Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    Mr. Nitsu, could you please answer the following question? Under the typically heavy-handed Japanese system that is about to be introduced over here, how does a non-resident Japanese get his/her tax back?

    As TOURISTS never pay the 8% tax in the first place, TOURISTS can never get it "back". I thought the article was pretty clear on that. Being a "non-resident Japanese" means you're at least a permanent resident elsewhere, right? If you're currently a Japanese citizen and you want to be treated as a tourist in Japan, you better become a citizen of some other country.

    Posted in: Tax-free shopping gets a boost

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    Fadamor

    Just a quick question... Why are the Muslim nations around this faction waiting for the UNITED STATES to do something? And now a quick answer... Because the Muslim nations around this faction would rather leave it to someone they can later blame as "meddling" than take the issue on themselves.

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

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    Fadamor

    Global Climate Change happens in a yearly cycle due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. Global Warming describes the current trend where over years the average temperatures on various points of the globe's surface are rising in comparison to the same locations at the same time of the season for previous years. Believe it or not, there is NO controversy over whether the Earth is going through a period of Global Warming. ALL scientists agree that the average temperatures are warmer now than they have ever been previously. The controversy is over what is contributing to the Global Warming.

    You maybe can explain why the polar ice caps are THICKER This year than last?

    Try telling that to a polar bear. If you can find one.

    Those ships traversing the Northern Passage over the top of Canada during the Summer (previously an impossible feat) might be surprised to learn the water they're sailing through is actually "thicker ice".

    Posted in: Will global warming make Japan more vulnerable to tropical diseases?

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    Fadamor

    How wrong can one be on how many levels? If this is the "largest land grab", it should tell you something. 50 hectares is very little; the equivalent of one small farm.

    It never bodes well when someone starts calling someone else "wrong on so many levels". The article talks about 400 hectares, not 50. A hectare is 100 square meters, so we're dealing with 4 square kilometers of land - hardly a "small farm".

    Posted in: U.S. urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

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    Fadamor

    In one demonstration of a prototype head-mounted display, the company showed how the user can feel resistance from virtual buttons that he or she is pushing.

    The "prototype head-mounted display" is an Oculus Rift and you could actually buy the Development Kit 2 (DK2) model even if you're not a developer. Consumer release (and the games and other software written for the headset) isn't scheduled until 2015, but Oculus is already bringing the DK2 around to trade shows and game expos to show the public what they've accomplished.

    http://www.oculusvr.com/

    Posted in: Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology

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    Fadamor

    It seems that McDonald's has severed its relationship with OSI only in China. It is an American company. Why not sever realtions with OSI in the U.S. and everywhere else?

    "OSI in China" was the Shanghai Husi Food Co. The six officials from that company who were arrested were apparently the ones who encouraged the illegal and unsanitary activities. While I'm sure McDonalds is taking a closer look at OSI's operations elsewhere, there's no reason to sever business with the entire corporation if only one company is the perpetrator.

    Why it take too long to arrest its almost a month why not held accountable the big bossses of this company why its only the employee i smell fishy here

    Why arrest the employees they are only hired to do a job. Why not go after the owners of these companies the employees go to jail and the owners buy there way out!

    The six arrested have been in detention since shortly after the incident. The only difference between now and then is that now they are actually charged with crimes. As the article clearly says, the six who were arrested were officials of the subsidiary that committed the crimes and not just some random employees.

    Authorities have previously announced the detention by police of six officials of Shanghai Husi Food Co, a subsidiary of OSI which operated a factory shut down by the city in July for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product.

    “OSI Group confirms that 6 employees of Shanghai Husi have now been arrested following detention by authorities,” the company said in a statement provided to media.

    Posted in: China arrests six over expired meat sold to fast food giants

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    Fadamor

    My grandmother died similarly. She was driving her car down a back street, apparently suffered a fatal heart attack and the car started up a telephone pole guy wire before the back wheels lost traction and the car stopped.

