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    smithinjapan - Not at all. It's only a few old codgers who profit from government subsidies and don't want to give those up who claim it's only a 'small percentage' of people who are against it. Even the majority of Japanese don't consume whale meat, making even the Japanese whaler's real motivation for killing whales even more pathetic.

    There are 7 billion people on planet Earth and the vast majority of them do not care about whales, or whaling. Only a very tiny minority of animal-rights activists incorrectly claim that they speak for "everyone in the world".

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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    LFRAgain - Seriously? You can't find a legitimate argument for shooting a fleeing man in the back, so you attack his choice of car purchase? A 1991 Mercedes goes for anywhere between US$1500 and $6000, not exactly a champagne wishes/caviar dreams sort of bank-breaker, child support payments in arrears or not. .

    It's offensive that you would so blatantly try to justify Scott's murder by calling into question child support delinquency and questionable money management skills, as if either or both were perfectly acceptable reasons to be shot in the back by a police officer.

    Seriously, I have not justified, or attempted to justify, Slager's shooting of Scott. I believe Slager will be charged with manslaughter, and will be found guilty. You must have mistaken me for someone else.

    I still find it interesting that Scott would buy a Mercedes while Scott still owed a total of $18,104 in back child-support.

    Your personal attack against me is both unwarranted, and unwelcome.

    Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

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    Strangerland - That's speculation. You don't know if Slager was attempting to detain Scott, and you don't know if Scott was resisting arrest, because contrary to your earlier claims, this cannot be seen in the video.

    And for the sake of argument, even if a suspect runs away, that is NOT attacking a police officer, no matter which way you want to try to cut it.

    Link please. That hasn't made any other news I've seen.

    Slager pursued Scott, and eventually fired a Taser at him. Of course he was trying to detain Scott. Running away is not the same as attacking a police officer in order to resist arrest. I see a black object sliding along the ground, behind and away from Slager. In the direction of screen-right.

    The woman's name is Gwen Nicols. CNN says they had an exclusive interview with her. She claims that Slager and Scott were having a "tussle".

    Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

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    smithinjapan - So, you're argument, as is Japan's, is that it's necessary to kill a bunch of whales to estimate how many you could kill? Is it really, and I mean deep down inside, TRULY a wonder to you why everyone in the world says there is no logic and no science in the Japan hunt?

    Unless you can provide proof, it's not "everyone in the world". It's only a small percentage of highly vocal animal-rights activists who claim that they speak for "everyone in the world".

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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    Stangerland - That's the same video I've seen, but where does it show this:

    The eyewitness video shows Scott then attacked Slager (a felony) and disarmed Slager by knocking the Taser out of Slager's hands (another felony).

    I don't see Scott attacking Slager, or Scott knocking the taser out of Slager's hands.

    Slager would have been attempting to detain Scott. Scott was resisting arrest. That's an attack on an officer performing his job/duty.

    CNN interviewed a 2nd eyewitness, a woman (who's name escapes me), who stated that she saw Scott and Slager fighting.

    I suppose it's possible that Slager threw his Taser behind himself, with enough force that it slid some 8 to 12 feet, but I doubt it.

    I find it interesting that Scott owed more than $18,000 in back child support but he was shopping for/buying/had purchased a Mercedes Benz???? What's wrong with a Honda, or a Toyota? Those would have been cheaper, and the money saved could have gone to Scott's children.

    Scott owed a total of $18,104 in back child-support, the documents obtained by NBC News show. His last payment was on July 20, 2012, according to the paperwork. The bench warrant for his arrest had been active since a January 16, 2013, court hearing. At that time, Scott had owed $7,836 but the amount had increased to more than $18,000 at the time of his death.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/walter-scott-shooting/walter-scott-shooting-warrant-over-child-support-court-records-show-n339151

    Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

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    Strangerland - Not in the video I saw. Are you just making that up? Or have you seen some other video the rest of us didn't?

    I have no idea what you have, or haven't, seen. I'm not sure if JT forum rules allow the posting of a video depicting the death of a human being. Therefore, I'm not going to post it. On YouTube, there is an AP raw video capture of SC officer shooting available if anyone wishes to view it.

    The video taken by eyewitness Feidin Santana starts with blurry trees, moves left to show a large tree trunk on the left side of the screen, and settles on Scott and Slager. Scott (green shirt) is bent over at the waist with his right arm extended. Officer Slager is shown leaning forward, and his left hand appears to be holding Scott's right hand.

    Next, Scott breaks free of Slager, turns to his left, and begins to run. At the same time, Slager is reaching for his firearm with his right hand. You can see a black object behind Slager, sliding towards screen-right, along the ground.

    As Scott disappears behind the tree, and Slager's arms are fully extended, pistol in hand, you can see the Taser wire(s) coming from Scott's direction draped up and over Slager's elbow. The black object behind Slager has stopped moving.

    As Scott reappears from behind the tree, Slager begins firing.

    At no time on the video does Scott put his hands in the air, or over his head.

    The police cam video of the original stop can be found on YouTube at - Raw: S.C. Dash Cam Video Shows Chase

    Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

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    The police vehicle camera shows Scott fleeing a traffic stop (a misdemeanor). Why did Scott chose to flee? Maybe the passenger in Scott's car can explain it? Everyone else can only guess.

    Officer Slager pursued Scott, and eventually fired his non-lethal Taser at Scott. The Taser seems to have been ineffective. The eyewitness video shows Scott then attacked Slager (a felony) and disarmed Slager by knocking the Taser out of Slager's hands (another felony). Scott began running away, again, prompting Slager to fired 8 potentially lethal pistol rounds at Scott. Reports vary as to whether Scott was struck 4 or 5 times, but the wounds proved fatal. The official autopsy has not been released.

    Slager assumed a shooting position similar to the one he would have been trained to do. There was nothing special about Slager's shooting stance, in spite of what some media outlet's have reported.

    Slager was not facing imminent danger when he fired. But he was trying to detain a fleeing felon. I don't know how South Carolina law treats that fact. I suspect Slager will be facing manslaughter charges.

    Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

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    paulinusa - Did you know that guns being bought at this NRA convention are inoperable? The firing pins have been removed and the buyers must later pass a background check..

    Where, or from whom, did you get this information? It's a convention, not a gun show.

    Why would anyone carry a gun without a firing pin? Especially if everyone, including you, know that none of the firearms have firing pins. That story makes no sense.

    And what do you mean that "buyers" must "later" pass a background check? Firearms buyers have to pass a federal check "before" they can buy firearms. That part of the story makes no sense, either.

    Posted in: NRA leaders warn members of looming gun-control efforts

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    The two ships did not face any attacks by anti-whaling activists during their three-months voyage, the daily added.

    It's about time that the anti-whaling activists finally obeyed the court ruling that ordered them to stay away from the whalers.

    Posted in: Whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch

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    These fanatical, radical, Islamists do not care who they murder. They are interested in making money thru acts of terrorism. It's unfortunate that these two hostages have fallen into the hands of bloodthirsty murderers but paying ransom will allow these kidnappers to kidnap even more hostages in the future.

    Posted in: Abe cuts short Middle East trip to deal with hostage crisis

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    Kent Mcgraw - Most people and most cyber security experts believe it was an inside job and not North Korea. I do not think North Korea has the technology for a successful cyber attack.

    I wonder who these "most people" and "cyber security experts" are that suggested it was an inside job? Maybe they are being paid by N. Korea to drag red herrings across the electronic trail leading to N. Korea? Have they supported N. Korean "claims" in the past?

    Posted in: N Korea wants U.S. evidence of its role in Sony hacking

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    In a new plan submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and its Scientific Committee, Tokyo set an annual target of 333 minke whales for future hunts, down from some 900 under the previous program.

    It also defined the research period as 12 years from fiscal 2015 in response to the court's criticism of the program's open-ended nature.

    It looks like Japan is abiding by the rules of the IWC and the international court.

    Posted in: Whaling ships set out for Antarctic

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    tim can - He died as a result of the choke hold, not to mention the cops finding giving CPR to be beneath them. No need to split hairs. Or are you going to contend that he died as a result of the ambulance ride?

    Are you making up your own scenario? Garner was not choked to death and you DO NOT give CPR to someone who has a pulse and is breathing. Repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe", indicates that Garner could breathe or he would not have been able to talk. Garner was alive when medics placed him on the stretcher in order to transport him to the ambulance.

    tim can - I made up no scenarios. I expressed doubt as to the "official" explanation and asked some questions.

    This case is not a White cop wanting to gun down a Black youth, but a case of a foolish boy pointing a gun at a cop, and paying the ultimate price for his stupidity. I can't rally behind that.

    There are lots of questions to be answered before deciding not to rally. This case is definitely different, but its not cut and dried just yet.

    The protesters in Berkeley, MO began "rallying" within hours of when the officer had to defend himself. The protestors began throwing rocks and bottles at the police officers and it doesn't appear that they care what the facts might be. They object to police officers arresting criminals and to police officers defending themselves.

    Posted in: Anger after latest police killing of black teen in St Louis

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    Roman Polanski is a pedophile. He drugged and raped a 13 year old girl. While Switzerland and Poland may not find Polanski's behavior disgusting or illegal, it's apparent that the U.S. does. Polanski has the choice to return to the U.S. and serve his time in prison. Polanski's 13 year old victim did not have any choice.

