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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:03 am


Word is that it was arson.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:35 am

Good thing he did not have a gun.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:52 am

The perpetrator claims kopjiwreighckt violations.

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DocX: FTW.--sparks
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:11 pm

Holy shit. I actually saw this story earlier but it said 1 dead at the time. Now almost 30?
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:49 pm

33 dead now. May rise more
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:13 pm

I fear the building must have been a death trap for him to kill so many with just gasoline.

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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:32 pm

Very sad and tragic. I hope this leads to some improvements in conditions for those working in anime/manga industry. From what I read it's an industry with notoriously shitty working conditions.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:03 pm

So beyond notorious that few can "move out from the parents," and I think there was a voice actress who was eating tissues or something.

Anyways, it appears this was a "death trap" in that they guy set fire to the front of the building and there were no other exits.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 pm

Well, fuck :(

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:57 pm

No other exits? That's crazy. Fwiw, the building where I work has a fire escape on every floor that leads to an outside stairway.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:42 am

Take my words with a scoop of salt since I have not had time to read the Japanese Original, just short reports which may or may not get the details correct. Anyways, the suggestion is that there was one entrance with a spiral staircase which caused everyone to try to run to the roof. Makes no sense to me, and I would not be surprised if there are a lot more details.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:31 am

It's being reported that the building "met fire safety standards" although that seems a bit hard to believe.

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0005883492

Only one exit? (not counting windows)

No emergency fire escape route?
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:29 am

Would seem to me the facts indicate otherwise regarding fire safety per your article:
Building compiled with fire safety standards

The building targeted in the attack was three stories tall and made of steel-framed reinforced concrete. A circular stairs inside the building extended from the entrance where the gasoline was splashed up to the third floor.

The structure allowed fire and smoke to spread quickly, which might have prevented many people from escaping,” a person connected to the fire department said.

Waseda University Prof. Yuji Hasemi, a specialist in building disaster prevention, said: “Gasoline is highly volatile and creates large flames in a short period of time. Fire may have flared up outside the windows on the first floor, reaching the second and third floors quickly. Smoke may have also been lifted by rising air caused by the inflammation of gasoline, spreading throughout the building through the stairs.”

The Kyoto prefectural police believe that most of the 33 victims died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Kyoto City Fire Department and other sources, the building was constructed in 2007 and was not equipped with a sprinkler or indoor fire hydrant. "Bing Bong!" However, the structure is categorized as an “office” under the Fire Service Law and therefore was not required to have such installations. Because offices would not be so rude as to combust.

When the department conducted an on-site inspection last October, it confirmed there were no problems with the building as fire extinguishers and emergency warnings had been set up in accordance with the law.Speech
it appears the "standards" are just words without a relationship to reality.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:01 pm

CYA is in effect.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:04 pm

勿論。

でも、[ダメ!--Ed.] unfortunately it is things like this that are necessary to change such stupid rules.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:39 am

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:38 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:27 am

Follow up from an issue nearly two years ago: Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students with non-black hair to dye it, official promises

The lawsuit mentioned previously is still ongoing.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:00 pm

That ramen looks pretty good.

(If the only ramen you've ever had is instant ramen, trust me, it isn't the same.)
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Re: Japan

Post by solely » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:03 pm

Too much salt.