Pukey2's past comments

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    Pukey2

    It's great to see so many people here in awe of oldies still having the energy to get up on the stage. Had they been 15 years younger and female, ageist, misogynistic comments would be flying all over the place.

    Posted in: Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego

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    Pukey2

    Frederic Bastiat:

    Nevermind the nonsensical global warming fallacy.

    Even warmist scientists are having to acknowledge the 18+ year hiatus

    Do you actually know the meaning of 'hiatus'?

    Posted in: Japan to give Y55 bil to Pacific island nations to fight climate change

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    Pukey2

    For those who are going on and on about the tales in the bible, just take out your frustration by going out and stone an adulterer, punish those who have gotten a divorce and follow everything else in the bible. It'll make you less of a hypocrite. Society is progressing. We no longer get thrown into jail for saying the earth goes round the sun.

    Posted in: Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first

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    wolfpack:

    Marriage has NOTHING to do with science. It is a concept thought up by man. And please don't quote the bible, because I see plenty of non-Christians and atheists getting married.

    Best for children? Many children have done fine with one parent and even two parents of the same gender. And plenty have done worse with straight parents. What is important is the love and care from the parent(s). When people bring up incest, you know they're clutching at straws.

    Anyway, tough. The majority of Ireland have made up their choice. Here's hoping other countries follow. Next up, Slovenia and Finland.

    Posted in: Australian PM resists gay marriage referendum push

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    Pukey2

    Bidets!

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

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    Pukey2

    Bit too late now, isn't it? Immigration is great in controlled numbers and if the new arrivals can contribute positively to society. However, many coming during the past 2 decades or so have come purely to take advantage of the welfare state, free housing and 'human rights'.

    Thank goodness Japan takes a tough stance on immigration.

    What, you mean taking about 10 refugees a year, locking up others in detention centres for ages, leaving them in limbo, requiring years on end for law-abiding citizens to get permanent residency (I waited over 10 years before I could qualify, even with a PhD and good job), hardly any anti-discrimination laws with teeth, using immigrants as slave labour. Yeah sure.

    I see UK and Japan on opposite ends of the spectrum - UK being too generous and opening (with the exception of accepting foreign spouses who come from outside the EU), and Japan being absolutely xenophobic.

    Posted in: British PM Cameron announces new plans to tighten immigration

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    Pukey2

    “Apparently the company wants to wipe away the negative image that it serves unhealthy products,” he said.

    Image? Bwa-ha-ha!!!

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan revamps menu, prices after food scandals

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    Pukey2

    This country would rather save face than save money and resources. They'd rather bankrupt themselves. Nobody wants those dolphins - dead or alive. You can feed the mercury-laden meat to your kids, bankrupt your town, ruin the country's image abroad - go ahead, not my country, don't care.

    Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on

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    Pukey2

    How strange that Japan is NOW upping the money. There's a difference between China and Japan dishing out the money. One country can afford to do so, the other is doing it just for the sake of it. I know, why don't we raise the consumption tax now.

    Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

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    Pukey2

    posted a message on the 2channel bulletin board in which he said “You will do as I tell you and there will be no turning back,”

    And is that it?

    I'd be very careful about saying anything critical about the imperial family, or indeed Abe and Japan.

    Posted in: Man arrested for threatening Princess Kako online

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    Pukey2

    Wagyu beef?

    Just mix lean meat with a tub of lard.

    Posted in: Japanese beef is brought into China via third countries.

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    Pukey2

    Putin has said fascism could be on the rise again

    He'd know a thing or two about that!

    Posted in: Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

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    Pukey2

    Reformedbasher:

    How many days has it been since yet another Japanese politician apologized? And, wait for it, ignored yet again?

    Yeah, I gave you a thumbs-down. So sick of apologists. There were maybe two official statements of apology and then followed by top politicians and PMs ruining everything and denying this and that. And Abe has done FA.

    These right-wingers can sing and dance as much as they like within Japan. But they can't do anything outside. And the more they deny, the more the rest of the world can see through the smiles of Abe. In fact, go on, please harass more foreign reporters and publishers. These politicians are their own enemies. Korea and China (who are no longer as poor or downtrodden as the good old times of the Great East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere) can just sit back and watch.

    Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history

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    Pukey2

    Was hoping to watch the Nadal match on TV just after midnight, and guess what? They showed a repeat of Nishikori's match the day before. I really am glutton for punishment.

    but I think he has a chance to win his next match.

    Absolutely. From Nishikori's point of view, it was very good tactic to not put too much effort into his match with Murray in order to conserve energy for his next tournament.

    Posted in: Murray beats Nishikori

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    Pukey2

    wakawaka225:

    Just because the word China is in the South China Sea does not mean that you get to claim all of it

    And if you'd do a bit of research, you'd find that the Chinese word for that sea literally means 'South Sea'. The word China appears nowhere in the name. You can blame the Europeans, especially the Portuguese, for putting the word China into it.

    Look at Sea of Japan, you don't see Japan claiming everything within it.

    That's because Korea lies on the other side.

    I can understand the Philippines having a say in all this, but why are the Japanese doing drills in a sea nowhere near their own country? Having USA occupying places nowhere near its borders is more than enough. Sounding all like the early 1940's again. I'm sure some older citizens of the Philippines recall those days, unfortunately.

    Posted in: Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea

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    Pukey2

    That's great, but when the next monkey is born in a British zoo, can we call it Aiko? I guess that would be rude. Is Aiko-sama any better? You can bet there'd be bullets flying and right-wing protests. agree with SauloJpn. I personally don't care what they name monkeys but hypocrisy and 'shoe on the other foot' are not expressions you'd find often among the Japanese.

    Posted in: Oita mayor says no name change for Charlotte the monkey

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    Pukey2

    Suzuki has denied any wrongdoing

    I can't wait for her excuse.

    Old or young, I'm sorry, but she needs to be punished. The rest of us have to work for our money.

    Posted in: Gifu woman held for cashing dead parents' pension for 50 years

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    Pukey2

    Just watching 詩論公論 on NHK. They showed the faces of the leaders of 4 main parties. Couldn't stop laughing when they showed a photo of Ed Miliband's brother as the leader of the Labour Party. I know all gaijins look the same, but can someone at NHK do a bit of research? I guess that's asking a lot.

    Looks like everyone is resigning! However, I have a sneaky feeling Farage will be back.

    Posted in: Conservatives sweep to power in UK elections as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid

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    Pukey2

    It seems that in the west, there can be extremes even in one country where you can get married to someone of the same sex and there are laws against discrimination whereas you can also encounter horrible physical abuse and have to listen to the nasty things coming out of religious extremists. In Japan, it's extremely rare to come across that violence, but there are hardly any laws on discrimination, you can't get hitched, have no rights when your partner dies, and basically other people don't care or don't even acknowledge your existence. I guess each country has their good and bad points.

    And I do seem to remember there were demonstrations (no doubt right wing related) when Shibuya announced they were to issue certificates to gay couples. I've also noticed that in other East Asian countries, more often that not, it's the Christians who are out in force trying to wreck the lives of gay, be it Korea, Hong Kong or Taiwan. However, I do see Taiwan as one of the first Asian countries to go ahead with same sex marriage. Certainly before Japan. I wouldn't even place Japan in the first 5, but who knows, it could surprise us.

    Posted in: One thing we don't have to deal with in Japan that we have to deal with in the United States and many other countries are the organized groups that exist solely to fight against gay people. There are no churches or political parties that stand up against gay groups and say, 'We hate gay people - gay people are the devil.' These organized opposition groups to our very existence are not here.

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    Pukey2

    Indeed, Smith, just my thoughts. Auschwitz Birkenau didn't get on the list because it was pretty and kawaii. It had a lesson for humanity.

    My other problem is the Japanese obsession with these heritage sites. What is it with them trying to register every single shack in this country? I was just watching the TV the other day when all of a sudden a news flash alert appeared on the top of the screen. Waiting for an earthquake alert or something else that was earth-shattering, my eyes rolled when it was yet another attempt to register yet another site on the UNESCO list. Will people not be satisfied until every damn river, cave, mine and brick is registered?

    Posted in: S Korea opposes Japan's bid for heritage status of industrial sites

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