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praackApr. 11, 2016 - 06:25PM JST
in the war at that time there was limited knowledge as to what the bomb would do - or if it would go off.
there will not be an apology- but there should always be a respectful push to severely limit or stop all Nuclear Arms based on the history that Hiroshima and Nagasaki has presented to the world.
a push for an apology will not bring that dialogue, it will only open more dialogue regarding Japan's pacific war history
Posted in: Kerry, G7 foreign ministers visit A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima
praackFeb. 01, 2016 - 10:37AM JST
this will be a disgruntled ship worker- as there are no other recent reports of fires this does not seem to be a fire bug issue. but rather one of someone who spent a lot of patient time creating a space that in the new design will be removed.
the other two fires will be re-investigated - however electrical and the cloth fire are common with construction. whether a professional or amateur fire starter the method remains pretty much the same. with the one off individual - well it is what ever is on hand when the temper is hot.
praackJan. 25, 2016 - 11:31PM JST
theory's and accusations aside this is a tragedy and one that is just beginning for the family. not just the nuclear family but the extended family, grandparents, uncles and aunts.
i am just filled with sadness
Posted in: Baby drowns in bathtub while mother apparently drunk
praackJan. 11, 2016 - 08:17PM JST
easy peasy, does not matter if there is potential reward at the end- call me a boy scout- i did not earn the money - turn it in
Posted in: If you found a bag with a large sum of money in it, say 10 million yen, in some isolated spot, and there was nothing to indicate who the owner was, what would you do with it?
praackJan. 11, 2016 - 08:01PM JST
Ziggy, the man who fell from earth
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praackJan. 07, 2016 - 11:06AM JST
comment as much as you want but now Japan must research the cases and decide if there is truth, if the soldier had already been punished then the case should be closed - as it would have been for the US, France, Germany, Britain etc.
if the case is true but no punishment occurred then compensation should occur, this has nothing to do with war but abrogating what is decent among men.
Society today will not take / and should not take a stance of not caring or it was their fault, or they were the enemy for rape in the war zone. even knowing the instinctual need when faced with death should not give a man the right to give in to that instinct.
Posted in: Filipino women raped by Japanese WWII troops demand compensation
praackDec. 27, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
the game continues ,
it is a coast guard ship - being larger than the others it is armed better- Japan- trying to stay diplomatic is saying it cannot describe them clearly spoke in oblique tones regarding the arms it carried - hoping china will get the message.
but china will not, the next ship will be navy, if Japan does not take a stand- china will land troops and set up a base
Posted in: Armed Chinese ship seen near disputed isles
praackDec. 21, 2015 - 12:19PM JST
i am so mixed on this issue, I always looked on in sorrow that Japan holds so closely to a constitution dictated by MacArthur. Yet , watching a change from seeing the self defense force building snowmen to being an active partner with the USA is not what is wished either.
Japan since the Pacific War has kept a peaceful way, which is why the country is like it is, all that has a potential of being wiped away.
Posted in: 1991 Gulf War trauma began Japan's retreat from pacifism
praackDec. 10, 2015 - 09:00AM JST
Commanteer deserves accolades for the rational thought. the current bomb and drone program is full of "acceptable losses" where whole families are destroyed because of one man.
the thought process in WW2 was to bomb the populace to force the government to capitulate, people would make up excuses but in reality the thought was you would foment a rebellion.
but people just hunker down and pray for the bombing to end
it is a good program this one, bringing the vets over to meet the people affected in Japan but also to show that Japan does recognize the errors of the Kempeitai and the military government.
it is time
Posted in: U.S. veterans who firebombed Japan in WWII meet survivor
praackDec. 04, 2015 - 08:52PM JST
Nakanoguy is spot on with the assessment here- we must be coming up to funding time again. Woods Hole has always been in big with the US government and the 3 letter agencies so they need that extra money.
to publish information that states- yeah we can notice there is something- but we can also notice 1950 testing but nothing is even close to harmful - but we need to keep monitoring....
