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praackSep. 03, 2015 - 05:15PM JST
the world of intellectual property is big money- so though the Belgium has no real claim it'
s enough in today's world of social media to ruin one's career and even potentially get a settlement just to get the "the thing to go away"
unlike other searchable IP content - this is not an area that can be easily found - so i am unsure if any copyright search would have discovered the 2011 logo unless they go to the theatre in Liege
Posted in: Olympic logo designer says he endured unbearable harassment
praackAug. 26, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
lol, i find it so amazing that no one in this class of people can keep their email accounts separate when everyone else can
big business is studious in this regard- but politicians ( oh it is too confusing, computers were just invented... oh i am sooo confused)
as for why you should care- she is a US Ambassador, privy to state secrets , and able to set the level of secrets - so if she wants to send secrets via personal email she will just decide it is Sensitive - and viola! the Launch codes go forth in plain English!
Posted in: U.S. Ambassador Kennedy used private email for business: report
praackAug. 21, 2015 - 12:27PM JST
Parents everywhere are having the same issue, children at that age are tech savvy and usually have a ready excuse to explain why they are not where they stated they would be.
the phone- which is given to protect the child- actually gives the child a better way to hide where they will be.
and like all teens the sense of Invincibility is high- they never believe anything will harm them, stories in the news are just that stories.
such a shame
Posted in: Police believe murdered girl, missing boy were taken near train station
praackAug. 19, 2015 - 07:42PM JST
Frungy is correct, there is so much misinformation regarding epilepsy that people with the disease do not report it , do not discuss it and do not tell anyone.
people even restrict relationships - do you want pass on a disease to children?
but if you have stayed on medication for that long frequently you are told to retake a sleep eeg and then you are offered the choice- come of the medication or remain on it.
99.9% remain on the medication for life with a negative sleep eeg- scared that one missed dose would do them in
this was probably just him falling asleep- still a bad act, just as criminal as anyone falling asleep at the wheel instead of taking time and resting- but probably not the result of epilepsy
but now i can see the push - sounds like special markings on the license, perhaps revocation of all licenses - the feeding frenzy has started
Posted in: Ikebukuro fatal accident puts spotlight back on epileptic drivers
praackAug. 16, 2015 - 12:05AM JST
hmm, the US states we never have war criminals- war criminals are tried by an international court - and we do not allow US military to be tried by the Hague
so we can try in our military courts, but you'll never get branded a "war criminal"
Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse on WW2 anniversary
praackAug. 15, 2015 - 11:57PM JST
i hate to spring it on you , but constant baiting of a pacifist society regarding a military past that they do not relate to, that only they have the "honor" of experiencing the horror of nuclear war.
may actually bring the change that i hear voiced in these pages
right now Japan wants to continue it's pacifist course, but how much baiting can a person and country take?
at this point 70 years on it looks like a bunch of bullies with sticks poking at a child on the ground
Posted in: Mixed world reaction to Abe's WWII statement
praackAug. 15, 2015 - 10:37AM JST
the sins of the father- a ever present meme circulating around the world, in Japan it is hitting a generation where some people do not have relatives who lived in the era alive.
in the US a wide swath of the population have been thrown in with others when their parents were not in the country when slavery was around, who never lived in a jim crow state and never lived a life of privilege
when the people have passed- the guilt is gone, all you have is the memory. we should be concentrating on keeping the memory alive that war is wrong, nuclear weapons are wrong and keep close to our heart the memories of the innocents on both sides that died
Posted in: China says Japan should have made 'sincere' WWII apology
praackAug. 13, 2015 - 11:55PM JST
Ferguson was a different case, a majority of black owned business, a pretty thriving community, a diverse political base with black leadership.
Ferguson was sparked in part by MORE (( the new version of ACORN), irresponsible political comments by government leadership and a continued decision that the police are simply bad.
in the year since the original shooting, riots, looting and burning the local economy still has not fully recovered, the outside rabble rousers are still there. Ferguson also managed to find a good police chief- instead of falling for a political appointment
yet we just had another round of massive demonstrations with shootings- again with help from MORE - so when does it stop? the Police Officer was not at fault, though his life is ruined, his family is in hiding and i doubt he will work again
the US is more segregated in tone now but not by choice of law, by choice of the people. our parents wanted integration- the current generation talks of Segregation and Cultural Integrity. not understanding that if you have a country of immigrants that you have to allow interrelationship exchange or as a country you will breakdown into the tribal and religious based fights that occur in the middle east and Africa
we should be above that , above the thought that someones religion, race, sex anything makes one superior- we are all human
Posted in: What U.S. hasn't learned about race relations: From Watts in '65 to Ferguson in '15
praackAug. 11, 2015 - 11:36AM JST
hmm - if we need to be correct with the way we treat communication and advertising with minorities, LGBT, religion and such- why not just go the extra mile and look what the auto translator pushed out on the anniversary of one of the only two A bombs of human beings.
easy to stop a mistaken message from ever getting out
if you get upset over "victim" mentality - well having a relative being a-bombed might give you that right- just saying.
as always- war might bring the end to a current aggression- but does not bring peace- only breaking down barriers, fostering understanding between peoples brings peace
think about that
Posted in: Disney apologizes for tweet on Nagasaki bombing anniversary
praackAug. 09, 2015 - 09:56PM JST
smithinJapan, please do not put the western view onto this act . everything about the case was a tragedy, and a s zones2aurf said, the he paid the ultimate price.
