Seavey comments

Posted in: Afghan security forces kill British, American soldiers See in context

Let us know when you intend to release the hold on he RIP.

Okay!

until I know why they were shot.

Gotta tell you everything twice.

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Posted in: TEPCO execs should face poverty over Fukushima, lawyer says See in context

Well, I think they should be living just above the poverty line in a prison cell, if for any other reason, living free in poverty is a virtual impossiblity. They should be in jail conferring with their lawyers until their trials begin. And after that, many should be permanent prison residents.

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Posted in: Obama hits back in Russia 'hot mike' row See in context

How many more straws will the GOP find a chance to grab at betore falling back into the pit of irrelevance come Novermber?

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Posted in: Police officer pushes student off bike; lifts up her skirt See in context

The point is this kind of stuff doesn't happen anywhere else.

Keep telling yourself that.

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Posted in: V for Boeing See in context

Look, a bunch of Richard Nixon impersonators!

More like Winston Churchill impersonators, but most Japanese probably have no idea who those men are, let alone why they make the V sign when taking photographs. Hell, I have no idea why they do it, unless "because everyone else does" is to be accepted as a valid reason.

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Posted in: Police officer pushes student off bike; lifts up her skirt See in context

Collective blame toward Japan's whole police force is as knee-jerk and dumb as any other time collective blame rears its ugly head.

No police force is free of bad apples. But what do the bad apples of Japan's police do mostly? Petty sex crime. As far as negatives go, that one is tiny. I would not trade that negative for any other, and like it or not, you WILL have some sort of negative. There is no such thing as a perfect world.

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Posted in: Churches amplify call for justice for slain Florida teen See in context

It's hard to believe some people on this board are actually defending Zimmerman.

Do you mean that they are declaring him innocent of murder or manslaughter, or both?

Or do you mean defend him like a lawyer, and merely point out facts that might make him innocent? Because the second is no more hard to believe than when John Adams defended the shooters of the Boston Massacre, and won the case.

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Posted in: Strauss-Kahn charged over prostitution vice ring involvement See in context

I find the pimping charge against Strauss-Kahn to be a completely vengeful and politically motived misapplication of the law. I hope the people behind it get arrested and investigated themselves.

But I hope Diallo's civil suit will force Strauss-Kahn to actually make a statement on his version of what happened. He keeps dodging that. Why? He admits he took part in these sex parties, but he refused to explain how his DNA got on Diallo's uniform? Right. What's he hiding?

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Posted in: Afghan security forces kill British, American soldiers See in context

I will withhold my RIP until I know why they were shot. Motive is something the press does not talk much about. It seems odd that these soldiers are there to shoot Taliban, and that is touted as motive enough to excuse just about anything, but if somebody shoots one of these foreign soldiers, no motive is sufficient.

It found Afghan soldiers saw their US comrades as rude, disrespectful and reckless with gunfire when civilians were nearby, while for their part American troops described Afghan troops as traitorous, lazy, drug-addled and corrupt.

It just goes to show the almighty self-righteousness of the foreign guests to declare the Afghan soldiers "traitorous". It means they expect loyalty toward America and NATO while they themselves are not loyal to Afghanistan, the country they happen to be in. The first loyalty of Afghan troops is to fellow Afghanis and Afghanistan. No surprise there. Not to say I even agree with such nationalism, but when you put soldiers together, they all think nationalism is grand. But since they all worship different nations, it creates massive conflicts of interest.

Its especially the charge that American and NATO troops are reckless with civilians life that you should pay attention to. That is because they are loyal to themselves and preserving their own lives much more than Afghani civilians. Not one of you would accept that from foreign troops in your own country, that is for damn sure.

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Posted in: Japan down to one nuclear reactor after Niigata shutdown See in context

One left huh? Well convert that one to thorium so I can feel safe please.

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Posted in: Japan slow to take anti-terror measures at nuclear plants See in context

Terrorists? I am far more worried about earthquakes and tsunami, thank you very much! Start talking about terrorists again when the earthquake and tsunami problems are solved. Damn.

