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gmat6441May. 05, 2013 - 07:01PM JST
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?
You have to like it together to get to the site.
Posted in: NRA chief: We will never surrender our guns
gmat6441May. 05, 2013 - 06:55PM JST
Both sides should look at this.
gmat6441Apr. 27, 2013 - 08:00AM JST
Up to that point in time the Japanese Military had not surrendered in large numbers in any battle even when faced with overwhelming force in WWII. So one could say that the addition of Soviet Military fighting against Japan would have merely seen more stubborn resistance with very little surrendering, but does provide an excuse for not surrendering due to the atomic Bombs. The examples provided by Japanese soldiers and civilians on Guam, Saipan and Okinawa showed the difficulty in getting Japanese to surrender and would have prejudiced the US and Allied towards scepticism that the Japanese would ever surrender without some dramatic face saving event. Also the experience of having Japan plan and execute the Pearl Harbor Surprise Attack during negotiations would have made it harder for any attempted negotiations in 1945 to be taken seriously.
It is hypocrisy to criticize the Allied Bombings in Japan and Germany that killed civilians without mentioning civilians killed by Japan (in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and French Indochina) and Germany. At best you should start with there is no honor in War, it is a fight for survival, and neither side is not entirely innocent, but...
Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show
gmat6441Apr. 22, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
Which is why the Koreans love the Japanese to this day and welcome visits by Government Officials to the Yasukuni Shrine.
Before the Americans at Guadalcanal, the Aussies did it at Milne Bay. But Coral Sea and Midway came before that either of those.
The Japanese were tough and skillful fighters that many Allied veterans will grudgingly admit.
Posted in: Victory over Japanese at Kohima named Britain's greatest World War II battle
gmat6441Apr. 16, 2013 - 09:27AM JST
I think that 'Keiki' is from the Hawaiian word for kids. 'Street Corner Kids' sounds more plausible than 'Street Corner Conditions.'
Posted in: As stocks rise, so do hemlines
gmat6441Apr. 10, 2013 - 10:17AM JST
Tastes vary, but some shows that I like that may appeal to CrisGerSan, who derides American TV, are Person of Interest, Elementary, Adventure Time, Regular Show and Archer. Violent, sometimes yes, cartoonish, maybe so, but save for the last, there is a heart beating in each that makes them enjoyable to watch. There are more that I watch, but some that do turn me off. I do not like to see evil glorified.
Posted in: U.S. broadcasters worry about 'Zero TV' homes
gmat6441Jan. 25, 2013 - 12:48PM JST
Good news, unless you are a fan of the old Star Trek.
Posted in: JJ Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars' film
gmat6441Dec. 20, 2012 - 07:27PM JST
Magoo's Christmas, the Reginald Owen and also the Alistair Sims versions of A Christmas Carol and a really nice one is Hell's Heroes, a later version with John Wayne as Three Godfathers is better known, but the sacrifices made by the three outlaws in the former is much better.
Posted in: What are your five favorite Christmas-themed movies or TV shows?
gmat6441Mar. 12, 2012 - 06:21PM JST
The water temperature can be quite cold and jumping in can cause shock. I jumped into the American River in California in the summer and I almost became rigid from the unexpected cold. Could have drowned. In the winter with much lower temperatures, it could have happened to the two children. How many times do we read of parents jumping in to save their children and drowning themselves. Sympathy for the mother and family. They are already punishing themselves with guilt and remorse. No need to add any more, I think.
Posted in: 7-yr-old boy drowns in Fukuoka pond; brother in critical condition
gmat6441Jul. 07, 2011 - 04:08PM JST
Captain America actually first appeared in Captain America's Comic #1, March 1941. The First Avenger title certainly plays on today's mood of retribution. He is the oldest published hero, but not the first to join, in the Marvel Superhero Group, The Avengers. That's probably why it's titled The First Avenger. Also as noted in the article above, there was some concern that anything so blatantly American might be poorly received in some parts of the world.
