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SerranoApr. 21, 2015 - 06:06PM JST
This is going to cause another slump in Toyota, Nissan and Honda sales in China.
Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement
SerranoApr. 21, 2015 - 06:02PM JST
"No mention of the thousands of American dead and wounded. Must not matter to you..."
You could not be more wrong. And there were tens of thousands of American dead and wounded in Korea, with the Kim Dynasty still causing misery to this day. Doesn't mean the war should not have been fought.
"Way more Iraqis have ended up dead than if Saddam had been left in power. And the ones that are still alive are living in an absolute hell hole, with a now non-existent middle class."
Who knows, there had been attempts on Saddam's life before the liberation, maybe he and his winsome sons would have been knocked off eventually and enough instability to have a civil war, after all the Shiites and the Sunnis have been at each others throats for centuries...
Posted in: Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
SerranoApr. 21, 2015 - 05:45PM JST
I tried McD's Sakuranbo Shake today. A little strange.
Nowhere near as good as their previous American Cherry Shake a couple of years ago.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan forecasts Y38 billion net loss for 2015
SerranoApr. 20, 2015 - 10:23PM JST
Hamill:“ Could you imagine if for some reason I said ‘I don’t think I want to do it?"
I can so imagine that! Abrams could get someone else to play an old Luke Skywalker, or better yet, get rid of that irritating character! Skywalker is almost as irritating as C3PO.
Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are of course welcome back as Han Solo and Princess Leia, as is that walking carpet Chewie, ha ha!
Posted in: Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams
SerranoApr. 20, 2015 - 10:14PM JST
"Jaw-dropping that would stand here today claiming the invasion of Iraq has been any sort of a success"
Lessee... a dictator who ruled Iraq with an iron fist for 24 years deposed, then later executed by his countrymen... his winsome sons taken out... free elections held, putting into power the majority political group... neighboring countries no longer threatened by the Iraqi government...
I guess none of this counts because some wacko Islamists are still causing misery...
SerranoApr. 20, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
Get ready for President Hillary Clinton.
Posted in: Republican Graham says 91% chance he'll run for president
SerranoApr. 19, 2015 - 11:03AM JST
"The patron piled on about two bowlfuls of diced scallions per single bowl of soup, because apparently that’s the way he likes it."
Leave it to idiots to ruin a good thing.
Posted in: The legality of adding free green onions to your ramen
SerranoApr. 19, 2015 - 10:59AM JST
"I’ve also heard stories from people who were turned away, or asked to leave, sometimes during the act of bathing itself. Some of these people were blonde or redheaded North American women (probably not the easiest candidate for confusing with a yakuza). So the old “tattoo = yakuza” justification doesn’t really stand up here."
Hey, those women could be girlfriends or wives of yakuza! Get 'em out of there! lol
Posted in: Nagano onsen welcomes foreigners with tattoos, as long as they patch ’em up
SerranoApr. 19, 2015 - 10:44AM JST
Invent tractor beams that can shift the Earth's axis to lower the temperature in Tokyo by several degrees!
But then that would cause other regions to be too cold... dang!
Posted in: Gov't discusses ways to keep streets, sidewalks cool during 2020 Olympics
SerranoApr. 19, 2015 - 10:37AM JST
"If you know the region is a hornets nest then it's best not to hit it with a stick."
Yeah, let it fester for a few more centuries.
SerranoApr. 19, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
"The libertarian-minded Paul, who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton."
Hillary Clinton would do harm in international affairs?
“There’s a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now, maybe more,” Paul said."
Um, the U.S. has had troops in way more than six countries for a long time, Paul. Get with the program already.
"I think the Russians and the Chinese have great potential to help make the world a better place,” he said. “I don’t say that naively that they’re going to, but they have the potential to.”
Cripes, the Russians have given the world vodka and a bunch of other stuff according to Pavel Chekov, and the Chinese have given, OK, sold us a bunch of cheap stuff that has made it possible for many retailers to survive.
Haven't they made the world a better place?
Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
SerranoApr. 18, 2015 - 10:47PM JST
Oh good grief, Madverts, I suppose you'll still blame any suffering taking place in the region even 20 years from now on the "illegal" invasion.
SerranoApr. 18, 2015 - 08:53PM JST
"This cat is better off pushing up daffodils. World better place without him."
Amazing how, if not for the "illegal" U.S.-led invasion, this cat would most likely still be causing untold suffering along with good ol' Saddam and / or his sons.
SerranoApr. 18, 2015 - 08:51AM JST
"He ( Rep. Sander Levin, the senior Democrat of House Ways Means Committee) pointed to the various brands of Japanese-made cars filling the streets of Washington compared to a lack of GM, Chrysler and Ford vehicles in Tokyo."
First of all, like toshiko said, most of those "Japanese-made" cars are manufactured in the U.S., second, they sell well because they are well-designed and well-made, third, GM, Chrysler and Ford vehicles aren't selling well in Tokyo mainly because, heck, why buy them when we can buy a Toyota or a Nissan or a Honda or a Subaru or a...
Posted in: Obama defends pursuit of trade pact; Clinton cautious
SerranoApr. 18, 2015 - 08:40AM JST
I assume Abe told Onaga to get with the program and stop making all this trouble to expand Camp Schwab so it can take over the functions of Futenma so they can close it to make room for more manshons and stores.
Posted in: Breaking the ice
SerranoApr. 17, 2015 - 09:57PM JST
"Chewbacca's looking great for his age."
Har! And, as Princess Leia refers to him, the "walking carpet" still sounds great too!
Posted in: New 'Star Wars' teaser, cast information revealed at event
SerranoApr. 17, 2015 - 08:32PM JST
"the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power."
What's up with that, anyway?
Posted in: Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
SerranoApr. 17, 2015 - 08:20PM JST
"Iran & it's Ayatollahs can't hardly contain their delight at the thought of destoying the "Great Satans" U.S. & Isreal."
"Thanks for the Friday lunch time laugh!"
What is it the Iranians have chanted over and over and over again?
Oh yeah, "Death to America! Death to Israel!"
Posted in: Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress
SerranoApr. 16, 2015 - 02:25PM JST
Japan couldmove up therankings if they would start eating delicious rice pudding. I can't understand why other puddings are popular but rice pudding isn't...
lucabrasi - Har!
Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption
SerranoApr. 15, 2015 - 09:01PM JST
The Democrats are incapable of fielding anyone who could beat Hillary for the nomination, and the Republicans are incapable of fielding anyone who could beat Hillary, which means unless Americans take the giant leap of electing a third party candidate, get ready for President Hillary Clinton!
Posted in: Clinton starts White House campaign with small-town meetings
Apr. 21, 2015 - 11:38PM JST
This is a nice technological development and all but I hope it is priced competitively with…
Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour
HaraldBloodaxeApr. 21, 2015 - 11:02PM JST
What a despicable little tosspot this man is. Really. What…
Apr. 21, 2015 - 11:36PM JST
A day late & a dollar short. Fix TEPCO. Fix all the other crap next. Cold…
Posted in: Japan planning moon mission
Apr. 21, 2015 - 11:31PM JST
Well spotted, Yubaru! You should work for Kawasaki City, or maybe you do. Who cares how…
Posted in: Family branded welfare cheats because daughter gets part-time job
Apr. 21, 2015 - 11:30PM JST
What is baffling is why the pupils helped him and why he still has got a…
Posted in: Teacher who buried kittens alive charged with violating animal cruelty law