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Jerome_from_UtahMar. 26, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
Can I find this in the USA? Here in Utah, most of our Sake comes from Folsom, CA.
Posted in: Sake brewer receives kosher certification
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 11, 2014 - 02:06PM JST
That quake happened on the Cascadia Fault. The exact date of the last "Big One" was established by monastery records up and down the east coast of Honshu in January of 1700. That "Orphan Tsunami" is featured in Japanese art which I saw before knowing what the story was. This is one of four possible seismic disasters that we "sweat" here in the USA. The others are California (San Andreas, etc.), New Madrid, and the Yellowstone cauldera. That last one would turn the entire northern hemisphere into an ice box.
Posted in: M6.9 earthquake strikes off California coast
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
Apr. 24, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
Oh, yes! That is exactly how one burps a baby! Just smack them around the head…
Posted in: Babysitter arrested for abusing 5-month-old boy in Kawasaki
Apr. 24, 2014 - 03:51PM JST
Uh-Oh (.com) ; can you say " LIVE FIRE exercise " ?
Posted in: Obama says Senkaku islands covered by security treaty
Apr. 24, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
Any idiotic release of nuclear weapons would assure Russia's destruction.
The initial conversation was about a…
Posted in: Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked
Apr. 24, 2014 - 03:48PM JST
I got thumbed down for telling the truth? Wow.
Posted in: Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot
Apr. 24, 2014 - 03:47PM JST
“There is no reason not to believe that the Americans are running the show,” RT quoted…