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Posted in: Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs See in context

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Not living the suite life ;)

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Posted in: Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs See in context

Tom:

In a Canadian bunker with Selena Gomez, zack and cody, and all the other early 2000s stars.

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Posted in: Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs See in context

Where do I apply for celebrity money?

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Posted in: Piko Taro redesigns signature song as hand washing melody See in context

Um, that's not PPAP then, its HS...that's it

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Posted in: Teacher suspended for slapping student on head and kicking him for 35 minutes See in context

TheFu:

My thoughts exactly. The teacher probably tried to have the student removed from the classroom for his disruptive and disrespectful behaviour that can quickly spread like a virus. The board, however, likely did nothing. Now he acted (in the wrong, but still) and the board finally does something, but not against the student. Where are the teacher advocates out there? If we had teacher advocates half as vocal as the student advocates here, then it wouldn't have escalated to this level as the board would have had pressure to remove the student before it could get out of control.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Buys, not guys...edit button, please.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Also, I wouldn't mind single-payer for all things everybody guys - basic food, education, housing, and medical. We have education as socialized, even in the US - hardly a communist dystopia. Medical is covered in all but one first world country. Why not the other 2? Just have cards for each instead of using money. Can still buy over and above (non-basic food, 5 bedroom house [prorated from the allotted 3 bedroom on housing card, for example]).

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Joe blow:

UBI and cashless societies are not a bad idea. Hardly communist. Many countries are cashless already, bit I guess using a credit card is dystopian. UBI would replace a myriad of different welfare programmes and get rid of much bureaucracy - both conservatives and progressives should be able to get something from that. Cheers.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

I think she needs more mics.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Maybe a govt credit card should be issued since shops can refuse to take credit cards. Legal tender card. Cant say no then.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

My cruise ship for olympics idea would be good to book now since they are highly discounted...wonder why?:]

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

They could just postpone till cooler in tokyo, like October or march next year. That way the issue of athletes passing out in the heat is addressed too...and they get to stay in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Trump calls himself 'wartime president' as he battles virus See in context

That's been the case for ever for the us. We've had peace presidents for only 20 something years of us existence. I'd like to see more peace presidents.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people at care facility See in context

We used to exile people back in the day.

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Posted in: Trump to nominate Hudson Institute CEO Weinstein to be U.S. ambassador to Japan See in context

Unlucky name right now. He will be associated with that Weinstein surname, just like Rudolph Hitlr and Jimmy Dahmer. Definitely not equating their actions, just the publicity of their names.

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested after reserving and canceling 1,873 seats at 2 baseball games to get more space See in context

Why was he arrested? Sounds like the company needs to adjust its reservation policy. Ian doesnt expect to get arrested if he returns too many things to walmart, even if bought elsewhere. That's the fault of their policy, just like here. Let the police handle the real crimes, no the corporate booboos brought on by their own fault.

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

The parents could have had social worker come regularly and inspect the housing parents provided and food. The state did nothing and is complicit . How many years is the minister for health & Welfare and the prime minister getting for not providing services for the parents? The parents chose to try at least (miserably). Did the state even bother? Where is the outrage at the state?

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

Guess parents should have kicked her out at 18. They're wishing they had done that now...

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Posted in: Court scraps acquittal of man; sentences him to 10 years for raping daughter See in context

For those that are criticizing the first judge: know that he was following the letter of the law and showing judicial restraint. The second judge was showing judicial activism. All well and good, but just remember, that judicial activism has been responsible for judge-made laws in common law countries - not just abortion rights, but the rights of corporations to spend unlimited funds for a political candidate (buying the elections). While civil law countries have less opportunity to engage in precedent overriding laws, wouldn't it be best to change the law and specify so judges can act more uniformly?

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Posted in: Eilish's 'Bad Guy' named top global song of 2019 See in context

Is she cosplaying with that green hair?

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Posted in: Japan to expand anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines See in context

Sir-bentley28:

I see it more as a tv station illegally obtained a show. You watched that show on that tv station. Should you be held responsible or should the tv station?

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Posted in: Politician apologizes for ¥8.9 mil face mask price gouging See in context

No price gouging. Let the govt set prices for all products, eh comrade?

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Posted in: Japanese model gives tutorial on converting bras to masks See in context

Seen someone wearing a female pad too - no sewing required.

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Posted in: No fans, no fun: Athletes uneasy over empty-arena solutions See in context

Why are sports players in contact with each other? They should tele-sport or e-sport. Safer.

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Posted in: Politician apologizes for ¥8.9 mil face mask price gouging See in context

Where is the condemnation of people buying houses for cheap, then selling when the housing market is expensive? For being inflated for location? Should everyone living in tokyo get the refund difference for the price of their property as if they were in Aomori countryside? Land is more a human right than a mask.

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Posted in: Abe in dilemma as coronavirus response could cut both ways See in context

The smiling face mask is funny. Isnt that from some murder comedy?

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Posted in: Twitter broadens ban on 'dehumanizing' comments See in context

And yet, trump is still not banned

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Posted in: Twitter broadens ban on 'dehumanizing' comments See in context

Wasn't aware that disease is a protected class.

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Posted in: Some areas short of Japanese-language teachers for children with foreign roots See in context

I remember back in the States, schools in a southern state were lamenting they couldn't find quality teachers. They paid $28,000. Who can afford to pay for licenses and degrees required, nevermind a home?

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Posted in: Some areas short of Japanese-language teachers for children with foreign roots See in context

Licenses and degree requirements create an artificiality and adjust supply. Wages (or lack thereof commensurate with degrees and licenses) do the same. Either remove license and degree requirements and pay the same, or keep license and degree requirements and pay more.

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