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nandakandamandaJul. 22, 2014 - 08:08PM JST
A waste of precious lives.
Posted in: Taliban suicide attacker kills four foreigners in Kabul compound
nandakandamandaJul. 22, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
Elbuda Mexicano, quote: "Where is the Muslim outcry for these poor Christians?
Here? Paragraph 15: ..."Many residents of Mosul are afraid to speak and press access is almost impossible, but Sunnis in the city have voiced sympathy for their former Christian neighbors.
“We consider it unfair and against the principles of Islam,” a Mosul resident told AFP by phone.
“Christians have lived in Mosul for more than 1,000 years and most of them were top people: doctors, engineers and artists. Their departure is a huge loss for Mosul.”
Posted in: Jihadists claim Baghdad blasts as Iraq rallies behind Christians
nandakandamandaJul. 22, 2014 - 03:36PM JST
Hunters probably traditionally ate deer, although the general populace was Buddhist and meat was normally forbidden. The skin was certainly used in high class goods such as sets of armor/armour.
Posted in: Deer hunter shot and killed by fellow hunter
nandakandamandaJul. 22, 2014 - 12:04PM JST
Most of these IS, (Infantile Sectarianists) will be killed before they ever reach true maturity and wisdom.
Such a sad state for humanity.
nandakandamandaJul. 22, 2014 - 11:50AM JST
According to the article below he fired a shotgun at 30 meters and hit the other guy square in the abdomen. Must have been some heavy slug. RIP
nandakandamandaJul. 19, 2014 - 12:02AM JST
Yup, serious oops moment for gung-ho idiot who pushed the button.
On a high after the series of Ukrainian planes they have shot down over the past month. Easy mistake, terrible tragedy.
Posted in: Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet
nandakandamandaJul. 17, 2014 - 09:17PM JST
I am not defending anything for a minute. Just watching JT readers above poo-pooing the word, I struggled to explain how some people in Japan genuinely see it. Got two minus points for my effort.
Actually kids use it all the time, but if you get caught they make a big song and dance about it. Just keep your voice down and make sure the class bullying target hears it.
When my daughter went to nursery school here she came back after the first day and said what sounded like "Shinnay!", the very first time she had ever mentioned the word death in our household. That dying, (removing yourself from the gene pool) is one option, a way of improving society, is part of the Japanese mental environment I have no doubt.
Posted in: Tokyo assemblyman quits after tweeting 'Drop dead'
nandakandamandaJul. 17, 2014 - 03:40PM JST
kickboard 車のナンバーを一部記憶していた she remembered part of it.
On today's TV news I think they were saying that police are reviewing footage of people's in-car recordings, at least one of which showed the possible car.
Posted in: Missing girl's mother consulted police about same suspicious car in May
nandakandamandaJul. 17, 2014 - 03:26PM JST
Quote: "in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online"... Huh? "Indecent"?
So the NCA monitors web viewing? What if you are flicking around and suddenly sickening images that you do not want to see appear? Yuck, what is this website? You recoil and exit hastily. Would that already have put you on a paedophile list somewhere?
Do their computers distinguish between 'seeing' and 'watching', I wonder?
Years ago in London I heard rumors/rumours of a large network of highly-placed people being involved in such activity, but in this case the police make it clear that it does not involve "serving or former lawmakers or members of the government". That in itself sounds odd to me.
Posted in: British police arrest 660 suspected pedophiles
nandakandamandaJul. 17, 2014 - 03:01PM JST
As some of the later posters have mentioned, this word is a giant NO-NO, very near top of the list of non-pc words in Japan and carries huge emotional baggage.
Absolutely forbidden throughout the education system, it should never be used by adults in public. The actual meaning is hidden way back in the historical subconscious.
nandakandamandaJul. 17, 2014 - 02:45PM JST
Old Oriental proverb goes "Never stoop to fix your shoes in a watermelon field, and never adjust your hat in a pear orchard." 瓜田に履を納れず Kaden ni kutsu wo irezu, 李下に冠を正さず Rika ni kanmuri wo tadasazu.
Remembrance of this in a crowded bus or train today might help us avoid unwanted accusations.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
nandakandamandaJul. 14, 2014 - 06:25PM JST
Marie, so you think the pound is humane, in the way they gas strays?
