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The guy is a complete tool, he deserves whatever he's got coming.

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The pained face of the man at the window of the limo is a classic portrait of "Woulda Shoulda Coulda". The Dems should just keep giving the Retrumplicans more rope for their long drop down so they can twist in the whirlwind they have reaped by allowing a man who has always been " a party of one" to lead them over the cliff where Cruz, Hawley et al. are now hanging by their fingertips.

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I wonder what would happen to me if I committed fraud to this extent...

I'm certain it wouldn't include a suspended sentence.

I can't see how they could justify giving the husband a suspended sentence. His fraud is many multiple times bigger. I guess we'll find out soon how much those special connections will benefit him.

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You could see it comming with all the denials that it wouldnt be canceled.

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Given that Tokyo has already given Washington what it most wanted -- cutting tariffs on pork and beef

As it translated to cheaper price to consumers, I have never seen one in my area.

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The cancellation of the Olympics would be a financial disaster for Japan, which has spent at least $25 billion on preparations — three quarters of which was public money.

That's OK. We can afford it!

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Tokyo, Japan and IOC need to work on a 2024 Olympics, Just shift the schedule down. The probability of it being a success is pretty darn good.

The chances of success of a Winter Olympics in China event is not a matter of vaccinations within China. It's a matter of vaccinations all over the world and to what extent international travel has returned, both in terms of travelers and airlines. If China wants to proclaim complete victory over the pandemic when the world has not, they can hold a China National Winter Sports Event, without the IOC or other nations.

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I've spent many a discussion with my Japanese colleagues trying to separate two things. 1. Alone and lonely. They, like TrevorPeace pointed out, are not the same. You can be lonely in a crowd and quite content alone. However, my Japanese friends don't seem to be able to separate the two.

Thunder and lightning.

Posted in: The coronavirus epidemic has raised concerns over an increase in the number of people suffering loneliness, due to a range of reasons including restraint on going out, loss of employment and school closures. See in context

Park2014_Chapter_WhoBenefitsFromDualCitizenship.pdf

10.3 South Korea’s new nationality law and dual citizenship policy Owing to rapid economic development since the late 1980s, labor shortages have been one of the urgent issues faced by the South Korean economy. The influx of foreign workers consequently transformed South Korea from a labor-sending to a labor-importing country. In response to increasing migrants and the growing social problems like declining birth rate, South Korea has been introducing remarkable changes into their immigration and citizenship policies since the mid-1990s (Lee et al., 2006; S. Lee, 2005). These changes have also aimed to attract more migrant workers to stay permanently and to prevent Korean nationals from renouncing their Korean citizenship. The primary goal of these policy changes is to promote economic development while alleviating social problems. The revision of the Nationality Law in May 2010 (effective since January 1, 2011) opened the door to dual citizenship. It was the latest development in this series of changes made to immigration policies and related legal structures,4 including providing immigrant workers and foreign investors with easier access to the Korean economy, and allowing more overseas Koreans to work and stay in South Korea. With regard to overseas Koreans, the Kim Young-Sum administration initiated the New Policy for Overseas Koreans in 1993, which led to the establishment of the Globalization Project Committee in 1995 and the Overseas Koreans Foundation in 1997 in an attempt to strengthen ties between overseas Koreans and promote their rights and interests, as well as participation in the country’s development.5 The succeeding Kim Dae-Jung administration introduced the Overseas Koreans Act in 1999, which granted partial Who Benefits from Dual Citizenship? 195 citizenship to overseas Koreans.6 Policies that also cover non-Korean immigrants include: the Foreign Industrial Trainee Program, which started in 1991; successive Employment Permit Systems (EPS)7 from 2004 onward; the Act on the Treatment of Foreigners in Korea of 2007; abolition of the Family Registry Law with the patrilineal family system, which was replaced by the Law on the Registration of Family Relationship in 2008;8 and the Multicultural Family Support Act of 2008.9 Among these policies, the EPS and the Overseas Korean Act were important steps in extending, albeit partially, the scope of citizenship before the introduction of the New Nationality Law of 2010. What these policy changes show is an orientational shift in South Korea’s policy since the 1990s to actively utilize migrant labor rather than control them to ensure social cohesiveness. The New Nationality Law of 2010 is characterized by: (1) the relaxation of requirements for the naturalization of competent immigrants; (2) the relaxation of the obligation to give up a foreign nationality upon naturalization (limited acceptance of dual citizenship); (3) the acceptance of dual citizenship based on a pledge not to exercise their foreign nationality inside the country; and (4) the prohibition of expatriation without completing military service. The New Nationality Law allows holding dual citizenship for immigrants upon naturalization to South Korea

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Perhaps now we will see serious Covid testing in Japan?

I wouldnt hold my breath waiting for this to change here!

In my opinion, if Japan had been open about testing and contact tracing from the beginning, I would like to think that we wouldnt be seeing the increase that we are going through now and just maybe this discussion about the Olympics being held or not wouldn't be occurring.

It's always "after" something happens here that changes occur! If the Olympics get cancelled you can bet on Suga losing his job!

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Ironic that Biden wasn't wearing a mask at his inauguration and his press secretary said there are more important things to worry about:

https://mobile.twitter.com/RubinReport/status/1352399328346664960

Funny how the people making the rules don't follow them...

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They have that option, it's called paid leave. With the extra option of unpaid leave.

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Isn't the State of New York still investigating him?

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Is there anything stopping Embassies from distributing the vaccine to their nationals from within the Embassy grounds?

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The filibuster isn't going anywhere. I'd rather see it reduced to something smaller, like a 55-vote threshold, rather than 60, but I'm still, at this point in time, against eliminating it entirely.

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they said already the source of the money, and they were just following directions from above.

is this the end?

nobody else is gonna be held responsible?

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Yes, but home offices are already tax deductible, I believe. As are purchases made for use in your home office which include a percentage of utilities, rent (or mortgage payments) and coffee.

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Typical of the government here, tossing out a trial balloon to test the waters, and see the response.

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If this is true then its the right decision. Japan may be ready but lots of other countries and athletes will not be. Though it does seem strange that the Prime Minister Suga-san was adamant that they would go ahead. A public decision is needed sooner rather than later, to avoid more wasted tax money!!!

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The justification for this must be that Japan wants to test the vaccines on it's own people before granting approval. There is no other logical explanation for why they need to do this. If that is the case, and they simply don't trust the approvals granted from other countries because Japanese are somehow 'different', fair enough.

It's their country, their government, their bureaucracy.

This delay does nothing for Europeans living in Japan, or Americans, or Australians, or any other nationalities whose governments have already deemed the vaccine safe for them. Therefore Japan should be able to administer the vaccine to any national of a country who has already approved the vaccine for its own people.

Living in Japan for 1 year, or 5 years, or 20 years doesn't suddenly make my body Japanese, no matter how much miso soup I consume. This is a global pandemic, therefore a global approach should be taken to how vaccines are distributed to residents.

I know this will never happen, but let's just remember that it's only politics that is preventing it.

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South Korean nationality law - Wikipedia"

Wiki is anything but a reliable source of information as anyone can edit and post anything they like.

Far too many hours spent at the Uni library carrying out research, plus a continuation during my professional duties, taught me never to rely on Wiki sources.

My original source was not wiki but the world atlas.

Here it is again. As you can see SK is not included in the list because they have had dual citizenship since 2008.

Countries That Don't Recognize Dual Citizenship

There are numerous countries that do not recognize dual citizenship. These countries are not confined to specific continents but are found across the globe. AndorraAzerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana. Bhutan, Oman, Malaysia, and China forbid dual citizenship. However, some countries may offer exemptions. For example, in Azerbaijan, the President may offer dual nationality to people of special importance as deemed by the office of the presidency. 

In the Congo, Djibouti, Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Monaco, Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, one automatically loses citizenship upon acquisition of citizenship of another country. 

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-that-don-t-recognize-dual-citizenship.html

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I wonder what the gov will do with all the facilities they built

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Cruz spent weeks parroting Trump's baseless claims of election fraud

Actually, Ted is too savvy for that. He didn't directly claim there was fraud. He just sat back and let others make that claim, then he'd point to opinion polls showing people didn't trust the election. From there, he framed his responses as, "people have serious questions" and "we need to delay certification so we can satisfy the American people."

