Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    I did not know Google was now giving out free phones. Probably hit you with a large contract with a crappy phone.

    The contract is where the cost of the phone is absorbed. As far as "crappy", my Samsung Galaxy S4 has been working flawlessly for me since I bought it. "Crappy" must be what people who paid too much for an iPhone tell themselves to try and make themselves feel better.

    Posted in: Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

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    Fadamor

    The lesson should be: Don't star in movies with your son.

    Hmmm... Martin and Charlie Sheen - first in Apocalypse Now (Charlie with an uncredited part), then later in "Wall Street" and "Hot Shots Part Deux". All three were generally considered successful.

    Posted in: Will Smith enters a new phase, learns to 'quiet the warrior'

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    Fadamor

    It's a sad state of affairs when a 13 year old girl is called an idiot for being too trusting.

    You're right. It IS a sad state of affairs. But that's the world we live in today. 13-year-olds in Japan have (hopefully) already received the instruction on how not everyone in the town/city has their best interests in mind and to not trust people simply because they are an adult. If not, then the Board of Education has failed their students yet again.

    Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping Kagawa school girl

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    Fadamor

    One year for some toilet graffiti?? A little extreme.

    Had it been one time, I might agree with you. But this guy went in and did it "at least ten times over a period of two months". That's not a guy who's angry. That's a guy who has become a habitual offender.

    Posted in: Asahi supporter sentenced for scrawling lavatory editorials

  • 4

    Fadamor

    People need to know what groups such as ISIS are doing - not just to "infidels" but to people of their own religion as well. The Board of Education is way off base for censuring the teacher of high school students for showing an NHK program.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

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    Fadamor

    "It was a joke" now replaces "I was drunk" for covering up stupidity.

    There. Fixed.

    Posted in: Osaka shop owner in trouble for advertising '100-yen Molotov cocktails'

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    Fadamor

    So they were expecting a "warning"? Most people would consider the written sexual harassment policy at the place of employment the only "warning" necessary. And as for the female employees not complaining directly to them, whether they did or didn't doesn't change the guilt of the two managers.

    Posted in: Top court backs punishment of 2 men for sexual harassment comments

  • 4

    Fadamor

    Leaking everywhere but tepco still won't admit there is a problem. How come there are leakages but there is no problem. Isn't it, recognizing a problem the first step to fix it?

    Ehh... the fact that they're reporting the issue to the press means that they think it's "a problem". TEPCO doesn't report the normal daily events to the press.

    So they just took the gravel and blocks they had laying around the site, already radiated by cesium ejected from the core, and tossed it up on the roof where it'd be safe?

    The article makes no such claim.

    Volland - I beg your pardon! How is it childish to quote Abe's statement he used to gain the Olympics? And, if you must know, the Fukushima disaster has caused me direct problems. For starters, I am paying an extra 10% for electricity. I also used to do a lot of surfing in ibaraki and Fukushima, but after checking radiation levels in the sand I refuse to go back there. We checked radiation levels on beaches between Kashima and into southern Fukushima and found there is a lot of radiation in the sand on the foreshore. Childish? Really?

    Volland's point is valid, though. "Under control" has NEVER meant "No problem". The fact that it needs to be controlled at all means there is a problem. The paraphrasing that goes on here in the JT comments is what created the "No problem" myth. As far as the radiation in the sand, what was the reading in the sand prior to 3/11? I ask because no matter WHAT beach you go to on the face of the Earth, you will get radiation readings from the sand.

    Yelnats -- so that makes Japan's and TEPCO's clear incompetence in handling this cleanpup OK? Just because "the ocean is "huge"?

    I see this claim of "clear incompetence" used a lot... by people who haven't the faintest clue on how to clean up a partial nuclear meltdown. And Yelnats said nothing about how "OK" the job the people conducting the clean-up were doing. His/her comment was on how much damage the ocean was taking from the partial meltdown and clean-up.

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

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    Fadamor

    Really? The state that had a "Chris Kyle Day" sentenced his possibly insane killer to death? Whoa!

    No, not really. He was sentenced to life in prison.

    Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq posed absolutely no threat to "Kyle's country." Yet, he went on a mission as an agent of state terrorism and took the lives of at least 160 living souls, many of whom were family members. (probably often in areas other folks call their shopping areas). That's mass murder. I call 'em like I see 'em.

