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nandakandamandaApr. 23, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
Just for clarity, I said 'poor bear' because the bear is dead. The man has scratch marks on his face and hands.
Now, which is it?
Posted in: Hunters kill bear after it attacks man in Niigata
nandakandamandaApr. 22, 2014 - 06:18PM JST
Yup, agreed with the above posters and the demands of the Sherpas for hospital bills for the wounded and family compensation for the dead. Both seem very reasonable. Go Sherpas!
Posted in: Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat
nandakandamandaApr. 22, 2014 - 06:08PM JST
Of the two types of Japanese bear the Ezo-hi-guma of Hokkaido is considered more dangerous than the Tsuki-no wa guma of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.
The 'white-chested bear' in the article is probably the latter, the Asiatic Black Bear, sometimes called the Moon Bear.
nandakandamandaApr. 22, 2014 - 05:03PM JST
Sabrage, the cat's name is Jiji.
Posted in: Visit Kiki’s Bakery at a unique fairytale village in Japan
nandakandamandaApr. 22, 2014 - 04:52PM JST
Four sightings of a bear in the woods in the last three days, and a 64-year-old man goes there at 6:15 am to take its food. Asking for trouble. This happens so many times a year. The height of stupidity, is how I see it.
In this case, poor bear!
nandakandamandaApr. 22, 2014 - 01:13PM JST
The history, culture, architecture, literature, language, customs, thinking and subconscious reactions of the majority reflect thousands of years of Christianity, for better or for worse. In that sense it is true.
Posted in: Cameron criticized for saying Britain is Christian country
nandakandamandaApr. 22, 2014 - 01:07PM JST
Notice any other countries absent from this list? (See below)
Quote: "Seven ships from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and Brunei had arrived in Qingdao on Sunday and would join Chinese ships in an exercise that would include maritime rescue operations, Xinhua said."
For example: No Sri Lanka, Koreas, USA, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
Posted in: Chinese admiral to snub Japan at regional meeting
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 08:00PM JST
Quote from the Korea Herald today: According to an eye witness, the ship’s first mate, identified by the surname Kang, was given the order to evacuate by the captain, Lee Joon-seok. This is the first piece of evidence to support Lee’s claim that he ordered an evacuation before leaving the vessel.
“The captain gave the order to abandon ship to the first mate as the ship was going down. The first mate had the duty to lead the passenger evacuation,” Oh Yong-seok, one of Sewol’s helmsmen, was quoted as saying by the Herald Business. /end Quote.
Posted in: S Korean president says ferry captain's action 'tantamount to murder'
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
Maybe the captain made a series of mistakes, but I do believe that what he said is basically true. He did make them all put on life jackets and warm clothes. He did not want them abandoning ship into freezing water and rip tides unless and until he could be assured by those on the other end of the wireless that help was on the way and nearby. He felt that anyone jumping in would be in immediate danger of hypothermia and being swept away. This is why he asked three times for assurances. He may not have believed that the ship would really sink. (We have not yet heard from where the water actually entered, by the way. A mere list should not have allowed water in.) He does feel genuinely ashamed and haunted by what happened.
The ship then listed so badly that no-one could keep their footing or get to the life-rafts to release them. At this point he abandoned ship, and people lost lives, and this is where he is at fault, like the Captain of the Costa Concordia.
Thoughts for the future. Perhaps ship decking should have ribs on it to help people in listing situations, and more thought should be given to placement of and remote ways of releasing life-rafts on such ships.
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 05:42PM JST
Quote: "Look surprisingly good"
To me that burger above looks surprisingly uncooked.
Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 12:53PM JST
Quote: Another experiment seeks to determine why an astronaut’s immune system weakens in microgravity.
What are the possibilities/probabilities, I wonder?
Posted in: SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 12:48PM JST
Me too. If the carbon footprint can be somewhat erased by nuclear and renewables, then why not both?
The more renewables the better, though.
Turn on some of the safer NPPs, but not all of them. Nuclear really does need to be kept on a short leash, a necessary but hopefully temporary evil for Japan.
Posted in: Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 11:35AM JST
Quote from above article: "Last week, TEPCO said it had directed 203 tons of highly radioactive water to the wrong building, flooding its basement."
I saw a photo of the the two switch boxes, side by side.
One was a set for the air-conditioning. The other, right next to it and indistinguishable save for a number, started four pumps last Friday that sent those 200 tons of highly radioactive water into the basement of an unrelated building nearby. Anyone see a design flaw, an accident waiting to happen?
Posted in: Manager at Fukushima plant admits radioactive water leaks embarrassing
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 11:28AM JST
Cool photography, but this article raises more questions than it addresses.
Just what for example is France going to do with all that radioactive material when those 58 nuclear power stations reach their extended life of '60 or even 80' years?
Bill Gates talks about a perfect ideal: “If you could make nuclear really, really safe, and deal with the economics, deal with waste, then it becomes the nirvana you want: a cheaper solution with very little CO2 emissions,” Gates told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview last month.
If you could... yeah, right. This little chestnut gets put on the back burner every time. No-one has been able to solve it since nuclear first appeared on the scene.
Cheap now, pay later.
It seems that the world will be reaching nuclear crunch time within the life of my children.
Posted in: Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
It sounds as if there are 100 contributing factors for this terrible tragedy, but no one factor on its own would have been enough to cause it.
The Swiss Cheese model of accident causation at work again?
Posted in: Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
nandakandamandaApr. 21, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
Rosberg is still ahead in the championship.
Alonso seems to be good at wringing every last drop out of the car. Their Ferrari engine is closer in design to the Mercedes than the Renault.
Another great race for Daniel Ricciardo, putting the boot into poor Vettel.
Hoping that Kimi Raikkonen gets more comfortable with his car very soon!
Posted in: Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP
nandakandamandaApr. 19, 2014 - 08:15PM JST
Look at the Earp Family album there too. A nice package, and a romantic purchase, even if the gun is not the actual one.
Still that's quite a pile of money!
Posted in: Wyatt Earp's gun sells for $225,000 at auction
nandakandamandaApr. 19, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
Pretty good stuff from Hamilton.
Ricciardo looks seriously promising, though, as the teams edge forward, cutting at Mercedes's lead. (Vettel must be having kittens with such a dedicated team-mate.)
Posted in: Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
nandakandamandaApr. 19, 2014 - 05:25PM JST
Honda will have the advantage of developing an engine/motor unit system like the Mercedes one, or even better, whereas the other teams are already locked into theirs by the regulations for the rest of this year's motor racing season.
Posted in: Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015
nandakandamandaApr. 19, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
Triumvere, thanks for the nice link; brings back memories. LOL
Posted in: Colorado deaths raise worries about pot edibles
Think Outside The Box
Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:43AM JST
If you are in the military, GET OUT or KILL YOURSELF.
Posted in: U.S. soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq
Busy scheduled planned
Article by "AFP/Japan Today." Gee, I wonder which one of those entities is…
Posted in: Busy scheduled planned for Obama's only full day in Japan
Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:42AM JST
Posted in: Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line
Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:40AM JST
A U.S. President visits Japan for the 1st Time in 20 years and poor KariHaruka is…
Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:39AM JST
Stop bashing Mr. Bieber, it's just a shrine visit. Let him enjoy. Stupid Chinese and Koreans.
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine