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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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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"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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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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The Brexit referendum was not only very antidemocratic but also traitorous. The correct answer wasn't to vote yes or no, it was to not vote at all, because people did not know what they were really voting for or consequences that would follow.
Japan provides a lot of investment and jobs for the UK so it would be wise to do everything possible to create an environment for them and other countries to sustain healthy trade and commercial efficiency. UK still has the fifth largest economy in the world and people want to trade and invest here even if there is hard Brexit, but it will be difficult for a number of years until trade deals have been struck. The good news is that total control over trade allows UK to control tariffs which can help to courage the development domestic business and industry.
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Trump's politics are like his business empire: superficial.
I've heard this kind of nonsense so much out of Trump that it doens't surprise me anymore. As for Abe, I'm pretty sure it was an act of appeasement.
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People are far too sensitive these days. It's getting ridiculous.
I'll say this: though I believe that the minister's original comment was supposed to emphasize a degree of empathy for the girl which people have typically twisted or jumped to conclusions, he has no obligation to feel empathy for her. Where is your empathy for the thousands of other people suffering from leukemia and other ailments?
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What Liam Neeson said wasn't racist at all. He's been taking way out of context typically by the PC leftists who want to play the race card. I have no idea why black people are feeling "hurt" or looking for an apology except for many their own guilt?
If you believe he was being racist you need to stop and ask yourself: "why was it racist?" And you will start to realise that there isn't anything racist about it at all. When people are angry and their primal instincts surface they look for someone to blame. He was told that the perpetrator was a black man, and therefore went out looking for vengeance believing that all black men are to blame and that any unprovoked attack from a black person would warrant his actions. The same principle would have applied vice-versa and with any other race for that matter. This doesn't constitute as racism, it's simply the act of narrowing down your target group to focus your anger.
It makes you wonder: would this story have come to light if it was white guys he was hunting instead? His story is about avoiding the perils of revenge and checking all the facts before you act on them. Liam Neeson provides valuable life wisdom, he gets called a racist for it. That's modern PC culture for you.
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I've heard about unemployed people in Japan committing crimes to get prison time so they don't have to work. I wonder if this is one of those cases?
Though, like Reckless said, there could be a element of an affair or jealousy involved.
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Why should todays generation have to apologise for others faults? I understand that it's the "states" responsibility to acknowledge such attrocious acts but they're a few decades too late for protests.
Like the first commentor said: this is purely a political move.
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I've never actually seen Black Panther but haven't heard great things about it. I'm not really into the whole superhero things to be honest, but I've seen a few of them.
On a side note, I doubt they would risk charging even a small fee to see Black Panther on the big screen (again) because the numbers could cast a shadow over it's Oscars triumph.
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became convinced that the 35-year-old with a U.S. education was a democratic-minded leader they could trust and work with, U.S. officials said.
They forgot to include: trust and work and give them all that juicy patroleum!
Trump, like Putin, isn't very inconspicuous to say the least. The US and the CIA still up to their usual tricks.
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I'm probably going to get slated for this: If you're born a man then you're a man; if you're born a woman then you're a woman. You can't pick and choose these things, and you certainly can't start trying to change state laws over it. Reminds me a bit of the Bill C-16 thing in Canada when people started trying to force others to address them as something they're biologically not.
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First of all, UK and the Netherlands have been close economic partners since the colonial days, and I doubt that is about to change. As for Japanese companies moving to Europe, it depends a lot on their product and the strength of the currencies. Financial firms have nothing to gain by moving out of the UK except for a headache. It's normal for car manufacturers to reside in Europe because it makes logistics a lot more viable. Also, Europe doesn't want to the UK to leave the EU for a few reasons, one of them being that UK, after Germany is the 5th largest economy, so the "single market" takes a huge impact in terms of size and potential if the UK leaves.
I'm no Brexiteer by any means, but I do know that even if UK leaves the EU then both the Netherlands and Japan will still conduct lots of trade with the UK. Not only that but deals will probably be struct quickly between the states to make trade a lot more desirable and controlled, and that will be beneficial for everyones economy.
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Hollywood peddling their political correct nonsense again I see.
I wonder how many of those pretentious and privileged prats will divulge their delusions of grandeur in the form of a fradulent and souless speech that emphasises everyday problems that regular hard-working people have to deal with, except they don't get to go home to their million dollar mansions.
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It's pretty clear that Sony's move is to avoid bureaucracy of customs post-brexit. I doubt there will be any major impact to presence in Britain though.
The Japanese finance firms threatening to move to Europe are bluffing with an empty hand. Why would they move out of the finance hub of the world? People tend to forget that Britain has 5th largest economy in the world, not to mention the influence UK has over the commonwealth.
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The kid got some sense knocked into him.
Life is a learning curve, and it's the shock and consequence of actions that mostly define you as a person. Though it was a bit extreme for the teacher to plant him, that kid will remember that for the rest of his life and think twice about the way he conducts himself.
Kids are too overprotected these days and it's detrimental to not only their own lives but also society as a whole.
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