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    nandakandamanda

    Seeing a picture of her on another site, I realized that she is just another sweet Japanese child in all but passport.

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170326_23/

    Posted in: Girl's body likely left near ditch after she was killed elsewhere: police

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    nandakandamanda

    The perp will have studied the blind spots on her route. In similar cases in the past it has been a local resident, someone otherwise off the radar.

    May the police get lucky.

    Posted in: Girl's body likely left near ditch after she was killed elsewhere: police

  • 1

    nandakandamanda

    Only psychologically important as the IS air force is not any great shakes.

    The US will not want to use it, for a number of obvious reasons, so they will have to hand it over to someone, essentially Syrian, with an airforce.

    Posted in: U.S.-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS

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    nandakandamanda

    They will be competing with Kumamoto Castle for building materials, I would guess. Apart from the horrific cost, I agree with the sentiment of this 100%. (Nothing worse than a concrete castle with modern concrete stairs and vinyl floor coverings. Our local castle was also bombed during the war and rebuilt with modern interiors. No romance at all; I feel generally sick inside such structures.

    Posted in: Nagoya Castle’s concrete keep to be demolished and replaced with traditional wooden structure

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    nandakandamanda

    We can only read between the lines here and feel intense sorrow for those caught up in the fighting.

    Quote: "A local lawmaker and two witnesses say a coalition air strike may have targeted a large truck bomb, triggering a blast that collapsed buildings. Ghazwan al-Dawoodi, head of the Nineveh governorate human rights council, said his team had made a field visit and that 173 people were killed after militants forced them into a bunker, and then opened fire on gunships to prompt an air strike. Another eyewitness Abu Obeid, a teacher, told Reuters Islamic State had parked a truck bomb in the neighbourhood. There was one huge blast then several others, he said. When he emerged from his home after three hours, many homes were destroyed."

    Posted in: Conflicting casualty figures a week after Mosul blast

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    nandakandamanda

    Although I generally agree with you, Chop chop, there must be many within both organizations (Honda and McLaren) who actually like the pressure that his comments are causing. He has such cult status that people sit up and listen to him. The Japanese press lap up his every word and they seem to enjoy causing grief to Honda. 'Gai-atsu', foreign pressure, has always been one way to get changes when things inside Japan get jammed solid.

    On the other hand it is not very sporting to criticize the hand that feeds you. Recently I have noticed the word 'Dame-dashi' being used here regarding Alonso, ie exposing the weaknesses of your own side. Not Japanese, and not very samurai, Alonso!!! Tsk, tsk, tsk.

    Honda will be thinking that they have a 10 years' agreement in place, whereas the fans and the owners of McLaren will be wanting instant results. Will the two forces rip Honda/McLaren apart? Watch next week's exciting installment, and let's order in the popcorn.

    Posted in: Vettel wins F1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix

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    nandakandamanda

    Great race by Ferrari, and congratulations to Seb who must be feeling renewed confidence at last.

    A good start to the season, for those lucky few who could watch the race live.

    Posted in: Vettel wins F1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix

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    nandakandamanda

    I really hate to agree with you, but this kind of stuff makes me see red. Unbearably sad.

    Posted in: Missing 9-year old Vietnamese girl found dead in Chiba

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    nandakandamanda

    The target was probably a HUGE truck bomb parked by IS in the middle of the housing area. Iraq forces asked for it to be hit, but the resulting explosion seems to have taken out the whole neighborhood.

    Quote:

    'Local lawmaker Faris al-Sanjari told Reuters the coalition air strike had targeted a truck bomb causing a huge explosion. “You can’t kill dozens just to destroy a booby-trapped truck parked near houses,” he said. One witness told Reuters heavy air strikes in the area began on March 7, but on Friday a strike hit a massive ISIS truck bomb in a residential area, which exploded and destroyed seven homes where dozens of people were hiding. Another resident said 25 homes were damaged. With fighting still going on, residents have been unable to recover bodies since the strike, the resident said.'

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/03/23/Government-forces-prepare-new-push-for-western-Mosul-.html

    Posted in: U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    When we lived in Kobe, my daughter and I were walking the hills above the city when we heard a loud thump right behind us. There on the path not 5 yards away was a white double kagami-mochi. Above we saw a crow circling. If that solid disc of hard rice had hit either of us on the head, it would have been curtains for sure. Why, I wanted to ask...

    Posted in: 50 crows found dead in Tokyo park

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Reminds me of the 1975 movie Rollerball where players are allowed to kill each other for the amusement of the crowd, and the resulting profits to the owners.

    Posted in: More races, more friction in the future for F1

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Some people can afford a credit card, rent a car and stay in a hotel in London. My wife would freak out if I considered wasting such money. Does this suggest he saved up for the big event, or that he was subsidized by others?

    Posted in: London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

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    nandakandamanda

    One flight attendant said the real reason is that they want passengers paying attention to the announcements, safety instructions etc., instead of playing obliviously with their mobile devices.

    Posted in: Do you think electronic devices really interfere with aircraft navigation systems, as cabin attendants suggest when they request passengers to turn off their devices prior to takeoff and landing?

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Caught with his hand in the cookie jar! I wonder what kind of sweet stuff he will get in the clink?

    Posted in: Sweet-toothed thief arrested after ice cream binge

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    15% off is not very much. You could negotiate that anyway, I would guess, with a bit of haggling.

    This sounds to me like free advertising for this company.

    Posted in: Funeral discount offered to elderly people who return driver licenses

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    China has been sending larger and larger ships to patrol the seas around there. Such ships dwarf those of surrounding countries and bully them out of the way. Tried and tested tactics, so why would China bother to wait for anything? Japan will tread far more lightly and politely, I am willing to bet.

    Posted in: China waits to hear why Japanese warship going to South China Sea

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    nandakandamanda

    This flies in the face of recent advice that your L-Ion batteries are equally likely to be crushed or bent when your check-in baggage is tossed around by stressed baggage handlers. Better to have them close at hand where you can spot a smoking battery in the worst case scenario.

    Posted in: Most electronic devices being banned on certain U.S.-bound flights

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    nandakandamanda

    Neither of these are vetted or moderate, I would guess, although some Sunni adherents in surrounding countries may feel subconscious support. Indeed such groups need a source of cash and weaponry. I think neither these al-Qaida linked groups nor IS were invited to the recent peace talks.

    Posted in: Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

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    nandakandamanda

    Not meaning to detract from Verstappen in any way, but he is not by any means the only driver to watch this season. One to watch, yes, I agree, especially if you are a fan of Red Bull, and Dutch into the bargain too.

    There are several extremely able world champions in the mix,(although we have just lost Jenson Button and Felipe Massa) and other brilliant young drivers jostling for position. And Red Bull also has a sister team with a suspiciously similar name: Toro Rosso.

    So much to see, but so little free coverage for the average fan!

    Posted in: All eyes on Max Verstappen as start of new F1 season approaches

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    nandakandamanda

    When we hear 'melted' core it sounds like something soft, like the melty heart of a candy. Actually the corium is seriously hard, so hard the rotary diamond cutters take hours and hours, making relatively small progress. How to cut it up for removal will be one of many problems waiting to be solved.

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