RickyC comments

Posted in: Turkey pushes offensive in Syria, despite sanctions and calls to stop See in context

This is called "Stab In The Back" ! The world should remember when you are volunteer being the puppet or mercenary of Uncle Sam, you should expect your doomsday is near! The Kurds were dreaming their "Kurdistan" or Kurdish state for sacrificing two generations of people since 1991 the uprising against Saddam!

And now this is the Turks who were manning US made tanks and warplanes bulldozing the fragile Kurdish state! This is nothing new, remember the "Republic of Vietnam" (South Vietnam) in 1975? Some people just don't learn from history and they were not a few nut a whole group of people! The Kurds deserve this, their pay back time, a sudden death warren signed by Donald Trump!

If it helps, since I've considerable knowledge regarding to the region, I'd like to give some historical/political background about Kurds and clarification to your misleading facts.

There are reasons that Kurds never get able to found a state in the history, the reason is that, they are heavily divided to sects and tribes, such as Shia Kurds that aligned with Iran, Sunni Kurds that aligned with arab sunni / Erdoganist / Muslim Brotherhood movements whether in Iraq or in Syria, Shafi Kurds that aligned with tribes or with IS, Nousairi Kurds that aligned with Assad and Alaouite Kurds that aligned with Ataturk's Turkey or radically aligned with Marxists movements since the cold war. So while calling Kurds, you are making an assumptions that really similar to call all arabs living in Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Bahrain as arabs and considering that they can live together, which is impossible!

Kurdish state that sacrificed his two generations against Saddam in 1991, has its own autonomous state in Iraq, happily sitting on oil-rich Mosul and Kirkuk cities, under the control of Sunni Kurdish Barzani family. Iraqi Kurds are mainly Sunni and never wanted to help to Syrian Kurds or never get involved to the ongoing war.

Shia Kurds continue to support whether Assad and Persians, automatically aligned with the regime force in the Syria war.

The Kurds that now we are talking about in this event, is PYD/SDF terror groups, marxists that has been heavily supported by Obama/Hillary period, and EU left-wing backed fighters, they had created their autonomous state in the city of Kobane, by appling obligatory army duty to civil people. Their Marxist world-view is makes it easy their alignement with Russians in any time in the near future, you can read the name of their organization is Kurdistan Workers Party in between the lines of articles.

As a result, this group that has been supported previously never had a capability to found a country for all Kurds because of their radical perspective, they were useful to fight with a radical group, because they are violent too, but they don't have potential to establish a constitutional state that will fit in world order; that's what U.S know.

There will be Kurdish state in the region but not with these guys.

So here above is the real facts about the region, doesn't contain any internal US politics that hardly can be seen in the media right now.

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Posted in: Turkey pushes offensive in Syria, despite sanctions and calls to stop See in context

@Norman Goodman, when speaking about Armenian genocide, we should talk about the role of Kurds whom is the predominant population on the region that Armenians left.


Mainly Sunni Kurdish cavalries that made actions such as mass murder, deportation and looting, their main motivation was to own the lands that Armenians left.

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Posted in: Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters See in context

These same guys were America or so called civilized-world backed democracy fighters a week ago.

All the events passed in Syria for 7 years are total disgrace for the world and our civilization, putting all the blame in Turkey in a week is absolutely unfair also the amount of anti-Turkey propaganda in a week is disgusting and too suspicious for me. All this news have an aim to below plan.

There is an ongoing plan to create an autonomous Kurdistan in that region and all the parties already agreed for that new country including Turkey, however what they didn't agree is how this new country will be big, whether it will have a part in mediterranen coast of Syria or not, will there be frontieres with Federal Kurdish State of Iraq or not?

Turkey now has 3.6 million documented refugees (65% Sunni Arab, 20% Kurds 15% Christian Arab (Assyrian), Armenian and Yazidi) most of them came from the northern and north-western part of Syria. Turkish aim is to let them go back before foundation of Kurdistan and make them the part of the upcoming population referandum which will finalize the map at the end.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

The only disappointment for me is, Naomi Osaka was the only person to start a discussion about this unnecessary archaic law in the mass-media, and create a pressure on japanese government to change the law or at least start a movement, she did none of them for the future of dual-citizenship holders and accept in total obedience silently.

