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Inside Japan’s Fantasy Fetish Clubs

May 12, 2014 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

The world of fuzoku or pink (commercial sex) is Japan’s second largest industry, raking in over 10 trillion yen ($85 billion) a year. For a fee, men can live out their fantasies in elaborate sets including no-panty coffee shops (with mirrored floors!), mock subway cars crowded with schoolgirls, and harem-themed bath houses. Japan’s sex workers and intricate fantasy rooms have been largely hidden from the rest of the world—until now. Joan Sinclair, a lawyer from San Francisco and an unlikely candidate to document this underground sex industry, is the first journalist to expose what really lies within Japan’s exotic clubs.

Sinclair first learned of Japan’s "image clubs" while teaching English near Tokyo in 1995. She heard rumors of women dressing up like nurses, policewomen, and commuting secretaries to provide men with fantasy services acted out in elaborately decorated playrooms. Curious, Sinclair visited Kabukicho, the world’s most lucrative red-light district, where the club exteriors hinted at a sex industry unlike anything in America. Although Sinclair itched to see exactly what happened inside, as a woman, a foreigner, and a photographer, she was told she’d never be allowed to enter the clubs.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos

May 12, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

The father of a car accident victim hugging the drunk-driving teen who caused the crash (story)

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At the North Korean border

fascinating photos

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Pictures Inside Dr Dre’s New $40 Million Mansion

May 9, 2014 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

dr dre to buy Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen mansion

As you might have already read, Apple is gearing up to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion and if this deal does goes through, it would catapult Dr Dre into billionarie status and by the look of his recent purchase of Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen’s $40 million Los Angeles mansion, this acquisition is a done deal. Lets take a look at where hip hop’s first billionaire will be laying his head at night.

The home is reportedly 18,700 square feet, featuring five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a six-car garage, as well as a lagoon-shaped swimming pool, a gym, a wine cellar – and a moat.

dr dre to buy Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen mansion

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20 Of Your Favorite Musician’s Backstage Riders

May 8, 2014 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Every so often, the tour rider for a certain act or band will appear online, inspiring discussion of how ridiculous, crazy, and absurd said act or band is with their requests while out on the road. In addition to outlining security, insurance policies, and other technical items, these lists provide some insight into exactly what makes your favorite act tick while hanging out backstage. It also sheds some light on just how comfortable they need to be before rocking a huge crowd….

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Creepy And Disturbing Images From Insane Asylums Of The Past

May 8, 2014 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting, WTF |

The Pilgram Psychiatric Center in Long Island, NY, USA could house as many as 14,000 patients at a time. This self-sufficient mental asylum adopted extremely aggressive methods of “curing the insane”. Lobotomies and electric shock therapy were the norm. The doctors at this asylum started using large doses of insulin and metrozol to drive patients into a violent coma, just to be rid of them.

 

Lobotomy tools.

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An Interview With A Former Navy SEAL

May 8, 2014 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

Why did you become a Navy Seal?

I have struggled with this question for a long time. To be brutally honest I would say insecurity. I had to prove something to myself. I chose SEAL training because it was regarded as the hardest thing you could do. To answer the next logical question here, yes I did prove it to myself and I a have lost quite a bit of my insecurity.

Did you do anything to prepare for the training before you joined?

I ran track in high school. My advice is run a lot. Run in soft sand if you can. Check out Crossfit too, it is actually some good stuff. The Crossfit football program will make you vomit blood, but it will get you in shape. DO NOT start the football version without doing the regular version for a while first.

What was your most difficult moment during training and how did you overcome it?

Thursday of hell week we were sitting in the water in the bay. It was freezing and I literally felt like I was going to die. Everything was going numb and I felt a small bit of life left in my chest. It felt like a ball of life and it was getting smaller. I overcame it by simply accepting that I was going to die before I quit. I should probably note that I had been hallucinating for over a day at this point.

I’ve heard that the part where the recruits all stand and watch the sunset while the sergeants are telling you about the hot showers and food you’d get if you quit was the hardest. What was it like?

They made us stand on a sand berm and wave good by to the sun every night. It is a terrible feeling watching the sun go away. They taunt you the whole time about hot showers. They feed you constantly so I can say I was never really that hungry. You would probably actually die if you weren’t getting a constant stream of food.

What sort of things do you have to do during “hell week”?

Mostly you just run around with boats on your head, swim, sit in the ocean, roll around in the sand and do various other types on non stop working out. I lost all the skin on the upper part of my legs and most of the skin on my dick from abrasion.

How cold was the water/air?

Can’t give you an exact number but it was fucking cold. It was winter (in San Diego) and this happened sometime between midnight and 4AM.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Get Through The Navy SEAL’s Hell Week???

May 8, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Navy SEALs, counted among the best commando forces in the world, are at the forefront of the Pentagon’s war on terror as modern warfare continues to evolve from Cold War-era tactics that use large ground forces to small units that battle insurgents. But as demand for special operations forces on battlefields from Iraq to Afghanistan has increased, the selection process to become a SEAL is still as rigorous as ever. Every recruit must still survive “Hell Week,” Hell Week may be the toughest, most grueling training in the U.S. Military. Its an extreme test of physical endurance, mental fortitude, intense pain, frigid temperatures, attitude, teamwork and an individual’s capacity to perform under high physical and emotional stress in the midst of sleep deprivation. Trainees are constantly in motion; constantly cold, hungry and wet. Mud is everywhere–it covers uniforms, hands and faces. Sand burns eyes and chafes raw skin. Medical personnel stand by for emergencies and then monitor the exhausted trainees. Sleep is fleeting–a mere three to four hours granted near the conclusion of the week. The trainees consume up to 7,000 calories a day and still lose weight. Only 25% will make it through.

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Genghis Khan Was The Baddest Man To Ever Walk The Face Of This Planet

May 7, 2014 | 9 Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame, Interesting |

genghis khan

Khan and his army wiped out 11 % of the world’s population – 40 million people. This meant large areas of cultivated land grew trees. Removing 700 million tons of carbon from the environment.

A brilliant military tactician Khan used the fake retreat to draw out his enemies. Pretending disarray and defeat in the heat of the battle, the Mongols would suddenly appear panicked and turn and run, only to pivot when the enemy was drawn out, destroying them at their leisure. As this tactic became better known to the enemy, the Mongols would extend their feigned retreats for days or weeks, to falsely convince the chasers that they were defeated, only to charge back once the enemy again had its guard down or withdrew to join its main formation. Mongols could maneuver their horses with just their legs, leaving their hands free to fire arrows.

For killing a Mongol diplomat Khan went on to wipe out the Khwarezmian Empire. No living thing was spared, not even animals. Skulls of the dead were piled in large pyramidal mounds.

Genghis Khan invaded China with 90 thousand troops and dominated the largest army in the world, the the Jin Dynasty’s over 1 million troops, and destroying half or over 500 thousand of them in the process and assuming control of Northern China and Beijing 

Khan defeated a Russian army 4 times the size of his with the surviving leaders surrendering. They were executed by being laid under a wooden platform which the Mongols danced & feasted upon.

Mongol victory feasts would see captive girls paraded before them. Rating the women, Khan would take the highest ranked, leaving the rest for his officers.

Genghis Khan is considered the “most successful biological father in human history” with over 16mil descendants in Central Asia. One in 200 men alive today is a relative of Genghis Khan

After seizing all of western Turkestan Genghis Khan ordered the extermination of the entire kingdom of Xi Xia because they refused to send troops when he called for them. The destruction and massacre was so complete that Xi Xia was nearly erased from history.

The Mongol Empire over just 100 years

Within a few decades of the Magna Carta being put in place in England, Genghis Khan implemented a very similar document into law,Yassa, which prohibitied things such as adultery, theft, and lying. It also promoted religious tolerance.

Genghis Khan exempted the poor and clergy from taxes, encouraged literacy, and established free religion, leading many peoples to join his empire before they were even conquered.

Khan used to gather people of different religions and listen to them argue for the fun of it. He summoned the clergymen of those who were represented in his court. Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians (with one envoy from the Pope himself). It was conducted similar to how the Mongols held wrestling matches with a panel to award points and the participants drinking alcohol after every round. It apparently ended “as all Mongol festivities did, with everyone too drunk to continue”. The Christians started to loudly sing hymns, the Muslims in turn started to recite the Qur’an, and the Buddhists sat in silence meditating.

Genghis Khan never allowed his likeness to be portrayed. The first images of him appeared after he died.

The cause of Khans death is unknown. Legend has it that at his funeral 40 virgins & 40 horses were sacrificed and the 2.000 guests were killed in order to keep the burial site a secret.

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