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HonestDictatorJul. 25, 2014 - 11:16AM JST
Military exercises are always a way for countries to have a show of force and solidarity with the partnered country. The thing is with this is that India joined with the US to show that they will not cow down to China's infringement on their territory as well and that they are more than willing to unite with US military support if China doesn't stop its stupidity.
Posted in: Naval ships from U.S., India and Japan to start war games
HonestDictatorJul. 21, 2014 - 09:33PM JST
I would love it if the Sunni and Shiites do actively support the Iraqi Christian community from Islamic extremism that IS is promoting. It would prove that more folks that follow Islam are willing to reform the religion from its origins of persecution and subjugation of others.
Posted in: Jihadists claim Baghdad blasts as Iraq rallies behind Christians
HonestDictatorJul. 20, 2014 - 01:30PM JST
Ah, yes. I remember how so many people kept saying Islam was being misunderstood. Welcome to Islamic doctrine and ideology. Either convert, submit (and pay extortion fees as "tax" for your religious "freedom"), or... surprise surprise... die. Its been in the Qur'an since Mo' completed it.
Posted in: Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice
HonestDictatorJul. 12, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
Understatement of stupidity. Incest will involve mostly underage sexual interaction, childe molestation, statutory rape, and it doesn't just stop at brother/sister, but mother/son, father/daughter etc and the list goes on.
This is what happens when man's idea of law becomes so inclusive that "if it feels good, do it" over-rides the basic commen sense and wisdom of, "Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should"
If you lose a moral grounding point, you lose the proper guidance in making good judgment and choices in life.
Posted in: Australian judge under fire for saying incest 'may be accepted'
HonestDictatorJul. 12, 2014 - 11:32AM JST
I for one could care less as well. If some restaurants want to cater to their needs Halal/Kosher etc then its fine. I'm not keen at all on Islam, but if the "tourists" are demanding "meet our religious needs" instead of "I can meet my own religious needs" then I have a big problem with this. In my state there are restaurants run by other muslims that meet the halal requirement for their needs just like many kosher stores are run by those who follow Judaism. One can't expect a butcher shop to start catering to a vegetarians needs or vice versa.
Posted in: Halal tourism takes off in Japan
HonestDictatorJul. 10, 2014 - 12:29PM JST
@Lucabrasi, simply put it is not out of grief and anger, but justice depending on the barbarity and motives of the person/people behind the crime. If someone accidently ran over someone, or accidently shot someone, etc the death penalty is hardly considered viable in reckless manslaughter. If the man only raped her, but she was still alive it still shouldn't warrant the death penalty. But on top of raping her he made sure she died afterwards in a horrible fashion, then it warrants the death penalty.
There have been plenty of assaults like this and much much worse done to people by serial rapists/killers and more. When someone takes another person's right to life just because they derive some sort of pleasure from it or actually took the time to plan someone or group of people's death that are innocent, then they automatically lose their right to life in the eyes of a civilized society. Just like prisoners lose their rights to freedom for committing crimes (and in turn violating other people's rights) against the law (if the laws are JUST in that country).
I know the big argument against the pro-death penalty crowd is, "What right does society have to take the life of someone who killed someone else?" the same should be said directly to the person that did the murder in the first place.
Posted in: 13-year-old girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand
HonestDictatorJul. 09, 2014 - 11:16AM JST
Stop tossing garbage in the ocean NK... I really would like to have an environmentally secure future for humanity.
Posted in: North Korea again fires projectiles into sea
HonestDictatorJul. 08, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
Washington just wanted to wait and see what would happen in Colorado before they fully took the plunge. In one way I'm glad that instead of all the tokers running from other states to CO, they'll start heading towards WA too.
Posted in: Washington state issues marijuana shop licenses
HonestDictatorJul. 08, 2014 - 10:17AM JST
So sad. I've got to agree with Siniestro, military service is not something to be made light of. The advertisements should focus more on responsibly defending one's country. People can die, be maimed, fight in wars etc while in service. Japan needs to get that point across to it's people.
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HonestDictatorJul. 07, 2014 - 02:19PM JST
NK is never ever going to change its stripes. if anyone has seen how the NK's condition is right now, they'd know that there is no hope for the abductees. Let them go and let them sink.
