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Posted in: Trump tweets 'SEE YOU IN COURT' after appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban See in context

"To uphold and apply the law impartially ..."

Tell me, is what the President of the United States signs into law, a Law?

If, yes...then the courts should enforce it. If, no...then please explain why not?

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Posted in: Trump tweets 'SEE YOU IN COURT' after appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban See in context

Lot's of rhetoric against Trump...but HE IS THE PRESIDENT! And, a system is in place that gives rightful duties and obligations to each branch of Government.

Don't like Trump? So? I don't like Hillary...what do our "likes" have to do with the following of the Governmental system that is in place?

What Trump haters would like are "Leaders" that follow instructions from those being "Led". Leaders are either followed, or cease to be Leaders.

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Posted in: Japanese woman suing nursing school after being suspended because of her tattoo See in context

"Partially influenced by overseas celebrities...."

And THIS, says it all.

That the Japanese people, would be influenced in anything, by the "celebrities" that Hollywood puts out goes to manifest how far Japan is now beginning to stray from its honorable roots.

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Posted in: Trump tweets 'SEE YOU IN COURT' after appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban See in context

@Torafusu,

You responded, "... to check the half baked ideas of Trump's inexperienced millenial staffers (e.g. Miller) before they do much harm."

Tell me, do you usually respond with ridicule when confronted with a question of which you have no rational answer for?

Again, what is the responsibility and duty of the Judicial branch of Government in the U.S.?

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Posted in: Cleaner robot pulled from Fukushima reactor due to radiation See in context

"Oh, yes! And, we believe this because....????? "

We have the choice of neither believing it, nor disbelieving it. One can suspend judgement until a later time when new information or evidence would sway ones belief in either direction.

For instance, if someone claims that the exact number of people with the surname "Jones" in Boston is 500,381 I have the option of suspending my belief until further data is made available. I need not accept the claim, nor deny it.

To deny the claim that no radiation is leaking outside the reactor would entail that I have rational proof and reason to conclude that the claim is false. To merely deny that the claim is true, based on "feeling", is irrational. Even if the person making the claim is a liar...I need to know if the person is lying on this particular claim before I can rationally deny its validity.

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Posted in: Trump tweets 'SEE YOU IN COURT' after appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban See in context

Remind me again what is the proper place of the U.S. Judicial system?

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Posted in: Catholic church beatifies Japanese samurai See in context

MsDelicious,

What is "Messianic Judaism"?

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Posted in: Catholic church beatifies Japanese samurai See in context

YuriOtani,

Was Peter a follower of Christ? Of course he was. If, as you write, St. Peter founded the church, then it was a follower of Christ that began the church.

I do thank you for your important contribution to this discussion.

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Posted in: Catholic church beatifies Japanese samurai See in context

MsDelicious,

Would not have Christianity begun when Jesus was still alive and people began to follow Him?

Followers of Jesus make up the Christian movement, both while Jesus walked the earth, and after.

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Posted in: Asked about Putin, Trump says U.S. isn't 'so innocent' See in context

TakahiroDomingo,

Would you rather Trump hate Putin?

I don't get it....when Liberals "love" another it is supposed to be the "right" thing to do...but yet you turn around and use the very same line in a derogatory manner...why is that?

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Posted in: Catholic church beatifies Japanese samurai See in context

@Torafusu Torasan,

You wrote, "sorry but Japanese cosmology such as imperial family divinity is supposed to predate Jesus by several centuries. "

Agreed. But, if you look back at my post you would realize that I referred to the Christian God, as in the Father, and not the Son, who was incarnated in Jesus a little over 2000 years ago.

Moreover, Christianity asserts that NOTHING predates Adam. Whether the claim is true is another point...

@MsDelicious, You wrote, " I think the Jews were here long before Christianity. Look at the similarities in the Ark/Omikoshi, and the Outfits, arm and head bands that the imperial family and Shinto priests wear." EXACTLY my point. Christianity began with Jesus. The Christian God, of which both Jews and Christians worship is one and the same.

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Posted in: Would legalizing drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin drive the crime out of the business? See in context

Government has no rightful authority to regulate any drug. That they do in fact legislate what substances one may ingest speaks to the Governments unjust use and application of their authority.

With that said...there will always be crime.

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Posted in: Catholic church beatifies Japanese samurai See in context

Lonelygaijin,

Have you seen the original "Silence"? I have seen the original, but have not yet seen the Martin Scorcese version.

Some would argue that Christianity, at least monotheism in the sense of the Christian God, did not come to Japan in 1549 but rather that since the Japanese people themselves are descendents of the lost tribes of Judah, remnants of the Christian faith can be seen in numerous places in Japanese culture. I would suggest reading "Rediscovering Japan, Reintroducing Christendom: Two Thousand Years of Christian History in Japan" by Samuel Lee

If he is correct, then in 1549 the Romanist church reintroduced Christianity to Japan.

