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Posted in: Rainbow Pride See in context

@ Yubaru Well, the cops were there directing us during the parade and no one was arrested . I find it hilarious that someone was trying to quote indecency laws.

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Posted in: Rainbow Pride See in context


I guess for me at the end of the day is why MUST I be expected to support gay rights (whatever that means)? Do Man-boy love groups asK me to support them without question?

Wow! I'm actually appalled that you think that homosexuality is being crammed down your throat. And to compare homosexuality with pedophia?! Really?

Because the way it is these days is if I do not "support you" then I am homo-phobic. GLTB or whatever you are - get over it

!No one is forcing you to support gay rights or marriage. It's that now , it's more out in the open. No one has to be ''in the closet'' anymore, unless they choose to.

I CHOOSE to support gay rights. Me: a straight and married female. It's people like you that now gays are louder and prouder! I've witnessed first hand what denying your sexuality can do to a person. My sister didn't come out for years ,in fear of being ostracized by family and friends. She lived in a miserable existence and almost killed herself over it. When she finally came out, it was so liberating for her. I am so proud of her! She's now happy and healthy, being who she truly is.

Yesterday, I marched at that parade, for my sister and my friends who deserve to be free to love , be married, have a family and happy, like heterosexuals can be.

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Posted in: Rainbow Pride See in context

You're right Lowly. Maybe ''outlandish'' was the wrong choice of words. Maybe ''campy''. I took photos with them yesterday. Nicest guys and really cool.

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Posted in: Rainbow Pride See in context

@some14some, sooooooo that's all you took away from my comment. sigh. And as always, people judging from behind their comp screens.

Again, my point was that the press chose the most outlandish pic they could find instead of maybe the ones of people with ''normal'' clothes on. Makes for a better debate doesn't it.

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Posted in: Rainbow Pride See in context

I attended this event yesterday and was in the parade. Not everyone was dressed like this! It was only a few and some staff. I was there to show my support to my friends and a family member who are in the LGBT community. All I saw there was love, unity and sparkle.

So people who talk about the costumes because of one photo, really should stand back. If you weren't there, you have no room to talk and judge the whole event by one photo. And this was mild compared to the pride parades like in San Francisco and New York.

Maybe some folks should actually GO to the event before making comments about it.

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Posted in: Tokyo bar offers cocktail of booze and Buddhism See in context

I'd check out. Hopefully, it's a no smoking bar.

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Posted in: Puerto Rico ousts Japan from WBC See in context

I'm proud that my country, Puerto Rico won. As we say in in PR ....WEPA!!!! Good try, Japan. Now DR is the team to beat.

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Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating See in context

This is SO wrong, on so many levels. I don't get the ''no-dating'' policy. I think it's to ensure they don't get pregnant or what?

I can't imagine letting my daughter join a group or a band that restricts her from being a normal adult. Mind. Boggled.

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Posted in: JR West executive accused of molesting schoolgirl commits suicide in park toilet See in context

I'm confused about the ''2 year ''thing. Did he know her? How did he know her routine so well?

The whole campaign to get rid of chikans hasn't worked. For the ''Ladies Only'' cars usually have men in them.

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Posted in: Are you proud of being whatever your nationality is, or don't you think about it one way or another? See in context

I'm happy and proud to have 3 cultures in my life. I was born in Puerto Rico, raised in NY, and married to a Japanese man. I'm proud that I can share my Puerto Rican and American culture with my Japanese family. However, I do have my ''Puerto Rican'' pride, because it's how I was raised at home.

It doesn't matter where you call home, as long as you don't forget where you're roots are.

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Posted in: Photo of man about to be killed by New York subway causes furor See in context

@basroil. I get what you're saying. The photo of the Vietnamese girl being burned by napalm, 9/11 pics etc. But what photo journalistic integrity did this photo have?

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Posted in: Photo of man about to be killed by New York subway causes furor See in context

I'm a former New Yorker and I can tell you, it's about self-preservation. It's a tough place. I remember being taught as a kid not to look at anybody when you're out or on a train. Because you just never knew who would snap just for looking at them. Even in Tokyo, I still live by that rule (and stand as close to a wall as possible)

From what I read in other articles, the pusher had been harassing and cussing at other passengers. The poor guy who got pushed ,was trying to calm him down and instead was catapulted into the tracks. There were other folks on the platform,but they ran away. I'm pretty sure if you saw somebody getting stabbed, shot or thrown down like that, many of you wouldn't stick around to see what happens next. Unlike Tokyo, people don't only carry knives.

Having said that, the photographer guy doesn't get a pass. His excuse was that he wasn't strong enough to lift the guy up. But yet he was snapping away during the man's final moments. That's not self-preservation, it's perversion.

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Posted in: Happy Miserables See in context

I would not mind being squeezed by Hugh swoon

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Posted in: Yuko Oshima cancels stage address after being turned off by Miike horror movie See in context

Is this movie in the theaters or on T.V. I would love to watch it! ''Audition ,still haunts me.

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Posted in: A Japanese suicide See in context

Heartbreaking story. I'm speechless. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted in: Nationals edge Cardinals in playoff opener See in context

Go Red Birds! I love the Cardinals!!

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Posted in: Japan’s first 'cuddle cafe' lets you sleep with a stranger for Y6,000 an hour See in context

How about one for the women? Girls need cuddling too LOL!

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Posted in: No fun See in context

Geez! It's like the town in ''Footloose'' squared!

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Posted in: Having their say See in context

I received this warning about a demonstration happening on Friday from the U.S. Embassy alerts . It's a warning to U.S. citizens here. I have the link:


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Posted in: In memory See in context

RIP to all the victims and their families.

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Posted in: Overseas edition of 'Prince’s Proposal' getting turned down by fans See in context

@smithinjapan I guess they have forgotten that little gem called ''Zero Wing'' and the awesome phrase ''All your bases are belong to us''.

If you're a true gamer, you will know this phrase.

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Posted in: Horror movies recommended to scare away summer heat See in context

Oh I forgot and I kick myself for forgetting to add to the list ''Poltergeist''.

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Posted in: Horror movies recommended to scare away summer heat See in context

I agree with some on this list , but ''Sleepy Hollow'' ''Underworld'' movies and Van Helsing''? The anime'' Hellsing'' is more scarier than that movie.

My tastes in horror movies do vary , My choices are:

1) ''The Exoricist'',

2) Suspiria - Dario Argento :if you don't know him, please try his movies.

3) Last House on The Left- the original Wes Craven one, not the remake.

4)Ju-on- The first one

5) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre- Leatherface and cannibal hillbillies..

6)Dead Snow- A nice little treat from the Norwegians

7) Ring- the original, because the sequels bordered on the ridiculous.

8) The Cabin in the Woods


10) Glitter- Nothing is scarier than watching Mariah Carey act. Okay, I'm kidding. ''Wrong Turn''.

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Posted in: Quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba See in context

My YureKuru did not go off either. The place was shaking hard and it was silent. I thought my settings were wrong.

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Posted in: Man attempts suicide after apparently hanging disabled daughter in public restroom See in context

@magpie Yes, I have seen depression in it's worse form. I suffer from bipolar disorder as well as depression. But I didn't go out and kill anyone or ever wanted to harm my children.

I know what it's like to wake up every day wanting to die or have moments when you think you're in a black hole and thinking you can't get out. Or thinking you're worthless. At my worst, not eating or bathing for days. But mostly, my thoughts were harm to myself,not to others. Even in my darkest moments,never, EVER, did I think of harming another human being. I still knew the difference between right and wrong.

I can understand schizophrenia ,where a person cannot help doing what they do because they hallucinate or have voices in their head. But this guy didn't seem to suffer from that. He was selfish to take another life and make a half-hearted attempt to kill himself.

Poor little girl, she didn't deserve to go out like that. All children ask of us is to be loved and taken care of. And she was betrayed in the cruelest of ways by the person who was to protect her. I hope her dad does time in jail. As this is Japan, he may plead insanity and get off light. But the child deserves some kind of justice.

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Posted in: Man attempts suicide after apparently hanging disabled daughter in public restroom See in context

I really hate the excuse that ''depression'' made someone kill their child.

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Posted in: Korean idol enrages Japanese netizens by eating instant noodles from the pot See in context

This, ladies and gentlemen, was enough to raise a furor among Japanese net users, who wasted no words in bashing Ji-yeon for her “disgusting table manners,”

So the slurping is okay? Pot meet kettle.

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Posted in: Rainbow Pride See in context

I never thought I would see such homophobic comments on this thread- oh wait, I forgot momentarily where I was.

Why is that people treat homosexuality like it's threatening THEIR way of life? I just don't get it. My sister hid her homosexuality for so many years. It drove her to the point of being an alcoholic. I can't imagine what it's like to have to hide who you are just to satisfy the norm. Finally,when she came out, it was as if a weight was lifted from her shoulders.

I am so proud of her and happy to see her with her wife, who loves her and adores her. Call me a liberal,call me abnormal for wanting gays to have the same rights to marry and have a family like I do. Thumbs me down ,if that is what gets you through the day.

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Posted in: 'It's me, send money' scam creator tells his story in new book See in context

I'm always astounded at how the scammers pull it off. Don't the grannies or mamas ask questions? Or do the scammers know that their targets have sons?

I don't mean to sound stupid, but I really don't get how folks can be so easily bamboozled.

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