I have lost all respect for China. Thousands have died in the Philippines, and millions are displaced. This is no time for raising tensions in the region.
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How about joining some activity group like Meetup, with like minded people. Oh wait! That would be like trying to develop real friendship, where you have to listen to other peoples problems too. It is not exclusively about "You" the narcissist!!
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hilarious!! I guess the old guy was too proud to ask for help, and the "victim" was too proud to let it go!
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Snakes on a Plane ;)
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
sighh!!...as if women avoiding the seats close to me on fairly crowded trains was not enough! Now I will have girls rushing out of elevator after pressing several floor buttons!!!
0 ( +2 / -2 )
oww grow up!!! if you want your kids to not see/hear/speak any evil, lock them up in a windowless room!!! how is holding a (presumed unloaded) M16 any different than playing with a plastic model of the same. i have seen model guns in Japanese stores, they rival the originals in appearance!!! this is just plain hypocritical. no point in keeping your kid shielded, show them the guns and the tanks, but also tell them the misery caused by them...that is parenting.
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I found the working culture quite inefficient. Instead of working solidly for eight hours with a lunch break in between, most of my colleagues work for 12-14 hours, with ample doses of inemuri, manga, AKB48 youtube videos in between, while doing the same (or often less) amount of actual work! I had to adjust to this norm, otherwise people thought I was not sincere enough!!
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It is sad that one has to be masked to help people freely!!!
When I first began, people basically said, 'Get away from me, you weirdo'," he said. "Now they still think I'm weird but in a good way."
I once offered help (in Japanese) to an elderly woman to carry her heavy suitcase up a few stairs near a local Mall (not metro)...she became nervous, went back a few steps grabbed her cell and was about to dial a number (I guess 110). I stepped back, bowed and left...praying that I am not taken to a Koban. After that incident I have often passed guys sprawled on the sidewalk drunk, girls sick and vomiting, and elderly people dragging luggage in sweltering heat. I moved on with impassive face just like the other people on the street.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
this news has come in newspapers all over the world. Incredible presence of mind and cooperation
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18 year old mother with 1 year old kid...borderline underage motherhood. Is there no Child Welfare Services here to evaluate whether the young biological mother is capable of being a mother? In countries like Norway, the child would have been taken away and put in responsible foster care. Sounds cruel, but cases such as reported above justifies it.
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don't want to located? throw away your phone.
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People not watching/downloading illegal child pornography, engaging in terrorist activities, money laundering, ...which is basically 90% of general population, need not worry about law enforcements monitoring data. Privacy is a myth. A simple conversation in the house can be heard by neighbours. Unless you are Osama living in a isolated and insulated house, you are as good as an open book...even with all the shunning of electronic devices and burning of garbage, he was discovered and dispatched off.
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oh good, similar menu (Lunch Set A) is served in the University Cafeteria once a week. I can tell my folks back home that I eat prison food occasionally!!!
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
The women in rest of the world (well most of it, leaving out extreme backward and religious fundamentalist societies) are striving against their objectivization and breaking out of the century old image as show-pieces and breeding vessel to claim their just position in society. I am surprised to see that in Japan, most (not all) women do not want to be women...they want to remain girls, attired as showpieces, and the trend is even supported by the Govt!!!
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The meek Indian Govt. agreed to destroy its forward posts and stop infrastructure building in the border areas in return for China to withdraw its troops from Indian territory. Similar fate awaits Japan if they do not take proactive measures. Otherwise, one morning we will wake up to see the Chinese flag fluttering over Senkaku. About time to launch some Torpedoes and depth chargers.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
now I have heard...rather read everything!!!!
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
Hilarious!!! I have seen their videos, jumping around in skimpy outfit, quite funny actually. This video is suggestive but I did not find it sensuous enough to make it an erotica.Sebsuality apart, the fans seem to be bit hypocritical in this regard.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
Recent reports from Egypt indicate that the common people are now realising that the days under Hosni Mubarak were much better and peaceful than the post Arab Spring scenario, which brought the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood to power. By helping the rebels US will bring about the same fate in Syria, and would create another Afghanistan like they did in the 80's by helping the fundamentalist Mujahideens.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
There is no righteous side in the Syrian conflict. Its a struggle for power between a Dictator and the Fundamentalist. Assad uses heavy (allegedly) artillery on the civilian population, and the rebels (allegedly) use chemical weapons. Military assistance to either side would be detrimental to the stability of the region. Its their war, let them fight it out.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
Wherever they are in minority, they will play victim and cry foul on smallest of the small things.
When in majority...well look at any Islamic country. Even the secular Turkey is going that way soon.
All religions have radicals. However, most of them stick to sloganeering and rabble rousing. When there are so many suicide bombers and terrorists from a single community, there is seriously some problem with the teachings.
And no, the terrorism did not start with 9/11, it has been prevalent long before that. Much before the drone attacks, and cruise missile strikes that allegedly created the terrorists!!!
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