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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
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2014 - 06:57AM JST
This is a Nigerian and African problem. The US does not need to be involved. Only thing that US involvement will create by stirring up another Muslim faction is more Muslim factions to waste time on. Let Nigeria, an oil rich country spend some of her billions of dollars of oil money on some kick ass mercenaries. The US needs to fix things at home first and let the rest of the world fight their own battles. Why not ask Russia or China for help?? They won't do anything because they are smarter than the USA and don't want more Muslim problems are home.
HawkeyeMay. 07, 2014 - 06:50AM JST
HA HA. 93,000 Yen, what's that, about US$1000. A bully in an American elementary school takes in more than that on a bad week. Come on JT, find us more important news to waste our time posting about, LOL.
Posted in: Man robs convenience store in Saitama
HawkeyeMay. 06, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
People that take up more space than what a standard sized airplane seat will fit should be made to buy two or more seats. When Sumo wrestlers fly, I bet they don't just buy one seat, they probably but the whole row so why not have the obese pay for the space they use too. Maybe a pay by the kilo/pound should be implemented just like when you have more than a certain weight of baggage you must pay extra. Also make the overhead bins really small so you can only carry small stuff and not your entire belongings. This would make planes faster to load and unload therefore reducing flight delays.
There should also be dress codes on flights. Passengers should be made to wear shirts with sleeves, trousers, socks and closed shoes, why because In the US, people will wear just about anything and many times you have to sit next to some overweight guy with a sleeveless t-shirt and hairy armpits which is gross and unsanitary.
Posted in: Should overweight people flying economy class be required to pay for an extra seat?
HawkeyeMay. 03, 2014 - 03:30PM JST
If that volcano in the Philippines blows again after the US builds a new base, it would cost billions of US dollars to clean it up. Bad idea, build the base elsewhere or how about not building one or more overseas and spend those/my tax dollars at home fixing the bridges and roads across the USA. No stop that idea, that would be unamerican to want to fix america first instead of sticking our noses in another country's business.
Posted in: Philippines to offer renewed U.S. military use of Subic
HawkeyeMay. 03, 2014 - 03:20PM JST
Bored and wasting a few minutes looking through the JT articles and saw this one. This is obviously a big problem for the US swine industry and it's overseas consumers or customers. I love minced pork mabo dofu and this has put a kabosh on that for a while kinda like when I saw a documentary film about poultry farms and processing plants. Took me a few years to eat chicken nuggets again.
The part about the ban on pig sperm exports piqued my interest so I googled it and low and behold it's for sale on web sites like prizepigs dot you know what. They even have links to meet our staff with names, job duties and staff photographs. Bet those folks have some interesting conversations around the water cooler at break time. Just when I thought facebook was invading too much into my innerspace I realized that the boys at prizepigs have me hogtied. Lol.
Posted in: France to ban pigs and byproducts from N America, Japan over virus
Aug. 20, 2014 - 03:48PM JST
It is the same thing done by hamas as a display of toughness and endurance
Posted in: Ice Bucket Challenge
Aug. 20, 2014 - 03:47PM JST
If casinos legalised in Japan i don't think they will introduce a system limiting residents from…
Posted in: Hokkaido governor inspects Singapore casinos
Aug. 20, 2014 - 03:46PM JST
He has been very succesful and this is a good cause. Nevertheless agree that there is…
The Original Wing
Aug. 20, 2014 - 03:44PM JST
My favorite part of Japanese high school athletics is watching the losing team dramatically cry like…
Posted in: Fanatic fans oblivious to sleazy side of Koshien high school baseball
Aug. 20, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
The answer is quite simple! Gambling is illegal in Japan. At many pachinko parlors there are…
Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness