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Posted in: IS teen 'shocked' after UK revokes her citizenship See in context

But if Bangladesh rejects her application for citizenship then she will be stateless

She has a state: the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. Otherwise known as ISIS.

Here’s hoping they have lots of cool, Instagrammable stuff to take photos of out there.

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Posted in: Trump likely to visit Japan in May, return for G20 in June See in context

No he isn't.

The govt and people say otherwise.

Trump stopped Kim from firing missiles over Japan and bringing peace to the region.

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Posted in: IS teen 'shocked' after UK revokes her citizenship See in context

Of course she’s shocked; she, and many others, are used to countries like Britain just rolling over and taking anything that comes their way.

Right now the imams are preaching that the UK will one day be a Muslim country, and their followers take that to heart. They’re not there to take part, they’re there to take over.

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Posted in: Japan manufacturing shrinks for first time since 2016 amid trade war See in context

Time for certain Japanese companies (you know who you are) to stop secretly making their products in China, finishing them in Japan and then claiming they’re “Made In Japan.”

The trade war with China should be helping Japan, not harming it.

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Posted in: Trump likely to visit Japan in May, return for G20 in June See in context

Welcome to Japan, President Trump!

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Posted in: Osaka Prefecture to allow children to bring smartphones to school See in context

Sadly, the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to kids and smartphones. They spend almost all their time on them playing video games or checking Instagram. Some students are good and won’t use them in class, but bratty students won’t think anything of it, and God save you if you take it away. These are the kind who’ll verbally assault their teacher (remember the kid who got KO’d by the teacher last month for fighting about having his against-school-rules earring taken away?)

Smartphones are highly addictive, especially for the young, and even stunt their mental development.

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Posted in: 106 foreigners disappeared in Japan last year after arriving on cruise ships See in context

That's still one hundred and six people you know nothing about, moving around your country unaccounted for.

Funny how that’s bad in Japan but just fine in the US (and with millions of more people, I might add).

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Posted in: Half of Japan's regional banks to join hands in cashless payment See in context

Cashless societies are just what the oligarchs want.

Please, do not go down this path Japan.

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Posted in: Abe nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi See in context

With anyone else in office, Lil Kim would still be shooting missiles over Japan.

Trump did sth about it, so it makes sense Abe would be grateful.

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Posted in: Pence rebukes EU; rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia See in context

But, I thought the Trump admin is in Putin’s pocket? Shouldn’t Pence want to help Russia?

It doesn’t make sense.

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Posted in: The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecasting See in context

Cherry blossoms are beautiful, but over-hyped/marketed heavily

They are latched onto by marketers, but sakura have a longer history than that too.

Any amateur student of Zen can tell you the sakura symbolizes the impermanence or fleeting nature of beauty and life.

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Posted in: Hundreds gather near Japan's embassy in Seoul to mourn S Korean 'comfort woman' See in context

This is a political game, not anything to do with real victims or historical problems. It’s right wing.

This is not left or right wing. China and North Korea are communist countries but socially conservative; are they right wing or left wing?

Kind of hard to get tho ha straight when we view politics on a continuum. The truth is, the political spectrum is an oval. Go too far to the left or right and they meet at the same place: utopian totalitarianism.

What South Korea is engaging in is just the usual grievance mongerinh to distract people there from their economic woes.

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Posted in: Trump says he will meet with China's Xi to try to seal trade deal See in context

This is good for Japan and good for the US. Put the Trump hate to the side and just appreciate this.

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Posted in: Trump, Pelosi agree on Feb 5 for State of the Union address See in context

No wall. Government open.

Govt funded until Feb. 15, that’s all. Dems haven’t won anything yet.

Read the full article, guys.

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Posted in: Senate seeks solution to open U.S. government; Trump insists on wall See in context

The US is a representative democracy, not a direct one. Didn’t you guys figure that out when all the sore losers called for the end of the Electoral College?

Trump won, get over it. And no, it wasn’t because of Russia, it was “the economy, stupid.” He promised a wall, and unlike every other presidential candidate that gives up on his campaign promises, Trump is trying to actually fulfill one. Novel idea, right?

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Posted in: With Venezuela convulsed by crisis, Trump's hawks take dramatic turn See in context

@Crazy Joe, while there is truth to that, Chavez was also inept and ran the government into the ground himself with plenty of bad economic decisions, and Maduro is no better (actually, he’s worse).

