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Kyle AlpertApr. 02, 2013 - 05:24PM JST
The point here is, that having strict laws can & will result in THE CHILD feeling that parents are fighting over & being because of it. The last thing a child needs to witness is hostilities between the parents, or even police. This way, though seemingly harsh, forces the RATIONAL/civilized partner to be more thoughtful in dealing with the (m)other. Observe the well-documented emotional scarring that takes place in jurisdictions that encourage direct & often protracted conflicts (eg: USA). People need to learn to limit conflict, either through cooperation or civilized retreat, if not the parents, then at least the children...
Posted in: Court rules parents who keep estranged partners from seeing children can be fined
Kyle AlpertMar. 30, 2013 - 09:41AM JST
These large financial institutions, these global 'facilitators', are giving Japan a preview of Japan's future, should TPP be allowed to open/expose Japanese savings/investment accounts. Seizing accounts over 100,000EUR along with the anti-democratic restrictions on commerce highlight the true nature & goals of 'globalization'.
The story hasnt changed in over 500 years: first they abuse (trade) relations, then follow-up with violence; first they push dreams of mutual betterment through unity & equality, then they use the system to enslave/oppress the population. Some might even say this has been going on for far far longer...
Cyprus, Czech, Ireland, Spain... its amazing how these populations have allowed their dreams to be abused & stolen so brazenly. Even Germany isn't safe from the plundering, having their assets transferred out to pay for the rest. Where does all the money go, and for what is it being used?
any case, Japan has done wisely to avoid all the nonsense that has been plaguing the West (and her Allies) for so long. I hope that somewhere, on some level, this Cyprus/EU/Global financial situation is being monitored, because we all know whats coming next...
Posted in: Cyprus will not quit the euro, vows president
Kyle AlpertMar. 28, 2013 - 07:36PM JST
Mr. Sharp makes a compelling case, with a style that baits a type of criticism that only proves his points. Bravo!
Western organizations, via standardization & role protection, create cascading levels of internal conflict that benefit neither the organization, individual, nor greater society. The ones who benefit mostly are the accountants, lawyers, consultants, investors, and other such 'facilitators' who themselves are the ones perpetuating the conflicts & dysfunction in the first place!
The unspoken shame of Western economies is that the administrative inefficiencies are a vital part of the economy nowadays. Imagine! Simplified taxes, finances, legal affairs, and healthcare would destroy the livelihoods of those who are even now benefiting, despite there being a global recession. THIS is where all the wealth has been going this past decade--productivity figures are meaningless under these circumstances.
Japan, however, has largely been immune to this. Why? CULTURE. Everything anecdote, fact, or figure presented against Mr. Sharp's argument ignores the very real fact that most Japanese enjoy a standard of living far exceeding that of most Americans. Noone, from no other society on this planet, has or can produce a better example of shared prosperity. Exceptions to this are perhaps the Germanic/Nordic countries, but they all have the same cultural principles that made them natural allies to Japan decades ago.
In the end, cultures that emphasize harmony & mutual prosperity can never be outproduced by those who emphasize force. Japan is still #3 in GDP, despite having a fraction of the resources of #s 1 & 2, despite having an ARTIFICIALLY DEPRESSED economy. Japan is still #3, and with far less inequalities. This article is spot-on.
Posted in: Why Japan is winning and 'Western management' isn’t
Kyle AlpertMar. 22, 2013 - 10:18AM JST
SS is running around the world, crying about Japan, hoping to embarrass her by shamelessly exploiting the sympathies of those ignorant of the issue. The facts alleged in this lawsuit are ridiculous, but thats part of the strategy: on one hand, turn this situation into a painful embarrassment for Japan; while on the other hand, seemingly unaffiliated parties mount a 'soft' (social) media campaign painting Japan as unreasonable, for not giving up in light of other priorities.
Covering yourself in filth and wailing about your mistreatment to ignorant passersby is a well-worn tactic used by those with no pride. I hope Japan considers her response well, in light of the broader strategy being employed and the interests involved.
These TERRORISTS, to get what they want, are attempting to damage Japan across a broad spectrum interests. Japan needs this taken care of expeditiously, and giving up would only invite more such BLACKMAIL. Im honestly surprised Japan hasnt yet outsourced/contracted-out the 'handling' of these criminals...
Posted in: Sea Shepherd sues Japanese whalers in Netherlands for piracy
Kyle AlpertMar. 19, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
More and more, we see references to barriers to the Japanese INSURANCE markets? Let me guess--Japan 'unfairly' forces (foreign) firms to maintain adequate funds in Japan, to cover their liabilities? I mean, really, what do insurance companies stand to gain in a country so prone to natural disaster?--unless the number-crunchers see potential to sell lots of insurance they won't ever have to pay out on?
Or is it all just basically a Trojan Hore, meant to force in the kind of financial nonsense that wiped out so much wealth, for so many Americans in 2008? Fed up with Japanese unwillingness to spend/invest outside of Japan, are they now looking to gain access to the savings/portfolios of Japanese elderly using less direct means?
In any case, ABE-san's focus on protecting Japanese agricultural interests has rightly earned him much applause; however, he should VERY careful of the US setting up agriculture to be sacrificed for unrestricted access to Japanese savings/investment accounts. THAT would ruin Japan far faster than carcinogenic crops!
ABE-san, enjoy your popularity but PLEASE dont let it get to your head: INSURANCE is being snuck in for a reason.
Posted in: Abe's TPP gambit pays off, for now
Kyle AlpertMar. 18, 2013 - 02:08PM JST
Seems the import car market is alive and well!
Posted in: 10 drivers to be charged over 2011 pileup involving 8 Ferraris and a Lamborghini
Kyle AlpertMar. 18, 2013 - 10:19AM JST
I can't wait to hear what ISHIHARA-san, the former Tokyo mayor, has to say about this. He once caught some heat for repeating someone else's assertion that OBACHAN are the worst, most evil consequence of a peaceful society. They were referred to as tyrants, who push to impose their presence/wills onto others, who would not exist in the world, were it not for the stability created by the policies & men, who they now try to undermine.
And based on their platform--which has no substance, but that one last bit about OBACHAN having the right to push their presence, will, and emotional poison onto others--it would ISHIHARA-san may have been onto something.
Posted in: Older women form 'Obachan' Party
Kyle AlpertMar. 18, 2013 - 08:27AM JST
ABE proposes the 'snowball constitution', likely with provisions to allow indefinite suspension under 'emergency situations'... I can't say I am opposed to this: Japan, as one of the cornerstones of modern prosperity, deserves the same rights as the rest. The current constitution serves as nothing more than a badge of shame, marking Japan as perpetual war criminals, who cant control their aggressive urges. Leaving it as is, invites trouble.
Shame of it, though, is that the Pacifist constitution encouraged Japanese youth to dream and develop all the beautiful, catchy things for which Japan is LOVED across the World. I would have preferred Japan develop some secret, obnoxiously FINAL weapons platform, based in Space or under the Ocean--secret from the population, but known to other heads of State. That way Japan can continue to be the beautiful carefree girl we have all grown up LOVING, without having the realities of the 'World of Incompetents' ruining anyone's dreams...
All this war mongering does is give power to those whose goal is to soil Japan, take away her charms, to make her 'just like the rest of us'. ABE needs a way to create a credible (ie, 'scary') force deterrent, without damaging peoples' hopes for a better World. Allowing ZAKO to believe they have a chance only invites conflict.
Its not enough for Japan to believe in Japan, the World must too...
Posted in: Abe vows to change constitution, reestablish 'proud Japan'
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 04:53PM JST
Muslim countries would have been better served by cooly proclaiming that they will follow the SHINING! example of America, and work to implement the full text of the document together with the US, basing their legislation on the final, full US implementation. ;)
Posted in: U.N. adopts plan to combat violence against women
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 04:43PM JST
Japan's elderly are like overindulgent grandparents... So eager to teach, learn, and support. I just want to hug them all!
