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Saul SchimekNov. 27, 2014 - 05:18AM JST
A gun is a tool (for killing). No more. no less.. It is the training and psychology behind using that tool that is problematic at best. U.S. Police really do need to dail it back a bit as they have gotten really gun happy of late.
OTOH, there are elements within society which are not reasonable by any stretch of the imagination and that only a show of force will bring compliance. They are not a large subset, but they are enough to be of concern.
Ideally, Police should be able to use a level of restraint in the use of force. But when the legal system has been twisted into a pretzel so bad by what I like to call Insane Troll Logic Law to the point where shooting the perp is going to cause less problems for a LEO than the other less lethal options, then we do have a severe problem
it's bloody depressing
Posted in: For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force
Saul SchimekNov. 13, 2014 - 03:55AM JST
I thought there were riffing off of 'Frozen', personally
Posted in: Night lights
Saul SchimekOct. 31, 2014 - 10:02PM JST
The Peace Prize has become a devalued joke over the years. The Award To Barack Obama before he had done anything of consequence merely made it obvious
Posted in: Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize
Saul SchimekOct. 31, 2014 - 09:58PM JST
So...Kinda like a Farmers Market for Tokyo? Cool
Posted in: Tokyo Harvest Event
Saul SchimekOct. 08, 2014 - 06:53PM JST
Dig in and make sure you have a portable generator, bottled water and survival supplies. it's gonna be rough
Posted in: Super typhoon on course for Japan
Saul SchimekSep. 26, 2014 - 06:50PM JST
Yeah, the Japanese really do not like being reminded of it....But then China tends to gloss over it's own atrocities too
Posted in: Battle lines
Saul SchimekSep. 24, 2014 - 09:28PM JST
There are no words.....
Posted in: 47-year-old man arrested after body parts of missing 6-year-old Kobe girl found
Saul SchimekSep. 04, 2014 - 12:24AM JST
China must be having more internal problems. This is getting predictable
Posted in: China's top leaders remember victory over Japan
Saul SchimekJul. 28, 2014 - 09:17PM JST
I'm glad that the new 'Gojira' film went over well. Hollywood can do things right, when it actually digs in and tries. I rather liked the film myself as well :)
Posted in: Japanese fans speak on evolution of 'Godzilla'
Saul SchimekJul. 12, 2014 - 02:03AM JST
Gino....Or 'Zilla' as it was rebranded, was nuked by Gojira in one of the last films (the name escapes me), much to all Gojira fans pleasure around the world
Posted in: Tokyo rolls out red carpet for 'Godzilla'
Saul SchimekJul. 11, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
let's see...nearly 70 years ago....yeah. Don't care very muich
Posted in: China starts publishing daily Japanese war crimes 'confession'
Saul SchimekJul. 10, 2014 - 09:14AM JST
well when it says in the Hamas charter that it's primary purpose is to exterminate the Jews and drive them into the sea.....yeah....peace is kinda a joke
Posted in: Death toll hits 50 as Israel pounds Gaza
Saul SchimekJul. 08, 2014 - 07:39PM JST
Not surprising at all. On a lot of Holidays, the thugs come out and decide to try to off one another. Chicago has been a pest hole for quite sometime, in spite of it's gun laws.
As to drug cartels being armed without the US? well they could simply bribe the local Mexican LEO's. They pretty much run the northern mexican states anyway, protestations to the contrary not withstanding. But I will agree on the drug problem funding...we DO have a problem here in the States
Posted in: Chicago stunned by outbreak of weekend shootings
Saul SchimekJul. 04, 2014 - 10:15PM JST
China has been pouring this one for sometime. they've definitely go domestic problems at this point
Posted in: China's Xi highlights Japan militarist past in Seoul speech
Saul SchimekJul. 03, 2014 - 08:06PM JST
" 'I'm sorry I got Caught. "
Posted in: Facebook admits 'terrible' communication gaffe on study
Saul SchimekJul. 02, 2014 - 08:21PM JST
I'd hardly call Japan a 'Leech', as the U.S. did impose the restrictions after WWII. That said, Japan changing it's constitution after nearly 6 decades and change is fine by me. China is on the move (as well as Russia) and the only way to curtail them is have a credible defense that can cause damage to China. And now china is wailing on. I really do not have much sympathy for them. this nonsense has gone on long enough
Posted in: U.S. welcomes Japan's move to expand military role
Saul SchimekJul. 02, 2014 - 07:32PM JST
oh yes. china has never expanded or sent military anywhere ever. Not Nepal, Not Mongolia, Not Vietnam, Not Korea. Not ever.
Posted in: Chinese media slam Japan's move to expand military role
Saul SchimekMay. 28, 2014 - 02:05AM JST
*** long sigh of resignation ***
Okay, as much of a shock as this might be to to people, technically there is NO international law in the strictest sense, as there are no laws other than what countries have mutually agreed to abide by. There is no overarching enforcement mechanism to enforce the international agreements like you would a national law. National will operate in their own self interest, depending on what they perceive it to be. And what they can get away with. No more no less.
Posted in: Vietnamese fishing boat rammed, sunk by Chinese ship
Saul SchimekMay. 01, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
He's Not Fat. He's Sumo-Sized :D
Posted in: Japanese fans say new American Godzilla is too fat
Saul SchimekApr. 25, 2014 - 10:59PM JST
Freedom of speech is a good thing. I lets you keep a eye on these sorts of nutters. Offensive or not, you know they exist
Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary
Nov. 28, 2014 - 02:49AM JST
Does anyone have the list of those 150,000 items? What are the 75% or 112,500 items…
Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan
Nov. 28, 2014 - 02:47AM JST
When Whites kill Blacks they're not even bought to trial (see case in point), or they…
Posted in: Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets
Nov. 28, 2014 - 02:24AM JST
This is beyond embarrassing now. Just call it what it is and stop insulting people's intelligence.…
Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator
Nov. 28, 2014 - 02:16AM JST
Show us the 'findings' of this 'research'.
Nov. 28, 2014 - 02:06AM JST
Texas A&M AggieNOV. 28, 2014 - 12:56AM JST
More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread…
Posted in: More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities