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praackMay. 23, 2013 - 02:53AM JST
wandering spirit maybe?
Posted in: Man calls police to report dumping a body 2 years ago
praackMay. 23, 2013 - 02:48AM JST
I never really understood the need for a cell phone to be active during school anyway- or the need of it being physically on the student's person during class.
i don't care if we are in the electronic world- these are middle and high school- where are they going? if the parent's need them they can talk to the school admins first.
Posted in: Phone app ‘Line’ under fire from school after incidents of bullying
praackMay. 08, 2013 - 09:26PM JST
china believes that Japan will never scrap the constitution imposed by the US on it when the war was lost= they believe the Japanese lost all will to fight and are the perfect whipping post for the region.
i am not quite sure that is true however, but China will push,
I will say this- if the Senkaku islands go to China -the military base that will be built there will place the Okinawan bases in jeopardy - thus pressing the US to consider moving them and weakening the treaty
china does nothing without a reason
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
praackMay. 05, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
many thanks for the comments- very "extreme" in nature, say what you may but you would need to live in the United States and not just in a large city like new york.
you would also need to understand the constitution and bill of rights as well as how laws are created in this land
if the people (including our lawmakers) wished it- they could amend the bill of rights and remove the amendment- then easily add any law they wish.
then again - if the lawyers and lawmakers wished it- they would apply the laws in place and a lot of people would be in jail for breaking current gun laws. However current gun laws are federal - and usually plea bargained away by state and local prosecutors ( check it out it is true)
and the nra is not made of extremists and crazies - just like the republican party is not either- but when there is a wish for politics- everything is slanted a bit to show only the individual with extreme ideas or to take a single Quote from someones 45 minute speech
such a shame
Posted in: NRA chief: We will never surrender our guns
praackMay. 03, 2013 - 12:58PM JST
bullying is a tough one to crack, parents tell the child to stand up to them and the bully will go away ( i see that here too). telling teachers and all only gets you a brief respite if your are injured - otherwise you are told: Stand up to them - they will stop.
I was bullied from 7- 11th grade, every day i fought and lost, started with 3 ended with a gang of 14. my brother would not help because i was not accepted and he was.
so i fought and lost and the bullies kept coming back
they actually enjoyed beating me- even though they took an odd punch now and then - with that many they could subdue me quick.
so yeah- we need a better way to handle it- but you cannot blame the kid
Posted in: Mother of suicide boy files slander charge against 3 bullies
praackMay. 03, 2013 - 12:49PM JST
isoducky - it would be ok if the film changes only affected a local market- but it does not- do we need to change plot items to make China look better? do we need to remove China or Chinese from a scene because it might cause problems in the future- and no one wishes to shoot extra scenes?
this causes a story to be rewritten before it is shot, it causes self censorship, this occured quite a lot in Japan when the concern was whether a film would get past both the US and the Japan censors in the 1948-58 period. a lot of film never got shot just in case someone would get upset.
The Chinese need to grow up a little - perhaps we all do.....
Posted in: 'Iron Man' shows Hollywood's bent to take on China censors' steely grip
praackApr. 25, 2013 - 10:38PM JST
. the mother of a 28 year old is not someone who should be held responsible- She cannot be reasonablly expected even in Japan to 100% stop someone from doing something they feel obligated to do.
he is going to jail and rightfully so- but now she is being made to pay- not really the correct thing to do. it was really the employer who knew of the illness and the employee who was at fault.
People who are epileptic can drive, if they are under control with medication for at least a year. there are guidleines. that can be put in place and be enforced
Posted in: Mother, employer of epileptic crane driver ordered to pay compensation over fatal accident
praackApr. 20, 2013 - 10:58PM JST
really? for the few the majority must fall? is that your take? in all this embittered battle the majority stays mainly quiet and does not speak in shouts and protests.
the salt lake council is one of the largest in the nation- it is the weather stone - so though the gay front has the ear of the press it does not really have the majority ear
it is the same for gay marriage as well- the polls do not reflect the majority focusing on select subsets of people to get their results
Posted in: Boy Scouts of America propose to lift ban for youth members
praackApr. 20, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
happens in the states as well= postal work is a place people gravitate to thinking it will be a good job, meeting people, people being nice to them etc
but the burden of delivering on time every day no matter what the weather is like is very stressful. if you do not- well there goes advancements, bonus etc.
and postal workers are usually the first to take a cut in workforce- even if that means just not filing a position when it comes open and spreading more work across the remaining workers.
eventually they crack, and of course diverting the mail- even a store circular- is a crime. so unlike a corporate job where we would place such a person into counseling a postal worker is arrested and jailed.
now that person will have a arrest and conviction record- will never get good job, probably lose their house, probably their husband...... such a shame
Posted in: Ex-post office delivery woman indicted for stealing 2,100 items of mail
praackApr. 20, 2013 - 04:59AM JST
i guess the question is - does the person need to sue to receive benefits like counseling as a lay judge? or is this a case of training being available for the normal judges but not the lay judges
if all it is is a case of someone not realizing the stress of the job then it is wrong to sue - if it is a case of needing the benefits or training normal judges have then yes it is fine to sue until the system places the proper benefit /training in place
Posted in: Female lay judge to sue over stress caused by crime scene photos
praackApr. 02, 2013 - 11:20AM JST
ah another marker called in , shame this, when Japan needs a really experienced diplomat they get a figurine for the mantelpiece
sorry she grew under the guidance of her uncle ted - one of the most crooked politicians the country ever saw
Posted in: Caroline Kennedy may be next U.S. ambassador to Japan
praackMar. 24, 2013 - 02:28PM JST
so funny- at first i thought this was a movie that Kim had produced in North Korea!
sounds like something they would do....
