HollisBrown's past comments

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    HollisBrown

    News just in Mariko Tsukamoto, the 37 year old housewife and newest member of AKB48, has been sacked after management found out she was currently 'in a relationship'. [joke]

    Posted in: 37-year-old mother of two joins AKB48

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    HollisBrown

    If the money was a political donation then it shows a serious lack of judgment and he's unelectable.

    If the money was a personal loan and he spent it on 'miscellaneous items' including a 'lucky rake' - then it shows a serious lack of judgment and he's unelectable.

    Either way his career should be over.

    'What a knob eh'

    Posted in: Watanabe says he spent some of Y800 mil on lucky charm

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    HollisBrown

    I think it's more likely that after retiring they lose the strict training schedule controlling their life and they replace that with another addiction - alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating etc. Long distance swimming training is a lonely place and the dedication needed to reach the highest level is immense. Whilst some athletes no doubt 'get started on the drugs' during training, I don't believe that Hackett and Thorpe would have.

    Posted in: Former Australian swimming great Hackett in rehab

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    HollisBrown

    kimuzukashiiii - So they fined him a nominal amount? How would they possibly decide how much? Traffic offence, criminal damage/graffiti etc. - with evidence or an admission of guilt - I'd get it, but assault? I just don't understand how they could fine him BUT not prosecute him. It's nonsensical.

    Posted in: Body of man suspected of killing woman in Gunma found in Tochigi

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    HollisBrown

    Suzuki had consulted police in Tochigi Prefecture last year after her former boyfriend allegedly assaulted her. At that time, Tochigi prefectural police arrested the former boyfriend but the man was released after paying a fine and receiving a warning to stay away from Suzuki.

    He was released after paying a fine? A fine for what - assault? With no trial or anything - the police decided? I can understand having to pay a fine for speeding, or illegal parking, and I can understand that a fine can get progressively higher the further over the limit the culprit was. But a fine for assault? Really? Surely it's either a caution and a warning (or Japanese equivalent), or charged and prosecuted?

    Posted in: Body of man suspected of killing woman in Gunma found in Tochigi

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    HollisBrown

    It's scandalous that this is still an issue.

    Posted in: Abductees' families want gov't action this year

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    HollisBrown

    Tamarama - The point I was trying to get at was after having nuclear power in Japan for more than 40 years, only now the Japan AEA wants to understand for themselves how meltdowns happen. I could've phrased myself a bit better in the question you quoted - it was supposed to be rhetorical!

    Where are the Japan AEA led/backed studies into how to better protect the energy generating processes within the power stations from earthquakes, tsunami etc.? Surely this sort of research is equally, if not more, important?

    I know that you'd expect the power plant operators to deal with this - and to an extent I agree- but the Japan AEA (and the IAEA) have a part to play as the recent disaster was directly caused by an earthquake and tsunami.

    Posted in: Scientists to create controlled nuclear meltdown in Ibaraki facility

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    HollisBrown

    Toyota recalled more than 6 million vehicles in 2013 - and more than 20 million vehicles in the last 2 years. So I would suggest they try and focus on better quality control on the production line and not just simply a higher volume.

    Posted in: Toyota aims to make more than 10 million autos in 2014

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    HollisBrown

    We want to study exactly how meltdowns happen and apply what we will learn to help improve ways to deal with severe accidents in the future

    40 plus years of nuclear power plants and they only want to study 'exactly how meltdowns happen' now?

    Has this research never been conducted before - anywhere in the world?

    Posted in: Scientists to create controlled nuclear meltdown in Ibaraki facility

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    HollisBrown

    You don't know many Liverpool fans then Jimizo! You also don't know a lot about Suarez the man!

    Zichi here's a stat for you - Suarez has 17 goals in his last 11 games. Torres has 17 goals in 94 games for Chelsea!!

    Posted in: Manchester United downs Aston Villa; Liverpool thrashes Spurs

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    HollisBrown

    However you will be easily identified as one of the few people wearing these daft glasses.

    Posted in: 'Privacy Glasses' protect your identity and your image

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    HollisBrown

    What do they mean by 'street vendors of lunch boxes' - market stalls? Kiosks? Shops at street level that operate through an open counter? vans that park up? vending machines?

    Posted in: Street vendors of lunch boxes will have to obtain licenses for food sanitation management, and the metropolitan government will oblige the vendors to use refrigerants and thermometers.

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    HollisBrown

    130 yen for an unlimited time on the Yamanote line.

    Posted in: Nap cafe for women opens in Tokyo

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    HollisBrown

    smithinjapan - It's clear that you found HG offensive, and that's fine. That doesn't mean you have the right to say everyone else should have been offended by him. THAT is what 'gokai' is saying. S/He didn't find HG's antics offensive because S/He was raised in a different environment and culture to you. It wouldn't be acceptable in your country, or in mine in fact - however there are things in our countries that absolutely wouldn't be acceptable here. Imagine a Japanese person living in the UK, on a bulletin board, complaining about a British comedian, drama, Tarrant on TV portrayal of Japanese people, Stephen Fry QI joke etc. Then imagine how the majority of British people would probably react: This is British humour; this is the UK, not Japan; that's the beauty of freedom of speech; go back to your own country and watch your crazy game shows etc.

    I personally couldn't stand HG, but I wish him well in his new career as a model.

    Posted in: Comedian Hard Gay tries professional modeling

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    HollisBrown

    Protests won't make a blind bit of difference with regard this issue.

    Control the media, control information, control education. Have a tighter grasp of these things and you control people. As I said before, the LDP don't want to lose power again.

    Posted in: Thousands protest against tough new official secrets law

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    HollisBrown

    Alternatively, a pen or pencil will achieve the same result when used with a piece of paper or even a notebook.

    Posted in: Alarm clock with clear plastic board to prevent you from forgetting important matters

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    HollisBrown

    Protests won't make a blind bit of difference.

    Abe's lot are going to do pretty much what they want now. Losing power to the DPJ was a wake up call for them and they won't want that to happen again. (See the report about the last election being unconstitutional but not illegal etc.)

    Posted in: Thousands protest against tough new official secrets law

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    HollisBrown

    Unfortunately, it won't make a blind bit of difference.

    Abe's lot are going to do pretty much what they want now. Losing power to the DPJ was a wake up call for them and they won't want that to happen again. (See the report about the last election being unconstitutional but not illegal etc.)

    Posted in: We, the people

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    HollisBrown

    bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang - my head against the desk. What an utterly ridiculous plan. 'Moral education from a textbook' - rubbish idea. 'Juvenile crime can stem from a lack of communication with family' - then let the kids spend more time with their family. Don't give them more schoolwork! There are so many things wrong with the education system in Japan, it's ludicrous that this nonsense is towards the top of a list and is likely to get funding, time, and effort from people and departments with a stack of much more important things to do.

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    HollisBrown

    I suppose they are well within their rights to sell their product to the Japanese consumer - however terrible I think it is. After all, the average Japanese Beaujolais Nouveau consumer doesn't have much of a clue about wine. I also suppose that it works the other way with sake etc.

    Posted in: 1st shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan

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