techall's past comments

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    techall

    OK, imbed trackers on them and let them go. Use them as tagrets for smart bombs when they get into a group of ISIS fighters.

    Posted in: Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

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    Also Friday, the under-fire minister said he had disciplined staff at his political office who billed an 18,230 yen visit to an S&M bar in September 2010 as a political expense. The venue in Hiroshima allows male patrons to whip tied-up female employees. “I have reprimanded my people and ordered them to pay back the cost” of the visit, he said, adding that new office spending rules were being drafted.

    So...wait a minute. They were reprimanded for charging the money to political expenses and the punishment was to pay it back and the new rules are being drafted about political spending. Tying up and whipping women is Okay.

    Posted in: Minister hit by bar scandal also under fire for owning TEPCO shares

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    As many have stated, various flu strains can be as deadly and more easily transmitted than Ebola (remember the Spanish flu of 1914?). Also, many of the old infectous deseases are making a comeback and are much more anti-bacterial resistent than their predecessors, tubercluosis for one. And let's not forget the anti-bacterial resistant staff infections that are bred in the very hospitals that treat us for common illnesses.

    Posted in: Aid agency Oxfam says Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation." Do you agree?

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    Because they have no idea how good they actually have it,

    You don't know her situation at all. Depression is a mental illness and as FightingViking says, how about showing a little compassion.

    Posted in: Woman found dead in car; 11-year-old son also found with stab wounds

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    Nearly 4,000 people took part Sunday in a mass evacuation drill

    In the three prefectures, 470,000 people would be forced to evacuate

    Mochizuki said the Mt Fuji exercise had been planned for three years.

    So, after three years of planning they got a whopping "nearly" one percent to take part in this "mass" evacuation.

    Posted in: 4,000 take part in Mt Fuji eruption drill

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    Years ago I would have said an emphatic NO and the thought of Japan possessing nukes still does not sit well with me, however, with a wishy-washy president in the U.S. (not only the present occupant of the White House, but the possibility of others) who are reluctant to defend America's traditional allies, I don't see much of an alternative.

    Posted in: Should Japan have its own nuclear weapons as a deterrent against security threats or should it rely on the U.S. nuclear umbrella?

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    Well, this is really a triple edged sword for Obama. The Average hourly earnings, adjusted for inflation are down, Inflation-adjusted median household income has fallen and the number of people in poverty as a percent of the total population has risen over President Obama’s tenure. Add to that, more people have been added to the food stamp rolls than number of jobs created.

    Not excatly sterling numbers and not really much to "tout" about

    http://www.finance.senate.gov/newsroom/ranking/release/?id=c4385061-40a6-4b4b-974a-945c7a6fc8f9

    Posted in: As midterm elections loom, Obama touts economic gains

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    a jihadist “network of death”

    Wow! From JV team to "network of death" in a few short months......must have a hell of a coach!

    Posted in: Obama rallies world to fight Islamic State threat; French hostage executed

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    Probably took them that long to file the paperwork.

    Or, this girl and her family were trying to get money out of a driver who was alone on the bus with her. She says, he says.

    Posted in: Bus driver arrested for attempting to kiss female passenger

  • 0

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    the third such incident to occur in the area since last month.

    It takes three incidents before the cops start looking for someone???

    Posted in: 17-year-old girl sprayed with paint thinner while walking home

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    Aoyama☆St. Hacha Mecha High School (St. Crazy Wild High School,

    What's the Japanese youth jargon for "Frack Off"?

    Since when did a date and "become romantically involved" become synonymous. Even if there was sex involved, there's plenty of sex without romance going around.

    Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans

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    *Is something brewing underneath our feet *

    Yes there is, it's called plate tectonics and it's been going on for at least 300 million years and was much more drastic millions of years ago (see the Himalaya mountains).

    Getting more and more frequent lately

    No. getting reported more frequently lately.

    Posted in: M7.1 earthquake strikes off Guam

  • -2

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    Wow!! A lot for sports stories in other news media and Japan picks pro wrestling and baldness as the top story.!!!

    Posted in: Wrestler feared he would go bald after hot water attack

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    @Dustin Etheridge:

    More pertinent is the fact that Turkey has had (and still has) a decades long war with the Kurds over Kurdish claims to parts of Turkey for Kurdistan. It stand to reason that they don't want to help anyone arming their enemy.

    Posted in: Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State; Turkey opts out

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    Another 2 Japanese falsely convicted then

    No. Another 2 scumbags that the police could not get enough evidence to convict.

    Posted in: Yakuza boss arrested over 1998 murder

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    Hiroki Okabe, the vice chairman of ALS Japan, said there had been some complaints about the “nominate three other friends” rule of the bucket challenge. Many worried that the effect is not unlike “chain mail,” and may possibly lead to bullying among children, he said, according to TBS. Others accused celebrities of taking part just for publicity.

    Leave it to the Japanese to put a negative spin on a golbal charity effort. Of course celebrities use it for publicity, they also donate a TON of money. George Bush, Danica Patrick, Taylor Swift all have generated millions (in Dollars) by accepting the challange and posting on Youtube,

    Posted in: Ice Bucket Challenge in Japan raises Y27 mil and a few complaints

  • -1

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    After 15 innings start with a runner on second, if no one scores by the 18th start with one on third.

    Posted in: High school baseball championship sets record for longest game: 50 innings and four days

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    2.35 million, out of a population of 150 million. I have not been in Japan for one of these in many years, I always seem to be on assignment somewhere else but if I remember right, this is a bunch of old men, pensioners, running around in day-glo vests telling everyone else what to do. Of course when a real desaster hits, these are the first one to die. School kids in World War 2 relic quilted hoods? I always kept a survival kit around, bottled water, flashlight, first aid kit, blankets, dried food, etc. It's best to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family and not depend on someone else.

    Posted in: 2.35 million take part in nationwide disaster drill

  • -1

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    **It is not softball, the pitching mechanics are the same as hardball and the ball weighs basically the same it just has a reduced injury factor with regard to being hit by a pitch or struck by a line drive. This is a quote from a Johns Hopkins paper on the subject:

    *"The growth plate is a specialized part of the bone located near the joint which is where growing of the bones occurs (Figure I). This area is not as strong as the bone, ligaments or tendons. As a result, when the shoulder or elbow feels the stress of a baseball pitch, the growth plate is affected by this stress more than the other structures. This is only a problem if the stress occurs too frequently and if the stress is large. Players who pitch are at risk the most for these problems because they throw hard and often. This is one of the reasons that the number of innings (and hopefully the number of pitches) allowed by a player are limited by league rules." *

    So, yes, requiring a young arm to throw that many pitches is a form of abuse and can lead to permanent damage.

    Posted in: High school baseball championship sets record for longest game: 50 innings and four days

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    It's not vengence, it's not a deterrent, it's friggin' punishment for taking someones else's life. The vengence and deterrent part are collateral.

    Posted in: Gangster, arson-murderer hanged

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