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Posted in: Do you think Facebook and Google should pay news publishers for providing them with content? See in context

Agree they need to pay more tax but I have to admit the fault in this case lies with the governments of the world, if they frame their tax laws so badly that these companies can drive a coach and horses through the gaps it is the legislators fault for not scrutinising adequately.

Who drafts the tax laws, not you or I, but the companies that are being taxed. And the government officials who are financed by these companies of course do their will. This will only change when business financing of politics ends and the government looks to the greater good for all and not to the vested interests of big firms who give them money.

The last tax law passed in the USA by Trump, who was that written for? Not you that is for sure.

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Posted in: Survey shows many seniors undecided about vaccination See in context

Burning Bush, what are your talking about? 530,000 Americans have not recovered from the virus. So far 2.5 million have died worldwide from the virus you think they can recover from somehow. Are they going to come back to life perhaps? Have you been vaccinated against reality?

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Posted in: Early blossoms See in context

It was 19 yesterday and now the carries are blooming over a month early. Climate change, every year the cherries blossom earlier and earlier. No more April blooms for most of the country. Its Feb and March now.

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000 See in context

Republicans can win elections by cheating and lying but when they have power they fail completely every time. Many studies show that if Trump were not President last year the death rate would be 60% lower in the USA at a minimum. In fact Trump spread the disease with his super spreader events during the campaign telling people to not wear masks. That was a crime to fool the gullible and send them to an early grave. RIP Herman Cain.

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Posted in: Suga refuses to move into official residence despite criticism See in context

Trump lived in the WH but watched TV all day. Suga is working hard at least no matter where he is resting at night.

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Posted in: Osaka beats Brady to win her 2nd Australian Open title See in context

Many shallow posters on JT went after Osaka for her strong BLM support. Guess now they cannot celebrate her continuing success both on the court and off.

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Posted in: Another LDP lawmaker quits over nightlife visit See in context

Yamada,

Japan has wonderful aspects but let me ask you why it is just this week that vaccinations are starting? 50 other countries have already started, this week Malaysia is also starting its vaccination program. Japan same as Malaysia?

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Posted in: Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot See in context

A Presidential initiated and supported act of sedition that includes terrorist activity to invade the capital, of course the republicans do not want to investigate the details. They are all co-conspirators in the sedition and have blood on their hands. Move on my a**, it would be like saying forget about the 9-11 tragedy (this September will be 20 years now since that act of terrorism). 9-11 was more horrific. but it was not led by a sitting President who lied over and over again about his losing the election.

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Posted in: Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him See in context

Well, the impeachment is over for Trump, that’s the only thing that matters. Freedom of speech wins again.

Sedition and terrorism won, not freedom of speech. Maybe it is hard for you to tell the difference.

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Posted in: Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him See in context

The Republican Party such as it is clearly is the sedition party now. Any claim for a legitimate interest in democracy is done. They are the party of Trump and will do down in flames as Trump, like he does everything else in his life, destroys the party itself. Massive numbers of Republicans are switching to new parties as they do not want to be associated with domestic terrorism and racial hatred. They have enough of failure.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

Tokyo Joe, you make Mori look enlightened. You do not need to be afraid of women in the workplace even if many are far better than you may be. Let the best woman win.

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Posted in: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party See in context

Trump destroys everything he engages, the republican party is no different. The party will split and eventually the trump republican party will die out. As it should for the crime of sedition.

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Posted in: Trump trial gets go-ahead after emotional, graphic first day See in context

The moment he leaves office (by the expiry of his term or resignation), he can be tried for incitement or any other alleged crimes in an ordinary court just like every other private citizen

An ex-president is not any other citizen and to pretend otherwise is comical.

The logical comparison to this situation is if a President of a bank loots it while he was in power and then resigns. Then when prosecuted he says he is no longer the Bank President and therefore cannot be prosecuted. It is a fake excuse to try an cover for the Trump criminality which began when he falsely claimed victory on election night, lying once again to the American people. Over those two months he committed numerous crimes, in Georgia for example, but the most egregious is planning and then executing sedition via his deluded white christian nationalist band of terrorists. This situation demands he be put on trial for his obvious crimes to set the precedent that Presidential power has limits, yes that is right, limits to inciting sedition and murdering police.

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Posted in: Biden seeks to go big, fast and alone on COVID relief See in context

Nator,

Fact is the economy does much better under Democratic Presidents. Again this is just simple historic fact. Reagan/Bush ended in big recession, Clinton economy boomed, Bush Junior ended in near depression, Obama boomed, Trump again near depression level results, Biden again will have to clean up the Republican mess on COVID and the economy left by the total failure of the last four years of Trump incompetence.

So in reality the Democrats are the party of economic success, the Republicans of economic failure.

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Posted in: Gone in 60 seconds, Japanese style See in context

Is a 2005 Ipsum at risk?

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Men can go on and on as well and often do. it is not a gender issue. Mori was a horrible PM due in part to talking too much, think his approval rating was 5% when he resigned in shame.

