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HonestDictatorMar. 08, 2014 - 12:11AM JST
Blatant slavery... in the year 2014. This is a reason to keep historical lessons in mind folks. Those that forget are doomed to repeat it.
Posted in: Malaysian couple to hang for starving Indonesian maid
HonestDictatorMar. 08, 2014 - 12:08AM JST
Well, this is what happens with theocratic governments which the majority of is Islamic states. Only other theocracy that is not Islamic is Vatican city.
For a fact I know I will not be visiting any country that decides its religion should rule the State. It's a shame too since Malaysia used to have its own culture before Islam ruined it. Same with Persia.... what a waste.
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
HonestDictatorMar. 06, 2014 - 03:08PM JST
Wow? Smells like either murder in "revenge" for what happened and covered up, or if it were an actual suicide then obviously Bitcoin is going the way of the US great depression era.... lots of bodies were falling from skyscrapers in that day.
Posted in: American bitcoin exchange CEO dies in suspicious circumstances in Singapore
HonestDictatorMar. 06, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
Wow, who was the idiot that prescribed this and in what sounds like an adult (or at least well above a properly calculated childs dose) dose with no perception that a child has a completely different physiology than a full grown adult!? This is why pharmacology is considered a serious science in the US and real pharmacists have to get licensed and work in tandem with physicians to make sure any patient both young and old receive the proper amount for their condition, reaction to certain medication and so on. Sad to lose a child like this....
A serious malpractice lawsuit I hope, not that it will compensate the parents enough.
Posted in: 2-year-old baby dies in Tokyo hospital
HonestDictatorMar. 06, 2014 - 02:37PM JST
It's only because the PRC thinks that by whipping up their propaganda of the IJA's past historical aggression will work outside of their own backyard. And they also appear to believe that they're distracting the rest of the world from their current aggression towards the rest of the region besides Japan. Honestly how gullible does the CCP believe the rest of the world is????
Posted in: U.S. defends Japan against China's plutonium criticism
HonestDictatorMar. 06, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
Very VERY bad statement. Instead of cutting things down, how about learning to work with the environment instead of destroying it? Plant more trees/indigenous plants Set aside already developed but unused land to grow trees/plants specifically for logging? I don't know how long it takes for trees to grow in Aus, but I'm pretty sure chopping something down that took at least 30+ years to grow is not easy to replace.
Posted in: Australian PM says too much forestry closed to logging
HonestDictatorMar. 06, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
Oh boy we've heard this round before. "the possibilities of pot usage are limitless..." From those who advocate it's usage by everyone. They don't want to accept that some people have allergies to the damned weed, and think it's healthy for EVERYONE. Newsflash. some people are allergic to peanuts (a plant), some people are allergic to eggs (animal byproduct) some people are allergic to aspirin (so they use acetaminophen) and vice versa... But nobody is allergic to pot?
And what about people with chronic breathing problems like asthma, or bronchitis? Surely they'll be healthy as a clam inhaling second hand toke by inconsiderate tokers according the "advocates" I've been seeing as of late. Reminds me of the days when smoking regular old tobbaccy was considered healthy and the doctors could smoke while seeing their patients and saying, "I don't like the sound of that cough..."
There is a reason why one of the first laws during the process of legalizing the recreational usage of pot in my state specifically states, "DO NOT USE IN PUBLIC". The city of Boulder got extremely p/oed at what happened at the "Boulder smoke out" (google the pictures of I to get my gist at just how stupid people have gotten and just how much air pollution was forced into the wind by an extremely large group of toking idiots in a public area). How can someone expect their rights to toke legally when they themselves don't respect the rights of others who choose not to be exposed to this for w/e personal reasons they have? One person's rights are to never ever infringe on the rights of others. And yet people still smoke/toke in front of their children (taking away the childs rights), smoke/toke in public areas (taking away the rights of non-smokers/tokers from the very basic right to breathe which is a life necessity, or not have allergic reactions, or aggravate any breathing conditions someone may already have...).
