Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Changing news stories isn't nearly as awesome as change Getter

Ian Bush, 22 year old and dead from a shot to the back of his head, but that's not the point here.

For the first time, I saw a news story being changed within a day of the initial report.

This morning, CBC Radio 1 reported an incident where a police killed a son of a woman in BC in an act of self defence. The women went ahead and filed a lawsuit against the police, not with the intention of prosecuting the officer, but rather to draw attention to cases like this where the killing could have been prevented and to encourage change in the police's internal structure. Upon hearing from the police that there are plans to refine this internal investigation system of the police, she promptly dropped the lawsuit, acknowledging that the financial burden is also a bit too much at the moment for her. At least this is what is said in the initial version of the story.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reborns Wings 2.0 Preview

Well, as I promised last time, here's the new and updated Reborns Wings! It's still a bit ghetto, but I think it looks pretty sweet nonetheless! The formal photoshoot of this beauty will be coming soon!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thoughts on the recent Kyrgyzstan coup/revolution

-Bakiev has low approval ratings and was not elected
-Financial inflation and privatization of electricity contribute to above
-US and RUSSIA both have strategic bases in Kyrgyzstan
-US need the base to transport troops to Afghanistan

-Since old regime allowed for US to continue operation their base and new regime gave no conclusive answer, it could be the case that US hopes for the coup to fail
-Russia has openly supported the coup leader, so it might be the case that they are giving Russia benefits. A new base perhaps?
-The majority of the people support the coup leader, complicating the situation for US, who always try to support the democratically elected government
-Since coup is currently claiming to be government, we might see US trying to negotiate with their leader
-It is unlikely that US will give any direct help to the old regime because of point mentioned two bullets above.

King Gainer Reshoots

From time to time, I like to get some of my figures and gunpla out to take a few pictures, especially if I felt the first batch of photos could have been much better. In this case, I've decided to get King Gainer out again and test out the ghetto studio and since the actual figure itself has already been covered here, I'll save the words and commence the photo-dump.