To be sure, this flies in the face of current cosmology that places mans origins somewhere in Africa.

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Posted in: Catholic church beatifies Japanese samurai See in context

Although I am not a Romanist...I do like to see credit given where credit is due.

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Posted in: Asked about Putin, Trump says U.S. isn't 'so innocent' See in context

"He is not lying. What he says is truth irrespective of his motives. So anyone opposing that fact is just blind brainwashed American."

AGREED. Is the killing of thousands of Japanese civilians with an Atomic bomb so innocent? The U.S. is just as evil as any other nation....only those blinded by misguided patriotism would claim otherwise.

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Posted in: Nip, tuck, lift and shape: Cosmetic surgery thrives See in context

Thunderbird,

You wrote, "Why on earth would Asian women want to look Caucasian?"

I wholeheartedly agree. Asian women in general, and Japanese women in particular are amongst the most beautiful women on the planet.

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Posted in: Rakuten CEO tweets Trump move to ban refugees makes him cry See in context

Seems to me, that if he would read the Quran for himself, and learn what Muslims are actually taught to believe, he would be more informed as to what ought be the appropriate action regarding followers of this religion.

(and that is about as "politically correct" as I can get...)

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Posted in: Rakuten CEO tweets Trump move to ban refugees makes him cry See in context

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”---Mark Twain

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Posted in: 'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura dies at 91 See in context

Rest in Peace, Nakamura-san. Awww, to remember the days of my youth! Endless hours spent playing...and then memorizing a "pattern" that would evade the Ghosts and allow me to rack up the Highest score. Lol!

Such fun times.

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Posted in: TEPCO spots possible nuclear fuel debris beneath Fukushima reactor See in context

Why is whining about what should've been done the usual response to News like this? The past is unchangeable(unless you're a Liberal revisionist) , so should not the discussion be about what we should do from this day forward?

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Posted in: Man attacks woman, steals her underwear as she walks home See in context

Seems to me, that an internet search for the video of the crime is almost sure to give results. Acts such as these, and most all acts nowadays....are always caught on camera for the world to see....either by bystanders, or allies of the perpetrator for later thrills.

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Posted in: Doll president See in context

Kawaii!! I WANT ONE!!!

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Posted in: Toyota to invest $600 mil, add 400 jobs at Indiana plant See in context

Thanks Mr. Trump!

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Posted in: Do you think that U.S. President Donald Trump can unify his country, in view of the massive protests against him and his disputes with mainstream media? See in context

@Bruin,

If, and only if, a vote counts as a vote, then regardless of ones education level, the most votes wins.

If, and only if, ones level of education would endow ones vote with more weight, then levels of education amongst voters would matter. Unless one is claiming that a more educated voter ought have more say-so than a voter less educated, then it is irrelevant what the education level of a voter would happen to be.

You write, "Mainly in that all people should try to learn more facts."____I agree. The point of the argument must then be WHAT is fact. Is it what the media promulgates? Is it found in a consensus?

Ultimately, unless one is personally involved with a particular matter, then an appeal to an authority must be made. How do we deal with the issue that what one person views as authoritative another disregards as specious?

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing girlfriend in love hotel See in context

Man chokes girl, man beats parents with bat, etc....

Seems to me, that when one is intent on killing any thing can be used as a weapon. (in this case, a thin cord)

Just punishment would be the taking of this criminals life.

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Posted in: 9-year-old girl beaten by man on way home from school in Yokosuka See in context

If, one assumes that no person commits an act for absolutely no reason at all...what could possibly have been the reason for this attack?

To be sure, the person is a lunatic, but..even so, if he derives some sort of perverted pleasure from hitting 9 year old little girls on the head...then "pleasure" was the reason why she was attacked. Could that have been it?

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Posted in: Do you think that U.S. President Donald Trump can unify his country, in view of the massive protests against him and his disputes with mainstream media? See in context

@bruinfan,

Of what relevance is it what the education level is of the voter if every vote is equal amongst citizens?

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Posted in: Do you think that U.S. President Donald Trump can unify his country, in view of the massive protests against him and his disputes with mainstream media? See in context

@bruin,

May I ask, why you would believe what the Pew Research organization trumpets as fact? (pun intended)

Note: I am not claiming it is not fact...I am making no claim at all! I am merely trying to understand why you believe them to be true.

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Posted in: Here's a kiss See in context

Absolutely beautiful.

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Posted in: Do you think that U.S. President Donald Trump can unify his country, in view of the massive protests against him and his disputes with mainstream media? See in context

Can Trump unite the U.S.? Can health live along side disease? Can good and evil coexist? Can light and dark be together? Can Truth live with a lie?

There will be no unification under Trump. (There will be no unification under ANY President.)

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