Maurice Wright's past comments

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    Maurice Wright

    I am surprised no one is mentioning that China has already urged North Korea to "settle down". They have also hinted if it came down to it, they would support the other side and leave their friendly North Korea on their own. Or was this another Mexican propaganda attempt?

    Posted in: Germany gives Japan its backing as N Korea tensions rise

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    Maurice Wright

    I also agree, this was an American film maker who focused on American subjects rightfully. The film focuses more on the lives they lived than the disaster itself as well. I couldn't find it online, but I remember the article down here in a Florida paper talking of how the film's majority was spent on how they lived, and what they achieved, not the disaster itself. I also have a dream to make it over to Japan and live there as well, and I suspect that when I do get there in a year or so, there will already be plans for a documentary or film (if not already) by a Japanese director to focus on those who lost their lives there. I am aware of a few Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and British remembrance films on various video sites already focusing on the nationality victims of the disaster. It is a natural thing for artists of all mediums in times of great loss to focus more on those who were closer to them. It makes it easier to do the research, and also allows effective communication because people would connect better to a local piece.

    Posted in: Filmmaker Regge Life honors American tsunami victim

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    Maurice Wright

    Guess we can say that Japan's run for the 2020 Olympics is heating up. Ironic how one of the proposed US 2020 Olympic cities is close to another super-volcano (Yellowstone) showing signs of getting closer to eruption.

    Posted in: Mt Fuji may erupt by 2015, says Ryukyu University professor

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    Maurice Wright

    Wow, more tame-looking than the American version of a manga-con (^.^)

    Posted in: Manga mania

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    Maurice Wright

    "I see the cups as half full, but I'm an optimist."

    I was doing great until I got to your comment; just nearly fell to the floor laughing ;)

    Posted in: Restoration Bra

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    Maurice Wright

    Darn! They currently do not ship to my location. Now I'll never be the talk of the block.

    Posted in: Life-sized brachiosaurus

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    Maurice Wright

    counting bills at a bank is a job you can get out of high school -- if not DURING high school -- and requires no college education. Obviously, he shouldn't expect to start super-high up in the company, but it's inappropriate to give someone an entry-level position that's so far beneath their qualifications.

    Funny, at my bank, all the staff, even the branch president, is required to help at the teller stations when there is a need (and they do). How does someone know how to use the teller system, company procedures, and answer any questions if they do not do the work themselves at first? I am not sure about others, but I learn best when doing something, not looking at a book. I expect someone at the bank to spend at least six months in the teller position so when I go in, I get the same consistent service, and my questions get answered quickly.

    Posted in: New hirees quitting in droves

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    Maurice Wright

    I read the article, and it is interesting, but it leaves a big question mark in my mind. What happened to Mr. D?

    I am wondering the same thing. Maybe he is one of the many who jumped before telling JT his reason.

    Poor joking aside, I agree with the sense that if you get hired just after graduating, you should still work the entry positions for a while. I would understand if you came from a university and was hired, and five years later, you are still a teller, you have a right to be upset (if you can prove you know what you are doing). However, Just because you have some of the most expensive 8 1/2 x 11 paper hanging on the wall, does not mean that you will be a senior associate of any company without proving you know how to do the ABC's of the "grunt work". I am about to graduate myself, but do not expect to be handed a senior position immediately. I know that I will have to start at the bottom and show that I did not buy/cheat my way through college. Plus, last I checked no two separate companies have the exact same policies, procedures, layout, and cute secretary (unless they're twins) anywhere which means that unless the company hiring you is also the same exact place you studied every day, things will be different.

    As for the relocation, if they give me fair warning, some compensation (at least one week in a moderate hotel while I find a place), and a brochure of the local places to visit, I have no problem. Relocating a family is not as hard as many say it is; go out by yourself, find a place, tie things up at the old place, then move the family.

    Posted in: New hirees quitting in droves

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    Maurice Wright

    I can feel like the driver. Yes, there's aircon inside, but on a nice sunny day with a slight breeze, some shade and a great place to lay is more relaxing. I'm in the hammock now!

    Posted in: Bus nap

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    Maurice Wright

    I don't think Zichi was stating 100% zero emissions. As he and the article stated, "zero emissions at the point of use". This term is used by many to state that while the unit is running, there are no emissions. Have you considered the costs and emissions involved in bringing the fuel for gas-operated vehicles from the ground to the truck? They can lay claim that it will even lessen the emissions because they are not using a fifth of the equation right there.

