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Posted in: Kristen Stewart says coming out is worthwhile if she can help others See in context

Power to her. If her actions help someone feel more comfortable with who they are, it's a good thing!

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Posted in: Starbucks CEO's refugee comments sour customer views of chain: survey See in context

@Tokyo-Engr Good for you! I, however, do support Schultz. I'm sure that the majority of those they employ are, in fact, citizens of the countries they operate in. But it sure is nice that they seek to give a helping hand to refugees, who have likely lost everything they have. Helping those in need is a good thing!

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Posted in: Starbucks CEO's refugee comments sour customer views of chain: survey See in context

Honestly, I find the Trump supporters to be silly. The promise of jobs is to countries where it does business. It does not specifically say America.

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Posted in: U.S. soccer players must stand for national anthem See in context

Some of you "show a little respect for the flag and country" need to get over yourselves. Whether standing or kneeling, players are still showing "respect." They aren't turning their backs. They aren't walking off the field. There is nothing wrong with showing respect while protesting at the same time.

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Posted in: Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare See in context

Jason...you keep saying flawed system and that you have done research...and yet you provide nothing specific. That is why you are getting down votes.

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Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden See in context

Sad that Trump supporters can't call a lie a lie.

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Posted in: 'Fat taxes' could save billons in healthcare costs: study See in context

I'd support it. Though this isn't about smoking, one of the reasons that finally helped me quit was the cost of smoking. I know the uproar would be tremendous, unlike it was for smoking. But if the goal is to make the population more healthy and lower health care costs, it is a viable option.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for shooting girl with air gun from car See in context

I've always been surprised at how you can easily buy those air guns. Twenty-five years ago, my friends and I used to have battles at the school dormitory with those. They would leave big red whelps on your body for days. And after cracking one guy's eyeglasses, we stopped playing with them. We were young and dumb. And thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. Some things should be a bit more difficult to purchase.

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Posted in: Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests See in context

I will never support Trump in spirit. I cannot have faith in someone who rode on a platform of hate. And until now, I have seen little sensitivity from his supporters towards Americans of different races, religions and ethnic backgrounds, even on JT. So no. I will not support. And no. I will not get over it.

It's a shame the electoral failed in its duty. They and his supporters chose a unfit man who doesn't have the experience or respect for all Americans, is heavily influenced by a foreign country (Russia), has had and continues to have shady business dealings (and still hasn't release his tax reforms I might add), and behaves like a demagogue by suppressing media, bullying, and threatening people.

Yes. Democrats failed to provide a better choice. But you, Republicans stood by quietly while allowing such a man to become your leader. Well...he isn't mine. And he never will be till you and he show that you will respect and protect the rights of all.

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Posted in: Singer Aska arrested again for using stimulants See in context

He needs rehab, real rehab, the kind Japan doesn't have .. because Japan doesn't devote the resources to helping these people.

As people continue to give you thumbs up, I need to ask on what personal or factual basis do you have to make such a statement? There aren't "rehabs" as you would envision in other countries. But there are treatment programs for addiction which exist in mental institutions. I know the thought of going to a mental institution sounds scary. It sure did for me many, many years ago. But the one I stayed in for a month had an entire floor dedicated to helping addicts from alcoholism to drugs and others. Both health insurance and unemployment insurance help cover the costs, too. So there are both resources and places being devoted to helping addiction.

@Educator60 is about the only one who has provided factual information. And thank you for that.

I agree with you @naturalclown123 that Aska needs help. But there is help available both at the treatment programs in mental institutions and even in groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. I was asked not to divert the discussion into alcohol. And I will respect that. But addictions are not separate in their recovery. Nearly every reputable "rehab" and "anonymous" group use the same steps to recovery. And just my personal experience / opinion, if Aska really wants to recover, he will do much better seeking help from those who meet weekly, apart from what the government can provide - Real addicts who have lived a lifetime in recovery themselves.

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Posted in: Trump meets Obama for first time at White House See in context

Great thing for the world, the election of Donald Trump. All the student protesters just have to accept there was an election and the people chose Trump. So just accept it and go back to school, the fun is over.

Actually, the people didn't choose Trump. The electoral system did.

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Posted in: Trump meets Obama for first time at White House See in context

Gonna miss Obama. He did a great job, despite the unwillingness of Republicans to work with him. Wish I could be more like him. But I don't think I am capable of supporting this new presidency.

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Posted in: Trump edges closer to White House win See in context

Dems shoulda gone with Bernie from the start. The majority of voters wanted him, but the super delegates gave it to her.

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Posted in: Obama disputes Trump on rigged election, tells him to 'stop whining' See in context

lol. Look at all the thumbs up and thumbs down. I think this article link has been copied to a Trump supporter's website. Cause it definitely doesn't reflect the usual opinion of JT posters. It's almost like how the online polls were manipulated in saying that Trump won the debates.

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Posted in: Roman coins ID'd in Okinawan ruins, but how they got there remains mystery See in context

Looks like a penny to me.

