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    Ken Doyle

    That man should be flogged and flogged hard for this crime. It is disgusting.

    Posted in: Babysitter gets 26 years in prison for killing 2-year-old boy

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    toshiko

    It seems sensei258 wrote his esperience

    Posted in: Man arrested for molesting 6-year-old boy in shopping center toilet

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    Bartholomew Harte

    We all done seen dat booty All Ovah! My RiRi gonna sing in da shower & git boned!

    Posted in: 'Bates Motel' casts Rihanna in Janet Leigh role

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    Lizz

    Bernie not being shocked makes me even more upset of why he endorsed Clinton.

    Sanders had to stay loyal I think on the chance that something would happen to automatically disqualify Clinton. It still may but doesn't look like it will be before a nomination. Probably why he didn't press harder on the emails though the campaign, the FBI was supposed to do that work for him.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Rik314

    Was that catch and release?

    Posted in: Japan captures 115 whales in northwestern Pacific in May-July

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    Rik314

    And here I was thinking the best way to take over Japan was drop leaflets of pictures of kittens... I encountered my first Pombie today, I think. Guy walking with headphones and head in his phone who just did a 180 oblivious to the real world. I am perfecting, as we say in Australia, my 'hip and shoulder'.

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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    Skeeter27

    Good the servicemember should have been arrested for drunk driving. Dr. Even though I am from the United States, I have zero tolerance for this type of behavior. Plus he should be ashamed of homself!! He is a disgrace!!

    Arrival 16!!

    Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa

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    coskuri

    Often you don't experience your partner's true colors until married, particularly once kids come into the picture.

    Unmarried couples with kids seem so similar to married couples with kids. Or with dogs. Or with cats. That's just a nice little couple of lovers turning into a set of boring Mom' n Pop and that happens with or without wedding ceremony.

    I fully agree but marriage is useful in the case of getting a visa if you move abroad.

    You do get legal/administrave perks. And even bigger risks, particularly in a country like Japan. As long as you get along and both are honest, no problem, you mostly get the positive points of the contract. But the day you part ways and/or the other appears to be a crook, a ganster, a terrorist... that makes a huge difference. A spouse can ruin you. And it's worse if you are not rich. The billionnaire will end up with only half a billion left, which is not too hard. But I know dozens of people that have to keep working like crazy during years, just to repay debts that their ex took in the name of the couple.

    Posted in: What are the pros and cons of living with someone before you marry him/her?

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    albaleo

    Amazing how many know nothing of a communist country.

    Indeed. Which ones have you lived in, by the way?

    Posted in: Japan urges nations to deny N Koreans work

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    MarkG

    That's a 4 mile long 8' barrier fece WilliB! Erected to keep everyone out without proper credentials. Yet the improved border security fans here are racists!!! Only a bunch of lying, cheating hypocrites would spew those lies.

    Democrats were fought against in the civil war to free slaves from the plantations.

    Democrats formed the KKK to build hate "and protect the whites" from blacks.

    Democrats formed the modern day plantations in the form of welfare and public housing.

    Democrats, the deep supporters such as Schultz are among the lowest forms of life in USA. I'm not referring to the "well, heck yea, I'm a democrat" types. I'd take a welfare family as a neighbor of her kind any day.

    Tonight I am looking forward to Bernie laying into the party. I hope he does. His campaign monies came from hundreds of thousands of supporters only to be spent on zero chance of nomination. A fraud of an election process.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    OssanAmerica

    Whales are no better or worse than cows or elephants. In a world with a rising global population any food source needs to be looked at, researched and utilized in a sustainable manner. Lack of resources, both food and energy lead to global conflicts, which cause human deaths and suffering. Those who worship whales as something sacred are doing all humanity a great disservice.

    Posted in: Japan captures 115 whales in northwestern Pacific in May-July

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    lolozo79

    Call me callous, but the 22y.o. student deserved having her bag snatched. There will always be miscreants who will take advantage of zombied-out sheeple oblivious to their surroundings. The other day I had at least 4 imbeciles bump/ step on my feet, w/out so much as an apology. If you're gonna play at least be considerate towards others.

