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Posted in: New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections See in context

I hope many hospitals adopt this test. Sepsis spread in hospitals kills many

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan unleashes 1 kilo of cheese pizza See in context

I travel many Asian counties every year past 25 years . I have noticed weight gains going on more and more every year. Many look like Americans or Europeans now :)

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Posted in: U.S.-China trade war sparks worries about rare earth minerals See in context

America soes not use rare earth metals much. But they are used to manufacture products in China sent to USA. There are productive mines for Rare Earth metals in USA but were closed due to environmental concerns.

Historically when America cannot find a reserve needed the ingenious engineers find a better and cheaper replacement . Necessity is the mother of invention.

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Posted in: Beach Boys' Brian Wilson delays tour over mental health See in context

Brian Wilson been fighting anxiety demon most his life. An interesting story so look it up. He was a shut in for many years and an unethical doctor pushed constant drugs on him. Along with great crative talent comes the ability to creat your own fears. Get well and follow your passions as hopefully you don't need the touring money by now.

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Posted in: Nintendo takes Mario Kart company to court for 2nd time and wins yet again See in context

No law about driving mini cars or carts in Tokyo so who is to say what people should dress like be illegal or trade infringement ? If the costumes are properly licensed then what is the law suit about ?

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Posted in: Queen greets Trump at Buckingham Palace See in context

Ever what sort of special stem cell or other treatments those in high power get ?

Trump got quite a welcome and 0bama watching in envy even though he bowed to her :)

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Posted in: Online symptom checker often wrong on eye problems See in context

Hypochondriacs have it EZ today :) My dad was what I jokingly called the healthiest hypochondriac in the world. Everytime he had symptoms he would read medical books and what he might have. Many times he went to doctors. Luckily he went to top docs cause many would recomend uneeded treatments and surgery that just might hurt him more than help.

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Posted in: Man suspected of killing 86-year-old wife, then trying to commit suicide See in context

Sad

But many elders live depressed and in poor health. I think many more look to leave this earth on own will but few will talk about this.

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Posted in: Japan hopes to avoid trade battle by wooing Trump with pomp See in context

Trump wants long overdue equal access to all markets . Ceremony and ego pumping will not matter. The grand 1 way trade days are over. Pendulum swings to new world competition instead of global parasitism .

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Posted in: Robot restaurant See in context

Japan has always been enamored of Robots . Perhaps they will be makers of best robots in world soon. Personally I think world needs to hold off on the automation of labor till world catches up. people need a function to live.

The Birth of Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom)

https://youtu.be/XpwbNYFvZy4

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Posted in: Is there a way out of the U.S.-China trade fight? See in context

Perhaps it's time to shift production to smaller countries to get chance to grow like China. Anything China makes could also be made in cheaper cost countries like Philippines , Vietnam , Cambodia , Taiwan , Korea , and even Japan. lets give others a chance at rapid growth and bring some back to USA also.

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Posted in: NYC mayor asks Tokyo governor to support ban on Japan's ivory trade See in context

Japan should follow own customs and ignore that Libacrite who is running NYC to new lows. Cultural tolerance should be taught to those nit pickers.

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Posted in: Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas See in context

Must be all that Mountain Dew soda pop and energy drinks these youngsters drinking

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Posted in: Police investigating drone flights near imperial locations in Tokyo See in context

Drones are pretty easy to disrupt control radio signal with cheap directional jamming radio device

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Posted in: Number of abandoned homes hits record high in 2018 See in context

But what of today's workers with automated intelligence and robots ?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Posted in: Number of abandoned homes hits record high in 2018 See in context

Much of world now aging populations. Migration to cities and career changes . China will have big problem caused by 1 child and that being male child most often. Females empowered while many males never will marry unless they have success enough to venture outside China to find bride. This is world of Demographics and new economy. Look up "Harry Dent Economy" he addresses much on economic changes but not on social changes you will see in next 10 years

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Lest take a weak ailing economy and beat it to death. The working class needs more wages not more taxes. Has anyone gotten a stimulus check yet ?

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Posted in: Global car makers face bumpy road as China hosts auto show See in context

A great overproduction of autos especially EVs is about to happen. Watch for dumping at very low prices

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Posted in: Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge See in context

She doesn't look a day over 25, methinks her teen career is almost over. So what do most songstresses do when they need to evolve to new market ? Ask thee many who did this you know so well who made it and wonder whatever happened to those who never did ?

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Posted in: Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in athletes See in context

They should do these same scans on auto accident victims as they also suffer same concussions.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks quick deal on tariff cuts with Japan See in context

Although Japan buys very few US autos Japan does manufacture most autos sold in USA in USA. In many cases Japanese autos have more USA content than what are considered domestic autos. Think overall a win win on Japan trade but some improvements should be made as many Japanese consumers would buy US products if no so heavily taxed.

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Posted in: ANA takes delivery of first Airbus A380 See in context

I wonder why Airbus did not see the trend already happening with 4 engine jumbo jets as many retired Boeing 747 from fleets ?

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Posted in: Paris rioters run amok at yellow vest rallies See in context

I guess the French people do not want to follow the Paris Accord with the CO2 tax :) You know history shows French people very peaceful but wow, they get real mad when you push too hard. I guess French leaders might have to EAT THE CAKE they pushed on public cause does not look like citizens like it.

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Posted in: Sakura motif deerskin purses and wallets See in context

far betetr quality than designers plastic made bags by LV and others

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Posted in: Japan proposes U.N. working group to tackle ocean microplastics pollution See in context

The question is how do you stop 3rd world nations from dumping everything in rivers and oceans ?

BUT take my challenge :) can anyone show me accurate satellite photos of the Great Plastics Garbage Patch in Pacific ocean that is 3x larger than Texas ? Been asking for years now and none can :)

Some have shown the volcanic Pumice raft from Havre Seamount volcano but none floating Plastic patch .

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Posted in: Starbucks to open 4-story high-end roastery cafe in Tokyo See in context

Ive run into some amazing Starbucks locations around the world. Taal Volcano view in Philippians, traditional architecture buildings in Thailand and of course the street view from upstairs Shibuya Square, Tokyo.

But I do prefer to buy local brands traveling.

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Posted in: What are your expectations for the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday and Thursday? See in context

8 years of the big talker with nothing to show for $10 trillion spent gets TRUMPED by MAGA

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Posted in: U.S. auto dealers worry Trump will impose tariffs on imported cars See in context

content of auto manufacturers

1. Jeep Cherokee: Belvidere, Ill.

2. Honda Odyssey: Lincoln, Ala.

3. Honda Ridgeline: Lincoln, Ala.

4. Ford Taurus: Chicago

5. Chevrolet Volt: Detroit

6. Honda Pilot: Lincoln, Ala.

7. Acura MDX: East Liberty, Ohio

8. Ford Explorer: Chicago

9. Ford F-150: Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich.

10. Chevrolet Corvette: Bowling Green, Ky.

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Posted in: U.S. auto dealers worry Trump will impose tariffs on imported cars See in context

Most Japanese cars are built in USA. Toyota vehicles actually have more USA content that most domestic cars as big 3 build in Mexico and Brazil. Europe will have to worry but they also build many models in USA.

BMW X5 X3 and MB C series , Hyundai also builds in USA. So note if they can build in USA and export to other countries know US labor is quite cost effective.

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Posted in: The inside story of the bra See in context

I am amazed how they changed bra sizing in USA. What used to be an A cup is now a C cup. :) It's all about feelings today. When I was in collge the braless look was the fashion . Women had some individuality. Now they all have that same exact shape.

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