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TettoeAungDec. 27, 2013 - 09:07AM JST
Well, war is war and whether you called your war 'just wars' for 'just causes' and so on they all are subjective. Had Japan won the war then those names enshrined in the shrine may not have become 'war criminals' but what they have done be still war crimes - win or lose. In spite of all those apologies, unlike Germany, Japan seems to linger on to its past and that will be bad for not just the neighbours but for the whole of humanity. But why do we still allow any 'mass murderers' to be worshiped as heroes? If Mao is allowed to be worshiped like he is now shouldn't Pol Pot be too? Which is worse, murdering your own people or people from other countries. Murder is murder, isn't it? Whether you use a nuclear bomb, AK47 or a machete?
Posted in: Japanese watch Abe's Yasukuni shrine visit with mixed feelings
TettoeAungJul. 03, 2013 - 08:36AM JST
Its not just the 'Big Brother's on TV shows now. Welcome to the new digital age and the age of nano technology. In Buddhist thought there is no such place as where one can keep his or her secrets. The important thing is how do we upheld trust.
Posted in: Japan seeks answers from U.S. over embassy bugging claim
TettoeAungJun. 06, 2013 - 08:56PM JST
I guess it's the only way plausible to remove the controversial articles in the constitution. If she cannot be president then where is the reason for foreign investment to come. If a constitution that was not only drafted in such a way that defies any constitutional law but also was adopted under duress where is the rational to abide by the terms created by the illegality of the so called legal document. It does not even deserve to be used in the toilet. Go my Lady go, the force is with you (military or otherwise).
Posted in: Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president
TettoeAungMay. 26, 2013 - 12:21PM JST
Symbolism? The people on Easter did not recover, aren't they? I rather have the replica of the 'capsule' used to save the miners trapped in the mines.
Posted in: Easter Island statue erected in tsunami-hit town
TettoeAungMay. 08, 2013 - 07:04PM JST
Well China now with its newfound wealth and power seems acting like a better whose stomach is full and now have time to think about sex, having a hardon Since its newfound wealth is not obtained either by innovation nor their naturally being smart it will fade away once the people in the West realised that having the opportunity of buying things cheap and Chinese made has it costs then China will find its true wealth and power.
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
TettoeAungDec. 23, 2012 - 09:50AM JST
Those who have the power to make laws are not looking 'out of the box' type of solutions for gun control. They don't have to ban any type of guns or to whom they should be sold (since the NRA chairman said it's the people and not the guns). All they have to do is make the gun companies pay for the damage. Sure they can make lethal weapons and sell it to whoever they want to but whoever abused 'their guns' (not using for self protection - as they were meant to be under their constitutional rights) then they should be slapped with a BIG compensation bills for the lives their product has caused. Money will talk and there won't be money for the NRA to buy politicians.
Posted in: Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons
TettoeAungNov. 13, 2012 - 07:15AM JST
Sure, the leaders in China have lifted millions of people out of poverty but also there are people (poor people) who have been robbed of their land. Isn't it the result of China's 'Compatilism' (neither Communist nor Capitalist). I'm sure that you're aware of the Chinese proverb 'ji quan sheng tian' (chicken and dogs also rises to heaven)?
That's part of the millions who have been lift out of poverty - when your son became a premier then you can be 2.7 million richer. The loans you are talking about has nothing to do with the people being irresponsible. It's China which helped the military regime to stay alive that the loan has incurred. It's because dealing with China that all the revenue that Myanmar has obtained from the sale of gas and other resources disappeared. Their philosophy is related to the real world where there's no 'right or wrong' if you can make a profit you may even sell your soul (I won't say their mother as some mothers could be millionaires) thus - to be rich is glorious. Tell that to Bo Xilai.
Posted in: As China enters new era, how much of Mao will stay?
TettoeAungNov. 11, 2012 - 11:58AM JST
One has to be naive d to think that something of Mao is still left in China's 'Communism with Chinese Characteristics'. When Deng Xiao-ping introduced 'To Be Rich is Glorious' (and not mentioning how to become rich) is the end of Mao's Thought. Chinese leaders without the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have no legitimacy. It's more like committing a criminal act like 'rape' with the use of a 'condom' - it doesn't legalize an act which is crime in the first place. How would you ever call an economic policy of letting the invisible hand of the Market dictating and not the Communist philosophy of 'to each to his own ability and to each to his needs' . If you consider the hidden wealth of those leaders it's more like 'to each to his relative's fortune and to each in accordance to his own greed'.
As to the Republican policies in the US, the super rich will be protected from paying more tax while at the same time people like Donald Trump will be willing to throw away millions of dollars for something which is ridiculous. While they called themselves pro-life they don't want anyone to restrict them from owning guns and not allowing same sex marriage. How can same sex marriage leads to the need for abortion.? It's not just abortion that kills but guns also kill. I'm glad that some people still have their senses in not electing Mitt Romney.
TettoeAungOct. 27, 2012 - 08:44AM JST
Without the cooperation of the banks overseas the 'stolen millions' cannot be hidden whether it's the leaders in China or Myanmar. The sad thing is that 'ordinary people' in China have been led to believe that Grandpa Wen is an honest and compassionate man, which he is not. They too have learnt the 'Art of Spin' and with the instantaneous communications of today they don't have to use Sun-tzu's 'Art of War'. The military regime in Myanmar has learnt a lot from the Chinese but Indonesia has wrestle out of that culture quite recently. It matters greatly not just for China but all of us who the next lot of leaders are going to be - less or more corrupt.
