Hang this animal high, and don’t tie the rope properly. Let him suffer
While I can understand your sentiment, I can't help feeling the unbelievable irony of it being posted by someone whose tag name is the name of the aircraft that inflicted incredible suffering on innocent children in Hiroshima. ???????????
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Two wrongs don't make a right.
What a ridiculous platitude ! No one ever said that 2 wrongs make a right !!! All people want is to have something to help then cope with the ubelievable sadness and grief. Then you come along and try and take even that away ???? smhid
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In response to China’s “Chinese Taiwan” attitude, we should all start calling China “Taiwanese China” from now on. Taiwan should raise an international outcry everytime any refers to “Taiwanese China” any other way. They should also lobby google Earth and map makers all over the world to enforce the name change too.
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Posted in: During the first wave of COVID-19 last year and the state of emergency that followed, there was a lot of ruckus about pachinko parlors in particular. But actually, very few clusters have been linked to them. Why do you think this is? See in context
because no one will admit to having been there.
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strange that its ok to withdraw from a tournament for mental health reasons with no penalty but if you try to pull out of sn interview you get fined and threatened with career ending sanctions. ???
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Naomi, just play the interviews for laughs. When you win, tell them you just got lucky today. Tell them you thought you were playing someone else and planned for the wrong game and it amazingly all worked out. Tell them you think someone probably paid her to throw the match. Pretend you are Dick Dastardly, and tell them you put weights in her shoes so she couldnt run fast, or swapped her contact lenses over so that she put them in the wrong eyes. Just don’t take it seriously.
When you lose, just tap your hand gently on their forearm, lean forward conspiratorially, and pretend to tell them a big secret. “Don’t write this in your reports, but I believe that “Serena/whoever” didn’t want me to win, and was doing everything she could to try to stop me from winning.” The nod knowingly, as if confirming that you will stand by this revelation in a court of law if necessary.
Start each answer with something like “please dont tell anyone but ....”, “promise you won’t tell anyone.....” “just between you and me ......” “don’t tell anyone I told you but ...” “I would be mortified if this got out, but I think she actually played better than I did today and deserved to win”
If they ask anything about politics, race, activism, private lives, anything other than the game that just happend or the the next one coming up, just say “I don’t think being able to hit a tennis ball qualifies me to say anything about it.”
Just have fun with them and be playful, tell ridiculously obvious untruths and don’t let them know whether anything you say is just a joke or not. “Why do you think everything went so badly today ?” - “Ohhhh I dunno, I heard that Mercury was entering a retrograde phase and that sagittarians shouldn’t even get out of bed for the next few days. I thought I did pretty well under the circumstances.” “But your birthday is in ??? you aren’t a sagittarian ???” - “Yeah that’s right, sorry what’s your point ?”
If you can’t think these things up for yourself, pay someone (me) a lot of money to think them up for you :)
Finally, get yourself in a quiet place, headphones on full blast and play U2, “Don’t let the bas***ds grind you down” At least once a day.
Peace and Love :)
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In the history of sports interviews there has only ever been one that was anything other than boring predicable cliches and platitudes. I’ll leave to guess which one it was.
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Suga can't respond because he is getting to much pressure. He is trying to find a creative way to cancel the Olympics. Mark this down, screenshot this.
> Why don’t they just refuse to issue entry visas to any non residents “for their own safety as Japan is now in an ememergency situation” No need to cancel the games, only Japanese athletes and media will be able to attend, but they don’t have to if they are worried about the virus. No need to forfeit any penalty clauses, everyone stays safe, only the big business advertisers lose out and no-one cares that their profits will be down by 0.2 % year on year .....
> Also, how do I exit the “quote” and write my own message ?? Can’t get the keybouard to pop up on ipad unless I delete the “quote” ??
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I asked LINE about the “nearby contacts” feature not working for me. They said it was not available in Japan. I asked why not and they said they couldn’t disclose the information. I asked why was it sensitive information and they said they were not prepared to discuss it ?? Why is it so secret ? Is there another patent case looming, or was it connected to this one ? Does anyone know any reason why being able to reach out to users who are local to you should be restricted and confidential ?
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If businesses are going to save billions of dollars by motorists paying a congestion charge, then either the businesses should pay the charge or the motorists should receive the billions. They are not allowed to have it both ways.
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as of april 2020, cant find any reference to the result of the court case brought against Osaka board of education, is it still ongoing ??
to the mods, I have sent repeated emails to Japan Today asking for information about this case but received no reply, please provide any information that you have.
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The person who is concerned about all the negativity, should in fact be worried that most actions, comments and responses have not been anything like alarmist enough !
