Bedbugs take over USA

Bedbugs are spreading all over the US in numbers not seen since World War II and no one is safe — not even guests at the Waldorf Astoria.

This video debuted on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld on FOXNews.com.

Have you seen bedbugs in the US? Leave us your comments on our Facebook page.

Bedbugs take over USA

Where is Superman? US schools failing

In “Waiting for ‘Superman’”, documentary maker Davis Guggenheim (the man behind “An Inconvenient Truth”) examined the flaws in the US education system by following several kids through their school lives. Now NMA proudly brings you our take on the subject with “Waiting for Superman: Redux.”

Did you see the film? What do you think is wrong with the US education system? Leave a comment below.

See our last piece on children today.

Where is Superman? US schools failing

Driver survives close shave with metal bar

A Taipei County man and his daughter narrowly escaped death after a metal bar fell 14 floors from a construction site and impaled their SUV’s hood as they waited in traffic.

How would you have reacted if that had happened to you? Stay calm or go ballistic? Leave a comment below.

Driver survives close shave with metal bar

Cross-dressing student caught in girls dorm

A Taiwan university student was embarrassed after he was caught in the female dorm of a rival university wearing women’s clothing.

Have you ever thought about how you would look in a bra and panties? Leave a comment below.

Cross-dressing student caught in girls dorm

Are parents’ online habits putting kids in peril?

Guest starring Bunny Wild as ‘Mother’.

Online social media is not just for adults anymore. A new study claims that 80% of children in the western world have some form of social media presence by the time they reach age 2.

Thanks to their parents, children are all over the internet. The magic of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube allows parents to bore you with photos and videos of their children in the online world, just like they do in real life.

Of course, parents might be exposing their children to online dangers because they fail to check their privacy settings, according to Australian firm AVG.

But for some parents, establishing an online identity for children early in life is important. Parents have been to known to name their children based on dotcom domain availability.

In truth, privacy may no longer exist for children today. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said younger generations might need to change their names to avoid embarrassing online revelations following them into adulthood.

Whether parents will change their behavior remains to be seen. In the meantime, it seems children are joining online social media at younger and younger ages.

See our previous story on social media.

parents’ online habits putting kids in peril

Sunday Weather Girl

It’s been one whole week since our Weather Girls’ North American debut. We hope it has been a glorious October for you so far! Wrapping up the week for us is the Sunday Weather Girl: Kitty. Watch out, she’s got claws and she meows.

With lead from singer Lou Bega, NMA.tv has made a little Mambo No. 5 of our own, incorporating each girl of the week:

And as I continue, you know they’re getting sweeter…
A little bit of Mei Mei in my life,
A little bit of Esse by my side.
A little bit of Hijon‘s all I need,
A little bit of Chelsea‘s all I see.
A little bit of Mini in the sun,
A little bit of Umi all night long.
A little bit of Kitty here I am,
A little bit of you makes me your man!!

Who’s your favorite?

Sunday Weather Girl: Kitty

kitty Sunday Weather Girl

Only one more week until the Weather Girls change their look for November. Until then we’ve got one last chance to say Hello Kitty! Meaowwwwwww.

If you missed yesterday’s forecast, catch Umi here.

Kitty The Weather Girl

It’s still Sunday in some parts of the US – just. So just in case you haven’t ventured out yet, here’s Kitty with the Sunday forecast. Don’t forget Weather Girls fans, the girls will be back with a hot new look and new line up members in just a few hours from now.

For Saturday’s Umi-cast click here.
Or to reminisce over the girls and forecasts you miss visit here.

weather girls 31 10 Sunday Weather Girl Kitty

Starting off the new week for us is Kitty with her Sunday, November 7, forecast for major US cities. Don’t forget to check out her special dance routine at the end, and be sure to tune in to tomorrow’s forecast.

San Gabriel mayor arrested for robbery and assault

Albert Y.M. Huang, mayor of Los Angeles’s suburban city of San Gabriel, was arrested this weekend for robbery and assault. According to police reports and witness accounts, Mr. Huang grabbed a female acquaintance’s purse after their argument inside a restaurant. Mr. Huang got into his SUV and began to drive away. The woman reached in through the window for her purse, but ended up clinging to the side of the SUV, as Huang drove a quarter a mile down the road before getting arrested.

