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Jerome_from_UtahMay. 31, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
When I saw "infant" and "high altitude" in the story, my next thing was to check the source. Sure enough, the was Colorado. A previous story linked low birth weight to altitude; again, it was in Colorado. So, I was nervous when my son was on the way until he was born and weighed in a 8 pounds, six ounces (3.8 Kg). The girl down the hall beat that at almost 9 pounds (4 Kg). We lived at 6000 feet and the births were in the AF Academy Hospital (7600 feet). Native Colorado folks drink a lot of alcohol and that might be the real cause.
Posted in: Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths
Jerome_from_UtahMay. 18, 2015 - 02:38PM JST
Now, if they could open one near Fussa-machi (Yokota AB), that would be cool.
Posted in: Halal ramen comes to Tokyo with Asakusa restaurant
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 28, 2015 - 01:54PM JST
Fair exchange; California's coast is shrinking.
Posted in: Japan gets bigger as new coastline emerges
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 24, 2015 - 11:44AM JST
This isn't new. My mother saw an example in the 1950s. Back then in the USA, it was called Aid for Needy Children or ANC. The mother couldn't afford to buy a jacket for her son. Mom asked "Why doesn't he get a paper route to earn enough for the jacket?" The lady cried. It turned out that every dime he made would reduce the stipend meaning he would work for nothing. It's a trap.
Posted in: Family branded welfare cheats because daughter gets part-time job
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 20, 2015 - 01:39PM JST
The first comment might be expensive.
Posted in: Panel asks: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 01, 2015 - 01:30PM JST
Wait until he tries to join the Air Force. If his waist exceeds one meter (39.4 inches), he fails the PT no matter what else he does. Gomenasai!
Posted in: Kumamon demoted for being too fat
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 23, 2015 - 01:47PM JST
Before they "cast those plans in concrete", check the old records about the "Orphan Tsunami" of January 1700 that was caused by the Cascadia fault earthquake off the Oregon and Washington coast. Where did that one hit? Next, what are the highest priority targets? Nuclear reactors and power stations come to mind. Can that in-rushing water be channeled and then released? Raising the JNR tracks on trestles might be more economical with the water flowing underneath and not harming anything. This is how old houses on the US Gulf coast survived hurricanes while newer structures were washed away by the storm surge.
Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 22, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
Actually, it's a pretty good idea. After the last two Japanese eruptions that made the news, I checked the Quake sheet on the drudge report and the seismic activity was negligible. That means someone needs to be watching to keep the lava and ash cloud from being the first warning symptoms (maybe too late).
Posted in: Council to oversee 24-hour monitoring of volcanoes
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 14, 2015 - 10:48AM JST
Unions are looking out for their bread and butter, dues paying members who might get replaced in a variety of ways. Meanwhile, in the world of on-line technology, there are a lot of people seeing threats to information sharing from copyright holders and litigation from an expanded group of Internet Trolls who buy obscure patents and then run around suing people. Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF.org) has been sounding the alarm about this agreement for months.
Posted in: U.S. unions gear up to fight Obama over TPP deal
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 10, 2015 - 03:09PM JST
I understand the dog meat is supposed to give one strength. I hope the gentleman understands that it is not popular for some people. I didn't know Madam Park had gone through that experience, too. The fact that she showed up proves her qualities as a leader.
Posted in: South Korea's president visits injured U.S. envoy
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 07, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
New items at the Chitose cafeteria? Venison steak, Bambi-burgers, venison teriyaki, and so on.
Posted in: Transport ministry to investigate how deer got on runway at New Chitose Airport
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 06, 2015 - 12:32PM JST
If you're a Clinton, having Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch call the shots on your case disposition: PRICELESS!
Posted in: Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 05, 2015 - 01:26PM JST
It is Congress' prerogative to invite guests who can give expert testimony from time to time. PM Netanyahu is the consummate expert from his corner of the Middle East. If bad things happen to Israel, then other places in the world are put in more peril including its neighbors. The last time a national leader proposed to make a deal with a fellow whose own book called for the enslavement of its neighbors, a nation was stripped of its border defenses and the path was set for World War II and the Holocaust. According to PM Chamberlain, his agreement had achieved "Peace in our time". This time, there is another book that calls for the subjugation of others and their leaders want nuclear power to make that happen. Bibi's testimony is appropriate.
Posted in: Why Boehner's invite to Netanyahu was unconstitutional
Jerome_from_UtahJan. 20, 2015 - 07:50PM JST
They are talking about .23 percent of a hard to define effect on quality of life or life expectancy. In statistical terms, this is somewhere between the 5 and 6 Sigma level on a distribution curve which makes it really hard to justify. These people want to take us to Bloomberg's or Deblasio's NYC where a soft drink over 16oz (500ml) is verboten and a ban on insulated take-out containers is being contemplated.
Posted in: Lifestyle diseases kill 16 mil prematurely
Jerome_from_UtahJan. 20, 2015 - 07:30PM JST
I can just imagine the reaction of TSA to this baggage item. Also, you have a radio emitter inside an airplane which brings us to the "Please turn off all electronic devices." announcement at push back.
Posted in: Luggage of the future? Delsey launches Pluggage
Jerome_from_UtahJan. 14, 2015 - 12:33PM JST
Netanyahu and Putin are Mensch and thus get respect.
In the USA, our leader (from behind) barely makes the grade of nebbish.
Hoping for better after November of 2016.
Posted in: Putin, Netanyahu in top 10 most admired in U.S. Why?
Jerome_from_UtahJan. 12, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
Some of this was much the same in the Land of the Gaijin: 1. I remember needing that canteen full of water after PT or a march back in the early 1960s. 2. Trains were the same in the States; I remember seeing the road bed whiz by looking down through the hole. 3. Saturday AM was a duty day in 1978 for me; not so long ago. 4. The exchange rate was set at Bretton Woods in 1949. President Nixon burned them down in August, 1971. I remember the term Nixon Shirocku back then. 5. TV sets and also radio sets got the whack treatment in the USA, too. The real culprit was the electron tubes which tended to heat things including connections. Whacking the set would break the corrosion on the pins and sometimes reactivate a tired tube. I saw my first transistor radio in 1958 (Sony) and knew huge changes were on the way.
Posted in: Stinky train tracks, expensive imports and no weekends: Netizens remember Showa-era Japan
Jerome_from_UtahJan. 02, 2015 - 05:29AM JST
That shortage of personal computers was my first thought, too. Paper works without high technology; so, why not an Anime comic book? Of course it would also give the movie due credit. If someone draws it, I would consider buying a copy and if enough others bought copies, there could also be a profit and some royalties to Sony.
Posted in: South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 31, 2014 - 02:48PM JST
That stuff is popular with Koreans, too. My first experience was "elastic", to best describe it, something like a tasty rubber ball! So, I took a smaller bite, bite, bite until a piece that I could chew finally came off. If she had a camera, this scene would have made it to You Tube. Well, I'm older now, so I guess I better be careful.
Posted in: Authorities appeal to elderly to be careful when eating 'mochi'
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 31, 2014 - 02:31PM JST
While I won't say the North Korean politbureau wasn't disappointed about the Sony hack, the probability of their doing the actual hack (actually multiple hacks) is low. The haul included stuff from multiple and therefore separate activities which would normally be protected by multiple firewalls, interior and exterior. This means an outside explorer would be hard pressed to even detect the files, much less extract them. The purloined movies are huge files, particularly if the pre-edit versions were carted out. The size of this caper makes the Los Alamos theft look like chump change. However, if we are looking at a soon to be former IT person who is still on the inside, that is a totally different situation and much easier to accomplish. This vote says Inside Job.
Posted in: Doubts remain on North Korean role in Sony attack
Jul. 01, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
Japan never learns from anything, be it mistakes they've made themselves or others. Yeah, a country…
Posted in: For Japan, lesson from Greek crisis is to keep on spending
Jul. 01, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
Complete lack of logic. I would think that being unemployed and having spent time in jail…
Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of 9-year-old son
Jul. 01, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
Saitama is not safe for safe's it seems ;)
Posted in: 3 safe, ticketing machine thefts reported in Saitama
Jul. 01, 2015 - 09:06AM JST
@Badman bicycles are normally not an issue, but Motorbikes is a no no!
Posted in: Drunk student drives motorbike into Kyoto pedestrian mall
Jul. 01, 2015 - 09:05AM JST
Routine periodic fasting is good for your health, and your heart. Fasting can lower one's risk…
Posted in: Ramadan dinner