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Posted in: Churches amplify call for justice for slain Florida teen See in context

Its is a sad time for me right now, to watch the people who would usually agree with, and state themselves, that we don't have all the facts, to turn around and act is if they do. I am seriously disappointed to see the second face of people I was positive had only one.

I have seen much too much made of backround sounds of 911 calls that sound like they were recorded on a child's tape recorder. I have seen much too much made of single words muttered and I cannot even tell you what that word is for the wind blowing in the telephone. I have seen much too much made of race. I have seen the press trusted far too much, the same people that told he was white before they told us he was half hispanic, as if it should make any damn bit of difference anyway.

I know I sit up here on the fence a lot, but given the raw emotionalism that is guiding this debate, rather than the reason that is my church, I am not coming down to join the one's who have already passed judgement. I will stay here with the doubters, and I think there are a few.

No, my position has not changed that I find this to be at least a chase of manslaughter. But its a big jump from manslaughter to murder, and while emotionalism may easily bridge the gap like a bird in flight, only the one who leaves no stone unturned on the journey will actually arrive at the truth.

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Posted in: Osaka to keep register of released child sex offenders See in context

life should be a living hell for kiddie fiddlers.

Oh, absolutely. The more agitated we make kiddie fiddlers, the safer for the kids. Agitation is the name of the game, because agitated people always keep themselves in check, and never lash out even more than before.

And forgiveness and second chances? Who needs 'em! Just make life a living hell for kiddie fiddlers and the problem will heal itself.

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Posted in: Amid war fears, some Israelis reach out to Iran See in context

It was the western media that shot Iranian protesters

Name me a country in which government troops never shot protestors. And these protests do not appear to be Sunday Picnic protests. The protestors were violent. I hear that only three were shot, according to confirmed sources. Now, in no way do I side with the Iranian government, but I am surprised only three were shot and killed. The Iranian government did plenty of other heinous things, such as deny permits to protest and putting opposition leaders under house arrest. I see no need to inflate what happened.

and executes people for being homosexuals.

No. They execute people for homosexual acts, and its not the same thing. I don't agree with it, but its lame to make it out to be more than it actually is, same with the protest shootings.

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Posted in: French police question gunman's 'proud' brother See in context

Sadly, based on some of the posts in this very discussion, we have people who seem to think collective punishment based on ethnicity or religion is understandable.

Judging by the posts, and not attempting to read minds, no, we most certainly DO NOT. Not a single person has backed up Merah on a single point on this board concerning his motives, with the exception of his crazy brother mentioned in the article.

The debate is about what Merah was thinking. And of all the possibilites, not one single person justified, agreed with, or otherwise supported his thinking, with the exception that Israeli killing of Palestinians is wrong and heinous...period. How many times does this need to spelled out? Just give us a number.

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Posted in: Nursing exam rules for foreigners to be relaxed in response to low pass rate See in context

They now include Hiragana over the Kanji, making it EASIER to read -- you don't call that making an easier test?

In a sense, but the not the sense that counts.

If they made the test oral, it would essentially be the same test of knowledge.

The only problem is that some kanji ability may be essential for the job. Then again, when it comes up, you can ask other nurses to read the kanji. But you know what? The end analysis is that hands are more essential than kanji. If you don't have the hands to take care of patients, you are basically screwed. If they address that with furigana, its sure better than nothing.

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Posted in: Black political group offers $10,000 for Florida teen's killer See in context

So, Will Obama step up to the plate and denounce this vigilantism by these black supremacists breaking the law and encouraging murder for hire?

Whether he does or he doesn't I am positive you will have a problem with Obama's choice.

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Posted in: Black political group offers $10,000 for Florida teen's killer See in context

Thank you sailwind!

Man, what a bunch of nitwits! You don't put the picture of a victim over the words "Wanted dead or alive" for starters.

Second, emotions really got the best of them to make and distribute that. If this were a race to the bottom, I think they must be in the lead!

