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Posted in: Girl's cry for help in school questionnaire shown to abusive father before her death See in context

Heads need to roll of all those involved in Mia's request for help. No amount of apologies and bowing heads will cut it. It was very clear from an early stage Mia's life could be in danger but the system, no not the system, the people supposed to do their jobs and protect her, were totally useless and irresponsible failing to take proper action. Now all I can do is pray for the child's soul.

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Posted in: Do you think Nissan's sales will suffer as a result of former chairman Carlos Ghosn's prolonged detention in Japan? See in context

The word of the Ghosn affair does get around, not just about what he allegedly did, but also how Nissan dropped him and gave him an additional kick when he was down and then how the justice system is treating him, failing to properly charge him and deny him proper legal counsel. That all is news and few people will miss that. It influences the choices they make. Nissan might soon return to the pre-Ghosn days.

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Posted in: Japanese crab fishing boat seized by Russia See in context

Without further details it is hard to say whether the fishing vessel was actually in Russian territory, but Russia has no qualms about illegally seizing foreign ships.

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Posted in: Many boats likely from N Korea left neglected on Sea of Japan coast See in context

Local residents and authorities want the boats removed as they are an eye-sore that affects tourism,

Of course. The concrete blocks are much more attractive than the hand built wooden craft that have a story to tell.

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Posted in: Lavrov asks why Japan only country in world that can't accept results of World War II See in context

It's time for Lavrov to retire to an asylum where he'll enjoy a more understanding audience with his lectures.

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Posted in: Moscow says Japan must recognize all Kurils as Russian See in context

A compromise should be reached, but the Russians are unreliable, untrustworthy negotiators who have only made empty promises and flip flopped on the issue. A peace treaty is not coming in the foreseeable future.

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Posted in: Chinese court sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling as diplomatic row deepens See in context

Kangaroo court.

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Posted in: Trump walks out of talks on shutdown; calling meeting 'total waste of time' See in context

I need a tutorial on how to quote and post :-(

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Posted in: Trump walks out of talks on shutdown; calling meeting 'total waste of time' See in context

Asked what Trump had gained by walking out of the talks, Pence said: "I think the president made his position very clear today: that there will be no deal without a wall."

That was not an answer to the question. Actually Trump gained nothing.

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Posted in: Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable,' says Xi See in context

I call this clear aggression. Xi is really blowing himself up, full with hostile confidence. Looks a bit like a blow fish too. Wants it all, thinks he owns the world. A danger to world peace.

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Posted in: Two arrested over London airport drone disruption See in context

I hope the perps will be put away for a long time.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

The way prisoners are treated in this country stands in stark contrast with the picture Japan is trying to paint by hosting olympic games and another world exposition. Prisoners whatever the crime are humans and have the right to be treated as such. Denying sanitary amenities, exercise and at least a minimum of comfort resembles middle age conditions and in this age I consider that state condoned behavior that borders on the criminal. This case in question (Ghosn) is a good opportunity for the developed world to have a close look at what is going on here and it raises the question "Is Japan one of those?"

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Posted in: Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn: Did he fall or was he pushed? See in context

Whether he was pushed or given a little nudge, he fell by his own actions.

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Posted in: Egyptian ex-sumo wrestler suspected of driving again without license See in context

Driving without a license in illegal.

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Posted in: Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters See in context

A Yangon court on Monday found them guilty

A kangaroo court

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

It is incomprehensible the parents (read: 2 people) forgot about the whereabouts of the one-year old child, unless they were under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. A baby, a toddler, a child is always on the mind of the parents in my book.

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Posted in: Trump hits back at LeBron James over racial division comments See in context

James described Trump as a "bum" following the furor.

Apt description, but a bit too polite? Trump the bum, sounds good. Come on Trump, keep your lovely tweets showing your intelligence coming. We cannot wait to see your daily updates showing how much you know about the world, diplomacy, relations, respect, governing a nation - the list goes on. It would be really entertaining if we eliminate the fact this clown in the WH divides a country, fuels hatred, was given the power to do this by an (unsuspecting, equal minded?) electorate that one of these days is going to be very sorry about the choices they made.

