08
Jul
22

Shinzo Abe


104 Responses to “Shinzo Abe”


  1. 1 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Terrifying, awful news! 😔

  2. July 8, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Peace to Shinzo Abe, his family and all of Japan.
    平和、平和、平和.

    May the person who took his life be brought to justice.

  3. July 8, 2022 at 11:37 am

    “It’s very difficult to obtain a gun in Japan.
    Firearms are tightly controlled, and strict laws have been in place for decades.
    The original firearms control law (from 1958) states: “The possession of firearms and swords is prohibited.”

    Of the G7 (the group of wealthy economies), Japan has by far the lowest level of gun ownership per head of population, at just 0.3 per 100 people,according to data from Small Arms Survey.

    Handguns are banned outright,
    although it is possible to own a weapon for hunting.”

    (https://www.bbc.com/news/62095447)

    • 4 Dudette
      July 8, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      POTUS and VP live at the WH with remarks on reproductive rights

  4. July 8, 2022 at 11:51 am

    President BIden:

    “I am stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened by the news that my friend Abe Shinzo,
    former Prime Minister of Japan, was shot and killed. He was a champion of the friendship between our people.

    The United States stands with Japan in this moment of grief.”

  5. 6 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

    • July 8, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      Statement by President Biden on the June Jobs Report

      JULY 08, 2022

      “Today, we learned that our private sector has recovered all of the jobs lost during the pandemic,
      and added jobs on top of that. This has been the fastest and strongest jobs recovery in American history, and it would not have been possible without the decisive action my Administration took last year to fix a broken COVID response, and pass the American Rescue Plan to get our economy back on track.

      In the second quarter of this year, we created more jobs than in any quarter under any of my predecessors in the nearly 40 years before the pandemic. We have more Americans working in the private sector today than any day during Donald Trump’s Presidency – more people than any time in our history.”

      (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/07/08/statement-by-president-biden-on-the-june-jobs-report/)

  6. 8 jer44
    July 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    LIVE NOW:

  7. 10 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    The ‘3’ is back on gas prices!

  8. 12 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    A burn worthy of framing!

  9. 13 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    I have no sympathy for them either. Use that money for other veterans and service members.

  10. July 8, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    President Biden Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Seventeen Recipients

  11. July 8, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Averaging 400,000 jobs a month for the last 3months, holding at 3.6 unemployment rate, consumer spending above pre-pandemic = wowsers.

  12. 17 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    All elections are important. Vote every time. Vote in general elections, special elections, primaries and runoffs.

  13. July 8, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Biden names first Native American as US treasurer, with signature on money

    “Marilynn Malerba, lifetime chief of Mohegan Indian Tribe,
    will make history as treasury announces new office for tribal affairs.”

    (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/21/native-american-us-treasurer-marilynn-malerba-biden)

  14. July 8, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    The billionaire blocking off Montana’s wildlife:
    ‘Like fencing people out of Walmart’

    Exclusion fencing stretches for miles on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana,
    disrupting the natural migration of elk
    “The fences Joe Ricketts erected around his ranch in the middle of the Blackfeet reservation are a deadly hazard for wildlife.”

    “Almost immediately after their new billionaire neighbor put up miles of 5ft fences around his Montana ranch, complaints started coming in to the Blackfeet tribe.”

    “In photos and videos captured by Blackfeet tribal members and reviewed by the Guardian,
    animals such as elk, deer, moose and grizzly bears
    can be seen struggling to navigate around or over the fences
    as they follow a historical migration path.
    Sometimes, they are trapped in corners of the fences,
    or wounded and limping after failed attempts to jump over the barriers.
    On numerous occasions, mother moose have been seen separated from their young.”

    Sierra Cistone: (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/29/joe-ricketts-bison-ranch-fences-blackfeet-reservation)

    —-RIcketts building a wall…against wildlife.

  15. July 8, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Stardate: July 8, 2022.

    Do not be irresolute,
    dragon daughters and sons.

    (Dōgen)

  16. 22 Dudette
    July 8, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Good way to end the week! 😄

  17. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Powerful thread!

  18. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    1. I absolutely love and admire President Obama.

