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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

Why don't they mention the name of the school?

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Posted in: Canada defends arrest of Huawei exec as markets wobble See in context

Why is it that any decision by US to sanction companies or countries for doing business with Iran automatically becomes international law, warranting the arrest and extradition of a person suspected of breaking that US rule. It's not like she committed a war crime or human trafficking.

I agree that China has a poor human rights record, but as Burning Bush stated, it's not by arresting their citizens that we show them how wrong they were.

I have rarely or never sided with China on this forum in the past, but this time I certainly do.

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Posted in: Okinawa to hold U.S. base referendum on Feb 24 See in context

Japan should just get rid of all US military bases.

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Posted in: Climate change could cost U.S. 'hundreds of billions' a year: study See in context

Climate change is a very serious matter. The expected global cooling will cost us dearly.

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Posted in: Wheelchair user sues over being told to leave wine tasting event See in context

A non-drunk person in a wheelchair tried to go up an escalator, fell back, and killed a woman.

Which is entirely unrelated to this current story.

What do you mean it's unrelated to this current story? You just confirmed that wheelchairs on escalators can be deadly.

How does that differ from people not in wheelchairs who may fall down the stairs after drinking?

A wheelchair will tumble down the stairs or escalator much faster than a person. And as you kindly pointed out, they are deadly.

I'm no lawyer, but I suspect that if they gave the guy six glasses of wine and he then tumbled down the stairs or escalator and killed someone, the store would probably be responsible.

I don't see the store's decision to stop at 2 glasses of wine as so unreasonable.

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Posted in: Wheelchair user sues over being told to leave wine tasting event See in context

It is a manual wheelchair in a Department Store.... its not like there are hills in the store which could pose a problem.

But there probably were stairs and escalators. Had they continued giving him wine and he fell down the stairs, would he have sued them for getting him drunk.

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Posted in: More than 80,000 Yemeni children may have died from hunger, aid group says See in context

Trump sold those weapons to the Saudis, knowing fully how they would be used. Frankly, it's a disgrace.

Yeah, but all US presidents over the past several decades have been just as disgraceful, selling or giving weapons to the Saudis, Israelis, and other disgusting regimes.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

@ChipStar,

Thanks for telling us the definition of "invade", but why did you omit this definition:

"enter (a place, situation, or sphere of activity) in large numbers, especially with intrusive effect."

Anyway, I don't understand why some are assuming that none of the invaders will be armed.

I have a strange feeling someone is planning a massacre to make Trump look bad.

Quick! Manufacture a conspiracy theory!!!

Well, I've noticed this kind of thing is Iran, Ukraine, Syria, ...; innocent civilians were executed and the west point their fingers to whoever they want to attack. Always the same MO.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

How will they handle armed invaders?

I have a strange feeling someone is planning a massacre to make Trump look bad.

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Posted in: More than 80,000 Yemeni children may have died from hunger, aid group says See in context

I very much agree that the US (and other western countries) is complicit, but this crime against humanity started long before Trump.

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Posted in: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access See in context

Funny how some pretend to be supporters of free speech by supporting Acosta's hijacking of the mic (and assault of the female staff), thus preventing other reporters from asking questions.

I hope these so-called supporters of free speech are at least equally in support of Julian Assange.

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Posted in: Man arrested after pushing woman off train station platform See in context

Unemployed man? How do you know?

Because he can read...

Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old unemployed man

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

Well, I certainly will be avoiding Hilton from now on.

BTW, I've always been please with my stays and lunches at APA.

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

I wonder if any of those who think it is unforgivable for Trump to cancel a visit to an American World War I military cemetery are the same who complain whenever Japanese politicians visit Yasukuni Shrine.

I wonder, do they enshrine Class A war criminals in American First World War cemeteries?

No, because they won the war...

The so-called Class A war criminals make up only a very tiny fraction of the war dead enshrined at Yasukuni.

So it seems that the American dead must absolutely be commemorated while the Japanese ones must absolutely not be (because they lost).

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

I wonder if any of those who think it is unforgivable for Trump to cancel a visit to an American World War I military cemetery are the same who complain whenever Japanese politicians visit Yasukuni Shrine.

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Posted in: Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored See in context

What's also troubling is that the WH uses infowars as a source.

