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TorafusuTorasanSep. 09, 2014 - 08:42AM JST
A pair of white track pants? Any takers?
Posted in: Nishikori's U.S. Open tour de force lands marketing windfalls for lucky few
TorafusuTorasanSep. 09, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
@gokai, the official story on Cilic's ban was that the illegal substance was in a glucose pill his mother gave him, so most likely an accident.
Posted in: Cilic crushes Nishikori to win U.S. Open title
TorafusuTorasanSep. 06, 2014 - 02:35PM JST
@Zichi, well said about the legacy of racial oppression, though you don't have to go back to the 1800s. Even in 1960s Mississippi there were entire counties without any black people registered to vote, law enforcement working to keep a single black student from integrating the state's largest public university, and so on. That is all first hand history for a lot of older people still alive today.
Posted in: U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police
TorafusuTorasanSep. 06, 2014 - 02:27PM JST
Nishikawa and Djokovic are both sponsored by Uniqlo. I bet if you took a survey of Uniqlo employees that the majority are pulling for the "slim-shouldered" underdog. Go Kei!
Posted in: Nishikori carrying weight of history at U.S. Open
TorafusuTorasanAug. 30, 2014 - 02:25PM JST
"the WH thinks it's not an eminent threat?? WTF are these people smoking??"
Mmmm, Bass, maybe you should stick to your music. Politics is giving you some pain in the brain, no? Case in point:
Eminent, adj. Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field.
an eminent historian.
Outstanding or remarkable.
handled the situation with eminent skill.
Were you thinking of some other word? The correct term is nearly a homonym to the word you typed. And no, homonym not an insult, before you get all worked up about nothing.
Posted in: Pentagon says Iraq operations costing $7.5 mil a day
TorafusuTorasanAug. 25, 2014 - 11:00PM JST
@sense, Hamas knows that nobody besides African despots has ever been tried by the ICC?
Posted in: Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive
TorafusuTorasanAug. 22, 2014 - 01:11PM JST
This article was pretty clear except for the part about halting imports of "Georgian wide" months before the war in 2008.
My overactive imagination corrected that as:
wide mouth bass
hides (animal skins)
Posted in: Russia targets McDonald's in expanding East-West trade war
TorafusuTorasanAug. 21, 2014 - 07:04PM JST
@Samwatters, some departments like Albuquerque Police Department have used lapel cameras, but the sight of a large team of public employees using a mix of department-issued and private weapons to shoot and kill a lone homeless and mentally ill man about half a year ago in that city resulted in such an outcry from the public--regular protests and a near citizens arrest of the police chief of New Mexico state's largest city--that mysteriously lapel video was no longer made public for more recent shootings.
Considering that Albuquerque in recent years has had to make multi-million dollar payouts to the families of many of the police shooting victims who sue the city, I'd imagine that much smaller and poorer Ferguson is in trouble because of their poor record of wrongfully detaining and beating individuals simply because some part of their name matched an arrest warrant. Will the funding/insurance/staffing for a Ferguson police force even exist by next year?
Posted in: Holder says he understands mistrust of police, pledges top investigators for Ferguson
TorafusuTorasanAug. 21, 2014 - 04:40PM JST
Reckless: "I think the police should have the same right of self defense as any civilian."
The problem with this is that they are not regular civilians, but instead are empowered by taxpayers to use force in ways off limits to civilians. Shooting at moving vehicles, performing rough physical arrests, etc. But abusing this license, such as the current case of the Rio Arriba, New Mexico, sheriff who acted like a street fighter when he was off duty, or the numerous police who were sentenced for the post-Katrina shootings, should be enough to end employment and special privileges from prosecution, which seems to be the tenor of the Ferguson protests. Maybe the scope of the weaponry such as second hand military gear and use of deadly force without legal consequences should be toned down to civilian levels, not boosted up to quasi-military levels. Civilians can use close range pepper spray, but can't indiscriminately tear gas an entire block for example.
Posted in: There is never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects
TorafusuTorasanAug. 14, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
Those percentages are off considering part of the article's premise in the lede is that the Silicon Valley boom excludes Hispanics, whose tech employment is in the low single digits, despite being close to the majority in California. So you would have to unpack what you (or wikipedia) mean by white. Unless you think everyone from East L.A. up to the Bay goes around saying "odelay white man" to each other, you're missing something with those stats.
Posted in: Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men
TorafusuTorasanJul. 22, 2014 - 03:12PM JST
The next time Perry runs for president, can he please hire an aide in charge of helping drill him on which government agencies he wants to shut down. Otherwise, he is going to say something stupid like "Close the CDC, FDIC, and...um...the VA?"
Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border
TorafusuTorasanJun. 11, 2014 - 05:52PM JST
@Texas A&M Aggie, must be flying a big old Confederate flag. Texans still approve secession (oops, spell check: sedition) at about 25%, all you need to know right there. But you see deep down they are tolerant liberals with a Canadian-Cuban senator who may still have dual citizenship (he's only talked about paring it down to one).
So why worry about other states' problems. All y'all know about that horrific clock tower massacre at the University of Texas main campus many years ago, right? Give us the rundown on the shooter's political affiliation. (I honestly don't know.) And throw in your two cents telling us how you really feel about the shooting of JFK in your lovely state.
Posted in: Obama urges national soul searching over gun violence
TorafusuTorasanJun. 11, 2014 - 03:14PM JST
I hope her cavaquinho player is up to the task. Brazilian music fans will not accept his usual laziness on those tough sixteenth notes like the Americans do.
But seriously, the samba drum-based group they listed, Olodum, is the one to watch. Any of their songs would rock more than anything in the J Lo catalog.
Posted in: Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all
TorafusuTorasanJun. 11, 2014 - 03:03PM JST
Some joker could put out a memoir:
Obliberating Iraq, Putting Food on the Family, and Backbreaking Brush Clearing with Bush
Posted in: U.S. condemns militant takeover of Iraq's second biggest city
TorafusuTorasanJun. 11, 2014 - 02:56PM JST
Especially the children escorting, er, guiding the poor blind soccer players who can't find their way onto the pitch alone.
Posted in: Police to restrict pedestrian access to Shibuya crossing for Japan's World Cup opener
TorafusuTorasanJun. 10, 2014 - 01:03PM JST
"How could a guy like this get guns?"
Well, the female half of this Batman-cosplay dipshit duo could have procured the guns. When someone buys a gun, they don't ask who you're shacking up with. It seems like she killed the majority of the people by the time she got around to shooting her man and herself.
Posted in: Vegas cop killers 'saw police as oppressors'
TorafusuTorasanJun. 09, 2014 - 08:12PM JST
@tmarie, how and why is the president responsible? Does he make anti-cop music videos in his free time that would have influenced these dimwits? Place some blame where it belongs, not on a positive election message from years past.
Posted in: 2 police officers among 5 dead in Las Vegas shooting
TorafusuTorasanJun. 09, 2014 - 03:41PM JST
There were some red flags regarding this insane couple. They had been to the Bundy encampment, and at least one of their neighbors said they were planning to kill police. They made the political gesture of draping the unofficial TEA Party flag, Don't Tread on Me, over the deceased officers. Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
TorafusuTorasanJun. 07, 2014 - 04:45PM JST
John, roughly a fifth of the population is severely (5%) or mildly (15%) mentally incapacitated. That's 60 million people. What do you propose? Force feeding medication?
Posted in: Students helped stop gunman at Seattle university
TorafusuTorasanJun. 05, 2014 - 07:45PM JST
@USN, that is only about a 5 out of 10 on the rhetorical harshness scale. Check out what Kevin Tillman wrote in disgust about the war and his brother/ fellow soldier's fate. Shortly after this letter and one day after the late Pat Tillman's birthday, Barrack Obama was elected president. Don't underestimate the support these kinds of sentiments hold with voters. Idaho is big on anti-authoritarian militia after all.
"Somehow our elected leaders were subverting international law and humanity by setting up secret prisons around the world, secretly kidnapping people, secretly holding them indefinitely, secretly not charging them with anything, secretly torturing them. Somehow that overt policy of torture became the fault of a few “bad apples” in the military.
Somehow back at home, support for the soldiers meant having a five-year-old kindergartener scribble a picture with crayons and send it overseas, or slapping stickers on cars, or lobbying Congress for an extra pad in a helmet. It’s interesting that a soldier on his third or fourth tour should care about a drawing from a five-year-old; or a faded sticker on a car as his friends die around him; or an extra pad in a helmet, as if it will protect him when an IED throws his vehicle 50 feet into the air as his body comes apart and his skin melts to the seat.
Somehow the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes.
Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground.
Somehow those afraid to fight an illegal invasion decades ago are allowed to send soldiers to die for an illegal invasion they started.
Somehow faking character, virtue and strength is tolerated.
Somehow profiting from tragedy and horror is tolerated.
Somehow the death of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people is tolerated.
Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.
Somehow suspension of Habeas Corpus is supposed to keep this country safe.
Somehow torture is tolerated.
Somehow lying is tolerated.
Somehow reason is being discarded for faith, dogma, and nonsense.
Somehow American leadership managed to create a more dangerous world.
Somehow a narrative is more important than reality.
Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.
Somehow the most reasonable, trusted and respected country in the world has become one of the most irrational, belligerent, feared, and distrusted countries in the world.
Somehow being politically informed, diligent, and skeptical has been replaced by apathy through active ignorance.
Somehow the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country.
Somehow this is tolerated.
Somehow nobody is accountable for this.
In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity. Most likely, they will come to know that “somehow” was nurtured by fear, insecurity and indifference, leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged parasites.
Luckily this country is still a democracy. People still have a voice. People still can take action. It can start after Pat’s birthday."
Shortly after this letter and a day after the late Pat Tillman's birthday, Barrack Obama was elected president. Don't underestimate the support these kinds of sentiments hold with voters. Idaho is big on anti-authoritarian militia.
Posted in: Bergdahl's U.S. hometown cancels celebration amid furor
Sep. 17, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
These notices are demanding compensation to the tune of 8,232,400 yen from the fans according to…
Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans
Sep. 17, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
I'm sure they should hire Wesley Snipes and get him to eat one.
Posted in: Black burgers
Sep. 17, 2014 - 08:23AM JST
(Note to JT: When you select a phrase, paste it, and click on quote, nothing happens,…
Posted in: Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq
Sep. 17, 2014 - 08:22AM JST
New Zealand’s draft resolution, supported by European nations, Australia and the United States, among others, recalls…
Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting