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HawkeyeFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
I hope those three murderers get the death penalty.
Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy
HawkeyeFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
Britain needs to take a harder line on extremists that they obviously knew where in England. How about rounding up his family and deporting them to Antarctica
Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
HawkeyeFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
I loved his character in Star Trek and also outside the show in other performances. As a kid growing up, I felt that the world/universe in Star Trek was hopefully the real future with other beings on habitable worlds, advanced civilizations, space ships that could travel faster than light, oh those were the things that dreams are made of and Mr. Spock was probably my favorite actor on the show. Another thing that stood out about Star Trek was that society was egalitarian, no money needed, everyone has a job and meaningful purpose, able to have a good education and health care like surgeries without invasive procedures.
Mr. Nimoy will be missed.
Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
HawkeyeFeb. 20, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
I'm not confusing North, Central or South America with the United States. Everyone in the United States uses the term Americans and their meaning is people who are citizens of the United States. Most Americans don't even associate that there is a North, Central or South America and the Caribbean thing is not even part of the point. Perhaps people in North, Central and South America could technically consider themselves as Americans but they don't. They associate themselves with the name of the country they live in, for example my daughter's friends are from Peru and when some other Latino asks them if they are Mexican, they get pissed off and say "NO" I am Peruvian. They tell us that they look down on the Mexicans as being the lowest class of the Latino peoples in the Americas and I am talking about financially not their personalities as I have many Mexican friends and when I say to them that they are Latino they say to me "no" I am not a Latino I am a Mexican. There is a lot of prejudice among the folks south of the US border towards each other. North of the border we have the Canadians who mostly wish that they were the 51st state in the United States except for their healthcare system which is better than anything that Obama care can offer.
Posted in: Immigrants in U.S. feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders
HawkeyeFeb. 20, 2015 - 07:12AM JST
I don't understand how the US government can pass laws to protect criminals but fail to use the military to seal it's borders against the slow invasion of the USA from the south. America is bleeding a slow death and actually it's the fault of not just the government but also of it's citizens who don't vote out the politicians who allow these laws to pass through loopholes disguised/hidden in with other measures. The glory days when the USA was a country that stood for something good and decent have been over for many a year now and in the future historians will devote about a paragraph to it's place in time.
HawkeyeFeb. 19, 2015 - 09:43AM JST
Jeb Bush is the same as his brother and father. Lets go kick some butt in the middle east because America's military-industrial complex needs to be fed and there are billions of $ to reap from it. In the future, people who study history will wonder why we prosecuted Nazi's, Fascists and Jihadists but allowed the US to wage unwarranted and illegal wars for the profit of it's military-industrial complex and corrupt politicians. If the USA had popular vote and not the electoral system, people like the Bushes would not be elected and the world would be a safer place.
Posted in: Jeb Bush says Islamic State strategy should be to 'take them out'
HawkeyeFeb. 19, 2015 - 09:25AM JST
I am sure there were a lot of Japanese in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki areas who hated the USA after the atomic bombs killed tens of thousands but that is now ancient history for anyone 50 or younger. You can dig into that story but why open old wounds just to make a news story like the Korean comfort women story.
My wife's father's family lost their home and all possessions, everything but the clothes on their backs in the fire bombing of Tokyo but he was a 10 year old kid who probably did not understand the immense loss. They rebuilt and persevered. It's not healthy to spend time on sad events but good news rarely makes the story because deep down most people want to read about how bad others have it so as to feel that they have it better.
Posted in: How come Japan has never demanded an official apology from any U.S. government for the dropping of atomic bombs on two of its cities? In fact, why don't Japanese hate America for dropping the bombs?
HawkeyeFeb. 19, 2015 - 05:27AM JST
It is very rude to go to a hotel and mess up their rooms with something like a suicide. Think of the poor maid who opened the door to clean the room and saw this situation, which she will carry all her life. The hotel probably had to shut down and the room can't be rented as it is a crime scene for a while. These two were not homeless so why didn't they commit suicide in their apartments which would have been easier on everyone.
Posted in: Couple found dead in Saitama hotel bathroom in suspected suicide
HawkeyeFeb. 19, 2015 - 04:57AM JST
I feel terrible that these women had to endure such treatment and ruin of their lives being used as a sex slaves/comfort women but I believe that these women are being put up to this by anti-Japanese elements in the South Korean government. Modern day government of Japan has nothing to do or should have to apologize for the sins of their fathers/uncles or grandfathers. This would be like Holocaust survivors going to the Embassy of Germany in Tel Aviv, Israel and protesting their plight to a bunch of Germans who were probably born after the second world war and have no part in it as well.
Posted in: Sex slave rally in Seoul
HawkeyeFeb. 16, 2015 - 05:00PM JST
No coke, Pepsi! There will never be a better cast than belusi and ackroyd. Those dudes are classics. Will Ferrell is a loser and has no talent, just knows how to act stupid so that modern day stoners laugh at him.
Posted in: 'Saturday Night Live' marks 40 years with who's who roster of fame
HawkeyeFeb. 16, 2015 - 10:38AM JST
To be politically correct so I don't have my post removed I will rephrase my post. Terrorists are bad and it is unfortunate that so much bad press is falling on the Muslim faith and it's followers. It is also unfortunate that the vast majority of acts of terrorism involve people who distort their religious faith and believe that they are doing good by these heinous acts when in fact they are bringing down a lot of good people with them.
