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UC funds need to be seized. Funds to be used to help UC followers escape from UC brainwashing.
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Japan's fisheries minister's moment of bravery and honesty.
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Is what Kishida is eating really fish from Fukushima? If so, will he continue eat it with every meal?
So far we are seeing nothing but theatrics from Kishida.
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Here is an irritating quote: "Still, some scientists say long-term impact of the low-dose radioactivity that remains in the water needs attention." It is skepticism thus far. Yet is a blow to nearly unanimous support for the radioactive sea dump.
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The military, like schools and corporations, are full of bullies. The major difference is that the military is armed. The power of even handling guns brings out the hostile mind on the double. Add to the that the picayune rules and regulations and you got a dangerous mindset, particularly when women are concerned.
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From Junnosuke Kibata, Nikkei staff writer:
"Today is the day we honor the liberation from the colonial rule of Japanese imperialism," a spokesperson for the opposition Democratic Party told journalists in a written statement. The text slammed Yoon's administration, citing the controversy over former wartime Korean laborers and the coming release of wastewater from Japan's damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima."
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One can only hope that Trump gets the punishments he deserves. If this fails, the whole legal system will fall. The evil of Trump deserves the most severe punishments allow by law.
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"My Number" is not simply doomed to failure. It is doomed to disaster. The LDP will find a way of absolving itself.
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Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is playing with other peoples lives. Military buildups hasten more military buildups and increase the dangers of war. We in Japan have a pacifist Constitution that has kept us of war for nearly a century. We do not need people like you, Mark. Get out.
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Cluster bombs are suddenly loved like chocolate bon bons. Thus the horror of these evil bombs begins. Where it will end will be thousands of innocent civilian casualties,
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We cannot afford capitalism anymore, or at corporate capitalism. All heat comes emissions. Thus, capitalism creates the pollution that will eventually kill millions of people--possibly all of us.
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Trump is a nationalist. He obsessed with power and is for the rich at the expense of the working class. Why do working people fall Trump. The allure of is strong in many of the powerless, often hoping power from a tyrant. The worst fallacy you can make.
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This is from George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism:
Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism. Both words are normally used in so vague a way that any definition is liable to be challenged, but one must draw a distinction between them, since two different and even opposing ideas are involved. By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.
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Nuclear shelters were nonsense in the 1960s and it is nonsense today. If you happen to survive one of these shelters the radiation will kill you. Someone suggested years ago that the so0called shelters were best used for growing mushrooms.
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"Day of Victory over Militaristic Japan,." It's all true. Japan was militaristic and horribly so. But why in good heavens does this declaration have to come out now from Russia? Putin has created enough chaos and bad feeling among nations for reasons we can plainly guess at.
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Agree with all of the above. If it is any consolation, the guy's 18 years will not be comfortable.
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"Listened with the dead." No excuses.
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The fields of technological progress are littered with the death. If only retrospect could return the dead adventurers to life. Sadly, this is a story of incomprehensible waste. More studies were needed. Hubris makes waste. The ill-written poem will pass. Submersibles will not. Why did not patience take charge?
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
The 3rd paragraph is not part of the quote..
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The last crucial words:
Naruhito noted hearing from his parents, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and his wife Michiko, about their experiences during the war and expressed his determination to continue their dedication to peace and to efforts to atone for the pain of those who suffered during the war.
While the truly weapons crazy LDP is at it, the Emperor and his family are striving for peace.
And in the spirit of George Orwell I am a left-wing monarchist.
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Toyota disdains ecology, Don't buy Toyota. Simple.
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Whi is a tourist? how do distingish a "tourist" from a business traveler? The answer is invariably if you LOOK like a GAIJIN. You maybe on business but still get stiffed for more bus money because you look like a GAIJIN.
Frankly, my only reason go to Kyoto is to check out the laster Leica cameras and the print exhibitions. I've seen the shrines and temples, thank you, many times. What should I have pay extra when I am NOT a tourist?
Of course if you look like a GAIJIN you are going to nailed as tourist no matter when you get on one Kyoto's overcrowded public buses,
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I'm a refugee. Yup. An economic refugee. My country was not giving me the goodies the American Dream promised, so I ditched. Decades later I am a success in my academic field. There is no real difference between me and the refugee who is disqualified from coming or being kicked.
A lot of my ethnic sisters and brothers came to my country when were dead broke. They could have been kicked out of America like refugees in Japan. My dead broke progenitors built the Brooklyn Bridge, vastly improved the school system, give us the weekend and, gosh, Christmas. And there is more.
People who might be useful to tJapan's future are on the verge of being kicked of Japan. Japanese farming is a joke. The Japanese are not having babies. The schooling system in second rate and Japanese universities are moronic. Immigrants have changed nations for the better. They can do this for Japan.
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"The parliament enacted a law Friday to scrap health insurance cards and incorporate them into the My Number ID cards, effectively making it mandatory for all residents to obtain the cards.
The LDP has enacted a farce. The My Number clown show is just beginning and will bring on disasters unlimited.
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Don't worry about the nuclear reactors going beyond 60 years. They'll likely become inoperable before then.
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No. Punishment should not be mixed up with revenge or extraneous interference by relations.
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-2 ( +7 / -9 )