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KittychosenAug. 12, 2014 - 02:31AM JST
Only humans would create something that would want to destroy.
Posted in: Do you ever worry that robots we create will become so powerful one day that they will destroy humans? Or does that only happen in movies?
KittychosenAug. 09, 2014 - 11:42PM JST
If you read the whole sentence about the tiger you will get my meaning.
It is the concept of 'rights' that is ridiculous. If you have a right to molest me (as a tiger has a right to eat me) then you have a responsibility to not do that. People do not always carry out their responsibilities, so others have to make allowances for that.
Well, focusing on the fact she was a woman -she is a woman and generally us women do not have the strength of a man. It could also apply to a man of weaker strength than another. And generally it is men that do the attacking!
I don't recall saying it was a sex-crime, I did not mention sexual assault. I only said 'molest'.
I am only using my experience of several decades on this planet and I do know that a woman in skimpy clothing is far more likely to be molested than a covered woman. I believe it's called temptation!
Posted in: Woman slashed on street while walking home in Gunma
KittychosenAug. 09, 2014 - 02:46AM JST
Marvellous news for all those smokers on long haul flights. Now all we have to do is smoke like troopers to keep our plane from falling out of the sky! Simple.
Posted in: Boeing launches plan to turn tobacco into jet fuel
KittychosenAug. 09, 2014 - 02:44AM JST
Thank you for your so very sane and logical comments.
You wouldn't believe how many women HAVE shouted me down! (Where does the idea of 'sisters' come from I wonder?!)
It has been suggested to me that I walk alone at night to enforce my RIGHTS (how they work that out is beyond me). However I think if I had taken that advise I would not be here now to type this!
If it is my right not to be eaten by a tiger, will it prevent the tiger from eating me (as his his right)? If I have a right to be unmolested then it will not prevent a man from molesting me (as is his right). Rights come with responsibilities, and my responsibility is to keep myself safe.
I do hope that the victim in the story was not in high heels, short skirt, staring into keitai as she trotted unsteadily down a dark street. But sadly, this is Japan and I fear she probably was.
KittychosenAug. 08, 2014 - 02:10AM JST
I, as a woman, would never in my right mind walk home alone at 3.30am in a town or city!
In the countryside, where I am now, I would sooner dive into the hedge rather than let a strange car spot me at night.
Why should I assume that because I live in a so-called 'civllised' society, that all civilians will be able to put instinct aside and leave me unmolested?
I prefer to assume that human nature is what it is, has not changed throughout history, so therefore I should take precautions.
In the past I have used all of the following:
A basic knowledge of some self-defence moves, a male friend as chaperone, a large dog (friendly, but loyal & has teeth), flat shoes (for running), large umbrella (hit/poke/prod/brandish) & a very loud scream (if they get within comfort zone). Oh and a 'don't even think about it' glare if anyone looks like they are thinking of approaching me.
It's called survival, and I have survived.
KittychosenAug. 05, 2014 - 06:45AM JST
Ah-ha, that would explain it; the lost-in-translation has a lot to answer for!
So many Japanese words seem to encompass at least two English words, therefore making specific translation difficult at times.
Posted in: We're living in an age when anyone can become a stalker
KittychosenAug. 05, 2014 - 12:57AM JST
'Fist bump', what a silly word - and a silly action.
A handshake shows you do not conceal a weapon, that you show trust and look the other in the eye, and that you can get a good impression of the kind of person you are dealing with.
A 'fist bump' makes me think of teenagers trying to be cool, not something you wish to convey to a colleague.
If it's germs that worry, then just bow: respectful, graceful and hygenic!
Posted in: Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists
KittychosenAug. 05, 2014 - 12:52AM JST
He was possessed by her
He was possessed by her
Either the language was an unintentional mistake and the writer intended to say 'obssessed' or it was intentional and therefore putting the blame on the girl, but I doubt very much whether she possessed him.
KittychosenAug. 03, 2014 - 05:52AM JST
Was he driving his car or was he driving in his car?
I think you mean 'was he driving his car or riding as a passenger in his car'.