I watched a documentary here in Japan which followed caged animals (mostly dogs as I recall) as they were pushed out of their holding cages by solid metal walls, and then pushed scrabbling down a long metal corridor into the gas chamber. All mechanized. The camera was left in there with them, filming their terrified eyes, throughout the whole antiseptic process as the door was locked and the gas turned on...
There is no easy answer, but cruelty certainly does not have to be part of the process. His cruelty rouses something loathsome inside me so that I get flashes of what I would enjoy doing to him, the lowlife. Luckily to be human means, or should mean, making an effort to rise above our base nature among other things, and seeing life with empathy from different perspectives.
Posted in: Man posts live video of him drowning cat in Nagano river
nandakandamandaJul. 14, 2014 - 05:59PM JST
Quote: "At least three were injured in the latest quake but there was no damage done to the crippled nuclear plant, officials said."
No, they would not have said that. They never say that. They always say "There have been no reports of damage so far."
Big difference. Even Tepco would not be so stupid as to commit themselves like that.
See Saturday Mainichi 福島原子力発電所などで地震による異常は報告されていない = nothing out of the ordinary has been reported.
Posted in: Saturday's tremor was aftershock of 2011 quake, say seismologists
nandakandamandaJul. 14, 2014 - 04:57PM JST
An interesting development.
Posted in: Kurds clash with extremists in northern Syria
nandakandamandaJul. 14, 2014 - 04:55PM JST
He could have hit his head on a rock, but with no background information such as "they always jumped from there and it was considered safe" , or "it was the first time anyone had tried the place", it's very difficult for me to comment, except to say "There but for the grace of God, go I."
Posted in: 17-year-old boy drowns in Tochigi river
nandakandamandaJul. 11, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
Lotte is a fabulously wealthy Korean company that made most of their money in Japan.
Posted in: Hotel in Seoul refuses to hold party by Japanese embassy for SDF
nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 11:46PM JST
Star Viking, I am aware of the difference. Tepco say they hope to get this experimental section freezing properly by next spring.
Quote from NHK 10 July 2014:
"Tokyo Electric Power Company is under pressure to make sure that its plan to install "frozen walls" to halt the flow of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant actually works. Officials of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, or NRA, expressed their concern at a meeting on Monday. TEPCO began work in April to create a wall of ice between the basement of the No.2 reactor building and its utility tunnel. The idea was to prevent highly radioactive water in the reactor building from flowing into the tunnel, where the runoff could become mixed with groundwater and end up in the sea. The wall of ice was supposed to be in place in May, but the structure remains incomplete.
TEPCO officials told the NRA that currents in the water in the tunnel are preventing it from freezing, and that they'll have to put off pumping out radioactive water from the tunnel for about 3 months. NRA officials urged the utility to come up with concrete measures by the end of July to complete the ice wall.
NRA officials also expressed concern that similar problems may hamper the freezing of soil around 4 reactor buildings at the plant. The massive underground wall is supposed to prevent groundwater from flowing into the buildings."
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nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 10:44PM JST
Somebody knows something here, but I hope they will feel free to express their suspicions to the police.
Posted in: Body of cat with both eyes gouged out found in Kobe apartment building
nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 10:42PM JST
What is a 'file', I wonder? 114 files = what, 114 people, or 114 allegations?
Posted in: Top British civil servant unable to explain missing child abuse files
nandakandamandaJul. 10, 2014 - 02:49PM JST
The Chicago guy who wrote the Survival Guide was also badly gored in the thigh.
Posted in: Japanese man among 3 hurt in Pamplona bull run
Jul. 23, 2014 - 12:38AM JST
Obama is pushing for immigration overhaul. Boehner is banning Republicans from even mentioning the word "immigration."…
Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border
Jul. 23, 2014 - 12:36AM JST
Healthy economy is useless if the benefit is not shared fairly. And I am not saying…
Posted in: Murdoch tells G20 gov'ts to take a back seat for growth
Jul. 23, 2014 - 12:27AM JST
@Stuart - You are incorrect. I do care for the lives of all innocent victims of…
Posted in: Silent protest held in Tokyo against Gaza bloodshed
Jul. 23, 2014 - 12:20AM JST
Eggs are left out all day in super markets desho?
Really? They have to be in…
Posted in: 300 suffer food poisoning at Nagano sports tournament
Jul. 23, 2014 - 12:18AM JST
I think it is, but only because the terrible leaders of several countries only know how…
Posted in: Do you think the world is more dangerous today than, say, 10 years ago?