shounen shoujo moratorium survive / Gumi

TOKOTOKO / June 20, 2013

Real Talk Tuesday

Since I’m getting incredibly hateful threats and really horrible comments about Kailyn, (including call CPS on her comments), I’m putting a moratorium on “nipplegate”.

My final thoughts on this are simply this:

Where are the body shaming police when Farrah and Jenelle are called trashy over their clothing choices?

As a follower of mine asked: Why is ok to call Farrah trashy but not Kailyn?

Everyone can have their own opinions on this topic and I respect that, even if it’s not the same as mine. To my followers… Let’s keep our opinions civil and not get personal and call each other out. Just my two cents.

Whales are the largest animals known to have ever lived on Earth. There are around 40 different species of whales and among them the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest (record length is around 33.5 m). In 20th century the whaling industry has drastically decreased the numbers of whales in the oceans, almost 360,000 blue whales were killed during this period. In 1982 a global commercial whaling moratorium was signed to stop the uncontrolled whaling practice, however, Norway and Iceland have rejected the moratorium and Japan is covering-up the commercial whaling with what they term “scientific whaling”.  

Drawing from Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis by Johann Anderson


Historical day in East L.A 

Before you read this let me say we see all this happening in ‘’LOS ANGELES'’ BUT people from ‘’TEXAS’’  ‘’Tejanos’’ also Mexican Americans / Chicano/a  was a big part of ‘’LA RAZA’’  with taking the Chicano movement to where it is today even though at 1st it was a separate political party, (La Raza Unida) who also held rallies. Just wanted to give credit where it’s due. Texas fought just as hard bottom line. Below there’s a part about ‘’Ruben Salazar’’ if you want to know more because in 2010  L.A  Times ran an interesting article link is (new drama)–>

On Aug. 29, 1970, between 20,000 and 30,000 People of La Raza community took to the streets of East L.A., marching down Whittier Boulevard for a mass rally  It was an intoxicating moment, old-timers say. High school students and farm workers, families and college kids had united for a peaceful afternoon of music and speeches. They were calling for equal opportunity and justice: respectful treatment from law enforcement, fair wages and working conditions from employers, a decent education and an end to the Vietnam War. It was a time when the nation was wrestling with civil rights issues, and Los Angeles was no different. Tensions between Mexican Americans and law enforcement were high; allegations of police brutality were persistent. Militant groups such as the Brown Berets were on the rise and aligning with the Black Panthers. Ruben Salazar, a Times columnist and news director at a Spanish-language television station, galvanized the community with his reporting on conditions Latinos faced in fields and barrios. Teenagers staged walkouts to protest the substandard conditions in their high schools. A poor education was not only an impediment to future achievement but a deadly menace: Boys who did not go to college often found themselves drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam.

Armando Vazquez-Ramos, a professor of Chicano studies at Cal State Long Beach and a Vietnam-eraveteran, remembers: “What caught our attention was the high price Latinos were paying. We grew up with the kids who were coming back in body bags. We started to realize the government was targeting low-income and minority communities — brown and black people — and that we were coming back dead or maimed in a disproportionate number. That was no myth. At the time, People of Spanish speaking communities made up 7% of California’s population, but one study of National Archives and Records Administration documents found that they accounted for 15% of those who died in Vietnam. At first the rally was festive, but by afternoon it had turned ugly. Monte Perez, then 20 years old, was at Laguna Park that day with his wife and infant. They spread a blanket on the grass, and he went to buy sodas. "A little ruckus started there, and he didn’t think anything of it.” Within minutes, the police were “breaking heads,” he said. Families were beaten and tear-gassed; young people fought back with rocks, bottles and bare hands. Salazar,  an L.A Times columnist and KMEX-TV News Director who was sitting inside the Silver Dollar bar on Whittier Boulevard, was killed by a sheriff’s deputy, shot in the head accidentally with a tear-gas canister.

The Latino antiwar movement, which came to be known as the Chicano Moratorium, died out shortly after that fatal day in East L.A. But its legacy endures, particularly in the Southwest. A generation of community activists, politicians, professors, judges and clergy came from the movement, which ultimately became a broader, more inclusive coalition of Latinos. Perez, who grabbed his wife and child and fled the park when the melee started, is now president of Moreno Valley College, which partners with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on the training of deputies. Latino political power, a figment of hope in 1970, today is a reality. Antonio Villaraigosa became Los Angeles’ first Latino mayor after a 133-year gap. The Los Angeles Police Department is now a majority-minority agency, with Latinos making up the largest ethnic group. Monica Garcia is president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board, following in the footsteps of Jose Huizar. Nationally, Sonia Sotomayor is on the Supreme Court. Bill Richardson is the governor of New Mexico. The National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials has more than 6,000 members, and more than 100 Latinos are college presidents.


The Consumer Energy Alliance is highlighting some of the people who have been affected from the Gulf of Mexico moratorium. For more check out,


DIAURA 「モラトリアム (Moratorium)」 MV (Full HD)
Japan Exhibits Weapons for First Time since Lifting of Ban

For the first time since Tokyo has been permitted to export arms, Japanese military technology is being presented at the Eurosatory 2014 international exhibition, NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, reported.

Ten Japanese companies have placed their exhibits in a 250 square meter area, displaying an armored vehicle, a helicopter and a parachute, among other defense industry products.

In April, the government effectively waived the ban on arms exports. Now there are only three circumstances under which Japanese companies are prohibited from selling weapons abroad: when the countries purchasing the arms are involved in international conflicts; when the buyer presents a threat to Japan’s security; or when the weapons are being used for purposes other than those specified in the contract, such as the transfer to third parties. Under these conditions the Japanese manufacturers are allowed to export weapons and actively participate in international arms development.

The Eurosatory 2014 international military exhibition opened in Paris on June 16 and runs until June 20. It is considered one of the largest exhibitions with 1,500 companies from 57 countries, including Russia, presenting their weaponry.

words I've learned this summer...

I’ve learned the meanings to several different words this summer. Some pertain to the veterinary field, others do not. I will list some along with their definitions now, but will also be making more than one post due to the number of words on the list haha.

-moratorium: noun; a temporary prohibition of an activity (commonly used in legal context).

-aplomb: noun; self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation.

-hirsute: adjective; hairy.
Norway whale catch reaches highest number since 1993

Fishermen in Norway have caught 729 whales this year, the highest number since it resumed the controversial practice in defiance of international pressure, industry sources said on Monday.

“The season is more or less finished and it’s been very good,” said Svein Ove Haugland, deputy director of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation.

The eventual figure may increase slightly before the season’s end but is already the highest since 1993, when Norway resumed whaling despite a worldwide moratorium, which Oslo officially rejected.

In 2013, Norway caught 590 rorqual whales, far higher than the previous year.

The yield for 2014 remains far below the country’s annual quota of 1,286 whales.

“There’s a bottleneck in the market and the distribution. We must rebuild demand for whale meat, subject to tough competition from meat (from land animals) and fish,” Haugland said.

Urgh :(