darknuts comments

Posted in: More details emerge about anime studio arson attack that killed 33 See in context

"You hear about gun killings overseas, but anyone can get their hands on gasoline and that is pretty frightening," he said. "You can't stop people from buying gasoline, perhaps there's a way to offer help to people who might be tempted to commit crimes."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

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Posted in: U.S. says Navy ship destroyed Iranian drone in Gulf See in context

We had to get em back.

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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

It's good that Japan has the death penalty, it is scientifically proven to dissuade criminals here in the US....

No it's not. Studies show the opposite. Please stop posting misinformation as fact.

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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

23 people. That's more than most mass shootings.

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Posted in: Police looking for man who poked another man in eye with umbrella See in context

Well that's just rude...

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Posted in: Tokyo sees record 18th straight day with little sunshine See in context

This is the best summer ever. That heat is for the birds.

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Posted in: Russia rejects territorial talks with Japan See in context

I hope it didn't play out the way it looks in that picture. Lol.

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Posted in: Saudi Olympic official reportedly hugged female hotel worker in Tokyo See in context

Knowing the Japanese legal system, he will get charged with attempted rape.

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Posted in: Man dies after being hit by float in Gion Festival parade See in context

Of all the ways to go...

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Posted in: China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan See in context

China had its civil war and Beijing won fair and square.

No they did not. They were on the verge of defeat before WW2. They called a truce to fight the Japanese and instead of helping, let the Nationalist wear themselves down. Once the war concluded they moved in and swept the weakened Nationalist aside and ran them off the mainland to Taiwan. The Taiwanese are the true Chinese patriots.

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Posted in: Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional See in context

It's his personal account. He can block whoever he wants. His status as president or the topics he talks about does not change that.

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Posted in: Journalist Ito says she was 'desperate to protect' herself from rape See in context

Don’t blame the victim.

Victims deserve the benefit of the doubt.

No. They don't. This is dangerous thinking. If victims get the benefit of the doubt then it's guilty until proven innocent. Anyone can be accused of a crime. We need to be sensible when pursuing justice and not let our sympathy blind us.

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Posted in: Families file suit in bizarre U.S. mistaken identity case See in context

Greedy, money hungry scavengers.

Nobody was hurt.

but instead of being joyful & thankful at their brother being alive, they saw dollar signs - typical of American society these days

They were lied to. They went through the pain ans suffering of believing a member of thr family died and they had to pay for an unnecessary funeral. Not to mention they accidentally killed someone by taking him off life support went it wasn't thier call to make Your lack of sympathy for either of these families is disturbing to say the least.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine, in custody for assault, also charged with attempted murder of woman See in context

Im assuming he got caught before he got back to camp, correct me if I'm wrong but once in camp the navy deals with him. There have been far too many crimes committed by the military that goes unpunished in Japan

Once again, it is not the military thats keeping them from being punished. It's the Japanese legal system that no longer wants to prosecute because confessions are much harder to get when being interrogated on a base. Per the SOFA agreement, the US MUST hand over an individual indicted for a crime. Even when these individuals get off, they are often tried under the UCMJ and wind up with harsher sentences than they would get in Japan.

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Posted in: Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors See in context

Military already has your fingerprints on file and have probably shared them with the Japanese authorities anyway. So dont think you are special!

Kind of bugs the hell out of a lot of people here that SOFA status folks can come in and out of the country here without having the need for a visa!

The military does not share that information with the Japanese government, nor would they have to. I volunteered this information a number of times in the past and have no problem with it unlike some.

SOFA is similar to a visa in that we need a stamp in the passport and it must be updated every few years so I don't know what you're so butthurt about.

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Posted in: Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors See in context

Actually,fingerprints are taken on entrance and exit from Japan!

I've flown out of Narita five times this year and I've never been fingerprinted leaving. Actually, since I'm SOFA, I don't get fingerprinted coming in either.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S.-Japan security pact has to be changed See in context

Overall, I support Trump but damn he needs to shut up about this. He has no idea how stupid he looks every time he brings this up. This and backing off the Iran deal are the only two things I disagree with him on.

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Posted in: Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please' See in context

Neither. It means Trump doesn't take the "meddling " seriously as he likely knows it's a political ploy.

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Posted in: Clash between liberal, authoritarian values at G20 summit See in context

Liberalism is authoritarianism. I think they mean liberalism vs libertarianism.

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Posted in: Trump renews criticism of Japan-U.S. alliance before G20 summit See in context

The US doesnt need Japan to defend its self and if anyone ever did go to war with the US, Japan would get sucked into it anyway. You think China or North Korea would sit back and watch the US launch attacks from Japan unempeaded?

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Posted in: Kardashian kimono shapewear sparks Japan debate See in context

She should change the name but I don't think she should be forced to. Free speech and all that...

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Posted in: Trump, Democrats blame each other for migrant deaths See in context

But maybe escaping the place they live is a responsible choice. What do you know of their circumstances to judge them?

The responsible choice is to work enact reforms in thier own countries to build a better life for thier children instead of taking them on a dangerous trip that will end in their indefinite detention.

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Posted in: Trump spoke privately about ending Japan defense treaty, Bloomberg reports See in context

Recently, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, a drunken Marine soldier stole a car off-base, smashed it into the parking lot of a townhouse. But the police didn't arrest him for theft, drunken driving and damage to the property and send him to the prosecutor for further interrogation because they were obstructed to do so by the security treaty and the accompanying agreement, the so-called SOFA.

Bollocks! There is nothing in the SOFA agreement that would prevent a service member from being arrested for a crime committed in Japan. What most likely happened, if anything, is that the base security got thier hands on him first and detained him. In which case, they do not have to hand him over until his indicted. The police have full access to question him at the base. They choose not to do that and just drop the charges because they dont want to do actual work to gather evidence and convict him. They rather just brow beat him for hours on end until his confessess. Despite being let go, he will most likely face a court martial and do prison time in the US for his actions. Justice served.

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Posted in: Trump spoke privately about ending Japan defense treaty, Bloomberg reports See in context

Indeed, US military bases are known to be extremely polluted, with some really nasty stuff..

No. They're not. I willing to bet you've never set foot on a US base.

The US leaving would allow Japan to have better relations with her neighbors...

Yes, like having the Sekaku islands stolen from them along with the rest of Okinawa and having her personal space invaded by China without consent.

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Posted in: Trump on rape accuser: 'She's not my type' See in context

And the people here just lap it up like Kool-Aid. No question as to why she entered a dressing room with a stranger to begin with or why she waited until now to come forward when numerous people had come forward in the last election cycle with no repercussions. If this board is any indication of our voting public, this country truly is lost.

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Posted in: Okinawa marks 74th anniversary of World War II battle See in context

sensei258, actually it was over 200,000 civilians killed in the battle. The vast majority of them were killed by the Americans during the "Steel Typhoon." The Americans shot anything that moved and were known to blow up caves full of civilians. The Americans should of bypassed Okinawa like Taiwan. Neutralize the airfields and ports and head directly toward the "home islands."

This is what happens when civilians are used as human shields. The US needed the air bases on Okinawa to attack the mainland. It was necessary.

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Posted in: Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep See in context

imagine that! First he stops the strike on Iran, and now stops deporting Illegals. Trump is a real hoot these days. He is all talk, no action.

I'm actually suprised how many people on this board support deportation and war with Iran as evident by the likes the comment got. Or is it only because Trump made these moves that people are bashing them?

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Posted in: Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start Monday, but he wants to make a deal See in context

Trump stopped the Attack on Iran. Trump stopped the roundup / deportation of Illegal Immigrants, and now he is going to stop the imposing of Sanctions on Iran. This man is something else! All talk, no action. Remember when he said Hillary would be locked up? Well, he backed off on that as well.

You would be saying the opposite if he had done those things. He just can't win with some people.

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Posted in: Foreign hibakusha speaking out as museum dedicates section to them See in context

This will be a great addition, I'm sure. One of these days I'm gonna have to head out and see the museum.

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Posted in: Protesters demand full withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill See in context

Thumbs up to the protesters, but in the end the Communist Chinese gvt will win.

Sadly, this true. The world would not bat an eye if the CCP were to force this through.

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