Thursday, August 6, 2015

今日の出来事から 8月6日(木) 原爆記念日

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 広島賢人、ならぬ広島県人ですから、この日は忘れません。確か小学校の低学年で、原爆資料館を社会見学した記憶があります。
 まあ、アメリカとは巨大な人体実験をする国でして、これを「戦争を終わらせるために落とした」というのは大きな間違いで、すでに敗戦色は強く時間の問題でしたが、「世界で初めての核兵器、人間の体にどう影響を与えるのか」を実験したかったのです。
 それで広島に原子爆弾を落とし、3日後に長崎にも落としました。長崎は最初第2候補だったようで、小倉が2回目の原爆の最初の目標だったとか。
 こんなことしても戦争犯罪にならないんですよ。それがおかしい。A級戦犯よりも罪重いんですが(民間人を大量殺害していますからね)、戦勝国の力というか、勝てば官軍であるのは皆さんご承知の通り。

 マレーシアのリオウ・ティオンライ運輸相は、昨年3月に消息を絶ったマレーシア航空MH370便の残骸が発見されたインド洋のフランス海外県レユニオン島で、航空機の座席のクッションや窓などが新たに発見されたと述べました。
 なんで、ここに来て立て続けに出てくるんでしょう?????

  トラックがプロパンで走る? 同社だけではない。UPSは既に1000台を超える配達用プロパントラックを利用しており、購入を増やす計画です。
 プロパン車への移行が加速している背景にはシェール層から生産されるプロパンの供給が過剰となっていることがあります。プロパン価格は13年ぶりの安値近辺に下落し、ディーゼル油より75%安く、地球温暖化への懸念が高まる中、プロパンには環境面の利点もあります。プロパンはガソリンと比較して二酸化炭素排出量が12%少ないのです。
 米国でのプロパン車の販売台数は今年、2万台に達する見通し。予想通りなら前年比で約35%増加し事業用天然ガス車の販売台数をわずかに上回る数です。

  8月5日、トヨタ自動車は、高級車ブランド「レクサス」のフラッグシップセダン「LS」の次世代モデルに加え、新たに別のフラッグシップモデルの発売を計画している。ニューヨークで昨年4月撮影(2015年 ロイター/Carlo Allegri)
 トヨタは、「レクサス」のフラッグシップセダン「LS」の次世代モデルに加え、新たに別のフラッグシップモデルの発売を計画。同ブランドの米国販売ゼネラル・マネジャーが、明らかにしました。
 さらに、インドのタタ・モーターズ傘下ランドローバーやGMのキャデラック・エスカレード、ドイツ高級車メーカーが開発するSUVなどを例に挙げ、高級SUVの成功に言及。
 「LSに加え、もう1つのフラッグシップが登場する可能性がある。それが何になるか1月に明らかにする」と述べています。
 レクサスは中型SUV「RX」の3列シートモデルの発売によりSUVの品ぞろえ強化も目指している。
 確かにLSは現在、フラッグシップですが、新車価格で7万2千ドルからです。安いといえば安い。ベンツのSクラス、BMWの7シリーズに比べ、割安感があり性能が良いので売れていたのですが、それは一昔前の話です。
 今では、この分野にテスラが加わっています。確かSシリーズが新車で8万ドル。そしてマセラッティ、なども加わってきましたから、競争が激化していて、新型LSの売れ行きは良くないはずです。2013年から発売になっていますが、あまり見ないですからね。
 結局のところ、レクサスという名前ですが「トヨタ」なんですね。トヨタの車は変わり映えしない、無難なデザイン、だから売れる。でも個性がないから注目度は低い、先頭を走る人には向かない。おじさんの車になってしまう。そんな悪循環に入りつつあると思います。
 それを打破するために、新しいフラッグシップを求めた。SUVならレンジローバーがステイタスですよ。このアトランタ見たら分かるでしょう? 金持ちのステータスみたいにあんな性能悪い車がバンバン走っています。
 レクサスのRXがレクサスの中で一番売れているそうですが、金持ちのワンランク落ちの層に受けている。金持ちだが、レンジローバーまで行けない層ですね。
 セダンもESは売れています。カムリとアバロンと同じシャシーを使い、中を高級にしたエントリーレベルのレクサスです。これなら4万ドルですから、買いやすい。リースなら350ドル程度でしょう。2番手が売れていて、1番手が弱い、これが今のレクサスの現状です、私の分析。

 マーケットです。原油が44.50ドルまで下げています。ゴールドも下値模索の1086ドル、一部には1050まで下げるという予測が出ています。
 上海株は3662で引けています。あまり大きな変化なし。円が下げて124.90円まで売られています。
 住宅ローン金利は30年固定で3.98%、前週の4.02%から下げています。15年固定3.04%は変わらず、5年アームは3.26%で3.13%から上げています。
 リファイナンス30年固定は4.1%、15年固定は3.14%、数字はあくまでもメトロアトランタの平均です。

