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    KnowBetter

    tideofiron... and then you grew old and life was less fun.

    Posted in: Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a license to play

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    Most of you missed the point. It's not buying the diapers that they are getting deported for, it's the fact that they bought the diapers to export and make money from those transactions. That's breaking the terms of their VISA and that's why they are being deported. It's really a sign of the times that people jump on a bandwagon and they have no clue where that bandwagon is headed and for what cause. Truly embarrassing but then thumbing down this comment will only to prove my point. Read my comment again before you go off half-cocked. That goes for you too JT Mods.

    Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers

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    "Dancing doesn't kill people, people kill people". Oh wait, never mind, that's the line for gun violence. Seriously though, what cronies would still hold this law of banning dancing to prevent fights, drug dealing and prostitution? As if that doesn't happen in a bar/club without dancing. Clueless old fools that need to step down, give their heads a shake and retire to some quite corner of Japan to live out their golden years.

    Posted in: Cabinet OKs changes to law that bans late-night dancing

  • 1

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    The day they can deal with the 50/60Hz issue and switch the other half over will be the day they can start moving forward. This problem, believe it or not, is a problem caused by Japan's involvement in WWII (sadly it just maybe be Karma rearing its head). The rebuilding of Japan split it into two grids and that issue has never been fixed. The day it is is the day Japan will be on its way to a stable grid with back up potential.

    Posted in: Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    (Please note the following contains heavy use of sarcasm and may not be suitable for all viewers. The views below may not be in line with your political views should you be from one the mentioned parties contain within. Please read at your own risk.)

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    That loud ringing you hear is not in your head, it's the telephones at Abe's offices and that's China and South Korea calling to protest the use of that flag by a war monger hell bent on waging war against them again! Seriously, just you wait and see, the headlines are coming about Abe and that flag waving be a provocation for a potential start of a war.

    Maybe before China and South Korea get on the phone, they should first get their houses in order and clean up the corruption that runs rampant in their circles before they attempt to tell someone else about what they 'perceive' to be wrong in someone else's country. Just an idea, an obvious one at that but not so for the idiots that would call from China and South Korea to launch such protests.

    Posted in: Inspecting the troops

  • -1

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    The media has whipped up this scare to be something bigger than it is because of the 'unknown factor' of Ebola. Yet, today and for decades we have known that smoking kills non-smokers. 41,000 yearly in just the USA alone. Why aren't you all panicking in Japan about that? Every time I go to a restaurant in Japan I check the signs for allowed smoking and follow that with a 'smell' check. Not one of the non-smoking areas has passed the nose test. Sure it's really next to impossible to do the same for Ebola when you go to a restaurant and the same would be true for HIV or Hepatitis. Yet, if I go to a non-smoking restaurant, there is still the risk of food poisoning or worse, HIV or Hepatitis.

    So why do we humans do nothing about the things we know will kill us, the ones we can see and smell them but run for the fricken hills when something we don't understand that can kill us is mentioned? Love and Fear, that's your answer, the two most powerful emotions known to humankind. That's how you're being controlled and manipulated using their logic and your natural illogical reactions.

    So what can you do? Educate yourself. What, too much effort? Yeah I know, I've heard it all before. Okay then, put your head down and keep on living your life with your fingers crossed that ignorance is bliss and you'll be okay...

    Let's compare Ebola now (past ten months to what Tobacco is, has been doing for decades). This should put things in perspective for those who actually give a flying (expletive).

    "Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death." Yet we still allow it and cover it with social medical care.

    "Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030." "In early September, WHO said as many as 20,000 people could become infected with the Ebola virus by the time the outbreak is over."

    "Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including an estimated 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day." So far 4,877 have died from Ebola in 2014. So what's the fuss all about when 41,000 non-smokers in the USA die every year from second hand smoke?! People really need to give their heads a massive throttling and start doing something about this fact which is 100% preventable.

    http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/

    http://www.ibtimes.com/ebola-death-toll-2014-how-many-people-have-really-died-virus-1711477

    Posted in: Aid agency Oxfam says Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation." Do you agree?

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    KnowBetter

    Yakuza cabs are not new in the Kansai area and this problem has been around for decades. Not just in the Osaka area and around Itami. In Kyoto it's pretty bad too.

