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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

The metric system is taught side by side the imperial system in the US from Elementary to High School (and both are used in College/University). We might officially have the imperial system but the metric system is taught too.

So what exactly is the issue here? Why do we need to adopt something already taught?

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Posted in: The plan is insane. What we need is to cut tuition fees. See in context

That no matter how hard I'd worked, without a decent education (paid for by the state) and in a low-paying non-skilled job I would never have been able to earn enough to pay for the education of my children, to the level that they achieved. So they in turn would have gone out into the world unable to reach their true potential, and society would be that much the poorer.

I love how people call it "Free" education when it is anything but. The State isn't paying anything, the taxpayers are.

My parents worked multiple low-paying jobs, put themselves through college, and then worked their butts off to provide and help their children go to University. Seeing their example we worked hard, made sacrifices, and didn't take their money and earned our own way through University. I wouldn't change a thing. That adversity and working hard did more for me than my education ever did and ever will.

You have no idea if they would of been able to reach their potential or not. Education does not make the person.

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Posted in: COVID-19 misinformation bolsters anti-vaccine movement See in context

I'll just leave this research from the UK here.


Also from the Danish Health Authority Director:

When Søren Brostrøm visited 'Go' evening Live' on TV 2 on Wednesday night, he was asked if it was a mistake to vaccinate children.

- With what we know today: yes. With what we knew then: no, was the answer.

Source: https://nyheder.tv2.dk/samfund/2022-06-22-set-i-bakspejlet-fik-vi-ikke-meget-ud-af-at-vaccinere-boernene-erkender-brostroem?

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Posted in: Travel firms thrown into confusion over rules as Japan reopens to foreign tourists See in context


The spouse visas they are giving are just labeled "Temporary Visitor" in your passport, which I've heard are the exact same as the tourist visas. The local consulate told me to bring my koseki with me at all times.

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Posted in: Court orders TEPCO to pay ¥73.5 million over Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

Wow, what a slap on the wrists for TEPCO. About $1000 for each plaintiff and that's before taking out attorney fees....

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Posted in: Japan-born American files suit against Japan's dual nationality ban See in context

rainydayToday  07:19 am JST

I’d like to see this law changed. Its worse for people who are born with dual nationality. My kids are dual citizens (Japan from mom, Canada from me) and this stupid rule will force them to choose to reject half of their own identity when they are 22. And for what? This rule serves no useful purpose that I can see. Its just an arbitrary way of screwing with people. And it hurts Japan too. Its by no means guaranteed that my kids will choose to keep their Japanese nationality and if the law forces them to give it up then that is two less young people for Japan, something the country can ill afford to be losing.

I know of a few who have dual citizenship (US/JP) and when they were coming back to Japan, immigration demanded they make a choice. The choose Japanese but the US views that as coercion, so their US Citizenship did not get revoked and their US Passport is still valid. Apparently, and take this with a grain of salt, the only way to give up US Citizenship in Japan is if you do it at a US Embassy/Consulate or when you are in the US.

It also seems like they go through the same thing every 5-10 years. JP Immigration says choose, they choose JP, US doesn't recognize it and their dual citizenship stays intact...

MeiyouwentiToday  07:34 am JST

Among other countries, the Netherlands and Norway also ban dual citizenship. Keep wasting your time, Ms Kondo. If your Japanese citizenship was so important to you, you shouldn’t have given it up in the first place.

I think you need to research a bit more about dual citizenship.

The Netherlands doesn't exactly ban all dual citizenship. If you are married to someone with a different citizenship you can have dual. Also dual citizenship by decent is allowed. So kids born to parents with different citizenships are allowed to keep both forever.

Also as of Feb 3rd, 2020 Norway allows dual citizenship.

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