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Posted in: 30 U.S. special forces, 7 Afghans killed in copter crash See in context

Breitbart,

deaths you would like to attribute solely to the US. No, you have no reason to make such an obtuse charge, I've said nothing like that.

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Posted in: In memory See in context

Does anyone know who thought of those paper lanterns? Beautiful! An artist.

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Posted in: 30 U.S. special forces, 7 Afghans killed in copter crash See in context

Breitbart,

The support of non-Muslims like spidapig and nattotoday?

Your panache for making unsubstantiated claims . . . do you really call yourself an American? I believe they have higher standards.

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Posted in: Ishihara says Japan should conduct simulated nuclear weapons tests See in context

Japan needs to send a message that it could possess nuclear weapons any time. We have a huge stockpile of plutonium.

I thought there was no link between peaceful nuclear energy usage and weapons?

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Posted in: 30 U.S. special forces, 7 Afghans killed in copter crash See in context

Breitbart,

A child of ten can fully understand the message.

Do you know what the number of American casualties vs. the number inflicted?

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Posted in: Ishihara says Japan should conduct simulated nuclear weapons tests See in context

This guy is certifiably insane.

why, because he wants to defend his country? in america that is called being patriotic

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Posted in: U.N. chief arrives in Japan as nuclear crisis simmers See in context

I wanted to come to Japan as soon as possible after the tragedy of 11 March

thanks for hurrying over here

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Posted in: Japan scientists coax sperm from stem cells See in context

Now they just need to coax a bit more sperm from the men.

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Posted in: Yoko Ono says Japan should look to geothermal energy See in context

Who can forget after 3/11, on every channel in Japan nuclear experts promised that it was not a meltdown. In America, in those crucial days after 3/11, nuclear experts like Margret Harding (former GE), appeared on CNN and said that a major disaster was not going to happen . . . so are were these nuclear engineers incompetent or lying?

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Posted in: Yoko Ono says Japan should look to geothermal energy See in context

Yoko Ono is a spokesperson for a concern, what is wrong with that? The nuclear industry always has spokespeople who aren't always engineers, and they prove time and time again that honesty, accuracy, and concern for the well-being of local citizens are secondary to profits.

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Posted in: Japan to continue nuclear plant exports See in context

@hatsoff ? MOX needs to be described as nasty? If you actually read through the materials for elementary school children, which I don't think you did, you might -- given your love of the word nasty -- find it objectionable that MOX is presented as safe to use, as a renewable source of energy, and there is no mention that MOX has not reduced the use of uranium by even 1%. Oh, and how are future generations going to store the waste from MOX? If you do not like MOX and you do not find this objectionable, then yes, you really should go back to school.

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Posted in: Japan to continue nuclear plant exports See in context

@ hatsoff MOX is not nasty according to MEXT, check out the lovely curriculum designed for elementary school children. You might notice a bias in the information: http://www.atomin.go.jp/reference/atomic/plutonium_science/index06.html

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Posted in: U.S. credit rating cut for first time ever See in context

time to legalize pot

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Posted in: Japan to continue nuclear plant exports See in context

I weep for the future.

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Posted in: Record high radiation reported at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Cricky,

Where are the media? Where are the reporters?

Try reading the Japanese version of the Asahi Newspaper on a daily basis -- though gagged by the press club they have been on top of the stories since 3/11. Just say the word Asahi Newspaper to any right-leaning (by Japanese standards) and observe the blushing and revulsion.

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Posted in: Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga campaigns against nuclear power See in context

JeffLee is right. And Monju isn't just a domestic issue -- a government energy/business plan to export a technology (FBRs) that can fabricate plutonium to unstable countries like Jordan, Vietnam (deals on the table) is a global issue.

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Posted in: Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga campaigns against nuclear power See in context

On the IAEA website at 2 pm on March 14, the report read that the reactors "were in a cold shutdown state", these reports went through Tepco and NISA.

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Posted in: Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga campaigns against nuclear power See in context

USNinJapan2

Sorry, just had to run down the store for a bag of Kirin Grapefruit Chu-his.

What's wrong with polemics? --Good point, in keeping with my hero Christopher Hitchens, polemics are certainly more engaging than the dull meanderings of reality.

If you were Sayuri Yoshinaga, would you feel that you knew enough about the issue of nuclear power generation in Japan to speak intelligently on the subject with any authority? -- Is she an authority? I don't think she claims to be an authority on nuclear issues. And in a democracy, and in regards to basic questions about energy, should not average citizens be able to express their views? Certainly the nuclear industry in Japan has set a low standard with flat-out lies about the risks of nuclear energy (as published in school curriculum for elementary students in Japanese through MEXT).

That is to say, who in your view can talk about nuclear issues? Take for example the first couple of weeks after 3/11 -- on every Japanese news station nuclear experts promised that there was no risk of a meltdown, and that the evacuation zone was adequate. Had these nuclear experts consulted with the TEPCO plant manager on March 12 (who was pumping seawater from an early stage) or if NISA wasn't compromised, then proactive measures could have been taken that may have greatly reduced the damage. That is to ask -- in hindsight, what nuclear expert should have been trusted?

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Posted in: Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga campaigns against nuclear power See in context

USNinJapan2, I am curious, in your view who can speak about nuclear issues? And why do you insist on dividing the issue into polemics? For example, I am not anti-nuclear. I love the benefits of caesium in my windows, but I don't like Tepco-ish regulation that has caused yet-to-be-told cancer cases in children living near the Fukushima plant.

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Posted in: Record high radiation reported at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Johannes, I have heard that there is little information on internal radiation -- as in there has been little research on the effects of radiation internally where as the effects of external radiation are based on past events . . . obviously I don't know much, do you know where I could read more? thanks

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Posted in: Record high radiation reported at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Osakadaz, thank you for the link, an interesting although totally frightening article--you seem to have the Japanese prowess--would you be so kind as to translate the article? Intelligent coverage (in English) about radiation from Fukushima is so meager at this point.

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Posted in: Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga campaigns against nuclear power See in context

Dennis, you forgot to mention the daily chores of learning the names of new isotopes and budgeting for the future clean-up, the nuclear industry is not paying for that, we are.

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