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realistApr. 03, 2014 - 09:01PM JST
The UN is an increasinfly irrelevant orgwnisation. It should be disbanded. I especially do not beleive anything that UN "scientists" have to say, about any subject. Fukushima has and will continue to cause cancers. I wonder what these pple were paid to say this? Disgraceful. Untrue.
Posted in: Fukushima meltdown unlikely to cause many cancers: U.N. scientists
realistApr. 02, 2014 - 11:17PM JST
There has been no "global warming" since 1996, and counting. All their prophecies of doom until now have been sheer alarmist nonsense, so why should anyone take any notice of this latest drivel from the IPCC, a UN Political Lobbyist group, headed by an Indian former railwayman?
Posted in: U.N. author says draft climate report alarmist; pulls out of team in Yokohama
realistApr. 02, 2014 - 11:04PM JST
Small wonder there are no comments about this annual charade of nonsense.
Posted in: Lights off for Earth Hour
realistApr. 02, 2014 - 11:02PM JST
Not surprised by this news. The EUSSR is a dictatorship, where dissent is not allowed, ruled by unelected "presidents whom no one knows,and by their faceless and unaccountable eurocrats.
Posted in: Greece bans protests at EU ministers' meetings
realistApr. 02, 2014 - 10:58PM JST
Obama claims 7 million have signed up for Obamacare. I simply don't believe that, and even if its true, given the 300 million population the figure of 7 million is an epic failure, just like his presidency. The worst president in US history, presiding over a government which spies on all its citizens, and the rest of us as well. What a sad and bankrupt place the US has become under him and his Marxist cronies.
Posted in: Obama cheers 7 mil health care sign-ups
realistApr. 02, 2014 - 10:49PM JST
All species are divided into male and female. Its been like that since the Beginning. Courts and governments cannot decide these things. Itsdecided by Nature. While there are a few mixed up people around, this decision by an Australian Court is one of the most nonsensical I have ever heard. What next from the "gay" agenda? This is quite disgusting. Our human society is going down the plughole when governments and courts are legislating sickening political correctness to make the unnatural the norm, even trying to remove words from our vocabulary. Genesis 1:27 ..."male and female He created them." Sorry, but there just is no "third gender" in that list.
Posted in: Australia's top court recognizes 'gender neutral' sex category
realistMar. 31, 2014 - 11:26PM JST
The Chairman of the UN's IPCC is a former railwayman, from India. Hardly an expert on climate, as are most of the others comprising this unelected alarmist quango, which is more political than scientific.
There has been no "global warming" since 1997, 14 years ago, yet they are still spewing out this bunkum. The computer modelling used by many of the so called scientific "experts" is severely flawed, and did not foresee the current global cooling.
This report merely repeats what this alarmist group has been saying for years, but they have left some of the more extreme predictions out, namely: Snow would disappear from the Earth by 2013, more women would turn to prostitution because of climate change, and more people would take up golf in Canada because of it! We can't have that terrible consequence, now, can we?
Climate change has been around since the dawn of time, and there is nothing to fear from it. Decarbonising the Earth means the end of civilisation. There is absolutely no need to panic about "rising levels of CO2." The amount produced by human activities is very small compared to what is produced through nature. Enough of this idiotic scare mongering. It is becoming more ridiculous by the day. The IPCC, and its parent, the UN, should be disbanded, then we will have a lot less hot air the world.
Posted in: Climate change boosts risk of war, hunger, floods: U.N. report
realistMar. 30, 2014 - 12:35PM JST
There has been no "global warming" since 1997. That is why the alarmists have changed the terminology to "climate change."
More and more people have caught on to the giant scam. The fact is that science has nothing to do with. "consensus," which is a political term. Environmentalists with a Marxist agenda are the biggest threat to the planet at the moment. There is absolutely nothing to fear from "climate change," since it has been around for a very long time. The Earth has been through countless climate changes, and has survived, without our help. I love the environment, and hate to see it being destroyed by useless, unreliable and extremely expensive Wind Farms, which I am being forced to pay for through "Green" taxes. The IPCC is a political, rather than a scientific organisation. You need to take what they say with a large pinch of salt.
Posted in: U.N. panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming
realistMar. 29, 2014 - 01:56PM JST
Since the dawn of time and the creation of the first human beings, marriage has been a sacred union between one man and one woman, who form a family through their union and the procreation of children. There is no earthly reason to change that. Homosexuals have been discriminated against and brutalised in the past, but these days there is more tolerance and in many places they are free to live their lives in peace, and practice their lifestyle choice. Civil Partnerships were introduced in the UK several years ago, which gave same sex couples the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples with regard to property, etc. Why the need for homosexual "marriage?"
