This is a family on the Pyongyang Metro… the image was taken by Russian tourists. It sure doesn’t look like the shit peddled by Washington, Langley, the Washington Times, and Fox News… what’s the kid gonna do? Hide a bomb in the balloon? Let’s keep it simple… the leadership of the DPRK noticed that the Americans leave people with “the bomb” alone. Ergo, they built some bombs. Look, the DPRK doesn’t have the industrial or financial oomph to build more than a few weapons. However, that’s all that they need. The Americans don’t want a nuke coming down on one of their bases in Japan or the ROK… and there’s no practical defence against modern MRBMs.
America is doing its best to demonise the DPRK. It’s not getting ready to go to war… however, can we say the same of Washington? After all, the corporate oligarchy’s failing, and wars in foreign parts are a classic dodge of clueless ruling classes. It’s a dangerous time… on the banks of the Potomac, not the Korean peninsula. Jim de Mint, one of the most feral of the American Right, recently resigned his Senate seat, commenting that the GOP couldn’t count on “angry white men” for much longer. That means that the Right’s in the deep kimchi… that’s dangerous. They won’t shuffle off quietly into the dark night. They’re the rouges, not the DPRK… God do help us.
A statue in Miyagi Prefecture (Tōhoku Region. Honshu) JAPAN of Jizō Bosatsu, one of Buddha‘s disciples, who guides dead children to heaven. People leave offerings here nearly every day.
Two years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami laid waste to the northeast coast of Japan, causing an accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Memorial events commemorating victims of the disaster will be held throughout the country. Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and his Cabinet members will attend the main ceremony in Tokyo. At 14.46 local time (09.46 MSK), there’ll be a moment of silence. That was the precise time of the first tremors of the quake. Recovery efforts continue in Japan, with officials estimating they might take anywhere from three to 15 years. Amongst the main problems are the slow rate of the reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure and the depopulation of the affected areas.
Almost two years after a destructive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011, devastating the northeastern portion of the country, 300,000 Japanese remain in evacuation housing. Many of them have to live in spartan conditions. Some 80,000 former residents of the towns of Okuma and Futaba in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, evacuated because of quake damage at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, still don’t know when they’ll be able to return to their homes, due to radioactive contamination. The effort to repair the aftermath of the natural disaster in different parts of the country may take anything between 3 and 15 years. The tragedy of 11 March 2011 killed 15,881 people and 2,668 more are still missing.
Japan will need another five to ten years to rebuild and recover from the consequences of the 2011 earthquake. This follows from a poll conducted by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun of 42 Mayors of the cities affected. The Mayors pointed up that some of the major problems were a large population outflow and the disposal of the debris from the quake and tsunami. The M 9 quake and the ensuing tsunami occurred off the northeastern coast of Honshu on 11 March 2011. The elements claimed almost 19,000 lives. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed entire cities and damaged the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, which resulted in widespread radioactive contamination.
11 March 2013
Voice of Russia World Service
Excuse Me; I Goofed Up!
Yolkin takes a not-so-subtle jab at American racism… “They all look alike to me”… and he turns it around on the Yanks. Good show!
Shinzo Abe, Japan‘s incoming Prime Minister, spoke to reporters after a telephone conversation with the US President, but mistakenly named the wrong one. Instead of saying “Barack Obama”, he said “George W Bush”. Abe’s error is quite understandable… when he served as Prime Minister in 2006-07, George W Bush was the US president at the time.
18 December 2012
Grandma Misa found cat Fukumaru in the barn some thirteen years ago. No, kids, that ain’t Photoshop… the cat literally has eyes of two different colours. Fukumaru had been born to feral cats, and she was all alone. Grandma Misa took her in, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. It’s like my Nicky finding cat Tulip in the barn at Jordanville and nursing her back to health. The bond between animal and human is inscrutable…
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord…