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samwattersMay. 30, 2016 - 03:12PM JST
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samwattersMay. 30, 2016 - 07:50AM JST
@Yoshitsune. Fair enough. Enjoy yourself. Perhaps you should open up your home to some of the migrants. Either way I think we are done.
samwattersMay. 30, 2016 - 07:45AM JST
@Yubaru. I was thinking the same thing. As a matter of fact I am beginning to wonder if there aren't counter-agents in the so-called "opposition parties" who are actually working for the LDP or maybe every one of these political clowns are in the same party and all of the wrangling is just a distraction so they can keep on feathering their own nests. How can these people not see that Abe WANTS a double election?
Posted in: Opposition demands Abe's resignation over possible tax hike deferral
samwattersMay. 29, 2016 - 06:30PM JST
"Again, Muslims do generally assimilate. The vast majority do."
You're wrong. But let's assume that only 1% of the Muslims are radicals. That means with 2 billion followers there are 20 million people who want to kill you in the name of Allah. I think that should justify some concern.
"And again, what is your reasoning or evidence that they want to convert others to Islam?"
The proliferation of mosques and violent protests and spreading of Shariah law in other countries. Remember, these are people leaving their countries because of religious persecution; these are Muslims leaving Islamic countries and then trying to recreate the same conditions in the countries they have immigrated to.
"I have never seen, experienced, or even heard of Muslims proselytising in countries they have emigrated to."
Then you live under a rock because it's happening all around. Again, maybe not in Japan because the Japanese police force won't tolerate it. Get on the net (and not just this predominately Left-wing site) and check out Muslims in France, Sweden, Dearborn Michigan, etc.
samwattersMay. 29, 2016 - 02:23PM JST
@Yoshitsune. Based on your name, I have to assume you live in Japan. If I am correct then when you say "Christian" you are likely talking about the Jehovoh's Witnesses or the Mormons. Both groups sometimes irritate me (I am an atheist) but both groups also respect my wishes when I say "not interested" so we can practice mutual tolerance. Muslims---you are correct that I was referring to Muslims---do not generally tolerate other religions or non-practitioners of Islam. Now, Muslims are not really aggressive in Japan but that is not because Islam necessarily is a religion on peace but rather because the Japanese police have less tolerance for the radicals in society. Left-leaning societies (France, Sweden, etc.) with high Muslim migration are having serious problems as these people (Muslims) do not generally assimilate and want to convert others to Islam.
samwattersMay. 29, 2016 - 12:47PM JST
@Strangerland. Yes, it works in those places because the people who are migrating there are willing to assimilate but there is one group that upon arriving in another country immediately tries to convert that country into the country from which they fled. As I wrote earlier ask France and Germany (and throw in Sweden while you're at it) to see how it's going.
samwattersMay. 29, 2016 - 08:56AM JST
"Ever thought of being a good role model and learning from others mistakes?"
@Tiger. I am learning from the mistakes of others, namely France and Germany. Ask them how your utopia of multiculturalism is working out and get back to me.
samwattersMay. 29, 2016 - 08:51AM JST
@BernieWooster. So simple and yet so powerful. Well said.
Posted in: Abe looks at postponing sales tax hike until Oct 2019
samwattersMay. 28, 2016 - 11:52PM JST
@Tiger. Again you do not understand; Islam is not a race, it's a religion.
"You clearly said that there are plenty of Islamic nations in the world for muslims to live in. A big back-pedal now though eh. After I reminded you that if we organised the demographics back to the original lands of religion then there would be a mass Christian/ Catholic traffic jam on the road back to Israel. Huge amount of back-pedalling."
Didn't backpeddle on jack. I'm from the US; that country is open to anyone who believes in freedom for themselves and others but is NOT open to those who wish to force their beliefs on others.
samwattersMay. 28, 2016 - 11:14PM JST
"I mean the media and everyday Japanese people. Japanese seem to want to know where and how their taxes are being spent, whereas in the U.S. nobody knows/cares because once its taken, its impossible to trace"
@5petals. Interesting point (and a good point in my opinion). I would just point out, though, that Donald Trump has a pretty good chance of winning the presidency due mainly to the intense hatred of career politicians but average US citizens.