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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    wtfjapan

    Trump and Putin's trading favours LOL, just shows that when it come to Russia, big bad Trumps threats won't work. so this is how Trump works when his diplomnatic skills are used . LOL you couldnt write a better script for a novel.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Tom Webb

    What, another high speed train?? Why not take a plane?

    Posted in: Critics question economic impact of Abe's maglev decision

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    Tom Webb

    You can count of the US military to provide drama on Okinawa. Keep up the good work and have another cold one on Uncle Sam. Make sure you have your seat belt on when driving drunk of the public roads of Okinawa. Maybe some more incidents of rape, murder, killing civilians on the road will force the US to withdraw its military from Japan.

    Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa

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    yabits

    You could start with the 8-foot tall wall they are building around their convention (per "theamericanmirror.com/dnc-erects-four-mile-fence")

    They? I think it's indicative of the typical dishonesty of the right wing.

    Contrary to your link, the "DNC" is NOT erecting a barrier. It is the Secret Service. This convention, like the Republican convention, is designated as a National Special Security Event. This has been known for many weeks. Is right-wing "Disinformation Central" just catching wind of it?

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Wells-Fargo-Center-Xfinity-Live-to-Be-Inside-Perimeter-Secret-Service-Says-382433501.html#ixzz4BC92mzWY

    Funny that there were few complaints from the Republicans about their convention being a gun-free zone.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Tom Webb

    We should all stop buying Japanese cars. I am sure that the big auto makers can put enough pressure on the Japanese Government to halt killing whales.

    Posted in: Japan captures 115 whales in northwestern Pacific in May-July

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    OssanAmerica

    The ICJ ruling forced Japan to end their Jarpa II program. But the same court made clear what changes would have to be made to comply with "SCientific Whaling". Japan made changes, submitted them to the IWC Scientific Committee and commenced the Jarpa III program. Japan has abided by an International Court Ruling to which it is a signatory. In contrast China which is a signatory to the UNCLOS agreement not only refuses to accept the PAC ruling on UNCLOS but is on a global campaign to denounce the ruling. Quite a difference!

    Posted in: Japan captures 115 whales in northwestern Pacific in May-July

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    RealCDN

    Childish. Don't support their economy - I don't.

    Posted in: China imposes anti-dumping duties on Japan, Korean, EU steel

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    WilliB

    WC626:

    " or Comedy Central "

    You could start with the 8-foot tall wall they are building around their convention side to keep out illegal entrants:

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/dnc-erects-four-mile-fence-around-philly-convention-site/

    ... and here we thought that walls do not work and we should be build bridges rather? I hope somebody asks them about that...

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Wc626

    The simple beauty of Japan’s 'rock-paper-scissors' culture

    Yeah. And everytime a long-legged lovely walks bye at any major JR Station, the scouts employ "rock, paper, scissors" to chase after her and make the verbal pitch. What a slap-in-the-face to the women, who deserve a little better. No?

    Posted in: The simple beauty of Japan’s 'rock-paper-scissors' culture

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    Wc626

    In America there is gun violence because there are too many poor, ignorant, drug-using unfortunate thugs. In Japan there are tons of sexual predators. But it's worse when they target boys and girls this young.

    Posted in: Man arrested for molesting 6-year-old boy in shopping center toilet

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    albaleo

    I thought it was Ikariya Chosuke and the Drifters who started that. They were certainly doing it back in the very early 80s.

    I asked my wife, and she says the first time she remembers hearing it used was when our niece taught our daughter how to say it. That would be about 1985 or so. My wife is a fan of both the Drifters and Sanma, but she doesn't remember either of them saying it. (But then neither of us remember a lot of things without a prod.)

