Very unlikely for anyone to have survived at 120 meters in an air pocket at zero temperature .
PepepopoMay 17 05:05 pm JST
Hope they can find and rescue some survivors. Stranger things have happened, like the African cook who was trapped in an airpocket for days.
you are referring to May 2013 ..... from ... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/video-rescue-ships-cook-three-days-under-water
"after surviving for three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat.Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. As the temperature dropped to freezing, Okene, dressed only in boxer shorts
Okene believes his rescue in May after 72 hours under water at a depth of 30 metres (about 100ft) is a sign of divine deliverance. The other 11 crew on board the Jascon 4 died when it sunk."
Had it been 120 meters, the air pocket could have been too small due to it being compressed by water pressure.
Depth .... atmospheres Volume of air
0 ............. 1 .......... .......... 1 cubic meter
10 .......... 2 .......... .......... 1/2 cubic meter
20 .......... 3 .......... .......... 1/3 cubic meter
30 .......... 4 .......... .......... 1/4 cubic meter ..... Cook survived for 3 days
120 .......... 12 .......... .......... 1/12 cubic meter ..... Depth of sunken Tour Boat
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Let’s go and see what a healthy society has to offer,
I would not call western society healthy.
With our high rates of obesity and the medical problems that goes with it.
Main problem with fast food is it's taste. It is too good and so easy to eat more than planed.
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painkillerToday 08:28 am JST
Is Pfizer, or Moderna considered effective vaccines?
Because the US has over 1,000,000 million covid related deaths, while China has about 7-15,000,
The USA has so many deaths due to lack of leadership by the then president, when it was hit by the first infections.
When the bodies started to pile up, local officals introduced mask wearing, etc while the then president kept denying facts about covid from the experts and spread false information.
Pfizer, or Moderna are more effective vaccines with rates of above 75 %.
China has admitted their vaccine is only 50 % effective
Vaccines only reduce the risk of catching covid. It does not give you zero risk of catching it at all.
Vaccines help reduce the effect of covid and increases survival rate.
You can still die or suffer long term/permanent disability from covid but the chance is far lower than some one who has not been vaccinated.
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But the mayor stayed on the island and took university correspondence courses to put herself through business school and learn about public administration.
Think there is a lot of ones in government offices around the world need to do that.
Great planning has shown great results.
Now if all islands around the world could match them, it would improve lives around the world.
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In a sign of how serious the situation may be, Kim "strongly criticized" healthcare officials for what he called a botched response to epidemic prevention -- specifically a failure to keep pharmacies open 24/7 to distribute medicine.
Keeping them open 24/7 would not have helped much, if any.
You can not distribute medicine you do not have or is affordable to the ones who need it.
The failure to distribute medicine properly was "because officials of the cabinet and public health sector in charge of the supply have not rolled up their sleeves, not properly recognizing the present crisis," state media KCNA reported Kim said.
Who of them would stick up their heads to have it shot off or worse by criticizing the system ?
Kim, who visited pharmacies to inspect first hand, "strongly criticized the cabinet and public health sector for their irresponsible work attitude," KCNA said.
More like his double did the visiting
He also criticized lapses in official legal oversight, flagging "several negative phenomena in the nationwide handling and sale of medicines."
Does the normal working (slave) class have the money to pay for medicines ?
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the do-it-all iPhone would eat away at sales of one-trick devices such as iPod MP3 players.
Yet the iPod endured.
Joswiak said that the "spirit of iPod" lives on in its lineup of products including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and its HomePod smart speaker.
The iPod endured despite analyst worries that the release of the iPhone in 2007 would destroy demand, since the smartphones provided much more than just digital music.
iPhone, iPad, Apple TV are far more costly and therefore more profitable to Apple.
jansob1Today 05:48 pm JST
Using your phone for all music just wears out your battery (which now cannot be replaced by the user). And my old Nano weighs next to nothing, so strapping it to my arm is way more comfortable than doing the same with my phone on a jog.
The main problem i see with smart phones (apart from their high prices) is the "it does everything"
So if (or more likely when) the smart phones fails due to battery failure (most likely due to age and lots of discharging and recharging), accident, thieft or something else.
You would lose the use of many things.
Still picture Camera, Video recorder, Music player, Video player, Phone calls, Texting, etc in one go.
So having an iPod just for music while jogging, resting on the beach or on a chair, etc would be handy.
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Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says that Americans have a right to "keep and bear arms."
America's war for independence almost 250 years ago.
Back then they used muskets
Today it semi-automatic weapons
If they want to bear arms as in the 2nd amendment written 250 year old, then they should be limited to weapons from that era.