    Posted in: Calif court denies Polanski's motion to dismiss 1977 sex case

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    But with President Obama among others criticizing the decision, Sony officials changed their minds. “The Interview” became available on a variety of digital platforms Wednesday afternoon, including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft’s Xbox Video and a separate Sony website. Meanwhile, Sony and independent theaters agreed to release it in over 300 venues on Christmas.

    Obama had nothing to do with the decision to produce, distribute, or show the movie. He had nothing to do with the decisions to eventually release the movie on the internet or in a few selected theaters.

    While I'm in favor of this movie being released to the public as a matter of free speech, I'm not in favor of the subject matter of the movie. Who in their right mind would think that a movie about the assignation of a sitting leader of a sovereign nation would be a great idea for a comedy? Did these Hollyweird genius's actually think that no one would feel insulted? Do they believe that they can yell FIRE in a crowded theater?

    Posted in: Hundreds of U.S. theaters begin screening 'The Interview'

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    Brinsley approached a squad car from behind and fired four shots Saturday afternoon, fatally wounding officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, before running into a subway station and ultimately killing himself.

    Hours earlier, Brinsley had shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs," and references to the police-involved deaths of Garner and Brown that have sparked racially charged protests across the U.S.

    Someone had to stir up Brinsley before he decided to drive all the way to NYC to murder police officers. I'll suggest that it was the race-baiting Sharpton and news outlets such as MSNBC and CNN who repeatedly distorted facts of both the Brown and Garner incidents.

    Posted in: NYPD says cop killer told passers-by to watch

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    Mr. Noidall - Furthermore, maybe he wouldn't have died if the racist cops and paramedics would've performed cpr on him when it was clear that he was unresponsive. But no, they just fumbled through his pockets. Look at the video again. Gardner was murdered.

    FYI - You do NOT perform CPR on anyone who has a pulse and/or still breathing. Garner had a pulse and was still breathing.

    I've seen the videos. Garner wouldn't have died if Garner hadn't made the very bad choice to resist a lawful arrest. Maybe Garner should just have put his hands up? He certainly would have lived longer.

    Posted in: Two New York policemen shot dead

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    Garner, an unarmed father of six, died after police held him in a chokehold while he was being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes in New York in July.

    Eric Garner did not die from strangulation, in spite of what you hear from the race-baiters and news outlets. According to the medical report, Garner died from cardiac arrest (a heart attack) during the ambulance ride to the hospital and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 350lb Eric Garner had a history of asthma, diabetes, and obesity. Given his poor health, it's surprising that Garner would make the choice to resist a lawful arrest.

    Mislead by the misinformation constantly being fed the public, some psychopath from Baltimore, MD shoots his GF, and then drives 180 miles to NYC in order to murder the first two policemen he could. Brinsley then committed suicide. As far as I'm concerned, Brinsley should have ended his own life in Baltimore, before he chose to shoot his GF.

    Posted in: Two New York policemen shot dead

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    On Friday, President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the movie's withdrawal.

    "I wish they had spoken to me first. ... We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship," Obama said at a year-end news conference, speaking of executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    After all of the hard decisions had already been made, Obama leads from behind by telling SONY they made the wrong choice without consulting him. Then he goes to Hawaii for a little holiday golf. Can you drive a golf ball from Hawaii to North Korea?

    Posted in: N Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. over Sony hacking

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    The 9th Circuit ruled that the transfer of assets and control of the Sea Shepherd to Australia and other countries didn't change its 2012 order to the group to cease its dangerous activities.

    Contrary to the commissioner's conclusions, the 9th Circuit said Watson and the Sea Shepherd's U.S. affiliate could be found liable for aiding and abetting the organization's foreign offices to violate the court's injunction.

    "Sea Shepherd U.S. is liable because it intentionally furnished cash payments, and a vessel and equipment worth millions of dollars, to individuals and entities it knew would likely violate the injunction," Judge Milan Smith wrote for the unanimous panel.

    The court ruled that the eco-terrorist SS can be held liable and that means the eco-terrorist SS can be made to pay fines and penalties for their repeated acts of violence. Hopefully, the eco-terrorist SS will also lose their non-taxable charity status. That will crush their ability to raise funds in the U.S..

    This ruling will also provide incentive for other countries, such as Australia and the Netherlands, to restrict eco-terrorist SS financial support, and possibly remove all eco-terrorist SS garbage scows from the few national registries that still permit these violent thugs to leave and enter ports.

    Posted in: Anti-whaling activists found in contempt of court in U.S.

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