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AKBfanJun. 18, 2013 - 05:40PM JST
Spongebob? Bugs Bunny? Who compiled this list?
Not surprised the Rat is winning.
Posted in: Which pop culture character do you think is the most recognizable on the planet?
AKBfanJun. 18, 2013 - 05:30PM JST
For once Putin is making some sense.
Posted in: Putin, Obama face off over Syria; rebels get Saudi missiles
Hope it works, but feels like the beginning of a another descent into chaos for them,.
Posted in: Afghan forces take over security from NATO
AKBfanJun. 18, 2013 - 05:29PM JST
Don't be oversensitive. Or take a taxi. Or walk. Peter has got the right tone for this.
Posted in: Smoke-out
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 01:32PM JST
Posted in: Older fan base
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 01:30PM JST
Posted in: Ever wondered what Japanese prison food tastes like?
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 01:29PM JST
“What should we do under these conditions to reinforce the opposition armed forces? We have had these discussions with our partners, with the Americans, the Saudis, the Turks, many others,” said ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot.
“We cannot leave the opposition in the current state.”
Why not? Just butt out. If the "popular uprising" is not popular enough to bring the downfall of the regime, what right do France and Britain and others have to get in volved?
Posted in: Debate intensifies on arming Syrian rebels
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 01:28PM JST
The should get the rights to use Homer Simpson and Mr Burns as their cartoon characters to explain this to the Japanese public and press.
Posted in: TEPCO shows media fuel rod removal work at Fukushima
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 01:27PM JST
Nice to see French workers haven't been cowed by austerity and the sight of 25% unemployment in some Euro area countries.
Posted in: France gripped by travel chaos as rail, air strikes bite
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 01:14PM JST
Shooting blanks more like (well, at leat one blank).
Posted in: Prime Minister Abe is shooting poisonous arrows.
Should be cheap as most of the clothes are made there.
Posted in: Uniqlo to open stores in Bangladesh
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 12:03PM JST
Like so many Hollywood movies about the intelligence services pulling the wool over politicians and publics eyes.
Posted in: U.S. intelligence chief: Surveillance programs disrupted attacks
AKBfanJun. 13, 2013 - 11:49AM JST
Why is he suddenly speaking idiot stereotyped Asian English like something out of a Fu Manchu movie?
Agree. As a junior high school teacher my guess is his English is pretty good.
Bet his Japanese is better, but not all of us JT'ers are as pera pera as CrazyJoe
Posted in: Saitama junior high teacher arrested over alleged sexual assault
AKBfanJun. 12, 2013 - 03:01PM JST
Mocheake - not even the legendary Chuck Norris? Steven Seagal? Jackie Chan? Jet Li? plus others i am too excited to list.
Posted in: Bruce Lee’s brother shares tale of late action hero’s fear of cockroaches
AKBfanJun. 12, 2013 - 02:59PM JST
They do sell these in Japan, although need prescription from doctor or clinic or hospital......
Posted in: U.S. to allow morning-after pill for girls of any age
AKBfanJun. 12, 2013 - 02:57PM JST
Where in South Africa is this being built?
Posted in: ITOCHU firm to construct Africa's largest solar power plant in South Africa
AKBfanJun. 12, 2013 - 02:27PM JST
Maybe the phone made at Kaesong and so doesn't work properly? Send them a letter? By carrier pigeon? although pigeon probabaly won't make it back as destined for the pot.
Posted in: N Korea won't pick up phone after talks rift with South
AKBfanJun. 12, 2013 - 02:18PM JST
Neither. Although what his actions do show is that the illusion of freedom in the US is just that. Intrusive government, restrictions on just about everything, massive powers given to law enforcement, continued reduction in civil rights (except owning gun which is supposed to maintain those freedoms - that is working well, eh?). I guess he thought he was doing the right thing.
As for Booz Allen, i have worked with some of those bozos before. Basically just consultants but they get plenty of US government work as Carlyle is heavily tied in with the Beltway establishment.
I guess one lesson will be that Pentagon and security esatablishment will look again at how it hires and vets those working on "secret" projects. although with the size of the "intelligence community" (there is an oxymoron) that looks to be almost impossible.
Posted in: Is Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on vast surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency that trawl through telephone and Internet records a hero or traitor?
AKBfanJun. 12, 2013 - 02:14PM JST
Koto-ku is looking to get some credibility by aligning with the more glamorous areas of Tokyo. and why not? Most other major cities which use a location driven licence plate system have one identifier for the whole city.
Posted in: I think ‘Tokyo wangan’ [Tokyo Bay area] is the best option. If possible, it’d be better if the plates were used by six wards, including Minato, Chuo, Ota and Shinagawa wards as well as Koto and Edogawa wards.
AKBfanJun. 11, 2013 - 01:58PM JST
40 times and nobody noticed or said anything?
Posted in: 3 school bullies sent to child consultation center following suicide of victim
Jun. 19, 2013 - 10:45PM JST
This is EXACTLY the type of tech the likes of Turkey, eastern Europe, etc need! Keep…
Posted in: TEPCO finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima plant groundwater
Jun. 19, 2013 - 10:43PM JST
Did anyone start singing "Maria" or maybe "I feel pretty"?LOL
Posted in: 8 arrested in Tokyo after two groups clash over hate speech against Koreans
Jun. 19, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
Ah, Hooters. LOL.
I wonder if anyone recalls that they once ran an airline. Larry the…
Posted in: Hooterville
Jun. 19, 2013 - 10:36PM JST
Hooters was silly in the states and it's sillier here, but hell everyone has to make…
Jun. 19, 2013 - 10:34PM JST
theFuJun. 19, 2013 - 09:51PM JST
I read somewhere the last few months that other "universal…
Posted in: What do you think of stem cell research?