Profile

Cover photo
Robbie (in Tokyo)
Lives in Tokyo, Japan
28 followers
AboutPosts

Stream

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I know everyone is having a good laugh over the Chinese speaker. But remember, he's speaking a second language to communicate with an approaching US military aircraft. I definitely think the Chinese are definitely in the wrong here by building an island in this disputed area, but...I have to say, even I have a hard time understanding the P8 crew. "With due regard", are they kidding? Why would you add "with due regard" to this crucial transmission? And 'due' sounds exactly like 'do', which could cause confusion about intent. Dumb phrase. Delete it, Navy. Most Americans wouldn't even know what 'with due regard' means, let alone a Chinese Naval officer who has the power to order a shoot down of any aircraft they feel is threatening them. You can hear it in his voice (not to mention the various alarms going off in the bg) that he feels threatened.

The rest of the phrasing isn't much better. And the P8 crew mumbles it over the radio. Who in their right mind wrote that? All communications should be extremely clear and spoken slowly, loudly and enunciated well (it was none of these in the audio in this clip - about the fourth of fifth time, we got better by slowing down and speaking more clearly. That should've been the first time).

I'm former USAF and we'd never mumble over the radio. Especially when dealing with foreign military. In my case, it was Soviet Tu-95s off the Northeast coast. Take my word for it, we made sure they understood us very, very clearly. These P8 crews should do likewise or we're going to have a downed P8 on our hands and possible loss of life. Speaking a little Mandarin wouldn't hurt, either, guys. We spoke Russian to the Soviets and this was back in the late 80s. It's 2015 and we're mumbling? Good grief. No wonder we're in trouble.

US Navy, heed this advice or we're going to see a repeat of the P3 Orion incident...or worse. Remember, we didn't lose anyone that time. But the Chinese lost a pilot.

"This is Chinese Navy. You are approaching a Military Security Area. Please go away quickly in order to avoid wrong judgement". The Chinese said that in English - our language. The language of the US Navy. However silly or ridiculous it sounds, and I agree it does, the meaning is clear. I can't say the same for my own government's radio transmission to the Chinese. I support the Navy here, but I can definitely see room for improvement in communications. C'mon, Navy. You can do better than this. Get a better phrase to state your rights and peaceful intent. Lives are in the balance here. And learn some Mandarin, too. A phrase or two can go a long way.

How about this: "This is the United States Navy. We are legally operating in international waters and airspace. We are not hostile." Simple, clear, short and to the point. We're taking the high road, here. So let's not blow it by miscommunication. Okay, guys?
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I really thought this version of On the Beach was excellent and quite moving. I was shocked by the 1959 original's bleakness, but this one displayed a different kind of horror for me. And I found myself getting choked up by the end. The original didn't choke me up (though I'm a big fan of Greg Peck, Ava Gardner, etc. and classic movies). By the way, the current independent radiation readings here in Tokyo are 0.2 μSv (microsieverts / ionizing). In the movie they said 25 rads was good news. 1 rad equals 10,000 microsieverts!

Oh, I wish I did a search first. I struggled through the 20 part upload from another Youtuber (though I thank them for their effort). This upload seems to have an encoding issue that displays a low frame rate even at the highest setting. But thanks for the upload!
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Judging by the comments here, I'm guessing plenty of folks can't hear the audio. I'm able to hear it fine. I guess it's area restricted due to the music.
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm guessing the two down votes are by Kurt Russell and William Katt? ;)
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Thanks for posting. Excellent doc. But not sure why it's labeled 'BBC Science Documentary'??
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
The lyrics in the description are from Season One. Season Two, the clip here, is quite a bit altered from those. Cheers.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
28 people
Hostel Rusland's profile photo
Maya Iseri's profile photo
Brian Smith's profile photo
Pat Reilly's profile photo
Scott Ruth's profile photo
Jason Solowsky's profile photo
Mark Mader's profile photo
Ethan Hilo Morgan's profile photo
William Shanley's profile photo

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
A good example of how our perceptions can be vastly different than the actual events: when you hear the eyewitness at 41:20 , who is a pilot, talk about the second plane being 'a small business jet' (which we know it was a Boeing 767). He states it went 50 to 100 feet above his own building, then impacted into the first tower. The fact that he made such a huge error in identifying the type of aircraft (small business jet compared to Boeing 767) in spite of the fact he is a pilot, shows that even informed people can perceive things very differently from how they actually occur. This is a common occurrence during traumatic events.
2
Robbie (in Tokyo)'s profile photortxyz1's profile photo
3 comments
rtxyz1
 
+Robbie (in Tokyo) It is called brainwashing.
The programming took place on a massive scale, right away while people were traumatized they were told they were going to have to give up liberty for security. There were all kinds of planted people, you pointed on out in one of your comments.
How things turned out just like he said.
The official story has been completely debunked from start to finish.
Only a person that can't think critically could believe such a fairy tale.
What closed the door to peoples minds is in this video and followed for two straight weeks non stop.
When people watch concrete explosions, pulverizing e4very floor in mid air from the top down, how can you not think Explosives?
This has never been addressed, the idea steel building collapseS from fire is ridiculous. The official NIST report on the Twin towers does not give a reason for the destruction of those towers, all their computer modeling is BS when faced with the laws of physics.
The public has not read the official reports either, none of which cites Bin Laden as the mastermind, who was never charged with the crime.
The FBI when asked about it cited Lack of Evidence............
Go ask about half the country, they will tell you different.
When you are Lied to about Everything, finding the Truth is impossible.
It just gets people arguing over which Lie sounds better.
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm a huge fan of Greg Peck and Ava Gardner (and Fred Astaire!), but I have to say, this film was much better than I expected. Much better. In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb and say, I enjoyed it more than the original. Yes, for me, it was more emotional. I didn't choke up when watching the original. I did here. I generally do not like remakes at all. But for some reason, this one got to me. I particularly liked Bryan Brown's character. Thanks for the upload. (Thank goodness all the clips didn't have staggered audio/video due to the encoding issues).
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Thanks for the upload. This was very good. Rarely do I think a remake surpasses the original, but I feel this one did. I wasn't emotional when I watched the Greg Peck one, but this one got me.
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a channel on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I think it would be a great idea if you would stream an episode 'LIVE' each week or month. Make it a surprise, or promo it, either way, everyone watching the episode at the same time would be a great way for fans to share the joy, just like it was on TV again, but even better, because now it would be global! That's the one thing missing from online viewing, in my opinion, is the mutual shared experience. And with the annotations and extras, it would make for an even greater time for everyone, commenting on all the riffs via the comments section. I guarantee that if you had a 'LIVE Friday' or something like that, the comments would explode during the airing. Try it! 
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Now, SHE would've been a great pick for Attorney General that everyone could agree on!
1
Add a comment...

Robbie (in Tokyo)

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Love this version with the singing. Much better than just the instrumental opening. "Make a liar tell the truuuuuuth!" Love it!!
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
28 people
Hostel Rusland's profile photo
Maya Iseri's profile photo
Brian Smith's profile photo
Pat Reilly's profile photo
Scott Ruth's profile photo
Jason Solowsky's profile photo
Mark Mader's profile photo
Ethan Hilo Morgan's profile photo
William Shanley's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Actor, Writer, Director, Artist, Photographer, Student, Teacher
Skills
Skills? I'm still learning the basics! ;)
Employment
  • Actor, Writer, Director, Artist, Photographer, Student, Teacher, present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Enjoying life
Introduction
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Student and Teacher based in Tokyo, Japan. 
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Tokyo, Japan
Previously
New Jersey
Links