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KabukiloverApr. 01, 2015 - 07:09PM JST
The short answer is that Lufthansa is criminally negligible in this case.
Posted in: Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode
KabukiloverApr. 01, 2015 - 07:03PM JST
Please save this. This bank is going to go under a lots of people are going to loose a lot of money. Japan, stay away.
Posted in: Hard money, soft standards? Tough questions for China's new bank
KabukiloverMar. 31, 2015 - 07:18PM JST
As I said elsewhere, there was a breakdown in the system. Either the truth about this guy was never released or it was swept under the rug.
Posted in: German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies
KabukiloverMar. 31, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
Third stop, the Pentagon.
Posted in: The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel
KabukiloverMar. 30, 2015 - 09:18PM JST
“Even if we had all of his medical records and had conducted interviews with him, it would probably still be impossible to explain such an inexplicable act.” Excuse me, doctor, but this is B.S. If you had all of this man's psychiatric records you would have a good general idea of what motivated this man to do the terrible thing that he did. I have to wonder if this "inexplicable act" business is genuine scientific skepticism or a doctor covering up for another doctor who did not inform the airlines when he saw danger signs.
Not that that doctor can be blamed. There are lots of people with "personality disorders" who do kill people or commit anti-social acts, letting their aggressions out in harmless ways. There is the issue of the too sick to fly doctor's notes that that man tore up. The company should have informed but apparently were not.
As a frequent flier I am scared. What happened to German Wing could have happened to any airline. (There is one airline I avoid as much as I can because of the many "personality disorders" I encountered on the ground and in the air.) Putting three pilots in the cockpit is a good idea. An equally good idea is to make mental illness not something to be ashamed of and not talked about.
One thing that is not "shroud in mystery" or whatever is that somewhere the system broke down and allowed this copilot to fly when he should have been grounded.
Posted in: Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot on doomed flight
KabukiloverMar. 30, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
Abe's denials of Japanese war crimes is a disgrace to Japan. His appearance before Congress will be a disgrace to the United States.
Posted in: Japan's long wait to address U.S. Congress
KabukiloverMar. 29, 2015 - 06:38PM JST
Good for the ladies. How about mass walkouts from restaurants that allow smoking, women of Japan.
Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke
KabukiloverMar. 28, 2015 - 11:36PM JST
The elected government was overthrown by a mob, which included Right Sector and Svoboda. That is where the problem started.
Posted in: Ukraine PM says Russia could spark new offensive
KabukiloverMar. 28, 2015 - 07:03PM JST
Ukraine was put into a difficult position by the U.S. backed coup. The Ukrainian government is still refusing to admit to the fact that the civil war is an internal problem for ar least a quarter of a century. Russia did not start the civil war and in fact brokered a cease fire with the help of Ukraine, Germany and France, while The Kiev regime is scapegoating Russia they are making reasonable trade agreements. What Kiev should worry about are the private ultra rightist militias like the Azov Batallion. Now the mainstream press is starting to worry about them. This terrible civil war could have been avoided if they had followed Edmund Burke's advise to Parliament with regard to the American colonies.
KabukiloverMar. 28, 2015 - 09:36AM JST
The picture is getting clearer. Here is man who loved to fly, whose whole life was flying. Yet he suffered from depression for whatever reason. It was a matter of time before he would having been disqualified from flying. He did not just snap. This was calculated. He chose the most horrid way to end his flying career and take his anger out on the world.
My sympathies to everyone hurt by this man.
Posted in: Germanwings co-pilot hid illness prior to crash
KabukiloverMar. 28, 2015 - 08:35AM JST
I was there for the restoration. They did not use spray paint. If they had used spray paint and other shortcuts this work would not have taken five and a half years. There was an observation tower build next to the keep. You could see the work at each level.
Posted in: Himeji Castle reopens after 5 1/2 years of repair work
KabukiloverMar. 27, 2015 - 04:41PM JST
Expect Himeji to be packed for a while. Thousands of people went to castle today. From Tuesday it is going to rain, which might thin out thr crowds.
KabukiloverMar. 27, 2015 - 08:42AM JST
I was there for the restoration. They used traditional methods and materials. No plastic.
KabukiloverMar. 26, 2015 - 09:53PM JST
What is even more scary is this might trigger copy cat pilot suicides.
Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor
KabukiloverMar. 26, 2015 - 09:50PM JST
The latest from Yahoo USA: "Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access. In the meantime, he said, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz manually and "intentionally" set the plane on the descent that drove it into the mountainside in the southern French Alps." http://news.yahoo.com/official-1-pilot-locked-crash-plane-cockpit-072049706.html?clear-cache
If this is true it is truly scary.
Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash
KabukiloverMar. 26, 2015 - 07:27PM JST
KabukiloverMar. 26, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
It is easy to tell the truth, which everyone knows anyway. This so-called split has already disgraced the Abe regime.
Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions
KabukiloverMar. 24, 2015 - 10:33PM JST
To repeat. The Nazi Right Sector declared the the East Ukraine rebels (or patriots) were terrorists and they would not honor the truce. It would be fair to guess that the Azov Battalion is following suit. We are not explicitly told who violated the truce first in this article. The Mainstream media speaks with virtually one voice in the matter and should be doubted--or presumed to be propaganda before proven otherwise.
Again please note that the truce so far has been largely successful. How long it will hold is anyone's guess.
Posted in: Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce
KabukiloverMar. 24, 2015 - 07:31PM JST
Weasel worded headline to begin with. This apparently an isolated area. Combat in that area does not make the entire truce a mockery. Then who is responsible for the truce violations. I think it is likely the far right and, yes, fascist Avov Battalilion. The far right Right Sector said they would not honor the truce, so it is likely the Azov are not either.
Do not trust the main stream media, speak nearly always with one voice.
KabukiloverMar. 24, 2015 - 05:04AM JST
Maybe hikers should wear aqua lungs and parachutes in case of an eruption.
Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers to be urged to wear helmets
Apr. 01, 2015 - 11:22PM JST
lucabrasiApr. 01, 2015 - 06:46PM JST
I've traveled around the world and seen all types of…
Posted in: How would you compare security measures inside and outside the terminal buildings at Narita international airport with airports in other countries?
Apr. 01, 2015 - 11:21PM JST
That's the governments' doings
Yes, and you gladly support it.
So long as he doesn't conspicuously…
Posted in: Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
It's not like they didn't know what the consequences were.
You'd tell a suffering drug addict,…
Posted in: Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6
Apr. 01, 2015 - 11:11PM JST
maybe he couldn't afford Daimon sensei's mahjong losses and yakiniku bills
Posted in: Actress Ryoko Yonekura reportedly splits from husband of 3 months
Apr. 01, 2015 - 11:00PM JST
The ideal situation would be for Japan and the USA to build an island as Japan…
Posted in: In view of the Okinawan government’s opposition to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma to Henoko, should the Japanese government stick to the 2006 agreement over the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan?