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    *captainjohann

    If they have not killed these two American journalists, then what would have been the reaction of USA?

    Very ignorant comment there. The U.S. has been saying that they were going to stop ISIS way before the journalists were killed.

    Posted in: What do you think is the best way for the global community to deal with the Islamic State?

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    Probie

    Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    No.

    Posted in: Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

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    Shoot every last one of them in the face.

    Posted in: What do you think is the best way for the global community to deal with the Islamic State?

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    Probie

    May be true, but unfortunately, true "innovation" was in the form of the iPod, not MP3. And, by the way, MP3 technology was invented in German and the U.S.

    The iPod was only successful because of the legions if iSheep raving about it, just because it was another Apple product.

    Apple don't innovate. They repackage ideas and market them as new and revolutionary. They have a cult, and an unlimited supply of douchebag celebrities, like U2, to harp on about how amazing they are, even though they aren't. Anyone who thinks the iPod was innovative, either knows nothing about technology, or is fooling themselves and falling for the hype.

    Sony is far more innovative than Apple.

    Posted in: Index ranks Japan as Asia's most efficient innovator

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    Probie

    Ironic that he is using the peace sign in the year that he basically eroded the Japanese peace policy.

    Posted in: Pick two fingers

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    Probie

    Lancet imbues “Tokyo Kill” with a vivid sense of Japan, from sections of Tokyo that only a native would know about to meticulous research into the country’s history and legends.

    Really?

    Barry Lancet’s exciting second novel about antiques dealer Jim Brodie, who inherited his father’s Tokyo-based private investigation and personal protection firm.

    Yeah, Tokyo is just filled with those.

    Posted in: Lancet imbues new novel with vivid sense of Japan

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    Probie

    I heard the newest Galaxy absolutely destroys the iPhone, although I still use an iPhone

    The "newest" one? **Every* Galaxy destroys the iphone.

    Posted in: Japanese fans already lining up for Sept 19 release of iPhone6

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    So women can play golf with the CEO or marry the CEO's daughter? No, they can't. And this is where your position falls apart, because if a woman in Japan went golfing with the CEO or drinking with the CEO she'd be assumed to be sleeping with him and never be promoted for "legal reasons" or any of a dozen other b.s. reasons. And don't say she can marry his son, because the CEO's son would be working and she'd be expected to stay home and pop out a grandchild every year.

    All depends on what level the woman is at in the company. If it was a regular female office worker, those rumors are going to fly around. If it was a woman who got to a high position in the company because she is good at her job, I think there would be hardly any rumors.

    And this is the problem that people who advance this argument don't get. The problem is that the playing field is so unlevel that it NEEDS something to fix it.

    So, making an unlevel playing field, unlevel in another way is the way to fix it? Might work well in dreamland, but when companies are out to make money, they should be able to put whoever they want in whatever position they want.

    You do realise how sexist this line makes you look?

    How does me saying "Give everybody a chance. Don't just give some people preferential treatment" make me sound sexist?

    Because at the moment some people are getting preferential treatment, namely MEN. But the moment someone wants to remove your advantage you start whining?

    I'm not whining. I don't have a problem with women in positions of power. My point is: If they're good enough, they should have the job; if they're just getting it because they're a woman,they shouldn't get it.

    ... are you so insecure because you know you couldn't compete if the playing field was balanced?

    No. See above. Also, if a woman is better at my job than me, I'd love to have her as my boss. I work for a Japanese company, and all my bosses are men. Annoying men. Having a woman who was brought in or promoted on merit, would be a nice change.

    Having anyone, male or female, in a position for any other reason than they deserve to be there, is wrong. Yeah, it happens a lot with men, that doesn't mean it's fine to do it with women. Meaning= it shouldn't be about sex, it should be about ability.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stated his government’s goal of boosting the ratio of women in senior positions in companies in Japan to 30% by 2020. Do you think it is a good idea to set numerical targets like that?

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    Probie

    Now everyone can get back to not pretending they cared about tennis.

    Posted in: Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

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    Probie

    So in other words you're quite happy with denying someone a job based on their sex, but the moment someone wants to give someone jobs based on their sex you're opposed?

    No. I'm saying that you shouldn't give someone a job based on their sex/race/etc.

