nandakandamanda's past comments

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    nandakandamanda

    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.

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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?

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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?

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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?

    Posted in: Planet marks hottest September since 1880: U.S.

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    nandakandamanda

    And another health worker who handled Duncan's samples gets onto a friggin cruise ship!?!?!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798259/ebola-scare-high-seas-cruise-ship-carrying-health-worker-handled-samples-patient-died-deadly-virus-returning-texas.html

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    The editors at the Korea Herald seem to have fairly understood all sides to this discussion:

    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141010000639

    Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network - S Korea’s defamation charge against Sankei reporter

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    nandakandamanda

    There is a good balanced article in the Korea Herald Editorial section here:

    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141010000639

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    nandakandamanda

    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'

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    nandakandamanda

    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.

    Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network - S Korea’s defamation charge against Sankei reporter

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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.

    Cheap?!?!?

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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.

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/fnn?a=20141017-00000904-fnn-soci

    Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'

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    nandakandamanda

    You bomb my back and I'll bomb yours.

    Posted in: Iraq bombings kill at least 26

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    nandakandamanda

    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

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    nandakandamanda

    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.

    Posted in: Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

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