Great efforts are being made in Japan to develop robots to do a lot of the nursing/care work. Anything to avoid immigrants tainting this wonderful nation's purity. The last thing sick or old people need is human warmth and understanding. Let's have cute humanoids who can kick a ball and lurch lopsidedly up stairs. Kawaii!!!
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Actually, it's not such a strange comment by Trump. I remember my grandfather who was at Dunkirk complaining, 'Where in god's name were the Kurds when we needed them!' It's common knowledge the arrival of the Kurds was the thing Goering feared most in the Battle of Britain.
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Cancelling the game would be very unfair for Scotland. I'm sure they'd have no complaints if they were eliminated fair and square by a defeat, but surely there would be no problem postponing the match for a day or two, even if the crowd was much smaller and tv schedules disrupted a little. Here's hoping Japan do the right thing and refuse a 0-0 result.
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Couldn't agree more.
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In fact the UK has no statute of limitations for serious crimes. I never really understood why if you've committed rape or murder for example you should escape punishment, just because a long time has passed.
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Unventilated, non air-conditioned enclosed glass boxes with no seating, placed in unshaded areas should do the trick.
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For god's sake, man! Evacuate now! Don't you care about the safety of your family?
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As the son usually lives in a nursing facility, and was only home for Obon, how could the father be so tired of taking care of him?
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I would also like to know why she is called 'Cinderella'. Was she born in poverty, or was she cruelly misused in her youth?
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Trump might not be so sanguine if the missiles were flying over New York or San Francisco.
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What on earth does her nickname mean? I can understand the 'smiling' part, but what about 'Cinderella'? Does she have three ugly sisters, or must she dress in rags while others go to the ball? Does she play in glass slippers? Someone please enlighten me.
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I think Maduro is awful, and has no right to be in power in Venezuela. However I don't understand how Guaido can simply declare himself as leader, simply because he is leader of the opposition party. He hasn't been voted in legitimately either.
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Sex education isn't for those who already know, presumably the 40% who thought it was useless. It's for the 60% who are still unsure about some things and get useful information from the classes. The internet is hardly a good source. Either it's some god-awful porn site which distorts male female relations or it's social media with the usual bullshitters and nutters who think they know, but have got it all wrong. If you don't know, it's hard to judge what's reliable or not.
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Miss Philippines has shown to the world that women in our country have the ability to turn dreams into reality through passion, diligence, determination and hard work.
This is a beauty contest. If you're not beautiful it doesn't matter how hard you work, you're not going to win.
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I wish they'd give more precise information about Masako's condition. Is it something like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? I know we need to respect someone's privacy, but it might encourage other people with whatever condition she has if they know that someone so high profile is also suffering.
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In the so-called 'World' news section of this paper every item is about Trump. I think the man is awful, but there's a lot more going on in the world and not everyone is American.
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I'm fully supportive of Princess Masako, but I wish they'd be more precise about what's wrong with her, rather than a 'stress-induced illness'. She's entitled to some privacy, of course, but it might encourage others with the same condition to know that such a high-profile person shares their problem.
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I once met Robert Plant in Dingwalls in London. This was around 1974. I went to the bar to buy drinks for the group of people I was with and he was standing next to me. Thinking he looked familiar, but unable to place where I knew him from I did what we all do in such situations - I asked a vague question. The following conversation ensued:
Me: How are you getting on? How's the job?
Robert Plant: Not bad, just the same old thing. How are you?
Me: Not so bad. (Drinks arrive.) Well. take care of yourself.
Robert Plant: You, too, mate.
I went back to my group of friends. They were really excited. My god, you spoke to Robert Plant! I felt really stupid. I suppose for him being an international rock star was 'just the same old thing'. I must say he was very nice, given what a prat I was.
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I wish that she could get all these things, but she won't. The case will drag on for years and during that time she will be subject to slurs and rumours. She will be ostracised by most of her colleagues. Even if she wins there will be no admission of wrongdoing and certainly no apology. Any financial settlement will remain unpaid. Every effort will be made to dismiss her for some completely spurious reason.
How do I know this? Because that's been the experience of any foreigner who has followed this route before.
She is a brave woman and has my total respect.
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I'm shocked to see that the posts expressing positive sentiments about the couple have been voted down. I think that instead of the princess losing her royal title (unbelievable that such a thing should happen in our modern society), the husband should have been granted a title instead. The photograph is lovely and seems to affirm my belief that somehow royals just have that something extra in their DNA which makes them glow. You'd be hard-pressed to find a woman more beautiful than Ayako, radiant in the photo on her wedding day!
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Having returned to the UK after living in Japan I agree that customer service here is terrible, not just in Heathrow but nationwide. I don't think your treatment was based on race. I'm white British and find things just as bad. The influx of young EU citizens has improved service, but, unfortunately, that may come to an end as they all go home after Brexit. Many have already left because of the uncertainty of their situation here.
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Frankly, I think it's a sad day when expressing admiration for royalty is derided. Online bullying at it worst.
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I actually auditioned for this group. Although he said he liked my tight trousers, I was rejected for being too fat. Or too faaat should I say.
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I can't express adequately my joy at this marriage. As a great admirer of the British royal family, it's my belief that us commoners don't appreciate the selfless devotion and hard work of royalty. No doubt the Princess (although some people say she should be stripped of her title for not marrying within the family) will work hard for the nation. Many people don't realise that Prince Charles in the UK works for three months of the year on official duties. Such a burden must be intolerable - but does he complain? No!
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I think it's disgraceful that commoners are allowed to hold positions reserved for royalty. I'm very upset.
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