Chelsea comments

Posted in: Japan faces long, difficult road to promote inclusive education See in context

There was a Down syndrome little girl who went to the kindergarten I taught at, and the other kids were so lovely to her, but she really did need extra help and attention, and that wasn't always available. We had a school wide lockdown and search party when the teacher watching her take her shoes off in the genkan looked away for a moment and she disappeared. She was found on the roof by the pool over 30 minutes later.

One time, in my class, she started scratching her face until she was dripping blood on her clothes and chair, and even after she was cleaned up and bandaged, she kept scratching it.

I think we're in a very privileged situation if we're complaining about receiving too much help.

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Posted in: New Zealand group wanting voting age set at 16 wins in court See in context

"Age discrimination" is a very weak reason to change our age-related laws. It implies that we should just throw away any age restrictions for any topic, be it consensual sex or smoking.

Fun fact, last election there was a 16 year old NZ girl who had been fighting for the right to vote, and she ended up filming herself vandalising political billboards and posting it proudly online.

Today NZHerald posted an opinion piece saying that if we want 16 year olds to be held accountable for their crimes, specifically the ram raids young people have been doing recently, that we should allow them to vote too.

So in both situations, the people telling me I should allow 16 year olds to vote, are showing me exactly why these people are not fit to vote.

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Posted in: Jane Fonda: Nonprofit’s work ‘far more important’ after Roe See in context

"since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion it guaranteed to women in the United States"

It was overturned because it is NOT a constitutional right. Murdering babies is not a right, and murdering babies doesn't prevent teenage pregnancies, it ends teenage pregnancy with the death of the baby.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten rules on donations to religious groups See in context

I understand they're trying to fix something, but if you're going to restrict donations based on what the government supports or doesn't support, it gets a bit dangerous. Why stop at religious donations? Why not control where you can spend your money at all? Why not control what food we can buy to defeat obesity?

I don't support Unification Church, but you need to be careful when the government calls for more control over your beliefs and finances.

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Posted in: How asexuals navigate romantic relationships See in context

I'm Ace as well! I've been with my husband for about 7 years now. It was very difficult to find someone who actually accepted me and wasn't just trying to secretly change my mind, so I was pleasantly surprised to find an actual good guy out there.

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Posted in: Instagram, Twitter restrict Kanye West accounts over posts deemed anti-Semitic See in context

He didn't say anything anti-semitic at all, he said he was going to say something about Jewish people, and then he didn't get a chance to say it. So we don't actually know what he was going to say, but you're telling us to judge him in advance.

The "White lives matter" slogan is an anti-racist slogan to bring balance back to a racist society that is trying to elevate the lives of one race over others.

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Posted in: COVID-19: Are you an anti-vaxxer? See in context

This is a dumb question because "anti-vaxxer" is an insult used against anyone who (in regards to the Covid vaccine alone):

Acknowledges vaccine injuries

Doesn't personally want the vaccine

Is interested in potential side effects

Questions the lack of trial data

Supports the freedom to choose

It's not something people identify with themselves, because it's worded as a dishonest attack on people, pretending they hate all vaccines and want them banned.

I am all 5 of those things, but I am not an "anti-vaxxer". There are vaccinated people who're called "anti-vaxxer" including the inventor of the mRNA technology. So your poll is not going to get accurate results.

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Posted in: Osaka court rules same-sex marriage ban not unconstitutional See in context

We already have marriage equality. People of any sexuality, religion, or race are allowed to marry someone of the opposite sex. These people are asking for special treatment that breaks the foundations of society.

I'm not heterosexual and I've married someone of the opposite sex. Marriage laws aren't discriminating against me at all, I have the same marriage rights as everyone else.

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Posted in: 1 in 4 singles in 30s not willing to marry: Japan gov't survey See in context

It's terrible that young people have been conditioned to have that view of marriage. Your partner is someone who loves you and watches out for you and takes half the workload off you so you both have more freedom and more free time to spend together. People these days have become very selfish, and started to value their jobs over their lives, thinking about how much money they can get for fun things if they only keep working and working, and they end up tired, old, and alone.

We need to put more value on things that have actual value, like relationships and families. Looking after children is an incredibly rewarding and powerful job. As I've gotten older, I've realised I was tricked into looking down on stay-at-home mothers, when really they have the best lives for them, their children, and society.

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Posted in: Growing numbers avoiding news as too depressing: report See in context

The media has lost a lot of trust through lies and manipulation, I believe. I'm from a small country, and we can see live videos of the events that the media are lying about.

I catch mistakes in Japan Today all the time as well, which seem to indicate lack of investigation. Perhaps international news especially is just being rewritten from overseas articles without actually checking if the information is true?

I get most of my news from independent journalists now, who show their sources, and show live videos where I can decide my opinion for myself.

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Posted in: UAE bans Disney-Pixar film over same-sex relationship characters See in context

Sexual content should never be a part of children's entertainment. This movie didn't contain any homosexuality until they heard about Florida's bill banning sexual discussion with children up until a certain, more appropriate, age and the creators of this film INTENTIONALLY INSERTED homosexuality into this kids' film as a response to that bill protecting children.

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Posted in: Japan passes bill to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

Things people find insulting differ and even go to the extreme of being insulted by the biologically correct pronouns. Cyberbullying is obviously awful and dangerous, but the answer isn't to jail anyone who says an insult, the answer is to create support groups and encourage people to stop reading those hateful messages and stop taking to heart what strangers say. I was cyberbullied and I certainly responded with some harsh insults in response, would I then be jailed?

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Posted in: 19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school shooting; Biden says 'we have to act' See in context

Thank goodness there was a good guy with a gun to stop the gunman. So many lives would be saved if good guys were able to carry guns. So many times the gunman has already managed to kill a bunch of people before they're gunned down by a good guy.

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Posted in: Google urged to stop location tracking to protect privacy of abortion seekers See in context

They want to protect privacy but don't care at all about protecting life, human rights, or justice.

Killing a child that has already been produced, is not "reproductive healthcare". It cures nothing.

Banning ripping a child's limbs off is not "controlling women's bodies". The woman's body isn't the one being intentionally destroyed until death.

Non-medically-necessary abortion is the intentional murder of a healthy baby in a healthy woman, for reasons that include being the "wrong" sex, the mother being threatened, or financial difficulties. Rather than help these mothers and their babies, these people offer only the option of killing what may even be wanted babies. In this type of abortion, death is the goal. The baby is killed before delivery and left to die if he or she managed to survive.

Medically necessary abortion is an early birth of a live and wanted baby due to medical issues with the mother or baby, and the baby is given healthcare to save him or her if possible. That has never been a target of anti-abortion legislation.

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Posted in: New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm' See in context

She's literally bribing half of the population to vote for her, like she did with uni students the other times. She breaks every promise she makes, but she makes sure to throw out money before elections. And let's not pretend this spending and lying is because of the pandemic. She was tanking the economy long before covid came, which was late March 2020, because she literally waited until we got it before closing and giving herself unlimited powers.

Let's not pretend unemployment is looking good when she's fired anyone expressing their medical freedom; including countless doctors and nurses.

https://www.gbnews.uk/news/new-zealanders-desperate-to-leave-as-thousands-flee-controlling-and-fearful-jacinda-ardern/289655?fbclid=IwAR0OPJn4Rd5m7elaPE5xjvwBLbWUhfJeyrizJgoc8vk_PROnPxdQ2Sk9oXo

Here's a more accurate article about the horrors of NZ^

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Posted in: 'Old Enough:' Netflix show sparks global debate on parenting and child safety See in context

The article itself states that months of preparation were put into finding the safest routes, making sure no creeps were around, and having police and crew stationed everywhere to watch the kid, so the "safety" of this is fake. This is not the amount of protection a normal child would receive if asked to complete this journey by anyone else.

I've lived here for 5 years, and I was almost assaulted by a man who tried to follow me into the bicycle parking. My friend was almost kidnapped, and she got touched on the trains everyday growing up. I definitely would not let my little child go out there alone; this show sets up false expectations by filling the area with police and actors.

It's very cute, and I know some people do let their kids do this, but it's not safe, and it takes only one time for your child to be gone forever. Also, drivers in Japan are not considerate at all; I've seen them literally ignore a pregnant woman waiting at a crossing in the rain, and an elderly couple with a wheelchair. Be careful, the drivers will speed through if they think they can.

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Posted in: City in Nara Pref says tourism 'princess' can be of any gender See in context

Hint: The title "princess" is determined by sex, not gender. It's sad to see Japan erasing its own culture when they can't even understand the terminology being used. This is an insult to the Empress. You can have an alternative position for men in tourism, but you don't need to erase women and women's achievements to do it.

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Posted in: Elon Musk buys large stake in Twitter, sending stock soaring See in context

Yay! Hopefully he will restore free speech to the platform!

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Posted in: New Zealand protest ends; investigation and cleanup begin See in context

Nice of Jacinda to visit the protest grounds 3 weeks after the people came to talk to her and she refused and sent police to attack them. The people were happy to clean up their own mess, but police came in and assaulted them and smashed and cut everything they owned. The conditions were too sanitary, so the police had to smash and steal the showers and toilets.

"They wore riot gear and used pepper spray and water hoses after protesters sprayed fire extinguishers and threw objects at them." So you claim that police were sprayed and then went and got riot gear? No, the people were sleeping and the police attacked. Then the people stood with their backs to the police as the police assaulted them for the 3rd time since the protest began.

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Posted in: Protester drives at New Zealand police as cordon tightens See in context

I have been watching this protest live. I was watching on Thursday, Feb 10th when the police attacked the peaceful protestors. By peaceful, I mean that the protestors were standing and singing, and then the police shoulder-barged them and ripped people out of the crowd, throwing them to the ground and jumping on them. Even then the protestors simply held onto each other and waited for the attacks to stop.

The man in this first picture was a peaceful protestor attacked by police as he stood outside a portaloo that police were hoping to block off to prevent protestors from using the toilet and therefore would force them to leave. I watched the video. The police had large shields and shoved this man and others up against the portaloos, then one officer gouged his thumb into the man's eye. Horrific and uncalled for police brutality. These people just want their jobs back, their lives back, their freedom back. I haven't been able to go back to my own country for 2 years, the government won't let me. I fully support these beautiful people's effort to give us our rights back. Check out LibertyBites.nz to see the real face of the protest.

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Posted in: Tokyo same-sex partnership plans highlight road ahead for LGBTQ rights See in context

Why do they need to force the government to acknowledge their relationships? And why do we keep pretending they want equal rights, when they have the same rights as everyone else? They want special "rights" that involve forcing everyone else to accept their alternative lifestyle, because they can't accept it themselves and just live normally. No one is stopping them from being together, but they need us to say it's okay, and make paperwork for it, and change our cultures and societies to praise them for it. Just live quietly and happily, why mix the government into your relationships?

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Posted in: Scientists develop glowing masks to detect coronavirus See in context

Some people here seem to be worried about people being OSTRICHcized (ostracized) :P

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Posted in: 33% of major firms listed in Japan have no female executives See in context

Being a woman doesn't mean they represent my values or ideas. I don't believe that having physical differences is equal to having diverse opinions. A group of men could have just as diverse opinions as one that had a mixture of men and women, as all of those people could agree or disagree regardless of sex.

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Posted in: Ota gov't employees in frantic pencil-shaving spree to meet election day See in context

Why do the pencils need to be "specially treated, bacteria-resistant pencils" if only one person is supposed to touch them?

But at the same time, having the workers sharpen them means that the workers have touched every single pencil anyway. And I've seen plenty of workers coughing through their masks onto things since they don't want to avoid work even if they're sick.

But everyone should have washed their hands, even the voters, so we still don't need personal, specially treated, bacteria-resistant pencils.

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Posted in: Some governments are thinking of imposing a carbon tax to curb greenhouse gas emissions. What do you think? See in context

When a government seeks to tax the people instead of addressing problems, we know they don't have a clue what to do, but would like some of our money in the meantime.

Cattle farmers for example provide food for national and international consumption, forcing them to pay more tax won't decrease the number of cattle needed to feed our people, it'll only make it harder on farmers and inflate the prices for us.

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Posted in: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first bisexual Superman See in context

Thank goodness, I was incredibly worried that Superman wasn't haven't enough sex with both sexes. The movies are all about being a hero and saving people and doing what's right. Children don't want that.

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Posted in: Disney sails into new LGBT waters with 'Jungle Cruise' film See in context

What are LGBT children and why is he specifically targeting them? Children shouldn't know anything about sexuality, and we don't need movies grooming them. What I love about this though is these kinds of people can never keep their mouths shut about it, so I always have warning before I waste money on their films.

I don't find this particular instance to contain any homosexual references though; I think anyone who is looking for explicit sexual references to be put into kids' movies will be disappointed on this one.

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Posted in: Man given religiously forbidden food at Nagoya immigration center See in context

But surely if he has specific dietary requirements, he would ask or check before eating the food? I have an allergy so I ask before I eat anything.

When it comes to religious dietary restrictions, the important thing is your intention to refrain from certain foods, it won't kill you like an allergy could.

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Posted in: How would you define hate speech? See in context

Hate speech will be whatever hurts the feelings of those who cry the loudest, even if what is being said is objectively true.

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Posted in: Former illegal manga site operator gets 3 years in jail See in context

I doubt that people who read the manga for free online would be willing to pay for the manga in the first place, so I don't believe the manga industry lost any money. If those people really wanted to read the manga, they'd go to the stores and stand in the aisles reading it for free like I see all the time here.

It's a different story when people pirate movies, because they wouldn't have a way of watching it for free otherwise.

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