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samwattersOct. 17, 2016 - 09:37AM JST
Great news! I live in Hokkaido and I will be cheering for the Fighters!
Posted in: Fighters beat Hawks 7-4 to reach Japan Series
samwattersOct. 13, 2016 - 08:11AM JST
It's early but she is giving me hope.
Posted in: How do you think Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike is doing so far?
samwattersOct. 13, 2016 - 08:06AM JST
Liking her more and more.
Posted in: Koike says now's the last chance to rein in Olympic costs
samwattersOct. 09, 2016 - 12:45AM JST
It's not just the companies; Japan as a country has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Look at anything in this country; people spend hours and hours doing the same thing and making no progress. School and business meetings drag on for hours with the result being the decision to do the same thing that was done last year. Sports teams wallow through practices that last most of the day. Schools spend weeks practicing for a sports festival that consists of little more than running. Even vacations in this country suck; how many of you have had a "day off" that consisted of waking up early and driving hours in one direction in order to eat curry-and-rice or some other banal food and then driving home. It's OCD.
samwattersOct. 02, 2016 - 01:02PM JST
I'm sure if this man hit the girl with his truck then there would be some physical evidence to quantify the charge.
Posted in: Truck driver arrested over hit-and-run death of 7-year-old girl
samwattersSep. 30, 2016 - 09:20AM JST
Gosh, I'm sure glad they nailed that American for copyright infringement! Now they can contribute about ¥5,000 to the Olympic budget. I'm sure Mori will do a great job making sure it is spend wisely.
Posted in: Panel urges Olympic venue changes as 2020 Games costs likely to top Y3 tril
samwattersSep. 29, 2016 - 02:42PM JST
" I've worked in companies which designate a period of 2 hours, usually in the morning for zero communications. Instead of constantly interrupting coworkers for every little thing, everybody plan ahead and get a lot of things done within just 2 hours. "
That is just a super idea!
Posted in: Do you find it annoying when you're trying to get a co-worker's attention in the office but can't because they are listening to music? Do you think companies should ban employees listening to whatever it is they listen to, especially in an open office where employees need to communicate with each other?
samwattersSep. 28, 2016 - 10:09PM JST
Perhaps it's time to pass a law says almost anything that happens to you while you are drunk and beligerent is deserved and will not be prosecuted by the police. Getting really tired of drunk people thinking they are the center of the universe.
Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting cabbie after fare goes up just as taxi stops
samwattersSep. 26, 2016 - 07:39AM JST
@thepersoniamnow. I think you mean "Bobby." His last name is Olegon or something like that.
Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?
samwattersSep. 25, 2016 - 09:57PM JST
@Katsu. Well, I can answer those for you.
"It never ceases to amaze me how the mods can allow someone to proclaim all immigrants to be aggressive, violent people..."
1) Who said all immigrants are violent? Show me the quote. This one, however, was and should have been weeded out during the vetting process. Millions of people want into US and the majority of them are good but the process of immigrating must be controlled and it must be legal. It is not the responsibility of the US immigration policy to solve the problems of other countries.
"...and not bat an eyelash, but call someone a liar for spouting a verifiable lie and you get your post deleted."
2) Who called anyone a liar? I sometimes have posts deleted and it is usually when I am being overly emotional. Maybe the same thing happens to you?
"Apparently personal attacks are only personal to people who aren't immigrants, because apparently they aren't people."
3) Overly emotional....like this!
Posted in: Suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting in custody
samwattersSep. 25, 2016 - 08:45PM JST
@Smith. Yes, you are correct; thousands die each year from senseless gun violence which means there is no reason to important aggressive, violent people when we have enough of our own. And again you are correct; immigration is being offered as an issue and to deny that it is to stick one's head in the sand.
samwattersSep. 25, 2016 - 05:15PM JST
(Arcan) Cetin who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, is a legal permanent resident who has been living in Oak Harbor, authorities said. He had been arrested once before in the county for assault The Seattle Times reports.(http://bit.ly/2cWhxJY) that Skagit County court records show three domestic-violence assault charges against Cetin. The victim was identified as Cetin’s stepfather.
Like we needed further proof that immigration services are run by idiots. Whoever vetted this guy should be sent to jail with Cetin. And if he wasn't vetted then it's time for mass firings at the DHS and Department of Homeland Security.
samwattersSep. 21, 2016 - 08:08AM JST
“Before,” he says, “I was earning 15 million. Now I earn 10 million. Before I had 200 subordinates. Now I have 10.”
I would sell body parts for a salary like that.
Posted in: Unable to keep pace with change, salarymen over 50 'destroying their companies'
samwattersSep. 20, 2016 - 09:29PM JST
Enough with Kinsenosato already! He's a new version of Kaio--- usually great against inferior wrestlers but tanks against anyone with a decent record. Find a new Japanese hope.
samwattersSep. 20, 2016 - 10:18AM JST
There was also a stabbing spree in Minnesota by a person "making references to Allah" and a 5K charity run sponsored by the marines in New Jersey was interruped by the exploding of a pipebomb.
Posted in: Police capture immigrant sought in New York area bombings after shoot-out
samwattersSep. 12, 2016 - 04:47PM JST
@papigiulio. I don't think so. It would be an unusual situation to say the least but possibilities include moving the election or renominating Sanders. I don't know but Trump would not simply be handed the presidency nor should he or anyone be.
Posted in: Battling pneumonia, Clinton falls ill at 9/11 memorial, cancels California trip
samwattersSep. 12, 2016 - 04:11PM JST
Get on YouTube and watch the videos (https://youtu.be/YzZl9j580tM also titled "Mysterious piece of metal flags out of Hillary's pant leg") before they are all removed. The video shows a very sick woman who collapses before she gets into the SUV. YouTube is removing the videos as fast as they are uploaded. Someone does not want us to know what's going on.
samwattersSep. 01, 2016 - 09:17AM JST
Isn't it illegal for a private citizen to have possession of classified information? She was finishing up her job. So what? This happens all the time.
Any proof of that?
Posted in: FBI to soon release documents related to Clinton email probe
samwattersSep. 01, 2016 - 08:21AM JST
@Nishikat. Check the archives and list the number of quotes I make questioning Obama's legal birth status. Too lazy to do that? I have never questioned Obama's birth status and never will. Furthermore, I think the whole non-issue is just that---a non-issue.
samwattersSep. 01, 2016 - 07:46AM JST
@Nishikat. No, you're wrong. The FBI, through James Comey, said that they can't prove intent to do wrong. Crimes were committed but for some reason they are saying the evidence necessary to prove intent---i.e. I know what I am doing is wrong---is not strong enough to go to court. No one else in the US would be allowed to skate on such an assumption. Judicial experts have been shaking and scratching their heads for a month over this stance by the FBI.It's nice to be Hillary Clinton.
Let's look at two of the crimes.
1.) She lied to the FBI. Comey admits that. Crime.
2.) She tampered with evidence by destroying computers and erasing files. Comey admits that. Crime.
Furthermore, her husband decides to board the plane of the attorney general to chat about grandkids---wink,wink,nod,nod---during the investigation. Even approaching the plane of a high-ranking government official would get most Americans arrested if not shot. Hey, it's nice to be Hillary Clinton.
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Oct. 22, 2016 - 08:41AM JST
Duterte basically went to China, lifted up his skirt, and bent over.
Posted in: As Duterte embraces China, Abe set to roll out warm welcome
Oct. 22, 2016 - 08:39AM JST
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Posted in: Canada walks out as EU trade talks founder
Oct. 22, 2016 - 08:30AM JST
I'd stay somewhere safe too if I were Assange!
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Oct. 22, 2016 - 08:29AM JST
Duterte...the next Philippine dictator, and China will help him achieve that.
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