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HonestDictatorOct. 18, 2014 - 12:03PM JST
I would have hoped that the ebola issue would become much more important to Boko Haram than trying to waste time promoting the "evils" of western ideals are bad.
And this "truce" thing has never been a good idea with Islamic fundamentalists. The Qur'an specifically states that you only ask for a truce with your enemies to get your bearings and strengthen yourself when weak so you can attack again at a later date... Honestly, Islamic texts specifically tell everyone who pays attention what methods these guys use.
Posted in: Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
HonestDictatorOct. 11, 2014 - 01:21PM JST
I'm so tired of hearing this kind of news. I think Japan needs a serious overhaul on its sex education and proper use of contraceptives.....Pills, condoms, sponges, diaphrams, patches, the list goes on... and folks like this can't seem to USE THEM!
Posted in: Crying infant found in bag outside home in Aomori Pref
HonestDictatorOct. 10, 2014 - 08:38PM JST
He might have left the country... Honestly though, I'd love it if NK just fell apart in the next few months and was re-absorbed into south Korea as Korea. Would be amazing if we no longer had to call it north or south anymore. Although there would be a double increase in K-drama's and pop when that happens. Guess that will have to be a trade off for a good thing xD.
Posted in: N Korean leader Kim absent from key anniversary event
HonestDictatorOct. 08, 2014 - 01:48AM JST
@kikai, your argument is pretty much that of the average "devout muslim" consistently protecting the faith from criticism completely regardless of much of the factual evidence (including the Qur'an, the Hadiths, the general history of Mohammed himself the biggest sore point of Islam, and the continuing perpetual history of Islamic governed societies) going on worldwide that completely contradicts everything you're saying. A lot of us have seen the exact same denial, and mis-representation, attempts of re-direction from the main issue... by many others that have come before you. I don't have anything against you for being muslim. You're a human being first and foremost. But there are many times when we've seen muslims put themselves first by their religion, then by their political stance, and lastly by their humanity/nationality/ethnicity.
My uncle and his immediate family is muslim. I've had many fellow muslims that I've had as classmates, room-mates, co-workers and so on. Some of them were good people, and unfortunately there were also a lot of bad thinking and quite aggressive with their "beliefs" and how they thought things should be to the point where they only believed that the basic human rights that are awarded to everyone in this country meant that everyone except them had those rights. This has been over a period of 20 years... that's quite a long time to tell a zebra by its stripes.
My uncle attempted to convert me and my mother when I visited him in 1996, and since it is the US he obviously couldn't go as far as the Qur'an said he could. And to this day I can remember the literal crap that came out of his mouth and back then I didn't pay attention to it as Islam wasn't considered anything more than just another "religion". Sept, 2001 came around and everything my wonderful uncle spewed from his mouth came right back out as I studied more about Islam, and observed the situations happening around the world even before that date it came together. He was nice enough to give me my first copy of the Qur'an. Before the post 2001 white-washed versions started being published. The eloquence of the original Arabic translation with all of its flowery, over exhalted wording doesn't change the fact that the main substance is still bad.
2nd of all I don't listen to those who have never been "true" muslim. I'm listening to those that have lived it experienced it were born in Iran, Pakistan, SA, UAE, India, Indonesia, Africa and so on in muslim families and still had enough brains to realize the evil ideals propagated in the guise of "religion" by Islam, determined it was inhumane and left as best they could.
The worst enemy to Islam are the apostates, which is why so many of them keep getting death threats (because they left Islam... which is punishable by death regardless of the two-faced lip service many Imams are known to deny.), and keep a wary eye of their surroundings because they are extremely capable of exposing every attempt at taqiyaa and promote the truth of Islamic ideology by going to the root of the problem. By focusing on the founder's own behavior during his lifetime and pointing out the religious texts that are inspiration for the negative situations Islamists are propagating in this day and age. And some of them actually are Arabic and can read even the old original texts just fine.
Those that want to try and sway the issue by stating, "what about the crusades" (which if anyone had the brains to look up the cause would know that the old Ottoman caliphate was what created the crusades in the first place... hmmm).
And the laughable, "The Christians, Jews, and other religions are just as extreme!" Still can't grip in their heads that the problem isn't just located to a single little enclave but completely global. Even the IRA didn't have IRA affiliates that they could recruit all the way from Africa, or Russia, or Germany. IS can, do the math on that.
The Swedish man that killed 77 people (with guns mind you) claimed to be Christian but was not affiliated with a well supplied, secretly supported Christian terrorist group that gets secret finances from quietly supportive donors (as well as Islamic government backing....). IS and other Islamists groups do.
I don't have to worry about being commanded to attend the local Christian church, or Buddhist temple, or Jewish synagogue to pray and being thrown in prison or persecuted for not doing so. Nor do I have to worry about blasphemy laws, which many muslims actually advocate for world-wide. Another blatant human rights violation of free speech and thought. IS advocates by strict sharia (Islamic) law.
