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Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment See in context

This is a first step and hopefully one that will at least help with the epidemic. But Im looking at the US producing a medicine that would be fully tested and used from the strains extracted from the two patients that arrived in Atlanta. Wait and see.

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Posted in: U.S. military to impose curfew in Japan after alleged rape See in context

I believe this is the wrong decision to make for ALL of Japan. People here in Tokyo and Aomori area have been keeping to their business for a long time and haven't been causing this type of trouble. For us to be punished under this crime is a big punch in our gut on the main land. This won't just effect drink people, this effects all events that will end at 11pm. Think about all the events, plays, concerts, that usually end at 11pm for you catch the last trains to go home. Times where I have been at my in-laws house late to get home later than 11pm. Or when I can't go to a baseball game without having to worry about getting in trouble because the team went over its projected time or into extra innings and I payed almost 10k yen to see the game. Or wanting to see an American band at Zepp Tokyo in Odaiba knowing well that it will take at least 1-2 hours by car and/or train to get back to any military installation. Now I have to leave early or not even go because of people who can't act like moral beings. When my brother in law got married, I was home by midnight. If that would have happened during this curfew, I would get punished. I may be able to take time off to stay at the hotel where he got married at, but would someone report me because I wasn't on an installation. This undermines the majority of people mostly that have families and does great things for this country. This only makes it harder for us to plan accordingly that may have to travel earlier or not go at all. What has happened to the young lady is completely wrong and immoral, but this is not the right direction to take for the tens of thousands of service members that are actually stationed here that abide by the rules and laws.

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Posted in: Chinese fishing boat skipper kills S Korean coast guard officer See in context

strap some .50 cal machine guns to the boats and control them seas

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Posted in: Bid deadline nears for Japanese ace Darvish See in context

The two teams I can see him posibly playing for is The Cardinals or the Rangers. Those two would perform nicely with his arm on the mound. There are a bunch of other teams that would love to have him as a started but I don't think Darvish will go to any team. He wants to win big and make a name for himself. And the only way he can do that is to play for a team that is a driving force for the WS. Since the Rangers lost a big starter and they need all the help to get over the 2 WS losses.

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Posted in: Man thrown into pond by 5 youths in Tokyo park See in context

Start a community night watch and make sure these kids get the proper punishment when caught. I know the last part will be hard to do but to at least get their attention that what they are doing is wrong and can lead to more dangerous decisions like (accidental) murder. Sometimes that's all some kids need is a nice jolt of common sense and they are back on the beaten path. If they don't shap up after that, it's on them.

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Posted in: 19-year-old man arrested for beating up woman's 5-year-old daughter See in context

if the 19 y/o is over 6'5" and 220lbs, I doubt he can take me. Give me that 5 minutes and I will show him real justice. Too bad she will have to deal with the pain for the rest of her life.

Moderator: Readers, no more "Give me 5 minutes with this guy" nonsense please. It adds nothing to the discussion.

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Posted in: Why do famous men with power and influence (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton, for example) risk everything with their sexual behavior? See in context

It’s not that they are risking it all, it's the fact that it comes too easily for them when they are in their position. As an average man or women, we are living pretty average lives compared to these people. Once you start to break from the masses, you become more of an outcast to everyone else. People do realize the pretty or handsome ones out of the crowd and especially ones who take care of themselves. People do see the richer ones by the clothes they wear and how they present themselves. It’s very obvious to notice around a group of people because it stands out. These people are more attractive by and large because of their status.

Tiger Woods never had the fame he has now when he was growing up. He did get praised for his skills but he never had the prowess he does now. Woods was still very young when he went pro and he stuck to his morals and values for a very long time. Woods has traveled all over the world all year round and during the time he had his family, they weren't around him all that time. He may have been a good husband at first but there are people that may have influenced him to let loose a little and take chances. In his position, the urges are far more accessible to try and his morality can be chipped away a little at a time. But that little will be more by the end to where he can't control himself. I have seen this happen to many people that were very good people but it’s the temptations that always get them. Some people are more controlling than others but I believe that anyone that are in these people's situations, they won't always be true to themselves and will dabble or even indulge in temptation. That's the part of being human; you make mistakes but when you make a status that high in society, it's much harder to land back on your feet.

Just as an artist explains: "Bi*es ain't say st to me but now they won't leave me alone Used to walk the other way But now they all come to my home"

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Posted in: Punk icon Akihiro Namba says only rock can cure Japan’s ills See in context

Punk always recycles itself with each genreation. Before Namba everyone was listening to Blue Hearts, Hi-Standard was the rave for us 90s punk kids and this generation as more of an aggresive punk sound but it hasnt changed and punk will never die.

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Posted in: If the shoe fits See in context

Yes, they have much different styles here that you won't see in the US or Europe. Too bad having a size 32 shoe will disable my style hunger.

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Posted in: Muslim Brotherhood plans to form political party in Egypt See in context

“Egypt before Jan 25 is completely different from an post-Jan. 25 Egypt,” he said. “The Muslim Brotherhood is in a state of shock because they have discovered that the developments happening around them in society aren’t what they had imagined.”

“In the upcoming elections, we are expecting huge numbers of people to show up to vote, a new generation. No one knows where it’s going to go, and I don’t expect it to go to the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.

I hope he's right, Egypt doesnt need another party to tell them what to do and what not to do again.

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Posted in: Becky and GReeeeN record theme song for Universal Studios Japan See in context

GReeeeN wont show their faces because they are real dentists. The whole identity block was started in med school and has been kept secret since then. Now that they actually practice in the real world, it may seem that we will never see their real identity until they retire.

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Posted in: Do you think events like 9/11, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and so on should be commemorated each year or would you rather see the dates fade into history witho See in context

no we shouldn't, we should forget everyhting that has ever happened in the past. Why should we look at the past when we are living the present and making the future?


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Posted in: Ice bar See in context

"Wow, not my cup of, er, tea. How much for the drinks I wonder?"

it depends but usually are around 1000 yen but they are really smooth going down.

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Posted in: Toronto police questioned after summit arrests See in context

if youre going to damage property or harm lives, expect to get smashed. Maybe they should hold these meetings in more suitable places like Russia and China. I wonder how many would dare to torche cars in those countries.

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Posted in: American man on solo mission to kill bin Laden detained in Pakistan See in context

the more reports I read about this incident, the more Im starting to think that Pakistan does know exactly where OBL is located and is helping the terrorist hide what other seek. There have been other reports of others being arrested for the same situation from the Pakistani gov. Makes you think more about what the government is hiding.

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Posted in: Man punched in face by fellow train commuter over phone manners See in context

When I ride the trains, I feel that is a time to relax much like when you are at home or in your car. Most people that are on the trains are either going somewhere or have been working hard or coming back from a long day trip. The trains would be considered a relaxing time to gather yourself or maybe think about what to do after you get off. Japan has made the trains a very quiet environment solely for that purpose. The only noise you hear on the trains most of the time is from within the train. Also, people forget to realize is that the intercom isn’t as loud as people think. When there isn’t that many people on the train it can be easily heard. But during very busy times, sometimes you can’t hear the train station on the intercom because there is so much noise in the train car. I have missed a stop before because of this situation and it was very frustrating.

For this guy to speak up is good. We need more people to stand up to people breaking the rules. I know from past experience where I would like some peace and quiet from a very long day when I’m riding the train. I would get angry if someone is talking about their women issues (private stuff that shouldn’t be said out loud) or about how they were reading this one manga and IT WAS SO FUNNY HAHAH. It gets annoying and that is why there are rules that limit the amount of noise. Listening to your iPod, playing your DS or PSP, talking in a moderate voice for others to tolerate is fine. When it comes to talking on the phone or other occasions, most people sometimes never realize they are talking loud and some people just don’t care. It is those people that ruin it for the rest of the people riding the train. It is unfortunate this guy had broken his arm on an oncoming train but maybe he should take a punch better, j/k. Maybe the guy could have thrown him to the ground and mashed him up a little. Maybe give him a nice rear naked choke hehe.

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Posted in: What should the U.S. military brass and/or Japanese authorities do to reduce the number of crimes committed by U.S. military personnel in Japan? See in context

There isn't anything much left for the Officers and authorities to do. They do monthly briefings on sexual harassment and drinking policies, they make weekly safety announcements about being a professional soldier when going off base, they have curfews for all of the bases from not driving for the Marines for the lower enlistment tier to not being at certain drinking establishments at certain times, they also have different restrictions on what service members can and can't do. They are also talking about military that lives here for 2+ years. As much as we can call military members and their families guests, they are living here for an extended period of time. Things are bound to happen in that time frame and some situations can and can't be avoided. But we can make the proper steps to resolve the problem one way or another. The fact is that you can do all of these things but crime happens and the Military as well as the GOJ have made steps to solve these problems.

As much as it is bad that crime happens and it is totally wrong, we can never stop all of the crime because it's just not possible.

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Posted in: What do you think are some of the most spectacular scenes ever filmed in movies? See in context

Hidalgo during the desert scenes as well as the ending, the two new Batman movies with Batman Begins in the syberian mountains and different parts of the dark night, Tombstone during the horse riding scene, Dancing with Wolves, different parts of Robin Hood, usually any movie with a big budget and a good panaramic view of the outdoors backed by orchestrated music.

