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Posted in: Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter' See in context

I support equal rights for people of all races, genders or sexuality but the vocal, extreme minority of LGBTQA+ community are demanding more than equal representation, more than equal rights and expect to be hoisted on to a pedestal that places them above all forms of criticism and public discourse.

The movement more resembles the unrealistic demands of a spoilt, narcissistic and emotionally immature child than it does a civil rights movement. This makes people less willing to support their cause or engage with them. It's own behaviour is toxic, self destructive and undermines the movements own goals.

A movement that supposedly is all about tolerance and acceptance is in fact completely intolerant and un-accepting of criticism or views that oppose its own.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

Sad that these people are so deluded and self righteous that you can't even offer them help. Must be frustrating for the judges to watch their courts be turned into circuses and have their advice and warnings spat right back at them.

Unfortunately these people are going to learn the hard way that believing you're righteous doesn't place you above the law.

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Posted in: William Shatner, 3 others blast into space See in context

Batman has the Batmobile. Shatner has that interestingly shaped rocket.

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Posted in: Kishida to seek economic growth before redistributing wealth See in context

"Unless there is growth there is nothing to distribute."

What about all that money stored up in tax havens by the 1,000+ Japanese companies named in the Pandora papers just a week ago?

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Posted in: Japan skipper Yoshida accuses Saudi fans of 'discriminatory gestures' See in context

Racism should not be tolerated in any sport.

Nikkan Sports reported that the nationality of midfielder Gaku Shibasaki, whose errant back pass let in Saudi Arabia for the winning goal, was briefly changed from Japanese to Saudi on his Wikipedia page.

That's pretty funny though.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' to fix Japan See in context

Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' 

Can't think of a better place to start than properly investigating the suicide of Toshio Akagi. No better way to demonstrate empathy for a widow whose husband killed himself because of corrupt Jimin-to practices.

No better way to build trust than to properly address corruption within their own government and properly seek out out and punish those responsible for the death of another human being.

Oh wait, he 'Didn't get the letter yet.'

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/corrected-bureaucrat's-widow-asks-pm-to-look-into-scandal-that-led-to-suicide

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

"The coronavirus has been resolved in some way or other, and the international community's evaluation (of Japan) is extremely high. In that sense, it's certain that he (Suga) fulfilled his role,"

Taro Aso, Sept 7th 2021

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Posted in: Visually impaired Paralympian hit by self-driving bus See in context

Despite the misleading headline this only helps the argument for replacing human drivers with machines. The machine did its job. The 2 men on board the vehicle and the crossing guard did not.

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Posted in: Ex-Sex Pistols win court battle to use songs in Disney series See in context

John burnt most of his punk credibility when started doing butter commercials in the U.K. Bit late to be getting back on the high horse now.

A Danny Boyle directed Sex Pistols doc sounds good. Just a shame that the all consuming cultural monopoly that is Disney is behind it.

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Posted in: Olympic air rifles turning heads with futuristic looks See in context

That's a hell of a lot of tech and augmentation to shoot a target that's just 10 meters away.

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Posted in: Japanese horror manga win U.S. awards touted as Oscars of comic industry See in context

"The government will firmly support the overseas expansion of (Japanese) contents," Kato, the top government spokesman, said.

Spoken like a true beaurocratic robot. How about something along the lines "It's great to see our artists receiving such attention and admiration from people around the world and we hope to further support such talented people in discovering new global audiences.

"Overseas expansion of Japanese contents" sounds soulless and militaristic.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics: Pandemic, heat ... and now a typhoon's en route See in context

The last Tokyo olympics in 1964 were held in the middle of October for these exact reasons. Why wasn't the same done this time?

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Posted in: Mito gov’t official arrested for video voyeurism of 13-year-old boy taking bath See in context

Sounds less like a "nuisance" and more like pedophilia to me.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel criticized for 'Japanese only' notice for elevator use See in context

The signs should have said 'international guests' and 'domestic guests'. But no doubt any Japan resident who is not ethnically would encounter resistance from the staff.

I encounter the same thing every time I come back into the country and go through passport check. Being forced by insistent airport staff to line up with the gaijins despite explaining to them in Japanese that I have permanent residence.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

An olympics held under a state of emergency and with no fans. As long as Dentsu have the exclusive Asian broadcasting rights the show must go on. The lives and welfare of Japanese citizens are less important than Dentsu's bottom line.

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Posted in: Q&A: Kings of Convenience on new album and key to longevity See in context

These guys are like the musical equivalent of fresh, soft, white sheets. Nice to see them back.

I hope we'll get more Whitest Boy Alive at some point. That first album is still my favourite Erlend Øye related project.

