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Posted in: Iran's president, foreign minister and others found dead at helicopter crash site See in context

Now, now, we don’t know that the crash wasn’t simply an accident. Helicopters are the second-most-dangerous form of air travel after those weird Ospreys that the U.S. Marines insist on trying to use. But the death of a high-ranking national leader coming so soon after the failed assassination of the Slovak Prime Minister looks more than a little suspicious.

A lot of people are assuming that Israel was responsible, but it’s premature to try assigning any responsibility at this point. I, personally, tend to doubt it, especially since Iran has demonstrated its ability to hit precision targets in Israel, so I find it hard to imagine Netanyahu giving any orders that would make him look like a legitimate target for reprisal in the world’s eyes.

If it was an assassination and not an accident, I think it’s much more likely the act of neoclowns not only have long sought an active war between Iran and the USA and also need an excuse to extricate themselves from a losing situation in Ukraine.

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Posted in: Protestors block New Caledonia roads as French police pour in See in context

The Kanaks are bravely resisting foreign imperialism and domination.

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Posted in: French forces smash roadblocks in bid to clear key New Caledonia road See in context

Why are Europeans still allowed to have colonies thousands of miles from Europe?

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Posted in: Panda memorial See in context

Sorry, but this is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Beach Boys' Brian Wilson placed under conservatorship See in context

Pet Sounds was when he finally broke free of his father's overly dominant presence and came into his own as a professional musician.

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Posted in: Japan city councilor quits over harassment of Australian mayor's daughter See in context

Without furthehr details, this sounds like a storm in a sake cup, hyped up by the overly sensitive PC Aussies.

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Posted in: Sperm bank to be set up in Tokyo for donors ready to disclose identity See in context

This is a sinful act of epic proportions.

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Posted in: Philippines accuses China of damaging its vessel at hotly contested shoal See in context

China standing up to all the the vassal states of the Imperialistic US and giving them no quarter. America will have to bring it themselves, if they dare.

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Posted in: 90% in Japan support idea of reigning empress: survey See in context

Who's the woman at furthest right? She's gorgeous!

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Posted in: Iran launches retaliatory attack on Israel with hundreds of drones, missiles See in context

The European Union, Britain, France, Mexico, Czechia, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands all condemned Iran's attack.

Funny how they weren't quite so condemnatory in their response to Israel's slaughter of the Palestinians in Gaza or attack on Iran's embassy in Damascus. What a crock of hypocritical bs

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Posted in: South Korea publicly orders some doctors who walked off the job back to work See in context

Junior docs going on strike too in the UK, the whole of clown world is falling apart at the seems as late-stage capitalist reality begins to bite.

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Posted in: South Korea's fertility rate drops to fresh record low in 2023 See in context

How's North Korea doing?

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Posted in: Japan slips into recession, becoming 4th-largest economy, behind U.S., China and Germany See in context

Ha, just came back from an ecumenical conference in Paris, and the amount of well-heeled Japanese tourists I saw there spending large amounts of money like it was still 1989 was incredible. There are still many Japanese who are doing very well, thank you.

And yes, they were JAPANESE tourists.

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Posted in: New York subway shooting kills one, wounds 5 after brawl erupts on train See in context

But guns are banned in NYC, how did this happen?

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Posted in: Tokyo bus operator banks on foreign drivers as shortage looms See in context

Oh FFS capitalists, the problem is the crap wages and horrible work conditions!

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Posted in: Christmas Eve worshippers to face security screening at Cologne cathedral as police cite attack risk See in context

The joys of a globalized world and lax borders.

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Posted in: Japan hands over air radar system to Philippines See in context

Gotta get that war started, oh what joy you will all have.

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Posted in: Japan's population forecast to fall nationwide except Tokyo in 2050 See in context

The Japanese inaka is boring.

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Posted in: Denmark adopts law making it illegal to burn Koran or other religious texts See in context

Good, it's about time. Should upset a few of the fedora-wearing edge lords!

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Posted in: Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori freed from prison on humanitarian grounds See in context

Back in the day (late 90s), many Japanese loved this guy and he was given star billing on J-TV and at government receptions.

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Posted in: U.S. continues to fly Osprey aircraft in Japan, despite Tokyo's request not to See in context

Just like with most American military hardware, the Ospreys were designed to maximize profits for the MIC, not ease of operation and maintenance.

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Posted in: Crown prince says review of official royal duties required See in context

Princess Kiko has a rare, ethereal beauty.

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Posted in: Henry Kissinger, American diplomat and Nobel winner, dead at 100 See in context

“Henry Kissinger, how I'm missing yer

You're the Doctor of my dreams

With your crinkly hair and your glassy stare

And your Machiavellian schemes

I know they say that you are very vain

And short and fat and pushy

But at least you're not insane

Henry Kissinger

How I'm missing yer

And wishing you were here"

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Posted in: Clashes in Dublin after children injured in suspected stabbing See in context

Can't we all just get along?

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Posted in: Japan needs to make stance on Israel-Hamas war clearer, observers say See in context

Typically vague, weasel words by the J-Gov. They are a satrapy of the US, but want special treatment for their companies and need the region's oil and gas. Meanwhile the IDF kills thousands of civilians indiscriminately and all Japan can do is check with DC first to see how they should react to that outrage. Pathetic people.

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Posted in: Blinken seeks G7 unity on Israel-Hamas war among items on crisis-heavy global agenda See in context

The local satraps receiving their imperial orders.

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Posted in: Landowner seeks understanding over Jingu redevelopment See in context

A new high-rise complex

Of all the things Tokyo needs in 2023, another one of those ain't it

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Posted in: Japan 'on standby' to take all possible steps amid yen decline See in context

How about raising interest rates, which have been at zero for over 30 years?

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Posted in: U.S. military bulk buys Japanese seafood to counter China ban See in context

I’m sure the Japanese seafood industry appreciates the gesture, but one can’t help but ask two questions:

Why hasn’t the USA been buying Japanese seafood to supply its troops occupying Japan until now?

How, exactly, is replacing less than 1/100,000th of the lost business, or .001 percent, going to keep the Japanese seafood industry solvent?

As with seafood, so with artillery shells…

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Posted in: Eddie Jones resigns as Australia head coach after Rugby World Cup disaster See in context

His greatest moments were taking Australia to the RWC final in 2003 and England to the final in 2019, where on both occasions his teams beat the All Blacks at the semi-final stage. But yeah, it really feels like he is past his use by date.

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