I guess we should remove toy guns from the arcades then, since they are not toys and may somehow actually kill someone.
Sorry but no one forced anyone to touch the gun and kids can't come on base without adult supervision.
Yeah what an outrage.
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Not that I'm on TEPCO's side, but what about the construction company that actually built the tank. What are they saying?
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You have obviously no idea how radiation works. This isn't hollywood, It takes a severe amount of radiation to kill someone quickly and it takes a small amount to give them cancer, affect fertility and other issues.
Birth issues? Most likely too early to tell, especially in a country where population declining, for gods sakes how many babies you think they are making up there? Would you make a baby there? Cancer cases? Already popping up.
"They point out that thyroid cancer cases were not found among children hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident until four to five years later."
I dont think its complete doom and gloom, but the threat is very real.You have to be completely ignorant to not believe so.
Last thing Japan needs is fertility issues on a nation who's population is already declining. The article talks about screening over a hundred thousand people. You think they continuosly test these people every day? It'll take more years to see what the total outcome is.
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"Radioactive cesium is a human-made radioactive isotope produced through the nuclear fission of the element cesium. It has a half-life of 30 years, making it extremely toxic." That quote was taken directly from your article you posted.
There are different types of isotopes Jason, some decay fast others don't. The fact that Japan themselves is raising incident level to 3 is proof enough. You also have to take into account that water has been leaking for an additional 12 months now since that article you posted.
Do you think the levels are lower? Do you think the situation has improved?
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I feel like there is more or less no point to even comment anymore.
It seems like the Japanese government and a majority of the Japanese public is content to think that there is nothing going on, and seem willingly ignorant of the fairly obvious truth; that there are 3 nuclear reactors in some state of meltdown, that there could be a massive earthquake anytime trigger an even worse accident, that the current management of this accident seem incapable of being honest, that the current management despite all promises seem to be loosing control even further, that the same people/party who allowed this man-made accident to occur in the first place are back in government and in control of the company responsible,
and so on and so on..
It makes me very sad that I am paying taxes to these people and bills to that company yet I have no voice.
No one cares unless it affects Tokyo... :(
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Japan, it is ok to ask for help.
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American military are held to a higher standard and actions like this put shame to their service and their country. It's just news when a foreigner does it. It takes a twisted or sick murder for a Japanese national to the make the national news.
Where is the news of all community service the american military does? Oh thats right, only the negative makes the news. These service members that do these crimes are severely punished, it's just not shown on the news. The only interesting news pertaining to foreigners is crime. When all you hear is crime and negative news what else is there to think.
I'd keep an open mind and consider both sides of the coin. The question of why the U.S. military is here should be obvious.
Besides Abe wants to modify the Japanese constitution, isn't that a step in the right direction in getting U.S. military out?
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Whats up with Japanese people living with dead people? Is this what's hot on the streets these days?
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OH yah that thing that ended in 1945! Let go of the stupid past its 2013 damn it! Seriously thats why people cant let go and hold grudges against each other because you just see huge military bases placed there and guarded behind words " we are here because of WW2 that happened 70 years ago " might as well make a bill board and put it at the entrance.
And excuse me but i much rather have Yakuza carying a gun that some dumb soldier or civilian who will just blow someones brains out by accident.
Yes that's correct an event that happened 65 years ago or so still affects you today. That's what happens when you lose a major war. Someday the U.S. will leave and someday we'll end up coming back or someone else will take our place like China or Russia. We never truly learn from history because people just can't let go.
Yes, a dumb soldier or civilian will just accidentally blow someones brains out because that has happened here before. You probably have a better chance of dying in some disturbing way here in Japan than getting shot by that weapon.
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