A year from now, the established elites that use the left as useful idiots will have: opened the borders and flooded America with "dreamers"; tanked the economy through excessive spending and poor trade deals; defunded the police, leading to a startling rise in crime; started numerous foreign interventions and conflicts; morphed schools into re-education camps; censored all news sources so they can manipulate the narrative; jacked taxes to obscene levels; and kowtowed to China whenever possible. Their businesses will continue to grow and their coffers swell in off-shore tax havens.
Look beyond the kabuki and invest accordingly.
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Relevant help for the struggling male from p.176 of 'Debrett's Guide for the Modern Gentleman':
She's endlessly fascinated by other people's relationships (solution: feign interest).
She expects you to know why she's upset (solution: pretend you do).
She will nag you (solution: ignore it).
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The hospital down the road from me, one of the big ones earmarked for COVID support, has been a ghost town since last summer.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
So many of you seem almost fanatical in your zeal to shut down one of the world's largest economies and submit to the same authoritarian control we're seeing exercised overseas. The Japanese for the most part are a highly responsible, civilised race, and deserve greater trust than is apparent in these comments. What is your end game? The death of the F&B industry? Can you not be self-reliant without the express direction of a higher authority? Or perhaps I wonder if you enjoy seeing others you perceive as being wrong chastised, punished, and controlled. Where was your voice when thousands were dying of influenza every year? You would find far greater comfort back home in the west no? I hear the UK has a very fun lockdown you could be part of.
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Chaps, it doesn't take rocket science to prove old people are slower than young people and it's certainly not worth the time arguing about. There is however an argument to be made about how the experience and learned reactions of older drivers, alongside a lower appetite for risk, often leads to better outcomes, hence insurance scaling back with age.
I expect every car waiting at a junction to turn in on me. Cars are the lowest common denominator on the roads and take little skill to operate. Fellow bikers, treat cagers as a threat, expect them to make the wrong choices, and prepare accordingly.
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Japan's unmarried, sexual minorities forced to use foreign sperm banks
What's a "sexual minority"?
"I want to tell her 'The main point is I am happy you were born, and that is why I wanted this so much.'"
This comes across as utterly selfish.
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Unlike Dunkirk and Interstellar, the latter of which being one of the greatest films made in our generation, Tenet is a flawed masterpiece.
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0 ( +0 / -0 )
This has to be a joke. They're the ONLY airline in APAC not to hang my suit up for me in one of the vertical lockers.
Singapore Airlines are superior in every way.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
Social media is representative of the devolution of western culture and society. It poses an insidious risk to younger generations.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Oh look, another movie about people who wish to celebrate the fact their sexuality doesn't involve procreation. Stunning and brave.
Get woke, go broke.
Numbers don't lie. Identity politics does.
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Based on statistics, and not an opinion: there have been less COVID-19 related deaths to date than flu-related in past seasons.
I find it very bizarre that so many want to hide at home, spend their time outside rebreathing CO2, and then stick a relatively-untested vaccine in their arm.
Even more sinister is the censorship. Let's see how long this post lasts.
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"Plus it's where we LGBT make the rules; straights who come here have to obey."
What does this even mean? We suffer from a growing, vocal minority in society that is utterly obsessed with, and whose identity appears to be defined by, sexuality. Why the need to broadcast to the known universe that you harbour a predilection for shagging x, y, or z. Very few of us care. You are making yourselves victims and then reveling in the victimhood.
I don't go around telling all and sundry that my life is defined by "dat ass". Oh wait...
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I'm pretty confident that I could suffer through a generous helping of first-world "depression" and "trauma" and NOT hold my own children under water until they die.
This is incomprehensible, aberrant and criminal behavior, which should be punished to the full extent of the law.
It is too late for "understanding", and if you disagree, take up your argument with the two children.
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Yes, every day for lunch, every couple of days for supper. I also have a business breakfast about once a fortnight.
Uber Eats is overpriced. They have only ever delivered my food cold and their cyclists are a menace on the roads.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
A cashless society is a thinly-veiled attempt to monitor, trace, and tax your money. Everything will be permanently recorded on a central database and is yet another loss of liberty and freedom to big business and their govt lackeys. Why do you think there's such a push for it in Japan? The amount of untaxed cash sitting in bedroom safes in Japan is staggering and the government wants it. Be careful what you wish for as you may not like it once you have it.
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Multiply it times 10 is 3140 cases.
Among a population of 14.000.000 in Tokyo is 0.02%.
Nationwide x10 is 15190
Among a population of 120.000.000 is 0.01%.
That doesnt gives me any sleepless night.
Somebody finally gets it. I'm appalled at how many people think it's a good idea to give the economic death sentence to small businesses for a few thousand cases of what for many is a bad cold. There's a wealth transfer in effect in the west, and it's the global blue chips that are profiting at the expense of small business owners and the average Joe. We'll also sadly see the neurological damage of starving our children's brains of oxygen much further down the line. The world's gone mad.
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The tally brought Tokyo's cumulative total to 36,778
...of which 32,546 persons have been discharged.
Not worth killing the economy for, especially small/family businesses.
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Cram schools represent the abject failure of the Japanese education system. They are an abhorrent imposition on childhood.
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Whatever any of you numbnuts think, opinionate, or profess, Biden is not the President of the United States, and Trump is the President of the United States. Irregardless of what happens next, America has slipped a couple of rungs down the ladder of civilization and is an embarrassment for us all.
While we wait to find out who the next President will be, enjoy getting red in the face about the kabuki.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Catabolism as Western civilization further declines and devours itself. The number of us who recognise the circling vultures, or hear the soft pad of the wolves' in the shadows, dwindles every day. Be it Trump's boorish personality or the Democrat's fraudulent election, we are witnessing events that are but constituent parts of the fall of our civilization. You are all merely shouting into the wind, as am I.
-10 ( +1 / -11 )
Happy to see the back of them, they make foreigners here look like twats driving around in their silly go-karts.
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Japan should do more to encourage well-educated, skilled westerners to move to Japan and provide corporate tax exemptions for regional headquarters of global blue chips. Japan should be looking at the top rather than bottom end of the immigration scale, at those who seek a more civilised life and are focused on shared growth rather than from poorer neighbours seeking money or looking to exploit; the current rise in immigration is beginning to disrupt Japan in the wrong way and it will change society here indelibly.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )