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KabukiloverNov. 29, 2015 - 08:25PM JST
Yes, the NRA does it again. A total ding-dong with a criminal record could get all the guns he wanted. That sums up what is wrong the phony "right to bear arms" rhetoric.
Note that this guy is a white man and he was taken alive after killing three people, including a cop.
He would probably be dead if he happened to be African-American. Then the racist pond scum would let loose against Black people in general and Black Lives Matter in particular. (If you want a taste of this go to "Comments" under any African-American topic on Yahoo, USA and you will be shocked by the deluge of utterly insane racism. These same people are now using this terrorist act to get at "liberals," the ACLU and, yeah, Blacks.) The fact this guy is alive and unscathed may well be the ultimate extension of white privilege.
It is has yet to be seen if this obviously insane person was driven by the anti-Planned Parenthood hysteria brewed up by the Republicans, so-called Right-to-Life bullies and religious nuts.
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KabukiloverNov. 29, 2015 - 10:20AM JST
The intent is praiseworthy. The delivery is not impressive. Anecdotes are no substitute for intelligent analysis and documentation. This article more about Amy Chavez than it is about Japan.
"The nail (or peg) that stands up gets hammered down" is not a stereotype but a proverb. It is an old proverb that has more to do with ancient totalitarianism and the strictures village life. It can be applied to any situation that is authoritarian not only in Japan but anywhere else in the world. It applies to schools, corporations and bureaucracies in Japan, but not only in Japan. The late Minamoto Masao wrote a book," Straitjacket Society" about this. The people he wrote about who were afraid to think for themselves and act without a set of instructions were the nails (or pegs) who never stood out and were absolutely worthless in a crisis, as we saw in Tohoku in 2011 and in Kobe-Awaji in 1995. In both cases, spontaneous grass roots groups took action while the central government fiddled.
The general tendency in this country is not to stand out. It is not altogether uniform of course. But it is there,
Is Japan a strict society? (Item two.) It depends on what you mean. Japan has an active Communist Party. Even though prostitution is against the law bordellos (Seaplanes) operate without impunity. If you are a Japanese man you can get roaring drunk in public and not lose face (item three). Regarding work, this country can be very "strict" in the way it exploits people. In item two Chavez only babbles anecdotes.
Losing face. Yes, Japanese worry about losing face. So does everyone else. The whole business of "face" is an issue that requires a book. Or at least an extended article. Not a jumble of chitchat.
Posted in: Japan misunderstood: 3 stereotypes that live on
KabukiloverNov. 28, 2015 - 01:05PM JST
Contempt of court. This will be a criminal action.
Posted in: Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic Ocean by end of March
KabukiloverNov. 28, 2015 - 10:45AM JST
Gather round ye pensioners who have been shafted by the pension system and bring your tin cups. Abe is going to toss a few coins your way. Once you get your coins be sure to spend them immediately to bolster the economy. Don't forget to support corporate tax cuts and the increase in the sales tax. And make sure you vote for the LDP.
Posted in: Japan plans extra budget, handouts to pensioners to pump up recovery
KabukiloverNov. 28, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
Refute. Always misused in the Japanese English language press. Refute means to prove wrong. In the Japanese English usage it usually means to answer back.
Reinterpret. Usually means to distort.
Hot. As applied to celebrities.
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
KabukiloverNov. 25, 2015 - 07:41PM JST
I hope this cop is found guilty and goes to prison with no chance of parole.
Posted in: White Chicago police officer charged with murder in killing of black teen
KabukiloverNov. 23, 2015 - 06:38PM JST
"Refute" used as in to disagree with or deny, not disprove. Constantly used in the English language press.
KabukiloverNov. 23, 2015 - 09:54AM JST
An article following the quote would have helped. Jerseyboy nailed it. The houses in question are without doubt abandoned and most are most likely in remote rural areas. It is probable that in many or most cases people who abandon houses do not own the land. Those that do own the land are likely waiting to be bought out.
Posted in: Nearly 60% of vacant houses in Japan, excluding those intended for sale, are in very poor condition, with decay and other significant damage.
KabukiloverNov. 23, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
I am now convinced that Trump is clinically insane. Were he not rich he might be mowing down innocent people with an asault rifle. Sine he is rich he can psychoticly run for president and be a front runner.
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KabukiloverNov. 23, 2015 - 09:25AM JST
Read the article carefully. The rider came so close to the woman that her clothes got caught in the bike, which forced the man to get off. The man shouted at her, bashed her head with something and then rode off. My conclusion. The man was drunk. If he were drunk he should not have been riding the bicycle. Hitting the pedestrian is bad enough. Bashing her was worse only because he caused no serious injuries with bicycle.
Posted in: Cyclist assaults woman pedestrian after running into her
KabukiloverNov. 22, 2015 - 07:37PM JST
I see. He was eggsaspirated In looking for work. Then he got the eggrigious idea of playing a nasty yoke. His mind was that scrabbled. He thought he could not chicken out once he decided to do it. Some eggs benadic Arnold outed him and he was fried. The police informed him this was not poultry crime. But let look at the sunny side up. The punishment sound be light, and maybe this will egg him on to lead a butter life.
Posted in: University student arrested for throwing eggs from condo balcony
KabukiloverNov. 22, 2015 - 01:32PM JST
I have said before. Abe and his underlings live in a bell jar. All of this sound great when you write it up and present it at a meeting. Blah, blah, blah that in the end makes the meeting people happy but goes nowhere.
Fertility help? Japanese women are fertile enough and Japanese men are potent enough. That is not the problem. Having children is expensive, there is not enough space and the baggage that goes with it is a drag. That"s the problem. It will take more than a few silly meetings to solve this problem.
KabukiloverNov. 22, 2015 - 09:49AM JST
This is ghastly. Between the police who shoot unarmed blacks to bigoted mobs who kill transgender women the US is a frightening place.
Posted in: Homicides of transgender women in U.S. reach alarming high
KabukiloverNov. 21, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
Where else would a guy throwing eggs make national news?
KabukiloverNov. 21, 2015 - 08:11AM JST
If this utterly stupid totalitarian stuff had come from anyone else I would be petrified. Coming from Trump it is easy to dismiss it as just another silly act in his ongoing clown show a breath a complacent sigh of relief by the GOP's dismissal. What is scary, really scary, is this guy is a front runner. Millions of Republicans love him. This is to say he is the leader of a totalitarian mob.
Posted in: Republicans disavow Trump's call for Muslim database
KabukiloverNov. 20, 2015 - 10:32PM JST
Abe has further disgraced Japan. The blowback will take time but it will come.
KabukiloverNov. 20, 2015 - 07:54PM JST
This shows just how terrified the Abe and the LDP are of criticism of any kind, even the remote possibility of criticism.
KabukiloverNov. 17, 2015 - 09:56PM JST
Stay away from the total disaster called "The war on terror." Help refugees who are victims of both terror and the so-called war on terror.
Posted in: What do you think Japan, as a member of the international community, should do in the fight against Islamic State and other terrorist groups?
KabukiloverNov. 15, 2015 - 03:15PM JST
Pouring money into the farm sector is like giving a transfusion to a corpse. Except for specialized farming that produces luxury melons agriculture is comatose in Japan. The average age of farmers is 65. Farmers lucky in enough to live in flat lands and an urban center are wait to sell their land to developers. Farmers in the mountains are fleeing if they can.
KabukiloverNov. 15, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
Quote: "The government is likely to compile an extra budget worth around 3.5 trillion yen at the end of this year to help farmers boost their global competitiveness and finance social security measures, government sources said Saturday."
Translation: Using our money for pork barrel politics to boost votes for the LDP.
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Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:21PM JST
Sea Shepard is a circus freak show and foolishly contributed money goes to their leader's wait…
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Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:09PM JST
How many times was this translated to go from a racetrack in Japan to a foreign…
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Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:08PM JST
“However, it is of course up to firms’ management and labor whether to raise wages.
Posted in: BOJ chief calls for wage increase to overcome deflation
Hey guys, listen real close and you can hear "the fat lady" humming !
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Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:03PM JST
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