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Tom DeMickeMay. 23, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
I thought bicyclists are supposed to "walk" their bicycles across a cross walk. I agree with the decision.
Posted in: Driver who killed cyclist in crosswalk accident found not guilty
Tom DeMickeMay. 23, 2015 - 06:57AM JST
Many airline agents ask the question "have you accepted any parcels or bags from strangers?", or "has your bag been in your possession at all times since commencing your journey?". I wonder if they asked him.
Posted in: Japanese grandfather gets life in prison in Indonesia drug case
Tom DeMickeMay. 23, 2015 - 06:40AM JST
Craig Ferguson was funny as could be but he quit after just 10 years. Will miss David Letterman too.
Posted in: Final Letterman show draws record 14 million viewers
Tom DeMickeMay. 14, 2015 - 05:33PM JST
It's a dog eat dog world!
Posted in: Australia to Depp: Fly your dogs out or we'll put them down
Tom DeMickeMay. 14, 2015 - 05:25PM JST
So much crap happens in that country. They need change. It's time that country be rebuilt from scratch. I was there visiting in 2013 and 2014 which was my first visit since I was temporarily assigned to the former Clark Air Base and nothing has changed. It is still an armpit but it's not the innocent people's fault, it's the fault of their government. The people of the Philippine deserve better. Sad story today.
Posted in: Death toll in Philippine factory fire rises to 72
Tom DeMickeApr. 23, 2015 - 08:08PM JST
Definitely not a good way to start out a new school year. Very sad to hear of this news, saw it on TV and I feared the worst. Rest in Peace.
Posted in: Body of missing 6-year-old girl found in Hokkaido river
Tom DeMickeApr. 20, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
I did not know that a 15 year old can legally enter into an agreement with an ISP. Hmmm...
Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in back
Tom DeMickeApr. 13, 2015 - 05:40PM JST
DaDude: Strange that the police told you that you were 10% at fault when you were rear-ended. When you are rear-ended, the accident is 0% your fault - always, unless you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Now on to this story: Very scary and so bad that two innocent passengers were injured because of this troll. Accidents are very traumatic and can easily result in PTSD. I hope they recover. Be safe, folks!
Posted in: Man driving stolen minivan killed in crash following pursuit by police
Tom DeMickeApr. 13, 2015 - 05:32PM JST
I expected much worse. It wasn't too bad though certainly not in line with Japanese behavior. Maybe a slap on the wrist and a stern warning would have sufficed.
Posted in: Group of teenage Thai actors punished for dancing on Japanese train
Tom DeMickeApr. 09, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
I just wonder what he spent alone in air fare. He sure was busy!!
Posted in: Ex-school principal held over child porn with Filipino girls
Tom DeMickeMar. 15, 2015 - 03:01PM JST
Oops! Did I do that? (Steve Urkal from the U.S. TV SitCom series "Family Matters".
Posted in: Teacher accidentally shows porn to students
Tom DeMickeMar. 12, 2015 - 04:40PM JST
So much wrong doings. Dealing drugs and executions. No one wins.
Posted in: Australia offers to pay for Bali pair's jail time if spared death penalty
Tom DeMickeMar. 12, 2015 - 04:32PM JST
Agree with LostinNagoya. It happens, no need for pandemics. Good time to go out and get some exercise or go Geocaching.
Posted in: Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage
Tom DeMickeMar. 12, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
Spot on, Yubaru! Good comments. I live in Okinawa and am vacationing in Germany right now and am staying in my German friend's house right now. I'm freezing in her house because she says it's very expensive to heat the whole house even though they have built-in radiator units under the windows. So, central heat, though nice, doesn't always solve problems. My number 6 request would be to outlaw the phrase "eeeeeh?" (ええええ-)
Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had
Tom DeMickeMar. 10, 2015 - 02:21PM JST
On an airplane airborne between Kadena Air Base, Okinawa and Naval Air Facility Atsugi. I was on a vacation hopping on military flights to Germany but never made it past Atsugi. I hopped back home out of Atsugi making stops at Misawa Air Base And Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Was able to get a good view of the devastation before my day was done. Will never forget this day.
Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day?
Tom DeMickeMar. 09, 2015 - 02:04PM JST
I'm sure he flashed his hazards just before mowing him down as is the case when truck drivers notoriously run red lights. Bad day for all involved.
Posted in: Truck driver held over hit-and-run death of 76-year-old man in Okayama
Tom DeMickeMar. 08, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
I have to get past at least four error messages every time I start my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Bulky, overweight, and riddled with error messages.
Posted in: Apple retakes smartphone throne: survey
Tom DeMickeFeb. 25, 2015 - 05:45AM JST
JoeBigs: execute minors? No, but charge them as adults in an adult court.
Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed
Tom DeMickeFeb. 25, 2015 - 05:35AM JST
Money well spent! Not!
Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years
Tom DeMickeFeb. 18, 2015 - 07:40PM JST
People keep asking "Where did they find a cicada this time of year?". The article clearly states this happened in July. Plenty of cicadas in July.
Posted in: Woman, ex-partner arrested for forcing cicada onto crying child's face
May. 26, 2015 - 10:42PM JST
what do you usually read, Mein Kampf?
Thanks for cherry picking that question, a…
Posted in: Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first
May. 26, 2015 - 10:38PM JST
@Yuri, it isn't the NAM yet, usually kicks in in July. What drought has been broken?…
Posted in: Temperature tops 30 degrees in Tokyo for first time this year
May. 26, 2015 - 10:37PM JST
Luce-A: Interesting how in your entire long post about how there is nothing wrong with the…
Posted in: China raps Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
May. 26, 2015 - 10:33PM JST
I compute F= C times 1.8 + 32. C= (F-32)/1.8 If I am wrong correct me…
May. 26, 2015 - 10:32PM JST
Why didn't the clerk or the convenience store just ask for the money back? If she…
Posted in: Woman arrested for pocketing change given to her by mistake