Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This and That: (1)Shortage of baby making machines; (2)Good use for manure, no more petroleum; (3)Robots to park cars; and (4)Eat to help sleeping
My solution: Build a bridge from Mexico and Central America to Japan, then open the gate. Admit two women (baby making machines) for every one man.
I read this in:
BBC NEWS Asia-Pacific Japan gaffe minister 'must quit':
"Tackling birth rate
Mr Yanagisawa had told a local political meeting 'Because the number of birth-giving machines and devices is fixed, all we can ask for is for them to do their best per head.'
Japanese children are fewer and further between
On Monday he told parliament he would 'make every effort in the Abe government to work out measures to solve the problem of the low birth-rate.'
Prime Minister Abe has pledged to bring in policies that will tackle the falling birth rate.
Japan has the world's highest ratio of elderly to young people.
The trend raises serious concerns about the country's future economic growth and how it can fund its pensions.
It also has forced Japan to question its attitude to immigration."
Yes, immigration should be the answer, read all about the problem.
Where is the petroleum? It just takes corn and soybeans to make environmentally clean energy for the world.
[AP photo from Houston Chronicle below (link)]
Oh yes, the people can eat the cows.
There are three open places in the loop:
- first the input, corn and soybeans;
- second an output, beef for the people to eat; and
- third power from the ethanol to run cars and make electricity.
"Langley's [ethanol] plant is next to a 28,000-head cattle feedlot. The cattle will produce roughly 244,000 tons of manure annually — more than enough to be the sole power source for the company's 25 million-gallon ethanol plant." (quote is from the Houston Chronicle article below)
"Cattle may produce new profit
Ethanol plant fueled by methane is nearly ready
MEAD, NEB. — Ranchers have long been fond of saying cattle manure smells like money.
Now, folks in the business of making ethanol are smelling dollars too — in the methane gas emitted by manure at large cattle feedlots and dairies."
Read all about it at the Houston Chronicle link.
This guy is September Bub from my June Bug Collection (link)
Robots to park cars in New York
The Houston Chronicle, Jan. 30, 2007, 1:44PM (link)
Computers will do it all and, "Parking rates will be competitive — about $400 monthly or $25 per day, according to Ari Milstein, the director of planning for Automotion Parking Systems."
Go read the article to find out all about it.
Eat your way to a good night's sleep
Our choices are: [from Family Nutrition by AskDrSears.com (link)]
Foods that are high in carbohydrates and calcium, and medium-to-low in protein also make ideal sleep-inducing bedtime snacks. Some examples:
apple pie and ice cream (my favorite) [mine too!]
whole-grain cereal with milk
hazelnuts and tofu
oatmeal and raisin cookies, and a glass of milk
peanut butter sandwich, ground sesame seeds
(It takes around one hour for the tryptophan in the foods to reach the brain, so don't wait until right before bedtime to have your snack.) "
Let's see now, I'll have a peanut butter sandwich, a granola bar, some hazel nuts, and apple pie and ice cream.
I hope this all doesn't give me nightmares that will spoil it all by waking me up.
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Take care xx
I will try hard to keep on top of the blogging. You still have two weeks before my Auntie gets here.
You guys crack me up.
Take care xx
1st, honey is really good in inducing sleep per GMA yesterday morning. I should put honey on my peanut butter sandwich.
2nd, we lose weight if we get enough sleep, at least eight hours is needed for this.
From this, eat more of these foods before going to bed, then we can sleep longer and lose more weight.
A bowl of cereal does the trick if it is the right type of cereal. It has to be high in sugar. Something about that sugar milk combination can cause a lot of people to fall asleep.
#2 What a bunch of BS.
#3 Do the robot valets have built-in housekey duplicators?
#4 What can I eat to wake me up?
Eat more and sleep more. Sounds like a plan to me!!
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