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Old 09-03-2014, 08:08 AM   #466
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AEON, your article is backwards-looking and focused on Japan's emergence from the lost decades.

That says NOTHING of Japan's current and extremely serious demographic problem. Look into this a bit closer and you will find alarm bells regarding Japan's future over the next century, just like I said.


I always thought of this as common knowledge.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:51 AM   #467
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I always thought of this as common knowledge.
So did I.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #468
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This is hugely important:

https://storify.com/DKShan/backoffic...gs-in-missouri
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:21 AM   #469
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The only thing that is common knowledge about Japan is that it has an aging population. I see nothing in the math that suggests racism is the cause of Japanese not having enough children. Additionally, bringing in foreigners to wipe the butts of the old people does not exactly seem like an enlightened goal.
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Additionally, bringing in foreigners to wipe the butts of the old people does not exactly seem like an enlightened goal.

have you been in a nursing home in the US?

setting aside the fact that you just demeaned the well-paying, hugely important and often thankless but still skilled job of a CNA, many people would find 40-hours a week plus benefits vastly preferable to no job in countries rife with violence and corruption.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:29 AM   #471
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I think it's great this guy is out there trying to uncover corruption. God knows it's there. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that Darren Wilson is guilty because there is corruption in Missouri. In fact, I bet if you wanted to have some fun, you can find examples of police corruption and shooting cover-ups in every singles city, county, and state.

This particular case has the eyes of the world on it. I doubt anyone can really "get away" with much even if they tried.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:34 AM   #472
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The only thing that is common knowledge about Japan is that it has an aging population. I see nothing in the math that suggests racism is the cause of Japanese not having enough children. Additionally, bringing in foreigners to wipe the butts of the old people does not exactly seem like an enlightened goal.


I am going to take this as you being obtuse.
As this post is wrong on so many levels that it's hard to fathom.
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I think it's great this guy is out there trying to uncover corruption. God knows it's there. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that Darren Wilson is guilty because there is corruption in Missouri. In fact, I bet if you wanted to have some fun, you can find examples of police corruption and shooting cover-ups in every singles city, county, and state.

This particular case has the eyes of the world on it. I doubt anyone can really "get away" with much even if they tried.
They can get away with plenty because no one's there to hold their feet to the fire. They don't give a flying fuck if Don Lemon is there. They don't care about the media at all. You saw that in the way they treated journalists during the protests.

When the corruption runs this deep, there is no justice. And this goes back to what I am talking about with institutionalized racism. You keep saying "there are no more laws to make." I'm not talking about laws. I'm talking about their application and the application of justice. Racism may not be a legal mandate anymore, but it sure as hell seems to be fine and dandy on a resume. This is the next step in eradicating institutionalized racism.

It doesn't mean that Darren Wilson is automatically guilty. It means that he's definitely not going to be found guilty.
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The grand jury has been given an extension until early January to make a ruling on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson. Originally they were to make a decision by sometime in November.
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Looks like the cops killed someone else in St. Louis. The police say the officer was fired on. Let's see what details come out.
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Apparently shot 16 times.

16.

If true, that already says a lot.
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There's two different issues here. One is that cops are shooting, tazing, and too often killing people for no reason.

The other is that cops cover it up. They all cover for each other. It doesn't matter if cops A thru Y think what cop Z did was terrible, cops A thru Y will still cover it up and say whatever they need to say. It's uncomfortably similar to what's called omerta in the mob.

I don't have anything to back this up, but it's my gut opinion that both of these things stem from some kind of deep-seeded persecuation complex that cops have, that everyone is out to get them, that they're fighting a war and everyone that shows any resistance to them in any way is a mortal threat that must be dealt with with overwhelming force, and then if anyone questions that reaction, well, they just don't understand, the cops are constantly under attack.

It's sad. It's like, in the eyes of some of these cops, there is no conceivable scenario where a black man simply moving his arm in any direction won't result in a gun being pointed at the cop. That's fucked up.

And I know it's not all cops. Of course it's not. But it certainly seems like it's enough of them that it's becoming increasingly scary and infurating.
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The police when faced with deadly force should only shoot the weapon out of the subject's (NOT suspect's) hands or just shoot them in the leg.

After all, thats why they show the Clint Eastwood westerns at police academy.
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This entire episode has been about somebody from huffingtonpost.com getting arrested. how dare they.
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