Laguna's past comments

  • -4

    Laguna

    Go for it, whalers! - As long as you do not receive any tax dollars, and as long as you take responsibility for breaking international rules when they come back to hit Japan in the face. Otherwise, go for it!

    Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts

  • -1

    Laguna

    I believe the NRA actually supports the idea of a national registry of the mentally ill as one way to stem gun violence.

    You "believe" that? That this organization, which will stop at nothing until all Americans are armed to the teeth, would compromise on anything? And, hypothetically, if they did, how would insanity be defined, and how would privacy be secured? If there was ever a red herring, it is the gun lobby "concern" with mental health. More here:

    http://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-nra-gained-the-last-time-congress-strengthened-gun-laws

    Posted in: 3 dead after shooting at Kansas City Jewish community center

  • -1

    Laguna

    Ron, I agree. America has been minimally involved in this search, uncharacteristically. Perhaps they do know (or suspect) something.

    Posted in: Sub to be used in search for jet

  • -1

    Laguna

    The Interstate is overwhelmingly free

    Ha ha! Nothing is "free."

    Posted in: Abe takes Kennedy for a ride on maglev train

  • 0

    Laguna

    Doesn't matter whether he's crazy; doesn't matter that he's a "long-time white supremacist with a very checkered criminal history" or that "this man has been a menace to society for quite some time" - it doesn't even matter that he's 74 years old. Under American law, he had every right to own a gun until the moment he misused it.

    Go ahead and focus on mental health - ain't gonna make a difference; focus on his "checkered past" as well if you'd like - ain't gonna make a difference. The second any politician suggests that those with mental issues or checkered pasts might need to be restricted from gun ownership is the second the NRA will come down on them like a ton of assault weapons.

    The NRA and its minions in Congress have project only one message: This is America. Get used to it.

    Posted in: 3 dead after shooting at Kansas City Jewish community center

  • 1

    Laguna

    Interesting that Paul Ryan says, "We can't just oppose, we have to propose," while most every GOPer is running away from his budget, for voters tend to intensely dislike what the GOP proposes.

    Interesting that there is little support for the GOP side on this thread. Perhaps most JT supporters - even those right-wing - recognize the fallacy of tearing down a vital infrastructure without providing a suitable replacement and know certainly that no such replacement will ever, ever come from the GOP.

    Midterm mathematics should guaranteed huge GOP gains in Congress, and things may yet pan out that way, despite the mendacity of their candidates and their complete lack of message.

    Posted in: 'Obamacare' under attack as Republicans eye 2016

  • 1

    Laguna

    BIGGER government is the answer!

    (Uh - MarkG - irony.)

    Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.

  • 6

    Laguna

    Being able to vote is a privilege, NOT a right, the same goes for obtaining a drivers license. It is NOT a right.

    Ha ha! For some, the only "right" that exists is the "right" to bear arms. V (By the way, it's called the "Voting Rights Act", not the "Voting Privileges Act".)

    Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.

  • 2

    Laguna

    To buy alcohol if you don't look the age you need ID.

    Nailed it there, MarkG. To vote, if you don't look sufficiently "American," you need an ID. (Also, if you live in a place with many minorities, get ready for reduced polling stations and hours and vastly curtailed early voting.)

    Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.

  • 5

    Laguna

    You've gotta have quite a pair of mangoes to pay that much for a pair of mangoes.

    Posted in: Pair of mangoes fetch Y300,000 at auction

  • 9

    Laguna

    おめでとうございます!My wife and I recently celebrated our 22nd.

    Posted in: Emperor, empress celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

  • 15

    Laguna

    Every parent's nightmare.

    Posted in: 10-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on way to school

  • 1

    Laguna

    Locations likely to attract illegal dumpers - turnouts on mountain roads or cul-de-sacs in agricultural areas, say - you'll often see small, handmade torii placed there to discourage dumping. Something about being watched by the gods, perhaps.

    Posted in: Stray animals, trash cans and national dress: 10 things you probably never realised about Japan

  • 0

    Laguna

    So while the Russian people where to give an unconditional gift of 15 billion and indefinite half price on gas that in it self is worth billions neo colonialists are judged better with their loans and dictatorial demands that will turn all Ukrainians in to the perpetual serfs.

    Interesting point, Zvonko. On one hand, Ukraine is offered the choice of being a serf to raw materials and oligarchy; on the other hand, it is offered the chance to be a serf to the free market, with its talents and potential exploitable. Both have strong and weak points, but this is exactly what the revolution was all about. When was the last time you bought something marked "Made in Russia"?

    Posted in: U.S., Russia, Ukraine and EU to meet on Ukraine crisis

  • 21

    Laguna

    I work with scientists. There is research and it's results, and there is how it is reported - the two do not necessarily coordinate. The fact that she is standing behind the former is encouraging. I hope that she is correct and that the years she has spent on this labor will bear fruit.

    Posted in: Obokata apologizes for mistakes but says her conclusions were accurate

  • 4

    Laguna

    Some in Tokyo hope the Australian compromise will give them ammunition against U.S. demands to eliminate tariffs on politically sensitive farm products.

    Australia's agricultural sector does not compete with Japan's due to seasonal reasons, and thus Japan is rather more welcoming of its imports. An example of this is apples, which mature in October in Japan but March in Australia. Thus, neither Australian nor New Zealand apples have ever been excluded from the Japanese market due to some or other claim such as 'fire blight' (kashobyo in Japanese), while American apples commonly are despite the absence of any scientific data showing that fire blight can be transmitted by apples themselves rather than only on infected trees.

    The TPP is a complicated situation, but Japan should not feel that a simple agreement with Australia will allow them to shirk other responsibilities if they want to play on even ground in the wider world.

    Posted in: Japan, fresh from Australia pact, says U.S. trade talks difficult

  • -3

    Laguna

    Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

    Thanks, guys! It's very refreshing to see bipartisan support - if not for Kerry per se, but for the Obama administration's policy of primum non nocere ("First, do no harm"). There comes a time when you have to let idiots knock themselves out before they realize that coming to the table is really their only viable option.

    Posted in: Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

  • 3

    Laguna

    Pistorius also described how he felt vulnerable to crime, an attempt to explain his claim that he reacted to what he thought was a dangerous intruder in his bathroom by shooting with his 9 mm pistol.

    Bad things happen in life, but let me ask: How often did you use your weapon in self defense, Pistorius? The answer is clearly never, or it would have been used by the defense. More evidence that guns are more trouble than they are worth.

    Posted in: Pistorius testifies at his murder trial

  • 5

    Laguna

    Ties between East Asian ethnic groups have deepened over the years. Intermarriage is commonplace.

    Very true. For the most part, America fosters a pan-Asian consciousness, which is only natural: In Asia, people will focus on differences, but when surrounded by Caucasian culture, Asian-Americans will focus on their similarities. Whether these demonstrations on historical remembrance will be of any effect is unclear, but most Asian-Americans I know seem to have a very healthy attitude: It was long ago, it was not us, and we've got more pressing issues to deal with.

    I wish Asian countries would adopt such a mature, forward-looking attitude.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

  • -2

    Laguna

    What an amazing life. Still there is always his character I.Y. Yunioshi from "Breakfast at Tiffany's." A comparison of reviews contemporary and modern show how time has changed, and for the better:

    The 1961 New York Times review of the film said that "Mickey Rooney's bucktoothed, myopic Japanese is broadly exotic." In 1993, the Los Angeles Daily News wrote that the role "would have been an offensive stereotype even played by an Asian; the casting of Mickey Rooney added insult to injury".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I.Y._Yunioshi

    Posted in: Veteran U.S. actor Mickey Rooney dead at 93

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