Alongfortheride comments

Posted in: Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter See in context

It's a load of rubbish. I am from the West Coast of the South Island of NZ and very close to the Fox and Franz Josef Glacier where I know all the locals. How is it then that the Glaciers are growing when it's supposedly getting warmer. All the tree huggers need to keep paying taxes top the government because according to them if you pay money to them they can change the climate! How also is it that 3000 years ago the Earth got warmer? Must be due the the Neanderthal's Industrial Factories huh? I will never buy into this rubbish.

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Posted in: Difficult to end state of emergency as planned: health minister See in context

Although it would be difficult to do and would be a nightmare to be part of it. Japan needs to consider following other countries and do a complete lockdown for 1 month with borders completely shut. 1 month would allow anyone who currently has the virus to recover and stop the spread.

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Posted in: Man arrested for indecent behavior with high school girl See in context

The national age of consent in Japan is 13 but prefectural law over rides it and range from 16-18.

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Posted in: Lockdowns or vaccines? NZ, Australia, Japan try diverging paths See in context

Can't figure out how to unquote! The comment above about NZ not lawfully being able to impose lockdowns was me.

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Posted in: Lockdowns or vaccines? NZ, Australia, Japan try diverging paths See in context

I bit of a pointless article - Japan is lawfully not able to impose lockdowns so it was never an option for them anyway.

New Zealand also can not lawfully impose lockdowns but they did it anyway.

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Posted in: Delta variant confirmed in New Zealand; virus case total increases to 7 See in context

So get this! She has just announced that the Delta variant came from Australia. But recently a UN member from the USA went to Fiji and became "Very Ill" after arriving. Our stupid previous Labour leader and now UN member Helen Clark sent a NZ Air Force plane to pick him up and take to NZ for treatment. Easy to blame another country when covering up your screw ups Cindy.

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Posted in: New Zealand records 1st local coronavirus case in 6 months See in context

She has held Covid at bay but screwed the country in the meantime. As a NZ citizen I can not wait to see the back of her and hope the NZ public call for a snap election. She gave $2.5 million to the countries most notorious gang for so called "rehabilitation" & all its been used for so far is the gangs top leaders garden to be rebuilt. But refused to fund cancer treatment for children. Top lady

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Posted in: Actor Will Smith pays for July 4 fireworks in New Orleans See in context


It's his money and he can do whatever he wants with it.

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Posted in: Do you check work emails on your days off, after you wake up in the morning or at night after you return home? See in context

If you are self employed your would be foolish not to.

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Posted in: Man who coerced 13-year-old girl into signing ‘slave contract’ before sex, arrested See in context

I didn't read all the comments above & maybe someone has already touched on this but the "National" age of consent in Japan has NOT been raised as some people think, it is still at age 13 BUT "Prefecture" laws over ride that and make it 18. I am not sure why the National age is still at that but it should be raised.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

Te reason the media lets us make a comment on articles is partly due to authorities involved reading the comments and getting ideas from them.

"No, the medial lets you make comments on articles because it drives up interaction, and leads to more page hits and therefore higher advertising revenue. Not because of some idealistic reason you've come up with."

Strangerland. Do you have some involvement with the media that makes your statement correct? You actually have no idea right? How about you just stop complaining and let the GOVT do what they need to do.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

Hey how about all the people on here who leave negative comments such as "I'm not holding my breath" instead of just a complaint give a resolve to the issue. Te reason the media lets us make a comment on articles is partly due to authorities involved reading the comments and getting ideas from them. If you don't have an idea on how to help don't comment at all. Yes the roll out of the vaccine is slow but with 80% of the people on here who leave such comments the GOVT is dammed either way as if they rushed to get it out and there was a screw up you would have been moaning about that too.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 684 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,139 See in context

Dear Government,

Please do NOT start Go To Travel Campaign again.

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Posted in: Over 50% of nurses at COVID hospital wards in Japan have considered quitting See in context

My wife works in a major hospital in their nurse education department as a senior tutor and support worker. She has just read this article and said it is far worse than this. All of the above is 100% correct and the reason for it is simply the GOVT in Japan does not care at all about hospital workers and does not offer any after hours support for the stress involved in this situation. My wife spends all her after hours work at home taking private calls from the nurses at her hospital in tears and even some using the word suicide. The salary these nurses make for the jobs they do and the hours involved is appalling & the reason why there is a shortage. My wife has told anyone reading this to take very good care of your health currently as if you fall sick no matter what the reason or condition there is simply not enough staff to take care of you.

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan woman unconvinced by Nagoya immigration account See in context

I know first hand how Japanese Immigration don't give a toss. Before the new facility was built in Nagoya I was held for 2 days at the new Centrair airport after being rejected entry for doing something one of their own staff had told me to do. The new airport has no facilities for this and i was locked in a cleaners cupboard that had been cleared out and a blood stained sofa put in there for me. No windows, no A/C and was not offered any food only a plastic cup for some tap water in there. I asked repeatedly for food and was ignored. It was half way through the second day that Singapore Airlines who I had flown with found out about me and demanded they are allowed to bring me some food. I hope these guys are held accountable for this woman's unnecessary death

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Posted in: 19-year-old drunk driver arrested after passenger dies in crash See in context

Not taking sides at all but perhaps if rear seat passengers in Japan wore seat belts they would not get thrown out of cars.

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Posted in: COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan See in context

Only 1 year to go and he would get a telegram from the Queen.

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Posted in: China cautions Japan ahead of U.S.-Japan summit See in context

"Minister Wang Yi, left, and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi bump elbows as they meet in Tokyo"

This so called new handshake is stupid. It may stop the hands from making contact but elbow to elbow "bumping" puts your faces closer together than a normal handshake putting you in the line of the other persons breath.

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Posted in: Railway company employee arrested for voyeurism at train station See in context

@wayan Ubud..... "uppies seem to be popular over here, I wonder why?"

The fact that you have a nickname for them would concern me more.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Imperial Hotel to be rebuilt See in context

I hope that rebuild includes bringing the 1960's foundations up to the current earthquake regulations.

I have seen a lot of buildings in Japan get a "Rebuild" but in fact is just stripping it down to a skeleton and wrapping it up again in modern materials but in fact the building is still on the very old earthquake standards.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot dead by police officer in Toyama See in context

For those saying "Hit him in the leg first" Shooting a hand gun is a lot different than a rifle and that hitting a smaller target (like a leg) is actually not that easy. So as other people have mentioned you go for the largest part which is the torso.

Keep in mind if he was not heading in the direction of a cop with a knife in his hand he would still be alive.

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Posted in: M6.9 quake hits northeastern Japan See in context

Ok, so 10 years ago in Feb there was a major Earthquake in New Zealand and then 2 weeks later was the big one in Japan. Experts say they were not related.

2 weeks ago there was another 7.3 Earthquake in New Zealand (or off the cost of it) and now the same thing here.

But of course they are not connected in any way.

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Posted in: 70-year-old nurse assaulted, robbed after finishing night shift in Kawasaki See in context

A man who hits a woman is not a man

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Posted in: Woman who fell to death from 9th floor was thrown by husband, police allege See in context

Is it always necessary for media to publish the names of people before they have been found guilty?

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Posted in: New Zealand's largest city Auckland starts 7-day lockdown See in context

Happily I left NZ when the current GOVT went into power. Everybody outside of NZ thinks this woman is great..She is NOT! She has single handedly destroyed NZ's economy and giving hand outs to people the country can not afford. THEN she goes and starts the refuge quota again before housing New Zealands poor.

She has handled Covid badly and thats what you get when you are wearing the "Mother Cap" instead of the "Prime Ministers Cap"

She needs to go!

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Posted in: Hyogo gov't worker leaves water running for a month; forced to pay half ¥6 mil bill See in context

Why would there not be insurance cover for this?

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Posted in: 2 men hit and killed by car in Kumamoto Pref; driver arrested See in context

I'm wondering if they weren't at the crosswalk but near, and this happened at night, what kind of clothing were they wearing. It makes alot of differences if you don't see them until its too late. Many people at night do not wear proper clothing for drivers to see them until the last minute or its too late

You,re right, I often see people walking home at night wearing their black suits on the side of roads that don't have sidewalks.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. broadly agree on Tokyo's costs to host U.S. troops See in context

vanityofvanitiesToday  07:26 am JST

Japan should stop using the word "omoi yari yosan" for the cost sharing budget. The word is insulting to U.S. Forces in Japan.

They could always leave if they are insulted

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Posted in: TV news anchors wearing masks on camera ignites discussion See in context

Why not wear the clear plastic face shields that some people are wearing? That way can still see the faces and for some able to lip read

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Posted in: Man arrested for buying cup meant for ¥100 coffee but pouring ¥200 latte into it See in context

Give me the address of the shop & I'll post them some cash for this hideous crime. I'll cover the losses and give him 12 months supply.

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