10 mins on 4/qa/ vs 10 mins on kissu
It's flawed in multiple ways.
He says that while Japan does spend a reasonably large amount on defence much of that is on maintenance and then goes on a tangent about earthquakes(which actually isn't related to the budget of the military as much as one would assume or certainly as much as he does). Most nations are in a similar situation, modern military equipment costs a lot to maintain and constantly requires it, I remember reading a few years ago about how at any given time less than half the German sub force and less than half the German heavy air transport were actually operational as they either were in the process of being repaired or needed to be repaired. All advanced militaries suffer this and in Japans case it is probably likely to be a bit worse simply because they place a much larger emphasis on their navy comparative to their army than many other nations do and ships are expensive and need constant maintenance, it's long been held that in order to have one aircraft carrier you actually need three, because only a third will actually be operational at a given time.
Likewise, the industry just fine too. He mentions that the companies make less as a percentage than others do from military contracts and yes of course a lack of foreign buyers contribute but so does the simple fact that that is the way Japan is, it's made up of huge corporations that don't specialise on defence but still have a hand in it. However, Japan still actually has a defence industry which is more than can be said for a great many other nations and due to the size of their economy and manufacturing base it can easily and rapidly expand in the event of a war.
The demographic crisis is not well gone into either. He mentions that Japan started ageing before China but fails to mention that China is actually ahead of them now and ageing faster than they are, and that is by Chinese statistics which have a great many problems, the real situation is very likely to be far worse for them. He says the Japanese army is small and too old with an average age of 35, too many chiefs and not enough Indians he says, that is exactly how you want a pre war army, it's how Prussia bounced back after their defeat by the French and how Germany did so after WW1. If you have a limit on the size of your army, whether that be due to budget or the demands of a victorious nation, it is beneficial to build up an experienced core as that can serve as the nucleus of an expansion of the army if war ever does occur. But it's a moot point because war will not be fought in such huge numbers anyway, particularly not for Japan who is a naval power.
Finally he says the Japanese lack experience as well. So does everybody. Policing operations against goat herders are not experience.
In addition he leaves out a major point to all of this in that as I mentioned, Japan is a naval power. The Chinese navy is the largest in terms of numbers but it's a coastal navy with very few ships that can operated away from the coast and those that can are nothing to write home about, there blue water navy is far weaker than that of Japan(not to mention the US of course). The Chinese are an export economy and also rely heavily on energy imports that pretty much all come in through the Indian ocean while for their weak blue water navy to actually leave Chinese waters and get to that Indian ocean to protect the energy imports that their nation relies on to actually function they have to get past Japan, Taiwain, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and India and as I said, their navy is weaker. If they ever got into a war with Japan, just Japan alone, they can kiss their energy imports and their export based economy good bye.
They are not actually a pacifist nation. The fiction that they are is only skin deep and the world knows this, China knows this. You don't build up such a large ocean going navy or an indigenous defence industry in the first place if you are pacifists, you don't build up force projection assets like aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships if you are pacifists. Remember there are 4 foreign military bases in Djibouti and one of them is Japanese, you do not do this if you are pacifists. The Japanese navy is also quite active in external waters, the Japanese know what they are doing and know who their neighbours are and how they should prepare and they have plans and assets based on that.
Thank you for your reply, Anonymous. I knew a lot of the facts you mentioned piece by piece, but I hadn't put them all together as well as you did here. The video struck me as a very surface-level analysis without much backing in real understanding of geopolitics, particularly that of Japanese force-projection and maritime experience. Not to mention the complete and utter omission that the United States 7th Naval Fleet is based out of Yokosuka... Much worse is that they didn't mention the fact that the United States and Japan are in a long-standing mutual defense treaty where the US has committed to defending Japan from invasion, which in and of itself takes a massive financial burden in defense spending off of the Japanese...
