Jsapc comments

Posted in: Joker in the running for Chiba gubernatorial election See in context

pity he looks so creepy as his anti mask , non-brainwashed stance might just resonate with the youth

Did you not read the article ? He's not anti-mask at all. He's fighting Masayuki Hiratsuka, who is an "anti-mask, corona is just the flu" moron.

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Posted in: Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 tril virus relief bill See in context

$50 million for “family planning” – going to non-profits, i.e. Planned Parenthood

If you think that Planned Parenthood doesn't "help people", you are just a very silly person.

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Posted in: Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 tril virus relief bill See in context

People who applauded when Trump passed his tax cut that vastly benefitted his rich friends only and are now criticizing this bill as "wasteful spending" should shut up foerever.

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Posted in: AI translation company Rozetta bars staff from speaking a foreign language at work See in context

“It’s been a long time coming, but the dark days are over,” the memorandum says. “Just like race and gender, the ability to speak English has nothing to do with your ability to do your job.”

What kind of shiftless thinking is that?!? I would much rather work with/hire someone who has actually made the effort of learning English than lazy people who rely on AI for their work.

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Posted in: Domestic violence consultations in Japan a record 82,643 in 2020 See in context

https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/factsheets/fs_intimate.pdf

There is of course a link between alcohol and violence in general (domestic or otherwise), but again, it's far from being the main cause of domestic violence, and most of all, thinking that people who smoke weed don't beat their spouses is simply inane.

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Posted in: Domestic violence consultations in Japan a record 82,643 in 2020 See in context

Outlaw alcohol and legalize weed--that'll lower the number.

If you think the main cause of domestic violence is "alcohol", you really to read a book or two.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

Your hypocrisy is outing her “black-face” but neglecting to also point out ‘Downtown’ manzai’s prominent display of “black-face’,

I'm not outing her blackface, but simply giving my opinion on her body of work, which is profoundly unfunny.

*televised during one of ‘the most anticipated and watched annual owaria events for Japanese children each year’. *

Gaki no Tsukai is certainly not "for Japanese children", that statement is blatantly false.

Hardly, 2 minutes.

It was a two to three minutes sequence. He came out dressed as Axel Foley, lamented that his costume was different than his partners, tried to get on the bus, then got changed and the show moved on. Why would you say that sequence was something it isn't? Did you actually see it or are you "maliciously" exaggerating?

Hers, if it happened, would be eqaully egregious. Not angry or indignant or signaling. Started this thread offering support. Just wary that there other comments like your comments since @5:09p are maliciously wishing her failure.

I am entitled to my opinion. My opinion is that Naomi Watanabe is basic and corny. If you're a fan, that's good for you, but don't attack other people for not liking what you like with your bold italics.

Also, I do not "wish her failure". I simple wonder how she could succeed given her lack of talent. I don't harbour any ill-will towards her, on the contrary, I find it extremely sad that she's building her career around rolling towards an early death from diabetes.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

Hitoshi Matsumoto, who laughs when his partner, Demae-can (or, whatever, unfunny no-talent he’s known as,)

He's actually know as "Masatoshi Hamada", one of the most popular, famous and respected living comedian in Japan with a career of close to 40 years (and some very bad commercial choices his own partner very rightfully makes fun of).

dresses up to ridicule Eddie Murphy.

The only person they were ridiculing in that sequence was Hamada himself, but you obviously rather purposefully completely missed that in order to make some sort of indignant point.

Don’t you think it’s hypocritical to use their “black-face’ to call out her ‘black-face’? She never applied black-face to pay tribute to Beyoncé .

And I never said she did. You seem very angry for some reason, but please direct your virtue signalling anger elsewhere.

I never said dressing up Hamada as Eddie Murphy for a 2 minutes sequence was a good idea. But playing an african ryokan owner speaking in broken japanese is much, much egregious.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

a comic legend in his own mind.

A comic legend in actual fact, as his influence on japanese culture in general is absolutely huge. I don't know about his ego since I don't personally know him, but anybody deserves to have a big ego, it's definitely him.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

I always found all the segments on TV showing her gobbling up unhealthy amounts of food to be like watching someone commiting a very slow suicide: sad and disturbing. The only other vivd memory I have of her is when she played an african ryokan owner in blackface in a TV sketch. It was exactly as "funny" as it sounds.

I fail to see how she would be successful in the US seeing that her only talent is being able to dance while being obese. The equally unfunny Yuji Ayabe moved to New York in 2016 to pursue a comedy career, and five years later he's completely M.I.A. I really think most Japanese comedians grossly underestimate american entertainment and especially stand-up comedy.

Even Hitoshi Matsumoto, who's a comedic genius (in my opinion), whould have a hard time making it in the US, so why would younger, humor-challenged yoshimoto alums think they could do it is beyond me.

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Oh boy, it would be awesome if he were to run and win again, if only to see Rachel Maddow crying again!

Is the extent of your political ideas and ambitions for America is just "make Rachel Maddow cry", you shouldn't be allowed to vote.

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Posted in: Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief See in context

Hey remember a month ago when our GOP apologists were somehow accusing Nancy Pelosi of wanting to crash the economy and cause the death of all working americans by refusing them a new stimulus check? (complete fabrication, of course).

Well, now republicans blocked a new stimulus check and those same people are happily applauding. Because a new stimulus check would...crash the economy and cause the death of all working americans?

If this was a parody, it would actually be pretty funny. Unfortunately, these guys are actually serious.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

Liberals can't say anything when it comes to bigotry 

Let's see, on one side there's a political group mostly comprised of rich white men (plus some women and a very occasional minority), and on the other a diverse group of white, latino, indian, asian and black men and women. I wonder which one is more likely to be bigoted? I reaaaaally wonder.... Hmmm.... Tough one... If only one of the groups was doing something blatantly racist, like actively trying to keep minorities from voting, it would be so much easier to identify them...

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

 I think liberas are just scared that every tactic that was used to squash Trump didn't work

You are aware he lost the House, the Senate and the presidential election, right? He looks pretty squashed to me.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

Lower taxes, deregulation, more incentives to small businesses, refortify the border, stop illegal immigration, empower more the middle class, focus on American first, ensure energy independence....

You are citing conservative ideas in general, but not the actual 2021 GOP platform.

nothing should be online anymore for anyone cut that out and you will cut down on voter fraud.

Are you actually under the impression that "online voting" somehow exists for american elections?

of course, and the job creators passed it on down to the middle class

No they didn't. Trickle-down economics do not work and never will.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tax-cuts-rich-50-years-no-trickle-down/

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

They absolutely do and that is to move far away from the establishment Republicans as fast as they can 

You realize that's no an actual platform?

Apart from "We have to cancel cancel culture" and "The liberals are crazy!", what exactly is the GOP's plan for America's future? Economic ideas, foreign policy, infrastructure...?

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Posted in: German radio station apologizes for comment on K-pop's BTS See in context

Hell hath no fury like a BTS fan scorned.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

This is beyond parody now.

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Posted in: Trump supporters want to 'blow up' Capitol, police chief warns See in context

All of those laws rapidly enacted under the Patriotic Act to stop foreign terrorists are now being used on the American

...terrorists. They're being used on terrorists.

When you stop buying into the whole left / right, Coke / Pepsi paradigm it’s quite apparent how decent hard working people are

"Decent hard working people" do not try to hang Mike Pence.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

I think they do have the right to not vaccinate. 

Vaccinations are like condoms. People can choose not to wear them and spread disease around, but it's not a "right", it's a prerogative. A selfish, dangerous one.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

because their exercised their human rights.

Not getting vaccinated is not a "human right", it's a prerogative. Stop trying to make your argument sound grandiose by invoking it.

The government is formulating policies and forcing private companies to comply with them.

What "private companies" are you talking about? In theory if you're stopped from entering a country, it will happen at the (airport) border of said country, so there's no private company involved.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

Under 16’s won’t be given the vaccination.

Yes they will, after mostly everyone else since they're less at risk.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

People's freedoms are being taken away

No they're not.

Governments forcing people to undergo medical procedures is overstepping their powers

Nobody's forcing you to do anything at this point.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

The right to freedom of movement. 

Your right of freedom of movement is already severily hampered by all of the laws in each country you want to enter. You need a visa to enter Russia, even as a tourist. Why would a vaccine requirement make it any different?

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Posted in: Capitol defenders blame bad intelligence for deadly breach See in context

The Dems egged on months and months of violence last year.

No, they didn't.

There is a legal standard for incitement and Trump did nothing of the sort. 

Yes he did. Even Mitch McConnell clearly stated it.

You spend too much time on fox news.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

Yeah, like fundamental human rights.

And what "fundamental human right" would a paper showing you were vaccinated trample on, exactly?

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Posted in: Two bosses, one 'American ideal': Bruce and Barack make a podcast See in context

Not weird when you consider Springsteen refused a roadside breathalyser test. If the 0.02 was recorded hours after his arrest and processing, it could still indicate that he was over the legal limit at the relevant time.

Nobody cares.

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Nope,

OK! So, good to know you are actively for crime and against justice.

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Never been convicted on any crimes that would ask for incarcerating the man.

That doesn't answer the question at all. Do you think he should go to jail if his tax returns show any proof of criminal activity?

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Again, not going to prison, 

Are you saying Trump never commited any crimes ever, or that he should not be imprisoned even if he did?

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