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praackJun. 17, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
used to be the us needed the wiretap to get the records and the phone message
now they don't need the wiretap to get the phone records
with the internet it is even different- since that is not considered phone conversation- so everything is up for grabs.
I do not go for the need to sift through billions of phone numbers/message points/photo's from face book etc each day for a dozen saves. especially when they wish to start storing the information for better sifting and storing - thus the new data center being built.
i do not like becoming a suspect just because i live, which is what the program has as the base premise.
Posted in: U.S. intelligence chief: Surveillance programs disrupted attacks
praackJun. 13, 2013 - 11:08AM JST
it is a shame- he was trying to speak english instead of through his interpreter- many individuals in the UN use the interpreter but then are accused of not speaking the truth- because they are not using English.
he tried was baited and now he will probably lose his position- yet he should not be shamed
and as for the island nation of the Mauritius making complaints on the Japanese legal system- i am surprised they are so sure of other countries such as Russia, Iran and such- oh wait - they do allow better legal representation before they send you to gulag or other punishment..... you don';t really get a fair trial though
Posted in: Japan's U.N. envoy under fire for telling other diplomats to shut up
praackJun. 12, 2013 - 06:25AM JST
well the US safety sheets do remark on eye irritation and respiratory issues if in direct contact for short periods of time
so though there will probably not be any lasting issues- they were exposed and did suffer an adverse event - and felt the affects
Posted in: 24 children injured after tanker splashes them with chemical liquid
praackJun. 12, 2013 - 06:21AM JST
sony remains region free on video games, xbox is continuing to region lock their games, sony came in 100 dollars cheaper- they say they can do it- Xbox did the same thing with their launch of the 360 but removed components (remember finding out how much a wifi module or hard drive cost?)
some people are complaining that the eye is not as good as the kinect - i say why bother- i never used the eye for gaming anyway- and xbox one has to have it attached and it has to be on. even low power mode is on.
sony will allow games to be lent and traded- i like that - i tried out several games and then bought them
xbox- one time only - limited time
sorry - it really looks like sony did the right thing this time and microsoft took the wrong step
Posted in: Sony pulls back curtain on new PS4 console
praackJun. 10, 2013 - 10:40PM JST
President Obama ran on a platform that included dismantling this database (prism) , stop the collection widespread collection of phone records of people who have not committed any crime and to close Guantánamo Bay.
he is in his second term, Guantanamo is under a hunger strike- with no closure in sight - but he is sorry,
He defends the collection of Prism data (so all your photos and dreams go through his filters) - but it is necessary
He defends the phone records he collects of innocents - because it is also necessary ( but he might be a little sorry)
and he defends the abrogation of the first amendment by getting thier phone records too -and he is not sorry there
Absolute power the saying goes - I am so sorry but it looks like he fell to the temptation
Posted in: Obama's overdue reckoning on secrecy
praackJun. 10, 2013 - 10:32PM JST
thought i was in california for a second - all the bleach bottle blond girls.....
Posted in: Girls, girls, girls
praackJun. 10, 2013 - 10:30PM JST
Wow Jamie Tran- still fighting the fight of the 60's good for the Party I see!
old wars are just that old wars - good to digest and view from the - what would happen if we had done this= perspective.
but little to no relevance now.
Amphibious training for Japan a Nation of Islands with Islands in dispute is good= in the Asian/Pacific theater that will come in handy for relief and for defense purposes.
if you are really looking for aggression- you build out your special forces, your airborne, your stealth capability, your carriers (oh wait- japan only has one Airborne, no Stealth or aircraft Carriers,, China does hmmmm) just sayin.....
Posted in: Japan to hold unprecedented military exercise in U.S.
praackJun. 08, 2013 - 11:31PM JST
So the second half is upstairs off duty and asleep, the first half is off patrolling and the Koban is broken into,. Even if the second was awake - they are upstairs and would probably not make it downstairs in time.
not really any fault to the police really, quite a bit of courage (probably a bit of alcohol behind it ) with the thief though.;
Posted in: Police koban door smashed, baton stolen while officer sleeps
praackJun. 07, 2013 - 10:25PM JST
what bothers me is that Apple is defending the practice- and wishes for reinstatement- in years past if a company was caught with it's fingers in the till they stopped the practice.
in Apple's case they push on - claiming all is right in the world- that people should be left with no choices- that the company is always right - that rules are meant to be broken for the right of APPLE
then we - the consumer- go out and buy another apple product......
Posted in: Apple clashes with Amazon in e-book case
praackJun. 07, 2013 - 10:16PM JST
i love it- you put an alien in the story to try to put to rest the ills and travails of the world for casting- yet allow the person to address all the faults from the writers perspectives- so you have episodes on global warming, frank commentary on the US during the gulph war, support for gay rights - strong support for women in power -
and it all comes down to how to take an alien and make them human to follow our need for current social more' justice
he's an alien - it's a tv show- and he is hitting everything on the checklist people- don't destroy a good show
Posted in: Should Dr Who be regenerated as a Time Lady?
praackMay. 23, 2013 - 02:53AM JST
wandering spirit maybe?
Posted in: Man calls police to report dumping a body 2 years ago
praackMay. 23, 2013 - 02:48AM JST
I never really understood the need for a cell phone to be active during school anyway- or the need of it being physically on the student's person during class.
i don't care if we are in the electronic world- these are middle and high school- where are they going? if the parent's need them they can talk to the school admins first.