Same sex couples cannot physically procreate children, so they will always be different from married heterosexual couples. They can never be "equal" in that respect. Like it or not, the dominant world view of marriage is a union between a man and a woman.
Same sex couples have the right to live in peace, free from harassment like the rest of mankind, in many places. However, the constant stream of "in your face" aggressive attitudes, flaunting their sexuality and lifestyle, can and does put many people off them and their lifestyle choices.
Redefining traditional marriage in any country is not a good thing.
Posted in: Gay marriage becomes legal in England and Wales
realistMar. 04, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
"We Japanese feel pain when we lie." What effrontery and utter nonsense. This idiot claims to speak for all Japanese. He does not. The basic problem with him and his ilk, which includes many Japanese politicians and those in NHK, is that they have neither recognised nor repented of the past evils committed in the name of Emperor Hirohito, especially in China and Korea. People of many nations suffered from Japanese brutality before and during the Second World War. This man proves himself to be a speaker of untruths by this very utterance. Without repentance, there is no remission or forgiveness of sins. These racist, xenophobic ultra right wing Japanese politicians are intent on repeating the evils of the past, while the average Japanese seems to be in a comatose state of mind while this is going on around them. Is World War III just around the corner? Tokyo may not be hosting the 2020 Olympics after all. These people are leading the clueless average Japanese to destruction once again.
Posted in: Japanese lawmakers call for revision of wartime sex slavery apology
realistMar. 01, 2014 - 07:43PM JST
While extreme right wing nutcase politicians continue to hanker for the good old days of Imperial Japan, continue to deny the past, continue to whitewash the history books they teach Japanese children, continue to rewrite history and deny the Nanjing Massacre, and continue to visit the Yasukuni Shrine of Hate to worship war criminals and the deluded young men they forced to become suicide bombers, then they can expect nothing but antagonism from their neighbours, whom they so viciously brutalised before and during World War II.
Posted in: Japan says it is puzzled by new China WWII national days
realistMar. 01, 2014 - 09:47AM JST
Its good to see more and more people waking up to the fact that for years the biased mass media have been spinning the lying propaganda about "global warming." The theories have been exposed as being mostly conjecture, based in flawed science, and in some cases there has been deliberate deception and fraud. The Climategate Scandal in Britain a few years ago is an example of this. Scientists need money for their research, and will stop at nothing to get it, in some cases.
Al Gore made billions out of the scam, as did others. The environmentalist movement has become increasingly Marxist in its ideology. Dissenting or questioning voices have been threatened or sacked from university positions if they dare to question the quasi religious dogma surrounding "global warming" and the alarmist predictions accompanying it. It has become a religion, the Church of Climatology. Unbelievers are threatened with jihad for their unbelief, and called all sorts of names. We all know that name-calling is the last resort of those who have lost the argument.
We are all being told that we must "change our lifestyles" in order to "save the planet." That is Marxist speak for anti human, anti capitalist and anti industrialist policies. CO2, the very lifeblood of the planet, has been demonised as a "pollutant" when the exact opposite is the fact. Without CO2, neither we nor the planet could survive, yet the Marxist environmentalists tell us we must "decarbonise" in order to "save the planet." It is nonsense, and worse, it is criminal. The planet has survived millions of years of climate changes and fluctuating temperatures, thank you very much. The last 150 years of industrialisation is but a moment when compared with the long history of climate changes and CO2 fluctuations on the earth.
The "global warming" terminology has been changed to "climate change recently, because of the past 17 years of global cooling. Even members of the IPCC are becoming skeptical. Science itself is all about asking questions, and being skeptical. To suggest that " the debate is over" and "the science is settled" as Obama and others like Prince Charles have done recently shows that these people are ignorant of the facts and are willing to sacrifice their countries and their people for unscientific lies, emanating from one of the greatest frauds and scams the world has ever known. Enough is enough. Time to ditch useless wind turbines and revert to good old fossil fuels. Time to put "global warming" theory in the dustbin of history.
Posted in: U.N. report sees $1.45 tril global warming cost: Japanese media
realistMar. 01, 2014 - 12:55AM JST
There has been no "global warming" since 1996, and counting. The amount of CO2 produced asa. Result of human activity is minute, compared to what nature produces. The climate changes, as it has done for tens of thousands of years.
The IPCC is a political lobby group, not a scientific organisation. This report, like all the others before it, is climate alarmism without any basis in real scientific fact. There is no evidence to support their wild claims. The climate models used by fraudulent "scientists" is based in failed and flawed co puter modelling. Ey told us we would not have snow on the planet by 2013, and the US has just had the coldest winter in years. They told us the ice caps were melting, but there has been a 69-65% increase in ice on the caps. They are frauds, as is the "theory" of "global warming." Nothing new under the sun, and nothing new in nature, either. The earth has seen it all before, and survived. It is because of stupid Green Marxist agendas and policies that there are food shortages, nothing to do with climate. This report is bunkum, and should be ignored. The world has eoken up to the scam and the fraud, propagated recently by Al Gore, Obama and Prince Charles, known for talking to his plants and wanting to do wierd things with tampons.
realistFeb. 21, 2014 - 08:55PM JST
Mori was a disaster as Prime Minister of Japan. Always known for opening his gob and putting both feet right in. A very bad choice for the Tokyo Olympics. His English is appalling, too. Remember how he made a mistake addressing President Clinton, by confusing "Who are you?" with "How are you?" Clinton's response was priceless. "I'm Hillary's husband, who are you?" The further reply from Mori was totally hilarious. "Me, too!"
A man like this should not be anywhere near the Tokyo Olympics. He will be a laughing stock.
Posted in: Mori slammed for critical remarks about Asada
realistFeb. 21, 2014 - 08:50PM JST
One of the saddest sights in Japan. Each "jizo" represents an aborted baby.i can think of more appropriate terminology than the sick political correctness of the word 'unborn' for this. The scourge of modern society. One good thing regarding this in Japan, though, is that the babies are recognises as babies, even though they are aborted. In America and other western countiries the aborted babies are thrown into trash cans at the back of the abortion factories. Its been reported recently that in New York City alone each year over 34,000 children of African Americans are disposed of im this way, and that figure is more thsm the live births. What a sick world we live in.
Posted in: For unborn children
realistJan. 28, 2014 - 10:45PM JST
"The data will be used by scientists to study climate change." That says it all. More propaganda about non existent "global warming," and more demonisation of CO2. More lies and more fraud.
Posted in: U.S.-Japan satellite to study global rain, snow
realistJan. 28, 2014 - 10:43PM JST
Abe wants to revise the history books? Well, there's a surprise...not.
Nothing new here. The LDP always tried to rewrite history and conceal the truth about Japan's wicked past from its young people. Sadly, they have all but succeeded, producing generations of brainwashed sheeple, who cannot question anything or think for themselves. History will repeat itself.
Posted in: Japan revises teaching manuals, says disputed islands its territory
realistJan. 28, 2014 - 10:38PM JST
Hillary Clinton was a disaster as Secretary of State, hust like Obsma has been a disaster as president. Time for rral change. Both Hillary and Obama shoild be impeached over their many failings, especially Benghazi. Let the Democrats put her up for election of they like. The American people will speak loudly come election time, unless the voting is rigged again, and she will be consigned, with her husband, to the dustbin of history, where she belongs.
Posted in: Three years before vote, Clinton machine gears up
realistJan. 27, 2014 - 07:10AM JST
Comfort Women = Sex Slaves.
Enough of political correctness disease. Call a spade a spade. This idiot is not fit to be Head of NHK, orHead of anything.
Time for him to return to the Institution he obviously escaped from.
People like him are the reason NHK is a discredited organisation. Another reason why I will NEVER pay money to this organisation.
He should not resign, he should be booted out.
Posted in: New NHK head's 'comfort women' remark stirs controversy
realistJan. 20, 2014 - 05:58PM JST
If you click on the video on this website, it says "This video is private." Japanese, or JT censorship at its best. However, if you view directly on Youtube, you can see it in all its racist, xenophobic stereotypical stupidity. I have flown with ANA a lot in the past. Wouldn't dream of flying with them ever again. If this is a true reflection of ANA company policy, then I will not be giving my money to these bigots again. I am offended, not just by the stupid nose and wig, but also by the Japanese ethnocentrism displayed in this ad. People who still bleat on about "We Japanese" and "I am a Japanese, this is the way we are" belong to the distant past, not the 21st century. If Japan wants to be truly "international" then it must abandon this nonsensical and archaic way of thinking and join the real world. Big thumbs down for ANA. They need to pull this advert now.
Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:20AM JST
I remember this too. It was awful. I hope against hope they have the right guy.
Posted in: Man in his 30s being questioned over murder of 7-year-old girl in 2005
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:13AM JST
Japanese tradition and culture? Fish and seafood. Not meat eating. They had protein from seafood. There…
Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program
Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
Where did you make the comparison between your job and that of a homeroom teacher?…
Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s
Apr. 17, 2014 - 11:59PM JST
Didn't see it in theater but I was curious so I bought it on blu-ray. I…
Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week
Apr. 17, 2014 - 11:55PM JST
Where a business is strategically important and theres a hope the money can be earned back,…
Posted in: When big companies look like they are going under, should governments use tax money to bail them out?