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nandakandamandaSep. 02, 2015 - 06:22PM JST
Having struggled with this article to find out exactly where and how he stood to observe it, and to clarify how he managed this double entendre of 'staring down', it seems that he trekked up to the foot of the retreating glacier and stared UP at it.
Surely the image was good enough on its own without over-clever word-play. Never let the facts get in the way of fancy journalism though.
Posted in: Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier to sound alarm on climate chang
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
Neither of them had any money so they would not realistically be able to get to Kyoto by train or bus. Unless they were trying to hitch hike.
Japanese media is reporting a woman who says she was repeatedly stalked by this guy from September last year and although she reported it to the police each time, they do not seem to have followed it up. She says perhaps the whole thing could have been prevented if they had. Apparently there were also various complaints of attempted child abductions etc., in the vicinity of his apartment block.
Posted in: Suspect says another man in his van killed 13-year-old girl
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
Stating that attacks in this particular area are uncommon may be the conventional thing to say, but it does not help the situation one iota.
Posted in: Several Australian beaches closed after latest shark attack
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
If anyone wants to understand the thinking, feeling and motivations of PLA soldiers like the ladies above, watch "Wolf Warrior" 2015. A mixture of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, but falls flat somewhere in between. Seriously do not watch for pleasure. Put up a concrete boundary marker with the word 中国 on it, and the territory up to there will be defended with pride.
Posted in: Dress rehearsal
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 04:33PM JST
As WA4TKG said above, Bullpups. Run a search for PLA weapons. QBZ Type 95.
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 04:19PM JST
Wow, how could that have happened?
I have a standing invitation to this event. A couple of years ago JT had a great shot here of the muzzle flash of one of these tanks firing a projectile.
Posted in: 2 spectators injured while watching SDF live fire drill
nandakandamandaAug. 19, 2015 - 01:40PM JST
If your doctor certifies you as able to drive on condition you are taking your medication, then it is still legal.
They changed the law to come down more heavily on drivers who cause an accident through failure to self-medicate.
Posted in: 1 dead, 4 injured after car plows into store in Tokyo
nandakandamandaAug. 19, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
To me he looks somehow like the Boston bomber, from the same ethnic area?
Posted in: Backpacker in yellow shirt is focus of Bangkok bombing probe
nandakandamandaAug. 18, 2015 - 10:58PM JST
The danger was always nearby calderas.
An interesting article here:
Posted in: Kyushu Electric says no special precautions needed over volcano
nandakandamandaAug. 18, 2015 - 10:41PM JST
The last line of the article seems to give us a hint. "Local media also reported Tuesday that the pair had been having some trouble with some classmates. "
These two had been close for some time, and both sets of parents knew each other.
Perhaps the girl rejected some squit's unwanted advances and the boy had stood by her.
I am guessing as someone suggested above, that these "classmates" had a group of older mostly high school acquaintances including at least one leader with a driving license. Not the first time, and it surely won't be the last.
Posted in: Body identified as 13-year-old girl; male classmate missing
nandakandamandaAug. 18, 2015 - 09:41PM JST
He has been prescribed daily epilepsy drugs once a month for twenty years.
nandakandamandaAug. 18, 2015 - 12:44AM JST
kchoze: Even if there was an eruption that did affect the plant, it would be the least of our worries. Any problem with the nuclear plant would be obscured by the more than 1 million dead of the Kagoshima region.
After the big one? One million dead around Kagoshima, yes, and a radiation plume covering Japan.
nandakandamandaAug. 17, 2015 - 11:15PM JST
Apparenty he just sat in the car after the crash and made no attempt to help the people he hit. Then he kept screaming "Nani ga warui n da!?"
Hard to translate but it means something along these lines: "How can you say I've done something wrong?" or "I've done absolutely nothing wrong!" or "What have I done wrong? Tell me, WHAT???" or "What the hell do you mean by bad?"
nandakandamandaAug. 15, 2015 - 11:17PM JST
This poor excuse for a religious leader needs a "snip snip" with some pruning shears.
Posted in: Islamic State leader raped American hostage, U.S. finds
nandakandamandaAug. 15, 2015 - 11:15PM JST
If you attack me or my family with deadly intent I will defend by any means necessary. Still only a strike back against an attack. I will try to discourage you, and if that fails maybe incapacitate you, before I would feel the need to actually kill you. At this stage it is not yet war, however.
War is something all-out, that needs to be officially declared, when the mutual killing begins. It becomes unstoppable for a while until some factor changes the chain reaction.
During the unstoppable phase people say "War is hell. How did we ever get into this? How on earth can we get out of it?"
Now is the time not to get into it. Now.
The problem is when another force, through ignorance or through misguided will, does not understand this reality and thinks a 'limited' attack will be good,and will not escalate anything. Be careful not to initiate the ghastly dance of death.
Posted in: Are there any circumstances that justify war?
nandakandamandaAug. 15, 2015 - 08:26PM JST
Posted in: Device measures fat combustion level by using exhaled breath
nandakandamandaAug. 15, 2015 - 08:20PM JST
Great timing, with Sakurajima threatening to blow!
Posted in: Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster
nandakandamandaAug. 15, 2015 - 08:15PM JST
Rabbit dogs? Rabid dogs?
Posted in: N Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns U.S.
nandakandamandaAug. 14, 2015 - 02:56PM JST
jonobugs " so may people pull over illegally to read a text they just got."
Surely it is not illegal to pull over to read a text? Do you mean they pull over suddenly and without warning?
Posted in: Woman rescued after being stuck beneath car for 3 days in Hokkaido
nandakandamandaAug. 14, 2015 - 02:44PM JST
And yet, according to this web page, shark attacks in Japan are still virtually non-existent.
Posted in: Shark sightings continue at beaches
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:52PM JST
Loud, noisy and obnoxious. There goes your neighborhood.
Posted in: Chinese tourists flock to Japan as military parade is held
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:48PM JST
I agree with landings. they really drain you, not so much takeoff but this time is…
Posted in: At LCCs, which are focused on short-distance flights, pilots go through many takeoffs and landings. Takeoffs and landings involve many nerve-wracking operations, so this additional stress on top of the accumulated flight hours is a concern.
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:47PM JST
Statistics confirm: nuclear is safer and ecologically friendly.
Death/TWh: Solar 0.44 , Wind 0.15, Hydro 0.10,…
Posted in: Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart
Signed up... The selection isn't great but it isn't TERRIBLE. I assume it will get better…
Posted in: Netflix starts Japan service
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:46PM JST
It fits in with Japanese culture and their love of ghost stories right up.
Posted in: Japan starts getting ready for Halloween…in August?!?