And with all the talk, twisted facts, idiotic statements and lies, this buffoon is almost useless. He denied that a problem existed until very recently. Germany had developed a test in January and is quietly and efficiently dealing with the problem with very low numbers of deaths. China also denied it at first, but once they got started they dealt with it - albeit with very severe methods.
What's up with the States?
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It isn't that Germany is so great as much as how totally disorganised and useless the governments and health departments of most other countries are.
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Trump blames China. "When a finger points in accusation, three fingers point back at the accuser."
Certainly, the bull that entered the china shop came from the outside, but Trump let it in.
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But President Trump said it was all under control!
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Where did the money for these bribes come from?
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Posted in: Jobs and businesses have vanished because of the coronavirus. It seems that many individuals live from paycheck to paycheck. Why do you think so many workers have no nest egg? See in context
Low pay and high taxes.
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OMG! The last thing we need is mental health "professionals!" It's hard enough coping with the physical aspect. Keep the psychs out of it!
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Shame! This guy taught me Japanese. Not directly, of course. I used to watch the Drifters every Saturday. Most of the gags were repeated each week with minor differences, so if you didn't get it this week, you'd probably pick it up next week. When there was almost no English on TV 45 years ago, it was great just to be able to understand something!
Many other "comedians" on Japanese TV are either "one trick ponies" or use ridicule and make fun of people. Shimura Ken was neither. He was a professional and will be missed.
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That's what I love about the media. Always a happy word to cheer you up in times of darkness. Thanks JT!
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Yes, but Aum was not a religion. Wearing a white coat and a stethoscope doesn't make you a doctor.
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Oh, don't worry! Abe will find the money!
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Good Lord! Nothing else better to do than watch the box?
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This is not just one isolated case. The longer a political party remains in power, the more corrupt it gets. The LDP has been in power too long. This guy was a minister of justice and he has the ethics of a used car salesman!
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Why on Earth? With Hi Res pron just a couple of clicks away - or so a friend told me!
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Consider it swept under the carpet, Aso-san.
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Over here, I can count on one hand the amount of people who have anything good to say about him.
That's been my experience too.
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In my business, I meet several hundred people a week. Many of them for the first time. Most are Okinawans, a lot of them are from mainland Japan and about one tenth of the total are Americans either working on base or serving the military in one way or another. Of these people very few have anything good to say about Trump and most detest him. This direct experience is what I base my opinion on.
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Why can't we have a PM with just a little balls?
Even if the corona thing is better, the Olympics turnout is going to be poor. Hotels are going to stay empty. Japan is going to be massively in debt and the only people to profit from it are the US TV networks.
Abe-san, just do it! Be brave, just for once.
Tell them they'll have to wait!
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Is this what it was really like, then?
"Come on in, dearie. Sit down, have a cup of ocha and tell auntie Keiko all about it."
"Um. I don't really want to cup of tea. I was hoping for a bit of . . . "
"Well, I was hoping . . . It's been a very tough war and . . . well . . ."
"Naughty boy! What would your mother say? There will be no rumpy pumpy here. We are comfort women. Not sex slaves!"
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"Where's the - er - geography?"
"Which one, dear, Number One or Number Two?"
These are euphemisms. For most Americans, the toilet is called the bathroom, even when there is no bath in the room at all and "toilet" comes from a French word meaning "to wash the hands." The French, incidentally, use an English term, "W.C." (water closet). Euphemisms are used when people are too embarrassed to say what it is.
These girls were "volunteered" to provide sexual services for the Japanese military. Let's call it what it was. "Sex workers," "Sex slaves," and please, let's stop the ridiculous "comfort women."
In any case, comfort women is a poor translation. A closer one is "relief women," but that is a bit too descriptive for those ultra right wing nutjobs who want to pretend that it never happened.
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I've not met one Japanese person who has anything good to say for him and most Americans I come across, almost of them in the military, don't have a good opinion of him either. I can't think of any president who has been so universally disliked.
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Let's tackle the spread of bigotry as well.
Well said, Toasted Heretic!
Trump's actions mirror China's initial reaction - sweep it under the carpet! But they ran with it and beat it. And now they are helping other countries with the problem.
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Crippled by taxes at every turn, it is difficult for small businesses to turn a decent profit. Every time money changes hands, Mr Abe grabs his ten percent. A restaurant owner buys meat, fish and veg to make the meals that give him an income. TAX. He puts gas in his car. TAX. He pays his staff. TAX. His staff deliver food. TAX on their income. TAX on the gas. The chairs, tables, knives, forks and ohashi. TAX. And TAX on the dinners they eat and TAX on the tips.
And what do they do with the money they collect? Lavish life styles, car with driver, entertainment such as cherry blossom parties, etc. The civil service in Japan does far too much. Much of it could be done by computer.
A lot of the money they collect is completely wasted. Nanjo City recently put in a mini bus service. There is a fleet of mini buses, with drivers. Splendid. Seems like a good idea, but nobody uses them.
Abe buys 105 F-35s at astronomical prices. Wasted money.
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If it tastes anything like what they dish out at their "restaurants" no thank you!
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Abe could be big loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed
Yes, yes, yes!
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How about dumping sales tax altogether?
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associate professor of criminal psychology at Bunkyo University's Saitama Prefecture
It's true then. Most psychs are more insane than their patients.
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U.S. stock market plunges to worst day in more than three decades
This is indeed good news. Lets hope it plunges itself out of existence. No more money games and corporate greed!
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Justice should be swift. The decision has been made. There is no reason at all to keep him hanging around. Waste of taxpayer money apart from anything else. What's the betting that, the next time he comes around, he will be disabled!
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