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Posted in: Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon over U.S. See in context

If the balloon drifted off course then why didn't the Chinese shoot it down over the pacific before it accidentally drifted into US airspace and over sensitive US military installations. Why did the US air force not shoot in down as an incursion over us air space as well as military installations. The USA needs to take on China more seriously and this balloon incident makes the USA look weak.

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Posted in: 2 skiers caught in avalanche found; showing no vital signs See in context

It does not take long to die buried in snow usually from suffocation. The use of transponders worn by each person allows the surviving people to locate the direction and distance/location of the buried person(s). These transponders have been around for years and being prepared for the worst is a good survival method.

https://backcountryaccess.com/en-us/support/faqs-avalanche-transceivers

This paragraph is from "backcountry access's" web site and briefly explains their product.

BCA Tracker avalanche transceivers do not require user interpretation. Instead, the beacon processes the information filters extraneous data, then clearly shows a searcher the direction and distance to the buried victim. While the Tracker is easy to use, practice is essential for a successful companion rescue.

RIP

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Posted in: One way to keep warm See in context

Looks like a typical rush hour commuter train crowd to me.

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Posted in: Mother, holding 2 children, jumps off platform into path of train; all 3 dead See in context

Horrible news.

Did she drag her children with her going off the platform or did the three jump together?

Any news about her husband/father and any family been interviewed?

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Posted in: How accurate are China's COVID-19 death numbers? See in context

Who cares if the government statistics show that there are one thousand or one million deaths related to the Covid virus when your population (China) is over a billion people and the world is at roughly 8 billion people.

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Posted in: Disney's Black mermaid is no breakthrough – just look at the literary subgenre of Black mermaid fiction See in context

A black mermaid is novel at being racially correct ??? The advertising and marketing world has gone overboard with trying to make everything so politically and racially correct in their view regarding ethnicity and diversity in media. I am Caucasian, married to an oriental (Japanese) woman and over the past few years I have noticed that almost all marketing visual imagery in North America and Europe are now biased to the non Caucasian peoples of the world. This is fine in theory but when you look at the racial demographics of the target audience you might think that non Caucasians make up the majority of the target audience which is not accurate. What if 50% of Japanese media depicted non Japanese (Caucasians and peoples of non Asian ethnicity) in their media. The fallout over that would be monumental.

As a test, watch North American and European media (television, movies, printed materials etcetera's) and count how many people in those media are white and non white. You will be surprised. Do the non Caucasians really represent the target market for the products they show in media? The answer is no. Someone is passing around the Kool-Aid and the average "Joe" is drinking it in copious amounts.

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Posted in: Take the hassle out of cleaning your rice cooker with this simple lifehack See in context

Have had two Zojirushi Japanese rice cookers in 30 years. One of them lasted about 20 years. I initially thought the product price was exorbitant but the value is in their longevity and continued great performance. That also goes for the hot pot water dispenser if you and your group drink lot of coffee and tea etcetera's. Cleaning is quick and a no brainer if you have half a brain to start with and know how to use a sponge.

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Posted in: Finding pieces of India in Japan See in context

Ethnic foods taste better when the chef/cook is someone from that cultural cuisine. As far as Indian movies, seen one, seen them all. Too much singing and dancing with huge casts.

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Posted in: 'I like Hitler': Kanye sparks outrage in wild Infowars stream See in context

Acting a real fool. Stop listening and watching any stories about this clown and maybe he will fizzle out, I hope.

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Posted in: Biden administration to provide $2 million to Cuba for Hurricane Ian relief See in context

2 million dollars would not give all those impacted by the hurricane a plate of black beans and rice. It would be interesting to know how much of this aid money will not get to the persons who need assitance and end up in rip off artists pockets.

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Posted in: Brain cells in dish learn to play video game See in context

What about using a method to possibly teach those brain cells a simplified alphabet and number system to learn an idea or concept. Wouldn't that be cool.

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Posted in: Letters of fallen WWII Japanese soldiers found in U.S. See in context

Many soldiers in all wars took and kept souvenirs to show off back home. A business associate of mine has a "Samurai" sword that his father-in-law took from a family's home during the occupation in Japan after the war where he served. I feel that it was very wrong to steal a family's belongings and especially a sword that was probably past down in that family for generations.

Good for Mr. Royal to recognize the value in returning those letters to the families.

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Posted in: Japan to pledge around $30 billion in African aid at conference: report See in context

Yeah right. Any country investing in 3rd world countries to the tune of millions and billions of $$ is not doing it for nothing in return. A friend of mine worked in the oil industry in Nigeria and Angola told me 20 years ago that the Chinese were so prevalent in Angola that it was scary. He told me that the Chinese investments in Angola paid off their ruling government officials to look the other way while China harvested almost all of the natural resources there and shipped them back home. The same for the European nations that raped the Americas for centuries for the natural resources. The USA, France, Portugal, Spain and Britain for centuries have colonized Southern Asia (present day India, Pakistan), Middle Eastern countries, Indochina, Indonesia and the Philippines on the banner of raising the bar of enlightenment to those poor countries who had huge natural resources in oil, food, spices, coal etc.

