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noriyosan73Jul. 26, 2016 - 11:53PM JST
Why is it the IOC finds problems with 4 year old urine samples? Is there one test for use immediately after the event today and a different test 4 years later? Use the same test or a better test today to eliminate anyone who does not pass the test.
Posted in: Do you think Russia should have been banned from the Rio Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping?
noriyosan73Jul. 25, 2016 - 02:13PM JST
Anyone 65 years old and on USA Medicare needs to know that Medicare pays for NOTHING in a foreign country. Travel insurance, especially medical coverage, is absolutely necessary. However, a gall bladder removal in Japan costs $7000 USD whereas it costs $40,000 USD in California because American insurance pays for the health costs of everyone who does not have insurance. Take a chance.
Posted in: Packing travel insurance on vacation
noriyosan73Jul. 23, 2016 - 09:56AM JST
DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO.
Posted in: 5th family gunned down in 2 weeks in Mexico
noriyosan73Jul. 23, 2016 - 09:54AM JST
Dogs have chips in the USA. If it is found by someone, the scanner tells the address to the authorities. A chip under the skin is only a problem for guilty or people of thinking a crime are afraid to have. Give me the chip and get the heck out of my way. I have a plane to catch. Guilty until proven innocent is not the American way which dictates what other countries do at airports.
Posted in: Are airport body scanners an invasion of privacy?
noriyosan73Jul. 23, 2016 - 08:13AM JST
There are going to be deaths as witnessed by statistics in the USA from this activity. No legislation, no TV/radio announcements, and no parents saying "Don't play that when you are walking" will prevent people from playing it in a free society. By the way, thank you for the free advertisement.
Posted in: Japanese fans flock to Pokemon Go; police concerned about accidents
noriyosan73Jul. 22, 2016 - 06:49AM JST
And the government wants more births?
Posted in: No. of children on waiting list for nurseries in Tokyo tops 8,000
noriyosan73Jul. 22, 2016 - 06:47AM JST
Great idea! There is nothing better than FREE advertisement paid for by the taxpayer.
Posted in: Gov't kicks off safety campaign ahead of Pokemon Go launch in Japan
noriyosan73Jul. 18, 2016 - 10:31AM JST
Socialism in Venezuela failed? As usual the people that it was supposed to help, lost the most while leaders such as those in Cuba or NK and the former leaders in Venezuela are billionaires.
Posted in: 100,000 Venezuelans cross border shopping for scarce food
noriyosan73Jul. 18, 2016 - 10:27AM JST
The invasion of privacy is to assume every passenger is guilty and needs to prove his/her innocence. A 70 year old former foreign language teacher who has taken students to 14 foreign countries, then served as an ALT in junior high schools, and who does not even have a parking ticket, doesn't need to stand in line with suspicious travelers. The present system is going to collapse under its own process rules because there is going to be an increase in flights not only to and from Japan but other countries. Many people object to profiling and other means to determine who is scanned, but the Israelis have a security system that works at airports. Finally, STOP the business traveler in economy from carrying on a suitcase, a small bag strapped to it, and a laptop bag which all take more than the carry-on baggage limit. No airline enforces the rule of ONE carry-on and ONE extra PERSONAL bag (purse or laptop).
noriyosan73Jul. 10, 2016 - 12:18AM JST
Is anyone tired of hearing "clear challenge to U.N. Security Council resolutions" every time he fires a missile? Kim probably has an official (relative) scorekeeper who keeps track of how many times the council is concerned. "Yep, pulled their chain again!" The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop is exactly how the public is starting to feel about his actions.
Posted in: Abe says N Korean missile launch should be strongly condemned
noriyosan73Jul. 09, 2016 - 11:08AM JST
Nobody is screwed as long as the situation remains peaceful. It is the "maverick" who uses a protest as an opportunity to kill innocent people. Define - innocent people? Protesters, the children of protesters, and the police who rush to the crime scene while the protesters and their rush away. 99,99999% of the people at the protest did NOT know what the killer planned to do. Who was the 0.00001% who knew and did not report the plan? The Dallas police made the right decision to diffuse the killer's plan. President Obama and others made very clear their positions and how sad the situation is. There has been no comment by Mr. A. Sharpen or Mr. J. Jackson. If they are going to make a difference, they need to step to the podium and speak clearly and loudly to condemn the killer's action.
