kurumazaka's past comments

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    kurumazaka

    "I wanna be elected!" "Billion Dollar Babies:"' what an album! Maybe Alice can dedicate "Sick Things" to congress while he's at it. His is certainly the only campaign shirt I would wear this cycle.

    Posted in: Rocker Alice Cooper launches White House bid

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    kurumazaka

    Agree with Kaz. Biden done screwed up with that quip. Successfully pissed off all sides of the spectrum. Validates team Abe's position by re-insulting their national pride while simultaneously undercutting the oppositions efforts to portray the Constitution as Japanese with former PM Shidehira playing the prominent role regarding Article 9. All this from a speech that was not centered on Japan. Rather inexcusable carelessness.

    Posted in: Biden's remark on Japan's constitution raises eyebrows

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    kurumazaka

    Defense Minister Tomomi Inada...You gotta go back to GW Bush sending John Bolton to the UN to find a such an intentionally offensive appointment. Thank you Mr. PM! Here's hoping we all don't pay dearly for your enlightened decision.

    Posted in: Abe picks revisionist Inada as defense minister in cabinet reshuffle

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    kurumazaka

    Was just told Inada is going to be Defense minister. There goes that gradual warming of relations with China...Abe is waving a big middle finger at the whole damned world with this one.

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    kurumazaka

    Ghoniem,

    Mark901 You should take into consideration,Abe and LDP won elections and got the majority by free democratic elections,Japanese voted for them,this simply means supporting and backing.These is a fact we should not forget nor jump on,no matter who likes or hate.

    1: The LDP did not campaign on Constitutional Revision. Do you deny this?

    2: LDP members were forbidden from discussing the subject at all. Do you deny this?

    3: LDP members would not discuss the draft constitution even when directly asked. Do you deny this?

    4: The broadcast media was virtually silent regarding 1-3 until the results of the election were apparent. (Do you not find that "odd?"

    5: For the week prior, NHK in particular barely acknowledged that an election was even taking place. (Once again, do you not find that "odd?")

    6: The moment the LDP realized the magnitude of their victory, they immediately called it a "mandate for constitutional revision," though they never publicly acknowledged that revision was even on the table. (Do you feel this is honest and honorable?)

    So please, tell us how this election was "free and fair" by rebutting the above points. Perhaps you could refer us to an election in a supposedly democratic country where an issue of monumental importance, such as the fundamental alteration of the supreme law of the land, was ignored by that country's mass media?

    Note: To none of the above points is "Shinzo Abe is the greatest ever!" a valid answer.

    Posted in: Ultraconservative lobby Nippon Kaigi backs constitution revision

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    Yeah Right, uh....don't think that's exactly the kind of revision Abe has in mind... My, this timing is interesting... Best wishes to you, Tenno Heika!

    Posted in: Emperor has expressed desire to abdicate in a few years, NHK reports

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    kurumazaka

    That's pretty damned cool! Vocalist is quite impressive and the whole concept just works!

    Posted in: Wagakki Band’s newest video 'Strong Fate' might just be the most epic one yet

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    kurumazaka

    Wc, no I didn't. I never commented at all about Berdoo. What the hell are you talking about?

    Posted in: 5 Dallas police officers killed, 6 wounded at protest

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    kurumazaka

    Gimme a break, Wc626. Ain't no way those guys are BLM. They are hard core militants who've been waiting for their justification. And they got it over the past couple days. Don't frigging blame BLM for this.

    Posted in: 5 Dallas police officers killed, 6 wounded at protest

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    kurumazaka

    Bullfighter, as reprehensible as I find your sides tactics to be, I honestly appreciate that straight answer. Was expecting a denial. Thank you. For real.

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    kurumazaka

    For you, Bullfighter, a quote from a man who in 1900, so elequantly presented the finer aspects of this country's culture to the outside world, the great Nitobe Inazo. These are the first two sentences of Chapter 3, from "Bushido." I'm guessing you've heard of it.

    Here we discern the most cogent precept in the code of the samurai. Nothing is more loathsome to him than underhand dealings and crooked undertakings."

    I'm sure Mr. Nitobe would find the conduct of the ruling coalition and its noble supporters most honorable, don't you think? Or does "bait and switch" not meet your criteria of "underhanded and crooked?"

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    Ricky, you should advise them to go join the SDF while they still have a choice about which branch/rate they want. Tell them what it actually means to be drafted. Some might realize it's even more "mendo kusai" than bothering to vote...

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    Now, China is building artificial island close to Japan, and you have North Korea firing off missiles, and making threats. Under these circumstances, I have no problem with the Government amending the constitution. It seems all the anti change protesters, seem to leave that current fact untold.

    No friend, it's not because they ignore China. It's because they understand this groups core philosophy. I know a number of people who are for revising Article 9 who say no way this group should be allowed anywhere near the constitution. Their ambitions go far beyond Article 9.

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    kurumazaka

    Interesting point CH3CHO. I certainly hope you are right!

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    I'm sorry but I just don't believe these polls. Go witness an opposition campaign event. It ain't, as much as Kyodo, NHK or Yomiuri would like you to believe, "business as usual." These LDP aligned organizations are flagrantly attempting to influence the outcome of this election. They are part and parcel of the LDP machine and not worthy of your trust. These polls are being released to break the spirit of the opposition and those critical of the Abe vision for Japan. They are specifically designed to convince the public that resistance is futile. And a large number of people are coming to realize that. Just have to hope enough people have had their eyes opened. Gotta admit, the bad guys have run a pretty damned impressive disinformation campaign. Utterly reprehensible and without a shred of honor, but impressive nonetheless.

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    kurumazaka

    I'm with CH3CHO. That beautiful draft constitution that the ruling party refuses to discuss and that so much of the media refuses to call them out on. With a few exceptions, media silence on this issue could easily be seen as complicity. Outside of Mainchi/TBS, Tokyo Shimbun and (sometimes) Asahi, this country's mass media is guilty of dereliction of duty on a staggering scale and is truly beneath contempt.

    Posted in: What do you think are the main issues in Sunday's Upper House election?

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    kurumazaka

    Miyake Yohei drew 10,000 in Shibuya on Saturday evening: not a peep about it in the major media.

    Posted in: Lower voting age leaves many wondering: 'Where's Japan's Bernie Sanders?'

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    kurumazaka

    Miyake Yohei, if he manages to get elected...dude is drawing some serious crowds while the media pretends he doesn't exist

    Posted in: Lower voting age leaves many wondering: 'Where's Japan's Bernie Sanders?'

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    kurumazaka

    F4HA604,

    I came to Japan because I like this country for what it is as a result of Japanese people running things as they see fit. If Japan changes, in what direction and to what degree is their choice

    Good point, but who are you referring to with "their choice?" The citizens of this country? The ruling coalition is going all out to hide their "social vision " for this country until they have the numbers to make it the Supreme Law of the Land. If you're talking about the citizens of Japan, all us "whiners" also believe it should be "their choice." It isn't, and that is what we are "whining" about.

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    kurumazaka

    To the best of my knowledge Nobuteru is nowhere near the hyper nationalist his dad is. Supposedly they clashed quite fiercely on those issues. Koike on the other hand might be even worse than Shintaro, if a bit more elegant about it. If I have to choose between them it's Nobuteru hands down. Hopefully Minshinto can run somebody who can actually win.

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