First - 10 CFR Part 52 - that is a US specific governing policy not a global one.
Second - The planet will be fine with whatever happens. It’s humankind that will primarily feel the impact and suffer the consequences of climate change. The irony is not lost due to humankind being the primary manipulators of such.
Be it nuclear or otherwise, or be it with or without the presence of humans, this rock will continue its journey around the sun.
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I can’t believe the misinformation spewed among the comments here. The Osprey isn’t any worse than most other rotor wing aircraft when it comes to safety. Here’s just one example: In the 33 years since the Osprey started flying, 51 service members have died in crashes. In the first 33 years the H-60 Black Hawk flew, more than 180 American service members and civilians died in non-combat-related crashes. Fear-mongering is unbecoming. Accidents happen with any and all aircraft and motorized equipment, but to say that the Osprey has the worst safety record of any aircraft is false and an outright lie.
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Well let’s see, according to other articles here and other publications, corporations are recording record profits all the while receiving subsidies on a never before seen volume. Then they are now being offered additional subsidies should they increase wages. How about this instead, reduce subsidies currently being received unless wages are increased in relation to the record profits that are rolling in?
Mr Kishida, nice try on attempting to buy an increase in approval ratings, but until you get big business to come around, it will be all for nothing.
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And, as envisioned in the American constitution, what if it is the government itself that is the one acting criminally against the people?
The obvious seems to continually evade you. This is not the US, this is Japan. There are plenty of other forums on a plethora of platforms that would allow you to post on that debate.
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jeffyToday 11:11 am JST
*Did this person not know that Japan has laws that prohibit individuals from possessing firearms? Who could have ever imagined that a person who wished to engage in a criminal activity would flaunt the law! What is this world coming to! *
And the prohibition on firearms is obviously not enough. Just recently a monk attacked a woman with “a knife or something similar.” Where was the public outcry to get legislation passed which prohibits knives and similar things? Apparently everyone approves of such acts. What insanity!
Your use of rhetoric in comparing this case to current shooting incidents in the US is not missed by even the most naive of readers here. As you probably well know, any legislation pertaining to the ability to obtain, possess, or operate firearms in Japan was initiated probably before Mr. Suzuki was even born. That said your argument becomes irrelevant by attempting to make a comparison of three completely different debates, and therefore also irrelevant to this particular article.
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Instead of additional tax breaks for corporations, how about making those corporations ineligible for current breaks should they refuse to increase salaries?
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I can’t believe the misinformation spewed among the comments here. The Osprey isn’t any worse than most other rotor wing aircraft when it comes to safety. Here’s just one example: In the 33 years since the Osprey started flying, 51 service members have died in crashes. In the first 33 years the H-60 Black Hawk flew, more than 180 American service members and civilians died in non-combat-related crashes. Fear-mongering is unbecoming.
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wallaceSep. 23 01:22 pm JST
Trespassing is not enough of a criminal charge to get deported.
Umm but it is enough to get you 3 years in prison and a ¥100000 fine.
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Here’s what I don’t understand. There are a plethora of articles on how Japan is trying to reduce the population of Tokyo and get folks to migrate out of the city and into rural areas. If this is true, why would you build more at the expense of history, environment, and peoples desires just to foster in a project that encourages growth and a reason for population increase? It’s like encouraging already struggling people to have kids but raise the price of food….oh wait….
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TrevorPeaceSep. 5 06:22 pm JST
One might think that all the Okinawan government needs to do is promote to its citizens the idea of turning their backs on American military personnel and refusing to acknowledge or serve them when they're off-base. But, of course, there's too much cash involved. And we certainly can't have the prostitutes going out of business.
Because it’s the average joes fault that they were given orders there. Seriously?
The cash brought in from the US is nothing compared to what the GOJ pays Okinawa to house the bases located there. In fact, China brings in more cash to Oki than the bases do. A quick trip down the western coastline will provide evidence of this.
Prostitution has long sense been off the table. If your going to play that card, you better check the locals down in Naha on that before throwing any Military under the bus.
I implore that you educate yourself with facts prior to posting blatantly fictitious and ignorant responses to the matter.
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I can’t believe how much misinformation there is in the comments. I was going to quote, but the sheer mass of it would take forever.
So just a few points to address.
It is NOT A NEW base. Simply an addition to Camp Schwab, which has been in existence in some form or another since post WW2.
The live reefs of Oura Wan bay (where they are filling) have been dead since the late 80’s at least. I’ve swam and dove there.While 1/3 of the entire population of Okinawa are against the relocation to Henoko, the results from Nago (where Henoko is), voted overwhelmingly in FAVOR of the plan. I know, I live here.
-Whoever referenced the 50’s needs to get a clue and do some reading before they post again. It’s not even worth correcting that timeline.
-It’s easy for those on the outside to look in and throw their two cents in, but for those of us that have been here since the 70’s & 80’s the concept of shifting baseline syndrome is a reality.
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I don’t have an issue with the protests, but if your gonna pipe off you better bring an alternative solution to the table, otherwise your intended impact falls short
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You have a better chance of being radiated by eating a few bananas or flying over the Pacific than you do from eating fish from Fukushima. Calm down .
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rainydayToday 09:37 am JST
Spot on assessment! The Angels were not offered anything of worth that trumped the value of a possible wildcard run. The slim chance of that run in addition to gain of perceived loyalty to their players is worth more than any of the crap that others were willing putting on the table.
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Well, any idiot should know that when a ship passes between two countries that are close together, it will naturally be close to them. Russia is doing nothing wrong here. Japan is just uppity because they know Russia will never give back the northern islands, nor should they. The JSDF says their ships are monitoring the Russian ships, but in alternative semantics this means Japan is egging Russia on, ;probably because they know Russia's hands are full in Europe.
Well any idiot would know that “between Miyako and Okinawa islands” is not two countries but within the boundaries of a single prefecture of one country ummm that country being Japan.
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Federal Government has no place in social issues and should concern itself with infrastructure and national defense as originally intended. The fact that they turned it to the States is actually how it should be. Now if we could just get that same action on so many more policies, we could get the American experiment back on track.
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The report, which tracks progress toward gender equality in the fields of the economy, politics, education and health, noted only 10 percent of Japan's parliamentarians and just 8.3 percent of ministerial positions were held by women. It also noted the country has never had a female prime minister.
Umm why so selective? Why is less than the top 1% of career fields taken into consideration? Why not ALL fields of employment? Why not include trades and industry? Do you seek equality or superiority?
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Guess I won’t be watching Netflix again…
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