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lucabrasiMar. 03, 2015 - 08:57AM JST
I'm sure Abe's taking notes....
Posted in: China state media stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
lucabrasiMar. 03, 2015 - 01:03AM JST
"There are 365 days in a year; why set one day apart? "
Tried that line when I forgot the wife's birthday last year. Didn't work ; (
Posted in: And now for White Day
lucabrasiMar. 03, 2015 - 12:06AM JST
"Great Britain is not part of Europe...."
It's a part of the UK, and the UK is a member nation of the European Union. So actually it is a part of Europe.
Posted in: Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
lucabrasiMar. 02, 2015 - 06:26PM JST
Fair point, but the UK fee is basically double the Japanese.
You get what you pay for....
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you
lucabrasiMar. 02, 2015 - 01:19AM JST
"Jerry-rigged" dates back to at least 1870. So no.
Your idea of race seems to be confused with nationality.
But I wish you well in your attempt to make a life in Wales. The English-haters are just a sad, self-loathing minority. Forget them ; )
Posted in: Have you ever experienced racism or sexual harassment? If so, what did you do about it at the time?
lucabrasiMar. 01, 2015 - 11:14PM JST
"... they started to kill civilians out of despair."
Really? My own reaction to despair is to curl up in the foetal position and wait till the feeling passes, maybe with the aid of a bottle or two of cheap red.
Going out and killing innocent people wouldn't help much, I don't think.
Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
lucabrasiMar. 01, 2015 - 08:35PM JST
"Man Kills Mother" doesn't necessarily imply that she was his own mother.
Posted in: Son kills mother and bites own tongue after calling police
lucabrasiMar. 01, 2015 - 06:59PM JST
＂... nobody here cant (sic) even speak it."
Or write it....
Posted in: English school commercial as likely to make kids terrified as bilingual
lucabrasiMar. 01, 2015 - 04:40PM JST
Yep. I lasted four days, years ago. Utterly unscrupulous, unprofessional bunch. I heard that at one point they had management out in the street in front of the train station, asking any passing foreign-looking person to come inside and teach for them.
The contract I was offered included a clause to the effect that if I got sick, I'd have to pay them 10,000 yen every day I missed. The clincher was when I objected to such a ridiculous condition... " Okay, cross it out then, before you sign."
To be fair though, I've heard they've improved enormously in recent years.
lucabrasiMar. 01, 2015 - 03:47PM JST
Exactly. Glad somebody has a sense of the equivalence of the horrors perpetrated by all the imperialists, of whatever nationality.
lucabrasiMar. 01, 2015 - 02:20PM JST
Deliberate mass starvation, brutal massacres, rape and torture... I learnt nothing at school of what went on under British rule in Ireland, East Africa or India.
But strangely I learnt plenty about Japanese atrocities in the Far East.
It's not only Japan who needs to take a long hard look at herself....
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 05:54PM JST
Not "our" realms. Their royal highnesses' realms. Don't kid yourself.
Posted in: Welcome William
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 05:36PM JST
I'd recommend buttering your toast before you put eggs on top.
It's easier that way! : )
Posted in: Cholesterol no longer a concern: U.S. experts
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
"Boring officials" don't get banned from standing for election by frightened regimes.
Putin might have gone to far this time. The hitherto fragmented opposition to Putin are going to unify around this.
Posted in: Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 05:07PM JST
No. I wasn't emphasising religion for a minute. I just thought the "Beam me up" line was so obvious.
Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
Amazed nobody's said it yet, but I guess the Good Lord finally decided to beam him up.
RIP : (
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 04:33PM JST
Why the "shock"?
On the video we saw weeks ago, he is clearly male and, for anyone who knows their UK accents, clearly from London.
Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 11:51AM JST
I'll remember that one next time I'm talking to a Texan redneck....
Posted in: Nine dead after Missouri mass murder
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
"A small section must not be magnified."
Agreed. We need to look at the whole story. Including the reason why the white elites in the west decided that yellow folk weren't allowed to establish an empire like they did. Thus causing the Pacific War.
Posted in: Anti-Japan protest in Seoul
lucabrasiFeb. 28, 2015 - 11:38AM JST
Remember the scene from "The Office" where Gareth gets all outraged at a pub quiz?
The question was "What race is Spock?"' the answer "Vulcan". Gareth's fury was brilliant: "No, no. Half Vulcan,half human!"
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:30PM JST
Neocon buzzwords such as "Diversity" and "Gender equality" are racist and unequal because it selects people…
Posted in: Toyota names first foreign VP in diversity push
Kobe White Bar Owner
Posted in: Woman arrested for attempting to kill her 13-year-old son
Singqpore does not tolerate nonsense. A lot of places could learn a thing or two from…
Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:28PM JST
The most powerful person in the world is coming to visit Japan, yaay!
Posted in: Michelle Obama's trip to Japan, Cambodia finalised
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:26PM JST
Seems appropriate for vandalism. I loath vandals.
You realize the Vandals were an East Germanic tribe…