Suzu1's past comments

  • -6

    Suzu1

    If they were black men they would have all been dead ages ago even if unarmed.

    This is one of the more ridiculous, knee jerk, and all too predictable, opinions spouted by uninformed observers throughout this incident. It flies in the face of reality on the ground. The Malheur Refuge is literally in the middle of nowhere. The FBI would never move quickly with force against anyone taking it in the middle of winter absent any immediate public safety concerns like active shooting. And, of course, it should be pointed out that there were at least two black activists at the Refuge supporting Bundy.

    I don't agree with anything the Bundys spouted but I can't stand to see such uninformed opinions by folks that don't really understand the area and what was going on.

    Posted in: Police restrict access to Oregon refuge after fatal standoff

  • 3

    Suzu1

    It sure appears that the British Left is desperate to gin up a straw man for its phony arguments. Would be funny if it weren't for the sad fact that Britain continues to allow in its citizens and residents return after fighting for ISIS and other terror groups.

    Posted in: MPs debate banning 'fool' Trump from Britain

  • 3

    Suzu1

    Mark G

    The current federal laws require all pistols to be transferred by licenced dealer, used long arms (rifles and shotguns) are not.

    There is no federal law or regulation requiring pistols to be transferred by licensed dealers. Some States like California have laws requiring private party transfers to be completed through a licensed dealer but that is it. Nothing in federal law prevents me from selling a pistol to another non-licensed individual as long as that person is a resident of my State, at least 18 years old and I have no reason to believe they are prohibited from firearm possession.

    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/whom-may-unlicensed-person-transfer-firearms-under-gca

    Posted in: Obama defends forthcoming gun restrictions as constitutional

  • -2

    Suzu1

    Typical racial double standards.

    White militia terrorists = treat them gingerly and with respect and listen to their demands

    That probably sounds good to write in a sanctimonious, politically correct way but it is contradicted by reality. Just Google militia members charged to see the continuing focus of federal law enforcement agencies on right wing militia activity. And as far as blasting away with multiple rounds, talk to Randy Weaver or the surviving Branch Davidians.

    Posted in: U.S. militia group occupies Oregon wildlife park headquarters

  • -1

    Suzu1

    they and others like them pose a much more immediate threat to public safety in the United States than IS does.

    The reality is that this group of perhaps15 to 20 militia members are occupying a small building literally in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing but frozen earth for hundreds of miles around little Burns, Oregon.

    Posted in: U.S. militia group occupies Oregon wildlife park headquarters

  • 1

    Suzu1

    Maybe this explains why Donald Trump is so popular in Japan.

    Posted in: Japan, wary of outsiders, keeps doors closed to refugees

  • 1

    Suzu1

    Violent crime in the U.S. continues to be centered on the criminal use of handguns in poor neighborhoods. That is why the focus by the media on the NRA and so-called assault weapons misses the point and reinforces the perception by many law abiding gun owners that the Administration is wrongly focused on them and not on actual criminals.

    One thing I wonder is why the foreign critics of American gun culture don't pressure their own domestic gun manufacturers to stop exporting so many guns to the U.S.. Using the cigarette analogy, aren't the companies that are profiting from the carnage - Glock, Taurus, Sig Sauer, Beretta, Heckler & Koch, FN Herstal, etc, the REAL problem?

    Posted in: Obama to act next week on gun background checks

  • 2

    Suzu1

    Rose did not ask a follow-up question on his PBS show

    Of course he didn't - Rose is the most overrated media personalities in history. He probably wasn't even listening to Lucas, just getting ready to ask the next question his intern wrote.

    And Lucas should not feel comfortable speaking publicly about injustice when he ruined the Star Wars legacy with Jar Jar Binks!

    Posted in: George Lucas apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers'

  • 2

    Suzu1

    Gang-bangers in Democrat controlled cities do not drive out to conservative states and go to gun shows to buy weapons from private individuals in order to evade gun laws.

    Really? That very scenario seems to being what happens:

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-17/news/ct-met-guns-gangs-201302171levaine-tanksley-gun-laws-gun-trafficker

    Posted in: Obama to act next week on gun background checks

  • 2

    Suzu1

    A better initiative would have been to push for greater funding for the US Attorneys Offices to actually prosecute ALL federal gun crimes. Right now the focus for prosecution on the federal level are so-called Armed Career Criminals - folks caught with guns or ammunition after being previously convicted of at least three prior violent crime or drug trafficking felonies. The ACC mandatory minimum sentencing of 15 years in prison is an effective tool in removing violent offenders from the community:

    https://www.atf.gov/news/press-releases

    Posted in: Obama to act next week on gun background checks

  • 2

    Suzu1

    There is no substitute for broad, sustained economic growth which leads to higher wages. It is just insane for politicians to ask companies to pay more if the natural economic conditions are not present.

    Posted in: Japan business lobby head won't commit to higher wages

  • 0

    Suzu1

    Oh, please. Anyone who stays married to Bill Clinton after the humiliation he has put her through for the last forty years cannot possibly be offended by this. I wish her campaign would make up its mind. Is she a warrior grandmother or not?

    Posted in: Trump uses vulgar language to mock Clinton

  • 0

    Suzu1

    This is rubbish. It is essentially the system that keep people down while providing a select few with opportunities. Success is a matter of luck. Every job I've had was academic or connected to teaching

    A broader work experience would have been good for you.

    Posted in: Some businesses are experiencing a labor shortage, so increasing the minimum wage will probably provide more merits than demerits to Japan.

  • -1

    Suzu1

    My first real job when I turned 16 paid minimum wage. After a short stint there working as hard as I could, I applied for a higher paying job and have consistently earned more money with each job since then. That is the way it is supposed to work. When minimum wage earners complain that they can't raise a family on their wages, the fault usually lies with their poor choices or behavior that has stunted their earning potential.

    Posted in: Some businesses are experiencing a labor shortage, so increasing the minimum wage will probably provide more merits than demerits to Japan.

  • 16

    Suzu1

    It is kind of strange that the writer did not consider probably the most iconic depiction of a Japanese male in U.S. cinema during the 1980's - Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid (1984). As exotic as his character was made to contrast with Ralph Macchio's character, he was absolutely portrayed as an honorable, humble and heroic man.
    Also, it is relevant to point out that Hollywood actively edited screenplays to downplay any offense towards the Japanese during the same period. For example, the villains were changed in Sean Connery's Rising Sun (1993) from the novel so they were not Japanese in the film.
    Also, the Japanese police characters in Michael Douglas' Black Rain (1989) were portrayed sympathetically as honorable and dedicated.
    It seems like this writer took the lazy route of deciding on a victimization narrative and ignoring reality. There is no other way to take with a straight face to think that Hollywood films commonly invoke "stereotypical film motifs.....(including) scenes featuring “nyotai-mori,” in which morsels of sushi are artistically served from atop the torso of a nude female." Just try to name one, let alone two, off the top of your head.

    Posted in: Japan's 70-year struggle against Hollywood film stereotypes

  • 2

    Suzu1

    I can't get my head around why the USA allow fully automatic assault rifles to be sold in wall mart why do you need one?

    This is just one example of misinformation out there. There are no fully automatic weapons sold at Wal-Mart.

    Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?

  • 0

    Suzu1

    There are enough gun control laws in the U.S. The problem is that they cannot be enforced properly due to a lack of resources for prosecuting violations to the full extent allowed by the law. Trying to push new laws just leads to ridiculous debate and inaction. Instead the focus should be on providing prosecutors the resources needed to convict and send offenders to federal prison.

    Posted in: Obama blames gun lobby grip on Congress for lax U.S. gun laws

  • 2

    Suzu1

    In the U.S. the standard stay, assuming a healthy mother and child, is 48 hours after the birth. That seemed about right for my family. Hospital stays in Japan often seem excessive.

    Posted in: In Japan, women are usually kept in hospital for up to a week after giving birth, while in the West, if there are no complications, mothers usually go home the next day, or even less, as was the case with the Duchess of Cambridge, for example. Why the difference?

  • 1

    Suzu1

    On the bright side, the Humvees were equipped with Takata airbags so we can hopefully get most back as ISIS brings them in for recall.

    Posted in: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles in Mosul: PM

  • 6

    Suzu1

    Let them go...THEN cancel their passport. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

    Posted in: Some countries are trying to stop their citizens from going overseas to join Islamic State by either arresting them or confiscating their passports. What is your view on this?

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