The ocean currents will carry the radioactive water up past Alaska down the west coast of Canada and the US. Since the US government is OK with their coasts being contaminated, what's the problem?
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The US government supports Japan's decision to dump the radioactive water into the sea.
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When the Japanese government takes action against 'service zangyo' (forced labor, unpaid overtime, slave labor), then they'll be in a better position to criticize others.
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robert maesToday 04:34 pm JST
What responsibility ? A truck fell on the track and caused the accident. I see no responsibility here for the minister of transportation.
it was not a train service accident, no system malfunction.
No fence or barrier along the train line!!!
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Taiwan is a small island, with about 23 million people. Yet, their railway safety record is appalling.
"Taiwan's last major rail crash was in October 2018 when an express train derailed while rounding a tight corner on the northeast coast, killing at least 18 people and injuring nearly 200. In 1991, a collision in western Taiwan killed 30 people and injured 112 in its deadliest train accident."
Taiwan has a total of 1,500 km of railway track, and there have been 100 deaths in accidents during the past 30 years. In contrast, China has 200,000 km of track, and there were 1,000 deaths in the same period.
By this measure, Taiwan's trains are more than 10 times more dangerous than those in China.
Data source: Wikipedia
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The Hong Kong rioters can now enjoy the fruits of their labors.
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Yeah, Japan needs to spend more on military while living standards are falling, and the population is evaporating. Getting nukes would be much cheaper and far more effective. Of course, there would be no need for the US military occupation, but if North Korea can afford to make nukes, surely Japan can.
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StrangerlandToday 12:48 pm JST
Yeah, that's the narrative the CCP is forcing their people to put out on the internet, to try to sway public opinion.
If you had bothered to read the article
you would have noticed the following;
"Trump & Biden admins base their accusation of genocide against China on the bunk research of Christian extremist @adrianzenz Here's Zenz on the show of anti-gay, Islamophobic @FRCdc"
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Japanese government connections with Myanmar's military and secret police go far and deep.
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Maybe it has something to do with the Philadelphia District Attorney's policy of releasing violent criminals into the community. The DA, Larry Krasner, was elected with funding from one of George Soros's front organizations.
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Toasted HereticToday 04:11 pm JST
I have no doubt that the people will eventually triumph.
Not just over this terrible junta, but over all the dictators like Xi, Putin etc.
The Myanmar military has murdered 330 people. The US has murdered millions in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan... and most here are OK with that.
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JsapcToday 10:59 am JST
Roy Spencer is a kook who supports "intelligent design" over the theory of evolution. I would rather trust the vast majority of the scientific community than what he says.
This is just a graph, raw data only--no commentary or narrative.
More data is available at https://www.nsstc.uah.edu/climate/
You can rely on narratives supplied by known fools, like Al Gore, according to whose predictions we are already extinct, or examine the data and draw your own conclusions.
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JsapcToday 08:21 am JST
You obviously have no idea what your grandchildren will have to face if climate change isn't stopped. There is no hyperbole here. Please educate yourself.
Reliable satellite data on average atmospheric temperatures, available since 1979 show a one-fifth of a degree temperature rise (over 40+ years)..
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PTownsendToday 08:00 am JST
Good on Biden! However, he must know Russia's wealth and power is based primarily on its huge oil, gas and coal reserves, and on its global expansion aimed at increasing its control of oil, gas and their shipment.
Thankfully, US and EU sanctions have forced Russia to diversify its economy away from energy production.
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itsonlyrocknrollToday 10:10 am JST
In the Government of China case, it is fully at ease in choking a sizable proportion of city dwellers to death
The pollution from Japanese coal-fired plants generally blows eastward, into the Pacific. Japan has also increased its exports of coal-fired plants to developing countries, providing ODA for financing.
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proxyToday 07:55 am JST
Why would Putin be interested in anything Biden has to say?
The answer is to resurrect George W, whose Bushisms made all his atrocities almost bearable. Remember, "The future will be better tomorrow."
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Burning BushToday 07:04 am JST
Is "anti-Asian hate" really rising among everyday average 9 to 5 Americans or is the media just trying to make it seem like it is.
I think it's mainly envy, but sometimes hate.
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PTownsendToday 07:55 am JST
The above a perspective of those from a majority culture (somewhere) refusing to accept the reality racism permeates US society.
Once again the global far right are denying racism is real.
Once again the global far right are making claims reasonable people wouldn't believe.
The only discrimination/racism I see is against Asians, who, for example, are excluded from elite US universities by quotas. Other groups get preferential treatment--affirmative action. (except working-class white males)
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Desert TortoiseToday 01:43 am JST
It is a free country with a free press, religious freedom, a vigorous political opposition and highly contested elections. In short, Taiwan is everything mainland China isn't but could be absent the CCP.
TAIPEI (Reuters) NOVEMBER 18, 2020- Taiwan refused on Wednesday to renew the license of a news channel widely seen as pro-China, effectively shutting it down, citing evidence of interference from a Beijing-friendly tycoon amid fears over China’s campaign to win support on the island.
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Desert TortoiseToday 12:48 am JST
Tulsi Gabbard: “She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.”
The facts: It’s false to say Harris kept prisoners incarcerated beyond their sentences. Lawyers in Harris’ attorney general office did unsuccessfully argue against the early release of prisoners, citing needed inmate firefighting labor — but Harris said they did so without her knowledge and publicly criticized the statement at the time.
The facts; Harris’ lawyers insisted that the order would cause a void in the prison labor pool that paid incarcerated people between 8 and 37 cents an hour, the Times reported.
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Boycott all companies that use prison slave labor. Here's the list.
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The US oligarch-controlled media goes on and on about 'forced labor' in Xinjiang. The US prison system, by far the largest in the world, dominated by private prisons, pays prisoners $10-$20 per MONTH for slave labor jobs! K Harris, vice president, prevented prisoners from being released from jail after completing their sentences because California had a contract with private prisons to provide a minimum quota of prison slave laborers to the private prison companies.
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So, I guess they'll move their slave-labor factories to Myanmar, or North Korea.
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I guess hating, isolating and sanctioning North Korea doesn't work.
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"reserve fund" ? They can print any amount of yen they choose. They can make us all trillionaires, just like in Zimbabwe.
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EvilBuddhaToday 05:55 pm JST
"Komeito, run by the Buddhist Soka Gakkai, and a member of the government at the time was sensitive to issues of religious freedom and resisted more aggressive action against AUM."
Pulling things out of thin air.
Aum's animosity towards the Soka Gakkai is well documented. Some Aum members had tried to assassinate Soka Gakkai leaders earlier, and the initial plan for that fateful day was to wrap sarin gas vials in Soka Gakkai newspapers so that suspicion falls on them instead of Aum.
Your knowledge of this subject is far superior to mine. I admit I probably got this one wrong.
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P. SmithToday 04:59 pm JST
A great read about Aum is Cult at the end of the World. It details the rise of Aum, the NPA’s failure to take action despite being begged to do so by people kidnapped by Aum, the attack, and its aftermath. It’s sickening how many chances the NPA had to take action that would have prevented the gas attack.
I think there are two reasons why the NPA were reluctant to take action against AUM.
AUM bribed many politicians. You don't get permission to import 2 Russian military helicopters (for the purpose of spraying sarin) without high-level support, for example.Kometo, run by the Buddhist Soka Gakkai, and a member of the government at the time was sensitive to issues of religious freedom and resisted more aggressive action against AUM.
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A Japanese-only Olympics means all medals will be won by Japanese. This will do a lot to boost national self-esteem.
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