tapi0ca's past comments

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    tapi0ca

    "Settlements like this one show that the government will continue to pursue health care companies that use kickbacks to promote their products.”

    I think this is slightly missing key words, and should read:

    “Settlements like this one show that the government will continue to pursue health care companies that DO NOT use ENOUGH kickbacks to promote their products.”

    There. hmm. that seems more in tune with FDA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/BOLIVIAN IMPORTS/THE AMERICAN WAY - Giggles.

    Posted in: Daiichi Sankyo to pay $39 mil as penalty for doctor kickbacks in U.S.

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    "How old do you think I look? Huh?” he screamed. “What about me looks old, tell me!”

    I nearly fell off my futon reading this.

    The Joe Pesci 'didn't-pay-the-bill' restauran scene out of Scorcese's Goodfellas (or was that Oldfellas?) strongly came to mind.

    Posted in: Schoolboy publicly berated by elderly man for offering him seat on train

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    NovenachamaJAN. 01, 2015 - 10:00PM JST It is through earnest and heartfelt prayer that we can receive the needed blessings and the support required to make our way in this sometimes difficult and challenging journey that we call life.

    or 'difficult and challenging journey' that I call 'the restroom cue'.

    Posted in: Lots of prayers

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    Prosecutors won't indict...

    But I have.

    Outside of the bill, TEPCO, keep clear of my door.

    Posted in: Prosecutors won't indict former TEPCO execs over Fukushima disaster

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    "the photogenic Obokata"

    Yep. That pretty much tells where the importance lies. To even include such a sentence... sigh.

    Whatever the case... cute japan needs much time before it can stand tall as un-cute respectable on the merit of the work.

    Posted in: Riken panel dismisses ground-breaking stem cell study

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    tapi0ca

    I will go a step beyond, easily, a few of the questioning posters above.

    Normally, I would like 100% accountability in this and often all matters of international interest. However, this would be a hard proposition in this particular case.

    I do not recognize the US. I do not recognize US authority, nor any US word, or any US play pals, including media entities that would use any US claim, wish, desire, as a given. The US, to me personally, to my interests and to the interests of my interests, is without credibility.

    Ride it out, north.

    Posted in: U.S. urges North Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack

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    tapi0ca

    too orderly and on the beaten trail.

    1996 rover mini cooper time up the back ways between odawara and points (hopefully and usually, so far) unknown. That's the beauty.

    Posted in: Autumn tint

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    did i miss something? who won?

    Posted in: Japanese baseball fans disappointed by filthy conditions visiting Major Leaguers left dugout in

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    "a spanner"? giggles.

    Posted in: Okinawa vote a blow to Japan-U.S. ties, say analysts

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    tapi0ca

    This is a choreographic-ed, money-making spinoff (idea rip off) based on the Tom Cruise' 'Mackey' character in the 1999 movie 'Magnolia'.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

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    tapi0ca

    A slight crackle? The man is being shot out of a toothpaste tube.

    Not a very bright day for Harvard, but in other news...

    Posted in: Trade minister got funds from foreign-owned firm

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    tapi0ca

    M.H.

    "Ebola is not an airborne virus….." exactly.

    The person in the story photo… probably would do better to do something with her hair, before it gets drug through something and some other something attaches itself to it. ne?

    H.S. What if the gov. of gui is requesting/getting something that is based on ignorance? The story does sound 'self serving' on the part of this company.

    Posted in: Japanese firm donates 10,000 high-tech masks for Ebola fight

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    Cleo,

    Thank you.

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

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    tapi0ca

    I have a question (not baiting at all). And, please, my Japanese ability, basic and subtle, is nil. Was the word 'racist', translated from Japanese literally? If no, what would be the proximate more-accurate English (if one exists).

    If yes, would 'racist' be a correct word in Hashimoto's opinion? (I do understand his frustration and heated words, but..) My limited knowledge would think that using a Korean slur, by a Japanese person, like 'racist' would be something like a French Canadian calling an, English, other person a racist for not liking people from Arkansas. Or something like that.

    Again, not to derail the topic into semantics… but any clarity to help me think about this in the right way?

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

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    tapi0ca

    It would depend on the definition of a 'nursing care' robot.

    From my perspective? The thing looks like it will toughen your nipples up.

    Posted in: Robot caregiver

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    Yeah it is.

    Posted in: Blow hard

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    tapi0ca

    “I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid,” father-of-two Chiba told AFP. “My dad told me to stop being silly. He worked for (Japanese computer giant) Fujitsu for 40 years and wanted me to work for Fujitsu too.

    “But I failed the exam,” he added over the din as a colleague belted out a Japanese folk song. “I’ve been in insurance for 13 years. It is getting tougher with the economy the way it is.”

    Yes, but more important, can you hit the high notes? giggles.

    Posted in: Japan's sozzled salarymen: the lost tribe in a modern pickle

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    tapi0ca

    Among the 'better-on-down' choices… Vinyl, regardless of wear and tear, vinyl.

    Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?

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    The story has been amended since my original post, it seems.

    Posted in: Coast guard searching for 9 missing after Chinese ship sinks off Shimane

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    tapi0ca

    This prefecture is north of hiroshima, i believe.

    Is the 'patrol boat' Japan doing 'its utmost' to offer safety and human-basis rescue attempts in this frightening situation?

    Depending on how far 'off the coast' this occurred, were rescue 'copters utilized? or other means that are adequate?

    the article sounds like the response was a 'slow boat to china'.

    Posted in: Coast guard searching for 9 missing after Chinese ship sinks off Shimane

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