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Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows See in context

One thing I have learned by working for an airline is that passengers make very poor witnesses. The woman claiming that the flight attendant was in a panic was probably mad because the FA wouldn't let her take her carry-on down the slide.

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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors: Haunted 70 years on, determined to remember See in context

@yamashi, based on that statement then the war didn't end until 1974 when Teruo Nakamura surrendered in Indonesia.

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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors: Haunted 70 years on, determined to remember See in context

@Jane, The commander of Unit 731 was actually given immunity becase the US thought his knowledge was invaluable for their own germ warfare program.

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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors: Haunted 70 years on, determined to remember See in context

Of course the Declaration didn't mention the Emperor, I said that it was DELETD by James Byrnes And I usually don't get into the right and wrong about it. Because I'm in the minority here that believes that it did in fact end the war and save lives. I have no doubt that Japan dithered because they were hoping to get more favorable conditions of surrender. I think Suzuki probably did want to end everything but if he appeared as a defeatist he would probably be assassinated as others were. His statement that 'Potsdam has nothing for us' was intercepted by US intelligence and probably a driving force to use everything and prepare for an invasion.

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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors: Haunted 70 years on, determined to remember See in context

I first saw this statement at the Yashukan museum at the Yasukuni Shrine and then started to research it myself. I suggest starting with Joseph Grew and the Committee of Three and see what you find. If you are anywhere near Yasukuni you can see it for yourself. It's in big letters and quite obvious.

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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors: Haunted 70 years on, determined to remember See in context

The Potsdam Declaration had originally offered Japan the chance to retain the Emperor as part of a constitutional monarchy. This was deleted by Truman's friend and Sec'y of State James Byrnes, and of course rejected by Japan. If this part had not been removed there's a good chance that the war would have ended in July and the atomic bombs would have never been used.

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Posted in: Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings in U.S. See in context

In McVeigh's case, just killed 168 people. But it was a traffic stop that caught him. Why would any fool run for an outstanding parking ticket? The point is, is that there is no routine traffic stop anymore. Several cops are killed every year with what begins as a routine traffic stop.

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Posted in: Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings in U.S. See in context

The Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was also stopped for a broken taillight. Not defending the cops actions but you have no idea what somebody may have just done when they take off running.

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Posted in: Black box recovered from Airbus crash site in French Alps; 150 dead See in context

I'm thinking it is something more serious that decompression. Whenever the cabin pressure rises above approx. 10,000 feet, an alarm will sound. And the first action is don the O2 mask and establish radio communication. That's also part of the pre-flight inspection. @Mark, napping pilots, not hardly. Napping pilots usually fly past the airport or don't descend on schedule. If the crew became incapacitated I'm guessing smoke in the cockpit and they weren't able to get their PBE's on in time. But with smoke in the cockpit usually you will smell it before you see it and can prepare.

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Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl See in context

Where is Vito Corleone when you need him.

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Posted in: Ichiro says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal See in context

Only 28 MLB players have ever reached 3000 hits. ARod is only 61 shy himself. Ichiro obviously wants to get 3000 hits but as the 4th outfielder will not get the ABs needed this season. Had he retired after last season he could have had a record all to himself. No MLB player has ever averaged 200 hits per season for an entire career. That to me is more of an achievement than 3000 hits.

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Posted in: Marlins announce 1-year deal with Ichiro See in context

Ichiro is a definite first ballot Hall of Famer regardless of getting 3000 hits. In addition to his hitting he was an excellent fielder with a great arm. If he had retired this past season he could have achieved something that has never been done, to average 200 hits per season for an entire career.

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Posted in: Marlins announce 1-year deal with Ichiro See in context

Not sure if Miami was the best place for him to go, the Marlins have a pretty solid outfield. I see him having less at bats than last season and leaving him short of 3000 hits. Even if he batted .284 again this season, he would need 550 ABs to get the 156 hits he needs. That isn't going to happen.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 7-year jail term for man who slashed two AKB48 singers See in context

Must be pretty important that he was unemployed, since the short article mentions it twice.

