What passes for normal at the Fukushima Daiichi plant today would have caused shudders among even the most sanguine of experts before an earthquake and tsunami set off the world’s second most serious nuclear crisis after Chernobyl.
Fourteen months after the accident, a pool brimming with used fuel rods and filled with vast quantities of radioactive cesium still sits on the top floor of a heavily damaged reactor building, covered [...]
President Obama will host former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush at the White House next week for the unveiling of their of their official portraits, bringing the two presidents together at a time when the incumbent has been castigating his predecessor’s record on the campaign trail.
The ceremony next Thursday follows a longstanding tradition of welcoming back former presidents and first ladies to hang their paintings in the White House. Each [...]
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – Thieves who aren’t afraid of a little heavy lifting made off with more than $7,000 worth of galvanized stainless steel.
The theft happened overnight Tuesday at H3 Steel in Peoria.
The items reported stolen Wednesday included a 1,000-pound staircase that was taken from a flatbed trailer, according to a report.
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Apple may have opened only four stores in two cities in China so far, but unbeknownst to the company, they are already expanding elsewhere in country.
A blogger in Kunming posted photos on Wednesday of a local store which, from a distance, looked just like one of the consumer electronics giants’ iconic full-service retail stores. It featred a [...]
OTSUCHI, Japan | On a misty Sunday morning, a cloud of fog seems to hover like a halo over the temple.
For many locals who come to worship here, the temple seems to have magical powers. The March 11 tsunami rushed up a slope to the steps of the temple grounds and then turned back, dragging thousands of people and buildings with it back into the ocean.
by Arthur Robey
A peon working his bit of land to feed his family is engaged in razor sharp decisions. If he gets the timing of the rain wrong he loses his family. He has to intergrate myriads of facts and come to exactly the right conclusion. Time after time.
We westerners do much better than the peon. We are rich. We do not have to make such [...]
A Strong US Economy
February 10, 2011
By John R. Taylor, Jr.
Chief Investment Officer
When it comes to the US economic outlook, we seem to be among the most pessimistic out there as
our more optimistic view sees a staircase decline, with the picture deteriorating each quarter: 4%, 3%,
2%, and 1%. We are feeling a bit sheepish as last summer we had called for the economy to go into
recession during this quarter. Although that [...]
At the same time they believe that somehow they will become either rich or famous. Look at their role models- they are basically talentless too. It is sad because they are ignorant of the really great minds of the last 400 years.
Kids smoke weed in the halls and stairwells. The boys have a motto: “I don’t go to high school. I go to school high.” I asked one [...]