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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
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 11, 2013 - 01:26AM JST
Expensive "Ramp Rash". This time, no Korean airliners were involved. [I just had to go look.]
Posted in: Two aircraft collide on tarmac at Melbourne airport
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 02, 2013 - 11:28AM JST
So, this action by Russia may keep President Obama from visiting Russia.
That means Barry and Moochie may not be jet-setting to the land of the Czars.
There's a problem with this? Also, Vlad isn't shedding any tears over this, either.
Posted in: Snowden walks free in Russia; Obama-Putin summit in doubt
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 01, 2013 - 02:00PM JST
Fair enough: In Japan, you have Aso while we in the States have Joe Biden. Want to trade?
Dictators have ways to take over. The Bolsheviks posted a sign on the meeting hall stating that the Congress was postponed until a later date. Then, they took down the sign, unlocked the door and voted themselves into power.
In Germany's case, Hindenburg had just died, the government was in a shambles, and the Nazis were just about to go over their peak. All this was changed by the Enabling Act that was the last act of the Wiemar Government. Believe it or not, the Reich-stag actually voted themselves out of a job! Then, the nightmare started.
Posted in: Aso retracts Nazi remarks amid criticism
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 28, 2013 - 12:06PM JST
I see two people beat me to the Jimmy Hoffa possibility. ;--]
Let's see what the DNA test shows up.
Posted in: Body parts found at concrete recycling plant in Nagasaki
Dec. 06, 2013 - 07:16PM JST
China now constantly whines that it has a right to have an ADIZ, but they bypass…
Posted in: China slams Japan for resolution on air defense zone
Dec. 06, 2013 - 07:12PM JST
Imagine riding a motorcycle under the over pass the moment these idiots threw the bikes off…
Posted in: 4 youths arrested for throwing bikes onto expressway
Dec. 06, 2013 - 07:11PM JST
Nelson Mandela will forever remain an ikon for justice, freedom, and humility.
Posted in: Abe pays tribute to Nelson Mandela; may attend funeral
Dec. 06, 2013 - 07:08PM JST
While i am sorry he is gone and knew he worked hard to do good, he…
Dec. 06, 2013 - 07:07PM JST
Hong Lei has never talked anything but nonsense so far as I've heard. Outside of China…