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JimizoJan. 28, 2015 - 01:06PM JST
'Olympics is getting boring simply a stage for coca cola & other corporate crap!!!'
Gluttony competitions with hamburgers? McDonald's, of course.
Posted in: Organizations for karate, squash, snooker and 10 pin bowling are lobbying for their inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Which of these, if any, would you like to see included, and which current Olympic sports would you like to see dropped?
JimizoJan. 28, 2015 - 11:48AM JST
'We stand for the rule of law, democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and equal rights. Don't worry mate, oil trumps little insignificant little details like that. Those darned commies in China though....'
Posted in: Obama meets new Saudi king to shore up ties
JimizoJan. 28, 2015 - 07:42AM JST
Dump dressage and synchronized swimming. Dressage is an outrage.
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 10:41PM JST
'An unfortunate accident'
Kazuaki, you've tried to argue logically up to now but your use of 'unfortunate accident' is a dead giveaway. I do you the credit of knowing the nuances of 'unfortunate' and 'accident'. Come on, was 'unfortunate accident' the correct choice of phrase here?
Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 09:50PM JST
I hope the judge, like all decent people, holds these people in contempt.
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 06:57PM JST
'America, Japan, and the rich Europian countries give billions away, only to have it grossly mismanaged and used by the families in charge to make them billionaires.'
Keeping corrupt but pliable despots sweet has always been, well, how can I put this, at least at the back of the minds of some offering 'humanitarian aid'.
Posted in: In view of the hostage crisis, what do you think of Japan's decision to provide $200 million in non-military humanitarian aid for those displaced by conflict in the Middle East?
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 06:48PM JST
I suppose the old question of who would you trust to make such laws can't be answered. I'm sure this present administration in Japan would have a few eye-opening ideas on what they'd deem 'inappropriate'.
Posted in: 20 prefectural and local assemblies in Japan have urged the Japanese government to make hate speech illegal. Do you think hate speech should be illegal?
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 05:57PM JST
'Regardless on where you stand on the issue, AS's conduct in handling this issue was one of gross irresponsibility.'
I don't see why this comment was thumbed down. The Asahi aided the nutty right by allowing disingenuous or poisoned/poisonous academics to trot-out the usual crap that this proves sex slaves is a whole cloth fabrication. The idiots over at the CCP also gave them fuel by inflating the Nanking death toll. The weight of evidence is large enough without throwing any red meat to the jaundiced, plain ignorant or plain depraved. Keep your standards and honesty and don't sink to the level of those the world sees for what they are.
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
Given how young people are leaving towns and villages en masse, I think Ishiba should have recommended investment in defibrillators or Viagra to revive some of these the communities.
Posted in: Each village, town and city needs to work out how to revive their community.
JimizoJan. 27, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
My home country is the UK. I think the UK has 'intervened' enough around the world over its history.
Posted in: 200 killed as Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city
JimizoJan. 26, 2015 - 10:27PM JST
'It is really disingenious to compare this with the islamic jihad.'
I didn't. If you read my original post, I carefully used the word 'implicated'. I was pointing out a reason why the US media in particular didn't focus on the implication of the Christian church in this bloodbath. I didn't say at any point that it was comparable to Islamic Jihad but I do think it was an utterly disgusting episode and attempts to brush it under the carpet were revealing.
JimizoJan. 26, 2015 - 09:43PM JST
You surprise me. You usually have a good knowledge of events. The western media, and particularly the US media, took care not to focus on the role Christian churches played in Rwanda. A quick google search will give you plenty of unpleasant reading matter. Here's a flavour from the Guardian:
'Archbishop Vincent Nsengiyumva was so closely attached to the Hutu power structure that for nearly 15 years he sat in the ruling party's central committee as it implemented the policies of discrimination and demonisation that laid the ground for genocide'
'Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka was notorious during the 1994 genocide of 800,000 Tutsis for wearing a gun on his hip and colluding with the Hutu militia that murdered hundreds of people sheltering in his church. A Rwandan court convicted the priest of genocide and sentenced him in absentia to life in prison. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda spent years trying to bring him to trial.'
