Tom DeMicke's past comments

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    Tom DeMicke

    Wonder if it had a ticket.

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

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    Tom DeMicke

    Pulling the ear of a child is very painful. Many kids have chronic ear infections (I'm an adult and have that problem) and pulling the ear is painful. It is assault! He handled it very wrong. They live in government subsidized housing and there is someone they can talk to if there are problems. Taking the situation in his own hands is wrong. C'mon, they're kids and it wasn't in the middle of the night.

    Posted in: 89-year-old man arrested for assaulting 'noisy' children

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    Tom DeMicke

    Wow, the judge must have really been in a good mood. What a light sentence. After all that fuss with her and all those active duty personnel "punished" for her actions and she goes practically free. Wow!

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    Tom DeMicke

    Don't forget Okinawa, okay?

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    Tom DeMicke

    I'm disappointed that the new iPhone 7 did not come with either a dual SIM tray or at least an internal embedded like the iPad Pro. That wold have been a real nice feature that would have prompted me to buy it, but now I will wait until next year. This feature would have been handy for people who travel frequently such as myself. Oh well...another year with my Galaxy Note 2 brick.

    Posted in: Review: The iPhone 7 is just fine, even if it doesn't wow

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    Tom DeMicke

    I'm a little disappointed at Apple. All the real good features of the new iPhone will be on the larger 5.5" model leaving the smaller sized iPhone with the same features as previous phones. Sorry but 5.5" is just WAY to large a phone to carry around. Can't even put it in your pocket of a loose pair jogging pants without the weight of it pulling down the pants when running. Just too bulky and heavy. Maybe 2017 will bring something better but now that leaves me another year with my oversized 5.5" Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet. Phooey!

    Posted in: Apple event has world watching for new iPhone

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    Tom DeMicke

    The Philippines will never prosper. Look at where Korea was in the early 80's compared to where the Philippines is now. South Korea has prospered, the Philippines never will. America continues to support the Philippines but many (though not necessarily all) scam American citizens and those of other nations to no end. Everything in the Philippines is a scam. You can't trust anyone and I mean no one. Now Duterte comes in office and is a Buffoon just like what Trump will (is) be if he is elected President. Duterte should be impeached and kicked out of office. Phooey. I say stop supporting the Philippines until they try to help themselves and stop scamming foreigners for everything they have. The Philippines was a much better place before Clark AB closed.

    Posted in: Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

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    Tom DeMicke

    I teach English here in Japan and agree, I wished Japan would take serious and drastic steps to improve their English program which would need much better funding and beefing up. Few in Japan take English serious enough for it to prosper. See what happens.

    Posted in: Thailand embarks on program to ensure citizens speak English

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    Tom DeMicke

    Was just watching "GPS (Global Public Square)" with Fareed Zakaria on Gun Control in the U.S. and the lack thereof. His show illustrated how difficult it was to get a gun in Japan and what all one has to go through to obtain a permit. He stated that Japan has the strictest gun control in the world and that when it comes to guns, Japan is among the safest countries in the world. And now this. Wow! Shock!

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    Tom DeMicke

    He will get the best trial possible and should be thankful he is not being tried in the United States. He will be much better off in a Japanese prison. As for fairness, it wasn't fair for her to have her life taken away. Sad all around.

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    Tom DeMicke

    She has an attitude toward life. Ya think so? Wow...but so sad. She really should be tried as an adult. I think she knew what she was doing.

    Posted in: 14-year-old girl arrested for strangling grandfather to death

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    Tom DeMicke

    Folks, Geocaching is much better. In Geocaching, you are actually searching for real objects cleverly hidden in which you have to use hints, clues, and your geosense to find it. Many of these caches also include little trinkets that can be traded and also includes trackable coins and trinkets that travel the world. Great for kids and even the "geopet".

    Posted in: Another disappointing day for Pokemon Go fans in Japan

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    Tom DeMicke

    Dang! But yes, truck drivers here in Japan (here in Okinawa especially) are maniacs. Very aggressive and totally rude. Take note, truck drivers!

    Posted in: 2 men killed in traffic accident on Hyogo expressway

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    Tom DeMicke

    This is similar to Geocaching except that in Geocaching you are actually looking for a real treasure that can be as small as a thumbnail or as large as an ammo can. Inside the larger geocaches are little trinkets that you can exchange and also included are trackable coins and toys that keep traveling around the world. In Geocaching you can use a dedicated handheld GPSr or a smartphone if you have the Geocaching app installed on it. Geocaching seems much more fun since you are actually looking for real objects based on clues and using your "geo senses". There have never been any malicious acts with Geocaching whereby it seems it is happening with Pokemon Go. Not sure what to think of this. Stay safe.

    Posted in: Pokemon Go craze crashes Aussie servers; draws police warnings

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    Tom DeMicke

    Few people know that the two cool spots in all of Japan during the long hot summers are Hokkaido and Okinawa. Yes, Okinawa! It may climb to 33 on the main island of Okinawa and 35 on Ishigaki. That's about the max it gets here. Then we have nice ocean breezes which mainland Japan does not have. Stay cool peeps!

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    Tom DeMicke

    "He also had Japanese residency".

    I don't see how he could have been under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and have "Japanese Residency". He had a residence in Japan but I don't think he had "Japanese Residence Status". That would mean he was a "Resident Card Holder" which cannot happen if he has SOFA status. They are apples and oranges.

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    Tom DeMicke

    He should be lucky to be sent to a Japanese prison. No rapes, no abuse, just discipline. In the U.S., he would be forced to get married to "Bubba". This is really true. Still, makes us all look bad.

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    Tom DeMicke

    I pulled a muscle laughing! Oh this is funny! However, it would not have been funny had they boarded the airplane intoxicated. Very irresponsible men.

    Posted in: Drunk JAL copilot arrested for hitting policeman

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    Tom DeMicke

    According to what Donald Trump says, if he is elected President, he will hold talks with Kim of the DPRK and then this will be defused. Kim so much likes Donald. If, however, he is not elected President, then things may just go downhill from here. See what happens.

    Posted in: N Korea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles: Seoul

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    Tom DeMicke

    As pleased as I am that he is leaving, at least he didn't have a crying tantrum like that other dude. Yes, he should go. Misuse of funds and/or government resources is just wrong. Enjoy your retirement.

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