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HawkeyeSep. 05, 2014 - 04:41AM JST
Gracery is another japlish sounding word which sounds a lot grocery as in a grocery store
Posted in: Hotel Gracery to open in Tokyo's Kabukicho area
HawkeyeSep. 05, 2014 - 12:41AM JST
Proactive not reactive actions work best
Posted in: U.S., S Korea set up unit to destroy North's nukes if war breaks out
HawkeyeSep. 05, 2014 - 12:36AM JST
Japan consumes a majority of the tuna caught but they don't care about this problem. When the price of tuna skyrockets due to supply verses demand market forces, all you will see is a shift to another type of fish. When the next breed of fish is overfished, the shift will occur again. Human beings don't understand that the oceans are not limitless sources of food
Posted in: Pacific fisheries chief warns tuna stocks dangerously low
HawkeyeAug. 30, 2014 - 06:35PM JST
WWII ended 69 long years ago. Why are people still hounding Japan over this comfort women issue and not making Germany and Germans apologize daily for all its war crimes against Jews? Russia eliminated millions of its own people but no one makes a big deal over it, why? How about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who died since the us invaded Iraq under falsr pretenses. Yes Japan should compensate these comfort women but how about making all the other bad guys out there targets of our rage as well. Heck the Vietnamese should be screaming about all their women who got raped and shot by US soldiers. Japan is no better or worse than any other country that has waged war yet we single them out as being the only bad guys out there who have not owned up and apoligized. Typical hypocritical behavior by more guilty parties to draw attention from themselves and blurr the vision of the world's masses.
Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
HawkeyeAug. 28, 2014 - 09:26PM JST
This type of event no longer surprises me. Police in America use every opportunity to fire their weapons and lots of innocent people die each year. Police are trained on gun ranges to shoot at targets but outside the range they dont seem to be able to point the gun at the right target and are ready to start shooting without regard to bystanders. Same goes for all those car chases that end up with innocent bystanders getting hit by the criminal running from the law. It seems that after all those reality tv shows starring this or that city's police departments started flooding nightly television prime time, police shooting Innocent bystanders Incidents have increased.
Posted in: Police kill TV crew member while filming reality show 'Cops'
HawkeyeAug. 12, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
Just heard and wow my eyes welled up with tears. Robin Williams was probably my all time through the years favorite comedian. Depression is a real illness and powerful emotion that left unchecked can lead to tragic consequences like Robin William's suicide and the grieving family he left behind. RIP Robin, you were great!
Posted in: Actor-comedian Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide
HawkeyeJul. 18, 2014 - 08:50PM JST
The Darwin award goes to Malaysia Airlines for flying over an area where there is a civil war and aircraft are being shot down. What they saved in fuel costs is nothing compared to what Malaysian Airlines is going to pay out after the lawyers for the families of the passengers have their day in court. As they say penny wise and pound foolish
Posted in: Why some airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
HawkeyeJul. 18, 2014 - 07:58PM JST
Don't understand why a commercial flight would take a flight path over an area where both sides are shooting at aircraft. Are commercial aircraft flying over Afghanistan? Seems like an unnecessary risk.
Posted in: Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2014 - 10:51PM JST
Projects like driverless cars will never be realized unless mandated by government. It could save lives, massive amounts of fuel, reduce or stop accidents, Injuries and related deaths but I would only overwhelmingly agree to driverless vehicles if and only if 100% of all vehicles sharing the road are also driverless. You can't mix automation and independant systems that involve people's safety etc. It's all or none. Better yet is to get rid of all personal vehicles and create a world of driverless taxi's that operate on hydrogen fuel cells but unfortunately human beings are too selfish to care about the total picture and we will burn up this lovely world because of personal greed or selfishness
Posted in: Google, Detroit diverge on road map for self-driving cars
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2014 - 12:48AM JST
Japan may not have enough affordable or government subsidised dementia care facilities so most families will keep the family members at home and hope they stay put or a friendly neighbor will bring them back home if they find them out wandering in the streets. My J-wife says in the old days, people would take the elderly out into the mountains and leave them to die of exposure rather than carry the burden of taking care of them at home. Has anyone ever heard about that custom or is my wife just trying to scare me?
Posted in: Imagine 10,000 people with dementia going missing and never being found
HawkeyeJun. 30, 2014 - 11:49AM JST
Is FB run by zuckerberg or did he sell his soul to some 1984ish government agency? Seems the more info that comes out about FB, the more perverse that organization appears. I cancelled my FB account a few months ago after the big stink about 'deep face' surfaced and know lots of folks that are bailing out too. FB's days are numbered, too bad we all made Zuckerberg a gazillionaire so he can keep raping our privacy in the future for his gain.
Posted in: Facebook under fire over secret study
HawkeyeJun. 21, 2014 - 04:24PM JST
How about all the Japanese LDP party members go up into low altitude orbit and act as dust magnets to absorb all the hits from space debris like the modern day samurai warriors they think they are. I think not. Lol.
