Hunter Brumfield's past comments

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Never feeling the need to count my change

    No honking and always courteous drivers.

    A car dealership where we have been treated extremely well through 15 years, with zero complaints

    National health insurance

    Very little graffiti & of course zero gang tagging

    Super efficient package delivery

    No potholes

    Elevators in the trains & subways

    Just-right portions in restaurants -- no bloat at the end, or guilt

    Dog owners who (mostly) do doody duty

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Definitely headed for Italy... thanks, Don.

    Posted in: The Kong Show presents Morton at the movies

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Mine came 5 days ago and has been fun to explore. First time I've worn a watch in 30 years -- ever since I lost my Casio Memo 50.

    The power has not been an issue. In fact, it seems to extend the battery life on my iPhone since it doesn't get turned on as often.

    I never expected this, but Mickey Mouse, with his tapping foot, is my favorite selectable watch face.

    Posted in: Apple set to lead surging smartwatch market: survey

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I know someone -- a near chain smoker -- who would frequently tell me "You have to die somehow!"

    She died of emphysema at age 56.

    Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke

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    Hunter Brumfield

    What a big to-do over nothing.

    There were no laws broken by having her own mail and server. So what??

    She turned over her mails, when requested.

    No one cares except those trying to still make hay over Benghazi.

    Jeez -- give it a rest.

    Posted in: Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?

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    Hunter Brumfield

    No way fingerprints can be taken from low-resolution video.

    As a poster said, even if they had the fingerprints it would be worthless unless he is caught, or had been arrested previously.

    Not likely anyone would swallow a toothpick, but the action IS very anti-social.

    That sort of YouTube video should be immediately removed. No telling what copycat crimes might start showing up if idiots like him have this as a hobby.

    Posted in: Police investigate online prank video taken in supermarket

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Well done!

    Posted in: The Kong Show presents Morton at the Movies

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Sorry, Stranger, but if a person is smoking in a non-smoking section, then the right action is to call it to the attention of the wait staff. Every time I've done that it is quickly resolved.

    You should not have to be the one to enforce the restaurant's rules.

    Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Have to add my wheezy voice to anyone disgusted by balcony smoke.

    We can't open our windows AT ALL due to smoke wafting up from the balcony below us. Even with the windows tightly shut, our kitchen fan sucks in air vented from the balcony. (Thank the technology gods for split aircon!)

    There's even a guy down from us a bit who habitually drops unextinguished butts on the corridor outside his apartment door, leaving obvious burn marks on the rubberized surface. He ignores a sign that was taped in front of his door by management back in the summer that this be stopped.

    As long as smoking is permitted by law none of this antisocial behavior is likely to change.

    Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance

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    Hunter Brumfield

    After 31 years here, I can definitely relate. Japan never gets tiring, though I'm much less "out there" awash in it the way I once was.

    Adam, I'd love to see you write something on Japan akin to Martin Cruz Smith's "Tokyo Station" (renamed "1941").

    In the meantime I'll get one of yours. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.

    Posted in: American writer of historical fiction finds inspiration in modern Tokyo

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Serrano:

    One time when I was paying for my stuff at Don Quihote, and I took a few seconds to put my change and reciept into my wallet before leaving the cashier, the guy behind me got pissed, lol.

    Same thing happened to me my first visit to a store in Memphis, having just moved from a much smaller city. Was filling out my check stub and the guy behind me chewed me out.

    I sort of expect that in the US, but HERE?

    Posted in: Megastore keeps boxes of change at register for you to use

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Would there have been a police car nearby when our car was rear-ended, causing it to be totaled.

    The culprit sped off rather than took responsibility. Hit & run but fortunately no one injured other than a slight whiplash.

    Not worth a dangerous chase but this is what can happen when the guilty leave the scene, and you end up footing the bill.

    Posted in: One dead, 2 in coma after car chased by police slams into taxi

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Put down that iPhone!

    Get off my lawn!

    Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

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    Hunter Brumfield

    And how many lives have been saved by their airbags? More than 4?

    Posted in: Takata warns of bigger loss, but says air bag customers not cancelling

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I wonder if anyone has thought to check them for microchips? Our dog, bought from a reputable store, had one when we got him at age 3 mos. Chances are the older dogs had them, had they had owners at some point.

    Such chips could be used to track where they came from/vet office.

    I was just wondering this morning what happens to the animals of elderly people who die and there is no one willing to take their dog or cat. I hate to think of what is done to these once-beloved pets.

    I see dozens of dogs every day and very few are mixed breeds such as are common outside Japan. I am not aware of any source for a dog outside of these shops so widely condemned in this commentary. How else (though we're out of the market!) to get a great dog like ours?

    Posted in: 27 more dogs found dead in Tochigi

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I for one am delighted she has surfaced. She looks really good, scarcely "beaten down" as one poster strangely commented.

    Give her a break... she is still a wonderful asset to this country.

    Posted in: Recovering crown princess attends 1st imperial banquet in 11 years

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Have to add mine, seen in store in Japan:

    Label on a cooking implement: "Warning: Burn yourself carefully."

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    Hunter Brumfield

    As always I love Don Morton. Has been right on the movies for going on four decades in Japan. A cultural asset of the gaijin community!

    Posted in: The Kong Show presents - Don Morton at the movies

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    Hunter Brumfield

    nigelboy

    That's hardly fear-mongering. It's about as understated as you can get with "volcano," "nuclear plant" and "Increased activity" in the same headline.

    Posted in: Agency warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

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