techall's past comments

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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

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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

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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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    @Okinawamiike and Strangerlkand:

    Well, unfortunately for guys like you, many airlines are now installing seats that do not recline in economy so if you want to lean back, YOU pay for business class.

    Posted in: Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat argument

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    Yeah, lets just make a bug that kills off all of humanity.

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    it"S ME: Most of the antibiotic resistant bacteria (superbugs) are in hospitals.

    In case of an emergency, Japan may respond to individual requests before any further decision by WHO, he said

    That sounds kinda willy-nilly to me.

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    The virus that is not affected by the drug will reproduce immune viruses. How will it get out of the isolation ward? What Isolation ward? We're talking about Africa here, how is the virus spreading now?

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    I reiterate: If the treatment does not work, it can produce a more virile strain.

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    A Canaadian company is also offering an experimental vaccine but health experts warn that using untested drugs can be dangerous and counterproductive. If the treatment does not work, it can produce a more virile strain.

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    Prosecutors said that Watanabe, a former fishery company executive, bore a grudge against Shimomi, blaming him for the loss of hundreds of millions of yen in investments, TBS reported.

    Must not have been a very good asset manager!

    Posted in: Suspect pleads not guilty to killing Swiss-based Japanese asset manager, wife

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    Japan (and especially Hokkaido) is NOT Singapore. The Singapore casinos are in resort areas, good weather year round, other activities right at hand, beaches, shopping etc. Singapore is not a good model to assess the merits of casinos in Japan with the exception of maybe Okinawa.

    Posted in: Hokkaido governor inspects Singapore casinos

  • 0

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    The fence and sign was adequate

    Five kids got over the fence and one of them died. Obviously it was not adequate. Maybe hire one of those old-guy security guards who work for less than minimum wage to keep kids out......safer and a job for someone who needs it.

    Posted in: 6-year-old boy drowns in pond in Chiba

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    Apart from stopping them from entering the UK in the first place, of course.

    They don't usually wear signs around their necks

    Posted in: IS could come to streets of Britain, warns Cameron

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    techall

    should be "Kurdish forces assisted by USAF

    Actually, most of the strike aircraft are from carriers...............so it would be USN, not USAF.

    Posted in: Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

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    but that's nothing compared to the thug-like gang that is the US police force

    There is no such thing as "the US police force". Police forces are all local. The US federal law inforcement agencies are the FBI, the U.S. Marshal's Service as well as some specific crime related services like the INS and ATF.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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