Posted in: White House seized by North Korean terrorists in film thriller
praackMar. 11, 2013 - 09:18PM JST
well what is the rest of the world financially speaking where donations come from?
the EU block, the UK has some- though most of that is focused on thier own issues, the middle east has mostly a polarized society of very rich Haves and a lot of Have Nots- so not much is happening there.
some new movement in Asia but again until more recently most of the middle class has been Japan/Singapore and Hong Kong- so expecting a lot of monetary donations is not the norm.
(oh yeah there is that Australia/New Zealand area but i am unsure how much they really want Japan around anyway)
so the US is still the bellweather- if finances were better the amount might be higher, but it was great that with things being so tight in the US that so much was given
Posted in: Americans gave $712.6 mil to disaster-hit Japan: report
praackFeb. 21, 2013 - 03:10AM JST
i remember when the mocumenteries would get awards- no real analysis or true data just FUD data spewed my Michael Moore and friends- but it was the bush years so everything was believed as 100% fact.
all gone away now....
Posted in: Has politics weighed on Oscars race?
praackFeb. 16, 2013 - 11:10AM JST
cute girl - hope this was a staged shot since here ears will ring without the muffs. believe me - shooting without muffs will hurt. had to do that in my job once- very glad the situation came up only once.
yes so very glad no one dies in Japan except by natural causes and that we in the US are the only ones in the world that have people dying by any other means- my apologies- i am getting a bit hurt from the constant chiding from afar......
Posted in: No guns at home, so Japanese shoot 'em up in Guam
praackFeb. 15, 2013 - 12:28PM JST
if the laws being proposed were dealing with the issues at hand maybe- but in reality becoming concerned over the mentally ill costs money- money no one wishes to spend.
so you instead add an additional gun control on someone that makes them have to jump through another check or limits them to buying 5 rounds of ammo every week because that is cheaper than providing money for the mentally ill.
most of the mentally ill in the US are on the street, un-medicated , most health care including the government supplied care does not really cover mental illness.
so- what do you do - make it tougher for a law abiding normal person- who won't cost the government any money- or identify mentally ill people and be forced to actually take care of them.
guess which way the US government is going
Posted in: Bruce Willis says he's against new gun controls
praackFeb. 14, 2013 - 12:50PM JST
i'll tell you if i am in my 70's and still able a women like that would be a godsend.
instead of being told to sit in the corner and eat gruel like a child i could live life still - YES
Posted in: Woman arrested for running brothels for elderly
praackFeb. 14, 2013 - 12:15PM JST
the thing is, countries need to ease borrowing to make their economies more robust, Japan has been hindering itself for years.
i would wonder if there is any influence from the largest neighbor in the Asian region - you know the country that owns a lot of debt of the world?
because if Japan is kept hobbled it cannot rebuild or protect itself
Posted in: Japan cast as villain in global currency war drama
praackFeb. 08, 2013 - 02:26AM JST
here in the US the announcement has already been pushed off as a failing gesture as the current rumored PS4 is considered weaker than the next xbox and won't accept PS3 games or used PS4 games.
i wonder if the announcement will be the long awaited price cut for the vita and ps3, and an announcment regarding the ps4 but not the one of a launch this year.
you would expect some of these companies to release these games later with the new console if it was coming out in the fall (last of us etc)
Posted in: Sony to announce launch of new PlayStation
praackFeb. 02, 2013 - 06:46AM JST
Archalis- tradition is one thing- but that tradition was not for women to follow- she appears close to the end, what is next for her? jump in front of the train? some other method? she appears to have nothing left than to apologize to the world , shave of her wonderful hair and pray.
that is wrong, that is not tradition anymore -that is cruelty- she is woman who has spent the last 5 years living in the shadow.
it is time for AKB48 to change
Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating
May. 26, 2013 - 10:57AM JST
Shhhh. Don't try to talk sense like that when the socialists are "explaining" how the world…
Posted in: Abe vows all possible help for Myanmar economy
Moonraker@In the Edo period, anything that annoyed the authorities was illegal. What annoyed them about shunga…
Posted in: Japanese warming up to public showings of erotic 'shunga' prints
May. 26, 2013 - 10:56AM JST
time for soldiers to be armed so that they can simply shoot dead these muslim terrorists.…
Posted in: French soldier stabbed in throat in Paris
May. 26, 2013 - 10:54AM JST
Well, China, it'll be most convenient for you if there is no alliance, so you can…
Posted in: I think there is an argument that Japan and other countries should form an alliance to stand against China. This makes the situation worse.
Lovely gesture! Thanks to the Chilean president and people for your gift.
Posted in: Easter Island statue erected in tsunami-hit town