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked world's safest city for 3rd consecutive year by EIU See in context

Here below there are there elements that they are evaluating inside fourteen factors while giving the score to each city:

Problem corruption and bribery

Worries being insulted

Worries being subject to an attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion

Of course Tokyo will score close to zero as danger, while other developed countries scoring high points. In Japan, above facts are not even crime :)

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Posted in: How should a guy say 'I' in Japanese? Japanese women give their opinions See in context

While I learning japanese in my first year, I had a feeling like "boku" is for high-school boys until I've had a dinner with a retired intelligent japanese senior executive that passed his decades in abroad, and managed thousands of people, he was using "boku" in his impressive speeches consistently that I adapted the usage to myself.

This is my fifth year as boku and I never felt any disadvantage.

My look is overly-masculin enough, if I call myself "Ore", I will only give bitter taste and thrill to these womans that got surveyed.

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Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad? See in context

Toothbrushes for all family members and acquaintances

Pistacchios, nuts, almonds




Body shampoo for Mens


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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

Both presidents of Japan and Korea elevated/used/speculated the historical tensions for their local election successes to hide the economical failures and they can't step back from now on, since both of them heavily rely on nationalistic ideologies. Abe's Akihabara rally back three weeks ago, was terribly unfriendly and had a huge impact on Korean media, the other guy just blaming Japan for everything and try to consolidate the votes.

Now the situation is getting out of their hands just in two weeks.

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Posted in: An interview with #KuToo founder Yumi Ishikawa See in context

While there are thousands of more serious problems regarding to the placement of japanese woman in society, dealing with high heels is kind of funny and insincere for me, especially so called movement is lead by not a real careerwoman. How about dealing with other vital problems of woman? DV, power harrassement, sex workers, single mothers, inequality etc...?

I guess they will not bring sympathetic fame that high heels brought to her, especially for the government.

Regarding to women rights, Japan is in the first floor of Maslow's pyramide, there are tons of things to deal before shoes.

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Posted in: Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation See in context

@RickyCToday 11:50 am JST

Final solid proof for that is, Germany has compensated to all the victims of Anti-Gay Law during Nazi Regime on 2017 in Germany and in Poland. Or continuous new compensations that has been paid to Jews "Germany has agreed to pay an extra 800 million euros (£685 million) to help care for Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust." (2013)

@Kazuaki ShimazakiToday  02:30 pm JST

Before you are so proud of this one have you considered that it can be used against your side, in that apologies even in Europe where people are relatively rational do mean unlimited de facto (if not de jure) liability, just as the Japanese side points out?

The so called maganimous policy doesn't work, not even in Europe and Germany.

I proud to be European, "so called maganimous policies" are putting the human lives and conditions to the first place, if they preferred to hide under the juridicial liability of 1940s conditions for their actions (there were not juridicial liability at that time to condemn some violent policies of Nazi regime towards humanity / excluding war) , there were not any 70 years of peace in Europe. Thanks God that they did, and it worked.

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Posted in: Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation See in context

@Disillusioned Today  12:10 pm JST

There is nobody in that photograph that is even close to being old enough to have been a victim of slave labor. Koreans really need to get a new hobby. The 'Japan hate club' is getting pretty stale.

Congratulations genius! You proved that there is no victim of slave.

Read the description under the photo, the photo is not about victim of slave labor.

"A South Korean protester uses scissors to cut an image of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a rally denouncing the Japanese government's decision on their exports to South Korea in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday. The signs read "Punish economic aggression."  Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon"

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Posted in: Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation See in context

It's shocking and ironical to see some of the commentators asking and advising about the democracy and free-speech.

However, once the subject came to past war-time issues, they suddenly started to condemn everyone as brainwashed, as idiot and ignore all the issues.

The treaty between Japan and Korea was signed under cold-war conditions under the strong domination of U.S to make a peace without having all matters reviewed.

Even though, I want to remind all of you Germany and German companies consistently continues to compensate all the victims, even after treaty, even for the reasons that doesn't get discussed on the court.

Final solid proof for that is, Germany has compensated to all the victims of Anti-Gay Law during Nazi Regime on 2017 in Germany and in Poland. Or continuous new compensations that has been paid to Jews "Germany has agreed to pay an extra 800 million euros (£685 million) to help care for Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust." (2013)

It's disappointing to see, so many commentators condemning Koreans that raising their concerns as brainwashed.

Something is not equal, can't you see?

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Posted in: Consumers scale back summer plans amid pension woes: survey See in context

Go for it PM Abe and Aso-sensei, everything is perfect and will be much more better after the tax hike! We are happy to live in a prosperous country in humanitarian conditions.

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Posted in: Japanese women running for Diet seats in record numbers, but face many obstacles See in context

Most of the women candidates are from opposition parties that unfortunately doesn't have any chance to win. There is nothing to get excited to feel somethings are changing finally.

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Posted in: Japan population declines at fastest pace to 124.8 million: gov't See in context

Each time, when there is an article about the population decline, I see tons of answers that contains same sentence "Japan invested a lot to Ai and robotics.."

That's total joke and groundless claim. I just want to wake up the people that believing this claim.

Based on the EU's 2018 report about AI Readiness, Japan is only 10th in the world competing with Spain, not even a level that comparable with UK, Scandinavian countries and South Korea.

*Please note that developing countries such as China, Israel, Taiwan, India, Turkey not even included on the comparison.

There are couple of reasons for that:

1) Archaic business style, which depends on crowded teams

2)Low average computer skill (IT Maturity)

3)Low readiness to get adapted to new systems/programs

4) and most importantly, AI is like a continuous wall that each new development/software can be described as a brick, you need to add a new brick from everywhere around the world continuously. And, without making an effort to understand other countries' softwares and systems, rejecting them culturally and in language perspective. You are always doomed to be late, this is not like making car or television in 2-3 years and presenting to the customer after quality control, you need to be fast, and need to be open to evolve on the road.

If you understanding only "packaging tomatoes" by AI and robotics, and you believe it will solve population decline in this way, you can continue to believe that everything gonna be alright.

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Posted in: Do people think about their retirement money on the assumption they'll live to 100? I don't think ordinary people do. People have to think now about whether or not they've got any money. See in context

He is extremely snob, but there is no meaning to blame him. He knows that he'll be elected again, whatever he says or executes.

Japanese society needs to look how they created and tolerated this apathetic governance style for decades while they have a chance to change by their votes and why they are not doing anything to change yet.

I started to believe that all society has Stockholm syndrome.

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Posted in: Everyone here says, 'Children are important,' but that's bogus. Children have always taken a back seat to adults' interests in Japan. That has to change. See in context

There are increasing number of japaneses, criticizing both the laws and the general stance of the society. Recently, there is a group called "stop baby-car haters".

I hate to give a comment based on my personal experiences, however:

Honestly, I can say agree to the quote of the day. I've both lived in Turkey, France and in Japan as an expat consecutively, Japan is the most difficult place to raise my children who is 5 years old now, although even he acts as per general manners, I can feel the people's impatience and uncomfortability towards him, if we are in a place that doesn't designated for "only" children.

Comparing to Turkey, a place that puts children / family to the front seat somewhat exaggeratingly, or France who treat everyone as equal, Japan is extremely discriminative to children and families with children.

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Posted in: 16 schoolgirls, 2 adults stabbed in rampage in Kawasaki; 1 child, 1 man dead See in context

undiagnosed & untreated mental illnesses are the biggest reason on the increase of such kind of incidents, if it's continue to be taboo for the people to seek psychological advice or treatment in here or if the health-service providers continue to prescript the pills only without involving the cases sensitively, unfortunately, we'll continue to see much more tragic incident with an accelarated pace.

Historically, japan as a society, hiding mental illnesses inside of the family to defuse the potentially harmful mentally ill person and to be ashamed as a family, however, now there is nobody to stop/keep an eye on theses single psychos to prevent them to harm people.

In the future, there will be tragical correlation between single households and violent loonie attacks and consequences in this society.

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