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nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 04:05PM JST
Climate 'warming' was the old wording, but it was changed to 'change' to suit the facts better. Extremes of weather, hot, cold, dry, wet, etc.
Climate change is a fact, and always has been. Climate stasis has never existed on this planet. The climate is always changing.
The debate is, or should be to my mind, about what percentage of 'modern' climate change is natural, and what percentage is from human activity; further, about how we can help to redress the human impact end of things on an individual level without becoming guilty, hysterical or paranoid about it.
Posted in: Planet marks hottest September since 1880: U.S.
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 03:35PM JST
No CH3CHO, not contrary at all.
As I stated in my post at 12:04 pm JST on October 16th above, "Distasteful as it is, though, the parent(s) for whatever reason, (money) probably did consent to or even actively encouraged the photography/filming."
There are parents out there who have lost touch with their inner feelings, or for some strong external reason have succeeded in overriding them. (To the detriment of almost everyone involved.)
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 03:26PM JST
She jumped, making it look like she was pushed.
Posted in: METI Minister Yuko Obuchi resigned Monday over a political fund misuse scandal. Did she fall or was she pushed?
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
Background reading shows that fighters and materiel have been moving across the border between Turkey and Syria already, but just not at this particular crossing point. In light of this, Turkey's statement that it was helping Kurdish fighters to cross (no mention of whether Peshmerga, Syrian Kurd, PKK, Iraqi Kurd, etc., ) sounds more like an admission of the status quo than a declaration of intent.
Posted in: Turkey helping Kurdish fighters enter Syria
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
Have I noticed a slight tendency for parents to be revulsed in a way that those who do not have children are not? The question arises, is it possible for those who have never had children of their own to fully empathize with the strength of feeling within a parent's breast? Conversely, is it easier for a non-parent to see children as sex-objects, and less easy for them to draw a line anywhere? How much would such a perceptive gap affect the wider debate?
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
Most people still have faith in the system. Much of it runs on trust. They do not check the notes here, well not in any obvious or thorough way.
I still find it slightly shocking and insulting that store employees check my money in the UK, so sometimes when they give me change I make a point of holding it up and checking it back.
Posted in: Bogus Y10,000 notes passed in Tokyo's Ota Ward
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
As far as I am concerned, the more 'green' the merrier. Bring it on and deal with it.
Posted in: Green power floods Japan grid as premium prices bite
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
Nice little earner!
Talk about lottery winnings and having to pay tax in the article made me wonder if that is so in the USA. I believe lottery ticket winnings in Japan are tax-free, no?
Posted in: Osaka man wipes away millions in owed taxes by deducting losing horse race tickets
nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
Yes, I remember an unusual week of spotless sunshine in Scotland in early to mid September when I caught a nice tan. Lovely. In the old days people might have commented "Indian summer", with pleasure in their voices. Is the recent movement in the earth's core having an effect on the weather, I wonder?
nandakandamandaOct. 19, 2014 - 01:24PM JST
And another health worker who handled Duncan's samples gets onto a friggin cruise ship!?!?!
This quote, however, has to be good news: "Ebola's incubation period is two to 21 days. In the wake of the scare on the seas, Texas Health Presbyterian shared news guidelines it had issued limiting staff's travel. From now on workers will not be permitted to board planes, ships or trains for 21 days after entering a room with an infected patient."
Better very late than never, I guess...
Posted in: Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola
nandakandamandaOct. 19, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
The editors at the Korea Herald seem to have fairly understood all sides to this discussion:
Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network - S Korea’s defamation charge against Sankei reporter
nandakandamandaOct. 19, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
There is a good balanced article in the Korea Herald Editorial section here:
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter
nandakandamandaOct. 19, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
A mutual acquaintance has come forward to say that the the three of them, including the alleged perp and the young woman, shared a meal together in the summer, and that she had since been complaining to those around her of someone stalking her.
Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'
nandakandamandaOct. 18, 2014 - 12:56PM JST
turbostat, some of your translations above at 8:14 am from J to E are seriously misleading. (As I mentioned over in the other article.)
The Google translations are simply not good enough to have a serious argument with, although you do start earlier on with that caveat.
nandakandamandaOct. 18, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
Especially if they were jumping up and down on it. Four stories down, it has been reported.
Posted in: 16 killed in grate collapse at S Korea pop concert
nandakandamandaOct. 18, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
Quote: "nuclear power is stable and relatively cheap compared to other energy source" (sic)
Stable, compared to wind and sunlight maybe, on a stable base with all other things being equal.
Here the government is trotting out the old chestnut, despite everyone else knowing this has been disproved. It may be 'cheap' when looking at imported coal and oil and the exchange rates, but in the long term nuclear power is astronomically expensive.
Posted in: Expert says 2 Sendai reactors in danger from active volcano
nandakandamandaOct. 17, 2014 - 05:26PM JST
In the J news it is being reported that a common acquaintance had previously heard him talking fondly about her, as if he knew her, so he may be lying to the police about how he just wanted to kill someone, anyone.
In this same article it also suggests that when he broke up last year with his last g/f, he hung around like a stalker for some time afterwards.
nandakandamandaOct. 17, 2014 - 12:33PM JST
You bomb my back and I'll bomb yours.
Posted in: Iraq bombings kill at least 26
nandakandamandaOct. 17, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
The nurse who treated Duncan and then boarded a crowded airliner on Monday from Columbus to Dallas with a fever of 99.5 is just as irresponsible. Even more so the CDC whom she allegedly called, for clearing her to fly.
Posted in: Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola fight
nandakandamandaOct. 17, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
Amber Vinson, the second and most recently reported infected healthcare worker, got on a plane in Texas after reporting a temperature of 99.5 degrees.
How could she be so stupid, and how could the authorities have allowed that?
If we continue like this, humanity will surely get what it deserves.
Oct. 22, 2014 - 08:56AM JST
DAMN that's corrupt!! Twisted on so many levels.
What legal firm was this? These guys speak…
Oct. 22, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
@bassfunk: once you see how those fries are made, I think you wont care much anymore.…
Posted in: McDonald's profit slumps, sales fall worldwide
Oct. 22, 2014 - 08:51AM JST
Awesome! I'll buy the whole 200KGs. JAV late nights...
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
You don't need to jail someone to make a point
No, but that doesn't mean that…
Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer
Oct. 22, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
Yahoo auction? He could have made a killing selling vintage porn!