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Posted in: 'One Team', '#KuToo' buzzwords for 2019 in Japan See in context

I don't do "buzzwords." Too copycatty and conformist.

When did it become "cool" to do all the same things -- like say the same words, wear "hipster" glasses, grow big bushy beards, get tattoos, and so on -- as everyone else?

Being "cool" used to mean being different, an individualist. Now it seems to mean just being a copycatting drone.

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Posted in: Polanski cancels visit to Polish film school See in context

It's known as a fact that he raped a 13-year-old girl, and has probably sexually assaulted other girls and women. But Hollywood loves him, which is why I never again want to hear them virtue-signal about how much they care about women.

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Posted in: 80-year-old man, driving wrong way on expressway, killed in head-on collision See in context

How can you be driving and not notice that EVERYONE else is going in the opposite direction, swerving to avoid you and waving or honking their horns at you?

Dementia, perhaps.

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Posted in: Long hours of gaming adversely affect daily activities: survey See in context

A survey wasn't needed to determine this

Not to determine it, but to confirm it and to provide scientific evidence for it.

Even when it comes to things that "everybody knows," studies still need to be done.

Otherwise, there would be no evidence when we're asked, "Where is the evidence of that?"

Such studies provide that evidence.

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Posted in: Coldplay no-tour plan highlights growing climate awareness See in context

Meaningless virtue-signaling. They're still going to play music using instruments that are petroleum-based products. And they're still going to record that music on electronic equipment that is also petroleum-based, and that emits energy into the atmosphere.

This idea that we can destroy the earth just by living like civilized human beings is ridiculous. These enviro-alarmists have been so entirely sucked in by emotion and political ideology that they can't think logically.

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Posted in: White House handling of U.S.-Japan trade deal angers Democrats See in context

Everything that Trump does angers Democrats. Trump's very existence angers Democrats. I've never seen a bigger bunch of easily-triggered crybabies in my life.

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Posted in: Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope See in context

It is impossible to act on homosexual feelings within a marriage. The second sentence there is a contradiction.

From a Catholic moral standpoint, that is -- which is really the only standpoint being discussed here. Just to clarify.

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Posted in: Pope Francis to bring anti-nuclear message to Hiroshima and Nagasaki See in context

Hopefully he will also evangelize, inviting people in Thailand and Japan to accept Jesus Christ and receive baptism into His Church.

In fact, that should be his primary reason for traveling anywhere -- yes, even more important than the issue of nuclear weapons, as important as that is.

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Posted in: Do you find Japan's rising sun flag offensive? See in context

All sorts of things can be hijacked by people who falsely use them to advance their cause. That doesn't mean that the things themselves are to blame.

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Posted in: Former entertainer Tashiro arrested for 5th time over possession of drugs See in context

Do the hustle Today  04:28 pm JST

One of my foreign friends was sentenced to 8 months in prison for having less than a gram of pot on him. His visa was cancelled by the company he worked for and he was forced to leave Japan. This was his first and only offense This joker gets arrested five times for possession of ‘heavy’ drugs and has done very little jail time at all. Japan definitely is a land of contrasts.

I wouldn't say that he "has done very little jail time at all." He has been imprisoned twice, for a total of six years.

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Posted in: IOC apologizes for abrupt plan to move Tokyo Olympic races; Sapporo mayor not notified See in context

The 1964 Games in Tokyo were held from Oct. 10 to Oct. 24 -- precisely to avoid the midsummer heat & humidity, plus to avoid the typhoon season.

Why on earth didn't they schedule the 2020 Games for October as well???

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pokes fun at Japan comedians' 'bleach' comments See in context

"'Too sunburned' lol that's wild," Osaka wrote on Twitter. "I never get sunburned" by using a sunscreen, she added -- naming a local brand.

I read that the brand is made by one of her corporate sponsors. It's great that she turned it into a humorous opportunity to sell herself and her sponsor's product!

And that's how you handle some comedian's tasteless joke -- you don't whine and moan about it.

I've heard my ethnicity "slapped around" quite a few times. Like Naomi, I don't cry over it.

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Posted in: U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy See in context

NorthernlifeToday  08:34 am JST

Pompeo with zero evidence geez the Trump administration are trying their hardest to beat that drum....

Offering evidence at this point could compromise classified information, as well as secret operations and the intelligence agents carrying them out.

So, let's not leap to the conclusion that just because they're not offering evidence, it must automatically mean that they're fabricating things.

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Posted in: U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy See in context

Chip StarToday  08:21 am JST

I agree that Iran should not engage the US because Donny has demonstrated he lacks good faith. 

What makes you say he lacks good faith? He has repeatedly offered to have talks with Iran, but Iran refuses to budge until sanctions are lifted.

Even North Korea agreed to meet with Trump, despite sanctions not having been lifted.

So why won't Iran? And why are you blaming stalled talks on Trump instead of them?

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Posted in: Father's story about parenting on a train highlights Japan’s hidden prejudice against male parenting See in context

your first thought is not going to be "Oh, she is mad at her daddy." It's going to be, "Is that her daddy, or is he grabbing her?"

I think it's best to act on the side of caution

In other words, treat him as guilty until he proves himself innocent. The hallmark of a free society!

What other people would we say should be treated this way? Foreigners in Japan? Black people in America?

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Posted in: Father's story about parenting on a train highlights Japan’s hidden prejudice against male parenting See in context

simon gToday  07:18 am JST

“It’s not prejudice. It’s a fact that men are more likely to commit a crime against children.”

My thoughts exactly. Better safe than sorry.

It is NOT a fact that men are more likely to commit crimes against children. It is not a fact at all.

