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Christopher J. Thomas comments

Posted in: Cabinet OKs record ¥7.95 trillion defense budget for 2024 to accelerate strike capability See in context

You know Kishida is smart. Well he is not the only one to give credit too. Japan would never allow ICBM's to be placed in below ground silos at the base of some of its most stable mountains, Having Japan's nuclear tipped capable missiles mobile on trains, ships and trucks. This gives Japan a monumental tactical advantage against its adversaries on broad scale. Genius really. Utterly deadly too. Can not wait till japan starts sending up its own practice missiles on North Korea sea side. Karma and crow.

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Posted in: Trump's darkening language sparks fears of violence See in context

I am Republican. I will not vote for Donald Trump. He incited riots on our Capital. I know am outcast in my own party. His brash language and outrages statements and his way of thinking is not what the world needs and homeland.

We need fearless compassionate, strong and fearless leader with the mental competence to lead. A negotiator. A bringer of peace that can be firm. A leader that can objectively look at the world in power sharing frame of mind that put the human race and the planet first. Times have have changed and leadership must change with it. America has an immense opportunity before her. To set and lead by example.

If Trump should get elected. Democracy is already on its knees.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to stay true to nuclear disarmament commitment See in context

China urges Japan not to arm itself and protect its pepole.

So it can invade....

Chinas plan.


All the signs are there....

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Posted in: Japan eyes reform of outdated labor systems based on gender roles See in context


An ugly stat only to supersede with the male counter parts for sure. Put an attractive young Japanese woman with the men on the same playing field in the same office at 10+ 12+ hours a day. Bound to see some spiked analytics not just suicides but other categories as well like S.H.

Do not forget the age difference as well.

Ah yes, change and growth. Etai na.....

And no I am not sexist. I am realist.

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Posted in: Japan eyes reform of outdated labor systems based on gender roles See in context

Improving the working environment for men is also a priority,

Don't call it a come back......Kidding right?

I logged 67 hours last week at the main job (career).

I get at best 4 days off a month. Oh, and teach English on the side those days off.

(The Zoom Juku thing) Show me a foreigner who is not doing some side hustle of the main who is single like me.

How about this Kishida.

LG gas- killing me. Thank you Putin.....

Electric- killing me.

Water bill- killing me.

Cancer insurance- killing me.

Inflation-killing me.

Car and bike insurance-killing me.

Road taxes- killing me.

Then it is time to pay the rent. -Not bad actually...no complaints there.

Lagging economy and fierce competition. Yep killing me. How's about we normalize everything and set a precedence how a country should be run. So other countries can follow suite. Where is that Japanese ingenuity?

After 27 years in this county.....I am done. I leave August.....Close enough though I can come back anytime and keep my P.R.

But in my line of work. Better places to live in work in Asia....Little sketchy where I am going. But at least I will have some money in my pocket.

(single guy un-married tax)----guess what?


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Posted in: Japan eyes reform of outdated labor systems based on gender roles See in context

My fellow beautiful hard working woman. Welcome to club of Karoshi. You wanted and now you got it.

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Posted in: Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs; tells employees to return to workplace or quit See in context

Musk knows that tele working has made people lethargic and lazy. Boss says go back. Then go back. Musk has been accurate too predicting market trends drops and drips.

Don't like it? Lump it. as far as Biden admin is concerned? I can see the writing on the wall there. I think we all can. Red tsunami incoming. Many unhappy Americans in the blue and the red and down the middle.

One thing is for sure. Biden is not getting a second term. There is no way. America can not afford it. And I do not blame the American people. Harris is awful. Biden worse. You can see his hearts not in it anymore.

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Posted in: Tax official, 5 others arrested over ¥200 mil COVID-19 aid fraud See in context

Why am I not surprised to read this? Shameful......:-(

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Posted in: Jury sides with Depp on lawsuit; Heard on counterclaim See in context

Jonny boy going to be back as Jack Sparrow again....?

