slumdog's past comments

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    slumdog

    I can't understand why some people are still arguing about the store and the alleged robbery. The robbery and video are completely unconnected to what happened on the street. It does not matter. The only question is was the pollce officer justified in shooting the unarmed Brown six times resulting in death.

    Posted in: Police allege Missouri teen robbed store before fatal shooting

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    slumdog

    The cost of a bit of ice and water is more than offset by the worthy cause of fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

    Personally, I'm glad to see a major Japanese executive involved in the cause.

    Posted in: Ice Bucket Challenge

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    slumdog

    And he'll have a point.

    I'm not so convinced.

    Brown was in a bad mood.

    Even if true, this does not warrent being shot and killed by police while unarmed.

    Brown was disposed to violence, even strong-arm robbery shortly before assaulting his client.

    Even if true, this does not warrent being shot and killed by police while unarmed.

    Brown knew he was a suspect in robbery and battery just before shooting.

    Even if true, this does not warrent being shot and killed by police while unarmed.

    Brown walking down middle of street and not running from cop indicated he was ready to start trouble.

    Even if true, this does not warrent being shot and killed by police while unarmed.

    Brown wasn't the angel depicted by family prior to release of the video.

    Even if true, this does not warrent being shot and killed by police while unarmed.

    None of the above statements, even if true, justify a police officer using deadly force. I cannot believe this is what seems to have been the first method used on an unarmed individual. That is one thing all sides agree on. This individual was unarmed.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    slumdog

    Without all of the facts, it is impossible to say with absolutely certainly what exactly happened. However, I would seriously question any police officer causing the death of someone that was unarmed. There has to be training that would allow a police officer to subdue an unarmed suspect without killing them. Also, I see a troubling trend in the way some US police forces are reacting to incidents involving the general public. My concern for people there started with the marathon bombing and the reaction of the police to basically shut down a whole city area not allowing people to leave their homes in much the way one would expect to see a military force reacting in a warzone. The tear-gassing of the media and bystanders in this latest incident is equally troubling to see for people there.

    Even if it was Brown in the store, whatever happened there is unrelated to the shooting and murder of Michael Brown

    This is the basic point. The suspected robbery and the shooting are not related and should not be thought of as related. They really do have absolutely nothing to do with each other. All that matters is what happened during the interaction between the suspect and the officer.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    slumdog

    It's absurd, and I can't explain it to the taxpayers.

    You can't explain it because you aren't making any sense.

    Even if there are Ainu

    native Ainu people “don’t exist anymore.”

    Posted in: Even if there are Ainu, they are no more than Japanese who are descended from Ainu. All they do is insist relentlessly on exercising their rights. It's absurd, and I can't explain it to the taxpayers.

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    slumdog

    Right, no more having a sense of humor. If some people get their way, we will all resemble robots very soon.

    Posted in: Hospital head hit for Ebola pun on Facebook

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    slumdog

    Please give me evidence that would prove "beyond a doubt" that "muslim radicals" are holding this individual and that they are holding him for the purposes of furthering their holy war.

    Although I will be the first to admit that very few things are 'beyond a doubt', Kyodo news agency is reporting that the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility.

    The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for detaining a Japanese man in Syria in a post on the Internet, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-detaining-japanese-man

    Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report of Japanese man held in Syria

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    slumdog

    Not fair for the baby.

    Why not? There are many people who are the product of happy childhoods having been raised by foster or adoptive parents. Love is not limited by biology.

    Every mammal feels absolute comfort in its mother's arms for this reason.

    There are plenty of cases of human babies being abused by their natural mothers, too. There are happy families of all types. I see no reason to limit the possibilities.

    Let's not fiddle with nature here.

    Humans fiddle with nature all the time. If you have taken any sort of medication, you have fiddled with nature. What is wrong with giving couples who cannot have a child on their own the chance to have one this way?

    And anyways, the body is a sacred thing, it shouldn't be sold off for money, for any reason.

