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Posted in: Yahoo Japan defends online ivory sales as criticism grows See in context

No way any policy towards protecting large mammals from slaughter gets supported. Ivory trade will just become "research".

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Posted in: Ahead of Holocaust day, Netanyahu warns of European anti-semitism See in context

What a nonsense statement. There is without doubt antisemitism in Europe and elsewhere, but to conflate any criticism for Israel with bigotry is a bridge too far. It's no different, to me, than blaming all problems in the African-American community on racism. Or saying that every immigration hard-liner is a bigot. Or that any initiative to help the poor is reverse-racism (sorry, I'm American so all my examples are America-centric. lol)

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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees See in context

The Academy is a joke. A voter admitted they picked Big Hero 6 for best animated film because they didn't even watch the Japanese entry. The lack of diversity is one of many problems. I don't get people who are made at people for complaining, simply because those voicing opinions are black.

Anyway, the importance of these self-congratulatory award shows is declining anyway. The fact that Beast of No Nation was snubbed (Because of it being a Netflix film) is all I need to know about the quality vs. insider glad-handing.

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Posted in: Becky in hot water over rumored affair See in context

gokai - Lora's "appeal" is/was very different from Becky's. Becky has always played very sweet, virginal type (expect for her latest car commercial) so a scandal, particularly a sex scandal, could be a lot more damaging to her career

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Posted in: Becky in hot water over rumored affair See in context

Any truth to the rumor that Kawatani's wife is pregnant?

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Posted in: Clinton pitches new gun control laws following Oregon shooting See in context

FizzBit - I too would not like to see the government taken away from the guns and weapons.

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Posted in: 4 arrested for confining woman after 90-minute car chase See in context

Shouldn't this read "19 year old minor"? I'd think the penalty for kidnapping a legal minor would be stiffer than kidnapping a legal adult.

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Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet See in context

Kareimashita - MAMNCC...Middle-age Mutant Ninja CC, hero in a turtleneck!

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Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet See in context

The wife was there the whole time I hear. Maybe it was rape?

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Posted in: US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying See in context

The country with the largest spy agency in the world using it to spy isn't really all that surprising.

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Posted in: Obama denounces 'chest-beating' critics of Iran nuclear deal See in context

Words are empty, actions count.

And we and more importantly Israel and the Sunni states will be the brunt of those actions.

Sounds like un-american talk to me. "more importantly"? Let the Sunni states and Isreal deal with it then. The only reason America keeps getting hated on is because we stick our guns in people faces. Isreal is a nuclear power with the most advanced military in the region. If they want war they can fight one. THEY can fight one.

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Posted in: 3 men attacked by wild boar in Saga Prefecture See in context

Were they out trying to hunt the boars? drinking too much strong wine?

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

Todd, i love how you spit your hate at Democrats and think we're all too stupid to know that the parties didn't switch after the Civil Rights Act.

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

Wc..by your logic terrorists are justified (or at the least excused) for killing Americans because "what about all the Americans killing each other! But, of course, you won't see it that way because dehumanizing "the blacks" is what that comment is all about. pillars of the community worshiping in a Church on a Wednesday is the same as gangbangers if and only if they happen to be black.

bass..the reason "the blacks" overwhelmingly voted to Obama was because the Republicans attacked him RELENTLESSLY for what he was, not what his ideas were. The right doesn't seem to understand that you can't call a man a monkey them be surprised when he doesn't vote for you. I know people who would gladly vote for a broom with a face painted on it them any member of the Republican party because the republican party has made it painfully clear that they regard us as not even worth the lip-service of being real citizens.

African-Americans who voted for Obama didn't do it because they are racist. they did it because the other side clearly HATES us. Or at best, regards us with benign distaste.

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

bas...again...40 million people can't be adequately summed as "the blacks" this, "the blacks" that. if you can bare to read a book written by one of "the blacks", i'd recommend "Disintegration" by Eugene Robinson. Don't worry, no liberal agenda, just a look at the different (and increasingly disparate) type of "the blacks" in America.

Your insistence on lumping all of "the blacks" into a monolith defined by the poorest, least educated and most violent does both "the blacks" and yourself a disservice. If you don't judge "the japanese" by low level yakuza, or "the whites" by soccer hooligans or Dylaan Roof types, you should judge "the blacks" by their equivalents. It may take you awhile to undo years of conditioning to see us all as some unwashed tide, but I have faith in you.

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

SuperLib, you're wasting your time. It's a mark of the time we live in that for some people on the right, to accept that minorities/liberals/foreigners (which they see as the "enemy") are humans, is to betray all they believe in. So to feel sympathy for the murder of 9 innocent people just isn't an option, anymore than feeling sympathy for 20 murdered 1st graders. Just state your case and hope that some tiny bit of it seeps though.

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

At the risk of being flamed, I'm a African-American from a family of upper middle class college graduates. In fact most of my extended family have masters degrees in fields as varied as lawyers, MBA's, nuclear engineering...

If racism is all in my head, tell me why I had to endure being 8 years old and hearing some guy call my mother a "n-word monkey" in a super market parking lot. Tell me why in a 3-piece suit I had to try for 15 min. to get a cab in Manhattan. Tell me why I, that not-so-uncommon-if-you-care-to-actually-look-for-us non-"lazy" black man, am forced to have to list my whole biography just to say, "You know nothing."

Racism exists. It doesn't have to, but it will as long as sentences talking about "the blacks" to blanket describe a population of over 40 MILLION people isn't immediately shouted down. No, I await being told that my life and life experience are irrelevant because of some wikipedia number you read somewhere...

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

Its interesting that all the passion on one side of the argument is about a rhetorical flourish "Something Something is in the DNA of our society/nation" is a common expression, not meant literally. The other side is upset that 9 human beings were murdered in a church. If you fall on the former side of the argument you need to reevaluate a LOT of things.

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

Strangerland, he's saying that since Obama is 1/2 black, all his good works must be judged by what it meant for African Americans (if, and only if, the statistics for that demographic are worse than for the general populace).

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Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA' See in context

Mark G, the "thousands" of year of slavery you pretend to equate with American chattel slavery was the same as practiced in Rome, middle east, etc. not anywhere near the de-humanizing atrocity you are trying to sneakly defend. And there's nothing wrong with a world leader recognizing a wrong that was done in the past. (pretty sure half of these website consists of demands that Japan's PM do the same).

And regarding your claim of "black racism", since racism is defined as "prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior." So, in what way does saying that racism exists do any of the above?

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Posted in: The art of giving and receiving change in Japan See in context

I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who notices how inconvenient it is to be handed a heavy bag of goods then a mountain of change. Putting change in my wallets and putting my wallet away shouldn't require circus-level dexterity.

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Posted in: Message for Abe See in context

The missing word at the front of the banner was "Chinese" http://www.dingding.tv/bbs/read.php?tid=12537

So....you know.

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Posted in: Low-key launch as Apple Watch finally goes on sale See in context

I read that it was at up-scale luxury shops in Ginza. Still I retract my rage for the time being, as it seems like only the sports model is being sold in-store. And well done, btw, insulting my intelligence. but have no fear. I make MORE than enough money to waste on an Apple Watch. ;)

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Posted in: Low-key launch as Apple Watch finally goes on sale See in context

so let me get this straight. i order the thing online and am forced to wait for at least weeks udner the false impression that it was available ONLY via online sales. I could have just taken a long long and got one on day one huh. fu2 apple.

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Posted in: Camera-equipped drone found on roof of Abe's office See in context

They covered it in blue tarp so it couldn't fly away. qeez

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Posted in: Japan nuclear watchdog hits out at reactor injunction See in context

When the power companies give up on nuclear plants is when they will jack rates up so they can be profitable in the new fossil fuel reality. So don't complain when prices for everything for anything that requires electricity anywhere in its production cycle (i.e. everything) does up double. Power companies have been eating losses for 4 years now out of a mix of patriotism and optimism about restarts. That will end. Not saying we should be switching the nukes on willy-nilly, just saying that expensive inputs = expensive prices.

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Posted in: Nikkei retreats after topping 20,000 See in context

It is not a bubble. (As in prices and valuations are not supported by underlying strength/growth). But by all means, don't invest...keeps my buyin price down

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Posted in: Nikkei retreats after topping 20,000 See in context

Sensato, that chart could be titled "Welcome to the wonderful world of deflation, stagnant corporate management and political disengagement". Hopefully the winds of change blow in more good fortune.

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Posted in: Ex-school principal held over child porn with Filipino girls See in context

"According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and prefectural police, Takashima held a teaching position at a Japanese school in the Philippines for a three-year period that started in 1998. After that, he traveled to the country approximately three times per year for a total of 65 visits."

Yeah, so this guy did some of these crimes WHILE being an educator in the Philippines. Like an English teacher coming to Japan to work at an international school...and pedo'ing locals like a dog in heat the whole time while here. He deserves zero sympathy.

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Posted in: Ex-school principal held over child porn with Filipino girls See in context

It's weird to be that so many are defending this perverts pension. It's about setting a precedent for current employees. "Even if you don't get caught today, or tomorrow...you WILL get caught and WILL suffer losses for defiant acts". I doesn't seem like too hard a thing to understand. I would like to believe that if some pedophile came to Japan to have sex with minors, his employers would punish at least as harshly.

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