The funk will never be the same.
So anyway, speaking of funk, it looks like Tina Turner has renounced her American citizenship and is now a citizen of Switzerland.
"Turner has been living in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since 1995, after moving to the country with her longtime manager, German record executive Erwin Bach. "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here," Turner told the German newspaper, Blick. "I cannot imagine a better place to live." A representative for Turner told Switzerland's Zuerichsee-"
Oh lawd Tina, what will the good folks of Tennessee think?
Still, I can't really say that I blame her now that we know what lies in the hearts of our fellow Americans. Take for instance this latest story out of New York.
"Welcome to the 1,776-foot tower of hate.
Shocking Daily News photos show bathrooms throughout 1 World Trade Center rife with repugnant graffiti — appalling scrawls that range from the N-word to sexist slurs and ethnic insults.
“Whites only,” reads a Jim Crow-era taunt over the urinals in one bathroom of the 104-story building.
Other anonymous offenders target President Obama — who visited the construction site just last June: “Where’s Obama’s birth certificate!!!!”
The soaring symbol of American resilience now bears the markings of lowlifes.
“It’s filthy, it’s shocking,” said Marie-Anne Sanchez, 37, who was visiting from Paris with her fiancé. “This is a holy place. People died here. I don’t like this. It makes me sad.”
A worker at the site told The News it’s difficult to walk into 1 WTC, commonly known by its previous name, Freedom Tower.
“We’re all supposed to be there as one, the whole 9/11 thing,” the worker said. “When you walk through the gate, you get a strong sense of pride.
And then this is what you see. It’s so negative. It shouldn’t be on these walls.”
The plywood men’s rooms, spaced every five floors in the $3.8 billion building, bring racism and sexism to new heights — and lows.
Edgar Aguilar’s jaw literally dropped when a News reporter showed him photos of the filthy language.
“Most of it’s racial,” said the insider. “Most of it — I mean, there’s a lot of stuff with the N-word. But pretty much every race is covered: Spanish people, Irish people, Jewish people, women.”
The N-word, he added, “is written all over the place, to be honest with you. That’s a big deal. It’s there.” [Story & Pictures]
The animals who attacked us that day are laughing from hell.
Oh well, as bad as some of our neighbors are here in America let's all be thankful that we don't live in North Korea.
"News out of North Korean in notorious unreliable, but food shortages in the country have gotten so bad and people so desperate that there are now reports of men murdering their own children for food. These startling reports were compiled by independent reporters commissioned by Asia Press, a independent press agency focusing on Asia, and were published by the Sunday Times. And here's one of the most disturbing thing you'll read this morning:
The source said: "While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and, because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat.'"But his wife, suspicious, notified the Ministry of Public Security, which led to the discovery of part of their children's bodies under the eaves."
And another from Gu Gwang-ho, one of the Asia Press's citizen journalists said:
The big question here is whether this is all true or new urban legends. Considering this is North Korea and taking into account the country's propensity to keep secrets and publish propaganda pieces—we'll likely never get real confirmation from their end. But Asia Press has worked with citizen reporters in the famine-struck regions of North and South Hwanghae for the past year, and The Independent considers their reports credible."There was an incident when a man was arrested for digging up the grave of his grandchild and eating the remains."
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Sadly, this isn't the first time we've heard reports of cannibalism from North Korea. Back in 2003, during another food shortage there were refugee accounts that people in the country began killing and eating their children and then selling their children's corpses. The Telegraph's Mark Nicol reported at the time:
Aid agencies are alarmed by refugees' reports that children have been killed and corpses cut up by people desperate for food. Requests by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to be allowed access to "farmers' markets", where human meat is said to be traded, have been turned down by Pyongyang, citing "security reasons".
And then there's the fact that we know North Korea was devastated by storms and flooding in the summer of 2012. You can't hide a tropical cyclone. Thing have grown so desperate, that they almost took South Korean aid this September, which is a big deal considering the rocky relationship between the two countries and the North's fierce pride of independence. Reports of previous famines have been well documented and Asia Press claims that as many as 10,000 people may have died because of the "Hidden Famine" this year." [Source]
For once I am speechless.