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Posted in: Japan enacts laws setting fines for antivirus measure noncompliance See in context

These measures are mild, China has clearly demonstrated how to keep COVID in check. Massive testing and complete shutdowns. The whiners above cannot think long term at all, as long as COVID is a threat the economy will not recover not matter how much fake happy talk there is. Look at the USA for the complete failure of wrongly prioritizing economics over public safety. The two cannot be separated. China and other countries that handled the pandemic maturely have proven this so clearly.

As far as the stupid behavior of people, that is not anything new at all. People act against their own best interests or those of others everyday. Look at smoking. Case closed.

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Posted in: Brady ready to extend career as Super Bowl countdown begins See in context

GOAT. He is the Lebron of the NFL

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Posted in: Republican Party future in balance as Trump trial looms See in context

Trump is the swamp monster. Most corrupt administration every. Impeached twice is four years for corruption and criminal behavior. And Trump is the Republican Party today and will be for as long as he lives. The insurrection folks make up the majority of the party and worship Trump without end, same as those that worshiped David Koresh.

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Posted in: Two men charged after having sex at public bathhouse in Tokyo See in context

Get a room guys, keep your activities to a private space. This was a problem back in the day in SF but the gay folks grew up and became responsible adults.

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Posted in: It is understandable for young people with a lower risk of developing serious symptoms not to exercise voluntary restrictions. Criticizing them will only trigger opposition. See in context

By age group, the most cases are people in their 20s (439), followed by 326 in their 30s, 278 in their 40s, 196 in their 50s and 111 in their 60s. Also, 108 cases were younger than 20.

This a recent report for Tokyo, young people are getting infected at higher numbers than other age groups currently. The data and clueless opinions above are sadly out of touch with what is current fact.

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Posted in: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 100 million as nations tackle vaccine shortages See in context

With over 25 million cases, the United States has 25% of all reported COVID cases although it accounts for just 4% of the world's population. The United States leads the world in the daily average number of new deaths reported, accounting for one in every five deaths reported worldwide each day. With just under 425,00 fatalities, the United States has reported almost twice as many deaths as Brazil, which has the second-highest death toll in the world.

is this what is called winning by Trump? Who is President matters, if HRC had won in 2016 these numbers would be half or even less. But Trump called it a hoax, like many JT posters above still believe, and that killed more people.

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Posted in: U.S. could face a simmering, chronic domestic terror problem See in context

Sedition is a crime and the rightwing kooks who invaded the Capital to keep Trump as the President based on fake news lies about the election belong in jail. Sacking of the Capital once every 200 years is enough and never should be done by American citizens no matter how deluded they may be.

incredible how the hard right is so unwilling to take responsibility for their crimes, even though many of them who invaded the Capital are members of the military and police forces. They even murdered one of their own, a fellow cop.

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Posted in: 2 Tokyo doctors indicted without arrest over 2-year-old boy's death See in context

The toddler received propofol equivalent to 2.7 times the level appropriate for an adult over about 70 hours, before dying three days later of a side effect from the treatment, the report said.

That is criminal behavior, not a simple mistake. The doctors may not have intended to murder the child but they did exactly that.

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Posted in: U.S. could face a simmering, chronic domestic terror problem See in context

People have short memories, the last century was a blood bath of wars based on ideologies that failed to deliver on their promises.

Would a recent promise be the one to accept an election loss like a man and not try to derail democracy based on fake election fraud lies? Too soon?

As other posts clearly point out civil disobedience due to murder in the streets of black people by primarily white cops is one thing, sedition via domestic terrorism in order to over throw the USA government is something else. The last time the Capital was taken down it was the British invading the country. If black people tried to invade the Capital they would be in the ground right now, again showing why BLM is so relevant in the racist USA. White criminals took selfies with the cops and flew back home.

For the sane readers of JT you can see the delusion many labor under regarding politics, especially those in the military it seems.

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Posted in: Go To Travel push linked to surge in COVID-19 infections: study See in context

Lives versus hotel revenue. That was the calculation and the lost lives were the results and now of course more economic damage under the state of emergency. So dumb. The economy cannot run effectively when people are at risk for dying by being out and about. Vaccines need to be delivered now, 100% testing set up, Olympics cancelled and lock downs enforced. China has done it right and their economy is growing by 2-3%. Japan has another year of stagnation ahead of it if not longer.

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Posted in: TV audience for Biden inauguration tops Trump's viewership four years earlier See in context

Many, many Americans could not watch the event as they were duped by con artists to believe it would not happen at all. According to these deluded rubes Trump should still be in the WH. Well Biden is in the WH now and Trump is sleeping on someones couch somewhere. Just amazing how gullible the rightwing is and unfortunately always will be. Some shrewd con artist like Bannon is coming up with the next wacko conspiracy theory to wrap up the weak minded.

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Posted in: Trump supporters rally in Tokyo See in context

HRC was 100% right, these MAGA folks are a basket of deplorables.

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Posted in: Trump supporters rally in Tokyo See in context

Free thinker means believing lies you are told by the Dear Leader.

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Posted in: Trump supporters rally in Tokyo See in context

Probably Falun Gong nutters. They strongly support Trump as he was anti-China. China is prosecuting the cult.

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