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    bass4funk

    The most important rule, enshrined in Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, is that prisoners of war (POWs) must be treated humanely.

    In addition, I want the world to know that a torture is not an American value, and it will never be allowed in USA.

    They are terrorists, they have NO country, No insignia, NO state anthem made of a foreign fighters and coerced interrogation is not torture, You water board someone, 20 min. later, they might be shaken, but smoking a cigarette later and the best part, they are still alive and talking, but chopping off someone's head because YOU think that individual has the wrong religion or is an infidel, that is torture.

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    bass4funk

    The UN can suck eggs. Useless entity and useless, use of space, the facility should be turned into condominiums, let Donald Trump buy them out, he could turn a profit.

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    bass4funk

    So your beginning "giving the circumstances" really shouldn't be there to begin with because ANYBODY can come up with one.

    Nigel, My point being, the argument is irrelevant basically, if Japan had won, the shoe would have been on the other foot, I'm not to say, if and but, it's not important. And if you think dropping the bomb was a war crime, I have zero objections if you think so, I do not. Nigel, I'm a very simple man and no matter how you want to dissect the issue of the war, No one told Japan to do what it did in attacking Pearl Harbor, in doing so, Japan sealed its own fate. We went to war, Japan lost, that's it. If you come to my house and try to hurt me or my family, I'm going to hurt you or worse and I'm going to do it by any means necessary, legal or not. My obligation is to my family, that's it.

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    bass4funk

    @sidekick

    Maybe, you're too young and not aware of 9/11 ? At that time many politicians and multi-stars US generals were sitting with eyes wide open, mumbling something like :"wow..how could it take place at all?"

    True and look what happened after that, most of the top senior Al Qaeda leaders killed and in large part the central structure was destroyed, likewise with the Taliban and as the saying goes, you get one shot and then, it's my turn. Now since Obama has been in office, the idiot allowed the terrorists to regroup and he has shown that he is a weak leader, so until we get someone that has the courage and the fortitude to deal with the terrorists, we'll just have to deal with this nut job for the next two years.

    ROTFL. Drones, you said? So what? Are you believe in "wonderful weapon" concept ?

    Tell that to the dozens of top leaders that were obliterated by them. :-)

    @nigel

    And yet.

    "don't think for a second, if the situation was reversed that the Japanese wouldn't have done the same thing. Of course they would have."

    Oh, absolutely, I have No doubt about that. I was just saying, we could drag it out and create other possible scenarios knowing what the possible outcome might be, therefore, we really don't need to at least on this thread elaborate more on the issue, my point being. But yes, you are right.

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    bass4funk

    I can assure you that if the surrender terms for Japan consisted of Japanese being moved out of Tokyo and more than half of Japan, and being moved to concentration camps so that Americans could live in Tokyo and elsewhere in comfort, Japanese would be firing rockets from the cover of proximity to buildings too. If Japan won the war and the same was done to America, Americans would do the same.

    So you're saying that most of the Japanese willingly decided to leave and then become refugees and the Americans were to repatriate to the Island of Japan, if there were such a thing as a US 3,000 years ago as the first original people residing there, we try to re-establish our birthright, then essentially the Japanese truly could never claim the land originally as theirs, but they would be allowed to live with us together side by side in harmony in what is now and what was the US.

    Sorry, I feel bad for the Israelis that have to deal with the nightmares and the lack and respect for life the of the Palestinians the same people that have live under the thumb and brutality of Hamas.

    But I don't think the accusation of double standards will faze you any more than pointing out that you have no concept of numbers or proportionality.

    Right back at you

    @sidekick

    Well, well, well. Will it be okay for some small Middle East country to seize and crash an American civil jet or sea liner then? Just to stop a war in their country, to stop American invasion?

    That will never happen. Sorry, I would prefer to deal with reality and not likely hypotheticals.

    @crush

    Exactly Sidekick. People who think like that give the Taliban carte blanche to do whatever. But then of course they whine and complain when they do.

    And we'll just keep building more and more drones.

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    bass4funk

    Bullet in the back of the head.

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

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    bass4funk

    Ice cold Lemonade, cool and bitter sweet!

    Posted in: What's your favorite non-alcoholic drink during these hot days?

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    @nigel

    I'm saying, given the circumstances and the deescalate the war and to finally put an end to the Japanese aggression in that context, you use ANY means necessary to gain, subdue and to neutralize your enemy. In that sense, war criminality shouldn't be applied here and don't think for a second, if the situation was reversed that the Japanese wouldn't have done the same thing. Of course they would have.

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    bass4funk

    Then why does the government still continue to allow smoking in restaurants and bars? Fear of declining tax revenue? Surely, if the majority of adults do not smoke then the shrinking minority who do should not be allowed to affect our dining and drinking pleasure. The non-smoking areas in many places are a joke with little or no discernible separation between the areas. Time for a complete ban to come into effect before the 2020 Olympics.

    You go to your average family restaurant and they have a smoking and a NON-smoking section, but NOT closed off as if the smoke will just stay in the smoking area and not travel to the NON-smoking section, who brainstormed that. I have kids and I will never take them and or I will leave ANY establishment that allows smoking, period! It's a start, but Japan needs to do a lot more, get more serious and one thing would be to raise the price of cigs to ¥850 a pack that would help a lot.

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    bass4funk

    Yes

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    bass4funk

    I think you are right, I don't see it anywhere, I call foul on that report as well. Cigs are cheap as hell in Japan, the government supports the tobacco industry and everywhere I go, when I watch some TV show or film in Japan, I always see people smoking, in fact, I saw a pregnant woman at a local cafe smoking outside, disgusting! Japanese still think, smoking is cool and a necessity. Example, in EVERY shopping mall, smoking in any restaurant should be banned, period! Even having a separate smoking section is NOT good enough, smoking should be banned from every establishment where people and especially children congregate.

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    bass4funk

    Japan and Canada need to protect their people from the large corporate companies of America that can only think of destroying what a country has in order to have total control over what that country has.

    And all the more reason Japan and Canada are slowly becoming wastelands, they are destroying themselves. People are becoming more and more disenfranchised with the rising cost of produce and if the 2 want to fall by the way of irrelevancy, so be it.

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    bass4funk

    Neither Hamas nor the IJA ever placed children anywhere.

    Oh, sorry, I meant to say, Hamas place their weapons near and among the women and children, my bad.

    I don't like anybody targeting civilians.

    We both agree on that, then you also should have condemnation of how Hamas uses children and women as human shields which is totally abhorrent.

    But, there is much more risk setting up a rocket in Gaza than there is flying over Japan in a bomber in 1945. Also, there is far less accuracy with a Qassam rocket than with an A-bomb dropped from a bomber. Hamas could not target the broad side of barn.

    All the more reason as to why Hamas is insane! An out of control rocket means, unpredictability, which means it's a high risk danger of it hitting anywhere. People have been killed as a result and therefore, the Qassam rockets are NO joke!

    The U.S. military targeted the city centers of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for maximum civilian death.

    Yup, it was war. The difference was, the US was trying to end the war and get Japan's unconditional surrender, whereas Hamas just wants to kill and drive out EVERY Israeli from the Jewish state by ANY means necessary.

    Further, Hamas has no tanks, jets or helicopters and has very seriously limited choice in resistance OPTIONS.

    That doesn't make Hamas LESS lethal. Israel is NOT stupid that they would ever underestimate the power, sheer will and tenacity that Hamas posses and for that, they don't need tanks or helicopters to make them a very formidable adversary.

    American had every advantage in 1945 yet still chose to massacre civilians.

    Yes, I agree and Japan had every opportunity to not have started the war.

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    bass4funk

    Butchering children to get at adults never makes sense bass4funk. Ever.

    Then please tell the cowardly Hamas, to stop putting their children purposely in harms way from being butchered.

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    bass4funk

    Again, welcome to the GOP! - not only for context but for syntax! Good way to slip racist remarks past the mods, if unwittingly.

    Why is it, that the party of tolerance is so intolerant of other peoples POV?

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    bass4funk

    You don't deserve even hatred. Only strong enemy deserves either respect or hatred. As for "professional attention", I know that most of your countrymen are nothing short of informants. LOL.

    Personally, I think you might be a little jealous.

    @Igor

    Why is everyone scared of Putin so much that they need to call him names and discredit him all the way?By the way, there is a saying, "the smaller the dog the more it barks".Im not even sure obama was elected by US people. Dont you think that pentagon has at least some brains and would use very smart methods to put their pawn in charge to control the country? And just to make sure nobody thinks twice it should be a black man, just to cause a huge wow and dumb the brains from thinking.And please dont go barking about my "russki propaganda" cause first, its just an opinion and second, you are doin the same.

    I'm surely NO fan of Obama whatsoever, but after reading that, I just have to say "WOW!" Serously, WOW! ROFL.

    @fizz

    All I'm asking for is some evidence. The US has it, but won't release it. Geee, I wonder why? All this anti-Putin stuff is just childish.

    So now the NSA has to share everything with us regular civilians. If you don't believe it, it's ok as long as the NSA, CIA and everyone else that matters is involved ultimately that is what counts, not what us lowly people think. So I believe the people that are getting paid and are experts in the field.

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    bass4funk

    TPP is NOT a good idea. It is formed by huge corporations who care nothing for the consumer.

    Certainly the current situation in Japan is not good either, but changing it requires careful planning into the future. Something Japanese governments cannot seem to do.

    As if the farmers in Japan already care about the consumers.

    as a Canadian in Japan, I tell these bought-and-paid-for US lawmakers to kiss my shiny metal @ss.

    And what can Canada offer to Japan???

    Posted in: U.S. lawmakers warn Japan, Canada on Pacific trade deal talks

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    bass4funk

    I don't think that is a far fetched thought, that might also be another huge reason, perhaps killing two birds with one stone with a hostile Japan unwilling to surrender and an ever growing threat from the Soviets, it makes a lot of sense.

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    @yabits

    Newsflash: Apartheid South Africa has been wiped off the map. The world knows that genuine democracy in all of Palestine would see the Zionist government ended. And, as with apartheid, good riddance.

    I'm just gonna leave that one alone, before I say something that will get my post deleted.

    Hamas is no more a terrorist organization than several of the groups that helped found the state of Israel.

    The Hamas Charter calls for the complete destruction of the state of Israel, the NON-recognition of the nation of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish people.

    That constitute as a terrorist organization and subjected to every scrutiny there is.

    In response to Netanyahu's remarks that Israel does not honor terrorists or name streets after them, Rabbi Siegman reminds us that Israel honored two heads of terrorist organizations -- Begin and Shamir -- by making them prime ministers, and that plenty of streets are named after them.

    Every Palestinian radical Jihadist I met do the same AND go to barber shop or some local restaurant and you'll see many photos of suicide attackers on the walls of these establishments.

    He recounts an Israeli historian who wrote "the bible of the founding of Israel" as revealing that, during the war of 1948, Israeli field commanders were issued orders by Ben-Gurion to execute innocent civilians as a way to terrorize Palestinians into leaving their homes. The Jewish forces were the first ones to execute innocent civilians. Dozens, if not hundreds, were slaughtered. So much for "little David."

    Yes, that is bad, You do have bad people everywhere but you never justify bad behavior with more bad behavior, but you can make that argument about every race and society. Doesn't mean that the Palestinians have more rights to the Jewish homeland.

    Everyone makes a big thing about Hamas not recognizing the state of Israel to exist. But nobody mentions that many of the ruling party (Likud) and several other Israeli parties completely deny the right of a Palestinian state to exist anywhere within Palestine.

    No, if the Palestinians would elect a REAL representative of the people for the Palestinians, the peace negotiations could have started years ago, the reason for the Palestinians not being able to get their own state is Hamas. Hamas is the problem, the cancer, the thorn and the obstacle that stands in the way of true peace between the Jewish people and the Palestinians. Get rid of them and all the radicals, you can start the peace process, other than that, it's going to be a dead end, merry-go-round.

    @global

    That's why John Kerry's mediation failed and he came home with empty handed. Israel wants to stay in war until all Hamas tunnels and weapons are destroyed.

    Kerry has NO idea of what he is talking about, that Cease Fire between Turkey and Qatar would have allowed the Palestinians to keep their tunnels....

    Noting that the US secretary chose to hold Saturday’s talks without representatives of Israel, the Palestinian Authority or Egypt, Erdan said this showed “we’re a long way from a political solution.”

    Privately, Israeli leaders have signaled deep dismay that Kerry engaged in talks in Paris with representatives of Turkey, whose leadership is openly hostile to Israel, and Qatar, whose leadership is seen by Israel to be representing Hamas’s interests, and not to include Israel, the PA or Egypt.

    Israeli government sources also privately contradicted Kerry’s assertion Friday that his ceasefire proposal was “built on” an Egyptian proposal from last Tuesday, which Israel accepted and Hamas rejected. Far from resembling the Egyptian proposal, which urges an immediate ceasefire followed by negotiation, the Kerry proposal leans heavily toward Hamas, the sources said, in tying Hamas preconditions to a cessation of hostilities.

    Israel’s decision-making security cabinet on Friday unanimously rejected Kerry’s ceasefire offer. Ministers were horrified, government sources said, that the Kerry proposal did not provide for Israel to continue demolishing the Hamas network of “terror tunnels” dug under the Israeli border within the framework of the ceasefire. The cabinet did not formally announce on Friday night that it was unanimously rejecting the Kerry terms, because ministers did not want to openly demonstrate their horror at the secretary’s offer, Channel 2 reported on Saturday night. Instead, word of the decision was allowed to leak out.

    Said Erdan, in a Saturday evening interview on Channel 2: “We will not end this operation and leave Gaza until the tunnels are dealt with.” Israel is also intent on drastically degrading Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure, he said. “The international community needs to understand that we are very open to the economic rehabilitation of Gaza” once the conflict is over, but that if Hamas remained in control of Gaza, and continued to build rockets and tunnels, Israel “won’t be able to tolerate that.”

    Saturday’s “humanitarian truce” in Gaza, in contrast to the Kerry ceasefire terms, was regarded as meeting Israel’s interests, government sources said. Israel was able to continue work on demolishing the tunnels, they noted.

    That's why Kerry left empty-handed and that's why EVERYONE is pissed off at Kerry! In other words, Hamas can keep their tunnels and Israel does not get any insurances that Hamas will destroy those tunnels.

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    bass4funk

    Ewww, a man with shaved armpits. Now that would really be kimochi warui!

    I'm not going to lie, I'm a big muscular guy so on me, tank tops look good and I do get a lot of compliments from the ladies, but one day a long time ago, my mom saw my hair poking from the sides and she said, you should shave that. I never would have thought MY MOM who was old fashioned would ever say something like that. Needless to say, I tried it, felt very awkward, but got used to it fairly quickly and now I agree, if you have the shape and body, it looks good, but if you are skinnier then a twig, forget it!

    monster truck lovin' yokels with highlighted mullets or older men on HOLIDAYS wearing socks and crocs.

    What the heck is a "yokel?"

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