By the way the titles of their third album is 'Declaration of Dependance' not independence. ;)

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Posted in: Suga says Japan will offer 3 mil vaccine doses to Pacific nations See in context

In other news "Osaka may halt first round of COVID-19 vaccinations due to supply shortage".

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Posted in: Israeli PM: World powers must wake up on Iran nuclear deal See in context

Israel was the first country to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East and is responsible for nuclear proliferation in the region.

This is also all part of the Begin Doctrine which ensures that Israel has a continues monopoly on nuclear weapons in the region either by foul means or fair. A number of highly illegal missile strikes, bombings and cyber attacks have been carried out on foreign soil.

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Posted in: Myanmar soccer player to apply for refugee status in Japan on Tuesday See in context

For those unaware of Japan's appalling record on refugees Japan accepted just 47 refugees in 2020 which is actually the highest number in the last decade. Truly shameful.

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Posted in: Mizuho's corporate culture to blame for serial system failures, probe finds See in context

". . .corporate culture is to blame for. . . creating an atmosphere where managers are reluctant to express opinions and unable to respond well to crises, an investigation found."

This is the story of every Japanese company. Olympus, Nissan, Takata, Toshiba, Kobe Steel. . .

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Posted in: Crowdfunding opens on Japanese version of a gadget that makes any canned beer easier to drink See in context

This would be good to prank drunk people with. Slice their can open when they're in the toilet then blame it on aliens.

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Posted in: 'You're so cool,' mayor tells Australian softball Olympians See in context

"I think you'll be able to come in second place at the Olympics," Shimizu told the team. "The champions will be Japan."

That's quite the warm welcome.

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Posted in: Netanyahu opponents push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule See in context

The Knesset does need some major reforms. The fragmented and unstable coalitions created to form a majority turn far right-wing fringe groups into kingmakers and give them a disproportionate influence on national policy.

If the coalition doesn't implode and Netanyahu and the Likud are ousted then the Yamina leader Naftali Bennet will serve as prime minister until 2023 until rotating to Yesh Atid's Lapid.

That means the right-wing Yamina party which has a total of 7 out of 120 Knesset seats will head the government for the next 2 years.

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Posted in: Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM See in context

Great news for Israel. The new leadership will keep it safe from terrorist attacks by Arabs in surrounding areas trying to steal Israel's land, which rightfully belongs to Israel.

Commodore Perry

Only one side in this conflict is involved in illegal expropriation of land from its native inhabitants and that's Israel.

This is an uneasy coalition but hopefully between his ousting and string of corruption charges against him this is the last we see of Netanyahu and his extremist right-wing bully politics.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after asking police for advice on how to deal with smell of son’s corpse See in context

How do soooo many Japanese people not know what to do when someone dies? I just don't get it. - HoldingYouAccountableToday

I think the issue is more related to the expense. As with anything pertaining to ceremony in Japan companies have found ways to price gouge people into the ground in the name of "tradition".

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Posted in: Liverpool back in Premier League's top 4 with 1 round left See in context

Even though I'm a Liverpool supporter Leicester have played brilliantly this season and deserve a spot in the champions league.

We need teams like Leicester to keep the big 6 on their toes keep the EPL exciting.

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Posted in: Death toll climbs in Israel-Gaza conflict amid U.N. deadlock See in context

If the Palestinians stop shooting, they'll be no more war.

If the Israelis stop shooting, they'll be no more Israel. - Brian Pangburn

Those are the justifications of a compulsive domestic abuser. If you simply stop resisting then the trouble will stop for you.

If the Palestinians stop shooting the status quo continues with American support.

If Palestinians stop shooting Israel continues its illegal occupation, Israel continues illegally annexing land from the Palestinian people, Israel continues its ethnic cleansing of the region in the name of a Jewish state.

Resistance is futile without worthwhile intervention and the repercussions disproportionate but the alternative is doom.

In the words of a famous Palestinian poet.

Therefore!

Write down on the top of the first page:

I do not hate people

Nor do I encroach

But if I become hungry

The usurper’s flesh will be my food

Beware..

Beware..

Of my hunger

And my anger!

- Mahmoud Darwish

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Posted in: Governors refuse to allot hospital beds for COVID-infected Olympians See in context

If I were an olympic athlete (If only beer was an olympic sport. ) I'd have serious reservations about competing in a country that has less than 1% of its population vaccinated and refuses to give me a hospital bed if I got sick.

The bricks really are starting to tumble. Hurry up and cancel already.

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Posted in: Action star Steven Seagal gives samurai sword to Venezuela's Maduro See in context

That must but what he uses to make his peanut butter and jelly sanwiches.

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Posted in: Meet Aloma: the Japanese male idol group cheering on moms through the trials of child-rearing See in context

Their name should be a play on SMAP. They could call themselves SIMP.

Okay, I feel that was some fairly productive toilet time.

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