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by Shawn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Thanks for the good times
Replies: 20
Views: 377

Re: Thanks for the good times

You used that old image of the site for the Group? LOl! :cheers:
by Shawn
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Thanks for the good times
Replies: 20
Views: 377

Re: Thanks for the good times

A static version of the forums and the site is a possibility. I'll look into that. A closed FB site is also an option for those who aren't worried about revealing their identities. I'll admit that it will be kind of weird not to have this board to check.
by Shawn
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Shutting down
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Shutting down

I've mulled things over for a few years now, and I've finally made the decision to shut down LJ for good. The site is up for renewal on Jan. 29, 2018, and I will let it lapse. It's been fun a running/administering a website, but Chris and feel we accomplished what we wanted to say about eikaiwa (a l...
by Shawn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 40
Views: 2508

Re: The North Korea Question

The war of words has reached a ridiculous low. It's now Rocket Man vs Barking Dog. And just watch the use of 'dotard' increase.
by Shawn
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 40
Views: 2508

Re: The North Korea Question

My prediction is a mere standoff again however. Both sides have too much to lose to go to war and yes, the US and it's allies would wipe the fucking floor with NK. Maybe not with China, but NK would be gone from the world map. :agree: This. But in this case, I would say that it is North Korea who a...
by Shawn
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

by Shawn
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

OK Mac, here's some new material to work with: From the president's statement on the new sanctions on Russia (end of the statement): I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign co...
by Shawn
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Ha! I think we could go on for a while critiquing the plot points. Speaking of which, this show has shown it isn't afraid of killing off characters, so I wish they'd hurry up and kill off Kelly-Ann Conway. I just can't buy her character. Trying to defend a pathological liar in real life would be im...
by Shawn
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Possibly, but I'd lose a lot of respect for the writers if they did though. I mean, that wouldn't be very realistic. The whole fired in 10 days is a bit of a stretch to begin with (could you imagine that happening in real life? Hmmmm, maybe, but not likely), but then to bring him back in later seas...
by Shawn
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

And the health care bill goes down in flames, with Trump whining that none of this is on him. WIth the GOP holding power in the White House, the Senate and Congress, he says it's the Democrat's fault. :eyes: When you have a majority and can't get things done, that's a sign that you've spectacularly ...
by Shawn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

I fear that this is going to become way more commonplace as the population greys and shrinks - too many people in need of care, not enough people to care for them. Its inevitable that taking the easy but disgusting choice to start tying people up because its easier than actually caring for them is ...
by Shawn
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

I wouldn't call this torture in so much as it sounds more like gross incompetence by the hospital. RIP.
by Shawn
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Given recent events, I think the matter is settled: Donald Trump Jr. is officially the stupidest man on the planet.
by Shawn
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Canadians with kids in Japan beware
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Canadians with kids in Japan beware

The scary thing is that even Trump's America hasn't gone that far. Yeah, they just pull you over for driving while not being white and shoot you. Just because. But seriously, I suppose the US has yet to change their stance on citizenship. It's something they have been struggling with for a long tim...
by Shawn
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Canadians with kids in Japan beware
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Canadians with kids in Japan beware

Yeah that really is the worst. A friend who is an expert on immigration policy tells me that rule is almost unique to Canada. That's quite the revelation given that Canadians like to talk about what a free and open society they live in. I suspect this deterioration of our rights is politically tole...
by Shawn
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Canadians with kids in Japan beware
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Canadians with kids in Japan beware

No, you can't even enter as a foreign visitor on your other passport now. All entry is forbidden They are literally throwing 5 year old kids off of airplanes at Narita these days because of this: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canadian-passport-rules-1.3895332 Yikes. That could have...
by Shawn
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Canadians with kids in Japan beware
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Canadians with kids in Japan beware

Most of the Canadians with kids born in Japan I know only have Japanese passports for their kids (including myself). Its just way simpler to get a Japanese passport for them (the Canadian passport itself isn't hard to get but the certificate of citizenship is time consuming and requires more paperw...
by Shawn
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: What's new?

I feel positively young compared to you old bastards! :mrgreen:

/Only just a little. Not really that young, either.
by Shawn
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Canadians with kids in Japan beware
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Canadians with kids in Japan beware

Looks like I dodged a bullet, then. The first thing I did when I got my kids's citizenship was to also get their passports. It's not that big of a hassle and I received the passports in about 20 days. But what am I missing here? Are people with dual citizenship trying to enter Canada on their Japane...
by Shawn
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

The dumpster fire that is the Trump regime keeps on burning. Did you know that MAGA is a theme song? Access the Tweet from the G20 summit here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/09/donald-trump-g20-video-make-america-great-again-song What's the difference between North Korea and the Unite...
by Shawn
Tue May 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The little questions...
Replies: 816
Views: 78668

Re: The little questions...

You mean "have." There's nothing you can do. The cops are probably already aware of them. You could try and solve the problem with a baseball bat, but that would only land you in jail. Invest in some good earplugs.
by Shawn
Wed May 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

The scandals are accumulating at an exponential rate now. I like Seth Meyers' Closer Look today, he takes us through it on a day-by day basis just to highlight the fact that literally every day there is another bombshell. Soon it will be every hour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU3VpwV4-nk I don...
by Shawn
Tue May 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Let's see what Trump has been up to... Oh, shit, this is scary : ...And I'm proven wrong in the span of a day. Now it turns out that he may have leaked sensitive intel to the Russians . :rope: So, he fires Comey, then holds a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the US in the...
by Shawn
Mon May 15, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Let's see what Trump has been up to... Oh, shit, this is scary : TW: What did you learn about how Trump's NAFTA about-face actually went down? DR: So we heard some fairly startling stories. From our other interviews, we learned that the reason the Canadians and the Mexicans called the president was ...
by Shawn
Thu May 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

It seems this right wing populist BS is being limited to the big English speaking countries. It seems that way. Nobody seemed to be able to read the "Macron Leaks." BTW, when did "populist" come to mean "right wing authoritarian idiot?" Scratch that. It looks like Macron's IT team had the smarts to...
by Shawn
Wed May 10, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Its actually kind of encouraging to see election results elsewhere - France, the Netherlands, South Korea. Its like the rest of the world is looking at the Trump fiasco and saying "lets not go there." Gives me some hope for humanity. I suppose you can credit Trump for showing the world how it's not...
by Shawn
Wed May 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Ha! Korea was last week's news. South Korea just elected a new liberal president. I wonder what he will do with North Korea. I've read that that grand jury has also issued subpoenas, so things are really heating up now with Trump. Could the walls be closing in on him? Aside: I didn't know a presiden...
by Shawn
Wed May 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

OK, Trump has now fired the FBI Director over the Clinton email investigation. :huh: Comey was the man who put Trump in the White House.
Next up: Install new stooge and kill any and all investigations into Trump's connections with Russia. What a dumpster fire of a government.
:pc:
by Shawn
Mon May 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Hague convention agreement on child abduction... Japan comes up short
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Hague convention agreement on child abduction... Japan comes up short

What a gut-wrenching situation. So, how does it work when one parent wants to take the kids back to the home country for a visit? Does the non-accompanying parent need to provide a letter as proof that the marriage fine and the kids are not being abducted?
by Shawn
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 13372

Re: The President Trump Thread

Partially cause the Freedom Caucus didn't think it was draconian enough... :rope: And who would have thought their draconian thinking would be saving the country from a terrible bill right now? :drunk: He could seriously damage if not destroy the middle class in America with his tax "reforms". Let ...