Tamarama's past comments

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Australia continues to give opportunities to youngsters - which is what what missing under Verbeek and Holger Osciek, so the team is developing in that transition phase right now. Full credit to Ange Postecogleu for that. Kruse trying to get back from injury, Francic the same, so definitely not full strength last night, but Japan much more clinical when it mattered and they look confident as well. Gotta be favourites for the Asian Cup.

    They just have to try and stop Timmy scoring in front of his home crowd. Good luck with that.

    Posted in: Japan beats Australia 2-1 in Osaka

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Australia continues to give opportunities to youngsters - which is what what missing under Verbeek and Holger Osciek, so the team is developing in that transition phase right now. Full credit to Ange Postecogleu for that. Kruse trying to get back from injury, Francic the same, so definitely not full strength last night, but Japan much more clinical when it mattered and they look confident as well. Gotta be favourites for the Asian Cup.

    They just have to try and stop Timmy scoring in front of his home crowd. Good luck with that.

    Posted in: Japan ready for Australian aerial assault

  • 1

    Tamarama

    The UN. A toothless tiger if ever there was one. Why has it taken them so long, and why now?

    The Kim family are absolute criminals and their despotic regimes are responsible for medieval style torture, repression and abuse of the populace. But they've been doing it for decades whilst the world has watched, so what's changed?

    The North Korean people are a beacon for the inequity of man. They've suffered for years and the world has just watched it happen. If North Korea was positioned somewhere in Europe, I wonder how things might be different. China, in endorsing this mad kingdom, have shown their true colours as a modern state as well.

    Posted in: U.N. to confront North Korea over crimes against humanity

  • 6

    Tamarama

    He is a great orator, a charismatic leader, Barack Obama.

    And he is right.

    Posted in: Obama warns Asia over territorial disputes

  • 3

    Tamarama

    but if they are ultimately set on escaping depression and/or other problems, PLEASE don't take others with you!!! This poor baby! All it wanted to do was live, and the selfish mother snuffed out its life. I pray she goes to prison for a long, long time.

    You just aren't getting it, Smith. You aren't understanding that mental illness means that a persons capacity for reasonable, rational, logical thought processes dissolves as part of the condition. That's the 'illness' part of the definition. In a normal, balanced state, that woman would likely be horrified by the thought of doing what she did. But she is sick.

    Sick, not selfish.

    This is the root of the misinterpretation of extreme actions performed by those who suffer a mental illness.

    Posted in: Woman kills 1-year-old son; tries to kill herself

  • -3

    Tamarama

    Disillusioned

    Hear hear.

    But looking at the timbre of some of the posts above yours, Japan isn't the only country that has some work to do in adequately educating it's populaces about the reality of mental illnesses

    Posted in: Woman kills 1-year-old son; tries to kill herself

  • 9

    Tamarama

    The whole region needs to be best friends. Conflict gets you no-where, is unenlightened and benefits no-one.

    We should all be focusing on our commonality.

    Posted in: Abe wants more defense ties with U.S., Australia

  • 1

    Tamarama

    The fact that there is video of him doing it, and that he wasn't arrested would show that this claim is incorrect.

    That looked to me like he was in club, does it once as a kind of surprise, the second time the girl resists - not really consistent with the story he sells to 'the boys'. But if you think my claim is incorrect, by all means walk down any street in Tokyo and grab girl's heads and pull to your crotch, yell 'pikachu' and see what happens.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Kobuta Chan

    I agree. He is advocating sexual assault. He would get arrested and charged for what he is pretending he did in Japan.

    Tool.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

  • 0

    Tamarama

    WilliB

    I see rejecting his visa as a bigger problem than the moron himself. What happened to freedom of speech?

    I don't see that at all. Yes, he has the right to free speech. But he has the responsibility to use that right in a considered and appropriate way. What he does instead is sprout highly, highly offensive, misogynistic and demeaning drivel towards 50% of the population, not to mention the men who are equally as outraged. Therefore, because he doesn't have the sense of social propriety or respect for the general moral standards deemed acceptable, the group absolutely has the right to interject. And in my opinion, the group's social and moral standards are far more important than the need to give idiots like this guy a soapbox.

    but does freedom of speech not inlcude stupid and offensive speech?

