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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump says that some imported vehicles and parts pose a threat to U.S. national security. Do you agree with this? See in context

I voted yes, but it really depends on your definition of "National Security".

It's known that cars can now be infected with malware, tracked and even taken over by remote control. China are particularly interested in these kinds of abilities. That can be seen as a national security concern.

It can also affect the economy in certain ways, for example the introduction of fuel efficient or electric cars can have an affect on oil prices. You could also out-muscle domestic competition which siphons equity out of the country.

There are national security concerns for sure, but I think Trump overexaggerates them to win votes.

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Posted in: Pro-Europe vote fragments but limits nationalist gains in EU election See in context

Gas lighting won't verify your argument.

Try harder.

Jimizo is actually correct. You should read the Gulag Archipelago.

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Posted in: #ThisIs2019: Where does Japan stand in its approach to women rights? See in context

Maybe because they saw #metoo, which most definitely changed things.

It opens up a conversation. And we've seen recently that these hashtags can indeed change things.

It didn't change anything besides make a lot of people anxious and socially apprehensive.

The #MeToo movement was a sham: it was a superficial manifestation from Hollywoods sleezy industry, and it got imposed onto the real world as if it had the same problems. The #MeToo movement took away natural social interactions which have been forming in various cultural societies for a millenia. Basically, it did more bad than good.

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Posted in: #ThisIs2019: Where does Japan stand in its approach to women rights? See in context

I'm all up for equality in the sane, logical sense, but I really don't understand why people think making hashtag Twitter feeds with superficial phrases like "ThisIs2019" think that is going to change anything.

Just make sure it's equality of opportunity and not equality of outcome like people in the west are trying to push on society. And think carefully about how such changes affect culture and social interaction.

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Posted in: Johnson stakes leadership claim as Brexit brings down May See in context

God forbid that Boris Johnson ever gets anywhere near Downing Street 10. He is a clown of the highest order and was a disaster as foreign secretary. Him as PM? No, no, no!

If these five ( Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove) are the options, God save the Queen.

I concur wholeheartedly.

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Posted in: Pair of Hokkaido melons fetch record ¥5 mil at season's 1st auction See in context

That's a crackin' pair of melons.

Nice box, too.

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Posted in: Tearful British PM May says she will resign on June 7 See in context

The next UK PM needs to be someone who can keep the country together and afloat post-Brexit.

Despite what some people believe, Britain still has great manufacturing in certain sectors, especially in engineering. Also, banks won't start abandoning London for the EU mainland because London has the reputation, experience and facilities already established to provide high quality financial services. Having the fifth largest economy and being the centre of the commonwealth also guarantees its clout on the international stage as well. However, Britain will have to pull its socks up and tread carefully to survive Brexit.

One also has to be mindful that the EU is fragmenting from the inside with the rise of nationalist parties. It's possibly a matter of time before the EU crumbles anyway.

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Posted in: N Korea state media hits out at 'imbecile' Biden See in context

as an "imbecile" and a "fool of low IQ"

The irony.

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Posted in: U.S. men avoid spending time with female colleagues in the wake of #MeToo See in context

The other side of your comment is that throughout history, rape or sexual harrasebt has been a consequence-free weapon used by many men.

That depends on your definition of rape and sexual harassment. Men haven't been able to use rape or sexual harassment as a consequence-free weapon in any way. At least not in the last century.

I found that a lot of the flaws with the #MeToo movement were based largely on people's subjective views. It seemed like many women had unchecked freedom to dictate what constitutes as rape and sexual harassment, and with a movement supporting them it was difficult to call them out without destroying ones own life.

The reality of the #Metoo movement boils down to a few things:

The guilt of many celebrities selling their dignity for a fast track to stardom (#MeToo spawned from Hollywood).

It's simply a power grab. Celebrities, particularly in Hollywood, are always looking to increase their status and power. Social media has opened up many doorways to increase ones influence.

In the life of the everyday working person such things rarely exist. The #MeToo movement is like the egalitarian argument: people are demanding something that is actually already present in society.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Boys will be boys ..

I know, I am one.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

Which is exactly what you callously refer to as a blob if tissue. It's a blop of potential, development, and life. Therefore, by your logic, as well as mine, abortion is murder.

No. It's referred to as murder based on the idea that the mother intends to go through with the pregnancy; therefore, you're stealing a mother of her child and destroying the opportunity of life. Also, you would need to take into consideration the maliciousness of murder. There would have to be a motivation, purpose and intention, which brings up another ethical question: murder is clearly immoral, but is abortion?

In theory, you can't kill something that isn't alive, that's like planting a seed and then saying you killed a tree if you remove the seed a couple of weeks later. The question is: when is it considered a human life? You believe it's from conception and I believe it's when the most fundamental aspect which makes us human has developed.

