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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

I wrote my previous post assuming the girl entered the arrangement willingly and was not trafficked or coerced in any way.

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

A person's awareness of their actions and degree of responsibility for them gradually increases with age from early childhood on. It cannot be said that 17 year olds have no awareness but the day they turn 18 or 20 they've suddenly developed full adult awareness and accompanying responsibility.

The man obviously needs punishment. The girl in question also needs some discipline (That's what juvenile courts are for) and mentoring and guidance in order to lead a happy and productive life.

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Posted in: 6 high school students arrested for beating up 15-year-old boy See in context

Tough love discipline as well as mentoring and rehabilitation needed in order to grow up and live a good life.

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Posted in: Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return See in context

Parler........cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content.

Why didn't the tech giants apply the same standard when BLM and Antifa, encouraged by Dem politicians and a host of others, used thier platforms to organise rioting, burning and killing?

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are just as guilty, even worse than Parler could ever be. Hypocrites.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

I'd hate to be a politician or government official who had to decide these things.

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Posted in: WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals See in context

If you one of the approx 50% of Americans who are conservative, big tech looks down on you and despises everything you believe and stand for. They believe you need moral guidance and re-education by them and that your views have no place in society.

I find it difficult to understand why these major tech companies are so willing to offend and lose up to half thier US customers.

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Posted in: WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals See in context

Good. People voting against big tech with their feet.

If big tech keeps insists on censorship and privacy violations they'll continue to lose large chunks of their customers.

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Posted in: Vaccine mistrust in Japan dates back decades See in context

It's a free country. Let every person make thier own informed decision without judgement of other.

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Posted in: Praying for prosperity See in context

I can understand their reasons for praying. They know that success in the business world depends on hard work, plus things to go well in areas beyond their control. In other words 'luck' is also required, or divine intervention. Maybe they've got families to feed or many employees to support along with their families as well. Others might be in debt due to Covid or other reasons.

While some might be doing so for selfish reasons, like fame, luxury life style etc. I wouldn't imagine all of them have bad motives for their prayers.

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Posted in: Golden temple See in context

Visited Kikaku-Ji several times. Once when it was lit up at night. Absolutely stunning.

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Posted in: Japanese are very cautious about vaccines because historically there have been issues about potential side effects. The government has been involved in several lawsuits which adds to people's deep caution. See in context

Smart Japanese.

My own highly specialist doctor told me honestly that flu vaccinations don't work well anyway because the strains are always evolving.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

We should humbly approach (the phenomenon) and ponder why there are people who start believing in conspiracy theories.

Well said.

WHY? They smell a rat.

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Posted in: 38% of LGBT people sexually harassed or assaulted: survey See in context

Any sort of abuse or harassment towards the LGBTQ community or any other person is wrong.

We need a lot more love in this world. May God help us all.

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Posted in: 89-year-old woman conned out of ¥9.3 million See in context

Poor woman.

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Posted in: Unplanned pregnancies occurring among teens, young women during pandemic See in context

More negative outfall from the media fuelled, big pharma supported, panic driven overreaction to Covid.

School kids are in virtually zero danger of dying from Covid.

Put in very strong protections for the elderly and other vulnerable people AND let everyone else get on with life.

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Posted in: Elderly seeking marriage partners as corona intensifies sadness and insecurity of being alone See in context

Very sweet. Great to read articles like this. More please JT.

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Posted in: Mayor defends councilwoman's ouster over sexual assault claim See in context

I'd hate to be an investigator looking into this type of 'he said, she said' case, years after the alleged crime. Without eye witnesses or material evidence how can you establish what really happened?

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Posted in: Trump lashes out at Supreme Court, Barr as efforts to overturn election fizzle See in context

'without evidence'?

What? Trump's lawyers were fool enough to just show up in court with absolutely nothing in hand, simply expecting the courts to listen to and judge upon oral arguments?

The reality was submission of hundreds of signed affidavits from eye witnesses, demonstrable statistical evidence, proof of illegal ballot casting rule changes and more.

This kind of dishonest reporting is infuriating half the country.

More honest reporting would have described it as 'insufficient evidence'. At least be fair in reporting.

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Posted in: Wakayama woman arrested for switching price tags at supermarket See in context

They should take her age and circumstances into account. If found to be living in poverty but otherwise of good character, admonish her, let her go, but keep an eye on her. And have the local neighborhood rally together to help her out.

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Posted in: 'A new movement': Trump's false claims take hold in states See in context

Trump's false claims take hold in states???

As @Joe Smith pointed out:

There are over 100 sworn affidavits from poll workers and others who witnessed voter fraud. The American media does not impartially report facts. Regardless of the outcome the farce is the American "news" media.

So those who made such claims under the threat of jail time for perjury are lying?

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context



I think we'll have to just agree to disagree on this one.

It's been fun to respectfully debate with you. All the best to both of you.

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context


private companies are also completely free to censor


Governments are also free to repeal Section 230 type protections of such companies and such companies are free to pay billions in subsequent lawsuit losses and to lose millions of customers who are getting sick of them.

Censorship and treating customers as stupid usually evetually backfires.

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context


Any viewpoint is not a human right or a cornerstone of democracy.

So who decides? You? Of course not. That's up to the individual. That's a human right.

Scaring my elderly mother with lies about computer chips in vaccines is beyond free speech.

So theoretically you can scare my mum with your views but I can't scare your mum with mine?

I don't mean anything personal, just wanna advocate for the the basic human right for ALL people to share and access information, to decide for themselves what is true or not and how to respond. Fair, don't you think,

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context


When those opinions are based on false scientific data


I don't agree with allowing lies to be published as the truth

Who gives you or any tech company, government or anyone else the right to dictate to us what truth is?

Shouldn't each individual have the human right to decide which information to believe or act on?

And isn't the freedom to express any viewpoint also a human right and the cornerstone of a true democracy?

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context


I think we live in a free democracy where people have human rights and thus very person must make informed decisions based on a variety of opinions, and that such opinions should be freely available without censorship.

Do you agree?

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context


By not listening to actual doctors and scientists? Seems like a crazy idea to me.

I've had ongoing experience with the medical system due to a serious illness for 25 years. There have been many times the doctors were either plain wrong, negligent, prescribed wrong medicines, etc. and it affected me negatively.

I've learned to be respectful and appreciative of them, but at the same time, ask questions, do my own research and make informed decisions which has several times led to better outcomes than the doctors advice.

Medical experts are to be respected but they are not gods. They can be wrong. Each person must make informed decisions based on a variety of opinions, and such opinions should be freely available.

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Posted in: Twitter bans content which 'dehumanizes' based on race, ethnicity See in context

So why did Twitter refused to remove the violent and offensive fake photo of the Australian soldier?


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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context

More Chinese style censorship by big tech in tandem with big pharma and global elites.

Think and act for yourself according to your own conscience.

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Posted in: China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth See in context

This is where woke left activists/big tech/etc crowd learn their tactics. China.

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Posted in: Fathers' participation in parenting key to larger families: survey See in context

a woman's attitude toward having another child can depend on the level of support she receives,

Well said.

There's more. The husband/ father's devotion to his wife and children shown in the form of time and emotion invested in every aspect of his family's life largely determines how many children they have as well as how happy and successful they all are.

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