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Posted in: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs See in context

DAMN! I just wrote the following on May 5th, that didn't take long!!

Amazon.com Inc dismissed the idea of running a fully automated warehouse in the near future, citing the superior cognitive ability of humans and the limitations of current technology.

OK so as SOON as the tech is there, the people are GONO! While I understand productivity is good.... we are already at a place where a BLOODY WAREHOUSE job is seen like its some kind of high end high paying gig that will soon be on its way out...………

Folks this all isn't going to end well, hell its pretty awful now...….I wonder if Amazon realies it is killing the golden goose...ie its customers

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Posted in: China formally arrests Canadian ex-diplomat, businessman See in context

The Chinese govt is one UGLY MONSTER, as I have said many times the west helped create this monster china has become through allowing its students into their universities, in the 80s I saw first hand how Chinese students were buying up books etc just sucking in as much as humanly possible because IF they failed there were consequences back in the motherland!

And big biz has made it MUCH worse as they closed down manufacturing in the west & moved to china & then agreed to give away TONS of tech for lousy access

This is all coming home to roost

The longer we wait the higher the cost is going to be & it WILL BE HIGH & likely real nasty, I see a real clash coming & the West is largely at fault for the rise of china

I have no beefs with Chinese people, they are basically inprisoned to an extent & must shout the propaganda, they too will suffer greatly when the you no what really starts hitting the fan!!

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Posted in: Japan weighs downgrade of economic outlook, raising doubts on sales tax hike See in context

And while J-consumption tax may look low there are so MANY other taxes as well that get piled on that overall the people of Japan are really getting hammered & its getting painful to watch the country suffer while abe & his ilk just want to line the pockets of their friends who in turn toss many VERY THICK brown envelopes back in return for favours received.

In Japan corruption is basically legalized & THAT is why the debt is so high & prices as well giving all to often very low value for money spent!

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Posted in: Japanese seniors turning to flea market apps to declutter See in context

DTH

Sounds like you scored one of those good 80s fenders, well done!! Does it have  a JV serial #.

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Posted in: Japanese seniors turning to flea market apps to declutter See in context

I remember when I first landed here, the sodai gomi days blew my mind at the stuff people just tossed! I furnished my first place bigtime with furniture & kitchen stuff, LITERALLY it got me up & running, those were the days!

NOW if there is anything remotely usable people often scavenge it, my oh my what difference a couple decades make!

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Posted in: Japanese seniors turning to flea market apps to declutter See in context

I have been begging to mrs to start dealing with clutter...…….little success so soon I  will no longer have to ask, I will be doing it for her(as well as my clutter of course), come Chiba ken if you want to see some FIREWORKS LOL, wish me luck!

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Posted in: Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more U.S. beef See in context

kohakuebisu

Thx, that is probably a bit too small & I would want something to bake a bit as well as grill, I do see where that little unit would do the trick for some stuff!

I have a nice hibachi I have been using for about 15years now for when I want to chill & grill with some charcoal! And sit around & slowly cook chat & enjoy a few good beverages!

But al also hankering for something that could do a small chicken, foils wrapped fish etc, especially when I know it will get super smoky

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Posted in: Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more U.S. beef See in context

Thanks Tanoshii00 will look into those, while I have tons of space to use gas or whatever as I live in the sticks I wonder what the electrics are like these days, …..something to check out!

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Posted in: Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more U.S. beef See in context

Sounds like the soft threat before Donnie boy focuses(if you want to call it that LOL!) on Japan!

This guy is so clueless, LOOK at the size of the cut he has, way too big for the VAST majority of users by someone in Japan.

Anyone know where a guy can buy a GOOD, but smallish gas grill in Japan, I love BBQ on charcoal on my deck but a small gas grill would be great for year round use, not just for beef of course!

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Posted in: Avengers' Zoe Saldana: a superhero battling female stereotypes See in context

TH,

LOL, boy you REALLY are making an awful lot of assumptions! I merely  pointed out a lot of this stuff aint new, I don't feel threatened, just saying a lot of this stuff AINT NEW.

