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    GW

    There is some truth to this analogy, in the past it helped Japan but in the last 30yrs & counting its doing the opposite, Japans stubborn ways, inability to adapt, brutal in-efficiencies etc etc yeah the Japanese are still kinda stuck to each other but this has MUCH less useful than in the past & goes a long way to explaining the decline of modern Japan!

    Posted in: Japanese society is resilient. The father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen, said the Chinese are loose grains of sand. But the Japanese are sticky rice, they stick together and that is their strength.

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    GW

    Across the street, Brown stopped and turned to face Wilson. Wilson said he told Brown to get on the ground. Brown did not. Backing up rapidly, Wilson fired multiple rounds of shots. “I know if he reaches me, he kills me,” Wilson testified.

    .... Some info seems to be missing or Wilson was facing Brown, neither moving( I assume some distance between them) then Wilson backs up rapidly while shooting Brown

    My question is, at that point WHY did he fire his gun if NOTHING was happening..............

    Can anyone fill in the gaps, if there are any to be filled?

    Because if not it sounds like Wilson fired when he didn't need to.........am I missing something here?

    Posted in: Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen

  • 3

    GW

    I think one of my teeth just fell out reading this LOL!!!!

    Posted in: Japan serves up yet another weird pizza

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    GW

    The whole throw away house concept here I find disgustingly wasteful & they are not cheap. The throw away house is a fairly modern concept dreamt up by the construction industry, thankfully there are more options now to build something that will last, but the majority seem to like the plastic gas producing toxic new homes for some bizarre reason

    I mean in the past Japan made houses that lasted, there is no reason for these high priced un/under insulated single pane window pieces of crap that are everywhere, but hey I aint going to live in one!

    Posted in: Cultural lessons in housing and construction

  • 5

    GW

    This number has to be low, but then I be the powers that be would say only about 5% of Japanese are alcoholics!

    Yes its mind numbingly boring, colossal waste of time, also hear ex cops often find jobs at them(h'mmmm wonder whyyyyy!!???)

    Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'

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    GW

    Strangerland

    Allegiance is a rather dated concept these days with many people moving around kids being born in different countries, Japan is rather primitive in its approach to all this sadly, if Japan did offer dual citizenship I would likely go for it, I love Japan & Canada where I was born, I like things about BOTH, I bitch & complain about things in BOTH, allegiance has squat to do with it!

    Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever

  • -1

    GW

    Strangerland,

    There are very good reasons why most of us PR holders wont take J-citizenship. The short answer is if we have to give up our current passport(ie no dual citizenship) well then is simply is no where near worth it to do so for most of us unless your for example a yankee making big bucks & therefore have to ALSO pay uncle sam taxes then it might push you to make that leap.

    But without dual citizenship(a fairly common concept in this global world) we would be foolish to take the plunge. JAPAN needs to make itself more attractive, but seriously I just don't think the powers that be give a damn! And by that I mean they don't give a damn about THEIR own country, most of us know the foreigners are only tolerated & useful for collecting taxes since on average we likely make more.

    Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever

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    GW

    We will never know the truth...........if it is true I think(correct me if I am wrong) too many years have passed to address the allegations.........

    Either way at the end lies tragedy for Cosby or the women who have endured all this in silence for years

    No winners in this one

    Posted in: More Cosby shows canceled as women allege assault

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    GW

    Yes the reasons a blatantly obvious, but apparently a large portion of the locals don't get it........words fail me

    abe etc are doing this for unbelievably selfish reasons, Japanese should be............well FURIOUS right about now......... but alas hardly a peep, Japan YOU GET what you deserve, no bitching afterwards now you hear!

    Posted in: It's like pushing a reset button. Once the election is over, Abe is likely to claim that he's got a popular mandate and now practically has a blank check from the people to continuing to govern for another four years.

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    GW

    Another example of the "parents" bringing kids into the world in Japan who clearly shouldn't be making babies.

    Just another case similar to the "parents" who starved their 3yr old!

    As I said we will be seeing more & more of this as people who shouldn't be having kids are more & more the ones that are, the tragedies will continue

    Posted in: Woman held for murder after dropping 3-year-old daughter from bridge into river

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    GW

    Like so many aspects of J-society politics sucks!

