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(Asahi Shimbun)   Rural Japan plagued by rash of tractor thefts   (ajw.asahi.com) divider line 58
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2014-01-08 06:26:21 PM
There's probably an ointment for that.
 
2014-01-08 06:29:52 PM
Tractor rash? Is that like gonorrhea? I heard that you can get that from a tractor seat... It was in a documentary or something.
 
2014-01-08 06:29:54 PM
But all those guys wearing cat ears and anime shirts told me that glorious Nippon never ever has any crime or sadness!
 
2014-01-08 06:30:41 PM
Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos are involved somehow...
 
2014-01-08 06:32:54 PM

JohnAnnArbor: There's probably an ointment for that.



It's caused by caterpillars.
 
2014-01-08 06:33:21 PM
Wait, so is it a lash?  Or a rash?
 
2014-01-08 06:34:39 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-08 06:35:24 PM
Slow and curious.
 
2014-01-08 06:36:51 PM
Oh Deer...
 
2014-01-08 06:38:18 PM

Canton: Oh Deer...

(ahem)

  ...  Oh Deere
 
2014-01-08 06:39:04 PM

Badmoodman: Canton: Oh Deer...

(ahem)  ...  Oh Deere


Farm (it) All, I must be tired.
 
2014-01-08 06:42:11 PM
Unlike here in 'Murica, where the tractors are too big to be stolen.
 
2014-01-08 06:45:46 PM

JohnAnnArbor: There's probably an ointment for that.


I see we're done here.
 
2014-01-08 06:46:08 PM
filmfanatic.org

Approves.

/tried my damnedest to find a pic from the tractor theft scene in that movie
 
2014-01-08 06:46:36 PM
More than 120 tractors were swiped from farmland around the country. They are almost certainly destined for sale overseas, mainly in Asia
Is Japan not part of Asia anymore?
 
2014-01-08 06:46:47 PM
penis stinks like sushi
 
2014-01-08 06:48:34 PM

Radioactive Ass: Tractor rash? Is that like gonorrhea? I heard that you can get that from a tractor seat... It was in a documentary or something.


"To race across the pasture with the throttle out at 11 mph.  As a 3 ton machine with no suspension repeatedly squashes your nuts on a pan seat!  That young lady is freedom!"

/miss my Allis WD-45
 
2014-01-08 06:50:34 PM

Slagnasty: But all those guys wearing cat ears and anime shirts told me that glorious Nippon never ever has any crime or sadness!


The Japanese say the same shiat. That weeaboo stuff comes from somewhere, know. The Japanese are strangely nationalistic. Japan is the safest (it's not), Japan has the best food (close, but no cigar), Japan never did anything wrong during WWII (oops).
 
2014-01-08 06:53:35 PM
drjekel_mrhydeMore than 120 tractors were swiped from farmland around the country. They are almost certainly destined for sale  overseas, mainly in Asia

Is Japan not part of Asia anymore?


I don't understand your quibble with the sentence.  I think it is totally fine.

From the perspective of Japan, anything exported would be sent "overseas".  Further, the sentence does not denote that Japan is not part of Asia, but rather that anything sold, was being sold is within the Asian region (but not Japan itself).
 
2014-01-08 06:58:34 PM
I own a Mitsubishi tractor, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2014-01-08 06:59:27 PM
My wife sometimes translates for police in Japan who are holding Vietnamese suspects (she learned Vietnamese in college).

She said that it's very big now for thieves to disassemble construction equipment and ship it, in pieces, to Vietnam, where there is a bustling market for construction machinery.

I was in Vietnam in July, and driving out of Ho Chi Minh City, you get to a point where every sixth or seventh business along the main road north is selling construction equipment (cranes, bulldozers, etc.).

Reading the headline, this is exactly what I expected the article to be about.
 
2014-01-08 07:01:31 PM

Likwit: Slagnasty: But all those guys wearing cat ears and anime shirts told me that glorious Nippon never ever has any crime or sadness!

The Japanese say the same shiat. That weeaboo stuff comes from somewhere, know. The Japanese are strangely nationalistic. Japan is the safest (it's not), Japan has the best food (close, but no cigar), Japan never did anything wrong during WWII (oops).