    Your first sentence was 100% correct, but you started to err after that. As an enemy of Kuwait, a United States' ally, Iraq continued to pose a threat to the point where the no-fly zones were still in existence from Desert Storm. Kyle was a sniper. Snipers don't take random potshots at passers-by. They target specific individuals for specific reasons because once they've taken a shot, they have to relocate. You don't give away your position for no reason. "Taking the lives of living souls" is what happens in a war. Kyle is no different than any other soldier on the battlefield in this respect. As far as his targets being "family members", so what? Hitler was a "family member" but that didn't stop him from being the most reviled human being of the 20th century. Just because somebody has a family doesn't mean it's impossible for them to be combatants. You can call it "mass murder" all you want, but that just means you've written your own personal dictionary that the majority of the world does not use.

    Posted in: Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle jailed for life

  • 0

    Fadamor

    On the subject of Japan’s use of sex slaves prior to and during World War II, the report said the results were made public of a government-appointed study which re-examined the drafting process of the Kono Statement (a government apology made two decades earlier to the survivors of the sex slave system.

    So... Amnesty International is now criticizing countries in the current year for actions in previous years? I was unaware they were a historical entity. Up until just now I was under the impression they dealt with human rights issues that currently exist. My eyes have been opened!

    Posted in: Amnesty Int'l criticizes Japan in 2014/15 human rights report

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    Fadamor

    Common sense suggests that one should be going at a very slow speed when entering, turning in or exiting a roundabout. This holds even more true when driving in winter when the potential for icy conditions exist. In fact, this holds true for the corners in the road that ClippetyClop speaks of.

    The first two words of your post expose the flaw in your reasoning.

    As for the snowy traffic lights... Mini-traffic light wipers! When snow starts falling heavily, the central traffic control operations center sends out the commands to start-up the wipers. This has the advantage of clearing even the yellow lights, which aren't on long enough during a normal cycle to heat up even if you're using the incandescent lamps.

    Posted in: LED traffic lights too cool for snowy Aomori

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    Fadamor

    Most of what the article is concerned with is ALREADY criminal infringement if the publishers decide to pursue it. Doujinshi authors are using licensed characters in books without any compensation to the original artists and/or character designers.

    Regarding Scanlation and fansubbing, what usually happens on one of the scanlation (scanned, translated, and put on the website) sites I frequent is they get a Cease & Desist (C&D) order for chapters that the publisher found scanlated on the website. The website owner then removes the identified chapters and marks them as blocked for re-upload. They try to avoid the whole C&D sequence by voluntarily removing a title if the title becomes officially licensed in the scanlator's language. Some publisher's don't care as long as the title isn't licensed in a given language, but others do. The upshot is that if the publishers wanted to shut down ALL scanlation/fansubbing, they already have the tools to do it and WHATEVER ends up in the TPP isn't going to change that.. I think it's a trade-off between protecting their licenses and looking like a-holes for going after people who aren't making any money off the publisher's work (unlike the doujinshi sellers).

    Posted in: If Japan joins the TPP, would it be the end of parody and self-published works?

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    Fadamor

    Taylor Swift was crowned the world’s top-selling artist in 2014 on Monday, although an industry group said that the Disney soundtrack “Frozen” would have beaten her.

    Nobody better tell Kanye West that or he'll attend the awards ceremony just to go onstage and tell her that she should give the award to Beyonce.

    Posted in: Taylor Swift officially world's top-selling musician in 2014

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    Fadamor

    Yoshitsune, if you are trying to claim that 200,000 were kidnapped and enslaved, then we disagree. There has been NO proof of kidnapping and no proof of enslavement as a policy by the IJA. The ONLY proven case of kidnapping and sex slavery was a Dutch nurse prisoner of war in Java, Indonesia. When Japanese authorities heard about it, they shut down that brothel.

    There is ample proof, however, of the government taking women from brothels to support the comfort women program and of those women being paid during their tenure as comfort women. One comfort woman famously petitioned the Japanese postal service to release the funds she'd saved during the war:

    In March 1992, I read a newspaper article about a former comfort woman named Moon Ok-ju, who had come to Japan to request refund of the monies in a wartime postal savings account. Ms. Moon was a comfort woman in Burma between 1942 and 1944. During that time, she deposited cash received from soldiers at the unit’s military post office. She had lost her passbook, but she submitted a request to the Shimonoseki Post Office for a refund of ¥6,000 or 7,000.

    The post office checked her story, and on May 11, 1992, found the original accounting records for military savings. Between June 1943 and September 1945, Ms. Moon had made 12 deposits, and her account had a balance of ¥26,145. Normally, the discovery of a sum of money this large would have made the news. In the 1940s, ¥5,000 would have purchased a house in Tokyo. She could have bought five houses!

    Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'

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    Fadamor

    How do they have ANY indication that he was 'lured there via social media'? They should at least spell out how they came to such assumptions because otherwise they are just grasping at invisible straws.

    Why would the police need to "spell out" to reporters every single lead they are pursuing and the justification for doing so? The reporters are not part of the investigation and giving them that information would only hinder the investigation, because then detective-wanna-be's would be second-guessing every investigative step taken. Oh. Wait. You already ARE second guessing them and you don't know ANYTHING about this investigation!

    Posted in: Body of naked 13-year-old boy found on riverbank in Kawasaki

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    Fadamor

    Those of you betting it will get cold again have a safe bet. Over here in the Wash D.C. region, we had 16°C weather a couple of weeks ago that caused the trees to start to bud, followed by a week of bone-chilling temperatures that saw a high of -10°C and a low of -16°C four days ago. We rose above freezing for a day yesterday, but now we're below freezing again for the foreseeable future.

    As for the buildings' HVAC lagging behind the weather: it takes time to reconfigure the system for cooling instead of heating. By the time you get it configured properly, it's time to switch it back to the original alignment.

    Posted in: Temperatures top 20 degrees in Honshu for 1st time this year

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    Fadamor

    Helmet manufacturers in both cricket and baseball may need to reconsider their designs in light of situations like these.

    In situations like THESE? I know of no second basemen who wear a helmet of any kind when they're in the outfield - unless you want to call the baseball cap a "felt helmet".

    Second Baseman? What was the kid doing? Picking his nose? I used to play mid-on in cricket with no gloves or helmet. That only 3-4 meters away from the batsman. This kid was at the other side of the diamond. He should have been onto it. He was obviously not paying attention and now, the teacher faces scrutiny for this kid's lack of attention. Fantastic! I hope he recovers, but at 16 he should have been paying attention. I know how these high school baseball teams train and there is no excuse for skylarking.

    It's obvious you DON'T know how they train, or you wouldn't be spouting off as if they were in the middle of a game with only one thing commanding everyone's attention. Typically, while the coach is hitting fly balls to the outfield, the infield is conducting separate drills - throwing warm-up throws, etc. THAT'S "how these high school baseball teams train."

    Posted in: 16-year-old boy in critical condition after being hit in head by baseball

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    Fadamor

    “This definitely contains a warning against Shinzo Abe, doesn’t it?” tweeted @Kirokuro.

    A warning? What possible warning could this convey? The Imperial family has no means of removing elected officials.

    In the narrow issue of whether comfort women were kidnapped and enslaved, I think the record needs to be corrected now that the former IJA officer who wrote a book claiming to have done such a thing was called a liar by the Korean village he supposedly did the kidnapping from - AND the newspaper that stood behind that officer and his book has admitted that what they were printing was false.

    BUT... That's the ONLY thing that could use modifying. The Nanjing Massacre; the mass execution of prisoners of war; the mass execution of civilian prisoners; the horrible abuse of prisoners - marching them until they dropped and then bayoneted where they lay (under orders to not waste ammunition on them); all those things cannot be whitewashed-away.

    Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'

  • 0

    Fadamor

    Revenge porn? More like pedophilia depending on the age & child porn is illegal!

    I imagine most of the "18 and under" revenge porn charges are against the victim's boyfriend or girlfriend who are likely within a year or to of the victim's age.

    Posted in: Man arrested for distributing revenge porn in Fukushima

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    Fadamor

    There's only so many fire apparatus you can position around a burning structure and a fire hydrant system can handle only so many hoses being supplied by it before water pressure is adversely affected. Unless some of those vehicles were "pumpers" feeding water from a lake or river to the close-in apparatus, it seems to me some of the vehicles were providing no help at all.

    Posted in: 2 dead, 6 injured in Tokyo apartment building fire

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