forzaducati's past comments

  • 2

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    Instead of SMAP, why don’t they hire Piko Taro to that snooze fest, with PPAP, the uncut, 15 minute version. At least he writes his own “material”.

    Posted in: NHK chairman confident SMAP will be on 'Kohaku' on New Year's Eve

  • 3

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    90 Yen to the dollar. It could happen. Someday. However, at the moment, everything is back to before the world was supposed to have stopped turning. Dow Jones surpassed record high, 4% financial gains, nearly 106 Yen to the dollar at the moment.

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    I'm curious how these sinkholes happen and what can be done to prevent them.

    They were tunneling for a new subway line under that road. Something obviously didn't go according to plan.

    Posted in: Sinkhole in Hakata

  • 3

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    It’s called 木毛 (wood wool) in Japanese. And, they were supposed to have used only LED light bulbs, but somebody added ordinary light bubs, which become damned hot and shouldn’t be used near flammable material of course.

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    One of the Nobel committee said it is impolite and arrogant.

    There was a funny reply to Mr. Wastberg’s (Nobel committee) comment mentioned on various news sites. Quote: Although Dylan has not commented publicly on winning the Nobel prize, privacy and the price of fame have been themes in his music. It’s easy to read a response to Wastberg’s remarks in the 1981 song, “The Groom’s Still Waiting at The Altar.’ “Try to be pure at heart, they arrest you for robbery”, part of the lyrics say. “Mistake your shyness for aloofness, your silence for snobbery”

    Posted in: What do you think of Bob Dylan's continued lack of response to being awarded the Nobel literature prize on Oct 13?

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    Well, this is what you get when you elect a populist, a crazy, deluded one at that. Probably has a poster of Hugo Chavez in his bedroom. Anyway, he has already backtracked from that “US separation” statement. He doesn’t want to stop “trade and investment” with the US. Guess he doesn’t want to miss those hundreds of millions of dollars the country gets in aid from the US. Speaking of aid, which country is showing up when a natural disaster strikes the Philippines? Hint: it isn’t Russia or China.

    Posted in: As Duterte embraces China, Abe set to roll out warm welcome

  • 2

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    Not so long ago they had a soil contamination expert on TV. A specialist in mercury contamination, which seems to be more serious than benzene. He said that they would do exactly what they have done with this new fish market, remove as much contaminated soil as possible and then instead of creating a new foundation with clean soil, build concrete chambers as foundation for the new buildings. He said this was far safer, much quicker to do, but more expensive.

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    Depending on the member, they rake in about 100 million to 500 million yen. Per year. Nakai is the top earner, so most of the money probably comes from hosting tv programs, commercials etc. rather than the music business. Whatever one thinks of them or their music, I’d call that successful careers and they are still in their early 40s.

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    These compounds could have leached from the concrete, as, if I’m not mistaken, concrete contains both arsenic and hexavalent chromium. The soil was contaminated with benzene, which was not detected in the water.

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    Well, I checked out this company (JCFC) and I am pretty sure they know what they are doing, as they do in other countries by the way. Don’t think they produce steel themselves, they will have it made to specification and before doing anything with it, casting or forging or whatever, they will check the chemical composition, something the smelter has done before them, to see if it meets their specifications, or more importantly, if it meets the customer’s specifications. I don’t know how it works, but if you call them for some nuclear reactor pressure vessel steel, they will most likely hang up the phone. The company that orders the steel will specify exactly what they want, including carbon content and so on and it seems something went wrong here. And you cannot remove carbon or any other impurities from freshly made steel. You have to re-smelt it or most likely scrap the lot and start all over again.

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    After graduating from high school, she now and then helped out at a friends construction company. One day, at a construction site, 5 ton steel beams toppled over, one falling on her leg.

    She ended up 4th in the long jump.

