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SushiSake3Jun. 19, 2013 - 05:41PM JST
"To be blunt - the women in Japan using IVF are having babies too late, and that is why they are running into problems with conception. They are not infertile. They are unable to conceive because of their age - because they made the choice to wait to have children, and (completely naturally) their bodies stopped being fertile. This is not infertility, this is biology."
My wife and my 5 y.o. daughter is an IVF baby - luckily, conceived virtually first time, with no luck since.
Judging by the typically older late 30s/40s women we see in the fertility clinic, my wife thinks all high school girls should be clearly told about their biological clocks and 'if you want to conceive naturally, do not leave it too late."
Sure, there are societal, job, financial issues involved too, but female biological clocks simply don't wait for all of that to fall into place.
Posted in: Asia's low fertility rate opens opportunities in IVF market
SushiSake3Jun. 15, 2013 - 09:02AM JST
I used to respect Sen. McCain - until his desperation to win made him select this clown as his running mate.
History will show that this choice single-handidly threw his campaign under the bus.
Oh, and his decision to suspend his campaign and 'return to Washington' to commandeer the finance negotiations or something - and no one wanted to talk to him. I still laugh about this. :-)
Now Sarah has washed up on Fox News again?
It must be desperate times for Roger Ailes.
He personally slammed her only last year.
Posted in: Sarah Palin back at Fox News
SushiSake3May. 29, 2013 - 10:16AM JST
Heh, the Lions have a fat chance of winning anything but a game of Bingo in NZ.
The ABs are gonna tear them to shreds with barely a blink before the men in black get back to taking out the real international rugby elites, ie: Oz and SA. :-)
Posted in: Lions eye path to rugby glory Down Under
SushiSake3May. 27, 2013 - 11:17AM JST
This achievement is jaw-dropping stuff.
And his son waltzed up the mountain with his dad?
So inspiring....made my day. :-)
Posted in: Miura says he won't be climbing Everest again
SushiSake3May. 26, 2013 - 03:01PM JST
Superlib, lol, good point. :-)
Posted in: Obama refocuses terror threat to pre-9/11 level
SushiSake3May. 23, 2013 - 10:57AM JST
Yubaru, I wholeheartedly agree with your first comment on this thread but do no agree with this one:
"Religions aren't the problem, people are!"
Both are, in my view.
Without religions, people would have a few less ideologies to misinterpret and use to justify killing people in the name of whatever god their religion follows.
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks
SushiSake3May. 23, 2013 - 10:49AM JST
JeffLee - "Muslims again, eh? I thought as much."
This is an incredibly dangerous attitude and needs to be called out immediately.
This murder was carried out by an extremist. Whatever religion he belongs to may be identified at some point.
Let's be absolutely clear - the vast majority of Muslims do not go around killing people.
I'll repeat that: the vast majority of Muslims do not go around killing people.
Jeff, if you are going to play this game, then why not blame all Christians when one Christian extremist blows up an abortion clinic?
Yes, that's stupid, too.
If the average Muslim in the street suffers reprisals, gets hassled, abused, etc. as a result of this, it really will highlight the shallow-minded attitudes of British.
If the average Muslim in the street was not involved and had no connection to the killer, why hassle him?
He is not involved.
British would do themselves a huge favour by stepping back and waiting until the police investigation wraps up before they do anything.
SushiSake3May. 21, 2013 - 10:03AM JST
What place does any church have in defining marriage?
Posted in: British PM Cameron heads off rebellion over gay marriage bill
SushiSake3May. 20, 2013 - 05:21PM JST
Clearly, it's all about a definition.
SushiSake3May. 18, 2013 - 02:44PM JST
Another big win foe basic human rights.
Posted in: French president signs gay marriage into law
SushiSake3May. 18, 2013 - 02:33PM JST
“So we continue to work with the Russians on their interests and everything we can do to convince the powers that are involved in the region to be careful with escalation of military options and equipment,” he said, adding that the U.S. was planning for every military contingency."
