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nandakandamandaNov. 24, 2014 - 06:01PM JST
3 of 10, maybe in the ethnic Pashtun south.
Posted in: Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills 50
nandakandamandaNov. 24, 2014 - 04:46PM JST
Quote: 'A man who called police told emergency dispatchers before police arrived that the boy was on a swing set and pointing a pistol that was “probably fake” and scaring everyone. The caller said the boy was pulling the gun in and out of his pants. “I don’t know if it’s real or not,” the caller said.'
A concerned citizen? A do-gooder? A nosy neighbor? He must be doing some serious self-reflection right now.
Posted in: 12-year-old boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
nandakandamandaNov. 24, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
Boko Haram pond scum.
Posted in: Boko Haram slaughter 48 fish vendors in Nigeria
nandakandamandaNov. 24, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
A series of small misunderstandings resulting in a lost life. Really bad luck for all concerned.
nandakandamandaNov. 24, 2014 - 04:01PM JST
Regardless of anything else, Lewis has dome a great job for Mercedes. Congratulations on a deserved championship, and congratulations to Nico too for fighting to the bitter end and helping through their duals to provide months of entertainment..
Posted in: Hamilton claims second Formula One title
nandakandamandaNov. 23, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
Thanks for the details, chubbychub. I agree that it does sound pretty grim.
So you are saying that the last paragraph of the JT article is mistaken about the target area.
Posted in: Germans charged with vandalism in Singapore face flogging
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 11:49PM JST
Two photos, Toshiko San. Compare the top one with the bottom one.
Posted in: Japanese baseball fans disappointed by filthy conditions visiting Major Leaguers left dugout in
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 11:45PM JST
chubbychub, the article says NOT on the buttocks. What are you quoting from?
Anyway, tell me about it. All my schoolmates went through what you describe above, with the cane-wielder taking his time walking back and taking a fresh run-up between strokes. These could land anywhere from the small of the back to the tops of the thighs, and would leave multicolored welts for weeks afterwards. (Except for the ones who never did anything wrong. I was always getting caught for wrongdoing and amassed quite a record.)
It was part of life, and I stick by my earlier statement above. No big deal, if you are in the right frame of mind.
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 11:23PM JST
They must think they are terribly brave, murdering unarmed civilians with heavy weaponry.
Posted in: Gunmen execute 28 on bus near Kenya-Somalia border
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 03:29PM JST
Yes, quote: "The new plants come as public trust in nuclear power in South Korea, the world’s fifth-largest user of the energy source, has been undermined by a 2012 safety scandal over the supply of reactor parts with fake security certificates."
The nuclear plants were full of mostly cheap Chinese unregulated parts carrying smart, but fake, safety-standard labels. Some senior executives were forced to resign to take the blame for the scandal. Someone surely made a serious packet of money there, at the expense of the safety of the surrounding population.
Posted in: S Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 03:22PM JST
No-one mentions the elephant in the room, the baccy spit.
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 03:12PM JST
Should be no big deal.
We were caned often enough at school and usually put a brave face on it. Sure it hurt, but those who cried were considered wimps.
Not quite sure why the back of the thighs are targeted instead of the buttocks, though. Anyone know?
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 02:19PM JST
Zvonko and Serrano, Russia and China traditionally help Syria because that is a big arms market for them. I doubt that NATO or the entire international community would be able to stop IS in Syria and Iraq "in a matter of days".
Posted in: Islamic State launches major attack on Iraq's Ramadi
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
In Holland too. Migratory birds from the north, it has been suggested.
Posted in: Swan tests positive for bird flu in Miyagi
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
Two of her husbands were found with evidence of cyanide ingestion; the one with 'traces' was surely the earlier one, the 71-yr-old in 2012.
Posted in: Police find cyanide at home of 'black widow' suspect
nandakandamandaNov. 22, 2014 - 10:00AM JST
She was the mother's child by an earlier partner, apparently. When the little boy was born, he got all the parents' love and attention.
Posted in: Parents arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death
nandakandamandaNov. 21, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
Still too hot to build a house on it, then?
Posted in: Volcanic island still growing after one year
nandakandamandaNov. 20, 2014 - 01:55PM JST
The police have discovered that she registered with a dating agency before her latest husband's death, stating her serious desire to get married, and looking for men with a yearly salary of more than 10 million JPY . She had prospective marriage Mi-ai parties with two of them, while she was still married.
Stuart, the JT article above says: "Husband number four Isao Kakehi fell sick suddenly at home and was confirmed dead at a hospital in December last year, less than two months after the couple married. An autopsy found highly toxic cyanide compounds in his blood."
Why would the hospital perform an autopsy?
Posted in: 'Black widow' with seven dead partners arrested
nandakandamandaNov. 20, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
Well done Japan for holding it together. Nail-biting at the end as it looked like the Aussies were on the rebound.
Posted in: Japan beats Australia 2-1 in Osaka
nandakandamandaNov. 20, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
Blame the cops if you like, but how about the insurance agents who paid out time and again, and never put two and two together? Er, three and three together, that is.
Nov. 25, 2014 - 02:36AM JST
Hmm...where are the words developed nation in that sentence? In your imagination.
Fact. Japan is a…
Posted in: Abe adviser calls for stimulus after 'shocking' GDP
Nov. 25, 2014 - 02:30AM JST
I so agree with you! My first wife's family is from that area. Many years…
Posted in: Man injured by wild boar in Yamaguchi
Nov. 25, 2014 - 02:26AM JST
This just pisses me off, to be honest! We have come here to the US on…
Posted in: Obama defends moves on immigration
Nov. 25, 2014 - 02:16AM JST
The reason they should allow it is because of the social impact the unskilled ones gives…
Posted in: Do you think Japan should allow immigration by unskilled workers?
Nov. 25, 2014 - 02:15AM JST
You're the one that came up with a 5% increase target to a developed nation.