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Posted in: U.S., Iran inch closer to nuclear deal but high hurdles remain See in context

Just sick of the warmongering, threats and lies of Israel. Just pure arrogance and hubris for a country that violates international law every day, occupies land it should not, is nuclear armed and dictates to everybody else.

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Posted in: Japanese lawmakers meet Taiwan President Tsai See in context

A Canadian delegation and a German delegation are reportedly visiting in September and October as well.

Yet, who will be the first to put their money where their mouth is and actually open an embassy? Otherwise, it is all for show.

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Posted in: Japanese lawmakers meet Taiwan President Tsai See in context

Here is a novel way to make China run out of fuel, rockets, shells and aeroplanes:

Have international diplomatic delegates visit it monthly.

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Posted in: Whistleblower accuses Twitter of hiding major flaws See in context

How about we ignore all of this noise, wake up and smell the coffee (or go outside for a walk) and get off the really banal asocial media?

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Posted in: Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees See in context

I think I know this place.. this shop.. it is the place featured on People Of Walmart website, right?

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Posted in: General Motors reinstates dividend suspended in pandemic See in context

Is this company still around? Who buys their ... cars?

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Posted in: U.S. House Speaker Pelosi begins Asia tour; no mention of Taiwan See in context

Dear President Xi,

If it is true that taiwan is yours, then please take a trip there. How about tomorrow or perhaps Wednesday?

After all, it is part of China, right? You can go there at will, right?

You would not be lying to us,would you?

PS: What is with the title of 'president'?? I do not see any democratic elections on the calendar!?!? I am confused.

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Posted in: Yotel to open first hotel in Japan See in context

Great article (PR release?)

I read it and I still don't know what Yotel is, where they are from, where they exist or any other context.

So far, based on this article and included photo I dislike them. One, no one wants to pay a human being or employ anyone (but everyone wants paying customers somehow) and two, I cannot stand the colour purple. Maybe fans of Prince or 14th century decor would disagree.

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Posted in: Less than 3% of Japanese firms exiting Russia; lowest among G7: survey See in context

Japan has the loudest anti-war stance on the world stage

Respectfully this is incorrect. Government after japanese government has refused to condemn nuclear weapons or vote for disarmament frustrating many of its own activists. Of course, it is also ignoring the wishes of its own citizens in Okinawa.

Watch Jose Jose or Okinawa Afterburn or read about Setsuko Harlow.

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Posted in: Less than 3% of Japanese firms exiting Russia; lowest among G7: survey See in context

This is the same country that was nuked by the US yet refuses to vote against nuclear weapons.

Is anyone surprised?

Japanese businesses should not have been in Russia in the first place. The two countries are technically at war and Russia is illegally holding on to Japanese islands.... er hold on actually it all makes sense now.

. Never mind. Japan is cool with Russian occupations.

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Posted in: Japan-born American files suit against Japan's dual nationality ban See in context

What this kind lady does not know is that it does not matter either way.

After all, Japan can even announce it will abide by a protocol banning unilateral kidnapping of biracial children by the Japanese parent and yet local courts and local police will deny cases or enforcement that the central government has supposedly banned.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy hit and killed by car driven by 80-year-old woman See in context

There was a Japanese child fatally hit by his father last month. This is incredibly sad.

Yet, the series about Japanese children and toddlers doing things on their own running errands and travelling distances is a ratings' hit and encouraged. I realize this child was supervised and accidents happen, but children have no business being encouraged to be unsupervised where danger exists.

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S. launch 8 missiles in response to N Korean salvo See in context

Too bad Trump is not around anymore to bow to Kim, shake hands, praise his general and call him "a great leader" too. Trump fans and Kim Jong Un must be getting teary eyed...

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Posted in: Former Bon Jovi bassist, founding member Alec John Such dies See in context

I know that everything is expressed as a euphemism nowadays and real reasons or actual facts are not typically verbalized or written down. Fact was he was fired for being fat (by Jon's standards). The entertainment industry was one thing. Being in a glam band being overweight was another. That was ruthless of Jon. So in actuality he did not depart. I remember, I was there. By the way the first two albums remain my faves.

www.metallian.com/bonjovi.php

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Posted in: French presidential campaign spotlights Muslim headscarves See in context

Don't like head scarves? Don't colonize them.

And, oh, tell everyone loudly that you are against religion.