That way, fraud or no fraud, his rear was covered. He was just protecting our Democracy. No one could possible be against slowing things down, asking questions, and protecting our great country, could they?

Cruz said Trump would remain a significant part of the political conversation, but that the Republican Party should move away from divisive “language and tone and rhetoric” that alienated suburban voters, particularly women, in recent elections.

Nah. With Trump gone that will be the easy part. Suburban women hated the pig.

But let's be real, Ted. You will not be getting away from divisive tone and rhetoric since it's all the GOP has. Your party no longer runs on platforms or positions. Your party runs on fear.

In Georgia the platform was "Don't vote for the communists". There was a prediction that the stock market would collapse (it didn't, it broke records). Notice how so many Trump fans suddenly, in unison, started to use the word "marxist" on this message board? Memo received. Ted himself told Texans that transgenders would suddenly start attacking little girls in bathrooms. And of course, completely open borders allowing anyone to stroll in.

In order for the GOP to agree and compromise with Democrats they have to convince their base that compromising with America hating communists is sometimes necessary. Good luck with that. Your next primary opponent is watching.

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@andy

Tokyo Olympics should definitely canceled due to the pandemic and not to be held in tokyo or in other country until corona virus is to clear off.

I assure you that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be held on schedule by February 2022 since China would have completed the vaccination of its population well before then.

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if the offender's name isn't uncovered ,public might think that offender is gaikokujin/foreinger..

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so which media says the truth?

there will be or will not be tokyo olimpics?

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The Republic of Korea (South Korea) has long described itself as a “homogenous and united country” or “unitary race” (danil minjok gukka), so citizenship has been defined in terms of bloodlines rather than birthplace (Choi 2014, 97; Shin 2006, 18). This mindset persists in some quarters, but South Korean attitudes towards citizenship have changed in recent decades. Most respondents in a 2010 survey agreed that “South Korea must become a multicultural and multiethnic society instead of a united and homogenous state” (Joongang Sunday, March 23, 2014). In 2013, meanwhile, the Asan Institute detected a shift from a “blood-based” definition of citizenship, towards one based on “cultural competencies” such as knowledge of the Korean language and history (J Kim 2014, 99). This attitudinal shift is also evident in the constitution of South Korean society. The number of foreign residents was 2.18 million in 2017. The foreign population equated to 4.2% of South Korea’s total, as opposed to just 3.1% in 2013 (KIS Statistics 2018, 38).1

Residency, however, does not lead automatically to citizenship. Of the 227,000 people who have attained South Korean citizenship since 1948, about three-quarters have done so through marriage. In 2017, two-thirds of these “marriage migrants” were from China and Vietnam, with China being the single-biggest source (37.1%). A significant portion of Chinese migrants were ethnic Korean (Chosunjeok)."

"An increasing level of ethnic diversity is thus evident in South Korea as a society, but not necessarily as a political community. That is, South Korea’s willingness to host people of different ethnicities has been stronger than its willingness to accept non-Koreans as citizens. Public opinion polls reveal that most South Koreans – predominantly the young and those with higher levels of education – favour easing restrictions on foreign workers. They are comfortable with living around foreigners and accept that non-ethnic Koreans can qualify for citizenship (Hundt 2016, 487). A consistent counter-trend, however, has been that older people and those with lower levels of education are opposed to or uncomfortable with, the changes that immigration necessitates (see Hundt 2016, 500)."

"https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00472336.2018.1504111"

As previously stated behind the facade of modernism it's probable, yet so restrictive the vast majority of "supporters" would not want to have it once they know the full implications of obtaining

NONE of the above claims or proves that SK does not have dual citizenship. It does.

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"The mother of Tiger Woods is from Korea,"

She's from Thailand.

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But even yesterday the PM was admanatly guaranteeing the games would go ahead on NHK news without vaccinations ( can't be done in Japan in time as the rollout will be hardly advanced by then) under stringent safe measures ( spectators not shouting or cheering, participants locked in their villages, cafeterias closed at 8 PM and other brilliant ideas).

But of course he was promising Go To Travel was all good and would not be cancelled right till the end as well.

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Frankly you'd find it more productive than making unfounded accusations about Naomi Osaka lying.

I've tried to enlighten the poster multiple times, but even after teaching them the law here, the poster keeps repeating the same inaccuracies.

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