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Posted in: Fossil fuels causing cost-of-living crisis: climate expert See in context

Fossil fuels, while producing greenhouse gases, created our fabulous lifestyle. Renewables (unreliables) destroyed it. Need to go nuclear if we want abundant energy, comfortable lifestyles, and peace for all people all around the world.

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Posted in: 5 Japanese ‘compliments’ that can sound off to foreigners See in context

Japanese: did you dye your hair?

me: no, I am a man.

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Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

This didn’t happen overnight. The UK began their large-scale investment in fragile renewables back in 2002. The thermodynamic defects of wind and solar are responsible for the increase in consumer costs. So many think that renewables are free fuel but exploiting them is not free at all. Dump them and let robust systems like natural gas and nuclear do their jobs.

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Posted in: Japan signals return to nuclear power to stabilize energy supply See in context

Present Japan government completely ignored risk such as strong natural disaster and military attack to defend vested interest of major power industries who have nuclear plants.

that’s like saying the airlines ignore the Hindenburg and continue to build zeppelins.

“completely ignore the risk of natural disaster.” do you still stand by that? evidence? Fukushima proves that a nuclear power plant can withstand a powerful earthquake. Do you want your great great grandchildren to live in a world without even a speck of ice even on the highest mountain?

go nuclear or go extinct!

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Posted in: Japan signals return to nuclear power to stabilize energy supply See in context

Can’t wait to see how fast they build these generation 3+ reactors. The Japanese are masters of the build and the median time for building their reactors was 3.8 years. We’ll be seeing some small modular reactors as well. Let’s crank them out like sausages.

Kishida has seen the reality of the EU’s intermittent renewables grid and come to the conclusion that it’s a mistaken path for Japan. Bravo Kishida!

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Posted in: Finland's 'partying PM' apologizes for controversial photo See in context

All is forgiven.

never pay blackmail, just own it, baby!

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Posted in: Japan signals return to nuclear power to stabilize energy supply See in context

upgrade to new ones such as: economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR)

ESBWR is a newer improved design (generation 3+ ) from the Advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR).

It HAS design certification from US NRC.

It is the BASIS for BWRX-300 design.

unless you prefer to dismantle our socioeconomic system with unreliables (wind and solar)

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Posted in: Pioneering Japanese woman photojournalist dies, aged 107 See in context

Lived long despite drinking red wine. Probably would’ve lived longer without it

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Posted in: Stars Coffee, anyone? Starbucks successor opening in Russia See in context

Starbucks’s cappuccino is awesome. Much better than the Dolce that I make at home. Workers at Starbucks are always cute and friendly.

This blatant ripoff cannot be tolerated

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Posted in: Prices set to rise in Japan for over 10,000 food items on weak yen See in context

Double digit inflation coming by next year unless they raise interest rates.

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Posted in: Why the Unification Church has become a headache for Kishida See in context

One of their members came to my eikaiwa, and asked me how I react when people say that my children have dirty blood?

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Posted in: Respite for gov't as Fukushima radioactive water accumulation slows See in context

results of my three-second search:

Most scientists agree that the presence of tritium is not a major concern. “The health impact will be almost zero,” said Marks. “We are surrounded by radiation in our daily life, and this release will not affect humans, marine life or the ocean itself.”Apr 13, 2021

https://www.scmp.com › article › w...

Why is Japan going to dump radioactive water from ...

let’s all stop being alarmist. it’s a big ocean so it will be extremely diluted.

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Posted in: British track coach banned for life for sexual misconduct See in context

Women should be blowing the whistle a lot earlier. They need to be taught how to recognize and deal with the actions of hyper-sexual predators.

Larry Nassar? That guy was hornier than a Japanese salaryman.

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Posted in: Role in Japanese war machine made Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb targets See in context

As part of your policy for balanced coverage, are you going to be including a piece on Japanese war atrocities? for example, could we debate whether it was humane for Japanese soldiers to grab Filipino children by their ankles and swing them around until their head made contact with a tree? Maybe younger readers would be appreciative of stories about Japanese soldiers bayoneting Chinese babies that they had tossed into the air.

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Posted in: SDF member arrested over alleged indecent behavior with junior high school girl See in context

She sounds like a little “Horror” herself. That the man alone is getting criticized seems like a double standard.

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Posted in: Keep calm, cut the air con - Japan's energy saving is model for Europe See in context

all this unnecessary austerity when there’s a solution staring us in the face: nuclear power. ramp it up!

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Posted in: Japan industry minister adds role as 'Green Transformation' minister See in context

Look at Ontario’s success and Germany’s failure then decide the correct path.

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Posted in: Japan debates green transformation push with 20 tril yen outlays See in context

Look at Germany to see how well spending half $1 trillion on solar panels and wind turbines “work”. Highest electricity rates in the developed world plus 6 times higher carbon dioxide emissions than mostly nuclear-powered France. A hyper-inflated and irrational aversion to the safest and most powerful form of energy (nuclear) will make our lives miserable and dirtier.

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Posted in: Unions call for maximum working temperature cap after EU heatwave deaths See in context

At least fewer people are dying in the winter. Therefore, overall, climate-related deaths are falling precipitously.

remember, when you sweat you’re losing a lot more than water. You’re losing a lot of minerals. Therefore hydrating with water alone is not enough. you need to replace the lost minerals.

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Posted in: Tech companies racing to prevent young children being left in hot vehicles See in context

I personally would never leave my kids alone in the car even for a minute; for example going to the convenience store. Unbuckle them and escort them into the store each and every time. My Japanese wife would do it all the time.

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Posted in: Amazon Prime Day: What consumers are buying See in context

I never order on prime day as a matter of principle. It gives them a chance to abuse their workers even more

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Posted in: Japan's heatwave continues; Kishida calls for ramp-up of nuclear power use See in context

Start building molten salt reactors that don’t need water cooling and can be sited anywhere.

Go nuclear or go extinct!

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Posted in: Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time See in context

i remember when we used to have tons of NHL fans on here.

What happened?

I presume the low wages paid in Japan have scared off all the North Americans.

MacKinnon is a great leader

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested after hitting and killing 6-year-old girl on bike See in context

First thing I noticed about Japan was the lack of sidewalks. how many unnecessary deaths has that caused? Another thing I noticed was that the cars didn’t really slow down even though you’re walking on the side of the road. I thought they must have some amazing depth perception.

this is the difference between the US and Japan: U.S. drivers are more careful because of the tort system. Just a feeling I got as a pedestrian and as a cyclist in both countries

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Posted in: Shimane Prefecture OKs restart of nuclear reactor See in context

Restart or go back to the medieval lifestyle. Wind and solar are malinvestments, with EROEI (Energy returned over energy invested) of about 5:1. Worse than burning wood! Nuclear has an EROEI of 100:1. Even Canada doesn’t have enough land to support solar and wind. How could Japan? Also, solar and wind are no longer cheap with oil over $100 a barrel and interest rates rising. You can’t make a windmill out of a windmill. Nuclear provides abundant energy without taking up all the land or creating visual pollution. Go nuclear or go extinct.

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Posted in: Japanese society begins to grapple with microaggressions See in context

> Salespeople and others to whom I speak will often direct their answers to him; he'll turn to me and repeat word for word what the person said in Japanese, I'll answer in Japanese, and he'll repeat that back to the salesperson.

Check out the movie bananas by Woody Allen. There’s a scene exactly like this using the Spanish language. It might give you a chuckle

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Posted in: Biden says U.S. would respond militarily if China invades Taiwan; announces IPEF members See in context

China is not dumb enough to provoke the US. We just have to control the Straits of Malacca and their economy will be strangled

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Posted in: Microbe-based faux beef could save forests, slash CO2 See in context

that’s some strange math. methane from cows is only about 3.9% of all emissions. And they do so many other good things like fertilize the land. I’m not gonna eat some fake meat that’s got 39 different chemicals in it. Prepare for an onslaught of misinformation/propaganda about beef in the coming years

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Posted in: Japan's long-term gov't debt may be at worst level of ¥1,000 tril See in context

Inflation Rate today:

Japan: 0.9%

USA: 7.9%

Germany: 7.3%

Spain: 9.8

Argentina: 52%

In short, while people in many countries are losing buying power of their currencies every day, the people in Japan are not.

I have different data for Japan:

Through Feb., year-on-year cpi: 2.7%

Through Feb., year-on-year wholesale prices: 9.3%

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