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Posted in: Trump's immigration order faces mounting legal questions See in context

Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:46PM JST Trump then goes on to actually implement a ban on as many Muslims as he can

Trump: Difficult to prove refugees are Christian

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Posted in: Trump's visit to UK still on as online petition opposing it tops 1.5 million signatures See in context

Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:39PM JST And if people agree with what he's doing, why has his disapproval rating shot up in the past few days: http://fortune.com/2017/01/29/donald-trump-approval-rating-gallup/

So your source is from 1,500 adults via telephone poll? I understand your problem. Trump's disapproval rating has increased 6 points in the last 4 days, according to the poll. As of Jan. 28, about 51% of Americans polled disapproved of Trump, up from 45% on Jan. 22 — six days prior to the most recent results. By contrast, about 42% approve of the job he's doing, a more moderate change compared to the 45% who approved of him on Jan. 22.

To obtain its results, Gallup surveys about 1,500 adults daily via telephone, and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Stay away from fake news.

So your source is from 1,500 adults via telephone poll?

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Posted in: Trump's immigration order faces mounting legal questions See in context

Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:14PM JST But the difference is that Trump has taken that determination and used it to deny the people, based on their religion.

No. Only from these countries. Same as Obama. If you based on their religion, any Muslim from India, Saudi Arabia or Philippines?

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Posted in: Trump's visit to UK still on as online petition opposing it tops 1.5 million signatures See in context

Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:07PM JST Where are you seeing that?

New Rasmussen Poll Reveals Silent Majority Approves Of Immigration Ban

While vocal, and often violent, disaffected Hillary protesters may get a lot of media attention, a new Rasmussen poll out today reveals that the silent majority of Americans, men and women who don't have time to protest 24 hours a day because they actually go to work to provide for their families, support Trump's temporary immigration ban from 7 mostly-Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa. In fact, per the new poll, 57% of likely U.S. voters actually approve of the ban while only 33% were opposed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.

Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided.

This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four-month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on visitors from these seven countries.

Source: www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-30/new-rasmussen-poll-reveals-silent-majority-approves-immigration-ban

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Posted in: Trump's immigration order faces mounting legal questions See in context

frontandcentre JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:03PM JST US citizens are more likely to face terrorist threats as a consequence of this unjust ban than they would have been if the existing safeguards had continued to be applied.

The U.S. was refusing entry to many Muslims long before Trump took office. The fact remains that these countries were first formally singled out as potential threats under Obama, not Trump.

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Posted in: Trump's visit to UK still on as online petition opposing it tops 1.5 million signatures See in context

TigersTokyoDome JAN. 31, 2017 - 02:42PM JST He is just playing on uneducated concerns linking unemployment with immigration and terrorism with Muslims.

His poll is close to 56 percent approval. America ask almost nothing of immigrants any more. People do not care whether they come legally and will obey the law once they’re here. They have no concern whether they can support themselves, or whether they will become wards of the state. They can hate or love America. If an immigrant commits a crime against his hosts, they would commit a greater crime by sending ungracious guest home. Remember, Obama send 36,000 home three years ago. Citizenship as a cherished privilege has utterly vanished. So has any idea of gratitude. A hallowed notion of legality, of being more law-abiding even than native-born Americans, has disappeared among immigrants.

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Posted in: Trump's visit to UK still on as online petition opposing it tops 1.5 million signatures See in context

TigersTokyo DomeJAN. 31, 2017 - 02:26PM JST I am glad that you are so proud of YOUR country. Your country just elected a racist who makes sexual locker-room chat about children in shopping malls and with no political experience whatsoever - as President of the US..!

Trump’s isolationist ideology has three components, opposition to U.S. alliances, opposition to free trade and support for authoritarianism. If translated into policy in a Trump administration, could do away with the liberal international order that the U.S. helped design after WWII and has led ever since.

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Posted in: JAL screening passengers from nations subject to U.S. entry ban See in context

bass4funk JAN. 31, 2017 - 08:38AM JST It has nothing to do with freedom or rights, the US is not in any circumstance required to let anyone in from any country if there are concerns about the security of an individual(s) coming from countries that have a history of terrorism or are hostile to the US.

There is a long process for refugees to make it to the U.S. Most of them are first screened by the UN high commissioner for refugees, which then refers them to various countries, including the U.S. The U.S. government then screens them through multiple intelligence databases, along with interviews and biometric identity checks. The entire process typically takes 18 to 24 months.There are no foolproof systems. but the current system is strong and there is no evidence any terrorists have made such an attempt thus far.

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Posted in: Duterte says he once threw man from helicopter, would do it again See in context

noypikantoku DEC. 30, 2016 - 04:00PM JST Duterte don't go through due process you don't know if all of these people are really guilty or not.

Very few are protesting. Problem is that he has the popular support. Your point doesn't matter.

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Posted in: Takata close to settling U.S. criminal probe See in context

smithinjapanDEC. 29, 2016 - 06:24PM JST Shut Takata down. They are criminals.

What's with Takaka 11 lives? If the lives were so important, how come government didn't shut down GM? The side saddle fuel tank design installed in over 10 million trucks from 70's to late 80's GM full-size trucks is the worst auto crash fire defect in the history with over 2,000 people were killed in fire crashes involving these trucks. And the government gave them slap in the wrist?

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Posted in: Defense minister visits Yasukuni shrine one day after returning from Pearl Harbor See in context

tinawatanabeDEC. 30, 2016 - 02:33PM JSTsfjp330 - Shrine visit is Japan's most important culture, nothing to do with trade or business.

As a government it is in their duties to acknowledge the wrongdoings of their forefathers and help prevent such things from occurring again. Unfortunately, the same history has countless, consistent denial by high-ranking Japanese officials denying that sadistic war time crimes ever took place. The real message of the war criminals being enshrined at Yasukuni is that no matter what you do, no matter how much suffering you inflict, if you have Japanese blood in your veins you are ok. On the other hand if you are foreigner, no matter how much they have suffered it is not important, you are not Japanese. Considering the suffering inflicted on neighboring Asian countries by Japan is it so hard to call them the 'invasions' that they are rather than 'advances'? If Hiroshima and Nagasaki are crimes then surely Japan's wartime actions are also crimes, why is it so easy for Japanese people to acknowledge A-bomb victims and so hard to acknowledge Asian victims of Japan's wartime aggression? Simple, The A-bomb victims were Japanese and therefore important and the others were foreign and therefore less than human and unimportant. That is the underlying fact that is hard to move beyond that for Japan.

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Posted in: Trump accuses Obama of throwing up 'inflammatory' roadblocks See in context

sfjp330DEC. 30, 2016 - 01:47PM JSTAnyone without prejudice would accept that Obama has been very strong in his leadership, and that the incoming president is about to wreck all that and create a disaster equivalent to, if not surpassing, the weak leadership Bush jr. showed, due to his cluelessness in foreign policy.

Obama has strong leadership in Iraq, Syria, and middle east policy? After 8 years, where? Back to square one.

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Posted in: Duterte says he once threw man from helicopter, would do it again See in context

noypikantokuDEC. 30, 2016 - 02:10PM JSTbut I am from Manila Philippines and we have LAWS there, the main problem is not drugs! but indeed the enforcement of our laws,

You have over 2,000 that were killed. How many went through due process?

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Posted in: U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election hacking See in context

Obama, you have three weeks left. Is this the best you can do? Why didn't you build the wall?

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Posted in: In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements See in context

albaleoDEC. 29, 2016 - 09:25AM JST If Netanyahu actually said this, it's neither helpful nor accurate. In 1948, the United Nations received complaints of atrocities from all sides. The response was to call for a cease fire. If that constitutes silence, then it applies to all parties. Also, the territories conquered by the Arab states were not part of the self-declared State of Israel which the quote might imply.

Until settlement takes place, U.S. should stop funding Israel of 38 billion for next 10 years.

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Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi' See in context

YubaruDEC. 30, 2016 - 08:10AM JST Yearly warning, and ever so sadly, too many people will literally choke to death because they dont think THEY can't handle it.

What your saying is after living 65 to 85 years they don't know?

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Posted in: Duterte says he once threw man from helicopter, would do it again See in context

noypikantoku DEC. 30, 2016 - 01:38PM JST Not at all, I want him to follow the Philippine constitution and law ,

You ever been to Philippines? Follow the Philippines constitution and law? Who is following? Who is going to enforce it? Nobody. Where are you? U.S. just ignores. Your talking about Philippines.

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Posted in: Trump accuses Obama of throwing up 'inflammatory' roadblocks See in context

Strangerland DEC. 30, 2016 - 01:31PM JST Obama has been doing his job as president. Trump put up his own walls, by making statements that are at odds with decades of American policy, when he is supposed to step into and continue that American policy. If he wasn't so out there, nothing Obama has done would be putting up any walls.

Huh? Where have you been? Obama is a weak leader. Obama, is incapable of providing the necessary leadership strengths. In this case it includes both domestic and foreign leadership. A strong leader knows how to chose his or her support staff to provide the highest degree of strength to complement their leadership to which Obama failed miserably. Anyone without prejudice would accept the problems of Obama's presidency as weakness in leadership, unpreparedness, incompetence and in general lack of understanding in problem solving both before and after problems.

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Posted in: Defense minister visits Yasukuni shrine one day after returning from Pearl Harbor See in context

tinawatanabe DEC. 30, 2016 - 11:42AM JST Visiting Yasukuni has nothing to do with history perception.

It's fact. If it was ok, why don't we see your emperor visiting Yasukuni? Yasukuni has a problem with 14 class A including your friend Tojo. Do you see German government reps visiting nazi cemetery with 14 class A?

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Posted in: S Korean politicians call for nullifying sex slave deal with Japan See in context

melonbarmonsterDEC. 29, 2016 - 10:36AM JST The so called agreement was a joke to begin with. First of all, it wasn't an apology. It was a statement of regret.

Japan made an apology and promised millions payment that would provide care for the women. The Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers said each side considered it a “final and irreversible resolution” of the issue. It's a done deal.

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Posted in: Abe pays respects at Hawaii memorials before Pearl Harbor visit See in context

theeastisredDEC. 27, 2016 - 10:16AM JST Not necessarily an apology but I think it would be good to recognise clearly that Japan was led in the wrong direction by a military-dominated government

Will Abe specifically acknowledge Japan started the war? Judging by his past speech, probably not.

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Posted in: British singer George Michael dies at 53 See in context

TigersTokyoDome DEC. 27, 2016 - 02:16PM JST youre going to look like a bit of an idiot arent you.

In 2008 when he was caught smoking crack cocaine in a public toilet. After the release of his last album, Symphonica in March 2014, George was said to be smoking crack cocaine once again.

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Posted in: Abe aims to send message of U.S. alliance strength at Pearl Harbor See in context

GWDEC. 25, 2016 - 05:47PM JST Yes Japan loaned etc to China trying to BUY it off all the while denying.

Deng visited Japan in 1978 agreed that the issue should be left to future generations to solve. It was in Japans national interest to go along with Deng Xiaopings proposal to leave things for the next 20 or 30 years.

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Posted in: Abe aims to send message of U.S. alliance strength at Pearl Harbor See in context

@GW

Regarding Japan’s attitudes towards China, let’s not forget the many billions of dollars in direct payment and loan assistance which Japan has provided to China over many decades, and which China has eagerly taken to finance its development. It seems odd that China conveniently forgot past aggressions from Japan when billions of money was flowing its way. China’s continuing problems with its neighbors go far beyond its relations with Japan. How do you think China is where they are today? Technology that was provided by Japan?

How time has changed. It may seem strange today but Mao Zedong discouraged public discourse about the Japanese invasion and waived reparations. During his reign, Nanking was far from becoming Chinese target for Japanese brutality. Why Japan became a easy target? This was when new communist leaders, transforming their country into a market economy, first began to face the problems of uneven growth, which included social unrest on a huge scale. Honoring the memories of Sino-Japanese War became main focus to the post-Cold War Chinese strategy of finding new foils internationally and fresh ideological legitimacy at home.

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Posted in: Trump launches into nuclear debate with Russia See in context

wtfjapanDEC. 24, 2016 - 04:56PM JST Can they not just drive big 4x4s instead? well Putin drives numerous 4x4 , numerous yatchs, , multiple luxury mansions. His personal unofficial wealth is around $40billion, making him the richest world leader. So in this regards his got bigger nads than Trump

That's what he does. The average Russians make $450.00 U.S. Dollars per month. They cannot afford bicycle.

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd finds Japanese whaler 'hiding behind iceberg' See in context

smithinjapan DEC. 24, 2016 - 02:04PM JST No other nation goes to the Southern Ocean, Arctic, or off their own waters claiming it's for science and then bringing the 'food' back home and saying others are attacking their culture.

The waters in question are protected sanctuary waters, they do fall under Law of The Sea. They can be territori ally defended by the owning nations. It never fails. The Japanese take a whale and their bad. The Norwegians take a whale and nobody cares. Both countries have cultural claim to whaling. Hey Sea Shepard, how about the Chinese that keeps killing turtles and coral reefs around the sea?? Ow, selective protesting?

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. should let China keep Navy drone See in context

Alistair Carnell DEC. 18, 2016 - 07:11PM JSTPlease note that Trumpy-stumpy McTwitter fingers, has taken to wearing a new cap, which instead of saying "Make America Great", is emblazoned with the letters "USA". Is this because now that he's been elected, he doesn't have to bother with keeping his promises? That previous cap has been discarded along with "Build a wall!" "Lock her up!" "Drain the swamp!" etcetera, etcetera.

China capture U.S. drones 50 miles (92km) from Subic Bay in Philippines? International waters?

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Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Hawaii Dec 26-27 to pay his respects to the war dead at Pearl Harbor. China says he should do likewise at Nanjing. Do you agree with China? See in context

anotherexpatDEC. 18, 2016 - 06:18PM JST He was born after the WWII. What do you want him to do? He was born after WWII.

If by this you mean the Japanese, Abe could simply go up the street to Yasukuni. If by this you mean American casualties, saying he's not making an apology visit. As for Nanjing, he and many of his fellow travellers have repeatedly rejected facts frominternational scholars about the murderous rampage of Japanese forces there.

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Posted in: China says it seized U.S. Navy drone to ensure safety of ships See in context

ZenpunDEC. 18, 2016 - 05:32PM JST Trump is the embarrassment for Americans and GOP.

His reponse is a problem because you support China's seizure of U.S. drone in the international waters?

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. should let China keep Navy drone See in context

Problem for China is that this incident occur in international waters. China does not believe in rules.

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