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JimizoAug. 30, 2015 - 07:03PM JST
'Agree with FightingViking; wonder whether anyone would put on a hinomaru bikini...'
The design of the hinomaru may not be entirely appropriate for a bikini top.
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JimizoAug. 30, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
Jose to win the sack race? Surely not..
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JimizoAug. 30, 2015 - 12:16PM JST
Bass, I know you regard Obama as a tyrant, a socialist, a liar and a coward among many other things. Okay. I get that. Many on the left regard Bush as a warmongering, lying, inarticulate and incompetent idiot. The left and the right throw out insults.
Let's stick to the matter being discussed. Bush avoiding the areas mentioned in the article is cowardice, isn't it? Let's be brutally honest.
Posted in: George W Bush visits New Orleans disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina
JimizoAug. 30, 2015 - 12:42AM JST
'Bush did not tour the federally managed levees whose failures flooded 80 percent of the city." Of course he didn't. He's a coward.
Yeah and Obama couldn't tell the truth about Bergdahl, about Iranian deal, about the pitfalls of Obamacare. Now if that doesn't describe a yellow bellied coward, then I don't know what does.'
'Yeah and Obama' sounds to me like you're saying both are cowards. As a non-partisan who doesn't hold a torch for any party, I'm sure you'd have no problem confirming this. Avoiding these areas sounds like ducking. I'm sure you'd agree from your impartial standpoint.
JimizoAug. 29, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
'As the expression goes, he'd be about as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit.
Won't be able to say the same thing for Obama when he's gone'
Could I please ask you to write clearly? Your posts are often incomprehensible.
JimizoAug. 29, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
'Bush avoided parts of New Orleans that have yet to recover from the devastating storm'
As the expression goes, he'd be about as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit.
JimizoAug. 29, 2015 - 12:52AM JST
I can only conclude that Obama became a socialist after winning his second term after being a capitalist, or pretending to be one, in his first term.
America would never elect a socialist.
Help me out here.
Posted in: Trump dumps insults on questioners; insists on control
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 09:35PM JST
'I don't understand how Abe thinks he can get away with this?'
I do. He thinks he's in charge of a country with a notoriously docile electorate and appalling turnout rates in elections and he's absolutely spot on.
Posted in: University students stage hunger strike over security bills
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 04:39PM JST
'I wonder what their "physical limit" is. I'm gonna go sit in front of them and eat some pizza.'
Congratulations on one of the the most puerile, witless, unfunny and childish comments I've ever read.
If Japanese people start coming home from wars of choice started by the US in bodybags, it may shake people out of their complacency over this issue. Lives aren't cheap.
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 02:58PM JST
'The U.S. actually has very strict rules for gun ownership (although that varies by state). Not as strict as other first-world countries'
I can't imagine what you'd define as lax gun laws.
Posted in: Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV in Virginia
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 02:44PM JST
I thought Trump would applaud Kelly's assurance to kids that Santa is white. Oh, and Jesus too.
Top notch stuff on Fox.
She is hot though.
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 12:13PM JST
'If Trump runs as an independent, Kelly will turn up the rhetoric following the Fox line of trying to slay the misogynyist Trump saying how he's even worse than she originally thought. Trump will counter with something obnoxious.
Where do you get this stuff from??'
Are you seriously suggesting that if Trump runs as an independent, Fox will not go into overdrive trying to derail him?
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 10:19AM JST
“Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as Fox deserves,” he said.'
Trump is a loudmouth but not stupid. He knows Kelly was following the Fox line in trying to slay the Trump beast but he also knows they will be forced to jump behind him if he wins the nomination.
If Trump doesn't get the nomination, she'll be allowed a phew and smirk on air.
If Trump gets the nomination, Kelly will be instructed to say how she's misunderstood Trump who will probably have an epiphany about her journalistic skills.
If Trump runs as an independent, Kelly will turn up the rhetoric following the Fox line of trying to slay the misogynyist Trump saying how he's even worse than she originally thought. Trump will counter with something obnoxious.
It may be decided that she's just too awkward. She's got the best legs and sexiest look of all the Fox cheerleaders but she is just a cheerleader. Very replaceable.
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 12:47AM JST
'Guns are the most efficient way to kill people."
Exactly why I carry one'
Thanks for backing me up on that one. Some posters here seem to think that woks, bog brushes and dental floss are just as efficient.
"Guns should be banned from the general public!"
'Spoken like a true tyrant.'
