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Posted in: Japan set to crack down on stealth marketing, online or offline See in context

Japan set to crack down on stealth marketing, online or offline:

Stealth marketing comes from companies that pay celebrities to advertise product/service under the guise of genuine opinion.

It is outright cheating. Must be curbed/stopped..

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Posted in: Japan, 5 Central Asian countries affirm importance of rules-based order See in context

Japan, 5 Central Asian countries affirm importance of rules-based order:

How strange for a nation that itself has not been concerned with international rule-based order to affirm its importance.

Have the 5 countries been enticed & lured by Japan's promised aids in Tokyo..?

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Posted in: House passes $1.7 trillion spending bill with Ukraine aid See in context

House passes $1.7 trillion spending bill with Ukraine aid:

$trillion after $trillion, again & again, just to avoid a partial government shutdown & provide more aids to Kyiv.

With a worrisome lackluster economy, where does US get all these monies from?

The Mint, the American taxpayers? ...

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Posted in: Tomahawks part of Japan's record defense spending next year See in context

Tomahawks part of Japan's record defense spending next year:

Jumping 20% to a record 6.8 trillion yen in 2023?

More, more. It is just a budget on paper, in reality it could go far above that.

US is monitoring Japan's beefing up its defense persistently, notably the navy.

Hence..

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Posted in: Germany arrests intelligence service employee suspected of spying for Russia See in context

Germany arrests intelligence service employee suspected of spying for Russia:

Only one spy arrested?

With newest hi-tech, espionage has become an undeniably real international gigantic business.

It permeates every corner worldwide, millions of intelligent people are involved..

Nobody nor nation can escape..

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Posted in: Thousands of UK ambulance staff strike as public urged to avoid risks See in context

Thousands of UK ambulance staff strike as public urged to avoid risks:

It is perplexing.

What does it mean when minister says 'the public must use common sense to avoid taking risks'? What an insidious remark.

With such strikes, expect to surrender one's life to fate faster..(?)

An absolutely incurable nation, dying its own death..

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Posted in: U.S. seizes enough fentanyl to kill all Americans in 2022 See in context

US seizes enough fentanyl to kill all Americans in 2022:

50.6 million fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl & ~5000 kg powder equivalent to 380 million potentially deadly doses are seized in 2002.

In a nation where drugs rule supreme, nothing is left to be said anymore.

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Posted in: UK gov't refuses to give way on pay as nurses, medics strike See in context

UK will not offer more money to nurses & ambulance crews to end strikes that are piling pressure on an already overstretched NHS.

They are joining railway staff, passport officers & postal workers in UK’s biggest strike wave for decades, mainly due to the sluggish economy & soaring 10% inflation.

UK is decaying fast, beyond redemption..

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Posted in: Sweden hits record with 60 shot dead in 2022 See in context

Sweden hits record with 60 shot dead in 2022:

This is supposedly one of the most peaceful countries in the world. With a population of slightly 10 million, 60 people were shot dead so far this year, about 1 in 170,000, despite the strict gun-control.

Don't compare with US..

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Posted in: Tokyo unwitting host to Chinese 'police station,' report says See in context

Tokyo unwitting host to Chinese 'police station,' report says:

Really? As far as such 'police station' is concerned, China would pale in comparison to US.

Don't forget, to every Chinese station, there are ~100 US police stations of such kind globally.

How about that..?

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Posted in: It's no joke: Across globe, satire morphs into misinformation See in context

It's no joke, satire has morphed into mis-info:

This is true, for not many people could distinguish a satire from an info.

Satire/parody ( sometimes packed with absurdity ) are too often mistaken as real, prompting people to assume it as misinformation.

Too much satire can be poor taste too..

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Posted in: 64% disapprove of tax hikes to cover Japan's rising defense budget: poll See in context

64% disapprove of tax hikes to cover Japan's rising defense budget - poll:

Kyodo News poll reveals 64.9% rejecting the planned tax hikes for additional defense budget.

PM Kishida must take this public opinion seriously, lest there will be unwelcome backlash later.

Therefore..

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Posted in: Tunisian election draws just 8.8% turnout See in context

Tunisian election draws just 8.8% turnout:

With a pathetically miserable of

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Posted in: Japan declares plan to have preemptive strike capability and cruise missiles See in context

Japan declares plan to have preemptive strike capability & cruise missiles.

A follow-up headline: China sends ships into Pacific near southern Japan.

Do the news not mean both nations are preparing to get ready for some kind of military conflict?

No, no, no.

Must avoid that..

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Posted in: New trove of Kennedy assassination files made public See in context

New trove of Kennedy assassination files made public:

CIA has deliberately declined to reveal the exceptionally classified secret documents of 100,000 related to JFK's death after 59 years.

