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ScroteMay. 03, 2016 - 03:09PM JST
All of these "asylum seekers" pass through Indonesia on their way to Australia. Indonesia is safe, why don't they stay there? Otherwise, they can apply for asylum in Australia through official channels, rather than trying to force their way in illegally.
Without controls on "asylum seekers" every rich country would be overwhelmed with undesirables from all the grotty dumps around the world. Those people need to sort out the problems in their own countries, instead of running away. If they cannot do that perhaps it's time for a return of colonialism in which we take over and impose secular, non corrupt, rules-based governments until they are capable of managing their own affairs. If they want to live under our rule let's impose our rules on their countries, instead of having them move over here.
Posted in: Australia blames refugee advocates after asylum seeker sets herself alight
ScroteMay. 02, 2016 - 02:45PM JST
If I understand this article correctly, there exists somewhere an imaginary sum of money that, if taxed at an arbitrary rate, would solve all the problems of the government in one stroke. Fantastic!
If we double the imaginary sum then none of us will have to pay any taxes at all!
Posted in: Japanese money in offshore tax havens could solve a lot of problems at home
ScroteMay. 02, 2016 - 02:40PM JST
Aso should stick to reading his comics rather than commenting on things he doesn't understand.
If the Japanese government alone intervenes to reduce the value of the Yen that is exactly the kind of "one sided" action that Aso is complaining about. On the other hand, "speculators" live in many different countries and their actions are certainly not coordinated or "one sided".
Posted in: Recent rise in yen extremely worrying, says Aso
ScroteApr. 27, 2016 - 09:06PM JST
Crooked Hillary vs. Bent Donald: what a contest.
Posted in: Trump, Clinton move closer to election showdown
ScroteApr. 27, 2016 - 09:02PM JST
The Japanese have no right to claim an exclusive economic zone for Okinotorishima as it is too small to support permanent economic activity and would have disappeared altogether were it not for the building of a concrete protection layer around it.
It will be interesting to see what happens when the Chinese claim EEZs for their own artificial islands in the South China Sea. Will Japan still side with the US, or will they keep quiet, remembering that their own, similar claims are just as invalid?
I think the issue should be adjudicated by the ICJ. Japan can set an example for the Chinese and others on how such disputes should be settled. Although if they lost the Japanese would doubtless withdraw from ICJ jurisdiction in a sulk, just as they did when they lost the whaling case.
Posted in: Taiwan fishermen protest seizure of boat by Japan
ScroteApr. 26, 2016 - 09:52AM JST
Three years in jail will give him something to cry about, assuming he doesn't get a suspended sentence like most other crooked politicians.
Posted in: Prosecutors seek 3 years in prison for bawling ex-lawmaker Nonomura over fraud
ScroteApr. 26, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
The authority plans to revise laws next year and enact them in 2020
The authority plans to revise laws next year and enact them in 2020
Why not revise the laws this year and enact them next year? Clearly, nuclear safety is not a top priority in Japan.
Posted in: Japan to raise nuclear safety check competency per IAEA review
ScroteApr. 25, 2016 - 08:16PM JST
It looks a bit like some of those optical illusions you see in which the straight lines appear curved, or vice-versa.
I think the lack of colour is intended to reflect the monochromal, concrete monotony of Tokyo and the rectangular shapes represent the cuboid buildings of no architectural merit found throughout the city. Quite an appropriate choice really.
Posted in: Organizers opt for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo
ScroteApr. 25, 2016 - 10:05AM JST
Meet the new guy, son-in-law of the last guy. If cloning is ever perfected the Japanese will be able to (and will) elect the same "LDP" clone politician in perpetuity.
Posted in: LDP-backed candidate wins Hokkaido by-election
ScroteApr. 25, 2016 - 09:51AM JST
Netflix should allow anyone to subscribe to the US service, no matter where they live. That solves the regulation/bribes/tax problems of many countries.
To beat torrents Netflix has to offer high definition video, allow files to be saved to computers and copied to other devices and eliminate all country-based content restrictions. Until they can do that torrents remain the better option for most people.
