presto345's past comments

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    presto345

    Yes, Mr. Obama, it has taken a few centuries and it will take a few more, or forever, or until the settlers' descendants realize what they created, their purpose and its consequences.

    Posted in: Obama: Racism, bias in U.S. will take time to tackle

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    presto345

    I find rice boring, bland and unfulfilling definitely one of the least satisfying foods ever

    There will be those saying the same about bread, pasta, potatoes. You are entitled to your opinion but these foods do not replace dairy products like milk.

    Please allow me to post this quote:

    Research continues to identify positive ways that milk impacts health. In addition to dairy building healthy bones, consuming milk, cheese and yogurt can boost immunity, lower blood pressure, reduce risk of diabetes, reduce risk for some cancers and help maintain your weight. Milk is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is important throughout life and specifically for athletes and the elderly.

    I have mentioned it before, there is rice available in this country that is very, very tasty, if properly cooked (which seems to be a problem for many people) and there is a lot of rice that is not tasty. Give the kids tasty rice, by all means, but not as a replacement for milk. There is also very tasty milk and the opposite variety. I personally could not stomach the milk when I first came to Japan, but now have discovered delicious milk, which, of course, costs, like butter, 4 to 10 times as much as in western Europe. Could that be the reason to remove it from the menus?

    Is milk bad for you? Are dairy products bad for humans? Look at the Scandinavians, west Europeans, the people of the Caucasus, whose diets have included dairy products, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt for many centuries.

    Removing milk from school lunches, from children's diets, is a big mistake, But if you know better, how to provide the calcium in 200 ml milk, 200 mg or so, through another daily source, please enlighten me, us and the board of education.

    200 g of rice will yield no more than 1/10, 20 mg of calcium.

    Posted in: Niigata town drops milk from school lunches

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    A mere 20% after TEN years?? Are they serious? Let them choose a district in Tokyo and equip it with a high density of subsidized solar electricity generating houses/buildings to show they ARE serious about this. NOW. The technology is there. The political will is not. A report about goals to be realized in 10 years lacks credibility. Who will be the governor then?

    Posted in: Tokyo sets goal for renewable energy introduction

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    presto345

    In another book featured by the advertisement, Koshimizu claims the Holocaust was a “fabrication” designed to establish the state of Israel.

    Isn't this punishable falsification of history? Are there publishers that print this Koshimizu's books?

    Posted in: Sankei newspaper apologizes over ad for anti-Semitic books

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    presto345

    Extremely bright lights on motor vehicles is a problem here. Drivers tend to turn on all the lights they have, which includes fog lights and wide beams even when totally unnecessary, after it has become completely dark. Of course traffic regulations are not enforced and drivers' awareness of the dangers of blinding other motorists is about zero. Stopping on an expressway to show one's irritation however is utterly stupid and asking for a disaster to happen. The moron will have his license taken away, but that won't atone for the deaths he and the trucker caused. Two young men robbed of their lives by irresponsible drivers.

    Posted in: 2 killed, 5 injured in 3-vehicle pile-up on Miyagi expressway

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    presto345

    In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un.

    And so be it. After him no more of the same.

    Posted in: N Korea forbids people from using same name as leader

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    presto345

    Kimita Onsen, Mori-no-Izumi, Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

    Posted in: What's the best onsen facility you have been to in Japan?

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    presto345

    Furikake, junk food! OD-ing on furikake, which comes in packets of 1.9 grams, seems a remote possibility.

    And on rice. Many farmers produce very tasty rice that you won't find in your local super store or supermarkets. If you've never had it of course you won't know what it tastes like. Another fact is that many people don't know how to properly cook rice. Unfortunately the local government budget cannot afford tasty rice for the school kids. They should hire someone like Jamie Oliver. Until they do furikake souns fine to me.

    Posted in: Osaka mayor weighs in on school lunch debate

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    presto345

    This paper probably long ago lost its mission of reporting the truth.

    Apologies if ambiguous. By 'This paper' I meant the Yomiuri.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

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    presto345

    Just read in a Dutch newspaper WW2 Dutch Indies veterans find the Yomiuri Shinbun comfort women denial, the denial of organized prostitution, claiming no women were forced into prostitution, shocking and disgusting. This paper probably long ago lost its mission of reporting the truth.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

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    presto345

    Come on JT, please, let someone re-translate the original article, because this is noodle soup. Turbo charged internal combustion engines use turbine compressors to boost power of those engines. In the EER system the turbine generates electricity. Is that more efficient than the direct power boost of the former set up, I wonder?

    Posted in: Exhaust gas used to generate electricity, assist car engine

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    presto345

    Yes, walking in the middle of the street is definitely a public hazard which should not be allowed, punishable with death.

    Posted in: North Korea slams U.S. as racist, human rights 'tundra'

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    presto345

    A leading newspaper in falsifying historical facts? A prime minister in the 21st century leading the leading newspaper? Double shame. The historical truth of forced prostitution and second the denial. Read that as Japan Today.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

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    presto345

    Unbelievable waste of energy.

    Posted in: 1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record

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    presto345

    It's a familiar scenario: white cop shoots and kills black man and gets exonerated.

    Forgot to add: "Sparking unrest".

    It's not hard to imagine who do the quick thumb down on my statement. Could it be those who refuse to accept, understand the underlying reasons for the position of the black man in the US?

    Posted in: More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

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    presto345

    It's a familiar scenario: white cop shoots and kills black man and gets exonerated.

    Posted in: More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

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    presto345

    Hyakuta’s take on that mix of reality and fiction? “‘The Wind Rises’ is full of lies.”

    I doubt Miyazaki intended to produce a historically correct documentary. He wanted to raise awareness of the Zero machine, the people who designed it and why and its influence in the Pacific War.

    “I’m just a simple patriot,” he asserted. “Who I hate are people with anti-Japanese or traitorous sentiments.”

    Very strong language, especially the term 'traitorous'.

    And, we’re guessing, people named Hayao Miyazaki, too.

    We guessing, Casey Baseel, who are you guessing for? Just yourself or do you have a larger mandate? Don't trump up assumptions, come up with positive proof, don't defame Miyazaki without that.

    Posted in: Author says 'The Wind Rises' is full of lies

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    presto345

    Chacun son goût! every (wo)man to his taste.

    Posted in: Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives

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    presto345

    No need to bend over backwards to accommodate those not ready to explore different cultures, different lands, cuisine. Why would one travel abroad if not prepared to explore a different environment?

    Posted in: Japan tries to tap growing Muslim tourist market

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    presto345

    Russia ( read: `Putin') (his) actions are increasingly becoming more aggressive and more irritating. Do the Russians really want this man (?) as someone leading the country into another cold war that will bring no benefit at all except memories of e.g. Stalin who had no respect for his countrymen?

    Posted in: For 26th time, U.N. has emergency meeting on Ukraine

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