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  • 6

    FullM3taL

    Watched parts of the debate, and my assessment was that Sanders had Clinton's number all night long. I think he could have said a lot more aggressive in calling her out on her policy decisions and ties to wall street. But still overall a very strong showing from Sanders.

    Here is what I don't understand about America and its politics (and in this particular case, the democrats). Sanders has a higher honesty/integrity rating than Clinton, higher favorability rating than Clinton, does better in hypothetical matchup polls against republicans, and has the highest approval rating of any US senator. And still he is behind in the race to the nomination. So, the people overall favor Sanders but are still gonna vote Clinton. How does that even work?

    Posted in: Clinton, Sanders spar in debate days before New York primary

  • 3

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    A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic shortly before two blasts struck the packed airport departure lounge.

    Of course. It'd be more of a news if people heard "Oi vey".

    At this point, even the most ardent defenders of the doctrine of Islam have to acknowledge that something is very wrong. Many other ethnic and religious minorities have suffered injustices. Still many others have reached out to western Europe in hopes of a better life. But it is the members a particular "fraternity" that show this sort of proclivity for violence. I understand the urge to believe that religion is not to blame, that somehow geopolitics drives these people to do what they do. But at the same time, we have square that argument with the reality that other minority/migrant communities do not engage in such barbaric activities.

    Europe has a simple choice. Either acknowledge the reality, and fix what is broken. Or stay in denial, and perish.

    Posted in: Attacks on Brussels airport, metro station kill 34

  • 8

    FullM3taL

    “We have a special obligation to make clear what we stand for, which is why I think we should not make promises we can’t keep,” Clinton said.

    Hillary Clinton should change her campaign slogan to - "Lower your expectations. Vote Clinton."

    Seriously though, are those things Sanders promises actually unrealistic? Because I was under the impression that most of the schemes such as single-payer healthcare were already tried and tested in western Europe and Canada. Or are those promises unrealistic because Clinton's donors will not make money from them and told her they are unrealistic?

    Continuing her assault, Clinton embraced a typical Republican line of attack to demonize Sanders, saying his plans would likely increase the size of the federal government by about 40 percent.

    Not surprising. By most standards, Hillary is more Republican than Democrat. It is due to Bernie that she is being forced to drift left.

    May the force be with Bernie.

    Posted in: Clinton slams unrealistic Sanders 'promises' in debate

  • 5

    FullM3taL

    “We thought of sentences in a way that students can memorise and practise easily,” said the spokesman.

    Ah yes. Of course.

    Problematic entries included, “I was puzzled by the size of her breasts” and “She squeezed me in a rhythmic way.” Among other examples were, “Please slowly insert all the way” and “Don’t stimulate the sensitive spot too hard.”

    On second thought, this might actually work for the male students. /jk

    Posted in: Japanese cram school under fire over 'sexist' kanji text

  • 5

    FullM3taL

    @katsu

    My sincerest apologies. I misunderstood the ordinance to mean it would result in a ban. My bad. Thanks for pointing it out. The ordinance now looks pretty good!

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  • -5

    FullM3taL

    As someone who is an absolutist about Freedom of Speech, I disagree with this ordinance (people are most welcome to disagree, or dislike this comment). Hate Speech should be fought with informed debates and positive messages, not with bans. These measures can have certain undesirable side effects in the long run.

    I think America has the right idea in this regard, wherein hate speech is permissible and even protected under the right to free speech (such as that in which the idiots at the WBC engage in), but hate crime is illegal and severely punished.

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  • 0

    FullM3taL

    To them, its fun.

    To the rest of us, its bad rep.

    Posted in: Crowd control

  • 16

    FullM3taL

    The only people who profit from these events are giant corporations who get massive contracts at inflated prices funded by the taxpayer. The Olympics will not turn over nearly enough money for this whole gig to be profitable. For a country with such a massive debt, shrinking/aging population and no real growth as Japan, bidding for the Olympics was a huge folly to begin with.

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  • 7

    FullM3taL

    People blaming the migrant situation for this might want to consider the migrants are running from the same sh*t.

