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marcelitoJul. 23, 2014 - 01:15PM JST
"terrorists who likely shot down the plane and then allowed the remains of innocent victims to rot in the sun for days, all the while allowing folks to loot their possessions and running amok over the crash site, "
When the rebels moved the bodies into a refrigerated train they were blasted for " moving and destroying evidence"...seems they are damned by the media whatever they do.
As for "looting possessions " - this claim by our western media was backed by a photo showing one of the rebels holding up a stuffed toy as a "trophy"....yet a full video of the event ( from which the still photo was taken ) is posted on the web showing the rebel actually holding up the toy, saying something to the effect of " the bastards who did this should take a good look at this ". Then he takes off his hat, bows his head and makes a sign of the cross to pay his respect. Of course that part of the video was not mentioned in western media. Quite different reality from the "outrageous looting " claims.
As I said before there are too many twists in this tragic story and it would be wise to wait for more irrefutable, verified evidence before making a judgment about who really is responsible for this and making them accountable for it.
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marcelitoJul. 22, 2014 - 03:37PM JST
I agree with those who suggest that people take their time before so assuredly assigning blame in this case.
I,m no defender of Russia but there are too many twits in this story...eg. why did the MA flight alter course and drop altitude to within the BUK missile range when the original flight plan ( 35 thousand feet would have been safe ), why was there a Ukranian fighter jet tracking the MA flight , why were there 3-4 Ukranian air defence battalions equipped with BUK missiles deployed near Donetsk held rebel area when the rebels have no airplanes...?
Here are some probing questions brought by the Russian side...http://rt.com/news/174496-malaysia-crash-russia-questions/..as always I think everyone should investigate the 2 sides of a story. Public opinion is a powerful weapon in war.
Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire
marcelitoJul. 18, 2014 - 03:31PM JST
People shouldn`t be so quick to pass judgment until the circumstances become clearer...
Breaking news on RT..."06:00 GMT:
The militias fighting in eastern Ukraine against the government troops have no weapons systems that could have shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane on Thursday, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, Vitaly Yaryoma, stated citing a military report submitted to President Petro Poroshenko.
Considering the high altitude the MH17 was flying, it could not have been taken down by a portable anti-aircraft missile or anti-aircraft cannon, which the Ukrainian militia have been using to attack Ukrainian military aircraft.
Earlier there were reports that the militia had captured a Buk missile launcher, which could have done it, but Kiev insisted that the system was out of order and could not be repaired by the militia.
Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine
marcelitoJul. 18, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
These are the same comments and findings that all these " study panels " and expert meetings have been producing for years and even decades yet as ever no meaningful ACTION is actually taken.
Just speeches and press releases about how the situation is bad and getting worse and steps such as A or B need to be taken to improve it, but no one in top level of govt .is actually legislating to TAKE the action steps.
You can bet that next year and the next and the next, the same soundbites will just be repeated ad nausea.
Stop talking and start DOING.
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marcelitoJul. 18, 2014 - 09:05AM JST
Obviously Ghosn is correct - going to 30% ratio in Japan in just a few years is just laughable ,pie in the sky soundbite politics on Abe`s part. Kudos for trying to improve the unbalance , but be a bit more realistic - if Japan gets near 10% in 6 years they will be doing well.
But hey , the boys can always form another "study panel, discussion group or an advisory body / institute " to "study" why the target wasnt achieved. Thatll keep the amakudari club happy.
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marcelitoJul. 18, 2014 - 08:59AM JST
OMG , this is terrible.
As to who is to blame, it would be wise not to jump to conclusions and blame it on one particular side immediately without proof.
It is not uncommon in armed conflicts to stage / blame ones action on the other side.
Time will tell.
Regardless, prayers to the victims of this tragedy.
marcelitoJul. 15, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
Interesting thinking outside the box by the marketing executive...pretty cool and for a good cause to boot.
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marcelitoJul. 10, 2014 - 10:02PM JST
If the girl is a Junior High school student the case should be clear cut....if they don't chuck him out of the police force for going to a love hotel with what a 13 year old, then I really don't know what Jcops need to do to get the boot.
I mean these guys are supposed to be the fine examples , out there to " protect and serve".
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marcelitoJul. 07, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
Indeed, the Abe,s facial expressions are priceless.
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marcelitoJul. 06, 2014 - 11:06AM JST
The ministry investigated 105 tax-funded organizations that had created their own yuru-kyara, and discovered “most of them had no clear purpose”, a finance ministry report said.
I think the one " clear purpose " these unnecessary mascots serve is to siphon public money off to the amakudari run useless organizations that create them. I agree they should keep a handful of the most successful ones and chop the rest. ( both the mascots and the " tax funded organizations" that run them.
Posted in: Hundreds of mascots face chop with finance ministry budget cuts
marcelitoJul. 03, 2014 - 08:06AM JST
What a fake.
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marcelitoJul. 03, 2014 - 08:05AM JST
" *Abe, who has long cherished a desire to beef up Japan’s armed forces, faced massive opposition from a population "
Oh really ? Just exactly how did this " massive opposition " from J population manifest itself?
Apart from a few thousand people peacefully demonstrating with placards in front of the diet one day before the law was passed ( which was obviously too little too late ). The opposition parties are hopeless , quiet and ineffective at the moment and 99% of the general population restricts its " opposition " to saying " no " when asked in an opinion survey. And most of those who bother to vote at an election will probably vote for Abe again because of the Abenomics propaganda machine. Sorry to say but there is no active " massive opposition "from population that Abe needs to worry about in this country. No wonder LDP does what it wants.
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marcelitoJul. 01, 2014 - 08:10AM JST
Whilst i applaud them for coming out to the street , just like the Fukushima anti nuclear protests , as long as the protesters obediently and orderly follow all the instructions given to them by the authorities , ie.. Don't stand here, keep this pavement / road clear, don,t cause any inconvenience to anyone or anything...the government will only ever pay them lip service and do what it wants anyway. An unfortunate fact of the matter is until they block a few roads and do cause a bit of " inconvenience" the govt. will not pay any attention to their opinions.
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marcelitoJul. 01, 2014 - 08:09AM JST
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marcelitoJun. 30, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
For once i gotta agree with ossan and oldman.
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marcelitoJun. 30, 2014 - 11:46AM JST
wtf - agreed.
The tax rise to 10 % is a forgone conclusion. LDP needs more revenue so it can funnel even more funds and tax cuts to its business cronies. "Average Taro we humbly ask for your understanding and please bend over some more , thank you very much ".
Whatever happened to cutting wasteful government spending and the number of useless politicians as was promised? Oh yeah, right , this is LDP.
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marcelitoJun. 27, 2014 - 08:56AM JST
ROFL - thats it - Ishihara has officialy lost it.
Will someone buy him a pair of white shoes and ship him out to some tropical retirement paradise like Senkakus already. This is just too funny :)
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marcelitoJun. 26, 2014 - 02:56PM JST
Damn idiot /s.
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marcelitoJun. 26, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
jerseyboy - you beat me to it and i agree with you wholeheartedly.
Japan`s politicians and business leaders could learn a lot from Zaccheroni about accepting responsibility and manning up. Good luck to him.
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marcelitoJun. 25, 2014 - 11:20AM JST
Right on - so far Abes "womenomics" is just all talk and soundbites with no real action.
i mean they dont even want to fire this Suzuki clown and find the other people that heckled her,
just hoping that one fake apology will be enough for this to blow over.
s "womenomics" is just all talk and soundbites with no real action.
i mean they don
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