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Carolee ThummaFeb. 24, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
It's fair, it's legal and it's fact. And before anyone yells bias, I was rooting for Mao Asada & Polina Edmunds. I've always loved Asada's skating and I'm hoping to see more of Polina Edmunds in the future, she has such beauty and class. Never saw Adelina Sotnikova before, and I've been a fan of Yu Na's for years.
This was not cheating. It was totally fair. In skating it comes down to the numbers you enter the competition with. Each move/jump has an assigned number to it, if you mess up then that number will drop. Both skaters did very good.
BUT...here's the problem, Adelina Sotnikova entered with a MUCH HIGHER technical level of difficulty. Kim Yu Na's level was lower. On paper the only way the Adelina Sotnikova could lose was if she didn't hit her marks...but she did and she did it brilliantly and won.
I think the problem was Yu Na skated with much more beauty, people are going on the visual, not the logic. Visually Yu Na was stunning, logically she didn't do as many jumps as Adelelina did.
Posted in: Angry Koreans demand review of judges' scores in figure skating after Kim's silver finish
Carolee ThummaJan. 05, 2014 - 11:15PM JST
funny car: The reason that rape is printed about India a lot now isn't about how often it happens, it's because up until 2013 most rapes were ignored in India. It was only after journalist and others started screaming out to the world that India didn't condemn rape. You got raped you got punished. The reason they publish the stories is to make the country aware that they were punishing the victim and not the criminal.
Posted in: Polish woman raped in India while traveling with daughter
Carolee ThummaJan. 02, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
This is why war will never end in the Human life, people REFUSE to forget the past. One should concentrate on the future, that is what we can change, the past is over with, it's done. We can only LEARN from it and move on.
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine
Carolee ThummaDec. 17, 2013 - 12:43AM JST
Terrible but for some reason entertaining, that's why they became a cult film. Teenagers in the 70's love it.
Posted in: 'Billy Jack' creator Tom Laughlin dead at age 82
Carolee ThummaDec. 08, 2013 - 01:22PM JST
They are white brimmed caps made specially for Pearl Harbor survivors by the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association.
My father was Navy my brother Air Force, 1 Uncle Navy, the other Marine, they talked about many different uniform and cap designations
Posted in: Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary
Carolee ThummaNov. 14, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
I love this, as long as it makes people look stupid it's not a crime.
Send their asses to jail, no matter how gullible us normal people are. I for one am not going to sit here and make fun of the victim when the criminal has been located and arrested.
I guess it's just to easy to make fun of others, I sincerely hope that you or someone you love doesn't get defrauded one day. Will you laugh at them too?
sad world we live in, that as long as you can laugh at the victim you're enjoying yourself.
Posted in: Trio busted for forging 3,700 idol group autographs
Carolee ThummaOct. 31, 2013 - 02:32PM JST
I have a ton of Japanese variety shows I watch and enjoy.
At least you can be entertained on Japanese variety shows, not like the US where everything is reality or gossip. They killed the variety show in the US years ago. The shows I watch on Japanese television are mindless entertainment where you just sit and watch and enjoy. You just have to weed through them to find the ones you like. Not everyone is going to like the same things, or else this Earth would be mighty boring.
Find what you like, watch it and enjoy no matter what anyone else says.
bec, who hasn't watched American TV in 3 years.
Posted in: What do you think of Japanese TV variety programs? Seen anything you like?
Carolee ThummaOct. 23, 2013 - 02:27AM JST
I find it a bit confusing that everyone's suggestion is about what the young of Japanese consider "old" traditions. There's nothing wrong with having a mixture of both, old and new. Show the world that Japan respects it's traditions but clearly has room for new young "cool" things.
When Australia and England showcased their countries they used both old and new, they actually showcased them by using a variations of timelines for their countries. Both countries used very well known "popular" singers in their shows. As a foreigner I don't think I would be confused by Exile, or Perfume or even Arashi performing.
Why not a mixture of both for Japan too?
Posted in: Which aspects of Japanese culture will 2020 Olympics showcase?
Carolee ThummaSep. 30, 2013 - 12:55PM JST
If you do a bit of research you will find that the Deborah Brown Schools is a 98% black administration. It was blacks calling for the ban on dreads and other hairstyles. A fact that is not mentioned in many of the articles. So I'm not finding this to be as much racial, I feel it's more of a snobbery issues.
Growing up in the intercity school systems in a middle size city, living close to public housing I've seen many blacks "attack" other blacks for being too dark, too nappy headed, too "ghetto" (just a few words I heard growing up). And as for these hairstyles causing problems in classrooms, well it's crap. I have never once witnessed or heard anyone talk about someones dreads or cornrows causing a disruption in class. It was part of the times and cultures. One girl had a huge afro, you couldn't see the board if you sat behind her, but she kept it clean and beautiful and sat in the back of the class with no problem, I myself wore my long hair in what we called "puppy-dog pony tails" in the 70's, they stuck out pretty far and didn't cause a disturbance.
Just one more thing for one person (doesn't matter if they are black, white, yellow or red) who feels dreads and cornrows are too "ghetto" for society trying to change everyone around them to "look" like them.
Posted in: U.S. schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros
Carolee ThummaAug. 29, 2013 - 09:52AM JST
I can not believe the "excuses" some of the responders are coming up with. Paraphrasing here, "drag the children out and one may get hit by a car" "it's our culture" Such lame excuses. If a mother doesn't have food you wait till daybreak and take the kids with you. I know I did it for many years. Yes, it's hard to "drag" (I don't like that word for a child) children shopping with you, but hey they are your responsibility.
In my country you leave a child alone in a home for any length of time thats called "child endangerment". End of story. Mom is responsible.
Posted in: 4-month-old baby found dead in apartment in Osaka
Carolee ThummaAug. 28, 2013 - 06:17AM JST
"We need more people who will work hard to satisfy their greed, not less."
No what we need is a balance, if you feel it's more important to spend time at the office then to spend it with family and friends then YOU do not have balance in your life. It's great to want to work to improve you and your families lives but if you are working 100 hrs a week how much is your family being deprived of your love, attention and RESPECT.
I've never understood 2 things in the "career" world.
NO, IT"S STUPID!
You can't trust someone like that. My mother is having cancer cells removed in 1 week, I do not want some doctor who's working on his 12 surgery in 72hrs working on her. No thank you. And as for the financial workers, human error is expanded when you're up for long hours, please don't screw up with my money or my companies money.
I want people helping me being well rested and of sound mind thank you very much!
I just don't get it. I think we should put families before greed.
Posted in: Bank intern's death raises questions over workaholic race to wealth
Carolee ThummaJul. 31, 2013 - 11:38AM JST
Stop sending them movies...they can't charge a tax on nothing.
Posted in: China owes Hollywood millions after halting payment for films
Carolee ThummaJun. 24, 2013 - 11:24AM JST
pick pick pick...don't worry the bell will ring soon and you can all stop picking on her.
So high school.
Posted in: Kumi Koda sizzles on cover of new CD
Carolee ThummaJun. 24, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
I'm a Maeda fan, acting not singing (I think she sounds a bit like a duck sometimes) but I think the entire AKB and all the other alphabet groups they have are a bit over-used, and over-seen. Sometimes you can't watch or read anything on Japanese music without being banged over the head with them. I actually ignore most of what is written or played now days. I'm a bit burned out by them.
All I can think of with this Jay Z thingie is were they thinking before hand about all the sales numbers they were going to get and just didn't check their facts. Which would be a bit sad for the organization.
Posted in: Billboard chart won't count Jay Z sales from Samsung album deal
Carolee ThummaMay. 17, 2013 - 04:00AM JST
Women have been their own worst enemy for ever. Probably back to when the first cavewoman stole another's caveman because he was strong and brave. Woman will stab their bestfriend/sister/mother in the back to get what they. Granted not every woman, but it happens to women more than men.