Posted in: Islamic State video shows beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya
HawkeyeFeb. 15, 2015 - 11:03PM JST
I don't care if you want to marry your dog but keep your perversions to yourself and you shouldn't have the right to adopt, raise children and expose them to that type of environment. In nature there is no other species that practice same sex bonding and childrearing and I think it is not normal to force your idea that besides be able to marry/bond with someone of the same sex that you have the same rights as straight couples to adopt and raise children in that environment. It is not legal for a single man to adopt say a male or female child and raise the child by himself so why is it ok for two homosexual men or two lesbians to adopt a child and raise them in that unnatural environment. I have seen many children in my children's schools that are products of gay/lesbian unions and they do not come out of it as better human beings, they come out of it confused because the rest of the world is very different than theirs.
Posted in: Shibuya to issue Japan's first gay partnership certificate
HawkeyeFeb. 15, 2015 - 10:28PM JST
Another act of terrorism by religious extremists. Does anyone of sound mind and body want to live under Sharia law? I think not. Until the Islamic religion takes it upon themselves to police their own extremists who are armed to the teeth, these acts of violence with continue. When a society ignores portions of itself that are acting out in a violent nature, the whole society is to blame. If you want the world to accept and be comfortable with Islamic religion then its followers need to control their own kind but I think that the average person who follows the Islamic faiths are impotent and just plain scared to take on this job.
Posted in: Police kill suspect in 2 deadly shootings in Copenhagen
HawkeyeFeb. 15, 2015 - 10:15PM JST
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HawkeyeFeb. 15, 2015 - 10:14PM JST
It's nice that some people make a hobby out of something based in another culture but to bring it into your mainstream home culture is strange. I guess that sometimes when things are really bad like after the Kobe Hanshin earthquake disaster, people try to find some measure of peace by distracting themselves with activities that take them away to another place or time so that they do not have to dwell on the events at the present around them. Samba is cool, it's like Carnival in Trinidad (actually the Brazilians stole the concept because Trinidad's carnival goes back further in time) and is based on celebrations practiced by black slaves brought to the new world centuries ago by Spaniard and Portuguese traders. I personally don't get the idea of Japanese people of non Brazilian descent (the Japanese who emigrated to Brazil to work in agriculture) that came back to Japan and repatriated themselves bringing with them some of the culture they assimilated with while abroad but for mainstream Japan to adopt foreign culture into the mainstream society dilutes Japanese culture. But who am I to judge the Japanese culture, I am just an onlooker travelling through time and commenting on what I see like looking out the window of a Shinkansen watching the rapidly changing landscape.
Posted in: Japanese dancers find samba salvation in quake tragedy
HawkeyeFeb. 12, 2015 - 07:05AM JST
Given the current situation worldwide with all the Islamic terrorists killing innocent people, I would say that Daisan Shokan is taking a risk. Hope the Tokyo police have better security for Daisan Shokan's building and staff than the security cops in Paris that got killed.
Posted in: Book containing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Muhammad goes on sale
HawkeyeFeb. 11, 2015 - 07:40AM JST
Sorry for her ordeal but you have to admit why would a single woman go off on a scooter ride with a total stranger. The story for many decades now is that women should have the freedom and safety to go anywhere without sexual harassment or being attacked but that is fairy tale stuff. The real world is not Tokyo Disneyland, it's a mean ugly place where the weak or naïve get in trouble especially in third world environments.
Posted in: Japanese tourist says guide in India raped her
HawkeyeFeb. 11, 2015 - 07:34AM JST
Practice makes perfect. Japan does have a lot of training programs which I think is great. In the USA it would be everyone for themselves and take out your guns.
Posted in: Tokyo zoo stages fake snow leopard escape
HawkeyeFeb. 11, 2015 - 02:52AM JST
Wow what a long and rich life he had. His experience on December 7th 1941 must have been etched permanently into his mind. Must have been horrible to lose some many of his friends and shipmates in just minutes.
Posted in: Last officer from Pearl Harbor battleship USS Arizona dies at 100
HawkeyeFeb. 07, 2015 - 04:39PM JST
These types of collaterals damage are part of all military conflicts. My heart and condolences go out to the families of Kayla Jean Mueller if she is indeed dead. She was probably tortured, raped and had many other horrible things done to her by the sadistic sharia forces that have no respect not only for women but people of other religious and ethic backgrounds.
Posted in: IS claims Jordan airstrike kills female U.S. hostage
Mar. 04, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
How the mighty hath fallen. He still gets to keep his insane retirement check. He probably…
Posted in: Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress
Mar. 04, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
Bibi was spot on, and both Nancy Pelosis theatrics and Obamas arrogant comments were an embarrassment.…
Posted in: Netanyahu assails Iran nuclear talks in speech to Congress; Obama disagrees
Mar. 04, 2015 - 09:03AM JST
Joeintokyo. Exactly! harvey pekar. Exactly! Sorry, I am not much for original comments today.
Posted in: Fukushima makes pitch for 2020 Olympic baseball and local food
Sure, sure. I just remembered how general Petraeus was sacked. Tell to him that affairs are…
Posted in: Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer
Mar. 04, 2015 - 09:01AM JST
The allure of cats is not surprising in a country that gave the world Hello Kitty…
Posted in: It's raining cats and tourists on Aoshima