I received a mail from my friend Andrew who lives in cold Northern Japan. Andrew is also a columnist for Lew Rockwell so we are sort of "Brothers in Arms." We are always on "the same page" so to speak (though, often on different paragraphs!)
Here is Andrew's latest on Lew Rockwell (LRC): Yasukuni Shrine Whines Justified? (www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/andy-sirkis/a-shrine-to-war-and-militarism/)
Andrew sometimes sends me very interesting insights and comments. Here is his latest email:
Hey Mike san,
Here's a fun little story you might want to post on your blog, I don't think its the kind of thing LRC would publish:My family was in Yamagata City this past weekend. If you know Yamagata City, you would know its a nice city in the central valley of northern Japan, at the base of some large mountains. I wouldn't want to disparage Yamagata City, but it's fair to say that its seen better days and isn't one of Japan's most economically dynamic cities.
When at the market in the store in Yamagata City, we bought fresh, raw, minke whale meat. The minke whale is not endangered and our fine Japanese whalers, engaging in research of course (nudge nudge wink wink say no more), catch a good number of these delicious cetaceans. The meat, eaten raw and with a bit of chopped ginger is fresh, and tender, and nutty tasting like the best cut of beef you ever had.
Sorry to all you Americans who live in "the freest country in the history of the world" because it is illegal to buy whale meat in America under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Those Green Peace control freaks who love whales and have their own TV show simply HATE Japanese whalers. They spend millions racing around the world to assualt Japanese whalers, but did they protest at all when Obama and his gang annihilated a group of Afghans on their way to a wedding a few weeks ago? Some priorities.
Eat whale, it's delicious!