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#CommonCore: turning History into anti-American propaganda

Posted by: Phineas on December 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I honestly haven’t followed the controversy over the proposed Common Core national educational standards all that closely (1), though I’m somewhat familiar with the questions of lowered standards, loss of local control, and the constitutional issue over a national curriculum. But I do not claim to be an expert. If, however, this […]


Want to know how badly China has bungled its foreign affairs?

Posted by: Phineas on December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Philippines says it supports Japanese rearmament: The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister. “We would welcome that very much,” Albert del Rosario told the Financial Times in an interview. […]


Japan earthquake: before and after photos

Posted by: Phineas on March 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Want to see something impressive, in that “so shocking my brain almost can’t process this” kind of way? Australia’s ABC News has before and after photos of areas in Japan devastated by the Sendai quake and tidal wave. Roll you mouse over the photos to see the difference, and then go donate […]


Did Obama throw Japan under the bus?

Posted by: Phineas on January 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It sure smells that way. During the state visit of Chinese tyrant President Hu Jintao, a Chinese blogger asked a key White House official about America’s position over a territorial dispute with Japan: The United States recognizes no claims to the sovereignty of a set of islets in the East China Sea, […]


Japan turns its guns from the Bear toward the Dragon

Posted by: Phineas on December 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm » 6 Comments

The New York Times recently published an intriguing piece on Japan’s strategic focus: having directed their self-defense forces toward the USSR/Russia since being allowed to rearm after World War II, they are now turning their attention towards a growing threat – China: In what would be a sweeping overhaul of its cold war-era defense strategy, […]


I guess this wasn’t really a “bow” either, eh, Mr. President?

Posted by: ST on November 14, 2009 at 10:37 am » 30 Comments

Sheesh (via Jim Hoft): How low will the new American president go for the world’s royalty? This photo will get Democrat President Obama a lot of approving nods in Japan this weekend, especially among the older generation of Japanese who still pay attention to the royal family living in its downtown castle. Very low bows […]


Earthquake and aftershock in Japan

Posted by: ST on July 16, 2007 at 12:24 pm » 4 Comments

MSNBC is reporting 7 dead and at least 800 wounded: KASHIWAZAKI, Japan – A strong aftershock rocked Japan on Monday just hours after an earthquake left at least seven dead and caused a radioactive water leak and fire at one of the world’s most powerful nuclear power plants. The aftershock was measured at 6.6 by […]