 食べてはいけないもの?
"The reality is that American cheese is not 'cheese' at all," says Beth Warren, a New York-based registered dietitian and the author of Living a Real Life With Real Food. Depending on the brand, "it's a factory creation of a cheese-like food made from a blend of milk fats, solids, some whey protein, emulsifiers, and food coloring." It's high in sodium, and so high in fat that one regular slice more closely resembles high-fat meat than anything considered dairy, Warren adds.アメリカンチーズ
"The reality is that American cheese is not 'cheese' at all," says Beth Warren, a New York-based registered dietitian and the author of Living a Real Life With Real Food. Depending on the brand, "it's a factory creation of a cheese-like food made from a blend of milk fats, solids, some whey protein, emulsifiers, and food coloring." It's high in sodium, and so high in fat that one regular slice more closely resembles high-fat meat than anything considered dairy, Warren adds.
Step away from the deli counter. Processed meats in the U.S. such as ham, salami, hot dogs, and bacon aren't just full of unhealthy fats. They can have up to 400 percent(!) more sodium and 50 percent more preservatives than unprocessed red meats. The worst part: Some contain nitrites and nitrates, chemical additives that have been linked to various cancers, but are still used to enhance color, promote taste, and prevent spoilage. These ingredients must be listed on food labels, so look out for them and opt for meats that don't contain them.亜硝酸塩と硝酸塩が含まれているハム類
Step away from the deli counter. Processed meats in the U.S. such as ham, salami, hot dogs, and bacon aren't just full of unhealthy fats. They can have up to 400 percent(!) more sodium and 50 percent more preservatives than unprocessed red meats. The worst part: Some contain nitrites and nitrates, chemical additives that have been linked to various cancers, but are still used to enhance color, promote taste, and prevent spoilage. These ingredients must be listed on food labels, so look out for them and opt for meats that don't contain them.
Because margarine is made from vegetable oils and has less cholesterol and saturated fat than butter, it's long been considered the healthier option. But now that experts say dietary cholesterol isn't as harmful they thought, margarine, which is high in salt and contains artery-clogging trans fats, isn't looking quite so healthy. "Trans fat, like saturated fat, increases blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease," explains Melissa Rifkin, a registered dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and a Rise nutrition coach. Margarines sold in tubs tend to contain less trans fat than margarine sticks — the softer the spread, the better for you — but olive oil (or another source of monosaturated fat) is still a better bet. Real butter is a close second, according to Rifkin.マーガリン
Because margarine is made from vegetable oils and has less cholesterol and saturated fat than butter, it's long been considered the healthier option. But now that experts say dietary cholesterol isn't as harmful they thought, margarine, which is high in salt and contains artery-clogging trans fats, isn't looking quite so healthy. "Trans fat, like saturated fat, increases blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease," explains Melissa Rifkin, a registered dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and a Rise nutrition coach. Margarines sold in tubs tend to contain less trans fat than margarine sticks — the softer the spread, the better for you — but olive oil (or another source of monosaturated fat) is still a better bet. Real butter is a close second, according to Rifkin.
Everyone knows that soda is Very Bad for your health. In case you missed the backstory: The average can contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar. When you consume that much, your body responds by creating excess insulin, which typically helps the body absorb sugar from the bloodstream and use it for energy. Over time, though, this over-the-top response can increase your risk of developing diabetes and some forms of cancer. If soda's sugar content doesn't still doesn't scare you, its other ingredients might: The amount of caramel coloring you'd consume in one can of soda per day was recently linked to a 58 percent greater risk of cancer, according to a new study.And while there's no straight-up sugar in diet soda, there are artificial sweeteners, and they're not necessarily any better. Not all artificial sweeteners are equally offensive. However, most have a more intense flavor than plain old sugar. Over time, the extra-sweet sweeteners can dull your senses to naturally sweet foods like fruits, Rifkin says. So yes, your Diet Coke could, theoretically, make a perfectly sweet apple taste worse.Some other problems with drinking diet soda: It's been linked to depression, tooth decay, heightened risk of strokes and heart attacks, pancreatic cancer, and premature birth. So, there's that.ソーダ、ダイエットソーダ
Everyone knows that soda is Very Bad for your health. In case you missed the backstory: The average can contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar. When you consume that much, your body responds by creating excess insulin, which typically helps the body absorb sugar from the bloodstream and use it for energy. Over time, though, this over-the-top response can increase your risk of developing diabetes and some forms of cancer. If soda's sugar content doesn't still doesn't scare you, its other ingredients might: The amount of caramel coloring you'd consume in one can of soda per day was recently linked to a 58 percent greater risk of cancer, according to a new study.And while there's no straight-up sugar in diet soda, there are artificial sweeteners, and they're not necessarily any better. Not all artificial sweeteners are equally offensive. However, most have a more intense flavor than plain old sugar. Over time, the extra-sweet sweeteners can dull your senses to naturally sweet foods like fruits, Rifkin says. So yes, your Diet Coke could, theoretically, make a perfectly sweet apple taste worse.
Some other problems with drinking diet soda: It's been linked to depression, tooth decay, heightened risk of strokes and heart attacks, pancreatic cancer, and premature birth. So, there's that.Sweets that are specifically advertised as "sugar-free" tend to contain artificial sweeteners too. (See previous slide.) Also: The digestive system doesn't do a great job at breaking down sugar substitutes and sugar alcohols, Harvest says. When you overdo it (and the threshold is different for everyone) you could incur some serious stomach pains.シュガーフリーのキャンディ
Sweets that are specifically advertised as "sugar-free" tend to contain artificial sweeteners too. (See previous slide.) Also: The digestive system doesn't do a great job at breaking down sugar substitutes and sugar alcohols, Harvest says. When you overdo it (and the threshold is different for everyone) you could incur some serious stomach pains.
While a recent study found that conventionally farmed produce isn't nutritionally inferior to the stuff grown on organic farms, there's no question that pesticides used to grow regular produce can damage the brain and nervous system, lead to cancer, disrupt your hormones, and lead to skin, eye, and lung irritation, according to data assembled by the EWG. And pesticides tend to stick around on some fruits and veggies — even after you wash and peel them.In an ideal world, you'd splurge on the organic versions of the most contaminated foods: Apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas, potatoes, hot peppers, kale, and collard greens, according to the EWG's most recent report. But most people don't. If there's one fruit to buy in the organic aisle, Rifkin says, make sure it's apples: 99 percent of apples EWG tested contained the residue of at least one kind of pesticide.That said, there's one exception: When your only food options are a conventional apple or a processed snack like a bag of chips. In this case, Leiba says, the plain old apple is still your best bet.オーガニックでないりんご
While a recent study found that conventionally farmed produce isn't nutritionally inferior to the stuff grown on organic farms, there's no question that pesticides used to grow regular produce can damage the brain and nervous system, lead to cancer, disrupt your hormones, and lead to skin, eye, and lung irritation, according to data assembled by the EWG. And pesticides tend to stick around on some fruits and veggies — even after you wash and peel them.
In an ideal world, you'd splurge on the organic versions of the most contaminated foods: Apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas, potatoes, hot peppers, kale, and collard greens, according to the EWG's most recent report. But most people don't. If there's one fruit to buy in the organic aisle, Rifkin says, make sure it's apples: 99 percent of apples EWG tested contained the residue of at least one kind of pesticide.
That said, there's one exception: When your only food options are a conventional apple or a processed snack like a bag of chips. In this case, Leiba says, the plain old apple is still your best bet.
Some crazy shit goes down on non-organic farms, where chicken feed could include traces of caffeine, Tylenol, Benadryl, banned antibiotics, and arsenic, according to some reports. Now that McDonald's and Costco are phasing out chicken raised with antibiotics, conventional-chicken suppliers are likely to shift toward safer and more natural practices. Eventually, this could make it easier to find (and afford) the safest poultry and eggs. Until then: Organic eggs and organic chicken (which may be less likely to carry salmonella, according to some research) really are your safest bets, Rifkin says.オーガニックでない鶏肉や卵
Some crazy shit goes down on non-organic farms, where chicken feed could include traces of caffeine, Tylenol, Benadryl, banned antibiotics, and arsenic, according to some reports. Now that McDonald's and Costco are phasing out chicken raised with antibiotics, conventional-chicken suppliers are likely to shift toward safer and more natural practices. Eventually, this could make it easier to find (and afford) the safest poultry and eggs. Until then: Organic eggs and organic chicken (which may be less likely to carry salmonella, according to some research) really are your safest bets, Rifkin says
This chemical is used to help bread and cracker dough rise during the baking process — even though it's been linked to certain cancers in animal studies and it's banned in many other countries. That's good enough reason for Leiba to recommend against eating it. Look for the ingredient on baked good labels or ask about it at the bakery where you buy *fAnCy~* freshly made breads — then choose a potassium-bromate-free option, when you can.臭素酸カリウムを使ったクラッカーやパン
