Tamarama's past comments

  • -1

    Tamarama

    French designed, Australian built, US armed.

    Posted in: How France sank Japan's $40 bil Australian submarine dream

  • 1

    Tamarama

    I suggest China check the meaning of cooperation in a dictionary before demanding it of others....

    Posted in: China says Japan relationship should be based on cooperation, not confrontation

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Here's another take on it and well worth a read:

    http://hotcopper.com.au/resources/insight-how-france-sank-japans-40-bln-australian-submarine-dream.6952/#.VyQ0i7SY7ok

    Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France

  • 1

    Tamarama

    I think the position that Australia are somehow siding with China here is pretty silly. Australian governments tend to be verifiable Americaphiles by nature and would certainly be far more interested in leaning to this side of the equation than the Chinese...IF this were the crux for the primary decision.

    But it isn't. Technology, employment, cost etc all factor in here and the French bid was better for Australia. I'd say Australia probably really wanted the Japanese bid to fit the bill - it would have made sense at every level, but when you are making decisions based around this kind of money, you have to think it through carefully.

    Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France

  • 0

    Tamarama

    I would LOVE for Leicester to win the EPL at Old Trafford. LOVE it!!!!

    Please, please let the football gods be kind this week and allow that to happen!

    What a phenomenal story. Great sporting story.

    Posted in: World's press flock to cover Leicester's fairytale

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Popular subject matter I see....

    That uniform is a bit of a shocker though, isn't it?

    Posted in: Miss Hooters Japan Contest 2016

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Apart from the scientific evidence, I'm quite happy to accept anecdotal evidence as well. I have spoken to old folk in my hometown who quite consistently attest to the summers there being hotter and longer, and the winters being shorter and drier. I believe them, they would know.

    And whilst I understand that the Earth has cycles, these temperature changes occur veeery slowly, over thousands of years, not over the course of 100 years. So I think that position is myopic.

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

  • -6

    Tamarama

    Mourning includes feeling sadness and displays of sadness for effect, so I think the answer is probably yes to the question. Big difference between that and grieving though, so let's not confuse the two.

    Never really saw what the fuss was about with Prince. Muzak.

    Now, when Neil Young dies, that will be different.

    Posted in: When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

  • 0

    Tamarama

    These things are a bit of rubbish really, and I reckon she probably thinks that herself. Jennifer Anniston is clearly a very beautiful woman, I'm happy to acknowledge that. But I once did a tour of the royal palace or whatever in Seoul, and the girl who did the tour in English literally took my breath away. I was a complete moon unit for the duration of the tour. Was with my Australian girlfriend at the time, and had to work really hard to keep it together. I remember also seeing a young woman on a train in Rajasthan as I sat at a train platform who was impossibly beautiful. Beyond the realm of mere mortals. In about 2004 sat opposite a girl on the Yamanote Line from Ikebukuro to Ueno station who burnt my retinas with her grace and sublime beauty. Et al, et al. The point is, beauty is somewhat subjective, not all beautiful women are famous, and Jennifer Anniston had nothing on any of these girls.

    Posted in: Actress Jennifer Aniston is world's most beautiful woman: People

  • -3

    Tamarama

    Really? Wow.

    Piggy Banks will be next.....

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  • 1

    Tamarama

    Not sure what all the hoo-haa is about here. I've spoken to Philipinos who basically sound American, in some cases with a far superior command of the language than several Americans I have spoken to.

    I have one Japanese friend, one, who lived in Australia for 10 years and speaks genuinely great English. I know several other Japanese people who live full time in Australia who still can't speak English particularly well after 10 years or longer.

    I've never met a Japanese person in Japan who speaks English well in an International context.

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  • -1

    Tamarama

    That's probably a very good idea.

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  • 9

    Tamarama

    Wow, magnificent. Mental note to self: 'Next trip away to...."

    Posted in: Island hopping

  • 1

    Tamarama

    I personally don't like this and it's something I don't want Japan to cave into foreign pressure on. The reason is because the old rule of thumb of travel applies: Respect and Observe the local laws and customs of the places you go to. Sure, when we travel you come across customs you may not like or agree with, but because it's the way things are done and a common sentiment in the host country, you observe them regardless. I think tattooed foreigners should be prepared to cover their tats, or perhaps there might be specific Onsens designated for their use (or even sections of an onsen), but other than that, things should remain the way they are.

    Posted in: Gov't encouraging hot springs to ease tattoo restrictions

  • 7

    Tamarama

    Fantastic image! Love what the girls are wearing and the way they look. Pretty cool composition too.

    Posted in: Wear to be seen

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Look, sadly a lot of people ARE ignorant and the name would certainly attract ridicule, so despite my frustration that they felt the need to change it, I completely understand why they have done it.

    On the positive side though, Kindai is a pretty cool name I think.

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  • 2

    Tamarama

    The bullying culture of Japan constantly amazes me.

    It's a disgrace. This is Dark Ages stuff.

    Posted in: Japan stumbles over baby steps to encourage working moms

  • 2

    Tamarama

    'Your first, very important job, is to secure an excellent position under the Cherry Blossom trees...'

    Looking like a clone army.

    Posted in: First day on the job

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Uber Douche.

    Posted in: Trump revises abortion stance after backlash

  • 0

    Tamarama

    What, the idea that a teenage girl might run away with an older guy? Google "Teenage girl runs away with older man", and see how many different cases pop up.

    I'm talking about this case. Based on what we know, not some unrelated case with no relevance whatsoever.

    The thing that disturbs me most is that people like yourself are just jumping straight in with the assumption that she is lying. There is no evidence to support this at all right now and I think it's completely irresponsible to assume so.

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