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    slumdog

    Let him go! Let him go! Let him go! Let him go! If he wants to go that bad, let him go!

    Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

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    slumdog

    Since someone brought up the question why the police were questioning the parents... Japan has a 1000 curfew for persons under 18.

    There is no such legal curfew in Japan preventing or regulating people of any age from leaving their homes at any time of day or night. There are students out past 10pm regularly and legally attending cram schools and participating in club activities or on their way home from such activities. You are thinking of laws that prohibit people younger than 18 from working past 10pm. Thus, the reason why this girl was out are not relevant to this case. The possible factors and causes of this accident are the only thing the police should be focused on. It is hard to comment, but the driver does he suddenly saw the girl walking on the road. This seems to suggest that the driver had not adjusted his speed to match visibility conditions.

    Posted in: 12-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Ibaraki

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    slumdog

    The youth, who is a construction worker, has so far not given any motive for the attack, other than to say he has been thinking about killing his parents for a week, police said.

    He should have spent that week thinking about moving out of his parents house and then actually doing it instead of trying to kill them.

    Posted in: 19-year-old youth stabs parents; mother dies

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    slumdog

    In the article, it said:

    Police quoted the man driving the car as saying that he suddenly saw the girl walking on the road and applied the brakes, but couldn’t stop in time.

    ...which indicates that the police are investigating the accident.

    Not necessarily. It could also indicate that they finished investigating and that was the extent of their investigation.

    Posted in: 12-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Ibaraki

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    slumdog

    Police said they will question the girl’s parents to try and determine what she was doing walking along the road late at night by herself.

    How about investigating the accident that led to the death of their child before questioning grieving parents that were not there at the time?

    Posted in: 12-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Ibaraki

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    slumdog

    I mean, he has admitted to DUI but is that a criminal offense?

    A criminal offense is a violation of the law. You can be fine or imprisoned or both for DUI in Japan.

    Posted in: 24-yr-old man admits inhaling herb prior to accident

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    slumdog

    Ihara’s career as a stuntman came to an end five years ago when he hurt his knee.

    Seems his knee is a lot better if he can manage to scale walls. Never mind just his knee, it seems he is in great shape.

    His method involved scaling walls by slipping his fingers into tiny indentations and entering houses through their second-floor windows, earning him the nickname “Spiderman” from the investigators.

    Posted in: Kamen Rider stuntman arrested for theft

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    slumdog

    I'm with Frungy on this one ! It's a sad story in a way... I guess his only other option was to turn to Yakuza.

    Are you expecting his insurance money to pay for expensive acting lessons?

    From the article:

    Ihara’s career as a stuntman came to an end five years ago when he hurt his knee. Since then, he’s pursued an acting career, but the costs of acting lessons drove him to shady means of earning a living.

    The guy decided to take the easy way to make money for his acting lessons. That is no one's fault but his own. Most people would find legal ways of raising the money to achieve their goals. Ihara's problem seems to be attempting an illegal shortcut.

    Posted in: Kamen Rider stuntman arrested for theft

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    slumdog

    There's another story here, and it is one of a studio that is so cheap that it doesn't insure its stuntmen appropriately or doesn't pay them out when they're injured.

    How do you know he was not insured?

    Posted in: Kamen Rider stuntman arrested for theft

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    slumdog

    Somehow I think Kerry is directed by a higher power.

    Yes, he is called the president.

    Posted in: Kerry says U.S. open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

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    @slumdog

    You have your opinion and I have mine, leave it at that.

    Yes, bass4funk, we both have opinions. However, I am not speaking about opinions. I am speaking about US laws. I believe I am correct when I wrote that Brown did absolutely nothing that deserved getting shot many times and killed. You cannot legally justify it with anything Brown is alleged to have done. You can have the personal opinion that Brown deserved to die if you choose to have that opinion. However, it is not based on the law. It is merely your emotional gut reaction.

    Police must be better than that. If the US continues to find itself in the situation where police think they are not legally accountable for their actions, it is a path that will spell misery for all of its citizens, including those who have committed not crimes.

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    slumdog

    As I always believed, I feel that Brown was responsible for his death.

    Yes, you keep saying this. However, Brown did absolutely nothing that deserved getting shot many times and killed. You cannot justify it with anything Brown is alleged to have done. Wilson is supposed to be a public servant. He is supposed to protect and serve the public that pays his salary. He is not supposed to gun down people for relatively minor offenses.

    Posted in: U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police

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    slumdog

    So, Japan should break promises after NK comes through on a PART of their end of the bargain as a kind of "even Stephen" in your mind?

    It does seem as though you are not paying attention. Why would that be? It was NK that broke off the talks because Japan refused to 'return' the Japanese citizens to NK. NK was wrong. It has nothing to do with even stephen. NK is wrong.

    I'm shocked that you would suggest I should hold Japan to the same low bar and moral standards.

    ? I am clearly suggesting you should attempt to hold NK to the same standards set for Japan. NK has acted incorrectly. They should stop doing this. NK is the one that committed the crimes.

    Yes, and two wrongs don't make a right.

    There is only one wrong in this case and it is NK.

    NK walks away from six-nation talks when Japan brings up the bilateral issue of abduction as a condition for the talks resuming, yes.

    ? No, please read what I wrote again.

    I wrote:

    NK walked away from talks because they were angry about Japan having the gall to actually want their citizens to stay in Japan and not go back to NK

    Japan refused to send back their own citizens that did not want to go back to NK. NK then refused to continue talks with Japan. NK was wrong. Japan did nothing wrong in this case.

    Sorry if I 'brushed' past that

    I find it more interesting that that is not the only thing you brushed past. You also brushed past this:

    You're putting words in my mouth.

    Oh well, I wouldn't want to do that. How about I just paste yours instead?

    smithinjapanSep. 02, 2014 - 06:47PM JST

    elephant: No kidding! There have been reports in the past of people on the list showing up (or being found) in Japan that had just run away from family and that the family had reported as kidnapped. The list has almost no grounds and basically zero evidence save what NK has previously provided -- the rest you have to take completely on faith.

    So, were are these reports you claim again and again that have "have been reports in the past of people on the list showing up (or being found) in Japan that had just run away from family and that the family had reported as kidnapped?"

    Again, I wrote:

    However, while we are on the subject, you have claimed many times that people that reported as being missing and abducted by North Korea have been reported to have shown up and not been abducted. Please provide a credible source for such a claim. I have asked for this several times now, only to be ignored. Could it be that you are very much mistaken?

    It seems you are very much mistaken. It also seems that you cannot remember what you wrote a short while ago. Strange that, since you have written similar things many times.

    but obviously YOU missed me saying "It wasn't JUST that" and choose to ignore the other factors completely

    It was NK that broke off the talks. Blaming Japan for that is wrong. Japan did not want to send their citizens back to NK. You said above you agree with this. Well, NK didn't and broke off talks.

    Now, could I please have those reports you claim again and again that have "have been reports in the past of people on the list showing up (or being found) in Japan that had just run away from family and that the family had reported as kidnapped?"

    Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees

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    slumdog

    But unless you want to hold Japan to the same standard as NK

    ? NK is the one that did the kidnapping, not Japan. Why don't you actually try holding NK to the standard you hold Japan to? Japan is the one that was wronged.

    Yes, they most certainly did. Koizumi made numerous promises despite it being revealed that NK did indeed kidnap Japanese nations -- and don't try and be smug and suggest this is unbeknownst to anyone.

    ? NK walked away from talks because they were angry about Japan having the gall to actually want their citizens to stay in Japan and not go back to NK. When the abductees were not 'returned' to NK, NK refused further talks. This is not unbeknowst to anyone, with the very possible exception of you based on your above post.

    It wasn't just that.

    I love how you brush away the fact that NK was absurdedly angry about not getting back the people it kidnapped from Japan. Sorry, it was that. That was the point of friction. That was the source of NK's angry and it is a ridiculous position that NK put themselves in.

    You're putting words in my mouth.

