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    WilliB

    FAHA604:

    No "hate" on my side. I find these endless drives to add this that, and that over there too to that endlessly growing list as annoying in other countries as in Japan. In case you missed it, this article was about washi paper and Japan though.

    Posted in: Washi paper added to list of UNESCO intangible heritage items

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    WilliB

    This endlessly world heritage list is getting ridiculous... like Chinese water torture. Why not just call all of Japan a world heritage item and get done with it?

    Posted in: Washi paper added to list of UNESCO intangible heritage items

  • 0

    WilliB

    Scrote:

    So, no rap music artists and islamic shariah preachers any more? Just to name a few candidates for your new criterion.

    Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

  • 0

    WilliB

    lubracasi, strangerland:

    It IS a free speech issue, since his audience is domestic. You are advocating there that the government should decide what the citizens of the country are allowed to hear and what not. Seriously? By the same token, should Japan refuse visas to whaling critics or historians with unpleasant opinions?

    Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

  • 5

    WilliB

    Good luck with that "proof"! I certainly want to see that.

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

  • -5

    WilliB

    I am not sure that that is a good idea. Subway stations are crowded as they are... the last thing I need there are people sitting around with their laptops. Nothing wrong with free WiFi spots, but why in the subway??

    Posted in: 143 Tokyo subway stations to have free Wi-Fi beginning in December

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    WilliB

    So bizarre. I don´t even know what that means. 4 months olds are so fragile, I was always to break them just by holding them. Beating a 4 month old?? How? That would be murder.

    Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 4-month-old daughter

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    WilliB

    The Iranian mullahs are gloating:

    “Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might, and this is obvious in their behavior in the region and in the negotiations, and the enemies’ reservations vis-a-vis Iran are completely felt,” (Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC))

    and why shouldn´t they? The Americans caved on all fronts, and the Islamic Republic is in the drivers seat.

    Posted in: Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

  • -1

    WilliB

    I doubt there is any rational argument that would convince the protesters to accept the decision. All that matters for them is that the cop is white and the dead guy is black. Anything else seems irrelevant. It is think that is 100% based on race.... scary.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

  • -2

    WilliB

    globalwatcher:

    " In Economic Theory, the wage increase is seen as giving you a bigger pizza slice. It is based on Demand Economic Principals. More money in the Individual Sector will stimulate the Private Sector. . "

    That would be the economic Vodooh theory? Look, if governments could simply create economic growth by mandating spending, they´d all do that. Nothing easier than that!

    Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending

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    WilliB

    Serrano,

    sadly you are mistaken. The Islamic State has a solid base and will be with us for quite some time. And the idiotic US policy of continuing to arm and train Sunni rebels against Assad only helps it getting stronger. (NB: yes, I know they are "vetted".... whatever that is supposed to mean)

    Posted in: Islamic State fighters battle Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery

  • -1

    WilliB

    I think the guy is an absolute moron, but banning him for the "crime" of moronic speech is worse. This is a horrible precedent. Free speech includes offensive speech, otherwise it is not free. I wonder what these petition signers are thinking. From my perspective, they are worse than the loser who pay money to listen to Blancs "seminars".

    Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

  • 1

    WilliB

    Gogogo:

    Exactly. If RDS re-invented themselves as a religion, they would be OK. How ironic.

    Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

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    WilliB

    yabits:

    " The white community can't hold up example after example of whites being shot at a whim -- just like this Taylor shooting. "

    I don´t know if there is a "white community", but anyway. I simply pointed out the obvious difference in the media and reaction... very similar situation, only with skin color reversed. If that is not definition of racism, I don´t know what is.

    And if there are fewer black cops shooting whites than white cops shooting blacks, isn´t that simply a statistical reflection of the fact that there are fewer black cops? Besides, if "examples" are never reported in the first place, how would we know about them? You yourself did not know about the case, I only knew it because I noticed it by chance in a small article. There was certainly no big media splash about it, it was all but buried.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

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    WilliB

    Yabits:

    " I've seen the bodycam video of the Taylor shooting and it's another over-reaction by a cowardly cop who murdered an unarmed young man. "

    OK. Maybe. I take your word for it. However, where the mobs burning down the town? Where was the pre-judgement of the case? Where was the media brouhaha? Where were Obama, Holder, and the activists? Notably by their absence, no? That is the difference that I notice as an outsider.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

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    WilliB

    Strangerland:

    " Brown stopped and turned around, and Wilson shot him. And everyone agrees that Brown was unarmed. "

    It is interesting how a little choice of words can completely change the meaning of a statement. What you call "turned around", a witness descrbes as "charged Wilson with his dead down, like a football player". Which apparenty matches the forensic analysis.

    I was not there and neither was you, but I tend to give the legal process more credit that website commentators and street mobs.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

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    WilliB

    serendip:

    " Makes me wonder if a black police officer has ever actually shot a white person in the US (let alone an unarmed one). "

    As it happens, just recently. Google for Dillon Taylor in Utah. But don´t expect Jesse Jackson or the Potus to pay any attention to that. Or the mass media, for that matter.

    Posted in: Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

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    WilliB

    Shanique Smith:

    " There is no justice for Blacks in the US. Even if the police had just walked up to the youth and shot him in the head in full view of a thousand onlookers he would still have been acquitted. "

    That is quite a grand statement. Have you reviewed all court cases to arrive at that? And regarding the current case, have you seen the same evidence that jury has seen? Or did you just form a judgment based on some newspaper reports?

    Afaic, I was not there so I have no special information. But I would definitely give more weight to a considered grand jury judgement than to mob rule. As for the mob "decision", did that include any other factors than the race of the parties involved? I.e. would a white cop have ANY chance to be declared innocent by the mob? You tell us.

    Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting

  • -2

    WilliB

    So, let the rioting begin! They have been waiting for that for a long time.

    Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting

  • -1

    WilliB

    European countries like France and Germany have been paying routinely.... it has developed almost into system of systematic islamic taxation (jihza).

    What is also not mentioned is that while we speak, Europe and the US are SUPPORTING the ISIS state by sending massive amounts of "humanitarian aid" into the ISIS territory. The ISIS rules accept the materials without so much as a thank you plus charge a heavy tax for every truckload, which is to be paid in cash. Thus, we not supply ISIS with medical material but pay for that effort on top.

    The pure insanity of this is astonishing. It is as if the West has a suicide wish.

    Posted in: U.N.: Islamic State group got up to $45 mil in ransoms this year

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