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Japan's Ambassador To China Dies As Chinese Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannon On Anti-Japan Protesters

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Yesterday we described that anti-Japan sentiment across China was spreading like wildfire with some even suggesting it is time to declare war on Japan (see picture) in retaliation for the unprecedented shift in Japan's status quo vis-a-vis the Senkaku Islands. Today it has gotten even worse. From Reuters: "Chinese police used pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to break up an anti-Japan protest in southern China on Sunday as demonstrators took to the streets in scores of cities across the country in a long-running row over a group of disputed islands. The protests erupted in Beijing and many other cities on Saturday, when demonstrators besieged the Japanese embassy, hurling rocks, eggs and bottles and testing police cordons, prompting the Japanese prime minister to call on Beijing to ensure protection of his country's people and property. In the biggest flare-up on Sunday, police fired about 20 rounds of tear gas and used water cannon and pepper spray to repel thousands occupying a street in the southern city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong. Protesters attacked a Japanese department store, grabbed police shields and knocked off their helmets. One protester was seen with blood on his face. At least one policeman was hit with a flowerpot." And while the populist reaction was widely expected, the most surprising development came from Japan, where the designated ambassador to Beijing mysteriously died several hours ago after collapsing in the street without any obvious cause.

From Reuters:

Japan's ambassador-designate to China, Shinichi Nishimiya, died on Sunday in a Tokyo hospital, the Foreign Ministry said, three days after he was found unconscious on a Tokyo street.


Doctors were looking into the cause of death, ministry official Takashi Ariyoshi said in a statement, but no other details were available. Nishimiya, 60, was found unconscious on a street near his home on his way to work.


Nishimiya was to have left in mid-October to take over from Uichiro Niwa as Japan's top envoy in Beijing.


While coincidental, Nishimiya's death came as tensions flared up between Japan and China over a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea claimed by both countries.

It remains to be seen how coincidental his death is: perhaps no less coincidental than the suicide of the Japan's Finance Minister who hung himself last week for "reasons unknown" and who happened to be deputy minister for disaster reconstruction when the Fukushima disaster struck. The same Japan which for over a year has been calming the world that all is well regarding the deadliest nuclear disater since Chernobyl. The media will have you know none of these events are in any way tied to each other.

Finally, as all this is happening, China has started a navy drill in the East China Sea, also not known as the West Japan Sea.


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Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:16 | 2800361 Earl of Chiswick
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WTF was he doing  on the street?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:18 | 2800368 Gully Foyle
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"where the designated ambassador to Beijing mysteriously died several hours ago after collapsing in the street without any obvious cause"

Poison hand Dim Mak, last seen in the death of Bruce Lee.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:26 | 2800380 Pool Shark
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:28 | 2800394 Stackers
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Chinese make really nice protest signs. Westerners just carry around card board with hand painted misspelled words. These guys look like they went down to Kinko's

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:38 | 2800424 goldfish1
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The Matsushita vowed to deepen the Financial Services Agency’s probe into the insider-trading scandal and restore confidence in the world’s second-largest stock market.

Them's fighting words. Cause of death: suicide

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:41 | 2800429 Oh regional Indian
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oh boy... flash points are being flashed. Hot spots galore.

China/Japan, China/Hong Kong, China/Taiwan, China/Vietnam...

Looks like someone wants to awaken the dragon.

The next leap for the great theory (mine) of the 33rd Parallel mystery....


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:58 | 2800450 BaBaBouy
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Dec 21 2012, Bitchez...


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:00 | 2800468 Oh regional Indian
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Yeah. Funny, the madness factor in the world, going by general newsfeed (freaky shit is happening or definitely beiing reported more OR fabricated), the zombie acapolypso threatens, war drums everywhere, sectarian tensions being fanned, religious fanaticism being fanned, mindless slaughter of civilian populations of Islamic states, propaganda war in the US clearly in overdrive, food more and more poisoned every day, crazy weather, volcanic activity ont he rise, seismic activity on the rise, UFO sightings on the rise...

Forgot to mention in the list above China+Russia/The entire ME fiasco ongoing, China/AFRICOM.... on and on.

Such a set-up, is it being pusnhed or pulled?


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:25 | 2800499 Gully Foyle
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Oh regional Indian

Dude, small niggling fears easily escalate to very large fears whioch can be channeled.

I keep pointing out that for modern young americans the only thing safe to hate is fat walmart women. All that hatred and fear becomes suppressed and will ignot at a moments notice.

It's all the monsters are due on maple street.

There was a recent story about how someone tested typefaces as ways to manipulate people, Ian McDonald wrote a novella on the subject.

Just another addition to the subliminal arsenal.

In the end, those who can actually be here now will be the most feared. They will not succumb to vague terrors suggested daily. They will deal and live in the present.

Could that be why the Thalamic pause Korzybski discovered be ignored for these many decades?

