MapleG's past comments

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    MapleG

    The onus is on the police to prove that he posed an immediate and credible threat to life, otherwise they should have taken him alive.

    He detonated an explosive device in the back of a cab and injured the driver.

    If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck....

    Posted in: Canadian terror suspect dead after police operation

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    DisillusionedMAY. 23, 2016 - 07:09AM JST So, one would assume the money was from South African bank accounts.

    May not be the case. The South African banks could have been intermediaries. An example would be a US tourist in South Africa using his credit card/debit card or similar. The South African banking system would process that information and the account would be settled between the US customer and the S African merchant/ATM or similar.

    However you look at it, that's a heck of a lot of money to be scammed. Wonder who takes the financial hit at the end of the day? The convenience store, J-Bank, S African Bank or an insurance company?

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    **SpeedMAY. 22, 2016 - 07:26AM JST

    It's really hard to understand the concept of stabbing (killing) someone you idolize and admire.**

    John Lennon's killer was a fan and idolized him.

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    ScroteMAY. 20, 2016 - 09:49AM JST If 23000 police are guarding 7 people in Mie it means the rest of the country will be unguarded and vulnerable to TERROR ATTACKS!

    You realize the "Group of 7" is not just 7 people don't you? You have to include the delegations for each of the 7 nations.

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    MapleG

    Good. Surprised there are any fish left the way they harvest them.

    Posted in: Japan’s demand for seafood declines, especially among young generation: report

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    MapleG

    Compare to Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal, people living in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta were the least supportive of transgender people. Alberta standing out as where the majority say they do not support. That says with less interaction comes less acceptance

    I am sure that is true, but let's face it..Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are some of the most conservative parts of Canada. Same actually could be said for rural Ontario.

    Not sure most people support it, but more probably most are just tired of politicians and want to live their lives in peace. Live and let live seems to be the way.

    Posted in: Canada announces ban on transgender discrimination

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    MapleG

    Note the statistic that Niagara Falls NY is safer than 2% of the cities in the USA. Obviously then, 98% are safer. Not the kind of place for a midnight stroll

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ny/niagara-falls/crime/

    Posted in: Japanese tourist returns to Niagara Falls to testify against attacker

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    Hmm...quite a high price for a standard can of beer.

    Posted in: New Suntory beer cans feature 15 different bullet trains and local landscapes

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    Yes.

    Posted in: Should Japan adopt daylight saving time in summer?

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    Totally overpriced with far more staff than necessary. It is like running the gauntlet just to walk through one floor

    Posted in: What do you think of Japanese department stores?

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    MapleG

    How and why did it go extinct in Japan in 1971?

    Last one died. Loss of habitat

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    MapleG

    At $50 per rental plus $150 for a set-top box, it remains to be seen whether the idea, led by social media impresario Sean Parker, will be of interest to anyone who isn’t a film buff, or rich.

    Remains to be seen? My prediction? A year from now no one will even remember there was such a thing.

    Posted in: The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood

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    You know your are in Japan when childish lyrics played at full blast assault your ears in various stores..particularly electronic stores.

    Sometimes I wonder if those songs are to clear people out in a hurry....at least that is the effect they have on me

    Posted in: You know you’re in Japan when…

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    MapleG

    I buy beer by how it tastes, not whether or not it comes in a pretty pink can or not.

    Of course, I suppose if the beer does not have a lot of taste to begin with, then the can counts for more than it should.

    Posted in: Asahi Super Dry beer in spring sakura package

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    MapleG

    I wonder how much money the gov't is really making from all of these shopping tourists as they have signs posted everywhere heralding the 8% sales tax will be repaid. What I don't know is the 8% automatically taken off at the time of purchase, or do customers have to keep their receipts and make a claim later?

    The 8% is automatically taken off. As for the government earning money, it is not from the sales tax but rather from the spin-off an multiplier effects. A busy store selling lots of duty free goods can hire more employees. Those employees earn yen as salary and pay income tax, sales tax on their purchases, go to restaurants, spend in shops etc etc.

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    MapleG

    I have never felt guilty about a glass of wine.

    Posted in: Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about a glass of wine

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    MapleG

    As long as Bellicheat is not there, I am happy.

    Posted in: Broncos to face Panthers in Super Bowl

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    MapleG

    Do they hand out lots of free samples? Maybe I will head there.

    Posted in: Chocolate fever

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    MapleG

    Holding a chair while a lady sits down is not something I do. Holding a door open for a lady is always appreciated and I always do that. I find too many Japanese men are just too selfish to think of doing something nice for someone else.

    Posted in: Do you think that a man giving up his seat on a bus or train to a woman, holding a door open for her or holding her chair as she sits down is outmoded?

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