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factotum started the topic in Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 2:21pm

For when one interesting things thread isn't enough.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 4:53pm

Funny you should mention that Yorkes, but I notice the same thing, especially regards the comments. I find that more often than not though, you are unable to comment when they report on things such as ethnic gangs, LGBTIQ stuff, female empowerment, immigration etc. Quite often you can comment on politics but Sam Clench as of late has not allowed comments on his Trump articles.

Until covid had engulfed the news, imo I found the majority of articles especially regards politics had a left of centre bias and you're right, the comments section on occasion reflected a right leaning contrarian view but I think there was quite a balance and the language you mention above was not the sole domain of the right.

Also BB, I wasn't focusing solely on Trump but nary a day goes by where there isn't at least two or three articles devoted to him and I'm yet to read one that posts him in a positive light, happy to stand corrected though. Also, I mentioned the lead up to the last election. I don't know if anyone remembered, but I actually predicted a coalition win a couple of weeks out. And that's supported by Yorkes view- while the vast majority of the articles were boosting labor and reporting how Labor were gonna shit it in and how they lead all the polls, the comments section painted a vastly different picture. Whether there was any editorial bias I cannot tell you, but one thing I can tell you is, I very very rarely get a comment published and I adhere to their T&C's to the letter.

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blowfly commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 5:40pm

"Also BB, I wasn't focusing solely on Trump but nary a day goes by where there isn't at least two or three articles devoted to him and I'm yet to read one that posts him in a positive light, "

That would be because in the current circumstances it is impossible to present him as anything other than a terminal fuck up. Theren is no positiver light just the ever deepening darkness of a President who couldn't give a rats about the deaths he has caused or indeed anything beyond his own delusions of adequacy.

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 6:31pm

Interesting observation Yorkesy.

I got to agree with BBblowfly re Trump.

Who is he, really? Not a real a positive fella imo.

"The “billionaire” who hides his tax returns. The “genius” who hides his college grades. The “businessman” who bankrupted 3 casinos and lost over $1B in 10 yrs. The “playboy” who pays for sex. The “virologist” who knows more than Dr. Fauci. The “leader of the free world” who said he “fell in love” with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The “Christian” who doesn’t go to church. The “President” who committed treason by turning a blind eye to Russian bounties on our soldiers. The “unifier” who calls white supremacists fine people. The “philanthropist” who defrauds charity. The “patriot” who dodged the draft five times. The “innocent man” who refuses to testify. The “President” who takes no responsibility. The “tough, strong” man who wears makeup and hairspray. The “deal maker” who has yet to close a deal."

The one who claims he's making America great again.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 6:41pm

So you're saying he's beyond redemption Westy?

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 7:23pm

Not at all zen. He's not evil or anything. He's simply a divider, not a uniter, and I struggle to find any positive things about his presidency. Redemption is entirely up to him, and his God, and they both know it.

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I focus commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 7:34pm

Hey Zen I see Abe is polling really low in Japan I know they hammer their leaders whats your view?

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zenagain commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 9:00pm

Abe is 'Amakudari', (descended from heaven)- basically an elite. He can't run again but don't matter, he's styling.

I don't mind Abe my wife likes him too. The status quo won't change. I like how he's not taken any crap from China.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 2:58pm

Trump shows how to prank vote by Postal Ballot & this Jock is President?
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/31/politics/trump-vote-by-mail-provision...

All 'recent' primaries show Dems are well outnumbering Rep in all postal voting...

US post is snowed under with Amazonian mail outs so ask for extra money?
Trump donates $10b & Treasury hijacks US Postal Ballot Vans & Routes..(Clever!)
US Trump vows to charge more for Bezo's Democratic supply lines.

Trump is outing traitor (2020 postal Dems) for undermining US voting sovereignty.
Drums up troops (vs) Dem's war against sacred voting rights of good ol' USA.
https://www.dw.com/en/donald-trump-moots-us-election-delay-on-twitter/a-...
Defending Absentee Lazy (Rep') ballots as gold standard patriotic apple pie.
https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/absentee-ballot-application-pr...
But Democratic cowardly Postal rorting is evil...USA USA USA

Meanwhile across each state Republicans are rigging Postal Ballot laws & services.

eg: President's Translation on how he wins unwinnable 2020 election.
Dem State = (City Ballots process + forms are delayed + no overtime Post service).
Already the norm + Ghetto Poll Stations close! Sorry not Covid Compliant
Rep States = (Mail Ballots approved & stamped [^/\^/\^/\ ] + overtime for Posties)

Trump tabled questions on US postal Ballot integrity! None listened? (Clever!)
Dems can't out any USPS corruption or side with Trump on eve of election! (Right)
"Did they just fall for the Sucker Punch to their own face again! Yep! They sure did!"

POSTrump controls the speed & flow of his Bully Electoral Game Board.
(Florida count votes 22 days early + Arizona 14 days early) Others on Day > weeks.
In 34 states Ballots not received by Nov 3rd 2020 are declared invalid.
Some Postal Ballots are Generic [ Free of date ] POSTrump tops up or bins Votes.
Postal vans of ballot papers go up in flames each week, nothing new there.

In the past 6 years Trump has restacked 'ALL 6 Governors' of his Postal Service.
The profits are donated back to Trump (No! Not Joking) Trump is #1 Postal crook!
March $28m for Covid 'campaign style' 130m mailouts with Presidential Stamping.
Former Postal officials say you never go near Govt Admin...never seen nothin' like it.

US Election is held in a under a National Emergency (re: Communications Act)
This empowers sitting President with 100 fold power (fact) of any rival candidate.
President can deny anti Govt Propaganda - eg: Electoral Leaflets / web Sites.
Trump will argue he was defending USPS from relentless propaganda attack.

[ POSTrump WINS ] All heard Dems beg Trump to fund & rig the Postal Ballots! Yes!
Jed's Chads / Fake News / Emails...now it's POSTrump

Board of Elections prefer if you contact via Twitter...(This is true!)
We see Trump again out Twitter as USPS while milking both! (Reveals his hand!)
Basically informing all of Post & Twitter rorts to Win & all egged him on to do it!
tbb is no expert but isn't this a repeat of last election, just add Emergency Powers!

https://www.zdnet.com/article/trump-accuses-twitter-of-interfering-with-...
https://www.mcall.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-postal-service-v...

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factotum commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 6:48pm
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zenagain commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 8:01pm

I only just saw those links Facto.

If you live here, you will see that the Japanese are at best ignorant of the misdeeds of their predecessors and at worst indifferent. The Koreans on the other hand are rabid when it comes to Japan. Anything and everything from every angle is geared at painting the Japanese in a negative light and since Moon Jae-in came in and basically turned their economy to shit, he's been ramping up the nationalism. Japanese kids love everything Korean and Japanese housewives can't get enough of the Korean soap operas. Go figure.

Anyway, Japan has formally apologised several times and paid restitution in the millions to compensate the victims (bear in mind the comfort women were provided by Korean middle-men, an often overlooked fact) but corruption has seen very little of this money reach the victims. Also, there is a weekly protest outside the Japan embassy that has basically been an exercise in teaching hate insofar one of the last remaining comfort women has condemned the protests and wants no affiliation with them. Yoon Mi Hyang, the organiser has used this as a platform to step into politics but she is also accused of embezzling funds that were raised for the victims.

Finally, at least Japan have admitted and tried to make amends, this is is where Korean hypocrisy enters into it (btw I am not anti-Korean), tens of thousands of Vietnamese women and girls were raped, exploited and sold into indentured servitude during the Vietnamese war. A whole generation of Vietnamese half-bloods have grown up pariah's in their own society. To this day Korea have never even acknowledged their existence let alone rightfully compensated them.

I hope I don't come across is biased, it's just that no side is squeaky clean when it comes to war and the atrocities associated with it.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jan/19/women-raped-b...

https://theworldnews.net/jp-news/ex-comfort-woman-in-s-korea-criticizes-...

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udo commented Monday, 3 Aug 2020 at 8:34pm

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