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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

And people wonder why nobody takes seriously any of the official apologies of Japan for its rape of Asia.

Actions speak louder than words.

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Posted in: Woman raped on Philadelphia train as bystanders did nothing, police say See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  01:49 pm JST

 so it is safe to just not get involved rather than to get hit with a possible lawsuit.

In big cities people are probably more worried about getting shot than sued. 

Exactly. Not to mention that all 50 states and the District of Columbia have “Good Samaritan” laws that provide some level of protection from lawsuits when acting to help others in distress.

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Posted in: Biden says democracy survived Capitol riot because of police See in context

JimizoToday  12:32 pm JST

> Yes, the usual whataboutery from the usual suspects is on show. Tediously predictable. 

Trump clearly pandered to the ‘poorly educated’ to use his own words, and these low grade morons actually swallowed his stolen election conspiracy theory. They were egged on by frauds preying upon the slow and the mentally unstable. 

An awful day for a fine country. A pity the dregs of that great country hit the headlines.

Well stated.

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Posted in: Biden says democracy survived Capitol riot because of police See in context

It is simply amazing that anyone who claims to have any love or patriotism for the US can make excuses for the insurrection that Trump stoked.

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Posted in: Biden says democracy survived Capitol riot because of police See in context

WolfpackToday  10:30 am JST

> The problem with this argument is that the veteran was not directly threatening the life of anyone. There wasn’t a single politician in sight and she was not even armed. Trespassing, a misdemeanor, isn’t a good excuse for shooting someone who is unarmed.

You forgot the part about her being at the head of an unhinged mob of insurrectionist Trump supporters. That’s some rather important context that you have omitted in your attempt to minimize what happens on January 6.

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Posted in: Biden says democracy survived Capitol riot because of police See in context

The none of the insurrectionists had their due process rights violated. A judge recently found that one of the insurrectionists had their civil rights violated, but it’s absolutely unrelated to due process rights.

*A federal judge on Wednesday held top officials at the Washington, D.C., Department of Corrections in civil contempt, after ruling they violated the civil rights of a U.S. Capitol riot defendant *by impeding his access to medical care.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-judge-says-dc-jail-violated-civil-rights-jan-6-defendant-2021-10-13/I

Always fun when people post links that refute their own arguments.

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Posted in: Woman raped on Philadelphia train as bystanders did nothing, police say See in context

Sickening that nobody intervened.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists See in context

*Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians gathered in Rome to stand up against rising fascism Saturday, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the headquarters of Italy's most powerful labor confederation while protesting a COVID-19 certification requirement for workplaces.*

Look at all of those antifa standing up to right wing racism in those photos. Amazing!

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Posted in: Biden says democracy survived Capitol riot because of police See in context

Biden is correct. The Capitol Police did an amazing job against the insurrectionist mob of Trump supporters.

Imagine supporting or defending a guy who encouraged his supporters to interfere in our electoral process. To support a guy like this, you must really hate America and it’s democratic institutions.

None of the insurrectionists have had their due process rights violated because the authorities who have arrested them have gone by the book.

Not releasing evidence to the public SOP when prosecutors are building a case. This means that even if there is footage from inside the building that we haven’t seen, it’s not because of some nefarious plot by Pelosi to get the insurrectionists. Heck, those people got themselves when they went crazy posting photos of themselves committing treason on the liberal social media platforms they hate so much

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Posted in: Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection See in context

BlacklabelToday  02:17 pm JST

his economic policies that led to job creation, lowered unemployment and increase home ownership (bought my 1st home when he was President)

he also decreased the deficit and even had a surplus. 

Also his immigration policies that prevented illegal immigration and put legal immigrants and US citizens first.

Appreciate the answer.

Too bad he was followed by Bush II who tanked the economy, increased budget deficits and the national debt, and ruined Clinton’s immigration policies.

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Posted in: Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection See in context

BlacklabelToday  01:47 pm JST

still my favorite president ever.

Why?

> Hope he gets well soon.

Agreed.

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Posted in: Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection See in context

bass4funkToday  01:33 pm JST

In Japan, all the people can afford healthcare, 

That is not necessarily true.

Anyone with any actual experience dealing with the Japanese healthcare system knows it is affordable for everyone.

> At least many of us that can afford it have some of the best and best choices of doctors and healthcare facilities.

Yes, at least. Too bad we are Americans so don’t go for at least, we go for all. We are also meant to support those weaker/less fortunate than us, but I guess they wasn’t taught in every school or by every parent.

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Posted in: Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms See in context

BlacklabelToday  11:44 am JST

Only now, the narrative is that it is a problem if you vote against this. Was perfectly ok when Biden (and Schumer) did the same.

Who said it was perfectly okay for Biden and Schumer to do this?

