OldHawk comments

Posted in: Toyo Tire & Rubber cuts road noise by 75% See in context

Japanese cars need this! With the bad noise insulation they have lol.

Dude, how old is your car?

Ah, you're driving a Kei car ?

I've got an N-ONE, Premium Touring edition, turbo, sports suspension, etc. Actually very quiet. Very pleased with it.

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Posted in: Toyota to invest $500 mil in Uber See in context

Odd, I just read an article on another website that Uber is "shifting focus" from cars to bicycle and scooter rentals.

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Posted in: Can explodes on platform at Shinjuku Station See in context

After the recent executions of Aum terrorists, I suspect that their remaining followers (or copycats) are preparing for another major attack.

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Posted in: Bear 'assists' police in catching three robbers in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

And the new mascot for the Utsunomiya police is...

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck; driver arrested See in context

I live in Adachi, and see a lot of delivery scooters and commercial trucks going too fast in the narrow side streets here. But the residents are just as bad with their cars. I drive at a crawl, whether in the car or on the motorcycle. Hate to think what would happen to me, as a foreigner, if I were to be involved in such an accident. Even if it were with one of the supersonic "gakicharis" (as I call them) that whiz through the neighborhood after school has let out.

RIP poor kid. You didn't deserve this.

Amen.

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Posted in: 2 Taiwanese men arrested for stealing high-class motorcycles in Tokyo See in context

Few things worse than a motorcycle thief. Somebody get me a rope!

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Posted in: Carson: Congress should stop funding refugee resettlement See in context

I've noticed that all the people who are still supporting the funding of refugee resettlement are the same ones who claim we can't afford to deport all the illegal aliens. Funny that.

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Posted in: Unveiled women drivers in Iran to have cars impounded See in context

The veil could become a driving hazard.

Sarcasm is lost on you.

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Posted in: Trump says he would consider closing certain mosques See in context

Maria

Why hasn't he been baying for radical churches and white supremacist groups to be closed, since all the church shootings and arson attacks?

You mean the string of arsons at predominately black churches in St. Louis? Yeah, about that...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/10/30/suspect-arrested-for-arson-following-string-of-st-louis-church-fires/

But keep following the media narrative and trying to sow racially divisiveness.

Back to the mosques, it's not exactly a secret that the FBI was making key arrests thanks to monitoring radical mosques. But CAIR complained and the surveillance was stopped. And the attacks began.

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Posted in: Unveiled women drivers in Iran to have cars impounded See in context

Must be their new traffic safety campaign.

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Posted in: Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe See in context

If IS is not islamic, then what are they?

They are Islamic. Everything they do is to spread Islam and advance Islam's control over the world.

That is a ridiculous statement, like saying if the KKK isn`t Christian then what is it?

Democrats. The KKK were Democrats. They attacked black Americans, freed slaves, and the white Republicans who stood up for them. Everything they did was to advance the Democrat(ic) Party and protect its control over the South.

Tell us what we can and can't criticize.

Well played, sir.

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Posted in: Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe See in context

It was just two months ago I was accused of racism, Islamophobia, paranoia, etc., here on JT for pointing out the obvious: ISIS will take advantage of this refugee "crisis" to spread its operatives across Europe. They would be fools to pass up such an opportunity.

Along with dismissing them as "idiots", one poster went so far as to say ISIS was:

a little to busy right now to spare fighters or thought on far away regions of the world.

I wonder if that poster has learned anything? Have you?

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Posted in: Use of selfie sticks banned at 1,195 stations in Japan See in context

"hey can you take our picture? thanks..."

I still think this is the best way. Not only have several of the photos turned out better than if I had taken them myself (stick or no stick), but I've also made a few friends that way. (Always have a meishi handy.)

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Posted in: Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platform See in context

I am all for a Ban of the HATE SPEECH worldwide.

Okay, so how do you define hate speech? I'll tell you how it will be - no wait, how it actually is defined in the U.S.

