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Posted in: Japanese judge ordered to pay damages over social media posts See in context

A judge’s personal opinion on a crime he gave a verdict on seems like an unprofessional use of power.

He made a judgement, his personal opinion past a trial is moot.

He is taking advantage of his position as an ”insider” in a similar way that politicians take insider information to trade in stocks.

In his case, it’s a sloppy abuse of power.

With authority comes responsibility, and this judge is behaving unprofessionally, imo...

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Posted in: ANA to offer flight attendants 2-day workweek after COVID See in context

This is meant to sound like a good thing- Like working for a company in a profession that was desired, trained for, and once served as full-time employment, is now benevolently offering employees the “opportunity” to branch out and “get a second job”...

Air travel was once an affordable and prevalent part of life, and now they’re attempting to normalize dysfunction, not only in this but in every aspect of (non elite) human life; health, economic, social, etc.

This isn’t about Russia, COVID-19, Climate change, or pick your favorite globalist excuse/scapegoat-

It’s about their attempt to con people into accepting guilt, blame, and a sub-standard quality of life, to follow an agenda that has only control as its goal.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges to pitch vision of world without nuclear weapons at G7 See in context

"I would like to thoroughly explain to the public through parliamentary debates with opposition parties" about the tax hikes, Kishida said.

Explain with debates with opposing parties what you’ve already decided to do...

That doesn’t sound like a debate, or an explanation to me...

All these globalists are dictators that pretend your views matter, but in truth while they’re in place, they don’t.

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes See in context

On trade, Nishimura reiterated calls for the United States to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership after former President Donald Trump abandoned an earlier version of the pact in 2017.

This whole article is merely the lead-in to this statement, which was dead in the water the first time around...

(And P.S.,

Anything NWO

is authoritarian, as it is an unelected body, trying to push and enforce its agenda on the resisting general public...)

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Posted in: World readies to ring in 2023 See in context

Happy New Year!

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Posted in: War in Ukraine eclipses opposition to Japan's nuclear policy shift See in context

The Ukraine crisis has drastically changed the global energy landscape including the role of fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming and are now a source of energy security concerns.

Propaganda as pablum, for the masses.

When “Scientism”; a sort of political faux science, replaces truth, the grift is set...

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Posted in: What advice would you give to someone who may be feeling depressed or lonely during the Christmas-New Year period? See in context

Suck it up.

You're alive.

Dare to be defiantly ridiculous.

A little perspective,

and possibilities are endless...

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Posted in: New Zealand announces changes to agricultural emissions scheme to help farmers See in context

In this fairy tale, that one person with pureness of vision who stands up and says

"Hey, the Emperor is naked," needs to be everyone!

Serfdom hangs in the balance.

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Posted in: What are some of your must-see Christmas-themed movies and TV shows that you try to watch every year? See in context

"A Christmas Carol"

with Albert Finney.

This link's been there forever, it's a great version.


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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Christmas songs or carols? See in context

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" entire LP

The Vince Guaraldi Trio

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

Bill Evans


John Coltrane

"Baby It's Cold Outside"

Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Gladys Knight and the Pips

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Posted in: Video game hub Japan confronts problem of addiction See in context

As long as there are limits placed, leave them alone.

Friends playing games together is a great reliever of stress, and strong bonds are formed...

Kids have stress and worries too.

When it replaces life; work, school, sleep, eating properly, etc., then it’s time to dial it back a bit, but otherwise, let them enjoy their time with friends, playing games! A lot of creativity and inspiration also comes from this, not just negatives!

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Posted in: Japan's ruling parties agree on tax hikes for more defense spending See in context

People can’t use full power in winter without worrying if they can afford it, or even buy groceries, but yes, let’s hike taxes.

IMO the salaries paid these maroons needs to be cut to the point where when they make such idiotic statements,

they too can share in the results.

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Posted in: Lawmaker Sugita retracts past remarks on LGBT, other minorities See in context

All too often the politicos in Tokyo utter discriminatory and racist drivel.

What are they thinking and saying in private?

By the same token, many "presentable" opinions have stark differences

in private.

Actions are what matter.

