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The Note: Obama’s Three-Front War: Budget Battle At Home, Libya And Japan Crises Abroad

President ObamaBy MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER – March 14, 2011

Just like that, President Obama finds himself in the midst of one of the most challenging periods of his presidency — and it could get a lot worse.

At home, the White House faces an ongoing debate over how to fund the government, how much to cut and which side — Democrats or Republicans — are going to blink first on the looming issue of entitlement reform.

Both parties on Friday seemed to come to an agreement on a three-week continuing resolution that would keep the government open while cutting about $6 billion. It would continue to fund the government when the current stop-gap bill expires on March 18.

 

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Three-Tailed Giant Turtle

Three-Tailed Giant Turtle

Three-Tailed Giant Turtle

The Three-Tailed Giant Turtle (三尾の巨大亀, Sanbi no Kyodaigame) is a large, turtle-like tailed beast. It was formerly sealed in Yagura. The Three-Tails receives much more attention in the anime than the manga.

Background

At some point in the past, the Three-Tails was sealed within Yagura from Kirigakure. It was later extracted from its host for some reason and escaped into the wild. Because it did not have a host it was not smart enough to effectively utilize its great strength, instead being reduced to animal instincts.

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ZIP-FM Radio in Tokyo, Japan interviews Michael Eck

So I get a call to do a live interview on a Japanese radio program, ZIP FM from Tokyo. Hello World! I taught mathematics and computer science in Chiyoda Cho, Yamagata Gun, Hiroshima, Japan at Lehman-Hiroshima College. I enjoyed my time in Japan. At the end of the interview I annouced the next song, which was of course, Three is the Magic Number by Blind Melon. Many thanks to ZIP FMm Tokyo, Japan!

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AIZEN-MYOO

Aizen-Myoo

Aizen-Myoo

AIZEN-MYOO: Japanese Buddhist deity of lust suppresion. Will turn your desires towards enlightenment. Looks rather angry, has three eyes and a lion in his hair.

Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Category : Deity 

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Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Hiroshima

Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima

Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima
Located several miles off the coast of Hiroshima city, the holy island of Miyajima is a sacred site of both Shintoism and Buddhism, and one of the most enchantingly beautiful places on Earth. 

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