JTDanMan's past comments

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    JTDanMan

    the US needs is a new party for those who identify with conservative economic policy, but without their extremist ideals.

    We have that. It's called the Democratic Party.

    Posted in: Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

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    JTDanMan

    “What’s going to happen is Hillary Clinton is going to win big. It won’t be close.”

    Well, what can I say, other than I agree with this Republican strategist.

    Posted in: Anti-Trump Republicans seek to recruit third-party candidate

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    JTDanMan

    Fizzbit

    Thanks for your post. In reply,

    -- I don't know what you mean by "playing the race card," so I can't agree or disagree with you there. Please explain.

    -- I was framing the leftist Black critique as I understand it. Namely, there is more than just wealth going on. I think I made it clear that I primarily see things in terms of who controls wealth and power, and who doesn't. I think to the extent race is related to class in our country, race is a factor. It is less so now than it was a generation ago, where Jim Crow was alive and well.

    Regardless, both leftist blacks and I agree that race is still a big factor; ignoring it as well. If that is 'playing the race card,' then, yes, I 'played the race card.' It appears you equate appreciating the role and legacy of White Supremacy in the way America works as "playing the race card." It seems to me that excluding how race has been used by whites to oppress blacks is 'playing the race card;" its a strategy of taking a discussion of race off the table. Which is, as you say, 'Bullshit."

    The United States of America has yet to apologize to black Americans for chattel slavery. It was not legal for a white and a black to marry in many states until 1968. Redlining happens right now.

    Do you really think what is happening in Flint MI would happen to a white suburban community?

    Posted in: Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders meet in 1st one-on-one debate of campaign

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    JTDanMan

    He can't deliver

    Oh, ye have little Faith.

    Posted in: Sanders, Clinton meet in 1st one-on-one debate of campaign

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    JTDanMan

    Great debate.

    Jimizo: classic.

    Now, I'm no fan of identity politics, and I'd like to be proven wrong, but believe it or not, such things really do matter a lot to African-American voters,

    Hillary is...not black. Sanders is...not black. HRC has a proven track record of working with the 'black community" while Sanders doesn't. Because Sanders is, in the same way I am, a Marxist. In the sense that it is all about $$$. Who has it. Who don't. Who call's the shots. Who suffers. Th-th-th-that's all folks.

    Now, here's the deal: many blacks on the Left think: OK, let's say we get all the $$ the same as whites and everyone else, is that gonna make us equal? And, looking at our society, at history, at racism, they answer, Hell no.

    And I see their point. Money goes a long way, but it don't change the legacy and current affliction of bigotry based on race as weilded against black Americans. [Note: blacks can and are just as bigoted as whites. They just can't harm us the same way. That is what they mean by institutional racism. ie. American history}

    And that is where Sanders and me do not connect to black activists Democrats.

    And HRC does, 'cause she's all about poltiking, about working within politcal realities and moving the needle.

    It is that difference that splits Bernie and she.

    Posted in: Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders meet in 1st one-on-one debate of campaign

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    JTDanMan

    On the death penalty, Clinton nails it.

    On NAFTA, TPP, etc. Sanders nails it on 'free trade' v 'fair trade.'

    I'm leaning Sanders.

    Great debate.

    Posted in: Sanders, Clinton meet in 1st one-on-one debate of campaign

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    JTDanMan

    he is a man who gets things done

    Yeah. He fires people and declares bankruptcy. His net wealth is no different than if he just stuck what he inherited into an SP index fund.

    Oh, yeah. He also holds beauty pageants.

    Posted in: Without Trump, Republican debate has 2nd lowest rating

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    JTDanMan

    "Lashes out"?

    Women are so emotion...[rolleyes}

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    Posted in: Miss Canada lashes out at Beijing after contest snub

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    JTDanMan

    Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands

    Good. And about time.

    Posted in: Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands

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    JTDanMan

    Africa is our cradle, to be sure. We all came from Africa.

    I prefer, however, to presume America in the last, best hope for our species.

    Posted in: Pope hails Africa as 'continent of hope'

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    JTDanMan

    That is rather the point.

    Posted in: 3 killed, 9 wounded in shootout at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado

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    JTDanMan

    Such gaudiness.

    Posted in: Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights

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    JTDanMan

    Terrorism. Plain and simple. Even the FBI agrees.

    Three dead Americans.

    Posted in: 3 killed, 9 wounded in shootout at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado

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    JTDanMan

    While I agree that one should not read the book as a precursor to a visit,

    Oh yes, it should. It is all that is and is not what one should read.

    Posted in: Undiscovered Japan

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    JTDanMan

    Turbo

    To refrain oneself's biletic opine on the state of others's ostensibly ardent, if not bona fide, naked musings on our languages -- in a, I advisedly counsel, public forum -- could indicate an unduly categorical, if not arduously obtained or otherwise dilatory, countenance of self-contradiction and self-imposed, and perhaps wished, obstinate hypocrisy.

    Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?

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    JTDanMan

    Craft beer came of age in Japan the 90s with beers like Ginga Kogen.

    Posted in: Craft beer comes of age in Japan

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    JTDanMan

    [Disclaimer: I don't like any of those AirBnB things[

    Oh, noooooooooooooooooooos. We're hosting the preeminent international sports competition and....

    don't want foreigners and their foreigner ways.

    Posted in: If an unspecified number of people stay at a single apartment, they could make the room dirty or not abide by rules on leaving garbage out for collection, thereby adversely affecting the properties' values. It's an issue of vital importance for real estate businesses.

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    JTDanMan

    Turbostat

    “Language is part of the failure of truth,” says Derrida; however, one could say, it is not so much the failure of truth, but rather the fatal flaw, and therefore the genre of reality. Therefore, the particular and subsequent fatal flaw of neo-cultural theory depicts the resurgent emergence of generic and genetic -- the in the pre-Watson and Crick meaning of the word! -- appearance and issue of critical criticism upon the subject of unfolding pertinence to brazen %ssholery.

    Or, more simply put: that which is observed is understood.

    Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?

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    JTDanMan

    The English word that most annoys me is (American) Republican.

    Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?

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    JTDanMan

    Peter

    Depressing? You got that right. And outrageous. And poignant. And reverential. And a call to action for everyone who loves this country, its past, present and future. One of my and my wife's (who is from Kyoto) favorite Japan-related books.

    When my friends, colleagues and acquaintances who have never been to Japan ask me what book to read before visiting, I without hesitation recommend Dogs and Demons. It is not that D'ND best explains Japan. In it's own way it does. It just generates so many questions in the unfamiliar reader's mind to perfectly prime him or her for the all that we know and love about Japan.

    Posted in: Undiscovered Japan

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