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A CanadianOct. 31, 2012 - 10:23AM JST
There are over 1.25 billion Windows users worldwide...4 million is stunningly pathetic.
Posted in: 'Stunning' start for Windows 8: Microsoft chief
A CanadianOct. 25, 2012 - 12:53PM JST
@tkoind2, great advice! Well written!
@southsakai, I'm with you. I pee sitting down for the same reason and I have no shame about it, although admittedly it's partly for selfish reasons - my wife and I take turns cleaning the toilet and I don't enjoy cleaning my own splashes as I'm sure she would not.
Posted in: The 'downgraded wives' who make hubbies squirm
A CanadianOct. 25, 2012 - 11:20AM JST
Republicans talk about "legitimate rape" and now say that pregnancy caused by rape was “something God intended to happen”??? As a male I am offended. I truly cannot believe any rational person could vote for this party and their medieval thinking. I guess when you split half a brain amongst an entire party, this is the result.
@bass, if you want to talk about religion and moon bats, check this out...it beyond creepy what Romney believes in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6udew9axmdM
Posted in: Obama chides Romney over Republican's rape comment
A CanadianOct. 24, 2012 - 05:44PM JST
I don't understand how Romney can blast Obama about not balancing a budget in 4 years and turn around in the same debate and say, "Come on our website. You look at how we get to a balanced budget within eight to 10 years. We do it by getting — by reducing spending in a whole series of programs.". He's obviously lying to the American people and nothing he says can be trusted, except when he says, "Hi, my name is Mitt Romney.".
Posted in: Obama says Romney cannot be trusted to deal honestly with public
A CanadianSep. 14, 2012 - 10:33PM JST
7 and 12 years for murder...wtf???
Posted in: Man gets 12 years for starving baby son to death
A CanadianSep. 08, 2012 - 03:53PM JST
Eastwood is a pretty good actor and great director so it was really sad to see him going down the path to senility in such a public forum with that rambling diatribe. That's why they give actors scripts, so they don't have to ad lib. It was a good fit with the Republican platform though - old, tired and out-of-touch.
Posted in: Eastwood satisfied with Obama empty-chair speech
A CanadianSep. 07, 2012 - 12:23PM JST
edbardoe, actually 25.1 million watched Clinton versus 23.9 million for football. You should check facts.
Posted in: Clinton shows he is Obama's most valuable weapon
A CanadianSep. 06, 2012 - 05:11PM JST
Much of this starts at home. I know Japanese "salaryman" tend to go to the office early and leave late so their poor children don't have a father figure around except maybe weekends. Parents have to ensure they create an environment of open communication so that their kids can feel it's OK to discuss bullying. Parents of bullies should be punished to send the message to parents that they should educate their kids not to bully.
Posted in: Bullied junior high school boy commits suicide in Sapporo
A CanadianSep. 05, 2012 - 05:58PM JST
Completely agree with SushiSake3! Mitt must have had a hell of a hard time trying to decide which country to open his offshore accounts in, not to mention how to invest his $250MM - stocks? bonds? derivatives? I'm sure every American can identify with that and kind of hardship. A Romney win will take the US back in time. Maybe that's why they brought in Clint Eastwood - to remind voters which era the Republicans want to take the US back to.
Posted in: Michelle Obama says change takes time; urges 4 more years
A CanadianSep. 05, 2012 - 05:34PM JST
I read elsewhere that Japan will "not build new structures such as a lighthouse or port facilities, not conduct a survey of the natural resources around the islands and not allow any landing by a third party". Then what's the point of wasting our tax money??? These politicians need a swift kick in the head. They risk enraging China without at least getting the benefit of the presumed surrounding natural resources.
Posted in: Japan to buy islands at center of dispute with China for Y2.05 bil
A CanadianSep. 05, 2012 - 05:10PM JST
What's with all the crimes against children lately? From child abductions like this and the 7 yr old in Nagoya yesterday to psychotic parents abusing their kids for not cleaning up or beating them at video games. Thank goodness this cab driver has more brains than most others that whose cabs I've been in. Is it that more crimes are being reported that used to be covered up or is the population of psychos increasing?
