The British never should have returned Hong Kong to this repressive communist regime.
It never made an agreement to return Hong Kong to any such regime.
The agreement they made was with an entity called Qing China, which no longer exists. So why didn't that make the agreement null and void?
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browny1 Today 04:42 pm JST
Hopefully the driver will be arrested on charges of "Professional negligence resulting in death".
Just "resulting in injury," I hope. The boy is still alive. I hope and pray he recovers.
It seems awfully unnecessary for the police to drive like that, just to bring someone in for a drug test.
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Wow. We have just read all about Nagayama's sob story.
But not a word about the lives, activities, or dreams of his victims.
My goodness, their names aren't even included here. This report doesn't even have the decency to tell us. They've been totally de-humanized in the name of advancing a viewpoint.
It's too bad they never got a chance to establish a "legacy" that this multiple murderer has left, one that is now being glorified by a biased media outlet.
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Omar and Tliab are calling this a "Muslim ban."
Baloney. It's not a Muslim ban. It's an anti-Semite ban.
Good on Israel for keeping out these two anti-Semitic nutjobs.
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Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC actually said that these shootings are something that the Democratic side can capitalize on, for the 2020 elections.
Yes, she said that.
This is just the most recent -- and perhaps the most disgusting -- example of how the American left often seeks to politically exploit crises and tragedies.
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I have read more than a few stories about alleged cases of racism and sexism in that bastion of liberalism known as Hollywood.
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During the combined presidencies of Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, and GW Bush, there were a total of 23 mass shootings in America -- resulting in 218 deaths.
During Obama's presidency alone, there were 24 mass shootings resulting in 236 deaths.
I don't remember any blame for this being affixed to Obama -- at least not to anything near the level of vitriol as we see now being slung at Trump.
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There were 24 mass shootings during Obama's presidency.
And with few on-the-fringe exceptions, I don't recall anyone blaming him for them.
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It turns out that the Dayton shooter was against Trump, was a socialist, and who tweeted something about killing everyone who he considered a "fascist."
Stop blaming Trump. These mass shootings have been happening in America (and other countries) for decades. Many decades. Long before Trump ever even became famous, let alone became president.
Stop exploiting others' suffering to disgustingly demonize elected officials who you don't like.
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It turns out that the Dayton shooter was against Trump and was a socialist who tweeted "kill every fascist" before going on his rampage.
Stop blaming Trump, people. These mass shootings have been going on in America (and, yes, other countries) for decades. Whoever the president is at the time has nothing to do with it.
Anyone who tries to attribute the Dayton or El Paso shootings to Trump is worse than an idiot. He/She is disgustingly exploiting other people's suffering to advance their own politics.
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email@example.comToday 08:32 pm JST
Go after the gangs and the crazies
This is nothing to do with white right wing terrorists. As a right-winger, maybe you should do a better job policing your community?
It isn't surprising that the U.S. left is politicizing this.
The U.S. left politicizes everything -- sport, music, films, TV, education (starting from early primary school), science, religion. They politicize absolutely everything.
Now they are politicizing this -- blaming Trump, demonizing his supporters, and calling for "new gun laws" even though they did nothing about the issue when they ran the entire U.S. government -- the presidency and the Congress -- from 2009 to 2011.
The only times the U.S. left didn't politicize a mass shooting was (a) when a Bernie Sanders supporter shot several Republican representatives in Washington on a baseball ground, and (b) when an atheist committed a mass shooting at a church in Texas.
Americans seem to identify with their favorite politicians or political party the way sport fans get rabid over their favorite team. And while the U.S. right isn't innocent of this, it's the U.S. left that really goes overboard with it.
The U.S. left sees everything, absolutely everything, through a political lens -- with particular effort made to demonize their political opponents every chance they get.
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lincolnmanToday 07:32 pm JST
The Trumpers here will all deny it but even deep down, they know its true. Trump has unleashed hate in America.
These horrible mass shootings never happened before Trump became president?
It's terrible that you are exploiting this terrible tragedy to make a political point, and to scapegoat those whose political views differ from your own.
Blame the gun, blame Trump and his supporters -- but no, don't blame the guy who actually pulled the trigger.
That would just make too much sense.
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Toasted HereticToday 02:49 pm JST
Say that in the middle of winter, when temperatures are breaking record lows.
That's what climate change is. Extreme temperatures.
Yes, climate change is real. It's so real, that it's been going on for millions of years.
Is it caused by human activity? Only a very little, if at all.
It's weather, people. Please don't be so unhinged from reality as to think that weather pattern changes, which have been happening for ages, are because of us and our cars and machines.
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At least seven people have died due to heat-related causes in Japan since Friday, including an infant who was left unattended in a parked car
That's not the weather's fault. The poor baby didn't die from a "heat-related cause." He/She died from a parent's horrible negligence.
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How could this be? Hollywood is dominated by people whose politics undeniably lean left and Democratic. Aren't they, then, supposed to be more racially sensitive and tolerant than everyone else?
