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    Noliving

    Interesting how being a male porn star isn't on the list..............

    Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date

  • -1

    Noliving

    Oh just give the apology and get it over with.

    Posted in: Abe expresses remorse over WWII, but stops short of apology

  • 1

    Noliving

    The problem with the above statement is that the 'as long as' would never continue for that long. So it's really a meaningless statement.

    Is it? There is no indications really anywhere in the developed world that the population birth-rates of the natives is increasing or that it is going to increase to above two per woman anytime soon. The only developed nations that have population birth rates either at or above two per woman is almost entirely due to immigrants and immigrant families having children. The offspring of those immigrants tend to have less children and the offspring of the offspring have even less children.

    Can you tell us when Japan is going to have a birth rate of two or more per woman? I get the feeling you are just assuming that this demographic problem will eventually sort itself out on its own.

    Posted in: Japan's population falls for 4th straight year

  • -2

    Noliving

    One way or the other the population will stabilize.

    That is not a guarantee, as long as the birthrate is lower than two per woman the population will continue to decline until none exist.

    Posted in: Japan's population falls for 4th straight year

  • -4

    Noliving

    The truth of the matter is that you don't need metal knives, plastic knives can cut most food good enough. Cooking food at its most basic level just requires a heat source, it does not require cutting instruments. If we are to include preparation of food then to answer Nessie's question would be anything that requires meat seeing as you need to kill the animal and crossbows can be quite effective at killing a wide range of animals and the tip of the bolt can be used as a cutting instrument.....

    Posted in: Man questioned over crossbow attack on cyclist in Ibaraki

  • -7

    Noliving

    As an avid cook, I would like you to share your recipes for cooking using a crossbow.

    You don't need a metal knife to cook food, you can use plastic knives, anyways all you need to cook food is a heat source.

    Posted in: Man questioned over crossbow attack on cyclist in Ibaraki

  • 0

    Noliving

    That should be 0.01%, shouldn't it?

    Maybe 0.001%. Either way it is one ten thousandth of one percent.

    Yes. You have to balance the situations of children getting shot in the face with the overall benefits of guns. As of now, the numbers look pretty good, right?

    Ya the numbers look very good, for example more children between the ages of 5-14 die by bicycle accidents than by firearms. The truth of the matter is that in terms of numbers the only thing unusual about firearms deaths compared to other accidental deaths regarding children is that they are more sensational.

    So what would you do to decrease the overall number of these incidents?

    Well seeing as the number of incidents is decreasing already I don't see the need to provide any additional recommendations.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy shoots, kills 1-year-old boy in Ohio

  • -1

    Noliving

    And, for others, their kids will get shot in the face. Or shot at school.

    Yes, so this gets to the question of balance. How many people have to use/own firearms for non-malicious reasons to outweigh the cost. Currently right now it is estimated that around 32-50% of American adults own a firearm, the current grand total death rate is 10 per 100,000 or 0.0001%, it is estimated that around ~20 per 100,000 are wounded by firearms. So the grand total casualty rate is 30 per 100,000 or 0.0003%.

    So being conservative on how many people own a firearm that means 32% of American adults own a firearm and that ownership results in 0.0003%, or three ten thousandths of one percent, of the American population being killed or wounded by firearms on an annual basis.

    If we are talking about children, in the age range of 0-14, firearms are not even in the top 15 causes of death in the USA.

    Grade school homicides of students on school grounds by all weapon types are around 11 per year in the USA and there are around 3 suicides. So the homicide rate of grade school children in the USA is 0.02 per 100,000, which is basically the same homicide rate of the UK grade school students murdered on school grounds in the UK. Keep in mind that if we are going by per capita rates that one student death in the UK is equal to five student deaths in the USA.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy shoots, kills 1-year-old boy in Ohio

  • -2

    Noliving

    Until a 3-year old shoots a 1-year old in the face.

    Right, the good news is that the vast vast vast majority of gun owners that own them for recreation will be able to go their entire lives without having a single person killed or wounded.

    Guns don't kill. Yeah, right.

    Not all firearms are designed to kill people, for example the marlin model 60 is not designed to kill people and in fact I don't believe there is even a single record of the rifle killing a person in the USA.

