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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

  • -3

    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

  • -5

    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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    Heda_Madness

    Ah yes...The typical Sea Shepherd propaganda. ...

    You know that the entire carcass needs to be used don't you..and that eating part of the whale meat that has been sampled and tested for other reasons (including proving the impact of global warming on whale blubber) is perfectly legal under IWC regulations

    Now the international court found the Japanese whaling program to be unscientific, mostly due to the sample size, but the fact that whale meat is consumed is not illegal under any law or any courts decision.

    Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific

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    Heda_Madness

    And yet it was a phreatic explosion, one caused by steam, not magma and as such one that wouldn't be detected by seismometers. From your previous posts you seem to be determined to blame someone but I haven't seen a single expert suggest there should have been warnings. In fact they all say there were lack of geological warnings.

    It COULD have potentially been predicted had their been gas sensors on the volcano (but that is debatable at best) which could have indicated a phreatic explosion however there weren't any. There are 12 seismometers on the mountain as well as five GPS instruments and a tiltometer. 11 minutes before the explosion the seismometers detected a tremor, the GPS and tiltometer didn't show anything.

    If you gave warnings for every tremor, despite there being no other suggestions of an explosion then you would create a boy that cried wolf scenario. It's a terrible, terrible tragedy that 60 odd people have died doing what they did on a beautiful day and hopefully lessons will be learned from it. But those lessons will be based on the science community learning more about phreatic explosions and seeing if they can detect further warning signs. It won't involve warning everyone every time there is a little bit of a bump.

    Posted in: 16 still missing on volcano; typhoon threatens recovery effort

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    Heda_Madness

    Bill,

    Fuji was upgrade from dormant a few years ago and more recently (2012) there was, relatively speaking, a lot of activity to suggest that it is awaking from it's slumber.

    Not that that makes an eruption imminent but it's certainly more likely than it was 10 years ago.

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    Heda_Madness

    It was a phreatic eruption which means that seismometers wouldn't have picked up anything untoward. The magma didn't move, it just heated the ground water to the point where it was a steam explosion. An increase in sulphur could have indicated it was likely but a seismometer wouldn't have suggested anything.

    None of the experts, international or domestic, felt that it could have been predicted.

    Posted in: Sudden eruption of volcano very rare

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    Heda_Madness

    Before Mount St Helens erupted there had been a lot of activity for weeks before. With Mount Ontake, all of the experts seem to agree that it wasn't expected and there certainly wasn't weeks of activity like there was in Moujnt St Helens.

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    Heda_Madness

    Actually, for Fuji-san, it's only been in the last few years that it has shown signs of coming back to a more active status.

    Hopefully it will go back to sleep pretty quickly.

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    Heda_Madness

    I take back what I said about Paisley and his terrorist links... Apologies for that. i always thought/assumed he was just a religious bigot and not someone involved in the sectarian side of things.

    Sorry again.

    Posted in: Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies at 88

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