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Old 2011-08-03, 23:11   Link #15421
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72 charged in probe of child sexual abuse network
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...08-03-21-30-18
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Old 2011-08-04, 03:13   Link #15422
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When Parents Let Their Kids Die
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Old 2011-08-04, 05:18   Link #15423
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Australia bomb hoax 'was extortion attempt'

See? It's fake. Now all they need to discover is that was the girl that made it all up with a help of friend.
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Old 2011-08-04, 07:37   Link #15424
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72 charged in probe of child sexual abuse network
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...08-03-21-30-18
So the perverts are probing the children's private parts, and the police are probing their work, while the news agencies are probing at what the police are doing?

That is one hell of a Lucky Pierre.
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Old 2011-08-04, 07:44   Link #15425
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Firm gives $1 million to pro-Romney group, then dissolves:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44011308/


It is absolutely amazing this is even legal. How many more shell companies will be created for political contributions? This can't be good for the political system, no matter which side of the spectrum you are on.

Wish the Supreme Court would get its head of its ass and overturn the Citizens United ruling.
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Old 2011-08-04, 10:12   Link #15426
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Gun scare at Virginia Tech, scene of 2007 massacre
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7733X420110804
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Old 2011-08-04, 16:03   Link #15427
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I guess this answers my government and economy question;

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...g.html?hpid=z1
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Old 2011-08-04, 16:45   Link #15428
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For awhile something about the Sarah Palin hunting video confused me.



Yes. Sarah needed daddy to show her how to use a gun. Yes. She needed to have a domesticated target that wouldn't run off when it was shot at. The motivations for doing all this makes sense. However the editing in this video was of Sarah's OWN reality show. The people trying to make HER look good.

If the objective was to make Sarah look like some mighty huntress, why not edit it to show Sarah expertly taking down the Reindeer in one shot? Why not make her actually make her look cool? Hasn't the image of Sarah Palin being this soccer Mom back woods sharp shooter always been the objective? Why seemingly sabotage yourself like this?

At first I thought this was just regular stupidity on the part of her supporters. Then it hit me.

They WANT Sarah Palin to look clumsy. They WANT her to appear vulnerable and in need of protection. They want her to be a delicate hyper feminine figure that creepy old men can get behind defending.

Sarah Palin is being played up as a clumsy anime girl. Or a Dojikko. An extremely helpless character whose clumsiness and vulnerability is her most desirable appeal.




Why does the supposedly gun toting folks who make up Sarah Palins support base not tear her apart for her incompetence with a firearm? Because they think she's MOE! The people behind Palin realize this. They realize they have to give Palin this soft, vulnerable look. That's why she has to have her dad doing everything for her in the video. It's an extension of what her supporters want to see.

"Waaaaah, I missed the deer again! Help me Tea Party-kun, I can only hit it with your help <3"


This revelation boggles my mind.
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Old 2011-08-04, 16:46   Link #15429
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Give this dude the prize for funniest post.
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Old 2011-08-04, 17:20   Link #15430
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Someone should change the image on the TVtropes page to Sarah Palin, though I don't know if an appropriate image exists.
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Old 2011-08-04, 17:22   Link #15431
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Remember a few days ago I was saying about executives dumping their US shares? Marketwatch is faster than I thought.

U.S. stocks clobbered; Dow off 513 point
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Old 2011-08-04, 17:25   Link #15432
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Japan Police arrested Share uploader, impounds 27 Harddisks.

What gives that guy away is that he had uploaded 2 TB worth of data of 1 single anime episode since the begining of last year.
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Old 2011-08-04, 18:13   Link #15433
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Japan Police arrested Share uploader, impounds 27 Harddisks.

What gives that guy away is that he had uploaded 2 TB worth of data of 1 single anime episode since the begining of last year.
Can we say... needed to make the internet cafe rounds with a flashdrive? I dub him a bit of an idiot....
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Old 2011-08-04, 18:19   Link #15434
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Can we say... needed to make the internet cafe rounds with a flashdrive? I dub him a bit of an idiot....
Hime being arrested isn't much of a surprise. But how he amassed about 27 TB HDD worth of data over the course of 7 years is worth discussing.
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Old 2011-08-04, 18:49   Link #15435
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What did he upload anyway?
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Old 2011-08-04, 19:05   Link #15436
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The article specifically brings up Index SII ep 17 (the penalty game date with Mikoto), but it seems he had around 12729 anime related files.
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Old 2011-08-04, 19:16   Link #15437
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In other Japan news, our "favorite" pass-craptastic-laws-because-we-must-think-of-the-children Agnes Chan is waving her banner again:

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Singer and goodwill ambassador for the Japan Committee for UNICEF Agnes Chan submitted on Thursday a petition to the House of Councillors requesting a tighter ban on child pornography. Chan visited the official residence of House of Councillors President Takeo Nishioka and handed him the signatures of 1.17 million people who support a proposal to criminalize the possession of pornographic materials involving children, even for private use.
Now, of course, this SOUNDS good and wholesome... except that Ms. Chan is notorious for having no clue what she's talking about and advancing laws written by people who can't tell the difference between a drawing of someone aged 14-14000 and a real child.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1
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Old 2011-08-04, 20:33   Link #15438
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So could someone give a bit more straight forward context for what this file uploader did? My brains kind of turned off right now.

Are they saying they caught him with a huge amount of pirated anime?
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Old 2011-08-04, 21:34   Link #15439
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Vexx, law makers seem to get caught up on the impression or perception of child pornography. The perception being that you have a young looking person - say... Horo - it doesn't matter if the story says she is 800 years old her body gives the impression of a teen. We might know better but lobbyists or politicians don't and don't care, because they can spin it to their advantage. Which leads to uproar. Admittedly some of the stuff out there is just.. disgusting, which really doesn't help. Hell with enough spin, and some pitchfork wielding, some prosecutor could make a case against some of the sig's/avatars as being indecent borderline CP (or just pron). (I don't leave AS in a thread when I'm away from my PC, I leave it at the index or switch to a different tab because of some sigs/avatars being seen by people I stay or work with)

My issue is that some legitimate artwork, manga, anime whatever could be construed as child pornography or close enough to it. They should really focus on stuff that is blatantly young, like toddler/pre-teen because older then that it's almost impossible to really get a good gauge on 'age' of characters due to the level of the artwork. Hell some characters look almost ageless, or they lack enough detail (Lucky Star characters) to really tell.

I don't really like it when an entertainment format I enjoy could be twisted in such a way that when I watch or read something it could be seen as questionable regardless if the story or whatever is hilarious and awesome due to the artwork. But I'm not so naive to think that we really don't help our case at times with things like 'panty shots', 'fan service' and the like being popular. It just gives them more ammo. (Could never watch.. say.. Rosario + Vampire where someone who doesn't 'get it' could see due to the sheer amount of 'fan service' - which made me cringe and took away from that show's potential anyway)

I think there should be a way to differentiate between the drawn and real world. But still I think that the artist/possessors of drawn work should be able to be held accountable for something that is grossly inappropriate. All depends on the setting (ie K-ON girls at the beach = fien, toddler/pre-teen rape/sex = banned)

Kinda rambled there...


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So could someone give a bit more straight forward context for what this file uploader did? My brains kind of turned off right now.

Are they saying they caught him with a huge amount of pirated anime?
Looks that way, I bet some copy-write lawyer is dancing a happy jig somewhere regardless. Have to admit it was an impressive collection heh..



Also Sarah Palin as some sorta moe dojikko, kinda makes me gag. Since my brain kinda converted her to look like an anime character.... mmm brain bleach... where be my bottle of bourbon I have brain cells to kill
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Old 2011-08-04, 21:40   Link #15440
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in other japan news, our "favorite" pass-craptastic-laws-because-we-must-think-of-the-children agnes chan is waving her banner again:

Now, of course, this sounds good and wholesome... Except that ms. Chan is notorious for having no clue what she's talking about and advancing laws written by people who can't tell the difference between a drawing of someone aged 14-14000 and a real child.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1
no! You can't take away my lolis!

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Last edited by CrowKenobi; 2011-08-05 at 00:05. Reason: As much as a pain in the arse she is, we don't have to go THAT far...
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