To each his own, eh?
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Yes that is sad, but it really isn't the point, is it? In this situation the murderer was an official of the state. His job entails arresting people to be brought before a court of law. We cannot give government officials permission to take away life. While this is indeed a racial issue, it is also an issue of power differential AND a constitutional issue. Many people think they can shrug off the killing of minorities because it is not their problem... not yet, anyway.
Intra-racial murder (and all murder) is horrific, but it is a problem of the people and it needs to be solved by the people. Government sponsored killing is a different form of violence.
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@fillmore. The article clearly addresses your concern. Go back and read it.
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Why would anyone here take a straightforward statement as being facetious? I'm sure you realize that we don't know your personality traits, can't see your facial expressions, and can't hear the tone of your voice.
To everyone posting here, we are an email international community, and not all native English speakers. Just say what you mean.
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Yeah, but only if you intend it as sarcasm. Some people speak straight. This expression is used appropriately here, in my opinion.
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I agree with Citizen Smith. Stopping in those side lanes is highly dangerous, especially in these days of distracted driving. I'd never do it unless I absolutely had no other choice.
Also, turn your lights on when it rains!!!
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It's a sad story, for sure. I wonder what prison will accomplish in this case though.
Also, what do you mean by people commenting to spite you?
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Seth and everyone else, honest question: Are streaming services "fleecing" us? Should we not pay to be entertained? It seems that the advertising model is dying out, so how else does content get paid for?
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Billionaire corporations speaking at a human rights council... I guess everyone is entitled to free speech, but it's obvious that all these corporate bodies care about is money, not human rights. And where does their power come from? Selling coffee and desserts? How does that give them any moral authority? Vandalism is most likely not the answer, but it certainly is an understandable reaction by a "little guy" to a behemoth who is actively trying to take away their rights.
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What about using your keitai's map app? Not typing in information, but having it open and on display. Surley that will be allowed.
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Crazy stuff. Imagine a world in which people are able take a holiday anytime during the summer... Nah, impossible... except in basically every other country in the world.
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One third coming to Japan! I hope this can lead to warmer relations between the two countries.
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I bet she was using her cellphone while driving. I see it all the time while cycling. Horrible.
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It's a low carb life for me!
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Man, could he write songs - beautiful, depressing songs. I've always wondered that if he could have overcome his depression... I dont know... could you imagine happy tunes by this guy? What a wonderful thing they would have been to hear.
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I get the hostility toward the Japanese criminal justice system, but given its heavy-handed methods, it still doesn't mean that Ghosn is innocent of any of these crimes. He's being charged with funneling a massive amount of money from the company to his family. Sounds like something that needs to be investigated to me.
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Bass for Funk,
Maybe you don't know, but it is Congress's job to apportion money and the executive's job is to see that that money is effectively spent in the way that Congress intended it as written in the law. In America the president's veto power gives him the power to sway how the money is apportioned, but to demand money is not really in the job description.
If Trump wants money for the wall, let him build a coalition that will pass a regular bill that funds the needed money. Let him keep making the case under normal Congressional procedure, not try to attach it to the government funding bill. He's hostage taking.
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Trump can't win because he's boxed himself into a corner. Aynthing he does seems fesperate and foolish at this point. When will the sanate grow a spine and bust open the investigation?
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Hi Scrote: Yeah, but imagine if it was enforced. What do you think about it helping the concept of the virtuous inflation cycle?
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What do you think of this idea:
If the BOJ wants inflation and there is the nationwide problem of too much overtime, why don't they force companies to pay properly for overtime work. Employees would have more money and the companies would have to raise prices to compensate for the extra salary expenditures. There's your virtuous inflation cycle. Any comments are welcome.
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