Posted in: Japan's silver savers will bear the brunt of 'Abenomics'
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 04:39PM JST
American/Israeli-style 'get out of the way Gramps!' doesn't apply for Nippon. As noted in the article, Japanese elderly support the economy almost just as much as younger workers. THEY are the reason Japan can afford to spend so much on itself, as they support both government AND consumer spending. Japan may SEEM to be facing the same demographic & economic pressures as the West, but in truth they are NOT: Japanese productivity stays in Japan and is immediately reinvested (in Japan), whereas Western wealth is removed from the economy and sent overseas to rot in sheltered accounts.
Of course, it would be ABSURD to assert that Japanese deflation was engineered to shackle a generation too quickly exposed to Western ideology (via the Internet)... that, strengthening the hand/role of the generation responsible for Japan's economic success during the 70s, 80s, 90s was meant to ensure Japanese CORE values were neither abandoned nor shared... that, Japanese financial distress is just a smoke screen meant to keep away the KUROFUNE of increased financial & political demands from the Incompetents with whom they have been forced to deal. ...ABSURD!
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 03:53PM JST
Gas mask... well, he did say Michael Jackson was his inspiration. And anyone who has beeb to London knows how rampant the cooties run...
Posted in: Justin Bieber lashes out at media's 'countless lies' about him
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
So you agree, then, with the rest of my post? Opinions on the definition of 'major' vary, but the overall CONTEXT doesnt: Japan was simply following the paradigm imposed on them by the West. And, like most everything else, Japan (and Germany) became so proficient at it, the West threw a fit, changed the rules, then quit the game.
You too dont seem capable of disputing the Truth, once given proper context. This is an important lesson for Others, who may not understand how pervasive the systematic spread of disinformation & confusion is (and has been), and that they are quite often arguing with people coached to use discourse as a tool for spreading anarchy.
These are the selfsame people who perpetuate WW2 hysteria, to cover up their own crimes and to oppress/demoralize the 2 small nations who stood up to 500 years of slavery, surfdom, and genocidal war & poverty. Its a simple question: 'What would the world look like today, were it not for the WW2 Axis?'
...or would all the countries liberated by Japan's actions (including China & Korea) have preferred otherwise?
Posted in: S Korea, China fault Japan on 'comfort women' at U.N.
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 08:08AM JST
US wants Japan to lower 'non tariff barriers' to US automakers? Lol What's their proposed solution to that?
Posted in: U.S. says Japan has more work to do to join TPP talks
Kyle AlpertMar. 16, 2013 - 07:40AM JST
Japan & Germany, and the Truth, are the real victims here. After CENTURIES of abuse and oppression by the 'Allies' & their financiers, two tiny countries rose up from NOTHING to challenge & bring-down a system that had enslaved the entire world for CENTURIES.
Following WW2, the world saw an unprecedented amount of prosperity and liberation, supported by the industriousness of Japan & Germany. Every last drop of American ingenuity up until the Internet was based on the misappropriated technology & know-how of the Axis Powers.
This modern era of prosperity, which is quickly being eroded by the same Clowns that brought us 500 years of slavery, surfdom, and genocidal wars & poverty, would not have happened without the industriousness of Japan & Germany.
THAT is the reason for the perpetual vilification of Japan & Germany and the constant reminders of WW2: those who would enslave us all (AGAIN, and in perpetuity) want us to ignore the CONTEXT. There would have been no Imperial Japan, had the West not sought to plunder a tiny, isolated island nation. There would have been no Nazi Germany, had the West not sought to plunder & oppress a group of tiny, secluded principalities.
This WW2 shaming is all smoke & mirrors meant to keep us all distracted, as the 'victims' of WW2 recreate the circumstances that made it inevitable. 1919, prior to any major Japanese aggression, Japan offered one amendment to the League of Nations charter: that racial discrimination, both domestic & international, be criminalized.
And the World, lead by America, laughed in Japan's face unaware that it was not a request, but a WARNING. People should be VERY wary of abusing the good will of those who detest conflict, as they are the ones most likely to SNAP! Like in 1919, the World would do better focusing on the issues blocking continued prosperity...
