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Posted in: Trump hits Mexico with 5% tariff in response to illegal immigration See in context

Excellent! Love this guy! Another great move!

It would seem, like Trump, some people still don't get how tariffs work or perhaps suffer from memory loss.

How many times was this promised: "I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." ?

Now Americans are going to pay! LOL! Too funny.

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Posted in: Disgruntled city employee kills 12 in Virginia; suspect also killed See in context

ugh. NRA gets money per gun sold from manufactures and turns around and gives that money to politicians. Not sure which is more disturbing; the system or the people who still think this is about gun rights.

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Posted in: 'A good day': Trump claims victory with Mueller report out See in context

You're welcome, but you still need to admit you were wrong and apologize for accusing Trump of crimes of which he has been exonerated by Robert Mueller, and for calling me a partisan hack.

Exonerated? Where was that written?

I thought this part was rather revealing:

 "The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President's corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law."

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Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to legally ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

 so let the State deal with it.

There's already a lot of this in Japan, parents think it's up to the school to teach their kids everything.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to legally ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Here’s a legitimate question for all of the parents in this thread advocating for corporal punishment as a form of discipline...

How do you feel about other people hitting your children?

I mean, if it’s just a measured form of discipline as you claim you should be fine with other parents, teachers, coaches etc swatting, smacking or spanking your kids right? Or are you the only ones who are allowed to hit your kids??

Well, it's obvious is it not? Other parents, teachers, coaches, etc are not responsible for raising my children. And for that matter, neither is the government.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to legally ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

And just for the sake of disclosure: I have two kids who I’ve never spanked, because the need hasn’t arrived yet. But I wouldn’t pretend I know what your kids are like, what messes they cause, and I wouldn’t presume to tell anyone how to manage their own family - and I sure as heck wouldn’t want the government telling any of you what to do with your own kids.

I couldn't agree more with your posts. This law is governing gone awry.

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Posted in: White nationalist movement spreads, pushing lone-wolf attacks See in context

For those who downvoted my 3:23 post, I’d be fascinated to know your objections, and if you’d be prepared to live in cultures where ideas of equality, rule of law, access to due process, secular or functionally secular government and freedom of speech and belief are not respected.

I wondered about that too. I agree with you.

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Posted in: White nationalist movement spreads, pushing lone-wolf attacks See in context

This writer quotes sophie bjork-james a feminist and virulent anti white anti Conservative anti Christian, feminist man hater...Is that the best you've got?

Something specific about her comments you object to?

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

This is not about whether corporal punishment is child abuse. It is a fine example of the state overreaching and taking away freedoms after incidents that they themselves are responsible for. Knowing full well that there was abuse going on, the social workers were told by the mother that the girl was not home in early February and what was their response? They probably said, OK, we'll try again next month. That was too late. This makes me so so angry because we pay for these social workers to do one thing - and they did not do it. Theses worker either do not have the training or power to do what they should be doing. Fix that.

And by the way, with this new legislation, expect to see that 130,000 cases exponentially increase. Do you really think social workers will be able to find the truly evil parents when they are bogged down investigating all of these non-issues?

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Posted in: Trump hails North Korea's 'awesome potential' See in context

Greatest. President. Ever.

Bit of an exaggeration there. Indeed, NK has not launched a missile test since 2017, but whether that has anything to do with Trump's previous meeting is highly debatable. The fact remains NK has not done anything to denuclearize, regardless of what Trump says, and that is the main purpose, is it not?

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Posted in: Antitrust watchdog to question Amazon Japan over new rewards program See in context

Rakuten and Yahoo do eat it by either having the merchants mark up the price

Saying they 'eat it' would imply the points come out of their bottom line. No correct. You are right however, that merchants do consider the cost of points when pricing their products on Rakuten.

The problem here, as therougou pointed out, is that Amazon is changing something significant, rather hastily, without consulting their customers, the merchants who will pay the cost for these points.

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Posted in: Ghosn held $260,000 Rio party billed to Renault-Nissan, documents show See in context

So what? Companies spend this kind of money all the time on seemingly superfluous expenses. Whoever is leaking this internal stuff is desperately trying to discredit Ghosn.

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Posted in: Japan's 10-day Golden Week holiday stirs concern among investors See in context

The main problem here is that rather than encourage workers to actually take their paid holidays, the Japanese government has decided the solution is adding more national holidays every year.

So as per usual in this country, everyone takes holidays at the same time, which is perfect for the group mentally, but less than ideal for business.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi board considers new allegations of unreported payments to Ghosn See in context

Clearly a setup, a little surprised about it happening in Japan.

An executive at a corporation would not just transfer or receive vast sums of money without consultation and cooperation.

He would have known full well, large transfers like this are scrutinized by auditors, both internal and external.

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Posted in: Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies See in context

Interesting that Ambassador Lu Shaye would so vehemently warn Canada against barring Huawei (a so-called employee-owned company) from 5G in Canada. It's almost as if the government of China has some deep interest in the company.

