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Quick route to permanent residency in Japan

I had to wait 10 years to qualify for permanent residency in Japan. The Ministry of Justice is now looking to cut it to ONE. Permanent residency is a privilege not a right and I respect that although in the end I reckon 90% of the decision was based on how much tax I paid. 332 more words


We may be last in everything else . . .

By now, there can’t be a single college football fan in this whole nation who doesn’t know about the University of Alabama’s current stature. Though the Crimson Tide lost the big game last week, we can’t ignore four national championships in the last eight years: in 2009, 2011, and 2012 under the BCS system, and in 2015 under the new FBS system. 1,118 more words


Mr. Poverty meets Miss Universe

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”  384 more words



Sorry to say that but the only people who see beauty in favelas are corrupt politicians.
There is no beauty in favelas.


Headline of the day: Hang on to your hats, folks

From the New York Times:

18 Million May Lose Insurance After Repeal, Study Finds

  • The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year.
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Last Night I Had A Glimpse Of What America Truly Is

Last night, I had a vision. Not a dream of what America could be, but a clear, sober glimpse at what America is. The glimpse, I think, is rarer than the dream. 497 more words

The Cost of Compassion

Veganism is all the rage, but some skeptics are calling into question its feasibility for the general public.

At first glance, 23-year-old Max Garnot doesn’t necessarily scream “vegan.” He’s slender, soft- spoken, and unassuming despite being heavily inked. 2,845 more words

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