Well, maybe if you came from a country as unique and safety as Japan you'd feel differently!  You see, unlike other countries Japan has four seasons which cause the people to develop differently.  Japanese people are naturally peaceful farmers while foreigners, deprived of all four seasons, are predisposed to crime and murder.  That's why almost all crime in Japan is committed by foreigners.

As this article pointed, some of the many criminals are Vietnamese.  No doubt they were the brains behind the whole thing and any Japanese persons involved were coerced into it.  Those poor Japanese people.  I'm sure they feel bad enough as it is.  Let them have a press conference and if they can bow for at least a minute you know they're really really sorry.
 
2014-01-08 07:03:58 PM
Likwit: But all those guys wearing cat ears and anime shirts told me that glorious Nippon never ever has any crime or sadness!

The Japanese say the same shiat. That weeaboo stuff comes from somewhere, know. The Japanese are strangely nationalistic. Japan is the safest (it's not), Japan has the best food (close, but no cigar), Japan never did anything wrong during WWII (oops).


Well not to say they don't have petty theft (I'm sure they do), but from my limited experience of the country based on numerous visits, what I've heard, read, etc... it's about the safest country I've ever been to.  Hell, my Japanese friends say if they leave behind a camera or something valuable on the subway, there is a very good chance someone has put it in the lost and found. I'm sort of surprised to hear about thefts of such equipment.

I think comments about whether it has the best food or whether Japan has admitted responsibility for war crimes in WWII is irrelevant to the issue of crime in Japan.
 
2014-01-08 07:11:46 PM

SirEattonHogg: drjekel_mrhyde:  More than 120 tractors were swiped from farmland around the country. They are almost certainly destined for sale  overseas, mainly in Asia

Is Japan not part of Asia anymore?

I don't understand your quibble with the sentence.  I think it is totally fine.

From the perspective of Japan, anything exported would be sent "overseas".  Further, the sentence does not denote that Japan is not part of Asia, but rather that anything sold, was being sold is within the Asian region (but not Japan itself).


To me it's like someone from from Haiti saying, "A bunch of trees have been stole and shipped overseas , mainly in North America"
 
2014-01-08 07:12:49 PM

Likwit: Slagnasty: But all those guys wearing cat ears and anime shirts told me that glorious Nippon never ever has any crime or sadness!

The Japanese say the same shiat. That weeaboo stuff comes from somewhere, know. The Japanese are strangely nationalistic. Japan is the safest (it's not), Japan has the best food (close, but no cigar), Japan never did anything wrong during WWII (oops).



My wife and daughter go to Japan to visit my wife's mother, sometimes for two months at a time. I never worry about them while they are there. Sure, there is crime, but it is so rare, while people (especially in the service industry) tend to be so helpful, I feel like they are in good hands.

When they are back here in Berkeley, I tend to worry about them a lot more. Houses get broken into all the time. There are murders, even in the Berkeley Hills, were all the rich people live. The "service industry" here is a joke, and very few people will lift a finger to help someone who needs assistance.

As someone already pointed out, the crime in this article tends to be perpetrated by non-Japanese nationals.

So, while Japan isn't some perfect place, they do make us look like a country full of violent, unhealthy, rude idoits in comparison.
 
2014-01-08 07:13:37 PM

Canton: Badmoodman: Canton: Oh Deer...

(ahem)  ...  Oh Deere

Farm (it) All, I must be tired.


This is a Case of International intrigue pretty much black and White.  Hopefully, this won't Mahindra farmers too much in getting their crops planted, and they will be able to a-Ford to keep on top of their bills and such, and they won't need to worry Kubota anything.  I hope it won't turn into Japan versus the Allis again, and nobody has to drop a Lawn Boy on them in order to settle them down.
 
2014-01-08 07:22:41 PM
 
2014-01-08 07:25:45 PM
Not exactly farm related, but about 20 years ago an IBM mainframe was disassembled and removed from data center in a six hour timeframe. Including the cabling and some plumbing fixtures. The quote from the VP of the place was classic "where are these people when I want to schedule an install?".
 
2014-01-08 07:28:59 PM
Must have had something to do with the safety training video that made those tractors a better alternative to steal.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-08 07:37:40 PM

lostcat: Likwit: Slagnasty: But all those guys wearing cat ears and anime shirts told me that glorious Nippon never ever has any crime or sadness!