Posted in: To boldly go ... and clean up space, starting with a can of powdered Pocari Sweat
HawkeyeJun. 21, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
Anyone who has spent any meaningful amount of time in Japan and has any intelligence can easily understand that this type of behaviour is indigenous to Japan. If Japanese women would go on say a month long holiday from work, home duites or putting out if you know what I mean, Japan would collapse. 99.99% of Japanese men I have been associated with over the age of say forty went from sucking their mommy's tits to their wives and could not boil water to make a cup ramen. Its time Japanese men grow up and stop behaving like spoiled brats and act like real men.
Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children
HawkeyeJun. 14, 2014 - 03:20PM JST
So three years ago he had this operation and only now it makes news. On a planet with something like 6 billion beings and 1/2 are women there has to be someone for everyone. He needs to go drop his fishing line in another pond or maybe leave Canada for a warmer climate where stuff does not shrink too much when the mercury drops. Life is too short to spend with a woman who is so shallow anyway.
Posted in: Canadian sues hospital for shortening penis in botched surgery
HawkeyeJun. 09, 2014 - 11:58PM JST
Typical politicians, spend tax payers money, lots of meaningless talk and false promises, nothing gets done, a few years later, tax payers have forgotten and politicians do it all over again. Too much government, too little action. The number of Japanese actually kidnaped by NK is not so high, the people taken had no political, militarily or secret intelligence jobs just ordinary citizens in the wrong place. NK is a country run by mentally unstable politicians and military that think that they have value in the real world. In the grand scheme of things and a 1000 years from now, no one will remember who they are anyway, just a line or two in Wikipedia's archives.
Posted in: Japan envoy to visit U.S. to discuss N Korea
HawkeyeMay. 31, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
It's just like an ankle monitoring bracelet/anklet the police use to keep track of criminals out of jail but under house arrest or on strict supervisional probation. All these high tech toy or smartphone companies monitor your data and send all sorts of it not just back to the software companies but also to intelligence gathering agencies and your a fool to believe otherwise. Welcome to 1984 only fast forward thirty years.
Posted in: Microsoft working on smartwatch: Forbes
HawkeyeMay. 27, 2014 - 10:25AM JST
Glass may break but if handled and stored properly can be passed down through the generations like in europe. Oh yeah, I forgot I'm playing to the generation that buys their furniture at ikea and clothing at uniqlo or target and an antique is someone over 30. Lol
Posted in: Vinyl flower vases all the rage right now in Japan
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2014 - 01:58PM JST
A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage was Herbert Hoover's (gotta love a president with a name synonymous with a cleaning machine) 1928 campaign slogan. Ol' Bill settled for a chick in the office and a general motors hummer. Honestly Monica got a bad rap and should have told Hillary to kiss her tukas.
Posted in: Monica Lewinsky breaks silence on Clinton affair
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2014 - 09:35AM JST
This is not what the US needs, another way to make Muslims around the world angry and target US lives and interests. This is a Nigerian problem and they have plenty of oil dollars or Chinese Yuan to spend on mercenaries to quickly get rid of the Muslim extremists. China has a lot invested in Nigerian oil and natural resources and are strategically staying out of this issue so the Muslims won't target their flow of resources and are smart to let the stupid media grabbing US politicians do the dirty work and look good on the evening news because election time is coming down the road soon. I don't see any media that Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is asking China for help. Probably China told him to call the US since they want all the media attention while China quietly devours natural resources around the world and is putting zillions in Goodluck's Swiss account.
Posted in: Obama says U.S. to help Nigeria find kidnapped girls
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
China's background aide to Nigeria has nothing to do with US forces being sent to Nigeria. If China has so much invested in Nigeria, why doesn't Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan ask his communist buddies for Chinese troops on the ground and physical intervention. China does not want to upset the flow of Nigerian oil and other valuable resources back to China and will let the bleeding heart US politicians control/force the hand of Obama to spend US money and waste lives defending a lost cause in Nigeria. I repeat that this is a Nigerian and African issue. Around the world there are millions of people being kidnapped, tortured (even by the US in secret jails) and dying. The USA needs to spend her money at home first and let the rest of the world fend for themselves or in this case, Nigeria spend their billions of oil dollars on well equipped mercenaries that don't need the publicity and will take care of the Nigerian Muslim factions with no mercy or trials.
Posted in: U.S. urged to act after Boko Haram threatens to sell kidnapped Nigerian girls
Sep. 20, 2014 - 06:55PM JST
Abe hasn't quite figured out that running a country's finances is a lot like flying. Sudden…
Posted in: Gov't downgrades view of economy as Abe promises reform
Sep. 20, 2014 - 06:51PM JST
nigelboy: "Sorry smith. But I simply cannot blame the Japan Hockey Association"
Well, we know YOU…
Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games
Sep. 20, 2014 - 06:45PM JST
Putting ALL the nation's adults on the treadmill and our kids in daycare centres is not…
Posted in: Are women Japan’s saviours?
Sep. 20, 2014 - 06:44PM JST
Interesting article. I wonder how specific the data set is to get such high numbers. Because…
Posted in: Land prices rise in Japan's biggest cities
"Well, how did this happen?"... "I don't know?" "Where did everyone go?"... "I don't know?"
Posted in: Upside down