Coconut H2O comments

Posted in: Why is U.S. society so polarized over politics? What do you think are the root causes of this bitter division? See in context

Countries which are ethnically and culturally homogeneous, and which don't suffer from rabid feminism, are the most united, content and peaceful.

This is some white-hood level thinking right here. America is great BECAUSE of its diversity, not in spite of it.

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Posted in: Why is U.S. society so polarized over politics? What do you think are the root causes of this bitter division? See in context

Yeah, what I wrote wasn't a rant. It was but a tiny fraction of the epic failure of Trump.

Another issue is the tendency for the Right (like yourself) to project the very things you've been guilty of and then blame the Democrats for. Saying that the left can't get over that we lost the election, for instance. The Right sure does have short-term memories.

And yes, I honestly think that Hillary would have been better than Trump. Instead of the worst president in history, she would have been a decent (in both senses of the word) president.

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Posted in: Why is U.S. society so polarized over politics? What do you think are the root causes of this bitter division? See in context

OK, we get it. You don't like Trump. But do you honestly think he's entirely to blame for the deep divisions?

No, that's why I said "one of the main reasons..." Another reason is reading comprehension lol. Certainly there were divisions before, but Trump took it up to eleven. Common decency, coherent ideas and arguments, and the TRUTH went out the window with him.

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Posted in: Why is U.S. society so polarized over politics? What do you think are the root causes of this bitter division? See in context

Trump is one of the main reasons America is so divided. He started and promoted birtherism for years. He began his campaign by insulting Mexicans. He insults veterans, women, and anyone who disagrees with him. He calls any negative news about him fake and insults the integrity of legitimate journalism. He lies constantly and recently called democrats "dangerous" for opposing Kavanaugh. He praises dictators and insults allies. He has brainwashed a whole slew of Americans who love the rallying call of his simple-minded hate and fear mongering. He has destroyed decency and countless established norms. He insults the constitution by asking for ridiculous policies (such as stop and frisk recently). He called global warming a hoax created by the Chinese. Trump and his regurgitating followers are to blame.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce foreigner-friendly bus services ahead of 2020 Games See in context

How about making it clear whether you 1. take a ticket when you get on, or 2. use a suica when you get on, or 3. use a suica when you get off. Whenever I use a new bus line, the payment method is always different and not clearly marked. Also, signs explaining whether you get on/off in the front or middle would be helpful too.

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Posted in: Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks See in context

Fun fact: CBD isn't illegal in Japan.

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Posted in: What's your prediction for the World Cup final between France and Croatia? See in context

France 2-1

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Posted in: Cannabis use increasing among young people See in context

Because they are providers, not pushers.

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Posted in: Cannabis use increasing among young people See in context

"Pushers." What a stupid term.

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Posted in: There has been a lot of discussion in the media that the Tokyo Olympic women's marathon (Aug 2, 2020) and the men’s marathon on Aug 9, will be particularly grueling for runners and spectators because of how hot it usually is in Tokyo that time of year. Do you think some people are overreacting or is it a valid concern? See in context

I have mixed feelings about this. Host countries often hold events in certain locations in order to gain an advantage over the competition. For example, Mexico plays all of their home soccer games at an extremely high altitude which has enabled them to have a stupendously lop-sided home record. A few years ago, the US hosted a soccer game against Costa Rica in the snow.

The marathon is a grueling event, but with proper training and hydration the athletes should be fine. That being said, if the Japanese athletes don't stand to benefit over other countrys' athletes in the Tokyo heat, choose a different location.

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Posted in: Family of injured college American football player files criminal complaint See in context

The player that inflicted the damage has played with the Japanese national team. He was being bullied for refusing to "break" the other players and wasn't receiving any playing time. Before this particular game, the player pleaded with his coach to be put in the game and the coach told him only if he "breaks" the other team.

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Posted in: What do you think about passengers using baby strollers on crowded trains or buses? Have you seen any unpleasant incidents? See in context

I've never seen a problem and I think they should be allowed. But if they are allowed, bicycles should also be allowed outside of commuting hours.

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Posted in: What do you think about foreign tourists, dressed to look like characters from Nintendo’s popular Mario Kart series of racing video games, driving along Tokyo streets? See in context

I've seen them hundreds of times. People having fun always put a smile on my face. But it seems most people here (and on Reddit) have a stick somewhere that needs to be removed. Sure they get into accidents...but so do tons of other cars and bicycles every single day.

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Posted in: Conveyor belt sushi chain where foreigner filmed GoPro video considers pressing criminal charges See in context

Coconut - what has smoking got to do with hygiene?

Wakarimasen - you are joking, right? Here's the definition of hygiene from my dictionary for you: a condition or practice conducive to the preservation of health, as cleanliness.

Smoking in restaurants is not conducive to the preservation of health and is therefore, clearly, not hygienic.

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Posted in: Conveyor belt sushi chain where foreigner filmed GoPro video considers pressing criminal charges See in context

In general, Japan takes hygiene very seriously

so why is it almost impossible to find soap in toilets

Exactly, and why is smoking allowed in restaurants.

How exactly is a GoPro on a conveyor belt unhygienic? If you put it on a saucer, at most you have to clean a saucer that was going to be cleaned anyways. If you let it go back around to the owner, it literally doesn't touch anything except that one plate. What the hell is everyone even talking about?

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Posted in: Supreme Court declines to decide fate of 'Dreamers' just yet See in context

You could adopt as many illegal aliens as you wish.

They don't need to be adopted...they are young adults in school or with jobs who are supporting themselves. Clearly you don't understand the issue.

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Posted in: No. of teen marijuana cases up 5-fold in 4 years: police See in context

Not likely, most dispensaries are reluctant to even mail it from state to state (in the US), let along attempt to send it to a foreign countries where it's illegal. None of the dispensaries want to risk loosing their business and going to prison for illegally selling small quantities to Japan.

This article has nothing to do with the United States.

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Posted in: Supreme Court declines to decide fate of 'Dreamers' just yet See in context

Forcing someone to move to a country that they haven't been to since they were 5 years old is cruel. End of.

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Posted in: Supreme Court declines to decide fate of 'Dreamers' just yet See in context

Dreamers are here illegally. Nothing can change that fact. They need to leave. Calling them a cute name doesn't change the facts.

The entire point of the Dreamer Act is so you don't have situations where kids, through no fault of their own, came to the US at a young age. Making a 19year old who has been in the country for 10 plus years and possibly doesn't even know the language of his 'home' country is cruel. Giving that person a chance to stay is the only humane thing to do.

They get to take the US culture and knowledge, such as it is, to their home country.

What a pathetic comment. These people are often going back to destitution, are forced into gangs, or worse. Fat lot of good a working knowledge of Netflix is going to do them.

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Posted in: Republicans in Congress reject new gun limits See in context

This, and all other gun control laws are unconstitutional and should be repealed.

Let's just ignore that tedious "well-regulated" part of the 2nd amendment, and hope nobody notices...

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Posted in: Servers in U.S., Europe accessed from Coincheck intranet before hack See in context

Meanwhile Coincheck STILL has all other coins frozen on its site, which never gets reported.

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Posted in: Are you in favor of having armed teachers in U.S. schools? See in context

The fact that this is even up for debate as a legitimate idea is utterly ridiculous. Idiocracy is no longer a fictional flick.

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Posted in: Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings See in context

The core problem is how US society deals with mental illness.

...of loving guns.

There I fixed it.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un lookalike provokes N Koreans See in context

Sometimes it takes a hero provocateur to expose authoritarianism and protect freedom. (Yes, I realize this was in South Korea, but if they are letting North Koreans tackle a friendly look-a-like on their soil, they are complicit to an authoritarian action)

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Posted in: Japan's antismoking plan with gaping loophole sparks outcry See in context

but restaurants and bars with a floor area of up to 30 sq meters will be exempted if they obtain consent from all employees to work in a smoking environment.

I can only imagine the "consent" obtained from employees. "Do you want to keep your job? Great, everyone consents."

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Posted in: Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but gives up on indoor smoking ban See in context

processed meat yada yada yada

Last time I checked processed meat doesn't waft through the air and affect non-consumers of the product.

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Posted in: Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but gives up on indoor smoking ban See in context

harden up!

Hmm, I’m pretty sure second hand smoke literally causes the soft tissue in your lungs to harden.

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Posted in: Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but gives up on indoor smoking ban See in context

If we all followed every guideline from every source, we would sit in a concrete bunker, under a skylight slathered in SPF 5000 sunscreen and wrapped in cotton wool. Sorry people, but harden up! You are going to die - chances are almost beyond a slither of a shadow of doubt that it WILL NOT be from second had cigarette smoke.

This is the height of ignorance. We've literally known for decades that second hand smoke kills and causes all kinds of problems.

Can we at least agree that allowing children in smoking establishments needs to be abolished? How about a 2,500,000 yen fine for an establishment that gets caught? (California fines that amount to establishments caught selling liquor to minors for comparison). You could even spend that money on educating people that cigarettes kill because apparently some people STILL haven't gotten the memo.

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Posted in: Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but gives up on indoor smoking ban See in context

althought the gov't is refusing to do it, any restaurant owner/franchise can ban smoking. it's up to people to speak with their wallets and not with their votes on this matter because the gov't refuses to act. we don't need the gov't to do everything for us. we also have power.

Children don't.

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Posted in: Robot barista to serve coffee at travel agency cafe in Tokyo See in context

3-4 minutes for a cup of coffee? I need my coffee in a minute or less.

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