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SushiSake3Aug. 27, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
I'm sure this event will be in good hands, actually many of them....
Posted in: Boob Aid: Porn queens to take part in 24-hour 'squeeze-a-thon'
SushiSake3Aug. 20, 2014 - 09:19PM JST
Elbuda, Nature is not cruel. Nature does what Nature does.
If this storm is anything like the sudden flash storms that have hit Tokyo and Saitama in recent months, it could be due to the heat island effect. The mass of rising hot air from major cities hitting the cooler surrounding air has been proven to trigger flash storms and flooding.
IF this is the case, we caused it.
A terrible tragedy nevertheless.
Posted in: At least 39 dead, 7 missing as landslides hit Hiroshima
SushiSake3Aug. 16, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
sighclops, "organic" - or "real" food is simply defined the way Zichi said: food grown without additional use of chemicals.
For certification, it also needs to be grown in chemical-free soil, too.
sighclops - "The whole organic movement is a marketing goldmine, and not much else."
Perhaps you should start doing some reseach. Food has been grown organically since food production began.
It's not a marketing gimmick - it simply produces real food that isn't going to poison people like commercially-grown food does.
Really, it's not rocket science.
sighclops - "In fact, most "organic" food (close to 100%) is produced from Big Agriculture, anyway! Even "organic" crops use herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers."
Sorry, if they have been genuinely certified as organic, and the growers are honest, no artificial herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers will have been used.
Posted in: Organic food movement in Japan progressing slowly
SushiSake3Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
I've tried some of the products Mr. Delgorge's company sells and think they are worth the effort and the price.
I have managed a tiny community garden plot in Tokyo for 3 years and have been swamped with food, all of it grown with no added chemicals or sprays, which is the way it's been done pretty much forever until commercial farming practices started pumping in the chemicals and rates of cancers and other preventable diseases began to head skyward.
Besides the processing, I think there's nothing 'wrong' or strange about the methods used to produce Mr. Delgorge's company's products.
Genuine "organic" equates to real food.
It doesn't get much simpler than that.
Also, the argument about greater yields of commercially-grown crops is a false one in my opinion.
I see no solid rationale in why greater yields of commercially-grown crops are considered 'better' if consumers of that food are only going to boost their chances of coming down with allergies, cancer, or worse, and end up feeding their own kids chemical-laden food.
30-40% of cancers are diet-related.
Our food is killing us.
That shouldn't be happening, but it is, largely, I believe, because of the chemicals used - as standard practice - by commercial farmers.
I say, cut your losses, food bills and chances of getting some bad arse disease by growing your own.
SushiSake3Aug. 08, 2014 - 10:17AM JST
If TEPCO keeps going like this, I belieeve their next plan will be to wheel out Snow White's fairy godmother!
She'd be 10x more effective that TEPCO management.
Oh wait - she's not real.......
Posted in: Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan
SushiSake3Aug. 04, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
This is nothing less than a bid to help the US militarize space, which, interesting, many countries signed on the dotted line not to do a few years back.
The country that first militarizes space - ie: that achieves the ability to zap any Earth-based targets using satellite-mounted lasers, will achieve global domination.
'Clearing space debris' is laughable rationale for this move, and is clearly being presented in the hope of distracting the masses from the real objective.
Posted in: Japan to launch military space force: report
SushiSake3Jul. 22, 2014 - 03:41PM JST
Yet again, Obama schools Republicans on how to maturely manage diplomacy.
Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire
SushiSake3Jul. 21, 2014 - 05:08PM JST
Smith - "Now that all the black boxes and bodies have been confiscated and evidence covered up? Thanks, Putin"
Q: If Putin knows he's guilty, what makes you think he - or anyone in his position, for that matter - would leave all the evidence sitting around on the ground just waiting for investigators to find it and pin him to the wall?
Stalling investigators and saying he'll cooperate when he really isn't - it all makes sense,.
Posted in: Putin promises to cooperate as blame for MH17 crash piles on Russia
SushiSake3Jul. 21, 2014 - 01:06PM JST
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the missile system used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines jet was “transferred from Russia in the hands of separatists”.
John Kerry's outraged?
He's the guy whose government has handed $121 BILLION to Israel - primarily to buy US weapons - since WW2, including $3.3 billion this FY.
And let's not mention military aid the US has handed to Egypt and other despot-run nations.
Tmarie - "Russian missile, trained by the Russians and perhaps done by a Russian. Putin has more blood on his hands and as much as he can try and deny it, he is responsible for what has happened to these poor people."
Do you also think the USGOV has blood on its hands for supplying weapons to Israel that have been used to kill innocent Palestinians for decades?
Or the British, French, Australian, German and other govts doing the same thing?
What Russia has apparently done is nothing new. Killing 300 innocent people in an airline is little different from having your weapons kill 300 innocents in a marketplace.
BTW, I'm not defending Putin - just saying that what he has apparently done is common practice.
SushiSake3Jul. 20, 2014 - 07:14PM JST
Japonaise, what about the fact that Gazans are being hit by shells fired from ships, attacked by planes, and invaded by the Israeli army tanks - all of which Gazans have none of???
It's not even close to a fair fight - it's outright murder and US conservatives now have serious blood on their hands.
Posted in: Israeli military destroy Gaza tunnels
SushiSake3Jul. 20, 2014 - 06:03PM JST
Heh, now the Israel lobby in America - which counts pretty much every conservative politician in the land - finds themselves in a bit of a quandary.
The nation state they blindly supported due to a few lines in the Bible has now shown its true colors: baby killers and ruthless invaders.
Good luck with supporting Israel now!
Obama was right all along to keep Israel at arm's length. Looks like the conservatives have screwed up.
SushiSake3Jul. 17, 2014 - 05:47PM JST
Wah - !
Could this be the same 'nuclear watchdog' packed with govt.-appointed pro-nuclear industry 'experts'?
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog says two reactors in Kyushu safe to switch back on
SushiSake3Jul. 13, 2014 - 10:36PM JST
A man of courage.
Good to hear he's busted through this barrirer.
Deserves at least another bronze? :-)
Posted in: Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in TV interview
SushiSake3Jul. 12, 2014 - 11:17PM JST
Fizz, - "And drone and spy on everybody. Yeah, what a hero!"
Re: drones - would you rather another boots-on-the-ground invasion?
It seems you'd be pretty much alone in wanting that.
Got any better options besides drones that you'd like to tell us about?
Re: to spy on everyone - do you think Obama started this?
Ever hear of the Patriotic Act, enacted under GWB?
Posted in: House Appropriations chair: Obama border security request too high
SushiSake3Jul. 07, 2014 - 05:10PM JST
My cousin was in the building opposite CTV when the quake hit and finished up pulling bodies of some of the Japanese students out of the rubble. :-(
Posted in: Abes honor earthquake victims
SushiSake3Jul. 02, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
And now, while hundreds more continue to die in Iraq, we have twinkletoes bush retired and taking it easy painting pictures in Texas, and war supporters like Bass4funk, BGood, etc. going off about troop levels and withdrawal timetables and whoever knows what else absolutely trivial stuff that is not going to make a shred of difference in the long run, while also wasting oxygen and everyone's time blaming Obama, who:
1/ did not vote for the war
2/ did not want the war
3/ cannot control the war for reasons entirely beyond the office of the POTUS.
Posted in: Obama sending 300 more U.S. troops to Iraq
SushiSake3Jul. 02, 2014 - 08:11AM JST
Bass4funk - "No, Bush was already starting a slow withdrawal gradually, but was going to leave a sizable force their to maintain and to further stabilize the country. Obama had it made, all he had to do was follow up on it, he didn't do it and the rest (as we say is) is history
And on the subject of history, it's very clear that - like bush - you have very little concept of it.
The 3 main tribes in Iraq hate each other.
That was a well known fact decades before 2003.
Saddam did a 'good' job keeping them apart.
bush's invasion completely destroyed that balance, and the fact is, any invading nation would have had to "leave a sizable force there to maintain and to further stabilize the country" pretty much on an ongoing basis/forever to prevent ...exactly what we are seeing today: sectarian violence.
This would have meant a long-term U.S. occupation of Iraq with U.S. soldiers under threat and being picked off virtually every day - as was happening.
Also, as has happened, U.S. support at home would collapse.
Bottom line is America cannot stay in Iraq forever, no matter how much pundits like yourself might think it 'necessary.'
Bass, reality says America cannot stay forever.
Reality says at some point America must bring its soldiers home (yes, this is partly political decision but it's also one based on economics.)
Bass, reality also says U.S. engagement in Iraq has failed.
U.S. soldiers and Iraqis and others have died in vain.
And it's not because of strategy, numbers of troops, dates and paces of withdrawal.
No, U.S. engagement in Iraq would NEVER have succeeded in the first place.
History tells us so, and if bush and Cheney had bothered to read their history books prior to invading, they may have realized this too.
Ditto for Afghanistan.
From this viewpoint in 2014, bush/Cheney's decision to invade both countries looks even more tragic - clearly they had no idea what they were doing.
And your point about having more troops in Iraq shows you have no idea either.
Sorry about that.
SushiSake3Jul. 01, 2014 - 10:25PM JST
Wolfpack - "Hmmm... maybe if Obama hadn't left early to help with his re-election campaign, all of those people slaughtered by ISIS and the threat to US personnel never would have materialized in the first place. I guess from Obama's standpoint, the ends justifies the means."
And I guess from your viewpoint, US troops can just stay in Iraq for like, forever.
Time to wake up, Wolf.
Bgood41 -"Obama band aids the cancer of Iraq, thus showing the community organizer's foreign policy that he can handle after folding the tent and turned Iraq into Iranian and its proxy government."
Sorry bud, your boy George was the one who created the conditions that allowed Iran to become the strongest nation in the region.
You voted for GWB? That makes you partially responsible for this disaster, time to man up and admit you screwed up.
MarkG - "Iraq is hell today It was not hell 3 years ago. Iraq was left as a finished operation and neglected since."
LOL! But really, this isn't the time for jokes.
Strangerland - "Very, very little of the world supported the US in its invasion of Iraq. Particularly as the UN had weapons inspectors in the country who had unfettered access to search for WMDs. But the US got all angry because the weapons inspectors weren't finding the WMDs, so they unilaterally decided to enter the US, without world support. And of course we all know why the weapons inspectors weren't finding the WMDs - there weren't any to be found.
So no, the US invasion wasn't the right thing to do, as pretty much the whole world knew at the time, and knows even more so now."
Great post. Couldn't agree more.
SushiSake3Jun. 28, 2014 - 11:48PM JST
Wolfpack - "....this president who studied Constitutional law, but rules like a Monarch, his progressive far left ideology has been quickly eroding the very fabric of the US in every possible way..."
Game's up, Wolf.
You're sounding just like the talking heads on Faux "News."
Wolfpack - "no other president has ever used his phone and pen as much as this joker."
Busted again - GWB issued more executive orders than Obama has at the same point in their presidencies.
Also, way more US diplomats died in Embassy attacks during GWB's reign of terror than died in Benghazi, so don't even try to bring up Benghazi.
BGood41 - nice try to lay the blame on Obama for the deficit.
Strangerland totally laid waste to your argument.
Sorry you got busted, too.
Serendipitous - "He (Obama) wants women to have equal pay, he wants to raise the minimum raise, and improve education."
Conservatives hate this kind of stuff.
The GOP leadership especially hates the idea of their conservative flock getting a better education because then Faux News - sorry - the official media/PR arm of the GOP - won't be able to so effectively tell the conservative troops what they must think on any particular day.
Bass - "Ok, that's one, but now he can't do anything else positive or productive because he has now has both hands tied behind his back."
Here we go again - near compete blindness to reality.
Google what Obama has done, he's been an effective, pro-active president on many fronts.
passed a landmark Dem-dream-for-decades healthcare bill,
massive spending on alternative energy
tightened vehicle emission regulations
No New Wars (<-- that in itself is monumental,- Q: which modern US president >hasn't< got involved in a war?)
he actually acknowledges global warming (<-- again, huge)
he's come out in support of gay marriage (<- first US prez ever to do this)
the fact he's (half) black and won the top job to become the most powerful person on the planet - think what that did and has done for minorities not just in the States but all around the world.
And he's done all that and more in spite of brick wall, racist opposition from the opposition that at times has voted against bills they previously supported - and sometimes even wrote! - because 'Obama supports it.'
Nice try, but again - you just got BUSTED.
Posted in: Obama calls Republican opponents feckless obstructionists
SushiSake3Jun. 26, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
Obama's built an impressive track record on the environment, new vehicle emissions standards and coal plant regulations among them.
The conservatives can blow all the hot air they like about Obama not consulting them and using executive orders, but they would have only have said 'no!' anyway, so they gave him no choice.
Key point to me here is that Obama actually realizes and acknowledges climate change is real and that humans are causing it.
AND that we must work together to mitigate it.
There's none of this waffle being peddled by conservatives about sun spots, earth cycles, etc.
Whining without doing - or without coming up with a half decent solution - is the stuff of losers, and something conservatives subsequently excel at.
In fact, conservatives' general attitude can be neatly summed up in this video clip - which is why the GOP needs to be locked out of power for the foreseeable future.
“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn for Dudes With Pickup Trucks
Posted in: Obama claims progress on curbing climate change
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:26AM JST
I think now would be a good time for the UN to start flexing some UN…
Posted in: 75 Philippine U.N. peacekeepers defy Syria rebels after 43 Fijians seized
Thanks for clarifying, I guess you're right, going by Papi's past posts :).
Posted in: China says no change in policy on improving ties with Japan
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
It's very simple: if the airlines want more pilots they can train them themselves. There isn't…
Posted in: Gov't, airlines discuss measures to deal with pilot shortage
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:23AM JST
I hope the LG watches don't spontaneously catch on fire like their refrigerators do.
Posted in: Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:21AM JST
Papi2013: "Japan doesn't need China. Japan doesn't need anybody. Japan can go it alone."