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sfjp330Aug. 21, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Annually, 7,000 blacks are murdered in the U.S. However, 98 percent of the murder is blacks killing each other. And the cops? only two percent? Where do you think the real problem is?
Posted in: Holder says he understands mistrust of police, pledges top investigators for Ferguson
sfjp330Aug. 21, 2014 - 08:10AM JST
luvjpfamAug. 21, 2014 - 12:31AM JST Back people are targets. We are born targets. I had a friend who got roughed up by a cop 'cause he "fit the description". Turns out he wasn't the culprit, fancy that.
Yes, targets of what? Annually, 7,000 blacks are murdered in the U.S. However, 98 percent of the murder is blacks killing each other. And the cops? only two percent? Where do you think the real problem is? Single parents?
Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues
sfjp330Aug. 20, 2014 - 08:21AM JST
Pachinko is the game from the past. Every year, fewer and fewer people are playing and young people are simply not playing. The payouts are too small to take it seriously.
Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness
sfjp330Aug. 20, 2014 - 07:08AM JST
flowersAug. 20, 2014 - 05:14AM JST “trade between Japan and China is expected to grow this year for the first time in three years, but won't likely reach the level before a territorial dispute erupted in 2012. Japanese exports to China grew 2.5% to $78 billion in the first half of 2014 from the same period a year earlier,
You know the reason right? It's just illusion by Japan printing more money and making yen weaker. The exchange rate from two years ago was around 80 yen per dollar, and now it's around 102 yen per dollar. It just make Japan export cheaper.
Posted in: No. of Japanese living in China drops 10% amid island dispute
sfjp330Aug. 20, 2014 - 06:43AM JST
yabits Aug. 20, 2014 - 05:15AM JST This is a foolish and untrue statement. Johnson claims the police officer fired while Brown was running away. The shot may have missed. The medical examiner asserted that one shot could have come from behind, the arm being very mobile. Why are you asserting that forensics proved that was not true when the examiner (Dr. Baden) definitely counted it as a possibility?
There were three witnesses who said that Brown was fleeing with his “hands up”: Dorian Johnson, Tiffany Mitchell, and Piaget Crenshaw. All three also had another element of their story in common: they said that Brown was shot from behind.
According to Dorian Johnson, Wilson pulled Brown and him over to the side of the road, where he then attempted to pull the 6’4”, 300 lb. Brown through the window of his patrol vehicle. Johnson stated, “The second time he says, ‘I’ll shoot,’ a second later the gun went off and he let go. That’s how we were able to run at the same time.” “The officer pursued Brown and fired another shot, which struck Brown in the back.”
Similarly, Mitchell stated that Wilson “was trying to pull him in” to the car. She added that after a shot went off, Brown ran. She then stated that after Brown ran perhaps 20 feet, “Michael jerks his body, as if he’s been hit.”
Crenshaw tells the same story: she says, “I saw the police chase him…down the street and shoot him down.” Both Crenshaw and Mitchell say that when Brown turned around, Wilson continued firing.
The autopsy released on Monday demonstrated that Brown was not in fact shot in the back. He had no wounds to the back whatsoever, despite Brown family attorney Daryl Parks allegedly lying in his press conference that it was “clear” that “the direction of the bullet was in a back-to-front direction.” That prompted Crenshaw to change her story on CNN regarding Brown being shot in the back.
And Dorian Johnson’s story was chock full of holes. It somehow neglected the fact that he and Brown allegedly participated in a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store shortly before they were pulled over by Officer Wilson. Johnson also said that after Brown was shot and “fell dramatically into the fatal position,” he was “hurt…I could see it in his eyes. It was definitely like being shot like an animal.” Dr. Michael Baden, who performed an autopsy for the family, stated clearly that Brown did not feel pain after he was shot in the head.
sfjp330Aug. 20, 2014 - 04:33AM JST
Johnson claims his friend was shot in the back. Forensics prove that was not true. He also made the claim that Brown never went for the officer’s gun. If that were true, how did he get shot in the arm? Had the first shot been to the head, Brown would have been unable to run away as Johnson claims. If he was trying to reach the officer’s gun, he would have been hit in the arm.
Baden determined that the fatal shot to Brown was made as his head was down. Now, as you read this, stand up and pretend you are running at someone. You head is facing down.
