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marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 03:00PM JST
Suuure...because if it doesnt , that will be the end of Japan..or so does the great leader Shinzo and his LDP group of merry men tell us.
Surely , they wouldnt be making it up.
t , that will be the end of Japan..or so does the great leader Shinzo and his LDP group of merry men tell us.
Surely , they wouldn
Posted in: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?
marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 02:56PM JST
"??? It appears Germany is in the same boat except I would venture that since most European states are 'mature', they will not push the envelope like the two from East Asia."
Not even close...once again the difference is in the fact Germany owned up to its past while Japan didnt and continues with the "revisions" and denials. You know it , just dont want to admit it...thats all.
t and continues with the "revisions" and denials. You know it , just don
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
Awesome couple - good luck!
Posted in: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say, 'I do'
marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
Guess he gets the girls then..:-)
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marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
Jerseyboy - Kazuaki is right on this one, you have it backwards, it was the West that interfered in Ukrainian domestic politics first by clandestinly supporting the Right sector led coup after Yanukovich decided to back off the deal with EU and get closer to Russia ( instead of waiting for the next election to give the people a chance to vote Yanukovich out , if they so wished ).
It is not the version that our "free" western media peddles though. I`m not necessarily a great Putin Russia supporter but I like to call spade a spade.
@Laguna -You can pretend that it is not happening as much as you'd like, but that doesn't mean that it isn't. It just means that the lid will blow off that much higher when it goes.
Not pretending anything..the simple fact is majority of Russians support a tough, strongmen type leader like Putin because of the way he lifted Russia out of the gutter where that drunk Yeltsin put it and gave Russia back its sense of economic and international importance and because he generally improved their standards of living comparing to the Yeltsin years fiasco. Thats a simple fact and thats why Putin remains popular despite not being an exactly shining example of a democratic leader either.
Posted in: EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia
marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
"German high courts have already ruled on stoppage of compensation of individual claims and their government basically told the Greeks that they aren't getting a single Euro."
That doesn`t diminish the difference in the way Germany has dealt with its past for the past 70 years versus Japan one bit. This is pretty evident by the state of the official relations Germany has with its neighbors that were occupied by it during the WW2 ( Poland, Czech republic, France etc....) vs the state of relations Japan has.
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 10:18PM JST
"Methinks revolution is brewing in Russia as Putin ignores the requests for greater autonomy from other oblasts and sanctions start to bite."
You sure about that?
Putin,s popularity inside Russia is at record levels.
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 09:58PM JST
Well, "the victors were the judge , jury and the executioner " over in Germany as well and funny Germany doesn't have the same ongoing issues with her neighbors since the Germans faced up to what their war criminals did and have not since tried to whitewash, clarify and revisit " their guilty past, unlike Japan.
But of course the J nationalists always try to paint Japan as the unfairly treated victim, poorly done by the victors. Get real.
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 06:10PM JST
Oldman "Between South Korea, China, and the UN, will this nonsense and one sided narrow view of these things ever end? "
Lol...think you got that backwards....the only " one sided narrow view " of these things is coming from the J- ultra nationalists and their half a dozen supporters here on JT. But of course you guys know " the truth " and all the other countries plus UN have no idea do they?
Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 05:56PM JST
@Nigelboy " Look. I've been to balanced budget states and regions and the first thought that comes to mind is "when am I leaving this crap hole?"
Nonsense, I've been to Norway which is a great example as it is running a budget surplus and its an awesome place , not a " crap hole".
Seems you are just unable to admit any negative point about Japan regardless of the topic or how blatantly obvious it may be.
Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
Well played by the Filipinos.
Posted in: All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 05:36PM JST
Of course not,,,we must not allow the data to jeopardize the second tax raise....we should all be optimistic and happy about the fact everything is more expensive and everyone is spending less. Seriously, Abenomics is failing , third arrow ( the most important ) is non existent and the govt. clowns like Amari are just lying through their teeth, as usual.