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Interestingly the article explains the instability of the health system on a shortage of ICU beds. Which begs the question as to why/how the Japanese sytem normally functions with such a low level of intensive care capability. I imagine that the low crime rate, low homicide and violent crime rates, no guns, safer traffic conditions, fewer drug and alcohol abuse related incidents may all play a part in reducing ICU needs. Sadly there are higher suicide rates which tragically seldom require the need for intensive care.
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There is something very strange here, Italy’s population is roughly half of Japan’s. Japan has 10,000 cases to Italy’s 175,000. Japan has taken 10 weeks to grow to 10,000 cases, with a reasonable chunk of time to prepare. Italy went from 500 to 10,000 cases in about 8 days, much sooner in the timeline with less preparation time. Just using the rough numbers, Italy’s situation is about 35 times as big per capita and about 9 times as intense (speed of growth) as Japan’s. If Japan’s health system is in danger of collapse now, with these relatively gentle numbers, God help us if we get into the same kind of situation as they have had in Italy ????
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Don’t worry, those masks will be coming soon.
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Just postpone it for 4 years - simples :)
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when they stop destroying nearly every species of animal on land or sea we might think about helping them. As things stand the planet will be a lot better off without them and their worse than useless medicines.
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no, I think he just wants to point out that if you poo on our doorstep, don’t expect us to come running when you find you have no toilet paper.
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They aren’t in high school yet but this is one of those things that really makes me second guess our decision to raise them in a country where such blatant discrimination against them is accepted as a matter of course.
“second guess” means to try to predict what the other person is going to do, especially when their behaviour is erratic or inconsistent. I think you mean “think twice” which means to re-evaluate your own previous decision. It’s kind of hard to second guess yourself unless we’re getting into schizophrenia or mind altering substances.
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It certainly doesn't seem like a planned murder to me. He definitely had no idea he would meet the motorcyclist before he set out. If he had planned to seek him out and run him down he wouldn't have left his drive recorder on. The motorcyclist probably pissed him off by cutting through in front of him, and he chased him down to show he was just as able to go quickly as the motorbike. He clearly got very close behind the bike for quite some time, whether he hit him because he misjudged it or deliberately rammed him is impossible to say without seeing the footage. The lay judges felt he did it deliberately to account for their verdict and sentence, yet even with video it's not possible to know the guys intention when he hit him. Then theres the intention to kill to consider. 97 kph is fast enough that you would expect serious injury at least if you knocked someone off a motorbike, but this was obviously done in a road rage, and the guy unlikely to be watching his speedometer, so it may well be that he wasnt thinking of killing him. I think in the UK the CPS would have pressed for manslaughter on the grounds that the intent to kill would be too difficult to prove. However the guy's obviously a scumbag and at the very least killed someone through sheer recklessness and 16 years doesn't seem out of line for that. the maximum penalty for death or injury through dangerous driving in Japan is 20 years .
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Daniel Naumoff, if they are imbeciles, how will they be able to understand the message?
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I think it goes,”you cant eat your cake if you haven’t got any” and makes the point that the “poor tragic Venetians” won’t be getting much sympathy out of Yemini’s, Syrians, Libyans, Sudanese, Bangladeshis, Ruhingyans and the like, whose problems are more of day to day survival and a battle against starvation.
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@crapchat, Do you seriously believe that tattoo ink leaks out into the water ??? Yes you can choose to get a tattoo or not, but having already got one you can’t choose to get rid of it just because a country has some weird ideas completely at odds with the rest of the world. If you want to host modern sporting events for the rest of the world to come and see, you need to be more tolerant and flexible. Be like the bamboo, don’t fight the wind, move and let it pass by. As for ghastly..... you might want to rethink your ideas of dental care ??
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To be fair to him, I think what he was really trying to say is that she should ignore the illness and train herselfe to death for the benefit of the country and not be so selfish. It’s more that he was disappointed in her attitude of putting herself first, rather than the potential loss of a few medals
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JenniSchiebel ~ It is only the first thing that comes to people's minds because a few days ago there was a news article about a Nishin ad where Naomi's face had been made white and westernised to make her more appealing to Japanese consumers. There was an outcry and the ad was withdrawn. Obviously as the snow sculpture also gives Naomi a white face, it is too tempting to pass up commenting that people will be offended that they have used white snow to deliberately whiten her face again.
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Yes they would if there was something unusual about their hair or an interesting picture.
For example here is an article about Dustin Brown's dreadlocks.
John McEnroe's hair and headband were hardly ever out of the news at one time, which you can google for yourself if you have never heard of him.
Why is everyone on the planet so patheticially desperate to dive in with their outraged objections on anything with even the remotest possible connection to anything "--ist" these days ?
Find something more worthwhile to direct your anger and energy at, your passion could be so much better used.
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