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  • Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won't go to Pearl Harbor

    05/25/2016 9:59:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nancy Benac, The Associated Press
    SHIMA, Japan (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it. Abe said he had no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor. Obama's opened his trip to Japan with much intrigue about his upcoming stop in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. But that first-ever visit by a sitting American president was caught up in the controversy in Japan over...
  • Japan ATM scam using fraudulent cards nets $12.7m

    05/23/2016 5:43:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-23-16 | BBC
    Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports. The withdrawals targeted 7-Eleven cash machines, which unlike most in Japan accept foreign cards. South Africa's Standard Bank estimated its total losses at $19.25m.
  • Outrage in Japan as U.S. Marine veteran arrested in connection with death of woman on Okinawa

    05/20/2016 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2016 | Michael E. Miller
    Japanese leaders reacted with outrage after a U.S. Marine veteran was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a Japanese woman near a U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa. Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a 32-year-old civilian contractor at Kadena Air Base, admitted to strangling the woman, his defense attorney told Stars and Stripes — though the attorney questioned the condition under the which the admission was made. Rina Shimabukuro had been missing since last month. The 20-year-old’s body was discovered in a wooded location Thursday after Gadson told investigators where to look, according to the Associated Press.
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • Facebook AND Google: Eff Em Folks-Karl Denninger (Google's "doodle" for today.)

    05/19/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.market-ticker.org ^ | 5-19-16 | Karl Denninger
    That's Google's "doodle" for today. Do you have any idea who that is? That's Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American. It's apparently her 95th birthday. Ok. By the way, she's a black separatist -- even though she's not black. That's right, she stands for blatant, in-you-face discrimination by black people against everyone who isn't black. She has been influenced by (and met) Malcolm X. Yes, that Malcolm X. Oh, and she engaged in taking over the Statute of Liberty to demand the release of four extremists who opened fire in the US House of Representatives. (Incidentally, Carter later pardoned them; you see,...
  • Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Obama

    05/19/2016 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 19, 2016
    Tokyo (AFP) - Victims of the atomic bombings of Japan want an apology from US President Barack Obama when he visits Hiroshima next week, the head of a survivors' group said Thursday. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, where the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, killing about 140,000 people in total. Tens of thousands were killed by the fireball that the powerful Hiroshima blast generated, with many more succumbing to injuries or illnesses caused by radiation in the weeks, months and years afterwards. Vast swathes of the city, including many of...
  • Trump Would Set North Korea Straight as President

    05/18/2016 1:40:20 PM PDT · by Theo · 7 replies
    Fighting For Trump ^ | May 18, 2016 | Trump Nation
    In an interview on Tuesday with news agency Reuters at Trump Tower, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump revealed he is willing to “open talks” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. His goal would be to undo the nuclear weapons program in Pyongyang, as well as talk some sense into the isolationist state about their human rights atrocities. Giving some insight into how he would do it, Trump reveals he would start with China. “I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China,” Trump said, mentioning how China is Pyongyang’s only major diplomatic...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Scientists Say Egypt is in Denial Over Hidden Rooms in King Tut's Tomb

    05/15/2016 5:22:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | May 12, 2016 | Erik Shilling
    Scientists said earlier this year that they had found some secret rooms in Tutankhamen's tomb. What could they contain? A popular theory was the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. But other scientists later said that there was good reason to doubt the claims, which were based on scans. Now, the situation has gotten a little bit uglier. A team of radar technicians performed a second, more detailed set of scans on the tomb earlier this year, and sent their results off to Egypt's ministry of antiquities. But the government now has refused to release their findings, and scientists are beginning to...
  • Help ID this Colt's Pistol.

    05/14/2016 5:32:31 PM PDT · by atc23 · 58 replies
    Vanity | 5/14/16 | self
    ___________________________________________________ Please help to ID my "new" weapon. Backstory: I recently received this beautiful Colt's revolver as an early inheritance from my mother's estate. The accepted mythology is this: My stepfather was a navigator on a B-17 and later a B-24 and it is known that he was crew on USAAF battle missions over Jap held islands in the Pacific - throughout the entire Pacific War. What is less known is a little more about this issued firearm. There is no stamping of caliber anywhere on the pistol. On the top of the barrel is a rather careless stamping...
  • Obama, Truman, and Hiroshima

    05/13/2016 4:34:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics/Wall St. Journal ^ | May 12, 2016 | Wilson Miscamble
    The White House announcement Tuesday that President Obama plans to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park during his trip to Japan later this month undoubtedly will prompt much debate over President Truman’s decision to use atomic weapons in August 1945. Ben Rhodes, a deputy national-security adviser, wrote online Tuesday that the president will reflect on the site’s significance but “will not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II.” That claim is disingenuous. To be the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima is to spark re-evaluations of Truman’s action and invite speculation that...
  • JAPANESE HAPPY OBAMA TO VISIT HIROSHIMA, APOLOGY OR NOT

    05/11/2016 7:14:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | May 11, 2016 | MIKI TODA AND MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama's decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed Wednesday said they aren't seeking an apology. Even those who want one realize that such a demand would have ruled out a U.S. presidential visit.
  • WaPo: In Japan and America, more and more people think Hiroshima bombing was wrong

    05/10/2016 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    This month, President Obama will become the first incumbent American president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. That bomb - and a second atomic blast on Nagasaki on Aug. 9 - effectively ended World War II; Japan surrendered six days after the Hiroshima bombing. However, the human costs were huge. Estimates of those killed go as high as 150,000, and even for those who survived, it was a hellish, life-altering experience. [Snip] In the first Gallup poll from 1945 just after the bombings, a huge 85...
  • Japan's East China Sea Military Buildup Continues

    05/07/2016 8:55:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 6, 2016 | Emanuele Scimia
    China’s activism in the East China Sea is goading Tokyo to defensive measures along the southern islands, " Nansei". On the heels of new self-defense legislation, to engage in armed conflicts (for the first time since the end of World War II). Tokyo will close in on China through a variety of ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and antimissile facilities. Key to this strategy is the Ryukyu Island Chain, which includes the Okinawa and Kagoshima.
  • 'I'm Sorry,' Says Man Who Claimed To Be Bitcoin's Creator

    05/05/2016 11:54:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | May 5, 2016 | BILL CHAPPELL
    Days after he published a lengthy blog post in which he claimed to be "Satoshi Nakamoto," the alias used to create the bitcoin cryptocurrency, Australian Craig Wright has erased the post and replaced it with one that says he doesn't "have the courage" to prove his claim. Here's what seems to be the central paragraph in the new post: "When the rumors began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this." The mysterious short posting, which replaces one in which...
  • Australian police raid Sydney home of reported bitcoin creator

    12/09/2015 8:39:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2015 | Byron Kaye and Colin Packham
    Australian police raided the Sydney home and office on Wednesday of a man named by Wired magazine as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency, Reuters witnesses said. More than a dozen federal police officers entered a house registered on the electoral roll to Craig Steven Wright, whom Wired outed as the likely real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous figure that first released bitcoin's code in 2009. Locksmiths broke open the door of the property, in a suburb on Sydney's north shore. When asked what they were doing, one...
  • Satoshi Nakamoto’s Silence: Why Gold and Silver are Money and Bitcoin is but Thin Air

    03/12/2014 6:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 03/12/2014
    One of our favorite japes is about the group of scientists who figure out the secret to life — a way to make a human being from nothing but dirt. When they’ve worked it all out, they are so excited they go directly to God to announce their discovery that He is no longer necessary. He appears a bit surprised, but they offer to demonstrate. He nods. One of the scientists bends down and scoops up a fistful of dirt. “Oh, no,” God exclaims. “You’ve got to make your own dirt.” This is how we feel about bitcoins. The idea...
  • Enigmatic Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto discovered in California?

    03/06/2014 9:48:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    C/NET ^ | 03/06/2014 | by Don Reisinger
    Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto might have been discovered, despite his best efforts to maintain anonymity over the last several years. Newsweek reported Thursday that it spent considerable time tracking down the father of Bitcoin, only to discover that he might be living in Temple City, Calif. It took a winding road to reach a 64-year-old man named Satoshi Nakamoto who not only had no desire to speak with Newsweek, but called the police on its reporter. When the police arrived, Nakamoto -- who Newsweek had been contacting and trying to track down for weeks -- finally had something to say....
  • How Craig Wright Privately ‘Proved’ He’s the Father of Bitcoin

    05/02/2016 12:18:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wired ^ | 05.02.16 | ANDY GREENBERG
    WHEN RUMORS SURFACED early last month that Australian cryptographer Craig Wright would attempt to prove that he created Bitcoin, Gavin Andresen remained skeptical. As the chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, his opinion counts: Andresen is among the earliest programmers for the cryptocurrency, and likely the one who has corresponded more than anyone with Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous, long-lost inventor. Today, Andresen fully believes that Wright is Nakamoto. Now he’ll have to convince the rest of the world, because he’s among the only people to have seen what he claims is the best evidence in Wright’s favor. In an interview...
  • Man called Bitcoin's father denies ties, leads LA car chase

    03/06/2014 7:29:24 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 3/6/2014 | Aron Ranen and Brandon Lowrey
    (Reuters) - A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to legions of bitcoin traders, practitioners and boosters around the world, appeared to lose his anonymity on Thursday after Newsweek published a story that said he lived in Temple City, California, just east of Los Angeles.
  • Silk Road 2.0 'Hack' Blamed On Bitcoin Bug, All Funds Stolen

    02/13/2014 7:20:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 13, 2014 | Andy Greenberg
    The same bug that has plagued several of the biggest players in the Bitcoin economy may have just bitten the Silk Road. On Thursday, one of the recently-reincarnated drug-selling black market site’s administrators posted a long announcement to the Silk Road 2.0 forums admitting that the site had been hacked by one of its sellers, and its reserve of Bitcoins belonging to both the users and the site itself stolen. The admin, who goes by the name “Defcon,” blamed the same “transaction malleability” bug in the Bitcoin protocol that led to several of the cryptocurrency’s exchanges halting withdrawals in the...
  • Reports Claim Satoshi Nakamoto Might Be 44-Year Old Australian

    12/09/2015 3:37:55 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 34 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | 12/9/15 | Stan Higgins
    New reports by Wired and Gizmodo may have identified the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, as Australian entrepreneur Craig S Wright. WIRED cites "an anonymous source close to Wright" who provided a cache of emails, transcripts and other documents that point to Wright's role in the creation of bitcoin. Gizmodo cited a cache of documents sourced from someone claiming to have hacked Wright’s business email account, as well as efforts to interview individuals close to him. The news outlets further claimed that Dave Kleiman, a computer forensics expert who died in April 2013, played a significant role in the...
  • How earthquakes might trigger faraway volcanoes

    04/28/2016 9:03:59 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    Science ^ | 4/26/2016 | Ian Randell
    On 14 April, a magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu. Two days later, Japanese officials reported towering plumes of smoke at Mount Aso, a volcano 42 kilometers away from the quake’s epicenter. A small eruption was occurring. Could the distant earthquake have triggered it? Mount Aso has had far bigger eruptions over the past few years, well before the earthquake occurred, so it was probably just a coincidence. But a new study concludes that the idea of so-called far-field triggering is not so far-fetched. Big earthquakes can slosh around the bubbly magma underneath volcanoes hundreds of kilometers away,...
  • There is Healing in the arms of Jesus

    04/28/2016 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Disappear My children so that I may manifest freely for there is healing within the Wings of My fullness. Do you "Truly" desire to feel My healing Touch ? For as My Wings envelope you is when "TRUE REST " Begins and saturates your ( ( (( Heart and Soul )) ) ) "FIND ME" AT ~ ~ SURRENDER ~ ~ for I AM there EVEN NOW with outstretched arms with your healing in the ( ( (( Wings of My ARMS )) ) ) outstretched for I AM YOUR CROSS ! ! ! Deuteronomy 33:12 The Lord’s beloved rests...
  • Charles Schulz Museum Opens Snoopy-Centric Outpost in Tokyo

    04/27/2016 7:50:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa has opened a Snoopy Museum in Tokyo. The new outpost will exhibit portions of the California collection on a rotating basis every six months. The opening exhibit is "My Favorite Peanuts," curated by Schulz's widow Jean. Boing Boing noted that fans can purchase exclusive merchandise as well as grab a bite in the Cafe Blanket restaurant or the confectionery. Snoopy's creator, Charles M. Schulz, started the wildly popular "Peanuts" series while living in Minneapolis. He relocated to Sebastopol in 1958, then Santa Rosa in 1969, where he lived until his...
  • THE NEXT PRESIDENT ????!!!!

    04/26/2016 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-26=16 | bible
    Many foresee a shadow though they look dimly through the veil, But what I AM doing and whom I have chosen I am yet to unveil, For few have truly ventured to enter in, They look for their own satisfaction and invite sin, I AM The One to lift up and remove and set down! I alone wear The Crown! A true upset is coming but to me is no surprise, So few come and enter in so I can open their eyes, For what comes next is a step of Prophecy, The next president is not chosen by men...
  • Japan's Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots

    04/23/2016 5:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | April 22, 2016 | Aya Takada
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-23/robots-replacing-japan-s-farmers-seen-preserving-food-security
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says [Obama Partying It Up]

    04/23/2016 1:21:53 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/23/16 | Don Melvin and Jim Sciutto
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday. The missile was fired at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), South Korean officials said, and appears to have flown for about 30 km (about 19 miles) -- well short of the 300 km (roughly 186 miles) that would be considered a successful test.
  • Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit

    04/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima after the G-7 summit in Japan in May, U.S. sources said. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, which was devastated by an American nuclear bomb dropped in the final days of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945.
  • Japan's X-2 stealth fighter jet takes to the skies: $332 million prototype

    04/22/2016 4:22:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 22 April 2016 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    Japan's first stealth fighter jet has successfully taken to the skies as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology. The X-2 jet took off from Nagoya airport in central Japan on its maiden test flight as dozens of aviation enthusiasts watching the event erupted in applause as it lifted off. The single-pilot prototype safely landed at Gifu air base, north of Nagoya airport, after a 25-minute flight with 'no particular problems,' said an official at the defence ministry's acquisition agency. The X-2 jet took off from Nagoya airport in central Japan on its...
  • The Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2016 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 61 replies
    Self | April 18, 1942 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • Meekness[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-20-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My" meekness is your strength for it is as you are moved only by the fortitude of My love that "True Zeal" then takes over and abides in you "As a River" forging and carving the path of My very will for your life "In Me" Acts 17:28 28 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of [a]your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ Matthew 5:5 5 “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the [a]gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited,...
  • Kerry's Japan visit paves way for Obama apology tour

    04/19/2016 6:30:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 20 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/20 | Peter Lucas
    If John Kerry's remarks in Japan are any indication, you can be sure that President Barack Obama will apologize for the U.S.'s World War II atom bombing of Hiroshima. Obama seems bent on coming full circle by ending his two terms in office the way he began it --with an apology tour, Cuba lately, Japan next. Apologizing for America is an Obama theme, and he is expected to continue it during his visit to Japan, a World War II enemy that provoked a war with the U.S.
  • Quakes disable devices to check volcanic activity on Mount Aso

    04/19/2016 6:07:00 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 10 replies
    THE ASAHI SHIMBUN ^ | 04/19/16 | ASAHI SHIMBUN
    Efforts to monitor a spike in Mount Aso's volcanic activity are in disarray after the recent earthquakes and aftershocks in Kumamoto Prefecture. Power outages caused by the seismic jolts that began April 14 mean that monitoring devices on the mountain are unable to transmit data, leaving experts with few means to gather information on a possible impending volcanic eruption. This grim situation came to light April 18 during a meeting of a task force to deal with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions set up under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Japan Meteorological Agency, Kyoto University, the...
  • 110th San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Anniversary Honors Victims of Ecuador, Japan

    04/18/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    As they have for 110 years in a row, residents and emergency crew members met early Monday morning at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to mark those who died and suffered during the great quake and fire on 1906. Except this year was different. It was the first time that no original survivors were left. The death of Bill Del Monte earlier this year at age 109, marked the end of the last 1906 survivor — an inevitable page turning in the long tale of the Bay Area’s most famous catastrophe. Still, a sizable crowd gathered at the gold fire...
  • Freeper Sushiman checking in from Kyushu after Kumamoto quakes

    04/18/2016 4:59:04 PM PDT · by sushiman · 63 replies
    4/18/16 | sushiman
    We'd been living in our brand new home for 2 weeks when the first of 2 killer quakes hit our city . I'd experienced myriad quakes in various parts of Japan during my 30 years of living here , but nothing like these . I really thought it was the end of the world when that first quake struck : the house rocked and shook that strongly . I'm still in a bit of a shock so forgive brevity at this time . My wife and I survived unscathed , but eveything inside the house was destroyed . It'll be...
  • China pressed down shaken and flowing over ! Rejoice[charismatic Caucus]

    04/18/2016 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    China's fame will soon be delivered, A shot from My quiver, For where there has been scorn against My Word, A standard shall be heard, Revival , restoration My kingdom taking hold, Destroying this kingdom of old, Soon a new leader will show His face, The Lord Almighty in battle filled with Grace ! No longer will man stand where I have placed my throne, I am threshing this floor for my very own, The cries of the righteous have come unto me, Now watch beauty come from the ashes that must be, A joy in my children from under...
  • Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan (VIDEO)

    04/18/2016 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.rt.com ^ | Edited time: 16 Apr, 2016 02:14 | Staff
    <p>Plumes of smoke rose some 100 meters into the sky, according to local media and videos captured by witnesses. The eruption of Mt. Aso, located in southern Japan, was recorded at around 11:30pm GMT Friday.</p> <p>Since small eruptions had been recorded at Mt. Aso even before the series of deadly quakes hit the area on Thursday and Friday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency has reportedly decided to keep the alert level at 2 on a scale of 1-5.</p>
  • Unusual quake cluster worries Japan

    04/18/2016 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    asia.nikkei.com ^ | April 18, 2016 8:20 pm JST | Staff
    Rescuers and a search dog check the damage around a landslide area caused by earthquakes in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture on April 17. ============================================================================================================ TOKYO -- Seismic activity in southern Japan is mystifying geologists and keeping the nation on edge. The island of Kyushu has been struck by a series of significant earthquakes, with the epicenters moving progressively further inland. The cluster started with the deadly quakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture last Thursday and Saturday. Temblors subsequently rocked the Mount Aso region and neighboring Oita Prefecture. There is a known concentration of faults in the area. Still, experts say it is...
  • Japan's Kumamoto quake upgraded to magnitude-7.3, PM cancels trip to battered region

    04/15/2016 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Xinhuanet ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 | Tian Shaohui
    Japan's Kumamoto earthquake, which took place early on Saturday, was upgraded from a provisional magnitude of 7.2 to 7.3. The temblor was felt across wide swathes of southern Japan and triggered a tsunami warning, although the advisory was later lifted. As the situation in Kumamoto continues to escalate, a second quake registering magnitude-5.8 also struck in the region at 03:55 local time. Prior to that, numerous aftershocks jolted the region that had already been pummeled by a series of quakes and aftershocks striking a day earlier. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned trip to the already quake-ravaged region, scheduled for...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military

    04/15/2016 7:31:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/15
    (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military 2016/04/15 15:46 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES throughout) SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea conducted its first test-launch of the medium-range ballistic missile Musudan early Friday from its east coast, but the launch ended in failure, officials said. "North Korea seems to have tried a missile launch from the East Sea area in the early morning today, but it is presumed to have failed," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Sources said the launched missile was the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), also known as the BM-25. The...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake in southern Japan

    04/15/2016 9:38:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 108 replies
    The quake was only 10km deep.
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshima’s memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerry’s statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Boss From Hell? Caroline Kennedy’s Work As Ambassador Slammed In Government Probe Caroline Kennedy’

    04/04/2016 6:57:37 PM PDT · by bkopto · 68 replies
    RadarOnLine ^ | 4/4/2016 | Noelani Montero
    RadarOnline.com has obtained a top-secret State Department briefing that rips U.S. Ambassador Kennedy’s work at the American Embassy in Japan, citing “confusion among staff” and other “major” issues! President Obama appointed Kennedy, 58, as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan in 2013. Since then, an investigation has uncovered and detailed 65 charges against the facility, which employs 727 people and has a yearly budget of almost $100 million. Most notably, the report revealed that Kennedy often runs over that budget, and that they found $2.3 million in “funds [that could be] put to better use.” There is also reported “confusion among...
  • Deadly 6.5 earthquake hits Japan, Mashiki one of the hardest hit towns

    04/14/2016 10:09:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Australia News ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 | AP
    A STRONG earthquake has hit southwestern Japan, bringing down buildings, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds, as rescuers scramble to find residents feared trapped in rubble. Eight of the dead were from the hardest-hit town of Mashiki, about 15km east of Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu. The initial 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 9.26pm (10.20pm AEST) at a depth of 11km near Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There was no tsunami risk. More than 100 aftershocks strong enough to be felt followed in the same region.
  • Hillary And Hiroshima

    04/14/2016 10:47:07 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 2 replies
    History | 4/14/2016 | blueunicorn6
    A Japanese housewife in Hiroshima looked up from her sweeping when she saw the bright flash. Has Hillary Clinton's actions endangered us? Has her mishandling of our nation's secrets actually endangered us? Providing our nation's secrets to our enemies can have devastating consequences. The Japanese attacked us in the Pacific with great confidence that they could force us through military action to negotiate peace with them. The people of Japan may not have zealously advocated for war with the U.S., but things had been going good for them and they only cared that the good times continued. There is a...
  • Resurgence! New trailer for Shin Godzilla debuts online as fans prepare for his first Japanese [tr]

    04/14/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2016 | Ross McDonagh
    He's been terrorizing mainly American audiences for more than a decade. But now Godzilla is returning to his native Japan. The first trailer for Shin Godzilla - or Godzilla Resurgence - has debuted online.
  • Powerful earthquake hits south Japan, collapsing houses

    04/14/2016 7:15:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 4/14/16 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck southern Japan on Thursday evening, collapsing walls and a number of houses. There are no immediate reports of casualties.
  • Obama Admin Apologizing for America Winning World War II

    04/13/2016 10:54:43 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 84 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Our new motto: Strength through moral equivalenceWhen John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted,...