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SaketownMar. 11, 2014 - 01:27AM JST
First of all: My thoughts and prayers to all the victims families who are going through this turbulent time.
Secondly, What we have here are some variables: Mechanical Failure, Weather, or a Terrorist Attack.
The plane took off loaded with fuel, climbed up and leveled out at cruising speed, reportedly turned around back to Malaysia, and then vanished from thin air.
So, let's look at variable 1 - Mechanical Failure: Not very probable considering the pilot did not radio any problems and this Boeing 777 was a Brand New Jet right off the line. So, that rules out Mechanical Failure.
Variable 2 - Weather: Most Aircraft will climb up to 35,000 feet during the cruise, therefore, unless lightning strikes upward and with such an ark of lightning that's powerful enough to knock all the power out of the plane including the radio and sending it plummeting to the sea is highly improbable.
Variable 3 - Terrorist Attack: 2 Individuals reportedly boarded the plane with one way tickets and Fake Passporrts to Communist Smog Filled Bejing China for what? Vacation? Beautiful Malaysia isn't enough that 2 Individuals have to use Fake Passports and "Sneak Into" Communist China? Isn't usually the other way around? Nobody in Malaysia Security thought that 2 Malaysians really kinda dont match the photograph of an Italian and an Australian and they just ushered them right on through Security without double checking those passports?
Variable #3 is becoming more realistic than 1 & 2.
The plane was probably traveling at its standard 638mph or Mach .84 when it somehow either blew up and disintegrated or it took a nose dive into the Sea hitting the water a Mach 1. That would be the same as hitting the ground at Mach 1. I wouldn't expect any survivors.
Finally, If this does turn out to be a terrorist attack, then China has a serious problem with Islamic Extremism & it seems to be spiraling out of control in Asia. China needs to deal with this issue no matter what the stakes are and if China needs any help with Counter Terrorism, then feel free to call on the U.S. - We got plenty of experience with smoking Tango's out of their holes.
Again, thoughts and prayers to the families.
Posted in: Searchers fail to find any trace of missing Malaysia Airlines plane
SaketownMar. 08, 2014 - 02:23AM JST
Oh Yes, we don't want Muslim Children to get confused and think Allah and Ultraman are actual living beings that share the same spotlight in humanity right?
Are we missing some logic here? ...never mind.
Anyway, I read an article on Yahoo News about a year ago that Jesus was actually Japanese!
They tied the theory that in Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper" painting; Jesus was eating "Unagi" - Fesh Water Eel and at that time in Biblical History (as painted by Leonardo) Fresh Water Eel was only found in Japan.
Therefore, Jesus was Japanese ->
SO SAYETH THE PROPHET!
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
SaketownMar. 05, 2014 - 04:37AM JST
Yea, I gotta BIG PICTURE on how this "Revised Apology" is going to Fan Out:
It's going to go from "Were Sorry" to "Sorry about that.." to "Sorry?" to "Gomen"
or the Crowning Touch: O-Mo-Te-Na-Shi: Omotenashi!
Sorry, would you like some Green Tea?
Posted in: Japanese lawmakers call for revision of wartime sex slavery apology
SaketownMar. 01, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
The hardest thing the Chinese government will have is trying to sell this propaganda to Chinese under the age of 35 .
I know several Chinese here in America and when I go to ask them what they think about Japan, they tell me they Love Japan.
They go in to tell me that Chinese in China have to go along with the government otherwise the government with do bad things to them.
So, good luck selling this "I Hate Japanese" propaganda to millions of Chinese that drive Toyota's, listen to AKB48, own "Hello Kitty" toys, eat Sushi, and shop at Uniqlo.
Posted in: Japan says it is puzzled by new China WWII national days
SaketownFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:48AM JST
This is why it's never a good thing to go to War.
What the conquered calls a "Massacre" the conquers will call a "Campaign" or perhaps an "Operation".
In any sense of the word and no matter how ugly the outcome is; in War - everyone loses a Son, a Daughter, a Brother, Father or Mother. The carnage of War turns us into bloodthirsty animals craving for death to the enemy and to destroy everything the enemy is - Their Lives, Their Language, Their Religion, Their God(s), Their Culture, Their entire DNA Sequence!
H.G. Wells put it in a better perspective in 1914 when he released The World Set Free:
"Mankind is the tool using, fire making animal."
Keep at that diplomacy thing...
