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JimizoApr. 28, 2015 - 12:21AM JST
I'm not sure if 'overpower' is the right word. Man U had most of the possession but lacked the quality to do anything with it. If they had an Aguero up front rather than the past-it Rooney or the useless Falcao they could have got something. That £60,000,000 on Di Maria looks worse than Torres to Chelsea or Carroll to Liverpool.
Posted in: Chelsea's title bid on hold; Everton overpower United
JimizoApr. 27, 2015 - 12:23PM JST
Just say it. Pictures of young girls in bikinis is stomach-churning no matter how few members are involved. It's pretty simple. You may not be into that kind of thing, but the fact that it has gone on should set deafening alarm bells ringing. I'd run a mile.
Posted in: One finalist for AKB48 draft this year is just 11 years old
JimizoApr. 27, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
Thanks, Jose. I had a bet on 0-0 and another on a draw of any score. Why I was stupid enough to even consider there could be goals is irritating. Chelsea, you're so predictable.
I haven't heard from any Liverpool supporter now entertaining the chance of top 4. Liverpool are even worst than those expensive mediocrities we saw beaten 3-0 at Goodison yesterday. A good job for van Gasl that the usual top 4 contenders are as poor as they are - he could have been sacked already if Liverpool or Spurs had had a good season. Perhaps another £100,000,000 might help improve that defence.
Posted in: Chelsea's title celebrations delayed by 0-0 draw at Arsenal
JimizoApr. 27, 2015 - 11:37AM JST
Do you have anything to say about the bikini pictures mentioned here? I haven't and don't want to see them. Do they exist? If they do, are you comfortable with that?
JimizoApr. 26, 2015 - 01:08PM JST
'maybe some women just don’t like the idea of their guy being gone for days at a time'
I heard the exact opposite from all the married Japanese women I know. I haven't met one yet who wasn't enjoying her husband's frequent business trips. My father was a sailor and away for four months at a time and my mother said that was the secret to their very happy marriage. It's no surprise sailor isn't on this list.
Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date
JimizoApr. 26, 2015 - 11:37AM JST
Tranmere Rovers was relegated from the fourth tier and into the non-leagues for the first time in 94 years after a loss at Plymouth.'
Sad day - a great club. I used to go over to watch Tranmere on Friday nights with my brother to watch his mate play. Great gallows humour from the fans who didn't follow Liverpool or Everton and supported their local team - they must have needed it yesterday.
Posted in: City wins as Champions League places look set in England
JimizoApr. 25, 2015 - 12:23PM JST
“This is what you call Shakespeare, this is theatre!”
No, it's woman having a baby, lad. Happens quite a bit here on this planet.
Posted in: Eccentrics camp out in London to await royal birth
JimizoApr. 25, 2015 - 11:49AM JST
I think every generation can date when music went down the pan in their eyes. My parents tell me that nothing has come near The Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, Velvet Underground, Dylan and Beach Boys. For them, the likes of Queen, REM ( I like REM ) and U2 are derivative and pale imitations to their ears ( I can see where they are coming from to a point ). I can remember bubblegum pop in the 80s which sounded pretty much like the J-pop and K-pop you hear now. It's always been around. Teenagers listening to this now will also date when music went down the pan.
Posted in: Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans
JimizoApr. 25, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
The Who were a stunning band. I'd have loved to have seen them live in the early seventies. I heard Live at Leeds and it's sensational.
Posted in: Springsteen to honor The Who on 50th anniversary
JimizoApr. 25, 2015 - 09:59AM JST
There are those who think the 80s was a terrible decade for music. The decade when musicianship went down the pan for many to be replaced by synthesizer beats and tinny drum machines. The kind of plastic music the snobs love to hate like J-pop and K-pop is very 1980s.
JimizoApr. 25, 2015 - 12:51AM JST
I'm off to bed. Merkel? Anyone?
Posted in: 25 U.S. lawmakers urge Abe to reaffirm war apologies
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 11:21PM JST
Don't bother. This is the most bizarre exchange I've seen for a long time. The US politicians haven't been named let alone any evidence offered that they are in the pocket of a lobby group. Nobody is prepared to offer an explanation for the words of a politician from another country clearly not involved in the alleged situation. Astonishing.