Huang’s neighbor describes the young mayor as “a jerk.”

According to witness accounts, the woman threw dumplings at him during their heated argument. We bet she wouldn’t have done that if they were at the legendary DinTaiFung dumpling restaurant. Mmm… Yummy!

San Gabriel mayor arrested for robbery and assault

Romantic stunt gone wrong leaves student huge bill

A love struck student was left red faced after a romantic stunt to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday went awry and set fire to a hotel. The silly student lit near 100 candles on a hotel bed, arranging them to spell “Happy Birthday” before leaving to pick up his girlfriend. He came back later to find the fire department at the hotel and a fuming manager thirsting for compensation.

We’ve all done foolish things before, but maybe not this foolish. Share your embarrassing stories with us below in the comments.

Here’s another birthday bash gone wrong.

Romantic stunt gone wrong leaves student huge bill

Saturday Weather Girl

It’s quite a gloomy day here in Taipei. We turn to Umi to brighten up the day for us and our friends in the U.S. Here’s our report for October 16. She has a special move we like.

Hey Sweetie!

Saturday Weather Girl: Umi

Hi Weather fans! Yay! It’s finally stopped raining here in Taipei after a non-stop seven-day deluge. Let’s hope the lovely Umi can bring more good news on the weather front to all our fans stateside.

Check out yesterday’s forecast with the magnificent Mini here.

If you’re a fan of our Weather Girls, you can see more of them (literally) on their Facebook page here (Chinese only)

Umi The Weather Girl

It certainly has been a glorious October. But November promises to be even better from the sneak preview we’ve had of the Weather Girls’ new look for November.
In the meantime here’s a last look at Umi before she proves that just like the climate, the Weather Girls are also changeable. We hope you enjoy Umi’s forecast for Saturday, and have a great weekend!

Hey boys, Umi is back and she’s got quite the show for you. But don’t forget to keep an eye out for the weather. Even if it’s chilly outside, you can count on Umi to keep things hot every Saturday.

Boy catches mom in bed with another man

As we mentioned earlier, adultery is illegal in Taiwan. “Detective agencies” such as this one are in a lucrative business, have an union of their own and will spy on your spouse for evidence of his/her unfaithfulness. Your spouse and his/her lover would face up one year of jail time.

There’s a different moral to this report, however. As a general rule of thumb, make sure your house is empty before hooking up and having sex with your lover. This woman’s six-year-old son told his father that evening, “I saw mommy and uncle rolling around together.” The father was alarmed and became highly suspicious. It turned out, the boy isn’t even his!

Be faithful, be smart or get a baby-sitter.

Boy catches mom in bed with another man

Teacher to student: I had a wet dream about you

Ten years ago, school teachers in Taiwan made headlines for spanking students with wooden slabs and making them eat chalk. Today, cases of campus sexual harassment occupy much of the local news here. Following our report last week about Teacher Chen, a high school math teacher who tried to get his students excited about trigonometry and calculus by talking to them about circumcision, today, we have Teacher Kuo, a high school chemistry teacher who gave boys extra credits for making dirty jokes.

He was infamous for staring at girls’ breasts, and he had allegedly also approached female students, telling them, “I had a wet dream about you.” Kuo has since been fired from the school.

Chinese lesson of the day: when a guy has a wet dream, he has “drawn a map” (hua-di-tu).

Teacher had a wet dream about student

Thursday Weather Girl

Thursday Weather Girl: Chelsea

For our NMA.tv fans, we proudly introduce the latest broadcast sensation to sweep Taiwan — the Weather Girls! Here is the report for October 14, 2010. With Thursday girl Chelsea it’s always sunny with the chance of a heat wave.

For those of you who missed yesterday’s forecast, click here.

To find out more about the Weather Girls, check out their Facebook page (Chinese only)

Thursday Weather Girl: Chelsea

Cutie Chelsea is back in all her flag-waving glory to bring you the weather forecast for major US cities for Thursday October 21st.

So sit back, relax and try to keep your eyes on the temperatures. Thursday Girl Chelsea is here to cheer you up one more time with her cheerleading routine.

If you missed yesterday’s forecast, or didn’t leave the house and still want to know what it was like outside, let Hijon bring you up to speed on what you missed.

