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Posted in: Finland's leaders call for NATO membership 'without delay' See in context

WaahToday  05:02 pm JST

I'm afraid NATO will make of Finland what had been making of Ukraine; a weapon !

The thing is, it really is up to these individual sovereign nations to decide if they want to join NATO, who isn't forcing them in any way. It is not up to Putin who, on the other hand, is using NATO as an excuse to attack and regain as much of the old empire as possible. It's all on Putin so I really don't blame any nation for wanting to join, rather than leave themselves completely exposed.

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Posted in: Johnson urges end to Northern Ireland deadlock; spars with EU See in context

painkillerToday  07:11 am JST

Give Ireland back to the Irish.

End the occupation.

As an Englishman I wish it was that simple. It will happen eventually but to avoid civil bloodshed it has to happen naturally over perhaps another generation or 2.

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Posted in: Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO See in context

Desert TortoiseMay 15  02:33 am JST

Some sense amongst the madness on here!

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Posted in: Finland's leaders call for NATO membership 'without delay' See in context

Kyo wa heiwa dayo neToday  03:23 pm JST

@uchosepoorly

Yes Ukraine wanted to join NATO the option was denied.

No NATO isn't just a defense organization.

NATO is a military and sometimes attacks other countries and is renowned for stirring up trouble more than keeping it !

Tell us how exactly. You made the claims now back them up.

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Posted in: Finland's leaders call for NATO membership 'without delay' See in context

TokyoLivingToday  09:08 am JST

Hey NATO clowns, do you want to start third world war??..

No, Putin is. NATO isn't attacking any sovereign nations is it.

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Posted in: Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security See in context

Mr KiplingToday  02:54 pm JST

Finland get all of it's gas from Russia. 100% ...

It may need to look for an alternative supply. I hear it gets cold in winter.

Only 6% of Finlands energy consumption is gas. They are not creating any new contracts with Russia for any energy resources and are confident they won't need any resources from Russia by Autumn 2023.

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Posted in: Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security See in context

katyToday  10:31 am JST

NATO bombed Serbia

non NATO country for what reason ?

Because of the Serbs ethnic cleansing actions mainly. So many people had to flee that war into neighbouring countries it was starting to cause considerable problems and could've spilt over. Also, the UNs hands were rather tied on taking any action by Russian vetos, who were supportive of the Serbs.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II avoids discussing the war with Emperor Hirohito during 1975 Japan visit See in context

Hiroshi KanoyaMay 11  08:49 pm JST

If Japan and the other fascists had won the war it would be the allies held up as war criminals but, thankfully, that's not how it worked out is it.

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Posted in: Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week See in context

Sh1mon M4sadaToday  08:17 am JST

They don't have to invade, but they will have an excuse to destabilize and wreck havoc.

Yes because that tactic has worked out really well for them so far on a non-NATO member hasn't it.....

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Posted in: As Putin marks Victory Day, his troops make little gains in Ukraine See in context

Ukraine will push the Russian scum-bags out eventually, no matter how long it takes. Start digging your own graves.

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Posted in: Macron proposes new political union for non-EU countries See in context

The EU is great as a trading bloc but not as a political force. There's just too much bureaucracy and different interests at heart.

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Posted in: Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint See in context

I do not feel sorry for the ambassador in any way. He's a Putin enabler, he's helping that regime peddle their lies etc. He's lucky it was only paint IMO.

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

And let me guess, only Mother Musk can save Japan with the teat of his moobs?

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

maxjapankToday  08:08 am JST

It sounds a bit discouraging. But one of the reasons my wife and I gave our child a name in kanji was so they would always appear Japanese on any paperwork. Of course, she is Japanese. But we didn't want any school or business to discriminate in advance by knowing she was "half."

So your family register here is in your wifes maiden name?

