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Posted in: Canada legal cannabis no tax windfall: report See in context

I am pretty sure that the CIBC Word Markets is a lot closer to the actual number. We are talking billions, not mere millions. They are forgetting that a lot of people did not use MJ because the consequences were too horrid to contemplate. Take out the prohibition and a lot of first-time users will give it a go and continue when they realize how it makes them feel. No violence like alcohol, minimal familial repercussions and so on.

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Posted in: Osaka train driver apologizes to Japanese passengers for ‘having many foreigners’ on board See in context

This news gives the Onion a runs for its money. I read that this morning and thought it was a joke at first. Ah well, the most I can say about this is that it is really unprofessional. I hear this kind of stuff all the time at places like Costco... but everyone is entitled to their racist opinions, just don't use a workplace platform to shout it out.

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Posted in: Finding a half decent gym in Japan: A survival guide See in context

I can just imagine deadlifting 250 kg worth of cinder blocks... ouch. When your goal is to get as strong as you can, a gym is the only place you can go to to get that progression going. Incremental weight increases are best done at the gym. It doesn't stop you from going out for a hike or a walk. I use a weighted vest when I want to make my hikes more challenging. But any decent programming will require a gym to get stronger. I am lucky because I get to use the gym at my workplace for free but I remember the good bad days of going to Konami, what a waste of money that was. There's a good bodybuilding scene in Japan, that's probably where most people would feel most comfortable. Try to find one of these pearls, you won't regret it.

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Posted in: A reader moving to Japan asks how much a month it would cost to live here comfortably. How much does it cost you? See in context

I need 500 000 a month to cover costs so anything above that goes towards the 'comfortable' part of the question.

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Posted in: Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphone market See in context

My Galaxy S7 Edge is really an amazing phone. My iPhone-owning friends keep joking that I should have gotten an iPhone but then I would be so limited in what I can do with a phone. And the camera, the camera... wow. Shooting RAW with a phone is something I never thought would happen.

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Posted in: How widespread do you think doping is in pro sports? Are there any sports that you think are clean? See in context

It's everywhere. Basically, to get better, you need to recuperate faster than the other guys and to do that you need some 'help'. I remember arguing with a Kiwi about their star female shot putter being the best in the world without ever using... Yeah, right! No disrespect to her but she's just not gotten caught yet.

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Posted in: To halt smartphone slide, Samsung rewrites playbook See in context

Hope you like it geronimo2006. I got it from au and they also gave me a free tablet. It's probably too late to get the Gear VR for free but if you have the phone already it is most definitely a no-brainer buy. Cheers.

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Posted in: To halt smartphone slide, Samsung rewrites playbook See in context

I got an S7 Edge and I have to say, it is the best phone I have ever had the pleasure to use. I know that people are always saying the iPhone is best but in this particular case, the win is definitely Samsung's. Plus the Gear VR that I got with it is just mind-blowing. It will change the way we view entertainment in the near future. Unbelievable!!

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Posted in: What is the most effective legal way to deal with stalkers? See in context

I had a great answer all ready to go but you've gone and put the word 'legal' in the question so that's that... Legally, obtain a court order and if it is not respected, obtain proof. Cameras around the house, go-pros handy around and your cell phone saving videos to the cloud is best. Keep track of dates and whatever you do, keep away from the creeps.Good luck if this is happening to you.

Also, vary your travels to and from work and change the time of the day when you leave and come back home. There is nothing better for the stalker than a victim's schedule that never changes. They always KNOW where you are any time of day or night.

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Posted in: NXP unveils portable microwave oven See in context

What a great idea. I've been looking for something similar for ages. Great news.

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Posted in: Samsung Gear expands virtual-reality arsenal See in context

Thanks zengohan, I am getting my VR Gear today and I have to say, the phone is absolutely incredible. Dead Halls is on my list for this week, thanks for the tip.

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Posted in: Samsung Gear expands virtual-reality arsenal See in context

They've finally brought the Galaxy S7 Edge to Japan, from next week. I'll be first in line to get one. I might just get a Gear VR as well. Finally a phone that makes me want to part with my Galaxy Note 3.

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Posted in: Two killed after minivan rear-ends truck stopped on expressway See in context

RIP poor unlucky people.

