Stories from 6 December 2007
Blogger Kikko writes about the Terabutadon (テラ豚丼) incident in which two employees of Yoshinoya, Japan's largest beef bowl restaurant chain, shot a video of themselves piling pork over a rice bowl to create a giant “butadon”. The video became a sensation and the two employees were fired (for reasons not...
Bahraini blogger Redbelt is facing trial because a pebble from the street got into his car tyre while driving and hit another car's windshield.
Lituanica reports on the Bank of Lithuania's statement that “Lithuania has no reasons to devalue the national currency.”
On the resignation of Aigars Kalvītis’ government – All About Latvia, Marginalia, Latvian Abroad, and Baltic Bulletin.
Ukrainiana posts and translates “a video of real people who tell us how the smell of profits sucks the safety out of the Ukrainian mining industry.”
Scraps of Moscow posts a roundup of his election-related reading, which includes the Russian Central Election Commission's LiveJournal community.
Scraps of Moscow posts photos from Kaluga's Central Market.
Nzingha, who is married to a Saudi, discusses how she and her children will feel about Christmas, when she visits her brother in the US.
Perspectives on the New Russia reports on the Russian Communist Party's claims with the election commission.
Can an elephant be eaten? Iraq the Model sheds light on the dilemma, following the most recent crackdown on the Sunni insurgency and Al Qaeda sympathisers in Iraq.
Members of the Real Estate Tax Authority and thousands of Egypts tax collectors are gathered in Cairo this week to protest their wages and to demand a transfer of their positions to the Finance Ministry. Baheyya has more As with the second Mahalla strike in Ramadan, hundreds of women civil...
Ouyang Ziyuan, chief scientist of the lunar exploration program, cited a discovery of a Canadian Chinese, saying in China’s first moon picture there were two craters in an area where the NASA's image only showed one. However, a netizen named "Beautiful Eyes" believed the new crater was only a mistake.
Jordanian blogger Bakkouz lists the miseries of being Jordanian in this post (Ar), in which he posts an email he had received from his mother.
Egyptian blogger and human right's activist Wael Abbas‘s YouTube and Yahoo accounts are back after being suspended for posting videos showing victims being allegedly tortured by Egyptian police. Click the link to see why Wael isn't over the moon.
Kuwaiti blogger Ma6goog (Ar) is looking for the grey areas in our perception of good and evil and the struggle between black and white. Is there an absolute good and evil? Or is it the fusion of both which makes people the way they are. Also, how are stories from our childhood shaping the ideologies of Kuwaitis today?
Pedrabika [pt] discusses the high rate of mugging in Cape Verde and invites everyone to react, starting with attending to a rally this Friday, December 14: “We all talk but nobody does anything to get the situation changed. This appeal may be the beginning of a process of change, it...
Kamangir reports that Makwan Moloudzadeh, was executed for a homosexual act which he allegedly committed when he was 13. Amnesty International has published a report on this issue:”Iran,the last executioner of children”.
Nazarian comments on news that posters advertising former president Levon Ter Petrosian's Saturday rally have been confiscated by the authorities. The blogger concludes that such a move is a continuation of a policy of the intimidation and harassment of opposition activists and supporters ahead of next year's presidential election.
Kourosh Ziabari says that after Yahoo Mail removed Iran from its list of countries, a “Hello Yahoo Project” has been launched to protest against Yahoo's policy.He says internet is free space and it is not right to “punish” a nation for so called “mistakes” of a government.
After deciding that it would not be a conflict of interests to sell a photograph of former president Levon Ter Petrosian for use by his team to publicize Saturday's rally, Global Voices’ Onnik Krikorian writes on his Armenia Election Monitor 2008 that he is outraged that the leaflets have been...
According to Farda blog, two Japanese citizens were arrested in Iran. It seems that they took photos from Iranian military bases.