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by Shawn
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

Re: The President Trump Thread

Partially cause the Freedom Caucus didn't think it was draconian enough... :rope: And who would have thought their draconian thinking would be saving the country from a terrible bill right now? :drunk: He could seriously damage if not destroy the middle class in America with his tax "reforms". Let ...
by Shawn
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: The North Korea Question

You mean North Korea lining up 300 artillery pieces and firing all them at once? Yep. It's all over TV here in Japan. It looks impressive, but I suspect that it would be one giant and juicy target for some A-10s. North Korea tried to launch a missile early this morning but it apparently failed. A pr...
by Shawn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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I do honestly wonder if he thought he'd truly win. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that he didn't think he could win. And if he did, he clearly had no idea about how hard it would be. But as election night wore on and a victory looked likely, I'm sure that thought crossed his mind. I honestly beli...
by Shawn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: The North Korea Question

FFS! U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Ab...
by Shawn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:14 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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World-class dumbass in control of the world's most powerful nation. "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." :FU: More than five months after his victory and two days shy o...
by Shawn
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:25 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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Um, this interview is in English and it makes no sense. It's all over the place. On top of it, German chancellor Merkel had to explain some very basic stuff to Trump and his team: President Trump did not understand that the US cannot negotiate a trade deal with Germany alone and must deal with the E...
by Shawn
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: The North Korea Question

So, it turns out the fleet wasn't sailing toward North Korea but toward the Indian Ocean. :doh: The fleet has changed course but won't arrive near Korea until next week.
by Shawn
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:04 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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Interesting interview. In a nutshell: There is no Russia-Trump conspiracy Russia did try to sway the election, but that was through old fashioned propaganda, which was done in the open Too much emphasis placed on contact with Russian ambassador; that's what ambassadors do: they meet with all sorts o...
by Shawn
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Moving advice wanted.
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Moving advice wanted.

What do you value? Being close to the station or close to the beach? In my experience: 1) In a concrete mansion, you probably won't hear your neighbors next to you, but you probably will hear the pitter patter of feet above you. 2) The old house sounds spacious, but if it's some old showa job, then ...
by Shawn
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:45 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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Apparently, the J in Donald J Trump stands for jackass. :mrgreen:
by Shawn
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:09 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
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Views: 6262

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Absolutely. But there comes a point when the media is doing this in their chyrons
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that they have to start asking Spicer (and Trump) point blank: What the hell is wrong with you?
by Shawn
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:56 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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Oh hey look, Sean Spicer is saying Hitler didn't use chemical weapons and using him as a positive point of comparison. How about that. Just when you think something dumber could not be said, the bar get sets lower. How does this guy still have a job? He demonstrates to the public every day how bad ...
by Shawn
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:17 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
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Views: 6262

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allblacks wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:06 pm
We gotta get into the Japanese perspective on this... Asada Mao is retiring from her sport. That's more important news!
God forbid that she dies at a young age. :ack: She's all that's on TV!
by Shawn
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:06 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
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Views: 6262

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So, at the usual presser, Spicer was asked about why the US can bomb Syria but not take refugees. His reply:
"With respect to the people of Syria, by us taking action and de-escalating what's going on in Syria, that's the greatest thing you can do to support those people."
:puke: Asshole.
by Shawn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:12 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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The missile attack on Syria is just weird. It serves no obvious purpose and contradicts what Trump led everyone to believe was going to be his foreign policy....which is about par for the course with every other thing he promised to do...but disturbing nonetheless. He seems to have just ordered thi...
by Shawn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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I might be merely echoing what the media is saying but maybe they have fucked things up for themselves with this and will not be able to get support in the future. Case in point the Syria stuff going on right now. I don't think so. The American media, especially on the cable news networks, had a co...
by Shawn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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Shawn I just don't get it. If you expand your timeline, you'll see that the US has been at war or has been meddling in the affairs of other nations since the end of WWII. So what's the problem? Is it terrorism? Extremism? Communism? Or is the problem the United States and the fact that it likes to ...
by Shawn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: The North Korea Question

I enjoy reading Tyler Rogoway's military columns at The Drive. Here's his latest on the US moving an aircraft carrier toward Korea . In a nutshell, nobody can really say what it means? An attack? An attempt to push China to do something? Scare North Korea? Just a coincidence? He is of the opinion th...
by Shawn
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:11 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-us-canada-39521332 OK so he launches 59 cruise miles into Syria and destroys a military base killing four soldiers as a "proportionate" response to the chemical attack Well, he did something, after years of Twitting to Obama not to attack Syria and campaigning o...
by Shawn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:05 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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This is brilliant! Jared Goes To Iraq! A Picture Story
Soon, Jared has to go home. Joe and his service members talk about their time with Jared.

“He sure is nice,” one says.

“It’s nice to have nice friends!” Joe says.

“He’s not in the chain of command,” another says.
by Shawn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:04 am
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Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

Re: The North Korea Question

I seem to recall that North Korea was testing submarine-launched missiles and that they don't really have this capability yet. That aside, look at the thousands of pieces of artillery! I think this is the greatest worry in any attack on North Korea-- that the North Koreans would fire off an artiller...
by Shawn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:54 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
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Views: 6262

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Here's another quote for the history books: "Something should happen."
by Shawn
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:29 am
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Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

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It looks like North Korea launched another missile this morning. The US sure sounds like it is determined to go to war. A senior White House official issued a dire warning to reporters Tuesday on the state of North Korea's nuclear program, declaring "the clock has now run out and all options are on ...
by Shawn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: What's happened to Eikaiwa?
Replies: 62
Views: 9736

Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

I might be doing coursework from home next year and I thought about going back to Japan to work so I can support myself while doing this. Are there many eikaiwa jobs around? Even the not-so-good ones? When I left Japan in late 2011 the ship seemed to be sinking and my salary and working conditions ...
by Shawn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:52 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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The weirdest coincidence in my life is that I actually bought my first house - the biggest investment I've ever made - on the day he was elected. This was not planned, I wasn't even thinking of politics and the date just coincidentally happened to be on US election day. Take all the second guessing...
by Shawn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:36 am
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Topic: The North Korea Question
Replies: 29
Views: 847

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More "tough talk." Pressure China to get involved and be a part of a solution? OK. Say the US will act unilaterally? Recipe for disaster. The reporter says that Trump is a "tough talker," but the supposedly great dealmaker gave up on his health care bill after about 2 weeks of.....doing things. Tru...
by Shawn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:01 pm
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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I read too. Its just hard to comment on Trump, everything he is doing is bad and my only challenge is keeping up with the bad news. It's a firehose of bullshit, isn't it? What did I read this morning? Cuts to funding of Planned Parenthood, Pell grants, HIV research, and food assistance. Oh, and Iva...
by Shawn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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I'm pretty much talking to myself here. :blah:

But wait, there's more! Break out the popcorn! Michael Flynn has apparently agreed to testify on Russia in return for immunity.

I wonder what he will have to say? If he wants immunity, does that mean he has some real dirt to dish?
:pc: :pc:
by Shawn
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:14 am
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Topic: The President Trump Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 6262

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So, let me get this straight. Trump goes to the EPA, surrounds himself with coal miners, and signs an executive order to undo the climate change regulations of the Obama administration. :omfg: I have only one adjective left to describe Trump and his gang: he is evil.
by Shawn
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: What's happened to Eikaiwa?
Replies: 62
Views: 9736

Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

Well now, it sounds like I'm being goaded into another blog post. :mrgreen: I'll do some research. If you have any other information or tips, PM me.