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Posted in: Nursing home worker arrested over death of 81-year-old resident claims he ‘got fed up’ See in context

Working with dementia patients needs special training.

Combine no training and minimum wage,

and then air out the results.

There is training involved in many jobs, why not this one?

Or is it easier to say, what an evil person, he got punched once too often

while trying to do his job, and reacted.

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Posted in: Japan's automakers unveil EVs galore at Tokyo show to catch up with Tesla, other rivals See in context

EV’s creation and promotion will create 2 classes,

those whom can afford them, and everyone else.

This “green energy” ploy is not for a better environment,

it’s for control of the general public.

In this globalist set up, many are phased out of buying homes, and/ or buying cars.

It’s called “serfdom”.

This green energy tyranny needs the plug pulled.

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Posted in: Japan to extend gasoline, energy subsidies through April See in context

I look forward to this whole green energy scam to be in the rear-view mirror, and waving buh-bye to the “dumb ages”.

Honestly, the contortions people go through, just so not to have to admit utter failure.

No to EV, no to China’s half-assed notion to control the world, and no to “sustainability”.

Subsidies for gas; short term, local travel, but surcharges on JAL flights international...

”Thou wilt stay put!”

Bring on the dancing horses.

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

This reminds me of how people some more polite old people on crowded trains ease next to you by sitting on the edge of the seat, and gradually push their way back into a crowded seat,

so as to not offend the person next to them.

This fare increase Japan Inc is going about in the same way.

Start out slow, only in some areas, under the guise of "tourism", and then before you know it,

the rates everywhere are raised, and the outrage is minimalized, or so they think.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Japanese snacks or sweets? See in context

Calbee Ume flavored potato chips, custard filled Taiyaki,

and nutty Manju...

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Posted in: Suzanne Somers, of ‘Three’s Company,’ dies at 76 See in context

Rest in Peace.

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Posted in: Japan household spending falls 2.5% in August on rising prices See in context

What close tabs the govt has on the citizenry's spending habits.

Like lab rats, being studied; how do they react with less money to play with...

It's diabolical.

Not only is personal wealth lessening, but also personal privacy.

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Posted in: Mount Fuji gets season's 1st snowcap, 5 days later than last year See in context

I used to view Fuji-san from my balcony.

I remember last year’s first dustings...

I will cherish my memories of Fuji-san’s daily colors...

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Posted in: AI Vincent Van Gogh says you're wrong about his ear See in context

In other stories, it is said that Van Gogh did not shoot himself, but was instead shot by a gang of passing youths, who were trying to rob him, but shot him instead.

Vincent refused to identify or acknowledge this, and so this “suicide” rumor persists...

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Posted in: Governments around the world are pressing Big Tech to deal with people or groups who use their platforms to meddle in elections or spread lies, paranoia, bigotry and hate speech. Do you think it is possible for them to “tame the monsters they have created?” See in context

Governments around the world are pressing Big Tech to deal with people or groups who use their platforms to meddle in elections or spread lies, paranoia, bigotry and hate speech.

That's called fascism.

Do you think it is possible for them to “tame the monsters they have created?”

Governments created Big Tech?

Interesting admission...

Govt. surveillance dressed up as social media.

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Posted in: Japanese police to stamp out online criminal activity with help of AI See in context

AI to virtue signal competence in police work, with online surveillance to law abiding people, while crime networks shed their old skin...

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Posted in: Kishida unveils gist of new economic package as support for his government dwindles See in context

Kishida also came under fire over his remarks about the appointment of the five women to the cabinet. He said he expected them to “fully demonstrate their sensitivity and empathy that are unique to women.”

The mind reels...

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Posted in: 15-year-old Kusaki wins women's park skateboarding gold See in context

Fantastic photograph.

Congrats to Hinano Kusaki!

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Posted in: Japan to delay bill blocking sex offenders from working with children See in context

Kato said she intends to "make progress while carefully listening to a variety of views" when asked about the prospects for the legislation at her first press conference after she assumed the post last week.

I wonder if this Kato person has children of her own.

These precious politicians get a gig and think an issue has just appeared because they are only now appointed to it. Then, try to re-invent the wheel.


The time for “considering” is putting another child in harm’s way.

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Posted in: YouTube cuts off Russell Brand's ad revenues after sexual assault allegations See in context

The funny thing is we are both actually defending Brand. Me because I believe he is innocent until proven guilty, you because…well, I’m not sure why. But, we are both defending him

I don't know if Brand is guilty or not.

In addition, from what I've read, the charges seem manufactured

to insert doubt into Brand's brand; to make him less credible.

I'm defending his right to free speech, and that he's innocent till proven guilty.

I'm also seeing behavior patterns, and connecting dots.

People speak out all the time.

But go up against certain people, and there are repercussions.

I hope RB's voice is not canceled.

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Posted in: YouTube cuts off Russell Brand's ad revenues after sexual assault allegations See in context

Free speech is an expensive commodity.

In America, the Constitution protects it, and also that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

But the social media court of popular opinion now seems to be dictating the “law”, attaching limits to protected free speech through censorship, and canceling livelihoods without proof or conviction, of smear campaign accusations...

Russell Brand is you or I,

being ‘dealt’ with.

I stand with Russell Brand.

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Posted in: How has travel on international flights changed the most in the past 20 years? See in context

The seats have gotten smaller and closer together...

More choices of tv entertainment means the lights NEVER go off.

The amount of aggravation and turmoil a person must endure under the guise of "security" has multiplied in the last 20 years, on international flights.

It is no longer a pleasant experience to fly, but a dreaded one.

Toronto airport is the worst. Strip off everything to prove you're not carrying a dangerous piece of metal.

Make you wait after a 12 hour flight carrying heavy bags because they wouldn't allow them on cargo, even for a fee) nothing uses cash, the guy waiting to inspect your passport is belligerent, but you're too tired to take the bait, while your connecting flight time is dangerously close.

You can't even procure a bottle of water in a machine without a card...

The people there are arrogant, abrasive and indifferent to travelers' issues.

1990's (before 9/11) was a better time to travel. Far less tense.

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Posted in: Parents in Japan struggle to care for hospitalized kids See in context

I remember something similar happening in Japan when my son was 4, with pneumonia.

The local hospital had no space; cot, bed or otherwise for me to stay next to him,

and I would not leave him alone there, so we made a compromise:

I would bring my son in for 4 consecutive days as outpatient for medication in IV's,

and took him home to recuperate.

I believe his recuperation was better being at home.

I remembered my own time as a 4 year old in hospital for an eye operation,

and feeling alone, without parents nearby, with bandaged eyes in darkness.

Hospitals in Japan do not like parents staying, they see them as under foot,

but recovery is more than just the physical body.

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Posted in: Johnny's decades-long abuse coverup relied on cozy ties with media See in context

Today’s mainstream media are no longer about reporting facts and sharing gathered information. They are about keeping their narrative protected.

It’s much easier to control an uninformed and compliant public.

But censorship is no longer effective, as critical thinkers will always research, and do the job journalists used to do...

It’s too bad those ambitious young singers had to bear this abuse without anywhere to turn.

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Posted in: Kishida to visit New York next week for U.N. General Assembly See in context

Kishida seeks to "emphasize the significance of efforts to strengthen the function of the United Nations, including reforms" of the body at the General Assembly, Matsuno added.

Yeah. Ask them for favors, Kishida. Next up, what sovereignty?

Citizens and residents are invited to chime in on his behavior, as the taxpaying ATM's.

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Posted in: Rolling Stones launch new album 'Hackney Diamonds' See in context

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills has been decimated by crime. No penalty for robbery of diamonds and such.

They don’t get “Angry” they get gone!

Looking forward to hearing their new stuff, always!

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Posted in: Life is getting harder for young people — they are too busy taking care of themselves. Bearing and raising a child is becoming almost like a luxury. See in context

Life is getting harder for young people — they are too busy taking care of themselves. Bearing and raising a child is becoming almost like a luxury.

Raising a human being is a responsibility, one of life's most challenging and rewarding jobs.

"Luxury" is not a word I would use to describe it.

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Posted in: Babysitter sent to prosecutors for abusing 1-year-old boy See in context

A spokesperson from the Poppins Family Care agency issued an apology and pledged to train its babysitters better so as to avoid such incidents in the future.

Somehow “training” seems a moot point if you hire people with no compassion, empathy, or patience for infants/toddlers/children.

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Posted in: Japan's core consumer prices rise 3.1% in July from year earlier See in context

"With inflation entrenched and real wages falling, there is concern about the negative impact on private consumption," said Shinichiro Kobayashi, a senior economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting.

Concern in what form, action, or just higher pay grades stating the obvious?

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Posted in: Woman charged with murder of infant she left in vacant lot in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

At 36, she had a chance at knowing the joy of being a mother.

Instead, she destroyed her son's newborn innocent life,

and left him in an empty lot like trash.

I find her actions repulsive.

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Posted in: Blinken to meet Japan, S Korea foreign ministers virtually See in context

There's a photo that needs a caption.

I'll start.

"What, me worry?"

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Posted in: Biden to host Japan, South Korea leaders for Aug 18 summit at Camp David See in context

Biden to host Japan, South Korea leaders for Aug 18 summit at Camp David

Biden couldn't host a rash.

And this is Kishida wearing his best uncomfortable a f expression,

but at the same time glad to book a date 'the hell outta Dodge.

And the Korean dude's arms appear to be unnaturally paper thin.

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Posted in: Elderly couple found dead in Tokyo home; heatstroke suspected See in context

There ought to be a subsidy for energy bills for lower income people.

As Yubaru stated, energy costs put some people in the position of choosing food, or energy, but not both.

They went together, at home, but it’s despicable that they had to die of the heat!


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Posted in: 1.04 million spectators watch Tokyo fireworks festival after COVID hiatus See in context

It’s a great photo of a long waited for event!

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