Kittychosen's past comments

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    Kittychosen

    Families with kids (sic) would be well advised to take out such a policy, which Kihira points out is quite affordable and will ensure peace of mind.

    Insurance - the greatest scam of the modern world. Plays on fear of the future. I wonder how the actuaries work out the odds of a child cutting another's head off... And what the 'appropriate' (don't get me started on the current use of THAT word) payment would be...

    Posted in: What to do when your kids get you in trouble

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    @turbotsat

    I'm with you on that! What do they do with it in Nipponland?!

    I can make a roll last a month. Mr Kittychosen, on the otherhand, is a J-hubby and will get through the same in half a day. Repeated warnings that the old pipes & septic tank can't take it fall on deaf ears. He now buys his own supply.

    If the earth were unlikely enough to move here in old Blighty (where there is nowhere so safe as the ground beneath your feet) I'd like to think a dock leaf would suffice - should the need arise.

    Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper

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    Kittychosen

    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?

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    @SaitamaRefugee

    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

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    Kittychosen

    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

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    @Crush Them

    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.

    Posted in: Woman slashed on street while walking home in Gunma

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    Kittychosen

    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.

    Posted in: Woman slashed on street while walking home in Gunma

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    @lucabrasi

    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

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    '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

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    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.

    Posted in: We're living in an age when anyone can become a stalker

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    @Presto345:

    > Was he driving his car or was he driving in his car?

    Meaning???

    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

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    Kittychosen

    " 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

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    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

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    "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

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    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

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    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

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    Kittychosen

    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)

    @Patricia Yarrow " 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

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    Kittychosen

    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'

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    Kittychosen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ch4DHjYM3E

    Posted in: College girls tipple, then topple en masse on Shinjuku street

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    Kittychosen

    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

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