JTDanMan's past comments

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    broadly speaking, the Japanese have anxious, fearful genes.

    Possibly one of the stupidest statement made this month. In the entire world.

    Posted in: Anxiety makes Japanese stingy, says psychologist

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    They got his shirt. They got his dna.

    Posted in: Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo

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    Ali

    Well, not many. I lived in Japan for nearly a decade and came across three children who had been adopted by a Japanese. Each couple was older, actually, and did it for religious/humanitarian reasons. Legally, the children had to be adopted, but the 'parents' actually worked hard to raise the children as their wards, and not their children. And encourages the children to keep in contact with the families.

    Who lived, of course, in war ravaged east and central Africa.

    Posted in: Raising awareness about refugees

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    JTDanMan

    I played once. I lost ¥3000 in 10 minutes.

    Not what I call a fun time.

    Posted in: Facing decline, pachinko industry tries offering a clean, well-lit place

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    Aren't drones making fighter Jets obsolete?

    Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets

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    Welcome news.

    Posted in: Missouri governor takes National Guard out of Ferguson

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    Japan could not join a NEATO even if they wanted to because it doesn't exist.

    That is the point. We failed to set up a NEATO in the 1950s. And that was a failure in long-term planning. We made that mistake because we single-handedly ran the show. Our allies were irrelevant. Because, unlike in Europe, they had no power.

    Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions

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    Ossan

    To what "other allied nations" do you refer?

    The US defeated Japan. The Occupation was exclusively American, primarily by Mac -- until Truman sacked his @ss for insubordination.

    Before that, Mac put in Art. 9 to keep Japan permanently subjugated to US power. That was an terrible error.

    Unlike Germany, Japan remain isolated from her former victims. Unlike Germany, Japan did not join a NATO-like mutual defense league (sponsored by US power). Instead of a NEATO, we have the Hub and Spokes arrangement: a series primarily bi-lateral US security treaties with all the nations in East and Asia Pacific.

    Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions

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    Atamant

    Well, bias against the US is one thing. Bias against Americans is another.

    Posted in: America's foes crow over Ferguson shooting unrest

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    I blame the US for not for coddling Japan with Article Nine and not compelling Japan to make amends like Germany did, and forcing Japan to join a North East Asia Treaty Organization.

    Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions

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    I just love right wingers. Until yesterday, it was "Don't rush! Wait till the facts come out!"

    Now its: "Brown knocked Wilson's Eye Out!!!!"

    'Cause Fox says so.

    No honor. No shame.

    Posted in: There is never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects

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    Thunderbird

    Yep. American police think they need tanks because of the success of the NRA.

    Which, BTW, 80% of America disagrees with.

    Posted in: There is never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects

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    Its true. Anti-Americans will use whatever the can, and things like Ferguson helps them make their case.

    Patriots understand this. Patriots understand race-riots hurts Americans and America's interests.

    And that is why patriotic Americans oppose racism.

    Posted in: America's foes crow over Ferguson shooting unrest

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    JTDanMan

    The list of reporters arrested so far, according to the Poynter Institute:

    Ryan Devereaux (The Intercept) Frank Hermann (Die Welt) Ansgar Graw (Die Welt) Lukas Hermsmeier (Die Welt) Scott Olson (Getty Images) Robert Klemko (Sports Illustrated) Rob Crilly (The Telegraph) Neil Munshi (Financial Times) Ryan J. Reilly (The Huffington Post) Wesley Lowery (The Washington Post)

    http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/264273/which-journalists-have-been-arrested-in-ferguson/

    None were charged. All arrested without cause.

    Posted in: Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

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    It is about time.

    Posted in: Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

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    The exact nature of those events has yet to be clearly verified.

    Yeah, and why is that?

    Over one week ago, an American was shot by police. And that department has not told us their version of the events.

    One week.

    Do you know how long after a shooting the officer must file a report of the incident? No more than one day.

    And yet, here we are, NINE DAYS after the killing. And still no official version of the events.

    Yeah, why is that?

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    Don't be fooled by all the hot air about the riots.

    The police in Ferguson are out of control. They continue to threaten journalists covering the unrest:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/18/officer-appears-to-threaten-cameraman-covering-chaos-ferguson/

    This is so bad, fricken Amnesty International is sending in observers. A rare event indeed, more akin to boing to Sudan, East TImor or Bagdad. " Riot police," pointing loaded weapons at Americans from gun turrets and tooling about on armored vehicles that can resist f%$& landmines. This is America?

    Even some crazy right wingers get this don't play in Peoria.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/cruz-ferguson-killing-tragic-110010.html

    Paul explicitley linked the oppression and police outrages to race,

    Yeah, race. Rand Paul.

    But none the Republicans here have enough guts to overcome their racism and tell it like it is.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    JTDanMan

    State of emergency. Curfew. In other countries, we call that martial law.

    Good to know the liberty loving Conservatives are taking to the streets in protest all across America...

    Posted in: Missouri declares state of emergency, curfew after looting

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    BTW

    If the person in video of the armed robbery of the convenience is Brown (and I will assume it is) then that really takes a lot out wind out of the protestors sail. Taking out Brown's race -- which many, of course, cannot because they are racists and all young blacks are thugs in their minds -- the video shows that Brown did indeed act like a thug.

    If you haven't seen the video, please do. It is not only the straight-arming of the clerk [bad enough]; it was the three or four steps he took towards the tiny man AFTER the straight arm. Nearly all men experienced this kind of crap in high school by the jerk football meatheads. Brown looked just like that. Now, am not defending where this kind of emotional reaction to the video leads, but here it is:

    I wished death on those bullying jerks in high school.

    See how this video really hurts the protestors?

    Does that make him worthy of being gunned down? No. But it makes Brown totally unsympathetic. And makes people more willing to believe the bullying a-hole walking down the middle of street contributed to the fight that ended in his death. It also makes people -- and certainly racists -- more easily believe that Brown went for the cops gun, etc etc etc.

    But, and this is where the racists don't get it because, well, they are racists, none of that matters. The protestors may be protesting about something they are dead wrong about, or dead right about.

    It doesn't matter. They have the right to protest. They have the right to be wrong.

    But not if they are black. Right, 'independent conservatives"...

    Posted in: Police allege Missouri teen robbed store before fatal shooting

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    JTDanMan

    Ya gotta love the Republica.., er, "Independent conservatives." Its about everything, anything, other than race.

    While it is so obvious to everyone that is the one thing this really is about: A highly "militarized" police force pushing around Americans.

    Most Americans don't like that.

    Independent conservatives don't care, because they are black Americans. And in their world, that is the role of the police: to push around blacks.

    Were the people white, the independent conservatives would be skreeciing about TYRANNY!!!!!!!!

    And that is why I hate them.

    [Note: the police are NOT Militarized. Case in point: you do not point your weapon at a target unless you are going to shoot -- these are police with military weapons. Thank you Bush for yet again skrewing our country]

    Posted in: Police allege Missouri teen robbed store before fatal shooting

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