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KabukiloverMay. 21, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
I hope this rotten company does not survive financially. I hope the creeps who run this company go to prison or kill themselves. They made airbags that maim and kill people. And these swine have done everything possible to dodge the facts.
Posted in: Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million
KabukiloverMay. 17, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
"fighting rages" as if it were a snowstorm. Saudis slaughtering innocent people is more to the point.
Posted in: Fighting rages in Yemen on 4th day of humanitarian truce
KabukiloverMay. 16, 2015 - 01:37PM JST
Supey11MAY. 16, 2015 - 07:48AM JST
Only in Japan would another standardized test be considered "a revolutionary reform"
True but now joined by the US, where is sliding down the standardized tube with Japan .
Posted in: LDP panel proposes new teacher recruitment system
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2015 - 08:12AM JST
The militarization of Japan under Abe is abetting the insecurity of the region. Things will be a lot better when Abe is out of office and the LDP is out of power.
Posted in: Abe says new security bills needed because Japan can't ignore real world
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
This is relevant to our discussion on bravery with relation to the Kamikaze. This is guy was obviously out of his mind but yes, it took a degree of "bravery" to stab a poor innocent girl with an ice pick. This underscores that bravery is not an automatic virtue. Oftentimes it is stupidity or madness. In this case it was both.
Where did this psycho get the idea of having "guts" to hurt someone? Peer pressure? Movies?
With the amount of psychopaths running around in Japan I am glad this country has strict gun control laws.
I hope for the girl's speedy recovery. I hope this psycho is put into a padded cell for the rest of his life.
Posted in: Man says he stabbed girl on train to see if he had guts enough to kill someone
KabukiloverMay. 15, 2015 - 06:37AM JST
First a correction. My initial post should have read that whether the kamikaze were brave is not relevant. I will say that again. Bravery per se is not an automatic virtue. The kamikaze were fighting for a brutal aggressor regime. The difference between Kamekaze and today's suicide bombers is that the latter are volunteers and former were volunteered. There is no virtues in either.
Posted in: Do you think of Japan's World War II kamikaze pilots as brave? How would you compare them with today's suicide bombers?
KabukiloverMay. 14, 2015 - 09:10PM JST
This is a site that deserves the same respect as a Nazi concentration camp. It needs to preserved but not glorified.
Posted in: WWII kamikaze base to seek UNESCO recognition for pilots' documents
KabukiloverMay. 14, 2015 - 09:07PM JST
The Army and especially Navy fanasptics potentially wanted all Japanese to be "brave" and commit suicide rather than surrender. There is nothing worthy of being brave if your cause is unworthy. I am sure that the Kamikaze were brave and the idiot suicide bombers who bow up innocent civilians are brave. But that does not make them virtuous. The American Sniper was brave but he was no hero. The Japanese Army and Navy fanatics cut their tummies open after Hirohito decided to surrender were brave but they were pond scum.
My late friend was a kamikaze. After the war he became a Communist.
KabukiloverMay. 14, 2015 - 08:00PM JST
Exactly BW. Okinawa would blossom with the bases gone.
Posted in: What do you think would happen to the Okinawan economy if all U.S. military personnel left?
KabukiloverMay. 14, 2015 - 07:50PM JST
Whether they were brave or not is relevant. The government who sent them to their deaths was not brave. The people who ruled Japan were self-serving monsters. That these young men were forced to die for a lost cause that was ignoble to begin with was war crime.
KabukiloverMay. 10, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
This takes the case for idiocy. That judge epitomizes the old lawyers' joke about what you call a lawyer with a 40 IQ (Your Honor). What the innocent driver could have is a matter of retrospection. What happens in a split second is impossible to judge. Even an ordinary should know that.
Posted in: Fukui accident victim wins claim against fellow victims
KabukiloverMay. 10, 2015 - 12:13PM JST
There is no point of Poroshenko to "bristle" unless he wishes that the Nazis won (as did a lot of a lot Ukrainian nationalists, who also caused unspeakable crimes against humanity). Ukrainians were part of the Red Army and Navy that defeated Hitler. Poroshenko and Co. can tear down all the WWII Soviet monuments they want and put up as many monuments honoring the collaborationists,but, as we say in Japan, you can't change history.
That the Western Powers chose to boycott boycott Russia's celebration of 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany show what short-sighted little jackasses their leaders really are.
Posted in: Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles
KabukiloverMay. 09, 2015 - 09:41PM JST
"he boy had been absent from school for about a week in July and that when he returned, teachers noticed bruises and burns on his arm and notified a child welfare center. Welfare center staff visited the family in July; however, they found nothing out of the ordinary." The second time they visited no one was home and that, i guess, settled the natter. The bruises and burns Should have set off alarm bells. Who gave the kid those bruises and burns should have been made an issue with those parents and the welfare center people should have return a third time when the people were home. All this is pretty elementary. So why did it not happen?
The parents who got cushy suspended sentences are not normal. What sort of normal people will chain their kid up? The child should be taken as far away from these people as possible.
Posted in: Parents who chained 8-year-old son inside house get suspended sentences
KabukiloverMay. 09, 2015 - 11:19AM JST
Abe"s "tendency" to whitewash the past is in fact a conspiracy of the Japanese right wind, from the LDP to the nationalist generational terrorists to create a wall consisting of big lies. The comfort women issue is one thing. Unit 731 is another. The US did not punish Ishi Shiro and his fellow monsters but were put on the U.S. payroll.
What happened before could happen again, with the same results.
Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history
KabukiloverMay. 09, 2015 - 10:59AM JST
Good for the mayor. Albion should be honoured
Posted in: Oita mayor says no name change for Charlotte the monkey
KabukiloverMay. 08, 2015 - 10:35PM JST
There is reason why rich people have bad taste. There is no one around them to set them straight. This watch is truly ugly. You will not find anything this ugly looking even in Walmart.
Posted in: Japanese man leaves $100,000 watch behind at Newark airport
KabukiloverMay. 07, 2015 - 10:55PM JST
This is another heartbreaking story. The poor little girl never had a chance at life. Of course the moron in question did not mean to kill the child, but fact is that he did. He'll have to live with it for the rest of his rotten life.
The disquieting thing is that beating children is socially acceptable in Japan. Teachers get away with taibatsu even though it is illegal. There are parents who want teachers to beat their kids so they will study harder.
Beating children is as much mainstream here as it was in Victorian England and is in redneck America.
Yes, he didn't mean to kill the child. He was just doing what he learned was socially acceptable behavior.
Posted in: 21-yr-old man held for fatally beating 4-month-old daughter
KabukiloverMay. 07, 2015 - 10:42PM JST
I prefer "plus size" to "marshmallow." I also like "zoftig," "Rubenesque," "pleasantly plump" and "voluptuous." "Marshmallow" is creepy.
When my friend's daughter was suffering from a bad self image because she was any one of the above except "marshmallow" he took her to an art museum and showed her that almost without exception artists love big women and thereby express men's true hidden desires. She developed such a happy self-image that she had to buy Doc Martin boots to fight off all the boys who too enthusiastically attracted to her. No marshmallow that girl.
Sorry but the above "marshmallow" clothing leaves me cold.
Posted in: Marshmallow girls want to cosplay too
KabukiloverMay. 07, 2015 - 10:22PM JST
There is nothing wrong with naming a monkey Charlotte. At this very moment lots of people are naming babies, cats, dogs and perhaps pet spiders Charlotte. Remember "Charlotte's Web," "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" and the dubious "Charlotte the Harlot, the Cowpunchers' Whore." When Charlotte grows up she had better learn to fight. I mean the princess not the monkey.
Posted in: Oita zoo under fire for naming baby monkey Charlotte
KabukiloverMay. 06, 2015 - 12:39PM JST
Yes, too much money as the GOP screws the poor and the middle class.
Posted in: The real problem for Republicans: Too much money
May. 22, 2015 - 06:59PM JST
The UK has always been a target for migrants ever since the Ice Age ended. We…
Posted in: British PM Cameron announces new plans to tighten immigration
"Goodbye, Dave. Except for Johnny Carson, there was none better."
What about Jay Leno? Exactly, exactly!
Posted in: Final Letterman show draws record 14 million viewers
May. 22, 2015 - 06:58PM JST
This was always a gross overreaction and nice to see reason finally prevail.
One has to…
Posted in: Appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in 'nut rage' case
Hells teeth the man is holding a conversation with one Hashi whilst attempting to eat with…
Posted in: Man arrested for threatening Princess Kako online
May. 22, 2015 - 06:57PM JST
Blatter has received strong public backing from nearly every regional confederation except Europe’s UEFA.
Posted in: Blatter vs Prince Ali for FIFA top job as Figo, van Praag exit