By 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
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.
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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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: 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
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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Japan. Kazan Retto, island group, c.11 sq mi (30 sq km), W Pacific. The group consists of three islands, of which Iwo Jima is the most important. The highest peak (3,181 ft/970 m) is on Minami-iwo-jima.
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