How many Islamic fundamentalist terror groups are there? Lets count them by their locations and long term goals. I've come across 85 officially recognized, internationally identified, Islamic fundamentalist groups situated in various continents.
And get this. Only about 10-15 (all IRA branches located only in Ireland and that is mostly political/independence) can be considered "Christian" terrorist groups. The rest of the groups listed were only for communist and independent nationalism. Not religious. Islamic fundamentalism counts for more than 70% of those commiting terrorist acts around the world. The math speaks volumes.
Bad founder + bad teachings + aggressive ideals = bad ideology.
I believe that people can follow any religion (or non-religion) as they so choose as closely as they want until the point where it begins to violate basic human rights. Islam unfortunately has a lot of text geared towards stripping away those rights and people that are actually following those texts to the letter.
Islamic texts condone slavery, concubines, depreciation of women, war against non-muslims and those that are not "muslim" enough and refuse to subjugate themselves to Islam. Taxes levied against non-muslims that are allowed to live until either they can't pay the inflated, persectution, loss of land and so much more. Stoning, mutilation, execution for "sinful" deeds.
Sin should only be considered crime against a divine entity to be judged and sentenced by said divine entity, not man. But there are many religious believers that make that very big mistake, it's just that the Islamic fundamentalists want to take it as far as they can.
Religion is about "self-governance" not the governance of others as Islamic doctrine (and admittedly the old Judaic texts) promote. The only way for Islam to survive this is complete reformation, rejection of a vast majority of Mohammed's "teachings", or to completely dismantle itself.
Posted in: Ben Affleck defends Muslims on U.S. TV talk show
HonestDictatorOct. 07, 2014 - 10:39PM JST
I agree, they can't give up if they want to accomplish something overall they need to keep up the pressure. If they don't they will be seen as a weak attempt at protesting and the CCP will see it as an easy way to get the HK populace under their boot since they have no real gumption to protect their rights in the long term. Unless HKers are planning a different kind of protest which is much more subtle and has more impact on Beijing.
Posted in: Hong Kong protesters at odds over pullback plan
HonestDictatorOct. 07, 2014 - 10:30PM JST
Not a single one of these guys touting the tolerance of Islamic doctrine have listened to a single word of the millions of ex-muslim apostates and those who are still (in the closet) about leaving Islam. These guys are the most outspoken against Islam because of what they've seen and experienced worldwide in their native countries ruled by Islamic government, being "born" muslim to an Islamic family and so on. Many of them have been persecuted by family, "friends", government, community and more.
I do agree with bass on the point that some people here want to believe the world is like in their own little mental bubble ideals, and the reality that not every human being in the world goes along and fits into that little ideal of theirs but is off doing what they believe in which is a completely different ideal than what others want it to be. They don't get it until its on their doorstep affecting their fantasy ideals with cold hard facts.
HonestDictatorOct. 07, 2014 - 01:18PM JST
Affleck totally went in the wrong direction as soon as he tried to play the "racist" card. Bad ideologies are bad ideologies. And Affleck still believes that those of us who are against Islam (the politico-religion) are against all muslims. Yeah right. When I see someone of Islamic faith I first observe them by their actions and way of thinking before can have at least some determination as to whether they are a good person or a bad person. None of us are capable of mind-reading (or maybe some are but this isn't X-men) and can't judge a person by their appearance or religious affiliation, although I still hold to the fact that Islam was founded by a man with a wicked mindset, and nothing truly good has come of it for it to be in such a state after hundreds of years past. And the actions of the extremists are shown to be supported and encouraged by the Qur'an and hadiths which only lends credibility to how destructive a religious ideal it truly is. When one truly looks at what is going on in Islamic governed countries and how their laws are run, the women and religious minorities are treated and the state supported persecution one would have to be blind to not comprehend that the source is the belief system that promotes such injustice.
I know plenty of crazy fanatical Christian (evangelists mostly) that I believe are quite insane and try to promote dangerous ideologies (but that aren't supported at all by Jesus teachings).
HonestDictatorOct. 07, 2014 - 06:45AM JST
Simply put, maybe the victim didn't know the man had is foot in the chair before pulling it out. 2nd of all, the perp shouldn't have had his foot in the chair in the first place. I get on public transportation all the time and there are nice signs all over the place that state, "Don't put your feet on the seat, people have to clean those chairs and sit in them." but we have a ton of arrogant idiots that use them as foot rests (unless a security guard is on the train to tell them to put their feet down) and the seats get FILTHY.
This man I hope will enjoy an extremely lengthy stay in prison with the rice gruel diet.
Posted in: Man kicked to death in argument over ramen shop seat
HonestDictatorOct. 04, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
Well, if we consider some of the more violent "debates" on the lawmaking floor that we've seen, a scarf could lead to a strangling because someone doesn't agree with them. But then again the men do wear ties (clip ons?) and nobody has been choked with that yet.
Posted in: Diet rocked by dispute over justice minister's red scarf
HonestDictatorOct. 04, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
I don't believe so, I believe what will happen is either the "civilized" countries will become more vicious in dealing with a vicious enemy. Human rights will be considered and only afforded to those that abide by them in the first place and out the window to those that refuse to.
Posted in: Jihadists behead British aid worker; battle for Kurdish town
HonestDictatorOct. 04, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Yeah, it's pretty obvious "pro-Beijing supporters" materialized out of where??? I really think now is the time for HK and Taiwan's ROC get together and encourage China to have a democratic election between the ROC and the CCP. But the CCP doesn't want that....They know they'd lose by a landslide.
Posted in: Hong Kong protesters cancel talks after clashes
HonestDictatorOct. 04, 2014 - 11:50AM JST
Nature is a strange beast... I mean c'mon, some mammals still lay eggs!
Posted in: Zoo abandons bid to mate hyena 'couple' as both male
HonestDictatorOct. 04, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
I'm used to this MO. They're gonna keep doing it. Its one of those continuous circles that they love to be in. Kill someone, die a "martyr", wash rinse repeat.
Gitmo is gonna become full to over-crowded over the next two decades.
HonestDictatorOct. 04, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
@Strangerland you seem to need to learn a lot more about how global economics work. Scipanthiest pretty much said it in clearer words than me.
Posted in: China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist
HonestDictatorOct. 03, 2014 - 12:23PM JST
You seem to forget Strangerland that China still doesn't hold the majority of US debt. The US does, and our GDP is much more productive than China. We'll just have to deal with w/e inflation happens to the US dollar. A lot of other countries are getting fed up with China with maybe the exception of Africa, but I'm pretty sure they'll bail on China as they start to catch on to China's game.
HonestDictatorOct. 01, 2014 - 04:29AM JST
This is what happens when lazy people are put in positions of important duties. Someone was slacking on the job as usual.
Posted in: Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House
HonestDictatorOct. 01, 2014 - 04:26AM JST
Way too much circumstantial evidence, and plus with DNA forensic testing this man can be found to be guilty in a matter of days. Guess they still need to find the torso and the object used to dismember the poor victim before they can call it 110% guilty.
Posted in: Murder suspect seen walking behind girl in camera footage
HonestDictatorSep. 29, 2014 - 11:47PM JST
Whoop-de-doo, all they're doing is admitting that they were wrong in who they were supporting which is what many of us where complaining about in the first place.
Posted in: Obama admits U.S. misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat
HonestDictatorSep. 29, 2014 - 11:41PM JST
@Strangerland, while I do agree with you that many religious texts have their violence, you still seem to be missing the biggest point between Islam, its founder, and it's texts and the other religions you're trying to present as a counter argument.
In Christianity, it started with the violent Judaic texts of the old testament, but then petered out in the Christian gospel with Jesus. Same with Buddhism, Hinduism etc. They may have started somewhat violently but ended with peaceful intent for everyone. With Islam it was exactly the opposite.
Mohammed (the FOUNDER) started off peacefully with haphazard Christian-Judeo philosophy until people called him a heretic because of his lack of understanding of those religions aside from monotheism.. Those that did follow him became more militant as Mohammed was determined to get revenge against those that called him a nutter, and he built a military force for conquering the region. According to the hadiths, and proper chronology, it started off peacefully, until he gained power to dominate the surrounding areas.
As I've said before Islam was not founded by a man of peace. Buddhism and Christianity were...
Posted in: Europe's Muslims stand up to IS
HonestDictatorSep. 28, 2014 - 01:38PM JST
@Jpn_guy, you're a bit misguided there. The IRA was squarely situated in a single region, between Irish catholics and English protestants. ISIS and the other extremists are well outside just a single region or even country. If the Islamists were only situated in the middle east, nobody would hear much of a peep from anyone else about it. Unfortunately they've been known to commit terrorist acts and threats *across the world* and *everyone* that doesn't subscribe to their specific brand of Islamic doctrine.
Oct. 22, 2014 - 01:36AM JST
@Fadamor... so you're saying that JT is publishing every murder in Japan? And if yes... you…
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Oct. 22, 2014 - 01:35AM JST
Finally progress in the right direction. If only the corporations & government can speed things up…
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Oct. 22, 2014 - 01:31AM JST
Smart watches seem to have fizzled out before they even took off........why need smartwatch when you…
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Oct. 22, 2014 - 01:15AM JST
I wonder if IBM still makes the Itanic (Opps, Itanium) chip.
Posted in: IBM to pay $1.5 bil to shed its costly chip division
Oct. 22, 2014 - 01:00AM JST
No other nationalities including Japanese do not have the privilege.
HAHAHA. How ignorant. Any foreigner, not…
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