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    Noliving

    And this nonsense about Okinawa being strategically important? Give it a break. Guam, the Philippines, or a half dozen uninhabited Japanese islands would be equally strategically important.

    @Frungy - Really? What uninhabited Japanese islands would be just as strategically important to Japan as Okinawa? How in gods name is Guam as strategically as important to defending Japan as Okinawa? Do you even know where Guam is? For crying out loud Philippines would be more strategically important to defending Japan than Guam.

    Okinawa is probably the most important land that is under Japan's control, it is closest to its main sea trade lanes that it relies on for energy imports, as well as being nearly equally distant from mainland China, Taiwan, Korean Peninsula, as well as the main islands of Japan: Honshu and Kyushu.

    Posted in: Okinawa vote a blow to Japan-U.S. ties, say analysts

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    Noliving

    where isn't Sony a loser in every industry it's in?

    Making movies, there movies generally make a profit.

    Posted in: Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub

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    Noliving

    So the Republicans want to repeal a law that was there idea for how to fix the health care "industry" back in the mid 90s. I'm curious as to what the new Republican plan is.

    Posted in: U.S. Speaker Boehner touts bills to repeal Obamacare, build Keystone oil pipeline

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    Noliving

    Exactly. So your party should try some bipartisanship, instead of ripping apart your country by opposing everything the Democrats propose, simply because the democrats are proposing it.

    To be fair Strangerland the house of representatives have in fact passed bills that were authored by Democrat representatives, Harry Reid has refused take his own parties bills that were passed in the house of representatives and put them up for a vote in the Senate.

    Posted in: Republicans take control of U.S. Senate

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    Noliving

    Strongly implied? Why not ask a question and confirm that assumption? Among gun owners, there are some who have more respect for life than others. I can't speak for all gun-owners, but if a person has consciously made the decision not to own a gun because of the risks involved, for me, that person has FAR higher regard for life than any gun defender I have ever encountered.

    I didn't think it was necessary to ask the question and confirm the assumption, and it appears I was right not to.

    Alcohol is not the issue here, as you've been reminded. Stop grasping at straws.

    I'm not grasping at straws Yabits I'm proving a point that a person who chooses not to own or engage in an activity does not have a higher regard for human life than someone who does but takes precautions to manage the risk. Nor does a person who defends said object or activity have a lower regard for human life than someone who is actively trying to heavily restrict if not prohibit said object or activity. I think that is entirely relevant to what we are discussing and that is do gun owners or gun defenders have a lower regard for human life than non-gun owners.

    It is a fallacious argument to say those that refuse to own an object or engage in a certain activity have a higher regard for human life than those who decide to own or engage in such things. If you honestly believed said argument you would have no trouble being able to apply it yourself.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

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    Noliving

    When confronted with a gun-rights advocate who obviously displays less regard for human life with his "Who's counting?" comment -- a comment doubtless shared by many -- you proved my point by choosing to confront the person who points it out. Anyone who chooses not to own a gun because they fear for the safety of others if it is ever stolen or misused obviously has far higher regard for human life than someone who keeps defending the "right" of the general population to own guns.

    Yabits if you had made that comment and it was only directed at the person who made that comment I would not have taken issue with what you said. The issue I have is that you strongly implied that gun owners as a whole in general have less respect for human life than non-gun owners. That just simply isn't true and you know it. not to mention the fact that it is hypocritical of you to make such as statement when you condone and engage in a recreational activity that kills more people than firearms do on a per capita basis. Confronting you on that point is not proving your point.

    Someone who chooses to not own a gun because they don't trust themselves does not have a higher regard for human life than those who own firearms but keep them secured when not in use and follow safe handling guidelines when they are being used.

    Would you claim that someone who chooses not drink alcohol has a higher regard for human life than people like you or Cleo or Stranger who either condone recreational drinking and or engage in it and would defend it from prohibitionists?

    Would you claim those that choose not engage in casual sex for fear of getting an STD and then spreading it to a partner have more regard for human life than those who do engage in casual sex but use protection?

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

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    Noliving

    One thing I have never understood is that if you are a ceremonial guard with a gun why do they have empty magazines inserted into the gun? Why not just have an unloaded firearm with no magazine at all?