    And you love your current boss so much? No, I'm sure a lot of people hate their boss and say they're only boss because they play golf with the CEO, or married the CEO's daughter, or went to the right college, etc. These bosses manage just fine without the love of their subordinates.

    If they "play golf with the CEO, or married the CEO's daughter, or went to the right college, etc" they are actually DOING something. Not just getting it because they were born with two X chromosomes.

    And the resistance will be temporary, as should any laws. I'd say the law should have a limit, perhaps 20 years after the 30% goal is met. After that the law disappears, because if women can't make it once they're established in the workplace then at least they had a chance.

    No. Give everybody a chance. Don't just give some people preferential treatment.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stated his government’s goal of boosting the ratio of women in senior positions in companies in Japan to 30% by 2020. Do you think it is a good idea to set numerical targets like that?

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    Instead of giving someone a job because of their sex, they should get it because they are qualified.

    If anything quotas like this just make people resent women in senior positions, because they are seen to only be there because they are female.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stated his government’s goal of boosting the ratio of women in senior positions in companies in Japan to 30% by 2020. Do you think it is a good idea to set numerical targets like that?

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    Everyone's so alarmingly and cynically quick to assume animal cruelty and judge the owners guilty. There's a bar in Japan which has monkey waiters the reason being that the monkeys taught themselves to serve after watching the owners and mimicking their actions. Positive reinforcement via food treats later and those monkey now serve beer and towels to patrons. No beating or coercion involved at all.

    So, this monkey must have taught itself to do this after watching the owners and mimicking their actions. The owners wore collars and a leash because they were into a weird kind of BDSM public humiliation stilt fetish.

    Posted in: Balancing act

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    I don't believe this. Every few years someone comes out with a book that is alleges to prove who JTR was. Also, it seems that the place the writer chose to reveal this amazing information, was the Daily Mail. I don't think I need to expand on that.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/09/jack_the_ripper_finally_identi.html

    Posted in: Jack the Ripper identified through DNA traces: sleuth

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    I wonder how many times he had to be hit before he learned how to do that?

    Posted in: Balancing act

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    Probie

    It doesn't say they are the most likely to be groped, only that they are the easiest targets.

    The artist who made it said it was based on statistics. I doubt there is a statistic for "easiest target" that is unrelated to being most likely target.

    Posted in: Women who attract 'chikan,' and women who don’t: An illustrated guide

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    Childish reason for not getting rid of this stupid rule.

    The only time I have ever seen anyone put away their phone on or near a priority seat, was when a rabid obachan started screaming at them saying she had a pacemaker and they HAVE TO turn their phone off. Of course, they only put the phone away, not turn it off. But we all know, the crazy idiots who believe the lie that cell phones interfere with pacemakers don't care about that. They just want a reson to rant at someone.

    If they are so scared about signals, they should live in a lead-lined house, and never go out. With all the wi-fi signals, etc flying around, cell phones being turned off while you're on a train should be their last worry.

    I want a rule against stupid attention-seeking crazy-people being allowed to go outside.

    Posted in: Kansai scraps 'power off' mobile phone ban on trains; Kanto won’t budge

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    Probie

    Stupid name; stupid music.

    Posted in: Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation: Japan’s awesome all-woman grindcore band

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    Probie

    Some people actually feel satisfying helping others.

    So, they're helping other people to feel better about themselves? Yuck.

    Posted in: Volunteering for Hiroshima landslide clean-up

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    Bieber is certainly an annoying sleb, but does he really deserve to go to jail to be sodomised?

    I said that he'd "get a lot of attention". I never mentioned anything about sodomy.

    The US (I assume you are a Yank Probie) fascination with (and open cheering on of)) people who go to jail being raped is awful.

    Half American, half Canadian, raised mostly in the UK. Make of that what you will.

    Isn't jail meant to rehabilitate offenders?

    Wikipedia can answer that for you:

    jail is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment.

    Posted in: Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

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    Probie

    I went and volunteered the first day and it was a very satisfying, albeit exhausting day of shoveling mud and moving stones to areas where the heavy machinery can pick it all up or to clear roads for local residents.

    I'm sure she meant it a different way, but "very satisfying"??

    Posted in: Volunteering for Hiroshima landslide clean-up

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