It really is a shame.
While America was never as great as it thought it was.
It was a nice country overall and it did stand for something greater than itself.
Now? America is little more than a second-hand meat grinder.
Poisoned from the inside out.
You couldn't pay me enough to move back there.
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You want to lead the country?
Put on a freaking mask!
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Don't forget the rich and powerful.
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Everyone passing judgement from up on high.
With barely a paragraph worth of evidence from which to judge.
Who knows what the true story was?
Mental illness? Poverty? Abuse?
Things we will never learn about, I'm sure.
As most simply move on to pass judgement again from their small, safe place.
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What happened to America?
When did it become so scared and angry?
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Who, in their right mind, would take any medical/scientific advice from America?
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For the love of god, do something already!!!
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Go to school.
Go to work.
It is the Japanese way.
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Japan was given a gift of extra time and how did they use it?
Fretting about the Olympics.
Japan is a ticking time bomb for this virus.
It has all the makings of the Italy scenario repeated.
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Deep down inside, we know we have no future.
Why bother having children without that essential ingredient?
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This was all started by a bunch of bored white people with entirely too much time on their hand. So of course it crossed over to Japan quite easily.
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I know I'm a little old fashioned, but I get all of my medical recommendations from my doctor. Though I suppose when he hangs up his stethoscope I may start taking recommendations from random people on the Internet.
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“Japan and the United States are unshakeable allies connected by common values such as freedom, democracy, basic human rights and rule of law.”
I can only hope Abe was wearing the ruby slippers when he said that.
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The Emperor has handled Abe and his proto-fascist brigade quite well. I'm sure he can deal with this nutter Duterte in much the same manner.
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Japan already gives money and technology to its current enemy, China. Why not give weapons to their future enemies as well? What could possibly go wrong with short sighted/short term profits leading the way? Nothing I'm sure.
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Too bad Duterte has now signalled that he will hold bilateral talks with China. Those very ships could be turned against Japan's interests or at the very least do absolutely nothing to support them. Japan foreign diplomacy is often the example of getting nothing for something.
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It's not sexism. It's Japanese culture! Flashes vacuous peace sign and leaves the thread.
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How bored and empty are people deep down inside? Add naked restaurants to your gauge of choice.
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Wonderful, wonderful news! Just wow.
+Trades in arm chair detective license for a mirror so I can take a long look at the miserable person I've become.+
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What exactly is an insincere apology from a neofascist Nationalist worth these days?
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Abe and Japan are simply made for each other. The Japanese love to suffer quietly and with 'dignity' ... and he, and his neo-fascist ilk, are most definitely the right men and women to make that happen eternally.
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They've got a new airport, seaport, infrastructure and factories. You've got ... hurt feelings and vague memories. It might be time to face the reality of the situation.
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"Japan will firmly uphold basic values such as democracy" ... by enacting State secrecy laws and circumventing the core of the constitution.
"While taking silent pride in the path we have walked as a peace-loving nation" ... by overturning our self-imposed arms export embargo and gleefully diving in to the exciting and profitable business of world arms exporter.
"we Japanese, across generations, must squarely face the history of the past" ... by asking publishers, foreign and domestic, to change their textbooks to fall in line with current revisionist/nationalist views.
Don't get me wrong, it is a very nice speech. It is simply a national shame that it is a complete load of poppycock.
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Corporate safety dating a go-go!
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Huh, I never knew 'a dime a dozen' translated into 'once in a millennium' in Japanese.
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Oh yeah! Gonna buy a camera (no tripod) and get me some of that old time, Nationalist money.
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