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Posted in: Lawsuit seeks to legalize prostitution in California See in context

People should be allowed to use their bodies however they feel like doing as long as they are of age and they are not harming anyone else, just like any other adult oriented entertainment.

I have never been able to figure out how so many have legalized adult material (ie: pornography) and yet those some places often make prostitution illegal. Isn't it really the same thing? Just in the case of pornography, the 'performers' are performers for larger audiences. Both are doing it for pay. I don't the difference.

Live and let live.

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Posted in: Investigators warn aircraft computers could be hacked See in context

Like telematics in vehicles, 'infotainment systems' and car or flight management systems should be 100% separate and totally independent; firewalls and software are not 100% reliable. It's very simple and easy to achieve.

Exactly. That is the first thing that I thought of when reading this article.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

You are saying the same thing.

I think that what is being said is that although the household has enough money to buy what the salaryman might want to buy, the head of that household that controls the purse strings does not allow the salaryman to do so, at least in some households.

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Posted in: First Iran, now Cuba: Breakthroughs and hard sells for Obama See in context

Remember, Afghanistan was Barack's war.

Whatever do you mean?

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Posted in: LDP panel summons media bosses over news programs See in context

They should question themselves as to how they can let someone so obviously unqualified as Katsuto Momii head NHK.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

I am 75 years old and in good health.

As are many people around me, too. As you write, there is no reason to scare people unnecessarily about white rice.

Ah, but if you'd been eating brown rice, you'd be at least 82 by now....

Thank you for an enjoyable read! Great post!

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Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance See in context

FizzBit,

Since you seem to have some trouble understanding what the Holocaust was, here is a place for you to start to educate yourself:

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

The whole Nazi thing is getting boring, how many times do we have to rehash what happened 70+ years ago.

Considering that you have posts above yours that clearly demonstrate that there actually are still people who do not understand what happened, it seems pretty clear that it does in fact still need to be rehashed.

Many religions and cultures have been persecuted, enslaved, killed and wiped out long before the third Reich started their final solution but the media stays away from those facts, I wonder why?

Perhaps we could answer you if you were more specific?

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Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance See in context

Actually, it is.

No, it is demonstrably not. Hamas has rejected the idea of peace since its inception which has certainly made Netanyahu's recent victory all the easier.

To be blunt: The population has increased in the occupied territories. The population in the death camps decreased.

To be sure, now that Netanyahu rejects a Palestinian state, he is now on the same footing as Hamas in my opinion.

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Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance See in context

This is like blaming Jews in concentration camps for failing to make peace with the Nazis

Actually, it is nothing like this. The Jews in the concentration camps did not shoot rockets at the Nazis and call for the destruction of Germany.

Now, let's hear you start up and say something like:

The Jews controlled the banks and wanted to take over the world, blah, blah blah...

So many of these Zionists are from Germany, or have German ancestry, and you cannot deny that significant parts of the German character contributed to the character of the Nazis

? I can deny it. I love how you have attempted to weave Jews and the Nazis together. You realize you are making very little factual sense, right?

By the way, it seems you've changed your name again, huh? What was the matter with JJSullivan?

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Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance See in context

because in many ways it is his regime that is similar to the Nazis, not the other way around.

Ironically, you are being as hyperbolic as Netanyahu.

What this statement conveniently ignores is that Isreal has in its power the ability to make peace with the Palestinians

Actually, both Netanyahu and Hamas refuse to recognize and make peace with each other.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

I said, as others have, it is a fact that brown rice is better for you than white, and that white has problems associated with it.

Umm, show me one previous post here that you wrote that has the phrase ' white has problems associated with it'. Hint: You cannot. You wrote, and I quote, that white rice was 'crap' and that it was 'empty calories'. Now, it seems you do not know what either of these terms mean, because white rice is neither. I have proven this to be true. You were incorrect and you should admit it.

You said it does not.

It doesn't, in moderation. Overeating it does. I have news for you, overeating brown rice can cause problems, too. But, eating white rice or brown rice in moderation is perfectly fine for most people.

Not the polished white crap.

There it is again. You are wrong about this. As I have shown, white rice does have nutrients in it as well. It is not 'crap'.

