Shanique Smith's past comments

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    Shanique Smith

    @ Sara Brown

    How is it going? How are you coping? This must be a very trying time for you. By your name I assume you are a foreigner. Do you feel isolated or is everyone scratching each other's back regardless of nationality?

    Hope you are ok. Continue to be safe.

    Posted in: U.S. military to help rescue quake victims as landslide threat grows

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    Then they wonder why the birth rate is falling so rapidly. It's a sad sad situation. An unemployed nomad whom I'm positive did not impregnate herself.

    I don't know the circumstances under which the child died, but I can't help but question the crime statistics in japan. What constitutes a crime from their point of view? Every day a child dies under questionable circumstances. Do they correctly file these deaths?

    Posted in: Woman arrested after body of newborn infant found in park toilet

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    I realize that most of the people here who are saying that everyone should pay pension are people who are married to Japanese nationals and live in Japan permanently or for the long term. I have no problem with paying for pension, if there is a pension to be had in the end. What about people who **contribute to the pension scheme ** but each time only get a **one year visa ** from immigration? The Kitakyushu immigration office even **downgrade the visa ** of people paying pension from three years to one year. That's basically saying pay your pension, but you are not expected to be here to benefit/you are not entitled to it.

    How can some people here rationally compare it to pension in other countries where you are guaranteed a pension as citizens, if you pay into it? Japan is just trying to exploit as many people (foreign nationals) as it can to fatten its pension coffer for the good of its people.

    In other countries, if you do not qualify for pension you get a lump sum payment for the ** entire period ** you contributed. That's honesty. You take out what you put in. Why can't that happen in 'honest' Japan?

    Ignorant commenters are talking about refund. If you pay eight years of pension and only receive for three is an entire rip-off. Why can't people get back what they put in? If they amended that tomorrow, I for one would be outta here the same day. Hard to turn your back on millions of yen in contribution, though immigration is forcing you to. With a one year visa you are obviously more vulnerable to be kicked out of the country at any time which seems to be the intent. How can someone who has been paying pension for a number of years be downgraded to a one year visa? Yet it remains mandatory that pension be paid. **This is totally dishonest and is a form of thievery. **

    If you want people to leave why enforce something binding like paying pension?

    I see no problem with having a social security number, but the Japanese My Number system seems very intrusive. My health history is my private business and shouldn't be at the disposal of government. They already have access to your bank account without you giving the info to them. You need to have the number to get a refund on some food item when taxes are increased to 10%. Really feeling like the end time.

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    Went on a killing rampage. Was heard mumbling 'kane, but didn't steal anything. Weird.

    When it was alleged that the white American killed his lover not too long ago, the headline did not give a clear picture seeing that the US is multiethnic. Although the evidence was incriminating he was given the benefit of the doubt and praises heaped on him by the hypocritical commenters here. He was referred to as a prince etc etc. Why the hypocrisy? A murderer is a murderer whether he killed one or six people.

    My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

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    Shanique Smith

    Nothing surprising here. I find it more surprising that it wasn't squashed before it reached the media in order to maintain the squeaky clean front.

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    NHK should be the first rip-off entity mentioned. Talking about morals. How can an establishment harass the poor so they can make a profit? If a TV comes with an apartment and you do not use it, why are you harassed into paying? You are conserving trying to make ends meet, and they on the other hand are sending out their collectors to take away the little you have so they can increase their profit margin. A body subsidized by the government using tax payers money on top of that.

    Posted in: To rip off people, all you need is a good idea

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    Shanique Smith

    Amazon unveiled a major home electronics push Thursday, led by a $50 tablet computer.

    $50 USD? Then how is it priced at ¥8,980 on Amazon jp? That's equivalent to an exchange rate of USD $1=179.60 YEN. Should it be $50 or £50. That's more or less the exchange rate for the British pound.

    Posted in: Amazon in new gadget offensive, led by $50 tablet

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    Shanique Smith

    Demanding money from a twelve-yr-old? This guy on some designer hallucinatory/deliriant drugs? That would explain his subsequent action.

    Posted in: Man cuts off 12-year-old girl's hair with scissors

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    Wow!! This is sad. Attacking a 71 year old woman for money. As a regular he thought he was entitled to some form of returns and thought that was the best way to get it? I'm surely gonna be more on my guard, as I keep seeing this man at my door leering at me. Glad it wasn't fatal.

    Posted in: 71-year-old tobacco shop owner slashed in robbery attempt

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    Shanique Smith

    Wow!! Black is truly a striking hue. Such a striking yet simple emblem. Truly the best Olympics' emblem I've seen so far. Good work Japan.

    Posted in: Olympic emblems unveiled

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    The parcel was sent from Kentucky on June 8. She appeared to be in Japan on June 8th. Therefore, if someone sent it on her behalf she could plead ignorance, and take the stance that she did not know they would have tried to disguise the contents. Hmmm....then again, this isn't an OTC drug so she must have been fully aware that it was illegal to have it mailed. I don't condone wrong doings, but I kind of feel sorry for her.

