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Posted in: Back for a 4th Olympics run, LeBron James says gold is all that matters See in context

Anthony Edwards will be the best player in the Olympics

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter to plead guilty over $17 mil fraud See in context

My coworker decided to bet ¥10,000 on an NBA basketball game. He lost it. He said, “Ah, it’s just ¥10,000.”

The time between his decision to bet and actually placing that bet was only about 15 seconds “thanks” to his smart phone app. I had no idea this was even possible. I just can’t believe how easy it’s become to gamble.

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Posted in: Brazil's Lula invites Kishida to eat his country's beef See in context

Also, nothing more toxic than monocrop agriculture.

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Posted in: Brazil's Lula invites Kishida to eat his country's beef See in context

Brazilian beef ought to be treated by the international community like it is toxic until it can be shown to not impact the rainforest.

and hold western countries to the same standard

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Posted in: Brazil's Lula invites Kishida to eat his country's beef See in context

Brazil has the same right to deforestation as western countries.

Brazil beef cattle production systems can be considered as “grass-fed based”, since all breeding and rearing are made on pastures, and only 7.5% (Brazilian Association of Feedlot Producers), or even less, of the slaughtered cattle are finished on feedlots, and for a short period of time.

so much for the antibiotics misinformation.

obviously beef doesn’t cause cancer.

it will quadruple the strength of your mitochondria. If your mitochondria is strong you can’t get cancer

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Posted in: Driver arrested after fatally hitting woman on crosswalk in Hiroshima See in context

Yellow: proceed with caution.

who drives/walks at that time of the day anyway? You’re just asking for trouble

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Posted in: Kashiwazaki nuclear plant better coped to deal with terrorism: IAEA See in context

There’s no terrorist threat for nuclear power plants. More fear mongering from this anti-nuclear site. Everyone knows that the uranium is not weapons grade. There are armed guards.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after traffic dispute in Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

He wasn’t walking back to talk to him. He was walking back to berate him. People need to control their emotions when they’re driving. Also leave on time so you don’t have to be impatient.

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor to resign after gaffe insulting vegetable sellers See in context

Unbelievably disrespectful. I see people like this every day though.

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Posted in: Japan health supplements linked to 157 hospitalizations See in context

Cholesterol: A superhero not a villain

Transporting building blocks and nutrients in addition to fending off bacteria (infections) as part of our immune response

Higher levels of LDL cholesterol are protective and increase longevity.

average total cholesterol in Japan is about 184. In the US? About 143. Which country has a greater longevity?

You DO NOT need to LOWER CHOLESTEROL, you need to LOWER INSULIN/INFLAMMATION.  The true drivers of CVD.

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Posted in: Here are the big hurdles to the global push to build up renewable energy See in context

We want reliable electricity 24/7/365. Therefore, we want nuclear power not renewable energy.

we want cheap electricity for a long time. We don’t want some thing that we have to rebuild every 15 to 20 years.

windmills in the ocean are the dumbest thing ever.

renewable advocates completely ignore delivery costs and claim that the fuel is free.

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Posted in: Ohtani's interpreter fired by Dodgers after allegations of illegal gambling, theft from star See in context

Mizuhara seems to be the fall guy.

why did Ohtani pay the bookie directly?

why did Ohtani announce his marriage at this time?

why does Ohtani never speak?

what else is he hiding?

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Posted in: BYD to launch new EV in Japan yearly through 2026 to gain foothold See in context

Insufficient infrastructure and high price are the reasons for slow adoption

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Posted in: Japan to revise official romanization rules for 1st time in 70 years See in context

Was that so hard?

It’s not like you’re moving a graveyard.

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Posted in: Nissan plans self-driving mobility service in Japan from FY2027 See in context

Waymo said its vehicle was at a complete stop at a four-way intersection when a large truck crossed the intersection in its direction. At its turn to proceed, the Waymo car moved forward.

However, the cyclist, who was obscured by the truck which the cyclist was following, took a left turn into the Waymo vehicle's path. When the cyclist was fully visible, the Waymo's vehicle braked heavily, but wasn't able to avoid the collision, the company said.

Conclusion: Still easier and safer to use Waymo

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Posted in: Say that to my face: Djokovic challenges heckler in testy 2nd-round win at Australian Open See in context

Aussies are known for being crude at tennis matches

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Posted in: Women's health gap costs $1 trillion worldwide: report See in context

The focus on breast cancer is way higher than it is on prostate cancer. Is that for men’s benefit too?

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Posted in: 3-meter tsunami reached nuclear plant after powerful Japan quake See in context

How we know that Tsunami won't go above 15 m or 3 m in Ishikawa, we just got lucky this time.

i’m pro nuclear because I care about future generations and I think we have to expect tsunamis of 15 m every 300 years or so. What does that have to do with nuclear? The Fukushima meltdown was caused by human error; venting hydrogen inside the reactor. How many people died? Zero. Modern reactors have automatic shut down systems. There’s no place I’d rather be in an earthquake than in a nuclear reactor

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Posted in: One-third of Japan's unmarried adults under 50 have never dated See in context

Just talking to a pretty girl will get you higher than any drug-including crack! That’s what I tell my kids and I want them to date a variety of ladies

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Posted in: Driver arrested after his car drags cyclist for 60 meters See in context

The cyclist was deservedly angry. Young guys are terrible hothead drivers in general. I’ve had numerous encounters with drivers who have tried to intimidate me with their vehicles. This boy needs severe punishment

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Posted in: Crowds flock to shrines across Japan to celebrate New Year See in context

Went to Dazaifu in 2019. I always wait until about January 5 or sixth before I go to the shrine. Love the plum mochi.

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Posted in: Dodgers acknowledge meeting with Ohtani; Yankees eye Yamamoto See in context

Wherever he goes they won’t be able to assemble a supporting cast to get him to the World Series due to his high salary

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Posted in: Takarazuka theater actress' suicide due to overwork, bullying: lawyer See in context


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Posted in: Why sugar matters – and how to cut back if you're eating too much of it See in context

It found that while the fructose from added sugar and juice was associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease, the fructose from fruits and vegetables was not.

this is a really dangerous comment above.

Your body can’t tell the difference. Fructose from fruit is causing cavities and a lot of your fat storage and, therefore, insulin resistance (which leads to diabetes) and atherosclerosis. Also, fructose is not measured in blood sugar levels. There isn’t a test to measure fructose levels. It’s easy to get carried away with fructose consumption and not even know what’s going on.

modern fruit is engineered to be extra sweet. I don’t touch it

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Posted in: Ex-MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer, woman who accused him of assault in 2021 settle legal dispute See in context

Avoid random sex. Especially if you’re a well-known celebrity.

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Posted in: What do you think of all those so-called energy drinks sold in Japan? See in context

People who drink these think they’re giving an energy boost when they’re actually getting an insulin boost. Ironically, you can boost your mitochondria/energy by fasting.

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Posted in: The tricky path to tripling renewable energy capacity See in context

Japan needs more offshore wind turbines.

They seawater and salty air are not too kind to offshore winter terminals. The underground transmission cables (20% of the overall cost) are often replaced after a few short years and don’t usually last as long as the turbine itself which is only good for about 10 years. Yes the capacity factor is a bit higher but overall too expensive to maintain and we all know the damage it does to sea lives and the fishing industry.

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Posted in: Takahama No. 2 nuclear reactor restarted after 12-year halt See in context

let's face it oil is running out and we all know the problems with nuclear stations.

Oil can never run out because as extraction becomes more expensive the price would reach such a high level that we would just stop investing in it. Pollution is killing people and that’s why we’re changing to nuclear.

Every new technology has problems. Take air travel for example. Planes used to crash all the time and people carried guns on them too. We adapted.

We have adapted nuclear as well. Actually we’ve overdone the safety and added unnecessary costs. We must continue to adapt and we will reach a carbon free paradise with abundant energy.

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Posted in: Takahama No. 2 nuclear reactor restarted after 12-year halt See in context

And the government wants to use these old things past 60 years too?

What makes you an expert on the lifespan of a nuclear power plant?

these things can easily go for 80 years if not a century.

Next! LFG!

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Posted in: Do you think summers are hotter now than when you were younger? See in context

They seem exactly the same to me, however I am 20 kg lighter than I was 20 years ago so that makes a difference in how I feel.

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