Thunderbird2's past comments

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    Thunderbird2

    Kick Turkey out of NATO... they are ruled by a despot.

    Posted in: Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq

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    Thunderbird2

    I wish people would get it through their heads that Japan is NOT heaven on earth, and that Japanese are just as violent and commit crimes like anywhere else. Take the blinders off and the shock of crimes like this wears off pretty fast.

    The blinders need to stay on... people NEED to be shocked by gun crime... it's the only way to keep gun control laws. If people become blase about gun crime then THAT is when the problems start. Guns are seen as a tool, like a spanner or screwdriver... no. Guns should be seen as devices of DEATH. People need to fear them.

    Personally when I see a police officer at Glasgow airport carrying both a side arm and a semi automatic rifle I feel afraid, not protected.

    Posted in: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Wakayama construction firm

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    Sounds like a wannabe gangster... hope the driver gets over it.

    @AlexEinz

    so refuse to go.. and stop. Taxi driver job is to drive as he told, specifically that.. nothing else...

    Not so... taxi drivers are offering a service... they are not your private chauffeur to beat like you're some kind of feudal lord..

    Posted in: Tokyo ward official beats taxi driver for not going way he told him to

  • 0

    Thunderbird2

    I have a bad feeling about this... :(

    Posted in: SDF to be sent to South Sudan in first mission under new security laws

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    Thunderbird2

    If anyone saw the BBC the other day they interviewed a hit woman allegedly employed by the police... I would never go there. Someone plants drugs in your pocket and bop bop you're dead.

    Posted in: Philippine president says his bloody drug war not genocide

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    Thunderbird2

    I have a lousy memory so unless I'm using it all the time I forget it within months... which is why when I go to Japan on holiday I forget the most basic Japanese. Doesn't help much when you ask how much something is in Japanese and off they go as if you're fluent. Yes it IS hard to learn.

    Posted in: Top 5 myths about learning Japanese

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    Thunderbird2

    Obama pulled out of Iraq.

    Shouldn't have gone in in the first place... so you could say Bush invading and dragging Blair etc with him created the environment for groups like ISIS to grow from disgruntled groups of nutjobs into a massive bunch of nutjobs. Obama pulling out created a vacuum yes... but would you have rather had your US troops being killed by snipers and roadside bombs? I'm glad the British pulled out... shouldn't have been there. A war based on lies and the scent of oil.

    Posted in: Trump accuses Obama of being the 'founder of ISIS'

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    Thunderbird2

    What an idiot. You can bet his JT supporters will have something to say about this.

    Why does he keep doing this? Is he trying to see how far down the road to political suicide he can travel before his backers say "enough!"?

    Posted in: Trump accuses Obama of being the 'founder of ISIS'

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    Thunderbird2

    Making it a Friday would have been better, allowing families a longer weekend.

    Posted in: Japan will celebrate its newest national holiday, "Yama no Hi" (Mountain Day), on Aug 11. What do you think about the name and timing of this holiday?

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    Thunderbird2

    The power of the gun, eh? Nothing's really changed since the days of the West has it?

    Posted in: Firestorm as Trump says gun-rights backers can stop Clinton

  • 0

    Thunderbird2

    Another Cold War

    Posted in: Vietnam reportedly moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea

  • 3

    Thunderbird2

    So we've gone from Trump seemingly inciting a revolt (the bearded guy's reaction shows that the media didn't twist anything) to yet another row about Hilary Clinton...

    Posted in: Firestorm as Trump says gun-rights backers can stop Clinton

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    Thunderbird2

    What a joke, anything can (and is) considered harassment these days. It is legally impossible for a man to even attempt to pursue a woman these days, no matter what he says or does he's open to a harassment charge.

    Don't pursue at work, simple as that.

    Posted in: More than half of British women sexually harassed at work: survey

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    Thunderbird2

    In the video of the speech watch the expression of the bearded chap in the red shirt as Trump basically suggests a revolution. Even he can't believe what he just heard.

