Meow Murder

Since it’s Friday–and since I wanted to write something, anything, that didn’t involve a sex pervert–I figured I would search the realms of weird news on the internet to see if I could find some inspiration.  It didn’t take long before I came across a story so bizarre, I’m surprised it didn’t happen in Florida.

You’ve heard of murder, most foul.  Well, how about murder, most feline?

A Japanese police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat.

Mayuko Matsumoto’s daughter found her bleeding profusely from about 20 cuts to her face on Monday at her home in a mountainous region of southern Japan.

Bloodthirsty cats?  Remote mountainous town?  This has all the makings of a David Lynch movie.

Police launched an attempted murder investigation after seeing the wounds, some of them relatively severe, according to local broadcaster RKK.

“When we found her, blood covered everything above her chin. Her face was soaked in blood. I didn’t know what had happened,” Matsumoto’s daughter told RKK.

Is it just me, or does RKK sound more like the acronym for a secret government agency conducting mind control experiments through the television set?  Or maybe they’ve been tasked with cleaning up the deadly radioactive tuna created by the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, which has turned the cats into C.H.U.D.-like mutant killing machines.

Man, this script practically writes itself.

Matsumoto, who is 82 years old and reportedly unable to speak, had to receive emergency care, Kyodo News said.

Investigators found no sign of people entering or leaving the house at the time of the suspected attack, the private network NTV said.

They then realised that Matsumoto’s wounds looked like cat scratches…

Hmm, cat scratch fever.  I wonder if the old lady was listening to Ted Nugent when Fluffy put the hurt on her.

Police turned their attention to the stray cats loitering around Matsumoto’s house, and found traces of what may be human blood on one of them, the Nishinippon Shimbun newspaper said Friday.

“Police are analysing a blood sample taken from the claw of the cat which might have scratched the victim,” national broadcaster NHK reported.

Clearly this is a job for CSI:  Cat Scratch Investigation.  The only question is, if they find their cat will they throw the book at him–or a shoe?

I’m here all weekend, folks.  Be sure to tip your waiters and waitresses!

Japan to Host First Asia CPAC Conference

CPAC, or the Conservative Political Action Conference, is going global. It was revealed recently that the annual conservative confab annually held in D.C. every winter — with occasional regional stops— is being held in Japan from December 16-17, 2017.

Per translations, the conference touts the following principles: “Freedom and the Rule of Law”; “Security and Technology”; “Economic Growth and Deregulation”; “Intellectual Property”; and “Family Values.”

The main reason for holding Japan CPAC? Their website expounds on this:

During the eight years in the Obama administration, the situation in Asia has changed dramatically. China actively acts to expand its military facilities in the South China Sea while at the same time North Korea continues to conduct nuclear development and missile tests for nuclear warhead loading. On the other hand, the United States has greatly reduced its influence in East Asia. 

In Japan, strategic acquisitions of corporate stocks, etc. related to natural resources such as real estate by China capital and underground water source are continuing. Also, in the United States, acquisitions related to businesses from companies controlled by the Chinese government, from American pop culture such as theaters and movie production companies to industrial equipment, home electronics manufacturers and hotels are continuing.

 China’s attempt to acquire a foothold in the US financial market through the acquisition of the Chicago Board of Trade by a state-owned investment company is currently being investigated by the Trump regime. These acquisitions are not merely capitalistic transactions, but rather that China is not part of a big attempt to gain economic and military benefits to enemies, including the United States and Japan Cow.
 
During the presidential election campaign last year, Donald J. Trump candidates took a tough stance toward China’s unfair trade practices and illegal territory expansion. Immediately after winning the election, he broke the Protocol decades ago and President Trump has received a telephone call from Tsai Inge of Taiwan.

ACU believes that Japan plays an important role as the foundation of stability in Asia, and strong aggressive economic power of Japan and the United States and appropriate defense capability, especially China’s aggressive attempt to dominate worldwide We believe that it is important to develop defense capability to counterbalance against the situation.

