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Jerome_from_UtahDec. 26, 2013 - 02:58PM JST
Hopefully, none of the Marshmallow people are in the US Air Force or JAL. Both institutions have a "program" for those with a BMI over 25. I also remember a PanAm flight attendant that had visible ribs showing through her uniform and they still thought she was overweight. Remember, a waste is a terrible thing to mind.
Posted in: Don’t call them fat; call them Marshmallow Girls
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 26, 2013 - 02:43PM JST
Brings back memories, mostly of Akadama Port that came in a 2 L jug.
Posted in: Japanese becoming increasingly sophisticated wine consumers
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 23, 2013 - 02:11PM JST
Osakanews net listed the total buy which includes some VF-22 Osprey aircraft. I wonder if the demonstrations against this aircraft will stop now that close to 20 of them will be flown by Japan? In the US, the primary user is the Marine Corps distantly followed by the Air Force. I wonder which branch of the JSD will fly the new ones?
Posted in: Japan to buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 09, 2013 - 01:44PM JST
asybot12 is spot on. It took over 100 years for our scientists to realize that the Cascadia fault does create tsunamis. The Temple records of a huge "orphan" tsunami in January, 1700 confirmed the event. We now know the period is about once every 300 years or so and the evacuation route signs have been posted.
Posted in: Slippery clay intensified 2011 tsunami-quake, scientists say
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 21, 2013 - 03:22PM JST
There was a Korean science fiction movie that started with the idea that the assassination was averted. That changed the local history to the extent that Japan didn't get into the Second World War and the story goes to the 1990s with Korea still being part of Japan and, of course, still trying to find a way to become non-Japanese.
Posted in: China praises Korean assassin whom Japan calls a 'criminal'
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 18, 2013 - 02:59PM JST
Here in the USA, we are suffering under two frauds. 1. CO2 as a cause of "climate change". 2. Ethanol as a means to achieve energy self sufficiency and create cleaner burning auto fuel. The mud and ice cores disprove the first one because it turns out that CO2 peaks at the beginning of Ice Ages. The second one fails a life cycle analysis of the process. First, there is the environmental harm caused by the agriculture including higher prices for cattle feed and tacos. Then, there is the fact that cars have had active mixture controls since the early 1980s which wipes out changes of the fuel composition. Thus, all ethanol and other oxygenates do is reduce fuel mileage. Japan got this one right.
Posted in: Tense week ahead for U.N. climate talks afer Japan's U-turn
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 17, 2013 - 02:30PM JST
There is private donations coming from Hong Kong. Maybe someone overlooked that.
Posted in: Making sense of China's meager typhoon aid
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 15, 2013 - 03:35PM JST
My son's Hunter Safety instructor told the class that if there was more than one girl, the chances were that one of them would get the top shooting score. Sure enough, two of the three girls had the best scores. So, don't be surprised if more lady hunters show up.
Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 05, 2013 - 03:16PM JST
Here in Utah, the Ordinance says that people, hunter or not, in hunting areas will wear blaze orange during the rifle season which ended for us two weeks ago. However, I don't know what the law is in Japan. What was the fellow picking in the Fall? Around here, it's mushrooms (good luck on that) and acorns. If you have a brown beard and hair, wear a brown jacket and a white shirt, you may be mistaken for Bambi. Finally, is it mature bucks only or are spikes and does fair game in Japan? We count points before shooting so we don't get stuck with an illegal kill and a huge fine.
Posted in: Man shot after being mistaken for a deer in Shizuoka
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 23, 2013 - 03:14PM JST
Remember the Bart Simpson line? "Nobody saw me do it." Don't blame me. The [un] Affordable Health Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) has snuffed the economy in the US, caused thousands of businesses to shift to part time workers (under thirty hours a week), and required insurance companies to cancel existing policies because they don't comport to Obamacare standards. The latest news from Florida is 300,000 policy cancellations by Blue Cross which will require those customers to find something on the "Exchanges" (good luck) or do without and pay the "tax" [really, a fine] to the IRS. "You're doing a heck of a job, Barry." [Taking liberties with one of Bush's comments after Katrina.]
Posted in: Obama: Shutdown encouraged U.S. enemies, dismayed its friends
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 19, 2013 - 02:24PM JST
I saw the tantrum on TV.
Mr. President, it's time to "man up".
All because some people said "NO".
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 17, 2013 - 01:42PM JST
I remember Bringing Up Father as Maggie and Jigs back in the 1950s. He tended to let his Irish temper get the best of him.
Posted in: Superman to Asterix: Comics tell immigrant story
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 06, 2013 - 08:32AM JST
I did a rough order of magnitude estimate of the claimed background level of mercury and the estimate is a total of 100,000 KG of the stuff floating around in the planet's atmosphere, roughly 1,000 liters if in the liquid form. That would fit in two tank cars. Interesting, but nothing to start a conflict.
Posted in: China polluting Mount Fuji: Japanese study
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 02, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
This article needs links and more pictures to satisfy the readers' appetite; so we can see the neat stuff.
Posted in: Tokyo gadget show offers glimpse of tomorrow
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 01, 2013 - 12:45PM JST
First, after the original law was steamrolled through the 2009-2010 Congress, "You have to pass it to find out what's in it." according to Speaker Pelosi, problems with the law started to appear. So, the Administration gave special deals to special people exempting them from parts of it while telling the rest that they have to conform, or else with the power of the IRS to enforce it.
The public reaction was to change the Congress and trim the Democrat majority in the Senate with a clear message: Get RID of this mess! So, the House passed multiple bills (over three dozen, so far) to do just that. Now, we are in a situation where the House (according to the Constitution) sends budget bills to the Senate. The Senate must have its way, so they are willing to shut down the government (somewhat, not totally) and send amended bills back to the House.
If this reminds one of a ping pong game, you're right! So, break out a cool one, sit back, and enjoy the spectacle while I deal with my furlough.....
Posted in: U.S. slides into government shutdown
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 01, 2013 - 11:42AM JST
Hopefully, the evidence (plastic cords) wasn't contaminated during removal from the scene. Here in the States, we've collected DNA from cigarette butts to rocks (same case with a ten year lapse between the rocks used as a weapon and the confirming DNA from the butt). So, collect the DNA and do the matches. Does Japan collect DNA from convicted felons? This practice is increasing in the USA and Europe resulting in solved cold cases and some exonerations.
Posted in: Plastic cords stretched across all 4 roads at Ibaraki intersection
Jerome_from_UtahSep. 18, 2013 - 11:47AM JST
Excellent idea! There are two train lines in close proximity to the base and lots of local people who are fluent in American "English". There is also a Japanese Customs and Immigration facility nearby to keep track of the visitors.
Posted in: Tokyo governor eyes Yokota Air Base for civilian flights during 2020 Olympics
Jerome_from_UtahSep. 14, 2013 - 02:03PM JST
RE: Major Industrialized Democracies. Russia is a Federated Republic, very big in Industry, and another country with the Death Penalty. Like the Chinese, they prefer the pistol for their executions.
Posted in: Death row inmate hanged; 6th execution since Abe became PM
Jerome_from_UtahSep. 07, 2013 - 02:34PM JST
I recall the "greenhouse gas" theory in school back in the late 1950s. What I failed to notice at the time was the absence of a quantifiable value. It is now known that CO2's value is tiny compared to water vapor; so, if you are looking for a real relationship, how about the ocean temperatures as well as moisture coming from terrestrial sources? Then, there is some "inconvenient" history. The production of CO2 was lower during the Medieval Warm Period than during the Little Ice Age that followed it. Think of all those people lighting fires to keep warm. Finally, the ice cores and mud cores tell an interesting tale: CO2 increases tend to precede cold periods. So, maybe something else is at work such as solar cycles.
Are people really still listening to the rantings of Al Gore?
Posted in: Australia's bitter carbon tax pill
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 30, 2013 - 02:16PM JST
This story still hasn't made the Drudge Report page. Way to go JT.
Somebody said "take him out back and shoot him." That's Communist style; Russian in the forehead and Chicom in the back of the head or neck.
Somebody brought up Sharia Law: Not pretty since it involves sharp blades, stones, or a Derrick in Iran. They don't waste a lot of time on appeals, if any. I certainly wouldn't ask for it to be part of any of our jurisprudence.
"Hung" vs "hanged": Hung is the past tense of "to hang" as in "They hung him." "Hanged" usually follows the verb "to be" as in "He was hanged." and "He may be hanged". The method of execution depends on the current edition of Manual of Military Executions. The last issue I saw was dated 1949 and only described hanging and the firing squad. There may be a later edition and some changes. Appeal time seems to be following Moore's Law (things double every 18 months); so, Pvt (prisoner) Hassam may die of old age first.
Posted in: Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
I felt very welcomed in Japan until they realized I wanted to stay and further myself…
Posted in: Are Japan’s efforts at internationalization succeeding or not?
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
Sure, I have done before and would do again. The prices are cheap and I don't…
Posted in: Would you move into an apartment or house where the rent had been lowered because a bloody murder or suicide had occurred there? Would living in such a place freak you out?
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
I've read every single comment on this subject and I can't help thinking that most of…
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
Mar. 10, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
— In December, a Detroit man was accused of killing a neighbor who complained about his…
Posted in: Barking can bite at relationships among neighbors
Yep, I'm sure the criminal and despotic see many opportunities to make cash out of the…
Posted in: Future business opportunities seen in Fukushima cleanup