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It's certainly true that it's mainly in the States.
There are several factors, I think.
One is that it's still very easy to get hold of firearms in the States compared to most other countries.
Another is the prevalence of violence in the media. There always seem to be a large number of killings in US movies.
And yet another is the ubiquitousness of psychs. TV stations have their psych advisors, schools have them in abundance, businesses, etc., etc., the US is riddled with them. People imagine that the psychiatrists and psychologists know all about the mind, but in reality, they are almost useless.
Psych is a pseudoscience. It catalogues. It presents lists of impressive sounding disorders, but is powerless to do anything to help. Well, that's not entirely true. There are some successes. But the real successes are rare and if it were a science it would be happening one on one.
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And so many of the people who did the shooting were on psychiatric drugs at the time, undergoing some kind of mental “treatment” at the time or had a history of psychiatric "treatment."
Wasn't very effective, was it?
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As you say, "He is disconnected from reality."
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If land taken by the U.S. military is returned to the prefecture for other use, it would produce three times more income for Okinawa than the island now makes from bases, Tamaki said recently.
He's right. The US military far from contributing to the economy, which it was in 1950, is holding it down. Kadena is a total waste of space. They could accomplish the same thing in one tenth of the space they occupy. Okinawa is not a dumping ground.
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I cannot see what anyone has to disagree with in the article here. It is refreshingly telling the story as it is.
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I was at a bar in Sapporo many years ago and the miso soup was so delicious that I asked Mama what the secret was. "Ago dashi," she explained. I knew what dashi was, a broth or powder used in flavouring, but I didn't know what ago was.
When I looked it up on the internet, I found a page about ago dashi, but couldn't read it easily because it was in Japanese. So, I clicked on Google translate. Ago, by the way, is a flying fish. But when I saw the Google translation for ago dashi, it was "The jaw, it comes out!"
I have the same question as the headline, "Will it get the nuance?"
Probably not, because it's too far onto the machine side, a much better application, way over on the human side, is deepl. You input natural English and you get natural Japanese and vice versa.
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And Yubaru, just for your information, we are quarantined and not going anywhere until we are OK to move. My intention was just to give people a little hope. With the shots and the medication available, for many people covid is not much more than a heavy cold.
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I'm not trying to make nothing of covid, I just note that with all the thousands of cases reported in Tokyo, only eight are seriously ill:
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And two of those in Okinawa are me and the missus. Doesn't seem like a big deal though, fever normal and almost zero symptoms after three days.
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I sympathise. I've heard many similar stories.
My nephew was diagnosed with ADHD. His mum took him off ALL sugar and his behaviour changed 180 degrees overnight.
Drugs are NOT the solution and psych is completely clueless.
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Hype! A good teacher with patience can handle learning disabilities with NO drugs.
Of course it doesn't make money for the pharmaceutical industry though.
Keep psych OUT of education, please.
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Posted in: Ideally, Germany and Japan would take leading roles in the defense of democracies in Europe and Asia. There are reasons why this may not happen soon. Some Asians might still hesitate to trust the Japanese. Europeans are less wary of a Germany that has publicly atoned for its murderous past. See in context
Japan simply hasn't moved on. Most of the populace is walking around in some kind of haze of unreality, looking through rose coloured glasses. The official date is still Reiwa, Heisei, Showa, the years after the coronation of the current emperor.
Scratch the surface and the old imperial Japan is still there.
That's why Japan isn't trusted.
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Someone mentioned Operation "Tomodachi"
Some "friends" these turned out to be:
It was just another PR caper.
I note that the article itself has mysteriously been removed, but the headline remains,
"79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi"
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The huge presence of US military more or less guarantees that Okinawa will once more be a theatre of war. In an act of aggression, this is going to be the first place to hit.
But if Japanese politicians would get off their rear ends and use diplomacy, really communicate with the neighbours, this wouldn't happen.
And if the US military absolutely HAS to be here, they should be paying rent - at the same rates that we would have to pay if we rented it. Kadena alone would be a major boost to the Japanese economy.
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Okinawa is home to the bulk of U.S. military installations in Japan. Many local residents are frustrated with noise, crimes and accidents linked to the facilities.
Yes! And the government in Tokyo yawns and sips another mizuwari. Meanwhile the communist party gets more and more popular here.
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They should dismiss the whole Yoshinoya chain. It's disgusting. It's not often that I take one bite and cannot finish the plate. Yoshinoya is marginally worse than MacDonalds.
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They say that when you find one gokiburi, there are another 30 waiting to be caught. It's the same with the LDP. Isn't there anyone who can stand up to this continual corruption?
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I was coming home late the other day and hadn't had a chance to eat all day. It was a choice of a conbini or Mac. It's years since I'd eaten at a Mac, so I went in and ordered.
It was horrible. I don't know how people can eat this garbage out of choice. The meat tasted of meat in the same way that cherry cola tastes of cherries. The bun was soggy and the French fries were tasteless. No, that's not true. They were very salty.
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I love Japan, but cannot understand why the voting populus stands for being ripped off like this!
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I've been stopped and questioned once in 50 years. And that was only because the guy in the police box wanted to practice his English!
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His death will save lives.
With that hanging over their heads, would be smugglers are going to think twice about strapping drugs to their legs.
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Does anybody really drink that?
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One law for the rich (or LDP connected) and another for the rest of us!
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That must be a blow to the ultra right Japanese police force!
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They first need to define it for themselves.
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Ospreys fly over Okinawan cities daily. It's only a matter of time!
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Early days yet. No point rushing things. Reports to be written. Meetings to be held. More reports, more meetings.
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As Eastman says, you do NOT change lanes in a tunnel. This is very clearly explained in the course for a Japanese driving license. And you DO use seat belts!
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