Posted in: 'Captain America' keeps full name in most of world
gmat6441Jun. 03, 2011 - 09:07AM JST
If it's in the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, from viewing the commercial, there would be no Iowa class battleships on active duty. The SR-71 wouldn't have flown yet, but its predecessor, the A-12, had flown the previous April. But they do look cool.
gmat6441Jan. 27, 2011 - 05:25PM JST
Actually the woman making the announcements is probably Canadian.
Posted in: Why must Tokyo’s railways engage in aural assault?
gmat6441Jan. 12, 2011 - 12:02AM JST
Posted in: History network pulls plug on Kennedy project
gmat6441Jan. 09, 2011 - 11:14PM JST
Concerning the commercial with the girl, I taught a pair of twins that had previously went to an all week preschool in Japan with no foreigner students whose English turned out to very good. I had one or two students in the same program that turned out very well, so it is possible. But it's not likely if only 45 minutes once a week.
Also does anyone remember the old Nova commercials? Yoku Gambarimashita!!!??? Foreign teachers being taught how to speak Japanese, before they enter the class.
Posted in: Beat Takeshi appears in ad for ECC language school
gmat6441Dec. 20, 2010 - 07:05AM JST
I think he means that if a woman says those things, it means 'Tell me that you love me,' 'Let's get married as I can be a good wife,' and 'Don't stray.'
Posted in: Hiroshi Tachi, Yumiko Shaku to star in NHK period drama
gmat6441Dec. 01, 2010 - 03:31PM JST
But have you ever listened to people talk in an izakaya? What people share in a small group of friends show that truth and objectivity are not necessarily most important. The objective is build relationships and influence people.
Posted in: WikiLeaks memo complicates picture of North Korea
gmat6441Dec. 01, 2010 - 12:11PM JST
While speaking that absolute truth and candor is desirable, there will always be differences of opinion where diplomatic niceties are necessary. The contents and opinions expressed in the US documents are no different from those that would be found in documents from any other nation, should they be exposed. Absolute truth can be damaging in relationship. To put it into perspective, just as as you would not say everything that you really feel and think about your coworkers, spouses, or family members to their faces, especially when you are in disagreement or under stress, nations must maintain a level of appearances. Let the person without sin cast the first stone.
gmat6441Nov. 23, 2010 - 05:54PM JST
Anyone who thinks that the US might have an easy time should read a good history of the Korean War. The US and South Korean armies was suffered serious reverses, first when the North Koreans first invaded, again when the Chinese reacted after UN units crossed the 38th Parallel and approached the Yalu River and twice more when the CCF launched Counter Offensives. Much blood was spent. today, if North Korea were attacked, China might intervene and present day China still has a military force that greatly out numbers the US and South Korea and is no longer technologically far behind the US. There is no do over in war. Wiser and cooler heads are called for.
Posted in: Tensions high after North, South Korea trade shelling
gmat6441Oct. 30, 2010 - 11:01PM JST
It's not going to be for kids, unfortunately. It would be great if it did. Peter Jackson talked about doing a backstory on Bilbo's father. There was enough in the Hobbit to fill the two movies, if he desired. Expect it to follow LOTR in mood.
Posted in: 'Hobbit' films to be made in New Zealand as planned
gmat6441Oct. 28, 2010 - 10:12PM JST
Would this photo be posted if it was Maehara whose mouth was open and Clinton watching with an amused face?
Posted in: Laugh-in
May. 22, 2013 - 10:58AM JST
I take great comfort in the fact that President Obama's right-wing haters can't portray anything about…
Posted in: White House: Obama is no Nixon
Ossan: " A judgment based only on heresay with no supporting evidence is not a court…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 22, 2013 - 10:57AM JST
The point of the recent news articles about Obama's scandals is that he used the IRS...…
May. 22, 2013 - 10:55AM JST
@Bertie: You stated Yubaru look at dictionary.. Yubaru wrote 'Abe and Hashimoto are the furthest thing…
Posted in: Hashimoto's party 'faces extinction,' some media say
I don't swallow what the "Thomas More Society" is selling hook, line and sinker as some…
Posted in: Obama calls IRS targeting of conservative groups outrageous