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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl See in context

Norman GoodmanToday  02:34 pm JST

flammenwerfer surely you can agree that "grabbed" from behind is a much, much clearer description of what surely happened? Hug means a lot of things, but it tends to carry positive connotations

Well no, grab has many meanings, grab is typically done with your hands, he grabbed her from behind -how? by the arms? By the shoulders? By the neck.

He wrapped his arms around her to restrain her. It’s still a hugging motion.

I will concede bear hug would have been more appropriate terminology than plain hug,

Kiss has mostly positive connotations, too, But if the story included the pervert forcibly kissing the girl. Would people be upset at the use of this word?

This sicko in his warped mind, hugged her. Forcibly so, and if that image makes people feel uncomfortable, then perhaps there will be more backlash and stronger sentencing.

Society needs to wake up and address these Lolita perverts harder.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl See in context

No. Maria I disagree. Hug means to wrap your arms around, to clasp tightly in the arms. Sure it is usually an affectionate action, but not always. Ask a pro wrestler if a bear hug is comfortable. It’s not a mistranslation, it describes well the action of the perp.

Grab is not hug, grab is a different motion, and clasp, headlock etc.

He restrained forcibly from behind in a bear hug, would that suffice?

Back to Kato, sicko. What do to with perverts like this? Jail time, but then what? He gets out, highly unlikely has lost his innate desires and once again he is out on the prowl.

Does Japan make registered sex offenders go door to door in the neighborhood and announce their shame and warn everyone like some countries?

Chemical castration? Use science to render him neutered and lacking sexual desire.

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Posted in: LA police fatally shoot armed 14-year-old boy See in context

Sorry mom, I don't believe you and you "good boy" story. Shame it escalated to him dying, but you gotta know, if you shoot at the cops, you are not long for this world.

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Posted in: Foxy lady See in context

I was saw an cough movie where the "actress" had the exact mask on!

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Posted in: WhatsApp says it now has half billion users See in context

Line has 400million. I like Line, it's good that it's the default in Japan, every smartphone user I know here has it so group messages are very handy.

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Posted in: Panasonic to give employees sent to China 'pollution pay' See in context

lesson the shock of being sent there I guess.

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Posted in: Weibo, 'China's Twitter,' files for IPO in U.S. See in context

Weibo? very insular and irrelevant to the rest of the world. Might be big in China, but no one else cares...at all.

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Posted in: Man crashes truck into house, slashes 4 See in context

my thoughts too, "need a hand with that knot mate?"

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Posted in: 30 things that single women don’t want to hear See in context

31 Lose some weight. 32 Take up a sport, join a sports club and meet some people, the nicest guys I've encountered in Japan was through sports. 33 Limit childish hobbies like cosplay, that's a turnoff. 34 Get off the computer/net and get out and get involved.

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Posted in: No improvement in pay for subcontracted Fukushima decontamination workers See in context

prisoners get treated better....perhaps they should be doing this work; as part of paying off their debt to society - oops it's the 21st century, can't do that anymore - darn.

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Posted in: Zombie parade See in context

touche - Walking dead! got my shows mixed up! and as you know this very simple site has no edit functions.

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Posted in: Zombie parade See in context

the season Finale of Breaking bad is on tonight (Japan time!) .....they are just excited about that

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Posted in: Samoa beats Australia, NZ downs Japan at Tokyo Sevens rugby See in context

Pretty lame crowd, they've got to invigorate the event, make it akin to The HK 7's or the Wellington 7's. Make it a true event people will want to attend.

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Posted in: Japan’s greatest faux beers - happoshu See in context

A travesty of the drink that is beer. A drink for alcoholics who want to save money

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Posted in: Cypriots anxious as banks reopen with limits See in context

...and no one was laughing anymore at the atypical crazy old person who eschews banks and keeps all their in money in a tin hidden in their house.

interesting this is only a problem in the Greek part of Cyprus. the Turkish part is running quite fine. The Greeks really have screwed things up big time.

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Posted in: Vettel wins Malaysian GP See in context

..also Aryton "high on a pedastal" Senna would have done exactly the same thing, think he would have sat back and watch a Mark Webber win?

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Posted in: Vettel wins Malaysian GP See in context

Webber is clearly the number 2 driver in the team. Vettel is simply better. Mark should know his place or bugger off. Anyone else in the field could drive that Red Bull as well as him and be a better team player about it. He's a 36 y.o journeyman.

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Posted in: Otsuchi tsunami survivors share their stories See in context

Also here is the link to the Amazon Japan kindle version ( the link is to the US store)


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Posted in: Otsuchi tsunami survivors share their stories See in context

He had a big smile on his face, as if to say - You too, huh?

it's incredible how some people even in the face of annihilation - face it cheerfully, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear rocket in the movie "Dr Strangelove"

I'm going to get a copy, hope the proceeds get injected back in the Otsuchi community.

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Posted in: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods say they're dating See in context

She can probably kick his ass.