Chelsea The Weather Girl

Thursday Weather Girl: Bunny

Hey Guys! Bunny has hopped her way into the Weather Girls November roster and is ready to bring you Thursday’s US forecast. Hopefully there is some sun on the way to cheer up any democrats suffering from post-election blues.

Bunny bounces back onto our monitors with Thursday’s forecast for major US cities.
Hope she didn’t catch you on the hop!

Bunny is back again with the forecast for Thursday, November 18.

Thursday Weather Girl: Lilian

Thursday is here and we have a new Weather Girl Lilian for your perusal. Not sure what happened to the music, but don’t let that distract you (from looking at the temperatures, of course).

Thursday Weather Girl: Lilian

Man discovers 3 out of 5 daughters not his

A Tainan-area man who married his girlfriend a dozen years ago recently discovered that three out of their five daughters weren’t his biological children. The man became suspicious after his ex-wife became pregnant even though they were no longer intimate.

Our viewers outside of Taiwan might not understand the reference to green hats in the animation. In Chinese, to say that someone is “wearing a green hat” means calling him a cuckold. This is derived from an old Yuan dynasty custom where prostitutes’ families are punished by being made to wear green head scarves in public. The scarves became hats, and the term “wearer of green hats” now describes men whose wives have strayed.

Man discovers 3 out of 5 daughters not his

China to DPRK: Don’t assassinate your brother

As NMA.tv previously reported and animated, Kim Jong-un has been confirmed as the next leader of North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Workers’ Party held a lavish military parade on Oct. 10 in celebrated the party’s 65th year anniversary. Kim Jong-il, the ailing leader, was seen with Kim Jong-un. South Korean media reported yesterday, however, that one of Kim Jong-un’s loyal aids had planned to solve the “brother in exile” problem. As Kim Jong-il’s the eldest son, Kim Jong-nam was once rumored to be in consideration to be a successor. He was Kim Jong-un are half brothers. But living abroad, the older brother has often made comments that annoyed the state. He is currently living in exile in Beijing and Macau.

China got word of the assassination plot and warned North Korea against it. Kim Jong-nam has close ties with the children of senior Chinese officials, known as the ‘princelings’. Rumors have it that in the event of the North Korean regime collapse, China would back Kim Jong-nam in his control of the state. In an interview with a Japanese media outlet last Saturday, Kim Jong-nam said he was not interested in becoming the next leader of North Korea. He also said his little brother is too much of a military man and he remains skeptical of Kim Jong-un’s abilities to bring wealth for his countrymen.

Would you rather have Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un or Kim Jong-nam rule your country?

China to DPRK: Don’t assassinate your brother

Wednesday Weather Girl

Wednesday Weather Girl: Hijon

For our NMA.tv fans, we proudly introduce the latest broadcast sensation to sweep Taiwan — the Weather Girls! Here is the report for October 13, 2010. Wednesday girl Hijon’s warm front is sure to make you hot under the collar.

For those of you who missed yesterday’s forecast, catch yesterday’s forecast with Esse click here.

Wednesday Weather Girl: Hijon

It’s Wednesday and hottie Hijon is here with today’s forecast. It’s guaranteed to blow the cobwebs away, even if it’s not windy.

Hijon The Weather Girl

Wednesday Girl Hijon is the doing the flag waving routine one last time. So don’t get in a flap.
Want more Weather Girls?

Wednesday Weather Girl: Mimi

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s Mimi’s turn to predict the weather.

Here’s Weather Girl Mimi to keep you company (and give you Wednesday’s forecast) while we rebuild our database on nma.tv.

In the meantime, you can visit the Weather Girls here at their Facebook page (Chinese only).

If you’ve missed a recent forecast, you can find it here.

Wednesday Weather Girl: Mimi

It’s Wednesday and Mimi is here with the forecast for major US cities. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Mimi is here with your weather forecast for Wednesday, November 17 and a special dance just for you.

Greedy wife threatened to ‘Bobbit’ hubby

In our latest story concerning a henpecked husband, a Taiwan man has been granted a divorce from his greedy Chinese wife after 11 years. The wife did nothing but demand money from the man until one day he had none left, so she threatened to cut off his pecker. She absconded to China when the man was recovering from a car crash.

What would you have done in the man’s situation? Leave a comment below.

Greedy wife threatened to ‘Bobbit’ hubby

Kooky Carl campaigns from the fringe

Guest starring Domino Heintze as ‘Reporter’.

New York Tea Party candidate Carl Paladino is a real estate mogul with a colorful past. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said outgoing New York governor David Paterson was corrupt because he cheated on his wife. News later emerged that Paladino fathered a child out of wedlock.

When confronted by a reporter who demanded that Paladino provide evidence to buck up his claim that his Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo also cheated on his wife, Paladino said, “I’ll take you out, buddy.”

In a campaign video Paladino said he’s angry the media doesn’t ask questions about his opponent’s private life. He noted that Cuomo’s sexual “prowess is legendary.”

He also criticized Cuomo attending a gay pride parade with his daughters. Paladino said he doesn’t want own his children to be “brainwashed” into becoming gay.

Kooky Carl campaigns from the fringe

‘VIP coupon’ leads to adultery charges

A Taipei-area contractor and his mistress are charged with adultery. The evidence? A semi-nude cellphone photo and hand-made “love coupons” illustrated with the man’s “little brother.” In Taiwan, adultery is a crime. So in addition to getting in trouble with your spouse, fooling around could get you in trouble with the law!

Do you think the Taiwanese law on adultery is messed up? Or does the cheaters have it coming to them? Let us know in the comments!

Check out our other recent report about how one man can get in trouble by taking naughty pictures of himself!

VIP coupon leads to adultery charges

Friday Weather Girl

For our NMA.tv fans, we proudly introduce the latest broadcast sensation to sweep Taiwan — the Weather Girls! Here is the report for October 15. Friday girl Mini is guaranteed to go down a storm whatever the weather.

For those of you who missed yesterday’s forecast, click here.

To see what the Weather Girls look like out of their uniform, check out their Facebook page (Chinese only)

Friday Weather Girl: Mini

ood news everyone. It’s Friday. So our English-sounding rose Mini is here with the forecast for major US cities. As always with Mini the forecast is likely to be warm with chances of flesh.

Friday Weather Girl: Mini

A severe storm warning has been issued ahead of Mini’s Friday, October 22 weather forecast for major US cities, as temperatures continue to climb here at Next Media Animation’s Taipei studio.

Mini The Weather Girl

It’s getting cold but that doesn’t matter because Weather Girl Mini is here to warm you up with her Friday, October 29 forecast.

Weather Girl Mini — not to be mistaken with Wednesday Girl Mimi — has a question for you: “Fancy to know today’s weather?”

Even if you don’t you can still watch, because Mini loves you!

the oriental Weather Girl Mini

Check out Mini’s forecast for Friday, November 19, and have a great weekend!

Brett Favre’s pecker the talk of the town

Minnesota Viking’s record breaking quarterback Brett Favre is in the news, although not for breaking 500 career touchdown passes. Rather Favre has been making headlines because of his alleged pursuit and ‘sexting’ of attractive former New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. Favre is alleged to have sent Sterger photos of his ‘offensive tackle.’

Click here to see Favre’s UK counterpart.

What’s your opinion of Favre’s behavior – on and off the field? Leave a comment below.

Brett Favre’s pecker the talk of the town

Chilean miners counted to 69 on girly calendar

The 33 miners in Chile have finally been rescued! Ever tried to imagine yourself underground for 69 days… but not knowing what to do there? (Oh wait, we tried, and here’s how it looked.) Below is a sample of the miners’ daily routine:

Place: Underground in Chile
Who: You, and 32 other miners
Season: Fall to summer
Daily temperature: 91.4 degrees farenheit / 30 degress celcius
Average humidity: 95%
Accessories: A calendar with pictures of lovely women to help you stay sane
08:30am: Breakfast
08:30am-noon: Recreational activities, including letter writing, card playing and exercising
Noon: Pray
01:00pm: Lunch
01:00-06:00pm: House-cleaning tasks
06:00pm: Pray
06:00-09:00pm: Group meeting
09:00pm: Dinner
Midnight: Sleep

We liked our version better, complete with Chinese food, Starbucks and Karaoke. What’s the longest time you’ve ever been stuck… anywhere?

Chilean miners counted to 69 on girly calendar

Colorful Christine electrifies Delaware Electorate

Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell surprised pundits by winning the Delaware primary. But now that she’s the official GOP candidate for Senate, the spotlight is on some of her less mainstream beliefs, including that China is plotting to take over America.

She is now lagging far behind Democrat Jeff Coons. The question is whether she would be able to work her magic once again, and surprise everyone in the November 2 general election.

See our earlier animation on the Tea Party Express.

Colorful Christine electrifies Delaware Electorate

Daughter falsely accuses father of abuse

After he refused to pay her debts, a 22-year-old Taipei area woman accused her father of sexual assault. Phone records traced by the police, however, show that father and daughter were in different parts of the country at the time of the alleged assault. The woman has refused to drop the charges.

Are the phone records enough to clear the Dad? What would you do if you are the prosecutor?

Daughter falsely accuses father of abuse

Introducing the Weather Girls!

For our NMA.tv fans, we proudly introduce the latest broadcast sensation to sweep Taiwan – the Weather Girls!

Willard Scott and Al Roker have nothing on Taiwan’s meteorological ambassadors. Rain or shine, the temperatures are always rising with the Weather Girls.

Here is the report for October 11, 2010. Mei Mei takes you through the paces and helps you chase away the Monday blues.

You can check out more Weather Girls here at NMA.tv or at NextTV.

Introducing the Weather Girls

Three plead guilty in teen abuse case

Three of the four adults suspected of torturing a teenager in their care in California has plead guilty. 15-year-old “Kyle” escaped from the care of Michael Schumacher and his wife Kelly Lau after suffering horrifying abuse. His aunt Caren Ramirez has also plead guilty to the abuse, which included regular beatings and having his wounds doused in bleach and salt. A fourth defendant, Anthony Waiters, did not plead guilty and will stand trial.

The three defendants will all serve long sentences of more than 30 years. Are the sentences just? Let us know in the comments.

Three plead guilty in teen abuse case

Fishermen survive triple lightning strike

Three Taiwanese fishermen are lucky to be alive after they were struck by lightning during a fierce storm in Ilan County. One of the rescue team was also struck by lightning and was taken to hospital after falling from the breakwater.

Do you think the fishermen got what they deserved for fishing during a storm? Leave a comment below.

Fishermen survive triple lightning strike

Pervert photographer nabbed by police

A Taiwan pervert who posed as a photographer and forced young models to perform sex acts on him has been caught after a young girl went to the police. Police estimate the man had met with at least 50 girls and urged all his victims to come forward.

How can amateur modeling websites such as these protect young girls from perverts such as Lin? Leave a comment below.

Pervert photographer nabbed by police

Burglars threw glowsticks to choose targets

Can a glowstick thrown in your balcony mean you’ve been targeted by a burglary ring? The police recently busted a gang operating in the wealthy Hsin-yi district who threw glowsticks at an apartment building to decide which luxury home to raid.

Burglars threw glowsticks to choose targets

Judge plays hooky to play with hookers

A Taiwanese judge has been impeached for taking time off work to meet with prostitutes in his luxury apartment. He also like to nip out of the office in the afternoon to meet with antique dealers and gamble with defendants. Get the whole story at the Taipei Times:

The Control Yuan’s property-declaration documents showed that Yang’s property assets had increased between NT$10 million (US$325,900) to NT$20 million, Shen said, adding that Yang told Control Yuan members that the total value of his property was estimated to be NT$300 million.

“Yang could have been a successful businessman because he is good with investments, but he was not allowed to make investments, because he was a judge,” Shen said.

Another irregularity that contributed to the impeachment was Yang’s frequent gambling, sometimes even with defendants, Shen said.

Do you think it’s time for Yang to hang up his robe? You be the judge and let us know in the comments.

Judge plays hooky to play with hookers

California dreaming of pot legalization

According to recent polls, 49% of California voters favor a ballot measure that could legalize possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Backers say Prop 19 could generate up to US$1.4 billion in annual tax receipts for local governments and generate US$300 million annual law enforcement savings. But opponents worry the increased availability of marijuana will lead to higher use among minors. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently decriminalized possession of up to 1 ounce and says Prop 19 is unnecessary.

Do you think Prop 19 should pass? Leave us your comments on our Facebook page.



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