Farmboy's past comments

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    Farmboy

    The Nanking massacre happened, and the sex slave issue happened. Japanese politicians who deny or make light of these events, and there are a few, are not doing anyone any favors.

    That said, China is using these events now to build hatred and to justify its current expansionary goals. Moving toward an antagonistic or warlike relationship with Japan is not doing anyone any good either.

    Make peace and make money. It's a better path.

    Posted in: China wraps up anti-Japan propaganda campaign

  • 3

    Farmboy

    They also used special paint to coat the Hello Kitty mascot to protect it from UV rays, cosmic rays and vacuum space.

    What a relief! Imagine if she came back with a tan... it just wouldn't do...

    Posted in: Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

  • 1

    Farmboy

    JoeBigs,

    Your argument is that because there are sick and twisted people in the world, we should all become sick and twisted. Also, in your world, if one isn't sick and twisted, one is a Liberal, which you define as a clueless, but well-meaning and charitable person.

    I think Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Atheism would be in agreement in rejecting your first idea, and Conservatives would be annoyed at your shallow depiction of their own position in your second.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

  • 1

    Farmboy

    The China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan (CFDC)

    Lucabrasi might be right that it's a poor translation. It's also very clunky as the title of an organization.. How about the Chinese Organization of Legitimate Demands (COLD), or the Chinese Organization of Wartime Export Recovery (COWER)?

    Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact

  • 1

    Farmboy

    The world needs to start acting like monsters if they want to put those Islamic extremist monsters back in their cages.

    If that is the depth of your civilization, then you have no civilization, and you are no better than those you are fighting. Becoming like "the bad guys" only works for World Wrestling Federation events.... well, okay, it sometimes works in junior high school, too.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

  • -1

    Farmboy

    Yes, but we all need to go retro. World peace .... there are a couple of words we hardly hear anymore, except in the context of a post enemy-smushing situation ... that's a problem, because until you can envision it, it can't happen.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

  • 1

    Farmboy

    Well, you know, China not only owns the Senkakus and Okinawa, it also owns the USA. http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/did-the-chinese-discover-america

    So ... those "political tensions" they're talking about are the delusions that the US and Japan actually own their own countries. Relax, relax, don't worry... we'll take care of everything, and you won't have to anymore.

    Oh, and it's the same for Vietnam, Philippines, and everywhere else in the world. The only claims that are valid are historical claims from the time frames that the Chinese choose... Don't worry. Be happy.

    Posted in: China urges Japan to ease political tensions in informal meeting

  • 3

    Farmboy

    You know, most of the hacking I've heard about, the stuff that really causes problems is not the hacking of individual passwords. It's hacking into servers where lots of passwords are stored. As such, beyond a certain reasonable point, making your password more complicated is not really going to help your security, because the hackers will have your password, whether it's easy or difficult.

    Posted in: 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords

  • 1

    Farmboy

    China has owned the world since ancient times. It is just going to quietly remind the current occupants in subdivisions called "other countries" that the lease is up. This isn't aggression, mind you, it's maintenance.

    Posted in: China says it will defend its interests in South China Sea

  • 0

    Farmboy

    I was never very good at figuring out easy stuff, like "cousin once removed," so this stuff is way beyond me.

    Posted in: Japanese businessman fathered 13 surrogate babies in Thailand

  • 9

    Farmboy

    “He is the father of 13 surrogate babies

    Isn't he just the real father of 13 babies?

    Posted in: Japanese businessman fathered 13 surrogate babies in Thailand

  • -1

    Farmboy

    "Many children can get a gun quicker than they can get a book out of the library."

    Texas is ranked last or pretty close to it in literacy, so even if they got that book, well, you know, there's always the movies.

    Posted in: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin

  • 0

    Farmboy

    “I completely support humanitarian aid as well as the use of air power,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted after Obama’s announcement. “However the actions announced tonight will not turn the tide of battle.”

    Graham might be correct, for once, but what is the solution? More troops forever? Make Iraq the 51st state? Hire Al Qaeda in Iraq to fight them?

    Posted in: U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq 'genocide'

  • 3

    Farmboy

    It's a felony in the states to leave a loaded weapon where a child can have access to it.

    I think it's just in some states (28?), and I don't think it's usually a felony.

    http://smartgunlaws.org/child-access-prevention-policy-summary/

    However, this is Texas, which is its own country. It will probably deal with the problem by offering gun safety classes to first graders or something.

    Posted in: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin

  • 3

    Farmboy

    Well, at least this is better - giving rather than taking.

    Posted in: Wakayama man arrested for attaching underwear to cars of women he doesn’t know

  • 0

    Farmboy

    M3M3M3,

    Looks like they did get it banned in Massachussets, right after the ruling I mentioned, where the guy who was doing this went free. Evidently, as you said, with the desire not to restrict normal photography, the wording was tricky, but they did manage to get the job done.

    http://news.yahoo.com/ruling-massachusetts-bans-upskirt-photos-164436809.html

    Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station

  • -3

    Farmboy

    I know there have been some court cases in the US (Massachusetts) recently about this, and it was decided that upskirt videos were legal. Some people want to change the law so that it becomes illegal. The crux of the argument was that if body parts are covered, and it is in a public place, then it is not illegal, but I really think this is missing the point, which is the right of the woman to privacy. People have the expectation, when they are in public, of not having their undergarments photographed.

    If someone gives permission, go to a room and do what you want, but out in public, if someone photographs a woman's private areas against her will, especially touching her the way this guy did, I think he deserves some jail time and a fine at the very least.

    Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station

  • -4

    Farmboy

    Taking upskirt photos is not proof that a man that is abnormal or even a pervert. Its just proof that he violated laws and social rules to get what near every man wants.

    "What every man wants" is readily available, especially in Japan. This guy prefers a picture of the clothing that covers what every man wants because he's such a dweeb. He especially wants to take pictures of someone who has not invited him to do so, so yes, he has violated laws and social rules, but he is also a pervert with a capital P. They ought to post his picture at nearby train stations on the Dweeb board, and issue paintball guns to female victims to tag him.

    Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station

  • 1

    Farmboy

    What a dweeb! And then the woman chased him and caught him. If he were in the US, the teasing from fellow soldiers would be worse than any fines or jail time, but here they'll be asking him what kind of camera he prefers. Where is ijime when we really need it?

    Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station

  • 0

    Farmboy

    The vast utility said it now wants to start pumping out the underground water, purify it with a state-of-the-art cleaning system and then release it back into the ocean.

    Is this the same state-of-the-art cleaning system that hasn't worked properly yet? Or is it this one?:

    http://rt.com/usa/165148-fukushima-radioactive-water-filter-company/

    Posted in: Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan

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