That is the end Amber.......Thank you for all the funny videos on Facebook the Jason Momoa one had me dying!!! Anyone catch that one? And the poo one....Bhahahaha.....

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Posted in: Earn money in Japan just by walking with new backpack advertising part-time job service See in context

Innovating...I won't knock it. I am with Speed on his thoughts. Even the pay isn't that great. Still cup of coffee. Nice roll from 7. Smiles on seniors faces. Priceless!

Its good idea...And it might be one that takes off with higher pay down the road.

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Posted in: 17-year-old runaway boy arrested over series of thefts See in context

Cameras. Cameras everywhere.

He is 17 and rebellious in the height of puberty.....We have all been there. But bag snatchings?

530.000 man? That is a felony in America. 17 or not Kid needs to be scared straight.

Japanese hard knocks prison version and sent to the roughest toughest Japanese prison there is for a week or two. Bet he comes out with sure fast willing desire to work to payback what he stole.....punk.....Wanna play got to pay....Manga Cafe my arse......Where the money kid?

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Posted in: Ground Self Defense Forces conduct live fire drill See in context

After seeing what happened to Russian tanks in the Ukraine. I wonder if tanks are effective anymore with the use of drones like the switch blade and other weapon systems that made Russian tanks burn like kindling.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: ‘When to end a relationship?’ See in context

Move on...Not worth your time and energy. If a man can not get excited to see you excited about something you like on any topic. Jewelry, music, art, future plans and what you want to do with your life.

Sayonara and find someone who is not going to challenge your beliefs and walk away from you leaving you standing there alone. Hope you find someone who can fulfill your wants and needs.

The sooner the better and take some time out for yourself as well.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for beating 8-year-old daughter with belt See in context

Growing up in America. In New England. I had no Father figure as my Mom was single (various men in and out of her life and ours.) My sister included in (ours). I was a wild a child and got into trouble allot. I stole the local crime watch sign Infront of the entrance to my subdivision. A few other road signs. We kept them in a tree house I and my pals built with proceeds from mowing lawns, news paper delivery. In total there were 6 of us all real tight a BMW bike gang if you will. and still today 5 of us above ground and still tight. Always making a few bucks here or there. Pretty impressive tree house we built out.

My Mother who I absolutely have 0 relationship today and since I joined the Marines at age 18 cause I couldn't stand the witch. Would beat me severely from age 5 to age 16. Which only allowed me to be sneakier smarter at my crimes and mischief. She used, wooden spoons. Belts, green wood switches. Once used a metal spatula. To me beat severely all over my body and the face.

Once threw me across my room into a brick wall for selling all her Tupperware in the house to all the tenants in our building age 6, for a quarter or two ,50 cents to buy Jolly Ranchers. LOL. It was a retuned the Tupperware. But for that I was beaten and thrown and dragged and kicked like a thing. That is was when I started to hate my own mother.

Beating a child is not right. Grounding. Limiting movement, increased study, asking questions and talking to a child is a far better way to reach your child and trying to get to the root where the behavior is being generated from. Then explaining what the child did is unacceptable, I use language sometimes like. My house my rules. Or I am taking this Nintendo game away for this period of time and imposing a penalty for such a time allowing you to reflect on your actions. Seems to work pretty well with half my American Japanese kids of three.

There is no way beating a kids like this Mother did can be any constructive what so ever in any country or any culture. Have to find a way to reach your child and explain things. Chewing them out and calling them stupid and verbal abuse as well in not productive.

Sorry my two cents.....or two yen.... Food for thought. I seem to care about this more than I thought after reading the story....

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Posted in: Why isn’t Japan as tech savvy as it should be? See in context

Here are 5 things right now Japan needs to update and get digitized.

Land transportation office.

Every single Ward building in the country.

Do away with inkan sho mei system and digitize it.

Banking and online banking.

Japan uses way to much paper. Way to much redundancy. Way to much checking, double checking, triple checking, and then checking again. Then has the nerve to criticize other country's.