Scientific facts are ignored only by idiots, and the only pharmacological usage of THC is a hardly ever prescribed tablet used for inducement of hunger because there are too many other drugs that do the same job a hundred times better and more specific for the problem. Hemp? Hemp can be made from any plant, and is only made from male plants of the marijuana when produced from that particular plant. If someone wants to eat the plant I don't care. It will only affect them because even if they consume it on a regular basis, all drugs have side affects. Some are positive and some are negative, but many MJ users are going to learn this the hard way about the negative side effects especially after long term consumption or usage.
The feds in the US have it listed as a schedule one for the simple reason that it is considered a useless narcotic because there are many other schedule 2 through schedule 5 narcotics (and even non-scheduled meds) that do a thousand times better job than the alleged "beneifits" of mj users that like to smoke it.
If tokers (and smokers) followed the damned rules in the first place I would care less. But true to word, they don't care about the laws and don't care about the rights of others. I am making sure to respond in kind, "You only get as much respect and consideration as you give"
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers, authorities clash over marijuana rules
HonestDictatorMar. 05, 2014 - 02:51PM JST
And the sad thing is the countries that are worried about China's actions have been supplying them with the finances by letting corporations invest in outsourced cheap manufacturing and goods! Nobody has learned a damned thing it seems.
Posted in: China to boost defense spending by 12.2%
HonestDictatorMar. 05, 2014 - 02:48PM JST
I've been expecting this. A whole ton of laws will need to be put in place for folks to smoke pot legally without violating the rights of those who don't want to inhale the stuff or preventing criminal organizations from funding their other activities legally by starting a "legit" business venture. The door has been opened, lets see where the game ends. I've already had a few run-ins with inconsiderate tokers already.
HonestDictatorMar. 05, 2014 - 02:37PM JST
Funny that I currently work with a Ukranian whose quite avid about his perspective that Ukraine shouldn't be interfered with by Russia and a president (although elected) will not listen to his people. Seems like they want EU support and if the EU screws over Ukraine by not placing sanctions on Russia then the Ukrainians will feel abandoned by the very group they attempted to join. Depending on the EUs choice to support or not the US on sanctions will take our world in in a direction that will be better for all or screw themselves over.
Posted in: Obama says Putin not fooling anybody over Ukraine
HonestDictatorMar. 04, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
Only reason why the US "influential power" is considered to be waning is mostly due to the very stupid actions that have been plaguing Washington lately with political in-fighting. Republicans love doing stupid things, and then blame the democrats, and the democrats are doing stupid things but believe they're doing great and blame the republicans. If we'd get less of that garbage, the US would have much better standing in the world view. Thank Snowden, thank the NSA, thank political stupidity, thank a lot of "secret" information being spread about to destroy US diplomatic relations etc for our current predicament. And that is why China is going belligerent and now Russia. We can also thank Syria for exploding and now Ukraine... Could have kept the peace, but noooo.
Posted in: America's waning influence in the world
HonestDictatorMar. 03, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
If this has to do with the Uygher region, then China is getting a come-back for usurping their land. I just recently heard the comments of a woman who was kidnapped with her husband by an Islamic separatist group in the Phillipines that said the way the extremist think is that when they happen to kill fellow muslims in the process of terrorist acts, "It was their destiny and Allah's will" but when someone who is not muslim kills or takes the "property" of a muslim it is considered the utmost heinous act to them... sick and twisted thinking but China made the first move with their land grabbing of late. And due to that I'd expect more "insurgents" who are not Uyghur will be coming to China soon and committing more of these types of acts.
Posted in: China vows to punish those involved in deadly station rampage
HonestDictatorMar. 03, 2014 - 01:30PM JST
There is a saying that it takes more courage to live than to commit suicide. We're all going to die in the end anyway, but suicide is the easy way out instead of having to deal with the consequences of one's actions in life and facing the judgement of the laws of man. Life is like a story being told, the question is how do people want it to end. Sometimes it will end unexpectedly at the hands of others, or by the hands of a person themselves. Ideally one would live a life until old age and be able to look back on their experiences with fondness and personal growth until their last breath.