Do some research. Women are at least as likely, if not more so, to abuse and neglect children and otherwise mistreat them illegally. Studies confirm this.

Just glibly pronouncing men as being more likely to commit crimes against children? That's a vivid example of the very prejudice being referenced in this article.

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Posted in: S Korean media split on Seoul's move to end intel-sharing pact See in context

Moon and the rest of the SK government are being a bunch of drama queens.

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Posted in: Two elderly sisters found dead of apparent heatstroke in their home See in context

I'm not a medical professional, but from what I hear, elderly people's bodies simply cannot adjust to heat or cold the way younger people's bodies can.

Perhaps the heatstroke had set in without the two ladies knowing it or feeling its onset, by which time it was too late.

That's why the elderly really need someone to be with them, especially when it's very hot or very cold.

My grandmother, who died at 100, had to have the room temperature carefully controlled in her house the last several years of her life, because if it got too hot or too cold, her body wouldn't adjust and the doctor said it could be very dangerous for her.

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Posted in: China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong See in context

The British never should have returned Hong Kong to this repressive communist regime.

It never made an agreement to return Hong Kong to any such regime.

The agreement they made was with an entity called Qing China, which no longer exists. So why didn't that make the agreement null and void?

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy seriously injured after being struck by police car See in context

browny1 Today  04:42 pm JST

Hopefully the driver will be arrested on charges of "Professional negligence resulting in death".

Just "resulting in injury," I hope. The boy is still alive. I hope and pray he recovers.

It seems awfully unnecessary for the police to drive like that, just to bring someone in for a drug test.

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Posted in: Hanged killer still provoking human rights debate 22 years after execution See in context

Wow. We have just read all about Nagayama's sob story.

But not a word about the lives, activities, or dreams of his victims.

My goodness, their names aren't even included here. This report doesn't even have the decency to tell us. They've been totally de-humanized in the name of advancing a viewpoint.

It's too bad they never got a chance to establish a "legacy" that this multiple murderer has left, one that is now being glorified by a biased media outlet.

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Posted in: Under pressure from Trump, Israel bars U.S. Democratic lawmakers See in context

Omar and Tliab are calling this a "Muslim ban."

Baloney. It's not a Muslim ban. It's an anti-Semite ban.

Good on Israel for keeping out these two anti-Semitic nutjobs.

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Posted in: After shootings, Trump reins in his attacks - for now See in context

Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC actually said that these shootings are something that the Democratic side can capitalize on, for the 2020 elections.

Yes, she said that.

This is just the most recent -- and perhaps the most disgusting -- example of how the American left often seeks to politically exploit crises and tragedies.

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Posted in: 'The Rookie' star alleges sexual harassment, discrimination See in context

I have read more than a few stories about alleged cases of racism and sexism in that bastion of liberalism known as Hollywood.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

During the combined presidencies of Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, and GW Bush, there were a total of 23 mass shootings in America -- resulting in 218 deaths.

During Obama's presidency alone, there were 24 mass shootings resulting in 236 deaths.

I don't remember any blame for this being affixed to Obama -- at least not to anything near the level of vitriol as we see now being slung at Trump.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

There were 24 mass shootings during Obama's presidency.

And with few on-the-fringe exceptions, I don't recall anyone blaming him for them.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

It turns out that the Dayton shooter was against Trump, was a socialist, and who tweeted something about killing everyone who he considered a "fascist."

Stop blaming Trump. These mass shootings have been happening in America (and other countries) for decades. Many decades. Long before Trump ever even became famous, let alone became president.

Stop exploiting others' suffering to disgustingly demonize elected officials who you don't like.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

It turns out that the Dayton shooter was against Trump and was a socialist who tweeted "kill every fascist" before going on his rampage.

Stop blaming Trump, people. These mass shootings have been going on in America (and, yes, other countries) for decades. Whoever the president is at the time has nothing to do with it.

Anyone who tries to attribute the Dayton or El Paso shootings to Trump is worse than an idiot. He/She is disgustingly exploiting other people's suffering to advance their own politics.

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Posted in: 10 dead, 16 wounded in shooting in Dayton, Ohio See in context

takeda.shingen.1991@gmail.comToday  08:32 pm JST

Go after the gangs and the crazies

This is nothing to do with white right wing terrorists. As a right-winger, maybe you should do a better job policing your community?

It isn't surprising that the U.S. left is politicizing this.

The U.S. left politicizes everything -- sport, music, films, TV, education (starting from early primary school), science, religion. They politicize absolutely everything.

Now they are politicizing this -- blaming Trump, demonizing his supporters, and calling for "new gun laws" even though they did nothing about the issue when they ran the entire U.S. government -- the presidency and the Congress -- from 2009 to 2011.

The only times the U.S. left didn't politicize a mass shooting was (a) when a Bernie Sanders supporter shot several Republican representatives in Washington on a baseball ground, and (b) when an atheist committed a mass shooting at a church in Texas.

Americans seem to identify with their favorite politicians or political party the way sport fans get rabid over their favorite team. And while the U.S. right isn't innocent of this, it's the U.S. left that really goes overboard with it.

The U.S. left sees everything, absolutely everything, through a political lens -- with particular effort made to demonize their political opponents every chance they get.

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Posted in: 10 dead, 16 wounded in shooting in Dayton, Ohio See in context

lincolnmanToday  07:32 pm JST

The Trumpers here will all deny it but even deep down, they know its true. Trump has unleashed hate in America.

These horrible mass shootings never happened before Trump became president?

It's terrible that you are exploiting this terrible tragedy to make a political point, and to scapegoat those whose political views differ from your own.

Blame the gun, blame Trump and his supporters -- but no, don't blame the guy who actually pulled the trigger.

That would just make too much sense.

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