HonestDictator's past comments

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    HonestDictator

    So fact is, the car backfired while they were driving past the PD. Officers thought it was a gunshot and started the pursuit. Even then the couple should have STOPPED when told to, not start speeding up. If they had done that and still got shot full of holes, then the fault would lie completely on the police. 2 wrongs don't make a right.

    Posted in: Cleveland police officer acquitted in shooting death of unarmed black couple

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    Uh, NO... its a "portable phone". It does bother me when they're being annoyingly loud or obnoxious while on the phone. I'd be bothered if someone was talking on it in a library, during a movie/play/theater etc. Aside from that there is no point in making something out of nothing.

    Posted in: Does it bother you when people talk on smartphones on buses, trains or in restaurants?

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    It took 137 bullets, 62 police cars, 22 minutes, 13 shooting officers on a chase through dense Cleveland traffic....although I don't think the police ever learned why this car didn't stop.

    So you mean they were actually fleeing the police. While the amount of shots fired is extreme, for a fact I've been learning that a LOT of these shootings happened to these people because they were doing something illegal in the first place. I'm black and I grew up in a high crime neighborhood aka "projects". I've got NO sympathy for fools.

    I wised up at 17 when I figured out that if I didn't do anything against the law, I didn't have worry about law enforcement at all. Never had a serious issue with the police since then. Only once in the past 4 years have I been stopped by a police vehicle (which happened to be a black officer). But I complied with his requests and in about 6mins I was on my way back home with no further interference.

    I've yet to hear of a single on of these shootings of a black victim by a police officer where the victim was completely innocent of not being involved in something illegal in the first place. And yet the black community seems eager to jump up and protest.

    It's becoming increasingly apparent that the days when there were enough intelligent, respectable, and wise people in the black community actually protested for a very important issue like civil rights and real justice for those who were actually completely innocent. But as I said, that generation has grown old and are dying out a little too fast compared to the recent generations that oh so few have the brains to know what a righteous cause to protest for.

    If the couple were driving home from the grocery store or work, and nothing else even then if the police attempted to stop them for something as simple as a traffic violation, busted tail light, driving over the speed limit they should have STOPPED.

    First thing, people need to comply with the LAW. If one doesn't comply with the law, its oh so easy to see more situations like this.

    A protest is necessary in cases where the victim is completely innocent of any wrongdoing that would get them into trouble in the first place. But there have been so precious few of these from what I've been reading in the news lately.

    Posted in: Cleveland police officer acquitted in shooting death of unarmed black couple

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    Cleveland patrolman Michael Brelo, 31, was one of 13 officers who opened fire on Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams during a police chase on November 29, 2012.

    I need this to be clarified. Were Tim and Malissa being chased by the police or were they driving by the PD while the police were chasing a different vehicle? If they were being chased by the police in the first place the fault lies with them regardless. When they say stop you STOP.

    Posted in: Cleveland police officer acquitted in shooting death of unarmed black couple

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    Well, age does not bring wisdom. Total lack of common sense on his part. I'd feel sorry for him if he hadn't knowingly accepted a "bag" from some woman he wasn't too familiar with. Should he get out of this with his life, maybe he'll be wiser... or will he try to repeat the same stupid mistake?

    Posted in: Japanese grandfather gets life in prison in Indonesia drug case

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    I'm one to go with "no". Its only good for collecting evidence, not for "increasing safety". With proper usage one can either prove guilt or innocence in a crime committed.

    Posted in: Do surveillance cameras in buildings, stations and on streets make you feel safer?

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    Yes yes yes yes. Self-driving cars will do wonders for traffic and much more. I've been talking a lot about this with my colleagues and for some of them it would be nice to just get into their car and let it do all the driving for their daily work commute. Some of them can eat breakfast, put on make-up, talk on their cell phone, read a book while the car takes them where they need to go. Parent's won't have to be distracted by their kids since the car is driving. Elderly citizens that have failing eye-sight, lower awareness, or slower reaction times will no longer be a danger by operation a moving vehicle.

    Posted in: U.S. pushes pedal on car-to-car communication

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    It appears that some people here do not play chess. Fear-mongering or not, it is always better to be smart enough to read potential moves and take precautions against what can become viable threats and attacks in the future. Technology moves fast, and ways to take advantage of tech is faster. Why would anyone want to be one step behind instead of one step ahead in these kinds of situations?

