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Kent McgrawDec. 04, 2013 - 10:48PM JST
Perhaps he should become a politician.
Posted in: 65-year-old man arrested for theft says he never worked
Kent McgrawDec. 04, 2013 - 10:37PM JST
Japan will steal from the people in taxes and bolster the economy by giving tax dollars to those who qualify to be recipients of tax dollars. This means those who give to right political party. Where does the government get the money to spend 4 trillion yen? it comes from the taxes they take. Who sees that money? The large corporations and the yakuza under the guise of construction. The people only see tax dollars taken and spent. Government always takes from the poor and gives to rich. Warning this post may be removed by the government run media.
Posted in: Japan preparing Y5.4 trillion economic stimulus package
Kent McgrawDec. 03, 2013 - 07:33PM JST
That is not Charlie Chaplin, that is a picture of Hitler and that is what they meant. Charlie Chaplin was a comedian. I don't think they were trying to make him look like a comedian and Charlie Chaplin was playing Hitler in that movie.
Posted in: Abe depicted as Charlie Chaplin character in protest over state secret bill
Kent McgrawNov. 30, 2013 - 12:45PM JST
I hear too many saying if you don't want the time don't do the crime. The same people complain about the Japanese judicial system and how the police coerce confessions from people. The fact that Japan has a 99% conviction rate says something is wrong. I would not judge the woman as we do not really know if she convicted a crime, it may be one of those forced confessions.
Posted in: Inmate of Fukushima prison near nuclear evacuation zone sues TEPCO for emotional distress
Kent McgrawNov. 16, 2013 - 11:15PM JST
You think nuclear fall out is better than CO2 which plants use to create oxygen that you breathe? Nuclear fallout can not be cleaned up but green plants breathe the CO2 and make O2 from it. Brainwashed people. Believe that nuclear energy is clean while it creates more harm than good and CO2 which you exchale every breath that you brethe and green plants convert to oxygen so you can exhale co2 is bad. You must have gone to a guberment school. mispell intended.
this post will be removed because I have intelligence.
Posted in: Japans defends U-turn on greenhouse gas emissions goal
Kent McgrawNov. 16, 2013 - 10:15PM JST
Brainwashed people think CO2 is a prblem, it goes back to Al Gore and his menacing ways. Global warming has been a joke on all of the world so that governments and big corporations can take money from the private sector and put it into their pockets and the pockets of those who support them. Only one of the biggest hoaxes that people have been brainwashed by government schools. I say yeah japan for making a stand. If global warming was real why is there a global cooling. Wake up people and stop listening to the corporations who wish to control the price of everything and control you through fear of the earth being destroyed. Do you really believe that the earth can be destroyed? The earth has been around longer than you or I have and longer than written history. Excuse me this may be removed.
Kent McgrawNov. 14, 2013 - 08:18PM JST
TPP is not about free trade, it is about who controls trade and is slanted toward large corporations. The only barrier to free trade is governments wanting to keep their cut of everything. This agreement will harm everyone except corporations as the corporations will be treated as countries and not companies. It is part of the New World Order.
Posted in: Problems mount for White House in push for TPP deal
Kent McgrawNov. 10, 2013 - 09:46PM JST
I have many concerns about the bicyclists in Japan and more often than not it is the cyclists fault. The laws regarding cyclists are never enforced and if a cyclist hits a parked car it is the car owners fault. Japan has no sense of personal responsibilty as it is always the others fault and the laws are always against a driver. For a country that wants you to buy Japanese cars it is ironoc that if you do buy them and drive you are always at fault. The bicyclists always ride on the sidewalks and I have almost been run over by many a bicyclist. They should never be allowed to ride on the sidewalks as that is for pedestrians and they should obey the laws of the road, they are traveling on the road. Japan is really messed up when it comes to bicyclists.
Posted in: Cyclist killed in hit-and-run in Kita-Kyushu
Kent McgrawNov. 01, 2013 - 02:39PM JST
It looks too suspicious to be a suicide. People usually do not stab themselves in the chest to commit suicide. The chest takes a lot of force to puncture. The abdomen just under the xiphoid process is the place someone committing suicide would go. The chest is where someone with much anger would stab. It is too easy to say it is a suicide.
Posted in: Kanagawa man found dead in car in apparent suicide
Kent McgrawOct. 29, 2013 - 01:10PM JST
It will be under control once they pass the legislation to stop the press from reporting things and stop people from talking to foreigners about what is going on. Control the press and the whole situation is under control.
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog urges TEPCO to take drastic action on Fukushima
Kent McgrawOct. 24, 2013 - 04:05PM JST
Maybe I am not reading this correct.
While Seri was in care, welfare officials said he met with his father 25 times and stayed at his home on 35 separate occasions.
How could he only meet with his father 25 times and yet stay with him 35 separate times?
Moderator: The father came to see him at the welfare facility 25 times and he was allowed to go home for short stays with his father on 35 other occasions.
