Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    I watched one episode of this steaming pile. Twee, nostalgic, typically reactionary Daily Mail crap. This rubbish gives the UK a bad name.

    Of course, the majority of the rest of the world disagreeing with you couldn't POSSIBLY mean you might be wrong...

    Posted in: Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after sixth season

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    Fadamor

    You can at least require that there must be two people on the flight deck at all times, which is the protocol Malaysia Air instituted after the disappearance of its plane.

    I experienced this on a United flight from DC to Las Vegas last year. Once the plane was at cruising altitude, both pilots needed a restroom break. The sequence was:

    1. Cockpit calls the flight attendants via the interphone to let them know the pilots need a potty-break.
    2. The flight attendant who was the designated emergency pilot in case a member of the cockpit crew became incapacitated moves to the front of the plane, verifies the forward toilets are unoccupied, pulls one of the drink carts from storage and turns it sideways across the aisle to prevent passenger access to the forward toilets. A second flight attendant mans the drink cart obstacle.
    3. The designated emergency pilot calls the cockpit to let them know that preparations have been made and the first pilot may open the door.
    4. The first pilot to exit opens the door and he lets the emergency pilot into the cockpit then goes to the restroom.
    5. After the first pilot is done, the pilot calls the cockpit and the Chinese Fire Drill is repeated for the second pilot.
    6. After the second pilot is done, he calls the cockpit and swaps places with the emergency pilot.
    7. The emergency pilot and the other flight attendant return the drink cart to storage and the forward toilets are available for use by passengers again.

    But as has been noted, not only is there a fire extinguisher in the cockpit, but also a small hand axe for cutting out of wreckage. If a pilot "went off the deep-end", the other pilot probably would never have a chance to defend themselves.

    Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor

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    Fadamor

    This infuriates me. Taxation without representation. It makes me want to throw crates of tea into Boston Harbor. (Even if you are not a U.S. citizen, be wary. A number of other governments are beginning to follow the U.S. example here.)

    Try again. If you are a U.S. citizen then you have a voting district and are represented (unless you last lived within the confines of Washington D.C. - in which case you really ARE taxed without representation).

    http://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter

    Posted in: Attention U.S. taxpayers: Are you ready for FATCA?

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    Fadamor

    13 years later and Scully and Mulder are still only investigators? Most people would have left the FBI for a job with some chance at a promotion. (Says the net admin who's been doing the same thing for 17 years.)

    Posted in: 'X-Files' to return after 13 years

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    Fadamor

    @Fadamor: Recommend some other girls' attires than a skirt. Pervert can place cameras under long skirt than short skirt on escalators. Summer coming now. Why do you still recommend skirt?

    ...because that's the style of clothing she was wearing during the crime. Yes a determined pervert can still film up a longer skirt, but it's harder to do without being noticed. Add to that the reduced lighting of the "target area" that a longer skirt provides, and the "payoff" for the pervert is greatly reduced.

    @Strategist,

    To even suggest the girls at fault is preposterous,

    I agree regarding blaming the girl, but common sense precautions are NOT preposterous.

    many schools in Japan have such uniforms as standard.

    ...which would be an excellent reason why you wouldn't necessarily blame the girl. However, the article does not mention if the girl was in a school uniform and I doubt she was, considering it was 9:30pm on a Saturday and she was with her father.

    Yes the girl could have put on tights underneath but that's beyond the point

    Why would that be beside the point? It's an effective way to avoid having your privacy violated without having to compromise on fashion.

    the next thing you would probably suggest is that all schoolgirl and such should carry a gun. Simply preposterous.

    Yes, that is simply preposterous, which is why I would never suggest such a thing. Please stop pretending you know me and what I would or wouldn't say.

    Posted in: Buddhist monk arrested for filming up girl's skirt on escalator

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    Fadamor

    I would think a longer skirt would thwart most of these guys. A knee-length skirt is going to be harder to secretly "up-skirt" than a thigh-length skirt without being obvious about it - even on an escalator. It that a realistic assumption or am I missing something?

    Posted in: Buddhist monk arrested for filming up girl's skirt on escalator

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    Fadamor

    Meh. Childish... and I'm talking about the SOUTH Koreans! This sounds too much like a publicity stunt for the movie producers. Question: How many North Koreans have the capability to play DVDs?

    Posted in: North Korea warns against airdropping DVDs of 'The Interview'

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    Fadamor

    What kind of a person does this kind of thing? If robery was motivation 79 y/o woman! Now murder!

    You don't stab someone in the chest unless you've decided to commit murder. WHATEVER the motivation was for the attack, the assailant had already decided that she was to die.

    Posted in: Woman found on Ehime street dies from stab wounds

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    Fadamor

    The First Lady "doing lunch" with Honest Abe is so trivial. what exactly does this achieve of any rerlevance to the plethora of problems facing the US and Japan?

    Why should everything the First lady does have to achieve something "of any relevance to the plethora of problems facing the US (sic) and Japan"?

    Posted in: Michelle Obama tells Abe: 'Let's do lunch'

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    Fadamor

    I would have preferred the "psychological" route too rather than the "treasure find story". I like Rinko though so if I'm up for a sad movie I'll check it out.

    To be fair, the "treasure find story" is ALSO a "psychological route". The woman is repeatedly told that Fargo was fictitious, yet desperately refuses to consider it.

    Posted in: Rinko Kikuchi stars in film about girl who went looking for 'Fargo' buried money

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    Fadamor

    Scott must not be from the U.S. or he wouldn't have made such a false claim that it is a "tradition" to get extremely drunk and drive around in their parent's car - and it's IMPOSSIBLE for 9th graders to do so as they are too young to drive OR drink. In going for the cheap laugh, Scott instead embarrassed himself internationally.

    Posted in: Police called after Okayama teens dress differently for graduation

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    Fadamor

    A customer who purchased the book online returned it and complained that the book appeared to be child pornography, but the employee relisted it on the online store, they added.

    Not surprising. Just because one person decides something is child pornography doesn't mean it actually is. Until the government defines what "pornography" actually is without including weasel phrases like "in the view of rational adults" and such, you're going to have incidents like this happen. Lock down exactly what "pornography" is and many of these "criminals" will disappear due to clarity of the law.

    Posted in: Amazon Japan employee investigated over child porn

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    Fadamor

    Also, I never hear the name "General Electric", the US company that designed and built the reactor (it is a GE "Mark 1" reactor). What role are they playing in all of this?

    I believe they are doing nothing, even though it's absurd, since they designed the reactor.

    They're doing nothing because they have no part in this. They designed the reactor and gave Japan's NRC a list of requirements that needed to be met by the host country in order to ensure safe operation of the reactor. After the earthquake and tsunami, those minimum requirements failed to be supplied by the host country and the reactor suffered a catastrophic failure as a result. This disaster was due to the failure of the infrastructure supporting the reactor (electrical power, cooling water piping,and as a result, insufficient cooling water), not a failure of the reactor itself.

    Posted in: Nearly all fuel in Fukushima No. 1 reactor has melted, says TEPCO

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    Fadamor

    I have a great idea for an attraction! A mock Osprey ride!

    Posted in: Universal Studios Japan considers new theme park in Okinawa

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    Fadamor

    How can they enjoy blood money paid to them for their son's death? Why is it that money makes everything 'better' in Japan...?

    You're assuming a lot. You're assuming that the parents are going to "enjoy" receiving this money. I have a suspicion that they would prefer getting their son back over ANY monetary amount. That's never going to happen, though, so you penalize the people involved with taking their son away in a manner that will get their attention: their bank accounts.

    Good on the family for suing the city and winning. The school, definitely, should be held responsible too. I'm not sure if the family will win the other case but I hope they do.

    The parents didn't win the lawsuit because the city settled out of court before a verdict was reached.

    Posted in: Parents of suicide bullying victim settle out of court with Otsu city

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    Fadamor

    So four people went and three died. Did the one who is alive and well have some reservations about going into the hole?

    Standard safety practices when descending into confined spaces is to have at least one person "topside" who (theroetically) is manning a winch that can raise the person in the hole should they become incapacitated. For something like a hot spring hole maybe a winch wasn't feasible.

    Posted in: Three men die in hot spring gas poisoning in Akita

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    Fadamor

    I made a mistake and I've seen similar comments saying Obama should worry about the US kids and why come here when Japan is ranked 5th in the world in education, she should go to Africa.

    Michelle Obama didn't come here to bring the Let Girls Learn program to Japan or to criticize how Japan educates its young girls, but to thank Japan for donating money to the program.

    It displays true character when you admit your mistakes rather than pretend they didn't happen. This got a thumbs-up from me for the mea culpa.

    While I applaud the effort here Japan doesn't have this problem, girls graduate all the time here, it's not a problem, there are far more in need countries than Japan. I'm just hoping the money goes to those countries if anything.

    You're making the same mistake Harvey did the other day.

    LOl. All you would have had to do is read the original article completely/carefully, or maybe even take two seconds and go to Google, to realize that the program had nothing to do with Japan. And please do not blame other posters for your knee-jerk reaction to attack anything associated with Obama. That is really lame.

    ..and your comment received a thumbs-DOWN from me for beating a dead horse. The man already admitted his mistake.

    Posted in: Michelle Obama, Akie Abe announce plans to support girls' education

  • 0

    Fadamor

    I understand that, but the emails I'm talking about are from Rakuten, not the store I actually did business with.

    Posted in: 'Englishisation' - Is it working?

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    Fadamor

    There are 257 countries in the world. Japan is ranked 5th in education. Why spend US taxpayer's money on coming here? Why not an impoverished African country where the young girls truly suffer and are not given the opportunity? Or in the US's backyard where Mexico ranks at the bottom along with Brazil.

    I urge you to read the article AGAIN Harvey, and this time do it for comprehension. She didn't come here because she thought Japan's girls aren't getting a good education. Actually READ the article to see if you can find out why she came to Japan! The rest of us could, so I have faith in you!

    I think the u.s is the last person who should be educating the world on with their ranking

    Well, considering the "u.s" (sic) is a country and not a person, your declaration is invalid from the very beginning. Or maybe I was trying to interpret too much into your horribly fractured sentence? Maybe "u.s" really IS some person we have never heard of?

    Posted in: Michelle Obama arrives in Japan to showcase girls' education aid

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    Fadamor

    The US $ is unbelievably strong right now. 120 yen to the dollar.

    Posted in: Shifting currencies shake up tourism landscape

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