President Barack Obama threatened Tokyo that he would draw a 'Red Line' to prevent Japanese government officials from visiting the Yasakuni Shrine, which pays homage to Japan's World War II. war criminals. Accordingly, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded by visiting the site.
The Japan Times reports that, "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday after the United States urged him not to do so, prompting Washington to use harsher than normal language in criticizing him, a U.S. official said."
BEIJING: Apparently, the Chinese government is mocking President Barack Obama's so-called 'Red-Line' foreign policy measures. Chinese Defense Ministry officials pointed out that the US deployed 800 jets to fly into the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone and in every incident, US fighter jets backed down and flew away.
According to the People's Daily, "China has closely monitored aircraft in the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) since it was established in November, a Chinese defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday."
Ed Miliband, the leader of Great Britain's Labor Party, loves to live a lavish lifestyle that is funded by British taxpayers. And when he feels hot under the collar, he heads for a stay in the four-star Arctic Hotel in Greenland.
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Ed Miliband accused of "champagne socialism" by Tories as bills released under Freedom of Information show spending in Labour leader's last year in government."
The deadly Texas Flu virus has killed 6 Texans in the Houston area. State officials are alerting residents of the Lone Star State to take necessary precautions to avoid getting struck down by the Texas Flu bug.
Xinhua News Agency reports that, "Texas issued a statewide flu alert Friday as more confirmed cases of H1N1 virus were reported. In the alert, the state health department urged all Texans over the age of six months to get a flu vaccine."
The Ukrainian government has temporarily forbidden foreigners, such as Sen. John McCain, (R.-Az.) from returning to Kiev to enflame more anti-government protests.
According to RT, "Ukraine has temporarily banned a number of foreign citizens from entering its territory over “national security” concerns. The move comes amid ongoing mass rallies, with thousands of pro-EU demonstrators demanding the government’s resignation."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to utilize his alliance with President Barack Obama and his 'Pivot to Asia' to stir up controversy in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Japanese Prime Minister will visit Yasukuni war shrine Thursday in a move sure to infuriate China and South Korea. Japanese media reported that Abe will visit the shrine that honors 2.5 million war dead, including convicted class A war criminals, at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT)."
A Honky Tonk in Victoria, Tx. has a policy that forbids two men from doing the Boot-scootin Boogie together on their dance floor. Accordingly, GLAAD and the ACLU plan to sue them.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The of Texas is supporting a gay couple after the men said they were kicked out of a South Texas nightclub for dancing together to country music. The incident occurred Saturday night at a Victoria nightclub when , 21, said he and his partner danced together to the country song "Cowboys and Angels," the Victoria Advocate reported."
BEIJING: The Chinese government has earned notoriety for building numerous ghost cities. Real estate developers attempting to cash in on China's economic rise have constructed large swathes of apartment buildings in rural isolated villages in the country.
China Radio International has posted a photo gallery of such cities.
Global Warming Guru Randy Olson, a Harvard scientist, is blasting former Vice President Al Gore for being "boring" and how he is making eco-activists and eco-terrorists become sleepy.
According to Der Speigel, "The IPCC reports make headlines every few years, because the UN attracts the world's press. But the research itself? The Gore movie cashed in on his personality and the question of where he had been in the six years since his failed US presidential bid. The same movie starring any NASA scientist would have lost money."