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Forum: News & Politics Today, 16:59
Replies: 394
Views: 68,975
Posted By SeijiSensei
I heard an amusing story about President Kennedy...

I heard an amusing story about President Kennedy the other day. JFK notoriously (https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/great-moments-kennedy-cuba-and-cigars-7840) obtained some 1,200 Cuban cigars...
Forum: Current Series Today, 16:51
Replies: 60
Views: 3,072
Posted By SeijiSensei
I have no prior experience with the franchise...

I have no prior experience with the franchise other than Hakaba Kitarou so all this is new to me.
Forum: Current Series Today, 16:48
Replies: 3,363
Views: 177,667
Posted By SeijiSensei
Wouldn't a better negotiating strategy have been,...

Wouldn't a better negotiating strategy have been, "You fix Kokoro and Mitsuru, then we'll go on that mission?"
Forum: Current Series Today, 16:35
Replies: 60
Views: 3,072
Posted By SeijiSensei
The treatment of the kappas does bear...

The treatment of the kappas does bear similarities to the use of foreign "interns" by Japanese companies.



https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-labour-special-report-idUSKBN0EN06G20140612
Forum: Current Series Today, 13:22
Replies: 60
Views: 3,072
Posted By SeijiSensei
I've seen kappa back to School Rumble, but I...

I've seen kappa back to School Rumble, but I never bothered to look into the legends until your suggestion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore)

I'm glad I looked it up. It...
Forum: General Chat Today, 10:03
Replies: 3,641
Views: 531,803
Posted By SeijiSensei
Statistics on the tourism boom (article cited...

Statistics on the tourism boom (article cited today by Fareed Zakaria on CNN)

https://qz.com/1283090/going-to-japan-youre-not-alone-tourism-is-booming-at-unprecedented-levels/
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-25, 09:33
Replies: 394
Views: 68,975
Posted By SeijiSensei
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/asia/trum...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/asia/trumps-gamble-hits-reality-check-in-north-korea-negotiations.html

Where things stand now in the view of veteran national security correspondent David...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-24, 16:54
Replies: 1,720
Views: 147,837
Posted By SeijiSensei
By the way, should you want to purchase one of...

By the way, should you want to purchase one of those commemorative coins minted to celebrate the now-defunct summit, it's currently on sale as a "Deal of the Day" at just $19.95, down from $24.95. ...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-24, 15:38
Replies: 1,720
Views: 147,837
Posted By SeijiSensei
Moon's not going to give up. And one observer I...

Moon's not going to give up. And one observer I heard today suggested the Chinese pushed Kim to return to a more aggressive posture because they felt they were losing a place at the table. The...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-23, 10:21
Replies: 1,720
Views: 147,837
Posted By SeijiSensei
Trump would never have cared about a Nobel if...

Trump would never have cared about a Nobel if Obama hadn't won one. Like in so many ways -- the PTT, the JCPOA with Iran, DACA, Obamacare, civil-rights prosecutions, etc., etc. -- it all goes back...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-22, 08:39
Replies: 13,157
Views: 2,088,697
Posted By SeijiSensei
Summa cum laude? Not on our cakes! ...

Summa cum laude? Not on our cakes!


...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-21, 10:10
Replies: 13,157
Views: 2,088,697
Posted By SeijiSensei
Some commentators have observed that having fewer...

Some commentators have observed that having fewer doors would force everyone to queue outside the one or two doors that remain and put themselves into a shooting gallery.
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-19, 08:47
Replies: 13,157
Views: 2,088,697
Posted By SeijiSensei
I'm curious. What do you mean by...

I'm curious. What do you mean by "works?"
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-18, 15:21
Replies: 394
Views: 68,975
Posted By SeijiSensei
I doubt the political and military officials in...

I doubt the political and military officials in the DPRK are of one mind when it comes to negotiating with the US. i suspect revanchist elements in the regime thought Kim got too far ahead of his...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-15, 12:27
Replies: 1,720
Views: 147,837
Posted By SeijiSensei
And deported more than three million illegal...

And deported more than three million illegal immigrants. Unlike Trump, though, Obama focused on immigrants with criminal records rather than breaking up families.
...
Forum: Current Series 2018-05-15, 12:19
Replies: 3,363
Views: 177,667
Posted By SeijiSensei
I expected an answer along these lines, but that...

I expected an answer along these lines, but that seems too much of a cop-out to me. As I said, I think avoidance of these issues has more to do with not annoying the audience or the censors.
Forum: Current Series 2018-05-14, 09:43
Replies: 3,363
Views: 177,667
Posted By SeijiSensei
Wonder what the girls think is happening when...

Wonder what the girls think is happening when they menstruate, just like I wondered about what the boys thought was the reason for having wet dreams. What stories did Nana and Hachi tell them about...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-14, 09:32
Replies: 1,720
Views: 147,837
Posted By SeijiSensei
See:...

See: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/21/trump-vs-the-deep-state
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-13, 19:23
Replies: 394
Views: 68,975
Posted By SeijiSensei
So vote him out in 2020. An impeachment process...

So vote him out in 2020. An impeachment process would rally his supporters and keep wavering Republicans in line.

If you think impeachment will encourage people to "trust the system," you must...
Forum: Current Series 2018-05-13, 16:44
Replies: 60
Views: 3,072
Posted By SeijiSensei
Kitarou's origin story was animated in the...

Kitarou's origin story was animated in the noitaiminA release, Hakaba Kitarou. It's only available in fansubs as far as I know. And, yes, it's pretty dark.
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-13, 16:29
Replies: 394
Views: 68,975
Posted By SeijiSensei
Even if the Democrats retake both houses of...

Even if the Democrats retake both houses of Congress, there will be no impeachment proceeding. An impeachment effort in 2019-2020 would almost certainly result in a second term for Trump.

I've...
Forum: Current Series 2018-05-13, 02:03
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
Posted By SeijiSensei
Two, I believe.

Two, I believe.
Forum: Current Series 2018-05-12, 14:48
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
Posted By SeijiSensei
Lupin the Third Part 5 TV Anime Reveals 7 More...

Lupin the Third Part 5 TV Anime Reveals 7 More Scriptwriters

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3081921

More screenwriters can only be a good thing after this piece of...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-05-12, 14:20
Replies: 394
Views: 68,975
Posted By SeijiSensei
It's hardly certain that "something good" is...

It's hardly certain that "something good" is happening with respect to Korea, and even less certain with respect to security in East Asia as a whole. A hyped-up "summit" between Kim and Trump will...
Forum: Current Series 2018-05-12, 14:08
Replies: 60
Views: 3,072
Posted By SeijiSensei
What a sad episode. I kept hoping there would be...

What a sad episode. I kept hoping there would be a solution where Shiro could stay with Masae-san and not destroy her in the process, but even in a show like this, we don't get that sort of upbeat...
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