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Posted in: Ghosn's aide Kelly stands high chance of acquittal: ex-prosecutor See in context

"Saving face" probably plays more into the MOJ decisions that the Japanese public tolerates. They shouldn't -- saving face is not reality or the truth.

Well the prosecutors have no interest in finding the truth, If they did than they would have realized how they have been used by the French and Nissan. At this point it is all about saving face, In all probability they will cut a deal with Kelly and let him go, will Kelly play along or not is the question.

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Posted in: Thousands of armed U.S. gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally See in context

All the lethal guns should be banned and replaced by non-lethal guns, that world work for both the pro, anti gun lobby, right ?

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Posted in: McGregor demolishes Cerrone in 40-second return to UFC octagon See in context

This inhuman sport should be immediately banned.

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Posted in: Skymark Airlines still using Windows XP See in context

The Windows Embedded POSReady was the last OS based on the Windows XP SP3, the support for this ended on April 9 2019, assuming the check-in terminal was running this OS or even Windows XP SP3 (support ended Jan 2016), than not that ancient.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

why can't some people admit that ghosn isn't exactly totally innocent here? he did do some shady things. did it rise to the level of imprisonment? no, but that doesn't mean he should rise to the level of martyr, either.

You don't get it do you, the public prosecutors have made him a martyr.. and ghosn is going to milk every bit of it...

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

 I am astonished to see that the majority of the comments support the fugitive crook. I am sad to see that the moral values changed negatively in today's world.

The crook is this medieval justice system, the moral values have expanded positively and as such the world can see who is the real crook.

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Posted in: Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates square off in debate See in context

And the only candidate (Tulsi G) who can fight Trump is kept out of the debate, great, as long they do this Trump will cruise easily. Just like last time, Trump is counting on the the Dems to keep the real candidate out of the nomination/debate.

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

Think the actual fight is between French government-Renualt and Ghosn, It was the french government which was pushing for a full merger, which would have allowed them more control of the merged companies, and Ghosn knowing that Nissan would fiercely oppose, proposed a holding company which would have allowed Nissan and Renault to operate as separate companies, wonder if the public prosecutors realize who was actually pushing for the merger.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

What is this, the mafia now?

Yep, the mafia medieval system, now exposed to everyone in all its glory.

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Posted in: Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S., Canadian officials say See in context

How many Iranians is Soleimani responsible for killing now? 32 squashed during his funeral march and 82 more, now we just need to count all those killed by the terrorist organization he helped too

Well Soleimani with the help of Russians was responsible for eliminating ISIS..and was aligning Iraq closer to Iran, think he was probably eliminated for the later.

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Posted in: Seeking justice: The legal risks facing Ghosn See in context

If the Japanese are serious about Ghosn, their only chance now is to have a bounty out for Ghosn and his helpers..

Well if they were to do so, they will cement their reputation as a mafia gangster legal system, do you have any idea what you are saying..

There is only one way for them to save face and show case to the world that they are not foreigner biased, and that would be to arrest Saikawa, Toyoda, Kawaguchi and give them the same treatment as Ghosn, that is the only way establish some credibility..

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Posted in: Trump retreats from threat to attack Iranian cultural sites See in context

They kill our people. They blow up our people. And then we have to be very gentle with their cultural institutions?”

Classic subterfuge, when has Iran killed and blown up Americans on US soil? Now if Iran had military based in Mexico and Canada, than those could be fair play for a retaliation of a retaliation.

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Posted in: Turkey detains 7, including 4 pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul See in context

He had an opportunity to expose any unfairness in court that would have been watched by the world..

And why do you think he was detained for 100 days and than the bail with those ridiculous conditions, he was never going to be allowed to expose anything, and why do you think the trial did not start even after 1 year, the prosecutors had everything before his arrest, so the trial should have started within 1-2 month of his arrest.

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Posted in: Turkey detains 7, including 4 pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul See in context

He also doesn't appear to care about the integrity of fellows Lebanese either.

Yeah right, talk about the integrity of the Nissan execs and the public prosecutor office.

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Posted in: Survey reveals 70% of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary See in context

Only when they reach a certain age. You can't explain verbally to a 6 month child that biting is bad

Guess you have no idea on how to raise a child, If nursing is proper than there should not be any biting, If the child is biting than there are many ways to subtly coach the child to not to bite, and screaming, threat of violence is a definite no no.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

He was happy enough to be subjected to the same justice system for 2 decades, the only thing that has changed is he has now been caught out.

A rat and pathological liar hiding in a box to escape justice says it all.

His lawyer should now face charges too, he was instrumental in the bail application. Throw him in the clinker in place of his client is what he deserve

And when was he subjected to this justice system prior to the all but illegal arrest, this direct face-to-face interaction happened only when he was arrested. By rats and pathological liars I assume you are referring to Saikawa and co, his lawyer will not face any charges, don't you understand your unique legal system.