And why? Change is hard for the Japanese in most in every and all things...So much could be done online.

The (My Number Card) was a good start and it is used by foreign nationals more than Japanese nationals.

I wonder why?

Change is hard and painful here and doesn't have to be.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

FDIC--Oh wait, nothing like the FDIC here. That I am aware of.

What a mess. That is not a lot of money to run on long.. For sure he will be caught and sent off to trial and prison...I like the Angel and the Devil bit in the story...If you ever have one these moments for what ever reason. Have a look on Youtube what Japanese prisons are like....Bet you will be returning the money with a quickness.

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Posted in: Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO See in context

A coup to overthrow Russian President Vladimir Putin is underway, according to Ukraine's military intelligence chief.


He so it begins...........

Always happens when the dictators put down the pen and pick the rifle.



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Posted in: Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO See in context

Ah yes....I forgot the most important.

Payouts to the families. Russia is the aggressor here.

Let us not forget the Mothers and Fathers who lost sons and daughters.

Children and the innocents....Material loss. Russians rise up against you monstrous dedicator and remove this heinous asinine bastard !

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Posted in: Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO See in context

Its a war of attrition that will spill out of control quickly if not ended by NATO and her allies soon.

I predict that.

Putin will be removed from power soon. And we will see Russia in a re-construction phase that will see Russia doing massive payouts to assist Ukraine to re-build. Germany has had to do the same thing with the death of the Nazi party. Now Russia has not killed millions in death camps. But imagine if we had social media during high point of war during those times.

Payouts may exceed way more and go further and wider than and above what Germany has had to pay out and still pays out to Jewish community.

Putin needs to go.....

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Posted in: Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO See in context


With Finland at the NATO table now and Sweden to follow.

Finland was the only non-NATO European Union state bordering with Russia. Finland's official policy states that in a wartime situation, military strength of 280,000 personnel constitutes a sufficient deterrent.

The army consists of a highly mobile field army backed up by local defense units.

The army defends the national territory and its military strategy employs the use of the heavily forested terrain and numerous lakes to wear down any aggressor, instead of attempting to hold the attacking army on the frontier. In other words come on it and get slaughtered down in a lake of fire. The relationship between the Finnish the French has long lasting and very old ties as well. And French war machine? Well pretty darn scary.

Putin and Russia find them selves in a hell of a pickle and closing in fast. Its only a matter of time Putin is removed from his seat of power. History teaches us. Hitler, Stalin Mugabe, Shwe, al-Qaddafi Hussein. Once leaders like this put down the pen and pick up rifle. Its only a matter of time till the disposition of power is taken away.

You can bet the average Russian is thinking right now that.

How can they get food on the table and keep the flat or house heated. The real power lay with average citizen. Its only a matter of time. The sands in the hour glass are running out on Putin and he knows this. Then how will he be remembered? How will you remember Putin?

Tyrant/Murder...This is how I and most of the world will remember Vlad....

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Posted in: Gov't weighs ¥50,000 cash handouts for low-income families' children See in context

¥50,000. Insult to our intelligence. What a joke.

Now if it were monthly you might be in the ball park for a serious assistance program.

For single mothers and single fathers only.

I am surprised Japan has not come out with its version of food stamps. What would we call them in Japan Tabemono kippu?

The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a total contribution of US$110 million from the Government of Japan towards its food assistance and livelihood support to vulnerable people in 37 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa in 2021.

Japan. Asia's and other counties welfare office, but homeless and hungry on the street in Japan everywhere. Crazy. Government here is insane.

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Posted in: 4 Russian ships seen in Japan strait See in context

Do not take your eyes of China....Smoke and mirrors...Now we have Russian and Chinese vessels lurking in the area. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. How about you?

For the chain of command if I may.

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

― Sun tzu, The Art of War

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Posted in: Putin warns he'll rid Russia of anyone who questions invasion of Ukraine See in context

Can someone please put a round in this mans skull and end this?

