WilliB's past comments

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    WilliB

    chowarui:

    " I could see myself doing this kind of thing so I have some sympathy for the guy. "

    Seriously? You send dic picture to friends??

    Afaic, this moron should get fired and get a job where he can´t embarrass his country.

    Posted in: Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand

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    WilliB

    danalawton1:

    " Legalizing same sex marriage is mainly about Rights. The right to receive the same social benefits as hetero marriages. "

    I am pretty sure lawyers can set up similar social benefits arrangements for a social union without the societal label of "marriage". But what about the rights of children? For example the right of a child to have a mom and dad, and not some politically correct assembly of people/life forms/objects, depending on how far you want to extend the "inclusiveness"?

    " polygamy is no big deal "

    I think polygamy is a big deal for the children, and you can ask people who grew up in e.g. fundamentalist Mormon polygaymous societies for their opion about that. But I completely with you that if youapprove of "same sex marriage", you musl also approve of polygamy. More so, in fact, since polygamy is much less radical concept.

    Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships

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    Strangerland:

    " First, polygamy isn't something you are born with like homosexuality. "

    I was not talking about homosexuality, I was talking about "same sex marriage". I do not think that 2 men should be recognized by society as a suitable combination for rearing children, and I do not believe that changes if they happen to be homosexual.

    " Next, if someone wants to marry multiple people, so what. If they are all consenting, why should they not be allowed to do so? "

    I rest my my case. This is exactly what I was saying too. If society recognizes "same sex" marriages, it must logically also recognize polygamy. In fact, more so. Glad we agree.

    Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships

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    WilliB

    The rampant political correctness in this issue is amazing. Do the "same sex marriage" advocates not see that by giving official recognition of combination of 2 men or 2 women as a "marriage", they are simply stepping on a slippery slope, where in the end, they have to accept everything as a "marriage"?

    For example, the logical next step must be recognize polygamy. Actually, polygamy is a vastly smaller step than "same sex" marriage. Unlike "same sex marriage", it has a long history and is practised in many cultures. All the arguments for recognition of "same sex" also apply for polygamy, plus there is the issue of multiculturalism (right now, we discriminate against polygamist cultures).

    It is only a question of time, until clever lawyers pick up on that. Harem, here we come.

    Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships

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    Lostrune:

    " Coalition airstrikes are now attacking defensive barriers around Raqa. Could be precursor to a Kurdish advance, although how would the Kurds feel about occupying lands that are historically Sunni and not Kurdish "

    Kurds are also Sunnis. I take it you wanted to say "Arab".

    Posted in: Syria army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city

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    WilliB

    " Boeing Co, which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory "

    Isn´t that called dumping? They should charge what the thing actually costs to make, and if the market does not bear that, stop producing it. Sheesh!

    Posted in: Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses

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    WilliB

    Sort of reminds me on of the Greek situation... living on loans, unable to pay them back, unwilling to declare bankruptcy, and waiting for sponsors. Only in this case, Angela Merkel will not bail them out.

    Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay

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    WilliB

    He did not know???

    Posted in: Man arrested after driving 20 kms the wrong way on Tomei Expressway

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    WilliB

    " that those who oppose the diplomatic agreement to rein in Iran’s nuclear program "

    That is a classic strawman. People oppose his disastrous deal with Iran oppose precisely because it doe does NOT "rain in" Irans nuclear program, but gives it a green light.

    Posted in: Obama denounces 'chest-beating' critics of Iran nuclear deal

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    WilliB

    It is sad to see that the Japanese government has bought into this nonsense.

    Posted in: Japan sets 26% cut in greenhouse gas emissions as target

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    Strangerland:

    " 1) Identify their ethnicity 2) Identify their religion And if they match the specified religion and are one of the specified ethnicities, they should be refused entry based on their religion and ethnicity, and irrespective of whether or not they've actually done anything wrong. I think there may be a word for determining actions against all members of a group based purely on their religions and/or ethnic background. Hmm, what is that word, it's on the tip of my tongue. "

    Yes, that is pretty much the typical PC line. The problem here is the label "religion" which sounds oh-so-harmless. But the religion we are talking about here is fundamentally a political movement with the addition of religious veneer; it is a Poliigion.

    Now replace "religion" with you "radical totalitarian ideology" in your message, and read it again.

    Posted in: Four Marines killed in Tennessee shooting rampage

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    WilliB

    Christopher Glenn:

    " Well, that goes without saying. I've never heard of a Muslim's family being otherwise "

    The offspring of a muslim male is always muslim. Period. Islamic law is extremely clear on that. The woman, however, does not matter. Muslim males can and do take non-muslim wifes (see Yassir Arafat), but the children are muslim by definition. That is one of the reasons for the huge demographic success of islam.

