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Posted in: Gore's climate change sequel among highlights of Tokyo film fest See in context

I was sure it would be worst comedies.

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Posted in: 43-year-old woman arrested for stripping down to her underwear outside Shizuoka Station See in context

"Casual Weekends".

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Posted in: 43-year-old woman arrested for stripping down to her underwear outside Shizuoka Station See in context

In other news: Police later let her go. The temperature excuse was good enough.

This should start a new trend for the season.

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Posted in: New scanners to reduce need for unpacking at airport security See in context

Plan B: a dog and a metal detector wand.

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Posted in: Japan's porn industry preys on young women, say rights advocates See in context

Dear readers, If your still with me: Oops! Let me retract my Noidall defending prior post.. I just reread Noidall's post. I blame me. I was far too quick to respond without spending a second reviewing exactly what he said. All in haste. I apologize. It does go back, like everywhere else in the world. But this should be held to the written law and and morals of protection of the population, and nothing less.

Also, as for another person's post, the judge pool here is very small compared to other developed countries, regarding another paid-off judge. That's what makes the assumption with a broad brush for which to sweep of just another paid-off judge hard to pin down, though it doesn't make it any impossibility by any means.

My first point, I was wrong. My second point, it is difficult to be convicted of a generalization over a select few of which I don't have first had experience in dealing with. I hope I don't ever have to, by the way!

Politics, power, control and money. Four nice words that shouldn't go together.

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Posted in: Japan's porn industry preys on young women, say rights advocates See in context

@sado001, I don't think he's saying that it's ok at all. Just that it goes back a ways, as in not a new phenomenon, with all due respect.

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Posted in: Japan's porn industry preys on young women, say rights advocates See in context

Regarding the headline: isn't that what the porn industry does? It's " the porn industry". Not "Sisters of Charity".

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Posted in: N Korea presents detained American to media See in context

"... where he tearfully apologized for attempting to steal a political banner..." so he wouldn't get eaten by dogs immediately, killed by ballistics tests or a flame thrower as a Guinea pig example immediately, or I'mediately accept life in a gulag.

Poor guy, but anyone going to NK voluntarily puts their life on the line. It ain't Disneyland. For anybody. Except maybe Dennis Rodman, but he doesn't count.

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Posted in: Boats with decomposed bodies recently found drifting off Japan See in context

Yes, as others state, RIP. I hope their families find peace, as well, also stated by posters. A very curious story. It will be interesting what all comes out of it from different sources. But it is very sad no matter.

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Posted in: Japan says U.N. envoy retracts remarks on schoolgirl sex See in context

Alphaape, Girls roll their uniform skirts up as soon as they leave the house. This has gone on with girls in uniform at parochial schools at least since I was a kid in the US in the 60s. You assume a who lot that simply isn't accurate. Sorry to inform you.

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Posted in: Abe's 70th anniversary war speech more than just words See in context

Kickboard, it's not a matter of her apologizing to herself. It's a matter of government recognition from the top that history should be honest and open and that should be passed on to future generations on all sides. If kids are brought up in confusion of basic history, they will forever be confused and that will cause internal anxiety that will be with them throughout their lives. That legacy of confusion, void of opportunity from learning of past actions and their results, is not a legacy a parent should wish to give to their children. It's an issue of morality and of the importance of faith and trust in your leadership. Kids in America now don't learn history, nor even how their government works. And that leads to uninformed voters. But they sure know who's on Jersy Shores and who Brad Pitt's wife is. Pop culture vs the lessons to be learned from history are two alternate universes. Here and everywhere else in the world. And my kids have the legacy your grandkids do. The sad thing is it (ignorance) makes for a very difficult world of morality for people when they have no basis from which to draw their own conclusions.

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Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it See in context

BurningBush, please read: WW2: AMERICA WARNED HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI CITIZENS (radio broadcasts and 5million leaflets) http://www.damninteresting.com/ww2-america-warned-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-citizens/ I know people who were on those leaflet runs.

And warning was made in the Potsdam Declaration - "“We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction.”

Some military leaders wanted to fight until every last citizen died in the name of the Emperor. These things are history, pieces of a complex puzzle that's more than just Pearl Harbor one day and Hiroshima and Nagasaki another day later.

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Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it See in context

Note to some readers: Not all B29 missions were bombing runs. Once the USAAF could reach all of Japan from Saipan, Guam and Tinian, and began their runs, B29 missions were made that dropped leaflets over every Japanese industrial city. Those leaflets told people they should seek safety because the object was not to destroy the Japanese people, but stop the military's war machine production. You can find content of them in museums, in many books and on the Internet. I suggest additional verification for your own confirmation.

War production had decentralized to the point where people had machinery in their homes throughout cities to make weapons, parts, ammo, parachutes, kits and everything else. War production wasn't from some select big factories anymore. Japanese industrial planners knew those targets were too easy. Decentralization was a strategic measure against that.

Many people sent their families to the hills, but many stayed for various reasons. But the warning leaflets effort was huge. Much was done to get word out, flying through ground attack and fighters. This was done before the atomic bombs were dropped.

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