virgo's past comments

  • 1

    virgo

    This won't bomb. I hear soooooooooooo much support for this film. And I am not talking about the black fanboys and family but tons of folks who are intrigued by the character. EVERYONE into Marvel is talking/blogging about it! It is part of the whole Avengers storyline involving several other Marvel characters. And with a stud actor and action not some corny nerd like Paul Rudd, which is the main reason I didn't watch Ant Man.

    Posted in: Filming begins on first Marvel superhero flick with black lead actor

  • 5

    virgo

    Those vending machines are long gone...you can buy new underwear, men or women though.

    Posted in: Man attacks woman, steals her underwear as she walks home

  • 3

    virgo

    trump between two KKK members! HOW APROPOS!

    Posted in: New look for Trump

  • 0

    virgo

    So we jail everyone who "SAYS" they wanna do something...as if a 60 year old singer is a threat. Don't we have the right to free speech? Remember? We can say what we want ...as we disparage trump a vile person, and you disparage Obama, who at least if he is vile, never showed it around the kids because he respected how the office/position was viewed. She didn't yell "fire" in a building. And I am pretty sure Madonna doesn't have advanced weapons and explosives training. Ha!

    Posted in: Man attacks Muslim airline employee at JFK, telling her 'Trump will get rid of all of you'

  • 0

    virgo

    As for pepper spray and stun guns etc....most heeled ladies walking home on their cell phones pretty much have to have the weapon in their hand as they walk or a hit from behind...bam! It's useless. If we actually publicly flog and permanently chip and track sexual predators..it would be unjust to many but safer for our daughters and sisters and in some cases moms!

    "Just grab em by the .....hmmm very trumpesque this criminal......

    Posted in: Man attacks woman, steals her underwear as she walks home

  • 9

    virgo

    For those of you not here in MURICA...this is the new norm. It happens daily. You hear people say things against Muslims and immigrants daily and if you fight against it your a "liberal"...as if that is a bad word. Do yourself a favor...book that vacation somewhere else but here for now.

    Posted in: Man attacks Muslim airline employee at JFK, telling her 'Trump will get rid of all of you'

  • 0

    virgo

    Cleo you ask why would anyone want to come here? I am here now and unless you have to come for family or work...don't. There is no reason. There is always somewhere else to go. Those of you on the fence about coming here. Don't. Not even worth the hassle. They are trying to make resisting arrest a hate crime against cops in Louisiana.That is what kind of fascist state we are becoming. So don't come here and add to tax revenue for them. And this goes for all of you on this thread who are against this type of authoritarian control. If sCupporting this regime bothers you go elsewhere. If you do decide to come and can't stand this regime...try to go to the areas on the map called blue states or cities. Like NYC for example. A sanctuary city that fights the government on using their police to round up undocumented workers. Or San Francisco. Or if you want to help make a donation to Planned Parenthood.

    Posted in: Trump orders building of Mexico border wall

  • 5

    virgo

    30 Billion........ so you think (general statement "you") that building a wall is more important than having a better educated public? That learns to creatively think so as to not be made dumb by authorities? So as to be able to always be employable in a new age instead of sucking on the teat of handouts. And waiting for a rich man to bring jobs is just as much a hand out as welfare. But those elites the white working class hates are largely whites and recent immigrants with educations in STEM fields coming out of school with offers of jobs over 80,000 USD. I have many friends making 6 figures wearing comfortable clothes and using their passports not sweating anything if they miss a day of work cuz a kid was sick. Working class whites sold fear by elite whites whose kids (and other's kids) are ready for the new age of automation and technology. Your factory job needs less of you and more of them. Even the new style supermarkets need more tech and less cashiers. Recent immigrants flooding hospitals and tech firms because we import more engineers and med students than ever. Our cities are gentrifying with more upper class degree holders. The gap between integrated urban culture and the rural folks will grow and the fear of the unknown widen.

    But we need that money for a wall....cuz Mexicans are taking jobs. What a joke. if you can't compete with largely uneducated laborers than you have your own issues. I personally know at least 7-8 undocumented workers who work twice as hard as I do, pay taxes but can't get money back after filing taxes. Billions of dollars that the government just keeps by the way. But go ahead and build the wall to make the fascist followers comfortable.

