Chip Star comments

Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Including the applicants who promised to kick the habit but can't give it up?

Brilliant question. I'd also like to know the answer.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Being a smoker does not take away from one's ability to do their job. On school grounds fine. But the minute anyone is off the grounds, on their own time, the employer has no businesses butting in!

You keep making these claims that the employer has no grounds for butting into ones life outside of work, but aren't providing any supporting evidence.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

The liberal/left is luxuriating in this. “Look! Another freedom taken away! Yippee!”

No, it's not a freedom being taken away, these people can smoke all they want, they just have to find a different place to apply for work.

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Posted in: Trump gets Buckingham Palace dinner date See in context

The confidence of Trumpophiles is hilarious given they have zero idea what is going to happen between now and the election. It's not advisable to celebrate too early.

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Posted in: Trump gets Buckingham Palace dinner date See in context

Yep. Right ...

Read any of my posts and you'll see that I don't suddenly veer into attacking Teump when he's not relevant to a conversation.

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Posted in: Trump gets Buckingham Palace dinner date See in context

trump had no comments or actions about this, so what “own words” are you attacking today?

None, which you would have known had you read the posts upon which you are trying to comment. Unlike conservatives and their incessant need to attack liberals/Dems constantly, I don't have a compulsion to attack Trump, so I only do it when it's relevant.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Hopefully the uni gets proper sued.

Why? They aren't breaking any laws. Smoking is a lifestyle choice not an immutable characteristic, so the equal rights laws aren't implicated.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

The right to privacy! What a person does on their own time, if it does not break any laws, is not the businesses of their employer!

That's not how the right to privacy works. You are confusing the right to privacy with equality under the law.

Employers aren't under an obligation to hire smokers because being a smoker is not a protected class, so anti-discrimination laws, which come from equality under the law, are inapplicable.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Refusal to hire someone who does smoke, that is crossing a line into personal rights.

Which right?

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Posted in: Man arrested after breaking daughter’s finger See in context

Repugnant.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Thanks Nanny state! Who's next?

You must have missed the part of the article that clearly stated this was one school's policy and not a government edict.

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Posted in: Democrats weigh contempt vote after White House defies subpoena See in context

Disgruntled employee who is claiming she is discriminated against because of dwarfism.

And somehow, you magically know this person wasn't discriminated against. We can dissolve all the courts now.

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Posted in: Trump gets Buckingham Palace dinner date See in context

Why this website always hate Trump? Look like CNN...

You're confusing the media doing its job - reporting on Donny's words and actions - with hating him.

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Posted in: Trump orders administration officials not to attend White House correspondents dinner See in context

For a guy that constantly dishes it out, Trump sure can't take any himself. What an man-baby.

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Posted in: Kushner plays down Russia's interference in 2016 election See in context

Kushner comes from a family of Holocaust survivors.

He knows first hand the how stereotyping and bigotry can lead to violence.

Blaming everything on the Russian bogeyman is not only foolish but dangerous.

Praise Kushner and Trump at every opportunity, but also bash America at every opportunity.

You have alluded to a foreign country controlling the US many times. Which country is that, Burn?

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Posted in: Trump gets Buckingham Palace dinner date See in context

I see a picture in my mind of some liberal angrily searching for his air pump to start filling up “Trump baby” again. Need a bigger one for this special occasion, the last one is too small.

Agreed. The last one was far too small to adequately express how petty, childish, and unsophisticated Trump is. The next one needs to be at least quadruple the size.

And what percent see their own leader as poor and terrible?

Irrelevant.

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Posted in: Japan drops 'maximum pressure' on N Korea from diplomatic book See in context

Kim is reaping a lot of benefits from being legitimized by Trump.

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Posted in: Prosecutors suspect Ghosn's wife contacted parties linked to his case See in context

Mrs. Ghosn should have stayed away. It looked bad leaving, but Ghosn is clearly at the mercy of the Japanese "justice" system so probably did any actual harm to his case.

They'll simply keep re-arresting him if he is granted bail. Prosecutors love their confessions here.

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Posted in: Australian WWII ship sunk by Japanese submarine found See in context

Great news for the families.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

The average pack of Mevius brand (Formerly Mild 7) tobacco is ¥480 per pack. Double that price tomorrow and you would see a flood of guys stop smoking....their wives wouldn't give them an allowance for THAT much for cigarettes!

Agreed. Though it's quite sad to think of men on allowances from their wives.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

That's discrimination based on personal life it's no different from universities that try to limit number of applicant based on gender!

False equivalency.

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Posted in: Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial records See in context

especially after Lois Lerner used and weaponized the IRS to take out conservative donors and later pleading the 5th when asked during her deposition in Congress.

And then some conservative will murder a doctor. What does that have to do with this article? Nothing, just like Lois Lerner.

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Posted in: Half of Americans back stronger role of religion in society See in context

That statement was so often debunked and msnbc spliced his original comment. GW did not say, God told him to attack Afghanistan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/10_october/06/bush.shtml

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Posted in: On staff following orders, Trump says: 'Nobody disobeys me' See in context

He doesn't have to. They never disobey him.

All of his wives and all of his children?

If that's true, what does that make the 2016 presidential candidate who had the backing of the media, Hollywood, the establishment on both sides, and the sitting president of the United States and his wife?

An intelligent lawyer that was a senator and Secretary of State. You don't really think being elected says anything about that person's intelligence, do you? Bush II, Rick Perry, and Trumpmare just a few prime examples that getting elected doesn't mean one is intelligent.

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Posted in: About 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

and the USA. Since US criticism, Abe stopped visiting, not for China or Korea.

America is more powerful than Japan, so we don't have to get used to anything.

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Posted in: About 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

I visit Yasukuni every August on the 15th to celebrate the end of Japan's rape of Asia.

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Posted in: About 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Never mind what the Japanese do regarding atoning for their past rape of Asia, focus on their apologies. Words speak louder than deeds, after all.

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Posted in: Incoming emperor's life filled with breaks from tradition See in context

Let's all not lose site of the fact that either of these people can simply walk away. There is no law forcing them to participate in such an "oppressive" lifestyle.

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Posted in: Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial records See in context

Any Democratic member of Congress aside from Tulsi Gabbard interested in passing new laws? Or improving the economy, perhaps? Maybe handling the immigration crisis?

You didn't get the memo, Sorrena. There is no immigration crisis. Trumpophiles actually want to transport undocumented immigrants away from the border and deeper into the homeland at government expense.

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Posted in: Incoming emperor's life filled with breaks from tradition See in context

You people trying to make out the Imperial family as worthy of our sympathies for their "tough" lives crack me up.

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