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Posted in: Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister See in context

Lying Johnson is being kept away from the press in case he opens his big, fat mouth and spouts his usual nonsense. It seems that this incompetent, dishonest, entitled buffoon is going to be forced upon us no matter what. It's a disgrace.

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Posted in: Japan chases 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds See in context

If I Was North Koreans, I would keep sailing to south Korea and never go back, but probably, every boat has a communists enforcer.

If they don't go back the Fat Controller will execute their families.

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Posted in: U.N. says world population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 See in context

We're doomed, although I'll probably be dead by then anyway.

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Posted in: Once a backer of the BOJ's price target, Abe turns his back on Kuroda See in context

I thought the purpose of the 2% target was to help devalue Japan's massive government debt. If there is deflation and lower salaries the chance of balancing the books becomes ever more difficult, ultimately leading to government insolvency.

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Posted in: Defense minister apologizes over Aegis deployment survey errors See in context

Satake expressed concern that the Araya district might already have been selected as a candidate site before the survey was conducted

Of course it was, and since the ministry has said it will not change its mind there seems little point in redoing the survey, wasting time and money for nothing.

However, it wasn't long ago that we were treated to quotes from Akita fishermen claiming they were "scared" about North Korean missiles. Surely they should welcome a system that defends against those missiles, instead of moaning about it?

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing officer denies charge; carries mental disability certificate See in context

"Now you can go to school with peace of mind." "Now I can move about freely,"

Are these people not aware that there are plenty more nutters out there? The over-reactions both before and after this guy was caught have been absurd. Don't walk around gawping at your phone: keep your head up, eyes open and watch out for the lunatics.

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Posted in: Hong Kong unrest alarms Taiwan with wary eye on China See in context

Most countries have extradition arrangement, so why not HK?

Not many countries have extradition agreements with China, for the reason that the Chinese "justice" system is an arm of the unelected dictatorship. Its aim is not justice, but the repression of those who dare to critcise the Chinese despots.

Still, the Chinese behaviour is a clear demonstration to the Taiwanese that any agreement made with China will not be upheld by the Chinese side. The Taiwanese should demand an end to the communist party dictatorship and free and fair elections in China as a precondition to any talks on reunification.

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Posted in: Abe denounces attacks on tankers near Strait of Hormuz See in context

It was probably our Saudi "allies" who attacked the ships. The same "allies" who destroyed the World Trade Center.

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Posted in: Too much Dolce Vita can get you banned from Rome See in context

If they don't want people to eat outside they should stop shops from selling food in takeaway containers.

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador says Israel has right to annex West Bank land See in context

The US imposed sanctions on Russia for annexing Crimea, I would expect a similar response to an Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights or West Bank. Anything else would be rank hypocrisy.

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Posted in: Mother, boyfriend sent to prosecutors over death of 2-year-old girl See in context

Yesterday it was reported that the child consultation centre employees were "too busy" to accompany the police on their visit in May.

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Posted in: No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018 See in context

Fewer people is better in the long run. The government will face short-term problems paying pensions, but that serves them right for their lack of planning: it's not as if this wasn't forseen years ago.

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Posted in: Tokyo expressway to have variable tolls during 2020 Olympics See in context

Let's organise a protest at olympic corruption and get everyone to drive round the expressway for hours, causing olympic "VIP"s (i.e. crooks) to get stuck in their limousines. That will teach them.

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling to restart July 1 after 3-decade hiatus See in context

Let's see how long this "commercial" whaling lasts before the operators start moaning and whining and demanding subsidies from our taxes.

I think the Japanese can do what they like in their own waters, but I will not be buying or eating whale, or doing anything that helps the whalers. If nobody buys the whale meat (and that includes the government), then it will stop.

The Miyagi town is called Ishinomaki by the way.

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Posted in: Hong Kong lawyers protest proposed extradition law changes See in context

These lawyers will be among the first to be extradited to China and never seen again.

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Posted in: Madonna says she feels 'raped' by New York Times profile See in context

Her performance at Eurovision was abysmal.

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Posted in: Ex-captive journalist denied passport issuance for 5 months See in context

Under the Constitution, for all Japanese nationals, freedom to leave and enter Japan is guaranteed. But the passport law stipulates that the government may not issue a passport if a destination country denies entry to the applicant, or it is deemed the applicant could harm national interest.

