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BoredToTearsNov. 20, 2013 - 11:20AM JST
I like to build plastic model planes, ships, and cars, and I think that a 3D printer could be cool for the hobby.
Posted in: 3D printing will change the world, say researchers
BoredToTearsNov. 20, 2013 - 11:12AM JST
Hmmm, does "China" think Chiang Kai Shek a hero?
Posted in: China praises Korean assassin whom Japan calls a 'criminal'
BoredToTearsNov. 13, 2013 - 11:50AM JST
From the various articles I've read about this, it sounds to me like this bribery thing was passed on to the next officer assigned to that position.
Posted in: Prostitutes and payoffs: U.S. Navy rocked by scandal
BoredToTearsAug. 27, 2013 - 08:25AM JST
Burger King had one too once. It was too big for one person, but I liked it. I kind of wished they would have made a normal size hamburger like this, or just put the pizza sauce and cheese on a Whopper.
Posted in: Kyoto eatery offers Megaburgerpizza
BoredToTearsAug. 02, 2013 - 07:12AM JST
I wonder if they'll have a side mission where you can run over protesting students with a tank.
Posted in: New Chinese video game lets players retake disputed islands
BoredToTearsJul. 16, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
Actually Probie, it WAS a hate crime. When Rachel Jeantel testified under oath that Trayvon Martin described George Zimmerman as a "creepy ass cracker", it proved Martin's attack on Zimmerman was a racially motivated hate crime. Sorry, you can't have it both ways. If racial slurs makes other attacks hate crimes, you can't excuse this one just because the perpetrator got shot and killed.
Posted in: More protests planned over acquittal in black teen's murder
BoredToTearsJun. 19, 2013 - 07:43AM JST
I've read Bill Ward's side of the story,but haven't seen anything from the rest of the band. But if what he wrote was true, I have lost all respect for Black Sabbath.
Posted in: Black Sabbath emerges from the dark with new album
BoredToTearsJun. 12, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
I'm leaning toward traitor. We're supposed to believe this guy is all about freedom, and that the people have a right to know what the government is doing and he runs to... wait for it... China? Think it's a coincidence that while Obama is talking with Xi about all this hacking crap China is pulling, that this guy does his little whistle blowing act and runs to China?
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?
BoredToTearsMay. 29, 2013 - 06:44AM JST
1st, grounding planes to find out if the cause of the crash was a freak accident with that particular aircraft or a possible problem with all aircraft of that type is fairly normal from what I've seen in the news. 2nd, I'm wondering if the sequestration funding cuts caused this plane (and others) to skip maintenance.
Posted in: U.S. F-15 fighter crashes 115 kms east of Okinawa
BoredToTearsApr. 01, 2013 - 07:23AM JST
USNinJapan2 - Interesting, I didn't know .38s weren't issued anymore. I was thinking the .38 might have been issued to a pilot, most likely a helo pilot being from Zama.
Posted in: Handgun reported stolen from U.S. military base at Camp Zama
BoredToTearsMar. 27, 2013 - 08:36AM JST
I think it would be great to show Hashimoto a dossier on a "goverment employee" with his family history, and past and present activities see if he finds this person should be fired. I'd be he would in a heartbeat.
Posted in: Osaka gov't survey on employees' union activities called unfair practice
BoredToTearsMar. 15, 2013 - 11:32AM JST
Amidalism - I believe they left the subs where there were, because they think there are still bodies in them. I forget what the official term is, but a sunken warship is considered a war burial ground and usually isn't disturbed.
Posted in: Vandals steal Japanese WWII submarine relics in Australia
BoredToTearsFeb. 12, 2013 - 12:02PM JST
Reminds me of the Ray Stevens song "Would Jesus Wear A Rolex".
Posted in: Status quo or radical change? Who will be next pope?
BoredToTearsFeb. 06, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
How's he going to explain giving F-16s and M1 Abrams to the Muslim Brotherhood ruled Egypt?
Posted in: Obama to visit Israel for first time as president
BoredToTearsJan. 28, 2013 - 11:33AM JST
These laws work in Japan, because Japan citizens are used to being sheep. They never had the right to own weapons, and have accepted it. And who, I wonder, decided that the peasants shouldn't have the means to defend themselves or revolt?
Posted in: In Japan, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right
BoredToTearsJan. 22, 2013 - 02:20PM JST
Erik Rick, sorry about that. I'm in Yokosuka. I must have misread something, I thought you were from Yokosuka, too. Well, I don't know much about Sasebo other than it's supposed to be pretty quiet there. I can tell you that anything like that happening here would end up with Security posting watches on Command Hill (as has happened in the past), which is something that everybody can see.
But yes there are things that happen that not everybody knows about, but people talk. A lot. True some are just rumor mill stuff, but a lot ends up being true. And you know that if three drunk sailors walked into strangers houses on base, the whole base would be talking about it, and there'd probably be some "housing safety" training for everybody.
Posted in: U.S. sailor arrested for trespassing in Yokosuka
BoredToTearsJan. 22, 2013 - 02:07PM JST
Zen student, you're leaving out the part about the terrorists trying to hide in schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods. Perhaps if this fictional Monammed kid of yours had parents with a set of balls, they wouldn't let terrorist operate in thier back yards. Which would keep them from taking the colateral damage when the terrorists are taken out. Remember, you're with us or against us. It's as simple as that.
Posted in: Inside job: 2 Canadian militants involved in Algeria siege
BoredToTearsJan. 22, 2013 - 10:53AM JST
Erik Rick, I'm on the base. If this crap happened, I'd (or somebody I know) would hear about it. If you're here too, you know how small this base is, and how fast word travels. Obviously, things do happen on base, I'm not saying they don't. But not these TYPES of things. From reading these articles, you'd think it's natural for Americans to just go wandering into peoples houses. Like I said, they do this crap in places they won't get beat down or killed for doing it. They KNOW what they're doing.
BoredToTearsJan. 22, 2013 - 07:23AM JST
You'll notice that these idiots aren't pulling this crap on base. You don't hear about a drunk 24 year old walking into a CO's house do you? As somebody mentioned above, you don't hear about them walking into strangers houses back in the States either. Why? Because they KNOW what would happen to them if they did. They're too comfortable here, they know they can get away with thier bull$hit behavior.
BoredToTearsJan. 16, 2013 - 02:40PM JST
Why would anybody be surprised? Is Obama's family on Obamacare? Then why would they expect he would deprive himself and his family the proctection of armed guards, just because he wants to disarm law abiding US citizens?
Posted in: NRA slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
Apr. 21, 2014 - 05:52AM JST
Good luck to ya, TrevorP...hope things work out and your mum recovers her perspective.
Posted in: Gadgets before flowers – Japanese moms reveal what they really want for Mother’s Day
Apr. 21, 2014 - 05:51AM JST
@ Trevor - I support your decision to follow your heart, but I hope things work…
Apr. 21, 2014 - 05:43AM JST
ALL parents know that low blood sugar makes kids easier to throw a tantrum. This "research"…
Posted in: Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse
Apr. 21, 2014 - 05:21AM JST
"The main problem with opening wide the doors to immigration"
How does "accepting more immigrants" turn…
Posted in: The Japanese government remains cautious about addressing the population decline and labor shortage by accepting immigrants. What do you think are the pros and cons of Japan accepting more immigrants?
Apr. 21, 2014 - 04:56AM JST
"Keiji Furuya, chairman of Japan's National Public Safety Commission"
public safety? more like public detriment...
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine