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Posted in: TV looks more like U.S. and viewers like it, diversity study says See in context

I have zero interest in American TV shows and I'm from there LoL. Is this article even of interest here in Japan?

Well, this is the world section and yes, American shows are popular, nothing I would really care to watch unless it's on HBO or Showtime, bigger budget shows, the NCIS shows you can keep, wife and all of her friends love it, don't understand the allure, so understand you're feeling on that part.

Movies yes I could see the interest but US TV, not really a thing here I feel.

I agree. 

Americans. Say no more.

Not just America, other countries as well, just a bit more subtle about it.

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

Oh, yes. Check with your doctor first and get a second opinion, particularly if the first opinion is a minority view among doctors. 

Which would depend on which doctor understands my medical history better. Worked out for most people

I’m sure you did this.

Yes.

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

Notice the hand sneaking into the pic holding the sign "It's my Choice!"....

When the government tells me to take something that it thinks is medically beneficiary to me but doesn’t know anything about my personal medical history.

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

Indeed - all those dead anti-vax conservative radio hosts...

Rogan seems to be fine and Gupta seems to be hiding….

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

I wonder in six weeks how many of the folks in the pic above will follow their favorite far-right radio hosts into the ICU or the morgue...

Doubt, people are recovering faster than before, looks like the immunity herd is working.

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Posted in: TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at U.S. hearing See in context

So much of the content aimed at kids/teenagers is complete brain rot anyway. At least Youtube does have plenty of informative content if you want it but good riddance to the others.

I couldn’t agree more.

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

I am sure comments from the uneducated don’t affect these people, they have more education and brains than the whole right wing put together!!!!

Some might disagree as this administration sagging poll numbers are showing that.

By 'people' do you mean fellow far rightists at the local gun club and those attending evangelical churches throughout the US South and the other bible belt states.

Yes, as well as other independents and liberals that are tired of these oppressive forces draconian rules. This is why Dave Chappelle (a liberal) who is becoming the poster child of resistance to big government and corporate America.

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice' See in context

She’s probably going to breath a sigh of relief once she’s out of there.

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

Quite a lot of them are unemployable anyway

A lot of people in this administration shouldn’t be employed.

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Posted in: Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users See in context

More and more people are just not taking this anymore. People are really starting to fight back

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Posted in: Baldwin was practicing drawing gun when he fired fatal shot: director See in context

It is, actually

Ok, you might think so, for some they’re good but to thousands in the US it doesn’t.

https://www.hoover.org/research/decline-unions-good-news

https://www.ft.com/content/cf6d837f-4605-4060-8513-38f396bddc7e

Some people like them, I’m not for them, I worked under them years ago, it depends on the job and field, some are decent, some have their benefits, some are atrocious and should abolished or restructured.

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Posted in: Baldwin was practicing drawing gun when he fired fatal shot: director See in context

Yes. Unions are good. Every business should be unionised.

It depends. That is not always necessarily true. But with Baldwin and his lack of experience and also his over-confidence and gigantic ego it would have been better to put this project in the hands of people that could override his aggressive nature and put the breaks on anything they felt were questionable conducts.

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Posted in: Baldwin was practicing drawing gun when he fired fatal shot: director See in context

when practicing with a gun you should never have your finger on the trigger and its not necessary.

there shouldn't be real bullets in a prop gun and why was the crew not wearing safety gear ?

The whole thing is multiple negligence and Baldwin is guilty of firing the weapon and should take responsibility .

The facts still don't add up

I agree. Here we have a man with no experience who historically talked down to gun owners has non-union workers with No idea on how to properly deal with a firearm on a set. I feel bad for the guy, but the insults and assaults coming his way, that's his own fault. If he would have had proper union and experienced gun experts on the set, this could have been avoided and that woman would still be alive.

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Posted in: U.S. details new international COVID-19 travel requirements See in context

Allowing the unvaccinated into the country makes no sense

It absolutely doesn’t.

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Posted in: Billionaire tax takes shape as Biden pushes for budget deal See in context

The top 1% in America currently pay 40% of federal taxes. How much should they be paying?

Most liberals want the rich to pay 80-90% of their fair share. If it’s not yours and you didn’t create wealth you would never understand what it takes or what it means to the people that busted their rear to get to that level.

When is big government decide to take money from the richest people it’s a sign of economic failure on their part for creating their lack of opportunity and better job training.

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Posted in: Billionaire tax takes shape as Biden pushes for budget deal See in context

Wealth tax.

No, how about creating and generating your own wealth. Create decent jobs in three prosperity robbing Paul to gift peters not going to help anyone.

Trump’s new social media company is his biggest scam yet

Like anyone is going to believe a fashion magazine…sure…

TRUTH Social will probably be a flop, but Trump is likely to make hundreds of millions anyway

And then again and looking how the country is going and the rate that conservatives are being silenced, it might be a huge hit.

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Posted in: Billionaire tax takes shape as Biden pushes for budget deal See in context

Instead, to win over Sinema and others, the White House has been floating a new idea of taxing the assets of billionaires and another that would require corporations to pay a 15% minimum tax, regardless of if they show any profits. Those both appear to be gaining traction with another pivotal Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

This can go very badly for Joe. The wealthy can and will move their money, I see that as the highest possible outcome, there’s no possible way will most of them let Biden take their money saying, you don’t need this much, who the heck are these people? Second, Manchin and Sinema are digging in their heels if Manchin decides to switch parties, Biden’s spending palooza is going down in flames.

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Posted in: U.S. suspends $700 mil in aid to Sudan after military takeover See in context

They shouldn’t get a dime, we already don’t have money and then the little we have are going to the military of these people?? No!

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Posted in: Biden sued in Ohio over reversal of Trump-era abortion referral ban See in context

Why? Why does anyone want more unwanted children in Ohio or anywhere on earth?

There are many people and adoption agencies that want kids.

”Conservatives” using big government to force their morals on others.

I don’t like it, but having pointed that out liberals shouldn’t be outraged as this is a normal thing of their parties mantra.

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Posted in: Burger King adds Clown Fries and craft buns soaked in butter to menu in Japan See in context

Soaked in butter? Isn't there enough fat in the burger?

I agree.

This must have been inspired by the American, Paula Deen. Just watching her make that fried cheesecake, with extra sugar and chocolate sauce nearly gave me a stroke.

The majority of her recipes are not that extreme

To be honest, she did put some vegetable - one mint leaf.

Lol, as a Southern or for many in the Midwest butter is just a fact of life, ever tasted deep-fried butter? I personally could never eat like that, but there are people that do. I’ll just stick to a regular Whopper, simple and that’s it. Now I have noticed that Japanese do tend to like buttery things from chips to even fried chicken. My daughter once ordered some take out butter chicken and I tried it, but it was just horrible, the kid loved it. But I’m not surprised that BK Japan would come out with a burger like this.

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Posted in: Florida's top doctor told to leave meeting after refusing to wear mask See in context

It’s funny how liberals get to decide what a real doctor or lawyer is and everyone else are just too stupid to make an opinion or observation. Yeah, they’re by birth the chosen ones that have the right to dictate and determine what a person is.

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Posted in: Biden, key senators meet as Democrats drive toward budget deal See in context

And he's certainly no "moderate" as he styles himself and the supine MSM insist on labeling him. His smooth, soft-shoe "bipartisan" political shtick is the keystone of his fossil-fuelled wealth . Manchin is a fossil himself of the grandfathered Corporate Democratic Party that since Clinton has been driving millions of working-class Americans into the embrace of the Republicans, themselves now saddled with the Frankenstein of Trumpism they have created. Manchin and Sinema will soon have to cry uncle or leave the party.

Funny, liberals would be praising Manchin were he to support this massive costly behemoth entitlement waste.

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Posted in: Florida's top doctor told to leave meeting after refusing to wear mask See in context

The QGOP sect members are showing once again what a pathetic group of losers they are. 

Why? I would tend to think he would know more than the average person that never went to med school. I can’t comment not knowing entire circumstances, but as a doctor, I’m sure he knows.

The QGOP are disease ridden, and spreading their sicknesses throughout the US South and elsewhere.

And the ones in California that are vaccinated and getting sick and passing it, what do we call those people?

And they are heavily armed, willing to wage revolution (see Jan. 6th, DC) for their sect leaders. 

Isn’t that for a different topic.

Emperor Xi, Tsar Putin, Erdogan, MbS and MbZ and other authoritarians chuckle as Trump's troops further splinter and weaken the US.

How does Trump fit in all of this? Huh?

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Posted in: Biden, key senators meet as Democrats drive toward budget deal See in context

Manchin is in the pocket of conservative donors. He’s a democrat in name only.

I wouldn’t dispute that. You can say the exact same thing about Susan Collins being from Maine.

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Posted in: Cartoon dreams: Netflix's Japan anime school targets booming demand See in context

No one is being saved, it is just the typical US opportunism that wants to get its claws in anything that can give it more money. Same as Disney pirates..

Had no idea you were part of the business negotiations.

1000 % right !!..

There’s a large segment of people that don’t want to just watch anime only

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Posted in: U.S. urges N Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks See in context

He still has the next 8 years.

At this point and time, 3 years max. 

Underestimating North Korea is a huge mistake.

People have been doing it for decades.

North Korea getting Nuclear Weapons was a big shock and surprised. I still remember people saying it will never happen.

Ballistic Missile progress has been impressive as well. They are even working on hypersonic missiles.

China, Russia and North Korea can be a serious threat by itself but together a nightmare to handle and that's more likely the outcome of any future conflict.

Oh, I believe that.

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Posted in: Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting See in context

Bad luck always seems to follow Baldwin.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions See in context

This is why the US is dependent on China for renewable energy. We have rare earth metals to use, but republicans and “conservatives” have insisted on slavishly sticking with oil.

Until the US can 100% be free and not depend on any country especially our adversaries oil is the best thing, we have it, we could regain the race and compete with China on every level and surpass them quicker if the liberals and environmentalists would allow us to tap into our own natural resources which we have an abundance of, but they won't so it's back to being dependent again on the Saudis, the energy independence we had the last 4 years was short, but it was great to not rely on an adversary so-called friend.

This causes investment in renewable energy in the US to lag behind China.

Hmmm..wonder why....

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/business/economy/china-biden-solar-panels.html

This just continues to worsen with this admin.

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Posted in: U.S. urges N Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks See in context

Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

Well, Biden definitely won't

Trump, much like his America-hating supporters, makes a lot of statements; few of which are true or accurate.

So far this admin will not receive a medal in honesty or transparency. But regardless, NK is not the problem, China is, front and center.

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Posted in: Does raising minimum wage kill jobs? The century-long search for the elusive answer shows why economics is so difficult See in context

No, raising the minimum wage doesn’t kill jobs.

Yes, it does in the restaurant and service industry jobs, particularly the smaller chains, that is the reason why they are compensated in tips.

The reason there is. Minimum wage is to keep employers from paying even less, which they would happily do if there weren’t a law preventing it.

That is absolute nonsense, the truth of the matter is that most of these jobs overall are career stepping stones towards something better and they are mostly designed for the younger inexperienced college kid that works either weekends or part-time and is not made for the average family person.

A proposal to simply raise the overall minimum wage to $11 (not including that for tipped workers) by 2026 would cost as many as 310,000 jobs across the country.

Keeping the tip credit intact is key to minimizing additional job losses – projected job loss by 2026 is 37% lower if the tipped wage is left alone.

Combining an $11 overall minimum wage with elimination of the federal tip credit (making the tipped wage $11 per hour) would cost up to 490,000 jobs by 2026.

Even raising the tipped minimum wage to equal half of the regular wage (reaching $5.50 per hour) by 2026 would cost up to 390,000 jobs by 2026.

Further indexing the minimum wage after reaching $11 also changes the calculus for businesses and their employees.

While job losses will undoubtedly occur during the proposed phase in period for $11, requiring the federal wage to increase annually thereafter means that businesses must adapt to higher payroll costs every year.

Indexing also extends job losses beyond the date for the targeted $11 wage, and CBO analysis shows additional job losses occurring through the next decade.

So without a doubt, it is a definite job killer overall, and as bad as the economy is right now, a wage hike is the last thing that should happen for the time being.

https://minimumwage.com/2021/05/dear-sens-romney-and-sinema-an-11-minimum-wage-can-still-have-severe-consequences/

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