Millionaires–Where They Are in the World

Wealthinsight research says Tokyo the place to be if you want to meet a millionaire.

  • Tokyo has the highest number of millionaires than any other city in the world today. There are 461, 000 of them.
  • Next is New York (or rather, more particularly Manhattan), which has 389, 000.
  • London is third, with 281, 000
  • Paris comes in fourth at 219, 000
  • Just ahead of Frankfurt with 217, 000.
  • But, remember that the USA has 5 million millionaires, whereas Japan only has 2 million.
  • But, in Tokyo, they are all concentrated in one place.
  • They are spread out all over the USA.
  • Japan looks as if it may also lose its second place in terms of total number of millionaires in the country, overtaken by China in about 2020.
  • The US would have by then about 7.7 million millionaires, while China would have 3.3 million.


from Daisy Luther:

Disassociate yourself completely with “the system” that is making Western civilization broke, overweight and unhealthy.  Starve the Beast by taking as many of these steps as possible…

  1. Grow your own food (this starves Big Agri and Big Pharma both)
  2. Shop at local businesses with no corporate ties
  3. Use natural remedies instead of pharmaceuticals whenever possible
  4. Homeschool your children
  5. Walk or bike instead of driving when possible
  6. Get care from naturopaths and healers instead of doctors
  7. Make paper logs from scraps for free heat if you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove
  8. Boycott all processed foods
  9. Shop at local farmers markets
  10. Boycott corporate stores: Wal-Mart, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot
  11. Give vouchers as gifts for an evening of babysitting, a homemade meal, walking the dog, doing a repair, or cleaning
  12. Join a CSA or farm co-op
  13. Ditch television (and all the propaganda and commercials)
  14. Participate in the barter system
  15. Buy secondhand from yard sales, Craigslist and thrift stores
  16. Sell your unwanted goods by having a yard sale or by putting an ad on Craigslist
  17. Repair things instead of replacing them
  18. Avoid fast food restaurants and chain restaurants
  19. Dine at locally owned establishments if you eat out
  20. Brew your own beer and wine
  21. Read a book, purchased second-hand or borrowed
  22. Grow or gather medicinal herbs
  23. Give homemade gifts
  24. Attend free local activities: lectures, concerts, play days at the park, library events
  25. Dumpster dive
  26. Play outside: hike, bike, picnic
  27. Mend clothing
  28. Invite someone over for dinner instead of meeting at a restaurant
  29. Throw creative birthday parties at home for your kids instead of renting a venue
  30. Camp instead of staying at a hotel
  31. Bring your coffee with you in a travel mug
  32. Do all of your Christmas shopping with small local businesses and artisans
  33. Reduce your electricity usage with candles, solar power and non-tech entertainment
  34. Drop the thermostat and put on a sweater
  35. Bring your snacks and drinks in a cooler when you go on a road trip
  36. Stay home – it’s way easier to avoid temptation that way
  37. Pack lunches for work and school
  38. Make delicious homemade treats as a hostess gift
  39. Close your bank account; or, at the very least, strictly limit your balance
  40. Visit u-pick berry patches and orchards, then preserve your harvest for the winter
  41. Use precious metals stored at home as your savings account
  42. Raise backyard chickens for your own eggs
  43. If you are a smoker, roll your own cigarettes – if possible go one step further and grow tobacco
  44. Live in a smaller, more efficient home
  45. Use solar power for lighting or cooking
  46. Collect rainwater for use in the garden
  47. Learn to forage
  48. Buy heavy, solid, handmade furniture instead of the flimsy imported stuff
  49. At the holidays, focus on activities and traditions instead of gifts. Go for a walk or drive through the neighborhood to look at lights, get into your PJs and watch a special movie together on Christmas Eve and make certain treats that can always be expected
  50. Make your own bath and body products using pure ingredients like coconut oil, essential oils, and herbal extracts

Fukushima Radiation and the West Coast USA


Fukushima has spewed much more radioactive cesium and iodine than Chernobyl. The amount of radioactive cesium released by Fukushima was some 20-30 times higher than initially admitted. Japanese experts say that Fukushima is currently releasing up to 93 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium into the ocean each day. And the cesium levels hitting the west coast of North America will keep increasing for several years. Fukushima is still spewing radiation into the environment, and the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl.

It’s Haunted

Mindie Burgoyne blogs as The Travel Hag. She leads haunted tours–or tours of haunted places, if you want to be grammatically correct–on the eastern shore of Maryland and to the “thin places” of Ireland. I met Mindie at a writers’ conference. She is not only a published author (about haunted places on the eastern shore), but also an excellent instructor on the use of social media.

Anyway. . .

Mindie shared a tidbit recently about one of Maryland’s haunted spots.

Talbot County courthouse from gov website

The Talbot County Courthouse in Easton has a ghost.  They call him The Colonel.  He’s been heard walking around at night … footsteps up and down the halls, heard by those who work late.

Want to visit the courthouse at midnight under the full moon? I’ll be out on one of my moonlit strolls. We could have a howling good time.

Tour a Bit of Britain Right Here in the USA

Are you an Anglophile who wishes to travel to the UK? Airfare and foreign travel can be pricey and dicey. But guess what? Now you can tour a bit of Britain here at home in America. I found a web site that offers help for Anglophiles whose budgets won’t let them travel abroad.

For example, the genuine London Bridge was dismantled and is on American soil in Lake Havasu, AZ, ready to be your next vacation destination. And there are other fun things, such as:

Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill in Las Vegas


This is one of the newest restaurants in Las Vegas and features an authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas, as only a native UK chef can provide. Located in Caesar’s Palace, they serve a full range of British dishes in a British themed restaurant. The center piece of the restaurant is a striking bar with an array of beer taps and a backdrop reminiscent of iconic British telephone booths. Sounds like a ton of fun!

Want to know more? Read here:

Traveling By Train

If you are an American who has been sheltered from traveling on trains, you may find the following videos thought-provoking. First, take a gander at the new Chinese high speed rail system, the Sino version of our commuter trains in urban areas like New York and Washington, DC.

Compare to the Baltimore-Washington, D. C. commuter train.

Boston South Station Amtrak and MBTA

Amtrak Sunset Limited interior including sleeper car:

And we’ll finish off with a Japanese commuter train: