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Posted in: French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit See in context

LoveUSA

It allows to swim without attracting attention of ojisans and idiots. And it covers areas that I am ashamed to show because of fat.

It sounds like you unnecessarily worry.

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Posted in: Two young girls punched by stranger on street in Hyogo See in context

Watch your kids people! These nuts are everywhere!

Fortunately, this couldn't be farther from the truth.

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Posted in: 2 pardoned U.S. journalists leave North Korea with Bill Clinton See in context

I wonder How much or what the US gave up

I see that some are dutifully parroting the Faux News sound byte concerning President Clinton's accomplishment.

I feel kind of sorry for these people. It must be really confusing to base one's ideology on constant baseless conjecture delivered by bleating talking heads.

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Posted in: Burger King adds 'angry' burger to Japan menu See in context

Sure you can! Just say "sauce nuki."

"My way" is an unmolested (i.e. spicy) Angry Whopper.

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Posted in: The Faceless Caesarean See in context

It is interesting to note that more than one woman in Oblasser’s book reported using traditional Chinese medicine to re-establish the energetic flow of (severed) meridians after the birth.

It's only interesting if you are duped by this pseudoscientific nonsense. Others understand what the placebo effect is.

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Posted in: Burger King adds 'angry' burger to Japan menu See in context

burger, whose sauce has been slightly adapted to Japanese tastes

I was just about to go get one until I read this.

I guess you can't really "have it your way" here after all.

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Posted in: Serial cat killer on the loose again in Tokyo's Setagaya See in context

Tony the Tiger on a killing spree?!?!?

Oh wait . . . "serial" cat killer".

Here's a great idea: how about the humane society stops releasing stray cats into the city.

How is that even legal?

Sophia University Professor Emeritus and criminal psychologist Akira Fukushima comments, “The fact that the abuse is directed solely at stray cats and not household pets points to an individual whose tendency is to victimize animals somehow identified as weaker. The possibility of such acts escalating to a random assault targeting, in particular, children and women should not be entirely dismissed.”

. . . or it points to someone pissed off about stray cats in the park, Clouseau.

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

The overly broad definition of what is being called homosexual behavior indicates bias to me. It looks to me like they are doing anything they can to prove homosexuality in nature, even going so far as to imply that two animal blokes or two animal lasses pairing up to do most anything is homosexual behavior. That smells like a bias to me, and the bias seems to aimed at justifying homosexual marriage and child rearing.

Your second logical fallacy: confirmation bias.

There's nothing in this article that suggests any such thing.

What other reason is there for such nonsense?

To state the obvious, Dr. Bailey is an evolutionary biologist and this "nonsense" is what he studies. According to his team's research, it seems that homosexual behavior may be the result of natural selection and/or a selective force.

But my experience is extensive for someone not actually employed in any sector related to domestic animals. I have seen lots of homosexual behavior among many various farm animals and pets, but nothing to make me think that any animal was truly gay. But how could you know that anyway?

Argument from ignorance again. "[I've never seen convincing evidence]. . . but how could you know that anyway?" are the hallmarks of this logical fallacy.

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

BeaverCleaver

I'm not bitter.

Just by virtue of being a scientist it does not make their science sound and not their definitions either.

We are in agreement. Like I said, good science relies on good peer review.

And I consider myself a pretty solid skeptic, thank you. If you are as well, you surely recognize the logical fallacy you've employed here: argument from ignorance.

I, on the other hand, simply pointed out what new research has suggested based on what the researchers are publicly saying.

The article is what it is and nothing more: "In laymen's terms, here's what we found". There will be more to come as the scientific method does its thing.

Furthermore, there is nothing in this article I see that signals bias or poor scientific protocol.

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

Actually, it was you who cherry picked.

If cherry-picking means "reading and comprehending the entire article" to you, then I'm guilty as charged.

Read it again. Out loud, if necessary.

The article is entirely about a new study that suggests that "homosexual behaviour is a nearly universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom".

the article does not back it up except for one reseacher declaring that it is

The "one researcher" (Dr. Nathan Bailey) you dismiss out of hand was part of the research team and is commenting on their findings.

Their findings? This 16-year-old's "demons" occur almost universally throughout the animal kingdom.

Assorted homosexual and homogender behaviors are not enough to proof actual gayness.

I'm sure you could track down the paper itself. You could even explain your definition of "gayness" to the scientists in your peer review of their research.

As for me, I'm not a scientist so I don't comment ignorantly on scientific findings. I rely on other experts to review and test them. That's how good science works.

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

BeaverCleaver

TheGeneral, that link is useless.

I guess it's useless if you're going to cherry-pick the article and respond with a pitiful analogy.

From the same "useless" article:

"Same-sex behaviours – courtship, mounting or parenting – are traits that may have been shaped by natural selection, a basic mechanism of evolution that occurs over successive generations," he said.

"But our review of studies also suggests that these same-sex behaviours might act as selective forces in and of themselves."

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

Its not "people" who think this way - the rules were invented by the Creator, so if you or anyone else has a problem with that, you should take it up with Him.

