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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Christian News Network fundies
« Last post by Jocasta McFucken on Today at 01:51:27 pm »
Does anyone else find Christian News Network to be a clickbait-ridden, slow, annoying website (apart from the obvious content issues)?

I had to run an anti-Malware program recently and it found some stuff, I wouldn't be surprised if their website was the problem.
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Politics and Government / Re: Canadian Politics
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 12:51:36 pm »
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 12:30:12 pm »
Recent Domestic Terrorist? Was this the mass shooter in like, Mississippi? I think I'm behind on my mentally disturbed murderers.

Not a shooter this time, surprisingly. He stabbed three people who tried to stop him harassing two Muslim women in a train killing two of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/05/28/brave-and-selfless-oregon-stabbing-victims-hailed-as-heroes/?utm_term=.5d3330e5071d

And on this Memorial Day, the president has said a grand total of nothing about the two veterans that we lost to white supremacy. Though, Casino Mussolini did take time last week to congratulate the Montana Representative who won his race after body-slamming a reporter.

These days a bodyslam is not a big deal.  It's barely even a transitional move.  Would have been fun if he followed it up with the People's Elbow though.

According to the FOX News team who were there, it wasn't just a bodyslam, it was a chokeslam. And apparently a local TV station has footage of the event, but they're refusing to release it. (I hope it gets subpoenaed pronto when the case goes to trial.)
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by TheContrarian on Today at 12:27:08 pm »
Recent Domestic Terrorist? Was this the mass shooter in like, Mississippi? I think I'm behind on my mentally disturbed murderers.

Not a shooter this time, surprisingly. He stabbed three people who tried to stop him harassing two Muslim women in a train killing two of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/05/28/brave-and-selfless-oregon-stabbing-victims-hailed-as-heroes/?utm_term=.5d3330e5071d

And on this Memorial Day, the president has said a grand total of nothing about the two veterans that we lost to white supremacy. Though, Casino Mussolini did take time last week to congratulate the Montana Representative who won his race after body-slamming a reporter.

These days a bodyslam is not a big deal.  It's barely even a transitional move.  Would have been fun if he followed it up with the People's Elbow though.
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The Lounge / Re: Random Thoughts Thread
« Last post by Sleepy on Today at 11:30:15 am »
This isn't so much a random thought as a random question, but it doesn't warrant it's own thread so I'm asking here.

For those of you who know such things, if I wanted to convey to a Japanese person that I don't speak/understand Japanese would I say Nihon-go wa wakarimasen or Nihon-go ga wakarimasen? The internet seems to be providing me with both versions.  Also, should I stick Watashi wa... at the start or is that redundant?  I've read somewhere native speakers often leave out that part of a sentence when it's obvious you're talking about yourself, the other person, your cat's mum etc etc.

Also, if you don't need watashi wa because that's not how fluent/native Japanese speakers talk, could it be advisable to include it so it's obvious I actually don't speak/understand Japanese, as telling saying it to someone in perfect, fluent Japanese might seem...weird?

A 2nd also - is it better to say I don't understand Japanese or I don't speak Japanese?  Which one conveys the same meaning as saying I don't speak x language in English, or does it even matter?

Am I over thinking this?  Maybe looking like a confused idiot will convey the same thing lol.

Using わたしは (watashi wa) in your statement isn't really necessary, because when you speak, it'll be obvious that you're referring to yourself. I suppose using it would further convey your lack of fluency, but it'd be overly redundant.

With the wa versus ga part, it doesn't really matter because particles are generally dropped in conversational Japanese. There's no need for a particle in the sentence to mark what part of speech "nihongo" is because it'll be obvious from context. So if you don't understand what someone's saying, you could say:

すみません、わかりません。
Sumimasen, wakarimasen.
I'm sorry, I don't understand.

すみません、にほんごはなせません。
Sumimasen, nihongo hanasemasen.
I'm sorry, I can't speak Japanese.

すみません is important for politeness. はなせません is conveying that you don't have the ability to speak Japanese. There are more natural conversational ways of saying it, but that'll get the message across.
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by The_Queen on Today at 09:47:50 am »
Recent Domestic Terrorist? Was this the mass shooter in like, Mississippi? I think I'm behind on my mentally disturbed murderers.

Not a shooter this time, surprisingly. He stabbed three people who tried to stop him harassing two Muslim women in a train killing two of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/05/28/brave-and-selfless-oregon-stabbing-victims-hailed-as-heroes/?utm_term=.5d3330e5071d

And on this Memorial Day, the president has said a grand total of nothing about the two veterans that we lost to white supremacy. Though, Casino Mussolini did take time last week to congratulate the Montana Representative who won his race after body-slamming a reporter.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Svata on Today at 09:46:07 am »
It sure is. Best existentialism I've ever tasted.
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The Lounge / Re: Random Thoughts Thread
« Last post by Katsuro on Today at 08:40:09 am »
A simple "que" would probably get the point across.

Do many Japanese people speak Spanish and/or are fans of Fawlty Towers?  I would love it if Fawlty Towers was  big in Japan
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The Lounge / Re: Random Thoughts Thread
« Last post by Art Vandelay on Today at 06:37:56 am »
A simple "que" would probably get the point across.
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by SCarpelan on Today at 06:23:13 am »
Recent Domestic Terrorist? Was this the mass shooter in like, Mississippi? I think I'm behind on my mentally disturbed murderers.

Not a shooter this time, surprisingly. He stabbed three people who tried to stop him harassing two Muslim women in a train killing two of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/05/28/brave-and-selfless-oregon-stabbing-victims-hailed-as-heroes/?utm_term=.5d3330e5071d
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