Joe Blow comments

Posted in: Japan's neighbors react strongly to Fukushima water release decision See in context

Too bad they can't just load it onto a rocket and shoot it into space.

Or can they?

Paging Elon Musk.

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Posted in: Will Smith slavery film 'Emancipation' ditches Georgia over voting law See in context

The myth that it's harder for blacks/minorities to get an ID is just that. Even a poor black person can catch a bus to the DMV and get an ID.

If anything it targets illegal immigrants who shouldn't be voting in the first place.

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Posted in: Uighur community calls for Japanese firms to take action on forced labor See in context

Is kinda sad when muslim had to cry for aid in western countries and even in Japan, while the whole middle east is turning a blind eye toward these crimes. Heck, they practically are ignoring it. Aren't they very protective of their religion?

"In July 2019, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria and other Muslim-majority states that pose as defenders of the faith helped to block a western motion at the United Nations calling for China to allow “independent international observers” into the Xinjiang region. Iran issues occasional criticisms but wants Chinese support in its struggle against the Trump administration and so keeps its complaints coded. Their hypocrisy is almost funny, if you take your humour black. Iran, Egypt, Syria and dozens of other countries that could not tolerate a magical realist novel can live with the mass sterilisation of Muslim women. They will give concentration camps a conniving wink of approval, but draw the line at cartoons in a Danish newspaper.

Many have been bought off. China is now a more active and influential voice at the United Nations because so many countries are benefiting from billions of dollars in Chinese investments through its “Belt and Road” infrastructure programme. As Norway found in 2010, and Australia found this year when it asked for an international inquiry into the origins of Covid-19, those who blaspheme against China face cyber-attacks and sanctions. Better to take the rewards and avoid the punishments."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/04/why-do-muslim-states-stay-silent-over-chinas-uighur-brutality

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Posted in: Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing raises profit outlook See in context

Making all their blood money from Xinjiang cotton and lining the pocket of CCP thugs.

What a wonderful company.

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

Does Japan not see how other countries are going exactly the opposite route and deeming the drug not dangerous and having real medicinal properties. I don't think I would use it if it was legal, but if others want to, give them the choice and don't act like this thing is going to lead to the downfall of your society!

East Asian countries all treat marijuana like it's crack cocaine or something. They really think everyone will stop working hard and become lazy slobs.

Interestingly, weed is completely legal in North Korea. It's awful quality, most likely just dry leaves, but you can buy a giant bag of the stuff at the market for a dollar and people smoke it at the end of the day.

Maybe that's what they want for America: a NK-style dystopia where all the people on UBI lock themselves away at night and smoke their soma and forget about ever returning to life before the "new normal".

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

There should be no gun restrictions at all. If people can't handle them then that's their problem but everyone should have the right to defend themselves.

Anyone advocating otherwise wants a fangless population being led by wolves in sheep's clothing.

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Posted in: Sukiya celebrates new 'Crayon Shin-chan' anime film with special beef bowls topped with yakisoba See in context

Shouldn't they have green peppers on them? ;)

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Posted in: Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25 mil See in context

Yeah, but what's the NFT worth?

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

Trump is the other one in the trio who failed to even win another term. Was hoping for a third term and dreamt of a lifetime presidency.

He has tendencies but he explicitly said the job of the US is to drive a wedge between China and Russia, something I hope Biden can accomplish.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

 retake Taiwan

Take, not retake; Taiwan has never been a part of the PRC or ruled by the CCP. It's actually never technically been a part of China.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

"You don't want China and Russia getting closer, I was always told that would be the worst-case scenario." -Trump, paraphrasing slightly.

Trump said this a couple of years ago in a speech and nobody listened. Look, you can't have them become closer, so you'll need to have one of them on your side unfortunately, even if Russia can't be trusted.

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Posted in: U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies See in context

Can't remember the last time a national Biathlon competition was on TV.

Project Runway?

