The SJW war on us thread

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:34 am

That was an issue at the time. They raised the consumption tax from 5% to 8%, and they had planned to raise it to 10% but I think they put that on hold. Anyway it's still 8%.

That's near Shinjuku. Not far from where I work. Not sure exactly where you took it, but I recognize that one building in the background.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 am

It's near these things, I am sure they are full of tentacles.

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My friends and I were just walking around enjoying Tokyo. I don't know how it's like to live and work in Tokyo, but it was a fantastic place to visit.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:59 am

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My friends and I were just walking around enjoying Tokyo. I don't know how it's like to live and work in Tokyo, but it was a fantastic place to visit.
Overall I would say it's a nice place to live and work too. Summer weather is a bit too hot for my taste though.

California is quite nice when it's not burning.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 am

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For context this is 2009
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Right! Funny, there is a "guilty pleasure" horror series where one episode revolves around political parties. They have these buses and very enthusiastic people involved. And while I find them amusing to irritating, I then have to look at the crowd at any Republican or Democrat meeting and fall silent.

Though True Story: "I never believed the stories in these threads, until I met Gram's Mom" during an election cycle I noticed an approaching open van/bus. On it a bunch of Kawaii Business Girls waving as Screaming Japanese Man screams on mythe stereo. I had seen them all over the place, and even I realized that different colors meant different parties.

I asked about this one, and my friend looked and explained that "they are the ones who want you out of Okinawa!"

So I waved and cheered. The Kawaii Business Girls dutifully waved back.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by shuize » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:50 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 am
[Though True Story: "I never believed the stories in these threads, until I met Gram's Mom" during an election cycle I noticed an approaching open van/bus. On it a bunch of Kawaii Business Girls waving as Screaming Japanese Man screams on mythe stereo. I had seen them all over the place, and even I realized that different colors meant different parties.

I asked about this one, and my friend looked and explained that "they are the ones who want you out of Okinawa!"

So I waved and cheered. The Kawaii Business Girls dutifully waved back.

--J.D.

My ex-wife said she was recruited to do it a few times in her younger days even though she didn't really even like the candidates. Silly me, I asked her why she'd do it if she didn't support the candidate. She answered that none of the girls liked the candidate, but getting paid to ride around town waving at people beat sitting in the office all day. I should have realized at the time what that said about her feelings on work after marriage.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by shuize » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm

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Must be because we're a bunch of pussies without 6 AM wake-up call and 6:30 compulsory exercising.

As much as I suffered through every fucking minute of that exercise music, I refused to ever get out of bed and actually exercise to it.

Also, I later heard that part of town got washed away in the 2011 tsunami and I am not embarrassed to say one of my first thoughts was, "I hope it took that fucking siren with it."

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Skeeve » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:01 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 am
It's near these things, I am sure they are full of tentacles.

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My friends and I were just walking around enjoying Tokyo. I don't know how it's like to live and work in Tokyo, but it was a fantastic place to visit.
Just a question, what are those two objects (covered with vegetation - no doubt full of tentacles)?
Is that left over rubble from World War II?
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:58 am

shuize wrote:
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As much as I suffered through every fucking minute of that exercise music, I refused to ever get out of bed and actually exercise to it.
I'm very disappointed in you. :|



As we're blathering about Japan, it reminded me of a (Japanese, of course) lady I briefly dated. One day some bigwig – the Prime Minister©, I think – came on visit. You'd have thought it was gOD himself floating down, so thrilled was she. :roll:

I found it quaint, expecting a more healthy dose of cynicism from the Japanese people (OK, I'm generalizing) with their never-ending string of political scandals…

How is it in situ?

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by shuize » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:28 am

Witness wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:58 am
shuize wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm
As much as I suffered through every fucking minute of that exercise music, I refused to ever get out of bed and actually exercise to it.
I'm very disappointed in you. :|

I think my ex-wife once suggested that rather than just complain, maybe "we" should actually exercise to it. But having learned a bit more about her complete lack of motivation for such things by then (exercise, housework, work, etc.), I just laughed and said "Go right ahead."

