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Posted in: U.S. House expels New York Rep George Santos See in context

Just another lying Republican. Worst of them, but not really. Trump’s actually the worst. Santos’ lies are stupid, but so are Marjorie ‘liar’, etc., etc.

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Posted in: Woman facing arrest for theft jumps to her death from apartment while police wait See in context

Police said a warrant for her arrest was issued on November 10 after she allegedly shoplifted food products from a nearby store.

This has got to be a warn people type of governmental media push the Japanese seem to do using NHK or printed media under a somewhat state run system.

I just don't get how a shop lifting charge could lead to this unless it was perhaps too obvious and/or a personal vendetta of a nearby shop that knew who she was. Otherwise, the idea of a massive store like an Aeon or the like figuring who she was and getting a warrant is petty for a multi million perhaps billion dollar store going out of its way to do this.

No, I think she was probably set as an example and this article is the type of don't mess with Japan inc. to scare the herd.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan's 'The Complete Budokan 1978' box set a welcome release, flute and all See in context

The Rolling Thunder Revue I think was his best tour and the live album is great. It's going to be hard to beat but willing to give a listen.

The Budokan recordings are the anti Hard Rain tour, which had various recordings from orthodox Dylan to guitar heavy, rougher sound of the Rolling Thunder tour. The Hard Rain recording of Maggie's Farm is one of the best Dylan live songs.

He had a time when Street Legal came out that was somewhat glitzy and kinda weird for him, but nonetheless those recordings of lush Bob are quite good, including the Budokan recordings.

Personally, I love them all and listen to them all, for various moods. I Want You was a classic Blonde on Blonde recording, and yet, the flutes and slow down crooner version of Budokan is a classic in itself.

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Posted in: Woman facing arrest for theft jumps to her death from apartment while police wait See in context

You can get by in Yokohama with a ¥30k or less for a 1k/k apartment working at a pt time gig and still have plenty for food. This problem is not solely about finances as many comments mentioned. I wouldn't be surprised if this woman was going through some serious mental problems.

Depends on where you live in Yokohama. Central Yokohama a 30K apt. would be impossible to find a decent living space. More like a minimum of 4.5. Minimum.

You have no idea if she has mental problems. Very condescending and judgmental in my opinion for you to say so.

Say she works 20 hours a week at 1050 yen per hour. With travel costs, tax and insurance taken out, the take home from 1000 yen ends up being less than 950 yen. A weeks take home amounts to about 18000 yen.

Comes out to around 72000 yen. Rent at a more realistic 4.5. Is there a care fee? Add another 5000 yen for kanri. Does she have a keitai? Probably 10000. Internet? Maybe. 6000. Electricity? 6000, easy. Gas? 4000, easy. Water? 3000. That's over 72000 right there...

I'm not sure how you live, but from my POV, the wage vs. living expense for part time work is poverty and less level of existence in Japan. It doesn't make me wonder at all why she stole food, she likely needed it because of finances, much more likely than whatever mental problem you believe she might have had.

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Posted in: Son Eric testifies in Trump civil fraud trial he relied on accountants for key financial documents See in context

Fric and Frac proving daddy gaslighter tries to pass down the disgrace of lying heritage.

They’re sooo bad it, tho’! They just don’t have the same ability to lie without skipping a beat, like daddy.

They say DNA traits skip a generation. Proof positive with these two dorks. Eric is so dumb and panicked.

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Posted in: Eric Trump testifies he wasn’t aware of his father’s financial statements, but emails show some involvement See in context

Gee, Capone blamed his accountants, too! I don’t know nothin’ about the numbers. Duh!

Talk about total idiots. Eric’s pouring concrete from a white collar job. His position has to know what the directives to the money side of the operation are. There isn’t a business in the world that a top executive relies only on what others are doing.

These two are the Fredo’s of the Trump organization! Couple of fools that might shame a family if not they’re just their criminal father’s kids.