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Posted in: Giving up on Trump, Ryan focuses on saving GOP majority See in context

I almost feel like Trump is trying to see how much he can say and do...and still have his supporters blindly follow him. It's almost comical, and yet not funny at all. I'm really starting to believe that when he said "I could shoot someone and my supporters would still support me" that he was telling the truth.

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Posted in: Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in U.S. vice presidential debate See in context

lol. Funny add. Pence looks so smug. But what a liar!

http://mashable.com/2016/10/05/pence-trump-vp-debate-clinton-ad.amp

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Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate See in context

All you have to do is look to the rally today in Florida. Maybe 12,000 in the arena, another 12,000 outside and over 25,000 watching live streaming coverage. And their enthusiasm is electric.

As enthusiastic as them watching pro wrestling. It's entertainment, whether it's real or not.

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Posted in: Clinton, Trump poised for debate showdown See in context

How did we get to the point that Hillary even got in this race to begin with, after 8 years of having been through the ringer with one of the worst presidents,

Personally, I think Obama and his wife have been the best we've seen. It's the first time I've wished that a president could serve longer than 8 years. I would love for Michelle to come back as president some day, though I'm not sure she's interested.

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Posted in: In dramatic reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump See in context

The democrats about to feel the burn......................Trump for president.

The world is about to be burned if Trump becomes president. It's actually a bit scary.

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Posted in: Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV See in context

I had this Japanese student who wrote an essay about how foreigners should behave in Japan. She supposedly won an award for it. And I was really interested in reading it until she was telling me, a teacher, to be more energetic and clown-like at the Open Campus for my school. Of course I am always friendly and full of smiles for new prospective students. I'm actually that way with all of my students. But there's a borderline between being naturally excited and crazy excited. And unfortunately many Japanese have a stereotyped idea of this "crazy" foreigner image.

I really understand what Micaela says about people trying to “give me a personality that is not mine”. Good on you, Micaela.

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Posted in: Finding a half decent gym in Japan: A survival guide See in context

I bought my own free weights, bench, and pull up bar. They fit nicely in the tatami mat room that nobody uses. haha. I thought about joining a gym, but I have found it much easier to just work out when I get home. It's easy to take a shower immediately after, too.

For me, the hardest thing was balancing a work out time between family and regular work. So having my own weights was also a way to be near my family. Now my wife is working out with them, too. I also started biking to work three days a week about a year ago. I bike on Mon, Wed, Fri, and change into work clothes when I get there. Tues/Thurs is by car to bring extra work clothes for biking. And Tues/Thurs is for weights when I get home. Sat/Sun is weights on one of those days.

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Posted in: Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up See in context

Trump has no clear policies. Has presented no real solutions. And is quick to say one thing one day, and then the complete opposite the next day. And even when this is pointed out, his supporters still defend him. They defend him not by clarifying what he would do, but rather by attacking his opponent. There is a reason for this. It's because they cannot answer what he would do. It's because they have no real answers. But just watch now...how one of them is going to respond to my post...again....by attacking his opponent and not giving any answers.

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Posted in: Trump nominated as Republican presidential candidate See in context

Has the doomsday clock been adjusted?

Don't know. But if Trump wins and people who make comments like this:

The RNC has one goal, re-weaponizing America. --And Thank God for that, it's long overdue!

Then we just might see another world war.

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Posted in: Trump nominated as Republican presidential candidate See in context

True. And the Dems are going to repeat the exact same mistake next week. Sad day, sad week, sad next four years no matter who wins in November.

No argument here. What does it mean when 58% of the voters are unhappy with both candidates?

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Posted in: Trump nominated as Republican presidential candidate See in context

What a sad day in America.

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Posted in: 50 dead, 53 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting See in context

There is absolutely no reason a civilian should have access to assault weapons. As for handguns, though I am against them, I am willing to accept that as a part of American culture. However, stricter laws, perhaps background checks and longer waiting periods, should be implemented. I understand that making guns more difficult to own and purchase will not curb gun violence completely. But it will help. And the majority of Americans would support steps like these.

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Posted in: H.I.S. cancels travel with 'beautiful girls' campaign after complaints See in context

Omg! I am a loss for words. How cheesy!

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Posted in: Here’s what Japanese men and women think about cheating See in context

I may be traditional in some eyes, but I married for life. Sure, we have our own seperate interests, but we still share many common ones. And I think if you want to continue a meaningful relationship, then you make efforts to do things together. That's what motivated me to starting jogging. Saw my wife doing it, and I wanted to spend more time with her. So I began getting in shape and now we run every weekend together. It gives us special time alone away from the kids, too.

Infedelity would be a hard thing to get through, if that ever happened. But I know on my end that I have and will never do that. Why would I mess up what I value most? And over a one night thing? No, not gonna happen from me. We are best friends and true soul mates. Feel lucky to have her.

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Posted in: Anonymous email threat closes all Los Angeles schools See in context

Wc626 Don't forget the many more unecessary deaths that are caused by handguns and assault weapons. Weapons whose sole purpose is to kill human beings. As you say, doesn't matter where the threat comes from. It's there everyday with your claim to 2nd amendment rights. But you know, it is an amendment. And and amendment by definition can be changed.

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