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Tom DeMickeApr. 13, 2012 - 04:55PM JST
Messed up to say the least. This should never have happened. I really wonder what was going through her mind when she made the decision. Sad...
Posted in: 15-year-old girl jumps to death from Yokohama school building
Tom DeMickeApr. 12, 2012 - 06:13PM JST
Newsworthy (though not headlines) and very sad. Must be awful if someone were picking him up at HNL.
Posted in: Man on Honolulu-bound flight from Japan dies
Tom DeMickeApr. 11, 2012 - 05:28PM JST
Sorry but I feel Windows should be put to rest all together. Nothing but a giant magnet for viruses and so forth. I'm a proud Apple user and have had no problems in the past 2 years.
Posted in: Microsoft counting down to the end of Windows XP
Tom DeMickeApr. 11, 2012 - 05:26PM JST
This is way sad. So sad to have this happen right after school started. This will require a thorough investigation. I do know truck drivers are among the worst and most dangerous drivers around but this may sound like the driver of this truck may have not done anything wrong. Wow...sad.
Posted in: 9-year-old girl dies after being hit by truck in Tokyo's Shinagawa
Tom DeMickeMar. 01, 2012 - 08:13PM JST
Five little teenagers jumping on the bed, one fell down and broke his head, the monkeys called the police and the police then said: "no more teenagers jumping on the bed!"
Posted in: 5 youths ordered to apologize to monkeys, clean pen for throwing fireworks
Tom DeMickeMar. 01, 2012 - 07:58PM JST
English Teacher on Okinawa (Retired from the U.S. military): I was on board an airplane flying from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa to Atsugi Naval Air Facility (Kanagawa Prefecture). I was hopping on military flights all the way from Japan to Germany but never made it past Atsugi NAF. The quake occurred about 15 minutes after take-off from Okinawa and no one knew what had happened when we arrived.
After arrival, I started to walk to Sagamino Station only to find out all the trains had stopped and would not go anywhere. I was frantically trying to take a train to Fussa Station (near Yokota Air Base) to continue my trip to Germany. I wound up taking a train one stop from Sagamino and wound up returning to Atsugi. I spent one night on the base.
The following day I decided it would be best to return to Okinawa. I was lucky and was able to catch a flight from Atsugi to Okinawa but the plane was being routed to Misawa Air Base (Aomori Prefecture) and then on to Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and then finally on to Okinawa. The flight time lasted 10 hours but was quite accommodating. It was a free ride for me. We flew in a propeller type plane so the altitude was low enough where we could see the flooded/tsunami zone of Sendai and could even see Sendai airport under water. I also could see the oil refinery fire as well. It was so sad to see this devastation. Arrived Okinawa around 10pm and spend the rest of my "Haru Yasumi" watching TV as events unfolded.
Posted in: 3.11 - WHAT WERE YOU DOING THAT DAY?
Tom DeMickeFeb. 23, 2012 - 07:36PM JST
Why is this in the "Crime" section? It was an "accident", not a "deliberate act".
Posted in: 3 killed, 4 injured in car accident involving 83-yr-old driver
Tom DeMickeFeb. 16, 2012 - 07:24PM JST
I always wondered what would come after "Terabyte" (TB)...now I know!
Posted in: Worldwide mobile data traffic to rocket: Cisco
Tom DeMickeFeb. 13, 2012 - 06:03PM JST
WW3 started on November 4th, 1979 when Iranian militants seized the U.S. Embassy and held more than 50 hostages for 444 days. From that time, U.S. involvement in the middle east started and it's been spiraling downward ever since.
Posted in: U.S. admiral says forces prepared to confront Iran
Tom DeMickeFeb. 13, 2012 - 05:57PM JST
Sure love her music and always will. So sad!
Posted in: Whitney Houston's daughter treated for stress at hospital
Tom DeMickeFeb. 13, 2012 - 05:38PM JST
Posted in: Police caution more than 10,000 in Tokyo for breaking new bicycle rules
Tom DeMickeFeb. 06, 2012 - 07:56PM JST
Good grief, when will this ever end?
Posted in: Okinawa fears revised plan may leave Futenma where it is
Tom DeMickeFeb. 04, 2012 - 03:52PM JST
All of this is really sad. I feel the Marine Corps is letting him down. Prosecuting him for attempted suicide? Give the man the help he needs (but still prosecute him for the other crime he committed) and let him do whatever time he has to, then set him free.
Posted in: U.S. Marine fights conviction for suicide attempt at Okinawa's Camp Schwab
Tom DeMickeJan. 27, 2012 - 05:47PM JST
It's amazing...all this technology...that is to say they are doing all this and watching us and watching everything we do, type, say, etc, etc ... but NO ONE can stop spam mail, junk mail, computer viruses, etc, etc. Unbelievable!
Posted in: FBI seeking social media monitoring tool
Tom DeMickeJan. 27, 2012 - 05:39PM JST
Posted in: Twitter able to now selectively block tweets
Tom DeMickeJan. 24, 2012 - 06:26PM JST
YouTube Rocks! I spend a lot of time there viewing videos of old TV shows, old commercials, and anything else you can imagine. My favorite is to view videos of in flight views. So awesome! Nice invention!
Posted in: 60 hours of video a minute uploaded to YouTube
Tom DeMickeJan. 24, 2012 - 06:04PM JST
I should get a job in NZ as a Traffic Cop!!
Posted in: NZ police alarmed at breastfeeding motorists
Tom DeMickeJan. 24, 2012 - 06:02PM JST
Iran started World War III on November 4th, 1979 when they seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. There's been nothing but deteriorating situations in the middle east ever since that day. Desert Storm III coming to a movie theater near you!
Posted in: Iran steps up threats to close Strait of Hormuz after EU sanctions
Tom DeMickeJan. 24, 2012 - 05:56PM JST
Indeed a nice story for a change! Wished I would have seen it on TV. Maybe YouTube?
Posted in: Brothers reunited in Japan after 6 decades apart
Tom DeMickeJan. 24, 2012 - 05:53PM JST
I would just love to see a freak snow flurry activity here on Okinawa. They can't even drive on a warm summer day let alone icy roads.
Posted in: 53 injured in snow-related accidents in Tokyo region
May. 22, 2013 - 12:59AM JST
No parent enjoys riding a crowded train with a small baby with or without a stroller.…
Posted in: Transport ministry to unify rules for baby strollers on buses, trains
May. 22, 2013 - 12:54AM JST
I can recall the first mile wide tornados and thought they were huge, but this one…
Posted in: At least 91 dead in Oklahoma City tornado
May. 22, 2013 - 12:42AM JST
I think that Virtuoso absolutely nailed it. The people of Osaka wanted a doer and Hashimoto…
Posted in: Hashimoto's party 'faces extinction,' some media say
May. 22, 2013 - 12:41AM JST
ok, so since they were already prostitutes, it's... ok?
So, you are an English teacher…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
Where is God through all these disasters? Everywhere. In your heart and soul. And busy preparing…