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CrazyJoeAug. 02, 2015 - 08:58PM JST
Trying to assess the historical significance of Emperor Hirohito's 60-year reign has always placed the Japanese in a delicate but undeniable quandary. Since the end of World War II, many Japanese have accepted the vogue of dismissing Hirohito as a mere figurehead whose role was more of a pawn's than a king's in the chess game of 20thcentury history. More traditional thinkers have opposed that trend, seeking to attribute a deeper significance to the emperor's admittedly limited powers. The problem with the latter train of thought is that it makes it difficult for traditionalists not to lay a portion of the blame for the catastrophe of World War II on Hirohito's doorstep.
Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech
CrazyJoeAug. 02, 2015 - 07:05PM JST
This story is insightful so sad. Palmer and similar psychopathic killers are vile beyond words but the locals who lure the animals off the preserve are perhaps even more detestable (if that's possible.) They enrich themselves at the expense of many hard working people who manage the preserve. What a bunch of jerks. I hope they get tossed in a dark cell for a long long time.
Posted in: Conflicting reports over killing of Cecil the lion's 'brother'
CrazyJoeAug. 02, 2015 - 06:57PM JST
The TPP is nothing short of an international corporate coup des lois that will impose corporate rule on the United States. It is fundamentally un-American. Bottom Line: It's basically a race to the bottom for the 99%.
Posted in: Pacific trade talks fail to clinch TPP deal
CrazyJoeAug. 02, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
Hillary is going to kick Republican rump. And she will be the Golda Meir of US policy. And she will cackle her way into reelection.
Posted in: Hillary Clinton healthy, quite wealthy: campaign statements
CrazyJoeAug. 02, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
The Taliban was created, funded, trained and controlled as a proxy for the Pakistan Army by the ISI. (intelligence service of Pakistan). The sad part is that this idiotic self-delusion has cost the lives of thousands of our sons and daughters in uniform. Sickening.
Posted in: New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 07:18PM JST
I hope justice is served.
Posted in: Japan police arrest Mt. Gox CEO over loss of Bitcoins: media
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 07:16PM JST
The TPP is not about trade, but about the giving away the sovereignty of the United States and the individual states to fascist corporations, capitalism on steroids. Yes, the New World Order will destroy American jobs and American salaries. We have lost over 65,000 factories since NAFTA.
Posted in: Pacific trade ministers announce progress in Hawaii talks
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
That ship has sailed.
Posted in: 3 former TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
"The two-meter (six-foot) long piece of wreckage, known as a flaperon, has been sent to France for analysis." I think the flaperons of all the other Boeing 777s in the world are currently accounted for.
Posted in: 'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 08:29AM JST
Who on earth is naive enough to think that allies don't spy on one another? This is not news. It's never been news. It's always been common sense to know what everyone---not just some---is doing, thinking and planning. This organization that claims to foster transparency, has become one of the most opaque and secretive media entities in the world.
Posted in: WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 08:17AM JST
Some nutcase working his way up to killing a human being.
Posted in: More decapitated cats found in Kobe
CrazyJoeAug. 01, 2015 - 07:34AM JST
The world would be better off without ultra-conservative religious extremists and the harm that they cause, and it doesn't matter the religion – be they ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslim jihadists, or far-right Christians. They’re all one in the same and not a dime's worth of difference between them, always trying to impose their version of the "one true faith" on those around them.
Posted in: Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
CrazyJoeJul. 31, 2015 - 05:52PM JST
The Dayton Accords should have taught us that negotiations in luxurious Alpine hotels and 5-star tropical beachfront resorts tend to drag on and on and on and on...whereas conferences in airplane hangers in dull Midwestern cities are promptly and successfully concluded!
Posted in: Pacific trade negotiators chase elusive final deal in tough talks
CrazyJoeJul. 31, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
No doubt El Chapo is in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, where Obama and the Democrat Party gleefully welcome ILLEGAL immigrants to sneak in, get settled in, and then go kill some US citizens. Si Se Puede!
Posted in: Mexico issues warrant for extradition of escaped 'El Chapo'
CrazyJoeJul. 31, 2015 - 08:18AM JST
The two most populous countries, both nuclear armed, sharing a common border and diminishing resources, in particular water. Why does this not make me feel warm and fuzzy?
Posted in: India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
CrazyJoeJul. 31, 2015 - 08:03AM JST
Expected I guess, with Japan and the U.S. performing drills with India and soon to include several other states in the area, this is the normal response though the disparity of their fleets would be an issue not to mention the eternal mistrust Russia has always felt for China.
Posted in: China, Russia to hold military drills in Sea of Japan
CrazyJoeJul. 31, 2015 - 07:42AM JST
The real issue is that ALL people, whomever they love or have sex with, should be entitled to full equality under the law--exactly as the Constitution promises.
Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships
CrazyJoeJul. 30, 2015 - 07:11PM JST
No wonder I didn't get a Christmas card from him last year.
Posted in: Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
CrazyJoeJul. 30, 2015 - 06:50PM JST
This Tub of Lard with the juvenile haircut to match his juvenile delinquents demeanor is completely delusional.
Posted in: Speculation grows of looming N. Korea rocket test
CrazyJoeJul. 30, 2015 - 05:27PM JST
For anyone (like me) who didn't know of the top of their head where the island of Reunion is, it's about 500 miles (give or take) due East of about the mid-point (North-to-South) of Madagascar (that big island off the East coast of the African continent. Reunion is along the Western extent of the Indian Ocean.
Posted in: Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link
Aug. 03, 2015 - 07:17AM JST
Re comments critical of the atomic bombings made by Americans like Eisenhower, Stimson, and Leahy--context matters.…
Aug. 03, 2015 - 07:05AM JST
It's a good place if you have tons of money.
Posted in: Is Japan a good place to raise children?
Aug. 03, 2015 - 06:55AM JST
I find Hetalia very funny and interesting. :)
Posted in: Countries become anime characters in musical
Aug. 03, 2015 - 06:54AM JST
This reminds me of how money is the only thing that keeps me from having a…
Posted in: Ginza monk
Aug. 03, 2015 - 06:49AM JST
“It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing . . . to use the…