Mr. Noidall's past comments

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    Mr. Noidall

    What we need is more movies like Driving Miss Daisy, or The Butler. You know-- blacks in servitude. That always draws huge crowds and oscar nominations. Or, movies where blacks are criminals, thugs, gangbangers, and rapists of white women. But what we don't need, and definitely don't want, is another film depicting the harsh, brutal, violent, murderous reality of white people. No, no, no!

    Posted in: 'Moonlight' director to film slavery drama for Amazon

  • -2

    Mr. Noidall

    Watching this on the news, I got the vibe that the E.U. President was handed a Dear John letter.

    Posted in: Britain formally notifies EU of withdrawal

  • 2

    Mr. Noidall

    Yeah, I know it's an inconvenient truth. If only the blacks could just shut up, get over it, pull themselves up by their boot straps. Yadayada. The thing is, this is what's been said since day one. While other races have had the sympathy of the world, psychological and financial support, the blacks have survived in the absence of any help, support, or sympathy. What a beautiful, preservering race. There's nothing you can do; you'll never get rid of them or squash the truth. Yeah, let's switch focus and concentrate on anything else-- just not the blacks. American history, the founding of the country, and slavery are inextricably connected. I know it hurts your consciousness.

    Posted in: 'Moonlight' director to film slavery drama for Amazon

  • 0

    Mr. Noidall

    I'm Japanese. As the writer mentioned earlier, quite a few Japanese wear mask when being outside. Even I always wear mask during autumn, winter, spring season, espesially in public transportations. Let's imagine, you are sitting on a seat on a train with a person standing in front of you coughing or sneezing because of a slight cold. What would you feel? Don't you feel unconfortable?

    Ok. Fair play to you. But as a Japanese person, can you please tell me why Japanese simply don't cover their mouths when they hack?

    Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

  • 3

    Mr. Noidall

    I feel the opposite about the left not getting it.

    Ok. You feel the opposite about the left: the left is logical, and, strangely, you have plenty to say I'm supper of it?

    China and Mexico seem to be doing fine. You do know China, unlike Trump, is trying to do something about polluting the environment?

    Posted in: Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

  • 2

    Mr. Noidall

    I don't see how quibbling over whether 鄕 refers to domestic villages or overseas serves any useful purpose; in the past, the village on the other side of the mountain/on the far bank of the river was virtually a different country.

    It lends credibility to Yubaru's first comment.

    Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

  • 5

    Mr. Noidall

    So damn millions of Americans that depended on these jobs. I keep forgetting, the environment is more important for the left than the lives of the average American.

    This is so illogical, that I'm almost at a loss for words. Do you even understand that without a healthy, stable environment, there is no life? Money would be meaningless. Remember, irregardless of computers, automobiles, and Super Nintendos, humans are animals first, capable of extinction just like every other organism, and the millions that are already extinct, thanks to both nature and human activity. Stupidity beyond belief!

    Posted in: Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

  • -1

    Mr. Noidall

    Actually, it doesn't refer to domestic nor to 'Gaikoku', and the proverb itself likely comes from a time before Japan was a unified country. The proverb refers to entering a 郷 - a village. There is no reference as to whether that village is Japanese or otherwise.

    Well, if we check the historical record, the few documents available on early Japan written by a Chinese envoy, we can infer that the only people who traveled from Japan was a royal envoy on mission to pay homage to the Chinese emporer, and that those voyages abruptly ended, I think, around the 4th or 5th century C.E. We also know that kanji didn't reach Japan until the 6th century. So we can safely assume that the earliest possible chance for that expression to make its appearance was around the transition phase from Nara to Heian Kyo-- a time when the capital was the center of life, and simply leaving the capital was tantamount to foreign travel. But I doubt the expression is that old. Next, was a time when different fiefs were dominated by different clans; so we can safely assume that the expression originated at that time, when traveling to different fiefs and mingling with different clansmen meant dealing with essential foreigners. After that, Japan expelled foreigners and sealed her doors for two hundred years, so there was no traveling abroad until the Meiji period; but this traveling was done by a select few who, possibly, could have coined the expression. But, again, I doubt it. Therefore, I think it more plausible that the expression refers to intervillage traveling.

    Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

  • -3

    Mr. Noidall

    Now thankfully, no one was hurt or even had anything worse than a mild inconvenience from this encounter. So instead of picking a fight to justify your political leanings, how about you take this article as a teachable moment: Japanese tourists need to be more aware that what they take for granted in Japan isn't necessarily normal everywhere else in the world, and non-Japanese people can learn that just because you see a foreigner doing something odd that doesn't make them a terrorist.

    Now that is an overreaction. I'm sorry if I ruined your day.

    Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

  • 5

    Mr. Noidall

    It's a sad, sad, day. Many grey clouds to come.

    Posted in: Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

  • 6

    Mr. Noidall

    It is indeed an overreaction, but given the degree to which politicians in western countries and outside agitators overhype the likelihood of being a victim in a terrorist attack, it's not exactly a surprising one.

    It's not an overreaction considering what just happened in Westminster last week, the lone gunman at a Paris airport 2 weeks ago, and all the terrorism in Europe throughout last year. The reaction was the correct one. Terrorism is alive and real in this day and age. Being politically correct doesn't help anyone but the terrorist. The Brits in this town were obviously unaware that in Japan these masks function as a fashion accessory. They were already on edge, they reacted accordingly.

    In the west, parading around town with your face obscured makes you appear suspicious.

    Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

  • 9

    Mr. Noidall

    The Japanese proverb 郷に入っては郷に従え means exactly the same.

    Clearly it refers to domestic travel, when entering other prefectures, towns, and villages within Japan; it doesn't refer to Gaikoku.

    I also have the same reaction as the Brits to the Japanese's obsession with these masks--it's totally scary and off-putting.

    They only serve one medical purpose: pathalogical shyness/ antisociality.

    Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

  • 8

    Mr. Noidall

    they really need to clean this area up. its a disgrace, forcefully remove the occupants then destroy the makeshift houses. it totally puts a downer on the scenery of the area.

    Where should the homeless people go?

    Does it put a downer on the scenery, or just on the conscious?

    Posted in: It's home for some

  • 2

    Mr. Noidall

    Trump's been putting minorities out of a home for years, long before the Obamas; he plays the rich man's game like a pro when it comes to taxes; his health plan threatened to take away health insurance for millions, give more tax breaks for the super rich and the big drug cartels; he plans to scrap the EPA and DOE, and he wants to increase military spending, and pander to the NRA. In other words, he's just what the doctor ordered for this conservative, republican congress, their wet dream. The fact that he couldn't close the deal speaks volumes about his business skills. I can't wait for him to eat his own words: You're Fired!

    Posted in: Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

  • 5

    Mr. Noidall

    Trump's blame game is a true testimonial to class that his predecessor possessed. That president battled eight years against a bitter, corrupt, conservative congress, and never did he stoop to the level of a kindergartener and blame everybody else for his own mistakes.

    Posted in: Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

  • 5

    Mr. Noidall

    I've never come across a person whose death is directly resulted from smoking or doctors declare a patient's death is because of smoking.

    No on dies from A.I.D.S. either. They die from the diseases and complications that A.I.D.S. allows to happen.

    Also, smokers don't have a right to pollute public breathing air.

    Posted in: No violator punished under antismoking ordinance launched in 2010

  • 2

    Mr. Noidall

    Katakana has nothing to do. If there were no Katakana in Japanese, they would use Hiragana to write down the pronunciation.

    Oukei, ifu yuu sei sou. I was watching the proactive tv commercial and the lady said boudii culiniingu burashuu. And i just though, is it that hard to say body cleaning brush? If it is, why not just say it in Japanese, why persist with this katakana English nonsense?

    Another problem: I'm overhearing the Japanese teacher greet her ono-on-one student. For the first 5 minutes they chewed the fat, as you usually do as a warm up. But guess what? It was all in Japanese. And I thought, why are you, a Japanese person, paying another Japanese person to speak Japanese? Shouldn't the warm up be in English? And my Japanese is good enough that I understood they were talking about the weather. Also, every time a student enters, the Japanese teachers always greet them in Japanese. Never do they say, hello, how's it going today? Lovely whether today, etc. and then after the lesson, it's always, otsukaresama desu. Never do they say, good job, you did well, etc. This is the mentality and teaching techniques of these teachers.

    Posted in: Why can't Japanese teachers of English ... speak English?

  • 10

    Mr. Noidall

    What happened to all the braggadocio during Trump's campaign? "Where gonna repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare!" "If you can't make a deal with a politician, then you're not any good." Well, I guess Trump isn't any good.

    Posted in: Trump, GOP leaders pull bill to repeal 'Obamacare'

  • 11

    Mr. Noidall

    The problem? Japanese try to teach and learn English all the while trying their best to not get involved with foreigners in any way, shape, or form.

    Posted in: Why can't Japanese teachers of English ... speak English?

  • 0

    Mr. Noidall

    @strangerland.

    The problem for me, as someone who is actually biracial, is that the terms available to us were given by monoracial people. If you read these comments, many say: " i don't see a problem...", "I think it's a problem..." But these people are expressing their opinions when they're not qualified to do so. If Japanese biracial people are fine with the term hafu, then any monoracial person who sees a problem with it needs to shove it in a hat, and vice versa. Also, only white people are allowed to say I'm a quarter this and an eighth that. People of darker ethnicities are placed by society into one box. Africans can't say I'm a quarter Ghanaian and a sixteenth Senegalese. No! To the world he or she is simply African, meaning black. The same goes for asians, albeit, they have a little more room to wiggle than Africans. But it's usually white people who are most vocal about what biracial people should be called. And it's only an issue when there's a perceived "dirty" race tainting a perceived "pure" race.

    Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids

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