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Posted in: HondaJet becomes top-selling small business aircraft for 4th year See in context

A friend of mine who is a former USAF pilot and now flies private jets, jokingly said the HondaJet is the closest a civilian can get to flying a fighter jet.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

Will Toy Story be re-edited? If remember correctly, Mr. Potato Head was quite a frisky character, always looking to get busy with Mrs. Potato Head.

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Posted in: Forest fire in Tochigi burns 76.5 hectares; still spreading See in context

Except there was no bucket and the helicopter released the water from inside. But it looked ridiculously tiny and missed the spot.

When fighting large fires, it’s pointless to try to extinguish the fire itself. Firefighters generally attempt to stop it from spreading by wetting the surrounding area and clear cutting fire-breaks and sometimes even “fighting fire with fire” by control burning downwind from the fire to rob it of fuel.

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Posted in: Toyota begins building smart city near Mt Fuji See in context

However, the project is off to a bad start if it's going to be build on farmland, or worse, forested/natural land.

I understand your concern, but there isn’t much arable land at the base of Fuji. Around the Susono/Gotemba area, there are only small patches of farmable land where locals grow tea or rice for small-scale production. The rest is gravel and rocks on steep hills. Toyota has their main test track, and the army, their artillery range at the base of Fuji for that very reason. It’s not suitable for agriculture or urbanization.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

If your fixation on bamboo and nomenclature is at all representative of SK’s basis for their claim; well it’s no wonder they refuse to settle at the ICJ.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

'Takeshima' literally means: bamboo island 竹島, but there is no bamboo in Takeshima.

By that logic, the Korean claim is bunk as well. Dokdo “独島” literally means “solitary island.” But it is part of a group of islands and not solitary at all.

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Posted in: Japanese airman, U.S. instructor killed in training jet crash in U.S. See in context

It's not a short-term tactical training exchange program, he was learning to fly a fighter jet from scratch in the US.

Ummm, yes... The entire point of the program is to have Japanese fighter pilots attend and graduate USAF flight school to enhance interoperability for future joint operations. The Marines, Army, and Navy all have similar programs, where SDF NCOs and officers attend US military schoolhouses.

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Posted in: Japanese airman, U.S. instructor killed in training jet crash in U.S. See in context

Meaning the JASDF pilot trainee was getting his basic flight training in the US for some unknown reason.

It’s part of an exchange student program to enhance interoperability. When I was active duty, we had JSDF junior NCOs live and work with us as part of the same exchange programs.

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Posted in: Police officer found dead in apparent suicide See in context

I bet it made reference to institutionalized bullying within the police force and named the perps too. Hence, "quickly hide that Taro-san, we don't want those dirty little secrets leaked"....

Although I understand your suspicion, his suicide could have been for a number of reasons, job-related or not. Maybe he had crippling debt, girlfriend dumped him, secretly gay, or any other personal reason is not something the deceased or the relatives of the deceased would want to be made public.

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Posted in: Police officer found dead in apparent suicide See in context

@Brian Wheway

I’m not sure. Why do some people go out in the woods to kill themselves. People who are about to put a gun to their head usually aren’t thinking straight.

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Posted in: Police officer found dead in apparent suicide See in context

How did no one hear a gunshot inside a police station?

Because although gunshots are quite loud, the sound frequency does not travel well through walls, etc. He may have also used any number of items from a bottle to a pillow or even just pressing the muzzle firmly against his head to muffle the shock wave, which is the loudest part of a gunshot.

The .38 cal revolvers Japanese cops use would sound like a balloon popping or someone banging some wooden blocks together from 30yards away anyways.

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Posted in: The superspreaders behind top COVID-19 conspiracy theories See in context

How about the CCP who claim that the US brought the virus in the 2019 military games tournament in Wuhan.

You know, the same CCP who’s top doctors and virologists seem to be catching sudden cases of disappearing or suiciding...

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Posted in: Which music from the past 70 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now? See in context

In 100 years, I’m guessing some form of brain-wave link AI will generate music on demand based on the user’s mood, complete with a recall function that can replay songs that the user wants to hear again.

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Posted in: Which music from the past 70 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now? See in context

In 100 years, people will be like, “humans actually made music 100 years ago? Not the Music Generator App? Sounds like a lot of work.”

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Posted in: Tennessee governor: Transgender athletes will 'destroy women's sports' See in context

I find it incredibly hard to believe that transgender persons would fake it just to succeed at sports, and furthermore, what incredibly small percentage of transgender persons are elite athletes as well.

In Connecticut, where transgenders have been allowed to compete against women since 2018, women’s track sports have been dominated by (biological male) trans athletes. Men with track times that wouldn’t even qualify them for the men’s team are taking the top slots in women’s track.

https://youtu.be/-BuV-s1SYLk

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Posted in: Tennessee governor: Transgender athletes will 'destroy women's sports' See in context

Wait, isn't this progressive? 

