WilliB's past comments

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    WilliB

    proxy:

    " When Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed Japan refused American help and the flight attendant who survived said that there were many cries for help but they faded while waiting for the JSDF to get their act together, "

    I remember that! The US military had trained for night helicopter rescue and had the equipment for it, and the Japanese rescue service had neither. The Americans offered help within the hour after the crash, but were refused. So the injured and dying survivors had to wait to the whole night until it was light enough for the Japanese to fly in. That was an absolute scandal. But I am not sure that the same applies to the Sewol situation. Nobody has explained that the JSDF has any capabilities that the local authorities do not have, and they would have to get there first. So, apples and oranges.

    Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

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    WilliB

    Promotional photos always look good. If the actual product is much different from the usual mass-produced, freeze-dried and microwaved gunk with cheep grease that these shops usually offer is something to be found out first.

    Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good

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    WilliB

    Hidingout:

    Well, in all fairness it is not sure that the Japanese or Americans would have been able to make a difference. By the time anybody could have gotten there, the ship was already under water.

    But still, if the K-government refused foreign help right off the bat, that would be scandalous. I hope the Korean press investiges that.

    Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

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    WilliB

    The good news here is now where the psycho has actually attacked almost murdered several people, he will go to jail. Lets hope it is a long sentence.

    Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi

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    WilliB

    I hope this rumour is not true. If it is, shame on the Korean government.

    Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

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    WilliB

    Here is an idea to make the whale research more scientific: Stop killing the target of your research!

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

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    WilliB

    Epic waste of taxpayers money. But that is what politicians of all stripes do best.

    Posted in: 16,000 police mobilized to protect Obama

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    WilliB

    It was a question of time before they expanded into the Milf market....

    Posted in: 37-year-old mother of two joins AKB48

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    WilliB

    It is high time they do this. Ideally, they should put a military presence on the Senkakus themselves; soon the Chinese government will do that for them.

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

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    WilliB

    combinibento:

    " esthetician; airline attendant; run own cafe; make-up artist; run a bakery; homemaker; wedding consultant; or fashion designer. "

    ....and I bet there is a severe shortage of men who are lining up for these professions. So why are article writers not lamenting that? If imbalance is a problem and the ideal is a job market split exaclty 50/50 between the sexes, we should also address the imbalance in male estiticians. Good luck with that.

    I think as usual, the complainers mistake the concept of of equal opportunity with that of equal outcome.

    Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

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    WilliB

    MarkG:

    Not going to happen. While we are fast asleep, radical islam is growing by leaps and bounds.

    Posted in: Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

  • -3

    WilliB

    Ban umbrellas!

    Posted in: Man wielding an umbrella attempts to rob Urawa ward office

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    WilliB

    Until there is an efficient way to store energy, green schemes will only go as far as a government can afford to subsidize them. On their own, they are a road to nowhere. I am hoping that efficient energy storage can be developed. Until then, we need fossil and nuclear, and to close down all nuclear plants in a frenzy of emotional overreaction is simply stupid.

    Posted in: Kyushu town rallies for nuclear plant restart

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    WilliB

    A sensible town, I drink to them. It is so encouraging to see some common sense among all the irrational antinuclear hysteria.

    Posted in: Kyushu town rallies for nuclear plant restart

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    WilliB

    JoshuYaki:

    " The nuclear power plant being inundated with sea water and the resulting damage is just one of many possibilities "

    Even the inundation with sea water did not cause the disaster. The inundation with sea water of the auxiliary generators, and the design stupidity that did not allow to quickly connect new generators did. It is really a stupid design oversight and a trivial problem to fix. That is how progress works --- we learn from mistakes and make improvements. Screaming hysterically, throwing everything away and trying pie-in-the-sky nonsensical miracla solution is NOT how progress works.

    Switch the damned things on already and make sure that external generators can be connected to assure cooling in the worst case.

    Posted in: Costs mount for idled nuclear reactors

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    WilliB

    Ron Barnes,

    the earthquake did not damage the reactor. Please don´t bring up more strawmen.

    Posted in: Costs mount for idled nuclear reactors

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    WilliB

    The J-government has the chance to do the right thing and stop whaling without losing face (they can refer to the court decision), so I hope they do it.

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

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    WilliB

    Start the things up already!

    The whole economy is being held hostage by the antinuclear zealots.

    Posted in: Costs mount for idled nuclear reactors

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    WilliB

    Some ero ojisan are cute, this one is just pathetic.

    Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested for trying to steal girl's underwear in Chiba

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    WilliB

    My high-school son knows that he can not copy and works of others and present them as his in his biology projects. I would have thought a PhD would know that? Even a cute looking one?

    Posted in: Obokata apologizes for mistakes but says her conclusions were accurate

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