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praackDec. 12, 2013 - 09:27PM JST
you really have only 2 possibilities in capital crime- the death penalty or life without parole.
the angle here uses is cruel punishment by not telling the prisoner when- then have them live in misery , then the next argument will be : but you are making them live in misery:
then if Japan removes the death penalty the push will be to make the life imprisonment sentence very loose- because in 10 years people really learn that killing is wrong.....
but what the wailing when countries whose idea of a life sentence is 10 years cry when someone in their 30's get out and start murdering people again.
Posted in: Japan hangs two death-row inmates
praackDec. 12, 2013 - 10:07AM JST
oh the hilarity when even the moderately obese is priced out of traveling.... when traveling becomes the haven of the slimmest and companies depend on a set amount of obese people to "bear the weight" of the plane cost?
Posted in: Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers
praackDec. 12, 2013 - 10:04AM JST
this was known by the white house if you interpret the latest press statements correctly- they consider this a :minor: incident- otherwise what does a few deaf and hearing challenged people matter ,,,,,,
i think that is the problem- rather than even try to get an interpreter the countries are faking it and expecting people not to care - i guess they feel being hearing impaired means there is a learning impairment as well - right?
Posted in: Sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial a fake
praackDec. 10, 2013 - 10:23PM JST
in reality the US never apologized for the bombing, in the united states it is still taught that it was justified at the time. it was new tech- no one knew what it would really do. even the scientists had not tested for the Japanese cities.
but the issue here is the silence- it took too long for the US to send representatives to the sites, these were civilians who lost their lives.
to pay tribute to them and to push for disarmament is not a bad thing
Posted in: U.S. envoy Kennedy visits Nagasaki atomic bomb site
praackDec. 07, 2013 - 07:36AM JST
hmm - - so now Japan stole the islands? " before Japan stole them at the close of the 19th century"
but what about " record in August 1617 of Ming Shilu, the annals of Ming dynasty emperors, shows that China did not control the Senkaku Islands. According to the record, the head of the Chinese coast guard mentioned the names of islands, including one on the eastern edge of the Dongyin, Lienchiang, about 40 kilometers off the Chinese mainland, that was controlled by the Ming and said the ocean beyond the islands was free for China and any other nation to navigate.[" wikepedia 6 dec 2013
Posted in: No end in sight for Japan-China row
praackDec. 01, 2013 - 10:46AM JST
GSK is at the forefront when it comes to changing how Pharma R&D operates, however some of the change has been to adhere to the ideals that have always been stated in the past.
Christophe was in charge of Vaccines- always a successful part of the company and one that has grown greatly in the last 8 years- he will be missed by GSK
Posted in: Japan's top drugmaker appoints first foreign boss
praackNov. 30, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
so as expected the United States blinked under Obama. So China wins. China now is open to monitor all travel out of Okinawa and will place their carrier at the end of the ADIZ to maintain air ops once it is operational.
china now owns the sea and the US will be vacating the area during Obama's administration- oh sure - they will still have bases- but they will not be putting a ship into the ADIZ - so that is a whole lot of sea it needs to steam around.
Posted in: U.S. advises airlines to comply with China air zone demands
praackNov. 18, 2013 - 11:59AM JST
inakaRob is correct, bit of course China states they have 100 years to pollute free of restrictions- since they are still a developing nation.
carbon credits do not work- my company sells their credits to high polluters each year- do the high polluters change their equipment - no! they just buy the extra credits.
the world looks to china to produce goods, then turns a blind eye when they poison the earth- and then point the finger at one of the cleanest countries in the world- who cannot meet an artificial deadline since they are no longer nuclear- get real
Posted in: Tense week ahead for U.N. climate talks afer Japan's U-turn
praackNov. 17, 2013 - 09:51AM JST
Well does anyone need a smartwatch when it needs to tag into a phone? What everyone wants is a watch that holds the full OS and features and is the phone.
so no- will still keep my old fossil on the wrist , phone in the pocket and pen in the hand
Posted in: Review: Sony's smartwatch good, but not essential
praackNov. 17, 2013 - 09:49AM JST
Unless Homleand as hard evidence of redundant staff equaling a 1000 jobs i cannot think of this as anything but bad for the Japanese economy,
this is the first round of a total of 3600 jobs, on top of a 20% cut in wages for the common worker, sale of their hospital, 25% wage reduction for managers- no not a real good thing at all.
the displaced (what a euphemism for jobless nowadays) will not be able to find work at the same level or pay- and will probably be left ashamed - unable to take care of their families.
so no - not a real good thing at all
Posted in: TEPCO to cut more than 1,000 jobs
praackNov. 16, 2013 - 09:45PM JST
no one speaks of the big elephants in the room- India and China- especially China. instead the fingers point to Japan who as an island state itself, with low amounts of cars - had a disaster that forced the increase of fossil fuel use.
of course Japan could get back on track if the Nuclear Industry reboots - since solar and wind cannot provide the energy needed
but still- what about China? what good is the slight reduction of Japan's target when Mt Fuji is being polluted by mainland China?
