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Posted in: Hillary Clinton: Mueller report shows obstruction occurred See in context

Says the woman who failed to turn over thousands of subpoenaed emails -- around 30,000 of them, in fact -- when she was being investigated for mishandling of classified info while Secretary of State.

I know that such hypocrisy doesn't often even register on Democrats' radar screens -- but this is rich even for her.

Just ignore her on this one.

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Posted in: 'Central Park Five' accuse Trump of stoking public rage See in context

It's telling how the anti-Trump media have to go back 30 years to dig for something to hit him with.

Even if Trump had remained silent back then, the public outrage against these guys (which, it turns out, was misplaced) would have been sky-high anyway.

Let's be honest -- seeking justice here is not the main purpose, because it's already been obtained. These men were exonerated and were freed. They were also handsomely compensated for their false imprisonment.

No, this is being dredged up again for one reason alone -- for political purposes.

Meanwhile, Trump just struck a deal with Mexico whereby they will do more to stem illegal immigration from their country. For his part, Trump has agreed to drop those tariffs. At least for now.

And what has Japan Today reported about this? Not a peep. Total crickets.

So it's very easy to see where the political bias lies here.

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Posted in: As Trump threatens tariffs, migrant families keep coming See in context

As Trump threatens tariffs, migrant families keep coming

Implied meaning of this horribly biased headline:

Trump's tariff threats, announced only around 24 hours ago, aren't working because they did not cause would-be illegal entrants to immediately turn around and give up on their idea of sneaking across the U.S. border.

How ridiculous.

Did the anti-Trump media really think that this tariff announcement was going to suddenly make illegal migrants do a one-eighty and abandoned their plans?

The tariff isn't aimed at illegal immigrants. It won't affect them.

The tariff is aimed at the Mexican government. Their government has done hardly anything to stop illegal immigration into a neighboring country that's supposed to be a friend and ally.

In fact, if anything, it has actually aided and abetted it.

So the tariff is meant to get the Mexican government to do something to stop illegal immigration for once.

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Posted in: Politician’s birthrate plan: Parents should nag their kids to have at least 3 babies See in context

I like Hungary's idea: Women who have 4 or more children are permanently exempted from paying income tax.

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Posted in: Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word' See in context

I don't know how one proves a negative, first of all, and secondly, the burden of proof is on him.

Correction: The burden of proof is NOT on him.

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Posted in: Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word' See in context

So it seems now that Trump actually has to prove that he didn't commit a crime.

I don't know how one proves a negative, first of all, and secondly, the burden of proof is on him.

That Mueller didn't exonerate Trump doesn't mean Trump is guilty of something. Exonerating or clearing someone isn't an investigator's role.

All of this is, at the very least, political harassment.

And it can even be seen as an attempted coup. Yes, that's right.

Deliberately cooking up false grounds for impeachment seems to me an act of treason.

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Posted in: Mueller says probe did not clear Trump as Congress weighs impeachment See in context

Mueller said, "If we'd had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."

But if he'd had confidence that the president DID commit a crime, he would have said so too.

But he didn't say so. So all of this is "word soup."

Trump could have ended this investigation at any time. He didn't. He let it go forward because he was confident that he was innocent.

So I fail to understand how this amounts to "obstruction." Especially when Mueller's investigation turned up no evidence of "collusion" even after spending several million dollars, questioning hundreds of people, and examining thousands of pieces of evidence.

This has gone beyond legitimate oversight. It has reached the depths of political harassment.

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Posted in: Court rules defunct eugenics law unconstitutional but denies damages See in context

The statute of limitations doesn’t matter in some instances.

I agree, and it shouldn't matter with regard to a law that a court ruled should never have been enacted in the first place.

That's what a ruling of unconstitutionality is. When a law is ruled unconstitutional, a court is essentially saying that it is an invalid law -- and was invalid from its very first day on the books.

Thus, no statute of limitations should apply to it -- especially when so many of those whose lives were shattered by its carrying-out are still alive.

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Posted in: Court rules defunct eugenics law unconstitutional but denies damages See in context

How does a statute of limitations apply to a law that even the court itself said was unconstitutional and shouldn't have even been a law in the first place?

I thought the statute-of-limitations concept only applied to legitimate laws. This law was ruled to be illegitimate.

So, no statute of limitations should apply to it, especially when a great many of the victims of this unjust law are still alive and still suffer from it to this day.

