Little damage as Merbok skirts Hong kong

Hong Kong has escaped any serious effects after the first storm of the typhoon season passed just east of the territory.

Merbok made landfall over Mirs Bay shortly before midnight and weakened into a tropical storm.

The Observatory says it will drop the Number 8 signal to Number 3 shortly.

There have been heavy rains and winds in excess of 100 kilometres per hour, causing over a dozen trees to topple, but so far no reports of serious damage.

Over 200 people made use of 22 temporary shelters opened in various districts.

Dozens of flights have been cancelled and hundreds delayed as a result of the storm. Travellers have been urged to check their flight details before departing for the airport.

The government says several people have sought medical assistance at public hospitals, but it’s unclear if their injuries are related to the storm.

Nifco to sell Japan Times to PR firm News2u Holdings

Nifco Inc agreed Monday to sell all shares in its wholly owned English-language newspaper company The Japan Times Ltd to Tokyo-based public relations firm News2u Holdings Inc by the end of June.

Nifco is selling the daily for an undisclosed sum to focus on its core plastic automotive parts business. News2u, which distributes corporate news online, said that through the acquisition it hopes to “utilize our know-how in digital platforms and our group’s customer base to make The Japan Times fitter for the digital age.”

The publication of the newspaper is expected to continue under News2u. A News2u official said the company is not ready to announce any changes in the management of The Japan Times, but that the newspaper’s some 120 employees are expected to stay on.

Established in 1897, The Japan Times is the country’s oldest running English-language daily with a circulation of over 40,000 copies. In addition to publishing news articles in print and online, the daily also publishes books and a magazine.

Sales in recent years have fallen to half of their peak of about 5 billion yen ($45.3 million) due to a shrinking readership as more people get their news online, according to an official of Nifco, which made the newspaper its subsidiary in 1996.

News2u was founded in 2001 as an online corporate press release provider. In a statement on Monday, the company said that by tapping into The Japan Times’ know-how, it will develop an overseas information dispatch service for its corporate clients.

The Japan Times, which jointly publishes an English-language newspaper with The New York Times Co, is one of more than 50 news organizations that together finance Kyodo News, a nonprofit cooperative, with membership dues.


Racist, Cyberterrorist, Feminist Zoe Quinn aka Chelsea Van Valkenburg strikes again!

Zoe Quin and company engaged in a racist cyberterrorist campaign against a black american woman in 2016

Independent game developer Tim Soret revealed his sci-fi video game, The Last Night, to widespread acclaim and praise Sunday at E3, the biggest gaming event of the year. Combining 3D and retro-pixel graphics, the game’s “post-cyberpunk” aesthetics impressed gamers and game developers alike, who shared their excitement across social media.

But not everyone is happy about the attention his game is getting. Leading the brigade to ruin Soret’s reputation is Zoe Quinn, the queer feminist activist “game developer” who once lobbied for the United Nations to censor free speech on the Internet to prevent “cyberviolence.”

Infamous for catalyzing the GamerGate debacle in 2014, Quinn publicly castigated Soret and his project over his decision to stand against progressive, social justice ideology. Soret previously made statements critical of feminism and outrage culture, and expressed his disdain for identity politics.

He once tweeted: “People who blame art and entertainment for society’s ills are always on the wrong side of history.”

A professional victim by trade, Quinn even went so far as to accuse Soret of personally trying to ruin her life, and vowed to “never let go” of her hatred against anyone who opposes her ideology.


In describing The Last Night several years ago, Soret declared his intention to create a cyberpunk world in which modern feminism won, instead of egalitarianism.

“I find it interesting to show the danger of extreme progressivism, in the background of the game, the characters, and the story,” wrote Soret. “Finally, we’ll have another take on the cyberpunk oppression instead of Big Brother/1984/HAL/big companies. What if the surveillance, bullying, marginalization won’t come from governments but from the Internet?”

Clearly, such a game doesn’t jive well with social justice warriors whose only interest in the video game medium is to promote progressive ideology—and they’re out for blood due to Zoe Quinn’s klaxon call, with an avalanche of retweets promoting anger against him.


Gamers uninterested in or ignorant of Zoe Quinn’s manufactured drama shared their praise for The Last Night, instead.


Given that Quinn’s only real foray into video games was to the creation of a controversial text-based choose-your-own-adventure story about depression, it’s no surprise that she would be upset by the amount of positive attention Soret’s game is receiving. Her jealousy couldn’t be more evident.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

“One man openly smoking a cigarette — this is also deemed unacceptable during Ramadan daylight hours — held a placard in French that asked: ‘Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?’”

Indeed. But Islamic law is inherently coercive, demanding not just the adherence of the devout, but the punishment of the non-devout and the subjugation of the unbeliever. Yet if you protest against Sharia in the U.S., you’re a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.” Are the Tunisians of Mouch Bessif group racist, bigoted “Islamophobes”?


“Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan,” AFP, June 11, 2017:

Tunis (AFP) – Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

There is no law against eating or drinking in public during Ramadan, but every year the issue comes to the fore in the North African country.

Tunisia’s constitution guarantees “freedom of belief and conscience”, but the state is also the “guardian of religion”.

Following a call by the “Mouch Bessif” (Arabic for “Not against our will”) group, protesters in central Tunis shouted that “Individual freedom is guaranteed by the constitution!”

One man openly smoking a cigarette — this is also deemed unacceptable during Ramadan daylight hours — held a placard in French that asked: “Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?”

Demonstrators also protested against the arrest of people who were not fasting.

At the beginning of June, four men were sentenced to a month in jail for “public indecency” after eating outside during daylight….

Most cafes and restaurants in Tunisia close during the day in Ramadan, and those that open do so discreetly.

As this year’s fasting month began, a media-oriented preacher went round cafes open during the day to record footage of clients and shame them in a move that was heavily criticised on social networks.


IDAHO: Three Muslim refugee rapists of a five-year-old Twin Falls girl get NO JAIL TIME AT ALL…ONLY PROBATION

IDAHO: Three Muslim refugee rapists of a five-year-old Twin Falls girl get NO JAIL TIME AT ALL…ONLY PROBATION

As you probably recall, last summer, five-year-old Jayla Peterson was orally and anally raped and then urinated upon by three Muslim migrant boys, two from Iraq one from Sudan, in the town of Twin Falls, Idaho, as one of the Muslim boys videoed the attack.


Pamela Gellar from Jihad Watch wrote the following account of the courtroom drama:

“Judge Thomas Borreson of Idaho’s 5th Judicial District ordered the little victim’s parents, Lacy and Levi Peterson, to say nothing to anyone – ever – about what was said in the courtroom Tuesday, or to disclose the sentence that he gave to the savage attackers. He did allow them to say that they were unhappy with the sentencing, but threatened to jail them for contempt of court if they disclosed why they were unhappy with it.

Janice Kroeger, the Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, who was supposed to be trying these boys for their crimes, defended the boys and repeatedly attacked Lacy, the victim’s mother. A therapist for the boys was present, as well as a parole officer and a detective. Everything that was said was designed to portray the perpetrators as victims. Throughout the proceedings, they were repeatedly called victims, and the youngest one was called “the biggest victim of them all.”

The court heard all about how the attackers are doing well in school, and about how smart they are. They were praised for the supposed ordeal they had to go through. It was claimed that all three are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from having to go through courtroom proceedings.

 …all three boys were sentenced, one after the other. All three were given probation. They were not found guilty of rape, but of sexually lewd conduct.”


World Net Daily  Following a sentencing hearing Monday at the Snake River Juvenile Detention Center in Twin Falls, Judge Thomas Borresen of Idaho’s 5th Judicial District issued a gag order preventing everyone in the courtroom from saying anything about the sentence received by the boys.

We all know what’s going on here. The liberal obsession with protecting the reputation of Islam has once again allowed a precious, innocent child to be violated and forever scarred because speaking the truth about what happened might be “spreading Islamic hate.” At this point we can only hope that Idahoans organize, rise up and get this judge removed.