Heda_Madness's past comments

  • -2

    Heda_Madness

    Wow, Dr. Disillusioned. I hadn't realised we had an eminent expert in our midst.

    Post Natal Depression comes from society, not child birth.

    Well I would expect there to be a number of very embarrassed professionals all over the world who are going to be pretty embarassed come Monday morning. Imagine all those law books as well that will need to be ripped up as well.

    Post Natal Depression comes from society, not child birth.

    Posted in: Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide

  • -3

    Heda_Madness

    I think that someone who is depressed like this lady would appear to be should not be judged in the same manner that a healthy person should be.

    There are countless examples and professional opinions of this. That you accuse her of murder and being selfish say something.

    This is dreadfully sad and almost certainly could have been avoided if there was substantially better mental healthcare in Japan.

    In numerous countries, infanticide as a result of PPD is not a crime.

    And to answer your question you asked earlier. Yes, it is incredibly arrogant to pass judgement.

    Unless of course you're an expert in the field?

    Posted in: Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide

  • -2

    Heda_Madness

    Dreadfully sad.

    Sadly not a surprise to see the usual suspects dive in with the 'selfish' comments. Without any attempts to know what the situation was.

    Posted in: Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide

  • -3

    Heda_Madness

    One of the reasons why there was such a high death toll in Taro was because they had too sea walls that were designed to prevent damage from a 15 m tsunami so in many cases the people felt they would be safe whatever happened. I believe the water was 18 metres when it reached the walls so cleared them with ease. It reached 38 metres in the end due to the geography and the high cliff walls at back of the town.

    When we drove through there, and it wasn't the first place we'd been too along the coast, it was horrrific.

    not entirely sure why my previous post was marked down but still.

    Posted in: Iwate city puts tsunami behind it

  • 0

    Heda_Madness

    Pandabelle, that's been the story since day one. Sadly.

    Comparatively speaking the deaths of 18000 people has received only tiny coverage compared to the nuclear accident.

    As ever those who lost their lives and homes are in my thoughts. Never to be forgotten.

    And don't forget to type 3.11 on yahoo today to continue to raise money for those that lost their homes. And their loved ones.

    Posted in: Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

  • -3

    Heda_Madness

    We drove through Taro in April 2011.

    At least in Miyako there were signs of progress...they were hand cranking the petrol stations life was trying to return to normal. But Taro was gone.

    Posted in: Iwate city puts tsunami behind it

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    I'm glad they've limited it to one donation per user, though, as it could easily be abused otherwise and Yahoo forced to go back on its promise pretty quick.

    What the article fails to mention is that last year they set a limit of 5 million yen, but given the overwhelming support they decided to stick to the total amount. I guess some on here would suggest that's because they received 5 times the revenue so they should or such nonsense.

    Son donated loads of money to the survivors, that wasn't 'on the ground' but I don't remember people questioning ulterior motives? I also don't doubt that Uniqlo received loads of free PR for clothing the survivors. Doesn't make it wrong though.

    Posted in: Yahoo! Japan to make disaster relief donation for every person who searches for 3.11 on March 11

  • -2

    Heda_Madness

    You mean why do they need to get 10s of thousands of people to type the word 3.11 on March 11th instead of passively observing the anniversary? They could have just given 25 million yen, as I'm sure they, like many corporations have donated to the disaster relief in the past but this way it means that people actively take part, not to mention constantly keeping it in the public eye.

    As the article said they encourage people to click the links that come up from 3.11 and perhaps the users will find out more about the tragedy.

    As for me, I did a bit and I'm comfortable with my involvement. But so what, I'm certainly not going to criticise an organisation for donating money that they have no obligation to do so.

    But it's funny, I know many that did a lot. They all think this is a good thing. They like the fact it's in the news. That joe public may decide to send their own yen to one of the many NPOs that are still continuing to operate in the area.

    But I guess if you did nothing it's easy to criticise others for having ulterior motives.

    Posted in: Yahoo! Japan to make disaster relief donation for every person who searches for 3.11 on March 11

  • -7

    Heda_Madness

    The BBC's report has been done to death on here. It was government funds that had been allocated to Tohoku that was wasted, not from donations.

    You've read too many reports of misleading charity to believe Yahoo Japan will then donate all of it's donations to a third party to believe this is a good thing. Was there the same scepticism in 2011 when Uniqlo were handing out warm clothes to the survivors? Or when Softbank's chairman was donating so much? Perhaps you also think that Bill Gates is doing all of his philanthropy worl for the benefit of Microsoft?

    Whatever your thoughts, Yahoo is going to donate a shed load of money to a very good cause. And I dare to bet that they are doing a lot more than the commentators on here have done.

    And I hope that the day that you need help, people don't adopt a 'what's the point approach'. Because if everyone did, the world would be a far worse place to be.

    Posted in: Yahoo! Japan to make disaster relief donation for every person who searches for 3.11 on March 11

  • 5

    Heda_Madness

    Donating over 25 million yen to worthy causes. Yahoo!!

    I seriously struggle to understand the cynicism of some on here. I wonder what you've personally done to help the victims. And continue to do.

    Posted in: Yahoo! Japan to make disaster relief donation for every person who searches for 3.11 on March 11

  • -1

    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'

  • -4

    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'

  • -4

    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

  • -4

    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

  • -5

    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

  • -1

    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

  • -1

    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

  • 0

    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

  • -1

    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

  • -5

    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

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