The right decision, will save lives, crews and civilians.
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Taylor Swift, Time magazine's person of the year
Clearly Time Magazine definition, Taylor Swift is a person that crosses all the "T's", dots all the "I's", societies role model for 2023.
Let view momentarily, the other side of the same coin, the people, the leaders, that have the potential, globally to change all our lives in a manner that will create profound change.
All for very different reasons, however just as overwhelming, intense, life changing.
The alternative Time Magazine persons of the year, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Ali Khamenei.
Taylor Swift, with respect, is inconsequential, yes significant for a world of Swifties , however, rather nugatory.
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Watch full: NewsNation hosts fourth GOP primary debate | NewsNation GOP Debate
Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, Donald Trump has not even had the respect to turn up.
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It is harsh, lacks balance, or any reference to dependents numbers, and the need for flexibility.
It is the UK educational system that is hardwired to a past that some would suggest is ill equipped to cope with the necessary elementary ground floor skills and acumen employers need.
UK companies will look to central Europe for 2/3 year skilled IT development experience.
Yet UK teachers are more than able to prepare classes to skill students to offer an alternative.
Home Secretary James Cleverly is at the least being disingenuous.
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If a country any country neglects to invest, totally support, no matter their upbringing, school leavers from the time they enter the education systems, then UK is up poo creek without a paddle, screaming don't make a wave.
I have seen the next generation of Japanese school leavers, in Nagoya, they have moved on, they are hungry and fully loaded to take the IT sector by storm.
Companies have invested to secure a future.
That cannot be said in the UK.
Look, Home Secretary James Cleverly could well be rearraigning the deck chairs on his his own Titanic Government, about to collide with its own failure/destiny.
But this whole smoke screen of an immigration road to Damascus pushes insincerity, integrity voter opportunism to its very limits.
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Be aware the Home Secretary James Cleverly, is deploying a magic carpet , of political smoke and mirrors, a pretense of cynical ballot box, the pretense of a new world of non avoidance of statutory employee benefits and labor protection.
Read the small print
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Just the press release......
Home Secretary unveils plan to cut net migration
The package of measures will end the high numbers of dependants coming to the UK, increase the minimum salaries that overseas workers and British or settled people sponsoring family members must earn, and tackle exploitation across the immigration system.
The government will tighten the Health and Care visa, which has seen a significant number of visas granted to care workers and their dependents, by preventing overseas care workers from bringing their dependants to the UK. In addition, care providers in England will now only be able to sponsor migrant workers if they are undertaking activities regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
The full text needs to be fully scrutinized, word for word.
I fully support the principal of non wage suppression.
Such policies directly affect social justice legislation, in terms of renumeration, the ongoing abuses of off shore fake self employment migrant gang masters, in the poultry, meat processing, corporate agricultural sector.
The use of migrant labor in the zero hours, pattern work scheduling, hospitality sector.
The problem has always pointed to the lack of skilled accredited training of UK school leavers.
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TaiwanIsNotChina, this whole situation could have been given allot more thought, paid careful consideration of/to public opinion.
It matters, really does, politically the Government of China thrives on huffs and puffs, any loss of face, between allies.
I know I harp on, but the Government of China will never view Taiwan as anything our than Chinese sovereign territory to one day invade and seize control.
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Statistically all modes of transport can be shown to be safe.
The question here is the U.S. military Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has been flagged.
So now an appropriate manner to restore confidence, not only in the Osprey safety record. but also in the decision making process that if and when a concern is raised, action is completed to the satisfaction of all involved
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Hamas could have handed Netanyahu the means to, at least attempt to justify his continued pursuit of a war where the entire Palestinian population have a target on there backs.
What repercussions await have yet to be fully realized, especially in the Arab world.
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When Hamas took the decision to attack, cross the boarder into Israel, to kill civilians, families, women children, take hostages, obviously the implications could be dire.
How dire is where the region is now.
The political agendas are yet to fully understood and quantified.
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If there is a fault or a genuine concern into the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft safety record then that concern has to be fully addressed.
It is a simple as that.
Overall judgement, final decision making, has always been something of a political grey area in the command structure to/of US forward bases.
This fiasco gives further added weight credence to question again, if and when, such forces will be sent into battle, under whose command, to what ends.
Think about this carefully.
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The 7th October will go down in history not only for Hamas gross error of judgement, also for its infamy, the sacrifice of any prospect for nation of Palestine.
All for an extremist ideological form of Islamic fundamentalism.
The people of Gaza are now kettled in the south.
These 99 U.N. facilities must be afforded complete security as designated places of safety. A UN observer force on the ground fully in place.
I don't even begin to wonder what will be left of Gaza infrastructure.