    At the same time, if it later turns out that the attackers got in disguised as migrants, Europe does need to tighten controls.

    Europe now has to walk a very tight rope between pragmatism and idealism.

    Stay safe people in Paris!

    PS: Some reports suggest the attackers shouted...... you guessed it, Allahu Akbar. And yet we will be subjected to the same drivel that religion has nothing to do with it. These attacks are just a symptom, and the world quickly needs to focus on the problem rather than the symptom.

    Posted in: At least 120 killed in six Paris terror attacks; police hunt for accomplices

  • 10

    FullM3taL

    “I don’t think we should keep our mouth shut at all times just because of freedom of the press,” LDP Secretary General Sadakazu Tanigaki

    Nobody is asking you to "keep your mouth shut at all times", although it would be better for everyone. The allegation is of "exerting undue pressure". The LDP could have just criticized the program, but they went on to summon an NHK executive, while the Ministry also issued a "stern warning" to the NHK. See the difference?

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  • 1

    FullM3taL

    It's oddly satisfying to watch Mourinho and his team crash and burn.

    Also, Vardy is a beast of a player.

    Posted in: Stoke tighten screws on Mourinho; Lingard lifts Manchester United

  • 2

    FullM3taL

    @PT

    India was not aligned to either side in the cold war. In fact it was practically the founder of Non-aligned Movement (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Aligned_Movement). However, due to the US policy of "You're either with us or against us", India had better relations during that time with the Soviets.

    Posted in: Pakistan PM urges U.S. to take its side against India

  • 4

    FullM3taL

    Well, the US did take Pakistan's side for years, despite it being a military dictatorship for a majority of its history post-independence. You would have thought that India would have been much more of a natural ally given its democratic and secular nature, notwithstanding its growing economic might.

    And of course, lest we forget, Osama Bin Laden was being given safe haven by the Pakistani military and intelligence. Pakistan is also responsible directly for the creation of the Taliban. Also, given India's stellar non-proliferation record in comparison to the less than desirable one of Pakistan, it shouldn't be hard to see which side the US should be taking.

    Posted in: Pakistan PM urges U.S. to take its side against India

  • 12

    FullM3taL

    In fact, this is especially tangible as yet another source of revenue for Yasushi Akimoto, the head of AKB Group who also just happens to be the chairman of the Cool Japan Council.

    Oh, how utterly convenient.

    ““It’s not ‘Cool Japan’ but ‘Fool Japan.’”

    Need we say more?

    Posted in: Cool Japan Project to fund AKB48 sister group in Philippines

  • 6

    FullM3taL

    So apparently, the gunman posted on 4chan yesterday that he was gonna carry out this massacre.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:OZGEjT1ilSUJ:https://archive.moe/r9k/post/22785729/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    Some of the replies actually encourage him and offer him suggestions on how to be more lethal. I suppose they took it as a prank or a joke thread but my word are some people really screwed in the head. Reading that thread fills me up with rage.

    Posted in: Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least 9 killed, 7 wounded

  • -1

    FullM3taL

    I wish Wenger and Rodgers would stay at their respective clubs for many years to come! :D

    Posted in: Arsenal, Chelsea crash as Bayern cruise in Champions League

  • 0

    FullM3taL

    invisibility cloak

    Cool! That just leaves the Elder Wand and the Resurrection Stone, and we will have ourselves the Deathly Hallows!

    Posted in: U.S. scientists make tiny invisibility cloak

  • 12

    FullM3taL

    A nice picture to symbolize the resistance against Abe's policies.

    Posted in: Wet protest

  • 3

    FullM3taL

    It always surprises me how relatively unknown Samurai Champloo is in Japan. That is one of the best anime series I've ever watched. And really glad to see my all time number one favorite FMA-B make it into the top 30!

    Posted in: 28 Japanese anime series make IMDb’s top 250 TV series list

  • 0

    FullM3taL

    Some of the videos posted online of the explosion are horrific. An explosion of this magnitude will almost positively result in casualties, but hope that is not the case.

    Posted in: At least 44 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port

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