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Posted in: NZ, Australia condemn Japan's plan to go ahead with whaling See in context

Japan can rationalize whaling as part of their culture all they want but the fact is everybody else sees the practice as savage and senseless. Whales are beautiful, majestic animals and killing them is like killing off the last of the dinosaurs. Get with the times Nippon.

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Posted in: Osaka transportation bureau employee stabbed to death See in context

horrible, senseless tragedy. life is fleeting, folks. better make the most of it. also, taking some means of protection is best when you go into public. that, or a fast pair of legs.

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Posted in: Radiation found in rice from Fukushima Pref; more tests planned See in context

Heda: I'm not going to do your research for you. Articles have been posted extensively on JT since the disaster happened and has become common if not easily searchable knowledge. Read the archives but I'm surprised if you haven't boned up on it already since you so assiduously studied the Chernobyl effects. I won't even bother to tell you what the differences are since you already know.

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Posted in: Radiation found in rice from Fukushima Pref; more tests planned See in context

I think it's safe to say Heda is buying what the J-government is propagandizing hook, line and sinker. What's scary is as time grows, more Japanese will start to believe it as well. Their reasoning probably goes, our government wouldn't really tell us to eat radiated food, would they? Oh yes, you bet they would. Thankfully, those with common sense can avoid the propaganda. In fact, Heda you should keep feeding your family Fukushima rice and leave the unaffected rice to the rest of us.

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Posted in: Radiation found in rice from Fukushima Pref; more tests planned See in context

The Japanese are living in a fog. It is never okay to eat radiated food and yet somehow the government there has convinced people to eat food that is at the very limit of what is acceptable. As an outsider looking in, I can't tell you how ridiculous and dangerous this is.

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Posted in: Troy Davis executed in Georgia amid international outcry See in context

Cleo, you watch too much CSI. Absence of DNA evidence does not equate innocence. I suppose you thought Casey Anthony was innocent, too.

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Posted in: Troy Davis executed in Georgia amid international outcry See in context

They need to execute these people faster. Decades in prison wasting taxpayer money on appeals and he still ends up getting executed.

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Posted in: Japan steps into South China Sea territorial feud See in context

It's interesting to think that if the Allied powers during WW2 had stayed in China instead of Japan and prevented communism from rising, as opposed to turning Japan into its present-day democracy, how the shoe would be on the other foot in terms of who's the good guy and bad guy in the region.

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Posted in: 35 bodies found in eastern Mexico See in context

Juan Carlos, I agree with you that Mexicans are blaming others for their problems. I think it's a great step they've taken battling the narcos, but there needs to be some fundamental reform within the institutions there: the police, courts, government, social welfare, schooling etc. The Mexican people need to be taught morals and ethics; lower the birth rate to reduce crime, be more strict with access to alcohol; basically to think and live in the long term. Most importantly, if there were both Mexican and American military on the border, the influx of drugs and weapons will stop. But that would affect Mexican immigration to the U.S. and the source of millions in remittances every year. This is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. The Mexican people must choose between truly stopping the flow of contraband into the U.S. or of people; between the short term gain of remittances or the long term effects of an insecure border with the U.S. that empowers the cartels.

Elbuda, the U.S. is the civilization that is taking advantage of the Mexicans who fight for its scraps. This will continue until Mexicans decide if they want drug money or illegal immigrant money. Secure your border and you'll suddenly find the cartels lacking the funds to pay for their troops and weapons. It is not the U.S.'s responsibility to verify every mule the drug trafficker sends nor the deaths that result. The U.S. is a sovereign land. So if you want Mexicans to stop dying, don't blame the U.S. Turn the mirror on yourself. I know it's hard.

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Posted in: 35 bodies found in eastern Mexico See in context

How many thousands of years and the arrival of the Spaniards and the Mexicans still act like barbarians.

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Posted in: Philippines president to raise China sea dispute with Japan See in context

I think alot of posters' fears would be allayed if China became a democracy. At the same time, don't believe that that will solve everything if they did. Look at South Korea and Japan or Russia and Japan. There will still be conflict. The U.S. is fortunate that they expanded from their east to west coast under the mandate of manifest destiny and is free of a panoply of regional conflicts like Europe and Asia. I think everyone's playing up China's rise a little too much. The U.S. outclasses China in its weaponry and will bomb them back to the stone age. However, it's unreasonable to expect a country of China's size and history and economy not to have a equally proportional military.

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Posted in: EU to maintain safety checks on food from Japan See in context

Actually Zichi, Japan is more like the west or east coast of the United States. Then you halve that again because only roughly half of Japan is usable. Now if you had nuclear meltdowns on the coast, and contaminated food from that area and areas where the wind and water deposited radiation, then on top of that the "coast" was known to mislabel food, then yes, the entire food imports is suspect and subject to testing. If given a choice between possibly contaminated with radiation food versus not, most people will not eat that nor encourage others to. Unless you're from that country/coast where the radiated food comes from.

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Posted in: Kan feared Tokyo would become uninhabitable due to nuclear crisis See in context

Tokyo isn't uninhabitable but there is a high risk of developing cancer from the radiation released in Fukushima. Sadly, the cancers will likely take long to develop and then the government will deny. But the people are the ones who must be responsible in the end for their own lives.

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Posted in: Cheney: U.S. would have been different if Hillary Clinton were president See in context

Though they have the same stance on policies, Hillary's a better politician than Obama while Obama inspires more hope. The hope schtick lasted for about a year. We need a president who has a strong backbone and can get her hands dirty or work smoothly. That is Hillary. Unfortunately, Obama had the better message and it was right place and time for him after 8 disastrous years under Bush that only inspired despair. When you compare the two, I think Hillary would've been the more effective choice.

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Posted in: Take two tablets See in context

Sony needs to stop being a follower and more of a leader. These days they act more like a Korean brand than the innovator of the Walkman.

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Posted in: Japan-China trade sets record in first half of 2011 See in context

Globalwatcher,

There are different tiers of Chinese-made product. Some are Chinatown-only stuff, others are specced and ordered by international companies, and still yet are those high end products like by Apple that tens of millions of people rely on. Grouping Chinese products together shows a lack of understanding. Look at American automobiles. They're making a comeback and Ford is a standout but Chrysler and GM are still liable to be recalled. Even Toyota for all its ballyhooed history failed its drivers with sticky pedals and unintended acceleration. Bottomline: sweeping generalizations do not work.

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Posted in: 'Radioactive rice' joke causes trouble for Tokai Television See in context

A handful of people in charge of condemning others which leads to the majority of the public doing so reminds me of the practices of Nazi Germany.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for molesting woman on train See in context

Are there HD security cameras in the trains? There should be.

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Posted in: Honda to build new factory in Mexico See in context

Mexican product is even more inferior than the worst of Chinese made goods. I have a Honda but won't be buying another.

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Posted in: Japanese driver in fatal U.S. bus crash gets less than a year in jail See in context

But wait, I thought driving stoned was safe.

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Posted in: S Korean ferry operator bans Japanese passengers: Yonhap See in context

Everyone should stop being so irascible. Both sides escalating tit for tat actions will result in both sides losing ultimately what they care about most: money.

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Posted in: Contaminated beef served in Gifu school lunches See in context

i wonder what are people actually DOING? have they taken precautions in their own home and lifestyle? have they lodged complaints with authorities or their representative? for some, if living in japan is so intolerable, what are they still doing there? waiting for the next shoe to drop? hate to break it to you but that happened the day of the twin tsunami/multiple nuclear reactor disasters. it is a fact that there is radiation that's contaminated the air, water, ground, animals and food in fukushima and miyagi all the way past tokyo.

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Posted in: No. of tainted cattle shipped around Japan nears 1,500 See in context

Seems to me the government is hiding what everyone seems to know but won't want to admit: large amounts of radioactive material was released into the air and water contaminating whatever it touched. E.g. cattle feed, leafy vegetables, the manure from tainted animals, tea leaves -- anything that you can imagine being touched likely has. The J-government will put the nation of Japan over the safety of the people of this generation to survive. So if those that desire to be casualties for this policy, stay in Japan. But don't kid yourselves that it's the J-government's capricious actions making life more dangerous in Japan. Life IS more dangerous. The J-government is doing what is in the best interest of the nation and you should be doing what's best for yourself as an individual.

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Posted in: No. of tainted cattle shipped around Japan nears 1,500 See in context

Don't think I'll be visiting Japan for a looooong time. The radiation has made the whole country a carcinogen.

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Posted in: U.S. missiles kill 25 in Pakistan tribal area See in context

obama needs to concentrate more on domestic policy and issues like rising gas prices and border security

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Posted in: Cramped quarters See in context

these boxes remind me of haiti. a shame for a developed nation to not do better. move them to empty office floors if you have to but give them some decency.

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Posted in: 'Freakonomics' documentary looks at sumo match-fixing scandal See in context

great doc. saw it on netflix. i find what they say on it regarding sumo match fixing and crime to be very believable and with hindsight, full of common sense.

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Posted in: Animal rescue group risks radiation to rescue stranded dogs See in context

you never have to choose between helping one or the other. there are enough people who care to do both. helping animals shows a society to be civilized and that they've moved beyond living in dirt huts and hunting and gathering.

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Posted in: Obama calls for $4 trillion deficit reduction See in context

one more thing: i would ask the world if they expect the US to be the police of the world, they should start ponying up the cash. we all saw what happened when ww2 happened, the us global presence has prevented that from happening. but with the US in financial straits now, it makes sense the world pay their share of a safer world.

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Posted in: Obama calls for $4 trillion deficit reduction See in context

i'm liking obama's plan. i would also:

draw down troops from afghanistan. the anti terror system is in place in the u.s. we dont need to spend billions of dollars to nation build there.

put troops on the border with mexico to eliminate drugs and its domino of costs: law enforcement, jails, anti-gang measures, guns, drug rehab etc etc.

fix the court immigration system to speed up deportations of illegals who use resources and bring crime that will further save us money.

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