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Posted in: Voters skeptical of Biden's age, but Trump's flubs risk drawing unwelcome attention, too See in context

Trump's behavior in court and otherwise is showing me his cognitive ability has dropped a great deal. It isn't just the mistakes he's making verbally, he is visibly confused, and it's his expressions which shows the face of an old man who doesn't understand what or why things are happening.

He has a dazed look of one in a nursing home, and we hadn't seen that before. With every lie he has told in the past, his ability to talk boldly in his alternative facts was a talent he possessed, but as confusion begins to build, that ability loses effectiveness as a weak minded, powerless individual.

'A very sad thing to see. You know....when I look in a's telling a sad, sad story. Very sad. by the way, I love Sioux City. Sioux City is where I am. Sioux City. Yes, you all came from Sioux City, and Sioux City is here. Sioux City is a happy place. Sioux City...'

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Posted in: How to find good real estate agents in Japan See in context

Realtors in Japan are a scam based on a system created hundreds of years ago. In Kanagawa, the total expenditure comes to roughly 5x the rental rate. Living on the Shonan coast, Chigasaki is a haven for the realtor who believe they're doing the tenant a favor by giving them housing, while take a huge chunk of money.

They will be passive aggressive and say things that are insulting and a lack of respect. Like you are renting this place, it is not yours, so keep it clean type of bs. And when it comes to returning deposits, making sure the up keep is doing their job or replacing faulty problems with a dwelling, they'll be reticent and often not take responsibility or find the fine print why a deposit will not be returned.

I had a realtor who used the 'oyasan' lie to get me to do something, yet when asking to get the 'oyasan' to fix something, he took no responsibility and two months later, asking him the same thing, he gave the same flaccid response he would contact the 'oyasan'.

The same realtor would not acknowledge he had a responsibility when the kanri jimushou did not clean the area up, leaving vegetation to grow without impeding. He said it was the kanri jimushou's thing and not his. I asked if they hired the jimushou, and if so, they do have a responsibility and his response? 'ah, so?'.

Japan should care that a necessary part of their lives is controlled by what very well could be criminal, because the home rental system in Japan is archaic. It harms the people of Japan who keep paying 3 to 5 times the rent amount, don't ever get a full deposit back...expected not to get it back...and deal with rude and money monger realty offices. Sucks.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with social media cases that have echoes of Donald Trump See in context

Yet exactly what the left DID until Musk bought it.

Conservatives and specifically Cheney and later, Trump were the followers of doublethink, something Kelly Anne Conway confirmed by saying Trump used alternative facts. Right out of 1984, alternative facts or lies, creating whatever ‘truth’ they wanted.

as usual, MAGA creates their soup and then blames the left, being hypocritical, but not owning up to it.

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Posted in: Trump should be disqualified from 2024 ballot over Jan 6 riot, advocates say at trial See in context

Don’t forget his narcissism, his sociopathic personality or his complete ignorance of domestic or foreign affairs. 

That all fits under presidential incompetence and crime boss mentality, for me...

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Posted in: Trump should be disqualified from 2024 ballot over Jan 6 riot, advocates say at trial See in context

It is simply amazing how terrified some people are of Trump.

If he is president, he is terrifying due to his incompetence and criminal boss approach to leadership, but for who he is right now and in court, he is not terrifying, he's a cornered individual who looks very, very confused and I would question his cognitive ability.

I don't think he understands the process of courts and how he is specifically being given a lonnnng leash for wrong judicial setting behavior. It is as once comedic and pathetic, but I admittedly feel some empathy for his confused, pouting, absorbed and lost look. He doesn't understand the judge is in control of his destiny, and yes, he could get incarcerated for perjury.

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Posted in: Trump should be disqualified from 2024 ballot over Jan 6 riot, advocates say at trial See in context

we all have different opinions

Opinion should be based on critical thought, and yours are mostly based on a cherry picked narrative laden bias. While you often accuse everyone of being liberal or a Biden supporter, it more than not are argumentative fallacies, i.e., red herrings. Like a subject will be saying something like Trump is being shown in court to be guilty of crimes, you'll turn it back to Hunter Biden, which has zero bearing on Trump or his children's call to court. Or someone will point out that Trump shows incompetence and you will immediately turn it back to Biden, which makes zero sense. That type subject sleight of hand is way too easy for sensible readers to know, 'here he goes off on his false arguments, again'.

While I respect opinion and listen to others opinions often, your's gets negative reaction from me because it is not based on facts, and even if it is, you will, as MAGA does, skip over the facts and switch subjects.

I can hear opinion on economics, need for conservatism in the American political system, etc., but when it comes to 100% bias for Trump, and something like a criminal behavior of Trump and MAGA followers, with, i.e, an insurrection even a crooked eye test would say happened is denied, I don't bother assessing what you may believe as opinion, because pragmatically, it is total bias, and consequently, your credibility takes a complete hit.

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Posted in: Former Vice President Mike Pence drops his bid for Republican presidential nomination See in context

One of the true stars of Trump’s cabinet, the choice to be his 2nd to the presidency, Pence a true GOP, a god fearing, staunch Republican. lol

Too bad Mike, it was the fly on your head that did u in. That and your president thought, ‘yes, hang Mike Pence’ put a smile on Donald’s face, so MAGA has hated u ever since.

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Posted in: Judge asks Trump if he wants his federal election trial televised See in context

This is one subject everyone is in agreement. MAGA thinks he’s a star so they want to see him in court! The sane people want to see him because he’s a cornered rat with a big mouth. He likely will perjure himself and lie a whole bunch under oath. What entertainment!

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Posted in: Fearful Maine residents stay home amid massive search for suspect in killing of 18 people See in context

One seemingly requires being mental to think mental illness is the cause. It’s the guns, for sure.

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Posted in: Trump fined $10,000 over comment he made outside court in New York civil fraud trial See in context

Ol’ pouty face Pinocchio nose Donald. What a combo. lol.

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Posted in: Jenna Ellis becomes latest Trump lawyer to plead guilty over efforts to overturn Georgia's election See in context

That Donald. Everything associated with him…anyone that has anything to do with him gets toxic, and even the most supportive of his base gives up after it’s proven over and over he’s a slug.

Just bring ‘em all down Trump, and u go to prison. They deserve the worst for thinking they support the right thing when in fact when it gets to proof they bail, knowing they have no way out.

Sadly funny. Funnier yet there are hangers on forever for the insurrectionist in chief. Foolish, but American fake patriots.

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Posted in: Trump compares himself to Mandela and rails against Biden after filing for New Hampshire primary See in context

Trump compares himself to Mandela??? Donald is a total idiot.

He should be comparing himself to the end of Hitler's life. It's over Trump, the lies do catch up.

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Posted in: Apple scraps Jon Stewart show over China, AI clashes: report See in context

Jon Stewart is the voice of reason and truth.

Apple should have known what it was getting. Very hypocritical, but then, when has a big money interest actually cared about the truth?

I’m disappointed in a very conservative and stifling action by Apple.

Stamp out the truth? Ain’t gonna happen with Jon Stewart.

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Posted in: Jordan fails again on vote for House speaker as frustrated Republicans search for options See in context

Problem is the lies the GOP and specifically MAGA has spewed resulting in the party is at war with itself.

It isn’t about policy, it’s personal because sooner or later people, even Republicans, get fed up with their own dishonesty.

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Posted in: Proposed gag order on Trump in federal election case putting the judge in tricky position See in context

Extremist partisans generally lack the mental capacity to see the world in any terms other than extremist partisanship. It’s projection.

That’s actually a definition of political insanity.

