If It Happened There … America’s Annual Festival Pilgrimage Begins

Posted in アメリカ, ユーモア by shiro on 2013年11月30日

If It Happened There: How the U.S. media would cover Thanksgiving if it were in another country. | Slate

Thanksgiving と Black Friday について皮肉たっぷりに・・・

How the U.S. media would cover Thanksgiving if it were in another country |

Go ahead and shop on Thanksgiving: The US economy is counting on you | Quartz

小売りの常識・非常識 | maclalala2

米国では伝統的に感謝祭[Thanksgiving Day:11月の第4木曜日]明けの金曜日「ブラックフライデー」[Black Friday]がクリスマス商戦開始の日とされる。


White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking

Posted in アメリカ, アンロッキング by shiro on 2013年9月20日


White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking | Macworld

How a Small Team of Democrats Defeated Larry Summers—and Obama

Posted in ひと, アメリカ by shiro on 2013年9月17日


How a Small Team of Democrats Defeated Larry Summers—and Obama | The Atlantic

The president’s presumptive choice for Federal Reserve chair withdrew his name from consideration on Sunday.

The real legacy of Lehman: Larry Summers’s sudden exit from the Fed race | Quartz

Their concern was that Summers, who has worked on Wall Street, was too close to the financial industry and too associated with financial deregulation at the end of the Clinton administration.

Now that Larry Summers is out, who’s in line to lead the Federal Reserve? | Quartz

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Obama to nominate Summers as Fed chief – Japan’s Nikkei

Posted in ひと, アメリカ by shiro on 2013年9月14日


FRB議長、サマーズ氏指名へ最終調整 | 日本経済新聞

Obama to nominate Summers as Fed chief – Japan’s Nikkei | Reuters

The newspaper, quoting unnamed sources, said in its original Japanese version that Obama was “in the final stages” and moving toward naming Summers.

The English-language version said the president “is set to” name Summers as early as late next week.

Obama will tap Larry Summers for Fed chair, possibly next week, sources tell Nikkei | Quartz

ドル上昇、サマーズ氏が次期FRB議長へとの報道で |

Obama team denies report Summers is Fed pick | USA TODAY

UPDATE 2-Democrats harden opposition against Summers for U.S. Fed | Reuters

For Lawrence Summers, Path to Fed Job Gets Bumpier |

Larry Summers withdraws from Fed consideration | USA TODAY

Larry Summers pulls out of the running for US Federal Reserve chair | Quartz

米大統領、サマーズFRB議長指名断念 本人が辞退 | 日本経済新聞



Posted in ひと, アメリカ by shiro on 2012年9月7日


Posted in アメリカ, 金持ち by shiro on 2011年10月11日

Panic of the Plutocrats |

The way to understand all of this is to realize that it’s part of a broader syndrome, in which wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is.

Panic of the Plutocrats | Daring Fireball

This is clearly political, but what’s interesting is that it’s not conservative/liberal, and it’s definitely not Republican/Democrat — both our national parties are the parties of Wall Street. For now.


Posted in アメリカ, 原発事故 by shiro on 2011年5月17日

US NRC Makes Announcement From Washington: Fukushima Daiichi Situation Has “Definitely Improved” | YouTube]

Japan: U.S. Agency to Stop Monitoring Nuclear Plant |

“The conditions at the Japanese reactors are slowly stabilizing,” said William Borchardt, the agency’s chief staff official. “As conditions have continued to improve and the Japanese continue to implement their recovery plan, the N.R.C. has determined that it is time to adjust our response,” he said.

米NRC、福島第一原発の24時間監視を解除 | 読売新聞

ビンラディン襲撃の一部始終を記録していた SEALS のヘルメットカメラ

Posted in アメリカ, テロリズム by shiro on 2011年5月15日


Posted in アメリカ, テロリズム by shiro on 2011年5月10日

How Osama Bin Laden Changed America | The New Yorker

Bin Laden, as medieval ideologist and global terrorist, had a record of accomplishment that was as vast as it was hideous. He did more to slash the fabric of American life than anyone since the Second World War. His capacity to arouse the fevered imaginations of young fundamentalists led to the murder of thousands of men, women, and children—among them Muslim men, women, and children—in Aden, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Washington, New York, Shanksville, Bali, Madrid, London, Baghdad, Kabul, and Marrakech. He provoked wars. He forced the rise of expensive structures of security and surveillance. He incited a national politics of paranoia and retribution. He did as much as the economic rise of China and India has done to undermine America’s short-lived post-Cold War status as a singular, self-confident, seemingly omnipotent superpower. Bin Laden signed his last will and testament on December 14, 2001, while hiding in the caves of Tora Bora, instructing his children not to work for Al Qaeda: “If it is good, then we have had our share; if it is bad, then it is enough.” Despite all efforts to capture or assassinate him, he survived for a decade, eventually finding greater comfort in a Pakistani hill station.


Posted in アメリカ, テロリズム, 軍事 by shiro on 2011年5月6日

[ステルス Black Hawk]

Osama Bin Laden Dead: SEALs’ Stealth Helicopter [Video] | ABC News


Mission helo was secret stealth Black Hawk | Navy Times

[同じステルスヘリの RAH-66 Comanche]

Stealth Helos Used In Osama Raid | Aviation Week

Bin Laden Raid May Have Exposed Stealth Helo | Aviation Week

A Stealthier Helicopter for the Bin Laden Raid |