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Posted in: F1 drivers, teams shocked by Bianchi crash See in context

From the NBC site (they broadcast F1 in the US)

However, it [rain] has now hit at the worst possible moment, causing the race to be suspended despite the FIA trying to get an earlier start time. FIA race director Charlie Whiting made his concerns clear to the race promoters, Honda, but the Japanese manufacturer refused to move the time the flag dropped.

As much was being said by the commentators during the friggin' race. Bianchi could barely see the rain light on the car in front of him, much less anything off to the side because of the spray.

Why are you shilling for Japan?

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Posted in: F1 drivers, teams shocked by Bianchi crash See in context

The decision was surely FIA's and not Japan's. Your comment was ridiculous and Japan bashing at its best.

No, your comment was ignorant and ridiculous. Honda, the owners of Suzuka and sponsor of the race, held to a 3 pm start time so that all could arrive on time to see the race, despite two apparent requests from the FIA to start earlier. Japan deserves whatever bashing it gets on this one.

It's even more ludicrous because the fans had been there all day.

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Posted in: Man who beat mother to death in 2008 arrested for beating father to death See in context

I think in some states in US he could have gotten 4 years or less.

Since it doesn't state if he was convicted of murder or manslaughter, your point is moot.

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Posted in: Step in See in context

What's wrong with Foreigners? That's what we are.

Who are these "we" you speak of? You're falling into the mind-pit this kind of sign foments. Too much of this bs happens in Japan, and the defenders of this collective cultural idiocy are just either reactionary exiles from the West living in a Japan they have frozen in time or have a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome. My family may not look Japanese, but we sure as heck are.

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Posted in: Since when was Halloween so popular in Japan? See in context

...and Samhain begins at sunset on October 31st. Thanksgiving in the US has been celebrated, at various times, from June to December, until Lincoln set it in November to give a general "thanks" to the gods. I'm pretty sure nobody is celebrating any harvest above the 37th parallel in late November.

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Posted in: Since when was Halloween so popular in Japan? See in context

Not so..."Halloween" is a bastardization of "All Hallows eve", the eve of the christian feast of "all saints day". Nothing to do with harvest or appeasing spirits.

No, you are the one who is wrong. The harvest festival of Samhain was co-opted and bastardized by Christians.

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Posted in: Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says See in context

star-viking:

On 2/20, 41 Bq/kg I-131 vs. 615 Bq/kg of caesium according to their webpage.

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Posted in: Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says See in context

WilliB:

I-131 is produced from reactor irradiation of Te-130 for medical use, or as a fission product of U-235. It is not formed by natural decay. As you say, "basic science".

Also, I am not making "hysterical claims"; my source is TEPCO and Kanagawa-ken's own data.

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Posted in: Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says See in context

WilliB:

I know what fission is. Do you think they were injecting boric acid two weeks ago for fun? Oh, and that I-131 that is showing up in Kanagawa's sewage sludge this month must have from chemo patients.

Reality check: You're dissembling. You've been called out for posting untruths and you're suggesting I study "basic science", because somehow that will do what, exactly?

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Posted in: Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says See in context

WilliB:

currently no radioactive material being spilled? According to the IAEA FD1 Status Report of 22 December, 60 million Bq per hour of caesium alone is spewing out of reactors 1, 2 and 3. And that's not counting other transuranics. It's an open-air fission experiment. Why would you knowingly spread misinformation unless you are the conspiratorial activist?

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