TokyoHamApr. 17 09:57 pm JST
No, but seriously. MLB makes the news in Japan only when a Japanese player is involved. How is that not racist? lol
In any case, it makes me wish there were any noteworthy Japanese NBA players, because that's American sports news I would actually be interested in seeing covered here. You know, rather than a game where 90% of the players are doing absolutely nothing, 90% of the time.
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You have obviously never played baseball, or certainly not in a competitive setting. If all you did was stand around doing nothing, then your coaching, if you had any, was horrendous. Your observations, or rather opinion, is way off base (pardon the pun).
As with any success in life, one reacts before things happen. This is better known as anticipation, a key to success in life, sports, business, etc..
In baseball, every good player anticipates what they would do if the ball is hit to them, or wherever it is hit. For example, a line drive to right center field has both the center fielder and the right fielder running after it. The left fielder will come in and back up any throw to second or third base. The infielders will line up in proper positions, such as for cut off throws and backing up a base. Even the pitcher will anticipate where he should be in the event of a throwing error. Even when no one is on base and the catcher throws the ball back to the pitcher after a pitch, the shortstop and/or second baseman will instinctively move toward the area behind the pitcher, even if only a little, in case of an overthrow. In this way, they are well conditioned to back up a return throw to the pitcher when opposing players are on base.
I know this because I have done it, from Junior Development League (age 7) to American Legion Baseball (late teen years). I also coached women softball teams and taught them these playing basics, taking over in mid-season and turning a losing team record into a winning team record. It is all about knowing the basics, and perfecting them.
Here’s a quote from Bruce Lee that can easily be applied to learning and perfecting the basics in baseball:
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
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I don’t smoke any myself, never did, and don’t care to do so. But I have done well investing in pot stocks (Tilray, Aurora Cannabis, Green Thumb Industries etc.). In fact, these last two days cannabis stocks went up well over 15 % in value. So, to all you people that think it is not a bad idea to smoke it, then keep going at it. Every puff you take adds money to my portfolio.
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Peter14Today 02:44 pm JST
Lucky the teller was black. A white teller would be being accused of racial profiling and being racist right now. Maybe it is not about the color but the situation?
You got that right! If she was white, she also would have lost her job immediately.
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I heard about an older fellow, age 65, who is a flasher and said he would retire. But he changed his mind and decided to stick it out another year.
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wtfjapanDec. 1 10:42 am JST
One last thing, Do you also think there is no science behind living a healthy lifestyle?
living a healthy lifesytle isnt the endgame of stopping this pandemic, its kills the elderly the most even if theyre healthy, your immune system just degrades with age.
what I find is the lack of empathy for the elderly by he anti vaxxers, they seem to think theyre freedoms right to choose somehow trumps the elderly's right to live,
Why does it not work the other way around when talking about abortions and the lack of empathy for the unborn when the women’s right to choose trumps the unborn's right to live?
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starpunkToday 01:21 am JST
There's been so many lies and hatred spewed out, and fibs galore about a Latino/a 'invasion' that doesn't exist. There is no invasion, the US borders are secure.
I beg to disagree. The northern border is secure, although some illegally try to cross there, too. But the southern border is a different story. How can you say it is secure when there are well over 10 million people living illegally in the country? Not everyone came legally (land borders, airports, cruise ships etc.) and overstayed their particular visa or time allotted as a visitor. Almost all the illegals arrived at the southern border, or never showed up for their court hearing to determine if they can stay in the country. People don't come illegally on a commercial aircraft. The airline won't let them board the aircraft without proper documents. Some do arrive with criminal records, but are arrested if necessary. Any guess on how many claim asylum at the southern border, get a court date to appear before an immigration judge while living in the US, and don't show up for their court date? I bet it is more than two people. They now live in the shadows, working under the table, many obtaining a fraudulent social security number if needed and not paying taxes, not having car insurance, yet they drive, etc.. Many do it the right way and pay their share of taxes. In case you were not aware, there are many Latinos that have come legally and despise those Latinos that did not. Latinos are wonderful people, but they also need to follow the rules. Not to mention many countries have a quota on how many people can immigrate to the US, based on US quota numbers. Thus, those coming illegally are not playing fair. The southern border is not secure despite the hard work of the border officers. It is just too overwhelming. We are not even talking about the drug trade and cartels getting drugs across the border. Much come commercially, but with tens of thousands of trucks crossing every few days, they cannot all possible be checked. If you want to see an interesting picture, google the Latino that were sewn into the backrest of a car seat. Or those hiding where the front passenger air bag was. Yes, it happened, and continues to do so. The crisis at the southern border is why Biden is now enforcing the "Remain in Mexico" policy that he decried as terrible when Trump did it. The chickens are coming home to roost.