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Posted in: Considering Veganuary? Take B12 and beware vegan junk, scientists say See in context

A vegetarian (not vegan) diet is the way, no vitamin deficiency in this diet. This vegan thing is basically to run down on vegetarian, and the lack of vitamin B12 in this diet is immediately highlighted as why not to switch to any kind of vegetarian diet.

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Posted in: Johnson talks with Trump, welcomes new lawmakers See in context

kurisupisuToday  07:00 am JST

Finally, a group of conservatives which now reflect the voting electorate!

Well a subset of labor voting electorate switched to conservative due to labor's radical left leanings, especially mass immigration policy, the idea of creating a vote back out of these immigrants did not work out as expected, as this election show cased a flashback by the locals.

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Posted in: Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticism of Muslim crackdown See in context

Well Mr Ozil, If you had criticized say the Turkish-Armenian situation than your Uyghur view point would have been well received. China is counting on your silence for anything islamist and that's how you will be categorized.

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Posted in: Johnson says he has won a big mandate for Brexit See in context

There's nothing democratic about first past the post elections when a candidate can win with less than 51% of the votes

Well's that's how democratic elections work in every democratic country, the candidate with the highest number of votes win, and the party or coalition  with 51% or more seats forms the government.

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Posted in: Abe cancels India visit amid Assam unrest See in context

India has their own illegal immigrant crisis

Yep, tens of millions of illegals (majority muslims), Modi has no option but to take hard immigration decisions. The protest is NE is though not due to this new citizenship rule.

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Posted in: Johnson says he has won a big mandate for Brexit See in context

It's just like I said. The majority of seats, but not votes.

The Cons together with the other pro-Brexit parties at the moment have 45.7% of the votes, that's less than the Leavers-who-must-be-obeyed got in the 2016 vote. That looks to me like the opposite of a powerful new mandate, more like another 'Oops, first-past-the-post doesn't reflect the Will of the People' moment.

The anti-Brexit/pro-Remain parties jointly have 50.9% of the vote. That's the Will of the People.*

Well democratic elections do not work like that, majority of seats is what counts, and those majority of seats are won by winning the highest no of votes for each of those seats. The candidate who wins the highest number of votes for the seat wins.. it's not like the loosing candidates combine there does not work that way in any democratic election anywhere.

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Posted in: Aussie PM breaks silence on 'troubling' smoke crisis See in context

The haze is only from the smoke of the bushfires, Indonesian farmers burn land every year the smoke goes as far as Singapore then disappears when the fires are extinguished,

Well that haze from fires in Indonesia affects Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and goes away when the fires burn out or the wind direction changes, further majority for these fires are peat fires which are not easily extinguished, this haze stays for weeks even months with the PSI level shooting into hazardous range. And yes these are not natural but man made fires, no relation to any CO2 styled climate change pseudo science.

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Posted in: Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018 See in context

In some countries such incidents are blown out of proportion while in others such incidents are simply not reported or subtly reported, kudos to Uber to reporting this kind of data.

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Posted in: Gunmen kill Japanese doctor, five Afghans See in context

However if you study the situation in Afghanistan, the time where the Taliban were in control (while not perfect) was a lot more peaceful than the current situation has been for the longest time. The Taliban are an interesting group often turning to violence to govern, however they left the general population relatively alone. It's once they were ousted that they became a lot more violent. That and the various leaders have all had their own philosophies about it, some more brutal than the others.It's kind of like the Yakuza in that they generally kept the other splinter groups in check.

And of you study the hard facts you will find out that the Taliban were created by the Jihadi pakistani military, and are all but state managed by them, every single terrorist act in Afghanistan carried out by Taliban is on behest of there controllers. This Taliban doesnot represet the true afghan fighters, they have been mostly been eliminated by them. It's no Yakuza but a brutal islamist organization.

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Posted in: White House says Trump won't participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing See in context

Keep on it.. this impeachment theatrics will all but guarantee trump's re-election.

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Posted in: China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out See in context

If you want to prosper, or maintain your standard of living, you have to find ways to actively and passively decouple from China and its global trade system..

Well that's what Trump is doing, Modi has also kick started this decoupling process, the B&R at one point will only be limited to the debt trap countries.

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Posted in: China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out See in context

Well more than two-thirds of the total value of trade between India and China consists of Chinese exports to India, now trade trade with lower or even no tariffs would be a disaster, maybe after a decade India will move towards laissez-faire, but at this point definitely not.

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Posted in: Probe ordered into 'industrial scale ' slaughter of Australian racehorses See in context

I just hope no animal suffers undue cruelty in the process..

killing a animal is cruelty enough.

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Posted in: Boeing wants it to fly, but travelers fear the 737 MAX See in context

These problems started to occur after Boeing started large-scale outsourcing of its manufacturing

Unfortunately this is not a manufacturing issue, had this been a manufacturing issue, it would have been easily fixed with the corresponding parts replaced free of cost by Boeing. This is a design issue and this is not out-sourced, permanently fixing the design issue will require one heck of ingenuity, any further issue with this aircraft..and it would be heading to the scrapyard.

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