Another thing, who in their right mind would fire at Brown while they are holding him by the neck? He’d be more likely to hit himself than he would have hitting Brown.
sfjp330Aug. 20, 2014 - 04:01AM JST
Japanese business influence in China has start to decline. Trade between China and Japan has been decreasing for the past three years. Japan is always a convenient target for the Chinese government to use to divert domestic anger and Japanese firms’ space in China could be limited in the future. Compared to the political values, the trade values with Japan are secondary. China would be willing to accept substantial reduction in trade with Japan before it would back down. Japan has tol increase its investment in Vietnam and other economies and they will accelerate their strategy of diversifying investments to the rest of Asia. However, it’s hard for Japanese exports to move totally away from China and it’s hard for Chinese OEMs to move totally away from Japanese components.
sfjp330Aug. 16, 2014 - 07:42AM JST
Jay Wilson Aug. 15, 2014 - 05:13PM JST Is there proof of this other than Wikipedia? And how can Putin reinstate the 1956 offer when Moscow said that as long as the US military is in Japan, they will not give back any of the islands?
Is there proof that he didn't? Regardless, the two islands that is mentioned represent ony 7 percent of the land space.
Posted in: Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
Bear27840Aug. 15, 2014 - 09:21AM JST What is wrong with a person going to pay respect to a possible family member who had died in a war? EVERY country has a place a person can go to for the war dead and pay their respect or pray for them. EVEN China and South Korea have such places and with the dead in them that might have done unspeakable crimes to the prisoners or even their own people. No country is without sin in times of warfare NO country. Even those countries that won mercilessly slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.
Maybe millions of Japanse citizens still believe in what Abe and 168 of these Japan lawmakers who visited Yasukuni support for the past action by their military. In 1937 Japanese soldiers systematically raped, tortured and murdered estimated more than 300,000 civilians. This was more than killed in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, and more than the combined civilian losses of Britain, France and Belgium in the whole of WWII.
The real message of the war criminals being enshrined at Yasukuni is that no matter what you do, no matter how much suffering you inflict, if you have Japanese blood in your veins you are ok. On the other hand if you are foreigner, no matter how much they have suffered it is not important, you are not Japanese. Considering the suffering inflicted on neighboring Asian countries by Japan is it so hard to call them the 'invasions' that they are rather than 'advances'? If Hiroshima and Nagasaki are crimes then surely Japan's wartime actions are also crimes, why is it so easy for Japanese people to acknowledge A-bomb victims and so hard to acknowledge Asian victims of Japan's wartime aggression? Simple, The A-bomb victims were Japanese and therefore important and the others were foreign and therefore less than human and unimportant. That is the underlying fact that is hard to move beyond that for Japan.
Posted in: Dozens of politicians visit Yasukuni shrine; Abe sends ritual offering
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
nigelboy Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:57AM JST Does it matter? Unless we're mind readers, all of us are simply speculating. 69 years since the end of war. 30 plus years and 26 visits by the Japanese PM since the enshrinnent of so-called "Class A"
It seems to matter to your Emperor. Even Emperor Hirohito stopped visiting Yasukuni after 1978 because the shrine had been tainted by the presence of the Class A war criminals. His son, current Emperor Akihito, has maintained the imperial embargo on visits. Yasukuni issue might be more of a exaggerated politics from China, but the reality is, it continues to open the wounds from WWII. If
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:56AM JST
Jay Wilson Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:41AM JST Does anyone here actually think that Russia will EVER return any of the islands back to Japan?
Yes. In 2006, then-President Putin reinstated the 1956 Soviet offer of two of the four territories. The Japanese replied that they would only accept all of the islands. Putin retorted that Russia would now give the Japanese no territory. These actions moved the two parties back to their original positions.
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
strangerland Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:04AM JST They go to pray to the dead, which include the war criminals.
Yasukuni is not about dignified homage, it is about scoring political points and drawing attention to revisionist history. The only thing that Japan’s modern reactionaries regret about the war is defeat, and they are still fighting an uphill battle against Japanese public opinion to justify wartime Japan’s “noble mission.” No amount of sanitizing will change that. The only way to end the controversy is to impose a moratorium on visits to Yasukuni by any serving Cabinet minister. If Abe is truly looking for a new beginning for Japan’s relations with its neighbors, that’s where he should start.
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 08:14AM JST
J-Police still have lax hiring practices and the even more lax punishment for police who commit crimes. NPA needs to raise the bar for police job qualifications. It's a very sad state of affairs when Police that are suppose to protect you is riddled with misconduct. Maybe hiring some foreign police men would help; it's obvious the Police in Japan can't look after themselves. They still deserve the jail time when its proven they are guilty.
