Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:March:29 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/3/29 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:24268 Activity:high
3/28    "U.S. Airman Gets 32 Months for Okinawa Rape"
        What the hell?  Only 32 months for rape?  What kind of justice is that?
        And the defense still considers filing an appeal?  --- American guy
        \_ Duh, there's *always* an appeal to *every* case in both civil and
           criminal court.  How ignorant can you be?  And you weren't there so
           you've got no idea what went down in court.  Maybe 32 months was
           an outrageous sentence given the facts of the case which we don't
           have here on the motd.
                \_ Supposed average for rape in Japan in 3-5 years.
        \_ It sounds like he met a hooker in a bar and didn't pay her enough
           so she cried rape.  The real injustice is that this was ever taken
           seriously enough to go to trial.
        \_ He was raping for his country.
           \_ Ah! That's where our tax dollars go ;-)
        \_ The justice department in Okinawa was under heavy US pressure.
           Remind you that Okinawa was an independent nation which has
           thousands years of history before Japan absorb it in 1845.
           After WW2, US want to form a blocade toward Russia and Communist
           China, thus, allow Japan to keep what was then Ryukyu (which
           was traditionally Chinese friendly).
           Japanese, for most part, still don't really care about people
           in Okinawans, treat them as some sort of colonial subject.  This
           is one of the reason why Japan allow bulk of US troops in Okinawa
           instead of Japanese mainland; and Japanese certainlly won't piss
           off US for these colonial subjects.
           Poor Okiwanans,  victim fo two imperial powers.

           If US was protecting its subject when its subject was
           raping 12 years old back in 1995, it will certainly protect its
           subject when the crime is much less severe, like this one.
        \_ She was asking for it.
2002/3/29 [Uncategorized] UID:24269 Activity:kinda low
3/28    There, #3: Billy Wilder.
        \_ who?
           [you can always say "they die in threes" if you define "they"
           in the way that specifically validates your supersition]  -tom
           \_ Rule of 3's counts if all three make Yahoo's front page within
              a week. Or at least show up on Entertainment Tonight or some
              equally inane/popular show/magazine.
                \_ and of course you've done statistical analysis.  -tom
                   \_ listen to the sarcasm fly over tom's head.
                      \_ Don't pick on tom.  You'll break him and then what
                         would we play with?
2002/3/29 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:24270 Activity:high
3/28    We need higher taxes and an open border.
        "..the U.S. spent $430 billion last year on total welfare assistance
         $5,300 per taxpayer"
        "In 2000, 26.7 percent of immigrants in California received welfare
        And guess who the recipients vote for.
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