zichi comments

Posted in: Liverpool rout leaves Solskjaer at 'rock bottom' at United See in context

Putting the U back in useless.

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Posted in: 'Friends' actor James Michael Tyler dies See in context

I had nearly 100% prostate cancer. In our previous location, Kobe, the yearly health check it did not include a PSA test for cancer. In our current the test is included in the health check.

In mid 2019 the cancer was discovered. Feb last year I had it removed with a robot op. I was lucky because the cancer had not spread to my bones or organs. Six months or another year, it would have.

New treatments are on the horizon for treating prostate cancer without removing it. Good for the younger guys. I knew someone in their 20's with prostate cancer, so not only us old guys.

I now have PSA tests every three months. Looking good for me.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit Fukushima school opens as memorial to 2011 tragedy See in context

Should have said, just many endless white walls hiding the sites for the contaminated soils. One is at the rear of the school.

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Posted in: Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109 mil in Las Vegas See in context

If Picasso was a master and a genius then everything he created were also masterpieces including his doddles on bits of paper.

What happens with international art collecting and sales has nothing to do with the real art. Investments on capital.

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano María Remedios de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso, made 50,000 artworks in his life. Good he never had to get a Japanese bank account.

If prints are included it’s another 100,000 works.

Picasso had many millions of dollars in real estate equities by the time he died.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit Fukushima school opens as memorial to 2011 tragedy See in context

kohakuebisu

Sorry for my assumption. There is a high school that was preserved much further up the coast at Kesennuma, which looks like a great place to visit, but it was already struggling for funds and calling for government assistance before the pandemic. Damaged communities have enough to be dealing with without memorials weighing on their finances.

https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQODG196GE0Z10C21A2000000/

A stone memorial needs very little maintenance.

If kids are to go on school trips to learn about the disaster, it's more logistically possible for them to visit this site in Namie in Fukushima. Kesennuma is an extra 200km each way. This shows the huge expanse of coastline hit by the tsunami

There is nothing to see. The property is closed off. Please use Google Maps and Google Street to see what the area looks like. Just lots of white walls hiding the contaminated school.

After the Kobe earthquake they built an earthquake museum near the Hyogo Prefecture Museum.

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Posted in: Liverpool rout leaves Solskjaer at 'rock bottom' at United See in context

Time to introduce club fines for the dangerous type of tackle Pogba made on Keita and made to pay their wages while recovering from injury.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit Fukushima school opens as memorial to 2011 tragedy See in context

The fact that the area around the school is full of very large sites with contaminated soil indicates that the government had decided no one will ever live there again.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit Fukushima school opens as memorial to 2011 tragedy See in context

The Update of Fukushima Daiichi NPS

You can also see the difficulty to return to the area.

https://www.meti.go.jp/english/earthquake/nuclear/decommissioning/pdf/20210304_FPCJ_METI.pdf

kohakuebisu

I think Zichi is onto something in that this will cost a fortune to maintain as a monument, so that something smaller would be a better use of resources. 

I did not say it will cost money. It's just abandoned in an area destroyed and also abandoned and full of sites of contaminated soils.

There are many digital records of the area including the school.

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Posted in: Liverpool rout leaves Solskjaer at 'rock bottom' at United See in context

When Salah gets near the goal he comes like a ballet dancer so skilful at turning and bobbing and weaving defenders fall to the ground. A master of his art and might be the best in the world at this moment.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit Fukushima school opens as memorial to 2011 tragedy See in context

The building is a dangerous structure and not safe to enter so it can not be a museum. I am saying it should be demolished because it was destroyed by the tsunami and no one died there because of the quick actions of the teachers, unlike what happened at another school in Miyagi.

Keeping the destroyed school will not encourage former residents to return.

The whole area around the school was destroyed and is now a site for the massive storage of millions of tons of contaminated soil in thick plastic bags and covered with earth and the sites surrounded by high white walls. You can see them with Google Street. The land is no longer suitable for farming because of the salt from the sea water.

You can find the site on Google Maps and Google street and look at photos of the school for yourself.

I do not fearmonger about radiation. You can view the daily radiations levels for yourself. I did not say the area of the school still have levels of radiation.