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Posted in: While the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of 'Cool Japan' and mega-tourism, the current reality is a country run by sociopathic Hitler-loving plutocrats, with plummeting press freedom, endemic poverty, rising censorship, deliberate destruction of public records, continual death by overwork, a corrupt bureaucracy, and a medieval justice system. Despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima, the government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon. See in context

I'm not saying what Jake said is true or untrue, but I will say this ...

The wests subjective view of how society should work isn't as ethically pure and egalitarian as one would believe. There are reasons why many people, including myself, who use to identify as centre-left are now gradually shifting to the centre-right: there are many problems and flaws because progressive idealism is built on subjective rather than objective views.

Japan isn't the United States, and quite frankly I don't want it to be anything like United States.

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Posted in: North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea See in context

Little Rocket Man is at it again.

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Posted in: North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured; suspect in custody See in context

"Just loud bangs. A couple loud bangs and then we just saw everyone run out of the building, like nervous, like a scared run like they were looking behind,"

People aren't very articulate in their speech these days, are they?

Being from England, it absolutely baffles me why anyone would think it's a good idea for the general public to own guns. I understand the whole maintaining the balance angle, but that's an ideal from two-hundred years ago. Despite the fact that it's a very obsolete amendment, there are far safer and efficient ways to enact it.

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Posted in: A new emperor ascends the throne on May 1. How important to Japan do think the monarchy system is? See in context

A monarchy system is part of cultural identity. Being English, I understand the reasons and values of maintaining a monarchy. I'm not particularly a royalist but I do believe that a monarchy is symbolic and unifying in certain ways.

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Posted in: With sake and Shinto rites, Japanese see in new era in festive mood See in context


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Posted in: German scientists create see-through human organs See in context

We'll have androids soon, and probably cyborgs after that.

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Posted in: Letters From Japan: 'He wants to take a two-year break … and then marry me' See in context

Call me old fashioned, but it sounds like there is a serious lack of actual love and passion involved in this relationship.

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Posted in: Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Wisconsin rally See in context

"They should change that to the Radical Left Democrat Party," he told a crowd that nearly filled the 10,500-seat Risch Center in Green Bay. "It's crazy what's going on with them. Oh, do I look forward to running against them."

You know, I'm not a massive fan of Trump, but I feel he's a necessary evil with the way the world is going these days. He's calling out the left for what it has become: a bunch of lunatics who constantly contradict their own values.

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Posted in: U.S. to sanction 5 nations, including Japan, if they import Iranian oil See in context

Trump is trying to strong-arm half of the worlds major players. This can potentially backfire on him in the big way. He also needs to get it out of his head that the world doesn't revolve around the United States.

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Posted in: Man threatens police officer in 'koban' with box cutter knife; demands handgun See in context

I wonder why he specifically wanted a gun ...

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Posted in: Book offers spirited claim that 1999 was best year ever for movies See in context

I'm not really sure what constitutes as the greatest year for movies, but I do know that it definitely wasn't in the last ten years: a decade of CGI superhero drivel and independent psuedo-moralistic nonsense.

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Posted in: Hokkaido police searching for naked man in glasses who groped woman in sub-zero weather See in context

I know everyone is trying to force their empty moral superiority here, but you have to admit, it is quite a funny article.

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Posted in: How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life See in context

Oh, come on! Everyone knows there is aliens on the moon. Just look at all that CGI evidence scattered around YouTube.

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Posted in: Trump says he would be 'very disappointed' in Kim if reports about N Korea launch site true See in context

Trump already knew it was going to happen. He's trying to play the "unwitting moralist" to save face and appease his voter base.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor criticized for putting her hands in pockets during Tokyo Marathon ceremony See in context

Criticized for putting your hands in your pockets ... ?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: this world is becoming an incredibly strange and oversensitive place.

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Posted in: Actress Emma Thompson refuses to work with ex-Disney animation chief over harassment accusations See in context

"If a man has been touching women inappropriately for decades, why would a woman want to work for him if the only reason he's not touching them inappropriately now is that it says in his contract that he must behave 'professionally?'"

So let me get this right: you let the guy touch you for decades? If you let them touch you for decades for the sake of your career then you simply sold out your own dignity. These celebrity women are displaying themselves as victims but the reality is that both sides are morally bankrupt.

If you let something happen that you can put a stop to then you're just as much to blame as the other person. Individuals, especially when they reach adulthood, have a moral duty to make their intensions known and clear, and it's no excuse to trade your dignity for your career and then complain about it later. I'm sick to death of these privileged celebrities spewing their superficial wisdom onto the world and complaining when they get paid millions to basically dress up and play about all day.

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Posted in: Man claiming to be British assaults, robs woman in Tokyo See in context

It's a very random scenario.

They meet up for a date, get into an argument, so he hits her and steals her bag?

Either that's bad reporting or someone is exaggerating.

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Posted in: Trump, Kim begin their 2nd summit in Vietnam See in context

Two sociopaths striving for peace! Oh, the irony ...

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Posted in: Glasses turn your drink into a Shiba Inu See in context

Cool! I want one!

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