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shinhiyataFeb. 27, 2014 - 04:56PM JST
NB - That is what makes JAXA so vastly different from the PLA 'space' program and the PKA ballistic missile program. Transparency. Scientists, politicians, media, and investors from all over the world can all participate in the creation, launch, and utilization of Japan's space vehicles. Now try getting into one of China's space facilities or the DPRK's missile factories. Despite what they might say in the press, both the PLA and KPA know exactly what goes on at Tanegashima. They probably have spy scientists working there and have invested money in the projects.
Posted in: Japan set to launch hi-tech global rainfall satellite
shinhiyataFeb. 27, 2014 - 03:45PM JST
The weather is very cloudy here in Tohoku right now, so I doubt I will get see it from here, but we can watch the launch live on the internet. There is more information about the streaming video live launch here - http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html
Posted in: Rocket news
shinhiyataFeb. 27, 2014 - 03:43PM JST
The weather is very cloudy here in Tohoku right now, so I doubt I will get see it from here, but we can watch the launch live on the internet. There is more information about the streaming video live launch here -
shinhiyataFeb. 26, 2014 - 03:20PM JST
The Kim clique has a final trump card up their sleeve. Most intelligence agencies have been aware for some time that DPRK bio-weapons laboratories have been working hard for years to reanimate apocalypse diseases like the Spanish influenza, vaccine resistant smallpox, antibiotic resistant bubonic plague, and several others. For just such a contingency, they could threaten to release them and precipitate an end of the world scenario if the regime was threatened. Holding the whole world hostage and extorting all of humanity would be easy for criminals like Kim and his cronies. Why should they care if their own country's population vanished in the process? They seem to be working to that end anyway. China will do everything in its power to prevent any threat to the Kim mafia. China has known for years exactly what these doomsday laboratories have been up to. Why would China provoke an infantile megalomaniac with the capability to kill 400 million of its citizens? The UN will never be able to bring the Kim junta to justice.
Posted in: Dogs ripped kids to pieces in N Korean camp: ex-guard
shinhiyataFeb. 26, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
DO - All religion is fundamentalism. Belief in stone age fables and witchcraft or some sort of emancipation from earthly suffering based on a divine force with no basis in objective reality is fundamentalism. Thank god I'm an atheist. Perhaps someday our species will rise out of its moral infancy and cast off its delusional supernaturalism. Abandonment of the semitic faerie tales would be a good start.
Posted in: 43 killed in Nigeria in Boko Haram school attack
shinhiyataFeb. 20, 2014 - 02:54PM JST
Sendai & Morioka get my vote. The girls here in Tohoku are gorgeous. What else matters?
Posted in: Singapore, Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka voted top Asian cities for expats
shinhiyataFeb. 19, 2014 - 03:00PM JST
Very unfortunate. Considering that this happened in a frigid environment, it is disappointing that the doctors were unable to reattach the severed limb. The damage done by the machine must have been too severe. And it is also too bad that a high school student so close to graduation was working menial labor at 2 in the morning on a school night.
Posted in: Youth has hand amputated at wrist after getting it caught in snow plow
shinhiyataFeb. 19, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
The Kim clique has a final trump card up their sleeve. Most intelligence agencies have been aware for some time that DPRK bio-weapons laboratories have been working hard for years to reanimate apocalypse diseases like the Spanish influenza, vaccine resistant smallpox, antibiotic resistant bubonic plague, and several others. For just such a contingency, they could threaten to release them and precipitate an end of the world scenario if the regime was threatened. Holding the whole world hostage and extorting all of humanity would be easy for criminals like Kim and his cronies. Why should they care if their own country's population vanished in the process? They seem to be working to that end anyway. China will do everything in its power to prevent any threat to the Kim mafia. China knows exactly what these doomsday laboratories have been up to for quite some time. Why would China provoke an infantile megalomaniac with the capability to kill 400 million of its citizens?
Posted in: North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next?
shinhiyataFeb. 17, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
Surely he can afford to buy one if he wants one. I want one more than he does. Please send me one, too. I don't want to pay. I like free things.
Posted in: AKB48 contest DVD to be sent to Yankees pitcher Tanaka
shinhiyataFeb. 16, 2014 - 09:08PM JST
An obvious case of incipient megalomania.
Posted in: Osaka city assembly refuses to accept Hashimoto's resignation
shinhiyataFeb. 12, 2014 - 02:22PM JST
Did the unfixed agenda of the talk's 'major' issues include the continued production and stockpiling of what is already the world's largest arsenal of chemical and biological warfare agents? Or perhaps they made small talk about the DPRK's purported attempts to reanimate the smallpox and Spanish influenza viruses to hold the entire planet hostage for extortion? Maybe some light dinner conversation about the enlargement of several of the slave labor prison camps where pogroms against entire families are carried out? Some casual chit chat about the world's largest methamphetamine trafficking ring or counterfeit currency mint? Why mention the nuclear issue at all? Seems like there are plenty of elephants in the room deserving of an 'open attitude'.
Posted in: North, South Korea hold rare high-level talks
shinhiyataFeb. 10, 2014 - 08:05PM JST
Posted in: Baseball star Tanaka charters Dreamliner for flight to New York
shinhiyataFeb. 07, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
Russia and Japan should give the islands, Hokkaido, and Sakhalin back to the Ainu. And Japan, China, and Taiwan should turn over all the islands from Formosa to Okinawa back to the Polynesian Ryukyu people. And America should give back Hawaii to the Hawaiians. I know it is a pipe dream fantasy, but it would be a nice thing to do. Indigenous peoples deserve better in this modern age from the superpower overlords.
Posted in: Russia rejects China's offer to help with Japan dispute
shinhiyataFeb. 06, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
Miss Asada is an amazing athelete. And she's sooooo cute. But her choice of outfits and music throughout her career has left a lot to be desired. I hope she can find a more flattering wardrobe for this event and a passionate, exciting soundtrack to perform to.
Posted in: Asada all set for figure skating showdown with Kim Yu-Na
shinhiyataJan. 30, 2014 - 05:29PM JST
TK666 - I bought a Japanese painting the other day, too. It said Made in China on the back. I suppose you've never listened to RR CEO Mueller-Oetvoes give a speech. He's about as English as your Hanoverian Kings George were. And what about the Vauxhall cars built at the GM Opel factory in Spain? Or the soon to open Tata owned Land Rover factory in China? The only true blue-blooded English luxury car maker left is Bristol and they have always used either BMW or Chrysler engines.
Posted in: Rolls-Royce confident of another strong year
shinhiyataJan. 29, 2014 - 05:26PM JST
I saw the Crue open for Ozzy in 84 back when they were still legit. Saw them a few years later in 88 with Whitesnake and they had lost it by then. Alice is pushing 70 and he will blow them off the stage. After all these years, Mick Mars is the only member left with any credibility and integrity. They should have called it quits when Corabi left.
Posted in: Motley Crue to retire, plan 72 goodbye concerts
shinhiyataJan. 27, 2014 - 04:25PM JST
Cyndi Lauper accepting for Black Sabbath ??? The Grammys lost most of their credibility years ago, but now it has become a farce. Led Zeppelin hasn't exited as a creative entity since 1980 yet they won for a live recording of a one-off show from 7 years prior ? I love Led Zepp passionately but this was a mistake. The Grammys are right up there with the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame as far as legitimacy nowadays.
Posted in: At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with 4
shinhiyataJan. 27, 2014 - 01:18PM JST
I stand by my statement. DB - AM is actually Aston Martin Lagonda - Lagonda being a company started by an American. JL - I suppose you have never heard of a Springfield Rolls. Even TVR is owned by a Russian these days. I would have counted Morgan, but the cars they make are not on par with Bristol
shinhiyataJan. 27, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
Rolls are made in England but owned by BMW so why is it called a British car company? Are the Toyotas manufactured in America not made by a Japanese company? The only truly British luxury car manufacturer remaining is Bristol.
shinhiyataJan. 26, 2014 - 10:46PM JST
Since he didn't participate because of an injury, will Harumafuji now be asked (forced) to retire? Some of the bouts looked like they were thrown. Was the gangster card at play again in this tournament?
Posted in: Hakuho wins 28th championship
Mar. 09, 2014 - 05:47AM JST
looks a little bland when you compare it to the 306M Shard we have in London
Posted in: Japan's tallest building opens in Osaka
Mar. 09, 2014 - 05:30AM JST
Russia has thousands "ICBM Boomerangs" hopefully they will not use them.
Posted in: Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates
Mar. 09, 2014 - 05:20AM JST
I wonder if JapanToday in on the payola too...
Posted in: Judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung devices
Mar. 09, 2014 - 05:01AM JST
Fox and AP are saying the flight was lost on radar was less than a hour…
Posted in: Malaysia, Vietnam search for airliner carrying 239
Mar. 09, 2014 - 04:45AM JST
If you live in a country in or near turmoil due to dictatorships or whatever the…
Posted in: Abe promises Japanese support for U.S. in Ukraine crisis