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Posted in: 'Blood on your hands' if world steps back on tackling COVID now: WHO official See in context

These people have ZERO credibility to discuss anything, anytime, anywhere.

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Posted in: New hires at Lawson convenience stores to work remotely via avatars See in context

This isn’t cute, stylish or convenient, it’s dehumanizing, in every sense.

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Posted in: Petrol stations' days may be numbered See in context

Another globalist propaganda piece.

Filling stations and gasoline are so “outdated”.

Freezing to death in Winter is so 19th century...

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

Not much character in people who wait till someone is dead, to criticize.

You'd think they'd keep it zipped till after the funeral.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man arrested for threatening to kill ‘noisy’ tenant living above him See in context

Loud, thumping footsteps, so fierce that they cause bottles to clink and rattle on the bureau in the apt below, continual rumbling of opening and closing Japanese-style closet and room doors on those small pulley wheels, that sound like an earthquake approaching... Continual opening and closing of noisy sliding glass doors, and morning and evening rolling up and down of storm like shutters, and screens slammed shut, can jolt a person out of sleep.

Landlords blame you for complaining, and say it is to be expected, living in a “mansion” building...

No, it’s called carpeting, and consideration for others.

I have since moved to a top floor apt., with doors with hinges, and will never endure that horror, again.

I 100% understand this man’s frustration, and how oblivious people can drive you to that point.

Police can be called, but if the offending person doesn’t answer the door, they won’t pursue it further...

Rental agencies won’t talk between other agencies, to air grievances, and many agencies are used for one apt bldg.

It’s a system sorely needing reform, in no mistake.

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Posted in: When you hear the expression “there never will be another like him/her,” which movie star, musician or sports star comes to mind for you? See in context

Noël Coward.

George Carlin.

Maria Callas.

John Coltrane.

Bill Evans.

Beatrix Potter.

Vincent van Gogh.

Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Coco Chanel.

Tom Waits.

In truth I believe every one of us has a quality that makes us unique.

But there are some who inspire me greatly...

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Posted in: Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies at 88 See in context

She played Nurse Ratched to perfection.

Fletcher’s career was also hampered by her height. At 5-feet-10, she would often be dismissed from an audition immediately because she was taller than her leading man.

R.I.P. Tall lady...

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Posted in: Stressed out, burned out and dropping out: Why U.S. teachers are leaving the classroom See in context

Many are refusing to comply with government vaccine mandates.

Although the 'pandemic is over', the mandates in some districts, persist.

Also, the curriculum being presented by teachers' unions, is not agreed upon by many teachers.

Critical race theory, along with perverse sexual material, unsuitable for elementary to middle schoolers, is also part of curriculum.

Many teachers do not want to participate in this, as it is inappropriate, and has little to do with the subjects they have spent years in preparation to teach.

Many are overburdened with the influx of illegals into the country, due to the open borders.

This is creating unnecessary stress, to an already difficult job.

After 2 plus years of staying home and teaching only remotely,

being able to teach in a classroom under normal conditions, would be welcomed...

But conditions are not normal, in this current climate.

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Posted in: U.S. vice president to discuss Taiwan during trip to Japan, S Korea See in context

An ambitious agenda for Ms. Harris in Asia.

It will be interesting to see how her word salads translate.

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Posted in: Friend of mother who starved son to death sentenced to 15 years See in context

I can see a person being manipulated, and giving over money, that's common enough-

But not to the degree that you would be unaware that you were harming/starving your own child.

That is truth staring right at you.

The judge is inept.

The psychopath is guilty, but so is the mother.

Also, that poor little boy had no pre-school teachers, no govt. agency intervention, no health checks, no neighbors, friends or relatives, and no father, to check in on him?

R.I.P. Little soul.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

Japan, always playing the “precious” card...

Even if the dollar is strong to the yen, no one wants to participate further in this “mask” madness, or is blind to its implications:

Bring your dollars and wear a mask.

As others have said, if you can’t open without these restrictions, don’t bother.

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Posted in: World going in 'wrong direction' as climate impacts worsen: U.N. See in context

"Yet each year we double-down on this fossil fuel addiction, even as the symptoms get rapidly worse," he said in a video message.

Oh, the gaslighting never ends...

Using natural resources is now an "addiction".

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Posted in: Did anything you learned at school prove useful for you in the adult world? See in context

Yes, everything.

Except Algebra.

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Posted in: Nurse arrested for vandalism after scribbling kanji for ‘death’ 47 times on car See in context

Not in any way the car owners’ fault, but it seems obvious this nurse is suffering from burnout.

