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News out of Michigan… This week in Ann Arbor, a 74-year-old restaurant owner was hospitalized and after being brutally beaten and robbed by an unknown assailant outside of his business on Tuesday night.Wife of Ann Arbor restaurant owner describes attack: ‘They just started beating’ Yong Kim, owner of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish, was leaving the restaurant and walking his to his car when someone attacked him from behind, knocking him to the ground and beating him in the head, neck and face. The suspect then took Kim’s wallet and ran away. Kim suffered several large gashes on his head, extensive swelling and bruising on his face and neck. His glasses and dentures were also broken during the attack. 
An unknown person attacked Yong Kim, the owner of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish at 3220 Packard Road, from behind as Kim walked to his car around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday.Doo Kim said her husband did not see anyone around before the attack took place.He was closing the restaurant alone when the attack occurred.Doo Kim said her husband did not know anyone was behind the restaurant."They didn’t say nothing," she said. "They just started beating."
 Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).
via http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/08/74-year-old-restaurant-owner-brutally.html

News out of Michigan… This week in Ann Arbor, a 74-year-old restaurant owner was hospitalized and after being brutally beaten and robbed by an unknown assailant outside of his business on Tuesday night.

Wife of Ann Arbor restaurant owner describes attack: ‘They just started beating’

Yong Kim, owner of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish, was leaving the restaurant and walking his to his car when someone attacked him from behind, knocking him to the ground and beating him in the head, neck and face. The suspect then took Kim’s wallet and ran away.

Kim suffered several large gashes on his head, extensive swelling and bruising on his face and neck. His glasses and dentures were also broken during the attack.

  • An unknown person attacked Yong Kim, the owner of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish at 3220 Packard Road, from behind as Kim walked to his car around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday.

    Doo Kim said her husband did not see anyone around before the attack took place.

    He was closing the restaurant alone when the attack occurred.

    Doo Kim said her husband did not know anyone was behind the restaurant.

    "They didn’t say nothing," she said. "They just started beating."


Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

via http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/08/74-year-old-restaurant-owner-brutally.html


Korean residents in Japan address U.N. panel for law to ban hate speech →


They’ll talk about diversity and anti-racism, but will interpret people pointing out whiteness and straightness as an insult rather than a fact. They’ll see it as an attack, because they’re used to comfy invisibility-as-default. They’ll praise “colorblindness” as though it’s something to aspire to. “Colorblindness” as an ideal has been criticized at length by many, many smart people—let’s listen. Don’t strive to make the marginalized invisible; strive to make the privileged visible.

It’ll make people uncomfortable. Trust me. They’ll live. The least the privileged can do is be aware of it.

Notice. Again and again and again, until it drives you to frustration because it’s everywhere. Until it drives others to frustration because they’re starting to notice, too, and now they can’t stop either.

Do not allow the barrage of majority narratives to pass unremarked upon.

Do not let the privileged be the default.

Notice.



South Korean man acquitted after retweeting posts by North Korea →



A lot of times I don’t get American media. For example, the first pic above is a screenshot of an article from the Business Insider entitled “The Korean Won is the New Safe-Haven Currency” and it features a photograph of a dish of kimchi. Why? I don’t know, the article is about Korean currency and mentions nothing about kimchi at all. I really don’t know why the editor(s) just slapped a picture of a dish of kimchi. [link]

The second pic is a screenshot of an article from the Economy Watch blog and it’s entitled “The US dollar is consolidating, largely within yesterday’s ranges.” [link]

If you follow the link you will notice that the original article features a picture of some dollar bills. And you will also notice that in this second screenshot I photoshopped it and slapped over it a picture of a hotdog with mustard and sauerkraut. Why? Simply because the article has nothing to with hotdogs or mustards or sauerkrauts.


nortonism:

danggeun:

jupiter2:

North Korea’s 28 State-Approved Hairstyles

North Korea is  implementing state-sanctioned haircuts for men and women. Found on TIME

Do people still believe this nonsense or what

lmao



Arson-Murder Conviction Overturned, Man Free After 24 Years in Prison

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge’s ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

Han Tak Lee, 79, walked out of a federal courthouse in Harrisburg after a judge released him on unsecured bond and restricted his travel to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

"I’m finally free," Lee told reporters and supporters afterward, in comments translated by an interpreter. "It is difficult to think (of) all the past 25 years … of my life, even though I was innocent."

He thanked his legal team and supporters, saying he owed them “debts that cannot be repaid except by making the most of my renewed life.”

His attorney, Peter Goldberger, said Lee’s first stop would be a medical and psychological checkup. He predicted Lee’s adjustment to life outside prison will be challenging.

"He needs to gather himself and calm down and think and understand this change in his life," Goldberger said.

U.S. District Judge William Nealon threw out Lee’s state conviction and sentence of life without parole this month and gave prosecutors 120 days to decide whether they want to retry him in the 1989 death of his daughter, 20-year-old Ji Yun Lee.

Prosecutors have conceded the arson science used to convict Lee was faulty but insist that other evidence points to his guilt. A county prosecutor plans to seek a review, suggesting it may ask a federal appeals court to overturn the decision to release Lee.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson turned down Lee’s request to thank him at the end of the bail hearing. “We are simply doing that which we are required to do,” Carlson said.

Carlson said Lee cannot have a guns or a passport and must report any change of address or phone to court authorities.

Though he has spent nearly a third of his life behind bars, Lee — a native of South Korea who became a U.S. citizen about 30 years ago — has never expressed bitterness toward his adopted country and has no plans to return to South Korea, Goldberger said.

Lee is expected to live in an apartment for senior citizens in the Queens section of New York City, where he formerly lived and owned a clothing store.

Lee has long argued that the 1989 fire that killed his mentally ill daughter at a religious retreat in the Pocono Mountains was accidental. In 2012, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted his request for an independent examination of evidence. That review, completed in June by Carlson, concluded that “much of what was presented to Lee’s jury as science is now conceded to be little more than superstition.”

At the time of his trial, investigators were taught that unusually hot and intense fires indicated the use of an accelerant and that arson could be confirmed by the presence of deep charring or shiny blistering of wood as well as “crazed glass,” tiny fractures in windows. Research has since debunked these and other notions about arson.

Lee’s case is one of dozens around the country to come under scrutiny because of outdated beliefs about how arson can be detected.

Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine Jr., who prosecuted Lee in 1990, did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Christine could seek to prosecute Lee again, but he has acknowledged it would be very difficult given the passage of time. Lee’s supporters expect he will live out his remaining years in freedom.

Goldberger said he feels Lee deserves monetary compensation for a wrongful conviction, but Pennsylvania does not have a state law that would authorize such a payment.

via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/han-tak-lee-free_n_5701228.html?utm_hp_ref=crime&ir=Crime


cheolhakja:

Lol my dad is still amazed white people eat kimchi, tacos, and sushi now. He lived in LA since the 80’s and white people made fun of his smelly lunches and thought Mexican food and raw fish were dirty.

Like, white people are trying to make profit off kimchi now when it’s a free fucking side dish at all Korean restaurants.


During the Philippines’ revolt against Spanish inquisition in the late 1800s, theAmericans came, promising to help. Though the Filipinos hesitated at first, fearing the U.S. might try to colonize their country, President William McKinley gave his word that the U.S. “had no design of aggrandizement and no ambition of conquest.” Thus, the Filipinos accepted help from the United States and together they defeated the Spanish. Before a Republic of the Philippines could be established, however, the United States issued the Proclamation of Benevolent Assimilation in which President McKinley “announced the U.S.’s intention to annex the Philippines. To make it legal, the United States paid Spain twenty million silver pesos—or two silver pesos per Filipino. The Filipinos resisted American colonization and the Philippine-American war raged on for more than a decade, murdering over 250,000 Filipinos. Famine and disease decimated entire towns, as the United States Army slashed-and-burned its way through villages. More than half the country lay in waste from American-caused destruction.

While occupying the islands, the American soldiers referred to the Filipinas as “little brown fucking machines powered by rice.” A sex industry sprang up to cater the U.S. military men, offering “a girl for the price of a burger.” It was the imperialistic conquest of the islands by the Americans that jump-started the sex entertainment industry in the Philippines. During the Vietnam War, five U.S. military bases stationed in Thailand sheltered 40,000 to 50,000 American GIs at any given time. Between 1966 and 1969, as many as 70,000 U.S. soldiers came to Thailand for “Rest and Recreation” (“R&R”) and ignited a sex industry. R&R facilities have been, and continue to be, a vital component of the U.S. military policy. With pervasive disregard for human rights, the military accepts access to indigenous women’s bodies as a “necessity” for American GIs stationed overseas.

After the Vietnam War ended, “there was a major campaign on tourism” targeting White men to sustain Thailand’s sex industry. By the early 1990s, several million tourists from Europe and the United States visited Thailand annually, many of them specifically for its sex and entertainment industry. In 1995, for example, a study reported that sixty-five percent of tourists to Thailand “were reportedly single men on vacation.” The White conquest of Asia is “far from being ‘a thing of the past’ but is alived experience of many. As result of White imperialism, “Asians and members of the Asian Diasporas have existed and still exist through a colonized experience.”


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