There's the crux. Most democracies in the world have very strict rules about ownership of firearms and their leaders would not hesitate for a second to affirm this idea. Do you regard these democracies as tyrannical?
JimizoAug. 28, 2015 - 12:15AM JST
Not long. I worked in Texas for a year ( couldn't wait to get out although I would go back to the US tomorrow if I could work in somewhere less...erm...well, I think you can guess. If you remove the gun violence in the ghettos, I think you'll still find the US still has a major problem with gun violence compared with other developed countries.
I think your use of 'frequent' displays the fact that as an American, your view of what constitutes 'frequent' gun violence or massacres is very different to other developed, and some developing, countries. S### seems to happen very frequently in the US.
JimizoAug. 27, 2015 - 11:46PM JST
'That's cause the o.g. rappers and their crews (made up of theives, pimps, drug dealers and gangbangers) need their black leadership to wear the shoe, then properly address the problem directly to their communities. . . .all the way down to 5th-6th graders who are already becoming involved in the "gangsta life".
C'mon. You don't see decent law abiding US citizens in small towns shooting each other up like swiss-cheese now do you?'
I have also read about people who aren't black mowing people down with firearms in schools, churches, on the streets and in cinemas. The phenomenon of widespread and frequent gun violence doesn't seem to be one restricted to any particular group.
JimizoAug. 27, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
'You are talking about a country that owes its existence to an armed insurrection. You can't detach weapons from our national psyche. Why else do you think we launch fireworks on independence day? Just listen to our national anthem.'
Plenty of countries owe their present existence or way of life to bloody struggles with foreign powers or through internal bloodbaths. It isn't just the US. Try the lyrics to the French anthem for some serious fisticuffs - it makes the lyrics to the US anthem sound pacifist in comparison.
It doesn't follow that the country should be awash with firearms with citizens of that country drilling holes in fellow citizens on a regular basis centuries later.
JimizoAug. 27, 2015 - 08:51PM JST
'Someone above made a good point when they referred to a Law & Order episode. What many people don't confront is the fetish America has with gun culture and violence and self- destruction. Look at all the tv and movies. Nothing but sex and violence. The actual guns are just the light to a long fuse that's been dangling in the American psyche for a long time. Simply banning guns isn't going to remedy the fetish.'
A good point and I agree this is a virus which can't be eradicated overnight. The images of children with firearms made for kiddies is sickening and warped. Unfortunately, there are many out there who actually love these things. I lived in Texas and I'll repeat my earlier point about how some of the things I saw on TV and in magazines were perverted in their glorification of devices which have the sole purpose of killing things. It was sick ( John Lennon wrote 'happiness is a warm gun' after seeing that jaw-dropping sentence on a magazine in the US - a man of course later brutally murdered by a maniac brandishing one of these filthy devices ).
I just hope, like smoking, it will gradually be seen as the vice it is and those who have it will become increasingly shunned. It sounds defeatist but there is no party in the US prepared to take this issue on. The GOP love them and the Democrats are either slightly less in love with them or powerless to do anything about them.
JimizoAug. 27, 2015 - 03:19PM JST
'How about a balding, overweight, middle-aged Bond?
I'm your man!'
Why not? A Lancashire Bond would be great. One of your innuendos could be asking Moneypenny if you could dip into her hot pot ;)
Posted in: Time for black or gay 007, says Brosnan
JimizoAug. 27, 2015 - 03:01PM JST
'When a dentist shot a lion, the world blamed the dentist and not his gun. But when crazy people shoot other people, the world blames the guns'
Why did the appalling specimen choose to finish off the lion with a gun? Because a gun was the most efficient way to do it. That's why hunters use them and don't use screwdrivers, knives, frying pans or feather dusters.
According to the gun-lovers, the US is a country which seems unable to deal with people with serious mental illness. Is it a good idea to have this country absolutely awash with the most efficient tools for killing people? Is it a good idea to have a culture in which these things are not just tolerated as a necessary evil but actually loved by many? I saw TV shows and magazines in the States which border on the erotic when describing these things.
It's a vice which leaves innocent people dead.
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:51PM JST
"Can't the Chinese take over?"
"Why would they? They have nothing, and want nothing, to do…
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Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:46PM JST
From Hong Kong to Japan, students rising up more
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Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:44PM JST
Last photo guy wants to get a close-up experience. But he doesn't look too happy
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:42PM JST
"we have to be careful not to violate the suspect’s rights,”
What about the rights of…
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Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
Line has been looking to expand in bigger markets, such as the U.S., but has not…
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