In the U.S., any opinion that counters the politically-correct version of reality as defined by Leftists - who run almost the entire education system and most of the media - meets the criteria for "hate speech". Even if there is no hate in it, which is usually the case, and often even before hearing that that opinion, just because it comes from a person or group that disagrees with the politically-correct Left.

For example, the TEA Party. Can any critic (or any "progressive" JT poster) quote any TEA Party platform or principle? No, they can only repeat a satire they saw on Comedy Central. But they're so sure that the TEA Party spews hate speech! They don't even know that the TEA in TEA Party stands for Taxed Enough Already. The sad part is such "progressives" feel no shame in hating something while simultaneously refusing to learn anything about it.

since they are all biased toward propaganda control and greed, no political, only sociologist, academics and philosophers.

Have you stepped on a college campus in the U.S.? American universities are notorious for radical-Leftist academics who control their students and spread their propaganda through grades. Write a thorough-researched paper that disagrees with the professor's political views? Get flunked. Write a hack piece plagiarized from the internet that agrees with the professor's political views? Get your degree. Oh, and that'll be $280,000, please.

Better to let people have free speech. Criticism is necessary for a society to develop. And if people can't express themselves, it's harder to figure out who the real haters are.

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Posted in: Pressure grows on Republicans to take on Trump See in context

Bill Whittle has an interesting take on Trump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=307&v=bSfpgDhqHbs

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Posted in: Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platform See in context

I guess it'll be "racist hate speech" or "xenophobic" to show pictures of young male Syrian "refugees" waving ISIS flags while fighting with German police then.

Political correctness is fatally stupid. The best way to stop is to never start, kids.

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Posted in: Taking in Syrian refugees heightens risk of terrorism: U.S. lawmaker See in context

"when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me."

I'm far from being an expert on Christ or his religion (are you, or do you just like to make Christian references as a form of soft attack?), but I don't think he ever advocated helping a terrorist organization spread their agents and violence, directly, indirectly, or by unintended consequence.

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Posted in: Taking in Syrian refugees heightens risk of terrorism: U.S. lawmaker See in context

Peace Out:

For starters, they are idiots.

Obama once tried to dismiss them as the "JV team". Don't make the same mistake. ISIS has social media savvy, financing, weapons trafficking connections galore, and control of land in two countries. And you want to dismiss them as idiots? Do so at your own peril, not mine.

Next, they have kicked the hornets nest and are a little to busy right now to spare fighters or thought on far away regions of the world.

Your source for that information isn't the Obama administration, is it? Because multiple news sources (I think The Guardian is where I read it) are reporting that 50 spies are saying that the Obama administration is politicizing (rewriting) their reports to fit its political narrative. Still have to keep that "we've got them on the run" fairy tale going for the True Believers, don'cha know.

Sorry, but your attempt to deflect by mentioning paranoia, Islamophobia and xenophobia yourself is not working to hide these things in your rhetoric.

How ironic. Your posts on other threads were some of those I had in mind when I wrote that. I wasn't deflecting, I was referencing those who accuse others of paranoia, Islamaphobia, xenophobia, etc. Yes, you.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/migrants-undeterred-by-balkan-storms-and-hungarian-clampdown#comment_2053618

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/migrants-walk-to-vienna-after-austria-suspends-trains#comment_2054210

There is not likely to be any trained, skilled terrorists in these refugee groups.

How trained or skilled were the Boston Bombers? And say, weren't they from a refugee family? How about the shooter in Chattanooga? How much training or skill does it take to be a terrorist, anyway? Not much at all. Access is really all one needs. Access to weapons or bomb materials, and access to victims.

By the way, did you miss the news reportS of the young male "refugees" waving ISIS flags while facing off with the German police? How about the cargo ship that was intercepted while taking "aid supplies" to the refugees, and found to be loaded with weapons and ammunition?

The overwhelming majority won't want to go back though.

Would you leave the comfort of the European welfare system for Syria?

