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RecklessApr. 17, 2015 - 03:14PM JST
Wow! Whoever devised safety strategy at that place should be fired then thrown into the sludge,,, Horrible way to go...
Posted in: Worker falls into giant tank at sewage plant
RecklessApr. 17, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
I think wages are destined to heat up in few years due to large scale retirements and low/no immigration. Give it 5 years and I think companies are really gonna be pinched,,,
Posted in: Large firms to raise monthly wages at fastest pace in 17 years
RecklessApr. 17, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
@Moondog, totally agree about Tampa. Brother got married there last year and first time I flew in. Extremely pleasant atmosphere, quick walk to rental car, easy access to highway and calm 20 minute drive to hotel. Much better than MCO, but JAX ain't bad either.
Posted in: Kansai International: The airport that’s never lost a passenger’s bag
RecklessApr. 16, 2015 - 10:43AM JST
KIX is a great airport. I only have good memories of arriving and leaving there. It feels so spacious and you can take a walk to see the ocean surrounding it with fresh air. Then there is the good selection of food.
RecklessApr. 14, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
It is a tough job. Don't make the young the slaves of the elderly. Nursing is a profession that should be well paid.
Posted in: The government is encouraging unemployed people to consider becoming health care workers because there is a chronic shortage in the nursing care business. Do you think that is a good idea?
RecklessApr. 12, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
I work at a JP company and do say good morning but never osaki in... I feel it is a form of social control to announce when you leave early and invite the opprobrium of the group. So I just get up quietly and leave.
As to elevators, my office is on the 4th floor and I always use stairs. My BP is good and I have lost an inch on the waist avoiding elevators. At my last company we had a 76 yo American guy who walked up to the 26th floor office by stairs. Taking stairs is one way to keep in good shape for the long haul.
Posted in: 5 ways to bug your older Japanese coworkers at a new job
RecklessApr. 10, 2015 - 03:51PM JST
short fat bald men like me got a bad lot,,,
Posted in: Study: Short people's genes may confer higher heart risks
RecklessApr. 10, 2015 - 03:48PM JST
my vision has gotten markedly worse since I got a smartphone, but it is hard to break the addiction. the mind needs the constant hit of stimulation from khardashian news from yahoo news,,,
Posted in: Smartphones are nothing more than poison to intelligence, personality and creativity.
RecklessApr. 09, 2015 - 04:26PM JST
Well we survived, enough said.
From birth until now my income has quadrupled which is why I always feel the money was tightest at birth.
Posted in: What should the Japanese government do to help working mothers?
RecklessApr. 09, 2015 - 03:44PM JST
For example: get a crib, baby clothes, maybe larger apartment, car seat (400 bucks), stroller, diapers, bottles, water heater to sterilize water for baby, hospital delivery fee, health checkups during pregnancy and thereafter, time off work, etc. ten grand basically would cover what you are out of pocket in my experience.
RecklessApr. 09, 2015 - 02:21PM JST
10 grand cash at birth, no questions asked, no sucking teeth, no shuffling of paperwork, no farting for Ghosh sake. Just a bit of money to make the first few months easier. Such funds readily available under politician's floorboards.
RecklessApr. 07, 2015 - 03:44PM JST
@Tessa, I love licking the chicken grease off all my fingers, thumbs and palm after some good old US buffalo wings, but I agree that it is a degenerate vice. In West Philly I saw patrons put a whole buffalo wing in their mouth holding only the tip of the wing and chew and slurp and a few seconds later just the bones would be pulled out!
Posted in: What behavior by diners at buffets bothers you?
RecklessApr. 07, 2015 - 11:53AM JST
someone going the wrong way in the queue, which I sometimes do,,,
RecklessApr. 06, 2015 - 04:27PM JST
i would say it takes some mental acuity and planning to make a bomb and print a gun,,,
Posted in: Knife-wielding man held over disturbance on Tokyo sidewalk
RecklessApr. 06, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
I would like to make a rather substantial contribution to this event and its participants.
Posted in: Phallus Festival
RecklessApr. 05, 2015 - 07:19PM JST
i am sure a good chunk of that off the books money is kept nice and safe on the premises of our fat politicians,,, recall year or so back the DPJ head honcho had his home searched and found couple million in cash,,, must be tough.
Posted in: It's like an iceberg – it just won't melt. It will just sit there, immobile and frozen in time.
RecklessApr. 05, 2015 - 07:15PM JST
so little to gain and so much to lose by this speech. if the man puts his foot in his mouth it will be not be hidden in the JP press and aimai nihongo like his other statements.
Posted in: Abe to craft war history statement with eye on U.S.
RecklessApr. 05, 2015 - 07:05PM JST
Was there yesterday with the kids. Nice place. 1 hour 30 minute wait to rent a boat so we passed unfortunately but still worth going.
Posted in: Row, row, row
RecklessApr. 03, 2015 - 12:17PM JST
Actually good old Ben Franklin was very positive about the ability of women to have sex into old age,,,
Posted in: 'Silver porn' shows 50 shades of greying Japan
RecklessApr. 02, 2015 - 02:04PM JST
fact of nature that reaction time and vision/hearing decline with age. where to set the line is the issue and should depend on the individual, but my experience is that the old ones will generally not voluntarily give up the privilege of driving.
Posted in: Should there be an age limit at which point driving licenses will no longer be renewed?
Apr. 20, 2015 - 06:01AM JST
Last night, Houston was hitting and hitting, Angels lost. But in this season Angels player made…
Posted in: Bryant gets first hit as Cubs top Padres in MLB
Apr. 20, 2015 - 05:31AM JST
....and as you know Texas Aggie, unsustainable! The democrats have a limited timeline unless reinvented. Handouts…
Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
Apr. 20, 2015 - 05:17AM JST
Yo people, this rule is anyway (most of the time) used with common sense, that is,…
Posted in: Nagano onsen welcomes foreigners with tattoos, as long as they patch ’em up
Apr. 20, 2015 - 05:13AM JST
Wish the U.S. protected its markets in this way.
Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.
Apr. 20, 2015 - 05:03AM JST
Challenge? Then drop the price. Problem solved.
Posted in: Jumbo jet faces a make or break year