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Posted in: School forced to disclose bullying questionnaire results to parents See in context

If you make exceptions to a promise, then you are only backpedaling or justifying.

By breaking a promise, you are breaking trust. And without trust nothing works; not in personal relationships, not in business.

The students will learn to never trust the teachers, the parents, no one. The students will learn if you ever tell the truth under confidentiality, someone can use it against you.

How does this help young adults (whether minors or not) in society as a whole in any country.

The problem is the teachers should not have made a promise they couldn’t keep.

The teachers should have asked the students to reply as honestly as possible, for this involved the loss of a human life, their fellow classmate; but with no false promises.

You will be surprised how people in any country are willing to step forward, if they are told the truth and how telling the truth can be of tremendous help.

And there is nothing mature and worldly of people who say, “I’m smarter, I know confidentiality doesn’t work, so I don’t say anything that can entangle me”.

These are just people who are afraid and have lost trust along the way. Just like the students.

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Posted in: Kyoto police deny witnessing death of high school girl in traffic accident See in context

Patrick Hagger, it may sound cool to say “get a life accidents happen in chases”. But when someone you care for is lying dead due to an accident, and you are looking for answers, don’t worry. Someone will come up to you, put their hand on your shoulder and say, “Patrick, don’t think about it too much, get a life accidents happen”.

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Posted in: Kyoto police deny witnessing death of high school girl in traffic accident See in context

In this situation, everyone loses. What if you were the parent, brother, sister, friend, etc., of the girl who died? Would you say, “Well my loved one died, but she should have just followed the law.” What if the girl who lived was the driver? How does she explain to her friend’s parents? What if you were one of the police officers? I doubt they became police officers so they could some how be responsible for a high school girl’s death. These officers go home tonight and a family member asks, “How was your day, caught any bad guys?” How do they answer? “No, no bad guys, but I saw a high school girl lying dead in the street, and maybe I was responsible.” How do they forget the girl’s face lying in the street? And yes, everyone affected should be watched for any suicidal actions. In high school, we all did things that could have turned really bad, but did not; so we forgot about it.

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Posted in: Police say killer of 23-year-old nurse may have held a grudge See in context

Visitor found dead in man's apartment = not good. Ex-girlfriend is the visitor = looks bad. Death obviously not an accident; knife wound = that light at the end of the tunnel is getting very dim. If the man is innocent, I hope they find a lot of compelling evidence in his favor. Just imagine if he was a foreigner!

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Posted in: Police say killer of 23-year-old nurse may have held a grudge See in context

When someone speculates/comments on a situation, other people can form an idea/image of the person. Everyone can get a different perspective on the matter. As an example, if someone said "I think pink, polka-dotted aliens from the 23rd dimension did it", then possibly this person is trolling or one of the detectives working the case.

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Posted in: Police say killer of 23-year-old nurse may have held a grudge See in context

What is the point of a forum if you do not "speculate". Should we all come to a forum and say "That's so tragic!", "Wow, that's surprising!", etc., etc. If you are waiting for "more details", when is "more details" enough to know the truth. It sounds very mature and "safe" to say, "Let's wait for more details". However, this adds nothing to a forum. Not very interesting to read a lot of "So sad", "Tragic isn't it", etc. People already feel that. Add value to a forum and "speculate". Maybe it's not "safe", but take a chance in life and speculate.

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Posted in: Police say killer of 23-year-old nurse may have held a grudge See in context

What if the first assumption is wrong. What if the "man" asked the woman to come and visit him. So they could talk, and maybe the man could get her back. Then everything starts to fall into place. He wants to get the relationship going again. She doesn't. Fight starts, bad things happen. Are there e-mails confirming it was the woman's idea to visit?

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Posted in: How one Japanese village defied the tsunami See in context

I like swimming at the beach, walking up white concrete steps to showers, walking on concrete streets to a store to buy ice cream and onigiri, sitting in my car with the air conditioner on listening to my favorite music, driving back home thinking “They should make the highways bigger and wider so it would be faster.” Then when I get home I water my plants and drink some nice coffee in my solid concrete condo. I also like to go hiking and often think they should pave concrete steps all the way up the mountain, with wide paved resting places along the way for taking pictures and eating. In Japan, I like to go bicycling around the city, and back home I like to mountain bike in the woods. I usually don’t have a problem with concrete and nature, or if one happens to dominate the other at the location. (People often visit walled in cities, castles, the Great Wall of China; relating aged with remarkable.)

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Posted in: Scanners and pat-downs upset airline passengers in U.S. See in context

You can “say”, “do” and “sell” anything if the product/idea is packaged in fear. Fear of cancer/disease, lightning/earthquake, war/terrorism, etc. When building these scanners, the designers considered that someone might wear cotton, polyester or leather, long heavy dresses/winter underclothing, etc. The scan has to be strong, and if there are health concerns just label it under “necessary risk”. When undergoing a scan at a doctor’s office, the scan is focused at a specific area. These airport scans cover your entire body, whether a child or adult. Have you ever wondered why everyone rushes out of the room when you’re about to be scanned at a doctor’s office? But don’t feel bad, there are people standing by these machines all day working (is it safe to be next to these machines for a long period of time). People go to sleep afraid and wake up afraid, they willing risk their love ones being scanned over and over again, to fight wars, etc., just to ease their fears. However, people in power never risk their love ones.

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Posted in: Dear Angry Western Guy See in context

Among the many possible reasons for the incident, here’s one: Wife did something that she feels will anger husband. For some reason, wife feels she should tell husband. If she tells him at home, a very unpleasant event may occur. So she decides to tell him at a nice open place with him in control of stroller (wife free to run just in case; just joking I hope). So he rants; unpleasant, but he has time to walk and think while pushing their child in a stroller. (Plan successful! Could have been worse at home.) Who knows what really happened? I would be thinking; What caused such an outburst?, Why here in an open place?, etc. However, Melissa seems to be focusing too much on “how it affects Melissa.” A boss yelling at a worker may be angry about something at home. Look deeply at the individual. “Everyone” has a button that when pushed will bring about an unpleasant reaction in public.

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