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Posted in: Some people argue that mandating anyone to wear face masks during the pandemic is a violation of human rights. Do you agree? See in context

It's not a matter of rights; it's a matter of life or death (possibly the offender; probably others he/she could infect).

To those who choose not to wear a mask, even some in places where your local gov't requires it: You're not procreating, are you? We don't need your imbecility in the gene pool...

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

Darn! And I liked Disney, though I don't watch sports very much. Well, not going to buy anything Disney, now.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law See in context

The only surprise here is that China waited this long to implement the inevitable.

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Posted in: 83-year-old man arrested for beating wife to death See in context

Punched her in the face (unfortunately leading to her death)? He didn't love her. Axxhxxx. Hope he does jail time for the rest of his days. RIP, dear lady.

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Posted in: University student consulted with police before being killed by acquaintance See in context

J-police training manual: If one of those pesky citizens comes to you for help, please use the following list to determine if you should help them:

Does it interfere with your speed trap duties? If yes, decline request.

Does it interfere with your giving directions duties? If yes, decline.

Does it cause you to actually think about doing the right thing? If yes, decline.

Having lived in Japan for nearly 20 years, I have found the J-police to be as useful as a drop of water for a raging inferno.

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Posted in: The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks See in context

Apparently, "stupid" has no threshold.

@rainyday: Just to make sure we're on the same page here, you know the Civil War wasn't fought primarily over the slavery issue, right? You do know that the southerners weren't the only ones with slaves, right? You do know that the northern industries did their best to keep the south from further and better industrializing, right? You did graduate from high school, right?

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Posted in: Wyndham rebrands 2 all-suite hotels in Japan See in context

Oh . . . please don't send me into that briar patch . . .

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Posted in: Man arrested for kicking pregnant woman in Sapporo See in context

Dang good thing I didn't see him do it...

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context

Eye for an eye, tooth . . .

Lock him in a car for 7 hours in the heat

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Posted in: Soap dispenser in Tokyo public toilet switched with one full of acidic liquid See in context

Moronic C-O-W-A-R-D

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Posted in: Goldfish swimming in traditional Japanese ‘raindrop’ jellies are a refreshing summer sweet See in context

Love how the Japanese are always trying to come up with something new or different. This is especially true with wagashi, but we see it in other sweets, bakery items, drinks, etc. In the States, it's the same old crap, stuck on supermarket register racks or shelves; hope you like it, cuz that's all you have to choose from.

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Posted in: Goldfish swimming in traditional Japanese ‘raindrop’ jellies are a refreshing summer sweet See in context

Love how the Japanese are always trying to come up with something new or different. This is especially true with wagashi, but we see it in other sweets, bakery items, drinks, etc. In the States, it's the same old crap, stuck on supermarket register racks or shelves; hope you like it, cuz that's all you have to choose from.

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Posted in: Parents sent to prosecutors for abusing 6-year-old daughter See in context

Falls under the category of The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves. As her biological parents (notice I didn't just say "parents"), I wonder how it feels to know that on your very best day, you're a POS?

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Posted in: 'Gone with the Wind' removed from HBO Max after racism protests See in context

Color Purple's gotta go, too!

Oh wait, can't. That's an O.W. film.

Well, how 'bout Roots?

Oh wait, can't. That stars C. Tyson, an activist.

Hmm . . .

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Posted in: For shame: Why were people so hard on pachinko businesses that stayed open? See in context

Yes, they're run by yakuza and also by Koreans. Their staying open (the ones that did) was -purely- money motivated, with zero concern for people's health. Given the very close proximity of seats, row after row, they should have been forced to close during the State of Emergency. Geeez, if anyone could weather the shutdown period without suffering much/any financial stress, it would be the thugs who own/run pachinko shops.

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Posted in: Police arrest suspect in Kyoto Animation studio arson attack that killed 36 See in context

Excellent candidate for that Special Place in Hell..

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Posted in: Fed-up residents seeking tidy toilets demand municipalities clean up their act See in context

Japanese consider outside their own home to be somebody else's problem and accept that it's going to be dirty (among other adjectives I could use here). IMO, those required to clean train station and/or public toilets probably, in the Japanese mind, rank right up there with the eta of days past.