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Posted in: Trump trash-talks restaurant that asked his press secretary to leave See in context

Trump is a liar.

He is. He can't help it, it is his nature.

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Posted in: Illegal immigrant parents not facing U.S. prosecution for now; Trump, congresswoman clash See in context

"Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable,"

The dude is nothing more than a boor in a suit with a long tie, orange hair, a loud mouth and a twitter account.

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Posted in: U.S. military may house immigrant children; Melania's jacket causes stir on border visit See in context

The message was intentional.

It sure was, but its meaning was not as most posters and others believe it to be. Melania is clearly turning her back on the administration and its actions against immigrants and that includes her disapproval of her husband. "I really don't care" what you think of my actions, I disapprove of you, I hate the separation of children from their parents as I have said before. I hate the way these immigrants are treated and that's my opinion and I don't care what you think of that. [But probably you are too dull to get that thru your heads]

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Posted in: Sessions cites bible to defend separating immigrant families See in context

Devout Christian Sessions now openly quotes his favorite handbook, the Bible, to justify inhumane policies. This administration is sinking deeper and deeper.

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Posted in: U.S. attorney general curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence See in context

Despicable elf.

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Posted in: What do you think will be the outcome of Tuesday's planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? See in context

Trump still has no clue what politics mean in the real world. He thinks he is the big negotiator, the great deal maker. Well what he is up against is not another business deal. He is up against a shrewd adversary supported by an ever shrewder powerful leader. He has no plan, no strategy only his seat of the pants routine. Await his next tantrum spiced with lies, his specialty, on twitter.

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Posted in: Giuliani says Trump forced N Korean leader Kim to beg for summit See in context

Rudy is a conservative.

Idiot is now a synonym for conservative. What comes out of the mouth of this 'conservative' makes me want to puke.

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Posted in: Trump tariffs on U.S. allies draw retaliation threats See in context

Who elected this bafoon?

Uhh, buffoon with respect, not respect for the buffoon but for the unintended error :)

But to answer the question. Surely those with integrity, character and intelligence.

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Posted in: Woman killed, others injured after 90-year-old driver hits pedestrians near Tokyo See in context

Shooting lights about to turn red is a national driving habit here.

It's become a national disease, and it has progressed to running red lights as a matter of course. I witness it multiple times daily. Not enforcing traffic rules is sowing the seeds of serious trouble. When I stop for a yellow light drivers behind me get mad.

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Posted in: Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people See in context

Is it cowardice, fear, impotence, ignorance, lack of respect for human lives that prevents legislators, those elected to protect the people, their own people outlawing the possession of lethal weapons, weapons that are produced and distributed for one reason only which is to kill and maim to act and take a stand and put an end to willful murder? Is it greed, stupidity that stimulates inactivity to finally put an end to the carnage? Is this the way of a modern nation that prides itself on its freedom and democracy but which are just a mirage that divides this nation that has not succeeded in freeing itself of the notion that guns in the home are a necessary remnant of its wild west days when guns were as omnipresent as a coffee jug? Does this nation lack the capability to protects its own citizens, does it not have a police force, means of defending its own people, government the people can rely on and trust, an FBI, a CIA? If the answer is NO, than yes, humor the NRA, the archaic 2nd amendment, the arms industry and those who profit by it. If the answer is YES, but we want our toys then that is an indication of a very sick society. A society, a nation that wants to be an example to the world but one that cannot keep its own house in order. A nation that has come to terms with sacrificing its own people to interests of greed, stupidity and ignorance. Picture the image of making America great again.

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Posted in: China says military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan See in context

Communist China under its dictators wants hegemony in the region. It's their obscene lust for power and control which is driving them.

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Posted in: Man arrested over 7-year-old girl's murder See in context

At this moment we do not know if it was a premeditated murder, but there is no doubt  that only an evil mind is capable of killing an innocent defenseless child. Swinging for it seems too lenient - is there a justifiable way to make him pay for his crime?

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