Francis Urquhart's past comments

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    Francis Urquhart

    Get the Oompah-loompahs to fix it!

    Posted in: Underwater anti-radiation barrier at Fukushima has hole: TEPCO

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    Francis Urquhart

    The odd thing is, I found as an ALT and therefore kind-of-a-teacher, was that one or two kids never, and I mean absolutely never attended lessons but were part of the class, and school. There was even one where a picture was superimposed of the 'missing' pupil in the graduation album. In class there was always a desk and chair set out for the pupil, in 'missing man formation' but the pupils never showed up. So it's odd that the school should bother so much. Having said that the instances I refer to were all at JHS. Thse pupils, at several JHSs, all went on to 'graduate' and go to SHS where I suppose they never attended either. WTFP!!!

    Interestingly, if a pupil fails to attend school in my home country, the parent(s) can be prosecuted. The Japanese way mystifies me to this day!

    Posted in: Woman detained after school reports non-attendance of her daughter

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    Francis Urquhart

    Some Japanese girls still love the dream of having a non working life with plenty of housewife activities; Gym, flamenco dance, English lessons, golf... and a husband that shows up just to sleep on the weekends.

    I can't remember his username off the top of my head, but there's a Japanese guy who posts on here about his stay-at-home wife, for whom he funds hula dancing club, mama-ranchi and other stuff, and she just moans and complains at him all the time. Classic! I can't wait to see what he posts on this thread.

    Posted in: 1 in 3 Japanese women want to be housewives: poll

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    Francis Urquhart

    Yeah, but they are still asking! It just takes the right, or the wrong, person in charge, depending on how you're looking at it, and it's switch-on time. It's like no-one's paying any attention to the real issue here - yesterday the fishing starts up again, now 2 NPPs are pushing for start-up. It's surreal!

    Posted in: TEPCO chief asks Niigata governor to OK reactor safety screening

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    Francis Urquhart

    Testing procedure: 'Yep. Those look OK. Bag 'em up', 'What should we label them as?' 'Just put "fish" on them.'

    Posted in: Fishing operations resume off coast of Fukushima

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    Francis Urquhart

    It's sad that this is happening in Japan - last year there was a theft of watermelons. I like the way people could be so trusting of people but it's getting worse and worse, and in a bizarre way. I mean, who steals rice?

    Posted in: 1 ton of rice stolen from field hours before harvest

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    Francis Urquhart

    I wonder if that type of stress is woth the effort of coming here.

    The sort that ends in six zeros, and I'm not talking in yennies here!

    Posted in: Ex-U.S. nuclear regulator says Japan was slow on Fukushima leak

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    Francis Urquhart

    Harvest them as light bulbs.

    LOL. But it is quite a way away from the problem area.

    Posted in: Amachan

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    Francis Urquhart

    I'm going to take a wild guess and bet the porn won't find its way to a bonfire, but will instead be taken by certain police officers for "study."

    Nothing wrong with that. I bet you'd do it! All men love porn and those who say that they don't are liars or are in serious denial!

    Posted in: 6 porn dealers arrested after catalogues mistakenly sent to police

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    Francis Urquhart

    Surely censoring is purely academic these days when so much is readily accessible via the Internet.

    Posted in: 6 porn dealers arrested after catalogues mistakenly sent to police

  • -1

    Francis Urquhart

    Sorry to say this, but...so what? How are they helping?

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  • -3

    Francis Urquhart

    You wouldn't get me up there on the inside, let along the outside! Isn't Tokyo Tower where they have that glass floor. No siree! Not for me! By the way, Trevor, fear of heights isn't vertigo, but acrophobia. FYI.

    Posted in: High work

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    Francis Urquhart

    Rocks, not isles. What a waste of time, money and everything.

    Give them to Thailand and have done with it already!

    Posted in: China says it is ready to talk if Japan admits isles are disputed

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    Francis Urquhart

    Funnily enough, the real 'House Of Cards' featured a British gentleman going by the name of Francis Urquhart. I wonder if we are related...

    Posted in: 'House of Cards' hopes to come up trumps at Emmys

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    Francis Urquhart

    Now that really is a nice photo!Unpretentious, unposed (oh I am so sick of seeing the V signs!) and rather sweet. Oh, and well done Sara!

    Posted in: Best jumper

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    Francis Urquhart

    Ugly. No other word for it.

    Posted in: Crazy Kawaii

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    Francis Urquhart

    China = propaganda. Not a word of truth or honesty.

    I know! At least Japan always tells the truth!

    Posted in: China marks anniversary of Japanese occupation

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    Francis Urquhart

    Woohoo! 4.5 billion yen for the Olympics! Suck it country peasants. We got the Olympics in 2020! Yeah! EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL!

    Yep. That's pretty much it!

    Posted in: Nearly 290,000 people still living in shelters 2 1/2 years after Tohoku disaster

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    Francis Urquhart

    The way I'm reading it, it's the SK people who have decided not to eat fish in spite of their government's assurances, effectively threatening their entire fishing industry. I guess the government just had to act.

    Further to what I wrote above, it's also revealing that the people have acted to bend the government to their will, so effectively having a government that serves the people. Could it be that this is one reason why this issue isn't getting sorted out in Japan? Imagine if all the - for want of a better word - 'common' people started demanding action. But they won't, because it's all happening a long way off in backward Tohoku inaka and doesn't concern the rest of Japan, so the people are led to believe. And of course, being Japanese they believe what they are told to believe. And now they've got the Tokyo Olympics to use as the smiley face.

    Recently on Wall Street Journal was written the following: Oxford University physicist Wade Allison, who has written and spoken widely against exaggerating radiation risks, estimated that one could eat a ton of such slightly contaminated food—or even drink 12 gallons of contaminated groundwater directly from the Fukushima site right after the accident—before getting a single CT scan's worth of radiation. Thought it was interesting.

    I'd be delighted for he, or she, to go to Fukushima and prove it personally. Oh and he or she won't be needing a radiation suit or any of that silly nonsense because it's all harmless!

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    Francis Urquhart

    I expect they will expel the student who uploaded the clip.

    I think you might be right there! Someone is for the high-jump for making this publicly, and through the Internet, internationally known. I'm sure that, in the eyes of the school's head, far outweighs the incident itself. Parents pay for high school too, don't they? So some parents are actually paying to have their kids bullied.

    Posted in: Volleyball coach seen beating schoolboy in YouTube video

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