Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    This is what the SOFA does for the sovereignty of any country. They lose it to the Americans and if they want to take him back to the USA there is nothing they can do to stop it.

    I keep hearing about this horror story in Japan where the U.S. carts off a military suspect back to the U.S. before the local authorities can finish their investigation. Funny thing though is that I can't find a SINGLE case of that happening since the SOFA went into effect. Please educate me. I want to know how often the U.S. has spirited away military members from Japan when they are under investigation. OSHIETE KUDASAI!

    The people of Okinawa complain about the SOFA all of the time.

    Fortunately for the parties involved, the SOFA isn't written just for the people of Okinawa. It's a written agreement between the sovereign nations of Japan and the United States. It's my understanding that most of the complaints regarding the SOFA deal with parts that have to do with taxes and compensation. The only ones who ever complain about the judicial portion of the SOFA are the ones slavering for the accused to be placed in the hands of the "100% confession rate or bust!" local police as soon as possible. They hate the fact that the U.S. can keep suspects in custody and out of the Japanese interrogation rooms until an actual indictment is produced.

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    Fadamor

    According to police, the suspect, identified as Akihiro Kajiyama, 26, entered the woman’s first-floor apartment through a balcony window at around 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sports Nippon reported.

    Just wondering... can you actually HAVE a "balcony window" with a 1st floor apartment? I've always considered balconies something that don't exist until you get to the 2nd floor or higher.

    Posted in: Teacher arrested for intruding into woman's bedroom

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    Fadamor

    At first glance I thought this was another Takata article. But it was "bras" instead of "bags". (If you squint real hard, you can see how I could have mistaken... nope. No excuse at all for the mistake.)

    Posted in: Over 20,000 bras recalled due to injury fears

  • -1

    Fadamor

    Not to be picky, but it sounds like just one person was killed by the snow.

    It's a fact that whenever someone prefaces a statement with "not to be..." (picky, a jerk, combative, contradictory, etc.), they are acknowledging that they realize they really ARE being that way, but feel that prefacing their statement in such a way somehow makes it alright to continue on. Ditto for the preface, "No offense, but..."

    Another was hit by snowplow - that's like saying a person run over by a watermelon truck was killed by watermelons.

    Bad analogy. Your analogy would work only if the watermelons were impeding the driver's and the pedestrian's vision in some manner. If the snow caused the snowplow driver to not see the woman (either just from the stuff falling or if piled-up snow hid her presence), then the snow was definitely a major contributing factor to the death.

    The last was a car accident. They happen on sunny days, too. Not saying the snow wasn't a factor, but it is stretching things to come up with the melodramatic headline of "Heavy Snow Kills 3."

    On sunny days, there aren't a lot of cars that completely lose traction with the road and careen off into an immovable object. The heavy snowfall decidedly WAS a major contributing factor.

    Is that fear mongering really necessary?

    Are you really quaking in fear now with every snowflake? I didn't think so. Calling this 'fear mongering" is simply hyperbole. Rather than fear mongering, call it a cautionary tale of (in the case of the car accidents) driving faster than the road conditions warranted. People can take that away from this article without trembling in fear.

    Posted in: 5 dead in snow-related accidents; travel disrupted

  • -2

    Fadamor

    "A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability (MDV) and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact causes of the latter, unique in the entire observational record going back to 1850, are still to be identified..."

    An interesting comment, but if you read it carefully you'll see that at no point in the quote do they say that the Earth has been COOLING since 2001:

    "A hiatus in global warming" simply means that the global warming trend has stopped... for now. Indeed, temperatures have remained relatively flat since 2001. Temperatures remaining flat is NOT a cooling trend and there has been NO evidence that the next trend will be a cooling one.

    "and a downturn of the secular warming trend" is even less indicative of cooling than the first statement was. If the warming trend was .1 degrees per year, you could have "a downturn of the secular warming trend" if the rate of warming fell to .08 degrees per year. The Earth would still be warming, just at a downturned rate.

    So, even the quote you use to justify your statement fails to back up your claim that the Earth has been cooling "for the better part of 20 years".

    Posted in: As Japan burns more coal, climate policies under pressure

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    Fadamor

    Until the cause of these airbags becoming shrapnel-generators is identified, Takata is just spinning its wheels trying to look like it's actually doing something.

    Posted in: Takata tightens screws on suppliers as air bag crisis mounts

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    Fadamor

    Abe has inacted simulator laws, again Japan copies it's closest neighbours.

    "Abe has enacted similar laws. Again, Japan copies its closest neighbours." There, fixed it for you. But I have to take issue with your premise. South Korea's use of a defamation law to censor the press seems more in-line with Thailand's tendency to jail anyone who says something considered negative about their king. While Japan has recently enacted beefed-up secrecy laws, I can't really say I've heard of Japan charging anyone over criticizing Abe. Until they do, you can't say that this is an example of Japan copying its closest neighbors.

    Posted in: S Korean activist slams Japanese journalist in court

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    Fadamor

    Now all the Cowboys have to do is reconcile how they could have lost to such a bad Redskins team this year. ;-P

    Posted in: NFL Capsules

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    Fadamor

    Space Dandy. Hey baby!

    Posted in: If The Avengers could have one Japanese superhero, who would it be?

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    Fadamor

    He may have caved in to her demand, but the idea that a passenger, no matter how well connected, is in any position to "overrule" a captain is ridiculous.

    Yes, and this is why he was found to be negligent. She may have been the executive in charge of Cabin Service, but the Captain was the "executive in charge" of that particular flight as a whole. On HIS plane, HE is the ultimate authority, not a passenger regardless of how much higher up the corporate chain she might have been.

    Posted in: Korean Air to be sanctioned for nut rage cover-up

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    Fadamor

    A video review by referee Jeff Triplette determined that Griffin lost control of the ball diving over the pylon and the play was ruled a touchback.

    The call incensed veteran Redskins receiver Santana Moss so much that he bumped an official while arguing and was ejected. Instead of a 10-point lead, the Redskins led 10-7.

    The official review got it correct. Griffin lost control BEFORE the ball went over the pylon. This means that as the ball crossed the plane of the goal line, it was a loose ball in the endzone. Had Griffin maintained control to that point, everything that happened afterwards when he hit the ground would have been moot. He didn't though, so then he had to regain control while still in the end zone. He didn't do that and instead fell out of bounds.

    I'm disappointed in Santana Moss. He's a veteran wide receiver who knows the rules regarding what is and isn't a touchdown as well as anyone, yet he pulls this stunt. That said, Moss didn't bump anybody. He was flagged for pointing his finger in the face of the referee, as well as two separate bouts of profanity aimed at the referee and another official. That kind of childish behavior will draw unsportsmanlike flags every time.

    Posted in: NFL Capsules

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    Fadamor

    “But there was absolutely no cannibalism,” said Mutsuhiro Takeuchi, a nationalist-leaning educator and a priest in the traditional Shinto religion. “That is not our custom.”

    In the last half of the war, your troops were isolated on small islands with no hope for re-supply. You are welcome to believe whatever you want, but a starving platoon will do what they have to to survive and "custom" be damned. It wasn't the "custom" of Uruguayns to be cannibals, yet the rugby team survivors of an Andes plane crash resorted to that in order to survive until they could be rescued.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan

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    Fadamor

    I find it interesting that last year's "Queen" apparently dropped off the face of the Earth. Usually these kinds of endorsement contracts last for more than one year, but I guess not in Japan.

    Posted in: Rola is TV commercial queen for 2014

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    Fadamor

    After close to 20 years of global cooling, the media scribblers still go on about "global warming". Amazing.

    Of course, you can provide a citation for this "fact", right? (And no, "Sean Hannity said it on Fox Radio so it MUST be true!" does not count as a "citation")

    Anybody who thinks that the "global warming" brouhaha by politicians has anything to do with science is fooling themselves. This is a power and taxation grab and nothing more.

    Again, not a hint of a citation for your claims. Just because you say something does not make it so.

    Meanwhile, not a single graph compiled by NASA shows that there has been a cooling trend in the last 20 years. Indeed, the last TEN YEAR stretch of cooling happened in the 1940's. Since the 1970's, the temperature trend has either risen or remained steady. And here's my citation of these FACTS: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/ Feel free to look through all of those graphs and try to find one showing a cooling trend over "close to 20 years". I couldn't find one, but maybe I missed it. Go ahead. Show me.

    When the actual data about global warming is presented rather than the blithering nonsense put out by overpaid talking heads on some conservative talk show, it becomes obvious who's spouting fiction and who's working with facts.

    Posted in: As Japan burns more coal, climate policies under pressure

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    Fadamor

    I don't believe any of the comments brought up the fact of where he is from.

    The ARTICLE did in the last paragraph. Yubaru was responding to what was in the article, not what was commented about the article. They probably added where he came from because his name was obviously not Japanese. I agree that it was not really relevant to the story.

    Posted in: Japan national volleyball team member arrested for theft

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    Fadamor

    Hey, this nation needs more babies, right? Whether or not these trysts and acts of passion result in a baby, the act should be encouraged -- or at least not openly shamed.

    Yeah, but if you let passion run rampant, then you'll eave even MORE couples who aren't mentally ready for parenthood and decide to "fix" their mistake by killing the child.

    Posted in: Sex is going public, but decorum is fighting a losing battle

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    Fadamor

    Onaga represents the majority of Okinawan people.

    That's why he is governor of Okinawa.

    Abe represents the right wing rich.

    That's why he is PM.

    Onaga doesn't have to worry about the security of his island because he demands that the Japanese government do it for him. Onaga only has to worry about how to increase tourism. That's why he's irresponsible.

    Abe has to worry about the security of the entire nation of Japan - including a whiny prefecture to the south that refuses to accept their part in maintaining the country's security.

    I've often said that if the Okinawans really are so fed up with the situation that they should secede. They should move the Americans and the JSDF off the island and defend the rock themselves. Yeah. how's that worked for Okinawans in the past? They won't do it. They CAN'T do it. They don't have the determination to make that sort of expenditure to fund 100% of their defense. After all, money spent on defense takes away from money spent on tourism, right? So no, they won't do that. Instead, they'll fall under the "umbrella" of some other nearby nation's military protection and... gee... they need the airfields that were recently vacated by the Americans and the JSDF. To quote The Who:

    Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

    Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office

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    Fadamor

    “You can’t hold people responsible on how they conduct (emailing) in private or between colleagues, unless they’re doing something illegal,” comedian Ricky Gervais told the AP.

    Ricky, Ricky, Ricky! These people weren't emailing in private! They were using Sony's email system! I would assume that Sony has an acceptable use policy for their email system (every other company does, after all) and I would be extremely surprised if what these two wannabe comedians were using Sony's email system for was "acceptable" per the agreement. And Sony most certainly CAN hold people responsible for what they email between colleagues. Sony is now having to conduct damage control over this for the sole reason that these two people used Sony's email system to send this tripe back and forth.

    Posted in: Sony studio, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks

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    Fadamor

    And FYI, whoever wrote this headline and story - a paraglider is not the same thing as a motorized glider (which in fact is an aircraft).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_paragliding

    Posted in: Paraglider snagged on power lines for 3 1/2 hours before being rescued

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    Fadamor

    It never bodes well for a company when they force their customers to bear the cost of doing the right thing. When the next models are designed, all these manufacturers are going to remember what Takata made them do, and they will outsource their airbags from another supplier. I suspect Takata will be filing for bankruptcy shortly after their existing contracts end.

    Posted in: Japanese automakers expand passenger air bag recalls

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