    Oh well, I wouldn't want to do that. How about I just paste yours instead?

    smithinjapanSep. 02, 2014 - 06:47PM JST

    elephant: No kidding! There have been reports in the past of people on the list showing up (or being found) in Japan that had just run away from family and that the family had reported as kidnapped. The list has almost no grounds and basically zero evidence save what NK has previously provided -- the rest you have to take completely on faith.

    So, were are these reports you claim again and again that have "have been reports in the past of people on the list showing up (or being found) in Japan that had just run away from family and that the family had reported as kidnapped?"

    Again, I wrote:

    However, while we are on the subject, you have claimed many times that people that reported as being missing and abducted by North Korea have been reported to have shown up and not been abducted. Please provide a credible source for such a claim. I have asked for this several times now, only to be ignored. Could it be that you are very much mistaken?

    It seems you are very much mistaken.

    Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees

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    slumdog

    can't renege like they did after Koizumi came back to Japan with the abductees

    Japan reneged, huh? North Korea sent Japanese people, who had been ripped from their lives in Japan and were abducted to North Korea, for a ten day 'visit'. When the 'visitors' decided they did not want to return to North Korea. North Korea got angry at Japan for aducting North Korea's people. You know, the very Japanese people North Korea had kidnapped. It was not Japan, but North Korea that had the unreasonable attitude. Koizumi was right for 'reneging' and not sending the Japanese citizens back to North Korea where they had been kidnapped to in the first place.

    However, while we are on the subject, you have claimed many times that people that reported as being missing and abducted by North Korea have been reported to have shown up and not been abducted. Please provide a credible source for such a claim. I have asked for this several times now, only to be ignored. Could it be that you are very much mistaken?

    Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees

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    slumdog

    However, Brown was probably not that smart (meaning streetwise) his actions brought forth his demise.

    I have not seen any evidence that would lead me to believe any of Brown's actions warranted being shot numerous times and killed.

    He made some bad choices and one was stealing something that didn't belong to him and for what?

    This is not a crime which alone is punishable by death or which warrants being shot and killed.

    He used his size to intimidate the store clerk, he pushed him out of the way and proceeded to exit the store without making a purchase and third,

    This is not a crime which alone is punishable by death or which warrants being shot and killed.

    decides to go toe to toe with a cop.

    What is the evidence that Brown went toe to toe with a police officer?

    Bad move and as such, the altercation escalated and now we have one kid that thuggee his way and thought he was so tough, no one could tell him what to do.

    This is not a crime which alone is punishable by death or which warrants being shot and killed.

    regardless in California, the cops are very strict about Jaywalking, most states are, some are more than others.

    In this case, it truly seems that the police officers was unreasonably 'strict'. Jaywalking should never warrant being shot numerous times and being killed.

    Posted in: U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police

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    slumdog

    Big A Discount stores are not small

    I was just going by the article which described it as a small supermarket. However, 1 million yen would not be unusally high for an average sized supermarket. In fact, I believe most probably make more in a day.

    Depending on the staff I would imagine they could fend off a person with cutter knife but maybe the store policy is not to fight back.

    The safest course of action is not to fight back. Money cannot replace a life.

    Posted in: Chiba convenience store robbed of Y1 mil

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    slumdog

    The store had 1 million yen on hand? For a small store, they must do really well.

    Posted in: Chiba convenience store robbed of Y1 mil

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    slumdog

    I've had days when I felt just like that animal must feel.

    Posted in: Balancing act

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    slumdog

    it was Brown's actions that resulted in his own death. I said, Brown was responsible for his own death.

    For either of these to be true, Brown would have had to have committed an offense that would be reasonable to react to by shooting and killing of a suspect.

    Let's go down the list:

    Jaywalking: No, it is not reasonable to react by shooting and killing the suspect.

    Not listening to a police officer: No, it is not reasonable to react by shooting and killing the suspect.

    So, based on the evidence, what offense do you think Brown committed that it would be reasonable to react to by shooting and killing him?

    Arresting? Maybe. Shooting and killing? I am not convinced.

    Posted in: U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police

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