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March 19th, 2005

Japan town to pay women who have 3rd kid

Officials seek to fight a rapidly shrinking population
The Associated Press
Updated: 4:13 a.m. ET March 12, 2005TOKYO -

How about getting paid 1 million yen for having a baby?


To combat a shrinking population, a small town in northern Japan has decided to give a cash award worth about $9,600 to each female resident who has a third child, an official said Friday.

To be eligible, the women must have lived in Yamatsuri town for more than a year, town hall spokesman Eiichi Takanobu said.

Yamatsuri, where the population has fallen from 7,400 a decade ago to 7,000 this year, is not alone among Japanese towns who are losing people.

A shrinking population
As the country’s birthrate declines, demographers have predicted Japan’s population will peak at about 127.7 million next year and fall rapidly over the next half-century to about 100 million.

The situation is raising concerns about how future generations will support the growing ranks of elderly and how businesses will survive as the labor pool shrinks.

• JAPAN: Maps, facts and figures


To encourage families to have more children, the central government has started building more day-care centers and encouraged men to take paternity leave.

It is rare, however, for a town to offer its female residents a large sum for having a baby.

Yamatsuri will hand mothers a lump sum of $4,800 within three months after giving birth to a third baby. The women will then be given $480 each year between the child’s second and 11th birthday, Takanobu said.

Last year, 50 babies were born in Yamatsuri, up from 40 in 2003, Takanobu said.

Japan’s birthrate fell to a record low of 1.29 in 2003 as improved career opportunities give women more options aside from marriage. Many families also put off having children due to the difficulties of finding affordable child care and weak support for working mothers from companies and communities.


News pages are the best, you find the wildest and most intresting things out there. I swear i just had a similar conversation about one of those countries and children. I think it was with Kathleen...i'm pretty sure.

March 18th, 2005

Police: Firefighter Confesses To Oral Sex With 3-, 4-Year-Olds

POSTED: 2:05 pm EST March 17, 2005
UPDATED: 11:46 pm EST March 17, 2005

A 36-year-old firefighter in Clermont, Fla., confessed to having oral sex with two girls, ages 3 and 4, according to a Lake County sheriff's spokeswoman.

Investigators believe Michael Bryant (pictured, left) molested the two girls when they visited his children at their home. Police found out about the alleged incidents when a parent came to them with allegations of abuse.

During the investigation, Bryant allegedly admitted to having a desire to sexually molest young girls, Local 6 News reported Thursday night.

"Well, he confessed to having oral sex with a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old and also to fondling them with his hands," Lake County Sheriff's spokeswoman Christy Mysinger said.

Bryant surrendered to police Wednesday night at a sheriff's office substation in Clermont.

"I've been around him a lot with his children and he does so much for his children," neighbor Ron Wolf said.

Bryant has been suspended from his job at Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Clermont and Fire Station No. 2 on the city's southern edge.

"Whether they are a firefighter or they're an iron worker, this kind of act is unacceptable by any person to perform on a child," Mysinger said.

Bryant remains in jail on no bond Friday on two charges of capital sexual battery. If convicted, he could serve up to 25 years in prison.


There is something seriously wrong with people if something like this happens. I was horrified. I want them to throw his ass in jail and i hope they tell the other prisoners that he molested some little girls bc we all know something will suddenly happen to him...and at this time he'd deserves it!

March 16th, 2005

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Happy Birthday Christine!

March 13th, 2005

Fun Times

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey
Name:Kim
Birthday:April 13th 1984....one month from now!
Birthplace:Winter Park, Fl...yes natural born Floridan!
Current Location:A strange town called Oviedo
Eye Color:Brown
Hair Color:Brown with some intresting natural and un natural highlights
Height:5'5 like that City High song goes 5'5 with brown eyes smile like the sunrise :)
Right Handed or Left Handed:righty
Your Heritage:I'm your "basic" African American
The Shoes You Wore Today:my black shoes
Your Weakness:cookies
Your Fears:to not get married and not have children and live with 58 cats
Your Perfect Pizza:Meat Pizza
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Confirmation
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:wow, lol, hmm
Thoughts First Waking Up:Oooh dear God, why is the sun in my eyes...or please let it be Saturday
Your Best Physical Feature:i dunno...what ever keeps me attractive to my boyfriend
Your Bedtime:when ever my body decides to shut down
Your Most Missed Memory:Probably high school..good times
Pepsi or Coke:Pepsi
MacDonalds or Burger King:McDonalds
Single or Group Dates:single dates are fun
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:neither
Chocolate or Vanilla:ooh both
Cappuccino or Coffee:Coffee
Do you Smoke:never
Do you Swear:all the damn time
Do you Sing:always
Do you Shower Daily:yes
Have you Been in Love:yes hehe
Do you want to go to College:In it
Do you want to get Married:of course
Do you belive in yourself:yes i do, and at times when i dont i try to
Do you get Motion Sickness:not really
Do you think you are Attractive:I hope so
Are you a Health Freak:only when it comes to Salads!!
Do you get along with your Parents:At times
Do you like Thunderstorms:yes when i'm curled up in my bed
Do you play an Instrument:used to the piano and the flute
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:yes i have
In the past month have you Smoked:never
In the past month have you been on Drugs:nope
In the past month have you gone on a Date:yes
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:hmm have i? yes to get fudge!
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:cant say i have
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:not at all
In the past month have you been on Stage:nope
In the past month have you been Dumped:nope
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:haha hell no
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:by stolen you mean borrowed like from friends, i haven't in a while
Ever been Drunk:kinda sorta
Ever been called a Tease:haha
Ever been Beaten up:hmm not really
Ever Shoplifted:nope
How do you want to Die:old age
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:hmmm only time will tell
What country would you most like to Visit:Europe in General...Russia would be nice...they have ballerinas!

CREATE YOUR OWN! - or - GET PAID TO TAKE SURVEYS!

March 10th, 2005

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Happy Birthday Lali!!

March 7th, 2005

Just a thought...

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I'm going to update later however....think about this...

What do they do with prisoners during a hurricane? Now if you evacuate a prison where exactly would you take them? You couldn't take them to a shelter bc you are going to need double the security. Are they supposed to stay at the Prison during the hurricane and if so how do they decide which officers is going to stay with them?

March 1st, 2005

· A Real Girlfriend will help you plan your wedding even if you don't have a boyfriend yet.

· A Real Girlfriend tapes "Oprah" for you whenever Denzel is on.

· A Real Girlfriend will give you a play-by-play of "All My Children" when your VCR is broken.

· A Real Girlfriend always has emergency lotion in case of ashy knees.

· A Real Girlfriend won't talk badly about your new boyfriend just because he currently resides with his mama.

· A Real Girlfriend worries with you while you wait to see if the test strip turns blue.

· A Real Girlfriend will run out and get you toilet paper when you're trapped in the bathroom.

· A Real Girlfriend will lie about your bald spot after your relaxer fails.

· A Real Girlfriend will pay your layaway even if she hates the outfit.

· A Real Girlfriend will accompany you while you drive by his house ... again.

· A Real Girlfriend will help you make crank calls to your ex's new woman.

· A Real Girlfriend will tell you when something is hanging out of your nose.

· A Real Girlfriend will lend you one of her eggs -- and we're not talking dairy here.

· A Real Girlfriend will watch UPN with you at 9:30 on Monday nights.

· A Real Girlfriend will hold you up when you're too drunk to squat.

· A Real Girlfriend will date the repo man until you get your credit together.

· A Real Girlfriend will tell you that you look like Halle Berry when you really look like Chuck Berry.

· A Real Girlfiiend will help you tweeze the hairs on your chin.

February 28th, 2005

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So this Saturday I saw Diary of a Mad Black Woman. OMG it was so damn funny. I was laughing so hard and that the same time hitting Quentin bc he was acting up during the movie. Tyler Perry is something else. So Saturday Quentin and I went out bc we haven't been out in a hot minute. But because of the weather i was in such a dreary mood and I had a headache, but things were still fun. We were going to go to Boardwalk and play in the Arcade and we played Air Hockey *which i totally suck at* however there were so many damn children and I had a headache and me plus children and add a headache into the mix doesn't mix. So after Boardwalk we actally went to UCF and just sat around there...it was raining then we sat in the car debating on where we wanted to go then we finally went to Lake Clair and we sat in there and talked forever. Like he really is an amazing guy who i truly love and care for so much. Like he always finds a way to surprise/shock me, the little things shock me. Like i went to get gas yesterday and i'm why is he getting out the car and like he ended up pumping the gas and everything, and i really didn't ask him to either and i'm standing here in awe like omg. He really is a gentleman, when he isn't trying my last nerve. His mother taught him well, she really did. Awww i'm really happy with him =D. Well back to watching Beatlejuice and listening to Some Cut...xoxo kisses xoxo

February 25th, 2005

Swan Love!

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Swan Love,
Just like Panda Love,
Better than llama love...

February 24th, 2005

So I decided...

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I decided that i'm going to wear all of my shoes more often. I have so many cute shoes that have never been worn bc i'm too damn lazy and I dont feel like looking for actual outfits to wear them with. But while cleaning up my room i'm like I'm going to =D. From my closet to underneath my bed to my trunk i have lots of shoes. This will be fun lol....well watching Atlantis! Outtie...xoxo kisses xoxo
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