This chemical is used to help bread and cracker dough rise during the baking process — even though it's been linked to certain cancers in animal studies and it's banned in many other countries. That's good enough reason for Leiba to recommend against eating it. Look for the ingredient on baked good labels or ask about it at the bakery where you buy freshly made breads — then choose a potassium-bromate-free option, when you can.
"It's not healthy eating out of a bag anymore," Rifkin says. Microwave popcorn bags, in particular, are often lined with a chemical called perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which has been shown to affect fertility, cancer risk, and kidney functioning in animal and some human studies. Because microwave popcorn bags aren't labeled "toxic," it's best to avoid them altogether. Another thing: Some brands of microwave popcorn add unhealthy trans fats to their products, and vaguely list "artificial flavors" or "natural flavors" on their labels — so there's no way to know exactly what's in there, Warren warns. In the worst case scenarios, the recipe could contain MSG, which cancause headaches or nausea, or diacetyl butter flavoring, which may cause respiratory damage when inhaled. (Air popped, anyone?)レンジで作るポップコーン
"It's not healthy eating out of a bag anymore," Rifkin says. Microwave popcorn bags, in particular, are often lined with a chemical called perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which has been shown to affect fertility, cancer risk, and kidney functioning in animal and some human studies. Because microwave popcorn bags aren't labeled "toxic," it's best to avoid them altogether. Another thing: Some brands of microwave popcorn add unhealthy trans fats to their products, and vaguely list "artificial flavors" or "natural flavors" on their labels — so there's no way to know exactly what's in there, Warren warns. In the worst case scenarios, the recipe could contain MSG, which cancause headaches or nausea, or diacetyl butter flavoring, which may cause respiratory damage when inhaled. (Air popped, anyone?)
This common cosmetic ingredient is also used to preserve corn tortillas and muffins. (Just check the product's label: If it contains the chemical, it will be listed as an ingredient.) Because the chemical acts like estrogen, it can throw your system out of whack — potentially messing with your fertility and accelerating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to some research. Unfortunately there aren't a ton of studies done on cumulative exposure, so researchers don't know whether your penchant for tacos and propylparaben containing lotions could compound your risk, says Leiba, who tends to dodge such foods and products (just in case).プロピルパラベンの入ったトルティーヤ、マフィン
This common cosmetic ingredient is also used to preserve corn tortillas and muffins. (Just check the product's label: If it contains the chemical, it will be listed as an ingredient.) Because the chemical acts like estrogen, it can throw your system out of whack — potentially messing with your fertility and accelerating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to some research. Unfortunately there aren't a ton of studies done on cumulative exposure, so researchers don't know whether your penchant for tacos and propylparaben containing lotions could compound your risk, says Leiba, who tends to dodge such foods and products (just in case).
Like "butylated hydroxyanisole" (BHA) and "butylated hydroxytoluene" (BHT). These ingredients are antioxidants used as preservatives in foods like chips, preserved meats, and cereals. BHA is an endocrine disruptor: High doses can affect the size of your ovaries and their ability to produce certain hormones, Leiba explains. BHT is no angel either: Animal studies link the ingredient to motor skill issues and lung and liver tumors. While ingredients can affect animals and humans differently, you might not want to be the guinea pig, Leiba says. "It's in your best interest to limit these chemicals as much as possible."知らないものが2つ以上入った食品
Like "butylated hydroxyanisole" (BHA) and "butylated hydroxytoluene" (BHT). These ingredients are antioxidants used as preservatives in foods like chips, preserved meats, and cereals. BHA is an endocrine disruptor: High doses can affect the size of your ovaries and their ability to produce certain hormones, Leiba explains. BHT is no angel either: Animal studies link the ingredient to motor skill issues and lung and liver tumors. While ingredients can affect animals and humans differently, you might not want to be the guinea pig, Leiba says. "It's in your best interest to limit these chemicals as much as possible."
すみません、原文で。まあ、だいたい怪しいものは多いということをまず認識してください。

 それにしても卵の価格がまた上がっています。私の買う箱は、72個入りですが、去年は8ドルでした。昨日は20.99ドル、異常な値上がりです。

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 驚き桃の木、86度それも雨つきですよ、皆さん! これは恵みの雨です。ありがたや、おーありがたや。

 それにしても私は将来の食糧危機が近いことを予感しますね。卵の高騰、これがプロローグ。他にも値段が上がるものが出てきます。
 金貯めておかないと、食料を買えなくなる時代になります。そして今のうちに土地買って、自分で育てることを考えないといけない。安全なものは自分で作るしかないですよ。
 金稼いでも、それを使えない時代が来ます。その時代にはお金は問題ではなくなるからです。お金の価値よりも物の価値の方が勝る時代になる。ということは大昔に戻るのか???
 水がすでに買う時代に入っていますよね。これだって、50年前には考えられなかったことです。人間が生きていくのに必要なものは水と食料、この2つが基本です。電気?自動車?家電?なくても生きていけます。
 電気は最低限、太陽光発電でやっていけます、自分だけならね。朝になって起き、夜になったら寝る。それでもいいわけです。水と食料だけは、そうはいかない。水のあるところ、食料のあるところに移住し、備えましょう。と、私は言いたいし行動します。

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