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Posted in: Not-guilty verdict for man in women’s toilet: he had to go so bad it clouded his judgement See in context

The case for unisex toilets grows ever stronger.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

It's unconstitutional to try a private citizen.

It isn't.

That would be a Bill of Attainder.

It isn't.

Just a continuation of the 5-year witchhunt. Denial of Due Process

A trial is due process.

violation of the Right to Free Speech...

How?

Even according to Turley and Dershowitz.

I guess I just don't care for your Epstein pals.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan will not join U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons See in context

Short sighted.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

How about people just get the flu like they have for eons?

This isn't the flu. I hope this helps. Additionally, people should be given medical care for the flu, not abandoned to "it's your time to go", because that could apply to any injury or illness. Unless perhaps you are advocating for the abolition of all healthcare?

Forcing businesses to shut down is just plain evil. Go to hell government.

How do you feel about restaurant health inspectors?

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

Forcing healthy people into "hospitalization" is basically imprisonment without a crime.

It isn't. It's called "quarantine".

What if it's a false positive?

Bummer.

How long is "hospitalization"?

Two weeks is the typical guideline. This pandemic has been going for a year, how do you not know this?

And which hospital? Alcatraz Hospital? Guantanomo Hospital?

Do you think the Japanese government has the ability to quarantine people in non-existant hospitals?

Government is giving itself extreme dictatorial powers over our bodies.

It isn't.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

So the state now has control over our bodies.. Knew this day would come. We no longer have bodily autonomy.. How can anyone not see how terrrible this is? We are losing more and more of our human rights every day...

Part of living in a society is agreeing that there are certain things you cannot do with your body that puts you or others in the way of harm, or drastically rises the chance of putting yourself or others in the way of harm.

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Posted in: Man who refused to wear mask on Peach plane in Sept arrested See in context

Good.

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Posted in: Biden lays out plans for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and masks See in context

Politics should not mix with big pharma. That is tyranny. *This is tryanny. Anyone remember V for Vendetta?

My God, you're right. Because of a mediocre superhero movie, we should allow the return of polio and smallpox.

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Posted in: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future See in context

Such is life in a parliamentary system, which is similar to the American Electoral College in that it encourages parties to try and represent the entire country instead of concentrating on a few voter-rich areas.

In the first place, this is untrue. This is why campaigns centre around swing states, and the long running joke that every four years candidates run to be President of Ohio. By "voter rich areas", you mean, "places with people".

And secondly, are you saying that you believe that democracy works best when people who get the least votes get the most power? The UK, Canada and Japan also have shabby democratic systems.

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Posted in: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future See in context

Yep, Fox news leans right.

"Leans right"? Tucker Carlson promotes conspiracy theories and dog-whistle racism, and employed an overt white nationalist for years. Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pierro were devout Trump servants, slavishly lying and pushing propaganda for a terrible President even as Americans died in their hundreds of thousands (though Hannity finally seems to have woken up to the danger of Covid — now that Biden is President).

However, compared to the left leaning cabal of ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, plus every major newspaper (LA Times, WaPo, New York Times), plus big tech.... a drop in the bucket. The media consortium is nearly total.

Didn't want to address the point that "left leaning" (they're liberal, not left) channels still invite far-right figures on to push lies? Even the Washington Post admitted that it and other media bore responsibility for the rise of fascism in the US by treated racists and white supremacists as quirky outliers to bemusedly debate, rather than a genuine danger to the lives of millions of Americans and, eventually, democracy itself.

"Big tech" has coddled the far-right for years. Twitter refused to ban white supremacists on the basis that the rules it would create would mean they'd have to ban GOP politicians. It was only when their (in)actions had consequences on Jan 6 that they realised that, hm, maybe they should do more than nothing.

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Posted in: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future See in context

Jsapc, I am curious about the "powerful propaganda arm" you think the GOP has. Care to elaborate?

Fox News is the most watched news/opinion/disinformation channel in the US.

Even "liberal" media is keen to have delusional right-wing guests in the name of 'balance'.

Until very recently, social media, like Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter were happy to allow disinformation to spread unchecked and unchallenged.