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Posted in: DeGeneres recounts sex assault as a teen See in context

clarifying at the time that the assaults did not influence her sexual orientation

Though she may not admit it or even realize it, there is actually a high chance that it did.

Very high percentages of homosexual adults were, in fact, sexually abused as minors. They are often also abused in other ways as kids.

Time to set aside the political correctness and the emotions, grown-ups. Numbers, statistics, and research don't lie:

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Posted in: Trump attends sumo; gives President's Cup to winner Asanoyama See in context

Trump showed an unmistakably high amount of interest in this ancient Japanese cultural aspect.

Not bad for a man who's constantly smeared as a xenophobe and a racist.

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Posted in: Clash of the titans: Trump set for sumo showdown See in context

"To have an American president watch Japan's national sport is amazing," insisted florist Kanako Tanabe, 46. "It will be a proud moment."

Tanabe-san is a wise woman.

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

Ganbare Japan!Today  06:05 pm JST

I am really disappointed in Jun-chan. I never would imagine he would be caught up in using drugs. Unforgivable. KAT-TUN was my 2nd favorite group, after SMAP.

I am against drug use too, but "unforgivable"? That's rather harsh.

Very few things in life are unforgivable, and this doesn't even come close to reaching that level.

Words mean things.

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

IloveCoffee Today  10:05 pm JST


I am not saying women should physically fight the guy, i am saying they should stand up for themselves and confront him in anyway they can. If she can't punch him, then spray him, shout at him, make scene, make it known that you are strong and you don't allow anybody to touch you.

It's easy to say what you would do, or what you think others should do, when you have the luxury of pondering it while sitting at a computer keyboard and then posting it on the Internet.

And then you're actually in the situation ... and you realize that it is usually quite different, and usually not so simple.

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

Wow. Now we need smartphone apps to get people to behave properly and keep their hands to themselves.

A sign of the apocalypse, perhaps.

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Posted in: Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in schools See in context

tinawatanabe Today  10:21 pm JST

Japanese people in other countries try to assimilate. I don't think they demand the host country what to do.

Forcing students to put chemicals in their hair is simply inexcusable.

I can certainly understand rules prohibiting students from putting chemicals in their hair in order to change its color.

But forcing them to do it? That's really a human-rights violation.

This has got nothing to do with being Japanese or not.

Human beings forcing other human beings to put chemicals in their hair is just wrong -- regardless of their race or nationality.

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Posted in: Man arrested for threatening to kill AKB48 spin-off group member See in context

Disillusioned Today  07:16 am JST

These creepy 'idol' groups' soul purpose to sexually exploit young girls. Are they surprised they attract creepy fans?

Sounds a bit close to victim-blaming.

I am no fan of these idol groups either. But their existence doesn't cause people to commit crimes, or to threaten to commit them.

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Posted in: Man stopped over erratic driving hasn’t had license for 40 years See in context

Vince Black Today  07:32 am JST

Another selfish elderly driver. 40 years ago the process might have been a bother, too stubborn to and try it.

He was not elderly when he stubbornly refused to renew his license 40 years ago.

He was 32 years old.

Nor was he elderly when he'd reached the 10-year point of license-less driving. He was 42.

He was only 52 when he reached the 20-year point. And so on.

So let's not use this as an excuse to bash older drivers.

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Posted in: Man stopped over erratic driving hasn’t had license for 40 years See in context

Do the hustle Today  08:50 am JST

Considering how frequently people are being arrested in japan (half a dozen a year) for driving without a licence perhaps there is a need for random spot checks.

Half a dozen per year is "frequently"?

And no, we don't give the police carte blanche to stop people willy-nilly to make sure they are obeying the law.

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Posted in: Man stopped over erratic driving hasn’t had license for 40 years See in context

Disillusioned Today  07:12 am JST

Driving without a licence for 40 years? Doesn't say much for the Japanese traffic police, does it?

Or it means that he has always driven safely for those 40 years, and the police never saw a reason to stop him.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

albaleoToday  09:01 pm JST

Or perhaps, no one has the right to see your naked body unless you've taken your clothes off in a public place.

An onsen is not a public place. It's private property. One gives their consent to be seen naked only to the people who are supposed to be in the same place they are.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

School staff were even posted outside the entrance to the women’s changing space, to keep any of the boys from trying to infiltrate the area.

Did they take any measures to prevent peeping the other way around? Girls have been known to try to peep on the boys, too.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

I fully support Ms. Milano's right to either (A) abstain from sex, or (B) engage in sex, with the understanding that a pregnancy might result.