    No, I don't think it does. Because our laws and standards of good taste and decency provide a framework within which to work. You have the right to think and say whatever you want in your own domain, but in public you are bound by that framework, as you should be, for nobody is bigger than the group.

    Who should judge?

    The group should judge, absolutely. This 'seminar' he gives here is filled with sexist, demeaning stereotyping of Asian women, complete cultural ignorance and insensitivity and pure fabricated fantasy in spades I'd suggest. I applaud Australia, as a progressive, multicultural country for kicking him out, the grubby little weasel. The group has spoken.

    Is this really the kind of thing we should be advocating/tolerating? Of course it isn't. What happens when some (or lots) of those tools in the audience who have probably never travelled or know nothing about Japan start to rock up in Tokyo grabbing women on the street and doing what he is describing? Is that what you want to see a bunch of young, gullible fools doing in Japan? Is that tolerable just for the sake of allowing one fool a right to unfettered free speech?

    No, it's not.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

  • 7

    Tamarama

    Impound the ships and charge the captains and crew.

    I'm pretty certain that would be the response if roles were reversed.

    Posted in: Nearly 200 Chinese fishing vessels return to Ogasawaras

  • 4

    Tamarama

    What a misogynist tool. And what a room full of misogynist tools sitting there laughing at the idiot.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

  • 2

    Tamarama

    I believe declaring war to a another state qualifies it to be.

    Oh, OK. I see. You are obviously trying to suggest that because the wording of the War Declaration by Japan after the bombing of Pearl harbour and attacks on Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaya refers to the British Empire and not Australia explicitly that Australia are somehow the aggressors here. That seems like a non-sensical argument just for the sake of arguing to me.

    Find someone else to play that silly game with, Nigelboy.

    Posted in: Author Murakami chides Japan over WWII, Fukushima responsibility

  • 7

    Tamarama

    And if I'm not mistaken, Australia declared war on Japan. So why on earth should you be in a position to 'forgive' and not more so vice versa?

    Hang on a sec - are you seriously trying to suggest that Australia was the provocateur in it's involvement in WW2 against Japan? Can you clarify that first, and then we will discuss the rest.

    Posted in: Author Murakami chides Japan over WWII, Fukushima responsibility

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Nobody wants to dwell in the past - and I don't think the world wants Japan to do this either. Ossan in right in that The International Tribunal for the Far East did (mostly) exact criminal retribution for atrocities and negligence. However, the level of ignorance in Japan about exactly why those tribunals took place is confronting.

    I want people in Japan to know and understand that my Grandfather fought their grandfather in the defence of my country as Japan attacked it. Why? Because that is part of OUR shared story. Both parties. It's the reality of what happened. I want those people to know that, and to understand that my country has long forgiven Japan for that. That I hold absolutely no ill will towards to Japan for it, and that the present generation of people bare no responsibility for it

    But people don't know our shared story, and that is a concern. That doesn't happen by accident - it's a concerted effort to avoid the harsh reality of history and choose not to teach it to the people. To me, that is slightly sinister.

    That's why Mr Murakami is spot on, for mine.

    Posted in: Author Murakami chides Japan over WWII, Fukushima responsibility

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Very cool. Yokohama looking good there.

    Posted in: Faces

  • 45

    Tamarama

    It's very important for people like this to have a strong voice and be heard in Japan. I applaud you, sir.

    Posted in: Author Murakami chides Japan over WWII, Fukushima responsibility

  • 1

    Tamarama

    A pretty quick exam, that one I would have thought.

    Posted in: Suspect in Kobe girl's murder to undergo psychiatric exam

  • 18

    Tamarama

    Obviously, right?” asserted one 28-year-old motorcycle courier. “If she cheats on me, we’re braking up, no exceptions

    Is that a motorcycle pun, or just poor spelling and editing?

    Yes, I concur with the list. Any of the five is indicative of the type of person you do not want to spend your time with. Demand more for yourselves boys. You know what to do.

    Posted in: Men list top four reasons why they dumped their past girlfriends

  • 9

    Tamarama

    Instead of covering vast tracts of Japan's countryside with these, perhaps they should be promoting the installation of domestic systems that cover the roofs of houses and cover the needs of the household. Any surplus power could be sold back onto the grid. In trying to turn Japan Green, they might just turn it all metallic grey doing this. Not to mention the ecological disaster of doing so. Not so 'Green', me thinks.

    Posted in: After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut

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