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Desert TortoiseNov. 30 07:16 am JST
...Everyone spoke he old country's language so no need to learn English right away. One grandmother never did. No need. I had cousins who likewise never spoke English. Ask why that makes you so uncomfortable (I know it does). And if are honest about American history you admit immigrants throughout the nation's history have been feared, loathed, disparaged, called names and vilified in the press. And then their grandkids make the same mistakes and vilify and disparage the next wave of immigrants to the US from a different part of the world, forsaking their own immigrant roots.
Uh, you need some clarification to your assumptions (and you must know one of the meanings of the word "assume", just like "snafu" has different descriptions of the words' meaning). Why do you think that older people that never spoke English and lived in the US makes me uncomfortable? If you know what other people are thinking and feeling, then you should have no trouble picking the winning mega-millions lotto numbers. As Mark Twain said: "Get the facts straight, then you can distort them anyway you wish". Certainly if older people don't learn English after coming to the US, that is understandable. My grandparents came to the US with very limited English, and they came legally. Have you ever heard of Ellis Island? They learned more English here, especially watching TV (The Price is Right) and speaking to us grandchildren. My mother still did the property taxes and other paperwork for them as she was born here (high school valeditorian by the way). But half of the time they spoke their native tongue, especially to other friends and relatives their age. I often listened to them and understood much of the language, but responded in English, which did not lead to my learning the language as much as possible. My grandparents were also the recipients of discrimination, but their work ethic convinced many that they were not so bad after all. The vast majority of immigrants face some type of discrimination, but they also meet very nice and accepting people, too. This is not new in anyway. However, if a person comes to the US at a young age and does not learn English, that is a problem. Not only does that limit their opportunities, but it does demonstrate that they don't want to assimilate to a new country. The government cannot construct road signs for the highway in over 200 different languages, all on the same piece of metal. Learning the language of the country in which you live is essential in order to fully experience the country and function in society. You don't need to be fluent, but at least the basics of the language is a necessity for everyday life. This is not rocket science!
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1glennNov. 29 10:26 am JST
And so on, and so on. Shutting down immigration would destroy America.
The overwhelming number of Americans do not talk about shutting down immigration. What people are concerned about is illegal immigration. There is a humongous difference which some people just don’t seem to understand. Why do people get these two things mixed up?
The only person who I ever heard say to shut down immigration entirely was a liberal friend who feared that if more people came to America, especially from places like Haiti and Central America, they would want to live like Americans and produce more waste per person than anywhere in the world, as Americans supposedly do. This was the craziest reason I ever heard for ending immigration, but it is his opinion.
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Hervé L'EisaToday 07:03 am JST
Let's Go Braves!
May the better team win. But since the Astros cheated in the very recent past, then I will go with the braves. Pretty soon the Braves will have to change the name. It is obviously racist to some. Yet, I would think being called “brave” would be a compliment. If they were called “Atlanta Indian Cowards”, then I could see that would be wrong.
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> Pukey2Today 10:43 am JST
If you don't agree with abortion, don't have one. If you are pro-life, then look after an unwanted child financially.
Looking after the child financially is the responsibility of the father (and mother, but mostly the father). Oh, that terrible word "responsibility".
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Bob FosseToday 09:26 am JST
If evangelicals want to live by the bible they shouldn’t pick and choose which parts to follow and which to ignore. Have some integrity.
Leviticus clearly states a very “liberal” stance on immigration, for example.
Does Leviticus clearly define legal vs illegal immigration? There is a world of difference. It is known as obeying the law. Please explain fully.
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YrralOct. 31 09:55 am JST
Covid,should be an excuse, not too frequent prostitutes
I don’t think covid is the main concern if one frequents prostitutes. Even if one has been vaccinated, it still has other drawbacks. Just like the proverbial man who was stabbed and bleeding profusely. Laundering his bloody shirt was the least of his concerns.
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El RataOct. 29 08:52 pm JST
I wish they could keep the borders closed forever, I love traveling without the noise and annoyance of rowdy tourists from other Asian countries.
You obviously are not employed in the tourism industry, or any of its offshoots, not to mention being selfish.
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StrangerlandOct. 30 05:38 am JST
I am really baffled how most of you believe that things will go back to normal.
What's normal? There has never been a time when change did not occur, so there is no "normal" to get back to.
But it's silly to think that we won't go back to a period of normalcy. Medicine is nearly at the point where it can be managed to keep people alive and from getting sick. Once that happens, life will mostly get back to normal levels of change.
Really, medicine is nearly at the point where people won’t die or get sick? In which alternate binary universe do you live? Have there been any successful cases where someone has never died when their time was up or someone who has never been sick, due to medicine?
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theloniusOct. 31 08:16 am JST
One in a trillion? Not from what I've read. Sounds more like an accident waiting to happen.
