Disillusioned's past comments

  • 1

    Disillusioned

    but coping with what to do with the resulting radiated water has been a major headache.

    A major headache? How about a major environmental catastrophe! After five years of stuffing around they still have no idea how they are going to solve this problem. Meanwhile, hundreds of tons of highly irradiated water leeches into the pacific and thousands more end up in storage tanks around the site. Instead of stuffing around with untested technology that is crazily expensive and obviously doesn't work they should have dug a huge trench right around the plant and filled it with concrete and, by this time, they should also have one of those vinyl super structures covering the reactor housings to stop the rainwater entering. Do these clowns know what 'project management ' is? It just seems to me like, there has been nobody actually sit down and do risk assessments or project assessments.

    I'm not saying this is an easy task, but surely, after more than five years they should have some sort of plan. They are no closer to solving the water storage and leeching problem today than they were five years ago. Yet, we have had the great leader Abe telling the Olympic committee, "It's all under control." It's not under control at all! It's under controlled!

    Posted in: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight, TEPCO says

  • 3

    Disillusioned

    Cue judge Dread, "I am the law!" This is so typical! We've had the TEPCO management openly admit the disaster was man-made due to laxed safety procedures and failures to upgrade components. Now, we have the agency responsible for overseeing the safety of bike at plants being totally acquitted on the grounds their agency is defunct. "I am the law!"

    Posted in: Defunct gov't agency exempted from indictment over Fukushima crisis

  • 8

    Disillusioned

    There was another elderly driver doing the same thing a few months ago although, he didn't have an accident. I renewed my license a couple of weeks ago and sat through the mandatory and ridiculously childish lecture. I went through the police station this time and sat through the lecture at the local community hall, instead of going to the license center. It was only 30 minutes, in and out! The lecture consisted of some old fella with a PowerPoint presentation screaming at people to stop at red lights and to slow down when going passed schools. There was a special mention for drivers over 70 years old. They were told to be careful when driving (that's all!). The whole thing reminded me of a junior high school principal's lecture. Half of the lecture was just statistics from 2015. In Chiba last year there were 800 people killed in traffic accidents. Nearly 40% of road deaths were not wearing seat belts and nearly 20% of all deaths were drunk. It's pretty obvious their passive policing policy of giving out warnings and pocket tissues is not working. I'm not saying all old people should not be driving. Many of them are quite competent. However, there is also a large percentage who are driving that are not fit, mentally or physically, to be driving.

    Posted in: 90-year-old man, driving wrong way along expressway, killed in head-on collision

  • 2

    Disillusioned

    Wow! It's windy enough to blow a dog off its chain today! I can't imagine fishing would be much fun. However, the weather for the rest of GW looks pretty good. Stay safe and avoid the highways in peak hours or you'll spend most of your vacation sitting in traffic.

    Posted in: Gone fishing

  • 14

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    Ah, once again we see Japan believing their own press. The post above mentions all the nose picking and snot swallowing. However, you forgot to mention the spitting and throwing up at train stations after binge drinking. Japan is always very good at telling others what to do, but never sees the same mistakes in their own society. After many years of living here, I can tell you for a fact that, Japanese 'bushido' actually is 'bullshido'!

    Posted in: Tourism board wants foreign visitors to avoid 'public flatulence'

  • 6

    Disillusioned

    the term “unskilled labour” would be abandoned.

    Yeah, only the term would be dropped, but they would still be put on low salaries and forced to work like slaves. I can just imagine all these black companies lining up to get their hands a couple of Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino slaves for exploitation since the youth of Japan have started complaining about them. It is not immigration. It is exploitation!

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

  • 3

    Disillusioned

    Wow! Glad they got this nutter off the streets!

    Posted in: Man arrested over murder of Chiba woman

  • 6

    Disillusioned

    So, tell me again how the nuclear plants in Kyushu are not on active fault lines.

    Posted in: 1,000 quakes recorded in southwest Japan in 2 weeks since initial disaster

  • 4

    Disillusioned

    It should come as no surprise that consumer spending drops in March every year. It's the time of year when companies renew contracts and students graduate university. Most households tighten up their belts in March due to the uncertainty of what will happen in April. It's also the start of the new financial year, which also slows spending as companies and households reevaluate their finances for the next financial year.

    Posted in: Consumer prices, household spending fall in March

  • 5

    Disillusioned

    Ah, Japan! Grow up!

    Posted in: 2 Japanese snowboarders suspended for marijuana use

  • 8

    Disillusioned

    Que the Simpsons theme! The whole country sits on the join of up three tectonic plates which are constantly moving. To say that one area of the country and one area is not is absolutely ludicrous! Earthquakes happen, have happened and will happen in every part of the Japanese archipelago. There is no area of Japan that is safe from major earthquakes or tsunamis. Was the area 30klm off the coast of Sendai considered to be an active fault five years ago? No, it wasn't! Was the area under Kumamoto considered to be an active fault two weeks ago? No, it wasn't either! Was the area under Kobe considered to be an active fault 20 odd years ago? No, it wasn't either! Sadly, I fear all this malarky about active and non-active faults is just nuclear agency sponsored garbage! If these 'experts' deem one area to be fault-free and there is a major earthquake resulting in death and mass-destruction will they be held accountable? Of course not!mthere will be a press release expression that's, this is extremely regrettable and life (and death) will go on!

    Posted in: Nuclear regulator says fault below Shika reactor may be active

  • 2

    Disillusioned

    During his appearances in court, Nonomura shaved his head, traditionally a sign of contrition in Japan.

    Wow! This pathetic little weasel will try anything to worm his way out of being penalized for his misdeeds. As if his fake balling performance wasn't enough. I would love to see the prosecutors send this weasel to jail for a couple of years, but if an abusive child care worker can get a suspended sentence on the grounds of work related stress, this loon will probably get an all expenses paid vacation in Fiji as recognition of his contrition.

    Posted in: Prosecutors seek 3 years in prison for bawling ex-lawmaker Nonomura over fraud

  • 5

    Disillusioned

    Wow! Only in Japan could you imagine such a suit. However, one has to consider the Japanese interpretation of democracy to fully comprehend this case. Suing an almost fascist government will result in a non-event and these people will get nothing for their cause.

    Posted in: Over 700 people sue gov't over new security laws

  • -8

    Disillusioned

    Ah, you cannot expect to keep bringing out new products a every year and keep the same sales rate. Most people are using iPhones that are two to three years old and have no need to upgrade, me included. It's not so much that the popularity of the product has dropped, but that the market has peaked and iPhone users see no need to upgrade. Unlike the Android competitors. Their plastic garbage is stuffed after a year and you have to upgrade.

    Posted in: Apple reports iPhone sales down; 1st revenue drop since 2003

  • 6

    Disillusioned

    So, all these 'naysayers' have shut up for now. It's pretty standard in Japan. They all whinge and complain about the US presence in Japan until they need them and then, they say nothing. How about a thank you?

    Posted in: U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights

  • 23

    Disillusioned

    However, the judge said the court took into consideration that Nanmoku was stressed from working long hours.

    Is this really an excuse for abusing children in her care? Unbelievable! The parents of these kids must be apauled!

    Let's hope she is blacklisted and never works with children again!

    Posted in: Nursery school teacher who forced boy to eat wasabi-laced chicken gets suspended sentence

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    Can anybody else see the boat sailing off into the sunset? These old folks have missed the boat! Shopping vouchers and promoting 'black Friday' events? Seriously? I've got a suggestion for them. How about they start taxing the rich and stop manipulating prices on daily commodities? These twits have no farking idea at all what they are doing? Do they have a deck of cards with possible economic fixes and they just throw it up in the air and see which cars land face up? I can never get used to the inadequacies and idiocies of the Japanese economists.

    Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption

  • 5

    Disillusioned

    Wow! This topic brought out all the Discovery channel buffs, didn't it? Yes, it is true that, the world goes through cycles of climate change around every 10-20 thousand years and ice cores fro the Antarctic have documented the causes. In most cases it from from excessive amounts of CO2 or methane gas in the atmosphere. However, they have also prove that, these climate change incidents take a thousand years or so to eventuate. Never in the history of the planet have greenhouse gases built up so quickly - less than a hundred years. The planet took around 100 million years to bury the billions of tons of CO2 in the form of fossil fuels. Humans have released more than 50% of it back into the atmosphere in the last hundred years or so.

    Is global warming real? You bet your sunscreen and 40'+ summer days it is! The earth's surface temperature has increase by 1.5' in the last 50 years and seas have risen by nearly ten centimetres. As the effects of so much CO2 in the atmosphere get more severe the temperature increases will become more rapid and 'super storms' will become a regular event. The oceans are already warming and has lead to many fish species leaving the equatorial regions and invading temperate zones where they compete for food with the native region species. Warner oceans and decreased salinity due to melting ice caps spell disaster for the earth's climate.

    Just to be clear. Global warming is only one aspect of climate change and it is directly related to the huge amounts of CO2 released by humans in the last 150 years. The real danger comes from the billions of tons of methane hydrate from an in the bottom of the oceans, which has already started to leech out. As the seas warm more methane hydrate will be released. Methane hydrate is a 100 times stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. Methane hydrate also combusts when mixed with oxygen. Anybody who does not believe this is real needs to stop going to church and start going to a library!

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

  • -1

    Disillusioned

    Yeah, I'm with the above post. Does it measure how hard you throw it against the wall?

    I'm sure that, 80% of PC user's stress would be disepated if they used OSX or Linux. Using Windoze all day, every day is enough to drive anybody crazy! '_<"

    Posted in: Computer mouse checks mental stress level at workplace

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    Not just th sales have spiked. A quick check on eBay will show you all his albums and memorabilia have skyrocketed in price. Really crazy things like, posters selling for 2 or 3 thousand dollars. It's quite ironic that he used his talent to make money and now, the scalpers are using his death to make money. Don't buy inflated priced memorabilia! You are just supporting the scalpers!

    Posted in: Sales of Prince songs, albums spike after superstar's death

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