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He could have simply fallen asleep.

> There's your medical condition! He was tired!

Undiagnosed narcolepsy is a medical condition. Some people never know they have it until it hits hard.

I know someone who has it and didn't know until he hit the guard railing on the hwy and flipped his car. He was unharmed.

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My friend (American) and his wife (Japanese) adopted their Japanese son only a year ago and they had to go through hell to adopt that kid. They both own a house in Tokyo; his wife works at a pretty well known company and he is also a professor at a university in Tokyo. That being said, if they had to go through hell to adopt, I wonder what a couple on a standard middle/lower class income can do? If the author is reading this I'd really like to hear your thoughts.

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He seems to have lost some weight in that photo. Is this the Number 3 stand-in?

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I'm laughing about this... an old co-worker of mine got his lifetime membership to all US national parks.   He used to be a hippy back in the 60s, but turned staunch conservative, and voted for Trump.    He's pretty ticked about this though.... people get what they ask for

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The politics and ideology of Le Pen will prevent her from presenting the majority of the French people.

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Citizen. To my knowledge Japan has never consciously dumped nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean. Water from Fukushima has leaked out, and Teppo would dearly like to release more.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/04/japan.nuclear.reactors/

http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/te_1105_prn.pdf

page 38

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trait would matter where the base is built a certain group would still claim sacred land , endangered coral sea creatures, birds etc etc. Fact is the new location while not perfect is far better than its current location. Japanese all over Japan have had to relocate to different areas du to new highways, trains rezoning etc Short of a civil war the base will be built, if Okinawans dont like it then they can move to a prefecture that doesnt have US bases. Onaga new lawsuit will fail again "act of violence" when all legal avenues are exhausted what will he do then , instigate violence to stop the contruction!?

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bones Apr. 24  12:23 pm JST

How long has that abduction issue been unresolved and what makes Abe so sure he can resolve it now?

It's been going on for ages and Abe knows he can't resolve it. I suspect he also secretly acknowledges that those abductees who haven't come back are in fact dead just like the North Koreans say they are. But pretending otherwise and talking tough on the matter seems to go down a treat with the guillble old folks that the LDP needs to keep conning into voting for them.

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Rather outdated hardware sold for twice the price because made for corporation probably with ties with the govt..nothing to see here, there is indeed more innovation in KickStarter than in the whole Japan recently for electronics....

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I think there are parallels to the current SJWs

I get a sense of rightist virtue signaling when I hear boring names like SJW created by idiots on very dull rightist sites. This virtue signaling gets comical when the trash right set themselves up as the virtuous guardians of truth and free speech.

Bear in mind these virtue signallers defend the rancid, dishonest trash coming out of trash like Trump the birther. These virtue signallers can be quite hypocritical.

I know I've been a bit heavy on the use of the term 'virtue signaling', I'm just seeing if I can write a post in the authentic style of a rightist virtue signaller.

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More of the same zichi. like a broken record. You refuse to do the right thing.

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@clamenza

Zichi - Le Pen has not and is not a Holocaust denier. She has laid blame on French complicity at the hands of Vichy France rather than the country as a whole.

Earlier this month, Le Pen denied that France was responsible for rounding up more than 13,000 Jews at a Paris cycle track to be sent to Nazi death camps during the Holocaust. 

so now you've gone from she's a Holocaust denier to denying blame on Vichy France. Whats next?

laying blame

zichi - rather than admit to your very scurrilous and erroneous charge of Le Pen being a Holocaust denier, you predictably flood the thread with a newspaper story as if that is enough to excuse your wicked character assassination on the woman. Sad.

Deniers are always the trojans of mistruth but deniers of deniers are just a mockery of common sense and history.

So, no. In other words your VERY irresponsible charge will go by with no apology or any hint of personal reflection.Oh well, at least no racial slurs have been levelled at me tonight. (course, its still early)

Not sure how a person attacking another person but both of the same color and race could ever be racist?

I don't need to apology to you or Le Pen even though you don't support free speech.

some people should hit the old library and work on their comprehension on the meanings of "defamation of character" and "spreading false information".

Well the information on all aspects of Marine Le Pen, her father and French history are more than well documented and available to anyone on the internet. Try a Google. Just more manipulation of what didn't actually happen nor what was said.

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@thepersomiamnow - Do you have a single shred of evidence to suggest this was mass murder?

Do you have any evidence to prove to the contrary? He was diagnosed with depression and had spoken to his family about suicide. I'd consider those points more evidence towards a mass-murder suicide than him speeding to catch up time. Although he was only young, he was experienced driving that siecific line and knew very well what speed he should be taking that specific corner. The verdict of an accident and his seniors who pressured him into making up time and we're exonerated are just a convenient way of avoiding the truth. I'm gonna guess you were not living in Japan st the time. Most people believed it was a suicide, but the government and JR were very quick to conceal it.

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I would encourage a few posters here to read a book I've just finished recently; "Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland". Its a chilling true story of a seemingly ordinary group of men with families who found themselves given a horrible task; shooting thousands of Polish Jews in the German occupation. It shows how group think, a misguided sense of duty, and the desire to go along with convention can make ordinary people do the most heinous things.

I think there are parallels to the current SJWs who throw all free speech and open dialogue right out the door with increasing violence. But a word to the wise, it will make some a little more hesitant to say words like "Nazi" and "fascist" when faced with the real deal.

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your wicked character assassination on the woman.

To steal from a great quip - it isn't really possible to assassinate Le Pen's character - it committed suicide a long time ago.

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some people should hit the old library and work on their comprehension on the meanings of "defamation of character" and "spreading false information".

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wtfjapan- So what you are saying is that it is perfectly acceptable for you to seize whatever land you want from the Okinawans, even if its their personnel private property or something they consider sacred.

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some people should really work on their comprehension rather than twisting and lying about what is written by others and suggest an afternoon in a library brushing up on their understanding of the history involved as told by both former President Jacques Chirac and current leader Francois Hollande, greater men than those who continue to deny the truth.

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God bless you ladies.

Could begin to image the moment.

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So, no. In other words your VERY irresponsible charge will go by with no apology or any hint of personal reflection.

Oh well, at least no racial slurs have been levelled at me tonight. (course, its still early)

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Deniers are always the trojans of mistruth but deniers of deniers are just a mockery of common sense and history.

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zichi - rather than admit to your very scurrilous and erroneous charge of Le Pen being a Holocaust denier, you predictably flood the thread with a newspaper story as if that is enough to excuse your wicked character assassination on the woman.

Sad.

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So when, over twenty years ago, Chirac admitted publicly that France was at fault, was he somehow mistaken? Or has Mme Le Pen managed to dig up some new facts that were unavailable in 1995?

It's to be one or the other. The idea that the Front haven't changed since the dark days of Jean-Marie is ridiculous, obviously....

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Actually, it was very much France that carried out the stadium roundups — specifically, some 4,500 French police, deployed in pairs, fanning out through the City of Light beginning at dawn on July 16, 1942, and acting on the direct orders of French officials. In all, 13,152 Jews were picked up over five days: 5,919 women, 4,115 children and 3,118 men; nearly all of them were then deported and murdered. More Jews might have perished had some not been tipped off or hidden by a small number of police, neighbors and friends. That is part of the story, too, but hardly absolution for all France.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marine-le-pens-loathsome-rewriting-of-holocaust-history/2017/04/14/ac6c602a-2080-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html?utm_term=.de3f9da23877

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NEW BASE. Let's not mince words.  yes its a bew base to replace Futenma which the land will be returned to the local governement. Okinawans make it sound like more land is being stolen from them when the fact remains more land will be returned than what the new base covers. When the new base is complete it will inconvenience far less people than the Futenma base. Okinawans just have to live with tha fact that the new base will be built and no amount of disruption either legal or vocal will change this.

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its not sad, its annoying, do it at home

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Love this area! Makes me want to get in the jalopy and drive there right now.

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so now you've gone from she's a Holocaust denier to denying blame on Vichy France. Whats next?

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Despicable POS. The kids lose their Mom and Dad but Dad is a killer and needs to see some real prison time.

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