Posted in: Man arrested for killing 2-year-old son shortly after child's release from care
Kent McgrawOct. 17, 2013 - 12:55PM JST
Wild west, TB symptoms include coughing up small amounts of blood and might sweats, sometimes associated with weight loss. The tell-tale signs are the coughing up blood and night sweats. I was a Registered Nurse and worked with many TB patients. The masks that people use here are ineffective when it comes to TB. One must wear a special mask that is actually difficult to breathe with and one must be fitted so no air leaks. The symptoms sometimes do not show for up to one year as it is a slow growing myco-bacterium. People in health care are required to have a TB test annually. It takes 6 months for the test to come back positive if you were infected. A person must go through 6 weeks of antibiotics which are specific for the bacteria before they can be considered non-contagious.They must also be in a negative air pressure room for 6 weeks while taking the medication and then remain on the medication for months.
Posted in: Doctor with TB examined more than 600 patients
Kent McgrawOct. 16, 2013 - 10:11AM JST
The prospect of default has been manufactured by the democrats. America will not default but they are trying to scare everyone. Perhaps the world should read our constitution which makes it mandatory to not default. Government spending must decrease before America can default. A decrease in spending is what America needs. I hope the republicans and the tea party can hold the governments feet to the fire to end the debt that Obama is accruing.
Posted in: U.S. must grasp global impact of debt crisis: Japan
Kent McgrawOct. 16, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
This is my laugh for the day. Seriously someone needs to teach them that they pronounce the F like an H and the u like "oo". It would be Hookoopy. As it is written it is not pronounced in a flattering way. The companies should run it past a native speaker when trying to make it in English.
This is just funny.
Posted in: 'Fukuppy' firm rethinking mascot after Internet ridicule
Kent McgrawOct. 12, 2013 - 10:04PM JST
Dissilusioned, perhaps they should realize that teens are almost adults and need to learn to drive at an earlier age. Perhaps you are older and wiser than me but I think the Japanese laws are archaic and do not let young men learn early enough. 20 years old and suddenly you are a man? My post will be removed for speaking the truth and speaking my mind.
They need to be taught responsibility and then maybe they would be not be on a joy ride so to speak. Japanese children have no responsibility and it will hurt them all.
Posted in: 2 youths killed in car-microbus collision
Kent McgrawOct. 08, 2013 - 09:14PM JST
@Highball7 You must know that Japan must keep the hatred for China and China must keep the hatred for Japan. I agree with almost everything you said but what I hear in Japan is that we, as a group, the group mentality, hate China and there is no looking at an individual as in Japan there is no individual. They do not even have a word for individual.
With that said, I do not think there will be a trade agreement. Apec, trade agreement when Japan has so many enemies in the Pacific? How can they trade? Abe wants to blame everyone else. The Japanese have paid a lot of money to try to make things right but then they come out with statements that the "comfort" women were doing a service, doing a service to war criminals. Perhaps japan should just own up and say it was wrong and then not elect politicians that wish to honor those who were actually war criminals. Japans disgrace will never go away until the people like Abe are not ruling the people.
Posted in: Japan-China dispute clouds APEC focus on trade
Kent McgrawOct. 08, 2013 - 11:46AM JST
"I now feel very intensely that we have emerged from this crossroads"
I have a very strong feeling as well but rather that Japan will submerge under this leadership. But everyone is supposed to believe his "feeling". Feelings come and go and are usually based on a hope or a circumstance. Feelings tend to change rapidly when the situation changes.
Posted in: Japan has emerged from 'crossroads' of economic stagnation: Abe
Kent McgrawOct. 08, 2013 - 11:27AM JST
So Obama showed up like he does for all of his briefings, it's called the empty chair.
Posted in: With Obama out, other leaders take APEC main stage
Kent McgrawOct. 02, 2013 - 10:27AM JST
If the USA is involved with internet security it can't be secure.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. to discuss strengthening cyber-security
Kent McgrawOct. 01, 2013 - 11:25AM JST
So to get this straight, he wants to raise the taxes to get another 8 trillion yen and then spend another 5 trillion yen on stimulus which will leave 3 trillion yen for discretionary spending and nothing to pay down the debt. Just another tax and spend strategy that has never worked in any part of the world.
Posted in: Abe set to announce sales tax hike with Y5 tril stimulus package
Dec. 11, 2013 - 06:32AM JST
@Saketown So you haven't read up on the case then. The Japanese government obviously have, hence…
Posted in: 70-year-old Japanese politician arrested in China on drug charges
Dec. 11, 2013 - 06:29AM JST
Terrible story but it does not end in a dead child. I wish more unwanted children…
Posted in: Newborn boy left in front of orphanage with money and 'Onegaishimasu' letter
Dec. 11, 2013 - 06:17AM JST
Honestly, if you think the guy was really trying to traffic drugs?
And why in…
Dec. 11, 2013 - 05:59AM JST
@Saketown Have you actually read up on this case from Japanese sources? Not just JapanToday, which…
Dec. 11, 2013 - 05:30AM JST
It's not often I'm genuinely surprised by the comments on here but I am.
Posted in: Philippines to seek more aid from Japan