Joe Blow comments

Posted in: New Zealand, France announce bid to stop social media being used to organize terrorism See in context

Wonder if the bans are across the board or just against group that Macron and Ahern oppose

It's seems almost as if this will only target conservatives and others who go against the globalist narrative. After all, it's easy to paint far right whackos and Trump/Brexit/Yellow Vest supporters with the same broad brush. Certainly the media isn't complicit in that, now is it?

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Posted in: Trump gets Buckingham Palace dinner date See in context

The wailing and gnashing of teeth over this is glorious.

People who have contempt for the Queen and royals now acting as if they always loved her.

So fake!

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Less smoking means a better Japan.

Japan without smoking is not Japan.

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Posted in: U.S. to sanction 5 nations, including Japan, if they import Iranian oil See in context

Bibi Netanyahu hijacking America once again and imposing Israel’s agenda on it. A disgrace!

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Posted in: Top Democrats leave open option of Trump impeachment after Mueller report See in context

A tip, don’t try to present them with the facts, it only confuses them, they have only one train of thought;

Half of the population responds to appeals to emotion, the other half to appeals to reason.

I think I know which half the Dems are in.

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Posted in: Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk See in context

Here's your killer guide to losing weight:

Eat less, exercise more.

Pay me millions of dollars now!

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Posted in: Lead singer of pop group AAA arrested over assault See in context

Searches image of what singer looks like

Yep, he's that type.

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Posted in: Top Democrats leave open option of Trump impeachment after Mueller report See in context

Tulsi Gabbard is right: it's time to move on from this.

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Posted in: Book offers spirited claim that 1999 was best year ever for movies See in context

Or 1967: The Graduate, Cool Hand Luke, In the Heat of the Night, Bonnie & Clyde, In Cold Blood, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Belle du Jour....

Plus, American audiences got A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly all in 1967.

I mean, wow.

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter killed, 8 others injured after car, garbage truck collide in Tokyo See in context

He gets a free bus pass for being a pensioner anyway, right?

What, and take public transport like the rest of the riff-raff?!

sarcasm

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Posted in: Father rescues toddler from dingo's jaws on Australian tourist island See in context

The dingo ate my baby!

+1 for anyone who gets the reference!

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Posted in: Trump, first lady to visit Japan as state guests May 26-28 See in context

The Japanese may soon rue the day they invited a person with such low moral standards to meet the Emperor, especially if in future Trump turns out to be an indicted felon.

This is politics, not religion.

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Posted in: Book offers spirited claim that 1999 was best year ever for movies See in context

It wasn't the best ever but it was a great year. Saw almost every one of these films in theaters.

Can't think of a year since that came close.

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Posted in: Right-wing opposition sweeps to power in Canada's oil region, setting up fight with Trudeau See in context

Do we ever describe people on the left as "left wing" or "far left"?

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

How many times have you been seated on a busy train and the seats next to you remain vacant?

Interestingly, I find this doesn't happen to me anymore in Japan.

However, it still does in a certain, more southern, Chinese-speaking neighbor of Japan and quite often. Which is hilarious when you think about it.

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Posted in: Fire ravages Notre Dame cathedral in Paris; spire collapses See in context

A dark day for not just the Western and Catholic worlds, but the whole world.

Let us pray that it was not arson.

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Posted in: Trump says he will have to mobilize more military at U.S.-Mexico border See in context

How does a wall help save people who die on a journey up? Especially considering most of them walk up to a port of entry and ask for asylum...They aren't going to suddenly give up because of it. Do you give up on your dream because someone tells you no or tries to stop you?

Does your dream involving breaking the law?

This sort of rhetoric gets the wrong people right in the feels, but it's just that, rhetoric.

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Posted in: Seoul cancels permit for new Japanese embassy building See in context

Easy solution: tariffs on South Korean goods. If that's not enough, sanctions!

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Posted in: As time catches up with rock's greats, can the genre survive? See in context

Rock is not dead, but mainstream rock is. Let's see if it comes back, but I'm not holding my breath for another Elvis or Beatles any time soon.

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Posted in: Japan to redesign banknotes in 2024 See in context

Sakura would have been better than wisteria. But, just use the wisteria bill to enjoy your hanami and it's all good.

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Posted in: Red lips, bushy brows in again as bubble-era makeup returns in Japan See in context

Buddy Holly frame glasses look

We call those "problem glasses".

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Posted in: Fukuoka police tackle shortage of female recruits via fashion show See in context

I hope these kids read the fine print before they decide to become Japanese cops. They have to live in a koban four or five days a week, they’ll have no family life and they have to put up with the constant bullying and intimidation of the senior police. 

I'm sure it's dangerous for female officers too with so many high-test men around.

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Posted in: Sexual harassment toward job-hunting students by alumni widespread See in context

This will continue until Japanese men are raised to respect women.

Don't act as if this is a Japanese thing. Ever hear of the Hollywood casting couch?

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Posted in: UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content See in context

By this logic we can hold the government responsible for things that people say at Speaker's Corner.

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan’s new strawberry Frappuccinos are so social media-savvy their names are hashtags See in context

I'm pretty sure a lot of things' names are hashtags. Think about it.

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Posted in: Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns See in context

Hasta la vista, baby.

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Posted in: Kimono-clad dog attends traditional Japanese wedding and upstages everyone See in context

Well, talk about a new level of idiotic.

Cheery, aren't we?

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Posted in: Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report See in context

Just sad.

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Posted in: Facebook seeks tab to promote 'high quality news' See in context

"High quality news"

Translation: Oligarch-approved fake news to keep you servile.

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Posted in: Japan slowly buying into cashless future despite widespread misgivings See in context

Cash benefits regular people.

Cashless benefits the oligarchs who can demonetize you like that because you have the wrong point of view.

Long live cash!

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