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    Just goes to show that whatever race, occupation, or offense, fame and money = reduced or no jail time.

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    the government thinks that they can stimulate the economy by increasing the sales tax

    The government doesn't want to increase the sales tax to stimulate the economy - a strategy that has been criticized by leading economists - but rather to simply to increase its coffers. It not only needs this money to pay down the ridiculous amount of debt it has accrued, but to fund more 'committees' and 'working groups' for useless studies (i.e. more $$ for cronies) and to fund more projects, which increase their kickbacks. The J. government is unbelievably corrupt. Why don't we hear more about it? Because the Abe government has muzzled reporters with its new secrecy law!!

    Posted in: Pinched pensions limit Japanese consumer clout

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    Yeah ... great idea. Let Iran continue to build the bomb and take away Israel's nukes at the same time. OH, I FORGOT, Iran's 'secret' underground nuclear facility and thousands of spinning centrifuges are simply to meet it's energy needs. Silly me ...

    Posted in: Nuclear non-proliferation talks end without agreement

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    As polite as clerks are, most shoppers are just as respectful toward the hard-working individuals who are ringing their purchases up.

    I suppose that's true if one considers grunts in response to questions being respectful.

    Posted in: Man buying porn refuses to be served by female convenience store clerk

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    Better coffee than cream at least.

    Posted in: Man arrested for throwing liquid on girl

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    No doubt they would have made off to the local yaoya-san to buy some bananas!

    Posted in: 9-year-old boy attacked by monkey in Fukuoka

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    @Illyas - An argument can be made for polygamy, but after mentioning pedophilia, you lost all credibility.

    Posted in: No room for gays in Kenya, says deputy president

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    I'm surprised that NHK (or any networks) covered the Yokohama rally at all. They'll soon get an earful from Abe's cronies!

    Posted in: Rallies, events held across Japan on Constitution Day

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    The fight seemed a lot closer than that. In fact, after hearing the judges scores, most of thought that Pacquiao had got the win. The judge who scored it 118-110 must have seen a different fight than we did!

    Posted in: Mayweather beats Pacquiao by decision

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    Good for him. I applaud his efforts to represent those who are on the fringes of Japanese society. It takes a lot of courage for him to interact with the general public this way.

    Posted in: 25-year-old 'shut-in' running for Chiba city council seat

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    Distancing themselves from sex, movies, beer, and romantic love? Those are four of my favorite things!

    Posted in: The top 20 things that Japanese youth are distanced from

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    @kcjapan - For a person who murdered, maimed, and injured hundreds of innocent civilians? I would completely disagree.

    Posted in: Tsarnaev guilty on 30 counts over 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

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    Farmboy,

    You should have read beyond the headline of the link that you included, since the story is about the defeat of a resolution to have nuclear inspections in Israel - through voting by the members of the IAEA, not about Israel itself refusing inspections.

    Israel is presumed to have a large arsenal of nuclear weapons - nobody disputes this. The point that I was making is that Iran has consistently played cat and mouse with nuclear inspectors (evidenced by news stories in the International Herald Tribune between 2008 and 2011), despite signed agreements to allow them in. Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad, other government officials, and the Ayatollah's of Iran have consistently called for Israel's destruction, while Israel has never threatened any other nation, as they simply want to be left in peace. The wars it has engaged in have always been after the provocation of Arab, Persian (i.e. Hezbollah, Iran's proxy) or Palestinian attacks, kidnappings, and/or rocket fire. Israel has never threatened to use it's nuclear arsenal, which it is purported to have had since the 1960s.

    By the way, I would fully support an agreement between Iran and the West that severely limits Iran's ability to develop weapon's grade uranium. Given its repeated threats of the past, I think this is reasonable. The agreement that was expected to be signed just before this one would have been just that, had Iran not backed out at the very last second. By all the accounts that I've read, the current agreement doesn't go far enough to limit Iran's nuclear enrichment capabilities.

    I hope you can now better understand the point I was trying to make.

    Posted in: Iran nuclear deal leaves major questions unresolved

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    why has there been unprecedented inspections of Iran by the IAEA

    Because Iran consistently denied they were enriching uranium beyond that which was needed for power generation (which was proven to be false).

    One major question is why has there been unprecedented inspections of Iran by the IAEA but the strongest opponent of the deal, Israel, which has hundreds of nuclear weapons, has never allowed an inspection.

    That's not true. Do some research.

    @warispeace - Every time there is an article even remotely connected to the Middle East, you jump all over Israel with accusations and insinuations. Are you really that passionate about the Palestinian's cause or do you have another agenda?

    Posted in: Iran nuclear deal leaves major questions unresolved

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    The noise that blares from used-goods shops' trucks, campaign vehicles of government candidates, and hate slogans from nationalists are okay, but the noise from children playing outside isn't? Talk about messed up priorities.

    Posted in: Residents up in arms over children's noise at daycare centers

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    al-Shabab, IS, and other terrorist groups that target innocent civilians are both maniacal and cowardly. It's hard to imagine that anyone could condone, let alone carry out, these mass murders.

    Posted in: Extremists promise more attacks in Kenya

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    I totally turned around a small, fledgling English school with the vision of turning English learning on its head.

    Okay ... that sounds interesting. What is your new, inventive method?!

    The Power English (PE) approach is communication based, getting people to speak and speak naturally.

    Wow! You use the communicative approach, like 90% of North American ESL programs and about 2/3 of native English teacher led university and adult EFL programs in Japan! (Yawn)

    Posted in: Turning English learning on its head

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    Best to avoid all these chains if possible, or at least cut down on the number of visits.

    Posted in: KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken

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    @25years - Not true. Israel's only enemies are the countries that want it destroyed, including most Arab countries (+ Iran) in the Middle East plus some other Muslim majority countries around the world. If people wanted to kill you and me, would that not make them our enemies?

    Posted in: Relax, Israel - if your ally is working with your enemy, it doesn't make them friends

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    Such a fitting photo of Abe and Aso having a good laugh while they help drive Japan into even greater insolvency through debt financing. With the political opposition in shambles, it looks like they will unfortunately get the last laugh.

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