    Posted in: U.S. security expert says he hacked plane controls mid-flight

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    Hint hint China, you're neighbors don't really trust you at all. If they did, they wouldn't be complaining now would they?

    Posted in: Kerry urges China to reduce tensions in South China Sea

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    Heartbreaking every time I hear news like this. Personally I believe it is better to always go with your children places until they're at least 10+ years of age. I know the parents are going to be hurting from this, and it was an accident that could have been avoided with some parental oversight.

    Posted in: Body of missing 8-year-old girl found in river in Kagoshima town

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    China is a product of their environment, especially these last 100 yrs.

    Not so any more. Now- my, my, my- how the tables have turned. From Servant to Master?

    And it is that kind of thinking that causes China to be a problem. China is also a product of China's own government.

    Posted in: China's military build-up aims to prevent repeat of WW2 disaster

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    HonestDictator

    Just a suggestion, the US and EU has a good pool of male porn stars that they can call over. Y'know, declining birth rate and all that.

    Posted in: Japan's 'Pornaldo' keeps scoring as male actors fizzle

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    HonestDictator

    China doesn't get it. They're currently acting exactly like Imperial Japan in the past. If they weren't instigating territorial disputes with practically all their neighbors trying to "expand China's territory" we wouldn't see China's military build up as a bad thing. Unfortunately, China is acting stupid trying to claim more than it actually owns.

    The math is simple. Over a billion people, and running out of space.... so therefore they want more territory and materials to support such a large population. Yeah, that's sounds like the way to "peace"... extreme sarcasm.

    Posted in: China's military build-up aims to prevent repeat of WW2 disaster

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    HonestDictator

    My 2 cents. There is a big difference between being voluptuous (my preference) and obese/overweight. No matter what anyone says, being obese/overweight is unhealthy period. Same with being too thin.

    In the days before junk food and indoor entertainment, any unhealthy creature was the first to be eaten by the predators. Even pets can get overweight because of the food we humans feed them.

    While its good for these girls to get a boost of self confidence, it still needs to be noted that having an unhealthy figure can quite easily lead to even worse health problems later on if not addressed. Keep within your healthy weight range for you height. Do that and all will be well.

    Posted in: Marshmallow girls want to cosplay too

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    HonestDictator

    When I read this I found it both funny and sad. Funny that any Islamist would even be stupid enough to try and pull a shooting in a gun-lovin' right to bear arms conceal carry state, and sad that I may just have to purchase a handgun soon to "protect" myself from other people who carry guns besides law enforcement and active military.

    Posted in: IS claims first attack on U.S. soil with Texas shooting

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    HonestDictator

    Humanity is still a very sorry state. If one were to look up how many sexual assaults took place in WW2 by both allied and enemy forces, no civilian is safe from anyone. What does matter however is whether or not the government of these people condone such actions.

    Posted in: Rage grows in Central African Republic over claims French troops raped children

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    HonestDictator

    While the medical profession might be pretty pathetic in Japan, its only because its not really taken professionally serious. Of course in my country anyone can be a med practitioner and some do have to work overtime or on call and some don't. Not all of those who become doctors/nurses/etc come from wealthy families, or have it as a "family profession".

    But a lot of these appear to be shallow perceptions of many different careers and jobs. Only things that need to be considered is work stability, and time management between work and family.

    Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date

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    HonestDictator

    He should also visit the memorial to Japanese-Americans while he's in the vicinity to get a bigger understanding that a country can't deny the wrongs that were done in its own history.

    Posted in: Abe to visit U.S. World War II memorial in Washington

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    HonestDictator

    Pixar (global market) obviously is going to make much more than the Nonai Berry (localized market). No matter what the similarity, it all boils down to who tells the same story better and to how many people.

    Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan

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    HonestDictator

    While there are certain things that Japan should do to make sure they're not appearing to renege on their previous apologies, China and Korea need to stop focusing on hatred in their past (especially China since they really need to look back on their own history towards their own people with the rise of "communism") and using it as the only excuse to avoid their own problems.

    Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami

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