Older drivers are aren't always at fault in incidents such as this. Recently in the US, a 37-year old driver drove more than three miles with a 65-year old clinging to the hood of his car. (Not saying the 65-year old made a "grown-up" decision by getting on the guy's hood.)
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This whole murder suicide thing, very common indeed in Japan.
Back in the '70s, an incident such as this was called "family suicide" in some English-language newspapers. Not sure when they started calling it "murder suicide," which is what it is.
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The United States, Canada and several Latin American countries have disavowed Maduro over his disputed re-election last year and recognized self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido as the country's rightful leader.
How about letting "Canada and several Latin American countries" work to sort out Venezuela's mess?
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Melody: There is only one truth in this bombing: The Americans committed the most disgusting sin and genocide against civilians in modern history.
Wow! More disgusting than the Nanking Massacre, the Holocaust, the Russian Gulags, Cambodian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Armenian Genocide, and many other "sin and genocide (that were conducted) against civilians in modern history?"
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seanwd20: Why isn’t this being reported by the foreign media?
There's lots of foreign media coverage. Google: Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar
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I first saw the Buddhist symbol while serving in Southeast Asia years ago. Noticed it was reversed. Was told its significance. Never thought much about it after that. I think most westerners will be OK with the symbol, once they know its Buddhist history.
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asking Japan to make sincere apology, that is what I want
Perhaps Japanese officials should meet with surviving comfort women to determine once and for all the "sincere apology" that want to hear.
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Just replaced the batteries in all my smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms should also be checked to ensure they are not more than ten years old. Smoke alarms that are more than ten years old should be replaced. Smoke detecting elements of smoke alarms aren't considered reliable after ten years,
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Are US car exports to Japan configured to support right-side drivers? If not, that would be the major reason US cars don't sell well in Japan. I drove a left-side drive US car while stationed in Japan back in the 1980s. Most of the time, driving that car was very stressful.
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Anyone who thinks that trumps tax returns are not important can stop pretending to be a patriot. They are only trumpets.
Trump’s taxes could show he’s dodged taxes for the last 20 years and his base will stay silent. Removing your spine is a requirement for being a Trump fan.
True. They don't actually care about America, only about Trump. But at least this exposes these people for the anti-american hypocrites they are.
During my 33-year military service and subsequent 20 years in the Department of Defense, I've never considered myself to be a "patriot," I am an American who loves his country. Also, I have been an Independent voter since 1956. I've voted for Democrats, Republicans and third party candidates. After elections, I have always supported the winning candidate, even if I didn't voted for him\her, and always hoped that the newly elected official would do what's best for my community, state and country. I try to avoid political arguments, mainly because it never ceases to amaze me how quickly some Democrats and Republicans will resort to name-calling and character assassination when someone disagrees with their opinions or have personal views that are different from theirs.
As far as the President's tax forms are concerned, considering recent incidents of confidential documents being made public, I personally believe that if there are documents which show fraud, they would have been leaked long ago. However, if an investigation is conducted, and it's found he submitted fraudulent tax reports, I won't commit seppuku, but it'll certainly look very bad for past and present IRS tax enforcement officials.
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expected to lead investigations into Trump's long-hidden tax returns
What is this fascination over President Trump's tax returns? If he were guilty of tax fraud of any kind, the IRS would have publicly announced any wrongdoings when candidate Trump announced he was running for president. Also, if there were fraud, the omnipresent "anonymous source" would have exposed it long ago.
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North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy
NK issues a warning and folks here are already cheering the possible failure of President Trump's efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
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Just your daily reminder why, for the first time in history, the most mocked, hated, and mistrusted person on the planet is a President of the United States.
Just curious, but do you have a link to some survey, news article, etc., to support the above statement?
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The problem with using the Niihau Incident as justification for the internment of Americans of Japanese descent is that no internment was ordered on the Hawaiian Islands.
While Japanese-American internment facilities in the Territory of Hawai'i were far, far fewer than in the US, they did exist. According to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i "An estimated 17 sites throughout the territory were used to confine Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II"
NOTE: The old internment camp at Honouliuli is less than five miles from my home here on O'ahu. More info about internment camps in Hawaii is available at:https://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/Hawaii_internment https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/untold-story-japanese-americans-wwii-internment-hawaii-n170746
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The singling out of Muslims combined with the president's rhetoric is exactly like the racism that led to Japanese -American incarceration during World War II
Muslims weren't singled-out. The ban included Muslims and non-Muslims from specific countries which did not have adequate procedures in place to vet travelers intending on traveling to the US. Muslims from other countries were able to travel to the US without restrictions while the travel ban was in effect.
Also, while the internment of Japanese-Americans (along with Italian and German-Americans) during WWII was an extreme violation of their civil rights, usually when discussing the internment issue, little is mentioned of the "Niihau Incident" which contributed to internment being considered as a wartime strategy. ICYMI, the Niihau Incident involved a Japanese pilot who crash landed on Hawaii's northernmost island after attacking Pearl Harbor and received aid and comfort by Issei residents of the island. At the time, it was thought that in all "likelihood that Japanese residents previously believed loyal to the United States may aid Japan if further Japanese attacks appear successful" -- resulting in the now considered illegal confinement of more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent.
More on the Niihau Incident is available at:http://www.historynet.com/the-niihau-incident.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niihau_incident
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Personally, I find it odd that none of the bombs detonated. As I understand it, package bombs are supposed to explode when the packages containing the bombs are opened. None did. This leads me to believe someone may be attempting to frighten rather than cause injuries or death. That being said, I think the perpetrator may be a misguided Democratic supporter who thinks Republicans will be blamed thereby causing potential Republican voters to switch their votes to Democratic candidates. Or, an equally misguided and even dumber Republican supporter who thinks sending threatening devices to prominent Democrats will somehow result in increased votes for Republican candidates. Regardless of party affiliation of the perp and his\her desired results, the person responsible for mailing the bombs should be charged with hate crimes, terrorist threats, postal crimes, etc., or a combination of multiple charges that will ensure he\she receives a very, very long prison sentence. Also, while mailing the bombs was extremely stupid, mental illness shouldn't be allowed to be entered as a defense during his\her trial.
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I hope the message received is: Do not accuse a man of sexual misconduct unless you have evidence of some kind to corroborate your accusation.
I'm an Independent who abhor sexual abuse of any kind, and I would support a Democrat, Republican or member of any other party if he\she is accused of sexual abuse without the "victim" being able to provide tangible evidence or witnesses to support the accusation.
Accusations of sexual abuse and\or harassment without providing proof reminds me too much of my growing up in Mississippi in the 40s and 50s, when the so-called "believe all white women" rule was in effect in Mississippi and other southern states.. In those days, many black males were beaten, jailed or killed after being falsely accused by women of rape, leering, improper gestures, whistling, staring, or any other action considered by the women to be improper conduct. Later, many of the women would admit their accusations were false, but it was much to late to save the accused from being beaten severely, jailed or killed, e.g., "Scottsboro Boys," Emmett Till, etc.
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Hiro: How would it feel if we build statues of US dropping bomb on us
Wouldn't bother me. Go for it. Also, to show Japan's air superiority during the initial stages of the war, include statues of Japan bombing Pearl Harbor, Guam, The Philippines and other Asian nations.
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very focused on eliminating trade deficits with America's trading partners
What's wrong with trying to eliminate trade deficits?
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Immigrants are the backbone of many nations.
Shouldn't that be "Legal Immigrants are the backbone of many nations.?"
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"When I recognized the date, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, I knew it was something special,"
If the countdown to war briefing was held "just hours before the attack" and Vice Interior Minister Michio Yuzawa, wrote an account three hours after the meeting was over, the date of the memo would be Monday, Dec. 8, 1941.
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U.S. officials familiar with the matter said
Frankly, I don't have a whole lot of belief in articles such as this that are based on anonymous sources.
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Saito allegedly told the police that she "knew it was a red light" at the intersection, but she "attempted to go through."
It doesn't appears that age, mistaking gas pedal for brake, etc., was the cause of this accident. "Impatience" seems to have been the cause. This "impatience" or "I can make it" mindset can infect drivers of all ages, and it's not unique to Japan.
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"the moment they completely disarm their lives will be over."
Does anyone expect North Korea to completely disarm? It's all about nukes.
"Never forget or forgive what the USA and Japan did to you. It is unforgivable."
.... but families of Japanese abductees, families of victims of North Korean atrocities, and survivors of North Korea's invasion of South Korea should all forgive and forget? North Korea's hands are just as dirty as those of other countries.
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Here's the video of the illegal hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6_yfY3jc-A
The QB has clearly released the football and is totally defenseless.
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TomToday - If America were not Ocean Locked, it would have disappeared a long time ago.
OK, I'll bite, what exactly is meant by the above statement?
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This should only be triggered by a military directive and should be verified by two persons before the alert is broadcasted.
Here in Hawaii, if incoming missiles are actually detected, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) would transmit alert messages and sound alert sirens only after being informed of the incoming missiles by the US Pacific Command (USPACOM). HI-EMA did not receive anything from USPACOM to indicate missiles were coming. Reportedly, a supposedly long-term and well-trained HI-EMA employee intended to activate a normal, daily shift change routine, but mistakenly started a sequence which would send a Hawaii-wide missile alert message. Astoundingly, after the employee started the sequence, he received a prompt which asked something like "Do you really want to do this?" and he responded YES. That started the whole false alert thing and lots of folks went into panic mode.
One of the improvements that will come out of this mess, is that HI-EMA now requires two-person verification before future such alert messages are transmitted.
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