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Posted in: Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' See in context

Why does Trump restrict his access to the press to in front of Marine One? His comments were a word salad of ignorance, paranoia, and megalomenia. One should be worried about his health.

Probably so the moment he keels over in a brain aneurysm they can fly him to hospital

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Posted in: Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' See in context

what a raving loon

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Posted in: Tokyo to get more ambulances to deal with heat during 2020 Olympics See in context

Too bad Esperanto wasn't employed, only 150 hours to learn and everyone visiting could also pick up a few easy phrases. Lots of Esperanto groups in Japan. Good temporary utility language. Then when the circus is over back to regular local programming.

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Posted in: China urges Japan, S Korea to resolve dispute through dialogue See in context

sure, it's worked so well so far

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Posted in: China says it has detained employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong See in context

China has lost it and no one believes it can be trusted. China would be better off to cut HK loose

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Posted in: Record 832 foreigners in Japan lose residency status in 2018 See in context

working trainees should have the legal option of switching companies. This might reward good employers and help them leave bad ones

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Posted in: U.S. power waning in Pacific, warns top Australian think tank See in context

it's not like Australia is going to spurn Communist China

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Posted in: China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong See in context

without freedom or the rule of law then it's not going to matter. Chinese rule means nothing

Hong Kong needs to be set free

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Posted in: UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages if it leaves EU, says contested leaked document See in context

It just means that all the dependencies will have to be met locally without the usual suspects benefiting.

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Posted in: Violence poses conundrum to Hong Kong protest movement See in context

Freedom is not a conundrum .

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Posted in: Paralympics expected to help promote understanding of disabilities: survey See in context

could have started with any kind of anti-discrimination laws between 2013 and now but I guess not

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test shortened due to bad water quality See in context

Having both a summer and winter games is no longer going to be viable on a climate changing earth. Ironically October for a single unified games with only compatible sports remaining will likely be possible

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test shortened due to bad water quality See in context

"It is regrettable..."

no, it is obvious, and entirely avoidable. Should have taken a page from history and put the games in October just like the '64 games

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Posted in: Ethics commissioner finds Canadian PM Trudeau violated ethics See in context

Twitter sums it up nicely: """When the alternative is a racist climate crisis denier whose tactics and values seem closely aligned to the MAGA movement and Yellow Jackets?.... Uh, let me think....

Nope! I am still good with Trudeau, thanks."""

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

Willful blindness continues to undermine Japan's credibility when it can't even make a new list and just have a non-war criminal based shrine. It's just a list. But it's more important to keep the right wingers happy. It's as if the government doesn't know that it is no longer Imperial Japan

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Posted in: It's about time to move ahead with full-fledged discussions on the Constitution in the Diet. See in context

No it isn't. You didn't win enough. The people said meh

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Posted in: 23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized in week in Japan due to heat See in context

No one understands heatstroke otherwise they wouldn't make kids run around in inhumane conditions. Summer in Japan should be half working days. People don't cool off later either just take it and their bodies never get a break.

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Posted in: Pompeo voiced support for Japan over wartime labor issue: sources See in context

It was the SK court system that made the ruling not the sitting government. So unless Japan thinks like China where government and the courts are the same thing, there's nothing SK can do a whole lot about. But that's how democracies work. Look how the USA courts thwart Trump over and over. Separation of powers yet Pompeo would sponsor Japan? Huh? Where do they find these people?

No one can make SK and Japan talk again. It has to be real and it would have been better to stay out of it.

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Posted in: Ethics commissioner finds Canadian PM Trudeau violated ethics See in context

SNC-Lavalin is well known to Canadians as a corrupt company with decades of influence on government crossing all political stripes. Trudeau needed to find a way out and couldn't. No one believes for a second what's his name Sheer, the PC leader, a Harper protege wouldn't have done much differently. The problem is swapping one for the other results in no change.

Hence the growing Green Party poll numbers with the climate emergency upon us all.

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Posted in: Gunman who wounded at least 6 Philadelphia police officers in custody See in context

If only the police were armed none of this would have ever happened......oh wait

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Posted in: Should Japan send Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to the Strait of Hormuz to escort tankers bringing oil to Japan? See in context

Legal or not, had they sent ships, support for Article 9 would just increase

As well, Article 9 keeps them back

so it's the perfect perpetual stalemate on the warhawks and that's just fine

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Posted in: Portable fans a breath of fresh air in sweltering summer heat See in context

What's the humidity level? http://www.csgnetwork.com/canhumidexcalc.html

33C with the humidity can be mid 40's

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Posted in: Democratic candidates blame Trump, NRA for inaction on guns See in context

This is how it's done:

Meticulous and lengthy background checks

28 day waiting period

3rd party referral

adequate justification ie: profession requirement

pass a safety test

proper locked storage and separation of ammunition

made inoperable with a trigger lock

weak gun lobby

no 2nd amendment

paid licensing like owning a car

gun owner is licensed and every gun is registered with local police

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Posted in: Nagasaki observes 74th anniversary of A-bombing See in context

Given that Japan became an arms dealer in 2014 I don't think the central government is listening

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Posted in: Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima See in context

Probably dump it into the ocean the day after closing ceremonies

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Posted in: Abe hopes for win-win trade deal with U.S. at early date See in context

Nobody wins when Trump is involved

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Posted in: Trump dismisses trade war fears; China warns of market chaos See in context

I think JT mentioned an article once showing a Japanese study that rare earth metals are more abundant from the ocean floor so that might be the way to go to divest from China

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Posted in: Hiroshima mayor urges Japan to join nuclear ban treaty; Abe declines See in context

Meanwhile Abe overturned the ban on arms sales in April of 2014 so Japan could be an arms dealer. Maybe they can discuss arms sales during the ceremonies.

Whoopsies

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Posted in: At least 20 dead, 26 wounded after shooting at Walmart store in Texas See in context

'Merica. Headline couldn't be a more USA sentence

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