    We've ALWAYS used MK Taxi for local runs as well as runs out to Itami and KIX. MK drivers are polite and very helpful albeit sometimes we do get the new 'very green' driver that needs a little help with directions or extra eyes when getting out of a tight neighbourhood road. Still, I'd always take MK Taxi because they are honest!

    Posted in: Kansai taxis flout laws in quest for more lucrative business

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    KnowBetter

    Only a clueless idiot or someone wishing to shorten their life would run a marathon in smog conditions like that. Those masks with do nothing to protect you from that poisonous air.

    Posted in: Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

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    Japanese paper currency is not that easy to copy because of the watermarks and other security features. If you work handling money all day, you either know what you are doing and care or you become a zombie not giving a hoot.

    Here's more information about Japanese anti-counterfeiting measures.

    http://www.npb.go.jp/en/intro/gizou/genzai.html

    Posted in: Bogus Y10,000 notes passed in Tokyo's Ota Ward

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    KnowBetter

    OUCH! OUCH OUCH!!!

    Been on the receiving end of one of those attacks as a kid in elementary school and that was pretty traumatic back then. Those bloody little buggers keep stinging you unlike bees which can only get you once each. I hope they recover quickly and none were seriously allergic or majorly traumatized by that. My cousin was properly messed up by that and well into high school would still freak out if anything yellowish and buzzing approached and flew around him.

    Posted in: 26 students stung by hornets in Kumamoto

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    WOW! Just WOW!

    Please just save everyone the the expense of court, medical reports, etc. and throw this idiot into death row for his date with death. There is no help for someone that 'broken'.

    Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'

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    So now we see that the so call 'free' South Korea is simply a 'North Korea Lite'. Don't talk bad about your dear leader or you will be punished! NO FREEDOM FOR YOU!!!

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    A damn good thing the captain decided to turn the flight back to Hawaii. That nutter might have gone for round two when he woke up and in Japan one can only wonder 'if' anything would have been done but send him back, possibly endangering another flight. This guy will probably now find himself on a 'no fly list' for life.

    Posted in: Passenger arrested for sexual assault on Hawaii-Japan flight

  • -2

    KnowBetter

    Sorry 'Radie' but it's pretty hard to get 'used to it' when you know 'the big one could be the next one'. I swear we all just hold our collective breath for the first 5 seconds EVERY TIME the ground starts to move.

    Posted in: M6.1 quake strikes off east coast of Japan

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    Finally!!! I just hope that the cops are there to hand out tickets otherwise this is just another waste of paper and another eyesore to be reminded of just how stupid and selfish some people can be with their 'deadly habit'.

    Posted in: Butt out

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    Great story and I had a great laugh about the tunnel induced toilet 'eruptions'. Glad that was taken care of...

    Posted in: Working out the bugs in first shinkansens

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    KnowBetter

    No has said it yet but it goes without saying EVERY TIME even though we most likely double face palm to news like this: "You can't fix stupid".

    Well, actually you can fix stupid, but then you can't learn from it and move on as this former 61 year old learned the hard way.

    Posted in: Man killed by train while trying to crawl under it

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    KnowBetter

    Maybe some REAL jail time will fix the problem. If no harsh penalty is imposed now, next stop, nastier crimes and possible injuries and death for their intended or 'collateral damage victims'. Then again, some people are truly 'broken' and need to removed from the 'free world'.

    Posted in: 3 teens arrested over vending machine arson

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    This whole "let's see what happens if we do this" routine sounds like a group of children with a magnifying lens on a hot sunny summer day and a bunch of insects minding their own business. We all know what's going to happen but we just sit back, really doing nothing much because, well, what can you do? We hope they'll grow out of that stage but somehow the damage will be done by the time that happens. The imminent economic stall is coming should the consumption tax be raised to 10%. After that, who knows if Japan has enough 'altitude' to pull out of that stall or will it just simply crash and burn as a result.

    Posted in: Abe vows to keep careful watch on tax hike's impact

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    FYI, anyone thinking that it was wreck-less to be climbing that volcano since it was active only seven years ago should maybe take a good hard look at where the live. For most in Japan, one serious earthquake could be your last... mostly no warning there and earthquakes are quite common. Kind of puts things in perspective, yeah?

    Climbing this volcano 'was' about as safe or safer than going for an equal distance walk around Tokyo. It's not likely going to kill you but you just never know when life is going to hand you a raw deal.

    Posted in: 31 climbers found in 'cardiac arrest' on erupting volcano

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