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Thunderbird2Nov. 21, 2014 - 04:52PM JST
Even if you could go into the past you couldn't interact with anything. Imagine you wanted to go back and kill Hitler. Hitler dies, WW2 doesn't start, your reason for travelling into the past doesn't exist so you don't go back in time and WW2 is started by Hitler.... paradox. At best all you could do is observe.
Posted in: Do you think time travel will ever be possible?
Thunderbird2Nov. 21, 2014 - 04:48PM JST
I may have missed it... but what is this advertising? Japan? Make up? Kia Asamiya steampunk samurai women?
Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory
Thunderbird2Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:23PM JST
So JapanGal, you would be fine with this creep grabbing you round the neck or shoving your face into his crotch? You'd deck him, I'm sure.
As far as I can tell he is another of these yanks who thinks Asian women are easy... and because Japanese are by and large friendly he exploits that. He makes me sick... and his exploits are in danger of tarring all Caucasian men with the same brush. He and his sad followers are literally a pain in the neck.
Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK
Thunderbird2Nov. 20, 2014 - 08:35PM JST
So was the witness lying? If not then this seems fishy. These overturned cases (like the ones here in the UK) rely not so much on finding the person innocent, but released due to errors or incorrectly followed procedures. All it means is that on the evidence provided the verdict is unsafe. Even a psychopathic murderer with a knife in his hands can get off if the arresting officers don't follow procedure.
Posted in: Man jailed for rape released after accuser's testimony proven false
Thunderbird2Nov. 20, 2014 - 05:35PM JST
To those bleating about free speech... the man is a misogynistic creep and rightly deserves to be banned from every country that wants it female population safe from his groping minions. I'm glad my country banned him... and I hope Japan does the same thing. This tosser needs to return to his rock and crawl back under it.
Thunderbird2Nov. 20, 2014 - 05:17PM JST
Yawn... Japan sliding back to militarism... yawn.... Every country on the planet makes movies and TV series about their wartime past... including Germany. Or are only the victors permitted to make war movies?
"Oh but they don't glorify it!"
Some of them do hero worship the Wehrmacht... not the SS, but I've seen a few that show the average German soldier in the same light as we would show a Tommy or Yank. German war movies range from the "Green Beret" type nonsense through to "Platoon" type war horrors.
When all's said and done these films are entertainment... they aren't some kind of extreme right propaganda or intended to brainwash the people viewing them. At least credit the audience with some intelligence.
As for the Zero... there's one in the Tokyo science museum too. Very impressive. Not as impressive as a Spitfire, Hurricane or Lancaster... but still.
I have the Wind also Rises on DVD... just haven't watched it yet.
Posted in: Author says 'The Wind Rises' is full of lies
Thunderbird2Nov. 19, 2014 - 09:23PM JST
Jimizo... I'm a baldy so I need to look a plonker in a baseball cap. I forgot to wear one in May when I was at Hitachi and ended up with a badly burnt head. I'm quite prepared to look like an idiot if it means I don't get burnt or go blind ^_^
Posted in: Why aren't sunglasses as popular in Japan as they are in Western countries?
Thunderbird2Nov. 19, 2014 - 09:09PM JST
Are the police investigating? Operation Yewtree here in the UK has shown some seemingly innocuous personalities to be absolute monsters - Jimmy Saville (well, he was always creepy), Rolf Harris and Stuart Hall. Cosby should at least be investigated - I mean settling out of court?
Posted in: Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault
Thunderbird2Nov. 19, 2014 - 07:59PM JST
Considering the article is about male dominated Japan... how about the office tea maker? Whatever her rank or status in the office female employees will always be called on to make the tea.
Posted in: 5 traditional Japanese arts that are distinctly female
Thunderbird2Nov. 19, 2014 - 07:24PM JST
He should have just gone on Alibaba and sold them to dog farmers in Korea and Vietnam.
He should have just gone on Alibaba and sold them to dog farmers in Korea and Vietnam.
Alpha, that's not even remotely funny. Some of us find that practice horrific.
Posted in: Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi
Thunderbird2Nov. 19, 2014 - 04:59PM JST
That is one ugly car
Posted in: Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
Thunderbird2Nov. 19, 2014 - 04:58PM JST
I've read about those of us with blue or other light colour eyes having less tolerance of bright light than those with darker eyes... so I suppose Brainiac's suggestion makes sense. I'm always struck by how bright the sun is in Japan... well compared to Scotland anyway ^_^
Thunderbird2Nov. 18, 2014 - 07:39PM JST
So for Western read North American. Right...
Posted in: Finally, an acceptable breakfast option at 7-Eleven: Eggs Benedict Sandwich
Thunderbird2Nov. 18, 2014 - 04:50PM JST
What a selfish, miserable, nasty little bugger. I hope his mother recovers... although the mental scars of being attacked by her own son may never heal.
Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in Akita
Thunderbird2Nov. 17, 2014 - 04:50PM JST
How about when I speak in my extremely limited Japanese and they reply to me in Japanese? The only people who speak to me in English are hotel staff and my friends.
Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?
Thunderbird2Nov. 17, 2014 - 04:47PM JST
How was it Obama's fault that an IS convoy was able to traverse the desert unhindered? Was he at the controls of a drone? Was he watching spy satellite data? I really don't understand how Obama (or any president) could be blamed for a man with Ebola infecting nurses, etc...
I know, let's blame the EU president for Philae bouncing on the comet, shall we? That's about the same level as the article.
All hail the CIA... though I have more faith in MI5 and MI6.
Posted in: The U.S. military is good, but nobody is THAT good
Thunderbird2Nov. 14, 2014 - 05:57PM JST
No swastikas, no Nazis.
Posted in: Nicki Minaj apologizes for Nazi imagery in video
Thunderbird2Nov. 14, 2014 - 05:14PM JST
You know, the Japanese women I meet must be the exception to those some posters seem to experience. I've never met a money mad, me me me, etc types. Maybe I'm lucky.
Back on topic... and the four examples in the article.... seems to describe me pretty much. Lucky ^_^
Posted in: Many Japanese women’s new image of the ideal man
Thunderbird2Nov. 14, 2014 - 05:05PM JST
I know that the film has been on DVD for years, but I didn't know the TV series wasn't. Hopefully they'll release it as series sets and not just the Complete Series set.
Posted in: Adam West welcomes first-ever 'Batman' DVD release
Thunderbird2Nov. 13, 2014 - 06:29PM JST
Going to play Devil's advocate here because I've never been in this situation... if the mother goes back to Japan why does the father believe he should get custody? Is she a bad mother for running off with the child? Does the father think he can raise the child better than the mother? Shouldn't they try to get to the bottom of why she left, and how they can sort out the issues that caused her to flee back to Japan?
Posted in: Japan returns boy to Germany under new child custody treaty
Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:35AM JST
5%? No way, it's much higher.
Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'
Of course not, this is really no news. They have more power right now as leaders…
Posted in: Hashimoto, Matsui decide not to run in lower house election
Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:33AM JST
Not a single eyewitness corroborates the claim that Brown tried to attack the cop after he…
Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting
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Agree with Lucabrasi. Way to semi-alienate more than half your audience.
Broaden the question to "Western-Media"…
Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences in the way Japanese and U.S. media report the news?
Suggestion #173 about visiting / living in USA;
When an ARMED Policeman is ( likely )…
Posted in: 12-year-old boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer