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Heda_MadnessJun. 23, 2016 - 11:01AM JST
Really... so the advisers to both the British and American governments (ESPECIALLY the American governments) who ran multiple worst case scenarios came to the conclusion that even under the worst case scenario that Tokyo would have been fine. Even in the worst possible scenario.
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Heda_MadnessJun. 17, 2016 - 10:21AM JST
@Tony* 'Just what the "Remain" campaign needed. Now watch all the latest polls switch in favor of "remain".'*
Nick Griffin said the same. I'd rather shoot myself in the rectum than agree with anything that loathsome individual had to say.
This news is a tragedy. It's a tragedy for her family. But also a tragedy for decent people who believe in democracy. No one should be scoring political points today. And no one should be speaking about politics.
Posted in: Brexit campaigning suspended after 'Remain' MP shot dead
Heda_MadnessJun. 14, 2016 - 08:50AM JST
Trump urges ban on immigration from countries with 'history of terrorism'
How far back does he want to go? Will all Irish need to leave Boston and New York?
Posted in: Trump urges ban on immigration from countries with 'history of terrorism'
Heda_MadnessJun. 13, 2016 - 06:27PM JST
As Laguna said
The July 7 bombings in the UK killed 52 people. They spent months preparing. Some flew to the Middle East for training. Four guys got on public transport during the rush hour and detonated four suicide bombs.
In the US one person. One single guy walked into a club with a gun and killed 50 people and injured 53 more. No effort. No training. No planning. Not a complicated network of links across the globe. Just a man over 18 years old who is legally allowed to buy guns.
But guns aren't the problems. The foreigners and their funny religions are.
An American dies every sixteen minutes from gun violence. But it's not the guns that are the problem.
Posted in: 50 dead, 53 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting
Heda_MadnessJun. 13, 2016 - 05:18PM JST
This is the 15th time that Obama has had to address the nation after a mass shooting.
Since sandyhook where 20 children and 6 adults were killed there have been NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT mass shootings where more than four people have been killed.
NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT
and yet people still say that guns aren't the problem.
Tens of thousands of Americans are killed every year. But guns aren't the problem.
How many thousands more innocent people need to die before the majority of people start realising that guns ARE the problem.
Heda_MadnessJun. 13, 2016 - 12:56PM JST
Trump was right?
Only if Trump said that the US should ban assault rifles. This was a very avoidable tragedy. Another avoidable tragedy.
Heda_MadnessJun. 08, 2016 - 01:39PM JST
Stage 1 thyroid cancer has a near 100% survival rate
Stage 2 thyroid cancer has a near 100% survival rate
Given that numerous doctors and scientists have questioned whether the increase of thyroid cancer in children in Fukushima is due to radiation or due to the exceptionally large amount of testing that's taken place. Isn't it safe to assume that at the very least some if not all of these children have been diagnosed earlier than would have been and as a result have a far greater chance of survival.
This data further proves what WHO reported in 2013, that few people would die as a result of Fukushima.
But obviously that differs to the PHDs of Japan Today's expert opinion
Heda_MadnessMay. 05, 2016 - 11:14AM JST
Mental health checks on the children? But not the adults?
Did they learn nothing from the number of suicides post Tohoku?
Heda_MadnessApr. 30, 2016 - 04:52AM JST
You may actually want to read the full questions that the jury had to answer
. Defects in Hillsborough stadium: Were there any features of its design, construction and layout which were dangerous or defective and which probably or may have caused or contributed to the disaster?
Jury's answer: Yes
"The design and layout of the crush barriers in P 3 and 4 were not fully compliant with the green guide.
"The removal of barrier 144 and the partial removal of barrier 136 would have exacerbated the waterfall effect of pressure towards the front of the pens.
"The lack of dedicated turnstiles for individual pens meant that capacities could not be monitored.
"There were too few turnstiles for a capacity crowd.
"Signage to the side pens was inadequate".
"The safety certificate was never amended to reflect changes to the Leppings Lane end of the stadium. Therefore capacity figures were not updated".
"The club did not approve the plans for dedicated turnstiles for each pen.
"The club did not agree any contingency plans with the police.
"There was inadequate signage and inadequate and misleading information on the tickets".
However the blame, a large portion of the blame is at the conduct of South Yorkshire police for the way they not only handled the disaster but the way that senior officers began a cover up and one that continued until this week.
Senior offices claimed that fans urinated on the police and stole from the dead. This was simply untrue and was designed to shift the blame. It's an utter disgrace and those still living deserve everything that's coming to them for the pain and suffering that they forced the families to endure.
Posted in: Fans unlawfully killed in 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, jury concludes
Heda_MadnessApr. 27, 2016 - 06:51PM JST
Jeff, it was a differentry time and a different world. All grounds had fences like that to stop 'fans' from running on the pitch and fighting the opposition fans. The unfortunate fact of Hillsborough was that the tunnel meant that when there was a push they all had no option but to go into the pens in front. The designers have come in for criticism but it was the police who have rightly come in for the most criticism.
They only focused on preventing trouble. Whilst the fans and stewards were frantically pulling fans from the Leppings Lane end, while they were ripping up advertising hoardings to act as makeshift stretchers there was a line of police stood on the halfway line to prevent the Liverpool fans charging the Forest ones.
There were individual police officers crying out for direction from those I'm charge and got none. They asked for a delay to kick off. They were refused. They asked to open the gates. They were refused and then, once the scale of the tragedy unfolded the senior offices began the lies. That Liverpool fans had stormed the gates, that they'd urinated on police offices, that they'd stolen from the dead.
None of those were true but they all came from the police. The very people whose job it was to protect.
Mistakes were made in the design, the planning of the day etc but the arrogance of Duckenfield and the subsequent cover up are the reasons why the police have come in for the most criticism and justifiably so.
Heda_MadnessApr. 27, 2016 - 10:55AM JST
Twenty Seven years to get the answers that they and the vast majority of football fans were hoping for.
The cover up started before some of the fans had even drawn their last breath with the police chief at the time claiming the Liverpool fans had forced the gate open. It was known to be a lie in 1989. It was covered in depth in David Conn's excellent book the football business in 1998 and it's nothing short of a national disgrace that it has taken this long to finally get the answers that we all knew.
Heda_MadnessApr. 23, 2016 - 03:24PM JST
I'm seriously struggling with the concept that people shouldn't put things on Facebook because it's narcissistic. Granted, I do know one individual who used 3/11 to try and do a movie out of it but 99.9% of those people I know who have helped in Tohoku, continue to help there and have started to work in Kumamoto do it for all of the right reasons. And I can't like it fast enough.
It seems to.me that some on here seem to think that 24 hour drives with little or no sleep. Raising money off their own backs. Giving up their own time. Becomes narcissistic as soon as you tell people on Facebook.
Heda_MadnessApr. 22, 2016 - 04:51PM JST
There's absolutley nothing wrong with telling the world that you're doing it unless you are someone who is doing it purely for self serving publicity like the person who did a movie etc
Lots of my friends are still involved in 311 activities. They still post about it. They still keep it in all of our memories. That's normal
I don't know anyone who wouldn't be prepared and go to an area like this without sufficient supplies for themselves to not be a burden...there may be some? But no one I've come across.
However there are gaps that need filling. Gaps where a couple with a boot full of fresh veg and water can make a massive difference. Conversely a week on, if you turn up with a boot full of diapers etc then they've probably got enough to get them over the hump.
So as long as the volunteers are liaising with people on the ground - either formally registering or delivering to places and confirming their current needs then they should be applauded.
Heda_MadnessApr. 22, 2016 - 03:59PM JST
That's 700 people that have registered. Doesn't include those thst have taken food/water off their own back.
Heda_MadnessApr. 20, 2016 - 05:43PM JST
Shame... wish you'd been right because if they could predict by a couple of seconds they'd be a lot closer to predicting by 5 minutes. But at least those warnings are progress and helps us be prepared.
Heda_MadnessApr. 20, 2016 - 05:12PM JST
No problems...tried to be blatant
With regards to your comment on the phones. I thought that was based on censors once the earthquake had happened and that the waves had reached the censors and the mobile signals are sent, not because of a prediction
Heda_MadnessApr. 20, 2016 - 04:59PM JST
I was being flippant after disillusioned's comments. Plate tectonics is an incredibly new science - one that was only really confirmed around 60/70 years ago. Of course scientists are trying to predict earthquakes but there's so much to learn it's highly unlikely to happen in our lifetime
Heda_MadnessApr. 20, 2016 - 04:30PM JST
Yeah its a shame that science isn't able to predict earthquakes isn't it. It would be really handy. Do you think anyone has ever thought about it?
Heda_MadnessApr. 20, 2016 - 12:01PM JST
Just to put that National Geographic report into context.
We drove through Rikuzentakata in April and May 2011. We drove past signs that said 'expected tsunami inundation area end'. These signs would have been positioned based on historical information, based on what the absolute worst case scenario would be. The devastation reached there and continued on for hundreds of metres more.
If I remember rightly, the tsunami reached 4-5 km in land.
So whilst a large tsunami had happened previously the one in March 2011 caught everyone by surprise because of the sheer size of it.
Posted in: Cold rice balls, no flush toilets at quake-hit shelter
Heda_MadnessApr. 20, 2016 - 10:06AM JST
Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was just one big magic wand that would allow everything to get back to normal. But sadly there isn’t.
Natural disasters are incredibly hard for the victims, and there’s nothing that feels natural about them. But it’s not going to get solved overnight. It takes time to implement plans and even though there are parts of the SDF that spend their entire military career working on disaster relief these plans can not be rolled out immediately to ensure that everyone has everything.
From these articles everybody has water. Everybody has some food. They are delivering the basic essentials in the immediate response. They will subsequently start delivering better food. Once the infrastructure has been repaired to a point that they can get deliveries in at the volume needed. It is not something that is ever going to happen overnight and the expectations should be managed. I remember the joy of people’s faces when we were dropping off carrots in May 2011 which had suddenly become a luxury item.
With the exception of the car park which isn’t an emergency shelter (we all know that bureaucracy in Japan struggles with things which are outside of the norm) where there have been no supplies delivered, the government is delivering exactly what is expected. Enough to survive on.
It’s easy to be frustrated from a far by the perceived lack of progress but I can guarantee that whichever country you’re from, your own government is not going to be flying in helicopter after helicopter to provide supplies when there is already the basic amount. The response to Katrina is a good example of that.
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Jun. 29, 2016 - 01:34AM JST
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Jun. 29, 2016 - 01:31AM JST
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Jun. 29, 2016 - 01:26AM JST
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Jun. 29, 2016 - 01:14AM JST
Which gives an indication of just how fake the Japanese crime statistics must be.
Posted in: Partially skeletonized human body found near Arakawa River in Tokyo
Jun. 29, 2016 - 12:53AM JST
@kurumazaka :you are right about Abe. He lived in Long Beach with American family
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