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Posted in: What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year? See in context

Sri Lanka has become Mosquito-free country just few years ago, why can't other countries be?

That is an incorrect statement. Sri Lanka is not mosquito free. It is however malaria free. That's a good accomplishment, but has nothing at all to do with this article and dengue.

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Posted in: Cut glass set inspired by 'One Piece' characters See in context

Where is Chopper?

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Posted in: N Korea launches missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks See in context

Unforgivable. NK and Chairman Kim are threatening Japans very existance. Trump will not be happy about this

You misunderstand. Trump has in essence given NK permission to use short range missiles. He has no problem with that as long as they are not intercontinental which would threaten USA.

It is similar to the way the USA tolerates Pakistan having nuclear weapons. As long as they are used in that region, OK (ie meaning India), but intercontinental? Not at all.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

Sorry, re post above..think I pulled up the wrong video, not sure.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

Am I seeing that video correctly in that the passenger rolled down his window? I would keep mine up.

The guy arrested is clearly unhinged, and the girlfriend should be prosecuted as an accessory to a crime.

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Posted in: Set of rare Japanese whiskies fetches record HK$7.19 mil at auction See in context

Only 1.7 million yen per bottle. Drink up, me hearties.

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Posted in: Cat and dog head cushions See in context

They look kind of weird. Might go with decor that includes dogs player poker.

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Posted in: Tourism in trouble: Hong Kong demos hit economy See in context

I go to HK once every couple years or so. Won't be going now and I think I will skip it totally in 2020.

Then again, there is always Macau!

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Posted in: Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories See in context

I have read some articles about the psychological and intellectual make up of people who make a habit of believing all these "conspiracy theories" no matter how ludicrous they may seem.

Let's just say you don't find a lot of Mensa candidates in that group.

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Posted in: Man indicted over umbrella assault that left victim without sight in one eye See in context

They seem to really like the cold, however.\

I don't think that....notice how the trains are practically boiling in winter.

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Posted in: Lying down on the job See in context

Yuck.. I would never lie down on that disgusting floor.

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Posted in: Healthy breakfast on a busy school morning? It's not so hard See in context

No natto? No rice? No fish?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction worker dies of suspected heatstroke See in context

Wonder how many international athletes will refuse to compete due to the heat and danger to their health, or shall we run a book on how many die in the heat?

My guess is very few. The athletes are ego driven and would probably compete no matter what the conditions if they thought they could win or improve their rankings.

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Posted in: What are the pros and cons of teleworking? See in context

Pros-so many I cannot list them all

Cons-None.

I work from home 3 days per week. Hoping to make it 4.

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Posted in: 28-year-old man dies while sunbathing in his home garden See in context

Japanese have been drinking green tea for hundreds of years and have one of the longest lfe spans.

You can't make the supposed conclusion you are trying to make here in that someohw green tea drinking offers good health and longevity.

Don’t drink Aquarius or Pokari Sweat. They will make you sick

They don't make me sick. Perhaps you have some other medical issue.

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Posted in: U.S. labels China a currency manipulator; China halts U.S. farm purchases See in context

It is not the China government fault if companies do not want to buy import stuff.

Surely you jest. Important business decisions in China require government input and direction.

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Posted in: Japan hangs 2 death-row inmates; 1st executions this year See in context

This will be a much better deterrent than sudden death which most of them were looking for anyway.

Any proof of this?

Many cases of people in US spending decades trying to avoid the death penalty. Also, many make a plea bargain for life in prison without parole vs being sentenced to death.

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Posted in: Shirtless man beats male victim with ashtray and steals cash See in context

Random crimes are up, no longer can safety be taken for granted in Japan.

Are deliberate crimes up?

I think some of you people overreact...one guy beats up another and it is clickbait. You think there is only one fight per day or week in Japan?

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Posted in: What's he saying? See in context

I can name that tune in 3 notes.

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Posted in: 11 dead, 5,600 sent to hospitals last week due to heatwave See in context

Electrical systems won’t support an AC some places, and there is that custom of not using the AC at night because it is reputed to make you sick. 

Strange custom. I would rather be sick than dead.

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Posted in: Phelps doubts doping protests will bring real change See in context

Like Russia, China has a history of wide-spread doping and probably should be completely banned from international competition.

USA as well.

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Posted in: Stalker mixed urine into face lotion of object of his affection See in context

Surely this will make international news

Not at all..Just another weirdo story. Believe me, there are plenty of them, but most don't hit the media.

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Posted in: Survivor of deadly arson attack escaped by jumping out of building See in context

I often run this scenario through my mind when I'm in a building with more than floor. Jumping from up to the 3rd floor is doable w/o too severe of an injury, I think

Oh I fully guarantee I would jump out of 2nd or 3rd floor. No doubt about it, and I am in the older demographic. Better a broken leg or knee injury than instant cremation.

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Posted in: JAL staff's new look See in context

Looks very ho-hum...almost funereal.

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Posted in: What’s the difference between 'cheeseburger' and 'double cheeseburger' flavored chips? See in context

Who eats a hamburger with ‘potato chips’ ?

It's common in certain parts of North America...restaurants in some parts serve them that way. Also good at picnics, at the beach etc. Not as greasy as wolfing down french fries etc.

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Posted in: Manga shows true life-changing encounter between Hawaiian surfers and paralyzed Japanese man See in context

A nice article and goes to show how kindness can pay dividends.

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Posted in: Take that See in context

Always amazed how much free time these protestors have. Don't they have jobs or attend school?

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Posted in: Japanese town celebrates first whale catch of the season See in context

"Everybody's happy today," she added.

Clearly not everybody

 "I realized that when we eat it, we are receiving its life force."

So perhaps let it keep it's own life force rather than you consuming it. What, there's not enough other stuff to eat?

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Posted in: Record 16.6 mil foreigners visited Japan in 1st half of 2019 See in context

The number of tourists from SK will be decreasing more and more

I really don't think that's the case. The SK politicians can huff and puff if they want to, but people still like to travel

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Posted in: Japan now has crab fish paste sticks that taste like soda See in context

It's very sad that one of the world's best cuisines, so healthy and light, is now full of wannabe American or western crap food, and all these new products that are full of chemicals and preservatives.

But in this case, artificial crab is actually a Japanese invention.

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-3/Imitation-Crab-Meat.html

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