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falseflagsteveDec. 13, 2013 - 07:56AM JST
Poor people like to moan about government policy amongst other things. they often complain about how their miniscule taxes are spent.
Go, Go Abe, you are making Japan better for those who innovate and work hard. Of course some of the wrong sort will benefit but most who do will be hard working folk and those who know how to adapt to the modern world rather tahn moan and groan all the time.
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falseflagsteveDec. 12, 2013 - 02:15PM JST
Seems like this is for women, these things are unlikely to interest men.
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falseflagsteveDec. 11, 2013 - 04:11PM JST
Maybe they are being ironic, doing the peace sign next to a waxwork of a former terrorist.
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falseflagsteveDec. 11, 2013 - 12:12PM JST
There ae no major terrorist movements in South Africa since the terrorist wing of the ANC ceased.
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falseflagsteveDec. 10, 2013 - 12:47PM JST
@Ms Suzuki, So because "urban legend" is an English word means Japanese cannot like them? Seems like you think too many times that people's comments are a personal attack on you and Japan.
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falseflagsteveDec. 08, 2013 - 02:53PM JST
Not long until the Manure fanboy's jump ship, probably to Arsenal, lol! Then they will all have a reason, like they have family from Finsbury Park and they stopped their support because Moyes ruined the club or something. Not saying all their fanbase is like that, only about 90%. Recall when i used to see lots of Blackburn and Toon supporters in Japan and elsewhere, what happened to them?
I'm not a fan of the premier, too much like a celeb fest for the plebs. Least all the matches can be found online these days if you want to watch a match though.
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falseflagsteveDec. 04, 2013 - 08:39AM JST
It is all down to a handful of people who want grants or other monies to fear monger and make people scared. Noting to see here, get on with your lf you are outside restricted areas.
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falseflagsteveDec. 04, 2013 - 08:24AM JST
More fear mongering by idiots that want money for research. They want us to live in fear rather than be independent and enjoy life. The risks for anyone outside the immediate area are remote.
falseflagsteveDec. 04, 2013 - 07:56AM JST
Never have i said that i am focused on money and that is MY perception of success. My definition of success is continual self improvement and being able to look after myself and my family at all times.
You save lives daily? well done. If that is your employment, then it means nothing, no more than a job for a teacher a police officer or teacher. I have the same respect for a librarian, a street cleaner or military person. What you do outside also matters and that also includes respecting others. Saving lives as paid employment is different than helping people reach their potential for free and without financial reward.
Being successful means a lot more than making money and those without success or unable to get there cannot see that and they often make snide remarks which do nothing to better themselves.
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falseflagsteveDec. 01, 2013 - 12:52PM JST
2 Japanese and 5 ex pats. Though why you need to know is beyond me. How many have you helped have a better life BTW?
falseflagsteveNov. 30, 2013 - 04:57PM JST
Everyone apart from those with either a very low I.Q, or with a severe mental or physical handicap can do, in Japan at least.
Am i super intelligent? not really. Did i go to business school or have a rich family? no.
Left school at 16, from a working class family and educated myself about how to succeed by looking at the world around me and how to best utilise my skills.
There is no excuse for a foreigner in Japan with average abilities not to be successful in business in Japan, you don't even need to be fluent and Japan is very business friendly. Happiness and living the dream does not come easy to most but is ready for the taking in Japan.
Most people will make excuses as to why they cannot do this and stay in the rat race, it is the easy option and the one that the elite want people to take. That is why education is so poor at making independent hard working people in first world nations. People who can think on the feet, adapt to changes at any time, communicate , delegate etc are not wanted as a nation full of those people would destroy the current system which makes people feel trapped and helpless in crappy jobs.
I have helped a few other ex pats start up businesses here and am always ready to help decent people but i find those that moan the most about their lot in Japan are those that say they don't need or want advice and are happy.
falseflagsteveNov. 30, 2013 - 04:46PM JST
Strangerland; Great idea, pesecute those that disagree with you. Mmm, i find that far more dangerous than one who does not believe in man made global warming.
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falseflagsteveNov. 30, 2013 - 02:16PM JST
I agree entirely with what you say. I cam to Japan and started my own business rather than be an "English teacher" like most westerners seem to do. This was in 2001 and where i am now has been due to hard work and valuing what this means to my family and my customers. I have had many say that i am lucky etc, i must have had family help. No, i did this myself, from my first business which is my main income to now having two more sidelines which i can grow any time i feel the time is right. If you do a good honest job, you will respect yourself, your family friends and neighbours also do so and the work is not a chore but enjoyable. I often say to people everyday to me is a holiday, i look forward to it all, in improving my business and everything about my life, this is what being self employed can do to anyone. You need to be dedicated though and i personally never have a day off, whether that means just answering emails or what. I live the dream but i have earned the dream and anyone can do the same.
falseflagsteveNov. 29, 2013 - 11:26AM JST
No it does not go back that far. Yes there were some from abroad fans of the current succesful teams but not like now, it"s all about money and it makes me puke.
The TV money does not trickle down well, research that and you will see what i mean, the gap between the elite and the lower leagues has grown and continues to do so.
It is dumb to support a team from 8,000 miles away as it is only for the glory and to feel part of a winning team, Best would be to support a local team maybe do some grassroots work to help them if need be. I know some proper supporters on Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool, people from those places. Most of them despise the footy now and glory hunting fans. Their home matches are like sitting in a library most of the time, the soul has almost gone but that's ok as any rich man can buy the title.
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falseflagsteveNov. 29, 2013 - 10:51AM JST
This was not a big thing until the pathetic Premier league was created and was in fact a puppet of Murdoch and his money. I am still bothered by it as it is childish and infantile, grown up"s supporting a team because they are doing well, fair weather fans who want to revel in glory like Beiber or One Direction little girl fans.
Teams do NOT get most of their money from TV and other sources though a very small minority do, ie the successful ones at the moment.
@ BuBuBU How dumb is being a fan (they are not supporters) of a team 8, 000 miles away just because they are successful?
falseflagsteveNov. 29, 2013 - 01:51AM JST
Hide Suzuki; Owing money is not illegal but forced prostitution is.
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falseflagsteveNov. 29, 2013 - 01:27AM JST
I'd like to punch his lights out, lol!
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falseflagsteveNov. 29, 2013 - 01:14AM JST
You hit the nail right on the head, the modern game publishes about those who are at the top and full of celebs. i support the team i was born about 1 mile from until i die through thick or thin, and i support them even though in Japan. Not a fan a supporter and i don't care how we fare my support never falters.
Some people just don't get what supporting your local team is or means, it's about loyalty not glory.
falseflagsteveNov. 29, 2013 - 12:24AM JST
Wonder why anyone would support a team from a place they are not local to, whether from their home country or somewhere they have moved to.
There are still real supporters but the top teams "real supporters" are about 5% i reckon. By that i mean those that stick with the team when fortunes change. What happened to all the Newcastle and Blackburn supporters?
Wish footy was the same as when i was young, without all the foreign glory hunting nonce fans. Champions league is a pat of the madness, celeb culture.
falseflagsteveNov. 28, 2013 - 12:56PM JST
Great news, good job being done, things are looking good for the innovators and those the hard working people in Japan.
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Dec. 13, 2013 - 05:25PM JST
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Dec. 13, 2013 - 05:07PM JST
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Dec. 13, 2013 - 05:01PM JST
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Dec. 13, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
Sign Language Interpreter Translates Mandela Memorial Faker:
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Dec. 13, 2013 - 04:58PM JST
God this is a horrible attack... and I can't even imagine how his wife reacted when…
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