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Ball point pen on today's newsprint An exciting match that saw the US squander some early opportunities, Abby Wambach's fourth goal of the tournament (all courtesy of her head) The US marching towards certain victory in regulation and extra time, only to see Japan come back on both occasions sending it to penalty kicks to decide the victory. Ball point pen on today's newsprint Ball point pen on today's newsprint Ball point pen on today's newsprint   ...

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Ball point pen on today's newspaper The catastrophic chain of events in Japan seems to be growing exponentially, from earthquake to tsunami to partial nuclear meltdown.  Japan is attempting to end the sequence before it reaches a full meltdown and massive amounts of radioactive materials are released. Click here to watch this eye witness video of a town being devastated by the tsunami. From dry ground to cars, trucks and eventually buildings floating away. It's unfathomable. Click here to donate to the Red Cross ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao demands Japan release a fishing trawler captain caught fishing in Japanese waters. China has blocked the export of rare earth minerals used by Japan to produce hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles.  Wen threatened further actions if Japan does not comply. Stay tuned ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint Last August I promised to stay tuned to Yokio Hatoyama who rose to Prime Minister of Japan on a campaign platform to end American-dominated globalization, to reorient Japan towards Asia and to reconsider American military presence in Japan. After eight months in office, Hatayama says his failure to move an American base off Okinawa led to erosion of support and the reason for his stepping down. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint With two college age children, space is a frequent topic. But college students should be thankful to share 200 square feet with only one other. Japan is experiencing it's worst recession since WWII and the unemployed have taken to selling off all possessions, decreasing the size of their footprint and moving into coffin sized digs. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Yokio Hatoyama becomes the presumptive prime minister of Japan after leading the opposition Democratic Party to a landslide victory over the Liberal Democratic Party. Hatoyama campaigned on a platform to end American-dominated globalization, to reorient Japan towards Asia and to reconsider American military presence in Japan....stay tuned. ...

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