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    There is a contracting term called "anticipatory default" specifically for situations like this. It allows the contractor to terminate (and collect damages) when it becomes aparant that the client does not have the funds to make payments. It would be unreasonable to keep fabricating and accruing costs for customized equipment if there is no chance of getting compensation.

    Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal

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    Some good posts here but I have a few comments:

    1. Shade doesn't always help. If the ambient temperature and relative humitity are high you can still suffer heat stroke.

    2. As the story states, many of these people are elderly. Unfortunately the meager income for pentioneers in Japan discourages the use of AC. Some people just can't afford the electric bills.

    3. Heat stroke has precursor symptoms. If you feel dizzy or ill, get someplace air conditioned, if you can't find a hotel lobby or other "public" indoor area that has AC, get into a coffee shop and drop a couple hunderd yen for an iced coffee. Or, just ask if you can sit there for a few minutes until you feel better, maybe with some water. I doubt if they are going to throw you out.

    4. Good-Samaritanism (It's a real word), if you see someone in distress, ask if they need some sort of assistance. Help them get inside wait until they feel better or need EMS.

    Posted in: Heatwave kills 15; more than 8,000 hospitalised

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    Saddam kept these factions at bay and kept things in order.

    Yeah, Sarin gas will do that.

    Posted in: Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

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    Both, there are some conversions and some new builds.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    @OsaanAmerica:

    I am in the oil and gas industry and have been for 40 years. Right now I'm in Nowray building subsea connection systems. Two major Norwegian companies (that I personally know) pulled out of Brazillian contracts for default. The Japanese used to build jack-up rigs but that was long ago. IHI also used to own one of the Kepple yards in Singapore (called the Robin yard - now Kepple Benoi yard). FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platforms are mostly built in South Korea and Southeast Asia (Engineering mostly done in Europe). I build the first ever FDPSO (and FPSO with a drilling rig on it.) in Singapore. Believe me, every time a company signs a LOA or contract with Brazil it's big news until the work actually starts.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    Unfortunately, Japan has very little special "technology" for FPSOs and FDPSOs as well as subsea systems etc. The reason the Brizillians are talking to the Japanese is because they have reneged on payjments to all the experts in the field and are getting down to their last resort.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    • We know that the separatists actually boasted on 29 June that they had captured an SA-11 air defence system from the Ukrainians*

    Okay, I googled the BUK (SA-11) missile system and the first thing I see is that this puppy come with 4 missiles. So, if you captured one, let's see it and count the missiles.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    Fishy, fishy, fishy. What time did they leave Ichikawa to drive all the way to Choshi and at 10:00 am they were so late coming home that the husband called police? Fishy!

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

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    Reverse mooning?

    Posted in: Why do Japanese cleaning crews bow at trains?

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    Kinda cute for 42 tho.

    Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

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    So is JT in violation of any laws by showing a picture of a Kayak that is specifically made to resemble female genitilia? Where is the Kayak now, are the young cops looking at it (in violation of obscenity laws)? Is the Kayak someplace where young children can see it and be scarred for life??

    Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

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    @sensei258:

    So if we do the math correctly, she became pregnant while in high school,

    You do realize high school is not mandatory in Japan?

    Posted in: 19-year-old mother arrested after car crash kills 1-year-old son

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    ..The 90% of average Americans do not own guns at home.

    This is completely wrong. Approximately 47% of the households in America own guns (this is based of self-reported ownership and is much higher if you count the undocumented guns). The average varies state by state but the only state with less than 10% is Hawaii with 6.7%. The next lowest is NJ with over 12%. There are 97 guns for every 100 persons. When it comes to unregistered handguns, it is estimated that there ar4e about 60,000,000 unregistered handguns.................in Texas. Have fun trying to go house to house and collect all the guns.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

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    If he was an EX-gangster, why was he colleccting protection money and why does he still have a gun? Seems to me like he still IS a gangster

    Posted in: Ex-gangster locks himself in hospital room and commits suicide

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    That was just a big ol' can of whoop-ass.

    Posted in: Brazilians cry and curse at World Cup humiliation

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    @lucabrasi: OK I agree you can sometimes generalize. For example, it seems every Japanese who gets in trouble with the Po-po seems to be a forgetful drunk......as in "office, I was drunk and don't remeber a thing".

    Posted in: Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol

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    Even though Oslo — which hosted the 1952 Winter Games — made the final cut Monday, its candidacy remains uncertain. The Norwegian government has yet to back the project and won’t make a decision until the autumn, probably in November. Polls have shown that more than half the population opposes the bid

    I was in Oslo yesterday and pubilc opinion might be swaying a little. Some people are quite keen on holding the Olympics here. A little trivia note, at the '52 games, the Ice hockey venue was the lowest (in altitude) of any olympics. The arena is in Sandvika (where my office was) was built at the edge of Oslo Fjord...sea level.

    Posted in: Almaty, Beijing, Oslo make list for 2022 Winter Olympics

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    Wow, the abundance of generalization here. Where I come from, and just about every place I've been, individuals behave differently when drunk. Quiet drunks, happy drunks, sleepy durnks, mean drunks, every place seems to have their share of each type.

    Posted in: Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol

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    Maybe injured practicing his "Cobra Twister" in preparation for the upcomming pro wrestling extravaganza?

    Posted in: Limping N Korean leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung

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    @afanofjapan: It doesn't sound so "hilarious" to me. You pay good money (maybe a lot of money) for a nice, quiet, maybe romantic dinner with your special lady and have to put up with that crap. I would have been furious.

    Posted in: Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol

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