Heda_Madness's past comments

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    Heda_Madness

    Two top 10 albums in the US, and two top 20 would suggest that they're doing pretty well outside of the UK as well.

    Posted in: Arctic Monkeys ready to chill after global success

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    Heda_Madness

    Saw them earlier this year and they were really good.

    For those of you who haven't heard of them/think they've only had one hit, well I guess that's your loss. Not theirs.

    Posted in: Arctic Monkeys ready to chill after global success

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    Heda_Madness

    borscht: you're absolutely right. The "safe" level suddenly jumped upward after the accident. Many people seem to lose sight of this point.

    Still, it's almost certainly lower than what is regarded as 'safe' in your own country.

    Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

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    Heda_Madness

    Whilst their may have been mistakes in the bus, the bus was crushed to 1 m in size. I remember the media saying there could be survivors but I don't think anyone did (or could) have survived the initial collapse. The force that causes a bus to be squashed to 1 metre in height is huge.

    As I said, there may well have been mistakes in the clear up but at no point could it be thought that they cost lives.

    Now if you want to look at historical screw ups by the Japanese, then look at what happened during the Hanshin earthquake. Thankfully those lessons seemed to have been learned by March 11.

    Posted in: 29th anniversary of JAL jumbo jet crash marked

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    Heda_Madness

    It's worth remembering that the pilot of the JSDF helicopter decided that based on the weather, the terrain and the overall conditions that it was unsafe to attempt to land. The fatal flaw was the decision not to send the ground troops based on the opinion that it was unsafe to do so and that no-one could have survived.

    It is very easy to be critical of the decisions made that night but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    I would certainly question why they didn't at least try to get someone to the crash site but it could be that it was too windy to winch, deemed too dangerous to attempt or other reasons. None of us have all of the information about the rescue.

    What is a fact is that 520 people lost their lives on a mountaintop on what should have been a routine flight.

    RIP to those that didn't make it down alive.

    Posted in: 29th anniversary of JAL jumbo jet crash marked

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    Heda_Madness

    I've driven on the Eastern side of that road on numerous occasions and didn't notice it to be any quieter/busier than most country roads in Japan, especially at that time of the morning.

    Not sure what Zichi's first hand experience of the area but suffice to say it's a windy road that needs a lot of care and attention on it.

    Posted in: 2 killed, 3 injured in traffic accident in Fukushima

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    Heda_Madness

    Wipeout

    You do realise that moderators frequently delete my links don't you?

    They either claim that they are 'Off topic' or because Japan Today is not here to promote website X.

    The is a definite article but I would have thought that the contributors on this board are intelligent enough to understand that there is no scientific hierarchy where scientist x is #1. The link that you've been allowed to publish says Top climate change scientists. Top. The leading. Same Same.

    And no the letter doesn't mention Japan. It is addressed to world leaders who influence environmental policy though. And I'm at a loss to understand how that doesn't cover Japan? Was it only aimed at English speakers? The West? Everyone but Japan? I read that as meaning everyone. I read that as meaning it's relevant to Japan, and especially given that article which was wholly about the government's new energy policy.

    Posted in: NRA says review of Takahama nuclear plant almost complete

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    Heda_Madness

    Brilliant wipeout. You provide evidence of me not answering your question with a link that NOT ONLY answers your question (unless of course you are saying that Hansen et al are not leading scientists to which I would say what's your your expertise to say that) but shows where you have avoided one of my questions. And when questioned about that, how do you respond?

    'Keep waiting'

    Posted in: NRA says review of Takahama nuclear plant almost complete

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    Heda_Madness

    Wipeout, every time you've asked me for something I've responded. I've never made any claim which I haven't been able to support with a credible link.

    I certainly haven't complained when I've been asked to provide evidence.

    As for the costs of the clean up... I don't know how much it would cost. I haven't researched it and I'm not prepared to guess.

    I've also never claimed it would cost 50 trillion yen. And I do think that when someone makes definitive claims, it does make sense to be able to back them up.

    You accuse me of trying to downplay this disaster. But I've merely repeated what the experts have been saying, what the WHO and UN have said and what science tells us. All of it is available on Google.

    Posted in: NRA says review of Takahama nuclear plant almost complete

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    Heda_Madness

    No, I read your comment. I read this: I would give a list of more than 30 items involving those enormous losses but JT or the text won't let me do that just no doubt some will request the more than 30 links too.

    And I can't speak for anyone else but I would be very interested to see the 30 plus stories that average a different way that 16/17 trillion yen will be used to pay for this and how we will end up with a cost of 500 trillion yen.

    The problem with the anti-nuclear crowd is that they make unsubstantiated claims about costs and losses and can't provide any independent evidence to support it.

    Posted in: NRA says review of Takahama nuclear plant almost complete

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    Heda_Madness

    I know. Isn't it just AWFUL when people ask you to provide evidence and facts to your claims.

    Posted in: NRA says review of Takahama nuclear plant almost complete

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    Heda_Madness

    But all the nuclear power plants in this country and America were built and are owned by private owner companies which built them for profit not for the sake of anything to do with clean air and the profits helped to pay the dividends to the stock holders of those power companies.

    So the governments of the United States and Japan decided to spend vast amounts of money on researching nuclear power to enable their private power companies to make profit. And at no point did either country look at the UKs vastly improved quality of air and think hmm that would be a good idea? Despite the fact that Japan followed the UKs model on the initial nuclear power plant.

    Money, money, money. All about profit.

    The following quote is as wrong today as it was when you first wrote it. But there again, nuclear energy was always about making huge profits for the companies which owned it.

    Perhaps it's time that instead of making claims, you should actually do some research.

    Nuclear has prevented environmental damage from fossil fules, it has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and it has made company's profit. Now I presume you won't believe any of that because it comes from experts who have spent their entire life studying the subject. You on the other hand have read a few blogs over the past three years.

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    Heda_Madness

    The same can be stated in America. All the nuclear power plants were built and are owned by private companies who built them for the profits not for clean air.

    So that would be why all of the research that was done prior to the building of the first nuclear plant in America was carried out by the US Atomic Energy Commission was it? It was the government who funded the research so that some of their company's could make profit?

    Your attempts to change history are easily covered by Google.

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    Heda_Madness

    Getting back on topic? Who was it that mentioned uranium in the first place?

    Any joy in finding evidence that nuclear energy 'has always been about profits'?

    There are many anti-nuclear supporters on here who have claimed that. Despite the history of nuclear energy proving otherwise.

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    Heda_Madness

    Heda_Madness

    Complete and utter rubbish. Nuclear energy was always about removing air pollution caused by fossil fuels.
    

    say's who? you!

    No Zichi, my university lecturers and reading materials. Care to provide any evidence to counter that?

    All commercial companies are in business to make a profit at the highest level possible whether its nuclear energy or drugs which cure people.

    You claim to be well read on the subject. Yet you seem to ignore the FACTS that nuclear power plants were mostly built by government utilities.

    Shame on them, especially when they don't even live anywhere near to a reactor?

    Enough with the personal accusations Zichi. As you know I have maintained my position on nuclear since the time I was regularly visiting Fukushima. Though I have absolutely no idea what it has to do with this subject and why you can claim to be well read on the subject yet constantly present false claims. To claim that nuclear has always been about profits is an attempt to change history and one which can not be supported by facts. The first large scale nuclear power plant was in the UK, something you know and was owned by a national utility. Profit didn't come till years later. No matter what you try and claim.

    Now go off and do some actual research instead of attacking my stance purely because I no longer live in Japan.

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    Heda_Madness

    But there again, nuclear energy was always about making huge profits for the companies which owned it.

    I'll put this as delicately as I can.

    Complete and utter rubbish. Nuclear energy was always about removing air pollution caused by fossil fuels.

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    Heda_Madness

    Semeperfi. So you'll take the guaranteed death and destruction of CO2 over the danger of radiation emissions.

    You may want to have a look in some detail at the damage that CO2 does globally, and that's without any thoughts on Global Warming etc.

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    Heda_Madness

    Japan should instead follow Germany's path towards a sustainable energy future

    Certainly if Japan wants to increase it's CO2 emissions then it should absolutely follow Germany's path.

    “The trend of rising German CO2 emissions is alarming,” said Claudia Kemfert, who heads the energy unit at the Berlin-based DIW. “Climate protection is a key target of the government and greenhouse gases should fall, not climb.”

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    Heda_Madness

    Bwahahaha! Yeah, get under your bed so when the roof comes in you get crushed and you wil never be found.

    As opposed to lying on your bed and getting killed by the falling masonry? The standard practice for an earthquake is to drop cover and hold. You will find that a bed is more capable of protecting you from a falling ceiling than your skin is and personally I'd prefer to risk surviving over not being found.

    And if you think your ap is more dangerous than not having one, have you considered uninstalling it?

    Posted in: M6.8 quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami

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    Heda_Madness

    Whaling dominates the Abe's visit?

    Only if you want it to. Because that's not the way it's been portrayed in the media. Yes, they discussed whaling but they also discussed rugby as well. Did that overshadow the TPP talks as well?

    Christchurch is by far the bigger side story, whaling is only a story because certain aspects of the media want it to be. And it certainly isn't a headline.

    Posted in: Whaling dominates Abe's New Zealand trip

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