The Constitution takes priority over the passport law. The government must issue a passport or it will be breaking the law.

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Posted in: Gov't to have national IDs double as health cards by 2023 See in context

The universities I work absolutely required the My Number, to my distress. There was no choice about it.

Employers want to know your My Number, but you don't need to apply for the plastic card, which is what the government is trying to force on people. It's sufficient to use the paper version that they sent out to everyone.

For some reason, when sending in my tax return they also want a photocopy of the piece of paper with My Number on it. It's not enough to just write the number on the form. It seems ridiculous to me: they seem incapable of checking that the number I write on the tax return is the correct one, the one they gave me in the first place.

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Posted in: Travelport to offer airlines new booking code for non-binary gender passengers See in context

Everyone should choose "X", then there would be no point in collecting the data in the first place.

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Posted in: Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook See in context

Here "ask" = "require", i.e. anyone who doesn't put the Apple login button in their App will find their App removed from the store.

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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

"It's generally accepted by society that (wearing high heels) is necessary and reasonable in workplaces," Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Takumi Nemoto said during a Diet committee session.

This guy doesn't speak on behalf of "society". I would like to hear him explain how not wearing high heels would adversely affect job performance. Also, if high heels are "necessary" for women to do a job, why aren't they also mandatory for men?

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Posted in: Gov't to have national IDs double as health cards by 2023 See in context

How will they know if you have paid the health insurance premiums if you only have this ID card?

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Posted in: Tapioca beer puts bubble tea fandom to the test See in context

Isn't the point of German beer, like the Weihenstephan in the top picture, supposed to be its purity? Why ruin it? The mass market Kirin and Asahi stuff is already full of corn, rice and other rubbish and could hardly be made any worse.

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Posted in: Thousands protest against Trump in London See in context

I didn't see Corbyn at any rallies denouncing unelected dictator Xi Jinping during his visit to the UK. Nor have I heard Corbyn say a bad word about the murderer Putin. Perhaps if Trump starts killing people Corbyn will stop criticising him?

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Posted in: Deal or no deal, Britain leaves EU on Oct 31: Johnson See in context

You mean the scientifically proven safe genetically altered basic foodstuffs that resist disease, drought, and produce more bushels per acre than the alternatives?

Perhaps you can explain why "safe" US food results in ~450 deaths from salmonella each year, whereas there were no deaths from salmonella in the UK in recent years?

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Posted in: Former sheriff's deputy charged for lack of response in Florida school shooting See in context

"Had this individual done his job, lives would have been saved. Actions (or inaction) have consequences," he said in a statement.

This is supposition: it is also possible that had the guy gone into the building he might have been shot dead immediately, adding to the death toll.

If Rick Scott is so concerned about saving lives why doesn't he do something to stop lunatics from getting their hands on guns? If Scott did his job lives could be saved.

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Posted in: Apple leaves iTunes behind as it harmonizes software See in context

Isn't converting FLAC files into Apple's own lossless files the same? That's what I do and I can't tell the difference even though my hearing is very acute.

There wouldn't be any difference in quality since both formats are lossless. However, I ripped my CDs in FLAC format and do not want to convert the files to an Apple format. Why Apple refuse to support a common, open format is beyond me.

I use Clementine as a music player. It doesn't try to rearrange your files like iTunes, it can play FLACs and it works on Linux too.

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Posted in: Deal or no deal, Britain leaves EU on Oct 31: Johnson See in context

The UK will not be able to negotiate a decent trade deal with the US by itself. Only as part of the EU do we stand any chance of resisting US demands that we import their chemically adulterated, toxic food.

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Posted in: Apple leaves iTunes behind as it harmonizes software See in context

Good news if I can finally delete iTunes. Bad news if it is replaced by three different programs that Apple won't let me delete. If we're lucky the new music app will be able to play FLAC files. If not, it's completely useless for me.

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Posted in: Why Trump's Iran face-off may be more dangerous than North Korea See in context

I'm sure our Saudi "allies" would love to see a war between Iran and the US. Two sets of infidels killing one another is just what they want and would save them the trouble of doing it. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the Saudis tried to covertly bomb a US ship and blame it on Iran, just to stir things up.

Remember: the Saudis still teach their children that Iranians (shia muslims) and Westerners are infidels who must be killed. The Saudis are not out allies or friends.

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