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Posted in: EU defies gas 'blackmail' as Russia pushes deeper into Ukraine See in context

Alfie NoakesToday  08:04 am JST

"blackmail"

Yeah. Russia asked Poland and Bulgaria to pay in rubles. They refused. No rubles, no gas, Russia said. Hard to see how that is blackmail; perhaps the definition of blackmail has mysteriously changed in the past few weeks.

I think I'll offer to pay my next gas bill in dollars, see what happens there.

Heh, Russia has contracts in place that state the gas will be paid for in Euros though.

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Posted in: Ukraine omits Japan from list of countries thanked in Twitter video See in context

Ukraine's smart. They don't want to get stuck in the never ending cycle of thank you gifts with Japan.

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Posted in: What are your plans for Golden Week? See in context

Ge the hot tub and bbq going as much as possible.

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Posted in: For Russian diplomats, disinformation is part of the job See in context

I'm not interested in any pro Russian views. Putin is a fascist dictator and scum like Patrick enable him.

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Posted in: Abortion training under threat for U.S. med students, residents See in context

Do you know why the baby doesn't get a say in whether it lives or dies?

Because it's not yet a baby.

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Posted in: Man arrested for shoving commuter off train platform in Osaka See in context

purple_depressed_baconApr. 21  05:03 pm JST

Lucky this happened in Osaka where people actually having beating hearts. If this happened in Tokyo its 50/50 whether or not someone will help the victim off the tracks. As for the man who did the shoving, angry much? All that repressed rage and resentment finally came bubbling to surface. Jail time to cool him off, I gather.

That's total b0))0x, I've seen the response to a drunk man falling onto the Yamanote line, nothing 50/50 about it.

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Posted in: For Russian diplomats, disinformation is part of the job See in context

The suspect thing about this Patrick Lancaster fraud is that he only runs around Russian controlled areas angling for anti-Ukranian views. As if Putin is gonna allow an independent American to have free access to report, when he won't even allow his own citizens free access to media. I get that both sides have an agenda to report but this guy is anything but independent. He is part of Putins propaganda machine.

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Posted in: Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel mill holdouts See in context

"I didn't really appreciate what I had before" as one lamenting Crimean resident said.

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Posted in: Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel mill holdouts See in context

It's quite interesting to hear thoughts of Crimean residents who were all for Russia around 2014. They are not happy with the police state they have their now that's for sure.

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Posted in: For Russian diplomats, disinformation is part of the job See in context

See videos by Patrick Lancaster who is an American reporter living in Ukraine

Total Russian plant.

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Posted in: Japanese-style Mapo Tofu from 'The Wok' See in context

Lamb mince and super spicy for the win.

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Posted in: Feeling blue in today's world? Head for Belgian bluebells See in context

Or many other forests in Europe!

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Posted in: Average condo price in Tokyo area sets new high in fiscal 2021 See in context

Seriously, wako, Saitama city, Kawaguchi, all are far better far more practical than west Tokyo like Musashino, etc..

No way. I agree with many things you say but not that!

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Posted in: Cruise ships return to Australia after two-year COVID ban See in context

I honestly couldn't think of a worse holiday than cruise. I'd rather get to my destination quickly and have more time for fun there, hanging out with locals and eating local food.

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Posted in: Train driver posthumously awarded ¥56 in docked wages for 1-minute delay See in context

Although I will never understand why Japan has 24 o clock.

Neither do I, especially when some bars in my neighbourhood close at 27 or 2800.

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Posted in: Hayashi concerned about human rights abuses against Russians in Japan See in context

RodneyToday  10:11 am JST

I’ve discussed this war with Japanese and it seems to me that they’re mostly angry at Putin and the Russian government, not its people.

I don’t know if you watch Japanese news, but Russia is constantly criticized with no news or defense of events from a Russian perspective or Donbass, only western propaganda.

How hard is it for you to realise that lines have been drawn in the sand. The society we live in are on one side with the Russia on the other. Do you think many rational people on the allied side really cared what the Nazis had to say during WW2?

History will judge Russia unfavourably on this as they are completely in the wrong, I do not care for reporting on the Russian side.

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