Posted in: Student abducts 12-yr-old girl, confines her in travel bag in taxi trunk in Hiroshima
A CanadianSep. 05, 2012 - 05:00PM JST
It took 18 months to come up with a "Grand Design" which basically amounts to clean up and rebuild??? The Reconstruction Agency is sure filled with some geniuses. And does anyone actually want to go back there? By the time they restore everything and people can move back I would think that they will have settled down and laid roots somewhere else. I don't want my taxes used so corrupt politicians and bureaucrats can dish out contracts to their friends and families.
Posted in: Gov't unveils 'Grand Design' for Fukushima reconstruction
A CanadianSep. 04, 2012 - 12:55PM JST
I think Clint Eastwood pretty much personified Romney's platform in his "invisible Obama" rant at the RNC - old and delusional.
Posted in: Obama says Romney has vision from last century
A CanadianAug. 31, 2012 - 10:03PM JST
viking68: "I have heard designers say that if a product is used incorrectly, it was designed incorrectly. Humans will make mistakes, and planes need to have the common mistakes like this engineered out of the equation."
Completely agree! My 2 year old daughter can operate an iPad because it is intuitive. You would think airplane engineers could make airplane controls intuitive enough that someone would not mistake "a command button for the cockpit door lock switch nearby.".
Posted in: ANA pilots unaware for 17 seconds that plane was almost turning upside down
A CanadianAug. 22, 2012 - 04:06PM JST
A bunch of 20-somethings at a Comic Market is hardly representative of "foreign visitors". Anyhow, I think the food and cleanliness are definitely two of the things I like most. Also, things just work here exactly as they should - put money in a vending machine and a drink comes out - in other countries that can be a 50-50 prospect sometimes. As for the people, I find people from Osaka to be much more friendly in general than those from Tokyo. I hate this heat. I used to dislike the whacky Japanese TV shows and commercials but they've grown on me. And having lived here for so long, I don't find anything strange or surprising anymore.
Posted in: Foreign visitors to Comiket 82: What they like and don't like about Japan
A CanadianAug. 16, 2012 - 03:49PM JST
Wow, what is with all the anger and hatred lately in Japan, South Korea and China. Instead of all the aggressive words and posturing, why can't the leaders of the countries sit down and talk about it like adults. I know, I know, it's because they all act like children and have half a brain between them, but it would be nice for a change.
Posted in: Rally-go-round
A CanadianAug. 16, 2012 - 11:23AM JST
I'm sure visiting SK is right at the very top of the Emperor's to-do list.
Posted in: Japan protests at S Korea's comments on emperor
A CanadianAug. 16, 2012 - 11:21AM JST
Posted in: Lee says emperor would have to apologize if he wishes to visit S Korea
A CanadianAug. 16, 2012 - 11:06AM JST
Japanese politicians are spineless. They'll cave in to pressure soon and return the activists like they did with the Chinese captain that rammed the Coast Guard ships.
Posted in: China protests after Japan arrests activists
A CanadianAug. 16, 2012 - 10:31AM JST
On the topic of China, I don't think they should be throwing stones at Japan from their glass house. Human rights violations continue to be a problem. China has to get their own house in order before telling others what to do.
Posted in: Japan should respect victims of wartime aggression: China
Jul. 05, 2015 - 07:29AM JST
Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,”…
Posted in: Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking U.S. computers
Jul. 05, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
A rising property market would help support the view that Japan's economy is finally recovering.
Posted in: The quality of buildings is high while investment opportunities are abundant, unlike Singapore or Hong Kong where the number of available properties is limited. In that sense, Tokyo is one of the best destinations for investment.
Jul. 05, 2015 - 07:21AM JST
It's sad that another passenger was killed and people were injured by the smoke, however things…
Posted in: Fatal fire on airtight bullet train exposes lapses
I didn't believe in ghosts until I saw met two ghosts on Zushi beach a few…
Posted in: Japan is full of ghosts: Visiting the grave of Taira no Masakado’s head
We always hear that the Shinkansen has a flawless safety record on passenger fatalities but if…