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    LFRAgain

    so the beef bowl dish presumably had something to do with the murder.

    When information like "gyudon restaurant" is released in a news report, it's generally done so in order to prompt possible witnesses to come forward with information that may help the police with the investigation. A person driving by a gyudon restaurant in Odawara Ward may have thought nothing of the kids yelling at each other in the parking lot, but may have thought, "Hey, that's a new Toyota Prius they're getting into." That's information the police can use to catch the culprits. News is ostensibly to inform a community so that its members can act on said news. Reading the news is not nor was it ever meant to be a passive or impassive sport.

    Posted in: Man fatally stabbed outside gyudon restaurant

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    LFRAgain

    "[Y]ou need a license to buy a dog, or drive a car. Hell, you need a license to catch a fish! But they'll let any butt-reaming a**hole be a father."

    - Keanu Reeves, "Parenthood" (1989)

    Truer words were never spoken.

    I hope this little boy escapes permanent brain damage... And his poor excuse for a father.

    Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 4-year-old son

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    I don't think this girl conciously decided to blow herslef up either. Remote detonation or obfuscation on the part of the Boko Haram animals who strapped the explosives to this child are the more likely scenarios.

    Between ISIS and Boko Haram, I can't decide which group is more in desperate need of being killed to the man and wiped from the face of the earth, stem and root.

    Posted in: 10-year-old suicide bomber kills 5 in Nigerian market

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    Why am I entirely unsurprised about the results? 300 million yen a year? Yeah, I'd marry the ugly bugger too.

    Make it a true contest though: Cut the rich guy's annual salary by 75%, and give the good looking fellow a modest income.

    Then ask the question a second time, but add or subtract love from the equation for either or of the fellows.

    Now THOSE would be results worth reading about.

    Posted in: Magazine asks women if they’d rather date an ugly millionaire or unemployed hottie

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    “Hakuho was just exasperated with not being given the benefit of the doubt and being forced to do a rematch. It’s customary that the higher-ranking (wrestler) is automatically presumed to have won if there’s a tie.”

    It's customary if you're Japanese, that is. Hence Hakuko's entirely justified exasperation.

    "Dignity in Japanese Sumo" = WIllingness to take bribes and throw matches.

    Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol

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    I'm as curious as Smith as to why "man" was used in this case when in almost any other incident referred to on JT where someone under the age of 20 commits a crime, serious or otherwise, painstaking efforts are taken to refer to the suspect as a a boy or girl, or at minimum, a "minor." I suspect his socio-economic status has more to do with the language chosen to describe him than anything else, least of all strict and consistent editorial controls.

    Posted in: 18-year-old man arrested for killing flatmate

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    What's next, are coffee shops going to get fined by the government for serving stale coffee?

    Stale coffee doesn't explode and send metal shards into the neck of 18-year-old kids who just graduated high school, killing them. It doesn't take much of a stretch of the imagination to guess that if it was your son, daughter, husband, wife, lover, or best friend killed or maimed by what is ostensibly supposed to be life-saving technology, your little laissez faire chant would take an immediate backseat to your cries for accountability from government regulators.

    Posted in: U.S. to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day

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    LFRAgain

    Takata deserves every bit of punishment it receives from this. They calculated the odds of an explosion occurring with the defective canisters, and concluded they could absorb the costs of payouts for what they deemed to be a statistically acceptable number of deaths and injuries.

    This is morally and ethically reprehensible on so many levels and goes far past the point of fines and well into the territory of jail time for the people who A) knew the defects existed, yet allowed the flawed system to be put into cars, and B) made the decision to keep that truth from a public that has every conceivable right to know that the very safety system they rely on isn't going to turn their automobile into a deathtrap.

    With that said, I feel for the rank and file workers at Takata who will in all likelihood be the ones who feel the brunt of the fines and recalls when they are summarily "downsized" due to lost revenue while Takata officials scramble to protect their salaries. Anti-Corporate malfeasance laws need to be given sharper teeth to deal appropriately with these amoral asshats.

    Posted in: U.S. to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day

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    ...saying it has stained Japan’s reputation

    Japan tained its reputation at the Marco Polo Bridge. Asahi Shinbun had nothing to do with it.

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    LFRAgain

    JWIthers,

    Until we have the technology to prove if the child inside a woman's womb belongs to the ex-husband or not this law should remain.

    Umm.... That technology does exist and has since at least 1983. It's called chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. Of course, judging by how outdated your particular viewpoint is, it should come as no surpise that you are completely unaware of progress in the 99.99% accurate science of prenatal paternity testing.

    The law is sexist and obnoxious and desperately needs to go the way of the dinosaurs, along with the misogynistic asshats who support it.

    Posted in: Top court to hear suit on Civil Code articles on remarriage, surnames

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    LFRAgain

    NHK just reported a couple of nights ago that their investigation revealed the actual number of these unlicensed facilities was three times what Tokyo authorities were currently aware of. Which suggests rather strongly that the number of elderly being subjected to abuse is three times greater than what's being reported above. There is also that added possibility that abuse is even more rife, particularly when the facility owners work hard to remain undetected. I.e., NHK investigators likely didn't find them all either.

    Some archeologists and social scientists say that one of the hallmarks of a civilized society is how it deals with its dead. Are funerals held? Are people remembered after they've passed? Are they memorialized in some way? It would seem the new benchmark for a civilized society isn't just how people deal with the dead, but also how they deal with their elderly.

    The rampant abuses being heaped upon very demographic that built this country from (and among) the ashes of WWII is offensive on so many levels. What do lawmakers and society in general believe is an appropriate response to this kind of abuse? I mean, beyond the usual, "Ahh... Taihen desu ne" precluded by the obligatory sucking-in-air-through-teeth token?

    Posted in: Scores of elderly people tied to beds in unregistered facilities

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    I’m quite aware of the difference in usage between “lose, “loose, and even “loss,” (dare I brag?), and I consider myself to be something of a grammar Nazi over even the most trivial mistakes and would notice if my fellow 'Mericuns were beating up on "Lose" and "loose." I haven't noticed anything more or less frequent.

    If misusage is occurring in the written word, then perhaps that's where this question comes from. But English speakers the world over make the same mistake, just as they do with "their," "there," and "they're" or "necessary." But spoken misuse of "lose" and "loose?" I don't think so.

    Posted in: Why do so many native English speakers (mainly Americans) wrongly use "loose" instead of "lose?"

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    LFRAgain

    Apologies for the typos....

    Posted in: Ex-adviser to Abe praises apartheid as means of immigration control

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    LFRAgain

    Let's see the Foreign Ministry spin this for foreign consumption.

    Indeed. Let's see how those ambitious foriegn tourist target numbers respond to a Japan that believe apartheid was a good thing.

    In fact, I'm certain the foreign press would enjoy knowing this is the type of advise Abe seems more than eager to receive on his way towards a decidedly more militant and unrepentant post-war Japan.

    Especially since we've seen how well, say, foreign publishers of education materials have not responded to Japanese official requests to whitewash Japan's culpability during WWII.

    I'd lay the blame on Abe, but the unavoidable and profounly sad truth is that the Japanese electorate has quite conspicuously resisted botting the clown out on his nationalistic heinie. Which suggest some degree of implicit consent.

    Posted in: Ex-adviser to Abe praises apartheid as means of immigration control

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    LFRAgain

    Based solely on the facts as reported in the story above, this guy deserved to get arrested. He purposefully slapped a perfect stranger three times across the face in public for possibily having been laughed at. That suggests no small amount of emotional baggage on the part of Mr. Kento. Maybe he was having a bad day. Maybe he was tired. Maybe the kids were laughing at him. But you don't slap someone for it. It's an immature response to the mildest of provocations. Add "13-year-old" to the mix and his offense is compounded by the embarrassing reality that he allowed a child half his age to provoke him to violence. He should be ashamed of himself for letting this kid rile him up.

    With that said, 13-year-old kids can be vicious, emotionally abusing little . . . darlings . . . when they put their minds to it. After all, the environment where we see the highest incidences of bullying are in junior high schools, the very wheelhouse this kid sits smack dab in the middle of. If the kid was perceived as being a disrespectful asshat, I have little doubt he was being just that. But that still doesn't justify slapping the kid. Public shaming via witty verbal barbs certain to recast the kid's world in a shade that can sting only a 13-year-old just right? Sure. Assualt? Hardly.

    Mr. Kando doesn't deserve jail time, but he may need some stress management counselling.

    Posted in: 32-year-old man assaults boy for 'laughing at him'

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    LFRAgain

    Illegally occupied Guantanamo? Damages?! Was Raul drunk or stoned out of his mind when he made this little laundry list? Oh, well. So much for any sort of meaningful reconciliation. The U.S. may have to simply wait until the Castros die off before someone with a more reasonable mind comes along. Of course, that hasn't worked out so well with North Korea, but here's to hoping.

    Posted in: Raul Castro: U.S. must return Guantanamo for normal relations

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    LFRAgain

    After seeing news of the ruined food, he said he had felt better.

    He felt better after causing financial damage to a business -- with the added possibily of actual physical harm to an unsuspecting stranger? No, nothing clinically wrong with this sociopthic asshat, is there...?

    Posted in: Man arrested for poking needle into bread in Chiba convenience store

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    LFRAgain

    Almost all finds, without exception, are false positives...

    What on the earth are you talking about? AV software from the 90s?! False positives do indeed exist and have caused serious problems for computer users, but they are the exception rather than the norm. Your claim of *"almost quite contrary to what you would have readers believe.

    False positive frequency rates for various AV software suites is researched vigorously by a number of independent sources, including PC Magazine, AV Comparatives, and Virus Bulletin, and the results are publicly ranked for consumer perusal. Obviously, some software performs worse than others, but the claim that the vast majority of results given by AV software are false positives is patently untrue. At the low end, poorly-performing software had false positive rates of 10~11%. But some of the best performing software kept false positive rates down to less than 0.2 percent.

    It should be noted that in the realm of false positive research, Microsoft Security Essentials AV suite, the clear go-to AV solution for the casual PC user since it’s already automatically bundled with the oft-maligned Windows OS, consistently provides the best performance in the industry in terms of low occurrence of false positives. This is significant as the overwhelming majority of PC users simply never think about the AV protection while they click happily away to the next Nigerian diamond mine “trust me” e-mail. These folks need their AV software.

    Suggesting that people simply ditch their AV software and go commando, so to speak, is not only irresponsible, but also wholly unsubstantiated. The intentional spread of misinformation like yours is as much a part of the problem of virus proliferation as people foolishly opening files they shouldn't or believing in offers that are obviously too good to be true.

    Posted in: Tech identifies users vulnerable to cyberattack based on ways they use their computers

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    LFRAgain

    I dropped my return ticket on a trip to Kochi Prefecture and the station staff were waiting for me at the gate two days later when I was trying to return and found it missing from my wallet. A staff member took me into a office and handed me my lost ticket. Pretty spiffy, all things considered.

    Posted in: What’s the oddest left-behind item you’ve ever seen on public transport? Have you ever lost something on a train, and did it find its way back to you?

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