Garcia has always been a drama-queen and a poor sport. Several years ago after retrieving his ball from the cup, he spit (& not a litttle bit) into the cup for all the following players to enjoy. When he was called out for it on tv by the announcer in an interview, he seemed surprised that anyone would have the audacity to question him,
Good of luck with that attitude at Bethpage, Sergio. I wouldn’t be surprised if he throws a hissy mid-round and quits.
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Boring, shrill, economically misguided, hypocritical and dishonest on her background. (Btw, I’m voting Democratic). Nope, unless she is the nominee against Dotard, hard nope. Even then, I’d hold my nose and take a shower after.
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Reparations were paid, the elected government chose to use them on infrastructure and graft. Apologies were made, they’ve been ignored. “Final agreements” were signed, then ripped up.
70 years after the War’s end, the Koreans are still moaning about it because of national ego and domestic politics.
Enough. Stuff it.
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This is what happens when you force people to work without pay. Fun Fact: ATC is also working without pay.
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This is not a phenomenon limited to Japan. I know several people in America with retired parents who’ve fallen I to the faux “news” orbit and now spout off embarrassingly about globalists (aka Jews), “others” (non-whites) and the conspiracy against Gods anointed one.
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Problem is, he hasn’t confessed and they can prove essentially nothing. The coins are gone. That’s all they know. Who and how is completely unknown.
I am guessing a face-saving conviction on the related issues and a time-served/suspended sentence.
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Resident since 98. Permanent Resident now. It’s not actually that hard if you’re employed and keep your nose clean.
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Those here who say nothing is going to change are completely wrong. This has everyone’s attention, both in the industry and in the relevant govt. agencies. I cannot say for certain that there will never be another incident, but I can say that their frequency will drop dramatically and the atmosphere that allowed the JAL crew to believe that they could sneak a drunk First Officer on board is a thing of the past.
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The detention center is where the interrogate him until he breaks. If he doesn’t confess, the odds of a conviction are 50/50. I’m not commenting on my opinion of his guilt or innocence. I’m just stating an opinion on the nature of criminal justice in Japan.
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He will never fly again anywhere ever. JCAB will pull his license and he won’t get a new one any where else because of his criminal record. Good riddance. What I want to know is what happens to the 2 Captains who knew that he was not fit to fly and were obviously covering for him? The consequences of their obstruction will show how serious JAL is about cleaning this up.
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Forget abot the Co-pilot. His career in aviation is over. JCAB will pull his license the moment he gets out. What I want to know is what happens to the 2 Captains who (I VERY strongly suspect) knew he was unfit to fly and were going to sneak him on the plane to sleep it off. What happens to them determines how seriously JCAB will deal with this issue.
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In other words “until he confesses because we can’t get a conviction without one.”
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Look at the traumatized children screaming their heads off while the adults laugh. Isn’t our culture wonderful? And don’t even get me started on the UNESCO “seal of approval “.....
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Good news, he avoids the arm-destroying Hell that is Koshien. Bad news, he’s playing for the Royals. I’m from Kansas City. The team is Gawd-awful and will be for at least another several years. I’m 48, not in great shape, and never played ball. I could play for this team right now. It’s that bad.
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What a stupid term. Let’s just call it “Jiz”
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Perhaps the idea of going to the middle of nowhere, getting scammed and having your phone hacked makes Russia less than appealing. I know I wouldn’t spend a dime there.
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Yeah, that's "unlikely" to happen. First, the US has refused to sell the F-22 airframe or ANY part of it to anyone, even the British. Second, you don't just slap f-35 sensors in the new plane, it would take time and a WHOLE lot of money. 3rd, As someone pointed out, the U.S. needs to sell as many f-35s as possible to get the unit cost down.
I agree that Japan's fighter fleet needs an upgrade, but the off the shelf f-35 a (and maybe b versions) will meet its needs at a much lower cost than this proposed franken-plane (oh, I like that one. I'm trademarking it!)
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How on Earth is Aso still around? The man makes Ishihara look like a lightweight when it comes to saying stupid things.
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He should not have called a press conference. They’re just ritual murders without an actual death. That said, the geinojin who calls one and says, “it’s none of your business and no, I don’t owe the public an apology for my legal private behavior.” wins my eternal support.
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Waiting for Donnie to say "there were very good people on both sides."
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mmwkdwToday 07:36 pm JST
Many people here seem to take pleasure at wishing her to Hang, though I wonder if it would be the same, were they to be the one who escorts her to the Scaffold, Puts the rope around her neck, and pulls the trap door lever ?
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in general I agree, but for her, I'd have zero trouble and I'm not a vindictive person by nature.
And not for nothin, but either they were VERY lonely, or she was very skilled in the "physical arts."
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Isn't it great what you can spend money on when the government writes off your debts, let's you fire 1/2 your staff, lets you cut the benifits of ALREADY RETIRED workers by 50%, and says that you don't need to pay taxes for 5 years no matter how much profit you make?
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This fight was a farce from the beginning. McGreggor shouldn't be holding a pro-boxer's jock much less fighting.
Remember in the early days of UFC? No rounds, no gloves, no weight categories. You could fight or you couldn't.
there are a few good fighters, but mostly I see people with no defensive skills to speak of. No footwork, no head movement and certainly no blocking. If these guys could fight, they'd be pro boxers. But they can't generally speaking, so they go to the minors AKA MMA.
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This is a problem that could be solved with money which means that it isn't a problem. Consider two related issues:
Japan has the lowest female labor participation rate of OECD countries even though more women say in surveys they want to work.
Also, JAPAN has a pitifully low birth rate. Women who delay having more (or any) children commonly site a lack of daycare because they either need or want to work.
The common denominator is a lack of child care. This is unconscionably bad governance.
Build more facilities. Not enough licensed providers you say? Pay them more money. The extra costs should be more than made up for by additional tax revenues both now (more working mothers paying more taxes) and in the future (a larger or at least less small pool of workers).
I guess the fact that is so blindingly obvious is one reason the old men running this society cannot see the solution. We definitely need more women in politics.
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If this bears out, it's quite strong growth. It also means that the target of 2% inflation is no longer illusionary.
Hopefully growth plus a shortage of labor will increase pay in the aggregate.
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I haven't purchased a physical book in years, not because I don't read, I read as much as I can - several hours a day. It's that I get all content either on line r via my kindle (I purchased 3 titles last week). It's cheaper, with less clutter, I can carry literally thousands of titles everywhere, and it's better for the environment.
Any business model that sells a physical version of what can be digitized and transferred wirelessly is going the way of the dinosaur.
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