Joe Blow comments

Posted in: Trump defends John Wayne legacy over airport 'racism' row See in context

During the war he inspired no one and avoided the draft just like Trump while millions fought.

To be fair we shouldn't have gone into a hot war with Germany. Japan, yes, because they attacked us.

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Posted in: Iran issues warrant for Trump, 35 others over killing of top general See in context

Shouldn't they really be after Netanyahu? It was his idea in the first place; the US is merely fighting a proxy war with Iran on Israel's benefit.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context

REALLY???? My son who is mixed Japanese is struggling in the elementary school because of me and has since grade 1 because I am a single mother. I have been begging for extra help for him and I MEAN nobody wants to give him that help at the school. With my income get him a private juku teacher once a week its expensive and so on help my son and others who are in this position before helping, outsiders. I stayed here so my son could grow up knowing his father's culture even if father chose not to be part of his life I did not want him to grow up not knowing. I know many other mothers like myself in the same boat go back make less money and struggle and or stay make a better income and struggle there is no win/win.

I'm sorry to hear that.

But, knowing what we know, I think any foreigner who actually marries and has children with a Japanese person has to be nuts. Date? Sure. But marriage? No way.

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Posted in: Trump signs order on police reform, but doesn't mention racism See in context

Deadly use of force wasn’t needed to deal with a guy sleeping in his car on private property. The officer who killed him was fired.

Someone didn't watch the full bodycam video.

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Posted in: Japan wants U.S. to extradite Americans who helped Ghosn flee See in context

Doubling down before the movie comes out I see.

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Posted in: 70-year-old man stabbed while out for a walk See in context

“Would you like me to stab you?”

"No, thank you."

"Oh, OK then."

"Right, I'll be off."

"Jolly good, evening."

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Posted in: What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers See in context

As for the thinkers and writers, there was Ptahotep, long before your lads. There's plenty of African philosophers and scholars like Yacob and Petros who wrote about harmony and other topics beyond the pillaging white man's ken.

You guys are starting to sound like the 12 Tribes nuts.

Sorry but no. The ancient Egyptians died off and had no great philosophical or metaphysical understanding that we know. The ancient Indians certainly did, and China had great thinkers such as Lao Tzu, who ironically is neglected in favor of the Vogon known as Confucius.

That's just the way things are; we can't take credit for the past, nor apologize for it. The dice fell where they fell. The important thing is to not cast aside thousands of years of thought and civilization to appease wokeness.

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Posted in: Temperatures soar across Japan amid concerns that face masks may cause heatstroke See in context

Why is it so difficult to manufacture a wearable mask for all seasons? Seems like a no-brainer.

Uniqlo dropped the ball here.

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Posted in: What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers See in context

This new narrative that "black people built America" is tiring in its duplicity.

Yes, slave labor was used.

However, the philosophy of governance and the American experiment was English and European, with some influence taken from Native American governance as well. No African country has the historical background to create a country like America. They have no patrimony of Aristotle, Plato, Heraclitus, Locke, Hobbes, Paine, and the Founding Fathers. We tried to create one there, Liberia, and it was a total failure.

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Posted in: 'He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd See in context

Translation: "We're going to use him to change the world by ushering in communism."

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Posted in: Trump threatens to deploy military unless states halt violent protests; Floyd's brother pleads for peace See in context

Trump-funded white-supremacist organizations pretending to be antifa as a false flag operation.

You have gone way off the deep end.

Look at the mugshots of the Antifa who were arrested.

Look at their skinny wrists and scrawny legs.

Those are not white supremacists.

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Posted in: Trump threatens to deploy military unless states halt violent protests; Floyd's brother pleads for peace See in context

Trump left the White House and walked out of the front gate on foot to deliver a speech in front of the desecrated St. Michael's church.

I bet all your bunker insulters feel dumb now.

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Posted in: Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports See in context

I think in the end HKers should seriously consider moving to places like Taiwan, Singapore, KL, etc.

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Posted in: 61-year-old woman beaten to death in Aomori home See in context

it's likely she irritated the perpetrator and that person was obviously unstable and lashed out at the poor woman.

I'm sure the son is a suspect right now too though.

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Posted in: National Guard called in to respond to Minneapolis violence See in context

Things can be repaired and rebuilt

What if your small business, which was already doing poorly because of coronavirus, was smashed up and looted? Bear in mind that insurance doesn't cover rioting. What if that meant the end of your business?

