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HawkeyeApr. 01, 2015 - 07:09AM JST
The American southeast has had a tearless onion for decades or more. It is called a Vidalia sweet onion and looks the same as a regular yellow onion but you can slice and dice them all night long and there is not fumes to make you tear up. You can also eat them raw but they cause rather a lot of gas.
Posted in: Japanese company makes tear-free onions
HawkeyeMar. 31, 2015 - 01:33AM JST
We will never know what this pilot was thinking and why he took so many others with him to his suicide by airplane. I don't understand why a person/employee with such a critical job is not regularly tested for any drugs, psychological or physical issues and suspended or terminated if found. The same should be the case for any person whose job is to transport people on any public means of transportation, aircraft, trains, buses, taxi etc. The cost to do this testing will go way down when the volume is high enough and the public's confidence with mass transit will be much higher.
Posted in: Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot on doomed flight
HawkeyeMar. 29, 2015 - 12:10AM JST
@Hawkeye: as a result, people with depression or other mental problems will lose trust and not consult doctors any more when they fear their career may be disrupted. Things would become worse instead of better. But perhaps some regular and mandatory screening by the airline companies could be a solution
Tell that to the families and friends of the victims. Airlines policing themselves is not a solution. You have to take the responsibility for the screening to a third party that does not have any financial or other relationships with the airlines. I would be in favor of monthly drug tests and laws being created where certain high risk type of occupations would have mandatory reporting by physicians to a government agency who in turn police the companies where the individuals work.that can adversely affect the public. It sounds like big brother but the time has come where unfortunately we have to give up some of our personal rights and privacy for the good of the whole population.
Posted in: Germanwings co-pilot hid illness prior to crash
HawkeyeMar. 28, 2015 - 07:45AM JST
It would seem that in Germany (and probably many western countries) doctors don't inform the employers of their patients if they have a mental illness such as depression even though the patient's work is as critical as an airline pilot. Sounds like it is time for a change in the laws and if anyone disagrees then do a web search as to how many people have been killed by airline pilots going over the edge and crashing their aircrafts.
HawkeyeMar. 27, 2015 - 01:18AM JST
String him up, he's not worth the time and money to house him in prison. If I was the father of that poor girl, I'd be waiting at the prison gates when he walks out.
Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl
HawkeyeMar. 27, 2015 - 01:12AM JST
I went to the aquarium in Nagoya with my J-wife and she said it was like going to a ranch and looking at cattle before they butcher them for steaks.
Posted in: Tokyo aquarium still baffled by mystery fish deaths
HawkeyeMar. 27, 2015 - 01:07AM JST
Wow, this is going to be a huge lawsuit by the relatives of the victims of this tragedy murder suicide. I can't imagine the motivation of the co-pilot and was there something external going on that forced him to take that action like blackmail or threat to kill a family member of his by Jihadists?
Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor
HawkeyeMar. 24, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
That's an easy one. Americans don't understand simple math. It is so much easier to use the metric system that the archaic system handed down to them by the British. Even in Britain, there are places that still secretly use the old system as sort of a rebellion against the Frogs who came up with this logical method of measure. In the USA you can ask anyone "how many feet is in a mile" and you get that deer in the headlights look. If asked how many quarts are in a gallon the answer is "a lot".
Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?
HawkeyeMar. 24, 2015 - 02:07PM JST
Uber may be a convenient way for young tech savvy yuppies to grab a ride but it is putting a lot of low paid taxi drivers with mouths to feed out of business. Personally even when I was a young man I did not care for hitchhiking or taking a ride with a total stranger that may or may not be a whack job. It is easy for nut cases to pass Uber's OK test to drive and it's not going to be long before an Uber taxi driver murders a rider and then the whole system will go out of business.
Posted in: Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium
HawkeyeMar. 24, 2015 - 02:02PM JST
The second sentence of this article states "The incident occurred when the deceased man was riding a motorbike and fell trying to avoid a soccer ball that rolled out from a school yard." The motorbike rider was deceased while riding a motorbike, zombie land, case closed! If the article had stated that the man now deceased was riding a motorbike that would have made more sense.
Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death
HawkeyeMar. 22, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
I don't think she is all that great looking.
Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015
HawkeyeMar. 22, 2015 - 01:27PM JST
I think that the Japanese Shinkansen is a great mode of transportation. In fact I love Japan's transportation infrastructure as it is so easy to get around. Unfortunately the reason that Japan has such a great mass transit system is because of WWII when everything was destroyed and the Japanese had to start over from scratch. When you have a clean slate to write on, the possibilities are endless and Japan being an organized country with everyone pretty much on the same page can get things done in record time and done well. The Shinkansen trains are clean and punctual with a great safety record. What I also like is that the train terminals are located right where they should be in the center of any major city with local subways, buses and taxi services allowing you to move about with ease.
