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danakoMay. 07, 2013 - 03:37PM JST
@smith, actually cycles are more important than flight hours. You can learn alot more with 10 one-hour flights than one ten-hour flight.
Posted in: Japan Airlines tests modified Dreamliner
danakoMay. 07, 2013 - 08:40AM JST
@ka_chan, engine fires are not a common event. False fire warnings are 10 times more common. But it is still treated as the actual event. I've had the fire bell go off when the engines weren't even turning.
Posted in: Plane's engine catches fire after landing at Osaka
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 09:23PM JST
@Rick, I heard that that was actually an option but they worried that maybe the device wouldn't work. The Japanese were also working on an atomic bomb, and the first targets they had in mind were the islands of Saipan and Tinian where most of the B29s were launched.
Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 08:53PM JST
@smith, Sir, I've done alot of research on this. I actually lived in the Mariana Islands where the planes were launched so I've read everything I can find on the subject. I believe that the atomic bombs were designed to end the war. The fire bombings purpose was to just kill people. I think that all bombing is evil, but if it took the most evil weapon we had to end the war I would support it.
In the final few weeks of the war the Japanese went from 3 to 13 divisions to defend Kyushu. Nearly every man in those 13 divisions would have died, along with many Americans and civilians. The Japanese leadership was so scattered, there was even an attempt to kill the emperor and keep the war going. When and where was it going to stop? And I'm sure you know all of this, but why was there no surrender after the first bomb?
My point about my mother-in-law is that she was bombed just because she was Japanese. As time goes on, this will appear more and more as genocide.
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 07:26PM JST
@cwhite, Kokura was the primary target for the 2nd bomb, with Nagasaki being the secondary target. And Kyoto was spared due to its historical significance.
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 07:13PM JST
@cleo, I am in agreement and place 90 percent of the blame on the guy. He's 39 and should know better. But if she isn't advertising, he isn't buying. It's also distrubing that he has done it a few times before. I don't know about Japan, but in the US just possessing child porn is a crime. Anyone know if he can be charged with a crime re: his computer images?
Posted in: 39-year-old man arrested for paying 14-year-old girl for sex
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 07:05PM JST
@smith, yes my statement may be speculation but your statement that Japan was on the verge of surrendering is also speculation. If not, then exactly which day did they plan to surrender? The first bomb was dropped and there was only silence. After the second bomb, the emperor surrendered. The atomic bombs were evil, but so was the fire bombing. My mother-in-law was six years old when her city in Kyushu was firebombed. What did a six year old girl or her eight year old sister ever do that they should be bombed. I hate war but am convinced that the atomic bombs were necessary to help finish the job.
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 03:20PM JST
I didn't realize that he was abusive. It has now gone from joke relationship to sick relationship.
Posted in: Model Maki Nishiyama reportedly 5 months pregnant
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 02:29PM JST
She knew what she was doing, knew she could get alot of money doing it, has probably done it before, and probably has friends doing the same thing.
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 02:19PM JST
100,000 civilians died in the battle of Okinawa. How can anyone not believe that more of the same would have occured had there been an invasion of Kyushu? Children were being trained to fight with spears and become human bombs. There were still many high ranking officials and military leaders that wanted to continue fighting even after the 2nd bomb.
I agree with smith that we wanted to show the Russians what we had and weren't afraid to use it. And it being a $2 billion science project that we wanted to see work. But I will always maintain that lives on both sides were saved, at a terrible human cost.
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
@Honest, do you remember when Americans were so outraged when their dead soldiers were pulled around the streets in Somalia? Then just a few months ago US Marines are urinating on dead enemy soldiers. I always believed that Americans prided themselves on having the highest moral standards. Look up My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and that wasn't the only time it happened. Dozens of rapes and murders have occured in the occupation of Iraq. How do we justify our torture but condemn others. Is it because we are good and they are evil. I need a better reason than that.
Posted in: 'Indisputable' that U.S. practiced torture after 9/11: panel
danakoApr. 21, 2013 - 11:06AM JST
Who cares about what the historians speculate. The history is that the bombs were dropped and the war ended a few days later....period! These airshows are a gathering of 'Warbirds', re-enacting historic events. I have also seen re-enactments of the Pearl Harbor attack. I go to airshows to see the planes, not get involved in a debate.
danakoApr. 19, 2013 - 09:05AM JST
Americans no longer have the right to be outraged by torture in other countries, unless they are outraged by their own country as well.
danakoApr. 18, 2013 - 04:02PM JST
Thanks to the US, one group of thugs has been replaced by another.
Posted in: Iraq executes 21 men convicted of terrorism
danakoApr. 18, 2013 - 03:50PM JST
@TokyoGas, I'm guessing 6 months after the delivery. I might be too optimistic. 21 yr. old kid in the entertainment business, no doubt Maki will be raising that kid by herself.
danakoApr. 18, 2013 - 03:43PM JST
In the US, it's only torture when it's done to one of us. When we do it to someone else, it's called aggressive interogation. If tortured I'm sure that I would confess to killing both JFK and Jimmy Hoffa. I vote one NO.
Posted in: Do you support torture as an interrogation method if the objective is to gain information that would prevent an attack like the Boston Marathon bombings or 9/11?
danakoApr. 16, 2013 - 01:07PM JST
No surprise that they will both retire after Sochi. Other than attempting to be a 2-time Olympic champion, there would be little reason for Kim to continue to compete. She has nothing more to prove. If she really loved to compete, she wouldn't have taken two years off in her prime. And Mao has probably been looking for a good time to get out of competition. I just don't think she can handle the pressure anymore. And with the Olympcs so close she couldn't quit now, she has to compete.
And I'm going to respectfully disagree with you Shar, I don't view smithinjapan as negative. From the posts that I have read, he enjoys good competition and is realistic about it. I am expecting Mao to be on the podium, but against Kim's confidence and skill, she will have to be near-perfect. Who knows, maybe Kanako will be the spoiler.
Posted in: Figure skating star Asada to retire after Sochi Winter Olympics
danakoMar. 18, 2013 - 10:06AM JST
Mao's dress is strange? She's the white swan! I think Miki Ando was the black swan last year.
Kanako's performance was good, too bad she didn't medal. But what a good sport, taking Mao's photo holding the medal she almost won.
Posted in: Kim skates to wins women's title
danakoMar. 18, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
This is disturbing, killed one man and tried to kill 400 others. I hope the info they got was worth it, but I doubt it.
Posted in: Airline bomber set to be released from prison
danakoMar. 17, 2013 - 06:23PM JST
The Queen is back and she will be hard to stop. Good job Mao, you had a strong FS and made the podium.
May. 22, 2013 - 04:56AM JST
Some interesting comment from Prof. Ahn from Fadamor's link.
"I was asked to participate in a…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
Shankun and kiyoshiMukai, hope you both get your stomachs disemboweled. c u nt.,.,.,.,
May. 22, 2013 - 04:55AM JST
Shankun and kiyoshiMukai, hope you both get your stomachs disemboweled. c u nt...
Shankun and kiyoshiMukai, hope you both get your stomachs disemboweled. c u nt..
Shankun and kiyoshiMukai, hope you both get your stomachs disemboweled. c u nt.