Metaphile comments

Posted in: Dysfunctional economic planning dooms Okinawa to vicious circle of poverty See in context

Japanese developers on the mainland want to buy Okinawan land for expensive resorts and casinos. That is one reason they want the military gone. They want Okinawa to be like Hawaii, but Hawaii sucks for the locals because there are not many opportunities to become successful.

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Posted in: Bezos, world's richest man, shows won't be pushed around See in context

There is speculation that this was done by his girlfriend's family member who has ties with the Right wing media. They got a hold of her phone, or she passed to them.

I like how Bezos flipped the script on his blackmailers. The funniest thing is the Enquirer folks had just got an immunity deal from Mueller. That might be in jeopardy now.

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Posted in: Actor Liam Neeson fights to recover after sharing racist episode See in context

The only person to kick his behind and kill him in movie was a person of color aka "Darth Maul", so I think Neesom still has these issues and dark feelings. It is just now he has more to lose whether it is his life or his livelihood.

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Posted in: Racist history of blackface began in the 1830s See in context

Interestingly enough, I've had this exact conversation with my black buddy

NOOOOOOO not the Black friend excuse. Say it isn't so! That's the excuse everybody uses when trying to justify some kind of racist behavior. It is not a get out jail free card.

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Posted in: Racist history of blackface began in the 1830s See in context

Well, I just read the article, I found this particularly interesting from that article!

'This mother has acknowledged what she was doing was wrong but decided she was going to "grow some balls" and do it anyway with complete disregard to whoever she was going to offend. Can't let a little bit of racism get in the way of "Book Week". This is her "Queening" moment. Queen of what?'

Hmm....Silvafan has a point! :)

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

She doesn't just have Japanese heritage, she is Japanese. She also chose to represent Japan, as is her birthright.

If I am not mistaken, it was her father's decision to represent Japan. Her career was planned at a very young age. It has been reported that her father has followed the Williams family long tennis careers. They were used as a model for how he wanted to raise his kids in the sport of tennis. It is also why Naomi has so much respect for Serena.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

She doesn't just have Japanese heritage, she is Japanese. She also chose to represent Japan, as is her birthright.

Let's not try to minimalize this to having Japanese heritage, when it's clearly more than that, mmkay?

You seem to be putting words in people's mouth. Who said that I was minimizing her Japanese heritage? Having Japanese heritage does not imply a percentage. You can be born to two Japanese parents and be an American citizen. Would you say that they are Japanese or have Japanese heritage? I would say they have Japanese heritage. It is what most people say when referring to Americans.

Acknowledging her Japanese roots has never been problem for Western countries. This Australian newspaper has her looking like a Caucasian from a Nordic country. You should saving this frustration for Japanese citizen because the majority in Japan will be more likely not to accept her as Japanese than Americans.

Western countries seem to have a problem with her acknowledging who African roots.

Tell ‘Em! Tennis Player Checks Reporter for Neglecting to Mention Her Haitian Heritage [VIDEO]

https://www.ebony.com/news-views/naomi-osaka-haitian-australian-open

And it wasn't the first time! Mmkay?

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

I’m curious. Why don’t we need to say she’s Haitian?

Doesn't her Haitian father have American nationality, so she would be considered Haitian-American. They have been living in the US most of her life. She will actually have to decide when she turns 22 between her American passport and Japanese passport.

The finals were featuring to Black Americans. One also has Japanese heritage.

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Posted in: Ex-CIA boss says he will not be scared into silence by Trump See in context

Sorry for your narrative but the real heroes were the boots on the ground who completed the mission. Not McRaven and definitely not Brennan

What this article fails to mention is that McRaven is also a former Navy Seal, so I am sure that he has had his own boots on the ground before.

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Posted in: Ex-CIA boss says he will not be scared into silence by Trump See in context

Salute, Admiral McRaven!

That was tremendously well put by Mr. McRaven. I wonder how the Dumptards are going to spin this. He is a veteran with a good track record, and their petty leader dodged the draft with bone spurs. I know they will claim that he is a Democratic operative. It’s very Russian of Dump to not let the people criticize him.

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

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Posted in: Over 350 newspapers across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on the press See in context

Let's see what the petty leader will do. I predict some serious tweeting this weekend.

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Posted in: Decades after sarin attack, cults lure Japanese followers See in context

In a cult, a holy man tells you how to live your life, and what you are supposed to do, and controls your existence. In a religion, that guy is dead.

Exactly, if you believe in Jesus Christ, the cult started with him and his apostles. All the other religions I mentioned and the ones that I didn't started with a key figure and group of followers. Even to this day, those religions still have holy men that do the same thing: Pope, Iman........

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Posted in: Japanese supporters' habit of cleaning up at World Cup spreads to other countries See in context

Japanese people are quite often good at hiding their messiness. Japanese often will not let foreigners into their homes because their homes can be a mess, especially with little kids in the house. For some reason, I had to show up at a J couple’s home one time, and the kids were running around, toys were all over the floor, the usual. They were visibly embarrassed at the fact that I saw this messy house, but it didn’t bother me. That’s what happens when you have a couple of toddlers.

I was at another home and the older woman there did not want me to use her bathroom because she thought I’d judge her on the fact that it was a bit untidy. I could really care less, but they tend to have a thing about how others see them.

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Posted in: China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade See in context

China is just as childish and immature as Dump. This will end with both China and Dump screwing over the US people. Dump wants a hook up for the family business. That is all this postering is about.

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Posted in: Nagoya court orders forcible clean-up of ‘garbage house’ See in context

So.....once he leaves, will he do the same thing in another place? I hope they don't find a corpse. It has happened before in other cases of hoarding.

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Posted in: Nagoya court orders forcible clean-up of ‘garbage house’ See in context

That guy was on TV years ago! It was resolved now?

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Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues See in context

@oldhawk

Meanwhile, how many blacks have been killed by other blacks in Chicago or LA since this shooting? And none of the race-hustlers show any concern or are trying to do anything about it. Not Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, anyone on MSNBC, or JTDanMan.

Why aren't the Whites outraged? I just showed you in my last post that "White on White" violence is a more serious problem than "Black on Black" violence. I don't see Conservatives using that as topic changer whenever racism is brought up.

You whole post sounds like the rambling of a crazy person! I would need to simple quote the whole thing. You are rambling about MS-13, New York, and Hispanics. What does that have to do with the article or my post?

Don't look at me. I don't glorify the thug life. You should ask the people who profit from portraying black people as violent criminals. The filmmakers. The rappers. The news media. Oh wait, they're all Democrats. Coincidence?

But not the conservative networks who preach Obama wants to take your guns, you need to take your country back, Hispanics are destroying this country, and real America = White/Christians. Yeah, right!

Here are the links to my information. These are statistics for the whole country not one particular place like your source to get my point across. (All Americans)

1980-2008 Homicide Stats (Pg 13)

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

crimes of violence (table 42)

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus08.pdf

Straw man argument? Your entire post was based on anecdotal evidence and on particular location (New York) that supported all my facts based on real research. You provided no real connection to this article or my post.

My post:

The really interesting thing is that in the same table that provided this information, you can also see the full breakdown of other crimes. Interesting fact- white on white violent crime heavily outweighs Black on Black violent crime. While Black on Black robbery and petty thievery far outweighs white on white robbery and petty thievery.

You obviously didn't read carefully or really don't understand what was typed. This is why conservatives tend to not like facts! It requires critical thinking skills and independent thought. It is also the reason why moderate Conservatives are being marginalized by their own!

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Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues See in context

@Oldhawk

Meanwhile, how many blacks have been killed by other blacks in Chicago or LA since this shooting? And none of the race-hustlers show any concern or are trying to do anything about it. Not Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, anyone on MSNBC, or JTDanMan.

Lets's take a look at your weak argument or "false equivalency"! Read carefully so you can understand, ok?

On a regular basis I am attacked with false comments about the idea of “Black on Black Crime.” It’s here on Japantoday, the “NEWS,” the comment section of…well, everything. Two days ago I saw a comment that read “The greatest enemy of the Black man is the Black man.” The best part? This was written in the comment section of a story about some racist guy posting racist anti-Obama signs.

I will provide the readily available links for those that are to lazy to do their own homework. Yes, I am talking to you Mr & Mrs. Racist who speaks without knowledge. Let’s get started, shall we?

Are Black people killing off other Black people? Yep, we sure are. Only problem is, so are white people. 1980-2008 Homicide Stats (Pg 13).

