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smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 06:45PM JST
Of COURSE they know Clinton will win -- the party is literally imploding! Megyn Kelly told Gingerich off after he went into meltdown mode and now he's gotten himself banned from any programs (except that nutbag Hannity, who's on his way to a heart attack with his own on-air meltdowns and extreme bigotry); Hannity STILL claims Obama is not American and has offered to fly him to Kenya if he doesn't come back, Trump is hiding in his tower and creating a fictional universe with impenetrable walls of denial inside, where everything outside is a massive conspiracy (now FOX news is also in the mainstream liberal media, by the way!), Romney is suddenly confused as to why he didn't run (he was scared of losing again), and the rest of the GOP are running for the hills despite trying to keep blacks from voting.
Posted in: More Republicans expect Clinton to win U.S. election than Trump: poll
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 06:35PM JST
"Japan pleaded with the world’s whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food."
I thought it was all for science.
Posted in: Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 06:33PM JST
Hahaha... they'll never make any inroads into what Apple has got in terms of clientele using their products for professional uses (databasing aside). This will be a major loss in ALL realities, mixed or not. And no doubt the day after release they'll have weeks and weeks of patches for all the viruses and holes, and heaps of complaints for making old files unusable so you have to buy the new, etc.
Posted in: Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 12:36PM JST
Maybe he will really run it like his business -- already in Pence's state they are rigging the election by blocking more than 45,000 Black people from voting, gettign police to shut down block registration drives (not white ones, though!) and seizing all documents. It's just like Pence did to win his current position, and just like the Republicans are banking on to keep the race tighter in certain areas.
As Trump is blatantly racist in all his dealings, so here we see he would run things that way, too.
Posted in: Trump: I'll run America like my business
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 12:29PM JST
"efforts to curb overwork are failing" is a pretty good euphemism for simply "the laws are not being enforced or even encouraged by the government and police", or better yet, "the government, police, and companies are breaking the laws, and are ruining society and taking lives".
But no... keep it at "efforts to curb" things, like it's a volunteer service.
Posted in: There is growing recognition that efforts to curb overwork are failing and that the pressure increasingly is affecting younger workers.
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 12:25PM JST
This guy sure knows how to milk those around him for all they're worth. He's gotta feel like a superstar. Abe has not committed to giving Duterte heaps of equipment and weaepons, and for what in return? A 'promise' that he'll work with Japan on Maritime concerns? The MINUTE he gets back to the Philippines he'll be figuring out how to spend the "loans" on his home island so that he and his cronies profit, and he'll be in deals with China before the first week of November ends -- guaranteed. Japan is just pulling down its pants and grabbing it's ankles and hoping for the best.
Posted in: Abe, Duterte sign military, economic deals
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 12:17PM JST
Aly Rustom: "If she is Miss International Japan, I hope that she can speak a second language"
I think only Miss Universe Japan needs that. Miss International is slightly less worldly -- limited more to the globe than the universe of Japan.
Posted in: 2017 Miss International Japan
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 12:03PM JST
I love it! Trump TOTALLY walked into that one with his comments, and Clinton could have nailed it more perfectly. Trump will treat America like his buiness? Absolutely! -- outsource the nation, not pay the workers, go bankrupt, make more money than ever off it while the nation's people get nothing for it and in fact pay the bill. Hahaha... classic!
Just look how desperately Trump's few remaining supporters are struggling desperately to deflect: "Trump will run it like his business?/ W-w-w-w-well ObamahillarybillclintontheliberalsdemocraticMSM are to blame!"
Hahaha... classic! Sooooooo classic.
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 11:08AM JST
At least some of them are finally getting it. Unfortunately they're stuck under the gas bags who deny it.
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 10:39AM JST
"I'll run America like my business!"
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 10:05AM JST
Yeah, right... because "it'll deepen the rifts"! Pretty clear Abe wants to leave the option open and arm Japan.
Posted in: Japan won't support U.N. resolution urging nuclear weapons ban
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 10:02AM JST
How many miss Japans are there?
smithinjapanOct. 27, 2016 - 12:19AM JST
Whatsnext: "No ones arguing that sex slaves isnt bad."
Actually, many argue that is all made up lies and propaganda, including leading lawmakers.
choiwaruoyaji: "People say this kind of thing. Then we hear that the majority of Japanese cabinet ministers belong to the right-wing cult, Nippon Kaiti. Nippon Kaigi openly dismisses (for example) the comfort women as a complete fabrication."
Exactly! I often disagree with you, but think you're bang on here. It's amusing to listen to people say "You missed the point (of our deflection)" and say "No one's denying it" when in fact some blatantly are.
Posted in: China says Japan should put up 'comfort woman' statue in Tokyo
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 10:42PM JST
CH3CHO: "Back in 1960's and 1970's, the ratio was around 0.2%. In those days, JHS was much more stressful than today."
And do tell us, please, what was the ratio of kids you mentioned in your statistics that went to juku and club activities seven days a week in the 60's and 70's compared to now? because I can name dozens who literally go to school EVERY DAY including Sundays and holidays for months on end. They are exhausted, and they spend so much time in institutions that they are VERY ineffective in nearly all of them. Decades ago (probably when you refer to) when teachers were telling parents and kids NOT to go to juku, and instead now they all tell the kids to "ask your juku teacher" because the teachers are too busy dealing with discipline problems to move on with the material, in turn because the kids don't want to learn in school.
Posted in: 14-year-old Princess Aiko absent from school for 1 month
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 10:34PM JST
Abe just wants to stay in power, besides for his own ego, so that he can leave assured he defied the nation and changed the Constitution as part of his return to a "Beautiful Japan". He's not going to be able to do it with the time he has left, and the next PM could well win on a platform against doing it, since Abe knows the public is against him on the issue.
Posted in: Japan ruling party proposes extending leader's tenure to 9 years
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 10:21PM JST
sfpj330: "You actually believe Japan is ready for this change? Culturally, Japan is still many decades away. It won't happen. In comparison, look at the immigration policy, it will be a slow process."
You think allowing in medical marijuana, or just making laws less militant, is the same thing as easing immigration??? What world do you live in? That's as stupid as saying they won't lower a tariff on butter because look at what guns being legal has done to the US! It's a non-sequitur! The only people who "aren't prepared" for it are the pharmaceutical companies that would use generic drugs at jacked up prices to 'help' people. Give the people of this nation some credit. You seem to think if laws became less Draconian suddenly the country would turn into Woodstock, or else some gangsters paradise, and the country would fall apart. And who's saying they should change overnight to begin with? We're saying a little bit more education into the positive sides of marijuana -- especially medically -- and eliminating some of the paranoid myths about it, would be beneficial and not at all harmful to anyone. Clearly YOU've got a lot to learn about it.
Posted in: Former Japanese actress Takagi arrested for marijuana possession
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 04:51PM JST
sfjp330: "How many people in Japan that you know that have terminal illness that are requesting for cannibus? Very few?"
Given that it's illegal, OF COURSE very few! That in no way changes the fact that it's beneficial. Look, bud, I don't smoke weed. I have, and heaps of people I know do (some even in Japan), but it's just not for me. I can tell you for a FACT the harm that alcohol does is FAR worse than anything marijuana does, and especially to society, and yet you have it FORCED on people at one of the biggest alcoholic nations in with world through all sorts of enkais, etc. Smoking kills thousands upon thousands, and even more second hand, but again, sfpj, since you talk about all the 'problems' marijuana would cause, using alcohol and tobacco as examples, why aren't you pushing for them to be illegal instead of being against marijuana being legalized (or less demonized)?
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 04:36PM JST
Republicans true to form: "If we don't win, we'll say NO to whatever you propose, no matter what!"
With these cowards it's never the good of the people or the nation, it's the good of themselves and how to save their skin. Period. They are promising to do this to supporters solely to win votes after Trump has shattered the party, without even hearing anything to be proposed to begin with.
Well done, GOP. Proving again you guys can never lower the bar far enough for yourselves.
Posted in: More Republicans say they'll block Clinton
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 04:33PM JST
Hiro S. Nobumasa: "No media report about this either so you are misinformed to the bones ."
So, no media report, but you know it all, I guess, eh?
"They are armed and ruthless but their killings of policemen are not reported by the media."
So, then, how do you know if it's not reported? Because a person who commits crimes against humanity says so?
How about the fact that he is happy to be called Hitler, and even proud to be known as such and aspires to be like him?
Posted in: Duterte fans
smithinjapanOct. 26, 2016 - 04:29PM JST
sfpj330: "Do you want another problem for Japan. Japan already has binge alcohol, nicotine addiction from cigrarettes, prescription drugs problem. Do you really want to add to this list?"
Okay, then, make smoking and alcohol illegal. What's that you say? No way! Why not? They are a HUGE problem. Marijuana does nothing... except in some cases allows people with terminal illness and/or terrible pain to relax a little and even work up an appetite and live a little longer. Hell, they use hemp here -- or used to -- for textiles and allow all sorts of Chinese and herb medicines, why not weed? People still have the family name "Oasa" (or "taima" if you read the same kanji a different way). They would make a TON in legal tax money and create jobs to boot, and you would have NONE of the problems that come with alcohol. At worst, you'd see the yakuza fighting people trying to grow weed legitimately, but how would that change the fact that the cops do nothing about the yaks to begin with?
This is just another example of Japan clinging to age-old stubbornness for no reason, then claiming others are trying to force Western values on them when they have absolutely no reason to stick with the antiquated laws (save perhaps paranoia, but that's not a reason). This woman is just being made an example of.
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Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:39PM JST
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