'They included Father Athanase Seromba who ordered the bulldozing of his church with 2,000 Tutsis inside and had the survivors shot.'
It seems some religious extremists were calling for the genocide from the pulpit as well as taking part. I can't see how you can argue religion didn't carry any blame for Rwanda along with the obvious tribalism.
JimizoJan. 26, 2015 - 02:59PM JST
I fully agree with your idea that African lives are hardly valued by the western media, western politicians and in general, western people. It has also been suggested that the Rwandan massacre, which dwarfed anything carried out so far by Boko Haram, didn't hit the news because Christian extremists rather than Muslim extremists were implicated. That wasn't the narrative people wanted to hear.
JimizoJan. 26, 2015 - 10:04AM JST
There can't be too many more erotic words in the English language than 'American Sniper' for certain Americans. Eastwood knew he was onto a winner with the title alone. That said, older, more revered and 'inspired' sources of division and discrimination are books that can be found in many homes and in places of worship. No Clint Eastwood flick could come close.
Posted in: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims
JimizoJan. 26, 2015 - 12:30AM JST
'Before I forget, this is for those Liberals that try and defend the actions of ISIS and other barbaric groups like theirs. To those Liberals I say to you, why not have more compassion for their victims rather than trying to defend your allies! You can't treat an savage with compassion, they see compassion as a weakness.'
Where are these liberals? I can't see any. Are they under the bed with the reds?
Posted in: Abe says video claiming one hostage killed likely authentic
JimizoJan. 25, 2015 - 11:11PM JST
'Yeah! And he was able to start the Iran-Iraq war, invade Kuwait, gas the Kurds...'
He certainly was able to start the Iran-Iraq war with conventional arms supplied by the western powers. I wonder where he got those chemical weapons from. His local pharmacy?
Posted in: Obama offers condolences to Abe over slain hostage
JimizoJan. 25, 2015 - 06:48PM JST
I'm sure if the troops had only stayed on a few more years that would have given the murderous fanatics enough time to sit, reflect and realise a secular, democratic, inclusive government is the way forward and embraced their former enemies. Unless you're prepared to accept an endless occupation with troops returning home in bodybags or missing a few limbs and draining the coffers you've got to see this area for what it is. They've been killing other for centuries and nothing anybody from the outside, or probably inside for that matter, can do will stop it.
JimizoJan. 25, 2015 - 05:14PM JST
'Man City had better win the league or Pellegrini will get the @rse.'
True, but I don't think just an FA Cup would have saved him, nor possibly Mourinho. The FA Cup is becoming more of a Mickey Mouse cup every year like the League Cup is now.
Posted in: Chelsea, Man City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup
JimizoJan. 25, 2015 - 12:40PM JST
'Abe's involvement was welcomed by Everyone,'
Would that include the Japanese people who elected him? As far as I can tell, far from everyone in this country welcomes it.
JimizoJan. 25, 2015 - 12:21PM JST
'Yup, yup, all BUSH's fault, NOTHING to do with that guy that INVADED Kuwait, and thied to TAKE OVER the Oil Fields. And YES, it WAS ALL ABOUT Oil, WHY do you think he INVADED Kuwait ?!?!'
Take it easy. Nobody is saying it's 'all BUSH's fault'. Don't forget BLAIR.
Posted in: Bombings kill 13 in Iraq's capital
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:32PM JST
Her parents, friends and family didn't recognize that she was mentally unstable?
Posted in: 19-year-old girl arrested for killing 77-year-old woman in Nagoya
McCain, a Republican who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the kingdom was emerging “as…
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:26PM JST
what the heck is yomping
Yomp (Your Own Measured Pace) an army march in full kit.…
Communist love prancing around showing off their antiquated cheap weapons of war. But, all those weapons…
Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:24PM JST
If it's not Godzilla, it's a giant ape. Life in Tokyo must be rough.
Posted in: Going ape