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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:As a former muslim (874 comments)

But the issue about not following Islam strictly enough is also true for Christians.

The whole thing is really about the surrounding culture rather than the religion itself. If the culture supports violence then any religious scriptures will be interpreted as such as well.

5 days ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:The battle of extremes. (176 comments)

That's very true. I mean, for one thing, you can do abortions much later in the USA than you can do in Sweden (later as in "late term abortions"). I guess even people who are supportive of abortion (but not supportive of late term abortions) will defend late term abortions simply because they fear that making them illegal will affect conventional abortions.

about a week ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:It happened (117 comments)

>> Seriously. For 10 million dollars he could of raised an army and taken over a small country. All he would have to do then is pass a law forbidding an extradition to America and he would of been set. 10 million dollars could have bought any number of extra-legal solutions to his problems.

Is that some kind of slang?

about three weeks ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:how much does that cost to build? (419 comments)

Yeah I know. The republicans are all about making large infrastructure investments, but minority groups obstruct their plans every chance they get. It's like some Live and Let Die black conspiracy turned real.

about a month ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:its terrible (257 comments)

Oh god it's spreading outside of Sweden.

I thought this was a local fad among Swedish nazis, but apparently it's something more.

These people toss around the label liberally.

about a month and a half ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Two things. (330 comments)

Immigration is a hotter topic in europe specifically because we have better social security.

The US has this attitude of letting everybody in and just have them take care of themselves, while many european countries actually take care of their own people.

This creates a situation when we get people into the country who were not born there but who will get social security, free health care and everything like that.

about a month and a half ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re: Moral Imperialism (475 comments)

But as far as I know, obscenity laws are completely different from the law/s against child pornography. The difference being that obscenity laws do not regulate possession, only distribution. You can't be prosecuted for owning something that is obscene, only for distributing it.

about 2 months ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re: Moral Imperialism (475 comments)

Actually... No.

Well to be perfectly honest... I'm not that familiar with the american arguments on this subject, but I'm familiar with an argument by european proponents of this type of legislation... And that argument has nothing to do with the harm of the material itself, and this is specifically why their argument simply cannot be defeated.

Why?

Because they don't argue that the material itself causes harm. They argue that the material itself IS THE HARM. (sorry for the capitals, no \emph here)

When they look at it from that perspective, there's simply nothing that can change their mind because it doesn't matter what effects the material itself has. It doesn't matter whatever studies you show these people. Their argument is simply that the material itself is the actual damage done, and it must be forbidden.

about 2 months ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Distasteful stuff, but should not be illegal (475 comments)

If the IQ study is the one I think it is, it was based entirely on convicted child molesters, and not on the population of pedophiles as a whole. Therefore if, say, lower IQ causes these people to molest, then it also makes them more likely to get caught.

It'd be really interesting to see studies on the entire population, not just on incarcerated subsets.

about a month ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Distasteful stuff, but should not be illegal (475 comments)

Actually while I agree with what you're saying in general, I want to ask

1: Do you have any sources or links to such studies as you mention in the beginning of your post?

2: Comparing countries is a bit problematic because there might be a differences between two countries in terms of how likely people there are to go to the police following a rape. (though with japan it's probably a special case seeing that there's a study confirming that reported incidents of rape decreased as availability of porn increased, and it doesn't seem likely that japan became so much more sexist since the end of world war 2 that report frequencies changed as a result)

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:You are highly confused (385 comments)

The belief that abortion should be considered murder is absolutely fucking retarded, though.

about 2 months ago
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Diners Tend To Eat More If Their Companions Are Overweight

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re: America = snowball (126 comments)

Yeah right...

about 2 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

But what the schools are doing isn't necessary what the culture at large is doing.

You'll have to look beyond school. What is media telling men and women about IT?

about 3 months ago

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Swedish Translator Busted for Cartoon Porn

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki (895364) writes "A famous Swedish translator of Japanese manga has been fined 25000 crowns (3400 us dollars or 2500 euro) for possession of 51 fictional drawings which were deemed to be child pornographic. Many libertarian and liberal blogs have criticized this case (and the law) along with the pirate party which is now considering the possibility of making a press statement on the issue (mainly relating to how the police confiscated the translator's harddrives without returning them). Three of Sweden's largest newspapers (Aftonbladet, Expressen and Dagens Nyheter) have also criticized the case which also gets mentioned on the homepage of the Swedish non-profit comic book awareness organization Seriefrämjandet. To complicate matters a new law kicks in on the first of july not only raising the minimum age of participation in pornography to 18, but also criminalizes the act of viewing such material even if the images are not in your actual possession."
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