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samwattersMay. 04, 2016 - 06:35AM JST
"Thanks to comments like this, Trump's fans confirm all related critiques."
Get used to it, pal. The Left's days of getting to libel and smear with no push-back are over. In your small world where everyone who disagrees with you is a "bigot" or "racist" or some other unflattering term you may be suprised to see how outnumbered you are come November.
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samwattersMay. 03, 2016 - 10:12PM JST
@kcjapan. Just curious....after Trump wins will you leave for Canada or crawl into your safe space or wet the bed?
samwattersMay. 03, 2016 - 05:44PM JST
"Trump's best friend David Duke, Holocaust Denier. That's substantiation enough for millions of Jewish voters in the States."
That's a lie kcjapan. A big, malicious lie. You're a coward and a liar.
samwattersMay. 02, 2016 - 06:06PM JST
Japan has serious problems with international business. I heard this nugget from a business associate who opted for Taiwan rather than Japan; "I can talk with one guy from Taiwan for 15 minutes and get a definate 'yes' or 'no' or I can take with 15 Japanese for 15 days and get a nebulous 'maybe.'"
Posted in: How France sank Japan's $40 bil Australian submarine dream
samwattersMay. 02, 2016 - 06:01PM JST
Japan had the sub deal all but signed and then blew it. There is a great article in the Japan Times (Sunday, May 1st) that outlines the conbination of arrogance, cowardliness and ignorance that led to the contract being awarded to France. Read it and gain a real understanding as to why Japan's economy is tanking.
Posted in: French PM vows to supervise Australian sub deal himself
samwattersMay. 02, 2016 - 12:21PM JST
Major money opportunity staring Japan in the face; create tuna farms. Come to Hokkaido; plenty of open land, open ocean. Human ingenuity will overcome the natural obstacles.
Posted in: Is banning international trade in such endangered fish species as bluefin tuna the most effective way to protect marine resources?
samwattersApr. 28, 2016 - 09:04AM JST
@kcjapan. Trump has clearly stated that the US was wrong to invade Iraq--even said it at a Republican debate in which he was booed heavily. Your princess Hillary voted for the same war, don't forget. Somehow doubt he is going to follow in Cheney's footsteps. Your analysis and sources are laughable but I think you truly, deep down have a crush on the guy.
Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy
samwattersApr. 28, 2016 - 07:51AM JST
@Alphaape. Good observation. Bradley Klapper could use a course in objectivity---just like a certain, rabid poster whom I believe secretly has a crush on Trump. Trump's foreign policy will pull back America---something other countries have been asking us to do--which will allow and force other nations to act in their best interests. Case in point; I believe one reason that Japan will not significantly work with either Korea nor China is because the Japanese assume that the US will back their play without question (Korea has probably some of the same belief). I believe that when Trump tells Prime Minister Abe that, no, a battle over the Senkakus is not in the best interests of the US you will see a more pragmatic and conciliatory Shinzo Abe.
samwattersApr. 27, 2016 - 08:00AM JST
Why on earth would they do that? Getting in as a refugee can take years of red tape and investigations. Can't they just buy a plane ticket like all the other terrorists do?
@SuperLib. For three reasons. 1.) Simply repeating what the 9-11 terrorists did will draw scrutiny. 2.)Refugees are in line to receive numerous government benefits that will help them settle in to American life. 3.)"Refugee" is the new Liberal chic; anyone questioning a refugee or any policies regarding them will be labeled a racist, bigot, etc.
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samwattersApr. 27, 2016 - 07:54AM JST
@CruisinJapan. Excellent point about setting a precedence.
@Gaijininfo. It may haunt her for a long time. Type her name in Google images and her face with captions identifying her and crime in at least three different languages pop up. Perhaps we should design and make t-shirts with her face and a logo depicting her crime and sell them. We could use the money from the shirts to fund a daycare center and make sure that she stays in the spotlight so she never gets to work with children again.
Posted in: Nursery school teacher who forced boy to eat wasabi-laced chicken gets suspended sentence
samwattersApr. 21, 2016 - 07:46AM JST
On a different note, since Prime Minister Abe had pinned most of his economic recovery hopes on exports and therefore cars does this event qualify as the catastrophe that he said would delay the sales tax increase or will he now need to raise taxes even more to cover the loss of income tax he can now expect from Mitsubishi.
Posted in: Automaker Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel-efficiency tests
samwattersApr. 18, 2016 - 08:32AM JST
You know what just drives me nuts about this? Here are a few things kids can't do in Tomakomai because they are "dangerous." 1.) Play by (not in) a lake, river or pond. 2.) Walk to a store after 4:00pm. 3.) Go outside of the house during a "gakyuheisa" (school closing because of illness). 4.) Use umbrellas on rainy days. Yet, it's perfectly OK to take part in an event that can--and does---crush and kill students. Since teachers think it's so important to be competitive and bond (kizuna), let's see the teachers demonstrate with members of the local board of education.
