Joe Blow comments

Posted in: China, Russia slam Japanese ministers' visits to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Russia joins the show?

Yes; Trump tried to drive a wedge between Russia and China because having them become closer is a world catastrophe. With Trump out of the picture, Russia and China are getting closer and are again the foremost threat to world stability.

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Posted in: New island discovered south of Tokyo after submarine volcano erupts See in context

Godzilla?

Mechagodzilla's underground base IMO.

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Posted in: Westerners rush to leave Kabul; Afghan president flees country See in context

Afghanistan wasn't about oil it was about opioids; now that synthetic fentanyl from China has crashed the market, demand for American-made opioids has plummeted. There's no money left to make in Afghanistan for Purdue Pharma and Mundipharma, so the Sacklers got us out.

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Posted in: Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin washed away during typhoon in Japan See in context

They were testing it to see if it would be fine as it is mendokusai to keep picking it up every time a storm hits

Sadly, this is probably true.

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Posted in: Kim's sister condemns 'treacherous' Seoul over drills See in context

 Please stop calling this communism. It is nothing short of a gangster racket in charge of a nation.

All communism devolves into a gangster racket.

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Posted in: Aluminum cans slowly replace plastics to tackle marine pollution See in context

Aluminum is all strip mined in Africa by slave labor, including child labor, by Chinese companies, isn't it?

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Posted in: Beijing Winter Olympics next but virus, boycott calls loom large See in context

A good time to boycott; feel bad for the slalom skiers and bobsledders but oh well.

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Posted in: Man arrested in train stabbings says he suffered rejection in relationships See in context

Always someone elses fault with these muppets! A firing squad will solve all his problems!

Punishment should match the crime IMO, a good visit from Mr. Pokey.

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Posted in: DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments See in context

Not tha baby! /Dinosaurs

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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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