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HonestDictatorAug. 22, 2014 - 01:14PM JST
While this does sound fantastic, many people are forgetting Japan will need to do a lot of other things before they can even start.
First of all they'll need a vastly superior cyber defense, security, and intelligence gathering system (Chinese PLA hacking of corporate and government secrets ring a bell?) to protect such high level military equipment development.
Japan will also need raw materials to build planes! Thats a lot of metal and fuel etc. How much will that cost in importing? Unless Japan builds a relationship with places like Africa etc to get a steady stream of many things they'll need.
And selling said equipment to the rest of the world? As always, it depends on whom you're selling it to and what they'll do with it. The US and Russia and many other countries have gone down that road, and look where we are now.
Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets
HonestDictatorAug. 22, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
Agreed Daniel, they've been sitting on their collective butts ignoring support for those of us that want more environmentally friendly (especially non-emission vehicles", and the one all EV that they did make hasn't been upgraded for quite a long time and wasn't made until the Feds forced it down their throats.
Another issue is they want to try and get rid of all the gasoline vehicles they've been throwing money on for decades and hopefully more people aren't wanting them.
All I can say is to Ford is, "Hello Tesla, I'm waiting for your 35K USD model to come to market".
Posted in: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius
HonestDictatorAug. 20, 2014 - 08:09AM JST
Yeah, right. That's gonna stop the US from trying to bomb your butts to kingdom come. While its sad this guy lost his life, he was in a very dangerous area. And as far as most of us in the US are concerned, common sense dictates one doesn't travel to embattled war-zones unless one knows what the possible consequences are.
Posted in: Jihadists claim beheading of U.S. journalist in Syria
HonestDictatorAug. 20, 2014 - 08:05AM JST
Yeah, I find this a bit scary as well. Most gambling I've ever done was spending 1-2USD every once in a while to play the multi-state lottery if it was high enough.
Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness
HonestDictatorAug. 20, 2014 - 03:36AM JST
Hmm, seems a lot of folks didn't notice the "threat to peace and regional security"
I'm sure many have at least had the brains to understand what the Chinese government's long term plan is right? I'd love it if just suddenly out of the blue the US just packed up and left. Then these ridiculously optimistic guys would really figure out what the lack of peace and regional security is really about for the region.
Posted in: Who do you think is the biggest threat to peace and regional security in Northeast Asia?
HonestDictatorAug. 20, 2014 - 03:18AM JST
Hmm, hopefully more countries will start to realize that doing business with Chinese state owned companies is a bad idea. I know plenty of South American, Vietnamese, and Indian areas would be very happy to fill in that gap.
Posted in: Australian tycoon calls Chinese government 'mongrels' in TV tirade
HonestDictatorAug. 20, 2014 - 12:04AM JST
Some people like their toys. This one just happened to go up in flames. I'm hoping the driver will become a bit more environmentally compassionate and try and find himself a Tesla Roadster which is now a very rare car.
Posted in: Lamborghini Murcielago goes up in flames on Tokyo expressway
HonestDictatorAug. 19, 2014 - 06:16AM JST
At some point Korea and China are going to have to learn to forgive. After reading about the US post-WW2 occupation I was a little surprised to learn that Japan decided to officially set up brothels to "relieve aggressive sexual tendencies" to the 300,000 US/Allied soldiers there during 1947-49 or so until McArthur put an end to that. And sadly enough sexual assaults against Japanese women skyrocketed right afterwards the and US unjustly decided to censor and prevent any records being kept on the amount of rapes that occurred upon their closure.
Just letting it be known that Japanese society back in that era believed it was prudent to have some Japanese women sacrificed up as "comfort" women as well. Only difference is that the US didn't condone the actions, and actually feels a lot of remorse and guilt from the evil deeds that were done in that time by the US soldiers.
While many folks in China and Korea want to keep sticking their fingers at Japan (with the exception of whitewashing history books) they really need to take a step back and comprehend that Japan has definitely paid in blood what was owed as far as w/e Karmic laws that rule the universe has balanced.
Posted in: Pope meets ex-comfort women
HonestDictatorAug. 19, 2014 - 05:27AM JST
Wow textbook denial spin of Islamic doctrine. Its always "misunderstood", "taken out of 'context'", or "hasen't been seen for its 'true' meaning". Those cards have been played too many times and too often nobody with a real brain and experience in life keeps falling for the exact same lies especially since they've all be heard before.
All muslim apostates have seen this before and have easily rebuffed every excuse used to justify why Islam does what it does. Simple fact, Islam is twisted at its core because its founder was twisted. Nothing I've seen, read and learned is going to convince me otherwise so save your breath. I do believe that there are good people who follow Islam and aren't evil, but I also believe the heart of Islamic teaching is evil. Its up to the person who follows it as to what they choose to follow or not.
Faithfreedom org (read the forums) is run by apostates who literally escaped prosecution , CEMB is run by apostates in the UK, EXMNA is run by apostates in the US and Canada, former muslims united org, and many many more. I've never seen so many sites dedicated to ex-muslim support groups. I have never seen as many support groups for ex-Christians, ex-Hindu, ex-buddists because many of them do not have to worry about such severe persecution for leaving their religious beliefs behind.
Read some of the letters, comments, and opinions written by ex-muslima and others of them who still pretend to follow Islam because if they admit they no longer believe in Islam they'll be harassed, persecuted, or executed Islamic governed countries and large Islamic communities.
I know many of the muslim commenters on this site want to try and stamp out any criticism or opinion running counter to their beliefs in Islam because of the simple fact they cannot logically question their beliefs without questioning the "purity" and "truth" of Islam. If Islam is questioned they are taught to believe that Satan is behind them asking questions... instead of comprehending the fact that blind faith in Islam has lead to their societies being where it is today with Islamist radicals popping up all around the globe outside of the middle eastern region.
Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?
HonestDictatorAug. 19, 2014 - 04:37AM JST
Wow, just blind raw ignorance with severe stupidity. Thanks to those twits its only going to spread into a nation wide epidemic. Pretty sure those idiots will be infected next. Brilliant move halfwits.
Posted in: Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic
HonestDictatorAug. 17, 2014 - 11:01AM JST
@Junaid Raza, I've heard that "peace" shpiel before. And for centuries, Islam's actions have spoken much louder than your words. My uncle is muslim and it was him that gave me the Qur'an pre-2001 to show the "wonderful" ways of Islam. I've read it, and I've read other versions of the exact same stuff. Islam in no way promotes peace to others unless they're muslim (oh wait, even then the Amadiyaa are considered heretics to be killed on sight...). Either non-muslims are subject to paying unnecessary taxes to an Islamic governed society, having any property owned taken away from "devout" muslims, and outright murdered. Apostates of Islam also suffer the exact same thing, and there are many organizations of those that left Islam that are trying to support each other and protect each other from persecution,intimidation of others in a "devout" muslim community.
You can believe whatever you want, in my country that is actually a right to follow your beliefs (as long as it does not violate another person's civil and human rights). But I'm calling Islam for what it is and who it was created by. Either Islam needs to overhaul and seriously reform itself to actually become truly peaceful (which will require for a lot of Mohammeds teachings and those that wrote the hadiths to completely wiped out, and no more death threats to those muslims calling for reform), or it will will continue to clash with the rest of the worlds beliefs and civilized ideologies until intelligent societies have had enough.
HonestDictatorAug. 16, 2014 - 11:35AM JST
@Stuart Hayward, and just what exactly do you think you're going to be able to do about one country's government spying on another? Just wag your finger and complain because spying on allied nations has gone on for centuries and will continue for many more centuries. Read some books about intelligence gathering and spying. You may just learn that this is normal business for them.
Posted in: German secret service 'spied on Hillary Clinton': reports
HonestDictatorAug. 16, 2014 - 11:26AM JST
Islamic doctrine will forever be constantly at odds with the modern civilized world ideology (not just the "western" world). Islam would have to go against many of its teachings in regards to modern basic human rights. as chartered by the UN. Islam encourages coercion and subjugation of beliefs that are not it instead of freedom of religious (or non-religious) choice. Islam has no respect for women's rights, and most importantly, there is no secularism allowed at all in Islam. Name on single Islamic governed country that does not have specialized laws that create inequality between muslim and non-muslim citizens. Mohammed set the rules the way they are now, and he was not a man of peace like Jesus and Buddha.
HonestDictatorAug. 12, 2014 - 07:47AM JST
Clear direct statement to China, "What you're trying to claim, DOES NOT belong to you!!!!" It never has and never will.
Posted in: Beijing hits out at U.S. proposal on South China Sea
HonestDictatorAug. 09, 2014 - 02:12PM JST
Oh look, another story about a "responsible" gun owner whose child got access to their handgun and shot at another child they were "playing" with. Ghyuk, more 'murican common sense again. Hope the gun owner gets penalized to the fullest extent of the law. The really ignorant ones responsible for these situations get to deal with their consequences which unfortunately results in the loss of one if not both of their children.
Posted in: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin
HonestDictatorAug. 09, 2014 - 12:46PM JST
Yeah, right. A fuel cell sub with a months running time over a nuclear-powered sub that runs longer than the lifespan of the entire crew put together.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. to develop 'fuel-cell submarine'
HonestDictatorAug. 06, 2014 - 04:09AM JST
I still don't understand why it had to come to this in the first place. Before this civil war broke out there was a protest against a pro-Russian leadership. So the man was driven out of office. And then someone got it in their fool head to start using guns instead of diplomacy which was still available until the pro-Russian folks started taking over government buildings. And all that has lead up to what we have now.
Posted in: East Ukraine city dying under siege
HonestDictatorAug. 04, 2014 - 09:22PM JST
Our pres is suffering from foot in mouth disease. This is something that should not have been announced publicly. At least show some respect and better diplomatic tone. Russia and China are good countries being run by bad people (not unlike here in the US, but at least we have a better chance at improving our situation).
Posted in: Obama: 'Russia doesn't make anything,' West must be firm with China
HonestDictatorAug. 03, 2014 - 10:40PM JST
Or its also possibly a long distance effect caused by fracking? The first and utmost concern for the world is drinkable water.
Posted in: Water toxins force state of emergency in Ohio city
HonestDictatorAug. 02, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
Oh come on. Whether or not people believe Israel started it first or Hamas, this cycle is not going to stop. I'd think it would be bloody obvious by now. Either Hamas gets its goal of "destroying Israel" or Israel destroys Hamas. Until then, we're going to be back at square 1 over and over and over and over again xWhenever one destroys the other for good.
Posted in: Gaza: US condemns 'barbaric' Hamas ceasefire breach
Aug. 22, 2014 - 04:49PM JST
Nice source there jumpultimatestars!
Posted in: Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo
Aug. 22, 2014 - 04:46PM JST
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Posted in: Gov't considers setting aside Y1 trillion for stimulus next fiscal year
Aug. 22, 2014 - 04:35PM JST
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Posted in: Gambling, Internet, alcohol addictions rife in Japan: study
Aug. 22, 2014 - 04:34PM JST
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Aug. 22, 2014 - 04:32PM JST
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