I said, and which is correct, there are still areas of Futaba with high levels of radiation. Futaba District was divided into three zones. The area which residents could return to. An area which for the time being people can not return to but can visit their former homes but not stay overnight. An area which people will not be able to return to. All people are recommended to visiting that area.

Futaba is not the only location which still has high radiation. There are still many areas with radiation higher the legal limit od 0.25 mirco sieverts per hour. The legal limit on radiation exposure is 1 millisievert per year.

Former residents are not returning to their former communities in great numbers not only because of the fear of radiation but also because the infrastructures, such as schools, hospitals, transport and shops are all lacking. There is no work in the area since the businesses were also destroyed.

Today, if you look on the radiation map, I see in Futaba, but not near the school, radiation level of 2.2 microsievert per hour. In other parts of the Futaba District it is even higher at 5.6 microsievert per hour.

The decommission work did reduce the levels in some areas but not all of it.

Look for yourselves.

https://jciv.iidj.net/map/

Futaba is the area around the nuclear disaster site.

https://futaba-educ.net/english/about-futaba-distric

The government wants all former residents to return so it can claim the nuclear disaster is under control and safe.

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Posted in: Florida's top doctor told to leave meeting after refusing to wear mask See in context

The doctor requested the meeting. In good manners, he should have accepted the mask and worn it. Also his aides.

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Posted in: Tsunami-hit Fukushima school opens as memorial to 2011 tragedy See in context

No students were lost at the school. The building should be demolished and replaced with a stone memorial. Places in Namie have high radiation levels. Some areas will be off-limits for many decades coming.

"Many of the children lost their families in the tsunami, but because of the brave and intelligent actions of the staff at Ukedo Elementary, not one child or staff member from the school died in the disaster. The following day, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant exploded and the town of Namie began its evacuation."

https://real-fukushima.com/projects/ukedo_es/

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Posted in: Liverpool rout leaves Solskjaer at 'rock bottom' at United See in context

Manchester United 0 Liverpool 5. Man U are an utter disgrace. Pogba red-carded for his nasty trackle on Keita stretched off. After Ronaldo the has been should have had one too for this aggressiv cry baby attck on Jones on the ground. Thousands of Man U booed and left the stadium early.

Liverpool were brillant and deserved all of the win.

Liverpool's best game of the season. Man U's their worse.

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Posted in: Chelsea hit Norwich for seven; Man City beat Brighton See in context

Manchester United 0 Liverpool 5. Man U are an utter disgrace. Player red carded.

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Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau arrives See in context

Beaujolais Nouveau (Traditional Red) is not sweet and dry.

Beaujolais Nouveau (Red and Rose Sparkling) is sweet and not dry.

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Posted in: Cheap, abundant renewable energy powers cluster of Quebec data centers See in context

Canada US$0.073/kWh. Japan US$0.246/kWh business US$0,185/kWh. Canada 90% hydro.

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Posted in: U.S. urges N Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks See in context

bass4funk

Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

Well, Biden definitely won't

He still has the next 8 years.

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Posted in: Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting See in context

Baldwin will not spend a single day in prison.

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Posted in: Death penalty sought for ex-nurse over murders of 3 patients See in context

Since 1993, there have been 15 executions for single murders.

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Posted in: Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid in U.S. spurs no influx See in context

TeslaInvestor

@zichi

Many super-rich people are also given a life of luxury without working for it and avoid paying the amounts of taxes ordinary people pay. Like the Pandora Papers.

Children of rich people are living off the fruits of their parents (Or ancestors). I think that is fine. Wanting your child to live an easy life is a motivation for talented people to work hard.

Many of the super-rich have earned their wealth off the labors of others. You think Jeff Bezos earned his $200 billion wealth by himself. His wealth doubled during the pandemic. They do not pay their fair share of taxes by avoiding income tax and paying the lower capital gains tax. Options are not available to most working people. In 2017, Trump paid $750 in income tax.

It is not free money. No one receiving any kind of unemployment, welfare, or social benefits are living a life of luxury. They are struggling to put food on the table and pay the bills.

Lots of people were making more money off unemployment than their jobs thanks to the $600/week Federal unemployment stimulus. Most unemployed people last year were making more than they ever have before.

At the peak of the pandemic, there were more than 20 million unemployed Americans who lost their work and their healthcare. The majority of those people were worse off than when they worked even with the additional money. Tens of millions in foodbank lines. The Federal Unemployment Stimulus was from Trump.

People needed help.

Millions of businesses also received Federal money, including Trump for his Florida club.

18.3 million people were receiving weekly unemployment payments through Jan. 30.

Did you get stimulus checks?

COVID-19 extended unemployment benefits from the federal government have ended. 

https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2021/03/what-to-know-about-all-three-rounds-of-coronavirus-stimulus-checks

If you are fortunate to live without needing any of the benefits then good for you but don't mock others who do. Unemployment and poverty are not fun.

Yes, poverty is not fun. I've been there when I was a child.

I am not mocking the poor. I'm simply stating that it is ridiculous to think most people should be having a life of play and no work. I don't know anyone who would argue that except for trolls.

I do not believe the vast majority of the unemployed are having a life of play and no work. Many are losing their homes for being unable to pay their mortgages and rents.

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Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau arrives See in context

The only point really wrong with Beaujolais are the overinflated prices people are willing to pay. I don't like sweet wines myself.

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Posted in: Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid in U.S. spurs no influx See in context

TeslaInvestor

@zichi

500,000 new jobs were created last month.

Yes, it seems that the free money is running out and those people will need to go back to work.

Yeah, life sucks for most people, but people shouldn't be given a life of luxury and leisure without working for it.

Many super-rich people are also given a life of luxury without working for it and avoid paying the amounts of taxes ordinary people pay. Like the Pandora Papers.

People have to qualify for unemployment benefits and are not just freely available without unlimited time. All modern countries, America, Japan, European countries have unemployment benefits which people are paying into. There are also many other benefits like child credits, benefits for the disabled, and benefits for the long-term sick.

It is not free money. No one receiving any kind of unemployment, welfare, or social benefits are living a life of luxury. They are struggling to put food on the table and pay the bills.

Tens of millions were hit hard during the pandemic. A brother in New York, a sound engineer did not have a single contract last year. Struggled to pay his bills. New York is expensive.

If you are fortunate to live without needing any of the benefits then good for you but don't mock others who do. Unemployment and poverty are not fun.

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Posted in: Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record See in context

All of the covid deaths are from the unvaccinated. 350,000 deaths.

The government says 225,000 deaths.

Government figures only take into account fatalities where the virus was established as the primary cause of death after an autopsy.

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Jimizo

no comment.

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Posted in: You can now buy replica JR train containers to sleep, hang out, or do whatever you want in See in context

Every year in the UK, there is a competition for the best "garden shed" with very interesting and amazing designs and what people use them for. Some from recycled materials. All for less money than these containers.

Nine of the best Shed of the Year winners, a celebration of ingenuity, creativity and classic British eccentricity

https://www.countrylife.co.uk/gardens/nine-of-the-best-shed-of-the-year-winners-to-inspire-you-to-join-thus-celebration-of-ingenuity-creativity-and-classic-british-eccentricity-212832

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Posted in: Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid in U.S. spurs no influx See in context

Blacklabel

people are still living off their regular unemployment and the bitcoin and meme stock investments they made with the extra stimulus checks and the extra $300 per month that Biden gave them to not work. 

Guess you do live in some sort of bubble? The period of unemployment benefits is limited. The $300 additional benefits were started by Trump. Extend by Biden but no longer paid.

There are 3.1 million long-term unemployed. 40 million can not afford basic healthcare.

That money will be dried up by Christmas and by January, its back to work. At which time Biden will be praised for his "job creation" numbers that are really just people going back to work.

500,000 new jobs were created last month.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions See in context

Given that Saudi is a massive exporter of oil they are responsible for massive amounts of greenhouse gases. Like Australia and coal.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding successfully separates and captures CO2 from exhaust gas See in context

Saving CO2 on board a ship carrying coal?

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Posted in: Cheap, abundant renewable energy powers cluster of Quebec data centers See in context

Both Canada and New Zealand have e good amounts of hydropower. Japan is maxed out on that. Also needs a fast internet cable to connect.

Canada's sea cables are mostly west coast.

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Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

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