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garymalmgrenMay. 18, 2013 - 08:05AM JST
Police officer: Would you like us to come in and check the house?
**Victim: ** No thanks. My parents are asleep and I don't want to worry them. I'll be fine. Thank you.
**Police officer; ** Well, good night and call us anytime that you need to.
Posted in: Woman stabbed by stalker despite asking police for help
garymalmgrenMay. 12, 2013 - 03:59PM JST
I can understand your frustration.
However there are some sticky problems that need to be overcome before rebuilding on higher ground can commence.
Firstly, the land has to be purchaced. Almost all of the owners are dead or missing. All of the land deeds and titles have been destroyed.
If you have any constructive suggestions for dealing with this first step within the framework of the existing Japanese legal system, I think you should write them down and send then to the Onagawa town office. I am sure they will appreciate you input.
A visit to the area might also deepen your understanding of the problems.
Posted in: Abe visits Miyagi to inspect reconstruction effort
garymalmgrenMay. 05, 2013 - 01:03PM JST
Off you go Sea Shepard.
Iceland should be a pushover after all the experience that you have had with Japan.
A lot of money to raised in Europe to suport the cause, too.
Posted in: Iceland to resume disputed fin whale hunt in June
garymalmgrenApr. 30, 2013 - 11:40AM JST
Abbott Diagnostics, which makes an HIV test,
Buy shares NOW
Posted in: Task force calls for routine HIV testing for all adults in U.S.
garymalmgrenApr. 21, 2013 - 10:18AM JST
Just exaclty how does one re-enact the bombing of a city?
Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show
garymalmgrenJan. 24, 2013 - 06:16PM JST
Burn, baby, burn.
Posted in: $20 trillion shale oil deposit found in Australia
garymalmgrenDec. 30, 2012 - 10:46AM JST
spudmanreincarnatedDec. 30, 2012 - 09:27AM JST
No mention of the higher than normal child cancer (leukemia) rates in the (down wind) neighboring towns of Noheji and Tohoku?
Could you please supply more information or references concerning the above quote.
Posted in: Nowhere to use Japan's growing plutonium stockpile
garymalmgrenDec. 14, 2012 - 06:14PM JST
Those tires sound great. I think I'll buy one.
Posted in: Toyo Tires' Nanoenergy 3
garymalmgrenDec. 14, 2012 - 06:10PM JST
I'm not sure about "not making efforts engage" the youth of Japan.
Just take a look at the photo.
The guy behind Abe has a YELLOW sweater and has almost hidden his bald spot.
I call that trying!!
Posted in: Japan's alienated youth overlooked in elections
garymalmgrenDec. 09, 2012 - 08:28PM JST
I have to admit that it is a bit early to judge at this stage.
However, was the poor woman bullied and ridiculed by her colleagues over her mistake?
Was she admonished by her superiors?
What I mean to say is, are the DJ's solely the cause of this terrible incident or were there other factors that fed into it?
Posted in: Australian media urge end to blame game in nurse tragedy
garymalmgrenOct. 07, 2012 - 08:30PM JST
Excuse me for asking, basroil, but how do you know it was a black bear?
And are you honestly suggesting that an 81 year old woman (or man) should punch a bear on the nose?
But rest at ease. You don't really need be concerned about her climbing a tree to escape.
Posted in: 2 people attacked by bear in Niigata
garymalmgrenOct. 06, 2012 - 04:55PM JST
The population of bears was kept down mainly by hunters and occasionally by starvation, other bears and rare traffic accidents. As the rural population has aged the number of hunters has fallen dramatically. In the past, each village had one hunter or a relative who was a hunter who had the knowledge, dogs and suitable weapons to hunt bears. Bears were hunted for their skins, internal organs (for Chinese medicine) and their meat. Less hunters equals more bears. Bears are not in danger of extinction.
Tranquilizing bears and returning them is not an option. You might have seen it on the tube, but that was for the cameras. As I mentioned, bears are territorial. If you drop a bear off somewhere, it will be run off by the owner of the territory (usually a mature female). It will then be forced to move downwards and will eventually turn up in someone's backyard (tagging and tracking have conclusively proved this). Putting bears into a zoo is not an option because mature bears cannot be caged together (especially females). If you have seen sluggish disinterested bears in a cage together in a zoo in Japan his or her food has been doped. Therefore very quickly you would fill up any vacant places available in zoos and have to start building bear prisons. A dead bear takes pressure of remaining bears by not competing for food. Unpleasant, but realistic. Gary
Posted in: 11 bear sightings reported in Nagano City
I'd like to make a few clarifications concerning bears (pertaining to Japan as well as other places).
