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samwattersAug. 23, 2016 - 09:13AM JST
Depends on whose hands we're talking about. The usual suspects will make out like bandits but after Japan goes broke in 2021 and painful choices need to be made regarding which sacred social services get cut, the common person will be wondering why we built facilities that won't ever be used in a meaningful way.
Posted in: Are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in good hands?
samwattersAug. 20, 2016 - 04:58PM JST
The current young generation is rather anti-social and any questions from parents or teachers is often seen as a threat. Doesn't look good for Japan's future.
Posted in: 18-year-old girl arrested for trying to kill her mother
samwattersAug. 20, 2016 - 12:41AM JST
There can be no excuse for a water shortage. Japan gets a lot of rain and snow. Every year in Hokkaido I watch tons of snow (i.e. frozen water) being dumped into the ocean. This summer has been a very wet one and if there is a water shortage it is because of poor planning on the part of the government.
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samwattersAug. 17, 2016 - 10:05PM JST
@wipeout. Speaking of LBJ, there is a priceless quote made by the former pres himself that reflects his belief regarding black voters. I would post it here but I would be labeled a racist because I am a Trump supporter.
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samwattersAug. 17, 2016 - 10:02PM JST
@Mr.Bum. I would love to see all company CEO's who hire illegals sent to jail. Both the Democrats and Republicans are against it which is why Trump beat out over ten established pols. I understand why illegals want to come to America; they simply want to improve their lives. Illegals are not evil; I understand that. However, granting amnesty to them---which is Hiliary's plan----along with open borders (something the Democrats are thinking about) will kill this country to the point where Americans begin to seek different shores.
@Strangerland. You wrote;
"This is what I'm talking about when I say that Trump supporters are essentially the same as the rioters in Milwaukee. They are willing to burn down their country out of frustration with the status quo, and a feeling of being unable to change it."
You show a staggering lack of understanding regarding the US government. If you think Trump can kill the country on his own then I have good news for you! There is thing called "Congress." While they as a body are generally worthless, Congress does have the power to stop presidents when they want. Now remember how Obama and Bush and Clinton always complained about interference from Congress? Well, in comparison to Trump, these men were loved and honored! Just think of much interference Trump will get when he tries to do anything? Could Trump destroy the country? Naw. Could the Democrats do it by granting amnesty and possibly open borders (new Soros email leak you need to see!)........now we need to be worried!
Posted in: Clinton says Trump's foreign policy 'absolutely bewilders' her
samwattersAug. 17, 2016 - 06:21PM JST
@Mr.Bum. No, I am wiling to elect a rude, ass of a person who will not allow for amnesty which will destroy the country we now know as America. And like many other commenters on this site you seem to fail to understand the difference between immigration and ILLEGAL immigration. They are not the same. The former is a boon to our country and most Americans know while the latter is not.
samwattersAug. 17, 2016 - 04:51PM JST
@Mr.Bum. I can only speak for myself but for me this campaign is a single-issue decision. If Hiliary is elected she will grant amnesty to the 30-plus million illegal immigrants. Combine that with our "anchor baby" policy that allows a woman to walk across the border, have a baby and then use that baby to spondor dozens of "relatives." Such peopel vote Democatic by a margin of 10-to-1. If Hiliary is allowed to do so, then the Democratic party will have unquestioned power for the next fifty years. I am also an independent voter having voted for both Democrats and Republicans during my life but if Hilary wins then the US the world knows and depends upon will cease to exist. I know Trump could be a disaster is some areas but at least he won't grant amnesty and he may slow down illegal immigration.
samwattersAug. 17, 2016 - 11:34AM JST
Wait until the debates and we'll see who's bewlidered. Hilary needs to be handled with kid gloves and the Donald is going to treat her only slightly better than the way Bill treated a long line of women. It's going to be fun to watch.
samwattersAug. 15, 2016 - 12:31PM JST
Khalif Rainey is an idiot. Here's proof; https://youtu.be/T9B251wi9NI.
Posted in: Deadly police shooting sparks violent protests in Milwaukee
samwattersAug. 14, 2016 - 10:23PM JST
“This is a warning cry,” Milwaukee Alderman Khalif Rainey said. “Black people of Milwaukee are tired. They are tired of living under this oppression.”
You better clarifiy who is oppressing whom Mr. Rainey and that will clarify wether you are a smart person or an idiot.
samwattersAug. 08, 2016 - 12:04PM JST
Aw..if only whining could become an Olympic sport....China would have a lock on the gold forever!
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samwattersAug. 03, 2016 - 10:09AM JST
Obama and Hillary are panicking. There is already proof-positive that Hillary and the DNC rigged the primary election and people are watching to see how they try to do it in the national election. Trump is a loudmouth but he's world's better than Hillary and the majority of Americans know it.
Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him
samwattersAug. 03, 2016 - 10:02AM JST
In the States where I come from a major illness can and often does wipe out families. My wife got sick a few years ago and it was then I learned how good the Japanese health and insurance system is. Yes, it is a bit expensive but you can sleep well at night knowing that when you get sick--and you will one day---that you won't have to choose between getting treated or going homeless.
Posted in: What do you think of Japan's health insurance system?
samwattersAug. 03, 2016 - 08:47AM JST
Would love to know what percentage of the delegation are athletes and what percentage are "officials."
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samwattersAug. 03, 2016 - 08:45AM JST
I am not her biggest fan but this is certainly a step in the right direction.
Posted in: New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe
samwattersAug. 01, 2016 - 08:47AM JST
Well, this is what happens when you elect--if you can call it that---spoiled blue-blooded boys who have never done a day's work in their lives. Children budget their milk money better than these fools and the mere discussion of helicopter money is an excellent example of why the hatred for government and the desire to topple it is becoming a world-wide phenomenon.
Posted in: Helicopter money talk takes flight as BOJ runs out of runway
samwattersAug. 01, 2016 - 08:43AM JST
@sighclops Great post!
Posted in: Traditionally, Japanese employees have been expected to remain at one company and have their salaries go up based on seniority instead of performance. Foreigners don’t fit into that system.
samwattersAug. 01, 2016 - 08:41AM JST
That's pretty much what Abe said. I won't hold my breath.
Posted in: I am pushing for a Tokyo where people's lives will be better, and everyone can shine - men and women, children and adults, the elderly and the disabled.
samwattersJul. 31, 2016 - 06:43PM JST
Pass on Koike;'the only difference between her and the old men cracaphat refer to is the skirt and heavy make-up. She is a lifetime pol and can't relate to the common person and doesn't care for them
samwattersJul. 29, 2016 - 08:34AM JST
"Uematsu’s urine samples had tested positive for marijuana, and the hospital diagnosed him as suffering from a psychiatric illness exacerbated by the drug."
I don't use pot but I have never heard of marijuana being related to violence. If he was the people I know who smoke pot then he probably would have looked at the knife and started laughing hysterically.
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Aug. 27, 2016 - 11:46AM JST
Quit making so many sequels and remakes. This is what Hollywood should have learned by now.…
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Aug. 27, 2016 - 11:44AM JST
It does have a nice nightview. Never liked the imitation Statue of Liberty though.
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Aug. 27, 2016 - 11:43AM JST
Once again, the lack of daycare centers is not the problem, it is a symptom of…
Posted in: Gov't to encourage pay raises for day care staff amid worker shortage
Aug. 27, 2016 - 11:42AM JST
Japanese electric toilets are the best. Two thumbs up here!
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Aug. 27, 2016 - 11:41AM JST
I had all MMR at early child age, not vaccine. I barely remember big fever and…
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