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 10:56PM JST
Interesting. It seems the US politicians have been written off by some as stooges of a Korean or possibly Chinese lobby with no names and no evidence for these claims. Nobody has proved or disproved this. Fair enough. I'm just wondering why you get thumbed down for asking why Merkel made the statement she did. Can anyone offer an explanation?
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 08:59PM JST
'Your kidding yourself. These few US politicians are infuenced (vote bought) by the Korean American Lobby in the US. They don't dare act for Chinese interests for fear of political fallout and the fact that Chinese Amerians are to a great extent not pro-CCP.
What am I kidding myself about? I just said the stench has reached the U.S. and Germany. I'd like to see your evidence of these politicians being bought by the Korean American Lobby ( I'm not saying it isn't true but I think you need to provide evidence of this ).
'If you recall Germany had and still has zero interest in the China lead anti-JP agenda'
Sorry, you've completely lost me there. I don't have any idea what you're trying to say. Does it have anything to do with Merkel's thinly-veiled swipe at the Japanese rightists?
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 07:11PM JST
They seem to have survived that exodus pretty well and have built a far healthier and fairer society than the gruesome plutocracies we now see in the US and UK. The big business-backed stooges and Etonian parasites in these countries are still flogging the nonsense of rising tides and similar crap while the rich pull away.
Posted in: Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 07:01PM JST
'None of those 25 U.S. lawmaker have any clue!'
I see. Is the current German Chancellor or anyone else who opposes Abe's attempts at revision also clueless? Merkel, the Chancellor of a country with a bit of experience in these matters, doesn't strike me as a stupid or clueless woman. Quite the opposite in fact.
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 06:27PM JST
'Scandinavian countries take corruption seriously, that is why they work better'
Agreed. That combined with a sense of egalitarianism, excellent education and progressive thinking. I remember Hayek desperately trying and failing to find an answer to why these countries succeed considering their leftist tendencies could only come up with something along the lines of 'yes, but their not happy'.
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 04:37PM JST
One thing I found impressive when speaking to Swedish people was a pride in the Swedish political/social model and its social mobility in particular. I got more of a sense of people actually believing they are part of a society and valued as such rather than attempted force feeding of idiotic flags, songs, pledges or irritating patriotic soundbites. The people do seem to be more valued in their system and it's structure reflects that fact more than most. The proof is in the pudding and half-arsed, nationalistic window dressing isn't going to cut it.
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 02:54PM JST
'Twenty-five U.S. lawmakers are urging Japan’s prime minister “to formally reaffirm and validate” apologies made by his predecessors for Japanese wartime aggression.'
Interesting. The nationalists keep telling us it is only China and South Korea who are concerned about this issue. The foul stench of the right also reaches the nostrils of US and Germany to name two.
JimizoApr. 24, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
'But the stuff these days is a lot stronger than 20 years ago, so I've heard.'
That's true. I tried some pot a few years ago when I was in the UK and it turned me into a slobbering, gibbering idiot. It was much stronger than the stuff I remember at university which gave me the giggles. I've heard some say that certain types of pot should be reclassified.
Posted in: Colorado mom gave pot brownie to son who jumped from window
Apr. 28, 2015 - 07:10AM JST
I guess I'd be put into the small business owner category, but I personally always make…
Apr. 28, 2015 - 06:58AM JST
Popeye: Oil be blowed.
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Apr. 28, 2015 - 06:55AM JST
Poltical tool. If I were this woman I'd want an apology from Park Gye Hyun for…
Posted in: In U.S., 'comfort woman' demands apology from Japan
Apr. 28, 2015 - 06:52AM JST
he got irritated after an ambulance got in front of him while he was driving one…
Posted in: Man arrested for making over 5,000 silent calls to fire department
Apr. 28, 2015 - 06:38AM JST
Mr. Lester Tenney, Mr. Harold Bergbower and Mr. Darrell Stark, should have a meet up with…
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans