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Posted in: China says Taiwan attacks on WHO are venomous, aimed at independence See in context

oldman_13Today 10:07 pm JST

Go Taiwan, we stand with you!

Unless you're from one of these few countries listed here, no you dont. If you want to stand with Taiwan, then get your country to recognize taiwan as an independent country.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/countries-that-recognize-taiwan/

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

The "barely" is for many things, including representatives choosing voters (who redraw districts in the US?), executive war without congress (war powers act only takes effect after the troops are already there so withholding funds hurt the troops, not the president), and of course the fact that the us is the only country using the presidential (executive) system that has not yet devolved into dictatorship at some point in its history. Still surprised that gun stores are labelled essential during the crisis, but churches are not. Americans focus so much on the second amendment, they forget the first.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

That's why I said barely. I do hope you're not one of the ones who says "America is a republic and not a democracy." If so, this is for you:

A republic is a democracy with an elected or legislatively-appointed head of state. A monarchy can be a democracy with a hereditary head of state. There are several subcategories: parliamentary (head of state is separate from head of govt and chosen from parliament) [Sweden], executive (head of state and head of govt are combined in one person; also known as presidential) [US], collegial (head of state and head of govt are combined in a coequal collegial council that cannot dismiss each other) [Switzerland].

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Posted in: The customers Japanese convenience store clerks hate the most See in context

Images?

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Posted in: China says Taiwan attacks on WHO are venomous, aimed at independence See in context

Here is some background about how a UN security council member could be removed as one nation could have rejected the proposal and blocked the rest of the un as Russia, US, China, etc have. Taiwan also used to spout the one china policy too, except reversed on who ran who. The UN has many "huh" issues, including Saudi arabia being on the human rights commission. Maybe taiwan and other democratic nations should create an alternate UN and get others on board, removing their membership with the old UN...if the UN can choose a different member to represent a country, then that country can choose a different international body.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_Resolution_2758

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Posted in: Man arrested for vandalism after Tokyo gym remains open See in context

Maybe the staff members need to retaliate to irate drunks, etc, kicking their "glass"...with a pole or something to ensure safe distance.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

BigYen:

US is (barely) a democracy too. A candidate dropped out as he couldn't campaign, people arent voting in states that didnt call them off (affecting representation), and other states held off elections altogether for a later date (unannounced). Wait until the govt or the parties call off elections or severely undermine them. Cant direct policy and be represented if elections arent held every so often.

While these measures do save lives, what other commentators have stated, though unpopular, could come to fruition. Stay vigilant. The road to h-ll is paved with good intentions.

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Posted in: U.N. urges governments to scrap debt payment See in context

Need to stop the debt chain on everyone. Cant just pull one or two links or the chain crashes. Start from the end consumer, to the first level landlord, to the next level investor, to the next level bank, to the next level real estate developer, to the next level investment bank, to the next level central bank, etc.

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Posted in: U.N. urges governments to scrap debt payment See in context

Why not just stop debt for everyone to make it fair? Lots of poor individuals even in rich countries. Could just call it the 3-month debt vacation, or however long it need be. Should people be profiting from this?

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Posted in: Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual See in context

So having it online would go against the soul, but not having at all would not? There'd be no soul then...

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador to S Korea is discussing plans to resign: sources See in context

And is the ambassador able to sue the south korean govt for ineffective security?

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador to S Korea is discussing plans to resign: sources See in context

Just a thought, but if I had people storming my residence, I would be in fear for my life and allowed self-defense in most societies. In some, I would be allowed to open fire to protect family, including having personal guards "mowing the lawn" to protect family.

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Posted in: Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs See in context

(Contd)

Not living the suite life ;)

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Posted in: Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs See in context

Tom:

In a Canadian bunker with Selena Gomez, zack and cody, and all the other early 2000s stars.

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Posted in: Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs See in context

Where do I apply for celebrity money?

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Posted in: Piko Taro redesigns signature song as hand washing melody See in context

Um, that's not PPAP then, its HS...that's it

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Posted in: Teacher suspended for slapping student on head and kicking him for 35 minutes See in context

TheFu:

My thoughts exactly. The teacher probably tried to have the student removed from the classroom for his disruptive and disrespectful behaviour that can quickly spread like a virus. The board, however, likely did nothing. Now he acted (in the wrong, but still) and the board finally does something, but not against the student. Where are the teacher advocates out there? If we had teacher advocates half as vocal as the student advocates here, then it wouldn't have escalated to this level as the board would have had pressure to remove the student before it could get out of control.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Buys, not guys...edit button, please.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Also, I wouldn't mind single-payer for all things everybody guys - basic food, education, housing, and medical. We have education as socialized, even in the US - hardly a communist dystopia. Medical is covered in all but one first world country. Why not the other 2? Just have cards for each instead of using money. Can still buy over and above (non-basic food, 5 bedroom house [prorated from the allotted 3 bedroom on housing card, for example]).

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Joe blow:

UBI and cashless societies are not a bad idea. Hardly communist. Many countries are cashless already, bit I guess using a credit card is dystopian. UBI would replace a myriad of different welfare programmes and get rid of much bureaucracy - both conservatives and progressives should be able to get something from that. Cheers.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

I think she needs more mics.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Maybe a govt credit card should be issued since shops can refuse to take credit cards. Legal tender card. Cant say no then.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

My cruise ship for olympics idea would be good to book now since they are highly discounted...wonder why?:]

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

They could just postpone till cooler in tokyo, like October or march next year. That way the issue of athletes passing out in the heat is addressed too...and they get to stay in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Trump calls himself 'wartime president' as he battles virus See in context

That's been the case for ever for the us. We've had peace presidents for only 20 something years of us existence. I'd like to see more peace presidents.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people at care facility See in context

We used to exile people back in the day.

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Posted in: Trump to nominate Hudson Institute CEO Weinstein to be U.S. ambassador to Japan See in context

Unlucky name right now. He will be associated with that Weinstein surname, just like Rudolph Hitlr and Jimmy Dahmer. Definitely not equating their actions, just the publicity of their names.

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested after reserving and canceling 1,873 seats at 2 baseball games to get more space See in context

Why was he arrested? Sounds like the company needs to adjust its reservation policy. Ian doesnt expect to get arrested if he returns too many things to walmart, even if bought elsewhere. That's the fault of their policy, just like here. Let the police handle the real crimes, no the corporate booboos brought on by their own fault.

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

The parents could have had social worker come regularly and inspect the housing parents provided and food. The state did nothing and is complicit . How many years is the minister for health & Welfare and the prime minister getting for not providing services for the parents? The parents chose to try at least (miserably). Did the state even bother? Where is the outrage at the state?

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

Guess parents should have kicked her out at 18. They're wishing they had done that now...

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