donkusai's past comments

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    donkusai

    Love Trump purely for the comedy value (which he provides in spades). He's just jealous because Hillary has a bigger pair than he does... This, of course, raises questions for both sides of politics... :)

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

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    donkusai

    Sigh... the whole thing has become a politicised debate... Politicians twist, bend and misdirect to achieve their own aims. That's just what they do - they want to win. Get the politics out of this whole debate. Wipe the slate clean. Start looking at this issue solely on the data.

    If I've learnt one thing from the whole climate change debate... If you throw enough stupidity at a topic, it becomes stupid, regardless of how serious that topic may be. Let's tone down the stupid, folks, and start looking at the facts...

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

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    donkusai

    Give me a a checklist of what's on offer and I'll check what I want... I don't want to have a pretend conversation with a computer that takes twice the effort...

    Posted in: Are 'chatbots' the future of online business?

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    donkusai

    I thought Jeb Bush was actually one of the most coherent and sane candidates put forward. ...caveat that to the candidates the GOP offers and I'd agree

    Actually, I thought Jeb was coherent and sane in a universal sense... of course, this meant that he was one of the first booted out the door... I think that says a lot about this whole election campaign...

    Posted in: Kasich says Trump, Cruz will lead U.S. down 'path of darkness'

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    donkusai

    When all you do is whip up anger and resentment in people over perceived slights as the partisan media does in the U.S. (it happens on both sides of politics), then you can't complain when those chickens come home to roost (or roast?). The GOP/Fox craziness is reaping what it's sown. Personally, I think George W. Bush was one of the worst presidents the U.S. has ever had, but biting back that bias, I thought Jeb Bush was actually one of the most coherent and sane candidates put forward. Kasich makes a very good point. Sanity will only prevail when people look past the endless rhetoric and start looking at the actual facts. Not the "facts" as presented by your favourite leftist/right wing media propaganda machines, but actual, sane facts...

    ...sigh... clearly I'm living in some sort of dreamworld...

    Posted in: Kasich says Trump, Cruz will lead U.S. down 'path of darkness'

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    donkusai

    ...just follow China's lead and build a new island nearby and that'll solve everything... and by solving everything, I mean it'll solve nothing at all but only create future endless troubles that no one will be able to address for fear of losing face... sigh...

    Posted in: S Korea condemns updated Japanese textbooks

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    donkusai

    Sounds like a fairly good result considering their preparation for the season. May be a long painful season though. I just hope they can keep support as they build toward next year. A competitive Sunwolves will be very good for Japanese rugby.

    Posted in: Sunwolves beaten 26-13 by Lions in Super Rugby debut

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    donkusai

    Well, after seeing the reports of what Cruz thinks Australia is like, I'm very tempted to agree with Trump on this one. I guess it gets to the point where the ridiculousness of what some politicians say (regardless of the side of politics they are on), the more of an attack it is on their own reputation than anything that anyone else can say.

    Posted in: With one week to Iowa, Trump and Cruz deepen feud

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    donkusai

    True that Trump has made it a little easier for these terrorist groups to find material for their faux outrage over the U.S, but let's face it, they've been raging against the U.S. for decades and if they didn't find anything to show from a politician, they'd just show street scenes of "decadent" U.S. life (meaning that people live in a safe and stable environment where they can build a future for themselves and have a safe life - everything that is the opposite of what the terrorists want).

    Posted in: Somali extremists use Donald Trump clip to recruit followers

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    donkusai

    Putin must be so hoping Trump gets nominated and wins the US election. What a world the two of them could build together. :)

    Posted in: Putin praises Donald Trump as 'bright and talented'

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    donkusai

    The way Australia has been going through Prime Ministers in the last few years, the robot may very well be next in line... I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

    Posted in: G'day

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    donkusai

    Five male and female plaintiffs have sought a total of 6 million yen ($49,600) in state compensation over the article, which they claim constitutes “de facto discrimination against women”.

    blueyama, I understand your point. I'm certainly aware of the weight of public pressure when it comes to life in Japan. My point was on the people seeking damages over the law. It's not the law in this case, but that very social pressure you speak of. It just seems strange to me that anyone would expect to receive "compensation" when it is not the law that is causing the problem, but social norms. Should the state pay compensation because people choose not to exercise their rites? The law does not discriminate against women. It clearly says "the surname of the husband or wife". I don't see the law as the problem - the problem lies elsewhere, as does the solution.

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    donkusai

    “a husband and wife shall adopt the surname of the husband or wife in accordance with that which is decided at the time of marriage.”

    I note it says the "surname of the husband OR wife". Sorry, but I don't see the discrimination there. I see they are claiming damages because "it is customary for a wife to take her husband’s name". Then break custom - take your wife's family name. The law seems to clearly show that it's a valid option. Sounds like if they want to sue someone, they should sue themselves for following a herd mentality.

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    donkusai

    I've heard of her name, but not any music. From what I understand, it's Tweeny music for adolescents. A shame her management couldn't sell enough tickets to make the tour worthwhile. Perhaps a redesign of expectations and a better alignment of venue sizes are in order.

    Posted in: Ariana Grande abruptly cancels Japan tour

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    donkusai

    The answer is clearly 'yes'. ...and it's pretty effective. You only have to read the comments on pages like this when you see subjects like climate change come up. Of course, the scary thing is that it's done so well, both sides of the debate can clearly see the evidence of brainwashing (or perhaps brain-numbing is a better term) in the other...

    Posted in: Do you think the mass media brainwash or try to brainwash the masses in your country?

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    donkusai

    Does this fool even realize that even if he could make all of Canada disappear over night, reducing its evil climate impact to zero, that would still not make difference either way?

    Gotta love the "why should we do anything until everyone else has done something first argument". It's kind of like watching 2 soccer teams refuse to kick the ball until the other team does first. It may seem like a nice, cautious approach, but in the end, nothing changes and no one wins. Well done, Trudeau, at actually looking at your country's long term future. Let's hope more countries will follow your lead and we can improve the world we live in.

    Posted in: Canada PM Trudeau pledges strong climate measures

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    donkusai

    Reading the comments on this news story damages my brain ( I stopped after the first 2 dozen, but I think the damage has been done). There is certainly a lot of "truthiness" here - things that make no sense at all but appeal to people's preconceived ideas. What we can CLEARLY see is that this attack was carried out by someone who is clearly not mentally well. THIS is the key thing here and the thing we should be discussing. What we also see is that a knife was used and not a gun, and thankfully no one was killed except the attacker. FACT: Guns can do far more damage than knives (a simple fact of range and impact). I don't think we'd find anyone on in this discussion board that thinks it's right for mentally ill people to own weapons.

    Just pause, people, and actually THINK. You want the right to own guns? That's fine. You want to stop mentally ill people owning guns? A wonderful idea. THEN WORK OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE BOTH. All I seem to see is "ban them" / "I need my gun" arguments. Neither actually SOLVE the problem. It all seems like a lot of hot air and insincerity.

    Posted in: 4 stabbed, attacker killed at California university

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    donkusai

    Well done to both Australia and Wales. A bit embarrassing for England. Still not sure why all 3 of these teams ended up in the same pool, though. Made things tough, but that's the luck of the draw.

    Posted in: England dumped out of Rugby World Cup by Australia

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    donkusai

    can you even identify what 'that part of the problem' is?

    Yes. The concept of freedom versus the rights of individuals. How does an individual's rights to a safe environment to live in compare to the right to bare arms to protect that environment. Why is it necessary for people to believe that they need to own weapons to potentially kill other human beings in order to protect themselves from a democratically elected government. Why is the concept of "rights" enshrined as the ultimate goal when individual rights often contradict other rights and decisions need to be made over which are more important and in what circumstances.

    ...and why is ever talking about any of this painted by many as "unpatriotic" and an attack on the American way, when infact it is an attempt to make life better for people rather than sitting in the same old stink hole of indecision that has led to this mess in the first place.

    Posted in: Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least 9 killed, 7 wounded

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    donkusai

    Wrong. If only if were that simple...

    Agree, Serrano. This isn't a simple problem and there are no simple solutions. This is a cultural problem. Until that part of it addressed, nothing will work. The problem is that no one seems to want to talk about that part of the problem...

    Posted in: Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least 9 killed, 7 wounded

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