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Posted in: Dentist arrested over possession of 3 modified model guns See in context

They should have done a cavity search.

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Posted in: Caution as G7 leaders vow to stop Iran building nuclear weapons. See in context

BEWARE!! Israel will do anything possible to undermine the success of this agreement and so will the Zionist members of Congress. They do not represent the American majority.

We'll see how the new Israeli government reacts. Don't forget its been Netanyahu for the last 15 years creating chaos and instability in the area.

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Posted in: Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule See in context

Good riddance. See you in The Hague Bibby.

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Posted in: Israel parliament poised to vote on anti-Netanyahu gov't See in context

Because of your policies Israel stands as the leader in the Middle East, and as there only democracy there, which is why Arabs prefer living in Israel than in any other Arab country.

I thought Iraq was a democracy. No? Not there yet? I wonder which country receives more aid from American tax-payers, Israel or Iraq? I'd happily live in Gaza, the West Bank, Saudi Arabia, even Syria than live in Netanyahu's Israel.

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Posted in: China cautions G7 that 'small' groups don't rule the world See in context

The G7 are planning to offer developing nations an infrastructure scheme that could rival Xi's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.

I hate to say it, but G7 countries, especially the United States and Japan have made fortunes off cheap Chinese labor and consumer goods. If they had hoped China would remain a developing country for eternity, boy were they wrong. The chickens are coming home to roost.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested over video voyeurism in girl’s toilet at elementary school See in context

Reminds me of the time I was using a public restroom in Kyoto and some guy stuck a camera over the stall wall and tried to film me taking a dump. These pervs are everywhere!

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Posted in: MTV Video Music Awards set for September 12 in New York See in context

Does MTV even show music videos anymore? Moreover, of the recent music videos I have seen on YouTube, rarely do they have anything to do with a song's lyrics. For example, "Fast Car" by Jonas Blue which was a cover of Tracy Chapman's song, featured a guy on a horse and a girl on a motorbike and had nothing to do with the song's true meaning. Very disappointing that they make such garbage.

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Posted in: Musk, Bezos, other billionaires avoid U.S. income taxes: report See in context

One thing is that at least the tech billionaires are funding technologies and innovation that may lead to an advancement in humanity.

Sure, or maybe they can help fund "gain of function" research like Bill Gates and Jeremy Farrar and screw the entire planet. Sure, these guys might have good intentions, but when they screw up they sure know how to cover their tracks.

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Posted in: Musk, Bezos, other billionaires avoid U.S. income taxes: report See in context

When you are rich enough that you don't have to pay yourself a salary and most of your assets are tax free until you 'realize the gains' in the distant future, there is a problem. If I were able to put virtually all of my salary directly into the stock market (into my own company) and not pay any taxes for years, I could get FAR ahead of the guy that is taxed every month on his earnings.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't plans to remove around 4,000 km of overhead power lines See in context

Japan has always presented itself externally as a country that likes cleanliness, order.

Yes, but part of that order is keeping things the same, like its school calendar, child custody laws, or hankos.

The main reason used not to put the cables underground was earthquakes this has been stated by engineers over and over again.

But that hasn't stopped Japanese engineers from digging tunnels for highways and trains/subways. I bet they could figure out how to encase power cables in flexible earthquake proof materials of some sort.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't plans to remove around 4,000 km of overhead power lines See in context

Interesting. On Saturday out in rural Saitama while I was out jogging I saw a helicopter slowly and closely following a high voltage power line. Could have been the news media or perhaps just some power company getting excited about something.

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Posted in: Japanese rice dealers turn to China amid domestic consumption drop See in context

I started eating more rice last year after buying several kgs because I thought there would be a food shortage at the start of the pandemic. Boy was I wrong. I still have lots of rice left. I think if the J-gov encouraged people to be better prepared for disasters or food shortages, consumption would increase. Just like toilet paper, people need to have a few extra around the house.

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Posted in: Yokohama begins inoculations at mass vaccination center See in context

There are millions of clinics & pharmacies, pet clinics etc etc & yet the govt seems to be unaware of these just mind boggling!!

I bet if they put the Yakuza in charge of things, they'd have the entire country vaccinated within a week.

