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  • Eating lots of controversial trans fats found in fried food, cakes and biscuits 'could put you at..

    10/23/2019 3:12:34 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    DM ^ | 10/23/2019 | victoria allen
    Fatty acids found in baked goods and takeaways may put people at greater risk of dementia. Trans fats, which are used to make cakes, biscuits, margarines and fried food, are not banned in the UK, although they are not commonly used. Japanese researchers have now linked these fats to dementia, in a study of more than 1,600 people over 60. Estimating people's consumption of trans fats using blood tests, they found those with the highest levels in their body were 52 per cent more likely to get dementia. Evidence suggests trans fats may cause harmful inflammation and the build-up of...
  • World's royalty gathers for enthronement of Japan's new Emperor Naruhito in centuries-old [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:54:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state. Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but Tuesday's 'Sokui no Rei' was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world. 'I swear that I will act according to the constitution and fulfil my responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/18/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/18/2019 10:06:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "This is about manslaughter, rape and more" The words of US Senator, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, speaking on the floor of the Senate Thursday. What information does the FBI have about the Saudi government's role in spiriting its citizens out of the United States to avoid criminal prosecution?..... The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed today that Boeing turned over documents it discovered "some months ago"..... The maker of Zantac recalling the product in the United States and Canada..... Johnson and Johnson recalling 33-thousand bottles of baby powder..... The State Department's internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use...
  • Report: North Koreans Fight over Each Other’s Excrement to Meet Human Fertilizer Quota

    10/18/2019 1:10:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2019 | BEN KEW
    North Korean laborers have started fighting over and stealing each other’s excrement in an attempt to meet an impossible quota collection in time to prepare fertilizer for next year’s farming season, a report revealed this week...The quota, ordered by dictator Kim Jong-un in his New Year’s address, ordered that each household should meet a quota amounting to 100 kilograms (220 pounds) per able-bodied citizen. According to local sources, the quota was intentionally unattainable because its true goal was to force citizens to pay fines and bribes for their failure to meet the necessary targets.
  • Three countries where Donald Trump is popular

    10/18/2019 2:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 1, 2019 | Monti Datta, Quartz
    President Donald Trump is one of the most controversial world leaders in modern times, igniting the ire of America’s staunchest allies. Whether it’s the proposed Muslim ban, the US border wall and immigration, or his praise of authoritarian leaders, Trump is deft at inciting deep divisions among the public. In 2018, political scientist Daniel Drezner summarized this consensus in The Washington Post: “The world hates President Trump.” Data from the Pew Research Center illustrates Drezner’s thinking. For the residents of US allies, their confidence in the US president dropped substantially from the last year of Obama’s presidency to the beginning...
  • Japan is going wild for luxury toilet paper, even at $12 per roll

    10/18/2019 1:14:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 20, 2019 | Lucy Craft
    Tokyo — The latest must-have product to take Japan by storm isn't high-tech and it certainly isn't garnering rave reviews in glossy design magazines. The country where electronically controlled, heated, bidet-accessorized, high-tech toilets are commonplace has in fact made another contribution to lavatory luxury. High-end toilet paper is rolling off the shelves. So what's convinced Japanese consumers to fork out more than $12 per roll? It started five years ago in the sleepy paper-making town of Tosa, on Japan's southwestern island of Shikoku. The aging owner of an obscure, family-run paper company called Mochitsuki Seishi was troubled by sensitive skin...
  • Denuclearization dialogue leads to more North Korean warheads

    10/17/2019 4:13:22 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 12 replies
    The Korea Times (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | By Yi Whan-woo, Kim Yoo-chul
    By Yi Whan-woo, Kim Yoo-chul As nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the United States remain in a stalemate after no "substantial outcome" from their recent encounter in Sweden, the lack of visible progress in the denuclearization dialogue is raising concerns that the North is "buying time" for its military and nuclear advancement. During an Asan Institute for Policy Studies security forum held in Seoul, Tuesday, Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst at the Washington-based RAND Corporation, claimed that despite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's promise to end his nuclear program, Pyongyang has not taken any meaningful measures toward this....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/13/2019

    10/13/2019 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: A deal reached in Ecuador tonight between President Lenin Moreno and opposition leaders of indigenous groups..... A relative calm on the littered streets of Quito, Ecuador with military forces and police.... Its been a weekend of subdued protest in Hong Kong, but China's president offered up tough remarks on a visit to Nepal...... Extra police deployed in Catalonia amid concern over the verdicts for 12 leaders of the region.... The Turkish president speaking in Istanbul rejecting any offers of mediation with Kurdish side...... Another significant development related to Syria is the agreement between the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Ukraine's Leader Should...Tell The House Democrats...

    10/12/2019 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    What is the "Name of the Game? We are told the troops need to come home but it looks like they're going "home" to Saudi Arabia..... Raging rants against the ruler Assad of Syria, Iran and Russia coming out of Washington in recent years including President Trump's mouth.... Ukraine has been getting Russian energy but its needs to get good US energy like our liquid natural gas. So yes that friend of Texas energy interests Rick Perry Secretary of Energy in the game asking the POTUS to talk to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky... I say let Zelensky testify to...
  • Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digi

    10/07/2019 11:37:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/7/19 | Whitehouse
    Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement Roosevelt Room 3:59 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much everybody. I want to start by wishing my very good friend, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, a very happy birthday. He’s 39 years old today. (Laughter.) So please extend my wishes to the Prime Minister. He’s a great gentleman and we have had tremendous success. As you know, in addition to what we’re talking about today, they’re building — Japan — many car plants in the United States, which they weren’t doing...
  • President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Tremendous Victory For American Farmers and Businesses