    Still, she would be in a mess, as it has been disclosed that she did a health check after the incident, and was found not to be in need of that drug. It could have been for someone else or substance abuse. Maybe they will now check for the substance in her blood. Then again, the drug is available as a prescription drug in Japan, so availability for legal use shouldn't have been a problem. Hmmm....maybe this could be a blessing in disguise for her where her health is concerned. Shoganai.

    There goes the white privilege myth.

    Posted in: Toyota in damage control mode after American exec arrested

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    Shanique Smith

    Murderer...your heart must be hollow...how does it feel to take the life of another?

    They are old enough to understand the extend of their crime, even before committing it, and are capable of determining right from wrong. Most of these youths in Japan, are well aware that they can hide behind their age, so they do what they shouldn't be doing, just because it can be done with little consequences.

    Posted in: 3 minors, man arrested over death of 18-year-old girl

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    Shanique Smith

    **Black Sabbath Apr. 25, 2015 - 09:17AM JST Tons of children are abused and killed in wars started by Nato

    Cursed fermented soy beans**

    That cracked me up. Obviously you don't eat natto. I think it would taste better than Nato/NATO anytime, though.

    Okay...now down to serious business. The women who were abducted/lured and coerced into having nonconsensual sex cannot be referred to as 'comfort women'. That term is too mild and consenting. The women who were abducted and forced into having sex were indeed sex slaves.

    This matter is plain and simple. Abe should apologize, and it shouldn't be a comfort apology. He is the one who resurrected an issue that would have been forgiven but not forgotten, since at least 2001. From Wikipedia:

    In 1993, following multiple testimonies the Kono Statement was issued by Japanese Government confirming that coercion was involved in seizing the comfort women.[82][83] In 2007, the Japanese government made a cabinet decision, "No evidence was found that the Japanese army or the military officials seized the women by force." Shinzō Abe, the prime minister at the time, stated on March 1, 2007, that there was no evidence that the Japanese government had kept sex slaves, even though the Japanese government had already admitted the use of coercion in 1993. On March 27 the Japanese parliament issued an official apology.[110] On February 20, 2014, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the Japanese government may reconsider the study and the apology.[111] However, Prime Minister Abe clarified on **March 14, 2014 that he had no intention of renouncing or altering it.

    Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and most members of his Cabinet are affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi, that negates the existence of Japanese war crimes, including sexual slavery for the military.** Source Wikipedia

    Abe nullified all the apologies that were made before him. Only his heartfelt apology can psychologically help these women from feeling like wartime prostitutes.

    Posted in: In U.S., 'comfort woman' demands apology from Japan

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    Shanique Smith

    Wow! I'm always speechless with news like these. I try to put myself in their shoes in a worst case scenario, but still can't understand how they do it. I can only ask, "Why?" I wish I could be of more help.

    Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters

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    Have they found the gun yet, that she was holding to the heads of the panel of Japanese judges? The judges freely made their choice, so why is this young lady being verbally abused at all angles? Still, she must have been somewhat mentally prepared for this. It's somewhat sad though, that whenever she speaks she has to keep defending her nationality, and justifying her motives for entering the contest. Ariana, the haters gonna hate hate hate. It's a disEase. Shake them off.

    Ironically, she won out of a field of 69 or so beautiful contestants, and then we have some commenters here professing to pass more beautiful ladies on the streets every day. You ever seen some of these 'beautiful' women you pass on the streets, after the makeup is gone? I have. Not a pretty sight.

    Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity

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    Shanique Smith

    The best woman athlete in history. Your humility is kind of ridiculous

    “I hope not,” she said. ” I would be how old? No, let’s pray that I don’t get to 12.”

    I'm looking forward to your future accomplishments.

    Posted in: Serena Williams wins Miami Open

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    Shanique Smith

    I assume you'd have to pack along a keyboard, which reduces mobility quite a bit.

    Should have on-screen keyboard.

    Posted in: Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus

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    Shanique Smith

    After watching this game, I have come to realize the psychological effects it may have on someone. Dodging those foods is an adrenaline boost, and to think you can actually get into one of those things (plane) and do the same is an appealing challenge.

    You don't have to be tough and brawny for that. Skills are essential too. I guess the game is appealing to the skills side of its target group.

    Posted in: SDF hopes to attract recruits with cutesy smartphone game

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    Shanique Smith

    This would suit the funny video shows they have on Japanese tv. Wait, since this is a Japanese person don't think they would show it.

    Posted in: Robber breaks leg during hold-up; calls ambulance

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    Shanique Smith

    Wow! I wonder what her diet was like. Did she outlive her kids?

    Posted in: World's oldest person dies at 117

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