JBird comments

Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman See in context

Being a woman anywhere is fraught with danger, but in Japan, never be alone and avoid crowded public transport.

I agree there are dangers everywhere and more needs to be done, but your comment is also a huge exaggeration. For example, to put things into perspective, the US has an average of over 1,200 reported major sexual assaults per day. Most don’t even make the local news and certainly never the national news.

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Posted in: Osaka to raise COVID-19 alert to highest level amid record cases See in context

Ok we all know that the vaccines don't prevent infection or transmission.

They don't seem to be preventing hospitalizations either.

Why black and white? Prevent? Like in zero cases? Bronco, perhaps you could give us an update on what the infection, hospitalization, and death ratios would be if no one were vaccinated? Without that you can’t say the vaccines are effective, but I know that goes against your narrative so I doubt we’ll hear from you on this!

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Posted in: Kishida cautious about Japan acquiring nuclear-powered submarine See in context


In that case the LDP will continue to prioritize nuclear submarines, …

In your haste to say something negative about the LDP it’s clear you didn’t even read the article, or at least not carefully enough to understand.

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Posted in: Zelenskky says Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun See in context

No iam not supporting Putin

Anyone that needs to add this to the end of every post is most likely doing just the opposite of what it says!

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Posted in: Princess Mako diagnosed with PTSD; to marry Kei Komuro on Oct 26 See in context

gakinotsukai Today  05:08 pm JST

Being rich doing nothing is worth some media coverage no ?

Not really…

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context

ZaphodToday  06:34 pm JST


As they did about the Trump administration, the Obama administration, the Clinton administration, and the (fill in the blank) administration. Remember, you’re talking about the Global Times!

Err, no. Obviously, you have not been reading the Global Times. They totally hated Trump because he acted against CCP interest. The did not gloat about his weakness, because there was none to gloat about. And they were very friendly towards Obama, because he was pro China.

Obviously you have no idea what I read! But, just for fun, can you guess where this paragraph talking about Trump is from? If you guessed GT you win!

“Trump, who was mockingly called by Chinese netizens an "American comedian" with his Chinese nicknames "Chuan Jianguo" (meaning "Trump builds China" in Chinese) and "Dong Wang" (meaning a man self-claimed as a king who "knows everything"), was the hottest public figure on Weibo in 2020 for having the most hot topics on the trending list.”

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context


Harris can "accuse" the CCP in some speech in Singapore, but the fact is that if you read the CCP mouthpiece "Global Times", you will see that the CCP is in fact gloating about the weakness and incompetence of the Biden administration.

As they did about the Trump administration, the Obama administration, the Clinton administration, and the (fill in the blank) administration. Remember, you’re talking about the Global Times!


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Posted in: Texas Democrats continue holdout, don’t show for new session See in context

Nothing at all intellectual about bailing on a bill that you know that will inevitably pass. Yeah, makes perfect sense. Lol

Sounds like the group in the Senate that is trying to delay vote on the infrastructure package, doesn’t it?

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Posted in: Court denies Belarus sprinter's legal bid to run in Olympics See in context


Yes, I can certainly agree with that!!

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Posted in: Court denies Belarus sprinter's legal bid to run in Olympics See in context


i’ve tried to understand your comment but really can’t understand what you want to say! I assume your using devushka in the Russian sense but after that I’m lost. It almost certainly seems I completely disagree with you but would like to understand what your trying, and failing, to say before I do.

Could you try again, perhaps with the help of a friend that speaks English?

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases rising again in U.S., doubling over three weeks See in context

@Commodore Perry Today  10:19 am JST

CNN viewers will be upset about my first comment, but reality is reality.

I don’t watch much CNN or FOX but I think that everyone, with the possible exception of some Orange Cult members, know your first comment is demonstrably false and just a poor attempt to spread misinformation. /smh

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Posted in: Top court says laws requiring married couples to have same surname constitutional See in context

Back when I married, a Japanese woman was not allowed to change her name when marrying a foreigner.

Correct, if she wanted to change her name she had to go to family court or it was not possible.

Until the 90s if a foreigner was naturalized they had to choose a Japanese name that could be written in Yamato kanji. Fortunately that has passed and a foreign name in kana is acceptable now.

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Posted in: COVID-19 turnabout—pandemic in Japan unexpectedly revives, instead of exterminates, a dying art See in context

Actually licensed radio operators have increased in most countries during the pandemic. The US has over 800,000 licensed Amateur Radio Ops and increasing, faster than Japan by the way. India has also seen a large increase. It’s a hobby, socially distanced by design, and has little to do with cell phones or the the internet, which most vies as tools…

It certainly has nothing to do with “not adapting to modern living” in any country!

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Posted in: Chinese envoy to Japan calls Quad grouping 100% outdated See in context

I mean who could trust a country that has zero poverty, high home ownership, happy citizens and a hugely popular government, right?

Doesn’t sound like the China I lived in at all!

Zero poverty? Happy Citizens? Hugely popular government? Home ownership is quite high, even if it’s for reasons that are much different from other countries I’ll agree to that one. I guess 1 out of 4 isn’t so bad when talking about the CCP.

The “army” is out in mass today! lol

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Posted in: Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; U.S. suspects Russian origins See in context

Oh, and speaking of those year’s wasn’t that during the time Republicans had Nixon and Ford running thing? 

Carter was President, nice try.

Sorry, I lived too and it started with the oil embargos around 72/73 when Nixon was president and continued through the successive Ford administration. Carter became president in 1977.

Nice try though...

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Posted in: Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; U.S. suspects Russian origins See in context


Here we go, it's like back in 1976 with the gas shortages along the East Coast and Biden has just dug a bigger hole for himself politically

I’m not sure how this is like the oil/gas shortages of the 70’s, but OK...

Oh, and speaking of those year’s wasn’t that during the time Republicans had Nixon and Ford running thing? Good thing that a Democrat took over in 1977 and got things back on track, at least as far as the gas shortages.

Still don’t see how this relates to Biden though as the causes, and solutions, were entirely different.

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Posted in: U.S. states scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes See in context

The only thing he achieved in his first 100 days is the failure of the vaccinations and stunting the growth of the economy he inherited.

lol Do you actually believe that?

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Posted in: Man arrested after spitting on store manager who asked him to wear mask See in context

You’re right, not 30 times!

Actually, according to worldmeters, the deaths/1M in Japan is 74. In SD it’s 2,192. That’s only 29.6 times Japan’s death rate. Certainly not 30 times! /s

Seapig, If I had that much trouble reading statistics, Id keep my mouth shut.

I would certainly suggest that you follow your own advice, Bob. It seems quite sound.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Does any of this make sense?

They also argue that jumping bail is not a crime under Japanese law. That is technically accurate,

Japanese prosecutors say they have enough evidence to convict the Taylors.

If convicted, the Taylors face up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 300,000 yen.

They were arrested for something that “technically isn’t a crime” but prosecutors say they have enough evidence of that non-crime to convict them.

Sounds like a fishing expedition to me...

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

will not be indicted immediately but will likely face charges after an investigation is concluded.

So it means they were extradited without any charges even being filed against them?

It will be interesting to see what charge the prosecutors eventually make.

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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context


Which home center -please share!

Saw PCR test kits at Costco. A bit over ¥7,000, I think.

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Posted in: Japan urges China to ensure new coast guard law follows int'l law See in context

"Japan urges China to ensure new coast guard law follows int'l law".

Why ?

Akie must be insinuating that China won’t follow int’l law anyway so it’s a waste of time urging them to do so

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Posted in: Daughter left mother's body in freezer for 10 years See in context

@ Lamilly you said if she was keeping the pension she would have kept up with the rent. That is 100% your own assumption and is not based in any evidence or fact. She could keep the pension and spend it on alcohol or Pachinko or host clubs. Or maybe she took it out the money and threw it in the street.

Actually that she was getting a pension is also an assumption because it doesn’t say that in the article. The article does say the mother was “thought to be” around 60 at the time of death. From that one could also assume that she was too young and not yet receiving a pension. A lot of missing fact here...

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Posted in: What next for Trump? Golf, Twitter and maybe another run? See in context


Oh, with a following of over 120 million, he should, he really should.

If he has over 120M followers why did on 70M vote for him? Are you/he claiming the other 50+M were stolen?

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Posted in: Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus See in context

so wheres the link? mine says nothing about stay home.

You do realize that essential workers have a different standard, dont you?

And there’s the problem, essential worker!

The Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors and essential workers. Campaigning by the VP is not included anywhere and, since Pence isn’t classified as an essential worker by Trump’s own directive he is supposed to quarantine for 14 days. Trump is again moving the goal posts to fit what he wants, the hell with everyone else!

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Posted in: Trump records show Chinese business pursuits and bank account: New York Times See in context

You have to have a local bank account if you want to do any onshore business there. By law. 


This says a lot more though!

It is Trump, however, who maintained an office in China during his first run for president, and partnered with a major government-controlled company

But since Trump seems to be a government-controlled (CCP, that is) president then it makes perfect sense.

He knows he’s losing the race and with nothing else he is resorting to scandals, not to help himself but to try and damage his opponent.

Lock him up! Lock him up!

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Posted in: Trump sets hectic campaign pace as his party frets See in context

And even Trump said in Georgia that "maybe I'll have to leave the country" if Biden wins 

Going to visit Snowden?

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Posted in: Trump, Biden plan dueling town halls instead of scrapped debate See in context

I'd bet my last dime Trump's townhall gets more participants and viewership than Biden's.

I think you’re right.

The Nuremberg rallies were pretty popular in their day too. 

You're saying Trump is Hitler. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.


I don’t think he’s saying Trump is Hitler. He’s just saying Trump is a wannabe and is using the same tactics.

Trump-Pence 2020 landslide defeat!

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Posted in: Trump returns to White House See in context

Mr. Trump is being treated with dexamethasone, a powerful steroid recommended for use to treat severe cases of COVID-19. The drug can carry serious psychological side effects, but Conley said the president has not exhibited any of them yet.

I found this statement by Trump’s doctor interesting. Especially the last sentence.

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Posted in: Biden: Trump ignores pandemic, stokes unrest, solves neither See in context

Trump’s advisers hope that his stance – which includes falsely accusing Biden of wanting to “defund the police” — shifts attention away from the pandemic

Even though the false “defund the police” allegation has been throughly debunked and, in to put it bluntly, another outright lie by the Trump side they continue to use it at every opportunity. Sling enough **** & lies and hope that some stick. This seems to have become Trump’s main campaign tool, although he’s proven himself very adept at misleading through lies over the past 4 years...

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