Posted March 11th, 2012 by impalin
On March 11 of last year, just minutes after the earthquake, I woke to the sound of my phone.
Posted August 28th, 2009 by impalin
Japan has been a one-party oligarchy for a very long time. This may not be a polite thing to say about a democracy and a U.S. ally. But Japan has been ruled by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for the last 54 years, except for a few nanoseconds after the Cold War when the ruling party temporarily lost its grip on power. Because of this stifling consensus among a small political elite, “Japanese democracy” has an oxymoronic connotation and Japanese politics has been one of the most boring topics in the world. But that may all change on Sunday.
Posted May 2nd, 2009 by impalin
Here’s some good automotive news for a change: The Danica Patrick IndyCar racing juggernaut keeps rolling along. And just in time for the biggest auto race of the year. Time magazine, relying on an Internet poll to determine its third annual list of the top 100 most influential people in the world, named race car driver, advertising icon, Midwest fashion plate and the generally hot Patrick to position #93.
Posted October 21st, 2008 by sarahpalintruthsquad
Jim Bowles, president of ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. center, answers questions during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska, where Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced an agreement between the state of Alaska and the oil industry to extend the federal export license for the LNG plant on the Kenai Peninsula. Steven Hinchmann, senior VP of worldwide production for Marathon Oil Corp., back, left, Tom Irwin Department of Natural Resources commissioner, and Gov.
Posted September 18th, 2008 by telegraph.co.uk
Thousands of people are ordering Sarah Palin's signature clearrimmed spectacles from Japan in the latest sign that Palinmania is gripping the globe.