Monday, September 22, 2008

Taka's Update September 22 2008

Taka’s Update September 22 2008

This week fish.
We got big eye tuna on Tuesday last week. How about this week? It will come on tomorrow Tuesday. I already kept ¼ portion. Looking forward it.Live scallop and clam are coming on today. There is no uni because of bad weather in CA. Please check the weather Santa Barbara area in CA.

Japan Fest is coming this weekend. It is fun but hell for me. My brain and body are almost closed to limit. Mentally and physically tired. Someone says, “ Japan Fest is like Triathlon for a restaurant owner.” You do not understand this. I need to prepare a lots for feeding 20,000 attendances in 2 days. I am challenging my body and brain’s limit. I need a gear of over the top. Detail? Go to http://www.japanfest.org/

A: Do exercise and can avoid obesity.
This comes from Archives of Internal Medicine.
Common FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene variants have recently been associated with increased body mass index and obesity in several large studies. In this study of 704 Old Order Amish adults who were enrolled in the Heredity and Phenotype Intervention Heart Study, the authors not only replicated this finding but also showed that the association between FTO variants and body mass index is abolished in those who are the most physically active as determined by objective movement monitoring with accelerometers. These findings emphasize the important role of physical activity in public health efforts to combat obesity, particularly in genetically susceptible individuals.So, even if you take over bad genes from your parents, You can change or improve them with your efforts.They normally work or exercise 3-4 hours a day. It is easy. Take a walk instead of watching TV, use stairs instead of using elevators and more. Convenient life is not great for us sometimes.

B: Relation of Sperm and cell phones.
This is from Cleveland Clinic.
You need to be careful. Cell phones ruin your sperm quality. When you carry a cell phone in your pocket, free radical increase and make your sperm activity down. Electric wave from the cell phone effect somehow. If you are thinking to make a baby, you need to keep your cell phone away from you.

C: Financial Crisis and more.
No one could imagine about 2 weeks ago. 2 big names were gone, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. The U.S. banking industry is in the midst of a catastrophic collapse that could erase billions in shareholder wealth... send the Dow plunging... and even siphon money from FDIC-insured bank accounts.Already, 11 banks have failed in 2008 alone. And the FDIC has just announced that a staggering 117 banks are on its “Death Watch” of troubled institutions.White House was very nice to said that spending money and save troubled banks. But do they have money? U.S. finances are in a breakdown state. The price of the budget deficit in the last fiscal year was $160 billion. And this fiscal year is almost $400 billion. And next fiscal year is going to be more than $530 billion. The government does not have money and who send money? Means who buys American bond?The U.S. Senate on last Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $612.5 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2009, including $70 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why did they approve it? They needed to eat the magic pudding that will never run out. ( Detail: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/19/usforeignpolicy.russia)

How about FRB? They had almost $800 billion fund the beginning of this year. They have around $200 billion only now. They spent more than $900 billion to save troubles financial companies. Department of Treasury floated bonds for FRB money supply last week.
How about FDIC ? Do they have enough money? They estimate 117 banks bankrupts and need to prepare more than $500 billion for insurance. But they have $45.2 billion only. That means they use our tax for cover that. Anyway, we need to protect our money. I am not a financial specialist but my advantage is I am Japanese and can read many articles in Japanese and English. Then I feel something with my view. Most of my readers are Americans and very much optimistic. I just want to avoid the worst case scenario and protect my asset.

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