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shinhiyataFeb. 28, 2015 - 08:16AM JST
RIP my Vulcan friend. You made our universe truly 'Fascinating'.
Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
shinhiyataFeb. 23, 2015 - 01:26PM JST
Considering the DPRK biological weapon laboratories have been working for years to reanimate the smallpox and Spanish influenza viruses, humans should be more afraid of diseases coming out of NK than the Kim clique is with Ebola going in. Keep your borders closed fatso. Humanity wants nothing to do with you anyway.
Posted in: North Korea, running scared from Ebola, bans foreigners from marathon
shinhiyataFeb. 19, 2015 - 10:19AM JST
I think all of you have overlooked the most obvious. The real reason Japan can never ask the US for an apology is that the Imperial military had its own atomic bomb program during the war and had hoped to sail suicide submarines into west coast ports of the US. It has even been claimed that the Japanese successfully tested a crude uranium device on an island off the coast of North Korea.
And in another regard, most of the scientists who developed the atomic bombs used on Japan were not American, and crucial portions of the physics used had been discovered by Japanese scientists. The allies were well aware that the Nazis had an atomic bomb program and were assisting the Japanese. It was feared that inviting the Japanese to witness the Trinity test would only encourage them to continue in their own pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
Posted in: How come Japan has never demanded an official apology from any U.S. government for the dropping of atomic bombs on two of its cities? In fact, why don't Japanese hate America for dropping the bombs?
shinhiyataJan. 24, 2015 - 11:39AM JST
Saw these guys open for Ozzy in 84 on the SATD tour. Decent show. But they had lost it by the time I saw them again w/ Whitesnake in 88.
Posted in: Motley Crue to end with New Year blowout; 5 concerts set for Japan in February
shinhiyataJan. 21, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
RC - considering the current mindset of the Russian president, I think we are more likely to see another repeat of the KAL 007 tragedy, rather than one involving the JSDF. Since the Russians shot down Malaysia Air 17 with impunity, that sad milestone has already been passed by Putin on his path to ruin.
Posted in: Japan says jets scrambling at record pace to counter Chinese, Russian intrusions
shinhiyataJan. 20, 2015 - 04:41PM JST
Tibet does not belong to China. The communists forsook their illegal stewardship of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas' country decades ago. What Mao did to Tibet and its esoteric Buddhist culture was not only a pogrom against the Tibetan people but a crime against all consciousness, an atrocity against sentience itself.
Posted in: China protests over Japan's comments on border dispute with India
shinhiyataJan. 17, 2015 - 12:40PM JST
Hey ME, both her parents were dead at the time of her marriage. Toshiro Mifune died in 1997. Her mother died in 1995. Mika was married in Sept 1998. Not sure what the legal parameters of such a situation could have been, but can really blame her dead parents?
Posted in: Mika Mifune, rocker husband Joji Takahashi to divorce
shinhiyataJan. 07, 2015 - 04:06PM JST
SS3 - I've been to nearly 300 concerts. I've seen Motorhead 11 times.
All Lemmy ever did was stand there and sing, but it was definitely not boring.
You wasted your money. Susan Boyle rocks harder than SAS.
Posted in: Southern All Stars to release first new album in 10 years in March
shinhiyataJan. 07, 2015 - 02:17PM JST
RawFish&RiceWinethethird - Please give me some of what you were on when you saw this band live and thought they were better than the Beatles. SAS fails on all levels. They are neither listenable nor watchable. Lawrence Welk rocks harder than SAS (and he's been dead for 20 years).
shinhiyataJan. 06, 2015 - 09:31AM JST
One of the most insipid and lackluster bands in all of musical history. BabyMetal should kick their behinds for releasing anything with 'killer' in the title. This is NOT rock and roll.
shinhiyataDec. 23, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
RIP Mr Cocker - one of the few whose voice could move me to tears and laughter
I loved your duet with John Belushi just as much as Woodstock
Posted in: Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70
shinhiyataDec. 05, 2014 - 01:32PM JST
No George Lazenby, no 'Real 007'.
Posted in: Next Bond film will be called 'SPECTRE'
shinhiyataDec. 03, 2014 - 04:12PM JST
I said 'sane parent'. Not a parent who glorifies a terrorist mass murderer or axe-wielding psychopath. Sort of like naming your avatar after someone who married their 11 year old brother, ne?
Posted in: N Korea forbids people from using same name as leader
shinhiyataDec. 03, 2014 - 03:07PM JST
Why would any sane parent want to name their child after an incipient megalomaniac anyway? Sort of like naming your son Osama Bin Laden or your daughter Lizzy Borden, ne?
shinhiyataDec. 03, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
D C Fontana and L Wolfe warned us about the same thing 50 years ago when they wrote about Kirk's battle with Daystrom's M-5.
Posted in: Hawking warns artificial intelligence 'could mean end of humanity'
shinhiyataNov. 27, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
No BabyMetal ??? One of the most successful acts in the past 2 years, and not just in Japan.
Say no to old hags and oyaji farts. We want BabyMetal !!!
Posted in: NHK announces lineup for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve
shinhiyataNov. 23, 2014 - 08:38PM JST
One of the greatest competitors in the history of any sport. Will Harumafuji be forced to retire now?
Posted in: Hakuho ties legend Taiho with 32nd Emperor's Cup
shinhiyataNov. 21, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
The Ayatollahs of Rock and Rolla !!!
Posted in: Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs
shinhiyataNov. 16, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
A huge influence on my teenage years. Erin Gray was so hot on Buck Rogers and Laurette Spang was just as hot on Battlestar. Thanks for the memories Glen.
Posted in: 'Magnum, P.I.' creator Glen Larson dead at 77
shinhiyataNov. 16, 2014 - 09:15PM JST
Nothing can top the Replicants w/Maynard Keenan version of Silly Love Songs.
Posted in: Lackluster tribute to Paul McCartney
Mar. 06, 2015 - 04:27PM JST
South Korea's police mysteriously become lax when it comes to Japanese Embassy or Japanese Ambassador or…
Posted in: U.S. ambassador recovers from knife attack praised by N Korea
Mar. 06, 2015 - 04:26PM JST
Still waiting for this story to be covered by major media. I first heard about this…
Posted in: Father of TV personality Rola convicted of health insurance fraud
Mar. 06, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
So, bass, what are the terms of the deal?
Posted in: Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
Mar. 06, 2015 - 04:23PM JST
I'm afraid you have no Russian friends.
As a rule Russian do not like junk food…
Posted in: Coca-Cola, McDonald's wage unhealthy 'war' on Russia: PM aide
Mar. 06, 2015 - 04:20PM JST
I think they should also make 18 the adult age and stop molly-coddling these late teen…
Posted in: Magazine publishes name, photo of Kawasaki murder suspect