"general honorable discharge"
There is an Honorable discharge. And then there is a General discharge. Which is it?
I wouldn't worry about losing too many people, they talk a big game until that paycheck looks like it's going to disappear.
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"According to police, the suspect, who cannot be named because she is a minor, works at a restaurant and lives in Maebashi,"
We can't name her, despite killing a baby, she's a minor!
"The suspect and her boyfriend, Omito Seki, who works at a bar, were arrested on April 2 on suspicion of abandoning the baby’s body in a plastic bag."
Had no problem spilling the b/f's name...
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Trusting but verifying, you got any literature we can read?
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
"The boys told police they did it because they thought it would be fun."
That's fine. Teach them how to clean glue from things and have them clean up their mess. And while they're at it, they can work to pay back the costs of all that stolen glue.
A little bit of community service sounds exactly like what these kids need.
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It'd be mighty regrettable for the businesses when they end up in court on fraud charges.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
"It seems the majority of Russian people prefer to be governed by an authoritarian regime."
I'm sure if they're vocal enough about not preferring it, Putin's boys will be most helpful in finding them a window they can fall out of.
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"Einstein said something alomg the lines of it being jnsanity to do something the same way and expect different results."
If everyone was doing what they're supposed to be doing (hand washing, distancing, proper masks), I would say this has some merit. But we have a great many people who are convinced this is a hoax/conspiracy/isn't as bad as the media claims. Then add in all the people who think wearing a mask infringes on their freedom or makes them a sheep...
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Wasn't it internationally confirmed that Iran was actually behaving itself and Trump pulled out of the agreement anyway? Yet another Orange Mess left for Team Biden to clean up...
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How about putting the kibosh to the program and sending the citizens of Japan more stimulus?
5 ( +5 / -0 )
"White House: North Korea fired short-range missiles last weekend"
North Korea doing North Korea things. yawn
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If you can actually pull that off...nice.
Mine is Hirosaki Castle, Get up at the crack of dawn take a stroll down on down there, you're pretty much by yourself.
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"Is there no rule?"
You correctly identify your target, aim for center mass and make damn sure you know what's behind your target.
19 ( +25 / -6 )
Never understood this one. If I'm the one making the money, I'll be deciding what goes where, and when. I would never be relegated to a stipend.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
How to cause an political uproar in Japan 101 (taking a page out of your book, @Aly Rustom):
"**However, conservatives in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are reluctant to make significant changes to the imperial succession, with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga saying in January, "Under current circumstances, male-only succession should be given priority.**"
It only takes one person, just stand up after he uttered this and ask the forbidden, golden question: "Why?"
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The upper crust wining and dining each other? I'll bet money this doesn't even scratch the surface.
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In Japan's defense (no pun intended):
They haven't been aggressively spinning up their JMSDF or Coast Guard. Some other large, increasingly belligerent country has been, though.
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"And Russia showed great restraint with no military bases in Western Europe or Japan."
Western Europe: Post war? Europe and Russia were probably too spent from the fighting and focused on rebuilding instead of establishing bases. As for modern times, Crimea notwithstanding, it's called NATO.
Japan: Russia's refusal to return the Kurils? I'm sure Japan would love to talk about that...
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"The idea that people need to move on is incredibly cold and callous."
"Didn't you get like 300 million yen?" the man asked. - An attempt to boil all of this down to a cash grab. Disgusting.
""Actually no, we didn't," Sato answered calmly, before the man cut her off." - Doesn't even want to hear her side of it.
""We all suffered and it's time to move on," he mumbled before walking away." - That's right, jiji. No further questions, no more analysis. Just shut it all further conversation and walk away.
One does not lose a small child and simply "deal with it".
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"Cost more than ¥1 million to knock it down and then we would have to pay local taxes on the land. While the house remains empty we pay no taxes. We would willingly give it away to someone to build a new house."
I think the J-gov't could really step in and help out with this. Create a program where people in these situations can turn to the government, give up their unwanted property and be duly compensated and relieved of any tax burden. The stress is off the shoulders owners and the government gets to reclaim land to use/sell as they see fit.
There are eyesores all over the Tohoku region that could benefit from this.
(This is all off the cuff, I'm not a public administrator)
0 ( +0 / -0 )
"The U.S. has thrown out tens of thousands of viles with another shot in them because the FDA does not allow using the last shot due to possible corruption of the remaining vaccine."
Got a source you can cite?
1 ( +1 / -0 )
I get what you're saying. But from what I've heard and read, it's not going to be an easy 17 years.
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"The pampered bigot got the best treatment available, something millions of ordinary Brazilians don't have access to."
Sounds just like someone else I know of a little further north...
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"her son said in a statement released through the local police."
It's sad that this is how it ended for his mother, but at least there is closure.
10 ( +12 / -2 )
"In any normal country the Mob is hunted and outlawed, only here in Japan Yakuza roams freely , makes public announcements and runs business as usual."
"aggressive guy (another stall owner) used to push his way to the front, help himself to goods and snarl at the owner. I was told, it was ok, let him take what he wanted. We were all at a loss what to do, to think this still continues is unacceptable"
Simply put, in the end you get what you tolerate.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
I swear, between this article and the one from a few days ago on JT it seems like the media in Japan wants, needs, something to be wrong with this vaccine.
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Yes and no, actually.
If you're going to socially distance and enjoy a stroll around, appreciating nature's work? Have fun.
Putting down the tarps/blankets next to complete strangers and getting trashed at a hanami location? Discouraged.
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1700 calls / 8 days / 24 hours = that's a call roughly every nine minutes.
10 ( +10 / -0 )
Married With Children
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