Monthly Archives: February 2012

Toxic Racism Against Japan Since the March 11 Disaster (Part3)

In Part 1, we looked at how America does not seem to be over the Pearl Harbor attacks. In Part 2, we saw that almost 4 out of 10 Americans agree with the disturbing internet troll known as “Tamtampamela,” who … Continue reading

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Toxic Racism Against Japan Since the March 11 Disaster (Part2)

I haven’t written as much on any topic as I have on this one; this record of racism against Japan since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of last year. But I think it’s important to catalogue many of the things … Continue reading

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Toxic Racism Against Japan Since the March 11 Disaster (Part1)

After the March 11 disaster in Japan, the world focused its media attention here like never before; but for all the compassionate and good-hearted people wishing Japan well, there was some horrible joke or malicious epithet being slurred by the … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Heart Anymore? – The Medical History of the Artificial Heart

With the current state of technology, do we really need a heart to survive? Take a look at the history of artificial heart technology, and see where we are today. Continue reading

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The Social Network Wars in Japan – Mixi, Twitter, and Facebook

The popularity of Facebook is growing to such proportions that it has some people worried that it’s “killing local social networks around the world.” Indeed, as you can see from the map above, the number of users is staggering. And this … Continue reading

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Rich People Don’t Smoke – The Simple Socioeconomics of Tobacco Consumption

Do you know how much money people spend on cigarettes? If you’re a heavy smoker, you need to hear this. Continue reading

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Blizzards in the North – Japan Simply Can’t Catch a Break

After all the earthquakes, tsunami, and intense heat that rocked the nation, the Northwestern coast are being damaged by blizzards. Continue reading

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