    Posted in: Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack

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    Noliving

    It's not fair to address a comment that the number of innocent people killed by guns in a single incident (like Sandy Hook) doesn't matter? Oh come on yourself; you are defending what is indefensible.

    What are you talking about? The comment you made that I quoted was not about a single incident, the comment you made was that gun owners as a whole in general have less regard for human life than non-gun owners regardless of a single incident. That is not a fair comment and quite frankly is hypocritical of you to claim when you condone and participate in a recreational activity that kills more people on a per capita basis than firearms do. BTW I'm not defending the sandy hook massacre or any other massacre.

    That's 100 proof stupidity. And I don't need 2-3 inches of column space to show just how stupid it is: The next time a kid goes into a high school and kills a bunch of people armed only with alcohol, tell us about it.

    So basically the argument is that if the alcohol deaths are not as "sensational" as gun deaths they don't count the same?

    Or, how about this one: A man goes into a Wal-Mart and takes a rifle right off the display rack. He then makes a cell phone call, oblivious to the fact that police have surrounded him and are ready to blow him away -- which they do. The next time someone gets blown away by the police for taking a bottle of Jack Daniels off the shelf, tell us about it.

    What difference does it make Yabits if the death is caused by a drunk driver or a drunken fist fight or law enforcement shooting someone for taking something off of a store shelf to look at it. They are all pre-mature deaths and they are all just as needless.

    Note to the Moderator: The reason why I brought up Alcohol related deaths was because of Yabits sanctimonious post. If he is going to make the claim that gun owners in general have less regard for human life than non gun owners than they better not participate or condone a recreational activity that kills just as many people and if not more people than firearms. That is entirely relevant to the comment Yabits made about gun owners and the larger discussion relating to firearms.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

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    Noliving

    “I don’t like it if I have to be silent. I want to talk to him,” bemoans one lady

    That is why they took you to a movie because they knew you would talk to much.

    Posted in: Worst date ever! Japanese ladies reveal the top five date ideas to avoid

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    Noliving

    the love people had for these devices and the inability to listen to criticism of them was truly disturbing.

    @Jimizio I think the reason for that is those making the criticism usually have a tone or attitude of being sanctimonious to gun owners.

    What this brings home is how so many who support these so-called "gun rights" have so little regard for human life.

    Oh come on that is not fair. Alcohol kills more people on a per capita basis in UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, USA than guns do on a per capita basis in the USA.

    How much should I bet Yabits that you condone or in fact participate in recreational consumption of Alcohol that is responsible for more deaths on a per capita basis than guns are in the USA. How much should I bet that Cleo, Stranger, Smith, SuperLib all engage or have engage or at the very least condone the activity of recreational alcohol consumption?

    If a government in any one of those listed countries above wanted to pass laws stating the customer had to go through a background check for each sale of alcohol to prevent the legal sale of Alcohol to people who have been convicted of crimes like drunken assault, drunk driving, etc. What if they wanted to pass a registry of alcoholic beverage sales that way they could track those who are supplying minors. What if they wanted to pass a law that says you could only purchase one alcoholic beverage per hour or ever two hours or heck what if they just limited you to one alcoholic beverage per day. What if they wanted to raise the minimum drinking age to 25 or 30.

    Would you be for those laws being passed or would you say that the resulting lives that could have been saved are an acceptable cost not to have those laws passed?

    I don't think it would be fair of me, I'm not a gun owner by the way, to say those that condone recreational consumption of alcohol and would be oppose to the above proposed laws would have little regard for human life and quite frankly I think it is very hypocritical to act like they care more about human lives than gun owners simply because they don't approve of guns and yet completely ignore the fact that Alcohol kills more than guns and or are unwilling to give up Alcohol or at the very least support measures to more heavily restrict the sale of Alcohol to save just as many lives if more lives than guns.

