Saturday, November 15, 2008

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Trophee Bompard

"ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Trophee Bompard, Day 114 Nov 2008 22:31
The Trophée Bompard opened Friday in Paris, France with the Compulsory Dance, the Men’s, Pairs, Ladies Short Programs and the Original Dance. The Trophee Bompard is the fourth of six events in the 2008/2009 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Three reigning World Champions are competing at the Palais Omnisports this week."

"Ladies, Short ProgramCanada’s Joannie Rochette upset reigning World Champion Mao Asada of Japan in the Ladies Short Program. Caroline Zhang (USA) came in third."


Friday, November 14, 2008

Pas de deux



This house was occupide by Lafcadio herun from November1891 to December 1892.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

great dictator charlie chaplin

I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor. That's not my business.I don't want to rule or conquer anyone.I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white.
We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.Greed has poisoned men's souls has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in, machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little,more than machinery we need humanity,more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness,without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together.The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all.Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.To those who can hear me, I say "Do not despair".
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed,the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress,the hate of men will pass and dictators die,and the power they took from the people will return to the people,and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers, Don't give yourselves to brutes,men who despise you and enslave you - who regiment your lives,tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel,who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts.You are not machines. You are not cattle.You are men.You have the love of humanity in your hearts.You don't hate, only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural.Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written "the kingdom of God is within man" -not one man, nor a group of men - but in all men - in you, the people.
You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness.You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then in the name of democracy let's use that power - let us all unite.Let us fight for a new world,a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security.
By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie.They do not fulfil their promise, they never will.Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people.
Now let us fight to fulfil that promise.Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!
Hannah, can you hear me?Wherever you are, look up Hannah.
The clouds are lifting, the sun is breaking through.We are coming out of the darkness into the light.We are coming into a new world.A kind new world where men will rise above their hate, their greed and their brutality.
Look up Hannah.The soul of man has been given wings - and at last he is beginning to fly.He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope, into the future,the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us.Look up hunna. Look up.

I am a cat

080483265XI Am a Cat (Tuttle Classics)
Aiko Ito Graeme Wilson
Tuttle Pub 2001-09

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Foul of sumo wrestling

Elbow Drop

Knee Kick

Western lariat
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Funny dog

Taro Aso's Approval Rating Declines in Japan

”Taro Aso's Approval Rating Declines in Japan, Asahi Survey Says
By Tak Kumakura

Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso's support declined as dissatisfaction increases over his government's response to the global financial crisis, the Asahi newspaper said.
His approval rating fell 4 percentage points to 37 percent, while his disapproval rating rose 3 points to 41 percent, according to the Asahi survey. ”

 by Bloomberg


Monday, November 10, 2008


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Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto castle
The Chiba castle that the Kikuchi clan built in the 15th century is an origin.
Though Hideyoshi Toyotomi's vassal Sassa Narimasa became lords by Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Kyushu subjugation in the 16th century .
Narimasa disobeyed Hideyoshi's instruction and he suicide by disembowelment.
Afterwards, Kiyomasa Kato became a lord and it completed Kumamoto castle in 1606.
Hosokawa Tadatoshi who was the Kokura lord became the lord of 540,000 Koku in Higo, and it became a Kumamoto lord in 1632.
The castle did not fall though the attack of 50 days was received in the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877, and a lot of buildings burnt down.
The majority of the building in a present castle is the rebuilt one, and the inside in the castle tower is a museum.

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