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    flammenwerfer

    lesson the shock of being sent there I guess.

    Posted in: Panasonic to give employees sent to China 'pollution pay'

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    flammenwerfer

    Weibo? very insular and irrelevant to the rest of the world. Might be big in China, but no one else cares...at all.

    Posted in: Weibo, 'China's Twitter,' files for IPO in U.S.

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    I saw Sanma's name above.... Sanma is the most obnoxious, irritating, lecherous jerk on TV. His popularity really highlights the massive humor chasm between Japanese and most Westerners.

    Posted in: What do you think of Japanese TV variety programs? Seen anything you like?

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    flammenwerfer

    my thoughts too, "need a hand with that knot mate?"

    Posted in: Man crashes truck into house, slashes 4

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    flammenwerfer

    31 Lose some weight.

    32 Take up a sport, join a sports club and meet some people, the nicest guys I've encountered in Japan was through sports.

    33 Limit childish hobbies like cosplay, that's a turnoff.

    34 Get off the computer/net and get out and get involved.

    Posted in: 30 things that single women don’t want to hear

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    prisoners get treated better....perhaps they should be doing this work; as part of paying off their debt to society - oops it's the 21st century, can't do that anymore - darn.

    Posted in: No improvement in pay for subcontracted Fukushima decontamination workers

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    flammenwerfer

    touche - Walking dead! got my shows mixed up! and as you know this very simple site has no edit functions.

    Posted in: Zombie parade

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    flammenwerfer

    the season Finale of Breaking bad is on tonight (Japan time!) .....they are just excited about that

    Posted in: Zombie parade

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    flammenwerfer

    Pretty lame crowd, they've got to invigorate the event, make it akin to The HK 7's or the Wellington 7's. Make it a true event people will want to attend.

    Posted in: Samoa beats Australia, NZ downs Japan at Tokyo Sevens rugby

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    flammenwerfer

    A travesty of the drink that is beer. A drink for alcoholics who want to save money

    Posted in: Japan’s greatest faux beers - happoshu

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    flammenwerfer

    ...and no one was laughing anymore at the atypical crazy old person who eschews banks and keeps all their in money in a tin hidden in their house.

    interesting this is only a problem in the Greek part of Cyprus. the Turkish part is running quite fine. The Greeks really have screwed things up big time.

    Posted in: Cypriots anxious as banks reopen with limits

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    flammenwerfer

    ..also Aryton "high on a pedastal" Senna would have done exactly the same thing, think he would have sat back and watch a Mark Webber win?

    Posted in: Vettel wins Malaysian GP

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    flammenwerfer

    Webber is clearly the number 2 driver in the team. Vettel is simply better. Mark should know his place or bugger off. Anyone else in the field could drive that Red Bull as well as him and be a better team player about it. He's a 36 y.o journeyman.

    Posted in: Vettel wins Malaysian GP

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    flammenwerfer

    Also here is the link to the Amazon Japan kindle version ( the link is to the US store)

    http://www.amazon.co.jp/Life-after-Tsunami-vol-1-ebook/dp/B00BRK1HUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363738949&sr=8-1

    Posted in: Otsuchi tsunami survivors share their stories

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    flammenwerfer

    He had a big smile on his face, as if to say - You too, huh?

    it's incredible how some people even in the face of annihilation - face it cheerfully, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear rocket in the movie "Dr Strangelove"

    I'm going to get a copy, hope the proceeds get injected back in the Otsuchi community.

    Posted in: Otsuchi tsunami survivors share their stories

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    flammenwerfer

    She can probably kick his ass.

    Notat the moment - she blew her knee out horrendously landing badly during a Super-G race last month, Youtube it if you dare.

    Interesting couple to say the least, hopefully this will put the lead back in Tigers pencil and he starts translating that into great form on the course again.

    Posted in: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods say they're dating

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    flammenwerfer

    If I never step foot in one of those places, it will be too soon. Good on Korea for getting rid of them. I personally know of a few families that have been severely impacted by pachinko. I am glad that my city has a by-law on them - I don't have to see them locally. Sadly the next municipality over welcomes them with open arms - they are the newest nicest buildings about yet somehow that city is nearly bankrupt and has no money in the coffers; the city is generally run down, One wonders where is there pachinko tax going? are they paying city tax?

    Posted in: Korea’s ban on pachinko gambling sees increase in gamblers coming to Japan

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    RIAA are idiots. Blaming google is like blaming the 'street' because drug dealers carry out their business there.

    RIAA are guilty of failing to adapt to the changing world, sticking strongly to the old model that made the lots of $$$ is long gone.

    Why can't we get Rdio in Jpan, what about Pandora? Spotify? I heard they are coming, but too damn slow and too late to the party.

    At the least itunes provides a modern service, though itself itunes itself sucks and I loathe to give any money to apple. I want as close to 100% of any proceeds go directly to the artist.

    Posted in: Google effort fails to curb music piracy: industry

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    flammenwerfer

    All I can say is elderly people should NOT be allowed to commute in rush hour.

    seconded, many railways create incentives to travel between 9 and 3pm on weekdays. 14-15 tickets for the price of 10 coupon cards. done to encourage the elderly to travel off peak.

    Posted in: Could the way we behave on the train reveal our true personality?

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    flammenwerfer

    I will never get a smartphone. The ultimate in brainwashed consumerism for otherwise intelligent people. We don't need them. Simple.

    why stop there? don't be hypocritical towards technology - why are you here, on the internet using computer, you don't need it, no sir, a smartphone is a small computer, you are using a big one - it's a computer ergo YOU don't need it, or a regular phone either, a TV, A playstation, a DVD player, an aircon, a car, aeroplanes. None of these.... Exactly who are you, to decree, to tell people what we need and don't need?

    Personally, I enjoy having access to the sum total of all human knowledge in my pocket and a camera and a dictionary, and anki card reader and book and a newspaper, a podcast player....

    Posted in: Distracted smartphone 'addicts' at greater risk of mishaps

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