    Regarding the spelling of cheque/check, I recall that American Express used to print 'Travelers Cheque' on those things, which I thought was some kind of compromise between US and UK spelling. (I don't remember whether there was an apostrophe or not. Please refer to above note.)

    Posted in: The simple beauty of Japan’s 'rock-paper-scissors' culture

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    Wc626

    Police said he had shown no signs of being depressed nor had his behavior been unusual.

    Dang. Some Japanese are ticking time bomds. This guy was armed too. Thankfully, he didn't go on a shooting rampage. Another black-eye for the NPA.

    Posted in: Police officer apparently jumps to death from 9th floor of Harajuku police station

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    Wc626

    That guy in the red jacket... Conehead

    3 Lolitas = Posers. They're NOT metal at all.

    Posted in: Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford joins BABYMETAL onstage for epic performance

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    doedel

    I wonder, how many PokeBalls that university student spent on the wild animal before realizing.

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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    Wc626

    Bernie not being shocked makes me even more upset of why he endorsed Clinton.

    Heh, Sanders got P-L-A-Y-E-D for a sucker. Obama knew all along too. The democratic party is a pretty formidable force. But, when they're up against Trump and the reality of global politics, they're just NOT cutting the mustard.

    Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

    See. Even this here article says they're in "DISARRAY." Everyone bust out the popcorn & watch the DNC. . . . . or Comedy Central-

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Wc626

    And do they get sent back to the US?

    Depends on the circumstances. Has the serviceman been in trouble with law before? How is he perceived by his peers and leadership? Is he proficient at his military occupation/ trade? Can he or she easily be replaced? Will the local Japanese prosecutors seek max punishment etc.

    SOFA protects them. Yeah, sometimes they get "immediate" orders from the Commanding Officer to "report" back) stateside.

    Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa

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    ThePBot

    Ayayay. Mentioning Russia in this just makes the Clinton camp look more weak. The fact is that these are real emails and it's evidence of what people already knew. It was blatantly obvious to begin with. It can no longer be officially called a "conspiracy" anymore. Bernie not being shocked makes me even more upset of why he endorsed Clinton. Even Ted Cruz stood up for his principles of not endorsing Trump.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    WilliB

    Outrider:

    " Serrano, yep! Its farcical. A lot of people have had the veil pulled from their eyes re the Democratic party this time around. "

    Looks like it. And the Republican party too for that matter. The Trump movement is a repudiation of the party establishment. Much like the Sanders movement in the Democrat party. But the Democrat establishment muscled their way through it and annointed their establishment candidate. Basically they are showing which organization is more ruthless and determined.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    bruinfan

    Silly question. ** Ill

    Let me rephrase these two questions:

    (1) How many potential crimes (in total) are prevented by armed citizens? (2) How many potential murders are prevented by them? (in your estimation).

    Posted in: Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

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    bruinfan

    I think she just may win a gold medal by the time the Tokyo Olympics come around.

    Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl swimmer set to melt hearts in Rio

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    Wc626

    @Serrano & Outrider. More terror WILL occur before November. American voters are waking up. Crooked Hillary could be MORE true. Especially the embarrassing fact that the the Democratics "rigged the primaries" and screwed Bernie Sanders.

    What a slap in the face to democracy and Bernie supporters. Get ur popcorn ready, the DNC is getting underway. But woe!! Keep your finger on the mute button of your flatscreen TV's remote control. Lots of nonsense will be spewed out there in Philadelphia. Pathetic !!

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Chop Chop

    **at prices a seductive 70 percent less than in traditional establishments **

    Also come with 70% more Zika carry Mosquito and HIV.

    Posted in: Can't find a room at Rio Olympics? Try the luxury sex suite

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    Educator60

    Have been out and about town a lot the last few days but have seen no evidence of Pokemon Go players yet. While waiting for a bus in front of the JR station I did spot a group of people suddenly moving in unison. Similar to the people on a US campus that I saw on the news. But on second glance I realized it was just the elderly folks who clip the hedges in the planters heading toward some shade for their 3 o'clock break. I wonder if this craze will bypass us up here?

