BertieWooster's past comments

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    BertieWooster

    Abe is completely out of touch with reality.

    Posted in: Abe says casino resorts would create jobs, rejecting opposition

  • -1

    BertieWooster

    "Living with depression" is not being cured of it!

    It's like "learning to live with a broken leg."

    If you know what you're doing you can cure something so that it doesn't exist as a problem any more.

    Posted in: Most patients with depression get poor care, or none at all: study

  • -4

    BertieWooster

    Adequate treatment is treatment that works. Drugs are about as effective as the old standby alcohol and psychology and psychiatry are a total failure. With the prevalence of psychs in our society, in schools, on the media, in the work place, if they were effective, there wouldn't be so many people suffering from depression, committing suicide and mass killings. If you research it, most of these people are in the middle of or have received psych "treatment."

    Psych is as effective at creating sanity as lawyers are in creating law abiding citizens.

    Posted in: Most patients with depression get poor care, or none at all: study

  • -2

    BertieWooster

    Is he going to apologise?

    Posted in: Abe's Pearl Harbor visit plan draws mixed responses in Japan

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    BertieWooster

    voiceinokinawa,

    Good post.

    Since the U.S.A. is occupying this land for its own purposes, it should pay rent. The U.S.A. should be given a bill for ground rent on a par with what we who live here have to pay.

    Then perhaps they would stop wasting space or pack up and leave.

    Japan is in fact paying much more for the U.S. forces here than the United States itself.

    According to U.S. documents from 2004, Japan pays more than 70 percent of the cost of hosting U.S. forces, as compared to between 30 and 40 percent in South Korea, Germany, and other nations. However, as the role of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) expands under new security-related legislation, the Finance Ministry's Fiscal System Council has declared that U.S. military hosting costs "must be re-evaluated and reduced."

    More here:

    <http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160530/p2a/00m/0na/017000c

    Posted in: Carter says U.S. satisfied with Japan's contribution to alliance

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    BertieWooster

    They ought to be satisfied. Japan pays the most protection money, sorry, contribution of any country.

    Posted in: Carter says U.S. satisfied with Japan's contribution to alliance

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    DieRealityCheck,

    Much alike American's Pumpkin..lol. who would rule the world from next year. Gosh help us.

    Well, you may not like to think about this, but the US of A does not rule the world.

    Trump will rule the U.S.A.

    The U.S.A. will continue its long slow slide to bankruptcy.

    And China will laugh all the way to the bank.

    Posted in: Duterte praises Japanese traits of sincerity and respectfulness

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Excellent!

    Posted in: What do you think of the quality of dentistry in Japan?

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    Complete waste of money.

    Insanity!

    Posted in: Japan's defense budget for FY 2017 likely to hit record Y5.1 tril

  • -2

    BertieWooster

    Last time I went past Futenma there was massive construction going on.

    Looks like they don't intend to vacate Futenma any time soon, even when the huge new superbase is built in Henoko.

    The US military is reducing the burden on Okinawa by increasing it.

    Quite a trick!

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    BertieWooster

    Aldous Huxley wrote, "There are three kinds of intelligence, in descending order, human, animal and military."

    Where does top-secret political intelligence come in this, I wonder.

    Posted in: Trump gets third intel briefing, far fewer than predecessors

  • 23

    BertieWooster

    I'd love to see what would happen if they tried to lampoon Abe!

    Posted in: Japanese comedian parodies Trump in ramen skit

  • -2

    BertieWooster

    So many people seem to forget that Okinawa is not American soil.

    They have no right to house their bases here.

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  • -3

    BertieWooster

    There is so much misinformation about this whole issue. Partly it's because the Okinawans whom many US military people come across are those working on base or spouses and they tell the Americans what they think they want to hear. Japanese people tend to do this and Okinawans are very good at it.

    Onaga and before him, Nakaima were elected on the "reduce the burden on Okinawa" ticket. Nakaima, on the pretext of having to check in at a hospital, visited Abe a few years ago and came back to Okinawa, with his coat gleefully turned 180 degrees in the opposite direction. He said that he had secured the return of Futenma within five (5) years. That was, if my memory serves me well, in 2013.

    Okinawans chose their governor and most of the district heads on the reduce the burden on Okinawa platform.

    The PR lines; "most of the anti's come from outside Okinawa," "the protesters are paid for protesting," and especially the one I heard recently, "the protesters are mostly Chinese," are pure bovine excreta.

    Okinawans want their land back.

    They have a right to their own land.

    If the US bases insist on occupying this land, they should pay the same land rent that any of us would have to pay.

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    BertieWooster

    5speedracer5

    Abe is certainly one of the best PMs Japan has had in the last 40 years.

    How do you judge that?

    Economic improvement?

    Better relations with the neighbours?

    A big NO on both counts.

    Come on. They guy is a king among technocrats.

    What??????

    HIs family has given its entire existence to public service.

    Well, his grandfather was a war criminal who managed to worm his way out of punishment after WWII.

    Abe was PM before and then had a health scare and now he is back.

    He had a nervous breakdown. Somehow they are keeping him upright. Often he looks like he's going to flip again when things don't go his way.

    He helps people.

    He helps the ultra-right super-rich. He don't do nuffink for us.

    Is he perfect? Certainly not.

    Finally, comrade Racer, you say something I can agree with.

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    BertieWooster

    And Abe wants to reopen MORE reactors!

    Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant decommission, compensation costs to almost double

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    BertieWooster

    Japan surely doesn't need to pay the US anything!

    The US, if it absolutely insists on occupying Japanese land, should pay rent at the same prices that anyone else in Japan has to.

    Posted in: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wants Japan to pay more of the costs for hosting U.S. military bases. Should Japan pay more?

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    BertieWooster

    Recently Abe has been out of the country most of the time.

    This is obviously a successful action.

    If Abe spent more time abroad, the approval rating might rise to the dizzy heights of 70 percent or higher!

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    BertieWooster

    I doubt that even Trump could make it any worse than it already is.

    Posted in: Could Trump save U.S. Mideast policy? Or just make it worse?

  • 7

    BertieWooster

    Shinzo Abe’s faltering bid to pump up the world’s number three economy.

    Why mince words?

    Why not call it what it is?

    A failure.

    Abe has failed to halt the slide of the Japanese economy.

    Posted in: Japan suffers longest consumer price fall since 2011

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