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Brian WhewayMay. 29, 2016 - 03:18PM JST
Gokai, your not 100% right, there are guns in japan but these are tightly regulated, and in the UK we have plenty of guns, yet again they are very tightly regulated, there restrictions on which caliber of rifle you can have, but you need to have a good reason for having it, and just saying "i want one" is not good enough you need to have proof/evidance for that caliber, and what your going to use it for/on, we have inspection of our equipment, where its stored, (all in good strong solid metal cabinets, with good locks) any infringement leads to peoples licenses being revoked/terminated or for slightly more serious infringements you got to prison for the minimum of 7 years. also the police look into you medical background and police history. some years ago, me and my son went to an authorised shooting range in the USA, we talked to the instructors for some time about our licences and laws they could not believe how stick it is, we told them that every gun on their range in the UK would have landed them 7 years in the nick as they were all illegal, and they are all prohibited. so yes you can have gun in society, but they have got to be highly regulated, and backed up with strong deterrents and possible imprisonment.
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Brian WhewayMay. 29, 2016 - 02:37PM JST
Is there any news on her latest condition? is she still in hospital under going treatment?
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Brian WhewayMay. 28, 2016 - 03:21PM JST
Being stabbed twice is bad enough, let allows 20 time, she very lucky to be alive! I hope she recovers, something tells me that she is going to be quite traumatised by this, I hope she gets some help to get over the nightmares, flashbacks.
Brian WhewayMay. 28, 2016 - 03:12PM JST
"the premier, commenting on the “cool” tattoo of a raven on his left arm." hang on, I thought that the Japanese disliked Tatoos? due to there connections with well known gangs, is the press saying its ok now as he's a hunky prime minister from Canada?
Posted in: Japanese swoon over Canada's 'hunky PM' Trudeau
Brian WhewayMay. 27, 2016 - 03:06PM JST
In the Uk thats about £3000 thats insane for two mellon, I know its his/hers money but I would rather give that amount of money to a soup kitchen or hostel to help loads of people, rather than just one person.
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch record Y3 mil at auction
Brian WhewayMay. 27, 2016 - 02:50PM JST
Please correct me if iam wrong, but has some one started or has documented these stories of the survivors? and have they been saved for the next generation to recall?
Either way these are powerful memories, the survivor should be able to forget them, but we need to remember them.
Posted in: 'I still hate the glow of the sun': Hiroshima survivors' tales
Brian WhewayMay. 25, 2016 - 03:17PM JST
wipe out, thanks that was an interesting read. thats the difference between what i/we would do against what trained pilots would do.
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Brian WhewayMay. 23, 2016 - 03:29PM JST
1 less nut job,,,, good work!!
Posted in: Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike
Brian WhewayMay. 23, 2016 - 03:25PM JST
I am very surprised that the co/pilot never sent out a may day call saying that there was a problem, very odd, even if it was to warn traffic control that that have a problem, either way this is very sad, my heard goes out to all of there loved ones, peace be with you all.
Brian WhewayMay. 22, 2016 - 03:33PM JST
Zurcronium, "USA with 15,000 gun deaths a year". sorry to correct you, but its over 35,000. its going to be hard to impossible to remove guns or tighten gun laws in the USA because it is ingrained in there culture.
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Brian WhewayMay. 21, 2016 - 03:55PM JST
I am not to sure that I would agree with the comity that voted for these scenes, I would liked to see 24 pictures the represent Japan as a nation IE: the emperor and his wife, mount Fuji, the bullet train, hello kitty, Tokyo tower, a fighting Ninja and samurai, a Tori, Sakamoto Ryoma, Shirakawa go in Gifu, the onsen monkeys in Nagano, Geisha/meiko there are stacks more things that represent Japan better.
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Brian WhewayMay. 21, 2016 - 02:49AM JST
In the Uk we get 150 illegal immigrants every day coming into the UK via lorries cars etc, (possibly more) due to poor boarder controls. then we get asylum seekers coming in to ports, airports, and they apply for asylum at the boarders leagaly. that could be 300-400 every day possibly 15,600 a year, so 150 a year, well thats just ridiculous!!
