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JimizoSep. 01, 2014 - 05:53PM JST
Those who have studied the intelligence of dolphins have concluded that they are self-aware creatures and their captivity amounts to the abuse of an individual. As for leading these animals into the shallows and repeatedly stabbing them with spears, well...
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
JimizoSep. 01, 2014 - 12:31PM JST
He was unlucky with the timing - he played under 3 managers ( 4 if you count Giggs ). It hasn't been a stable period for Man U with different ways of playing and massive buying of attacking players to try to get them back into the top 4. Difficult to say if he could have been a success in England with more game time and more stability at the club but I think he's a good player.
Posted in: Dortmund brings Kagawa back from Man United
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 11:29PM JST
Good win there. Sterling carrying on from where he left off last season and Henderson looks good again. Mario managed to get through 60 minutes without any madness.....
Posted in: Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 11:04PM JST
I'm watching it too. I'd agree, they look top 4 material but not as good as City or Chelsea for me. I'd love to see both Liverpool and Everton in the top 4 but I can't see it. Everton's defence all over the place in all 3 games.
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 10:50PM JST
I watched it. How much did that Man U attacking 'talent' cost again? How many shots on target? Bring back Gary Birtles, all is forgiven.
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 06:59PM JST
City's fans were famously loyal in the bad times and the gallows humour in the chants could be very funny. No doubt they've attracted a few who will jump off the bandwagon if things turn bad, but that's true of any successful side.
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 06:34PM JST
I said too many gun-lovers use these reasons as a smokescreen, not all ( the fact the people see the ownership of these things as necessary itself shows the utter insanity of having a country awash with guns ). This love of guns and their glorification is disturbing and I don't mean idiotic movies with endless shoot-outs. I remember watching a History channel in the US with gravel-voiced narrators describing 'The ( gun name) The gun which won ( some battle or other )' in almost erotic terms describing how this instrument's design made it far more efficient at drilling through flesh and bone. It was stomach-churning. The vice of loving guns is incurable in the US, but perhaps seeing guns as at best a necessary evil is healthier than the beyond idiotic, disturbing crap described in the article.
Posted in: U.S. gun tourism grows in popularity
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
'To you perhaps. I grew up around guns and I love them'
I admire your honesty. Too many gun-lovers like to hide their love of these things behind smokescreens with half-believed appeals to an out of date constitution or self-defence. I wish more people would be this upfront so we could have a more honest debate As I said, I admire your honesty and thumbed you up for it, but are you completely comfortable with saying 'I love guns'?
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
The very idea of children with any firearm is repulsive and the sight of it should disgust people as much as an Indonesian toddler chain-smoking. Love of guns is a vice like alcohol, drugs or gambling. We rightly put age limits on those things and this should be no different. The almost religious attachment to the outdated second amendment will allow this vice to continue, but it can and should be contained as much as possible.
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
'...where newly married couples can fire submachine gun rounds and pose with Uzis and ammo belts.'
If a couple invites you round for dinner and this picture is on the windowsill, the unease you will feel should be enough to convince them you're not feeling well and need to make an early exit.
JimizoAug. 31, 2014 - 09:43AM JST
Strange weekend. City losing at home, Chelsea sticking 6 past Everton and Burnley only managing a draw v Man U.
JimizoAug. 30, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
'Once again, Japanese show they take these things seriously, unlike their European counterparts, where rampant and open racist hate goes unpunished year after year.'
Why is it that players in the English Premier League get suspended for racist comments and fans are also banned from stadiums for racist abuse? I can remember when racist abuse was commonplace from the terraces but the sanctions now are so severe it has been vastly reduced. Please don't make ignorant statements.
Posted in: F-Marinos fined Y5 mil over banana-waver
JimizoAug. 30, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
'Cameron is all talk and no action. He won't actually do anything; extremists will still be allowed to settle in the UK and those already there will not be deported.'
Spot on. The election is coming up next year, one Tory MP has already defected to UKIP and he needs to toughen up his rightwing credentials. How other posters are taken in by this shows a stunning ignorance of Cameron - many in his own party are sick of a front man even less sincere than Blair.
Posted in: UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million
JimizoAug. 29, 2014 - 11:00PM JST
Phony? Try the 'fact' that Saddam had WMDs. I don't think 'phony' does that one justice. I think people have had enough of lies, pretexts and thousands left dead. Please pardon the sane for trying to avoid another needless bloodbath and being sceptical of charging in pumped full of testosterone, dollar signs in the eyes and the voice of the almighty in the head. Thinking isn't a sin.
Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy
JimizoAug. 29, 2014 - 08:26PM JST
'Actually, no. The main reason why it doesn't street cred anymore is because we have this pacifist meow of a president that refuses to confront these dictators and Crazy, murdering jihadists.'
The US under Republican and Democrat presidents, hawkish or dovish, has supported quite a few dictators in the Middle East and elsewhere and supported murderous jihadists in places like Afghanistan when it was expedient to do so. Don't give us the usual rightist macho posturing - it's as ridiculous as it is hypocritical. Diving headlong into disasters may get the rightwing all weak at the knees at the Hollywood/ biblical rhetoric of the power of the US military, but more lives thrown at this failed disaster zone is a moral outrage. You put the tin hat on.
JimizoAug. 29, 2014 - 02:57PM JST
'Finally though, and most importantly, it does nothing to solve the problem. It just sweeps it under the rug. It teaches women and girls that in order to be "safe" the only option is to segregate yourself away from men.'
A fair point but you don't say what women should do in order to be safe. What are the options?
Posted in: Are women-only train cars illegal in Japan?
JimizoAug. 29, 2014 - 12:53PM JST
'No! All Obama had to do was keep a small amount of troops in Iraq after the surge, he didn't do that.'
All he had to do, eh? When are the Fox News numbskulls going to get this? This region was bound to fragment after Saddam. I know the right aren't too bothered at the idea of spilling other people's blood in the name of this lost cause but see the reality.
JimizoAug. 29, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
A woman without a mouth can't moan about bog seats.
Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio
JimizoAug. 28, 2014 - 09:07PM JST
Sharapova's got enough business going on off-court to make tennis a distraction but she still gives it 100% and wants to win every point. A great pro.
Posted in: Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at U.S. Open
JimizoAug. 28, 2014 - 03:47PM JST
'You give these anti Japan nationalists and their merry supporters around the world an inch, they take a mile.'
I think Abe has given them a bit more than 'an inch'.
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
I'm sorry but, these drills seem to do very little. When the 'big one' struck a…
Posted in: 2.35 million take part in nationwide disaster drill
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:19PM JST
The Obama/Nuland cookies-n-coup started all this. The Pinball Wizards are out in full force here today.
Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:16PM JST
Let's logically analyze this. WTF is different from eating cows, pigs, chickens, sardines, emu's or crocodiles?…
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:15PM JST
I think this is actually a good move for Kagawa considering the dire straits Manchester United…
Sep. 01, 2014 - 08:10PM JST
Tradition is not an excuse for anything.
Neither are national boundaries.
If something is dumb, it's…