Tamarama's past comments

  • 4

    Tamarama

    My thoughts go out to this man, his family, and indeed all of the people around the world who are suffering at the hands of extremism. It takes many forms.

    Posted in: Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Good for him, good move.

    Posted in: Dortmund brings Kagawa back from Man United

  • 15

    Tamarama

    Ha! That's fantastic! Good on him.

    Posted in: Chiba Batman

  • 1

    Tamarama

    and Burnley only managing a draw v Man U

    Sean Dyche will be nervous - they might be calling for his head there at Turf Moor after a showing like that.

    Posted in: Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Ha ha.

    No, I won't be doing that. As I pointed out to you before, I supported City when they were in the 3rd Division.

    But another strong point for United against Burnley there. Might be very valuable at the end of the season.

    Posted in: Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash

  • 0

    Tamarama

    'Don't judge someone until you have walked a mile in his shoes' seems apt here.

    Posted in: A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

  • 10

    Tamarama

    Splendid.

    Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'

  • -1

    Tamarama

    No, I am opposed to such a ban.

    Because the clothes aren't really the issue - the lack of understanding and acceptance between religions is. I support people's right to be religious, providing it doesn't interfere with their sense of universal brother and sisterhood. In a secular society, there should be no such ban providing the people adhere to the recognition of the importance of the ideals of the group as a whole and the common bond amongst all members, which is our humanity first and foremost.

    Posted in: In some countries, there is a ban on adults and children wearing religious clothing and symbols such as burqas, veils, head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crucifixes in public places like schools, recreational facilities and so on. What’s your stance?

  • 6

    Tamarama

    Jesus, seriously?!

    Just get it done properly, people. Please.

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

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    Tamarama

    USNinJapan2

    You know what's sad though? A relegated United would still fill Old Trafford on any match day while City will continue to be unable to fill their 45,000 seats on a Champions League night.

    Really? It just so happens that Manchester City is a club quite well known for the loyalty of it's supporters - through far more thin than thick. Right down to the 3rd tier of the English Game.

    http://www.thenational.ae/sport/football/support-that-never-wavered-for-man-city

    That's the Manchester City I know and remember so well. Proven support. Yours in merely a hypothetical, though the way they are going, we might know soon enough.

    Posted in: Another setback for Kagawa at Man United

  • -1

    Tamarama

    4-0 to MK Dons.....LOL!!!!! I love that!

    Posted in: Man United signs di Maria in record deal

  • 3

    Tamarama

    So if I believe my genitals have artistic value is it OK for me to walk around naked?

    No, but if you want to set up in a Gallery, which is an enclosed space, forewarn the public you will be displaying your junk with a valid artistic premise, and then let them come to you, it's OK. Has been done before, many times. Stelarc, who was the Art teacher at Yokohama International School for nearly 20 years did it all the time. Check him out, it's worth a look.

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Well, he might want to move to a team that isn't going to get relegated, so everyone wins.

    4-0 to the mighty Milton Keynes Dons. From the 3rd tier of English footy.

    That's just beautiful.

    Posted in: Another setback for Kagawa at Man United

  • 2

    Tamarama

    The naked body has been used as a source of Art for a long, long time in many different cultures world wide. Indeed, some of the cornerstone pieces of art for Western Culture are sculptures like Polykleitos' 'Doryphoros', which depicts an entirely nude male figure carrying a spear.

    I actually think in this case that the drape becomes part of the artwork as a commentary on our perception of nudity and 'good taste'. It forces the viewer to consider our own position on the necessity of the drape.

    Are we, as a contemporary society, really that sensitive?

    If you are, whatever you do, don't go to a Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition.

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

  • 1

    Tamarama

    That's a very solid point for United I think. It will be very important in the relegation battle at the end of the season..... (---___oO)

    Posted in: Sluggish United held by Sunderland; Spurs thrash QPR

  • 7

    Tamarama

    25% of the population have been to see this in under 3 weeks?! Wow.

    I dunno. My wife is Japanese, my neighbours are Korean. The neighbours are lovely people and they all get along just fine. My wife does consider Koreans slightly inferior, in the same way I might think New Zealanders slightly inferior - as a kind of good natured banter that has no seriousness to it (except in the Kiwis case, which is obviously true).

    I do think there is an inferiority complex at play in SK though. I went to Seoul in 2000 for a couple of days and really liked it, but I noticed Koreans referring to Japan a lot. I hadn't been to Japan at that point, so it struck me as odd that there was this constant dialog of comparison to Japan - from tour guides at the Royal palace, to shop assistants in music stores. They seemed very keen on constantly clearly establishing their differences to the Japanese as a sort of universal subconscious mindset.

    This is not intended as a bashing, it's merely an observation based on my experiences only.

    Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records

  • -2

    Tamarama

    LOL!!!!

    Posted in: Miserable start for Van Gaal at Man United

  • 11

    Tamarama

    There's some real gold in what these guys are saying here. I feel as though the veterans of the IJA like these men aren't heard enough - especially if they make wise and pertinent contributions like this.

    I believe he does not need to pay a visit to Yasukuni at the price of ties with China and South Korea, if he hopes for safety and peace of mind of the Japanese people,

    That's gold.

    Posted in: Aging Japanese veterans voice concerns about military policy shift

  • 8

    Tamarama

    Smithinjapan

    And once again, you miss the biggest point. Did Williams walk onto a platform and jump off for all those around to be splashed with and the driver traumatized for life, likely to escape debt or other responsibilities?

    Williams' suicide is far more public and affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide - it's suicide on an epic, global scale, and you offer 'RIP, a sad loss', but the bloke who steps off the local train platform in Tokyo is a selfish coward?!

    Nigelboy was right to call you out on your staggering double standards.

    Posted in: Actor-comedian Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

  • 1

    Tamarama

    smithinjapan

    It's amazing that people will still come on and sympathize with the people who did this as though they were the victims,

    Mirai Hayashi

    I hate to say this on the day that Robin Williams died, but anyone who takes their own life is simply a coward.

    And yet you said it anyway. Wow. The ultimate self-centred egocentric view of the world. No empathy, no sympathy, just a reflection on how it makes YOU feel. The inconvenience of it, the affrontery of it.

    I just want you both to know that I think your response is a shameful one. I hope you never suffer depression, or get so desperate in life that thoughts of ending it come to the fore. Because at that point will you realise the awful truth of what people go through in the low ebbs of their life. There are many, many complex reasons why people get to points of despair like this, and I doubt cowardice is one. In fact, I think soldiering on through utter despair and mental torment is the exact opposite of that.

    Shame on you.

    Posted in: 2 men jump to deaths from train platform in Tokyo

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