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Posted in: What are some of the most disturbing movies you have seen? See in context

Se7en's next to last scene was the most disturbing in a movie with many disturbing scenes.

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Posted in: 72% of foreigners in survey say they’ve been disappointed by bad breath in Japan See in context

“Japanese people tend to maintain more personal space than people in the West,” says Morishita, referring to how hugs, handshakes, high-fives, and public kissing are all comparatively rare in Japan.

This part about maintaining personal space is a joke, right? Hugs, etc may be more rare but when I'm out anywhere, on an escalator, on the train, in the elevator, grocery line, etc, there is no such thing as personal space.

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Posted in: We’re living in the age of being connected or reachable 24 hours a day by one device or another. Is this a good thing? See in context

I'm only connected when I feel like being connected.

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Posted in: Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick to reach Super Bowl See in context

The city's mayor and some Bengals players talked trash before the game but they lost so the Chiefs talked trash after the game. Humble pie is Cincinnati's new dessert and deservingly so.

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Posted in: Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store See in context

You need a separate guard to keep an eye on the guard nowadays.

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Posted in: Hollywood has become 'completely dysfunctional': Shyamalan See in context

Watching how Hollywood has evolved in that time has left him deeply disillusioned.

> "If you look at the industry right now... there are movies that feel incestuous... It's just Hollywood talking to themselves," he told AFP.

> "And then there are movies where they're saying: the audience is dumb so we're going to take all the soul out and we're just going to do it by numbers," he said. "These are signs of complete dysfunction."

Wholeheartedly agree with him. Hollywood is mostly comic book superhero Marvel and DC Comics and Disney movies on repeat. Makes my stomach turn.

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Posted in: Is tipping getting out of control? Many U.S. consumers say yes See in context

“Tipping is about making sure the people who are performing that service for you are getting paid what they’re owed,” said Schenker, who’s been working in the service industry for roughly 18 years.

What? This guy is exactly the problem. He thinks just doing his job is deserving of a tip and that is plain wrong. Your employer owes you money for working but the customer owes you absolutely nothing. It's the customer's option to tip based on the service received. Time to get like a lot of the world and add it in automatically in certain industries and ban it altogether in others. Hard to sympathize with this entitled know-nothing.

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Posted in: What's the best onsen facility you have been to in Japan? See in context

I like Kawayu Midoriya in Wakayama. The indoor is nothing special but the outdoor has several small pools outside located a short distance from a river. You can go from the pools to the river quite easily. Best of all, they are coed so our whole gang of men and women hang out in the pools together and most of the Japanese flee in abject terror!

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Posted in: Japanese power firms seek price hikes, adding to household burden See in context

As a relief step, the government will start providing subsidies to power companies so they can lower household electricity bills for January through to the summer by about 20 percent.

How about providing real relief to the people? These companies never have to worry as the government will bail them out and pass on the problem to the consumer so they never try to get more efficient in their operations. What's the point of lowering by twenty just to raise it by thirty-two percent in June? Are we supposed to think that we got some savings in the first half? What garbage.

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Posted in: Two 14-year-old boys arrested for robbing jewelry store, assaulting owner See in context

kaimycahlJan. 25 11:50 pm JST

Those kids need to stay off Youtube, there's a lot of "Smash and Grab" video's of young punks robbing jewelry stores in the US doing the exact same crime they attempted to do. One problem those idiots got caught the criminals in the US seem to get away and it takes months or years sometimes never before getting caught. 14 their lives are already off to a bad start

It never fails! Someone always has to somehow put the blame for Japanese doing bad things on something that happened in the U.S., as if crime, racism, bias and bad behavior never existed here until they were corrupted by foreign influence. What bs!

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Posted in: Japan’s ramen is too cheap; restaurants should raise their prices, famous soccer player says See in context

Put the noodles in your mouth but be sure to remove your foot first. Keep quiet and pay more if you want. Some people think they deserve what they have without realizing just how lucky and blessed they have been in life.

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Posted in: Bengals return to AFC championship after 27-10 rout of Bills See in context

Seeing Dallas crash for the 28th year in a row was absolute joy! Josh Allen has great skills but Joe Burrow knows how to win big games. Going to be nice seeing if he can beat Mahomes for the fourth straight time. Hopefully, somebody beats Philly so all the rivals of my Giants go out.

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Posted in: 43-year-old bosozoku biker arrested for reckless driving See in context

Bozo clowns. Can't stand them.

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Posted in: Brooke Shields describes being raped in Sundance documentary See in context

Part one examines the intense sexualization Shields experienced as a young girl, including a provocative nude photoshoot at age 10, and her appearance as an child prostitute in the film "Pretty Baby" at age 11.

Where was her father? I guess the mother's alcoholism made her unable or unwilling to take better care of her child and keep her away from these vile predators.

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Posted in: Anti-stalking orders proving no safety guarantee for victims See in context

There are no easy answers to societal problems that have existed since the beginning of time. It seems to me that the police did what they could but when someone is out for blood, even famous figures with bodyguards can be gotten to, and fairly easily sometimes.

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Posted in: 90-year-old woman beaten to death at home See in context

When they get caught, off to the gallows. RIP to this woman.

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Posted in: Murray blames balls for long rallies at Australian Open See in context

Ballsy title.

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for stalking male acquaintance See in context

A co-worker said he was getting stalked by one of his clients and I got jealous. Then he described her and I felt really sorry for the guy.

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Posted in: Japanese high school adds culottes to uniforms to better accommodate gender diversity See in context

Getting out of hand. Really. Stick to the old boys' attire, same for girls and make ONE outfit for transgender. No choosing and no fooling around.

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Posted in: As seen in the world of baseball, cheer squads have been essential to the development of the modern sports culture in Japan. See in context

Essential? Hardly. He may be confusing omnipresent with essential. The games go on with or without cheerleaders. Now I agree that the eye candy is great to see but without the sports, there is no culture and sports would definitely still thrive without it.

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Posted in: Man fatally shot by police after car chase was on wanted list See in context

Well, he's off the list now and I don't see anything wrong with what the officers did in that situation. One less menace to society on the streets now.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for taking friend’s key, giving it to accomplice to rob apartment during dinner See in context

A friend in need of your valuables is not a friend indeed.

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Posted in: Japanese passport ranks yet again as most mobile in the world See in context

Can you guess which country’s passport is number one on the list? Japan, of course.

Can you guess why there's a smarmy question about this topic? We're in Japan, of course. Anything to (falsely) show how Japan is so much more super than the rest of the world has to be splashed across these pages. Call me kryptonite.

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Posted in: God and guns often go together in U.S. history See in context

One issue in particular sparked a question from a South Asian Christian student: Why did American evangelicals seem to have such an affinity for firearms? For example, Pew Research indicates 41% of white evangelicals own a firearm, compared with 30% of people in the U.S. overall. This unsettled the student, since they shared much of the same theology, and they wanted to know more about this connection.

Warped thinking. Abortions? The Bible says you shouldn't take a life. They hate the government, especially if it's a freely elected Democratic one, controlling them but think a woman has no right to control what she does with her body. Guns? Individuals have a right to bear arms and kill whenever they see fit. Well, the "right" individuals do and according to them, it's a God-given right. Try to take my guns and I'll kill you.

Many other types of Christianity do not embrace firearms, either. For example, Pew Research found that only 52% of Black Protestants have fired a gun, compared with a 72% average among all Americans.

Shh! You know people won't believe this. All Blacks, Protestant or not, have shot guns.

Yet from the time of the Puritans onward, many Christians have viewed America as a divinely inspired nation – an idea that often served to sanction violence, whether in a war for Indigenous lands, defending slavery or leading a revolt.

The government broke every treaty they made with the indigenous peoples, pushed them out and killed them off. The "Bible Belt" folks are descendants of people who fought to keep slavery and segregation, and quoted the Bible while burning crosses and lynching black people.

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Posted in: 1,600 women take part in New Year archery event See in context

Too many photos of men, especially naked men lately. This is the kind of New Year picture we need! Keep 'em coming.

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Posted in: Japan to continue collecting expressway tolls almost indefinitely See in context

I'm quite shocked by this. Not. No one in their right mind should think tolling is ever going away.

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Posted in: The Japanese government is offering families 1 million yen to relocate from Tokyo in an effort to revitalize towns across the country. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

The "answer" seems to always be to throw money at something and hope that solves the problem. People suffering from malnutrition don't just need food they need to regularly eat nutritious things. Saying "Here's a million yen. Relocate to the countryside," solves nothing and wouldn't be any kind of lure for anyone I know. A million yen is not really a lot of money and people need to think of how they'll be able to go about their lives like before. I wouldn't even think about moving to the suburbs, much less the countryside for that paltry amount of money. What do I do about work? How do I get to a job? What about the kids' schooling and shopping for example? Sounds like a seriously underplanned endeavor by the government as usual.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka says she's pregnant; plans tennis return in 2024 See in context

So much hate instead of trying to congratulate.

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Posted in: MSDF destroyer unable to sail off west Japan, leaks oil See in context

Michael MachidaToday 09:06 am JST

Japan is notorious in terms of checking and double checking and sign offs and meetings and checking to make sure everything is perfect then more meetings and more sign offs and additional meetings, how is it that this could happen, in Japan?

Humans. We do make mistakes. Happens in every navy but may not get publicity.

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