People who say such things have never started or run a business in their life.

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Posted in: National Guard called in to respond to Minneapolis violence See in context

That'll teach Target and Auto Zone to stop killing people! Oh wait.

Why aren't the rioters smashing up police stations?

Low-class people use this situations as excuses to loot. Imagine if your business was smashed up and looted because of something some cop did? Are you legally allowed to pepper looters with buckshot in Minn.?

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Posted in: Japan enacts law toughening regulations on tech giants See in context

Why don't you enact laws that REALLY matter, like curbing cyber bullying.

You can't pass non-draconian legislation to curb bullying.

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Posted in: Biden calls Trump a 'fool' for mocking masks during pandemic See in context

But that’s Biden’s problem, he can’t, sooner or later he has to come out and fight and Jill can’t hold his hand and Trump will pile-drive Biden, so I have no idea what the Dems will do or what sorcerer they’ll conjure up to help Biden, but he’s in trouble.

The debates will be straight-up juicy.

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Posted in: Man swims across moat to enter Imperial Palace grounds See in context

Boy, postponing the Olympics has got some people desperate for sports.

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Posted in: Man roughed up, robbed by gang of youths in Osaka See in context

Really? I've always found them the more fun, less uptight members of Japanese society myself.

That's the stereotype that they have spread, that they're all comedians, but IME they have this odd split between being irreverent and rude.

There's a great article online from the '80s or '90s that goes into how Osakans used be seen as vindictive and snobbish because they felt that Kansai used to be the real capitol of Japan and should still be (like some sort of weird, wannabe Kyotoites), not Tokyo.

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Posted in: Local gov’t employee arrested for shoplifting in Ishinomaki See in context

Some simply enjoy the psychological high of getting something for free.

Yep, remember Winona Ryder shoplifting all that clothes one time? She had the money, she didn't need to do that, but that's what kleptomaniacs do.

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Posted in: Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings See in context

I've been taking precautions seriously since February: wearing a mask at all times when I go outside, washing my hands with soap, using alcohol spray, keeping social distancing.

But at the same time I wonder if this pandemic is even real or if it's just another government power grab, the same way that the Patriot Act was.

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Posted in: Man roughed up, robbed by gang of youths in Osaka See in context

It may happen anywhere, I guess.

It could, but perhaps more likely in Osaka.

I've never liked the attitude of Osakans.

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Posted in: Robot dog on virus park patrol in Singapore See in context

Giving it a head would be nice.

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Posted in: Victims absent from S Korea's 'comfort women' rally amid graft allegations over ex-leader See in context

No kidding they weren't there; this isn't about them. It's about Korea trying to stick it to Japan in a childish way and to extort money for corrupt politicians and faux concern groups.

Bunch of losers.

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Posted in: Pedestrian killed after being hit by car in police chase See in context

There’s a photo of her on, and a bit more information.

She looks like the type who would do something like this.

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Posted in: Criminal complaint filed over 2018 dinner party for Abe supporters See in context

Look at these guys: can't even carry a box properly.

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Posted in: Pelosi: 'Morbidly obese' was taste of Trump's 'own medicine' See in context

Pelosi's trash talking game is weak as; calling someone "morbidly obese" is some textbook diss that some goody-two-shoes like Elizabeth Warren would say.

If she wanted to get him she'd make a fat joke like "Trump is so fat that he sat on a quarter and a booger came out of George Washington's nose. That fatso wakes up in sections. When he passes the TV, he misses 3 episodes of Tiger King. When he goes to bed, his gut gets there 10 minutes before he does. The only 'A' he got in school was in lunch. When he went to Japan and watched sumo, they gave him a trophy. His belt loops have mile markers, and when he rubs his legs together you can smell bacon. When he finally leaves office they'll need a crane just to get him out."

But even if she cracked anything good, we all know her delivery is whack too.

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Posted in: 238 cats rescued from house in Sapporo See in context

Imagine the stench!

It's not just the stench; if they're urinating all over the house then the home will be filled with so much ammonia that you can't see or breathe. If you watch shows like Animal Cops, they sometimes clear out a houses with hundreds of cats and need to wear hazmat suits just to go inside.

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Posted in: Japan urges Taiwan's participation in WHO assembly See in context

Therefore, no other race can manupulate us.

There are two races that are doing the vast amount of manipulation worldwide; I'll let you guess who those are.

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