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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

@do the hustle

Correct me me if I am wrong. This is not an accident. It is the result of carelessness, irresponsibility and negligence.

@AgenX

Meaning of the word accident:

*"an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury."*

So, as I see it , we have, "an unfortunate accident that happened unexpectedly, and unintentionally, as a result of alleged carelessness, irresponsibility and negligence, which caused a small child to suffer fatal head injuries."

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Posted in: U.S. Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban See in context

While I agree that the umpire needed to be sanctioned for the action he took, I believe a one tournament suspension would have been sufficient punishment.

After all, he only uttered one, five-word, phrase which was actually quite ambiguous in its meaning.

Also, Kyrgios, being Kyrgios, would not have paid any attention to what an umpire said to him and, even if he had, there is no suggestion that he accepted the umpire’s offer of ‘help’ (whatever that may have meant).

So, in my view the nature of the punishment was fair, its severity may have been a little harsh.

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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

AgentXToday  09:07 am JST

I'd hate to be in a position to have to decide these heart-rending cases.

I'll bet the guy initially flagged it had no qualms in simply 'following the book'.

How do you expect the Police to be consistent in doing their job without 'the book'

We all know they type.

You may, but I certainly don't so, please don't include me in your "We all"

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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

that personToday  08:37 am JST

@concerned citizen

How sad. It seems an unfortunate accident with no evil intent and now she might be jailed depriving her of her other child and him of her. I'm not sure about this.

The point is she should have put a helmet on her 16month old baby!

Like many japanese parents out there! What are they thinking!? I wish to see more helmets on children babies and infants here

Both good points.

Perhaps wearing helmets should be made compulsory for all motorised vehicle operators and passengers.

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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

oyatoiToday  08:28 am JST

In the finest tradition of Japanese exemplary justice, she will receive a suspended sentence.

I hope this is the worst case outcome.

Whether that results in any change in people’s umbrella handling repertoire is open to doubt, however.

Agreed. Some people just never learn.

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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

GorramcowboyToday  07:49 am JST

Douchie sarcastic replies aside, they should require training and separate categorization from a regular single riding bicycle.

Once again, I agree completely.

A training program, showing someone how to properly handle a 'motorised vehicle', that can have a cumulative weight in excess of 100kg, on shared footpaths, can only have positive safety benefits for their operators, and pedestrians.

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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

GorramcowboyToday  06:44 am JST

These "bicycles" ought to require licenses and training in order to ride them. They're treated like motor vehicles (hell, they even have electric motors many of them) with the amount of things the mothers pack on to them and the space they take up on sidewalks. Speaking of, get them off the sidewalks.

Maybe set an example for all mothers out there to ride more safely and and consider those riding with you and those around you more.

I agree with you entirely. All of the points you have raised have been talked about before.

Terrible news all around.

Absolutely right.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

SilvafanSep. 17  08:32 pm JST

@Gremlin.Gaijin

Have you ever heard the expression "false equivalence"?

'Someone' may well say that, but I didn't.

Because you can't say it.

No, because I wouldn’t say something as transparently obvious as that.

Just as I would not label a person as racist because they don’t have any Asian, Indian, African, Chinese, Japanese etc., etc., friends.

Having a Chinese wife doesn't mean that a person can't be a racist or act in a racist.

Quite true, and I didn’t write that. I merely pointed out a fact to you.

The same can be said for people who claim to not be racist or act in a racist way because they have a black friend.

True again; but, why do you place so much emphasis, and importance, on whether or not someone has a black friend? Do you not recognize people of other colors?

I wonder, would you be prepared to slither out from behind your curtain of anonymity and level your accusation at Rupert Murdoch in person?

Of course, I would. I have done it before to others.

Somehow, I really can’t see that.

Would you do the same to me in Japan? I would like to see that!

Would I do what to you? Please be specific.

I asked you to provide facts to substantiate your accusation that Rupert Murdoch is a racist.

You have failed to do so.