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Posted in: Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies See in context

Agreed, Canada seems to be screwing up constantly lately. Their hollow virtue signalling is tiresome and fake

How so? The whole thing stems from the arrest Meng Wanzhou, which they were obligated to do under treaty.

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Posted in: Trump stops short of emergency declaration in border wall fight See in context

That’s just as bad, so how much is too much for liberals?

Dude, you really need to turn off Fox news.

Calm down, there's no emergency, in fact there are more walls/fences etc that ever before and apprehensions are way down from where they once were.

And by the way, 70% marginal tax rate on incomes over 10 million, why do you even care? You make nowhere near that and never will.

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Posted in: Trump threatens to use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for border wall, end shutdown See in context

smoke and mirrors

Big time.

Form https://www.vox.com/2019/1/8/18173721/trump-border-facts-truth-speech-lying

The US has more than 600 miles of border barriers — and 20-plus years of uninterrupted buildup. The US has been increasing security on its southern border since the 1990s. 

From https://www.npr.org/2018/06/22/622246815/unauthorized-immigration-in-three-graphs

Illegal Border Crossing Apprehensions Have Fallen Since 2000

Don't be conned people, you're seeing a desperate man trying to keep all eyes off what's important.

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Posted in: Can Trump use an emergency declaration to build his wall? See in context

I would agree that America needs to fix its immigration system, starting with Jus soli. Look it up.

This is not the issue. The main problem in the USA is people overstaying their legal status, they are arriving through actual ports of entry.

Japan could very easily have the same problem if more people actually wanted to live in Japan (no offense).

If the current 'leaders' in the USA were serious about curbing illegal residence, they would could do so by severely penalizing companies hiring such people.

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Posted in: Can Trump use an emergency declaration to build his wall? See in context

The idea that a wall will stop drugs from entering a country is absurd.

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

The best is Trumps face when Putin comes in, says it all!

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Posted in: Trump accuses critics of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' as Putin summit fallout continues See in context

Yeah, Super, it's so embarrassing to have a president who is much tougher on Russia than Obama was, yet be gracious in his meeting with their president.

Umm. . to be perfectly clear, the administration has been tougher, if one looks at actions. However, Trump's behaviour often seems totally disconnected from the administration. Time and time again, it becomes painfully obvious that Trump and the administration are not on the same page.

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Posted in: Trump accuses critics of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' as Putin summit fallout continues See in context

I,d say thats a bit of an over the top statement....

Nope. It's spot on. Russians meddled in the US democratic process and will continue to do so. Even though it's a direct attack, the US appears to be bending over and taking it. Not only that, but the same hackers now appear to have targeted US (and others) infrastructure. I would imagine most other governments are pretty alarmed right now.

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Posted in: White House calls Trudeau back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time See in context

NAFTA reduced barriers; and yet Trump is against it while saying he's against barriers. He's trying to talk on both sides of his mouth

Exactly.

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Posted in: Trump attacks Trudeau over 'false statements' See in context

subsidized

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Posted in: Trump attacks Trudeau over 'false statements' See in context

So Trudeau is a jingoistic nationalist now? Where is the international outrage over Canada’s defense of its self interest over the global collective? Seems Trudeau is attempting to ‘Keep Canada Great’ by screwing over American farmers.

For the love of God, do a little research. the usa literally has stockpiles of dairy because it is not only overproduced, it is subsided. Canada has quotes to stop them from flooding the market. Do you even know what a quota is?

Do you believe just any garbage that spews out of Trumps mouth?

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Posted in: Trump threatens U.S. allies on trade before leaving G7 summit See in context

Winning!!!

That remains to be seen, winning would imply he has accomplished something would it not? Like maybe working out a mutually beneficial trade deal?

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Posted in: Trump threatens U.S. allies on trade before leaving G7 summit See in context

So much whining from Trump. I thought he promised winning not whining. Is this the secret skill of the master deal maker?

If Canada didn't have a quota on dairy, the US would flood the market with subsidized, stockpiled dairy the next day. Oh, and just how many manufacturing jobs were lost to the nefarious, dastardly Canadian dairy industry anyways? But those Canadians, soooo cruel and unfair! Hilarious!

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Posted in: Trump edges closer to China tariffs; EU, S Korea exempted but not Japan See in context

Whether you think he's doing it for personal gain or not, one thing is sure, companies are going to have to change and consumers in the US are probably going to benefit from it.

Can you elaborate on how consumers in the USA will benefit from tariffs? Do you think importers will just absorb this cost? Or perhaps you predict competitive manufacturing will somehow suddenly sprout up in the USA rendering imports from China obsolete?

I'm not a big fan of Trump but I do think his economic ideas are interesting. We'll see if he achieves what he's aiming to with all this tariff talk.

I for one would love to hear about these interesting ideas, when will they be revealed?

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Posted in: Trump edges closer to China tariffs; EU, S Korea exempted but not Japan See in context

Trump is implementing what he promised in his campaign for president.

True.

But the general consensus is that tariffs don't end well for consumers everywhere especially those in the USA. Of course, if you're a billionaire, these taxes (let's call them what they really are) have a much smaller impact.

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