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LowlyJul. 21, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
Wow, glad they got her.
Posted in: Kidnap suspect said he threatened to kill girl unless she got into his car
LowlyJul. 21, 2014 - 12:44AM JST
it isn't just that known ppl are more dangerous than unknown-- they are (relatives and friends of the family are more likely to prey on a kid), it's that teaching kids not to talk to strangers can mean not getting real help when in need. If the kid is in trouble, but it is dangerous to talk to strangers, they won't ask for help from the ppl who could help them-- a nearby adult. The fact is that only a very few ppl are predators, and most adults are trustworthy. Furthermore, instinctively most ppl and kids, will look for certain cues when asking a stranger for help. So in fact talking to strangers is often a very good thing.
Furthermore, an adult who has somehow gained a sense of trust or familiarity with a child is no longer a stranger, and so this guy, if he groomed her, talking to her in a non-threatening manner at first a couple times, has already figured out to pass the "stranger test" by "de-stranger-izing" himself.
But there's a lot more to it than that. Read De Becker's book. His other book, the Gift of Fear is also really good, but geared toward any at-risk person (adult women, stalked celebrities etc) as opposed to the special circumstances of children only.
Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested
LowlyJul. 20, 2014 - 02:15PM JST
Honestly, the best way to get rid of those loophole drugs is to legalize, or at least decriminalize, the "natural" drugs, at least some of them, and especially pot.
I don't think that many people actually really want to do the "dappou drugs", they just want a high or a thrill, and that's what's available, easy to get, or cheap, or carries less legal risk.
Posted in: Police hold event to publicize danger of loophole drugs
LowlyJul. 20, 2014 - 02:07PM JST
Great she's back, and in good health.
I agree w/ some there is something else going on here? The guy is an acquaintance of the family? Or had previously made contact and groomed her?
re the "don't talk to strangers" ppl, some of that is ok to say, but in fact not always useful from a child's perspective, and furthermore not usually the biggest threat, i.e. if you are worried the most about "strangers" you will end up missing the times/ places that are most dangerous. Fact is, often strangers are exactly who you should turn to in a time of need.
I read a book, Protecting the Gift by Gavin De Becker, really eye opening about protecting kids' safety.
LowlyJul. 19, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
If he was going that regularly to the same station, more like a girlfriend than girly bars, Disillusioned.
Posted in: Police raid apartment of 'crying politician' Nonomura
LowlyJul. 19, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
Wow, nice one.
(Actually J condoms break pretty easily, though.)
The thing is, they don't resign or get voted out. It is just nuts they can be this stupid.
Posted in: Politician proposes giving newlyweds pierced condoms
LowlyJul. 19, 2014 - 10:38AM JST
Well that's good. Hope it all works out.
I would translate rokudenashiko as "Good-For-Nothing Kid" or "No-Good Girl". Bastard has literal connotations of parentage, especially if you line it up before the word "kid".
Posted in: Tokyo vagina artist released by police
LowlyJul. 19, 2014 - 01:27AM JST
I couldn't imagine they would leave. Too many stores, too many customers.
LowlyJul. 18, 2014 - 01:36AM JST
well I abbreviated. It's an image. Same thing from the perspective of the law. Probably worse as it is three D.
Point is in this case; making a big stir about her project (not private citizens), getting money, and distributing an image of a real genital, = challenge to authority, the cops can't back down.
Posted in: Japanese artist jailed for vagina boat vows legal fight
LowlyJul. 18, 2014 - 01:32AM JST
Aaron, in this case, if it is the same car, or even if not,
it sounds like the girl was being scoped out. So it's not a matter of knowing if the mom is coming, more than taking advantage of an opening.
Hope she comes back soon and safe.
Posted in: Missing girl's mother consulted police about same suspicious car in May
LowlyJul. 17, 2014 - 11:29AM JST
This is so lame that this is happening.
However, I think some posters are reading too much into it. From the cops' perspective I imagine it works like this:
We can't have public distribution of photos of genitalia. Some semi-private distribution we can ignore, for one thing it's hard to track down. However this person is doing it VERY publicly, getting money for it and creating a public stir. = challenge to the law = we have to stop it.
I imagine the sticking point is more that she is distributing pic of her vagina than that she is making a vagina kayak or other art.
LowlyJul. 17, 2014 - 11:21AM JST
I and probably lots of other guys have a fear of this happening to us. Keep both hands up, or read a book. Cross fingers.
The girl may very well have been touched by someone else, so I can't say "false accusation". Why was the vid not used 1st time??
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
LowlyJul. 14, 2014 - 01:05AM JST
Campaigners push for pacifist Japanese people to win Nobel Peace Prize
Campaigners push for pacifist Japanese people to win Nobel Peace Prize
Ha ha ha
Posted in: Campaigners push for pacifist Japanese people to win Nobel Peace Prize
LowlyJul. 13, 2014 - 09:30PM JST
Germany seems hotter, but Argentina has semi-home court advantage. But In the end I will have to go with Athletes' prediction above.
What's this about Messi? He's out? Sorry, haven't been watching this year...
Posted in: What is your prediction for the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina?
LowlyJul. 13, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
These are sad people. It's too bad there's no way to help them. I imagine once you've tried a little hikikomoriness, you can't stop, as things just get exponentially more scary, and anxiety-ridden.
Posted in: Society's shut-ins are getting older
LowlyJul. 13, 2014 - 09:15PM JST
I got tired of the Kamedas and their Dad way back when they were being marketed as teenagers. I felt bad for them being in the limelight like that, though. Thye've trained hard though, no surprise they are good.
Posted in: Scary guy
LowlyJul. 13, 2014 - 02:06AM JST
odd picture. TOO HOT. Glad to get out in Aug and miss the real heat this year!!
There are approximately 23,000 statues of liberty in Japan. Seriously.
Just go by any love-hotel area and you will see that approximately 10% of love hotels have a statue of liberty. Since there are 220,000 love hotels, the calculation is easy. It gets bumped up to 23000 because of the odd restaurant and marriage hall (fake church) which also occasionally use statues of liberty.
Posted in: At Liberty
LowlyJul. 12, 2014 - 12:20PM JST
Beautiful, but this kind of luxury train makes me think of a century ago. At today's pace, will many people want to savor a train ride? Just get me there, please.
Posted in: Beautiful new luxury train dazzles with gold leaf and lacquer interior
LowlyJul. 12, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
Didn't this happen like a week or more ago…?
Posted in: Sobbing politician resigns; faces charges for misuse of funds
LowlyJul. 10, 2014 - 07:40PM JST
He was probably protecting somebody- loyalty to his mates in the gang, OR he knew they would kill him anyway if he talked.
Literal translation of the protection money- "aisatsu ryo" is
"greeting money" lol, very Japanese!
Posted in: Ex-gangster locks himself in hospital room and commits suicide
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