YubaruToday 06:33 am JST
I don't begrudge him the money, he obviously has the talent to pitch in MLB, just seems obscene to me that the sports market, in general, in the US can support paying players/athletes that kind of money to "play" a game.
When that very same market can't afford to pay educators, in many places, a decent wage.
Priorities are more than a bit screwed up, in my opinion.
The government doesn't play professional players' salaries, the owners of the teams do.
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What's the difference between murder and a democratic government-style sanctioned execution?
A trial by one's peers who look at the evidence provided in a court of law, and determine that the evidence provides reasonable doubt of innocence.
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Is there not free speech in Japan?
Why should people live in fear of other people's opinions? You people who complain over shirts and speech are so freaking privileged to complain about such nonsense.
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Why would the navy disclose information on how to damage its wartoys?
It seems obvious: just ram a huge container ship it in the dead of night.
So a super advanced Navy ship with a billion dollars of electronic hardware relies on a guy peering over the horizon for navigation. I guess if his glasses fog up, the ship runs blind.
Billions is an extreme exaggeration, but I get your point, and it's the main question that I think needs to be answered here. Secondly, who was in charge and why did they let this happen?
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The kids at least had the opportunity to see how useless and incompetent government is.
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Safety over freedom. Yay!
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What addicts need is company and fellowship to get over their problems, not isolation.
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Disaster, Japan's criminal justice system is.
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I don't mind if kids learn about this stuff, but they should also know about Japanese imperialism and military practices during WW2, as well.
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Sounds like there are a lot of snowflakes here.
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Over the top reaction. Get over it.
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"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"
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I don't like the term "half," but more than that, I don't like discrimination based on one's race or races. Judge people on their character. Didn't Abraham Lincoln say something like that?
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First-strike? The SDF does stand for "Self-Defense Force," right? That means that Japan needs to defend itself if it's first attacked. And if Japan is attacked first, it needs to strike back twice as hard.
Japan needs a strong military. Not for offensive purposes, but because it's surrounded by geopolitical superpowers like China and Russia. Even North Korea has what... The 4th largest army in the world? It needs to invest in a larger army, navy, air force, and cyber warfare.
The world keeps evolving, and Japan needs to keep up. Shouldn't they have Gundams by now?
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Leftist pandering. No surprise from Hollywood.
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Just another method of control (and money) for the government, if passed.
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Wait... Was Santa on the list at the time the poll was made? I didn't see him when I voted. Shoot. Aw well.
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Who's been the most consistently famous, with worldwide acclaim, and been around for at least two centuries?
Dracula, no doubt about it.
Sherlock Holmes doesn't have worldwide acclaim, I don't think, despite been consistently famous in the West and been around for the time period described by the question.
I think Superman and Batman have the best chances of being great challengers. Harry Potter isn't really remembered for his character, but the world his character is in. Harry Potter land is still pretty awesome though. Most of the world have seen at least one James Bond film, but I don't think he's been consistently famous. Tarzan has the same problem, but worse.
Everyone else on this list aren't that famous.
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Looking forward to this one.
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Sure. Why not? Japan already has Pachinko and lotteries.
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I don't know why you guys are getting down-voted. Your comments are valid.
Sometimes, people are too eager to take "victims'" claims as proof. It may or may not have happened. But, that doesn't mean we should take these claims lightheartedly. We should take them seriously, and then investigate and verify their veracity. And, just because she is a woman doesn't automatically mean she was assaulted by a male. Come on, people. Get your heads out of the sand.
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If the Leftists and SJWs want to get butt hurt again, why not? Do a recount.
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This really ticks me off. How dare they cast Scarlett Johansson in this iconic role. She's 100% human. Not one artificial limb or synthetic neuron strand to be found. She can't even lift a car by herself. Terrible casting choice.
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