Why isn't this murderer in jail?
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First Johnson says this:
"I don't want an election"
Then moments later he says this:
"I can confirm that we are tonight tabling a motion under the Fixed Term Parliament Act."
The man is utterly incapable of telling the truth.
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This fool is free to say what he likes. Similarly, others are free to slag him off for his idiocy. It's funny how these right wingers, who demand free speech for themselves, always start whining when people criticise them.
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The next few days will show us who really is prepared to do "everything necessary" to stop a no-deal Brexit, and who is a posturing windbag. It's time to put up, or shut up.
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But I wouldn't use the "Let's spend it on our NHS instead" quote. You can dislike it, but it wasn't a lie.
That phrase by itself isn't technically a lie; the lie was, and is, "We send £350 million to the EU every week".
That amount has never been sent by the UK to the EU. This can easily be verified, e.g. here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/publicsectorfinance/articles/theukcontributiontotheeubudget/2017-10-31
The UK government and treasury figures show that Johnson was lying about the 350 million, but Johnson keeps repeating it regardless. This is the behaviour of a charlatan.
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The TV is also full of programmes in which everyone is shouting. That problem is easily solved by turning it off.
The police used to drive around at 3 or 4 in the morning where we live, shouting through their loudspeaker at the taxis parked on the side of the road (a wide road with multiple lanes and almost no traffic at 3 am). They would do this every 20-30 minutes. I complained several times and eventually they stopped. One young policeman asserted that they could use their speakers in an emergency and insisted that illegally parked cars at 4 am were an emergency matter. So there you are: if you see an illegally parked car, call 110; it's an emergency!
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Soon after, detail emerge that the spokesman (for whatever reason) had been quite dishonest himself. Number 10 published information which proved Boris was telling the truth. The media were not interested in publishing these details though.
Could you provide a link to this "evidence" that No. 10 produced (and not just a statement that they produced "evidence")? The only articles I can find, e.g. this one https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49470831 state that the company in question refuted the "evidence".
It appears that Johnson was indeed lying (as usual).
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The graphs in the paper this morning all showed average incomes rising in the future, whereas the reality in recent years is they have been stagnant or falling. Even if the pension payout remains at 60% of average income, if those incomes continue to fall so will pensions.
I thought the consumption tax increase was supposed to help make pensions sustainable, but the government has decided to fritter it away on other things instead. I suppose it gives them the opportunity to use the same argument when they raise the consumption tax to 15%.
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If they had built the village next to the stadium, or vice-versa, they wouldn't have to worry about this kind of thing.
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So, Tepco "may" do something at some unspecified point in the future. Then again, they might not. In fact, they almost definitely won't.
This "promise" has no value whatsoever and it is an insult to the local people for Tepco to make it.
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It is routine in Japan for preparations for trials to take months.
In Ghosn's case the preparations are taking years, despite the Japanese persecutors claiming they already have plenty of evidence. It's almost as if the persecutors are dragging their feet on purpose.
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These places could be in any city and destroy the character of Tokyo. Why would anyone want to travel to Japan to see these rectangular boxes? Despite the guff about oases and greenery, the only reason they build these towers is to maximise profits.
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I have a nice Citizen watch that receives radio time signals. It is always accurate and far cheaper than the watch shown here.
Nobnaga: In recent years the prices of some mechanical watches have rapidly increased, reaching multiple millions of Yen. Some people buy them as investments. My friend makes good money buying and selling them.
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As Trump is in a deal-making mood I think China should ask to buy California. Trump can get rid of all those pesky democrat voters at a stroke and also get billions in cash to give to the remaining US states. What's not to like? And China has trillions in US bonds it could use to make the purchase.
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Here is the article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634
They state that women living in areas with fluoridated water had an average of 0.69 mg/L of fluoride in their urine, whereas those in non-fluoridated areas had 0.40 mg/L. Thus, the effect on IQ, if any, would be about 1 point. Given the sample sizes it's difficult to draw any firm conclusions.
They also note that black and green tea are also significant sources of fluoride, which I didn't know. One more thing to worry about if you are pregnant.
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I'm sure they will be splitting up again soon, probably just before the next election. Too many egos and too few positions of importance in a single party makes this inevitable.
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In addition to the suspended sentence he has also lost his job. I think that is punishment enough for a first offence.
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Hope they also increase the quality of their in flight meals! Worst of any airline.
That nauseating breakfast omelette they give you towards the end of a long-haul flight is enough to make anyone heave. Even thinking about it is making me queasy.
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Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were suppressing the lawmakers' ability to carry out their oversight role.
What self-appointed "oversight role" is this? I would like to see Omar travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran and other middle eastern dumps and investigate the repression of women and murder of homosexuals in those countries. Will she criticise those countries for their appalling treatment of political opponents and minorities? I very much doubt it.
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Trump should have told Cook to move production out of China if he wants to avoid tariffs.
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The worst case scenario may be unlikely, but it is possible. Gove and Lying Johnson should admit that shortages of food, fuel and medicine are definitely possible if their no-deal approach is followed.
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I think the question should be: "Are you or your children willing to be sent to the middle east as part of the SDF?". If people aren't willing to sacrifice their own and their childrens' lives they shouldn't expect others to be asked to do so.
It's called the "self defence force". Getting involved in an argument between two dumps on the other side of the world (Saudi Arabia and Iran) has nothing to do with the defence of Japan. Leave them to fight amongst themselves.
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It should be obvious that using these vaping devices cannot be any good for you; the only question is how bad are they? I expect it will take many years before a clear picture emerges. Those hospitalised can console themselves with the thought that they are willing pioneers in this medical experiment.
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My son stayed at a temple in Kyoto last year. It was a very reasonable price, not the nonsense prices quoted above.
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That bloke on the left who isn't clapping is now in a labour camp.
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If China is so great perhaps Bainimarama can explain why he allowed a Chinese company to ignore Fijian laws and destroy part of the island of Malolo?
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Here we go again: Japan found guilty of breaking the rules and whining when caught. Under the rules the Japanese must destroy their illegal stock of sei whale meat, just as ivory and rhino horn is destroyed when found. Instead, the Japanese will probably withdraw from CITES in a sulk.
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