliberate, F.D.A. Says

WASHINGTON — Federal drug regulators believe that a contaminant detected in a crucial blood thinner that has caused 81 deaths was added deliberately, something the Food and Drug Administration has only hinted at previously.

Where did it come from?

Hello, China.

Your leaders are goons and thugs!

The F.D.A. has identified Changzhou SPL, a Chinese subsidiary of Scientific Protein Laboratories, as the source of the contaminated heparin. A Congressional investigator said the contaminant, oversulfated chondroitin sulfate, cost $9 a pound compared with $900 a pound for heparin.

Emphasis added by me.

I repeat: goons and thugs! And I add: thieves!

Chinese officials have disputed the F.D.A. contention that the contaminant caused death and injury, and they have insisted on the right to inspect American drug plants if the F.D.A. insists on inspecting Chinese ones.

Emphasis added by me.

Goons and thugs. And thieves. And now liars too!

The agency finally conducted an inspection of the facility in February and found so many problems that the F.D.A. blocked the plant from exporting to the United States. Mr. Nelson was even more critical of Baxter International, which bought heparin ingredients from Changzhou SPL from 2004 through 2008 but did not inspect the facility until September 2007.

Wake up to the rest of the world, China.

You’re disgracing yourselves.

And adding to our own disgrace too!

Under withering questioning, Dr. Woodcock said that the F.D.A. would need another $225 million annually to inspect every foreign drug plant every other year, the frequency most say is needed. The agency will spend $11 million this year on foreign drug inspections.

Emphasis added by me.

And here’s an idea for our dimwitted leaders — our own goons, thugs, thieves, and liars! How about prohibiting medicines, vitamins, and their ingredients from being imported from China?

Apple, As Usual, Changes Everything

April 30, 2008

Even interfaces for web widgets in China are using the iPhone UI!

Sina Goes Widgets

Sina, the most popular Chinese web portal, today quietly launched a new product called Sina Mofun with an iPhone-like interface.

Sina Mofun, similar to Yahoo Widgets, is a desktop widgets client, which closely integrated with Sina’s web 2.0 services, including blog, photo sharing, video sharing, groups, forums and others. On Sina Mofun, you can read your friends’ latest activities, or newsfeed, receive instant notice for new comments on your blog posts, photos or videos. It can also be used as an IM tool for real-time chatting with your friends in Sina. Currently only limited widgets for Sina’s services are available on Sina Mofun, and it does not support any open developer platform now. Sina Mofun is just a tool to bundle Sina’s various services and build a walled garden for users, at least so far.

Click to make big.

BBC NEWS Health: ‘Pixie’ dust helps finger grow

April 30, 2008

Watch this. It’s amazing!

Vodpod videos no longer available. from posted with vodpod

Life And Death In Japan

April 30, 2008

Woman nabbed for strangling husband at home

“My husband had been ill over the past 20 years. He had repeatedly shouted at me for many years,” she was quoted as telling investigators.

At around 1 a.m., Ezaki strangled Mitsuo with a rope at their home in Kanie, local police said. About 40 minutes later, prefectural police received an emergency call from Ezaki reporting that she strangled her husband.

Osaka man jailed for nine years for killing mama-san lover

Court records showed that Mori strangled Nagata in her bar in what was then the Mie Prefecture city of Ueno in around June 1998. He then cut up her body, burying part of the remains in a forest in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture. He pretended Nagata was still alive by putting up a sign at her bar saying that it had gone on hiatus.

He escaped prosecution for illegal disposal of her body, as the statute of limitations on the case had expired by the time he was arrested.

Woman arrested for strangling infant son who wouldn’t stop crying

“I was annoyed because my son wouldn’t stop crying,” Kamiaka was quoted as telling investigators during questioning.

At around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Kamiaka strangled her 1-year-old son Ryoma with her bare hands in the kitchen of her parents’ home in Nisshin, local police said.

Kamiaka had been worrying that she could not handle her parental responsibilities, and she and her son had been staying with her parents since early April.

Juvenile offender sentenced to death for murdering woman, daughter

Commenting on the defendant’s statements that he raped Yayoi Motomura in an attempt to revive her, the court said, “That is a preposterous idea, and it is doubtful that he could think of such a thing in front of a corpse.”

At least he will not be a taxpayer burden much longer!

Who is the mentally deranged fuck who infected societal thinking with this suicidal notion that people who don’t murder have to pay to shelter, feed, and care for the health of the people who prey on them?

Blog Notes: Bookmarks Updated

April 30, 2008

I’ve done another increment update/upgrade.

This time I’ve got links for most of the software I use at my desktop.

So, when the time comes, I can download it all via WiFi from whatever frikkin cheap subnotebook computer I eventually wind up buying. (Shut up, Fiend Kendrick!)