Thunderbird2's past comments

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    It's the future... as long as there's a manual over-ride in case HAL goes bananas and starts singing 'Daisy Daisy...' or decides it wants to wage a war against its fleshy human masters

    Posted in: What do you think of driverless cars?

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    Are we seeing a bolder China in 2015?

    Oh because they've been so timid up till now?

    Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network - Update on all the news from the region

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    Gillian Anderson was on Top Gear (prior to Jeremy Clarkson's suspension) and she still looks great, in fact better... always hard to get my head around her having an English accent though.

    Posted in: 'X-Files' to return after 13 years

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    What a bloody sicko. Sack him now and arrest him for animal cruelty.

    Posted in: Chiba school apologizes after teacher buries kittens alive

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    Surprised they don't still use cubits in America.

    Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?

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    Kiwiboy, they're army cadets.

    Posted in: 530 years after death, Richard III honored before reburial

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    It's why I refuse to fly to Japan via the middle east, even if I save hundreds of pounds. A stopover at Dohar or Dubai isn't something I'm prepared to do.... so KLM to Japan via Siberia for me every time.

    Posted in: Have terrorist attacks like the one in Tunisia last week ever made you change your travel plans?

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    Better safe than sorry I say.

    Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers to be urged to wear helmets

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    Does this only happen in America?

    Posted in: Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall

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    Another mindless act of terror by nameless cowards.

    Posted in: Japanese survivor describes Tunisia museum attack

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    Beautiful girl

    Posted in: Model citizen

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    Yubaru... When the RAF blasted the hell out of Dresden people were taken aback in the UK. Some politicians even distanced themselves from it. Germany were the bad guys yes, but tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children were killed, just like in London and Coventry. To some it as revenge for the Blitz, to others an attack on an industrial city... but however you look at it, it was horrific. It still causes people to think.

    Churchill said:

    It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed. Otherwise we shall come into control of an utterly ruined land… The destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied bombing. I am of the opinion that military objectives must henceforward be more strictly studied in our own interests than that of the enemy. The Foreign Secretary has spoken to me on this subject, and I feel the need for more precise concentration upon military objectives such as oil and communications behind the immediate battle-zone, rather than on mere acts of terror and wanton destruction, however impressive

    Was there remorse in America about the fire bombing/other bombing of Japanese civilian targets at the time? Any pause for thought?

    Compare Churchill's concern about 'terror bombing' with that of the US officer in charge of the firebombing:

    The fire raids were ordered by General Curtis LeMay, who some see as the ‘Bomber Harris’ of the Pacific War, in response to the difficulty B-29 crews had in completing pinpoint strategic bombing over Japanese cities. LeMay, therefore, decided that blanket bombing raids on cities to undermine the morale of civilians were an appropriate response. After the attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 (referred to as “unprovoked and dastardly” by President Roosevelt), no-one was willing to speak out on behalf of the Japanese citizens.

    I feel that this is not off topic as it progresses the discussion above...

    Posted in: Undetonated one-ton U.S. bomb found near downtown Osaka

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    I just had to watch a vid on YouTube of the process... I have no idea how they do it, but it looks amazing!

    Posted in: Liquid metal 'Terminator' robot inspires 3D printer

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    Strange question but if a bomb like this were to go off, who is held responsible? The Japanese government for failing to clear it? the people who bought the land with the bomb under the soil? Act of god? ... Who actually owns the bomb? I wonder.

    Depends... was it a gift from America to Japan? Personally I think the US military should be tasked with removing it - they left it there!

    Posted in: Undetonated one-ton U.S. bomb found near downtown Osaka

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    Poltergeist - too many scenes in that gave me nightmares.

    The Grudge (Japanese version) - that bit where she's coming down the stairs on all fours just creeps me out O.o

    Cliffhanger - I have terrible vertigo and some of the scenes in there really do have me covering my eyes.

    Posted in: What are the three scariest movies you have ever seen?

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    I didn't like learning French at secondary school. I couldn't imagine a situation where I would need it... lack of foresight there. I can see where the kids are coming from... I suppose French teenagers are the same, or German or whatever. We're not gifted with the ability to see into the future, so all we can guess at is the immediate future... and as teens would they really see a use for English?

    Posted in: 58.4% of high school seniors say they don't like studying English

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    As passengers should we care about this? All I care about is a nice safe, comfy flight at a decent price. I couldn't care less if the flag carrier airline receives subsidies or whatever. I'm British and don't use BA to fly to Japan purely because it's inconvenient and more expensive than flying by Dutch carrier KLM, which is very convenient for me and their prices are a bargain. In the end that's what matters to me. Subsidies? Couldn't care less.

    Posted in: Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying 'crap' planes

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    Those bloody barbaric IS videos should be erased from the internet somehow. I don't give a stuff if sickos want to see them as they are 'educational' or being able to view them is a right... if kids see them, aren't repelled and act like this I'd quite happily trample over your rights to view what you want.

    Lock the sicko up and keep him away from sharp implements, viewable media and his passport.

    Posted in: Boy held for trying to kill goat says he was inspired by IS video

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    That was wonderful.

    Posted in: 'Iron Man' star Downey presents boy with bionic arm

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    Blimey... why are people getting so heated about her ethnicity? IS she good looking? Yes.
    It's a beauty contest, not a meeting of the immigration council.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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