Heda_Madness's past comments

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    Heda_Madness

    Just remember that Mayor Toba, who asked Mont Blanc to do this, lost his wife in the disaster.

    For those of you who think this is profiteering from the disaster, it's the husband of one of the victims and the leader of a town that was virtually wiped out who is pushing for it. And as such, I think he's in a better position than most to comment on what is appropriate or not.

    Posted in: Montblanc to sell $4,400 pen made of 'miracle pine'

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    Greed knows no boundaries. What will the city do with the money? Probably nothing that will really help the needy.

    I suggest you take a trip to Rikuzentakata. The devastation started around 7 kilometres from the ocean. Very little of the town was left standing. So when the a city that lost around 15% of the total victims of the tsunami supports something then I guess you can say that it will help the needy.

    Also it may be the wording.. but according to the article 20% of the TAKINGS is going to the city. NOT Profit. That would be $880. Given that it costs $4000 to make and sells for $4400 then Mont Blanc would be making a loss on this venture. Which would certainly not make it tastless or whatever others have said. But as I said this may be due to the wording.

    Posted in: Montblanc to sell $4,400 pen made of 'miracle pine'

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    Heda_Madness

    Cleo... if the scientific community deem it safe then it is safe.

    what is regarded as the acceptable level is measured at approximately one metre above the ground. Which means that the ground is safe.

    Where the issues occur is when someone shoves their geiger counter into the dirt has a higher reading and claims it's dangerous.

    A bit like if you stand in a river after it's just rained and claim that 4 meters of rain fell.

    Now you can choose to ignore what the experts deem to be safe all you like. I would presume that your life is spent in a protective bubble. Because everything you do has risks. Every thing you eat has risks.

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

  • -2

    Heda_Madness

    Cleo - neither acceptable nor unacceptable levels are calculated at ground level. if you disagree with that then perhaps you should complain to your local scientific community and explain why they are wrong.

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

  • -3

    Heda_Madness

    . For starters, I am paying an extra 10% for electricity.

    That would be because they've turned off the nuclear plants wouldn't it. Of course had Japan never had nuclear you'd have been paying that extra 10% for years...

    We checked radiation levels on beaches between Kashima and into southern Fukushima and found there is a lot of radiation in the sand on the foreshore.

    Define 'lots'. And I presume that you were measuring the radiation at the regular height of 1 m off the ground?

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

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    Heda_Madness

    It may sound like that but when it all goes wrong, which is there is an inherent risk with nuclear (not to be confused with guaranteed death and destruction from fossil fuels) you want to be as close as possible to a water supply. Which is what happened here. There were many reasons why Fukushima failed - notably not learning from the boxing day tsunami, and the poor position of the back up generators but once it goes wrong you need to be close to the sea water. It's basic risk management.

    Posted in: 2 nuclear reactors at Takahama plant get safety clearance

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    Heda_Madness

    Further away equals further risk to the infrastructure. There is a very real reason why the vast majority of nuclear power plants are located directly on the coast. That's certainly the reason why all of them in the UK are located there.

    Quoting enenews and Gundersen suggests you only have one source of information. Both of those are constantly proven to be wrong. Gundersen is a joke. An absolute joke.

    Google fukushima, california and radiation and you will get a plethora of information that will all say tiny amounts of radiation, no danger etc.

    Posted in: 2 nuclear reactors at Takahama plant get safety clearance

  • 2

    Heda_Madness

    Interesting points about CO2. No.comments on the thousands of people that will die from the extra and unnecessary air pollution caused by turning off all of the nuclear plants. Or the tens of thousands that will develop respiratory problems.

    Incidentally the reason why the nuclear plants are located at sea level and on the coast is because they have an endless supply of water to control any worst case scenario with the least environmental impact. Fukushima has proven that to be the case.

    More people have died from the fear of Fukushima than will die as a result of the radiation. Far more people will die because of the air pollution from fossil fuels.

    Posted in: 2 nuclear reactors at Takahama plant get safety clearance

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    Heda_Madness

    not far from the area where another surfer was mauled by a shark a day earlier,

    What was he thinking? Lightning never strikes the same place twice?

    AP reported it as 'not far' however it was about 25 km away.

    Posted in: Japanese surfer dies after shark bites off his legs in Australia

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    Heda_Madness

    Indeed. This area is more likely to be 'bathed in radiation' due to the burning of fossil fuels than anything from Fukushima.

    Posted in: Gov't aims to restart Kyushu nuclear reactors in June

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    Oh yes, so many knowledgeable experts. Just none of them can be found on any of the youtube videos or on enenews.

    Posted in: Clean-up work resumes at Fukushima nuclear plant

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    Heda_Madness

    Volland, you said you prefer the better teams in the world cup - so how is my response a misunderstanding? You can't want the better teams and then say another spot should go to Oceania (the continent that Australia is located)

    I've already stated that Oceania should have had one automatic spot. And Australia should have stayed to challenge for that.

