Tamarama's past comments

  • 1

    Tamarama

    If you confuse England for a good football team, you really don't know the game very well. They haven't been good for a long, long time and their style of play and performance in the last World Cup underlined this point very effectively. They are a 2nd tier team at best who are absolutely hounded and harangued by a vicious domestic press that exacerbates the problem.

    I have long hoped that Australia would draw them in the World Cup, as I would absolutely LOVE that. They have to qualify though first. As does Australia of course.

    Posted in: Iceland beats England 2-1 in shock of Euro 2016

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    Tamarama

    And when they DO get to hear the riff in question they will know they have made the wrong decision because it is clearly ripped off. I was shocked when I actually heard it recently because I thought it was Zep, but it was in fact Taurus. I really like Led Zeppelin and love Stairway, but that's about the biggest ripoff I've ever heard. Agree about parasitic relations and lawsuits though.

    Posted in: Led Zeppelin victorious in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright trial

  • 3

    Tamarama

    Fox,

    You speak of ignorance, and yet you don't seem to know anything about why people wanted out of the EU.

    Well, I do, I just didn't spell them out in that post. Heard an ebullient chap from Essex on the radio this morning who was stoked with the result because he is 'sick of all 'dem foreigners takin' our jobs. Innit.' And if you really need to leave the EU because of extra text on packaging, well...

    Seems to me that the gripes you have were best addressed through concerted and pointed campaigns to get your local representatives to champion them more effectively in parliament, and subsequently in the EU for the people they represent. But to just take your toys and go home is irresponsible, especially when, what, 48% of the people want to stay? If it were 70/80% consensus, I'd say go for it, but it's a massive thing to do on a tiny margin of approval.

    Anyway, good luck. Enjoy your newfound freedom and what it brings. Just be very careful what you wish for, not just now, but in the future.

    Posted in: Cheers, jeers and fears after Britain votes to exit EU

  • 3

    Tamarama

    Humans are too dumb to live in a nuclear free world.

    We don't learn, we aren't truly compassionate and empathetic enough. Plus, we are always far too fascinated by the minuscule differences between us as opposed to the veritable tsunami of similarities that define us as a species.

    Dumb Homo Sapiens.

    Posted in: A-bomb survivor hugged by Obama trusts promise will be kept

  • 4

    Tamarama

    This seems like a dumb move to me. In my time in England, a lot of people I met (not all) were noticeably hostile towards Europe, which struck me as a bit odd, despite the burden of history.

    This seems to be a victory for...stupidity, ignorance and Right wing Nationalism. That, to me, is a big worry.

    It's a worry because it's on the rise across Europe and, as always, it's generally fuelled by the aforementioned traits.

    Scotland will likely become independent, other countries through Europe may follow with an increasingly Nationalist sentiment, and with countries like Russia flexing their muscles and becoming increasingly belligerent, and the bizarre rise of a man like Trump in the US, it's worrying times.

    It's not a good result at all.

    Posted in: Cheers, jeers and fears after Britain votes to exit EU

  • 9

    Tamarama

    The mother has absolutely done the right thing. My hat goes off to her. She obviously knows her son, knew where the answer to the story probably lay, and got straight onto it. That's good parenting.

    Must have been sobering to realize Dear Son is a criminal bully, though.

    Posted in: 2 teens arrested for extorting Y2.3 mil from classmate

  • 6

    Tamarama

    This reminds me of the shark culling debate in Australia.

    Humans are not very good at accepting that we are not excluded from the laws of nature.

    I agree with Cleo. Put some signs up and let people accept the risks. The police most certainly have better things to do.

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  • 0

    Tamarama

    A couple of interesting facts about Ronaldo. In this tournament, he has now had 20 shots on goal, which is more that 9 other teams in the tournament combined. He has scored 0. In 2 games.

    He has missed 4 of the last 5 penalties he has taken for Portugal.

    He has taken 36 direct free kicks in major tournaments for Portugal, and scored 0.

    As an armchair specialist, I conclude that I would hat to play with Ronaldo.

    Posted in: Portugal held by Austria; Iceland, Hungary draw; Belgium beats Ireland at Euro 2016

  • 13

    Tamarama

    That the kids require one is indicative of a system that lacks balance and just drives kids madly from dawn to dusk and far beyond - including of the club system and the Jukus.

    What I witnessed was 1940's and 50's style classrooms where the kids are passive in their learning, and many completely switched off. Some, asleep.

    An Inquiry based curriculum based around concepts runs rings around the Japanese Educational system. It produces kids who are creative, critical thinkers who are better at thinking laterally and problem solving, often collaboratively. The International Baccalaureate is a good example and it's no accident that Japan is undertaking a push to implement this in more schools across Japan.

    Good teachers do well in this environment, and the kids respond accordingly.

    Posted in: Hyogo school introduces trial afternoon nap time for students

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Good old Hatoyama!