Posted in: Japans defends U-turn on greenhouse gas emissions goal
praackNov. 06, 2013 - 11:58PM JST
oh boy wonder if peter can get 4 movies out of farmer giles of ham? of Leaf by Niggle? they are even smaller in size than the hobbit - but i don't doubt he'll throw everything in to destroy those books as well
Posted in: Hobbit fans get sneak peek at new movie
praackOct. 30, 2013 - 09:52AM JST
as always with this administration the fault will be laid at president bush's door- even though president obama kept the program in place and probably expanded it - as he did with the drone program, the prism program, the patriot act program etc......
Posted in: Yes, we spy on allies. Want to make something of it?
praackOct. 23, 2013 - 11:22PM JST
so i am walking into the airport and someone i don't know asks me to take his luggage to another country. i arrive in the other country- have no plans, no reservations for a hotel or an idea as to what i want to do. oh and i still did not check the bags- good thing nothing happened during the flight!
c'mon - taking anything from a stranger is not really a good thing nowadays...
Posted in: British 'drug mule' faces 10 years' jail after acquittal overturned
praackOct. 21, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
Jackie is now a spokesperson for China, they also control by way of influence many of the decisions hollywood makes. think of Ironman where 20 minutes of chinese only film was produced - and none of it was suitable for international audiences.
so though i cannot stand watching Jackie due to his being the party moughpiece - he probably will get hollywood roles due to the chinese market influence on hollywood
Posted in: As body ages, Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood's full embrace
praackOct. 10, 2013 - 03:08AM JST
The pacific war is over, most of the troops are dead, most of the people affected as well. History was supposed to teach us not to fall into the same mistakes as before.
However in the USA our people forget the Nisei were interned and their lands/goods confiscated - never to be returned. where the German Americans were allowed to remain in the country free
In Asia- countries easily forget their actions and complicity with Japan- in way similar to the French do in Europe with the Nazi's, blaming everything on the enemy.
The Past is the Past, the sins of the Grandfather cannot be passed to the Grandson - nor can it be expected that the generations following will automatically follow the path of a country that followed a different ideal than today
Posted in: Japan's defeat in WWII not only due to atomic bombs, says China
praackOct. 05, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
true heroes do not check the odds first before acting, neither do they look at age, status, or infirmity.
I have worked and walked with true heroes who would have done the same - do not sully her memory.
Posted in: Abe to honor woman who died saving man on rail crossing
praackOct. 02, 2013 - 08:28PM JST
is china's sale growth the panacea to all industry? for cars i am unsure - China does not drive investment in new technology, safety or pollution. they are really interested in large cars, they have little or no safety and pollution laws
companies go for china to make money= however the profit is kept in that branch to prevent the taxes being taken out by the main country= so the US, UK etc cannot take Ford China or Aston China tax.
so though ford china makes money- ford USA does not, - so again- where does China become such a lifesaver..
Posted in: China is global auto industry's best hope
praackOct. 02, 2013 - 01:43PM JST
so funny whenever i read an article about DRM, copyright or law regarding illegal music downloads and effect on sales.
this has been studied several times in the past each time the same answer comes up- there is no correlation- the problem is this:
but of course the last bit - use of social media, including alternative buying schemes - is not captured - all the big companies think is that piracy is amongst us- as if! i don't need to buy an album from a band who is 70 or 80 years old right now.
Posted in: Still no arrests one year after illegal downloading law went into effect
praackOct. 01, 2013 - 08:15PM JST
this is a truly a farce and not a republican one, several proposals went forward including ones that were endorsed by republicans and democrats but were stopped by the senate. President Obama had spoken - no bills would move forward unless he could increase the debt even higher and unless Obamacare could be funded. Even with parts that are known to cut jobs because the law was written incorrectly.
but essential services still get paid, it is just a shame that the democrats won't meet to negotiate a budget= but then the president does not wish that to happen
Posted in: U.S. slides into government shutdown
Dec. 14, 2013 - 04:37AM JST
The SA government said that a mistake was made.
I heard what the Minister for Women,…
Posted in: Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela memorial signer
Dec. 14, 2013 - 04:26AM JST
Novenachama Dec. 13, 2013 - 04:40PM JST
If this story was about some sinister international kidnapping…
Posted in: UK warns of Christmas surge in parents abducting children
Dec. 14, 2013 - 04:19AM JST
We are a very busy nation.
Very true. Who are you bombing, drone striking these days?
Posted in: First trailer of Hollywood remake of Godzilla released
Dec. 14, 2013 - 03:55AM JST
There is no report what kind of income future workers will be paid./ Nothing about Casino's…
Posted in: Hot springs are passe - Japan's tourist towns covet casinos
Dec. 14, 2013 - 03:16AM JST
Ayame Goriki looks like a boy
Posted in: Actress Emi Takei is TV commercial queen for 2013