Monthly Archives October 2013

Wages have never kept up with artificial inflation

Businessman and investor Karl Denninger blogs on his Market-Ticker site about a recent Bloomberg news article, which says in part (with Denninger’s emphasis): If there was any consolation in the Sunday New York Times front-page article, “In Fed and Out, Many Now Think Inflation Helps,” it was that the “in Fed” names were few and […]

Anonymous Workers at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Blast Government, TEPCO, Speak of Radiation Dangers at the Plant: “It’s Yakuza and Rank Amateurs at the Plant” | EXSKF

EX-SKF blogger reports on a Japanese weekly magazine’s report quoting 4 Fukushima workers. They are quoted anonymously (apparently the standard MO for Japanese media) which raises questions about reliability. But they are interesting and I suspect there is at least a grain of truth in them. EX-SKF provides the original Japanese plus his translation. Shukan […]

Is it time to get other companies involved in the Fukushima cleanup? And how not to criticize

TOKYO Nikkei–With no end in sight to the contaminated water problem at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, there is a growing sense that the cleanup efforts are failing because of Tepco’s insistence on using its own technology and not looking for help outside its tight circle of corporate and government allies. […]

Thought for the weekend

A friend recently remarked that I don’t write on my blog much these days. True. I’m busy with other projects (a nice way of saying I’m just lazy). I’m pondering the future direction of this blog, and reviewing the reasons I started it in the first place. Or I’m just being lazy. As these ponderings […]

Your (American) tax dollars at work

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs_9s31Je7Y#t=66′] iSpy: Panasonic – YouTube. This video of a US Postal service worker driving across the front lawn to throw a parcel onto the front steps has gone viral (3,407,573 views when I visited). Has this got anything to do with the US government “shutdown”, you think? I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s […]