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1glennJan. 21, 2017 - 09:08AM JST
The period of American greatness seems to be rapidly coming to an end. The Chump and his pal Putin are likely to do all that they can to destabilize the world. The rapid rise of China as a world leader may be not only inevitable, but necessary.
Posted in: Trump sweeps into Washington with a wave and a salute
1glennJan. 21, 2017 - 09:04AM JST
The color of one's eyes is very interesting, but we did not choose each other based on that. To do so seems very shallow.
I think that eye color is an evolutionary adaptation to environment. Brown irises are advantageous nearer the equator, with the dark forest canopy. Green and hazel eye color is advantageous at mid-latitudes, with their seasonal, color-changing forests, and blue eyes are best at high latitudes, with the long periods of snow and ice. Just an hypothesis, not based on any scientific research that I am aware of.
Posted in: New colored contact lenses will help near-sighted Japanese women land a husband, maker claims
1glennJan. 21, 2017 - 08:51AM JST
Admittedly speaking as a layman, nevertheless it seems that automatic GPS tracking of all commercial airline flights, over both sea and land, would today be both easy and cheap. If our phones, cameras, and cars can be tracked automatically and cheaply with GPS, why not our planes? It is an idea that needs to be implemented ASAP, IMO. The added cost per ticket should be less than 1 penny (1 yen) per ticket.
Posted in: Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceans
1glennJan. 20, 2017 - 03:23PM JST
It is interesting that most cultures and languages use names that have such explicit meanings, such as blessed pear, moon, and truth. Here where I grew up names have much less meaning, although I have researched the custom in The Old Country, and they still have the custom of using names that have clear meanings, such as holy, bear, star, day, various colors, thor's spear, and life....you get the idea.
Posted in: The 10 most attractive Japanese women’s names, as chosen by dating app users
1glennJan. 20, 2017 - 03:11PM JST
On the subject of vaccines, five members of our family got flu shots from one source, while I got a shot from a different source. All five of them got the flu, but I did not. I wonder if there is a difference in the way vaccines are acquired and stored at different facilities.
Posted in: Global coalition aims to outpace epidemics with new vaccines
1glennJan. 20, 2017 - 03:07PM JST
With Bush and Cheney in the White House, we saw a sharp drop-off in respect for America, around the world. With Trump in the White House, we will likely see the end of American greatness and leadership in the world. America will go from being the only super power, to being a former super power. May God help us all.
Posted in: Open secrets - and Trump's wrath - will challenge new CIA chief
1glennJan. 20, 2017 - 03:04PM JST
"Everything we know suggests that we're entering an era of epic corruption and contempt for the rule of law, with no restraint whatsoever. " Welcome to the age of Trump, the pussy-grabbing con man.
1glennJan. 20, 2017 - 03:02PM JST
This article raises more questions than it answers. When did Toshiba get into the US market? Why did it do so? What went wrong to make it accrue so much in losses? What are the prospects for the future?
I know that after the Fukushima disaster, both nuclear reactors here in California were closed down. Unfortunately, closing them down does not make the radiation problem go away. There is no safe place off site to store the nuclear material, so much of it is still on site. That is the story with nuclear reactors all across the US.....with no where to store the spent nuclear rods, they are now stored on site. Not to worry; what could go wrong? Earthquakes? Tidal waves? Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Floods? Nah, those things never happen, not in a billion years, which is still not long enough for the nuclear material to become safe.
Posted in: Toshiba's U.S. nuclear business loss may be as much as $6.1 billion
1glennJan. 18, 2017 - 03:10PM JST
Mr. Putin, who routinely kidnaps, tortures, and executes his rivals, is criticizing Pres. Obama. I would say that that speaks well for Pres. Obama.
Posted in: Putin says Obama administration trying to undermine Trump
1glennJan. 18, 2017 - 03:06PM JST
The reason why Mr. Thump refuses to interact with reporters is very logical, if one reflects on what has happened with other unqualified politicians, such as Sarah Palin.
When asked perfectly reasonable questions by reporters, unqualified politicians very quickly show themselves to be buffoons, and thus earn the scorn of the public. If, on the other hand, their only interaction with the public is through statements put out through twitter, or as statements at rallies, then they do not have to deal with having to show how qualified, or unqualified, they truly are.
Posted in: Trump's long-awaited news conference quickly turns combative
1glennJan. 18, 2017 - 02:59PM JST
While on the subject, generally, of prolonging lives, I remember an article from decades ago which tracked the incidence of various types of cancer, by nation. Japan was one of two countries with the highest rates of stomach cancer, along with Norway. Seems to me that the people of those two countries eat a lot of fish, but much of that fish may be salted or pickled. The article did not try to analyze why the various cancer rates were what they were, it only reported the statistics. I would also note that while stomach cancer rates in the two countries were higher than normal, lifespans for the general population in those countries are higher than normal, compared to other nations.
Posted in: Less salty diets would save millions of lives: study
1glennJan. 16, 2017 - 06:23PM JST
In the population as a whole, the risk of a stroke within 30 days of surgery is reported to be 1/4 percent, and among migraine sufferers the risk is reported as less than 1/2 of a percent.
Interesting, to be sure, but that statistic does not sound like a reason to forego a needed surgery, where the risk of death without the surgery might be closer to 100%.
Posted in: Migraine sufferers at higher surgery stroke risk: study
1glennJan. 12, 2017 - 11:30AM JST
I think Americans are starting to show buyer's remorse towards The Chump. His silliness was cute for awhile, but has quickly become obnoxious. His constant tweeting amounts to digging himself into a hole, deeper and deeper. Soon he will have dug himself into a hole so deep that no one bothers to look for him.
Posted in: Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky'
1glennJan. 12, 2017 - 11:25AM JST
Have seen some wonderful Japanese and Chinese films, but lately the Koreans have dominated in both TV and movies, IMO. That is not to say that everything coming out of Korea is wonderful, but much of it is. I find it interesting that many American movies are remakes of movies first made in Korea. Some Korean movies are, unfortunately, too daring for the American market, even if they are brilliant.
Posted in: South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards
1glennJan. 11, 2017 - 10:17PM JST
Haven't tasted any that I prefer over just plain water.
Posted in: Recent trend of 'near water' questions very definition of 'water'
1glennJan. 11, 2017 - 10:13PM JST
Someday, we may see factories in orbit making space vehicles out of this material. If the price can be lowered enough, we might eventually see airplanes, cars, ships, and trains made from artificial spider silk.
Posted in: Scientists say they can produce spider silk in lab
1glennJan. 11, 2017 - 10:07PM JST
So long Barry,
Posted in: Obama says goodbye in emotional speech
1glennJan. 11, 2017 - 09:58PM JST
As another commentor pointed out, this film be a remake of a film made much earlier. That one was very good, btw.
I have in-laws who were interred at Manzanar, but refused to return to Japan, another in-law who served in the 442nd Regiment, and other in-laws who were repatrioted to Japan in exchange for Allied civilian prisoners. At least no one starved to death at the American interment camps. Of Americans who were taken prisoner by the Japanese, about 50% were starved and beaten to death. I talked with a Catholic priest who was taken prisoner in Korea and exchanged to the USA after six months. His health was permanently ruined due to the starvation diet he was put on. In Java, 40,000 Dutch civilian prisoners were intentionally starved to death by the occupying Japanese Army.
We also had an ex-kamikaze pilot working at my place of employment. He landed his plane, and then got out and surrendered. He was given asylum, since to return to Japan would have meant almost certain death. I read that about 10% of kamikaze pilots refused to kill themselves, and that that is why the Japanese Air Force took to welding shut their cockpits.
Posted in: Filming underway for movie on Japanese-American units in WWII
1glennJan. 09, 2017 - 08:54PM JST
What the Beijing govt is asking for is a continuation of the agreement started during the Nixon administration, and which has been followed for over 40 years. The Shanghai Communique between the USA and Beijing agreed to in 1972 stated that there is only one China, and that Taiwan is part of China. One can argue that it was not wise for Republicans to make the so-called "One China" agreement in the first place, but what is to be gained by what Republicans are currently doing? They are upsetting the apple cart, with no plan to make things better. Disruption for the sake of disruption is not a plan.
Posted in: Chinese state tabloid warns Trump: End one China policy and China will take revenge
1glennJan. 09, 2017 - 08:35PM JST
Do Japanese couples get tested for stds when they apply for a marriage license? It might be a good idea.
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Jan. 21, 2017 - 07:43PM JST
Yes, because dogs cause cancer, are a drain on the health care system
Smokers cost health…
Posted in: Man punches Don Quijote employee after being asked not to bring his dog into store
Jan. 21, 2017 - 07:41PM JST
After the right went on about this: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6986019
You guys are suddenly upset when…
Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in
Jan. 21, 2017 - 07:40PM JST
the officers fired a total of eight shots at his legs and thighs
Were they seriously…
Posted in: Police shoot knife-wielding man after he attacks his father
Jan. 21, 2017 - 07:36PM JST
Money talks - even to a nut-job - a capitalist nut-job. Just stop using APA. Simple!
Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms
Jan. 21, 2017 - 07:30PM JST
"Small protest held against Trump in Tokyo". Enough said.
Posted in: Small protest held against Trump in Tokyo
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