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StarkeSep. 12, 2012 - 12:21AM JST
I love how the out of context Fox soundbites of the "They did not build that" speech become fact. At least this registered Republican has the brain to understand what was actually said. Republican reading with critical thinking....take him down!
LOL, this is pure comedy, would be funnier if not for the fact that whoever controls this country wields immense power, enough to seriously hurt this world, very scary. Reminds me of the Roman Empire, I digress,
Posted in: Obama hugger gets online beating
StarkeJul. 20, 2012 - 02:19PM JST
A far worse precedent already set is the UUN being OK with a sovereign nation being invaded and exploited without any repercussions to the aggressor. Heaven forbid if you are in a country that has resources they want.
Posted in: Russia and China again veto Syria resolution at U.N.
StarkeJul. 17, 2012 - 08:07PM JST
Yes and the US military machine has never lied....
Posted in: U.S. Navy ship fires on boat off Dubai, killing 1
StarkeFeb. 22, 2012 - 10:35AM JST
Watch the whole episode to give you some perspective, not conclusive but will make you think a little.
Posted in: 14-year-old boy stabs mother after she confiscates video game
StarkeMay. 20, 2011 - 12:47PM JST
tkoind2: but during the Apartheid, nobody launched rockets or blown themselves in buses.
tkoind2: but during the Apartheid, nobody launched rockets or blown themselves in buses.
No but pipe bomb attacks at public bars and restaurants took place. I do recall an apartheid era song by the ANC military wing going along the lines of "1 bullet, 1 settler", not too different if you ask me.
Moderator: Readers, no further references to the ANC or South Africa please. That is not what this story is about.
Posted in: Obama addresses Arab world; urges Israel to go back to 1967 borders
StarkeApr. 08, 2011 - 05:41PM JST
when are going to start putting images of mutulated bodies hit by drunken drivers on cans of beer. While we are at it, lets put images of fat that has been sucked out of peoples bodies on the wrappers on those yummy burgers we eat.
As long as they are not pushing it on children these are adults making decisions on their own health, they know the risks and have to make up their own minds. If this was America this would be the big government that the conservatives are scared of.
Posted in: Australia proposes tough cigarette packaging rules
StarkeSep. 28, 2010 - 06:06PM JST
alternative spins on this tragic murder may have been that:
a) He did not have enough or any money and thought he could get away with it and she got hysterical and threatened to get him trouble resulting in his attempt to shut her up.
b) She up'd the price and he did not have enough and she was about to fetch the goons to get the money out of him resulting in his attempt to prevent from doing so.
c) he is completely nuts and wanted to kill something beautiful....and get some cash and belongings while he was at it.
Without speaking ill of the victim here I suspect that something set her off which spooked him, he panicked and did what he did, in no way justifying his actions but I know from personal experience how hysterical people can get, the respondant of the hysteria could easily snap, I know I almost did.
just speculation of course
Posted in: Man arrested over death of university student in Tokyo hotel
StarkeSep. 01, 2010 - 05:30PM JST
firstly it is an Islamic Centre not a Mosque. There is in fact a mosque close by, in the same area that has been operating for years before 9/11 but know one seems to be talking about that?
try sticking to the facts, if you would be kind enough to show me proof that Imam Rouf is a radical who supports anti-west violence. The AMERICAN STATE DEPARTMENT sent him to the middle east to preach tolerance to them, not americans. Any clue why your own government would sponsor Imam Rouf is this so called radical? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Posted in: New York Imam: Mosque fight about Muslim role in America
StarkeAug. 30, 2010 - 05:33PM JST
nope, 1 administration wasted money on destroying a nation then the same administration gave lucrituve contracts to their buddies to rebuild the very same nation who also probably profited from the destruction too.
Posted in: U.S. wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq: auditors
StarkeAug. 20, 2010 - 01:39PM JST
@beezlebub, the same Hippocratic oath that allows doctors to reject treatment because patients can't pay?
