harvey pekar's past comments

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    harvey pekar

    @domtoidi - "Tokyo truly is a right wing kind of town."

    Always has been. And Japan truly is a right wing kind of country.

    If you are truly a progressive Japanese politician who does have radical ideas to help working mothers, working families, the economy, the energy crisis, and Okinawa, what chance do you have?

    Posted in: Koike elected Tokyo governor: exit poll

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    harvey pekar

    If you disliked the US' 2014 Godzilla because of lack of Godzilla, then you'll be pleased to know Japan's 2016 Shin Godzilla has even less Godzilla, but...

    ...with 100% more Japanese business meetings! If you live in Japan and enjoy Japanese business meetings where there is men talking, pontificating, and grumbling, then this is your movie.

    And in the 2014 version, if you hated the focus on a few human characters, then you'll love 2016's no focus on any of the 300 characters.

    And this is no spoiler, NOT A SPOILER! , but...

    The real villains in Shin Godzilla is America, and Post-War Pacifism.

    Pure propaganda.

    Posted in: He's back

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    harvey pekar

    Koike hasn't given her finger to the LDP, just to the oyajis and those old men are just angry cuz it's a boys club, not because her beliefs are different than theirs. She very much supports their every scary nationalistic view, just not the idea a man should be in charge.

    And let's not forget, her father supported that loon Ishihara and the hate group, Tatenokai.

    Posted in: Koike ahead in polls as Tokyo votes for governor

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    harvey pekar

    Koike, against the idea of biofuels, supports reforming Japanese textbooks to support a more sympathetic view towards Japan in history, has also supported revising the constitution like Abe, supported Bush's war on terror, supports visits to Yasukuni and goes every year, and...

    She's a member of the radical right-wing group, Nippon Kaigi.

    If you're thinking you're getting a game changer with her, that's a completely misguided notion.

    Posted in: Koike ahead in polls as Tokyo votes for governor

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    harvey pekar

    Never one to be outdone by the Yanks, Britain's counter to America's scene stealing Donald Trump, Boris. Freaking. Johnson.

    Posted in: Theresa May becomes Britain's new prime minister; Boris Johnson named foreign secretary

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    harvey pekar

    Well, duh.

    If your country's economy is in the crapper, restarting 40 year old nuclear power plants and coal are your best options for energy, your country is just getting it's war machine started, company's are laying off thousands and being bought by overseas companies, young talent with new ideas aren't rewarded, and your eating up all of the world's tuna...

    Why on earth would you want to have kids?

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    harvey pekar

    I said it on election day, and I'll say it again...

    All Hail, Nippon Kaigi! Welcome your new overlords! Same as the old!

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    harvey pekar

    I think the idea that the Japanese people were duped by Abe is wrong. Japan has never been known as a country who stands up to their tyrant, no matter how wrong they are.

    This is the ultimate bend over and take it country. You say Nuclear Power and coal is our only hope? OK. You say we need to revise the constitution? I may not like it, but OK. You say immigration hurts the purity of our people, thus no one should be let in? OK. Our economy is on track? Yes, sir.

    Posted in: Victory

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    harvey pekar

    I think after these many elections and this long with Abe, Japan has spoken: We want our pre-WWII glory, our fascist iron-fisted leaders, we want to reclaim our title as bully of the Far East. What more evidence do you need?

    Anyone hoping for Japan to wake up and oust Abe is obviously in denial. This is and always be how Japan likes their country run.

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    harvey pekar

    All Hail Nippon Kaigi!

    Posted in: Ruling bloc wins landslide in upper house election; voter turnout at 54.7%

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    harvey pekar

    J-Politics is so much more interesting than J-Dramas.

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    harvey pekar

    I remember before I came to live in Japan.

    I was fed up with my home country's government. I felt change never seemed to happen fast enough. The news was filled with politicians all trying to be the leader, the boss. Every one had some policy or plan and it was fight after fight on the news about who's idea was right or wrong.

    Now I live in Japan, where change never happens. No one wants to be the leader. No one has a policy or plan. The news is too afraid to tackle any topic with differing opinions or criticism.

    Please, someone, convince the woman I'm related to by marriage to agree to leave this country.

    Posted in: Japan ruling bloc election win could be too big for markets to swallow

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    harvey pekar

    To paraphrase Jake Gittes from Chinatown,

    Forget it, Netflix. It's Japan.

    Posted in: Netflix to boost original series, films in and from Asia

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    harvey pekar

    You finally found a couple in Japan who want to have sex, with each other, and you punish them?

    You see, that's why all young people here are scared of the opposite sex and you're doomed.

    Posted in: High school student expelled for having sex, sues school for Y6 million

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    harvey pekar

    This article is so misleading.

    Who says the Japanese want a Bernie Sanders?

    Abe has made so many missteps, no one blinked when Aso was brought back, Abenomics, Okinawa, tax raises, stagnant wages, constitution changes, and all there is are some articles about scattered protests or worried citizens, but then...

    Nothing. Japanese people are and have always been unwilling to stand up as a whole. Study the history. They want an iron fist, they want to be controlled, and progress has never been welcomed, whether it be opening up to the west or challenging dictators.

    Posted in: Lower voting age leaves many wondering: 'Where's Japan's Bernie Sanders?'

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    harvey pekar

    "...but now you can vote starting at 18 years of age and possibly screw up more than just your own life."

    I always found this argument hilarious. The belief that uninformed 18 year olds voting will somehow hurt society more than the "informed" wise cronies in their 30s - 60s have who just vote for the name of the guy who's the son of who they voted for before.

    This country is in the crapper, has been for years, and you're worried 18 yr olds will ruin that? I'm not saying under 18ers should vote, 18 is good to me, and in no way can this country's trajectory get worse.

    Old people have been voting and screwing up the future of children for years, at least now the next generation has a chance to have their say.

    Posted in: #Vote

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    harvey pekar

    I would love to see politics mixed with other things in Japan, not just music.

    Comedy is toothless here, no satire, no challenging the establishment, just the same ol same ol fat jokes or pain-inflicting-comedy.

    I'd love to see politics discussed with more fervor on those innocuous morning shows.

    But most of all, I'd love to hear a politician actually "discuss" politics, not be a recorded message for their party leader.

    Posted in: It appears that elements that do not look kindly on having an individual who has been critical of the current administration appear at a noted event like Fuji Rock are using the logic that politics should not be brought into music.

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    harvey pekar

    Honestly, I just feel bad for the women at this point.

    Yeah they got paid, but watching them do press, beyond Jones, you can tell the hate is really taking a toll on them.

    These women aren't trying to ruin your childhood. I honestly believe they just wanted to make a fun movie.

    Okay it's not funny, but why be so angry just because it's not funny? Adam Sandler deserves more hate then.

    Harold Ramis isn't walking through that door, Murray didn't want to continue, Ghostbusters 3 wasn't gonna happen. Let it go, watch the original on blu-ray and ignore this if you want, but let it go man.

    When they reboot it with dudes or a mixed cast, maybe it'll work or maybe it won't but that happening anytime soon.

    Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' backlash brings out Internet trolls

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    harvey pekar

    Ah, a true champion of the people: "If we lose one battle, we've already lost the war" - Says Worst Leader Ever

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    harvey pekar

    One thing I can't believe is that drivers will really give up their right to "be in a hurry" ? Or somehow that the "impatient" gene will be completely phased out of human DNA?

    If automated cars become a thing of reality, humans will all of the sudden will be willing to go the same speed as everyone else? Not have the urge to pass a car? Not be annoyed of being behind a bus? Not want to make a yellow light? Not be late to work?

    I can't see a world where the aggressive driver will willingly give up their automotive freedoms and enjoy feeling stuck in a uniformed moving line.

    Can you override an automated car's computer in an emergency or must you just sit and take it like a roller coaster and watch your possible death happening with no ability to stop it? Talk about horror.

    Posted in: Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: study

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