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Posted in: Japanese seaweed: The superfood you can find everywhere See in context

On a hike in the Yosemite Sierras a few years ago a black bear stole all my food but he left me a package of seaweed and that saved me from starvation on the 20 mile hike back to my car.

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Posted in: 78-year-old man dies of shotgun wound after being mistaken for monkey by hunter See in context

Old people should be screened for disabilities when they buy or want to use guns.

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Posted in: Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study See in context

Another reason for nuclear power plants, there's no other choice.

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Posted in: Japan to send senior diplomat to Singapore for U.S.-N Korea summit See in context

Pray for peace, hope that Korea's time to unify has come. Above all, hope and pray that after unification of the peninsular finally does come, our world is a better place to live in.

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Posted in: Chinese premier urges Japan to join 'Silk Road' infrastructure project See in context

About 200 years ago Napoleon said “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” We are the generation in which this prophecy is going to be fulfilled.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan, China to hold summit next week See in context

The past is past, let's move on to the 21st century. As Winston Churchill said, "if the present sits in judgement of the past we shall lose the future."

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Posted in: When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day See in context

It sure took a long time for this important truth to come out. I learned a long time ago in medical school that alcohol is cytotoxic.

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Posted in: China says it got denuclearization pledge from N Korean leader Kim during Beijing visit See in context

Two possibilities:

The sanctions are unbearable or Kim has had a change of heart. Probably Kim has had a change of heart because the sanctions are unbearable. Conclusion: Kim will have another change of heart when the sanctions are lifted. This is human nature and the rest of the world is behaving the same way regarding the environment -- there's no stopping human greed, population growth, and the lust for power.

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Posted in: 9-year-old girl dies after pileup caused by senior driver See in context

Discrimination based on age, gender, or ethnicity is wrong but testing for competency is a responsible duty of the government.

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Posted in: As cold wave sweeps North America, Trump makes light of climate change See in context

It is irresponsible, short sighted, and delusional to be encouraged by these extremes in weather to deny climate change.

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Posted in: Japan protests after N Korea fires missile over Hokkaido See in context

If Japan can make A-bombs as well as she can make automobiles then China better do something quickly about that puppet state she created because the status quo is now intolerable. China will be 100% responsible for the coming arms race in the Western Pacific and then she will really have something to worry about.

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Posted in: Atomic Energy Commission supports nuclear power despite Fukushima See in context

Nuclear power is scary but it is becoming more obvious every day that big oil has no future. The 1800 meters of atmosphere we depend upon for our breath can't absorb much more of that filthy stuff. Not a pleasant choice.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea, U.S. demand greater Chinese effort on N Korea See in context

Douglas MacArthur would have solved this problem way back in 1951 but Harry Truman, who caused this nightmare in the first place, fired him. North Korea is a creation of China.

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Posted in: Tight fit See in context

There are no older people in this photo, why not?

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Posted in: Japan's draconian marijuana laws against ongoing trends See in context

Marijuana, tobacco & alcohol -- how much better our world would be if they were gone. God only knows the misery they have caused the human family. Winston Churchill said, in regard to alcohol, "I got more out of it than it got out of me." Hardly anyone is that fortunate.

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Posted in: Duterte tells Obama 'you can go to hell;' warns of breakup See in context

It's scary to think of what Duterte would do here in America, where 24.6 million (9.4%) of the population uses illegal drugs. California's Governor Brown said he would not sign a bill legalizing marijuana because he "didn't want to govern a State full of dummies" so the choice seems to be Duterte or dummies.

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Posted in: Nap time See in context

They look so peaceful, let them alone -- makes me want to take a nap too.

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Posted in: What is the best way for the international community to deal with North Korea? See in context

I think shonanbb's comment above is hilarious and appropriate. North Korea is so outrageous that the best reaction is just to laugh - if you can. If you are a direct victim of their madness then just pray and forgive them because they don't know what they are doing.

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Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation? See in context

Vocal fry and up-speak (high rise terminal) are annoying.

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Posted in: Japan announces changes to refugee system See in context

What is is happening now in Europe is an invasion and if history is any guide ("reconquista") they will eventually expel these Muslim foreigners. The followers of Mohammed have always offered "infidels" (that's everyone but them) three choices -- conversion, the sword, or tribute ("my way or the highway.") They worship a violent, immoral man who had 16 wives (plus many concubines), the youngest of whom (Ayesha) was 9 years old. Europe is setting up future generations for profound cultural shock and horrific violence. The USA, by killing Saddam Hussein and destabilizing Bashar Al-Assad, is directly responsible for the current Middle East violence. Japan will be an island of tranquility in a future world of chaos.

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Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable? See in context

President Harry Truman was a haberdasher. He was not an educated man. He made the decision to drop THE BOMB during the Potsdam conference, responding to a note that said it was "ready" by spontaneously telling the note bearer to "use it." Worse yet, he delegated the authority to continue using this horrific weapon to the generals. Not only was he incapable of reflective thinking, but he was also very temperamental and violent -- as we see from his violent letter to a Washington Post reporter's panning of his daughter's singing abilities. According to Justice William O. Douglas, FDR would not have used this weapon. We offered to drop A-BOMBS in Viet-Nam for the French but they refused, and, of course, Barry Goldwater campaigned on the promise of using nuclear weapons in Viet-Nam. Violence is as American as apple pie.

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Posted in: Russia begins military exercises around Pacific islands also claimed by Japan See in context

Thanks to Douglas MacArthur, who threatened to "arrest them," the Russians were kept out of all of Japan after WWII.

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Posted in: Elephants possess superior sense of smell, Japanese study shows See in context

We should give them a country all to and for themselves, no humans allowed.

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Posted in: Heat effect See in context

She is beautiful even when distressed

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Posted in: Maori welcome See in context

This is hilarious but the prime minister & wife obviously don't see the humor. Compare this with Kate & Prince George's Maori welcome in April, 2014.

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Posted in: U.S. condemns N Korea's racist remarks about Obama See in context

How scary that one person can make life so miserable for so many others. Is this a preview of the future when the Tsunami of Climate Change arrives? We need to make some radically unpopular changes now before it is too late and they are forced upon us. Here are a few of the easier changes we need to make now before it gets really hard: all pets illegal, all air traffic illegal, cars must get 50 MPG, add $1.00 environmental tax to each gallon of gasoline, all vegetarian diet --- no more meat eating, and of course stop population growth. I know this sounds ridiculous and impossible but the other choice is do nothing and become like North Korea. BTW, I practice most of those changes mentioned above and if you don't then we need to find another planet for you to live on because this one will be uninhabitable soon.

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Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry See in context

I am thinking about the recent autopsy reports that indicate some of the children had died just before they were taken out of the ferry. If some of these children were alive all this time (the thought is unbearable) it means that South Korean officials refused proximate help that would have made a difference from the worlds's second largest navy.

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Posted in: Hague Treaty on child abductions goes into effect in Japan See in context

Japan needs to show good faith here because respect for international law is essential with China and Russia throwing their weight around. North Korea is a creation of China and a preview of the future if there is no rule of law.

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Posted in: No trace of 7 Japanese divers missing off Bali See in context

So far it looks like the skipper left the scene and didn't get back to the same spot in time. Running out of gas is much worse than bad planning -- it's unforgivable. None of the divers who were underwater during the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami died. I've had a few scares being too far from the boat when resurfacing.

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Posted in: 2 men die after falling off temple roof while clearing snow See in context

Some basic training in rock climbing and a few simple, inexpensive pieces of equipment would save a lot of pain and problems.

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