    Posted in: 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

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    Heda_Madness

    It's not called the Asia/Oceania FA. They are two different FAs =

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA.

    If you really wanted the best teams in the world cup you wouldn't consider New Zealand as they recently lost to Japan, Uzbekistan and Thailand. But I'd agree that Oceania should have a guaranteed spot and Australia should be in that competition.

    Australia's main football competition is actually played across two different federations as it features a team from New Zealand. Perhaps my team in England should join the Scottish league to guarantee Champions League football?

    Posted in: 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

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    Heda_Madness

    Argus, I know they qualified by beating the 5th places South American team. But the facts remain that the only reason that they joined Asia was to ensure they qualified for future world cups without having to play the South Americans.

    And it's no surprise that other members of Asia don't want them there because they're taking someone else's spot.

    Australia is not part of Asia. Never has been, and whatever the justfications it's no surprise that some aren't happy with them there.

    Posted in: 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

  • -9

    Heda_Madness

    Australia should never have been allowed to join the Asian qualifiers for the simple fact that Australia is not, nor has ever been Asia>

    They should have done something to the Oceania groups to allow the winners to qualify for the World Cup in an easier manner than they did but it's ridiculous to get upset over the fact that they're not Asian because they only joined Asia to get in to the world cup and arguably since they joined more Asian teams have been elligible for qualification.

    Posted in: 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    100 becquerels of WHICH isotope? Caesium-137? 134? Strontium-90? Nothing to cheer about AT all. Vested interests keeping 'their' income safe at others expense, namely their health. This rice WILL end up in schools. Nice

    Six times safer than Europe. Twelve times safer than the US. Who is keeping their income safe at the expense of others? Because if you're accusing the Japanese of that, then surely they should have dropped their safety levels to be the same as the rest of the world. Assuming you're from the UK and were born before 1986 you would have consumed food with much higher levels from either Chernobyl or Sellafield. And every other type of food you eat has carciogens of some type whether it be naturally forming or from pesticides or air pollution - something that's gone up as a result of turning off the nuclear power plants...

    It possibly will end up in schools. It will also possibly end up in restaurants and houses and around the world. Because it's safe. Safe by any standard around the world. Unless of course you're a JapanToday contributor because then it's bad. Really bad because scientists says it's safe but what do they know? There was a comment earlier about how dangerous a little bit of knowledge is.

    It's not dangerous, it's downright terrifying that three and a half years after this disaster people can still continue to promote false information.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    Well congrtualtions on FINALLY providing a link, three days after it was first requested. Though I suppose it's pretty arrogant that you would assume you wouldn't have to provide any links. Shame they aren't particularly useful though.

    But then if we look at those reports we'll see that many come from the initial quote I posted above RE the 3:29 alarm - still waiting for any evidence/link/fact to prove that was working or what level 'high' was.

    And then you have a load of links that takes you to one article. Had that been the smoking gun you seem to think it is, don't you think it would have had mainstream coverage?

    Do you have any credible facts? you know - Bloomberg etc saying that the intial alarm was true with a reading of X?

    There were definitely leaking pipes, again, never been in doubt. Nor has it been in doubt that those leaking pipes weren't of any major concern. All of it could have been managed. All of it was localised/

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -4

    Heda_Madness

    Indeed they did report that. They also reported that '“We are still investigating whether the monitoring post was working properly,”

    That was in May 2011. Have you any proof to show that the monitoring post was working properly. Don't you think that if the plant had been as badly damaged as you are trying to suggest that there would be a plethora of links in those mainstream news papers that you linked., Instead of them all relying on one quote from someone at Tepco.

    The fact that they haven't followed up should speak volumes.

    Just because you hope that the reactor was damaged in the earthquake doesn't make it true. The lack of evidence on the other hand should certainly be enough to suggest it isn't.

    That and the fact that your one piece of evidence comes from the exact same source and one with a very clear caveat. And none of the reports say what that alarm was set to.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    As Mike said.

    And what do you mean by this

    'The monitor was set to go off at high levels of radiation... Go figure.'

    Monitor's are set up to record data they don't go 'off'. Sirens/Alarms go off. Secondly define 'high'.

    It's quite likely that the small amount of damage that was caused in the initial earthquake would have released a small amount of radiation. This would certainly lead to higher recordings on monitoring stations. But without actual facts and figures and total amounts 'high' means nothing.

    And without solid quotes your claim is, well... go figure.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    I've not had the chance to eat Fukushima rice but I was given some nice fresh Minami-Soma cucumber in the summer of 2011. It would have been very insensitive of me to the locals, the victims of the tsunami, had I refused their kind generosity.

    And as Mike said, had the back up generators not been flooded by the tsunami, there wouldn't have been an issue. Dai Ichi and Onagawa both survived the earthquake. To say they didn't is completely and utterly wrong. It's like saying that 18,000 people died in the earthquake and that would be insensitive.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

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