Joeintokyo comments

Posted in: How to vote in elections in your home country if you live in Japan See in context

US expat, expect to lose your right to vote at some point. No representation without taxation seems to be the new paradigm.

We'll see, but it seems that as an expat, it's become much easier for me to vote in local and national elections. Maybe it's my state. And...I've never been called for jury duty nor been asked to pay state tax, as I think the latter would only be on income earned in the state.

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Posted in: Comedian elected Ukraine president See in context

I hope president-elect Zelensky has the good sense to negotiate a reduction of hostilities with the Ukrainian nationals in the east of the country and with Russia. Ukraine needs Russian trade and assistance to have any viable future.

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Posted in: Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber See in context

Wow! With this kind of power, all the "redundant" workers who were tossed a bone with subsistence-level wage jobs made available through taxi deregulation, will once again have to tighten their belts.

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Posted in: Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics See in context

I hope I'm wrong, but I just feel it deep in my bones that this Olympics will exceed a level of incompetence no one thought possible.

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Posted in: Renting flat-pack furniture? Ikea's push to go green See in context

Ikea is crap. They contribute greatly to massive waste on this planet.

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Posted in: Redactions heavier on Russian meddling than on obstruction See in context

Looking forward to three things:

Trump's electoral loss in 2020.

Trump's multiple indictments by the SDNY.

Trump's final years in prison. The man has screwed over so many people in his life as a fraudster and caused incalculable damage to American politics. Good riddance.

Would love to see it happen, but it won't.

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Posted in: Redactions heavier on Russian meddling than on obstruction See in context

Fortunately there are still outlets reporting events reflecting perspectives different from Trump and his global elite supporters'.

Unfortunately, MSNBC is one of them.

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

Canines undergo nuisance tourists, move over dingo souls.

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Posted in: Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled dates for tour See in context

That group represents a lot of cocaine snorted.

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Posted in: 'A good day': Trump claims victory with Mueller report out See in context

Well, I'm completely self-satisfied that I predicted this outcome from the very beginning. How did I know? A) Assange said the DNC files didn't come from the Russians, and B) Craig Murray who helped deliver the files--THAT WERE DOWNLOADED BY A DISGRUNTLED DNC WORKER--said as much. Case was closed for me. But now we have the spectacle of corporate Dems and their dutiful stenographers at MSNBC moving the goalpost and insisting that Russians posting kitten pictures on Facebook--spending an insignificant fraction of the total spent on the elections--somehow lost Hillary the election. Bwahahahahahaha! Unfortunately, because of Hillary's ineptitutde, we now have the spectacle of Trump destroying the institutions that kept America from being a totally miserable place to live for most.

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Posted in: Trump wishes 'no ill will' with tweet on Muslim lawmaker, White House says See in context

And Congresswoman Omar has never used anti-Semitic speech.

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Posted in: Trump wishes 'no ill will' with tweet on Muslim lawmaker, White House says See in context

For the last time, Congressperson Omar did NOT downplay 9/11. What she was saying is that it is a pity that the actions of a few people can affect a great majority.

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Posted in: Trump wishes 'no ill will' with tweet on Muslim lawmaker, White House says See in context

I have always protested the US presence in Syria

Kudos

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Posted in: Ex-Japanese envoy to Iran faces complaint over sexual offense See in context

I can understand how this woman is justifiably outraged and Komano should definitely face the consequences of his actions, but acute stress reaction? Really? I wonder if it's a disservice to women to appear so fragile.

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Posted in: Digital dilemma: Japan flirts with overly aggressive online copyright law See in context

@scrote

It's also going to create problems for entrance exam creators at the unis.

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Posted in: Digital dilemma: Japan flirts with overly aggressive online copyright law See in context

Get a VPN.

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Posted in: Trump wishes 'no ill will' with tweet on Muslim lawmaker, White House says See in context

Trump is wishing no ill will? Hollow words from the leader of an authoritarian regime that came to power fanning the racism so prevalent in his unjust country.

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Posted in: Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven See in context

Of course the Nazis were leftists. An inconvenient truth for modern leftists/socialists.

Here's a really inconvenient truth: any serious scholar on the matter would tell you that this statement is absurd.

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Posted in: Customer information stolen from popular luxury cruise train's site See in context

So many times on Japanese websites they require you to put in information that isn't relevant to whatever you are signing up for. I try to use fake info as much as possible for this very reason.

For all those point cards, I do the same. I hope the fake address I put in doesn't actually exist.

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Posted in: UK pressured not to overlook Swedish claims to Assange See in context

Very strange that Wikileaks doesn't have anything against Russia or Trump. Hmm...

Well, with Russia, they do and have published it, and, well, with Trump, pretty much all the bad stuff is out and his deplorable base doesn't seem to care.

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Posted in: Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven See in context

Could be from modern Russia or any of the many other places around the globe where neo-fascists are increasing in numbers.

How rare of you to disparage Russia.

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Posted in: Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven See in context

I think we've discovered one of those boys from Brazil.

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Posted in: Amazon Japan raises Prime membership fee for first time in 11 years See in context

I think Prime is still worth it, but like some have mentioned, not having hard-coded subs for their video would make it a good bit better.

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Posted in: UK pressured not to overlook Swedish claims to Assange See in context

There's a 88gb insurance file anyone can download from Wikileaks. Just wait for the encryption key that will be coming out soon.

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Posted in: Favorite 'Game of Thrones' death scene? Its stars weigh in See in context

As a skeet shooter, I really liked Viserion getting picked off in flight.

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Posted in: U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy See in context

Now that Assange is in US custody,

Do you actually read the news?

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Posted in: U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy See in context

This article perfectly sums it up:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/12/after-7-years-of-deceptions-about-assange-the-us-readies-for-its-first-media-rendition/

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Posted in: Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight See in context

Assange never raped anyone: it was consensual sex. The one woman in her own text messages never wanted police to charge Assange with anything. The other woman was looking into getting money from a tabloid.

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Posted in: Japan's working population drops further See in context

I heard the average age of farmers in Japan is over 65. Seems quite high.

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Posted in: Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight See in context

Hard to say how this would play out politically if Assange were indeed extradited to the U.S. Right now, I think progressives are outraged at how corporate Dems are gloating over Assange's arrest and their complete disregard for press freedoms. I predict this can only help Trump...plus he already has the Mueller Report dud as ammo.

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