By the way, all of these confused individuals, who are saying it was a forced confession in Japan, are conveniently ignoring the voluntary confession these morons gave on record to Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and various TV stations!
That's when the wheels started falling off the clown car! Ha ha ha!
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If you are a criminal before conviction, Why have a justice system anyway?
Let's just roll a dice to decide how many years you gotta spend in jail.
Ah, yes... Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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I see so many comments like “When they get out, they’ll get a fat paycheck from Ghosn”. My question is
Why on earth do you all think Ghosn is gonna give them a red cent? He paid em $1.3 million for the job. Deal’s done. Why would he throw more money at them, when he was clearly willing to let them twist in the wind for his sake?
“You did the job and got paid. You’re on your own.”
Yes exactly correct. They're getting zilch.
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a voice to capable of removing barnacles.
Ha ha ha fantastic.
I have some of his original art hanging on my wall and standing in my genkan.
Agree with all of the above wholeheartedly
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Um, Ghosn was yet to be tried for the allegations made, therefore it’s a bit rich to label him a criminal at his stage. If anything he’s an accused person.
That’s not hard to grasp right?
Once again a trial, a conviction or even a an accusation is not a requirement to be a criminal.
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Ghosn is yet to be convicted so the charge of ‘helping a criminal’ seems odd.
You do not need to be convicted to be a criminal. Why is this concept so difficult for people to grasp?
If you drive me to Lawson so I can rob the place, then you are helping a criminal. I'm not convicted either at the time you help me, but I am a criminal.
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But they didn't help a criminal, because Ghosn hadn't been convicted of anything. They helped a criminal defendant. Big difference.
A defendant can still be a criminal.
A criminal is a criminal regardless whether they have been convicted or not.
If convicted they are a "convicted criminal" and if not convicted or not even caught or known about then they are just a plain old "criminal".
If Ghosn is escaping the country without the legal authority to do so (no matter what our varied opinions of his innocence or guilt may be) I would imagine that it would be classed as criminal activity.
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Some of these comments are just bizarre! Some people seem to think these two morons were innocent.
They commited a crime and they ADMITTED their guilt in court (after also telling the world exactly what crime they had committed thru the media)
Trials really don't take so long when the defendants say "Yes, we did it."
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Japan still doing well in the count. UK had 52,000 new cases in a day. But everyone is back in the pubs there.
I have had first vaccine in UK and second in Japan. - so I'm very happy!
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Ghosn had better be paying them handsomely for this. US $5 million may be a good start once they are released in 2 years.
Why should he pay them anything?
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Maybe a Japanese prison is a piece of cake for these commandos?
These morons are a long way from being commandos.
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These two gungho twits deserve everything they get. Whether Ghosn is innocent or guilty is irrelevant.
They broke the law and then bragged about their "caper" to any magazine or TV program that would pay them a few more bucks.
They wanted the fame, attention and the money and now their paying for it. Couple of clowns.
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Cowards... Typical leadership in Japan, can't make a decision. No one prepared to put their knackers on the chopping block. Weak.
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Protect the perpetrator of this crime by not naming him, but perfectly fine for the name of the victim to be blabbed all over the media. Completely upside down rule mentality.
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After blabbing and showing off to magazines and media outlets all over the world, these two muppets could hardly deny what they did.
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"Activist Investor" is generally just a self styled name adopted by a "Corporate Raider" and designed to feel more PC to the business and media world . Still early doors at Olympus and we will see, but nobody should be fooled by (and everyone wary of) the AI moniker.
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Suwanose Jima has been going off for years, centuries actually. It's a very active volcano - the most active in Japan. I was down there in 2009 and it was going off then.
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As a Brit I am ashamed that this moron has Americanized us.
Give him the full prison sentence and the full fine and then kick him out - pikey!
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I’m all for LGBT rights. But even if same sex marriage is legal here, it’s still pretty hard to start a family. The dynamics in the bedroom just don’t really work on a biological level and adoption is a long drawn out process that can also be quite costly and the other options are astronomically more.
Although maybe drawn out, it seems to work fine for heterosexual couples who cannot have children on a "biological level".
Good luck to these two and Al other same sex couples. Very much hope they are allowed equality to the rights that heterosexual couples enjoy.
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Who says he was confused? Probably just a tragic compound of mistakes. I don't think age necessarily has anything to do with it. Plenty of very skilled older persons.
Incompetence can be at any age however, look at America!
My friend, a boar hunter in Hiroshima, had his license removed after he shot himself in the foot! In his 40's and incompetent. Now he just runs around the woods with a big hammer.
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and the people of color were always servants throughout it's entire history!
what would happen if any boy who is in line to the the throne of Japan says that he wants to get married to a woman of color?
In the Japanese context "woman of colour" would also include white?
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Tell that to the over 8,000 people who died!
Oh and you want to "compare", Taiwan has reported 10 total deaths from COVID.
While many countries around the world have had excess deaths during this pandemic (USA 500,000+, UK 100,000+, etc), Japan has not had an excess of deaths and in fact in 2020 had about 40,000 LESS deaths than in a normal year.
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In the US Army you get a medal for being potty trained, so being US Army Green Beret is really not all that much cop.
Nevertheless (despite what you see on TV) it's rare that that ex-special forces personel would puff their chests out and boast about their exploits to magazines and TV (even US ex-sf)
I should imagine that the US Army would be thoroughly embarrassed with these too clowns.
(By the way they nicked the green beret idea from the commandos, to who's skill and intelligence they have always aspired to but never reached.)
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Couple of special forces wannabes. They'll collapse under questioning like a 99 yen umbrella in a typhoon. Definitely special.
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It is clearly not a first world country with respect to criminal justice.
Ha ha ha... and America is? The US judicial system is a joke!
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Couple of gungho's that couldn't help but shout their mouths and show off about their exploits to TV, magazines, etc. Morons.
I have no idea what special forces unit that guy says he was in, but most special forces types are quiet, reserved and unassuming; and definitely a lot smarter than these two twits.
This clown was likely infantry cannon fodder and just has delusions of grandeur.
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Firmly believe since he first ran for president, that Trump is utterly unhinged and mentally ill psychopath.
The fact that a huge portion of the GOP have put party before country and enabled this madman is horrendous.
The Trump-is-God complex that many replublicans/far right nutters, are now brainwashed with could likely destroy the party. They just are as insane as Antivaxxers and Flat Earthers.
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Nah, the internet just makes it possible for us to read what's been happening all along. Japan is still the safest country I know of.
I think this is absolutely correct. This would not have even made the smallest section of the most local news reports in the middle class area of the USA I was living 3 years ago. It's a daily multiple occurrence there and would be publicly deemed the victims fault for not taking better care.
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