Frungy's past comments

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    Frungy

    At one point she came down with a fever and asked for a day off. Nothing doing!

    ... and now we know the real source of Japan's food safety problems. It isn't dodgy chicken from China, it is the fact that Japanese companies make sick employees come in to handle your food.

    Next time you see a sick employee ask to see the manager and tell them that it is unacceptable to have a sick employee in the office, and that it isn't the employee's fault, it is the MANAGER's fault for letting it happen.

    Posted in: 'Black companies' getting worse

  • -1

    Frungy

    turbotsatDec. 21, 2014 - 05:43AM JST

    Frungy: ... when you start espousing the same philosophy as Apartheid and the Jim Crow laws I think you're pretty much automatically on the wrong side of any debate.
    

    I guess you are not posting from Mosul, or any of the other cities occupied by ISIS.

    So your response to advocating failed racist policies is... well, incomprehensible and irrelevant.

    Posted in: How do you successfully end wars?

  • 0

    Frungy

    BertieWoosterDec. 20, 2014 - 07:09PM JST turbosat, How about doing exactly as you suggest in the United States? It needs it.

    They tried it. Google "Jim Crow".

    Posted in: How do you successfully end wars?

  • 0

    Frungy

    turbotsatDec. 20, 2014 - 03:46PM JST Disarm, unmix, and segregate populations under postwar occupation if it looks like they cannot coexist, and fund, monitor, and control the newly-segregated populations. Should have split Iraq up into Sunni, Shiite, Kurdish, and smaller regions (for the smaller ethnic groups).

    ... when you start espousing the same philosophy as Apartheid and the Jim Crow laws I think you're pretty much automatically on the wrong side of any debate.

    Posted in: How do you successfully end wars?

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    Frungy

    lucabrasiDec. 20, 2014 - 10:06AM JST @Frungy "Osama", right? ; )

    Obama sent troops after Osama or was it the other way around... sheesh, there should be more than one letter separating the two.

    Posted in: How do you successfully end wars?

  • 1

    Frungy

    ... the entire idea of treating dogs like puppy factories is repulsive. You wouldn't do it to a human woman, "Hi Honey, I married you so you can pump out a baby every 12 months until your body is too ruined to to have any more!".

    Treating animals like little money making factories is unethical. Nobody should be doing this as a business, and only "casual" breeders should be allowed (i.e. owners who happen to have a purebred that they want to breed), with strict rules that state the maximum number of litters that a dog can have in every year, and the maximum number of animals a "casual" breeder can own at a time (I'd say 4, excluding puppies).

    Posted in: Many breeders started their business without careful consideration, and are in trouble when they decide to close down because they do not know what to do about the dogs they bred.

  • -2

    Frungy

    We need a paradigm shift in terms of what constitutes "war". Personally I'm in favor the top elected officials being locked in a large cage with an assortment of weapons (I suggest "sporks" of various sizes) and making them fight it out.

    For once I'm actually going to praise something the U.S. did. Note the date in your calenders, because this doesn't happen very often.

    They sent a special operations team to find Obama. They found him and executed him. That's the way to fight a war.

    You identify the top person and kill them, preferably with no other casualties. You repeat this until no-one else is prepared to step into the top seat and they get the idea that anyone who steps into that seat and orders hostilities against another nation IS going to die.

    The problem with old-fashioned wars is that it is easy for a president/prime minister somewhere to send poor young men and women into combat, because the President/Prime Minister knows that they'll be safe in a bunker somewhere away from the action.

    If they know that they're signing their own death warrant I think you'll find world leaders MUCH less willing to give the order to go to war, and FAR more willing to sit down and have a chat about the issue and compromise.

    Posted in: How do you successfully end wars?

  • 1

    Frungy

    inverseDec. 18, 2014 - 10:15PM JST Honestly this happens all the time though. Ladies, you know what I mean. Wear a bra long enough and it's bound to happen. Fortunately some of the more quality bra makers know about this little problem and put a drop of acrylic coating on the ends of the underwire so it doesn't stab you in the boob.

    Exactly. This is what I was referring to, "capping" the ends of the wires. Cost? Maybe 1 yen. Value to customers? Priceless! ... not doing it? Amazingly poor customer service and quality control.