Japan is no different but a few centuries too late to enjoy most of the riches of those areas. Even the Japanese before WWII were advancing on Eastern Asian countries for raw materials until the USA wanted to stop them for their own gains and used the Pearl Harbor attack (the USA knew the Japanese were going to attack somewhere but they were asleep at the wheel) as a reason to get into WWII in Europe and far East.

The investments are for bribes and cooperation to rape those 3rd world world countries and not for any humanitarian reasons. I'm sure the average Japanese citizen could care less about those 3rd world countries.

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Posted in: Young people eager to have sex, but will post-pandemic hookups bring happiness or despair? See in context

Happiness or despair. There is only one way to find out and it would require a large study group.

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Posted in: Schools pull out of Tokyo Olympic spectator program over virus fears See in context

Get vaccinated and be comfortable to not live in fear.

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Posted in: Police officer's loaded gun, handcuffs found in Osaka convenience store See in context

Ridiculous keystone cop scenario. Terminate his employment. How can you use a toilet and walk out and not feel that you are lighter. In the USA someone would have taken those items and sold them on the black market.

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Posted in: Tech stars quit Silicon Valley as politics, pandemic weigh See in context

My daughter moved to England. My younger son moved north of Seattle. My older son is moving to Florida. I'm moving up to Washington State because California has become incredibly complicated and there's no way you can live here and pay an employee at starbucks $15 an hour and expect them to be able to live in this area unless they live in a ghetto. It's totally out-of-control. I would move to Austin Texas or Seattle in a heartbeat. My rent in a 1 bedroom apartment is almost a home mortgage in another state. No way jose.

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Posted in: German factory races to churn out COVID-19 syringes See in context

My mother 93 years old was just diagnosed with covid-19 and put in quarantine. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I think we will all eventuality get the virus and some of us will survive. Thank you China. Good luck and God bless.

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Posted in: Texas asks U.S. Supreme Court to help Trump upend election in long-shot lawsuit See in context

Trump is an idiot. Look at his business past.

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Posted in: Empress Masako turns 57 See in context

Thank you and happy greeting. Please take care yourself and take care of the people in Japan during this time.

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Posted in: Chuck Yeager, 'Right Stuff' test pilot who broke sound barrier, dead at 97 See in context

Rip Chuck. You were an innovator and I have 2 sons and a daughter in law in aviation and you have been an inspiration to all of us. God bess and thank you for your contribution to aviation.

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Posted in: Brothers aged 6 and 4, left at home alone, perish in fire in Hokkaido See in context

I dont understand leaving your children alone. My j-wife and I always took turns and never left our children alone. RIP little ones.

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Posted in: Woman dies from head injuries after being found on Tokyo street See in context

This is horrifying and makes no sense. Why are we living in this type of world. Doctor doctor can you hear me calling?

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy jumps to death from apartment building in Niigata See in context

Truly sad that at his age he did not want to continue his life. We need to watch our friends, family and children for signs of distress. Life is special and only available for a short time so don't waste it. RIP young man.

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Posted in: Ghosn's accused escape plotters face skeptical U.S. judge in extradition fight See in context

They committed the crime in Japan and outside as well. They planned the crime outside and inside Japan. Why is this a question of who has the ball in their court.

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Posted in: 6,000 premium apples stolen from Iwate orchard See in context

Too bad. I especially love Fuji apples and my late J-wife was an excellent pastry chef. She made strudel or an old fashioned apple pie lightly dusted with cinnamon powder and confectionary sugar with a hot cup of black tea, yum, yum. Hope they find the thieves and make them peel every apple in the jail's kitchen.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl rescued from rubble in Turkey; quake death toll hits 94 See in context

Lucky child! RIP to her sibling that passed after rescue. What about the father?

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Posted in: Finding relief from sleepless nights amid pandemic See in context

I've been unemployed for months, stressed out and can't sleep. I am an insomniac and for a sleep aid I use CBD gummies. They do the trick and they are legal in the USA but why not in Japan? Better than drinking alcohol until you pass out, no hangover and you basically can't die from an overdose either. Japan needs to wake up to the needs of it's population and promote sleep enhancing medicines because everyone is so stressed out and needs relief.

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Posted in: James Bond star Sean Connery dies at 90 See in context

My late J-Wife loved Sean and I too. A gentleman and a perfect 007. None have surpassed him in that role.

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Posted in: Woman beheaded, 2 others killed in French church See in context

I do not understand why some moron beheaded a woman. What the heck is wrong with middle eastern mem.

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