Scrote's past comments

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    The north has agreed to express their regret at planting land mines in the DMZ and South Korea appears ready to accept this "apology". Yet at the same time South Korea considers repeated Japanese apologies and expressions of regret for wartime acts to be insufficient. It's a good example of South Korean double standards. Park should explain why she accepts the insincere North Korean "regret" whilst rejecting Japanese apologies.

    Posted in: Talks between the rival Koreas stretch into a third day

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    I've seen posters for internships at Toyota and other large companies around the university. They are unpaid positions, but they do pay your transportation costs to get to the factory. They also give you a free room and meals in the company dormitory, plus Y1000 per day for lunch. That seems reasonable enough to me.

    Posted in: Internships: To pay or not to pay?

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    Why not lay on a special flight for them and then bomb them as soon as they get off the plane?

    Posted in: Australian leader says 7 jihadi suspects stopped at airport

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    Why is Tsipras resigning to seek a mandate from the voters? They already rejected the bail out in the last referendum, but he ignored that. He doesn't listen to the voters, so why bother calling an election? I suppose if he loses the election the whole circus will begin again.

    Posted in: Greek PM Tsipras resigns; calls snap elections

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    Many countries in the middle east have been bombed by the USA for various reasons, including trivial things like insulting the father of George W Bush. However, the main culprit behind the attacks in New York, the major source of IS funding, the origin of much extremist propaganda and the home of intolerance and hatred of all things western, Saudi Arabia, never gets a mention.

    If any country deserves a good bombing it's Saudi Arabia, yet the US government and republicans never have a word to say against them. Instead, they sell them arms which they use to murder their own citizens and people in other countries. If someone repeatedly punches you in the face would you call that person a friend or an ally? Of course not. Yet the media continues to portray Saudi Arabia as an ally of the west when it is nothing of the sort.

    Posted in: Top Texas official won't apologize for Muslim-bombing post

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    These days many companies complain of labour shortages, but many of those companies pay the minimum wage and have low productivity. The minimum wage should be increased until the number of available jobs better matches the number of people seeking work. To combat stingy companies corporation tax should be increased and the proceeds used to lower payroll taxes.

    These measures will increase wages and drive inefficient companies out of business whilst boosting the economy without additional borrowing and wasteful government spending.

    Abenomics cannot and will not work.

    Posted in: Gov't considering asking companies to raise wages again next year

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    The Japanese "justice" system will see that these lawsuits are not resolved for decades. Most of us will be long dead before they decide that Tepco did nothing wrong.

    Posted in: Legal challenges mounting for TEPCO over Fukushima disaster

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    A lot of hand wringing there, but the statistics show that companies are not prepared to raise salaries to keep good workers. Instead, wages continue to fall. The first company to offer decent salaries and no unpaid overtime will have the pick of the new recruits.

    Posted in: Hey boss—your nightmare begins now

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    It would be nice to see some "journalists" ask Abe to comment on the success of Abenomics. I suppose he would blame the weather, the oil price, North Korea etc. Look in the mirror Abe: there's the reason for the dismal performance of the economy, right there.

    Abenomics will never work. It was always obvious it would not, and could not, work. The same old LDP policies of spending like a drunken sailor, coupled with declining wages and rising import prices due to a lower Yen were guaranteed to fail. Only a fool (Abe, Kuroda etc.) would think otherwise.

    Posted in: Japan's economy contracts 0.4% in April-June quarter

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    Saketown:

    BTW: When have The Japanese ever devalued the Yen in order to get a more competitive edge in the Global Markets or Trade?

    "Abenomics" involves doing exactly that: have the central bank monetise the government debt to drive down the Yen and help out Japanese exporters. The Japanese government is no different to the Chinese in that respect.

    Posted in: Chinese currency falls for 2nd day after surprise devaluation

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    How is the Diet preoccupied with the TPP? The Diet members have no say in the content, just like the Japanese people.

    Posted in: Casino bill enactment to be deferred

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    I'm prepared to wait a bit longer. Another 30-40 years should be sufficient.

    Posted in: Long-awaited Justin Bieber album out in November

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    I'm the same as commanteer: I can't stand wearing rings and other unnecessary decorations. I'm not even sure where my ring is. My wife wears her ring very occasionally. I don't know why anybody else should care: it's none of their business.

    Posted in: Why don't many married Japanese men and women wear their wedding rings?

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    It's Bush's brother's grudge against Saddam Hussein that kicked off the chaos in the middle east. Saudi Arabia funded and carried out the attack in New York, but instead of attacking the Saudis Bush decided to invade Iraq under a cover of lies and deceit to get even with Saddam for insulting his daddy.

    Because of this childish grudge we have ended up in the current mess. It beggars belief that the American people would be stupid enough to elect yet another Bush, flushing trillions more dollars down the drain on useless wars as a result. Surely they can do better than that?

    Posted in: Jeb Bush links Clinton to rise of Islamic State

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    My VPN was able to get around the Chinese firewall when I was in China by tunneling traffic over https. It's difficult for the unelected Chinese dictatorship to block such traffic without interfering with internet commerce. The Chinese dictatorship can stick their firewall up their collective behind.

    Posted in: Google 'Alphabet' website blocked in China on first day

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    People pay a lot of money to have their children taught by these fools. It's a pity they don't have a class on common sense.

    Posted in: 340 wallets, 100 smartphones stolen at Waseda Academy's summer training camp

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    It's not the best choice of dates, a day when trains and roads are usually jammed with people trying to get somewhere else. I wish the number of public holidays would be reduced and my annual leave increased by the same amount. I make sure to use all of it. People who need to be told when to take a holiday are a bit thick.

    For now, I'm working through obon and will take the holidays in a couple of weeks. It's much better this way: there are no meetings, seminars, lectures or other tiresome tasks. I'm away from the heat and crowds in a nice cool, quiet room. Very relaxing, and I'm getting paid too!

    Posted in: One year to go until Aug 11 becomes Mountain Day national holiday

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    Under Abenomics, the government is also supposedly moving towards dropping many unnecessary duplications and to accepting international standards in various sectors

    Abe has given up on this, just as "journalists" have given up asking him about it.

    Posted in: High achievers in the European business community

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    Just pick three random colours and make a simple striped flag like most other countries. Then get someone to come up with some guff about what each colour represents. Job done.

    Posted in: New Zealanders get first look at new flag options

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