Posted in: China's leadership change: Why it matters
TettoeAungOct. 26, 2012 - 03:08PM JST
Sure it matters, because it depends on how greedy they are; how much suffering ordinary people have to endure and how far they can stretch Deng Xiaoping's maxim 'To Get Rich is Glorious' . As you may see how Premier Wen Jiabao and his lot have got from an 'extremely poor' background. No wonder only in China they have a saying, ji quon sheng tien; chickens and dogs also ascend to heaven - referring to anyone who promotes his relatives or friends to high positions simply because he has the clout and power. Just imagine, he was the one who was talking about income disparity among the haves and have-nots. What a hypocrite! Well on the other hand would one prefers personality like Bo Xilai? Not only the people in China but also people in China's neighbouring countries and people around the world would be unfortunate to have the choice between the bad and the evil.
TettoeAungOct. 23, 2012 - 08:12PM JST
For someone who's been known for sowing his wild oats it's possible that he hadn't got an extra cot therefore spreading his oats somewhere.
Posted in: Australian opposition leader Abbott says sorry to childless PM in new row
TettoeAungSep. 20, 2012 - 09:17PM JST
One thing that makes me wonder about the Honorable Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi's remarks was 'how he tends to get 'consent' from the animal and which language he would be using'. I hope not Italian.
Posted in: Australian parliament rejects same-sex marriage
TettoeAungSep. 20, 2012 - 08:58AM JST
Well, you may bet your life on it that Mitt would not be helping you out of his pocket. The only certainty of winning that bet is to put money on him losing the presidential race.
Posted in: Romney says he is poor Americans' best bet
TettoeAungNov. 30, 2011 - 06:45PM JST
What evidence? Even when another Japanese Cameraman was shot at point blank in Burma during 2007 which was televised all over the world brought not much fuss by the Japanese Government is anyone should be surprised that they happened in Thailand? Shame on you.
Posted in: Clear evidence Thai troops killed Japanese cameraman, official says
TettoeAungAug. 15, 2010 - 02:53PM JST
I think Ayaan Hirsi Ali was not wrong when she wrote in her latest book "The Nomad" that we in the West are too accommodating or even bending over backwards when it come to relations with Muslims immigrants. Do we ever tried to build a church in Saudi Arabia or a woman from the West free to drive around on her own or clad 'immodestly' in accordance to them, I guess not. Didn't they say Islam is a 'peaceful and tolerant religion'? If President Obama's intention is to assure that the mosque built near ground zero will deter another plane crashing in, then so be it.
Posted in: Obama says Muslims have right to build mosque near ground zero
TettoeAungMay. 01, 2009 - 12:14PM JST
Isn't it more like 'culturally or religiously sanctioned' pedophilia? This is the age of globalisation and here we are saying that because it's their culture we cannot say what's wrong is 'WRONG'. If religion teaches that as right and if so-called 'God' of whatever name he is known, if that is what he taught then he should just have created 'man' and let him do what he likes with his pecker.
Posted in: 8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband
TettoeAungMar. 24, 2009 - 12:56PM JST
The world seems to have catch this nastry disease called 'Sino-phobia'. If China makes a protest that so-and-so shouldn't be allowed in most government complied without much fuss, some defied and apologised later. What is worse, South Africa seems to have forgotten that it will not be what it is today if people around the world has stood up in defiance of gross injustice such as Apartheid. Have we lost our humanity because of our greed?
Posted in: South Africa bars Dalai Lama from peace conference
TettoeAungMar. 18, 2009 - 02:16PM JST
How will the Pope know about using condom? Has he tried it? If not, why should he be the one to be giving that advice. Religion itself is good but when it comes to the extreme it's not good anymore. How about fair thinking, condom wasn't available at the time and God didn't make them when He created man (and later woman). The simple answer is when 'sex' is meant for and used for pleasure alone then to avoid the other issue that the so-called religious people are so concerned about - abortion - has to be allowed to an extent. Therefore shouldn't same sex marriage be their anwer for less 'abortion'. Didn't they say that "you can't have the cake and eat it too?"
Posted in: Pope, in Africa, says condoms won't solve AIDS problem
TettoeAungJan. 25, 2009 - 02:07PM JST
The BBC, trying to justify its refusal to air Gaza appeal on impartiality sounds more like the military regime in Burma blocking international aid into the country after Cyclone Nargis. To me, the decision makers of that corporation must have lost either their common sense or their humanity.
Posted in: BBC slammed for refusing to air Gaza appeal
TettoeAungJan. 05, 2009 - 04:34PM JST
Americans should be thankful that Mr and Mrs Bushes have just 'twiddle dee and twiddle dum' for sons. Hasn't Double You's eight years cause enough destruction to a super power such as America? No wonder they say that every mother's goose is a swan.
Posted in: Former President Bush touts son Jeb for top job
Oct. 30, 2014 - 09:07PM JST
Tell him and the people of Israel that if Netanyahu will not listen to the US…
Posted in: Israeli leader lashes back at harsh U.S. criticism
Oct. 30, 2014 - 09:01PM JST
A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity.
Quote from UK
Posted in: China says it will be good host to Japan during APEC
Oct. 30, 2014 - 08:59PM JST
It's so sad she inherited an illegal and corrupt system from her Grandfather and Father unbeknownst…
Posted in: Prosecutors begin probe into Obuchi political fund scandal
Oct. 30, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Agreed that people seem to be under more psychological pressure here, which most should have been…
Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for pushing man off train platform
Oct. 30, 2014 - 08:53PM JST
How old is the thug?
Posted in: Chile man gets 10 years for killing Japanese astronomer