Tamarama's past comments

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Oh my God! This is such a shock!

    Not. Pretty much everyone has just accepted this as one of the most unbelievably corrupt organisations in existence. Burn it down!!!!

    Posted in: Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes

  • 6

    Tamarama

    You think he'd at least want some happiness for his sister.

    Posted in: Australian PM resists gay marriage referendum push

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Woaah. Has hell just frozen over?

    Posted in: China's Xi says Japan friendship 'worth cherishing'

  • 5

    Tamarama

    That's Grand!

    Posted in: Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Brilliant!!! She is so good.

    Posted in: Art attack

  • 0

    Tamarama

    He’s going back to the States on the first available private charter flight he can get on

    Plenty of flights out of Brisbane airport he could snag an economy seat on. If he REALLY wanted to get home.

    Posted in: Depp storms off 'Pirates' set in pursuit of wife

  • 6

    Tamarama

    I dearly love Iriai no Kane.

    There is just something beautiful about marking the transition from day to night with a sweet little jingle telling good boys and girls to head inside for the day.

    It's magic.

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Jeez, some of these State armies are an absolute disgrace. The Iraqi Army just turns tail, abandons it's weapons and runs away, like they did in Ramadi. This subsequently gives IS access to the weaponry and the supply routes and the towns.The BBC are reporting there were 2000 Syrian troops in Tadmur defending the town and Palmyra, and they were defeated by 200 IS fighters. That's shameful. Pathetic.

    I've been to Palmyra, it's truly one of the most stunning places. I am really angry at the prospect of IS destroying it. That would truly be a tragedy.

    What an absolute bloody mess.

    Posted in: Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

  • -3

    Tamarama

    I guess part of the problem is that you get a whole lot of bang for your buck with Nuclear Energy, don't you. To achieve the same amount of output from 1 reactor you have to have A LOT of wind or Solar farm acreage to match it.

    Check this infogram:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/willheaven/100243023/nuclear-power-vs-wind-farms-the-infographic-the-government-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

    Does Japan really have this kind of space to cover the land surface with these things? And if so, doesn't THAT impact on farming and food production also? Does food then need to be imported into the country, driving prices up? What about the aesthetics of a country covered in Solar/wind farms? Don't think I'd like to see that.

    Japan is also going to be spared choking to death on China's unbelievable pollution by that country's huge spend on developing nuclear reactors to counter the problem.

    It's not so cut and dry, me thinks.

    Posted in: Nuclear reactor in Shikoku gets OK to restart

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    Tamarama

    Good man.

    Japan needs far more of these kinds of balanced, strong statesman-like voices of opposition to show that debate and differences of opinion are alive and well in contemporary Japan and that Shinzo Abe's propensity for re-writing the past in unacceptable and is not universal sentiment.

    Posted in: Murayama urges Abe to follow his lead on war apology

  • 6

    Tamarama

    She's slender, pretty and all woman in my eyes.

    Posted in: Concept bra will give you pep talks, help you take perfect selfies

  • 4

    Tamarama

    She looks like a 12 year old with the body shape of a prepubescent boy.

    You get visions of a 12 year old pre-pubescent boy from looking at that?! Wow.

    Posted in: Concept bra will give you pep talks, help you take perfect selfies

  • 3

    Tamarama

    Oh yeah, there are banners in there as well!

    Posted in: Banner day

  • 3

    Tamarama

    An observation.

    The whole explosion of tattoos in the 20/30 somethings bewilders me, I've gotta say. Tattoos USED to be radical. They were much rarer on people and were usually sported by characters who were outside the mainstream in some way. They were a bit badass.

    Now, they seem like the ultimate act of conformity, because they are....fashionable. They've become trendy and hip, and in the great pursuit of wanting to express their individuality, a generation of people now all look pretty much the same. Lemming Ink - a delicious irony. Be they Khmer tats. or Irezumi, or whatever, they are starting to get pretty passé. It's now more radical for kids of that generation to not have tats.

    I kind of suspect that there will be more than a few seeking tattoo removal treatment in 20 years when looking cool matters far less.

    In saying that, I do like certain tattoos. I can appreciate the art of them. I just think plastering your whole body with them is a little....shortsighted.

    Posted in: Foreigners flock to ancient Thai tattoo masters

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Japanese conservatives, however, say no official documents prove government involvement in the system; they say the women were common prostitutes engaged in a commercial exchange.

    They have also argued that memories of the survivors cannot be trusted and are highly politicised in an issue that serves as one of the main geopolitical fault lines running through East Asia.

    These are disgraceful assertions. Absolutely disgraceful. You can almost guarantee that officials at the time destroyed as much incriminating documentation as they could - very common practice for all armies about to be overrun. Just because Japan can't point to official documentation proving it officially recorded these events does not mean other countries don't remember or know what happened. The most pig headed, insulting, arrogant position.

    To assert the survivors cannot be trusted is a shame on the country. It's slanderous.

    Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history

  • 9

    Tamarama

    Komoto was quoted by police as saying he wanted to see the woman’s underwear.

    Start with some witty smalltalk, make a few gags and throw in a compliment or two....

    Posted in: Police officer busted for filming up woman's skirt

  • 0

    Tamarama

    I admire Yoko Ono - her art as one of the early Post Modern Fluxus group was clever and innovative. I really liked some of her ideas and pieces in the Lennon Museum in Saitama as well. She's much maligned by bitter Beatles fans, but unfairly in my opinion. John Lennon was a smart, innovative man himself - he knew exactly what he was doing.

    I have a feeling these might not be big sellers, as I doubt people want to be jolted too much during their morning brew - although I'd say that is exactly the point.

    Posted in: Yoko Ono designs coffee cup line inspired by tragedies

  • 0

    Tamarama

    I love that it's an art - I think it's a wonderful thing indeed. Presentation, attention to detail, a small vendor/customer ritual.

    Long my it reign.

    Posted in: The art of giving and receiving change in Japan

  • 1

    Tamarama

    I think it's a two way street, this one. Japan's apologies have been bumbling, awkward affairs that are seen to lack sincerity and genuine heartfelt remorse. But more importantly, people like Abe have further muddied the waters of these by revisionist and denial sentiments, which is shameless.

    But Korean and Chinese politicians are just as guilty for using this as a political football to whip up nationalist sentiment for their own purposes. They find it too easy to lash out at Japan - particularly China, who have done so with one hand whilst happily taking aid and development money in staggering sums with the other.

    Poor form all round.

    Posted in: Are you tired of hearing calls from South Korea and China for Japan to address World War II issues with apologies?

  • 3

    Tamarama

    Jeez, that old fella in the blue jacket leaning on the cane looks like he almost wants to get over there and give him a piece of it too....

    Posted in: Abe honors Japanese-American World War II veterans

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