Posted in: China declares national days for Nanjing Massacre, Japan defeat
SaketownFeb. 28, 2014 - 04:19AM JST
And I forgot to mention the 4th Wheel in destabilizing the "Status Quo" - The Korea's
Both North & South Korea have been successfully working at chipping away Japan's Sovereignty in the Sea of Japan by North Korea lobbing missiles at Japan and South Korea illegally annexing the Takeshima Islands away from Japan.
This has caused further tensions between the Korea's & Japan and again - The United States trying to hold together the Status Quo.
I vsn guarantee: It's not a matter of "If" but a matter of "When" that Status Quo is going to completely come unglued and when it does - There Goes Wall Street!
Posted in: U.S. envoy urges China, Japan to lower temperature in sea dispute
SaketownFeb. 28, 2014 - 02:04AM JST
Gosh, I hope the Japanese in Hiroshima & Nagasaki never sue The United States for dropping the Atomic Bombs.
Lord knows, there's plenty of "Evidence" to support that claim if it ever came before the "International Court of Jistice" at the U.N. (..wink wink..)
Posted in: Chinese wartime forced laborers sue Japanese firms
SaketownFeb. 28, 2014 - 01:58AM JST
Well, here's the problem: 1 You got a rising Asian Power (China) 2. An unstable Asian Power still under occupation (Japan) 3. A sitting Western Power (America) lecturing both Powers to maintain the "Status Quo".
China holds Americas Debt, therefore I highly doubt they're going to restrain themselves any longer for the status quo.
Corporate America certainly wants China to maintain status quo, however, Nationalism is taking precedence in China and it just doesn't look good for the status quo.
SaketownFeb. 26, 2014 - 03:33AM JST
...And Mori's remarks were not "Misunderstood".
They were received "Loud and Clear"!
And besides, why is Shinzo Abe "politicizing" the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by putting that Meat Head as his Committe Chairman?
I don't know what's going on in the Japanese Government lately, but the tone and attitude from some of Abe's Lieutenants are really starting to sour things regionally and "Lashing Out" at their own Olympians just hit new Sour Low.
After Mori stops backpedaling, he needs to bow out and leave the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Committee before that Loose Cannon Mouth of his causes more embarrassment for the Abe Administration.
AND he needs to formally apologize to Mao Asada, her Coach, and the Japanese Olympic Committee.
Posted in: Asada wavering on retirement; says Mori's comments didn't bother her
SaketownFeb. 25, 2014 - 11:25PM JST
A Veteran Olympian and Silver Medalist that holds the Olympic World Record from Vancouver for performing 3 Triple Axle's in the short run...
I'd say Yes. Keep skating. Nothing to lose at this point except her pride.
Only this time, if she decides to go to Peyongchang in 2018, she'll be the underdog, but an underdog with a "signature move" and that's something to think about.
SaketownFeb. 22, 2014 - 03:17AM JST
Mori remembers English.
He tugged on my Grandpa's Dungarees and said, "Hey Joe, give me chocolate!".
This guy has just become a Huge Liability at Tokyo retaining the 2020 Olympics.
Posted in: Mori slammed for critical remarks about Asada
SaketownFeb. 22, 2014 - 01:32AM JST
"KojiWada"'s comment put it all in perspective and I am sure Brian Orser is laughing all the way to the Bank!
Anyway, this is the result when Arrogance snd Nationalism is put ahead of the primary perspective: "Win the Gold".
Yes - Dethroned by a Russian who came in with no high expectations, a good attitude, and essentially skated a better performance than Kim.
To me and to most judges - "Attitude" goes a long way in these competitions including the Olympics.
That's the bottom line.
100% I support the judges decision at awarding Sotnikova the Gold Medal.
BTW: South Korea - Would you like some cheese with that whine?
Posted in: Angry Koreans demand review of judges' scores in figure skating after Kim's silver finish
SaketownFeb. 21, 2014 - 04:22AM JST
Just saw the final results and Asada failed to podium in the Free Style.
This is the Olympics.
This isn't a National or World Competition and there's no chance of doing it again for another 4 Years.
The Media puts TONS of pressure on these athletes because they are THE BEST OF THE BEST and they are expected to go out there and take home a Medal for their Country.
Nerves, Adrenaline, The Fear of Losing or Falling all goes with being an Olympian - nevertheless they gotta go out there and steam through the pressure.
Asada is still very young and very competitive. 2018 Winter Games sol be held in South Korea.
