Korean-Americans in Los Angeles refer to the event as "Sa-I-Gu", meaning "four-two-nine" in Korean, in reference to April 29, 1992, which was the day the riots started. The riots prompted various responses from Korean-Americans, including the formation of activist organizations such as the Association of Korean-American Victims, and increased efforts to build collaborative links with other ethnic groups. During the riots, many Korean immigrants from the area rushed to Koreatown, after Korean-language radio stations called for volunteers to guard against rioters. Many were armed, with a variety of improvised weapons, shotguns, and semi-automatic rifles. Due to their low social status and language barrier, Korean Americans received very little if any aid or protection from police authorities. David Joo, a manager of the gun store, said, "I want to make it clear that we didn't open fire first. At that time, four police cars were there. Somebody started to shoot at us. The LAPD ran away in half a second. I never saw such a fast escape. I was pretty disappointed." Carl Rhyu, a participant in the Korean immigrants' armed response to the rioting, said, "If it was your own business and your own property, would you be willing to trust it to someone else? We are glad the National Guard is here. They're good backup. But when our shops were burning we called the police every five minutes; no response." At a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tmD0W5r4wshopping center several miles north of Koreatown, Jay Rhee, who estimated that he and others fired five hundred shots into the ground and air, said, "We have lost our faith in the police. Where were you when we needed you?" Korean Americans were ignored and Koreatown was isolated from South Central Los Angeles, yet despite such exclusion it was the heaviest hit. Meanwhile, in Ferguson, Missouri. And according to the 2010 census, the population of Ferguson is only 0.5% Asian, so it looks like this looting will go unchecked for awhile. With that hot on the heels of the Russian AK import ban, Zastava's Yugo O-PAP AKs are a great alternative. Note; stay away from the N-PAPs, they're made with a thinner receiver and shitty wood stocks. And do you know what all the Ferguson police are saying right now? Exactly. SO GOOD RUCK, GUYS!
Kind of a different photo challenge today. I do know the term 'red shirts' is often attribed to the University of Wisconsin. I also know the University of Wisconsin is located in Madison, Wisconsin. But I do not know what (Lutheran Church?) this is.
Microsoft's awesome Hyperlapse tech finally makes first-person GoPro videos watchable.
Whoever made these 17 hilariously awful movie signs should be fired... Or promoted to management.
Mojácar is a municipality situated in the south east of the Province of Almería (Andalucia) in southern Spain, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is 90 km from the capital of the province, Almería. It is an elevated mountain village displaying the traditional white colour from its earlier days. Several severe droughts brought about this drop in the town's fortunes, with a consequent emigration to northern Spain, other parts of Europe and to South America. The depopulation of the town was halted in the 1960s when tourism began to reverse the trend. There is also a tourist resort to the south of the town, called Mojacar Playa, popular because Mojácar has more than 3000 hours of sun per year.
If you're wearing a black racing suit and you run out into the middle of a dark section of the race track at night and stand in front of cars with no headlights, you're going to have a bad time.
Maker's Mark is a small-batch bourbon whisky that is distilled in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. It is sold in distinctively squarish bottles, which are sealed with red wax, and bottled at 90 U.S. proof (45% alcohol by volume). The distillery offers tours, and is part of the American Whiskey Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
If you picked up that red Kershaw knife I posted last week, I have some good news/bad news for you. The good news is the price has since gone up $20 to $61.42. The bad news is -- and this is really a rare thing for Amazon -- but the knives are on backorder until the end of the month.