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Posted in: Yokohama begins inoculations at mass vaccination center See in context

Hmm, I think it would be more practical to turn those yakimo trucks into mobile vaccination centers. Or perhaps have a couple inoculation tents outside the pachinko parlors. 3000 people a day is super slow.

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Posted in: U.S. senators promise vaccines for Taiwan amid China dispute See in context

I'm curious how China will respond to US helping Taiwan. China is probably thinking "How dare America interfere in our business of making life miserable for Taiwanese people."

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Posted in: American arrested on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil See in context

He'll be teaching English in prison now.

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Posted in: Osaka still top-earning female athlete ever: Forbes See in context

Mo money, mo problems.

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Posted in: Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM See in context

This is good news. Netanyahu is a war criminal with more than just a little blood on his hands. Lapid, if he can hold the extremists back, will be a breath of fresh air for the Palestinians.

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Posted in: Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say See in context

Its well known that the Athlete's Village is a romp show. I remember a few years ago a Brazilian diver finished last in her event because of a marathon sex session the night before. Sex has been banned already apparently. Just wondering what would happen if an Olympic Athlete was caught using Bumble or Tinder during the games.

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Posted in: Australian Olympic softball team arrives in Japan See in context

I feel bad for the athletes as they'll be followed around and watched 24/7 by unknown individuals wearing masks (mostly silvers in their 60s and 70s) who are there only to make the public feel secure, just in case something happens, like they lose their mask, or cough, or something.

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Posted in: Cruz accuses Biden of being soft on Israel's foes and inviting further violence See in context

“Appeasing terrorists doesn't produce peace,"

...and killing innocent children does?

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Posted in: Two women apparently jump to their deaths in Tokyo business district See in context

No suicide note was found on them and police have not yet determined where they jumped from.

You would think that if the police can confidently say the women "jumped", why can't they determine where they jumped from? I mean, how do the police know these women weren't drugged and thrown off the roof or out of a window?

I'm not an expert, but I'm going to assume that we don't ever hear about this story again in the media. I'm also going to assume that we don't ever hear about the company they worked for, why they may have "jumped" or anything else because whoever is responsible probably has lots of money and power and the police will "be busy with Olympic security" and don't have time to investigate. Case closed.

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Posted in: Vietnam to test all 9 mil residents in largest city See in context

How can Vietnam do this when Japan can’t?

They also have a better w/l recorded vs the United States.

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Posted in: Fire departments discuss how paramedics can speed up Japan's vaccine drive See in context

I think at this point, its safe to say it would have been faster to train a few thousand unemployed people on how to inoculate someone, or, fly in a few hundred Israeli nurses or doctors because haven't they already inoculated everyone? (The Jewish citizens anyways)

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Posted in: Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase See in context

This is such a stereotypical Japanese "problem". Someone is caught doing something abnormal without really causing harm to anyone, but the individual is reported to police. The police in Japan have nothing better to do than go after harmless people because they have no authority to make their own decisions, but instead just think about what their bosses might do if they don't take strict measures.

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Posted in: 2 male police officers, one female officer reprimanded after sex in koban, station See in context

They must have been 'undercover' officers.

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Posted in: Follow me See in context

No mask, and taking up all that space on the pavement, how selfish.

You can't do that in Saitama. Only one dog at a time on the paths and no running!

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Posted in: High schools to begin mental health education amid rise in suicides See in context

Oh, only now they start doing something. As if this problem just arose since last year.

You know they had to do many studies, have many meetings, and needed to be sure that the suicides were increasing and related to the pandemic. Must not act irrational or too hasty. Students might panic if something is done right away.

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Posted in: Record low number of pregnancies reported in Japan in 2020 See in context

Having fewer babies is good for the planet.

x2

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Posted in: COVID lab origin theory gains traction in U.S. See in context

If anyone is interested in a non-political opinion on the lab vs nature argument, watch this Peak Prosperity video on YouTube. Dr. Chris Martensen has been consistent, science-based, and truthful from the very beginning. No, he isn't some kook and his account has never been taken down. He isn't right or left, but more up/down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yn1MDIBO7M&t=706s

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