If marijuana is legal in the athlete's country then they should be allowed to use it.
If it's illegal it should be up to the police to enforce the law.
The sporting bodies should not be testing for it if it isn't performance-enhancing. There must be hundreds of chemicals, drugs etc they consider to be not performance-enhancing that they aren't testing for, add marijuana to the list.
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Tipping should be compulsory in the Eikaiwa business.
I'm tired of bland cookies from motorway service stations - just give me the cash.
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Don't care what training you have, still takes a lot of bravery to go in like that.
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We learn nothing in this world: The Aberfan landslide in Wales in 1966, 116 school children, 28 adults killed because someone wanted to make an easy buck illegally dumping coal waste on a hill above a town. The primary school was first in the landslide's path.
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Comments from happily married people telling others to try a bit harder for the sake of the kids, aren't particularly helpful.
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Corruption like this needs to be flushed out.
Sounds like a case for Oshiri Tantei.
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Awesome Brexit dig.
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All male toilets should be labelled as gender neutral anyone can use them.
Identity is a two-way street - I can walk around telling the whole world I identify as Japanese (and I have a pretty good claim to do so - over half my life here, fluent Japanese etc) but if the Japanese don't accept me as Japanese then so be it - I'm not Japanese and no amount of protesting will see otherwise.
If women are unable to accept transgender people in their toilet then it is their misguided right to do so.
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Sad story I suppose but it would be nice to know what she was adjusting to.
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And I thought I was bad at my job.
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Demon Slayer - noisy one-off claptrap
Ghibli - a canon of priceless works of art
Gungnam Style V Mozart
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@Numan, well put. I just watched a Bosozoku documentary on youtube: absolutely brilliant - the gang fights were so structured. The leader struts around screaming at the underlings who do nothing but look humbly at the floor. Violence is all about saving face and maintaining order.
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What a tragedy! I'm so sorry.
My heart goes out to her family.
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I do hope "foreign spectators will be barred" doesn't include me - I have two tickets.
(20 year resident from the UK)
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I remember hearing about a guy punching someone who was trying to steal his bicycle and getting arrested for assault. I suppose the difference is necessary-force it sounds like this guy was struggling and he had already punched a security guard.
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Sounds like a plonka to me, Don Juan never paid for it.
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It's quite difficult to fight terrorism in Japan; there isn't any, and what with the covid restrictions, it's pretty hard for them to travel overseas to do any. and I'm not sure dressing up as a Samurai will help much either.
Best leave the counter-terrorism to the countries that have been dealing with it for years and stick to the pointless xenophobia - well done, mission accomplished.
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Who'd have thought, getting drunk, sitting at home in my underpants would be saving lives?
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Just as long as the doctors don't start doing dental work.
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Make one for kids to tell them to go to bed.
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How many times have they gotten away with it before?
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I think it's a warning that in unprecedented times of global chaos, it is easy to forget about building-site health and safety.
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I know a doctor that keeps texting me and won't leave me alone - after fifteen years of marriage you get used to it.
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The films released this year are just dull, I've watched five of the nominations for best picture and I'm struggling to bring myself to watch the rest.
NomadLand is by far and a way the best but it's no way near a great movie.
If manbiki kazoku had been released this year, it would win.
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When I was a little boy growing up in England nobody believed me when I told the careers adviser, "All I want to be is a Japanese housewife". Now who's laughing?
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