sourpuss's past comments

  • -9


    The unanimity of opinion here is striking. Lots of excuses being made for why this UNESCO listing should be denied due process. Interesting.

    It seems that because Abe is evil, and little else, we should accept this UNESCO listing. That seems to be the argument most of you are making. Forget due process, Abe is evil. Is that the best you can do?

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  • 1



    Steals black music denigrates black music.

    Now, now. Reverse the roles. If Jesse Norman came out and denigrated country music, would you still be all "steals this,denigrates that?" Even as a white person, I would agree with her if she did.

    Richards would be the first to laud the accomplishments of black music in the 20th century, which is why he copied it in the first place. He called Robert Johnson the "supremo." He also said this in reference to Howlin' Wolf: "We have been blessed by the music that we listened to, and let's see if we can actually spin it back around and make American white kids listen to Little Red Rooster."

    The guy is being honest about how he feels, and it has nothing to do with race. Note how he also put down the Beatles, the whitest of white bands ever.

    He likes what he likes. Don't bring race into it.

    Posted in: Keith Richards belittles rap, metal

  • 1


    You reap what you sow. To each his/her own.


    Posted in: What do you think of adulterous dating sites like Ashley Madison?

  • -1



    Even if you believe the lawyer bears some responsibility (which as I've mentioned above, I don't believe he does), this is not a deserving punishment. It's way over the top, and the husband deserves life in jail.

    IMHO,what you think is deserving is besides the point. The point here is that a guy who was doing something he knew he shouldn't, got something bad in return. The moral of the story is not to do the bad thing in the first place. The potential to ruin lives, and the degree to which different people react differently should be deterrent enough.

    I hope you're not using your "deserving" calculations as your personal moral compass.

    Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet

  • 0


    Spending money helps spread the wealth. There are companies and shops that base their entire business on omiyage. If you can afford to travel, then you can afford some little omiyage. Nobody's saying you have to buy everyone gold bricks.

    Being a cheapskate never really helps anyone.

    Posted in: 7 customs that Japanese people wish would just disappear

  • -4


    It's not even a robot. This is soooo stupid.

    Posted in: The demise of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

  • -15


    legalize dogs!!!

    Australia is living in the middle ages!!!


    Posted in: Johnny Depp's wife charged with smuggling dogs into Australia

  • -6


    All the negative comments here are pretty lame.

    You wave your angry little fists about people enjoying fruit while promoting agriculture and tourism. Put this in perspective, is the money being used to buy arms or prop up dictatorships or even perhaps to even to slaughter endangered animals, pollute the planet, traffic methamphetamine?

    Nope. There are myriad other worse uses for money. This is not even close.

    Have a nice day.

    Posted in: Bunch of grapes sells for record Y1 mil

  • 2



    Boom! Been saying this for more than a decade, and before that ATMs barely even took Japanese bank cards! The only ones I know that accept foreign bank cards are the 7-11 ATMs, as none other will.

    Ouch! Been here for over a decade and you didn't know that all of the postal service ATMs take foreign bank cards? That may not be on the tourist brochures but still... yeesh!

    Well, there you go. You're welcome.

    Posted in: Japan's tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

  • 0


    I don't know about you but I think that neighbourhood looks bloody awful.

    Right, because Japan's 3 executions in 2014 are directly comparable to the 60 in Iraq, the 90 in Saudi Arabia or the 1000 in China. Lol

    More realistically, Belarus also had 3 in 2014. Singapore had 2, as did Palestine.

    On the other hand, Russia has banned the death penalty despite politically sanctioned assassination remaining on the menu.

    What does it all mean? Nothing. Offing a few serial killers once in a while doesn't make a country a global pariah. In fact, the banning of such practices while supporting massive foreign arms sales (a favorite practice of the so-called enlightened countries) really means the whole issue is a joke. Pointing fingers at a Japan for keeping the death penalty, even though at present it self-restricts global arms sales is the hight of hypocrisy.

    Posted in: Japan needs to decide which side it wants to be on in the future - grouped with countries like North Korea and Iran, or join the majority of the world that say the death penalty is outdated.

  • 1




    Posted in: Actress Rei Dan appointed 'washoku' ambassador

  • 1


    Me, Mom and Morgentaler. Clever name, but a little bit too cute for comfort.

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the worst music group or band names ever?

  • -1


    @warispeace, Japan IS an island country with virtually NO immigration policy and a fairly nationalistic education policy. Intergrated into the world economy or not, these three simple factors trump everything else. Just selling your cars in the U.S. and buying bananas from Ecuador isn't going to make you feel "international" now, is it? And how much impact would articles about Ecuadorian bananas have on the average Japanese psyche? How many Japanese DON'T know that much of their produce and 90% of their household goods come from China? I'd venture to say very few that actually buy things. Doesn't change much, though, does it?

    Be realistic. Japan is geographically isolated being an island, and its culture has a history of insularity. Ipso facto.

    Posted in: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

  • -7


    Divorce should not be a stigma any more these days

    Right...It's hardly something that pushes you to the front of the class, though now, is it.

    In our "anything goes" world these days it seems that just about everything that shows a lack of forethought, judgement or morals is nobody's fault. Nobody is willing to take any blame for mistakes, and yet just about everyone who makes them demands the right to be forgiven.

    Divorce doesn't just happen on its own. People have to screw up first. Royally.

    Posted in: Survey reveals 55% of women in Japan wouldn’t marry a divorced man

  • -1


    The real origin of Hallowe'en gaining popularity in Japan can be found at TDL.

    This is no secret.

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  • 3



    What qualifies you to make 90% of what you write on this site? Offering an opinion to a gossip rag is hardly illegal. Where is your evidence that it is, in any case, or is that just your opinion? If you had read the article properly, you'd see that the psychiatrist obviously does have a good idea about the sociological factors at play here. Could it be that he, despite being a psychiatrist, has a background in sociology as well?

    You're hardly one to be making judgement calls here.

    Posted in: Solitary seniors who seek soul mates descend into stalking

  • 4


    Some posters here are taking this baseball thingy even more seriously than the players do. And yet they don't even see the irony...

    Posted in: Fanatic fans oblivious to sleazy side of Koshien high school baseball

  • 1


    The kid was putting bleach in her classmates' food well before her mother died.

    She is a sociopath, and no doubt was born this way.

    Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father

  • -4


    katsu, well said.

    Posted in: Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit a million by 2020

  • -6


    @zichi, @marcelito

    maybe you missed the part about evidence being necessary for indictment.


    there is no evidence for your statement regarding Japan INC and the justice system. there is evidence, however, that many Japanese harbor no illusions about who's best interests are, or are not, being upheld, so you're wrong there too.


    You would rather TEPCO to be foreign owned? Being a quasi-private Japanese firm is bad enough. Just because a French firm may be performing better on French soil means only that French laws are stricter. Being completely accountable only to foreign share-holders would be no less of a nightmare than what we have with it being owned by the Japanese government. it might even have been worse.

    this recommendation for indictment is far from meaningless. yes, there are major ongoing troubles at Daiiichi, and yes, it would be nice for everyone at fault to get their just desserts, but sometimes you have to take what you can get. one case at a time. otherwise you just start spouting meaningless hyberbole, like @Zichi.

    Posted in: Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis


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