Okay, the top row only are finger puppets but I wanted to go for the higher number. The Sweet Sixteen of Christmas are out of the box and doing there stuff.
The best part of the UK Election result is it is the last linchpin for a new economics of the planet. The post Nixon era of globalists buying congress and the Federal Bureaucracy to keep the money , assets, skills , intellectual property and jobs flowing out of the US is crashing down. With the incentives for relocation of the supply chains out of China (both from tariffs by the USA and Chinese blatant piracy), the rejection of NAFTA and TPP, we are forming a group of the USA, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and now the UK , with potential for Australia and Brazil to join who will implement fair trade and real win win economics. Canada will eventually come along politically out of necessity. The UK -US deal will begin the complete destruction of the EU as an economic cartel.
The implications are staggering for the chance of keeping freedom alive for a few more generations.... [Read More]
This is our birthday. Please send all gifts to
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I don’t know why we did it but I remember watching friends on a hot day using a magnifying glass to burn ants. If I remember right I think one was from a box of Cracker Jacks. It was cheap and plastic but effective. I share this because when I think of a magnifying glass I remember those days because the Japanese word for it is “bug glass”.
Recently a friend of mine, a retired high school principal is having trouble reading books. As one gets older the print gets smaller. His eyes are getting worse. In the old days the only option would be to pull out a “bug glass”. Luckily, we live in an age that has gone digital. An e-book can’t change its stripes but it can change its font size. It can be somewhere between extra large and huge for those that need it. He can read again.... [Read More]
In Japan, the big holiday is New Year. There is a tradition of sending New Year’s Cards and giving money to young people before they have enter the ranks of society. There is an exception to sending New Year’s cards though. This is if a close member of your family has died in the year. In that case you send cards to your friends telling them of the death so therefore no cards this year. So far I have received four of these cards. It is called “ mochū hagaki“. I hope next year will be easier on my friends.
Please watch this video. And decide which things were wrong, very rare, and normal for Japan. Extra points will be given for picking out the mispronounced Japanese word.
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The 22nd is the Enthronement Ceremony in Japan and I have not got my invitation in the mail. Clearly the post office has messed up, right? Maybe I should just show up so as not to embarazada the new emperor.
What does one wear to an enthronement? A megalomaniac would know I bet. I’ll ask DocLor or Haakon.
There was a big typhoon in Japan but it didn’t hit me very hard. I just thought I would put up a post in case anyone was worried. Brent even sent me an e-mail seeing if I was okay.
Tomorrow, October 1, 2019, will be the day the Japanese government will take an extra two cents(yen) out of most 100 cents(yen) of purchases. Here is an article to explain the wonderful world of Japanese Consumption taxes. This tax hike will be confusing because on some things it will be still 8%. For example if you buy something at Starbucks you will pay 8% if you order it to go but 10% if you sit in the restaurant and eat it.
John, on my Ratburger.org contract do I have a “cost of tax” clause? Will I get a 2% increase in salary?
I am living in the Celsius world so at 30 degrees and above (86 plus) it becomes unbearable here. It stays about that temp for only a few weeks but it sure seems longer (like months). But if it goes down by only about 3 degrees (6) life gets back to normal. Luckily, next week the temp will go down by those three degrees. The Sweat Sock gets to be just a Sock then.
I am reminded of the old days here before air conditioning. If one could one just left for the summer to a cooler clime. For those who couldn’t would fanned themselves and opened all the windows and try to get a breeze going through the house. ... [Read More]
I added baby to the title just to get the alliteration.
I was hassled by a friend to make bone broth. Up to a few months ago I never thought about bone broth or ever thought I would want it if I did. I thought broth was something in a can made by Swanson’s. It turns out it is something you can make at home and I did it.... [Read More]