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Posted in: Do you think suicide is an honorable way to atone for a crime or scandal? See in context

The majority of posters here have neither the courage nor the honor to either give or take their life as the ultimate sacrifice. The overwhelming theme is me, me, me. (having to clean up a mess.....puleeze!) Doesn't the condemnation boil down to the fact that they resent those who have the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice. It's much easier to sit in cold comfort and say "how dare you do something that I l don't have the courage to do!"

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Posted in: Fisherman rescued in Pacific after tuna boat fire See in context

I'd like to know detail information of this happening. For instance, was it attacked?

400km south of Kochi would put it near the Ryukyu Kingdom, militant members of the Kings guard probably sunk it thinking it was carrying Osprey parts......or maybe smuggling sweet potatoes..... come on Dude, the boat caught fire and sank, nothing more, nothing less.


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Posted in: TEPCO says 100 tons of tainted water leaked at Fukushima See in context

@Pandabelle.... because facts tend to get in the way of the wild rantings of most posters here........

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Posted in: Caroline Kennedy says she is humbled to carry father's legacy See in context

She will fit right in... in Japan, kinda like that very pretty overpriced fruit you see at the market, looks beautiful, but tastes mediocre at best.

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Posted in: Obama promises to give diplomacy a chance on Syria See in context

The only viable option is to let them kill each other. The only thing that keeps a large majority of middle east countries from secular war is the resident dictator, remove him and they start killing each other before the sun goes down the same day. Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, etc. etc.

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Posted in: Mother of suicide boy files slander charge against 3 bullies See in context

Well you can certainly get a good estimate of the number of teachers that post here, just read all the comments that say it was the parents fault or society is to blame. Nope could not have been the teachers, nope no way.

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Posted in: Man gored to death in bull ring See in context

Most of the bulls used in the rings are big spoiled pets, but like anything to do with large animals there is always the chance of getting injured from dealing with something that weighs over a ton, especially so if the animal is one with a bad attitude.

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Posted in: China says U.S. should be concerned about Japanese nationalism See in context

This statement is utter nonsense. Why should the United States be concerned? Japan lacks the natural resources to prosecute a war without obtaining them from an outside source. How is Japan going to obtain the resources it would need? Who is Japan going to invade? This is not 1940, Japan sits on her little island and exports tech to the world. Some may dream of the past glory days of imperialism, but the general population does not have the stomach for conflict, they have the memory of two bright flashes of light that destroyed two cities in the blink of an eye. A lesson well learned.

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Posted in: Dempsey tells U.S. troops in Japan: Avoid war by preparing for it See in context


Possibly maintaining peace in the region is simply an accidental by-product of their primary reason for being here: protecting US interests,

The United States is not perfect, the people tend to be a bit idealistic and arrogant at times. The United States is big and unwieldy to keep on track sometimes. As a Super Power it sometimes steamrolls its way to what it wants. But the day she gives the rest of the world the finger and takes her toys and goes home, is the day the word will be scrambling for the lifeboats and asking if Elvis has really left the building.

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Posted in: Dempsey tells U.S. troops in Japan: Avoid war by preparing for it See in context

The object of battle is not to die for your country; It is to make the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. George S. Patton

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Posted in: Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard See in context

Pedestrians have enjoyed immunity from being responsible for their actions in traffic for so long it is going to take a major shift in the traffic laws to wake them up. If a pedestrian or bicycle literally runs into an automobile, it is the auto drivers fault, automatically. This, as well as many other unbalanced rules have to change before there can be any meaningful change to both adult and children's behavior while walking or bicycling.

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Posted in: Apple annual developers conference set for June See in context

Bring your own Ouija Board and focus picture of Steve Jobs, its the best chance Apple has now.

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Posted in: Japan on alert after H7N9 bird flu spreads to Taiwan See in context

So how are they going to stop the birds flying up the Ryukyus?

