P. Smith comments

Posted in: Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme, his lawyer says See in context

100% guilty in japan...

Despite not having had a trial. Makes perfect sense.

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Posted in: Arguments for 'right to disconnect' from work draw more attention amid pandemic See in context

Unfortunately for some, if they refuse to switch off they will lose money or their jobs which aren’t easy to replace in this pandemic. Some people aren’t in a position to dictate to their companies how and when they will work and need the government to intervene.

Those people need to go to their nearest Labor Standards Office and have a chat.

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Posted in: How to make money from an unwanted inheritance See in context

We own a family house in Nagano where we lived for ten years. But since have abandoned it. Cost more than ¥1 million to knock it down and then we would have to pay local taxes on the land. While the house remains empty we pay no taxes. We would willingly give it away to someone to build a new house.

I wish we could speak directly because I know two people that’d be interested in this property.

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Posted in: Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme, his lawyer says See in context

In Japan, lawyers are more trustworthy than the US

Any actual evidence to back up this assertion? Studies? Surveys? Anything?

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Posted in: Arguments for 'right to disconnect' from work draw more attention amid pandemic See in context

It’s called claiming overtime under the Labor Standards Act.

Japanese people need to start enforcing their rights instead of waiting for another law to be passed that requires the government to proactively enforce those rights. If this happened, the work culture would change.

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Posted in: Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill See in context

No, absolutely correct! Just ask all the oil frackers and people that worked in the Keystone pipeline. 

Poor people depend on these jobs? Last I heard, these were high paying jobs.

The way they’re doing in California, the bluest richest state with all the resources that most countries would envy, why is poverty off the charts and sorry, Trump or Republicans have nothing to do with it.

Irrelevant to your asinine blanket assertion that dems don’t want to help the poor.

To blue collar workers he most definitely was and still is. If he was not, liberals wouldn’t lambast every blue collar Trump supporter as a racist. Ask people in the fossil industry, law enforcement that overwhelmingly supported the guy.

There are blue collar workers with intelligence m, which is to say they didn’t support Trump.

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Posted in: Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit See in context

So, yes, the Catholic Church, and ordinary Catholics around the world, do help hundreds of thousands of Iraqis every day, and have been doing so for decades, in some of the most awful conditions you can imagine.

The Catholic church has enough money to do much, much more than this.

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Posted in: Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill See in context

Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first,

Yet, said this:

$140 million for the California “RedLine” Subway that really no one takes except the poor.

No wonder this thing has sunk like the Spruce Goose

The largest flying boat to have ever flown that is housed in McMinnville, Oregon sank? Weird, I never heard that.

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Posted in: Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill See in context

And yet, Biden wants to kill jobs that so many poor people depend on

Absolutely incorrect. It’s amazing this post is allowed to stand.

Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first

No you don’t. You constantly pillory democrats for trying to help poor people whilst praising republicans for constantly cutting back on social safety net programs.

, no wonder Trump was a rockstar to the poor and blue collar worker.

He wasn’t.

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Posted in: Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit See in context

Exactly, so why is Biden trying to ONCE AGAIN start troop buildup in Iraq and keep our troops forever in bogged down in the Mideast.

Lmao! You’re the one that is advocating for the US to get further bogged down in the ME.

Sorry, I don’t. I do think we owe a lot of the Kurds, and there should have been a better way to protect them, but at the end of the day it’s the US troops that needed to leave that country and it was our American troops that ultimately I was more concerned about. 

You praised Trump’s decision to abandon our allies constantly when he was in the process of doing so.

When Trump decided to end the life of Iran’s most senior terrorist military leader that was responsible for the lives of hundreds of Americans (and good riddance to Soleimani) liberals had an aneurism, the same with Al Baghdadi and with the exception of Obama getting Bin Ladin all of his air strikes were against...who exactly, who and why were people randomly targeted?

Obama didn’t randomly target people in the drone strikes he authorized; they were known terrorists.

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Posted in: Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit See in context

The Washington elite didn’t do enough to protect the Christian minorities as well as other small religious minorities and just left them to their own demise. Millions fled, millions were rejected and millions died, we should never allow this to happen again

Someone’s advocating for the US to get further bogged down in the ME. Weird given you praised Trump for keeping us out of foreign wars and abandoning our Kurdish allies in Syria whilst lambasting Obama for drone strikes and Biden for the recent missile strikes on Syria.

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Posted in: Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme, his lawyer says See in context

"He talks like a lawyer, and he thinks like a lawyer," Kitamura said. "He wouldn't do anything wrong or illegal."

That’s one weak argument.

