Chuck McCrossan comments

Posted in: BABYMETAL voted Best Metal Album of the Year by magazine See in context

I think they are great!

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Posted in: Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid; Russia outraged See in context

When Russia disbanded the Warsaw pact which was created to counter NATO, they trusted that NATO would not be needed by the west because everyone was drifting toward friendlier times. Russia felt that they no longer needed to put money into more and better arms and so they let their military technology go stale. Now they realize that the west never did have intention of cutting back on advancing war technology so Russia resumed advancing their technology and is almost at par now and will strive to go further. Russia is still far ahead of the west in missile technology and if it comes to nukes, it will be a toss-up. Russia just needs to postpone a little longer until NATO deploys the F-35 in strength in order to win the upcoming conflict. I heard that the Aegis system might not work too well after all. Just my opinion but I may be correct.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid; Russia outraged See in context

Well now...maybe Russia will REALLY put their army in Ukraine. I'm sure Putin has been pushed enough...time to push back.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Posted in: Berlin Wall becomes global symbol of liberty See in context

ex-U.S. president who famously challenged his Soviet counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev, saying: “Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

As if this is why it came down. lol Gorbachev decided months before while strolling through a corn field in Simcoe, Ontario with his Agriculture Minister on a visit to Canada. Of course with USA recording all conversations worldly, they used the info to set up the propaganda of Reagan's speech.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: What do you think is the best way for the global community to deal with the Islamic State? See in context

Demand that USA insist that their friends the Saudi's and Qatari's stop funding them!...for starters...

15 ( +15 / -0 )

Posted in: Pacifist no more? Experts discuss Japan's military See in context

scipantheist..... The location of Japan is of too much importance militarily for USA to leave. I doubt that they will ever leave even if someone asked.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: Pacifist no more? Experts discuss Japan's military See in context

I think the change in article 9 is a signal to USA. Japan is in need of reasserting its sovereignty. It has long been under the yoke of colonial and post-war control by USA to the point that the people are tired of their presence in Japanese life. Changing the article will allow Japan to build offensive platforms in all aspects of their armed forces. If USA is truly in Japan as a protector, then Japan must show that they are capable of defending themselves. If USA is there only for self-interest (likely), then Japan can use their new-found militaristic strength to kick them out of the country. :)

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: Sporting gesture See in context

Although this is not a "shame bow", it is probably one of great regret. This is the highest respect bow, Saikeirei 最敬礼, 45 degrees: Say you screw up, big time and you need to apologize, or perhaps you’re bowing to the emperor. This is the bow you should use, because it shows the most amount of respect (or regret) possible. They would have bowed a bit less, say 25 to 30 degrees, if they were humbling themselves to the sporting crowd.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Posted in: 20% of Tokyo university students want to die, NPO survey suggests See in context

There is a suicide problem in Universities and colleges in North America too... not just Japan.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: S Korea rejects Boeing; says F-15 not good enough See in context

F22 ' s have never seen combat. Look good on paper.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Give us a hug See in context

This photo is very easy to explain. Here in Canada, we are huggers...and that is it. It is a warm affectionate greeting....a tradition I suppose. My wife and I take care of tours of Japanese teenagers all summer who come here for 1 or 2 weeks. It used to be that the Japanese students were kind of apprehensive about it but since the same groups come each year, they are now used to it and often initiate the hugging themselves. At the end of their stay everyone hugs a lot with plenty of tears as they say goodbye. I will be visiting Japan myself next month and some of these same students will greet me at the airport with.....a hug. :)

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Posted in: China and Japan seek to ease tensions, but risks remain See in context

The world needs China and Japan to be friends economically. Can't it be seen that USA needs number two and number three economies to be at each other's throat so they can continue to be number one? Don't fall for this USA prompting agitation in the background. Shelve this dispute for now and get back to your economies...become number one and number two economies... USA is dying.

-7 ( +3 / -11 )

Posted in: High-tech toilet maker eyes global throne See in context

They just don't advertise it in North America. In decorating magazines it is not found so the masses are just not aware. When I ordered mine from Home Depot's website they offered a small amount of choices. I informed them when I picked it up that it is catching on all over the world. A month later the same site had 5 pages of them. Just coincidence I guess. They are starting to appear in new restaurants in downtown Toronto. We have ours on the main floor so when we have guests, they kinda pause at the door and have a priceless look on their face. They usually ask a lot of questions at that time of how it works. Yes, we have heard a couple of low squeals but they always emerge from the bathroom with a smile on their face... especially the women. :)

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: High-tech toilet maker eyes global throne See in context

I visited Japan last year and when I returned, I bought one right away. Now my wife and I only use that one and the others never get used. :) North America needs to advance to civility in that area. :)

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Turkey, Syria trade fire as border tensions mount See in context

It cannot be a civil war when 95% of the opposition are not Syrians as reported by German Intelligence and others. Some reports indicate that it is the rebels who are firing mortars into Turkey in order to allow Nato into the conflict in areas where they are not already involved).

-13 ( +0 / -13 )

Posted in: Syria fighting rages as refugee numbers soar See in context

Thank you NeverSubmit... you also clearly know what is really going on.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Posted in: Ex-PM says Syria regime collapsing See in context

I wonder how millions US payed Hijab to "defect" 2 days after he was fired by the Syrian government... and who wrote his speech? lol Since the west has now armed the "rebels" with more tanks, Russia should go all out to arm Syria with anything they want. No one should be arming either side!!!!

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Posted in: Syrian prime minister defects to opposition, accusing Assad of genocide See in context

So... has he really defected or has he been kidnapped and now been killed as the "rebels" often do with their prisoners?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Well...it looks like the rebels (for lack of an easier term for whoever they are) are about to use the nerve gas they brought from Libya on innocent Syrian people (probably Assad supporters once again) and blame it on the government (can't use regime...that's a Nato term). Of course the blaming will work and all hell will break loose. The west will be congratulating themselves on a job well done. From CNN with their fake Syria Danny who is actually from UK with staged bombing reports and actors playing dead for nasty photos, to all the anti Assad rhetoric pumped into western controlled media worldwide...to Al Jazeera turning into a pro western mouthpiece because they are owned by Qatar who is supplying nasty mercenaries...so disgusting that a lot of their veteran reporters quit on them. The only one to save everything is Russia. No one knows what they will do. Maybe they will do what is right and stop Nato right now or maybe they will wait until they and China build up their war machines and then do it. It's coming and I don't think it's going to be nice. USA always only attacks weaker nations...let's see how they do if there is any resistance. Just my opinion so I need not prove anything of what I say....it's just too obvious anyway.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Syrian news report on the most recent attack and the armament which they discovered. http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2012/07/13/431278.htm

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: Japan eyes electricity deregulation to boost competition See in context

How about tapping volcanoes for electricity?

http://m.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/jan/20/tapping-energy-from-inside-the-earth-developers/

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Here is a very interesting article from the Guardian in UK.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/12/syrian-opposition-doing-the-talking

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

I came across this article today which seems to have the analysis down to what I would consider quite plausible. Gee, Ben... I wonder if his sources are reliable. lol I hope a lot of people have figured out what is really going on. Don't bother answering Ben. If you ARE in the branch of US military or other military whose job is discouraging and countering by pathetically insulting (not that I am saying you are but I have come across many of those types while commenting in newspapers, especially in USA, and you seem just like them but a bit overthetop), then just read the article and chuckle if need be.

http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/middle-east-master-plan-towards-war-and-fascism-2/

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Your sources are all from western media. If I am correct, then all of your sources of fact are questionable. Controlling the media is a normal thing to do in worldly agendas and the west is good at it. Japan is not very independent in news. Syrian news sources are not blogs. Syrian news sources gave the results of the vote on the reforms. Did you know that the new Assad government reforms brought several opposition members into the government positions....even some who were previously jailed for being against the government.. No, you would not know that. The west paints this really bad country called Syria but did you know that women have rights (not like American controlled Arab countries)... they do not have to cover their heads, etc. But if you only follow the western news you would not know that. The west paints anyone they dislike the same way...China...Russia,...Iran....

Anyway you are just who you are... It sounds like American military personnel... but... you are who you are.... enjoy life... but think real hard about this....

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Here is what will probably play out soon. These so called rebels are going to be creating a false flag event soon with biological weapons (which they acquired in Libya). This is to convince the world that Nato should attack Syria. Of course, Syria would never do this knowing that it would bring the wrath of the world upon itself. This would be a normal Nato tactic. Already a New York newspaper has announced that it seems that Syria has moved some of its stockpile of nerve gas. Their source, of course is the nato backed opposition in Syria. It is so obvious what is going on in Syria. It's too bad that many innocent people have to die for the west to succeed at its agenda. Just my opinion of course.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Ben.. calm down... this is not a debate. Your source of western news dictates to you what is going on. My sources dictate to me that there is an alter truth. I have checked out both sides of the debate and I see no agenda by Syria but definitely an agenda by the western regime changers. I understand that to think that the so called good guys of the world could possibly actually be the bad guys goes against all that you... and I, have been conditioned to think but couldn't I be correct? I personal think that you could be correct. I could not prove to you what I know...you would merely tear it up for one reason or another. Your sources of information could be lies too but you could never believe that. I have been following events in Syria for months. The voting on the reforms presented by Assad were well received in the 80% range. I doubt if the western media even covered it and if they did, it was through the very, very biased opposition. Do you know how many of the original real opposition have not abandoned their cause because it was taken over by the influx of the armed mercenaries? Lots of them stood up to the armed rebels and tried to get them to not use violence... several are dead now for doing so. There are photos of these mercenaries with nato supplied weapons.... gee where did they get those? When Syrian forces overrun the rebels, they find all kinds of western stuff. Is this reported in the western news? Grenades from Switzerland.... parliament in Switzerland is furious about that! Again... this is not a debate.... we have differing opinions. Your side is the west... my side is the world. We do not need several countries deciding that they want to own the world.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Well, try finding a news site from Syria. Anything that is not controlled by the west. Most of what you are believing is coming from pro western sites. I never rely on sites that are too much one-sided., no matter where the situation is happening. By being fed from only one side you must realize that you you cannot have the whole picture. Which side clearly has the agenda of regime change...and why? It would not be for humanitarian reasons...that hardly ever happens. Syria's oil? .. not this time although natural gas transporting is obviously a reason.... transport natural gas from Qater to Europe through Syria so that Europe does not buy from Russia. For the benefit of Israel...of course. The control of oil?...probably. In the long run.... countering Russia and China? Best bet. Did you listen to the Christian Mother (I forget her name)? These so-called rebels are very nasty people indeed. German newspapers have interviewed them and they boldly state that they are there to kill people... it is their job. Lots of stuff going on in Syria that, yes, you must search for. I don't understand your remark about Youtube. How else can people put up videos of what is happening? The so called rebel side does it every day and the western media runs them although many of them are staged to discredit Syria. Why would the Syrian people in the cities welcome the Syrian soldiers if it was they who were killing them. It makes no logical sense. The massacre? 3 families massacred who were pro Assad... that one was easy to figure it out that it was not Assad. I'm not saying all this to persuade you... no point... you believe all the western garbage.... I don't ..and I, like you, know that I am correct.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

It is relatively easy to be not totally aware of what goes on in the world if all you listen to is western news. In the case of Syria, where is the news from the other side? How come things that happen from the perspective of the Syrian people do not make it to western news. Surely they know of it and yet will never report it due to being somewhat censored by Nato and USA. If you dig, you can find info that western newspapers are not going to tell you. http://www.syrianews.cc/syria-homs-reporting-from-the-front/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ncjTWMrh0&feature=youtu.be&bpctr=1342224567&skipcontrinter=1

http://www.syrianews.cc/syria-president-assad-is-ready-for-the-change/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jl0WptXBrXk

http://stephensizer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/expulsion-of-christians-by-syrian.html

http://newworldliberty.com/newsarticle/houla-eye-witnesses-free-syrian-army-responsible-massacre

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: West seeks 10-day deadline for Assad to silence guns See in context

Easy solution to this problem is to have the west order withdrawal of any "rebel" fighters who are not Syrian. That should eliminate about 80% of them. Nato should withdraw all of the mercenaries they have in their also. Since Assad has 80% of the people behind him, he should negotiate fairly with the 20% or so against him to bring reforms. First, the killing of the Syrian people by Nato's thugs must end. The west should give up on regime change... let the Syrian people decide.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Posted in: Springsteen favored to write new U.S. anthem: poll See in context

...and the tune is from an old English bar song. :)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.