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    Farmboy

    including the use of hunting rifles during night-time hours

    Now THAT is an unexpected solution. Back home, where deer have chowed down on all small plants in the forests as well as the gardens, they have a hunting season to reduce the deer population, and lose only a few humans from stray bullets, but at night? Taking an evening walk would certainly be a lot more exciting...

    Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer

  • 1

    Farmboy

    The article does not say that the violins were of similar quality, and there are plenty of old, bad violins. I'm not, therefore, sure what has been demonstrated by this study. Nobody has ever said that being old makes a violin good. Maybe they've said that old, great violins are better than new, great violins, but this study doesn't seem to address that issue.

    Posted in: Old or new? Violinists can't tell which sounds better

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    Farmboy

    It used to be you needed a voter's registration card. To get that you need to be a resident of the county in which you are voting, be the proper age, and not be convicted of a felony. That should be sufficient. They know who you are. There should be no need to show a driver's license.

    Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.

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    Farmboy

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin would never have been needed had the residents only found a good rat recipe, so the solution to the crow overpopulation might be found here. Still, eating scavengers is not something I'm interesting in trying.

    Posted in: Areas in Ibaraki Prefecture working to protect custom of eating crow

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    Farmboy

    “What you’re doing is talking strongly and carrying a very small stick; in fact, a twig,” McCain said.

    I don't much like McCain, but that was pretty funny.

    Posted in: Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

  • 1

    Farmboy

    an altercation while boiling crabs

    Yes, there IS the controversial question of whether to steam crabs or to boil crabs ....

    Posted in: Osaka man stabbed after argument over boiling crabs leads to bizarre attempted murder

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    Farmboy

    With all its nuke plants running, nuclear energy provided only 30 percent of Japan's energy, so other forms of power generation were in fact already being used. There are zero nuke plants running right now, and that seems like an excellent number. A bit more serious investment in marine turbines, wind power, solar, hydroelectric, etc. could make up for a good deal of the portion currently being covered by the increased use of fossil fuels. Japan can make this happen and be completely nuke free while the US and other countries are still going around giving reasons why this is impossible.

    Posted in: Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

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    Farmboy

    So, if none of the already harvested meat can be sold, what will they do with it?

    Nobody said it can't be sold. It just can't be sold through Rakuten, which, like Amazon, allows merchants to use their website to sell stuff. You can still chow down on Flipper and Moby Dick, if you like.

    Posted in: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales

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    Farmboy

      

    They might have told them, but there are still over 60,000 hits for くじら on Rakuten.

    Some of those hits are for things other than meat, but most of the ones for meat say that the last day to sell it is April 30. You can still buy it from the individual merchants, I imagine, but not through Rakuten.  

    It's probably a good move, since what they lose in revenue is made up for by the positive PR from many people.

    Posted in: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales

  • 19

    Farmboy

    Governors should not be controlling what appears in textbooks, whatever you think about the name of this sea.

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

  • 1

    Farmboy

    Sorry, but I can't agree with this. If you're cheating, you don't have a marriage except in form.

    Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan

  • -2

    Farmboy

    I understand that caution near the beach is required, and therefore a warning is required. This is because there is already a problem with rogue waves that sweep away those near the beach, and any rise in the sea level could add to the risk. That said, it would seem that making the cutoff just a bit higher before a warning is issued should be considered.

    Posted in: Small tsunami waves reach Japan after Chile quake

  • 4

    Farmboy

    I think a bunch of drug dealers who think they are Knights Templar, or Knights of any kind are really pushing the envelope. Thugs Templar might work...

    Posted in: Mexican forces kill Knights Templar drug cartel leader

  • 3

    Farmboy

    What's scary is that a 5.1 did that much damage. I hope everyone stays safe.

    Posted in: M5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

  • 3

    Farmboy

    If he gets out of this, I would suggest that everyone buy their next kumade at the same place he does.

    Posted in: Watanabe says he spent some of Y800 mil on lucky charm

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    Farmboy

    Swartzenegger did fine. Willis looked like he needed more coffee.

    Posted in: Schwarzenegger, Willis team up for coffee commercial

  • 6

    Farmboy

    uncontaminated groundwater around the facility

    It's interesting how the test wells around the plant contain contaminated groundwater, but the groundwater that is to be released is uncontaminated. I think it must be uncontaminated because it is untested, and you know, when a tree falls in the forest with nobody to hear it, there is no sound...

    https://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201311120055

    Posted in: Fukushima fishermen OK plan to divert groundwater into sea

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    Farmboy

    I really dislike the tipping system, especially in the USA, and I wish it would disappear, so I'm happy to see stories like this one.

    This is not to say that I don't tip. I do, and generously, but it's because waitpeople are paid, in most places in the US, much lower than minimum wage ($2./hour for instance), and that amount must be supplemented by customers in order for the employee to make a living.

    Putting the cost of employment on the employer is the way it should be. Maybe it would cure the problem of incessantly friendly and waiters as well. ("Hi. I'm Robert, and I'll be your waiter. What's your name?")

    Posted in: Japanese restaurants in New York introduce ban on tipping

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    Farmboy

    It was not the first time the utility has switched off the system, which has been hit by a series of glitches since trial operations began a year ago.

    It's news when the system is working, not when it's not. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it has rarely worked correctly for any length of time.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201310040062

    Posted in: Water decontamination system down again at Fukushima plant

  • 2

    Farmboy

    Use the meds, Luke!

    Posted in: New 'Star Wars' film to be set 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

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    MB Japan 株式会社、埼玉県
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    Promar Consulting / プロマーコンサルティング、東京都
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