The_Pope's past comments

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    The_Pope

    The headline "S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses" in this case, "heal" is a euphemism for "give us more money."

    Posted in: S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses

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    First they (and all Japanese electronics makers) need to get rid of their bloated boards of directors, window gazers and 500,000 yen a month paper pushers and then maybe their stock would be worth a look at...

    Posted in: Sharp considering Y100 bil public offering

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    The_Pope

    What is this an "I need the money" tour?

    Posted in: Ringo Starr to tour Japan Feb 25-March 1

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    The_Pope

    He should have come to the majors five years sooner...

    Posted in: Retiring Matsui showered with praise

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    The_Pope

    Lets see, there are armed guards in banks and government buildings, so are you saying money and politicians are more important than our children???

    Posted in: U.S. teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings

  • 0

    The_Pope

    The brutha thumped his women and now he's in the slamma...

    Posted in: Rakuten-bound fielder Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge in Atlanta

  • -4

    The_Pope

    I stopped drinking Starbucks when I found out the CEO was a Obama buddy...

    Posted in: Starbucks Japan reduces amount of brew in some offerings

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    The_Pope

    When a drunk driver kills someone, we blame the driver not the car. But when a person kills someone with a gun, we focus on the gun -- I cannot understand the logic. Apparently in Connecticut the shooter walked out of a gun store when he was told there would be a three day wait for a background check -- in some ways the system worked. Where he obtained the weapons is probably the focus of the police investigation...

    Posted in: Oklahoma student arrested in alleged school massacre plot

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    Good choice. Japanese baseball is basically salarymen in uniforms -- their entire goal is to play 20 or 25 years and not get injured...

    Posted in: Schoolboy with MLB designs upsets Japan baseball establishment

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    Yeah, the Japanese prefer to watch a washed-group like SMAP where one member refuses to cut his hair for movie parts, another member who was arrested naked and drunk in a park and its taboo to mention his sexual orientation and the rest for the group of talentless hacks who are just warm bodies mouthing the words...

    Posted in: Japan's indifference to 'Gangnam Style' riles S Korea

  • -1

    The_Pope

    Other than a having a strong military, most Americans have no interest in foreign policy. Americans care about having to pay $5 a gallon for gas and food is a lot higher than is was 4 years ago. Obama cannot blame Bush for the high price of gas and food -- it happened on his watch. Lets see, Romney has a JD and MBA from Harvard, ran a successful company, Governor of a state -- leaving office with a surplus by the way and pulled off a very successful winter Olympics. AND when his wife is FIrst Lady she won't dress like she's a walking infomercial for Gold's Gym...

    Posted in: Obama savages Romney foreign policy in last debate

  • 0

    The_Pope

    Hofstra University: 57 feet above sea level

    Posted in: Obama crams for debate, Romney fires China shot

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    The_Pope

    Japanese are just extremely jealous of success by any Korean. Lets see, if the song and video is so bad why have there been over 450 million views?

    Posted in: Why Japan doesn’t give a Gangnam about PSY

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    There are fewer people working now than in 2009 -- that is a fact...

    Posted in: Obama touts jobs report as he seeks to lift campaign

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    The_Pope

    There are less people working now than when Obama took office -- you can't change that...

    Posted in: Obama touts jobs report as he seeks to lift campaign

  • 1

    The_Pope

    Okay all you jealous lib posters, tell me exactly and specifically why Romney needs to release his tax returns. Sure he paid about 14% a year in taxes over the last 20 years and don't you think if he cheated on his taxes (like a number of people in the Obama Administration) the IRS and the lamestream media would be all over him. So lets stop talking about this and talk about what a great job Obama is doing with our economy and how how he has garnered the respect for the US throughout the Muslim world -- I think I'm going to puke....

    Posted in: Romney releases 2011 tax returns but questions remain

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    The_Pope

    @Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    Just thought you would like to knowTatanka is a Lakota word that literally means “bull buffalo,” but Tatanka meant more than that. Ceremonies and daily life revolved around sacred reverence for Tatanka,,,

    Posted in: 'Cranks and crazies' have taken over U.S. Republicans, says Australian treasurer

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    The_Pope

    Let them kill each other. All the countries yelling "help us" during the Arab Spring are now yelling "allah hu Akubar” now.

    Posted in: Syria fighting rages as refugee numbers soar

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    The_Pope

    Another word of caution. Do not call the IRS for tax advice; they are not responsible for the advice they give you; I found out the hard way. There are a number of good US-CPA's in Tokyo that can handle all tax issues -- its pricey, but much cheaper than getting hit with tax fines down the road. The system of US income taxes is overly complex, but it does no good to complain about it -- concentrate on making money, not on trying to avoid your tax obligation.

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    The_Pope

    @Alita: shouldn't be a problem as long as you make under Foreign Income Exclusion amount. That said, if you make over that amount (combined Japanese plus any US income like interest and/or dividends) you would be wise to file a US return. The IRS is known to give you enough rope to hang yourself.

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