" The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality "
If, by raising a voice against an injustice, one could bring awareness and mitigate the situation, then why not let people raise their voice against all forms of the same? Sports personalities have a right to respectfully use their status as a bully pulpit to speak- out against any ills affecting societies of which *they, themselves, are part of***. **BLM shines a spotlight on the most pervasive, intractable and mostly in-your-face injustice primarily on African- Americans, if they're asked to undress their experiences just for the olympics and then re-dress them soon after, is in itself, a hypocrisy that doesn't help. By being Americans, they should equitably, be able to partake that which IS, FOR and OF America.
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Just Grizzly !! But folks, Jack the Ripper or anyone of these weirdos here ? Who's bad ?
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“How fitting it is to be in the Land of the Rising Sun to welcome in the dawn of a new era of free trade,”
Is this then, where the rising sun meets the white cliffs of Dover? there'll be no paling, I hope.
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I've often wondered what the reaction would be were China, Russia or Iran operated their Navy in the Pacific coast of US or Gulf of Mexico but....they respect the US' Monroe doctrine..enough not to.
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Over 80% of the J people were not even born, no rational individual would contend they are responsible.
No doubt it's the remaining 20% geezers, who are the problem for Japan. Since they're the ones who hold real power thus the major opinion shapers....and nolstagic about twhat had been the dai nihon teikoku.
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Japan's economic rise to its position deserves plaudits. But, it's a process that is being replicated all over.
Remember the " cheap " tag on Japanese cars and electronics in the US and Europe ? Well, Taiwan went through the same, so is/did China and am of the opinion that the ones who really shed blood, sweat and tears are....the SKs. Even today , with its 50M population ( less than 0.5% of Japan) , the country is an economic hard- hitter.
As for Joining with NK? It's a hard and complex problem best left in abeyance for the time.
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Japan's attitude and actions towards its neighbors and other people in general is one of condenscensions. Liberally applying disingenuity and double-speak ,confident in their own self conceit that, others have no brain capacity to know or understand because they ( others) are lesser beings.
Many of the apologies issued were given out in moments of expediency, convenience and flinching recalls of horrors of defeat in ww2. No sincerity whatsoever!! I do understand why such incidents flare up from time to time.
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The Amur Tiger in the leash of The Bear non-chalantly watches the cat in the flowers playing.
If Japan truly believes it owns those Islands..and I mean the Southern Kurils...then I dare it to even do the "tricks" it does in Dokdo or Diao yu. I can't wait for them to display their " Nihonjinron " or " Yamatodamashi " there. I'm waiting.
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@ Nihon view
....here are the stats.
None are so brainwashed than those who've been made to think they are free.
I won't take J-gov's word even in my dreams.
As for the symbolical phallus ?keep making 'em bigger because Japan will need to piss further than the competition, everytime.
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LDP eminence grise Toshihiro Nikai is chairman of the All Nippon Travel Agents Association. This is yet more corporate welfare for Japan's travel industry, using our tax money.
No surprises there!! Socialism for the rich - Capitalism for the poor. They always want more for themselves and less for everyone else.
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"We vigorously oppose a release of contaminated water into the ocean as it will clearly cause reputational damage,"
They Will. Why ? The J- gov under the guise of the World Bank gave money to " develop" fishing and peripheral industries in " 3rd" world countries, while deploying associate industrial scale fishing vessels to fish in the said countries' waters, hauling massive quantities of fish but leave behind 30% for local consumption. Having no alternative for disposal of the Nuke waste. I think they did this knowing sooner or later they will have to dump it in their waters and use the money from "3rd" worlders fish to pay up, compensate and assuage their own fishermen. Clever.
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The only request I made was ‘Please do not, under any circumstances, show [the characters’] underwear.’
He " betrays" his compatriots' obsession with panties !!
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when Asada dragged her off it and took her to a secluded area where he allegedly beat and sexually assaulted her.
Sado-masochists par excellance. Again, almost innate tendencies to want to immorally dominate anyone they deem weak. Be on the lookout girls...and guys.
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I'd expect no less from Seb Coe. A former outstanding athlete who's been through the athletic trenches with every shade of humanity.....respectfully , thus earning world-wide respect...even in my remote corner of the world.
