davidnorell's past comments

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    davidnorell

    I was thinking the same way as of the Meteorological Department. It was a an aftershock of the 2011 shatter earthquake. the energy and pressure is just being transferred closer to the subduction fault. there may be additional 7's or 8's happening in the next ten years.

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    davidnorell

    The problem exists that a mentality of ''village intelligence'' exists in the society of Japan. It is on the level of a Japanese style of ''common knowledge''. Just like agreements in much of small industry(In Japan) to agree to business in a handshake instead of western values of signed contracts, the same mentality is that those that have extensive tattoos are those in the profession of deception and criminality. Whether they are truly criminal or not, the general consensus is that most that have the tattoos in film and other media are not of legal bearing.

    It is a shame that this is carried out to ''Public Office'' in that it should be administered judiciously in how they are interpreted what is good for the public in reality, city and town practices are still very heavily influenced by the fear of being infiltrated by the criminal element and being corrupted from within. The courts are just as similarly influenced, in laws and the problem of society in general, even though ''law'' should be interpreted simply by what is written in law or legal precedents that drive the legal framework. ** Remember, individuals in Law (Police and the legal profession of the courts and public office) are People Too!** They are just as influenced by the local norms and just as influenced. It takes a 'powerful will'' to look past these common knowledge problems and to be above the problems of general society and to be intelligent in what is reality and what is fiction(fear).

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    davidnorell

    Sorry to say, Most companies that are International in Japan are taking this as a precursor to the 'big one' for Kanto.

    Posted in: M5 quake shakes Kanto region; third in 4 days

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    davidnorell

    Not to be picky about the way it is written, but the word ''reached'' is too many words for the sentence in the first paragraph.

    Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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    davidnorell

    I looked up information regarding the destruction of the missile that went up to 17,000 Meters and then ''went away''. The North Koreans are developing EMP technology so they can render all ''non-hardened'' technology inert. It would be like sending most of South Korea, Japan and most of Northern China into the 'Stone Age'. Electrical grids would be brought down, the giant transformers would be slagged, most electronics from cell phones, computers, telecommunications, televisions and anything that runs on electricity and has computers in them including cars would be rendered inert. Since most of North Korea is still manual technology an EMP would level the playing field into their favor for a decade or more. Such infrastructure takes a very long time to be replaced. Exploding a single Nuclear Weapon at that height would be doing more damage than Several nuclear weapons deployed against cities.

    Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

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    davidnorell

    I thought something was on fire when i first saw the photo in miniature on the main page.

    Posted in: Night flight

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    davidnorell

    It is the way government works in Japan. Business is relied on to report on practices. If it does not, the government takes the attitude that there is nothing wrong with the business.

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    davidnorell

    ''DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL''. The government relies on those that tell it when they are doing something illegal or in violation of norms set by the Central Government or the Prefectural Governments. Case in Point: Many small or medium businesses will run out of apartment buildings (non-business building (residential)). The Government status on this is if you are a business, sole proprietor, partnership, company, or corporation you need to take up residence in an office building. I have seen too many that are still in apartment building all over Tokyo. Prices for office space is way more expensive because of this law. But there is no one specifically enforcing it and relying on business to report itself. This then applies to what is happening in this article. Companies that report on themselves are admonished by the government and then FINED.

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    davidnorell

    On particular Japanese Person stands out when I was doing business in Japan in 1994. He was all about that i should not try to be 'Japanese' that it is futile and i should go back to America. He thought by my being constantly polite and just understanding that I was somehow trying to be Japanese. I explained that I am normally very polite and that I was in no way trying to be Japanese. I explained that I am in the country to do business and am just friendly and helpful. After this explanation the Japanese individual ''brightened'' up and was friendlier. Still said that i should finish up as soon as possible and return to America, but was happy that I was not trying to 'suck up' like so many gaijin to be Japanese. It was a surreal experience. hope not too many have met Nationalists that have acted that way.

    Posted in: 6 types of Japanese people you’ll meet while living in Japan

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    davidnorell

    My apologies, it is correct, both volcanoes are stratovolcanoes. I had looked it up after i posted this, and it was too late to change what I had posted.

    Posted in: Volcanic activity continues at Hakone resort

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    davidnorell

    Mount Saint Helens- This is what this sounds very much like what is happening with this volcano. Mount Saint Helens and Mount Hakone are both ''shield'' volcanos. Mount Saint Helens started out with 'low rumblings' not spectacular eruptions. In fact, the beginnings were minor ''puffs'' of ash at the summit. No one was thinking it was going to be a big eruption. This is the same here. It is important that someone takes this ''missive'' from me seriously. I am not sure if anyone will but it has to be said here. Mount Hakone is building to a catastrophic eruption that will include a Pyroclastic Flow. It will eventually erupt like the cork coming off a super backed up fizzy drink.

    Posted in: Volcanic activity continues at Hakone resort

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    davidnorell

    September 4th? They really mean May 4th right? Like ''May the 4th Be With You'' ( a lisp of ''May the Force Be With You'').

    Posted in: New 'Star Wars' products to debut at Sept 4 global event

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    davidnorell

    Actually, once the ''exodus'' is done within the first day, the highways are pretty clear. Everyone wants to get to where they are going the first day (kind of like a ''competitive'' environment for vacation as well) so they have more time for their vacation. The roads are free of traffic and i bet the toll roads and highways will be pretty clear around Tokyo.

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    davidnorell

    Hi, It wasn't mentioned in the other comments so I will explain why there is such a holiday 'stream' like Golden Week. The Japanese people have been ingrained with a competitive work-ethic since childhood. In many cases this is a good thing, but can be the cause of so many ailments that kills them from Karōshi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karōshi . If the option of taking a day off is voluntary the Japanese employee will still show up for work, the thinking is if he/she does not show up for work their competing employees/co workers will get ahead of them and they will be marginalized. Only by the National Government enacting a MANDATORY HOLIDAY will EVERYONE be forced to take a day/days off at the same time. This eliminates the compulsion of everyone showing up for work. Strangely, for animation studios in Japan and maybe a few hundred businesses, ''straws'' are drawn and one employee has to stay behind to answer the phones while everyone else is on holiday. No other work is required of them and they are even expressly forbidden to get any other work done. Hopefully for the GOOD people at JAPANTODAY no one has to draw any straws.

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    davidnorell

    Sweden is a Police State. Owning weapons like this illegal. Very similar to Japan. For this to happen it has to be either Criminal or Terrorist.

    Posted in: Several fatalities in Sweden pub shooting

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    davidnorell

    This island is no where near a 'subduction zone'. It is more likely a 'hot spot' like the chain of islands that is composed of Hawaii. The largest of these islands, Hawaii, is the most active but a new island tries to come up in this line of island ''tiny hawaii' ( i believe is the name). The pacific place is moving west so the new volcanic activity fits that the spike of magma found a new weak spot in the Pacific Plate which is now the activity we are witnessing now.

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    davidnorell

    Los Angeles 1984 was profitable and came in under budget. Lots of licensing. Gives me some ideas on how this can be spun for Tokyo.

    Posted in: 2,020 days to go until Tokyo Olympics

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    davidnorell

    Real trees are planted for the specific use as Christmas Trees. Banning sale just means no trees are planted for Christmas sale. It is just like planting groves just for making paper. No old growth forests are killed to be made into paper.

    Posted in: What’s better for the environment: a fake or real Christmas tree?

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    davidnorell

    Does ANYONE realize what China's and South Korea's ""ULTIMATE"" goals are in demonizing Japan Diplomatically? (I have an answer to this in twelve hours or so from now (Arizona, USA time is now 7:50 AM.)

    Posted in: China, S Korea, Japan spar at U.N. over Abe's Yasukuni shrine visit

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    davidnorell

    ****Arizona's State Government****has done this also. There were several locations that cost too much to do regular cleanings of refuse, and this was the most economical to use. The state has been near broke for the last five years because of the financial crisis.

    Posted in: Condo ditches lawnmowers for grass-munching goats

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