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Posted in: Japan protests after reporter blocked from covering meeting in China See in context

Japan has lodged a protest with China about freedom of speech 

just make sure you refer to the fact in the reporting at all times, that the leader doesn't like to be compared to Winnie the Pooh, a protest symbol in China.

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Posted in: Trump warns of violence if Republicans lose fall elections See in context

you mean more than the 234 mass shootings in 239 days? The gun-crazed will have to check their calendars, to see if they can fit it in

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Posted in: Abe calls for better cyber, space defense capabilities See in context

why are conservatives so scared of space all of a sudden? There's nothing

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Posted in: When cars fly? Japan wants airborne vehicles to take off See in context

why though

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Posted in: A controversial comeback for a highly prized tuna See in context

They'll just be wiped out again. So much for "stewardship"

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Posted in: Self-driving taxi with paying passengers tested in Tokyo in world first See in context

I'd like to hear who the car is registered to and to whom responsibility lies upon an accident? The technology is clearly enough to help people at this point, and that's as far as it needs to go. That in itself reduces accidents without unemploying millions

Outright replacing people serves no economic benefit. It must be stated that the economy is for humans, not corporations

To the companies that have no more drivers, they don't have a business anymore. If there's no incentive to live in rural Japan that will just continue and not help increase inhabitants

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Posted in: Liberal Democrat and Trump-backed Republican to face off for Florida governor See in context

Trump's legislative agenda

which is what exactly? Learn how to read? Join the Russian Federation?? Cut all EPA funding and watch the USA burn?

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Posted in: End of an era: Emperor's abdication to reset Japan calendar See in context

it was the iron fist of the calendar lobby's hold on the Abe government (??!!??) that forced the Emperor to delay his departure otherwise he'd be long since retired by now

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Posted in: Gov't employment rate of disabled halved after probe into padding See in context

Sheesh, at this point the gov't is 100% disabled. No abilities

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Posted in: Florida shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental illness See in context

sounds like the whole family needed a psychiatrist

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Posted in: Florida shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental illness See in context

234th shooting on the 239th day of the year. Travel advisories on USA?

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Posted in: Florida shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental illness See in context

So they gave him guns! FacePalm USA

Your 234th mass shooting this year

I can't even...

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Posted in: Japan to nurture young scientists by integrating education programs See in context

reduce the budget on English failures and put it back into successful science

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Not realistic I know, some NAFTA or NAFTA-like agreement will come to pass eventually. Even state/provincial would be better. I was hoping that the CPTPP would come into its own sooner and help diversify us off the loonie tunes

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Also all the thumbs down on what is basically history and not my opinion on that history is another reason I'll be happy with a cancelled trade agreement with the USA

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

This agreement highlights how completely useless the Canadian PM Trudeau is. Shear idiocy and complete disregard for Canadians by barging into trade meetings demanding a bunch of social justice warrior concessions and then stamping out of the room.

What a diatribe. This is not how anything happened nor how we conduct trade. You may be confused with PM Harper who did those exact things (minus the social wage requirements that USA just agreed to with Mexico)

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Canadian government is waiting for the Trump government to hoist itself on its own petard and is willing to wait it out until the USA drop the ball. Any day now. It's the only way out of this mess

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

The misguided and inept Rightists comments here, only prove the need for the dispute panels and are exactly what Canada fights against with facts every time, and win

Volume does not equal correct

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

It's political theatre as noted by CBC news: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nafta-wednesday-roos-1.4117414

"""Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo was back at the USTR office again Wednesday, as five weeks of talks between the two countries continued.

He suggested there are some competing agendas between Mexican officials like him, representing the outgoing president, and the negotiator who will be taking over the NAFTA file later this year, Jesus Seade.

Mexican negotiators were under pressure to try to reach an agreement by the end of this week in order for something to be signed before the government changes hands."""

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

BlacklabelToday  08:13 am JST

The foreign minister said it does exist:

It's a meaningless statement from an outgoing government. The new government will also make a deal. There won't be two different deals

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Further reading on this topic reveals that this might all just be political theatre on the outgoing Nieto government as the new government of Mexico will have a different negotiator in the fall. This may be about autos but that's not the entire agreement until Canada Mexico and USA tri-laterally sign off on it.

Ideally not until next year when the new US Congress has a lot more socialists. That would be preferred

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Also it's not just the USA that's having an election in Nov, Canada has its national election in October of 2019. It can't give the opposition fodder that it sold out Canadians over an entire year before the vote. It's already bungled the environmental file and the election file. It would seal the notion away that the Liberal party isn't anything but a Conservative-light party. Therefore electing the Conservatives as punishment doesn't make any sense as they would gladly sellout Canadians even more (they're like a mini-GOP). So this leaves the NDP with an untested leader or the Green party that hasn't had more than 5% of the vote. It's a mess, so the Liberals can't be seen as acquiescing to a predictable belligerent position from an ignorant USA leadership or it can kiss its re-election goodbye

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Also tariffs aren't much of a threat when they enrich Canadian companies. We're the producers and sellers dummies. If nothing it helps Canadians learn about Canadian companies that produce local items that maybe didn't get press before.

Ketchup was in the news over the last couple of years. French's makes ketchup with Leamington Ontario tomatoes but Kraft uses USA tomatoes. Kraft had abandoned Ontario but French's moved in and has had spikes in sales because of it. Sales of French's have gone up so much that protests on stores that don't carry the items have forced retailers to sell it.

While there are negatives, there are also positives

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Mexico agreed to eliminate dispute settlement panels for certain anti-dumping cases, a move that could complicate talks with Canada, which had insisted on the panels.

Big deal breaker. USA CONSTANTLY files some litigious dispute with Canada to pander to votes during their local elections, only to lose in the panel because it doesn't have facts. How many times? A dozen?  

If we lose the dispute resolution panels, it just opens up Canada to every loon lawsuit that comes out of your country that every Canadian has witnessed probably their entire lives. That's a no.

If NAFTA and FTA is cancelled the prices for numerous items will skyrocket as USA doesn't physically have the resources that Canada sells to it. Lumber for homes and aluminum (trying to get myself to say aluminium these days) for soft drinks to name two. When steel is produced, it crosses the border multiple times. If all that stops what happens to steel production?

Also Nieto just lost an election and he's signing this now? Does the new president agree or I thought the whole point was to get rid of the back room deals? Mexico might not be happy

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

If NAFTA is cancelled, FTA is back in effect.

However USA has been making wingnut demand after wingnut demand leaving Canada to play the polite delay game without angering the stupids in DC. Given that border states are Canada's largest recipients of our trade, even on a collapse, there would still be border trade. If the national agreements fail, state/provincial agreements can follow easily enough

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Posted in: Self-driving taxi with paying passengers tested in Tokyo in world first See in context

Clearly the technology can be used to help drivers. It doesn't need to replace them as well. If people want to drive they should be allowed to

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Posted in: Self-driving taxi with paying passengers tested in Tokyo in world first See in context

Innovation for the sake of it removes choices and the joy of living

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Posted in: LDP faction led by Aso seeks referendum on Constitution change by next summer See in context

referendums are different than voting. Voting it's the same old dinosaurs. Referendums are on a single issue that everyone can vote on. I have high hopes that what they want will be trounced once and for all keeping Article 9 safe and sound from the warmongering rightists

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Posted in: In Arizona, replacing McCain a political balancing act See in context

Just find another un-indicted co-conspirator like the president. GOP is full of them

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Posted in: Morales homers in 7th straight game as Jays fall to Phillies See in context

It's nice, glad for Morales, but our season (Jays) has been over a while ago and all that remains before the 31st trade deadline is if Josh Donaldson will be traded

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