The Japanese say the same shiat. That weeaboo stuff comes from somewhere, know. The Japanese are strangely nationalistic. Japan is the safest (it's not), Japan has the best food (close, but no cigar), Japan never did anything wrong during WWII (oops).


My wife and daughter go to Japan to visit my wife's mother, sometimes for two months at a time. I never worry about them while they are there. Sure, there is crime, but it is so rare, while people (especially in the service industry) tend to be so helpful, I feel like they are in good hands.

When they are back here in Berkeley, I tend to worry about them a lot more. Houses get broken into all the time. There are murders, even in the Berkeley Hills, were all the rich people live. The "service industry" here is a joke, and very few people will lift a finger to help someone who needs assistance.

As someone already pointed out, the crime in this article tends to be perpetrated by non-Japanese nationals.

So, while Japan isn't some perfect place, they do make us look like a country full of violent, unhealthy, rude idoits in comparison.


Hey, I'll give you the violent and rude, but Japan is no health paradise.  Workaholic, alcoholic, high rate of smoking, loads of domestic and educational stress. And let's not forget the stomach cancer.
 
2014-01-08 07:43:50 PM

FrancoFile: .

Hey, I'll give you the violent and rude, but Japan is no health paradise.  Workaholic, alcoholic, high rate of smoking, loads of domestic and educational stress. And let's not forget the stomach cancer.


But when it comes down to life expectancy...

digitalnewsgathering.files.wordpress.com
(data source: World Bank)
 
2014-01-08 07:47:46 PM

lostcat: FrancoFile: .

Hey, I'll give you the violent and rude, but Japan is no health paradise.  Workaholic, alcoholic, high rate of smoking, loads of domestic and educational stress. And let's not forget the stomach cancer.

But when it comes down to life expectancy...

[digitalnewsgathering.files.wordpress.com image 584x361]
(data source: World Bank)


Oh, I know.  But it's just 4-5 years.  You switch them to a McDonalds and Applebees diet, on top of their other habits, and that number would drop like a stone.
 
2014-01-08 08:02:06 PM
tfwiki.net
 
2014-01-08 08:36:16 PM
I'm visiting Yokohama now so getting a kick...

/Haven't seen any tractors
//Any farkers have a suggestion for how I should spend a gray day in Yokohama?
 
2014-01-08 08:43:10 PM
Yokohama is for sunny, warm days. Go to Ueno today. Rainy days are for museums.
 
2014-01-08 08:50:17 PM

bakarocket: Yokohama is for sunny, warm days.


I've hated Yokohama ever since the Beatles broke up.
 
2014-01-08 09:25:26 PM
I bet those tractors are being turned into giant mecha.
 
2014-01-08 09:47:31 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Canton: Badmoodman: Canton: Oh Deer...

(ahem)  ...  Oh Deere

Farm (it) All, I must be tired.

This is a Case of International intrigue pretty much black and White.  Hopefully, this won't Mahindra farmers too much in getting their crops planted, and they will be able to a-Ford to keep on top of their bills and such, and they won't need to worry Kubota anything.  I hope it won't turn into Japan versus the Allis again, and nobody has to drop a Lawn Boy on them in order to settle them down.


Well, you've certainly combined all the relevant factors. It's Avery complex Case, but I'm sure the hand of justice will be McCormick down soon enough.
 
2014-01-08 09:51:26 PM
What's the birth defect rate in Japan now?
 
2014-01-08 10:00:32 PM
If only there were some sort of fighting class of citizens that could protect the land owners property.
 
2014-01-08 10:00:51 PM

Canton: Dr Jack Badofsky: Canton: Badmoodman: Canton: Oh Deer...

(ahem)  ...  Oh Deere

Farm (it) All, I must be tired.

This is a Case of International intrigue pretty much black and White.  Hopefully, this won't Mahindra farmers too much in getting their crops planted, and they will be able to a-Ford to keep on top of their bills and such, and they won't need to worry Kubota anything.  I hope it won't turn into Japan versus the Allis again, and nobody has to drop a Lawn Boy on them in order to settle them down.

Well, you've certainly combined all the relevant factors. It's Avery complex Case, but I'm sure the hand of justice will be McCormick down soon enough.


If we need to send a fat Yanmar over there, then that means there was no other available Chalmers left, whether they used a path through New Holland or not. Good God, I hope we can get through this time of missing Craftsman.
 
2014-01-08 10:03:22 PM

itsaidwhat: If only there were some sort of fighting class of citizens that could protect the land owners property.


Do you mean a class of citizens who could help fight crime in this zone of....um....of uh....danger?
 
2014-01-08 10:04:38 PM

FrancoFile: lostcat: FrancoFile: .

Hey, I'll give you the violent and rude, but Japan is no health paradise.  Workaholic, alcoholic, high rate of smoking, loads of domestic and educational stress. And let's not forget the stomach cancer.

But when it comes down to life expectancy...

[digitalnewsgathering.files.wordpress.com image 584x361]
(data source: World Bank)

Oh, I know.  But it's just 4-5 years.  You switch them to a McDonalds and Applebees diet, on top of their other habits, and that number would drop like a stone.


Yeah so what? I am curious what are you trying to argue here because so far you have done nothing but brought up crap that everyone already knows. No country is a true paradise. America has it's problems but so do the UK, so does Sweden, the Netherlands, and anywhere else.

Paradise is what you make of it not what you want.

There are always problems and no matter what the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Japan is Japan, don't like it? Don't go there simple as that.

Now let us all join hands to our crotches and enjoy a sexy Japanese cosplayer who is not looks like she forgot to wear something and is slightly not safe for work or barely legal I can never tell they all look the same damn age. She could be a 30 year old house wife for all I know.


www.oddities123.com
 
2014-01-08 10:05:40 PM

alice_600: FrancoFile: lostcat: FrancoFile: .

Hey, I'll give you the violent and rude, but Japan is no health paradise.  Workaholic, alcoholic, high rate of smoking, loads of domestic and educational stress. And let's not forget the stomach cancer.

But when it comes down to life expectancy...

[digitalnewsgathering.files.wordpress.com image 584x361]
(data source: World Bank)

Oh, I know.  But it's just 4-5 years.  You switch them to a McDonalds and Applebees diet, on top of their other habits, and that number would drop like a stone.

Yeah so what? I am curious what are you trying to argue here because so far you have done nothing but brought up crap that everyone already knows. No country is a true paradise. America has it's problems but so do the UK, so does Sweden, the Netherlands, and anywhere else.

Paradise is what you make of it not what you want.

There are always problems and no matter what the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Japan is Japan, don't like it? Don't go there simple as that.

Now let us all join hands to our crotches and enjoy a sexy Japanese cosplayer who is not looks like she forgot to wear something and is slightly not safe for work or barely legal I can never tell they all look the same damn age. She could be a 30 year old house wife for all I know.


[www.oddities123.com image 500x627]



Geez.  Relax.  I'm just spitballing.  It's 10pm and I'm on Fark.
 
2014-01-08 10:06:44 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: itsaidwhat: If only there were some sort of fighting class of citizens that could protect the land owners property.

Do you mean a class of citizens who could help fight crime in this zone of....um....of uh....danger?


DANGER ZONE!
 
2014-01-08 10:09:20 PM

itsaidwhat: If only there were some sort of fighting class of citizens that could protect the land owners property.


I'd say they probably need seven of them.
 
2014-01-08 10:10:16 PM

FrancoFile: Geez. Relax. I'm just spitballing. It's 10pm and I'm on Fark.


....and we're in the...DANGER ZONE!
 
2014-01-08 10:26:59 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com

rice paddy assault vehicle (RPAV) aka the one eyed buffalo

/FINE PRINT - yes, I know this picture is from Korea. Thank you for your concern and attention to detail
 
2014-01-08 11:07:39 PM
Unfortunately, as others have pointed out, it was foreigners running this activity.  Japanese people come off as incredibly racist when it comes to the subject of crime, and these types of incidents seem to buttress their beliefs.  My Japanese brother-in-law was showing me the nifty metal shutters on his home.  I asked if they were for typhoons and he said, "No, there are a lot of Chinese and Koreans in this area".

Of course this is 180 degrees from how we as Americans look at race and crime.  We never conflate the two and rarely stereotype people by ethnic group or race.
 
2014-01-08 11:43:51 PM

physt: I'm visiting Yokohama now so getting a kick...

/Haven't seen any tractors
//Any farkers have a suggestion for how I should spend a gray day in Yokohama?


The Superman bar in Yamashiata Chinatown.
 
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