MapleG's past comments

  • -5

    MapleG

    Figures--it is is American, a gun is involved.

    Posted in: Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

  • 0

    MapleG

    Plenty of snorers suffer from sleep apnea. You could prod them all you want to change their posture while sleeping, but it won't stop them snoring.

    Posted in: Anti-snoring wristband-style device

  • 0

    MapleG

    Clearly he has suffered a mental breakdown. Looks like the visits to the hot spring are a cover for something else. Time for some quiet rest for this fellow, then prison.

    Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds

  • 0

    MapleG

    Oh yeah, they also eat it American style, with the totally unnecessary spoon helping to rotate it, another disgusting custom for any European especially Italians.

    Italians in Canada and USA do this all the time, and I live in an area 80% Italian in origin. Spoons are often used.

    Posted in: Be careful how you talk about 'spaghetti' in Japanese — you may sound unhip

  • 1

    MapleG

    Man, these people are the scourge of civilization.

    Nothing has changed in 5,000 years in that part of the planet. Each side hates the other--even people of the same supposed religion can't get along. Suicide bombings, crucifixions, beheading, etc.

    A sad state of affairs.

    Posted in: ISIL publicly crucifies 9 men in Syria's Aleppo

  • 0

    MapleG

    Nothing on earth would provoke me to set my self on fire in protest. And especially not as a political statement

    Posted in: Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo in protest against Abe

  • 7

    MapleG

    I can't understand why you would want to restrict the freedom of anyone with a legal right to be here, and have not committed an offense.

    So blasting out loud music to the discomfort of others and hooliganism should just be tolerated by everyone?

    Nothing wrong with a few rules.

    Posted in: Zushi beach ban on alcohol, loud music goes into effect

  • 3

    MapleG

    I am guessing the tourist bureau of Uruguay is not exactly happy about this. Why would I take a holiday in a country where biting seems to be an acceptable social habit?

    Posted in: Suarez a scapegoat, says Uruguay coach Tabarez

  • 0

    MapleG

    Sounds like corporate bafflegab. Obvioulsy moving to a low wage country . Good for Bangalore. Bad for Japanese workers.

    Posted in: Rakuten opens operations center in Bangalore

  • 2

    MapleG

    It's in essence a show trial to give the illusion of doing something

    Posted in: Murder trial opens for S Korea ferry captain and crew

  • 1

    MapleG

    His money and fame placed him far from the poor, black men languishing in the criminal justice system.

    But not today as he languishes in prison.

    Posted in: O.J. Simpson case 20 years on: Views in black and white

  • 0

    MapleG

    Maybe he is just bulking up to become the next Yokouzuna

    Posted in: Japanese fans say new American Godzilla is too fat

  • -1

    MapleG

    This is the most disgusting dessert idea ever. Still don't understand the unabashed love some people have for KK doughnuts. Way, way too sweet.

    Posted in: Krispy Kreme Japan makes the dessert of our dreams: Doughnut ice cream sundaes

  • 0

    MapleG

    I think most people are missing the fact that non-Japanese visitors are highly unlikely to accept that, t "more than 2,466,000 divinities are enshrined .. at Yasukuni Shrine". (from their official website)

    A Canadian like Bieber would not believe in that the enshrined are divinities.

    Of course, I am sure someone here will likely point out that in Bieber's world, he is the only divinity.

    Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine

  • 0

    MapleG

    Key word in the article...* The app hasn't been tested with travelers to see whether it really helps *

    Posted in: Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

  • 3

    MapleG

    People will start buying again..it will likely take 3 to 6 months to get back to normal. I've lived in countries where the tax went up from zero to 8% in one day. That makes 5% to 8% not really sound like much.

    And really, is 3% really going to make that much of a difference? If yes, you probably could not afford the item in the first place.

    The sky is not really falling.

    Posted in: Japanese consumers shun luxury goods after tax hike

  • 2

    MapleG

    as Churchill said, "There are lies, damn lies and statistics."

    I supose he could have said it, but the famous quote is actually by Mark Twain

    Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013

  • 1

    MapleG

    The Japanese healthcare system is the best I have seen in the world. A hernia operation in Nagoya is $3500, with a wait time of 5 days. In Ontario, Canada, it is $4000, with a wait time of 4 - 7 months. No comparison at all. I always laugh when I hear Canadians tell me they have the best healthcare in the worl

    Don't understand your comment at all. I live in Canada and have had a hernia operation in Ontario. Wait time was a few weeks. Totally free as it is for all residents of Ontario with health coverage (which all permanent residents have). All hospital stays and operations are free for Ontario residents.

    Posted in: 6 things Japanese expats miss most about Japan

  • 0

    MapleG

    Better to study than anything else

    Posted in: Praying for success in exams

  • 1

    MapleG

    Hardly rocket science. If you are living in a poor contry, and you can buy a car, computer, and all the toys, you have a lot of money. With the money, you will buy a lot of food. Remember, in some parts of the world a big belly is a sign of status.

    Posted in: TVs, cars, computers linked to obesity in poor nations

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