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Jeff OgrissegFeb. 10, 2016 - 09:38AM JST
Orwellian measures are necessary to affect the changes ahead, aren't they?
Posted in: Cabinet minister looks at possible suspensions over politically biased broadcasts
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 09, 2016 - 02:48PM JST
How did he get into the house? Or did the attacks take place outside? I'm a firm believer in doors and locks strong enough to keep an intruder at bay until help arrives.
Posted in: Man assaults ex-wife, fatally stabs her mother in Sapporo
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 08, 2016 - 09:57AM JST
Hmn... 24 hours have passed and the sky hasn't fallen yet. Why, pray tell, is North Korea not allowed to have a satellite when all the other kids have one? Because we need North Korea to play the part of bastard step-child? Just not feeling the threat here.
Posted in: Japan may tighten sanctions in wake of N Korean rocket launch
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 05, 2016 - 09:11AM JST
A jolt that lasted about a second.
Posted in: M4.6 quake jolts Kanagawa, Tokyo
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 02, 2016 - 03:20PM JST
The Iowa caucus is not an "election" in the way some of you apparently are imagining it. And untold thousands of working-class people on evening shifts who can't get special permission to participate or can't afford the loss of hourly pay are essentially disenfranchised.
It's another media circus after months and months of media circuses. Let's see how the "primaries" turn out, shall we?
Posted in: Cruz defeats Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight race
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 02, 2016 - 02:58PM JST
The "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" is NOT a "group," it's one guy in a house in Coventry, and his information is notoriously unreliable.
Posted in: U.N. announces start of Syria peace talks as government troops advance
Jeff OgrissegJan. 29, 2016 - 10:14AM JST
Drama queens of so-called business reporting, my iPhone is not an ice cream cone that melts or a bag of candy that needs to be continually refilled. Go out and find a real story you lazy hacks.
Posted in: Apple this week reported the slowest sales ever of its market-leading iPhone, after years of rocketing growth. Has Apple peaked and what does the company need to do to find new sources of growth?
Jeff OgrissegJan. 28, 2016 - 09:28AM JST
For a moment there, I thought I was reading a headline from The Onion.
Posted in: Kerry says North Korea a threat to the world
Jeff OgrissegJan. 25, 2016 - 02:54PM JST
Shutting down the puppy and kitty mills would be a step in the right direction. Outlaw any store selling small quadruped slaves and end their caged humiliation (and slaughter in the event they reach their "sell-by" date).
Posted in: An increasing number of pets are being left to fend for themselves as Japan’s population ages
Jeff OgrissegJan. 20, 2016 - 10:12AM JST
Putting ALL of the religious BS aside, why can't they have an extra 10-minute break if it contributes to productivity and retention of experienced workers. Is it 2016 yet?
What we have here is a failure to communicate and a typically pointy-headed management. The America-Islamic council is just trying to stir up trouble and should butt out.
Posted in: Wisconsin manufacturer stands by policy on Muslim prayer breaks
Jeff OgrissegJan. 20, 2016 - 09:59AM JST
Saudi Arabia is finally in the international fear-mongering business, just like its ally Israel, who has kept the rhetoric hopping. For about 20 years now, Tel-Aviv has been screaming that Tehran is "only a year away from having a bomb." Still waiting...
Posted in: Saudi Arabia warns against "nefarious activities" by Iran
Jeff OgrissegJan. 19, 2016 - 09:51AM JST
All weekend long I was wondering who would be next, because these things seem to happen in threes... RIP Glenn Frey... You may have checked out, but you will never leave our memories.
Posted in: Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dead at 67
Jeff OgrissegJan. 14, 2016 - 12:17PM JST
Right about now, Edward Bernays is laughing in his grave. (This is the man who saved Betty Crocker instant cake mix by suggesting the simple change that made post-war housewives add an egg.)
Posted in: 'Fast food' becoming a dirty term in restaurant industry
Jeff OgrissegJan. 13, 2016 - 03:37PM JST
And all this time, I thought those odd vehicles with spinning barrels were cement trucks. Who knew?
Posted in: Looking ahead
Jeff OgrissegJan. 08, 2016 - 02:29PM JST
Becky's eyes kinda freak me out, and I don't watch Japanese television. But I'd support a boycott of any sponsor that ditches her because of this.
Posted in: Becky in hot water over rumored affair
Jeff OgrissegJan. 08, 2016 - 01:21PM JST
One of the above posters is right: Japan could easily turn this on its head by embracing the statue and taking ownership of the symbolism. Send an embassy minion out there every day to say a prayer, leave a paper crane, whatever. And insist that SK provide the necessary extra security. It'll be gone in a year.
What's the alternative, move the embassy?
Posted in: Historic S Korea-Japan deal stumbles over statue
Jeff OgrissegJan. 06, 2016 - 11:04AM JST
...We agreed on a penguin, because it’s aquatic.
...We agreed on a penguin, because it’s aquatic.
Donki is such a phenomena that I'll just agree to remain stumped by this statement.
Posted in: Japan still on starting line of inbound tourism market
Jeff OgrissegJan. 06, 2016 - 10:55AM JST
More needless fear mongering, pure & simple.
Posted in: Here comes trouble -- of the IS variety, weekly warns
Jeff OgrissegDec. 24, 2015 - 03:16PM JST
By accident, the LDP stands to set a positive precedent for Japan. But the LDP has such a large majority in the lower house that Tanigaki's remark just makes him look like a foolish relic.
Jeff OgrissegDec. 22, 2015 - 09:28AM JST
Not sure which is funnier: 3 cups of coffee a day maximum for an adult, or the fact that the government's "food safety" geniuses think it's OK to give a can of Coke to a 4-year-old.
Posted in: Man dies after consuming caffeinated drinks over long period of time
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Feb. 14, 2016 - 11:38PM JST
What's the big deal??
Nothing, as long as you're happy to see the next presidency handed…
Posted in: Republican slugfest overshadows policy talk in debate
Feb. 14, 2016 - 11:34PM JST
This is silliness - it's hate speech NOT criticism. Not sure of the difference? It is…
Posted in: Websites delete hate speech videos at gov't request
Feb. 14, 2016 - 11:30PM JST
The death of Scalia is very sad for America. He was one of the all time…
Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
Feb. 14, 2016 - 11:26PM JST
He can pick a successor, but don't think that the congress and senate will find time…
Feb. 14, 2016 - 11:25PM JST
Lots of argument here about how much help is available and how accessible that help is,…
Posted in: Bodies of woman, 8-month-old son found in car in Gifu
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