Notat the moment - she blew her knee out horrendously landing badly during a Super-G race last month, Youtube it if you dare.

Interesting couple to say the least, hopefully this will put the lead back in Tigers pencil and he starts translating that into great form on the course again.

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Posted in: Korea’s ban on pachinko gambling sees increase in gamblers coming to Japan See in context

If I never step foot in one of those places, it will be too soon. Good on Korea for getting rid of them. I personally know of a few families that have been severely impacted by pachinko. I am glad that my city has a by-law on them - I don't have to see them locally. Sadly the next municipality over welcomes them with open arms - they are the newest nicest buildings about yet somehow that city is nearly bankrupt and has no money in the coffers; the city is generally run down, One wonders where is there pachinko tax going? are they paying city tax?

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Posted in: Google effort fails to curb music piracy: industry See in context

RIAA are idiots. Blaming google is like blaming the 'street' because drug dealers carry out their business there.

RIAA are guilty of failing to adapt to the changing world, sticking strongly to the old model that made the lots of $$$ is long gone.

Why can't we get Rdio in Jpan, what about Pandora? Spotify? I heard they are coming, but too damn slow and too late to the party.

At the least itunes provides a modern service, though itself itunes itself sucks and I loathe to give any money to apple. I want as close to 100% of any proceeds go directly to the artist.

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Posted in: Could the way we behave on the train reveal our true personality? See in context

All I can say is elderly people should NOT be allowed to commute in rush hour.

seconded, many railways create incentives to travel between 9 and 3pm on weekdays. 14-15 tickets for the price of 10 coupon cards. done to encourage the elderly to travel off peak.

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Posted in: Distracted smartphone 'addicts' at greater risk of mishaps See in context

I will never get a smartphone. The ultimate in brainwashed consumerism for otherwise intelligent people. We don't need them. Simple.

why stop there? don't be hypocritical towards technology - why are you here, on the internet using computer, you don't need it, no sir, a smartphone is a small computer, you are using a big one - it's a computer ergo YOU don't need it, or a regular phone either, a TV, A playstation, a DVD player, an aircon, a car, aeroplanes. None of these.... Exactly who are you, to decree, to tell people what we need and don't need?

Personally, I enjoy having access to the sum total of all human knowledge in my pocket and a camera and a dictionary, and anki card reader and book and a newspaper, a podcast player....

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Posted in: 'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses See in context


Apple have responded!

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Posted in: 'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses See in context

"In other words, a great technology using a horrible platform." no, in other words you really have no clue at all. Android is far from horrible. Just Google it Android Now 'Outshines iOS In Almost Every Aspect'

Boring iOS 6, Android 'Jelly Bean' will rule in 2013

Anyway, I cant wait to try out Google glass...but,alas..

Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.

Your application must be 50 words or less You must include #ifihadglass in your application You can include up to 5 photos with your application You can include a short video (15 secs max) Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply For more details, please see our full Terms and FAQ

if I only lived in the USA! , I would be all over that.

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Posted in: NZ lawmaker calls for Western airlines to ban Muslim passengers See in context



Hauraki Plains College, Ngatea, 1980-1984 Reiki Master, 1994 Certificate in Grapegrowing and Winemaking, Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, 2001

yep that's says a lot. Not the most educated man in NZ politics. NZ politics sure has had some characters. His comments are up there with the woman's body rejecting pregnancy in rape comments from the US politician.

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Posted in: Pope says he will resign on Feb 28 See in context

seen on twitter in the past few minutes - everyone is a comedian these days.

BREAKING: The #Pope is to leave Vatican City and join Vatican United

What we need this time is an African #Pope. African leaders never resign due to old age

The Pope has stepped down as manager of Catholic FC after a recent run of poor results

So begins another game of #pope . Current champs Germany looking strong but you'd have to fancy the Italians because of the home advantage

if I've understood this week's news properly,an unemployed pope has found a horsey lasagne in Richard III's car park

The economy must be bad. Even God's making people redundant

The #pope's resignation should come as no surprise. Pulling out is what Catholics do best!

I bet God's crucified chosen one wishes he'd known resignation was an option

Last time a Pope resigned was over 100 years before Richard III was buried in a car park.

Despite Emperor Palpatine's resignation, the Death Star will be completed on schedule

The Ravens may have won the Superbowl, but the Cardinals are due for a smoking start to next season.

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Posted in: What do you think of barber shops and hair styling salons in Japan? See in context

A extravagance.

Luckily my wife's friend cuts and colors her hair at "mates rates" As for me once a week in the shower (easy clean up) with the 1mm comb on my Panasonic clippers does the trick. Saves on shampoo too.

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Posted in: 6 Spanish women raped at Acapulco resort See in context

Not too sure, could have have been a drug deal gone bad

that's what is being reported now elsewhere in the media, do not mess about with Mexican drug cartels, the execute their own snitches with decapitation by chainsaws, that's the level some of them are on, rape?, it's like going out for coffee. Sad story, but do not mess around with those people or get burned and suffer the repercussions.

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