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HawkeyeOct. 17, 2013 - 05:21AM JST
I remember a story a long time ago told during a marketing class I took in college about when Chevrolet wanted to sell it's "Nova" named car to Latin America and the Spanish speaking agents told General Motors to change it but they did not listen and the product's sales suffered. The agents point was who would buy a car that's name in Spanish "nova" means "no go".
Posted in: Fukushima Industries unveils new mascot with an unfortunate name
HawkeyeAug. 24, 2013 - 01:27PM JST
The J-cops need to pick up the Nigerian street hustlers and deport every last one of them as they are the lowest trash in all of africa and give a bad name to the rest of that continent. Even in the USA, Nigerians are a pain in the butt and are involved in all types of scams.
Posted in: Tokyo's Shinjuku to ban street solicitation from September
HawkeyeJul. 15, 2013 - 11:20AM JST
Saw the statement by Trayvon Martin's lawyer yesterday on the news and he did not impress me as being very eloquent or savy. The Martin family should have hired a big shot Jewish lawyer from Miami and Zimmerman would be in prison now.
Posted in: Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial
HawkeyeApr. 18, 2013 - 02:43PM JST
Absolutely!, Give me a couple of fully charged Sears Diehard 60 amp car batteries, hook them up in series to increase the output voltage, jumper cables hooked up to his privates and a bucket of water to stand in and I will have the terrorist telling us every detail in short order. I say to hell with being politicaly correct as we don't live in a politicaly correct world do we!
Posted in: Do you support torture as an interrogation method if the objective is to gain information that would prevent an attack like the Boston Marathon bombings or 9/11?
HawkeyeMar. 30, 2013 - 10:27AM JST
Last week, the US Navy shipped my oldest son who is in the reserves from the US to Pusan to set up operations in the event of a conflct so the US military is taking this matter quite seriously. A month ago he was told he was going to Seoul but they changed that order last week and he was told that if North Korea goes to war and crosses the border, Seoul will be overrun and laid to waste and Pusan is a better staging point for the US to wage war with the NK's. I hope this is only saber rattling and Kim Jong Un trying to show he is as bad as his dad and granddad.
Posted in: N Korea says it has entered 'state of war' with South
HawkeyeFeb. 23, 2013 - 10:35AM JST
If prostitution was legalzed, this industry would implode because ugly dorks could buy the real thing instead of doing you know what when they watch her films. She probably has a catchers mitt that is not so nice from making that many films in just 15 years.
Posted in: Yumi Kazama: 15 years in the Japanese adult video industry and still going strong
HawkeyeJan. 18, 2013 - 10:03AM JST
Posted in: 7 services that don’t make sense to foreigners in Japan
HawkeyeJan. 16, 2013 - 09:21AM JST
My downstairs neighbor's wife is one of the 14.8% and she is luvin it when daddy goes to work each morning.
Posted in: 14.8% of Japanese housewives claim to have committed adultery
HawkeyeJan. 16, 2013 - 09:17AM JST
Carbon-composite fiber is great for surfboards, bicycles and Chevrolet Corvette's but I will not fly in one of these aircraft until thousands of 787's have been in service safely for a few years
Posted in: Gov't says confidence in Dreamliner at stake as probes begin
HawkeyeJan. 16, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
Wow that is some front page photograph, what will Japanese media do next to boost readership? How many takes were needed to get the right shot? I bet that boy will be damaged for life and probably need therapy ending up working at some japanese dairy in Hokkaido milking Holsteins.
Posted in: Weekly pulls issue over 'child porn' picture with ex-AKB48 singer
HawkeyeJan. 06, 2013 - 12:59AM JST
The problem here is not too few fish, it's too many humans eating up all the world's natural resources. This planet cannot support 7 billion people eating up natural resources, throwing away good food, countries not joining together to share and distribute resources. Now is the time for this world's people to join together as one country and govern itself as one group instead of thousands of different entities or else we will face extinction in a thousand years or less
Posted in: Bluefin tuna sells for record Y155.4 mil in Tokyo
HawkeyeJan. 02, 2013 - 07:00AM JST
Sorry for the old guy. Were there any surveillance cameras in that area that could lead the police to the robber? The police should watch the spending habits of his friends and neighbors for a while and see what pops up.
Posted in: 87-year-old man robbed of Y5 mil he carried everywhere
HawkeyeDec. 23, 2012 - 11:52AM JST
As an American, I am totally ashamed of my country and the morons who inhabit it. Guns, guns and more guns is not the answer. The idea from the NRA to arm every tom dick and harry to prevent more tragedies comes from mentally unbalanced gun nuts. It is better to pass laws that would allow the ATF (alcohol tobacco and firearms) branch of the us government the right to shut down importation, manufacture and sales of any type of weapon and ammunition that should be used only by the military in a war scenario. Next pass federal laws and go to every person who legally purchased an assault weapons, confiscate them, destroy them and offer only compensation of the actual purchase price if they can produce a receipt. Any weapon that is stolen and used in a crime then recovered should be traced back to the buyer of record and they should be liable to a great degree for any crime where that weapon was used. After passing a total ban on assault weapons, anyone found to be in possession of an assault weapon gets a mandatory long prison term with no appeal allowed.
Posted in: Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons
HawkeyeDec. 21, 2012 - 03:49PM JST
It would be hilarious if one of Kim ill Jun's rockets fell onto one of the Chinese ships. China is a rude bunch and need a lesson in manners by the US military
Posted in: Chinese ships seen in disputed waters for first time since LDP's win
HawkeyeDec. 15, 2012 - 10:17PM JST
Very sad day. My J-wife and I have been following the news and shed many a tear thinking about those poor families who lost their precious loved ones. We do not understand why the authories did not remove the bodies of those killed to allow the families to identify them and know for certain that they had been killed and begin their greiving. We were also quite shocked when we watched Piers Morgan on CNN try to make a young girl who survived and was being interviewed by a CNN on site reporter with her mother talk about her ordeal, what is wrong with the media, don't they have any respect for people or is it all about ratings?
Posted in: Man kills mother, then 26 at Connecticut school, including 20 kids
HawkeyeDec. 07, 2012 - 09:20AM JST
About time I'd say.
Posted in: Marijuana goes legal in Washington state
HawkeyeNov. 23, 2012 - 07:12AM JST
To get the attention of Japan and it's people over the issue of hunting and slaughtering dolphins, I suggest that all of us start a "do not buy anything made in Japan month" and see what happens rather than merely talk about it. When you hit people in their wallet they usually take notice more than listening to a bunch of greenpeace protesters with bullhorns.
Posted in: Worldwide anti-dolphin, whale hunt rallies planned for Tokyo, 8 other cities
HawkeyeOct. 20, 2012 - 07:08PM JST
All the people commenting here are talking about everything except why was she carrying a "powerful liquid detergent"??? Was she taking to another restaurant owned by the same owner as the one she already worked at or did she steal it to use privately at home or at another job. Was there a terrorist/wacko at her company that wanted to cause an explosion on the train line??
Posted in: Container explodes in Tokyo subway car, injuring 14
HawkeyeOct. 18, 2012 - 02:45PM JST
The Stones had their heyday in the 60's and 70's and have been has beens ever since. Those old farts need to realize that it was at least twenty years ago when they should have hung up their act and gone on to another gig. Ego, ego and more ego fueled by drugs and alcohol.
Posted in: Fans outraged at soaring Rolling Stones ticket prices
HawkeyeOct. 17, 2012 - 10:17AM JST
Regardless of the stupidity of the chinese anti-japanese sentiment surrounding these islands, is it not stupid for Japanese to go out on the town in China and risk attack instead of buying groceries and liquor and having a party at someone's home or apartment???
Posted in: 4 Japanese assaulted in Shanghai restaurant
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:45AM JST
Looks like Sea Shepherd will be getting another donation from me in 2014.
Posted in: Japan's whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:41AM JST
OssanAmerica, the only ones who are mad at this move are the Japanese internet commentators who…
Posted in: S Korea declares expanded air defense zone in disputed area
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:34AM JST
France should claim an adiz over canada**
They can do that nothing to stop them, Canada…
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone
As predicted of S. Korea, it happened. The loophole in the international aviation protocol is bigger…
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:24AM JST
From the second paragraph:
"among the thousands of workers from across Japan who have put together…
Posted in: Fukushima water tanks: leaky and built with illegal labor