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Posted in: U.S. assails China, Russia vetoes on Syria at U.N. See in context

I'm not surprised with China, who's people have no human rights to begin with

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Posted in: Sarah Palin says she will not run for president See in context

I was wondering what that gigantic sigh of relief was about ...

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Posted in: Apple announces death of Steve Jobs at 56 See in context

Anyone else feel like crying after hearing the news?

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Posted in: Scientists on trial for manslaughter in Italy for failure to warn residents about quake See in context

First of all, if these natural disasters were really "divine punishment" then why are these useless politicians still alive?

Second, isn't Italy wooing foreign countries to try and keep from going bankrupt? I don't think this is the best way of doing it.

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Posted in: JAL to offer Internet access on int'l flights using eXConnect service See in context

Pipe Dream. We are totally not going to see this.

Some of us did see this a few years ago with Connexion by Boeing. The plug was pulled because it was too expensive and there wasn't enough demand. What I'm wondering is how long this new service will last?

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Posted in: 1 dead, 2 missing, over 1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears See in context

Evacuate Nagoya and go where?

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Posted in: TEPCO compensation hotline overwhelmed by 3,000 complaints per day See in context

Only 3,000?

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Posted in: Japan says it has caught 195 whales in northwest Pacific See in context

Japan says it has caught 195 whales in the Pacific Ocean this season under a research program ...

Ok, let's see some data/results from this research program

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Posted in: 2 ASDF members arrested over theft of wallet from drunk See in context

That was a really stupid thing to do. They didn't have 200 yen for the bus? One goes from Sakae to right near the airport/base. As CrazyJoe said, they could have also walked - it's doable.

Also Sakae is not a "ku". Sakae is in Naka-ku.

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Posted in: Tohoku Relief Homestay program sends 62 students to U.S. during summer See in context

Hope the kids had fun. Only four boys?

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Posted in: Gaijin -- just a word or racial epithet with sinister implications? See in context

Mr. Landsberg has some good music up on YouTube

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Posted in: Rice shipped from Fukushima Prefecture See in context

The government keeps raising and lowering radiation limit levels, so you'll excuse me if I'm not filled with confidence

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Posted in: Noda to become Japan's next prime minister See in context

Who cares who the PM is? They'll just quit again within a year. Then the country will go through this massive idiocy all over again. The Japanese government is the laughing stock of the world, as it should be.

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Posted in: Anger mounts in tsunami-hit areas over political power games See in context

“I feel like I’m watching events in another country,” said Takita, 60.

Typical Japanese elitist statement. "Another country" wouldn't change leaders every 15 minutes like Japan does.

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Posted in: Malaysian woman takes husband's mistress captive See in context

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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Posted in: China bans songs by Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys See in context

China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory,

Recently I've been wondering what China doesn't see as part of its territory

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Posted in: Ishihara calls Kan, cabinet 'not Japanese' for not visiting Yasukuni Shrine See in context

“The Japanese race has become a degraded shadow of its former self. We brought this upon ourselves,”

So what are you going to do about it?

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Posted in: Gadhafi's son resurfaces, free and vowing to fight See in context

".., and we die here"

Preferably this

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Posted in: 'Amazing' therapy wipes out leukemia in study See in context

Wow, very cool!

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Posted in: U.S. says it won't tolerate loopholes in child abduction issue with Japan See in context

Japanese critics of The Hague treaty often charge that women and children need protection from abusive foreign men.

What about abusive Japanese women? I was married to one but THANKFULLY we never had children.

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Posted in: Nissan works on recharging Leaf with solar power See in context

What about putting solar panels in the roof of the car?

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Posted in: Hewlett-Packard TouchPad makes a mediocre tablet See in context

Is this WebOS what Palm users were expecting Palm OS 6 to be?

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Posted in: Boeing's long-delayed 787 Dreamliner arrives in Japan See in context

What a beautiful plane. It looks really nice in the ANA livery

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Posted in: Iran unveils underground missile silos See in context

Well I feel safe

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Posted in: Office romance: Beware your coworkers See in context

Even if the guy separates from his wife and moves out, he cannot get caught having an affair until I believe he is out of the house for at least a year.

Not until he is legally divorced, and even after divorce, there is a 3 year statute of limitations in the event of an extra marital affair. Compensation money paid by the guilty party can be as high as ¥3000000 depending on the circumstances, and the people involved.

Divorce in Japan can be very unpleasant

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Posted in: Nintendo's task: The Wii, again, more, better See in context

not only do we want to bring back those people who have left Nintendo, we also want to create a new group of core users

I "left" Nintendo because the game library was boring. The Wii especially, seemed Gundam and Pokemon-centric, and I'm not in elementary school anymore.

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Posted in: Young people sign up as SDF's image soars in disaster aftermath See in context

I must admit, I was impressed seeing the SDF out there in action.

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Posted in: How much longer can photographic film hold on? See in context

If film ceases to be available then photography will be dead for me and I will quit

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Posted in: Employees reveal absurd company regulations See in context

So then the custodian did an office by office meeting and explained to every one that the fire escape had to be clear in case of fire therefore people were not to use it when there was not a fire in case there was a fire.

Being told not to use fire stairs is not in the same league as being told what color underwear is permissible

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Posted in: World's smallest Windows 7 computer See in context

Hope it has WiFi or a packet houdai service to DL all those updates

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