Kyle AlpertMar. 15, 2013 - 01:28PM JST
Horse meat has other properties that are generally not considered in scientific literature. 'You are what you eat' is far truer than most could understand, and the virility and stamina of horse far excels that of either cow or pig (but not whale). That said, in terms of maintenance, nothing excels pig meat & blood: being closest to humans in terms of internals and blood, nothing is as biocompatible and conducive to cellular health & mood stability.
Horse for growth & longevity, pig for well-being.
Posted in: Raw horsemeat the secret to Nagano's No. 1 longevity?
Kyle AlpertMar. 13, 2013 - 10:30PM JST
TPP food exports will come with US-style labeling requirements. Even IF Japan were to secure proper labeling, there is no real way to ensure US firms comply 100% with 100% of the requirements. Obligation, or moral duty, means nothing to US producers. If allowed any leeway, one can be sure US firms will weasel/lie/trick their poison into Japanese homes, with the hope that people will just accept it as status quo.
Also, US cant complain about Japanese farm subsidies with all that massive corporate well-fare propping up Midwestern corn. Oh, US does it to prop-up prices (ie: gouge the poor), while Japanese does it block economic liberalism. And yes, US subsidies support big efficient, mass-producing JOB CREATORS, while Japanese protectionism support inefficient small scale farming. Did I get that right?
When considering TPP, Japan would do well to remember the story of the Pied Piper, whose business involved positioning himself to be the cure for calamities he (secretly) brought about on others. And who, when found out, targeted the most ignorant/vulnerable members of society, tricking them into turning against their own society.
Japan will do well joining TPP, but only once they have immunized their society from the dangers described above. And the best way to do that is to allow outside pressures to radicalize the population...
Posted in: TPP talks make progress, but Japan entry won't be quick
Kyle AlpertMar. 12, 2013 - 03:36PM JST
Rodman feeds into the NK propaganda machine, as his story can be used to highlight US treatment of minorities, especially successful ones. And back home, Rodman hanging out with Lil Kim reminds/suggests-to minorities, that NK is just like them, trying to survive & be fly, in a world run by spiteful, no-pride-having devils. US officials mocking Rodman play into this even more. Bravo, lil Kim, Bravo.
Posted in: Rodman planning vacation with N Korea's Kim
Kyle AlpertMar. 12, 2013 - 03:15PM JST
'Workers Rights' have been inextricably attached to both Communism and Nazism, so all that's left is Oligarchy calling itself Freedom. Liberty, the right to NOT be encroached upon by others, is DEAD; long live the right to encroach, Freedom.
Posted in: A tale of two worlds - one fabulously rich, the other increasingly poor
Kyle AlpertMar. 12, 2013 - 01:21PM JST
Im sorry, but I feel that treatment of prisoners in the US is both serious and tragic. Forced rape (within the US system) is so prevalent, that one can hardly find a Hollywood film or documentary portraying prison life, that doesn't include the topic. Likewise, many police dramas have police using the threat of (prison) rape to coerce suspects.
And those are the prisons we know about! Lets not even talk about military/CIA detention facilities.
NK rightfully rejects US human rights claims. D.Eisenhower said it, 'America needs to change her own heart, before she can look to change others'. These inquiries will do nothing to help those in NK, simply because the accusers have no credibility themselves.
Posted in: U.S., Japan, allies use U.N. rights panel to pressure defiant North Korea
May. 23, 2013 - 03:59AM JST
I fail to see the comparison. Yes all of them were bad. But none of the…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 23, 2013 - 03:54AM JST
@chibachick: pretty sure that is a tactic that j-lawyers tell the japanese spouse - deny access…
Posted in: Diet approves child abduction treaty
May. 23, 2013 - 03:43AM JST
It would seem that China can't remember what happens when one country starts making claims on…
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
May. 23, 2013 - 03:39AM JST
Well, I hope he makes it.
Posted in: Nearly there
May. 23, 2013 - 03:35AM JST
I hadn't thought about that, ChibaChick. Though I cringe to recommend it but I would rather…
Posted in: 39-year-old man arrested for beating 1-month-old son to death