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My Letter to Democratic Party of Japan

Dear DPJ,

I’m sure you’re thrilled you finally managed to take the majority in the Diet. I’m sure you’re happy Aso resigned. I’m sure you’re ecstatic you put your man in charge of the country.

Congratulations.

But seriously, must you hire twenty sound cars to blast how great you are at 9:00 a.m.? One car after another it was propaganda …


No Dumb Bonds

Before I begin: This post is not about politics. I’m talking about this from a purely financial point of view. Numbers. If anyone leaves comments with political hate-talk, they will be deleted with extreme prejudice.

As we all know, Americans don’t save much. That’s one reason why we have to borrow so much from China, Japan, etc., and it’s obviously …


Post-Election Bliss

status: I’m reading Fire in Fiction. It’s actually better than I expected, much more readable than Writing the Breakout Novel.

Yesterday Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (which BTW is neither liberal nor democratic) finally lost its grip on Japanese politics. Mind you, it’s taken…something like fifty years, but who’s counting?

Of course not everyone’s happy about it. There have …


Usain Bolt’s 9.58 Sec 100 Meter Dash

The man is incredible.…


I Think the School Girl Makes Everyone Else Uneasy

Forbes reported that the immigration case involving Noriko Calderon is making Japan uneasy. I’m not sure if the reporter has any clue.

The facts of the case are very clear and cut-and-dried:

  • The Calderons entered Japan illegally using forged passports.
  • They stayed in Japan illegally, again without any proper documentation. They never made any effort to get visas or

Cheap Gas and Green Cars

Now gas is dirt cheap again in the States. I heard that it’s going for $1.50 / gallon. This is great for many of us short-term as we ride out the current recession. But it’s a disaster if we let the cheap gas lure us into complacency and not innovate green technology, such as solar power, etc.

Why?

Because as …