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Posted in: Trump, Biden go on offense in states they're trying to flip See in context

Almost all polls point to a Biden victory. However, I've been struck by the lack of passion for Biden in my Democrat-dominated community. I think everyone above 50 remember how Biden crashed out of two prior presidential campaigns in disgrace due to plagiarism and lying about his biography. He's repeating the same mistakes in this race just crazy claims like the one last week where he said he got his start at Delaware State, a historically Black college, which was quickly denied by its registrar's office. Young people don't see Biden as an agent of change because he's distanced himself from the progressive wing of the party. They also notice the distance that Obama has created between himself and Biden. Personally, I think Biden made a mistake early on in admitting that he would be a one-term president. That put more importance on his VP pick. Kamala Harris did terrible in the primaries, failing to bring out the Black vote or even win a single delegate, and doesn't have the experience or maturity (the constant, crazy laugh at her own lame jokes) to make people comfortable with her ascending to the presidency so soon. Trump did very well with the economy and helped America move towards energy independence and, by extension, a future without dependence on the Middle East. Despite the media's efforts, most people simply don't blame Trump for the COVID downturn. I expect that Trump will be re-elected with a slightly higher Electoral College win than in 2016.

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Posted in: Gov't considers obliging convicted sex offenders to wear GPS trackers See in context

Long overdue. Sex abuse is the most unreported crime in Japan.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un's sister threatens S Korea with military action See in context

It is only a matter of time until the Kims meet the same fate as the Ceaușescus.

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Posted in: Australian minister calls anti-racism protests 'self-indulgent' See in context

I went to two BLM protests this weekend. It was clear that an element of the crowd was absolutely "self-indulgent" - mostly young whites there only to get a thrill of acting "edgy" and to get some good Instagram shots. It wasn't the majority of the crowd but it is just stupid not to recognize that large gatherings attract people who are there for different reasons - some honorable, some not.

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Posted in: 13 wounded in Louisiana memorial service shooting See in context

Gang members shooting gang members. No one will cooperate with the police so the vicious cycle of retribution will continue.

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Posted in: 3 states ease lockdowns as U.S. COVID-19 death toll passes 50,000 See in context

Set aside all of the finger pointing and Monday morning quarterbacking and give respect to the more than 40 employees of Braskem America in Pennsylvania who made the collective decision in March to leave their families and live at the factory for 28 days, where they would eat, sleep, and take turns working 12-hour shifts to produce protective equipment for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. They clocked out yesterday after their month-long shift. These are the kind of Americans who will see the country through this crisis and beyond.

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Posted in: Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dead at 103 See in context

Wonderful man and a legendary actor! Loved him in Seven Days in May.

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Posted in: Subaru sets mid-2030s target to sell only electric vehicles worldwide See in context

Electric vehicles, outside of Tesla, are simply not selling well in any world market. Even government fleet purchases can't hide this. Subaru will never go through with this pledge - it would be corporate suicide. I say this as a Subaru owner who would love to have an affordable, electric option.

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Posted in: Restaurant operator Skylark to end 24-hour operations by April See in context

All night diners in the cities I've lived in will always have a special place in my heart.

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Posted in: Thousands of armed U.S. gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally See in context

The protestors today rightly point out that existing guns laws, on the State and federal levels, are not simply not enforced. Given this reality, the push for new gun laws is sensibly interpreted as government overreach. Governor Northam and his supporters should instead be pushing for massive new funding of the federal DOJ to fund prosecutors and prison cells. But they are not - curious, no?

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Posted in: Pioneer gains $540 million rescue from Baring Private Equity See in context

Best of luck to Pioneer. I'm still enjoying my Sansui receiver!

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Posted in: X Japan leader Yoshiki says he will never stop trying to crack U.S. market See in context

I listened to him recently on Steve Jones' KLOS radio show, Jonesy's Jukebox. The interview was kind of brutal as they both couldn't understand most of what the other said. Jones was polite but also couldn't hide the fact that he knew next to nothing about Yoshiki or X Japan.

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Posted in: American man arrested for urinating on another passenger on flight to Japan See in context

I suspect that there was a prescription medicine in the mix on this one.

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Posted in: Japan probing abuse of health insurance system by foreign residents See in context

Many countries have tough, some would say cold-hearted, policies towards immigration and health. For example, New Zealand has refused residency to persons in wheelchairs and others with autism. Entire families have been denied residency because a child was deemed too costly by the NZ government.

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Posted in: 'Halloween' trailer shows Jamie Lee Curtis means business See in context

Do we really need yet another installment in the Halloween series? Enough with the formulaic horror! It's just sad that talented actresses like Jamie Lee Curtis aren't offered better acting opportunities. She doesn't need the money - just doesn't appear to have any other viable film projects.

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Posted in: Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore See in context

There is no peaceful solution to the North Korean nuclear issue that doesn't involve sitting down with Kim Jon Un and negotiating with him. Kudos to Trump for taking the risk.

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Posted in: Another U.S. military chopper makes emergency landing near Okinawa hotel See in context

A helicopter that was experiencing mechanical issues landed in a safe area, rather than risking a crash. And what exactly is wrong with that?

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Posted in: Do you believe marijuana, which was legalized in California on Jan 1, is a harmless drug? See in context

USA Attorney General will keep the rating which continues to undermine any research.

It is up to Congress to change marijuana's status under federal law, not the Attorney General.

The problem with individual States legalizing marijuana is that it continues organized crime control over the markets as they use the cover of legal grows to cultivate and divert marijuana to States where it remains illegal. That is why States like Colorado and Oregon have become source States for black market marijuana and seen a rise in Mexican cartel activity - the opposite of what the citizens were promised.

The other issue is that marijuana has simply become too strong through genetic modifications to marijuana strains. It is nothing like the pot of the 60s, 70s or 80s. There are no more communal experiences like passing a joint at a concert. One hit and people are now stoned out of their minds. That's no good for anyone.

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Posted in: Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president See in context

Watched Mr. Wolff on Meet the Press today.  He comes across as a self-aggrandizing, delusional, effete liberal.  No wonder the mainstream media hangs on his every word, and the rest of the country listens but then moves on.

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