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Posted in: Bin Laden's sons say U.S. broke international law by killing their father See in context

Yes, so unfair that a model law abiding citizen like Bin Laden is killed! His sons can't even deny that their father admitted on camera to 911, so it's not like they can dispute that he's a mass murderer. Hitler would be proud - who by the way is totally innocent since he was never put to trial.

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy finds hand grenade in Fukuoka rice field See in context

Yup, there is a special rule that hand grenades may only be used near Yakuza headquarters. The gansters take that rule very seriously!

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Posted in: 16-year-old youth arrested for abandoning 2-day-old daughter See in context

You're all assuming that the mother is 16 based on the police's reported assumption that the mother goes to the same high school as the father. That's a lot of assumptions. She could be 15, 17, 14, 18, whatever and still have gone to the same high school as him. She could also be 33 and not go to high school as him.

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Posted in: Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox tool See in context

Mozilla is simply asking for a court order and for the government to actually state that the tool is illegal. No company should take orders from the government against legal activity. It's quite a simple request.

It's no different than the cops asking your ISP for your home address without a warrant. It would be a crime for your ISP to comply. This is why they make a polite request for a warrant and statement that something is in fact illegal. Common sense.

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Posted in: Apple upgrades iMacs with quad-core processors See in context

The sad thing is Macs have less CPU power than PCs yet run ten times better and reliably. I own both for the record and it's not even close.

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Posted in: Bin Laden's death provides fodder for U.S. TV late-night hosts See in context

72 vegans, that would be great.

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Posted in: BIN LADEN BURIED AT SEA AFTER BEING KILLED IN FIREFIGHT WITH U.S. FORCES See in context

Yes, because before now Al Qaeda was complacent and not bent on revenge.

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Posted in: Celebrations See in context

The major religions all celebrate the death of tyrants in their religious texts. As they collectively make up the majority of the human population, smithinjapan is calling the entire world crazy and in need of psychological evaluation.

People cheered the death of Hitler, and I guess they must all be 'crazy'. How is mental health of any relevance here?

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Posted in: Farmers protest in front of TEPCO's Tokyo headquarters See in context

Sure smith I'm all for that, and what does that have to do with protesting the government for approving the construction decades ago? That's what the person I was replying to wanted instead.

Protest the people who are actually guilty here. Go to their graves if you have to. Just stop looking for convenient scapegoats out of ignorance.

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Posted in: Farmers protest in front of TEPCO's Tokyo headquarters See in context

The nuclear plant wasn't built yesterday. You'd have to protest a government that no longer exists.

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Posted in: 'Hikikomori' disorder could complicate Japan quake recovery See in context

Darwin would like to say hi. If someone refuses to wear a seatbelt when they drive and die as a result, that's their own fault. This is no different except taken to a further extreme.

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Posted in: Trial of Lindsay Ann Hawker murder suspect Ichihashi to start July 4 See in context

Um, the only remorse he has ever shown is that he had no choice but to kill her. That's basically what he's said over and over. He doesn't think it's murder - he was just choking her until she stopped making any noise. Gee whiz.

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Posted in: Gov't expected to announce no-entry zone around nuclear plant See in context

Yeah, it's almost like those animals were killed en masse, by some kind of disasterous event. Anything come to mind?

There are also a ton of fake stories going around. There's no such thing as finding 600,000 dead birds. Gimme a break and use some common sense.

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Posted in: 'Freakonomics' documentary looks at sumo match-fixing scandal See in context

I won't be seeing this movie or reading the book from which it was spawned.

So? Do you have something to contribute?

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Posted in: 'Freakonomics' documentary looks at sumo match-fixing scandal See in context

Captain Obvious approves of this book.

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Posted in: The government is considering the introduction of a new tax to finance the huge costs of reconstruction in the Tohoku region following last month's earthquake and tsunami. What are your thoughts on su See in context

It was gonna happen anyways sooner or later, now they have a great excuse! So we really can't complain since it was inevitable, nor can we say it's a good thing because it just means they will spend more until they need to raise it again.

