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Posted in: Austere detention center contrasts with Ghosn's globe-trotting lifestyle See in context

Just the same of the US- accused are imprisoned there and thought of as guilty.

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Posted in: Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit crime by paying off women See in context

Campaign Finance law is a joke. Anything above normal supposed must be declared but what is normal. Do they declare extra food bought because they are on their feet more, changes of schedule of children? The form for expenditure reason is about 3 words space.

Prosecutors in the US are judge, jury and enforcer- more powerful than the mob so you can't take much value in Cohen's guilty plea- they have 90% conviction rate and if they stuff up nothing happens to them. In Texas 20 cases of prosecutorial conduct over 5 years how cases of Bar Association (the body charged with removing bad ones) action:1.

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant tries image overhaul See in context

Fukushima needs international science effort- something that is missing in a lot of other countries such US and France. Fukushima using science is nowhere all that dangerous. If you think Fukushima should be closed for 200 years then we have to close all lot of natural area with similar radiation levels. If Fukushima was strong on real nuclear science then they would stop wasting effort on the water treatment- a total waste of money to remove tritium from water.

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Posted in: UK's top envoy makes 'Japanese wife' gaffe in China See in context

There is no such as curry favour with China- the more you get in the more they own you. Any favour is visceral. Just rename England as New China.

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Posted in: Cancellations hit hotels, tours in western Japan after rain disaster See in context

The problem is Japan's handling of disaster information is very poor especially with the current floods. I spoke to a senior nurse at a hospital and he said that they don't know much the how affected are the most affected areas because the information systems have broken down. The hotel won't know if how affected its local area is.

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Posted in: Robotic staff See in context

This is so your privacy can be ruined by other guests. Robots can't do anything about them.

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

I care little for sport. Clearly you should boo FIFA for setting the rules that leads to this non-competitive win. Japan is just playing ridiculous rules. No one passes to final would be the most sensible result.

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Posted in: 2 Peach plane tires blow out after landing in Fukuoka See in context

If it had been a blowout on take off it could been firestorm on the plane with maybe a success emergency landing at best and complete plane destruction at worst. Don't take this lightly.

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Posted in: Japan to pursue TPP 11 plan despite Trump hinting U.S. may rejoin if much better deal made See in context

If that was true then he would have kept all the swamp going such keeping Climate Change as it placed in every ridiculous part of government.

Staying in TPP would have no effort- it is already a done deal. Making new deals is a lot of work.

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Trump wants anything that he doesn't have to put any effort into. Gimme, gimme, gimme. Just look at that picture and it says everything.


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Posted in: In Japan, the customer is not king See in context

This articles is bogus- you can find many complaints of Japan MacDonald non-standard products- burgers without beef, products without sauce packs as is supposed to standard, french fries packets that are half full. Dealing with their customer service- you are lucky to get an apology (that is all you will get) whereas one man got a senior representative who said have you ever made a mistake- we are only human. My wife got a happy meal with the pancake and several were rock hard- they replaced them but it is failure of their systems to give substandard food. Japanese don't care about service- the server was clearly of foreign descent but his trainer and manager surely were Japanese through and through. My wife worked at Sharp- their service was abysmal and followed no standards.

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Posted in: Japanese car rentals include stickers that read: 'A foreigner is driving' See in context

This person is not going fall asleep at a major intersection with the car across the white line. I saved a child (child in the back) and father's life by screaming at them across two lanes as a pedestrian.

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Posted in: Trump defends decision to pardon Arizona's Arpaio; insists Mexico will pay for wall See in context

The judiciary is independent of reality, independent of the law, independent of common sense and logic. Not independent of lawyers- often following the dance of the richest lawyers or the prosecutors. Arpaio

is in Arizona- which is more likely illegal immigrants to be Hispanic or black. The Federal government has been discriminating against Hispanics through the immigration courts for decades and Arpaio is the person has little to do with their courts.

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Posted in: Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI chief Comey See in context

Trump hints that NSA, CIA or one of the ridiculous number of "intelligence" agencies might have been spying on Comey and indirectly the president of the United States. Would anyone be surprised- your IQ would have under 60 to think otherwise.

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Posted in: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey See in context

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Comey was beholden to previous administration. Committed to spoiling any prosecution of Clinton and Obama because Obama was absolutely linked and knew Hillary was a security disaster- the last minute email discovery thing was just way for Comey to try get Trump onside. The Russian investigation will continue without him. I don't really understand it because there obvious foreign power influence into US politics before with the big NGOs who have doubtless have links overseas- they fawn over China- BS Green state it does nothing meaningful in regard their nonsense standards- builds about 100 coal power stations. So why the fuss over Russia who efforts were pretty pathetic.

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Posted in: Who is more unpredictable: U.S. President Donald Trump or North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? See in context

Both extremely predictable.

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan has matcha pudding on the menu See in context

It will taste awful- matcha is a gimmick taste that Japanese use terribly.

