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Posted in: Is Darvish into last stretch with Rangers, his 1st MLB team? See in context

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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Posted in: Japan hangs 2 inmates, including one seeking retrial See in context

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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Posted in: NHK sorry over Hitler T-shirt worn by talk show guest See in context

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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Posted in: Big questions remain in U.S. destroyer's collision with container ship See in context

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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Posted in: School children denied access to public seats at city assembly See in context

The kids at least had the opportunity to see how useless and incompetent government is.

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Posted in: Security cameras to be introduced on JR Yamanote Line trains See in context

Safety over freedom. Yay!

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Posted in: Drug addict spared prison in rare court decision lauded as example See in context

Agreed, Cricky.

What addicts need is company and fellowship to get over their problems, not isolation.

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Posted in: 6 years sought for man caught by police using GPS without warrant See in context

Yoda voice

Disaster, Japan's criminal justice system is.

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Posted in: Japan approves security plan for 2020 Games See in context

Yay for potential tyranny!

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs schools to use banned imperial order as teaching materials See in context

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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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan face significant levels of discrimination, survey shows See in context

Sounds like there are a lot of snowflakes here.

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Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers See in context

Over the top reaction. Get over it.

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Posted in: China says it hopes new Japanese carrier doesn't mark return to militarism See in context

"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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Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids See in context

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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Posted in: Welcome hug See in context

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Posted in: As N Korean missile threat grows, Japanese lawmakers argue for first strike options See in context

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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Posted in: Disney to feature first gay scene in 'Beauty and the Beast' See in context

Leftist pandering. No surprise from Hollywood.

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Posted in: 'Fat taxes' could save billons in healthcare costs: study See in context

Just another method of control (and money) for the government, if passed.

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Posted in: Who would you say has been the most famous fictional character of the past two centuries? See in context

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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Posted in: Who would you say has been the most famous fictional character of the past two centuries? See in context

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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Posted in: '24: Legacy' may be even better than the original See in context

I recommend the original series, at least through season 5.

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Posted in: After 28 year-journey, Scorsese's faith movie 'Silence' arrives See in context

Looking forward to this one.

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Posted in: Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan president's call See in context

Taiwan #1

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Posted in: The government hopes to get a casino bill passed in the Diet this month. Do you think casinos should be legalized in Japan? See in context

Sure. Why not? Japan already has Pachinko and lotteries.

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Posted in: 'Westworld' actress Evan Rachel Wood reveals she was raped twice See in context

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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Posted in: Trump slams recount push as a scam; says election is over See in context

If the Leftists and SJWs want to get butt hurt again, why not? Do a recount.

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Posted in: 'Ghost in the Shell' makers defend Johansson casting See in context

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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Posted in: Trump wins White House; Clinton concedes defeat See in context

I'll be honest, I didn't care for either candidate, but I love seeing leftists eating crow. Thanks, Trump victory.

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Posted in: Sinkhole in Hakata See in context

Every time I see one of these, it seems like it's photo-shopped. That's pretty crazy. I'm curious how these sinkholes happen and what can be done to prevent them.

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Posted in: Newborn baby left on Tokyo park bench See in context

Is giving a baby for adoption expensive in Japan?

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