Long early voting line in Columbus OH today

Nov 4, 2012 Full story: Daily Kos 360

After finishing a canvassing shift today in Columbus, Ohio I stopped by the early voting location for the county , just to see how crazy it was.

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Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#326 Nov 22, 2012
Our America is the justice!
Our America is the best country in the world ever!

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#327 Nov 22, 2012
Mata wakarimasen. "our America" ga kaimashita demo nihonjin deshoka?

Rengo ga kerai? Demo [3] no kui wa, kuni ga kihondekijinken ga nai, mo rengo ga nai. Nihongo ga heta desu ne, chotto kaitemasen, ne demo romanji de kaite kudasai. Kaitemansen demo yomemasu!

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#328 Nov 22, 2012
Jya, mo matchigata. Kirai, ne. Romanji ga kirai, demo Topix de kana dekinai.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#329 Nov 22, 2012
tranpsosition wrote:
Jya, mo matchigata. Kirai, ne. Romanji ga kirai, demo Topix de kana dekinai.
You go girl!(I think you just outed a troll!)

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#330 Nov 22, 2012
I'm just excited as mess to get to use Japanese. Topix sucks pretty hard for not allowing special characters like Japanese kana, though.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#331 Nov 23, 2012
I cannot understand nor use Japanese-language well.
I cannot feel myself as the Japanese.

Yes, my English-skill is bad.
However, I cannot understand what Japanese-people are saying.

I donot want to use Japanese-language.
(What is more, people here cannot understand Japanese-language.)
(It is extremely strange or discourtesy to use Japanese-language, which only Japanese-people can understand.)
(This is bulletin-board.)
(People should use English.)
(Or at least, people use some kind of language so that every one here can understand.)

This is one example.

[1]
Japanese-Forces made this poster [Reference] saying
"Heiwa wo Shigoto ni suru" (in Japanese-language).

The direct-translation (literal-translation) of this may be
"Make peace my job".

This sentence makes no sense for me.

I cannot translate this Japanese [Reference] into English.
I cannot understand Japanese-language well.

It seems to me that Japanese-Forces say
"We donot want to fight", or
"Peace is my jobs."

(Or maybe, at best,)
("Making peace is our jobs".)
(But, I cannot read this poster like so.)

More likely,
it seems to me that
Japanese-Forces are saying with this poster as follows.
Sipping tea and eating "sweet beans jelly" behind American-Forces,
and
sometimes working for relief for natural-disaster or PKO.

I hate Japan.
Japan is strange.
Japan is crazy.

Japan must protect itself by itself.
Our America will export American-weapons to Japan.
Our America will export cars, ships, steel, etc. to Japan.

[Reference]
[Procincial Cooperation Office Nagasaki / Japan Self Defense Force (in Japanese-language)]
Japanese-Forces made this poster saying
"Heiwa wo Shigoto ni suru"
http://www.mod.go.jp/pco/nagasaki/index2.html
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#332 Nov 23, 2012
Of course,
if you were a Japanese in Japan,
you were not allowed to ask the meaning of this sentence.

If you questioned about this (or anything eles.),
you would be treated as crazy or would be ostracized.

You could never ask agsint your supervisors in Japan.

Only you could do were
to smile thinly,
to act normally,
and act exactly the same as others do.

And, this is esactly Russia or Chinese style.

I hate communists.
I hate Japan, China, Russia, and Soviet-Union.
I love the U.S.A.!
I love all Americans.
I will be an American.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#333 Nov 23, 2012
Nihongo ga wakarimasu desu ka? Demo nihonjin deshou ka?!

Mai ni Niza kara demo ima Tokyo de? Dochi ga? Inakamon? Tokyojin?

Mo, wakaranai yo. Chotto, romaniji de kaite kudasai?

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#334 Nov 23, 2012
Sounds like Shinichiro ran tranpsosition's message through a translator and it came out all funny.

Sorry Shinichiro--I do not believe that you are a Japanese person writing from Japan about how much you love the USA.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#335 Nov 23, 2012
It's pretty funny anyway. I can only really do Kansai-ben style Japanese, which sounds/looks weird as mess.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Akiruno, Japan

#342 Dec 3, 2012
Dear Americans:
I am deeply sorry again and again and again.

Solidarity (Polish trade union) was a labor-union.

Solidarity (Polish trade union) took anti-Soviet-Union stances.
Solidarity (Polish trade union) took anti-communism stances.

Pope John Paul II supported Solidarity (Polish trade union).

Our America is the best country ever in world-history!
Remember Pearl Harbor!
I love the U.S.A.!
I love all Americans!
Soviet-Union, Germany, Russia, China, Taiwan, Japan, and South-Korea are evil-fascism-communism-empires !

[Wikipedia]
Solidarity (Polish trade union)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solidarity_ (Polish_trade_union)
Solidarity is a Polish trade union federation that emerged on 31 August 1980 at the Gdansk Shipyard under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa.
It was the first non–communist party-controlled trade union in a Warsaw Pact country.
Solidarity reached 9.5 million members before its September 1981 Congress (up to 10 millions[1][2]) that constituted 1/3 of the total working age population of Poland.

[Wikipedia]
Trade union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_union
A trade union (British English), labour union (Canadian English) or labor union (American English) is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals such as protecting the integrity of its trade, achieving higher pay, increasing the number of employees an employer hires, and better working conditions.

[Wikipedia]
Pope John Paul II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_I...
John Paul II, sometimes called Saint John Paul or John Paul the Great, born Karol Jozef Wojtyla, reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005.
He was the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523.
He was instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.

Pastoral trips
Trip to Poland
In June 1979, Pope John Paul II travelled to Poland where ecstatic crowds constantly surrounded him.
This first trip to Poland uplifted the nation's spirit and sparked the formation of the Solidarity movement in 1980, which later brought freedom and human rights to his troubled homeland.

If the Pope's visit inspired a riot, the Communist leaders of Poland were prepared to crush the uprising and blame the suffering on the Pope.

"The Pope won that struggle by transcending politics. His was what Joseph Nye calls ‘soft power’- the power of attraction and repulsion.

Had the Pope chosen to turn his soft power into the hard variety, the regime might have been drowned in blood.
Instead, the Pope simply led the Polish people to desert their rulers by affirming solidarity with one another.
The Communists managed to hold on as despots a decade longer.
But as political leaders, they were finished.
Visiting his native Poland in 1979, Pope John Paul II struck what turned out to be a mortal blow to its Communist regime, to the Soviet Empire,[and] ultimately to Communism."

Very sincerely yours,
Shinichiro Takizawa
Shinichiro Takizawa

Akiruno, Japan

#343 Dec 3, 2012
Labor-Union is nothing to do with communism.
Pope supported Labor-Union.
Only democratic-countries have Labor-Union.
Labor-Union is an enemy of Soviet-Union.
Labor-Union is an enemy of communism.
Carl Marks

United States

#345 Dec 5, 2012
Just Vote
g

Portsmouth, OH

#347 Dec 5, 2012
Hh
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#348 Dec 6, 2012
[1]
Samurai didnot support Democracy.
Kight didnot support democracy.

Syogun "Tokugawa Ieyasu" didnot support democracy.
Hideyoshi didnot support democracy.

Democracy is "one man one vote principle".
One-man one-vote is democracy.

And, Syogun NEVER supports such systems.

[2]
What is more,
If I were a Samurai,
then what do you think you were?

(1)
You are a helot or a serf or a villain?
Then, your thinking is irrational and illogical.

(2)
You think that you are a King or Syogun supervising me?

Oh, boy!

I do NEVER want to be your minion,
because you cannot make money,
because you do not give me money,
and because you are stupid.

[3]
People donot have enough power to negotiate as one peerson,
So, they (including Your father's father's father etc.) made labor-union.

Where did you learn world-history?
Planet Klingon?

[4]
And, so to you.
If you were a Samurai or King or something,
then you would NEVER give me "one man one vote principle".

Are you British and Japanese are nuts?

I think that British-people and Japanese-people come from Planet-Klingon.
(Of course, I can NEVER trust British-people and Japanese-people again.)

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#349 Dec 7, 2012
I'm not really sure what you're getting at. While you make a host of rather authentic L2 Japanese to English errors, you seem not to be able to read or write romanji, which rather seems to indicate a rather specific sort of trolling or a terribly disturbed 4 nensei with a wide range of translation tools at hand.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#350 Dec 7, 2012
tranpsosition wrote:
While you make a host of rather authentic L2 Japanese to English errors, you seem not to be able to read or write romanji, which rather seems to indicate a rather specific sort of trolling or a terribly disturbed 4 nensei with a wide range of translation tools at hand.
Exactly what I was thinking!

Since: Jul 08

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#351 Dec 7, 2012
tranpsosition wrote:
Jya, mo matchigata. Kirai, ne. Romanji ga kirai, demo Topix de kana dekinai.
Sugoi! Nihongo no kaiwa desu. Renshuu ga hoshiin desu ga. Shikashi perapera dewa arimasen.

Since: Jul 08

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#352 Dec 7, 2012
Big Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly what I was thinking!
Bikkuri da naa. kochira ni ikura ha nihongo sukoshi dekimasu ka.

This is a surprise. How many of us here know some Japanese?

Since: Jul 08

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#353 Dec 7, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
Sounds like Shinichiro ran tranpsosition's message through a translator and it came out all funny.
Sorry Shinichiro--I do not believe that you are a Japanese person writing from Japan about how much you love the USA.
If he's trolling, it's a pretty elaborate effort. The fact that he resists the request that he post in romaji is rather strange for a Japanese person.

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