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    hidingout

    you're on a long, slippery slope to Fascism

    We aren't going to agree here, and that's cool. Just let me say that I'd rather live in what liberals call a "fascist state" than in a pc wonderland where we have to sacrifice our culture and our way of doing things to appease scum like Anjem Choudary and Abu Hamza.

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    hidingout

    Which is a good thing.

    No it isn't.

    Regard for human rights is one thing that distinguishes us from the jihadis. Ignore human rights and we'll end up no better than they are.

    • Human rights are for humans. Prove yourself to be sub-human and lose your rights.

    • People who have to live surrounded by fundamentalists have human rights too. Forced to accept their messed up way of living is a violation of my human rights.

    Posted in: Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as U.S. reveals failed hostage rescue attempt

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    hidingout

    Interesting to me that Cameron and Obama have time for vacations while hundreds and hundreds of people are being butchered by these jihadi dogs. But when the blood of one white man is spilled they cancel the tee times and come running to the cameras. I'm sorry, but when you seek out the job of "leader of the free world" you don't get regular vacations. You take time off when the situation permits. Any idiot with a brain in his head could see that time is not now.

    Not shot, but beheaded. And his days are not numbered. ISIS is on a roll, the UK is doing nothing against the jihadist movement growing in its midth.... to the contrary, they continue to cave to islamist demands.

    Partly agree and partly disagree. I agree that the western world continues to cave to islamist demands. Nowhere is this more true than in the UK. They can't even deport hate preachers from their country because doing so might "violate their human rights". They just continue to allow them to live off the dole and recruit more jihadis from among the mostly out of work population of disaffected young muslim youth.

    Disagree that ISIS is "on a roll". These guys may be merciless butchers, but they aren't very bright. In attempting to carve out a "caliphate" and in running an "army" they set themselves up for the kinds of battles they can't possibly win. Military firepower, brought to bear correctly, can send most of these so-called "fighters" to see their "god". And quickly. The only advantage terrorist jihadi scum have had in the past is that they hid behind women and children, seldom massed in groups larger than a few dozen, and wore civilian clothing. In trying to start their own "country" and their own "army" they are playing right into the hands of their worst enemies.

    Butchering American citizens on video is one way to ensure that the fire is going to rain down on them.

    Posted in: Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as U.S. reveals failed hostage rescue attempt

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    hidingout

    Japan has continually made overtures to So Korea for dialogue but at the same time called the Korean comfort women prostitutes, reversed and undermined the 1993 Kono apology blah blah blah.

    Its no wonder Japan can't get any traction with the ROK when the koreans have repeated the same lies so often that they've begun to believe they are the truth.

    One guy called some of the comfort women "prostitutes". It may be that many more Japanese agree with him, but they haven't voiced that opinion out loud. Its beyond comprehension that the government of ROK will hold up an isolated comment and declare it to be official government policy in reference to all of the comfort women. By that logic can we be confident in saying that all Australians think of the Chinese as "mongrels"? It just doesn't make sense. I've seen primary school kids with better reasoning skills than the ROK government.

    Second comment is flat out false. Kono statement has never been "reversed". Nor has it been "undermined". Abe administration has taken great pains to state that they will uphold the Kono statement as the twenty seventh apology tendered. I think the ROK wants to pretend that the Kono statement has been revoked because the whole world now knows that the government of ROK was an active participant in drafting the statement. Japan wanted to use the words that would once and for all end this nonsense so they asked the "experts" in ROK to assist them with the wording.

    Course, like we all expected, the ink wasn't even dry when the ROK started up its bleating all over again ...

    Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions

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    hidingout

    Sheesh, imagine if a Japanese politician said something even less potentially offensive than what this tycoon said.

    You said a mouthful there oldman. These comments, made by a sitting member of Australian Parliament, are far worse than anything I've ever heard any Japanese politician say. Imagine the outcry on this site, and the broad brush painting of the Japanese people that would be going on right now. I venture to say this article would already have nearly one hundred comments.

    I hope this means that we will no longer have to listen to faux outrage from certain Australian posters on this site until they've cleaned up their own house.

    As for Mr Palmer's comments, its hard to argue with this part - they’re Communist, they shoot their own people, they haven’t got a justice system and they want to take over this country. In fact I applaud him for speaking the truth on this matter. However, given the fact that the article mentions he has turned over his own property to be pillaged by the communists in order to amass a vast personal fortune, its difficult to think of him as anything more than a hypocrite.

    Posted in: Australian tycoon calls Chinese government 'mongrels' in TV tirade

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    hidingout

    Have you ever been to the museum at Yasakuni?

    Been there many times and will certainly go again. What does that have to do with anything I posted?

    Anyway, I'm glad the Pope found time to visit a minor country like ROK. Hopefully they heed his words about forgiveness being the basis of Christian thought.

    Posted in: Pope meets ex-comfort women

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    hidingout

    So are the atomic bombings, so she we stop the ceremonies and talking/reading about the issue?

    Do the Japanese make a point of hating on America? And bringing up the atomic bombings at every (flimsy) opportunity? Do they attempt to hinge current relations on receiving (another) apology and (more) money from America? Do the Japanese teach their children false versions of history wherein the USA is a gigantic boogeyman and the source of all the problems facing Japan?

    As soon as you can answer yes to those questions then you may actually have an analogy worth listening to.

    Posted in: Pope meets ex-comfort women

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    hidingout

    What does this phrase mean? How is it assigned to people?

    I'm surprised you don't know. It is a word of their own choosing. Rather than being "assigned" to anyone, it a term that is enthusiastically embraced by murderous scum to refer to themselves and their brothers as they go about their criminal, anti-social behavior.

    I'm asking because I've been seeing it a lot lately and it seems to be assigned to anyone from the middle east doing something the writer disapproves of.

    Yes, anything we "disapprove" of. Like beheading and raping people for belonging to the wrong religion - or in many cases the wrong sect of the same religion. And yes, you've "seen it a lot lately". That would be a direct result of having a few dozen countries where jihadis are actively seeking to establish their warped teachings at the end of a gun barrel. And killing anyone who gets in their way.

    And now everyone involved is mysteriously transformed into Muslim radicals.

    You may be able to split hairs and say that this or that individual is not a jihadi, but rather just a garden variety murderous scumbag, but the one thing they all certainly have in common is that they are muslim radicals.

    Seriously media, cut it out. This crosses the line from sloppy reporting to rampant racism.

    Rampant racism. Good grief. What gives you the authority to tell media outlets to stop referring to groups of murderous thugs in the very terms by which they wish to be identified? You might even have a point if you were railing against the use of the word "terrorist", but no, you've gone and taken pc double speak to a whole new level.

    If and when there's more than some embassy official's "belief" that Muslim radicals "may have been involved" then you can start throwing around terms like Jihadist.

    Its beyond a doubt that "muslim radicals" were involved. The fact that you would suggest otherwise calls into question your grip on reality.

    Leaping to the assumption that EVERYTHING that happens in the Middle East is religiously motivated is... well, it is racist.

    Please point out the events that are not motivated by religion. Every conflict in the Middle East comes down to religion. And when they can't find any Christians, Buddhists, atheists to kill, they'll happily kill members of their own religion because they have slightly different ways of worshiping the same "god".

    It would be like saying that Judaism (and therefore every Jew in the world) is engaged in a Jihadist engaged in a holy war against Palestine. If you can't see how stupid and insanely racist that is then perhaps you need to stop watching Fox news for a while.

    No, it would be nothing like that. Because the Palestinians are in fact the ones who have been engaging in a decades long jihad against the state of Israel. They've said so themselves. At least Israeli's pay lip service to the notion of peaceful co-existence. Hamas et al have the stated goal of wiping Israel off the map. Furthermore, nice try with the bolded. Nobody has suggested that every muslim around the world is a jihadi. Just the ones carrying guns and slaughtering people for not worshiping their "god".

    In fact JT has even changed the text in the article removing all reference to Jihadists.

    No they didn't. Its a different article. They just tacked all the old comments onto the new article.

    I believe someone took note of the racist connotations of attempting to attribute every action in a Muslim country to religious reasons.

    Again with the racist red herring? Muslim is not a race. Neither is jihadi. The term racist is entirely inapplicable. But since you brought it up, please make a list of all the countries where Muslims are a force for peace and goodwill. Next make a list of all the countries with significant muslim populations that have managed to move out of the 18th century. People still denying that this religion is a world wide problem are doing the rest of us a disservice.

    It would be like trying to attribute everything that happens in America to Christianity... it just doesn't work and is fundamentally racist.

    Like your other false analogy above (the one about the Jews), this holds about as much water as a town water tank after the jihadis have gone through. You might have a point to make if there were any crusaders left in the world. But I think they ceased being active some 800 years ago.

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    hidingout

    @Frungy Talk about paranoid ... sheesh. Did you notice that the man making the comment is Japanese? Pro ball players, like other foreigners working and living in the USA, should learn to use English. It is both laughable and pathetic to see players like Nomo and Ichiro who used interpreters for like ten years. At least Matsui would try to speak English. I totally agree with Nakatsuka's comment - honestly, four years even seems too long. Your rant about 'bigotry' is well off the mark. To the surprise of no one Im sure.

    Posted in: The extended use of interpreters by Japanese players (some, for their entire careers) needs to be looked at closely and a pragmatic policy put in place by the league to manage a situation that will only grow as more players from around the world, particularly from Japan, try to make it in the majors. A league-wide policy that limits the number of years an interpreter can be used by each international player to four years should be considered.

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    hidingout

    Love the way certain posters play fast and loose with prepositions. I assume everyone knows that there is a great difference between "pray to" and "pray for". Yet some posters repeatedly switch back and forth between the two as if they mean the same thing.

    I think in the Shinto religion (and I'm certainly not an expert) neither phrase fully captures what is actually going on when a person clasps his hands and bows before a grave.

    But I think we all know very well that people are not "praying to" war criminals.

    Its fine to hate Japan if that's your thing, but at least try to be reasonable.

    Posted in: Dozens of politicians visit Yasukuni shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

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    hidingout

    And as Yasukuni is a privately-run shrine these politicians should go there as private individuals and totally avoid media attention.

    And please explain how they might go about doing that when commies and socialists are making it a priority to identify anyone with any political affiliation who may enter the doors of the shrine.

    In the past politicians have taken pains to say that they are visiting as "private citizens".

    Posted in: Dozens of politicians visit Yasukuni shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

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    hidingout

    I'm trying to say that if Muslims are acting good in Europe, don't you try ask your self what make them facing troubles in the other community?

    Muslims are not "acting good" in Europe. And the answer to the poll question is no. Islam cannot co-exist with the Western world until it waters itself down to something like the current version of "Christianity" we find in the US etc. That means women imams and gay Islam marriages. Anybody see that happening any time soon?

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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    hidingout

    I agree somewhat with this man, but I think he is missing another point. It is fine to say things like there should not be anymore wars, but in reality, that will not happen. He seems to forget that Japan will need young men (and women) that are willing to defend Japan.

    Actually, you are wrong. I don't think he has forgotten at all. Mr Kanbe said, “Kamikaze missions should never happen again, but peace does not come without costs. We can’t protect peace without defense. Prime Minister Abe appears to be in a hurry to make changes, but I understand what he is trying to do.”

    This article seems like typical left wing journalism. Trying to spin a few comments from a tired, old man into some sort of repudiation of Mr Abe. Even the "money quote", around which the article bases a lot of its "commentary", and upon which most JT posters appear to have seized in order to continue their anti-Abe rants, is ambiguous, and almost certainly reprinted here intentionally out of context.

    “Japan could go to war again if our leaders are all like Abe. I’m going to die soon, but I worry about Japan’s future.”

    There are several interpretations possible, and unless we hear the original Japanese quote its difficult to tell if this comment is meant as an indictment of Mr Abe. Mr Kanbe appears to understand that peace isn't free, and aggression needs to be countered. Perhaps he means to say that Mr Abe is the type to not back away from aggression. Perhaps he means to say that politicians like Mr Abe should be balanced by those with different viewpoints. Or perhaps he just knows that Japan is facing real threats from hostile neighbors, and its only a matter of time until someone does something stupid.

    I read this article as a condemnation of the glorification of war in general and kamikaze pilots in particular. Without a doubt Mr Kanbe's comments have been made in response to a movie, not in response to any specific policy of the Abe administration. No surprise though to see the socialists at JT reading what they want to read.

    Posted in: Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

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    hidingout

    A textbook example of laughable bigotry

    Two things. First, the appalling manners I see on display from the PRC tourists in Japan every day is far from 'laughable'. The fact that you'd like to dismiss it as such says a lot. Second, congratulations on entirely missing the point of this thread and my post in your crusade to identify and stamp out 'bigotry' on the internet. Let me assist you in returning to the point. The article suggests that Japanese youth will be targeted by commie thugs if they leave the safety of the athletes village wearing Japanese colors. Some ill-informed posters have gone so far as to suggest that PRC "students" are more likely to be assaulted in Japan than is any Japanese national traveling in PRC. In my comment (the one that you took exception to), I was merely pointing out that anyone with eyes can see the hordes of PRC tourists on a daily basis - they are not hard to identify because they make a spectacle of themselves with their poor manners and loud obnoxious shouting - yet none of them are assaulted by Japanese citizens. I've never heard of a single case.

    So, in short, PRC tourists free to wander the cities of Japan without a care. Japanese tourists to PRC afraid to leave the room wearing a Japanese tracksuit. I hope that clears up my point for you.

    My favourite example in Japan happened in a bar when I was speaking to a Chinese coworker in my broken Chinese and a couple next to us were commentating on the ugly sounds of the language we were using with some pretty nasty comments about China thrown in although I didn't tell him I heard this ( I wish some Japanese would realize that some non-Japanese do understand their language and speaking ill of others within earshot is appalling manners ). Getting tired of listening to my broken rubbish we switched to English and the couple continued to commentate on the ugly sounds of Chinese we were using and at one point were mimicking our intonation ( my coworker is bilingual, speaking with almost impeccable US pronunciation ). Ah, politeness and manners.

    Cool story bro. What's the relevance to the topic at hand again?

    Posted in: Japan's youth Olympians told to keep low profile in China

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    hidingout

    I highly doubt those numbers, WellSaid. Do you have a non-PRC source for those?

    Yeah, I doubt them as well. Plus, s/he forgot to put quotation marks around student. Like this ... "students".

    Posted in: Japan's youth Olympians told to keep low profile in China

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    hidingout

    Likewise, I am sure that young Chinese athletes visiting Japan would be given similar advice.

    I sincerely doubt that. Here in Japan I see dozens and dozens of tourists from PRC every day. They are obvious by their terrible manners and loud voices. Being polite, the Japanese confine their reactions to rolled eyeballs.

    Posted in: Japan's youth Olympians told to keep low profile in China

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    hidingout

    @ Wolfpack

    Splendid post. Nailed it from top to bottom.

    Posted in: Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity; U.S. conducts new strikes

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    hidingout

    I'm not interested in AKB, but this seems like a pretty clever way for this company to promote their part time job site. More imaginative than just a regular TV commercial, and it gives a bunch of regular people a chance to live the dream.

    Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour

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    hidingout

    I sure would like to know what "practical efforts" Wang Yi has in mind.

    Posted in: China urges Japan to ease political tensions in informal meeting

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    hidingout

    Why should they be reigned in? What for?

    I know the whole "why don't we go after Saudi Arabia" is just a red herring thrown into the discussion by lefties who can't argue a point on its own merits .... but, the Saudis are as corrupt as it gets. They have had their dirty little fingers in most of the trouble that's gone down on this planet for the last several decades. They pull strings and donate money behind the scenes whilst pretending to be socially responsible allies of the West. And that isn't even to mention all the human rights abuses that go on in that country.

    So yeah, the Saudis absolutely need someone to tell them what's what. Its disgraceful the free pass these guys get from the US.

    Posted in: Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity; U.S. conducts new strikes

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