sf2k's past comments

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    sf2k

    Too bad it plays into the anti-Mongolian sentiments. But every human being can only take so much negatively for only so long. You only become frustrated when you care about something. It's the lack of any benefit of the doubt that irked him so. But Hakuho should have mentally prepared beforehand, realized that this milestone wouldn't go without problems. I don't think he thought about it enough even though this may even have been fairly predictable. I guess he thought he had earned respect finally. But apparently not. He'll remember this, not say anything, and continue his run of what everyday is a record that may never be surpassed. The naysayers will never be a part of history and they are the ones who should can it and enjoy the Historical Spectacle live, in the here and now.

    Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol

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    sf2k

    seems like a question wrongly asked. Why was there a need to increase accuracy from 30 million years to 16 billion years? Do something useful yo

    Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years

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    sf2k

    as long as it was regrettable, and lots of bowing ensued

    Posted in: Agriculture minister resigns amid political funds questions

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    sf2k

    confirmation that passport control and fingerprinting is useless?

    Posted in: American arrested for assaulting two people on train in Yokosuka

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    sf2k

    You can't say Okinawa hasn't been clear and obvious when it elects an anti-base Governor.

    Okinawa can hardly secede either since it would then need the US to stay to keep China at bay!

    The only chance is for neighbouring prefectures to also pick up the slack, but that won't happen. Japan federation isn't much of a fraternity these days. The only option is within.

    Posted in: Abe says Japan will stick to plan to relocate U.S. base to Henoko

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    sf2k

    fix them up, cover them in solar panels / wind / add some geothermal pumps / new fangled tech = if you get enough houses going they could act as power stations cheaper than nuclear, all local.

    could even be a requirement, that all vacated homes be converted into a neighbourhood station. Eventually Japan would reach an equalibrium? That'd be fun.

    I'm just musing but it seems a waste of time to force people to pay up when they're not going to. I'd rather see the buildings, those can can be recovered at least, being put to good use, rather than just bulldozed.

    Posted in: New law takes aim at Japan's glut of vacant houses

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    sf2k

    Upkeep of a home is one thing, punishing people for a decreasing population is quite another. Weird.

    Posted in: New law takes aim at Japan's glut of vacant houses

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    sf2k

    The sad reality whether accepted or not is that there's really no point in living in Japan if you're not from there. Come to Canada, we'd be happy to have you. It's a bit cold today though, that's our limiting factor haha, but the rest of the year is pleasant.

    Other countries too I'm sure are also appealing and would be happy to have you. You have options!

    As a global people we're moving away from nation states as identity and Japan refuses to move forward. Human rights are global. I love the country, it can be fun or even rewarding professionally, but at some point you have to realize acceptance is not there. People obviously can ignore that and keep it up but eventually it means something. Either with new family or when you're stuck in your job

    What are you working there for? You deserve better. Or your could dress up like Tama the seal I suppose. Japan will never understand this irony. That's a sign you shouldn't stay for long.

    Posted in: Ex-adviser to Abe praises apartheid as means of immigration control

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    sf2k

    I can imagine all the huffing and puffing... meanwhile corporations who do nothing for the USA get their tax breaks

    Posted in: Republican say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

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    sf2k

    I expect even sharper population decline as a result

    Posted in: Japanese high school girls on mobiles 7 hours a day: survey

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    sf2k

    TPP overwrites your environmental laws, your labour laws, your copyright laws. It's the corporation treaty, and has nothing to do with countries, voting or democratic decisions. It's behind closed doors and no one, no one will be allowed to vote on it.

    Posted in: Australian trade minister sees TPP deal just weeks away

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    sf2k

    I'm sorry but how far gone sold-out do you have to be that you'd restart nuclear reactors after Fukushima? Japan is cruising for another disaster. Maybe just in time for 2020. It's weird

    Posted in: Gov't aims to restart Kyushu nuclear reactors in June

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    sf2k

    who braved the -3 degrees Celsius weather

    hahaha

    Posted in: See the dark side of the force in pure white with Snow Festival’s gigantic 'Star Wars' sculpture

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    sf2k

    this would be official bullying, for all to see

    Posted in: Some Japanese see slain hostages as troublemakers

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    sf2k

    Also sidenote on the not so subtle undertow in the article itself

    The top-selling Yomiuri newspaper echoed that point, saying it was “important for the government and ruling parties to deepen discussion on the issue”.

    lots of paragraphs, then

    Days and months have passed since the government knew that they were taken hostage, the left-leaning Asahi newspaper said in an editorial.

    one paragraph.

    So Yomiuri is only a top selling newspaper and the Asahi is a left leaning one. Hmm! You can't say Yomiuri is a right wing newspaper in favour of military action? Guess not. Asahi asks pesky questions, must be left leaning.

    Posted in: Doubts raised over Japan's ability to handle international crisis

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    sf2k

    I hope Goto-san's words are more widely circulated and that a nation grows to seek inspiration over confrontation. A worthy legacy

    Posted in: Slain hostage's 4-year-old tweet embraced on social media

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    sf2k

    @black jack

    you forget they were hostages for months. If they were going to be killed for the sake of it, they would have done so before. Had Abe not shot his mouth off, and followed the directives of the foreign affairs like the rest of the media, they'd still be hostages today. At least alive. By showing up ISIL publicly while still having hostages, they were happy to bring Japan down a few pegs. What an ass. If this were the Obama administration they'd be howls for his resignation.

    Even worse, the deaths will be used to bring back the 1930's constitution. Goto reported on how war's ruined countries, and his death will be used to do so again.

    Posted in: Abe defends handling of hostage crisis

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    sf2k

    Abe said he wished to publicize Japan’s contribution to the fight against extremism, and rejected the idea of a more cautious approach.

    so while the ministry was stopping magazines and publishers from talking about the abductions since November, where upon they complied to ensure the hostages safety, His Nibs knew, couldn't be bothered, goes off and does whatever.

    Posted in: Abe defends handling of hostage crisis

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    sf2k

    Japan is just itching for another accident, it's crazy. Maybe if two major accidents occur at the same time the resulting homeless can join the other 250,000 people still needing a home. Why is this desirable?

    Posted in: Residents file suit to block restart of Takahama nuclear reactors

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    sf2k

    Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis wrote Ghostbusters as well. The comedy was just genius for the time. "Quiet! Do you smell that?" weird and funny and genuine. Ray Parker Jr theme song music was actually a hit at the time, and there was a Ghostbusters bump for a while when the movie was out. A fun time. Ah the 80's... an innocent Zeitgest?

    Weird and funny and genuine movies don't survive reboots. Not today.

    Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' cast set with McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones

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