dangermousie: (Last Scandal: blue by anenko)
[livejournal.com profile] boginje just linked me to this article and I have to basically copy-paste it in all its glorious entirety.

It's completely completely insane.

Short version: a popular Korean singer recently "came out" to his fans and revealed the shocking, horrible truth!

Did he kill someone? Is he a drug-addict? Is he gay? (disclaimer: I am not equating being gay with various bad things but in conservative Korea it would probably be a career-killer). Did he dodge the draft or party with underage hookers?

Noooooooo. Much much worse.

The man has committed the unpardonable sin of being secretly married and having a four-year-old son from the marriage!

Utterly shameless. How could he?

Ahhh, Korea.

Whole crazy article here )

Dangermousie's comments: (1) His wife must be beyond saintly to put up with this, and (2) good luck to him, and (3) I am never ever going to view any of these kdrama plots as impossible any more.
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: blue by anenko)
[livejournal.com profile] boginje just linked me to this article and I have to basically copy-paste it in all its glorious entirety.

It's completely completely insane.

Short version: a popular Korean singer recently "came out" to his fans and revealed the shocking, horrible truth!

Did he kill someone? Is he a drug-addict? Is he gay? (disclaimer: I am not equating being gay with various bad things but in conservative Korea it would probably be a career-killer). Did he dodge the draft or party with underage hookers?

Noooooooo. Much much worse.

The man has committed the unpardonable sin of being secretly married and having a four-year-old son from the marriage!

Utterly shameless. How could he?

Ahhh, Korea.

Whole crazy article here )

Dangermousie's comments: (1) His wife must be beyond saintly to put up with this, and (2) good luck to him, and (3) I am never ever going to view any of these kdrama plots as impossible any more.
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: blue by anenko)
[livejournal.com profile] boginje just linked me to this article and I have to basically copy-paste it in all its glorious entirety.

It's completely completely insane.

Short version: a popular Korean singer recently "came out" to his fans and revealed the shocking, horrible truth!

Did he kill someone? Is he a drug-addict? Is he gay? (disclaimer: I am not equating being gay with various bad things but in conservative Korea it would probably be a career-killer). Did he dodge the draft or party with underage hookers?

Noooooooo. Much much worse.

The man has committed the unpardonable sin of being secretly married and having a four-year-old son from the marriage!

Utterly shameless. How could he?

Ahhh, Korea.

Whole crazy article here )

Dangermousie's comments: (1) His wife must be beyond saintly to put up with this, and (2) good luck to him, and (3) I am never ever going to view any of these kdrama plots as impossible any more.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
A commenter on an article about a recently discovered tomb of an Old Kingdom Queen:

I do not understand why Egypt has allowed people to break in and remove items out of these tombs. This country must respect the beliefs of these dead people and leave them alone as they should be. I am appalled at these grave-robbers that do this kind of stuff and call themselves archaeologists. Graves should be left alone and never looted. Mummies should not be touched and statues should be left alone. These kind of acts in the name of science are just stabs at the history of Egypt. Egypt should stop these kind of people from selling their ancestors out for profits and good silver or gold. These people who end up taking from a tomb those jewels, vases, statues, golden items, or any of the old relics should be tried for their crimes. Egypt needs to stop these kind of digs for the namesake of those who have died before them in tradition and show some respect. That is just the truth as I see it am not here to put down anyone, simply here to say that bad things happen to those who expose the dead. If you do not believe that then mark my words, you'll see.

Why, hello there, crazy!
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
A commenter on an article about a recently discovered tomb of an Old Kingdom Queen:

I do not understand why Egypt has allowed people to break in and remove items out of these tombs. This country must respect the beliefs of these dead people and leave them alone as they should be. I am appalled at these grave-robbers that do this kind of stuff and call themselves archaeologists. Graves should be left alone and never looted. Mummies should not be touched and statues should be left alone. These kind of acts in the name of science are just stabs at the history of Egypt. Egypt should stop these kind of people from selling their ancestors out for profits and good silver or gold. These people who end up taking from a tomb those jewels, vases, statues, golden items, or any of the old relics should be tried for their crimes. Egypt needs to stop these kind of digs for the namesake of those who have died before them in tradition and show some respect. That is just the truth as I see it am not here to put down anyone, simply here to say that bad things happen to those who expose the dead. If you do not believe that then mark my words, you'll see.

Why, hello there, crazy!
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
A commenter on an article about a recently discovered tomb of an Old Kingdom Queen:

I do not understand why Egypt has allowed people to break in and remove items out of these tombs. This country must respect the beliefs of these dead people and leave them alone as they should be. I am appalled at these grave-robbers that do this kind of stuff and call themselves archaeologists. Graves should be left alone and never looted. Mummies should not be touched and statues should be left alone. These kind of acts in the name of science are just stabs at the history of Egypt. Egypt should stop these kind of people from selling their ancestors out for profits and good silver or gold. These people who end up taking from a tomb those jewels, vases, statues, golden items, or any of the old relics should be tried for their crimes. Egypt needs to stop these kind of digs for the namesake of those who have died before them in tradition and show some respect. That is just the truth as I see it am not here to put down anyone, simply here to say that bad things happen to those who expose the dead. If you do not believe that then mark my words, you'll see.

Why, hello there, crazy!
dangermousie: (Default)
Apparently there is a big debate going on in Brooklyn about whether it's OK to bring babies to bars.

To which my short reply is: ARE YOU INSANE????

I am a mother of a one-year-old. I can understand stir-crazy. I can understand having a tiny house and not being able to entertain or not being able to find a baby-sitter.

BUT IT'S A BAR.

You know, place with too many TVs, loud music, drunk/loud/making-out/sometimes-aggressive people, and a lot of booze. And that is not even pointing out that a small child will either be scared, cranky, or bored in a place like that and drive the other patrons nuts.

WHO LUGS THEIR BABY/KID INTO A BAR?

If you feel stir-crazy go for a walk with your kid or a museum - something which the kid will enjoy (or at least not mind) and is appropriate. Or even go out to a restaurant - even a fancy one - as long as you make certain adjustments and are considerate to other diners and the staff (we rarely can go out for dinner now due to her bedtime, but lunch is much more doable, we bring something for her to occupy herself, take her out asap if she gets cranky, clean up after her, and leave an extra-nice tip).

But not a bar! If you can't afford/don't know/don't trust a babysitter, take shifts with your partner - do a girls' night out where he minds the baby in exchange for you returning a favor for him. ETC ETC.

And sometimes you just have to give things up. Mr. Mousie and I were huge movie/theater-goers but I can count on fingers of one hand movies/plays we've been to recently. You have to realize life changes when you have a kid - if you don't like the idea that's fine, then don't have one.

Sorry, rant over. Because seriously - a bar? It's awful for your kid AND for other people around you.
dangermousie: (Default)
Apparently there is a big debate going on in Brooklyn about whether it's OK to bring babies to bars.

To which my short reply is: ARE YOU INSANE????

I am a mother of a one-year-old. I can understand stir-crazy. I can understand having a tiny house and not being able to entertain or not being able to find a baby-sitter.

BUT IT'S A BAR.

You know, place with too many TVs, loud music, drunk/loud/making-out/sometimes-aggressive people, and a lot of booze. And that is not even pointing out that a small child will either be scared, cranky, or bored in a place like that and drive the other patrons nuts.

WHO LUGS THEIR BABY/KID INTO A BAR?

If you feel stir-crazy go for a walk with your kid or a museum - something which the kid will enjoy (or at least not mind) and is appropriate. Or even go out to a restaurant - even a fancy one - as long as you make certain adjustments and are considerate to other diners and the staff (we rarely can go out for dinner now due to her bedtime, but lunch is much more doable, we bring something for her to occupy herself, take her out asap if she gets cranky, clean up after her, and leave an extra-nice tip).

But not a bar! If you can't afford/don't know/don't trust a babysitter, take shifts with your partner - do a girls' night out where he minds the baby in exchange for you returning a favor for him. ETC ETC.

And sometimes you just have to give things up. Mr. Mousie and I were huge movie/theater-goers but I can count on fingers of one hand movies/plays we've been to recently. You have to realize life changes when you have a kid - if you don't like the idea that's fine, then don't have one.

Sorry, rant over. Because seriously - a bar? It's awful for your kid AND for other people around you.
dangermousie: (Default)
Apparently there is a big debate going on in Brooklyn about whether it's OK to bring babies to bars.

To which my short reply is: ARE YOU INSANE????

I am a mother of a one-year-old. I can understand stir-crazy. I can understand having a tiny house and not being able to entertain or not being able to find a baby-sitter.

BUT IT'S A BAR.

You know, place with too many TVs, loud music, drunk/loud/making-out/sometimes-aggressive people, and a lot of booze. And that is not even pointing out that a small child will either be scared, cranky, or bored in a place like that and drive the other patrons nuts.

WHO LUGS THEIR BABY/KID INTO A BAR?

If you feel stir-crazy go for a walk with your kid or a museum - something which the kid will enjoy (or at least not mind) and is appropriate. Or even go out to a restaurant - even a fancy one - as long as you make certain adjustments and are considerate to other diners and the staff (we rarely can go out for dinner now due to her bedtime, but lunch is much more doable, we bring something for her to occupy herself, take her out asap if she gets cranky, clean up after her, and leave an extra-nice tip).

But not a bar! If you can't afford/don't know/don't trust a babysitter, take shifts with your partner - do a girls' night out where he minds the baby in exchange for you returning a favor for him. ETC ETC.

And sometimes you just have to give things up. Mr. Mousie and I were huge movie/theater-goers but I can count on fingers of one hand movies/plays we've been to recently. You have to realize life changes when you have a kid - if you don't like the idea that's fine, then don't have one.

Sorry, rant over. Because seriously - a bar? It's awful for your kid AND for other people around you.
dangermousie: (Default)
Remember the French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand? The one who was so outraged over Polanski's capture, and called US behavior in seeking Polanski's extradition callous and horrifying?

Well, in a very non-shocking but repulsive twist, it turns out Mitterand himself used to buy boy prostitutes in Thailand. See BBC.

Little exerpt from the above article:

In his 2005 book The Bad Life, he wrote: "I got into the habit of paying for boys," saying his attraction to young male prostitutes was not dimmed despite knowing "the sordid details of this traffic".

"All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."


No wonder he was appalled at Polanski's arrest. Pedophiles/child rapists must band together.

Child prostitues. In Thailand. He should be in jail for life and not enjoying his cushy life and arguing that he shouldn't resign. I sincerely hope if there is an afterlife, Mr. Mitterand will enjoy it burning on a skillet in the nether-region known as hell.
dangermousie: (Default)
Remember the French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand? The one who was so outraged over Polanski's capture, and called US behavior in seeking Polanski's extradition callous and horrifying?

Well, in a very non-shocking but repulsive twist, it turns out Mitterand himself used to buy boy prostitutes in Thailand. See BBC.

Little exerpt from the above article:

In his 2005 book The Bad Life, he wrote: "I got into the habit of paying for boys," saying his attraction to young male prostitutes was not dimmed despite knowing "the sordid details of this traffic".

"All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."


No wonder he was appalled at Polanski's arrest. Pedophiles/child rapists must band together.

Child prostitues. In Thailand. He should be in jail for life and not enjoying his cushy life and arguing that he shouldn't resign. I sincerely hope if there is an afterlife, Mr. Mitterand will enjoy it burning on a skillet in the nether-region known as hell.
dangermousie: (Default)
Remember the French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand? The one who was so outraged over Polanski's capture, and called US behavior in seeking Polanski's extradition callous and horrifying?

Well, in a very non-shocking but repulsive twist, it turns out Mitterand himself used to buy boy prostitutes in Thailand. See BBC.

Little exerpt from the above article:

In his 2005 book The Bad Life, he wrote: "I got into the habit of paying for boys," saying his attraction to young male prostitutes was not dimmed despite knowing "the sordid details of this traffic".

"All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."


No wonder he was appalled at Polanski's arrest. Pedophiles/child rapists must band together.

Child prostitues. In Thailand. He should be in jail for life and not enjoying his cushy life and arguing that he shouldn't resign. I sincerely hope if there is an afterlife, Mr. Mitterand will enjoy it burning on a skillet in the nether-region known as hell.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have no problem separating the artist as a person and as an artist so yes - The Pianist is one of the most amazing moves I've ever seen. It has nothing to do with the fact that Polanski's actions were criminal and he should face the punishment of the law whatever it may be. You know - child rape being heinous and universally despised. Right? Right?

Apparently not.

There is a petition against the treatment of Polanski, signed by a lot of luminaries (Scorcese, Wong Kar Wai, Salman Rushdie, why why why?) which is all about how he is being prosecuted because of a case of morals.

A CASE OF MORALS???

You have got to be frakking kidding me.

A case of morals is when two people who are capable of consent do consent to some activities the state views as immoral - whether because they are gay, unmarried, adulterous, polyamorous, related within prohibited degree etc and the state in question views such activities as immoral.*

* I don't have a problem with any of the above, just using a hypothetical.

I could have even conceivably understood where they were coming from if Polanski and his victim had consensual sex - if statutory rape was the only thing at issue, though in what UNIVERSE is it OK for a grown man to have sex with a 13-year-old child????!!!!

BUT GUESS WHAT, douchebags signing the petition - IT WAS NOT CONSENSUAL. That's right - what he did would be just as illegal and just as criminal if she was 40 instead of 13 - he drugged her and got her drunk and as even after all of that she still said no repeatedly, he raped her.

I cannot possibly see how it could be more of a rape no matter how you slice it.

So - are you saying rape of little children is a case of morals? FUCK YOU.

Don't even get me started on the excuses. They are either irrelevant (yes, yes, he is a genius - does it mean that geniuses above the law) or are pertinent to sentencing and not guilt (his advanced age, lack of other complaints, his horrible life, judicial misconduct - they all have their role in the sentencing - I don't care if on balance the judge finds he shouldn't serve any time in prison - all that has nothing to do with his GUILT or the fact that he has to go through judicial process).

And don't get me started on the whole "the victim wants them to let it go" stuff - once again, maybe pertinent to sentencing. But the reason we have laws is in part to protect/avenge a particular victim and in part to send a societal message that certain actions (such as CHILD RAPE) are not allowed. Seriously, according to the logic of 'victim says to let it go, so we should' anyone who robs a nun or beats up a Buddhist monk shouldn't face any punishment because the holy orders are big on forgiveness.

I honestly don't care if they drag him back or not - LA doesn't have unlimited resources and the scads of money and time they are going to spend fighting for extradition of an old guy who hasn't been anywhere near their area and committing crimes in it for over 30 years could be better spent fighting on a dozen cases which could remove from the streets still LA-dwelling current offenders of various sorts which have the means and desire to commit a future crime in the area.

BUT. BUT. That is a utilitarian argument. It's not "poor mistreated genius, how misunderstood and persecuted you are!" Nothing would make what Polanski did right. Nothing.

Hollywood etc often have "values" I do not agree with (hello Sean Penn and his partying up with Hugo Chavez) but it has never been as stark as this. You know how people love to wallow in right-wing hypocricy? That's right - many right-winders are hypocrites, espousing family values while cavorting with mistresses, prostitutes, or male lovers. Guess what - this proves hypocricy is universal - look at all those major liberals, who claim they have so much respect for women's rights etc - yeah, yeah, it all applies until it's one of their own. Never mind that he raped a child. I think whatever your social and political position, once you get to a certain level of power, you just begin to feel rules don't apply to you and your friends.

Oh,and a last point - oh, he didn't like the punishment so he ran - after all, it was going to be eleven billion years in prison, poor baby. Nice to know that you only face the punishment if it appeals to you. Next time I get a parking ticket, I won't pay it - $100 is too much, in my opinion, so tough luck, parking authorities - if I don't agree, the law is invalid.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have no problem separating the artist as a person and as an artist so yes - The Pianist is one of the most amazing moves I've ever seen. It has nothing to do with the fact that Polanski's actions were criminal and he should face the punishment of the law whatever it may be. You know - child rape being heinous and universally despised. Right? Right?

Apparently not.

There is a petition against the treatment of Polanski, signed by a lot of luminaries (Scorcese, Wong Kar Wai, Salman Rushdie, why why why?) which is all about how he is being prosecuted because of a case of morals.

A CASE OF MORALS???

You have got to be frakking kidding me.

A case of morals is when two people who are capable of consent do consent to some activities the state views as immoral - whether because they are gay, unmarried, adulterous, polyamorous, related within prohibited degree etc and the state in question views such activities as immoral.*

* I don't have a problem with any of the above, just using a hypothetical.

I could have even conceivably understood where they were coming from if Polanski and his victim had consensual sex - if statutory rape was the only thing at issue, though in what UNIVERSE is it OK for a grown man to have sex with a 13-year-old child????!!!!

BUT GUESS WHAT, douchebags signing the petition - IT WAS NOT CONSENSUAL. That's right - what he did would be just as illegal and just as criminal if she was 40 instead of 13 - he drugged her and got her drunk and as even after all of that she still said no repeatedly, he raped her.

I cannot possibly see how it could be more of a rape no matter how you slice it.

So - are you saying rape of little children is a case of morals? FUCK YOU.

Don't even get me started on the excuses. They are either irrelevant (yes, yes, he is a genius - does it mean that geniuses above the law) or are pertinent to sentencing and not guilt (his advanced age, lack of other complaints, his horrible life, judicial misconduct - they all have their role in the sentencing - I don't care if on balance the judge finds he shouldn't serve any time in prison - all that has nothing to do with his GUILT or the fact that he has to go through judicial process).

And don't get me started on the whole "the victim wants them to let it go" stuff - once again, maybe pertinent to sentencing. But the reason we have laws is in part to protect/avenge a particular victim and in part to send a societal message that certain actions (such as CHILD RAPE) are not allowed. Seriously, according to the logic of 'victim says to let it go, so we should' anyone who robs a nun or beats up a Buddhist monk shouldn't face any punishment because the holy orders are big on forgiveness.

I honestly don't care if they drag him back or not - LA doesn't have unlimited resources and the scads of money and time they are going to spend fighting for extradition of an old guy who hasn't been anywhere near their area and committing crimes in it for over 30 years could be better spent fighting on a dozen cases which could remove from the streets still LA-dwelling current offenders of various sorts which have the means and desire to commit a future crime in the area.

BUT. BUT. That is a utilitarian argument. It's not "poor mistreated genius, how misunderstood and persecuted you are!" Nothing would make what Polanski did right. Nothing.

Hollywood etc often have "values" I do not agree with (hello Sean Penn and his partying up with Hugo Chavez) but it has never been as stark as this. You know how people love to wallow in right-wing hypocricy? That's right - many right-winders are hypocrites, espousing family values while cavorting with mistresses, prostitutes, or male lovers. Guess what - this proves hypocricy is universal - look at all those major liberals, who claim they have so much respect for women's rights etc - yeah, yeah, it all applies until it's one of their own. Never mind that he raped a child. I think whatever your social and political position, once you get to a certain level of power, you just begin to feel rules don't apply to you and your friends.

Oh,and a last point - oh, he didn't like the punishment so he ran - after all, it was going to be eleven billion years in prison, poor baby. Nice to know that you only face the punishment if it appeals to you. Next time I get a parking ticket, I won't pay it - $100 is too much, in my opinion, so tough luck, parking authorities - if I don't agree, the law is invalid.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have no problem separating the artist as a person and as an artist so yes - The Pianist is one of the most amazing moves I've ever seen. It has nothing to do with the fact that Polanski's actions were criminal and he should face the punishment of the law whatever it may be. You know - child rape being heinous and universally despised. Right? Right?

Apparently not.

There is a petition against the treatment of Polanski, signed by a lot of luminaries (Scorcese, Wong Kar Wai, Salman Rushdie, why why why?) which is all about how he is being prosecuted because of a case of morals.

A CASE OF MORALS???

You have got to be frakking kidding me.

A case of morals is when two people who are capable of consent do consent to some activities the state views as immoral - whether because they are gay, unmarried, adulterous, polyamorous, related within prohibited degree etc and the state in question views such activities as immoral.*

* I don't have a problem with any of the above, just using a hypothetical.

I could have even conceivably understood where they were coming from if Polanski and his victim had consensual sex - if statutory rape was the only thing at issue, though in what UNIVERSE is it OK for a grown man to have sex with a 13-year-old child????!!!!

BUT GUESS WHAT, douchebags signing the petition - IT WAS NOT CONSENSUAL. That's right - what he did would be just as illegal and just as criminal if she was 40 instead of 13 - he drugged her and got her drunk and as even after all of that she still said no repeatedly, he raped her.

I cannot possibly see how it could be more of a rape no matter how you slice it.

So - are you saying rape of little children is a case of morals? FUCK YOU.

Don't even get me started on the excuses. They are either irrelevant (yes, yes, he is a genius - does it mean that geniuses above the law) or are pertinent to sentencing and not guilt (his advanced age, lack of other complaints, his horrible life, judicial misconduct - they all have their role in the sentencing - I don't care if on balance the judge finds he shouldn't serve any time in prison - all that has nothing to do with his GUILT or the fact that he has to go through judicial process).

And don't get me started on the whole "the victim wants them to let it go" stuff - once again, maybe pertinent to sentencing. But the reason we have laws is in part to protect/avenge a particular victim and in part to send a societal message that certain actions (such as CHILD RAPE) are not allowed. Seriously, according to the logic of 'victim says to let it go, so we should' anyone who robs a nun or beats up a Buddhist monk shouldn't face any punishment because the holy orders are big on forgiveness.

I honestly don't care if they drag him back or not - LA doesn't have unlimited resources and the scads of money and time they are going to spend fighting for extradition of an old guy who hasn't been anywhere near their area and committing crimes in it for over 30 years could be better spent fighting on a dozen cases which could remove from the streets still LA-dwelling current offenders of various sorts which have the means and desire to commit a future crime in the area.

BUT. BUT. That is a utilitarian argument. It's not "poor mistreated genius, how misunderstood and persecuted you are!" Nothing would make what Polanski did right. Nothing.

Hollywood etc often have "values" I do not agree with (hello Sean Penn and his partying up with Hugo Chavez) but it has never been as stark as this. You know how people love to wallow in right-wing hypocricy? That's right - many right-winders are hypocrites, espousing family values while cavorting with mistresses, prostitutes, or male lovers. Guess what - this proves hypocricy is universal - look at all those major liberals, who claim they have so much respect for women's rights etc - yeah, yeah, it all applies until it's one of their own. Never mind that he raped a child. I think whatever your social and political position, once you get to a certain level of power, you just begin to feel rules don't apply to you and your friends.

Oh,and a last point - oh, he didn't like the punishment so he ran - after all, it was going to be eleven billion years in prison, poor baby. Nice to know that you only face the punishment if it appeals to you. Next time I get a parking ticket, I won't pay it - $100 is too much, in my opinion, so tough luck, parking authorities - if I don't agree, the law is invalid.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
(stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mamarocker_83)

Korea's New Media Laws.

Part which is giving me hives:

Korea government has passed three new media laws that give newspapers companies and big business groups the capabilities to own broadcasting shares...As the result, the three broadcasting networks (SBS,KBS, and MBC) have decided to go on strike to protest the new laws. There is a chance that we may not see new episodes of many TV shows, possibly beginning this weekend. Brilliant Legacy is scheduled to close out the drama this weekend. So this will be a big headache for many viewers.

WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT

I could not care less when we had American TV strike but now I think I am going to have a meltdown.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
(stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mamarocker_83)

Korea's New Media Laws.

Part which is giving me hives:

Korea government has passed three new media laws that give newspapers companies and big business groups the capabilities to own broadcasting shares...As the result, the three broadcasting networks (SBS,KBS, and MBC) have decided to go on strike to protest the new laws. There is a chance that we may not see new episodes of many TV shows, possibly beginning this weekend. Brilliant Legacy is scheduled to close out the drama this weekend. So this will be a big headache for many viewers.

WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT

I could not care less when we had American TV strike but now I think I am going to have a meltdown.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: annoyed Misao by meliachu)
(stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mamarocker_83)

Korea's New Media Laws.

Part which is giving me hives:

Korea government has passed three new media laws that give newspapers companies and big business groups the capabilities to own broadcasting shares...As the result, the three broadcasting networks (SBS,KBS, and MBC) have decided to go on strike to protest the new laws. There is a chance that we may not see new episodes of many TV shows, possibly beginning this weekend. Brilliant Legacy is scheduled to close out the drama this weekend. So this will be a big headache for many viewers.

WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT

I could not care less when we had American TV strike but now I think I am going to have a meltdown.
dangermousie: (Default)
I remember reading about this a long time ago and feeling so wonderful that people like this were out in the world (it's an article about a wealthy couple who, in addition to their own biolgical children, adopted over a dozen kids, many of them with developmental disabilities or who have been abused).

Well. According to CNN, the couple has been found murdered, victims of a home invasion.

I keep thinking about how awful this is - that people who were so wonderful were killed, senselessly. And about what will happen to these children - there is no rush of people who want to adopt a child with Down's not to mention the thought of some of these kids, who have been previously abused, ending up in foster care? And losing their parents and their normal life all over again. GOD. How horrible! I hope the people who killed them rot forever in jail. Or, if you are like me, and believe in death penalty, end up with that as their punishment.
dangermousie: (Default)
I remember reading about this a long time ago and feeling so wonderful that people like this were out in the world (it's an article about a wealthy couple who, in addition to their own biolgical children, adopted over a dozen kids, many of them with developmental disabilities or who have been abused).

Well. According to CNN, the couple has been found murdered, victims of a home invasion.

I keep thinking about how awful this is - that people who were so wonderful were killed, senselessly. And about what will happen to these children - there is no rush of people who want to adopt a child with Down's not to mention the thought of some of these kids, who have been previously abused, ending up in foster care? And losing their parents and their normal life all over again. GOD. How horrible! I hope the people who killed them rot forever in jail. Or, if you are like me, and believe in death penalty, end up with that as their punishment.

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