Is Alec Baldwin too much of an important celebrity to have a final check of the gun himself?
All of Hollywood can be considered too important, they know that. Besides politicians, Hollywood “celebrities” tell the rest of us what to do, but don’t follow it themselves. What has changed?
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By the way, for all the liberal social warriors out there who think they are helping minorities, particularly black people, allow me to refer you to the words of Malcolm X when he said that white liberals are the worst thing to happen to the black population. “The white liberal differs from the white conservative in one way. The liberal is more deceitful and hypocritical than the conservatives. Both want power. But, the white liberal has perfected the art of posing as the negro’s (sic) friend and benefactor.” He accused the liberals of using the black Americans as ‘political pawns’ in their political struggle against the conservatives.
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girl_in_tokyoOct. 29 07:34 am JST
"We don't want our kids to learn about systemic racism! Then we'd have to face up to the fact that we created it and allow it to continue!" Racists will be racist.
That is a racist statement in itself. But it is no surprise.
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Matt HartwellOct. 24 09:19 am JST
And yet for abortion, its 100% death rate for the foetus every single time. Not 1%, not 3%, but 100%.
So my question is - If the left is so very concerned about human life, where are they so supportive of very loose abortion laws? I cant get my head around that moral hypocrisy.
So very true! Unfortunately some people (the left) don't think a human fetus is actually a human. They would rather give more concern to someone like Charles Manson who murdered people, than to a future child that never hurt anyone. Millions of dollars were spent on Manson when the money should have gone to the families of the victims. With the left, the victims of crime have no value. Ronald Reagan said it well when he said: “I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
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Why do I need to have a library card (identification) in order to take a book out of the library, but no ID to elect a leader of a country? If I don't have my library card when I ask to take a book out of the library and my request is denied, can I call that "reading or educational suppression?" What in the history of mankind (womankind, personkind, fluidkind......) is wrong with proving who you are when you vote?
Why do I need to sign the outside of my mail in ballot? Are the officials trying to match my signature with when I registered to vote to make sure it is me? Isn't this a form of voter ID? If there is no voter ID, then I, and anyone pretending to be me, should not need to sign the outside of the ballot envelope, no matter whose envelope someone is mailing.
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Of course Iran can be trusted, who would think otherwise? Just as they request, give them a one week notice before conducting inspections. That gives them enough time to hide what they are doing. Does anyone see anything wrong with this?
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Ah_soToday 04:17 pm JST
White heterosexual male lives matter !
There's nothing quite like this story to bring out right wing bigotry.
White heterosexual males are not the ones who die of hate crimes or structural racism.
Since white heterosexual male lives don't matter to you, can you please explain why?
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> TARA TAN KITAOKAOct. 21 07:01 pm JST
All lives matters.
I agree, but if you said that at a BLM protest, you would be attacked by the “tolerant” ones.
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YrralOct. 18 07:45 am JST
I hope she contacted immigration, US immigration official are very intrusive,and what status do she have to migrate to the US, you cannot decide on your own to move to the US without first visiting a Consular official
Tell me again the trouble with intrusive immigration officials? That is their job. If one is allowed to enter the country as per immigration regulations, there will be no problem. If the questions are not asked by immigration, then the questions will never be asked once the people are in the country. Over 12 million illegals immigrants can tell you this, if you can find them.
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If smart phones are so smart, why can’t it simply pee for us?
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I am so relieved to learn of other people's peculiar proclivities. Keep it flowing.
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If you want to laugh you backside off, then watch Dave Chappelle's skit concerning Jussie Smollett. You may remember, when Smollett claimed he was attacked by right wing people but in fact it was a set up with his two black friends. It was a giant hoax that the people on the left fell for beyond compare. The audience, mostly black, were laughing so loud that I had to turn the volume down on the computer.
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It is clear to see, as this article itself mentions, that these conclusions are all based on s..t. Sometimes it is just the same old ....
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> shogun36Today 09:05 am JST
Anywhere in Shikoku isn't anywhere near the top of that list, that's for sure.
You obviously have not been to Kochi or Tokushima, such as the Iya Valley, Iya Kazurabashi bridge etc..
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Arrrgh-TypeOct. 13 09:16 pm JST
Forklifts are no joke, folks. They may look small, but they weigh more than many passenger cars due to the need for ballast to balance when lifting loads. And the forks themselves are incredibly strong in their own right- they could wreck just about anything, human bodies included.
Ask anyone who's worked in a warehouse environment. Being around a drunk forklift driver is not a place you wanna be.
Agreed, as I have seen injuries in a warehouse due to the carelessness of others. I have also seen forklift operators purposely drop loads so that the time to clean up the mess would extend into overtime, which was quite lucrative for them.
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