    In my opinion, it is okay for you to think of your own body in this way, but I don't think you have the right to tell others what they can and cannot do with theirs.

    Posted in: What is your stance on surrogate births?

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    slumdog

    Actually according to the story what I wrote was totally correct.

    It was not completely factually correct. I thought that was what was important. So, I corrected you.

    If you want to use another source in addition to what is provide here go ahead, but please provide that source because saying according to the Japanese press from a few days ago is a completely useless claim/source.

    Here is the article:

    また、7月19日に、「茶髪の人が暴力を振るわれている」との通報が市民から県警にあったことがわかった。県警は通報から6時間後に女の部屋を訪問したが、被害を受けた人物とは面会できなかったという。

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140817-00000001-asahi-soci

    "In addition, it was learned that a neighbor had reported to the prefectural police that 「a 'browned haired' person was being beaten」. 6 hours after the report from the neighbor, the police visited the room of the girl, but the police were not able to meet the victim of the violence. "

    Posted in: Woman, 3 minors arrested after girl's body found in apartment

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    slumdog

    According to the story police were at the apartment once and determined that she was there voluntarily so they couldn't do anything. that would mean that someone was home when they showed up. It was Social services that went away because no one was home.

    Actually, according to the Japanese press from a few days ago, the neighbors called the police in July and when they arrived no one was home. So, there was probably more than one occasion when some sort of authorities arrived at the home to find no one there.

    Posted in: Woman, 3 minors arrested after girl's body found in apartment

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    slumdog

    Wonder they make an effort to prevent body odor!?

    Isn't that one of the reasons to use soap in the first place?

    Anyway, it looks like good clean fun!

    Posted in: Bubbleheads

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    slumdog

    Frungy,

    I googled the the words 'interpreters on the mounds MLB' and while there may also be some negative stories or opinions about the subject somewhere online, the top stories were mostly positive or neutral and certainly not the xenophobic opinions you gave the impression I would find if I googled it.

    Further, I question your assuming a Japanese journist must be 'parroting' something he has heard rather than merely giving his own opinion. I mean, it has been more than a year and a half since the story about the MLB deciding to let interpreters on the mound in 2013. Doesn't it make more sense to assume Nakatsuka is merely giving his own opinions rather than you assuming he is just parroting something he heard before? Keep in mind, it is your using the words, 'parroting' and 'bigotry' that I have a problem with. Whatever you may think of Kaz's opinion about Japanese players and their use of interpreters, it is quite obvious to anyone who reads Nakatsuka's article in the link I posted above, that he has thought out his opinion, that is indeed his opinion and that his opinion certainly has nothing to do with 'bigotry'. In fact, it is my opinion that your assuming he is just a Japanese writer parroting Americans' thinking (something you have no demonstrated by the way) rather than writing his own opinion about the subject strikes me as being at least a bit misplaced itself.

    For my part, it just seems to me that Kaz Nakatsuka is writing as a Japanese English speaker that wants to see more of his countrymen make an effort to speak other languages, including English. While I agree with that, I am not sure that this issue about interpreters in baseball has as much to do with the general situation as Kaz does.

    For those interested, you can find other articles by the writer here:

    http://apgsports.com/author/kaz-nagatsuka/

    Posted in: The extended use of interpreters by Japanese players (some, for their entire careers) needs to be looked at closely and a pragmatic policy put in place by the league to manage a situation that will only grow as more players from around the world, particularly from Japan, try to make it in the majors. A league-wide policy that limits the number of years an interpreter can be used by each international player to four years should be considered.

