Mirai Hayashi's past comments

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Needed money for pachinko, booze and cigarettes, I suppose

    Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting 16-year-old girl in Utsunomiya

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Ayayay.....rip little one

    Posted in: 1-year-old boy falls to death from 6th floor

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Another meaningless popularity contest.

    Posted in: Satomi Ishihara receives 'Woman of the Year' award from Japan Jewellery Association

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Why is the NATIONAL government even involved in this? It is the TOKYO Olympics, not the Japan Olympics.

    The government is involved because the Olympics is funded by national tax payer money, and not just by tax payers in Tokyo, and because it not just a Tokyo-only event. It involves all of Japan. Its called the "Tokyo" Olympics because the venue is mostly hosted in Tokyo, but in reality its all of Japan that is hosting the event.

    Can anyone imagine Barack Obama and his Cabinet or the Senate or Congress being involved in, say Los Angeles' Olympic preparations?

    No, because the LA Olympics was back in 1984 and Obama was still just a student back then and not even involved in politics yet. But if you are referring to the US federal government being involved,...of course they are. Anything that involves federal funding will need to involve the federal government and funding decisions made by congress.

    Why do you think the Soviets boycotted the 1984 Olympics? Its not because they didn't like LA. It because the didn't agree with US government for boycotting the 1980 games in protest for invading Afghanistan (oh the irony)

    Ottawa was not involved in Vancouver's Olympics... Our tax dollars hard at work

    Not true...The Canadian federal government contributed C$74 million to the Vancouver Olympics. Also you need to factor in all of the infrastructure costs (new roads, buildings, transportation systems) that were built by the Canadian government for this event. Google is your friend,...you should try using it before making assumptions.

    Posted in: Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third, say lawmakers

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    Mirai Hayashi

    This is the beginning of the end for Trump. He's lost support from Ailes and the looney tunes gang at Fox News, and by extension lost the support of many Fox News zealots.

    I am not sure about Rush Limbaugh, but if Trump loses his support from him too, you can stick a fork in him, because he is DONE.

    But having said all of this, if Trump somehow survives losing Fox and Limbaugh, and wins the GOP nomination, this will be the nail in coffin for the GOP. They will forever be seen as a party of radicals and will never win back the public trust again. Trump will have effectively and single handedly destroyed the GOP.

    Posted in: Trump dumps insults on questioners; insists on control

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    Mirai Hayashi

    The government is still divided over whether to install air-conditioning facilities in the stadium,

    yeah...who needs air conditioning at the SUMMER Olympics?

    Posted in: Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third, say lawmakers

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    Mirai Hayashi

    You can LEGALLY be HELD in jail, for up to two weeks, without ANY CHARGES being brought against you, if you are SUSPECTED of doing ANYTHING.

    Yes, but ultimately they would have just had to release him because he hadn't done anything at that time. You could argue that if he had been held longer, the two kids may still be alive. But you could also also argue that it would have only postponed their deaths and that Yamada would have caught up to them eventually, especially given their odd habit of going out in the middle of the night.

    But I do believe that given Yamada past arrest records, the police should have investigated why he was carrying those items and maybe even confiscated them.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Father's life < Money ....What a swell daughter..

    Posted in: Woman kills father, then buries body in garden

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Do you send people to prison for life for kidnapping? What's a proper sentence in your view.

    I don't know about a life sentence, but with a prior kidnapping offense, he should have been serving a much longer prison sentence, and had regular psychiatric evaluations before being allowed to road free.

    Posted in: Traces of blood found in minivan of suspect in child killings

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Absolutely unbelievable that he had two prior kidnapping arrests, and was set free....

    Posted in: Traces of blood found in minivan of suspect in child killings

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Japan vs Russia match was awesome...such a close match right down to the wire

    Posted in: U.S. beats China in 3 sets at women's volleyball World Cup

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    Mirai Hayashi

    If its just applying the brakes, then it wouldn't be a big issue. However, it seems that Nissan is trying to do one better where the car actually steers out of the way to avoid hitting a pedestrian. What would happened it there was a tree in the way? Would the system value the life of the pedestrian or the passenger first? Its an iRobot (as in the Will Smith movie), where one can argue that taking human judgement out of the equation can have disastrous consequences.

    Posted in: Toyota employs pedestrian collision avoidance system for SUV

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Hanging via underwear...how appropriate...I hope it was dirty and stained underwear.

    Posted in: Man serving 18 years for killing 17-year-old girl commits suicide in cell

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    Mirai Hayashi

    It was 4 a.m.! You are trying WAY too hard to find fault with my messages!

    Just because it was 4am doesn't mean that it was pitch black at the crime scene. Now let me make a "fair" assumption and analysis based on what was mentioned in the article:

    Police analyzed security camera footage and spotted a car belonging to Takeshi Sayama

    If a surveillance camera was able to pick up what was going on in the area, then I think its somewhat safe to assume there was sufficient lighting in the area -street lamps, etc for the woman to be seen by the driver, because cameras usually need light for them to work unless it was an infrared camera which I doubt. But I will give you the benefit of the doubt and ASSUME that the area had poor visibility because it was dark. Even if that were true, cars have headlights (again, fair to assume that he as using his) and they are usually good enough to seem people several meters ahead...enough distance to stop, slow down, and or evade pedestrians. Even if all that was not available to the driver and he was driving through some black hole where no visible light was available, and the pedestrian was TOTALLY unavoidable because she was smack dab in the middle of the road with a sign on her back that says "I'm suicidal, senile, old, and a stupid deer....hit me", it still doesn't give him a reason to flee the scene (which we now know for a fact that he did -see update)

    No I did not. My point was, supposing she was? If she was, could you avoid hitting her?

    Do you not know what the word assume means? supposing she was? <-this is an assumption...just FYI. And could I avoid hitting a pedestrian? In most circumstances ...YES. I do it every time I drive a car. But to your point, if she was erratic and jumped right in front of my car as I was driving 60km/hr, most likely not...but I would most definitely stop to make sure she was alright, and if not, I would most definitely get help for her....because that's what you're suppose to do. You just don't think "oh well, she had it coming to her for getting in my way at 4am"...YOU JUST DON'T. I would also stick around and explain the situation, and if the evidence supports my statement, I will most likely just get off with just a fine or a few points on my record, or at worst lose my license -which SUCKS, but its a lot better than jail time. And if you run, the punishment is much more significant, you have basically admitted guilt because your statement is no longer credible, not to mention how much of a scumbag you are for not helping a lady (A HUMAN BEING) that you just hit (regardless of whose fault it was).

    You won't be comforted by that one time ruling if you hit a pedestrian through no fault of your own. I might say you might run, but I strongly suspect you don't drive! Thus your lack of empathy.

    One time ruling? That's not the way the law works. All rulings affect future rulings. This is called "precedence" my friend, which means that a past ruling can set a benchmark for which all future decisions on similar cases can and will be based upon. IF he had stayed and evidence points to the fact that the woman had a history of mental illness or dementia and sneaking out at ungodly hours (as you would argue), then he might have gotten an acquittal based on this precedence. But since this is hit and run, then I seriously doubt that he will get any leniency.

    What is wrong with you? You keep shoving words down my throat. Please, cease and desist. I never said or implied anyone deserves to be hit and killed.

    Oh Really?

    The number of old people as clueless as a deer is enormous. If this old lady was one, I don't know. But arrows are pointing that direction. (WHAT ARROWS?? -WHERE?) She was not hit on the sidewalk after all and cars are not deadly silent nor invisible. Any fool knows they in the vicinity. Any fool knows where they are headed. Any fool gets out of their way.

    sorry, I don't need to put words in your mouth....just need to copy and paste....

    Posted in: 75-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run in Yokohama; man arrested

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    Mirai Hayashi

    How about I assume you did not read my message carefully? I said what I said. The way you misinterpreted it is your fault

    I did read what you wrote carefully, and I read a lot silly assumptions based on nothing written in the article. You assumed that the lighting was poor, you assumed that the woman was senile, you assumed that she was wearing dark colors -we know none of this. All that we know is that she was hit by a car because of the evidence left at the scene, and we know that she died.

    Now, speaking of assumptions, you assume the old lady was a victim, rather than the perpetrator. Why?

    Um...maybe because she's the one who was hit by the car and she's the one who's dead. By her dying, by definition that makes her the victim. Funny how that works ain't it? Maybe she did swerve out in the middle of the road, but because the driver didn't stick around to tell the police that, that makes him BY DEFINITION the perpetrator, and the criminal, because hit and run is a CRIME.

    Even if somebody writes a suicide note and flings themselves out from between two parked cars into your car's path and dies, you WILL be convicted for vehicular manslaughter in Japan. In other words, you have no case and no chance no matter what.

    Again, another silly assumption. Just a couple of months ago, a driver was vindicated and absolved from a vehicular manslaughter charge, because it was found that the cyclist was careless. This is evidence that the laws aren't black and white in Japan and there is plenty of room for human judgement. But if you hit someone and run, then you are likely to serve time, because that is as good as admitting guilt and H and R is a much more serious crime.

    She was not hit on the sidewalk after all and cars are not deadly silent nor invisible. Any fool knows they in the vicinity. Any fool knows where they are headed. Any fool gets out of their way.

    Again, a bunch of baseless assumptions. A lot of streets have no sidewalks in Japan. That doesn't mean that any cyclist riding in the street deserve to be hit and killed. Its perfectly legal for cyclist to ride in the streets.

    BTW, for you information a deer ≠ a woman....but just for the sake of argument, if a driver does hit a deer, the driver most definitely could be at fault if he was driving carelessly....

    Posted in: 75-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run in Yokohama; man arrested

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    Mirai Hayashi

    1800YOULOSE

    Way to blame the victim. And making a lot assumptions based on nothing

    I don't know who is at fault,

    then don't automatically assume that the victim's at fault. All we know is that a car probably hit her, and the driver fled the scene, which makes him guilty of at least one crime.

    Posted in: 75-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run in Yokohama; man arrested

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Evidence left at the scene...why even run?

    Posted in: 75-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run in Yokohama; man arrested

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Yabutani was quoted by police as saying the elderly man got his nerves because he kept talking loudly to himself during the night.

    Then QUIT your job!! You don't belong there so LEAVE!

    Posted in: Caregiver arrested for beating 82-year-old man at nursing home

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    Mirai Hayashi

    “I was frustrated with the way they were always disciplining me.”

    At 17, you could have just dealt with it a little longer and then moved out.....to take such extremes is ridiculous and dumb. Hope that the law sees him as an adult, but most likely a "family court" will see this as only an unfortunate incident and nothing will happen.....until he is free to try and finish the job later.

    Posted in: 17-year-old youth arrested for stabbing mother and grandmother

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    Mirai Hayashi

    @Matthew C. Belec

    You're the one who's missing the point. Kids don't just run away for the sake of running away. The staying out all night, begging friends to let them stay with them, sleeping in a tent, were ALL signs of BAD parenting and extreme neglect. This isn't the first time that they did this, so it was just a matter of time that they get hurt or killed. If the parents had enforced common sense rules, that they are to be home at a certain hour (like most parents do), its highly unlikely that these two would be dead. You know what I would I have done if my young teenage son told me that he was going out at 9PM? I would have said "the hell you are", and done everything in my power to keep him at home. No one is saying that they should have been in bed; the just needed to be at home or somewhere other than the streets, where the parents knew where they could be found. This is COMMON SENSE parenting, nothing new or extreme, and it is meant to protect kids from something like THIS from happening.

    Even if the parents didn't give a rat's behind about what their kids did (and I get it -some parents don't), at MINIMUM -at the very minimum, it is their job and their duty as PARENTS that they provide a safe environment for them to live. Since they FAILED to do that, they are DEAD....that's why the parents a responsible for their deaths.

    There are reasons why children are given curfews, and one of the main reason is because its unsafe for under-aged kids to be outside literally roaming the streets all night. People prey on children, and as parent if you don't know that or realize the consequences of the ignoring that fact, THIS happens. Maybe the parents shouldn't go to jail for this, but they SURELY can't go through life thinking that they had nothing to do with the death of their child, because they are more than responsible, they are negligent.

    Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 13-year-old girl; missing boy's body found

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