Posted in: Saudi judge considers paralysis punishment
StarkeAug. 13, 2010 - 06:12PM JST
the police should be arrested as accomplises for the 2nd murder due to thier negligence
Posted in: Testimony leads to discovery of woman's remains in Shizuoka
StarkeAug. 12, 2010 - 07:10PM JST
you can fire them legally, you just need to pay them severance, guess it is cheaper to blackmail and hire goons to do so than to pay the severance. I agree that this must only be for those small to medium sized domestic companies that do not budget for severance. Been involved in letting people go twice in Japan and it aint pretty but at least my company deals with responsibly and gives them a package good enough for them to survice while they look for another job. this blackmail method is just plain mean!
In the case of the 5 ladies, sexual harasement is dealt by HR but when it is the HR that is comitting the offense I can see where they got stuck.
Posted in: New breed of corporate head choppers set up errant workers for decapitation
StarkeAug. 12, 2010 - 06:15PM JST
I think the 1st 5 rows are poternarians, the rest are not dressed up, probably pulled off the street for the photo so more like 49 excluding the poternarian on the potty.
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StarkeNov. 18, 2009 - 07:24PM JST
As a South African they annoy me too but the point is it is apart of the African soccer experience. It is like having the World Cup in England and telling them that no soccer hooligans are allowed in the stadium.
The whole point of moving the tournament around the world is to bring world class soccer to people that would not normally see and to for the host country to share their culture with the rest of the world. It is not like anyone is gaining an unfair advantage here because they cannot hear each other, they will all be in the same boat.
Watching the game on TV in Japan the constant droning noise get ignored by my brain pretty quickly and it did not detract from a really boring game.
Posted in: JFA chief seeks vuvuzela ban at World Cup
StarkeJun. 17, 2009 - 12:26PM JST
still no mention of her boyfriend who she was with???
Posted in: Japanese hiker died of blunt force injuries after copter crash in New Mexico
StarkeMay. 07, 2009 - 06:37PM JST
Looks like they did a sterling job saving lives. Not bad for a developing country, compare it to Catrina....
food for thought.
Posted in: 32 dead, 200,000 homeless in Brazil floods
StarkeFeb. 24, 2009 - 05:23PM JST
so this justifies being butchered by barbecue tongs?!?!?!
Posted in: Man convicted of killing Japanese girlfriend in California
StarkeFeb. 06, 2009 - 01:22PM JST
I will have to walk past it everyday!
Gonna miss the huge beers form the current restuarant.
StarkeSep. 24, 2008 - 09:33PM JST
Because it is more like a memory test and the only people who know the sequence are the driving school instructors.
Posted in: Actress Ai Takabe becomes honorary police chief for a day
StarkeAug. 24, 2008 - 04:34PM JST
last I checked USA have been in Afghanistan for 7 years and it is still not under control and that is with the help of Afghan troops.
This "my dad is better than your dad" argument is getting really old, everybody get out of the sandbox and into your corner.
Everybody should stop defending their country as we are all just a number to them, little pawns in a game that we know nothing about.
Posted in: Russian troops still entrenched in Georgia
Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:04AM JST
Even the elite Todai cannot budge this moribund educational system.
Posted in: University of Tokyo gives up on plan to start academic year in autumn
Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:03AM JST
This is a testament to the deterrent power of the Japanese police.
Posted in: Convenience store believed to have been robbed by same man twice
Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:02AM JST
Yet another stupid claim from Koreans against Japan.
The Japanese flag of the red circular…
Posted in: Korean campaigns for removal of Japanese flag from French stores
Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:01AM JST
Oh I get it above posters. So it's OK if I fly the NAZI flag then…
Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:00AM JST
"Frank Zappa?" Ok, "Bobby Brown" was interesting. Yeah, he wrote a few good songs, like…
Posted in: Van Halen opens first tour of Japan in 15 years