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Posted in: MLB average salary exceeds $3.8 million See in context

Babe Ruth's highest salary was $80K. When asked how he felt about making more money than the President he replied "I had a better year."

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Posted in: 18-year-old youth gets 15 years for murdering grandparents See in context

Wow, now there's a mother you can love.

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Posted in: Kuroda to rejoin Hiroshima Carp See in context

Kuroda wore number 18 with the Yankees and Dodgers, and number 16 with the Carp. IMO the best pitcher from Japan to play in MLB, and that includes Nomo.

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Posted in: Otani cutting his teeth in Japan but MLB beckons See in context

I hardly consider the MLB team a bunch of All-Stars. More like a group of players that had nothing better to do. Nunez batted all of .250 last season with 4 HRs and 24 RBIs.

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Posted in: First Japanese passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out See in context

Misleading headline. Japan has never produced a passenger jet. Even the article says the YS-11 was a turboprop.

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Posted in: Darvish strikes out 12 in Rangers' 2-0 win over Nationals See in context

Dice-K also had a win last week in his first start of the season. Had an RBI single, too.

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Posted in: Cubs beat Yankees to snap Tanaka's win streak at 34 See in context

Tough loss for Tanaka. But you won't win many games when your team only scores one run. I have little faith in Girardi's ability to put together a line up. I'm an Ellsbury fan but he's been in a slump for nearly 3 weeks now, give Ichiro a chance! And I agree, those 2 assists on the bunts were pretty amazing.

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Posted in: Who are your favorite fictional detectives of literature, film or TV? See in context

I'm also a big Columbo fan. I liked his later shows the best. And I thought his dog was a basset, not a beagle.

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Posted in: Kyoko Fukada stars in remake of 'The Stewardess Cop' See in context

Add that to the things you can do on a 24 hour layover. Shopping, sightseeing, solve a murder mystery.

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Posted in: U.S. activist barred from Taiji Whale Museum files suit See in context

@paul, it does say that he's determined to take the dolphin to a more natural habitat. It's the paragraph right above the one you quoted. For what he means by that is anybodys guess.

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Posted in: U.S. activist barred from Taiji Whale Museum files suit See in context

@Patricia, just curious if you protest and boycott every circus and every zoo.

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Posted in: Tanaka shuts out Mets to improve to 6-0 See in context

@ricky, of course they will eat him alive. In NY, you're only as good as your last game. Btw, was nice to see Dice-K pitch the previous day and get a win in long relief. Hope he has a couple good seasons left in him.

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Posted in: Tanaka shuts out Mets to improve to 6-0 See in context

I hear what you're saying, but Jeter has been a valuable part of baseball for 20 years. In a sport that has been tainted by PEDs, he has been scandal free.

In todays broadcast they mentioned how Tanaka saved the final game of the J-series with no rest. The starting pitcher threw 7 scoreless innings The only time that game was in doubt was when Tanaka came in, giving up 2 hits and 2 long fly ball outs. The manager later remarked that Tanaka said he was fine to pitch. I'm pretty sure that if he had donated a kidney in the morning, he would have said he was fine to pitch in the evening.

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Posted in: 9 reasons why Japanese men hesitate to say 'I love you' See in context

10) They haven't paid for the room yet.

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Posted in: Tanaka shuts out Mets to improve to 6-0 See in context

Congrats Tanaka-san on your first MLB complete game, first shutout, and first hit. You had as many hits today as Derek Jeter, and unlike Jeter you actually hit the ball out of the infield.

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Posted in: Clippers owner banned for life over racist remarks See in context

Are these the same CNN guys who said that aliens were responsible for the disappearance of MH370? I'd be happy that Mrs. Sterling got the team, or anyone but Oprah.

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