KaChing - please pay us to monitor.,...
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praackDec. 04, 2015 - 11:12AM JST
wow - compassion and understanding is so lost in this generation. so let's see.... 71, born in what 44? being gay did not become an in thing until the last decade and a half (trust me it was not acceptable in the 80's)
now we are to shame and decimate anyone who does not tread the current " path to enlightenment"
look at his age, that is a lot of past history to un-learn
praackDec. 03, 2015 - 07:57PM JST
this is beyond a gun law ( of which there are many on the books already that are not being enforced BTW).
to own a firearm does not mean you immediately dress up in tactical clothing, make bombs and kill people
prior to blaming the NRA for something it did not do, nor blaming "lack of gun laws" which if you researched you would find there are many - (but always conveniently dropped by prosecution during trial)
why do we not focus on the true subject- who were these people and what were they objectives- the President tends to minimize what's happens- Fort Hood is called an Employee Shooting - though the shooter yelled Alluha Akbar while shooting people.
and he states we will die of global warming and does not mention gun control to France...
Posted in: California shooting rampage leaves 14 dead; 2 suspects killed in gun battle with police
praackNov. 30, 2015 - 10:41AM JST
actually Japan still approves 99% of drugs after they are already on the market elsewhere. i work in R&D sometimes with the Japan team.
though i can only speak toward trial work - not the full process - i can say the work is done diligently and with care.
Posted in: Shorter 'drug lag' in Japan leads to faster OK for medicines available in other countries
praackNov. 30, 2015 - 03:20AM JST
25 years in Japan: currently Israel is dealing with 46,000 some african refugees, on top of being the place to go if you are Jewish and need a new place to live.
this Israeli refugee issue is because Egypt is pointing them in Israels direction because Israel will do something Egypt will not- follow the UN Refugee convention.
so don;'t ask Israel to take on more - especially while in a state of war
Posted in: Japan's tiny refugee community urges Tokyo to open doors wider
praackNov. 26, 2015 - 05:51PM JST
it i strange how there is a push for a small island nation to become a haven for refugees. perhaps the real idea should be to build a new island on a reef and resettle them there .....
i think China has that island building program going on right now- they should be able to help.
though it would be better if countries surrounding the one in question would actually do something- the current syrian issue is a perfect example. middle eastern countries taking refugees- zero, the rest of world ?
Posted in: Japan should accept more refugees, fix asylum system: UNHCR
praackNov. 25, 2015 - 08:57AM JST
turkey became very interesting several years back when the religious party won the elections: now turkey is a Muslim state and is doing all it can to erase the secular past - all the way back to the first world war.
the US supports them in nato because of the bases, but in reality- no - you cannot rely on turkey nor really trust them.
Posted in: Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, ignored repeated warnings
praackNov. 10, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
the UN is like any government - intrusive.
so you must expect the UN to try to get a country to change to meet whatever is the current thought of a group of people (the General Assembly) that, well, only , sort of helps people.
praackNov. 09, 2015 - 11:56AM JST
that's what all us guys will say - the view of the women's side of the bath is always better!
but usually we get smacked immediately!
praackNov. 08, 2015 - 02:06AM JST
the monmouth poll is correct in that mainstream america is not in tune to what the TPP is about- since the TPP is not discussed in mainstream media.
here i see updates on a regular basis in other regional press there are discussions pro's and con's as well
in the US - silence from the press
so if the press- the supposed spokesperson for the common man- is silent- then the people remain ignorant.
this did not make the CNN , MSNBC or Fox websites as a headline story, in fact i could not find any mention of the treaty at all.
shame but an uninformed public means that the bill will pass without any type of look or even knowledge it was negotiated by the people
Posted in: Sparks fly as U.S. fight over TPP deal begins
praackNov. 07, 2015 - 12:41PM JST
i never saw a government in this world that did not have "wasteful" spending
the bigger the government - or for that matter bureaucracy whether government or business - the more money it spends; even if the known end result is not going to be what was wanted.
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