WilliB's past comments

  • 0

    WilliB

    "sexpert".... first time I heard that expression, but in this case it is spot on.

    Posted in: Actress/sexpert Aya Sugimoto founds organization for animal welfare

  • 0

    WilliB

    There is no "war raging". The article is totally misleading. If Israel declared "war" on Gaza, it would be over in 5 minutes. There is ongoing conflict where Hamas shoots rockets at Israel and then hides behind the civilian population, while Israel tries to take out the rocket arsenals plus the terror tunnel entrances (so far they have found several dozens, all hidden in private residences and hospitals).

    Incidentally, the Egyptian government is also searching for and destroying Hamas weapons smuggling tunnels at their Gaza border. Just last week, they blew up another 13 of those. But the article never claims there is a "war raging" with Egypt.

    Posted in: Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

  • 4

    WilliB

    I don´t get all the cynicism here. Distributing iodine pills as precautionary measure is standard procedure in other countries. E.g. in Switzerland, everybody who moves to an area near a nuclear power station gets this, together with an explanatory leaflet. So from that, some posters here conclude that "Switzerland is not mature enough to have nuclear power"`? It is just a safety measure, just like ships have life vests. Jeesus.

    Posted in: Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets

  • -2

    WilliB

    zichi:

    You have to read explanation of article 2, clause 2 of the Charter, which was incorporated into the treaty to find. It is there, but hidden in plain sight --- on purpose, apparently, but you can speculate about the background as you wish.

    I was only pointing out that that your statement is incorrect. The death penalty has been re-introduced in the EU via the the EU constitution; while it is not practised at the moment, the EU can revive at any time it wishes.

    And you can splitting hairs about the meaning of "union" and country all day long.... the more power individual countries cede to the EU, the more this supra-national body turns into a "country"; which is of course what the EU politicians want. The USSR, for that matter, also was only a "union"....

    Posted in: If a country has to have the death penalty, what is the most humane way of carrying it out?

  • 1

    WilliB

    Fizzbit:

    " Well, Bibi admitted recently that Hamas hasn't fired any rockets since 2012. "

    What? Where did you get that from? "Bibi" can not "admit" admit anything like that, because it is complete nonsense. Every single Israeli intervention in Gaza has been as a very belated response to massive rocket attacks from Gaza. In this latest case, Hamas had actually been shooting rockets into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

    I am still waiting for your suggestion of what exactly Israel should do about the Hamas rockets. Nothing? Just sit still and let its population live under constant rocket attacks? Really?

    Posted in: Hamas asks for new truce as Israel resumes Gaza assault

  • 8

    WilliB

    Burningbush:

    " She's only 15 and she may be innocent, don't print her name. "

    Innocent?? She already said she did it. Insane, perhaps, but not innocent.

    Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Sasebo

  • -1

    WilliB

    zichi:

    " Out of the developed countries only America and Japan have the death penalty "

    That is not correct. All signatories of the EU constitution (the Lisbon treaty) have it. The individual countries do not have it in their laws, but it has been introduced by the back door viat EU constitution. Read it. (Admittedly, hardly anybody knows it... but it is there, for "crimes against the state", meaning crimes against the EU superstate).

    Posted in: If a country has to have the death penalty, what is the most humane way of carrying it out?

  • -1

    WilliB

    Firing squad. That is what weapons are for. I always found the notion of using medical doctors to carry out executions obscene. What about their oath? Doctors and executioners are completely different occupations.

    Posted in: If a country has to have the death penalty, what is the most humane way of carrying it out?

  • 0

    WilliB

    The whole article is speculation. They found some correlation, but have not proved causation in any way. The whole thing looks like someone grasping for straws, trying to "prove" a pre-conceived idea. Very much the way conspiracy theorists work.

    Posted in: Fukushima monkeys show possible effects of radiation, study says

  • -1

    WilliB

    I think the re-naming is stupid, because every single drug that affects the brain is "dangerous" when combined with a vehicle. E.g. I take antihistamin pills when I have hayfeber. It is a normal over-the-counter drug, but it makes me drowsy so of course I don´t drive in that situation. Does that mean that antihistamins are now "dangerous drugs"? Silly!

    Just make sure that everybody understand that driving under the influence of anything is not accepted, period.

    Posted in: I hope the new term will catch on and raise awareness of the extreme danger of the drugs.

  • 1

    WilliB

    No aircraft is completely safe. This just sounds like political posturing.

    Posted in: Local people are wondering why Saga Airport is being picked and whether the Osprey is really a safe aircraft.

  • -2

    WilliB

    Hate-speech is certainly wrong, but the idea of having the UN administer it is even worse. Japan should tell those people to take a hike.

    Posted in: Japan should prohibit all propaganda advocating racial superiority or hatred that incites to discrimination, hostility or violence as well as demonstrations intended to disseminate such propaganda.

  • 0

    WilliB

    John Galt:

    " Any physical description of the thugs? "

    My impression of the US media standard is that if the perps were white, it would have been mentioned immediately. Not that I follow every single crime story, but that seems to be the consistent pattern. Not?

    Posted in: Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 kids in Philadelphia

  • 3

    WilliB

    That Hamas agrees to the ceasefire simply means they are running short of rockets, and still undiscovered tunnels. Easy predition: In a days, someone will "broker" a permanent ceasefire, which Hamas will use to re-arm and re-attack the Israeli population within a month or so.

    Posted in: Gaza toll mounts as fragile 12-hour truce takes hold

  • 0

    WilliB

    Good job by the girl to scream, run, and inform the teachers.

    Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba

  • -4

    WilliB

    I am confident the hit on the school was not intentional. The last thing Israel wants is more bad press. However, a question that nobody seems to address, is why does Hamas get away with using the UNRWA schools as weapons storages, without anybody making an issue of it? A school that functions as a rocket storage site, is that still strictly a school?

    Christopher Gunnes, UNRWA PR director, writes: “UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations”. Well, fine. So he condemns. But they still passed the weapons so Hamas, which in turn fired them on Israel. So what is Israel to do?? Sit still and take the rocket fire, since Hamas hides their weapons caches in UN schools?

    None of the Hamas defenders here addresses that.

    Posted in: 15 dead as Israeli shell hits U.N. school sheltering Gazans

  • -5

    WilliB

    CrazyJoe:

    " It's time this comfort women issue is nipped in the bud. "

    But it will NEVER be nipped in the bud, because Korea and China need the issue for political purposes. No matter what Japan does, they will keep demanding more. Count on it.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

  • 0

    WilliB

    Does the article say how many of those who "signed up" have actually paid into the scheme? I think the old motto holds: Never trust a statistic that you did not fake yourself...

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

  • -2

    WilliB

    Wow, what a week for air travel! Malaysia Air, then Taiwan, then this.... in the event, in this case, considering the area, I strongly suspect that the Mali jihadis got their hands on missiles plundered from Gaddafis arsenal (which since then have been flooding to militants all over the region).

    Posted in: Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

  • 1

    WilliB

    He took himself off the street to get arrested. I wish all DUI drivers would do that!

    Posted in: Man rams car into police station in Kitakyushu

View all