Rory Koelewijn comments

Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

@ virusrex

Your say: You have a choice to get vaccinated or not, but you have to deal with the consequences.

What if (and this requires empathy) people don't want to get an mRNA-injection (for reasons whatever), but your employer suddenly enforces this rule. You can A: Look for another job (for many people that's not realistic) or B: Lose your job (not being able to pay the rent etc..), or C: Get injected against your will.

How is this a choice?!

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

Are you really saying that people working at the largest (private) employer in the US are easily replaceable?

I mean, sure they are from Walmart's point of view, but look at it from the perspective of from a single mother trying her best to give her kids a bright future. She's trying to make ends meet and suddenly she needs to get injected with mRNA to be able to continue doing that. What?!

Maybe you are in the position to not have to care about how to make ends meet every month, but A LOT of people have to. And you are leaving them no choice but to get injected...

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

@ virusrex

It's not a choice! We (unvaccinated, dirty, rabid dogs that we are) are being forced to!

If you work at Walmart and you don't feel comfortable taking an mRNA-injection. Well, too bad for you:

Either you can feed your kids, pay your rent, OR (listen to this) you can get an injection. It's you choice, bro!

That's not even the illusion of choice. It's called 'Sophie's choice'...

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

@ Burning Bush

I usually disagree with everything you say, but it seems we have a common enemy, lol.

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

@ Strangerland:

I agree. No one is forcing anyone to take the vaccine. People are refusing certain privileges for not taking it, but anyone who doesn't want to get vaxxed, doesn't have to get vaxxed. We're just not going to let them play with the rest of us. We're looking for more responsible friends to play with, who are not worthless members of society.

I'm sure there will be a lot of 'special jobs' for people like you to up their social credit score in the future.

I don't know what's in the mRNA-injection (and neither do you), but it sure brings out the worst in people...

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck outside supermarket See in context

I know most people don't want to hear this, but this is on the mother... Unfortunately the driver will be blamed and haunted for the rest of his life by something that could have been prevented...

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Posted in: Vaccinated Americans are getting angry at holdouts See in context

Anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated, with supplies to do so, yet chooses not to, deserves all the derision and blame they get.

Soon, they will lose privileges of society. Which I'm ok with, because they've proven themselves to be lesser members of society.

It's too bad that pointing out how they are the lower members of our species when it comes to intelligence won't convince anyone to get vaccinated, but at least it feels good to make them angry by pointing it out.

You... are... insane...

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Posted in: Health ministry panel approves Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 12-17 See in context

If you are letting your kids get injected with an mRNA vaccine at this point in time, you've lost your marbles and you're unfit to be a parent...

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Posted in: 97% of surveyed major Japanese firms plan workplace COVID vaccinations See in context

I sense a lot of 'vaccination-harassment' incoming:

Workers being 'forced' by their senpai or threatened with a demotion...

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy hit and killed by car driven by his mother See in context

@ kaim

Are you really trying to justify a mother running over her 3-year old child with her car, because of happenstance?! Like: 'Oops I overcooked the pasta, oh stupid me, teehee!'

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy hit and killed by car driven by his mother See in context

@ Bigyen

So I should just send 'thoughts and prayers' and be done with it?

No, I hope people reading the comments will think twice about repeating this mother's mistake.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy hit and killed by car driven by his mother See in context

@ Toasted and BigYen

I want people to take better care of their children...

I have 2 kids and live in the Japanese countryside. Maybe I've become bitter due to my own experiences: People kicking their kids out of the house from morning until dinner-time, not checking up on them whatsoever. My wife and I take care of the local kids when they are thirsty or injured... I've played with other people's kids more than their own parents probably...

I don't want to be an a-hole and I DO feel sorry for this tragic loss of life... But it was 100% preventable.

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

@ Vanessa:

There isn't so many at all. Every one is a tragedy but for a country of 130 million people the numbers are tiny.

First, please get your facts straight: Japan has a population of around 126.5 million.

If you want to compare one country to another, you shouldn't do it in numbers, but in rates. So the burden of proof is on you, since you stated something so ridiculous.

Please show us that the numbers are tiny so we won't get caught in the fallacy of daily news articles versus actual rates...

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Posted in: Fuji TV says cyberbullying of 'Terrace House' star unforeseen See in context

Wesley, It's called 'cancel-culture. You don't have to be bad, but you just get cancelled, because of all the SJWs. The minorities own your ass!

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Posted in: Floods hit northeastern Japan as major river bursts banks See in context

Sorry, how would drones help??

No idea, but it might do more than praying, as 95% of the JapanToday comments suggest...

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Posted in: How Kumamoto hospital 'baby hatch' is doing after 13 years See in context

@ Jonathan Prin

No, don't make excuses with your virtue-signaling!

This lady got her brains F'ed out and got pregnant, but because it was inconvenient, she threw it away.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl falls to her death from 6th-floor apartment See in context

RIP little angel. The parents don't deserve any blame, they've already been punished enough.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context

@ Ccs9056

It doesn't matter what he did or didn't think. He was responsible for his child and because of him the child is no more.

Facts don't care about your feelings...

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context

@ nickstery

I'm sure it wasn't on purpose, but to call it an unfortunate accident doesn't do justice to this gross neglect by the 'father'.

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Posted in: Schools reopen in some parts of Japan after pandemic shutdown See in context

It's just like the flu!

OPEN all the school! OPEN them NOW!!!

sarcasm, by the way

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Posted in: At least 1,900 complain over dirty masks delivered by gov't See in context

What if they use these masks to intentionally spread the virus?!

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Posted in: Back to school See in context

@ savethegaijin

Same here, my kids will not attend. We can pick up the books and materials later.

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

Within 1 second I got my first downvote. Must be a new record.

How is everyone's grasp of sarcasm?

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

It's just like the flu! Open the schools. Open them NOW!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

Yeah, I was really worried about this...

I'm really anxious about sending my kids (elementary 1st and 2nd grade) to school on April 8th, but let's not talk about that.

But thank GOD the new Olympics date has been decided, phew!

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

@ Kim Barber

I'm sorry that my comments made you feel upset. I can be provocative, but it's never my intention to hurt people on a personal level. The same goes for my first comment; I didn't mean that literally those 2 people are personally responsible for spreading anything. It's just that I really don't understand that (in the current situation) people really think it's a good idea to travel all over the place or go to a 'livehouse' event in Osaka, or whatever.

That being said, I DO sympathize with single-mothers/fathers or people who are depending on a double income.

It wasn't a personal critique (although some parents really have no clue what's going on around them), but more to the government and (black) companies for a lack of support/sympathy.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

Why are you guys giving me some many downvotes?

Only because I chose to be careful and keep my 2 kids at home?

Sure, I can be provocative, but I'm not telling you what to do and I don't want to engage any fear-mongering.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

Sorry Rory - But they're right. Hotel Rooms at Retro Rates! Unreal. Check out the Park Hyatt for White Day . Unreal.

I know, it's crazy.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

I need to home-school my children, because I take the situation seriously. Unfortunately, most people don't and still send their children to daycare, or after school-care...

Anyway, I don't want a discussion; everyone should do what they feel is right.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist sites nearly empty as coronavirus bites See in context

Because of the 2 guys who commented above, the virus is spreading and I need to home-school my kids. Thanks guys!

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