presto345's past comments

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    presto345

    Russia said recent international inspections had revealed no evidence of Russian military violations, without giving details.

    Let's have the details, Russia. The more you stress denial of involvement, the more it raises suspicion.

    Posted in: Fighting complicates Ukraine crash site probe; U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

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    Would Australia tolerate say Russian federal police to walk about armed on the streets of Sydney and exercising police authority?

    Streets of Sydney, terrorist held civilian aircraft crash site. Yeah, what's the difference.

    Posted in: Dutch, Australian police scrap mission to MH17 crash site over security concerns

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    Congrats, Hakuho!

    Posted in: Hakuho wins 30th title at Nagoya sumo tournament

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    The crash site is not just being compromised but rather sabotaged. British intelligence has uncovered evidence of a plot of the rebels to sabotage the site by placing aircraft wreckage from other crashes on the sight, removing bodies and re-arranging smaller objects. The theft and looting of passenger possessions, showing total disrespect for the dead is something for the Eastern Ukrainians to consider when those responsible are of the kind going to lead the new republic. The rebels/thugs, who do not have any military honor or code will do anything to cover their tracks. Whether they will be held accountable depends on how tough the EU is willing to get.

    Posted in: Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

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    The city, the prefecture happily grant permits for more concrete, steel, asphalt.

    Posted in: 400-year-old garden in Okayama to be replaced with condominium complex

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    Solar energy. I love it. The roof of my house is covered with Kyocera panels that generate 50%+ of our energy needs. We have a good deal with the utility which buys our surplus, but unfortunately for the power company the surplus coming at midday peak hours can not be stored to meet the peak demands after sun down. And BTW, 30% of the installation cost was covered by a government grant and that was more than 12 years ago. Solar energy is clean, if you forget about the production process of the panels, but it is not 'on demand' energy. A cost effective method to store surplus solar electricity has not been found yet.

    Posted in: Abe says gov't will offer Y2 mil subsidy for fuel-cell cars

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    she was only able to provide four digits from his number plate.

    Which prompted the police to vigorously pursue the lead.

    Posted in: Kidnap suspect said he threatened to kill girl unless she got into his car

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    presto345

    Many people will trade in their high end Lexus, BMW, Mercedes and other imports for the fuel cell models and they will be happy to help the development of the car of the future.

    Posted in: Abe says gov't will offer Y2 mil subsidy for fuel-cell cars

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    presto345

    The anti Reynolds voters are doing their best. Personally I find the punitive damages of the kangaroo court outrageous, obscene, ridiculous, out of place, I don't smoke, by the way.

    Posted in: RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6 bil in damages

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    Putin and promises, yeah, right.

    Posted in: Putin promises to cooperate as blame for MH17 crash piles on Russia

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    Ginza may be OK, but you'd drive one of these toys on a national highway populated with huge truck-trailers only if you're suicidal. These vehicles belong on a dedicated track - only.

    Posted in: Ginza drive

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    presto345

    Put Japan back on the map. Yeah. A central government funded project. Big construction. Use tax money. How about using that money to improve the roads in residential areas. Safety, sidewalks, restrict back road signal avoiding traffic, create speed bumps, make people feel safer walking, cycling in their neighborhoods. Look at, study, copy, residential area safety design in Europe. Make motorists stop at pedestrian crossings. Progress is never dumb, but building proper roads, not the unpaved ones covered with a flimsy layer of asphalt redone once in a while should be a priority. An even faster train between major cities is not. The technology is interesting and important, but the order is different. First create an environment where people feel safe to move, walk, be in their THEIR neighborhood. Use collected taxes to do that, not to realize more mammoth projects.

    Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to to build maglev line, despite environmental concerns

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    Come on Merkel, are you more interested in staying in power, have you forgotten how W-Germany absorbed the economic hardships of the re-unification like it rebuilt the country from the WW2 ruins? Aren't you prepared to make sacrifices to stop a nation terrorizing Europe? It's been suggested here before, a weak response to Putin creates a situation where he thinks he gets a free hand in everything he does. Like arming dangerous terrorists who like himself lack any respect for human lives. Like getting the power to control the EU by energy exports. Stupid of the EU of course to make itself reliant on a notoriously untrustworthy trade partner.

    Posted in: Ukraine, rebels argue over Malaysia Airlines wreckage site

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    Just remember how the Toyota hybrids were ridiculed by leading automakers word wide.

    Posted in: After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

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    presto345

    The crash site is being compromised. A site where innocent civilians found death due to an act of clear terrorism, stupid mistake or not. The site is being looted and disturbed. International teams are barred from carrying out an investigation, but locals stroll around freely and are looking for souvenirs. Barred by half witted, drunk idiots who are reveling in their misplaced corrupt power given to them with guns against those unarmed by Russia. Bodies are left to rot, desecrated. Are the bulldozers going to move in after all valuables have been removed "to prevent the outbreak of disease?" If the EU are serious about an ultimatum to Putin, the only man who can force the terrorists to open the site and whose unwillingness to step in may cost him dearly, they should really make a stand and decide now terrorism on their borders has to stop, but realize the economy can not be a trump card at this time.

    Posted in: Ukraine, rebels argue over Malaysia Airlines wreckage site

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    Finally some good news today. Got goose flesh when I read this.

    Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested

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    presto345

    Rapprochement with the current Russian administration is totally unrealistic. Simply said: Moscow (Putin) can not be trusted. Abe may be unpopular in certain circles, but Putin is a straight faced liar who polished his skills during his KGB years. Japan has no choice but to support US policies.

    Posted in: Japan wary as U.S., Europe up sanctions on Russia

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    presto345

    Congratulations, Sanrio. The Chinese are not the only ones good at copying.

    The female rabbit “Miffy” was originally created in Holland. It has been requested that Sanrio stop the production of their character “Cathy”, which is a copy of Miffy and infringes on their copyright. On the 2nd an Amsterdam court already ordered 3 European countries to immediately stop manufacturing the “Cathy” character. Japan has decided on this as a temporary measure.

    And like the Chinese Sanrio was not about to abandon their profitable copy cat-rabbit scheme. Disgusting.

    Posted in: Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40

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    President Vladimir Putin’s said Kiev bore full responsibility for the crash

    Admitting guilt but shifting responsibility. Now that was clever. He thinks. The world knows by now what this man is up to.

    Posted in: Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet

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    presto345

    The woman was desperate, maybe she was sick. She knew no way out, did not want to leave the children in as situation I can not imagine. So infinitely sad, I had to cry. Stop taking the kids with you, the words are meaningless to those in pain, unimaginable pain. All I can ask is 'why did no one see this coming, why couldn't this have been prevented?

    I ask myself and I have asked myself if I could not have done something to stop at least 3 people from killing themselves over the past decades, people I knew well. It haunts you for the rest of your life because I imagine the pain they were in and the pain and suffering of the ones left behind.

    Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in apparent murder-suicide leap from cliff

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