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Posted in: Republicans pick Jim Jordan as nominee for House speaker, putting job within the Trump ally's reach See in context

Jordan ain’t getting the votes, that’s 100% a fool’s bet to think he’ll be speaker. Man the GOP is dysfunctional, but any sane person can see the lies caught up to them.

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Posted in: Advance ticket sales for Taylor Swift concert movie top $100 mil See in context

She's quite possibly the best pop songwriter of this generation, and a most popular performer.

Dismissing here is being ignorant. If one listens at her music and realize the control of her performances, visually, sound wise and the general marketing of herself, of which shows a genius level branding and business sense, she's an incredible talent in more than just her songs.

She is on a Paul McCartney level of song writing.

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Posted in: 73-year-old man arrested for shoplifting from supermarket says he was hungry See in context

If the claims can be proved I hope the arrest will end up in some kind of support instead of a criminal charge.

Criminal news in Japan is often about choosing something the government wants people to be warned not to do or be aware of. I don't think there's an inkling of feeling support for the old man, this is news because he's done something wrong in the eyes of this culture.

The connectivity between what a place like NHK puts out there as news and what Japan inc. wants its people to be obedient to is what often drives the subject and choice of what trivial stories are in the media.

A thousand yen shoplift in a population of 100 people wouldn't be news in 99% of the world, much less a country of 125 million.

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Posted in: As Republicans split over who will be House speaker, McCarthy positions himself as a de facto leader See in context

The blame game the GOP plays is a consequence of the longterm lies and narrative conservatives have been spewing for years. The gaslight they incur from themselves and then believe, as a mode of misunderstanding allows for their incredibly stupid inability to see how hypocritical they are.

Their belief that they can change the narrative with lies on a whim is having very visible and self inflicting damage because there is no base for the platform. Their platform is to lie to themselves, blame everyone else...their biggest calling card, of course, is to blame everything on liberals and the left. That MO has seeped from a small leak into a dam breaker as it infects their blame of each other in Congress.

As is their everyday argument, twist the truth, flip it when they feel it's their security blanket, and live lies ubiquitously. That doesn't work with critical thinkers, and the problem for MAGA is, in the end critical thought wins out over non truth lies. Every time in life. They don't get that. They'll promote lies, lies and more lies. It's so ridiculous from a critical thinkers point of view, but when MAGA doesn't want to get it, they're fooling themselves to a demise.

The GOP has no real stand. Congress, McCarthy and Gaetz would be the funniest joke to ever hit politics, if it weren't for Trump's legal problems. Nothing can beat the pathetic entertainment of an orange stud of a fool. The hero of the party whom MAGA can't seem to realize he's a criminal and they're following a fraudulent fake, and real jackass of a human being.

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Posted in: Trump's New York civil fraud trial rolls on after an appeals judge declines to halt it See in context

If that's all they've got

”if” hehe.

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Posted in: U.S. House ousts Kevin McCarthy as leader in historic vote See in context

I like Kevin, but the GOP need someone that they can trust and someone that will toe the line and put the country and their constituents first

Laughed and rolling.

Delusional to believe such a being exists, it certainly isn't a MAGA because as Trump has shown over and over he doesn't put the country first, nor his constituents, he puts himself first, which is the blinding issue with his followers.

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Posted in: Trump seethes through start of trial in New York lawsuit accusing him of lying about his wealth See in context

This trial brings a smile to my face. :)

And a frown to Trump’s. ROFL

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Posted in: Trump seethes through start of trial in New York lawsuit accusing him of lying about his wealth See in context

John Kelly, Trump’s longest tenured chief of staff scathes him with statements of discontent. Wow. There’s not a thing good about the guy according to Kelly, who was closest to him.

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Posted in: McCarthy back to square one as Senate pushes ahead to avert federal shutdown See in context

McCarthy and the GOP and their band of lies creates a situation they have no true policy which leads to mass confusion within the party.

It’s the Republican way of non clarity and bs.

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