    Posted in: FedEx Express to test 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 in Yokohama area

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    Maurice Wright

    I find it funny that people still think that anything with a chip in is is 100% safe. Now to go find my neighbor's banking information again to order some more of those AKB48 posters to be overnight-ed to his house again ;)

    Posted in: Hackers hitting Macs with virus: industry experts

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    Maurice Wright

    What ever happened to letting the boys go out in the field and shoot something for fun and practice? If it was up for scrap, most chances are that the very tiny amount of fuel left would not be as hazardous as say an oil rig loosing product. And I read the article and it says that a company did try to claim it for their own, and the US Coast Guard let them try to take it, but in the end, they found they could not. So how is this bad? It will rust and breakdown over the next few centuries to its basic elements to be refined in later years by whatever species tends to be here then to be used for something useful. I am glad that the US Coast Guard got some live training in for once ;)

    Posted in: U.S. Coast Guard cannons sink tsunami ship after 4 hours

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    Maurice Wright

    I live in Florida and know how the "stand your ground" law works. I've had a few friends killed by it. It works like this: You take a gun, make sure only the target can make 100% claim of the truth, shoot to kill, claim self defense. End of story. One of my friends ended up with 12 bullet holes by two gun huggers claiming self defense. They were never tried because the police could only come up with what neighbors heard (a struggle, yells for help... sounds familiar). The state never went past the paperwork because the NRA law as we like to call it really protects crazy gun huggers 100% as long as they follow the steps above. The only time it does not work is if there's another witness you forget to kill.

    Posted in: Mass Florida rally held after black teen shot dead

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    Maurice Wright

    "Only our months to track down his IP and user account after making a threat on-line, but participate in P2P file sharing and you'll be getting a summons from the court in a couple of days."

    Not true, I do a lot of P2P file sharing, but I haven't been summoned yet... but why summon me for sharing my own files with fellow co-workers, I have no clue.

    "There are no buses on Twitter! What a stupid kid!"

    I think the Magic School Bus is on there, but who'd want to hijack that thing?

    As for this situation, give him a couple of whacks and let the kid go, I think he feels more shame knowing that everyone now knows what he did and how childish it was to do it.

    Posted in: Schoolboy held for threatening to hijack bus on Twitter

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    Maurice Wright

    Olkawa, I will be joining you soon in Niigata, just have to wait another year before I get my degree. Job and housing (for two months) are taken care of. Anyone else know of the activity in Niigata? My friend there says that it does shake a little, but not much since the 1990's.

    Posted in: Small tsunami observed after M6.8 quake off Hokkaido

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    Maurice Wright

    Living in America, this would never happen. Even though a majority would say they'd have no problems with it, they would never allow transgendered individuals to be near them.

    However, I myself am very impressed with PC for doing the right thing. Is it a gimmick? I have no clue and don't really care. As long as the individual is happy with what they are doing, then why should I trample on their wants? I am happy to read that there are many out there who feel the same. If you don't like the idea... I don't see PC holding a gun to your head and saying "buy the ticket". I wish those narrow-minded would just leave their opinions to themselves. Anyway, sorry for ranting, but go PC! Maybe Delta and American Airlines will be next in twenty years.

    Posted in: Transsexual Thai air hostesses: gimmick or equality?

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    Maurice Wright

    @YuriOtani, I agree, living in America, it seems the cheaper it is, the better. As I have yet to try this dish, I can not say whether I like it or not. From what I've been told by friends over here, Yoshinoya is not that bad, it's just not anything to write home about (like most food). But this is what they say, so when I am over there again, I'll have to give it a try.

    Posted in: Air Yoshinoya

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    Maurice Wright

    @choiwaruoyaji, I do believe in "ghosts" (I prefer "spirits") and agree that they do get a bad rap. I have "seen" only two, but in both occasions, they were not threatening, and actually gave off warm vibes when I was in their presence. I have yet to find an upset or threatening spirit as many have claimed to come across. I fully believe they are just trying to come to terms of their death and get things in order before moving on.

    Posted in: One year on, 'ghosts' stalk tsunami-hit Ishinomaki

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    Maurice Wright

    Before commenting, is mathematics the only subject that is falling? If it is, and arts, or cultural sciences (i.e. history) are going up, then it may not all be bad. Yes, mathematics is important, but I am not the best at language while being top-in-class in math and science (college level). I have friends who are the opposite and thus in a society balance out. I guess my true question should be, is this applying to every student in Japan, or is this a 1-in-20 are failing math right now when it used to be 1-in-100? As well as how are the other subjects fairing?

    Posted in: The education ministry is concerned at the falling aptitude of high school students for mathematics. Is this a big problem and what can be done about it?

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    Maurice Wright

    Despite the critique, I think it is a good photo. I would compare this to how one would view a Van Gogh work. It is up to the individual to determine what they see, and answers will vary. As one put it, it is like a photo of sunflowers, which is how I see it too. Just depends on how you view it. I agree that the focus is on the fans (Moderator, 10 points!), not the group, so it would be effective to put them out of focus while showing the crowd.

    Posted in: A piece of Japan

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