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Posted in: Trump revels at Michigan rally as thousands defy coronavirus safety rules See in context

Wow, blatant lying by Trump. One of the 30,000 lies he has told so far as President? Who knew? Well one group that did not know are the losers and the suckers as Trump calls them who voted for him. He sees you guys all as the same kind of rube as he saw at the WWE events, marks to be taken advantage of and why not? If they think WWE is real then that is on you. Chaa-ching. He will take your money as he takes your votes and beyond that as he takes your lives by lying about COVID-19.

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Posted in: Nearly 80% of LDP lawmakers back Suga in post-Abe leadership race See in context

A one party state in everything but name.

The LDP has been in power longer than the Communist Party in China. Five of the party factions date back to the founding of the party. Yes indeed, Japan is a one party state.

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Posted in: New Zealand's PM restarts campaign with Maori holiday pledge See in context

If Trump were 5% of the leader this NZ PM is the USA would not be the world leader in COVID deaths and have the economy thanking by 30% plus. NZ, good for you for electing a real leader, not a fake one.

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Posted in: Harris' mostly virtual campaign to get Wisconsin road test See in context

Kamala Harris told a friendly crowd of Hollywood donors on Thursday 

That says it all right there.

Clint Eastwood and Arnie were busy that evening. Trump will go to CA not because he will win there, he is down by 35% right now, but to collect the cash from Hollywood types and other deluded supporters who have too much money.

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Posted in: Trump calls on Fox News to fire reporter after she confirmed his alleged remarks on Marines killed in action See in context

Typical fascist move by Trump, bury the truth by vilifying the press. In this case Fox news. Murdoch may have turned on Trump, I doubt this confirmation by Fox would not be done without his permission.

And for the military folks who are Trump supporters still, did we not tell you years ago he is a fake President and a pure con man. He thinks you all are idiots for joining the military but he will steal your votes if he can. If you vote for him now, he may be right.

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Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested for beating 20-year-old wife to death with fishing rod See in context

He should get a jail term equal to the life expectancy of his wife. At least 60 years.

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

Well, yet another deluded group who blindly follow the fake President get a dose of reality. Hey, you military guys who support Trump are suckers and losers to be in military. He will take your votes and then make fun of you when he thinks no one is listening. It is like when he waves the bible around and has never read it. Those that donated to the Trump Wall run by Trumps people like Bannon took your money and then laughed at you all the way to the bank. Bannon cleared a million plus dollars. You gave him that money.

All of you are rubes. If you want to vote for him again when he makes fun of you and calls you suckers for supporting him then that is on you. We liberals knew he was a con man from the start and that its what he will be his entire life. He fooled you all once, if he fools you again that is on you. You are voting for your own disgrace. If he gets a second term he will start a war to cover for his various failures and many of you will pay with your lives for your votes for him.

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Posted in: Trump calls Abe 'greatest prime minister in Japan's history' See in context

Abe was Trump light before Trump became President. Same empty rhetoric, fake issues (wall and NK kidnappings), massive debt, economic ruin, huge military buildup for no reason, lazy, and now both of them are physically sick.

Trump thinks the PM before Abe was PM SushiRoll.

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Posted in: Ishiba most popular choice for next PM: poll See in context

Lets get Mori back. He was terrific.

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million See in context

Hey, didn't Trump say repeatedly that COVID would magically disappear? And that was after he said the pandemic was a hoax and fake news. 180,000 plus deaths due to Trump failure on this health matter in addition to the economy tanking by huge numbers, millions laid off and the Federal Debt skyrocketing.

Getting tired of winning yet?

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Posted in: Abe set to resign, citing worsening health See in context

He was a big flop. This three arrows never got shot from the bow. Lots of talk but no action. Just more debt and Japan foreign policy drifting nowhere. He made a bad decision to cozy up to Trump from the jump. Trump does not care about Japan unless there is the chance for a hotel to open here. Abe served the longest and he did the least.

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Posted in: Melania Trump urges voters to re-elect her husband; makes plea for racial understanding See in context

Trump has lead the USA to a near depression and the deaths of 175,000 people. Or as Trump would call it, winning. Trump is looking past the loss in November and how he can continue to rip off the MAGA rubes like he did with his buddies for the fake build the wall funding. Of course like all of his business efforts they will end up in bankruptcy or in being bailed out by the Russian billionaires again as instructed by Putin.

