hidingout's past comments

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    hidingout

    Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

    I'm not sure what the "news" is here.

    Are we supposed to be surprised that a body with no integrity whatsoever, and the problem solving skills of a primary school child, took ill-advised actions at the behest of special interest lobbyists and in so doing trampled on the integrity of international protocols and ignored the integrity of treaties already signed? Cause that's really not news at all. That's just another day at the UN.

    Or maybe the "news" is supposed to be that at long last Japan has a leader who stands up to these cowards when they come calling?

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    hidingout

    A governmnent-administered, single-payer system will not be acceptable if it is run as poorly as other government programs, all of which are rife with waste, inefficiency, graft, and corruption.

    Obamacare, medicare, and other subsidies do not and will not make healthcare more easily affordable or available.

    @ sangetsu03

    I concur completely. Yet even if you take the trouble to explain the facts real slow, and provide the numbers (as you have done so admirably here) socialists will just stick their fingers in their ears and tell you that their health care system is something everyone "can be justifiably proud of". Its amazing just to read this thread and see people arguing things about which they have no clue, with people who are obviously more informed. Worse still, when they are proven wrong they don't even bat an eye, instead they glibly continue on, calling anyone who doesn't espouse the socialist agenda a "no brainer".

    I am neither a democrat or a republican, I am a liberal of the old type, who wishes to be free of fetters, and to be in cotrol of my own life and future, for better or worse.

    Concur again. I would only add that I also wish to be free of the obligation to assist in paying for others who are making no attempt whatsoever to uphold their portion of the social contract. Those folks legitimately in need (and that certainly doesn't include citizens of foreign nations) should receive a helping hand. Everyone else should pay their share or go without.

    Socialism works only in the world of insects among bees, ants, termites. It doesn't work among human beings, and never has. There is no way to determine exactly what "the greater good" actually is. Socialism goes completely against the right of the individual, it it no way whatsoever allows for the rights of the individual. "The common good" must always trump the right of the individual, or socialism won't work, period.

    Well said. Its astonishing to me that there are people - people theoretically paying attention to world events and economic realities - that feel no shame in trumpeting the "success" of socialism around the world. I guess the board is anonymous, so ....

    Reality says there few if any socialist countries that have not either failed already, or find themselves pretty much irreversibly far along the path to that end.

    globalwatcher and strangerland ... embarrassing stuff guys. sangetsu03 is shredding you.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    hidingout

    You should read more carefully. Bass didn't write that he didn't care about people who so obviously don't care about themselves, and certainly have made no effort to uphold their own social obligations, he wrote all-encompassingly and categorically, I don't care about others.

    Who cares what bass wrote. Why don't you address what I wrote instead of dodging the question. You tell me how Obama's "plan" (and here I use the word in the loosest sense possible) is going to weed out the "people who have made no effort to uphold their own social obligations". I'll help you, its not. His hope is that those citizens who have worked hard and upheld their part of the social contract will just go ahead and pay for the scroungers and the deadbeats - not to mention the thousands of illegals he is encouraging to enter the country on a daily basis.

    You do realise the whole point is that these people who claim to take the Bible seriously are the very people who do no such thing?

    That's your point. My point is that its no less hypocritical for liberals who spend their lives bashing religion in general, and Christianity in particular, to suddenly seize on the words of Jesus to "back up" their grotesque socialist agenda.

    No one has produced any verse that makes it look like scrounging is just fine and dandy, so you're off on a straw man argument with that one.

    Yes. Why quote actual verses when its much easier to just make blanket statements like "give all to the poor" or make pointless oblique references to "feeding the 5000".

    Oops.

    Yeah, thanks for that information that I already knew. That's why I said "Bible" not "Jesus" in reference to my quote.

    yet here he is living in Japan with its excellent public health-care system

    "Excellent" = cheap. Spoken like a true liberal. If you'd been paying attention, you'd know that the Japanese health care system is broken beyond repair. But hey, we can just bury our heads in the sand and pretend its "excellent" because the premiums aren't breaking your budget.

    Far from being a 'failed socialist health care policy', the NHS is something most Brits are understandably proud of.

    Lol. Good one cleo. Death pathways, wait times up the wazoo and so-called medical professionals who don't even speak English. A real beacon for the world to follow.

    Face it. The only realistic system is one where bleeding heart doctors serve the socially irresponsible and charge them only a pittance, and the rest of us go to hospitals where we pay a fair price for the services rendered. And no, a fair price is probably not cheap.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    hidingout

    Totally is a battle worth fighting.

    Because you say so, right?

    This is about the quality of life in Japan as a supposedly modern country.

    Silly me. Who knew "quality of life" was a synonym for floating in a plastic vagina and emailing 3D renderings of your private bits to anyone who will contribute a dollar.

