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Posted in: Local police chief in Fukui ticketed for off-duty driving gaffe See in context

People make mistakes.

Police are people too, this wouldn't be the first office of the law running foul of the rules they are meant to enforce.

I'm just glad that no one was hurt and it wasn't a more serious infraction.

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Posted in: New Zealand restricts entry for its own nationals escaping coronavirus See in context

This isn't a ban on NZ citizens returning, this is a request to slow down entry as there aren't enough facilities to house the current influx of returnees. When there is space, they will be allowed to return again.

A three week freeze is hardly a ban. How can anyone misinterpret this????

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Posted in: Australia deploys police, army to enforce border closure between 2 states See in context

It is because people haven't been following the rules that Victoria is having to head back into lockdown. Stage two would be better.

Because people haven't been following the rules, active enforcement is now required. No wall is required, just appropriate forces to do their job.

This has worked before and won't be forever.

Be smart and have hope people.

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Posted in: Shooting star seems to have exploded above Tokyo See in context

A star in the east, I'm only "plage of frogs" away from completing my 2020 apocalypse bingo card!

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Posted in: Street Kart company ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support See in context

A service that started by stealing IP from Nintendo, puts unwitting tourists in harm's way and causes nusance to everyone around them? So many tears will be shed at the demise....

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Posted in: High court says Twitter need not delete tweets on man's arrest history See in context

@JCosplay thanks for the feedback mate, much appreciated!

There is a fine balance between protecting the public and excessive punishment. Between public interest and the right to privacy.

And I'm not sure if a "for-profit" web service is the best organisation to decide what information is kept as a public record about private citizens.

Personally, I believe there needs to be consequences for when people act inappropriately. Severe enough to deter crime, to give the victim a sense of satisfaction and society to see that order is being upheld. Once the punishment is complete, that should be the end of the matter. Being named and shamed as described in the article constitutes continued and unnecessary punishment.

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Posted in: High court says Twitter need not delete tweets on man's arrest history See in context

The issue with this revolves around continued punishment. Sure he may have done his time, paid his fine, whatever, but surely he will be at a severe disadvantage when trying to move forward with his life.

There is a problem with "The Internet" in so far that anything published tends to stick around. Whether stupid things you did in your youth, things posted about you by people you trusted (revenge porn, etc) or simply reports of your past mistakes, there needs to be a time where you can be "forgotten".

For people who choose to become public figures, then your actions need to be a matter of public record. For those who pose an ongoing threat, there needs to be some kind of tracking (Terrorism offences or Sex offenders). For the rest of us, we need to be protected so that our private lives remain just that, private.

There are criminal records for a reason, concerned organisations can request a person's criminal history to see if something relevant is recorded. Once a period has passed, these records can become spent or sealed and no longer disclosed. These records aren't available to any nosey parker, services like Twitter are.

I feel, people deserve the right to pay the penalty (as decided by the courts) for their actions and then be able to move on with their lives, not to be continually punished through their records being available to everyone online.

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Posted in: Coca-Cola pausing social media advertising See in context

Facebook is little more than a cesspool.

Friends who I want to stay in touch with have my email.

Social media platforms exist to make money off content you create. So far they (generally) only operate to increase views, by any means necessary. Being a good citizen comes a far distant second place to the primary goal of monetization of YOU.

To companies that get out of these toxic environments, great!

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Posted in: You've got mail: 'Abenomask' distribution starts in Japan See in context

Masks aren't that useful for to prevent catching Corona. What they are good for is to prevent passing it onto others. A person can be infected without realising and be spreading the virus as they cough and sneeze. If they are doing this into a mask it will reduce what they spread compared to coughing into their elbow or just into the breeze.

Social distancing & simply staying at home is best, but for those who have no choice but to go out in public I would rather that everyone was wearing a mask to reduce the spread.

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Posted in: Foreign firms wary as China launches investment law See in context

China is starting to respect IP rights? I won't hold my breath on this one.

Simply put, China is losing it's competitive edge of cheap labour. It can only manipulate it's currency for so long. I'm happy to see other nations not putting up with their shenanigans any more.