Posted in: Japan's shinkansen best in world at safety, punctuality, tech, but not marketing
HawkeyeMar. 19, 2015 - 08:21AM JST
Japanese always do not want to learn anything non Japanese. They do want European fashion clothing and accessories but speaking and eating is strictly Japanese. English is boring to study even in an English speaking country but it is necessary to survive but Japanese think like an island nation and think they do not need to communicate outside of their surroundings which requires some effort. I travelled with my Japanese business associates all over the world on business trips and about 95% of them would bring Japanese food, snacks and whiskey in their suitcases and stay in their rooms all night instead of venturing out and exploring a new culture and cuisine. Paris, Moscow, Sidney, Milan, you name the capitals and they never wanted to go anywhere. Maybe they just did not like me and secretly snuck out after I went to sleep and had a great time. LOL
Posted in: 58.4% of high school seniors say they don't like studying English
HawkeyeMar. 19, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Sorry to read this news but what is going through people's minds when they decide to travel to an Islamic type country and not be a Muslim. You couldn't pay me enough to go to the middle east anytime in the next thousand years. Nothing but trouble brewing all over that area so stay clear.
Posted in: Japan confirms 3 nationals among 19 killed in Tunisia museum attack
HawkeyeMar. 18, 2015 - 01:43AM JST
His punishment should be that he is sent to Syria or Iraq and meet his friends at IS central.
Posted in: Boy held for trying to kill goat says he was inspired by IS video
HawkeyeFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
I hope those three murderers get the death penalty.
Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy
HawkeyeFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
Britain needs to take a harder line on extremists that they obviously knew where in England. How about rounding up his family and deporting them to Antarctica
Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
HawkeyeFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
I loved his character in Star Trek and also outside the show in other performances. As a kid growing up, I felt that the world/universe in Star Trek was hopefully the real future with other beings on habitable worlds, advanced civilizations, space ships that could travel faster than light, oh those were the things that dreams are made of and Mr. Spock was probably my favorite actor on the show. Another thing that stood out about Star Trek was that society was egalitarian, no money needed, everyone has a job and meaningful purpose, able to have a good education and health care like surgeries without invasive procedures.
Mr. Nimoy will be missed.
Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
HawkeyeFeb. 20, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
I'm not confusing North, Central or South America with the United States. Everyone in the United States uses the term Americans and their meaning is people who are citizens of the United States. Most Americans don't even associate that there is a North, Central or South America and the Caribbean thing is not even part of the point. Perhaps people in North, Central and South America could technically consider themselves as Americans but they don't. They associate themselves with the name of the country they live in, for example my daughter's friends are from Peru and when some other Latino asks them if they are Mexican, they get pissed off and say "NO" I am Peruvian. They tell us that they look down on the Mexicans as being the lowest class of the Latino peoples in the Americas and I am talking about financially not their personalities as I have many Mexican friends and when I say to them that they are Latino they say to me "no" I am not a Latino I am a Mexican. There is a lot of prejudice among the folks south of the US border towards each other. North of the border we have the Canadians who mostly wish that they were the 51st state in the United States except for their healthcare system which is better than anything that Obama care can offer.
Posted in: Immigrants in U.S. feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders
HawkeyeFeb. 20, 2015 - 07:12AM JST
I don't understand how the US government can pass laws to protect criminals but fail to use the military to seal it's borders against the slow invasion of the USA from the south. America is bleeding a slow death and actually it's the fault of not just the government but also of it's citizens who don't vote out the politicians who allow these laws to pass through loopholes disguised/hidden in with other measures. The glory days when the USA was a country that stood for something good and decent have been over for many a year now and in the future historians will devote about a paragraph to it's place in time.
Apr. 01, 2015 - 02:47PM JST
Sounds cool but the Asus word looks to close to anus.
Posted in: Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus
Apr. 01, 2015 - 02:44PM JST
I hope she's ok. What an immense talent. So good.
Makes me proud to be a…
Posted in: Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles
Apr. 01, 2015 - 02:40PM JST
She's also a defiant, lifetime smoker, so that may have something to do with it...
What is amazing is that a person born 117 years ago could live for 117 years.…
Posted in: World's oldest person dies at 117
Apr. 01, 2015 - 02:38PM JST
'Our society has sure taken a hit morally when we say that two men sodomizing each…
Posted in: Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage