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Saul SchimekDec. 10, 2014 - 10:02PM JST
So right-wing = Nationalist and Left-wing = internationalist in this context?
Posted in: Japanese right muzzling liberal media, say analysts
Saul SchimekNov. 28, 2014 - 05:41AM JST
It's not a bed of roses. there have been several wrecks due to hop-heads being higher than a kite trying to drive
Posted in: Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers in Colorado
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
Dec. 23, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
Aw, cool pic.
Love the little kid reaching out.
Posted in: Living art
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:57AM JST
The company also promised to improve governance by hiring more outside board members and reinforcing compliance.…
Posted in: CEO of Japan energy start-up steps down after accounting probe
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Never ever buy airline stocks...
Posted in: Airbus to sue Skymark in UK court over canceled A380 contract
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:53AM JST
Joe Cocker just died from smoking. I'm sure he wished some of his friends had been…
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
Dec. 23, 2014 - 06:44AM JST
Cancer sticks takes another great artist away too early. Horrible way to die.
Posted in: Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70