Despite all these advantages, the GOP lost Georgia. Thank goodness.

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

Laugh all you want, but Trump was one of the few guys in town who couldn't be bought.

He was offering pardons for money.

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Posted in: Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake See in context

I've been waiting for this All My Life. Foo Fighters sake — and it's the real deal, not The Pretender. Just make sure you don't let liquor get The Best of You, or it'll be the start of a Long Road to Ruin, and you could be DOA, with No Way Back. At the very least, don't drink and drive, and don't drink and attempt to Learn to Fly — being intoxicated can throw a Monkey Wrench in your plans.

Keep all this in mind, and you'll be My Hero.

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Posted in: Japan secures extra Pfizer vaccine doses; Feb 15 approval expected See in context

Good to hear. Let's hope the roll-out is quick and effective.

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

Maybe you were embarrassed, but the majority were not..you had a head of state who commanded respect around the world.. 

This is an excellent joke.

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Posted in: Biden's inauguration goes off with no security issues See in context

Trump had a bigger crowd greet him in Florida today than the guy with 81 million "votes."

Glad to hear Trump managed to hold one last super-spreader event.

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

Good..that means both the extreme left and the extreme right..will face the music..and than that Unity..now that could work.

There was no-one on the "extreme left" trying to stage a coup against the US Government.

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

What he favors and what he does are two different things.. the many so many powerful socialist in the left will over-ride him..he has no chance against them..either he tags along or he is out.

The majority of Democratic congresspeople, sadly, also do not favor these things. You're inventing this whole-cloth.

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Posted in: Trump supporters rally in Tokyo See in context

The news said many of them were from a religious cult, not Falun Gong, something with "science" in the name. Not "scientology", but probably something similarly crazy. Many Qanon supporters too

Possibly the "Happy Science Institute"?

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Posted in: Biden's inauguration goes off with no security issues See in context

Another loss for the Trump fans.

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Posted in: 'We will be back in some form,' Trump vows at end of tumultuous presidency See in context

Lowest unemployment, great GDP, booming stock market, focus on secure borders, freedom of religion, didn't pay taxpayers money in cash to terorist nations or into unfair climate change arrangements, and lowered the national debt, and helped make peace in the middle east, but despite these facts people all say he was the worst president. I think he was one of the best based on these facts.

This is all entirely untrue.

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Posted in: Trump pardons former top strategist Bannon See in context

You think that the guy who hid out in his basement for a year, can not string together a coherent sentence, and needs 25000 troops to protect his coronation is more popular that the super-popular Obama?

Ask yourself who has been "conned" here.

It sure seems that way. Because he got more votes than Obama did.

The 25,000 troops are to protect the democratically elected President of the United States from violent pro-Trump insurrectionists.

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Posted in: Trump pardons former top strategist Bannon See in context

Good.

It's bad, actually.

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Posted in: Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy, promote structural reforms See in context

Aso: I'm going to restart the economy.

People in Japan: Cool, are you going to issue special cash payments, as last year, to get money into the hands of people struggling to pay their bills, and give them the resources to buy things locally, since they're not supposed to be going out?

Aso: No.

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Posted in: Biden pushes unity two days before taking over; Trump considers 100 pardons See in context

Tell me with a straight face that that's anything but race mania the likes of which we haven't seen since the heyday of eugenics.

OK: what you have described isn't a "race mania" the likes of which haven't been seen since the days of eugenics.

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Posted in: Japanese workspace service proposes 'new workstyle' linking telework & all-you-can-drink wine See in context

My company refuses Telework, because my boss thinks I will drink instead of working.

And here it says drinking during work is OK.

I will show this article to my boss.

Your boss might think that you're arguing in favor of drinking during work hours, which is exactly the thing they don't want. I would avoid showing this article to your boss.

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Posted in: Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81 See in context

I feel like the answer to your question is already in my post.

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Posted in: Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81 See in context

My thoughts are with all the murderers who weren't skilled at making songs and so don't get lovingly crafted obituaries about how wonderful, yet flawed they are, despite the fact that they killed another human being.

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