Yep. Now we just have to figure out how to pray the gay out of the rest of the intelligently designed animal kingdom.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5550488/Homosexual-behaviour-widespread-in-animals-according-to-new-study.html

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

Try reading the Qu'ran or about Buddhism if it is too complicated for you to understand,

The Brothers Grimm is another good place to start.

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Posted in: Atsuko Kurusu tells story behind her attempt at suicide See in context

Moderator - What is an "ex-gravure idol" (or a current "gravure" idol, for that matter)?

You use this term (and have done so before) as if it is English but it doesn't make any sense.

Please enlighten me.

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Posted in: US church creates stir with gay exorcism video See in context

How many of you have asked someone to pray for you and you begin vomiting so violently and heavily that they need more plastic bags to help you? And then after the prayers you go limp and slide to the floor? Have you ever seen this kind of behavior? Strange ain’t it? Seems real enough to at least have a look regardless of the century.

You're right. It is indeed strange for someone (an adult no less) to get their imagination so worked up they exhibit this kind of behavior.

I’ve seen one where a 200+lb woman, howling like a wolf was taken out of a service and received prayer (she did not ask for this we presumed – there’s lots of that of course- which is what you are probably all laughing at). Promptly she slithered like a snake off the sofa and around a chair and curled up under the pastor’s desk. My usher buddy and I stood there speechless

I would be speechless, too - regardless of whether or not she was putting on a show for the congregation or actually required psychiatric attention.

They got her back on the sofa and called her family and they came and took her home. She was not delivered. Did she have demons?"

No, she didn't. She also didn't own a unicorn that could gallop across rainbows.

It's just sad that there are so many lunatics and frauds out there harming kids like this boy with their nonsense.

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Posted in: 'House' is world's most popular TV show See in context

It's already finished in the real world. Hold it right there . . .

It was a never a BBC TV show; it was on BBC radio. The American TV series is the only TV series!

And it hasn't been canceled.

What say you, sir?

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

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Posted in: 'Charlie's Angel' Farrah Fawcett dies at 62 See in context

Too bad she died on the same day as Michael Jackson whose death will overshadow her's by primetime tonight.

I don't think she'll mind.

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Posted in: 'House' is world's most popular TV show See in context

And I'm guessing you meant "no longer on BBC".

Season 2 of Flight of the Conchords (HBO) started in January of this year.

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Posted in: 'House' is world's most popular TV show See in context

Flight of the Conchords is the smartest show no longer on TV.

No, that would be Arrested Development.

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Posted in: Golden ale See in context

One can kill brain cells and people with a paper cup full of beer just as well as a golden tankard.

Picture this: Officer, I drank my beer from a golden tankard.

I lost several close family members because of those who had one or two beers so I am not a fan of alcoholic beverages. Drinking and driving do not mix.

Nor do drinking and scuba diving.

Your point?

Moderator: Please stay on topic.

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Posted in: Republicans accuse Obama of socialism See in context

LFRAgain at 11:33 AM JST - 18th June

Great post.

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Posted in: Golden ale See in context

Japanese beer. over 45 brands. all the same lager. all the same taste.

Hogwash. I don't know what Japan you live in but there are plenty of great beers here. Granted, you're not going to find them in the conbini.

If you want to try a few (or 40), visit a place like this: http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/~ppy/english/EnglishTopPage.html

The Great Japan Beer Festival is also a good place to learn about Japanese beer.

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Posted in: Oops See in context

Thank you.

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Posted in: Fetish fashion See in context

"entertainment at the lowest level."

Come on, I don't think they were eating out of that...

TOO funny!

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Posted in: Tokyo’s latest health craze goes straight for the jugular See in context

This is just stupid.

Drink water and eat nutritional meals.

A sucker's born every minute . . .

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Posted in: Marie, at AIDS awareness concert, says she has sex five times a day See in context

If she followed that statement up with how she always uses protection, it would be appropriate considering that was one of the most important lessons one should take away from such an event.

Who said she didn't say that? Who said this "article" isn't taking her comment out of context?

This weird little write-up is hardly journalism.

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Posted in: Marie, at AIDS awareness concert, says she has sex five times a day See in context

And who has time to sit around waiting for her to come home to get her fix?

That would be me.

I do.

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Posted in: Bridge over troubled waters See in context

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/attractions/entertainment/rtp/eastchugokushikoku/day1.html

It seems it is still under construction.

Here's a photo of/some info on the bridge: http://www.kochi-kia.or.jp/english/kochitourist.html

According this same page, there are three tourist attractions in Kochi City, not one :-)

Unless you count the fourth that's apparently 13km out . . .

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Posted in: Bridge over troubled waters See in context

LoveUSA

Bit Intrigued more about these people and even to find out if indeed the movie is any good.

no, it is not good.

Did you get into a special pre-release screening or time-travel?

Something tells me neither.

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Posted in: Egyptian cuts off penis after family nixes wedding plans See in context

He can become a transsexual.

Become? He's already a post-op!

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