Thunderbird2's past comments

  • -1

    Thunderbird2

    Anyone who would show a murder, even a blurred out one to school students is a very sick person. There is no educational value in showing a person being killed... and none of you macho, cigar chomping types will ever convince me otherwise. You might not flinch, but those of us with normal attitudes towards murder and violent death have no desire to see such things. All it will do is cause damage - as some above have suffered.

    Ghouls.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • 1

    Thunderbird2

    Who'll get to him first? Whoever captures him, Britain or America will have the pleasure of putting this piece of filth on trial... Go get him SAS!

    Posted in: IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media

  • 2

    Thunderbird2

    It's an inherited characteristic of the Royals... although Harry is probably more like his mum. William is 32. Thanks to my family's genes I started to lose my hair when I was 17. Loved that >.<

    Posted in: Prince William visits Yokohama War Cemetery, dines with emperor, empress

  • 1

    Thunderbird2

    They are truly scraping the bottom of the barrel now. What a bunch of idiots... evil toilets.

    Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories

  • 1

    Thunderbird2

    Unbelievable.

    According to the article, the violent parts were blurred-out. Big deal. Kids see as much violence on tv, manga, video games etc. etc. Its absurd to reprimand the teacher, who took it upon himself to be an innovator and "open up" some minds. Japan (in the long run) will become a beter country when they confront contemporary issues, espeacially in high school / university studies. No GHOULS barred-

    Rubbish. As I said before there's a world of difference between a death in a manga and a death of a real person in front of you. As for the blurred out portion - as I said before, porn vids are also censored - would you let 17 year olds watch one of them?

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -1

    Thunderbird2

    How many of you when you were at school were shown a video or a film (depending on your age) of a person being killed? How many of you who DIDN'T see such a film or video don't know what's happening in the world?

    When I was 17 I didn't need to see people being killed to know that people were being killed by the IRA. I knew it was happening. So how does my experience in 1981 differ from the 17 year old Japanese students this story is about?

    I will say it again for the ghouls out there: you do not need to see a person being killed to understand that people are being killed. How hard is that to understand?

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -4

    Thunderbird2

    Sense... a Wilfred Owen poem isn't quite the same as SEEING (even blurred) someone being killed. A poem can move you, but in the end it's a poem. A video showing that is something you can't forget easily.

    I really don't understand why people need to see real death and murder to 'know the reality of war'... does that mean that American people should have been shown US airmen being tortured and killed by Viet Kong or NVA to make them understand the reality of the Vietnam War? It doesn't make any sense.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -3

    Thunderbird2

    I don't believe you lot - you really advocate minors watching death and murder on the screen to toughen them up? Watching a horror or war movie the viewers know they are not real. Nobody is getting hurt, no-one is killed. Show them a video of someone being shot and killed - that's reality. WHY would they need to see that? What benefit is showing a murder to their education? How will that enrich their lives?

    These kids NEEDED to see it, NEEDED to hear it, and NEEDED to understand it to believe it. Kids here NEED the exposure as they have been sheltered along with the rest of the country as well to understand what is out there in the world.

    Bollocks mate. They KNOW what's out there, same as the rest of us do. They see news reports, and they will have known all about the two Japanese guys recently murdered by IS. They don't NEED to see it, or hear it.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -11

    Thunderbird2

    So seeing death should be a part of growing up? Bollox.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -7

    Thunderbird2

    But what would you think if the same scene was on the news, in an action movie, computer game or similar. Many people already see more violence on the news than in many action or war movies. Feel bad for the 2 girls but how much and how long to we coddle people.

    Most people know that they are not real.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -9

    Thunderbird2

    You know I am truly shocked that the majority of people here think it's okay to show youths a video where a murder is enacted by terrorists. How does this 'prepare' them for life in the big bad world? Will they one day come across a man in black shooting a man in orange? The only time people will come across this situation is if they themselves are next, or they are gunmen. Your average citizen in a civilised country will in all likelihood never witness this with their own eyes, and that's as it should be.

