Kaoru Mugen comments

Posted in: 29-year-old Tokyo man arrested after letting schoolgirl live with him See in context

So let me get this straight, if a minor shown up to my door all blodied and bruised and said "My parent was drunk and got angry and out of control and beat me badly, can I stay here till the police comes?", am I to just shut the door in their faces because that would be seen as "kidnapping"? I mean.....from the eyes of the laws' perspective.

Yes. You'd also get called a predator and people would call for your castration, apparently.

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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

5-10 years ago I would've said this is ridiculous and unfair to the women, but since they spent all that time saying how they're just as strong and can obviously do everything any man can just as well... I'm now a proponent of true gender equality, and looking forward to seeing them prove those claims.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

Jesus, what's the deal with those beds? Are they expecting the athletes to turn into midgets upon entering the country or something?

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Posted in: Turkey deports Japanese man for eating cats See in context

Always found it highly interesting how people completely flip out about someone eating a cat or dog, calling them psychos, disturbed, sick etc. Meanwhile, they casually eat some meat from one of the tens of thousands of chickens, pigs or cows that get slaughtered every single day.

Double standards much? Either everyone who's not vegetarian is a psycho, or you're a hypocrite. Which one is it?

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Posted in: Bear shot dead after rampaging through Sapporo See in context

Are there no tranquiliser darts in Hokkaido for these eventualities?

Sure there are. They're called bullets, and they tranquilize permanently.

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Posted in: Why doesn't Father's Day carry the same importance as Mother's Day? Or does it? See in context

Gynocentric society, always has been.

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

Simple - sunk cost fallacy.

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Posted in: World Wide Web code that changed the world up for auction as NFT See in context

Any article dealing with NFTs and selling NFT artwork NEEDS to also talk about how controversial and awful they are.

Yeah, and every article covering a car crash needs to go over carbon emissions from cars. Hint: It's a bigger problem than NFTs.

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Posted in: Teacher in Japan literally picks up truant kid, carries him out of house to make him go to class See in context

Sooo instead of tackling the issue of their kid being bullied, they just... "respected his wishes to stay at home"? What kind of limp noodle response is that? Call the school, arrange a meeting with the principal, the teacher, the bully(ies) and their parents and suss it out!

Don't be silly, a kid getting bullied (potentially to eventual suicide) and skipping out on education is vastly preferable to a verbal confrontation!

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Posted in: Japan to lift state of emergency one month before Olympics See in context

The Olympics are just a colossal waste of money even under normal circumstances. Under these, should've just burned all the money that went into them, would have been way more time-efficient with the same result.

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Posted in: G7 back steps to deter tax dodging by multinational firms See in context

The most hated payment of all, TAXES.

I don't know? I'd put alimony and child support even higher in the hate hierarchy. Just saying

Not really. Alimony and child support only screw over people who made the decision to get married and have kids, taxes screw over everyone for merely existing.

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Posted in: Genes are injected into skin and blood cells to 'initialize' them so that iPS cells obtain the ability to turn into other cells again. Improving the method is anticipated to be used to stop cells from aging and rejuvenate tissues. See in context

Too bad this won't work for neural tissue, people may look younger and have less physical problems, but the mental abilities will go down the same.

Still, it's a step in the right direction. And less physical issues alone would make it a worthwhile avenue of research, no?

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Posted in: Crackdown on illegal maid cafes making maids rarer sight on streets of Akihabara See in context

Terrible HTML parsing in the editor ate up the last part of my comment, but basically - "insert more SJW insanity here".

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Posted in: Crackdown on illegal maid cafes making maids rarer sight on streets of Akihabara See in context

LOL, what doe maid Cafes have to do with "exploitation of young girls"?

Absolutely nothing, but it's 2021, so if it involves a woman in any way then she's obviously being exploited, oppressed by the patriarchy, a victim of the male gaze, .

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Posted in: Competitor fears Musk's SpaceX could 'monopolize' space See in context

We were too slow and our competitor is getting all the business.

This. If there are genuine increased risks of radio interference and collisions in this orbit, that should definitely be looked into and adjusted if necessary, but the only reason he's complaining about a potential monopoly is because he's not the one with the monopoly.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker says being LGBT goes against preservation of species See in context

So does capitalism. So does dumping radioactive water into the ocean. Nearly everything humanity does goes against preservation of the species, so what's his point?

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

The National Police Agency warned that many young people are not aware of the risk of drugs due to the circulation of "positive information online"

You mean... the hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies that have proven that marijuana is orders of magnitude safer than the widely and legally available alcohol and tobacco? Over and over again, for decades now? That "positive information"?

According to a survey involving 748 of the total offenders, just 16.7 percent said they were aware of the dangers of using cannabis.

See above. It's hard to be aware of dangers that don't actually exist, so I'm actually surprised that a whole 16.7% still seem to buy into the ridiculous reefer madness propaganda from 50 years ago.

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Posted in: Railway company employee arrested for voyeurism at train station See in context

uppies seem to be popular over here, I wonder why?

Because skirts are more common than in a lot of other countries, especially since it's a mandated part of school uniforms. More skirts - more opportunities for perverts to film up skirts - more perverts get caught.

And before someone inevitably blames me of "victim blaming"... no, I'm no saying girls and women should stop wearing skirts, or that it's their fault. Obviously, the pervs are in the wrong, and when caught punish them according to whatever the law dictates. Just stating one reason why it might be a more common occurrence in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

Oh boy... it may have its issues like every country, but Japan is one of the few bastions left standing against the SJW plague. If they fall, all hope is lost.

...overdramatic, I know. But seriously, this got ridiculous a few years ago, and it's still getting even more ridiculous by the minute.

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Posted in: No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world See in context

We now live in a society where giving private tech companies the authority to be the arbiters of truth is considered a good thing. May a nonexistent deity have mercy on us all.

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Posted in: EU tightens coronavirus vaccine export rules as third wave builds See in context

Vaccination is not stockmarket.

Of course it is. Are you under the impression that any of the companies producing vaccines are doing it for humanitarian purposes, out of the kindness of their hearts? Of course not, they're doing it because it's a profitable opportunity, and maximizing profit is the only thing any business is concerned with. It's their sole reason for existing.

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Posted in: Stuck ship in Egypt's Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide See in context

A skyscraper-sized cargo ship

"Skyscraper-sized" isn't a standardized unit of measure. Could've measured it in football fields, that's also ridiculous but at least semi-useful.

A lesson to be taken away would seem to be that ships this large should not be allowed through the Suez or Panama canals, because they are too difficult to control, and they too easily can shut down the canals.

No, the lesson would be that canals critical for global trade should be built wide enough to accommodate more than one ship.

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Posted in: Female financial analysts urge change in male-dominated profession See in context

But in the financial industry or in any white collar job position that don't require physical strength, both gender should be given equal opportunites. It is in these kind of jobs that men and women have equal credentials-both genders have intellectual skills.

Of course. Thing is, just because certain professions don't have a 50:50 gender split doesn't mean it's that way because of gender-based discrimination, yet that's the automatic assumption and presented as something that needs to be "fixed".

If 90% of applicants for any given position are male and 10% are female, would you expect the outcome (ie. people actually employed) to be 50:50? Of course not, that would be ridiculous, because statistically it means that plenty of qualified men didn't get the position while plenty of unqualified women did, for no other reason than to fill out an arbitrary gender quota based on the false premise that we need to have 50:50 representation in every conceivable profession for... reasons beyond comprehension.

Certain professions are male dominated, just like certain professions are female dominated, for the very simple reason that men are generally more interested in certain professions than women are, and vice versa.

The people most qualified to perform a certain job should be the ones hired, regardless of gender, race, nationality, etc. Period. Trying to enforce arbitrary quotas based on a factor that has nothing to do with the employees ability to perform their job is just insanity.

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Posted in: Female financial analysts urge change in male-dominated profession See in context

Funny how they're always advocating for equal representation for cozy well-paying positions like CEO and financial analyst, but I haven't once seen them asking for equal representation in garbage disposal, logging, working on oil rigs, etc. Gee, I wonder why?

You want equality and parity? No problem, but then we're implementing a 50:50 split across all professions. That's clearly the only truly equal and fair solution, no?

Of course, if you try to do that, they'll suddenly turn 180 degrees and fully embrace the "discrimination", claiming that men are more physically fit for certain jobs, that women have more responsibilities at home with children, etc.

Here we have a female financial analyst, complaining that females apparently can't be financial analysts. You can't make this stuff up.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of 4-year-old daughter See in context

Police said Suzuki has admitted to killing her daughter and then trying to kill herself. She told police she had become distressed over raising Haruha.

This lady deserves the presumption of innocence.

Um... what?

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Posted in: Online shopping: Have you had any trouble, such as items taking an unusually long time to arrive; they did not arrive at all; they were defective when they did arrive; or they were the wrong items? See in context

Check and make sure China is not involved anywhere in the chain.

Yeah, good luck with that.

But to answer the question... ordered online dozens of times over the years, never had an issue of any kind.

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Posted in: 'Everything evaporated' - Olympic overseas spectator ban hits Japan tourism See in context

The 1918 influenza has nothing to do with the influenza if today.

Today's influenza have totally different origins .

Their "origins" are irrelevant, they're different strains of the same virus. The 1918 influenza pandemic was H1N1, the 2009 influenza pandemic was a variant of H1N1 designated H1N1pdm09. And despite your claims that they have "nothing to do with each other", a third of people over 60 had antibodies against the new strain in 2009 because they were exposed to other variants of H1N1 earlier in their life.

Much like there are already multiple different strains of Covid-19, and many more will pop up over time. What next, are you going to claim these new variants magically aren't Covid-19 and should be ignored because they have slight genetic differences and therefore aren't the original strain?

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Posted in: Restaurant chain operator sues Tokyo gov't over COVID opening hour restrictions See in context

And for the restaurant that is trying to sue the Tokyo Government, if you win, you are taking tax dollars away from the same people you serve at your restaurants. Don't be selfish during a pandemic that has already killed thousands of people.

No, the government is taking tax yen away from all people, regardless of anything else going on. Those people pay the same amount of tax whether these guys win their case or not.

But hey, if your livelihood depended on your business that suddenly had to close and wasn't able to support you and your family anymore, I'm sure you wouldn't be "selfish" and would instead celebrate the occasion, all while tapping yourself on the back over how intelligent and empathetic to your fellow men you are.

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Posted in: 'Everything evaporated' - Olympic overseas spectator ban hits Japan tourism See in context

There will be a great surge in national and international traveling after Covid-19.

That's the thing, though. When exactly is this "after Covid-19"? It's been 100+ years from the influenza pandemic in 1918, and guess what - influenza is still here and very prominent. I wouldn't hold my breath that this state of affairs is ending anytime soon.

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