Tahoochi's past comments

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    Tahoochi

    In my experience I've only been to a few countries: Japan, Canada, US, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. Of those, Japan seems the safest to me, but not 100% safe by any stretch.

    Every country has "Bad apples" and also bad neighborhoods, but in Japan, the general population IMO is less inclined to harm or steal from another person. For example, my home country of Canada is relatively safe, but I've had a bike stolen as a kid, a car stolen and another one broken into, vandalism is pretty common, and street/bar fights break out all the time; and this is in a relatively small city. A lot of these crimes are committed by "average people" in Canada who are not related to any gangs or mafia, and otherwise lead "normal" lives, which is scary to me.

    Posted in: In your experience, which country is the safest to live in?

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    Tahoochi

    Honda’s latest recall comes as other automakers, including rivals Toyota and General Motors, have issued huge callbacks over various problems, dealing a blow to their reputation for quality and safety.

    They're all in the same boat. No automaker is perfect, the question is how they handle the defects/issues when they arise.

    Posted in: Honda recalls 175,000 hybrid vehicles

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    Tahoochi

    Smoking anything is harmful. Doesn't pot also kill brain cells? Old wives tale?

    Posted in: Is smoking pot harmless?

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    Tahoochi

    @Noliving, let me ask you this: If you had a choice between being attacked by a man holding a knife standing 3 feet away from you, and a man pointing a gun at you from 3 feet away (or 10 feet away for that matter), which would you choose? Wouldn't you rather take your chances at disarming or avoiding a knife than a gun?

    Guns have one sole purpose: To kill. They aren't good for anything else. They can't cut vegetables or help you build a shelter in the wild. All they can do is kill.... that's why they were invented.... so why on earth should anyone be able to own one? All the research and background and psychological tests in the world won't prevent nutters from owning a gun. The only other option is heavily restrict or ban them.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

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    Tahoochi

    Is it me, or is Abe not looking at the guy he's shaking hands with?

    Posted in: Taking a gamble

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    Tahoochi

    I didn't know helium could be deadly.

    On a separate note:

    Nah, it's also 20 something year old guys who clearly can't related to women their age so they lust after young and naive girls.

    Have a chat with a 20-something Japanese guy and after he has shown you all his photos of AKB and told you about all his perverted fantasies with junior high school girls you might understand why young Japanese women chase older men.

    Not much different from the 20-something, or 30,40-something Japanese women that worship Arashi though.

    Really????? ...are moderators even reading this totally unrelated jabber?

    Posted in: 28-yr-old man, 16-yr-old girl commit suicide by inhaling helium

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    Tahoochi

    JohnBecker: Great post! Gave me hope.

    @Fandango: ....and the beer/whiskey/cocktail

    Posted in: As millions vape, e-cigarette researchers count puffs, scour Facebook

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    Tahoochi

    I am not against legal whaling of non-endangered species of whales, but at this point in time, my question to Abe is: Why? Why continue something that's so controversial, and something that brings so little satisfaction to such a fractional population of your people? Quit whaling not because you're being told to, but simply because no one in Japan (except a rare few) will miss it, and it's a waste of time and energy to fight for its succession.

    Posted in: Whaling dominates Abe's New Zealand trip

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    Tahoochi

    Isn't that also an issue with the operators/system? Shouldn't they at least send the cops to the scene at the first silent or incomprehensible call in case it is an emergency and the caller cannot speak? I dunno.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for calling 110 more than 900 times in 14 hours

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    Tahoochi

    "It was such an inconsiderate remark to those who cannot get married even if they wish to,"...

    He STILL doesn't get... it's not inconsiderate just to "those who cannot get married even if they wish to...", but also those who CHOOSE not to get married.

    Posted in: LDP member admits making sexist jeers against Tokyo assemblywoman

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    Tahoochi

    Seems like much ado about nothing.... I'm talking about this review of course. The conservatives who continue to voice their doubt need to be shut up or booted out.

    Posted in: Japan says it had S Korean input on 'comfort women' apology

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    Tahoochi

    ...while the Japan Communist Party said it was “terrible sexual harassment.”

    I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I agree with the Communist Party!

    Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children

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    tmarieJun. 19, 2014 - 03:04PM JST

    These stupid characters aren't sexist, they aren't homophobic but they aren't cute, funny or needed. My "issue" with this all is rather than spend money on things needs (daycare), meetings, time and money are wasted on the character "wars".

    If you cannot see what's beyond the surface, then you're really the same as some people who eat this crap up without understanding its intent. Why do you think they started the whole mascot thing? To raise funds. It's all the same whether you're lobbying, or raising taxes and fees, or getting people to buy merchandise. They're doing it to raise funds. Not to waste time and money. Now you are right with one thing: not all of them sell like hotcakes, however, again if you look beyond the surface, the actual cost of manufacturing mascot merchandise is trivial compared to the cost of fixing serious problems that you mention (ie. daycare).

    I personally could care less about mascots or even Hard Gay myself, I just think they're harmless. You, and some others here obviously don't, so that's where we agree to disagree.

    Posted in: CNN newscaster can’t stop laughing at crazy Japanese mascot

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    Tahoochi

    ...and she's lucky that they only stole 70,000 yen. she could have been harmed much worse.

    Yes, but it is much worse for her future because they know where she lives. Even if these guys get caught, they're not gonna be incarcerated forever. She basically needs to move now.

    Posted in: Nagoya woman beaten and robbed in own home; Line 'friend' chief suspect

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    Tahoochi

    The True: We're not talking about whale hunting or dolphin hunting here. You said it yourself: "mascots are for children." Are children not a part of culture? Anyways, I'm not trying to play any type of card here, all I'm saying is that we're talking about friggin mascots here. No one's being hurt. Why are people taking it so seriously like it's some sort of reflection on society?

    Posted in: CNN newscaster can’t stop laughing at crazy Japanese mascot

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    Tahoochi

    Rola made the remarks while giving fashion advice to 20 girls shopping in GU Shibuya Parco...

    For the love of God, pleeeeez don't give any advice to girls. The last thing we need are 50 million Rolas running around Japan! ....that said, admittedly a very pretty girl. ....but not the sharpest pencil in the box.

    Posted in: Rola looking for boyfriend: 'That’s why I dress in skimpy outfits'

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    Tahoochi

    Knox HarringtonJun. 19, 2014 - 07:58AM JST

    For me, mascots symbolize the Japanese way of not dealing with real problems

    What ever floats your boat man. For all we know, to some people, mascots might be something they look forward to; an escape from dealing with the real problems which they do face everyday.

    Posted in: CNN newscaster can’t stop laughing at crazy Japanese mascot

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    Tahoochi

    smithinjapanJun. 19, 2014 - 03:03AM JST

    Ask the dead, in this case a kid merely riding his bike down the street, then get back to me.

    So you have no idea of the circumstances at the scene of the accident, yet you try to "prove me wrong" by telling me to talk to someone who was just killed in an accident and in the process, try to make me feel guilty for being insensitive because somehow, what I posted supposedly doesn't substantiate what happened in this accident?

    The kid wasn't riding his bike. The article states he was waiting for the traffic light. The Skyline was torn apart, which means there was significant speed involved, so there's no telling if he would have survived or not even if he had a 10m. sidewalk.

    Posted in: Car crash claims 3 lives in Asahikawa

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    Tahoochi

    smithinjapanJun. 18, 2014 - 10:14PM JST

    M3M3M3: "I wonder how most people in Japan would react to seeing this video?"

    Probably as they usually do when criticized internationally (directly or just laughed at), quietly hide and pretend the CNN report did not exist, then even more quietly start eliminating some of the problem (in this case, mascots).

    @smith: Boy, you sure like to criticize Japanese people at every chance you get don't you? ...and btw, Mascots are a problem? And please don't tell me they're a "problem" because your tax money is being wasted, because they pay for themselves when other people (not you) buy their merchandise. Besides, a government body being internationally criticized for bad policy is one thing, but a harmless custom or culture that most Japanese people think is perfectly normal being internationally ridiculed (not criticized) is something I don't think any country in Asia would necessarily appreciate. So please stop painting "the Japanese" on one great big canvas and think that you are on a higher level or know how they all think. Many Japanese people (who are probably ones you don't hang around) could care less about mascots.

    Remember when Hard Gay was all the rage here until he thrust his crotch in the face of a foreign entertainer and she was horrified? Well, everyone was suddenly asking themselves, "What, he's not funny?" and finally when criticized saying, "You don't understand Japanese humor!" That's all that will happen here. If it gets picked up any more and ridiculed people will just say, "You don't understand Japanese humor".

    "You don't understand Japanese humor" seems to me like a perfectly reasonable rebuttal (as long as no one is being hurt), because if you don't think something is funny, then you obviously don't understand it. Just like how most Japanese people would probably not understand the humor in Monty Python, South Park, or Sit-coms. How should they have reacted then? "Oh, you're right, this should not be funny. We will change our comedy style to follow yours because you're telling us that it's not funny. We will study your comedy so that we can understand and appreciate it."

    Posted in: CNN newscaster can’t stop laughing at crazy Japanese mascot

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    FightingVikingJun. 18, 2014 - 07:50AM JST

    Why is TEPCO still "in charge" ? Can't they find some REAL experts ?

    Totally agree.

    Posted in: Plan to build ice wall around Fukushima plant hits snag

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