Heda_Madness's past comments

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    Heda_Madness

    So some of you think that the global warming is a myth? Fair enough, you're entitled to your opinion.

    But would you agree that the burning of fossil fuels, especially the burning of coal leads to tens of thousands of deaths per year?

    More.people will die from turning off the nuclear power plants and switching to coal than will die as a direct result of Fukushima.

    But still, fossil fuels are clean and safe aren't they?

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

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    Heda_Madness

    It's the headline that's the issue. JMA employs meteorologists, seismologists, volcanologists etc, each of whom works in their own department as part of the JMA and it's that agency that releases the information.

    Replace the word meteorologist with met agency and the story would be correct. As it is it creates doubt and confusion.

    Posted in: Meteorologists predict possible eruption at Mt Azumayama

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    Heda_Madness

    Ito for Samuel Adams and Tohoku for hope.

    Posted in: British Embassy seeks suggestions for Prince William's Japan itinerary

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    Is there any angle they won't try to gain support for restarting the nuclear reactors?

    It's not an angle. It's a fact that many have been saying since March 2011. The facts are that fossil fuels are guaranteed to pollute. Guaranteed to cause environmental damage. Guaranteed to cause illnesses. Guaranteed to cause deaths.

    I have no problems with them restarting the reactors IF they are proven to be 100% safe

    Yet you still seem happy with all of the damage and destruction caused by fossil fuels. Guaranteed damage and destruction. Not hypothetical.

    Posted in: Japan's CO2 emissions hit record as fossil fuel consumption rises

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    Heda_Madness

    As Nessie said, but it's also worth pointing out what the IWC has said about the Minke:

    There are several hundred thousand Antarctic minke whales and thus they are clearly not endangered

    Which begs the obvious question...

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    Heda_Madness

    Killing whales is murder. And eating them is worse than cannibalism.

    Wow. Just wow.

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    Heda_Madness

    Surely this will be a landslide for the opposition?

    Such is the opposition to nuclear by the vast majority of the country then it goes without saying that the government will lose.

    Posted in: Low voter turnout could erode Abe's call for fresh mandate

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    Heda_Madness

    Well given that the vast majority of the Japanese public are against nuclear power and the LDP are forcing the restarts on everyone then this will surely be a landslide victory for the opposition...

    Posted in: Abe calls election; delays sales tax hike

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    Heda_Madness

    Ethan,

    You can disagree with my rebuttal all you like it doesn't change the fact the ICJ found that JARPA II was unscientific but it did not say anything about future programs or adjustments.

    Japan is adhering to the ICJ's decision.

    As was reported extensively at the time:

    The ruling left the door open for Japan to launch a new scientific hunt, though any new program would face intense scrutiny and would presumably need to be better designed. Judges said explicitly there was nothing in international law that forbids killing whales as part of a scientific study. It also noted that whales culled for scientific purposes may be slaughtered and sold — although that could not be the primary purpose of a scientific study.

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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    Heda_Madness

    Ethan,

    The story hasn't changed. Japan said that they would respect the decision of the ICJ that made JARPA II illegal. It did not say, nor suggest that another program could not be started.

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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    Heda_Madness

    Humans have only been playing with nuclear energy production for only decades and the man made CO2 timeline of change is measured in thousands of years.

    Smoke and mirrors. There was a 16 fold increase in emissions from 1900 to 2008. The increases from the 50's was the most dramatic, a time that the first nuclear reactors went on line. It is wholly wrong to suggest that the issues with man made CO2 emissions have been for centuries.

    Posted in: Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high

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    Heda_Madness

    Nuclear ISN'T cheap, and it ISN'T clean if you have an accident, which we did.

    As opposed to fossil fuels which ISN'T cheap, ISN'T clean even IF you don't have an accident. It kills thousands a year in Japan whether there's an accident or not.

    Posted in: Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high

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    Heda_Madness

    Star-Viking Then please explain why TEPCO decided to reenforce underneath the No4 pool and there were photos of it on the TEPCO site? Did TEPCO a state it wouldn't collapse that work?

    It's all very good making these claims but you don't seem to have produced any evidence to support it. Just merely repeating your previous claim. Which doesn't make it true.

    Posted in: Spent fuel rods removed from No. 4 reactor building at Fukushima

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    Heda_Madness

    Wipeout,

    I mentioned I'd suffered from depression as I think it enables me, with confidence, to say that people who are depressed are less capable of thinking logically and rationally all of the time. As such, I think it's relevant.

    You seem to think that she was not depressed. Yet she killed herself. You have no knowledge of her medical history but instead decide that my 'amateur diagnosis' is wrong therefore your 'amateur diagnosis' is correct. And that is despite the fact that the leading cause of suicide is depression. There's a greater than 90% chance that she had some form of mental illness and depression is the most common mental illness.

    I'd certainly suggest that there is more than a 'shred of evidence' that she was suffering from depression.

    Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo

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    Heda_Madness

    People are calling her selfish for trying to take her one-year-old child with her. Not for killing herself.

    and those people are people who seem to make no effort to understand mental illness.

    @wipeout

    And you have applied an amateur diagnosis of depression to someone without having any knowledge of that person's history at all.

    Do you have anything to add on the subject or do you just feel the need to attack me for my opinion? I've fought depression for years. I have some understanding of the darkness, the loneliness and the horrendous pain and based on my experiences I would say that she was suffering from depression.

    Now, more than happy for you to put forward your view point and personal experience if you feel the need. And I certainly won't be having a go at you for it if it's different to mine. But leave the need to belittle other people's comments at the door. It's really not needed here.

    Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo

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    Heda_Madness

    You're trying to use logic. The problem with that is there is no logic in depression. Killing yourself is pretty illogical isn't it? That you think life is so utterly horrendous that the only way you can get past is to die is as about as illogical as you can get.

    Yet if you're at that point. If you think that it is the best and only way to go. Then it's natural that you would take your children with you. How on earth can it be fine for them and not you?

    You can't use logic with depression. It's not selfish and I am pleased that you don't fully understand that.

    Japan needs better counseling. It needs better support. And it needs better understanding.

    This woman thought there was no alternative as have thousands before her. They need to be shown that there is an alternative.

    From the government down.

    Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo

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    Heda_Madness

    If I had the money, I'd take out a full page add in all the major newspapers and magazines saying that you are not alone. You are not the only person suffering from depression and that there is help out there. I would then include a number of phone numbers of the organisations that can help.

    It's wonderful that the contributors on here have never suffered from depression and I hope that continues forever. But depression is all encompassing. It's a very real pain that manifests itself not just through emotional and mental issues but pain throughout your very being. People say that suicide is selfish. People who say that don't have a clue.

    In New Zealand they recently covered the coroner's inquiry into Jacintha Saldanah's death. At the end of that story and every other one that reports on suicide they give a list of numbers that can help people with suicidal thoughts. In Japan, they say how many trains were delayed and how many commuters were affected and until that changes and until people accept the problem then these tragedies will continue every day and every week.

    Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo

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    Heda_Madness

    Very good point about the intermediates.

    Posted in: Horror crash

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    Heda_Madness

    One possible reason is, that if they would have used the helicopter for the transport they would have need to stop the race. (Safety Regulations) And that's what they didn't want to do because FI and Honda (Race organisator) couldn't agree on a new date.

    The race was 'live' once they'd completed two laps (with half points) and by the time the accident happened they had completed more than enough laps for a full result.

    As for the accident, it's a terrible tragedy that it happened but it is a freak accident that he ran into the crane. There have to be serious questions as to why the organisers were so inflexible on the start time as it appears from the outside that they put the fans before driver safety however as has been mentioned above, had Sutil not gone off on the same corner or had Bianchi not span off it would never have been an issue.

    Hopefully lessons will be learned, and F1 has come a hell of a long way since the 70s when driver safety was the least of concerns but obviously improvements can continue to be made. And not just to the cars but the way in which the organisers run the races.

    Posted in: Horror crash

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    Heda_Madness

    I saw the SDF working first hand in Tohoku. Phenomenal is how I would describe them in what was an exceptionally thankless task. Let's hope that they are able to retrieve the remaining bodies so that all of the families can have some closure.

    Posted in: 4 more bodies found on volcano as typhoon nears

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