Scrote's past comments

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    Scrote

    We live in the city centre so have no need, or desire for a car. Other factors that make car owning unattractive include: endless traffic lights, having to pay almost everywhere you park, horrendously expensive motorway tolls and traffic in the city that moves slower than my bicycle.

    People in the countryside might need a car, but the rural population is declining. The youth, on their part-time, temporary, contracts don't have the money and are more interested in their telephones.

    Posted in: Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales

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    Abe lacks the will to control spending. He simple follows the failed LDP policy of spending like a drunken sailor on anything and everything.

    Posted in: Gov't panel sees fiscal goal 'hard to meet' without radical steps

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    If you compare the Y5.5 trillion cost with the estimated cost of the British high speed line (about Y3.3 trillion for a 225 km line (if it ever gets built)) the Japanese maglev system seems quite reasonable. It would also be twice as fast as the British line. It makes me wonder why things cost so much in the UK when there are no mountains to tunnel through. A bunch of crooks must be making a packet.

    Posted in: JR Tokai begins construction of maglev line

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    All religious fanatics are mentally ill.

    Posted in: Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

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    "Relations with the Castro (Chinese) regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized, until the Cuban (Chinese) people enjoy freedom - and not one second sooner," said House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican. "There is no 'new course' here, only another in a long line of mindless concessions to a dictatorship that brutalizes its people and schemes with our enemies."

    Replace two words in Mr Boehner's statement with "Chinese" and perhaps someone will ask him to explain why the US is one of China's biggest trading partners, when the Chinese government cares nothing for human rights?

    Lifting the US embargo would stop the Cuban regime giving that as an excuse for the widespread poverty in Cuba.

    Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba

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    The best solution is to put solar cells on your house and use the electricity they generate to charge your car. This will become more attractive as electricity utilities put up more and more resistance to buying solar power from consumers.

    Posted in: U.S. study: All-electric car may not be so green

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    The police in Wakayama do not uphold the law when it comes to allowing access to the cove via public land. Their actions are definitely biased and contemptible.

    I would think it quite difficult to prove that a person was following another person. Couldn't you just say you happened to be going in the same direction? Or can I simply drive along in front of a fascist van, claim they are following me and demand their arrest? I thought not.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd files complaint against police to protect Cove Guardian volunteers

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    The cowardly president of Sony, Kazuo Hirai, has already meddled in the content of the film, trying to tone it down. Now it seems he has lost all his backbone and pulled the film entirely.

    Tell North Korea to get stuffed and release the film.

    Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats

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    If you like watching a room full of low-budget half-wits shouting at each other then Japanese TV is for you. The only thing I watch now is the "news" a.k.a. LDP propaganda. When the TV breaks I won't replace it; everything I want to watch is available on the internet.

    Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

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    Bank regulation is eased, preparing the ground for another round of massive losses and taxpayer bailouts a few years down the line.

    Posted in: Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

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    It's strange that this guy could go straight from a psychiatric hospital to China without going home first. Did he have his passport and Chinese visa with him in the hospital?

    Posted in: N Korea parades American man who illegally entered country

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    Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big

    I thought getting the Japanese back from North Korea was his number one priority, at least that's what he said before. Maybe he doesn't care, now that the election is over.

    Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big

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    There is plenty of butter, if only Japan would import it.

    Posted in: Japan runs short of butter as dairy farms dwindle

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    Fortunately, the LDP didn't win 2/3 of the seats. We have to hope that the LDP stooges at Komeito won't go along with Abe's constitutional revisions.

    Posted in: Big win could help Abe pursue nationalist goals

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    If that's metal then anything can be described as "metal". It sounds exactly the same as the rubbish churned out by the *48 groups.

    Posted in: BABYMETAL voted Best Metal Album of the Year by magazine

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    The good news is the fascist "Next Generation" party were almost wiped out. Only Hiranuma and one other remain. I would urge all non-Japanese to avoid visiting Okayama as it's clear the people there (who elected Hiranuma) won't make you welcome.

    Posted in: DPJ leader Kaieda, Ishihara lose seats; Obuchi re-elected

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    A "yes" to Abe means:

    Yes to lower wages and higher prices.

    Yes to a depressed economy.

    Yes to abolishing overtime payments.

    Yes to more part-time jobs.

    Yes to nuclear power.

    Yes to covering up nuclear power safety issues on the grounds they are "secret".

    Yes to corruption and scandal.

    Yes to wasting taxes on unnecessary constuction projects.

    Yes to antagonised relationships with neighbouring countries.

    Yes to teaching propaganda in schools instead of facts.

    Yes to conscription.

    Yes to controls on the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

    Yes to war.

    I hope the Japanese people will think about what a "yes" to Abe really means, but I expect I will be disappointed (again).

    Posted in: Unenthusiastic voters ready to say yes to Abe

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    I wonder if this is a "copycat" incident and this guy has put the bug in the noodles himself?

    We found a small, dead bug/larva in a bar of chocolate once. The manufacturer said it happens now and then.

    Posted in: Another cooked bug found in processed food

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    painful structural reforms must take a back seat to reviving growth

    Without the reforms there will be no growth; this is what Abe himself has said in the past.

    Being a coward, it seems that Abe has given up on reform and will follow the traditional LDP path of spending huge sums bulding things that are not needed. This works in the short term, but with a falling population and rising debt it is bound to end in tears eventually. When that happens you Japanese can look in the mirror if you want to see who is to blame.

    Posted in: Abe pivots away from painful reforms

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    Connect over a VPN, then you should be OK.

    Posted in: The potential risks of free Wi-Fi

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