    Posted in: 83-year-old woman driver dies after hitting 3 pedestrians

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    Fadamor

    As I understand surrogacy, it's used when the wife cannot - for one reason or another - carry a baby to term. You would have another woman carry the baby for you.

    Contrast this with one guy having eggs fertilized by his seed and implanted in at least fifteen women. Is he trying to start his own baseball team?

    Posted in: Thai women were paid $12,500 to act as surrogates: police

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    Fadamor

    I'm just amazed that a municipality of 250,000 is still considered a "town". I live in a "city" of 55,000.

    Posted in: Report finds 1,400 children sexually exploited in northern England town

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    Fadamor

    Williams, not funny in my opinion.

    I won't give you a "thumbs down" because you clearly state that it is your opinion rather than a fact. I will only say the man was a comic genius when he burst on the scene with his portrayal of the alien Mork on "Happy Days" followed by the show "Mork and Mindy". His work as one of the hosts of Comic Relief over the years earned him tens of thousands of additional fans who had never watched him play Mork. His energy on-stage could reduce his veteran comic co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal into bouts of uncontrollable laughter. In MY opinion, a man who can make professional comics laugh uncontrollably is a "funny" man.

    Posted in: Billy Crystal pays tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys

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    Fadamor

    Why is it always male teachers in Japan but in the USA it is always female teachers?

    FAIL. There was a male teacher here in Northern Virginia who would visit students, get them passed-out drunk, then fondle and take photos of their genitals. He was convicted in Virginia and is awaiting trials in two other states he taught at. He ALSO had victims in Japan when he was an English teacher there for a couple of years.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/kevin-ricks-former-manassas-teacher-sentenced-to-20-more-years-in-prison/2013/01/22/869fdf8e-64e1-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_story.html

    Using absolutes like "always" or "never" just invites hundreds of examples where the absolute is false.

    Posted in: 25-year-old teacher arrested for molesting student in Yokohama

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    Fadamor

    Orlando is developing a "Jim Carrey with hair" look?

    Posted in: Full bloom

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    Fadamor

    The obvious solution is to build an ice wall around the reactors so that any magma flowing towards the reactor(s) will quickly harden, re-directing the still fluid magma elsewhere. Hey, they've already got something in place in Fukushima! ;-)

    Short of anime-esque force fields surrounding the reactors, YOU CAN'T DEAL WITH A VOLCANIC ERUPTION. It's not just lava. There's pyroclastic flows, ejecta, ash. You name it, a volcano has it. Pyroclastic flows can reach 1,000°C

    Posted in: NRA to study ways to deal with volcanic eruptions near nuclear reactors

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    Fadamor

    While new construction has to meet earthquake standards, the older ones like that old county courthouse don't get renovated to meet standards because of their historical status. City planners are stuck between a rock and a hard place regarding the older buildings. As much as the city would like to bring everything up to code, there's resistance from various historical preservation societies because doing so would change those historic buildings.

    Posted in: Strong California wine country quake causes injuries, damage

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    Fadamor

    Ah, false advice here folks! You treat the sting with vinegar! All the lifeguards on beaches in Australia keep large bottles if vinegar on-hand during blue-bottle season (Jan-Feb).

    How nice of you to identify your advice as "false". Given the choice of lifeguards or peer-reviewed articles in journals, we should ALWAYS believe the lifeguards... None of the references listed in the Wiki entry obviously know what they are talking about because after all, the lifeguards have EXTENSIVE medical training regarding the treatment of marine venom, right?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_man_o%27_war#References

    Posted in: Portuguese man-of-war spotted on Kanagawa beach

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    Fadamor

    'til next we meet, Robin, "Nanoo nanoo". Maybe in your case they can relax the rules a bit regarding where those who commit suicide are destined.