    Posted in: Trump orders building of Mexico border wall

  • 4

    virgo

    And how many of you here have actually lived in the inner city or spent much time on the streets of one or still do? I will raise my hand...............

    So how about some of that federal money going to programs that will get the next 8-11 year old kid focussed on an after school program where he hangs out with other kids like him learning things like programming and coding and actually seeing how a computer works besides games. Something many of these kids know nothing about. The reason why myself and a shit ton of people I know from a city called "Murder Town USA" all made it to uni and avoided jail and gangs because we had after school programs and mentors and all of that stuff. And among my classmates are PHD's, and Masters degrees and lawyers and financiers and many of us have seen the world. And we all grew up within 10-15 miles of each other. And we all had programs that steered us toward education. We avoided guns because we knew there was more because we saw more. So sure send in the feds and shoot up the place and put folks in jail long term. But what about the next group? The ones waiting in the wings with idle time on their hands and soft minds ready to be taken advantage of. Holding the guns and drugs for the older guys because they won't get the time as youth. So yeah...send in the feds..and the fed money....

    Posted in: Trump says he will 'send in the Feds' if Chicago doesn't end 'carnage'

  • 1

    virgo

    So the word is he admitted it so no more "alleged"? Someone asked if a lawyer was present. In the US even when they know you did it the lawyers want to protect you and don't want you to admit anything. Recently all over the news a high school kid got no jail time after violating 2 girls because the judge wanted him to experience college normally. Judges/parents/lawyers all in collusion to keep jail time low for their kids who just made a "mistake". No matter how much alcohol I and many men would never have done anything like this.

    If he admitted what he did right off with no lawyer, good on him. If he actually did it and wants to accept responsibility why need a slick lawyer?

    Posted in: Actress Takahata apologizes over son’s arrest on rape charge

  • 1

    virgo

    "To admit we've got a serious problem in no way contradicts our respect and appreciation for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day. It is to say that, as a nation, we can and must do better to institute the best practices that reduce the appearance or reality of racial bias in law enforcement." This is exactly what Obama said on his FB page Wolfpack.....how is this supporting the idea that whites have it in for blacks? This said hours before as you said. Read the entire page.......you straight out lie.

    Posted in: Dallas suspect told police he wanted to kill white officers

  • 2

    virgo

    As a teen, I listened to his music alone for houra as I did several other musicians. His music and many of the songs (many that were not hits but album tracks) had lyrics that had a profound meaning to me. They helped shape my acceptance of other people different from me. They helped me percieve what it was to be vulnerable or different. he was someone i was always interested in sitting down to talk to.

    I didn't know him but he affected me deeply. More than many people I knew personally. I was still into his music and had just purchased a few recent tracks in the last few months. My friends followed hime regularly on tour. I can go on and on. many of you are overwhelmed by a profound writer or painter or whatever but music is my thing more than any kind of art. In my expression and in my thoughts an in my emotional healing. Without it I would have grown up another college ball player stuck in one gear of agression. But so many of his songs in particular soothed me and helped me. Maybe Bowie for you, or the Beatles or whatever. There are other artists who helped me also. But Prince was a big part of my life soundtrack for over 30 years. Sometimes a song I didn't even register was transformed by a performance of it, sometimes it was the mood of the melody or the lyric.

    His death meant that there would be no more opportunities to hear him live, or being asked certain insights to certain works. Or to write something new that brought me joy. So I was really hurt. It felt like someone kicked me in the stomach. So I would never belittle someones' connection to any kind of art or person that represents that art. There are people I know who deaths will affect me less. Some more.

    Posted in: When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

  • 6

    virgo

    In many places worldwide there are great daycares with great staff. They usually cost more and are private but there is a need. Everyone who thinks it is just that easy to raise a child and not work is not being realistic. Not every mother of 1 or 2 small kids can afford to stay home full time. Some have full time jobs that allow them flexibility or 4 day work weeks or some very good part time jobs where the kid goes to day care only 2-3 days a week.

    All that said, in a good situation the child learns to adapt to many things and many daycares offer good learning centers. Sometimes we pick up the news that it was a parent or relative that has abused a child so there is no perfect answer. The vast majority of us here and of people I know spent at least some time in daycare and lived to tell the tale.

    Posted in: Quality of daycare in Japan deteriorating

  • 0

    virgo

    A few folks seem angry that they were ripped off.....yes it happen in Japan...no place is immune. But if you honestly think petty theft happens as much as in most western countries.....maybe you are in that Japan hate mode some get stuck in. I am not a Japan apologist by any means but let's not be all...."they have just as much crime" blah blah. I can count the crimes in my hometown of less than 80,000 with more crime than the entire city of Tokyo...of countless millions. Even the FBI crime list agrees with me so.......I would much rather leave a wallet in Starbucks Tokyo on the average than leave 25 cents any where in my hometown. Or leave a bike...or get robbed...or pickpocketed...or jumped.... Those of us from tough areas love Japans "relative" safety.

    That said its crazy how coming back from Japan and you actually hear adults letting kids listen to adult oriented things when the kid DO understand. And the kids sing it! I just sit their dumbfounded....just like that first time I walked into fasion outlet in Yokohama with demure pretty young ladies very polite....with gangsta rap just blaring....that first time it happens your mind just can't put the two together haha!

    Posted in: You know you’re in Japan when…

  • 2

    virgo

    I can personally relate to most of them and in my travels I find at least half of them to be more Japanese than any place I have been.

    I knew I was in Japan too long when i first came home and bowed or said "hai" or "un" to Asian people , usually who were Korean in my area. I had to catch myself a lot...in some situations I had to explain to which they wanted to know "why not Korea?".

    Then after longer in Japan I was using Japanese with everyone,..... who then looked at me strange. It becomes so automatic sometimes and I am sure many can relate..

    Posted in: You know you’re in Japan when…

  • 0

    virgo

    I have been to places that will let you cover a small tattoo. Cool. That said it is still someone else's culture. It will take a little more time, but many of the older Japanese have their set of customs that will take a little more time to fade away. It is not our job to push them. Let Japanese society handle that. Still if a place does have rules for them it is what it is. If you decided to get full body ink, then that is on you. Not everyone has or will be fully accepting of it.

    In the states still many people are judgemental of those with full sleeves and body work. A tattoo under your clothes is one thing but you don't see many corporate types with ink on their neck or in places that are frowned upon. We all have our preferences and I myself don't really care, but that said I am not attracted to too many females with full body art. They probably don't care what I think either as I am not in their "tribe".

    Again many of us feel that Japan needs to change things in order to fit in with international society etc. We have these discussions all the time. But we cannot expect the world to adapt to us. Some places will never be like home.

    Posted in: Many spa operators in Japan still refuse to let foreigners with tattoos use their facilities. Observers say this reflects a limited understanding in Japan about acquiring tattoos for fashion, religious reasons or tribal customs. What do you think about the issue?

  • -1

    virgo

    I wish every woman's shop had a place for naps. That said, I don't go shopping with women if I don't want to ...period. those days are done. Let them be mad or find a girlfriend. Nor do I get up early on days off "just because they do". great way to ruin a good relationship haha!

    Posted in: Nap time

  • 0

    virgo

    From my time in Japan I came across many Japanese who did drugs. Mostly weed but still they were regulars. several good pals. It is much more widespread but everyone still acts so shocked when someone "else" gets caught. There is a serious drug and alcohol culture in the big cities as much as many here want to deny it. Many do the legal drugs aka prescriptions. So many housewives and their anxiety pills. Sometimes the teens get them. I saw so many high on the streets as I was out all night at least once a week for years. Many think that jail will just solve the problem but with the societal bullying and all out pressure, people will find ways to feel "whole". I don't support that but neither do I support the way society in Japan can break a person down to make them conform. All societies have ways of conformity, but in the places most of us have come from we have smaller groups we can survive in even if we are not mainstream. They will market to us and make money off of us too!

    Unfortunately for a while her kids will find life difficult in Japan. Even in an elite overseas Japan based school they will be known. What they need is a school that will help them with counselors that will be there for them through the tough times to come. Closer to Asia MAY be better for them AND their mother. She can use her Japanese notoriety a little better for work ...maybe. Small and modeling in NYC don't always go together though she can get print work for a certain age range.

    As for NYC I have seen both sides of it in my days there. Rich little snobby a-holes who will be successful because of the connections they form and the doors daddy opens. (Sound familiar?). Also the wierd artistic ones who try to be very different on purpose from all the rest. But they have money to go to the NEW SCHOOL in Manhattan and for those of you who don't know, it produces some of the most successfull creative people in the USA. The main thing is they are not babies. They understand what has happened and will need serious counseling. Japan will wont be the safe cocoon for them for awhile.

    Hey remember Nori P returned from a drug scandal. It will take time but Aki will have to scrath tooth and nail to get repect back. I wish her and the kids luck.

    Posted in: Kiyohara's ex-wife thinking of educating sons in U.S.

  • 1

    virgo

    Amazing that anyone can blame other countries for any USA economic financial woes. People buy what they want. Fords aren't really it for Japanese. Living in Tokyo I saw products from all around the world daily. Even in my local Ozeki. Most of the foreign products I see in my local US grocer are limited to a small section. I have to go to specialty stores for a large amount of world food products just like in Japan when I want a large amount of western products. There were about 5 shops in Tokyo that I know of that did brisk business in our products. But large scale products like cars is in Japan's favor. Until recent hiccups they made a better product for economical cars for years. In recent years Korea is beating them in electronics. It seems that Americans are usually happy when the US dollar is strong. We can buy more stuff. We complain about cuurrency manipulation but want our currency to be the world standard and smack down any ideas to change it. We as a nation of poorly traveled centrists will smack down anyone who challenges our sovereignty. China and japan are not hurting us...WE are hurting us. WE wanted the deals we signed. Then we complain. Not all China made products are cheap. Don't buy dollar store stuff. Go look at how many excellent brand names you bought are made in China. Big names with factories there. I am looking at excellent things around me right now. I invest money in things that work well.

    America great again? Trump rhetoric as well as the standard GOP line. What makes America great? Dominating others? No one else can ever win? Controlling the world? Moving t-shirt companies back to the US so a $10 shirt is now $20?

    How about this Trump...? Improving education for our youth in this country to be on par with a changing world of technology and STEM services so many of our jobs don't have to be imported because of our shortage of ultra skilled. Some majors in US grads schools have no US students. How about more money for the education of the large amount of uneducated factory workers who support you so their kids can learn skills that won't have them working in dying industries like coal? Black lung anyone? how about having your suits made by a bespoke NYC tailor instead of China? You can afford it right? It is truly amazing the amount of people hear who actually think the "Donald" will improve the US. When parents are teaching their kids that it is un-American to speak another language these days how about isolationg us more?

    Article Unavailable

  • 4

    virgo

    The only contract should be how much or work for us not them as in many businesses in entertainment. No contract should force anyone to do anything with their body that they don't want to. If they quit then they quit but a contract should never allow you to force sex....period.

    Watching a recent docu in the states it is a similar situation. Young girls just at 18 are roomed together for a family atmosphere and groomed for the "amateur" looking young girl porn. The big thing is there are so many regular people who love porn and put their own films on the net. They have sex with friends and groups to make their own money. Tumblr is now more porn than any other activity on that site. Sex is a fun activity that most people love but after they are taken advantage of it can ruin it for them. Porn sells people false images, hopes and dreams. With so many people voluntarily putting their own porn out there on the web it is difficult to police but young women need to be taught the downside of it, especially from former porn women.

    Posted in: Japan's porn industry preys on young women, say rights advocates

グローバルに
活躍したいあなたへ
外資系転職

バイリンガル人材の
ための求人サイト

見てみる

View all

Find Your
Apartment
in Japan

10,000’s of properties available today!

Search