Joe Blow comments

Posted in: Police find missing Ugandan weightlifter in Mie Prefecture See in context

Yesterday in Yoyogi, I saw foreigners who are members of one of the Olympic teams. They were all wearing the badges around their neck and the same shirts. The definitely looked like athletes or at least some were coaches.

Of course, they were of European descent, so police would not bother even if they were breaking the law or planning on leaving the team most of the time.

Yes, because police in Japan have never hassled European people lol.

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Posted in: U.S. accuses China of Microsoft hack, disruptive and destabilizing behavior See in context

I personally don't support Apple because their products are made by Chinese sweatshop workers, but to each his own values I guess.

Foxconn makes products for many companies, not just Apple. Let's put this myth to bed.

Foxconn Major customers:

The following list consists of Foxconn's present or past major customers. The list is provided in alphabetical order.

Their country of origin or base of operations is in parentheses.

Acer Inc. (Taiwan)[89]

Amazon.com (United States)[10]

Apple Inc. (United States)[90]

BlackBerry Ltd. (Canada)[91]

Cisco (United States)[92]

Dell (United States)[93]

Fisker Inc (United States) [94]

Google (United States)[95]

Hewlett-Packard (United States)[96]

Huawei (China)[97]

InFocus (United States)

Intel (United States)

Lenovo (China)

Microsoft Corp. (United States)[98][99]

Motorola Mobility (United States)[93]

Nintendo (Japan)[100]

HMD Global (Under Nokia Brand) (Finland)[90][101]

Sega (Japan)

Sony (Japan)[102]

Toshiba (Japan)[103]

Vizio (United States)[104]

Xiaomi (China)[105]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn#Major_customers

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Posted in: Facial recognition tech fights coronavirus in Chinese city See in context

what scares the hell out of me is how many governments, including Japan's, are salivating at acquiring this tech and using it. It won't stop in China- they'll sell it to the whole world.

China is the testing ground for all of this; next stop: your town.

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Posted in: Not just COVID: Earthquakes, typhoons pose threat at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Moderator: An earthquake drill.

I get that lol

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Posted in: Unopened Super Mario 64 game from 1996 sells for $1.56 mil See in context

Shows how much money slopping around the system looking for a home. Wonder if this game plays any better now than it did beck when it was first made

Mario 64 was a masterpiece, none of the flagship Mario games like Galaxy, Sunshine, Odyssey, have been able to surpass it.

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Posted in: Not just COVID: Earthquakes, typhoons pose threat at Tokyo Olympics See in context

This photo is just what.

Moderator: An earthquake drill.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel criticized for 'Japanese only' notice for elevator use See in context

Japan: "We were put in camps in the '40s!"

Also Japan: "That elevator is for Japanese only, no foreigners."

Ironically, this is the sort of racially charged "equity" rhetoric of two wrongs making a right that progressives are currently pushing in America.

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Posted in: Japanese researchers' gene preservation in space could be 'Noah's Ark' See in context

Reminds me of an old move named "Silent Running".

Great movie.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

Japan loves a stamp card!

"Ihre Papiere, bitte."

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Posted in: Actor Will Smith pays for July 4 fireworks in New Orleans See in context

Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings. Why don’t you now match and multiply that by 10 and donate to some very needy charities in that area?

Let's be honest, NOLA is socially beyond repair.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

japanese small minded hypocrisy at its best

Almost all the East Asian big countries (Japan, Korea, China) except for Taiwan are like this. Myopia at its best.

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Posted in: Taliban take districts in northeast Afghanistan from fleeing troops See in context

Air strikes incoming.

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Posted in: Facebook tests alerting users to extremist posts See in context

If the right are being censored why do I still hear MTG every time she has some nonsense to complain about?

Because the media loves to amplify her and Trump as "bad people" and because outrageous statements get more clicks/views. But, the media wants to filter and selectively edit what people on the right say.

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Posted in: Deputy defense minister says it is necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan See in context

Does anyone think that Chiang Kai-shek’s Republic of China was democratic?

It wasn't, it was a fascist-lite dictatorship, but I thought we were fighting communism?