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Posted in: Uniqlo defends decision to stay open in Russia See in context

Boycott-No discussion.

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Posted in: Japan airs strong concern about China's military buildup See in context

There is a build up to plan devised long long ago now starting to bear fruition.

China & Russia want to be come the world leader economically, militarily, strategically.

Ukraine is just the start of it. If it walks like a duck. Quacks like a duck. Well then. Trust your instincts.

China would invade Japans side of Asia including the Philippians with its war machine. Already in trade and information wars.

The sleeping giant must awake. I am not going to say Joe Biden is doing a bad job. These sanctions imposed on Russia is going to seriously damage the country fiscally. But I want to say this. All this started even way before Obama, Busch, Regan even, All you need to do is look at China and Russia's past. Great wisdom lies in history. Democracy existence is on life support. And American voters are squarely to blame. My country is so busy arguing with each other for so long. It has allowed its enemies to creep right up to front door and make a serious effort to take over even my ability to write this post.

How to advert the world from being spit in half? Its pretty self explanatory. History shows us what to do.

Now we need a leader with the fortitude and scrappy ness to go blow for blow with the new China-Russian world order. And yes. Nuclear war is a real possibility. Russia does not want that either. Even if you take Putin out.

Someone worse will step in with bigger ambition.

This plan was devised in China sometime ago. You can depend on this...Since the Ming dynasty China has been hell bent on taking the entire world with Russia next to them.

For Russia. Not long after.

Welcome to the new global cold war. And we have new nuclear players on the chess board.

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Posted in: Ukraine says Russia stepping up shelling of residential areas See in context

Putin will pay dearly for what he forced his army to do. WAR CRIMINAL! You can be assured he will pay Russia will pay.

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Posted in: Courtney Love settles Kurt Cobain guitar murder plot lawsuit See in context

I own a student Martin I picked up in Little Rock for 100 bucks. Yard sale find.

Its been in the case un-strung since the day I bought with a neck preserver on it. I wonder what my Martin is worth?

Nirvana MTV Unplugged best track.


Love should listen.....

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Posted in: 2,000 Ukrainians, Russians and supporters in Tokyo protest against Russia invasion See in context

You have a President flacked up head to toe battling for Ukraine and the former President who put political difference's aside to do one thing with his brother in arms.

To keep alive the right to debate one another and elect politicians to run the country seen fit by its people.

This is a fight for Democracy and we can see living free is paid by the blood of those whose choose not to live under the boot.

Ukraine must not fall. No matter the cost.

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Posted in: 2,000 Ukrainians, Russians and supporters in Tokyo protest against Russia invasion See in context

I stand with Ukrainians anywhere, anytime. FREE AND SOVEREIGN!


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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease border controls; daily entry cap to be raised to 5,000 See in context

This country can launch a satellite on moving asteroid moving at thousands of miles an hour in the middle of space to take samples and send them back to Earth.

Design HID lights on cars that can see the hair on a racoon dogs ass.

This country has some of best and brightest doctors and hospitals in the world.

But it can not recognize that the locks down are as useless as the i-potty.

My fiancée is double vaxxed and boosted like me and lives in area where that has been under 10 cases in her Barrio No deaths. Since this pandemic started.

She poses no threat to Japan. She can contribute to Japanese society and work and speak the Japanese language. And pay her taxes... We just want to get married.

But yeah Japan let's let in a bunch a kids that went nuts during spring break mask-less/ then will go crazy here during spring break 2, After a few pops, yep here we go. Mask-less of course ,once inebriated. And let's let them in 5000 at a time.

Its all about those tuitions fees...Next the tourism business owners will start to revolt. I mean why not. If the Universities and Voc-tech schools in Japan can get the money now. Why not Universal studios or Tokyo Disney...and the small out of the way tourists spots all over this country. Its coming mark my words.

Nothing in the world makes sense anymore.

Open it up like before and live your life. That was the deal get vaxxed live your life.


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