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  • 7

    KnowBetter

    This just breaks my heart. Poor little girl was just saying good bye to her big brother and sadly big brother will never see his little sister again for his whole life. So many people will feel the pain for this preventable death. It's so sad it just hurts to think about it.

    Posted in: 1-year-old girl hit and killed by kindergarten bus

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    Having a blast and beating the heat. These kids have the right plan!

    Posted in: Best place to be on a hot day

  • 11

    KnowBetter

    As soon as it gets big enough and it cools down a tad, maybe Japan Inc. should open up a new hotel, beach resort with hot springs and an 18 hole golf course... wait for it... BEFORE China makes any claims and starts some shite up about it being one of their long lost islands that floated away and then sank only to be brought to the surface by this volcano. You laugh now... Just sayin'

    Posted in: Volcanic island smoldering and growing

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    The title of this story now has the Bare Naked Ladies' "One Week" song stuck in my head.

    "Chickity China the Chinese chicken You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin' "

    Which, incidentally could happen if that Chinese chicken made you ill enough.

    I am just wondering how long it will be before countries impose an import ban on Chinese food products like they did with the mad cow beef scare? With China it seems that China just doesn't care and it seems like it's everything under the sun that they are exporting that breaks the rules from food to toys, electrical items, health care items, etc.

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan halts sales of Chinese chicken items

  • 2

    KnowBetter

    No matter how much water I drink, the headache and dizzy feeling won't go away. I hate it when the temps go above 25c. Ideally if they stayed below 20c I'd be fine but at 38c and above, I can't do much other than lay down in the airstream of the AC and hope the heat goes away. Coolbiz at work is killing me. 28c and I'm in a constant pool of sweat. I swear my PC is breathing fire out the back.

    Posted in: 39 prefectures record highest temperatures so far this year

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Will China blame Japan for this as well?

    Okay, seriously it's the 21st century and this Bubonic plague is still running loose out there or is this one of those "tests" that got away on "them". Oh yeah, this subject is old so I needed to do the "air quotes". ;)

    Posted in: Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    "The Israel government felt the airlines overreacted Tuesday. The Transportation Ministry called on the companies to reverse their decision, insisting Ben-Gurion Airport is safe and completely guarded and saying there is no reason to "hand terror a prize," by halting the flights."

    "Israeli airline El Al maintained its regular flight schedule."

    Well, if you're one of the ONLY airlines in the world with missile counter measures on all your aircraft, I'd guess you feel comfortable flying in and out of Israel too.

    What many may not know is that for 10 years now, El Al, the Israeli Airline has had its fleet of aircraft fitted with a system known as "Flight Guard", a missile defense counter-measures system that protects the aircraft from missiles launched at it.

    Here is a little snippet from the link below.

    "Shoulder-fired missiles can be easily bought and are relatively cheap, security experts warn, and Israeli officials believe they present the next big risk to the airline industry.

    "So the Israeli government took the decision not to wait for another case to happen and to equip all its aircraft with counter measures," Arik Ben-Ari from the Israel Civil Aviation Authority told CNN.

    The planes will be equipped with a Doppler radar system, made up of four antennas at the front, two on the sides and four at the back of the plane -- capable of giving 360 degrees of radar coverage around the aircraft.

    Within seconds of a missile being detected, an onboard computer releases flares, firing at different angles to act as a diversion."

    Link dated May 24, 2004

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/24/air.defense/

    Posted in: U.S., European airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fears

  • 2

    KnowBetter

    Taking Cosplay to a whole new level!!!

    Posted in: Ginza drive

  • 4

    KnowBetter

    I sure hope the people with their fingers on the nukes in that region of the world are better trained and composed compared to the complete yahoo idiots that pushed the launch button on that surface to air missile that brought down the Malaysian 777-200ER which was flying at 10,000 metres killing all 298 aboard, may their souls rest in peace.

    Posted in: Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    Clearly this is the 'heavier American version' judging by just how far he sunk into the lawn when he stepped off the pavement.

    I will name him "Drybuu-thru Gojira" :P

    Posted in: Monster in the park

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    'japan4life' What the article does not mention is that China is also participating in these exercises which I find interesting given the current situation.

