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madmelApr. 26, 2013 - 03:59PM JST
No proof required, I would never trust the government to tell the truth about the levels or what they deep safe.....let me know when any of the nay Sayers here move their families on purpose into or near this disaster area...just because is is just perfect there.
Posted in: Court rejects demand to evacuate children from city in Fukushima
madmelApr. 16, 2013 - 03:14PM JST
That is actually the main problem with ESL training...they worry WAY to much about grammar in the beginning when the skill of pronouncing words clearly so an English only speaker understands the person is far more useful. The main point is communication. Grammar does not need to be correct to communicate but clarity is paramount. I went into a Chinese restaurant and the whole time I was dealing with the waiter I had no problem talking with her heavy accent as I have an ear for it...my Mother did not understand one word the waitress spoke..yet her grammar was perfect. This happens A LOT ...
Posted in: Why do some native English speakers use broken or grammatically incorrect English, when trying to communicate with someone who isn't a native English speaker, but who may understand some English? Do they think that somehow broken English is easier to understand?
madmelApr. 15, 2013 - 11:40AM JST
I have nothing against eating any animal however to rape the planet of various animals (in this case oceanic mammals) until extinction is sheer madness. I have Japanese acquaintances who have the "I will eat what I want" attitude. Yet they cannot justify why their nation is to stupid to figure out how to feed themselves in a way that doesn't require various species genocide? A third world nation ok I get it but a first world nation like Japan....grab a brain.
Posted in: Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at U.N. world court
madmelApr. 15, 2013 - 11:19AM JST
lol Eppee....with some non English speakers we cannot or we simply give up as we are the ones who get frustrated when we cannot get a point across. Not very polite I will agree but sometimes you only have so much time to get through to someone. Our biggest fault is speed of speech that has lots of idioms and slang. We have many Japanese living here near Banff AB Canada and I am always reminding my staff that that blank stare you get is not stupidity....its their brain straining to figure out what the heck you just said. Conversely I can understand someones broken English better than anyone at my shop.... Have any Japanese people on this thread ever visited Newfoundland Canada? If so HOW did you get by? I cannot even understand half the English spoken out there.
madmelApr. 10, 2013 - 10:19PM JST
Well it's about time Japan entered the early 90's....my first trip to Japan 10 years ago was soooooo gross as all the wonderful restaurants and coffee houses where always full of wretched smoke. No eating or drinking establishment give a shit about the non smoker so the laws are leveling the playing field since no one would take the initiative....now why is there not as many over regulations regarding child restraints in cars!?
Posted in: Have Japan’s anti-smoking laws gone too far?
madmelApr. 02, 2013 - 03:51PM JST
Why do all these new fighter jets in various courtries are looking at buying...suck?...or at least a load of people say they suck? Total reinvention of the wheel seems unneded for a conventional fighter. Why don't they just evolve/update the existing hardware that seems to work fine (to an ignorant non-military person like me) like the F14 & f18??
Posted in: Japan's military chief says F-35 is best fighter
madmelMar. 30, 2013 - 03:14PM JST
badman you stated it very well..more elegant than I did. The fact remains if two gay people love each other then go for it, it's non of my damn business. I am a hetro btw afroengineer and I support equality for all "humans' sounds like you might have a closet case of bestiality brewin there yourself....where did that crap come from???
Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?
madmelMar. 26, 2013 - 12:23PM JST
It's non of the nay Sayers business....if you don't like it tough shit. I can think of way more dysfunctional disgusting hetro couples than I can gay ones. But then again it's NONE of my business who loves who!!! This is not a discussion in a modern world it's just part of someones life. I am way to busy with my own life to worry or give a damn about who marries who. If you do have your nickers in a knot then you have WAY to much freakin time on your hands...go get another job, hobby or something...
madmelJan. 06, 2013 - 12:42AM JST
From what I have seen as I get to know other nations world knowledge is that selective historical teachings are the norm. Nations have pride and the horrible things that military personnel have done are embarrassing and damaging. Living in the horrific/negative past can hinder moving productively into the future. It's also human nature to forget the negative. It's important to know history but dwelling there will be so unproductive for any nation.
Posted in: S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses
madmelDec. 26, 2012 - 09:23AM JST
This baby does deserve a much better life and by the actions of the mother the childs life has just taken a huge step up "after" being found. In Calgary a abandoned mom (from the Canadian father who was a scumbag) left in the shadows let her little one of a few months old starve to death as she didn't know where to turn and obviously had a mental health issue (possibly triggered by postpartum depression a very destructive problem)....even a very "social" country has lots of safety nets but if you don't know how to leap into the net you (or your (unborn)child) will never get help... I would suspect a terrified and extremely naive teen is the mom....
Posted in: Newborn girl found in bag near highway in Saitama
madmelSep. 21, 2012 - 10:26PM JST
Gogogo...what is a yak (other than a ungulate in Tibet)? I am sure Apple can simply block those serial numbers from accessing iTunes or any other thing to do with Apple....probably lead the police right to the person if they are stupid enough to use a contract sim in it that would have all their personal info attached to it)
Posted in: 226 iPhone 5 handsets stolen in Japan
madmelAug. 16, 2012 - 10:30PM JST
Hmmm I have lost a lot of respect for S-Korea over this one....it is very disrespectful to these victims to use this as political posturing. It's very well documented about Japans apologies for the Warlord like actions of the Imperial Army.... people sure forget how the people and the civilian government had no desire for a lot of what happened in WWII....unlike Germany where the civilian government and military rule where one in the same. It's just sad pages from the human story about sex slavery type activities that happen during every war in our history...some of us men are just pigs and hopefully our civility will correct that. Why do people insist on living in the dark past that has no relevance to modern ideals and people? I have never heard of such BS coming from the German neighbors....at least not in the past 20 years. Could be my ignorance but I just don't recall it.
Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to resolve wartime sex slavery issue
madmelJul. 23, 2012 - 07:51PM JST
Well Schopenhauer hit the nail on the head....get out of Japan and let them defend them selves! Bravo that is the best thing I have heard in a long time. I know many a tax payer in the US that would like to know why they piss money away on a military base that is not on US soil. If something comes up in SE Asia they can have one or more of their monstrous air craft carriers there quick enough.
As for the Ospray...what does this thing do any better than a helicopter for more money?
Posted in: Protests as 12 Osprey aircraft arrive at Iwakuni
madmelJul. 05, 2012 - 10:02PM JST
I have always enjoyed toms movies as I can separate his personal freakish life from the profession. He is a weirdo it sure seems...when Katie was forced to have a "silent birth" I though ok he has done it again. Now he is hooking his kid up to some electronic gizmo and drilling them with stuff like "have you lied to a teacher"... Nuts the guy is really nuts. How did that Scientology cult become a religion anyhow?
Posted in: Tom Cruise under fire at 50
madmelJul. 03, 2012 - 01:07PM JST
Whaling is socially, environmentally, economically and intellectually DUMB! To use the excuse i that its "part of the culture" is equally retarded. Lets see do you still have Katana wielding Samurai roaming the street cutting down any one who dare walk in their path? NO...take a reality pill and catch up with the last century people!
Posted in: Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
madmelJul. 01, 2012 - 01:27AM JST
She is obviously mentally challenged or a bottom feeder of the intellectual gene pool...poor kids. This once again screams how the Japanese system of excluding fathers after divorce and no joint custody is WRONG!!! Another parent can detect these problems and intervene. Also in our country the first "accident" at her negligence would have had her on the radar of Childrens Services. In fact they would probably take her children and monitor her. We have a (sometimes over zealous) protection agency for Children here do they not have such a thing in Japan?
Posted in: Baby dead 'for a day' as mother chats on Internet forums
madmelJun. 25, 2012 - 10:47AM JST
DNA???? give me a break. "this is Japan"!!! and that means what? Guess what, the nails that stick up are less frequently getting hammered down in Japan and individuality can spread its wings in the wrong direction sometimes and result in these unfortunate incidence. Parents who are the most iron fisted are often the ones who get the most rebellion from teens and I have a few dead friends because parents pushed discipline to far. There is no cookie cutter recipe for parent hood so cut the crap about the parents. Young teens are far more worldly and street wise that I probably was 5 years their senior back in the early 80's. Teens are damn smart but not skilled at life don't insult their intelligence with this crap that any bad decision they make is their parents fault....what a load. My kids will do the same thing and I will have more grey hair because I know the crazy, dumb, fun stuff I did behind my parents back. I am not going to lock my kids in a box until adult hood and neither should you.
Posted in: 3 die in Saitama scooter crash
madmelJun. 25, 2012 - 10:42AM JST
To all the ignorant that think a criminal (in car or otherwize) should be let go during the action of any crime I am shocked. If someone is robing your house or raping a loved one we should just let them go and catch them later .....YEA RIGHT. This guy needed to be stopped and the police did what they where hired to do. It was an accident and the speeding driver is to blame for the speed and the chase. The police will get no satisfaction from this arrest unfortunately due to the outcome but they got the jerk off the roads. Unless you have worn a badge and been out there protecting the general public you have NO IDEA! Not every police officer is perfect but this time they did their job the best they could. RIP Shimizu sama.
Posted in: Car being chased by police slams into another vehicle, killing driver
madmelJun. 23, 2012 - 10:01PM JST
Usagito Saru & Tmarie,
You actually think their parents knew they where not home in bed??? Come on you cannot be that naive. My parents didn't know I was sneaking out at night ...usually! ; ) Well there are way more disobedient teens out there than you realize. Thomas hit the actual reason, biology....a teens brain has not developed to that stage to truly understand the impact of their actions without experiencing the results first hand.
madmelJun. 22, 2012 - 09:28PM JST
Yea like it was bad parenting...lol NOT we are all extremely stupid when teens just most of us are lucky enough to survive our dumbness. RIP un-lucky ones.
Micheal Rhian Driscoll
May. 24, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
As opposed to forcing women to be prostitutes?
Posted in: Korean 'comfort women' cancel meeting with Hashimoto
May. 24, 2013 - 07:12PM JST
Inose is not talking about DST at all. He is talking about permanent change in time…
Posted in: Gov't considers setting clock ahead by two hours
May. 24, 2013 - 07:10PM JST
Clearly none of those 26000 people ever lived in Japan or I suspect it would have…
Posted in: Germany most popular country in the world; Japan No. 4: BBC poll
May. 24, 2013 - 07:08PM JST
The culture of Scandinavia and the cultures of the Islamic world in the Mideast and North…
Posted in: Cars, schools torched in 5th night of Stockholm riots
May. 24, 2013 - 07:04PM JST
Good work Googling or Wiki-ing the latest background info -- much of which contradicts your…
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks