Stewart Gale comments

Posted in: Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles See in context

You're most probably right Spifire.

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Posted in: Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles See in context

I’ve queried this before but why do Japanese suspects always freely confess to previous crimes they have committed?

Is this a cultural thing?

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Posted in: Schoolteacher bullied by colleagues; curry rubbed against eyes See in context

Manchildren and womanchildren

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Posted in: Cambodian court convicts 2 Japanese of murdering taxi driver See in context

@Fourice

No, the life of a person in this case is worth 13/10 years. That's the real punishment, not the compensation figure.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@Bugle Boy

Yes, we disagree. Let’s leave it at that.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@Bungle,

LSD and acid? You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

Your opinion is therefore meaningless.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@Bungle, I’d like some clarification too please.

Continuing with the LSD example, what harm to society are occasional, recreational users doing? Let’s say a couple of guys sitting at home doing it.

Please clarify, using examples where possible.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

A stickler for the rules Bugle, you are certainly in the right country.

Has it not occurred to you that people who occasionally take LSD are perfectly capable of and do hold down jobs, many of which I’m sure are for the betterment of society?

Should alcoholics be locked up then? By your argument many of those do nothing for society either.

I strongly disagree with your Victorian-era beliefs.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

Can you explain the circumstances of what happened S Cotsy?

I’m very interested to know.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@TheLongTermer, I still think you are confused about what quantities of possession gets you the death penalty in Singapore

“The country's strict Misuse of Drugs Act punishes possession of even miniscule amounts of illegal drugs and prescribes execution if you're found guilty of carrying large amounts of particular types of drugs.”

Whatever

@Bugle Boy

For example, you think people who smoke marijuana or take LSD deserve to be put in jail? Why?

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@TheLongTermer, really?

Please send me a link to some cases where this has happened in Singapore, Where someone has been arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of illegal drugs and it has led to a trumped up charge of trafficking and has been punished by death. I’d be interested to read about it as it all sounds like an urban myth to me.

Also, you said countries. Which other places have executed for minor amounts of possession?

In this case. I agree with the above posters. I’m sure these guys bought what they though was cocaine from one of the street sellers in Roppongi but it turned out to be heroin based.

Bad move

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Posted in: Another ex-Toyota rugby player gets suspended term over drug case See in context

Smugglers......like pirates?

Just a coffee for me please Chip Star.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

@TheLongTermer,

That’s a very ill-informed comment.

There is no country in Asia that imposes the death penalty for possession of extremely small quantities of narcotics.

Trafficking large amounts (kilograms) out of the country, yes. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand to name three.

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Posted in: Ex-Toyota rugby player gets suspended sentence for having cocaine See in context

Drako, why is that? Are you already on a long suspended sentence?

If it was your first offense for possessing a small amount, I would imagine you would also get a suspended sentence.

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Posted in: Ex-Toyota rugby player gets suspended sentence for having cocaine See in context

@Chipstar: I've heard of many foreigners getting suspended sentences too for first offences of this nature, the racism card isn't valid here.

The dude Yates most likely will too, along with his residency cancelled and kicked out of the country.

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Posted in: Man arrested for injuring woman who was texting while walking See in context

Only women, huh?

What a brave man.....

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Posted in: Children reveal more info on assailant who killed parents in Ibaraki home See in context

How is suggesting * ** may have been involved in this crime “off-topic”?

It seems very much on-topic to me.

The censorship on this website is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly firing air gun in road rage incident See in context

He kept an air gun in a stolen car, he drew attention to himself by firing it, he ran out of gas then ran away, leaving his girlfriend.

Grade-A loser and moron.

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Posted in: Gov't tightens rules to clamp down on smartphone use while driving See in context

Will the police uphold this though? They seem pretty passive, to say the least when it comes to policing driving. Definitely reactive, rather than proactive.

They'll probably make a push for the first two weeks then not bother about it.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese men admit roles in killing of taxi driver in Cambodia See in context

@Norman - It’s a strange case, I read about it in a Cambodian newspaper.

The two men owed ¥4,000,000 to someone so decided to steal an SUV, this taxi and use it to commit further unspecified crimes. After killing the taxi driver (they claim this was unintentional) which was seen by a witness, they drove 300 yards up the road and rear-ended a truck then were apprehended.

It is a bizarre story.

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Posted in: Former Toyota rugby player pleads guilty to cocaine possession See in context

**I misread. It was the prosecutor who claimed addiction.

Unless that’s a translation error, that’s just complete nonsense.

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Posted in: Former Toyota rugby player pleads guilty to cocaine possession See in context

@Trapped: it’s not reading between the lines, that’s exactly what happened and has been reported in the news. The Japanese player stupidly put the coke in his wallet and proceeded to leave his wallet in the back of a taxi. The wallet got found by the taxi driver and, of course the taxi company grassed him up to the cops. The cops then did their 23 day interrogation and, of course the Japanese player grassed up the Kiwi, Yates.

Despite his teammate being busted, Yates didn’t bother to get rid of his coke and weed then, a week later got busted himself. A couple of complete morons living in a country full of tell-tales, narcs and grasses.

The part of this story I don’t get is the Japanese player admitted being addicted to cocaine (even though he said he only did it once or twice a month in pre-season) but his defence team said he wasn’t addicted.

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Posted in: Former Toyota rugby player pleads guilty to cocaine possession See in context

@sensei258 "He's famous"

No, he isn't. I'd never heard of him, had you?

He is a grass / narc though who sang like a canary. If all this is true, the guy Yates is a complete idiot, as is this fellow. Dumb and dumber.

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Posted in: Japan holds nationwide disaster drills See in context

Abe's no-brand trainers/sneakers are a disaster.

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Posted in: 87-year-old man arrested for molesting 8-year-old girl in park See in context

@William Bjornson

You know this man, do you?

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Posted in: 2 children killed in car-truck crash in Hokkaido See in context

I don’t understand all the downvoting on anyone suggesting the children weren’t seatbelts in the comments here.

She had a chest injury: that sounds like a whiplash injury someone wearing a seatbelt might sustain.

The truck driver had a head injury: that sounds like he was wearing a seatbelt and his face hit the steering wheel.

Two kids dead and two seriously injured: it sounds like they were unsecured and thrown around like rag dolls.

Reading this information, coupled with the amount of unrestrained children you see travelling in cars here makes the assumption that they weren’t wearing seatbelts or in baby seats very understandable.

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Posted in: 2 children killed in car-truck crash in Hokkaido See in context

@Strangeland, are you still denying there is a problem in Japan with children travelling unrestrained in their parents’ cars?

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Posted in: 8 injured after car hits 4 cyclists in tunnel; driver arrested See in context

Fair enough, it must just be me and everyone I've ever mentioned this to then.

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Posted in: 8 injured after car hits 4 cyclists in tunnel; driver arrested See in context

Alright, start looking through car windows. I'd be very surprised if you didn't see what I'm talking about.

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