Trump is all about himself. Period. He'll drag the GOP down in the next mid-term with all the in-fighting and cowering zealots trying to out-trump each other. People still can't see him as a loser which is really fascinating.
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Mori protege, and LDP "yes woman." Don't know why the organizing committee didn't have a vice to succeed in this type of situation. Poor organizational governance.
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I'd like to apologize for my post. I saw and heard what I did but should have confirmed more closely before posting. However more importantly, posting doubts about JMA's tsunami warning should have been kept in check. Drawing conclusions and spreading doubt in a time of emergency and disaster runs counter to sharing accurate information.
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As I was preparing my coffee this morning I saw in passing TV news in which I believe was a city or prefectural official saying that there was in fact a tsunami of 20cm, and that it could have been higher. Sorry no details, but just keep an eye on this because this will bring into question the validity of JMA's tsunami warning system.
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And the MLIT minister is already talking about Go to. Watch for Nishimura, once he starts talking about it, you can bet these morons will do it all over again.
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@vanity. Yes, on two fronts. Firstly, one of the tenets of the Olympics is gender equality so for Mori to speak and perpetuate a false sexist stereotype in the 21st century is ignorant and asinine. If he had said, "Some PEOPLE talk too much" I don't think we would be where we are now. Secondly, for someone in his position to not have the common sense or the professionalism to know what is appropriate and inappropriate only shows incompetence.
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The only thing trump cared about was his damaged ego when he lost bigly and the impending criminal law suits breathing down his neck. He didn't give a damn about the presidency and his last days in office proved it by him playing golf most of the time; all this while the number of deaths and infections kept soaring. He used the big lie to milk his ignorant supporters of donation money which went into his own coffers. With all the money he swindled from his followers you'd think he would have been able to hire a competent defense team, but nope. He got the farm team because his first string all quit on him. And yet his followers and enablers are sticking to this lie and to their god figure. The spineless senators probably will not convict him but trump will get them in the end. There is no reciprocity for blind loyalty to the orange man, just look at all those he's betrayed.
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And the others in the same meeting who laughed instead of speaking up to him? The others who tried to rationalize all this? Yet, no one could speak up to him when he insulted our mothers, our wives, our daughters and our sisters? He's only a small part of this institutionalized problem in Japan. Good riddance, be gone with you.
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Firstly, if anyone talks too much it is Mori himself. Secondly, for those who think that this is just a faux pas by an old man, think again, this is institutionalized and all you have to do is live here and see for yourself. And finally, as I've been saying this for some time now, what if Mori had made racist remarks or a remark against the handicapped? It's all the same, Sexism, racism, and the inequalities that the handicapped face in Japan are real and institutionalized by the likes of Mori.
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For those who are supporting Mori and wish to move on, I'm assuming that you understand the Japanese language and the culture and have seen his "apology" press briefing. If you understand then you know that apologizing in Japan means to bow deeply, Mori did not; he read from a prepared statement. Further, in the follow up questions from reporters, he was arrogant, cut off female reporters during their questions and didn't show any contrition. Let me ask you this, if he had said something derogatory about blacks or the handicapped would the IOC or even yourselves feel different? How are the women doctors, nurses and hospital staff supposed to feel about all this? Without them speaking up and working to the bone, there will be no Tokyo Olympics. No, don't rationalize for the old fart, he needs to go. If people say he's too valuable to let him go, then there in a nutshell is all the more reason why they shouldn't continue with the games, absolutely no risk / emergency management or mitigation system in place.
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Just for the record, to apologize in Japan means to bow one's head deeply. Mori did not do that, he read from a prepared statement. Further, he cut off several of the female reporters in his press interview, and he was also arrogant and did not show any regret or contrition.
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If it's political theater, then why are you participating in the process? Because it's in the Constitution idiots. If the client feels defamed, then let him testify under oath and "give him his day in court." It's pretty damn easy. Everyone should remember the GOP senators who vote to acquit, this should be the day that lives in infamy.
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Unfortunately the motto of this Olympics is, "United by Emotion" not science. To be honest I think it's a lame motto, but then, this is Japan. Should be a great Olympics if the contingents from Africa or Jamaica don't show up because of Covid concerns and restrictions. Track and Field without the premier teams: lame.
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Man, don't ever bet against Brady and the Gronk.
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And these same Japanese and Bach would say the same if he made a racist remark or denigrated the handicapped? What's the difference? He violated the "spirit" of the Olympics, if he can continue then all the niceties people say about the games are out the window. If these clowns don't do the right thing, they may face a boycott.
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He needs to go, he couldn't last a year as PM so why should this be any different? Would it be treated differently if he made a racist remark or something denigrating against the handicapped? It's being poo pooed away because this took place in sexist Japan; it's par for the course and it's on full display to the world.
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A failure when you needed it the most to work. Kinda like the LDP in this crisis.
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IOC said the case is settled. I wonder if that would be their stance if he said something racist or against the handicapped? What would be the difference? It's not only the remark, it's the mentality that this is sitting at the top of the JOC and now the IOC is complicit by acknowledgment. Forget the Olympics, the spirit is dead and the athletes are only pawns to make money for the likes of Bach and Mori.
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Sounds like we're beginning to see the military junta's strategy. Let the foreign countries continue to operate but to just keep their mouths shut regarding internal politics.
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Unfortunately, to generalize, he reflects the basic mentality of most of the old geezers who run the country. It's no wonder Japan finds itself in this current crisis with the LDP having deer in the headlights syndrome.
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A certain man of prominence once said, "You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time." Look how that turned out. Seems LDP and JOC are hell bent on doing the same despite all the warning lights flashing.
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And what say you IOC? You're going to tolerate this? Wasn't the Olympics supposed to showcase gender equality? What if Mori were to say something racist or make a remark against people who are handicapped or have disabilities? Silence?
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Japan's high tech on full display. Great work Ministry of Health, no follow up on your toy.
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The people are patient , and resilient amidst all this suffering, and yet it is the politicians and the entertainers who have a sense of entitlement who are flaunting the restrictions. They blame the young but why should the young adhere to the policies when those who enacted them can't? Why is Kawai Anri, a convicted criminal still able to retain her parliament seat and still collect her pay and bonuses when honest people are struggling to survive? The hypocrisy is maddening.
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How 'bout serious fines and measures for politicians and other public figures e.g. tarento)? These people set the tone for the populace. If they don't care, why should anyone else? Use the fines to support groups trying to provide meals for kids impacted by this virus.
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Grovelling loyalty to the orange man and look what he does in return, haven't these people learned anything?
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If you can't topple the incredibly inept LDP in this crisis then woe is Japan. The people need to remember to vote party, not person.
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Japan's probe was limited and had many flaws. Par for the course, same as the sun rising tomorrow....next.
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