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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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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@Pandabelle.... because facts tend to get in the way of the wild rantings of most posters here........
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So how are they going to stop the birds flying up the Ryukyus?
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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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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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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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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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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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I'm waiting for the mutated Fukushima butterfky wings.....
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Looked it up.... another article said the vessel was unregistered, "stateless"
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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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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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