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Christina O'NeillJul. 03, 2012 - 10:53AM JST
Easy to conservein the counryside, recycle tins and glass, feed vegetable peelings to the livestock, burning potato peelings with salt cleans the chimney and the rest to the compost heap. No street lighting, saves on energy and you can clearly see the stars at night. Fuel is wood burning and electricity by wind and solar panels. Self sufficeint and kind to the environment. Planting fruit and nut bearing trees we share the bounty with the birds and squirels, hedgerow for nesting, weeds like nettles and thistles for birds and butterflys. Could I do all this in a city? No I think not.
Posted in: The urban solution
Christina O'NeillJul. 03, 2012 - 10:23AM JST
Asaad seems detemined to hang onto power at any cost. The cost is thousands of civilians , men women children dead or injured, their homes and commuities destroyed. He has attacked Turkish aircraft which may yet be his undoing. I just hope there is some way to resolve the situation quickly, to spare the further suffering of the population. ,
Posted in: Syria strikes Damascus suburb; UN decries arms flow
Christina O'NeillJul. 03, 2012 - 09:45AM JST
I would have expected that with a democratic vote that the majority ie 38 in favour of creating a whale sanctuary and 21 against, that the motion is carried. The yeas won. The sanctuary should now exist.
Posted in: Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
Christina O'NeillJul. 03, 2012 - 09:29AM JST
sfip330, It is not my place or business to be judgemental concerning other peoples romantic choices. If both persons are over the age of consent, why should I tell them who to date. If a woman wants to be a mother, it is up to her to achieve this during her fertile years. If a man wishes to have children then he will in all probability find a partner with simular wishes.I have no other thoughts on the subject, other then, live and let live.
Posted in: More women in their 40s dating younger men
Christina O'NeillJul. 02, 2012 - 10:05AM JST
49 plus females finding love, and or companionship with younger men, why not? There does not seem to be so much of a taboo with older men and younger females.Go for it you women who meet the guy of your dreams and to !!!! with the begrudgers. I guess I have lived long enough to learn not to be critical of other peoples choices.
Christina O'NeillJul. 02, 2012 - 09:19AM JST
Well here goes, a new solar energy park. a sunny resolution for japans energy needs
Posted in: Japan opens solar energy parks
Christina O'NeillJul. 02, 2012 - 09:12AM JST
Unfair that he should steal the fruits of someone elses labour
Posted in: 69-year-old man arrested for stealing melons worth Y60,000
Christina O'NeillJul. 01, 2012 - 07:44PM JST
I sit here safe and sound in a nuclear energy free country and think of my family in Japan.I know only too well how difficult it was for them during the first year of the Fukushima disaster,which even now gives concern for its staus. I had hoped that the powers that be would react to the disaster with the realisation that nuclear reactors will never be guaranteed safe in aearthquake prone zone. So far even with all the reactors shut down ,energy has been produced from alternative sources. There has been restrictions on the production but enough energy to keep everything ticking over. One reactor is to be restarted , People protest and it appears that no one among the powers that be has listened to them
Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis
Christina O'NeillJul. 01, 2012 - 11:07AM JST
Ebuda even if this person was who you descibe as a stingy old hag in your evaluation of character, a person has died, a life is lost. Where is your compassion?