Considering all of his newspapers in Europe, Australia, and the US have been accused of racism,

Accusations, but no proof.

he is the leader who supports it,

What proof do you have that he supports it?

and he has made racist comments himself.

Real evidence please.

Yes, he is a racist.

No proof.

Marrying a much younger woman who is known for being a gold-digger before meeting Murdoch

And your authority for this irrelevant gem is ?

doesn't erase all of his racist behavior against others.

Which others? Please be specific.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

SilvafanToday  12:24 am JST

You must know that Murdoch had a Chinese wife for 14 years. So, based on what facts do you label him a racist?..

That is the equivalent of someone saying I can't be racist because I have a black friend.

Have you ever heard the expression "false equivalence"?

'Someone' may well say that, but I didn't.

I asked you to provide facts to substantiate your accusation that Rupert Murdoch is a racist.

You have failed to do so.

I wonder, would you be prepared to slither out from behind your curtain of anonymity and level your accusation at Rupert Murdoch in person?

Slave owners use to have children with their slaves. Were they still racist? Yes, without a doubt!

So, you are saying that all slave owners are automatically racists, is that right?

If so, then what do you call someone who hold people of their own race as slaves?

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Posted in: Trump's Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story See in context

SimondBSep. 15  11:07 am JST

Why is he denying it?

Conditioned reflex. After all, he is a conservative.

 I would of thought that forcing yourself on a woman would be a big positive in (grab them by the pussy)Trumps republicans eyes. 

And you would be absolutely correct.

All he needs to do now is admit he lies on a frequent basis and he is a shoo in.

Let's give him time, maybe he'll get around to it.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

lincolnmanToday  03:29 pm JST

Here’s what the Kavnaugh/Trump supporters here fail to grasp. No one here is suggesting that Kavanugh be arrested, indicted, and brought to trial on this allegation, at least I’m not. This is not a criminal matter, unless the victim files a formal criminal complaint, which she has not done.. 

This is an allegation of sexual assault that is being reviewed and assessed as part of his confirmation process to the Supreme Court. It’s a valid line of inquiry, as it goes to his judgment and respect for women. You may believe him that the allegation is untrue, similar to Trump’s claim that the 20 women who have made allegations against him of sexual harassment and assault are untruthful. 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/nov/30/donald-trump-sexual-misconduct-allegations-full-list

Unless other supporting evidence is uncovered, it will likely boil down to a “he said, she said” situation – then, it’s who do you believe has more credibility.

But as someone who will likely decide on Roe vs Wade, this allegation of improper conduct toward a woman should be taken seriously and given the appropriate review, no matter how long it takes.

Once again, excellent analysis lincolnman - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

LagunaToday  03:44 pm JST

Trump will never learn that you sleep in the bed you made - he never has, simply skipping town to other financers - but some things in Washington can't be evaded. For example, kavanaugh must pass a Judicial Committee review to proceed to a full vote; the council numbers 11 GOP to 10 Dem. And one member is Jeff Flake (R, former McCain state), who is retiring, and that there is no love lost between the two is an understatement.

And he is saying, "Whoa!" Which is exactly against the GOP plans. Kavanaugh might never even make it out of committee. This is because Trump is a jerk who makes enemies freely and why the general GOP will be turning against him soon - his stupidity is counterproductive to their cause.

Excellent points Laguna - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Pukey2Today  10:11 am JST

burning bush:

I think 90% of the boys in my high school were guilty of something similar

90% of the boys in your school tried to rape a girl? Jesus, I'm sure glad I didn't go to your school. That is sick.

kurispu:

When I was a young teenager,groping and being groped was part of growing up.

I'd say this was more than groping.

What is it with Trump's swamp creatures. Paedophiles, molesters, philanderers, racists, misogynists, liars.

