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Posted in: Tornado kills multiple people in Iowa as powerful storms again tear through Midwest See in context

“It was just a few weeks ago that tornadoes hit several other Iowa communities, and it’s hard to believe that it’s happened again,” she said in a statement.

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If you live in a tornado zone, you will get tornadoes.

Best thing the USA goverment can do, is get every house a purpose built tornado shelter

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Build public tornado shelters.

That way chances of surviving increases.

A underground basement is only as good as the house built above it and how water drains in the area.

If the house is riped away, the basement is left open to the elements.

If the area floods as rain falls faster then it flows away, The basement can be flooded.

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residents to the west in Omaha, Nebraska, awoke to sirens blaring and widespread power outages as torrential rain, high winds and large hail pummeled the area. The deluge flooded basements

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Basements are not totaly safe, but are better than nothing.

Tornado built shelters are a must in those areas.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow See in context

The MDA has estimated the cost to develop the hypersonic missile interceptor will exceed $3 billion, including Japan's share of $1 billion.

As normal, development costs and finial price will be massively higher.

Will it stay under $10 billion ?

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Posted in: Russia vetoes U.S.-Japan U.N. resolution calling for prevention of nuclear arms race in space See in context

deanzaZZRToday 07:33 am JST

I'm a bit confused as the article makes clear that the 1967 Outer Space Treaty is still in force.

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"the need to verify compliance." of the new agreement is why russia blocked it.

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Otherwise known as, i want to peek inside your satalite to check for nukes.

The 1967 treaty is a agreement not to put nukes in space. Each side has only the others word they did not. There is no clause to allow one to peek inside the others satalite.

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Posted in: 20-year-old woman arrested for stabbing husband in Sapporo See in context

Never argue while someone is holding a knife.

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Was she preparing food in the kitchen and he said something about the food, her cooking, etc ?

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Without further details, who knows what she was doing with a knife at the time.

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Posted in: Oil sprays from an ANA flight carrying 213 people as it lands in Hokkaido See in context

Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner

At lest it is not as bad as other things that went wrong with the Dreamliner in the past.

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PaulToday 09:22 am JST

I can't buy anything that doesn't say Made in China!!!!

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China goods are everywhere.

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Posted in: Chinese swimmers failed doping tests ahead of Tokyo Olympics: New York Times See in context

But it was determined by Chinese anti-doping authorities that they ingested the substance unwittingly from tainted food and no action against them was warranted.

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The athletes included nearly half of the swimming team

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History of doping cheating and almost half of the team caught on drugs.

They should have been band from the games.

If it had been russia, they would have been band stright away.

So why did the Chinese swimmers get away with it ?

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Posted in: Will China flood globe with EVs, green tech? See in context

Nibek32Apr. 9 12:18 pm JST

It’s one thing to buy a cheap Chinese made kitchen appliance that breaks after 1 month, but very different to put yourself in a poorly made Chinese vehicle speeding down the highway that may actually kill you.

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They would need to pass safty tests before being allowed to be sold in the UK or the EU.

But some one could buy one and import it as a personal car.

But it would need to be inspected for road worthness, brake, stearing, lights, etc before getting a car regestration book and number plates for it

Getting insurance for it may be hard and expensive to do.

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Posted in: Long-lost first USS Enterprise model is returned to 'Star Trek' creator Gene Roddenberry's son See in context

OssanAmericaApr. 20 08:03 pm JST

Is it my imagination or are the nacelles at an odd angle? Shouldn;t they be parallel to each other?

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They are.

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From story

“This is not going home to adorn my shelves," Roddenberry said. “This is going to get restored and we’re working on ways to get it out so the public can see it and my hope is that it will land in a museum somewhere.”

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They are out of alignment and the paint is covered in dust and needs cleaning and touched up.

It has been on a 35 year journey to places unknown, but finialy on it's way to a space dock for repair and onto a place where fans will be able to go and see it..

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Posted in: Will China flood globe with EVs, green tech? See in context

deanzaZZRToday 07:13 am JST

and contribute to quiet streets and fresher air.

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How much polution from coal, oil power stations is put into the air, land and water to make these extra car, solar pannels, etc ?

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Air quality may improve in countries which the cheap EV cars are sold, but not where they are made.

China has hydro-electric power stations and other green electicy power sources, but it stills relie heavy on fossel fueled power stations to make them.

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If China put the extra produced solar pannels and wind generators to local use, it would improve their citizens lives.

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Posted in: U.S. embrace of remote working empties offices, weighs on banks See in context

Not only is property owners facing losses, but transport also.

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With ones working from home, they are not traveling as much to and from work.

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So more space on public transport.

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BUT less revenue to train, busses and taxies.

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Posted in: False GPS signal surge makes life hard for pilots See in context

In war zones like Ukraine the GPS singles from satellites is altered to stop the enemy from using them.

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Without the right code to decode the single and give a correct location etc information.

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It stops one using drones on auto pilot plotted targets using GPS.

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So unless you are in the military who controls the GPS satellites, You are lost.

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Posted in: 24 fishermen rescued from half-submerged ship in rough seas off Izu islands; 1 dead See in context

The Fukuei Maru No. 8 stalled due to an engine failure Sunday evening in the Pacific Ocean, about five hours after it departed the Yaizu Port

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drifted in the rough seas and was blown by the strong wind, and the captain sent a distress signal about five hours later, saying his ship hit the rocks

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5 hours after leaving port engine failure.

5 hours later they hit the rocks.

How long did they have to wait for the Coast Guard to arrive ?

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Did the captain not check to see where he was drifting ?

Why did he not alert the coast guard that he had engine failure after two or three hours ?

Then they could have had a ship or two already there before the ship hit the rocks.

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Posted in: Scientists breed 1st pigs for human organ transplants in Japan See in context

As the pig is not eatten, it should be okay for ones who strictly follow Kosher rules to receive implants.

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I do not know if i would accept pig inplants.

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I believe If my body is failing, then it is my time to die.

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Posted in: China's aging population threatens switch to new economic growth model See in context

i saw that problem comming when they introduced the one child policy.

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To pay for pensions you need a large work force paying taxes and keep the economy running.

China work force is shrinking.

If it had been a "two children" policy they would not be in such a problem

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China will have to introduce

an increased pension age

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make employers keep staff that want to keep working past pension age

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freeze or cut the pension amount.

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Posted in: Putin vows to fight on in Ukraine until Russia achieves its goals See in context

Moscow had 617,000 Russian troops

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How many are in full equipped units ?

Is the number waiting for their units to be fully equipped greater than 50 % ?

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Unless fully trained and equipped, they are just numbers of cannon fodder.

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Posted in: Japanese experimental nuclear fusion reactor inaugurated See in context

Researchers at ITER, which is over budget, behind schedule and facing major technical problems, hope to achieve nuclear fusion technology's holy grail, net energy

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Nothing new there.

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Posted in: S Korean opposition leader hospitalised after hunger strike; prosecutors seek arrest See in context

opheliajadefeldtToday 01:32 pm JST

Hospitalised after going a few days with out food, some thing does not add up up right here.

Not just refusing food as he was transferred to a hospital after suffering from dehydration so he must also have been refusing fluids.

transferred to a hospital from the National Assembly in Seoul Monday morning after suffering from dehydration and dizziness, his party said.

Dehydration can hospitalise a person in days.

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Posted in: Russia targets Ukraine's farm storage sites after days of hitting Black Sea port facilities See in context

TaiwanIsNotChinaToday 06:51 am JST

A clear warcrime.

another struck during firefighting efforts

They've even started using terrorist tactics.

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Putin has been using terrorist tactics from the beginning, when Russia targeted civilians.

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Posted in: Putin tells Poland any aggression against Belarus is attack on Russia See in context

On Wednesday, Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was shown in a video welcoming his fighters to Belarus, telling them they would take no further part for now in the war in Ukraine but ordering them to gather strength for Wagner's operations in Africa while they trained the Belarusian army.

Prigozhin says Wagner, which led the conquest of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, is Russia's most effective fighting force. But his frequent clashes with the Moscow defense establishment led him to stage an armed mutiny four weeks ago.

The insurrection ended with an agreement that Wagner fighters - many recruited from prison - could move to Belarus if they wished

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Moving Wagner forces to Belarus and close to the Ukraine border, may be a first step in another attack on Ukraine from Belarus.

Will Putin lapdog Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko send his forces into Ukraine, opening the northern front to stretch Ukraine forces ?

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Posted in: School vice principal suspended for sexually harassing teacher by asking for kisses See in context

The board said the vice principal admitted to the allegations and quoted him as saying his questionable acts were intended to improve communications in the workplace.

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Well he did not understand her saying NO.

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suspended the 59-year-old vice principal of an elementary school in Chikusei, Ibaraki Prefecture, for one month

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sexual harassment began last September and continued until March

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He should have been suspended for at lest one month for every month he harassed her.

His punnishment should have been AT LEST Seven months suspended and demoted two levels.

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Posted in: Worker killed in chemical factory explosion in Niigata See in context

were cutting pipes at chemical maker Denka Co's plant in Itoigawa on Japan's coast facing the Sea of Japan when the explosion occurred,

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Maybe something inside the pipe reacted to the cutting tool.

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Another possibility is the cutting tool was the thing that exploded.

What type of cutting tool was it ?

Did it use a flame or a cutting disc for cutting ?

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Only after an investigation will we know what happened.

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Posted in: Trump pleads not guilty in federal documents case See in context

Trump faces charges that include violations of the Espionage Act, which criminalizes unauthorized possession of defense information, and conspiracy to obstruct justice, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

That is the maximum sentence he faces, as he would serve any sentences concurrently if convicted.

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Why should any criminal serve "Sentences Concurrently"

If you do several crimes you should serve all of the sentences one after the other.

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Posted in: Man arrested for driving minivan onto train tracks See in context

Police said Taiko Shibuya drove his vehicle for about 130 meters along the tracks

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Shibuya initially told police that he “mistakenly entered the train tracks.” However, eyewitness reports suggest that he intentionally drove onto the tracks.

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after the first 13 meters he should have noiced the very bumby surface he was on, was not a road.

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eyewitness reports suggest that he intentionally drove onto the tracks.

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Was this an attempt to commit suicide ?

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Posted in: Separatists in Indonesia's Papua threaten to shoot NZ hostage if denied talks See in context

A low-level but increasingly deadly battle for independence has been waged in resource-rich Papua ever since it was controversially brought under Indonesian control in a vote overseen by the United Nations in 1969.

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Before Indonesia toke control of it, did it have its own identy, goverment ?

Who was in control before 1969 ?

Was this a mistake by the UN like what was done after WW1 when areas of the world map was rewritten and countries were formed by the League of Nations ?

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Posted in: Man who opened Asiana plane door in mid-air tells police he was 'uncomfortable' See in context

he opened a door on the plane minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he was "uncomfortable"

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Was he one of those who are afraid of flying ?

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he was stressed after losing his job recently.

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Was it an attempted suicide ?

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Posted in: Woman dies from injuries after being struck by police escort for UK royal See in context

struck by a motorcycle that was part of the UK royal’s police escort

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He/She should be suspended without pay and charged with death due to dangerous driving like any one else would be.

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Then through the court case the truth will come out as to what happened and if the police motorcyclist was at fault.

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Was she crossing the road at the intersection on a green pedestrian traffic light ?

And the police motorcyclist going through a red light came round the corner too fast ?

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Her son said she fought “for her life for nearly two weeks

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That should have been more than enough time to find out the truth and released the details

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The police cameras on the bike and surounding street cameras would have shown what happened.

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Posted in: Bear attack on angler suspected after human head found at lake in Hokkaido See in context

fatrainfallingintheforestToday 07:50 am JST

.. a member of the group killed one on Monday afternoon, according to a town official.

Why? The damage was already done. I can understand shooting a bear that has come into a populated area and is a threat, but this one (if it was even the one that attacked) was out in its own habitat doing what bears do. This is just vengeance.

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Why

Simple answer

Once it tasted human flesh it would see the next human as food.

Hopefully it was the one that killed the man.

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Fishing in bear country, you should have at lest one person with you.

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As others have said, having a bear repellant spray with you at lest is a must in bear country.

After catching a fish, you would have it smell on you. Maybe that is what attracted the bear.

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Posted in: Russian strikes in Ukraine kill 25 including five children See in context

Moscow said it had targeted reserve units of the Ukrainian military and that "all assigned objects were hit."

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In another 10 to 20 years the children would have been old enough to join the reserves.

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on Friday he had paid a rare visit to the embattled city and vowed Moscow would rebuild it.

If moscow had not invaded, there would be no need to be rebuild it.

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Posted in: 4 in 10 Americans say next vehicle may be electric: poll See in context

Air conditioners.

Durring hot weather, the goverment has asked people to reduce their use so to lower the strain on the power grid and avoid power cuts.

So what will they ask if every car and truck was electric powered ?

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Is there any country in the world that can go full electric cars within the next 30 years ?

Without building more power stations and/or covering the land and costal seas with wind and solar power ?

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There is still the problem of recharging time.

When will that problem be solved ?

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Can batteries be made that will charge up in minutes than hours ?

If 100 of these super charging batteries started to charge at once.

Would the local power grid survive the sudden drain ?

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Will batteries be made a universal shape and capacity ?

So you could pull into a electric station and swap your battery for another.

That would be faster than waiting for your battery to recharge.

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Posted in: Trump arrives in New York for surrender; opposes TV court coverage See in context

He got out of the vehicle, waved to people behind barricades set up by police for security purposes and walked into Trump Tower while making no public comments.

Beefing up his legal team, Trump hired Todd Blanche, a prominent white-collar criminal defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, to join his defense, two sources familiar with the matter said. Blanche and other Trump lawyers on Monday urged the judge not to allow videography, photography and radio coverage of the arraignment.

In a letter to the court, they argued against allowing such coverage, saying it would "exacerbate an already almost circus-like atmosphere around this case" and "detract from both the dignity and decorum of the proceedings and courtroom."

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For once Trumph seems to be doing what his legal team want. To keep his mouth closed and not dig himself deeper and make their jobs harder.

But for how much longer can he stay from putting his foot in it ?

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