Post Tagged with: "Japan"

November 20, 2012 06:54

“Entirely Self-Made” Debt Crisis; I Love My Family But …

The average 7th grader likely understands that he cannot spend more money than he has for years on end. The average economist does not.

October 16, 2012 05:30

China flexes muscle in South China Sea under weak Obama

What has raised quite a few heart beats from the Kremlin to the Pentagon was that as a show of force to Japan, China put its first aircraft carrier–Liaoning—into commission right in the middle the Taiwan-Japan vessel showdown.

July 5, 2012 06:20

Japan nuke disaster “man-made”

“It was a profoundly man-made disaster – that could and should have been foreseen and prevented.” – BBC News

November 4, 2011 04:00

Bill Gates Urges Obama to Embrace Global Tax

[T]he Gates Foundation, proposes a financial transaction tax (FTT) as well as taxes on tobacco, aviation and bunker fuel, and carbon (energy), by G20 countries and other members of the European Union.

March 16, 2011 05:44

27 Signs That The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us

If radiation released by a damaged nuclear reactor got up into the jet stream, the first major land mass that it would encounter would be North America. In fact, the jet stream commonly takes air from over Japan directly over the west coast of the United States.

March 15, 2011 01:15

$5 Gasoline By Japan Quake?

It may not cause crude oil to spike up, but it will most likely test whether consumers are going to be willing to pay $5 per gallon for gasoline and diesel fuel in the U.S.

February 25, 2011 12:27

Top 12 Countries Most Likely To Go Belly Up

Europe trumps all other regions with 11 out of twelve courtiers rated as “extreme risk.” However, quite surprisingly, only one PIIGS country–Italy which takes the top spot–is in the top 12.

February 1, 2011 09:53

Japan volcano video: Powerful explosion creates huge plume, shatters windows

A Japanese volcano that recently roared back into life, has erupted with its biggest explosion yet, sending a huge plume of gas and rocks into the sky. The blast also downed trees and broke hundreds of windows some 8 kilometres away. Officials urged over a thousand locals to leave their homes as streams of lava, ash and possible landslides posed a threat. The Shinmoedake volcano erupted last week for the first time in 52 years.

January 28, 2011 08:18

Moody’s Says Time Running Out for U.S. as S&P Cuts Japan

Moody’s Investors Service said it may need to place a “negative” outlook on the Aaa rating of U.S. debt sooner than anticipated as the country’s budget deficit widens.

December 30, 2010 07:36

In Praise of Children

Rediscovering the importance of children will also require reawakening a sense of self-reliance and lessening our dependence upon government as a de facto parent and caregiver. We could also do worse than to rekindle the idea of having children as a necessary social good – an unselfish act that perpetuates our civilization.