Speed's past comments

  • 6

    Speed

    Perhaps too much information online can be a bad thing.

    I've read a lot of information arguing against getting vaccinated and it looks like it's convincing more people not to.

    Maybe I'm old school but I think getting immunized is important and has helped greatly in keeping people healthy and alive.

    Posted in: In U.S., vaccine denial goes mainstream

  • 0

    Speed

    The Taliban are a disease. They should've been decimated and subdued when the US went in there after 9/11.

    Instead the US (Bush) split their resources, time and energy by going into Iraq.

    Lost opportunity to get rid of these maggots and to stablize Afghanistan.

    Posted in: Gunmen kidnap 100 Pakistani villagers

  • 0

    Speed

    I'm surprised at how little coverage this is getting in the Japanese press.

    Granted these IEDs haven't killed/injured anyone yet you'd think that bombings targeted at police would make for big news.

    Perhaps the J-media feel uncomfortable exposing the fact that terrorism is just as much a Japanese disease as it is a foreign one.

    Posted in: Sapporo police warned next target of gas cylinder bomb will be koban

  • 0

    Speed

    There've been a lot of powerful earthquakes recently. Same pattern leading up to the 3/11 earthquake.

    Posted in: 7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

  • 2

    Speed

    Although I'll get flack for writing this but luckily they were just smacks upside the head instead of anything too serious.

    Posted in: 2 children assaulted while on way home from school in Tokyo

  • 1

    Speed

    I agree with Castle Doctrine. First, call these "minors" adults and punish them accordingly.

    in response to growing public outrage over crimes committed by minors (defined as being under the age of 18).

    By the way, I thought those under 20 weren't named in the press due to them being "minors". So which is it 20 or 18?

    Posted in: Law enacted to toughen penalties for juvenile criminals

  • 0

    Speed

    There have been so many atrocities in this conflict. Assad will destroy his country and everyone in it before he ever steps down.

    The US and NATO should blow this government into the stone ages and give the people some relief.

    Posted in: Syria rebels, government report poison gas attack

  • -1

    Speed

    So when's she gonna start working?

    Posted in: Abe takes Kennedy for a ride on maglev train

  • 1

    Speed

    Agreed. The private message function within FB worked just fine.

    Why not incorporate WhatsApp's interface and ease of use INTO FB's private message function?

    Now I have to have two different app icons for using FB - no big deal but lame.

    Posted in: Facebook smartphone chats pushed to Messenger app

  • 11

    Speed

    How disappointing. Not very "spiritually cleansing" is it?

    Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route

  • 8

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    two reactors at the Sendai plant in southern Japan after operator Kyushu Electric Power Co FightingVikingAPR. 06, 2014 - 09:00AM JST.....When did they move Sendai to "Southern Japan" ?

    Fighting Viking, these are the names of the nuclear reactors in Satsumasendai in Kagoshima. It can be a bit confusing, I know.

    The whole nuclear power plant shutdowns could've been avoided had they just followed the strict rules and regulations before the 3/11 disasters happened.

    In the nearly 2 decades that I've been here, there has always been collusion with the government, periodic accidents and attempted coverups due to mismanagement.

    This is a perfect example of "you reap what you sow" and I don't feel one ounce of pity for this government which partook in the corruption and helped cause this disaster and current situation.

    Posted in: Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

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    homeland APR. 06, 2014 - 08:58AM JST ...there should be a 3-5 year cap on time in country, and no ability to bring over family from overseas, or switch to a spouse visa.

    Homeland, why impose such restrictions on these laborers? Why not impose them on English teachers and others working here on visas.

    Why shouldn't the labor workers on this program be allowed to get married and get a spouse visa? They're not any less human than those in white collar work.

    Posted in: Japan moves to expand controversial foreign worker scheme

  • 10

    Speed

    Good. I hope the US shows as much solidarity with Japan when they talk to them and China next week.

    Posted in: After China snubs Japan, U.S. pulls out of naval ceremony

  • -1

    Speed

    Michelle O. is looking pretty yummy in this pic.

    Posted in: The Muppets return for new escapade

  • 0

    Speed

    I wish they would just name CHINA. That is who everyone is talking about.

    Posted in: Vietnam leader warns against use of force in territorial rows

  • 2

    Speed

    > “I need a little break from home and from school. I’ll be at my friend’s house for now." >

    After a thorough investigation, I might have a clue as to where she might be. There's a distant possibility that she may be at a friend's house.

    Posted in: 13-year-old girl missing in Saitama since March 10

  • 7

    Speed

    I used to respect them, too until they also made a big fuss over nothing like they did to Peacetrain above.

    I had a parking ticket put on my car. When I returned to my car and the cops noticed I was a gaijin and told me to walk to the station with them. Being escorted by two cops through a crowded sidewalk was embarrassing. They asked to see my international driver's license and spent about an hour talking amongst themselves and making a few phone calls. I spoke decent Japanese then, and when I asked them what was happening they kept telling me to sit back down on the sofa and said they were taking care of this.

    I finally found out that they mistook July to mean June on my international license so they thought my license had expired even though it actually wouldn't for another 20 some days. Had they just talked to me instead of shooing me away to the sofa we could've had the problem sorted right away.

    Their condescension was aggravating but what made it worse was they gave me my 20,000 yen parking ticket and never apologized for unnecessarily wasting an hour of my time.

    Posted in: Support your local police

  • 7

    Speed

    And China says they're worried about Japan's "rising militarism"?

    Posted in: China to boost defense spending by 12.2%

  • 3

    Speed

    Unfortunately the description/illustration they showed on the news of the suspect is so poor I don't think anyone will be able to pinpoint him from it. A guy completely covered up in a hoodie with big square sunglasses and a mask.

    Their best bet is to get information by someone who has seen someone acting strangely in their neighborhood. That's how they caught the guy who kidnapped the elementary school girl two months ago.

    Otherwise another way might be to get the fingerprints off the stolen car and hope for a match with anyone that gets taken in to a police station.

    Posted in: Man killed, 3 others stabbed in same street within 10 minutes in Chiba

  • 6

    Speed

    I applied for a small home loan from a regional bank out here in the sticks and they turned me down due to the fact that I wasn't "sha-in".

    My salary is pretty decent and I've been employed by the same company for over 10 years. There are very few "sha-in" out here in the country and their rigid policies prevented them from gaining a new borrower.

    Luckily I was able to get the home loan from another regional bank that specialized in doing business with blue collar workers and had more reasonable criteria for loans.

    Banks here need to open their eyes and see the real economic conditions of the populace before these banks go out of business. It's not the 80s anymore.

    Posted in: With too few borrowers, Japan's regional banks are urged to merge

  • 営業/建設機械  

    営業/建設機械  
    MB Japan 株式会社、埼玉県
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    TOEICインストラクター
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
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    TOEFL・IELTSインストラクター
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    海外留学担当者
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  • PR and Communication Specialist

    PR and Communication Specialist
    Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan、東京都
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