Posted in: Phone app ‘Line’ under fire from school after incidents of bullying
praackMay. 08, 2013 - 09:26PM JST
china believes that Japan will never scrap the constitution imposed by the US on it when the war was lost= they believe the Japanese lost all will to fight and are the perfect whipping post for the region.
i am not quite sure that is true however, but China will push,
I will say this- if the Senkaku islands go to China -the military base that will be built there will place the Okinawan bases in jeopardy - thus pressing the US to consider moving them and weakening the treaty
china does nothing without a reason
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
praackMay. 05, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
many thanks for the comments- very "extreme" in nature, say what you may but you would need to live in the United States and not just in a large city like new york.
you would also need to understand the constitution and bill of rights as well as how laws are created in this land
if the people (including our lawmakers) wished it- they could amend the bill of rights and remove the amendment- then easily add any law they wish.
then again - if the lawyers and lawmakers wished it- they would apply the laws in place and a lot of people would be in jail for breaking current gun laws. However current gun laws are federal - and usually plea bargained away by state and local prosecutors ( check it out it is true)
and the nra is not made of extremists and crazies - just like the republican party is not either- but when there is a wish for politics- everything is slanted a bit to show only the individual with extreme ideas or to take a single Quote from someones 45 minute speech
such a shame
Posted in: NRA chief: We will never surrender our guns
praackMay. 03, 2013 - 12:58PM JST
bullying is a tough one to crack, parents tell the child to stand up to them and the bully will go away ( i see that here too). telling teachers and all only gets you a brief respite if your are injured - otherwise you are told: Stand up to them - they will stop.
I was bullied from 7- 11th grade, every day i fought and lost, started with 3 ended with a gang of 14. my brother would not help because i was not accepted and he was.
so i fought and lost and the bullies kept coming back
they actually enjoyed beating me- even though they took an odd punch now and then - with that many they could subdue me quick.
so yeah- we need a better way to handle it- but you cannot blame the kid
Posted in: Mother of suicide boy files slander charge against 3 bullies
praackMay. 03, 2013 - 12:49PM JST
isoducky - it would be ok if the film changes only affected a local market- but it does not- do we need to change plot items to make China look better? do we need to remove China or Chinese from a scene because it might cause problems in the future- and no one wishes to shoot extra scenes?
this causes a story to be rewritten before it is shot, it causes self censorship, this occured quite a lot in Japan when the concern was whether a film would get past both the US and the Japan censors in the 1948-58 period. a lot of film never got shot just in case someone would get upset.
The Chinese need to grow up a little - perhaps we all do.....
Posted in: 'Iron Man' shows Hollywood's bent to take on China censors' steely grip
praackApr. 25, 2013 - 10:38PM JST
. the mother of a 28 year old is not someone who should be held responsible- She cannot be reasonablly expected even in Japan to 100% stop someone from doing something they feel obligated to do.
he is going to jail and rightfully so- but now she is being made to pay- not really the correct thing to do. it was really the employer who knew of the illness and the employee who was at fault.
People who are epileptic can drive, if they are under control with medication for at least a year. there are guidleines. that can be put in place and be enforced
Posted in: Mother, employer of epileptic crane driver ordered to pay compensation over fatal accident
praackApr. 20, 2013 - 10:58PM JST
really? for the few the majority must fall? is that your take? in all this embittered battle the majority stays mainly quiet and does not speak in shouts and protests.
the salt lake council is one of the largest in the nation- it is the weather stone - so though the gay front has the ear of the press it does not really have the majority ear
it is the same for gay marriage as well- the polls do not reflect the majority focusing on select subsets of people to get their results
Posted in: Boy Scouts of America propose to lift ban for youth members
praackApr. 20, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
happens in the states as well= postal work is a place people gravitate to thinking it will be a good job, meeting people, people being nice to them etc
but the burden of delivering on time every day no matter what the weather is like is very stressful. if you do not- well there goes advancements, bonus etc.
and postal workers are usually the first to take a cut in workforce- even if that means just not filing a position when it comes open and spreading more work across the remaining workers.
eventually they crack, and of course diverting the mail- even a store circular- is a crime. so unlike a corporate job where we would place such a person into counseling a postal worker is arrested and jailed.
now that person will have a arrest and conviction record- will never get good job, probably lose their house, probably their husband...... such a shame
Posted in: Ex-post office delivery woman indicted for stealing 2,100 items of mail
praackApr. 20, 2013 - 04:59AM JST
i guess the question is - does the person need to sue to receive benefits like counseling as a lay judge? or is this a case of training being available for the normal judges but not the lay judges
if all it is is a case of someone not realizing the stress of the job then it is wrong to sue - if it is a case of needing the benefits or training normal judges have then yes it is fine to sue until the system places the proper benefit /training in place
Posted in: Female lay judge to sue over stress caused by crime scene photos
Jun. 20, 2013 - 11:46AM JST
Shinjuku No YajuJun. 20, 2013 - 11:15AM JST
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SuperLibJUN. 20, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
Don't get involved. Let them kill each other.
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JustPassinByJun. 20, 2013 - 09:12AM JST
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Jun. 20, 2013 - 11:44AM JST
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