F$$$ers poisoning us via the back door!
“… a little known fact is that the Toxic Substances Control Act has a big loophole: PCBs are allowed in consumer products as long as their production is unintentional. Oftentimes, PCBs are by-products of chemical processes.
One process that generates a lot of PCBs is the production of pigments, which are used in paints and printing inks. Researchers at the University of Iowa tested batches of paint pigments and found a wide range of PCBs in them. My students here at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, have been testing consumer products that have printing inks in them, including newspapers, magazines, napkins, plastic bags, and even clothing, and finding PCBs in them. That’s right, there are PCBs in your children’s clothing, food packaging, and napkins!“
via Are long-banned PCBs hiding in your clothing, food packaging & paint? | myEARTH360 (the blog)myEARTH360 (the blog).
Get it? Because Brazilian women are oh-so-sexy and obviously exist for your viewing pleasure. In fact, you can go ahead and think of the entire country as–literally–one big piece of ass.
And it’s not just that these tees play on sexist, racist stereotypes of exotic Latina women. “Looking to score?” is not just a hypothetical play on words here. While there’s little evidence to support the oft-repeated myth that sex trafficking increases around large sporting events, sex tourism is popular in Brazil and there are concerns that the flood of tourist that the World Cup attracts will exacerbate the problem of child sex trafficking in the country. The head of the Brazilian Tourism Board Flávio Dino was not pleased. “We don’t accept that the World Cup be used for illegal practices, like so-called sexual tourism,” he told O Globo. “We ask that Adidas put a stop to the sale of these products.”
Thankfully, they promptly did.
via Adidas markets World Cup t-shirts that play off stereotypes of sexy Brazilians.
Conservative groups in Japan insist that claims of hundreds of thousands of Asian women being forced into sexual slavery during World War II are “fabricated.” They demand a retraction of the 1993 Kono Statement.
Tomoko Tsujimura says she is motivated by the desire to “protect the honor of Japan and my forebears, namely my grandfather, my father and my uncles.” It is a stain on the good name of her relatives and the country, she says, for them to still be accused of forcing some 200,000 young women from Japan’s former colonies and the other parts of Asia under its occupation to become the “sex slaves” of Japanese troops fighting World War II.
via Japan may revise ‘comfort women’ apology | Asia | DW.DE | 25.02.2014.
Kill an Indian with gun in parking lot cause you were losing a fight you started is OK with Sheriff and Walmart?
In an inquiry into Walmart’s policy on having guns inside their stores by its customers, Gee responded:
“Walmart respects our customers’ rights to legally carry a firearm in states where it is permitted.”
Given this policy and Quadlin’s quick use of his firearm, how safe is it to shop at a Walmart?
Quadlin was not arrested and remains free. The investigation by the Chandler Police Department continues.
via Walmart Respects Customers’ Rights to Legally Carry a Firearm in States Where it’s Permitted | Native News Online.
Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said on Tuesday.
“Some of the students’ bodies were burned to ashes,” Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the Federal Government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe state, near the state’s capital city of Damaturu.
Bala Ajiya, an official at the Specialist Hospital Damaturu, told Reuters by phone the death toll had risen to 59.
via Nigerian Islamists kill 59 pupils in boarding school attack | Reuters.