"And no comparisons between marijuana and alcohol, please."
Yet one is legal and the other is not. How about we compare marijuana to tobacco instead? Should the governments around the world criminalize tobacco? The recreational use of marijuana is NOT a big deal. Just like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are not a big deal. Legalizing it doesn't negate the harm that it can cause. People operating heavy machinery or vehicles shouldn't be high while doing so. Young people whose brains are still developing shouldn't be getting baked all the time either. But what gives you the right to dictate what PLANTS another adult can use? What makes YOU so superior than your fellow human beings to hold a view like that? Answer is: you're not. Authoritarian ideas like yours need to be relegated to the dustbin of history.
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Or they could just cut back spending on so many useless things. Just a thought. But hey while we're talking about taxes, don't stop at 10%, lets just make it a cool 100% rate. Because it's fun having to pay double the price.
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@showchinmono "Folks, how exactly are you or your family members affected by the cabinet's shameful conditions like in the photograph? or by long-lasting one-party dictatorship? How exactly do you want to change Japan?"
That's exactly what I'm sitting here thinking while reading through these comments. And Aly Rustom saying there's no way he'd raise his kids here, why not? Is Canada really that much better? I'm from the US (J-wife and fam too), but to me Japan seems like a much better place to raise my kids. Although I did grow up near gangland Chiraq so maybe that's why. These issues regarding foreign workers coming here are certainly not going to effect me on any sort of level. My real issue with this though is the exploitation that we all know is going to increase.
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"But Hollywood types should be honest and admit that they are not as inclusive as they claim."
Bingo! They all seem to put themselves on a pedestal as if we need to idolize them for some reason. But, in the end, after initially not giving in to the perpetual outrage mob, Kevin apologized.
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I swear to god if one of my children every has something like this happen to them, the LAST thing the perp will need to worry about is being disciplined by their employer.
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How do they know they were French AND Belgian nationals? Were they wearing flags of their countries or were they flashing their passports in front of the electronic police men (security cameras)?
As previously mentioned, most likely facial recognition software that's "secretly" tracking all of us. Their faces were captured the moment they got off the plane, along with all their other personal info.
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Blame the generation that brought Japan into armed conflict with the USA for today's situation, not the US military. December 7th, 1941 changed everything for Japan.
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Planted around 40 different types of nasu this year. They are really productive plants, you can get a huge amount from each one and they are super easy to grow. There are certain insects/beetles that like them though. And since I'm not spraying with pesticides, it's all hand work squashing what I can find.
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"The posse members weren't looking for trouble either, so they made me promise I would never do it again, and then sent me on my way with two watermelons."
That's comical. Beat the dude up and then send him on his way with what he was stealing. Countryside Japanese folks are too nice.
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