Disillusioned's past comments

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    Disillusioned

    It's not just about learning to swim. I grew up on the beach in Oz and was a surf lifesaver for twenty years (got the skin cancers to prove it). People have to be educated about the ocean and where they should and shouldn't swim. Most people will head to the areas where there are no waves to swim, which is a huge mistake cos that is where the water is running out. You swim where the waves are cos that is where the water is coming in. Sad state of affairs to see so many water related fatalities in one weekend. 11 people is more than the yearly average for the Gold Coast, which sees huge amounts of people in the water over the summer. Admittedly, there are many more lifesavers and flagged swimming areas, but people still choose to ignore them. I should add though, they are mostly international tourists. I pulled half a dozen people out of the surf while surfing in the three years I lived there. It is not difficult to understand where one should swim. The rule in Oz is, no flags, don't swim!

    Posted in: 11 dead, 2 missing in weekend water-related accidents

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    has so far given no motive.

    What kind of motive could anyone have for slashing a 3 month old baby? Let's just say he is crazy and leave it at that.

    Posted in: 71-year-old man held for slashing 4 family members in Nagano

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    There are two main problems with nuclear power. The first is the waste, of course. Nobody really knows what to do with it. And, the second problem is, the cost of an accident. The Fukushima disaster will end up costing Japan more than it cost to build all of the reactors in the country. Japan has many large rivers, which should be generating hydroelectricity. Japan also has large geothermal areas that should also be producing electricity. Japan only uses 3% alternatives. That means, at present, 97% of Japan's electricity is coming from fossil fuels. That is shameful for a so-called 'developed' country.

    I had to have a little chuckle about the comment stating the environmental impact of hydroelectricity. Have you been to Fukushima lately? Of course you haven't. Hydroelectric power is one of the least environmental impacting forms of power generation. It also creates large water reserves. Yeah, you may lose a valley or two, but there is no CO2 released and it does not produce nuclear waste.

    Posted in: Do you support the restart of nuclear reactors in Japan?

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    Oh yeah, but nuclear power is safe, right?

    Posted in: Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets

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    Disillusioned

    Wow! Flashbacks to that loon that out heads on the school fence posts in Osaka 15 years ago or so. She cut off her head? That's just nuts man!

    Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Sasebo

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    This loon is very creepy, but he didn't really commit any crime. Unfortunately, you can't be charged with intent in Japan. He'll be back stalking teenage girls within the week.

    Posted in: Police arrest man who tried to get 9-year-old girl into his car

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    Well, a resounding "WTF!" to that!

    Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Sasebo

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    Disillusioned

    It's one thing to set up legislation, but making it stick in other countries is another thing. The Japanese system is a great example of stone age mentality. The woman only has to say, "I fear violence!" and that will be the end of it. I live in Japan and have been denied access to my kids by my ex-wife for no reason other than she can. I live 3k away from my kids and cannot see them. I pity anybody that is trying to get so up sort of visitation from another country.

    Posted in: U.S. Congress acts to prevent international child abductions

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    Disillusioned

    After sifting through 30 odd posts I did not find one comment that was true to the issue. A lot if ranting and pointing fingers, but nothing that directly addresses this issue. The point is, Japan DID enslave many thousands of women in many different countries to fill brothels for soldiers. Japan did make an apology and pay 'some' compensation to Korean and Philippine victims. However, these brothels were also present in Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia. The main problem comes from the recent rhetoric being spouted by Japanese politicians, that are totally contradictory of each other. There are statements saying it never happened. There are other statements saying the women volunteered. There are other statements that justify it by stating that other countries did it too. There are other statements saying anything is acceptable during war (which Japan started). This is where Japan has failed. All they have to do is man-up, admit their wrong doings and move on. The more they downplay, justify and deny this issue the more crap they are gonna get for it. The UN is partially right, but their platform is wrong. They should be pushing for Japan to stop the BS and let all of Asia get over it.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    Disillusioned

    For those martyrs claiming their legendary status by not using their air-con, you should know that domestic electricity use accounts for only 20% of electricity consumption. You are putting yourself through the discomfort for no real reason at all, other than being a tosser, of course.

    Posted in: 39 prefectures record highest temperatures so far this year

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    These things are very dangerous! They kill one or two people every year. If you find one you should not kill it cos the release a hormone that attracts the whole colony. This old fella must have upset them pretty badly to sustain multiple bites. It's pretty much the same as any dangerous animal. If you leave them alone they'll leave you alone.

    Posted in: Man dies after being stung by wasps

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    Disillusioned

    These losers are giving pot a bad reputation. This synthetic poop is far worse than real pot and the more incidents that occur involving this synthetic crap the worse it gets for real pot. Real pit is a wonder gruff and treats many illnesses and afflictions. This synthetic crap just sends people crazy!

    Posted in: Reckless driving leaves 3 injured in Osaka; 'dangerous drug' blamed

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    I'm sick of reading about these creepy older guts trying to kidnap children. Last week was a pro that had a silent room set up for his abductee. What the heck is wrong with these people? Don't give me that crap about it happening all over the world. It has a special sickness to it in Japan. Possibly, the recent ban on child porn will change it, but I doubt if!

    Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba

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    Disillusioned

    Gees! So the paparazzi have caught up,with her and injured her in the process? I hope she is ok. I also hope she sues the report starved fools for millions of yen! These injuries will stop her taking up her new post at Royal Host!

    Posted in: NHK apologizes to Obokata after she is injured while fleeing reporters

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    Disillusioned

    Wow! Let me get the Valium! It's the middle of summer and most prefectures have recorded the highest temps THIS YEAR! I am beside myself with astonishment! FFS, find some news that is worth reporting!

    Posted in: 39 prefectures record highest temperatures so far this year

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    More smoke and mirrors Abenomics! These clowns really need to be careful. The scenario of a runaway inflation is very real and has the potential to send Japan broke. Their economic policies are false and will not work, simply because the markets they are relying on to lift the economy do not exists anymore. These stone-headed old cronies are living in the past and will run the Japanese economy into the ground.

    Posted in: Japan's consumer inflation eases in June

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    Disillusioned

    The answer is not compensation! The answer is for these old right-wing crony politicians to shut their mouths and stop trying to downplay and/or justify the events of Japan's colonial rule in Asia over the first half of last century.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    reckless - Time for Japan to raise the middle finger to nosy outsiders!

    Bwahahaha! That's exactly what Japan has been doing for centuries and their political, economical and cultural isolation is the result!

    Posted in: Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief

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    The misogyny issue is not the only issue holding back Japanese business and economic evolution. The sempai business culture is a far worse handicap and keeping Japanese business a generation behind the rest of the modern world.

    Posted in: Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief

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    Disillusioned

    Nuclear once supplied more than one quarter of the resource-poor country’s energy.

    That's not right! Japan doesn't lack resources. It lacks imagination. It's sits on a never ending supply of geothermal energy that is not utilized. Japan only uses 3% alternative energy, which is about the same as most third world countries. Wake up Japan!

    Posted in: Japan's trade deficit surges to Y822.2 bil in June

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