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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

> The far right are people who favor the terrorist and his manifesto, under the guise of freedom of speech.

Man, you have to focus on your writing. You may have something to say, but it’s sometimes hard to make it out.

“... favor ... under the guise of freedom of speech”? Wouldn’t “praise”, “support”, “defend” or “promote” be better?

Have it your way,

"the far right favor the terrorist and his manifesto, praising free speech."

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

You have to admit it was depressingly predictable that someone would come out with "the 1st amendment"

You Americans are amusing.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

@toastedheretic

Freedom of speech is not under attack, hate speech is.

Yes, I should have wrote "a mass murderer's right to hate speech." Not free speech.

@kiruspisu

And what is the basis for a "right to know" in relation to his hate speech?

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

@blacksabbath

In the US, the ban would be an struck down as a violation of our 1st Amendment right to free speech

How would that happen? In the US would Tarrant sue the Censor. Why would the courts allow it. A mass murderer's right to free speech. Why bother having a Censor.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

Those are just the maximum sentences for objectionable material in general....... It's not like NZders are being threatened with 10 years if they read the manifesto. That would be different.

And you can understand why the authorities don't want it shared.

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Posted in: Japan to use Ospreys for overseas rescue operations See in context

Do you think they will go into North Korea to rescue those who were kidnapped?

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Posted in: American man arrested over murder of wife at Tokyo Family Court See in context

Come on nothing justifies killing someone.

She wasn't attacking anyone at the time. No defense there legally or otherwise.

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Posted in: Osaka sued by ex-junior coach over 20% of earnings: report See in context

@inspectorgadget and comanteer

A parent can sign a contract on behalf of their child, but one the child legally becomes an adult and was not a signatory to that contract, is it still valid.

It would still be valid.

parents could sign their children into a lifetime of servitude.

Put that way such a contract would seem to be invalid because it would go against public policy.

And "indefinite period"? No such thing in any legitimate contract.

Right, the terms of a valid contract have to be sufficiently certain.

I too think there was probably no binding contract at all. Just going from the facts in the article.

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Posted in: In the aftermath of the mosque killings in New Zealand, there have been suggestions that the Canterbury Crusaders rugby union team change its name, in view of its historical religious connotations. What do you think? See in context

It's not political correctness. It would be a nice gesture......................

To put it in context their logo shows a knight with a sword and they have a show before the start of home games with "crusaders" on horseback with swords and mediaeval Christian esqe music.

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

@extanker

To blame one and exonerate the other is hypocritical

I did not intend exoneration of anyone here...............

Just the observation that different symbols come about because of different backgrounds.....

I don't know how to put it any simpler...............

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Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly killing taxi driver See in context

@gambare

Something seems fishy about this. Why Japanese would intend to go on a "crime spree" in a third world nation? They could go on a crime spree in Japan and make 100 times more money!

Anyway, Rip to the driver.

Such unique viewpoints. Fascinating.

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Posted in: Trump downplays white nationalism threat after NZ mosque massacre See in context

@toastedheretic

Mar. 16  08:16 pm JST

Perhaps the proponents of white nationalism should stop exporting the hatred. Bannon in Europe, amongst others

Terrorism is an ideology that knows no international boundaries.

Of course, but does this narrative not help the export of such an ideology?

It's a self fulfilling prophecy.

Just look at the headline

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after NZ mosque massacre

It makes the assumption there is such a threat even in NZ. Now people might believe it, and white nationalism gain traction as an ideology.

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Posted in: Trump downplays white nationalism threat after NZ mosque massacre See in context

So this article is trying to connect Trump and white nationalism and New Zealand. Well done.

Just keep it to the USA ok?

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

@extanker

You will find that different events happened in Asia to what happened in Europe, obviously. Hence the Nazi Party in Germany, no Nazi Party in Japan, massacre by Japanese Imperial army in China, when German Army did no such thing etc etc

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Posted in: Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia See in context

Just because the shooter gave coherent sounding reasons in his "manifesto", rather than being only some mad or suicidal person with no coherent story, does not mean we should treat him with any credence.

I do not think there is rising Islamophobia in New Zealand.

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Posted in: Mosque shooter a white supremacist angry at immigrants See in context

Above article

He was angry about attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. 

New Zealand is not Europe.

Do not import fake problems

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

@extanker

You didn't say why it would make a difference.

It's recognised as a symbol of Japanese wartime agression in any case.

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

The rising sun was only the symbol of the Japanese military,

Would it make such a difference that it was a symbol of the army and not a political party in the government? I am not sure what you are trying to say.

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Posted in: Gov't shelves bill on stricter copyright control See in context

Better not to pass the legislation if they found problems with it

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

Why would we unanimously vilify a swastika t-shirt but not a rising sun one, even though they are arguably both symbols of WWII aggressors / oppressors?

Because the rising sun flag is less well known in the Western world. He probably honestly didn't know.

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Posted in: Japan may ban visas, money transfers over S Korea wartime labor dispute See in context

@extanker

Well maybe those on both sides want to fight them.

But claiming reperations for a civil wrong at law is different from asking for money....

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Posted in: Japan may ban visas, money transfers over S Korea wartime labor dispute See in context

Raising tariffs? Why? Banning visas and wire transfers? As if. Childish. Does he want another war. Because it wouldn't stop there.

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Posted in: Japanese travelers avoiding Kyoto as number of foreign visitors continues to grow See in context

I think popular Kyoto temples and other sites would be still crowded without foreign tourists, but then again my standards of crowdedness are a lot lower....

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Posted in: Ghosn, family go for walk, trailed by media See in context

@schoepenhauer

Let him go out of Japan. People are not interested in Ghosn and the topic anymore. I do not want to see a court battle on this issue in Japan.

I don't know, it was your fellow countrymen who brought this case to court, obviously.......

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Posted in: The enemy within: Shadow of Japanese colonial rule hangs over S Korea See in context

@show

just seeing what happened only within the frame of present sense of ethics or values.

What's the problem of judging history with present day values? That it would make your country look bad? We are all aware that this happened in the past.

I would think it would be better to have a more detached view.

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Posted in: Banner showing 3/11 tsunami height hung at Shibuya’s scramble crossing See in context

It's nice to get a sense of scale of the tsunami but I'm sure it's not an easy thing to look at because it's so text heavy

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Posted in: Rights groups criticize Japanese gov't over bill on Ainu ethnic minority See in context

To those talking about NZ etc maybe you could look at already existing legislation and other systems in those countries regarding indigenous peoples and come back to us.............

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Posted in: Ghosn's children say he loves Japan See in context

Yes, and the nationalism card works for at least one commenter above

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Posted in: Japan proposes U.N. working group to tackle ocean microplastics pollution See in context

@Jessescheibel

Regarding the photo above, I have been to lots of beaches in my life, and I've never seen one that is even close to being as polluted as that one.

Seriously, folks. Does anyone really think that any beach is really as polluted as this one? Don't believe what you read, or what you see in a photo on the Internet, just because it happens to serve your agenda. Be skeptical.

You'd better believe it, in this instance at least. I was not exaggerating. And to accuse me of having some kind of agenda. Sounds like you have an agenda.

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

As the guideline may contradict the right to discipline guaranteed under the civil law to those with parental authority, the government will discuss whether the civil law will need to be revised.

Would there be a contradiction? The Civil Code provisions do restrict the "right" to discipline (懲戒権) to the extent that it benefits the child in educating them etc as necessary (ss820, 822).

The above discussed abuse would not fall into that category, obviously...

Or maybe it isn't so obvious (?)

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