Plain and simple, and others like wipeout have suggested it is actually better for you.

Not one poster has said this. You, on the other hand, have made the empty claim that white rice is 'empty calories', but cannot back up this claim with actual proof, because you are mistaken.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

I said, as others have, it is a fact that brown rice is better for you than white, and that

Umm, show me one previous post here that you wrote that has the phrase ' white has problems associated with it'. Hint: You cannot. You wrote, and I quote, that white rice was 'crap' and that it was 'empty calories'. Now, it seems you do not know what either of these terms mean, because white rice is neither. I have proven this to be true. You were incorrect and you should admit it.

Not the polished white crap.

There it is again. You are wrong about this.

Plain and simple, and others like wipeout have suggested it is actually better for you.

Not one poster has said this. You, on the other hand, have made the empty claim that white rice is 'empty calories', but cannot back up this claim with actual proof, because you are mistaken.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

Compared to brown rice it is empty calories,

Compared to zero, no. I never said white rice was more nutritious than brown rice. Some of you may have decided that is what I said. I am merely saying it is not 'crap' as you called it and neither is it 'empty calories'. You cannot decide to change the meaning of 'empty calories' after the fact of writing what you did.

You do realize there is literally no such thing as an 'empty calorie', given that a calorie is a unit of measurement, right?

? What are you talking about? Empty calories means there is little or nothing else besides calories. You said this was true of white rice and you were incorrect.

Not the white, polished crap that is bad for digestion

Again, this is not always true. For people with disorders such as ulcerative colitis, brown rice is to be avoided at all costs. Medical professionals agree that white rice is much better in these cases than brown rice.

I am merely stating that there is no need to exaggerate things. There is nothing wrong with white rice in moderation. There are so many worse things in the modern diet than white rice.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

Well, you'd be wrong... again.

Again, huh? I don't remember a previous conversation between us in which I was wrong. Perhaps you could point it out to me.

At any rate, let's continue the debate:

It is simply empty calories.

This is simply not true. The term 'empty calories' is used to describe something that has no nutritional value and only has calories.

One cup of white rice or an approximately 174 g serving of white rice has:

Calcium 3.5 mg Iron 0.2 mg Magnesium 8.7 mg Phosphorus 13.9 mg Potassium 17.4 mg Zinc 0.7 mg Manganese 0.5 mg Selenium 9.7 mcg

So, actually you are the one who is wrong again as there is definitely more to white rice than only calories.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

Except that it has had all the fibre stripped out of it, giving it a high glycemic value and making much more likely than unpolished rice to give you a blood-sugar high and set you on the path to type 2 diabetes.

I am literally in a constant state of being surrounded by people that eat rice daily, including myself, and not one of them has diabetes. Anything overdone or overeaten can be bad for your health. There is nothing wrong with a moderate diet of white rice. As others have pointed out, Japan does have a considerablly positive longevity rate and most of those people are eating rice on a daily basis. As to fiber, there are plenty of daily sources of fiber. It does not have to be in the form of brown rice.

And it tastes better.

Not with curry, it doesn't. As to other dishes or plain, I think that is an individual taste. I personally like both.

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Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption See in context

I eat rice pretty often -- the brown, wholesome stuff. Not the white, polished crap that is bad for digestion

I hate to break it to you, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with white rice. In fact, it is quite good for you.

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Posted in: Woman, sister go on car chase after bag thief See in context

Police said Miura, who is a NHK fee collector So, in other words, he was already experienced in taking other people's money.

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Posted in: Trains on Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines in Tokyo disrupted for 9 hours See in context

It doesn't act to prevent problems before they occur.

? You are exaggerating. Japan has some of the strictest building codes in the world.

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Posted in: Japanese journalist arrives home after S Korea lifts travel ban See in context

A Japanese journalist, on trial for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, arrived home Tuesday after Seoul lifted a travel ban.

Actually, he is on trial for quoting an article that allegedly defaming the South Korean president. Interestingly, the South Korean legal system seems to have nothing to say about the fact that the article he quoted was a South Korean one written in Korean.

South Korea, perhaps it is time for your government and legal system to join the 21st century or, at the very least, get yourselves out of the 19th Century.

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Posted in: Hometown tax scheme seems to be taking off See in context

Fukuoka government will be more dependent on central government, with strings attached.

There is a limit to how much can be given.

Anyone who can't see the big picture clearly has a very limited understanding of how regional government interacts with central government in Japan.

Perhaps you had better have a better understanding of the scheme about which you are writing before suggesting limited, very or otherwise, on the part of others.

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Posted in: Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father See in context

Nakamura was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out and didn’t care who he hit with his car.

If he didn't care who he hit with his car, he should have hit himself instead.

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Posted in: Journalist's new passport bans him from going to Iraq, Syria See in context

Wow, this sounds incredibly like victim blaming. Bear in mind that Abe decided to very publicly give money to Middle-Eastern countries opposed to ISIS.

Wow, speaking of irony. You have in the past attempted to associate all other Muslims with ISIS. I think you should get your own thoughts in order and corrected before attempting to place (misplace) blame.

Frungy wrote:

Bull. You're trying to disassociate the actions of ISIS Muslims from all other Muslims, which is completely ridiculous.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/view/in-support-of-goto

The deaths of two Japanese citizens are 100% the result of Abe's actions.

? 100%, huh? That must be that 'new math' that I sometimes hear about. The people that murdered the two Japanese citizens are responsible for the murders.

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Posted in: Iranian president says nuclear deal is start of new relationship with world See in context

How about invading another country (CIA coup duh)? That's OK?

? Please read more carefully. I wrote this above:

slumdogApr. 04, 2015 - 07:59PM JST

? So, a wrong in 1953 makes a wrong in 1979 okay? Taking over an embassy and keeping its occupants as hostages is completely against international law. There is and was only one logical conclusion about the hostages (absolutely no need for quotes around the word, FYI). It was completely wrong. The negative reaction of the American public to it was a reasonable expectation.

Your attempt at logic is to claim that two wrongs make a right. I disagree. International law also disagrees with you. Iran was wrong for invading another country's embassy and for holding its occupants hostage, plain and simple.

Oh, and try to calm down, won't you? Logic goes out the window when you let your emotions get the best of you. Your 6:14pm is an excellent example of this.

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Posted in: Iranian president says nuclear deal is start of new relationship with world See in context

So you don't like revolutions. Got it!

No, it seems you have not 'gotten it'. This is not about my opinions regarding revolutions. Revolutions are up to the citizens of the country concerned. I am against invading another country's embassy and holding its occupants hostage. It is wrong. It is against one of the most basic of international rules. International rules dictate that an attack on an embassy is an attack on the country it represents.

I'm laughing

Whatever floats your boat. However, what I have written are facts. If you enjoy laughing at and/or ignoring facts, that is your choice.

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Posted in: Abe to craft war history statement with eye on U.S. See in context

One should not 'craft' an apology. One should make it.

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Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters See in context

Ah, I see you read the Japanese news. And, you believe it?

How about you give us a reason not to.

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Posted in: Nuclear Regulation Authority inspects 3 aging reactors See in context

What is your point here?

What is yours? You were wrong about your claim that:

AND there hasn't been a quake above 6.0 in California for more than 200 years.

There have. So, perhaps you should check your own facts before attempting to berate others.

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Posted in: Iranian president says nuclear deal is start of new relationship with world See in context

As Reagan said: Trust, but verify. Hell of a lot better than war.

That is the bottom line.

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Posted in: Nissan aims to put self-driving cars on Japan's road in 2016 See in context

One law above all others still stands that a "driver" must be behind the wheel at all times. So in case of severe emergency situations a person can take control. Taxi, truck, and delivery drivers will not be losing their jobs any time soon until we get fully functional androids to sit in the drivers seat.

Okay, fair enough. This makes it much more reasonable.

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Posted in: Iranian president says nuclear deal is start of new relationship with world See in context

Ronald Reagan, bless his bleeding anarchist soul, apparently was of that more forgiving type as evidenced by the boatload of illicit weapons and key-shaped cake he sent to the mullahs.

Yes, you correct and the mullahs gleefully took those things all the while talking negatively about the US to the Iranian public. Good point. However, I still believe that nothing excuses a country taking over another country's embassy. Having been a reader of your posts for some time, I would assume you would agree with me on this. I am correct?

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