Posted in: Osaka police sergeant arrested for putting smartphone between woman's legs on train
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 07:40AM JST
Japan today is a democracy and it has elected leaders. It has reasonable levels of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc. China, run by the CCP, has none of this. Where the Chinese see the Japanese as devils, and a hated ethnic group, the Americans see a people who have overcome massive destruction and defeat to rebuild and come back, not as a militaristic dictatorship or empire, but as a democracy. They have redeemed themselves. Americans feel an emotional attachment to that, same as in South Korea.
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 05:28AM JST
There are so few women programmers compared to men. In 1984, 37% of Computer Science degrees were awarded to women. In 2013 only about 20% of all U.S. computer programmers are female. These companies only want to hire best available candidates.
Posted in: Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men
sfjp330Aug. 15, 2014 - 05:07AM JST
Surviving American military who served in the Pacific and observers repeatedly expressed astonishment at the concept of the kamikaze bombers, considering it an extreme anomaly of human behavior. They never pause to compare such heroic behavior with that of the young U.S. Marines and soldiers who waded ashore. For some reason, we cannot equate this in any form with the sacrifice the volunteer Japanese kamikaze pilots made to destroy their opponents. In other words, there is little difference in what the soldiers of each side underwent. There are only differences in perceptions. At the time, people in the U.S. were taught to accept that the Asian people held life cheaply, not only the lives of others, but also those of their own. Although behaviors differ within cultures, basic human emotions remain very much the same, no matter the group.
Posted in: Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young
sfjp330Aug. 14, 2014 - 07:08AM JST
Town of Ferguson with 21,000 people with majority who are black has total of 53 officers, and only 3 black officers? Sounds like equal opportunity for the town.
Posted in: Obama urges calm after Missouri teen's fatal shooting by police
sfjp330Aug. 14, 2014 - 06:46AM JST
JoeBigs Aug. 14, 2014 - 06:32AM JST You end your post with a claim that the Russian military is going to save the poor innocent people of Ukraine? That is a hoot!
But this whole situation was the West’s problem and no-one else’s. No-one else could act. Not the United Nations, paralyzed by Russia’s veto power and by China’s disinclination to take on international responsibility. The BRICS remained silent and so did the G-20.
Posted in: Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of 'invasion pretext'
sfjp330Aug. 14, 2014 - 06:17AM JST
OssanAmerica Aug. 14, 2014 - 05:23AM JST Wrong. Japan did not "suddenly start a war". Multiple western nations including Russia and Japan had troops in China to quell the Boxer Rebellion in1900. Afterwards while other nations pulled out their troops, Russia kept theirs in Manchuria with the goal of securing Port Arthur as a second warm water port besides Vladivostock.
Then can you tell me about the Port Arthur massacure? The Russo-Japanese War began 1904, when the main Japanese fleet launched a surprise attack and siege on the Russian naval squadron at the harbor of Port Arthur. Only ten years earlier Japan's military chose Port Arthur as a place to pioneer the tactic of surprise attack . After the Chinese had mutilated several Japanese bodies and displayed them at the entrance of the city, this infuriated the Japanese. The Japanese military had massacure the remaining population of Port Arthur, between 2,000 to 3,000, without distinction of age or sex. They resume on a far more massive scale during WWII when Japanese forces massacred Asian nationals and Western prisoners of war.
Posted in: Russia begins military exercises around Pacific islands also claimed by Japan
sfjp330Aug. 14, 2014 - 05:05AM JST
Article states: "what appeared to be a man putting the robot into a bag."
Problem is that Police are not 100 percent sure he took it. It might be hard to prove. If it turned out to be a wrong person, and he end up losing job, his reputation, you will be in for a lawsuit. Store has to defend it, and it will cost substantial for legal fees.
Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online
Aug. 21, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
What a nightmare for the parents,,,
Posted in: Body of missing 7-year-old boy found on train tracks in Nagano
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Posted in: Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
Aug. 21, 2014 - 05:08PM JST
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Posted in: At least 39 dead, 7 missing as landslides hit Hiroshima
Aug. 21, 2014 - 04:56PM JST
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Posted in: Do you think Twitter, YouTube and other social media should remove images of grisly murders, such as the execution of U.S. journalist James Foley or the 7-year-old boy holding a severed head in Syria, for example?
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