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Posted in: Pence offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questions See in context

The EU weakens NATO without providing anything useful in regional support. The UN acts in favour of dictators and warlords as they did in Somalia. Military aircraft parts will always cost a lot- they have to high quality standard with checkable and litigate-able quality and are made very demanding standard with expensive materials such as precipitated hardened steels- it is nothing like you would get from a hardware store.

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Posted in: Mother killed, 1-year-old son injured after being hit by truck; driver arrested See in context

This accident highlights the dangers of holding hands- it is bad for adults, children and bad for safety of both. If the mother had the child on a lead then likely both would have been able avoid danger- for instance she would have been much more aware of the disaster occurring in front of her.

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Posted in: Worsening labor shortage taking toll on sick workers See in context

Not related to the gist of the article, which I find the manager to be deplorable, but the quoted sentence made me laugh. Stocking shelves is a skill? Registering parcels (scanning it) is a difficult skill to acquire? And people skills? Repeating the same things over and over in a robotic monotone is hardly a people skill.

Every place I've worked, when I announce that I am quitting, has asked me to find my replacement. When a Japanese employee does the same thing, they are not required to find their replacement as far as I know. This finding your replacement when you're sick is sick itself.

Those are skills which I have found many combini staff lack detail for stocking shelves is placing stock correctly so it shows itself well, checking for faults and ensuring it has a price label placed in correct location- many stock item don't have a price.

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Posted in: Trump backs off pledge of immediate immigration change See in context

If you are in a country totally illegally then you are not an immigrant you are an illegal alien a person with no status in the country that you are in. It'll be hard to handle the sanctuary cities until Trump gets the INS and FBI to do their jobs- go after everyone who breaches federal law and their accomplices- I'd like to see the police chiefs and city legsilators for being accomplices that is the only way to stop them.

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Posted in: Japan should push back if Trump takes 'wrong' economic policies: Abe adviser See in context

It wasn't the policies that gave Japan its growth. It was the outsiders in the Japanese economy- Toyota and others who followed the practices that were derived from overseas but not used overseas. Now Japan is following back to its old ways and growth is following with it. It was also buying growth from future to the present but it can't keep going.

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Posted in: Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights leader; protests begin across U.S. See in context

Trump is not in power yet.- a big point that lots of people miss. He is isn't able to do any actions- barely transitioning up to this point. He couldn't feud with with the useless intelligence intelligences because he has only just become the president of the USA- did you miss that he just had the inauguration. Obama just gave $500 million to the UN that is an action of a third world dictator.

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Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies? See in context

This from a Japanese person who thinks that a food is a diet. The Japanese fad dieting is natural response to a country that is suckers for marketing- they just swallow everything that a big company puts to them without thought. Next she will saying that Japanese eating bananas and not being perfectly well means that vegetarianism is bad.

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Posted in: Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' becomes German bestseller See in context

Now Germany has to unban the Nazi salute and swastika to show that it is ready to face itself honestly. It hasn't got rid of its Nazi underpinnings as shown the dictatorial EU that it fully supports and greenie extremism. Having Nazi shrines will bring the trash to the surface so it can directly faced instead of being allowed to hide in shadows.

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Posted in: Cool Japan Fund CEO on what’s uncool about how Japan handles its cool See in context

Anyway French cuisine is hardly French cuisine anymore- its modern cuisine- you'd be struggling to find a traditional Parisian cusine with only its rich complex sauces- they prefer to respond to other influences. Certainly no Provincial cuisine outside outside of the provences- just too simple.

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Posted in: Don't write democracy off just yet See in context

The EU has no democracy- its an oligarchy. The parliament is a duma- a powerless body. Democracy has a lesser or greater degree of authoritarianism in it anyway.

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Posted in: Trump: U.S. must greatly strengthen nuclear capability See in context

Very sane talk from Trump- the US needs modern nuclear weapons not 1970s weapons- no mention of more functional weapons- just better ones. Nuclear Weapon command has been at its lowest morale for decades- that lunatic Obama was in charge of those nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: Japan pulls plug on troubled Monju fast breeder reactor See in context

I am totally in favour of nuclear power but Sodium Metal nor any other reactive liquid metal Cooled reactor simply don't make sense- sodium wants to react and it is a management nightmare. The "simple" Pressurised Water Reactor while not inherently safe at least you don't tons of reactive stuff that eats at the materials of the container and doesn't need wides area management- it problems in a compact package.

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Posted in: Obama pardons 78, shortens prison sentences for 153 See in context

Before this Obama was the most merciless President since Nixon- some the rejections of clemency were beyond mean like a woman who went down for drug charges because her ex-husband kept drugs hidden on the premises.

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Posted in: Trump says reports Russia helped him in U.S. election are 'ridiculous' See in context

Does it matter if the report came from the CIA- The agency is a joke- all those intelligence agencies are a joke. In Bengazi, terrorists knew exactly where the CIA headquarters was- they knew for months. Those intelligence agencies best ability is in getting more funding. They wouldn't have a clue about hacking or stopping terrorists.

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