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Posted in: China welcomes French president with Airbus deal See in context

Airbus, Renault and nuclear waste treatment all in one stop shopping. I guess they do kinda fit together if you think about it.

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Posted in: Boston suspects planned Times Square attack: NY mayor See in context

Bloomburg rides again! Seriously, why would anyone want to elect this dude to any position. In the long line currently forming up to trash the Constitution and Bill of Rights, he has to second or third from the front.

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Posted in: Review: Galaxy S4 decent, but filled with gimmicks See in context

Yeeeeaaah, must really suck to buy a smart phone and realize it is smarter than you. All those pesky apps with the pretty icons.

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Posted in: Dempsey tells U.S. troops in Japan: Avoid war by preparing for it See in context

Such an idiotic nonsense! Diplomacy is the way! USA, why?

There are some people/countries in the world that have just one agenda. They want to make everyone think, act and pray just like they do. There are other people/countries that just want power and a don't give a damn about how they get there. Reality is such a bitch to comprehend!

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested for trespassing in Okinawa See in context

Oh and he isn't a soldier, he's a Marine. To those who were and those that are, it's a HUGE difference.

Oh boy! I love it when this misconception is propagated... did your DI tell you that? or was it the squad commander as the pointed up the hill at the machine gun nest and said, "its your turn boy!" The only thing special about being a Marine is the Kool-Aid they get fed.

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Posted in: Robert Downey Jr injured on 'Iron Man 3' set See in context

This guy has been a junkie for years. Must have some really good dirt on someone to keep hanging on and getting acting parts like he does.

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Posted in: Baby left in car dies while mother plays pachinko See in context

A murder charge would be more appropriate.

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Posted in: 20 Shiites pulled off Pakistani bus and shot dead See in context

If the world would withdraw and let the locals thin each other out, there would be a lot fewer to fight later.

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Posted in: War memories See in context

hoserfella..... does not matter what they are pining for... it did not work, they got their asses handed to them, and that might just be enough to make their descendants think twice about failed ploys.

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Posted in: U.S. auto industry bailout cost keeps rising See in context

The government should have let them go bankrupt. Without all that bailout money they would have had to negotiate a more reasonable recovery at a sustainable wage scale, instead they just grabbed a handful of cash from the taxpayer, stuffed it in their pockets and the US continues traveling merrily down the road to becoming another Greece/Spain/Italy/etc.

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Posted in: War memories See in context

THOSE WHO FORGET HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT........ and there are a lot of people today who are not only forgetting history, they are denying it ever happened. I salute these guys for remembering.

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Posted in: Shokotan sports exotic molted insect skin headwear See in context

I'm waiting for the mutated Fukushima butterfky wings.....

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Posted in: France deplores Japan executions See in context

The French govt. is similar to cats- Unware of your existence, unless they want something...

......and always attempting to bury their own stuff that stinks to high heaven.

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Posted in: U.S. cutter in Pacific pursuing vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing See in context

Looked it up.... another article said the vessel was unregistered, "stateless"

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Posted in: U.S. cutter in Pacific pursuing vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing See in context

Did not say where the vessel was registered, If they boarded her and know the nationality of the crew, how many tons of fish they had, surely they could have ascertained her port of registry.

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Posted in: Diet in turmoil over tax vote delay, no-confidence motion See in context

It's not just Japan, this is a problem that plagues most of the developed nations of the world. We, the people are to blame. We have sit by in cold comfort while the game of politics have become populated with self serving men of no honor or moral integrity. We have been too busy buying another car or big screen TV to notice the slow decline of true leaders who could not weather the back stabbing and public character assignation that they and their families were subjected to by the political machine that has took on a life of its own. Things will not change until you and I are in enough discomfort to take notice.

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Posted in: Customer service in Japan vs Europe See in context

Things will be just peachy until you ask for something that is "out of the box" and then your shopping experience will deteriorate like a lead balloon.

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