    10/07/2019 11:21:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/7/19 | Whitehouse
    President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Tremendous Victory For American Farmers and Businesses With New Japan Trade Agreements Issued on: October 7, 2019 This is a huge victory for America’s farmers, ranchers, and growers. And that’s very important to me. President Donald J. Trump IMPROVING TRADE WITH JAPAN: The United States and Japan are signing two new agreements to improve our strong trade relationship. Today, the United States and Japan are signing two new agreements on trade: one on agricultural exports and another on digital trade. President Donald J. Trump is continuing to deepen and modernize our trade relationship...
  • Watch: Trump signs US-Japan trade deals at White House

    10/07/2019 1:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 7, 2019 | Kevin Breuninger
    President Donald Trump on Monday is set to sign two agreements at the White House related to the U.S. trade relationship with Japan. Trump is set to sign the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement, according to the White House. The president is sealing those deals with Japan days before his negotiators are set to resume high-level trade talks with a delegation of senior Chinese officials. The two economic superpowers are working to hash out a sweeping deal that addresses issues including trade deficits, intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers.
  • Climate fight must be ‘sexy, fun and cool,’ says young minister for coal-dependent Japan

    10/06/2019 9:35:09 AM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 9.23.2019 | Rachel Koning Beals
    ...Shinjiro Koizumi, who is the son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, became the third-youngest lawmaker to join a post-World War II Japanese cabinet when current head Shinzo Abe reshuffled key appointments this month. Japanese polls show voters think the young Koizumi could be groomed to replace Abe, Reuters reported. “We are committed to realizing a decarbonized society, and we are ready to contribute as a more powerful country in the fight against climate change,” Koizumi said, according to the Reuters report. Japan is the only G-7 country that is adding coal-fired power capacity. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had told...
  • Whistleblower accuses US military shipbuilder of putting ‘American lives at risk’ submarine coating

    10/05/2019 8:15:38 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    Task Purpose ^ | October 03, 2019 | James Clark
    America's largest military shipbuilding company has been accused of falsifying tests and certifications on stealth coatings of its submarines "that put American lives at risk," according to a complaint filed in federal court last month.
  • Bolton Warns Trump: North Korea ‘Will Never Give Up’ Nukes

    09/30/2019 3:31:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Breaking Defense (News) ^ | 30 September 2019 | Colin Clark
    WASHINGTON: Ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton said Kim Jong Un “will never give up” nuclear weapons voluntarily — an implicit warning to his former boss. Bolton was restating a consensus view of the Intelligence Community, one that runs counter to President Trump’s faith that the North Korean dynast can be wheedled and cajoled. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, Bolton attracted a forest of TV cameras hoping for some fireworks. They probably thought they were getting something hot when Bolton made his comment about North Korea but, as Breaking D readers know, the Intelligence Community’s...
  • Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Signing of Joint Trade Agreement

    09/25/2019 3:13:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/25/19 | Whitehouse
    Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Signing of Joint Trade Agreement | New York, NY FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: September 25, 2019 SHARE: menuALL NEWS InterContinental New York Barclay New York, New York 12:04 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much everybody for being here. I’m honored to be alongside my great friend, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, to formally announce our first stage of a phenomenal new trade agreement with our close ally. They’ve been a great friend, and the Prime Minister has been my great friend. I want to thank Ambassador Lighthizer...
  • President Donald J. Trump Has Reached Agreements with Japan to Improve Trade Between Our Nations

    09/25/2019 3:05:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/25/19 | Whitehouse
    Issued on: September 25, 2019"We’re going to have a really great relationship, better than ever before on trade. I think it’s going to be better for Japan and better for the United States." President Donald J. Trump  AGREEING TO NEW DEALS: President Donald J. Trump has reached agreements to modernize and strengthen our trade relationship with Japan. Today, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan reached two agreements to rebalance trade between our two great nations. These agreements achieve concrete outcomes from negotiations, which were launched at last year’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Under a market...
  • The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest

    09/25/2019 12:49:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 | REINA GATTUSO
    The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest Archaeologists have dug up sake bottles and delicate rice bowls. BY REINA GATTUSO SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 AT FIRST, IT DIDN’T LOOK like much: a clearing about an hour’s walk into the dense forest of British Columbia’s Seymour Valley, with some rusted cans scattered among the dank leaves and moldy tree trunks. It was 2004, and Bob Muckle, an archaeologist and anthropology instructor at Capilano University, was looking for a site to teach his students excavation. When a forester told him about the household artifacts locals had found in the clearing,...
  • How Japan 'Pearl Harbored' Russia First (Decades Before World War II)

    09/23/2019 5:08:19 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 32 replies
    National Interest ^ | September 21, 2019 | Michael Peck
    A deadly surprise. Key point: Japan had a track record of surprise attacks. At midnight the Russian fleet slept. A few minutes after the clock struck 12 a.m. on February 9, 1904, Tsarist Russia's Pacific squadron peacefully bobbed at anchor at the Russian naval base nestled in the Manchurian town of Port Arthur. Ashore, the mood that night was festive as the garrison's army and naval officers availed themselves of refreshments at a birthday party for the admiral's wife. Soon their revelry was disturbed by flashes in the night and the dull thud of torpedoes slamming into metal hulls. Some...
  • The overcomer[charismatic Caucus]

    09/18/2019 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Overcomer I've pushed through the wings and stepped onto the Throne, I AM now with The LORD never alone, Vanquished the flesh across the Threshing Floor, Now Heaven is open as never before, The Eyes of Understanding now cover me, For now it is through His eyes I see, The wings represent the rest I now know, For now as Enoch it is with The LORD that I go . . .