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    There is mounting evidence that exposure to certain kinds of radiation in the upper atmosphere while on high altitude jet flights can trigger shingles outbreaks. Considering she had symptoms only after flying, she may want to travel overland or by sea next time.

    Posted in: Empress suffering from shingles after trip to Vietnam, Thailand

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    I, too, was there about a week ago and couldn't help but notice that Japan's demographic time bomb is steadily ticking away for this town. I saw nobody under the age of 50 anywhere. No children, no teenagers, no 30 somethings, only jijis and babas everywhere you looked. I am late 40s myself and I felt as young as a spring chicken compared to the white haired crowd surrounding me. This rebuilding and revitalization is meant for the future, but I didn't see anyone who will be there in the future to actually shop at this nice mall.

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    This pond is about 20 kilometers from where I live. The largest fish in this pond are only about 20 centimeters long. Why anyone would subject themselves to hours of freezing temperatures staring at a hole in the ice for such a measly catch is beyond my understanding. I have never been able to fathom the attraction of ice fishing. It just doesn't seem like fun or recreation in any sense of the words. Perhaps someone can explain the lure of this pastime that cost these men their lives because I just don't get it.

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    I'm more interested in the levels of improvement vs deterioration. If 15% of municipalities see 5% economic growth, and 13% see 10% deterioration, how is this some sort of progress? Are these dense population centers which contribute more to the regional/national economy or are they large on the map / small in population cities which have little or no effect on the overall picture? Show us some more statistically weighted information first Kyodo before asking us to believe in your silver-lined clouds.

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    Are the Philippines a failed state at this point? Something like an overpopulated tropical Balkans or neo-Libya wearing a democracy disguise? I'm not a fan of colonialization by any means, but considering the never ending rogues gallery of leaders since independence, they might have fared much better by remaining a part of the US.

    Posted in: Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

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    may be reluctant to return to their homes due to fear of exposing children to radiation

    I'm curious to know if families with children were a demographically significant part of the local population even before the disaster. Considering the lack of young people in Tohoku (let alone nationwide), did these families comprise a statistically relevant component to begin with? That said, even if their municipality were deemed to have a safe background radiation level, until the precarious situation at the meltdown site is resolved, why would anyone with children risk moving back into the area? It just doesn't seem a prudent thing to do, no matter how homesick you are.

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    I guess that only leaves Betty White

    You guessed wrong. Ed Asner is still very much alive.

    Posted in: Pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

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    FYI Geronimo - It's "Fore!" not "4". Apparently a huge golf handicap isn't your only one.

    Posted in: Trump: U.S. must greatly strengthen nuclear capability

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    Had the pleasure to see Emerson Lake and Powell at the Syria Mosque back in 86.
    What a lucky man I was. Can still remember Greg playing his 8 string Alembic, Cozy's solo on one of the biggest kits in rock, and Keith stabbing the keyboards with his Nazi daggers. Now all three are gone.

    RIP Greg Lake. That doubleneck Zemaitis of yours was the coolest guitar ever made.

    Posted in: Emerson, Lake and Palmer founder Greg Lake dies at 69

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    I may be mistaken, but I don't see any Ainu nation flags in this crowd. In my opinion, without the involvement of the displaced indigenous people who have the only true claim to these islands, any protests about this situation are seriously lacking in credibility.

    Posted in: Anti-Russian protest

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    The rival burger restaurant in suburban Pittsburgh that gave him the idea was Big Boy. There are Big Boy restaurants here in Tohoku, but none of them have the famous Big Boy hamburger. Go figure?

    Posted in: Big Mac inventor dies at 98

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    There's an answer to this problem on the near horizon. It is called driver-less car technology. Hopefully, some sort of satisfactory compromise between the 'privilege' (not a right) to drive of elderly motorists and the safety of endangered pedestrians can be arrived at by legislative authorities through implementing driver-less car technology sometime soon.

    Posted in: Car driven by 83-year-old woman hits, kills man and woman

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    Another rude awakening here on the Iwate / Miyagi border.

    Getting bounced out of bed is not the best way to start the day I say.

    Posted in: M5.6 quake strikes 65 km off coast of Tohoku

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    Fantastic news. Had the pleasure to meet Michael several times back in the day when he was doing stand up at the Funny Bone in Station Square. Always great to see a fellow yinzer with his name up in lights again.

    Posted in: Michael Keaton to play villain in upcoming Spider-Man reboot

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    I don't get it either, although Mountain, Hendrix, and Nazareth did some decent remakes of his darker tunes.

    Posted in: Bookstores, music stores set up Bob Dylan sections

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    Morning Wind - I agree with you entirely in that none of the lands you mentioned rightfully belong to the colonists who currently occupy them. This includes the Formosan situation in Taiwan, the Hawaiians who had their islands stolen, the Han pogrom against the Tibetans, and dozens of other similar situations around the world in our so-called modern era.

    As one of the more devout Russian apologists on this forum, I was not surprised by your failure to mention the forced extirpation of the Ainu from Sakhalin and Kamchatka by the Soviets and their continued denial of political/cultural recognition under the current regime. Since the Ainu are now essentially extinct in their former Siberian homelands, their human rights issue is fairly moot for Putin at this point. His track record of polonium assassinations, jet-liner downings, and frozen conflict instigations have long left him devoid of any humanity or credibility to recover.

    In regards to the Japanese and their Meiji era cultural genocide against the Ainu, I doubt the Kaigi puppet in office will make a genuine effort to atone for the right of the Yamato people to subjugate any of the peoples in east Asia to the will of their god-emperors. The word Ainu is actually a pejorative meaning 'human' because the Yamato people viewed themselves as divine.

    Since neither Putin nor Abe made any mention of the Ainu's predicament during this 'business conference', I would ask if you also share their apparent lack of consideration for the indigenous people caught up in / left out of their peace-treaty farce?

    Posted in: Abe, Putin express new resolve to settle island dispute

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    They're Russian islands. Admitting it is the first stage in recovery, Japan.

    These islands belong entirely to the indigenous Ainu. Admitting it is the first stage for both Abe, Putin, and their respective nations in recovering some of their lost humanity and credibility.

    Posted in: Abe, Putin express new resolve to settle island dispute

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    Not IF, but WHEN.

    Posted in: If there's a quake...

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    Too bad they couldn't have found some money for the Linear Collider particle physics mega-project instead.

    It was supposed to have been funded by now, and that project could contribute towards Tohoku reconstruction efforts for almost half a century.

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    The pension fund performance statistics are required to be released at the beginning of July. But the information was deliberately withheld this year until after the election. Who gave the order for this delay and by what authority? What was their justification for the delay? Maybe I am misinformed, so perhaps other posters can shed some light on this for me.

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