presto345's past comments

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    presto345

    Percentages, numbers speak for themselves. They don't deceive. Gun related deaths in the US may seem low percentage wise, nevertheless high for a developed nation, each shooting fatality is one too many. The perception that lethal weapons are recreational tools or can be owned for protection based on an ancient provision in an ancient document is false. Responsible gun owners can and do turn into irresponsible gun owners with an irreversible outcome. Remove that chance. Rewrite (amend) the ancient promise.

    Posted in: Nine dead after Missouri mass murder

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    He's been fattening up in preparation for the war.

    Posted in: N Korean leader tells army to prepare for war

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    Realizing self-driving in Japan is no easy task the way roads are laid out in this country and the unbelievable amount of obstacles lining them. To make the roads safer and reduce the number of fatalities I wonder if an interim technology could not be developed that forces drivers to stop at red lights and pedestrian crossings.

    Posted in: 3 Japanese automakers to jointly work on self-driving car technology

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    Where is the sport in all this protesting, demanding, deliberating, threatening, complaining? Oh, yeah, THAT is the sport.

    Posted in: Attention European leagues - it's the World Cup

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    Were these telephone poles or electric poles? Do the telephone companies have dedicated poles or do they use the power companies' poles?

    Posted in: 43-year-old woman arrested for spraying graffiti on over 200 telephone poles

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    South Korea legalizes adultery

    Poor choice of words. It sounds like the law sanctions, authorizes adultery. What it means, of course, is that the act is decriminalized.

    Posted in: South Korea legalizes adultery

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    Tourists, whatever kind of tourism they are into, or whatever countries they are from, do not always know how to 'properly' behave in their host countries. Most of them do not mean to be rude, unruly or disrespectful. Western European countries welcome the tourists from the east for the money they spend while in private you hear people grumbling about the way the tourists behave. When in Rome do as the Romans do can not always be followed to the letter. Let's cut the Chinese tourists some slack, appreciate their custom and the fact they will take home some impressions of a Japan that is not exactly like their leaders want them to believe.

    Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan

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    already becoming tired by series 3.

    I got tired much earlier.

    Posted in: On eve of season three, 'House of Cards' stands tall

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    Maybe the view is different from up there on your high horse.

    Funny how the idiom is conveniently used by those who show arrogance themselves.

    Posted in: South Africa slams newspaper column praising apartheid

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    presto345

    A fine collection of anti-Japan comments under this topic. I could not detect anything which would contribute in creating a better Japan. Writers must feel better after venting their frustrations that Japan is not like their perfect native countries.

    Posted in: South Africa slams newspaper column praising apartheid

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    Nigelboy: So it's your belief he no intension of going, just because he told the truth?

    I understand you, but, Sugimoto looks like he wants attention, challenges his freedom to travel to a war zone that promises to execute Japanese. This is not about his truth.

    Posted in: Photographer says barring him from Syria sets a bad precedent

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    While I respect anyone's opinion on the matter, history teaches that attraction to same sex existed since the beginning of times, the beginning of records of human behavior. A behavior that is there not only among humans but also among any kind of other biological species. We are not about to regulate what the birds, bees, flowers and other biological species do in their free time and neither should we for those other creatures that populate the earth, called humans. Humans are clustered in groups in continents, countries, cultures, religions that impose their often stilted rules on them. Rules based on misconceptions, selfishness, ignorance. Denying same sex partners to bond as in a marriage of not-same-sex marriage and not allowing them the same right as heterosexuals is blind and discriminatory. Fortunately some countries are beginning to realize that.

    Posted in: What's your stance on same-sex marriages?

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    The dude had no intention of going. If he was really serious about going . . . [read what nigelboy wrote]

    Exactly. Why would he announce his intentions if it wasn't to create problems, to see how the government would react, would they wish him well, only warn him and remind him of what happened to his peers, or try to stop him? Getting attention is what he was after most of all. Jerk.

    Posted in: Photographer says barring him from Syria sets a bad precedent

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    who are these freaks telling people what to do

    Who are you implying are the freaks really?

    Posted in: Photographer says barring him from Syria sets a bad precedent

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    In US, many health conciencious consumers are switching back to butter from margarine for toast.

    Interesting. I quote from Jean Harper's book:

    It's almost incredible that Americans' number one source of fat is margarine. Perhaps that helps explain why we are number seventeen among nations in life expectancy. Margarine in the United States is also the prime carrier of trans fatty acids that make cells so grotesque they cannot function normally. A Harvard study by Dr. Willet found that women who ate tour or more teaspoons of margarine a day had a 66% higher risk of heart disease than women who ate less than one teaspoon a month. A Greek study found that cooking with margarine increased the risk of heart disease by nearly 90%. Dr. Willet's studies also suggest that women who eat high levels of trans fatty acids are more vulnerable to breast cancer and men to prostate cancer. And, of course, anything that burdens the body with more free radicals is responsible for a much longer list of sins, including premature aging.

    As a matter of fact my American friends quit eating margarine about 40 years ago, and yes, it takes time for the word to spread it seems.

    Finally, I am led to believe that extra virgin oil is perfect for stir frying

    And why is canola oil bad for you? Read here: http://www.undergroundhealth.com/why-you-should-really-stay-away-from-canola-oil/

    Posted in: The fat fight: Study fuels row over UK, U.S. diet guidelines

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    presto345

    The fat fight isn't going to be over for a long time to come. A low fat diet generally is not a good idea. A bit of shortening in your cookies won't harm you, unless you insist on binging on them [cookies]. "there is now mounting evidence that eating some saturated fats may actually help you lose weight and be good for the heart." quote from a recent article and here is the link:http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29616418

    The bottom line as always is eat a variety of foods in moderation. If you are serious about your health think about the obesity rates in the US (>30%) and the UK (>23%), for example, and compare them with the much lower rates in Vietnam (1.7%) and Japan (4%) and wonder why. [The numbers may be slightly off, please don't hold me accountable]

    Posted in: The fat fight: Study fuels row over UK, U.S. diet guidelines

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    The man knocked her down, removed her underwear and then fled, police said.

    What an unbelievable piece of work. Now try to imagine it happened to someone close to you. No 'clever' remarks would be forthcoming.

    Posted in: Man accosts woman walking home and steals her underwear

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    presto345

    Tsipras said the country intended to honor its debts.

    How? No austerity? No new bailout?

    Posted in: Greece says no to bailout extension; pledges to honor debts

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    presto345

    researchers surveyed approximately 50 foreign men who had been living in Japan for at least a year regarding what they think about Japanese women

    Wow, 50, yes, fifty men. Now that is causing a stir. The opinions of these men and add to that the voices of the JT contributors. Together they paint a myopic and unfair picture of the way Japanese women walk, talk and behave.In settings where the women are no more than observed strangers, companions, temporary casual friends, hostesses. The negative criticism is just an indication of the narrow horizon shown by some and lack of awareness of women's peculiarities in one's home countries. Please go easy on this subject and show some respect.

    Posted in: The No. 1 thing that foreign men find 'not so kawaii' about Japanese women

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