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thepersoniamnowApr. 23, 2013 - 11:35PM JST
Most of the comments here present personal opinion rather than realism. I for one can associate a lot with some of what astroboy states.
I dare say it takes one to know one and you have to have lived and experienced in order to understand the other side of a very western media.
I have lived in both America and Arab countries. Seven years in Arab countries in fact.
If a community of people get surpressed or persecuted it is very easy to dismiss their actions from afar as extremism. Look at even how Mexicans view Americans in that whole 500 square mile area.
Lived in Mexico too...
The more I experience the more I empathize instead of generalizing and profiling.
Posted in: For American Muslims, dread
thepersoniamnowApr. 13, 2013 - 05:07PM JST
Posted in: 24 injured after M6.3 quake hits western Japan
thepersoniamnowApr. 13, 2013 - 07:19AM JST
Rockin and Rollin on the 9th Floor 5:30am in North Osaka. I went to save my Discus fish and Freddy Krugger Frog. My girl went to save her aquarium.
Now its 7:00 the fish are eating, shes asleep, and I'm still up
thepersoniamnowFeb. 23, 2013 - 09:18PM JST
Look at the soldier with the sword drawn.
Wonder what he's thinkin...you know he's a badass dude.
Do they have soldiers with drawn weapons around Obama?
Posted in: Abe at Arlington
thepersoniamnowFeb. 23, 2013 - 12:51AM JST
I feel that the main cause of contravesy and debate is the wordng of the article.
To "Die of Starvation" in a wealthy country is ridiculous and seems cruel and extraordinary, even evil.
It makes me feel like the mother and the 14 year old are to blame.
But did she eally die of starvation? Did the 14 year old deliberately not feed her? If so surely the mother will be charged with neglect and maybe even involuntary manslaughter, but the 14 year old with a crime too.
Its probably misworded. Perhaps if we had more details like general poor health, malnuriousment, disease and filth, it would be easier to make sense of.
Posted in: 3-year-old girl starves to death after mother leaves country
thepersoniamnowOct. 08, 2012 - 09:06AM JST
Taken in March....wait 7 months...and searched in October. This is equally disturbing to me.
They probably had no idea they would be searched by police 7 months later for a bath robe.
Posted in: Couple arrested for stealing hotel amenities
thepersoniamnowSep. 21, 2012 - 01:04AM JST
Interesting at all the peeps who figure Japan is "finished" or will have no country "soon" in light of an article like this.
Wonder what would happen if they read a book or went on an actual trip somewhere.
Posted in: Extra, extra! Your best friends are getting happy divorced
thepersoniamnowSep. 17, 2012 - 09:53AM JST
A comment that "this could lead to war" is simply inciting mass hysteria and has little to do with what is really happening.
Posted in: Asian territory disputes could trigger war: Panetta
thepersoniamnowSep. 17, 2012 - 09:51AM JST
Pretty general statement if you ask me.
Posted in: I am scared by the decisions in Japan and France because these are short-term visions influenced by public pressure.
thepersoniamnowAug. 05, 2012 - 08:20AM JST
Canada hates America
Korea hates Japan
Little Brother Big Brother
Posted in: S Korea hates Japan more than N Korea, Gallup Poll reveals
thepersoniamnowJul. 27, 2012 - 11:22PM JST
Japan wouldn't be the same country without combini?
A little insulting to the culture, who I guarantee you can survive the trend they created if it tanked.
Posted in: Convenience store trivia
thepersoniamnowApr. 21, 2012 - 07:11AM JST
So theres an outrage over this but not the content thats in all other media everyday? funny :)
Posted in: AKB48 candy ad criticized for encouraging homosexuality
thepersoniamnowMar. 26, 2012 - 12:11AM JST
Awesome finish! The best in years, although I too wish Kakuryu had taken the title.
May he roar back in the next tourney.
Posted in: Hakuho beats Kakuryu to clinch 22nd title
thepersoniamnowMar. 19, 2012 - 10:36AM JST
With this author and all her articles I've read, I feel that SHE has finally crossed some major boundary in her life and is experiencing anew.
But for most people this is just quoting the obvious.
...I'm glad I finally said something.
thepersoniamnowMar. 13, 2012 - 09:27PM JST
YAKUZA - DPJ linked!
Someones beens threatened, someones gunna die!
That someone is a yak in public office.
Posted in: Severed fingertip sent to DPJ member
thepersoniamnowMar. 01, 2012 - 08:52AM JST
I think I know why they need em in the showers! Keep up the good work ladies....and thanks as always.
Posted in: Smartphones built to survive showers, toilet-drops
thepersoniamnowFeb. 23, 2012 - 12:21AM JST
Agree that it cold possibly have been premeditated.
It is surprising that she had the strength to really hurt someone, but she did pick on an elderly frail person.
And about the difficulties of cutting up someone, that could also depend on the knife.
They have some seriously sharp blades here for within the $200 range that slices through meat and hide very easily.
Posted in: Woman stabbed by Shibuya Station in Tokyo
thepersoniamnowFeb. 19, 2012 - 09:13AM JST
"Wanna have a look at Japanese history textbooks and tell me they are objective about WW2 history?"
And what do YOU know about WWII history? You know what you know from the version of history that you have chosen to accept as fact.
History is written by the victors and the losers become the villains. At least be aware of this before you declare things with absolute certainty.
Posted in: Australia marks 70 years since Japan's bombing of Darwin
thepersoniamnowFeb. 16, 2012 - 09:45PM JST
Nice one!!! Made me laugh
Posted in: Former Olympus president Kikukawa, 6 others arrested
thepersoniamnowFeb. 12, 2012 - 11:44AM JST
Do you think that the reason the government doesn't do much about it is because its actually a real issue?
Democracy is a farce.
Posted in: GKB47 and suicide
May. 20, 2013 - 11:30AM JST
This article made my day.
Posted in: Man arrested after taking Lexus for test drive to grandmother’s house 180 km away
May. 20, 2013 - 11:29AM JST
5 - 5
Football, bloody hell.
Posted in: Arsenal wins Champions League race; Ferguson bows out
May. 20, 2013 - 11:26AM JST
Agree with gaijintraveller and JeffLee. As long as JR pays for job creation (which means the…
Posted in: New shinkansen to use revolutionary simple stations
May. 20, 2013 - 11:24AM JST
Fds - makes good sense to you to kidnap then repeatedly rape girls till death, does…
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
May. 20, 2013 - 11:23AM JST
US bases in Okinawa Japan pay multibillion /dollars to let US forces to stay. Japan constructed…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa