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Shinzo Abe Delivers "Vision From Japan" - Live Speech From Davos

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Comedy hour comes early today, courtesy of Japan's PM Shinzo Abe who just started speaking on the topic of "reshaping the world" at Davos. Like we said: pure comedy.


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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:03 | 4355693 pods
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Did Abe set off the radiation detectors on the way in?


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:07 | 4355697 hedgeless_horseman
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"Imagine a vast sea of riquidity...irradiated riquidity."

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:08 | 4355712 Four chan
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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:12 | 4355731 slotmouth
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Did he just say arsequake?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:25 | 4355776 Gankfest
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Majority of the time when people post it sounds like… HI :D I’m really retarded, and thank you for taking the time to notice me.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4355794 Manthong
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I was looking for a smart-ass response to this idiocy that would include a clip from the early ‘70s Firesign Theater “Kamikaze” tract.

What did I find?

This, from Tim Knight..

I am dying… about ready to roll on the floor and laughing my A off.   :-D

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:31 | 4355795 JPM Hater001
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Please tell me there will be a word cloud printed in Japanses 


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:39 | 4355821 Manthong
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Fat finger..  incorrect paste..

You guys are like vultures… I couldn’t fix the link fast enough.  :-D


oh.. and I really hate JPM, too.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:08 | 4355939 NotApplicable
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I saw your first link and thought it was a joke I didn't get.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:32 | 4356016 Manthong
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Crap.. it must be the long term effects of all of the drugs..

It was a Cheech and Chong skit I was thinking of..

I was not able to locate a fidelity MP3, but here is an imitation..

..good enough for youse guys.


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 22:46 | 4357687 old naughty
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Majority of us don't want to listen to him...

but he speaks to Davos attendees, pointing to re-shaping the world...

no, guess shouldn't listen to him...

unless you're PTB.

Chosen and delivered. Next, Hinde.....!

Oh, sheeples, sheeples (ooops, grasshoopers, grasshoopers...)

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:35 | 4355797 Scarlett
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the bald one asked some good questions:  visit to shrine & endgame for abenomics.


he finished by saying that Abe's making a new Japan.  


That one is true, Japan will be quite a bit different going forward.  But not in a good way.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:01 | 4355900 cougar_w
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More like in a Medieval way, you mean. Though I gotta say, medieval Japan made some great blades.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4355802 Dr. Engali
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That's funny, because I don't hear a thing when I read the posts.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:27 | 4355782 Herd Redirectio...
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"Raise taxes... and uh... eliminate waste"


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:01 | 4355904 cougar_w
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dot dot dot profit!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:19 | 4355764 Canadian Dirtlump
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Has the idea of encasing the entire country in concrete been table to help stop the radiation as well as stopping Abe from putting in place his plan of re establishing Japan as a militarized empire looking for new war crime merit badges?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:03 | 4356832 Martel
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Those cute J-girls need to be transported to safety before pouring the concrete. I myself could find use for a few Japanese 'comfort women'. I doubt Koreans object.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:47 | 4355859 thunderchief
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And it's a glowing vision at that.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:27 | 4356454 Againstthelie
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Wow. What a speech.

The libertarians, Doug Casey and the Globalists must be delighted. What a turbo-capitalist offensive. Almost every sentence in this speech was an attack on the social security and well being of the average people. Corporations will pay even less taxes. Even the 1.2 trn$ pension fund will be transferred to Wall St. casino ("investors"). Energy markets will be fully privatized. And the healthcare sector will be opened for Wallstreet, too. Incredible. I'm wondering what the Japanese media will report about this incredible speech and criminal plan.

Abenomics obviously is the ultimate and final wealth transfer from the productive people to the international banksters before the system will collapse.

No wonder why this person is hailed by the international media.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:10 | 4355704 Dr. Engali
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I envision a country filled with untreatable cancer patients, and mutants roaming the land. And the world is ruled by damned dirty apes!...So solly...wong movie.


I am Abe Shithole and I approved this message.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:18 | 4355727 hedgeless_horseman
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I envision a country filled with untreatable cancer patients...


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:06 | 4355705 williambanzai7
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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4355800 JPM Hater001
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Be more clever

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:51 | 4355869 thunderchief
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Japan is stuck between a Meltdown and soft place.

I have never seen a country I used to think so highly of sink so fast.

Welcome to the 21st century.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:56 | 4355887 Herd Redirectio...
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Exactly.  Read a Tom Clancy or Michael Crichton novel from the early 80s and you will have trouble "suspending belief".

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:04 | 4355918 cougar_w
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They rose quickly by selling cheap consumer goods to the ascendent US middle class. Same as CHina has done more recently.

Turns out not to have been a great long-term move. whodathunkit.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:48 | 4356296 Matt
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I think that part of the plan worked well, I think they just wasted their golden age on consumption, and then borrowed to consume more instead of securing resources or building a soverign wealth fund.