The truth cannot be made public. Its consequence could be too immoral to be acceptable..(?)

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Posted in: U.S. military creates space unit in S Korea See in context

US military creates space unit in S Korea:

Has S Korea finally fallen prey to US coercion beside enticement?

US military formally launched a space force unit in S Korea, its first such facility on foreign territory. How terrifying.

Would China, Russia & N Korea sit still..?

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Posted in: EU to U.S.: We already have war, don't give us trade war, too See in context

EU to US - We already have war, don't give us trade war:

Understandably, the 'Trans-Atlantic partners have long prided themselves on free trade unfettered by excessive subsidies & protectionism'.

Now what. Has Ukraine war started to drag them down economically?

A money conflict?

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Posted in: Kishida urges stable, responsible funding for more defense spending See in context

Premier Kishida urges stable, responsible funding for more defense spending:

Undeniably, all he knows now is to secure more money for defense spending.

He does not care whether it is really that necessary or essential to keep arming the defense with more expensive & lethal weapons.

Why..?

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Posted in: Britain braces for winter of strike action as nurses walk out See in context

UK braces for winter of strike action as nurses walk out:

Strike after strike, never seems to end.

UK is crippled by the biggest wave of industrial action in decades.

Already nation's NHS has long been in chaos, how much worse can it be with nurses' strike.

Pitiable. Where lies the future of UK..?

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Posted in: Los Angeles mayor declares homelessness state of emergency See in context

Los Angeles mayor declares homelessness state of emergency:

Unthinkable. Lots of people sleep rough on LA streets, in an epidemic that shocks visitors to one of the globe's wealthiest city.

Mental disorders, rampant drug abuses & dire poverty are rising.

Chilly winter coming..

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Posted in: Italian PM Meloni pays tribute to victims after gunman kills three women See in context

Italian PM Meloni pays tribute to victims after gunman kills 3 women:

Apparently, mass shooting is not the prerogative of countries like US, Mexico, Columbia, etc.., or countries infested with extremists.

It has started to spread widely to more countries in other continents..

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Posted in: LDP policy chief Hagiuda visits Taiwan See in context

LDP policy chief visits Taiwan:

Wonder if Tsai really understands what she is talking/doing.

She looks clueless & fragile, unwittingly looking for moral/physical support from US & Japan.

Do majority of Taiwanese still want to rely on her weak leadership?

If not, do something..

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Posted in: Russia bans 200 Canadians in tit-for-tat move See in context

Russia bans 200 Canadians in tit-for-tat move:

Tit-for-tat, eye-for-eye, vengeance breeds more hatred that generates further revenge.

Moreover, sanctions beget more & uglier counter-sanctions.

What on earth is going on?

Is this the kind of scenario we humans want or expect..?

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Posted in: France to make condoms free for anyone under 25, Macron says See in context

France to make condoms free for anyone

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Posted in: Japan, Australia to bolster security ties amid China's threat See in context

Japan, Australia to bolster security ties amid China's threat:

Amid China's threat?

With indecisive India distancing itself, QUAD has literally died a natural death.

So is AUKUS when UK is dragged down by its weak economy & bad politics.

Only Sydney & Tokyo hold on to US now..

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Posted in: Taxes to be raised to cover additional defense spending: Kishida See in context

Taxes to be raised to cover additional defense spending:

Is there a need or necessity to raise tax unrelentingly to cover defense expenses?

Surely the Japanese public won't feel happy.

If US wish to promote more weapon sales, Kishida should ask for free supply instead..

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Posted in: Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank clashes See in context

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank clashes:

New Israel government is nothing new. It is old wine in newly labelled bottle.

The old conflict between Israelis & Palestinians has reignited again so soon.

Expect more clashes & deaths..

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Posted in: World economy faces more pain in 2023 after a gloomy year See in context

World economy faces more pain in 2023 after a gloomy year:

As pandemic continues to rampage unrelentingly (albeit at relatively low ~1% lethal rate), the global economy in 2022 does not appear to revive as fast or as encouraging as anticipated.

Can't hope for a much better 2023..

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Posted in: Couple in their 80s found dead in suspected murder-suicide See in context

Couple in their 80s found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Japan:

Such saddening news brings my heart falling right down to a bottomless pit. Not the 1st time.

I could be in similar situation soon.

But could life be really so unbearable as to resort to such tragic scenario..?

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Posted in: Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors See in context

Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors:

One's due respect goes to the several centenarian survivors of Pearl Harbor attack commemorating those perished 81 years ago.

How many Americans would bother to remember the tragedy?

Japan is their closest ally now..

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