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  • 3

    nandakandamanda

    Just too much sadness here. Whether deliberate or negligent, the one responsible should be made to pay heavily.

    Posted in: Around 50 cats, dogs die in fire at Sapporo pet shop

  • 2

    nandakandamanda

    Update. On TV he is being shown doing the Trump, ie backing down on his earlier pronouncement. No, he did not welcome anything, he is now saying.

    Posted in: Mayor of Kyushu town welcomes nuclear waste disposal site talks

  • 6

    nandakandamanda

    Certain JT readers have assured us in plausibly scientic-sounding language that Japanese NPPs are earthquake-proof anyway, so what could be the worry here?

    At Fukushima a massive effort has gone into pointing out that the damage was caused solely by the tsunami, and not by the earthquake.

    Perhaps an active fault is greater than any earthquake, ie a different ballpark.

    At least this time they have phrased the question more sensibly. Not "is it or isn't it active?" but, "Can it be proved that it is not active?" The board agreed, thank goodness.

    Personally I am afraid that knowing Japanese corporate culture there may be a trade-off at a different site later on. Eg, "We let you win last time, so you owe us one this time."

    Posted in: Nuclear regulator says fault below Shika reactor may be active

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Although the article set off to follow the headline, it got lost before bothering to report that several people have actually died of their DVTs there.

    When the blood clot moves up from the legs it is called an edema and can end up in your brain or starving your lungs of oxygen. Ape, ie acute pulmonary edema. As with being waterboarded, your heart hammers away trying to pump more blood for oxygenation, even as your lungs stop doing their job.

    Posted in: 97 evacuees develop economy class syndrome in quake-hit areas

  • 2

    nandakandamanda

    In the last two paragraphs they suddenly and without warning talk about one Osprey only. Is this a separate article grafted on here, I wonder?

    Posted in: U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    The road was blocked ahead on Sunday, When we finally managed to move, there was a line of cars down the middle of the road wanting to turn right into the McD driver-through, which too was jammed solid out onto the sidewalk. I saw the same phenomenon at a different McD branch later in the afternoon. These giant jawbreakers must be appealing to some.

    Posted in: Lotteria to offer massive Burger with Everything on It

  • -2

    nandakandamanda

    I have no economic axe to grind either way. I consider global warming is happening mainly because of the sun's activity, but also with the activity of humans on top of that.

    As Pukey2 says above "The last time CO2 atmospheric levels were as high as they are now (about 400ppm) was 3 million years ago! The ice age and cavemen didn't even exist then."

    So it has happened before, and it may well happen again.

    The human race is a dirty cancer upon the planet, I sometimes think.

    Much more power and research into renewables! Fossil and nuclear fuels only to tide us through until such time as we have reduced our footprint to the break-even point...

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Hmmm... Honda success in the US is maybe why they are so slow to get up to scratch in F1. A bigger market?

    Honda is certainly not doing a good PR job in Europe.

    Posted in: Sato helps get Honda off to solid start in Alabama

  • 1

    nandakandamanda

    Quote Yubaru: At the back of the queue? Who else is in it, and does Obama usually use British English? Interesting that a conference held in English had to be re-translated into English to be posted here, and the words get screwed along the way.........what was said was, "back of the line", not queue.

    Actually, if you watch it, he says "queue".

    Posted in: Obama warns Britain against leaving EU

  • 3

    nandakandamanda

    Cowards.

    Posted in: University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh

  • 1

    nandakandamanda

    At the back of the queue? Who else is in it, and does Obama usually use British English?

    Posted in: Obama warns Britain against leaving EU

  • 2

    nandakandamanda

    Thank you China for providing reaction practice for Japanese pilots.

    Posted in: No. of SDF jet scrambles against Chinese planes double in Jan-March

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    According to this site:

    http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1315781678

    It can cost between 12,500 to 30,000 for a female, and between 6,000 to 13,000 for the surgery. Add on 3,000 for a pregnant female.

    Now, times 62, equals, erm... what's that in dollars?

    Posted in: Cat cafe in Tokyo temporarily shut down for neglect

  • 1

    nandakandamanda

    Quote: "Islamist opposition to all forms of innoculation grew after the CIA organised a fake vaccination drive to help track down Al-Qaeda’s former leader Osama Bin Laden in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad."

    So now it is accepted as true then? If so, the CIA will seriously have to reflect on the ramifications of such strategies for any future planning.

    As for the Taliban? Ignorance must be bliss.

    Posted in: Gunmen kill seven police guarding polio team in Pakistan

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Looks like a good tool to have (and pass) around.

    Twice in the chart and once in the article it says "adsorb", suggesting they were both written by the same person.

    Posted in: Fujitsu develops sensor device that quickly measures gas components in people's breath

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Everything is so slow and clunky here. "Under new rules introduced after Fukushima" well yes, maybe, but not yet taking into account Kumamoto which is much newer. In other words, they have been acting on the results of an older disaster.

    Also it's ironic that when the two newer units at Takahama have been shut down early this year by public protest, the older units now past their sell-by date pop up and get permission to switch on. If we are going to start something up, can we not swap out these old ones and get back to the newer two?

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  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    "Three seriously ill workers"...? Why would three workers be seriously ill at the same time?

    Posted in: Chinese military aircraft makes first public landing on island in disputed sea

  • 1

    nandakandamanda

    You can reuse the water after heating a retort pack in it, Himajin.

    Posted in: Do you have an emergency survival kit for use in the event of an earthquake or some other natural disaster? If so, what is in it?

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Onagawa was close to a miracle as the tsunami lapped the top of the 14.9 meter sea wall and spilled over in places. It has now been built up to 17 m in height.

    Only one scientist had been for building that 14.9 m high wall, against vociferous opposition, and the same scientist insisted on the plant being able to continue to take in cooling water if/when the sea pulled back before any tsunami. Hirai Yanosuke proved right on both accounts. He alone must have been thinking worst-case scenario.

    Since no-one knows what earthquakes will happen and exactly how long these faults are, the Nuclear Regulation Authority will be proved right, or wrong, in the next few weeks.

    Posted in: Regulator declares nuclear reactors safe after quake

  • 1

    nandakandamanda

    Some human beings are ignorant, some think what they do is funny, and some are negligently or consciously criminal. Some even think they have a legitimate agenda.

    Posted in: Plane hits suspected drone on Heathrow landing

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