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samwattersSep. 26, 2016 - 07:39AM JST
@thepersoniamnow. I think you mean "Bobby." His last name is Olegon or something like that.
Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?
samwattersSep. 25, 2016 - 09:57PM JST
@Katsu. Well, I can answer those for you.
"It never ceases to amaze me how the mods can allow someone to proclaim all immigrants to be aggressive, violent people..."
1) Who said all immigrants are violent? Show me the quote. This one, however, was and should have been weeded out during the vetting process. Millions of people want into US and the majority of them are good but the process of immigrating must be controlled and it must be legal. It is not the responsibility of the US immigration policy to solve the problems of other countries.
"...and not bat an eyelash, but call someone a liar for spouting a verifiable lie and you get your post deleted."
2) Who called anyone a liar? I sometimes have posts deleted and it is usually when I am being overly emotional. Maybe the same thing happens to you?
"Apparently personal attacks are only personal to people who aren't immigrants, because apparently they aren't people."
3) Overly emotional....like this!
Posted in: Suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting in custody
samwattersSep. 25, 2016 - 08:45PM JST
@Smith. Yes, you are correct; thousands die each year from senseless gun violence which means there is no reason to important aggressive, violent people when we have enough of our own. And again you are correct; immigration is being offered as an issue and to deny that it is to stick one's head in the sand.
samwattersSep. 25, 2016 - 05:15PM JST
(Arcan) Cetin who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, is a legal permanent resident who has been living in Oak Harbor, authorities said. He had been arrested once before in the county for assault The Seattle Times reports.(http://bit.ly/2cWhxJY) that Skagit County court records show three domestic-violence assault charges against Cetin. The victim was identified as Cetin’s stepfather.
Like we needed further proof that immigration services are run by idiots. Whoever vetted this guy should be sent to jail with Cetin. And if he wasn't vetted then it's time for mass firings at the DHS and Department of Homeland Security.
samwattersSep. 21, 2016 - 08:08AM JST
“Before,” he says, “I was earning 15 million. Now I earn 10 million. Before I had 200 subordinates. Now I have 10.”
I would sell body parts for a salary like that.
Posted in: Unable to keep pace with change, salarymen over 50 'destroying their companies'
samwattersSep. 20, 2016 - 09:29PM JST
Enough with Kinsenosato already! He's a new version of Kaio--- usually great against inferior wrestlers but tanks against anyone with a decent record. Find a new Japanese hope.
Posted in: Goeido continues perfect run at autumn tourney
samwattersSep. 20, 2016 - 10:18AM JST
There was also a stabbing spree in Minnesota by a person "making references to Allah" and a 5K charity run sponsored by the marines in New Jersey was interruped by the exploding of a pipebomb.
Posted in: Police capture immigrant sought in New York area bombings after shoot-out
samwattersSep. 12, 2016 - 04:47PM JST
@papigiulio. I don't think so. It would be an unusual situation to say the least but possibilities include moving the election or renominating Sanders. I don't know but Trump would not simply be handed the presidency nor should he or anyone be.
Posted in: Battling pneumonia, Clinton falls ill at 9/11 memorial, cancels California trip
samwattersSep. 12, 2016 - 04:11PM JST
Get on YouTube and watch the videos (https://youtu.be/YzZl9j580tM also titled "Mysterious piece of metal flags out of Hillary's pant leg") before they are all removed. The video shows a very sick woman who collapses before she gets into the SUV. YouTube is removing the videos as fast as they are uploaded. Someone does not want us to know what's going on.
samwattersSep. 01, 2016 - 09:17AM JST
Isn't it illegal for a private citizen to have possession of classified information? She was finishing up her job. So what? This happens all the time.
Any proof of that?
Posted in: FBI to soon release documents related to Clinton email probe
samwattersSep. 01, 2016 - 08:21AM JST
@Nishikat. Check the archives and list the number of quotes I make questioning Obama's legal birth status. Too lazy to do that? I have never questioned Obama's birth status and never will. Furthermore, I think the whole non-issue is just that---a non-issue.
samwattersSep. 01, 2016 - 07:46AM JST
@Nishikat. No, you're wrong. The FBI, through James Comey, said that they can't prove intent to do wrong. Crimes were committed but for some reason they are saying the evidence necessary to prove intent---i.e. I know what I am doing is wrong---is not strong enough to go to court. No one else in the US would be allowed to skate on such an assumption. Judicial experts have been shaking and scratching their heads for a month over this stance by the FBI.It's nice to be Hillary Clinton.
Let's look at two of the crimes.
1.) She lied to the FBI. Comey admits that. Crime.
2.) She tampered with evidence by destroying computers and erasing files. Comey admits that. Crime.
Furthermore, her husband decides to board the plane of the attorney general to chat about grandkids---wink,wink,nod,nod---during the investigation. Even approaching the plane of a high-ranking government official would get most Americans arrested if not shot. Hey, it's nice to be Hillary Clinton.
samwattersAug. 31, 2016 - 04:17PM JST
@Strangerland. The Democratic party, led by Hillary Clinton wants to give amnesty to millions of illegal people in the US and, by extension, to millions more in order to gain an unbeatable majority. To deny that is to escape from reality.
samwattersAug. 31, 2016 - 03:42PM JST
@Strangerland. I stand corrected. I should have written "Hilary's amnesty plans would provide 30,000,000 voters for the Democratic party" instead of writing "30,000,000 and their relatives". You are correct. The salient points however still stand; 1.) It's millions and millions of votes for the Democratic party and 2.) It's still amnesty, which you insinuated is not part of the Democratic party platform.
You also wrote:
"You said there are 29 million more illegal immigrants than you are now claiming exist, and added their relatives on top of that. Now before you try to backtrack and you meant the entire number was 30 million, look at your new goalposts:
[The average immigrant who gains citizenship "sponsors" on average of 2 relatives. 2 relatives multiplied by 11 million equals 22 million plus the original 11 million comes out to 33 million people.]
If the first 11 million are citizens, then the 2 people they sponsor would not be illegal." Semantically true but intellectually dishonest as you and I both know if the original 11 million don't get amnesty then the following 20 million won't come.
@Mr.Butts. You are 100% correct; I am terrified to the point of electing Trump if it means preventing one party from getting a monopoly on power that the Democrats are positioning towards...and I would say the reverse if it were the Republicans doing the same thing. Such a monopoly on power---especially one derived from the shenanigans we've seen during this election---is not what the US stand for.
samwattersAug. 31, 2016 - 03:18PM JST
@Nishikat. There are currently 11 million--that we know of---illegal immigrants in the US. The average immigrant who gains citizenship "sponsors" on average of 2 relatives. 2 relatives multiplied by 11 million equals 22 million plus the original 11 million comes out to 33 million people. The vast majority vote democrat.
samwattersAug. 31, 2016 - 02:16PM JST
@Strangerland. Amnesty is the one of the cornerstones of the Democratic platform. @Nishikat. Illegal immigrants are not counted in the national census.
samwattersAug. 31, 2016 - 01:08PM JST
@Nishikat. No, we don't hate Hilary; we hate what she is going to do to the country. 1.) Amnesty for 30,000,000 illegal immigrants and their relatives which will shove the balance of power to the Democrats for the next 50 years.
samwattersAug. 31, 2016 - 09:05AM JST
HIllary could end all of the speculation if she would hold a press conference where reporters are allowed to ask questions and she would have to answer them.
Don't hold your breath.
samwattersAug. 23, 2016 - 09:13AM JST
Depends on whose hands we're talking about. The usual suspects will make out like bandits but after Japan goes broke in 2021 and painful choices need to be made regarding which sacred social services get cut, the common person will be wondering why we built facilities that won't ever be used in a meaningful way.
Posted in: Are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in good hands?
samwattersAug. 20, 2016 - 04:58PM JST
The current young generation is rather anti-social and any questions from parents or teachers is often seen as a threat. Doesn't look good for Japan's future.
Posted in: 18-year-old girl arrested for trying to kill her mother
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Sep. 27, 2016 - 03:37AM JST
Don't get in the sack if you can't be responsible for the act!
She WAS responsible…
Posted in: 21-year-old woman arrested for abusing 4-month-old son
Sep. 27, 2016 - 03:20AM JST
The pressure will be on Hillary. Trump fans don't really care what his policies are as…
Posted in: Clinton to press Trump to spell out policy plans in U.S. presidential debate
Sep. 27, 2016 - 03:11AM JST
This whole episode is nothing but Korean "Han" in practice
Posted in: Fukui mayor cancels trip to S Korea over 'comfort women' statue
Sep. 27, 2016 - 03:02AM JST
It seems very tamed compared to the posters I see plastered all over Akihabara.
Posted in: Japan swimsuit teen's eel ad pulled over sexism claims
Sep. 27, 2016 - 02:57AM JST
"Japanese internet users complained it was sexist."
Cite source of the complaints, please.
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