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KabukiloverMay. 22, 2016 - 06:06PM JST
Posted in: Florida killer's gun sells for $250,000
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2016 - 10:11AM JST
Living at home with parents seems, at least according to this article, a matter pf economic necessity and not prolonging childhood.
Posted in: 8 years into 'konkatsu' boom, lifelong single population continues to grow
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2016 - 10:00AM JST
FEMA failed miserably in the face of Katrina because baby Bush gutted and corrupted the Agency. But you must add to this the rotten local response, racist white cops being the most rotten of the rotten. At least Japanese cops did not go on a shooting spree, killing innocent people in Kobe-Awaji (1995), Tohoku and Kumamoto.
That said, Japan is utterly helpless in crisis management. I saw it firsthand in Kobe. This was repeated with a vengeance in Tohoku and in to a somewhat lesser extent in Kumamoto, where some ten thousand people are homeless.
Thanks in no small part to its system of examinations, people in government service have been mind-trained to live in a one correct answer world. This work well in normal times. Press the right button and the trains runs on time. But disasters require lateral thinking and that is something that bureaucrats who live by the rulebook have forsaken. In the disaster I lived through, the most (or only) effective first responders were ad hoc volunteer groups who were not tied to any government agency and therefore no beholden to anyone except the people there were helping.
KabukiloverMay. 14, 2016 - 03:54PM JST
In fact many German-Americans, Italian-Americans and other European Americans with "Axis" background (birth) were put in internment camps. They have received no compensation in spit of effort of people like Senator Russ Feingold. This is history of internment as be grossly obscured.
KabukiloverMay. 11, 2016 - 09:49PM JST
Thank goodness this psychopath was not armed with assault rifles. He may well have killed dozens of people.
Posted in: 3 dead in stabbing attacks at Massachusetts mall and home
KabukiloverMay. 09, 2016 - 08:02PM JST
Herb tea, no food and avoid political stimulation.
Posted in: What food or drink do you recommend for helping get a good night’s sleep?
KabukiloverMay. 08, 2016 - 11:20AM JST
The so-called rough and tumble of politics does not justify outright slander. Refusing to apologize for this potentially actionable inflamatory language show the true vile nature of the Conservatives. Three cheers for the people of London who saw those smears for what they were.
Posted in: Britain's ruling party defends linking Muslim London mayor to extremism
KabukiloverMay. 06, 2016 - 10:29PM JST
This lowers the profits, but does not hurt that much, exporters. It is a much needed boon for importers and the rest of us. Exporters have had it too good to long from an articially deflated yen. Let them experience what we consumers have.
Oh yes, a high yen might boost domestic demand.
Posted in: Yen surge threatens Japanese companies: Abe
KabukiloverMay. 04, 2016 - 09:47AM JST
Oops, my bad. Thought they were passengers.
Posted in: 7 injured after car hits pedestrians in Kobe; driver arrested
KabukiloverMay. 04, 2016 - 12:07AM JST
This guy should not have been driving if he is not lying about not remembering anything. I suspect the women who suffered severe head injuries were probably in back and not wearing seat belts. Fortunately no one was killed. I hope something can be done about the statue.
KabukiloverMay. 01, 2016 - 10:55PM JST
I've dealt with a few of these creeps. I start speaking to them in English. Click.
Posted in: To thwart thieves, think and act like an 'Osaka auntie'
KabukiloverMay. 01, 2016 - 06:40PM JST
Translation: As in the past we hiding the truth in order not to arouse the anger of the LDP.
Posted in: With regard to our reporting about nuclear plants, we are transmitting accurate information based on facts, as has been the practice from the past, in order to avoid unnecessarily arousing concerns among residents.
KabukiloverApr. 27, 2016 - 04:04PM JST
"Clinton’s advisers are eager for the Vermont senator to tone down his attacks on the former secretary of state."
Tell you what, Hillary, call off your paid trolls. Stop spamming Bernie Facebook sites with child pornography just before voting day. And how about knocking off those "Berry Bro" lies. How about supporting universal health care. How about stop being a sock puppet for Wall Street. And, oh yes, how about telling your toxic husband to shut up.
Posted in: Trump, Clinton move closer to election showdown
KabukiloverApr. 27, 2016 - 09:13AM JST
Go Bernie! Neither Clinton nor Trump, both beloved by the mainstream media.
KabukiloverApr. 24, 2016 - 11:04AM JST
Disregard this. This is mainstream media hype meant to discourage from supporting Sanders.
Posted in: Delegate math: How Tuesday could close door on Sanders bid
KabukiloverApr. 20, 2016 - 09:12AM JST
The Asahi was duped. There is plenty of evidence on Japan's force prostition in World War II.
Posted in: U.N. rights expert sees threats to press independence in Japan
KabukiloverApr. 17, 2016 - 07:19PM JST
The Conservatives have ruined the UK. They all should go along with Cameron.
Posted in: Tens of thousands in London march against PM, austerity
KabukiloverApr. 16, 2016 - 02:06PM JST
JNN had very coveage in Kumamoto.
Posted in: Scores feared trapped as death toll from 2 Kyushu quakes hits 37
KabukiloverApr. 16, 2016 - 12:09PM JST
I am hoping everyone I know and don't know are all right. Don't know where a quake will hit next. Be prepared.
KabukiloverApr. 16, 2016 - 11:02AM JST
Was watching the news about Kumamoto on a private channel. Baseball on both NHK channels.
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May. 26, 2016 - 11:46AM JST
This really is the nail in the coffin for Japan's tech industry. Since the iPhone, Silicon…
Posted in: Smart home gadgets need to live together
May. 26, 2016 - 11:45AM JST
I see Shinto used more as a tool for Japanese nationalism and race superiority mythology rather…
Posted in: There’s no doubt that Shinto was used by the government during the war. But is there a religion that has not been used as a reason for fighting? Shrines in themselves are not aggressive.
May. 26, 2016 - 11:41AM JST
A lot of Japanese I know truly believe that Japan was forced into the attack on…
Posted in: Abe has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor; Obama offers condolences over Okinawan woman's murder
May. 26, 2016 - 11:40AM JST
Anti-Trump protesters (L) clash with Trump supporters (C) outside the Anaheim Convention Center
And they clashed…
Posted in: Trump denounces illegal immigrants as tensions flare in California
May. 26, 2016 - 11:39AM JST
Very chilling. This girl went through a truly nightmarish scenario, really hoping she survives..
Posted in: Stabbed Japanese pop idol called police for help during attack
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