Looking at photos of the building before and after the fire I see that there is a large balcony on both the second and third floors, sometimes there are rope ladders on the balcony or just inside it. The photo of the the same side of the building after the fire shows most of the damage is at these two balconies so the arsonist may have doused those areas to keep people from escaping through the balcony.
Jumping from a second or third floor can break an ankle or leg but is rarely fatal.
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Well " the team" should have consulted Chinese aroma massues before they subjected mice to burned feet. The Chinese People's Army has used them for decades and confirmed that it is effective on human pain.
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Why is everyone forgetting the Ainu? They are recognized by both Russia and Japan as indiginous peoples. The Ainu consider both countries as Invaders. They partitioned Putin to not return the islands to Japan. So the obvious and moral solution is to make the islands autonomous and give them to the Ainu who number somewhere between 20k and 200k worldwide.
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Not condoning it but teenage boys with cars have been racing each other since there have been teenage boys and cars.
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I am a foreigner with a permanent resident visa in Japan, you obviously don't know about what you are saying.
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So, all you criminals, drug runners, human trafficers and assorted low lifes, skip Japan and go to San Francisco, it's a sanctuary city. They don't allow facial recognition and can't notify federal agents if you are there.
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Traffic jams caused by tour busses, well not all tour busses are for foreign tourists. If you can't handle traffic jams, how about leaving your car at home and ride a bus yourself?
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Tourist huh, I guess that's why they have signs printed in Japanese in public toilets reminding people to keep the toilet clean.
Japan as the default standard on rudness? I guess we should all start slurping not only noodles but any liquid based food, lift plates to our chins and shovel food into our mouths, take of our shoes and pick our toes in restaurants, push past women and children to get a seat, let doors close in people's faces. Should I go on?
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Okay, I just sent this article to Greg Kelly, let's see what he says.
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Do you mean to tell me those are 16 year old tatamis? Everything in that photo is virtually unused. Please note that it says there were no inmates on that floor and the press was not allowed on the floor where inmates were.
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Does anyone else get the feeling that the cell in the photo is brand new or recently renovated? It does not look like it has ever been lived in, no usual"wear and tear".
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Suffering from schizophrenia, so they are not going to release either of her names?
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So both bodies scheduled for autopsy, if they correctly identify the bodies after, no harm, no foul.
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True, Carlos is not a U.S. citizen but Carole is. Trump can simply remind Abe that this has been an international embarrassment for Japan for some time. Businessmen (and women) from around the world, including America have expressed concerns about doing business in Japan as a result of this fiasco.
Abe asked Trump to bring up the kidnapped Japanese when he had discussions with Kim.
Visitation rights for family members of people held on suspension is a given, Carlos is not incarcerated at this time but not allowed to even talk to his wife.
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Identified by surveillance camera footage in the park,.........and it took the Keystone Kops a month to get this predator of the streets. Must have been high priority.
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In the United States on Memorial Day, we start every event with a solemn service or a moment of silence
Memorial day is the official beginning of summer, we BBQ, we run the Indie 500 and the Coca-Cola 600, we have baseball games.
Freedom, that's what these guys died for.
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When are you people going to grow up? There are no guarantees of your safety. Japan, thought of as a "safe country" but victims of the Tokyo subway sarin attack along with countless instances of random violence, Norway, thought of as a"safe country" but Andesr Bleivek killed 77 and injured 319. New Zealand last month 49 dead but a "safe country".
Sometimes there are signs of mental illnesses and sometimes people just go over the edge. Yet people blame society, the government &ect.
One thing I learned a long time ago, stay vigilant, you probably can't stop it but you can react.
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Oh, and by the way, when I was at Camp Liberty at BIAP in 2005, I went to the Japanese camp on base and talked with the JGSDF guys there. Their mission was logistical support but it was still a combat zone.
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I am a proud Vietnam vet, also did my part in Tikrit and Balad in Iraq. Lost a lot of friends and saw a lot of caskets loaded onto C-130s. This day is for them and the brave guys who lost their lives defending freedom, not you Trump haters that take any opportunity to slam this president.
How many of you that are calling him a coward actually served? My guess is not many.
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With respect to Japanese involvement in Vietnam, the Japanese Self Defense forces did not deploy but the Japanese merchant marine was very active in transportation of supplies.
The point today is that China has designed vast areas of the south China Sea as territorial waters. Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia have a big interest in this dispute and need to pony up.
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Japan has the 8th ranked military in the world, the Constitution prohibits them from being used offensively. Some debate has been made as to whether a first strike against an eminent attack could be considered "self defense".
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Would it kill you to use her official title too? It's First Lady Melania Trump.
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I think I have seen more stories about cops forgetting their guns in convenience store bathrooms than being disarmed by perps.
Why was an armed cop ( or two ) responding to someone having kicked a car?
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The headline is about cannabis but half of the story is about stimulants. Apples, oranges.
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