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Posted in: What's your stance on countries using nuclear power for their energy needs? Are there realistic alternatives and if so, what is the most efficient way to phase out nuclear power? Or is it here to stay See in context

I think things will change and new technologies will make energy-making different.

I have heard that solar will be the wave of the future. It will not be harvested on Earth. Satellites will collect huge loads of it raw with no atmospheric interference and 24 hrs/day. Then it will be beamed down to Storing plants on Earth. The load will be unreal, and it will be possible to have all sorts of cheap, guilt-free clean electric fun w/o fossils or nukes. The technology for this is supposedly already in dvpment and will be coming online in another decade or two. Or so they say.

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Posted in: Is U.S. military relief effort Operation Tomodachi really about friendship? See in context

Of course propaganda is one part of anything like this, making the US military image good.

But some of the complaining seems like nonsense. Did they really expect a chemical response force from a foreign country to come in and save them? A well developed country, with long experience of nuclear power has a big problem, most of which was created by its own stupidity and systemic problems in the nuclear industry going way back (earthquake notwithstanding), and they want the US military to come in and save the day? That's lame-axx. The US military pulling photo ops is also lame but not criminal and to be expected. I saw us military helicopters descending on unsuspecting isolated shelters with food when no jpns were getting through there and the shelter-ees were understandably glad. Also saw soldiers clearing rubble with their bare hands. Maybe in some locations it was only air support. But it was still support.

The US fleet changing course after the explosion at fukushima got a lot of negative press in Jpn, but really, what would you do? They are not on a combat mission that needs to be accomplished today at risk of everyone dying, they are not under attack from nuclear weapons, the only logical thing to do is get away from the radiation. There was no/ horrible info (and just lies)coming out of Jpn gov and especially Tepco, and a reactor that has a mysterious unexplained breakdown problem just had an explosion. I say changing course and getting away was a good judgement call. They still came, just a little later by a longer route.

Not a fan of US military, but the complaining and criticism reported in this article get two thumbs down from Kittyjump.

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Posted in: NHK to broadcast UK royal wedding live See in context

well, tha tabout sums i tup, saborichan, doosn'tit?

Do they descend from anyone we know, by the way? William, such a common name these days...

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Posted in: NGOs warn evacuees of possible sexual assaults in shelters See in context

Tough for the weak in any situation, tougher when there is an emergency, and living in shelters and family members possibly dead. I hope the women and especially the children take care of themselves.

Those commenting on Japan having "worse" sex crimes problems because of porn, underwear vending machines and women-only train cars are strange and silly. So is my country (US) a country of the worst sex-crimes in the world because there were date-rape counselling services on campus at college? THey were trying to solve a problem. the train cars are trying to solve a problem. Porn and men purchasing womens underwear are not really linkable to actual criminal behavior. Standards and ways of looking at things here are just different (ie, ppl here w/ absolutely no interest in porn and the vending machines also, if they were to think about it, would look at it differently than foreigners commenting here). You have to take everything w/a grain of salt in another country. As for actual crimes, they happen in my country and others' countries as well, so no reason to pick out Jpan.

The position of the women and children up in Tohoku is same as women and children at the time of Katrina, and of all weak ppl in any emergency. Good luck to them.

Moderator: Stay on topic please.

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Posted in: The government is considering the introduction of a new tax to finance the huge costs of reconstruction in the Tohoku region following last month's earthquake and tsunami. What are your thoughts on su See in context

presto is right. this kind of thing is a chance to get an excuse to get more money from ppl, and it'll be hard to oppose it on some levels b/c the emotional reaction to Tohoku's troubles.

If they took all personal wealth of the president mother-ruckeph of Tepco and bankrupted him and did same to a few more top guys at that company, and fired several top nuclear facility inspector ppl working in the government who have let the nuke industry become as it is, and then nationalized TEPCO, they would probably start seeing a profit in a few years.

In any case do that, and I will feel a slight bit better about paying a tax. But business as usual don't go down easy.

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

PS

How bad would things have to get before we could we call it "an afflocalypse of fly-jin"?

Would it be rude of me to imitate a NZ or Ozzie accent and proudly declare myself to be a

"stay-jin"? (stie-jin)

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

I suppose everyone who stayed here or left had their reasons for doing so, just as they have their reasons for doing so every other day of the year when there is no nuclear disaster. You really can't expect someone to go to a foreign country and feel they will have "roots" enough to die there from radiation sickness or aftershocks without spending a very long time there or having some very profound experience there. That just doen't happen to everyone everyday. Their family and friends and culture and everything they know is back home in another country. So good luck to em. Ont he other hand, those staying no matter what are just as likely to do so for shallow reasons as those leaving. Everybody s got their circumstances and their own ways of interpreting and ignoring thier own truth.

That said, today was the first time I hear the word "fly-jin" and that's a mighty good word! I will have to put it to use!

Yes, as otokam or weather said above, easily startled people can be amusing. Just remember, ppl who left w/o giving notice, paying rent, getting their stuff out of the apt etc, it had nothing to do with being gaijin or with nukes. They would have had liklihood to do similar thing if they found a new job w/in this country last minute, just leabe their old one, or if they hadd suddenly decided to get married and move w/in this countyr last minute. ie it shows a certain amount of irresponsibility. When the tunami comes, pure flight is the only answer, but most other times it is important to spend the necessary minutes to acknowledge those around you who are a part of your life however briefly.

