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Posted in: Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children in U.S. See in context

Japan Violet:

"It's a huge problem in the U.S. Very terrible and violent. Why are they like that?"

Well, where do you start...... maybe in education, drilling it in to the young throughout their schooling, to have a deep respect for the sanctity of life and for a rules-based authority.

Then the constantly violent fodder on TV and in their movies should be drastically scaled-back to stop the glorification, instead focusing on how precious every single life on this planet is.

Then there's the main problem of weapons - currently over 390 million firearms in private hands in USA, possibly the biggest genie to get back into the bottle, and projected by vested interests.

All things must change in the U.S. in order to make it a more safe and civilised country for everyone. You get one chance to live your life, why choose violence when the alternatives are endless.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's fiance visits her parents before marriage See in context

It's hard to believe, and never explained authoritatively, why this measly $35,000 argument has been allowed to drag on and overshadow everything about their relationship and their marriage. With all of the imperial family's wealth, this should have been put to bed years ago, instead of drawing all of the shame and criticism which could so very easily have been avoided.

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Posted in: KFC Japan suspends French fry sales after running out of potatoes See in context

I feel sorry for the poor commenters who were "in shock", or "surprisingly shaken up on an emotional level" when they realised they couldn't have their KFC fries.

They should try working in a Coronavirus hospital ward, and their sense of proportion may return....

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Posted in: Princess Mako visits imperial graves ahead of high-profile marriage See in context

What is wrong with them - this whole sorry mess could, and should have been sorted in a heartbeat years ago, instead of all the meetings/ proposing to do something/considering making an offer etc. etc......

For the sake of just $35,000 they've brought shame on both families, for what ? No wonder his mother is 'sick', sick of the lot of them. Komuro seems like a spineless imbecile, so good-luck for the soon-to-be ex-Princess in recovering from her terrible disorder.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' to fix Japan See in context

Some nice photos accompanying this article - an enraptured crowd hanging on his every word, one or two studiously taking notes North Korean style, some checking their phones or playing sudoku.

The award goes to the Emperor though, who's had a busy week, for the immaculately straight line of his parting - must have got up super-early to get that dead-right.

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Posted in: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state See in context

I certainly wouldn't recommend (as some have here) trying to 'take out' or 'kick over' over these spying devices - you'd be up in front of the beaks quicker than you could imagine facing the world's most vicious and sadistic punishments known to mankind...... The evil legislators of this and similar countries in the region see it as perfectly OK to order the flogging on bare-buttocks with large bamboo canes, which normally leave the victims crippled and scarred for life - you can check this judicial madness out on the Internet, but you'll need a tough stomach for it.....

These countries should be totally boycotted by all liberal-minded people, and ostracised until they agree to join the 21st century, with a civilised approach to treating its' people in a normal way, starting with abandoning spying on everybody.

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Posted in: Lithuanian agency warns against use of Chinese-made phones See in context

Kabuki C:

Has it not occurred to you that Desert Tortoise's concerns may be altruistic.....

Like a lot of liberal-minded people lucky enough to live in democratic countries which enjoy freedom of speech and expression, unfortunately these basic-rights are denied to the Chinese people - just ask the people in Hong Kong.

The fact that the Chinese are under constant video and audio surveillance is an extremely worrying situation, to consider that 1.4 billion people live their lives under constant subjugation by the state..... there is no racist aspect at all to highlighting this disgraceful situation as you casually suggest, it is an appalling situation which should concern us all.

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Posted in: Working to plug the royal leaks before they become a deluge See in context

You would have thought that with the immense wealth of the Imperial Household that this 'problem' would have been quietly dealt with years ago, to avoid all of the antipathy which they've had to face.

Now if you want to see a really big Royal Problem, look no further than the extraordinary embarrassment which is building nicely in New York for the dreadfully deceitful Prince Andrew, the Duke of Pork, facing the underage rape charges to which he may well eventually have to confess....... couldn't happen to a nicer chap !!

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Posted in: Biden calls Xi as U.S.-China relationship grows more tense See in context

Xi Jinping listens to all the waffle and then carries on with his horrendous policies regardless.......

Climate change - not bothered, just carry on building dozens of new coal-fired power-stations.

Human rights - not interested, and stop interfering in CCP internal affairs.

Expansionist moves in East China Sea - couldn't care less what anyone says or does, carry on regardless.

Chinavirus, China's Gift to The World - just live with it, s**t happens.

United Nations - don't worry about them, they just look the other way.

So what can be done to curtail the pernicious activities of The World's Great Dictator ? You would imagine that there are thousands of top international law-firms who could instigate proceedings globally, starting with an International Arrest Warrant for genocide - 4.6 million dead so far worldwide from Chinavirus, 425,000,000 people infected. And maybe the Governments of the free world could apply pressure on the UN on a daily basis to harangue them into taking some sort of direct action against China. There is going to have to be seismic shifts in the approaches taken in dealing with China, before they totally destroy life on this planet as we know it.

Shame is, I don't think Sleepy Joe's the guy to take any of this on.

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Posted in: 18 cases of Eta coronavirus variant confirmed in Japan See in context

Goldeneagle -

Forget the xenophobic junk - never forget where the Chinavirus came from, China's gift to the world.

They can dress it up in variants in any alphabet they choose, but that's just to deflect from the single fact that China inflicted this plague on the world's population on order to meet their futile zenith of being No. 1 in the world.

It was never enough that they needed to win, they had to make sure that everyone else 'lost' too.

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store’s love letter vending machine proves they really do sell everything See in context

Thanks Yrral, was that it !!

I guess I was hoping for something a bit more inspirational......

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store’s love letter vending machine proves they really do sell everything See in context

For those of us who can't read Japanese, it would have been nice to see a translation here, just because we're curious about the content......

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

Plans to become Japan's first female Prime Minister......? You'd have thought that Koike may have piped up by now to stake the claim for this, after all, she's far higher profile.

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Posted in: Aso, Kono meet to discuss LDP leadership race See in context

If he's going to play the role of King-maker, then he's got to dress like one.

This could be The Tale of Two Taro's, what could possibly go wrong....

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Posted in: Japan should stop interfering in China's internal affairs. See in context

Peter Neil:

I hear and agree with all that you say: the biggest mystery is why our world's leaders are not hammering away via their Ambassadors on the doors of the U.N. to stir them into action - after all, this is exactly what they're supposed to be doing. And if they've resigned from these duties, the world's leaders should be told, in order to organise an alternative, as suggested I'm my previous post just now.....

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Posted in: Japan should stop interfering in China's internal affairs. See in context

Englisc Aspyrgend: I think you're probably right, the U.N. daren't bark at China, let alone try and curtail their activities.

Maybe it's time for a big change, there's a very large gap here for an enterprising alternative to step in and fill the void - a non-political altruistic opportunity for someone with very deep pockets and equally vast resources of drive and charisma, let's see if we get any suggestions.......please

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Posted in: Cruise unveils 'most dangerous stunt' in 'Mission: Impossible 7' See in context

Never understood the sycophancy surrounding this guy - his films are tired and tedious, the tricks he performs are just dull and pointless, and don't get me started on his acting skills..... something way below zero. Apparently he has an ego the size of Saturn, which probably convinces everyone what a superstar he is.

Sooner stick pins in my eyes than waste 2 hours watching his junk !!

Now, take Jack Nicholson, there's a gut who can really act, hardly a bad film to his name in over 40 years.

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Posted in: Japan should stop interfering in China's internal affairs. See in context

They should be closely monitoring the 11 separate international disputes with which China is involved as the provocateur-in-chief, and step in to curtail all of the bullying and expansionist activities which China executes with impunity. The rest of the democratic and civilised world is watching and waiting for the U.N. to act and to act decisively.

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Posted in: Japan should stop interfering in China's internal affairs. See in context

It's a shame we hear so little from the monolithic peace-making United Nations organisation - are they asleep on the job, too many expensive business lunches and dinners possibly......

They should be closely monitoring the 11 separate international disputes eith

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context

It's high time the CCP Leader is called-out as the ruthless dictator which he has rapidly become...... why should China lay a claim of ownership to sections of the South China Sea which are extremely distant to the Chinese mainland, like the areas bordering the east-coast of Taiwan, around the Philippines / Brunei / Malaysia / Vietnam ?

China has already fired (verbal) warning-shots to the UK whose new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is on the way through the straits of Taiwan soon, together with Dutch and other warships in a show of strength for maintaining freedom of passage in this region, whilst on the way to visiting Japan.

Appeasement of a deceitful dictatorial leader has always proved to be disastrous in the past - it's not a mistake the world's leaders should make again in standing up to Xi Jinping: this could get serious.

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Posted in: China reports zero local virus cases as Delta outbreak retreats See in context

Couldn't agreed more - Mass Murderers is exactly what they are, and the sooner the world realises this, the better.....

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Posted in: Woman with COVID-19 loses baby after being forced to give birth prematurely at home See in context

If Japan wants to be seen as a first-world class nation, it's time they got themselves a National Health Service......forget about stupid vanity-projects like collecting soil from Mars, look after the people first. They should use their vast wealth ensuring that free healthcare is made available to all, regardless of income.

The Chinese managed to build dozens of 10-storey temporary hospitals in a matter of weeks - what measures were the J-Government 'considering and convening meetings to assimilate responses' actually doing during this time ? You got it, a big fat Zero.

In my view, the Japanese people should rise above their timid mindsets and start making loud-and-clear demands of their lawmakers; I'm sure this is where their attitude of 'Sorry, can't do' instead of 'let's do' comes from. Sad really, as Japan is such a great country in so many other ways.....

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Posted in: China pushes adoption of language, cultural symbols in Tibet See in context

I'm calling-out the Chinese treatment of the Tibetans, (and their other aggressions), and I'm calling out the total ineffectiveness of the UN.....

So the 3 down-votes received indicate what exactly ?

Either someone thinks that both the Chinese and the UN are doing a good job, or the CCP agents are having a browse in.....


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Posted in: China pushes adoption of language, cultural symbols in Tibet See in context

The main reason China feels emboldened to grab and subjugate Tibet and her people is that they know that there is no opposition whatsoever to tell them otherwise.....

Now, where's the World's Policeman when we need it, the monolithic United Nations, with their small army of vastly-overpaid and lazy administrators, who've managed to remain totally uninvolved in any of the 11 international disputes with which China is currently inflicting on innocent people.

China need to be told very loudly and very clearly: "Get your filthy hands off Tibet and it's peace-loving people, it's not your country, yours is big enough already. You are, and never have been, anything to do with Tibet."

All of the liberal-thinking and democratic Governments of the world should be constantly ramping-up the pressure for calling the Chinese officials to appear before the UN and told categorically to desist with their facile policy of pushing for global domination. Our elected Governments have to make the UN work for all the world's populations, as they're not going to do this involuntarily. The destabilisation which China blatantly represents has to be stopped quickly.

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Posted in: Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics See in context

Paul: it's not Suga and Bach you should be thanking for this deadly gift......

It's Premier Xi Jinping, the world's most deceitful leader, and his acolytes in the pernicious CCP.

Every chance you get, Boycott China !!

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

I can appreciate the grace and litheness of these volleyball athletes, it's a shame that so much petty attention is paid to their attire.

Better than watching those lumps of lard humping each other around a ring with their pebble-dashed butts hanging out of a lashed-up jockstrap, yet someone will claim that there's even beauty in these national treasures here.... but sadly not me.

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Posted in: Man given religiously forbidden food at Nagoya immigration center See in context

They should just be grateful that they're offered food - so many on this planet will starve to death before the sun sets today, and then again tomorrow....... this religion stuff just promotes weirdness in so many ways and needs consigning to the dustbin of history.

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Posted in: Missing Ugandan athlete leaves note saying he wants to work in Japan See in context

So long as he's wearing his team tracksuit, they should find him, so long as it's the track-and-trace type.....

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Posted in: French father goes on hunger strike for children 'abducted' by Japanese wife See in context

I reckon the French guy has some help from friends and others here who have found themselves in a similar situation - he will need all of this back-up for a show-of-strength in making such a clear and unequivocal stand against the Japanese system.....

I just hope that the powers-that-be recognise this early, and realise that an opportunity presents itself for a complete volte-face and a chance to show 'Compassionate Japan'.

How refreshing would that be.

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Posted in: Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo for no-spectator relay See in context

Gov. Koike: " So, I just open this little panel, and blow as hard as I can, and KAZZAM !! the Olympics vanish in a puff of smoke"

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