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Posted in: The truth behind maid cafes—are they that quirky? See in context

Desert Tortoise has a point, for example there is actually quite a lot of harrassment of straight men by gay men in the workplace. Thats just a fact but it is not even aknowlegded. We need a more comprehensive debate on such things. I have never been in a MC and I wont be either because they are just not my...cup of tea(Pun intended) , but if the gils like it and they get paid, its their own business, and they should be left get on with their own lives. If people want to go there, its their business also. Its not for me or for feminists or, especially men to exaggerate and misrepresent and criticise something they clearly are threathened by.

The "Liberal west", tolerance of the extreme levels of homelessness & drug-abuse concerns me more than Japans tolerance of Maid Cafes.

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Posted in: Mystery still shrouds COVID-19 origin See in context

China clearly developed this horrible virus. Its not a "conspiricy heory" it is absolute commensence, based on extremely strong scientific, social and political evidence (If not legally-prosecutable, yet). From the get-go the WHO were actively grovelling to China rathter than just going to Wuhan or at the very least demanding to be let go there. The WHO are therefore juat as responsible as China. It has been pressures from powerful interests concerned with trade deals with China that have sabutaged any efforts to hold China accountable. China are currently also holding a severely ill Irish Airline Industry exuctive hostage. He has not been charged never mind convicted of a single thing. He appraes to be yet another innocent pawn in Chinas attenpts at "world Domination". All empires come crumbling down eventually. Praise God we have a vaccine at last. Hopefully the world can investigete this properly and build a legally-prosecutable case to protect the world from this ever happening again.

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Posted in: Pandemic-hit sex workers flock to NPO for sympathy and advice See in context

I feel very sorry for CSW's. I believe that CSW's should get the same respect and welfare allowances of any other workers. There is nothing morally wrong with sex, therefore selling it is not wrong. Issues with pimps are seperate issues.

I believe that welfare should be generous and according to ones means. I.e. if you dont need it-you shouldnt get it.

BUT- Universal Basic Income concept is a VERY BAD IDEA, because it would simply put up the cost of living for everyone because everyone will get this on top of their salaries, so the market will put up its prices on everything because the market place knows people will be prepared too pay more-because they have that extra disposable income. This will make the same payment amount to the porest almost worthless, poor people will become poorer-wealthy people will have this extra sum of monety to spend on trash and - people will be demanding a return to current more standard welfare structures.

Apart from European countries, many countries have very bad welfare systems. Rthaer than going for a UBI, they should just start helping the poorest, in this case CSW's.

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

zichiOct. 24 wrote:

"Some people have no idea about hundreds of years of British (England, Wales, Scotland and NI) cuisines."

Zichi, NI is not "british". It is occupied by Britain and they name it as part of the "UnitedKingdom" not Britain Thats GB. Britain is Eng, Scot & Wales. Northern Ireland is in...Ireland. Look at the map. There is one island called "Britain and then another called "Ireland". Northern Ireland is six occupied "Irish" counties in the norh of "Ireland". These things ARE important. Best of luck to yol with your yorkshire puddings, I'l be having organic Irish beef and Cork's finish cheese, oh and an Irish whiskey to wash it down.

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

"All is fine until the Brits find a reason to violate the agreement."

Ha Ha, very funny (And probably likely to happen also).

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Posted in: Boris Johnson defends Brexit change to avoid UK 'carve-up' See in context

I fully respect the UK's democratic choice to leave the EU. And I offer my sincere best wishes to the UK on this. It is their own business, not mine. But changing the Norhern Ireland Protocol (An Internationally binding agreement, which is one of the vital threads holding the peace process in place) is absolutely another thing altogether. It is reckless and totally unacceptable. Unforunately the Uk's breaking international law when it comes to the north of Ireland is nothing new. Hipocracy and double-standards have consistently been the hallmark of Britains abitrary abuse of the application of the law there. Be this by making its own laws to persecute Irish catholics or to protect criminal acts by supporters or representatives of Britain against the catholic pupulation or simply chosing, whenever it suits them, to egnore International Human Rights laws and court rulings ( The ECJ being a good example). But this time they are not just bullying the Catholics of the north of Ireland they are slapping the face of the EU and the USA, and even Britich leaders such as John major, who did their bect for peace.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for killing man with cassette gas torch burner See in context

I dont know how any one could do such a thing to another living creature, nevermind another human being.

She should be executed the exact same way she killed that man.

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Posted in: Young people losing interest in sex, but why? See in context

'Article appears to suggest too much money and a private education make you an impotent nerd.

So whats new?

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Posted in: Young children carry higher levels of coronavirus: study See in context

"Those at risk of dying need to lock themselves down."

No way - we need to 'protect' those at risk. BUT, current trends, all over the world indicate that the young and (presumed) healthy are the highest demographic getting Covid now. Why? They think like the above, that they are invincible and only vulnerable people can get it etc. We are all vulnerable to Covid. It's dangers escalate daily. It is indiscriminate. We all need to help eachother on this virus or it will win.

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Posted in: 35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll See in context

Is this analyses? Or just Anti-Irish sentiment?

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Posted in: Why are so many Japanese women pigeon toed? See in context

There is nothing wrong with Japanese girls feet, walk or stance. Nothing. Leave the Japanese girls alone.

Us guys dont walk too great, especially after we have had a few beers, do we?

So we cant criticise anyone can we?

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'Why is he anti-Japan?' See in context

Fascinating subject. Almost everywhere I travel these days I meet locals who bitch about their own culture & their own country and say that elsewhere is better. When they give more detail it often materializes that what they perceive as being "the culture" of the other better ideal country is often not the real everyday culture there, but either just marginal pop culture or a long lost traditional image no longer in operation. This is a sign of ignorance of their own culture, personal immaturity & insecurity.

I would suggest that an obsessive belief that other cultures are superior to your own is an inverted-racist position. It exists in practically every country I've been in, and it is gaining momentum. The grass always appears greener on the other side etc. But the reality is every culture has good and bad elements. I absolutely passionately love Japan, its culture (traditional and modern) and its people. It is very special. But I also love my own homeland. I think that's normal, sensible and healthy. But that's just my opinion.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 1 wounded in crossbow attack; suspect arrested See in context

It saddens me to see people I love and care about hurting eachother, and really I love and care about Japanese people, so this along with the death of Hana Kimura is very sad. Japanese people please appreciate your own people more and stop harming eachother. Japan is a beautiful country and Japanese people - you are all very special. May they all RIP.

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Posted in: Insect enthusiast puts cricket ramen on the menu See in context

Maybe with the Covid-19 scare its a strange/inappropriate period to be expirimenting with unusual "animal" dishes? Its just a thought, thats all. I have been thinking that as a human species perhaps we should drift away from so much animal-eating, especially eating novel experiments, and drift back more towards vegetables? Safer? But, look, who am I to say anything. Each to their own I guess. Its probably less dangerous than the c**p in the average Doner Kebab. So if its your kind of thing tuck-in and eh...enjoy?

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Posted in: Does virus crisis stoke case for united Ireland? See in context

Correction to typo-error above.

Towards bottom where it has (

It should have been 9.

Meaning "9 Million plus".

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Posted in: Does virus crisis stoke case for united Ireland? See in context

Well Mr "Sid" - YOU - should get your facts right. You are a typical British Nationalist/Unionist, who prefers to attack a commentator rather than put rational argument. In FACT here is the historical order. The English and Normans combined invaded Ireland in 1170, that is 850 years ago. The ethnic cleansing of Ireland by the English referred to as "the plantation of Ireland" (especially in six of the the nine northern counties of Ulster) took place between 1609 and 1690 when the lands of the Irish nobility were stolen and granted to Scottish and English settlers (who sub-devided land to Irish so much and took control of the rivers, lakes and coastal areas that the Irish only had patatoes to live on). When the Irish continued to fight British occupation, Britain sent over Adolf Hitlers predecessor called Oliver Cromwell who massacred tens of thousands of people. But the irish sill would not accept British rule, so they decided to change the laws. In 1801 they introduced Penal Laws which basically outlawed everything Irish: The Catholic religion; The Irish language. Irish speaking Catholics were barred from the professions and emerging guilds/trades unions. The population in 1801 was ( million plus, in 1901 it was less that 4 million. Those who didn't perish from the potato famine brought on by the imposed dependency on potato growing resulting in either starvation or emigration.

And BTW Whats wrong with the Native American people running the USA anyway? All indigenous peoples have a right to self determination. Its the empire obsessions of countries like Britain that have , in one way or another, led to many if not most of the chronic problems in this world. So - Down with Empires. I salute the indigenous peoples of this world.

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Posted in: Does virus crisis stoke case for united Ireland? See in context

In the six occupied counties that the british refer to as "Northern Ireland" those who want to remain in the UK are the ancesters of people who were planted there two hundred years ago by the British. They are not and never were "Northern Irish". They are British who stole the land and various privileges over the indigenious Irish people. They do not want to give up that land ownership and other privileges, so they want to stay in the UK. It is absurd to compare them with people from Hong Kong. The reason the IRA agreed to a peace process is thet there has to be joint referendums on both sides of the (Invisible-fake) border at the same time, and the outcome will determine if Ireland wil be united. The British have been afraid to agree to have that joint referendum and since Brexit the commercial polling surveys have indicated a majority in favour of Irish unity.

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