Knox Harrington's past comments

  • -2

    Knox Harrington

    chivk,

    Forgive the harsh words, but... You don't know what you're talking about. Masks do not help against airborne germs. Your overly long response to Hamton's post kind of proves my point.

    Only people in high-risk categories should get vaccinations.

    Exactly what I have heard as well. For healthy adults, it's not *dangerous to get the influenza. A pain in the ass, yes, perhaps, but healthy adults should be able to pull that off.

    Mask wearing here is just a sign of increasing mental illness. That is all.

    Posted in: Influenza epidemic spreading across Japan

  • 0

    Knox Harrington

    GW,

    Truly amazing that people like you jump on the CP-bandwagon as soon as something is out of your reach. Was what he did wrong? Probably. Was inappropriate. Definitely. But CP? Sure, he's a perv walking around taking pictures of young girls, but legally, I dor one want clear definitions and not some vague "stone all them heathens"-mentality. That belings in the past. If this guy should be locked up, he should be so by rule of law and not by arbitrary opinions of the day or laws "interperted"... Japan is already paranoid when it comes to snapping photos and does not need to up the ante there.

    Posted in: Man held for camera voyeurism in first arrest under new child porn law

  • -1

    Knox Harrington

    Why? They destroy all other buildings, so why not these ugly steel skeletons?

    Posted in: Remnants of 4 buildings destroyed by tsunami in Miyagi may be preserved

  • 0

    Knox Harrington

    Second the opinion of most posters.

    Let taxis and cars drive somewhere else on New Year's. What the hell kind of business do they have there anyway. Shut them out and let the revelers revel...

    Posted in: Police to restrict pedestrian access to Shibuya crossing on New Year's Eve

  • 2

    Knox Harrington

    Knox, but her direct boss took the blame, and commited suicide. He was a prominent scientist.

    Sorry, I don't see killing yourself as a way of accepting blame and facing the consequences. The only thing he did was to leave her to fight for herself, something she obviously can't.

    I feel, just like some above posters, that Obokata seems to live in Fantasyland. Problem is, if that's the case, her superiors should have noticed and not have let her get away with incomplete and sloppy science. But they did. They therefor deserve much of the blame for this fiasco.

    Posted in: Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell research discredited

  • 3

    Knox Harrington

    Although this surely is s creep, arrested for the act of taking photographs is BS. Surely there must be other paragraphs to pin this under? Harassment? Photography in itself can not be incriminating. Also, how come are these fools are always "quoted" as uttering self-incriminating "statements"? And how come the police ALWAYS suspect the perp is guilty of MANY more similar occurances, yet have not done squat to PREVENT these occuances. Smells like made up "truthts"....

    Posted in: Man held for camera voyeurism in first arrest under new child porn law

  • 3

    Knox Harrington

    Welcome to your new career as tarento, Obokata!

    More people than this lady should face some blame: her supervisors (for being to infatuated with this young lady) and Nature, who published stuff without proper background checks.

    There is a reason she rose to fame so quickly. The dirty old oyaji loved having her around, I'm sure. And when they were about to go down with her, they threw her under the bus. Welcome to Japan.

    Posted in: Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell research discredited

  • 0

    Knox Harrington

    Just set up shop in Dokdo/Takeshima. That way, they can finally get some use out of those worthless rocks.

    Posted in: S Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia

  • 6

    Knox Harrington

    Oooh, creepy...!

    Does Japan have an extra strong affinity for stalking and creepy behavior? It sure seems so.

    Perhaps if they learned to show emotions, this wouldn't happen as frequently as it does.

    Posted in: Teacher arrested for intruding into woman's bedroom

  • -1

    Knox Harrington

    Completed in October.

    No, nigelboy, just because you found some PDF claiming it is clean does not mean it actually is. Unless, of course you have some sort of deep insight the rest of us lack. You might recall Abe-kun and his "we have it under control"-statement. Same goes here, I suspect.

    Posted in: New Tokyo fish market expected to open in Toyosu in November 2016

  • -3

    Knox Harrington

    So have they cleaned it up already? Probably not, right? But they go ahead and build it anyway?

    ...will have a tourist facilities managed by private companies...

    Great, more business interests mixing with city affairs. What could possibly go wrong? Ever noticed how construction always gets priority in Japan? I wonder why...? I mean, I always believed Japan was the epitome of integrity and honesty.../:

    Posted in: New Tokyo fish market expected to open in Toyosu in November 2016

  • -3

    Knox Harrington

    All otaku are childish and immature. It's in their very nature.

    As for Miyazaki being a grumpy old git... Most people who reach success of any kind seem to be selfish and very goal-oriented, not giving much of a damn what other people think. I thnk that is necessary. Like they say, "Nice guys finish last."

    As for Miyazaki being some kind of genius... No. He made cartoons, for dog's sake...

    Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki reveals the kind of otaku he hates the most

  • 2

    Knox Harrington

    The ever present problem with today's Japan is that it can't seem to think forward. This way of wanting to return everythingbto the gool ol' days (economic power, national pride, international importance) won't work for a second. Not today. Japan should start thinking in new, fresh ways, on how it's citizens can get the best way of life possible. That does NOT include higher prices and more spending. Sadly, this nation can't seem to let go of its self-image as a booming economic power that started after the war. In reality, this country is a behemoth, too slow moving and big for it's own good.

    Posted in: Abe urges business leaders to increase wages

  • 8

    Knox Harrington

    It's comical to see the posters here coming out from under, feverishly spouting off arguments like: "But they did it, too! Germany was bad, too. America was bad, too!"

    As if, somehow, this would excuse Imperial Japan's actions.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan

  • 14

    Knox Harrington

    I find it funny all these years later some Americans still hate Japanese for Pearl, yet Germany or no other nation is still hated..

    I find it funny that you find it funny. It's all in the attitude. Japanese show clearly, no matter how many ambiguos quasi-apologies they utter, that the do not regret their actions. I suppose that's what people can sense. Germans feel a whole lot more educated on the issue, since their government has not, and does not, engage in trying to sweep the dirt under the rug in the name of patriotism and "love of country". Japan just cannot escape it's island mentality.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan

  • 0

    Knox Harrington

    Excellent piece by Linda Sieg. This is what journalism should be - digging and informative. Kisha club members, take note.

    Religious fundamentalists and State should never mix. Japan has done a pretty decent job so far, but this is worrying. Why the hell are Japanese people so docile and politically ignorant? Is it because they are well off? Well, in that case, the scheme worked. Panem et Circenses, indeed.

    I wonder how far they can take this extremism until the Master (USA) puts his foot down and say enough is enough...

    Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

  • 2

    Knox Harrington

    When are the Japanese people realize that they are being taken in for the ride of the century. I am waiting for a youngster in the crowd to shout "the emperor is naked"...

    Wait on. No one ever has, and no one ever will shout that. People Here are not only uninformed, they actively supress "unpleasant" things it seems. It's embarrassing to witness. When I saw those youngsters in Hong King take to the streets and scream as one voice: "The Emperor is naked!!", it made me smile and feel some hope that humans still have it in them.

    Then I watched the world around me, with non-smiling, drone-like people everywhere, uneducated and unintrested in anything that has to do with politics....

    Posted in: Japan's looming benefit cuts an unspoken, unsettling election theme

  • -1

    Knox Harrington

    The expression "bread and circuses" always seem perfectly well fitted for Japan. Rulers here have duped their underlings for so many years with entertainment and shopping options that the populace no longer seem to have any free will. On the surface this might seem like success but it's scary stuff. Compare this to many European countries, where most everything is closed on Sundays. There is not so much else to do but to vote...

    We all know that on Japanese Sundays, Sato-san packs the family in the minivan and drives to the local shopping mall to get more useless stuff. I can't imagine many people turning out to this election.

    It's OK, I guess, these people get the leaders they deserve.

    Posted in: Yukie Nakama encourages people to vote in Dec 14 election

  • 1

    Knox Harrington

    Cheap or expensive, Yoshinoya Gyudon is crap.

    Indeed.

    Perhaps this should be seen as a helpful measure instead? A way for the out-of-shape, saabisuzangyo-ing sarariiman to get more time to ingest canned coffee and smoke even more cigarettes, thus losing weight? I have been to Yoshinoya once and the horrible, fat-laden "meat" combined with the slobbish clientele downing their "food" in three minutes made me decide to never give this joint my money again. Horrible stuff. It doesn't take a genius to see that to make money from a ¥300 dish, you gotta cut some corners...

    Posted in: Japan's beef bowl - symbol of deflation - to get price hike

  • 10

    Knox Harrington

    Anybody who knows anything about nutrition knows that where milk is a great source of calcium and proteins (especially for kids) the stuffy white rice is not. I have never seen white rice being promoted as food that serves any nutritional benefit whatsoever. Except, of course, in Japan. The scary thing is that, as many things go here, these somewhat important decisions are made by over-the-hill codgers, trying their best to impose their mis-directed nationalistic ideas on other people. I resent this BS that Japanese food somehow is unique, but so many people here believe it.

    Children's welfare is more important than a bunch of old oyaji desperately trying to make people more Japanese. Oh, well, nobody wants to live in Niigata anyway...

    Posted in: Niigata town drops milk from school lunches

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