    Posted in: Firestorm as Trump says gun-rights backers can stop Clinton

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    Thunderbird2

    If you think Japan is the only country allowing this look again.

    Posted in: Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan's roads

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    Thunderbird2

    Boer War Concentration camps, treatment of Kenyans during the Mau Mau uprising, the Bengal famine, and beheadings of Malayan civilians. People are always going on about Japan's crimes, but never mention those of the British Empire. They were the first ones to invent concentration camps, not the Nazis. Got a taste of their own medicine during the Blitz in WW2 and the IRA bombings.

    No, that was the Americans who invented the concentration camp... to quote:

    The first modern concentration camps in the United States were created in 1838. Around this time, the United States was getting bigger. However, Native Americans lived in the lands that the United States wanted to take over.

    In 1830, the United States Congress and President Andrew Jackson had passed a law called the Indian Removal Act. This law said that all Native Americans had to leave the United States and move to "Indian Territory," west of the Mississippi River. However, many Cherokee people would not leave their lands. In May 1838, the United States government decided to force the Cherokee to leave the United States.

    First, soldiers forced about 17,000 Cherokee people, and 2,000 of their African-American slaves, into concentration camps, where they had to live during the summer of 1838. 353 Cherokee people died in the camps from dysentery and other diseases. Finally, the Cherokee were forced to travel to the area that is now Oklahoma. (At the time, Oklahoma was not in the United States.) The government also forced other Native American tribes to leave their lands and move west.

    Soon, many people from the United States started to move west. Now the United States was moving into Native American lands again. Starting around the 1860s, many Native American tribes fought back. These fights are now called the Indian Wars. The United States government reacted by forcing Native Americans to leave their lands again and move into concentration camps. The government called these camps "Indian reservations." (They were called "reservations" because some land had been put aside, or "reserved," for the Native Americans.) However, Native Americans were not allowed to leave their reservations. On some reservations, many people, especially children, died from hunger and sickness.

    The US also had concentration camps during the Civil War... not just POW camps. The British camps were set up in South Africa and run between 1900 and 1902.

    Between 1900 and 1902, the British Empire, led by Lord Kitchener, used concentration camps. At the time, they were fighting the Boer people in the Second Boer War in South Africa. At first, the British were not able to beat the Boers. They reacted by putting the Boer fighters' family members into concentration camps. They did this so these family members could not give food or help to the Boer fighters. The British soldiers also burned down the Boers' houses and farms, and destroyed all the crops they could find. They did this so the Boer fighters would not be able to find food or shelter anywhere.

    Around 26,000 women and children died in these camps from disease and starvation.

    Admittedly, yes a war crime... but to say we deserved to be bombed by the Germans is pretty low... disgusting actually... as for the IRA, we deserved terror attacks? You know nothing of the Troubles my friend.

    Posted in: What's your definition of a war crime? Please give some examples.

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    Thunderbird2

    The headline could have read something like "Pensioner attacks parade with fire bombs" or something less tabloid. The wording ignores the fact that it was an old man... and anyone looking at it, with all of the attacks in Europe over the last few months would think there was more to it... except of course the enlightened JT posters.

    Posted in: Molotov cocktail attack injures 15 at Tokyo parade

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    Thunderbird2

    Anything that goes against the Geneva Convention is a war crime.

    Posted in: What's your definition of a war crime? Please give some examples.

  • 0

    Thunderbird2

    Does the summer heat cause some people to go crazy with knives?

    Posted in: Woman employee stabbed in back at supermarket in Kawasaki

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    Thunderbird2

    The headline is click bait... with people starting to think every act of violence is somehow terror related what else could it be?

    As for the old man... I feel sorry that he spiralled into depression after the loss of his wife, but to then attack innocent people having a fun evening is unforgivable. I hope those injured by this attack get over it, physically and mentally.

    Posted in: Molotov cocktail attack injures 15 at Tokyo parade

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