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Posted in: Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order See in context

Roger Stone is the man

.....who will flip next and turn on Trump.

You needed some help finishing that sentence Cla68.

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Posted in: Ex-policeman gets 22-year prison term for fatally shooting boss See in context

So this murder is the result of "harsh training"--let's call this what it is, bullying and power harassment. These stupid " bosses" have NO idea about how to effectively train someone without coming off as a complete mobster or monster, though another word beginning with "ass" is more appropriate. While not excusing the young man's action, this SHOULD be a wake up call in how police "train" recruits, but they are FAR too dense to have that level of insight!

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says bail very difficult before trial See in context

100,000 yen that the Japanese will yet do another stupid thing in this case to make themselves look back wards and Soviet-like. Or maybe they should import some kangaroos and just call it what it is. Can't have the facts coming to light now can we?

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Posted in: U.S. factory activity hits two-year low See in context

This folks is called "winning" by our Trumpeters, just keep that in mind, along with the fact that no soybeans has been exported to China as well, but those bankrupt farmers still love Trump!

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Posted in: Trump threatens to close Mexico border; blames Democrats over shutdown See in context

So......how can a president legally shut down an entire border? People go to school, work, shop on both sides. If Obama did this, the conservatives would be swearing, threatening impeachment and crying outloud, "dictator." But when the Democrats don't cave on this (or republicans as the house and Senate are still republican held, what will Trumpy do? Start shooting Mexicans?

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Posted in: More Americans blame Trump for government shutdown: poll See in context

Today  07:58 am JST

Chuck and Nancy have BIG problems. They have been obstructing Trump for 2 years and now he is doing it to them. It is Chuck and Nancy who have to protect government workers. 

Oh, Insane Wayne, you should know Nancy doesn't take power until February, Grumpy has had TWO years to get his wall paid for with a REPUBLICAN house and Senate, and he still couldn't do it. Some art of the deal guy!!

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Posted in: About 40% of teens say school sex education is useless: survey See in context

Useless because there is no discussion about love (Alain de Botton wrote a great philosophical book on the topic using his own experience), no discussion of how to talk to the opposite sex, what to do on a date, how to actually make love (a little porno is necessary here) and how other people in other countries go about dating. My first date was 13, with my father encouraging me. That helped!

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Posted in: Japan treats its foreign workers like Kleenex. They have a use-it, toss-it mentality. See in context

The US guys at the office say that there is a saying among foreign achievers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't blame racism, xenophobia, etc etc etc" for their own failure.

Gokai, REALLY? I am successful, a full professor at a national university, but a bigot did her best to make sure my promotion didn't go through; she held it up for nine months. To have thus Disney view of the hard worker always succeeding, is so simplistic. There are LEGIONS of conservative bigots in Japan and more so in the US. For every successful foreigner in Japan there are probably 10 who are not.

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Posted in: Exploitation, overwork a scourge in seedy world of 'chika idols' See in context

Where is the good ole conservative stepping up to the plate and defending this "wonderful" exercise of the free market? Just asking!

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Posted in: U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high; rises with China and Japan See in context

The problem here is that each time this fool Trump opens his mouth and tries to speak English, the dollar and stock market tank. Thus, the trade deficit.

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Posted in: Transport ministry calls 25 airlines to meeting on pilots drinking See in context

the ministry and airline operators discussed the possibility of making this a mandatory procedure before anyone enters the cockpit. 

This means that nothing will change, wonder which Japanese will suck wind and say, mandatory breathalysers are just not possible!

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Posted in: 'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: GOP senators See in context

"Looks like GOP legislators actually have a few more scruples and principles than the average Trump apologist."

Yep, 2 out of 53, one of whom is retiring next month, really instills confidence in their integrity...

Well, couldn't agree more expat. Conservatives are always bought off. They vote not for the people who voted them in, but for their sponsors. and Trump is so stupid that when he was raging against GM (such a worker's guy!! Lol) he didn't even know that his last tax bill made it easier for GM to move their plants from Illinois or Ohio to Mexico, and still get that 3.00 an hour slave wage in to boot! Conservatives are idiots, especially the ones on food stamps and chanting Trump, Trump, as they lose their jobs.

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Posted in: 'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder: GOP senators See in context

kurisupisuToday  07:08 am JST

So, the wealthy and privileged are able to murder without recourse in the 21st century?

As they have done in EVERY century and will continue to do unfortunately.

Ok, and where is the crime, especially when Trump was a businessman.

If Trump would release his most current tax info, the world might learn whether he's beholden to Putin and MbS, among other global syndicate leaders, in any way.

That would solve anything, it will just perk up and arouse curious Trump hating critics. His tax returns won’t put food on people’s tables, create jobs, solve the border crisis and fix the problems the US has with Russia or China.

Well, there you have it folks! The conservative "take" on matters. The Saudi Prince can now have a license to kill permanent residents of the US, and probably American citizens, or anyone ELSE for that matter, and NOT ever worry about it! Why? Because MONEY trumps (pun intended) MORALITY, and this from the party of conservative VALUES, folks. Seriously, this is like something out of "Twilight Zone" as it is so absurd. But some views mock our humanity.

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Posted in: Trump urges Abe to balance U.S. deficit with Japan 'very quickly' See in context

Trump is literally bullying countries in to buying American trash just because Americans need money. All they have to do is stop spending and buying so there debt will decrease. No one is forcing them to buy anything, it is their own choosing.

Exactly the point! Americans are the ones to blame.

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Posted in: Trump urges Abe to balance U.S. deficit with Japan 'very quickly' See in context

7-11 is Dallas headquartered but has been Japanese owned since 2005.

Ossan, 7-11 came to Japan as an American company, the Japanese subsidiary was so successful that it bought out the American 7-11. Maybe that is what scares American businessmen.

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Posted in: Trump urges Abe to balance U.S. deficit with Japan 'very quickly' See in context

No one has a gun to the heads if Americans (other than other Americans) forcing them to buy Japanese products. They WANT Japanese products and American companies can not be bothered with setting up shop in Japan, other than 7-11, and McDonalds (both succeeded--so why not more? Because they are too lazy and myopic.). What should Abe do? Stop all exports, end the trade deficit in a day? It shows how stupid Trump is but as he is soon going to jail for treason, it may not matter much!

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Posted in: Prince Fumihito stands firm over postponement of daughter's marriage See in context

Trust me folks, when the money is paid up, the prince will think up of another issue to complain about. It is an endless list. It is kind of like a mafia family in a way just without the crime. Much better to ditch the girl and move on with LIFE.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer Yoshizawa gets suspended sentence over hit-and-run See in context

There we go folks. Rich Japanese NEVER do the time. If we did this, trust me we foreigners (or even poorer Japanese) would be interrogated for WEEKS before being sentenced for YEARS.

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Posted in: Prince Fumihito stands firm over postponement of daughter's marriage See in context

He has enough time to hold a press conference, but not talk to his daughter ????

That's one seriously messed up family.

Exactly my point Ulysses. The rich are always the same, and as an ex-counselor who had to deal with rich dysfunctional kids in an outdoor treatment centre, the "spawn" that they produce are really, really messed up, so I don't think this daughter is going to be a cake walk for this guy. It will be "I want my standard of living to be always maintained"--I hear Merkle is already raising hell back in Britain, so much so that the staff are already talking to the papers about her conduct.

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Posted in: Prince Fumihito stands firm over postponement of daughter's marriage See in context

sensei258Today  08:39 am JST

I love how often posters are in a hurry to point out other's mistakes. Okay, they wouldn't technically part of the "royal household", but they'd still be part of the family. "Hey, prince, could you spare me a little till payday."

Well, that becomes the guy's problem (or wife/daughter's) problem, now isn't, sensei258? I mean all the "prince" has to say, is "Scram!" But as he hasn't talked to the daughter lately (I mean, really, when did he EVER have a heart-to-heart conversation with her, if ever, besides a linguistic token exchange), I don't think it is something for her to worry about. WHY she just doesn't get married and say, screw him, is beyond belief. If my mother had any reservations about the woman I was to marry, it would have been bye-bye Mom.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

They expect it to bring hundreds of thousands of workers from overseas? People are not gonna come in their hundreds of thousands for low paying jobs. “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.”

Not even Monkeys will come, mind you. Many trainees (70%) decided to leave Japan, after their training (slave) period. It (the isolation) is not just worth the misery.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

so I'm not surprised to see this party, with it's nationalistic bent, ramming through this bill to bring people in, with little thought to safeguards.

I do hope there will be proper oversight.

I also hope that there is some thought to gender balance in the inflow. No need to mess up the demographics of the country in a new way.

Hi Taj, great comment. I THINK we need to import, say carpenters, and 50% of them should be women, not just ordinary women, but beautiful women. In this way, we can greatly increase the population EASILY, as they go from house to house, making repairs. (lol)

And as for safeguards, what should the LDP do, do extensive interviews on each applicant, have letters of recommendations?

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

sensei258Today  07:16 am JST

For the second type, "the government does not plan to cap the number of Visa renewals, opening up the possibility for them to live permanently in the country." that's wave a carrot in front of their faces and then snatch it away at the last moment crushing their hopes and dreams.

Bingo! Exactly. And then there is that NASTY little problem of WHERE to STICK these "awful" foreigners, as no Japanese (I do remember one Japanese poster complaining about it on this topic a few days ago) wants them living NEXT to them. And the problem of foreign ghettos, while a "nice" idea (sarcasm here), is problematic as you need space for that there ghetto. Oh my!

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

YubaruToday  07:00 am JST

It's ironic how the very party that is nationalistic by nature is pushing through a bill that will (for here) dramatically increase the number of foreign residents.

Nationalistic? Yes, but MONEY trumps all (pun intended). I DO remember during the Bush years that Bush was trying to OPEN the borders a BIT to allow in more "slave" labor, and he got some push back on it from his CONSERVATIVE colleagues. But who would not want MORE slave labor, I ask?

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Posted in: Trump proposes 'worldwide network' to counter CNN overseas See in context

I remember just after that North Korean summit, Laura Ingraham was praising Trump as some God, it was so off the rails that it was compared to North Korean TV which seemed a bit more rational. And still--this Fox adoration is not enough? Come on conservative posters, just come out of the closet and say Trump is a god, and be cleansed.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

Mexico is on track to send a total of around 100,000 Central Americans back home by the end of this year.

Apparently Mexico can protect their borders and sovereignty and control illegal migration into their country, yet many believe the U.S. shouldn't be allowed to.

And why is that, why 100,000? BECAUSE America keeps over-throwing legitimate governments and then sending them munitions so that they can kill their citizens with impunity. Thus, the flood. The USA has done it repeatedly, and then they WHINE about the result.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

William BjornsonToday  04:22 am JST

encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/refugees

"In a highly publicized event in May–June 1939, the United States refused to admit over 900 Jewish refugees who had sailed from Hamburg, Germany, on the St. Louis. The St. Louis appeared off the coast of Florida shortly after Cuban authorities cancelled the refugees' transit visas and denied entry to most of the passengers, who were still waiting to receive visas to enter the United States. Denied permission to land in the United States, the ship was forced to return to Europe

Exactly! The same ole thing, history repeating itself, and the CONSERVATIVES of both eras ranting and raving like lunatics about THOSE people. Sick, to be honest.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

The blue wave, especially in Southern California, confirms the support for open borders. 

And they can have it as well, more and more people will leave California and since it’s already become a quasi third world poverty state with only Silicone

You mean, Bass, the California that recently surpassed TORY English in terms of GDP? THAT California!? If it is so third world, it must speak VOLUMES about TORY England.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

HalwickToday  03:07 pm JST

It's okay for Mexico to secure their borders and send the migrants back to their country of origin, but not okay for the U.S to do same?

Ah, Halwick, so AFRAID of those poor "I want to clean your toilet, and make your hotel beds" people, or people who would pick and package your FOOD? People who would work ten times harder than the normal white, lazy, obese American EVER would! Maybe this is why you are so afraid of them, because they will bury you with their competitive spirit. Also, they are fleeing the violence that we (USA) started down there AGAIN (for the hundredth time), and then you have the gall to complain about it. This all reminds me of a post Thomas Dunn, a blogger, posted on my Facebook feed, about Jews begging on their knees to get into the Netherlands. Same story, but this time, you are the one kicking the people back. How does it feel?

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Posted in: Osaka mayor to propose ¥14 bil extra budget for Expo 2025 See in context

Amazing how they come up with the money (LOTS) for sporting crap, and then plead penniless on education, so that walls that have not been maintained for 30 years fall down on school children with the slightest tremor. And these people are called LEADERS? What a joke. Fools, more like it. Oh, I know, these expo(s) will pay for themselves. Right.

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