OneEyedMan comments

Posted in: Osaka mayor wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home See in context

Bad ideas seem to spread faster than good ones. A US State Senator from Vermont had a similar idea.

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Posted in: Orthodontist setting Japan straight on teeth See in context

@kurisupisu

Straight teeth for the rich and ....crooked for the poor...

Rich people tend to be healthier than poor people in general.

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Posted in: Orthodontist setting Japan straight on teeth See in context

Lol! Those costs are definitely not gonna encourage people to fix there teeth.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

Lol! Why hate on these women? Do you hate a lioness that chooses the fitter stronger male lion over the weaker one? If one of these women have his kid they and their child will be set for generations.

Whether you like to believe it, humans are not separated from the rules of nature ie. survival of the fittest.

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Posted in: With Uighur comic, Japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday suffering See in context

@ Mr Kipling

Amazing how people are so easily taken in by the anti-China propaganda.

Google Kunming terrorism or Kashgar or better still Uighur terrorism for a clearer picture as to why China has had to take security measures.

China has been successful in halting its internal terrorist threat.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” 

Benjamin Franklin, “Reply to the Pennsylvania Governor”, November 11, 1755

I hope the day comes you lose your basic human rights so your neighbors can feel a little more "secure". But I hope it is just long enough to allow you to empathize since I don't want to be a hypocrite. :P

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Posted in: With Uighur comic, Japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday suffering See in context

Nope. Completely different ideology. Christianity has no concepts like jihad, jihza, dhimmitude etc. There are very fundamental differences in ideology and history.

If you did even a little research on the history of Christianity you would see many of these acts you denounce occurred under the banner of Christianity.

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

Personally, I think the best thing to change would be gender roles, to allow men to take a bigger role in the family and women to take a bigger role in the workplace. However, a significant number of people like things the way they are, so there is no momentum for change. Lots of men are happy to leave childraising to their wives and lots of women do not want to work.

How does one go about legislating culture? Best example is segregation in America. Laws have been in place for almost a century that banned segregation in schools on top of forced integration, yet the problem has not been solved or even come close to be honest. Your suggestion I believe is a good one but it will take more than government intervention to address that issue.

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

obviously this is open to abuse---people just popping out kids and taking the money, leading to a generation of youngsters who may not receive a proper education or contribute to society.

unless there's some form of government program where people can just drop babies off and the state raises them to the desired level or quality of person.

I obviously expect a more nuanced solution from policy makers than just handing out money. I am just stressing that the window for half measures will soon be closed and more abrasive ones(within reason)should be implemented.

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

Yes, the demographics look bad. But at least, the government is not following the EU style "replacement migration", replacing a declining native population with 3rd world immigrtation into the already stretched welfare system. So I say in comparison Japan looks pretty good.

Yes. Instead Japan will choose what is behind door #2.....what is the prize Bob? Ding! Ding! Ding! Exctinction!

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

I'm surprised the Japanese gov't doesn't just pay women to have babies at this point.

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

Thinking of the people I know of child-bearing age, the government has a very long way to go to make it anything like an attractive prospect for them. They've all got good careers and modern technological luxuries to bother. And there's no guarantee that their kids would look after them when they get old.

Frankly, if you are having children in this era with the idea that they should/will take care of you in your old age is a bad mindset. One should be lucky/blessed to be able raise children into adults who can take care of themselves. If you were a good parent you won't even need to ask your adult children for help, they will do it by themselves.

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Posted in: Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record See in context

Blame the western philosophy where women are not women or men are not men anymore. The western ideology had no business in Japan society. Go back do your research and you will see when exactly the decline began and the many of the contributing factors. Today a guy can't even ask a woman out or pay her a compliment else the sexual harassments or accused of being a chikan.

If there is a size-able amount of people with this mindset in Japan let alone the government, the population will continue to decline.

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