Would the founding fathers have written that if they knew what the weapons and the ones holding them would be like today ?
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The "hardship, discontent and anger" they have endured in lockdown have "far outweighed the fear" of punishment for posting sensitive content, (The Truth)
Top Chinese leaders vowed at a meeting on Thursday to stick "unwaveringly" to zero-COVID and "resolutely fight against all words and deeds that distort, question or reject our nation's disease control policies".
resolutely fight against anything that questions, show the truth and/or the policies are more harmful than good for the people suffering under the imprisonment of lockdown.
State media has played up the positives and "sidelined private difficulties", said a Beijing-based journalism professor who requested anonymity.
The State media has played up the positives (mostly lies) and "sidelined private difficulties", (know as the truth)
"two Shanghais", where official portrayals (lies and misinformation) contrast sharply with (the truth) what people view online,
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nandakandamandaToday 03:15 pm JST
Could it be that their Sinovac/pharm vaccines are not as reliable as they first made out,
China did admit that their vaccine is only 50% effective.
I wonder what vaccine the elite of China communist party used ?
The people in the ques are not staying 2 meters apart. I wonder how long the ques would be if they did ?
If there is any infected in the ques, the virus could spread faster, further and not be detected till the next testing day. Which would be followed by mass lockdowns.
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Japanese school has been hit with a 3.5 million yen water bill
This may be for the total water usage by the school
Local authorities in Yokosuka are now demanding the teacher and two supervisors pay half of the 3.5 million yen bill.
estimated 4,000 tons of excess water
1 ton of water = 1,000 liters.
So 4,000,000 liters of water cost about 1,750,000 Yen
2.3 liter per 1 Yen
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Supplies being stooped by trouble caused by China stamping down hard with it's version of virus control.
That is what happens when you go for the cheapest parts supplier.
All of your eggs in one basket.
Shanghai being a critical port, is one big bottle neck in the supply chain when it is closed down by covid restrictions.
Maybe VW and others will learn that saving money by using cheap labour is not worth it in the long run when Shanghai and other main transport hubs are effected by covid to the point of slow down or stopping transporting goods.
Having two or more suppliers of a part may cost more, but when one is hit y covid restrictions the others will keep the part supplies flowing instead of stopping dead.
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2,400 Yen is more than than what i get per day on unemployment benefit here in the United Kingdom.
I get about 1,800 Yen at today's exchange rate per day.
But 2,400 Yen per day is better than nothing and they are now safely out of the war zone.
But they still have family and friends in the hell of a war zone.
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“I will complete my five-year term as chief executive on the 30th of June this year, and I will also call an end to my 42 years of public service,” Lam said at a news conference. She thanks her team of local officials and the central authorities in Beijing, and said she plans to spend more time with family, which is her “sole consideration.”
Public service !!!
Most of Hong Kong hate the introductions she has brought in under her Chinese boss orders.
Suppressing free speech and allowing ones to be sent to China under dubious charges to vanish or under gentle talks to change their minds to support China.
Allowing false charges to any who would oppose her (and China) in elections and there fore stopping them from being candidates for elected government positions.
And many other things she has done for China and NOT for the people of Hong Kong.
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In the 1980s.
When my older brother was on guard duty with another at the gate.
The other one accidentality discharged his weapon in the pillar box and the round bounced around.
Neither were hurt, luckily.
So could the gun have went off in error ?
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The rules could come into place starting on January 1, 2023, though tech companies are asking for more time to implement the law.
9 months seems long enough to me.
They are large companies and should have enough staff to put towards looking deep into the new laws for loop holes, etc.
Will the law work as the EU plans, we will find out next year.
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The latest negotiations, held via video conference, were the fourth round involving higher-level officials from the two countries and the first in a week. The talks ended without a breakthrough after several hours, with an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy saying the negotiators took “a technical pause” and planned to meet again Tuesday
I do not think Putin see the talks as nothing more than a side show to the Russian people that he is willing to make peace talk.
and when they make no headway or fail (as he most likely plan) he will blame the Ukrainians for it.
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Europe saw the world's biggest rise in arms imports in the past five years, a trend set to accelerate following recent rearmament commitments amid the threat posed by Russia
Several NATO members have been spending less than they agreed to and now that has came back to bite them.
United Kingdom is one of the few that maintained the agreed spending limit on weapons.
When it comes to exporting countries, the U.S. leads the pack with 39 percent.
No surprise there.
Just wish the human race would come out the primative barbaric age and spend those weapon trillions on improving the lives of the people of the world.
But that is in the very distant furure, if the human race is still around.
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A draft law could allow Russian courts to appoint external administrators for companies that cease operations and are at least 25% foreign-owned. If the owners refuse to resume operations or to sell, the company's shares could be auctioned off, the ruling United Russia party has said, calling it “the first step toward nationalization.”
Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory, a consultancy specializing in Russia, said the Russian government "is adopting a carrot-and-stick approach to foreign business,” with talk of nationalization balanced out with government help for those who stay. A key reason, Weafer said, is the Kremlin's desire to avoid mass unemployment.
“When it comes to social pressures or potential public backlash, what they understand, I guess, is that people will not take to the streets because they cannot buy a Big Mac,” Weafer said. “But they might take to the streets if they have no job and no income.”
If they star doing that, Russian assets being held should be used to compensate the companies for their losses.
All of the million dollar houses and yachts owned by Putin and friends abroad could be auctioned off as a start.
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"There is insufficient understanding of the characteristics of the Omicron variant... and judgment has been inaccurate."
Sounds like most dictatorships.
The mayor of Jilin and the head of the Changchun health commission were dismissed from their jobs Saturday, state media reported, in a sign of the political imperative placed on local authorities to contain virus clusters.
Just pass the buck.
Not our fault or our policies we made to deal with the virus that is wrong.
It is the persons way down the ladder that is responsible for failures of our policies.
How many more will lose their jobs as they are blamed for the goverment policy failures ?
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In February last year, the United States and Russia extended the last remaining treaty capping their nuclear arsenals, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. They have also launched "strategic stability" arms control talks agreed upon by Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in June in Geneva.
There is more than enough nukes to wipe out the world several times over. Building more would make little difference.
It is been believed that a limited nuke war in Europe would throw up enough radioactive dust to cause an ice age.
So if they all in the world were launched, the lucky ones will be the dead.
The Ozone would be destroyed in the northern hemisphere and the air filled with radiation would after time cover the world.
Even cutting the current numbers to half, it is still over kill.
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Like many posters above.
I am surprised that such a simple law of not allowing sex offenders access to children is not law (O.O)
Also horrified and several other things as i try to work out why it has not been put into law yet.
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Currently my local fuel is 227 Yen per liter (£1.45)here in the UK
Up about 32 Yen in the past 3 months
It has been 10 years, maybe more since it was as low as 171 Yen
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The center recommends farmers strike the log five times on one side, and then five more on the opposite side, adding that the most effective striking spot is on the bark of the log, away from its flat-cut edges
Maybe striking the bark causes it to break up more, giving more crevices for the mushrooms spoors to grow in.
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Fears are mounting that a conflict in Ukraine could cause an energy crisis in Europe, which depends heavily on Russian gas.
The pipeline, set to double natural gas supplies from Russia to Germany, has become a key bargaining chip for the West in its bid to stop Moscow from invading Ukraine.
Europe relies heavily on Russia for gas and oil via the pipe lines.
A lot of companies relies on China for making cheap goods.
A war with either or both would throw the world economy into chaos.
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European officials fear that the continent's energy supplies are vulnerable i n the case of hostilities over Ukraine.
Of course they are vulnerable.
A lot of the europe countries relies on Russian supplies of oil via the pipe line that travels through several european countries.
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At the very lest, they should have been fired as a warning to others.
Their replacements would have then have incentive not to fake figures.
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reaffirmed that Moscow has no intentions of invading Ukraine as the West fears
French President Emmanuel Macron urged the European Union to quickly draw up a new security plan containing proposals to help ease tensions with Russia
Russia has denied that it intends to attack its neighbour
Sounds like what happened just before with Hitler.
That did not work out well.
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Is this an attempt to pass the blame off the set ?
IF the supplier had included live rounds in the box, the box should have been checked when opened before handing out the rounds for filiming
Anyone with proper firearm training and experience would have noticed the difference between live, dummy and blank rounds.
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kochikameJan. 10 01:58 pm JST
Light car? The text doesn't mention which one was light.
The woman, her daughter and two-year-old son were in a light car driven by her 74-year-old father when it crashed head-on with a car driven by a 52-year-old woman.
A witness said the light car was hit when the other car veered over the center line.
So the 74 year old father, his daughter and two grandchildren were in the LIGHT car when the other car driven by the 52-year-old woman, veered over the center line and hit them head on.
Just read the article carefully
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the light car was hit when the other car veered over the center line.
What was the 52-year-old woman driving ?
A light car when hit by a heavier car will crumple up more and increase the chance of serious injuries.
I hope they recover.
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