Her remarks were made years ago. Why didn't she apologize and retract them then?

She didn't have to, then.

When censorship of free speech is present, what is actually presented is not truth.

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Posted in: Lawmaker Sugita retracts past remarks on LGBT, other minorities See in context

One’s opinion is free speech.

Being made to apologize for it, is censorship.

I remember when speaking honestly made people less tense, and there was more humor about everything.

Now the world walks on eggshells...

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Posted in: Japan aims to issue 'green transformation' bonds in FY2023 See in context

The patterns are in place:

“My Number” will also become social credit.

This “green” insanity wants to control the world and its inhabitants.

Warm water slowly boiling a frog.

And P.S. mods, this is not “off-topic” if you have any deductive faculties to connect dots.

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Posted in: How do you feel when you are talking to someone and they are looking at their smartphone? See in context

How do you feel when you are talking to someone and they are looking at their smartphone?


The person who can’t take their face away from a smart phone screen to engage with another human is sadly all too common.

Etiquette seems relative, in the time of ‘smart’ phones.

It is ironic that a tool of communication can also serve as a wall of indifference...

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Posted in: 'Gaslighting' Merriam-Webster's word of 2022 See in context

Attempts to insult, humiliate, or verbally browbeat another in order to lessen their resolve or confidence in their own thoughts, is what gaslighting is...

It is used as a tool of censorship; to attempt to control critical and/or independent thought, not by using logic or reason, but by mental bullying.

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Posted in: Lawson opens 1st avatar-staffed convenience store in Tokyo See in context

A human being wears a flesh-colored mask, to do business with a mask-less cartoon on a screen...

Dystopia has arrived.

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Posted in: WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns See in context

Are monkeys offended?

These alphabet unelected organizations who are supposedly

operating in an "advisory" capacity, do overstep...

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Posted in: 'Gaslighting' Merriam-Webster's word of 2022 See in context

No surprise it's one of the most highly "searched" word.

It's been an ongoing assault on a much larger scale through MSM, the medical profession, pharmaceutical companies, politicians, and government...

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Posted in: To mask or not to mask? G20 gathers nations with divergent COVID rules See in context

If it wasn't about masks, it would be something else.

When people start realizing this, fear is replaced with outrage.

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Posted in: Tom and Jerry have been given an ultra kawaii redesign in Japan for a new animated series See in context

Aren’t there copyright or patent laws protecting against using a name to represent and market something completely different?

Quit using a name synonymous with another cartoon, to ride on its coattails...

Invent your own titles, for your own work!

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Posted in: Do you think the COP27 climate summit currently being held in Egypt will produce any tangible agreements that will be good for the environment? See in context

Do you think the COP27 climate summit currently being held in Egypt will produce any tangible agreements that will be good for the environment?

Extortion is never good for anything...

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Posted in: Skywatchers in Japan treated to rare lunar eclipse that blocks Uranus See in context

It was a clear sky/perfect weather for it.

My neighbor had a telescopic lens on her camera, she got some awesome photos of this “blood moon”.

It was a wonder to watch the progression...

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Posted in: 66-year-old woman fatally struck by car on crossing; driver arrested See in context

Pedestrian crossings should not be left unregulated, as some pedestrians assume right of way, as do car drivers.

Traffic lights, with a “press button to cross” to change light for pedestrians, need to be installed in more areas.

Then, “I didn’t see her” is moot, if you ran a red light.

I personally don’t attempt a cross unless there is nothing coming, or the car stops first,

but not all do that.

RIP poor woman.

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Posted in: Non-binary category allows marathon runners to compete 'as authentic self' See in context

Hold your own private marathon, sponsored by your own supporters, to do as you please.

Do not expect the rest of the world to conform, or sacrifice their own dreams, to cater to yours.

Men stay out of women’s sports.

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Posted in: What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer See in context

What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer

Rolling Stone has an opinion.

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Posted in: Crush kills at least 151 at Halloween festivities in Seoul See in context

Prayers for all the souls lost in such a way,

and for the families now forced to live without them...

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Posted in: What does Halloween mean to you? See in context

Autumnal fun and mischief.

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