Tamarama's past comments

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Magnificent!!! Festival, fun, joy de vivre.

    Posted in: Samba Carnival

  • 7

    Tamarama

    Very suspicious. Seems unlikely that a child regardless of age would simply crawl out of a window from a 6th story window.

    No, not suspicious at all, just a tragic accident. A 1 year old just does not have a developed enough sense of danger or judgement to know better - how can they? I feel so sorry for the parents - they will never recover.

    Posted in: 1-year-old boy falls to death from 6th floor

  • 3

    Tamarama

    Other residents reported hearing loud noises and a woman crying out on Tuesday night.

    This is hard for me to fathom.

    I wonder what these people feel now. Is it a mild surprise? A sense of knowing resignation? Disconnected indifference?

    Having listened to it and chosen to do nothing, I know how I would bee feeling right now - and it would not be good.

    Posted in: Body of naked woman found in Tokyo apartment

  • 3

    Tamarama

    Bass4funk

    Libs, stop already! Here we go again. I saw the video, absolutely insane, the guy was a ticking time bomb.

    Yep, here we go again. Another nutter with a gun at his disposal, and wow!!! A whole lotta death. A ticking time bomb with a gun at his disposal...and BLAM, a whole lotta death.

    Wake up Bass, you are in denial. Your fellow countrymen are in denial. There are nutters world wide - they just don't get guns to play with.

    The lunatics are running the asylum I'm afraid. I'm with Mr Obama all the way on this one.

    Posted in: Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV in Virginia

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    Tamarama

    But, but, but....it's not the guns that are the problem, it's the people!!!!

    Wake up America.

    Posted in: Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV in Virginia

  • 1

    Tamarama

    If you want to live in a functioning society, pay the tax and shut up. I do.

    Got no problem paying tax - I pay a lot of it. GST, Income Tax, Capital Gains. But once your obligation is met and you are square with the house, that should be the end of it.

    Posted in: Death and taxes: New inheritance rules on foreign assets

  • 3

    Tamarama

    I'm with you WTF, I'm is a similar position. And I absolutely object to a government trying to double dip on money I work very hard to earn.

    The thing that astonished me about this avaricious tax is that the Japanese people actually sit around meekly and let the Government dictate such terms. Where is the voice of objection? Where is the electorate outrage to force politicians to repeal such covetous filth?

    Incredible.

    Posted in: Death and taxes: New inheritance rules on foreign assets

  • 3

    Tamarama

    This inheritance tax is perverse and MEAN spirited in the extreme imo. For one, that money was taxed at the point of earning so the State already got their share of it once.

    Then, as if the death of a parent or spouse or loved one isn't traumatic enough and a significant life loss to you, the government shows up at that exact moment with their hands out again for more of the pie. That's pure state evil.

    But to try to project that perversity into foreign owned assets....well, good luck. They aren't getting any of mine.

    Posted in: Death and taxes: New inheritance rules on foreign assets

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Japanese GOLD!!!!

    Posted in: NTV pulls online videos depicting sexy rugby players after complaints

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    Tamarama

    Thumbs up from me.

    Posted in: Folding fan emblem proposed for 2020 Olympics soars in popularity

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Ah yes! We are curious creatures, we humans. I find this equal parts massively impressive and absolutely bemusing. Here they are in action:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbMLeeV1ww

    Posted in: Dress rehearsal

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Very bitter sweet story, this. Some wonderful stories of the power of empathy and humanity in the midst and aftermath of what must have been hell. Some rather shocking sections as well:

    while roving groups of sword-wielding male migrants stabbed women and children to death to end their suffering.

    This is the same mentality that drove the military to murder civilians in cold blood in places like Saipan and Okinawa - to me one of the most horrifying and incomprehensible acts possible. The insanity of this beggars belief and is absolutely and completely beyond my comprehension. Sociopathic.

    Posted in: 'Children of the aggressors' - Japanese war babies adopted by China

  • 16

    Tamarama

    Shouldn't he be leaning more to the right than the left?

    Posted in: Old and new

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Stupid bogan.

    Posted in: ATP fines Kyrgios $10,000 for insulting remark toward Wawrinka

  • 0

    Tamarama

    As he should be.

    Better do it right, Shinzo.

    Posted in: Abe under pressure from all sides on WWII statement

  • 13

    Tamarama

    It's funny, but my wife and I had a conversation about this exact subject last night. It was triggered by the fact that we had watched an Australian TV show called Insight which brought together the grandsons of Hideki Tojo, Stalin and Truman to discuss history and what it was like to be the Grandsons of such men.

    Tojo's Grandson was a very historically aware, articulate and circumspect man on the show - he had a balanced understanding of what his Grandfather had been involved in and why he had been tried and executed as well as the truth of broader Japanese aggression. He was, however, quite a positive and forward thinking guy that was interested in reconciliation. He gave a very good account of himself in what must have been a pretty uncomfortable situation.

    But, a lot of the focus of the host's questioning did come back to him, and Japanese aggression, atrocities etc, and my wife got quite frustrated by that initially because she felt he was continually targeted (Truman's grandson suffered no such interrogation, despite his grandfather's hand in war crimes), however through our discussion she acknowledged that Japan and the Japanese simply don't learn or accept the truth about Japan's history in the war and that this ignorance is widely responsible for the fact that Japanese people are despised by this. She noted that German's don't suffer the same level of animosity and we discussed why that is.

    It was an interesting and sobering discussion for me because my wife is very proudly Japanese, and rightfully so, but it was the first time I have ever heard her concede that the modern Japanese position on WW2 is quite deficient, which allows for revisionism, and right wing stupidity and a continual loathing by Japan's neighbours.

    Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan

  • -1

    Tamarama

    If you are interested in making a few dollars for yourself and supporting the production of energy with virtually no greenhouse emissions, my tip is to buy shares in Uranium companies, as this is the little green light the markets have all been waiting for. You may make quite a lot of money. You would have made 10% alone today. Do your own research please.

    Posted in: Nuclear reactor switched on in Kyushu despite protests

  • 1

    Tamarama

    The A-Bombs were as bad as the firebombing of cities filled with civilians - neither should ever be repeated and both really WERE war crimes, even though the US will never officially admit that.

    I think the problem with not condemning them as such is that you are tacitly endorsing their use in the future. Will there ever be a situation where, say, the firebombing of Los Angeles and San Fransisco might be 'necessary'? And OK?

    There is precedent.

    Posted in: U.S. diplomat: Hiroshima A-bombing should never be repeated

  • 0

    Tamarama

    My comment still stands.

    Ha ha! Despite a veritable tsunami of expert opinions to the contrary from men who were actually involved and there at the time. Some of the greatest names of the 20th century.

    Love it.

    Posted in: By The Numbers: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima

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    Tamarama

    If the Chinese Communist Party is so keen on internal navel gazing, I wonder if they are so frank and honest when discussing their own crimes against humanity in the form of, say, Tiananman Square, 1989, or the Cultural Revolution 1966 - 1976, or the Great Leap Forward 1958-1961? Some researches have the Chinese Communist Party responsible for the deaths of as many as 65 Million people.

    65 Million.

    So, I'm thinking that they might want to clear their own skeletons out of the closet before accusing others of being 'scheming and calculating'.

    Posted in: Japan's Hiroshima ceremonies 'scheming': Chinese media

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