You seem to be claiming that it’s not okay for Democrats to voter against raising the debt limit, but it is for “conservatives” to do so. Not surprising.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy says personnel who refuse vaccine will be expelled See in context

Good. Live with the consequences of your choices.

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Posted in: Killed on Zoom: Dad held after toddler finds gun, shoots mom See in context

An unloaded firearm is worthless beyond a blunt object in a self defense situation. Unloaded meaning, obviously, there are know rounds in the firearm. This mean you would have to retrieve both your firearm and the magazine or clip before you can be the good guy with a gun.

https://www.nssf.org/safety/rules-firearms-safety/

Some will argue that carrying a firearm means you are using it. For what? Exercise? Intimidation?

This situation is further evidence that your birthday and a background check (IG from a licensed seller only) shouldn’t be the only qualifications for purchasing or owning a firearm.

By the way, I own multiple firearms. I’ve also undergone extensive training in the safe handling, usage, and storage of firearms. This training was not a requirement to purchase any of my firearms.

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Posted in: Taiwan tensions raise fears of U.S.-China conflict in Asia See in context

Samit BasuToday  06:54 pm JST

Japan is helping to preserve peace in Asia by refusing the US the right to launch military interventions out of Okinawa,

Cite? You typically use facts, but you do have an anti-Japan bent and this assertion doesn’t accord with my understanding.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after falling from 25th-floor balcony in Osaka See in context

JoeintokyoToday  12:36 pm JST

> So you didn't give me the one up vote?

I did to be ironic.

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Posted in: Fire leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan See in context

Tragic.

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Posted in: Taiwan tensions raise fears of U.S.-China conflict in Asia See in context

Fighto!Today  04:49 pm JST

Never, ever trust China. They desperately want Taiwan - FACT. And have shown through their extreme warlike behaviour theyll do anything to take it. 

The West, AUKUS and QUAD will be there and ready if the Communists start anything. Ready for peace - Prepared for war.

Wow.

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Posted in: Taiwan tensions raise fears of U.S.-China conflict in Asia See in context

Lmao! Yes, the world’s two largest economies that are inextricably intertwined will get into a shooting war.

Look globalism keeping the peace.

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

SophiaHernandezToday  12:22 pm JST

> knives cut and stab, cars go places and acid burns things. did I miss anything?

Yes, a lot. I’m fairly certain it was willful though as you’re trying to ignore the myriad other uses of those things because it undercuts your simplistic argument.

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Posted in: 'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions See in context

bass4funkToday  12:06 pm JST

Do conservatives here support the law as it's written? Including rape and incest?

There is always and exception to the rule.

Not for this law. Do you support this law as it’s written?

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Posted in: Man kills 5 people with arrows in Norway See in context

It’s amazing how many people lack the ability to understand that had this guy had a firearm, he would have done even more damage.

These same people also think firearms have the same range of utility as knives, cars, and acid.

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Posted in: U.S., Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran See in context

bass4funkToday  11:09 am JST

> When did Iran bring democracy, women rights and racial equality into the forefront?

When was the last time Iran invaded another country or bulldozed the territory of other’s? Hint: Long before the US and Israel have recently.

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Posted in: 'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions See in context

bass4funkToday  10:30 am JST

Well, Texas made its decision, so if women as so bent on wanting to get an abortion, just go to a state that allows it, the people in Texas overwhelmingly have spoken.

A “near majority” supporting a law is not the people overwhelmingly supporting that law.

https://www.texastribune.org/2019/06/19/near-majority-texans-favor-outlawing-abortion-after-six-weeks-ut-tt/

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Posted in: Jan 6 committee subpoenas former Justice Dept lawyer See in context

bass4funkToday  09:31 am JST

> None of them will be in over a year, I assume less given the fact that their rights were violated.

You have provided zero evidence of rights being violated. Even if there is evidence, it hasn’t been determined by a court that their rights were violated.

The DOJ can’t even definitively state what the main charge is. Wait until these people lawyer up.

Ypu really should leave the legal analysis to people who know what they are talking about.

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Posted in: Jan 6 committee subpoenas former Justice Dept lawyer See in context

Hold everyone involved in this attempted insurrection accountable fo the fullest extent of the law.

Interesting fact: None of the Trump supporting traitors had there due process rights violated. There will be no viable civil lawsuits from these traitors. This is some fantasy that’s floating around the “conservatives” bubble and repeated by the collective.

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Posted in: 'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions See in context

The lengths “conservatives” and republicans will go to force their values on others is astounding. They don’t hesitate to use the government to do so.

Compete and utter hypocrites who care for constitutional rights when applied to themselves.

Foul.

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Posted in: U.S., Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran See in context

BDS the human rights abusing Israeli regime.

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Posted in: Death threats, lawsuits: COVID experts targeted See in context

Attacks by the right and right wing media on science. Nothing new here.

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