    You realize when people talk about guns, they aren't talking about BB guns

    You do realize I used the term firearm, a BB gun isn't a firearm.

    Any argument used to justify gun ownership just shows that the person making the argument is dumb as fuk.

    No it does not.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy shoots, kills 1-year-old boy in Ohio

  • -2

    Noliving

    Guns are not the pleasures of life, they are the bringers of death. That was a logic failure.

    For a lot of people firearms are exclusively used for recreation and those activities are part of the pleasures of life, plus not all firearms are designed to kill people nor does it mean that something that is designed to kill people or animals does not have other non-killing uses nor does it mean those non-killing uses will not be the predominant use of the product.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy shoots, kills 1-year-old boy in Ohio

  • -3

    Noliving

    If you don't lockup your firearms in a house with children you can expect incidents like this. Lock your guns up people, especially if you have children in the house.

    The statistics are out there: Twice as many kids are killed by guns each year than by cancer; over 7,000 children are hospitalized or killed due to gun violence every year; children in a household with guns are more than twice as likely to be shot than on-duty policemen.

    Lets put those statistics into context. Cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly which means the number of children that die from cancer is extremely low, for example more children die by Alcohol than are killed by cancer. The over 7000 children are hospitialzied due to gun shots includes 18 and 19 year olds who are not children, to further put that number into context over 190,000 "children", 0-20 year olds, are hospitalized due to Alcohol and over 4,500 die by Alcohol and yet everyone here would agree that the above figures are an acceptable cost so that Alcohol remains legal to consume for recreational purposes.

    I'm not finding any source for the claim that a child is twice as likely to be shot than a police officer. Where did you get that claim from?

    The NRA is also vehemently against gun hardware that would inactivate a weapon when not in its owner's hands.

    The NRA is against laws that mandate that all firearms contain hardware that inactivate a weapon when not in the owners hands mainly because they are prototypes, until the technology moves out of prototype stage and goes through several generations of engineering in real world use then and only then will they entertain the idea of having a law that mandates all firearms contain such hardware. For example ABS went through at least six engineering generations before becoming standard on cars. If you want such technology on the retail market than repeal the law in New Jersey.

    These are the kinds of deaths that need to stop but it's so hard since guns are everywhere and gun supporters will tell you that this is all acceptable collateral damage.

    You will be happy to know that those kinds of deaths are on the downward trend, they will tell you that it is an acceptable collateral damage if the alternative is a prohibition.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy shoots, kills 1-year-old boy in Ohio

  • 0

    Noliving

    What aggravates me even more is that someone tried to set up a defense fund on gofundme.com for this racist murderer. What kind of callous person does this? At least gofundme had the decency to close down the account this time.

    Here you might want to read this op-ed about why defense lawyers defend criminals:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2013/08/04/Why-defense-lawyers-defend-killers-and-rapists/stories/201308040170

    Although the video is probably as good of evidence as you are ever going to get of a homicide, that person is still entitled to a defense in a court. That costs money, and the truth of the matter is that we already pay for such defense through our taxes that pay for public lawyers.

    Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

  • -1

    Noliving

    Through a lack of accuracy.

    How is a it a lack of accuracy?

    It's not a number that describes the number of Japanese people who will suffer mental illness in a given year.

    It is proxy number, it is an indication of how prevalent mental health conditions might be in Japan.

    Ok, you've shown that some guy has reported that the number may be as high as 1/4 for elementary school pupils. Then you show another number that say something about the prison population. Neither of these are representative of Japanese population as a whole. So while the numbers you bring up are interesting, they do nothing to promote your claim that more than 20% of the population suffers mental illness in a year.

    Right, proxy populations that are you could almost say are the complete opposite of one another and yet they have mental health conditions rates that are over 20%+, those do in fact promote the claim that it is possible that 20%+ of the population suffer from mental illness in a year.

    But that's not how the poster was using it. The poster was using European numbers to conclusively determine that more than 20% of Japanese have mental illness in a given year. That conclusion however cannot be logically made through numbers in a completely unrelated culture.

    That is false, the poster was not using the European numbers to conclusively determine that it is more than 20%, just that it is realistic to consider the possibility that it is 20+% more annually, the poster also uses prison population as well as grade school children that shows mental health conditions are afflicting 20+% each year, which further adds weight to the theory that 20%+ of the general Japanese population has a mental health condition each year, it is not being presented as conclusive evidence just something that supports an idea.

