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Posted in: Abe says he won't force sales tax hike if economic conditions worsen See in context

Yes, no, maybe, ........

Darned, make up your mind if you got any!

And as always: he pledged, he confirmed, he is committed and so on.

I want to see deeds, not just words.

Where are those arrows he promised long ago? Nothing but hot air!

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Posted in: Trump political ad linking Democrats and immigrants to violent crime assailed as 'sickening,' racially divisive See in context

What a jerk! What a smear campaign.

Using one criminal illegal immigrant to condemn everyone else.

Doesn't he (and the ones following him) have any better ideas?

He is dividing not uniting.

How much worse will it get, how much lower (if possible) will he go?

Disgusting!

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Posted in: Japanese farmers worried over effects of trans-Pacific trade pact See in context

Sure they dislike his.

Once the rice goes from Yen 1.800 for 5 kg to maybe Yen 1.200 for the same quantity .....

But of course the Japanese government will subsidize them once again.

Remember, those farmers and older people always go for Abe and his party.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic minister promises transparency on spending See in context

Just " 82.6 billion yen" that couldn't be linked to the (Olympic) games?

So, what were they linked to? Personal expenditures for the organizers and those connected to them?

How many pockets have been filled with tax money.

But hey, it's just a mere 82.6 BILLION Yen, chum-change, peanuts ... at least for some.

Imagine what could have been done with all that money for those still living in pre-fab housing units.

Imagine what could have been done with all that money for those who really need support.

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Posted in: Trump visits synagogue in Pittsburgh attack as protesters march See in context

In addition you have this article. Just waiting for some people calling it fake news (it is not!!):

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-not-welcome-pittsburgh-until-102204630.html

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Posted in: School teachers in Japan work more than 11 hours per day: survey See in context

Fully agree with "Chip Star" .... since I see it every day.

Ok, they have to teach club activities, and other stuff but lots of time is being wasted.

Talking about teacher's conferences (lots of "blabla" without any real results), all kind of paperwork that's not necessary, and so on. Efficiency is a word unknown quite often.

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Posted in: 2,500 attend Pittsburgh synagogue massacre memorial See in context

So sad!

And he dares to say "...... rise above hatred..."?

With his speeches and actions he sets the worst example for others to follow.

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Posted in: Police conduct another large-scale search for French woman missing since July See in context

3 months after she "went missing"?

Sounds somewhat late to me and I got my serious doubts that she is still alive (even though I hope for it!).

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Posted in: Suspected bombs target Obama, Clinton, other top Democrats, CNN See in context

One sentence adds it up:

You reap what you sow.

And BigDonald is very successful in doing this!

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Posted in: Abe urges parties to present constitutional amendment plans as Diet session opens See in context

Abe pointed out, Abe vowed, Abe pledged, Abe is determined, Abe is certain, Abe promised, Abe urges, and best of all Abe is seeking ........

Well, didn't we hear these words in reference to other stuff before already? Time will show what he will accomplish. At least he got a 48-day extraordinary diet session ahead of him. Lots of time (being wasted?).

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Posted in: Trump struggles for a plan should the migrant caravan arrive See in context

Struggling? Other (but maybe FAKE) news indicated he had a plan.

State of emergency, military as well as national guard ready to go!

At least that's what it said and it's what sounds like the BigDonald.

Then again, maybe it's just words, nothing but words.

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Posted in: Minister Katayama sues publisher over graft scandal See in context

More to come according to the publisher ....

.... and I hope so! At least this time I agree with BigDonald:

"Drain the swamp"!!!

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Posted in: May tries to calm Brexit rebels; says deal almost done See in context

"Udonnashi",

black joke or sarcasm, right?

Once (and i) they are out of the EU they will miss so much.

"They" should listen to the "normal" population. And the majority does not want a Brexit!

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Posted in: Russia pledges to restore military balance if U.S. quits nuclear arms pact See in context

Seems like the world is becoming a more and more dangerous place again.

When will they finally learn that food should come first (and second and third) before talking about increasing their arms arsenal? Concerning Bolton, well he is just following the instructions of his leader, same talk, same ol', same ol'.

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Posted in: Empress Michiko turns 84; wishes for peaceful era after succession See in context

Same here! They do know which way to go.

A perfect example for others to follow!

Happy Birthday, Empress Michiko!

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Posted in: Toyota chief urges UK, EU to avoid no-deal Brexit 'at all costs' See in context

Out of fear losing his big annual bonus?

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Posted in: Gov't eyes making daily necessities eligible for 2% rebate scheme See in context

Reward points? I hear reward points!

As long as you pay with a credit card or other cashless methods.

So, what am I gonna do with those reward points?

Exchange them for unwanted, useless items from the credit card company?

Now, that's definitely keep some money in my wallet (NOT!!).

And reduced tax if you buy a house or a car?

I strongly assume that (at least most of the) people who can afford that have enough money already.

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Posted in: Japan inflation ticks up as oil rises but BOJ target remains elusive See in context

To be quite honest: I (personally) don't care whether it's in- or deflation.

As long as I have more money in my wallet. Everything else is just talk.

The economy (not only in Japan!!) is down and it will not get better in the months and years to come.

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Posted in: Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste import ban See in context

Of course "ganbarejapan" has yet another oh so great idea.

We use it, we produce it ... but please, don't make it our problem.

Japan should and have to take care of that problem.

Don't put the burden on other countries just because it is so convenient!

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Posted in: Around 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Unwilling or unable to learn from history?

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Posted in: 17-year-old youth arrested for beating student with metal bat in jealous rage See in context

So, that's all it takes?

A probably harmless talk with someone's girlfriend and as a result a fractured skull?

How many years in juvenile detention is he going to get?

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Posted in: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank? See in context

" I don't like the concept of stopping an investment of $110 billion into the United States." says Trump

"They buy my condominiums, mansions and apartments ...... don't want to stop that!", well at least in some way he said it.

This guy is taking very good care ........ of himself and those around him. He doesn't care what happens to more or less ordinary people.

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Posted in: Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence See in context

Well, just look at what deDonald said not so long ago:

"Saudis buy apartments from me," Trump said during a campaign rally last year,according to The Hill. 

"They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

This is still valid today, I strongly assume. Business first ...., oops, I wanted to say HIS business first!

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Down-voting done, thanks.

Just think about it (and I'm repeating myself, I know):

if NAZI folks like high ranking SS or SD members (not mentioning the "eliet") were enshrined somewhere in Germany and Merkel sent her "tribute" there, as well as other government members went there, would that also be considered appropriate? Don't think so

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Definitely, Emperors Hirohito and Akihito are much smarter than Abe, and more sensitive.

He does it again, and again, and again. He shouldn't be surprised if other world leaders dislike him for that!

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Posted in: Former TEPCO exec denies delaying anti-tsunami steps before nuclear crisis See in context

Liar, liar pants on fire!

"Didn't know, had no authority, I thought, no decision-making power", and so on.

But he had enough authority and power to be a vice president.

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Posted in: Trump calls porn star Stormy Daniels 'Horseface' and Sen Warren 'Pocahontas' See in context

Once again: he got no manners what so ever!!

That's the least you can expect from a POTUS and any other decent human being!

The stress is, of course, on decent!

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Posted in: Warren accuses Trump of 'creepy' comments about her DNA test See in context

Well, de Trumpless has spoken, so must be it.

I mean, he is always right, isn't he ... at least according to him.

He is the best, the greatest, so outstanding ........ in bullying others.

Go back to your show biz, maybe, but only maybe you are a better performer there.

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Posted in: Abe says sales tax to go ahead as planned in Oct 2019 See in context

"......  an expected rise in salaries .....".

Pay attention to the word "EXPECTED"!

"They" always expected and nothing happened, well, at least not to my knowledge and what my paycheck tells me. In addition I also got my doubts that all that money will be spend for what "they" say. It definitely will also support more parades (like the one Abe had) and a military build-up. Stop that wasteful spending once and for all! Enough is enough!

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Posted in: Trump says climate change not a hoax, but not sure of its source See in context

First deny it, then make it a possibility, and finally agree.

But still he doesn't know why climate change is happening.

Said this before and say it again: maybe he should attend some additional elementary school lessons?

He definitely was absent most of the time when he was supposed to be there!

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