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    @JeffLee

    They should have cracked down on their local Islamists a long time ago. Allowing hate preachers to speak at local Mosques, for sharia courts to be set up throughout the country, honor killings, genital mutilation....hello....what did the British expect?!?!

    Remember of horrific story of the nine year old child in Syria with his father stating "That's my boy" as he held up the severed head of his victim? Nine years old. Both were Australian nationals. Along the lines of what you mentioned above regarding he situation in the UK, the exact same thing is happening in Australia. There are scores of homegrown defectors in Syria & Iraq, fighting for ISIS. All indoctrinated in a mosque in the western suburbs of Sydney. Truly shocking stuff.

    Posted in: Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as U.S. reveals failed hostage rescue attempt

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    sighclops

    They had one hit...

    Posted in: Arctic Monkeys ready to chill after global success

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    sighclops

    Yet again - East Tokyo is left in the lurch! Seen a map lately guys? You have a massive number of commuters coming into Tokyo from Chiba, Saitama & East Tokyo, yet only one rail option in most cases. All of them running at 180% + capacity in rush hour. Honestly, go to Google Maps and look at Edogawa & its surrounding areas. What a joke!

    Posted in: JR plans 3 new train lines linking Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shin-Kiba to Haneda airport

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    sighclops

    Let the mislabeling begin!

    Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

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    One of the biggest blights on Japanese society...

    Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness

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    sighclops

    The Bird Cage... the dinner scene... Priceless!

    Posted in: What are your favorite film memories of Robin Williams?

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    @turbostat

    Yeah. Will China really let Apple encrypt users' data?

    It doesn't matter in the end, as there are state-sponsored hacker units constantly stealing data from all industries.

    Posted in: Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China

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    I know it's nigh impossible, but Kanto's freeways are just not wide enough to handle 21st century traffic volumes. The Shuto was built 50 years ago for starters!

    Posted in: Obon holiday return rush peaks

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    sighclops

    More like the pseudo-science movement. I challenge anyone here to actually define "organic". For the record, all animals and plants are defined as "organic". So is plastic.

    The whole organic movement is a marketing goldmine, and not much else. In fact, most "organic" food (close to 100%) is produced from Big Agriculture, anyway! Even "organic" crops use herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.

    Posted in: Organic food movement in Japan progressing slowly

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    sighclops

    I think you'll find that the best pizza is actually in Australia ;) I worked in a pizzeria for almost 10 years and I have to say - I've yet to taste anything that comes close in Japan.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-sideshow/italy-awards-world-s-best-pizza-maker-title-to-australian-chef-221636955.html

    Posted in: We've just become the number two player in Japan - we think we could become number one by the end of next year.

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    sighclops

    Religion. Sorry, but you can't ignore the facts.

    Religion is out of place in a modern society. Islamic extremists are clamouring on to an outdated & dying ideology. It also has no place in politics or policy making.

    Posted in: Most people wish, hope and pray for peace in the world. So why are there still so many wars going on?

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    sighclops

    How about paying them less?!

    Posted in: Is Hollywood doing enough to help troubled stars?

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    sighclops

    Let's cut the crap here. They were knowingly ripping off customers. Where I come from, that would have serious legal implications. Fines would only be the tip of the iceberg. Yet again, here we are - apology with a slap on the wrist. Unacceptable.

    Posted in: Shabu-shabu restaurant mislabels beef on menu at 3 locations

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    sighclops

    I'd say top of my list would be the eardrum-destroying IRASSHAIMASE!. It's a tad insensitive to those patrons that are already in the store, who don't need to hear it every few minutes. Or the security guards that will greet each and every employee at the entrance with a "ohayogozaimasu". I'm talking every few seconds for the first 2 hours of every working day. It's ridiculous and just plain annoying.

    HOWEVER, one only has to look at the rail networks for an unending list of excessive "service". The incessant announcements. Oh god they're unbearable.

    I don't know about some of the commenters on here, but I always get the feeling that some jobs in Japan were created just for the sake of having a job. Door attendants is an example of this.

    I've thought about this a lot, and I think that the biggest problem with customer service in Japan is, there is quite literally zero responsibility given to the customer service rep. All of these people in customer service positions, yet if you try to deviate from "the book", you're met with looks of confusion and uneasiness. The decision-making responsibilities are only given to those who shuffle papers in the back office. It's extremely frustrating and in no way "good service". I'm not saying this is the case in every establishment, but it occurs more than I'd like to remember.

    Case in point: Ask any dry cleaner if you could have your dry cleaning a day earlier. You'll see what I mean.

    Posted in: Japanese people reflect on examples of excess customer service

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    @AiserX

    There is conflict against Islam, where ever its found in significant numbers.

    An interesting choice of words. The buck stops when fascists of any religion attempt to impose their beliefs onto the non-believers among us. It just so happens that this is done in a brutal & unrelenting manner when dealt by Islamic extremists.

    Posted in: The less Muslims and Jews know each other, the more hatred grows

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    The only time of the year when Tokyo's trains are almost bearable. Almost.

    Posted in: Obon holiday exodus peaks

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    @Harry_Gatto

    @375sensei: give us some examples, real facts please.

    375sensei is on the money (pun intended). This is no secret in Japan. TV stars are here paid a "salary", like a regular company employee. It's the plethora of middle-men / women and top-tier executives that take most of the appearance fees & other related royalty earnings. Same goes for the music business. If you've been in Japan long enough, you'd know that this rings true in most industries here.

    Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour

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    @Strangerland

    More like 0.25%

    No, as I mentioned earlier, official estimates are between FIFTEEN and TWENTY FIVE percent. Not taking sides, but those are thr numbers.

    @JoeBiggs

    Give it time and the Christian and Hindu extremists might just join that party. And, then we will have another Great Dark Age.

    You're forgetting one important detail there - Sharia law. You cannot compare them.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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    @Disillusioned

    Hang on just a minute! It's only a very small percentage of Islamists that are extreme wackos and want to kill all those that are not Islam. The question should read, "Will the rest of the world ever overcome these religious nut jobs?"

    I wish that were the case. Unforunately, that "small percentage" you're referring to is as high as 25%, meaning ~400m jihadists. four hundred million.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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    sighclops

    When an estimated 15% ~ 25% of Muslims are categorised as "extremists", I'm going to say "no". Look at ISIS - it's genocide on a mass scale. Almost every war on this planet currently goes back to Islam. Not even Shi'ites and Sunnis can coexist and they have the same god!

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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