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JimizoOct. 21, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
Make the penalties harsher. Make sure these filthy devices are as scarce as possible.
Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer
JimizoOct. 20, 2014 - 11:12PM JST
'Actually, Kickboard, I came on to do just that. He's doing very well for Milan. If only he could do as well for the national team.'
23 goals in 59 games from midfield including goals in World and Asian Cups ( he was voted player of the tournament in 2011 ). I'm just wondering what you would regard as playing well for the national team.
Posted in: Hot-shot Honda fires AC Milan up to fourth
JimizoOct. 20, 2014 - 09:05PM JST
Is there any possible topic on this planet on which you are unable to bring up 'Communist China'? Lazy, arrogant and frankly inept politicians have been found abusing taxpayers' money yet again. This isn't about the dark forces of the left which seem to whirl around in your fevered imagination. Politicians should follow the law and stop abusing people's hard-earned money. It's pretty simple.
Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers
JimizoOct. 20, 2014 - 05:05PM JST
'Jimizo- Define "well educated". :)'
The ability to read the basic characters used the script of your native language would be a good start.
JimizoOct. 20, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
Male or female, this side of Japanese politics has not and will not change. Political blue-bloods with all the laziness, complacency and arrogance of those believing they were born to rule continue making politics in this country a joke. This is a well-educated country with many smart people who could offer something better than this and have the common sense to understand that misuse of taxpayer cash actually matters. The problem could be that these smart people are smart enough to know how difficult it is to enter this club and take their talents elsewhere.
JimizoOct. 20, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Some game at Loftus Road. I felt sorry for QPR who deserved a point for sheer effort but they missed sitters and scored 2 oggies. Harry first in the sack race?
Posted in: Liverpool wins thriller in Premier League
JimizoOct. 20, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
He's in very good form and proving many doubters wrong including many AC Milan fans. He said he was good enough for one of the top leagues and it seems he was right. Good on him.
JimizoOct. 19, 2014 - 10:45PM JST
'...the guys who tried to sweep the sexual exploitation by priests under the carpet here'
Call it the sexual abuse and rape of children rather than 'exploitation'. I also prefer the word 'criminals' to 'guys'. Anybody who attempted to cover up one of the worst crimes imaginable ( including the disgusting violation of deaf children ) and in some cases shifting them to another area where they continued to prey on the defenseless should be serving a life sentence.
Posted in: Setback for Pope Francis as synod fails to agree on gays, divorcees
JimizoOct. 19, 2014 - 06:31PM JST
Sorry, careless phrasing. I should have said 'I've heard the message' not 'I've seen the message'. I've heard many, particularly those on the US right, pointing out that Jesus didn't repudiate the Hebrew Bible's murderous hatred of homosexuals and this showed his approval of this attitude. The same people tend to overlook his attitude towards money and forgiveness of course.....
JimizoOct. 19, 2014 - 06:09PM JST
'I'm not religious, but this just doesn't make sense to me. Didn't Jesus hang out with, like, prostitutes and tax collectors (what could be worse than a tax collector?), and tell that thief who got crucified next to him that he could go to heaven, and say something about not coming to call the righteous, but rather sinners to repentance? What, Jesus's standards weren't high enough?'
I've seen the message of Jesus interpreted as justifying homophobia, capitalism, owning weapons, pacifism, communism, violent revolution etc...I like to see him as a hippie socialist. The conservatives point out the fact that he didn't mention homosexuality and so they refer to the barbarism of the Hebrew bible ( which advises execution of homosexuals ) to justify their bigotry. The progressives point out that he didn't mention homosexuality and assume that he didn't see it as important. The common sense approach would be to understand that we shouldn't look to the moral outlook of a first century Jewish preacher to decide moral issues in 2014 and geriatric virgins(?) are not the best people to approach on sexual matters.
JimizoOct. 18, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
'China reacted with renewed anger on Friday.
So who actually give a hooting duck.
China stop repressing your own people, let hong kong choose who to vote for, leave Tibet, show some humanity instead of criticising others about what they do on their own soil, in their own time, on their own dime.'
It's become the usual refrain of apologists to point out China's dreadful human rights record or Korea's bloody-mindedness as a way of not dealing with the obvious - this place enshrines those guilty of disgusting crimes and it's museum attempts to whitewash them. This place is toxic and disgraces the memory of the decent who fought and died. I notice Taiwan also issued a rebuke. Can you point to Taiwanese human rights violations or Taiwanese bloody-mindedness towards Japan as a way of not dealing with the point?
Posted in: Abe meets Chinese PM amid furor over lawmakers' Yasukuni Shrine visits
JimizoOct. 17, 2014 - 04:19PM JST
The enshrinement the class A animals disgraced the memory of those
Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering
JimizoOct. 17, 2014 - 12:15PM JST
26 million on theatre tickets? I wonder what was showing. The importance of being Earnest?
Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports
JimizoOct. 16, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
Nationalists and religious fanatics often react badly to criticism or to having their dirty laundry aired. It's usually a sign of insecurity. Pakistan is a country disfigured by tribalism and religion and is doomed to poverty and backwardness until more people throw off stupid racist ideas and learn to question the belief that Islam is not the solution to all human problems. Whatever your take on Malala receiving the Nobel Prize, I'm just glad that one more person was able to go somewhere better.
Posted in: Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home
JimizoOct. 15, 2014 - 01:15PM JST
I like to have more than 2 choices in an electoral system where your vote against the larger parties isn't a useless one.
Posted in: Why are there so many opposition parties (at least seven) in Japanese politics?
JimizoOct. 14, 2014 - 09:27PM JST
My wife usually calls me a nickname derived from my family name ( she didn't take my name after marriage ) or a nickname for people from my hometown. She uses my first name when she's feeling romantic. Sometimes using something sparingly can be very nice.
Posted in: Mothers react to being called by their first names after years of just being 'Mama'
JimizoOct. 14, 2014 - 07:07PM JST
'Why be swayed by a few bad apples.'
Many of the turnips from the LDP who turn up at Yasukuni don't believe there are any 'bad apples' in there.
Posted in: Dozens of lawmakers expected to visit Yasukuni Shrine on Friday
JimizoOct. 14, 2014 - 06:38PM JST
Japan don't lack passion. They lack quality.
Dropping Honda would rob Japan of one of the few players with quality capable of changing a game. Your pathological hatred of Honda is a strange one. Who would you replace him with? Please don't answer 'anybody'. A name please.
Posted in: Japan's soccer coach denies team lacks passion
JimizoOct. 13, 2014 - 12:47PM JST
Perhaps they can encourage older residents to wail their tuneless enka from the snack bars in the daytime instead of the evenings to drown out the noise of the kids.
Posted in: New daycare centers held up by residents opposing noisy kids
JimizoOct. 13, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
I've just watched a recording of the England game. That was a revolting game of football. I wish we didn't have to interrupt the Premiership with this kind of rubbish. Maybe it's time to limit international games to a few friendlies a year and maybe World Cups.
Posted in: England labor to victory; Costa breaks Spain drought
Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
Bummer that it didn't work out for them. I guess they missed mobile even more than…
Posted in: IBM to pay $1.5 bil to shed its costly chip division
I just sincerely hope that some of the bloggers on here never have any contact with…
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
Two women resigning in one week? Abe's toast!
Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:06AM JST
Is that U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy sitting with Zuckerberg and Co.?
Posted in: Making a point
In the UK you pay tax when you buy a lottery ticket, so you're taxed win…
Posted in: Osaka man wipes away millions in owed taxes by deducting losing horse race tickets