    Posted in: Over 20,000 bras recalled due to injury fears

  • 15

    Frungy

    This article is hilarious.

    However, barring unforeseen circumstances, the new jets would not require much heavy maintenance until five years after their delivery

    So they've bought these fighter planes, which will only really be useful in war time (and no, they won't be used for reconnaissance since drones and satellites do a much better job at a fraction of the cost) ... but if a war happens they'll be out of commission for 8 times longer because South Korea's is too dumb to realise that this will effectively nullify any advantage of having these fighters if they make a dozen combat flights then have to spend 2 weeks on a carrier going to Australia when they could instead fly for in a morning to Japan, get maintained and be sent back in a couple of days.

    ... mind-bogglingly idiotic. Spending billions on these planes and then completely neutralising their effectiveness all for the sake of ego.

    Posted in: S Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia

  • -4

    Frungy

    5,600 to 6,200 yen? And still quality defects? ... honestly this is pure and utter greed. You can make four bras from a 1m x 60cm piece of fabric plus some clasps and an underwire. They're easily making profits of about 100 to 200 times the cost of the materials, and they still can't be bothered to properly seal and cap the ends of the underwires? There is simply no excuse for using substandard materials in making bras apart from rampant greed.

    Disgraceful.

    Posted in: Over 20,000 bras recalled due to injury fears

  • -1

    Frungy

    ... Are there even any potatoes in McDonalds "French fries"? I ask because they are not actually solid potato, being made of some sort of reconstituted starch with a stabilizer added. The label doesn't say fried potatoes. Have you ever seen an "eye" or other natural potato shape in your McDonalds French fry?

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan rations french fries due to strikes on U.S. West Coast

  • 2

    Frungy

    With Japan's shrinking population? Congratulate them on their devotion to a difficult and dangerous patriotic duty!!

    Posted in: How do you feel about couples who get amorous in public places?

  • 1

    Frungy

    Alphaape - tribes? The Sambia and Etero tribes just to mention two of hundreds. Civilisations? The Greeks and Romans. Not to mention many Indian cultures. The entire idea of homosexuality as wrong is a decidedly Judeo-Christian concept. If anyone is practicing bad social science here then it is you.

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

  • -1

    Frungy

    AlphaapeDec. 15, 2014 - 08:53AM JST @ Frungy: You are a bit off in your comments.

    Your inability to understand does not mean that the other person has made a mistake.

    If a gay couple doesn't have kids, what makes you think that their brothers/sisters children will take care of them in their old age?

    You're focusing on the last couple of hundred years of human society. Evolution doesn't work that fast. For a period about a thousand times longer we have lived in family and clan groups where the elderly (elderly in those times meaning over 40) were taken care of by the group.

    What if they are an only child, then according to your hypothosis, either they will have no one to take care of them, or they will just wither away and die off with no support.

    Again, in a tribe this would be unlikely.

    Also, as we have seen here in JT in cases where children are killing off their elderly parents because they can't bear the burden of supporting them furhter, then why do you think that these nieces/nephews, cousins, etc would want to take care of someone else even though they may be related are not their parents.

    In modern society? No, because we have become an incredibly selfish society. For the vast majority of our evolution? Probably.

    Yes their DNA is contained in their relatives children, but not their unique strand of DNA. It may be a case where one sibling is a carrier of a certain gene while the other sibling is not, and this gene could have the potential to protect them from some disease or ailment. If the gay relative does not recreate and possibly have this gene carried on through their bloodline, then future generations could miss out on this gene. Of course the same could be said of a negative trait that certain genes can carry.

    Evolution works on averages. If, on average over many generations, a trait makes a group more likely to reproduce and survive to reproduce again then it will become more prevalent. If it doesn't then it won't. Unless this disease is a significant selection factor (like sickle cell anemia in malaria areas) then it won't matter. Yes, we might, possibly, perhaps miss out on a rare gene mutation that might, possibly perhaps help the tribe at some point, but on average having an extra pair of hands around that won't produce extra children to burden the tribe is a much surer advantage to the group under a wider range of circumstances.

