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Posted in: Hashimoto says allied soldiers raped women after D-Day See in context

This guy...don't believe his logical fallacy.

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/tu-quoque

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Posted in: How should airlines handle obese passengers? See in context

Charge by weight. Have a maximum allowable weight per seat, and anything over you either have to pay for another seat, or upgrade to business class with wider seats.

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Posted in: Hiroshima not shy about its atomic bomb legacy See in context

Everyone is discussing war responsibility, atrocities, yada yada. Is not the goal worthy? I think the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be commended for helping pursue the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons. And no one can argue the fact that it was wartime, and there was massive casualties, but noone should have to suffer the inhumane effects of nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: Man broadcasts own suicide live on video streaming site See in context

I don't understand it. The man broadcasts himself for what reason? I really don't get the exhibitionist part of suicide here in Japan. Jumping in front of trains in crowded stations, now this?

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Posted in: Life's good for Julia Roberts See in context

What's with all the haters here? The reasons why she's here are obvious - promotion of her movie so she can make money. And all actresses / actors make stinkers of movies - she's not the only one.

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Posted in: Parents of bullied student file damages suit in Gifu See in context

Frungy:

I was agreeing with you right until you advocated corporal punishment. Co-opt and get the parents to support teachers, yes, but violence begets violence. And don't forget discipline is just a treatment, and not a solution for the cause. These troubled kids have various reasons for their behaviour - attention, neglect, abuse, etc.

I agree that teachers don't need more blame. If they knew about it and hid it, fine, the school / teachers are at fault. But otherwise, if there's premeditation as you say, it's the students' fault, and borderline criminal.

I know most of the people's opinions here about the police (ie. bad), but what about a community liason officer posted in the schools?

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Posted in: U.S. gov't says it has made no conclusions in Toyota case See in context

If I was Toyota, I'd get that PR machine going again - We wuz phramed!

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Posted in: Parents of bullied student file damages suit in Gifu See in context

prinzjay: No, that's how SOME schools deal (or don't deal) with the actual problem at hand. Sweep it under the rug, nothing to see here. Plus, the added fact that you're the gaijin, you would bring unwanted attention to the real problem. Hence, send away the messenger. I sympathize with your situation, but I doubt you can affect much change as an ALT.

Systemic change is needed. Monbukagakusho, you listening? Ijime, kids knifing others, drowning others, dumping bodies, need I go on?

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Posted in: Parents of bullied student file damages suit in Gifu See in context

Frungy: I don't know exactly how the legal system works here, but in Canada and the U.S., legally the teacher does act exactly as a parent. So societally, sure it can be the parents fault, but legally, you're holding the bag. That's why most teachers I know back home are keen observers and great practitioners of covering their (legal) ass. Your #3 point is the same. Teachers aren't allowed to touch students forcefully, or you're done professionally.

What do you do then? I think the breakdown happens when parents are not involved in their children's lives at school. They wash their hands of it, and when their kid gets into trouble, it's everybody else's fault. Get the parents involved, and maybe you'll have more understanding. And in the case of "monster parents", get them to "volunteer" on school trips. That'll teach 'em. :)

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