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Posted in: How to make a creamy cauliflower soup without any cream See in context

How is butter bad for you? That’s old science. Nothing current supports butter being bad for you.

Well, "without cream" presumably tries to sell this recipe to people trying to avoid lactates or fats... My point was that it's pointless to remove the cream and add 8 spoons of butter, as the fat contents will be higher. I don't even discuss the health implications of adding so much butter in one litter of water.

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Posted in: How to make a creamy cauliflower soup without any cream See in context

How to make a creamy cauliflower soup without any cream

..and then in the recipe:

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces

yeah, but with butter, even worse... you might want to rethink the title...

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Posted in: Faced with destroyed crops, city in Chiba encourages hunting as business See in context

the hoops to get a Japanese licence are appalling

You haven't heard about the process of getting a German hunting license then, have you? Anyway, not too many people want to do it, so if Chiba is becoming more supporting towards potential hunters, I presume they'll be supporting of the necessary processes. All of those steps are very well justified, btw, Japan is not a country that goes easy on people wanting to have guns in house.

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Posted in: Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper' named most popular in UK See in context

IV is the best UK album ever, but that's just me :). Sgt Pepper was such a groundbreaking work, no surprises it got voted..

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Posted in: Niigata school superintendent resigns over improper use of Japanese word for 'you' See in context

He's an idiot for using omae in such a situation, and has no business doing the job he was doing...

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Posted in: Gov't to announce 2019 sales tax hike to address debt mountain: reports See in context

Let me be easy on those not getting the drift here:

Japan's social system is comparable with those from countries heavily taxing their citizens (have you ever looked into how much anyone in Scandinavia pays in taxes?), in a much more aged society..

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Posted in: Gov't to announce 2019 sales tax hike to address debt mountain: reports See in context

Actually raising taxes is a good measure in today's Japan, but you need to be a trained economist to recognize the need.

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Posted in: American DJ David Morales arrested in Japan for ecstasy possession See in context

throw him in jail, let him meditate about it.

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Posted in: Vroom See in context

boorrrriiing... F1 of the '90s, the screaming hell of Ferrari V12 engines, now that was something...

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Posted in: Japan to skip naval event after S Korea protests over flag See in context

Well, N Korean is led by a dynastic mass murderer that killed half of his family, and most S. Korean presidents landed in prison. So, you know, why listen to these criminals' opinions ?

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Posted in: Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon See in context

Don’t blame the pilot, he saved everybody’s lives.

Well, if the pilots landed short of the runway by their own mistakes, they actually endangered everyones' lives, and only sheer luck led to everyone walking (or swimming) away from this. This is called an uncontrolled (unintended) ditching, and came as a result of a situational and control loss..

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Posted in: See-through solar panels installed at private house See in context

Solar panels should be subsidized by the government

TEPCO buy back a lot of the energy I produce, at really good prices. My panels actually pay for themselves, and give something extra back...

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Posted in: Nice scenery See in context

I ride a Campagnolo groupset stocked Cannondale CAAD9 myself through such rice-paddy mountain sceneries. Pure heaven! In summer you get the cicadas, springs and autumns are pleasantly cool, and winters are sharp and sunny. Almost no car traffic as well (and then I'm sometimes as fast as they are). Yes, there are a lot of advantages to living in Inaka in Japan...

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

Martin Black, let me explain it so that you also understand:

Japan is still one of the safest countries to drive in.

Yeah, but only because the average speeds are very low (less than half), and only because if you don't die within 24 hours from your accident, you don't count...

Your argument has nothing to do with the K-Car safety. They probability of a kcar killing or injuring its passengers in case of a serious accident, at faster speeds is really high, especially when they crash agains a real car, weighting two times more. It's simple physics... Japan allowing the commercialization of these death-traps is the same as JT being government-owned: they make a lot of money from taxes and bribes..

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

K-Car, the death trap of the east... Would they be produced in other countries, Japan would have never allowed their import. But they're produced locally, and the Japanese auto lobby is very strong, and pays a lot of bribe money to the politicians...

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Posted in: Fewer sperm donors lead Tokyo hospital to end fertility treatment See in context

Chip Star, thank you for the updated news. I stand corrected.