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Lost for words... but a word of caution to all, NOT all Japanese are ticking time-bombs, just don't show them weakness...They could be......ooohhh!!! The baby....!!!!!
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I'd " assume " the onus is on the teacher NOT to be with his student at 9:00pm , at night. A teacher is a powerful person to a student, this imbalance in power has been abused. She might have been dumb, a slut ? May be, but from cradle we've been conditioned to listen to and obey our teachers. It's the teacher who shouldn't be caught dead abusing the trust proffered to him by the society and his student. He, also,ought to know that students of that age have hormones running amok are bound to not thinking straight on sexual matters. To abuse that trust, and power- balance is just dead wrong.
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Peace is much more than the absence of war. The " wa " philosophy is as etherial ( con) as air. Quite a few people are sick, dark and disturbed.
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I need a bank loan. Can I go behind the counter and help myself?
Oh yes you can !!! Just don't forget to apply lemon juice on your face....( Lol )
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This sentence is more criminal than the actions of the not-at-home patient/ " murderer".
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On Wednesday, Atabula published a justification of its wider inquiry into abuse in the industry, saying that Sekine's name "had come up several times from different sources" around harassment.
Well, at least we'd know where to begin looking if his suicide was occasioned by malicious slander.
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There was a call to the Kremlin. Just a Yoroshiku onegaishimasu call. Like anyone of us who's had incenssant telemarketers calls from a certain company, you already know their pitch-lines and all. You endure the ordeal just to be nice, because everyday it's a different person calling. I'd sympathize with you, as I sympathize with Putin, almost condemned to listen to the same old tired gripes.
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Hours before the talks, Russia announced the start of military exercises on Kunashiri and Etorofu, involving more than 1,500 personnel and 200 machine guns and artillery pieces.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said Japan was given advance notice of the drills last Thursday...
The sting of the Russian military drill in the "Japanese" islands had to be diplomatically dampened for the citizenry's consumption.
I personally doubt there was a call to Putin at all, let alone all the reported verbiage. All hats no cattle.
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The above are all good reasons, the one most certain is that the driver didn't keep a good distance from the truck. Used the highway countless times myself. They even have measured signs for distance-keeping. Still, RIP to them.
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For me ? This is but a trait of the Samurai " warrior " always choosing the most vulnerable and defenseless people, in this case- the refugees, to prop up their image as an advanced group in an advanced country.
As @ Laguna says, the Japanese were once recipients of other peoples' largess but hide the fact that they've worn that shoe before.
For those spewing pro- establishment dribble, I'd like you to know that some of those " refugees " are better educated and Could out-do you in many other fields-- given a chance. The US is an advanced country, courtesy of....you-know-who. I'd bet, if you are from the US, you will trace your ancentry to someone who " shipped " himself over with a little pocket- change in his pocket. So stop the smugness.
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Hello ! Hello ! Mars.. this is earth calling... Watchout for inbound sh!t ..over& out.
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If for a moment we pause and reflect on what's happening NOW, how the world has been turned helter- skelter by the Covid-19, just think how much worse it could be in case of a war. In case ? There is an economic war - judging by history - usually, a precursor to open hostilities and the ensuing conundrum therein.
The imports of commodities which many countries in both S.E. and Far East Asia- the world's most densely populated region- would be blockaded right from the Gulf region and several choke-points along the route to China or Japan. Remember this is a route carrying over $ 5 trillion worth of commodities through the South CHINA and East CHINA seas to get to Japan. I, again, pose a question, is the pursuance of peace such a lofty subject ? Given that any spark in that region would throw the whole world right into the precipice. Is having a War the ONLY price for Peace ?
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800,000 seems like a paltry sum for the risks of such undertaking. What ? ~ ¥200 a kg ? But then, what do I know ?
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They are giving the illusion of starting this thing now but they started it ten years ago !! They used me as their unwitting subject. Real evil !!!
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In the same topic yesterday , I said this is a pervasive problem in many banks, even in my country. Banks are haemoraging cash but they have a reputation to protect. Hence suffer silently. Not that I sympathize with them, especially their usurial charges on everything !!!
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This is a pervasive pain silently borne by many banks in many countries.
Silently !! Because not many of us would admit of having been conned, much less the embarrassment and customer mistrust that could ensue for banks. A good Image is everything. And still, silently, they'll continue to haemorrage cash.
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