Loki520 comments

Posted in: Airline complaints: Which bothers you the most? See in context

Do I have the right to not have the kid directly in front/behind me screaming for most of a 8 - 12 hour flight? How about the kid behind me that refuses to quit kicking the chair... even AFTER asking the parents to have him stop, followed up by several dirty looks, etc.? Or the infant that crapped his diapers and the parents wait a couple hours to change it?

Yes... "everyone" has the right to fly. But everyone doesn't have the right to be a nuisance to all others.

I supposed that's more of a rant about inadequate/bad parenting. Which, you can typically avoid while on land. Hard to do so in a flying tube that most closely resembles a sardine tin.

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Posted in: Ruling finalized ordering cell phone TV owners to pay public NHK subscription fee See in context

NHK does provide a very valuable service during major disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis.

In this day and age, where EVERY.SINGLE.CHANNEL beats every "significant" news story - including live and up-to-date info about natural disasters - to death for the entire day, what does NHK provide that any other channel doesn't?

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Posted in: New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike on climate change See in context

If you could remove all the patently false statements about nuclear power (waste, etc.), as well as interject the proven facts about solar (nice panels.. until you have to store large amounts of generated energy or replace them), this younger generation would be screaming about the need for nuclear power.

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

The "mob" strikes again.

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Posted in: AKB48 annual popularity contest will not be held this year See in context


You are an AKB EXPERT

That is, truly, a sad, sad thing...

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Posted in: Teenager ashamed of given name 'Prince' adopts traditional one See in context

On the same token, I knew someone in the military whose first name was 'Venus' and that person was a MAN

We had an undesignated Seaman whose last name was Tester. Yea, life was a bit rough for her.

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Posted in: Captain Marvel, a superhero with girl power to spare See in context

I have not heard one good thing about this movie.

It seems like nothing more than yet another media format to shove a social/political narrative down our throats. Which, acknowledging that movies have done that for years, I've grown extremely tired of.

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Posted in: IS teen 'shocked' after UK revokes her citizenship See in context

I'm always amazed at some of the posts that get down-voted.

Especially the one that stated (paraphrasing, here) "I drank beer and smoked pot. She participated in terrorism. There a bit of a difference".

How does THAT get down-voted? Someone disagree's that there is a difference there?

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Posted in: Japan's baseball practice culture sacrificing children's arms: surgeon See in context

On Thursday, with much less fanfare, Japan's national elementary school baseball tournament decided on a 70-pitch limit.

Great. They do know that every one of those 70 pitches has at least 100+ practice pitches behind it, right?

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Posted in: Warren says Trump may not be 'free' in 2020 See in context

I'll call it right now.

1) Trump will be free in 2020 as well as the rest of his lifetime.

2) Unless the current crop of candidates expands, he'll end up reelected.

3) Anyone publicly supporting the GND will go down in flames.

4) Liz won't make it to the 2nd debate.

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Posted in: U.S. Democrats float 'Green New Deal' to end fossil fuel era See in context

Yes. I use electricity genearated from fossil fuels as I don’t have a choice and don’t want to freeze to death or die of heatstroke, but I think we should be doing everything possible to move away from burning fossil fuels.

Maybe you and few hundred of your best friends should hope in private jets and fly half-way around the world to have a discussion about how everyone else is killing the planet. That would be an awesome display of "doing everything possible".

I'll believe it's an emergency when they start acting like it is. And, as long as any-single-one of them take nuclear power off the table, and they ARE, then their "alarm" can't be taken seriously.

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Posted in: 2 Lawson franchise stores found to have falsified food expiration times See in context

Don't know about the bentos but those breads like Yamazaki bread have so many preservatives and chemicals in them, its no surprise they last long. But most of the toast sold in Japan gets mold on it after a few days, unlike those big packs of sandwich/toast bread in the states that last for weeks...

I'm thinking you've got this a bit backwards (but I could be wrong).

The reason they DON'T last so long, and get moldy quickly, is the lack of preservatives. Store bought bread in the US has chemicals added that are specifically intended to extend the shelf-life.

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Posted in: Sushi chain worker uploads video of fish taken from trash can See in context

Let's face it... if the cost of sushi is based on the color/design of the plate it is on... you deserve whatever you get.

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

Is he TRYING to say that the current "swelling" costs of these programs are unsustainable without a source of tax revenue in the future and having less and less children as a society contribute to that future unsustainablity? Cause, you know, he'd be correct by saying that.

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Posted in: Overcompetition, demographics hitting beauty parlor trade hard See in context

The only thing is you can almost bet your last $ it will be a hair salon, masseuse, or convenience store opening.

I have 14.. FOURTEEN... tires shops within 3 miles of my house. None of them are chains like tire stores such as Yellow Hat, Autobacs..

I have no clue how they all survive. On any given day you MIGHT see 2 or 3 of them with a customer. Maybe.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

The US can speak of its criminal system

Any excuse to rant against the US, eh?

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

Ambidextrous lips

THAT would be a great name for a punk band... just saying.

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Posted in: Arashi's decision to suspend activities at end of 2020 shakes fans See in context

Fans are "shaken" over this... much like they were SMAP?

Maybe "fans" need to get a life that doesn't revolve around the existence of very mediocre (at best) talent.

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Posted in: Democratic U.S. Sen Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race See in context

You want more Trump? Because this is how you get more Trump.

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Posted in: Japanese student rejects apology over university 'sex listing' See in context


And why do you feel it's ok to over generalize and paint all women with the same brush?


it's about men learning to treat women as equals and not a piece of meat!

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Posted in: Trump, in TV address, urges Congress to fund border wall See in context

And stay off of Twitter.

80% of his problems wouldn't exist if he did.

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Posted in: Trump, in TV address, urges Congress to fund border wall See in context

Every 12 minutes a human being is killed in US by guns ignored by Trump and his hypocritical gang.

And every 12 minutes hundreds of millions of human beings are not killed by tens of millions of law abiding gun owners.

And how many of those that are killed "every 12 minutes" are from firearms related suicide, gang issues, and encounters with law-enforcement?

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Posted in: Japan to start collecting ¥1,000 departure tax from Monday See in context

I just hope that the money is spent wisely by the government.

You're new to the idea of government spending, huh?

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Posted in: Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame See in context

Prine..... damn keyboard.

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Posted in: Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame See in context

And Rundgren and Print didn't. The HOF is a joke.

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Posted in: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' now most-streamed 20th century song See in context

Is this the real life?

I see what you did there.

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Posted in: Osaka takoyaki seller found guilty of ¥130 million tax evasion See in context

How in the h$ll can a seller of takoyaki make enough to own that much in taxes? Good lord, imagine the total take.

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Posted in: Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets See in context

He shouldn't be penalized for something stupid and juvenile in the his past if he has matured.

That's not how the SJW mob works.

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Posted in: 'We're still in the war': Chicagoans battle flow of firearms See in context

I’m sorry, but what does Trump taxes have to do with Chicago?

PDT makes for useful "Look! A squirrel!" moments.

Because, you know, the violence in Chi-raq started in January 2016. It was as peaceful as a senior citizens home before that.

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