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Japan Police Hunt Haiku Writer After Five Killings
ABC ^ | Tue Jul 23, 2013

Posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Japanese police are hunting a poetry-writing killer after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village.

The five victims represent a third of the population of the hamlet in western Yamaguchi prefecture, where police found three corpses on Sunday after two houses were burned to the ground.

Investigators on Monday discovered the bodies of two more people, who reports said appeared to have been battered to death. All five of the dead were in their 70s or 80s.

The chief suspect is a 63-year-old villager at whose home police found a "haiku" poem stuck to the window

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Local News; Poetry; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: haiku; japan; poetry

1 posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Does this mean we can expect 12 more murders? ( Isn’t Haiku 5/7/5?)


2 posted on 07/23/2013 4:33:20 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway
The link is broken
Much clicking yields no content
My browser is sad.
3 posted on 07/23/2013 4:35:08 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: gorush
Murder expected.
Look at the literature.
A sad time indeed.
4 posted on 07/23/2013 4:35:48 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Very nice!


5 posted on 07/23/2013 4:37:52 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Billthedrill
It worked for me, but try here
6 posted on 07/23/2013 4:38:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This is like the Agatha Christie novel “And then there were none” :

Ten little Injuns standin’ in a line,
One toddled home and then there were nine;
Nine little Injuns swingin’ on a gate,
One tumbled off and then there were eight.
Eight little Injuns gayest under heav’n.
One went to sleep and then there were seven;
Seven little Injuns cuttin’ up their tricks,
One broke his neck and then there were six.
Six little Injuns all alive,
One kicked the bucket and then there were five;
Five little Injuns on a cellar door,
One tumbled in and then there were four.
Four little Injuns up on a spree,
One got fuddled and then there were three;
Three little Injuns out on a canoe,
One tumbled overboard and then there were two.
Two little Injuns foolin’ with a gun,
One shot t’other and then there was one;
One little Injun livin’ all alone,
He got married and then there were none.[1]

Only in this version, haiku is used as each victim meets his demise, and there are 15 targets on the island.

Oooh, spooky.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 4:38:31 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: nickcarraway

link misdirection
hope they hang the bastard now
some shits need hanging


8 posted on 07/23/2013 4:40:44 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nickcarraway
An observation:

Japan is one of the most authoritarian countries in the world with respect to law enforcement.

There is next to zero private ownership of firearms. The police can hold anyone for questioning for an indefinite period, without any probable cause or even suspicion. There are no rights against unreasonable search and seizure. Americans would not tolerate such a police state.

Yet even that rigid law enforcement cannot stop "crazy" or "evil". Q.E.D.

9 posted on 07/23/2013 4:41:28 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: nickcarraway
That one did work fine
Accept my deep gratitude
Happy browser smiles.
10 posted on 07/23/2013 4:42:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: gorush
Thank you, your kind words
Soothe me in these troubled times.
A small thing matters.
11 posted on 07/23/2013 4:43:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Now you’re starting to scare me. :{)


12 posted on 07/23/2013 4:44:01 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
Uncomfortable?
I am not the murderer.
Go on with your life.
13 posted on 07/23/2013 4:49:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: gorush; 1rudeboy
Don't believe him
His wakizashi drips blood
His haiku is strong.
14 posted on 07/23/2013 4:52:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

Oh. A Vogon advance party.


15 posted on 07/23/2013 4:54:32 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Billthedrill
Leave me be, earthling.
I am not of your planet.
But I will return.
16 posted on 07/23/2013 4:55:25 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Billthedrill; 1rudeboy

Rolling on the floor
laughing so hard I could puke
please keep it coming


17 posted on 07/23/2013 5:03:09 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
You trifle with me?
Your interweb amuses.
But I am sober.
18 posted on 07/23/2013 5:07:53 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: AnAmericanMother
Americans would not tolerate such a police state.

Yet.

In the last 100 years liberty has eroded significantly and the rate of erosion has accelerated since FDR.

When I think of the impositions put on private property by The Clean Water Act and the advent of No Knock Raids, I wonder if the Bill of Rights really matters any more.

And now with Obama Care the IRS can track your bank accounts and medical records.

Then we have the FISA Secret Warrants; they can search your home with out ever telling you and if you discover that your home was searched you are by law forbidden to tell anyone. We the people are supposed to be comforted by the fact that these warrants are approved by special judges. Oh I am very comforted that pretty much all of the warrant request are approved by these judges.

Our rights are vanishing like the morning dew and we had better start fighting those that want our rights to evaporate.

19 posted on 07/23/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

1,
2,
3,
4,
5....


20 posted on 07/23/2013 5:21:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: gorush
I shall best him yet
A new arena awaits -
Dueling Country songs!
21 posted on 07/23/2013 5:21:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

From five syllables
I will attempt to create
the most clever rhyme


22 posted on 07/23/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway
He would be immune
he once boasted to neighbors
Hah! Medication!

23 posted on 07/23/2013 5:28:42 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: nickcarraway

poetry-writing killer

That’s just over the top. Sheesh.


24 posted on 07/23/2013 5:32:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Billthedrill
Did I say sober?
As is often the case here,
I am incorrect.
25 posted on 07/23/2013 5:35:29 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Strange taste at dinner
The sushi rice was dark red.
Yamaguchi grown?


26 posted on 07/23/2013 5:39:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: BenLurkin

Actually, if you know Japanese people, this makes perfect sense.

I like all the Haiku experts here!

(never got into it myself, even after 15 years in the backwash of Chiba.)


27 posted on 07/23/2013 6:07:25 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Sake - man drinks first flask
First flask drinks the second flask
Third flask drinks the man.
28 posted on 07/23/2013 6:15:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Pontiac
You are correct.

We are not there yet, but we're headed in that direction.

29 posted on 07/24/2013 9:01:00 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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