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Winter, 2008
Happy New Year!
2008
White Star Crewman,
Halloween, 2007, at the
Chadwick’s
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National 米国/International 国際 (p. 1)
World Leaders begin presence on Youtube.
UK’s Elizabeth II (starts with 1957 broadcast,
but keep watching.)
Japan’s Prime Minister Fukuda Yasuo
Who is next?
Will I post someday?
Will you?
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National 米国/International 国際 (p. 2)
• Pakistani Statesperson, Benazir Bhutto is
Assassinated.
– I was cheering her on for her courage to go
back and try to lead the country that killed her
father. Now she is dead.
– What future for Pakistan?
• Why does Bush not consider Pakistan dangerous to
democracy?
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National 米国/International 国際 (p. 1)
• Went on a trip to Washington, DC and Beaufort,
SC.
• I had to cut it short when I somehow stressed
myself into some weird feelings.
– Still have to make it up to family I skipped out on.
Spent Christmas in my cocoon here in LA.
• I can’t convey the good feeling I had when I got home.
– I’m also wondering how I will feel on the Japan trip in
the Summer. The folks at Kaiser can help me out on
this.
– This could mean this will be my last year for traveling.
I’ve heard this happen to other people, but never
thought it would happen to me.
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National 米国/International 国際 (p.2)
The next few pages have some photos I took with the new
Sony Handycam.
Picking up the car at Reagan;
DC in the Distance.
LAX UAL
groundcrew
buttons 777 up.
Enroute over
Missouri
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National 米国/International 国際 (p. 3)
Shrimp boats
3 am start to Beaufort, SC.
Baptist Nativity
Hunting Island, Beaufort, SC
Breakfast: grits, crab cake, eggs, and bacon
with a corn sauce.
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Rhett House
Christmas Decor
The mystery house.
Departure
Beaufort sunset
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California 加州
• In a past issue of the OS, I told you about
the new cell phone law.
– Another law prohibits anyone under 18 from
using any electronic communications device
while in the car; that includes ear pieces.
• Another law starting this month prohibits
smoking in a car with a minor.
• LA Times. Here is another article listing
some others. Be careful in Kuhlifonia!
Minors,
not
miners!
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Verdugo Hills High Multi-Media Magnet School
ヴェルヅゴ高等学校マスコミマグネット学校
Some nice shots around
school since September
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Los Angeles
ロスアンゼルス市
• Caroling with Steph Truitt, a fellow Marshall
Alumna. She shares joy with her neighborhood.
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Los Angeles
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The Hollywood Santa
Parade: I knew it as the
Hollywood Santa Claus
Lane Parade, but it was
given up by its sponsors.
When the city took it
over, they changed the
name. Plenty of folks
came, but not many
participants.
I was there
assisting the Fire
Department as part
of CERT.
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Los Angeles
ロスアンゼルス市
• LAFD replaced an
old station in San
Pedro, our harbor
district with a new
facility. Many
attended, even
Mayor Tony. No
girlfriend. He
played congas
with a Chicano
band.
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Weather 天気
• At least it got chilly, but not our usual
freezing temps. Winds rocked us at
Christmas. They also warmed us up on New
Year’s Day. November was fire time, sheesh!
Blocked out the Sun!
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SPORTS
• Alma Mater, John
Marshall High won its
Homecoming Game in
a tough battle against
Lincoln High in
November.
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SPORTS
• Needless to say,
USC won on
New Year’s
Day. Illinois
was just sad,
but came up
with some
points to keep
face. 49-17
An equally sad game was
Georgia’s drubbing of
Hawaii. 41-10.
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オルちゃん新聞 •The government asked mortgage companies to put a moratorium on
Business
raising their contracted mortgage payment rates to avoid more people
defaulting.
Gas
prices
are
stable
at
about
$3.33 a
gallon
at
ARCO
•They gave money to people who should never should have been
allowed to borrow. They loaned amounts of money that would be
over the heads of people who were borderline. They did it with
seductive low initial rates, even knowing that the types of people they
were loaning to did not read the terms of their contracts, failing to see
how the payments would “balloon” at the appointed times a few years
later, often above the ability of the debtor’s to pay the new rates.
•YouTube from June; Realtor’s POV; Democracy Now, 12/19
•The problem is that if government helps people who should not be
allowed to borrow money, that eventually endangers the economy as
well, because they will continue the irresponsible borrowing. That in
turn attracts the ilk of the sub-prime lenders and other predators. It is
still legal to do this?! It is still good business?
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Arts/Media
•Side loading Mini
DV
Hokie Smokes! A New Camera!?!
•Harder to
DCR-HC96 MiniDV Handycam® Camcorder accidentally activate a
function.
•Terrific mic, maybe
too terrific.
Built in flash!
Finally!
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Arts/Media
• Flight Simulator still has me gripped. I now
have an outlet at the Screenshot Forum at
FlightSim.com.
P-3C at Komaki AFB,
Nagoya
New Zealand to Fiji,
thunderstorms
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Final Notes
•
Parting Shots: Some animated gifs for your web
page or forum avatar
お知らせ: As far as I know, I still plan a trip to Japan. I hope to leave on June
24th and arrive on June 25th. I will travel around, visiting good friends in
Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Fukushima. If I am traveling with some
graduating students, I will also go to Hiroshima. I will return to LA on July 9,
or when my Japanese friends tell me to get lost. Here is the itinerary for the
trip, IF, the students go along. Do you recommend any locations for hostels?
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