Brian WhewayMay. 19, 2016 - 03:36PM JST
so no nukes, no gas or petrol, or diesel, right whats left? solar power, and wind, thats Japan stuffed in the winter time!!! Oh! dear do these people ever think??? sorry I forgot about the humble horse, so all high rise books of flats need to have stables now.
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Brian WhewayMay. 19, 2016 - 03:29PM JST
I know that every one does not want to pay taxes,but there are things in life that have to be paid for, i.e. pensions for the elderly, infrastructure, fire, police, army, navy, other civil projects, politicians prisons judges, etc, I can't think of any other country that has such a low tax rate, so putting it up to 10% is not a good thing but it is in the long run, I know that I am going to get a lot of thumbs down on this, so I am sitting down ready hahaha!
Brian WhewayMay. 16, 2016 - 03:55PM JST
My thought are 1: how do you drive/operate a train whilst your asleep? 2: how did he stop the train if he was asleep? ( how do you apply the brakes?) 3: if your ill unwell, don't come to work esspecialy if the public is involved (where someone could be injured or worse killed), the last thing you need to do is put them at risk. 4: disciplinary action, well who for? may be the management ought to be disciplined, if they don't have the welfare of the staff at hand or they don't have a work policy saying if your ill, or giving clear instruction,IE: phone in if your unwell, are they not at fault?
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Brian WhewayMay. 15, 2016 - 03:47PM JST
We have an expression in the UK " all work and no play makes jack a very dull boy" i think that says it all really.
you have got to strike work and pleasure balance to much of one the other one won't work and visa versa.
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Brian WhewayMay. 14, 2016 - 03:42PM JST
I think there is one thing that gets my back up so quickly is noisy eating or talking whilst you have a mouth full of food, how disgusting is this its not necessary, and it makes me feel sick! it taught my child to eat and drink quietly, and to keep there mouths closed, on TV there are often fizzy or alcohol drinks advertised, but why does the person who opens the tin and gulps,(and very loudly) greches the drink down and then gives a gasp of air after wards? ok its satisfying and refreshing but do we have to enfersise that gulping noise? is it necessary ?sorry ill have to get off my soap box now.
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Brian WhewayMay. 14, 2016 - 03:32PM JST
I would like to call into question the account who looks after this guys accounts, why? well I think that he,she needs to be asked some questions like, did you ever call into question his expenditure? the accountant should be asking questions like, why was you using the state/official limo to visit that prefecture when you had no official engagement booked? and why did you have to have such an expensive hotel when there is clearly a cheaper hotels available? and can you explain to me why every single member of your office staff traveled with you and why did your children have to tag along on a state visit? is this necessary? why could it not have been you and two staff? I have a business and my accountant will ask me what is this you have claimed for, is it business related? and I have to give them an good explanation. does this governor have a budget? if not he should be given one and every single penny/yen should be accounted for. he should be held accountable for his expenditure, in the UK politicians were claiming silly things on there expenditure sheets, (duck house in his pond) second homes,etc, now the tax man has caught up with them they have had now to pay it all back,
Brian WhewayMay. 13, 2016 - 04:38PM JST
To be honest with you, I don't like the style, but I do appreciate the talent of the watch maker to push the boundaries of style and quality,
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Brian WhewayMay. 13, 2016 - 04:22PM JST
I hope that they don't over compensate and protect her too much, which would be a sad thing, but either way I hope the new baby brings them some joy and happiness.
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May. 29, 2016 - 04:39PM JST
What were their names
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May. 29, 2016 - 04:34PM JST
Sad story ... Stupid idiot.
More fuel to the fire.
He will burn.
Lets all remember…
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May. 29, 2016 - 04:15PM JST
My thoughts exactly Serrano. It means real income goes up. Good. Unfortunately the thing I spend…
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May. 29, 2016 - 04:12PM JST
How horrific! RIP to those killed, and courage and understanding to those families who will have…
May. 29, 2016 - 04:10PM JST
A very interesting post purely based on a fancy.
I think you are talking…
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