Toasted Heretic comments

Posted in: 'Evangelion' anime studio chief arrested for taking photos of nude teen See in context

Sounds kinky but not exactly a high crime. "Child pornography"???? LOL, we could only wish that in real life child pornography was that harmless.

A reminder:

Maki is suspected of making the girl bare her upper body and taking photos of her and touching her

I'd hardly call that "harmless".

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Posted in: Japan planning to send 270 MSDF personnel to Middle East to guard ships: report See in context

It would seem that Japan no longer needs or wants US protection.

Protectionism, surely?

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

To my knowledge, only two have ever been filmed in Japan and one of those simply used it briefly as a location and did not reference it as Japanese (Hashima in Skyfall).

Iirc, the first - You Only Live Twice was shot in Kyushu?

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

And highly talented, with the script to the enormously success Killing Eve under her belt. as well Fleabag. Just the kind of scriptwriter that a Bond movie requires.

Ah, Fleabag. And with Andrew Scott as the priest in season 2, surely the best sitcom cleric since Tom Hollander in Rev?

Both shows including the formidable Olivia Colman. I can see her as a future M, at some stage!

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Posted in: Hollywood needs to be reformed, says Harvey Keitel See in context

Piano was one of them, but as you said, it’s subjective, the same goes for the English Patient, for me, they’re low class

Minghella was a wonderful film maker, and for me, The English Patient was a sweeping epic. I know it left some people cold but perhaps something is being lost in translation. What does the term "low class" mean in terms of films?

The Joker and the Irishman

Have yet to watch the latter, but as it's a Scorsese, I'll get round to it eventually. As for the former, I liked the ambiguity of it and Phoenix was certainly the least showy Joker out there. Ironically, it felt like a Scorsese movie from back in the day. I still think his greatest work was Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy & Goodfellas. But even an average Scorsese is worth a look.

My favorite film this year, ironically, was Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite. Not as unusual as The Lobster, but pleasantly oddball all the same.

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Posted in: S Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Olympics See in context

You don't need to be a Japan hater to realize the dangers of consuming or using contaminated food and materials from Fukushima and other prefectures affected by it.

I think it's because we love this country that we will question official claims and statistics that have come from the Govt and companies involved, after the disaster.

We want Japan to be safe from harm. We want the people to be safe.

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

One more pathetic macho man subculture garbage Bond movie???...

No, thanks..

Ah, but that's the secret of the franchise's success, isn't it? The series is very self-aware and has knowingly been mocking itself for years.

My favorite M quote from nearly 25 years ago:

You're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War.

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Posted in: Hollywood needs to be reformed, says Harvey Keitel See in context

Pretty much.

Which are the low-class movies, though?

The Piano? Well, as you said, subjective....

A beautiful film with fine performances from all round. And a great Nyman soundtrack. At turns, fantastical, shocking and humorous.

What's your favorite film this year?

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Posted in: Johnson says Britain can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins vote See in context

He would, wouldn't he?

Johnson really is so dishonest. Can anyone believe a word he says? And yet, the Tory faithful will still praise him to the high heavens.

In the meantime, Johnson fans should quit beating their chests for a moment, and ask themselves why Johnson is laughed at so often and by so many.

Take some time to digest and properly comprehend the lack of civility, the bombast, the bluster, the bigotry and falsehoods that come from this one-man affront to diplomacy.

If it makes things simpler, think of that dinner party or gathering where the really loud/drunk/offensive guy turned up and insulted other guests/hogged the conversation or made a complete show of himself.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor kills two in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, then takes own life See in context

RIP to the victims.

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

Come on dude. Would he have said ‘a woman did it’, or ‘a Korean did it’, or ‘a black man did it’?

Of course not, because it’s not relevant - hence the use of the descriptor sounds like an implication.

Sometimes, the simplest answers are the best. Well said, HBJ.

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

Haha. But uh no. Are liberals so deranged in the #orangemanbad #resistance that you can’t see that a leader of a country mocking Trump is seriously juvenile (and dumb).

Are the cult of Trump so disingenuous as to ignore his long record of mocking of world leaders?

Do they really believe that the collective memory is akin to that of goldfish?

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

Because your “everyone” is really just Twitter trolls and whining liberals anonymously posting online.

You should look into people like the Internet Research Agency, Hasbara, 50 Cent Army and other propaganda tools. It's fascinating how much damage they can do, in order to maintain their narrative. The first group is all over the net. It's quite naive to think they have no reach over here.

world leaders shouldn’t be mocking the president of the USA as there are actual consequences in real life for their countries.

Yes, we're well aware of the threat of not paying respect to the king. It's why we speak out about the negative influence that a man like him has on the rest of the world.

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Posted in: Hollywood needs to be reformed, says Harvey Keitel See in context

Now we have a lot of low class movies and snobbish limousine liberal actors constantly lecturing us about morality while Hollywood itself is rife with sex abuse, power abuse, pedophilia and more.

Sorry, have no idea what you're talking about. It sounds like a lecture. What is "low class"? Could you elaborate?

Hopefully Hollywood will return to its roots of producing real masterpieces with high quality, fine actors that are humble and down to earth.

There's so many recent films that could be described as masterpieces with great actors - Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Roma, BlackKKlansman, Isle of Dogs etc. I guess it's all subjective.

Love Keitel from Mean Streets to Bad Lieutenant to The Piano. Always with the intense performances of very flawed characters.

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

Sorry, but not diverse enough for me.

Funny, isn't it how the very idea of it terrifies some people.

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

Interesting, liberals are losing on the Russia debacle,

Russia which assassinates journalists and opponents, uses foreign agents in Europe, interferes in Brexit, US and UK elections and has troll farms to keep its dodgy narrative safe from debate.

Somehow, this all translates to "liberals are losing"?

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

seems that all the other countries have crossed over to the darkside except the US.

Yes, indeed. It's always somebody's else's fault. Never those that seek to undermine NATO, the UN, the EU etc.

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Posted in: Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable See in context

Then if it is true and it was as you say an analogy then there would be no need or reason to apologize, in doing so, you are admitting guilt and an error. I certainly would not have, but she did because she knew it was insulting and “she apologized” for it and I’m glad she did, that’s the ONLY that matters, because she knew she was way out of line and she did the right thing.

She apologized for it because it was out of order, bringing the kid's name into it. She did not, however, use his name in order to make fun of him, as Trumpists are claiming. She used it as an analogy, which the c&p proves.

And her name is Karlan, not Harlan, as your c&p reads.

Are you going to reveal where you c&p'd from? You know, the c&p that doesn't actually prove your argument...

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Posted in: Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing See in context

Spies and agitators abroad.

There is no excuse for agents of another state to be carrying out assassinations on foreign soil.

Russia, China and America interference and skulduggery is not appreciated.

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Posted in: N Korea warns Trump it will use 'corresponding' force if attacked See in context

Trump continues to clean the mess up from his predecessors

Kim's continuing to launch missiles in this part of the world. How is that situation cleaning up, exactly?

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Posted in: Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable See in context

Yes, it did,

No it didn't. She used an analogy as I have shown you.

that’s why that idiot apologized, she knew she was wrong and stepped over the line.

I thought you were against name-calling?

*Professor Pamela Harlan — she a professor who is testifying and democratic witness — she said that president trump could name his son Barron but could not make him a baron. She was referring to the fact she thinks President Trump at times can act like a king because he's abusing power but she was also making a joke about the fact that the President’s 13 year old son is named baron and Barron, of course, is a noble title and she was basically making the case that he cannot be made into nobility and he won’t inherit essentially the presidency. *

This is the analogy I mentioned. Your quote even makes light of the remark you're so fired up about! Also, why don't you give credit to where you took this c&p from?

Astounding stuff.

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Posted in: Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable See in context

make fun of a 13 year olds name in Congress? Yep go for it!

This didn't happen, though. Karlan used an analogy. This is what she said:

The constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the President can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron.

I do think the kids should be kept out of politics, though. No matter what party their parents are in.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

That goes to all of you who seem to think that women's place in society is nothing more than to just to look pretty for you. The arrogance and entitlement of sexist men ... just wow.

That's why they love Japan, I guess. They can still get away with such arrogance, for now.

And of course, not all males in Japan think this way. It's just they have a large disproportionate representation online.

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Posted in: Amid impeachment drama, Trump lawyer Giuliani back in Ukraine See in context

Doesn't surprise me. Giuliani consorts with gangsters. Just look at Lev Parnas and his criminal record - holding a gun to a man's head.

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

Why can't you say that someone is handicapped?

Actually, we prefer the word "disabled", rather than "handicapped". And yes, it's not about Abe using a word, it's about revealing personal information about that person and laying the blame on anyone else but himself.

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Posted in: N Korea warns Trump it will use 'corresponding' force if attacked See in context

 "I ain't enjoying this job one little bit. Aarrgh!"

He looks like he's on the verge of going postal. Scary.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Page bookmarked for future reference.

Sadly not astounded at those posts that reek of sexism, misogyny and men judging women on appearances. Again.

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

Looking sharp, as ever. And pleased to see the story arc established in Casino Royale is continuing.

I'm excited about Cary Fukunaga's involvement, loved True Detective season 1 & Maniac.

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Posted in: N Korea warns Trump it will use 'corresponding' force if attacked See in context

Hopefully under President Sanders, dialogue will be paramount and permanent.

In the meantime, the rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang shows that not a lot has changed.

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

Trump certainly adds spice to the meetings he attends.

Somebody needs to ruffle the feathers.

That's the narrative from Moscow. In more civilized political circles, Trump's behavior and making it all about himself was rightly discussed in a light-hearted fashion. After all, laughter is the best medicine to an illness like the current PotUS.

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