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.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
It's depressing to see so many people focusing on what cycling issue they can possibly pin on the victims rather than just be glad that the mother and children are okay, and the suspect has been apprehended.
4 ( +11 / -7 )
Someone commented that it wasn't a gun incident, but it's very easy to Google and find that gun crime is on the rise in NZ, especially in relation to gangs, whose numbers are also on the rise.
-9 ( +9 / -18 )
One place refused to cut my hair but otherwise I've only experienced racism from American teachers in Japan. I teach English but I'm not American, and I was told I wasn't allowed to speak in my native accent, she even monitored me for a month. Then my husband and I worked with an American teacher who wouldn't talk to us for some reason, and then we were told he said, "I'm not a zookeeper, why should I have to talk to those animals?" Our company wouldn't do anything about it, so we had to quit.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
New Zealand actually acted much later than other countries. It was only by chance that no one travelled to NZ with the virus until mid-March, and once the first person was in, then the government was able to "justify" locking down the entire country, damaging the economy irreparably. People say it's worth it to save lives, but if the government would have acted quickly, NZ would have had no cases and no lockdown. NZ could have been at zero cases and had a working economy, we're a small island country far away, any cases of the coronavirus is a disgrace. The virus was not eliminated, it was welcomed with open borders.
There were no tests before flying to NZ until last week even, a year after the pandemic started.
-6 ( +4 / -10 )
Perhaps he's one of the many people who've lost their jobs and businesses due to the lack of aid and the slow action of this government. It would be frustrating to have lost your job and then see Jacinda getting praised for promising to cut her own pay while she sat in lockdown, even though she actually remained on full pay. Or maybe he has a sick child and just heard that Jacinda is cutting funding for a charity that researches children's illness, by half, ($60,000) to the point that it may shut down, but she happily paraded her "love of children" by building a $500,000 playground on parliament grounds. Anything for PR, but no substance.
-5 ( +1 / -6 )
If the women on the trial are taking birth control, couldn't that affect how the medicine from the vaccine works? Like mixing medicines? Would it work the same on women who aren't taking birth control? I don't know much about medicine, I'm genuinely asking.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
"We want more representation!"
"You didn't represent our culture strongly enough!"
"You represented us too stereotypically!"
It's almost like people just want to complain no matter what you do.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
I'm surprised Jacinda's page wasn't shut down then for all her coronavirus lies about going "hard and early" since she actually started acting months after the virus spread around the world. Her inaction is the only reason the virus is in NZ, and her bad management of it is the reason hundreds of thousands are out of jobs and we're in recession. People pretend it was either "money" or "lives" but if Jacinda had gone hard and early as she said, we could have had both, instead we lost lives as well.
-6 ( +5 / -11 )
My mum dressed like that so I was really embarrassed and grew up to never want to dress like her. So my mum dresses "younger" than me. XD
5 ( +8 / -3 )
Being unhealthily fat is dangerous, and just because people don't like to be warned, doesn't mean people who want to improve themselves shouldn't be able to see dieting advertisements.
Advertisements are showing your potential. They show the beauty standards. You may disagree with them, but you have no right to tell other people they can't look at beautiful people or think something you don't like is beautiful.
I think this is a dangerous attack on our freedoms. If you're offended by the picture, don't shave, don't diet, but don't force other people to conform to what you think.
I eat very unhealthily, I'm not offended by diet ads, I probably should diet. I don't wear makeup. I'm not offended by beautiful models wearing makeup. I don't have the perfectly flat stomach. I'm not offended by "beach body" ads. I don't wax. I'm not offended by waxing ads. And even if I were, I have no right to say other people can't enjoy those things.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
The airline would rather be rude to 99.999% of customers so that 0.001% might not get offended, when there was nothing to be offended about anyway.
10 ( +15 / -5 )
The only systemic racism in America is forcibly hiring people just for being black for the sake of "diversity" instead of giving jobs to people who have earned them.
