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    taj

    Does it say anywhere that she didn't also divorce the husband?

    The one case I knew of, the couple divorced AND the wife sued the other woman (now 2nd wife) for marital interference. I never heard and didn't ask how the lawsuit turned out. I was treading carefully and managed to remain friendly with both sides of the original couple and their now new partners and kids.

    I'm guessing that the couple above divorced AND she sued the mistress as icing on the cake.

    Posted in: Judge sets new line for adultery in landmark case

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    taj

    I really hope that there was more to the case than is written here. As it is, it sounds ridiculous. Was the female friend also posting pictures of their 'dates' all over facebook and mixi? (seems unlikely as they are colleagues). Was their special relationship well known throughout the guys company, and with the company wives, causing extra distress? Did they spend a lot of weekends away together? (Yeah, I'd find that a bit much but I'd blame the husband.)

    I have close friends of both genders, including married ones. I'd hate to have to back away from just the marrieds of the opposite gender and not be able to play tennis or go rollerblading with them. I wouldn't suggest an overnight excursion with a married guy if it would just be the two of us, though. Even if nothing was going on, I'd expect that could make someone uncomfortable and easily be misconstrued.

    Posted in: Judge sets new line for adultery in landmark case

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    taj

    " six pairs of shoes using Aizu cotton and lacquerware, as well as the super-fine Kawamata silk, all of which have been made by hand for hundreds of years"

    I wish I had the money to buy a pair! Thanks anyway, Mr. Choo. Ms. Mellon sounds like a real piece of work. You on the other hand, sound awesome!

    Posted in: Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line

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    taj

    John Galt, who would you recommend in place of these eight "clowns"?

    Posted in: Japan overhauls public pension fund

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    taj

    Congratulations to the happy couple.

    Posted in: Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

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    taj

    For those asking about how that flimsy bit of plastic would stop a determined terrorist the answer is very simply, by making them conspicuous. You start pulling the tape up to put your bomb / poison gas / bag of coachroaches or whatever and you look suspicious doing it.

    For people implying Obama must be unpopular, I ask, was JFK unpopular? Ronald Regan? John Lennon? About-to-be-sainted John Paul 2?

    Posted in: No trash

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    taj

    “We have to touch everything with our hands. This is the most gruelling and heartbreaking job of my career,”

    Oh how horrible. I hope the families agree soon to attempting to raise the ferry.

    Posted in: Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of S Korean ferry

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    ((No mention of the Korean administered Dokdo / Takeshima))

    Posted in: Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

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    taj

    They have fans already? And they're just making their debut album. Yes, this IS all wrong.

    Posted in: Fans displeased with idol group’s debut single

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    taj

    nandakandamanda

    He felt that anyone jumping in would be in immediate danger of hypothermia and being swept away. This is why he asked three times for assurances. Perhaps ship decking should have ribs on it to help people in listing situations, and more thought should be given to placement of and remote ways of releasing life-rafts on such ships.

    I'm with you, nandakandamana.

    And SecularBeast, you managed to write exactly what I wished to convey. Well put!

    Posted in: S Korean president says ferry captain's action 'tantamount to murder'

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    taj

    Holy crap! It's like they've spliced in all the crazy elements of several decades of crazy ads.

    Anyone else think of "Turkey Ranger - choco chips!"?

    Posted in: Cup rice ad is classic crazy Japan

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    taj

    Ron Barnes - air pollution also kills. Would you want to raise kids in the air of Beijing?

    Posted in: Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

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    taj

    Please don't be so quick to convict! This is based on a report and description posted to a public bulletin board. I see no evidence of any sort. Not even a positive ID. Did the kids go to the police? Was there evidence that an attack even happened? If so, were the boys, perhaps, throwing rocks at the "weirdo"? (I've sadly seen a pack of young boys this age taunting a homeless guy in a nearby park until he'd chase then with his broom, which they found hilarious. The next day they went back and threw scalding water on him while he slept).

    Posted in: Male cross-dresser arrested for assaulting 3 elementary school students

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    taj

    Sounds like Ms. Park is rushing to throw the crew to the wolves, to keep them from her own door.

    I understand the families in their despair are ready to lash out at anyone and everyone. Doesn't mean the media or politicians should be lashing out as well and rushing to condem. Cooer heads, please. Can we focus on recovery now, and then the investigation? Does this premature flaming actually help anyone?

    Posted in: S Korean president says ferry captain's action 'tantamount to murder'

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    taj

    Best of luck, Kiwi07!

    Posted in: 78-year-old woman dies after X-ray at hospital

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    taj

    Couldn't agree more, MGigante.

    And I'd like to add a proposal: as part of Super Cool Biz season, along with eliminate ties and suit jackets, could we PLEASE eliminate dress codes requiring women to wear panty hose? For the love of all that is holy.

    Posted in: Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

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    taj

    Yes, of course Japan should join the talks. That doesn't necessarily mean Japan should sign whatever is proposed.

    Posted in: Should Japan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact, which seems to be stuck over differences between Japan and the U.S.?

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    "The 30-square-kilometer backwater... "

    That's a bit of cheek and rather rude! Yonaguni is a dive destination. Cool formations on the seabed.

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

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    LBW2010, I'm with you on most of those things. When I take hot baths, it's generally communal. And I do all the bath things too, except perhaps #4. What are you referring to as "material goods"?

    Posted in: What do you do in your day-to-day life to conserve energy and protect the environment?

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    Mirai, I was also surprised that it was only a 4.7 and so deep as well. It felt bigger or closer in my house.

    Posted in: M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert issued

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