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Posted in: With the passing of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, do you think there is a role for monarchies in any country in this day and age? See in context

Where else can "inheritance tax" be overlooked?

The Royals need every bit of their wealth, more than any of us do.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/queen-elizabeth-ii-s-wealth-and-will-to-stay-secret-after-her-death-122091001066_1.html

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Posted in: Is a universal basic income feasible or desirable? See in context

These are ongoing manipulations using "climate change" "covid 19" "war with Russia" fill in the blank, to justify high taxes, inflation, high housing & energy costs designed to ruin stable economies in stable nations and ruin the people in these nations.

Remember, these issues were created by this same group of people, who now suggest this universal wage.

A way to dispose of countries and governments, personal wealth or property.

Social credit, you "misbehave" by stepping outside of their rules, and you are cut off.

Surveillance, lack of privacy, lack of freedom.

This isn't from a Ninja Turtles cartoon, but it sure seems like it.

Wake up.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being left in bus for 5 hours See in context

There must be at the very least, a headcount.

How much energy does it take to give the bus a “once over” before shutting the doors to park.

It’s not the fault of age, it’s negligence, full stop.

3 years old, left that long, and no one was aware.

This ought to be a rude awakening to parents who park their babies in daycare-

It’s a job, to them, not all care as much as you do.

Sue them out of “business”.

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Posted in: Environment chat See in context

Nice to see no masks in sight!

A strange phenomena.

In the west, masks for photos, that are removed to go into the street.

In Japan, no masks for photos, but they’re put on, to go into the streets...

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Posted in: For Cate Blanchett, Todd Fields’ ‘TÁR’ was 'undeniable' See in context

Blanchett has played LGBTQ characters before

Why does playing a role, which also happens to be that of a lesbian, need to be lumped into a group, as if they were all the same, like an ideology?

Is that like a teamsters union for gay people?

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Posted in: What are some of the strangest pizzas you have seen in Japan? See in context

Many abominations, to be sure, but the worst?

"Ramen pizzas" left on train platforms.

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Posted in: Unvaccinated NBA players, staff must test weekly for COVID See in context

This policy is just to be spiteful. That or someone in the NBA head office has Moderna and Pfizer stock.

Oh it's so much worse than that.

Wait till they start dropping on the courts of "Sudden Adult Death" syndrome;

the PC language used for death (or disablement) from jab induced stroke, myocarditis, and/or heart attack.

A strange kind of sport, where someone else can decide for you that training and leading a healthy lifestyle are inadequate; you must gamble with your life, to play...

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Posted in: What are some fondly remembered TV shows from your youth? See in context

Lost In Space, Laugh In, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Benny Hill,

Good Times, All In The Family, LHOTP, Colombo, and all the Peanuts Holiday Cartoons...

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Posted in: Abe's state funeral to cost ¥250 million See in context

The controversial state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next month is going to cost the Japanese government around 250 million yen, government sources said Thursday.

The government has no money without people’s taxes, so why not say this event will cost the people of Japan approx. 250 million yen.

A phone poll is the amount of participation of opinion the people who are supposed to pay for this, are given.

And even then, the majority said no.

The globalists throughout all the world’s governments are all acting with the same arrogance and impunity, like dictators.

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Posted in: Police seek indictment of man who tweeted Kishida assassination threat See in context

This is what desperation looks like, when people see their leadership as indifferent.

When your vote means nothing, your increasing taxes spent without your consent as to where it’s going, and you see it’s not going back to you or your countrymen, quality of life does not improve, wages are never raised, but cost of living becoming unmanageable...

A person feels invisible, and no longer feels there is anything to lose.

The person who shot Mr Abe was another voice, unheard.

Violence and threats are not the answer, but when they seem to be the only way to communicate, is there any wonder why they happen?

People are not serfs/ATM’s, they’re your constituents.

Listen, and look for ways to improve quality of life for citizens/residents, first.

If you want a state funeral, get a sponsor, do not expect the public to absorb the costs for it all, like the Olympics, the sequel.

Enough is enough.

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Posted in: J Lo and Ben Affleck hold lavish estate wedding See in context

It must be an extremely slow news day...

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite foods or drinks for coping with Japan's summer heat? See in context

Daytime: lychee & salt drink.

Night: fresh lime, in a frozen gin and tonic.

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Posted in: Injured motorcyclist returned to accident scene after hospital refuses to take him due to positive COVID test See in context

This should clear up to many that "medicine" is a business.

The medical emblem of a serpent on a rod is in the shape of a dollar sign.

If your emergency stands to enrich the hospital, you are admitted,

otherwise, you have what you see here, not necessarily ineptness,

but indifference.

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