GW's past comments

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    GW

    It was patently obvious for most people in the WORLD that the Iraq war was a STUPID mistake from the get go! Sure saddam was no good, but Iraq is much worse now. chaney & Rumsfeld should be in jail cells in the Hauge now!

    I feel sorry for the men/women in the US forces that died, were injured & the mentally traumatized. And especially for the many Iraq people who paid & continue to pay the highest price.

    Iraq was/is such a colossal mistake, anyone who cant see that needs help seeing the obvious!

    Posted in: Veterans frustrated by U.S. presidential debate on Iraq war

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    GW

    Thanks primarily to the fact that Monsanto doesn't have a strong presence here.

    BB, just because farms are small here doesn't mean they don't use much chemical, just saying!!

    Pears here for example are sprayed a LOT upwards to around 30times a season for mold & insects! No wonder Japanese don't eat the skin on may fruits etc!!!

    Posted in: Organic food rarely found on Japan’s tables

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    GW

    Typical, do a bunch of vague silly things with little likely affect, and that music.......terrible!!

    Posted in: Shin-Koiwa Station going all out to prevent human injury and death

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    GW

    This is a good move in preparation for the time the eccentric Korean president goes. She should have become a historian rather than a politican. It is a mistake that people judge the things of the past by the present yardstick. We cannot place ourselves in the environment of the past and experience it. There was a different tendency of the time and people believed it was right at that time.

    Haha perhaps Japan shud try acknowledging a little HISTORY & then comprehend it for starters! That wud go a long way to patching things up, not likely to happen though especially when the PMs wife is poking around yasukuni eh!!

    Posted in: Japan, S Korea finance ministers resume talks

  • 4

    GW

    Wow Japan must be happy! It gets to chase China's tail some more & will get the opportunity to play with LOTS of concrete, don't get much better than that in Japan, h'mmmmmmmmmmmmm concrete!!!

    Posted in: Japan to give Y55 bil to Pacific island nations to fight climate change

  • 1

    GW

    Spring must be late in Tokyo, my azaleas flowers are long gone!

    Posted in: Full bloom

  • 0

    GW

    More slow poison, no thx!

    Posted in: Pepsi Strong

  • 0

    GW

    I think permanent residents are supposed to pay taxes on their global incomes.

    This exit tax is extremely discriminatory, if you have already paid taxes on the income in Japan they should leave you the hell alone! Whats next are we going to have to apply for passports each time we want to travel!!

    Its getting scary how much control govts are wanting over us mere pee ons! The future is going to be scary, luckily I will be dead or close enough to give a %$#^ I hope!

    Posted in: Don’t forget to tip the doorman - Japan’s new exit tax

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    GW

    My first exposure to the Taiji slaughter of dolphins was in a Time Life book in the 60s when I was a kid, the pictures of dead & dying dolphins, a few fishermen & the water all red as the reddest tomato.........

    And to think still to this day nothing has changed, I may have to question the theory of evolution!

    Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on

  • 2

    GW

    Japan slow & late as usual, same with the general business environment, tourism, overseas aid, education of Japanese overseas. declining birthrates, work/life balance etc etc

    Japan is always reacting instead of thinking, isn't chasing China's tail embarrassing for you Japan, its embarrassing for me to watch!

    Japan as usual is decades late wrt to the outside world, same problem many once strong J-companies that are now struggling big time, very little good news out of these isles, tons of grim stuff though!

    Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

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    GW

    I even do the jidouhanbaiki coffee machines in the SAs/PAs on the expressway, the ones where you can see the machine grinding and making your coffee!

    Yeah but do you dance to the music while waiting for the brew, THATS the question! My wife hates it when I start to get down to that music LOL!!!

    Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan

  • 0

    GW

    I drink my coffee at home in the morning, occasionally at a bread shop I frequent so they offer me one on the house all the time!

    No need for starbucks or any other chain really, mostly a waste of money

    Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan

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    GW

    I have no problem with this as long fuel/oil & nasty bits are removed first.

    Poaching has always been a problem in SE Asia & elsewhere. Seize the boats & send crews back home COLLECT, seems reasonable

    Posted in: Indonesia sinks foreign boats to deter illegal fishing

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    GW

    According to court documents, a man identified as Edward Mark met Kawada in Japan last November and asked him to travel to Macau, for which Mark paid for his tickets and accommodations and gave him $500 in travel expenses

    So........either Kawada is lying or he is incredibly STUPID! Either way he deserves time by the sounds of it

    Posted in: Japanese grandfather gets life in prison in Indonesia drug case

  • 0

    GW

    So many delinquent property owners in this country its crazy, millions of unsafe building all over the place!

    If owners don't keep their properties in decent shape they should be warned, then fined, then confiscated & made to pay for repairs or demolishing.

    Then put the lots on auction starting at Y1000, offer deals on getting water, etc hooked up, then $$ would start moving around & economic activity taking place, right now there is simple too much rot, rot rot!

    Posted in: The number of unused and abandoned vacant houses is high enough to impede efforts to stimulate communities.

  • 1

    GW

    John-san,

    Good list however several are NOT objects.

    Sensei258,

    Yeah Lucille........ the thing BB did with Lucille over the years, very very worthy!

    Posted in: If you had to pick 10 objects that would go on a history of the world list, which 10 items would you pick?

  • 7

    GW

    What a SICK SICK joke & we are only getting started with all this Olympic BS!

    I distinctly remember the bid saying they had TONS of $$$$$$$$$$ sitting waiting, boy was that ever a lie!

    Masuzoe-san THANK YOU for lambasting these A-holes!

    Tokyo 2020 another disaster in the making, another embarrassing day to be living in Japan!

    Posted in: Masuzoe fumes over Olympic stadium demands by gov't

  • 0

    GW

    This stuff is insane, what Japan needs is a few useful by-laws & enforce them!

    That would CLEAR up the mess long before this insanity we see today!

    Its awful how property owners here can just let things literally rot & pile up %$%$^ all over the place, Japan would be a lot cleaner place with a few bits of commonsense but as usual that is often in precious short supply country wide!

    Posted in: Nagoya 'rubbish house' resident may boast mother of all messes

  • 10

    GW

    If abe has any balls(very un-likely!!) in Aug he will come out & FULLY endorse BOTH Murayama-san & the Kono-san apologies! He will announce they have become OFFICIAL in Japan!

    After announcing this & adding more about the sex slaves(truth this time!! NOT BS!), THEN he will add about Japan's 70yrs of peace since WWII etc.

    Yeah I know a pipe dream, HOWEVER the above is EXACTLY whats needed this Aug, will abe deliver

    Sadly I cant see him doing so, I cant see him doing right. If him just mumbles a bit under his breath Japan will have lost its greatest chance to break free of its pathetic stances on WWII etc

    So Japan what will YOU do!?!?!?!

    Please I BEG you, prove me wrong! I would love to be wrong!

    Posted in: Murayama urges Abe to follow his lead on war apology

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