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Posted in: China coast guard enters disputed waters in East China Sea See in context

The Senkaku cannot be intelligently referred to as "disputed" just because one, totalitarian, aggressive state wants it. It is the Senkaku islands. Why this article refers to the islands repeatedly in CCP vernacular is beyond me. The powers that be might as well start referring to all of Ukraine as a "disputed" territory because Putin wants it.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan urgently needs to strengthen its military See in context

There is some intriguing aspect to the reality that the Japan, formerly belligerent and in possession of the most powerful and effective military in Asia, must once again develop an overwhelming powerful military if only to fend off the unmitigated and dangerously capricious militarism of Putin, the CCP, and North Korea.

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Posted in: Taiwan tells China that armed confrontation 'absolutely not an option' See in context

Taiwan is not China's business. Taiwan is Taiwan's business. When the dictatorship known as the CCP decides to surrender to the will of the people and make China a democracy, a democracy that may decide that the Communist Party has no more role in China... and might be taken to task for its autocratic rule of China, then can reasonable minds discuss if Taiwan wants to be involved in the governance of China or remain a separate, sovereign nation.

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Posted in: 3 charged over death of 37-year-old man who was handcuffed and confined at home See in context

His woes are at an end.

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Posted in: Over half a million yen in cash comes floating down river in Toyama See in context

Classic revenue stream.

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Posted in: Biden talks gun control, extremism with New Zealand's PM See in context

I am an inveterate supporter of the 2nd Amendment... because it is the law.

The US, in a generalized senses, values gun ownership more than children. That's the outcome of the math when depersonalized. I do not like that outcome. But the law is the law. It must be changed constitutionally, something I do not support, or accepted. Society must take gun ownership more seriously... and figure out why people are shooting so many others.

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Posted in: What are your views on parents hitting their young children as a means of punishing or disciplining them? See in context

If your child endangers themselves or others, spank them. When they can understand language or reason use language or reason. Simple.

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Posted in: Report: Draft opinion suggests U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe See in context

Unmitigated, party-politic hypocrisy.

There is zero mention of concealed carry permits in the constitution, but I have no problem with shoe-horning it in there. But claiming that a woman cannot choose to have an abortion because it is not mentioned in a document that in its original form did not permit women to vote? Balderdash. Strict constructionist are only strict when its in the interest of their gods or pocketbooks... which basically means their slavish constituency. If I can be proud to constitutionally carry, the concept of which exists nowhere in the twenty-seven words of second amendment, I think there is room in-between the US doctrines of life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and the establishment clause for a woman's right to an abortion.

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Posted in: Ukraine prepares for defense of Kyiv as Russians try to encircle capital See in context

Enough with the bs. A country called Russia has invaded a country called Ukraine. It is war by Russia upon Ukraine for no justifiable reason except Putin's ill-informed ego. Its evil, desperate, and embarrassingly executed.

Russia's leader's waning relevance precipitated this misguided and evil action of political hubris to bolster domestic Russian politics. People, Ukrainians and Russians, are dying because of the whims of Putin and his yes-men. That is disgusting. Were there a hell, there would be justice. Instead, we must stand fast against such bitter, shameful degradation of the human condition.

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Posted in: Object found in the Milky Way 'unlike anything astronomers have seen' See in context

Of course, it is likely a natural event. Still, it is inappropriate to outright and categorically dismiss other entities at work... which could be using a natural object as a beacon or such. Still... I am going with the Red Dwarf theory... we are smegged if they find out we have vindaloo...

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Posted in: North Korea calls for troops' greater loyalty to Kim See in context

Tens of millions of people malnourished and underdeveloped with permanent physical consequences because of this dictator. A hell on Earth made possible by the CCP and Russia. And no political will outside to really put the screws to dictators and those who snuggle them. Hard, clear lines are so unpleasant for short-term business interests... but corporate interests don't run the world... oh, wait... [knock on the door in the night]

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Posted in: Prince Andrew asks U.S. court to dismiss 'baseless' sex case See in context

And even if it was a criminal matter in a jurisdiction proper and all else was covered, why on earth should any form of assault not have a statue of limitations of three-or-so years? Pretty much everything does in the US... except sexual assault. Why the exception? Toll the statute at age 18. If no suit is brought by 21 or three years from the event, it should be barred... like every other form of assault. Wait twenty years or more, wait forty and have no witnesses left and the purported deviant already dead while one sues the estate. Rediculous.

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Posted in: Prince Andrew asks U.S. court to dismiss 'baseless' sex case See in context

The age of consent in England is 16. She was at least 16 when and if she had sex with the prince. One cannot sex it up in one jurisdiction then run back to the USA and claim one was underage. So this is not an age/pedo issue unenlightened readers. Assuming you read beyond headlines. And since it is not a criminal matter... what the hell is going on? "I want damages for a crime that has not been proven by criminal standards because if it had happened in the US I would have been underage?"

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice' See in context

But... he is not a lawyer yet, right? Even if he took the New York State Bar his July, results will not be out for weeks... The money issues do not add up. Either she is already loaded or he has a secret source to pay for NY rent etc... A newly-licensed lawyer (which he is not yet, unless I am mistaken) could not afford rent in anything more than a studio if paying for food, etc. Anyone know what is actually going on economically?

