What is the purpose of this law? Softbank isn't re-selling the old phones, and then taking the old phones and dumping them in Tokyo Bay. It is simply allowing people to take a phone they'll never use ever again, as a partial payment for a brand new phone. In the United States, this type of practice is not only legal, but it is encouraged. It's the green thing to do! The old phones are then used in several ways: for example, some companies send used phones to countries like the Philippines - a country that is known for using these phones either as refurbished units, or as parts to fix existing phones. It sounds to me like an anti-Apple bureaucrat dug through the old law books and came up with this in order to slow down operations.
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Here's the joke of it all: U.S. foreign policy under Obama is all about academics. He has these professors from liberal schools like Berkley and Harvard, and all of them are telling Obama that hundreds to thousands of years of fighting amongst any two groups can be solved just simply by talking about it. This is what they try to teach you in grade school, anytime you got in a fight with another kid during recess - talk about it because it isn't nice to be Mr. Meanie. Japan and China have had problems for centuries... Japan have had problems with Korea for centuries. Palestinians have had problems with the Jewish for centuries... And, even in his very backyard, progressives can work things out with conservatives. It has been known throughout history that there is no such thing as world peace. Obama's idea of negotiations is to give in to the opponent. He wants the Jews to give in to the arabs. Conservatives to give in to the progressives. And, by God, he'll more likely want Japan to give the islands up to China because, gosh darn, China already owns the United States. And he wouldn't want Japan to tick off the very people who own the 16-trillion dollar debt. There is no dealing with your enemy. Not at all. There is that "stand in the corner" tactic that to this day is what keeps South and North Korea apart. The U.S. and the U.N. has absolutely nothing to contribute to this on-going problem. My solution: Just let China get it out of their system. There's no way they're going to invade Japan. Really, it isn't worth the consequences. Let the Chinese destroy their own cars, restaurants, and homes - they own it all anyway!
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The United States won't be of any help. Obama is anti-colonialism. Any issue regarding colonialism - he's against. he's with Argentina regarding the Falkland Islands. He agrees with the Hawaiians that the U.S. illegally obtained Hawaii. And, he believes the United States itself is built on colonialism, which is why he wants to destroy it. Anything regarding China - he's pro-Mao, so he'll definitely side with the Chinese on this issue.
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This is a total joke. Study the people in this crowd. 95-percent of them are under the age of 40. They're just out there looking for a free lunch, just like any other good socialist-run government would offer. They're probably angry because they couldn't find the bathroom, or there was a shortage of noodles.
In any case, none of these people will be affected whether they have the island or not. The island is basically a symbol of WWII. Their parents and their grandparents told them only one side of the issue, and probably told them never to forgive the infidels. These people don't even know why they're angry! They're just brought up this way. That's the joke of this photo - just another demonstration of socialism.
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