Money talks.

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Posted in: Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix See in context

Also, @JoeBlow 10:53am, it’s Hollywood’s numerous, bizarre, off-characterre-castings, re-tellings, reboots and *revisionist*** ‘***agenda*’. Too much overcompensating penance for its numerous “Me, Too” sins is what devalued “the cinematic experience”, NOT just Netflix and the other convenient, streaming services.

Well yes, I believe that goes without saying. I've hardly watched a single Hollywood movie released in the past 10 years or so.

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Posted in: Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix See in context

Well at least somebody still believes in movie theaters. Netflix devalues the cinematic experience into popcorn fodder.

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Posted in: Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night See in context

I’m just choking on my own rage right now

Maybe Twitter is the venue for you?

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

Roundabouts would improve things. They are also MUCH safer. Installing roundabouts to keep the traffic flowing and banning car parks at intersections would fix the problem.

Where I live there's a roundabout but most people have no idea how to drive on it; they still think the main road has right of way and that smaller cars should stop in the roundabout and yield to larger trucks.

Roundabouts need to be included in drivers ed.

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Posted in: Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse; saved by emergency services anyway See in context

I really thought it was going to work out between them too.

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Posted in: Man’s body left in house since Jan; wife, 2 children arrested for collecting pension See in context

Happy Father's Day I guess.

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Posted in: Child welfare worker fined for indecent behavior with junior high school girl See in context

I am sure we will hear sooner or later that it was not her first time, that she was dressed in a certain way and deserves that, etc.

She was clearly consenting to this.

We all know how some teenage girls do this for money so they can buy designer shoes and bags. Nothing new.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested after slashing classmate at school See in context

Something similar happened here recently; a kid was being bullied for over a year, then one day in class he slashed the bully with a box cutter.

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Posted in: Israel strikes Gaza in response to incendiary balloons See in context

Hoping for a double KO here.

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Posted in: New Zealand's Ardern criticizes mosque attacks film amid backlash See in context

Why does this story include the name of the nobody who perpetrated this monstrous act. He should not be mentioned by name in any story about his crime against innocent people. It does nothing but turn him into a person, a right he discarded with his actions.

The story also falsely calls him a white supremacist when he was actually a total nutjob eco terrorist who believed in population reduction to fight climate change, no joke.

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Posted in: Looking for love, white rhino Emma arrives in Japan See in context

And this poor creature isn't exactly doing well in Japan, unless you think confinement to a tiny cage, a minuscule fraction of the space she needs, is doing well... "bud".

They're being slaughtered in Africa by poachers. A zoo is a step up, at least they're alive. Ideally they'll go to preserves in places like Florida.

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Posted in: Automakers face a threat to EV sales: Slow charging times See in context

They should have made the battery packs as slide-out replaceables.

Electric scooters like Gogoro already have this and it works a charm. Just slide the battery out, put it in the charging rack with the others, and pop in a new one and you're off to the races again.

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Posted in: Looking for love, white rhino Emma arrives in Japan See in context

By keeping her in a tiny cage, and putting her on display for people's entertainment. In order to protect rhinos, or any other wild animals, they should be protected where they are, in their natural environment. Saitama Zoo isn't protecting this creature, it's exploiting her and abusing her.

Rhinos aren't exactly doing well in Africa bud.

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Posted in: Andrew Lloyd-Webber vows to defy gov't on London theater reopening See in context

Andrew Lloyd Webber, married three times, all to women. 

If you buy those beards of his then I have a bridge to sell you.

No offense to Webber, I'm sure he's a great guy. He's also tired of the Great Reset.

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Posted in: Outcry as Muslim American lawmaker likens U.S., Israel to Taliban See in context

The "squad" is falling into irrelevance lately so they need to say and do outlandish, provocative stuff to get back into the headlines. First AOC tried to death stare Manchin, now this shock jockey rubbish from Omar lmao

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Posted in: Andrew Lloyd-Webber vows to defy gov't on London theater reopening See in context

That awkward moment when you realize alpha gays are anti-mask and anti-vaxx too.

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