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Posted in: Japan 'stole' our islands, Chinese foreign minister tells U.N. See in context

If you deny the Chinese owned the Senkakus/Diaoyu islands, you could also say Manchuria was not Chinese or Hong Kong or wherever.

The easy answer is to return the islands to Taiwan. Failure to do so pushes Taiwan a step closer to China. Keeping Taiwan in the fold while averting a further escalation would be a smart move.

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Posted in: Japan 'stole' our islands, Chinese foreign minister tells U.N. See in context

So why did the US give the islands back to Japan in 1971 along with Okinawa?

Official diplomatic relations were not begun until after that. Nixon's first visit was in 72 and even that does mean diplomatic relations were actually official and started.

You might also say the US was more interested in keeping their old friend than making a new one. And giving the Senkakus to China at the time would have angered the Japanese government greatly.

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Posted in: France asks Japan to restore moratorium on executions See in context

By making this request (read REQUEST) France is not trying to claim to be perfect.

This is like someone pointing out that your tie is crooked. You might look at him and say, "Your zipper is down". Fact is, both can true at the same time!

If killing is wrong, lead by example Japan. Sheesh.

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Posted in: Anti-Muslim filmmaker arrested in LA See in context

The timing is highly suspicious. Sounds like abuse of authority to me, making up any excuse to arrest him. Hard to tell though. If he is violating parole for real, depending on the terms, then I would support this. But the timing...

I am surprised the judge threw out the actress's case. Sounds like fraud to me, and her life is in danger.

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Posted in: Nap time See in context

Most of the kids old enough for such a slide are at or going to school no doubt.

And this could be early morning before any of the younger kids would get near the park. You see kids in the backround? Don't assume.

My first thought is that that he is that he missed the last train, a ridiculous fact of life in this country that leads people to play homeless for an evening. I have done this myself.

But I don't know anything about this pic for sure. Neither do you.

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