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HawkeyeJul. 29, 2015 - 01:21AM JST
Celebrating what, this is such nonsense of a celebration and the people are either too dumb to understand or too scared to say anything so they play the role. North Korea is a disaster waiting to explode. You have an immature leader who is killing anyone who looks sideways at him so everyone is running scared.
Posted in: With warning to US, North Korea marks end of Korean War
HawkeyeJul. 29, 2015 - 01:16AM JST
Doesn't matter what Zaha thinks, she/her firm got paid for the design whether the Japanese Olympics use it or not. As far as the Olympics go, its on par with the FIFA scandal when it comes to selecting where the next Olympics will take place and all the corrupt politicians and their construction company cronies too.
Posted in: Warnings on Olympic's cost rises were ignored say Japan stadium designers
HawkeyeJul. 28, 2015 - 06:21AM JST
Usually fireworks are launched when there is no wind or wind is away from where the crowds are located. If the wind changes direction, lots of things can go wrong.
Posted in: 5 people suffer burns at fireworks festival in Shizuoka
HawkeyeJul. 24, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
Never liked his humor or attitude which is rather smug. As far as his arguing about the confidentiality agreement, legally he has a point but morally he is bankrupt.
Posted in: Bill Cosby counterattacks in alleged sex assault storm
HawkeyeJul. 23, 2015 - 04:02PM JST
These are toys and big boys don't play with toys. Stop playing around with BS devices and get off your personal and business pedestal lives and pay attention to the world around you and all that crap that you buy to impress yourself and your friends and make more useful contributions to the world that looking inside the box and not outside the box.
Posted in: Time will tell if Apple Watch catches on
HawkeyeJul. 14, 2015 - 04:09AM JST
Japanese are not the only people that seem to get the cold shoulder in France. I studied the French language for 8 years (middle school through college) and although I can read and understand it well, my mastery of conversation and accent is not so great. The funny thing is when I try to speak French with a French person they are quick to tell me that I do not need to try to speak French because they speak English. The funny thing is that their English is not so great either.
I had an experience in a restaurant where myself and three business associates sat for something like 30 minutes after the maître d had seated us. No one gave us a water, bread or a menu. I waved and politely gestured every few minutes at the waiters who I think find this amusing and that received no results. Finally I got up and went to the manager and asked if the restaurant is a non profit organization and he said of course not, we are a business. I told him that he just missed out on at least $150 of business and we all walked out.
Posted in: Another Japanese celebrity claims discrimination in France; netizens not so sympathetic
HawkeyeJul. 03, 2015 - 02:28PM JST
Before human beings discovered drinking the mammary secretions of animals that are constantly lactating, how did we survive? milk is good for cream, cheese and yogurt products but to drink t by itself is not so tasty.
Posted in: City in Niigata drops milk from school lunches
HawkeyeJul. 03, 2015 - 02:21PM JST
Japan's decline in population is a plus not a minus. The world has too many human beings that are destroying it's natural resources and environment and a lower population internationally is a good thing. All the do gooders who want to increase food yields to sustain all the poor countries etcetera's are fools. If you took say 100 million people and put them on a planet a quarter the size of earth, in a few millennium cannibalism would be the main diet source because they would run out of sustainable food crops and be starving. The solution of trying to feed more and more people is stupid and the real solution is to reduce populations to allow sustainable levels to survive. Sounds mean but it's the truth. Mandatory birth or population controls are not far away or maybe all this Mars exploration stuff is to allow the earth's population to keep expanding with no controls in place.
Posted in: Japan's population marks steepest decline ever
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2015 - 03:34PM JST
Bad day for her, and the idiot who offed himself on the train should have is ashes flushed don the loo
Posted in: Woman killed in bullet train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2015 - 03:32PM JST
Robot good, human bad. The robot needs to be sent back to the factory for re-programming.
Posted in: Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2015 - 03:30PM JST
When my J-wife and I visit Ryokan's, the high point is the onsen and then the banquet of sumptuous food so naturally the cost of the meal and service outlays the room cost.
Posted in: Why do so many Japanese hotels and ryokan charge by the person instead of the room?
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2015 - 03:26PM JST
Holy cow. This is beyond malpractice, this is criminal! No drama, like hell yes drama. If only a small portion of the people that could be infected are positive, how many others have they passed the HIV onto?
Posted in: Fears 11,000 Australian dental patients exposed to HIV
HawkeyeJul. 02, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
You have to wonder how much back ground investigation major manufacturers actually do before they hire someone at that level of position. Shoot, I have to take a drug test for a mediocre job and a company like Toyota hires drug addicts without screening their back ground or even a pee test.
Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest
HawkeyeJun. 30, 2015 - 02:11PM JST
WTF was the promoter thinking? The promoter should be tried and the bullet sent home for their relatives to pay for it.
Posted in: Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster
HawkeyeJun. 30, 2015 - 02:09PM JST
what are young children doing unsupervised especially on a train tack or anywhere near it? Parents in japn seem to be brain dead
Posted in: Two boys aged 3 and 4 hit by train in Yamanashi; one dies
HawkeyeJun. 30, 2015 - 01:40PM JST
Of course evangelicals are changing their minds and preaching a different tune otherwise they will lose their following and income. Duh! Politicians and religious leaders so whatever it takes to keep their constituency in their flock. The only thing that really bothers me about all the LGBT marriage things is that they get the legal right to adopt children and raise them in a home that will be predominantly LGBT and that will white wash their thinking and if you look at all the amounts of data about the LGBT community, they only hold but a small percentage of members worldwide. Would you feel comfortable if a black African family went to the USA and adopted a white child and took it back to Africa to be raise in some third world country with a people and culture that looks and act nothing like where they came from? I only used the black culture thing as an example but you can apply any other ethnicity or foreign culture to that argument. Can me and my gay lover (I'm not gay but lets use this as another mental exercise) get married, go to Japan and adopt a young boy and take him back to the USA to be raised in a household that will predominantly have gay culture. How will that child see themselves and assimilate into the predominantly straight culture? If everyone was LGBT then there would be no children born and the human race will disappear??? Vive la difference??
Posted in: Even Christian evangelicals are warming to gay marriage
HawkeyeJun. 29, 2015 - 10:49PM JST
I have been using email since 1992 but still keep a fax machine as a backup. When the internet connection goes down, computer goes down, computer gets malware or virus etc., need to send a signature, a landline fax machine still has value.
Posted in: Fax machines holding on, especially in Japan
HawkeyeJun. 27, 2015 - 03:23AM JST
Only people who don't live in the South think that the confederate flag represents slavery. This is garbage and by the same token, many older Americans who fought in WWII like my father and uncle see the white flag with the big red dot as a bad memory and the flag used by their enemy who wounded them and killed their fellow soldiers, sailors and airmen. Japan should change her flag. I'm sure around 1776 people in the newly formed United States of America many people wanted British flags not just taken down but burned too. All countries who oppressed other countries and people's should have to rebrand themselves and change their flag. I'm sure that there are many people all over the world that see the USA flag as a reminder of it's oppression and war like mentality and would love to have it changed too. Since all the big box stores and online retailers are dropping the confederate flag like a hot potato, I am going to but up all those flags and sell them on eBay to millions of southerners who will want to put them up on the walls inside their double-wide trailers next to their velvet painting of Elvis and Daisy, General Lee and the Dukes of Hazzard.
Posted in: South Carolina lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag
HawkeyeJun. 27, 2015 - 02:58AM JST
This is way past enough. If I was younger I would join a mercenary group and go after these nut jobs. I say hit them back hard without any mercy.
Posted in: Gunmen kill 27 in attack on Tunisian coastal resort
HawkeyeJun. 26, 2015 - 03:38AM JST
The right to bear arms was written a long time ago by people who wanted the ability to defend themselves for various reasons and mostly as a tool for the militia of a newly formed government. Guns in what is now the USA were introduced by every country that owned any piece of North America and guns were used for hunting and protection. What scares me more than people owning or using guns is that the police use them at the drop of a hat and many people are unnecessarily shot and killed because cops don't shoot to wing someone, they shoot to kill. To change the constitution will be nearly impossible in today's society and the best way to control guns and ammunition is to shut down the gun and ammunition manufacturers and in a hundred or so years all the bullets will be useless as the black powder will go bad and make them not fire.
Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?
Jul. 29, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
Card Captor Sakura, written by "Clamp", an all-female group.
Maybe it's like that weird thing where…
Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?
Jul. 29, 2015 - 03:26PM JST
Sherman at Jul. 27, 2015 - 08:22PM JST
A Japanese girl will only enter a guys…
Posted in: Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date
Jul. 29, 2015 - 03:19PM JST
Scrote: When the minister in charge has gangster connections this isn't going to happen.
Posted in: White paper indicates decrease in organized crime syndicate numbers
Jul. 29, 2015 - 03:17PM JST
lucabrasi: Agree re the correct teaching of history, but I think there's just a touch of…
Posted in: China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on WW2 remorse
Jul. 29, 2015 - 03:16PM JST
@Tahoochi Example: Card Captor Sakura has one of her friends, who is TEN YEARS OLD, dating…