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    slumdog

    Frungy,

    You must follow baseball more than I do, which is not at all, because I don't know anything about the 2013 decision regarding 'interpreters on the mound'. I do know Kaz Nagatsuka is not American. He is Japanese and he writes articles about sports for English language newspapers and magazines in Japan. I also know that just because people seem to have the same goals or opinions about something does not necessarily mean they have the same reasons for having those goals or opinions about something. Based on your first post, it seems to me that you were not aware of the fact that Kaz Nagatsuka was Japanese and were assuming the author of the above quote was American based solely on your own biased perspectives about Americans and not actually based on knowing Kaz Nagatsuka's reasons for his opinions. This makes me question whether there isn't at least just a little bit good old-fashioned arrogance and intolerance in your original post on the subject.

    For those who would like to judge for themselves rather than making a generalization, here is the link to the article Kaz Nagatsuka wrote recently for APG Sports.

    http://apgsports.com/2014/08/12/no-english-please-were-japanese-baseball-players/

    Posted in: The extended use of interpreters by Japanese players (some, for their entire careers) needs to be looked at closely and a pragmatic policy put in place by the league to manage a situation that will only grow as more players from around the world, particularly from Japan, try to make it in the majors. A league-wide policy that limits the number of years an interpreter can be used by each international player to four years should be considered.

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    slumdog

    I'd call the cops.

    They did.

    Do the neighbors need to be taught to report crimes.

    No, they don't.

    Meanwhile, NHK reported Saturday that neighbors had seen Ono being beaten outside Kubota’s apartment by boys on more than one occasion, and reported it to authorities . However, child welfare authorities said no one was home whenever they visited the apartment.

    Police also said that Kubota had been questioned once before about possible abuse of her children.

    In addition, the vernacular news has reported that the neighbors did in fact call the police in July. The police went to the home, but no one answered. The police evidently never actually confirmed whether there was abuse or not.

    Posted in: Woman, 3 minors arrested after girl's body found in apartment

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    slumdog

    I've been to Yasukuni countless times, but I've never seen these kind of people there.

    People dressed this way are there quite often. They are usually there to mark a special occasion. Maybe you just have not been there on such an occasion.

    Are they really Japanese?

    I am not sure what country you think they would be from, but whenever I have met them, yes, they were Japanese people. I never met any people dressed like that there that were not. However, it would be a huge stretch to say they represent Japanese people on any large scale.

    Posted in: Out of date

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    slumdog

    People's inability to see and understand was foretold. (Isa 6:9-10)

    When someone does not show or say anything, there is nothing to understand. For example, your chapter and verse has nothing to do with our conversation or the fact that you have presented no evidence to support your claim.

    the scriptural references

    Interestingly, you have provided exactly none. You have not provided on Torah chapter and verse that says what you claim it does, namely your incorrect claim that the Torah says Jews are forbidden from making a country in Israel. This is something like my 30th attempt to get you to answer and yet you still cannot do it. As such, I do not think it is wise for anyone to take your claims on the subject seriously.

    Posted in: Palestinians want ICJ probe on Gaza

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    slumdog

    That makes them mainstream to me.

    Nope. You changed what I wrote. You specifically changed my wording of extremist to mainstream. You changed the meaning of what I wrote to suggest I was mistaken and that you wrote mainstream instead of hardliner. Mainstream and moderate are generally considered to represent the same things. You originally wrote, and I believe it was correct as you wrote it that Hamas was a dream to the hardliners, yes I would agree the present government fits that bill, I agreed with that and you saw fit to change it to suggest that you did not say that. What other reason would you have had for changing the wording? The answer: none. You completely misrepresented what you wrote and you got caught. It is not the first time you have been caught like that. Remember when you suggested it was Israel that first claimed Hamas had captured the Israeli soldier when it was actually Hamas that first claimed it? Anyway, you support Hamas, so I would question your definitions and perspective at any rate.

    Wow... some misjudgment.

    No, what I wrote is correct.

    And this is how they take responsibility

    ? Hamas does not want peace with Israel. Hamas does not want to negotiate for peace with Israel. It is Hamas' responsibility to not attack Israel and to make peace.

    Righteous people.

