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KabukiloverJun. 20, 2016 - 07:11PM JST
I think the FFA is nuts.
Posted in: The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled out requiring psychological testing for airline pilots, despite an air crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers into a mountainside. It says psychological tests are ineffective because they reveal a pilot's mental health for only a moment in time without providing insight into whether the pilot will suffer problems later. What do you think?
KabukiloverJun. 16, 2016 - 08:59PM JST
Here is the realty. Coal is a dead industry in Japan and has been so door decades. There is no such thing as clean coal energy as there is no such thing as clean tobacco smoking. Coal, like nuclear power generation, belong to the past. Solar energy is fast coming into its own and it belongs to the future we need.
Posted in: It is not realistic to quit coal entirely. Environmental aspects alone can’t dictate the way countries set their energy policies.
KabukiloverJun. 16, 2016 - 08:18PM JST
Forbid the sale of quasi assault weapons. Declare the NRA as terrorist organization and shut it dowm. Ban all gun lobbyists. In short, treat the gun industry like the tobacco industry. Only much more vindictively.z
Posted in: In view of the shooting at the Florida nightclub, what is your stance on gun control?
KabukiloverJun. 15, 2016 - 08:56PM JST
Good news and good riddance.
Posted in: Tokyo governor submits resignation effective June 21
KabukiloverJun. 15, 2016 - 09:51AM JST
Except the LDP. That says volumes about the courrupt nature of the LDP.
KabukiloverJun. 15, 2016 - 08:08AM JST
The slaughter of innocent LGBT people wa a horror that exposed the sickness of moral rot that pervades America. The vile religious fanatics, the Republican bigoted politicians and the evil gun lobbies that help arm mass murderers. I stand by the LGBT community in their right to be left in peace.
This horrific crime would be most unlikely to happen in Japan for two reasons. First, the absence of gun among the general populace. Second, the absence of a homophobic tradition.
Religeous bigotry and political opportunism is at the heart of homophobia. Let us make sure it does not happen here.
KabukiloverJun. 11, 2016 - 10:38PM JST
Poor girl. Thank you NRA.
Posted in: 'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting
KabukiloverJun. 11, 2016 - 09:52AM JST
The restaurant does what Japanese institutions do best: discriminate against people. I am sure the food is not great.
Posted in: Japan's first 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners
KabukiloverJun. 11, 2016 - 09:44AM JST
Whether judges are elected or appointed is not the issue. The fact is this Judge handed down an inappropriate sentence based on favoritism. That favoritism scandal seems based on his Anglo face than the horrific evidence. This judge has got to go.
Posted in: Campaign to remove judge in Stanford rape case gains steam
KabukiloverJun. 08, 2016 - 08:55PM JST
The primaries are still on and there are no winners yet, never mind what America' rotten corporate media tells you.
Posted in: Clinton declares victory in battle for Democratic presidential nomination
KabukiloverJun. 01, 2016 - 10:53PM JST
If a bear got him there would be signs of a struggle. It is very possible that he was abducted.
Posted in: GSDF joins search for missing Hokkaido boy
KabukiloverJun. 01, 2016 - 09:15PM JST
Zoos are your babysitters. It should be expected that a large proportion of visitors to zoos are children. It should not be difficult to construct child proof barriers so that they do not fall in with the animals. Obviously this zoo remiss.
Posted in: Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo
KabukiloverJun. 01, 2016 - 09:08PM JST
My parents, whatever their faults were, never even pretended to abandon me. Abandonment is frightening for a child. They are no helicopter parents but they were the sort of parents who always let me know they were close by. My parents would never have kicked me of a car in the wilderness no matter how badly I misbehaved.
With all the terrors of childhood aside, I was at least secure in the belief I would not be abandoned.
Posted in: For those of you with children younger than, say, 7, how do you discipline them when they misbehave? How did your parents used to discipline you?
KabukiloverMay. 26, 2016 - 10:23PM JST
Shinto was a folk religion since time immemorial until it was coopted as the state religion in the Meiji era. It has more incommon with Greek, African N Native American folk religions that were never intended for worship of a monarch.
Posted in: There’s no doubt that Shinto was used by the government during the war. But is there a religion that has not been used as a reason for fighting? Shrines in themselves are not aggressive.
KabukiloverMay. 26, 2016 - 09:56PM JST
Abe made a diplomatic blunder. He insulted the US President while he was guest in Japan. The US will quietly unseat him.
Posted in: Abe has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor; Obama offers condolences over Okinawan woman's murder
KabukiloverMay. 22, 2016 - 06:06PM JST
Posted in: Florida killer's gun sells for $250,000
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2016 - 10:11AM JST
Living at home with parents seems, at least according to this article, a matter pf economic necessity and not prolonging childhood.
Posted in: 8 years into 'konkatsu' boom, lifelong single population continues to grow
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2016 - 10:00AM JST
FEMA failed miserably in the face of Katrina because baby Bush gutted and corrupted the Agency. But you must add to this the rotten local response, racist white cops being the most rotten of the rotten. At least Japanese cops did not go on a shooting spree, killing innocent people in Kobe-Awaji (1995), Tohoku and Kumamoto.
That said, Japan is utterly helpless in crisis management. I saw it firsthand in Kobe. This was repeated with a vengeance in Tohoku and in to a somewhat lesser extent in Kumamoto, where some ten thousand people are homeless.
Thanks in no small part to its system of examinations, people in government service have been mind-trained to live in a one correct answer world. This work well in normal times. Press the right button and the trains runs on time. But disasters require lateral thinking and that is something that bureaucrats who live by the rulebook have forsaken. In the disaster I lived through, the most (or only) effective first responders were ad hoc volunteer groups who were not tied to any government agency and therefore no beholden to anyone except the people there were helping.
KabukiloverMay. 14, 2016 - 03:54PM JST
In fact many German-Americans, Italian-Americans and other European Americans with "Axis" background (birth) were put in internment camps. They have received no compensation in spit of effort of people like Senator Russ Feingold. This is history of internment as be grossly obscured.
KabukiloverMay. 11, 2016 - 09:49PM JST
Thank goodness this psychopath was not armed with assault rifles. He may well have killed dozens of people.
Posted in: 3 dead in stabbing attacks at Massachusetts mall and home
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Jun. 30, 2016 - 01:53PM JST
It is a bad habit to underestimate the enemy. NK rocket and nuclear capabilities are improving…
Posted in: N. Korean Scud missile can reach U.S. naval base in Japan: report
Jun. 30, 2016 - 01:51PM JST
Who said I blamed just Islam, just that some of its tenants, depending on interpretation can…
Posted in: The Latest: Daylight reveals damage to Istanbul airport
My money's on Utsunomiya!
Posted in: Ex-defense minister Koike to run for Tokyo governor
Jun. 30, 2016 - 01:47PM JST
"That, my friend, cannot be blamed on islam, but on the west which meddled in and…
Jun. 30, 2016 - 01:46PM JST
At least there is something (Longevity) that can enter the Guiness book of records, that the…
Posted in: Over 25% of Japan's population aged 65 or older: gov't data
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