How could these supposedly racially-sensitive left-leaners allow this disparity to happen?
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Strangerland Today 03:48 pm JST
Well, cocaine is hardly harmless. It's almost as bad for you as alcohol. But regardless, I do agree, as all drugs should be legal.
Please. It's much worse for you than alcohol.
As for "all drugs should be legal," no offence but I think one has to be on drugs to say such a thing.
We have far too many people dying from drugs now, when they're illegal. They're highly addictive at a level that alcohol is not.
How many more would die with legalisation, which would send a message that drugs are okay and won't harm you?
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darknutsToday 05:26 pm JST
Wasn't another person shot? Pubs are dangerous places these days.
Instead of blaming a knife or a gun or a place, how about blaming the assailants?
Pubs are only as dangerous as the people in them. That goes for all places.
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The girl in the photo looks quite young for 18.
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oldman_13Today 02:38 pm JST
Trump's America is one that has seen African-Americans' lowest-ever unemployment rate.
(Under Obama, in contrast, Americans of all races generally struggled economically -- and black Americans in particular.)
But no, I guess it's more logical to take one person's alleged comment and attribute that to the entirety of the country.
And I accentuate the word "alleged" on purpose.
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Maybe it happened -- and then again, maybe it didn't.
It wouldn't be America's first hoax by someone feigning racism, sexism, or homophobia.
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It's hard to take Democratic accusations of "racism" seriously, when they will not even condemn blatant anti-Semitic garbage spewing from the mouths of their own party members.
Not to mention the party's own historical support of slavery and segregation of black people in the U.S.
A support that did not fully end until well into the 1960s.
I don't recall that this party has ever issued a formal apology for its past support of racist policies. Before demanding "slavery reparations," it should first make its own moral reparations by issuing such an apology.
And even today, this party supports certain policies that they claim are to benefit black Americans -- because, in truth, they think that black people are just too incapable of succeeding in life on their own. Which makes me wonder who the true "racists" really are.
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Send them back. To life as common citizens, that is.
These radically left-wing, America-hating, anti-Semitic people don't deserve to be in Congress.
The only reason they are there is because they were elected out of far-left congressional districts.
They certainly don't represent mainstream America as a whole. And even many people in their own party cannot stand them.
I like Trump's strategy here. Not long ago, many Democrats were trying to put a distance between their party and these radical fringe women. But Trump is making sure that people know that they really are Democrats, and he's casting them as the face of the party.
And so many Americans, including even many Democrats, don't care for the sort of socialist, socially radical nonsense that these women are pushing.
Barring any drastically unexpected disasters between now and next November, Trump will be re-elected. Not in a landslide, most likely, but pretty convincingly.
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"It's like a domestic terrorist attack," said Aaron Law, a tourist from New Zealand, also in Akihabara.
No it's not.
All indications are that this attack was carried out because the guy thought that his work had been plagiarized. A horrible attack, but not terrorism.
Terrorism is an act of violence in pursuance of some radical political or ideological agenda -- by groups such as Islamic extremists, or Antifa in the U.S.
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LamillyToday 07:15 am JST
KyoAni artists spread joy all over the world
Except for one. My heart goes out to all his victims and their families
The suspect is not a KyoAni artist. He did not work for the company at all.
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NorthernlifeToday 07:48 am JST
@LB315 yeah its only 30000 per year that are killed by guns in the US
(a) Around half of those 30,000 are suicides -- which, tragically, probably would have been carried out by some other means if a gun were not present.
(b) Of the roughly 15,000 rest of them, the vast majority involve other simultaneous illegal activity, such as drug dealing. So, it's not just a matter of the gun being there.
(c) Nobody is murdered "by guns." They are murdered by people. And the murderers don't only use guns. Most of the worst serial killers in U.S. history did not use guns to murder their victims.
(d) LB315's comment (the one to which Northernlife is responding) has been removed, presumably for being off-topic.
But why is Northernlife's comment being allowed to stay? It is no less off-topic than LB315's is.
Is it because some off-topic posts are allowed to stay, if they reflect the views of the editors? Just asking.
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American leftists use the word "racist" like "ketchup-holics" use ketchup.
In other words, they think they can put it on anything.
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In my country's elections, I vote for who I think is the best candidate. I don't vote for women just because they're women. In fact, I don't consider gender a factor at all.
I hope the women running for office in Japan don't think that they're entitled to votes just because they're women.
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If people who enter a country illegally are "immigrants," then someone who breaks into your home should be considered a "house guest."
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Joe YanToday 09:32 am JST
Their office looks nothing like what we are used to seeing in hollywood movies. Looks more like a high school computer classroom
No, I would say that the space agency's mission control room looks like ... a space agency mission control room.
The fact that it doesn't look like a Hollywood movie is a negative reflection on Hollywood -- not on the space agency.
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