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Posted in: Sumitomo to start wheat flour buisness in China See in context

China is the only place on earth that could raise Salba Seed (Grain) and I suppose the Chinese have good sources of both wheat and rice and I also suppose that can mill both of the grains into flour. Salba Seed would give the Chinese people the must nutritious grain foud anywhere on this planet. For those who don't understand , I suggest you Google the words "Salba Seed."

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Posted in: Ainu rise up from the margins of Japanese society See in context

My nephew, Shogo, is a Ryukyuan who seems to have found sonething very interesting in Hokkiado and he is always going back and forth from Okinawa to visit someone. (??) I hope it is what I feel it is. I will be so proud.

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Posted in: Does the U.S. need to have military bases anywhere in Japan? See in context

First, everyone in this world knows I am very pro Ryukyuan and I jus know that should we leave, the Japanese will take over the whole of the Ryukyu Islands. This not true of the rest of the lands taken from Japan by the Cairo Accords and I know that Russian and most of Asia will never return the lands taken from them. I also am aware that Japan is sending a thousand Japanese a month to The Ryukyu Islands and soon there will be more Japanese there, than Ryukyuans. Other-wise I do feel that all American Forces should be returned home. 63 years is too long for our troops to protect our other wise enemy from the rest of Asai.

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Posted in: U.S. House of Representatives formally apologizes for slavery See in context

ThiS is a POLITICALLY MOTIVATED apology tendered by the Democrats in the House of Representatives in an effort to win votes from people such as me who had absolutely nothing to do with something that happened long before I was even thought of. I refuse to apologize to anyone and I will no doubt vote for other than a Democrat. I WILL VOTE FOR RON PAUL !!!

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Posted in: Chavez seeks alliance with Russia for protection from U.S. See in context

Mr. Chavez:

In the words of Al Jolson, "You ain"t see nothing yet!"

The wars of tomorrow will last as much as five minutes. Nuff said.

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Posted in: McCain under pressure to pick running mate See in context

To enrich McCain's political "ticket" there should be a Vice President who has historical knowledge of our Constitution and the foibles of the Federal Reserve plus the income tax picture and the "entitlements."

I feel Ron Paul would bolster McCain's Presidency.

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Posted in: S Korea reportedly plans to build hotel on disputed islets See in context

After their defeat in WWII the punishment was outlined in the Cairo Accords og 1943 and was part of the Unconditional Potsdam Surrender Documents. Specifically, the Accords read "ALL LANDS TAKEN BY VIOLENCE OR GREED, SHALL BE RETURNED TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNERS." This was acomplished and immediately Japan tried to get these areas returned and when oil was siscovered in the area of the Senkaku Islands there were "secret deals" made to get the Ryukyu Islands returned. Japan has already learned Russia is a lost cause and the Island of Taiwan is more or less being protected from Japan by a "hovering China." I feel things will calm down when the United States gains a new President and the United Nations come to their senses.

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Posted in: Iwo Jima sand souvenirs grate on Japanese sensibilities See in context

Let the quote from the momument on Iwo Jima, as provided by maninjpn, be the last words reference those silly remarks alluding to the "Sands of Iwo Jima."

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Posted in: Iwo Jima sand souvenirs grate on Japanese sensibilities See in context

I find it very interesting the intrigue accorded the volcanic black sands of Iwo Jima while a Robert Barefoot has hauled away tons of the coral calcium sands of Okinawa, to be sold all over the world. I am sure he paid for it.

Meanwhile, I named Arnold Shapiro as the person behind the monument erected to commemorate the movie "The Sands of Iwo Jima" and Google immediately connected Shapiro (A Jew) with the holocaust.

Shapiro - Barefoot -- what's in a name?

I was there when the monument was dedicated on Iwo in 1985 and I did read what was inscribed on the granite monument, but I just can't eemember what was written; ddoes anyone have a copy of that message?

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Posted in: Iwo Jima sand souvenirs grate on Japanese sensibilities See in context

Kindly be aware the Flag flying on Suribahi was an American flag and Iwo Jima was ours by right of conquest - We could take any sand home as it was ours. I also was given permission to have my remains strewn over Iwo Jima when I "bought the farm." I was to be cremated in Okinawa and the Futenma Air Group were to dump my ashes when they carried on their patrol. However President Nixon and PM Sato agreed the Volcanos were to be returned to Japan and my appeal for strewing my ashes had to be done through permission from the Prime Minister of Japan. I will probably be entombed in Okinawa in the family tomb, but after I am dead I will have no more to say and I am sure my wife will have the last say.

I also note that Teru Sensei (The teacher) refers to me as an old man, I guess that beats being a dead young man, but remember, I started in Guadalcanal - up the slot to Vella La Vella and Bougainville and then finally to Iwo Jima - and years later I spent six years in Vietnam, Today my son is a Professor of a Japanese University and yes, today I am just a little old man who has wonderful memories of being a United States Marine Corps

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Posted in: Iwo Jima sand souvenirs grate on Japanese sensibilities See in context

First, I landed first wave on Green Beach with the 28th Marines and I was witness to four members of E Company (who were part of the Forty Man Patrol) that put up the FIRST flag, I also contacted the Marine Commandant and caused him to bring in Watenhall and Marling to do a blow by blow acount of just what happened on Suribachi that day. Wetenhall and Marling did a book that named all those who actually put up the First Flag and four hours later in a flag exchange they also named just who took part in that billion dollar icon pictured by Rosenhall The original flag was lost for twenty years and later found by General Krulac in the property of Company E in Camp Pendleton. I brought home some fifty pounds of the black sands of Iwo Jima, which I gave to those Marines who attended a re-union of the 28th Marines (C Company) I also brought back pictures showing the Japanese finding the "Letters of the Veterans of Iwo Jima" and I also watched as the Japanese burned the mummyfied bodies of those Japanese who wrote these letters. I can be reached by e-mail at mwsteele@neteze.com and I suggest for what was the real chronicle of this entire episode, you get the book IWO JIMA by Wetenhall and Marling. Incidentally, I still have about twenty pounds of the Sands of Iwo - It is sitting on my mantle in our home here in California I married a Okinawan girl 42 years ago and we have a Ryukyuan restaurant in the Sierra. All those who were involved in the flag incidents are now gone from this mortal coil. My visit back to Iwo Jima was in 1985 and I flew in from Okinawa. I Am now 87 years old.

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Posted in: Crown prince calls for stronger ties between Japan and Brazil See in context

Japn sent 800 to live in Brazil in 1908. Now there is a million and a half, They dumped a like amount in Peru just before WWII and one was even President of Peru.

Gosh, I wish I could have covered the story in Brazil and I would be able to get an in-depth story and I am sure I would be able to learn how many would yearn to return

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Posted in: Porn actress, producers arrested for filming in rear of dump truck See in context

I would expect this to be covered by Japan Today, but I wonder if Japan Times would even bother. This isn't news!

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Posted in: Martha Stewart banned from Britain See in context

A woman who loves dogs as she does, can't be all bad. She is welcome to our home (My wife and I) any time. I will have to whole town fall out. We have a population of 125 with a like amount of doggies.

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Posted in: Premium black watermelon auctioned for record Y650,000 See in context

There are hundreds of different types of watermelons but I never heard of or saw a "Black Watermelon." Just maybe it was sold for so much for the seeds - so they could offer yet another strain.

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Posted in: Obama, McCain search for running mates See in context

I will vote only for one Presidential candidate and that is Ron Paul, because he seems to be the only person running that knows what he is doing in to support the people

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Posted in: Dealing with nuclear power issues See in context

The spin-off from a nuclear plant is plutonium and today Japan is a Plutoniun Superpower and take it from me that makes Japan a mighty dangerous neighbor..............

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Posted in: AIDS spreading via dating sites: fact or fiction? See in context

Knowing that AIDS was on Okinawa, I checked with Washington and was informed that infected military were discharged with 100% disability and within "5 years they were gone."

It is those five years that give me to wonder as to AIDS in the States. I suggest that everyone who is "sexually active" go to their doctors and be tested.

Back then there was no cure for HIV/AIDS and even today, I hear we are only close to finding a "cure."

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Posted in: Civil servant demoted for accessing porn sites 780,000 times during office hours See in context

It seems to me that every computor in every government office should have a porn blocker installed. Maybe this would save the tax payer thousands of dollars used to pay for overtime.

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Posted in: What are your views on parents hitting young children as a means of punishing or disciplining them? See in context

I was WEONG when I slapped my children and when they grew up they told me so. I watched the way they punished their children and I was impressed how much they accomplished by setting them down and talking with them and hearing their side of the story too,

It made me wish I could do it all over again as I love them so and I want to be like them.

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Posted in: Which company or alliance makes the best cars? See in context

Bugatti made by S.A.S

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

I liked the old way better

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