    Posted in: Big jump

  • -1

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    Most Russian Paralympic athletes are clean? So some are not? Russia, and China as well, if they are caught in something unsavory, they always lash out. It’s politically motivated or a western conspiracy, it’s never their own fault. Well, I got news for you, they did it to themselves. No western country told them to cheat. WADA gave countries the responsibility and freedom to handle anti-doping themselves, but that was like putting the fox in the hen house. The Russian anti-doping agency, whose job it was to root out doping, actually encouraged athletes to dope. With the help from Putin and his secret service no less. You won’t see Obama telling the CIA to fiddle with urine samples. Maybe not every athlete succumbed to doping for the “glory of the country”, but this doping scam must have been an open secret among Russian athletes, however, nobody but one rang any alarm bells. And the one who did fled the country. And now the Russian authorities are going to investigate what exactly went on. What a joke, like they don’t know already. They are still catching Russian athletes who tested clean in London, but are now being caught with the help of more advanced techniques. Considering their history of state sponsored cheating, they should have been kicked out of major sport events years ago.

    Posted in: Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

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    When the Chinese built their maglev, it was described on various TV programs here as an unnecessary, expensive prestige project, but I can’t help to feel the same with this train. 3 trillion yen..., so we won’t be getting that rope ladder or elevator to outer space any time soon then?

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    So he left the just emptied postbox open for a few minutes? Big deal. Says more about the nitwit who had to take a picture and ridicule this postman. Sad people you have. If you have seen them collecting the mail, mail falls into bags inside the box and they exchange the full bag for an empty one, so nothing can be left behind.

    Posted in: Japan Post embarrassed after passerby spots open post box in Chiba

  • 0

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    Well, from the news reports one (me as well), would almost conclude that cops over there have it in for black people, but according to the Washington Post, who apparently are keeping a database, last year almost twice as many white people (494) than black people (258) were killed by police officers. And black cops shoot and kill white and black suspects as well, but that doesn’t make the news.

    Posted in: Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests

  • 3

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    “He does makes comments that invite misunderstanding”. What the hell does this mean? It makes it sound like Momii’s comments are factual, true and correct, but people don’t have the brains to understand his comments? This fellow Momii has made some outrageous comments, not exactly becoming the head of an organization proclaiming to be politically neutral and independent. The war anybody? How this guy got his job at NHK should be a mystery weren’t it for his boss Shinzo Abe, who put him there so Abe wouldn’t have to be on the phone to NHK anytime he saw or heard something that didn’t support his warped sense on history. And why doesn’t Mr. Ishihara pick up the phone and tell Momii to stifle it or else? Well, Mr. Ishihara, former president of Kyushu Railroad who, at 71, has descended from the heavens to show his face now and then at NHK HQ for a hefty pay check I assume, was one of the fellows who “recommended” Momii for the job. Momii, age 73, who used to be a “Japanese businessman” and former president of Unisys Japan, is also set for the rest of his life by toeing the party line. Sordid people. Buy hey, you could use this to your advantage the next time NHK comes knocking on your door. Just ask if this uyoku, this Momii is still president of NHK and tell them that you can’t support an organization with such right wing views.

    Posted in: He does make comments that invite misunderstanding. I do think that needs to be pointed out (to him).

  • -1

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    I don’t think we have to be afraid of a North Korean missile attack on a US base. It might be the wet dream of the North Korean leadership, but their gig would be up and that’s not something they want. That’s not to say that one of them missiles couldn’t end up here. Once they have lit the fuse on one of those things, they haven’t much of a clue what will happen next and if it does take to the skies, where it will end up. One actually flew right over Japan.

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  • 9

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    You remembered incorrectly. The largest chunk of money, as a loan of course, but nevertheless, came from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

    Posted in: Expanded Panama Canal opens

  • 3

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    The Kobayashi sisters seem so unassuming and, how do you put it, just such a pleasant appearance and not only for the eye. Anyway, Mao became a household name on tv here way before she married the kabuki actor. The family wanted to keep this quiet, but the mass media are more relentless than flies, got wind of their troubles and before anything got published, they decided to go public themselves. And, by the way, her disease was discovered during a regular check up or ningendoku.

    Posted in: TV presenter Mao Kobayashi battling breast cancer

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