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Posted in: Iran's president vows to continue nuclear activities See in context

As odious as all nuclear weapons are, to be fair one has to remember several things. There has been no proof of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Israel and the US may claim it, but have not offered any proofs and the lies about Iraqi WMDs makes them suspect anyhow. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me again shame on me.

What's more, and as much as I loath to say it because I despise war and nuclear weapons included, Japan refuses to condemn nuclear weapons or even join in the fight against them and US remains the only country to have used this weapon... so no authority to condemn anyone else even if the Iranians decided to have one.

Now if only everyone and everybody, including US and Japan, would join with people like Setsuko Thurlow we would have a more sane planet.

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Posted in: Russia says it will scale back military operations near Kyiv See in context

Firstly, this is the same Russia that mockingly insisted it will not invade up until the day it invaded.

Secondly, and this is incredible, Trump yesterday asked Russia to release dirt on Biden. Shameful. He hates his own country.

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Posted in: Increasing momentum toward re-opening of borders and relaxing travel restrictions See in context

It will be thanks to vaccines, those who became vaccinated and public health measures if the world is opening up.

Thanks to all respective governments and all those who followed scientific advice.

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Posted in: Google to overhaul ad tracking system on Android devices See in context

Been using startpage instead of Google for years... and element blockers as my browser extension

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Posted in: Google pushes new plan to overhaul web-tracking cookies See in context

The very least one could do nowadays is to delete cookies manually often as well as set your browser to automatically delete all cookies when you close your browser.

Add the Ghostery blocker to your browser and set it to 'no notification' so it silently blocks many other types of trackers as well.

These are simple actions.

Facebook (even this website, like every other commercial one out there, has Facebook trackers that light up my Ghostery) and Google (especially via people logged into Gmail), etc. will continue to track you, but less effectively and incompletely.

As others have suggested, a VPN is another more advanced way to protect your privacy. Best would be to not have a Facebook account so you are never logged in.

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Posted in: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask? See in context

I'll keep breathing the way nature intended.

Thanks for the tip though.

Ignorant comment of the month.

Let me guess: you are a nudist and walk around naked ... you know ... with additional protection as required by cold or hot blazing weather... you know... "the way nature intended"

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Posted in: McDonald's potato imports disruption spurs fries war in Japan See in context

There are so many better options out there why would anyone still go to McDonalds?*

By the way, below standard sanitation-wise as well.

*except salarymen sleeping there overnight of course

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Posted in: Anime classic 'Akira' suddenly becomes free to watch, in its entirety, on YouTube See in context

I like this anime. Have for years. I shudder that (as usual) Hollywood is remaking it.

Yikes.

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Posted in: Fauci says U.S. should consider vaccine mandate for domestic air travel See in context

I just did a search on the net and Canada has such a mandate already in place and there are no complications or "logistical" issues... it makes sense.

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Posted in: U.S. forces in Japan begin pre-departure virus tests of personnel See in context

The military has to do a better job educating it's people! Otherwise, keep them all on base!

> This is the US military you are commenting on... you are assuming anyone there is aware of an issue and, if they are, is capable of educating.

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Posted in: U.S. forces in Japan begin pre-departure virus tests of personnel See in context

Has anyone watched Okinawa Afterburn? it gives good context to this story actually.

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Posted in: All U.S. forces in Japan exempted from virus tests since Sept: Hayashi See in context

No surprise here.

The same way the Japanese in Korea would not ask the Koreans for their opinions, laws or local customs, the American master does not bow to Japanese regulations.

The LDP relationship with the US is a French maid's to her 'madam'

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Posted in: U.S. trade deficit with Japan shrinks 23.2% in October See in context

Suckered.

US typically pays a country to have bases there (Philippines used to be a good example) or would call it awash in the name of mutual security.

Being in Japan is strategic to US interests yet the government announced Japan would pay even more to the Americans going forward.

And still the Americans tell Japan it needs to pay more on multiple fronts, limit its exports, accept products that have no market and contribute more to all sorts of funds.

.... Japan is such a good docile boy to father

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Posted in: Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief and former IOC member convicted of extortion, dies See in context

This guy was cautioned.. and several years later promoted!

Disgusting

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Posted in: Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief and former IOC member convicted of extortion, dies See in context

Corruption is endemic in African and many other developing countries

are you trying to say japan is a developing country? Or you forget that the head of Japan's bid team was caught funneling funds to Singapore? Or that the story involves Japan paying bribes?

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