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theFuFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:55PM JST
The parents are at fault for shielding their children from the real world for so long.
Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary
theFuFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:52PM JST
Nobody alive today caused the war. I don't need an apology.
Everyone in the world can learn something from history and try hard to live in peace and prosperity with our neighbors world-wide. Nobody's parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were perfect. Put yourself into their place during any war and think about how you'd really have acted. Can you say that you wouldn't have behaved the same way, under the same situation? It was a different time and they had different values.
I can accept the history of my friends from around the world and hope that our leaders don't make poor choices which lead to any harm anymore.
Readers here know that the best way to create international friendships is to travel, live abroad and get to know the great peoples of this world. Forgiveness is also a great trait for everyone to have. Try it. It feels good.
Posted in: Panel meets to discuss Abe’s speech for anniversary of WWII end
theFuFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:45PM JST
That means adultery has become legal.
That means adultery has become legal.
I think it means that the state doesn't care - that's a huge difference in my mind. I want a state out of my house and out of my religion or freedom from religions. Just because something is legal, that doesn't mean the state encourages it.
Posted in: South Korea legalizes adultery
theFuFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
This is a "wardrobe malfunction" that I can believe was an accident.
I am not a fan, but much respect to her. She kept going after realizing it wasn't anything serious. We've all had something like this happen - often with the help of friends, family, coworkers joking around. Embarrassing moments can be huge or nothing - all depends on how we deal with it immediately.
Posted in: Madonna takes a tumble at the Brit Awards
theFuFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:37PM JST
So ... the 2005 Lord of War movie made it to the Dear Leader?
Posted in: N Korea renames ships to evade U.N. sanctions
theFuFeb. 22, 2015 - 08:35PM JST
It was an entertaining action movie and showed how 1 man was moved to join the military after seeing 2,996 people killed inside the USA.
Whether the 2nd Iraq War was just isn't the place for a soldier to decide. The President says "go" - they go. They are provided a mission.
I think the USA had no business being in Iraq either times, but that has nothing to do with this entertaining movie. I do find it hard to believe that our hero was really this honest. Men all have weak moments. The movie showed how he avoided his wife after returning home.
Oscar? I hope not - Spy Game was a better movie if this sort of stuff is what you like.
Posted in: 'American Sniper': The war U.S. wished for just might win the Oscar
theFuFeb. 22, 2015 - 08:27PM JST
I worry about the integrated computers that hackers love in all these systems.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/28/net-us-hackers-cars-idUSBRE96R06120130728 - they can control not just the brakes, but the windshield wipers too!
My Honda wasn't impacted by the airbag recall and is 14 yrs old, still running like new. It is just a little noisier than it was as new but a fresh set of door seals should solved that. A nice wax and it still looks brand new - inside and out. The only issue I've had in years was a seat belt sensor - replaced for free in year 13.
I used to work for an American car maker but not making cars. Over the years, every American branded vehicle I've owned got loose, faster, and to a greater extent than my Hondas did/do.
I know nothing about current prices. It has been 10 yrs since the last vehicle purchase and expect at least another 5 yrs left of zero-issue use.
Family members have Japanese hybrids - mostly for status. They are not cheaper to run than equivalent gas-powered vehicles and their cars have had the same standard, stupid, issues - failed headlights, broken electric wires, or refusing to do something because the vehicle was in motion - that one really bothers me. It isn't like a passenger can't work the GPS when the car is moving.
Posted in: Japan, Korea car makers act to counter shifts in U.S. market
theFuFeb. 22, 2015 - 08:13PM JST
I take this for what it is - fun for many different generations!
I can't believe those abs on a 65 yr old! Amazing!
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theFuFeb. 19, 2015 - 08:21AM JST
I hope he isn't the only conservative choice. He's already posted thousands of people's sensitive data accidentally.
How to take them out?
* chemical castration.
* physical castration.
No offspring should limit the thousand years of hatred that seems to occur in Islamic parts of the world. I'd rather these crazies just die out in 1 generation. It can be a plague from god.
Posted in: Jeb Bush says Islamic State strategy should be to 'take them out'
theFuFeb. 19, 2015 - 08:18AM JST
This always confused me too.
History really isn't black and white, but I'm happy that America and Japan can get along most of the time. Sure, we have disagreements - I think that is healthy, but we need each other.
Embarrassing another government seldom leads to peaceful coexistence.
Most of the people in the USA would think - they started it, we ended it. No apology.
Similarly, I don't think an apology for Pearl Harbour today would be useful either. Let it go, but never forget.
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?
theFuFeb. 08, 2015 - 08:52PM JST
This is just sad.
Something was mentally wrong with this man, clearly. His ex-wife, her boyfriend, sisters, kids, ... it is just sad. The object used for the killings cold have been anything - a knife, a car, a barbell and it would still be sad.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/multiple-people-shot-douglas-county/nj6ff/ has many more details.
Posted in: 5 dead, including gunman, in Atlanta shooting
theFuFeb. 08, 2015 - 08:40PM JST
It is impossible to protect against stupidity, especially in a free society and for adults.
Let the guy go.
Get him on tape saying he understands x, y, z and that if he is captured, tortured, killed, and/or harmed in any way, that he was warned by the Japanese government.
So Japan, it is time for a decision. Are you a free country or not? This is one of those times when you show it by letting an adult do what an adult wants to do.
Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan
theFuFeb. 07, 2015 - 09:14PM JST
Sorry - isn't this what parents are for?
Posted in: Gov't releases guidelines for moral education
theFuFeb. 07, 2015 - 10:20AM JST
This is funny. I spent 2 hrs playing Grand Theft Auto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_%28series%29 on a PS2 today. For the uninformed, it is a game about carjacking, picking up hookers, and generally being a thug. In my gameplay, I prefer jacking a taxi for the smoother ride of the vehicle and being able to still pick up and deliver 3 "hos" in a single trip to the annual police ball.
Perhaps Kenji Fumi is a GTA player too?
Posted in: Drug suspect escapes from police by stealing taxi
theFuFeb. 07, 2015 - 10:04AM JST
After watching my father waste away and die from starvation due to esophageal cancer, I applaud this decision.
Humans should be allowed to die with dignity.
The person, their family, their doctor and their god should be part of the decision.
Posted in: Canada's top court rules doctors can help terminally ill patients die
theFuFeb. 06, 2015 - 09:26PM JST
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theFuFeb. 05, 2015 - 05:20AM JST
I don't know a solution. My next door neighbours are from Ukraine and I worry for their family still there. This feels like Vietnam all over again. Russia == China;
If we don't help, Russia will eventually take over the entire country, which isn't good for anyone.
If we don't provide advisers and equipment, Russia will overpower the locals.
If we do help in a way similar to Afghanistan ... well, that didn't turn out well either.
I don't have any answers. The good people of Ukraine will be in my thoughts and hopes for a quick resolution that doesn't leave their country in a dictatorship.
Posted in: Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as U.S. mulls arming Kiev
theFuFeb. 05, 2015 - 01:07AM JST
I had just assumed Disney needed more time to print all the free passes required for "party members" demanding free access for themselves, family, friends, dogs, cats, livestock, etc ... in exchange for permits. Could be wrong, of course.
Posted in: Disney China opening delayed to 2016
theFuFeb. 02, 2015 - 09:37PM JST
since records began in 1880.
since records began in 1880.
That is the key part. It definitely is not the hottest year on Earth. There is proof all around that the Earth was hotter in the past. Look at Florida's history. There were times when 2/3rds of the state were underwater because sea levels were higher (less ice stored at the polls).
Climates change over long periods. Seems we are helping now, but the article title leaves out the "since 1880" part, which is absolutely critical for understanding. OTOH, it doesn't sell papers.
Posted in: U.N. confirms 2014 was hottest year on record
theFuFeb. 02, 2015 - 09:29PM JST
For what it was, it was better than normal.
I only recognized one line from one song, clearly not a fan. Her voice is fine, not great.
I found the show entertaining for the most part. I loved that they had fireworks outside the park, surrounding it, timed with the music.
There was a section with rap that we skipped over. Didn't know the singer or the music and the show at that point didn't hold interest.
Found the star riding to be entertaining too.
Guess I'm easily amused, but so are most Americans. Thumbs up overall.
Posted in: Katy Perry dazzles at Super Bowl halftime show
Feb. 28, 2015 - 01:47AM JST
I just phoned Keith.
Mr. Richards confirms
the band would be up for the
Posted in: Which music from the past 60 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now?
Feb. 28, 2015 - 01:45AM JST
"The only thing that is going to be shown is your way back to your country…
Posted in: Prince William starts first Japan visit with green tea
Feb. 28, 2015 - 01:41AM JST
Fitter than the average American half her age. And then she spent several hours next day…
Feb. 28, 2015 - 01:38AM JST
Scientists can map climate variances and their causes.
No they can't. Their "maps", better known as…
Posted in: The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth
Feb. 28, 2015 - 01:37AM JST
They will never take into account Crown Prince's remarks. It's against democracy. Crown Prince can…
Posted in: Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement