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Posted in: Police question NHK reporter over hoax 110 call See in context

Well, that didn't go so well.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy detained after stabbing younger student See in context

Speculation, but...I would guess the stabber will go to a young offenders institute and never step foot in that school again. The principal will be dragged over the coals by the board of education, receive a hefty pay cut, and be moved along come April. I will also speculate that this involved a notorious student and it was only a matter of time before this boy hurt somebody, proper. The question is not only how to effectively punish, but also how to better prevent.

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Posted in: U.S. spies on mobile phones from the sky See in context

No problem; I'm doing nothing wrong.

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Posted in: Name some movie scores that are so famous that after hearing only a few seconds of the music, you can immediately name the movie. See in context

Rocky. Forrest Gump. Thomas The Tank Engine: The Movie.

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Posted in: Gov't to release flight, other info on anyone suspected of being infected with Ebola See in context

Actually it says information "including". It then goes on to say that information will be "made public regarding their age, sex, symptoms, and possible persons with whom the patient has come in contact". How will they announce the info? On the evening news, in the arrivals lounge, running up to folks point and yelling "Ugh! Ebola!"..

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Posted in: Man arrested after speeding away in car with student clinging to door See in context

Why didn't he let go sooner??

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Posted in: 27 more dogs found dead in Tochigi See in context

Thats a lot of animals. I can't say I particularly like dogs but this is seriously cold-hearted.

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Posted in: Halloween is now the second most popular “imported” festive season in Japan after Christmas. Why do you think it has exploded in popularity in recent years? See in context

Why? Because there's oodles of cash to be made. Next on the list is Easter.

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Posted in: ASKA gets suspended sentence for drug use See in context

...then invest in some very good locks, a large dog, a fake nose with specs, and grow a beard.

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Posted in: ASKA gets suspended sentence for drug use See in context

Well, if on a promise of a suspended sentence, he did actually roll on the folks who supplied him then he should probably make himself pretty scarce. He was caught with a large amount of drugs and should definetely have done time but no...I'm wondering if the gentlemen he procured it from are fairly big fish?... involved in supplying other big names? Huge speculation, of course, but still...I'd grab me passport and vanish for a while if I was him.

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Posted in: 'Spirit' fades for famed animation studio after Miyazaki signs off See in context


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Posted in: 100-year-old man in wheelchair dies after being hit by motorbike See in context

And the motorcyclist?? How's he doing?

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Posted in: Nap time See in context

Thats a nap?? I hope they checked to see if he was breathing.

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Posted in: Time that should be allotted to sorting out Tohoku is squandered debating World War II atrocities, teaching patriotism to school kids, staffing national broadcaster NHK with like-minded conservatives See in context

An awful lot of smokescreens thrown up, in the hope that the continuing plight of the folks up in the areas hit hardest will be forgotten. Disgusting, really. By and large I don't think that they have been forgotten but they've certainly become a secondary thought and maybe almost a taboo topic outside of ones own four walls..I don't hear many voices telling the govt to get it's act straight.

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Posted in: 'Beethoven of Japan' says he can hear again See in context

Good grief. What a choad.

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Posted in: Japan upset by S Korean 'comfort women' exhibit at French comic book festival See in context

Just a thought but what if japan just said "yep..okay, guys..guilty as charged..sorry"?? Like I said, just a thought.

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Posted in: Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' top earning film in Japan in 2013 See in context

I saw it. It's rubbish.

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Posted in: Big music acts coming to Japan one after another over next few months See in context

"Big" in terms of the ticket prices or collective ages?

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Posted in: Each year, Hollywood comes out with remakes of old movies (one of this year's will be "Godzilla"). Which of your favorite old movies would you absolutely not like to see remade? See in context

How old is "old"? Remaking films such as Point Break, Robocop or Total Recall is ridiculous as they are great just as they are and not old, in my opinion anyway. But to answer the question...the three I've mentioned (although they're already condemned) and I'll add The Guns of Navarone, Taxi Driver and all circa 1970s porn.

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Posted in: Ohio killer takes 25 minutes to die with new drug cocktail See in context

So..who's next?

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Posted in: Drugs found at Bieber's home after egg-attack raid See in context

If I was that neighbour I would bring all to bear on the little scallywag. Gloves off, see you in court.

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Posted in: Missing girl says she can't remember anything of past four days See in context

Alien abduction.

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Posted in: Wine ages in depths of Japan’s seas See in context

Very silly indeed..and anybody who pays for this is even sillier.

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Posted in: 10 little-known rules for eating Japanese food See in context

Rools shmools. Just eat yer food, will yer!

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Posted in: Rodman says he's going to North Korea for fun, not to talk politics See in context

Whether they are mutually nuts or not does not detract from the fact that Rodman should probably be careful.

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Posted in: Savage murder rocks city in Toyama See in context

I know a friend of the deceased. Horrible matter.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs Y5.5 tril stimulus package to cushion impact of sales tax hike See in context

A one off payment of 10,000 per child?? Wow. Can almost taste the resounding "Gee, thanks". I dont understand the finer points of economics to be honest but my predictions are thus...folks will stop spending, forcing shops to cut prices or offer too-good-to-be-true deals in the big ticket sectors. Higher end supermarkets will see a fall in spending, maybe not dramatically at first but it'll be noticeable by the time tax has been kicked up to 10%. So on and so forth. Apparently, tobacco is not getting a price that right?? If not then why the heck not?! If there's any market at all that will earn the pennies its got to be one thats addictive.

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Posted in: Japan hangs two death-row inmates See in context

So long as the hanged are guilty beyond doubt then let them swing. Where I grew up the death penalty has been abolished. I say bring it back.

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Posted in: Faces of the year See in context

I was trying to work out what link the Olympics had with George Bush. Crumbs..what utter tat.

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Posted in: Teacher faces charges for giving colleague pastry laced with powerful sedative See in context

According to other news it was the older that drugged the younger. So, which is it?

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