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Posted in: Train groper tells police: 'I had some free time' See in context

Apparently there are no clear-cut laws against assault, unless it is from the victim, leaving the perpetrator to dally at will and simply excuse himself if confronted by a third party. And if she doesn't want further trouble, then it's considered consensual and dismissed by the police. And since there are no police on patrol, they will never witness a crime in progress. How convenient for the miscreants.

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Posted in: Japanese version of 'Saturday Night Live' to debut in June See in context

SNL was the New York version of Second City, started by Chevy Chase. But after Belushi and Murray and Akroid, Chevy didn't stand a chance. Oh, them good ol'e days. Now this version seems to be another venue for Takashi and his henchmen.

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Posted in: Keeping up with Japanese metrosexual manes See in context

Well then, and where does a flamer Aussie get the idea that Japanese girlie-boys even rate in the evolution cycle? But, OK, if you live in the world of hostess bars and TV actors, then he probably has a point because that is the domain of girlie-boys and cosplayers.

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Posted in: Heavy load See in context

Bigger than my StepWgn

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Posted in: Toyota to set up social networking service so drivers can interact with cars See in context

Not quite sure what this Facebook stuff is all about anyway. Looks like you get about the same results by writing on the wall of a public toilet. But, hey, if people enjoy it... It might be going a little too far to "have a personal relationship" with a machine, but remotely accessing information about your activities may be OK. What about my refrigerator? It could let me know if I'm getting low on my natto supply when I'm at the store.

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Posted in: Temporary police booth established in Fukushima evacuee shelter See in context

Bravo. But shouldn't that have just been done anyway, everywhere?

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Posted in: Bin Laden's death prompts questions about legality See in context

This conversation has become passe simply by the fact that the deed is done, but I take offence by some people's attempt to take the moral high-ground, inferring that there is a wrong done to another's nation. You haven't heard formal complaints from the Pakistani government, per se, only egg-on-face comments from a few individuals within their government. The legal question is whether anyone has the right to pursue terrorists when they run away and hide? Sorry, that's not a question. Show us the "legal" agreements between Pakistan and the United States and then we may be able to judge a little better. Facts before opinion.

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Posted in: Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox tool See in context

Is there another J.Edgar Hoover in the Homeland department, gonna clean up our morality and become "The Chief". You go Boy!

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Posted in: Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox tool See in context

and how does the immigration department have jurisdiction in communications?, much less, refuse to "comment publicly" on their mandates. Hiding something yourselves, obviously. Copyrights do not mean that absolutely nothing may be copied, does it? That would mean that you own nothing that you buy, and what kind of a world is that. The entertainment industry needs to chill out a little or they'll end up without patrons. Weird Al tells you don't download, and he means it.

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Posted in: Pearl Harbor visitors now get both Japan and U.S. views See in context

Words on a piece of paper or the tip of one's tongue do not prove their truth. Regardless of which text you are referring to, as in your precious "Bible" or college history books, those accounts are slanted at best and inaccurate gossip at their worst. Very likely none of us lived though those times and rely upon whosoever we chose as reliable recorders of the truth. To blatantly declare that "Japan" (as if the entire country was acting in concert) is just as bad as those who disclaim all responsibility. The point being that Japan was no better and no worse than others throughout history, pursuing the very same goals in the very same way. Where, for instance, is your call for an apology from the Americans or Europeans (including your chosen sacred UK or US) for the slave trade, or the decimation of American natives at the hands of Columbus. Where is the apology and reparations for India, and so on, and so on. I believe we all know what humans are capable of and the deeds they have done. The remaining question is if you will perpetuate the legacy with more of the same behaviour...

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Posted in: Pearl Harbor visitors now get both Japan and U.S. views See in context

Finally. The John Wayne/Audie Murphy version of history had gone on for too long. It's about time that some realistic perspective be injected into the education of our children. The "mistake" was borne by both sides in the vast devastation of innocent people. Washington's embargo and Tokyo's response were the trigger, but the arrogant aggression for economic purposes dating back to the British Empire that disregarded sovereign and human rights is the source. Ideology that persists yet today in commercial and political practise.

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Posted in: Men act stupid when talking to beautiful women, study shows See in context

It may depend on how desperate the male is. It certainly could be a distraction, much like when you didn't have lunch and now you're "focused" on the upcoming dinner. If, indeed, the male employees can't do their work because of gender distraction, then don't hire them. In fact, if the male bosses can't deal with their distractions, maybe men shouldn't be bosses either. It's time to grow up and face the realities of gender, and do your job without the excuses. Flirting on the job is Verboten.

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Posted in: Once the nuclear crisis is brought under control, should TEPCO executives face criminal charges at some point in the future? See in context

And what would those charges be? Failure to secure the backup generators against demons? Or criminal negligence of policing the earth's crust? Sure if there is proof of some fraud or gross negligence that could have prevented the power outage, but to suggest that they be individually or personally responsible for the events that caused the failure sounds like a witch hunt. Other reactors have leaked water due to earthquakes much smaller than this one, and to say that they should have known that there would be a world record magnitude quake and that they should have been able to prevent leaks, would be to say that everyone else has to live up to much higher standards than are in effect. So, really, I would have to say "NO" to that question. And, I ask you, What will be achieved if charges were filled? To discredit or to dismantle TEPCO for someone else's financial gain? If electricity were nationalised and an accident happened, who would sue who?

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Posted in: NGOs warn evacuees of possible sexual assaults in shelters See in context

Assault is assault whether it is sexual or not. The be "vigilant" is and should be a matter of second-nature. To publicly target a segment of society with "warnings" that they would already be aware of seems prurient in nature. There isn't a lot of hope for people that allow themselves to be manipulated, but gullibility seems inherent in people and, of course, we would all like to believe in our fellow man's virtuosity. But, to ignore natural tendencies in people (or nature in general) is akin to throwing yourself in the lion's den. Caution should always be exercised, but inciting fear is another story.

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Posted in: Obama calls for $4 trillion deficit reduction See in context

I'm just itching to jump in the fray somewhere, but really?, a discussion about Obama on JapanToday? Desperate. I personally think that it is useless to comment on the American economical-political situation for the shear reason that they, themselves, can't sort it out. But it is also my personal belief that a fully representative political system will fully represent the profile of it's constituents. Therefore, if you don't like who is in office you simply have to look at yourselves to see what is wrong with the picture. Don't like big spending? Just look at yourself. Don't like being lied to? Just look at yourself. Don't like people that rewrite history to suit their needs? Well what should I say...

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