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    slumdog

    We can dance if we want to We can leave your friends behind Cause your friends don't dance And if they don't dance Well they're no friends of mine

    After 66 years, it's about time!

    Posted in: Cabinet OKs changes to law that bans late-night dancing

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    slumdog

    I hope the suspect gets a fair trial.

    From the article:

    Shaludi, from Silwan in east Jerusalem, was shot as he fled on foot and later died.

    Posted in: Israel vows crackdown after Palestinian car attack

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    more patients means more money.

    Exactly. Personally, I love the fact a person in Japan has the time to fully recover without the pressure to leave the hospital before doing so because of monetary considerations.

    In more and more industrialized countries there is pressure on healthcare givers to get the patients out the door whether they are in or outpatient and get other moneymaker (patient) in their place. Thus sacrificing quality healthcare in favor of a quick turnover. I for one do not want to see this trend come to Japan any more than it already has.

    Posted in: There's no doubt hospital stays are too long in Japan. Shortening them would allow more patients to be moved through the system.

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    but it's a little over-packaged

    You don't like a cup with your coffee?

    Posted in: Convenience stores vie for coffee market crown

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    But I'd also like to have them put pot coffee out where you just walk up and pour it into a cup like they do in the States.

    I prefer the machines and that fact that each cup of coffee is freshly ground and brewed specially for that customer. That's one of the reasons it smells so good from the moment the automatic doors of the store slide open. I'm always hooked right in from that moment.

    That's so much faster than having to use the current machines.

    Sometimes haste makes waste. In the case of coffee beans and coffee, this way creates much more pleasant coffee drinking experience. Much better than some pot of coffee that has been sitting there since who knows when. Also, let's face it, it really doesn't take that long when you think about it.

    Posted in: Convenience stores vie for coffee market crown

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    slumdog

    “It is not beneficial to peace and stability in Northeast Asia.”

    What a coincidence. I feel China has not been particularly beneficial to peace and stability in Northeast Asia of late.

    Posted in: China criticizes U.S. missile defense radar in Japan

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    “It is also true that I myself was not there,” he added.

    He was probably tied up at the moment.

    Posted in: New trade minister hit by S&M bar scandal

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    How could I get a couple of thumbs down for my response above? The sentencing of this individual makes sense because it falls within the minimum (over a year) and maximum (under 10 years) for possessing a gun. Sorry if you do not like that, but it indeed makes sense.

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

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    Strangerland,

    Fair enough. I was not there. I have only read the samaratin's actual tweets (twits?) and that is what I am basing my opinon on. I will admit there could have been more to it than he reported. The only thing I want to reiterate is that is really was a great thing that this samaritan was there and that he was strong enough to overcome the driver trying to hold his hand down and continue using the AED to save the woman.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    Eye yai yai!

    Posted in: AKB48, Satomi Ishihara, Amari among winners of Best Dressed Eyes Awards

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    slumdog

    There is no logical reason you can provide for why you support the sentencing

    Sure there is. It is illegal in Japan. Possession of a gun gets the person sentenced to a prison term of more than one year and less that 10 years. This sentence fits that and is actually generous in that the suspect had the potential to have made even more of them which had he done so would have raised the potential sentence to up to 15 years in prison.

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

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    slumdog

    there wasn't another car. The driver of the truck I was in drove into the bank and flipped the truck.

    This does show how someone can misunderstand a post. I never suggested there was another car. I merely asked if you checked the other people. You did not. You must have had a concussion or been in shock, because I cannot imagine any other situation when I would not check if the other people involved were okay or not.

    Not in Japanese news. When they talk about injury, serious injury is that which requires hospitalization. Other injury is defined as light injury.

    Concussions can and often do require hospitalization. So can shock. They are serious situations and should be taken seriously. They require treatment on the scene as well. The driver in this case was not treated.

    he may have been making a judgement call that in other circumstances we would praise him for.

    No. I don't see it that way. I can see how he could have misunderstood because of shock or a concussion if that were the case. However, I cannot imagine any situation where his reaction to the very situation we are talking about would be one that is praised. Forgiven, yes. Praised, no.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    I was the passenger. And your misunderstanding is a case in point about how reading something can cause misunderstanding if/when all the facts aren't available, and why people shouldn't rush to judgement.

    Did you check to see if the driver of the car was okay? Because that was the point of my question. I was just asking if there were others in the car and if you checked on whether they were okay or not. Fair enough about my mistake though about you being the passenger.

    And again, that doesn't mean that the driver wasn't in shock, or had a concussion.

    A concussion is a serious injury. Being in shock is a serious condition. They are not the same as being jumpy because of being in an accident. But, I do understand your point that the driver could have had a serious injury and the samaritan did not know about it or notice.

    As SwissToni points out, the driver was in the wrong for whatever the cause and he should have thanked and apologized to the samaritan.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    3 members of phone fraud group arrested

    Good!

    Posted in: 3 members of phone fraud group arrested

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    slumdog

    Here's hoping the man can collect enough cans to provide himself with room and board.

    Posted in: Eking out a living

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    slumdog

    When I was in my accident, I was also not seriously injured.

    Did you have a passenger? If you did, did you check on them? I understand being shaken up, but it would have to be pretty severe not to recognize a severely injured passenger from your own car.

    Until then, I'll stick with the fact that we don't have all the facts.

    This happened three years ago. If we do not have all the facts now or cannot get them, I think we never will

    Here are the facts, that you can find the internet in Japanese. You can also look for yourself.

    The driver seems not to have been seriously injured. The driver yelled 'Hold on! Why are you cutting the woman's clothes? Stoop it, you pervert!" to the good samaritan. The driver then starting holding the good samaritan's arm down.

    The good samaritan responded, 'Now is not the time for saying stuff like that! Let go of me right now! This woman's life is in mortal danger!'

    I have not read anything anywhere suggesting the driver had any injury that would have prevented him from recognizing his passenger had been seriously injured. The man obviously did not know what an AED was, but he should have been able to recognize that someone was trying to help.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    Yeah, it's not like he was just in a car accident that had someone else in the accident near death or something.

    From the article:

    He happened upon the scene of a traffic accident in which the driver was not seriously injured , but a female passenger was unconscious and he could not detect a pulse.

    There is nothing to indicate the driver was seriously injured. He had the where-with-all to call the man a pervert and called the police and talk with them. He jumped to a kind of ridiculous conclusion. His passenger was severely injured, he witnessed this as he was the driver. So, it was not like he did not know what had happened up to that point.

    And we also have to remember that every story on JT contains every fact, every time, to the point that we don't even need to have trials anymore because all the data is already there in the news story.

    We also do not need to make up data, either. Which is exactly what you are doing when you assume the driver was so seriously injured that he could not get out of the car and check on the factually severely injured passenger.

    This is what we know:

    The driver was in an accident that caused his passenger to be severely injured. The driver does not seem to have been severely injured. A bystander immediately started first aid. The driver did not attempt to help the injured passenger and instead called the police to report that could only be seen as trying to help in such a situation. Sorry. The driver's actions do not make sense in that situation. If you have any other actual facts to add, then let's discuss them. Until then, I'll stick with the facts we do know.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    Have you not been reading our comments? We are talking about coming out of an accident with diminished mental capacity from having been whacked on the head.

    You can talk about anything you want all you want. However, I do not see anything to indicate that the driver who called the police came out of the accident with diminshed mental capacity. I just see someone who seems to have overreacted.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    Me too. But not most of the commentators here, who are waay too smart and level headed. Or so they think.

    ? So, you think calling the police before assessing the situation makes sense? One simple question and waiting for the answer could make all the difference. The police have better things to do with their time than go on wild goose chases.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    slumdog

    The driver was ignorant, but not necessarily stupid.

    No. The driver was stupid. He should have stopped his vehicle, gotten out and ask what was going on. He then would have not only seen the situation for what it was, he could have also assisted or called for additional help. Instead, he just gets on his phone and immediately called the police. Stupid and potentially dangerous.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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