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    oikawa

    Ok which one of us is the grinning guy in the middle?

    Posted in: Keeping cool

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    oikawa

    “provide valuable evidence that the football brain of Neymar recruits very limited neural resources in the motor-cortical foot regions during foot movements”.

    Is that really what he said? lol

    In English please.

    Posted in: Neymar's brain on auto-pilot: Japan neurologists

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    oikawa

    I honestly didn't think it was possible to be that stupid. Perhaps it was a deliberate way of getting rid of the child.

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

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    oikawa

    @Lowly

    I made a similar post on the first thread of this story. 'Iv read that same book. Very interesting. Yes, the whole "Don't talk to strangers" spiel can actually be very bad and dangerous advice.

    Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested

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    oikawa

    Why did it take so long to trace the car??

    Why did she get in a car she should have specifically been warned not to?

    Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested

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    oikawa

    the poverty line—1.22 million yen per person.

    That doesn't make sense. A family of four is in poverty until they have more than 5 million yen a year? When the average income is about 4.5m?

    Or is it per adult?

    Posted in: Japan's child poverty rate hits record high

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    oikawa

    you really do need to teach children to never talk to strangers. they should run away screaming if ever anyone ever approaches them.

    most crimes are crimes of opportunity. if you better prepare yourself and your kids, there will be less opportunity for such tragic incidences.

    A couple of important caveats, children should not be taught not to talk to strangers, they should be taught how and when to talk to strangers. Most usually, if the child has a problem, e.g they're lost or their parent hasn't turned up when they should have, it might be necessary to talk to a stranger. Teaching them who to approach and how to talk to them might be vital. Basically, approach a woman. The chances of some random man being a pedophile are very small too, but a woman is comparatively much less likely to harm a child.

    I also don't think crimes like this are a crime of opportunity. They have usually been planned or thought about to a great extent. They might seem random to the victim but in this case for example the predator could have been driving around for hours trying to find a suitable potential victim. Teaching kids a warning sign, like a car following them, could again be vital. Someone who offers them some chips when they're sitting next to them at the baseball with their parents with them probably isn't a threat.

    If you talk to the right stranger you're going to avoid the wrong stranger.

    Posted in: 11-year-old girl missing in Okayama

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    oikawa

    The problem with these awards at the World Cup is it's hard to give it to someone who got knocked out early in the tournament and might have only played 4 or 5 games compared to 7, but there were easily much better individual performances than Neuer and Messi, especially Messi.

    Posted in: Overall, what did you think of the standard of games at this year's World Cup?

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    oikawa

    her outstanding sense of pitch, beat, and volume. Many describe this combination as a more Western than Japanese style of singing

    Err, that's not a great compliment to "Japanese style singing".

    On the side note, having a great range is pointless if you can't actually sing. It's not something to crow about in itself. If you think about it it's pretty obvious Axl would have a larger range than Mariah Carey who sings high all the time while Axl goes from very deep to very high. Not to say he's the better singer though.

    Posted in: Japan’s 10 best singing voices as chosen by people in the industry

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    oikawa

    Frungy, you took the words right out of my mouth. I wonder how many of these people are actually suffering from mental illness but due to social stigma don't seek help. I witnessed a young man have a breakdown here with increasingly violent episodes, and the professional medical advice? Take up karate to relieve your anger. Mmmmm......

    Posted in: Society's shut-ins are getting older

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    oikawa

    she said. “I stopped watching for a second and they already had scored a sixth goal.”

    Lol. That was either

    1) an hour-long second 2) A blatantly obvious statement that you don't see something if you, errr, turn your head away 3) A made up quote 4) A made-up line about a game she hadn't actually been watching 5) Something that could have been said about the 3rd, 4th or 5th goals and she probably just lost count because Brazil got spanked!

    Posted in: Germany inflict historic 7-1 defeat on Brazil

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    oikawa

    Jimizo, yes, of course it was an excellent performance, it was almost flawless in that he had no chance whatsoever for the 2 Belgian goals but I wouldn't say it was outstanding. Concentration and positional sense are the minimum requirements for a semi-pro, let alone an experienced international. Apart from maybe the 2 you mention all of the shots were literally straight at him. As I said if he'd let in any of the ones he saved we'd be talking about a disastrous error, not something that could have gone one or the other. Amazing saves are like the ones Ochoa was pulling off for Mexico. Perhaps if you watch this you'll see where I'm coming from.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PSC3Sf141U

    They obviously have no clue what they're talking about. The sheer number of saves isn't the point, it's the quality of them.

    Posted in: Goalkeeper Tim Howard: the new Captain America

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    oikawa

    I love Tim Howard, I'm an Everton fan, but this is a prime example of why stats can be inherently meaningless in football. It depends on situation and context mush more than other sports. I can't think of any one of those saves that was remotely hard to pull off. The Belgian strikers were shooting too accurately, i.e straight at the goalkeeper. The only one I remember that wasn't was the bobbler at the near post which the guy mishit off his back leg and was traveling at about 5mph. If Howard had let any of those in he would have been vilified.

    Posted in: Goalkeeper Tim Howard: the new Captain America

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    oikawa

    Is this a joke? He wouldn't get past the first round of an Elementary school drama club audition. That's some of the worst acting on YouTube and that's saying a lot.

    Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds

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    oikawa

    60 million euros?? That does seem slightly excessive...

    Posted in: Sporting Lisbon snap up Japanese striker Tanaka

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    oikawa

    Zichi, Liverpool supporter per chance?

    Posted in: Suarez a scapegoat, says Uruguay coach Tabarez

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    oikawa

    What a joke.

    Posted in: Suarez a scapegoat, says Uruguay coach Tabarez

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    oikawa

    Very sad for the woman. RIP.

    Stupid driver though. I don't get it with these herbs. Millions of people have driven drunk or stoned at least once and never driven on to a pavement. These herbs seem to make you do really odd things, or are maybe just a convenient excuse for something else. Honestly don't know, but you shouldn't be driving on pavements just because you've inhaled a herb.

    Posted in: 1 killed, 6 injured after man drives car on sidewalk at Ikebukuro Station

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    oikawa

    Dropping Kagawa was stupid. If he'd been played in his actual position prior to this game he would have shown why.

    Posted in: Scoreless draw keeps Japan and Greece alive

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