;)~

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Posted in: S Korea reports 668 new coronavirus cases; highest daily count in 3 months See in context

YES. SK is a radical Christianity country and those cults celebrated Easter. What can possibly go wrong when people cram together and shout and sing?

Korean Christianity is kind of kooky, and at times cultish, but it's not exactly radical. They're not bombing train stations or anything.

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Posted in: U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies See in context

Where do you get this stuff from?

To be fair that would be Mao's China, Stalin's Russia, and Pol Pot's Cambodia.

However, Xi's China is very bad.

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Posted in: Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in New York See in context

Whites, Latinos, and blacks have attacked Asians with hate crimes. The numbers of attackers are also in that order, white Latino, black.

Wrong, blacks make up the majority of attacks. Barely, but they do. In reality, it's an even split among black, other Asians, and whites who are committing attacks on Asians in the US.

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Posted in: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

If any Joe Blow Tanaka businessman 

Hey!

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Posted in: Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500 See in context

And still yet, no other country stops this murder by interjecting their might.

Remember the Vietnam War?

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Posted in: Yellow sandstorm blankets part of western Japan See in context

Another reason to put on a mask...

Use a PM2.5 mask though, which are different.

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Posted in: China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong's political system See in context

Boycott made in China whenever possible!

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

Before anyone else is ‘triggered & traumatized’, “Oriental” used as a business name is perfectly correct usage as an adjective for inanimate things like land, objects, etc but. not humans. “Asians” is fine. - Let’s move on.

I had a Japanese ex who preferred being called Oriental, or East Asian, instead of Asian. She felt the term "Asian" was too vague since it included people from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc. who she felt didn't have much in common with East Asians, i.e. Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, etc.

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Posted in: Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500 See in context

Seems like a lot of SE Asia can't break this cycle of military junta governments and rampant corruption.

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Posted in: Report finds COVID likely jumped to humans from bats through 'missing link' See in context

can we trust any food product coming from China?

Of course not.

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

So they're implying he's pre-Roman?

Post-Roman whites are still indigenous to the British isles, as are whites to the rest of Europe an indigenous people.

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

Living in Japan, japanese name but let's point out, right in the title, that he has a british passeport.

"Clearly he inherited these filthy, backwards habits abroad!"

Seriously though, British cities are not overly full of litter. There are certainly countries with a bigger litter problem. Even HK is worse.

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

As a Brit I am ashamed that this moron has Americanized us.

Trashy Brit tourists on holiday in Spain would like a word with you.

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

I remember the first day I got to Japan, it was Osaka and a dingy hotel next to the river. I woke up in the morning to the sound of noisy ravens and looked out the window. They were across the river, perched on a building's backdoor escape, tearing apart some plastic railing. In the water below was floating trash, including a woman's hygenic pad, like a white boat sailing downriver to the sea.

Alternative headline,

”Man arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox”.

The citizenship is relevant?

Exactly; by using "British" in the headline they're implying he's an indigenous British person, not one of Japanese descent who's back in Japan no less.

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Posted in: Japan says North Korea missile launch threatens peace See in context

And to think that Trump was expecting the Nobel Peace Prize for how he changed North Korea.

He did a much better job than any previous US president.

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Posted in: Cineworld's U.S theaters to lift curtains in time for 'Godzilla vs. Kong' See in context

Yeah, no, neither side wins in these movies, it would alienate half of the fan base.

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Posted in: Cineworld's U.S theaters to lift curtains in time for 'Godzilla vs. Kong' See in context

It's an American movie where Kong will win over Godzilla.

Neither one ever wins in any of these Vs. movies.

Freddie vs. Jason, Kong vs. Gozilla, Zatoichi vs. Yojimbo, Batman vs. Superman, etc.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot dead by police officer in Toyama See in context

Two police officers has no tactics to grab a man who wielding a knife?

Taking a knife out of someone's hands is extremely difficult without being stabbed/cut multiple times and/or killed.

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