Feminist have supported this idea. Why not give them what they want? 

Real feminists, not the gender-politik SJWs, have been protesting this move for decades, because it denies women gender exclusivity. Like I said earlier, this is not about post-op transsexuals. This is about biological males who “feel” like women.

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Posted in: Tennessee governor: Transgender athletes will 'destroy women's sports' See in context

Consider that in motor sports or any sport that uses a vehicle (cycling, skiing, bobsled, etc) there are very strict rules on vehicle dimensions, engine displacement, wheel radius, even fuel capacity. This is done to ensure fair play. If a male boxer fought a female boxer of the same weight category, it would be like a Silvia vs a K-car.

I would lean towards allowing post-op transsexuals to compete in women’s sports, but the executive order signed by Biden mandates that individuals must be allowed to compete in the gender category they “identify” as. So a fully biologically male can now compete against women.

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Posted in: Tennessee governor: Transgender athletes will 'destroy women's sports' See in context

I find it weird that those who support feminism have not been so vocal about this. Either that or the media is trying not to broadcast their opinion.

Real feminists are being quite vocal, but the media isn’t giving them a platform.

https://savewomenssports.com/

https://youtu.be/-BuV-s1SYLk

https://youtu.be/ypwJXNCE4_Y

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Posted in: Japanese submarine, Hong Kong ship collide off Shikoku See in context

InspectorGadget

Part of the training may very well have been shadowing larger noisy ships. But given the secretive nature of submarine operations, we may never know the truth.

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Posted in: Japanese submarine, Hong Kong ship collide off Shikoku See in context

There was obviously a lot of negligence in play, and I expect to see the commander and possibly the fleet admiral’s head roll for this one.

I’m not a submariner, but from what I understand from the news reports and my limited knowledge of submarines, when a sub is surfacing, it loses most of its steering capabilities and pretty much only go up. The sub was training in an area with uncharted seabed and surfaced for safety reasons but was too late to avoid the ship.

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Posted in: Ex-head of McDonald's, Apple units in Japan arrested over domestic violence See in context

BTW I thought Eiko was a woman's first name.

Eiko with a short O and 子 suffix is a woman’s name. Eiko with a long O and suffix such as 光、幸、甲、功、etc, are male names.

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Posted in: Ex-head of McDonald's, Apple units in Japan arrested over domestic violence See in context

If this was about money, the victim usually opts to settle out of court. If brought to criminal charges, the victim usually does not get compensated unless a additional civil suit is approved by the court.

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Posted in: Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, will step down as CEO See in context

Maybe then, Amazon workers will get bathroom breaks.

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Posted in: Do you think China is a military threat to Japan? See in context

China isn't a threat to anyone who isn't threatening China.

China feels threatened by democracy, free speech, and Winnie the Pooh...

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Posted in: Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake See in context

@wraither

Hey, don’t let it go to waste...

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Posted in: Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake See in context

Who comes up with these ideas lmao

Probably Dave Grohl himself.

The FF are well known for helping promote local brands and musicians. Even going so far as to scout out indies bands to play the opening act for their concerts. Many indies bands have gotten major label contracts as a result.

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Posted in: 3 men found dead inside tent in Chiba forest See in context

This time of year is great for duck hunting, I usually go for a few days every winter, but you need to collect any shells or cases afterward as per the Japanese laws.

You don’t have to collect “all”of them, just a reasonable amount so the cops know you are using your gun, and not stockpiling. Score cards from a target range will also suffice.

I see shot shells littered all over the mountains around my house.

This time of year is also deer and boar season. Happy hunting!

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Posted in: 3 men found dead inside tent in Chiba forest See in context

Carbon monoxide is heavier than oxygen. If you plan on using any combustion-based heat source in your tent, buy a tent with vents along the bottom edges. Most newer model compact tents only have vents on the top, it can lead to a false sense of security.

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Posted in: Kono calls U.S. Capitol riot shocking; yearns for 'good old days' See in context

The title is intentionally misleading and doesn’t include the actual context until the final paragraph, far past the point where the Internet age attention span reads to.

Kono fondly recalled his Washington days, when Democrat and Republican lawmakers were friends outside the legislative halls.

So basically, all he said was, “I remember when I worked in Washington. The Dems and Reps had their differences, but were good friends outside of the capitol.”

Somehow this makes him all that’s wrong with society and democracy.

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Posted in: Ex-SoftBank worker arrested over alleged illegal transfer of 5G info See in context

AU is offering the lowest rates.

KDDI/Okinawa cellular = AU

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