At J-CPAC 2017 hosted by the Executive Committee of J-CPAC 2017, J-CPAC 2017 sponsored by these two themes focuses on freedom and rule of law, security and technology, economic growth and deregulation, intellectual property, families Focusing on five topics, such as prosperity, discussions will be held.

It was pointed out by Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff, who tweeted the following:

https://twitter.com/woodruffbets/status/927918551066988546

If you’re curious to learn more about J-CPAC, follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Our CPAC will be held at the Gaylord Hotel and Resort in National Harbor, MD from February 21-24, 2017.

Could this coincide with President Trump’s visit to Japan and subsequent meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe? Perhaps! This will be very interesting to and we at The Resurgent will keep tabs on this first non-American CPAC.

 

Amelia Earhart Photo Debunked, But History Channel May Have Debunked Global Warming Concern

The History Channel special on Amelia Earhart this week fell flat with respect to finding the fate of the famed aviatrix, but, in addition to discrediting The History Channel, the special may have also helped debunk a major concern of climate change alarmists. The evidence for the survival of Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan was largely based on photograph. Ironically, it is a History Channel photograph that, if accurate, causes problems for the climate change crowd.

The “lost evidence” for Earhart’s survival consisted of a photograph that showed people who resembled Earhart and Noonan on a dock on Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The History Channel’s assumption, based on the resemblance of the people in the photo to Noonan and Earhart, was that the pair had survived their last flight and were taken prisoner by the Japanese and later executed.

In a post on July 9, Japanese military history blogger Kota Yamano challenged the History Channel claim. Yamano said that an internet search for the picture revealed that it was taken too early to be Earhart and Noonan. The picture was originally published in a travelogue, “The Ocean’s ‘Lifeline’: The Condition of Our South Seas,” in 1935, two years before the disappearance of Earhart and Noonan.

“The photo was the 10th item that came up,” Yamano said in an interview with The Guardian. “I was really happy when I saw it. I find it strange that the documentary makers didn’t confirm the date of the photograph or the publication in which it originally appeared. That’s the first thing they should have done.”

There were other problems with The History Channel theory as well. The Daily Beast points out that when Charles Lindbergh made an emergency landing in Japan in 1931, he was given a hero’s welcome. The Daily Beast also cites a Japanese book from 1982 that detailed the story of a crewman on the Japanese navy ship in the picture. According to the testimony of Japanese veterans, the Japanese navy was instructed to join the search and rescue effort for Earhart. The ship’s log contains no mention of Earhart or Noonan.

Earhart and Noonan disappeared on July 2, 1937. At that time, relations between the US and Japan were still good. The attack on Pearl Harbor was four years away. Even though fighting in the Pacific predated America’s entry into World War II, the region was still largely peaceful at the time. Japan’s war with China began five days after Earhart’s disappearance with a battle between Japanese and Chinese forces at Marco Polo bridge in Beijing. At the time, Earhart disappeared, the Japanese had not motive to keep her rescue a secret.

The theory that Earhart went off course on her way to Howland Island and wound up crash landing in the Marshall Islands also strained credulity. The Marshall Islands are 1,000 miles away from Earhart’s intended target. To end up there, Earhart and Noonan would have had to fly to the vicinity of Howland Island, realize that they were lost, and then, low on fuel and disoriented in bad weather, fly past numerous other islands for another thousand miles.

On the other hand, Steve Milloy of Junk Science claims that a graphic used in The History Channel’s documentary undermines the argument for rising sea levels due to climate change. The graphic shows Mili Atoll, an island in the Marshall Islands, with markings that say “area between blue lines was shore in 1937.” The blue lines on the photo show a forested area in 2017. If the History Channel photo is accurate, Mili Atoll has grown since 1937 instead of getting smaller due to rising seas.

The History Channel documentary does point out that coral islands can change shape over time. A 2015 report by New Scientist found that, even if sea levels rise, many islands are rising faster.

If the History Channel expose’ was truly a bust on the scale of Geraldo’s unveiling of Al Capone’s vault, what really happened to Earhart and Noonan? Sometimes the simplest and most obvious explanation is also the correct one. The pair were using primitive navigation methods to Howland Island, a small, isolated speck of land. The Pacific is a very big ocean and Earhart and Noonan are most likely at the bottom of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could a Newly Unearthed Photo Solve the Amelia Earhart Mystery?

Eighty years ago this week, pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and for all of those eight decades, their disappearance has been the source of plenty of speculation and rumors.

The theories surrounding the Earhart mystery include hypotheses that she became a spy for the American government, that she became the infamous Tokyo Rose, that she survived the flight and took on a new identity, and that her plane simply sank into the ocean.

But could a newly discovered photograph shed light on the truth behind her disappearance? The History Channel seems to think so, and they’re banking on it for a new special that they are broadcasting this Sunday.

The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” that airs Sunday.

Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied the photo and feels confident it shows the famed pilot and her navigator.

Though Japanese officials have claimed for years that Earhart and Noonan were never in their custody, one researcher who have studied the disappearance believes the theory, and facial recognition experts are convinced that the man and woman in the photo are Noonan and Earhart.

Proponents of the theory believe that the Japanese ship Koshu took Earhart and Noonan to the island of Saipan, where they died in custody. Locals recall seeing the aviator and the wreckage of her plane, and rumors abounded about who they thought was their famous captive resident.

Josephine Blanco Akiyama, who lived on Saipan as a child, has long claimed she saw Earhart in Japanese custody.

“I didn’t even know it was a woman, I thought it was a man,” said Akiyama. “Everybody was talking about her — they were talking about in Japanese. That’s why I know that she’s a woman. They were talking about a woman flyer.”

Does the photo solve the mystery, and is there more evidence? I guess we’ll have to tune in Sunday night to find out.

VIDEO: North Korea Ups The Ante With ‘Nuclear-Capable’ Missile Threat To Japan

The North Koreans are experts at brinksmanship, as much as they’re neophytes at social media. In their latest provocation, the Norks have tested a new missile, its official KCNA news agency reported was called the Hwasong-12. The missile flew 787 km (nearly 500 miles) on a nearly-vertical trajectory and reached an altitude of 2,111 km (1,312 miles).

Analysts believe that the missile, fired at a lower trajectory, could have a range of about 4,500 km (about 2,800 miles), putting all of Japan, and U.S. bases in Guam within striking distance. The Norks also claimed the new missile can carry a nuclear payload.

It’s not quite an ICBM, but it’s certainly on the path to getting there.

The details reported by KCNA were largely consistent with South Korean and Japanese assessments that it flew further and higher than an intermediate-range missile (IRBM) tested in February from the same region, northwest of Pyongyang.

The new missile test exceeded expectations of what our allies and South Korea believed the hermit kingdom was capable of. That’s troubling, because it gives the North bargaining chips we didn’t think they had.

With new South Korean President Moon Jae-in advocating a policy of economic and diplomatic engagement with the North, dubbed “Sunshine 2.0,” Kim Jong-un is likely testing his counterpart’s reaction to provocation and his willingness to break with U.S. policy and President Trump.

President Moon warned Pyongyang that provocations will be met with “stern responses.” He also called for the development of the Korean Air and Missile Defense system to be used in addition to, or in lieu of, the controversial U.S. THAAD missile shield that China objects to as a threatening increase of American military capabilities in the region.

At the same time, the north indicated it would be open to direct talks with the Trump administration, “if the right conditions are set.” This echoes Trump’s statement that he would “be honored” to meet Kim, “under the right circumstances.”

That meeting might seem pretty unlikely, given the latest actions by the north. The Norks are banned from developing missiles and nuclear technology, yet continue on an accelerated course toward both.

If anything, this latest provocation may further escalate tensions and fears in the region, and destabilize an uneasy armistice that’s lasted nearly 64 years. Voice of America reported “South Korea said Monday it will send special envoys to the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Germany to discuss how to deal with the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threat.”

Clearly, the south is very concerned, despite a new liberal president. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declared “all options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table.” That specifically includes military options. With THAAD missile defense now active, along with air and sea assets in the region, the U.S. still has plenty of cards to play.

We should not let our options get too narrow, since it appears Kim’s threats are more than just words.