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HawkeyeMay. 21, 2015 - 03:07PM JST
Takata is in very serious financial trouble here and probably will not survive this issue as it is too large. I guess my puns were too deep for some of the posters here. Inflated = air bags, blown things = air bags, big bags of wind = again air bags. WTH I guess my sense of dry (very dry like I like my martini's, just wave the cork of the vermouth bottle over the glass is enough) humor does not gel with the younger generations. I guess I need to go back to trolling the Ethernet for other sources of entertainment because 99% of what is posted here and on other web sites is garbage anyway and just fun and games to take the edge off of the daily grind. It's amazing how many jobs there are in IT work and web sites that are really totally useless and at the end of the day unproductive and meaningless but what the hey, folks make money on other folks stupidity as the great PT Barnum once said " there is a sucker born every minute"
Posted in: Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million
HawkeyeMay. 21, 2015 - 07:29AM JST
I wonder if Takata can survive this financially? The US government has again blown things out of proportion and inflated their work loads like the big bags of wind they are.
HawkeyeMay. 16, 2015 - 03:03PM JST
Technically trying to grab and lift someone up is not defined as a kidnap attempt. I'm not saying that he did not intend to do harm or other actions to this girl but that is not kidnapping. He obviously wanted to do something else but what, where and how because anyone who has lived in Japan knows all too well, you can never be or are completely alone.
Posted in: Police looking for man who tried to kidnap 12-year-old girl in Tokyo
HawkeyeMay. 14, 2015 - 02:34PM JST
Technology to aid disabled people live more regular (normal) lives should be given a high priority to decide if it is safe or not for the users and the people around them. This is the same BS that drugs have to be tested for years and years before they can be released to the general public. Perhaps the government people who make the rules should have to spend some time attached to one of these walking assist devices so they can understand how they work and what benefits they offer. Someday, mankind will be able to do incredible things with technology to assist disabled people and I am all for it.
Posted in: Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan
HawkeyeMay. 14, 2015 - 02:28PM JST
The laws are the same in Japan and Britain. I remember when we moved to England many moons ago, our dog had to endure 6 months in a quarantined compound. He suffered tremendous psychological problems after that incident and was never the same again.
Posted in: Australia to Depp: Fly your dogs out or we'll put them down
HawkeyeMay. 09, 2015 - 12:59PM JST
Sad news and that child obviously is the victim here. Perhaps postpartum depression, a husband or boyfriend that walked out on them of just plain old depression.
Posted in: Woman, holding newborn baby, jumps from building
HawkeyeMay. 09, 2015 - 05:33AM JST
Interesting the helicopter in the photograph does not appear damaged so where is the downed copter?
Posted in: Foreign ambassadors killed as Taliban claim helicopter downing in Pakistan
HawkeyeMay. 09, 2015 - 05:29AM JST
I could go to any street corner in Times Square in Manhattan and buy a copy/counterfeit version of the same watch. Looks cheap, gaudy and like a hip hop gangsta time piece to me.
Posted in: Japanese man leaves $100,000 watch behind at Newark airport
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2015 - 07:27AM JST
Hey Canucks and I say Canucks with my tongue in cheek because they are a great nation of peaceful folks but there is no such thing as civil rights when you are defending your people against terrorists who don't care about you or any of your civil rights.
Posted in: Canada to pass anti-terror law; critics say it tramples rights
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
I'll have the supreme pizza, hold the pepperoni and please send the cops but give us a few minutes to eat a slice or two before the debriefing.
Posted in: Florida woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2015 - 07:21AM JST
Sorry to hear about this tragedy. We don't know if he could not swim, maybe he hit his head and was unconscious and clothing like shoes and trousers make it all the more difficult. Either way it's bad news. My J-wife can barely swim and they had a pool at her school with swimming lessons. Japan is not a swimmers country like other places. In the USA many people I know that living away from a body of water like the ocean, lakes or rivers are not swimmers or poor swimmers unless they had lessons with a proper swim teacher or their parents.
Posted in: 7-year-old boy drowns after falling into pond in Kyoto
HawkeyeMay. 05, 2015 - 02:55AM JST
Don't mess with Texas
Posted in: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest venue in Dallas
HawkeyeMay. 05, 2015 - 02:53AM JST
We went to Hamamatsu bay near that red Torii stuck into the bay on a rental skiff at low tide and we collected two large coolers full of "asari" clams. We went home and had asari clam soup and cold beer with all our neighbors, it was great.
Posted in: Clam crowds
HawkeyeMay. 04, 2015 - 11:16AM JST
Boko Haram, what kind of Muslims would do this to people, innocent children and women. What a bunch of losers. I think that over time, history will show that the Muslim religion and it's followers is not all it purports itself to be.
