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Posted in: Sanjo See in context

Replace the milk with soy milk. Problem solved. Replace white with brown rice, double solved.

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Posted in: Internet giants wage war on pop-up ad blockers See in context

Thanks for the additional sites aside from the standby of AdBlock. TruthDig.org suddenly began sporting a slide on add to support their Facebook site. I did, but the ad keeps coming back, so I am not rewarded. Wrote to them to say I would not "like" them every blasted article or ever again. Hope these other programs can erase that junk from my eyeballs.

Merriam-Webster used to be a great site, until they installed a huge corner video of some annoying person. Completely distracting. I complained, but no action or response. Now I use freedictionary.com, a visually calm area with the same information or more.

Thinking you can bludgeon people into paying is just not going to cut it. Adversarial advertising is not going to help or work. Do not pay ever. We all pay Internet connection fees and that should be it.

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Posted in: Two Sierra Leone Ebola doctors die in one day See in context

Sadly, I believe this is just the beginning for the human race. Pandemics are our future. RIP those brave, brave doctors.

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Posted in: Miki Ando among Parenting Award winners See in context

and I really appreciate that "talent" is in quotes.

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Posted in: Airlift to ease Japan french fry shortage See in context

This is a sign of the beginning of end. Life as we know it unravels into the decline awaiting us, signaled by small signals. This is one of them.

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Posted in: Book Talk: Diane von Furstenberg on success and empowering women See in context

Always like her and her clothes have a certain edge that is captivating.

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Posted in: Ian McKellen - from Gandalf to Godot, it's all great See in context

Love this man! And Patrick too!

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Posted in: What’s better for the environment: a fake or real Christmas tree? See in context

In the USA, a natural was the norm. Here in Tokyo, I have seen a live Christmas tree for sale, or even a plastic one, for that matter. I have resolved it by putting up Xmas lights in my window in the classic triangular formation.

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Posted in: Drinkable Hi-Chew coming to a Japanese convenience store near you See in context

It's not Chuhai?

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Posted in: Hanyu defied crash warning, says coach See in context

He is very brave. Don't ever forget he is from the Tokoku area, and the effects of 3/11 are always part of his motivation. I applaud him deeply.

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Posted in: Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown resigns See in context

Good riddance. Now what the heck is the rest of his life going to be good for? Cops should really think of other reactions than killing with their guns. That is the lesson I glean from this fiasco. If nothing else, shoot for the kneecaps. A little basic courtesy would go a long way, too, on both sides, but that is probably a pipe dream.

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Posted in: Did Sony's sexed-up PS Vita ad deserve to be yanked? See in context

Surprise. Blatant sexism. Glad people protested.

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Posted in: Cultural lessons in housing and construction See in context

Cold in winter. Blazing hot in summer. That is what I typically live in as there seems no other alternative here in Tokyo.

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Posted in: No. of Fukushima nuclear plant workers on false contracts increases See in context

Just one more reason, as if we need another, as to why NO nuclear power plants should be restarted in Japan.

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Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences in the way Japanese and U.S. media report the news? See in context

The US News has endless eye-rolling wonky sound effects, swishes, and other nonsense, proving the "news" is just entertainment. Go to the Internet immediately. Japan news is just staid.

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Posted in: Chinese skipper arrested for poaching coral brought to Yokohama See in context

Only one boat???????????????

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Posted in: Nearly 30% of world population is overweight: study See in context

So, 30% of humans in general are idiots, it seems.

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Posted in: China mourns death of Japanese actor Takakura See in context

I still wonder if he died from his cigarette smoking, if indeed he did smoke. Anyone know? Aside from that, he will be missed. A fine actor.

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Posted in: Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high See in context

Guy: "No surprise to see this thread get quickly hijacked, as always, by the usual anti-nuclear suspects. "

And no surprise to see pro-nuclear advocates try to wrest it back their way. Like that way has been so wonderful. Sorry, your time is over.

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Posted in: Abe set to call election, delay tax hike See in context

What is this "structural reform" 3rd arrow that is stuck. Isn't this the most important thing? Why do the people uniformly have to see their prices increase with the CT and yen plunge? Never a chance to get serious reform, reduction of pork barrel projects, or conservation in the old fashioned chance!

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Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83 See in context

A great actor. Lymphoma? Didn't happen to be a smoker, did he?

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Posted in: MLB support for Fukushima See in context

OK, give us the info we need. Is the Fukushima produce from the east (contaminated) side, or the west (uncontaminated) side. The mountains that split Fukushima north to south prevented the radiation from spreading west, as I understand it. I never buy any food from Fukushima as they do not honestly label the exact origin. Nice to show support, but I would not do it through food intake.

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Posted in: Midtown Christmas See in context

Always nice to see Rie M.

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Posted in: Japan's dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks success See in context

Regarding the headline" Unfazed by Starbuck's Success"...let me know how you die. No doubt, in a hospital of any assorted variety of CANCER because you choose to allow selfish smoker's addictions. Every smoker is fine until the health bill comes in. I don't care how fine your coffee is. Combining it with smoking suicidal and you could have had much more business if you were 100% smoke free. Typical addict self justification rationale. Smokers...do you get it? Leave the rest of us sane nonsmokers free of your vicious, cancerous addiction.

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Posted in: Media speculation mounts over Abe's election, tax hike plans See in context

How about returning to the former tax rate? Won't that encourage spending within Japan in a massive way? Not sure tax hikes are the real solution.

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Posted in: Japan's dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks success See in context

Joe Bigs, Fine. Put signs on the doors indicating that smoking or non-smoking is inside. Let consumers decide before entering. Frankly, the only solution is a national law banning all smoking indoors. It works economically as proven worldwide. I would love to visit the place featured in the article but no way in hell will I go into a smoky, cancerous environment.

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Posted in: Japan is still way behind in terms of anti-smoking policies, especially measures against secondhand smoke. You can still smoke in a lot of public places in Japan such as office buildings, coffee shops See in context

Let's hope the approaching Olympics will provide the impetus for a national shift and a national law banning all smoking indoors. It may be the only solution to this unhappy problem.

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Posted in: Japan is still way behind in terms of anti-smoking policies, especially measures against secondhand smoke. You can still smoke in a lot of public places in Japan such as office buildings, coffee shops See in context

Serrano san, I hope you told the hair cutting place why you were leaving, never to return. What an obnoxious, obtuse policy!

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Posted in: Japan is still way behind in terms of anti-smoking policies, especially measures against secondhand smoke. You can still smoke in a lot of public places in Japan such as office buildings, coffee shops See in context

A fat person does not affect me. Smokers do. Wish SIGNS were on doors warning me before I walk in if the place is smoker friendly or human lungs friendly. Smoke is full of dangerous chemicals, as everyone knows.

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