Posted in: Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests
noriyosan73Jul. 05, 2016 - 03:23AM JST
Of course, the greatest bonus was the lack of tourists in France. No waiting at the Eiffel Tower, very little at the Louvre, and extra friendliness by all the French. Stay home if you plan to go England, Scotland and Ireland 9/2018. Thank you.
Posted in: Have terrorist attacks over the past 12 months in Europe and other places made you change your travel plans?
noriyosan73Jul. 03, 2016 - 02:36AM JST
The alternative is oil? Guess where that will come from.
Posted in: As Japan re-embraces nuclear power, safety warnings persist
noriyosan73Jul. 02, 2016 - 01:42PM JST
There is a never ending list of people who want to be #2 in these organization. It must be a gut wrenching feeling when the appointment comes.
Posted in: Air strike kills two Islamic State military commanders -Pentagon
noriyosan73Jul. 02, 2016 - 01:39PM JST
In one person's infamous words, "What does it matter" who did it? Once a label is attributed, it is worthless the next day. The point is nobody sees the forest because of the trees. Once again there is dramatic loss of life and the perpetrators are unknown.
Posted in: US cannot confirm IS claim of responsibility in Dhaka attack
noriyosan73Jul. 02, 2016 - 01:35PM JST
Make Japan great, again by cutting back on its foreign aid. Spend the money at home for once.
Posted in: Huge Japan pension fund sees worst loss since financial crisis
noriyosan73Jul. 02, 2016 - 01:34PM JST
Is it a coincidence that Japan "re-embraces nuclear power" just when the weather turns warm? Nuclear power is the wave of the future. Japan needs to protect the reactors by providing a remote power supply in case there is another tsunami. Besides, people need the trains in order to go to the protest marches!
noriyosan73Jul. 01, 2016 - 03:37AM JST
Maybe it is time for the US Navy to bring a sub to the surface in international waters off NK when it is announced that there will be a test. A nice banner that says, "Don't even think about it." Provocative, threatening, etc? Yes.
noriyosan73Jun. 30, 2016 - 10:32AM JST
Innocent until proven guilty is out the window. Person A is a 70 year old former French teacher (33 years) and a ALT for two years in Japan who has to line up with everyone else in the domestic or international security lines.He/she has been check by TSA and foreign country security almost every time he/she enters or leaves. It doesn't matter if he/she has checked all the bags and has only one laptop bag. He/she stands in the same line as the business person with a roller bag, extra bag strapped to the top, and a laptop bag all of which violates all airlines' baggage size rules. Is there an easier way to pass through the lines. Sure, pay the fee that the government wants for pre-check, which actually is just another tax on the flight. After all, it only takes a special 15 minute meeting with a TSA agent to get approved at a limited number of international airports for a pre-check certification. If TSA wants to check everyone, separate Person A from Person B, then set up a line for Person A who has a laptop bag and maybe ONE backpack. It won't take long for people to understand through simple observation who gets through TSA faster. By the way, the official response is: TSA says it is an airline security problem and the airlines say it is a TSA problem. What is the result? Person A is still standing in the line hoping to make it to the gate before the door closes.
Posted in: July 4th travelers brace for tougher U.S. security after Turkey attack
noriyosan73Jun. 29, 2016 - 09:36AM JST
If Japan would recognize the California and other states' LVN and RN license for Japanese citizens living in the USA and/or bilingual LVN/RNs, the shortage would decline. As of today, any of the above must pass an archaic Japanese RN license test. Perhaps those RN have forgotten the ancient kanji, et al. used on the test. There is one RN who regularly reads this page who would love to return home and care for parents, grandparents and any other patient. Probably there are many other qualified LVNs/RNs.
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Jul. 27, 2016 - 04:44PM JST
What I don't like is that there can be no restrictions on capital flows. So next…
Posted in: Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Democratic, GOP conventions
Jul. 27, 2016 - 04:43PM JST
There is a reason why they call them psychopaths. AFAIK from doctors in Denmark, psychopaths is…
Posted in: Mass killing raises questions about security in Japan
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Jul. 27, 2016 - 04:42PM JST
I don't know people are criticizing TEPCO. They are right. Nuclear power plants are no place…
Posted in: TEPCO, rail firms request removal of Pokemon Go characters from sites
Jul. 27, 2016 - 04:39PM JST
Sounds like a publicity stunt by TEPCO. If they are unable to manage their operations without…
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