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kdotson1965Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:36PM JST
"Beset by low air fares and relentless competition, airlines around the world are waking up to the value of their frequent flyer programs and realising they can boost profits as well as brand profile."
I do not understand this - all the airlines have done for the past several years is raise prices and add on more surcharges while cutting flights. What year was this supposed to have been researched?
Posted in: Frequent flyer programs revamped to drive profits in tough times for airlines
kdotson1965Aug. 12, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
I am sure that Putin and his party are fully aware of exactly who is responsible, but I think it unlikely that the rest of the world will ever know.
Posted in: Kerry demands whoever shot down MH17 be brought to justice
kdotson1965Jul. 31, 2014 - 08:31PM JST
Very nice and useful information - I wish I had know this for my first visit. Can anyone provide other links to things that might show-off more of Japanese Culture?
I am returning to Japan in mid-September this year, but I just have not settled on where I want to go yet. I am thinking possibly Osaka or Kyoto this time
Posted in: Get the most out of your visit to Japan with these tourist-only deals
kdotson1965Jul. 29, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Can you say sociopath?
Posted in: Sasebo girl says she wanted to see what it was like to kill someone
kdotson1965Jul. 21, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
Due to the Hamas Terrorists being cowards they use innocent people as shields for their weapon caches and launch sites - choosing schools and hospitals seems to be a favorite tactic of theirs. Israel knew this going in and has issued warning for the innocents to vacate the area, Hamas is preventing many of them from seeking safety. So the real cause of the innocent deaths are at the hands of their own leaders - the cowardly Hamas are little more than a pack of rabid dogs.
Posted in: U.N. calls for immediate truce as Gaza death toll tops 500
kdotson1965Jul. 18, 2014 - 08:22PM JST
AN interesting statement
"*The shooting down of civilian aircraft is extremely rare, and **if proved **the case, the downing of the MH17 would be one of the deadliest yet*."
I do not think that there is anyone that has any doubt that the plane was shot down.
I also think that Putin should be held accountable as it was his decision to invade and cause the troubles in the Ukraine and he should be treated as any other war criminal - he is proving to be no better than Hitler by allowing for this attack on innocents.
Posted in: Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet
kdotson1965Mar. 11, 2014 - 08:27PM JST
I have two rather simple questions for the Authorties
"Police said the dogs were put down and they were considering laying charges.
Local Government Minister Paula Bennett said authorities would look at tightening dog control laws in the wake of the attack."
Considering Charges?? It is clear to anyone with a minimum of common sense that the animals' owner did not have them properly restrained and should face the full weight of the law and be responsible for the child's rehabilitation and additional damages to the family.
The Minister saying that authorities would **look at tightening controls **- is a cop out and shows zero initiative or any concern about what has happened.
In my city we have ordinances about dangerous animals - ie: any large and dangerous dog. Most of these type of animals were bred for aggression and fighting ability, not as cuddly pets for people - they exist to kill or maim and little else
Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand
kdotson1965Mar. 11, 2014 - 08:11PM JST
I wonder if they would ship to the states
Posted in: Snowman milk mugs
kdotson1965Mar. 06, 2014 - 09:37PM JST
OK - I can see a few matches to my ideal girl - I also like long hair on a girl, and think that Asian women have a nice, even intoxicating scent; but lets get real for a moment. If this is your ideal girl guidelines - get a robot!!
I have told friends of mine that I compare women to Ayumi to get the perfect girl, but this is based on how I "Think" she might be, not on anything that is real. Everyone wants the perfect partner, but let remember that it would get very boring if that partner met every single tag you set for them, there would be no surprises, no mystery, nothing to discover about them.
Posted in: Magazine’s checklist for ideal girl has whopping 23 points
kdotson1965Jan. 30, 2014 - 09:06PM JST
Deport, burn his passport and ban him from the civilized world!!
Posted in: Justin Bieber charged with assault in Toronto; White House to consider deporting him
kdotson1965Jan. 30, 2014 - 05:37AM JST
The man is indeed a true visionary - his concepts could also easily translate to Space Station Freedom with little change - at least once it is finished and can actually create a sustainable gravity well of its own
I would love to live in such a building
Posted in: Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground
kdotson1965Jan. 29, 2014 - 11:17PM JST
EIGHT YEARS - How about life, hanging and/or sterilizing her so that she cannot have any more children
Posted in: Woman gets 8 years for fatally beating 11-yr-old daughter with golf club
kdotson1965Jan. 24, 2014 - 10:32PM JST
Sounds pretty open and shut to me - if he has the mental capacity to attempt a robbery and to also successfully hide a weapon then he is more than capable of aiding his own defense. His actions at the execution are pretty clear that he knew what he was doing. There does not appear to be any reasonable justification for this animal's actions.
Posted in: Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico
kdotson1965Jan. 24, 2014 - 10:26PM JST
Personally I think that he should be charged with Treason and placed in a deep, dark hole someplace
Posted in: Snowden sees no chance for fair trial in U.S.
kdotson1965Jan. 20, 2014 - 09:24PM JST
Come on people - get a grip
Being an American of European decent - I think that they hit the typical Surfer Dude perfectly.
This is a very humorous commercial. Some people just take things too seriously and just need to lighten up.
I say Go ANA!!
Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial
kdotson1965Jan. 17, 2014 - 09:32PM JST
Personally I would skip the sedative and make the punishment fit the crime - let him suffer as much as possible while his light is extinguished. His victims and their families were given no consideration by this animal.
Posted in: Ohio killer takes 25 minutes to die with new drug cocktail
kdotson1965Jan. 17, 2014 - 09:29PM JST
Bieber just keeps skating along - yet another case of money buying someone out of trouble. When will celebs learn that they are no better, and in many cases much worse than everyone else. He punk ass should be thrown in a real jail for a month or two to teach him some manners and respect.
Posted in: Drugs found at Bieber's home after egg-attack raid
kdotson1965Jan. 17, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
Here in the states it is common to file a missing person report on an Adult after 48 hours, but a child - never - as soon as they are noticed missing (regardless of the time) an Amber Alert (Missing child alert) is put out on the news line and every other public media. Why did the parents wait so long to report their little girl as missing. That is just crazy
Posted in: Missing 12-year-old girl turns up in restaurant car park
kdotson1965Nov. 14, 2013 - 09:33PM JST
I am in favor of surgical sterilization of both the rapist and his lawyer
followed by being treated just like the victim was
Posted in: Anger in New Zealand at 'close your legs' rape defense
kdotson1965Aug. 29, 2013 - 08:23PM JST
Awesome in the extreme - congrats to the young lady!!
Posted in: Female station attendant subdues violent passenger with judo throw
Sep. 23, 2014 - 03:16PM JST
drinron: "Never ever mind those chinese sore losers. It's just a dirty tactic coming out of…
Posted in: Hagino swim treble sparks China rant
Sep. 23, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
AU-user: So you're saying it's better to carry around five cards and a load of cash…
Posted in: Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out
Sep. 23, 2014 - 03:11PM JST
smithinjapan, you misunderstand. It's not a mere 50,000 yen (I would be fine with that). It's…
Posted in: Crying lawmaker sparks pay cuts for assembly members
Sep. 23, 2014 - 03:03PM JST
Japan is doing great so far. Japan is only four medals behind South Korea.
Sep. 23, 2014 - 03:01PM JST
Its no good increase tax rates if that decreases tax revenue as it seems to do…
Posted in: OECD says Japan should raise sales tax again next year