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  • 1

    Tamarama

    Of all the sick puppies that get around the place, these ones anger me the most. Complete, utter disregard for a young, vulnerable, unsuspecting child just for the sake of perverse self gratification.

    Castrate them all. Lock 'em up.

    Posted in: 41-year-old man arrested for sexually molesting 8-year-old girl

  • 8

    Tamarama

    That's one place I'm glad I'm not from.

    Posted in: State-run doping, thugs: What next from Russia?

  • 1

    Tamarama

    The weapon used doesn't matter. He could have used many common utensils or vehicles with similar effect.

    That's such bizarre reasoning. This position is the most illogical and delusional of all. The items he chose to take in with him are exactly designed to kill as many people as they can with complete efficiency. Everything in their design is refined and carefully engineered to do so. It's what they exists to do. They are machines to kill with, and nothing else. It's why armies carry them into battle instead of an egg whisk, or carry them into battle as opposed to driving into battle in a Toyota Carolla. They are devastatingly efficient in serving their one, and only, purpose, they have no secondary purpose, and they are the sole reason people with mental issues, or extremist views, or whatever, can kill so efficiently and spectacularly in the United States.

    Your view, your argument, is hard for people like me to believe. I have a very hard time understanding how you can convince yourself that there is any kind of sound reasoning it what you write, and what you think. From where I sit here, it's so spectacularly flawed that it is completely absurd. It's a nonsense.

    But if this is a common, prevalent view amongst your fellow countrymen, then you are condemned to continue killing each other with spectacular efficiency for a long, long time.

    Men kill. Men with gun kill more.

    Posted in: 50 dead, 53 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting

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    Tamarama

    OK, this is not just confined to Japanese women, this applies all over. For the last 15 years I have worked in an industry where women make up around 50% of the staff. In that time, much of the professional conflict I have witnessed and encountered is between women. There always seems to be a percentage of the group who are emotional, irrational, combative and confrontational with other women (mostly, but not always). It results in deep divisions that can be quite lasting and destructive. Men just don't tend to behave in the same way in a professional environment in my experience. So, whilst I can't say I am scared of women in my workplace, I am definitely wary of several of them and make sure that I deal with them accordingly.

    Posted in: 34% of Japanese men afraid of their female colleagues, according to recent poll

  • -1

    Tamarama

    Yeah, nah.

    Posted in: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page testifies in 'Stairway to Heaven' trial

  • -2

    Tamarama

    Oh....he's talking about a history of terrorism against the United States For a moment there, I thought he was trying to say the most ironic thing in Presidential candidate history.

    Posted in: Trump urges ban on immigration from countries with 'history of terrorism'

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Why are we so dumb?

    No reason to kill the bears.

    Posted in: Bamboo pickers defy bear attack warnings despite 4 deaths

  • 0

    Tamarama

    FYI I am a Japanese citizen.

    Duly noted.

    Posted in: Diet member wants Japan to get with it on tattooing

  • -3

    Tamarama

    Yubaru

    Show me any written law here in Japan that supports your opinion and I will applaud your stance. But I doubt you will be able to because it doesnt exist.

    Well, I'm not referring to laws, I'm referring to what appears to be the general sentiment and sensibility towards tattoos. I'm sure you are right about the lack of laws, but I guess this doesn't fall under the black and white of law, but more the vagaries of cultural sentiment based on historical ideals.

    Your way of thinking and logic says that no matter what a country deems "culturally" for only a portion of the population, correct, then no one has a right to say anything about it.

    Now, now Yubaru, don't try and construct my argument for me, dear boy. I didn't say anything about his right to bring it up in the Diet. In fact, I applaud him for doing so. But, how much support does he have? I don't see waves of pro-tattoo protesters banging down the door of the Diet, do you?

    Take your logic the next step and start looking around the world and tell me about things that other countries do culturally and then look in a mirror, because if you give Japan a pass here you HAVE to give other countries and cultures the same pass.

    Well, we are discussing Japan here in relation to tattoos and the Olympics, which is covered towards the end of the article. My feeling is this. This is about a prevailing cultural sensibility in Japan towards tattoos. Hatsushika has every right to discuss it and bring it up, but my guess he is still well and truly in the minority, so if the majority of Japanese people would prefer for the status quo to remain the way it is, then that's the way it should stay until they decide otherwise. What always amuses me is on JT is the chorus of non-Japanese posters who get their panties in a twist about this because they are so choked up about 'rights' as they perceive them in relation to this, that they simply can't tolerate cultural practice or sentiment that they see as an affront to this.

    I'm not anti-tattoos, and if Japan had a culture of celebrating tattoos I would absolutely support that. Most Japanese tattoo designs are verifiable works of art in my opinion. Magnificent. But if Japan doesn't think that way and still has cultural preferences against them, and visible displays of them, I'm absolutely fine with that too.

    Posted in: Diet member wants Japan to get with it on tattooing

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