TheLongTermer comments

Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context

Go check it out if you don't believe me. The threat of being called out by someone stops them dropping the tiniest item in busy city streets, but when they feel sure there's no one around, that's a different story. I know the majority are quite clean and tidy, but am just saying that there's a myth around that too.

100% correct. Go into the mountains, tons of garbage utility items, all thrown out. Japanese dont want to pay the 500 yen throw away charge. Cant blame them; thats all a scam, they resell it later anyway.

Im sure if you took a dive to the bottom of these canals, youd find heaps of waste there. Ive seen so much crap wash up on the beaches here.

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Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context

no flu here, but I would agree that there are some very polite Japanese, but its all an act. Some of them will vent the first chance they get at a foreigner. No suprises, I dont really care.

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Posted in: French investigators to move ahead with Ghosn prosecution over palace party See in context

He is a fugitive, and the system is what it is. Somehow he will face justice or he sets an example for others to run, guilty or not.

Its not fair at all because there are Japanese who fled the US and never faced justice there.

Maybe he can stay in Lebanon and be safe....wish him the best

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Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context

everybody know, well those who are connected, that Japanese people are not polite. The polite act is just part of their culture, their base or "religion" Actual is honne, and they can be extremely rude. I prefer, what you see is what you get, but here things are not that way.

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Posted in: French investigators to move ahead with Ghosn prosecution over palace party See in context

Dude cant catch a break, but the picture says allot. Seems he is at peace there. Looked like he was shook when he was in Japan. Good luck to him.

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Posted in: Cases of viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China See in context

All major buildings, hospitals and stores have ac units and air filtering systems, just as found in the west. Those air filtering are for dirt and particle removal and can't prevent the spread of virus

Yes, but most dont provide any humidification. Work in an office building in Tokyo, find out for yourself. The air quality is terrible, usually dry with few air changes, which the influenza virus loves. That, with the group shima desk enviroment, you got the perfect conditions for everyone to get sick

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Posted in: Cases of viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China See in context

Hmm, the Chinese eating habits and traditions is definitely one thing. Also the relative lack of hygiene

Its not only Chinese. Japanese puke all over the place, it dries, then gets air born, quite nasty, as is the urination in every bush.

The flu I have had in Japan is worse than anything I have ever experienced anywhere. The lack of quality air control in buildings surely contribute to this.

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Posted in: Cases of viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China See in context

Trying to understand why most of these nasty viruses originate in the Far East. I have had the flu in Japan, and was so sick I couldnt move for a week. Is it due to mutations due to over crowding?

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Posted in: 'Nobody likes him' - Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders See in context

Our Dem loons are having melt downs all over the place. Whats going on? No wonder their districts reflect their leadership.

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Posted in: Trump praises U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes See in context

We needed Trump, going back at least 20 years. Others have done nothing but managed a gradual decline in the US economy, education, transportation...list goes on and on.

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Posted in: U.S. Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses See in context

watching these dem loons, you almost want to feel pity for them. Put together a sham in the house, now still demanding this and that, but have no power. So somber and serious now. These idiots; cant be done with this fast enough. Who votes for such clowns?

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

@Fizzbit,

Same here. in 5 - 10, Harrys mental issues will get worse and gold digger Meghan will do the very American thing and divorce and cash out.

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

Since the original creators were clearly "racist homophobic and misogynist", we should just ditch 007 all together and create a more 2020 socially acceptable PC climate oriented movie.

Ridiculous but, many would like this with everything today.

Leave things in their original context and if not appropriate make a movie that is suitable for other audiences, no need to re write history.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

but they also would not let me go unless I called my boss and make him come down to the station

Probably were trying to shame you, but in Japan there is a tradition of them calling your wife, boss, etc (must be Japanese) and they come down and yell at you, humilate you, then apologize to the police for this "troublesome" foreigner and play the games, then all is good. If you dont have that, good luck. Its just one of the control things about this society.

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

its in keeping with the original character, its not really a discrimination or gender issue. If the original Batman was written as white and male, then following characters who were not white or male would upset or change the characters originality and image. I mean, thats the storyline or how the character was written. Its like common sense. It was not written or created to specifically exclude or cause suffering to anybody. Any later claimed suffering is all imaginary.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

Thats a pretty low down thing to do to somebody, deny them access to their children. Backwards and barbaric; cant even begin to imagine the pain and suffering that would cause.