1. Japanese bears are extremely aggressive and dangerous.
2. Japanese bears are extremely territorial.
3. The population of Japanese bears has exploded over the past 15 years.
4. Japanese kill bears because it is the only way to deal with the problem.
1-2. Female bears select and protect territory for raising their cubs. Usually two cubs are born each season, so the number is increasing exponentially. The only predator to bears (especially cubs) is other bears. They take the cubs to be a future competitor (for mates, food or territory ) and eliminate them when they have the chance. The reason the bears have incredible olfactory senses is to detect other bears. Female bears especially will attack anything that enters her territory. The father of my daughter's schoolmate went to a local mountain to collect mountain vegetables. He parked his car in the Spring Valley Ski area car park and walked around to the back to open the trunk. A bear stepped out of the grass and swiped at him. The poor fellow lost half of his face and one eye. Even four years later the right side of his face is a weeping scar. Bears are dangerous.
garymalmgrenAug. 24, 2011 - 05:35PM JST
I was young many moons ago and my background is Anglo-French. After several months in splendid isolation,
Why do I get the feeling that this was written by a computer program named Michel Le Bon?
Posted in: Pros and cons of Internet dating
garymalmgrenAug. 21, 2011 - 04:45PM JST
Anyoneout there except me like, NANDEMO KANTEI DAN?
Posted in: Fuji TV fends off barrage of brickbats
garymalmgrenAug. 18, 2011 - 10:37PM JST
****just watching the local shortboarders ripping up peeling inches is also a sight to be appreciated.
First time I have ever heard anyone talk about waves with the term inches. I'm not so sure what to make of that.
Posted in: Shonan: Boardshort surfing, sunshine and a thriving beach culture
garymalmgrenAug. 16, 2011 - 02:58PM JST
I expect at least four more nuclear accidents here.
Sorry Munya, but could you expand on that?
Posted in: Radiation from Fukushima plant spiked on U.S. west coast in March
garymalmgrenAug. 13, 2011 - 09:46PM JST
The list of victims (physical, psychological, and economic) of this disaster is potentially endless.
It would seem that the government is trying to limit it and TEPCO's liability by the parameters that they have chosen.
I personally think it unfair to families with young children who have evacuated out of concern for their chindren's (future) health. They and the forgotten others shoud be compensated.
Posted in: Families who left radiation zone voluntarily ask TEPCO for compensation
garymalmgrenAug. 05, 2011 - 07:51PM JST
He will NEAR the Fukushima Nuclear zone for how long?
My guess is 45 minutes, but I have been wrong before.
Posted in: U.N. leader to visit Fukushima nuclear zone
garymalmgrenJul. 31, 2011 - 07:52PM JST
I was surprised that oceanic current harvesting wasn't mentioned. This is a proven technology and is used where ocean current flow is restricted and concentrated.i.e. the English Channel, the straits between Demark and Sweden and the straits of Gibraltar.
The narrow channels in the Inland Sea, the straits between Japan and Korea and the Tsugaru strait between Honshu and Hokkaido make Japan a perfect place for this type of technonogy.
The fishers will complain until they are told that they will get a share of the revenues from generated electricity.
Many small generators mean units can be taken out of stream for maintainance.
This is the system that has been on the Indus River and supplying 40 % of Pakistan's electricity until the flood last years. but that's another story
Posted in: Gemba says Japan will spend a year drafting new roadmap on energy policy
May. 18, 2013 - 03:18PM JST
tokyobakayaro: Anyway, thank you for showing me again how sensitive are USA when they are being…
Posted in: U.S. slams Russian anti-ship missiles going to Syria
May. 18, 2013 - 03:08PM JST
“I think it’s quite natural for a Japanese leader to offer prayer for those who sacrificed…
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
May. 18, 2013 - 03:04PM JST
Bunch of yahoo's that's for sure! And it isn't the first time yahoo has had problems…
Posted in: Yahoo! Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen
May. 18, 2013 - 03:02PM JST
Though I've yet to finish the entire [The Rape of Nanking] by Iris Chang, but I've…
May. 18, 2013 - 02:51PM JST
Let him go as a private individual, if his beliefs are so strong. Take off the…