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Posted in: Yamato becomes Japan's 1st city to 'ban' use of phones while walking See in context

It’s a good idea, and they should apply it to bicyclists, too. A few years ago, a young lady who was using her phone while walking across the entrance way to a Yamaha plant was struck and killed by a large truck. When pedestrians and cyclists use their phones they are presumptuouslly shifting the responsibility for their own safety to motorists and others around them. It’s selfish and asking too much of others.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan first ladies: Both unconventional yet poles apart See in context

It's Akie Abe, not Amie.

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Posted in: Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights leader; protests begin across U.S. See in context

"Lewis, a 16-term congressman" A good argument for TERM LIMITS. Lifers in congress on both sides of the aisle have got to go. We need a consistent flow of new, fresh and creative solutions in our government. Career politicians are an obstacle to progress because they are too concerned about looking good now and being re-elected, as opposed to implementing the kind of change that will benefit future generations. With term limits politicians would be less concerned about immediate consequences and losing the next election. Instead, they'll be more inclined to do what is needed and beneficial in the long-term.

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Posted in: Romney rebuked by London mayor, British PM after Olympics criticism See in context

"I thought he was absolutely right, wasn't he? I mean, it's no secret over here that for the last three weeks the security around the Olympics has been a shambles. I thought he was perfectly entitled to be critical. Clearly he had to slightly change his rhetoric after the Brits pointed out, 'Hang on a second, old boy. You know, you gotta talk us up a bit.' But I thought it was a bit of a fuss about nothing. They have had some issues here, especially about security, and he was just speaking the truth, which sometimes can be rather unpalatable." - Piers Morgan

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