Posted in: 9-year-old girl hit by actor Jun Kaname's car
KittychosenJul. 21, 2014 - 11:27PM JST
" spoke to no one for 18 years about her identical twin sister who vanished when they were 20"
And why? Maybe speaking to people might just find that link that could lead to finding out her fate.
Posted in: Japanese woman clings to hope that twin sister alive in North Korea
KittychosenJul. 21, 2014 - 03:01AM JST
One of the first of my many heroes and crushes.
Many a happy hour was spent watching the Rockford Files swooning over the handsome Jim.
Maybe not so well known, but I feel another of the few remaining Hollywood greats has just gone.
Posted in: 'Maverick,' 'Rockford Files' star James Garner dies at 86
KittychosenJul. 20, 2014 - 06:25AM JST
"Dr. Mary's Monkey" by Edward.T.Haslam.
Read that and you'll never touch a vaccine with a bargepole. Particularly ANY vaccine connected to Polio, ESPECIALLY produced in the 1950's/60's!
Posted in: Old-fashioned vaccine fights polio resurgence
KittychosenJul. 20, 2014 - 06:18AM JST
Poor poor lady, she must be beside herself. Every driver's nightmare scenario.
Posted in: 3-year-old girl hit and killed by car in Osaka; driver arrested
KittychosenJul. 20, 2014 - 06:17AM JST
A most unbelieveable outcome considering the time she was missing.
Her family must be over the moon at her safe return - what a wonderful ending to this story.
Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested
KittychosenJul. 15, 2014 - 03:43AM JST
My cat jumps onto my husband's lap and inhales when he smokes a cigarette. She obviously likes it.
I don't smoke, but I like the smell of tobacco smoke. (natural tobacco, not ready-mades)
" Why didn't the writer of the article do their due diligence and call?
Why should they think to? Not everyone is thinks about whether a place is smoking or non-smoking.
Posted in: Tokyo’s cat pub - the cat cafe for grown-ups
KittychosenJul. 02, 2014 - 03:19AM JST
Well, as the old adage goes:
"Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer".
Posted in: Woman appeals to Internet for advice after falling for video game 'otaku'
KittychosenJun. 28, 2014 - 02:57AM JST
Posted in: College girls tipple, then topple en masse on Shinjuku street
KittychosenJun. 15, 2014 - 02:37AM JST
As usual, those with more money to spend will benefit.
Those who value every penny they spend and to whom an upgrade is like a day of luxury will now miss out.
Posted in: United changing how travelers earn mileage rewards
KittychosenJun. 12, 2014 - 02:49AM JST
What animal would do that?
NO, he's as human as human is.
Posted in: Body found in Kumamoto believed to be that of missing girl
KittychosenJun. 12, 2014 - 02:47AM JST
I finally left Kansai after many years of sweltering in 'hot soup'.
Back in Blighty I'm still deliberating whether to still wear my Uniqlo Heattech thermals even today.
J-Hubby wears his Heattech all year round!
Don't know which is worse; I used to love riding my scooter around Osaka in short sleeves & sandals. Here, on same scooter I am rugged up & need a hot brew when I get to work!
Posted in: 1,132 taken to hospital for heatstroke nationwide June 2-9
Aug. 24, 2014 - 03:11AM JST
Most likely this idiot fool did not have the MONEY to pay for sex,…
Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman at love hotel
Aug. 24, 2014 - 03:06AM JST
Wow. Lots of (vicarious?) nationalism in this thread, but not a lot of practicality.
Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets
Aug. 24, 2014 - 02:58AM JST
There is no need to increase tax on things like food and diapers - just aim…
Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk
Aug. 24, 2014 - 02:54AM JST
Labor shortage means workers are more valuable; companies will have to rethink their hiring…
Posted in: Japanese firms hit by labor crunch
Aug. 24, 2014 - 02:50AM JST
@ Elbuda Mexicano
Brian, great question! If they did have any kind of California auto insurance,…
Posted in: 3 Japanese students killed, 5 injured in California car crash