Posted in: Man whose electrified fence killed two men commits suicide
praackAug. 09, 2015 - 09:45PM JST
what has always surprised me is why we never learned from the bombings of these two cities; lip service is paid stating " No Nukes" by various politicians, while they always work to keep nuclear weapons.
yet in classrooms very little of the bombings are presented, only that they were "necessary" to end the war. no real mention of the human cost, of the need never to use them again
no mention of how today's bombs and missiles are so vastly deadlier
they should find a way to contaminate the production process so that nuclear grade can no longer be made.
Posted in: Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing
praackAug. 08, 2015 - 09:14AM JST
i find it a shame that 70 years after the US still does not send a high ranker to the ceremony.
and i wonder what will happen to Ms Gottemoeller for making such a statement, as it may be misinterpreted.
Posted in: U.S. diplomat: Hiroshima A-bombing should never be repeated
praackAug. 07, 2015 - 02:45PM JST
this :"deal" is being made just to embed a presidential legacy and to ensure mr oboma lives up to a previously given peace prize.
but it is neither a strong, or wise deal, there is no real oversight, and, Iran will have the bomb in 10 years instead of 5.
Korea is the next one on the checklist- Cuba, Iran - Korea is next- i can really see how everyone will be real happy when President Obama pulls a Nuclear Agreement with no oversight out of thin air.
Posted in: Obama warns rejecting Iran deal would spell war
praackAug. 07, 2015 - 11:28AM JST
Kallikattu Sivarama Parthasarathy praised the research done by the US allies after dropping the bombs, stating that only this research allowed for the setting of standards and understanding in healthcare and industry when dealing with radiation.
There has been a lot of similar arguments to use the German Camp Medical tests on Cold Water Drowning and high and low atitude testing. in fact there are lots of old Nazi testing on live humans that equal what the allies did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Observe, take notes and photos- but render no aid
I am sorry - the argument is not a good one, the country was in ruins and blockaded, it would have fell in a few months. the bombs were not necessary- not for Japan- maybe to stop Russia from Europe but nor for Japan
Posted in: By The Numbers: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima
praackAug. 04, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
The United States at the time wanted Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be test beds, they sent medical teams in afterwards to observe and take pictures - then blocked release of the information for years afterwards.
it was to them the ultimate experiment- drop the bomb on real people observe the result. - and by then no-one thought of the Japanese as real people- the Propaganda tools had taken the humanity away.
Yamashi is telling the truth, the plan was to continue dropping as soon as the new bombs came over from the states. it is though LeMay was disappointed that Japan surrendered.
what history does not say is that the ports were already blockaded- the country was cut off. travel to or from Japan was only by the whim of the allies in the end. they could have rode it out for a few months.
Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it
praackAug. 03, 2015 - 09:57AM JST
i wonder how many on this page have experienced war, the comments i read here make it appear none have.
you may volunteer for service , but in that war there were still many conscripts, and these were teenagers in Japan- under the normal age of service.
i gather if the tide was turned you would let the your country be overrun, not having done anything from the messages i read here.
desperate times, desperate measures
Posted in: Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots
praackJul. 29, 2015 - 07:30AM JST
ahh,, according to the PRC the Nationalist party does not exist- so all the work they did - naturally was performed by the PRC during the Great March
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo
praackJul. 26, 2015 - 11:52AM JST
been waiting for this- the return of the Male Bra. yes that was a real invention- it was made to reduce the maleness in offices. make all men get in touch with their female sides.
maybe all men should just take a colored sheet, cut two eye holes and start wearing that, should not cause too much concern then
Posted in: Male nipples become tools of 'sexual harassment' during summer, complain Japanese women
praackJul. 25, 2015 - 04:03PM JST
shame- i thought this was going to be an insightful article on the Japanese people and their thoughts of Article 9, it;s legacy and why the change is taking place. Instead it is another op-ed on Abe.
guess that's why a westerner wrote the article
Posted in: Japan's pacifism fades, but most Japanese aren't happy about it
praackJul. 22, 2015 - 09:45AM JST
oh freakin god you can never trust greenpeace - they will always monkey the data
if you are left with greenpeace and the government and you are so deadset against the government then do not trust either- greenpeace is the road to ruin. it never has your life in your life in mind- you are always a pawn in it 's game.
so many people did their best with decontamination, there are few options- except for oil and coal. - get your minds around that- wind, wave, thermal, sun - none of those will ever power an industrial county fully or even in a large degree.
so if you are willing to go back to life in the early 1900's in regards to electric use- then you can go green. but that means no electric, no phone, no ac , no refrigerator
Posted in: Nuclear refugees face dilemma over returning home
Sep. 04, 2015 - 07:23PM JST
Are we all possibly missing the point here? Migrants, refugees, call them what you like but…
Posted in: EU ministers to meet on migrants as drowned boy's father speaks
Sep. 04, 2015 - 07:21PM JST
It seems strange to me that in a country where there are (more and more?) "parasite…
Posted in: LDP studies lowering legal age for drinking, smoking to 18
Sep. 04, 2015 - 07:20PM JST
Do people really think a pig in a revolting, stinking battery farm has a better existence…
Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start
Sep. 04, 2015 - 07:19PM JST
Listening to my Hamhurg radio station, lets say 16 is a resonsible age, but only having…
Sep. 04, 2015 - 07:12PM JST
But “now 70 years have passed since the end of the war, and we hope that…
Posted in: Japan urges China not to focus on 'unfortunate history'