Nessie's past comments

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    Nessie

    I can't believe Vietnam beat Japan in volume of wikipedia content. On entries for idol groups alone I'd have thought Japan would be out in front.

    Posted in: Wikipedia entries in Japanese top 1 million

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    I miss Daiei. There's an unserved gap between overpriced and hyaku-en shop.

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

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    Thanks, CH3CHO. In that case, it's misleading reporting, rather than just incomplete reporting.

    Posted in: Taiwan sends patrol ships after fishing boat seized by Japan

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    lifeblood = cash cow

    Posted in: For Matt Damon, Jason Bourne has been a lifeblood

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    But in 2013 Japan and Taiwan forged a fisheries agreement covering the waters off the island chain.

    And was the Japanese action consistent with this fisheries agreement? How about doing the other half of your job, AFP.

    Posted in: Taiwan sends patrol ships after fishing boat seized by Japan

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    I once attended a lecture in Japan by a Japanese academic who said with a straight face that while Japanese were prone to belch in public gaijin were more prone to pass gas.

    There's an IgNobel in there for someone.

    Posted in: Tourism board wants foreign visitors to avoid 'public flatulence'

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    Professional Internet troll. LIVIN' THE DREAM, BABY!!

    Posted in: When you were a child, what profession did you aspire to? And did you actually join that profession when you became an adult?

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    From halfpipe to wholepipe.

    Posted in: 2 Japanese snowboarders suspended for marijuana use

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    this one sounds straight out of Osprey PR Central

    Stars and Wipes

    According to the Self-Defence Law, the primary purpose of the SDF is to protect the peace and independence of the country (わが国の平和と独立を守る). No explicit mention of invaders. Lots of mentions of disaster relief - the word 災害 appears 54 times.

    Kinda to be independent when you've been invaded.

    Posted in: U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights

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    Minimum Wage 1500yen per hour. New Law: ALL employees in Japan, Full or Part time, MUST clock out at 40 hours a week. If you work 10 hour days, you can ONLY work four days etc.. OR from your 41st hour you MUST be paid double. failure to do this will result in a 1 million yen fine PER EMPLOYEE PER MONTH who is made to work overtime illegally. ALL COMPANIES are required to pay their employees' transportation costs and health insurance REGARDLESS of their position as full or part time. Do that and you will see some serious consumer spending. These stupid vouchers aren't going to do anything.

    Well it would probably inflate prices, if that's what you want. Not sure how sustainable that is. The money for the pay increase doesn't come out of thin air.

    Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption

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    Thanks, Stranger,

    More and more testing is showing that there are almost no adverse physical effects from Marijuana.

    Maybe not from the drug itself in people not prone to mental illness, but in the fact that you're inhaling hot gas. For edibles, this is a non-issue.

    Posted in: What are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana?

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    Nessie

    PROS

    Cutting into the use of more physically and socially harmful drugs that are already legal--mainly alcohol.

    Slowing the growth of the penal-industrial complex

    More legitimate research on effects and harm

    CONS

    Safety issues regarding motor vehicle operation

    Issues of intoxication testing

    Mental health hazards for some groups of users and physical health hazards for all users

    Posted in: What are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana?

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    Did they have to pay his legal costs?

    Posted in: Michael Woodford’s fellow whistleblower ends Olympus battle

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    Classic flailing

    Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption

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    People is pandering to their market of shopping moms. Transparent but understandable.

    Posted in: Actress Jennifer Aniston is world's most beautiful woman: People

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    Meet the new guy, son-in-law of the last guy. If cloning is ever perfected the Japanese will be able to (and will) elect the same "LDP" clone politician in perpetuity.

    Cloney capitalism.

    Posted in: LDP-backed candidate wins Hokkaido by-election

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    One problem with athletes gambling is that indebted athletes have greater incentive to throw matches.

    Of course, sumo wrestlers already throw matches.

    Posted in: Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

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    "Accident prone." OK, there have been two H-60's (Blackhawks) go down in Okinawa in about a year; these are the same helicopters that the JGSDF are using during this crisis. There have been zero Osprey crashes in all of Japan during the same time (there has never been an Osprey accident in Japan). So, is the issue based on facts, or politics?

    We'd need a longer window than two years to know. Short-term stats are not statistically relevant.

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    Why is the U.S. Military getting all of this publicity when they are not really doing that much? How about some pictures of JSDF personnel digging through the mud and debris looking for survivors, they are doing the hardest and most important work.

    Why? For the same reason that rapes by U.S. military members get disproportional publicity. The JSDF and local disaster responders are responsible for providing aid; the U.S. military is providing assistance despite not being required to.

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    In the out door.

    Posted in: 159 passengers enter Japan without passing through immigration at Narita

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