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Posted in: Interac See in context

I used the experience to get an education and become something better.

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Posted in: 2001-2010 warmest decade on record: WMO See in context

Above three quotes are foolish and misinformed.

March and April have always been cold in Japan.

World climate has been gradually becoming warmer. As the weather patterns we knew become more unstable, the seasons will become more drastic.

To enlighten yourselves, try a google search for "global warming cold temperatures."

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Posted in: Severed fingertip sent to DPJ member See in context

All parcels should be traceable by law.

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Posted in: Apple delays delivery of new iPad by 2-3 weeks See in context

I just bought an iPad 2. Informed consumer.

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Posted in: Speeding Ferrari driver caught after YouTube post See in context

Saw the video. On the highway, he failed to signal while weaving in and out of traffic. On the coastal area, he drove recklessly and I have no mercy is he gets jail time.

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Posted in: Grenade attack on Nairobi bus station kills 5, injures 60 See in context

All it shows the world is the monsters that they really are.

Not really.

Authority figures can make common people do almost anything. http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/02/stanley-milgram-obedience-to-authority.php

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Posted in: Grenade attack on Nairobi bus station kills 5, injures 60 See in context

What is someone thinking when they lob a grenade into a crowd of strangers?

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Posted in: Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran See in context

Madness. Stop this war now.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed by Shibuya Station in Tokyo See in context

NetNinja, mental disorder is not a conspiracy. If the signs are recolonized these kinds of incidents can be prevented.

What Japam needs to do is change its insurance program so that people can receive mental health without the records of their treatment available to anyone who isn't a doctor.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed by Shibuya Station in Tokyo See in context

Not crazy. Likely schizophrenic.

The world would be a much better place if psychology was taught to all students in every country as a normal part of the curriculum.

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Posted in: 'Titanic' to be re-released in 3D in Japan See in context

3-d glasses are too dark. Everything turns murky.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy stabs mother after she confiscates video game See in context

There are conclusive studies which directly link aggressive behavior to violent video games. http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/mar/vvgeffects

Does this mean that video games cause violence? No.

But they do amplify violent tendencies in some people.

Is there a possibility that violent video games influenced this child's behavior. Yes.

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Posted in: Teacher nabbed for using mirror to peek up girl's skirt See in context

There's no question that skirts are too short, but it's ludicrous to claim that the girls are to blame. An adult man must take 100% of the ability for his stupid actions.

If I steal a candy bar, do I blame the candy bar because it was too enticing?

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Posted in: Official defends secrecy over worst-case nuclear disaster scenario See in context

YongYang, did you read the article?

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Posted in: Former gang member shot dead in Denny's restaurant in Chiba See in context

nukeprotest has common sense and reasonable posts.

So refreshing.

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Posted in: More part-timers to become eligible for health insurance, pension programs See in context

JapanGal, many ALT and eikaiwa positions require 40 hours a week to be at the work place, but wiggle out of shakai hoken by insisting that there is only 29.5 hours of actual teaching.

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Posted in: More part-timers to become eligible for health insurance, pension programs See in context

ALT companies in a scramble to make 19.5 hour a week contracts for 4 months and 3 weeks.

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Posted in: First group of foreign care worker trainees take written exam See in context

I don't get why a dime a dozen English teacher can easily renew their visa every year, but valued healthcare workers 3 years of on the job experience must pass a test to have their visas extended.

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Posted in: Three North Koreans, one dead body found in small boat off Shimane See in context

My guess is out making a living to support their families. Of course they want to go back to their families.

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Posted in: Man arrested over death of elderly man who rebuked him for ignoring red light See in context

I was rebuked for doing the same thing a few months ago. I was happy because the man assumed I understood Japanese unlike so many others who assume that I don't.

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Posted in: Hermit of Fukushima says he's staying put despite risks See in context

I'd like to send him some food for Christmas.

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Posted in: Clinton, Suu Kyi vow to promote Myanmar reforms See in context

Suu Kyi is my hero. She is a brave person. I was so happy when I saw her smiling on the front page of today's Asahi Shinbun.

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Posted in: Twitter, mixi join forces to counter Facebook in Japan See in context

mixi was great until this year. Over the years I made quite a lot of friends from mixi. It was nice before they put up privacy options. You could easily explore mixi for like minded people. Now everyone (including me) sets their profiles to private.

Years ago I used to get several messages a day from strangers on mixi. Now I get zero. I'm also unnactive.

Facebook on the other hand is great. I enjoy keeping my Japanese social life and my family and old friends at the same place.

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Posted in: Who gets your vote for the greatest rock band of all time? See in context


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Posted in: Anti-Wall Street movement loses home, but not cause See in context

Absolutely disgusting.

Jforce, the whole point of the movement is that a small handful of big business are buying politicians (sort of like amakudari in Japan), so the protestors are taking the problem to the source. Or were.

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Posted in: Kick off See in context

These are the kinds of photos that people get arrested for.

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Posted in: Scientists worried as Arctic has record ozone loss See in context

Don't worry. Rick Perry said that scientist aren't always correct. Even if it's 99.9999999 of the scientists.

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Posted in: Japan's answer to next tsunami: a mini-Noah's Ark See in context

This a great idea to keep in your house and get your family in.

Would be a tragic disaster if kept outside :(

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Posted in: The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? See in context

The problem is that a majority of these corrupt politicians are conservative. So they make global warming part of their conservative rhetoric and the people buy it. The irony is that true conservatives should believe in conserving the planet. Think for yourself, people.

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Posted in: The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? See in context

Some proof to back up my statement. From an LA Times article on Rick Perry campaign contributors.

Along with Simmons — who won permission to build a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in Texas, a project that promises to generate hundreds of millions of dollars — The Times found dozens of examples in which major donors to Perry have benefited during his tenure.

Auto magnate B.J. "Red" McCombs, who contributed nearly $400,000 to the governor, is the primary financial backer for a Formula One racetrack to be built near Austin. The state has pledged $25 million a year in subsidies to support the project.

The Houston-based engineering firm of James Dannenbaum, who gave more than $320,000 to Perry, received multiple transportation contracts from the state. In 2007, Perry appointed Dannenbaum to a coveted post on the University of Texas' board of regents.

A Mississippi-based poultry company run by Joe Sanderson, who gave $165,000 to Perry, received a $500,000 grant from a state business incentive fund championed by Perry to open a chicken hatchery and processing plant in Waco.

With its mix of big-money industries like oil and campaign finance rules that allow unlimited political donations, Texas has a reputation for monied campaigns. And its elected officials have long sought to elevate their political patrons. <>http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/16/nation/la-na-0816-perry-donors-20110816

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