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JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 04:52PM JST
Yasukuni like Arlington!?!?
Hahaha!!!! Arlington is secular. Yasukuni definitely is not. And Abe has rejected the idea of a secular memorial. Where do they find these "scholars"?
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 02:29PM JST
Actually these guys are stealing the cans.
Reminds me of the time I was moving house and in need of cardboard boxes. I asked a large retail store if I could take some that were sitting in their garbage heap and the staff sternly said, "No. We own those."
Gotta love the spirit of charity and community in Japan. Don't give anything away. Even garbage.
Posted in: Small businessmen
JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 02:19PM JST
So more electrical burning on board the 787, eh. Nice to know the problem is all "fixed."
Posted in: ANA reports different problem on modified Dreamliner
JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 02:15PM JST
Do you even know the meaning of the word "race" or "racist"
Race: (noun 2) A group of persons related by common descent or heredity. A population so related. (www.dictionary.com)
Yep, he's a racist.
Posted in: Restoration Party member ousted over Korean prostitution remarks
JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 10:42AM JST
"but cracked wings, structure. thats horrible"
Clearly, you don't know what you're talking about. The cracks were in small connector pieces within the wings. Not the wing sections themselves. In addition, the pieces were replaced. Boeing's burning batteries are NOT being replaced. Now THAT is "horrible."
Yes, that's what I thought. But I agree that the info about this latest incident is strange and confusing.
JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 10:27AM JST
Infrastructure exports? As long as Japan opens its doors to infrastructure imports, that would be a good idea.
"This is an era in which you cannot survive tough competition unless you are No. 1 globally"
That's true for Japan, given how its domestic structural inefficiencies drag down growth. It's not an issue for efficient countries, like Switzerland, Canada, Norway, etc., where rank-and-file workers don't need to labor 10 hours a day just to survive.
Clearly, Abe needs to set other priorities that exporting its way out of its problems.
Posted in: Abe outlines targets in latest growth strategy
JeffLeeMay. 18, 2013 - 06:34AM JST
The dreamliner has had less problems than most planes in history.
The Dreamliner has NO history yet. It was grounded shortly after launch. Your statement makes no sense.
Airbus have had problems from faulty sensors to cracked wings.
The sensors, called pitot tubes, racked up millions/billions of kilometers over 15 years years before a tiny number were linked to a possible problem while exposed to severe conditions. The 787 batteries burned up from the start of operations under safe conditions. It's a bogus comparison. And Boeing still refuses to replace them.
JeffLeeMay. 17, 2013 - 03:50PM JST
That's a pretty funny comparison you made. How many A380s are being flown by Japanese carriers? Japan is by far the 787's biggest customer, with half the entire global fleet.
And no, the a380 wings weren't cracked. Rather fittings inside the wings were found to have cracks. They were fixed after replacement. Boeing, however, refuses to replace the li-on batteries even though it doesn't know the cause of the fires. Instead it is constructing a steel box around the problem. Now THAT is a "cover-up" ....literally.
JeffLeeMay. 17, 2013 - 12:49PM JST
Hard to understand. Why would vibrations cause discoloration? Scraping or scratching from the wires? And what was the color?
I think NHK said last night the "color" was brown, which could indicate burning or heat. A couple of months ago, a Boeing engineer was quoted as criticizing the quality of the electrical panels, saying they are like "Radio Shack parts."
JeffLeeMay. 17, 2013 - 06:22AM JST
I agree. Okinawa is to Japan what Ireland is to Britain.
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 05:04PM JST
Japan was not the only one doing this, he said. Everybody was doing bad things
I really hope he tells this to the comfort women as part of his "apology." This could get really, really interesting.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 03:11PM JST
Well, people who travel distances far enough away from Japan to induce jetlag are most often going to countries where Melotonin is sold over the counter. That's how I stock up!
Posted in: What do you do to overcome jet lag?
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 01:28PM JST
one might want to consider the massively rising national debt
OK, I've considered it. Now what's the problem?
Posted in: Japan says January-March GDP up 0.9%
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 01:25PM JST
I take Melatonin. Gets rid of about 80% of my jetlag. I don't understand why people still make a fuss about jetlag when there's a cure for it anyway.
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 01:22PM JST
How would you, as Americans feel if the Japanese military (or any military) occupied the U.S.? You wouldn't think twice about it, you'd drive them out.
The Japanese could do that too....if they wanted. But they don't want to. The Philippines did that in the 1990s. They passed a resolution in their parliament in favor of a withdrawal, and American military duly complied, abandoning their biggest overseas bases. The majority of Japanese, however, want the US military to be here.
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 07:33AM JST
Microsoft doing something for free, pigs are flying.
I've been running XP and Office in my independent business for the past eight years and I haven't paid MS a cent during that time. My Apple-using partners and collaborators are routinely forking out $$$$ for some software or service, not to mention repairs when their seal-up iMacs implode from overheating (usually in summer).
Posted in: Microsoft Windows 8 update will be free
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 07:26AM JST
Nearly all the young American guys there don't need to turn to the sex industry anyway. Okinawa is seen as a prized posting among the grunts, and the guys tend to be really happy there and quite, um, satisfied anyway.
So even if Ishihara wants us to take his bizarre suggestion seriously, then we'd quickly discover that his premise is flawed from the start.
JeffLeeMay. 16, 2013 - 07:18AM JST
My favorite airport, although I wish the rooftop swimming pool was outside the transit area and located in-between the terminals instead of deep inside one of them....I never get the chance to use it!
Posted in: Singapore's Changi implements self service and passenger processing technology
JeffLeeMay. 15, 2013 - 05:54PM JST
**He is also a very lucky president, **
Inheriting the worst economic depression in living memory and two pointless, badly executed and drawn-out wars lingered. Yeah, really "lucky". 2008 was America's darkest nightmare.
Posted in: White House: Obama is no Nixon
JeffLeeMay. 15, 2013 - 11:11AM JST
Great time of year. Wish it would last forever.
Posted in: Afternoon break
May. 19, 2013 - 01:27AM JST
多行不义必自毙。 Chinese words
May. 19, 2013 - 01:22AM JST
"I am of a view that we can make a similar argument about Yasukuni, which enshrines…
May. 19, 2013 - 01:21AM JST
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Posted in: 5-year-old boy's hand gets caught in shopping mall escalator
May. 19, 2013 - 01:19AM JST
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