Nothing more nothing less, but feel free to read way more into things, so I can learn so much more about myself that I never knew!

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Posted in: Avengers' Zoe Saldana: a superhero battling female stereotypes See in context

Wow all these "new" ideas...……….hilarious, when I was a kid in the late 60s early 70s I had to vacuum, help prepare meals, cause mom worked, washed dishes, hell I even changed my sister diapers & I am male, THIS WAS NOT A RARE THING!!! I made a killing babysitting as well...…….

Having said that thankfully our house WASNT gender neutral...……...some of this stuff is just getting ridiculous, its like a fashion more than parenting etc, thank goodness I am not young now what a nightmare its becoming for everyone

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Posted in: 4 found dead in submerged car at Kagoshima Pref port See in context

Sad!......

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Posted in: Just add water: Salt battery could help renewable energy use See in context

Indeed, would be great to this tech work & take off!!

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Posted in: Japanese man jailed in Ecuador for trying to smuggle out insects See in context

2 years in prison seems excessive for taking cockroaches. Most people spray them!

Because the guy is a POACHER, an animal SMUGGLER, THAT is why he was jailed & rightly so! Common sense

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Posted in: 'Prince of Green Juice' pleads guilty to tax evasion See in context

OK...….the guy seems to be caught & admitted WITHOUT a forced confession...……..ok

Now what about Olympus, Toshiba, Tepco etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc et  etc there are TENS of THOUSANDS of companies that dodge taxes, how about going after some of the older rip off artists instead of going after young Japanese whipper snappers or gaijin!!!

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Posted in: Law revised to enforce child custody handovers See in context

...….well there is possible hope but will these amendment s be like labour laws, ie NOT ENFORCED AL ATT

time will tell but there are SO MANY precedents of Japan doing nothing I would not bet on it sadly!

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Posted in: Delays and long waits as Japan residents rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets See in context

Haha what a complete JOKE, I live in Japan, for almost 3decades, just clicked the link in the article & this pops up!

Tokyo 2020 Authorised Ticket Reseller List

You are seeing this page because you do not currently reside in Japan and will not be able to purchase tickets on this website.

However, you can purchase your Tokyo 2020 Olympic tickets from your country’s designated Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs) appointed by your National Olympic Committee.

You can find a list below of all currently appointed ATRs. Find the designated ATR of the country you currently reside in and visit its website. Please note that ticket sales may not have started yet in the region you reside in.

If you are unable to find the country you reside in on the list below, please note that an ATR may not be appointed yet for your region of residency. This list will be continuously updated so please check it regularly for the latest information.

Keep up to date with ticketing and other Tokyo 2020 news on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LINE, Twitter)

W...…...T.………….F!  Too hilarious!!

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Posted in: Fast-food chain Yoshinoya to sell beef bowl without rice See in context

DEFINITELY a good idea, I have been cutting down on rice consumption with GREAT results, so much so the Mrs has asked me to stop losing weight.

Will definitely try this & hopefully other places do similar!

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Posted in: Japanese tourist, husband charged in Hawaii sex assault case See in context

Scary stuff, hope these two do some serious time!!

Hope the victim can recover as best she can what an ordeal!

I wouldn't be surprised if this has happened to other tourists.....sends shivers down my spine, awful!

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Posted in: Prevention of animal hoarding takes on urgency in aging Japan See in context

People here only seem to be getting it half right, YES by all means, catch & fix strays, but people MUST STOP FEEDING strays, otherwise the problem will never go away!

To feed strays is to KILL strays, & even with fixing cats still leading HORRIBLE short lives, they still die of diseases, killed or wounded by cars etc.

Those that say their populations of strays are "stable"...…. well ok until MORE strays move in & have kittens and they will IF you are offering food, stop feeding & they strays will not hang around.

I know it sounds harsh but otherwise you are only doing half the task at hand.