Says a top-level representative of the most prolific arms exporter in history...
Posted in: U.S. slams Russian anti-ship missiles going to Syria
SushiSake3May. 16, 2013 - 05:12PM JST
"An Associated Press review of historical documents and records — some never before translated into English — shows American authorities permitted the official brothel system to operate despite internal reports that women were being coerced into prostitution.....Tens of thousands of women were employed to provide cheap sex to U.S. troops until the spring of 1946, when Gen. Douglas MacArthur shut the brothels down."
What? This can't be true? Surely these two American lawmakers can't be complete hypocrites?
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers urge Japan gov't to distance itself from Hashimoto
SushiSake3May. 16, 2013 - 03:12PM JST
"Two U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged Japan to distance itself clearly from an outspoken politician who said that “comfort women” forced to provide sex during World War II were a military necessity."
These two lawmakers must be either stupid or completely ignorant of recent history.
After Japan surrendered, the U.S. military arranged with Japanese authorities for Japanese prostitutes to "service" occupying U.S. soldiers.
I have seen photos on the Net of brothels in Tokyo in 1945 with queues of U.S. servicemen lined up outside.
The only reason these brothels were closed down in 1946 was because McArthur learnt - and became concerned - that American soldiers would take STDs back to the States.
SushiSake3May. 15, 2013 - 06:25PM JST
Personally, I thought 24 rocked.
I loved it, arguably "shallow" plots aside.
However, with the irrefutable correlation between liking Fox and liking Bush, it's really no surprise that the show embraced torture as much as bUSh and Cheney did.
Posted in: Jack Bauer is back: TV thriller '24' to return in 2014
SushiSake3May. 14, 2013 - 07:20AM JST
"the cooperative will study the plan."
Doesn't that mean "do nothing for at least 5 years and if they push us, set up a 'Rapid Response' committee to do nothing even more slowly"?
Posted in: TEPCO seeks permission to dump groundwater from Fukushima plant into ocean
SushiSake3May. 09, 2013 - 07:15PM JST
Scoobydoo, you don't have to bother explaining the Bible to me - I've read it.
I'll let it explain itself:
4) Laws of Rape (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)
If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.
Posted in: Same-sex marriage gains traction around world
SushiSake3May. 09, 2013 - 06:02PM JST
If we followed the Biblical view of marriage, heaps of guys would have concubines and would be allowed - by god's law - to marry any girl they raped.
SushiSake3May. 07, 2013 - 12:06PM JST
Of course, many of us are responsible for the pollution coming from China.
By purchasing Chinese-made products - including many Apple products - we export the pollution to China and they suffer and get the cancers instead of us.
We should probably be 'thankful' we ere only getting smog.
Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea to cooperate on air pollution
SushiSake3May. 02, 2013 - 02:24PM JST
Why don't they just leave us in peace? :-)
Even looking at this photo almost burnt my retina.
Posted in: What's up there?
SushiSake3May. 01, 2013 - 12:22PM JST
I agree that we should all feel reassured, especially since Boeing designed the battery safety tests and Boeing set the 'pass' grade for their own tests.
But it's all the 'ignorant' customers' fault...
Posted in: Boeing takes full-page ads in major Japanese papers
Jun. 20, 2013 - 06:43PM JST
All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
Who has more legal…
Posted in: Iceland kills first fin whales in controversial hunt
Jun. 20, 2013 - 06:40PM JST
Sad and angry. Poor kid. Let's hope she didn't head to beach with the intent to…
Posted in: 5 children swept out to sea in Miyazaki; one drowns
Jun. 20, 2013 - 06:38PM JST
riiight, lets just wine and dine, keep things brief, sign off on the next disaster...
Posted in: Power companies hope for quick screening of nuclear plants
Jun. 20, 2013 - 06:37PM JST
Do you even accept that whale eaters deserve same tolerance as eaters of other animals?
Jun. 20, 2013 - 06:36PM JST
i call bs on this
Posted in: Hashimoto may resign if his party fares badly in Tokyo assembly election