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Posted in: New Zealand to hold 'reeferendum' on legalizing pot in 2020 See in context

"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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Posted in: Polled economists say Japan should raise sales tax above 10% to fund welfare costs: See in context

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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Posted in: Diet passes bill to accept more foreign workers See in context

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

@Concerned Citizen

"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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Posted in: High school teacher disciplined over sexual harassment after serving alcohol to girl See in context

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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Posted in: 4 men arrested for overturning truck during Halloween event in Shibuya See in context


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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Posted in: Is U.S. military control of airspace to blame for high cost of flying in Japan? See in context

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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Posted in: Seasonal recipe: Japanese eggplant pizza bites See in context

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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Posted in: Financially troubled yakuza reduced to stealing watermelons See in context

"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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Posted in: Japanese schools introduce LGBT-friendly uniforms See in context

First world problems.

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