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Jerome_from_UtahApr. 30, 2016 - 09:57AM JST
A little over ten years ago, during the preview of "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore made some specific predictions about Global Warming including such things as "snow being a memory in New York City, the Arctic Ocean becoming ice free, and sea level increases sufficient to cause coastal flooding. Also, there were going to be a bunch of hurricanes. Rush Limbaugh started the clock running and it ran out on 26 January of this year. None of that stuff happened and a lot of places have actually gotten cooler. Meanwhile, in Paris, France, the wackos just signed up for more costly baloney.
Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 27, 2016 - 02:15PM JST
And the reason why these Ospreys can't be permanently stationed in Kyushu is??????
Itazuke AB closed over thirty years ago. I was stationed there in the early 1960s.
Posted in: U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 04, 2016 - 03:20PM JST
There are several things happening in the so-called First World which is where most of the "Middle Class" are found. First is the multitude of government edicts that make hiring people problematic. This give rise to two solutions that tend to make mid-range salary workers go away: "Off the books" or grey market workers which is how a lot of our illegal immigrants get paid in the USA, and Automation. I recently heard of a hotel with NO!! paid staff. Everything is automated from the check-in desk to settling the final bill. This stuff used to be "science fiction" in the 1950s but it's here now and expanding according to Moore's Law named after the INTEL CEO who predicted advances in electronic technology. The back side of this concept is that both chips and people can become obsolete.
Posted in: Germany can take that smug look off its face
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 04, 2016 - 02:56PM JST
Wc626:His tax guy is gona have fun with that W-2 form.
Not a problem. IRS (USA) deals with foreign income sources all the time.
Does Japan have an equivalent to the W4? That's the form the employer uses to report employment status and several different forms of withholding to the IRS. Also, that $20K (US) salary puts him in the Obamacare reporting range but ineligible for Earned Income Credit (EIC) due to foreign residence. That last part may require some advice from a professional. In any case, congratulations for earning that spot.
Posted in: American becomes Japan's first salaried foreign ninja
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 19, 2016 - 12:13PM JST
Spain has an execution method that would be appropriate for this shred of human debris.
Posted in: Man sentenced to death for murder of 6-year-old Kobe girl
Jerome_from_UtahFeb. 10, 2016 - 12:36PM JST
Back in 1992, along with coining the term "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", Hillary was also in charge of the Bimbo Eruption Unit. This was the outfit that worked overtime to silence, intimidate, and/or denigrate any woman who brought up Slick Willy's indiscretions. Later, she came out with the idea that victims of sexual assault need respectful attention. Well, she should be careful of what she requests because it looks like there will be a lot of "attention". Some folks call that Karma.
Posted in: Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary's presidential run
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 21, 2015 - 02:25PM JST
University of California at Davis, CA [aka UC Davis] developed a tomato harvester and the little red golf ball sized tomato that it would pick about thirty years ago. Now, if this thing can harvest and not squish a Beef Steak Tomato, that would be a break-through.
Posted in: Tomato-harvesting robots developed
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 04, 2015 - 01:03PM JST
The world's premier electronic shopping bazaar and the Famous Star from Carl's Jr. What a combination!
Posted in: California burger chain Carl’s Jr.’s to open 1st Japan store in Akihabara
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 21, 2015 - 03:19PM JST
This amounts to throwing away a potentially valuable commodity. It is one of the propellents that replace CFC in spray cans because it won't degrade the ozone layer. It can be used in place of ammonia and CFC in refrigeration and heat transfer systems. Are there any chemical processes that can use it as a feed stock? Then, there is always dry ice which we use for a variety of purposes here in the USA. Meanwhile Al Gore's "Armageddon" ten year count down is almost done without the promised calamities happening.
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 21, 2015 - 02:58PM JST
Another benefit is a lower incidence of colon cancer that wasn't mentioned in the article. I'm one of those people who can go to sleep after a late night cup of it.
Posted in: Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 18, 2015 - 03:54PM JST
Since Hurricane Katrina about ten years ago, the Atlantic hurricane seasons have yielded fewer storms and less than one landfall on average. Hurricane Sandy had become extra-tropical and then linked up with a Noreaster (cold weather storm) to create a monster that savaged the Jersey shore. But, it was not due to "global warming". Meanwhile, down in Antarctica, the ice cap has grown by billions of pounds.
Rush Limbaugh started an Armageddon countdown clock almost ten years ago when Al Gore claimed that the world would suffer coastal calamities if the carbon fuel consumption was not cut. That clock is within 70 days of completion, but the Florida coast is still intact, the NW Passage is still closed, and the NYC subways haven't filled with seawater.
This clock runs out about a week before the Iowa Caucus and the NH Presidential Primary a week after that and it will be interesting to see how those elections are effected.
Posted in: Global warming: What if we do nothing?
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 17, 2015 - 12:02PM JST
Well, I suppose they would work at home; but where I work, the IT folks would shut down my computer 15 seconds after I plugged it in. How to meet people you have only heard about....
Posted in: USB-powered heated gloves
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 16, 2015 - 04:27PM JST
I remember the author as a formidable opponent back in my California days when my "other job" was helping out Republican candidates. Once again, she is demonstrating the clarity of her thinking and I hope the CIA and NSA folks are paying attention to these issues.
Posted in: Worst-case scenarios that are more likely than you think
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 16, 2015 - 06:23AM JST
"Man made Global Warming" may be a sham. How much carbon was put in the air during the Medieval Warming Period that ended abruptly around 1250? How much was taken out to cause the Little Ice Age that lasted until 1850? Northern Europe switched from wine to beer and whiskey as a result of that change. Asahi and Kirin follows that tradition. After the great announcement of Global Warming, a funny thing happened: It stopped warming and the Antarctic ice cap is now more massive. Some climatologists are even suggesting a cooling period in our future due to solar cycles.
Now, if people really want to get out of carbon fuel, it is time to get back into the nuclear energy game and the United States should try to catch up. One benefit is that a nuclear plant emits less radiation than a coal powered plant due to trace elements in the coal. Please do the "Worst Case" analysis and harden those places against a tsunami (earthquake and high water). How high did the water rise in January, 1700? That one came from North America.
Posted in: Why are oil and gas companies calling for more action on climate change?
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 12, 2015 - 12:41PM JST
They should invite Congresswoman Martha McSally over for a visit. She was an A-10 Squadron Commander with over 200 combat missions. A-10 "Wart Hog" motto: Go ugly early!
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 08, 2015 - 09:55AM JST
I wonder if Dr. Schneider wrote this piece before last Tuesday's elections? The "gun control" crowd lost almost all the elections. By the way, has anyone noticed that most of the mass killings took place in Gun Free zones?
Posted in: NRA may be losing its grip on the public's imagination
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 18, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
I know of two conditions that facilitate fungal infections: Diabetes and AIDS. So, if there is a cause and effect relationship between fungal infections and AD, then there may be a relation between the other two diseases and AD. This is a statistical study that can be done with living populations and it doesn't have to violate privacy.
Posted in: Fungus found in brains raises Alzheimer's questions
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 06, 2015 - 02:54PM JST
This brings back memories of the Greater SEA Co-prosperity sphere.
Posted in: Abe's new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 22, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
100,000 is a small number in a hierarchical organization. Honcho #1 sends the request to his division (10 people), each of them send it to their underlings (100) who then "farm" it out to their groups (1000). The next level down gives us 10,000 people with just 100 fences in their neighborhood to check and the inspection doesn't take that long. The reports go upstream in standardized format (invented by Hollerith over 130 years ago) and the top guy turns in his report in about a month. I know of one organization that checks weights and waists of over 3 Million people four times a year using the same techniques.
Posted in: More than 7,000 electrified fences not installed properly: survey
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 04, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
Everybody spies; it's human nature. Now, if nations, companies, people, etc. aren't spying on you, that's not good because it means there is little of value. Somewhat akin to not being invited to the Prom.
Posted in: Suga asks U.S. for explanation on Wikileaks spying claims
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May. 30, 2016 - 02:04AM JST
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Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills
May. 30, 2016 - 01:46AM JST
Poverty is all relative. There are poor in Japan and the US. in fact, US median…
Posted in: Clothing brands must help ensure Asia's garment workers get a living wage
May. 30, 2016 - 01:23AM JST
I don't mind Putin as much as I used to. He's tanked the economy and created…
Posted in: Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
May. 30, 2016 - 01:14AM JST
It's good for the national government to help people recover from this disaster. This particular policy…
Posted in: Gov't to support revival of tourism in quake-hit Kyushu
May. 30, 2016 - 01:12AM JST
Japan didn't invade Korea. That's a hoax and fallacy. Koreans in the Japanese military invaded China,…
Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima
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