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KabukiloverOct. 04, 2015 - 11:13AM JST
This guy did not have a history of violent behavior as far as we know. He was quiet and a loner. He had some sort of problems that required special education. He also had mental problems. And he could easily obtain guns.
Since he was an adult, his mother was no longer responsible for. I do see how she can charged. She might be subject to civil suits via torts. The real criminals in this are the anti gun control lobbiyists, the NRA and the ordinary gun nuts who vote for pro gun politicians.
Posted in: Gunman in Oregon massacre committed suicide
KabukiloverOct. 04, 2015 - 07:12AM JST
NHK under reported demonstrations against Abe's unconstitutional so-called security bills and now laws. The Abe and LDP channel for sure.
Posted in: We are often called the Abe channel online, but there is no government interference in our coverage. I don’t think our coverage is biased.
KabukiloverOct. 03, 2015 - 06:09PM JST
Pardon the above typos.
What is very sad is that there is a recognizable pattern in this story that has been often repeated in the U.S. Loner gun enthusiast obsessed with mass murder craving for mass attention. As usual this sort of "troubled" person can get guns easily. When he uses the guns to kill masses of people everyone is troubled. Then everything stays the same. Next next psycho will be able to get guns easily.
Single horrific gun related mass murders prompted the U.K. and Australia to pass stringent gun regulations. Not the U.S.
Would-be mass murderers like this guy would not be able to get a gun in Japan.
Posted in: Oregon gunman was army dropout who studied mass shooters
KabukiloverOct. 03, 2015 - 08:27AM JST
Good. Keep,it up.
Posted in: Protests continue
KabukiloverOct. 03, 2015 - 08:24AM JST
Thank you NRA for making it easy for this psychotic to easily get his hands on guns and ammo. Thank you gutless and opportunistic politicians and the gun lobby who has stood in the way of rational gun control. You are as responsible for these unnessary deaths and injuries as the pond scum who pulled the trigger.
KabukiloverSep. 30, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
Jimizo. Thanks. Food hunters especially I think are modest sorts who do not kill creatures garuitously. One reason is once you kill something it is yours. You have to haul it. Subsistence hunters, like the Native walrus hunters in isolated communities in Alaska are very much in tune with nature out of necessity. Right now global warming is causing problems for them, walrus herds are moving away and out of reach.
Look food hunters are not all angels. There are some basic ethics you have to observe not only for nature's but for survival. There are hunters who are idiots of course who end up shooting each other.
Unfotrtunety a lot those people oppose reasonable gun control.
At least they do not torture frogs out of tradition.
Posted in: Rabid animal rights activists go head-to-head with tradition
KabukiloverSep. 29, 2015 - 09:49PM JST
Love the way this article tries to protect the Saudis.
Posted in: Air raid kills 40 at Yemen wedding
KabukiloverSep. 29, 2015 - 09:43PM JST
This moronic article by an eleventh rate writer is written to ridicule animal rights activists. What he does instead, in spite of the ridicule, is to reveal some incredibly disgusting Japanese "traditions" that would be unlawful where I come from. Cruelty to animals is disgusting. To hell with any religion and "traditions" that sanctions this.
Then toward the end this piece the writer brings up an irrelevant issue, hunting for food. The animal rights activists are not objecting to hunting. They are objecting to gratuitous cruelty. There is a difference. And that regards utility.
Okay, a confession. As a boy I hunted with my dad. When he gave me my spanking new Remington 30.06 he told me, "Shoot any animal you like as long as you are prepared to eat it." In short the killing of animals was not to be seen as entertainment. We mainly shot dear. We would not make trophies from the heads, not even the antlers. (The antlers went to a craftsman friend.) We always strove for a clean hunt but sometimes we only wounded the deer and had to follow it. I decided hunting was not for me when we came upon one wounded deer trailing its intestines. Dad, the more experienced hunter, finished him off.
You cannot speak lightly about hunting after cataloguing animal cruelty. Unlike the petty sadists described in this article, hunters who hunt for food love the animals they kill and agonize over their deaths. That is the difference between for-food hunters and frog impalers (and for that matter trophy hunters).
Finally, people who impale frogs end up impaling people.
KabukiloverSep. 28, 2015 - 06:25AM JST
5SpeedRacer5. Where did you get the information that Poles and Russians hate each other? You can cite some studies, quote some statistics?
Posted in: Poles furious after Russia blames them for starting WWII
KabukiloverSep. 27, 2015 - 07:52PM JST
First curb the violent Japanese right wing.
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KabukiloverSep. 27, 2015 - 07:32PM JST
We'll see how "worthy of his job" the ambassador is soon. This is not the sort of thing ambassadors are supposed to say. Clearly, the Soviet invasion of "their" part of Poland, following on the heels of the German invasion, was meant to keep Hitler in check while, somehow, not ticking him off. As I said, this invasion violated the Polish-Soviet non-aggression pact of 1932. Here is the awful probable outcome. If the Soviets hadn't invaded "their" part of Poland, the Germans would have. And that would have been a lot worse.
A few caveats regarding my previous posting.
When I said everyone shares some blame for WWII I was thinking of people in power and with power. That is what my positing was about. I do not iblame Hitler's most helpless victims: Jews, Roma, LGBT people and disabled people (for starters).
Of course, Hitler made more demands on Poland that what I mentioned. Hitler's primary intentions on Poland were Germanization and elimination of everything else. When Hitler decided to invade the Soviet Union part of his agenda was genocidal.
KabukiloverSep. 27, 2015 - 06:56PM JST
When it comes to World War II everyone gets to have some blame. The biggest blame falls on Hitler who lied about his intensions (just Sudetenland and no more), broken every non-aggression pact that he ever made and the second biggest blame falls on everyone who got taken in, and that is everyone to greater or less extent who ended fighting him. This includes Stalin. He was unprepared when Hitler finally decided to screw him in 1941.
Poland's missteps were as follows Polish president Józef Piłsudski believed he had more to fear from the Soviet Union than Nazi Germany, which led to the German - Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934. On this topic, Wikipedia writes: "Piłsudski regarded the new chancellor [Hitler] as less dangerous than his immediate predecessors, going back to Gustav Stresemann, and saw the Soviet Union as the greater threat, to the point where he opposed French and Czechoslovak efforts to include the Soviet Union in a common front against Nazi Germany." It is rumored that Pitsudski was pushing France to start a preemptive war on Germany.
After Poland signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler, Hitler started making demands. Germany wanted the Free City of Danzig (Gdansk) and it wanted railroads and highways from Danzig to East Prussia. Poland refused. On 1 September 1939, Hitler trashed the non-aggression pact and invaded Poland.
Backstep. On 23 August 1939 Germany and the Soviet Union signed the The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, officially the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It is true there was a secret agreement between Hitler and Stalin about dividing up "spheres of influence," cutting Poland in half. This was revealed and denounced in 1989 by the Soviet Union under Gorbachev. Since then it has been defended by some in capitalist Russia, one supposedly being Putin. (I don't trust anything anyone says about Putin these days).
Very shortly after Germany invaded Poland, the Soviet Union invaded its part of Poland (under the Pact). Yes, this was defensive and yes it was also aggression that violated the Soviet-Polish Non-Agression Pact of 1932. In so doing Stalin was careful in not offending the Nazis, and in fact nominally helped them.
A side note. After the German-Soviet non-aggression pact was signed, the Soviet Union stopped all of its anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi propaganda. Stalin insisted that all Communist Parties abroad hew to the Moscow party line. This caused a huge schism amongst Leftwing parties.
In the end, Stalin's biggest compromise did not keep the Soviet Union out of war.
KabukiloverSep. 27, 2015 - 02:32PM JST
Here is what would happen if those islands went back to Japan.
Discrimination against the current residents.
Military bases. Either SDF or US or both.
As I said once before, imperialism is a gamble. Japan lost out and lost territory. But not that much. So nuts to Japanese claims on Russia's islands.
Posted in: Residents of Russian-held isles await diplomatic resolution
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 07:06PM JST
Certainly we do not need dishonest crooks. The honest ones are bad enough.
Here is an interesting question. Suppose some of the non Syiansn turn out to be Chaladean Christians from Iraq?
Posted in: Germany says many migrants falsely claiming to be Syrian
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 04:23PM JST
WilliB: Nice idea, I guess, but it is too late now.
I suppose you could send around someone to ask where in Europe the refugees first entered, but then what? Send them back to Greece or Italy or wherever they floated in? That is going create a bigger mess.
Look, how about dealing with reality. They are in Europe right now. What are you going to do with them? I am not interested pronouncements. I am interested in concrete ideas. Germany and France and the US and some other countries are willing to take in the refugees. You may not like this but so far it is the most intelligent and humane move.
What are your alternative ideas? Would you care to shoot them? All the men, women and children as they look you in the eye? Or would like put them on rubber rafts and set them out to sea and watch them drown?
The fact is, above poster, you have no alternative plan for the biggest refugee crisis since WWII.
"A country that does not protect its borders is not a country," you say, above poster. If that is the case, there are no countries. It is impossible to "protect" borders from desperate people.
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 02:17PM JST
So who are these people who aren't Syrian and don't speak Arabic? I would think that would be the first question to ask. The next question would be why they are seeking asylum.
Here is the the simple truth. "Migrants," who ever they are, will not simply vanish. They have to dealt with. And they have to be dealt with humanely.
For the "migrant" haters, what do you propose to do with these people? Would you people accept mowing them all down? I mean every last man, woman and child? If you if that's fine, would you volunteer to pull the trigger and bury the dead?
I would love to hear some answers from the anti-"migrants."
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 02:00PM JST
"When I first saw this picture, I thought Mr Abe was shedding tears."
Actually he is swatting invisible flies.
"Aren't the other ministers already there to handle pressing issues?"
Well you see you need a Minister of Pressing Issues to press the other ministers to press harder on pressing issues.
I think that is Abe's idea, joking aside.
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 10:38AM JST
This is getting to be (or all ready is) something like a Marx Brothers Comedy or an Ionesco Theater of the Absurd play.
This ought to draw a few laughs: "“I want to make a fresh start to build a society in which we can take on the challenge to tackle the structural problem of a low birthrate and an aging population,” says Abe. How do you "tackle" and a problem with a structure? Maybe Abe is really saying he is going to bang his head against the wall.
Now that Abe has gotten his unpopular so-called security laws that allow Japan to join in foreign wars, he insists he really is for peace and against war and he'll explain everything to the public later. Like when Japan is at war and we are all hiding in shelters?
Why stop at a Minister or Pressing Issues. Why not an entire Ministry of Pressing Issues? Possibly Abe could establish a University of Press Issues.
Like in slapstick comedy, there is in the Abe regime a lot frenetic activity that accomplishes nothing.
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 09:17AM JST
How about the Minister of Pressing Issues?
KabukiloverSep. 26, 2015 - 12:28AM JST
That is one beautiful movement. The watch is beautiful too. This is just a small wish of mine. Whenever i see a really outstanding movement i wish it would something more than just tell the time. It needs some interesting complications. That said, they would not jive with this watch.
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