BTW, in Europe (Germany), it is the fundamental right of a child to know the father, so there are no "anonymous sperm donations".

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

Firthermore, bunting a Japanese electric guitar for ¥100,000 which is full of the cheapest electrics available

Oh no you don't... The Japanese Fender Strats (I presume you refer to these) are by far the best made. Quality-wise, they are perfectly comparable with the American ones, and price-wise, they're less than half. What means cheapest electronics? Single coil pickups, as they haven't changed from the '50s (and for very good reasons), of course are going to be cheap. But they sound extraordinarily good in the hands of the skilled.

If you really wanted a "Made in USA" instrument, of course, buy the original one, 1800 or more USD. If you wanted a really good one, buy a Made in Japan. If you're satisfied with a bit less, buy a Made in Mexico.

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Posted in: Fewer sperm donors lead Tokyo hospital to end fertility treatment See in context

JonathanJo, do you know how children are concieved? Not through kidneys, last time I checked. :) .

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Posted in: Fewer sperm donors lead Tokyo hospital to end fertility treatment See in context

Actually the sole USA case where the father was forced to pay child support was one where they met via Craigslist, and where the artificial insemination procedure was done at home. AFAIK, no "official" donor (going through a fertility clinic) was ever forced to pay child support. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen. So no, men actually should be very aware of this possibility, especially in this litigious climate. If your actions led to conceiving a child, you might be held responsible for this child's life, regardless of what contracts you signed before:

https://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/23/justice/kansas-sperm-donation/index.html

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Posted in: Britain tells EU to engage seriously on Brexit See in context

Just a short question: Why would EU be interested in negotiation anything, and what does it have to win by conceding some points?

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Posted in: Gunmen kill 24, including 12 Revolutionary Guards, in attack on Iran military parade See in context

Iranian Islamic Revolution is what brought that modern country of the '60 down to the middle eve in 2018. It's good someone has the balls to take on the revolutionary guard...

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Posted in: Tokyo restaurant caps dinner price, and after that, anything you order is free See in context

Sorry, to clarify, I don't think the restaurant owners are idiots, but the article authors, abusing such systems and ruining it for us all... Would be nice to be able to correct own's messages.

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Posted in: World Rugby advises teams to cover up tattoos at 2019 World Cup in Japan See in context

Yeah, go tell that to the All Blacks Maori guys! For them the tattoos are sacred! How the hell was Japan allowed to host the World Cup, if they knew tattoos will be a problem? What will they do with the Olympics 2020? These are not some scum-bag yakuza!

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Posted in: When you feel like you’re the only outsider in the community, do these 2 things See in context

The reference to "butt and thighs" is very odd for an article on cultural integration.

Did the possibility of the author simply stating a FACT, without bringing feminism, racism, the Kardashians, etc into discussion occurred to you?

Her body is simply bigger than locals', a problem for many ladies of other races, painfully obvious as soon as they try to find fitting clothes in some inaka store.

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Posted in: UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal See in context

After losing its colonial might, UK lost its industrial might as well (thanks to the Thatcher disaster). Now they're even retiring from the only economical alliance they've had and are in a posture of begging for a deal...

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Posted in: How to rob an idol singer otaku: Look up the birthday of his favorite idol See in context

Seriously? Adult males?

Hell yeah, no joke. Although I'm not sure I want to know about what particular 16 year old idol singer they fantasize at night before falling asleep...

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Posted in: Paul McCartney scores U.S. No. 1 after nearly four decades See in context

Got to buy this. He's still got it..

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Posted in: Attention shifts to flood risks as heavy rains increase in Japan See in context

..oh, forgot the link...

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel :

https://gizmodo.com/tokyo-has-the-largest-underground-water-tank-in-the-wor-1696967098

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Posted in: Attention shifts to flood risks as heavy rains increase in Japan See in context

You can visit the facility in the main picture for a very modest fee, and learn a lot about flooding prevention around Tokyo. I've visited it, it looks like a humongous cathedral, but it's very disconcenting, as this hall it has almost no echo, unlike normal churches. You'll need to reserve the tour in advance. Really recommended, if you want to feel dwarfed by the proportions. Don't go during the rainy season (obviously)...

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