gelendestrasse's past comments

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    gelendestrasse

    Hope they catch the scum and lock him up.

    Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba

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    gelendestrasse

    Reporters seem to be heading for the same reputation as lawyers and politicians....

    Posted in: NHK apologizes to Obokata after she is injured while fleeing reporters

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    gelendestrasse

    At my age if I jumped in a fountain they'd take me away but I'm glad the kids can have fun.

    NeoJamal, last I knew Ebina was in Japan.....

    Posted in: Summer fun

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    gelendestrasse

    Sadly, this happens every summer. You have to wonder how people can be so stupid. Poor kid.

    Posted in: Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko

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    gelendestrasse

    The biggest problem I'm seeing with Obamacare is that it did nothing to reign in the "for profit" insurance companies and hospitals. Things were a lot better financially when Blue Cross and the hospitals were not-for-profits. Now you've got all these CEOs and their staffs getting paid big money for doing what was done for free. Costs keep going up and up - they are asking for 19% increases for next year. The Japanese system is so much better.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    gelendestrasse

    It's pretty obvious that the rebels, and therefor their taskmaster, Putin, are trying to sanitize the evidence so that they can escape blame. You can think of whatever pejoratives you want to describe them but I'll just say scum.

    Posted in: Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

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    gelendestrasse

    They tore down Nihonbashi for the '64 Olympics and are planning to take out the Okuna for the upcoming Olympics, as well as paving over part of the park outside the Meiji shrine. There seems to be no sense of the value of historic places. The government should have taken over the park a long time ago and run it as a public park rather than a "business".

    Posted in: 400-year-old garden in Okayama to be replaced with condominium complex

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    gelendestrasse

    If there was a Ukrainian jet flying not far from the air liner I'm willing to bet that the rebels took a pot shot with a Russian supplied missile and missed the primary target. The fighter would have had countermeasures to defend against a missile that caused the missile to go astray as well. That's why they're busy hacking up the front of the plane and carting it away. A forensic analysis of the metal would pin down the direction of impact and the type of explosive. There might even be identifiable parts of the missile. But not after the rebels get done sanitizing the area.

    Sounds like nobody should be flying over Ukraine right now. At least not the eastern bit.

    Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

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    gelendestrasse

    That's both tragic and ironic. Still, I wonder how many people, per day, drown in Japan? I expect it's usually under reported on JT.

    Posted in: 6 dead, 3 missing in water-related accidents on Marine Day

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    gelendestrasse

    From the news reports there's no doubt in my mind that Putin is stirring the pot while trying to appear to be pure as the new snow. So the sanctions are reasonable. The whole situation is the fault of the Russians and, until they get their bloody hands out of Ukraine they deserve sanctions.

    Posted in: Russia says new sanctions over Ukraine unacceptable; threatens retaliation

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    gelendestrasse

    I hope the girl turns up safe. Not much else to say except gruesome things to be meted out to the perp....

    Posted in: Missing girl's mother consulted police about same suspicious car in May

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    gelendestrasse

    If we're talking about the six on the mini subs then OK, but the IJA did a lot of awful things. Of course that was two generations ago and present day Japan is nothing like that any more. On the other hand, China is becoming more and more like 1930s Japan. They should learn from history.

    As far as Abbot goes, he hasn't topped Bush W yet. But he's a politician, give him time....

    Posted in: China blasts Australian PM over comments during Abe's visit

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    gelendestrasse

    Hard to believe it was 25 years ago. Flew out of Narita with a college professor from Beijing. She didn't say much, just curled up in a ball and cried.

    I think the Chinese government has become even more restrictive since then. IF the Chinese people ever got a free election this corrupt lot and their families would all be in jail.

    Posted in: Security tight on eve of Tiananmen anniversary

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    gelendestrasse

    Hindi or Muslim the attitudes in either country are backwards. No wonder India has stagnated while China grew, and Pakistan has become a living hell....barbarians indeed.

    Posted in: Husband of bludgeoned Pakistani woman strangled first wife

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    gelendestrasse

    I guess there is no safety for women in India. Pathetic.

    The father and son should share in the penalty for their crimes in the same way they share the guilt.

    Posted in: Indian rape victim's mother beaten by accused's father

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    gelendestrasse

    If her experiments were done properly then others should be able to reproduce the results. Since that's not able to be done it calls into question the methodology. Once it was found out that the data was not accurate the scientific community would decide the whole thing was a house of cards and question the credibility of the researcher(s). She might still stand by the "fundamentals" but now she has to prove them again, and have the results duplicated independently. Everybody is going to be skeptical until that happens. And finding the grant money to do the work under those conditions is going to be difficult.

    In other words, unless she finds a white knight her career is, basically, over.

    Posted in: Obokata to retract one stem cell paper

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    gelendestrasse

    SK is correct that everybody has to maintain a single message to NK. Unfortunately SK decided to pitch a fit about history and, essentially, cut themselves out of the loop.

    That said, Japan has to be careful to not allow the kidnap victims to provide a wedge for NK to drive between potential allies. In other words, don't make the same mistake SK did.

    Posted in: S Korea wary over Japan sanctions deal with N Korea

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    gelendestrasse

    Yeah, Koike-san is pretty sharp. In the US she'd give Hillary a run for the money for first female president.

    Posted in: Super Cool Biz

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    gelendestrasse

    Does Kerry really think Snowdon is going to come to the US? Maybe Kerry should man up and start investigating abuses of power in the government that he's a part of.

    Posted in: Kerry tells Snowden to 'man up' and come home to stand trial

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    gelendestrasse

    What a backwards bunch of people. Poor woman. Sounds like her family ought to be up for murder charges. It would also seem that Urdu is becoming a language of shame.

    Posted in: Pakistan PM orders immediate action over 'honor killing' of pregnant woman

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