    I wonder if that means "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" in reference to China being there but for whom does that saying apply?

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. admirals say naval cooperation deepening

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    Hopefully this will be it forever, just parades to commemorate world wars of past and never again another war. We have so many other more pressing things to take care of on this planet and wars should NEVER be part of that.

    Posted in: Bastille Day

  • 9

    KnowBetter

    POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!!!

    Posted in: Apple iPhone a threat to national security: Chinese media

  • 10

    KnowBetter

    Sadly, when the dust clears from this woman's head she is going to be in a far worse mental state than when she thought it would be a good idea to crash the car. She's alive and as long as she's alive she's going to have to live with the fact she killed her innocent one year old son. That in its self will be the hardest punishment she'll have to deal with, jail will only give her more time to suffer the thought of killing her son.

    Posted in: 19-year-old mother arrested after car crash kills 1-year-old son

  • 4

    KnowBetter

    Japan's decision to reinterpret its pacifist constitution has provoked anger at home as well as among its neighbors, with China expressing outrage and alarm.

    "China expressing outrage and alarm" sure it is alarmed but not because Japan 'could'... 'might' attack China but more so because Japan is even more buddy-buddy with the U.S. now and THAT IS ALARMING FOR CHINA WHICH WANTS TO CONTROL THE AREA.

    Why else would a country like China be spending so much of their GDP to build up a military? Are they afraid of North Korea? Is China worried about Russia? Surely, China doesn't think that Japan wants to attack them? What could Japan possibly gain? Of course, this is a rational and sane course of thinking which, silly me, what was I thinking when I was expecting China to be rational and sane. Now that would be silly.

    Posted in: Japan able to aid U.S. ships under attack, says defense minister

  • 4

    KnowBetter

    The jobs are there if they want skilled worker to work at below unskilled worker wages. Are they surprised that there is a shortage of people willing to work at below market level wages in a country where simply existing is expensive?

    I have yet to see IT wages return to pre-2008 meltdown levels and with a lot of those IT workers having either left during that 2008 financial meltdown or the earthquake/tsunami induced meltdown of 2011, there's not many left to fill those positions yet they still try to keep the wages low. This is what will do them in soon enough when they realize there's no one left to fill those jobs because they've driven the remaining ones to another country in search of higher wages and lower cost of living.

    Posted in: Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

  • 16

    KnowBetter

    Ten seconds is better than no warning... Just saying.

    Posted in: M6.8 quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami

  • 7

    KnowBetter

    In November 2011, 20 children from a private kindergarten and two adults were killed and another 42 children injured when their nine-seat school bus - which had been illegally converted to hold 64 people - crashed head-on with a coal truck in Gansu province.

    Illegally converted to go from a nine seat school to carrying 64... hmm, let me see, oh yeah these pesky seats aren't needed and if we get rid of them all then you can cram 64 children in standing like sardines. What kind of sick bastards come up with these ideas in China?

    Posted in: China school minivan accident kills 8 children, 3 adults

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    What? I can't believe no one has made any reference to the fact that this would go over well in Germany as well...

    Still, I am a tad concerned about the 'happiness' to be a turd for a moment and jump into a bowl. Oh and YES, I hate splashes too when it has anything to do with a toilet. Just not cool!!!

    Posted in: News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    Now this is the only way you grow something in such a controlled environment that you could (SHOULD) be able to legally label it as 'organic' IF you meet the 'organic' specifications. This business of growing things out in the open and labeling them as 'organic' when NO ONE can control what falls from the sky is ludicrous.

    Some may not see this as natural but it is the most efficient way to grow most things without 'taxing' the land and surround areas. Also, this technology will make the greenies who protest daily that we should only buy local as this would make it so. LEDs are becoming cheaper and cheaper and the know how to build your own 'grow LED lamps' is already out there on the internet. All it takes is the new generation of farmers to adapt to this and you could have year round crops anywhere. Yes, you could even use renewable energy to power these new grow houses. You could even build one on your own property or even in your house as you scale it to the needs of your family.

    Hey, if we can build 3D models right at home then why not grow food right at home? It all depends on just how much you want to be in control and how much you willing do.

    Posted in: World's largest all-LED vegetable plant starts operations

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