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nandakandamandaJul. 01, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
The police are treating this as a crime, so maybe it should get moved to the crime section?
Posted in: Man dead after setting himself on fire in bullet train; woman passenger also dies
nandakandamandaJul. 01, 2015 - 03:15AM JST
ISIL/S seems to be the one group of all those arrayed against Assad that he has not actively attacked.
Mr Erdogan next-door is Sunni, the population of Turkey is 73% Sunni, all schools are forced to conduct Sunni religious teaching, and Turkey has a close relationship with Saudi Arabia, so I can understand why he might want to keep in the good books of ISIL (ISIS). He also dislikes Assad, but perhaps when he sees the Kurds not attacking Assad, he feels that they may help cement Assad's northern border alongside Turkey, creating their own state too, and thus they may have suddenly become his No.1 concern, grit in his eye.
Posted in: Turkey holds security meeting; speculation on Syria action
nandakandamandaJun. 30, 2015 - 09:16PM JST
BB, this is the first time I have ever heard anyone praising the use of barrel bombs. Are you Syrian?
nandakandamandaJun. 30, 2015 - 06:24PM JST
Abura in the dictionary means petroleum products, but in general spoken use means petrol/gasoline/diesel. ( Oil, or engine oil is generally called 'Oiru', as in oiru kokan, or change of oil.)
Listening to the passengers on TV they said it smelt like gasoline or kerosene.
Until the police are sure what exactly was in the tank they will use the neutral word abura, meaning liquid fuel of some kind.
nandakandamandaJun. 29, 2015 - 10:52PM JST
Thank you all for your reasoned replies.
A cranked dynamo might be heavy, agreed, but I have a very small cranked flashlight/torch which seems to be mostly plastic inside, extremely light in the hand, and which stores the charge.
No, I was not suggesting that he should pedal all the time, but that he should have the option of a few hours a day, good for him, and a useful back-up feed into the batteries for when the gauge approaches 'zero'. Is not something better than nothing? In Formula E when you reach zero you have to jump out and change cars.
Posted in: Solar Impulse takes off on delayed Pacific flight
nandakandamandaJun. 29, 2015 - 02:21PM JST
Actually that makes sense, zichi. There seem to be multiple hotels involved, too. One guy? Perhaps someone will get the confused timeline sorted out in due course.
Posted in: Tunisia launches nationwide manhunt for attack accomplices
nandakandamandaJun. 29, 2015 - 11:49AM JST
Quote: "Morris says Mitchell is speaking — and speaking well — while recovering at home."
David Crosby says she is not speaking yet, but I guess her "conservator" knows best?
Posted in: Joni Mitchell rep says she had aneurysm, but recovering well
nandakandamandaJun. 29, 2015 - 11:42AM JST
re: LostinNagoya, and kitzrow, although not professional per se, there is a J girls' (well, ladies') league.
Congratulations on the win, absolutely.
The next match against England should be interesting to watch, but the heat factor at least could play into Nadeshiko's hands again. This kind of sweaty weather is typical in Japan and built into the genes.
Posted in: Japan beats Australia 1-0 to advance to semifinal against England at Women's World Cup
nandakandamandaJun. 29, 2015 - 11:18AM JST
Immature racist nutter with a blessing from IS.
nandakandamandaJun. 29, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
Why is the pilot not allowed to pedal and generate extra, possibly vital, energy? Surely it would be better than just yoga for health? In the interests of trying to prove that the plane can fly on solar power alone, they are willing to lose the craft? Or is there some other reason?
nandakandamandaJun. 27, 2015 - 06:04PM JST
Lady Luck struck on the final ball, for Germany, when it bounced off Nadine Angerer's knee.
Posted in: Germany, U.S. set up semifinal clash at Women's World Cup
nandakandamandaJun. 27, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
Land here in the rainy season and what do you expect? Wishing them a break anyway.
Posted in: Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year: pilot
nandakandamandaJun. 25, 2015 - 11:42PM JST
So as long as the US is attacking IS, then Assad must be happy. He won't waste his soldiers and Russian and Irani weapons on fighting IS.
Posted in: Kurdish militia want Syrian rebels to lead attack on Islamic State HQ
nandakandamandaJun. 25, 2015 - 07:45PM JST
How else are Pacific island nations expected to react to China's territorial and maritime belligerency? She is constantly introducing new systems and equipment to muscle her way around. This is reality.
Just sit back, do nothing, and rely on old defensive equipment?
Posted in: Mitsubishi eyes technological leap, and exports, with armoured vehicle
nandakandamandaJun. 23, 2015 - 05:56AM JST
Pop one in there, Nico! Well done. Oh, and come on, Honda/McLaren!!!
Posted in: Rosberg wins Austrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton
nandakandamandaJun. 23, 2015 - 05:51AM JST
'The Taliban are not Muslims.' LOL
Praying for the general population of all races and faiths in Afghanistan, not just the warlike ethnic-cleansing Pashtun Taliban.
Posted in: Taliban advance on key northern Afghan city
nandakandamandaJun. 08, 2015 - 09:14PM JST
Why would she use easyJet, and why Luton Airport of all places?
Posted in: British model Kate Moss escorted off flight for being 'disruptive'
nandakandamandaJun. 08, 2015 - 04:28PM JST
Took the words right out of my mouth. Pristine, breathtaking wilderness up there.
If it's not safe to build NPPs there, where is safe?
Posted in: M5.9 strikes off Aomori
nandakandamandaJun. 06, 2015 - 11:15AM JST
Grim for everyone concerned.
Posted in: Suicide bombs rip through Nigerian marketplace killing 29
nandakandamandaJun. 05, 2015 - 12:45AM JST
Posted in: At least 73 dead in Ghana after explosion at gas station
Jul. 02, 2015 - 06:47PM JST
I'm not so sure. She may need to spend some time in jail because this is…
Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest
Jul. 02, 2015 - 06:46PM JST
Great job, ladies! The championship match should be exciting.
Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal
Jul. 02, 2015 - 06:45PM JST
He's a racist ! Let's call him for what he is... He still think that Onama…
Posted in: Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA; Macy's dumps Trump
Jul. 02, 2015 - 06:44PM JST
I'm sure you know who Mr Kishi was. I just thought I'd add an…
Posted in: Abe's ratings slip amid doubts over his security policy
Jul. 02, 2015 - 06:43PM JST
Nervously watching as a waiter or waitress holds a big, hot bowl of soup or ramen…
Posted in: What behavior by waiters in restaurants annoys you the most?