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    Scrote

    Parents who kill their own children get far shorter sentences than this. I can't understand why, unless the judges here see children as items of property, rather than living beings.

    Posted in: Babysitter gets 26 years in prison for killing 2-year-old boy

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    I don't really trust the providers of these pension plans. What are their charges and commissions? Are they betting against their customers in their own trades? I have read that simple indexed funds are better than managed funds as the fees should be much lower and they can often beat managed funds. These are not too popular with banks as there are fewer opportunities to rip off their customers.

    I only own a small number of shares that I was given; every year the value seems to go down. It seems to me that if we assume that perpetual growth is impossible, companies will only be able to grow at the expense of one another. Unless you can pick the companies which have the potential to grow (you probably can't) investing in stocks is little better than gambling on roulette or the horses.

    I am paying into the Japanese and UK state pension schemes. I should be able to combine two meagre pensions into one small one. I've thought about buying properties and becoming a money-grabbing landlord but I can't really be bothered with all the hassle. Instead, I've been putting some money into peer-to-peer loans. Time will tell if that pays off, or not.

    Posted in: No retiree left behind: Japan turns to riskier DIY pensions

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    "All the evidence" also pointed to Erdogan and his son enriching themselves at the taxpayer's expense. Erdogans response was to order the evidence destroyed.

    I think if the bloodthirsty tyrant Erdogan does bring back capital punishment it will end with him being assassinated by the family member of someone he has murdered.

    Posted in: Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

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    I think if I were in the Chinese government I would file a complaint with the Permanent Court of Arbitration over Japan's insistence that the area around Okinotorijima is its own exclusive economic area. Japan would surely lose such a case and we would be treated to the sight of Abe backpeddaling on his claim that the rule of law is “a universal principle that the international community must firmly maintain”.

    Posted in: Abe seeks to pressure Beijing on South China Sea ruling

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    Strangerland: I refer you to article 21 of the Japanese constitution:

    Article 21. Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed. No censorship shall be maintained, nor shall the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.

    Japanese courts must obey the constitution. They cannot legally order the censorship of anything on the internet. If a court does make such an order it can be ignored without penalty. In Japan "freedom of expression" doesn't appear to include the freedom to publish pictures of genitalia, amongst other things, but it certainly includes the freedom to publish, cite and link to newspaper articles on the internet.

    I imagine if you were to publish defamatory statements about somebody they would be able to sue you for damages. In this case nothing untrue has been published and the paedophile bringing the action has no case.

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    I like the MacBook Pro I have now but if the new model goes the way of the MacBook I won't be buying it. It needs to have plenty of different ports and a good keyboard. The MacBook keyboard is awful and the lack of ports makes it useless for me.

    Posted in: Apple's Mac no longer bucking PC industry's sales slide

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    So this is the best candidate the opposition can come up with after several weeks of searching? He may be in good health now but is he fit and able to take on the stress of running of a huge city at 76?

    Still, the LDP misogynists won't be happy with Koike running. It goes against everything Nippon Kaigi stands for.

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    Japanese courts have no authority to demand the removal of information from web pages anyway. Any such demands would be illegal and unenforceable.

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    The ruling states that China has no right to exclusive economic zones around its artificial islands. The same would apply to every other country in the region. China will have to share the waters and cannot expect to take everything for themselves.

    The nine-dash line has no legal basis. The Chinese have signed treaties that limit exclusive economic zones to 200 nautical miles from the coast. If the Chinese now say that those treaties are invalid then other countries are free to draw their own lines right up to the Chinese mainland coast and claim those areas as being their own territory "since ancient times".

    The unelected Chinese dictatorship cannot have it both ways, although they will certainly try. A bit of nationalistic rhetoric always helps to take the people's minds off of their corrupt leaders.

    Posted in: China suffers legal blow in South China Sea; U.S. urges caution

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    “Who is upholding the sanctity of international law and who is breaking international law, I think people are all clear about that,”

    We are: it's the unelected Chinese dictatorship that is breaking the law.

    Posted in: Beijing raises rhetoric ahead of South China Sea ruling

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    Cameron should apologise for misleading parliament. Several times during prime minister's questions he said he would lead the negotiations to leave the EU in the event of a "leave" victory in the referendum. Instead, he ran away from the mess he created as fast as possible.

    Posted in: Cameron to quit Wednesday; Theresa May to be new British PM

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    The check in desks used to be allocated by airline, then they changed it to class of travel, now it's back to airlines again. If, e.g. most flights to Europe leave in the morning and most flights to the US leave in the evening, surely it wastes space to have separate desks for European and US airlines? Half the time the desks will be empty.

    Posted in: Star Alliance rolls out new check-in concept at Narita's Terminal 1

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    Perhaps the police can use tanks to crush protesters, like the Chinese do?

    How about the police change their tactics and stop shooting people who are no threat to them?

    Posted in: Police may change tactics at protests after Dallas shootings

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    The question is: will LDP stooges Komeito go along with the revision of article 9 of the constitution, despite their spineless leader having said before that he doesn't think it's necessary? I don't think the question will arise.

    Instead, I think Dishonest Abe will try for an amendment to allow him to impose a "state of emergency" at any time he pleases. Once he has that power he will be able to rewrite the constitution at will and there will be nothing to stop him.

    These enabling laws have been the favourite tool of dictators throughout history to gain control of countries. Abe wants the entire constitution scrapped and a "state of emergency" amendment will give him the ability to do it.

    Posted in: Ruling bloc wins landslide in upper house election; voter turnout at 54.7%

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    Abe wants fresh Japanese souls interred at Yasukuni to whom he can "pay his respects" during his visits there. Don't give him the chance to sacrifice your children; don't vote for the LDP.

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    How about someone from one of the ***48 groups running? Or that Kumamon mascot thing? If the Tokyo voters are tired of LDP crooks what could be better than an incompetent, talentless "tarento" to waste their money?

    It's good to have a choice in elections, but if people are daft enough to vote for some clown from the endless torrent of TV drivel they deserve everything they get.

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    “I don’t have a choice other than to vote for the LDP.”

    Once Dishonest Abe gets his grubby hands on the constitution you won't have a choice: the LDP will be the only party allowed on the ballot.

    “Japan is safe. People are comfortable,” he added. “I remember the time after World War II. People were poor.”

    Japan is getting poorer by the day. Still, it's not as bad as when people lived in caves and were ravaged by bubonic plague. What better reason could there be to vote LDP?

    I was talking with a naturalised Japanese recently. He didn't have any problems with the process even though his Japanese language ability is dismal. Apparently they even told him he could keep his other passport as long as he didn't use it to enter or leave Japan.

    Posted in: Japan voters seen boosting Abe in parliament vote

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    Mr Mohamed: With all these foolproof exchange rate forecasts to hand you must be up to your ears in cash. Well done.

    Personally, I believe that mathematical analyses of exchange rates are about as accurate as trying to forecast lottery numbers. That probably explains why I'm poor.

    Posted in: Japan ruling bloc election win could be too big for markets to swallow

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    Scrote

    I wouldn't describe this as an "epic" battle. How will we know which burger won? The pictures look very similar, apart from the cheese in one burger and some brown sludge on the other.

    Posted in: McDonald’s launches epic Japan vs America burger battle

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    They look a bit like dustbin liners.

    If you want to look like a labourer you could buy a pair of those baggy trousers builders wear for much less. Don't forget to purchase a hard hat to complete the look.

    Posted in: Inakaya Denim jeans are the latest farm-fresh Japanese-inspired fashion item

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