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    Fadamor

    Anyone who looks at his career will be pretty surprised at how his life looks compared to Shatner's, whose career was a lot less steady.

    "T.J Hooker", sci fi author, and at one time a large stockholder in Priceline.com (he's since sold his shares) vs. "In Search of..." and "Ancient Mysteries" host? Oh yeah, Leonard was doing Priceline commercials as well.

    Posted in: 'Mr Spock' pays emotional tribute to Leonard Nimoy

  • 0

    Fadamor

    "Who started the war?"

    USA

    OK, two can play your little game. The USA "started" the war by demanding that Japan cease its aggressive attempts to takeover the entire Southeast Asian region in order to support the war it was already up to its ears in with China. So I'm going to throw it right back in your face and state that JAPAN started the war against the allies by entering a war they couldn't sustain against China without having to "acquire" much more territory by attacking allied colonies.

    Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima

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    Fadamor

    Imelda Marcos is still alive and sits in the Philippine House of Representatives.

    Really? For some reason I thought she passed away five or so years after Ferdinand. Did they make her repay the costs of all her shoes purchased with taxpayer money before letting her back in the country?

    Posted in: Philippine dictator Marcos to get hero's burial: Duterte

  • 1

    Fadamor

    Use a nuclea weapon to IS to put an early end to the war agaisnt the terrorisms.

    No, and NO. ISIL is not the only terrorist group out there. Completely destroying ISIL will not end the war against terrorism. Al Qaeda is still around as well as 100 other groups who feel if the world doesn't do what they say, then they'll just start randomly killing innocent civilians. As far as using nuclear weapons ANYWHERE, the "collateral damage" would be devastating and would constitute a war crime as the international rules currently define.

    The article brings up the Bataan Death March as a counterpoint to the attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While the Bataan Death March was horrific and clearly a war crime as the rules were written then, it was a crime committed against military prisoners of war. Contrast this with the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The cities were chosen because they had not received any attacks previously and therefore battle damage assessment could be completely attributed to the one bomb dropped. Two different methods of achieving critical mass were used to compare effectiveness. And finally, the aim point for the bombs was the city center, not any military target. In short, the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were specifically targeted, not for military reasons, but in order to serve as the guinea pigs to see how many people the two differently constructed bombs could kill. After WWII, the 1949 Geneva Convention made "collective punishment" (i.e. punishment simply because you were of the same nationality/race/religion/political ideology as a violent group) a war crime. There is no one who would argue that a nuclear weapon wouldn't create a war crime event. Nukes have outlived their usefulness now that precision strike weapons have come into existence.

    Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

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    Fadamor

    if the Marcoses (allegedly) stole money from the people, how is it possible for one of them to become a Senator? and now run for vice presidency? why are they not in Jail?

    That would be because they fled the country before they could be imprisoned, and the two thieves are no longer alive. Is it your contention that the thieves' children should be imprisoned for the crimes of their parents? Get real.

    I remember Ferdinand Marcos well. The midnight curfew imposed by Marcos and enforced by paramilitary cruising the streets of Olongapo City was a lasting memory of when I was there in the early 80's.

    Posted in: Philippine dictator Marcos to get hero's burial: Duterte

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    Fadamor

    How come it's called the South China Sea even though it's just as close to Vietnam and the Philippines as China?

    China is bigger, and historically was the cultural center of the region (japan calls them chuugoku, after all)

    Posted in: Chinese media slam U.S. lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

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    Fadamor

    A pipe dream. Heads of foreign countries do not meet with state/prefecture/oblast governors.

    “We think that issues related to security and diplomacy should be discussed between the central governments of countries involved.”

    100% correct. Think about it, what could possibly come of a meeting between Obama and Onaga?

    "I would very much like to directly speak to President Obama so as to ensure the safety of prefectural residents’ lives and property, as well as of children and grandchildren in the future.”

    Obama's response? "Umm what would you have me do to ensure that NOT A SINGLE OKINAWAN IS EVER PLACED IN AN UNSAFE SITUATION FOR THE REST OF THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE?!" That's not something a President could ever agree to. Onaga once again displays an appalling lack of understanding on the relationship between sovereign nations.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor requests meeting with Obama

  • -5

    Fadamor

    Even with the updated article, I find it incredible that they've arrested this guy simply because he happened to be in a particular area. What about all the other people who were in that area?

    Posted in: Civilian U.S. base worker admits to killing Okinawa woman; Abe to raise issue with Obama

  • -1

    Fadamor

    It still is.

    No nation is "safe". Japan may be relatively "safer" than most other nations, but I'm starting to wonder if that's only because a lot of the crime goes unreported.

    Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested on shinkansen heading to Tokyo

  • 0

    Fadamor

    So in Canada I can now join women in the dressing room and sports teams if I just declare that I feel female today?

    Yep. Right up to the point where you get an erection. (and no, you won't be able to claim you're a lesbian)

    Posted in: Canada announces ban on transgender discrimination

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    Fadamor

    There are trash cans in the subway? I don't recall seeing any. I'm always forced to stick my garbage in my pockets.

    I spent a week in Tokyo a couple of years ago and the one thing I still am amazed about was that there were no public trash cans ANYWHERE. A tour guide on the Mt. Fuji bus tour I went on commented that he thinks this has been so ever since the sarin attacks. Those attacks used trash BAGS to hold the poison, but why that would require the removal of all trash CANS remains a mystery to me.

    Posted in: Trash cans removed from Tokyo subway stations in preparation for G-7 summit

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    Fadamor

    I actually have problems with this. Is the disabled person testifying or is the interpreter testifying based on what they BELIEVE the disabled person is trying to say? Stephen Hawking - another ALS victim - could testify directly without the need for an interpreter but his responses take time while the words are assembled in the speech program he uses.

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    Fadamor

    *I saw this spelling on the front cover of a thick, printed volume titled "Ministory of Education, Report for the Year 1979."

    Yeah, even the big prestigious universities appear to have brain farts sometimes. I remember a few years ago where Radford University diplomas misspelled the name of the STATE, calling it "Virgina". Almost 1,500 diplomas had to be reissued because not only was the state spelled wrong, there was also a "therto" instead of a "thereto" in the diploma.

    Posted in: Student shuts down 444 school websites to 'remind teachers they are incompetent'

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    Fadamor

    The way to handle the JWs is to get a long hooded black cape, and a realistic looking sacrificial dagger prop. Answer the door with dagger in-hand and all the lights off and claim "The Master told me offerings to him would appear at my door today. DO come in!" That usually ends the pestering.

    Posted in: Almost half of Japanese people hide when doorbell rings: survey

  • 0

    Fadamor

    chicka-chicka-WAA-WAA!

    After watching the swimming events, you can conduct your own 100 meter breaststroke heats back in your room.

    OOOOOHHHH YEAHHHHH!

    Posted in: Gov’t to convert love hotels into regular lodging facilities ahead of 2020 Olympics

  • 1

    Fadamor

    I have to agree with kurisupisu and Christopher Glen. Disciplining someone for being exhausted doesn't solve the problem. A few years ago there was a bus crash when the driver fell asleep. It was later determined that the company he worked for had him driving around for something like15 hours a day. This has to stop. Whether they are train conductors, bus drivers, or just plain salarymen, the gov needs to step in and reign in the overtime- especially for the full timers.

    All well and good, but you're making a ton of assumptions. Nobody in the article claimed the conductor was over worked. In fact, the conductor admitted he was feeling under the weather and took some medication - which is probably the cause of his drowsiness.

    Posted in: Narita Express train doors fail to open for 30 seconds after conductor dozes off

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    Fadamor

    Honda was in a position where the company should have known what was going on, Levins said.

    Unless you can prove they DID know what was going on, I predict that Honda will get dropped as a defendant in the suit. One could argue that "Stephen Levins, executive director of the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection" should have known what was going on but apparently didn't. Does that mean he needs to sue himself?

    Posted in: Hawaii sues Takata, Honda over defective air bags

  • 0

    Fadamor

    However, considering the student is a minor and the number of people actually affected (i.e. people who wanted to access a school website during those times) was likely in the high single digits at most, he ought to get off lightly.

    If this is true, then the kid actually has a point. Our school division has EIGHT schools and when you add in the administrative web site that means only NINE websites and if our schools were down due to a DDOS attack for an hour, the school division would get about forty or so calls from parents, the school staff, and the school board members. 90% of our school communication is done through our websites. If only 9 or 10 people are trying to access the websites of 444 schools in an hour's time, then I imagine the web pages are not current and yes, the staff is incompetent (at least in regards to web presence).

    Posted in: Student shuts down 444 school websites to 'remind teachers they are incompetent'

  • 4

    Fadamor

    Trump says he is unlikely to have a good relationship with British PM Cameron

    Let's be honest, Trump will not have a good relationship with ANY country's leaders because they won't blindly do anything Trump tells them to. "You're fired" doesn't work in international relations.

    This guy is going to win and there's nothing we can do about it

    What polls are you looking at? Democrats still hold a lead over the Republicans. Unless all the independents suddenly become brain dead and vote for Trump, a Democrat President will still be sitting in the White House after January of next year.

    Trump is running scared. He refuses to release his 2015 tax return because a: he's afraid the public will see he's not as rich as he claims he is and b: they'll see he hasn't spent ANYTHING on charity despite bragging that he's donated hundreds of thousands of dollars this past year. What HE personally donated was apparently $0. "His charity" amounted to his companies and golf courses giving free stuff.

    Posted in: Trump says he is unlikely to have a good relationship with British PM Cameron

  • 1

    Fadamor

    The view of Niagara Falls is infinitely better from the Canadian side. I'm guessing it's probably safer as well.

    I think that would be a matter of opinion.

    Let the record show that I have NEVER agreed with Bass4Funk... until now. BOTH statements were opinions rather than facts.

    Posted in: Japanese tourist returns to Niagara Falls to testify against attacker

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