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Posted in: N Korea ready for war if Trump wants it, official says See in context

Just put Trump and Kim in a cage to a fight to the death. No need to senselessly kill any innocents here. Let the two children fight each other hand to hand.

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Posted in: Japan's grim population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable See in context

I don't see a problem in population decline. The world has too many people as it is. The less people, the better in my opinion.

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Posted in: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics: WHO See in context

Just wait until after the Olympics. Then we'll see how serious they are about all of this. "2021 Olympics? What Olympics? Smoking ban? What smoking ban?" Wait and see.

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Posted in: Former Nova teacher pleads guilty to defrauding students in Hawaii bank scam See in context

And most are not bad at all...so what's your point?

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Posted in: Who would you say has been the most famous fictional character of the past two centuries? See in context

Jesus?

Moderator: Still haven't learned anything yet, I see. You can have another 24 hours off.

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Posted in: Who would you say has been the most famous fictional character of the past two centuries? See in context

Jesus?

Moderator: You can have 24 hours off from posting.

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Posted in: Who would you say has been the most famous fictional character of the past two centuries? See in context

Jesus?

Moderator: If you post this again, you will suspended from the discussion board. Jesus is not a character of the past two centuries which are the parameters of this question.

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Posted in: 2020 Vision See in context

Speed Racer?

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Posted in: Personality test says you can tell a person’s character by how he or she sleeps See in context

About as reliable as "blood type" personality tests & horoscopes.

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Posted in: Cleaner robot pulled from Fukushima reactor due to radiation See in context

It's so bad the little roomba can't even function properly!

Here's an idea...hire NASA to help develop a robot that can withstand these extreme conditions. If they can send rovers to Mars and even the harsh conditions of Venus, Daiichi shouldn't be an issue. But seeing as how this thing shouldn't have been an issue so many times in the past, I doubt they'll suddenly start doing the right things.

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Posted in: 200 protest in Tokyo against APA Group over Nanjing Massacre book in hotels See in context

Freedom of speech vs. pulling the wool over ones eyes about the past. The past is past and some things should never be repeated. But you should still own up to it and learn from it. Speaking out however should still be a right, regardless of how much of a place of ignorance it comes from.

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Posted in: Rakuten CEO tweets Trump move to ban refugees makes him cry See in context

"Oh look, everyone is against Trump's ban...looks like I'll virtue signal on Twitter to show other people I care...look at me guys! I'm crying!"

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Posted in: Which jobs will be made obsolete by driverless cars? See in context

Daiko services

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Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo See in context

I really could not care less what people do with their free time, but at what point does an "anti-Trump" rally in Tokyo not become a complete waste of time? Let's all have an anti-Najib Razak rally in Uganda next!

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Posted in: Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in See in context

Regardless of how you feel about it, it is reality. But it doesn't matter. What matters is what YOU are doing. No one else controls your life, you do. You make your own way and your own happiness. Don't sit around complaining or wishing for what hasn't come to pass. You want something? Go get it. Time is the only thing you can't or won't get back. How are you spending yours?

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Posted in: Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds See in context

Good. Now let Snowden off the hook as well and don't pursue anything against Assange. These guys expose the corruption and backdoor dealings of governments and corporations. Truth is best to be heard. People shouldn't shield their eyes from this any longer and think their big daddy government really cares for them.

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Posted in: In 2015, Japan accepted 27 refugees, including three Syrians, after some 7,500 people from 69 countries sought such status in Japan, according to the justice ministry. Do you think Japan should take i See in context

Just take a look at Sweden. Japan doesn't need refugees. Japan needs actual skilled, civilized workers to be brought in.

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Posted in: Japanese kindergarten teaches students pre-war ideals See in context

“Should emergencies arise, offer yourselves courageously to the state.”

Whole lotta NOPE on that. Can't the world just move past blind nationalism at this point? No one chooses to be born on a piece of land, why should they be loyal to it to the point of death? Brainwashing children is child abuse in my opinion.

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Posted in: Fidel Castro dies at 90 See in context

Whoda thunkit that JT commenters are overwhelmingly communist...

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Posted in: Woman hits, kills 3-year-old son with car See in context

I don't get why JapanToday reports this and all the murder/violent crime stories. Yes they happen and yes the loss of life is sad, but they seem to over report these incidents. You'd think Japan is a dangerous place reading all the headlines on this site. I don't see how this type of story is news unless there's a killer on the loose or something. But just reporting murders or accidents as news is hardly that.

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Posted in: Clinton lashes out at FBI's handling of new email review See in context

This couldn't have come at a better time. Both Clinton and Trump have proven to be unelectable scumbags. Vote third party. Dump Trump and get rid of the Clintons.

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Posted in: Assange, Ecuador's awkward guest who just won't leave See in context

Everyone loved this guy when he was outing secrets of the Bush admin and other foreign governments at the time. Now that the shoe is on the other foot he's suddenly the scum of the earth...hmmm. How about people be consistent (like Wikileaks has)? People should champion true freedom of press and people willing to stake their lives and reputations on exposing the truth, regardless of whether it hurts your feelings or not. The truth hurts sometimes.

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Posted in: Unable to keep pace with change, salarymen over 50 'destroying their companies' See in context

"I'm all for flushing out the turds and bringing in new faces and ideas. But attitudes like "they give the younger staff all the unpleasant jobs" just sound entitled. That's how life is people. Gotta learn the hard stuff before the cushy stuff comes along. That's how it is with everything."

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Posted in: Unable to keep pace with change, salarymen over 50 'destroying their companies' See in context

I'm all for flushing out the turds and bringing in new faces and ideas. But attitudes like "they give the younger staff all the unpleasant jobs" just sound entitled. That's how life is people. Gotta learn the hard stuff before the cushy stuff comes along. That's how it is with everything.

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Posted in: Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters See in context

I don't like either candidate, but if Clinton were to try and be the more positive candidate instead of stooping to Trump's level of negativity, then she just MIGHT get more support. But she's as unlikable as Nixon. Bill's charisma sure as hell didn't rub off on her.

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Posted in: Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia See in context

Until her next fall.

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Posted in: Battling pneumonia, Clinton falls ill at 9/11 memorial, cancels California trip See in context

9/11/2001: Towers collapse from overheating, even though jet fuel can't melt steel beams 9/11/2016: Hillary collapses from overheating, even though it was 78 degrees

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Posted in: What to do about mindless smartphone zombies? See in context

Because they're doing something they're not supposed to be doing, and if you wait until they "actually HURT somebody", the penalty's not going to be enough, and is going to be too late to benefit the victim.

If you want to prevent accidents, the only serious way is to proactively penalize negligent behavior even when it doesn't result in an accident.

Otherwise, why not let people drive drunk? It's the same thing, right?

Driving, yes because that DOES put others at risk. I'm talking about this notion that it's OK to control others because they need to be policed. If someone is walking and using their smartphone and gets hit by a bike or car, it's their damn fault. That should be punishment enough. And it goes beyond the smart phone zombies. All people should be allowed to do whatever they wish without some big nanny telling them what they can/can't do with their bodies or what not unless it interferes with or hurts others in the process. Nobody has a right to control someone else.

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