The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 6 states:
Right to a fair trial. In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.
This has gone WAY beyond any "reasonable time."
All these months in solitary are a kind of torture. He deserves a trial now.
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Good idea! Use foreigners. They're expendable! (sarcasm)
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This is an attempt to get us to think, "More than doubled? Well, ten percent doesn't sound too bad. Yeah OK, we'll go with 10%!"
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The only real solution is for the US to stop being so cheap and build their own bases on their own land at their own expense. Okinawa is no longer US territory, nor is any part of Japan.
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And there are people who want to open up more reactors in Japan!!!!!
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Seems that there was some misunderstanding about what I wrote. Let me put it more clearly. If you're gay, be gay. Don't try to hide it. Then there is no fear from being outed. Live an open life and nothing can come back to hit you and nobody can use your secrets to control you because you don't have any secrets for anyone to control you with. Be gay if you want to be gay. Be hetero if that's what you're comfortable with. And don't worry what people think of you.
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Number one rule in life, don't do anything that you wouldn't want to be found out. Take 100% responsibility for what you do. Live an open life and nothing can come back to hit you and nobody can use your secrets to control you.
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Gosh, that guy has so many blind spots, it's a wonder he isn't walking into walls all day long.
Perhaps he is!
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It makes sense if you follow the 1, 2, 5 principle. This is used in the U.K., for example:
1p, 2p, 5p,
10p, 20p, 50p,
£1, £2, £5,
£10, £20, £50
You can easily and quickly make amounts between these numbers.
It might make more sense, if it were:
¥1, ¥2, ¥5
¥10, ¥20, ¥50
¥100, ¥200, ¥500
¥1,000, ¥2,000, ¥50,000
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Fred, it's not the whole planet. It's a few, very, very greedy people. The irony is that the greedy ones are never short of a meal.
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There's an alternative, traditionally used in Russia and Japan: harangue the suspect every waking minute of the day and force a "confession" out of him. The US uses similar methods, but uses "advanced interrogation techniques" that are deemed torture when anyone else is using them and "suicide watch," asking the guy if he's OK every five minutes, day and night.
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Poor guy! We need more people like him. We really need an Assange in Japan!
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They have assets?
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Posted in: Increasing the proportion of nuclear energy is the most realistic way to step up efforts against global warming. Ensuring a stable supply of electricity is a challenge for society as a whole. See in context
What utter crap!
And what do you do with the waste? Leave it to the next generation to deal with?
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So easy to cure. Cut out the carbs. No fizzy drinks. No Coke, Pepsi. No bread. No eating between meals. No snacks. No chocolate bars. No crisps. Sugar and fructose are the worse. Avoid foods containing them like the plague. That's MOST industrially produced food.
Plenty of vegetables. Clean meat, fish or vegetable protein such as tofu. The weight will drop off and you'll feel much, much healthier. This works, believe me. Last year I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. In three months, I was no longer diabetic and had lost nearly 20 kilos.
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Reading this article:
It looks like a good choice. Is there more data about this that isn't presented in the article?
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If the Japanese road system is comprehensible, how come I constantly get phone calls from people trying to find our place of business? It's in a large shopping mall, so shouldn't be difficult to find. But with the Banchi/Chome fiasco, they don't have a clue.
How come I spend hours, having got to the general area with Google, Maps.app or Waze only to find a) that the place I'm looking for is nowhere to be found or b) I have to coast the block, looking for the address, a danger to other traffic and pissing the guy behind me off because I'm driving slowly.
Those people who negate this opinion probably don't have to do much driving around. I do and searching for addresses is a right royal pain and a traffic hazard. I wonder how many accidents are caused by people driving around with half an eye on the road looking for the tiny letters "3 Chome" that are obscured by someone's "oshirase" about a missing puppy.
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You've misinterpreted the law. It's illegal to hold a cell phon while driving. It's not illegal to use one for navigation if it is in a suitable mount or stand on the dashboard.
I was holding it. I don't have a mount for it.
Many people stopped at the lights are watching TV in their cars.
How come it's OK to watch TV, but not OK to hold a phone so you can see the map?
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I bet there is a race on to recover this plane! It would be a quite incredible gift if China or Russia got hold of it!
Points up the fact that it's rather crazy to rely on hardware that can be stolen and used against you. You might have a splendid gun, but someone could pick it up while you were asleep and shoot you with it.
There are MUCH better ways of assuring international peace than arms build up.
They wouldn't make money for the arms manufacturers though.
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The whole road system needs a lot of work.
The address system is useless. Nobody, including Japanese people understands the chome/banchi system. If and when this information is displayed, it's in small letters and not visible from a moving car. Sure, cell phones have maps, but it's illegal to use a cell phone in a car - even to look at directions. The solution the rest of the planet uses is to give streets names and post the name of the street on the corner. Occasionally this is done. But it's not consistent. It would help to have a house numbering system too.
There is rarely any indication at a junction where the roads go. Large roads, like expressways have them, but there needs to be a sign above the road on smaller roads indicating which road goes where. There are sometimes arrow signs on the lanes, but these are invisible in crowded traffic.
And why, oh why, are there no roundabouts? There is ONE in Okinawa, in Itoman. It's very smooth, people have no problem using it and it keeps traffic moving. I've never seen an accident there. Accidents are almost exclusively at crossroads with traffic lights. Roundabouts are much safer. Studies have proved this time and time again.
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I see so many young kids totally engrossed in games on cell phones, etc. They are living in a fantasy world and not meeting and interacting with real people. I think the problem is largely caused by computer/cell phone games and TV. Japanese school doesn't help either. All they can do is shut up and listen as the teacher drones on and on. Very different to when I was a kid. Afternoons, evenings were spent playing with friends. Saturday morning we'd clean the house and go shopping and we'd usually go out somewhere on a Sunday.
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Gosh, what a lot of suspicious and gloomy people there are around! All I wanted to say was that I thought that the theft of 10,000 yen being a newsworthy item showed the relative safety of this country. I didn't say that I thought there is NO crime in Japan, but there is considerably less than many other places I've lived in.
I never lock my car and often leave my wallet on the dashboard or passenger seat and in 45 years have NEVER had ANYTHING stolen. I've never been or seen or heard of anyone being mugged. At the everyday level, this is easily the safest place I've lived in.
I wish the same went for life at a higher level. Japanese politics is rife with corruption, but that goes for almost everywhere.
I'm grateful to be able to live in a country where it is safe, I don't have to worry which streets I walk down and who is walking behind me.
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When you this kind of item as news, it shows you what a safe country you are living in. Thanks, Japan!
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The remarks of Ichiro Tsukada, a senior vice minister at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, seen by the public as typical patronage-driven politics, could be a potential setback for the government of Abe.
We can but hope!
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All this says is that someone is trying very, very hard to shut him up. There is something else going on here.
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US control is slip, sliding away.
How about putting aside the guns and bombs, making friends and giving people what they want?
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This guy has really got up someone's nose. He must know some BIG secrets that someone doesn't want found out!
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