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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

All aboard--we set sail soon.

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Posted in: Fukushima says radiation poses no threat to Olympic torch relay See in context

Only TEPCO officials should run these legs.

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Posted in: Late-night train services planned during Tokyo Olympics See in context

I'm sure a group will be formed shortly, protesting this move.

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Posted in: First woman enters Japan's submarine academy See in context

Watch as her career sinks.

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Posted in: Abe rebuffs opposition resignation call over contentious gov't event See in context

Poor NHK is desperately trying to find a story of a celebrity who smoked pot that will knock this one out of the spotlight.

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Posted in: SoftBank-funded hotel firm Oyo lays off 10% of India staff See in context

Oyo just had a mass firing of staff in Japan as well. Unfortunately, Japanese labor laws are going to make it expensive for them.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea find 'common ground' in trade dispute talks, agree to meet again See in context

The boycott campaign of J-goods in Korea is starting to bite. Japanese are starting to cry uncle. LOL. Japan will blink first but claim something stupid like, "The Koreans have now met our requirements for export control, so we will again fast track them."

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hires Belgian Wim Fissette as coach See in context

I guess the princess can't find a coach that will give her the right amount of coddling.

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Posted in: Japan Post probe finds 9,000 cases of mis-sold insurance: report See in context

Mis-sold

LOL. They deliberately bilked customers through a shady sales scheme.

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Posted in: YouTube bans 'implied' threats See in context

Pretty soon the world is going to become one big sterile safe-space as dictated by Google and Facebook.

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Posted in: Japanese firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics See in context

will be

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Posted in: Japanese firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics See in context

As I've been saying for years, the Olympics will Japan's swan song.

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Posted in: 'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia See in context

How to avoid being called a Russian agent online:

Don’t be Russian

Support all US wars

Trust the CIA

Believe everything the TV tells you

Get excited for President Pete

Reject the evil Hawaiian woman

Believe all problems began January 2017

Obey

Obey

Obey

Obey

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Posted in: Finnair’s Sapporo flights to become year-round See in context

Finnair: hard to imagine, but worse than United.

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Posted in: Web inventor has an ambitious plan to take back the net See in context

So he’s saying there should be rules and no rules at the same time.

I think he's saying that western oligarchs get to make the rules.

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Posted in: WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Russia should boycott the Olympics altogether and hold some event for their athletes in the Kurils in late July and early August of next year.

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Posted in: New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in nominationss See in context

That Lizzo alone represents an 5 AKBs.

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat says top levels of Trump administration were in on Ukraine pressure See in context

"the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression."

Actually, the funds were needed to lethally arm neo-Nazis to carry out ethnic cleansing in eastern Ukraine. But, hey, why quibble over minor details like that? Even Obama was against this.

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Posted in: U.S. official denies knowing Ukraine aid linked to Biden probe See in context

Russian interference and meddling in US elections and politics

Clickbait amounting to a tiny percentage of what was spent on the election. OOooooo, big time "meddling." Poor American democracy is so fragile. Funny how PT never mentions Cambridge Analytica.

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Posted in: Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years See in context

Fifth, almost entirely omitted from current media reporting is that the initial Swedish preliminary investigation in 2010 was dropped after the chief prosecutor of Stockholm concluded that “the evidence did not disclose any evidence of rape” and that “no crime at all” had been committed. Text messages between the two women, which were later revealed, do not complain of rape. Rather, they show that the women “did not want to put any charges on JA but that the police were keen on getting a grip on him” and that they “only wanted him to take a test”. One wrote that “it was the police who made up the charges” and told a friend that she felt that she had been “railroaded by police and others around her”.

https://justice4assange.com/Note-to-editors-Sweden.html

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Posted in: Abe denies allegations his office covered expenses for supporters See in context

If PM Abes supporters choose to pay to attend a cherry blossom watching trip, and pay for it themself, whats the problem. It isnt their fault the accomodation and food was so cheap. Its just opposition parties trying to cause trouble.

Yeah! Who cares that the cherry blossom viewing event that these political supporters of Abe were attending was paid for with taxpayer money to the tune of more than 55 million yen?

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Posted in: Chinese swimming star defends failure to take doping test See in context

He should have to right to refuse being injected with a needle and having his blood taken against his will.

He does have this right, but he doesn't have a right to compete in FINA sanctioned events without complying with their rules.

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Posted in: Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’ See in context

Given how rich Pelosi and her husband are, I bet she knows a thing or two about bribery.

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Posted in: Bolivia battles to restore stability as fallen Morales reaches Mexico See in context

Hopefully, the people won't stand for this coup of their democratically elected leader. The OAS is a a U.S.-corrupted puppet.

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Posted in: Democrats vow to insulate impeachment inquiry from 'sham investigations' See in context

Selling arms to a neo-Nazi, failed state like Ukraine should really be the impeachable offense.

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Posted in: Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia See in context

Only to some here is a democratically elected president a "arbitrary dictator." Up is down, apples are oranges, huh?

...was followed by Morales' clumsy attempted rig the subsequent election

What's rigged is the OAS--with U.S. empire money. Any election outcome the U.S. doesn't like is a "rigged" one. So much concern for the people .

"Bolivian Coup Comes Less Than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm's Lithium Deal"

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/bolivian-coup-comes-less-week-after-morales-stopped-multinational-firms-lithium-deal

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Posted in: U.S. military ops in Syria getting complicated for Washington See in context

Most of the oil in Syria is nowhere near Kurdish lands.

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Posted in: U.S. military ops in Syria getting complicated for Washington See in context

It's not the SDF's, either.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police fire tear gas as chaos grips city See in context

These protestors seem to be quite geared up. Wonder who their benefactors are?

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Posted in: Hong Kong police shoot protester as activists block streets See in context

These cops need Glocks.

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