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Posted in: Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing girl in 1965 See in context

I have no understanding why sexual assault is different from some-one-beat me almost to death, ripped out one of my eyes, and carved a swastika into my posterior assault. Three year statute of limitations at best. Only exception is if you are under 18... then a three year statute triggered once you are an adult. Anything else is a scam used to fleece or denigrate people when any witness is already dead and any evidence is too late to acquire.

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Posted in: Bear alert hits softball at Olympic Games opener See in context

So the Bad News Bears finally made it to the Olympics...

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Posted in: China sanctions U.S., Canadian citizens in Xinjiang row See in context

Any country doing business with the CCP and any country that does business with countries that do business with the CCP should have stopped doing so in 1989. Any failure to do so means that the politicians and populace of said countries want an evil dictatorship to rule the world. Can it be put more clearly?

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

So... the article states that technically "bail jumping" is not a crime... but that the prosecutors claim they have enough evidence to convict... of something that is technically not a crime.

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Posted in: U.S., China spar with rare harsh public rebukes in first in-person talks of Biden presidency See in context

Finally a US administration that is willing to advocate against the CCP's political evils instead of smiling and passing the buck on through tariffs to the US consumer.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

Ew. That is gross-looking.

And how appropriate, they gave him his favorite paper to wipe his backside with...

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Posted in: New documentary paints disturbing picture of Woody Allen See in context

Another lurid attempt to make money off of long dead allegations that were worthless than and more so now. But the public appetite for damning gore, however hokey, disproven and malicious, is bottomless...

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of woman in alley See in context

Sadly, the Japanese criminal system will not come close to seriously punishing this heinous act of violence. Being stressed, angry, or drunk are somehow mitigating factors. Ridiculous.

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Posted in: Marilyn Manson faces LA sheriff investigation after abuse allegations See in context

Disgusting. Ten-year-old allegations from a consensual relationship. "Brain-washed" ... Disgusting that people take this seriously, let alone prejudge. Attention-wanting hack.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court allows extradition to Japan of Ghosn escape aides See in context

Since the charging documents, which few here seem to be familiar with but are public information, rely upon a statute, the letter of which these people have not broken, and in a fantasy realm where they did, carries a less-than-three year maximum penalty, this is almost certainly bad-money-after-mediocre-money face-saving techniques by a prosecution that never thought they would have to put their facts in the public domain. Everyone reasonable knows how this ends... foreigners don't confess to crimes they have not done... The scrutiny this case has put the Japanese prosecutorial system to is lamentable... but there is no system in the hierarchy for backing out.

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Posted in: Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison See in context

The dock of the Moscow court has one exit that leads directly to jail without exception. The authorities never saw the need to send someone anywhere else...

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Posted in: Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison See in context

Permit me to distill that post down to its core...

"Putin controls everything [in Russia]."

On a side note, if Putin cannot control it, it goes to jail for one of the following reasons based on a roll of a four-sided die: 1. Tax Evasion 2. Tax Evasion 3. Embezzlement 4. Refusing to Shut Up

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Posted in: Man to be extradited to Japan for aiding Ghosn's escape accuses U.S. of 'betrayal' See in context

Nothing to do with immigration controls. The extradition is based on charges under Article 103. Only a tortured interpretation of the law would permit conviction... which is why the US court's deference to the extradition request is lamentable. Make no mistake, a Japanese court will have no problem convicting them because of the attention to the case and the foreignness of the "culprits" ... they did not harbor a person on the run from the law who had recently committed a crime, and they did not help a convicted criminal escape from jail. There is really no other use for this law. It is a farce but so is much of the façade of the Japanese legal system. They will never get confessions from these people (notably because they would be perjuring themselves to confessing to having committed a crime they did not). There is a hole in the Japanese legal system that needs to be patched. But can't let a little hole in the legal system prevent the prosecution when so much pride is on the line...

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Posted in: Yamaha introduces updated V6 offshore outboards for 2021 See in context

Nice! Tough to beat these bad boys for power and reliability.

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Posted in: Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force See in context

Zaphod,

Trump and his supporting Republican party have expressly supported the CCP, Putin, and North Korea. Not much to write about there. Not quite sure what you are talking about "swamp-wise" ... Trump-based nepotism, pardoning of felons lying about his Russian control, etc... sounds pretty swampy to me. Biden and the democrats suffer from an unwillingness to wield power when granted it. They get it, they apologize, and then they fritter it away. Disgusting. The democrats are weak apologists. The trumpettes and Republicans want nothing less than fascism. Like christians, communists, muslims or neo-NAZIs. Pay attention. The CCP is evil, Putin is evil, dictators are evil, people who lie about democratic elections are evil. Your party does not matter. Europe, America, and Japan have underwritten the evil that is the CCP or Putin. Deal with it.

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Posted in: Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force See in context

The democratic party is crap. But at least they might try to stand up to the CCP in a way more significant than Trump's weak-sauce "pass-tax-onto-americans" approach. The Republican party bailed on Taiwan long ago in favor of cheap products... same with Japan and Europe. The pity is, while Taiwan is all that is good left in the governance of China and democracy and the CCP is possibly the most evil entity in the world, Taiwan's failure to declare independence is lame. Worse than Scotland's.

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