Ah_so comments

Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

They have this new invention out called contact lenses. I hear they work pretty much like glasses. Have a great day.

I hate contact lenses and wouldn't like to be forced to wear them

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Posted in: Democrats take big new step toward impeaching Trump See in context

Thats not going in a history book. Maybe in a footnote about why he got re-elected? Or an appendix in the back of the book? Or in a 2030 textbook about why the Dem party ceased to exist by 2025.

Ha. Trump's crimes won't be forgotten. He'll be vilified in the future, and forgotten, and no one will remember having voted for him.

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Posted in: Democrats take big new step toward impeaching Trump See in context

Dems are angry. Pelosi being agitated and pointing fingers at journalists while demanding no one “mess with” her (threat).

Biden arguing with an 83 year old man and calling him names and challenging him to do push-ups?

Schiff publishing the phone records of a member of Congress, 2 lawyers for the President and a journalist because he is mad nobody buying his story time.

Random off topic stuff. No idea what your word salad is all about. Anything to change the subject, right?

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Posted in: Democrats take big new step toward impeaching Trump See in context

Trump is just a mocked pathetic figure, unable to even execute his principle policy of building a wall, and now backed into a corner led on by his corrupt personal lawyer, Gulliani.

The weight of evidence against him is overwhelming. Once Gulliani is arrested he'll be friendless and without advice. Good times ahead!

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Posted in: Democrats take big new step toward impeaching Trump See in context

Unbelievable what a hole the Dems are digging themselves into. They've gone right off the deep end in a mad rush to ensure Trump's re-election.

See my post just above.

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Posted in: Democrats take big new step toward impeaching Trump See in context

It is clear, beyond all reasonable doubt that the President is guilty - guilty as sin.

What is most peculiar is that there are people who must know he is guilty, but don't care. Despite their President riding roughshod over democracy and brazenly committing crimes, they suffer from Stockholm syndrome so badly that they lie to themselves that it isn't occurring.

These people aren't to be feared, but should be pitied.

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Posted in: Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours See in context

In October 2017, a court ordered the ad agency to pay 500,000 yen in fines after labor authorities concluded the previous year that Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old new female employee of company, committed suicide in 2015 due to excessive overtime work.

Even if that fine had had three zeros added to it, it still wouldn't have really incentivized them to change their practices.

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context

Wth all that money they could pass a tax cut to consumption tax.

I don't really like consumption tax - it punishes the poorest most and applies to even the most basic of subsistence goods.

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

Stop it, no way! Come to think of it, he was kind of suave when he was dealing out all those E's

It is a dynamite bit of trivia, particularly if you are talking to a Brit aged over 35.

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

I always fancied myself as a future Bond candidate. If they did a radio version.

You missed your chance - there were several radio versions before the first movie in 1963. The prize to that goes to a 1956 version with Bob Holness as the lead.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Please share an example where there is "legitimate discrimination"

Of course, Yuybaru.

A military service that puts a maximum age limit on new recruits for training.

A casting director who specifies that those auditioning should be of a certain age/race/sex in order to fit the character.

I could go on.

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

When Ive watched JB films especially when they are shot in Japan, I can and say to the annoyance of my friends, "been there, that's X, Y and Z, I hope they have filmed in Japan again so I can add to my list of "Been there, oooh! thats.....".

To my knowledge, only two have ever been filmed in Japan and one of those simply used it briefly as a location and did not reference it as Japanese (Hashima in Skyfall).

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Posted in: First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online See in context

Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

And highly talented, with the script to the enormously success Killing Eve under her belt. as well Fleabag. Just the kind of scriptwriter that a Bond movie requires.

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

Why shouldn't worked leaders mock Trump? Everyone else does.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

Schools should be shut at weekends and school holidays.

Easy - that's sorted out the overtime issue at least on average.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

If mental competence is required, a third or more of population would have to be removed from voting, drinking, etc.

No they aren't because they are legally considered competent. You are frankly throwing around silly excuses to avoid the real issue.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

If, in order to comply with anti-discrimination law you pretend to invite the applicant and then not take him, how does this make things any fairer?

Like how a racist employer might feel if a job applicant turns up for an interview and it turns out he is black. Surely far better to see his photo first, or simply put "no blacks" on the vacancy.

I am hoping that you would not approve of this, but if you do not want that "demographic", should you still have to interview them? This is essentially the question that you ask, but for sex rather than race.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Age discrimination is everywhere. A 12 year old cant exercise his right to buy beer or vote, for instance. Why is it okay to have a discrimination floor (below age of mattering; 17 and below) but not a discrimination ceiling (60 and above)?

JuminRhee - I think that you are grasping at straws here. A 12 year old is not legally considered an adult and therefore not mentally competent to decide whether to buy harmful products like beer, vote or give sexual consent etc. An adult is. There are a handful of other areas where age can be used to legitimately discriminate (actors, the military), but very few.

Yes, age discrimination is everywhere, like sexual discrimination, but is is rarely legitimate discrimination.

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Posted in: Japan drops in OECD scholastic ranking; China leads in all categories See in context

t’s quite insane that toilet seats have far more technology than classrooms.

LOL. So true. They are still using chalk.

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Posted in: Japan drops in OECD scholastic ranking; China leads in all categories See in context

Japan held its own in maths and science - the big drop was in reading comprehension. The test requirements do require students to interpret longer and nuanced texts, and this is less aligned to the Japanese system of education, but which is becoming more important.

Saying that, Japan is still one of the top countries, even if it is below the USA.

While "China" comes out top, I would not read too much into this, or the other countries that hog the top spots. China just uses students from few affluent cities. City states such as Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong also fall into this category.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Knowing someone’s date of birth let me know if they are too old for a position. It also tells me their generations so I can get an idea of what sort of things they may like or dislike etc.

Could you explain what you mean by "too old" for a position? I presume you work in the entertainment industry, hiring hostesses and the like, because I struggle to see what other jobs age would immediately preclude you from. And did you not know that people sometimes (shock, horror) use photos of themselves when they were younger?

Even physical labouring jobs, there are plenty of men in their 50s stronger than men in their 20s. What you are describing just sounds like you are using age discrimination to cover up for sexual discrimination.

And as for sorting out their likes and dislikes, what's that got to do with you? If they have applied to do the job, then they are presumably willing to do the activity for which you are going to pay them for. Putting aside the adage of not judging a book by its cover, what more do you need to know?

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

The government has enough on its hands with real problems like.....

16% of the Japanese living in poverty. =20 million people. =1/6 of children not having their needs met.

Japan has lots of social issues to tackle, as do many countries.

However, putting the question to you, what is the precise number of people remaining in poverty (or other social issue) that it would be appropriate to open the book marked "dress code" and put a line through the bit that says that women must dress in the office in a way that sexually objectifies them?

I think that you would always find a issue that is higher priority (and almost impossible to solve). But I don't think it is your fight against poverty that really puts this to the back of the line but rather your fight against so-called 'SJWs'. They really annoy you with their demands not to be forced to wear physically damaging shoes to work.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

dont like office policies, work elsewhere

Reading the reactionary comments from middle aged men makes me realise how angry they are that their power to make women dress in uncomfortable ways is draining.

And they are clearly angry, so they attack the messenger, use labels such as SJW, as though the power of men to dictate what women wear in ways that emphasise their physical appearance over their ability to use their brains is a God given right.

If only they could use their incoherent anger more constructively.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

She goes too far in her protest against heels. The sneakers look silly with her other clothing. She has given up any sense of fashion just to prove a point.

What she wears on her feet is her problem. You may think she looks silly, but she is way out of your league, even if she was wearing Totoro slippers.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

People don't like dress codes, then don't work there.

The voice of middle aged reactionary man comes through loud and clear.

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Posted in: Democrats accuse Trump of abusing power, obstructing impeachment probe See in context

Without doubt Trump is unfit for office and should be removed. But who is waiting in the wings to take power?

Trump is the symptom of the sickness that rots his supporters and removing him won't cure the disease, no more than killing Bin Laden solved Islamic extremism.

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Posted in: Yokohama recognizes partnerships for LGBT couples See in context

So much for those who always claim Japan is "too conservative", and "behind the times" to recognize same sex marriage. 

Given that gay marriage does not exist in Japan, and there are no plans to legislate for it, as far as I know, it is clearly conservative and behind the times compared to many other liberal democracies.

Saying that, these local reforms are clearly better than nothing.

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Posted in: Woman takes helm of Japanese Aegis destroyer for 1st time See in context

Personally, I can't be led by a woman as for something about power.

Jonathan Prin - that says more about you than her.

Do you want a world in which women sacrifice their lifes for society? 

Willie B - yes.

I would be interested to know if Otani is married and has children. I would not be surprised if she chose to be single and to forgo having children.

Wokfpack - I suspect she doesn't, but I don't know. But then again, would you ever ask this question about a 48 year-old man?

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Posted in: The internet has turned millions among us into workaholics, lugging around our laptops, smartphones ready at a moment's notice to tackle the latest digital chore. The barriers between work and family are collapsing before the relentless demands of algorithms. See in context

It's the work phone that is worse. The laptop gives you the chance to work somewhere else, such as from home. The phone and its constant supply of emails is what drags people down and makes them always on call.

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Posted in: Woman takes helm of Japanese Aegis destroyer for 1st time See in context

*I have said it before and will say it again: *Women can do anything in Japan.

While you will say whatever you want, it does not change the fact that Japan is one of the most sexist countries in the OECD and even one of the most sexist in Asia.

I was about to write a normal post congratulating her before I read your's, and now I have ended up having to criticize due to the inaccuracies that you spread.

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