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fdsApr. 21, 2015 - 12:42PM JST
no, but there are consequences....
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fdsApr. 21, 2015 - 12:32PM JST
while her working is admirable, why don't her parents? the girl is probably working in a convenience store or something like that, why can't they? i suppose if i was getting money for not working, why bother?
also, i curious about the basis for the court's decision. i certainly hope the court didn't arbitrarily decide not to enforce the law. it would be unfair to all those people who decide not to work cause it would reduce their welfare payout.
Posted in: Family branded welfare cheats because daughter gets part-time job
fdsApr. 15, 2015 - 01:08PM JST
her husband was a liar and she's a liar. unfortunately, the republicans are not any better.why do these people keep getting elected? if any of you had done what they had done, you'd be out of a job or in jail (unless you were a bankster)
Posted in: Clinton starts White House campaign with small-town meetings
fdsApr. 15, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
yes, but do you think fifa will be wiling to give up the money? not likely...
Posted in: Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers
fdsApr. 13, 2015 - 01:56PM JST
the problem is professional politicians. they make their living by getting elected and get elected by spending money to pander to their constituents. don't have the money, no problem, borrow it and raise taxes on "the rich", i think "the rich" nowadays are defined as making something a bit over $100,000?
Posted in: U.S. politics: Two small tents, with most Americans on the outside
fdsApr. 13, 2015 - 01:36PM JST
unfortunately, he won't be charged with murder cause he had no intent to murder. the reason they can charge him with murder in other countries is that they have laws implying intent, i.e. if you hurt or kill someone while committing a crime, it is implied that you intended to do so.
Posted in: Convenience store employee in coma after trying to stop shoplifter from escaping
fdsApr. 13, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
all the nutters come out in the spring....
Posted in: Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father
fdsApr. 10, 2015 - 05:46PM JST
took them long enough. i understand they sued the boy's family cause they were advised they wouldn't get any money from the school (as government entity, the court will protect their own)
Posted in: Top court rules parents not liable after son's wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death
fdsApr. 08, 2015 - 02:38PM JST
what about manners? :D
Posted in: The top 20 things that Japanese youth are distanced from
fdsApr. 07, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
the problem with professional politicians is that their job is to get re-elected and they get re-elected by spending someone else's money on the constituents that will give them the most votes.
Posted in: Are you in favor of term limits for elected politicians?
fdsApr. 07, 2015 - 12:59PM JST
just means she's more discreet
but considering she's getting about ￥100,000,000 / year, in salary and perks, she should be at least be showing up and doing her job! most company presidents, even for large listed companies, don't get paid that much and do much more. hard to have any respect for politicians.
Posted in: Voting on budgets is the most important job for Diet members. It's unacceptable she skipped it.
fdsApr. 07, 2015 - 12:47PM JST
my personal theory is anything made from beans is good for you so coffee being good for you make sense.
Posted in: Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts
fdsApr. 03, 2015 - 03:28PM JST
where is the money coming from? i hope not my pocket, although pretty sure it will be. also pretty certain its not any politicians' pocket, god forbid.
i certainly hope they aren't going to give cash to the parents like the DPJ tried to do. who know's where that gets spent. i'm pretty sure not the kids.
Posted in: Abe unveils plans for fund to tackle child poverty
fdsApr. 02, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
definitely they need more than just eyesight. driving combination of judgement and reaction time.
Posted in: Should there be an age limit at which point driving licenses will no longer be renewed?
fdsApr. 01, 2015 - 12:29PM JST
he's able to bash them cause he knows all their dirty little secrets....so much for independence of the press...
Posted in: I faced extreme bashing from Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and other members of the prime minister’s office.
fdsMar. 31, 2015 - 11:14AM JST
just who are the "weathy" that they intend to target anyway? the highest tax bracket is about ￥18,000,000/year. is that weathy? government spending keeps growing which crowds out investment needed for growth. what really needs to happen is to cut the size of government but it'll never happen cause all the japanese people expect the government to take care of them.
Posted in: Gov't weighing income tax hike on wealthy to meet fiscal goal
fdsMar. 31, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
problem is broker makes money on you whether you do or not.
Posted in: 4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker
fdsMar. 30, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
just another hunt for money...
Posted in: New radar system looks to nab speed offenders anywhere in Tokyo
fdsMar. 19, 2015 - 01:07PM JST
whatever happened to abe's "third arrow"? without that economy is doomed.
Posted in: Major firms heed Abe's call to raise wages
fdsMar. 16, 2015 - 04:40PM JST
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Apr. 21, 2015 - 02:00PM JST
Japan wants greater market opening for its exports of autos and auto parts. The U.S. hopes…
Posted in: U.S., Japan fail to close gap on rice, auto parts trade
Apr. 21, 2015 - 01:58PM JST
Japanese emperor themselves boycott the shrine. Abe apparently can't do the same.
The Emperor has continued…
Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 21, 2015 - 01:57PM JST
As expected the crowds appear to be mostly foreigners (who have been waiting for this), and…
Posted in: Run for the border
Apr. 21, 2015 - 01:56PM JST
@Knox "sakoku light". I like it! I'll be using that from now. I hope it is…
Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan
Apr. 21, 2015 - 01:51PM JST
I'd like to know what the rules are about importing Gmo products? Im sure all the…