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Posted in: Japan's largest esports facility opens in Osaka See in context

I've been a gamer since 1978, when my uncle gave me an old "Pong" console that had a toggle switch to change between 3 different versions of pong, and I never looked back. My son would rather watch someone else playing crappy, cheap, Robox type games on you tube all day long rather than play himself on his nice gaming rig I built for him myself. And from what I hear, that is a common occurrence among all of my friends children. I just don't feel the appeal in watching someone else have fun when I could be having that fun myself...…….

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Posted in: Japanese mothers struggle to cope after virus shuts schools See in context

So instead of catching the bug at school, they now get to catch at their parents work place...……….eureka!

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Posted in: In U.S., diabetics turn to black market or Canada for life-saving insulin See in context

This is no surprise to any of us here in the states. Greed "Trumps" everything here. We general public, all of us, from all across the political spectrum, have been screaming about the problem of medical costs for many years, and yet, many of us who are doing the screaming, vote for the republicans who will fight tooth and nail to make sure we continue to get squeezed for every penny we can get our hands on for medicines. Yep, flame away you Trumpers, it won't be anything new. Hate me all you want, but you still won't be able to afford your insulin.

You know what really irks me, is in a time of crisis, if the gas station down the road raises the price of gas to just a few scents higher than the current average per gallon, he can be charged with price gouging, but when the pharmaceuticals that line politicians election campaign pockets do, meh, it's just capitalism, totally justified. Can't do anything about it or it will stifle innovation. That will always be the last thing you hear every time the discussion comes to a close, and prices wills till remain high.

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Posted in: Japan looks to protect intellectual property in wagyu beef cattle See in context

The fat in the Wagyu beef is much healthier than the fat in our American cattle, or so we are told anyway. I've been wanting to try some Wagyu stakes for a long time, but they are way too expensive. There Cooper Bros. meats here in Lexington, Ky. is the only place I know of to get it. I called to order a couple of these one time for my brothers visit. The bill for 2 steak cuts would have been over $140.00. So I settled for Akiushi cuts instead, which were pretty good too, but half the price.

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Posted in: Samurai sword quality knives inspired by blades of famous Japanese swordsmen See in context

Any chance these might be sold in the states? I go through kitchen knives like crazy because I have to sharpen them way to often. I'd LOVE to have good quality Japanese steel knives.

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Posted in: Do video games, mental illness drive U.S. massacres? See in context

Everybody knows video games don't truly cause these massacres, even the republicans that scream this every time there is a shooting. By now, most of the US knows this is just a distraction tactic used by the republicans to avoid talking about guns as much as possible. They bring back this same baseless argument every-single-time. Distraction tactic, that's all. It allows them to say they are doing something to try and stop the gun violence, while they actually do nothing...

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan mistakenly creates sexually suggestive drink cups See in context

HAAAA! This is great, I love it.

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Posted in: Doctors in U.S. say insurers increasingly interfere over patient care See in context

Here in the states, EVERYTHING revolves around money. No matter how much bickering among politicians you see year after year over the medical system, it will never get better here in the states, as long as the industry is allowed, (yes I said "allowed") to charge whatever the hell they want for anything and everything medical related. I expect the next ruling generation here in the states to be able to fix the system, but right now, with the majority of voters still being older, more conservative thinking people, it won't change, it will just get more expensive.

People complain about the insurance companies, but in reality, they are not the root of the problem. The raw cost of everything the insurance companies have to pay for is the problem. The ONLY way to fix it is to limit the cost of all things medical, be it tools, medicine, facilities, etc. People scream doing that will stifle innovation. Whatever. People will still want to be healthy, the demand will be there.

It's funny how people here are dying because they can't afford insulin and the drug companies get away with it, but if there is some sort of emergency and the gas station down the road charges a dollar more for gas than the next gas station and they will go to jail for price gouging. Don't ever believe the big companies aren't paying to keep things the way they are. It's all smoke and mirrors, but it's there......

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Posted in: City begins square watermelon shipments See in context

What makes them inedible? Is it because they are grown in a plastic box?

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Posted in: Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G20 summit See in context

Hemp for the win. Makes good paper bags, and thousands of other products, plastic free. It's slowly becoming legal here in the states. Could solve a lot of issues.

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