If Choice (B) is made and a pregnancy does result, however, it's no longer a choice. The choice that I fully agree she has a right to make has already been made.

At that point, a new and separate and unique and distinct human being is now in the picture.

And killing that human being, who has come on the scene as a result of someone else's freely-made decision to select Choice (B), is never a morally justifiable act.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

She wrote, "Until women have legal control over our own bodies, we just cannot risk pregnancy."

In other words, she's calling for abstinence in order to avoid risking pregnancy.

Thank you, Ms. Milano. That is what those of us on the pro-life side have been saying for years!

It's disappointing that you've taken this long to warm up to this very simple and logical concept, Ms. Milano -- but better late than never.

No offense to her, but I am skeptical that she has the intellectual prowess to understand that, in her own words above, she's actually promoting a key element of the pro-life cause.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

Alyssa Milano doesn't seem to understand basic biology or science. Few people who support legalised abortion seem to.

When Ms. Milano's mother was pregnant with her, she (her mom) didn't have two hearts, two sets of DNA, two blood supplies, two brains, two sets of chromosomes, or two pairs of arms and legs.

Her mother only had one of each of those things. So did Ms. Milano.

This means that two unique, distinct, separate human beings were present.

And killing either of those two human beings would have been an act of homicide.

So, let's stop with the "my body, my choice" mantra.

Yes, we have a right to control our own bodies. But that does not permit the killing of someone else's body.

Another point of fact:

Down Syndrome, spina bifida, and other conditions can be detected in the unborn. But only human beings can have these conditions.

If the unborn weren't human beings, they could not possibly have Down Syndrome or spina bifida.

So, again, this proves -- not suggests, not implies, not provides evidence for, but proves -- that the unborn are human beings. And, again, killing human beings is murder.

Thus, abortion is totally unjustifiable from a moral standpoint.

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Posted in: Americans' support for impeaching Trump rises See in context

Impeaching an American president means charging him with a crime.

But whether to charge someone with a crime or not is not a matter for opinion polls.

It's a matter for objective fact and evidence.

To me, this is just a case of a Trump-hating media engineering a poll designed to smear him leading up to next year's election.

His political opponents have been squawking about impeachment for nearly two years.

Why haven't they done it by now? Because they know they have no grounds for it -- but they will keep chirping about it in the hopes that it will sully Trump enough to defeat him next year.

It won't work, though. Trump will win again. Everyone who voted for him last time will do so again. And there were many people in his own party who did not support him last time -- but have been won over by him and will vote for him next year.

He will be re-elected.

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Posted in: Police checking dash cam over car accident that left 2 toddlers dead See in context

The driver of the light vehicle, Michiko Shimoyama, 62, was also arrested at the scene but was released later Wednesday after the police deemed she did not bear responsibility for the collision.

Should they not have investigated things first, before arresting somebody?

Sorry, I forgot, this happened in Japan -- where they arrest you before they've done any investigation that actually gives them a reason to arrest you.

That makes zero sense to me.

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Posted in: Car being pursued by police crashes into another vehicle, killing its driver See in context

It's not at all the police's fault.

The suspect chose to run from the police.

He, and he alone, is responsible for anything that happens as a result of that choice.

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Posted in: Folau's code of conduct hearing to continue on Sunday See in context

breached RA's code of conduct with a post on social media that said hell awaits 'drunks, homosexuals, adulterers' and others

In other words, he expressed his Christian belief that certain behaviors, if not repented, put a person's soul at eternal risk. And for this, he's in trouble?

To drag someone in front of a code-of-conduct panel because of that is a deeply disturbing thing.

And to think that there are people out there who see this as "progress" ...

It isn't progress. It's draconian.

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Posted in: While the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of 'Cool Japan' and mega-tourism, the current reality is a country run by sociopathic Hitler-loving plutocrats, with plummeting press freedom, endemic poverty, rising censorship, deliberate destruction of public records, continual death by overwork, a corrupt bureaucracy, and a medieval justice system. Despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima, the government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon. See in context

Wow. If Japan is the fascist regime that this guy says it is, I fully expect him to be arrested any day now.

I'm getting tired of people constantly making Hitler or Nazi references whenever they criticize a politician or a country they don't like.

Such an attitude only demeans and trivializes the suffering of the real victims of the real Nazis.

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