May cooler heads prevail.

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Posted in: Black political group offers $10,000 for Florida teen's killer See in context

Do the search yourself. Maybe you will learn something.

I did, before I even asked for a link. I learned that I could not find one example of what you said, that is all I learned. I don't feel like spending so much time searching for something you say exists, when you probably have the liink right there.

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Posted in: French police question gunman's 'proud' brother See in context

Sorry, he was specific.

Quote please. I hope it clearly says:" because they are Jewish" because I am sick of this merry go round.

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Posted in: French police question gunman's 'proud' brother See in context

It was specifically reported that he specifically wanted to kill Jews.

Not exactly, but okay, I will run with that.

Did he want to kill Jews because they worshipped the Torah, or did he want to kill Jews because he held them responsible for dead kids in Palestine? Wrong either way mind you, but there is no need to accuse him of sins we don't know he committed. There is plenty to condemn him for already, never fear.

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Posted in: Kagoshima woman held over murder of her 3 children See in context

So far, the suspect has given no motive for the killings

I think she did. She wanted to die herself, but still see her children in the afterlife without waiting for them to die on their own.

Police quoted her as saying that she wanted to kill herself and see her children.

As stupid, selfish and misguided as that is, its probably the clearest motive I have ever read about in a case of parents killing their children in Japan.

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Posted in: French police question gunman's 'proud' brother See in context

oh wait, he DID say that was one reason for his actions!

Veils, yes. Targeting of relligion, no. He did not say he was targeting people because they were Jews. He said it was about children killed in Palestine. Or are you telling me that killing kids in Palestine is part of the Jewish faith? I don't think it is.

Clearly he is guilty of false equivalence and belief in collective punishment. That does not mean he had problems with the Jewish religion. The religion he claimed to adhere to is derived from the Jewish religion after all.

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Posted in: 'John Carter' loses $200 million for Disney See in context

techall, just as every dark cloud has a silver lining, every delicious feast results in a turd.

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Posted in: French police kill militant as battle ends siege See in context

How about the injured? They don't count?

HE counts. Just not as much as four dead people.

I am not making too much of it at all. I merely accept it as the reason for his murderous killing spree.

One word was THE reason? And you are not making too much of it? Have it your way. Lets agree to disagree.

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Posted in: Black political group offers $10,000 for Florida teen's killer See in context

Other Black Panther posters clearly state: WANTED DEAD or ALIVE

Link please.

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Posted in: 'John Carter' loses $200 million for Disney See in context

I am surprised they made this film so close on the heels of the Traci Lords version.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_Mars

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Posted in: French police question gunman's 'proud' brother See in context

Funny that one can really focus on one particular word from the latter and not expect us to conclude that his/her own words reflect his/her own bias.

Hear, hear!

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Posted in: French police kill militant as battle ends siege See in context

The murderer went to a Jewish school and shot randomly and wildly.

A bit,yes. But who knows why? To kill, or create panic? To maim, or to cow his victims?

Far more significant is the fact that all the dead were shot in the head at point blank range, which is to say they were not shot by wild random bullets.

He had no idea who he was killing. All that mattered was that they were members of a Jewish school.

Mindreading. At the very least,he may have known that this school has stronger ties to Israel than other Jewish schools, if it does. I don't know. I just know it seems extremely unlikely, given his other two shooting sprees, that he was working at complete random.

You make far too much of the fact that he uttered the word "Jew" on the phone, at the expense of the fact that he wanted to avenge Palestinian children, uttered in the same sentence on the same telephone. Plus you blithely ignore the fact that his first two attacks were targeted to a degree and the fact that at least 3/4 of his victims at the school held dual Israeli citizenship, Israel being the country that killed those Palestinian kids. All because he said the word "Jew".

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Posted in: 'John Carter' loses $200 million for Disney See in context

Absolutely no pity for Disney. If they went bust, I would celebrate. If you want to know why, look up "Mickey Mouse law". This company has far too much money and power on its hands.

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