    It has nothing to do with hunger, poverty, and disease so take those arguments elsewhere.

    I think everyone with a brain in their head thinks that hunger, poverty and disease have a lot more to do with "quality of life" than anything this borderline crazy woman has on her agenda.

    Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

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    hidingout

    I don't live in the United States, but if I did I would be absolutely livid at the general stupidity of everything Obama has ever proposed - and his health care plan in particular.

    In the proverbial nutshell.

    Why don't you explain to me cleo why we should care about people who so obviously don't care about themselves, and certainly have made no effort to uphold their own social obligations? Shall we subsidize the health care costs of deadbeats, crack moms, welfare scroungers, illegals, and all other manner of social parasites?

    And are you able to square that with Jimizo's Jewish preacher? How?

    Laughable. Its so pitiful the way liberals turn to Jesus as an authority on those very few occasions when his teachings back up the particular socialist point they are trying to make. All the rest of the time they can't stop mocking anyone who takes the Bible seriously. I think the selective appeal to scripture is way off topic. For every verse you find that makes it look like scrounging is just fine and dandy, I'll find you one that says the opposite. For example, the Bible says "if anyone is unwilling to work, let him not eat". It doesn't say, "let him scrounge off his more well off neighbors". And of course you know as well as I do that there is no way Jesus would be in favor of funding abortions. So how about you debate the issues using 21st century words instead of attempting to appeal to an authority you don't really respect anyway.

    Didn't you tell us you live in Japan?

    What does that have to do with anything? I may as well ask you, aren't you from the UK? Land of one of the most failed socialist health care policies in the world? I sure don't blame Americans for not wanting to follow down that path.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    hidingout

    Those Buk missiles, even if they were in the Hands of the Ukrainians or the Russian separatists, would never have gotten them without Russian involvement.

    Not so. Ukraine, among others, is definitely in possession of the first and second generation versions of those missiles. The latest news says that the system that did the deed was "almost certainly" a 1970's era version. Those systems are available all over Eastern Europe.

    Anyway, I hope you are wrong. I know Putin is a hard man, but I don't believe he would knowingly conspire in the deaths of 300 people who have nothing whatsoever to do with the Ukraine or Russia. Bringing down all this international condemnation on his head ... he'd have to be an idiot.

    And whatever you may think of the man, I assume you agree that he isn't an idiot. The "government" in Ukraine on the other hand ....

    Posted in: Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

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    hidingout

    Well done dodging the question. On the one hand you have a philosophy that espouses (could probably even go as far as embraces) martyrdom, death and the utter destruction of the state of Israel. On the other hand you have a philosophy that at least pays lip service to the notion of peaceful co-existence.

    Its worth pointing out that while the latter state flourishes and its citizens enjoy the comforts of any Western nation, the former wallows in poverty despite receiving unheard of sums in aid and donations.

    Its beyond me how there is anyone left in the world who hasn't totally lost patience with the Palestinians and their "cause".

    Posted in: Do you support Israel’s action in Gaza?

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    hidingout

    As far back as 2008 Fathi Hammad, a representative of Hamas, justified his organization’s cynical use of human shields, explaining on Al Aqsa TV, “For the Palestinian people death has become an industry at which women excel, and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly, and the Jihad fighters, against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: 'We desire death as you desire life.”

    You tell me yabits ... do those sound like the comments of a philosophy that "values human life"?

    No sympathy whatsoever for the Palestinian "cause". Get your act together please and stop distributing your grotesque philosophy of death around the region.

    Posted in: Do you support Israel’s action in Gaza?

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    hidingout

    People are dying of hunger and poverty and disease and this woman (and apparently many JT readers) thinks showing her private parts is a battle worth fighting? What an idiot.

    Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

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    hidingout

    No Kazue, you are the fool. It is beyond ridiculous to have a mutual defense pact (such as the one Japan has with the USA) if your signature on the document means nothing. Under Article 9 Japan was literally prevented from doing something as simple as shooting down missiles that targeted their allies.

    Too many people just want to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that we don't live in the sort of world that we do ... you know, the sort of world where nutjobs crash planes into buildings and shoot down civilian aircraft full of innocents. One needs to have a full array of options available to defend oneself. Given the current political climate and the belligerence of the PRC, Abe would be derelict in his duty if he did not lay the groundwork to allow Japan to adequately defend herself and defend her allies.

    Posted in: He just reiterated his usual phrases, such as ‘to protect lives of the citizens.’ He is making fools of us.

