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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

Environment Minister is worried that his absence from his task will do what exactly? What could possibly be so urgent that Japan, the World environment needs him to be at work. What an ego! I hope in fatherhood he learns to love someone more than himself, I hope his child teaches him to truly give to another human. His time is what his children will cherish and he seems to be unaware of this. Poor man... bad role models and crazy indoctrination have clearly effected his 'value system'. Good luck and enjoy this very short widow of time you have. My great aunt advised me to ''love'em while they are little because someone else will love'em when they are older''.

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Posted in: Japan's Nov current account surplus rises 75% on falling energy prices See in context

And the average Japanese worker continues to need 100% of monthly income to sustain a moderate lifestyle. Measurements... whatever, rigged game.

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

I'm really confused by Tehran's actions: 1) Inflame the passion of the masses and create riot like hysteria that results in Iranian deaths as people are trampled. 2) Waste a few missiles that you fire into Iraq's airspace, hitting nothing. 3) Blow up a private commercial airline filled with Iranian family members that live abroad.

How many more Iranian people must die for the government to be satisfied with it's revenge on the devil. Good grief...

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

Mistake? OK... Crazy world though, not 100% certain that there was not someone on that plane that powerful forces in Tehran wanted dead.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of Lucky Man See in context

Billy Beane: "The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams, and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap. And then there's us. It's an unfair game."

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Posted in: Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return See in context

What? Good Grief?

Climate change is a liberal conspiracy!

This is exactly why we need major cities of the world to burn, sink and flood. The truth is that most people seem to believe or at least support the belief that humans have nothing to do with putting our planets inhabitants at extream risk of death and extinction. This comment bothers me no more than the bamboo straw, paper bag instead of plastic or Save the World profiting that is happening while 'the woke' media feeds a new religion to the consumer masses.

I'm old enough to remember when we started to realize what we were doing to the planet and we seem to be unable to stop. The 'World' does not need saving, it's existence is not dependent on mammals. Even mammals that have convinced themselves that they are chosen by god.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa giving away ¥1 bil in 'social experiment' See in context

Fish? The Royals of the world can't fish, just about all the founding fathers of the USA must not be able to fish either. Speaking of America, FDR and JFK, well.

Hmmm. Smells fishy. It's a stupid indoctrination that has been fead to the working class for decades. The facts are that income stability creates stability and in stability humans thrive.

Inflation? More bull than fact. The logic is that tax cuts for the wealthy is a stimulus to the economy but when that money is given to the working class, they all run out and buy, buy, buy. They are just too stupid to invest. Hmmm. And, the wealthy somehow are all experts on the economy. You know, Paris Hilton, Kardashian's, Prince Andrew, etc.

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Posted in: McConnell: GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses See in context

No matter what former National Security Adviser John Bolton says about being willing to testify under subpoena from the Senate, it is likely the White House would invoke executive privilege to try to prevent his testimony.

What's more, if he's so interested in telling his story now, why does he need to wait for a subpoena? Bolton could simply write down everything he knows and send it to Congress right now if he wanted. But he hasn't done that, I suspect because he wants the appearance of looking like he wants to talk without the actual responsibility of doing it.

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Posted in: McConnell: GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses See in context

Given the hyper partisan nature of this impeachment against Trump, McConnell's offer for the Clinton rules should have been greeted by Democrats with open arms. But instead they have demanded to treat a Republican president different from the way a Democratic president was treated not so long ago under the guise of producing a fair trial. The Democratic Party has failed, they do not represent anyone, they represent the party and the elites who fund it.

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Posted in: U.S. strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea See in context

William Blum former US State Dpt official spent his life exposing USA's murderous foreign policy.

No one in thier right mind would describe Bill Blum this way. A quick wiki check will explain exactly who Mr. Blum was and why he wrote the sorts of things he wrote.

As far as Communist China and Mao. I'm fairly certain the USA alliance at the time was with the ROC, not the PROC. The world turned it's back on Taiwan, not the USA.

Bill Blum, narrow reading list always make facts seem simple.

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Posted in: U.S. strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea See in context

USA soldiers die to protect the energy (oil) supply of allied nations. I hope that in my lifetime this will change. America has energy, we don't have to import it.

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Posted in: U.S. strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea See in context

Commander Soleimani was a military target who has engaged USA troops on several occasions. The US Military eliminated him from the battle field as the USA Sovereign Embassy in Iraq was being attacked by forces that at the very least are loyal to Commander Soleimani and possible under his dirrect command.

The Commander and Chief of the USA Military was briefed by Senior Members of his Civilian and Military staff and asked to make a 'command' decision on this engagement.

As an American, I have 'ZERO' isses with these facts.

As for North Korea, it possess very little threat to the USA Military (by very little, I mean none).

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Posted in: Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan See in context

If Japan is able to tranfrom to a hydrogen based energy economy it would go a long way toward reducing carbon (if they make the hydrogen cleanly) and more importantly, it will 100% remove energy (oil, natural gas, coal, etc) as something the nation imports. Lithium ion batteries (Tesla) is not the answer. They will never be used for plans, ships, trains etc. Batteries are stuck with the fact that bigger energy consumption requires bigger batteries. You know AAA, AA, C, D, etc.

Exciting times. We are both on the edge of extinction and truly making clean energy.

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Posted in: Japan-U.S. trade deal to enter into force Wednesday See in context

Everything sold in Japan is inflated by Tariffs and profiting by Japanese companies that have no competition as a result. Sad...

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Posted in: Australian PM defends response as weather brings respite in fires See in context


Yes, we humans include humans who live in Africa and humans who live in whatever your definition of a 'socialist economy' is. Why would you assume otherwise? Humans... get it?

So, as long as 'WE' define success as the collection and consumption of things, we'll--- it's over. Bamboo straws, energy-saving light bulbs, lithium batteries, paper instead of plastic, etc. will do nothing and that's why nothing has been accomplished. Our very way of life, the way we reward behavior or even think about reward/aka: money, gold, wealth has to change. BUT here we are, misunderstanding the word 'HUMAN', it's over...

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Posted in: Australian PM defends response as weather brings respite in fires See in context

More noise that solves nothing. We humans have created consumption based economy that chews up every possible resource as we buy, pollute and destroy. Today, it's the electric car! LOL, sure 100 of millions new cars will fix??? Nothing.

This PM, the USA President are not the problem or the solutions to the fact that the earth may just become a place that no longer supports mammals.

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Posted in: Japan earmarks ¥1.78 bil to boost promotion of sake See in context

Lowering taxes? LOL, Japanese alcohol is already cheaper abroad. Japan needs to lower taxes on alcohol imported into Japan to stimulate domestic sales and discourage the inflated domestic brands from coordination of hyper profiting.

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Posted in: The hell of adult bullying See in context

I assume that there are no laws that severely punish companies who allow a hostile workplace. Too bad, Japan is a confusing place for me at times.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 14 in hospital in Tokyo after choking on 'mochi' See in context

Good grief? Every year... OK, public health alert. You have a 1 in a 130,000,000 chance of death if you eat mochi. Come'on...

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven to end contract with franchisee who cut opening hours See in context

I'm sorry but this is a business model and franchise contract that we are talking about. I, as a consumer expect 7/11 to be open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day until such a time that 7/11 reports otherwise. Much like at KFC- I expect chicken, Daiso- I expect cheap (100 yen) things, Doutor- (笑)、coffee. Anyway, these are businesses and the franchisee's personal life is none of mine. Sorry, but this crying that life is not fair is simply stating the obvious. It's not fair, life is hard and sometimes financially challenging.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven to end contract with franchisee who cut opening hours See in context

The man broke his franchise contract and then wants to find ''common ground''. What? Common ground was established in the contract he signed and violated. Some people...

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Posted in: Gov't urges male civil servants to take at least 1-month paternity leave See in context

Paternity Leave? (笑)

There are no more baby's being born. What's the old saying?

'Close the stable door after the horse has bolted', yep... nice policy move???

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Posted in: U.S. gov't holding talks with GM over deploying self-driving cars without steering wheels See in context

Waymo now has an 'uber like' app service in Arizona. This is happening... Investors are going all in to get a piece of the 'new' car market.

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Posted in: Abe asks Johnson to minimize Brexit impact on Japanese firms See in context

The EU has failed. Wealthy nations has stripped poorer nations of thier independence and dignity as thier banks has loaned and stolen the futures of generations of people from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, etc.

Today Poland, Hungry and others refuse to follow laws that the EU cannot enforce as it relates to thier sovereign judicial systems. And unfortunately with the weakening of NATO perhaps the Europeans will once again... OMG, I can't finish my thought.

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Posted in: 'Little Miss Period' tackles Japan's menstruation taboos with a punch See in context

Pathetic that 50% of a society in the third largest economy in the world is shamed for a normal, healthy body function. How is a cartoon needed to end ignorance? Come'on... we can do better. Menstruation is 'NORMAL'. I'm really stunned. On personal note, thank you mom for raising me in San Francisco in th 60's and 70's.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten screws on tech giants to ensure transparency See in context

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and worked for years in tech in the south bay (aka: Silicon Valley). LOL, Japan... good grief. This is why talent leaves your country. Make your silly rules and drive only your cars, eat your rice, drink your beer and use your Yahoo! which is a dead company (see Verizone if interested) in the rest of the world. LOL, sad...

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Posted in: Polanski blames Weinstein and says media 'making me a monster' See in context

Polanski -- a fugitive from US justice since 1978 after he admitted the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Let that sink in... That's the world we live in. This man is celebrated by millions and protected by a system that allowed him to admit to raping a 13 year old girl and then, leave.

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Posted in: Abe determined to amend Constitution after debate in next Diet session See in context

And who exactly is going to fill the ranks? Guest workers'? (笑)(笑)(笑)

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan unveils new Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino for Christmas See in context

Simply amazing how a brown water Seattle based chain who ripped off Mr. Peete from Berkeley, Ca turns their bran into a world wide business that is fancy and sophisticated in some parts of the world. Japan... LOL, you will never know how in San Francisco, LA, Chicago, New York, etc. Sarbucks is the McDonalds or KFC of coffee. Wait... what? You think MaKuDoNoRuDo is good? You eat what for Christmas? Good grief...

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

Hard to give a crap about Japanese companies being shut out of markets when they keep Japan closed off to the rest of the world. SK can now move on to many wonderful beers made around the world. Cheers!

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