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Posted in: Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off See in context

Facebook is beginning its death spiral.

It is and it already has morphed into a seriously anti-social network.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un's sister threatens S Korea with military action See in context

Barking dogs don't bite. Sissy keeps up the tough act because that's the only way she'll continue to receive the favors of he well-fed brother.

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Posted in: Newborns among 16 dead in Kabul hospital attack; 24 killed in funeral bombing See in context

Why does this happen, making war on and killing for no reason of women and babies? Do these perps consider themselves heroes? Seems more they have no shred of humanity and are pure evil.

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Posted in: Pence flouts U.S. hospital's mask policy during visit See in context

"Since I don't have the coronavirus, I thought it'd be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel, and look them in the eye and say thank you," he said

A clear example of his impaired intelligence. And Pence follows in the footsteps of his great leader.

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Posted in: U.S. vaccine expert says he was removed for opposing Trump-backed chloroquine See in context

Americans elected him, now reap the rewards of their choice....

And it's Americans pitted against Americans, the result keeping this misfit in office.

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Posted in: Trump cuts off U.S. payments to WHO during virus pandemic See in context

The WHO failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable,

The man who throws a tantrum when his avalanche of failings are pointed out to him is quick to blame others for his own. He is nothing more than a petulant child that never grew up.

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Posted in: North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles into sea See in context

Lil kim been eating well lately

Can't say that about the millions who are starving in his realm. Fat boy's eating disorder is not his only disorder. He has a thing with firing rockets, he wants attention and like someone else lying comes easy - no corona cases? Yeah, right.

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Posted in: Teacher suspended for slapping student on head and kicking him for 35 minutes See in context

This is a man with priors and should never set a foot in any school again.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship See in context

Reminiscent of China's early attempts to shut down whistleblowers in Wuhan.

Was my first thought as well. I'm sure many will come to the same conclusion.

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Posted in: Japanese ramen restaurant chain brings out noodles with cola dipping sauce See in context

What's next?

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Posted in: Sydney's Bondi beach closed after crowds defy social distancing orders See in context

So if you're seen to be having fun in one of the few places where this isn't a problem, they take it away from you?

Were you there instead of basing your judgement on a single photo? The problem is the attitude: you can do what you like, ignore all the rules. 'They' take it away from you. Something else might take it away from you.

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Posted in: Unless strong economic growth can push up corporate and income tax revenues, further consumption tax hikes can't be ruled out. It is a matter of timing. See in context

Slumping economies are not fixed by raising taxes. But who am I saying this not being a chief market economist.

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Posted in: Health workers may not be using hand sanitizer properly See in context

The 'other' 50% pretend to wash their hands when using the toilet stalls.

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Posted in: Trump 'apoplectic' with UK's Johnson over Huawei decision: Financial Times See in context

U.S. President Donald Trump was "apoplectic"

At least one thing the man excels at.

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Posted in: Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate rejects witnesses See in context

The whole circus with traits of a kangaroo court will be over soon.

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa cancels search for lunar love despite 27,722 applicants See in context

His recruiting sounded too ridiculous from the start.

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Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits 5 children on crossing See in context

Although the same people who drive are the ones who often are pedestrians too, when the latter are in the driver's seat they think the roads are theirs and ignore and disrespect those who walk the same roads. Instilling respect for and the right of pedestrians, cross walks or not, is a task this country has not accomplished since the start of motorization. Shame. And yes, one feels safer in the UK, the US and I may add in for example the Netherlands where drivers always stop for pedestrians.

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Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits 5 children on crossing See in context

Hi-tech country, lo-tech traffic systems.

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Posted in: Drunk ANA flight attendant causes 4 domestic flights to be delayed in Fukuoka See in context

Breaking the rules is a no-no, but suggesting in the repugnant headline the attendant was drunk is also a big no-no.

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Posted in: Survey reveals 70% of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary See in context

In 2019, the number of births in Japan numbered fewer than 87,000

That figure cannot be correct.

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Posted in: UK charges U.S. diplomat's wife over teen's death in crash See in context

Trump also appeared to be giving excuses for Sacoolas, saying American drivers often get confused because motorists in Britain drive on the left side of the road.

Trump could not have made a dumber comment. But at least he refrained from saying 'the wrong side of the road'.

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Posted in: Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action See in context

The major economies do not want to commit economic suicide. What a surprise.

The major economies, meaning their leaders - if you can call them that - refuse to take action that may help to save this earth. Their ostrich 'stick the head in the sand', indicating their stupidity attitude, will seal not only the fate of the believers' in climate change, but their own generation, offspring and the next. Do they see the faces of the latter? Do they live with that and sleep peacefully at night? Ask yourself, who put these people in power?

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Posted in: Do you think Christmas will still be celebrated in some form 100 years from now? See in context

Yes, it's been celebrated for just over 2000 years.

Minus 336.

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Posted in: Some people prefer to say holiday tree instead of Christmas tree. What's your view on this? See in context

Freedom of speech? Sure. As long as we know what people are talking about. Re: Holiday gifts, holiday cake, holiday wreath, holiday cards, etc. Next some of us will realize holiday means holy day, and then what?

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Posted in: Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor See in context

The Trump is probably not just a jerk, the man is sick.

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Posted in: Brazil's Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg a 'brat' See in context

Bolsonaro is a liar and a jerk who has nothing positive to offer to Brazil, the climate change, the environment. Greta is spot on with her remarks, but that does not sit well with people like Bolsonaro who all they can do is go into denial and become offensive.

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Posted in: Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor who devoted his life to Afghanistan See in context

Killed by cowardly bastards who have nothing else to contribute than murdering civilians. RIP Dr. Nakamura.

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Posted in: IMF urges Japan to double consumption tax to 20% by 2050 See in context

The point is that the majority of people can't afford a VAT with a 20% rate here since the prices before tax are already so high.

Exactly. People in Europe deal with high VAT, on certain products - not across the board, because products, noticeably food, are priced much lower than in Japan. Constantly raising consumption taxes, taxes that force people to lower their consumption and unfairly punish themselves and their children, is not a panacea to resolve a nation's monetary problems. Scrutinize and punish those responsible for creating an environment that depends on milking citizens to support irresponsible spending by immature and impotent administrations would go a long way to create a culture that does away with for ever promoting more power to global corporations and the links between corporations and government that do not have the rights of the people who support them in mind.

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Posted in: IMF urges Japan to double consumption tax to 20% by 2050 See in context

The IMF peeked in their crystal ball and saw 30 years ahead.

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