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JimizoDec. 03, 2016 - 11:47PM JST
"Imagine how crazy Japanese lottery players would go if it came any even remotely close to USA levels.
Average Japanese Lotto prize = 100,000,000 yen
Largest prize in the USA = 181,592,000,000 yen
Average USA mega millions prize = 60,000,000,000 yen"
How wonderful. If I won ¥100,000,000, I'd retire tomorrow and enjoy a wonderful life even after donating money to worthy causes.
Filthy rich stinks of filth. You don't need that much unless you are trash or the president-elect of the US.
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JimizoDec. 03, 2016 - 06:53PM JST
Nothing wrong with a flutter.
JimizoDec. 03, 2016 - 12:41PM JST
Just to double-check I consulted a dictionary:
Landslide n. An overwhelming majority of votes for one party or candidate in an election.
I thought so.
Bass, you should welcome a recount which may highlight irregularities. On this very site, a US citizen claimed to have the right to vote in both Japanese and US elections which is impossible as far as I'm aware.
Posted in: Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts
JimizoDec. 03, 2016 - 11:52AM JST
"He won in a landslide."
Who won in a landslide?
JimizoDec. 02, 2016 - 06:13PM JST
"Why is it that in times past Muslim/Arab/Turkish governments found it quite easy to tolerate and accept Jews and Christians and Hindus living under their government? But not in the 21st Century."
I don't think life as a dhimmi was a picnic in those days but it was better than life under the Christian butchers. Dhimmi status saw you treated as an inferior. Maybe it's actually the case that in terms of thinking, things haven't changed that much rather than having taken a step back.
Posted in: 200,000 join blasphemy protest against Christian governor in Indonesian capital
JimizoDec. 02, 2016 - 02:41PM JST
"Ahok’s blasphemy case took a step forward Thursday when it was formally accepted for trial. The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison."
Indonesia is certainly a success story in the Muslim world. In Saudi Arabia you'd get executed.
Could this be called 'progressive'?
JimizoDec. 01, 2016 - 02:03PM JST
"Oh good grief, Trump has already done more good for Americans in 3 weeks than Obama has done in his 8 years as POTUS:"
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JimizoNov. 30, 2016 - 11:23PM JST
"What was it that Marie Antoinette was supposed to have said to the poor?"
Nobody knows more about cakes than Marie Antoinette?
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JimizoNov. 30, 2016 - 11:16PM JST
"Trump released his foreign policy. He demands Japan to create better housing to all military men and dependents in all Japanese bases."
That sounds like extra for the honest and already burdened Japanese taxpayer.
Talking of taxes and also avoidance of them, when are his tax returns going to turn up?
Posted in: Trump gets third intel briefing, far fewer than predecessors
JimizoNov. 30, 2016 - 11:55AM JST
"I've said it before, but he seems more like another George W. Bush. And we all know how that went..."
They are both ignorant but I never heard Bush say anything as ridiculously arrogant as knowing more than the experts in the area.
The definition of an educated person is knowing how ignorant you are. I hope Trump realizes how ignorant he truly is.
JimizoNov. 29, 2016 - 06:54PM JST
Sorry, my post should have said "Obama saying ISIS has nothing to do with Islam"
I meant that rabble-rousers like Trump wind up true bigots as opposed to those who get called bigots or "islamophobic" for simply criticising the tenets of Islam and linking beliefs to action.
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JimizoNov. 29, 2016 - 06:40PM JST
"The celebrations from Cubans abroad would suggest otherwise"
Suggest, eh? I'm talking about all Cubans, not just the anti-Castro people abroad.
As I said, you have no way of knowing what the majority of Cubans think.
Posted in: Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro's death
JimizoNov. 29, 2016 - 06:37PM JST
"people of a certain creed"
"When Trump gets sworn in we can drop the innuendo and go full throttle."
One of the reasons contributing to why someone as preposterous as Trump can go full throttle is the left's failure to even talk about Islamist terrorism honestly. Obama saying ISIS has nothing to do with terrorism was understandably exasperating for many. Thankfully, there are many decent and honest people, including decent and honest Muslims, prepared to identify the links of belief and action.
The left better wise up to this. The failure to do this is making them look ridiculous and opening the door for true bigotry.
JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 09:05PM JST
"Are there some people that liked Castro, sure. The majority? No."
The question was about Castro being a charismatic figure. I haven't heard anyone say Castro isn't charismatic. You started LMAOing about something else.
Anyway, you or I don't know what the majority of Cubans think. As I said, maybe with your work for the Washington Post you were able to visit and do polls.
If you couldn't, you don't know. There is no way you could.
JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 05:03PM JST
"You can't keep him down for long. Trash, glorious trash."
"If he is 'trash' it merely underlines the fact that he defeated something the US population believed was worse."
The majority of voters voted for Hillary Clinton. Trash voted for Trump and many others voted for Trump in spite of his trash.
He's still spouting trash whichever way you look at it.
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JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 03:41PM JST
"...The Christian Science Monitor, National Review and The Federalist....gee, unbiased reporting anyone?"
It's progress of sorts. People have been posting links to Breitbart.
JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 01:05PM JST
"It's like your take that the non-partisan historians who reassessed the Bush presidency and found it to be a roaring success means more than the views of the majority of Americans who thought it was a disaster."
"So now you want to do the apples and grapefruit comparisons again? Well, at least you tried, can't ask much more"
What in the name of non-existent, non-partisan historians are you ROFLing about now?
The historians I was talking about don't exist. You made them up.
Can I ask how you know most people in Cuba didn't think Castro was a charismatic figure? Have you been on assignment for the Washington Post and did comprehensive surveys on that island?
JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 12:48PM JST
"It is not for the dictator. "There is a special place" for a person like him -- somewhere next to Stalin, Hitler and numerous other dictators,"
Perhaps, but I'm not sure about putting Castro on the level of Stalin or Hitler.
Do you think the leaders of democratic countries who propped up murderous despots around the world or who bombed the living daylights out of innocent people belong on the same level?
Posted in: Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro's death
JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 12:02PM JST
All going pear-shaped for Jose. His football always stunk but he was witty and charming. He's just bitter and constantly moaning now.
Sad. Nothing left.
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JimizoNov. 28, 2016 - 10:42AM JST
"On his realization that the country is deeply divided: “All of a sudden people are booing me.“What if Republican legislators didn’t support his plans to improve infrastructure? “Let’s see if I get it done. Right now they’re in love with me. OK?"
By the standards of the gibbering boneheads, wannabe theocrats and screaming isolation ward cases in the GOP, this actually isn't that ridiculous.
Cubans, read this carefully and take a long look at your people. Would democracy in your country end up with this disgraceful nonsense?
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