$1 trillion pension fund for how many people? If its only 5 million, then at 5% return they could each have $10,000 per year to live on. If 50 million, $1000 per year could be pretty lean.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:27 | 4356719 Yenbot
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I think they made the mistake of letting a for-profit buy a crap US nuke plant design from GE, then made the mistake of trusting the crap GE siting plan, then made the mistake of trusting the crap GE design to last longer than it's design life, then made the mistake of trusting France that Plutonium MOX is a safe fuel in a crap GE reactor in a crap site that's older than its design life then... I'm just sayin....

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 06:47 | 4358224 matrix2012
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Plus they're completely screwed up for entrusting an Israeli company, MAGNA BSP, to be in charge of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP security aspects.

Perhaps all the mishaps are simply their very ways in repaying their bad karmas... just saying

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:27 | 4355998 Dr. Engali
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"I have never seen a country I used to think so highly of sink so fast."


For a minute there I thought you were referring to the U.S.S.A


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:07 | 4355706 OldE_Ant
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Glowing kids, Glowing food, Glowing water.

That's our vision.

Everything is GLOWING!

Thank you and have a great day!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:06 | 4355927 cougar_w
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Why is that a problem just for Japan? What part of the Pacific Ocean off Japan is going to stay over there and not come to our own shores?

Folks around here don't understand a lot of really important shit, and it worries me.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:18 | 4355721 Jam
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There goes Tokyo

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of men

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:10 | 4355724 Yen Cross
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   Abe reminds me of that Geico commercial with the guy riding the motorcycle. He's covered in fiat notes and there's a trail of it behind him.

   Abe could definitely use some polonium-210 on his sushi.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:14 | 4355745 Aaaarghh
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what a cock-head is our abe-san

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:17 | 4355746 Aaaarghh
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in the true spirit of Homer S, I just kept pressing the damn send button...d'oh

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:16 | 4355752 youngman
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Hello Kitty....o its only ABE....I wonder if he travels with a yen printer

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:18 | 4355759 hangemhigh77
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I lould like some ladioactive flied lice.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4355780 Spungo
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Hello Kitty has been replaced by Hello Cancer

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4355798 CPL
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Most of those kids are all dead now.  It's being kept out of the papers, but the massive school consolidation efforts are very telling on how many kids are left in Japan.  So the Chinese don't need to go to war with Japan.

They only need to wait three more years.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:07 | 4355936 cougar_w
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The generational implosion due to arrive in Japan over the next 20 years is likely going to become the racial equivalent of an extinction event.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:33 | 4356021 CrimsonAvenger
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I believe some pretty crazy shit, but massive numbers of dead children in Japan seems a bridge too far. Source?

FWIW, I did find a good article on school consolidation in Japan due to the declining birth rate -

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:35 | 4357077 Joenobody12
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Those Japanese kids are better off dead now. They are doomed when they are taught texbooks containing rewritten history. They will grow up believing they are the victim and be as aggreessive as their parents . They will die in the inevitable wars with their neighbor countries.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:28 | 4355787 youngman
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Wonder if his credit card works????


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:34 | 4355807 suteibu
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Backed by the full faith and credit of the BOJ.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4355803 suteibu
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Abe is never at a loss for optimistic speech.  Reminds me of someone else on the other side of the Pacific. 



Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:34 | 4355805 DavidC
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Do they actually BELIEVE this shit?


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:37 | 4355819 22winmag
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You think that's funny? Rick Perry was just "live from Davos" on CNN.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:10 | 4355955 Billy Sol Estes
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Texas GODDAM statist govern...USA USA USA USA!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:15 | 4355975 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Telling everyone that the children would be better off if he was allowed to force vaccinate them all with a dangerous HPV vaccine his buddies and contributors happen to manufacture? And how their parents don't need to know about it?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:28 | 4355997 Billy Sol Estes
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Carl you are just an unintelligent right winger. Every doctors office I have been into has media that says the HPV vacine is saving lives and is safe for young boys as young as 8. Infact it is the people that don't get their HPV vaccine that are dangerous to society.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:33 | 4356011 jcamargo
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Abe's advice to the world: aim at your monetary target. Dive the plane. Shout BANZAI and hope for the best.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:46 | 4356064 cougar_w
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For added style points, also shout LIMERICK KING!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:35 | 4356026 jmcadg
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Look, the longer people listen to these fucktards, the longer we have to prepare. I'll have another 12 months please.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:53 | 4356083 Toolshed
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I agree. And if they could keep the price of gold at the wholesale level that would be great, thanks.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:40 | 4356039 starman
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godzilla would be proud! 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:21 | 4356179 Bunga Bunga
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Shizo Abe feels home in Davos, that hotel looks like a Japanese reactor containment vessel (see the many holes).

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:20 | 4356435 Joe A
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What is not so funny is the annual slaughtering of dolphins in the bay of Taiji. 250 dolphins are trapped there and being slaughtered as we speak. A rare albino dolphin was seperated from its mother and sold to the local dolphinarium. Some dolphins will be caught and sold to the Sea Worlds of the world and the rest will be slaughtered by having a metal pin break their spine and letting them bleed and drown to death.

And no, this is not some cultural tradition but simply to make big money. And no, this cannot be compared to killing cows, pigs and chickens because this done more humanely.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 13:12 | 4359266 matrix2012
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Here's a vivid article from The Independent about the brutal slaughter of hundreds of bottlenose dolphins in Taiji Cove, Japan, on Jan. 20th, 2014.

"Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane.

Japanese fisherman have begun the slaughter of hundreds of bottlenose dolphins this morning, campaigners said, amid an international outcry over the annual hunt. 

Members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), which is monitoring the cull, said fisherman had begun killing the dolphins corralled into the Taiji cove earlier this week at 7.30am.

Conservationists say a rare albino dolphin is among about 250 of the animals thrashing behind nets overnight. “Babies and mothers will be torn from each other’s sides as some are taken for captivity, some are killed, and others are driven back out to sea to fend for themselves,” said the SSCS.

The hunts are notoriously brutal. Fishermen on boats surround pods of migrating dolphins, lower metal poles into the sea and bang them to frighten the animals and disrupt their sonar. Once the dolphins are herded into the narrow cove, the fishermen attack them with knives, before dragging them to a harbour-side warehouse for slaughter. The best-looking dolphins are separated and sold to aquariums.

Traditionalists say dolphin and whale have been eaten locally for centuries. Restaurants and shops offer dolphin and whale sashimi and blubber, along with tuna and shark-fin soup. Dolphin meat sells for around £6-£10 a pound. Some local fishermen say the cull is necessary to keep dolphins from eating too many fish.

Taiji was exposed to worldwide scrutiny four years ago in the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, which followed a party of eco-activists as they battled fishermen and police to stop the cull. The documentary was attacked by Japanese ultra-rightists who threatened cinemas that showed it, and by Taiji officials who said the documentary-makers had “psychologically tortured” the fishermen."

[...] Read further here, the article has some pretty clear pictures - one pic clearly shows the Taiji Cove is fully covered by the blood of slaughtered dolphins.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:06 | 4356642 RiverDrifter
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Did Abe just quote Arianna Huffington & quote advice he got from Hillary Clinton within a sentence or two of each other?  


Japan is doomed.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:27 | 4357056 Joenobody12
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Huffington thought police bite your head off if you post something they dont like.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:18 | 4356686 verbot
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Again, how did giving a bunch of superstitious pacific islanders a weak old General Electric reactor in a high sesmic region pass committee? And where is the sales team that put that deal in the can? They should be still alive ya kno so lets ask them and all the big wigs at General Electric...hey fucktards whats the replacement cost of the entire pacific ocean? Also...hey fucktards how many more  days is the farce of the 2020 Olympics going to continue for? 

These poorJapanese are living a real horror flick. You know in the movies japan worked with the world and was open and honest to "defeat" the threat... first chance they get to prove all the ideas about japan as a world class venue is marred with criminal insanity. 

I want my payout for my part of the pacific now!!! Commons bitches class action lawsuit..any takers? 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:11 | 4356848 The_Prisoner
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Only way Japan could turn this tide around is with immigration. The Japanese are among the most racist people on earth, so it ain't gonna happen.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:26 | 4357051 Joenobody12
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The Japaneses are thirves. They steal eveything. The stole their ancestor from FuJin province in China. They stole a Korean woman and turned her into the mother of the emperor. They are mutant Chinese and Koreans.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 23:03 | 4357747 The_Prisoner
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If you watch Kurosawa's the Seven Samurai you clearly see on the peasants how the Japanese see themselves. They defeat the invaders not by fighting them, but by getting outsiders to do it for them.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:13 | 4356849 Martel
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OMG, the Finnish prime minister (a perma-idiot) just met his match. Both of these esteemed gentlemen sound like Saddam's 'information' minister.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 21:45 | 4357511 khakuda
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"I crash currency to start currency war.  Our products for export become cheaper and we win.  Yay!"

"I don't read history books, they no have enough pictures or pop-ups in them.  That is dumb.  Go Nippon!  Rah, rah!

...He forgets that he has caused inflation in his country by trashing the currency, so people will need that 3% raise just to stay even, assuming they even get that raise.  Oh, yes, he forgets the new consumption taxes that will kick in soon.  He also forgets that the rest of the world won't stand by and let him gain currency advantage.

Thanks for posting this boys.  This dude is scary.  Japan led us all to ZIRP, now they will lead us into deflation and collapse.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 22:56 | 4357728 satoshi101
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Well I always say that JAPAN and TAIWAN are USA colony's 60th states if you will,

Since WWII the USA controlled, and managed Japan, and up until the 1980' all the managers (USA) who advised the japs were hailed GENIUS, western capitalism at its best, then post 1980's things went SOUR for 20+ years now,...

The JAPS seem to get their POLITICIANS from the SAME cesspool as the USA? Hillary/ABE?

What do you expect ? The US-MIL runs JAPAN like a fiddle, and thus given that the US-MIL/NSA run the USA now, ... we can only look at JAPAN if you want to know the future of the USA. Economically that is, ...


Hey, its working cuz US & japs can travel worldwide and spend thier USD and/or JPY,.. and the world still takes them.


Thu, 01/23/2014 - 01:33 | 4358031 TNTARG
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Radiation has already affected his brain.

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