Of course I just chuckle how people get their panties in a twist over women wanting to wear a piece of cloth on the face and Muslims wanting the option of Shariah in civil matters when its Muslim vs. Muslim.

So you're okay with honor killings? Fascinating. Sick, but fascinating. Does this mean you will or won't be taking Syrian refugees into your own house?

I agree there will be heightened risk of terrorism. However, the one percentage point of increased risk was not worth a statement.

So you're okay with it, since the chances of affecting you directly are low. How... humanitarian... of you. And what is your source for this one percent?

Why can't we have articles and headlines about the increased risk of gratitude? Or the increased risk of operatives on our side with detailed knowledge of Syria? Or the increased risk of future shopkeepers and fast food personnel? Or the increased risk of positive cultural exchange?

The Obama administration has experience in fabricating such "news" out of thin air. Give them time, and I'm sure the NYT or Rolling Stone will help them get just such fairy tales out there.

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Posted in: Would you like to see Japan take in asylum-seekers from the Middle East to help alleviate the crisis in Europe? See in context

zones2surf:

Resettling Middle East refugees, particularly those with no direct connection to Japan, to Japan just makes no rational sense.

None whatsoever. Thank you for the rational and logical explanation in this and other posts. You show great patience (more than I possess, certainly) with the more emotional posters who take issue with your irrefutable logic.

sighclops:

China has 64mil empty apartments & houses. Saudi Arabia has unlimited wealth, as does much of the UAE. Russia has an immense land area. Why aren't they taking on any refugees? Hmm?

I doubt you'll get an answer from this crowd, only down-votes. (Yes, I realize your question was rhetorical.)

As I have stated in other threads, the Islamic State would be idiots to pass up this opportunity to spread their representatives anywhere that is foolish enough to accept refugees. And considering their social media savvy, financing, weapons trafficking, and control of land in two countries, they are not idiots. Already, young male refugees have been waving ISIS flags while facing off with German police. It would be wise of Japan not to put themselves at risk for that.

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Posted in: After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust See in context

He has simply not given the Netanyahu government everything it wants.

No, but he has given the Iranian government everything they want. And remember when Hamas wanted steel and concrete for building schools and hospitals? Steel and concrete which they used to build tunnels into Israel? Isn't the person whom Obama picked to authorize that deal currently running for president?

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Posted in: Taking in Syrian refugees heightens risk of terrorism: U.S. lawmaker See in context

Nobody in the article has said any such thing. Neither do I, and I am a bleeding heart liberal.

Consider it a preemptive post. ;) Every other thread about the Syrian refugee/migration/invasion so far has politically correct... individuals... who are complaining about the "bigoted" and "xenophobic" comments of realists. So they're bound to turn up here as well.

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Posted in: After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust See in context

Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish state. But the feelings do not appear to be mutual.

Nor genuine on Obama's part.

One recent poll showed less than a tenth considered him “pro-Israel.”

Proving that there are idiots everywhere. Just less of them in Israel, it seems.

An April survey of Jewish Israelis, carried out just after a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran was reached, had an equally harsh view of Obama. Just 9 percent of respondents described the White House as “pro-Israeli,” while 60 percent called it “pro-Palestinian.” More than 60 percent described Obama as the worst president for Israel in the past 30 years, far outdistancing runner-up Jimmy Carter at 16 percent.

A larger percentage of Israelis are paying attention than Americans. Maybe they don't have Kardashian distractions?

Iran's leaders predicted an end to Israel within 25 years. Anybody still defending Obama's recklessly stupid deal want to place bets?

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Posted in: Taking in Syrian refugees heightens risk of terrorism: U.S. lawmaker See in context

The "Islamic State" would be idiots to pass up this golden opportunity to spread their terrorism on a global scale (one of their stated goals), and anybody who thinks they're not taking advantage of this manufactured refugee "crisis" is a flaming idiot of the most dangerous magnitude.

Spare the world your deflective accusations of paranoia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, etc. If you think 100% of the refugees are perfectly safe, take a random sample of them into your own home. And by that I don't mean making other people in your country pay to house them well outside of your neighborhood, I mean open your door and put them up in the actual house you live in.