Yeah Pukey, that list is a good start to describing some of them, but by no means is it exhaustive - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

CORRECTION to an earlier post:

Chip StarToday  02:08 pm JST

Why is everyone wasting their breath? Conservatives have shown they'll go so far as to change the rules to steal SCOTUS seats and confirm candidates. They flyer two seats Prepare for the fallout when Democrats are back.

Repugnant conservatives have no concern for the institutions that underpin our democratic republic.

I agree with you, but would add that the repugnant conservatives have ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT for those institutions - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

PTownsendToday  10:49 am JST

@bas4 Dems, take it all in, it's going to happen.

Unfortunately I agree.

And after this latest political debacle the world has clear evidence that the Trump administration and his enablers in the Republican Party are the most unethical, im- (maybe a-) moral politicians the US has seen in modern times. Even worse than Nixon and Reagan.

Yes indeed PT - +1

But this shouldn't come as much of a surprise - the Dear Leader has insisted, ad nauseam, that he does everything better than anyone else.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Chip StarToday  01:46 pm JST

I think 90% of the boys in my high school were guilty of something similar

This is relevant how? It does nothing but demonstrate the environment in which you were raised.

By these allegations, most high school boys should be on death row in that case. 

Where did you two go to high school?! Apparently, conservative high schools are full of sexual predators.

Well said Chip - +1

BTW I think your vote + button may be frozen.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

lincolnmanToday  01:42 pm JST

Nice work lincolnman, but I doubt that you'll get a straight answer in response to your final question - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Chip StarToday  02:08 pm JST

Why is everyone wasting their breath? Conservatives have shown they'll go so far as to change the rules to steal SCOTUS seats and confirm candidates. They flyer two seats Prepare for the fallout when Democrats are back.

Repugnant conservatives have no concern for the institutions that underpin our democratic republic.

I agree with you, but would add that the repugnant conservatives have RESPECT for those institutions - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Ike-in-Tokyo-from-89Today  02:24 pm JST

Any man - even at age 17 - who doesn't understand the difference between seduction (fun!) and attempted rape (criminal!) needs to do some serious rethinking. 

“Attempted rape”? Before you all drag Kavanaugh out of his cell and lynch him, you’d best give him due process.

Getting ahead of yourself Ike.

We need to get him into a cell first.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Concerned CitizenToday  12:18 pm JST

Gremlin.Gaijin:

Agreed, but why are you posting your comments against Maria’s instead of those made by all of the commenters attacking the woman making these accusations?

I agree that accusations of her being a liar are also wrong. 

Thank you.

Now, how about addressing the question I asked.

Most of this discussion is therefore pointless.

I don’t believe that A lot of people on this thread would agree with you.

Let the courts decide.

Well, let’s hope it will get that far.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

stormcrowToday  11:49 am JST

Due to the shame that sexual assault victims feel and the fact that we're talking about a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, then there should be a delay to investigate this matter further.

The people should have faith in who their Supreme Court justices are. 

Haste makes waste, especially in a potential sexual assault case involving such a highly respected position for the Supreme Court.

We waited for over a year before, so what's a few weeks compared to that?

Good point stormcrow - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

bass4funkToday  12:16 pm JST

I for one am uncomfortable with a president nominating a SCOTUS justice who might well rule on issues regarding the president. 

Why?

Instead of asking us why we feel so uncomfortable about this situation, how about you giving us some assurances that will make us feel less uncomfortable, how about it?

Let's make a new rule: no president under an investigation which may involve a Supreme Court ruling shall be eligible to nominate a justice.

You will change the rule?

Given half a chance, you betcha!

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Haaa NemuiToday  11:16 am JST

I wonder how many of those in support of Kavanaugh have daughters or granddaughters which they would not support if an accusation like was to come from them.

That must be rhetorical question, surely.

If not, go back through the posts here and count them - you won’t even need a pencil and paper.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Pukey2Today  11:27 am JST

matt hartwell:

I would tell my daughters and grand daughters to go to the police ASAP, not wait 30 plus years.

I'm guessing you were never molested or raped. So you know what goes on in a victim's head? Don't tell me, you're a psychiatrist.

You would tell your daughters and grand-duaghters to go to the police ASAP? And what if they didn't tell you until 30 years later? Rape victims don't like to brag that they're victims.

Well put Pukey2 - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Haaa NemuiToday  11:26 am JST

I would tell my daughters and grand daughters to go to the police ASAP, not wait 30 plus years. 

Its telling that a 60 plus women signed a letter vouching for Kavanaugh's integrity.

There could be many reasons she didn't do it at the time. I'm not saying he did or didn't do it but the accusation needs to be taken seriously regardless of when it happened. That you wouldn't support your daughter even after 30 years is even more telling.

My thoughts exactly - +1

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Matt HartwellToday  11:21 am JST

I wonder how many of those in support of Kavanaugh have daughters or granddaughters which they would not support if an accusation like was to come from them.

I would tell my daughters and grand daughters to go to the police ASAP, not wait 30 plus years. 

But if they were too scared, or scarred by the experience, to tell you...?

Its telling that a 60 plus women signed a letter vouching for Kavanaugh's integrity.

Yes, it is...

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

lincolnmanToday  11:04 am JST

No, it's also the constitutional right of the GOP to hold hearings on the candidate of their choosing. Garland wasn't a candidate the GOP felt was conservative to be put on the bench given a few alarms they found on his voting record which doesn't align with traditional conservative values and that's why he was passed up, also Biden and Reid said, they don't have to hold any hearings on Bush nominees, so if the Dems can have that standard, so can the conservatives.

Wrong - he wasn't given a vote - if they felt he wasn't suitable, the they should have voted - if a majority had agreed, then he wouldn't have been confirmed. McConnell subverted the Constitution by not even allowing vote - and even Trump supporter Alan Derschowitz has called it shameful and a travesty...

That is exactly what the left are doing and all their endeavors and efforts won't help them to derail this candidate.

Merrick Garland...

 How would you know that? Wait, are you prematurely accusing this man without knowing the facts? if you go by that and as I have said before, most men his age would be in prison, there would be an overcrowding of prisons throughout the country.

See previous post, criminal vs non-criminal. I'm not saying he should be indicted, I just said he's a pervert who scouts high school girls...

But with the info Feinstein sat on since May, she couldn't have brought it to the attention of the of the committee back then knowing what she knew? If she were so concerned, she would have brought it to the committees attention and would have grilled him and justifiably so during the hearings, but she waits until after the hearings. This is a bunch of crock of.... you know what.....

Victims have rights, especially women victims...

Until now and right up until the voting process begins? Yeah, sure...

?????

Yes, and like the Access Hollywood Tape, Stormy Daniels, Playboy Bunnies, Rob Porter, Roy Moore, and now this, communicates to women everywhere what the Republican Party really thinks of them...

Oh, dear lord.

Ducked that one too I see. But you may have latched on to something.  I imagine there are more than a few evangelicals who have a problem with the way the Republican Party disrespects women.

Good job lincolnman - +1

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@bass4funk

My question:

So, you think only weight of numbers equals credibility?

Your reply:

I never said that.

As you can see, I never wrote that you said anything - I asked you a simple question.

To make it easy for you, I will accept a simple YES or NO in answer to my question.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Haaa NemuiToday  09:55 am JST

These people go way back to 1983 where he is still a kid, remember...a kid, a child and pushed himself on a woman

He's 53 and she's 51. How is it he was a child and she a woman?

Excellent question - +1

Don’t hold your breath for an answer though.

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Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Concerned CitizenToday  10:19 am JST

Maria:

No. He was a seventeen-year-old, who forced himself onto a fifteen-year-old child and molested her.

I hope you don't mind me saying so, but accusations of sexual assault are very serious.

Agreed - +1

We must presume him innocent until proven guilty.

Agreed, but why are you posting your comments against Maria’s instead of those made by all of the commenters attacking the woman making these accusations?

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