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Posted in: A documentary from the Disney family takes aim at the Mouse House See in context

Abigail E Disney has been critical of the company that bears her name before

Abigail Disney is at treasure.

An oligarchical heiress who pulls back the curtain and speas the truth about late stage capitalist oligarchy.

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Posted in: Blinken defends Pakistan arms sales against Indian criticism See in context

after withering criticism from growing U.S. partner India, which considers itself the target of Islamabad's F-16 planes

Selling outdated fighters already on the civilian market to a country whose territory we regularly drone strike:

It's just good business.

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Posted in: Abenomics lives on after ex-PM's death, but economy still fragile See in context

Abenomics lives on after ex-PM's death, but economy still fragile

The headline is a deceptive logical fallacy.

It should be "Abenomics lives on after ex-PM's death, therefore the economy is still benefitting Japan Inc. and bureaucratic interests but is a disaster for working class Japanese ".

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Posted in: Russia gives citizenship to ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden See in context

If Snowden is drafted he won't be sent to the front but could be a top-flight info warrior.

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Posted in: Ex-Myanmar diplomat says junta envoy should be barred from Abe's funeral See in context

A former diplomat dismissed by Myanmar's military junta for his opposition to last year's coup has criticized Japan for inviting the head of the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state funeral.

Japan's LDP is so desperate for recognition of its internationally inconsequential but domestically disastrous fallen oligarch that they turn to murderous Third World dictatorships

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Posted in: Abenomics lives on after ex-PM's death, but economy still fragile See in context

something that Abe's signature program failed to deliver despite his claim that "Japan is back.

Japan, after decades of broad based prosperity, was ripe for the deception of trickle down neo-liberal economics .

QE monetary easing basic income for financial interests.

Intensive regressive corporate welfare.

And corporate tax cut gifts to the 1 percent LDP/Japan Inc. interests.

New Capitalism is neo-liberalusm.

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Posted in: Elton John sings at White House See in context

John, being a leftist, loves and is likewise loved by fellow leftists.

Utterly meaningless.

I am a Bakuninist leftist and do not particularly like John.

He praised a neo-con war criminal.

Biden is a neo-liberal capitalist stooge.

I think you are fixated on the false "left".

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Posted in: Elton John sings at White House See in context

John, who was on a marathon global farewell tour, thanked Biden for the invitation and also praised former US President George W. Bush.

John has made some classics, inclusion and diversity are fabulous, and the Repubs have no business using these artists who despise everything they stand for.

But that all fades into insignificance when you excuse a President starting a war on false premises resulting in death and injury to millions.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

The right to demonstrate and protest is an important one.

Not really. The US and Japan as well have shown how to marginalize such protest movements.

-Have a populace in precarious labor conditions too preoccupied with finances.

-Have massive police escorts and protests only in prescribed zones to minimize any disruptive effect to magnify the message.

-Have a political monopoly or duopoly where the will of even massive opposition can be ignored.

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Posted in: GOP's hard-line tactics on migrants refocus midterm debate See in context

“It will be a big issue in the elections, I can tell you that,” DeSantis said. “It’s already made more of an impact than anyone thought it could possibly make. But we’re going to continue to make more of an impact.”

Pure political theater like "the Wall" and it will be equally effective.

Treat the employers and businesses of illegal immigrants like drug traffickers: Asset forfeiture seizure, confiscations and imprisonment.

The incentives, the source are the problem. I thought the Republican business leaders were all about the power of "incentivization".

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Posted in: U.S. to seek stronger labor, environmental standards in Asia See in context

Among them, the U.S. wants the Indo-Pacific countries to improve their labor and environmental standards

The US: We have done a good job of dismantling our formerly strong labor movement and opening up to predatory "market forces", and we will show you how to keep it that way.

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Posted in: Rare footage of Beatles' 1966 visit to Japan to be screened in censored form See in context

The footage of the band's first visit to Japan will finally be seen, but with the faces of fans and police officers obscured, after a Nagoya-based nonprofit organization lost a lawsuit seeking the release of the uncensored footage.

So it is not only the CCP in China that engages in a little historical revisionism and censorship of pop culture history.

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Posted in: Japan to launch domestic travel subsidy program on Oct 11 See in context

Great news, my partner and I will take full advantage of this, whoopee!

I find it highly ironic that many that denied the severity of the coronavirus, criticized prevention measures and the necessity of government relief to those affected welcome handouts from the public treasury to travel related business owners and those with the leisure time and disposable income for travel.

Kishida"s New Capitalism wealth distribution: take from the taxes of workers living paycheck to paycheck to enrich business owners and the independently wealthy leisure class.

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan's permanent investment tax break at New York bourse See in context

Since he took office last October, Kishida has proposed a "new form of capitalism" that emphasizes wealth redistribution.

Exempting capital investment from taxes, incentivizing the stock market, giving subsidies to venture capital:

All things that point to wealth redistribution; towards the rentier investor class that is.

And there on Wall Street, an appropriate place for Kishida to announce another step in his grand plan of "New Capitalism".

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Posted in: U.S. fines Boeing $200 mil for misleading investors on 737 MAX safety See in context

Boeing's former chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, also agreed to pay $1 million to settle the same charges in the civil case.

Capitalism approved oligarchical murder for a nominal fee.

Boeing's ousted CEO departs with $62 million, even without severance pay


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Posted in: Business circles mixed about Japan's intervention amid industry shift See in context

I commented recently that JT commenters collective wisdom would make better policy than the clowns in charge, and that was reinforced yesterday.

BOJ policy does exactly what it was crafted and intended to do with the LDP/Japan Inc. combine cohorts.

Balancing the interests of asset holders with a QE basic income for the financial industry and rentier capital holders.

With the interests of Japan Inc. export based firms.

The interests of workers, small business are utterly inconsequential to them.

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Posted in: Why do you think South Korean movies, such as "Squid Game" and Parasite," for example, are achieving greater success and recognition abroad than Japanese films? See in context

Why do you think South Korean movies, such as "Squid Game" and Parasite," for example,

Rhetorical question?

What has been recognized worldwide by audiences and awards in both these works is their well-crafted critiques of Late Stage Capitalism, which is the biggest plague on humanity at the moment.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing two minors over cannabis trafficking See in context

Police said Tanaka is believed to be a cannabis trafficker. The minors attempted to steal marijuana from him by connecting with him over a social networking site and lured him to the scene for a drug deal. However, a fight ensued and Tanaka pulled out a knife and stabbed the two victims.

Subtitle: Things that could be solved in an instant by legalization if there was the political will and financial incentive to do so.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

The Unification Church in Japan pledged

Other fraudsters are arrested, charged, detained and fined.

The Unification Church, Japan Inc. and LDP politicians "pledge, promise" to reform themselves when they are caught in wrongdoing.

The privileges of power.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, second left, uses a gavel while ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

Let me show them, Japanese and American, who really calls the shots in the system I have coined "New Capitalism".

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Posted in: New York attorney general sues Donald Trump and his company See in context

How can you prove she is not racist. I can’t back that she is, you can’t back that she isn’t, but do I think and feel so? I do.

This is the level of word salad bizarro logical rigor that passes for a "defense" amongst Trump supporters.

It solves to zero.

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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

a weekly magazine alleged in an online report that he had sexually harassed and injured a hostess at a bar in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

Japanese tabloids carry on a distinguished muckraking journalistic tradition that is absent in the mainstream, Dentsu controlled Japanese mass media and the conspiracy rightist disinfo noise of Western tabloids.

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Posted in: New York attorney general sues Donald Trump and his company See in context

New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Should have been done 30 years ago like with Trump's fellow rentier billionaire oligarch, Leona Helmsley.


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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

Eneos's Wednesday follow-up came just after a weekly magazine alleged in an online report that he had sexually harassed and injured a hostess at a bar in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

An overpaid oligarch abuses women, the planet and underlings for his own satisfaction.

News at 11.

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Posted in: China says Biden's Taiwan remarks 'severely violate' U.S. policy over island See in context

Biden's comments appeared to depart from decades of U.S. policy towards Taiwan.

America has not had a precise expressor of its policies since Obama.

Seems like it should be a minimum bar for the most powerful elected official in the world.

America will not commit boots on the ground in a conflict over Taiwan.

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Posted in: Hopes grow for win-win effect of inbound tourism in Japan, weak yen See in context

The hope is that a weaker yen will be an additional boost, providing a win-win situation for foreign tourists, who would be compelled to splurge by taking advantage of the currency effect, and for Japan, where the negative side of the yen's slide, especially against the U.S. dollar, has become all the more visible.

A win for foreign tourists with strong currencies with leisure time.

A win for the capital holding rentier owners of Japanese inns, hotels, travel related businesses.

A lose for the laid off travel and hospitality industry workers.

Who did not benefit from coronavirus stimulus subsidies and many of whom were forced to retrain, change industries or engage in a severe downgrade of their lifestyle.

Discarded by LDP policies

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Posted in: ‘The Woman King’ takes North American box office throne See in context

The group in question were the primary slavers they didn't free anyone on the contrary they enslaved their neighbours.

The King of this group died the sacrifices 800 slaves , these are the facts.

Or maybe like in 300 the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae were the defenders of Western democracy and civilization; while in actuality they hunted their Helot slaves for sport.

Hollywood takes liberties, it is nothing new.

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Posted in: Japan floats issuance of gov't bonds for more defense spending See in context

The writing is on the wall. Raise corporate taxes and corporations in turn suppress wage increases.

Abenomics slashing corporate taxes; wages still did not increase. The LDP stays in power.

Same difference.

Might as well soak the asset bloated japan Inc. corporates for a change.

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Posted in: In world beset by turbulence, nations' leaders gather at UN See in context

Richard Gowan, U.N. director of the International Crisis Group, said Ukraine and the food crisis will be the two “overarching themes” and the message from Western leaders is going to be clear: “This is Russia’s war of aggression and this is a huge attack on the U.N. system.”

The SecDef of the UN host country presenting fake evidence of WMD construction to launch a regime changing invasion on a country half a world away at the UN General Assembly:

No big deal and totally in line with the U.N. system.


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Posted in: Japan floats issuance of gov't bonds for more defense spending See in context

The government will discuss how much the country's defense spending should increase and how to fund it. Raising the corporate or tobacco tax is expected to meet opposition from the business community.

LDP: We'll raise it on the public then through hikes in sales and income taxes then.

Their opposition means nothing.

Ex: The Olympics, state funerals etc...

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