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nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 01:52PM JST
Yes, he does come across as bragging.
Still, as someone so pithily put it, pride comes before a fall.
Posted in: Ex-JSDF commander: Mass murders by disturbed soldier could never happen in Japan
nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 01:43PM JST
No rational person would do this, unless it's a flipflop kind of rationality.
What weapon would you least like to put into the hands of a non-rational or other-rational person?
Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children
nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
Although a shootout was looking more and more likely, the Dutch coach made some substitutions which meant that they couldn't use van Persie or their goalkeeper Krul when the inevitable moment came.
Posted in: Argentina beat Netherlands in penalty shootout to reach World Cup final
nandakandamandaJul. 09, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
Quote: "The Japan Meteorological Agency was forecasting that parts of Shikoku could receive the equivalent of three months of the normal amount of rainfall in just two days as the storm passes, if it remains on its current trajectory."
This has to be potentially good news for Shikoku.
The Same-ura Dam has been dropping fast and water rationing of around 20% was just introduced three days ago. Things were starting to look bad.
Posted in: Weakened typhoon leaves 2 dead as it churns past Okinawa
nandakandamandaJul. 09, 2014 - 12:53AM JST
One single typhoon with 14 meter high waves. (46 feet high)
Now how high are the sea walls 'protecting' nuclear power plants around the Japanese coasts?
Posted in: Japan braces for typhoon Neoguri
nandakandamandaJul. 08, 2014 - 01:42AM JST
Throw the book at them.
Posted in: 6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen
nandakandamandaJul. 08, 2014 - 01:40AM JST
This one has a well-defined eye in the center/centre, usually a sign of power.
Posted in: Japan issues highest alert as typhoon approaches Okinawa
nandakandamandaJul. 08, 2014 - 01:07AM JST
Luck finally swings Lewis Hamilton's way and the race is on once more.
Actually Lewis has won more Grand Prix this season that Nico, (5 wins, 2 seconds, 2 DNF, to Rosberg's 3 wins, 5 seconds & 1 DNF), so the result is no foregone conclusion.
Double points in the end race will have a far greater affect on these two than was envisaged when the idea for the rule was first floated, it may make their neck-and-neck racing so far completely meaningless, and it will not have the effect for which it was designed.
Bottas is turning out to be a fine driver, though, as is Daniel Ricciardo.
Posted in: Hamilton wins British GP as Rosberg pulls up
nandakandamandaJul. 08, 2014 - 12:46AM JST
The biggest typhoon.......... for July.
Japan's weather warning has erred more and more on the side of caution in recent years. Although this has kept the authorities protected against later recriminations whenever something does go wrong, (we warned you!) repeated anti-climaxes have created a boy-crying-wolf syndrome, with many people not paying overly too much attention.
A hard thing to predict, as a typhoon will usually probe for weaknesses in unexpected places. Of course it is better to be safe than sorry, but these things are rarely what the fear will be conjuring up for some, or the excitement seeming to promise for others.
nandakandamandaJul. 04, 2014 - 11:36PM JST
Not the first death by water during exorcism in Kumamoto, and probably not the last either. (Big case a few years back.) Why are these people allowed such a free hand?
Posted in: Woman dies after being forced to drink water during exorcism
nandakandamandaJul. 04, 2014 - 11:33PM JST
French teacher? So what did she teach? English? Whatever it was, the woman's kid obviously didn't like it.
Posted in: Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of students
nandakandamandaJul. 04, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
"IS", LOL. Almost all the countries around there are Islamic states, saving Israel. What makes them any more Islamic?
And this lot are now selling their stolen oil back to Assad, according to this article. How cynical can you get?
Posted in: Jihadist IS seizes key Syrian oil field
nandakandamandaJul. 02, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
Consciously or unconsciously Bozo Haram are giving Islam a bad name.
Posted in: 56 reported dead in Nigeria market blast
nandakandamandaJul. 02, 2014 - 11:10AM JST
It looked like Nishikori wore one black sock yesterday.
Posted in: Knickers in 'weird', 'creepy' twist at Wimbledon
nandakandamandaJul. 02, 2014 - 09:55AM JST
Yeah, I'm getting tired of staying up until 3:00 am with so many unresolved matches still at 0-0.
Posted in: Argentina beat Swiss 1-0 in extra time
nandakandamandaJul. 02, 2014 - 09:51AM JST
One thing is for sure. He has stirred the poison pot and many more people will die.
He reminds me of these mass shooters on killing sprees. Ready to die and take as many with them as possible.
What a waste of precious life on this innocent planet.
Posted in: 'Caliph' incites Muslims worldwide to holy war
nandakandamandaJul. 01, 2014 - 04:54PM JST
Quote AKBfan: "It's not the lack of lightbulbs but the no aircon or fans. It's hot in here!!!"
Are you at work? That sounds bad, especially as it is still going to get a lot hotter. Luckily she allows me to use a fan, but our single aircon is permanently off.
Posted in: Power-saving campaign begins for 3 months
nandakandamandaJul. 01, 2014 - 11:55AM JST
Reckless? In the sense that he allowed himself to fall into a semi coma. Lack of supervision of his own diabetes meant that he should not have been driving right then.
Posted in: 3 sustain injuries in reckless driving incident in Osaka
nandakandamandaJul. 01, 2014 - 11:50AM JST
Nothing new here. The last three years the wife has taken all this to heart and we rarely have more than two or three light bulbs on at the same time, often just one in the whole house. Not much room for further austerities.
When I go back to Europe I am amazed at the luxurious power usage, lights blazing throughout throughout the house and all night in many cases.
nandakandamandaJun. 30, 2014 - 01:37PM JST
Take the ball back another 10 yards.
Put two extra defenders in the net.
Or allow the reserve goalie to join the main goalkeeper and share in the defending and in any resultant recrimination and/or heartbreak.
Posted in: Is a penalty shootout the best way to determine the winner in the knockout stages of tournaments like the World Cup?
Jul. 10, 2014 - 02:13PM JST
Obviously a very disturbed person but, could this be some kind of twisted Yak/jilted lover message…
Posted in: Body of cat with both eyes gouged out found in Kobe apartment building
Jul. 10, 2014 - 02:11PM JST
"Blah blah blah... Give us money and food!"
Oh, okay! Can we have them back?
Posted in: N Korean list of Japanese abductees contains 30 names
Jul. 10, 2014 - 02:10PM JST
Posted in: U.S. Open singles champs to get record $3 million
Jul. 10, 2014 - 02:09PM JST
There will be many tens of hundreds of tons of highly radioactive waste when and if…
Posted in: Building a final disposal facility always faces opposition from local people. If we press ahead with our efforts to persuade residents, we will eventually find a way.
Jul. 10, 2014 - 02:05PM JST
There is the tragedy of Holland team. Since 1974 it has been runner up for many…