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gelendestrasseJul. 24, 2014 - 01:29AM JST
It's pretty obvious that the rebels, and therefor their taskmaster, Putin, are trying to sanitize the evidence so that they can escape blame. You can think of whatever pejoratives you want to describe them but I'll just say scum.
Posted in: Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say
gelendestrasseJul. 24, 2014 - 01:25AM JST
They tore down Nihonbashi for the '64 Olympics and are planning to take out the Okuna for the upcoming Olympics, as well as paving over part of the park outside the Meiji shrine. There seems to be no sense of the value of historic places. The government should have taken over the park a long time ago and run it as a public park rather than a "business".
Posted in: 400-year-old garden in Okayama to be replaced with condominium complex
gelendestrasseJul. 23, 2014 - 01:55AM JST
If there was a Ukrainian jet flying not far from the air liner I'm willing to bet that the rebels took a pot shot with a Russian supplied missile and missed the primary target. The fighter would have had countermeasures to defend against a missile that caused the missile to go astray as well. That's why they're busy hacking up the front of the plane and carting it away. A forensic analysis of the metal would pin down the direction of impact and the type of explosive. There might even be identifiable parts of the missile. But not after the rebels get done sanitizing the area.
Sounds like nobody should be flying over Ukraine right now. At least not the eastern bit.
Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire
gelendestrasseJul. 23, 2014 - 01:43AM JST
That's both tragic and ironic. Still, I wonder how many people, per day, drown in Japan? I expect it's usually under reported on JT.
Posted in: 6 dead, 3 missing in water-related accidents on Marine Day
gelendestrasseJul. 18, 2014 - 01:24AM JST
From the news reports there's no doubt in my mind that Putin is stirring the pot while trying to appear to be pure as the new snow. So the sanctions are reasonable. The whole situation is the fault of the Russians and, until they get their bloody hands out of Ukraine they deserve sanctions.
Posted in: Russia says new sanctions over Ukraine unacceptable; threatens retaliation
gelendestrasseJul. 18, 2014 - 01:19AM JST
I hope the girl turns up safe. Not much else to say except gruesome things to be meted out to the perp....
Posted in: Missing girl's mother consulted police about same suspicious car in May
gelendestrasseJul. 15, 2014 - 09:18PM JST
If we're talking about the six on the mini subs then OK, but the IJA did a lot of awful things. Of course that was two generations ago and present day Japan is nothing like that any more. On the other hand, China is becoming more and more like 1930s Japan. They should learn from history.
As far as Abbot goes, he hasn't topped Bush W yet. But he's a politician, give him time....
Posted in: China blasts Australian PM over comments during Abe's visit
gelendestrasseJun. 04, 2014 - 01:23AM JST
Hard to believe it was 25 years ago. Flew out of Narita with a college professor from Beijing. She didn't say much, just curled up in a ball and cried.
I think the Chinese government has become even more restrictive since then. IF the Chinese people ever got a free election this corrupt lot and their families would all be in jail.
Posted in: Security tight on eve of Tiananmen anniversary
gelendestrasseMay. 31, 2014 - 02:02AM JST
Hindi or Muslim the attitudes in either country are backwards. No wonder India has stagnated while China grew, and Pakistan has become a living hell....barbarians indeed.
Posted in: Husband of bludgeoned Pakistani woman strangled first wife
gelendestrasseMay. 31, 2014 - 01:59AM JST
I guess there is no safety for women in India. Pathetic.
The father and son should share in the penalty for their crimes in the same way they share the guilt.
Posted in: Indian rape victim's mother beaten by accused's father
gelendestrasseMay. 31, 2014 - 01:54AM JST
If her experiments were done properly then others should be able to reproduce the results. Since that's not able to be done it calls into question the methodology. Once it was found out that the data was not accurate the scientific community would decide the whole thing was a house of cards and question the credibility of the researcher(s). She might still stand by the "fundamentals" but now she has to prove them again, and have the results duplicated independently. Everybody is going to be skeptical until that happens. And finding the grant money to do the work under those conditions is going to be difficult.
In other words, unless she finds a white knight her career is, basically, over.
Posted in: Obokata to retract one stem cell paper
gelendestrasseMay. 31, 2014 - 01:48AM JST
SK is correct that everybody has to maintain a single message to NK. Unfortunately SK decided to pitch a fit about history and, essentially, cut themselves out of the loop.
That said, Japan has to be careful to not allow the kidnap victims to provide a wedge for NK to drive between potential allies. In other words, don't make the same mistake SK did.
Posted in: S Korea wary over Japan sanctions deal with N Korea
gelendestrasseMay. 31, 2014 - 01:44AM JST
Yeah, Koike-san is pretty sharp. In the US she'd give Hillary a run for the money for first female president.
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gelendestrasseMay. 30, 2014 - 01:48AM JST
Does Kerry really think Snowdon is going to come to the US? Maybe Kerry should man up and start investigating abuses of power in the government that he's a part of.
Posted in: Kerry tells Snowden to 'man up' and come home to stand trial
gelendestrasseMay. 30, 2014 - 01:43AM JST
What a backwards bunch of people. Poor woman. Sounds like her family ought to be up for murder charges. It would also seem that Urdu is becoming a language of shame.
Posted in: Pakistan PM orders immediate action over 'honor killing' of pregnant woman
gelendestrasseMay. 30, 2014 - 01:40AM JST
Wait, didn't Abe say this wouldn't happen? "I could tell the politician was lying, his lips were moving."....
What is there to review? It's history, everybody knows what happened, and nobody is going to forget it no matter how much the right wingers obfuscate.
What a total waste of time. Why get the Korean's upset for no good reason? Abe's foreign policy is being run by Ronald McDonald....
Posted in: Japan starts review of wartime sex slave apology
gelendestrasseMay. 30, 2014 - 01:34AM JST
Whoa, it did sink. The photo didn't point that out. That's really bad news.
Posted in: Oil tanker sinks off Japan after huge explosion; captain missing
gelendestrasseMay. 30, 2014 - 01:32AM JST
This is Japan. The nail that stands up gets pounded down.
I'm not against nuclear power but it has to be as safe as possible. After Fukushima it would seem that neither the government or the utilities are good at that.....and they don't seem to be willing to change either.
gelendestrasseMay. 30, 2014 - 01:29AM JST
Looks like a spark in the cargo tank. I'm guessing they won't find the captain, poor guy. Hopefully it won't sink but will burn itself out quickly.
Posted in: Tanker trouble
gelendestrasseMay. 29, 2014 - 01:37AM JST
Where will this end? The Chinese government is becoming more restrictive and aggressive by the day.
Posted in: China cracks down on instant messaging services
Jul. 24, 2014 - 07:39PM JST
Of course it was a slip. The two following films are also Michael Moore's.
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Jul. 24, 2014 - 07:28PM JST
Disgusting state of affairs.
Posted in: Bullying suspected in Aomori high school girl's death
Jul. 24, 2014 - 07:22PM JST
A rope would have been more effective.
Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona
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Jul. 24, 2014 - 07:16PM JST
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Jul. 24, 2014 - 07:14PM JST
Whilst this story is saddening to say the least, to make blanket assumptions about the teachers…