Posted in: With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death
HawkeyeMay. 02, 2015 - 12:35PM JST
Why does the drnk statements make news. They are all bogus like their government
Jt please stop reporting dtnk bs.
Posted in: N Korea says Japan's abduction summit bid to deceive world
HawkeyeMay. 01, 2015 - 02:00PM JST
Does anybody really think that any report like the one produced or created by the Baltimore police and coming from a police department anywhere in the USA is credible, impartial or would indict their own thugs. Hell no. It is time for a major reform in the USA. If I was only king or president for a day, I would abolish all police departments and replace then with an organization like a federal FBI system with every cop would be wearing the same uniform, receiving the same training, communicating inside the same system with a central database, have all the same vehicles, have all the same rules, make everything united and the same like other countries but hell no, each state wants to think like they are their own little country not part of a group of independent country states and this may have made sense a very long time ago when there was no electricity, cars, modern technology. The current system, the electoral college, is an outdated political system that maybe made sense when it took weeks for the election results to travel from an outlying state to the capital in Washington and now the results are instantaneous.
Posted in: Baltimore police hand report on man's death to prosecutor
HawkeyeMay. 01, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
The Saudi regeneration of their blood lines into the seats of power are just a bunch of lucky guys who control the world's oil economy transferring the throne to younger generations as the old farts die off. The house of Saudi was a tribe of sand dweller's a 100 years ago and worth nothing and today they control most of the world's economy because without oil machinery stops. Interesting though that only about 17% of crude oil used in the USA comes from that region, but we as Americans are under the thumb of the house of Saudi and why is that. Probably because fat cat politicians in Washington are handsomely paid in the background by the house of Saudi to vote in their favor. Why is it that the USA who can produce enough oil on it's own oil pays homage to the house of Saudi. Maybe 50 years ago there was a good reason but now there is no rational to kowtow to that region with so much natural resources available internally.
Posted in: Saudi king injects new blood into leadership: analysts
HawkeyeApr. 30, 2015 - 03:52AM JST
This is so stupid. What happened 70 or more years ago has little or nothing to do with modern day Japan. Japan has been a peaceful nation for 70 years now and that should be an example of how other countries should also behave. Are Jewish people asking for every German diplomat to apologize for what the Nazis did to the 6+ million Jewish people that were exterminated? Are the people of Iraq protesting that the USA invaded their country under false premises and killed tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians directly or indirectly. How about the millions of native American "Indians" and the list goes on and on. Has the USA ever apologized for it's war crimes, I think not.
My J-wife was born in the 1960's, do I have to ask her to apologize every December 7th for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, of course not! Heck her dad was only 10 years old when the US Army Air Corps fire bombed Tokyo and they lost every possession they owned and he does not make me say sorry or begrudge me. Come on Korea quit whining and move forward and forgive and if you can't forgive then find some other cause. Why don't Korean people in the USA go to the DNK embassy in NYC and protest, nope because the NK's will exterminate your cousins on the north side of the border.
Posted in: Hundreds protest in California ahead of Abe's visit
HawkeyeApr. 29, 2015 - 08:04AM JST
Everyone who deals, buys, sells and uses hard drugs in that part of the world knows that many southeast Asian countries have extreme penalties for possession and sale or even intent to sell. Those people took a huge risk and lost. There are plenty of other ways to make a living that does not carry those consequences. I don't know which system is worse, in Japan they come and get you with little notice and it's straight off to the necktie party and in Indonesia you know it's coming and have to wake up each day to be tortured by the thought that you day is coming soon.
Posted in: Indonesia executes 8 drug convicts; Filipina spared
HawkeyeApr. 28, 2015 - 02:40PM JST
This is news? Movin on
Posted in: Japan gets bigger as new coastline emerges
May. 23, 2015 - 04:02AM JST
The governor of the Japanese island of Okinawa said on Wednesday he will travel to the…
Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island
May. 23, 2015 - 03:58AM JST
Tamarama MAY. 22, 2015 - 05:30PM JST
Standing your ground and fighting to the death takes…
Posted in: Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria
May. 23, 2015 - 03:49AM JST
I understand that this guy is not a mentor - especially for someone of the royal…
Posted in: Man arrested for threatening Princess Kako online
May. 23, 2015 - 03:45AM JST
JAL flight attendants always nice to me :).
And imagine doing shift work / cabin service…
Posted in: Appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in 'nut rage' case
May. 23, 2015 - 03:40AM JST
I certainly didn't miss the misogyny, or the See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No…
Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan