There is quite a difference on what type of face tattoo as well, coming from New Zealand the Moko or Ta Moko (Traditional Maori face tattoo) are not uncommon and come with cultural and historic background I feel these fall into a totally different catagory than having a cartoon character or some words randomly tattooed on the face. I guess both tell a tale of who you are..
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I do hope Nissan have all their taxes in order for this hand out..
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Iraq + Huge oil reserves = Freedom required
Venezuela + huge oil reservers = Sounds like it's a case of Freedom required from them too..
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So you are saying you would be more than happy to be held in detention for something you didn't do, if someone brought false charges against you.. As that is the law, you are guilty until you can prove you are innocent.
For example if I was to report to the police you threatened my life with a gun and said you were going to kill me, then you got arrested you are more than happy to have to prove yourself innocent against my charges, and the police don't need to prove your guilt, as you are by default guilty.
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Saying that wearing a short skirt is inviting someone to touch them, is the same thing as a man wearing an expensive watch and saying he is inviting people to rob him.
The wrong act is totally the actions of the person doing it, and not the fault of the victim.
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I work at a large luxury retailer, and I always cringe when I see the grooming standards guide. To think how much a work place can dictate that for just 40 hours out of a 168 hour long week, how you must look, this isn't just basic grooming, which yes in luxury retail you should be well groomed, but dictating hair length, colour, facial hair goes above that.
For a job like train driver it makes even less sense as they aren't interacting with customers, their role is to drive the train, not woo the passengers.
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Citizen 137,724,456 you must go to reprogramming you are showing individuality, which is totally unacceptable behavior in school. You will also need to spend a whole day in an ever looping chorei as punishment.
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So he has officially been charged for something now? Or still held on suspicions?
I thought bail was for people charged on an offense, but seeking temporary release before any court ruling occurs?
I'm not saying its a bad think he is released at all, it just seems weird to have to post bail against detention when no official charges have been made..
But then this whole 10 day cycle of "new charges" is weird to say the least.
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Interesting link thank you, to be honest I had assumed the perpertual right, but then I hope by the time they "might" need to select one due to Japan's law, things would have changed, with the oldest at 7, that leaves 15 years (Hmm on 2nd thoughts thats not much time for Japanese law reform)..
We will leave that choice to the kids when and if the time comes, once they hit 22. I think both passports have their own power, and it really depends what they want to do..
But then I am hoping they can keep both for as long as possible and think it's silly to need to renounce one countries passport just to please another..
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Hopefully this silly old law changes before my 2 kids need to decide their nationality, luckily even if they gave up the NZ citizenship to please Japanese officials to retain a J passport, as they were actually born in NZ. They could simple just request new passports, they could never give up the fact they were born in NZ, so always have rights to own a NZ passport when they want.
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Apt timing, we were just disucssing how silly the rule for my son's school was that they have to wear shorts only, just this morning. As the weather had turned quite chilly so wanted to avoid the cold (as any sane person would) so both me and my wife suggested he wears his soccer socks, pulled up very high.
Stupid rule by passed I say.
I'd like to see if they want to cover the medical costs if they ban the long socks, as son eaisly gets ear infections and fevers due to those, due to a much narrower nasal passage so a simple runny nose for a normal nose, can easily block and trigger an ear infection for my son. So we aren't just trying to avoid a stupid rule, we obviously don't want the colds to come.
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I see the response as a quiet middle finger to the stupid Japanese law practices that are keeping him locked up without any actual charges being laid.
A way of saying you've not broken my spirit yet, but I am getting a tad bored, could you send a book please..
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"Dude.. stop hogging the mic, it's my turn on the karaoke machine.."
Either that or he's about to bust a sick beat box tune..
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1000 yen an hour is standard minimum wage in Japan
Best you don't ask the standard minimum in Okinawa then, and no it's not that "high"
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"The scandals could damage trust in Japan's air safety," he said.
Opposed to the damaged motor industry, building construction and steel manufacturing scandals..
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Miku later filed for divorce as she was expecting a hard drive, but only got a 3 1/4 inch floppy disk..
(Sorry too many bad puns can be made)
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Incorrect nomenclature. His Miku app doesn’t “crash”, it “goes down”.
If think if she could actually do that, then would be even more of these we would read about..
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I was just wondering if they will get rid of the era system on things that are going to expire in the near future, outside the current Heisei era. I had the fun task of renewing my drivers license in July, and it will expire again in Heisei 33, but of course that year will not occur with the change due next year. So does anyone with a license due to expire outside of Heisei 31 need to get it reissued, or do we count to a era year that won't come?
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It's a very pre-meditated action on her behalf to, planning the poisionings so the deaths would occur outside of her shifts.
That alone should make her stand trial for 20 cases of murder opposed to man slaughter. And hopefully each as a seperate case, opposed to a mass murder case. Basically, she should get enogh jail time to never see the outside of a jail cell.. Need to push a strong message, as this isn't a unique story and there have been similar cases of murder by care takers.
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klausdorth: I was more imply (without trying to be too graphic) of actually making the creamation his execution. Hence combining the two..
And then dump those ashes out at sea..
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Would it be wrong to suggest they could have combined the two processes of execution and cremation?
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As someone who rides a scooter to work, almost every traffic light I stop at someone (or sometimes many) will run the red the opposite phase, when I myself have a green.
I do really hope this poor girl wakes up, and has no lasting brain damage,
I do feel personal safety or safety for those under a parents care seems to be infuriatingly lax in Okinawa. I think I could count on one finger the number of people riding a bicycle with a helmet over any given week. And then there is motorbike riders who don't both with the chin strap, and the one which still really angers me as a parent is the amount of children I see with no seatbelts, clambering all over the seats. Or infants on the laps of drivers or passengers.
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New Zealanders already pay 25% sales tax on everything. It’s an expensive country to live.
Unless its had a massive increase since I left GST (Good and services tax) is at 15%.. Which is still high, but given the small population and large(ish) land mass it needs quite a bit of revenue to support the infrastructure..
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Like Yabaru started the comments off with, the only time the older people I know who have eaten it, was when they were in post war recovering time in Okinawa, where food of most sources was in short supply.
I wonder how stupid these researchers actually are if, year after year they still need to keep "researching" the whales in such a manner.
Also appears this thread has struck a nerve with some group, it appears almost every anti-whaling comment, or how the whole "research" is stupid is getting a large number of down votes.. Considering the normal daily votes on comments it more than a bit suspicious some group is actively attacking the votes.
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Having just got back from 5 days in Dubai, it was great to have access to an app like this as a tourist.. There wasn't any need to know my exact physical location to book a taxi when not in areas they are parked waiting for fares. I didn't need to ensure the taxi took card, or if I had enough local currency. I knew what the fare would be as booking the ride.. Luckily English is a common lanuguage there too, but Uber could also assist by you already having the destination set too, so one less worry.
For a tourist an app like Uber (and there are other similar apps, Dubai had their own one too) is a massive plus, it removes so many worry factors. Given the number of tourists and 2020 around the corner, adding apps and solutions that make it EASIER for tourists is a huge win.
If the taxi federation and the government are that worried about Uber stealing business, then maybe they should develop their own app which gives similar functions as those that would benefit tourists trying to get around..
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Amazon and Apple and the like, have very cleaver structures to ensure they pay minimal on profit.. Yes they will collect the consumption tax and pass that onto the government, but magically they will not make any profit from doing so.
More so with Apple, but they can use a practice to sell the item to the divisions so no profits arise. For example (using invented numbers) say you buy a 50,000 (plus tax) yen phone (You'll pay the 8% tax, which is on passed to the government) however that same phone could cost Japan division (where you transact via) 47,000 yen to buy from the supply division, which is based in a low or no profit tax country. So once they add over heads to their Japan purchase price, they all of a sudden make no profit in Japan. But the supply division made the profit of marking up say a 20,000 cost item to 47,000 , and as where they are situated pax no or minimal taxes the system is cheated.
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And how the hell did he expect inflicting pain on the poor kid, that would make it stop crying.
Maybe and eye for an eye punishment should show him what it is like.. But instead of soft pellet, freeze a paintball and shoot it under 1M, then deport the idiot.. Sounds like the kid would be better off without that kind of father in his life anyway.
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