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Posted in: Russia proposes shelving jurisdiction issue in isle talks with Japan See in context

What?1!!?! The Russians can't be trusted?? Oh, pshaw...

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Posted in: 3 youths arrested for throwing concrete blocks from bridge onto expressway See in context

"But, but . . . they're our precious, little darlings, who have been pampered from day 1.  Why, there's no way they can know the diff between right and wrong.  That happens, magically, when they turn 20 (currently)."

Uh huh.  Show of hands of all who believe that.  Humans have always learned actions have consequences growing up, good or bad, and the Japanese are no different.  The 3 subhuman pigs in the story, however, chose to ignore that and prove what badass cowards they are. 

Clearly it's time for Japan to lower legal adulthood to 18, but pls refer to my "But, but.." comment above.

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Posted in: Escape lockdown with a VR tour of the National Museum of Nature and Science See in context

Ditto. It takes me forever to get through some parts of a museum, as I like to read everything about this or that.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan gears up for summer with first ever Ramune McShake See in context

I want one (or two . . . hundred). McD, Sutaba, KitKat, etc., in Japan are very creative. 'Tis not the case in the States.

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Posted in: Mother, ex-boyfriend arrested over fatal abuse of her 4-year-old son See in context

These brain dead, but biological 'mothers' should be required by law to stop taking Stupid Pills and hooking up with a 'boyfriend', who quickly figures out her child is in the way. No doubt, "If you really love me, let's get rid of the kid." If only Japan had an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth law and would sanction me to return his and her treatment of the kid in kind. It would be my pleasure!

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Posted in: Death penalty finalized for man who killed 19 disabled people See in context

A fitting candidate for "Good riddance to bad rubbish."

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

Totally ditto HBJ: "The lack of common sense and flexible thinking in this country is quite often scary." May I add to that that the J police are ... let's see ... what's beyond "useless"? And their justice system is, at best, whimsical.

A few years ago, a foreign guy got off a train and was going up the stairs when a Japanese guy just came up from behind and kicked him in the leg. ?? So, the guy grabbed him by the arm and took him to a koban, only to be told he (the foreigner) could be charged with assault.

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

IMO: I've never thought the death penalty serves as a deterrent, but I do believe in it, as it serves justice, which I think is a large step away from revenge.

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Posted in: Ripe for recovery: How super sweet peaches are helping Fukushima's farming sector See in context

Was in Tokyo on 20200311. Felt the quake, saw the tsunami on TV, and followed the government's lies about the radiation. Afterward, when produce from Fukushima started appearing on grocery shelves, I -very much- wanted to buy them to help the farmers there, but was unwilling to do so, due to radiation concerns . . . a risk I'm not willing to take for myself nor my family. --- The article mentions the radiation, but then says the farmer then decided to grow the sweetest peaches possible, so people would buy them. ?? Whut?? Never mind the radiation; they're sweet! Illogical.

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

I mentioned the same thing to my wife a month ago. It's a no brainer.

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

finally - Finally - FINALLY!!!!! The lower court ruling was so egregious, the judge then should now be sent to prison, along with the so-called (biological only) father.

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Posted in: Hershey’s matcha chocolate cereal lets green tea enthusiasts start their day right See in context

Wish it were available here in the US. One cereal maker here does make an awesome chocolate shredded cereal with low sodium and great for snacking, but apparently the other cereal companies are fighting to keep it off the shelves since it would take up already valuable shelf space for their own products.

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

2 things: -Don't know whether J cremations are high or low-fire, but ashes and some bone parts are both leftover. Special 'chopsticks' are used by parallel lines of attendees to put the bone parts in a container; that's why handling a food morsel to someone, say at home or restaurant, by chopsticks is bad etiquette.

The Japanese have an unwritten (rule? law?) that the family has responsibility for their family members, whether deceased or alive. My b-in-law's brother had some significant debt when he died, and the police called my b-in-law to pay it. In other countries, one's individualism and responsibilities are recognized as being separate, but not in Japan.

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