There absolutely is a push by media and Democrats to shame people for their whiteness, which is extremely racist. Have you not seen the video of a woman told to get on her knees to apologize for being white? Have you not seen the outcry if anyone dares say "it's okay to be white"?
Trump said America's founding “set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism and built the most fair, equal and prosperous nation in human history.” This is true, there is nothing wrong with what he said. Stop trying to twist everything to meet your agenda. He said a nice thing, and you're complaining about something he didn't say because you wanted him to say it.
Trump is not racist and I fully support him. He is one of the greatest world leaders, fighting for peace and prosperity.
-8 ( +5 / -13 )
I guess someone's got to pay for Jacinda's bad decisions and it's not gonna be her. She even lied about taking a pay cut. As soon as the flashing cameras are gone, she never makes good on her promises.
Her ineffective lockdowns and slow border restrictions have lost NZ over $1.1 billion dollars, and thousands of jobs, and there's no end in sight.
As a New Zealander, I'm deeply ashamed to have her representing NZ.
0 ( +17 / -17 )
I absolutely love this show! It's amazing!
4 ( +4 / -0 )
Yeah vote for Joe Biden or as he says, "you ain't black" because that's not racist at all.
And Kamala Harris, who claimed she believes Joe Biden's accusers, now supports him? You can see how much integrity those two have.
For the good of America, and the good of the world, I hope Trump wins again. The real threat to democracy are the democrats who pack a fit over a lawfully-elected president. Trump has initiated peace talks with some of the most dangerous and/or combative countries, working for peace with North Korea and in the Middle East. He deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.
-11 ( +7 / -18 )
I know the girl from the picture! So cool!
0 ( +1 / -1 )
She did the right thing, they shouldn't be trying to find her, that just discourages other women from leaving their babies in safe hands. We've been seeing so many articles about women killing their babies, this woman was very brave and should be looked at as a role model.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
I love that instead of trying to save the bees, he's like, "let's made flying bubble gun robots!" Haha I love it
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
My Norwegian Forest cat was a stray. I couldn't believe such a beautiful kitten was living on the streets. We put up posters and put it on the radio but no one claimed him. He lived until 16 years old. He was my best friend.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
The poor baby. I hope he or she can have a proper burial now.
The baby must have been pretty bad for them not to be able to tell if they were a boy or girl.
You have to be pretty messed up to murder a child so I'm not surprised the mother abandoned the body somewhere like that. It's like she wanted to be found so she could atone.
I hope the baby is at peace now and the mother can one day atone for her actions by helping others and saving lives instead of taking them.
0 ( +5 / -5 )
*undemocratically take away guns. Jacinda pushed the legislation and NZers are not happy.
-1 ( +5 / -6 )
What the crazy anti-gun lunatics don't seem to understand is that NEITHER SIDE SUPPORTS THE KILLING OF CHILDREN, we just have different ideas on how to protect them. Anti-gun people think disarming the people will lead to criminals not having guns, and therefore everyone is safe. Pro-gun people believe that arming people means that we can stop criminals who will have guns whether it's legal or not, and therefore everyone is safe.
Stop pretending the other side WANTS people to die, because that's ridiculous.
Recently in America, a church shooting was stopped because luckily a man with a gun shot the shooter.
In NZ a mosque shooting turned out far worse, until one of the worshippers found a discarded gun the shooter had dropped because he ran out of bullets shooting people and had to switch. The worshipper pointed the empty gun at the shooter who fled.
After that, Jacinda decided to democratically take away guns from law-abiding citizens, not caring that the NZ gangs openly stated in interviews with the media that they would not be handing their guns in, because they need them for protection.
Since then, gun violence has ramped up:
The number of mainstream media-reported illegal firearms incidents in the last week:
12th January: 2 dead in Castlepoint, near Masterton
15th January: 1 dead in Favona, South Auckland
16th January: Drive-by shooting at an empty car, Sydenham, Christchurch
18th January: Group altercation with gunshots, Ruatoria, north of Gisborne
19th January: 2 injured in Hawkes Bay gang fight
The Hawkes Bay gang fight was right outside a McDonalds during peak lunch hour. High schoolers are allowed to leave for lunch and often go right there. There is a children's playground across the road.
Also since then, the police have been intimidating people, including raiding a family's house to look for a gun used in a submission he made to the government against the new law. He didn't have the gun anymore.
They have also been visiting the houses of anyone who isn't left wing, for RETWEETS of conservatives. One man was a libertarian but retweeted a conservative and caught them on camera trying to search his property without his permission.
Jacinda has also said she is willing to ban Facebook for NZ if she believes it is being used to promote terrorism.
I don't like guns, but don't pretend the government wants an unarmed population just to protect people.
-3 ( +6 / -9 )
Just like you shouldn't hire people who are less qualified for the job, just for the sake of "diversity", you shouldn't stop someone from being hired due to their race or sex if they are the most qualified.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
When the media pushes the idea that it's violence to say there are only two genders, I'm very glad that at least one platform will not be deciding what's true or not and therefore what we can see or not.
-3 ( +2 / -5 )
I'm much less likely to pay to see a film with forced diversity and extreme PC pandering because it's usually terribly written.
There was literally a movie where a black guy yells at a white woman for watching him in the museum, then proceeds to steal from the museum.
And one where a single mother (women are so strong) is encouraged, for no reason, to leave her female child (who is apparently strong) to go help a female superhero (so strong) rescue some people, when she has no superpowers (women are just so strong) and will likely die, leaving her child an orphan.
Make good films, with characters who make sense. Don't take away from the story so you can cram in diversity.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
Netflix has purposely chosen to slander a beloved historical figure by branding him as something that, as the Son of God, is something he would be vehemently against. It would be as if they made a show where Obama was a pedophile and defended it as freedom of expression.
If they wanted the true depiction of Jesus if he were homosexual, they would have him fight against homosexual sexual temptations ad succeed, as anyone who is not married must fight against sexual temptation, even heterosexual.
Netflix has been known to apologise for multiple other offensive mistakes, but is showing here their anti-Christian bias by refusing. They literally issued an apology for not explaining "pansexuality" well enough, THANKED the LGBT community for telling them, and promised to fix it in future seasons.
Therefore, Netflix is just a bunch of biased, anti-Christian bigots who are cowering behind freedom of expression to slander someone they know is incredibly valuable to us. Let's see them make a gay Muhammed show if they're really for freedom of expression.
-1 ( +6 / -7 )
It's so incredibly selfish to kill yourself somewhere where you know innocent people and children will see.
My friend's cousin was found dead by his 3 year old sister. We can only hope she won't remember.
A man jumped in front of the train my great uncle was driving. It broke his heart.
Such a selfish way to go.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
Japan already has a SERIOUS problem with stalkers, and it often ends with the woman being killed or raped. Allowing men into women's toilets because they "feel" like it is dangerous. It removes one of the few safe spaces women have to get away from men.
I see people trying to defend transgender people by saying that there have been more rapes by non-transgender people. Have they considered that's because we haven't been allowing transgender people to enter the biologically incorrect bathroom? Do we have to wait for the rapes to skyrocket, or can we be logical and prevent them?
Bathrooms are designed for your sex, not your gender. You can wear what you like and believe you're any gender, but that is irrelevant to which bathroom you need to use.
Any transgender woman who values using a certain toilet over the safety of women, has the exact mindset of the people we're afraid of having in our toilets.
-1 ( +13 / -14 )
This is ridiculous. People shouldn't say mean things, but it's not the government's job to threaten people who do say mean things. The government also shouldn't get to decide what we're allowed to say. We're already seeing in other countries, people being punished simply for saying facts that "hurt people's feelings".
Threats against people should always be taken seriously, but being called mean names should not be a punishable offense.
5 ( +11 / -6 )