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Posted in: How safe do you think Japanese society is, compared to other countries? See in context

Each country is different but I will say being a foreigner in Japan has been a very safe experience for me. I am very tall and seem very intimidating to others so I never get the same attitudes from others like I would in the US and some parts of Europe. I never have to look over my shoulders most of time at night and I like that.

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Posted in: Al-Qaida exemplifies new-age nuclear threat, says U.S. See in context

“A 10-kiloton nuclear bomb detonated in Times Square in New York City would kill a million people,” Clinton said, referring to a weapon with explosive power about half that of the U.S. bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki in August 1945, killing an estimated 80,000.

That was back in 1945, the population has exploded since then. I would believe more than a million would die, almost all of NYC would be dead and parts of NJ and surrounding areas effected by the nuclear winter.

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Posted in: Al-Qaida exemplifies new-age nuclear threat, says U.S. See in context

If Iran has nukes, best believe that they will sell them to the highest bidder. We are not talking about Little Boys here, our technology now is far more advanced to make a shoebox nuke. It will only be a matter of time before someone with a short temper and a lack of civility to use one for their own personal gain.

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Posted in: Gates makes $10 billion vaccines pledge See in context

lostrune2 at 04:28 PM JST - 30th January

I hope Steve Jobs one-ups here too.

He would have to sell his company to even match what Bill Gates has done.

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Posted in: Do you think U.S. President Barack Obama is doing a good job as he finishes his first year in office? See in context

Many presidents before him have had far worse and have boosted this great country the way it is today. He is doing a terrible job.

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Posted in: Mexico reports 69 drug-related murders in one day See in context

if you legalize one drug, you have to legalize them all; wouldn't want to look like a hypocrite. Plus marijuana is not the only drug of choice in most cases. A lot of the drug lords are getting into crystal meth and ultra-mixed cocaine and heroin. If you legalize drugs, it will be harder to regulate and it won't stop these guys from making drugs. No society has prospered from drugs, it has only made it worse. Many countries in Europe have legalized different drugs before with disastrous results. The US should never make the same mistakes.

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Posted in: Obama vows to use every element of power to thwart terrorists See in context

"Between 9/11 to 10/7 bush was living on the microphone"

it was more like planning an offensive attack.

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Posted in: U.S. general: No court-martial for pregnant soldiers See in context

Many deployments have General Order 1 stating sex, drugs, alcohol, and pornography to name a few are not allowed during their tour of duty. There are some exceptions to the rules from base to base but in Iraq and Afghanistan, you can not have sex even if you are married. I have been deployed with a guy who had his wife deployed at the same location. They could see each other but they couldn't have sex (to anyone’s knowledge anyways). The fact is the rules are in place so that the mission comes first, not personal interests or pleasures. There are times where people can partake in their own free time but the reason people are there is to complete the mission whatever that may be.

A woman getting pregnant is a violation of General Order 1 that is ordered by the base commander mind you. If a woman is pregnant, it pretty obvious that she has been having sex. I believe a court-martial is pretty strong of a punishment but I have seen a ton of Article 15s under the UCMJ given out because of the violation. If the woman becomes pregnant, she is not fit for duty and will be sent back to her home command where she will be dealt with in accordance to the UCMJ. The man who had sex with the woman will also get an Article 15 and more punishment for the violation. I have seen people get kicked out of the service for this but not solely for being pregnant, more of a chain of events that led up to the GO1 violation.

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Posted in: NYC victim's mom: EMTs were 'inhuman' not to help See in context

Under tort law, these two had to help this women because of their EMT certification. If they had given this women medical treatment even though they might have not had any medical equipment, they would still be protected under the good samaritian law and other laws with the guidance of their medical training. If they had helped the women without any malpractice, negligence, or ommision then they would not be liable for her death. Because they did nothing, they should never be able to work in the medical field again. This is a prime example of people not wanting to do their job when they are medically trained to do so.

I am an EMT and a Firefighter and I have used my training to help other in distress. I have never once been punished for helping people, I have had quite the opposite. If you have all of the training and the good will to help which most people who enter the medical field have, there is nothing wrong with using your knowledge and training to help people who do need it. As long as you go by your training and never harm the patient, you will never get punished.

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Posted in: Democrats push to pass health care by Christmas See in context

'Obama called the vote “a big victory for the American people,”'

He must be sitting in the same cave Osama Bin Laden is if he thinks the American people want this.

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Posted in: Family: Brittany Murphy was ill days before death See in context

flu-like symptoms wouldn't completely stop the heart or contribute in any factor. I don't think we will really know how she died other than contributing factors. Very sad to hear about her death at such a young age. RIP

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Posted in: Tokyo Lightopia 2009 See in context

they always find the best places at the best time to do this. awesome

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