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Posted in: Nagoya woman arrested for setting boyfriend on fire See in context

Rest in peace... but what a way to go.

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Posted in: Man suspected of stealing money from at least 50 unlocked vehicles See in context

That guy isn't dumb, he is asking for a lawyer. Dumb is leaving money in your unlocked parked car.

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Posted in: Sony projector can make TV-sized projections anywhere See in context

I'll probably be getting one if my company spending budget allows it. I'll come back with a review later on. Talk about short throw!

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Posted in: High-intensity workout injuries spawn cottage industry See in context

Yep, high intensity and timed high volume with heavy weights will do a 40 something in very, very quickly. Form goes out the door in a jiffy and here you are, injured for the next few months... Low volume very high intensity works for me now as I am closing on to 50. I leave the other stuff to you get folks!

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Posted in: How much power or sexual harassment goes on at your workplace? See in context

My company has several very effective committees taking care of problems like that. A lot of times, problems have happened because people weren't informed about what constitutes 'harassment' so a large part of their job is the dissemination of information. We even have a committee taking care of alcohol harassment. The custom of peer-pressuring people into drinking a lot is disappearing too, nothing like the bubble jidai, Good thing too.

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Posted in: Canon to buy Toshiba Medical for around Y700 bil: report See in context

Not surprised. What they can do with their MRI/CT scan machines is almost like science fiction.

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Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy See in context

@Barry Photog Houser, bullets are weird man. I've seen some weird skips that just seemed to defy physics. Give it a shallow angle and you'll lose very little velocity. You won't lose deadliness. Fragments can kill too.

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-others/australia-lindt-cafe-seige-hostage-killed-by-police-bullet-ricochet/

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Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy See in context

I watched it on TV this morning and they said that they didn't know he was 15, the officer tried to shoot him in the leg and then missed, the officer shot his weapon with lots of bystanders around in and out if their houses and there were at least four police officers present when the shot was fired. That's not a win, that's luck.

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Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy See in context

I understand your point Kazuaki, but that's a loose shot and where it lands is anyone's guess. Your one-year old's shoulder for example... A billy club or a jutte would have made more sense and be a much better legal choice.

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Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy See in context

That's what hand to hand combat is for.

Aly, I think we are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. What you are talking about is OK if you are protecting yourself and aren't a police officer. It doesn't work when your job is to be prepared to use lethal force. In the UK, they would call for back up and then take down the assailant using a large number of officers, not much hand-to-hand combat needed when you have overwhelming numbers on your side. It's one way to do it. They would use a taser in Canada, without waiting for back up if there is danger, like a man charging the officer because the nearest officer might be 20 minutes away, or more.

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Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy See in context

David, remember the Osaka school massacre? The Akihabara massacre? They were done with knives. The assailant may have had problems but the consequences of not stopping him would probably be much worse. Shooting your guns in the ground is probably the second-worse thing a police officer can do. I would not be surprised of the officer actually tried to hit the kid but shot too early...

Whatever the officer's response, non-lethal options should have been used, so taser or pepper spray. If these options were not available at the time, they need to be included in the police officers tool box.

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Posted in: 19-year-old man found dead in snow-covered car in Hokkaido See in context

I helped some of my neighbors winterize their cars and they just couldn't believe the things I told them to carry in their cars. This stuff will save your life, I said. At least carry a shovel and a blanket, please.

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Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy See in context

Sorry but I don't think that the police officer's response was appropriate in this case. The attacker was armed and dangerous, charging the police officer, and was not cooperating... That's what tasers are for, with a good helping of billy-clubs and backup.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 feeling flush as toilet firm becomes sponsor See in context

Guess the new 2020 Olympic theme song is going to be from Rage against the Latrine...

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Posted in: 10-year-old boy dies after being hit by minivan in front of his home See in context

RIP little one.

JT: he was on his way home.

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Posted in: Trump momentum grows ahead of Super Tuesday next week See in context

The only thing I can think of when I look at and listen to these candidates is: It's got lectrolites!". Fiction becoming reality in front of my unbelieving eyes.

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Posted in: Court rules Canadians can grow their own medical pot See in context

Thanks Strangerland, I guess my 'friend' will have to refrain from using legal substances back home.

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