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Posted in: In recordings, Trump's sister says he 'has no principles' See in context

Anything to get Trump, Dems are desperate

There is nothing more Dems can do to make Trump look like an idiot and a failure than he has done himself already. Cheating on his taxes, raping women, letting 175k Americans die so he could try and keep the economy from taking, the economy tanking, surrounding himself with criminals most of whom are in jail now or will be, USA now a joke internationally and seen as a total failure, bankrupting the US Fed budget running up massive debt during the Obama economic boom, putting millions of people out of work, accelerating climate change, and on and on and on.

That his family is turning on him seems natural, like everyone else with a lick of sense they hate him. Only the MAGA rubes who gave money to the save the wall fund still like Trump.

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Posted in: Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history See in context

Trump and his corrupt buddies will lose in November badly and his business will be bankrupt, again,

in 18 months after he leaves office. All the loony blind supporters of Trump can start a go fund me campaign to bail out Trump, but we have seen that story before with the Build the Wall scam Trump and his cronies ran to take advantage of the MAGA rubes.

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Posted in: New crackdown on smoking spurs search for loopholes See in context

"For the tiny drinking shops here in Shinjuku's Golden Gai, not permitting smoking would be a matter of life and death,"

It is for the smokers and the people who take in second hand smoke.

The same false argument was made in the UK and the USA by restaurants but what happened is just the opposite. More people went to these places after the ban as they knew they would not get cancer from tobacco smoke.

Besides the number of smokers is going down every year in Japan, it is below 20% now. Many of them are dying of lung cancer. So as a business person, which number is bigger, 80% or 20%. Pretty damn simple to figure out.

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Posted in: Ex-Trump aide Bannon pleads not guilty to border wall fundraising fraud See in context

Trump is a con man that his poor deluded followers have not figured out yet. And everyone around him knows Trump is a con man and figure they too should get what they can out Trump being President. All of them are the same and so many of them end up with jail sentences until Trump pardons them, like Roger Stone that criminal and total loser. Trump of course belongs in jail as well.

And yet people will still vote for Trump in November as they are all in on the cult that is now the republican party.

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Posted in: Democrats nominate Biden to take on Trump; John McCain's widow praises him See in context

It is so sad to see the right wing bumblers hang on to their failed President. Everyone knows Trump bankrupts everything he touches as it is with the USA now, dying in huge numbers, economy collapsing, debt exploding, unemployment at all time highs, mass protests in the streets due to racism which Trump embraces and on and on and no. But like the dying businessman clinging to his briefcase these hapless conservatives hang on to Trump. Just proves that there is nothing logical or reasonable about the Trump cultists, it is pure emotion and mostly as we have discovered over the last four years that emotion is rooted in racism.

Trump will lose and perhaps the republican party will never recover from Trump. The nation will be better off if this happens as the few remaining smart republicans believe now. That is why so many of them are endorsing Biden. The republican party has become a QAnon conspiracy cult.

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Posted in: Fears pandemic will worsen birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis See in context

Yep, go to the countries with small populations and you'll definitely find that "business and service" has disappeared: Switzerland, Singapore, Norway, New Zealand, Denmark, Luxembourg, and so on.

Go to rural Japan. Services at bare minimum. Ghost homes. Economy wrecked. Youth gone. That is the effect of depopulation that is reality, not fantasy statement like the one above.

Population decline drags down the GDP for various reasons.

Demography was closely linked to Alvin Hansen’s original 1930s theory of “secular stagnation” — a situation of entrenched low growth and interest rates — which has been revived in recent years.

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Posted in: Japan's male smoking rate drops below 30% for 1st time See in context

Fruggly

If the cab stinks I simple go to the next one that hopefully is non-smoking. If the smoker

does not like that, too bad. He can stop smoking in his cab. Do the same thing in restaurants,

if it stinks I tell the owner that I am not eating at his place because is not non-smoking. They

can keep their lung cancer to themselves.

Cleo, I rarely agree with you but on this point you are right. If you smoke today you are stupid.

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Posted in: New Zealand marks 100 days without domestic transmission of coronavirus See in context

Maybe he should also mentioned that New Zealand is an island nation

OK, geography quiz time. Japan is . . . oh and UK is . . . and Australia is . . .

What a dopey thing to say. NZ got it right and had the leadership, please look that up

if you are living in the USA, UK or Australia, to do the right thing by science. The NZ

PM did not call the virus a hoax or equally stupid call for herd immunity which infects tens of

thousands and also destroys the economy like in Sweden.

Sweden's gross domestic product took its largest tumble in a single quarter in modern history during the second quarter of this year, despite the country's decision to not shut down its economy.

So NZ is virus free it seems and the economy is relatively strong. The USA GDP dropped over

30% last quarter and the death toll will soon be at 200,000. BJ in the UK did nothing until

he became infected putting that island nation in the top three for deaths per million.

NZ losing international travel is the fault of the nations in the rest of the world that had flawed strategies

and did not contain the virus like the USA, UK, Sweden and others.

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Posted in: Tom Petty's family tells Trump not to use late rock star's songs for 'campaign of hate' See in context

The old dudes at the Trump event have not heard of Tom Petty. Wayne Newton is about the right age slot for the Fox news crowd. How about Danke Schoen. Foreign words so not good but German so OK. Also Newton has gone bankrupt so he shares that with Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m_giioppT4

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Posted in: Bolton says Trump pleaded with China to help him get reelected See in context

More nonsense from another disaffected reject. Bolton has always been a loon and this is just him trying to make some money from his stint with Trump.

Yet Trump hired him as his National Security Advisor. I thought Trump only hired the best.

I have a very simple rule when it comes to management: hire the best people from your competitors, pay them more than they were earning, and give them bonuses and incentives based on their performance. That’s how you build a first-class operation.” 

― Donald J. Trump, Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Posted in: NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans See in context

How ridiculous. Obviously, the commenters and the idiot DCM at the US Embassy have not watched South Park in the US. As a native New Yorker, the two characters on the right are typical of what you would see as wall or building art in a black neighborhood in NYC. Indeed, the two images have that quasi-1930s Socialist Realism art look still painted by the usual left wing progressives (whether black, white or Latino) in the US.

South Park is not produced by a national government organization like the NHK. Maybe you can appreciate the difference. Also based on your comments about NYC maybe the last time you were there was in the 1930s?

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Posted in: NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans See in context

Why should the Japanese prioritize foreign perspectives over their own? I just cannot understand why foreign people with a interest in Japan would be so intent to make it like their own.

There are black people living in Japan, maybe you have not noticed.

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Posted in: As U.S. reckons over race, Trump becomes a bystander See in context

He is racist. Learned it from his Dad who attended KKK events. That is all that needs to be said. He is bystander because he is a part of the legacy from slavery that allows and in most cases up to Floyd condones murder by police of black men and women. Only when Trump is in jail for all of his crimes will the country be able to move beyond overt racism in the police enforcement.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan: George Floyd's death 'sickened me' See in context

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwuCF5lYqEE

Best Dylan song. If you do not get it you do not get music. Keep to your Creed. And Nickelback.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan: George Floyd's death 'sickened me' See in context

Fizzbit and V Watts

Your posts are comparing criminal deaths to what happened to Floyd by a police officer? If so you both win the prize for accidentally discovering the truth. There is no difference between street murder and the police murder of Floyd. You guys are the like the proverbial stopped watch. Cannot wait for your next accidental insight.

Dylan is the man. Check out his Ballet of Emit Till, another senseless murder of a 14 year old black man back in 1950s. No phones to record this murder so both of the murderers were acquitted but later admitted they killed the boy. 2020, same story but this time it is recorded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-0vClQa1Hw

And Lamilly, Joan is great but she is not Dylan. Her covers of his songs are incredible however. Check out Any Day Now album.

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Posted in: New Zealand city removes statue of its 'murderous' namesake See in context

Taliban did the same thing with cultural history albeit with explosives, these statues commemorate what happened in a time when it was acceptable behaviour. 

Wow, once gain the spin points get repeated by the chattering classes. In what way is a statue honoring a USA traitor and murderer akin to art? Are the right wingers so shallow they actually believed this tripe? If the Vatican was being destroyed, then you have a case. But as it is this is simply the echo factory on fill tilt. It is rather pathetic defending slave owners and comparing them to cultural works of art.

You do not see statues of Hitler in Europe, but I am sure if there were some and they were going to be removed the same ditto head crowd would claim cancel culture as they are now for other mass murderers. I guess you guys know the game is up now. One more murder of a black man was one too many this time it seems. The world has had enough of the KKK and other similar hate organizations defending racism and racists.

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Posted in: North Korea says little reason to maintain Kim-Trump ties See in context

Trump was always lame but now he is lame duck. As with everything else he has touched the NK situation is worse thanks to his photo op driven chucklehead strategy for everything.

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Posted in: About 70 monkeys escape from zoo in Chiba Prefecture See in context

Are the monkeys self-isolating?

They have masks on no doubt. It is monkey peer pressure.

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