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Posted in: Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault See in context

“There is no smoke without fire as the old adage goes. “

Yeah sure, maybe.

But the problem with the internet these days is that every dumb troll has a match.

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Posted in: Takata recall of 10 mil inflators could be last of air bag saga See in context

It’s hard to respect a news outlet like this one that uses words like “could” in the the title of an article.

This story has ramifications which effect policy on consumer safety and ultimately lives...and this particular writer goes with “could” in the headline?

Definitive answers please!

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Posted in: Official overseeing Tokyo Olympic ceremonies resigns over power harassment See in context

“...without detailing the incident or punishment...”

Hey J-journalists: Don’t know what school you learned your trade at but here’s a bit of advice.

If you dug a little bit harder found out what these details were; you might get more views and likes.

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Posted in: Lord of the ring See in context

What does that mean and why...Just trolling?

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Posted in: Man accused of killing 19 disabled people disrupts trial See in context

Marijuana leading to psychotic behavior? Please...

Do these people not know that it’s used for medical treatment in numerous places around the world?

The worst side effects from what I hear are becoming temporarily dumb, lazy, and hungry...very hungry.

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Posted in: Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan See in context

"Is he like a Japanese version of Willy Wonka?"

No, he is like a Japanese version of the monorail salesman...

Monorail! Monorail! Monorail!

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Posted in: Man fined ¥300,000 for online hate speech See in context

This kind of thing raises so many questions.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for punishing racist behavior but 300,000 for tweet by someone who doesn’t have a large web presence and influence is a bit excessive. When I read the quotes of the tweet in the article, it seemed to be that he was just expressing bigoted thoughts. Horrible opinions but they weren’t inciting violence nor promoting organized hate.

I do believe though that the last part about not respecting their rights is punishable...but not 300,000. Freedom of speech should also be taken into consideration.

If this is the direction the prefecture is going with in doling out fines, I hope they also track down every like and retweet and fine those users as well. At least be fair with the punishments.

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