This story starts off with a floppy disk and goes downhill from there. Can't make this up, haha! Run Foresst, run!
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Yamashita thinks that the cost is a stumbling block? More like a dang wall. And no referendum in Sapporo or Hokkaido regarding the games? Idiots.
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Right, and now someone named Bongbong is going to be their prez. Just for context, it seems he falsely claims that he graduated from Oxford, went to Wharton (sound familiar?) but didn't graduate. I don't know which is the worst name, Bongbong, or Marcos...
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Another GW junket.
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Don't knock her. She has money, she has a platform and right now, the more that is known about the plight of that area the better. Wanna talk about a photo op? Take a look at the recent photo of Sec Austin and Blinkin with Zelensky. Both secretaries are smiling, only Zelensky isn't. What is there to smile about?
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No redundancy, should have failed the inspection. The operator, the captain and MLIT all ignored the warning signs. Interviews with local fishermen said that the captain admitted that he had AU and was out of the service area. First question from MLIT should have been about the reliability of service if the cell phone was going to be the primary means of communications. Either way, shouldn't have sailed.
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Posted in: Financial support should be given regardless of whether the evacuees have relatives or other acquaintances in Japan. Depending on the situation, they might not even be able to pay for medical fees in the event of an emergency. This has brought to the fore the reality of an insufficient support system for not only Ukrainians, but for foreigners in Japan as a whole. See in context
Good on ya Yamashita, Yukari, agree completely!
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Two accidents last year? Why were they able to continue to operate? Their operating and business license should have been suspended after the second one. Smell like an oversight and enforcement issue too.
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Teacher who doesn't know how to Google.
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India showing its true colors. The cargo doesn't belong to them and it's for humanitarian purposes. Japanese government also showing its true colors in PPP.
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Brilliant, please have a follow up story!
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And no mention of the Akagi files? The man committed suicide because of this, the rot goes all the way up. Sagawa and the files know exactly who gave the order.
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Is that a carrier strike group sailing through the Dardanelles now? Wishful thinking.
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I'm no expert but from where I'm sitting, NATO and the west had better wake up. Putin wants to end this by May 9, so the gloves are coming off. We'll probably see a barrage of the likes we've never seen before. He'll launch attacks from inside the Russian border into the Donbas so NATO or anyone wanting to get involved can't make any incursions into Russia without the risk of seriously escalating. Send in "advisors" and heavy anti-aircraft, and anti-missile weapons systems. The other option is to sit and watch the Ukrainians get mercilessly pummeled. "They make a wasteland, and call it peace." Tacitus.
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Send them to Shanghai.
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Enjoy being the tough guy in a state pen.
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Use your Russian skills to counter the propaganda. She said, "Russian people should not be considered evil because of the actions of their leaders." Yes, that is correct, but surveys reveal that 80% of Russians support Putin. How many of the 80% actually support and how many are only saying that out of fear? The moral and existential dilemma for Russians are similar to what Germans faced during the Nazi regime. Protest and die or end up in a concentration camp.
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Jeff Lee, you're absolutely correct. I didn't go into details, but the massacre is the same. A loss of command and control and dehumanization of civilians. Calley only, but Medina was acquitted, and it should have gone all the way up to Westmoreland but it didn't. There have been other massacres in history, the problem now is what will NATO do?
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My Lai, ala Russia.
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If you couldn't trust the LDP during the pandemic, the Tohoku recovery, the Olympics or numerous other issues that occurred during "peace time" what makes anyone think giving these clowns weapons is going to fare any better than a total cluster. Think twice or thrice before handing destructive capabilities to someone that has a proven track record of gross incompetence.
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Raising and consuming are completely different. Consume and eat, TEPCO...
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So you're educating the Myanmar officers so they can return to help crush the democratic movement at home? The hypocrisy is sickening.
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Neither Japan or the U.S. will intervene, they don't want a hot war with China. Xi is watching very closely how the west is reacting to Russia's invasion, and right now he sees only arms shipments and economic sanctions, both of which I think China could withstand better than Russia. The biggest difference will be the use of air and naval forces instead of ground troops. For the greater good, someone should muzzle Abe. Keep working diplomacy, and never stop talking.
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Bronco, yes you are correct, the people of the Soviet Union defended their motherland, but in that reasoning lies the problem, this time the tables are reversed and Putin is the invader, not the Ukrainians. NATO estimates 15,000 dead, and the other day on a pro-Kremlin site, the numbers were over 9,000. Of course the Kremlin took that page down and said it was hacked, but even if hacked, the numbers are still comparable with other sources. Putin already controls eastern Ukraine as you would like, so why not stop? He's made a wasteland of the area where the ethnic Russians live, do you think they appreciate the destruction, misery and suffering caused in the name of liberation? Bombs and missiles don't distinguish between ethnicity.
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Kishida is paying tribute to the police officer who was killed by the Khmer Rouge in an ambush during peace keeping operations in Cambodia. Japanese government (LDP) sent unarmed civilian police who had no training in a combat zone on its first ever UN peace keeping operation. If I remember the original broadcast reporting, they were driving bumper to bumper in a convoy, RPG took out the first vehicle and it was a turkey shoot after that. A deadly fiasco for the naive government.
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