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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 - 02:07PM JST
Anyone that is not a Muslim and wants to visit an Muslim country to holiday or hang around is an idiot. They are dead meat and if I was taking bets on them coming back alive, I would be a friggin millionaire
Posted in: European tourists cancelling Tunisia vacations after massacre
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?
HawkeyeJun. 25, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
I don't understand why the death penalty would cost more than a life in prison, so please educate me here. At least when he is executed he will be gone and there will only be a few dozen news reports and then no more forever. I like the death penalty but it should be more like the one in China where they do it immediately after the sentence is passed and send the cost of the bullet to the family, end of story.
Posted in: Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death
HawkeyeJun. 24, 2015 - 03:52PM JST
If this solar plane is so fragile, then it is not really a show of technology that is useful. Why not make other solar projects more viable like installing solar panels on every home and business worldwide which would make a huge difference opposed to these show-offs that want to get 15 minutes of fame with this solar powered toy.
Posted in: Solar plane departure from Japan for Hawaii postponed again due to bad weather
HawkeyeJun. 24, 2015 - 03:48PM JST
The real reason that the South Carolina politicians are debating the elimination of the confederate flag is because it's going to be election time soon and the black voters will be watching what the white politicians are doing very closely before they vote. The South is the South and it will rise again and actually already has based on the international business that puts their headquarters and manufacturing plants in the South Eastern United States. Slavery is long gone and most white Southerners are not racist but the rest of the USA and world think that every Southerner wants to own slaves and grow cotton. What a bunch of BS.
HawkeyeJun. 24, 2015 - 03:41PM JST
Toyota offices should not be involved in this legal matter. Why is it that when a person in Japan gets in trouble with the law, their company has a lot of legal issues which do not make sense unless the individual used their company's resources to commit the crime like telephone, fax, couriers etc. Japan should just fine her and ship her back to the USA and get on with business as usual in Japanese with all of its briberies and business manipulations that go untouched by the local keystone kops.
Posted in: Police raid Toyota offices after arresting U.S. executive
HawkeyeJun. 24, 2015 - 03:36PM JST
Why use the US legal court system? Why not use the South Korean legal court system?
Posted in: S Korean 'comfort women' to file $20 mil lawsuit in California
HawkeyeJun. 23, 2015 - 02:37AM JST
I thought everyone showered morning and the evening too until I moved to Japan. My J-wife never seems to sweat or have any body odor like most Japanese so maybe one shower or bath per day in the evening is sufficient. If your sexually active at night, I would think that a morning shower would be mandatory and then after a hard day's work and enduring the commute crush another shower is needed.
Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed?
HawkeyeJun. 20, 2015 - 02:56PM JST
The USA is a relatively new country and culture. Only discovered and settled a little over 400 years ago by all sorts of Europeans who brought their morals, cultures and weapons to this new world that is called the Americas. When the United States of America was legally formed in 1776, the right to bear arms was needed to protect a population that was for the most part an agricultural society but over the decades the same mentality has endured. Weapons like guns were necessary to protect your log cabin from wild animals, Indians or other settlers. Remember the USA was a frontier and the people who settled it were a tough bunch of men and women so that culture still is ingrained into their culture. Gun possession is really no longer a necessity for survival against an attack on your family or to hunt for food to feed your family but that culture still exists and is part of the constitution and it will be a long road before the right to bear arms is erased form the constitution. Personally I am more scared of a policeman with a gun than a robber with a gun. The cop will get off and the criminal will go to jail and that sucks. The NRA and it's lobbyists have brainwashed the general population that in order to maintain their safety every citizen needs to be armed to the teeth. If there were law abiding police that judiciously used their guns only when absolutely necessary the USA would be a better place and have some respect from the rest of the world.
Posted in: World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in U.S.
HawkeyeJun. 20, 2015 - 02:40PM JST
Hunting and killing whales is not a productive means of providing food. To stop Japan's archaic whale hunts, it would be best to target any company that does whaling, sells products to whalers and any company associated with the whaling industry. Hit them where it hurts most and that is not their conscious but their wallets.
Posted in: Japan says it hopes to resume whaling later this year
HawkeyeJun. 18, 2015 - 01:30PM JST
13 people on that small a balcony is stupid. They must have been packed like sardines and jumping around. Any fool knows that everything has a weight limit before it breaks. This is small news compared to all the kids who die during spring break holidays across the USA but the fact that these kids were foreigners and so many killed and injured in one group of course draws more attention
Posted in: 6 students killed in California balcony collapse during a party
HawkeyeJun. 18, 2015 - 01:22PM JST
This is crazy. Skies full of drones crashing into each other and falling on people, highways and homes. If you look at the number packages that are delivered by UPS, FedEx, DHL etc. every day at all hours of the day, why do we need drones. If you live in a major metropolitan area like NYC, drones are useless. If you live in Boise Idaho is there going to be a Amazon warehouse staffed with drone operators (yeah who is going to drive those drones) and someone hooking up your package. What if the drone sets down and hits a power line or your pet bunny rabbit. Too many what if's.The bozo's at Amazon who cooked up this marketing gimmick need their medical marijuana cards revoked. LOL
Posted in: Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming
HawkeyeJun. 16, 2015 - 12:27AM JST
Of course you're going to have bad weather when you travel across any large body of water for several months and may have to strap yourself into some type of restraint system while her rowboat gets flipped over and over by large waves.
Until now I did not click on that woman's photograph and was really surprised at her physical condition. She is very overweight, has no muscle tone in the arms so what physical training did she do to prepare herself for rowing up to maybe 15 hours per day for a few thousand miles? I think this is some nut case or a publicity stunt
Posted in: U.S. woman attempting to row across Pacific rescued after SOS
HawkeyeJun. 10, 2015 - 02:07PM JST
40 year old virgins, wow! Back in my college/university days I had an acquaintance (average looking guy) who had a date three or four times per week with different women and his ability to score according to him was over 90%. I asked him how did you get some many dates and scores. He said, it's all based on the laws of probability. He told me that he would go around campus to all his classes and to the student social gathering areas and ask at least ten girls per day if they wanted to go out and have a good time. Mind you during that time there were almost 20,000 students on campus, over 60% female, like shooting fish in a barrel he said. Out of 10 women he asked at least one or two would say yes. Hey, women like it as much as the guys and it is not hard work. I tried his technique and holy cow it worked. If you can't get a date and score in any large cosmopolitan city in Japan or elsewhere then your not even trying.
Posted in: Heartache for Japan's 40-year-old virgins
Jun. 30, 2015 - 02:13PM JST
There are Japanese living here illegally. They're rapists. There are Canadians living here illegally. They're rapists.…
Posted in: NBC latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments
Jun. 30, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
It is complicated.
Considering how much Americans are taught that the war was only/mainly about slavery,…
Posted in: Civil War buffs on Confederate flag debate: It's complicated
You wanted it Tokyo, you can darn well pay for it.
Posted in: Olympic stadium to cost Y252 bil, sports minister says
Jun. 30, 2015 - 02:11PM JST
WTF was the promoter thinking? The promoter should be tried and the bullet sent home for…
I don't usually approve when people criticize people who delay trains by jumping on the track,…
Posted in: 2 feared dead after man sets himself on fire in bullet train