    I personally don't care what two adults do. What I have an issue with is if I don't agree to it, doesn't mean tht I am anti-gay. It's just not for me and will not willing participate. That doesn't mean I can discriminate against them, but at the same time that doesn't mean I have to fully support their lifestyle. They (the militant activist) need to understand that.

    Personally I don't care if you do, or do not, actively support homosexuals. Where I get tetchy is when people propose bad science as a means of justifying their prejudice... and I really couldn't tell you if it is the prejudice or the bad science that irritates me more.

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

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    Frungy

    hokkaidoguyDec. 15, 2014 - 12:46AM JST a third and far more likely option is that you misunderstood what was said to you.

    In English? By an almost fluent Professor of English? No, that isn't likely.

    Posted in: LDP set for big win despite low voter turnout

  • -4

    Frungy

    I'm afraid that those commenting above are incorrect. I have not misunderstood. I was misinformed by a Japanese native who was in possession of one of these slips of paper.

    Is it possible that rather than this Japanese native being wrong, that instead the system may be different from place to place in Japan? I don't see that there was any benefit for him in misinforming me. A more logical answer is that the system (like so many systems in Japan) is different from prefecture to prefecture.

    Posted in: LDP set for big win despite low voter turnout

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    Frungy

    T_rexmaxytimeDec. 14, 2014 - 06:42PM JST I think people are born gay so as a society we should accept that. But from natural selection point of view, gays are not normal because they are not wired to give birth to an offspring.

    I think your understanding of evolution is very weak. Homosexuality is very normal in a wide range of species. The reason it has been a successful adaptive strategy is because humans reproduce quite efficiently enough, and a small percentage of individuals who choose not to reproduce is actually a benefit for any tribe. They contribute to the family's resources without producing more children who need supporting, and in their old age they're protected and cared for by the family as a whole. Their DNA is contained in their brothers' and sisters' children, and so even if they have no children their genes are being passed on.

    If anything the problem is not with nature or evolution, but rather with the increasingly selfish nature of society where people are quite happy to accept the inheritance money from elderly childless relatives, but do not want to support them in their final years unless there's a prearranged pay-off.

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

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    Frungy

    tinawatanabeDec. 14, 2014 - 06:23PM JST John Galt, There is no such thing as registered voters in Japan's election. All J nationals are voters.

    I'm afraid you're incorrect. In Japan you have to register your intention to vote before the election and are issued with a little printed voting slip at your city hall that verifies your voting area, and that your information is in order. Without this little slip of paper you cannot vote. I know this because a colleague of mine dropped his and explained the system to me.

    If you do not have a permanent address you cannot vote. That means that homeless Japanese citizens cannot vote.

    If you do not have the time to go down to register to vote (during working hours) you cannot vote. This means that for working Japanese it means twice the amount of time off work, so it puts another barrier in the way of the employed voting.

    If you have recently move residence, or your paperwork is not entirely in order at the City Hall you may also be denied the right to one of these slips of paper and therefore be ineligible to vote.

    Clearly YOU, Ms. Watanabe, do not vote or you would have been aware of this requirement.

    Posted in: LDP set for big win despite low voter turnout

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    Frungy

    Leonie DaviesDec. 14, 2014 - 04:02PM JST I do not believe you are serious! There is no reputable research indicating adult porn reduces rapes!

    ... You are mistaken. If you want proof of concept then look at Europe, where adult porn is freely available and rape rates are very low, the USA where the rape rate is higher in states where pornography is restricted, and finally fundamentalist Muslim countries where pornography is strictly prohibited and the rape rates are sky-high (where reliable figures can be obtained, because it is hugely under-reported since it is so common that it is barely viewed as a crime).

    Connect the dots.

    Posted in: No. of kidnappings involving children under 13 exceeds 100 for first time in 9 years

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    Frungy

    turbotsatDec. 14, 2014 - 10:57AM JST

    Why should an urban hipster bother to go to the polls if he's got to bring 4 of his friends to match one elderly farmer?

    So in other words, "No", they haven't fixed the problems that made the last elections unconstitutional and undemocratic.

    This is Abe trying to confirm his position by the same unconstitutional, undemocratic and flawed process that put him in power in the first place.

    Posted in: Unenthusiastic voters ready to say yes to Abe

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