    The truth of the matter is that in order to enjoy the pleasures of life means you will have to accept a daily death toll, if the only acceptable number for a daily death toll to enjoy the pleasures of life is zero than quite frankly that means we are all going to have very boring lives.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

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    Noliving

    Repubs are totally cool with Viagra covered by insurance

    To be fair Viagra is not a form of birth control and two it can do nothing but only increase pregnancies and the spread of STDs when it comes to sex which means it doesn't contradict their anti-birthcontrol/abortion sentiment.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Noliving

    Exactly. I do hate guns.

    Right, you have made repeated calls for restrictions to be put on firearms use as well as been highly condescending to owners of firearms. You justify your malicious attitude by attempting to wrap it in some faux "caring about saving people's lives and there is no recreational usage for them" nonsense, while purposefully ignoring any number of behaviors that many (and nearly definitely you) participate in throughout society that kill just as many people if not more people in Japan or any other "civilized/healthy" nation than firearms do in the USA. Such as Alcohol for instance or casual sex

    Get over yourself. You do not care about their lives. You hate firearms, you hate the recreational ownership and usage of firearms.

    There is absolutely nothing good about them.

    Which you obviously know isn't true, other wise Japan and the other healthy nations wouldn't allow civilian ownership of firearms. Tens of millions of Americans use firearms for recreation or to provide food on their table or will in fact use the firearm for self protection on an annual basis, thousands of Japanese tourist on an annual basis will go to Guam, Hawaii, or the mainland of the USA and go to a gun range to target shoot using firearms don't they? Tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of international tourists will go to gun ranges in the USA each year.

    Heck targeting shooting is an Olympic sport.

    Oh that is right target shooting is just training to kill right Stranger? So if we were to take you to a gun range and put a hand gun in your hand you would think only nothing but homicidal thoughts and you would be more likely to commit a homicide once you left the gun range right? Perhaps you can tell us what the likely hood is that if someone target shoots either with a bow and arrow or a gun that they will make an attempt on someone else's life.

    I guess Kyudo that Japanese and all the people who practice it around the world are really just them practicing to kill with a bow and arrow right? Heck I guess those that enjoy fencing are really just practicing to kill people with a sword right?

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

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    Noliving

    Vinyl is better than CD and CD is better than the most commonly download digital tracks. The biggest problem with Vinyl is that they are more easily damaged, because of that I would say that for quality consistency that the CD is best.

    Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?

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    Noliving

    How hard is it for parents to supervise their young children!

    Anyone who has ever been in charge of the care of a young child, either as a parent, teacher, day care employee, baby sitter, etc... Would know it can be very difficult to watch them, they have this ability to get to places that you think are out of reach or out of their physical ability to get climb and get too.

    Posted in: 6-year-old boy hit and killed by car while playing on skateboard

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    Noliving

    "CD" is not a loss less format! 8 tracks were lossless... but bulky.

    No one said CD were loss-less format, CD's are encoded using a LCPM which is an uncompressed format. I take it you are incorrectly claiming that because CD's uses a 16 bit, not 24 bit, and are sampled at 44khz that it is not "loss-less", correct?

    Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music

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    Noliving

    I prefer cds for two main reasons, the first reason is that I like to listen to my digital music files in loss-less formats. The other reason is because I can usually find an entire albums on CD that are gently used for one dollar, much better deal than just purchasing one single.

    Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music

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    Noliving

    Ahh, the myth of trickle down economics being regurgitated once again. Unfortunately, all the evidence has shown that trickle down economics don't work. The people at the top just hoard the money without trickling any down.

    Seeing as government stimulus/spending bills are a form of trickle down economics and the Democratic party of the USA believes in them as a way to reduce unemployment and there is in fact research to support that they do in fact work....

    Posted in: Mrs Watanabe jumps on yen-selling bandwagon as tide turns

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    Noliving

    I guess it never occurs to politicians and government minions to reduce spending instead of raising taxes.

    Careful you are starting to talk like a Republican/Tea Party.

    Posted in: OECD says Japan should raise sales tax again next year

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    Noliving

    My husband would volunteer but he's too busy locked in a room with his computer. I would love to know what he spends all those hours doing.

    @mataka: Well why don't you volunteer your husband for him then?

    Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says

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    Noliving

    Screw halloween, my local sam's club already has Christmas decorations out for sale!

    Posted in: Halloween season kicks off at theme parks, stores

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