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Posted in: What do you think would happen to the Okinawan economy if all U.S. military personnel left? See in context

Look at past history please! (Clark Air Base and Subic Bay Naval stations in the Republic of the Philippines). This very same thing happened in 1991 with US Forces leaving the PI and creating a POWER VACUUM that the CHICOMS are taking advantage of right now. The local economies of Clark and Subic were devastated as in the US supported more than 10% of the PI workforce. I can guarantee a similar scenario would happen, however I would hope the Japanese and the US would work out terms beneficial to both the Okinawans, Japan, and the US. Yes the PI recovered, but at what cost?

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Posted in: 3-meter tsunami reached nuclear plant after powerful Japan quake See in context

Reported information is vague? Description conflicts:

Seawall = 4M

Plant= 11M

Tsunami= 3M?

Gage showed no changes. What gage?

Sorry I'm not a basic math kinda guy. Help me out JT.

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Posted in: Aichi woman arrested for mixing human excrement into school lunch See in context

This is criminal!

As stated by Virus, "this has serious repercussions". I recall in the early 90's an outbreak of E.coli in the U.S. West Coast that killed "4 CHILDREN" and sickened approximately 1000 people. I believe the cause in that case was due to negligence on the part of the food handlers and processing of beef patties, but since then inspections/recalls from the USDA were greatly improved. Unfortunately people died, this could have been devastating to this community! Good job Principal for putting your kids first!

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Posted in: 58% of Americans believe U.S. democracy in danger of collapse: poll See in context

American democracy is noisy, messy, and violent. Americans tend to forget their violent history and how much American democracy over time has prevailed in far worse events in comparison with current events. American democracy will prevail and continue to be noisy, messy, and violent.

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Posted in: TEPCO says Fukushima nuclear plant seismometers were broken See in context

Ah, what does "slid slightly" mean in Nuclear terms...

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Posted in: 176 killed after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran airport See in context

USS Vincennes (CG-49), Iran Air Flight 655? Looks rather suspicious... If anybody remembers this.

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Posted in: Trump slams his 'naive' intelligence services; says they should go back to school See in context

History shows that Hitler didn't listen to his Intel and lost the war. No fan of Hitler or Donny, but are we heading in the same direction as past history? My hope is someone in the US Government has the common sense to make the right choices.

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Posted in: Gov't to test safety of burying radioactive soil in spring See in context

Radiation comes from a radioactive source as in radioactive contaminated soil. Thank you and have a nice day!

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Posted in: Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities See in context

Damn my bad! Sorry wrong button!!!

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Posted in: More bodies, boats believed to be N Korean, wash up on Japan's coast See in context

Looks like a North Korean Naval Vessel.

Sorry couldn't resist morbid dark humor considering these people are trying to escape a totalitarian dictatorship.

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Posted in: U.S. authorities asks Kobe Steel to submit documents on data scandal See in context

Burning Bush this is very serious and cannot be simplified. TumbleDry and Tokyo-Engr have shared some of the some of serious ramifications, but it goes much deeper. Plagiarizing steel certifications that are required to meet stringent worldwide engineering requirements means nuclear power plants, airframes, ships, trains, buildings, and any other thing that requires steel to meet stringent specifications could fail catastrophically.

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS and only beginning...

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Posted in: Video shows car speeding through Shibuya’s scramble crossing filled with people See in context

Black urban assault vehicle, "Yaks" being chased by the Keystone Cops. Looks like something out a movie!

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Posted in: Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant See in context

Look to the Chernobyl disaster to get a timeline for a decommissioning of a meltdown to get a general timeline. Nothing is going to happen anytime soon in regards to this accident. The simple problem is the radiation levels are so high that you cannot get close to what is left of the blown reactor containment. The reactor will be entombed in place waiting for the radiation half life to be spent before getting close enough to safely dismantled. This will be ongoing HUNDREDS of years from now...

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Posted in: U.S. woman arrested over disposal of 100 live bullets at Haneda airport See in context

As long as its not in carry on, secured container in checked luggage, and must be declared at check-in. She probably forgot about the ammo and had no idea about Japans strict firearms laws.

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Posted in: Aircraft, vessels search for missing U.S. sailors See in context

"The container ship's left bow was dented and scraped, but it did not appear to have sustained any major structural damage".

This statement appears to be incorrect. The Crystal appears to have major structural damage to her bow, (a gapping 2 X 4 meter wide hole). The anchor is a good reference for the size of the hole. The anchor is approximately 3 meters or greater in length and size. We have know idea what is going on under the water line.

To armchair quarterback this when 7 seamen are unaccounted for is premature and insensitive to the next of kin who will be notified that there child paid the ultimate price for America.

Let's wait for the official report to come out and see what they say and then pass judgment. Remember this ship is operating in friendly waters and the Aegis system may not have been active at the time of the collision.

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Posted in: How should the international community deal with North Korea? See in context

China is the key to NK. China needs to deal with there "redheaded step child", China could step in remove Kim, put in place a provincial government, and open up the hermit nation to SK and an open economy.

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Posted in: Train driver dozes off between Yokohama and Kamata stations See in context

In the States truck drivers and train engineers are required to maintain Department of Transportation logs of time operating the machine. More than 10 hours of operation without breaks can be heavily fined by authorities. Are there similar regulations in place here in Japan for operational safety?

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Posted in: An identity lost in postwar Japan takes 67 years to reclaim See in context

Excellent story JT! Being adopted myself I can understand her questions of why? Who am I? Where do I come from? It took me years to figure these things out through research and dealing with the U.S adoption legal system. In return I have been blessed with new relations and a deeper understanding of why I am. I never encountered the extreme difficulties of Mrs. Kuroda being that I was born and raised in the US. I am truly grateful to my adoptive parents for the love and support they have given me. I hope the same for Mrs. Kuroda with her new found relatives in the US.

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Posted in: Two men killed in apparent bear attacks in Akita See in context

Moonraker you are correct that this is most likely a protective sow, or territorial male, however there are many documented bear attacks in North America and Asia (Japan), where different types of bears have attacked and partially eaten humans. Bears are in the same family as pigs and dogs and are opportunistic, scavenging feeders. They will not hesitate to take down a human if they appear to be easy prey.

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