    2. That is all.

  19. 34 amk for obama
    July 9, 2022 at 12:34 am

    world’s richest asshole overpaid for his boytoy and now is throwing temper tantrums to back out of his fucked up ‘deal’ and the entire 3rd rate msm is fp’ing it.

  20. 35 Dudette
    July 9, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Happy Saturday! 😆😂🤣👽

    • July 9, 2022 at 1:08 pm

      “If all humanity disappeared, the rest of life would benefit enormously.
      The biosphere would literally breathe a sigh of relief, as forests regenerated and endangered species revived.” (E.O. Wilson)

      imo
      we are the arrogant yet disposable species. The loss of any other species, like ants, would result in
      “major extinctions of others species and probably partial collapse of some ecosystems.”(Wilson).
      Our presence is negligible in terms of biomass, but we’re the first species to change the physical, chemical, and bio balance of our planet. In ONE century we’ve poisoned land, water and air with toxic chemicals (which we injest at cost), stripped the earth of natural resources, forests, exhausted the soil. Every mammal except humans get along with their environment. But us – we just move in and consume, repeat, like a virus. Biological extinction hasn’t happened like this since dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. imo hard not to think we deserve what we get.
      —-when we get along with the planet we will be happy.

      • 37 Anna
        July 9, 2022 at 4:03 pm

        I like to tell climate deniers, resource abusers, pollution creators, best be careful, Mother Earth is belching and passing flatus, as in volcano eruptions, earthquakes. She is warning us to start behaving or she will eliminate human beings and start over with a better choice than us. Folks look at me like I have a few screws loose, but I like to believe that what they hear may stick in some far corner of their brain.

  21. July 9, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Comey and McCabe, Who Infuriated Trump, Both Faced Intensive I.R.S. Audits

    “Maybe it’s a coincidence, or maybe somebody misused the I.R.S. to get at a political enemy,”
    said James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director. “Given the role Trump wants to continue to play in our country, we should know the answer to that question.”

    Michael S. Schmidt: (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/us/politics/comey-mccabe-irs-audits.html)

  22. July 9, 2022 at 11:46 am

    “There are more of us than there are of them, but they are so well organized….now it’s school board officials…if we don’t catch up we’re going to have major problems.”
    (Kurt Bardella to Joy Reid)

  23. July 9, 2022 at 11:47 am

    President Biden Announces Sixteenth Operation Fly Formula Mission

    JULY 08, 2022

    Biden Administration will facilitate air shipment of over 1 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino® and Alfamino® Junior formula on July 10 and 11

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/07/08/president-biden-announces-sixteenth-operation-fly-formula-mission/)

  24. July 9, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Remarks by Vice President Harris During Roundtable Discussion with State Legislators on Reproductive Rights

    JULY 08, 2022

    Vice President’s Ceremonial Office
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building

    “And so, there is a lot at stake. We cannot wait for Congress to act. Congress must act.
    But also, we cannot wait for Congress to act, which is why the President, Joe Biden, this morning, earlier today issued executive orders around what we will do at the federal level to ensure that women are not impeded in terms of their right to interstate travel and also that they will have access to the medication that they need, which, by the way, the FDA approved, I believe, over 20 years ago.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/07/08/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-during-roundtable-discussion-with-state-legislators-on-reproductive-rights/)

  25. July 9, 2022 at 11:49 am

    PBO

    “I will always remember the work we did to strengthen our alliance, the moving experience of traveling to Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor together, and the grace he and his wife Akie Abe showed to me and Michelle.”

    “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan who are very much in our thoughts at this painful moment.”

    “I am shocked and saddened by the assassination of my friend and longtime partner Shinzo Abe in Japan.
    Former Prime Minister Abe was devoted to both the country he served and the extraordinary alliance between the United States and Japan.”

  26. July 9, 2022 at 11:49 am

    THE LATEST CONSTRUCTION UPDATES FOR THE CENTER

    Historic Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago will be the future home of the Obama Presidential Center.
    You can find the latest updates on the project’s progress, including traffic changes, utility and building work, local hiring, vendor sourcing, and more right here.

    Includes photos: (https://www.obama.org/the-center/construction/)

  27. 48 Dudette
    July 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Warmest wishes to all who celebrate Eid Mubarak!

  28. July 10, 2022 at 7:58 am

  29. 50 amk for obama
    July 10, 2022 at 8:41 am

    bloody kenyan. setting the standards for a prez.

  30. 51 amk for obama
    July 10, 2022 at 8:42 am

  31. July 10, 2022 at 9:25 am

    The CBO has found that the Democratic plan that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices would save the country $287 billion.

    “McConnell is giving Democrats another issue to run on this fall.”
    (politicus.usa)

    • July 10, 2022 at 9:26 am

      Estimated Budgetary Effects of Subtitle I of Reconciliation Recommendations for Prescription Drug Legislation

      “CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would result in a net decrease in the unified deficit totaling $287.6 billion over the 2022-2031 period.
      That decrease in the deficit would result from a decrease in direct spending of $249.2 billion and an increase in revenues of $38.4 billion.
      Some of those budgetary effects are associated with programs that are classified as off-budget.
      The decrease in the on-budget deficit over that period would be $276.7 billion.
      This estimate is based on language posted by the Senate Committee on Finance.”

      (https://www.cbo.gov/publication/58290)

  32. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    July 10, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Democrats are waking up!

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      July 10, 2022 at 12:42 pm

      And I’m pretty sure it was our dear President Obama who quoted, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

      Amen!

  33. July 10, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    The Minority Leader of the Pa House Dems

  34. July 10, 2022 at 4:33 pm

  35. July 10, 2022 at 5:32 pm

  36. 59 marleysperson
    July 10, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Happy Sunday, family. Watch and share.

  37. July 10, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    • July 11, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      They pass unconstitutional laws and then dare folks to disobey……They believe that their time is NOW…so they will do all they can to curtail the constitutional rights of the “OTHER” folks…

  38. 62 amk for obama
    July 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Takes one to know one. #assholes.

  39. 63 amk for obama
    July 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    novax jocovid.

    Ughh.

    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      July 11, 2022 at 1:47 pm

      In our own country. So pathetic. What’s the difference between us and the countries whose citizens are trying to migrate here via land and sea?

  40. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    July 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Startin’ to drive me crazy.

  41. July 11, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    YESSSSSSSSS,,,,

    • July 11, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      July 12, 2022 at 12:06 am

      Yes!

  42. 72 Dudette
    July 11, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Some cool nerdy-sciencey NASA stuff is happening at the White House in just a few minutes!

  43. 73 Dudette
    July 11, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Delayed a bit, but here we are!

  44. 75 Dudette
    July 11, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Ooooo pretty!

  45. 77 Dudette
    July 11, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Another historic event at the White House today.

  46. 78 amk for obama
    July 11, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    weakass ag and flailing doj failing on both accounts.

  47. 79 amk for obama
    July 12, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    the weakling novax asshole begged the aussies to please, please, please let him go.

    what an idjit whiteass pundtwit

  48. 80 amk for obama
    July 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    lol.

  49. July 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    ooomg is the site working?
    not sure if it will hold up so…..

  50. July 12, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    NASA’s Webb Space Telescope
    has delivered its deepest infrared image of the universe yet, capturing thousands of galaxies billions of light-years away. This new view also includes strange and alien objects, including a galaxy that is ablaze with new stars forming at a rate 10 times faster than our own Milky Way.

  51. July 12, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Have been waiting for this for soo long….
    wowwowwowwowwow
    Understood about looking back in time, getting as close as possible to the singular event. Wondered when it
    could ever possible….and here it is with the beautiful Webb telescope.
    Incredible, unbelievable.
    Ecstatic
    thank you NASA.

  52. July 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    gotta say totally enjoying msnbc roundup of Jan 6 Hearing #7 even as we speak.

    didn’t miss a beat today of the stunning deep dive and brilliant work by the Select Committee.

  53. July 12, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Video recordings of Proud Boys meetings likely to help prosecutors

    Rachel Maddow marvels at the decision by Proud Boys militia organizers to record their online video conferences only to have those recordings end up with federal prosecutors charging them with seditious conspiracy, as well as the New York Times.

    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/video-recordings-of-proud-boys-meetings-likely-to-help-prosecutors-143863365951)

  54. 88 amk for obama
    July 13, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Of course, the traitorous thug did knowing very well he has a weakass ag and doj to fall back on.

  55. July 13, 2022 at 8:50 am

    January 6th hearing witness Jason Van Tatenhove, former Oath Keepers Spokesman, offered insights today into one of the far riight extremist groups involved in the Capitol insurrection, what he learned as national director for the radical organization.

    “‘America is in a very precarious time.”

  56. July 13, 2022 at 8:52 am

    1/6 Committee Devastates Trump As Poll Shows Massive Number Of Americans Think He Misled Nation

    Biden Delivers And Orders Hospitals In All 50 States To Provide Health Or Life Saving Abortions

    Trump Forced To Cancel For Profit NC Rally Because He Has To Testify In NY Fraud Case

    Steve Bannon Massively Loses In Court As Trump Judge Refuses To Delay His Trial

    (politicus.usa)

  57. July 13, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Republicans grow more overt in rejecting church-state separation

    “Lauren Boebert thinks church-state separation is “junk.” Doug Mastriano thinks the principle is a “myth.”
    They’re both wrong in important ways.”

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/republicans-grow-overt-rejecting-church-state-separation-rcna37822)

  58. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    July 13, 2022 at 11:31 am

    So great.

  59. July 13, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Women’s health care providers find innovative ways to help evade red state abortion bans

    “Dr. Meg Autry, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at U.C. San Francisco,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about a plan to build a floating women’s health clinic to provide abortion services in federal waters off shore from Republican controlled states that are passing abortion bans.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/women-s-health-care-providers-find-innovative-ways-to-help-evade-red-state-abortion-bans-143863877667)

  60. July 13, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    POWERFUL Stacey Abrams Speaking Truth to Power…

    Voting is Not Magic…Voting is Medicine…

  61. July 13, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Election Subversion Is the New Voter Suppression

    “Those who support democracy are not as prepared or as focused as those who seek to subvert it.”

    “In the six months since I wrote those words,
    I have received countless questions about election subversion:
    what it is, how to combat it and
    what role federal and state governments play in fighting it.”

    Marc Elias: (https://www.democracydocket.com/news/election-subversion-is-the-new-voter-suppression/)

  62. July 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    2022 New American Hero Awards unite Korean and American culture

    Around 220 guests gathered at Cherokee Town Club to honor and celebrate Korean leaders in American culture: Dr. Victor Cha, Henry Cho, and Baik Kyu Kim.

    (https://gasiantimes.com/2022/06/20/2022-new-american-hero-awards-unite-korean-and-american-culture/)

  63. July 13, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Congressman Raskin says ‘Three rings of interwoven attack’ operated toward Jan. 6 attack

    Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. gave an opening statement on July 12
    as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack presented its findings to the public.
    The focus of the hearing was on extremist far-right groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers and the role they played in the Capitol insurrection.

    He spoke about the evidence that would be covered in Tuesday’s hearing. Said that no president in American history had ever “engaged in any effort to influence, delay or obstruct”
    Congress’s work in verifying an election.

  64. July 13, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Rep. Raskin says Trump actively fired up supporters on social media ahead of Jan. 6

  65. July 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Congressman Raskin
    calls on American public to defend democracy in wake of Jan. 6 insurrection.
    In his closing statement on July 12 he invoked the Founding Fathers,
    saying that at the start of the Republic,
    “They actually warned everyone about Donald Trump.
    Not by name, of course, but in the course of advising about the certain prospect that
    ambitious politicians
    would try to mobilize
    violent mobs
    to tear down our own institutions
    in service of their insatiable ambitions.”

  66. July 13, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    “On January 6th, Trump knew the crowd was angry. He knew the crowd was armed.
    He sent them to the Capitol anyway. You might imagine that our founders would have been shocked to learn
    that an American president would one day come to embrace and excuse political violence against our own institutions, or knowingly sent an armed mob to attack the capital to usurp the will of the people.” (Raskin)

    More than 150 police officers were bloodied, injured and wounded in the armed Jan 6 insurrection.

    The Jan 6 Committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews,
    seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day.

  67. July 13, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    “After the 1/6 Committee presented evidence that Trump incited the insurrection,

    secretaries of state are being asked to ban the former president from the ballot.” (Easley)

  68. 102 Dudette
    July 13, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I love this story!

  69. July 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    The Fight Back is ON..


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