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Posted in: Cram school teacher arrested for attaching dog collars to young student See in context

I just can't imagine the justification for this.

Heck, I couldn't even imagine thinking of this as an idea to do with a student.

Why, just WHY??

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Posted in: Man hangs himself outside Shinjuku Station in Tokyo See in context

How very sad.

"Suicide doesn’t stop the pain, you’re only shifting it onto others."

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Posted in: Awareness is increasing that one gets expelled immediately for indecent behavior. See in context

It could be a high number of cases or it could be a matter of greater awareness / less tolerance for putting up with rubbish by students. Next we may even see more impossible things like decent work/life balance for teachers as well as better instruction and vetting for them.

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Posted in: 'Rich people's illnesses' and 'poor people's illnesses' - they differ, but you lose either way See in context

Farming in Japan is a very big issue, but an over-simplification goes along these lines:

Farming isn't a lucrative career, the farmers only charge what the market will bear and other organisations in the distribution chain make far larger profit margins than the farmers receive. A reduction in tariffs or subsidies will push many existing farmers over the edge and they will choose to sell off their land, most likely to be used for housing developments and never to be productive land again. Then Japan becomes more reliant on food imports and more vulnerable to external issues.

A comprehensive management program is required to look at amalgamating existing farms, encouraging people to choose farming as a career, improving access to labour saving technology and collective selling is required. It is easy to get a loan for a house or car, try getting a loan to start a farm and see what happens. Food prices in Japan can't simply be solved through a reduction of tariffs or subsidies.

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Posted in: Realistic lettuce notepad great for jotting down fresh ideas See in context

Cute and interesting yet expensive and not that useful.

Consider further the plastic packaging and the extra space required to ship these compared to traditional notepaper.

1058yen for forty sheets of paper? Even printed character notepads are better value and easier to write on.

My guess? The product is simply clickbait for Geo Design to get them in the news.

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Posted in: Ohtani to have season-ending surgery on kneecap See in context

This is his 2nd year, the 1st year he won Rookie of the Year and this year is hitting .286-18-62 though starting in May. He is electing to get surgery because Angels are waaaaaay out of it and he wants to be ready for next season. What is the problem with that?

Absolutely nothing, that's what!

I'm sure if the Angels had a chance, he would soldier on. But being realistic, he is doing the right thing to look after himself for the 2020 season!

Go Angels! Go Lions!

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Posted in: Should bloggers and tweeters be subject to the same libel and slander laws as traditional media outlets? See in context

The truth should be protected, lies should have light shined upon them.

There are consequences for your actions, online anonymity shouldn't be a given.

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Posted in: NASA investigating what may be first ever crime committed in space See in context

Despite making up 50% of the population, women make up 100% of space criminals...

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Posted in: Mother of road-rage victim calls for harsher penalties See in context

I am sorry for her loss. No parent should outlive their child.

Thank you for speaking out against this.

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Posted in: Illustrator shows different types of perverts encountered on Japanese trains See in context

Which train line have foreign men experienced women groping them? Times? Stations?

Asking for a friend...

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Posted in: Qantas gets creative with points redemption; dedicated plane set for take-off to Narita See in context

but they flirt with the young men.

So what? The ANA staff were never grumpy or rude, like I experienced a few times with Qantas. (Not just to me)

Maybe they were just being polite, not flirting? Seems like an odd accusation to make.

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Posted in: Qantas gets creative with points redemption; dedicated plane set for take-off to Narita See in context

After flying to and from Japan with Qantas for years, one flight with ANA changed all of that.

Rude elderly cabin crew? Missing

Cabin crew who can't speak English? Missing

Food? Quite good and impressive

I wouldn't go back to Qantas, even if the flight was free.

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Posted in: German scientists create see-through human organs See in context

Truly awesome.

Get yourself scanned at 20 (or whenever your prime is) and get replacement parts replicated based on that template. The next step after this will be full printing like in Fifth Element.

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Posted in: Should it be illegal for employers to underpay their workers? See in context

If the poll was "is the sky blue" you would still have 5% say no.

Mind you, those could be in Beijing......

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