Danish Prime Minister flayed for breach of Dalai Lama promise...

Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. (Photo courtesy: dailystar.co.uk)
Another Chinese Government 'Lap Dog" with two faces!


(TibetanReview.net, Feb11, 2015) – 


Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has been severely criticized Feb 9 by both the opposition and a coalition partner for declining a meeting with the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. 

They have pointed out that before coming to power, Thorning-Schmidt had said she would “of course” meet with the Dalai Lama as prime minister.

She had made that remark in a 2007 book written by her current spin doctor Noa Redington, pointed out thelocal.dk Feb 9. Later, in 2009, she had criticized the then PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen for describing his meeting with the visiting Tibetan leader as “private”.

The Dalai Lama is visiting the Danish Capital Copenhagen over Feb 10-13 for a series of events which include religious teachings, public talks, and a meeting with lawmakers. Seven organizations and companies are hosting his visit.

Political figures on both the right and left have criticized Thorning-Schmidt’s about-turn on the issue of meeting with the Dalai Lama. Venstre’s Søren Pind called the failure to meet “a broken promise” while Nikolaj Villumsen from the left-wing Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) called her decision “deeply embarrassing and hypocritical”, noted the thelocal.dk report.

And Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard has also been criticised for failing to meet with the Tibetan leader by members of his own political party, calling it “reprehensible” and “frustrating”, the report added.

Before 2009, two more Danish prime ministers had met with the Dalai Lama: Poul Nyrup Rasmussen in 2000 and Anders Fogh Rasmuseen in 2003.

The current Danish government is working hard to strengthen economic and cultural ties with China. Thorning-Schmidt visited China in Sep 2014 to promote business relations between the two countries, while Culture Minister Marianne Jelved visited it in Nov 2014 as part of the “largest Danish cultural effort in China to date”.


Guess what these Chinese students are lining up for!




When you see these students in China lining up, we bet your guess is that they are getting $1 TVs…or concert tickets for the latest K-pop star…or perhaps a free iPhone. The answer, however, is none of the above; these students are in fact lining up to…

get into the library! What you see are students from the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics queuing up, not for free food or a sale, but to get a spot in the library so they can study for their finals!


The pictures were taken at about 7:40 AM and the diligent crowd has formed into long, snaking lines leading to the doors of the library. Note that in Nanjing the temperature drops to 2℃ (35°F) and the grass and leaves around the building were all covered in frost.

Japan - Tokyo cops bust Kabukicho Xeno hostess club for overcharging; Drinks $50.00 each consumed by Hotesses

Nobuaki Muroi

Source: http://www.tokyoreporter.com/
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police announced on Monday the arrest of an employee of a hostess club for overcharging customers last month, reports TV Asahi (Dec. 1).

On November 29, officers took Nobuaki Muroi, a 33-year-old employee at club Xeno, located in the Kabukichoentertainment area, and one other staff member into custody for allegedly demanding 280,000 yen from three male customers at the club four days before.

According to Fuji News Network (Dec. 1), the total bill included 30 drinks, priced at 5,000 yen each, that were consumed by hostesses.

In escorting the victim to an automatic-teller machine, the suspects threatened to inflict violence if payment of 80 percent of the total (or 230,000 yen) was not made. The suspects then photocopied the driver’s license of one victim and had him sign a promissory note in an effort to collect the remaining 50,000 yen in the future.

Both suspects, who have been charged with violating a metropolitan ordinance that prohibits bottakuri, or overcharging, have reportedly denied the allegations, saying that the total bill was justified.

According to TBS News (Dec. 1), police have received many complaints this year from customers at Xeno about overcharging.

Chinese Man Tries To Smuggle His Pet Turtle Disguised as a Hamburger...

Turtle Burger
This is not the actual smuggled pet, in fact this is a tortoise, not a turtle.

