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Posted in: Town to block Mount Fuji view from troublesome tourists See in context

Ban all tourism to Japan!!! Mount Fuji will be happy and residence around it will be happy! No foreigners throwing garbage everywhere and no over-tourism!!!! All problems solved with JUST one action!!!! Perfect!!!!

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Posted in: Israeli strikes kill at least 40 Palestinians in Gaza, as ceasefire talks begin See in context

Here is a story:

As a young soldier, I was deployed in Gaza. It was 1993-1994.

Our first task was to operate the Erez border crossing every day at 4:00 AM to allow 150,000 Gazans to travel to Israel to get to work.

Due to past stabbings of Israelis by Gazans, our task was to detect and confiscate knives and weapons and allow into Israel those with working permits.

In our brief, we had been told not to let the food carts line up by the Gazan side of the border crossing because it enabled a hiding place for terrorists that threw hand grenades on the hub without being spotted.

The situation was not clear to us. Why would terrorists would like to kill us if we are just helping Gazans to get to work? Wouldn't that also hurt Gazans collaterally?

Today, we all know Hamas wants to kill Israelis, not caring about the jobs, welfare, and lives of Gazans. Back then, that concept seemed odd.

First day in the border crossing. Chaos. Rivers of people are flowing in. We inspect and let them in. We then see the lineup of the food carts. We put the crossing on hold and ran to the coaches.

We ask them to move. They don't. We scream. They don't. A Gazan old man approached me and said, "We just want to get to work. If you don't knock over a cart, they won't move".

We choose a cart, knock it over, and all other coaches leave immediately. The cart owner lifts his cart, picks up his stuff, curses us, and goes.

We then reopen the border crossing.

The following mornings looked precisely the same. Fast response from our side, a cart being knocked over, no hand grenade thrown, the Gazans get to go to work. Everybody is happy.

I found it surprising that only force worked with Gazans. Nothing moves if you don't inflict damage, and you may face death.

When you inflict damage, people take you seriously and may also show some respect. I was never a bully, and I hated myself for being such.

My opinion, back then and today, is that people need to get to work to have food and a future for their children.

A few years after I left Gaza, the Erez border crossing was attacked and damaged repeatedly until it was almost shut. It was Hamas. They kept the jobs and the food from their citizens. They took the future of their children. They brought an unemployment rate of 50%.

If you want an income in Gaza, you have to work in the only industry that exists there- terror. You can choose to dig tunnels, assemble rockets, or be a terrorist.

I had expectations when Israel left Gaza in 2005, and boy I was disappointed.

The question is related to the sympathy and support of Gazans for Hamas. I keep hearing in the media people miss the times they could get a nice income when working in Israel. They keep blaiming Hamas for robbing them.

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Posted in: Musk leaves Beijing after Tesla wins key China security clearance See in context

Now he sold his tech to the CCP! Traitor!

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Posted in: Osaka governor suggests lowering voting age to 0 to curb population decline See in context

How about lower it to -8 months, so that an embryo can vote?

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Posted in: 66-year-old man arrested for stealing woman’s clothes from her house See in context

felt calm whenever he wore women's underwear

Stress treatment by underwear LOL

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Posted in: Biden and Netanyahu speak as pressure grows on Israel and Hamas to reach a cease-fire deal See in context

A ceasefire will be a win for Hamas/Hezbollah! Therefore NO ceasefire till all terrorists are dead and Hamas is no more!!! Hamas must surrender and face the consequences of decades long list of crimes against Israel!!!

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Posted in: Instagram, YouTube the biggest likely winners if TikTok banned but smaller rivals could rise too See in context

TikTok is CCP spyware and must be banned in all democratic countries! India banned it in 2020 and the sky didn't fall! People moved to safer platform ant thus denying CCP access to private data and GPS locations! Anyone thinks otherwise, works for CCP!!!!

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Posted in: Buddhist nun speaks out over Tendai priest sexual abuse allegations — Part 3 See in context

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Posted in: Japan announces plans to launch upgraded satellites on new flagship rocket's 3rd flight See in context

But will it actually launch or explode on takeoff! Must be very difficult to insure Japanese rockets, very high premium!!!

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Posted in: In Hamas video, U.S.-Israeli hostage says living in Gaza 'hell' See in context

There is one way to fix this! Tell all those Palestinian supporters to demand that Hamas surrender and release all hostages! Hell will end and life can go back to normal!

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Posted in: Kishida deserves credit for passage of Ukraine aid: U.S. diplomat See in context

Now he will be on Russian travel ban. LOL

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Posted in: Oil sprays from an ANA flight carrying 213 people as it lands in Hokkaido See in context

Japanese companies are using too many parts that are made in China, that's the reason for drop in quality and reliability. Japan needs to increase domestic production of parts for EVERYTHING and stop buying Chinese garbage! I can't buy anything that doesn't say Made in China!!!!

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Posted in: Do you think the jury system is the best method of determining guilt or innocence in criminal trials? See in context

Yes! But not in case of Trump as it is not possible to find a neutral juror! A computer based judgement should be made as that would be unbiased and fact based only!

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Posted in: WADA reject cover-up charge; China labels swimming reports 'fake news' See in context

China same as Russia with their doping. Both countries have been doing this for a veeeery long time!

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Posted in: 63 doctors, dentists sue Google for keeping reviews they say are unfair See in context

It is an opinion of a patient!

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Posted in: Chinese media call Japan 'two-faced' for seeking closer ties while warning of China threat See in context

China can't a be a friend and an enemy at the same time! Japan needs to decide once and for all what China is!

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Posted in: Visa fees for international artists to tour in U.S. shot up 250% in April See in context

Go to Japan and make a name there, Bon Jovi did!

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Posted in: Nihon University student falls to his death; autopsy finds cannabis in system See in context

That did it! Now Police is going to interrogate everyone at the University! Principle will resign! And the human faces will hit the fan!

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Posted in: Israel’s military chief says that Israel will respond to Iran’s weekend missile attack See in context

Iran has made a big mistake! It showed the world how inferior their weapons are and how superior Israel's defense systems are! Now Iran is going to pay the price for their stupidity!

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Posted in: Dozens of potential jurors at Trump hush money trial dismissed for bias See in context

I don't think it is possible to find ANYONE impartial about Trump! Every single person either loves or hates him! LOL

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Posted in: Testimony begins in lawsuit accusing Japanese police of racial profiling See in context

Interrogating every foreigner of color they see is doing their job, I see! Is that what my taxes are paying for?!

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Posted in: Stolen ¥10 mil gold bowl found in secondhand store See in context

Idiot!

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Posted in: When you were a teenager, did you think much about issues concerning the environment, such as climate change, pollution, recycling, energy and water conservation and so on? See in context

No! When I was a teenager, no one gave a damn about the environment. I don't think even the environmentalists were around at that time! Nor any politician ever mentioned the environment!

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Posted in: LDP punishes 39 members over funds scandal, urging 2 to leave party See in context

Every single member of that party are crooked as a snake!

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Posted in: U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel says he was blown away by Japan’s bathrooms See in context

He didn't have the pleasure of visiting any of the Japanese toilets at the beachside in the summer did he!

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Posted in: Tokyo police confirm 2018 death of N Korea abduction suspect See in context

 died on March 13, 2018, in South Korea at age 90. 

Why didn't South Korean police arrest him? Are they lazy or inept?

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor to resign after gaffe insulting vegetable sellers See in context

I cold use another word, but pushers will do.

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor to resign after gaffe insulting vegetable sellers See in context

Civil servants are the most unproductive good for nothing pencil pushers.

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