I know I'm a woman and I've been paying attention. How many times have you started a fight with your man because you were mad at something else? How many times have you asked your man a question knowing there is no answer and you're going to be pissed no matter what. How many times have you said "I love you" to a man and got pissed because he didn't lie and say it back to you and then you got mad at him for being honest?
Yeppers...we're our own worst enemies.
Posted in: Women have the knives out for their celebrity sisters
Carolee ThummaMar. 28, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
saying Mana-chan is NOT an actress has never seen here in any of the work she has done. The kid is good, no matter what some people think.
Posted in: Rising stars
Carolee ThummaMar. 12, 2013 - 09:48AM JST
Kimuzukashiii and others, you are missing the point of the documentary. It's not about the tsunami and quake, it's about one young woman living her dream, even though it ended sadly, she lived it.
As I was reading this article I thought to myself, how many people are going to bitch about it being about an American, how many aren't going to see what this man is trying to tell with this story. Those who see it as "just another American way to get attention" are just negative people to begin with.
When stories were done about the foreigners who died in 911 by their own countries I don't recall negative remarks. But everytime an American does or says something it's often taken in the negative. That's sad. There are quite a few beautiful Americans too, they are not all "Ugly Americans".
Posted in: Filmmaker Regge Life honors American tsunami victim
Carolee ThummaJan. 04, 2013 - 04:46PM JST
It just seems to me that it's just another excuse for unhappy people to think that "this" is going to make me happy. So many adults who are unhappy with their lives seem to think that if they find a parent who put them up for adoption or now we're talking "sperm & egg donors" that it will automatically make their life "make sense".
Well it doesn't, it makes it more harrowing to find a parent who really doesn't want you in their life to begin with. Okay sometimes a very small amount want to meet the children they gave up, but not sperm or egg donors. They donated and forgot all about it probably. I read a book in the 90's (can't remember the name) written by a woman who searched for her biological parents and found help from a US television show, and when she found them the drama and bullshit (that wasn't shown on tv) was horrible for her. She ended up wishing she had never tried to find that lost family that turned out to be a huge problem in the end for her.
Humans have to find out what makes you happy by themselves, finding the "miracle" family isn't going to do it. And people who tell themselves "I won't feel complete until I know" are kidding themselves.
Posted in: Sperm donor offspring call for privacy law changes
Carolee ThummaNov. 08, 2012 - 11:17AM JST
It doesn't have anything to do with them being US Military men, I'm sorry, you can't use that as an excuse, because rape has been going on in Japan and every other country since the dawn of time. No one one reading this can say that Japanese men don't rape. Don't blame the US, we don't hold the patent on idiots.
The problem is the sentences, hell in some of the Providences if the man apologizes to the girls family, pays them a large fine he can go home the same day of the trial; never serving one day in prison. Makes no sense.
The punishment must fit the crime.
Posted in: Two U.S. sailors indicted for alleged rape in Okinawa
Carolee ThummaOct. 24, 2012 - 10:27AM JST
It's not to hard to figure out, the Japanese music fan base is all about the good looking, girls and guys and even the the song is cute and it's laughing at itself, Psy is not the most handsome guy in the world, and that's what' the Japanese fan base (girls/women) are interested in. Hot sexy men and beautiful fashionable women.
Posted in: Japan's indifference to 'Gangnam Style' riles S Korea
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
The critical question is "Did Obama eat all that was put in front of him"?
Posted in: Dinner is served
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:18AM JST
Bertie -- on the brink of what? Have you compared Japan's recent GDP growth with that…
Posted in: Obama rejects notion that TPP deal is in danger
Dear Group of Warriors Protecting the Nation:
I just watched your video from my bunker here…
Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary
I remember being a virgin was a pretty tough time in my life too.
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:16AM JST
Good Lord, who says it's only the ladies? My wife and I both worked, and I…
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport