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

I want to point out that during the election cycle last year, republicans went crazy with the credit card in their stimulus in an attempt to buy votes. We know it was an attempt to buy votes because of Republican reticence now and their suddenly being concerned with fiscal responsibility again.

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

The 2009 stimulus package was littered with political gifts, like a bailout of Wall Street, which caused the Great Recession,

You sure about this? Seems absolutely incorrect to me, but your sources are undoubtedly far more credible. Mind posting a link to where you got this information?

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Posted in: Mexico says U.S. needs at least 600,000 more migrant workers See in context

There are millions of unemployed Americans.

How about giving them work first.

Nobody is preventing those unemployed people from applying for jobs typically done by migrants. The issue is that most Americans don’t want those jobs.

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Posted in: U.S. in delicate balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions See in context

> Spineless Biden is no match for MBS.

Trump did a bang up job of handling this situation though, correct?

Saudis tell Washington what to do, not the other way around.

Hahahahahaha. Keep telling yourself that.

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

Further evidence, as if we needed it, that republicans care more about their party than their country; they care far more about Wall Street than Main Street.

It’s really weird that anyone claims to not see this or deny it.

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Posted in: Governors urge central gov't to deliver vaccine rollout plan See in context

They don’t have e a rollout plan yet? That is extremely inept and irresponsible. It’s a wonder how Japan ever became a developed economy.

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Posted in: Prince Harry: British press were 'destroying my mental health' See in context

Anti-Monarchists are perfectly entitled to their opinion, but I have always noticed one thing everytime. When I ask them "what would you replace the system with? they don,'t appear to know.

Your question presupposes a need for the monarchy, which is absolutely unnecessary. The answer to your question is don’t replace them with anything.

Redistribute the money and land they took and continue to take from the people. Make parks out of their castles and houses. Or, make homeless shelters out of them. The possibilities are endless, really.

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

My best friend is "GINGER" haha that would annoy them to hell if his daughter went to a Japanese school.

If you ain’t a redhead, you can’t use the g-word! (Sarcasm)

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

@Monty:

If the school requires this from my son, I will start the biggest mess this school has ever seen. 

Wow. This is atypical from your normal posts that praise anything and everything Japan. Glad to see there is an inane part of Japan that you are willing to criticize.

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Posted in: Australia moves closer to pre-pandemic life See in context

For the ones saying “Life in Japan is normal as well”.

It is, with the potential of getting infected anywhere, anytime due to lack of testing and contact tracing. The example of random cases of the UK variant in rural areas of Japan is a perfect example.

You and your pesky facts!

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Posted in: Australia moves closer to pre-pandemic life See in context

I have a total normal life here in Japan without any vaccination and mask

Except for that whole going out and eating or drinking after 8:00 p.m. thing.

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

Over 70% of registered Republicans want Trump to lead the party

Back to trusting polls again. It’s hilarious watching you constantly spin on trusting polls.

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

Fantastic! They're not wanted anyone. The best part is, Romney was disinvited.

Weird that you’re cheering because republicans members of Congress are on holiday instead of in DC getting work done when you lambast Dems for never being in DC to get any work done. More of your double standards.

No, the far-right was left in DC which is perfectly legal and they should.

Trump and Trump republicans are far right.

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

Remember, this is the country in which a high school can legally force a student to dye their naturally brown hair black despite having a no-hair-dying policy.

The exception completely guys the rule, which means there is no rule.

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

Ridiculous.

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Posted in: Helicopters, firefighters battle forest fires in Gunma, Tochigi See in context

One man suffered burns and was hospitalized, but no one has been injured. I guess getting burned, and being taken to the hospital is not a injury, it is just a flesh would. Ni!

It’s extremely clear that the article meant no firefighters have been injured. You quoted the first and fifth paragraphs.

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Posted in: Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker See in context

More evidence of misogyny and a rampant culture of sexual assault in the Democratic party.

Alleged misogyny and sexual assault of one person in the Democratic Party.

You do love your double standards. If a Republican is accused, you are all about innocent until proven guilty; if a democrat is accused, you are completely about guilty until proven innocent. You then go on to make illogical inferences that a single member of the Democratic Party represents the entire party.

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Posted in: U.S. tries to expedite release of migrant children See in context

No child should ever be punished for the crimes of their parents. That happens in places like North Korea; it should never happen in the US.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

Pretty good definition.

Appreciated.

I’d add it is also a tendency to stereotype men while finding the stereotyping of women totally unacceptable.

This is also definitely part of it.

I have this bizarre notion that we shouldn’t stereotype men, women, different races etc. Bigotry stinks. 

I share these bizarre notions.

Just the way I was brought up

Wish I could say the same for myself, but it was education that frees me from that mindset.

and 40-odd years of life experience, I suppose.

This hasn’t hurt at all.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

TokyoJoe:

Agreed. The issue with making a list is people assume it’s exhaustive or requires every item to be applicable. They then check themselves against that list and find a single inapplicable box and claim they aren’t of the broader category.

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Posted in: Australian defense minister hospitalized amid parliament rape investigation See in context

If a male pol tried this, he'd be crucified.

Not any more or less than this lady.

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Posted in: Australian defense minister hospitalized amid parliament rape investigation See in context

Reynolds is also at the centre of fraught negotiations with French submarine maker Naval, as Australia tries to move more production onshore.

Australia, and the rest of the developed world would do well to move more essential industries such as pharmaceuticals onshore.

If you have a devolved economy in a democratic country, you can have an equitable economy that pays people enough to produce medicines and submarines onshore.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

Check that assume, it should be insist.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

What is toxic femininity, in your mind?

I know this is directed at Stranger, but to me it’s women who assume, without complete evidence, that every man who is accused by a woman is guilty.

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Posted in: 27-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of husband See in context

Of course, you are right!

I know, which is why I said it.

Because women so often lie about rape, molestation, sexual harassment, groping, and of course, domestic violence!

No, because we don’t have enough information and the guy wasn’t convicted. From the information we have, he wasn’t even charged.

> “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” 

Every claim needs evidence or it’s simply a claim.

We cannot possibly take a woman at her word!

Nobody is saying that. I am saying that we don’t have enough information to know what happened. You, however, let your emotions allow you to decide that people are guilty of a woman says something.

Innocent until proven guilty, not your standard of guilty until proven innocent.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

Anyone ever notice that the women who go on most about toxic masculinity, are also the most extreme examples of toxic femininity? And ever notice how angry they get when you point that out?

I have noticed both of these. Weird, innit.

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Posted in: 27-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of husband See in context

Yes, if a man is choking a woman, and she stabs him with a knife to make him stop and not kill her, she is a bad wife.

On the other hand, he is a perfectly nice, kind, husband, because choking your wife when she pisses you off is perfectly normal way for a husband to behave. AmIrite?

Allegedly choking. There isn’t enough information in the article to conclude she is telling the truth. She could very well be telling the truth, but we cannot conclude that from this article. (I know you are going to try and paint me as a misogynist for pointing out facts, but facts don’t care about the axe you clearly have to grind regarding men.)

If the man had actually choked the woman, there would be marks on the woman’s neck and the police would likely have also arrested the man. Yet there is no mention of the man being arrested.

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

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

Trump hasn’t been tried in a court of law for incitement, so we don’t know whether he’s guilty of incitement.

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

The Executive branch doesn’t have authority over the Legislative branch. Up the chain leads not to Trump - but to Pelosi and McConnell.

You're conflating making the laws (Congress) with enforcing the laws (the president).

John Sullivan 

A journalist covering the Trump mob storming the Capitol.

Jonathan Gennaro Mellis

Not a BLM activist or supporter:

Mellis, whom two tipsters told the FBI had been posting on Facebook with increasing frequency about the 2020 election and media coverage about it, also posted about his anger that Antifa and Black Lives Matter were being blamed for the attack, the complaint said.

“Don’t you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM,” the post said. “We proudly take responsibility for storming the Castle.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailypress.com/news/crime/vp-nw-jonathan-mellis-arrested-20210217-pzq3gttfnjea7jgavmam4xlunm-story.html%3foutputType=amp

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

I was keeping the focus on the rioters- the actual cause of the rioting.

What caused the insurrectionists to riot? Best not focus on that or youMll have to stare some ugly truths in the face.

There were hundreds of police officers there. They called for reinforcements and none showed up for hours. Just go up the chain of command. 

Where does the chain of command stop?

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

Demonstrably false.

Government by law is better than government by mob against those you dislike.

Too bad you didn’t say this before your buddies followed Trump’s advice and fight like hell to disrupt the certification of the EC.

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