Rakuten in Japan – Stop Selling Ivory - Save these Animals from Demise!!

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Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the Japanese e-commerce company, Rakuten to stop selling elephant ivory They are one of the biggest retailers of these products and the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling the items.
Rakuten headquarters in Japan is asked to ban all ads offering ivory products immediately. However, the company is not responding to demands and continues to promote these products of protected species.

Rakuten says they are committed to protecting the environment yet they also say that the sale of ivory cast doubt on their commitment to sustainability. They are affecting the environment by demanding the demise of these animals that are threatened and endangered in order to get the ivory from elephants and the whale meat to sell for monetary gain!!

Let us stop poachers from killing the elephants and save whales from harpoons just to keep this company in business. We must act immediately to ban all ads selling elephant and whale products, or its global brand will be irrevocably tainted with the ongoing mass slaughter of these species. Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the Japanese e-commerce company, Rakuten to stop selling elephant ivory and whale meat. They are one of the biggest retailers of these products and the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling the items.

The link to this petition is: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/693/778/413/rakuten-you-need-to-stop-selling-ivory-and-whale-meat-save-these-animals-from-demise/

45 Uses For Lemons...

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Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you'll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 

 1. Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell.

2. High Blood Pressure
Lemon contains potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness.

3. Prevent Cauliflower From Turning Brown
Cauliflower tend to turn brown with even the slightest cooking. You can make sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them before heating.

4. Mental Health
Lemon water can also prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and stress. Long distance walkers and world travelers as well as explorers look upon the lemon as a Godsend. When fatigue begins, a lemon is sucked through a hole in the top. Quick acting medicine it is, giving almost unbelievable refreshments.

5. Refresh Cutting Boards
No wonder your kitchen cutting board smells! After all, you use it to chop onions, crush garlic, and prepare fish. To get rid of the smell and help sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un haircut now compulsory for students, reports claim

North Korean men have reportedly lost yet another freedom of expression: the right to a decent haircut.

According to Radio Free Asia, the regime in Pyongyang is now forcing male university students to cut their hair in imitation of their leader, Kim Jong-un.

Why China “Needs” To Hold Tibet

Oftentimes China is discussed in terms of economic growth or its military expansion in the region. Occasionally news about their environmental problems, including the fact that 28,000 of 50,000 Chinese rivers have disappeared on their maps over the last decade. We also occasionally hear about their human rights abuses or their military occupation of neighboring Tibet.

Very rarely is the continuing occupation of Tibet discussed in light of China’s ecological problems, and the strategic importance of China for maintaining direct control of Tibet (as well as their incorporation of Tibet into China’s logistics network). Beyond simply offering China strategic presence in the Himalayan mountains, control of Tibet offers a great deal of control of South-Eastern Asia’s water resources.

Japan - Man spends $140,000 a month on cosmetic surgery; Girls still aren’t impressed

Imagine spending vast sums of cash on plastic surgery in an effort to make yourself appear more attractive, only to be told by a host of female celebs on national television that they wouldn’t touch you with a barge pole. 

In classic Japanese variety show fashion, that’s precisely what TBS’s Watashi no Nani ga Ikenai no!? has in store for viewers next week, according to a recently released teaser trailer.

China denies its Tibet problem again, but cannot silence criticism

From:Alison Reynolds (International Tibet Network) [mail@tibetnetwork.org]

Yesterday, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, China proved yet again that it is unworthy of its Council membership. Last November we openly opposed China's re-election to the Human Rights Council, and, thanks to an Avaaz petition, 1 million people agreed with us. While China may continue to flout the rules and try to silence all who criticize its human rights record, it will never succeed.

For the last year the global Tibet movement has been working hard to highlight Tibet in the context of a process called China's Universal Periodic Review. In October, 14 governments expressed concern about Tibet and made recommendations for China to improve its policies towards Tibetans. 

Tibet - End China’s Genocidal Abuse Of Tibetans!

Mr Goshul Lobsang Another Tibetan Victim Of Chinese ‘Justice’!
Following years of violent abuse, forced labor, meager amounts of food and systematic torture Tibetan political prisoners that do survive are dumped onto the streets. 

Their relatives often uniformed shocked and traumatized by the mental and physical condition of a family member, who for peaceful protest are sentenced to years of misery in one of the many forced labor camps or ‘re-education’ centers which are scattered across occupied Tibet.

Goshul Lobsang, above, is from Tibet’s eastern region of Amdo Machu, he was sentenced in November 2010 to an 11 year jail term for his claimed participation in the 2008 uprisings that erupted across Tibet. China responded with a vicious

Read Full Story Here:  http://tibettruth.com/2014/02/25/end-chinas-genocidal-abuse-of-tibetans/

South Korea - Female billionaires on the rise.. North Korea - Still Only One, Kim Jong Un...