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Posted in: Israel postpones drive to vaccinate Palestinian workers See in context

Repugnant. The Israelis cannot be trusted to do anything beneficial for the Palestinians and should not have the responsibility to do so. Israel is an apartheid state that has zero qualms about stomping on the human rights of the Palestinians.

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Posted in: Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill See in context

Why are republicans obstructing this much needed lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Americans?

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Posted in: Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit See in context

The Catholic Church should open olio its coffers and help the Christians in Iraq and the rest of the ME. It’s not as if the Catholic Church couldn’t afford to help hundreds of thousands of people with all the cash it has.

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Posted in: Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd's neck for about 9 minutes See in context

And how long was the fentanyl in his system. The city's medical examiner listed that as the cause That was the reported cause of

You’re presupposing that the fentanyl alone would have cause Floyd’s death. I’m pretty sure the direct cause of his death was having a knee on the neck for an extended period of time.

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Posted in: Little-known fees help Japan's trust banks dominate profitable niche market See in context

"There was no clause for specific break fees in our contract but the bank demanded it, saying it was an industry custom," the executive said. "I told them it doesn't make sense."

Just like key money and the one month rent fee to print out a new lease. All customary, but few if any Japanese people challenge these expensive, archaic customs, so we all get to continue to pay.

You know, because this is how we’ve always done it and we don’t want to cause waves.

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Posted in: Domestic violence consultations in Japan a record 82,643 in 2020 See in context

Unbelievable @P.Smith. Some of the ‘veteran’ commenters (as late as yesterday), chastise us and remind us we are ‘merely guests in this country and should never question the host’ country’s cultural mores.

Those people are too sensitive and tend to think any criticism means you hate Japan, which is a failure in logic.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of visually impaired woman See in context

To more fully understand the situation.

Its unfortunate, but a lot of people prefer not to have as much information as possible and instead prefer to jump to conclusions.

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Posted in: Domestic violence consultations in Japan a record 82,643 in 2020 See in context

Let this sink in:

the highest since a law against spousal violence took effect in 2001

There was no law against spousal violence until 2001.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency for 2 weeks in Tokyo area See in context

Of course it isn't. But the later the night goes on, the more likely people are to 

I know. It would have been wise for me to indicate sarcasm.

 it's better to have dinner and drinks at home. We've just got to be a little more patient.

Completely agreed.

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Posted in: Accuser says talk of Cuomo as AG spurred her to come forward See in context

Not me, his victims want him to pay for what he’s done, 

Alleged victims and his alleged actions. Innocent until proven guilty.

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Posted in: Florida governor faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism See in context

You need to calm down, that is not what I said.

Because you haven’t answered the question. Do you think rich people should receive the vaccine first? It’s a simple yes or no question, sure let even you can muster an answer.

According to and reported by.....

Reputable news sources. It’s detailed in the article, if you bother to read it.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency for 2 weeks in Tokyo area See in context

Cause the virus only becomes active after 8:00 p.m.

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Posted in: Accuser says talk of Cuomo as AG spurred her to come forward See in context

It’s repugnant how conservatives screech that other conservatives are innocent until proven guilty - like prolific kiddie fiddler Roy Moore - yet insist on liberals guilt until that liberal proves themselves innocent.

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Posted in: Florida governor faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism See in context

I don’t assume anything, numbers don’t lie.

You’re assuming you know the reason driving the numbers.

That myth again?

It ain’t a myth:  amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations as early as mid -January

I’m in favor of everyone getting the vaccine if they need or want it regardless of race, class or status.

Okay, but you didn’t answer the question regarding who gets the vaccine first.

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Posted in: Accuser says talk of Cuomo as AG spurred her to come forward See in context

Think for a moment about all the situations in life where you are alone with someone. Are you saying if you ordered a taxi and the woman was a driver you would refuse service? A female doctor? Seems like discrimination to me.

Ignorance-driven fear.

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Posted in: Accuser says talk of Cuomo as AG spurred her to come forward See in context

> I've been alone in a room with a woman who isn't my partner several times, and I've never been accused of sexual harassment.

Do you want to know my secret?

Don't sexually harass people.

This is my recipe for success. Of course, conservatives don’t understand nuance or decency so can’t trust themselves not to sexually harass women and nee the Pence Rule.

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Posted in: Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd's neck for about 9 minutes See in context

Look like normal eyes to me. But, what would I know? I’m just a liberal.

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Posted in: 6 Dr Seuss books won't be published for racist images See in context

As well as you can’t stop the supply and demand, if they could, we wouldn’t have a drug problem.

The supply has been stopped by the publisher.

We have as drug problem because Americans like to get high, which is to say demand is high.

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