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dontpanicMay. 28, 2011 - 06:36PM JST
Saw Russell Brand a couple of years ago doing stand up. He produced a fantastic monologue from an article in that days newspaper. The guy definitely has talent, but not as an actor.
He did go overboard on Andrew Sachs but recognised that, apolgised and quit his job to take responsibility.
It is a shame he's gone, he brings some much needed colour but them's the rules.
Posted in: Russell Brand deported from Japan leaving Katy Perry behind
dontpanicMay. 26, 2011 - 03:37PM JST
She's no laggard.
Posted in: France's Lagarde launches bid for IMF leadership
dontpanicMay. 26, 2011 - 03:33PM JST
Novenachama - Straight out of the business continuity/HAZOPS manual. The only one here who seems to have understood the question.
Posted in: What should a good crisis management plan for a company involve?
dontpanicMay. 20, 2011 - 05:36PM JST
MrDog - "Willing victims. I do not feel sorry for them at all."
Why, because 16/17/18 year olds really understand what they're starting when they take jobs like this? These kids might have some maturity about them and think they can handle anything but they have no real idea. They simply arent equipped to deal with the kind of pressures the likes of Tanno and his customers can bring to play. Grooming (which is the potential danger here Gurukun) is a subtle and insidious process.
Posted in: Club manager arrested for hiring high school girls to flash underwear for patrons
dontpanicMay. 20, 2011 - 05:08PM JST
Lieberman, most Irish I know just want to get on with the Brits. The communities in Japan are mutually supportive and it's the same back home, barring a very few still mired in sectarian idiocy.
Posted in: Queen gets standing ovation as Irish trip nears end
dontpanicMay. 17, 2011 - 03:59PM JST
Luckygohappy, Queen Elizabeth along with the UK and Irish governments is trying to move forward. I'd love to know how abject condemnation of anyone is going to achieve anything but a further reminder of the multiple reasons both sides have for exercising caution.
Posted in: Bomb found on bus in Dublin ahead of British queen's historic visit to Ireland
dontpanicMay. 04, 2011 - 08:36PM JST
Mittsu take a look at some pics of the Arctic and Antarctica. There is an awful lot of ice sitting above sea level. The clues are in the article.
Posted in: Report sees sharper sea rise from Arctic melt
dontpanicMay. 04, 2011 - 07:28PM JST
worried, youre overreacting. The full force of the law would be what...a telling off for being inappropriate? Clearly the guy needs help, he should know better.
Posted in: Man arrested for alleged abduction of 9-year-old girl in Saitama
dontpanicMay. 03, 2011 - 10:30AM JST
goddog, only undamaged asbestos is relatively safe. Even the asbestos insulating board commonly used in construction until recently will release fibres when damaged. Asbestos in buildings is as ubiquitous here as elsewhere and not easy to get rid of safely when laying in a massive heap on the floor. In addition to P3 rated masks (warnerbro's right about the drugstore masks) and disposable coveralls, common practise is to damp down the heap and use water sprays when moving large quantities of potential asbestos containing rubble.
Potentially, this could be a big public health issue.....in 20-40 years time.
Posted in: Asbestos - tsunami's other hidden danger
dontpanicMay. 02, 2011 - 10:49AM JST
Toddo - "Anyone justifying the murder of children is scum."
Under normal circumstances what you say would be true. But your portrayal comes under the "With some people, its like they know they don't have a leg to stand on and just can't win the debate without being completely dishonest" tag.
Bab al-Aziziya is a huge military base. It's well known to foreign forces and has been hit in the past. The death of innocent children is very regretable but they were on a military base in a time of conflict. To call it murder is simply stoking up hatred.
Posted in: NATO airstrike kills Gadhafi's youngest son, 3 grandchildren
dontpanicMay. 01, 2011 - 10:13AM JST
Sore loser?? Kim Yuna's a world championship silver medalist. Most here can only dream of losing like that. Good on her.
Posted in: Ice rivals
dontpanicApr. 18, 2011 - 09:44PM JST
"some aspects of the succession rule “could be discriminatory.”"
Well, they pick one child from one line. Dont think the Cabinet Office has any problem with 'discrimination'.
Posted in: UK mulling royal succession rule change
dontpanicApr. 08, 2011 - 10:03PM JST
Sarge - "Does the EU have any money to give to Portugal?"
Theres plenty of money in the EU. The real question is do those with the money want to loan it to those without? Still, this was expected and its out in the open now. Hopefully they can be pursuaded to live within their means, or we'll see it all over again.
Posted in: Portugal to ask European Union for bailout
dontpanicFeb. 01, 2011 - 07:40PM JST
manfromamerica - I agree on their track record but if they get it wrong they can be voted out. We have no control over bankers and insurers.
Posted in: Florida judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul
dontpanicFeb. 01, 2011 - 04:58PM JST
manfromamerica - "I pay for mine, but I don't have to pay for YOUR car insurance too"
I think you probably do. Who do you think covers all those uninsured accidents? You do from your inflated premium.
Theres no free ride. If cover is to be provided someone pays. Better to have some level of control from a state managed system than a free for all that lines the pockets of insurers and leaves some without adequate care.
dontpanicJan. 29, 2011 - 06:36PM JST
tmarie, I agree, in fact not just parents, we're all responsible. My point was the irony of realist complaining, as a university teacher, of lowered student standards while demonstrating those lowered standards in him/herself. "comatosed into accepting the unacceptable"...really??
Posted in: Job seekers flop at impressing potential employers
dontpanicJan. 28, 2011 - 11:00PM JST
realist - "As a teacher in university, I have to agree", "they literally give up, and become comatosed into accepting the unacceptable"
Whos to blame? It seems university teachers must accept at least some of the responsibility. How can anyone be 'comatosed' into anything???
dontpanicJan. 15, 2011 - 12:31AM JST
Because people are invested in their opinions. They arent perfect and the issues they discuss arent perfectly black and white either. A debate requires a level og guidance, someone to chair it and limit individuals input so that everyone gets a say. Without that you get the repetitive browbeating that characterises many contentious discussions on this board and others like it.
Theres nothing wrong with open discussions like these, its just important to avoid taking what people say personally.
Posted in: Why are so many people unable to debate contentious issues such as whaling, gun control, politics and so on without getting acrimonious?
dontpanicJan. 14, 2011 - 04:53PM JST
The US has definately got something wrong. The genie is out of the lamp now of course. Even if there were the will, I doubt the politicians could find a way to gain control.
Posted in: Silence greets calls for changes in U.S. gun laws
dontpanicJan. 08, 2011 - 12:37AM JST
mikehuntex - "So Keiko SS are free to attack Whalers but if Whalers do it first you cry about it? Aren't we the spoiled child now".
The whalers are there to hunt whale or Sea Shepherd? Can the whalers maintain the sham of the aggrieved party after a preemptive strike? You cant have it both ways.
Posted in: Japanese whalers, activists clash off Antarctica
May. 21, 2013 - 07:29AM JST
“Even though I have repeatedly said that I didn’t think the comfort women system was necessary,…
Posted in: Hashimoto hits back at polls showing majority disagree with his comments
May. 21, 2013 - 07:27AM JST
“The way the Mainichi did the opinion poll is unfair,” he tweeted.
Geez, wake up and…
ops, he did a political mistake..
May. 21, 2013 - 07:26AM JST
British critic Geoff Andrew took to Twitter to deride “risibly overacted, overemphatic nonsense that constantly states…
Posted in: Miike's action film gets booed at Cannes
May. 21, 2013 - 07:24AM JST
Oh for goodness sake will he ever shut up?