The objective is to take decisions and actions that are coherent, congruent and sane at all levels. The cortico-thalamic pause is a system check and a consistency check at and between multiple levels.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:20 | 2800615 Oh regional Indian
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Cortico-thlamic pause.... hah... trying to complicate "Look before you Leap, Think Before you Speak".

Ageless wisdom works....

The system does not allow a pause. But yes, All this sexual aggression, confusion, rainbow's all towards a larger Social Engineering Goal Gully, no doubt what the goal of that goal is. 


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:53 | 2800767 Michael
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Never let a good crisis go to waste.

It's nice to see the shoe's on the other foot these days.

I'd like to think all the chaos is being orchestrated by me.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:39 | 2800551 Arnold Ziffel
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Good time for Russia to step up and take back its islands:



Japan infuriated by Russia's claim on island chain


A row between Russia and Japan over a disputed island chain has escalated, with Japan criticising a visit to the islands by Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:12 | 2800603 Optimusprime
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Russia "took back" the islands already--in 1945.  Get your facts straight.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:19 | 2800612 LULZBank
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Yeah... that news story is over 70 years old.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:22 | 2800620 Son of Loki
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There's still Hokkaido.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:38 | 2800834 formadesika3
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All your islands are belong to us.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:00 | 2800898 akak
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Blobbers-up of the world, unite!


You have nothing to lose but your island chains.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:24 | 2801430 CompassionateFascist
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Still, you have to feel for the Chicom police. First the Chink gov't cooks up the demonstrations. Then the gov't cops have to go out and tangle with the (fake) demonstrators. One even got "hit with a flowerpot". Mean streets in the "Peoples' Republic". And where is our anonymouse in all this? Prolly out "demonstrating"...or chasing down a puppydog dinner.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:08 | 2800703 lincolnsteffens
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Don't worry,

This is just Mother Nature beginning  her cycle, her munstrual cycle. First she starts to swell up in preparation to cleanse. Then the walls of her uterus begin to swell and leak. Then she has the all out purge. Right now she is bloated and very uncomfortable.The purge is comming and if you are rotten or useless tissue you don't have a chance.


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:53 | 2800874 delacroix
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Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:40 | 2800826 formadesika3
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I was with you right up thru 'crazy weather...'

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:54 | 2800876 LULZBank
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You have left him stranded in a storm?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:54 | 2800456 THX 1178
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Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:08 | 2801413 UGrev
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I thought that was remarkably similar as well. 

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:48 | 2800672 CheapBastard
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Someone threw a flower pot?

Very dangerous crowd. They better keep Grandma locked up.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:38 | 2800747 Zadok
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Just in time to distract from the hard landing...war, it's what's for dinner!

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:43 | 2800851 boogerbently
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.......ALL good for gold.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 17:35 | 2801331 TheFourthStooge-ing
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ori said:

oh boy... flash points are being flashed.

Indeed they are: the past tense of hang, as in death by hanging, is hanged.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:12 | 2800476 EvlTheCat
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Yes to bad they don't put that kind of workmanship into making airplanes, boats, and bullet trains.  But at least the government provided them with nice signs.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:24 | 2800523 JamesBond
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governmentally organized protests

governmentally printed signs

governmentally sponsored saber rattling

governmentally published propaganda 


ps  you can buy the same printers at walmart.  they are all made in china.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:39 | 2800837 meatbag
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I agree that the government was fanning the flames with propaganda, but I promise you the government did not need to organize any protests or print any signs.  The people jumped at the bait and now the government is holding on like Captain Ahab while Moby Dick pulls the boat under.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:09 | 2800596 Jack Burton
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Great comment Stackers! LMFAO!

China is beating us at everything, including protest signs! They look better fed, healthier, cleaner, happier, better educated and more motivated than those OWS protests in the USA last year.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 21:54 | 2801997 cynicalskeptic
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OF COURSE.... these Chinese protestors  were protesting in support of government - they are on the government payroll.  The Chinese government WANTED these protests to show popular support for its position - China makes good use of 'popular outrage' and choreographs it.

OWS was an expressoin of REAL popular outrage - protesting AGAINST what the banks and Wall Street had done and the lack of government action holding anyone responsible.

If the US government really represented the people - the majority f the people and not athe very few wealthiest ones - they'd encourage these protests and use them as justification for taking action against the banks and Wall Street.... they DID break the law and the people were calling out - rightfully - for justice.  FDR didn't realy move until demopnstrations in the streets gave him the pish that was needed.  Even OPbama said 'make me' do what is needed - but when the peopel finally DID try and make him..... Homeland Security  coordinated the crackdown.   Democrat, Republican - you don't really think it matters, do you?   Both parties serve eh wealthy.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:44 | 2800663 Jonas Parker
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The Chinese get a better quality education than the OWS-crowd does...

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:32 | 2801014 FoeHammer
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What do you mean when you write education? I think you meant to write indoctrination.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:32 | 2801015 FoeHammer
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What do you mean when you write education? I think you meant to write indoctrination.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:16 | 2801429 Stuck on Zero
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I suspect that those "signs" were printed on government printing presses and the protestors were working for the Chinese government.


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:59 | 2800465 MillionDollarBoner_
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Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:11 | 2800600 max2205
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:18 | 2800610 max2205
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"US EmabASSES": Over 1 Billion 'served" severed and droned.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:31 | 2800819 Michael
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I liked the dollar sign symbol($) on the conference table in that scene.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:41 | 2800428 GOSPLAN HERO
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China sends the following message to Washington...

Interfere with our plans for annexation and conquest in Asia: we'll dump your bonds!



Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:19 | 2800513 A Lunatic
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Washington replies: Okay, well....Uhhhhh......Ummm.......Errrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:26 | 2800527 Peachfuzz
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No worries, bernanke has been prepping for years for that. Can't dump all our bonds if the fed owns them all, can they ;-)

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:33 | 2800741 icanhasbailout
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and the threat doesn't carry much weight if we beat them to the punch in making the bonds worthless

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:19 | 2800613 Renewable Life
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Hello, it's about inflation stupid!!!!! Food and oil are skyrocketing around the planet and Countries that "rule over their people" with an iron fist, are the first ones to feel the pain and pass it on to their populations!!! (They havent been smart enough to develop the NFL and American Idol)

The fastest way to a man fist is also his stomach, and these communist and Arab dictators know it is very dangerous for them, if they don't channel that anger toward something else and very quickly!! Fucking islands and YouTube movies, are you serious!!!!! Next they will be rioting because the world cup isn't being broadcast in 3D!!! The islands BS is about oil and gas rights and distracting people from their hunger, and so is this shit going down in the ME, Africa will be coming next, stay tuned, then the Caribbean and Latin America! I just can't wait to hear what the BS reason will be in the Caribbean, someone will have probably pissed on Bob Marley's grave and posted it to YouTube!!

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 01:33 | 2802358 Just Ice
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And while they are trying to channel that anger against something else, namely western countries, it is in fact their very own countries, streets, buildings and neighborhoods getting torched and made to look like war zones...their own people's property that is looted, vandalised and destroyed.  Rioter intelligence on display. 

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:23 | 2800624 post turtle saver
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The largest holder of US debt is the US Social Security trust fund. China only owns 25% of all foreign holdings, which in turn are less than a third of all US debt outstanding.

Point of order... China's holdings of US debt are now less than that held by the Fed. Ponder on that for a moment. Also note that despite the sabre rattling China has no incentive to dump US debt. They want the US dollar high and the yuan low to keep their export engine running. The same goes for Japan who is a very close second behind China in US debt holdings.

Every time China threatens to dump US debt dollar demand drops, China's export prices increase, and US & world consumers revert back to buying US made products (and yes, sorry doomsayers, the US is still the top manufacturing country in the world - too bad that doesn't fit with your TEOTWAWKI views). The US debt engine is basically life support for China's economic and political stability. If they dropped a debt bomb they'd be slicing their own throats.

You guys all forget the first rule of Judo... "If you've got a hold on me, I've got a hold on you". China is an opium junkie for US debt and always will be, that's why we control them and not the other way around. Sure, they can try the 'Asian Tiger' approach like Japan did to uncouple from the US. Ask the Japanese how that turned out. The plain fact is the US and Eurozone produce 40% of the world's GDP. China has to participate in that at all costs in order to grow and survive. Any attempt to decouple on their part would seal their fate as another wanna-be contender that fell short.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:12 | 2800701 johny2
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USA the be top manufacturing country in the world, and everywhere you go, everything bears " made in China " label. Except for the dollar thing, which is found almost everywhere.

One question for you: Why does a top manufacturing country in the world have a large debt and a large deficit?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:21 | 2800730 Spitzer
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Its not 1955



Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:27 | 2801453 johny2
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that is a real smart thing to know, well done.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:17 | 2800803 post turtle saver
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The cheap & easy junk that nobody truly cares about is labeled "made in China" (ref "iJunk", which is either the next Apple product or a modern Chinese shipping vessel, take your pick). The stuff that really matters is labeled "made in Canada/Mexico/Germany/USA/Japan/France/Italy/Taiwan/Singapore" and is used to get real work done. Think NAFTA and Eurozone coupled with US Navy hegemony in the South Pacific and you'll get brought back to earth real quick as to how China stacks up manufacturing-wise. Japan's vassalage is simply icing on the cake.

The US dollar debt engine, along with ultimate US supremacy in warfare and logistics, holds all of this together. Others may want to be #1 but they're in line behind the US and brother, they got a long wait. Think 'Pax Romana' long, on the order of another couple hundred years.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:58 | 2800895 Anusocracy
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"Others may want to be #1 but they're in line behind the US and brother, they got a long wait. Think 'Pax Romana' long, on the order of another couple hundred years."

You are either senile or clueless.

I suppose that we will still be driving 2013 Ford Fusions in a couple of hundred years, too.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:32 | 2801461 johny2
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They send over a cheap and easy junk, and they take gold, silver, commodities, technology etc.... I would say the wait is at the end, but that is just an opinion. 

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:33 | 2801463 CompassionateFascist
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Think "Pax Romana"...until the Hormuz Straits close. And that'll do it for the dollar too. As for US "manufacturing" stats, that gubmint # is as bogus as all the others. Burger-flipping now counted as "manufacturing", and multiple similar gimmicks. Even jobs outsourced are coded as "American jobs" for a full two years after they're gone. So it goes in the land of ZOG.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:50 | 2800864 disabledvet
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Because as long as you don't have to pay taxes (and the companies really don't actually) then these businesses actually tell the Government what to do and not the other way around.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:39 | 2800838 Michael
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:11 | 2800946 BattlegroundEur...
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Funny that.

We in the west can see through all the "propoganda" our own politicians and media pump out and look how thats working out. 


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:31 | 2800636 Peter Pan
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Washington replies: "Too late, we dumped those worthless shitty bonds on you first."


"How about we get Ben to buy them off you with a bit of QE?"

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:12 | 2800602 FreedomGuy
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Maybe he had recently toured the Fukushima reactor site and brought back souvenirs?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:13 | 2800798 847328_3527
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Old paradigm: No worries, Fuli radition is well contained -- all locally.

New paradigm: No worries, China is well contained.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:33 | 2800642 Overfed
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Does the death of Georgi Markov ring any bells?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:06 | 2800786 Oleander
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Too much MSG!

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:28 | 2800395 onebir
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The main thing is it wasn't a street in CHINA - which is what I thought from the headline - or we'd have really seen TSHTF. (But we may yet...)

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:26 | 2800526 JamesBond
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If the Japanease Ambassador were killed on Chinese soil, the fuse would have been lit!



Mon, 09/17/2012 - 02:32 | 2802298 matrix2012
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look forward to seeing the high quality of Kate's real pics as good as those ones displayed by the Mediterranean beauty -

hope that she's really that good and not just a hype

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:05 | 2800482 SelfGov
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Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:41 | 2800842 847328_3527
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Japan Ambassador's last words, "You did what?! You pissed off what country?!"

His eyes glazed over, dilated....he then clutched his chest, keeled over and fell to the pavement stone cold.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:16 | 2800362 I am Jobe
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Send in the Fucking  Nazi Troops from Amerika, Why wait - Deploy motherfuckers-Banksters need to prop this shit up along with Defense Contractors.

Amerika knows pussification firsthand.

Monopolizing War? What America Knows How to Do Best

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:22 | 2800375 Gully Foyle
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I am Jobe

What the fuck did that mean?

Amerikan (Yippie spelling) Nazi troops are pussies?

If the troops are "pussies" why would "Monopolizing War? What America Knows How to Do Best" be successful?

And why is monopolizing war followed by a question mark?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:36 | 2800416 goldfish1
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why ask why

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:23 | 2800522 Gully Foyle
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Just attempting to untangle the knot of ideas in that post.

It's like someone looked at the ZH word cloud got drunk and attempted to create a buzzword post.

They forgot gold though.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:16 | 2800363 redpill
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Polonium is a bitch

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:48 | 2800443 LULZBank
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It was was the secret "shadowless death" paw.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:18 | 2800512 Gully Foyle
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Shadowless was used in the wrong context.

Shadowless "death Paw",

Shadowless means so fast it leaves no shadow.

Death paw would be a form of Poison hand.

Poison hand is point striking, accurate hits to pressure and Acupuncture points.

Paw would be afrom an animal style like Leopard.

So Shadowless "Death Paw" would be a very fast accurate animal style strike to an Acupuncture point, thus sealing either the vein or cavity, stopping blood flow or breath or even Qi itself.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:52 | 2800573 LULZBank
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True but I meant they did it under the shade, hence shadowless.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 17:01 | 2801251 Kobe Beef
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Maybe it was done under a Red Shield. Their actions always begin with a few notable assassinations. Check out the long list of European Monarchs assassinated (or attempted) in the 19th century, back when Europe was the target for hostile takeover.

British PM Lord Liverpool - (1820).

Russian Czar Alexander I -1825.

British Queen Victoria - (5 times, 1840-1850; 1872, 1882).

Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph -(1853).

Russian Czar Alexander II - (1866, 2x 1879, 1880) 1881.

German Chancellor Bismarck - (1874).

German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm I -(2x, 1874).

French President Carnot - 1894.

Spanish PM Canovas - 1897.

Italian King Umberto - 1900.

This list does not referrence the attempted assassination of Americans Andrew Jackson in 1835, nor Lincoln, Seward (attempted), & Johnson (att.) in 1865, nor Garfield 1881, nor Hobart 1899, nor McKinley in 1901.

Let's just stop there. You can look up all the assassinations eliminating enemies, and leading to wars (including WWI and II) pitting great powers against each other to enrich and secure the NWO for as long as you like. Perhaps they are not to blame in this particular case, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least. Let's hope Japan and China don't fall for it.



PS: They probably got ol' Bandar Bush too.


Mon, 09/17/2012 - 06:15 | 2802510 Vlad Tepid
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Kobe:  Gave you the best answer I could on the BOJ on the other tread.  I've spent my waking hours trying to figure out the Fed and it never occured to me to look at the BOJ as closely as I will be from now on.  I hope to God I don't find a Red Shield, though how they were managed after the war will have a lot to do with that.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:20 | 2800371 Death and Gravity
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We live in interesting times.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:21 | 2800373 GlomarHabu
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(originally posted yesterday: re: China vs. Japan)



In reading the posts many contributors have offered insights worthy of having but of marginal utility to recognizing and addressing the one ,major issue.  Global power.


The difficulty with almost all of them is that the insights are so totally tangential to the realpolitik that they must be taken for what they are: inconsequential.


On this globe nations that have for century’s prized individual freedom are now in serious jeopardy. Nations that prize a statist centrally planned life for the individual are ascendant once again after a very brief period of what most thought was their death following the putative collapse of the Soviet Union and the West's gross misinterpretation of "new" Chinese freedoms brought on by that nation’s bastardization of capitalism. A return to global totalitarianism is now in the very high probability range.


This failure to recognize the lessons so brilliantly illuminated during the Enlightenment and it's consequential establishment of a social contract placing the individual first is a fatal myopia.


We are back to raw, naked power global politics: the gun, the bomb, and the realignment of power. All else is a presentation of what is really happening, if followed, can never be brought into focus, and is simply hastening the loss of freedom for it’s replacement ……. the installation of slavery.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:46 | 2800435 VyseLegendaire
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I think you're mistaken that the West ever really had freedom and individualism.  We just have a very thinly veiled authoritarian state with corporate-financial-legal capitalism that benefits the few – an evolution of the joint-stock charter system much more than any realization of any Enlightenment ideals.  In fact I think it is more accurate to say that Enlightenment ideals were painted on the giant corporate oligarchic state that was America from the start. And freedom is a concept unheard of in socialist Europe.  

And even if you do believe we enjoyed a period of brief increased freedom and prosperity through the late 19th century, you would think that the hellish holocausts that defined the 20th century would have erased any figment of imaginary 'freedom' that our 'civilized' nations have stood for since that time.

What free country picks corporate trade wars and enlists millions or hundreds of thousands of citizens by force to weild arms against an imaginary threat across the Pacific? It's woefully delusional to believe we had a serious period of freedom. Rather we were sold a deusion of consumerism and controlled 'personal responsibility' all while chained by the neck and boot to the throat of the old-world oligarchs.

What is at threat with the current unrest is an end to the current dominance of the Anglo-American empire and the resassertiveness of and competition from the newly emboldened Chinese, Russians, and others. To say that there is a dichotomoy between 'them' and 'us' would be to ignore our own culpability in baiting their backlash with our 'soft voice and big stick' diplomacy of the last 3 centuries.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:55 | 2800886 Michael
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All we have to do is eliminate those thousand individual points of light George Bush Sr spoke of.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:21 | 2800374 bob_dabolina
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Japan and China need to stfu and calm down

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:29 | 2800403 Haager
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Not only these two should calm down, this sentence is valid for any nation, especially those involved in the middle-east. But that is not going to happen, because it would mean conciousness would win it from lower instincts.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:55 | 2800461 Zero Debt
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This is a psy-op with planted and paid protesters.

Who are these outraged people? May we know their background and affiliations? Why now? How come it is so well coordinated? How come no police is cracking down?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:27 | 2800812 meatbag
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Sorry, these are not planted and paid protesters.  Yes, you certainly can know the background and affiliations of the protesters.  They are average young Chinese who are very proud of China's new found place as a superpower and they are ready to have a little excitement.  Why be a superpower if you can't swing your big dick around?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:13 | 2800939 delacroix
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shoulda read all the comments first

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:23 | 2800378 hookah
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Whats the best way to defuse the anger against your government? To convert it into anger against another government.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:30 | 2800405 Gully Foyle
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Well Jimmy that really isn't the root cause.

See China has a fuckload of young males that can't get a woman because that one child policy and Chinese social preferences frowned on the birth of a girl child.

All that testosterone aggression and built up sexual frustration needs to be channeled somewhere.

War is always a good way to cull the male herd.