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    hidingout

    Fastfood is unhealthy, so as Chocolates, Pork, Beef, Potato chips, beers, vodka, tequila, ramen, yakiniku, etc.... Why not ban all these things and let's just all eat vegetables? If you eat Mc Donald's everyday of course you will get sick, like what that idiot guy from Supersize me did. With or without Mc Donald's there will still be Obese people, as this problem is not caused by fastfood but by individuals who have eating disorders.

    This. Well said noypikantoku. I personally haven't eaten at McDonalds for several decades, but that's just my preference. The people patting themselves on the back for hating McDonalds are ridiculous. I wish people would stop trying to control the choices of others.

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    hidingout

    I wonder the same thing semperfi. No chance that these two parties ever come to any resolution on this issue.

    Too bad they can't just leave it alone and spend their time working on something more profitable.

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan to resume 'comfort women' talks

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    hidingout

    OMG ... I cannot believe this senseless tragedy. Makes me sick to my stomach. RIP all those souls.

    I sure hope the Russians are not behind this. I had thought better of them than to target innocent civilians.

    Posted in: Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

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    hidingout

    China has pretty good diplomatic relationship with almost every other country, even the US.

    Dream on. PRC has zero friends. The have nations that are indebted to them or dependent on them for weapons (like DPRK and Pakistan). They also have criminal cohorts (like Zimbabwe). But they have no friends. What you mistake for 'pretty good diplomatic relations' is just other countries trying to be polite in the ever diminishing hope that one day PRC will turn away from its thug-like policies, its communist rhetoric, and its hatred of freedom.

    If you doubt any of that, please refer to the article currently on the top page of JT entitled "Hoping to project power, china finds itself alone". Alone. All alone. Utterly friendless. Here is the link:

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/opinions/view/hoping-to-project-power-china-finds-itself-alone

    Why you mention S. Korea for China not wanting to see Ape?

    Just a spelling mistake there, right john? No slur intended, right?

    Posted in: Japan seeks talks with China at November summit

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    hidingout

    Koreans object to seeing that flag

    Too bad for them. We can"t adjust our lives to fit in with every little thing the ROK "objects to" ... and Lord knows that's a lot of things.

    Posted in: Hotel in Seoul refuses to hold party by Japanese embassy for SDF

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    hidingout

    Do those friends include South Korea, North Korea and China?

    Obviously not. The belligerent attitude of SK and PRC was the very reason Mr Abe had to use the word "friends" in his speech instead of a more wide term including all Asian nations. You know you are sad and pitiful nation when you are less cooperative than the DPRK.

    Moreover, how much do you think they would spend if they could afford it, and the Americans weren't around?

    Still far less than the commies?

    There is a special place in Dante's Infero (sic) for liars and hypocrites like Abe.

    You have no evidence that Mr Abe is either a liar or a hypocrite. Commies like Xi on the other hand tell more lies before lunchtime than most people do in a lifetime.

    Posted in: Abe says horrors of war must never be repeated

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    hidingout

    Sick. Wasn't there a young lady a couple weeks ago that dismembered her cat and put it on weibo or something? What's with these people?

    That was in PRC.

    Posted in: Man posts live video of him drowning cat in Nagano river

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    hidingout

    I'd like to feel sorry for Apple ... but I can"t. Like many other greedy Western corporations they moved 99% of their manufacturing facilities to PRC in order to avoid standards of employee rights and environmental protection that have been hard won in the US and other free nations. They took this action solely to increase profits for themselves at the expense of the economy in the US and at the expense of of the well-being of their slave driven workers in PRC and at the expense of the environment.

    You dance with the devil don"t be surprised when he turns on you.

    Posted in: Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case

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    hidingout

    Gotta give Japan credit for saint like patience here. If I were running the country I'd have nothing to do with any representative of PRC.

    Posted in: Japan seeks talks with China at November summit

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    hidingout

    “I pledged in front of the spirits of the war dead that Japan wants to be a country that thinks about world peace with its friends in Asia and around the world.”

    Why am I not surprised that some of the usual suspects above aren't satisfied even when they get exactly what they want. This quote by Mr Abe and his visit to WW2 memorials should silence the critics. Of course it won't, because the critics aren't thinking with their brains when they accuse Japan of trying to foment trouble in the region. Rather they are thinking with their wounded pride and "lost face" of generations gone by. I fully expect to see Mr Abe called a "war monger" before this thread is done. Meanwhile PRC is making atom bomb jokes and paid trolls are justifying it. Sad and pathetic how some folks just refuse to see the facts in front of them.

    Its also worth noting that these comments by Mr Abe, and similar ones made in Australia, are almost word for word the same comments he made after his visit to Yasukuni shrine - proving once again that the people who work themselves into a froth over a visit to a shrine have no idea what they are talking about.

    Posted in: Abe says horrors of war must never be repeated

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