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April 16, 2014
10:27 // 1 week ago
guardian:

North Koreans complain to London hairdresser about Kim Jong-un poster
Seeking an arresting image to promote a special offer, a hairdressers in west London attracted more than just extra customers when it used a large poster of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in its window.
When M&M Hair Academy in south Ealing put up the 1-metre-by-1.2-metre poster featuring Kim’s distinctive short back and sides with longer centre parting and the words “Bad hair day?”, they received a visit from disgruntled North Korean officials. Full story
Photograph: M&M Hair Academy/PA

… From the embassy down the street. It’s not like they visited from Pyongyang.

That said, fun little encounter.

guardian:

North Koreans complain to London hairdresser about Kim Jong-un poster

Seeking an arresting image to promote a special offer, a hairdressers in west London attracted more than just extra customers when it used a large poster of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in its window.

When M&M Hair Academy in south Ealing put up the 1-metre-by-1.2-metre poster featuring Kim’s distinctive short back and sides with longer centre parting and the words “Bad hair day?”, they received a visit from disgruntled North Korean officials. Full story

Photograph: M&M Hair Academy/PA

… From the embassy down the street. It’s not like they visited from Pyongyang.

That said, fun little encounter.

6:54 // 1 week ago
April 15, 2014
Blood has once again been spilt in Ukraine. The country is on the brink of civil war.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev • Assessing the current situation in Ukraine, which has escalated once again, as two pro-Russian separatists were wounded in an encounter with Ukranian military forces in Slaviansk. The comments come as a UN report suggests that Russia’s take on the situation in the country is a tad…exaggerated. ”Although there were some attacks against the ethnic Russian community, these were neither systematic nor widespread,” the report stated.
10:33 // 1 week ago
April 13, 2014
12:32 // 1 week ago
April 12, 2014
19:21 // 1 week ago
I’m beginning to think there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.
Mike Huckabee, everybody. Remember when this guy ran for president? Oh wait, he’s probably running again.
18:51 // 1 week ago
Citing safety concerns, the federal government backed off a plan to seize 1,000 cattle from a Nevada rancher on Saturday after a number of activists came out in defense of Cliven Bundy. The rancher has reportedly failed to pay $1 million in fees to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management since 1993 that would allow his cattle to graze. Bundy says that his family’s ownership of the land predates the creation of the BLM, an organization which is controversial in some Western states for its maintenance of the land, which is treated as public by the federal government.
(Getty Images photo)

Citing safety concerns, the federal government backed off a plan to seize 1,000 cattle from a Nevada rancher on Saturday after a number of activists came out in defense of Cliven Bundy. The rancher has reportedly failed to pay $1 million in fees to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management since 1993 that would allow his cattle to graze. Bundy says that his family’s ownership of the land predates the creation of the BLM, an organization which is controversial in some Western states for its maintenance of the land, which is treated as public by the federal government.

(Getty Images photo)

18:19 // 1 week ago
17:48 // 1 week ago
It doesn’t bother me none. If he shoots me he shoots me.
Overland Park, Kansas resident Kathy Embley • Taking a somewhat lackadaisical approach to a report that a series of random shootings in the Kansas City area may be connected. At least 12 shootings have been reported since March 8, and while no physical evidence connects them, authorities note that there are similarities such as time of day and location that tie them together.
17:17 // 1 week ago

Protip: Don’t buy stock in this company right now

  • 14% the approximate percentage the stock Herbalife fell on Friday after reports of a federal probe into the company surfaced. The company, which sells nutrition products, has long been suspected to be a ponzi scheme by some investors, most notably noted hedge fund manager William Ackman, who famously made a $1 billion bet that the company was operating illegally. source
17:05 // 1 week ago