A Heartbreaker

•April 11, 2011 • Leave a Comment

More often than not, a picture will do what words simply cannot.

To all of our special friends in Japan, we are with you and we pray for you.  She will stand again.

Ganbare, Nippon! Ganbare.


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Will Japan, Inc. follow Toshiba’s Strategy Prepping for even stronger yen?

•October 28, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Toshiba and select Japanese currency traders are quietly preparing for an ever-strengthening Yen. Plans include a reasonable expectation that the Yen will plummet below the 70 = $1.00 floor. If this occurs, this will mark a new post-war low on the yen/dollar exchange rate.


While we might see this as a strengthening yen ….

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65 years Ago -While Japan surrendered aboard the Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Vietnam Declared Independence with the words of Thomas Jefferson

•September 4, 2010 • 2 Comments

Happy 65th Independence Day (September 2, 1945) to all of my Vietnamese friends and colleagues in Vietnam and abroad.

Ho Chi Minh at the independence day of Democratic Republic of Vietnam, September 2, 1945

Most Americans do not know that it was on this date, as the formal Japanese surrender ceremonies were taking place aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, that Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence from colonial rule. He stepped up to a rostrum in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square and, carefully borrowing the key portion of the precise text of Thomas Jefferson, delivered the Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The English translation of this portion his exact text is as follows:

” ‘All men are created equal. They are endowed by their
Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life,
Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness….’

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China Takes a Swing at Corruption, Executing One of Its Al Capones

•July 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

July 16, 2010 by davidfday

The senior judicial official for the huge metropolis of Chongqing in Southwestern China was executed by lethal injection during the first week of July, 2010. Wen Qiang’s indictment, arrest, trial, sentencing and now execution this Spring and early Summer exploded into the public consciousness and media, opening up the dirty underbelly of China’s corruption-plagued legal system. Wen was convicted of multiple rapes, protecting underworld gangs & mobsters, bribery and had large unexplained amounts of cash and luxury villas. He was emblematic and symptomatic of big political bosses in the Judiciary and the CCP on the take. His sister-in-law, Xie Caiping, known in Chongqing as “The godmother of organized crime in Chongqing,” was sentenced to 18 years for running illegal casinos.

China’s corruption has become so rampant that the credibility of the CCP …

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For a short preview of a televised program on this topic, click on this picture.

Pieces are being put into place for the Transistion of Power in North Korea

•June 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

June 29,  2010 by davidfday

Kim Jong Un (This is one of the few existing images of Jong Un)

Kim Jong Un (This is one of the few existing images of Jong Un)

North Korea’s Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il’s brother-in-law , was recently promoted to vice-chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission. This is significant because the heir-apparent in North Korea, Kim Jong Un, is Jang’s nephew and, as a top North Korean military official, Jang provides a critical KPA military brass support network for Jong Un.  To stabilize the transistion of power from Kim Jong Il to his youngest son, Jong Un, it must be remembered that Jong Un has no military leadership experience; he does not have the “smoke of the revolution” about him, and will need the military support network provided by his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, if he is to carry any credible authority with the KPA.

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See, also Blog article called, North Korea: “The Cheonan Was Bait for an Internal Propaganda Frenzy “ also located below on this Blog.

Vietnam Looking to Elbow a Place with China and India with Foreign Investors

•June 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

For Vietnam, stepping onto the world stage in recent years has meant admission to the WTO, a Nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council, launching the country’s first telecommunications satellite (Vinasat 1 built by Lockeed Martin)Lockeed-Martin's Vinasat 1 and hosting the APEC Summit in Hanoi.

Vietnam continues to weather the global recession in reasonably well with foreign investment possibly doubling to $15 billion this year. Its largest export market is now the U.S. with over $12 billion last year. This Fall will see Intel’s new $1 billion chip assembly plant open outside Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam is now poised for yet another breakthrough.

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North Korea: The Cheonan Sinking: Wounded Tiger vs. Weakened Child

•June 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

June 8, 2010.

On the receiving end of any spanking from Seoul and the U.S., North Korea actually has a split personality disorder. On the military side, it is like a wounded tiger. On the economic side, with an economy stumbling at roughly the Zimbawe level, North Korea is akin to a crippled,weakened child. Depending upon where you decide to spank, the policy types in Washington and Seoul get to choose between slapping the wounded tiger or kicking the already crippled child. They must understand clearly, if they choose to hit–the “where” and “how” have very different consequences and, like many North Korea issues, the correct strategy is not always obvious.