I really, really dislike this guy, but this one, this one is okay.
anyone know that feeling when you're looking at youtube's front page for informative content ; and it's not that it's giving you bad suggestions, but you know everything they're recommending already?
kuso channel for kuso kids>>766
not sure what you mean. could you elaborate?
Based on what?
based on being based of course
Based on what?
>>773> based on being based
*based on being boson
think i linked one of these videos before
Makes sense to me. Food has become really pronounced as the conspicuous consumption choice since rich people dress like slobs these days.
This video is a series of short cartoons that aired on Nickelodeon in the 90s. It wasn't made for Nickelodeon, but I remember it from then. It's pretty great.
People have terrible taste.
That thumbnail makes me want to gouge my eyes out
Never took highschool chemistry?
Hah. Legend of Dragoon speedrun. Almost 11 hours. Good second monitor material.>>843
I remember that show. Really strange and kind of really stupid, but enjoyable enough.
Found a philosophy youtube channel that's interesting to listen to. They cover a lot of modern philosophy and every video from what I can tell is directly reacting to various comments and disagreements people might have. Despite the otherwise inflammatory topics they discuss, they have a very mild-mannered and analytic approach where they refer back to the philosophical underpinnings of said topics instead of directly delving into politics. It's very refreshing to hear things from a philosophical perspective instead of a partisan political one.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnEuIogVV2Mv6Q1a3nHIRsQ
People like to complain about "The Loudness Wars" a lot, but I noticed something. I downloaded a movie recently and I can barely hear the damn thing!! It's like an absurd audio snobbery reaction to the loudness wars to have audio with such "dynamic range" that you have to have your audio level set to 100% to hear the quiet parts, but then quickly set it to like 15% when a loud part happens unless you want to blast out your eardrums. What a stupid thing. I get that quiet parts should be quiet, and loud parts should be loud, but come on! There has to be a better way than forcing the end user to constantly play with their audio settings, like... I dunno... doing this crazy thing called "leveling".
when people complain about loudness wars they're talking about music, not movies. Though if they're theatre enthusiasts then they might not pitty the home TV movie watcher.
>>849>when people complain about loudness wars they're talking about music, not movies.
yeah... well... okay.
don't make me feel like a bully... making it sound disheartened like I've caused you to give up the will to live...
this guy is a major cynic who leans who on his former experience
hate this guy and his videos
Being a professional youtuber as a career means you need to have an annoying persona, it's just how it works. If you start thinking "maybe this title is too misleading" or "I should react honestly instead of being an overblown caricature" I think your profits will suffer.>>953
Hm, I guess it's been a couple months since I praised and linked this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBbnbBWJtwsf0jLGUwX5Q3g
It reminds me of another art style, or something like that, but I can't say exactly which one... Probably some chibi form from an anime or something.
Besides that I agree it's really cute
I've got absolutely no idea how this works after watching the video, but I can visibly see that it works...
nice i've missed people posting his videos
They had something like this in my elementary school when I lived in Sri Lanka. Some kid walked in the way of it and busted his face. Undeveloped countries were so ghetto like that. Think I was involved in the injuries of a few kids.
Hitting kids with a giant metal box swinging around is pretty crazy. That said, even with normal swings and monkey bars where I lived when I was going to elementary school, a few kids would break an arm or leg a year, and then they'd close them off for a few weeks after telling people to be careful and seeing danger line tape strung up in front of them. Kids getting hurt is just part of growing up I guess.
discord-tier social media trash.
Cool. This video reminded me of a arcade machine "ride" I used to love at an arcade near me. It was a small booth with a display in front, and there a few different "rides" you could choose from. I think one was a icy mountain railroad track, and another was a cluttered kid's room riding along a little toy race track. It was really cool.
Some things never change. I learned about religious stuff playing JRPGs in the 90s, too. Although, back in my day we had to READ.
given their body build, that was actually pretty dexterous; hope he didn't get shredded up by the wire.
It's just barbed wire. They were probably fine. Barbed wire is only good for catching clothes. Razor wire is what shreds people up.