Thomas Michael Lewis's past comments

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    hes a Chemistry teacher Im sure he understood the nature of the chemical in question, he tasted it himself to make sure it was safe. God forbid we have teachers who understand their subject well enough to make it entertaining. Again the hysteria of the masses is more important that the scientific facts. Whats the point in experts when we ignore what they know.

    Posted in: Students forced to drink diluted acid as punishment at Aichi school

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    P.S. Blaming crazy people doesnt really work. Mental health care in Japan is DECADES behind the West, but the homicide rate is incredibly low. Proof that the mentally handicapped without guns will not take up knives instead.

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

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Schools need armed security so innocent children dont get shot. America being a developed country is the worlds largest lie. De-arming will take time, but as statistics constantly constantly prove, it works. The US murder rate is about five times the European average. 4/5 homicides in the US are gun related. Coincidence I think not.

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

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    As if Japan would ever reciprocate,, Youre flogging a dead horse Europe.

    Posted in: EU agrees to free trade talks with Japan; autos likely to be thorny issue

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Japanese ignorance of whaling history is incredible. The West has a very long ancient history of Whaling, and it was very important from blubber, to skin to bones. They tell us we dont know what its like to give it up, um yes actually we do.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    for the first time yesterday I saw whale meat in my local supermarket -Lincos- I lost masses of respect for them instantly. Needless to say its still on the shelf now.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    @basroil actually it was meant to be a compendium of facts and trivia. It was not made with people doing the dumbest things in mind.

    Posted in: Pocky Day challenge defeats iPhone5 for Guinness World Record

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    lol its fun reading this, Im a bit confused about the four seasons comment though, most of Europe has four distinct seasons...? was he from California or something? anyways ! As we are all having a turn -I feel distinctly British when Im dying for a hot cup of milk tea and a biscuit regardless of everything else

    Posted in: Survey asks: What makes Japanese citizens feel distinctly Japanese?

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    I would like to add that the PE thing said above is nonsense, students are always sleeping in class regardless of time of day or whether they take PE classes. We have to once a week -Wed, other classes are on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and yet I see people sleeping in EvErY class.

    Posted in: Japanese universities in crisis - what they can learn from Europe

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    After coming to Sophia here in Japan, it has been made clear to me by the Japanese themselves, it doesnt matter what the bloody ell I do at Sophia, because I WeNt to Sophia and thats enough, apparently. Pfft. I was annoyed to see that the courses I wanted to study most that were in the English speaking department -Philosophy- was made into its own department with the goal of retaining English as the language of use -Great!? No, they all started using Japanese and so locked the philosophy courses away from non-Japanese speakers.

    Posted in: Japanese universities in crisis - what they can learn from Europe

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Im curious, apart from the two events mentioned when else will the 80,000 seat venue be used...? Honest curiousity here, the London venue infamously is designed to come apart reducing its size.

    Posted in: Tokyo chooses bike helmet-design for new national stadium

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Can we expect the US to finally pay out properly to the victims of Bhopal in India now? and For the numerous oil spills US companies have caused around the world, including in British waters? I doubt it, one rule for the US, one for everyone else.

    Posted in: BP to pay record criminal penalties for U.S. oil spill

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    These pro cannabis users always forget the fact that the uses from the cannabis plant are almost, if never, in the same form as the stuff smoked or eaten. Lithium is extraordinary for depression but I would put a lump of it in my mouth, carbon is great for marking paper but I wont try to write with diamonds.

    Posted in: Woman dies after inhaling herb in Tokyo hotel

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    All nations have different ways of accepting nudity. Go to England for example and nudity in public is completely within the law -sexual misdemeanours in public is not-, tv has no qualms with showing nudity, you can say the same for much of Europe. I think the article should be rewritten "Why American people are so uncomfortable with nakidity" There are many Japanese people who cant stand the idea of getting naked in public, and those who cant seem to take their clothes off often enough. Too many variables even within one culture, like I said.

    Posted in: Why Japanese people are comfortable with nakedness

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Why cant the Asians just Europeanise themselves a bit, and live and let live -same to Argentina btw- People laugh at the old European notions of them being a further developed civilisation/people yet here is Asia echoing the actions of Europe in bygone centuries. Japan shows great restraint to Chinese behaviour I must say. Its this kind of stuff that makes me want a new world order.

    Posted in: China relentlessly harries Japan in island dispute

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    @TheMysterious Duck, agree with poster above, another who lives in the world of stereotypes, did you know Frances top Michellin rated chef argued that London should be known as City of International Cuisine. Thats London alone, my small town of less than 100,000 boasts over 10 different cuisines by my memorys count, similar sized towns in Japan could not say the same.

    Before WW2 and rationing British food for centuries was regarded in Europe as some of the best. That reputation is returning and Britain has some of the best Michellin rated restaurants in the world.

    I expect the Duck is just another one of those miserable self-loathing Brits. The worst type.

    Posted in: Marmite and natto: Kobe chef’s 40-year mission in UK to demystify Japanese cuisine

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    *What they can't understand is that unlike their gadgets that lose value in one or two years, Apple products are perceived as "family commodities", they are passed from father to son, to nephews, to brothers. As Apple devices are high-end quality, they are still wanted and valuable even after two or three years of use. *

    Well this is absolute bollocks, most Apple devices barely function past 3 or 4 years. Passed from father to son? Hardly, no more so than any other piece of technology, and I would argue less so than other technology.

    Posted in: Microsoft-Apple redux: the empire strikes back

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Safer than ANY other type of power, and I guess certain other poster is ignorant of the fact Britain doesnt suffer from Earthquakes and Tsunami.

    Im sure the fear of zombies is at an all time high, perhaps we should abandon all medical facilities.

    Posted in: Hitachi reportedly to buy UK nuclear reactor venture Horizon

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Im sorry but Windows 8 is a hell of alot quicker. Yes there are a few new ways to do something, so? Ive seen software upgrades that make changes on a similar scale its nothing special. Its much faster and at the end of the day its just like getting a software upgrade, a few functions move here and there, but they still exist and there are some new ones. Either Tony Roos is lying or has done a bad comparison. There is a much much faster easier way to find and load things -just type in the name, no search box, just type- and most functions are still there in the sidebar like a start menu. Just sounds like a load of grumpy old men refusing to make a change. Whats the point of changing your OS if you dont want the new one to be any different?

    Posted in: Early look at Windows 8 baffles consumers

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    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Intriguing, judging by the comments and the way this article is written its somehow notable that the coastguard rescued these people. I would expect very few -if any- first world nations to actually leave these people to burn to death.

    Posted in: Coast guard saves 64 Chinese seamen from burning freighter

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