How come the drunks, adulterers, and liars didn't get as upset as the homosexuals.?
The usual over reaction from the LGBT community. And a misunderstanding of religious belief.
If I were to chat with Israel Folau and talked about my lifestyle, he would probably say that I would burn in hell, yet I wouldn't take it as a slant against me personally. In fact I would understand his personal religious belief.
Israel Folau's comments included plenty of others who would burn in hell, it's a religious belief, yet it's always the LGBT community who get so upset.
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storm, maybe where you and I come from there are not many excuses for the Mother not to report this, because we have fairly reasonable authorities who act when it is reported. But there appears to be a problem in Japan and while I am in no way condoning the Mother, I do totally understand that many Japanese Mothers see that reporting is more problematic and nothing gets done (as in this case).
The way I see it is that if the Mother never laid a hand on her daughter (there is no evidence of this so far), then the authorities should be treated just as harshly as the Mother is now, if not more so. The Mother would have had dependency and power harassment. The authorities did not.
As for other posts accusing the Mother because she pleaded guilty, yeah right, We've seen with the Ghosn case just what pleading guilty in Japan entails..
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Yet more anti-Mother accusations here. Seems like some posters have a deep mistrust of women.
Does anyone have any opinion on the fact that the education board passed a copy of the daughters accusation to the accused father? Or that the social services completely failed to visit the home? Or everyone just wants to have a field day on the Mother?
Complicity can never ever be worse than the abuse. Or than authorities failing to protect.
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Many instant accusations against the Mother here. Not a jot about the authorities.
storm, with all due respect, this is not the animal kingdom. Japan is supposed to have social services, the police, and education authorities in place. In Japan these Mothers know they are just creating further abuse if they report and it creates more problems and no resolution.
The husband was previously reported and the wife was beaten and abused too.
The establishment in Japan are putting the hit on the Mother to cover up its gross failings.
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stormcrow and GW, not condoning the Mother completely, but as I have said, the husband already was reported to authorities. And the daughter already was taken into care. I don't understand how the authorities are covering up their total failures and sentencing the Mother for something that was already done?
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Why isn't the Mothers lawyer proving that the Mother had evidence that reporting would go nowhere?
Surely there is sufficient evidence already (total failure by social services, the education board, and the police) to prove that the Mother knew it would be a complete waste of time reporting him, and would only lead to more abuse and attacks.
The Mother is going to be jailed for being complicit by not reporting him, but surely he already was reported previously and nothing happened.
In most western countries she would be freed. The Mother is taking the hit for the establishment in Japan.
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Why aren't the social services and education board on trial as well? If the Mother is already in court this week?
The Mother was attacked and abused and threatened by that monster and she was stuck in a dependent relationship. The Mother already had evidence that social services and the police would not help her if she did report.
Social services and the education board should have been arrested and put in court before the Mother.
I hope the husband rots in jail.
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Trump undid an illegal and treasonous collusion with an enemy left by your beloved Comrade Obama!
If you are referring to the nuclear agreement with Iran it was legally binding among international nations including the US. Until Trump undid it. That agreement created peace with Iran, so the Israelis were not happy (hence Trump undoing it).
Iran threatening the USA is laughable
That's funny, I thought it was a US aircraft carrier fleet in the middle east and not the other way round.?
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Japan and Iran have always had good diplomatic relations. Israel and the US should learn from them.
Trump is going to lead us all into a global war for the sake of his next election.
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Meanwhile club 'catchy' stop schoolgirls in the street offering illegal work, and drivers everywhere are on their phones while driving. Arrest the real culprits.
If anyone here has children and their children get caught doing such a prank - feel proud that your children are quite innocent in today's world.
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Thank goodness we rarely get any Man You fans on here. Eternally moaning about how hard life is for them.
Man Utd have spent north of 300 million since Mourinho. And failed. What a joke.
I don't see how City can claim to be the best team in Europe. They never got as far as meeting Ajax and they were knocked out by Spurs for goodness sake. And Liverpool knocked Barcelona out.
I was listening to a Citeh fan on BBC5 on the weekend trying to argue against the away goals rule that knocked them out of Big Bup - Citeh, the new Man You...
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zichi, Man You have not been great since Ferg retired and Liverpool struggled for years before Klopp came along. Modern history tells us Man City and Chelsea have been the great clubs until Liverpool win something. Not sure what Everton are doing on your list.
Fish & chips are from coastal towns. More south than north. What pies are you referring to? Pie & mash is a traditional London meal.
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Britlover, most of us are celebrating an all English finals sweep. Only you come along and kick off. The stats this year show that of the two major European cups, 3 of the 4 finalists are shandy-drinking cockneys. Only 1 finalist spends all their time in the job centre.
How many 'northerners' play for Liverpool? In fact, how many Liverpool fans are northerners?
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Jim, I quite like Watford, Wolves, Leicester, and Everton. I think they are more interesting because they haven't the salary budget and they have young exciting squads and managers. I agree with what you say if they lose players, but if Watford, Wolves, and Leicester keep their players and their managers they will challenge 3rd and 4th. Everton have been decent against the top 6 too. Why? Because Sarri's style is failing Chelsea, Spurs will not invest, Arsenal are soft and inconsistent, and Ole is not the Man for You who have been failing consistently since Ferg retired.
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zichi, I will still argue that its more about the manager. And Leicester are a great Premier League-winning example of a (cheap) team unit coached well. I reckon that if Wolves and Watford keep their managers they will challenge for top 4. Man You have spent how much under successive managers? 300 million plus! And Spurs could well meet Liverpool in Big Cup Final having spent nothing. Yes Liverpool have spent big, but without Klopp they would never have achieved this.
Huddersfield should have kept Wagner. And I hope the Rams beat Dirty Leeds.
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BigYen and Shipwrecker, if it gives you any hope, in the premier league you also get to play the likes of my team Arsenal, so it's not all gloom and doom for you..
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Shipwrecker - I have to ask you, how on earth did you let Wagner leave?
I understand it was Wagner's decision, but surely you would have been better off going down with him? And Huddersfield were even worse after he left.
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I thought it was April Fools Day when I checked this mornings news! Unbelievable.
And with no Salah and no Firminho I really thought Liverpool had no chance. And 0-3 down!
Liverpool truly are the greatest comeback team in Europe and Anfield the greatest stadium to encourage those comebacks.
This is what British football is all about (from an Arsenal supporter).
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BigYen and Serengoza, if you just happen to wear both navy blue and white, have flat facial features, and have had exactly 3 previous girlfriends - it sounds like you could be the ideal men for these women...
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Waste of time asking women who their ideal man is. They don't know themselves...
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Take a look at the picture. Not one of these protesters had been born by 1945. In fact the majority were born in the Nineties or after.
Clearly they are anti-Japanese activists with no experience of WWII whatsoever.
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smith, as you have a Korean family background and you would know more about this than most of us here, maybe you can explain President Moon's position on apologies, comfort women, and unification teams at various Olympics? Is it not true that Moon has used these topics for political gain? That he is happy for the apology and comfort women subjects to be brought to the boil?
I am really interested to hear your opinion on why every time an Olympics comes along Moon gets together with Kim, produces a unification flag, which then results in no reunification whatsoever but a nice bit of PR at the cost of whoever is hosting the Olympics.
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It's not in the Emperors position to apologise, he is not political. It is the prime ministers job to apologise, and this has already been done.
Moon is a joke and stirs the patriotic pot for his own career. What happened to all this Korean unification flag-waving then? What happened after all the Olympic unification nonsense? That's right, no unification whatsoever, just an election attraction.
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The UK sentence has nothing to do with skipping bail or the sexual assault claim (subsequently dropped), and has everything to do with US extradition. Assange may have spent 7 years inside the Ecuadorian embassy and eventually jailed in the UK but it appears that his decision to claim asylum and avoid Sweden was a correct decision - look how quickly he was presented with an extradition request from the US.
We're looking forward to welcoming you to the US, Mr. Assange. Might I recommend saving your money for the fight that'll inevitably occur on US soil.
And endangered many more.
Good luck weaseling your way out of this one. The UK likes us a lot more than they like you.
And for those of you defending the US extradition, you are also defending the US military secret of the apache helicopter attack on innocent men. Assange and Manning may have broken 'the law' but this law was put in place by governments that wish to hide war crimes.
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Madverts, the Swedes dropped the case, therefore it would not have stood up in court. But by then the Swedes would have flown him to the U.S. And why would he have been extradited to the U.S? For releasing a (true) story that an apache helicopter shot down innocent men and hid the fact.
If Assange did sexually assault two women I would be the first one to applaud him being locked up for it. But this sentence is not about that is it? This story is about his Wikileaks activism and upsetting the U.S.
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To be anti-Imperial Family is to be anti-Japan. I am real angry at these protestors.
Remember what Imperialism in Japan led to in 1945. The Emperor in 1945 essentially led Japan to self-destruct at great cost to it's own people.
If you don't like these protesters try hanging out with the right wingers for a day - see how that goes...
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I have been following this story with great interest ever since Assange claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.
For sure there are points which I do not like about Assange and the sexual assault case should have been dealt with. But even that accusation creates doubts in my mind (quite possibly a setup job to arrest Assange and to begin an extradition process).
We should all ask ourselves, after watching the horrific military video of an apache helicopter mowing down innocent men - do we think this should have remained a military secret? Or was it in the public interest to have released that film? (of course I expect the answer to be that it is in global public interest to know about those killings)
In which case Chelsea Manning should never have received such a strict sentence, and Assange should be left alone.
The ridiculous thing about this UK sentence is that the original charge against Assange to extradite him was dropped by Swedish prosecutors - therefore Assange has been jailed for skipping bail on a charge that was dropped.!
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I refuse to pay 300% more for flights or hotels, there should be a legal cap to it.
Anyway, Tokyo is quite nice during Golden Week, and Obon, and Oshogatsu.
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If the cars have never been sighted in North Korea it's simple. They were leased in the visiting countries and placed his badge on as part of the service.
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League title race? What league title race? (From an Arsenal supporter, 2019)
I don't like Dyche. He's living in the seventies with his alpha-male big man aggression. The Dyche-Burnley varnish has started to fade this season. I don't mind Burnley's back-to-basics survival in the premier league, but I can't stand the way Dyche stands over officials and opposing coaches with intimidation, considering he's won nothing.
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