Tahoochi's past comments

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    OrangeXenon54Jul. 29, 2015 - 03:16PM JST

    @Tahoochi Example: Card Captor Sakura has one of her friends, who is TEN YEARS OLD, dating their teacher. Everyone thinks it's "sweet" and "cute". Nothing sexual is shown, but he proposes to her.

    @OrangeXenon54: Thank you for enlightening me because I really don't know much about manga or anime in general. I see what you are saying about how "unhealthy" your example sounds... 10 years old??? ...maybe they abstain from sex until the student is a consenting adult?

    Since this manga (Card Captor) is aimed at kids like you say, I'm assuming that it's somewhat mainstream which would mean that nothing illegal is going to be condoned. As far as I know, romantic feelings between a teacher and student is not illegal (?), but sexual activities would be. With that all said, in reality, if a 10 year-old and a teacher were to date, you know that parents and the school would not allow this. In addition, ALL teachers, including pedophiles are adults and know that it's wrong, and a manga would have little or no influence on their actions.

    Besides, if you want "unhealthy", just look at Britney Spears... she was 18 when she made her "Hit me baby one more time" video, strutting around in her skimpy school girl outfit, hips gyrating, with countless (adult) men gawking over her.

    Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?

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    OrangeXenon54Jul. 29, 2015 - 06:27AM JST

    I've never seen sexual relations with minors being condemned or spoken ill of.

    I can't say for sure because I've never read or watched something like that, but I'm going out on a limb here by saying that the adults who are raping the minors in those stories are probably not the "good guy", no?

    what if a manga/anime talked about how stupid black people are and how worthless they are. Would you honestly say "It's just fantasy!

    Again, the protagonist in a story probably wouldn't be saying something like that.

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    PLEASE, people.... the girl is Canadian, having moved to Japan only recently. It says so right in the article. She's also 9 years old so why are we splitting hairs about this and that? I actually think the girl is pretty smart to make such observations. As Strangerland points out, overly-sensitive anyone? You're picking on a 9 year-old Canadian girl for making the best of what probably was a pretty stressful move and adjustment from Canada to Japan at that age.

    ...And the bathwater for laundry is perfectly fine. Your clothes are dirtier than the bathwater. Like 20 other people mentioned already, that's why you use detergent to do the laundry even when you use tap water for the washing machine. What matters is you don't rinse with the bath water. Very environmentally friendly if you ask me.

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    The act of having sex with a minor is illegal and disgusting. To me, the mere thought of sexual images of children is also sick, but drawings of it shouldn't be banned because no one is harmed in the making of it, and you can't police people's thoughts and imaginations.

    Who knows how many pedophiles there are in the world, but you can't tell them: Don't think about sex with children. You can only tell them: Don't act on it. The rest is up to us to protect our kids from them.

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    jerseyboyJul. 28, 2015 - 11:27AM JST

    So I guess USA Today had it wrong just two days ago when their headline read "Report: Detroit's Big 3 automakers drive U.S. economy"

    Yeah... DETROIT'S Big Three. My point is that "The Big 3" USED TO describe GM, Ford, and Chrysler ON A GLOBAL SCALE, whereas now they are not, and they are generally referred to as "The Detroit 3", or "Detroit's Big 3". Totally different. You were making a point that Chrysler is still American because they are referred to as "The Big 3". Technically, you're wrong, but apart from the Italian owners, you're right about Chrysler being an American company for the most part. Although, it was probably less "American" when it was Daimler-Chrysler.

    And btw, I've also been in the auto industry for a while, but I choose not to make demeaning comments like yourself.

    Posted in: U.S. to hit Fiat Chrysler with record $105 mil fine

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    Jerseyboy: No one refers to them as the "Big Three" anymore.

    And FYI, even though I have never said the NHTSA only fines Japanese car companies, during Toyota's "sudden acceleration" fiasco back in 2010, the NHTSA was also under fire for not doing their jobs. It was actually Congress who put on a big political circus and summoned Toyota's President for a public flogging (as opposed to an official trial or court hearing), which coincidentally, is what they did to Honda and Takata recently too, but never conducted such an "event" for GM who hid their faulty ignitions for over a decade that set fire to cars and caused 124 deaths, and THAT'S where I personally don't see the consistency in treatment (from Congress, not the NHTSA).... but, I guess we'll see as this case unfolds, won't we?

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    No, he should buy the facility, turn it into a casino, and give half the proceeds to the town. That way, he'll employ people, give to the community, and probably generate more revenue than Mitsubishi ever made!

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    OK guys, if you are not guaranteed that someone won't leak pictures or video of you (and realistically, there's no guarantee right now), and if you particularly do not want your naked pictures or video on the internet, then why take the risk? I'm not talking about restrictions (@teamplayer), I'm talking about making a choice out of common sense.

    Absolutely, everybody is free to do what they want, but the reality of the current situation is that people can't be trusted with other people's nude pictures... it's great that Microsoft and other companies have acknowledged this problem and are trying to address it, but until they find a solution, don't you think the easiest solution is not to take naked pictures of each other? Is that so hard? If that is so much of a hindrance on your freedom, then go ahead, but be aware of the risks.

    Yeah, I admit that I may have been blaming the victim, but not intentionally. Private pictures can also be leaked nowadays by a total stranger hacking into your smart phone from thousands of miles away (not limited to former partners), so I just don't see why you would even think about leaving yourself so open to such a risk. Would you keep your card number, expiry date, billing address, and security code information of your credit card all in one place on your cell phone? Well you can if you want, it’s a free world, but it certainly isn’t recommended.

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    Hey, here's an idea: How about, don't take pictures or video of yourself naked or having sex in the first place?

    Posted in: Microsoft joins effort to curb 'revenge porn'

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    ringman2: your posts are way too long. seriously. I would have read your comment, but I simply don't have the time. Sorry.

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    If I were a former resident of an evacuated area, I think I would have given up long ago on the notion of some day moving back. As difficult as that may be, I think the sooner you move on, the better.

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    skysurfer1000Jul. 20, 2015 - 11:26AM JST

    Had she been a little more creative and tolerant she could have gotten way more money as gifts just for going out with these desperate guys and wouldn't even need to sleep with them,

    100% agree. I think she's using the "revenge on old perverts" as an excuse. If she played her cards right, there are plenty of men who would gladly be led on only to pay for dinners, clothes, and accessories with no sex. Instead, she went for the quick pay-off.

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    gogogo: Even if there were a way to police people's thoughts, are you saying that you would support it?

    Posted in: Revised law banning child porn possession goes into effect

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    IllyasJul. 15, 2015 - 05:17PM JST

    Given identical credit ratings, and given the same loans, do white/asians/hispanics/blacks default or miss payments at the same percentage rate?

    That's exactly what you're not supposed to do. If someone has identical credit ratings, leave it at that and treat them as equals, no other questions asked.

    Ah_soJul. 15, 2015 - 09:48PM JST

    Interestingly, within the EU, under sexual discrimiation laws, insurers cannot distinguish between male and female drivers in charging for insurance, despite men having far worse accident rates than women, and previously higher premiums. This is definitely a case of political correctness overriding common sense.

    I think the EU policy you mentioned makes sense. Honestly, I think many people and government policies nowadays forget the true meaning of equality, which in my opinion is "only be selective after you have given everybody an equal chance, and a determination can be made how individuals can be categorized". If a male and female at the same age both just obtained their drivers license yesterday, shouldn't they be able to start off with the same insurance rates?

    Posted in: Honda to pay $25 mil to settle U.S. discrimination claims

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    mistie710Jul. 15, 2015 - 07:46AM JST

    @Tahoochi: You make it sound like all manga violates the law or are pornographic!

    I know it doesn't and that's not what I meant.

    smithinjapanJul. 15, 2015 - 07:20PM JST

    It's illegal -- except where it's inconvenient or causes some to complain.

    But isn't that what you and others stating that pedophilia in manga should be banned are doing too? Aren't you being convenient? Pedophilia is sick, but so is murder and rape. Drug dealing, kidnapping, and human trafficking are also very serious crimes, but why aren't those banned from TV, movies, and books? Have you ever watched a movie that depicted a person or people being murdered? Oh, you are very sick then! Right? Actually, no, because we know that it's not real. Same with child porn in manga.

    Do you believe imaginary children being abused is more serious than imaginary murder? If THAT'S not convenient, then I don't know what is.

    Posted in: Revised law banning child porn possession goes into effect

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    Beer4meJul. 15, 2015 - 05:56AM JST

    This law is a no brainer! too bad most Japanese will be violating the law, Why you ask? its called Manga.

    Oh please! If you ban manga, then ban every other book, movie, video game, and porn site that depicts violence, rape, pedophilia, or any other serious crime. With that said, I don't read manga and I definitely don't like sexually depicted children in entertainment, but if there's no victim in the creation of it, it's legal. Is it right? Definitely not.

    Posted in: Revised law banning child porn possession goes into effect

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    Cleo: Thanks for the additional info.

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    Jim McBrideJul. 14, 2015 - 09:08PM JST

    isn't there at least a modest rise in sales in the American and British markets that will help these companies?

    Of course there is. Not only the US and UK, but South America as well.

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    NovenachamaJul. 14, 2015 - 03:16AM JST

    I'm interested in the psychological reason of why we regard driving as a pleasure and I wonder what makes our experience of the surrounding landscape so different when we're in motion from when we stand still or walk.

    Maybe being inside of a car makes people feel "protected" and safe, as opposed to feeling "vulnerable" when walking outside. Thus, in a car, you can enjoy the scenery and feel safe.

    I personally just like the speed. I hardly look at the scenery while driving.

    Posted in: 2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

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    Tahoochi

    I would be asking a lot of questions before driving one of these. Some examples: How does the car know when there is an obstacle? What happens if the sensor system is not working properly? What happens if a bird flies by the front of the car? What happens in bad weather? (ie. snow storm or hail storm), Can you manually override the brakes? Steering? Accelerator? etc. etc. etc.

    Even if a machine is fully autonomous, people still need to be educated on how it works because there are so many unknown factors when driving, and in the end, the machine is not going to take responsibility if something goes wrong. That's why I agree with the auto industry's approach to "evolution" as opposed to the IT industry's approach to an abrupt changeover to fully autonomous.

    Posted in: 2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

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