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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    toshiko

    I. am suspicious. In USA, there are many HS drop. out youths. Maybe if these uneducated youth enlists, ship to Okinawa? Mainland bases GIs are nicer.

    Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa

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    Nobusaki

    Near JR Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Saturday, a 27-year-old man from Chiba Prefecture was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in her 20s. According to the police, the man grabbed the woman’s hand in the mistaken belief he had been photographed when she took a picture of a rare game character, and demanded that she delete the image.

    Wait, why was he charged with assault for grabbing a woman's hand?

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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    Chop Chop

    Pokemon Go Tour is next project for entrepreneur.

    Posted in: Too busy for Pokemon? These entrepreneurs will play for you

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    Outrider

    Serrano, yep! Its farcical. A lot of people have had the veil pulled from their eyes re the Democratic party this time around.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    Simon Foston

    bass4funkJUL. 25, 2016 - 02:26AM JST

    I would for any terrorist to come on my block, they wouldn't be very happy at all.

    I wouldn't have thought so, if your online comments are any indicator of what it's like to have an actual conversation with you.

    Posted in: Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

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    tallpinedog

    Is it fun? It doesn't look like so much fun.

    Posted in: Pokemon Go frenzy causes accidents, traffic offenses in Japan

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    Serrano

    "Finally, Hikari (an Internet provider company) workers were perceived to lack basic cooking and housework skills. Sounds like some ladies in Japan would like hubbies who work hard and bring home all the dough while also having time to do the housework, cook dinner and play with the kids."

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, have your cake and eat it too, ladies, ha ha ha, lol

    Posted in: Japanese ladies list top 5 companies whose employees they’d most/least like to date

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    Serrano

    This just in - in the latest CNN poll, Trump is leading Hillary 44% to 39% with Gary Johnson grabbing 9% and Jill Stein 3%, and 68% of registered voters saying Hillary is not honest and trustworthy, yet the Democrats are stilll going with Hillary, lol.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    drlucifer

    dominus forbis cus escon spirit tutu.

    Posted in: Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion

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    Serrano

    Not all of Hillary Clinton's foreign policy decisions have been disasters, but most of them have been.

    Posted in: Not all of Donald Trump's foreign policy positions are crazy

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    Wc626

    Does that include those unnecessary military members (is it really true there are 50,000 US military personnel in Japan?), military contractors, farmers who get paid NOT to grow crops, etc. etc. etc.?

    I don't know nothing bout no farmers. 50,000, I guess. The Dept of Defense (miltary, para military & civilian contractors) is the largest employer in the US. Thus being "employed" with a J-O-B- comes with commitment, responsibility, sacrifice and entitlement.

    How dare you say we get "free stuff" as am unemployed guy in Ferguson, CHI south side or south central LA. They depend on EBT. Not me, I WORK for an honest living. Go Trump!!

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    OssanAmerica

    China doesn't play by the world's rules when it comes to geopolitics. China doesn't play by the rules when it comes to trade and economy either. The doomsday crowd may well be right that the next major war will be caused by China with it's insatiable appetite for natural resources and refusal to work in cooperation with the international community.

    Posted in: China imposes anti-dumping duties on Japan, Korean, EU steel

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    Serrano

    "You almost have to have some sympathy for American voters. They have to vote one of these candidates into office. Record low voter turnout is my guess"

    Maybe on the Democrat side we'll see record low voter turnout, but Trump has pushed Republican voter turnout to record highs.

    Posted in: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

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    deadbeatles

    That guy in the red jacket... Conehead?

    Posted in: Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford joins BABYMETAL onstage for epic performance

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    deadbeatles

    I once had dreams of utopia. They were destroyed by the 'political correctness' nightmare of liberal political policies. Amerika's politicians openly pander token support to minorities and a majority of those minorities are too ignorant to see it... and political players KNOW it.

    Posted in: 'Ghostbuster' Leslie Jones quits Twitter over racist abuse

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