Posted in: In Asia, Netflix trips on regulation, content, and competition
ScroteApr. 24, 2016 - 08:12PM JST
If you allow any nutter access to guns you will end up with the type of mass shootings common in the US. Anyone who argues for restrictions on gun ownership to be eased should explain why the lives of the school children who will inevitably be massacred as a result are less important than allowing the mentally ill to own guns.
Posted in: Renewed gun debate in Australia 20 years after mass shooting
ScroteApr. 24, 2016 - 08:06PM JST
If they are a politician.
Posted in: How can you tell if someone is lying to you?
ScroteApr. 22, 2016 - 11:09AM JST
There is no scientific evidence that polygraphs can detect lies; only people with vested interests claim otherwise.
See antipolygraph.org for many documents and books, including "The lie behind the lie detector". It's surprising that the US government relies on this quackery to vet security personnel when the technique has been widely exposed as a con.
Posted in: Experts give tips in spotting deception, but it takes time
ScroteApr. 22, 2016 - 10:59AM JST
Instead of prancing around in battle dress the unelected dictator and crook Xi should be wearing prison uniform and serving time, along with the rest of his family, for theft and corruption.
Posted in: China's Xi moves to take more direct command over military
ScroteApr. 22, 2016 - 10:45AM JST
I'm not a fan of these animal cafes: the animals are exploited, mistreated and stressed, whilst hygiene may be lacking. If you want to see animals go to the zoo.
Having said that, I'm thinking of opening a cockroach cafe. If they allow cats, dogs, owls, penguins, hedgehogs and snakes in cafes, why not roaches?
ScroteApr. 21, 2016 - 09:16AM JST
It's incredible that Saudi Arabia is described as an "ally" of the US and the west when it is nothing of the sort. They actively promote terrorism, hate and intolerance in neighbouring countries and around the world. Their children are taught in official Saudi textbooks that all non-sunni muslims must be killed. It is a hateful, misogynistic hellhole that should be ostracised and isolated until the people there learn to behave in a civilised manner.
If Saudi Arabia is an "ally" then North Korea and China must be described as the US's best friends.
Posted in: Obama, Saudi king discuss strained alliance, Middle East conflicts
ScroteApr. 21, 2016 - 08:51AM JST
It surprised me that car makers are trusted to make their own mileage tests: I wouldn't trust them at all. Unfortunately, Japanese consumers who bought these cars will have no luck suing the manufacturer and will have to make do with the usual empty "regrettable" statement and bow.
Posted in: Automaker Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel-efficiency tests
ScroteApr. 20, 2016 - 11:25AM JST
Peroni, Grolsch and Asahi do not hold much appeal to me. I wonder if Asahi haven't overpaid here.
Posted in: Asahi buying Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev
ScroteApr. 18, 2016 - 10:15AM JST
Any education board that allows kumitaiso to continue, risking further accidents, is negligent and failing in its duty to protect children.
Meanwhile, the jukus are full of children learning the things the schools should be teaching them.
Posted in: Teamwork or torture? Japan's bone-breaking school gymnastics
ScroteApr. 16, 2016 - 11:41AM JST
As many of this bunch have been supporting terrorists and encouraging sectariansm it will be interesting to see if they actually do anything. For many of them the solution to sectarianism is to kill all the members of the opposing sects.
Posted in: Islamic leaders pledge to combat terrorism, sectarianism
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May. 03, 2016 - 03:44PM JST
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May. 03, 2016 - 03:41PM JST
Drunk? Epilepsy? How else can he not remember anything unless he was drunk or is diseased?
Posted in: 7 injured after car hits pedestrians in Kobe; driver arrested
May. 03, 2016 - 03:40PM JST
You can bet that if this happened in Japan, there would be scores of articles in…
May. 03, 2016 - 03:39PM JST
Keep it up, for the world
Posted in: Turkey and U.S.-led coalition pound IS group in Syria
May. 03, 2016 - 03:36PM JST
No, New Mexico does not suffer from any sort of smog. And there is no such…
Posted in: New Mexico City smog alert orders 40% of cars off streets
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