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by allblacks
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3236
Views: 200048

Re: Lifes little gripes II

It's like a thickened gravy. Not a fan either. How about when some guy you don't know all of a sudden is bidding on eight of your auctions. This is despite writing not to do this on every auction. I've had so much trouble with newbies and first time customers that I've got a major aversion to them. ...
by allblacks
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 26
Views: 806

Re: The North Korea Question

This is getting extremely uncomfortable isn't it.
by allblacks
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

We gotta get into the Japanese perspective on this... Asada Mao is retiring from her sport. That's more important news!
by allblacks
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Shawn I just don't get it. If you expand your timeline, you'll see that the US has been at war or has been meddling in the affairs of other nations since the end of WWII. So what's the problem? Is it terrorism? Extremism? Communism? Or is the problem the United States and the fact that it likes to ...
by allblacks
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: TV crapped out
Replies: 1
Views: 86

TV crapped out

I've had a pretty crazy week. Car troubles that despite being fixed won't go away and today at 15:00 my daughter messages me with pic below. Bought this TV in 2010 for about 160000 yen when the govt had their eco points drive going on. It's been great but do they really die after 7 years ffs?! No wa...
by allblacks
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: W5 Nagoya office

They had an office here. Dunno where it was now. Ten years ago mate.
by allblacks
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: W5 Nagoya office

Interesting that they went under. I worked for them in Osaka once. Not a bad bunch.
by allblacks
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Lock the thread. You win.
by allblacks
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Trump has flung all the bullshit possible, and now it's time to clean up the mess. He'll have to answer for his idiocy (or try and blame it on someone else). The question now is: Who in the Trump administration isn't connected to Russia? That interview is batshit crazy. He's really annoying with th...
by allblacks
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Trump has lost both feet due to self inflicted twitter posts. Ha! It looks like Abe is in deep shit. https://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/opposition-parties-demand-abes-wife-testify-over-school-land-scandal TOKYO — Opposition parties stepped up calls Thursday for Prime Minister Shinzo A...
by allblacks
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11822709 "Trump tweeted, "James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!" He also wrote, "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excu...
by allblacks
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Give me a cricket tidbit!
Replies: 545
Views: 62597

Re: Give me a cricket tidbit!

NZ top order is absolute garbage. NZ v SA is a joke. Can't they get any better batsmen? JFC!

Two wickets in five mins after I originally posted this. The selectors need to get rid of all the middle order. Kane Williamson needs to go. Don't care about his status in the team. Shit form... Out!
by allblacks
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

It's like going past a tragic accident... Very hard not to rubber neck and that causes other minor accidents.
by allblacks
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School results time
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: School results time

Mine got into a good English major program at an Osaka city run.school. There were a few kids very upset that didn't get in. Feel for them a lot. Especially the ones on their own.
by allblacks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School results time
Replies: 12
Views: 316

School results time

Anyone else got kids applying for schools this year? My oldest had her entrance exam last week for a public school in Osaka city. Good school with an English program and good reputation. We have to go in and see the result soon. A good excuse to drive in to Osaka and maybe hit Ikea on the way home. ...
by allblacks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: What's happened to Eikaiwa?
Replies: 62
Views: 9723

Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

It's been ages since Nova etc went under so good update Shawn. That company doesn't have a good reputation at all from memory. The general union definitely had issues with them. I'll try to find a link to it...
by allblacks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/arti ... d=11819456

Judge in Hawaii freezes Trump's latest travel ban...
by allblacks
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Steki can go post his shit elsewhere. There are the same number of people if not more that DON'T want him here.
by allblacks
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Give me a cricket tidbit!
Replies: 545
Views: 62597

Re: Give me a cricket tidbit!

Just saw NZ lose the first game of a five match one day series with South Efrika. Shit has changed a lot since I last watched it some time ago. I didn't know they were allowing the batting side to question on field umpire decisions. It just happened with one of the openers for the visitors. Guy was ...
by allblacks
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Just added a new signature quote. Let's see how long it takes until I get a better one. Lol

by allblacks
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

I watched that live. Yes, he said it. "One state or two state solution. I'm for whatever the two parties decide to work out." International leadership and wise diplomacy at its finest! :thumbsup: So I wake and turn on the news to see what wacky White House antics the day brings. :shock: Did you see...
by allblacks
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

There's no crisis. It's just fake news. Lol
by allblacks
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The KFC that can't
Replies: 0
Views: 103

The KFC that can't

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11799993 "KFC Whanganui is short-staffed — hence the problems at the restaurant, says national spokeswoman Rewa Willis. On Sunday the restaurant had to be closed and only the drive-through was open for those seeking a fast-food fix. P...
by allblacks
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Before he was booted, Steki asked a question that stuck with me... "many of you are not American. Why do you care?" I don't think there's an easy answer to this but here is one possible one for Australia and NZ... In Australia's case, it might be like Pauline Hanson somehow becoming PM. Her approach...
by allblacks
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Shawn It is like Trump expects the same level of respect that Obama earned after 8 years in office. He hasn't been in office a month yet right? Add to that the fact that he is totally inexperienced as a politician and his advisors are no better. I feel like I should post this due to recent events he...
by allblacks
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

(Sorry I couldn't post this in the above. ) "US president Donald Trump is considering issuing a new executive order banning citizens of certain countries traveling to the United States after his initial attempt to clamp down on immigration and refugees snarled to a halt amid political and judicial c...
by allblacks
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

by allblacks
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Thank you, Steki, for reminding me about principles. I've criticized Trump about his lack of principles while ignoring my own. I've been far too generous with my tolerance of your racist, ignorant, and bigoted comments, and have decided that this form is not for you. Not an easy choice to make over...
by allblacks
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

I'm done. Talking to you is like bashing your head against a brick wall.
by allblacks
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 6183

Re: The President Trump Thread

Gripes are just that. Gripes! What's that got to do with the issues above?

More vague unsubstantiated bs to follow maybe?