As usual, the problem isn't the tax level but that we are addicted to spending every penny we tax plus more.

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Posted in: Gov't expected to announce no-entry zone around nuclear plant See in context

Good luck throwing grandma out of her house and letting her rot.

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Posted in: Trial of Lindsay Ann Hawker murder suspect Ichihashi to start July 4 See in context

He was quoted as saying that he crushed her windpipe while trying to prevent her from crying out.

Well, even if everything he claims is true, that's actually still murder. It just wouldn't be first degree in some countries, but I doubt it matters in Japan.

This is typical murderer thinking - I wouldn't have killed her if she didn't resist, so it wasn't murder by definition.

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Posted in: Chiba man shoots and kills company president, turns gun on himself See in context

They're reporting the facts. You're confusing the justice system and the prosecution of an individual with facts. He's dead, so there is no trial.

By your logic, we need a trial to determine what year the Constitution was written and when the summer carnival is being held.

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Posted in: What is hell? Book stirs debate about afterlife See in context

'There’s no broad agreement within Christianity about what happens to people after they die.' Exactly, so I'm frankly surprised anyone would criticize this author while having remained silent so long about everyone else's ideas.

The modern concept of hell simply did not exist in Christ's time. It's a human invention, and a fairly vain one for which some people ironically will go to hell for believing in.

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Posted in: Historians question White House presidential bios See in context

'George W Bush’s entry, for example, makes no reference to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster many thought his administration handled poorly, or the economic collapse of 2008, but it does find room for the names of his dogs.'

This is biographical information. Please author, before you write any more words, learn the meaning of them. I mean as much as I hate Bush, I see nothing wrong with the biographical entry on him. Please, put down the pen.

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Posted in: Chinese man appeals death sentence for 116 rapes See in context

People murder dozens for decades and aren't apprehended either. What's the surprise. The police can't catch everyone anywhere, especially in developing countries like China.

Logic fail to the people who think police would actually want to inflate the number of crimes he got away with for so long. lol

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Posted in: Gov't under fire for disaster response; TEPCO chief heckled in Diet See in context

“You should be bowing your head in apology. You clearly have no leadership at all,” Masashi Waki, a lawmaker from the opposition Liberal Democratic Party..

Shouldn't they be telling that to everyone in the Diet? I mean really, the pot calling the kettle black here

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Posted in: Jenny Periman sparkles in NHK's 'Eigo de Asobo' See in context

To be fair, this was some of the earlier episodes Jenny's been on. She's toned it down since then.

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Posted in: Jenny Periman sparkles in NHK's 'Eigo de Asobo' See in context

I feel some of the episodes are badly designed and scary or stressful to children. It is seriously one of only two Japanese kids shows I don't allow my child to watch, the other one being a program where they use nothing but slangs.

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Posted in: Jenny Periman sparkles in NHK's 'Eigo de Asobo' See in context

Maybe I was just unlucky, but this was the episode I first saw her in:

Jenny: What's in the box? What do you have? What is that?..

..in rapid succession. So stressful and high tension.

Please, slow down.

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Posted in: Woman, among 31 detainees released from police custody following tsunami, rearrested See in context

People don't understand the Japanese judicial process here. There's no decision to be made. They didn't have the manpower to investigate, meaning they legally could not hold them anyways. You get 30 days to build your case (you have to go to a judge twice to get 10 day extensions), and then you either must indict or you let them go. I doubt they had the manpower to even obtain the extension, let alone continue interrogating 30 people for 30 days. Do the math.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for growing hemp in Tokyo park See in context

Yeah, people can get hysterical when attacking or defending pot and there's plenty of irony to go around. In any case the current laws are just impractical. If they really want to stop pot, they need to develop electronic sniffing chips asap or have pot dogs patrolling the street. Those dogs would just need lots of rest and an occasional big mac between jobs.

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Posted in: Japan says dumping radioactive water in ocean doesn't violate law See in context

I'm all for dumping it in an emergency, but what they're actually saying here is everybody can start doing it all the time just fine. Seriously.

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