Meguroman's past comments

  • 1

    Meguroman

    Would hate to see what this guy does when is angry, if this for "love". This is like the old-school hijackings in the 70-80s when most people lived through it.

    Posted in: Egyptian plane hijacker arrested, passengers freed

  • 4

    Meguroman

    Many are ignorant on such matters, however, this guy should be pretty fluent in English and familiar with the USA: "In 1975, he entered a law school at University of Washington and after graduation worked at a law firm in Los Angeles for three years." from Wikipedia.

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    Meguroman

    I treat my wife to flowers on V-day and the shops are basically empty, no problem buying roses at the last minute - try that in the US, no way, Jose. I also get her some rare chocolates and make dinner. We don't do White Day and that is fine by me. I have to deal with the "giri-choco" at the office, pain in the neck, keeping track and so forth.

    Posted in: What do you think about the way Valentine's Day is celebrated in Japan?

  • 9

    Meguroman

    I'm 15 yrs older than my wife, so I resemble this. Works for us - 12 yrs and going strong. Had to watch quite a few movies to get her up to speed with certain things but other than a few things like that - she keeps me young!

    Posted in: What are your views on relationships in which one partner is at least 20 years older than the other?

  • 1

    Meguroman

    Singapore but Emirates isn`t bad at all. Have a Krisflyer credit card and get ¥100 to a mile for free flights, etc. The most dodgy flights I took were on local airlines in west Africa, live chickens, people trying to start cooking stoves, filthy, stinky aircraft on the 4th or 5th owner. Not fun when you have a "stomach issue".

    Posted in: In your experience, which airline has the best flight attendants and which one has the worst?

  • -1

    Meguroman

    That was a waste of a minute of my life. This has convinced me to make an Idol Group for chotto pochari-kei older gaijin males....singing about the wonders of nomihodai and izakaya. It will be called, "Charisma JiJis".

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  • 10

    Meguroman

    and when the grandparents pass away? Poor girl.

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  • 3

    Meguroman

    Don`t wast your money - eat fish, fruit and veggies daily. And of course drink red wine liberally.

    Posted in: Supplements blamed for 23,000 emergency visits each year

  • 0

    Meguroman

    Go Badgers!

    Posted in: Jury hits Apple with $234 mil tab in chip patent case

  • 1

    Meguroman

    so that will put some people here in Japan out of work - all the scratching technicians who destroy the pictures with marks on the pubic regions.

    Posted in: Playboy to stop publishing nude photos

  • -2

    Meguroman

    @ADK99 Consider the larger picture. Employees are using company kit, company software licenses, company network, servers, etc. Your employer has various risks in regards to compliance with labor laws, privacy laws, discrimination lawsuits, etc. They even need to avoid potentially embarrassing situations should it come out that you are posting odd things on Facebook at work. I work for a massive multi-national and know they are monitoring my every move - I have no problem with it at all. These tools are provided at great cost to facilitate my work, not my recreation.

    Posted in: To what extent do you think employers should block employee access to online sites, social networking accounts or monitor email?

  • 1

    Meguroman

    Lets put it this way, would you call relatives overseas and speak for hours on your company phone? Didnt think so. So why should you do anything not related to your work on a company computer and network? You have a smartphone, use that to update everyone about your tasty lunch, plans for the weekend and researching cheap plane tickets to Phuket.

    Posted in: To what extent do you think employers should block employee access to online sites, social networking accounts or monitor email?

  • 0

    Meguroman

    Really nice area - of course, he didn`t live there, just dealt with the folks there.

    Posted in: Police officer commits suicide with pistol in station toilet

  • 4

    Meguroman

    So old enough to get married, have children and vote in elections but not have a happoshu? Ludicrous. (Don`t get me started on my home country, the US...insanity)

    Posted in: Alcohol and cigarettes are strongly addictive, and young people feel the effects more strongly, so the issue should not be grouped together with the voting age.

  • -3

    Meguroman

    Nixon left office in disgrace - won`t be a row boat named after him. Clinton? R U serious?

    Posted in: New arrival

  • 0

    Meguroman

    This system will eventually catch tax cheats and the govt. needs all the revenue it can get. All sorts of people in Japan self-report taxes including doctors, dentists, accountants, farmers, small business owners, etc. It has been incredibly easy for them to under-report their earnings and assets - until this system gradually takes hold. If you are an employee of a company (like most of us), you are taxed at the source and unlike the USA, don`t even have to file an income tax form in Japan.

    Eventually this system will enable the tax authorities to track your bank accounts, insurance, brokerage accounts, etc. It will become much more difficult to hide income and assets.

    Another good point would be that Japan could institute means-based benefits and allowances. Why should everyone get the same childcare allowance, for example?

    Posted in: 'My Number' system: A worrying glimpse of the future

  • 1

    Meguroman

    CrazyJoe - we can safely assume you`ve never been to Egypt, correct? You watch a bit of news and assume the whole Middle East is a big war zone, right? You should book a trip to Turkey, Jordan, Israel and Egypt right now - it will be an amazing and eye-opening trip full of amazing people, sights and food.

    Posted in: Egyptian forces mistakenly fire on desert safari, killing 12

  • 3

    Meguroman

    Fast food or any food purchased to sit down and eat at a restaurant should not be part of the refund - that is absurd. More importantly, instead of a refund sytem, food purchased in a market should be exempt from the consumption tax or at least taxed at a much lower rate. It would be much simpler to implement. I can`t imagine mom & pop veggie/fruit shops installing "My Number" card readers...ridiculous.

    Posted in: Longer checkout times would inconvenience customers, but hiring additional workers to cut the times would weigh on our earnings.

  • 2

    Meguroman

    Simply exempt food and clothing from the consumption tax - simple to understand, simple to implement and those on fixed incomes won`t suffer.

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  • -2

    Meguroman

    How do the Hindus (and tourists) on Bali feel about this? So many resorts would suffer? What`s next - burkinis for all?

    Posted in: Islamic parties seek ban on alcohol consumption in Indonesia

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