But most rich women inherit their fortunes from parent or husband!

Lee Myung-hee (Rank 1)1.57 trillion won ($1.46 billion)
Chairwoman of Shinsegae Group
Emart 1.18 trillion won ($1.1 billion)
Shinsegae 381 billion won ($355 million)

More and more women are becoming rich, but they still remain a minority in the world of the superrich despite their improving status and active participation in society.

According to the 2014 World’s Billionaires list recently unveiled by Forbes, in which the 1,645 super-wealthy were ranked, a total of 172 women made the list, up 25 percent from a year earlier but constituting a mere 10 percent of the world’s mega-rich.

Yet, most of the women inherited their fortune from a parent or husband. Only 32 female billionaires, or 1.9 percent of the total, built their own fortune, U.K. daily the Guardian reported. It might take another generation for self-made superrich women to rise to the top.

The situation in Korea does not look to be very different. Women of various ages from their early 20s to their 70s took the top slots on the ranking of the richest women, but all of them were born into a wealthy family or had an affluent husband. About half of them were involved in managing a company.

Read Full Story Here:  http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140317001502




Taiwan - Activists Challenge Trade Agreement With China

Protesters say pact will damage Taiwan’s economy and leave it vulnerable to political pressure from Beijing
Thousands of young Taiwanese waved banners and shouted slogans to mark the third day of their occupation of parliament to protest against a trade pact with China which they fear could further swell Beijing’s economic influence.

Parliamentary approval of the pact would pave the way for greater economic integration between the two former geopolitical foes by opening 80 of China’s service sectors to Taiwan and 64 Taiwanese sectors to China.

China - When is the Bear Stearns Moment? China’s Debt Monster is coming!

China’s Debt Monster is coming!

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In the end, it’s just going to be a few hundred million in write-offs. But the second imminent default of a Chinese corporate bond shows that China has passed its “subprime” moment and is staring into the face of a bankrupt debt juggernaut.

It was only last week that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told the world that defaults on private company bonds and packaged investment products called trusts are “unavoidable.”

After years of unchecked credit growth and misallocation of resources, they indeed are. What Li didn’t tell us is: They cannot be centrally planned.

Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology, a Chinese maker of solar cells, defaulted on an interest payment March 7, the first default of its kind in China’s recent history. The amount was small ($14.6 million), and yet this incident could well have been China’s Bear Stearns moment.

China - The View From Inside The Brutal Prison System...

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The Chinese Communist Party’s promises to close its system of forced labor camps. While I sincerely hope this comes to pass, the other forms of detention in China have not gone away—in particular, the regime’s notorious prison system remains as brutal and lawless as ever. I was an inmate of Chinese jails for seven years, and have seen and experienced what conditions there are like.

Flesh growing over a prisoner's shackles because they were too tight. He was arrested in an illegal Chinese prison. Photo Credit - www.reddit.com
Abuses in countries outside China have been reported because inspectors are allowed there. But never since the Communist Party came to power in 1949 has it allowed unfettered, independent investigation of its vast detention system. When UN personnel visited in 2005, their movements were severely restricted.

Read Full Story Here:  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/571541-the-view-from-inside-chinas-brutal-prison-system/?sidebar=todaysheadline

Tibetan political prisoner on ‘medical parole’ dies of torture injuries...

Torture in Tibet

21 March 2014

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

Dharamsala, India

           Tibetan political prisoner on ‘medical parole’ dies of torture injuries

A Tibetan political prisoner released on ‘medical parole’ months before the completion of his sentence has died after succumbing to torture injuries he suffered at the hands of prison authorities.

Goshul Lobsang, 43, died on 19 March 2014 at his home at Bhelban (Ch: Awancang) Township in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China’s Gansu Province.

“The Chinese police and prison authorities brutally tortured him in detention and in prison. He suffered death-threatening injuries as a result. He was given all kinds of pain-relief injections but that only exacerbated his condition. Since the authorities feared that he might die in prison, they decided to release him on medical parole, months before he was to complete his full sentence. He was released on 27 October 2013,” said a source with contacts in Tibet.

Japan - Scientists Prove That Auras Actually Exist

A group of Japanese scientists from the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Mio Watanabe, conducted a series of experiments by which they managed to visually capture the aura of a person, thus proving its existence! 

With the assistance of highly sensitive cameras the scientists were able to photograph a person’s special glow. Notably, the glow appears brightest in the morning and seems to “fade” in the evening. It is most visible around the face, mouth, cheeks and neck.

Experts believe that this technique could become a new tool for use in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. A faint glow around certain body parts may indicate the presence of a disease or disorder.

The #1 Worst Sunscreen: Avoid This at All Costs...

With warmer weather coming for most parts of the country, people all over are gearing up for poolside gatherings, beach vacations and some good ol’ fashioned sun soaking. The sun just seems to make us feel good, and rightly so.

Fact: The sun is necessary for all human life. Without the warming rays of this massive star, life on this planet would cease to exist. Every type of living creature, including mankind, needs sunlight in order to live. Humans have been exposed to the sun since the beginning of time.

Warning against the sun However, for more than 30 years, doctors, beauty experts, health officials and skin care product manufacturers have sent out strong warnings regarding the dangers of the sun. We have been told to avoid any sun exposure without sunscreen, because the rays will damage our skin and cause skin cancer.

Much of this hype has been due to the fact that skin cancer is on the rise. In 2002, over 50 percent of the 1.2 million cases of cancer in the United States were skin cancers, and 10,000 of these cases were fatal. These statistics have injected a rampant fear of the sun into many unassuming people, who have decided to stay clear of the burning ball of light at all costs. This however, has caused problems of its own.

Read All The Important Stuff Here: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/1-worst-sunscreen-avoid-costs/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=N140319

Can the World Feed China?

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Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift?

China rejects UNHRC Report on North Korean Crimes Against Humanity - "Birds Of A Feather Stick Together" - Tibet!

'In this position, called "pigeon torture" prisoners are reportedly beaten on the chest until the vomit blood'

On 7 February 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report regarding the human rights situation in North Korea. The chief author of the report was Michael Kirby, a retired Judge of the High Court of Australia.

A Commission of Inquiry was created by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate “widespread and grave violations of human rights” in North Korea. To accomplish this, the Commission questioned 80 witnesses and experts in public hearings held in four countries. The Commission also conducted over 240 confidential interviews of witnesses and experts who feared reprisals against them or their family from North Korea. The Commission also requested submissions, reviewed previously published findings, and worked with States and international organizations.

Throughout the entire process and despite numerous invitations from the Commission, North Korea refused to cooperate with the Commission. North Korea refused to allow the Commission into their country and did not respond to invitations to participate in the research or drafting of the report.

 Click Here to see Shocking sketches emerge of life in North Korea's gulags showing how prisoners resort to eating mice and snakes and were beaten until they vomited blood

Muslim Uighur Militant Group Fighters “The fight against China is our Islamic responsibility and we have to fulfill it”

Abdullah Mansour couldn’t have made it plainer: he is fighting against the Chinese because he is a Muslim. 

He believes that it is his Islamic responsibility to fight against the Chinese. 

Other Muslims the world over have proclaimed that they believe it is their Islamic responsibility to fight against the Americans, the British, the Australians, the Indians, and so on and on.

Green Tea - New Studies Give Us More Reasons to Believe in the Cancer-Fighting Properties...

The extensive health benefits of green tea have been known in Asian countries such as China and Japan for thousands of years, and are now coming to light in the West, as well. Among these benefits are potent antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Recent research has added further weight to the cancer-combating potential of green tea.

Green tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant from which black teas are derived. The difference is, when the leaves are harvested, those that go towards making green tea are only withered and steamed, while black tea leaves are crushed and fermented to make various varieties, such as Earl Gray and Oolong.

Tibet - More Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule

Confirmed accounts of today’s self-immolation protest against China’s illegal and violent rule of Tibet have now reported two separate incidents, both in Eastern Tibet’s Amdo region. According to Dossier Tibet “One was a monk from the Kirti Temple in Amdo Ngaba (Editor’s Note: named in other report as Mr Khechok Palden) ,the other was a monk from Amdo Tsekhog”  More Details Here

Source:  http://tibettruth.com/

Chinese official's 'mistress public plan to BRIBE wealthy politician for money backfires horribly...

Chinese official's 'mistress posts incriminating pictures online to force him to pay child support... but accidentally reveals she already has £3 million in the bank'

  • Chinese woman tries to bribe wealthy politician for more child support money
  • Alleged mistress claims to have illegitimate baby with the People's Congress Representative
  • Woman posts pictures of the two of them together
  • Accidentally uploads her bank account details with photos, showing a whopping £2.6 million
  • Deletes the pictures immediately after people begin questioning her on Facebook

A Chinese woman who tried to bribe a wealthy politician for more child support payments over their illegitimate daughter accidentally posted her bank account details online – revealing she had almost £3 million in the account already.

Li Shanshan claims she was forced to go public after Henan province People’s Congress Representative Luo Zhiyuan, from Henan, refused to honour his obligations to provide child support.

As proof of her claim, Ms Shanshan posted a ‘selfie’ lying next to the Chinese politician, as well as a picture of him holding the child.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563551/Meet-Chinese-MISTRESS-whos-public-plan-BRIBE-wealthy-politician-money-backfired-horribly.html#ixzz2wSPPb9sZ