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    Jerome_from_Utah

    I liked Nessie's Rubber and Glue poem the best. This is an interesting world. On this side of the Asian land mass we have some folks who think everybody should become part of the Middle Kingdom which means everybody else gets to learn "Chinese as a Second Language" or CSL. Meanwhile, on the west side, there are folks who think everybody should become part of the Caliphate which means everybody would be on hands and knees pointing their noses at Mecca five times a day. Let's not play either game.

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    How much? The dosage wasn't mentioned in the article. In the American market, the available strengths range from 100IU to over 5,000IU. I've seen prescriptions for 50,000IU per week. So, what is the dose used in this test?

    Posted in: Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    First, about the storage battery, that could be two large auto batteries or about 24 KWh. Second, are any of the green house operations in the vicinity of a power plant cooling tower? This is secondary cooling with the hot side at 25C to 30C with a large volume of water. Just right to keep the plants happy at night.

    Posted in: Solar heat storage system tested for strawberry cultivation

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    They have flu shots for humans, why not poultry? Anybody working on that?

    Posted in: Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Will there be a follow up message from Hello Kitty?

    Posted in: Sailor Moon fights against spread of STIs on behalf of Japan’s health ministry

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Vitamin D deficiency was recognized a long time ago. That is why most milk is UV irradiated to generate the vitamin and also why those of us old enough to remember got that spoonful of cod liver oil, especially in the Winter. If you belong to a susceptible group for osteoporosis [Nordic blonds and Asians], don't skimp on Vitamin D. I noticed that my toe nails changed from grey to pink after a few weeks of moderate doses of Vitamin D, about 10,000 IU per week.

    Posted in: Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Lesson learned: Don't share your computer with someone doing stuff that is likely to attract legal attention; such as sexting with a minor. So, the police were doing forensics on Weiner's computer and Huma's stuff turned up during the search. Huma, of course, is joined at the hip with Hillary and the rest will become history. Skeptical minds will wonder if the police were really after Tony's computer in the first place.

    Posted in: Clinton tries to quell resurgent email issue late in race

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    For this to be meaningful, it would help to list the "first snow" days on the summit over the past decade or so. Then, we could tell if there is a trend, or not. Even then, an isolated snow experience is "weather", not necessarily "climate".

    Posted in: Snow falls on Mt Fuji summit 16 days earlier than last year

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    That Microsoft goal may become more elusive as unhappy campers switch to Linux systems. Also, this is a big fat opportunity for Mozilla Firefox which now has an OS for tablets. Google has Chrome Book and it wouldn't take much to make it available for PC systems. I noticed comments about pictures and that is one of my sore points with BG's Number TEN OS.

    Posted in: Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Less salt? Shorter shelf life. That's the trade-off and some foods can't exist without salt such as pickles and kimchi.

    Posted in: U.S. gov't urges food industry to cut back on salt

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    A little over ten years ago, during the preview of "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore made some specific predictions about Global Warming including such things as "snow being a memory in New York City, the Arctic Ocean becoming ice free, and sea level increases sufficient to cause coastal flooding. Also, there were going to be a bunch of hurricanes. Rush Limbaugh started the clock running and it ran out on 26 January of this year. None of that stuff happened and a lot of places have actually gotten cooler. Meanwhile, in Paris, France, the wackos just signed up for more costly baloney.

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    And the reason why these Ospreys can't be permanently stationed in Kyushu is?????? Itazuke AB closed over thirty years ago. I was stationed there in the early 1960s.

    Posted in: U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    There are several things happening in the so-called First World which is where most of the "Middle Class" are found. First is the multitude of government edicts that make hiring people problematic. This give rise to two solutions that tend to make mid-range salary workers go away: "Off the books" or grey market workers which is how a lot of our illegal immigrants get paid in the USA, and Automation. I recently heard of a hotel with NO!! paid staff. Everything is automated from the check-in desk to settling the final bill. This stuff used to be "science fiction" in the 1950s but it's here now and expanding according to Moore's Law named after the INTEL CEO who predicted advances in electronic technology. The back side of this concept is that both chips and people can become obsolete.

    Posted in: Germany can take that smug look off its face

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Wc626:His tax guy is gona have fun with that W-2 form. Not a problem. IRS (USA) deals with foreign income sources all the time. Does Japan have an equivalent to the W4? That's the form the employer uses to report employment status and several different forms of withholding to the IRS. Also, that $20K (US) salary puts him in the Obamacare reporting range but ineligible for Earned Income Credit (EIC) due to foreign residence. That last part may require some advice from a professional. In any case, congratulations for earning that spot.

    Posted in: American becomes Japan's first salaried foreign ninja

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Spain has an execution method that would be appropriate for this shred of human debris.

    Posted in: Man sentenced to death for murder of 6-year-old Kobe girl

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Back in 1992, along with coining the term "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", Hillary was also in charge of the Bimbo Eruption Unit. This was the outfit that worked overtime to silence, intimidate, and/or denigrate any woman who brought up Slick Willy's indiscretions. Later, she came out with the idea that victims of sexual assault need respectful attention. Well, she should be careful of what she requests because it looks like there will be a lot of "attention". Some folks call that Karma.

    Posted in: Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary's presidential run

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    University of California at Davis, CA [aka UC Davis] developed a tomato harvester and the little red golf ball sized tomato that it would pick about thirty years ago. Now, if this thing can harvest and not squish a Beef Steak Tomato, that would be a break-through.

    Posted in: Tomato-harvesting robots developed

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    The world's premier electronic shopping bazaar and the Famous Star from Carl's Jr. What a combination!

    Posted in: California burger chain Carl’s Jr.’s to open 1st Japan store in Akihabara

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    This amounts to throwing away a potentially valuable commodity. It is one of the propellents that replace CFC in spray cans because it won't degrade the ozone layer. It can be used in place of ammonia and CFC in refrigeration and heat transfer systems. Are there any chemical processes that can use it as a feed stock? Then, there is always dry ice which we use for a variety of purposes here in the USA. Meanwhile Al Gore's "Armageddon" ten year count down is almost done without the promised calamities happening.

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Another benefit is a lower incidence of colon cancer that wasn't mentioned in the article. I'm one of those people who can go to sleep after a late night cup of it.

    Posted in: Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases

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