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sf2kOct. 06, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
I don't know what we're going to do with all the unemployed.
Posted in: 12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal
sf2kOct. 06, 2015 - 10:43AM JST
I wonder what will happen to youth under the TPP agreement?
Posted in: University student robs convenience store hoping to be sent to prison
sf2kOct. 06, 2015 - 04:02AM JST
so as long as we are as stupid as the stupidest person, we can understand their stupidity and embrace it?
How about instead of lowering the bar every lower we raise it and get this kid some counseling huh? It's time to start giving people the help they need and not rationalize their actions. It only enables more
sf2kOct. 06, 2015 - 01:21AM JST
guidance counselling to the rescue
sf2kOct. 05, 2015 - 02:34PM JST
Everything under the agreement will just go to the cheapest producer, liquidating jobs that exist in the previous countries. Unemployment will go up and those countries will not be able to pay for services because no taxes are being paid. This will liquidate government control and replace it with corporate control.
Any law like those for the environment, health and safety, that potentially ruin corporate profits will go to a corporate tribunal and be dealt with separately from governments who will have no say in the matter.
It's a bad deal is an understatement. It's not a deal, it's a sale
Posted in: TPP talks head into Monday after late delay
sf2kOct. 05, 2015 - 02:28PM JST
This deal wasn't about trade, it was about legally suing governments and forcing them to be controlled by a corporate tribunal. 12 countries have been sold out by their elected officials for cash prizes.
BTW, Whatsnext, your logo means you're in favour of the TPP. If it was TPP with a do not sign then you're against it. With Stop TPP plus a do not sign you're in favour.
Posted in: After 5 years of negotiations, TPP talks near deal
sf2kOct. 04, 2015 - 06:11PM JST
Yes the document is great. I wish more countries had it. But it looks like it needs an Abe anti-weaseling amendment, so that the clear language on the constitution that explicitly forbade aggression outside of defence cannot be sidelined by reinterpretation
Posted in: Group says pacifist constitution still supreme, eyes Nobel
sf2kOct. 03, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
Yes, hilariously they didn't Google the company name for original owners
Posted in: Google officially becomes Alphabet
sf2kOct. 03, 2015 - 12:22PM JST
Great! Hope they keep getting larger and more frequent.
Posted in: Protests continue
sf2kOct. 03, 2015 - 06:38AM JST
Why add more services to services when all they had to do was redo the current services. Like building on quicksand or nearest Newtonian fluid. The next step would conjure up images of barcodes on arms in total ignorance of history. If that's an ideal, then that's history's way of saying you've gone too far
Posted in: My Number system raises red flags ahead of notice release
sf2kOct. 02, 2015 - 09:13PM JST
The onus should be on GMO companies to be sued if their seed blows onto a non-GMO farm, not suing the farm for IP infringement.
Posted in: 15 EU nations opt to stay GMO-free
sf2kOct. 02, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
you are right but the cost is too high. The solution to tariffs were no subsidies in that market not removing all industries from countries to favour the lowest cost producer
In detail, by removing all tariffs it will take now more money, not less, in order to keep local industries and jobs, otherwise they are gone to the lowest producer in another country. You might have not liked the prices but the solution will be worse than the cure.
Japan is an exaggerated example and harder to gauge because of so many holes in its market given the super high tariffs versus other countries. For Japan to go cold turkey there's really no recourse other than mass unemployment. The gov't as well, without local taxes paid on goods, will not be able to finance a sudden surge in unemployment.
Tariffs do have a positive role to play to keep industries alive in a nation, but to suddenly remove them outright and embrace as much unemployment as we can will end up looking quite insane.
Farmland is a classic case of immigrants in my country (Canada) and waves have come over different time periods. Invited because either there wasn't enough people to do it or they didn't have the skills. Same solution for Japan: immigration. If Japanese don't want to farm, then it doesn't mean that other people don't too.
Posted in: TPP talks stuck on auto, drug and dairy issues
sf2kOct. 02, 2015 - 12:58PM JST
well that didn't take long. Who had him in the pool?
Posted in: Osaka mayor, governor to set up new political party on Oct 24
sf2kOct. 02, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
Sadly only once Japanese companies and farmers are sued internationally for access under TPP exclusive corporate tribunals, only then will the full context of the TPP be understood and how far it went. This will happen to all of the 12 former countries
sf2kOct. 02, 2015 - 05:12AM JST
This is the largest public sellout to corporations on the planet today. Congrats to all the PMs and Presidents paid by their public who turned around and sold out their constituents. I'm sure you'll be hearing from them soon
sf2kOct. 01, 2015 - 02:33AM JST
What language? Japanese? The one where 99% of the population are replacing it with English to the point that no English person can understand it so in the end they're just destroying their own language?
Abe is right in a way that it can't accept refugees. Japanese destroying slowly but surely their own language reflect a lack of self-respect that will end up ruining it. You need immigrants who will respect your culture and traditions before they're all gone.
By the way, if you're reading this on an Apple computer or iPhone then it is now laughing at you, because Steve Jobs was the son of Syrian immigrants to the USA. If you hate immigration you better throw out your computers. Ironic that the popular computer in Japan could never have been made there.
I hope that burst a bubble.
Posted in: Abe: Japan must fix domestic problems before taking in refugees
sf2kOct. 01, 2015 - 02:09AM JST
Japan isn't going to have much of a population left unless it starts taking in refugees and immigrants. Japanese need to have a bubble burst and understand that people can have a different heritage and still become Japanese. For a supposed first world nation to cling desperately to itself means that it will fade away.
Japanese are not learning traditional arts and music either, so you can't say it's about saving culture when Japanese don't even do it now. There's a real crisis in those industries. Immigrants would want to join their new nation so ironically it would result in an increased interest in traditional arts and culture.
It's like a team. Once you're playing for your team to move towards a brighter future then it doesn't really matter where you're from. That's equality.
In Canada should we get rid of our Conservative PM, we will take in a lot of refugees, as we're a immigrant nation. 150 languages in Toronto. Even Japanese. But it's not our differences that are a burden, they are our strength.
sf2kSep. 30, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
Oh, how is the HP50? I have an old HP48G but the buttons are going (hence the emulator on my phone)
Posted in: Casio to release luxury calculator
sf2kSep. 30, 2015 - 11:23AM JST
Um, how about saying No?
Posted in: High school student says he stabbed girl to death at her request
sf2kSep. 29, 2015 - 12:58PM JST
I read that as casino!
btw, you can download for free the Droid48sx calculator that is the emulation of the famed engineering HP reverse polish notation calculator of the 90's.
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Oct. 07, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
Shame on VW for doing what it did and there should definitely be consequences. That being…
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Oct. 07, 2015 - 09:10AM JST
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Posted in: Police raid offices of yakuza gangs over street parades
Oct. 07, 2015 - 09:05AM JST
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Oct. 07, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
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Posted in: Abe to seek broader support for security laws in upcoming summits
Oct. 07, 2015 - 09:01AM JST
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