Posted in: Amari: No need to be so pessimistic about household spending
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
I feel the sudden need to become more "charitable" :-)
Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'
marcelitoAug. 31, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
" Bruising debate " and similar " facing a.tough decision " type headlines are BS. The tax increase has been decided and that's it..the.blue.blood.politicians don't give a crap about the common guy, it's all about securing.some.more.revenue for ttheir cronies and companies, never.mind the sinking ship.
Btw, when the tax increase policy was agreed.on.by Noda and Abe, in exchange for the.increased " burden" on.public the politicians agreed to " self sacrifice " by cutting what was it, 80 seats from.the parliament to.show people they share in the belt tightening. As expected, that promise has gone mysteriously and eerily quiet. How unexpected..As usual the J-politicians will screw the public while they themselves are willing to sacrifice nothing...J-public,s reaction is the usual shooganai, gaman shinai.to" attitude and since.they will re elect the same old farts at the next election, nothing at all will change.
The longer I'm here the more.evident it is Japan has.no.capacity.for a truly meaningful and necessary change.
marcelitoAug. 30, 2014 - 12:19PM JST
"Let's see if the Europeans can join in solidarity with their Ukrainian brothers and sisters by making this little sacrifice."
Solidarity is nice , perhaps we should also show some solidarity to the people of Donetsk and Luhansk who have been getting bombed day and night by the Ukranian army with almost zero " outrage " by the West.
But I do like your suggestion about putting on a few extra jackets to survive the cold winter - maybe next time Japanese government comes scaremongering about a possible power shortage due to N - plant shutdown we should all just wear 3 jackets each and tell them and Tepco to take a hike.
Posted in: EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
marcelitoAug. 30, 2014 - 09:35AM JST
@darnname - I think it should be the pro nuke crowd supporting the "N power industry is still the cheapest and cleanest" myth that should be volunteering to.spend time in Fukushima instead. People on here are just pissed with Tepco whose incompetence,. arrogance and dishonesty has been reported and discussed ad nausea. If you were anywhere near Kanto on 3/11 you should have a clue why people in JT comment about Tepco the way they do.
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marcelitoAug. 29, 2014 - 10:59PM JST
All these nutters walking around wanting to stab someone then when they get caught they say crap like " I wanted to know what it would be like to stab someone " etc....
I suggest you stab yourself if you wanna know how it feels , wankers...
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marcelitoAug. 28, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
" Americans consider all Japanese nationals war criminals "
@ Yuri Otani - That's kind of a strange thing to say considering you are a Japanese living in the US , Yuri .....so you are saying your American neighbors consider you a war criminal?... A bit hard to believe.
marcelitoAug. 27, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
Who says JT readers can't find good things about Japan and only complain on here...this sounds great, where do we sign up for this worthwhile charity event.?..:-)
Posted in: Boob Aid: Porn queens to take part in 24-hour 'squeeze-a-thon'
marcelitoAug. 25, 2014 - 06:07PM JST
Well, parading POW,s might not rank high on list of " civilized behaviour, but neither does shelling apartment buildings and hospitals that the Ukraine army is undertaking. Btw, you got proof it was the rebels that shot it down? It seems more likely at this stage the Ukrainians shot it down to frame the rebels and justify hardening their campaign. In case people don't recall, the rebels co operated with the international investigation teams and accompanied them to the crash site number of times...Ukrainian army then suddenly intensified their ofensive in the immediate area resulting in the Australian/ Dutch team leaving the area. Kind of a strange.coincidence, isn't it.
Posted in: Ukraine defiant on national day; rebels parade captives
Sep. 01, 2014 - 10:41PM JST
Alcohol works temporarily.
Posted in: Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories
It's odd, your timeline mentions nothing about the $5 billion from the US, or the…
Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine
Sep. 01, 2014 - 10:39PM JST
In Singapore, there are also memorials to honor heroes who died fighting the Japanese. To Singaporeans,…
Posted in: With eye on Japan, China announces national 'Martyrs' Day'
Sep. 01, 2014 - 10:38PM JST
Let 'em show, let 'em show.
I'm one with the pervs and the otakus.
Let Dagestan and Chechnya and North Syria have their own states too.