    Japan needs to re-invent its entire political system, current one is utterly dysfunctional.

    As for leadership............in almost 25yrs I haven't seen any at all, the closest thing to a leader was just a fancy hairstyle!

    Same as a few earlier posters I am sick of watching Japan mortgage its own future which is getting bleaker day by day!

    Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever

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    GW

    Sadly THESE are the kinds of ""parents"" that Japan will(in fact its already started a number of years ago!) be seeing more & more as time passes, the ones who are utterly incapable of sustaining a family yet end up with kids, meanwhile I predict more & more Japanese will put off or go without kids as time passes.

    Unless Japan TOTALLY re-invents itself we are going to be witnessing more & more misery on these isles!

    Posted in: Parents arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death

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    GW

    This country is getting more & more FUBAR, man today is one of those days I really regret putting roots down here, young people must be really having trouble keeping it together with the way the country is headed WTF!

    Posted in: Voters to Abe: Why call an election now?

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    GW

    This is kinda funny & sad, I mean who would have thunk a country that cant even slightly admit its own role in WWII etc that white washes history for decades would result in this kind of "thinking" well doh!!!

    I for one am not surprised by whats happening in Japan the last couple decades, but it IS sad & entirely avoidable, but alas here we are watching Japan slide back to the past! If it gains enough momentum watch out, the masses WONT be able to stop it, just like in the past!

    Posted in: Author says 'The Wind Rises' is full of lies

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    GW

    I feel sorry for both the kids & the dog, you ALWAYS must be very aware of YOUR dog around small children especially when there are more than one..........I don't know what it is but the small size of kids & their erratic movements can make dogs uneasy & spook them

    Owner must always keep their dogs on a TIGHT leash when around people the dog doesn't know especially small kids

    Sadly this dog will have to be put down, I hope the kids are all ok

    Posted in: 7 children injured by dog in Oita

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    GW

    JPrin

    You might want to re-phrase............???

    Posted in: Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi

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    GW

    The guy feels guilty, turns himself in & then LIES his A$$ off!

    I hope the cops in the meantime have high tailed it to this Aichi ""Breeder"" & have its staff in custody for some severe questioning as they sure as hell sound guilty, question is will the keystones do so, I bloody hope so!

    Posted in: Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi

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    GW

    It should be obvious to the idiots who run this country that the people are MAXED out as far as ALL the taxes being paid, further increases are & will really hurt the most vulnerable in Japan, point blank its wrong & must end or there is going to be a lot more misery, suicide, etc.........

    The govt wastes so so so so much yen its crazy, they could easily cut spending by I figure 25% across the board if they simply get rid of bid rigging, kick backs, amakudari & a lot of regulations that are NOT for regulation but to fleece people & small business of $$$ to fund bureaucracies that are designed simply to pilfer our taxes, its beyond insane, govt & govt workers are KILLING the country, & not so slowly!

    Posted in: Aso says sales tax hike delay must not happen again

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    GW

    JRojo,

    I gave this all the thought that was needed, my conclusion was simple WE ALL have to deal with crap, celebs simply don't need anything SPECIAL because they are celebs, UNDERSTAND.

    No where did I ever say ANYONE(even celebs) have to put up with abuse, comprende! There are laws & venues to pursue this stuff, we just don't need anything special for whiney celebrities is all, pretty simple.

    Posted in: Jennifer Lawrence: Privacy loss takes heavy toll

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    GW

    Clearly this lady I have never heard of before should have had a CLUE that this thing happens to people who become known for something or other DUH!

    Crap with respect to peoples privacy happens to people in ALL walks of life but we are supposed to give a damn about the poor poor celebrities hahaha cry me a river

    If you don't like & cant handle it then GET OUT of the biz!

    Everybody has to deal with crap in their job, lousy bosses, sexual & power harassment, awful commutes etc etc but we cant all get laws so play to our individual needs so GROW UP deal with YOUR problems like the rest of us have to celebrities YOU AINT SPECIAL, understand?

    Posted in: Jennifer Lawrence: Privacy loss takes heavy toll

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