Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    See my post in the other thread regarding airlines keeping prices high as long as the planes remain full. Now consider Air Asia's recent crash due almost certainly to flying into a thunderstorm updraft. Even though nobody has said so, I'll bet there were a bunch of cancellations on Air Asia flights after the crash details started to get released, so Air Asia has to do something to get customers back.

    Posted in: AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets

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    Fadamor

    I'm just wondering why the United Arab Emirates team is competing in the Asian Cup? Isn't that like the U.S. team competing in the European Cup?

    Posted in: Australia beats UAE 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final

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    Fadamor

    Is it just me, or do Japanese love Disney more than rest of tha world?

    I think it's just you. Frozen kicked box-office butt in the U.S. therefore Americans are fans of Disney as well. I watched Frozen on the plane while flying to Japan last October so at least I can say I've watched it. I enjoyed it and will say it's a "good" movie but certainly not the best there ever was. I guess I've also been fortunate in that I haven't been bombarded with "Let It Go" to the point where I dread hearing it. As an example of how much Frozen has entered American society, here's a school closing announcement due to snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjE72Q8s8wo

    Posted in: 'Frozen' heats up Japan box office in 2014

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    Fadamor

    When I discovered that Facebook had gone down, I considered my options for hunting for food and protecting my cave from marauding bands of outlaws in the post-Facebook world... and I Tweeted as much to my followers. Then Facebook came back and the marauders were crushed.

    Posted in: Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

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    Fadamor

    I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but your band name is a toilet product line here in Japan.

    They sell in the U.S. too. That might STILL be better than being the name of a Yorkshire Terrier in Kansas.

    Posted in: Toto to release new album after nine years

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    Fadamor

    Furthermore there was nothing stopping this women from driving trough the PVC pole which had me puzzled, a rather rural crossing. Seems that she froze as the pole lowered and could not force herself to run it down!

    Again, you're making an assumption with no basis on fact. You're assuming the car was operating normally when the gates came down and during the time they were down. Did the car stall - either through engine problems or in her panic she stalled it? WE DON'T KNOW why the car didn't move off the tracks, so proclaiming what "seems" to be is making a statement with insufficient data. Amateur detectives make amateur deductions.

    Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori

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    Fadamor

    There was an article in the Washington Post that basically said airlines aren't going to drop prices - regardless of fuel costs - as long as their flights remain full. Supply and demand.

    Posted in: Qantas to raise ticket prices to offset dropping of fuel surcharge

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    Fadamor

    you attack them and their women give you comfort, one's needs to be thousands times stupid to believe this terminology,in fact while using this terminology the Japanese covering the facts and deceiving other nations, at the same time it is also the acceptance of the fact that it was done officially.

    If we're going to talk "facts", let's start with this: Korea had been a colony of Japan for decades before the start of WWII. They already "owned" Korea, so why would Japan feel the need to "attack" them again? One needs to be "thousands times stupid" to think Japan is attacking something they already control.

    Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    Fadamor

    Hmm, one has to ponder just how untrue these articles were. A spade is a spade and a woman taken prisoner and forced into prostitution is not a comfort woman. She is a sex slave!

    Your statement is correct, but the problem is that the comfort women were originally admitting that they had been recruited from brothels - brothels they had been sold to by their parents - and it wasn't until later (after lawyers got involved) that their stories changed to put the blame on Japan for their entry into prostitution. After all, you can't get money from Japan for forcing you into prostitution if you were already a prostitute when they first approached you. The comfort women are well-coached on what to say by their lawyers now.

    Last August, the newspaper retracted the articles based on a Japanese man’s account - later found to be false - that described women on the Korean island of Jeju being forcibly recruited to work in the brothels.

    This is what started it all. A former Japanese officer wrote a book stating he had supervised a collection of women for the "Women's Volunteer Force" (a different program altogether from the comfort women program) against the women's will and that they had to threaten the men of the village to keep them from attacking to get the women back. He describes in detail one supposed collection from the Korean island of Jeju, but when the book was translated into Korean and the people of Jeju were asked about the incident, they called it a total fabrication. The KOREANS said no such collection ever happened during the war. The Asahi Shinbun ran a bunch of articles based on this Japanese officer's book, yet apparently never bothered to do any checking on how true the book was (after all, why would a guy write a book admitting to a crime he didn't commit?)

    Because of these things, this liberal is placed in the uncomfortable position of lending more credence to the conservative's stance regarding the comfort women than the comfort women's stance. Nobody denies they were comfort women. There is documentation aplenty regarding the program and its implementation by the IJA. There is ALSO documentation of the comfort women's original stories and later documentation of how those stories changed when it became apparent that the original stories were not going to win any lawsuits against Japan. I just can't believe their current stories.

    Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    Fadamor

    And what about all those spuds grown on Hokkaido? Country has overproduced rice yearly for nearly three decades, but can't keep local fast food in a staple not otherwise much consumed in the country? It's like a bad joke of Soviet agricultural planning.

    McDonalds (and I presume, KFC as well) specifies a particular species of potato to be used. In McDonald's case it has to be "Russet Burbank" potatoes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russet_Burbank_potato McDonald's has stated that they use Russet potatoes in their advertising for their fries, so using anything else would open them up to false advertising lawsuits. Unless Hokkaido is growing Russet Burbank potatoes, then Hokkaido's potatoes are not acceptable as a substitute.

    Posted in: KFC Japan runs out of french fries due to U.S. industrial dispute

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    Fadamor

    The guy's been married all of six months and he's had a girlfriend long enough for her to get tired of him and want to break up? Even before the psycho murder, this guy was obviously a loser.

    Posted in: Osaka policeman arrested over murder of girlfriend

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    Fadamor

    Forged resident cards use postal system to evade authorities

    Those are some intelligent resident cards to be able to do that on their own.

    ...and surprisingly mobile for a card!

    Posted in: Forged resident cards use postal system to evade authorities

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    Fadamor

    Meh. I can only control how I think - not how anyone else thinks. I can separate the difference between Muslims and murderers. The majority of the Muslim community is the former and a smaller subset of the Muslim community is, unfortunately, the latter. You will not find me condemning an entire religious group because of the extremists within the group. This movie (which I haven't felt the urge to go see) nor any other form of media is going to get me to believe that the Muslim population as a whole is bent on murdering anyone who doesn't believe like they do.

    Posted in: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

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    Fadamor

    In an emergency, logical thinking is usually the first thing lost. Yes, "logically' she should have done this or that, but we don't know whether she COULD have done this or that.

    Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori

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    Fadamor

    (OTOH, the track repair people were RIGHT THERE in Gilroy! Why didn't they fix it or block traffic til fixed? Too jaded, maybe.)

    Track repair equipment repairs TRACK (i.e. gravel bed, rails, spikes, and ties), not crossing gates. A track repair crew isn't normally going to have an electrician on the team.

    Sounds like it may have been a failed murder-suicide.

    Only to you. You're assuming the mother would think EXACTLY like you as you sit in your chair reading your computer screen. She probably had a few other things to consider while stuck on the tracks than whether to take another sip of coffee before reading the next article. Assuming everyone else would think and act like you THINK you would is the first step towards megalomania.

    We, the readers of JT, know NOTHING about why the car was where it was. We only know the result. Her car could have stalled. It could have run out of gas. The gates could have come down without warning. There are too many possibilities that preclude intentionally killing her children for us amateur detectives to proclaim it "sounds" like any particular scenario.

    Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori

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    Fadamor

    Miss Universe?! Hardly. I didn't see ANY other planets in the universe represented in this contest. Exclusionist!

    Posted in: Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

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    Fadamor

    Furthermore, because one kid was thrown from the vehicle it would be pretty safe to conclude the kids were not wearing seatbelts either.

    Have you ever seen what a train does to a motor vehicle when it impacts the side of the vehicle? I have. Seatbelts are not designed to withstand those kinds of forces. So no, it's not "safe" to conclude ANYTHING about this tragedy. The only thing that surprises me is that the mother managed to survive. Normally the sudden lateral G forces will either snap the neck, or turn the brain to mush.

    Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori

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    Fadamor

    Actually attempted murder seems too much... He wasn't wielding an axe or a knife (that can kill in an instant) but a hand-saw (that can't, given the circumstances).

    If it was a drywall saw (and at only 19 inches in length, it could very well be) you'd bleed to death in about 60 seconds if the slashing had found a major artery or vein - just like can happen with a knife. Attempted murder is entirely plausible as a charge. And besides, we don't know what evidence was presented during the trial so we are in no position to second-guess the prosecutors as to what charge was more appropriate.

    Posted in: Prosecutors seek 7-year jail term for man who slashed two AKB48 singers

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    Fadamor

    Microsoft has been surreptitiously removing customization options from its products for a decade. Office 2003 can be customized endlessly to suit each user's specific preferences and needs. Since Office 2007, customization has become extremely limited and difficult. Edit button image is gone. Toolbars are gone. Unlimited color schemes have been replaced with a choice of silver eyesore, blue eyesore and black eyesore. If you complain to their help desk they'll tell you that their market research showed that few users wanted these options.

    Speaking as a network administrator for a public school system, all those customization options are a massive pain in the keister. They make it impossible to talk a user through steps to solve their problem. Here's one person that's GLAD to see all that miscellaneous crap removed.

    Posted in: Microsoft unveils Windows 10, HoloLens goggles

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    Fadamor

    Takata executives are probably muttering the Japanese version of, "When it rains, it pours."

    Posted in: Takata exec indicted in U.S. for auto parts price fixing

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