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Posted in: Young woman found dead in Fukuoka love hotel See in context

I'm a he.

I see we have to be careful when we write in print to ppl we don't know.

I am not fearmongering nor rumormongering.

"It is naive to think there are NOT..." The operative word was meant to be think. It is meant as a way of living, ie don't be surprised when the worst happens. The Japanese word "kakugo". I do not mean to say there are actually video cameras everywhere. However i have seen videos. Yes they could have been taped by the couple, yes it could have been a purposefully dark rough movie with actors. But. There are so many and they are so bad, I conclude they really are planted by hotel staff, or a previous customer who comes back to their favorite room to get his hidden video. There are also vids of coupld in cars, on the beach in parks etc. Be careful wherever you enjoy yourself, is my advice is all.

SM deaths being fearmongering-- Now that made me laugh!! It sounds like everyone on here is doing violent SM and I came on here to scare them!! Death in general is very very mundanely common. It happens every day many times. We only hear about a small percentage of drownings, car accidents, suicides, and even crimes. I think we really rarely hear about sex deaths that are not crimes, but they happen fairly regularly. In the thousands of deaths that happen each week they are a percentage. This doctor in Tokyo who spent a career as an autopsi-ist for decades wrote a series of books about his experiences which I read a couple of.

Hope I've cleared up any doubts for you. Wouldn't want the fine name of kittyjump soiled!!

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Posted in: Young woman found dead in Fukuoka love hotel See in context

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If you go to a love hotel, do not be surprised if you are taped. In the room. In the act. It is a big business for some of them. It is also probably for fun for some of them. It is also of course not done at some. Just saying, in this day and age it's naive to think there are NOT cameras everywhere.

(of course even if that were the case in this case, the owners would not be forthcoming w/tape as evidence of course, as it would implicate them in crime of taping customers.)

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Posted in: Young woman found dead in Fukuoka love hotel See in context

It says there's some evidence of the other person the cops aren't saying about. Presumably they can think of SM going wrong themselves, and there must be something which makes them think otherwise here. Like maybe she was hanging by her neck from ceiling. I imagine the police see SM deaths fairly regularly. (there are more ppl dying every day than we imagine, they see everything).

btw if it was SM gone wrong, not calling somebody, now they were at a hotel, the woman is supposedly a call girl, calling could mean the guy's marriage, or work go down the tubes. Not hard to imagine ppl running in a situation like that.

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Posted in: Assistant prosecutor arrested for allegedly groping woman on train See in context

@novenachama, honest, et al

I have been groped before at random several times. My reaction ranged from interest and happiness to severe annoyance. It depends on who when and where and what I felt from them. (I'm a guy btw.)

I could not personally imagine wanting to wreck a person's career and face in national press by getting them arrested for a lonely desperate reaching for somebody, or even a horny lascivious reaching. I might feel differently if they were twice my weight and forcing themselves inside my clothing. But still, I recommend trying moving or refusing before getting drastic.

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Posted in: Animal rescue group risks radiation to rescue stranded dogs See in context

Helping the pets is helping ppl.

Ppl who have pets really love them. Suddenly being separated from them and ata a shelter in a disaster, and not knowing if the pets have food, water, is an immense stress. Saw a woman on TV going home and finding her pet had starved to death.

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Posted in: What do you think about Shintaro Ishihara's re-election for a 4th term as Tokyo governor? See in context

Missing from the Question is a story, and most of the foreign commenters don't seem to know the story. My understanding is that he was not going to run. Then after the earthquake he decided he just had to. Love him or hate him, he's not there because he wants to be. In that sense you could say he was not "helped" by the disaster. He's an old guy who probably wants to take a break. No opinion on him but I respect him for taking on a younger man's job out of duty in disaster time.

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Posted in: Two men die after police car chase in Shizuoka See in context

Was that necessary?

(Robert-- I think there are rules like that in US and others but not here)

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Posted in: Small fire extinguished at stricken Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

I've become desensitized.

Worrisome things keep happening. When it is not something new every day, it seems more strange.

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Posted in: Light up See in context

I use only LED and that has knocked down the electricity bill by half!

Really? A house?

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Posted in: Should rumor spreading be a prosecutable offense? See in context

what windandsea said-

Conversely, will the Japanese government and TEPCO executives be subject to the law for withholding or inaccurately reporting news that has affected the health and welfare of the citizens that they are vested with protecting/their customers and neighbors?

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Posted in: Ocean life can handle radioactive leaks, say experts See in context

Really? just, ... really?

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Posted in: Arnie is back, now as animated crime-fighter See in context

“The Governator.”

and

“I think that a lot of times you can actually do more and accomplish more being outside of the system,” he said.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Saw Total Recall on TV the other day (again). He made some good stuff despite being such a weird actor.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for growing hemp in Tokyo park See in context

dumb

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Posted in: Rescued dog back with owner after drifting at sea for 3 weeks See in context

When I heard it, I thought the dog was on wreckage on the beach that then drifted out to sea when tide came in. ie, just a few days b4 being rescued, not 3 wks. I mean, who knows, but ppl can't go w/o water for more than a week, right?

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