I would say that economic policies take a backseat to the overabundance of young Chinese males.

Maybe we could build another railroad with the lads China doesn't want.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:48 | 2800442 Oh regional Indian
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memories of incidents like Nanking run deep.

Also, ironically, Japanese made Robotic (very human) sex-dolls might be the answer to the Rutting problem.

I hear they are pretty close to real already with gestures, muscle tone etc.

Freaky but fits the post modern society dystopic model well, eh? Cheaper than war...



Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:02 | 2800473 Gully Foyle
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Oh regional Indian

I watch quite a bit of Chinese and Korean films. Hatred for Japan runs very deep.

I think the last attempt to bridge the issue and paint Japanese invaders as human was Jet Li's Fist of Legend the remake of Bruce Lee's The Chinese Connection.Li also tried it in Fearless.

Overall there is a vast hatred for the Japanese and British in Chinese cinema.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:32 | 2800539 JamesBond
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great idea.  japan needs the boost to our exports.

we accept major credit cards and deliver internationally..

please visit our website.

sincerely, ming hung lo




Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:01 | 2800587 Dermasolarapate...
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Why do all those Japanese dolls for sale look 14 ?


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 16:43 | 2801217 Cathartes Aura
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consumer demand.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:12 | 2801421 TheFourthStooge-ing
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ROR! It's funny because it's true.

Japan would be better off sending their elderly hookers (over age 19) to China. After all, they have no small amount of experience organizing squadrons of "comfort women" in foreign lands, including China.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:22 | 2800621 Oh regional Indian
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I'm sure that link will get at least 3,00 hits..... :-)


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:33 | 2800626 Son of Loki
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SEC already ordered three dozen....

The good news is you get a "free Doll of your choice" with every Japanese gov bond purchase.


But order fast, robots are flying out the door!

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:32 | 2800640 homme
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Are these models available with the GI Joe Kung Fu grip?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:53 | 2800681 CheapBastard
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James, I'm normally a Cheap Bastard, but my charitable spirit got the best of me feeling sorry for Japan's weak economy and so I ordered a baker's half dozen of these dolls (the furniture ones if you must know) the interest of supporting the Japanese economy, of course. It feels very good to be helpful.

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 08:37 | 2802712 redd_green
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Spot on there, Hookah.    Chinese government to their people "Its not us, its those awful japanese that invaded China in 1937!  They're the REAL enemy!  Not us (who steal land from peasants every damn day)"

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:23 | 2800379 Wakanda
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Ruh - roh

Better snap up those newly minted iPhone 5s before the missiles fly!


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:50 | 2800447 Winston of Oceania
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China simply hasn't the industrial base to wage a foreign war for very long, but that may be an explaination of the empty cities and as such only a temporary respite from war. 

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:25 | 2800384 LongSoupLine
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Sun Tzu...bitchez.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:28 | 2800396 GlomarHabu
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This activity is the DIRECT result of a US foreign policy and  an impuissant leader, barrack Hussein Obama, a trained and dedicated Marxist but also so totally inept at this republics politics as to be a very serious danger, perhaps a fatal danger to the entire world.


World politics will not tolerate a vacuum and we have the biggest sucking president in our history. He has sent signal after signal to the world that he can be rolled. He kow tows and bows, he lies as all sociopaths do and worldwide foreign governments have long ago taken the measure of this poseur of a president.


I said within the last month that China would move on Japan and the disputed islands. Now it is happening. Expect this to be just a ramping up of US adversaries taking advantage of obamas impotent leadership. In fact no one on the international stage believes this guy a leader in any sense of the word.


He has gutted our military, destroyed our economy, and taken intelligence briefings as an intrusion into his tee times. The Socialist Democratic Party is so deeply into the Jos. Goebbels “big lie” technique as to actually believe what are obviously lies, and the rest of the world sees this. They are not even a fifth column; they are a major party dedicated to destroying this country.


The unraveling of any semblance of world security is rapidly evaporating due directly to obamas ineptness.


This is not the end; this is the beginning of WWIII. The world’s tyrants have an ally in the White House and the world’s democracies have a dedicated enemy in the White House. If he is re reelected this nation is finished, world order will be destroyed and who knows where it will end. Wherever the end is can’t be good.


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:30 | 2800407 Gully Foyle
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Oh Binky, how can a corporatist stooge be a Marxist?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:47 | 2800440 Winston of Oceania
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Easy, Marxism is just another (ism) lie to give the oligarchy rule over the great unwashed.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:21 | 2800520 Gully Foyle
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Winston of Oceania

"Easy, Marxism is just another (ism) lie to give the oligarchy rule over the great unwashed."

Everything then becomes a means of control by the oligarchy including the advice to buy gold and guns.

When was the last time someone said invest in beer and smokes?


Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:00 | 2800469 Winston Churchill
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Lenin was to all appearances UNTIL absolute power was within reach.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:01 | 2800472 Ricky Bobby
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OH Dinky, how can a DNC stooge be a NSA sock puppet.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:06 | 2800485 Boeing Boy
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Spot on, at least Obama wants to pull out of the god forsaken shit hole Afghanistan.  Six more deaths today from Afg police.  What a complete and utter waste of life.


Makes no diff to USofA who gets elected in November.  Military will be cut by BOTH reublicans and dems, don't fool yourself. 

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:13 | 2800500 Heyoka Bianco
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"wants to"? He's had three years, what the fuck is he waiting on? More drone operators?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:27 | 2800529 Boeing Boy
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A polite amount of time will be required before Kabul falls after US/UK pull out. Too embarrassing at the moment, for so much sacrifice.  More sacrifice required...Ever served in the military?  

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:22 | 2800985 Race Car Driver
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> Ever served in the military?


Yeah... I did that once. I junked ya anyhow, moron.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 16:48 | 2801230 Boeing Boy
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Every politician who is not actively calling for the recall of our troops now - not in 2 years time - is complicit in a truly disgusting and criminal waste of our troops.
Our presence serves no purpose and, as someone else has written, the day after we have left it will be as if we'd never been there. Good young lives are being sacrificed for absolutely nothing.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:33 | 2800643 Renewable Life
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No shit, it's called we are broke!!!!

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:30 | 2800423 Boeing Boy
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He hasn't gutted the military at all, christ, try living in england.  You need to calm down my son, the Bernank has screwed your country along with his chums on wall street.  It would have helped if you'd selected a "proper" republican to lead the country post Reagan.


Jees Romney doesn't even know who the rep candidate is..


Man up..

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:48 | 2800441 Vooter
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So our problems began in 2009? LOL...

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 14:56 | 2800890 boogerbently
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"The Socialist Democratic Party is so deeply into the Jos. Goebbels “big lie” technique as to actually believe what are obviously lies....."

And when given the option of admitting a mistake, or just denying what you have witnessed the last 4 years, the  liberals will choose continued destruction of America.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 18:45 | 2801485 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Gomer Haboob said:

He has gutted our military

Funny how only warmongers see an increase in military spending, but not as big of an increase as they wanted, as "gutting" the military.

The Socialist Democratic Party is so deeply into the Jos. Goebbels “big lie” technique as to actually believe what are obviously lies, and the rest of the world sees this. They are not even a fifth column; they are a major party dedicated to destroying this country.

There's only one party in the United States: The War Party. The Democrats and Republicans are their sock puppets. That's what the rest of the world sees. Anyone who doesn't see that the US is a one-party system has fallen for the big lie.

The world’s tyrants have an ally in the White House's been like that for at least a century.

and the world’s democracies have a dedicated enemy in the White House.

Fuck democracy. I'd rather take my chances with a republic, and a much smaller one at that (i.e., no bigger than the size of an original American state).

If he is re reelected

The 22nd amendment to the US constitution prohibits that, not that anyone in Vichy DC is really bound by that document.

this nation is finished

This nation is finished no matter who we are told has won the presidency.

world order will be destroyed and who knows where it will end. Wherever the end is can’t be good.

The world will probably be a lot better off without the US government meddling in the affairs of every other nation on earth.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:29 | 2800398 mrdenis
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Clinton made decision not to post guard at Benghazi .....

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:44 | 2800431 goldfish1
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... no Marines were guarding the compound when the ambassador and three other consulate workers were killed by a heavily armed mob of protesters and Islamist militants, U.S. government officials said..

SEAL vets drawn to security contracting

Can you say shitstorm?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:16 | 2800511 LMAOLORI
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This was all about that poorly acted film that has been out for a year (sarc)

Al-Qaeda says attack on U.S. consulate in Libya ‘revenge’ for death of its 2nd man


Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination

Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:04 | 2800589 Dermasolarapate...
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She's too busy opening bases in real dangerous places like Darwin, Australia:

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:29 | 2800399 nmewn
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Kinda tough being an ambassador these days.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:35 | 2800415 Wakanda
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An ambassador is representative from the crime family across the pond or river.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:59 | 2800466 ParkAveFlasher
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You lost me at "across the pond."  +1 fo the first part!

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:33 | 2800541 Taint Boil
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:46 | 2800562 LMAOLORI
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This probably wasn't a good idea

BREAKING NEWS: Two sources in Chicago diplomatic circles identify Ambassador Chris Stevens as gay (meaning State Department sent gay man to be ambassador to Libya)

Read more

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 16:40 | 2801202 Cathartes Aura
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Dino explained in great detail that the brutal sodomizing of Stevens’ corpse was something that Muslims do to show the “utmost disrespect to the body” and that this is “a great insult in Islam” reserved for homosexuals.  ”It is like making him a woman in death and he will be a woman now after life” the Serbian explained to me.

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doesn't sound like "something" only "Muslims" do, now does it?  it does sound like something some men do to other men when their "masculinity" appears to be threatened by behaviours considered "pussified" - hence the "making him a woman" line, and a cursed "woman" after death, despised.

pretty simplistic, centuries old behaviours. . .

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 15:15 | 2800963 BattlegroundEur...
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But but the job advert said "unlimited Ferrero Rocher"

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:29 | 2800404 fijisailor
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Why would the average Chinese citizen give a fuck about some little islands enough to protest in the street?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:32 | 2800410 Gully Foyle
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See China has a fuckload of young males that can't get a woman because that one child policy and Chinese social preferences frowned on the birth of a girl child.

All that testosterone aggression and built up sexual frustration needs to be channeled somewhere.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:53 | 2800454 LULZBank
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Free tickets to Amsterdam every 3 months?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:05 | 2800483 Eally Ucked
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I think you're right. Now lets apply the same analysis to US, no shortage of pussies here. Oh, I know they must be not good enough thats why "All that testosterone aggression and built up sexual frustration needs to be channeled somewhere."

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:53 | 2800575 azzhatter
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jack off

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:59 | 2800584 CunnyFunt
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Ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby ...

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:01 | 2800471 ziggy59
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Why? They know their history..

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:43 | 2800661 Overfed
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Simple. They don't. The banksters want war.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:31 | 2800406 holdbuysell
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Makes sense as a possibility that should the Japanese mainland become completely contaminated and uninhabitable, they are going to need to move somewhere else, at least those that can afford it.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:43 | 2800422 Schmuck Raker
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This is all Nixon's fault....and ninjas.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:46 | 2800436 Vooter
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Gee, I could have sworn it was September 2012, not August 1914....

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:47 | 2800437 ziggy59
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Maybe he was Breitbarted by Al CIAduh

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:52 | 2800452 backhandtopspin...
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Don't worry Japan, Italy and Germany got your back! Are we all about to become the greatest generation?

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:54 | 2800457 LULZBank
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Did China and Japan convert to Islam???

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:58 | 2800458 NewWorldOrange
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The Chinese people have enormous pent up rage against the Japanese, mostly for very good reasons. Primarily, because Japan turned most of northern China into one big biological weapons testing ground during WWII. Tens of thousands were killed in these experiments. The Japanese routinely rounded up Chinese citizens and brought them in, injected them with bioweapons, and routinely dissected them while they were still alive.

Many Chinese (millions) who were there and lost family to this are still alive today.

The top people who headed the whole "program", including Emperor Hirohito himself, were allowed to get off Scott-free. Hirohito wasn't even deposed and went on as Emperor for about another 50 years. The U.S. agreed to not prosecute them if they turned over all the research, which Hirohito and his cohorts had hidden very well just to use for this purpose.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as what Japan did in China. Japan never paid a cent in compensation, and its leaders went on to lives of wealth and privilege. Japan doesn't even allow any of this to be taught in their schools, so there's no national remorse on anything of that sort, and there was never any apology from Hirohito.

Frankly, I hope China invades Japan, and puts every one of them in  re-education camps to teach them all their real recent history.

While they're at it, maybe then can make 'em clean up all that radioactive mess, with those top people at TEPCO, and its stock and bondholders, on the front lines of that. Maybe a giant pit right down to the Earth's magma. A project on a scale probably only the Chinese could manage.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:04 | 2800477 CH1
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Your post is informative and contains important info. I disagree with you at the end, however. War doesn't teach, it only kills... and it sucks at killing the guilty - it mostly kills the innocent... in gigantic numbers.

War is NOT the hand of justice; it's the hand of cruelty, insanity and hate.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:24 | 2800525 A Middle Child ...
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I could not agree with you more about the nature of war. Take a bunch of young, impressionable kids, fill them full of jingoism, dehumanize whomever is deemed the current enemy, and encourage them to kill, kill, kill. All while the other side does the same.

What a tragic waste.

The biggest problem with war is those who most deserve to die are the ones least likely to do so.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:29 | 2800536 NewWorldOrange
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I agree actually. It was rhetorical/venting I guess. People don't inherit (or shouldn't) the sins of their fathers. Hopefully the whole thing will cause a real dialogue that will lead to Japan recognizing publicly what it did and apologizing to the Chinese, and maybe even paying some compensation (not that there could ever be enough.)

Until that's done, the pressures will probably build. I think the situation is very similar with Israel/Palestine and if Israel continues down its path of arrogant racism toward their neighbors they're going to pay the ultimate price. The day will come when the neighborhood suicide bomber is packing a nuke or dirty bomb.

But what about a people in a democratic society who know their elected leader is doing shit like the Japanese gov did in WWII, and still reelect him anyway? At what point do they become guilty enough to warrant or justify punishment? Does the mob have no responsibility for the acts of the criminals they enable and assist?

Tough questions.

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