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avigatorNov. 21, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
Newspapers will sell you anything so they can keep selling arms.
I have to admit, scipantheist probably understands the truth of the matter
more than anybody else. If I make mention of the powers behind it, my post gets
Posted in: Congressional panel predicts China will keep confronting U.S.
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 11:03PM JST
May the scumbag be caught and serve his or her time. I am thankful that my mother who is 96 is still alive healthy, and swings her machete like Bruce Lee. This is a senseless crime.
Posted in: 93-year-old woman murdered in Maebashi home
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 11:00PM JST
Lack of safety net or meaningful relationships lead to these kinds of selfish and nonsense crimes.
At least offer it for adoption. People in poorer countries still try their best because despite the fact that they have nothing, their loved ones is better than riches. But here money rules.
Posted in: Woman kills 1-year-old son; tries to kill herself
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 10:57PM JST
This guy wanted to express a different "porn" of view about intimate relationships.
Posted in: Man arrested for breaking into woman’s hotel room, spanking her with shoehorn
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 10:53PM JST
Politicians belong to the same faction of merchants or work for them.
As such, they legislate to their benefit. Consider the States with no income tax. They make up for it with higher
sales tax, etc. You can only consume so much and once you have purchases major commodities, it is not like you have to replenish them every year. So, the rich gets away from being tax on heir earnings and whatever he pays in consumption is insignificant to his earnings. But for the poor, the additional sales tax every time he buys groceries, it is a big dent in the pocket, (that is me where I am now).
This sales tax is no difference of a tactic to protect interests of the rich. Why not increase personal income progressively according to income brackets. I do not mind paying 50% tax over income in excess than a million dollars, as long as I can keep 500K.
I agree with Probe, if not, set back at 3%, and redo the personal and corporate income tax. What good is it to have billions of dollars hoarded in banks by corporations that do not produce additional spending?
Posted in: The government raised the sales tax to 8% from 5% in April and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to announce in December whether he will raise it to 10% next October in a bid to rein in massive public debt. What do you think he should do?
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
Another one will bite the dust. After departing Japan after so many years, I can tell you want thing, it is not as bad as it looks. You can always survive somehow. Main thing is to build positive relationships.
Here in the States, they tax you to death. Just learned that they have a property tax on the car. So, it is not a flat tax like the tonnage tax, it is a percentage of the value of the car, and it is annual. So, for a car that costs about 25K, expect to pay about $1,500/year for the first year. As the car depreciates, the tax goes down.
I have not seen any grocery stores where there is hangar, (half price of the cost). And a decent meal will cost over $20.00, or 2,000 yen.
But, part of my mission is to increase my retirement annuity, and maybe someday I shall be back like MacArthur.
For the meantime, continue the shoo ga an, and enjoy the good things in Japan, of which there are plenty.
Posted in: GDP data make-or-break for snap election
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
Wow. Prosecute him as an adult if that is what he wanted. Then he will live to regret.
Posted in: 14-year-old boy detained after stabbing younger student
avigatorNov. 15, 2014 - 10:34PM JST
Sad. Hope he recovers soon.
Posted in: Employee hit by roller coaster at Kagawa theme park
avigatorAug. 30, 2014 - 11:23PM JST
I would rather stock on water and food and ways to cook the food. Yes, taking a dump is important but not as much as eating and drinking.
Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper
avigatorAug. 30, 2014 - 11:21PM JST
Posted in: Air guitar champion
avigatorAug. 17, 2014 - 12:37AM JST
In the end, it will be a lost cause.
Posted in: 'Makenaide' most popular theme song for job hunters
avigatorAug. 17, 2014 - 12:36AM JST
what is cheap in the end becomes expensive. Too bad they did not live to learn a lesson. Better to be safe in expensive Japan, than dead in cheap islands.
Posted in: 3 Filipinos held for dumping bodies of Japanese man, girlfriend at sea
avigatorAug. 17, 2014 - 12:34AM JST
As long as it is finger licking good, who cares.
Posted in: Shabu-shabu restaurant mislabels beef on menu at 3 locations
avigatorAug. 08, 2014 - 11:29PM JST
@BurningBush, you are right on the money on everything you have posted.
Those feeding themselves from mainstream media are not getting the truth.
Posted in: Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq
avigatorAug. 06, 2014 - 09:29PM JST
I hope the citizens of Gaza open their eyes and realize who their real enemy is. It is not Israel. It is Hamas. They need to start their own war against Hamas so they can negotiate with Israel by persuasion, not by threats or force. Shalom.
Posted in: Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day
avigatorJul. 29, 2014 - 11:06PM JST
There will never be peace in these lands, at least under human governments.
No matter what version you look at, it will be the same outcome:
"While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape".
Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce
avigatorJul. 29, 2014 - 10:58PM JST
Not "doomed" tour of Japan?
Posted in: SMAP announces dome tour of Japan
For those who do not know, Trinidad and Tobago is the equivalent of Fiji Islands where the British brought people from India to work in the sugar cane fields. They pretty much multiplied until they numbered the same as the local populace.
Posted in: Sharing a laugh
avigatorJul. 29, 2014 - 10:45PM JST
She should have also thought about what is to be in jail all about.
Posted in: Sasebo girl says she wanted to see what it was like to kill someone
avigatorJul. 28, 2014 - 09:06PM JST
One of two things, either North Korea also has a Hollywood Department, or this guy needs urgent referral to the mental health clinic.
Posted in: N Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House
Nov. 23, 2014 - 07:49PM JST
The Title of this article is INSULTING.
DO NOT pretend that it's NOT.
Posted in: Aging Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home
Gerard van Schip
Nov. 23, 2014 - 07:43PM JST
Interesting comments. I moved here 3 years ago because my Japanese wife wanted to go home.…
Nov. 23, 2014 - 07:24PM JST
Either he'd been abused and couldn't take it anymore, or Dad said stop playing games and…
Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested for stabbing father
Nov. 23, 2014 - 07:19PM JST
Government sponsored human trafficiking if you have to pay off dept and your passport is taken…
Nov. 23, 2014 - 07:15PM JST
negotiations that formally group six world powers on one side of the negotiating table and the…
Posted in: Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes