the_sicilian's past comments

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    the_sicilian

    i wonder where he keeps his home? In the country he hates so much? If so, then he should move.

    Posted in: Director Oliver Stone lashes out at U.S.

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    @ Cleo

    Disclaimer - I don't wear leather, but seeing others wearing it doesn't give me the same heebie-jeebies and feeling of distain for the wearer that Ueto's dead jacket does.

    So you do not have a pair of shoes that has leather? Fur, leather, same thing. Humans want, we use. Done.

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    Yubaru

    Products here in Japan that are produced domestically cost the consumer more than what they would pay in a foreign market. Much of that is due to the current Japanese supply system which has too many middle men taking their cut of the products.

    Exactly. This is part of the "protection" that Japanese get in their market, and then the Japanese produced goods are high in price, so the consumer gets screwed. Why should an oil filter for my Japanese car cost in excess of Y 4000 when in my home country the same filter is Y 900 ?

    I'm glad to see Noda is at least considering this, for the greater good of Japan and Asia.

    Posted in: Obama praises Noda's 'boldness' for taking risk over TPP talks

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    You have to love what Japan does with the least, they maximize what they have. Nice.

    Posted in: Triumph girls lend their support to Nadeshiko Japan

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    Voice: So your generalization, not factual is now a proven point? Yuri at least also has facts to go with her side of the issue. You have conjecture, which is a bit like manure.

    Yuri: So now the Americans are criminals. I really am having a tough time wrapping my head around your opinions of the US. War sucks, and to prevent more wars preventative measures need to be in place. And the US forces are those measures. The agreement was between the US and Japan. It was Japan that could have offered a different place for the troops, but it is they who must pay, as the US is your rental military. Don't blame the US for this quagmire called Futenma / Henoko.

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    voice: Funny how my in-laws (who were alive during the war), would disagree with your point of view about the camps and the treatment they received. You don't speak for the Okinawan people, your name is a misnomer.

    Yubaru: The functions of the bases south of Kadena would either be moved to Guam or integrated into existing facilities (ie. Naha Port would be partially replaced with facilities at White BEach and Henoko). And not all of Camp Foster would close. Some of it would, but not all.

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    @justaguy - Really? Hmm, I seem to think the US did the best it could, and Iraq is better off as the people are now figuring out how to run their country vice a despot who killed tens of thousands of people.

    As far as bases in the Pacific, Okinawa will always be an important place. And without the US, things would be very different.

    Posted in: U.S. military views presence in Asia as top priority despite budget cuts

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    I'd pick all of the ones that are old enough. Doesn't matter which.

    Posted in: If you had a baby with an AKB48 member, what would your child look like?

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    So Y3000-6000 is an enticement to come to Japan? And to the most hard hit areas? You have got to be kidding. Only in this country could they come up with something so stupid.

    Posted in: Gov't to waive visa fees for foreigners visiting 3 disaster-hit prefectures

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    For those that don't realize it, this woman has been flying this route for quite some time, has had the Japanese police watching here, and the Malaysians were on to her as well.

    And over 7 pounds in your suitcase and you don't know it's there? Take a gallon jug of water and put that in your suitcase. It is close to 3.8 Kg, so that is the difference. She knew what she was doing.

    Posted in: Japanese woman sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug smuggling

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    I bet the kid was an angry drunk (see story), so I can understand refusing to serve him. and he should be punished accordingly. No comparisons needed.

    But what will happen is this: the curfew will return because of this type of behavior. One bad apple out of an orchard is all that is needed. I see all the good things here the Marines / Soldiers / Airman / Sailors do, but it only takes one to screw it up.

    Posted in: American serviceman in Okinawa held for allegedly assaulting hotel security guard

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    sfjp: There wasn't a march of "thousands" down here. nothing like hyperbole being used as a fact in an argument. And didn't a recent poll in mainland have more than 50% support for US troops in Japan?

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japanese-support-for-u-s-bases-grows-poll

    (expired article, but you get the idea)

    I get that they are loud, crazy loud. If Futenma flight ops are moved to Henoko then that noise is over water and not a big deal. But I don't see anything happening, status quo for a long time. Sorry.

    Posted in: Okinawa noise pollution trial begins with 22,000 plaintiffs

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    Society Mike: You make it sound like there are so many flights that you can't think straight. Hmm, I live near the Futenma flight line and it's not that bad.

    And for all those posting about the flight: It's the sound of being free. Get over it.

    Posted in: Okinawa noise pollution trial begins with 22,000 plaintiffs

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    Got to admit, that J-Ladies do the most with the least.

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    Romdeau: Because he is Japan bashing. And illegal fishing is a desperate thing for some third world countries that do it to survive. Rough stuff.

    Posted in: Seized vessel shines light on illegal fishing

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    Agree with LFRAgain: This country has other needs, like those citizens of Miyagi prefecture. The fact that this small group of people can twist foreign policy is appalling. They have valid concerns, but having a pro-Pyongyang school in Tokyo kind of negates anything the PM could do, doesn't it?

    Posted in: Noda promises families of abductees he'll do all he can to resolve issue

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    Good one Jared. You honestly think sanctions against China would get rid of the Communist ideology there? You need to study some history, my friend. It may seem that would be the easy way to do it, however the ruling Communists control the military. Therefore the people would be crushed in a revolt.

    Posted in: U.S. policy on Taiwan sends wrong message to Japan, other allies: U.S. lawmakers

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    soldave: You beat me to it. I was about to say 200,000 women and Japan can not be bothered to with it but talk about the handful of Japanese that NK abducted, and it's a national tragedy.

    Posted in: Japan won't reopen talks with S Korea on sex slave issue

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    Looks like a Chrysler 300.

    Posted in: Ghost car

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    the_sicilian

    For Yuri and Just-a-Guy: The odds of shooting a moving object in space are pretty low. The one that China shot down a few years ago was one of their own, and it was old and dying/dead anyway. The irresponsibility on China's part is not knowing / caring that all the debris it created would be an issue for other spacecraft. Remember, it takes very little to disturb something in space flight, and cause irreparable damage.

    Now, the fact that Japan is not doing this covertly, but overtly, is good from the standpoint that nK sees that it's not just one country that is concerned with them, it is multiple. And technology like this creates job in the space industry.

    Posted in: Japan launches new spy satellite to monitor N Korean missiles

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