The refugees don't even have to be trained ISIS sleeper agents to be a problem. Just ask Elin Krantz.

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Posted in: 10,000 migrants flood into Germany See in context

The "Islamic State" would be idiots to pass up this golden opportunity to spread their terrorism on a global scale (one of their stated goals), and anybody who thinks they're not taking advantage of this manufactured refugee "crisis" is a flaming idiot of the most dangerous magnitude.

Spare the world your deflective accusations of paranoia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, etc. If you think 100% of the refugees are perfectly safe, take a random sample of them into your own home. And by that I don't mean making other people in your country pay to house them well outside of your neighborhood, I mean open your door and put them up in the actual house you live in.

The refugees don't even have to be trained ISIS sleeper agents to be a problem. Just ask Elin Krantz.

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Posted in: Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote See in context

gcbel:

Leftists... and supported by: most Americans,

Latest (Sept 2015) Pew Research poll shows that only 21% approve, while 49% disapprove, and 30% are undecided. Only in Leftist math is 21% "most".

bass4funk:

Because it was all primarily leftists. And yes, even Israel has quite a few looney leftists. But nice try.

It takes a Leftist to remove sanctions on Iran, capitulate to all of their demands during "negotiations", expect them to obey the deal's restrictions and hand them $150 billion knowing that they'll use at least some of it for funding terrorism.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-admits-iran-deal-could-fund-terror/article/2568354

"Leftist" being a euphemism for... ;)

Superlib:

The opposition's problem is that they didn't offer a workable alternative.

Leaving the sanctions in place and not caving to their every demand is more workable than bringing them to the "negotiation" table and caving to their every demand while lifting sanctions.

"It's the GOP's fault for not coming up with an alternative to Obama's reckless stupidity."

Like Obama would follow a plan laid out by the GOP? The party he completely shut out of the Obamacare writing process? Obama isn't going to listen to the GOP, ever, so blaming the GOP for not giving Obama a workable alternative to his short-sighted stupidity is a ridiculously false argument.

plasticmonkey:

If you recall, the extremists in the GOP (Tom Cotton in particular) were against 'Obama's' deal before the details were even known and before it was agreed upon.

Good. That means they're paying attention. If there's anything Obama can be trusted to do, it's to practice catastrophically bad judgment and blindly, arrogantly, push his disastrous policies past the constitutional processes.

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Posted in: Automakers commit to put automatic brakes in all cars See in context

How about technology that prevents the driver from texting? That would do a lot more good.

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Posted in: Cuba releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of pope's visit See in context

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Cuba's regime re-arrests them after the pope's plane leaves the ground.

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Posted in: Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote See in context

Iran will have $150,000,000,000 to spend on terrorism, which they've said they will do and the Obama administration has admitted they will do. And Leftists still defend this plan?

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Posted in: Migrants undeterred by Balkan storms and Hungarian clampdown See in context

The "Islamic State" would be idiots to pass up this golden opportunity to spread their terrorism on a global scale (one of their stated goals), and anybody who thinks they're not taking advantage of this manufactured refugee "crisis" is a flaming idiot of the most dangerous magnitude.

Spare the world your deflective accusations of paranoia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, etc. If you think 100% of the refugees are perfectly safe, take a random sample of them into your own home. And by that I don't mean making other people in your country pay to house them well outside of your neighborhood, I mean open your door and put them up in the actual house you live in. Until you do that, kindly keep your dangerous stupidity to yourself.

The refugees don't even have to be trained ISIS sleeper agents to be a problem. Just ask Elin Krantz.

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Posted in: Obama warns Russia against helping arm Syrian government See in context

The US doesn't want ISIS to be defeated.

Correction: Obama doesn't want ISIS to be defeated. Especially if it means Assad remaining in power. Obama has demonstrated time and again that removing Assad is a greater priority to him than stopping ISIS.

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