I know, I keep three strays of various ages, catch & fix probably 10+ strays that myself & one other neighbor pay out of pocket for, BUT one guy insists to still feed them...…….and YES more strays show up, becomes a NEVER ending cycle, STOP FEEDING & by all means catch, fix & release!

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Posted in: Japanese women’s magazine’s list of traits for an ideal man is both understandable and baffling See in context

Can I show this to my wife & then ask her to divorce me because I don't meet all the "requirements" LOL!!!!

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Posted in: Video of Abe installing Canadian door knocker goes global See in context

….should have been a woodpecker not a beaver~!~!

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Posted in: Amazon dismisses idea automation will eliminate all its warehouse jobs soon See in context

Amazon.com Inc dismissed the idea of running a fully automated warehouse in the near future, citing the superior cognitive ability of humans and the limitations of current technology.

OK so as SOON as the tech is there, the people are GONO!  While I understand productivity is good.... we are already at a place where a BLOODY WAREHOUSE job is seen like its some kind of high end high paying gig that will soon be on its way out...………

Folks this all isn't going to end well, hell its pretty awful now...….I wonder if Amazon realies it is killing the golden goose...ie its customers

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Posted in: Japan begins last round of 'research' whaling off Pacific coast See in context

Can someone explain to me why Norwegian and Icelandic whaling which is much larger in scale than that of Japan attracts relatively little attention? To be sure, it gets some attention, but very little relative to that of Japan. If nothing else, Norwegian and Icelandic whaling should get some attention when condemning Japan because both countries sell whale meat to Japan. In effect they are doing stealth whaling for Japan.

BF,

Scroll to top of this page for your answer, you wont se Scandinavia Today or similar!

And yeah they don't lie about what they are doing.

I have often said Japan should just stick to a bit of coastal whaling & few would care or protest, after all the Antarctic  BS it seems Japan may well just do that!! Whodda thunk that !

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Posted in: Japan's child population falls for 38th year, hitting postwar low See in context

ifd66,

…..sigh, once again an oversimplification!! Japans problem is NOT just a decline in population but HOW it is declining, you and many others need to learn & understand what a population pyramid is & LOOK at Japans, Japan is on the road to extinction right now if things don't change.

I am ALL for overall decrease in humans, BUT one must look at populations & trends in areas concerned to see how bets to go about, simply just hoping for populations to drop can & DOES cause lots of problems(like in Japan) that are more than just relayed to the economy!

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Posted in: Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans See in context

Look I am NOT a fan of far right nut jobs NOR am I a fan of left wing nut jobs!

As I have said elsewhere before, while I may strongly disagree with a point of view, BANNING is a very bad idea, and it does seem that a bunch of loudmouths going on about being offended are making enough noise to get bans put in place in various media & elsewhere.

We also see these with speakers being cancelled or not allowed on campuses etc, IT IS getting BAD & this will come back on us all!

 

We are seeing a lot of bans, de-monetizing video's etc all because of simply disagreeing with IDEAS.

Again I see lots of nutters left & right. I say let them SPEAK, we CANT have them banned because they offend, offending is NOT a reason to ban, and people are now USING words like hate improperly & it is causing problems & they seem to be getting worse

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Posted in: M5.8 quake strikes off northeast Japan; no tsunami warning See in context

Good there is no tsunami that's for sure!

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Posted in: Ex-AKB48 singer Minami Takahashi gets married on 1st day of Reiwa See in context

Wish them well but that is a terrible picture!

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Posted in: American students pledge future salary to avoid debt See in context

While yanks have some of the best schools, tons are mediocre at best, the costs seem even more insane then where I am from.

This idea is interesting BUT as soon as I heard Wall Street was interested then I KNEW this has got too bad, I would urge yank students top be VERY careful how they structure their debt as they will have to pay one way for another!!!

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches See in context

Maybe these numbskulls should ask god what firearm he is packing pack the same...….

This is so beyond pathetic!

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