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Posted in: Trump delays State of the Union Address until partial shutdown ends See in context

The Dems are going to alienate swing voters and independents with stunts like these. At least Trump has the excuse of fighting for his campaign promise. The #resistance will eat this up, but old-school Dems will not.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders another Japanese firm to pay for forced wartime labor See in context

As long as they think they can get away with, South Korea will keep playing the victim to get free money.

The whole world sees through this act by now. South Korea is becoming an embarrassment.

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Posted in: Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi See in context

It seems Korean products are taking over in the States. What gives?

They’re cheaper, so they appeal to the budget-conscious.

If people want a Japanese four-door they’re more likely to get a Honda or Toyota over a Nissan, but I suppose the Sentra has its fans.

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Posted in: Trump stops Pelosi from using military plane for overseas trip in shutdown fight See in context

Instant karma, on steroids.

The Dems still haven’t learned that they can’t win against Trump.

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Posted in: 2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him? See in context

Trump’s haters think way, way more about him than Trump’s followers do. They draw comics about him (one that runs daily), they dedicate graffiti to him, they make balloons out of him, they dress up like him, they wear shirts about him, they post incessantly on social media about him, they can’t get through a day without talking about him.

I don’t think the “ignoring” route is going well.

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Posted in: Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite See in context

Well what do you expect from an institutionally misogynistic and sexist society

At the end of the day, the JT crowd reveals what it thinks. Most of you hate Japan and Japanese culture. I hate to say “Love it or leave it” but if you’re not really obligated to be here...

That’s what all this talk of “progress” and “change” is about. But if you change Japan’s social constructs to match your new social constructs, then what? Japan won’t be Japan anymore. Four seasons and sushi does not a culture make.

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Posted in: U.S. House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds See in context

The Democratic Party is barreling towards a schism between the progressives and the neolibs. Most likely Trump will not be impeached or indicted by Mueller, but the progs won’t accept anything less.

When the neolibs can’t deliver on that, all hell will break loose and millions of far left voters will turn their backs on the Pelosis abs Schumers (if they haven’t already). Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez will say they’re ashamed of the party and the schism will become official. The decades-long streak of Dem solidarity is unraveling before our eyes, which Trump will stoke and feed off. Their resulting lack of productivity will only make it easier for him in 2020.

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Posted in: With no deal, U.S. government shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas See in context

There is little doubt that amongst large parts of the population Trump will be the most hated President in the history of the country.

Life seems that way in an echo chamber.

Though to be fair, he is very much hated by progressives. But that's only because he's a caricature of a typical American, and progressives hate traditional America and anything that stands in the way of them destroying it, I mean, progress.

Merry Christmas!

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Posted in: Pentagon chief Mattis quits, citing policy differences with Trump See in context

I'm always happy when one of my posts is downvoted into oblivion here.

It means I'm posting the truth.

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Posted in: U.S. government partially shuts down in fight over Trump's border wall See in context

Good. The Dems won't give Trump any concessions, so he shouldn't give them any back. Not like they unironically celebrate Christmas anyway.

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Posted in: Putin says U.S. presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty See in context

I’d love to know how Russia “crippled” the US with its Facebook ads (is the Zuck in Putin’s pocket too? Cambridge Analytica (the same help they gave to Obama), never forget.

Obama mocked Romney mercilessly for saying Russia was a threat. “The ‘80s calles and they want their foreign policy back.” Why the flip flop? Why the Second Cold War? I thought progressives (read: Socialists) detested the Red Scare?

Progressives are in a state of schizophrenia. Is this about Russia or Putin’s macho posturing?

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Posted in: Pentagon chief Mattis quits, citing policy differences with Trump See in context

Reality is what you make it; case in point, the comments section here. No matter what Trump does, the N.P.C.s claim "Orange Man Bad".

How about this: this is what Trump ran on; America First. It's the same thing George Washington warned us against, namely foreign entanglement.

The sad reality though, is that if we leave then someone else will just fill the void. Now it's an all-out fight between Russia, Iran, and Israel to take Syria.

Well, let them fight, I say.

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Posted in: Hope, anxiety in Japan over opening up to more foreign workers See in context

This is a scam, just like illegal immigration is in the US.

But just like in the US, this will do irreparable harm to Japan’s culture. Japan is one country that has so far staved off the false promises of globalism. Japan’s mono-culture is what makes it Japan. A nation’s shared language and culture is what makes it a nation. Chip away at those and the country begins to unravel. The melting pot doesn’t work; all the ethnicities just Balkanize themselves. Just look at France.

If this continues, Japan will no longer be Japan.

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Posted in: China demands Canada release Huawei executive See in context

China: Asia’s biggest bully and biggest crybaby st the same time.

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