    Posted in: Muslims in Japan observe Ramadan

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    WilliB

    Thoroughly humiliated by Schäuble. The irony is that while this makes Germany look like the bully and Greece like the victim, both countries are losers here. It is insane Euro system which has forced this bizarre situation, precisely as predicted already by the earliest Euro critics.

    You can not possibly lock 2 economies so completely differnent as Germany and Greece in the same currency. Well, unless onless one country gets completely absorbed by the other, like what happened between East and West Germany. (Where, ironically West Germany is STILL paying transfer money to East Germany, after East German industry was wiped out by the switch to the Western Deutschmark --- that Schäuble of all people is unaware of that boggles the mind.)

    Posted in: Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet

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    WilliB

    Obama has given a green light for Irans nuclear bomb, and we will have to live with consiquences of this idiocy.

    Of course he will try to sell this capitulation it as some sort of diplomatic success, and the "liberal" media and sycophants will parrot that.

    Posted in: Obama relishes Iran deal; warns Congress not to stop it

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    WilliB

    Superlib:

    Tens of thousands of rockets fired into Israel, financed and helped by Iran, and all Ramzee says is, "Iran has not initiated a war for over 200 years."

    Maybe there are people out there who are unaware of Iran´s weapons shipments to Hamas, but it does take a determination to blank out inconvenient news.

    Posted in: Iran nuclear deal announcement planned for Monday

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    WilliB

    Illias:

    " Everybody is blaming the creditors, but aren't you all forgetting that Greece lied about the state of their economy and their ability to bear debt to begin with? "

    Cry me a river! Everybody knew that Greeks financial statements were fake, but all the politicians were so determined to pull their common currency project through that they were determined to close both eyes. Read newspaper reports from the time, and you know that that was no secret. Remember the open letter to Kohl from 64 leading German economists? They clearly warned that a currency union would automatically lead to either bankruptcy for the weaker states (with Greece as first candidate) or to open ended transfer payments from North to South. (which we are seeing now).

    The Euro politicians were ready to ignore all that, and forge ahead. To now complain about Greek cheating is really ridiculous.

    Posted in: Critics on left and right slam Greece debt 'coup'

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    WilliB

    Crazy Joe:

    " If Greece has been a dishonest borrower and insincere reformer, Germany has been a greedy and foolish lender. "

    Both Greece and Germany are victims here. Yes, the lenders are irresponsible. But do you expect German taxpayers to pay for Greek loans forever, open-ended? Seriously? In the event, exactly this situation was predicted by the Euro critics, already before the Euro introduction.

    Ramzee:

    " The Greek people should not be made to pay for this, they should instead follow the example of Iceland and put the crooks in jail. Iceland is doing relatively well. "

    Iceland kept its own currency and could therefore do this. If it had entered the Eurozone, it would be as scr**d as Greece.

    Posted in: Critics on left and right slam Greece debt 'coup'

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    WilliB

    Itsonlyrocknroll:

    " much prefer Paul Krugman over Nigel Farage, put simply the economics supposedly underpinning these bailouts just don't stack up.

    Killing the European Project....

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/killing-the-european-project/?_r=0 "

    Well, I much prefer the Euro-critic Nigel Farage to the big government fan Paul Krugman, but here Krugman is right. This is a coup, and the apparachiks in Brussels behave like the old politbureau in the USSR. Shame!

    Posted in: Critics on left and right slam Greece debt 'coup'

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    WilliB

    Looks like the fools agreed on a "deal" which is nothing more but the same failed recipe as before. They extend yet more loans in exchange for yet more promises of "austerity", none of which solves the problem. All of the fools agree that they do not want to the only thing that offers a solution, i.e. a Grexit.

    So, they are kicking the can down the road, and problem will come back again very soon, only yet more expensive.

    Meanwhile, in Finland the Eurosceptics have a majority, the countries economist have just published an open letter asking the politicians to stop the madness and exit the Euro, and the electorate is solidly against more bailout funds poured down the black hole.

    It starts to look as if the first exit might be a Finnish one; of course once one country shows the way, others will follow.

    Posted in: Greece closer to desperately needed deal with creditors

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    WilliB

    " After the suicide, Muramatsu’s homeroom teacher revealed that he had written in a journal that he was repeatedly being bullied. The boy wrote that he had been kicked and choked. He also wrote: “I’ve decided upon the place I will die.” However, the woman teacher apparently told no one else at the school and has been on sick leave since the suicide. "

    Wow, I am no friend of US style hysteric litigation, but in this case the dad is absolutely right. Throw the book at her! This is so clear-cut, it is outrageous the teacher did nothing.

    Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint

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