Posted in: Talent management agency president commits suicide in office
Christina O'NeillJul. 01, 2012 - 10:25AM JST
Alan, yes I agree with you there are idiots out there with no concern whatsoever for the safety of others.There are stupid ignorant people who discard lighted cigarettes in areas unsafe to do so. These same people smokers and none smokers usualy portray the same disregard for others in all aspects of their daily lives. It is a matter of a persons individual character. Persnaly, and I can only speak for myself, I carry a small disposasal container in my handbag. I totaly abstain from smoking in an area undesignated to lighting up. Like I said forcing people to inhale passive vapours is absalutely unacceptable, but I would not appreciate anyone attempting to force me to quit
Posted in: Smokers find new haven in Japan, but for a price
Christina O'NeillJul. 01, 2012 - 09:44AM JST
Cause of his demise is obviuosly in conflict, I guess the coroner will make the final decision. However he died it will be a sad loss for his family and friends . my condoleceis RIP
Christina O'NeillJul. 01, 2012 - 09:32AM JST
Whether to smoke or abstain is a matter of choice. In Ireland the work place, pubs restaurants,cinemas ect, smoking is forbidden. Pubs now provide a sheltered area where sm okers may light up usualy in the back of the hostelry in a pleasant garden patio area. A gas heater in the winter provides for a pleasent area in which we gather. Passive smoking does compel others to inhale to inhale the smoke so I am happy that the rules for non smoking areas is vigorously imposed. I do not think prohibition will work or be tolerated. I can smoke, get into my car and drive safely, the same can not be said for the drink driver. After smoking a cigarette, I will not go home and cause conflict with my family or neighbours. So if the antismokers regime want to tell me how to live my life, will they put the same energy into the prohibition of alcholol? PS, I also enjoy the odd tipple
Christina O'NeillJun. 30, 2012 - 10:57PM JST
Honesty in trade and manafacture is the only way to ensure your customers that your product is safe , reliable and dependable. Dishonesty causes doubt on what ever it is that you wish to market. It is not naive to expect these standards to enable the consumer to discern their choice of purchase. Whistle blowers, up to the present ruling, seem to have had very little protection when malpractice is brought to the attetion of their employers. So it is only my own oppinion when I consider , that if you want to survive in the current economic situation, that honesty is indeed the best policy
Posted in: Whistleblower wins in Supreme Court
Christina O'NeillJun. 30, 2012 - 10:32PM JST
Power to the people! and these demonstrators are saying that it does not mean nuclear power
Posted in: Tens of thousands protest Japan nuclear restart
Christina O'NeillJun. 30, 2012 - 10:19PM JST
Arrested on suspicion of neglect,now thats an understatement!
Posted in: Baby dead 'for a day' as mother chats on Internet forums
Christina O'NeillJun. 30, 2012 - 10:15PM JST
Honesty is the best policy, but, since Hamada won the case for his unfair domotion, perhaps it will be the only viable policy in the future
Christina O'NeillJun. 29, 2012 - 08:15PM JST
Anyone who was unaware of the exhibition will due to the ensueing publicity of the court case, be fully aware of it now. Nikon having agreed to the display initialy, may have been better advised to have stuck by their agreement. The publicity has also highlighted the threats towards Ahn and his family, who have attempted to discourage him,a particular nasty type of censorship. I admire the fact he has gone ahead with the exhibition despite the intimidation
Posted in: Comfort women photographer pleased by Japan court
Christina O'NeillJun. 29, 2012 - 10:01AM JST
As one door shuts another one was able to be opened
Posted in: Suspect in train groping case escapes from police 'koban' by back door
Christina O'NeillJun. 29, 2012 - 09:54AM JST
Take a cutting from a healthy branh of the tee, a wee bit of rooting hormone,with a bit of TLC it will be fine. Then donate the cash you want to raise to a cause in the area that will truly flourish
Posted in: Japan city seeks funds for dying 'miracle' pine
Christina O'NeillJun. 29, 2012 - 09:44AM JST
A share holder asked, "Can you swear that past problems will never happen again" I dont see any reply from the Execs
Posted in: Olympus board promises no more scandals
May. 22, 2013 - 10:55PM JST
Are short fares that bad? Surely km for km and minute for minute they pay more?…
Posted in: The secret slang of Japanese cabbies
May. 22, 2013 - 10:51PM JST
therougou May. 22, 2013 - 10:27PM JST
I don't think Hashimoto cares about Ishihara.
Posted in: Ishihara advises Hashimoto to stop tweeting
May. 22, 2013 - 10:43PM JST
But yet....you all stay in Japan. Interesting.
Posted in: BOJ says no new easing measures
May. 22, 2013 - 10:33PM JST
Takes 1 second on google but some people can't be bothered I guess.
Posted in: Tokyo Skytree marks first anniversary
May. 22, 2013 - 10:27PM JST
I don't think Hashimoto cares about Ishihara. He just wants to use him to his advantage…