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SerranoOct. 31, 2014 - 07:40PM JST
"Do you want to ban guns altogether?"
"That would be a start."
Next would be knives and baseball bats.
Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle
SerranoOct. 30, 2014 - 06:59AM JST
The company I work for still isn't raising salaries. What gives, lol.
Posted in: Abe's agenda challenged as scandals mount
SerranoOct. 29, 2014 - 03:45PM JST
Good thing that rocket was unmanned.
Posted in: Unmanned supply rocket heading to space station explodes at liftoff
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 09:57PM JST
I see I'm in the 53% bare majority who would turn it in.
Posted in: If you found a large sum of money in a secluded spot, would you keep it or hand it in to the police?
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 09:54PM JST
They need to put up more "Stabbing Prohibited" signs in public areas.
And this Tomabechi guy needs to be slapped upside the head and put to hard labor in the prison for a while.
Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 09:41PM JST
The U.S. needs to tighten up and enforce gun laws so that high school students can't bring hand guns to school.
And they need to find out what made this student do what he did.
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 09:15PM JST
I'm thinking this is cool.
Posted in: Thinking man
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
"he was going to let her stay at his house"
I'll bet he was! He sure wasn't going to take her to a koban.
Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 5-year-old girl
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 04:08PM JST
That's an expensive snoozer.
Posted in: Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
Who is this "senior/top/prominent" government official?
Posted in: Senior gov't official calls for Abe to delay sales tax hike
SerranoOct. 27, 2014 - 02:45PM JST
The big question is will the Great Pumpkin rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring presents for us?
Posted in: Trick or treat
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 10:45PM JST
"He considered, naturally, joining Japan’s Self-Defense Forces"
But, naturally, he never did join the SDF.
Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
"A likely tactic of the North in any conflict could be to mine the waters around Pusan"
That would likely be the end of North Korea.
Posted in: Japan may deploy minesweepers off S Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 10:09PM JST
I hope none of the members of this team are detained and kept from returning to Japan.
Posted in: Japan to send team to N Korea for update on abductee probe
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 10:00PM JST
On Friday, the EU also agreed to boost its aid for Ebola-hit west Africa to one billion euros and name an Ebola “czar”.
How much are the Chinese contributing to Ebola-hit west Africa?
Posted in: Angry Cameron vows not to pay new British EU bill
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 09:53PM JST
"The easier rules should help bar owners such as Shuya Okino, who got rid of the dance floor at ‘The Room’ two years ago, after police stepped up crackdowns on Japan’s nightlife.
“Everything is in a gray zone,” said Okino. “It’s all illegal, but there are clubs that do operate.”
This reminds me of the exchange between Detective Nick Cochrane and Detective Masahiro Matsumoto in Black Rain:
Masa: Theft is theft. There is no gray area.
Nick: Hey Masa - New York is one big gray area, OK?
Posted in: Cabinet OKs changes to law that bans late-night dancing
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 11:50AM JST
"They emerged in the 17th century when French aristocrats adopted the cravat, originally a simple scarf worn by soldiers from Croatia."
OK, we can officially blame the French for this useless fashion accessory for men.
Posted in: Eyes on the ties: from power symbol to fashion statement
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 11:46AM JST
"Indeed, Starbucks Japan last month raised its earnings guidance, citing brisk sales of fruit frappucinos."
Proof that despite Abenomics many people have money to burn.
“We first wanted to get the taste of black coffee right.”
After that you have to add milk or cream and sugar to get the taste of the coffee right.
Posted in: Convenience stores vie for coffee market crown
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 11:37AM JST
I'll be the yen dropping from 77 to over 100 to the dollar helped.
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan exceeds 10 million
SerranoOct. 25, 2014 - 11:31AM JST
"Police said Thompson converted to Islam two years ago, and that relatives described him as a “recluse” and “lately depressed.”
Converting to Islam obviously wasn't helpul.
Posted in: Man attacks New York police with hatchet
Nov. 01, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
Once he's in the jail, just let it slip that he kidnapped a little girl, then…
Posted in: Man gets 7 years in prison for kidnapping, confining 9-year-old girl
The mother should be arrested as an accessory to murder if she knew about this.
Posted in: Man charged with coercing 14-year-old stepson to commit suicide
Nov. 01, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
Could not be laughing harder. Why are you out from under the party's internet in…
Posted in: Fright night
Nov. 01, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
@scipantheist: seriously, if you are not able to see how the US force the American values…
Nov. 01, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
Sounds like Alex80 is a bitter person. If All Saint's Day is so great, why does…
Posted in: Thousands of Halloween revelers descend on Shibuya