    When you consider the fact that 20+ European Countries, USA, and Canada all have mental health conditions afflicting at least 20%+ of the population each year it is not far fetched to suggest that just maybe you would find similar rates in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, etc.

    Yes, it is far-fetched, and you have yet to prove otherwise.

    If I proved other-wise than it wouldn't be a hypothesis anymore but a fact. I have already shown that there are sizable population subset groups that are the complete opposite of one another that have 20+% mental health conditions. I have also shown that in at least 20+ other developed nations the mental health conditions afflicts 20%+ of the population annually each year. It is not far-fetched to say that it is possible that 20+% of Japan's population also experiences mental health conditions annually. We already know the children of Japan do and we know the Japanese prison population does.

    Seeing as Japan's government does not keep a statistic that shows how many people are afflicted on an annual basis the next best thing is through proxies and all we are left with is suggestions of how many might be afflicted.

    Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters

  • 0

    Noliving

    Yes, it would

    Really? How so?

    And your claim that a number over 20% wouldn't be far-fetched means nothing if you cannot find something that shows that the number per year is over 20%.

    Well the suicide rate is something isn't it? So it does in fact mean something.

    Claims without actual numbers are entirely irrelevant.

    No that is not true, a lot of laws are created based on claims and not actual numbers. Everyone in the world behaves in was that are based entirely upon claims and not on actual numbers.

    But here are some numbers for you as to why it isn't far-fetched that maybe 20% or more of the population suffers from a mental health condition each year in Japan:

    Kenzo Denda, of the Department of Psychiatry at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, has reported that 1 in 12 elementary school pupils suffers from depression, while at the middle-school level the figure may be as high as 1 in 4. Studies show that at least one-third of the prison population is made up of the clinically depressed.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2012/02/12/commentary/depression-is-a-national-ailment-that-demands-open-recognition-in-japan/#.VSCwc9yopcY

    Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/04/us-europe-mental-illness-idUSTRE7832JJ20110904

    Seeing as how Japan has a much higher suicide rate than most of the world and considering a lot of the developed world has annual mental illness rates of around 20-40% each year, it is not far-fetched to make the claim that 20+% of the Japanese population would suffer from a mental health condition annually.

    Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters

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    Noliving

    That's not what he claimed

    Maybe he misspoke?

    and it would still be just as inaccurate regardless.

    Would it? It is said that one in five Americans will have a mental health condition each year, considering Japan's suicide rate is higher than that of the USA it does not seem that it would be far-fetched to claim that over 20% of Japan's population will have a mental health condition annually.

    Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters

  • 1

    Noliving

    But that's not what disillusion claimed. He claimed "27% of Japanese adults have some kind of mental illness". Ignoring that he was wrong with the number itself (3% isn't a huge discrepancy), the fact is not that 24% of Japanese adults have mental illness, only that they have suffered it in the past. The difference is significant.

    Could it not be claimed that what he meant was that around 27% of the Japanese population each year will suffer from mental illness?

    Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters

  • 0

    Noliving

    You ever noticed how the worlds oldest person just keep dying all the time?

    Posted in: World's oldest person dies at 117

  • 0

    Noliving

    Curious but why would anyone consider Assad an imminent threat to the USA?

    Posted in: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin

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    Noliving

    A lot of registered sex offenders in the USA are basically 18/19 years olds who have sex with 15 and 16 year olds. So it depends on what type of sex act we are talking about and at what ages the offenders were. It is also important to note that a large number of sex offenders only attacked family members.

    Posted in: When pedophiles or minors convicted of violent crimes are released from prison, do you think residents in communities they move to should be informed of who they are and where they are living?

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    Noliving

    Using Wikipedia as the source for Japan's 2014 estimate of the population the suicide rate per capita is 20.11 per 100,000.

    The real question that I have is what is the total number of people that make an attempt or self harm. For example in the USA the total number of people who go to the hospital for hurting themselves on purpose(not necessarily with the intention of killing themselves) is around ~490,000

    Posted in: No. of suicides stays below 30,000 for third straight year

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