gelendestrasse's past comments

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    gelendestrasse

    Putin needs an unstable Ukraine to keep Ukraine from moving more toward Europe rather than joining the new Soviet Union - oops, Russian Economic Empire - oops, bloc. Putin dreams of re-creating the USSR, but the Ukrainians don't want to go there, only the Russian imports. So Putin keeps stirring the pot and blaming everybody else.

    Posted in: Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

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    gelendestrasse

    .......more sushi than science!

    Yeah, and not very politically astute, either.

    Posted in: IWC meeting set for fiery debate over whaling

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    gelendestrasse

    Tragic. You have to wonder what happened. Maybe Thailand isn't so pretty after all.

    Posted in: 2 British tourists found murdered on Thai beach

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    gelendestrasse

    Maybe it's time for the UN to go in and start peacekeeping.

    Posted in: Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

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    gelendestrasse

    or even a cohesive social identity.

    Try telling that to all of the Ukrainians in the Rochester NY area with their own churches, own Ukrainian schools, own banks, etc. No cohesive culture my hind end. You've just proven your ignorance.

    Ukraine has existed for years much as Poland did before WWI - as conquered territory populated by an ethnic people ruled by interlopers. Now Putin wants to conquer again? He can go to .....

    Posted in: Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

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    gelendestrasse

    Putin, stay home. Asia has no need of your petty pouts. We have the pudgy Un, after all. No more pics of Putin and his moobs! Ugh!

    Posted in: Putin may delay Japan visit over Tokyo's Ukraine sanctions

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    gelendestrasse

    it's the women in Japan who need to step up and aggressively join the full-time workforce....

    I don't think it's quite that simple. Where I worked in Ebina the OLs were on a 3-year contract. In other words, they were on a three year mission to find a husband and become a housewife. If they didn't their contract ended and it was off to whatever. That even applied to women with degrees in science. Only translators were safe and they wanted to marry a gaijin and get the heck out!

    It's Japan's paternalistic attitude that is the problem, not the motivation of the women.

    In the meantime Abe might turn that symbol around the next time he meets with the Chinese.....

    Posted in: Pick two fingers

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    gelendestrasse

    Actually, Japan hasn't changed the constitution, however, a re-enactment of certain naval battles disguised as an "exercise" might remind the Russians just how up-to-date their military equipment is today, too.

    Posted in: Russian forces to conduct drill in east, including disputed islands with Japan

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    gelendestrasse

    The problem, catch 22, is that neither we nor the cops are ever there. But this whole thing is a sad commentary on some fool.

    Posted in: Visually impaired school girl kicked from behind in Saitama

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    gelendestrasse

    There is reams of evidence that points to a Russian supplied BUK missile. I'm amazed at the contortions people are going to in order to obfuscate Russian responsibility for the crime. Honestly, get your heads out of your extremities and look at the facts rather than the web based Russian planted conspiracy theories.

    Posted in: Report: MH Flight 17 likely downed by 'high-energy objects'

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    gelendestrasse

    Companies have already announced they will relocate to the UK if the vote is Yes.

    And the SNP has said that it will retaliate against any company that tries to influence the vote. Real classy guy, that Salmond. All hyperbole and no fact.

    Posted in: British party leaders head to Scotland as vote tightens

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    gelendestrasse

    China needs to turn down the rhetoric and nationalism before there actually is a war. A war of this type would be a disaster for the region, China included.

    If this is China's "peaceful rise" then I have to wonder what their definition of "peace" is.

    Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

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    NK will issue a report but without verification I'm not sure anybody is going to believe it.

    Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees

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    gelendestrasse

    Mazda has been turning out a lot of quite good cars lately.

    Posted in: Jump in my car

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    gelendestrasse

    The Scots are revolting!

    Posted in: British party leaders head to Scotland as vote tightens

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    gelendestrasse

    Seems more like a conversation calculated to get the Chinese upset rather than an actual plan - at the moment. I wonder what the People's Daily will have to say about it.

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo

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    gelendestrasse

    Guess telecommuting is out because you can't have the Thursday drinking session with the rest of the office staff? Although I have to agree that village gossip will drive the "outsider" right back to Tokyo, unless he's got a real thick skin. And the kids in the school - that would be a disaster, probably. Or I'm sure most gaijin/nihon marriages would expect trouble.

    That said, it's a trend all over the world. In the US Midwest there are ghost towns now because agriculture requires so few people. High tech requires collaboration and you don't get that in the middle of Nebraska. Or Nagano.

    Posted in: Demographic crisis empties out Japan's rural areas

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    gelendestrasse

    Who would do such a thing in Chile? Seems like one of the countries where terrorism wouldn't exist. But I guess insanity does anywhere.

    Posted in: Chile blames terrorists after bomb blast hurts 14

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    gelendestrasse

    Oi, the British government hasn't paid any attention to this and now, a week out, they finally wake up? A bit late, dontcha think?

    That said, Salmond is more like the monster raving loonie party than any sensible character. Scotland will be a basket case in 20 years if he has his way.

    Posted in: Scramble to 'save' UK after Scotland referendum shock

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    gelendestrasse

    Face it, mosquitoes are ubiquitous, even in Shinjuku. That dengue is getting this far north is just part of the normal cycle of a warmer winter, in general. Best to cover up in the evenings. Dengue is supposed to be miserable.

    Posted in: 81 dengue fever cases reported in 15 prefectures

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