Scrote's past comments

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    Scrote

    The purpose of non-tariff "measures" is to erect barriers to imports, so why not call them "barriers"?

    Posted in: Talking tough

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    Turning back boats is not illegal. Countries have the right to control their borders and to decide who enters and who doesn't.

    The people on the boats should be returned to their point of origin and the boats destroyed. After a short time the flow would stop, saving thousands of lives. This is the only solution that works.

    Posted in: Migrant crisis: can EU learn from Australia?

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    Aren't 5 and 6 in the "prior to marriage" section contradictory? Anyway, I'm happy to say that none of the points listed apply/applied to me.

    Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage

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    Last week there was a report on NHK about Taiwan introducing new restrictions on Japanese food imports. NHK only reported the Japanese government's side of the story, i.e. it's all perfectly safe, omitting to mention that the reason for the new restrictions was repeated mis-labelling of Japanese imports. Produce from Fukushima is being passed off as coming from elsewhere.

    If this is happening to exports it is almost certainly happening within Japan. But not a word of this is broadcast, presumably due to government censorship, or "pressure" as it's now called.

    Posted in: Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

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    First the visit to the author of a US textbook and now a visit to a German newspaper, it seems the Abe government is stepping up efforts to stifle criticism overseas as well as in Japan. When questioned the MOFA lies about it, so I hope any future interactions with Japanese "diplomats"/propagandists will be recorded.

    I wonder when NHK will report on these activities? Just showing Suga lying about it doesn't count.

    Posted in: Diplomatic pressure on foreign reporters raises media hackles

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    It's an invasion and it must be stopped. Instead of taking these people to Italy return them to Libya. Today I heard that some of these people were throwing Christians off their boats and drowning them. Many of those people hate us, they hate our freedoms and they want to kill us. They should stay in their own countries and work to improve their lives there.

    Posted in: Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe

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    We're getting a zero percent pay rise this year (and next year, and the year after that).

    Posted in: Large firms to raise monthly wages at fastest pace in 17 years

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    The media representatives should refuse to meet the LDP panel as they have no obligation to do so.

    Pro-LDP bias is already evident in NHK "news", e.g. the regular "North Korea abductees" item. What Abe is doing now is trying to stifle any discussion of his constitutional reforms, reforms which will remove freedoms and liberties and transfer powers to the state. Abe doesn't want any discussion of his policies, all he wants us to hear are the lies of Suga.

    Posted in: LDP panel summons media bosses over news programs

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    Evaporation means the radiation goes into the air for everyone to breath in. What isn't inhaled will fall as rain on the land or sea. If it falls on crops, will those crops be tested (answer: no).

    It sounds like a daft idea to me. They may as well put the water into tankers and hose down the streets of Tokyo with it.

    Posted in: TEPCO considers evaporation, storage of tritium-laced Fukushima water

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    The Chinese will continue to reclaim land and install military forces on the new islands. They will not stop and they will not take any notice of the US. Unless other claimants do the same they will be forced out of the entire area by the Chinese military in a few years time. The longer people sit around moaning the more entrenched the Chinese forces will become.

    Posted in: U.S. warns Beijing against destabilizing South China Sea

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    Japan wants Constitution chnage to better defend the country from other countries like China so Japan can avoid wars

    Most Japanese do not want the constitution changed, only Abe and his nutty mates. If the spineless media would explain the LDPs constiutional revisions in detail most people would be horrified.

    Posted in: Emperor, empress arrive in Palau for 2-day visit

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    It's about time the Saudis were bombed by someone. It would serve them right for funding global terrorism.

    Posted in: Iran sends navy vessels to waters off Yemen, raising stakes

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    We could do with payment methods that aren't controlled by the US. Otherwise companies can see their cash flow cut off at the whim of the US government.

    Posted in: Apple faces local battles as it prepares global payments push

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    Asset prices have soared, but low demand has restrained prices of consumer goods.

    If the falling oil price is causing deflation Abe could introduce a levy to keep the price constant. He has done nothing, so he should accept some of the blame for failing to meet his own target. The target is a daft idea anyway.

    Posted in: BOJ holds off further easing measures

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    Bomber Blair was always keen to stick the boot in to foreign countries. I say leave them to fight amongst themselves. Blowing people up isn't the way to gain influence in the world.

    In the unlikely event that Cameron holds a referendum I don't expect the UK will vote to leave the EU. UKIP support is falling and most of the problems blamed on the EU are actually the fault of our own, useless politicians.

    Posted in: Election campaign reflects Britain's global retreat

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    "Our country's textbook screening is carried out impartially and neutrally, based on professional and academic deliberations,"

    More lies from Suga. The Japanese government and education ministry told the textbook publishers what to include. They also introduced a requirement that textbooks state the government position, otherwise they will not be approved.

    Posted in: Japan rebuffs outcry over new history textbooks

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    Passing off government propaganda and lies as "facts" in school textbooks is just the kind of thing they do in North Korea.

    If Takeshima is a part of Japan, why can't Japanese travel there without a passport? The island is certainly claimed by Japan, but if it is not under Japanese control can it really be said to be Japanese?

    Posted in: S Korea condemns Japan's approval of history textbooks

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    Perhaps Tokyo can send a tape recorder on a continuous loop next time repeating "please understand, please co-operate". Nobody in Tokyo will listen to what the Okinawans have to say, so why bother sending anyone in person?

    Posted in: Suga urges Okinawan governor to back down in U.S. base dispute

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    I don't accept that Japanese form a distinct racial, or ethnic group. Most Japanese are ethnically and genetically identical to most Koreans but, as we see with the Zainichi people, being ethnically identical to Japanese isn't enough to gain them Japanese nationality. If being of the same race doesn't automatically make you Japanese then race cannot be used as a marker of "Japanese" identity.

    In fact, Japanese nationality is an entirely artifical construct. Anyone, of any race, can be a Japanese national if they are prepared to jump through the hoops erected by the Japanese government. People who try to define "Japanese" in terms of race are nothing but racists.

    Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity

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    Is it really necessary to "explain" the government's position again? It is basically this: "we will build the new base in Henoko and we don't care what you think". It certainly won't be built anywhere LDP voters live.

    Posted in: Suga to visit Okinawa on Saturday

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