    Posted in: Actor-comedian Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

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    Fadamor

    Just attended an anime convention in Maryland and the Kodansha representative at their panel talked about AOT and the spin-offs. Even he noted that the "AOT: Junior High" series was a head-scratcher. But I guess they've licensed "Junior High" and "No Regrets" for publication in the U.S. Will this "No Regrets" anime make it to the States as well? We'll see.

    Posted in: 'Attack on Titan’s' Levi getting his own two-part anime DVD series

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    Fadamor

    He declined to comment on the demand for its return, saying: “We have not received any official request.”

    This is key. No OFFICIAL request has been made. A sovereign nation isn't going to respond to unofficial requests or demands to return items in their possession.

    China probably has jurisdiction over this stele because it was taken from lands occupied by Russia at the time. Russia at the time occupied Manchuria and the Liaodong peninsula. If it was taken from there, then it wasn't in Korea. The Chinese government should be making an official request, not some private organization demanding the return of the stele.

    Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact

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    Fadamor

    American torpedoes during the early part of WWII were notorious for impacting but not exploding. A perfectly aimed shot resulting in the torpedo striking perpendicular to the hull would crush the trigger before it could detonate the warhead. Early reports from submarine captains were disregarded as attempts to hide firing a badly-aimed shot, but by 1943 the complaints had risen to the point were the flaw was discovered. Two years of torpedoes not detonating and instead burying themselves in the mud (in the case of shallow water) or sinking to the bottom once the propellant was expended. The warheads are still there.

    Posted in: Clearing WWII's explosive legacy in the Pacific

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    Fadamor

    As for telling the Japanese why they were bombed... I think there are a few reasons why those weapons were used, and I still believe it was to test them. Detonating them over a desert told them nothing about the effects on cities... so they used Japan as a testing ground. I also think it was to show the world who now wore the trousers. I believe Nagasaki and Hiroshima were sacrificed for these tests... why else use two different types?

    There's a couple of threads that led to the bombing of Hiroshima:

    The first thread was, as you mention, the "we're the man with the big stick" syndrome. "Who's going to believe us unless we actually use it?"

    Once the initial tests at the Trinity site were completed, the scientists involved were in disagreement over whether it should be used in the war to kill people. Some of them forwarded a proposal that the military choose an unpopulated island near Tokyo and use it to demo the bomb for Japanese officials. The military nixed the proposal because they were concerned about the embarrassment that would happen if the bomb fizzled.

    Before the United States entered WWII, then-President Roosevelt sent a letter to all the leaders who were at that time involved in hostilities. Read this and imagine Roosevelt's reaction to Hiroshima and Nagasaki had he still been alive:

    Appeal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Aerial Bombardment of Civilian Populations, September 1, 1939

    The President of the United States to the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and His Britannic Majesty, September 1, 1939

    The ruthless bombing from the air of civilians in unfortified centers of population during the course of the hostilities which have raged in various quarters of the earth during the past few years, which has resulted in the maiming and in the death of thousands of defenseless men, women, and children, has sickened the hearts of every civilized man and woman, and has profoundly shocked the conscience of humanity.

    If resort is had to this form of inhuman barbarism during the period of the tragic conflagration with which the world is now confronted, hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings who have no responsibility for, and who are not even remotely participating in, the hostilities which have now broken out, will lose their lives. I am therefore addressing this urgent appeal to every government which may be engaged in hostilities publicly to affirm its determination that its armed forces shall in no event, and under no circumstances, undertake the bombardment from the air of civilian populations or of unfortified cities, upon the understanding that these same rules of warfare will be scrupulously observed by all of their opponents. I request an immediate reply.

    http://www.dannen.com/decision/int-law.html#E

    The second thread was the ferocious fighting that the Japanese defenders gave during the battle of Okinawa. The body counts eliminated most of the objection to using the "atomic weapons".

    Posted in: Do you think that ceremonies for victims of the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should include references to the victims of Japan’s acts of aggression before and during World War II?

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