A curious story comes out of China this week, as the South China Morning Post News reports that a man tried to smuggle his “beloved” pet turtle inside of a KFC hamburger. As the boxed hamburger/turtle went through X-ray screening at the airport, security noticed “odd protrusions” poking out of the burger. 
The man is quoted as saying, “There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” and furthered, “There’s nothing special to see inside.” You know, except a turtle.

3.34 billion Yen in lost cash + 400,000 umbrellas handed in to police in 2014

TOKYO —


The Tokyo Metropolitan Police says that 3.34 billion yen, (US$28 million) in lost cash was handed in at police stations in the city during 2014, the highest such amount in five years.

Of the total, 2.74 billion yen—74% of the total—was returned to the owners, Sports Nippon reported Monday.

The police also said that 3.56 million lost items found their way to its lost-and-found center. These included 560,000 items of clothing, 400,000 umbrellas and 900 pets such as rabbits and parrots.

The most expensive item restored to its owner was a bag containing 18.4 million yen in cash. In some cases, the owners of cash could not be found. Under Japanese law, if something is not claimed after three months, the person who handed it in is allowed to keep it.

But astonishingly, 390 million yen in cash went into Tokyo’s city coffers after finders relinquished that right.

Local media played up the story as further proof of how safe Japan is, a point Tokyo hammered home during its successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

The country’s relative security—something many Japanese are proud of—is often remarked upon by visiting foreigners, who tell tales of wallets accidentally abandoned in bars, taxis or trains, that invariably get returned.

Sources: Japan Today/AFP

Australia - Chinese coal ship captain arrested for sailing through Great Barrier Reef without pilot


The Australian Federal Police have arrested the captain of a Chinese coal ship for sailing through part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park without a pilot.

The ABC understands the captain — a Taiwanese national by the name of Lu — will plead guilty to a charge of being the master of a ship without a pilot in the marine park, an offence that carries a maximum fine of $85,000.

Captain Lu's matter was in a Newcastle court today but was adjourned until tomorrow after a request by his defence solicitor.

It is alleged the bulk carrier, the China Steel Developer, left the port of Mackay on New Year's Day and sailed through Hydrographers Passage, a deep water channel near Creal Reef off Mackay, without a pilot as required under law.

The ship is believed to have transported a load of coal to China before returning to Australia and anchoring off Newcastle last week.

AFP officers arrested Captain Lu on Saturday.

In 2010 a Chinese bulk coal carrier, the Shen Neng 1, ran aground on a reef off central Queensland after veering more than 10 kilometres outside the shipping lane.


The grounding damaged one of the ship's fuel tanks, resulting in a four-kilometre-long slick of heavy fuel oil.

It also carved a three-kilometre-long, 400,000-square-metre scar in and around Douglas Shoal, the largest known damage to the Great Barrier Reef caused by a ship.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has said coral regrowth at the site has been hampered by toxic anti-fouling paint used on the hull of the Shen Neng 1.

The ship's first mate served three months in prison over the incident, while the vessel's master was convicted and fined $25,000.

About 4,500 ships travel through the Great Barrier Reef to Queensland ports every year.

Pet treats from China pulled from shelves, suspected in the illness/death of thousands of dogs…