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samwattersMay. 28, 2016 - 11:06PM JST
"A mature educated nation is one which allows the practice of any religion."
Um, how many Christian churches in Islamic countries? Any synagogues near Mecca. (Full disclosure; I am an atheist so I don't care but I can always be tolerant of those who are tolerant of others).
"Christianity and Catholicism began in Bethlehem/ Nazareth/ Jerusalem. In your opinion we (white/ western/ anglo saxon) should maybe return to our homeland in the middle east.."
Didn't say it, don't think it. But I do believe that if you are a Muslim and you have problems with free speech, equal rights for women and want Shariah Law...well...yeah...stay in the crappy country you are coming from. There is no room for you in our country if the above description fits you and you won't get an apology for it. Try not to wet the bed tonight before you go to sleep.
samwattersMay. 28, 2016 - 05:52PM JST
@5petals. I'm not sure how Masazoe---or any of the other countless swine in government---will be held accountable. I have never heard of anyone having to go to jail or losing their job. They may pay some of the money back---maybe---but it's never the full amount. I guess having to stand in front of a mic and pretend to be sorry is punishment of a sort.
samwattersMay. 28, 2016 - 05:32PM JST
Islam is not a race therefore there is no racism occuring. As far as people claiming Muslims only wanting a place to practice their religion, I say there are more than a enough Islamic countries to chose from. In response to those who say those countries are not nice places to live I wil say that the reason for those places being so awful is Islam. People wondering why other countries are reluctant to import Islam into their country should consider these points.
samwattersMay. 28, 2016 - 05:25PM JST
@5petals. Please tell me your post is intended to be satire!
samwattersMay. 26, 2016 - 04:48PM JST
@kurisupu. Removing yourself from a stalker is hard when the stalker follows you one way or another. I think the point many of us are making is that there really isn't a LEGAL way to deal with stalkers until you are attacked.
Posted in: What is the most effective legal way to deal with stalkers?
samwattersMay. 26, 2016 - 07:59AM JST
@Strangerland. I'll have to take your word for it---and you're probably right---but I have never seen nor heard a story that in essence says "Cops arrest stalker before violent act." Again, it may happen but I would bet the number pales in comparison to young ladies like the idol who was stabbed numerous times a few days ago. My point is not to bash the cops---they do a good job in most cases and are often hamstrung in others---but to highlight the abundance of rights the stalker has while the woman is often left fending for herself. Men need to get it through their heads that "no means no" and after a man has been told no that the woman has the right to use whatever means necessary to protect herself.
samwattersMay. 26, 2016 - 12:26AM JST
"What is the most effective legal way to deal with stalkers?"
Wish society was more concerned with the rights of those who are stalked than those who stalking and therefore breaking the law. In response to the question you cannot legally stop a stalker because it is almost impossible to legally prove to a law enforcement officer that the stalker is doing anything that warrants intervention. This site has hosted many stories of women who complained about harrassement from former boyfriends, etc. who wouldn't accept "no" and the police didn't do anything until the woman was stabbed or killed. The stalkers know that they can get away with stalking and so they do stalk.
samwattersMay. 25, 2016 - 07:40AM JST
Translation: Abe is going to call a snap election because "he has to" which will allow him to consolidate his power to the point that he can amend the Constitution and then raise taxes without cutting government spending and/or staff one jot. And when the economy collapses, he and the rest of these born-on-third-base fools will shrug their shoulders and say "who coulda known?"
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samwattersMay. 20, 2016 - 08:13AM JST
Ignore them. Kamei is a loon and the nut behind him needs no introduction.
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samwattersMay. 19, 2016 - 12:34PM JST
The inventor/founder of Nissan created CupNoodle so poor people would be able to find food to eat. He certainly has a market now.
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