    Righteous people do not support violence and terror. Hamas is against peace and negotiations for peace. Neturei Karta supports the Hamas position. Neturei Karta is also responsible for the deaths in Gaza. Nothing peaceful or righteous about that.

    Posted in: Hamas emerges weakened from Gaza war

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    slumdog

    He had his moments.

    Then you should attempt to honestly acknowledge them and acknowledge the fact that he was a Zionist to the day he died.

    The Zionists always seem to manage to have some "nut" come along at the right time.

    'The right time'? What is this supposed to mean? Suddenly you have become a conspiracist? Humankind has many examples of nuts coming along and ruining the potential for peace. The US has plenty of examples. You are sneakily trying to suggest it was a major plot of some sort instead of the work of a fringe nut, but you are wrong. The nut's actions do not and did not represent the majority of Israelis' feelings on the subject.

    Which means they are in a state of rebellion with Torah.

    Again, chapter and verse of the Torah were it says this, please. I have asked you several times and you have not successfully responded. If you cannot produce this, it seems you genuinely do not know what you are talking about and should stop making references to it.

    No. Not the "nations" -- the leaders. Many of these leaders have decided to become blind to the plight of the innocent.

    No, the leaders of these nations are against Hamas, plain and simple. So, it appears, is Abbas. So, is the UN, the US, the EU and Russia.

    Those leaders now have aligned themselves with the Adversariy of the Torah.

    Again, chapter and verse of the Torah were it says this. Also, you claimed my questioning you about this was 'foretold'. Please provide a chapter and verse saying this, as well. If you cannot successfully do this, you should stop attempting to say it is true.

    Posted in: Palestinians want ICJ probe on Gaza

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    slumdog

    I refer to Likud as hard-liners. If you want to call them extremists that is your prerogative.

    No, what you did was claim I misquoted you by correcting my post and changing the word from 'extremist' to 'moderate'. That was dishonest:

    slumdogAug. 09, 2014 - 12:50PM JST

    yabits once wrote that Hamas is a dream for the Israeli extremists . I agree with that.

    yabitsAug. 10, 2014 - 02:18AM JST

    As yabits has pointed out, Hamas is a dream for mainstream Zionists in Israel.

    You 'corrected' what I wrote, but you misrepresented what you wrote in the process. You did not write 'mainstream' in July.

    yabitsJul. 14, 2014 - 12:18PM JST

    Hamas is an answer to the Zionist hard-liners' prayers . The Zionists then have an excuse to engage in unfounded and illegal overreach that kills scores of innocent people.

    slumdogJul. 14, 2014 - 12:37PM JST

    The question is, why would they want to be this answer. Why wouldn't they want to be an answer to the Gazans' prayers, instead?

    So, you completely and absolutely misrepresented what you wrote in July when you 'corrected' what I wrote.You acknowledged that there were 'hard liners' and that they were what Hamas considered a dream. If you acknowledge there are hardliners, that means you must be aware there are also moderate and liberal Zionists as well. Otherwise, the term which you yourself used, hardliners, is completely unnecessary. You have been caught yabits. You wrote it and I quoted it. You attempted to make it seem as though I misquoted you, and you wrote wrong.

    (It's why they fostered Hamas in the first place.)

    There were people in Israel who, at the time, that Hamas with their religion and charity works, would be more trustworthy than Fatah which is acknowledged to have been filled with corruption and deceit. Hamas was seen as a moral alternative to Fatah by some religious people at the time. It seems they were wrong. It is not the first time in the history of mankind that people have misjudged people in the incorrect sense. Thinking they were a good alternately, when it turns out they were a worse one. The US originally supported Osama bin Ladin, which later turns out to have been a huge mistake. Your friends at Neturei Karta support Hamas financially and agree with their actions. Some peaceful people you have there. Neturei Karta supports the violence that Hamas does. Neturei Karta are a fanatic group and their support of Hamas merely reconfirms this.

    Posted in: Hamas emerges weakened from Gaza war

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