As we're blathering about Japan, it reminded me of a (Japanese, of course) lady I briefly dated. One day some bigwig – the Prime Minister©, I think – came on visit. You'd have thought it was gOD himself floating down, so thrilled was she. :roll:

I found it quaint, expecting a more healthy dose of cynicism from the Japanese people (OK, I'm generalizing) with their never-ending string of political scandals…

How is it in situ?

I find that cynicism levels vary among the Japanese. However, on the whole they are probly less cynical than most westerners. My university students strike me as much more naive than American university students. But maybe I'm not seeing the whole picture.

You mean the prime minister visited the area or country she was in, not her personally, right? From what I can see, the current emperor is widely respected, maybe even loved, by most Japanese. If he were to visit the area, that would be big news. I wouldn't expect as much excitement about a visit by the prime minister. Some excitement, sure. But I'd say the current emperor is far more respected than Abe. In fact, I don't think the Japanese public has much respect for Japanese politicians in general. I'm not sure if that stems from cynicism or is just cultural. It's important to remember, the politicians are not the ones who actually run the country. That's the job of the bureaucracy. And the Japanese seem to like it that way.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:13 am

Skeeve wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Just a question, what are those two objects (covered with vegetation - no doubt full of tentacles)?
Is that left over rubble from World War II?
It's likely just decorative to hide the vents for the structure below.

You can see it from the overhead photos.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shinj ... d139.69847

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Skeeve » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:59 am

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:13 am
Skeeve wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Just a question, what are those two objects (covered with vegetation - no doubt full of tentacles)?
Is that left over rubble from World War II?
It's likely just decorative to hide the vents for the structure below.

You can see it from the overhead photos.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shinj ... d139.69847
Yes, very dissapointing...no tentacles at all...
But I must admit, they do put a very decorative cover over the HVAC equipment...impressive.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by WildCat » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm

Back to the topic at hand, the Democrat"s tech guru Sen. Mark Warner wants a law banning anonymous posting on the internet:
Common-sense rules of the road for social media — like labeling bots and preventing the use of false identities and fake accounts — is a great place to start.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 875414002/
It's just common sense you see, so the SJWs can harass you, your family, and employer because you had a different opinion on the internet. Because Hillary lost when it was Her Turn.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:42 pm

Because Hillary lost when it was Her Turn.
Maybe that plays into it, but they have been calling for similar shit off and on since before the election.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by ed » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:49 pm

WildCat wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm
Back to the topic at hand, the Democrat"s tech guru Sen. Mark Warner wants a law banning anonymous posting on the internet:
Common-sense rules of the road for social media — like labeling bots and preventing the use of false identities and fake accounts — is a great place to start.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 875414002/
It's just common sense you see, so the SJWs can harass you, your family, and employer because you had a different opinion on the internet. Because Hillary lost when it was Her Turn.
Like their common sense gun laws
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Giz » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:57 pm

WildCat wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm
Back to the topic at hand, the Democrat"s tech guru Sen. Mark Warner wants a law banning anonymous posting on the internet:
Common-sense rules of the road for social media — like labeling bots and preventing the use of false identities and fake accounts — is a great place to start.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 875414002/
It's just common sense you see, so the SJWs can harass you, your family, and employer because you had a different opinion on the internet. Because Hillary lost when it was Her Turn.
Is only way to identify russian troll bots, comrade.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:51 am

WildCat wrote:
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banning anonymous posting on the internet
Will please the Chinese: Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:04 am

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Overall I would say it's a nice place to live and work too. Summer weather is a bit too hot for my taste though.

California is quite nice when it's not burning.
It's only a little bit on fire.


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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Doctor X » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:01 am

It will buff out.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:59 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:51 am
WildCat wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm
banning anonymous posting on the internet
Will please the Chinese: Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal.
Chinese test market.

No doubt "what is to be censored" is completely parameterized.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:57 pm

Skeeve wrote:
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In theory, they were supporters of Maxine Waters, despite her apparently throwing them under the bus later.
Isn't "throwing someone under the bus" something you do to make other people seem responsible for your actions? How were these people not responsible for their own behavior?
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