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Posted in: Trump escalates impeachment fight, barring envoy's testimony See in context

This is all political theater at the moment. It shall remain so until the House has a formal vote to proceed. Until then... their expecting the Don to cooperate under the threat of impeachment. Which goes to show... they haven't been paying attention.

As it stands, this "inquiry" is merely the Democrats way of reaping the rewards of an impeachment (ramp up base support, try to convince fence-sitters, make accusations, etc.) without having to actually give the accused the legal tools that would otherwise be at his disposal to defend himself in an actual impeachment.

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Posted in: South Korea drops Japan from 'white list' in trade row See in context

"stemming from Tokyo's use of forced labour during World War II."

Wrong. How is there still confusion over the actual cause? Are the intentionally trying to misinform?

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Posted in: American man married to same-sex Japanese partner sues gov't for long-term visa See in context

Always amazed at how fired up some people get over something that simply isn't any of their business.

If Fred marries John.... it has no effect on me. Zip. Nada. None.

Why should I try and force someone else to live by the moral standards that I decide?

And why should a government... any government?

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Posted in: X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for having dinner with Jackie Chan See in context

Its is rather politically naïve tweeting a restaurant soiree...

The "woke" ideology simplified. Everything, no matter how trivial, has to be discussed with an eye on how it will be viewed "politically". Failure to do so will force one to be banished to the nearest corner where you will be forced to contemplate your thought crime.

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Posted in: Olympic officials reassure sports federations about Tokyo Games cuts See in context

 I fear the post-Olympics Tokyo is going to be a very desperate place.

Fun fact: Taxpayers of most Olympic hosts end up with severe buyer's remorse within a year or two of the ending ceremony. The economic boost is temporary... and the debt long-standing.

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Posted in: Tarantino strikes Cannes gold with 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood' See in context

And there are already those on the left whining, non-stop, about the amount of of dialogue by the Sharon Tate character. Apparently, it's not enough... and that is because the guy behind Kill-Bill despises female actresses.

Which may, or may not, affect his ability to "strike gold".

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Posted in: Indonesian man sues after being sent home for lack of Japanese skills See in context

Dude has a three year contract, he should be given the wages he was due!

> Absolutely. A contract is a contract.

Funny thing about contracts, especially one's involving labor. They often (and by often, I mean ALWAYS) stipulate what BOTH parties are required to bring to the table.

And there is ZERO discussion in this article about what items HE was required to bring to the table. For instance... he may have been required to have a certain starting level of proficiency that he simply didn't have.

Discussion of contracts always get to me because most people argue for/against them as if they are one-way vehicles in support of whichever side is make any specific point.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

No. The real problem is when adult men who should know better minimise sex crimes.

No, no.... The problem is the attempt to criminalize human nature. And it IS human nature. Every male on this forum trying to tell you they didn't either successfully sneak a peek, or at least tried to, is lying and simply trying to white-knight their way to acceptance.

Understanding that, it is still NOT proper behavior, nor should it be accepted and needs to be dealt with. Yes, boys will be boys. And any father worth a crap will discuss this with their sons in a manner that informs them on WHY it is inappropriate, disrespectful, etc.

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Posted in: Over 20% of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month See in context

Well... the Carl's Jr. in Yokosuka is better, by far, than any of them.

Even though a bit pricey...

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Posted in: Trump weighs sending 'unlimited supply' of immigrants to sanctuary cities See in context

California should say “OK, we will take them”. “Oh, by the way, we are are leaving the United States and forming an independent country.”

Great. Please ensure to leave the all the federal benefits at the door on your way out.

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Posted in: Pompeo agrees Kim Jong Un is a 'tyrant' See in context

Trump is useless on North Korea.

There are several families who have gotten back remains of loved ones that would disagree with you.

Which are, by the way, results about a 100% improvement over the past 25+ years.

Would your rather the "do nothing" status quo be kept? How come even a slight, almost imperceptible, improvement is unacceptable to you?

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Posted in: Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week See in context

Regardless if the report contains anything worth mentioning after redacting it, the wise will still see Trump for what he is...a cheap, lying, conman.

In other words... there was nothing that could have been done to convince you otherwise. We've wasted 2 years and buckets of money because your "feelz" told you something other than what the facts state and you feel entitled to access information you have no business having access to. Got it.

This is primarily a national security report. Trump may be compromised. Our elected officials should respond immediately. What’s the hold up?

Trump is not compromised. Give it up. This fantasy you're living isn't healthy.

What's the hold up? I can tell you exactly what the hold up is. The redaction is necessary because of sources, methods, etc., and the extremely high likelihood (more like a guarantee) that any number of deranged progressives would "leak" the document thereby damaging relationships, methods, etc.

You can deny it all you want, and I expect you to, but you're lying to yourself if you think any politician, especially those on the left, would consider the protection of that type of data more important than scoring some minor "hit" on the orange man.

The continued crazy behavior and statements from the (D)'s are only gonna make it more likely we get stuck with this narcissistic SOB again in 2020.

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Posted in: Airline complaints: Which bothers you the most? See in context

Do I have the right to not have the kid directly in front/behind me screaming for most of a 8 - 12 hour flight? How about the kid behind me that refuses to quit kicking the chair... even AFTER asking the parents to have him stop, followed up by several dirty looks, etc.? Or the infant that crapped his diapers and the parents wait a couple hours to change it?

Yes... "everyone" has the right to fly. But everyone doesn't have the right to be a nuisance to all others.

I supposed that's more of a rant about inadequate/bad parenting. Which, you can typically avoid while on land. Hard to do so in a flying tube that most closely resembles a sardine tin.

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Posted in: Ruling finalized ordering cell phone TV owners to pay public NHK subscription fee See in context

NHK does provide a very valuable service during major disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis.

In this day and age, where EVERY.SINGLE.CHANNEL beats every "significant" news story - including live and up-to-date info about natural disasters - to death for the entire day, what does NHK provide that any other channel doesn't?

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Posted in: New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike on climate change See in context

If you could remove all the patently false statements about nuclear power (waste, etc.), as well as interject the proven facts about solar (nice panels.. until you have to store large amounts of generated energy or replace them), this younger generation would be screaming about the need for nuclear power.

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

The "mob" strikes again.

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Posted in: AKB48 annual popularity contest will not be held this year See in context


You are an AKB EXPERT

That is, truly, a sad, sad thing...

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Posted in: Teenager ashamed of given name 'Prince' adopts traditional one See in context

On the same token, I knew someone in the military whose first name was 'Venus' and that person was a MAN

We had an undesignated Seaman whose last name was Tester. Yea, life was a bit rough for her.

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Posted in: Captain Marvel, a superhero with girl power to spare See in context

I have not heard one good thing about this movie.

It seems like nothing more than yet another media format to shove a social/political narrative down our throats. Which, acknowledging that movies have done that for years, I've grown extremely tired of.

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Posted in: IS teen 'shocked' after UK revokes her citizenship See in context

I'm always amazed at some of the posts that get down-voted.

Especially the one that stated (paraphrasing, here) "I drank beer and smoked pot. She participated in terrorism. There a bit of a difference".

How does THAT get down-voted? Someone disagree's that there is a difference there?

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Posted in: Japan's baseball practice culture sacrificing children's arms: surgeon See in context

On Thursday, with much less fanfare, Japan's national elementary school baseball tournament decided on a 70-pitch limit.

Great. They do know that every one of those 70 pitches has at least 100+ practice pitches behind it, right?

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Posted in: Warren says Trump may not be 'free' in 2020 See in context

I'll call it right now.

1) Trump will be free in 2020 as well as the rest of his lifetime.

2) Unless the current crop of candidates expands, he'll end up reelected.

3) Anyone publicly supporting the GND will go down in flames.

4) Liz won't make it to the 2nd debate.

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Posted in: U.S. Democrats float 'Green New Deal' to end fossil fuel era See in context

Yes. I use electricity genearated from fossil fuels as I don’t have a choice and don’t want to freeze to death or die of heatstroke, but I think we should be doing everything possible to move away from burning fossil fuels.

Maybe you and few hundred of your best friends should hope in private jets and fly half-way around the world to have a discussion about how everyone else is killing the planet. That would be an awesome display of "doing everything possible".

I'll believe it's an emergency when they start acting like it is. And, as long as any-single-one of them take nuclear power off the table, and they ARE, then their "alarm" can't be taken seriously.

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Posted in: 2 Lawson franchise stores found to have falsified food expiration times See in context

Don't know about the bentos but those breads like Yamazaki bread have so many preservatives and chemicals in them, its no surprise they last long. But most of the toast sold in Japan gets mold on it after a few days, unlike those big packs of sandwich/toast bread in the states that last for weeks...

I'm thinking you've got this a bit backwards (but I could be wrong).

The reason they DON'T last so long, and get moldy quickly, is the lack of preservatives. Store bought bread in the US has chemicals added that are specifically intended to extend the shelf-life.

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Posted in: Sushi chain worker uploads video of fish taken from trash can See in context

Let's face it... if the cost of sushi is based on the color/design of the plate it is on... you deserve whatever you get.

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

Is he TRYING to say that the current "swelling" costs of these programs are unsustainable without a source of tax revenue in the future and having less and less children as a society contribute to that future unsustainablity? Cause, you know, he'd be correct by saying that.

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Posted in: Overcompetition, demographics hitting beauty parlor trade hard See in context

The only thing is you can almost bet your last $ it will be a hair salon, masseuse, or convenience store opening.

I have 14.. FOURTEEN... tires shops within 3 miles of my house. None of them are chains like tire stores such as Yellow Hat, Autobacs..

I have no clue how they all survive. On any given day you MIGHT see 2 or 3 of them with a customer. Maybe.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

The US can speak of its criminal system

Any excuse to rant against the US, eh?

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

Ambidextrous lips

THAT would be a great name for a punk band... just saying.

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