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Posted in: Fuel pumps run dry in UK as govt blames panic buying See in context

maybe get electric vehicles then you're not dependent on imports

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Posted in: LDP leader likely to be decided in runoff vote between Kono, Kishida See in context

Kishida, who is viewed as more stable.

controllable I think they mean.

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Posted in: Do you think tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon and YouTube have too much control over what people see and read? See in context

you can even measure this. Do a search, then do another search in Incognito Mode. They won't be the same

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Posted in: Suga suggests optimism for lifting state of emergency See in context

Olympics are gone now, they can say whatever they want now. No one left to impress

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Posted in: PM hopefuls rally local support with focus on tourism, agriculture See in context

With all the outside party questions this is looking like a one party state election not what should just be a leadership convention.

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Posted in: Japan's universities tightening background checks on foreign students See in context

they realize spies can lie on forms, right?

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Posted in: China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal See in context

well if China closes all the crypto servers in China that should cripple the ridiculous hobby that never made any sense on a planet with finite resources.

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Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics were symbol of global unity See in context

more like slavery to the multinational corportations by Japan and all participants

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

Kono has drawn questions from his rivals after proposing creating a guaranteed minimum portion of public pension that would be fully financed by tax revenues instead of premiums.

work until you die or vote Kono

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Posted in: Taiwan applies to join Pacific trade deal days after China See in context

Let them complain. What could China do? Boot the Ambassadors from the rest of TPP members who voted to let Taiwan in? That would do more harm than good. Xi would stomp his feet and make loud noises of complaint but ultimately China's hands would be tied. Gawd I would love to see it.

Exactly. The opening up of the TPP to Taiwan and others (UK? Lithuania?) would finally put an end to China influence

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Posted in: Taiwan applies to join Pacific trade deal days after China See in context

When we accept Taiwan and reject China , we open the doors for other countries who also want to spurn China the economic weight and protection to do so. Thus the Pacific part of the trade pact name may need to be dropped

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Posted in: Taiwan applies to join Pacific trade deal days after China See in context

@Peter14. Let the UK and Taiwan in first. As members they will also get to veto China's application.

Exactly. Along with Canada, and many other countries. CCP China has money but not a future. The real growth comes from democracies working and competing together. Once China is in forever would it be bogged down, just like the UN. Adding Taiwan would keep China out

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Posted in: Taiwan applies to join Pacific trade deal days after China See in context

We should accept Taiwan and formerly reject China

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Posted in: Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells tournament See in context

Does she have any other interests? with millions in the bank she could basically live off the interest forever (non-Japanese Bank interest), and develop herself as a person

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Posted in: Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells tournament See in context

if she's being this much of a sore loser she should take a break until she can answer the question "Do you like tennis?"

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Posted in: Asian investors soothed by Evergrande bond plan See in context

let it crash

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

I recognize it's going to take a lot of time but if democracies around the world are ready too then we shouldn't feel like it's just our own burden but rather an opportunity for everyone to grow through competition. That's how I feel about TPP

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

It's scary, because it's powerful, but it's there, whether we like it or not.

Very true sadly. All the more reason to divest from China, not increase our dependence upon it. I'm happy to support that endeavour.

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

I guess the reason I lean more towards letting them in, is that there is no overarching authority under which nations operate. 

all we have are our own ethical standards. If that's too much to ask versus making a $1 then we are not better than China and I cannot accept that

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

But it doesn’t take into account that massive size of China’s economy, and the fact that the rest of us have a degree of dependency upon it

Doesn't matter how large it is. Selling out human rights for a $4 hair dryer isn't a compelling argument for me when I can still live well without them.

We did this already with South Africa during the Mulroney years, helping force that country end Appartied along with other nations. Even had Mandela thank Canada. Given the weight of the Chinese economy if there are trade blocks against it, it won't be able to grow outside its borders if enough nations say no. Thus the economic opportunity is with us, not China.

The TPP gives us all that option

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Posted in: Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election See in context

Election Day!

While the simulation projections have the Liberals return for another minority Parliament one never really knows how it'll go. Sometimes there can be a swing "feeling" in the air as people decide who they don't want or a large group are not counted in the polling. Because of FPTP we can't choose who we like as the resulting vote split rewards the very person we don't want with office. That's the same problem right wing or left which is stunning that we can't get this archaic voting system replaced.

Let's see if this holds up at all. Also given the mail in balloting we may not have a result until Tues or Wed versus same day. Computer projection: LPC 148, CPC 126, NDP 31, BQ 32, GPC 2, PPC 0. 170 needed for majority. If that's a baseline that will help see what direction the electorate goes

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

This seems like a good opportunity for Canada to apply some political leverage against China on the matter.

maybe so, but a trade block to allow a nation as corrupt as China into it would defealt the purpose of lawful commerce including reciprocity. How can their human rights just be blown over in general? It would be too much to give away. China is just not ready to be anyone's partner

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

How are we to accept them when we have two Canadians imprisoned for political games?

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

We should add the country of Taiwan yes, but China no

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

Absolutely no way. It makes sense for the current signatories to help us all power up without China nor the USA so they don't bully us into their and only their policies. They are not what you call equal partners.

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Posted in: Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election See in context

and open the country back up.

what, like the disaster in Alberta?

I hope the PPC pick up enough seats to make them viable partners

PPC will pick up zero seats. It's not how ridings work in a FPTP system. They would have to beat out their fellow right wing Conservatives to win a single seat.

Do you even know how votes are done in Canada?

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Posted in: New Hong Kong electors decided with only 1 opposition member See in context

People need to start leaving, China's grip will just increase

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Posted in: Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election See in context

Sorry Cons but you can downvote me all you like but you still lose tomorrow and your leader will quit

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Posted in: Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election See in context

This would result in a the Liberal Party choosing a new leader.

While I would like that to happen so we can have real progressive policies implemented, there's no rule for that to occur. He's very popular within his party and would probably survive a Liberal Party of Canada confidence vote

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Posted in: Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election See in context

Liberals destroyed that country as well, except for Calgary.

Yeah Canadians live longer than Americans as we have socialized medicine like the rest of the civilized world.

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PBS does not own, manage, or control those images

Yeah it's called a subdomain has nothing to do with PBS. Twimg stands for Twitter Image. And its domain name is twimg.com . Anyone can make a subdomain without your permission, ie: xyz.twimg.com . You don't control the internet

Link is just a graphic chart of Conservative bias newspapers across Canada, with the Ottawa Citizen endorsing the Cons every single election as per PostMedia orders. Hilariously Canadians ignore the newspapers and vote how they like

Haven't bought a newspaper in years. Probably never will again. Wondering if it's a generational technological gap leaving the Cons behind

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