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guuzendesuMay. 29, 2013 - 06:06PM JST
I'd like to know why kuribo's comment gets so many negative marks. It's true, the Japanese girl is much better-looking. Obviously when the judges select a winner, it's based on more than looks, but just on looks alone, Kobayashi-san wins hands-down. And of course Abe runs a disastrous third.
Posted in: Two queens and a PM
guuzendesuMay. 29, 2013 - 05:55PM JST
Kim will probably get this movie and show it to his serfs just up until it looks like the worst, and then flash "The End!" lol... That or he'll kidnap some actors and make a new ending. Who knows?
Posted in: The Butler did it
guuzendesuMay. 29, 2013 - 05:32PM JST
Yes, there is a thing called the Internet. But in a country where you get shot for owning a cell phone, Internet may be hard to come by.
Also, let's not forget that the entire population is not just propagandized, but BRAINWASHED. From childhood they are given candy in school and told to thank a picture of the leader, etc.. Brainwashing is a powerful thing, not easily overcome. Of course once they are out of there and they see that the real world is not just a "set" shown to them to try to lead them away from the truth, they readily denounce the dictatorship they live under. But until that happens, they will remain loyal and also wary of straying from the approved path, for their own sake as well as their families'.
I really feel sorry for the people of NK. They do love their country and their leader, but they are forced to do so and have no choice. If only the country would realize it would benefit by reforming... sigh...
Posted in: No. of Japanese abducted by N Korea much higher, report says
guuzendesuApr. 16, 2013 - 01:25PM JST
"Could be right wing extremists." That's a laugh! Why would right-wing extremists bomb a public event? Don't they want less government? Don't they want the right to keep their guns? Doing this would take away even more freedom than we've already lost. And let's not forget, there were bomb sniffing dogs all over the place. If a group was smart enough to make bombs that could get past tons of dogs and police, and smart enough to get them in place without being found, you're not talking about right wing extremists who are stupid enough to bomb a public event. But I'm sure the media will keep it open as a topic, and idiots will keep repeating it.
Posted in: 3 dead, 130 hurt after two bombs explode near Boston Marathon finish line
guuzendesuFeb. 12, 2013 - 10:35PM JST
You go, Serrano!
Great North Korea, you will stand forever as a gleaming monument to the way things should be!
Posted in: N Korea carries out nuclear test with explosive yield of 6-7 kilotons
guuzendesuFeb. 12, 2013 - 12:43PM JST
I can easily understand why there's so much debate on this issue. It's obvious that such a team player as China would never do something like that. They haven't done anything provocative in the past, especially not in the recent past. So to just blindly assume Japan isn't making this up is a mistake. After all, haven't they been making up all kinds of stuff lately? Um...haven't they? I'm sure they've made up something.
And China wouldn't do something like that. It would almost be like...taunting or something.
They don't do that sort of stuff.
Posted in: U.S. believes Japan on China radar incident
guuzendesuFeb. 03, 2013 - 12:03AM JST
This dispute is not just for political crap inside the two respective countries. This dispute is about China being able to board international ships in international waters, denying passage, and claiming immense valuable resources which a nuclear-shy Japan could really use badly if it wants to avoid building more reactors.
This issue is important.
Posted in: Abe vows to defend disputed islands from China
guuzendesuFeb. 01, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
I seriously doubt he's popular in ANY country...
Posted in: 'Gangnam Style' parody 'Gaijin Style' hits the web
guuzendesuFeb. 01, 2013 - 11:40AM JST
I know a Japanese woman whose fiance brought her a rose for no reason one day. She screamed, and then cried, from happiness. It was the first time anyone had given her flowers in her life. I can see why any Japanese woman would think the world of this. :)
Posted in: Japanese husbands shout their love for wives in public
guuzendesuJan. 29, 2013 - 11:27PM JST
I totally agree. It seems the title was saying "rich kids don't know much," but then the content was saying "rich kids are rich and successful" and "normal schools are lame."
...but I hope you read this quickly because I'm sure it will be removed by moderators as "off topic," like my comments about the idea of "underage" on the story of underage workers at an adult-oriented business. Completely off-topic.
Posted in: Why are so many super-rich children so out of it?
guuzendesuJan. 28, 2013 - 11:56PM JST
Hmm.... Interesting comment, traveller. Interesting, because it has nothing to do with the topic of the article. lol... rather strange...
Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on the future. It will be so amazing when stuff is actually utilized to its full potential. I've long thought that a person's main computer should be in their car. That way their stuff is always near, and the cars could network to provide a true, all-encompassing internet. Your phone and everything else would just connect through that.
Posted in: KDDI to hold 'FULL CONTROL YOUR CITY' campaign event
guuzendesuJan. 28, 2013 - 10:23PM JST
You can't very well arrest the clients of these places, because they should be able to expect that the girls have all been properly verified to be at least 18, regardless of how young they look. It's not a client's job to do background checks.
Posted in: 17 'relaxation' establishments raided; 76 high school girls in custody
guuzendesuJan. 24, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
It seems almost hilarious to me, in a way, that they "didn't want the child to live here illegally." WTF!!! lol... It's a baby born inside the country! lol... Stupid child, how could you try to sneak in here that way.......
Posted in: Tokyo's Setagaya Ward draws up rare certificate of residence for unregistered baby
guuzendesuJan. 24, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
Why would they spend so much just to launch a herring into space???
Posted in: Japan to launch spy satellite to monitor North Korea
guuzendesuJan. 20, 2013 - 01:54AM JST
Um...Is anyone really sure that kid is a boy? If it's a girl, doesn't the photo take on a whole new feel? (Pun intended.) I'm sure there are lots of girls who take baths with mom and they might just think of this as a playful pic substituting hands for clothes. While I'm not willing to do the research and find out, I'd just kind of think that if you're going to get a kid to hold a woman's breasts, the best thing you can do for yourself, legally speaking, is make it a girl, and let people assume it's a boy.
That's just my "what if".
Posted in: Police to investigate former AKB48 singer's 'child porn' picture
guuzendesuJan. 20, 2013 - 01:33AM JST
As you say, there's nothing new in what she says. HOWEVER... since China keeps pressing and pressing, and hoping that "a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth", the U.S. likewise needs to keep reiterating, "Look, we know what you're doing, and we will still be standing here no matter how long you push against the door."
Posted in: U.S. stands by Japan on island dispute with China
guuzendesuJan. 19, 2013 - 02:16PM JST
I'd say both sides are acting childish. But China trying to strongarm everyone into agreeing with them is the saddest thing. Perhaps Japan could offer to give them the islands in exchange for a signed agreement not grabbing the ocean for hundreds of miles around it, or splitting the resources 3 ways between the countries claiming them, or something. You KNOW no one really wants them, they just want the leverage and the resources that the location brings with it. Why won't they admit it?
However, bottom line, China can NOT grab those islands as a pretext for locking down international waters. The fact that that's exactly what they want (and all the profits) is reason enough to oppose them full force.
Posted in: Chinese media seize on Hatoyama's apology at Nanjing Massacre Memorial
guuzendesuJan. 18, 2013 - 09:27PM JST
@bicultural, Well said! You know, I don't care if it's because of AKB48 posters or just a proliferation of Hello Kitty phones, any reason the suicide rate decreases is good. I for one will just be glad this article is possible and leave it at that.
guuzendesuJan. 16, 2013 - 09:46PM JST
The issue is not with guns. People use knives and cars and just things lying around when guns aren't available. Mass killings happen everywhere. The problem is all the nut-cases society is producing. Before we put bandaids all over our bleeding society (and pay for all those bandaids), we should figure out where the hell we're going wrong, and fix that. I have a few ideas, but I won't bother mentioning since that would just be a whole new "off-topic" can of worms.
Posted in: NRA slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
guuzendesuJan. 15, 2013 - 10:56AM JST
Maybe the helicopters had parachutes...?
Posted in: Japan boosts defense of disputed islands
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Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
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