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Any pet owner will tell you that pets are undeniably a part of the family. Everyone wants the best for their furry four-legged friend, and it is emotionally painful to watch them when they get sick or when their lives end. Even worse is when their already too-short lives are cut even shorter due to illness caused by something that was believed to be good for them. So, in response to consumer concerns that jerky treats manufactured in China have been the cause of thousands of pet illnesses and deaths, pet-supply chain Petco has decided to stop all sales of Chinese-produced dog and cat treats.
The FDA targeted the treats after receiving more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses, including the deaths, after pets ate chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats from China. Meanwhile the number of cases continued to climb, with illness reported in more than 5,600 dogs, 25 cats and 3 humans as of October.
On January 7, Petco announced that it has discontinued sales of pet treats from China at its 1,300 stores nationwide because of speculations that the treats may be linked to over 1,000 dog deaths in the U.S. since 2007.
Despite testing, the FDA has not yet been able to determine the cause of illnesses, and still no definitive link has been found between the illnesses/deaths and the treats. Still, the treats were targeted after more than 4,800 complaints of illnesses and death after pets were fed the jerky treats from China. Investigations are still ongoing.
Even though there have been no definitive links yet made, with consumers growing more wary about what they give their four-legged family members, Petco made the decision for the pull and has been replacing them with treats manufactured in the U.S. or other countries such as Australia and New Zealand.
With multiple pet food recalls each year due to salmonella, mold, and more, there has recently been a growing movement of pet parents who have ditched canned and bagged pet food all together, and have either started cooking for their fur babies (a growing number of pet food cookbooks are available online and in bookstores), or have even started their pets on raw food diets.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says initial tests have not connected the Chinese jerky and rawhide treats to the illnesses, but the San Diego-based company and its rival PetSmart both vowed in May to ban the snacks.
Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull the treats from its 1,300 stores. Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Monday that it plans to have them off shelves at its roughly 1,300 stores by March.
John Sturm, Petco’s vice president of pet nutrition and merchandising, told CBS News in an email that the company has been “actively reducing our China-made assortment and expanding our American-made offerings for several years now.”
He also noted that, “while there is no direct, definitive link identified by the FDA between the reported illnesses in cats and dogs and China-made treats, as a trusted source to our customers, we decided pet parents’ concerns about the safety of China treats was significant enough to pull these products from our shelves.”
Symptoms may occur within hours or days after eating the treats, the FDA warned, and can include decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood or mucus), increased water consumption and/or increased urination. In severe cases, pets may be diagnosed with pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and kidney failure.
The FDA said it has tested for a wide range of contaminants including Salmonella, pesticides, rodenticides, mold, arsenic, led, antibiotics and other chemicals, but has so far been unable to determine the cause of the illnesses.
Sturm said Petco treats are now made in the U.S. or places such as the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and South America. The company risked tens of millions of dollars by changing treat vendors, he said.

China - Guy Mails Himself in a Box to Surprise Girlfriend, Arrives Unconscious....



Earlier this week in China, one such loving boyfriend decided that he wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a box containing the most joyous gift he could think of: himself.

Yet when the package arrived at his girlfriend’s office, it was not a gasp of delight she let out but a shriek of terror, for inside the box lay her boyfriend, unconscious and deathly pale after passing out from oxygen deprivation.


Here’s how the tragedy played out. Before attempting the ill-fated stunt, the boyfriend conspired with a friend to be on the scene with a camera to photograph his girlfriend’s expression of unadulterated joy as she opened the box containing him.

The boyfriend then arranged for local parcel delivery service to pick him up from home and deliver him to his girlfriend’s office while she was at work. When the time for his delivery approach, he climbed in the box, had his friend seal the lid and made himself comfortable.Surely this would give her a surprise to remember!

An adorable, if not slightly narcissistic, sentiment to be sure, but there was one problem:he forgot to open up air holes in the box, trapping himself in a cardboard prison with a very limited supply of oxegyn.

The package arrived at his girlfriend’s office and the friend was there with camera on hand. Everything seemed to have gone according to plan. But when the girlfriend opened the package, she found her beloved curled up in the fetal position, unmoving and unconscious.

Luckily, he had just passed out and regained consciousness soon after. Still, he certainly succeeded in giving her the shock of a lifetime!


▼ The package arrives at the office

▼ “Hey look! It’s from your boyfriend!”

▼ “I wonder what it could be…”


▼ “Baby, is that you? You so crazy!”

?”

▼ “Okay, looks like he’s still alive. Let’s take more pictures!”



Sina Weibo @叨特冷2世(Chinese)

[ Read in Japanese ]

Meet the android that’s attracting attention from all over the world...[Video]

People often look at humanoid robots and think “That’s creepy!” However, Asuna is so human-like that you might find yourself thinking “She’s cute!” instead. Researchers have determined that there is a human instinct to react with disgust when people see something, such as a doll or robot, that appears to be too human while still falling short of looking exactly like the real thing. 

That said, researchers are now investigating the possibility thatextremely human-like robots such as Asuna have the ability to bypass this repulsion entirely and be viewed merely as other people instead.

According to her official profile, Asuna is a beautiful 15-year-old who was “born” in Tokyo. She is 155 cm tall (61 inches) and weighs 43 kg (95 lbs).


Our reporter felt an instant affinity to Asuna’s lifelike movements

Sure, you’ve probably seen pictures of humanlike robots before, but the true charm behindthis android lies in her movements. Meg comments that she was blown away by the sheer naturalness of Asuna’s mannerisms. From the way she blinks and squeezes her eyes shut to the shape her mouth makes as if she were about to yawn, Asuna is truly on a different level from other androids.



Take a look at Asuna’s incredibly lifelike facial movements in the following video:





Sources: Original article by Meg Sawai
Related: A-Lab, Dentsu, Oricon
Matsuko Deluxe image from Dentsu, all other images RocketNews24

10 Natural Remedies for Sinus Infections....

Sinus infections are an inflammation of the lining in the sinus cavities. Sinusitis can be caused by colds, flu, bacteria or allergies. Fortunately, you don’t have to over-medicate yourself with conventional drugs, there are many natural and effective remedies for a sinus infection.

  •  Gargling with turmeric: Gargling with turmeric is very helpful in healing sinus infections. Turmeric contains curcumin which helps heal the sinus cavity. Turmeric possesses an anti-inflammatory action.
  • Garlic Inhalation. Garlic is a very powerful natural antibiotic. It possesses antiviral and anti-fungal properties. Add  3 cloves of minced fresh garlic to a pot of boiled water. Cover your head with a towel over the pot and begin inhaling.
  • Steam Inhalation. The steam alone is a powerful decongestant that helps to clear the breathing pathways.  It opens sinuses and reduces sinusitis.
  • Neti Pot. This is a very well known treatment for a sinus infection.  The Neti pot thins mucus and flushes it out of the nasal passages.  All you need is salt and water.  Just fill a Neti pot with 1 teaspoon of sea salt (preferably celtic) and 2 cups of lukewarm water. Tilt your head over the sink, place the spout of the pot in the upper nostril and pour in the water gently. The water will flow through your nasal cavity and out the lower nostril. Do the same on the other side.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. ACV thins mucus. Mix two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water (you can add raw  honey for the taste).  drink it up to 3 times a day.

Just when you think that Chinese Government Workers cannot get anymore dishonest! This now happens...




While food safety problems are unfortunately common in China, one outraged Chinese netizen recently shared a new kind of trouble jeopardizing food: humans. The poor victim only wanted to send some snacks from Japan back to China, but when the package finally arrived, it was found to have been completely ransacked by someone on the way. Postal services and customs are our only way to transport items from one place to another without travelling, so when a breach of trust like this occurred, it led many Chinese netizens to ponder upon the meaning of civilization.



According to the enraged Weibo user, the package left Japan prim and proper on January 21. A picture was taken for the addressee for the sake of confirming that the package had been sent, but little did he/she know that the journey for this box was going to be a turbulent one.


When the box arrived on the other side of the ocean on February 2nd, it was torn and tattered. In fact, the journey from Japan to China was so rough that our little traveler here even lost one kilogram (2.2 pounds) along the way. Once the box was opened, it was clear why it had become so much lighter…


It looks like something gnawed on this box of chocolates! By something, we mean people…Customs claimed that they found the box suspicious, and hence had opened the box to check. It appears that some customes officers in China check for problematic items by eating them.


According to the victim, the post office denied consuming anything in the box, when led him/her to conclude that the Chinese customs staff must have been really hungry.


Jetstar Airlines Quick Review - 2 Stars at most!


The above photo was taken at Narita, Tokyo Airport - the long queue of people were the passengers waiting for hours to check in to travel to the Gold Coast on JQ 12

The queue length was about half the length of the terminal and was caused by not enough staff at the check in counters.

There was also another long queue for the Jetstar flight that was travelling to Cairns.

Then travellers were then confronted with the news that Jetstar has a new strict weight limit for carry on baggage on ONLY 7 kgs - most other airlines allow 10 - 12 kgs.  Those travellers that were over the 7 kg weight allowance were charged AU$160.00

Needless to say, I like many other travellers I over heard say to each other - I will be looking to travel on another airline before choosing Jetstar!

Other Observations:

  • There are  constant passenger queues for the toilets as there are less of them compared to the previous aircraft used - 330 Airbus
  • There is a loud tone/alarm that sounds every time a toilet becomes vacant or engaged - this is very annoying if you are trying to sleep during the 8 hour overnight flight!
  • No free bottled water
  • The food prices were very expensive
  • The window leaked water upon landing - the aircraft was a brand new Boeing 787-8



Samsung's Smart TVs record your living room private conversations


Samsung's warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter

Technically Incorrect: Samsung's small print says that its Smart TV's voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.

Why worry about Big Brother?

It's your big Samsung TV that's watching you. Oh, and listening to you.


That seems to be the conclusion from reading the privacy small print offered by the company. (Samsung's motto: TV has never been this smart.)

It concerns the voice-recognition feature, vital for everyone who finds pressing a few buttons on their remote far too tiresome.

The wording, first spotted by the Daily Beast, first informs you that the company may "capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features."

This is almost understandable. It's a little like every single customer service call, supposedly recorded to make your next customer service call far, far more enjoyable.

However, the following words border on the numbing: "Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition."

We are NOT having your mother here this weekend, next weekend or ANY weekend!

I'm pregnant and it's not yours.

Dollar Store Products Tested Contain One or More Hazardous Chemicals Linked to Learning Disabilities, Cancer & Other Serious Illnesses



A new Report Finds 81% of Dollar Store Products Tested Contain One or More Hazardous Chemicals Linked to Learning Disabilities, Cancer & Other Serious Illnesses

Organizations Call on Dollar Stores to Protect Communities of Color and Low-Income Families from Toxic Products

HealthyStuff, in collaboration with the Campaign for Healthier Solutions, released a report today about toxic chemicals found in Dollar store products. The report -- A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Discount Retailers are Falling Behind on Safer Chemicals – includes testing results for 164 dollar store products such as toys, jewelry, school supplies and other household items, that found over 81% (133 of 164) contained at least one hazardous chemical above levels of concern.

The campaign also sent a letter today to the CEO’s of the four largest Dollar store chains -- including Family Dollar (tentatively acquired by Dollar Tree on January 22), Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Cents Only – urging them to stop the sale of products with hazardous chemicals to communities of color and low-income families, who already live in more polluted areas and “food deserts,” and adopt policies that will protect both customers and their businesses. Combined these discount chains have sales totaling over $36 billion and operate more stores nationally than Walmart.

“People struggling to make ends meet are confined to shopping at the Dollar stores,” said José T. Bravo, National Coordinator for the Campaign for Healthier Solutions. “We are already disproportionately affected by pollution and lack of adequate medical care, and now we know we’re filling our homes and our bodies with chemicals released from Dollar store products. This needs to stop.”

"We've tested 1,000's of products from dozens of retailers over the last ten years, said Jeff Gearhart, HealthyStuff Research Director. "And on average the dollar store products are some of the poorest peforming from a chemical hazard perspective. I am particularly concerned about the comparatively high percentage of products containing hazardous plasticizers."

The chemicals of concern found in Dollar store products tested for this report include: phthalates, linked to birth defects, reduced fertility, cancer, learning disabilities, diabetes, and other health issues; polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC or vinyl), which creates hazards throughout its life cycle and has been linked to asthma and lung effects; and toxic metals such as lead, which harms brain development, leading to learning disabilities, lower IQ, and cause other serious health impacts, especially in children.

Other key findings from the report include:49% of products tested (80 of 164) contained two or more hazardous chemicals above levels of concern;

Japan - The pink plastic hand that will exercise your boobs to new heights...



To the innocent passerby, this awkward pink device probably looks like an oversized back scratcher. It could undoubtedly double up as one, but it was designed with a greater mission in mind. Modeled after the hand of midwife, author and founder of the Wellness Life Institute, Takiko Shindo, the Oppai Taisou Hand was created to help women achieve healthier, shapely bosoms.

After years of experience caring for breastfeeding new mums, Shindo devised her own method of Oppai Taisou (boob exercise), which she claims to be effective in enhancing bust size and shape, improving conditions of stiff shoulders, menopause, menstrual cramps, and even has skin beautifying and anti-aging effects. Sounds like a mini miracle, huh?

▼ Takiko Shindo, also known as the “Oppai Goddess”.



▼ Oppai Taisou in action.

▼ Shindo-sensei’s “god hand”, now in pink plastic!



The Oppai Taisou is mainly comprised of two steps; Oppai Hagashi/Hazushi (which means to “tear off” or “remove” the breast), and Oppai Yurashi (boob shaking!). Sounds vigorous and painful, but according to the model who had firsthand experience getting massaged by Shindo’s “godly hands”, it doesn’t hurt at all, and immediate results were seen after just a couple of minutes of “exercise”.

Shindo explains that a woman’s breasts are strung up by ligaments, and if these ligaments don’t get sufficient movement, the fats in the breast will start to settle back against the chest muscles, resulting in unshapely, or even sagging boobies.



Oppai Hagashi supposedly detaches the breast ligaments from the chest muscles and directs the fats back to where they belong, restoring shape, while Oppai Yurashi resets the tension in the ligaments holding up the breasts, thus regaining elasticity and perkiness. The massage also improves blood circulation, which promotes healthier, beautifully shaped breasts.

Alas, Takiko Shindo only has one pair of hands, and there’s no way that’s enough to go around! That’s where this dubiously pink Oppai Taisou Hand comes in handy, allowing women to achieve similar effects in the comfort of their own homes. The Oppai Taisou Hand measures 30cm lengthwise (including the “hand”), and has “fingertips” covered with elastomer to ensure that it is gentle on the skin.

▼ Three easy steps for the full experience.


Tempted? We found it on Rakuten Japan and Amazon Japan retailing for 3,066 yen (approximately US$26). I think I’m just going to drop Santa a note…

Sources: Zhaizhai News rocketnews24.com

Japan - Restaurant won't serve couples on Dec 24 so singles won’t be reminded of their loneliness


TOKYO —

Ah, Dec 24, Christmas Eve. The time to spend with parents, siblings, drunken aunts and that one crazy uncle that’s always telling you about chemtrails after four or five eggnogs. Or, the time for romantic dinner dates, proposals and convenience store chicken, if you’re in Japan.

The holiday has long been the bane of Tokyo singles, who are forced to watch thousands of happy couples marching all over town Christmas Eve, hand-in-hand, checking out the Christmas “illumination” shows that have become so popular over the years. That it’s one of the few times public displays of affection are relatively accepted in polite Japanese society just makes it all the more difficult for lonely guys and gals to bear.

But, this year, one Tokyo restaurant has a plan to give all those Forever Alones out there a safe haven to dine in peace on Christmas Eve and, who knows, maybe even find a potential partner.

The spaghetti diner PiaPia, on the outskirts of Tokyo in Hachioji, posted the hand-drawn sign at left in one of its windows recently.

It reads: “As it would cause severe emotional trauma to our staff members, we will be denying entry to all couples on December 24 with no exceptions!”

Okay, so it seems the real purpose for the policy is to save staff members – who may or may not be single – from being forced to watch couples make kissy faces at each other while they slave over a hot stove, but it’s sure to create the perfect environment for singles to enjoy a plate of spaghetti in relative peace. Who eats spaghetti on Christmas Eve we may never know, but it’s the thought that counts, we guess.

The Japanese netizens seem positively smitten with the idea, posting comments such as:

“I wish all restaurants would bar couples on Christmas Eve.”

“I’m considering getting a job here now!”


Source: RocketNews24.

Chinese Authorities Beat, Torture a Red Cross affiliated Activist To Death...

Former Tibetan social activist serving 15 years’ sentence dead after less than 6 years in prison


According to reliable information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Tibetan political prisoner serving a 15-year prison sentence died on yesterday afternoon on 5 December. He was less than six years into his prison term in Chushur Prison near Lhasa city. His death confirms criticisms from human rights groups that torture and inhumane treatment is common in Chinese prisons in Tibet.

Tenzin Choedak, also known as Tenchoe, died just two days after he was released to his family by prison authorities. He died at Mentsekhang, the traditional Tibetan medical institute in Lhasa city, hours after his family admitted him there. Tenzin Choedak had previously worked for a European NGO affiliated to Red Cross.

Early in November, as Tenchoe’s condition deteriorated prison authorities took him to three different hospitals for treatment. After the doctors gave up hope of saving Tenchoe, he was released to his family. He died two days later despite his family’s efforts to save him.

Tenchoe is not the first Tibetan to die in detention. Earlier this year in March, another Tibetan political prisoner Goshul Lobsang died months after prison officials released him to his family when his medical condition worsened beyond treatment in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County in in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Goshul Lobsang suffered severe beatings and torture including pain-inducing injections in police detention.



This is for those who own and like to wear Chinese Made garments with animal fur; VERY Disturbing video footage WARNING -

This is why should you delete your Facebook account before 12 midnight, December 31, 2014 But there's good news - Seen.is

Major news is about to be released from the infamous privacy stealing company known as Facebook. 

All users will be asked around January 1st, 2015, to accept the new terms. But just what are these mysterious “new terms” being bolstered by Facebook? 

How about the fact that they want to allow third parties like the CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. to collect information not only from your Facebook page but from your computer, your phone, and any other device you access Facebook from. 

Joe Biggs Infowars reporter brings us the latest…






If by now you haven’t figured out that Facebook is in cahoots with the government, then I feel for you but for those who are well aware of the issues it’s high time you switched over to Seen.is a place similar to Facebook but without all the censorship crap!



Here are some of the differences you’ll find at Seen.is:

  • No censorship! Keep in mind we do have a Terms of Service that will need to be followed for things like pornography, copyright violations and defamation. If we receive a complaint, we’ll investigate. If you are accustomed to the freewheeling style at Before It’s News, we think you’ll enjoy Seen.is
  • NO ID required. Facebook is now asking certain people for their ID’s. That’s beyond the pale. You can use whatever name you’d like at Seen and no ID required. 

  • No search crawlers. We’re blocking those critters because once they crawl a page, whatever you posted is theirs forever. We think you should be able to delete things if you make a mistake. We know this will hurt the traffic, but we think you’ll appreciate this.

  • We don’t sell your data, in fact we don’t even collect it (other than your email so you can receive notifications). It’s hosted in Iceland and selling data isn’t allowed there. A very good reason to go visit Iceland. A lot of very friendly people there, too.
  • No limit to your account’s friends. If you’re popular enough to get over 5,000 friends, we think that’s great! More power to you!
  • Private and secure chat rooms are coming soon! It looks like we might be able to get private chat rooms on Seen in a couple of weeks, too. These are strongly encrypted and there’s no snooping.
The way Facebook is headed in the New Year it’s not going to be a place you want to stay. Sign up and create an account at Seen.is today and get away from this invasive censorship!



Here is a video about Seen.is if you want to check it out: