LDP panel urges spending cap, countering growth advocates

http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/ldp-panel-urges-spending-cap-countering-growth-advocates

TOKYO —

The Japanese government should set a spending cap for the fiscal year from April 2018, an influential ruling party panel said in a draft proposal, challenging senior government officials who have stressed economic growth over spending cuts as a means to rein in Japan’s bulging debt.

In the draft proposal seen by Reuters on Wednesday, the Liberal Democratic Party committee urged strict spending curbs from the 2016/17 fiscal year with an expenditure target two years later to cap spending. That will coincide with the promise by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to cut the national deficit to 1% of GDP by fiscal 2018/19 from about 3.3% for the latest fiscal year.

The focus on spending restraint contrasts with moves inside the government to focus on boosting growth, including a plan to use rosier tax revenue estimates to make the budget-balancing math work.

“Discussions about uncertain increases in tax revenues and discussions about delaying spending restraint will be taken as the government and ruling parties shirking their responsibility and will lose the trust of the public and markets,” said the draft by the LDP’s special committee on fiscal reform.

The panel, headed by LDP policy chief Tomomi Inada, will present the proposal to the full party on Friday and aims to have it included in the government’s annual blueprint on economic and fiscal policy at the end of this month, said a person involved in the deliberations, who asked not to be identified because the proposal had not been made public.

A draft of the annual policy blueprint, released on Wednesday, focused on growth over austerity, saying the government should lay the economic groundwork to raise the sales tax in 2017 and to “respond flexibly, as appropriate” to smoothly implement the planned hike.

Hinduism fastest growing religion in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/hinduism-fastest-growing-religion-in-pakistan-saudi-arabia-51516.html

In India, certain groups have raised concern over fast growth of Muslims but what is interesting is the fact that  the total population of Hindus are increasing in far away Saudi Arabia.

According to The Future of World Religions report, some countries will see doubling of the number of Hindus by 2050 � all thanks to migration of Hindus and increase in their fertility rate.

According to this report,  Hinduism has become fastest growing religion in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

This Report suggests that nearly 1 million Hindus are expected to move to a different region over the next four decades.

In Saudi Arabia, Hindus currently make up about 1.1% of the population. The report claimed that the total population of Hindus will go up to 1.6% by 2050.

In Pakistan, it claimed that the fertility rate of Hindu population is equal to that of Muslims in India i.e. 3.2 children per woman.

Fertility rate of all religions globally is about 2.5 children per woman whereas just 2.1 in the Asia-Pacific region.

The third country in Asia where Hinduism is growing is Thailand. Here, the Hindus will go from 0.1% of the Thai population to 0.2% by 2050.

The four countries that turn up here are Ireland, Belgium, Italy and Greece, all places where Hindus are expected to grow primarily.

The Pew Research Centre’s had recently expressed concerns about Muslims overtaking Hindus in India. It had claimed that the religion is expanding significantly in Hindu-dominated country. According to it, by 2050, India will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world.

According to 2011 census, total population of Muslims in India was 13.4 %. The latest report claimed that the same number will increase to 18.4% by 2050.

Buddhism, another religion that originates in India, is also growing rapidly in Europe.

leftist psychiatric patients at “Gaia Democratic School” took kids to porn shop

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/02/parents-livid-over-democratic-schools-shock-field-trip-but-the-director-says-it-was-beautiful/

 

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-48228.html

 

 

Minneapolis city code prevents children under 18 from being exposed to:

“sexually provocative written, photographic, printed, sound, or published materials deemed harmful to minors.”

 

 

Roughly one dozen students in Minneapolis, Minnesota, some as young as 11 years old, were taken on a private school-sponsored field trip to an adult novelty store last week, leaving some parents furious.

The director of the private Gaia Democratic School in Minneapolis, Starri Hedges, took the middle- and high school-aged kids to “Smitten Kitten” as part of a sex education lesson.

Parent Lynn Floyd called the field trip a “major breach of trust,” adding that parents were not even notified ahead of the trip. Both of her daughters, aged 11 and 13, attended the off-campus trip.

“You just can’t erase those images,” the mother said.

However, Hedges called the sex-ed field trip “beautiful” in a statement on Monday, according to the Star Tribune.

“What I saw happening on our trip, I thought it was beautiful because kids could talk to these sex educators without any shame, without any fear,” she said.

Students were reportedly shielded from content deemed “pornographic” while at Smitten Kitten, but sex toys and other adult products were reportedly visible to the kids.

Some students even bought condoms, according to the report. The store also sells books and DVDs and hosts workshops.

Minneapolis Business License Manager Grant Wilson told the Star Tribune that the school displayed “poor judgement” and his office would be looking into whether the store broke any laws pertaining to explicit material and minors.

Here are some details about the city code:

According to Minneapolis city code, those younger than 18 should not be exposed to “sexually provocative written, photographic, printed, sound, or published materials deemed harmful to minors.”

Hedges also said it was the “first time we have taken that kind of field trip and it will probably be our last,” which she explained makes her feel bad “because the kids had so much fun.”

 

Rapists Everywhere (1-in-5)

http://theothermccain.com/2015/06/09/rapists-everywhere-1-in-5/

 

Posted on | June 9, 2015 | 32 Comments

St. Mary’s College of California is a private school where annual tuition is $41,380, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Of the 3,055 students who attend Saint Mary’s, 41% are male and 59% are female. As an exercise in understanding the “campus rape epidemic” that feminists assure us is a nationwide scourge, let’s apply the notorious 1-in-5 statistic to Saint Mary’s.

By my calculation (59% of 3,055) there are 1,802 females enrolled at Saint Mary’s. The 1-in-5 number means that 20% of these (360) will have been raped by a fellow student before they graduate. This in turn would mean that, if we suppose that about a quarter of the female students graduate each year, then there are approximately 450 females in the senior class, of whom 90 are rape victims.

Could this be true? Well, in September 2011, police investigated two separate rapes reported by Saint Mary’s students in the span of two weeks. The college’s Student Coalition Against Rape (“a peer education and outreach team that is dedicated to ending gender based violence”) clearly have their work cut out for them, battling the pro-rape coalition on campus. Women students at Saint Mary’s who are victimized by male student predators can call a 24-hour Campus Assault Resources and Empowerment (CARE) telephone hotline.

About 10 victims a month or two a week during a nine-month school year because, of course: 1-in-5.

It seems shocking that parents would spend more than $40,000 a year to send their daughters to a place where rape is so common. However, I guess the parents who spend more than $40,000 a year to send their sons to Saint Mary’s must figure that’s just one of the benefits provided by this Catholic private school.

SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE
Raping Your Daughters Since 1863

Gawker Writers Unionize In Response To #GamerGate’s Bloody Nose

http://www.reaxxion.com/9508/gawker-writers-unionize-in-response-to-gamergates-bloody-nose

 

Months after Gawker Media-owned site Kotaku prophesied the death of gamers, it looks like Gawker’s own writing staff may have one foot in the grave.

Last week, Gawker’s writers voted to unionize by a vote of 80 to 27. While public relations between workers and management were calm, with Gawker owner Nick Denton supporting unionization, former Gawker Media editorial director Joel Johnsontold a different story.

In a several-thousand word comment posted on Gawker itself, Johnson described the work environment as “miserable” and the company bank accounts as holding “precious little money,” and said that it would be “hard” for the company to even survive as a small, independent publisher. Even worse, he talks about how the company is trying to minimize the need for writers altogether.

If the name Joel Johnson sounds familiar, it’s because he was the man that Denton fired over the company’s botched handling of GamerGate. After GamerGate cost Gawkermillions of dollars, Johnson was the first to go, and at least one other editor (Sam Biddle) was demoted as well. As you can see from his writing, Johnson still holds a grudge about it, too.

Why Unionize Now?

But why would Gawker writers want to unionize? Because Denton is looking to get rid of them. Johnson says Denton has spent millions of dollars over the last several years on a new kind of microblogging platform called Kinja. According to Johnson, Kinja’s motto is that “commenters are just as important as writers.” Under the Kinja model, commenters and microbloggers will provide the majority of the site’s value, with writers functioning mostly as “cocktail party hosts,” introducing topics for discussion and making sure the guests don’t get too unruly.

In theory, a “writer” for a site like Gawker is a skilled worker who spends a lot of time writing and polishing a piece, doing research, talking with sources, and other things that take a lot of talent and time. They need to be paid, they need to be given benefits, and they need an office and a place to work. They are expensive.

A “cocktail party host,” on the other hand, works from home for part-time pay and needs no benefits whatsoever. They can be fired and replaced at a whim. They are cheap, disposable, and mostly interchangeable. And a commenter or microblogger? Commenters cost a company nothing whatsoever. Every page view they generate is pure profit for the site.

And if one of them says something dumb on Twitter that causes another round of outrage? If anyone even thinks to blame Gawker, just ban their account and call it a day. No muss, no fuss, no angry advertisers, and no millions of dollars lost.

What does this mean for GamerGate? Gawker’s writers are unionizing because they’re vulnerable. In their announcement, they say that they’re unionizing because “Gawker is wonderful, but unions are super-important!” and “If we start a union, maybe other people will, too!” This is silly, and anyone who believes it should be embarrassed.Gawker’s been around from the time of the first Bush administration, and it’s been as far-left as you can get since the very start. So why is it that they’re unionizing now, as opposed to six or seven years ago? It’s because they’re feeling the heat.

So every time you see a Gawker writer talking about how sexist men are, or the wonders of homosexuality, or any other useless, SJW subject, smile to yourself. Every time aKotaku author talks about how we need to replace Mario with a transsexual drag queen, laugh. In a year or two he’ll be out of a job, replaced by part-timers working from home for $2 a post. (And since the unemployment rate for journalism writers is sky-high, there’ll be a lot of Ramen and food bank visits in his future.) In fact, I’m going to make that bold prediction now: by the middle of 2017, Gawker’s writing staff will be less than 20% the size of what it is now.

And if one really pisses you off, just keep writing Gawker’s advertisers. If another one of these neon-haired gender-freaks starts costing Denton millions of dollars, no union in the world will save them.