Nessie's past comments

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    Nessie

    They should bring Shatner back only after they bring Ricardo Montalban back, and not a moment sooner.

    Posted in: Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

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    He's probably well underwater on his position (still probably only circa a million yen).

    Whether he came out ahead is not the issue. It may be that, through his influence, he cut his losses. You don't actually have to benefit for it to be a conflict of interest.

    Posted in: Minister hit by bar scandal also under fire for owning TEPCO shares

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    When you're measuring your stash in kgs instead of gigs, you have a problem.

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

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    As far as I know, nothing in Islamic teachings promotes rape or sex

    The justification of rape comes from Muhammad himself with reference to non-Muslim women taken captive. He approved of them being used as sex slaves. Here's the Qur'anic verse, which is supported by multiple hadith:

    “It is not lawful for you (to marry other) women after this, nor to change them for other wives even though their beauty attracts you, except those (captives or slaves) whom your right hand possesses. And Allah is Ever a Watcher over all things.” Surah 33:52

    In other words, women are fair game for sex, willing or unwilling, even if they're married, as long as they are captive non-Muslims. Sound familiar?

    And here is a modern Islamic site supporting that interpretation.

    http://islamqa.info/en/10382

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Islam allows a man to have intercourse with his slave woman, whether he has a wife or wives or he is not married.

    A slave woman with whom a man has intercourse is known as a sariyyah (concubine) from the word sirr, which means marriage.

    This is indicated by the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and this was done by the Prophets. Ibraaheem (peace be upon him) took Haajar as a concubine and she bore him Ismaa’eel (may peace be upon them all).

    Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also did that, as did the Sahaabah, the righteous and the scholars. The scholars are unanimously agreed on that and it is not permissible for anyone to regard it as haraam or to forbid it. Whoever regards that as haraam is a sinner who is going against the consensus of the scholars.

    Posted in: Joining Islamic State is about sex and aggression, not religion

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    I hear Abe graduated from Shaman U.

    Posted in: Quiet critic of Kuroda's 'monetary shamanism' turns up the volume

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    Can a recent convert become a radical so soon?

    We have our answer.

    Posted in: Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack

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    This'll be all the rage at kabukicho rubdowneries by the end of the week.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    There has never been a country in the history of capitalism with a decreasing population

    Oh? !8th century Ireland: The population fell by at least 20% through starvation and emigration.

    Posted in: Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

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    The power of the Old Boys Network within the party is showing how to get rid of these women

    Right, because Old Boys are never taken down in political scandals.

       (That was sarcasm.)
    

    Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers

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    And then people like young Mr. Yokota come along and show them that modernizing can make them competitive.

    More competitive does not mean internationally competitive.

    “If our supply exceeds domestic consumption, then we will bring it overseas—the TPP wouldn’t be a threat in that sense,” he said.

    And if there were unicorns, you could use the manure for fertilizer.

    Posted in: One man shows how rice farming can be competitive

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    And they're rankings doesn't include Japan's new secrecy law that came into effect just recently - which is not in the new ranking. I imagine Japan's press freedom will be far worse next year.

    I imagine so will S. Korea's.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    Why is there not more of an uproar about this?

    Posted in: Lawmakers open to limits on casinos in push for bill's passage

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    “I apologize from the bottom of my heart for the fuss created by my private matter,” Obuchi said in response to questions at a panel in the upper house.

    She should be sacked for thinking political slush funds are a private matter.

    If I were a conspiracy fan, I'd say some good old boy from Nagatacho decided to squash any hopes of Japan having a female prime minister and 'leaked' this info

    You're falling victim to the same thinking. Politicians get taken down all the time; having enemies is part of the job. Why assume it's because she's a woman?

    Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports

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    It has been a tradition for farmers to allow a certain proportion of their crop to run to seed, and collect the seed to plant next year. Monsanto, with a team of detectives and a legal arm is making this impossible. The farmer has to pay the Monsanto tax, shelling out money each year for new seeds.

    Any what are they using Monsanto seeds? Oh yeah, because it's better. Don't want to play by Monsanto's rules, don't buy Monsanto.

    Posted in: U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on TPP, but tough issues remain

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    Really? You're gonna go to the lowest of the low just to show your support for the military? The little girl was clearly a VICTIM of WAR...so get off your horse and own to it. Your military is nothing but scum.

    I don't have a military, and no, that post was not to show support for the military. It was to show that the situation is not as simple as you would to believe. It's easy to be a pacifist when you don't have to confront violence directly.

    The little girl was clearly a VICTIM of WAR...so get off your horse and own to it.

    Own to what? I'm not the one saying you reap what you sow. That was you, and it's very clear that one often doesn't reap what one sows.

    Posted in: Ben Affleck defends Muslims on U.S. TV talk show

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    Thank you, Moderator.

    Posted in: Gov't approves Hokkaido Electric rate hike

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    three of which are operated by Hokkaido Electric

    Which three? Tomari is the only nuke plant in Hokkaido.

    Posted in: Gov't approves Hokkaido Electric rate hike

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    Seen the latest youtube videos of those poor people getting beheaded? The beheaded little girl wearing full white socks?... As a Conservative Mennonite who is NEVER allowed to join any coward military force I shall tell you this, You reap what you sow, period.

    Did the decapitated little girl wearing white socks reap what she sowed? She must've been a bad little girl.

    Posted in: Ben Affleck defends Muslims on U.S. TV talk show

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    @frungy

    Prove it. "Christian" countries like the US (which always PROUDLY calls itself Christian and who's president is Christian) have managed a body count of over half a million in the last decade. The Muslims just don't even come close.

    Iran-Iraq war had more than 1 million casualties. The Muslims more than come close.

    And in your over half a million figure, the majority of casualties are Muslim-on-Muslim.

    Posted in: Ben Affleck defends Muslims on U.S. TV talk show

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    Simple solution: Record the license of noisy bikes. Notify the owner that the bike needs to be re-tested for sound. If the owner fails to comply, cancel the driver's license. The owner can still un-mod the bike before testing, but it will be a nuisance to do that.

    Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper

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