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Posted in: SDF holds drills in Hokkaido as it faces Russia, China threat See in context

M isuse of good hardware. These tanks should be placed at the Senkaku islands.

Are the Senkaku Islands tank country? Don’t think so …

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Posted in: SDF holds drills in Hokkaido as it faces Russia, China threat See in context

"SDF holds drills in Hokkaido to threaten Russia and China."

You got it!

I was recently at Cape Nosappu near Nemuro and saw several hundred landing craft and hundreds of armored vehicles and thousands of troops going through landing exercises. Something big is going to happen. Maybe a SDF seizure of that flat, worthless island visible from Nosappu?

The Russians and Chinese are shaking in their boots!

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Reasonable move by JAL. I’ve noticed for some time that the number of “Ladies and Gentlemen” on flights has been decreasing.

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Posted in: Not many customers See in context

Waiting for the punchline...

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Posted in: Trump to make court pick by Saturday, before Ginsburg burial See in context

Scalia was an ass clown

The only “ass clown” is Graham DeShazo who posted that.

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Posted in: U.S. virus death toll set to pass 200,000; Trump sees no need for regret See in context

Governor Andrew “Put them back in nursing homes” Cuomo could not be reached for comment.

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Posted in: Woman sets new Japan age record at 117 years, 261 days See in context

Unfortunately, there’s only one way she can lose her crown.

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Posted in: What happens with the Supreme Court vacancy? See in context

There will be no confirmation before the election because there won’t be enough votes for in the Senate. Senators want to keep their seats.

However, after the election is entirely different. A lame duck president could still get his choice confirmed. Even if a Republican held Senate seat is lost - or more - those lame ducks might still be able to vote to confirm.

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Posted in: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 See in context

Instead, Trump will almost certainly try to push Ginsburg’s successor through the Republican-controlled Senate — and move the conservative court even more to the right.


Look to Trump and the Republicans total hypocrisy and ignoring everything they said in blocking President Obama's court appointment in the last year of his term and rushing forward with a nominee to stack the court.


Mitch McConnell set no timeline. Let Justice Ginsburg rest in peace for one full day before the Trump attacks, okay?

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Posted in: UK announces first major post-Brexit trade deal -- with Japan See in context

Great news, looking forward to some affordable British cheese for once.

Forget the cheese. Bring on affordable Marmite!

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Posted in: Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan for a second day as tensions rise See in context

Once the Chinese successful hack the computers running Taiwan’s air defenses that country is toast.

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Posted in: Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House See in context

Japan lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to LGBTQ (and whatever letter is waiting to be added in the future) rights.

P will soon be added as California has recently passed SB-145.

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Posted in: Trump on defensive as critics seize on reports he insulted U.S. veterans See in context

It’s just funny how just before the general election old hashed and debunked stories like this one are surfacing 

Nothing strange about the timing. The Democratic Party / MSM team are just running out of trash to hurl at Trump. Fewer than 2 months left before the election. Expect more garbage. Anything to hide the smell of Joe Biden’s rotting corpse.

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Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested for beating 20-year-old wife to death with fishing rod See in context

What is a 50-year old man doing with a 20-year old woman in the first place?

Good point. What kind of 50-year old man would seek the company of a 20-year old? If it was the reason I think, a doll as a “companion” would have been better.

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Posted in: Uncertainty dominates U.S. presidential campaign's final stretch See in context

Biden will only lose by debating Trump.

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Posted in: Are you an anti-vaxxer? See in context

It’s just ignorant.

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Posted in: Remains dug up from Osaka mass grave suggest epidemic in 1800s See in context


Residential? Might bring a lot of work to Shinto priests.

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Posted in: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas 'cured' of coronavirus See in context

So any hydroxychloroquine + zinc/disinfectant/sunlight advocates reading this headline and thinking "At last!" are probably going to be disappointed.

HCQ has proven effective in a large number of cases when administered by physicians at the right time. This is fact.

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Posted in: More than 12,000 people taken to hospital nationwide for heatstroke Aug 17-23 See in context

It’s not so much the heat as dehydration and loss of critical ions.

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Posted in: Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote See in context

In a masterful, historical move Joe Biden has managed to unify the Democratic Party’s left wing not only by accepting Kamala Harris as the DNC’s pick for VP but also by demonstrating a willingness to stand aside as Bernie and AOC restructure the economy.

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Posted in: Biden selects Kamala Harris as running mate; Trump says he's 'a little surprised' See in context

...Kamala is a viscous former prosecutor!

Or is that “viscous”, i.e. thick and sticky, and not vicious as I thought?

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Posted in: Biden selects Kamala Harris as running mate; Trump says he's 'a little surprised' See in context

...Kamala is a viscous former prosecutor!

Well put. She has the well deserved reputation of being the most corrupt AG in California history.

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Posted in: Abe to attend Hiroshima, Nagasaki events marking U.S. atomic bombings See in context

In the 75 years since Nagasaki nuclear weapons have NOT been used. That is something to celebrate.

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Posted in: Why Trump's tough-on-crime message is not breaking through in suburban America See in context

From deploying federal agents to confront protesters

As Congressman Nadler says “Violence? What violence?” Federal agents were deployed to protect federal property from violent attacks by anarchists & kindred spirits, not against protesters.

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Posted in: Helpful tips See in context

Common sense.

It starts with a feeling of nausea. Then it leads to vomiting until your stomach is empty, but the retching continues. After that you get dizzy and maybe lose consciousness. If you’re lucky you get to an emergency room where they put you on an intravenous drip.

Common sense.

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Posted in: U.S. envoy to Seoul shaves off controversial mustache See in context

Give ‘em hell, Harry!

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Posted in: If the virus is still not contained by December, what do you think Christmas will be like for the world (and for you personally)? See in context

There is no Christmas in Japan.

There is Christmas wherever people choose to celebrate it.

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Posted in: China's longest dispatch of ships near Senkakus serious, says Japan See in context

So, why do we still accept the name “Communist Party” of China? Even “Fascist Party” would be more appropriate.

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Posted in: China's longest dispatch of ships near Senkakus serious, says Japan See in context

The Chinese Communist Party certainly does not follow the tenets of Marxism as it has encouraged the growth and financial prosperity of a large bourgeoise class at the expense of the impoverished working class.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

The only thing worse than actually becoming ill from COVID-19 is ....


Perhaps Governor DeSantis aspires to see as many dead as possible, but he’s got a long way to go to catch up to NY and other states.

As of July 11:

NY : 32,029 NJ : 15,525 MA : 8,310

IL : 7,372 CT : 4,348

FL : 4,241.

Which governor is doing best?

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