Posted in: Teamwork or torture? Japan's bone-breaking school gymnastics
samwattersApr. 13, 2016 - 09:55PM JST
Secretary General Angel Gurria. Nice to know that Japan isn't the only country that employs idiots on their economic policy teams.
samwattersMar. 25, 2016 - 08:57AM JST
Fantastic! Finally a speed limit that actually allows me to drive a car in somewhat the way it's supposed to be driven! Now let's set our sights on the national roads (not the roads surrounding schools and residential neighborhoods) and move the speed limit fro the pedestrian 60kph to 80kph or 90kph!
samwattersMar. 23, 2016 - 07:52AM JST
This article could just as easily been named "10 reasons to be very careful before you decide to marry a Japanese woman."
Before I offer my response to each so called complaint, a well-deserved tip of the Stetson to the women who work hard and stand by their men. These comments are directed at the delicate snowflakes who lived with their mommy and daddy until the moment they got married and view their hubbies as as an ATM.
10 “Stop wasting so much money on things you don’t need!” Likewise, Sweetie. See this? This is a man's wallet. I have one. I don't change wallets when I change clothes. Try living with one bag. Ditto for shoes; I have two pair, one for sports and one for work. I sometimes wonder if you're related to Imelda Marcos. One final thought; there is no difference between the colors "cream," "off-white" or "beige."
“Stop being such a lazy fatso!” Hon, recently your rear-end is growing faster than the Chinese economy in 2009. I know it can't be helped as we get older but you take money I earn and go to the health club whereas I work over 12 hours a day which makes physical training for me a near impossibility. Oh by the way, when you buy a special "diet aid/nutritional supplement" (again with money I earn) please remember that it REPLACES the cake-set at the coffee shop. It's cake-replacement, not cake-supplement.
“I don’t want to share a grave with you!” Fine, bury me anywhere you want. Being married to you has made me look forward to death.
“At least take care of the dishes after we eat dinner!” Fair enough. I should help out with the chores and will try. In return I want you to stop bitching about the water being too hot or using too much soap or not putting the dishes back in the right places. OK?
“Take care of the cooking once in a while!” Only on the condition I get to choose the menu and you have to stay out of the kitchen. I tried cooking once and you complained about everything I did. Know that I think about it, let's just eat out.
“Show more appreciation for the things I do!” OK, fair enough. By the way, you're welcome for my working 12-hour days, six days a week and getting all of the money. Unlike you, I have no way out of those responsibilities other than death (retirement is no longer an option since Abe torpedoed the economy). You, of course, choose when (or even "if") you do housework. You have no boss and I will never complain if something is not done. In return for becoming an office slave I received two years of mediocre sex until the children were born immediately after which you kicked me out of the bedroom.
“If we didn’t have kids, I’d totally have divorced you by now!” Honey, if we didn't have kids I would have jumped in front of train by now!
“I made a huge mistake marrying you!” Maybe, but at least you get free room and board. I get.....well, I can't write that word.
“You stink!” Yeah, I do. I'm also losing my hair and have really bad breath. What can I say? I'm getting older.
“Earn more money!” Get off your circa-2009-China-sized-butt and get a job.
Posted in: Top 10 complaints Japanese men hope to never hear from their wives
samwattersMar. 21, 2016 - 09:14PM JST
Good for President Obama. No reason to be barring travel to and trade from a country over something that nearly happened half a century ago. Let's move forward.
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samwattersMar. 19, 2016 - 07:56PM JST
@Wc626. Thanks for the link. Absolutely fantastic video!
Posted in: Violence at Trump events continues despite security layers
samwattersMar. 19, 2016 - 05:51PM JST
The "violence" (it's not much, believe me) is happening because groups from the Left (mainly Clinton supporters) are acting outrageously at Trump rallies. If the roles were reversed security would be opening fire. Just further proof that Trump has got them all of afraid; there's a fair-to-good chance he could win in November if given the nomination.
samwattersMar. 17, 2016 - 07:41AM JST
Most misleading title of this year. Completely irresponsible.
"First of all, I assume he's speaking figuratively," Republican National Committe Sean Spicer told CNN. That's correct.
Posted in: Trump warns of riots if he is denied party's presidential nomination
samwattersMar. 16, 2016 - 10:57AM JST
I think the reason is because so many people are scared. Some researchers have suggested there has been more change in the last 20 years than in the last 200. We have been living in constant whitewater for decades and long-held programs and values are being erased and it's scaring the bejeezus out of people and when people are afraid they get mean. Add to that incompetency of our current political system and its leaders and it's natural that there is going to be some nastiness.
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