Wonder why the international courts, Hague, etc have not pressured Japan to change such a gross human rights violation?

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

of course innocence by looks is never a good idea but, I just dont get the vibe that he is a bad dude. His conviction, his composure and his determination, just dont add up to me as a man of great wrong doings.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

try to move on with another woman. There are no other good outcomes that I have ever seen in Japan once the situation has progressed this far.

the most best advice of all, or you might just be better without a woman for awhile, but trying to win in this situation...forget it. sometimes the most difficult things in life end up being the best for us long run.

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Posted in: 'You called me a liar,' Warren told Sanders post-Iowa debate See in context

so much love and compassion between our dem loons.

always entertaining....)

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

The photo is kind of funny; they dont seem to care at all what the Japanese think...)

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

lots of Japanese women get involved with western men out of curiosity ,because they probably not had an emotional intimate relationship with a man an think a western man can fulfill that need, but are disappointed

thats very true dude, and many of them come from families with obligations, they are not legal but might as well be, and they want an escape from that. Same can be said for us Westerners, truth be told but, there is rarely a reciprocal relationship when it comes to many Japanese; its their way or the high way.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

"I'm done with Japan," said Carole Ghosn in an interview with her husband in a private house in Beirut

Both are looking healthy, stress free and in their natural habitat.

Good for them.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

They were with me ONLY because I was a foreigner, and some said they were looking forward to having cute hafu children, while looking at me like I'm a DNA vending machine. As time passed and I got better and better at detecting sincerity (very important in Japan) and just generally becoming more wise from experience,

another gem of truth.

If your going to hook up with or marry a Japanese woman, for a long term relationship, I suggest finding one who has lived abroad, understands the ups and mostly downs, of being an immigrant, and who can share empathy with your situation. Empathy is not a virtue of native Bushido, but those who have experienced life abroad, are like night and day compared to native born and raised bubble mentality women; exceptions granted but its my 2 cents.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

For too long, they’ve had things all their own way, pulling out the ‘cultural card’ whenever it suits, while gaming our openness and insisting on the rule of law at other times. We need to put a stop to these having your cake and eating it shenanigans and start playing hard ball. Our Japanese friends need to be held to much stricter account.

100% spot on, and this has been going on for way too long. I believe there was even a Diet member, who took her kids from the US against a court order and was wanted by the DOJ. Extradite? seems she and others were living free in Japan.

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Posted in: Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates square off in debate See in context

Interesting how they call Trump racist and vile, when there isnt a person of color on the stage, and all thats left are old rich white people, with the exception of the strange man from Indiana. There is no unity or love amoungst these people; and nobody knows what their agenda is. Confused bunch.

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Posted in: Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates square off in debate See in context

Its funny watching them, so much care and concern for all the interest of the down trodden, but their true character shows when they attack each other.

Always entertaining..)

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Posted in: Pelosi to vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment to Senate See in context

Well the doo doo brain dems have once again said a whole lot about nothing during their "exciting" debate, as CNN predicted it would be; just saving us all from the doom and gloom, seems that they have just pulled out of thin air. Just going to save us all and make it all right.

Thing is, if one of the doo doo brains gets elected, they wont have to do any more magical thinking; doom and gloom will surely appear.

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Posted in: Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting See in context

As I dont come from a country with a monarchy, my point is, what is the reason for having the royals? Isnt there something in your history or governance that requires the monarchy to exist? For example, if something happens to the POTUS, the Vice pres takes over, something happen to him, SECSTATE, etc. I mean, they cant just vacate or quit, they hold that office for their term.

So for you brits, I mean, since the royals are head of state, how can they just quit, when national treasury is spent on their upkeep, nobility and titles? I dont understand the british governer in Canada either. Are they not 100% independent from the Brits?

I assume that Meghan had to relinquish her US nationality also. If she is going to shirk her royal inlaw duties, why bother in the first place, ditching her nationality?

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Posted in: Pelosi to vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment to Senate See in context

Its funny watching the doo doo brain dem debates. The moderators will throw them some bait, then they attack each other, but always try to steer it back to "the most important thing is beating Donald Trump" or its the big corporations fault"

Their race to the bottom with no solutions, instead dysfunctional incompetence is entertaining to watch, but scary to think what would become of Trumps economy if one the doo doo brains wins.

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Posted in: Pelosi to vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment to Senate See in context

At this point I dont think anybody cares what Pelosi does. Nothing but a waste of time this woman.

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