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Posted in: Did Trump break the law? FBI search raises fresh questions See in context

They have been claiming that he has broken the law so many times since he became president. He’s not in jail-never been charged. Russiagate- 4 years of nonsense- pushed as fact. The dems need to understand that what they do to others when they have power, can be done to them in the next cycle. Not a good sign of the health of the institutions of the republic. I’m not a fan-don’t want to see trump president again-if he’s guilty, charge him. However, the institutions need to be clearly and reliably seen as non-partisan.

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Posted in: No halal foods are served in detention centers for foreign nationals in Japan See in context

How about gluten free? Vegan?

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Posted in: We are considering reducing the number of employees who must live away from their families. Among the options being tested is a plan to replace residential transfers with business trips to deal with our tasks. See in context

My friend was transferred immediately after a disagreement with his boss. Missed his daughter’s jr high school , high school and part of her university before he was brought back. The family is back together now and doing well, but those years have just been lost-with no great benefit to the company.

i hope many companies change this system.

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Posted in: Questionable ways that environmental concerns and SDGs are being taught to young children See in context

By the time students get to my class, they’ve had many years of SDG indoctrination. Guess what? They all give me the correct answers. When I stop the class and ask them to write on a piece of paper how much they honestly care- I check them at the front of the class- the average is usually around 2 out of 10. Indoctrination makes the teachers and administrators feel good- perhaps focusing on what successes we’ve had and how we can develop new tech and entrepreneurial ideas might be more effective.

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Posted in: Even after a divorce, to the child there is no change in the fact that both are parents. The system should be changed to allow for both the father and mother to fulfill their responsibility to care for the child. See in context

Japan is a nice safe country to live in. I enjoy it here, but the lack of joint custody after divorce is horrifying.

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Posted in: Ukraine, Russia sign grain export deal See in context

One substantive agreement. Now they need to sit down at a table and try to negotiate some kind of peace. Although I’m not hopeful of a quick agreement, they at least need a start to the process.

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Posted in: Decrying Nazism – even when it's not there – has been Russia's 'Invade country for free' card See in context

And the label “Nazi” has been selectively used and misused to target the perceived opponents of the Putin regime

take out, “opponents of the Putin regime”, and add any group you don’t like…this happens all over the west everyday-not a Russian specific technique.

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Condolences to his family and friends. A terrible way to end a life.

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Posted in: Why Roe v. Wade's demise – unlike gay rights or Ukraine – isn't getting corporate America to speak up See in context

Yes, big business will pay for abortions. Why?

a)capitalist companies are deeply moral

b) killing babies is cheaper than maternity leave?

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

The Supreme Court that originally ruled on roe v wade did so by finding”an emanation from the penumbra”of privacy laws to show that the constitution supports abortion. That nonsense ruling, by 9 white men (activists) was what was corrected today. If the majority of Americans want federal abortion then congress should do its job and pass legislation. The court did its job correctly today.

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Posted in: Power-saving reward points worth ¥2,000 to be given to households See in context

This is forward thinking on par with the Abe mask… slow clap

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Posted in: U.S. abortions rise: 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020 See in context

They are quite obviously a genetically distinct living being. They are literally the most vulnerable among us. They should have the opportunity to thrive.

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Posted in: 5 ways to reduce school shootings See in context

More mental health support,more father's living in the home,garden the schools...for starters

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Posted in: 'Top Gun' stays aloft with $86 mil in its 2nd weekend See in context

Great feel good movie. More of this from Hollywood, please

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Posted in: With Roe in doubt, states weigh letting nurses do abortions See in context

Let’s look at the science and let’s debate the moral philosophy. Is abortion intentionally terminating a human life or not?

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Posted in: How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence See in context

The Palestinians repeatedly tried to carry the body, instead of it being transported in the hearse, against the wishes of the family. They succeeded in chasing the hearse away. Then the Israeli military tried to stop her body from being disrespected.

This writer is clearly part of the problem

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Posted in: Do you use toilet slippers at your home? See in context

If they sold them in large size, I might, but 1/2 on 1/2 off my big flopping feet-no point

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Posted in: Disney hasn't found itself in this much trouble since 1941 See in context

I feel sorry for kids whose parents are now telling them that Disney is evil and Mickey Mouse is a rat out to warp their minds. 

Poor kids.

I feel sorry for kids whose parents lack the sense to tell them that Disney and Mickey want to indoctrinate them with postmodern intolerance and neo-racism.

Poor kids.

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Posted in: Activists urge ad boycott if Musk turns Twitter toxic See in context

Musk is exact right in following the requirements of the law on free speech. If the people really want more monitoring/censoring/shadowbanning then the congress can get off their butts and change the law. I’m betting they do nothing of the sort. One, because they’re lazy, and two, because the people don’t want it.

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Posted in: Debate on relaxing mask requirement starting in Japan See in context

People saying there has never been a legal mandate to wear masks are correct but it is a fairly meaningless point. The social taboo if not joining the group and masking up was sufficiently strong for it to be roughly equal to legally mandating. So, it was socially mandated. In practice, in a country like Japan, equally prohibitive.

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Posted in: Experts see harsh realities ahead for Musk at Twitter See in context

Musk is exact right in following the requirements of the law on free speech. If the people really want more monitoring/censoring/shadowbanning then the congress can get off their butts and change the law. I’m betting they do nothing of the sort. One, because they’re lazy, and two, because the people don’t want it.

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Posted in: How do you think Russian President Vladimir Putin would react if Finland and Sweden apply to join NATO? See in context

No one had a clue what Putin would do with the Ukraine... predictability for his reaction to Finland and Sweden joining NATO..not even the mighty minds of Japan today comment section can say for sure...

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Posted in: BA.2 subvariant likely represents 90% of coronavirus cases in Japan See in context

Time to stop wearing masks outdoors in uncrowded places.

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Posted in: Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter for $44 bil See in context

It will be very interesting to see if he makes the algorithms public.

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Posted in: Fox News star Tucker Carlson widely mocked for show on masculinity See in context

If he’s addressing real health issues, good for him. Fir every single issue from the tribe on the right or the tribe on the left you could write the same “news” article. Namely, that some people from the other tribe are making fun of your thinking /and or presentation.

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Posted in: Oscar preview: Five big questions ahead of Sunday's awards See in context

Question 6...Does anyone still care about this silly show?

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Posted in: Man arrested for climbing train station wall to ‘meet wife’ in Kobe See in context

You can’t stop true love! His bride will be delighted!

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Posted in: Which country’s form of government comes closest to your ideal? See in context

Switzerland. It’s clean and safe. Stable democracy with a referendum on the big stuff. Let the people rule. Also, you can’t beat the chocolate!

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Posted in: How has Japan changed for the better since you have been here and how has it changed for the worse? See in context

For the better-there are clothes and shoes in my size and a lot better access to foreign foods,ie. Indian,Vietnamese and a pretty good Ethiopian restaurant.

for the worse-the stores are open over the new year…I used to love how quiet it was for 2 or 3 days. People really spending time with their families (before smart phones). It was lovely!

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