Who’s Killing Who:

84% of white homicide victims were killed by white people 93% of Black homicide victims were killed by Black people

Those numbers are pretty darned close, don’t ya think? Now before you do something silly like try to point out that Black people are doing it more, let me point out that these are the percentages of total crimes committed by race on race homicide. What does this have to do with anything? Well, white homicide accounts for over 50% of all homicides over this survey period. Still confused? Okay, there are far more white people being killed. Although the white on white homicide percentage is slightly lower, the actual number of murders is much, much higher. This makes sense of course since white people make up a larger percentage of America, right? Wrong. You have to take two things into account, one- the number of white people being murdered is almost three times that of Black people. When you look at 84% of that number, you’ll see that although the percentage of Black on Black homicide is slightly higher, white on white homicide numerically is more than double that of all Black homicides, not just Black on Black but all of it put together. Two- The fact that there are more white people shouldn’t really be taken into account here. At least not for those that love to point to “Black on Black” crime as proof that Black people are animals. The fact is, even if America were 99% white, if there was a race that were truly superior, the crime rate would be low no matter how many there were, right?

Let’s keep it moving. Now, we look at crimes of violence (Table 42).

Total Number of Victims:

White- 2,788,600 Black- 570,550

There are those pesky numbers again. Those who may still be confused about my above statements might be able to see more clearly in this section.

Crimes of violence:

White on white- 67.4% Black on Black- 64.7%

Interesting huh? I’ll take this opportunity to fully explain what I was saying above. We see here that once again, the percentages are fairly close. However, let’s look at how this percentage breaks down numerically.

The Breakdown-White People:

Total number of white victims = 2,788,600. Total percentage of white on white violent crime = 67.4% Total number of white on white violent crime victims = 1,879,516.4

The Breakdown-Black People:

Total number of Black victims = 570,550 Total percentage of Black on Black crime = 64.7% Total number of Black on Black crime victims = 369,145.85

Let’s break this down a little further:

There are approximately 225,720,713 white people in America There are approximately 40,755,128 Black people in America

That breaks down to 1 in every 120.095 white people has committed a violent crime against another white person. While 1 in every 110.403 Black people has committed a violent crime against another Black person.

The really interesting thing is that in the same table that provided this information, you can also see the full breakdown of other crimes. Interesting fact- white on white violent crime heavily outweighs Black on Black violent crime. While Black on Black robbery and petty thievery far outweighs white on white robbery and petty thievery.

So tell me, why are Black people continuously being portrayed as violent animals?

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Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues See in context

@mike o brien

Well except the video tape that records a witness saying he turned and charged back at the officer.

You misunderstood his point. There was no evidence that he turned around to charge the police officer. Simply he turned around. Once again supporting the witnesses statement. Notice I said witnesses not witness.

Why MUST some of what he said be true? And even if some of it is true, why couldn't it be the parts that support the officers story?

Obviously, if both sides say the same thing then yes it could support the police officers side. No no one doubted or debated that point. You are not really making any point here. We are talking about the differences in testimony.

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Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues See in context

@Alphaape

You and others (not only here but in the US media) are trying to change the narrative and make this shooting fit a certain agenda.

I would agree, but the narrative more often than not doesn't favor the Black victims depending on which station or website we are talking about. Just like the police department posting video at the same time as releasing the cops name. However, the is a narrative or pattern shows that White criminals and suspects get better treatment in the media than Black victims.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/media-black-victims_n_5673291.html

@Educator60

The autopsy report also showed the location of the wounds. Most of the wounds were to exposed areas of the body like lower arm and top of the head. Remember he was wearing a t-shirt, so there is a good chance he was shot at distance like the 3 witness claim. They said about 20 feet.

@bass4funk

Brown was definitely a thug who thought, F*** da police! He thought he was above law and could do whatever he wanted. Wrong move! Now I'm not on anyone's side, but with more of the evidence coming out, it looks, again, from the optics, it looks like the officer MAY have had reason to fire 6 shots. Regardless, the truth will come out sooner or later and until then, I will withhold my judgement until then.

Wow, I didn't know you read minds! You really know a lot about the personality and thinking of someone you never met before! Other than this recent incident, I don't believe there were any prior incidents of him saying f;&( the police or him being a thug. Stereotype much?

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Posted in: Second night of rioting after killing of black Missouri teen See in context

@Alex Einz

You said:

They are too illiterate to approach the authorities in the proper way and rather loot and riot ?

but you also said:

whats the rioting is for again?

LOL! The irony! You make no sense like that techno music.

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Posted in: Second night of rioting after killing of black Missouri teen See in context

@Alex Einz

Johnson said that Brown put his hands in the air and started to get down, but the officer kept shooting. So yes there is a lie already.

Seems you are wrong again!

Piaget Crenshaw, 19, said she was waiting for a ride to work when she saw a police officer attempting to place Brown in the squad car.

She then said she saw the teen, hands in the air, attempt to flee. Several shots hit Brown as he ran, Crenshaw said. She complied with a request that she give photos of the scene to authorities.

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Posted in: Second night of rioting after killing of black Missouri teen See in context

@oldman_13

Notice that, despite the media and the communities rabid desire for this to be about yet another evil 'racist white man' killing young blacks, there has been no mention of the race of the police officer that shot the teen? From what I hear, the police officer himself was black.

Any excuse for some of the ignorant masses to riot and loot.

Try became informed about the story.

Why would the community need to think it is about 'racist White man'? There were witnesses including Dorian Johnson? The community should already know the police officer's ethnicity because of the witnesses.

That police force only has 3 Black police officers. If it is one of the Black police officers then it would be easy for them to be identified putting their family in danger.

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Posted in: Read all about it: News you can wear See in context

I think there was quite a bit of potential with Google glass, but those with a lot to hide particularly their true behavior has killed that for the moment.

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Posted in: Will a summer vacationer bring back Ebola to Japan? See in context

I wonder about how many nations gain to profit from continuing to do business countries under quarantine.

Sierra Leone produces diamonds and Nigeria produces oil. It's no telling how many rare minerals these two nations possess.

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Posted in: Second night of rioting after killing of black Missouri teen See in context

It's kind of hard for any community to have trust in a system or process that has been proven to have historically discriminated against that group.

Research has shown that African Americans are given harsher punishments compared to Whites with similar circumstances in the Judicial system. Recent research showed the same thing happens in the Education system too.

Not to mention, the cases of judges connected to prison corporations specifically targeting minorities to be sentenced long term for profits.

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Posted in: Will a summer vacationer bring back Ebola to Japan? See in context

@Illyas

Guatemalans were intentionally infected with STDs.....

African Americans were intentionally infected........(Tuskegee experiment)

Jews were intentionally infected with various viruses and bacteria..........

You want to try again? Do your research before you post something from Wikipedia!

Don't forget the Japanese also infected the Chinese for experiments. Iraq and Syria was also condemned for biological warfare!

It is not too far fetch to believe a nation would start an international crisis at the expense of another country for their own gain. It's been going on for the past 600 years at least with West.

I would say Illyas is way off!

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Posted in: Obama, Republicans clash at heated health summit See in context

Odogma,

Isn't that the sort of 'biased' and 'hateful' reporting 'Faux News' would stoop to???

Where are your answers to my healthcare examples. Has Mitt Romney failed, was Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh lying about healthcare?

Your views about the healthcare debate doesn't seem to be steeped in reality.

It seems like I and adaydream are Obama and you and RomeoRamen are the Republicans at the summit.

Obama - real world facts and examples in the healthcare bill

Republicans - no answers just disagreement and excuses

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Posted in: Obama, Republicans clash at heated health summit See in context

RomeoRamen,

The affirmative action president came off like a spolied, petulant little brat that was upset because he wasn't getting his way.

Another excuse to justify for your own inadequacies. He became President because of Affirmtative Action not because the previous President ruined our country, took away most of Freedoms given to us by the constituion and lied to the entire World.

You must have seen the summit through Ramen bowl because the rest of the real world saw the Republicans....PAWNED! LOL

GOP party of NO

No answers No help No sense

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Posted in: Obama, Republicans clash at heated health summit See in context

Odogma,

I will address this to a much wider audience than merely trying to reply to someone like metaphile, who just plain refuses to face facts, not unlike the party he supports...

Real nice excuse to ignore my last three posts about real examples of Universal healthcare success by some of your favorite celebrities.(Romney,Beck and Limbaugh) Address a wider audience....yeah right. Who needs facts when we are talking about the real word?(sarcasm)

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