    I am genuinely amazed that people think this is all well and good. Would you take young people to see an execution to teach them about reality? I am truly baffled by the logic on display here... to me and most British people this is a just wrong... and we've been on the sticky end of terrorism for longer than America.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -6

    Thunderbird2

    that's your choice to be blinded and be a coward about the reality... it's not a NIGHTMARE! It's the REALITY and happening in the real world that might come to Japan someday! (who knows)

    A coward? Because I don't want to watch some b@st@rd cutting a guy's head off? How is that cowardice? I suppose you'd get the popcorn out and cheer as the blood sprays everywhere?

    When will you prepare the people for this? when its too late???

    Prepare them? For what? The day they see people getting their heads cut off, burned alive or shot? Hopefully they won't have to experience seeing anything like it.

    again these are not KIDS! They are Highschool students, a gateway to adulthood

    Under 18 they are minors, not adults: ergo, kids. Or if you must, youths.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -11

    Thunderbird2

    Tell me, what is wrong with showing the reality to these students? unfortunately, this is what is currently happening on their generation, they have to be aware fo what's happening around! These are not kids! they are 2nd year highschool students fro god sake!

    I wouldn't even watch that kind of stuff. I don't need to see and hear people being murdered to know it happens... it's on the bloody news every night. Thankfully British broadcasters don't show that, and it's against UK law to distribute beheading videos. Are we in the UK being children? Are we wrapping our kids in cotton wool?

    No, I would never show anything like that to kids. Giving kids nightmares or causing distress does no good whatsoever.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -14

    Thunderbird2

    Hiding the truth will do no good, expose the real evil of this group! not only to be aware but to warn the young people who are showing interest of joining this terrorist group

    Right so show death and murder to schoolkids... yeah, great. Here kids, Jihad Johnnie is going to cut the heads off some Japanese people. It's okay, it's educational.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -8

    Thunderbird2

    Sports Nippon reported that the teacher, a male in his 40s, decided to show the documentary in his world history class on Feb 20. In one segment, a soldier is depicted shooting a young man to death. Although the gory image had been blurred, the remaining audio and narration upset two girls in the class. Both girls were sent to the school infirmary to rest.

    Why the f... would they show this to kids? I avoid IS documentaries in case they show an execution for 'educational purposes'. And to those of you who say 'toughen up'... what the heck is wrong with you? You WANT teens to see death and torture?
    I know, let's show some kids a video of the Jordanian pilot being burned to death... that be okay? Jeez, kids do not need to see this stuff.

    While the image is blurred it's still there - you still know what's happening. In much the same way as J Porn is pixelated or blurred, you still know what is is being shown... someone's DEATH! Their MURDER. It's no better than a snuff movie.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • 2

    Thunderbird2

    Nothing, bullying is a perfect example of japanese society. This is how it works... You either fit in perfectly, without standing out, intentionally or unintentionally, and that is what you will get. There is absolutely no intention to do stamp out bullying, individualism is simply not allowed.

    Not just Japan. I was bullied at school because I had a different accent - that went on for 4 years... and included attempted drownings and throttling with twine.

    Anyway, can it be stamped out? I'm assuming this is aimed solely at Japan, so I'll say that most of this comes from the PE teachers from what I've been told by a Japanese mum... they ram the stoic, don't cry crap down their throats and anyone who shows weakness is picked on by the teacher, and the other kids are encouraged to humiliate the lad further... and we've read enough stories on here about where the bullying leads to.
    The Samurai are long gone, Japanese schools shouldn't try to bring them back.

    Then there's the workplace bullying - anyone who doesn't fit in is picked on, anyone who has a personality.

    Posted in: What can be done to stamp out bullying at schools?

  • -1

    Thunderbird2

    So glad I've never bought food products in Ameyoko. Got a cheap tie once with an owl on it... nice, but no food.

    Posted in: Afternoon break

  • 4

    Thunderbird2

    Funny how the guilty verdict came after the film came out...

    Posted in: Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle jailed for life

  • 3

    Thunderbird2

    Guess we need another Snowden over here in Japan, some whistle-blowers!

    Not sure how leaking government secrets would benefit the people of Japan.

    Posted in: Japanese media self-censorship grows under Abe

  • 1

    Thunderbird2

    Indonesia warns foreign countries not to interfere over death sentences

    Or else what?

    Posted in: Indonesia warns foreign countries not to interfere over death sentences

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