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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

For that to happen, Japan would need to develop a criminal justice system. No better than China, Japan is not a candidate for extradition.

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Posted in: Train operators refining 'live' foreign-language announcements ahead of Olympics See in context

For the rugby world cup there were recorded announcements in English and Spanish as appropriate, which was a great effort and much appreciated. But one live announcement in English was very confusing:

While stopped at Chofu station with the doors open and a lot of people getting on to the train, the conductor said, "The next station is Tobitakyuu. Please get off HERE for the Tokyo Stadium". He meant "there" of course. But if anybody had been listening, they would have been very confused and tempted to follow the instructions by getting off at Chofu. Luckily this didn't seem to happen but no thanks to the announcer.

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Posted in: 7 weird questions female ALTs get asked while teaching English in Japan See in context

Two example sentences shown by the way and they are both incorrect. Not so impressive!

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

driven by a fewer women aged 25 to 39, said a ministry official in charge of compiling the data

I don't think that's the reason. While Japan is one of the rare countries that have more men than women, the ration is only 1.05:1 for men to women. That isn't what's driving the birth decline.

That's not their point. They are not saying there are fewer women in proportion to the number of men, but rather that there are fewer women in absolute terms, hence fewer babies because women are the ones who, er, give birth.

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Posted in: Giuliani calls Trump to tell him he was joking about having an 'insurance policy' See in context

A rare moment of truth from Camp Fooliani:

he is not a funny guy

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Posted in: Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest See in context

Ironic that the Chinese courts claim jurisdiction over Hong Kong, considering that the complete absence of a legal system in China was the original cause of the dispute. Nobody is safe in the government-controlled courts, which is why it is unacceptable to consider extradition from a place where there is a legal system.

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Posted in: U.S. official denies knowing Ukraine aid linked to Biden probe See in context

Judging by the torrent of denial and fiction on here, the Putin-Swamp axis is really getting scared about this situation. As it should.

It must be difficult facing a choice of lying or idiocy as the only two defence options.

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Posted in: Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign See in context

The Kremlin is really shovelling out the incentives this morning.

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Posted in: Eating like a Buddhist priest will add years to your life See in context

Serious lack of protein and vitamins though. After a year, problems develop with skin, nails etc. Need more balance.

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Posted in: Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings See in context

One's swampie credentials depend on behaviour, not on length of tenure.

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Posted in: Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings See in context

Easy to separate them. The fiction is whatever emanates from Pres Swamp and his zombie swampies, and the facts are everything else. Actually this applies to any topic, not only Ukraine, impeachment proceedings etc...

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Posted in: U.S. envoy Sondland reverses impeachment testimony; says he knew of Ukraine quid pro quo See in context

He doesn't need Ukraine to win 2020.

Correct. It's Russia he needs again, just like he needed it in 2016.

Anyway, now every single witness so far has confirmed the quid pro quo (i.e. bribery) by most of the leading members of the Swamp administration, starting at the very top. Anyone pretending not to see that probably thinks the world is flat, doesn't rotate etc. Self-hypnosis again.

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Posted in: Impeachment testimony shows high-powered U.S. lobbyist's role in Ukraine scandal See in context

once this impeachment hoax takes a vote and becomes official

What's the point of repeating things you know to be baseless and meaningless? Maybe it's self-hypnosis?

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Posted in: Republican lawmakers storm hearing room, disrupting Trump impeachment inquiry See in context

How do you call a political process when you’re being shut out and you’re not allowed to view any evidence, you’re not allowed to interview any witnesses, you’re just supposed to except the allegations are not allowed to confront them or be allowed to take part in the political process? 

Republican committee members are allowed to view the evidence and are allowed to interview witnesses. Nobody is required to 'except' the allegations, and the authorised Republicans, i.e. committee members, are most certainly allowed to take part in the political process, as they are doing. Your comments are totally unfounded.

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Posted in: Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash See in context

Taiwan has argued that his extradition without a legal assistance framework would damage Taiwan's sovereignty and put Taiwan under the "one China" framework.

How, exactly?

Taiwan has also said it wanted to send officers to Hong Kong to escort Chan back to the self-ruled island upon his release

Good idea. That should happen.

One way or another he should face justice in Taiwan and moreover he seems willing to do so. There was never any reason to tie this case to the entirely separate question of whether HK should have an extradition channel to a place with no rule of law, i.e. the PRC.

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Posted in: Envoy testifies Trump tied Ukraine aid to politically motivated investigations See in context

get ready for a big red map of the USA on your screens.

Republican districts tend to have lower population density than Democratic districts. Well done.

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Posted in: White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid See in context

Hilarious. One of Pres Swamp's idiots told the truth by mistake!

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Posted in: Why does U.S. President Donald Trump keep mispronouncing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's name as "Abi?" On Monday, he mistakenly wished Prime Minister "Abi" a happy birthday, when in fact Monday was Russian President Vladimir Putin's birthday. Abe's birthday is Sept 21. See in context

He doesn't believe people actually use other languages, or have names based in other languages. He always looks embarrassed when having to pronounce anything not based in English. Such an idiot.

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Posted in: Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy See in context

Humpty Trumpties who are still capable of thought are rightly panicking. Whereas Swamp himself and certain blind disciples who shall remain nameless are too stupid to realise they are in serious trouble. A very interesting turn of events...

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Posted in: Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy See in context


Excellent. Let's hope Funk and his fellow swampies fall for it!

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Posted in: Appeal starts over 2017 murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl See in context

Awful crime. But it doesn't get any less awful by society lowering itself to the perpetrator's level by taking revenge. Life imprisonment is clearly the correct response here.

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Posted in: Johnson says tempers need to calm after Brexit furor See in context

Tempers will calm the moment this charlatan disappears from view.

See also photo for glimpse of Nigel-Nigel-Hyphen-Hyphen-Stroke-Money stifling a yawn.

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Posted in: Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy See in context

Obviously there are unintelligent dupes who fell for the Swamp nonsense. But how does anyone with a brain profess to believe in or support the failed money-launderer? I really don't get it.

And as for protecting King Swamp from primary challengers including the serious Sanford and Weld, that says it all!

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Posted in: Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy See in context

President Swamp confirmed to be a swamp-dweller. What a surprise. Hilarious to see swampies on here and elsewhere squirming around trying or pretending to defend the King Swamp they love!

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Posted in: FSA will no longer make reference to post-retirement savings estimate See in context

So if you don't like the truth, just close your eyes tightly?

Got it.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

There have been numerous comments over the last year or so on here about Naomi Osaka and the state of her 'suntan'. So it's not limited to these two jackasses unfortunately.

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Posted in: Johnson's Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days See in context

Some feverish re-writing of history going on on this page!

Meanwhile, back on this planet, Corbyn's decision to oppose the immediate election call fully vindicated.

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Posted in: Johnson's Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days See in context

Of course Corbyn was not going to fall for Johnson's feeble attempt to force a no-deal Brexit by means of tricky election timing. I guess there are people who don't understand that though.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO Saikawa admits being paid too much by equity scheme See in context

People whose views are driven (get it?!) not by facts, logic or morality but rather by blind nationalism are generally not worth paying attention to. The scale of what Saikawa has admitted to might be smaller than what Ghosn has been accused of, but on the other hand Saikawa has admitted wrongdoing whereas Ghosn has not. Is that the key to how and whether one gets punished?

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Posted in: Trump says he had no role in Pence staying at his resort See in context

E-mall you meant!

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