Posted in: Do you think suicide is an honorable way to atone for a crime or scandal?
HonestDictatorFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:50AM JST
Sounds like some overzealous gay rights lobbyists are putting money in the politicians pockets again. We've got enough to deal with at home and while I agree that the US should criticise the actions of Uganda's legislation there is jack all the US can do beyond that on a global scale.
Posted in: U.S. to combat anti-gay laws worldwide
HonestDictatorFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
I'd love to visit China and maybe some of the surrounding nations except that I know I'd have permanent respiratory problems just going there. I sincerely hope this man's case is successful because the last Chinese person I spoke to said, "its just fog" and when they sent me pictures of the place where they lived (quite far from Beijing) the sky was just filthy as well as the water. Both air and water pollution are detrimental to human habitation. One needs air to breath, and water to drink (so do the little tasty fish that we like to eat). Hopefully this will encourage a more reasonable approach to developing the country into a more environmentally conscious society. As it was said, "we have the technology...."
Posted in: Chinese man becomes first to sue government over smog
HonestDictatorFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:17AM JST
@Saketown, please get it straight, China holds the highest percentage of US debt owed on the international market, but America hold's the complete majority of America's debt. So while a war with China would cause some economical issues with the value of the US dollar, the yuan is still not valuable enough on a global scale to cause enough harm to the US in the long term and would do much more harm to China than the other way around. GDP is what determines the value of a country. And many corporations around the world aren't going to be interested in China when India is right next door for a cheaper price in manufacturing.
Posted in: U.S. envoy urges China, Japan to lower temperature in sea dispute
HonestDictatorFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:10AM JST
Chinese officials often call on Japan to “reflect” on its past, while Tokyo says its neighbors use history as a diplomatic stick to beat it with.
Chinese officials often call on Japan to “reflect” on its past, while Tokyo says its neighbors use history as a diplomatic stick to beat it with.
Both are right in that statement. China needs to reflect on its past (and present) as well, and stop staying in the past once Japan stops trying to whitewash/cover up its history... which by the way is exactly what China's government has been doing since Mao was in power.
Posted in: China declares national days for Nanjing Massacre, Japan defeat
HonestDictatorFeb. 27, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
Not just that but the EU would be pretty cheesed at Russia too if they intervened militarily.
Posted in: U.S. warns Russia against Ukraine intervention
HonestDictatorFeb. 27, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Very sad that this is what it is expected to take to get people into the SDF. As Alhaape pointed out, one should only want to join their country's military because they want to protect and help their country. Very sad.
Posted in: SDF show off their feminine side with calendar
HonestDictatorFeb. 26, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
More innocents get killed from attempting to defeat the Taliban? Really!? Please do clarify how you figure that the extremists will suddenly stop killing less innocents because you believe they will. Looks like we've got another dreamer in the world of reality. Pakistan doesn't want them in their country, but you believe if Pakistan just quits protecting its people from extremists less innocents get killed??? What's the logic behind that?
Posted in: Pakistani aircraft pound militants in northwest
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:38AM JST
It's only "destroying their reputation" among people who don't understand what "maintenance issue" means, or who…
Posted in: JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:35AM JST
Reformed - oh it happened all right! But I can`t post photos on here. You will…
Posted in: AKB48 invites mature applicants over 30
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:28AM JST
There is a lot of evil in this world, but the good always outstrips the evil…
Posted in: Anne Frank House makes donations to Tokyo libraries
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:24AM JST
Also, it is not possible to heal the effects of psychological trauma when the…
Posted in: Tsunami survivors suffer in silence three years after disaster
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:23AM JST
Time and again, pro-nuclear politicians are elected, and in a democracy it's elections that count.
Posted in: Thousands protest in Tokyo ahead of Fukushima anniversary