Posted in: North Korean ship symbolizes hopes for better Japan ties
HonestDictatorJul. 07, 2014 - 02:15PM JST
Both sides of the coin here. Yes the people want to escape their country, but why should another country be forced to take on an unexpected group of immigrants seeking asylum in their borders. I think the message needs to be sent out in this day and age, no country is obligated to fix another country's problems. The only reason why western country's opened their doors to Asylum-seekers was out of compassion and what they felt they could handle, not obiligation.
Posted in: Australia hands 41 asylum-seekers back to Sri Lanka at sea
HonestDictatorJul. 04, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
My comment to this is, "Solar (Freakin') Roadways" aka Solar Roadways. Start with Narita Airport etc and see how much energy is generated. Another interesting idea in clean renewable energy, but I'm pretty sure it's very costly.
Posted in: Hakodate makes legal bid to prevent nuclear plant from being built
HonestDictatorJul. 03, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
Sorry Xi, once again the CCP fed a little crazy barking dog to gain as an "ally" for their oppressive ideology and now wants to play "nice" with SK who would not have been in this situation with NK if it hadn't been for the CCPs involvement in the past... Consequences. Get used to them.
Posted in: N Korea in focus as China's Xi visits Seoul
HonestDictatorJun. 29, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
Agreed TumbleDry. When I first heard of the AHA I thought that the requirement for businesses to supply healthcare to their employees was going to be eliminated and instead taxes would be implemented on for-profit organizations to pay towards real national healthcare. Instead we have this mess which could have been totally eliminated if they had taken the above direction.
Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court to rule on birth control
HonestDictatorJun. 28, 2014 - 11:20AM JST
I know I'm at least semi-hardcore gamer, but I do love to do other things besides games. There are times I really don't want to play something for weeks on end. So it pretty much depends on how much and how into video games this guy really is. It also depends on what kind of games he's playing. MMORPGs take a lot of time since its community play and there is no pause button. Something like a solo adventure game/fighting/racing/etc shouldn't take much time since he can actually pause or save any time. If he's not taking time to eat, clean or bathe himself, go to work/school and other important things in life... that's a big danger sign and she'd better leave him be.
Posted in: Woman appeals to Internet for advice after falling for video game 'otaku'
HonestDictatorJun. 27, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
I don't understand the western worlds obsession with people who are Jewish... I mean seriously, I've never seen a group of people so targeted in the world because of their ethnicity. My only conclusion is something is at work here that is in the realm of the supernatural that would make mankind focus on such a small group of people. The devil's quite literally in the details perhaps?
Posted in: Gary Oldman in row over 'Hollywood run by Jews' claim
HonestDictatorJun. 23, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
Ooops, The CCP thinks it can clamp down on HK's democratic ideology by slowly attempting to dissolve the basic democratic rights HK used to have and now do not want to lose in the slightest. I've always wondered why my ex from HK had kind of a snooty attitude for the "mainlanders".
Posted in: Hong Kong irks Beijing with democracy vote
HonestDictatorJun. 23, 2014 - 12:23PM JST
I keep saying it. Let them destroy themselves and don't get involved anymore. Eventually either they'll wipe each other or somewhere along the way they'll finally figure out, "why are we killing each other? This needs to stop for good!"
Posted in: Kerry: Insurgency in Iraq threatens entire Mideast
HonestDictatorJun. 21, 2014 - 11:16AM JST
If it is legal (by international law) for China to place the rigs in their planned locations then there is no problem. The only other issue I can see is that the CCP OWNs the rigs and not privately controlled businesses. Some folks here don't seem to understand that the amount of privately owned corporations in China is roughly about 5% and 10% is being overly generous.
Posted in: China sending four oil rigs to South China Sea amid regional tensions
HonestDictatorJun. 21, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
I make better curry IMO, so the "top" choice here makes me laugh. I'd prefer her to be able to make something that I am not good at making myself.
Posted in: 10 dishes Japanese men want their girlfriends to cook for them
Jul. 31, 2014 - 04:23PM JST
Russian economic growth, already downgraded from 3.5% to 1.5%, will likely be zero this year. And…
Posted in: Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
Jul. 31, 2014 - 04:22PM JST
It's only a matter of time until US Marines will be fighting side by side with…
Posted in: Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq-sources
Jul. 31, 2014 - 04:20PM JST
Newsflash: Apartheid South Africa has been wiped off the map. The world knows that genuine…
Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce
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8 years is a pathetic sentence for his actions, but manslaughter and murder are not equivalent.…
Posted in: Nursing home employee gets 8 years for fatally assaulting resident