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Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context

Kishida-san is the only one who can win this election. He knows how to win. His career is about winning.

After decades of same-old same-old LDP rule over a gerrymandered Japan, there must be millions of us truly sick and tired of all this winning.

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Posted in: Joy, gloom as Newcastle opens Saudi era with loss to Spurs See in context

Time to go around on a Saudi-style shopping spree and spend some of that sticky oil money on a make-over of the Magpies.

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Posted in: Three white Americans go on trial in death of black jogger in Georgia See in context

This senseless homicide is what can happen when you're not schooled in CRT. Let's hope justice will be served on them so they sit many a long year to catch up on the social changes taking place outside and what'll be going down for "white and black" folk in "the Land of the Free". When they are finally released, it is to be hoped that they will have truly repented the grievous error of their thinking and deed most foul.

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Posted in: Princess Mako visits palace for her last imperial rite See in context

Three long years can make the heart grow fonder, or maybe not. Still, "absence" is no longer what it used to be in today's internet-connected world.

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Posted in: Kishida says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed See in context

Yeah, Kishida & co can't hold it any longer. We all know that feeling. "A hard rain's gonna fall", desu ne?

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Posted in: Coalition says at least 165 Yemen rebels killed near Marib See in context

Correction: the 1965 Suharto military coup.

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Posted in: Coalition says at least 165 Yemen rebels killed near Marib See in context

The USUK "axis of evil" could halt this slaughter and crime against humanity at any time, but the truth of their meddling will only be revealed and admitted 50 years hence (like the recently released papers showing the UK government's nefarious role in the 1967 fascist military coup in Indonesia, a bloodbath of Holocaust proportions.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

“A fool for a client”, Orangecountyman,  Alan Hostetter, looks, speaks and acts the part of rightwing Amerika's incarnation of its steroidal, twisted machismo, a kid raised on its mother's milk of the Marlboro Man and Rambo. Even the old orange wimp works the same shtick to prove his "patriotic" bona fides (until Uncle Sam, the American Bald Eagle, blew his cover, for anyone paying attention). Maybe some of these folk are counting on leniency from conservative judges who will overlook their crimes and "misdemeanors" and send them home with a slap on the wrist.

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Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context

Are there really any difference between the parties in Japan? It's LDP or slightly altered versions of the LDP, but just as ineffective.

Yep, even the Japanese commies look like the LDP. Still, for the sake of the health and future viability of Japanese democracy, the country's clone-like political parties badly need a big shake out so I'd love to see what the JCP would do different.

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Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context

I don’t get it. What is that pose? Who came up with that garbage?

Vote for the same party over and over and expect a different result? What would Einstein say? The evidence of the historical record clearly shows: voter garbage in, politician garbage out. But who reads history nowadays?

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Posted in: Biden says democracy survived Capitol riot because of police See in context

Typically, the disingenuous Biden omitted the other half of the story: "Saved by the police" were those of his fellow politicians who put themselves on record that day as betraying democracy and the American people. Meanwhile, MG's DOJ, true to Amerika's two-tier "justice" system, seems only to be showing interest in going after the insurrectionist low-hanging fruit of the delusional MAGA people.

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

@ itsonlyrocknroll

Thanks for your understanding. I was merely trying to put this killing in a context deeper than just a superficial kneejerk "act of terrorism" trope that stops people from thinking any further about the personal circumstances of the assassin driving him to this heinous deed. I feel the deepest sympathy for Mr Amess's bereaved wife and five children. No offense was intended and I hope we're still JT "friends".

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

@ itsonlyrocknroll

Admittedly, my post is all speculation, but that is all anyone can do at this point. I have since heard the perpetrator is of Somali origin and may have been politically motivated so it looks like a terrorist incident, which does not invalidate my inference that, ruling out a personal connection to the victim, no murder of a politician or public figure occurs in a vacuum, ie., political motives always lurk in the background, but so does mental derangement. Why this particular politician was targeted remains to be seen; it may have been planned or a random act. There is no doubt in my mind that the people of the UK have been suffering under great strain from all the myriad consequences of Covid , Brexit, and the egregious incompetence and gross irresponsibility of the "despicable, contemptible" political class who, with their callous, inhumane policies, have on a regular basis stooped even lower than I have with my "wild" speculations.

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

A second senseless homicidal attack on an MP , a terrible tragedy for his grieving family, and a symptom of the strain on the national psyche brought about by the heavy toll of Covid and the consequences of Brexit on the population, affecting first the mentally deranged who might be viewed as the canaries in society's cage. This murder will darken further the mood of the UK that may already be entering its "Weimar" period of social and political turbulence.

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Posted in: Kishida to seek economic growth before redistributing wealth See in context

The LDP can't change its capitalist spots while all the Japanese do is vote for them again and again just waiting for Godot.

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Posted in: Tokyo court disrupted by hundreds of maskless anti-vaxxers See in context

Social media in the hands of the ignorant seem to be on a metastasizing trajectory, turning democracies into idiocracies. Scary stuff!

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Posted in: Tokyo court disrupted by hundreds of maskless anti-vaxxers See in context

Uh? Several hundred Japanese? Demonstrating and protesting? Either something must be getting bigly serious, or else it's just an infectious Trumpy meme picked up from social media. What goes around comes around!

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Posted in: UK police won't act against Prince Andrew over sexual assault claim See in context

"she said, HE said". 'Nuff said! (said the police spokeswoman, not)

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Posted in: Japan opposition pledges to tax the rich in election platform See in context

First, start with the consumption tax and get rid of those pesky 1 yen coins. Then open Pandora's box, empty the piggy banks of all the hidden loot from around the world and lock them up. Trim the pork and waste from government programs not forgetting to cut the budget for the military. Finally, revise tax laws to introduce some "Robin Hood" taxes on the "undeserving" rich.

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Posted in: Clooney rules out political career See in context

Argue your point, clearly, challenge, don't cancel.

Righto!

Two is the number of times the Republicans had the chance to get the knuckleheaded homunculus off their backs, to redeem themselves as patriots and loyalists to the Constitution, but it's too late now and he's fast growing into a political Golem that will run amok through America's party politics turning all precedent upside down, unless he is stopped (not "cancelled") by the DOJ: indicted, given a fair trial and then JAILED. Clooney, accustomed to a comfortably sybaritic life, knows he's not up to the job of going against the swelling tide of the MAGA millions, and neither, it seems, is Biden who is facing the real danger of the clock running out in 2022. Alarm bells should be ringing before he paves his way to the White House with a never-ending tour of Trumprallies that will metastasize in America's body politic.

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Posted in: Why improvisation is the future in an AI-dominated world See in context

While we humans obsess over the threat AI, the natural environment and bio-diversity are threatened with an Anthropocene holocaust that could result in a self-inflicted "Final Solution" for mankind (and robots, to boot).

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Posted in: Clooney rules out political career See in context

The "knucklehead" who would be Potus again needs to be stopped in his tracks asap, but Clooney knows its not his thing to "save America" from itself: he and his spouse are too smart to ruin their comfortable lives by wading into the Washington swamp.

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Posted in: McCartney says Lennon responsible for Beatle breakup See in context

If Paul remembers John just walking in and announcing he was "out" as the simple reason for the Beatles break up, Macca may have smoked too much marijuana affecting his memory.

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Posted in: Japan may exempt Australian troops in joint drills from death penalty See in context

Since history records that governments of all stripes are wary of prosecuting war crimes (except for political expediency), it's not at all surprising that exceptions to eligibility for capital punishment would be given by Japanese officials to allied Australian soldiers committing crimes while "doing their dooty", once again offering proof that there are no limits to the hypocrisy of government bodies ever willing to sacrifice principles and morality on the altar of politics and self-interest. And might another angle be that the Japanese are sensitive to the dark legacy of the last war and feel they need to tread lightly with the Aussies who have never forgotten the atrocious treatment the Japanese gave their Australian POWs in WW2?

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Posted in: University exec arrested over diversion of funds to dummy firm See in context

For these rightwing geezers mixing bizness with politics paving the way to corruption is just par for the course. Yabu must have learned something about embezzling and kickbacks playing with Trump's golfing bro, Abe, kicking the ball back onto the fairway and other knavish tricks.

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Posted in: Report touts benefits of second jobs for workers, firms See in context

Less sleep for us, more taxes for them.

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Posted in: Russian authorities expand list of 'foreign agent' media See in context

The award of a Nobel to Novaya Gazeta's Muratov will help put the valuable work of Russia's courageous journalists on the radar for all the world to learn what is happening in Putin's Potemkin Village of democracy. The English translation version of the newspaper is in the main serviceable and can be highly recommended to all who wish to mend their ignorance of Russia, the monster matryoshka state that still may be defined as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma".

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Posted in: Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund See in context

Given the Toon is short on both bread and circuses, it was inevitable that money would trump morality. After all, successive UK governments capitulated on (lack of) principle to Arab oil and, more than just closing their eyes to the crimes against humanity committed by Arab despots, actively participated in profiting from all the ensuing death and destruction. I suppose most Newcastle fans will be singing from the same song sheet: Let the Games Begin! Political Economy 101: pleasing the plebs means profits.

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Posted in: Trump hotel lost $70 mil despite millions in foreign business See in context

The optics show the sun is setting on the tawdry empire of America's real estate Ozymandias, Trump, with his toxic brand and all his knavish tricks. Another bankruptcy of the twice-impeached "stable" "bizness genius" will perhaps convince his 70 million followers and fox friends they can be wrong.

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Posted in: Trump to invoke executive privilege in Jan 6 House probe See in context

That Trump is still at large, free to spout more lies and dangerous nonsense while the DOJ sits on its hands, shows down what dark paths Americans' Potus-worship can take the country merely with a nod and a wink from a self-interested ruling political establishment that privileges entitlement over justice. Treating those who were once employed as presidents as royalty makes a mockery of the principle "equal before the law". Letting Trump get away with "executive privilege" is tantamount to setting impunity in stone. It seems Americans never learn in school the wisdom of some of the more enlightened "Founding Fathers":

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

(Thomas Jefferson)

LOCK HIM UP to SHUT HIM UP!

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