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Posted in: Japan's 10-day break to fete new emperor may breathe life into economy See in context

So 10 days of people not being in work and "producing" vs 10 days of people spending money?  I thought we weren't spending money due to low inflation.

These articles about the economy are ridiculous.

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Posted in: Half of Americans back stronger role of religion in society See in context

A bit silly.  what "religion"?  There are multiple religious communities in the US, many of them with widely divergent views.  Which one do the 50% want to have a stronger role?

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Posted in: Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix See in context

Success will depend on new programming.  Just giving access to old stuff will not be enough.  Good for Netflix to get competition.  time to short their stock.

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Yes cut spending instead.  Consumption tax here is low compared to other OECD countries, hence their view.  Fact is that we have an ever increasing embedded belief that taking high taxes is somehow the norm.  It shouldn't be.

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Posted in: Vunipola warned by Saracens over social media post supporting Folau See in context

Fire him too.  At least he didn't pick on drunkards and fornicators......

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Posted in: Salaries are twice as high if they work in Japan. See in context

Indeed.  Pinays work all over the world because salaries for what they do (or indeed just the work itself) are better or is available elsewhere.

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Posted in: Auto giants battle used car dealers for Africa's huge market See in context

Used is a huge market in Africa.  high tariffs on imported new cars make it so.  plus whatever the hype about economic growth across the continent, still only a small sliver of population (and their corrupt politicians) can afford new.

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Posted in: Why does politics divide a country into "us" versus "them" (using the U.S. as an example)? Why can't people on both sides come together on issues to unify their country instead of dividing it? See in context

Because people have different opinions about everything.

History tells you that "Why can't we all just get along"?" is a very forlorn hope.

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Posted in: Japan asks Britain to minimize negative Brexit impact See in context

Sweet.  Like asking a dog to control its fleas.

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Posted in: Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge See in context

"flaunting her sexuality".......  "queerbaiting".......   "

She has voiced irritation with the commodified packaging of pop stars

Hmmmmm.....   All of this is just silly.  she should just make pop songs

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Posted in: Tiger Woods wins 5th Masters title See in context

Not a golf fan and thought the whole fascination with Tiger was ridiculous.  Been wrong on that one.  Now he needs to stay off the sauce and leave the "escorts" alone.

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Posted in: Grapes carrying messages, images on skin to go on sale See in context

Amazing but pointless.

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Posted in: Folau unrepentant; says he is content to walk away from rugby See in context

Leave the drunks and atheists alone, Israel.

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Posted in: Green machines? Flying taxis could slash emissions for long journeys See in context

All sounds a bit pie in the sky.  Bit like Uber today announcing in its listing documents that it may NEVER make a profit......

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Posted in: U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy See in context

I love his new Messiah or Guru look.

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Posted in: Ghosn, suffering from kidney failure, was arrested illegally: defense document See in context

Always a good addition to a defence to have some kind of health issue.

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Posted in: Folau's anti-gay post condemned as 'unacceptable' See in context

I, for one, take equal offence at his other targets, as highlighted

drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators

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Posted in: Drum roll See in context

Minister of State for "Cool Japan".  Seems ridiculous, but bet he takes some credit for the massive uptick in tourism.

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Posted in: What is your all-time favorite anime series? See in context

Anime (by which I mean Japanese style) or animated?

Former Heidi.  Samurai Jack.

Latter South Park, Family Guy, American Dad, Rick & Morty, Archer.......

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Posted in: Japan's 'Miracle' Suzuki takes darts world by storm See in context

Agree.  I didn't even realize that Women's darts was a thing.  surely both sexes can play in the same contest?

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Posted in: Trump says he will have to mobilize more military at U.S.-Mexico border See in context

Send in the Marines!!

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Posted in: Nissan revs up growth efforts after Ghosn's removal from board See in context

Meh.  Many of these ideas are pie in the sky.  Back in the hands of local management I would bet on bust rather than boom.

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Posted in: Getting ready for spring See in context

WAs still snowing in Hokkaido last week.

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Posted in: S Korean media criticize use of industrialist's image on new Japanese banknote See in context

Even if they put Doraemon on the banknotes Korea would complain of cultural imperialism.

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Posted in: Safety steps for foreign drivers introduced amid rise in accidents See in context

Yup.  Must be all the foreign drivers.  although must say that drivers in PRC and Taiwan are pretty dire in their home countries, let alone when on the "wrong" side of the road.

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Posted in: Putin: Russia knows Mueller probe 'gave birth to a mouse' See in context

Putin may be a thug but he is right on this topic.  Waste of time and money.  And anyway if the Russians were involved you don't think it would have either leaked or been overtly used against the US by now?

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Posted in: Australian PM blasts Erdogan for 'reckless', 'vile' Christchurch comments See in context

Hmmmm....  These 2 countries have form.  Gallipoli anyone?

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Posted in: Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same See in context

Tear Down the Wall!!

Oh wait, we haven't built it yet.

Seems like an odd poll to me.  Wonder what the exact question was.  "Do you want more or less immigrants"??

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Posted in: Australia cuts annual immigrant cap, puts key cities off-limits to some See in context

Metaphorical (and maybe someday physical) walls going up all over the world.

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