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If the Government of Japan have requested grounding of the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
US Airforce/Navy must comply.
It is a necessary action to maintain trust and confidence in the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty
All flight safety data including, disposition of risk-mitigating actions need to be fully investigated/jointly managed.
To simply ignore perfectly reasonable requests is not an option.
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Hamas is totally responsible, in the here and now for this war.
The Government of Israel has taken a significant step to turn retribution into a future curse, that will, I suggest inevitably lead to conclusion that could engulf all Arab nations.
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A clear strategy to this war is being driven by a unrelenting aphorism for one to extinguish the other.
No compromise on the battlefield, no quarter, the Palestinian people, what remains of any notion or suggestion of a two state solution in tatters.
A policy of political extermination, hand in hand with a necessity to wage war to its ultimate conclusion.
I am sure political historians will devote hundreds of thousands of words, volumes to opinionate the reasoning for what is turning into a middle eastern cataclysmic event.
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Princess Aiko turns 22
Please excuse my shameful rude spelling of Princess Aiko previous comments
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Short lived, the south is vulnerable and exposed.
Hamas had a opportunity to release all the hostages, save what is left for any future of a Palestinian state, for its people.
It chose to sacrifice any hope the Palestinian people were probably praying for.
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Role models .....?
It is the undignified lack of forbearance.
The Royal family role is to promote unity, a sense of pride in UK heritage culture.
Not to display disloyalty, to betray each other, the toxic infighting, the refusal to compromise, to bitterly feud, to disown, and finally insist that closeness of family is broken beyond repair.
There is a dark cloud hanging over the Royal Family.
A fractured broken shell of what monarchy once stood for.
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It is toe curling, all families have their up and downs.
Dysfunctionality can be a reflection of modern life, however monarchy function, the entitlement, must have a purpose, the Crown seem intent on bemerching its own existence.
What is so eye watering, is the ruthless brutality, such perfidiousness, the smiles, the snideness.
The whispering campaigns, shallow, hollow displays of family togetherness.
The rather embarrassing media circus over speculation into the hue of Harry and Meghan first child skin colour is an example of how crazy and insensitive such conversations can be misinterpreted.
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A totally dysfunctional family.
Unable or unwilling to accept the fact.
William and Harry have betrayed the promise they made to their Mother. It is an public embarrassment.
The situation is made worst with a toady press corps.
All have more faces than Fu Manchu, back stabbing press briefing, sneering discontent, a King and Queen up to their necks in adultery.
The Duke of York, gross behaviour, his sordid acquaintance with a convicted pedophile.
It is a damning testament to a monarchy in terminal decline.
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Princess Akio displays a strong character, and has carried out her duty with confidence.
I read Princess Akio struggled, allegedly bullied at school, Princess Akio couldn't choose or select the life born into.
Although many might suggest a privileged entitled life.
I also can imagine life in a goldfish bowl, always on ones guard, sometimes unable to trust friends and acquaintances.
So I feel, succession to the throne should be subject to public debate.
Gender should not be a factor.
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Photos were taken on 23 November, I believe.
I hope Princess Akio enjoys her Birthday.
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CEO Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani, moniker
The "Mickey" bit, has all the overtures of a spiv second-hand car dealer, "Mickey Motors"....
Where you buy a car and before you reach the first set of lights, the back wheels overtake front, singing "Rhinestone Cowboy".
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Rakuten network was/is a huge go to.
2019, I think I signed up, just before the covid stuff
Hiccups here and there but in Ino it was noticeable good value for money.
Also the pandemic ment Nagoya was a no no.
This is my first trip back to the team, I have had to use softback account.
It is disappointing, if Rakuten folds, prices will rise.
Why didn't Rakuten have a clear business strategy?
Large towns and cities, customer strongholds to turbo charge the brand?
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Rakuten network connects at Ino kochi, at the Airport my home, landing at Nagoya Tuesday , Aichi prefecture, its a dead zone.
I am thinking if it could be my contract.
Calling customer service, I could hold a conversation with Elvis before achieving any sense of what is going on.
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I have Rakuten sim as back up, it sits in my second sim slot.
I am on business in Nagoya, I have not been able to connect to Rakuten network
Not at the airport, or Nagoya University, Costco or our business premises.
I am all for open fair competition, and a low-cost provider ,however in Rakuten case it would by easier opening a window and screaming through a bullhorn.
It is very frustrating.
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A propaganda war was inevitable as both will attempt to capture sway media public opinion.
It has been the go to for as long as history created a means to circumvent and deliver a powerful deterrence.
So called, AI is just another methodology.
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At present any side by side two state solution is delusional
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To attempt rationalization is probably a false promise hope.
I suggest this is the best it can be.
Before war resumes.
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