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KabukiloverAug. 04, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
Above poster. Nagasaki was bombed of a cloud cover over Kiakyushu, the original target.
Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it
KabukiloverAug. 04, 2015 - 11:18AM JST
Japanese Military stupidity started the war and continued relentlessly until the very bitter end with flying human bombs. Oh yes, the military idiots who could accept Hirohito's belated surrender killed themselves after a failed coupe. They prefered that Japan "shatter like a jewel" rather surrender. Well, these dingbats have been reborn. Not as fireflies but as Abe and his fellow LDP miltarists.
Posted in: Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots
KabukiloverAug. 04, 2015 - 08:33AM JST
The A bombs were not enough for the military elite who attempted a coup after Hirohito decided on surrender. When that failed they cut their bellies open.
KabukiloverAug. 01, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
This is only the tip of the damage TTP would do to all of us. Anything that can sabotage TTP should be welcomed.
Posted in: Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui
KabukiloverAug. 01, 2015 - 09:36PM JST
Posted in: Life aquatic
KabukiloverAug. 01, 2015 - 09:31PM JST
Show me a religion under whose auspices believers have not slaughtered the innocent.
But this aside, this hideous crime is more a crime of politics than religion. Israel's right-wing has ipso facto made the killing of Palestinians either a virtue or excusable. Haaretz has extensively reported on the anti-Arab racism of Israeli Jews (as well as Israeli Jewish opposition to this racism). Netanyahu got his majority vote by using the bogey of hordes of Arab-Isaralis swarming to the polls.
An utterly ugly incident like this is telling of the ugly racist truth about Israel. Israel and ISIS are tactically not very far apart.
Posted in: Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
KabukiloverAug. 01, 2015 - 09:01PM JST
Here is what I said before and will say gain. Don't fire (um "retire") people when they reach a certain age unless they wish to retire. in this way older people can be productive and not be a burden on society, the labor shortage will be reduced and younger workers won't have to support legions of "retired" workers. When people are engaged in meaningful work they are less likely to go potty in the head. What is killing Japan isn't a low birth rate but ageism.
Posted in: Life expectancy for men and women in Japan at highest ever
KabukiloverJul. 31, 2015 - 07:05PM JST
Since the LDP got us into this mess the LDP should investigate itself and then resign en mass.
Posted in: Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of Olympic sports association head
KabukiloverJul. 31, 2015 - 08:55AM JST
Good deal! Too many bicycle riders in Japan are slobs. Dangerous slobs. I truly hope other municipalities follow Osaka.
Posted in: Osaka police order mandatory bicycle safety course for traffic violations in nationwide first
KabukiloverJul. 30, 2015 - 07:44AM JST
Translation. Japan should hide the truth.
Posted in: Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks, says aide
KabukiloverJul. 29, 2015 - 08:24PM JST
Posted in: Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested
KabukiloverJul. 27, 2015 - 10:40PM JST
If the US had rational gun control as we do in Japan there would be less need--or no need at all--for the high security that American citizens pay for either directly through taxes or indirectly through high prices.
Posted in: After U.S. shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters
KabukiloverJul. 27, 2015 - 10:35PM JST
This is not a well-worded question. First, it depends on the particular image or images. Next something may well be "obscene" and still be "art." Importantly, in anime no real children are being exploited. That is the real issue with child pornography in movies or still images. Children being exploited for profit should be illegal.
There are anime that many people will find offensive. I would find children being abused in cartoons offensive. I am more offended when children in real life are abused.
Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?
KabukiloverJul. 27, 2015 - 06:36PM JST
Simply put, the blood of innocents is on the hands of the NRA and the conservatives who took over the NRA in 1977 and have created the current promiscuous availability of guns in the US. The most important arch-gun fiend was Ronald Reagan. He greatly helped set the US's downward slide into today's mass murder disaster.
The US really needs strict gun control laws. But before that can happen the people who oppose this rational need must be removed from power.
KabukiloverJul. 26, 2015 - 12:23PM JST
Proof positive that Abe is a twit and his excuses for the militarization of Japan cannot stand against rational argument.
Posted in: Cartoon capers: Abe uses offbeat PR blitz to rescue ratings
KabukiloverJul. 26, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
Abe is really and truly desperate. What's next? Is he going to stand on his head?
KabukiloverJul. 25, 2015 - 08:31PM JST
Hey, Leonard Cohen. Great poet ("Suzanne"). Between Justin Bieber any day of the week.
I love Toronto, Montreal (dig the local French) and Vancouver. If you know nothing else about Canada you should know Wreck Beach in Vancouver. A national treasure.
Posted in: Video asks young Japanese adults what they know about Canada
KabukiloverJul. 25, 2015 - 08:18PM JST
The US does not have gun control because of the gun lobby,the NRA being the most powerful being the NRA. The blood of this right-wing psycho's murders are on the hands of the NRA leaders and its members, all 4 million of them.
Posted in: Suspect in Louisiana theater shooting had history of mental illness
KabukiloverJul. 25, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
I have a problem believing all this. Is this really on the level?
Posted in: Male nipples become tools of 'sexual harassment' during summer, complain Japanese women
KabukiloverJul. 25, 2015 - 08:51AM JST
Where will this mess Endo? As the clock keeps ticking and D-day approaches, expect weirdo quick-fix solutions and a jerry-built stadium or something worse.
Some the more rational solutions might be: (1) enlisting Japanese children to build a stadium out of Lego blocks (2) buying Greece's Olympic stadium, disassembling it, transporting it to Japan and reassembling it (3) at the last minute claiming North Korean agents had poisoned the Olympic grounds and so the Olympics have to be cancelled.
Of course using something already built, as sensibly suggested by sillygirl, will never be on the table.
Posted in: Nothing in mind yet for stadium, says Olympics minister
Aug. 05, 2015 - 12:44AM JST
Good time for carbon tax and cutting domestic subsidy (US, too), some air on balance of…
Posted in: Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down
Aug. 05, 2015 - 12:43AM JST
the news just said shounen and did those weird voice-overs in a deep voice. Graduated highschool…
Posted in: 19-yr-old woman held for murder after body found following apartment fire
At least he’ll be ranked highly among perverts.
Lol. Yes, he will.
Posted in: Man steals woman's shoes, underwear, then posts photos of them to her
Aug. 05, 2015 - 12:42AM JST
Graduated highschool and working though, so its a shame despite this she will be treated as…
Aug. 05, 2015 - 12:41AM JST
We used to get pop up adds for US military during online searches aimed at young…
Posted in: Anime 'Gate' tries to recruit for Self-Defense Forces