She should go there as the "Under Dog" with no expectations and maybe - surprisingly; she might just grab a Gold Medal in South Korea.
Now THAT would be a Novel Idea...
Posted in: Triple axel backfires for Asada
SaketownFeb. 21, 2014 - 03:38AM JST
Well, I stand corrected then!
If Asada still has a chance at getting up the podium then I'm certainly tuning back in for sure!
Hopefully, she's shaken out all the nerves and the adrenaline. Thanks for the Heads Up!
SaketownFeb. 21, 2014 - 01:10AM JST
Well, I'm done watching the Olympics.
This was all that my J-Wife and I were waiting to see - Mao Asada v. Kim Yu-na for a rematch and that isn't going to happen.
Might as well go back to the regular programming NBC because the delight of the Olympics has pretty much fizzled out...
SaketownFeb. 20, 2014 - 11:00PM JST
"Bali Boat Capyain Arrested" - THANK YOU!
You Never EVER leave a Dive Team below for any reason whatsoever UNLESS you drop a Buoy marking the spot where the dive team is at.
Besides, this idiot Dive Captains story changed so many times and I felt from the get go: Why did he leave the Team below? To get Gas? Gas? Your supposed to get gas BEFORE the expedition dive and not after you get to the dive site and figure 'Hmm, think I need to go get some gas...be right back..never mind that big storm approaching...'
Word to the wise: Please do not ever put your life in the hands of 3rd World Idiots ESPECIALLY Hazardous Recreational Sport Activities like Hot Air Ballooning, Sky Diving, Para Sailing, and now Scuba Diving.
Thoughts and prayers to the families.
Posted in: Bali boat captain arrested for leaving Japanese divers
SaketownFeb. 18, 2014 - 07:49AM JST
The U.N. forgot to mention: Feeding relatives to pets.
Make sure that gets on the list.
Posted in: U.N. report says N Korean leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity
SaketownFeb. 18, 2014 - 07:44AM JST
Well, it's about time Japan "Nukes-Up"!
They need to get ready to stand up to hostile nuclear powers that currently have Deployable Weapons Graded Nukes & consistently pose a treat to Japan - Such as China and North Korea.
Posted in: China concerned at Japan holding weapons-grade plutonium
SaketownJan. 17, 2014 - 11:00PM JST
Gosh, there are so many reasons why we may think one point or another that it's time to just hit "The Reset Button".
Only to discover that there is no such button nor has Mankind discovered Time Travel.
I've never contemplated suicide because I really don't believe in thinking that All is Lost.
I guess serving in the Navy tought me to "Never Give Up The Ship" and "I'll fight until I have no more Bullets".
I just don't believe in giving up and if I ever lose all things I worked for I life, then I may consider "Going Down with the Ship." - Would that be considered suicide?
I guess I don't make much sense to the readers - sorry.
Posted in: No. of suicides in 2013 falls below 30,000 for second straight year
SaketownJan. 15, 2014 - 02:21AM JST
I've written my State Senator and recommend a Bill introduced to Congress to be drafted proposing the remaining of the South China Sea and the East China Sea.
The proposal will be to rename the 2 Seas to:
"East Asian Sea" and the "South Asian Sea".
The question came up: East of what?
I explained: "East of Greenwich Time Zone"
These 2 renamed seas will continue to be "International Waters" and still under the footprint if Global Positioning Satelite (GPS).
Ms. Chunying and her Communist Party can simmer over that once the bill goes to the house floor for a Vote - and it will pass.
Posted in: China chides Japan for carping over fishing curbs
Mar. 11, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
Most Japanese support this type of discrimination.
Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner scandal hits J-League
Mar. 11, 2014 - 09:34AM JST
I bet he could draw 1 million to Yoido Plaza..
Posted in: Pope to visit South Korea in August
Mar. 11, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
I can’t imagine being in this position, but the way she must look now—I’d rather not…
Posted in: Widower continues diving off tsunami-hit coast in search of wife's remains
Now is good time to push on this issue.. while the world sees Russia for what…
Posted in: Ukraine crisis stirs Japanese memories over disputed islands
Mar. 11, 2014 - 09:32AM JST
Kind of a stupid poll. I'd like to see the results of an actual scientific survey…
Posted in: How much attention do you think drivers in Japan pay to child safety seats or making sure their kids wear seat belts when they are in cars?