Yeah, it is very troubling that only Infowars made a video focusing on Acosta pushing down on the intern's arm. Everyone else was focusing on finding ways to crap on Trump...

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Posted in: Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored See in context

The doctored video was originally made by infowars, who have denied that it was altered despite it clearly being so.

There is more to it than that. Please check out the explanation directly from the person who made the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo7ORobbXPw

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Posted in: Democrats take House control; Republicans expand Senate majority See in context

I see the main stream media still influence the people.

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO Son says Saudi fund to continue despite Khashoggi murder See in context

Nice to see many people outraged by Khashoggi's brutal murder. But where was all this outrage when the Saudis were (and still are) brutally murdering 1000's of Yemeni civilians?

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Posted in: Why it's still in Russia's interest to mess with U.S. politics See in context

Raw Beer: You seemed to have missed the intelligence agencies' take.

That is another thing I was tired of hearing. Don't hear it much anymore. The claim that 17 US intelligence agencies confirmed Russian meddling...

It was just a statement from one guy who overseas the 17 agencies. It's not that the 17 agencies independently come up with the same conclusion.

And that guy, who made that statement, is Clapper; the same guy who had previously lied under oath when asked about the government's mass surveillance of Americans.

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Posted in: Why it's still in Russia's interest to mess with U.S. politics See in context

@PTownsend,

You seem to have missed the part about the leaked document that Clinton's side considered her top vulnerability to be her ties to the Russian government. And it is in response to this that they decided to counter with the Trump-Putin nonsense that has blanketed all of western media.

The MSM (AKA fake news) clearly wanted Clinton to win, and they were (and still are) willing to push anything Clinton's camp asked them to.

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Posted in: Detainee dies after choking on food in Saitama police station cell See in context

we all know the technique of piercing the windpipe below the Adams Apple with a pen or something.

Yeah, I know it, but only because I happened to have seen that one episode of MASH decades ago where Hawkeye uses it to save someone.

With all the disagreements above about how to save the guy, I suspect that if we were all in the same cell, this poor guy would have died long before we aggreed on which technique to use.

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Posted in: Why it's still in Russia's interest to mess with U.S. politics See in context

Oh this Russian meddling nonsense is really getting tiring.

It’s unfortunate that few people are aware of how it all started; we can thank the fake news channels for that.

A leaked June 2015 internal document from the Clinton campaign regarding an internal poll mentioned:

“Secretary Clinton’s Top Vulnerability as tested in this poll is the attack that claims as Secretary of State she signed off on a deal that gave the Russian government control over 20% of America’s uranium production, after investors in the deal donated over 140 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Half of all likely voters (53%) are less likely to support Clinton after hearing that statement, and 17% are much less likely to support her after hearing that statement.”

A leaked December 2015 Email from Podesta mentioned:

“Best approach is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin, but not go too far betting on Putin re Syria.”

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Posted in: Mahathir, Cheney among decoration recipients in Japan See in context

I always thought the Japanese decoration was controlled by USA.

Perhaps that was the price to pay to be exempt from the Iran oil sanctions.

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Posted in: What are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana? See in context

Legalization would decrease organized crime. It would allow people the freedom to choose what to put in their bodies. There are legitimate reasons for using it, it is crazy to wreck the lives of users with draconian laws.

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Posted in: Is the U.S. still a real democracy? See in context

A real democracy requires honest unbiased media, which the US has not had for several decades.

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Posted in: Mahathir, Cheney among decoration recipients in Japan See in context

Dick Cheney should be behind bars.

At least!

Prison would be too good for him...

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Posted in: Tuna tank See in context

I wonder if those people are salivating...

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Posted in: U.S. restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal See in context

MIGA.

The president is doing his job.

Trump 2020 is a done deal.

It seems many did not realize (or pretended not to) that the I in MIGA stands for Israel. That is where he got much of his campaign cash (meddling?).

But I am not sure 2020 is a done deal; he let Assad win. He seems to hate Al-quaeda more than he loves Israel.

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Posted in: Trump warns that migrants who throw stones at U.S. military may be shot See in context

Turning into quite the little authoritarian dictator......

Dictator? He is not talking about shooting Americans.

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