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Posted in: Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of 'child abuse' See in context

It's about time someone brings this up on the world scale. It is a problem! It does influence the way men/boys look at women/girls. It does set a poor example and teach immoral things to kids. This article criticizes this politician for pointing out the problem or perhaps over-exaggerating it. I disagree. Of course, it is not all anime, but that is not the point. It's not a matter of what percentage of anime has this stuff in it. It's more a problem of how much of that stuff gets consumed by Japanese people, especially by impressionable youth. There might even only be one such anime, but if everyone reads it.... So the criticism is ill founded. Anyway, I'm glad there is some open talk about this and criticism of it from other countries. Maybe that will help to bring some regulation to it.

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Posted in: Testosterone study finds differing disease links in men and women See in context

It's hard to deny the science! There really is a difference between men and women. Women cannot become male inside their bodies. They can shape their body to look like a male, but inside, they are still female. Same goes for men trying to become women. It's scientifically impossible.

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Posted in: Caregiver arrested for beating girlfriend to death See in context

I just cannot understand this kind of crime! We are talking about someone's life here. If someone doesn't want to be with me, then I certainly would not want to force them to be with me. It would be miserable for both of us. But he actually KILLED her - beat her up and killed her. Just unfathomable to me.

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Posted in: My scariest thing before I became a porn star was that people would judge me and also fear of what my mom would think. I love porn. I'm a little bit of a naughty girl. See in context

Porn enslaves men, devalues women, demeans sex, encourages immorality(& therefore contributes to the spread of STDs), often damages relationships, sometimes ruins marriages, greatly offends the God, the giver of sex, sometimes encourages acting out of what is seen, and encourages unhealthy lust/passions in everyone. It is not healthy for any person and cannot truly satisfy. There are right and wrong uses of everything and imo, porn is not a right use of the gift of sex. When we thumb our nose at the Creator's helpful guidance/commands concerning sex, we reap the consequences and learn the hard way. I have nothing against her personally, but I'm sorry that she chose to enter that profession.

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Posted in: After miscarriage, women seek support, emotional outlet on Instagram See in context

Interesting! But WHY? If a foetus is only a clump of cells, what's the problem here? Why are these women so adversely affected by the discharge of a clump of cells?

OH! Maybe these women realize that they just lost a BABY!

I guess those who want to get pregnant see it as a baby and those who don't want to be pregnant, try hard to convince themselves it is nothing more than a clump of cells.

"Lighten up! It was only a clump of cells!"

Hmmm. Doesn't seem like a very encouraging thing to say to these women who are grieving over the loss of their baby, but basically, this is what the Pro-Choice folk have to say because they could never advocate for the right to kill an unborn baby, right?

Or could they? Nothing would surprise me any more. We keep sinking to new lows every week/month/year. Some have actually advocated for the right to kill newborns who survived abortion!

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?"

Seems like a very accurate statement even though these words were penned over 2500-2600 years ago! We humans have not improved at all. Where is the evolution? All I see is things getting worse! The heart is sinful and capable of real evil.

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Posted in: Many restaurants have ceased or are ceasing 24-hour operations. How often do eat out late at night, say, after 10 p.m.? See in context

Never, but I am married with a family so am not out late running around the city.

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Posted in: Amano Yasugawara: The secret gathering spot for gods See in context

"Whether or not the goddess of the sun actually hid near Amano Yasugawara, one can really feel the spirituality of the place while embarking on the short walking route from Amano Iwato Shrine."

The author sounds as if he/she is unsure if this happened or not. Sigh.

I guess for the sake of tourism, you have to write the article like that, but I think we all know this never happened and that it is just a cave like any other cave.

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Posted in: Japan's Communist Party raps China in 1st platform change since 2004 See in context

Well, I guess Japan's communists are getting a glimpse of what real Communism is. I'm glad they are finally seeing Communism for what it really is, but I'm not sure it will do any good.

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Posted in: Hollywood stars shine on Globes red carpet See in context

"Hollywood's brightest stars sparkled Sunday on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, the first showbiz awards gala of 2020."

OK, if you say so, but I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a goofy outfit like that! I wonder how much that cost. Wonderful use of money. Seriously, this hollywood stuff is just over the top and a waste of time. It's not reality. Who cares?

I will say though that this guy, whoever he is, should be applauded for having courage to wear that goofy thing out in public!

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Posted in: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

OK, that's being a bit too judgmental. Even some couples in the US sleep in different rooms yet have a good marriage. Plus, this lady had dementia. Who knows whether she might have made noise at night. Criticizing them for only speaking to each other once a month when you know nothing of the circumstances is just being plain old judgmental.

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Posted in: Putin calls Japan-U.S. security alliance a threat See in context

Where was Putin after the war? What did they do to help Japan recover and move on?

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Posted in: White Kitte See in context

Indigo, I think that is a bit harsh. I don't think it means they have no respect for Christianity. Actually, I think they have real respect for Christianity, but yes, it is too bad they miss the most important part of the holiday. But look at it this way. At least it provides a good chance for us to share the true meaning, hope, and joy of Christmas. So actually, I'm glad that they decorate for the holiday, even if they don't fully understand it. And, to be honest, I think they do a good job of decorating as well.

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Posted in: Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague See in context

THere is no excuse for that kind of behavior. The man should be fired immediately and the whole employment environment at that company should be investigated. It's not like they didn't know this was happening. They allowed him to treat their employees like this. The employee should sue the company. Big changes need to be made there.

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Posted in: Vandalism on rise at Japanese shrines as pro-Hong Kong protest prayer boards are defaced See in context

China is scary. They have long tentacles that are reaching even to Japan! They think they can bully the whole world and make them do their bidding. Often times, the lure of money through trade agreements enables them to do that. Many of us are suckers for money and will quickly sacrifice our own principles for a buck. It is true that the human heart is sinful.

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Posted in: Court rules against divorced parents seeking access to children See in context

This is so sad. I've known numerous people with the same problem. It's like the Japanese gov't gives their citizens the right to kidnap their kids and prevent them from having any contact with the estranged parent who is often foreign. But in this case, many of the parents seem to be Japanese! Family relationships are often really screwed up here and it is the kids who suffer. This lady is probably telling her kids all kinds of lies about their father, but sometime, when the kids grow up and learn the real story, it might backfire in a dramatic way!

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Posted in: Police question Kobe teachers over bullying of colleague See in context

"The education board put the four teachers on leave starting Oct 1."

This should have been reported by other employees long before it got this far. I am glad however, that these teachers were placed on leave and are being disciplined for their harmful actions. Bullying is common among children, but there are a lot of adults who act like kids as well - and that is even more shameful!

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Posted in: My understanding of hate speech was insufficient. I deeply regret having caused trouble to South Koreans and many other people. See in context

"My understanding of hate speech was insufficient."

No doubt about it. It was simply a matter of an insufficient understanding of hate speech.

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Posted in: American ALT teacher fired from high school after exposing genitals See in context

So sorry for the students who had to put up with this abuse and harassment! Some days I'm embarrassed to be an American. Other days, I feel proud, but today is not one of them.

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Posted in: Kanye West claims he will be U.S. president one day See in context

As a Christian, I hate to jump on the Kanye bandwagon until we know this is really genuine and not a PR ploy like his wife is known to do. But whatever his motives, it seems like he has a positive message for today's youth. So many artists are out there promoting sex, booze, rebellion, drugs, etc. It's refreshing to see someone standing up for what is right and even admitting his own struggles in the past. That is not easy to do and it gives me some hope that his conversion might be genuine. Time will tell. Celebrities can often fall hard because they are so much in the public eye and there will be people out there who want him to fall so he will have to on guard. Anyway, I'm anxious to hear his new album.

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Posted in: Wanted: Intimacy coordinators. Hollywood's fastest growing job See in context

I have a better idea. How about if we just get rid of those scenes? Then there will be no need for this kind of thing. It will be good for the actors as well.

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Posted in: IOC wants to move Tokyo Olympic marathons, walking races to Sapporo See in context

That is a great idea! Let's do it!

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Posted in: Japan may become 4.5 C hotter if no anti-global warming steps taken See in context

Yeah, and like Al Gore the Climate Guy said, the arctic ice is gonna be totally gone by 2013. Wait! That was 4 years ago and look at the arctic ice today! Deeper and wider than it's been in a long time. Hmmm. Obviously our climate models are not very accurate!

The climate changes all the time. It changed before man affected it and it is still changing today. There were ice ages in the past and antarctica was forested at one point. What we don't know is how much man effects the climate. There are so many factors involved here and so many different greenhouse gases that it is really hard to know if we can ever really know these things.

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Posted in: Face saver: Surgical masks worn at speed dating sessions See in context

Actually I think this is a very interesting idea. A bit strange, but it does help people judge personality more accurately and personality in a marriage is all important. Of course looks are important too, but in this type of a situation, it probably provides a better way to judge a person.

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Posted in: Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church See in context

"The motive of the attack at the Roman Catholic St. Yoseph Church in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, was not clear."

Sometimes the police seem to be mentally challenged!

Facts: The guy was a Muslim. He was using tactics often used by Islamic terrorists. He tried to set his bomb off and kill lots of people - Where? In a Christian Church!

Let's see! I wonder what could have motivated him to do such a thing!

OK, OK, granted there is a small outside chance it was some kind of a personal vendetta against the priest or something like that, but come on, terrorism is terrorism. It's not really all that hard to figure it out.

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Posted in: Men more enthusiastic about moving in with girlfriends than vice-versa, survey says See in context

I think marriage gets a bum rap these days because we are mostly in it for our own benefit and do not really commit to each other like we should. I believe the Creator knew what He was doing when He established marriage as the norm. Unfortunately, many of us evaluate marriage using a "me first" type of standard. If we can see the immediate benefit, then we'll do it. But true love involves sacrifice and commitment and when both sides understand this and are willing to work on it, the value is there and outweighs the sacrifices made. We all have our moments which makes it difficult for our partner to put up with, but learning to forgive and work through issues leads to a deeper more stable marriage. Sure, you can avoid the commitment, use your partner for sex, save your money for yourself, and live for yourself and be relatively happy for a while, but we were made for relationship and marriage has always been the foundation of society. the further we stray from this, the worse off our society(and we personally) will be. Child rearing takes time, patience, commitment, love, sacrifice, and money, but I love it! It's worth every bit of whatever sacrifice is involved. "Me first" is not always the way to happiness.

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Posted in: Men more enthusiastic about moving in with girlfriends than vice-versa, survey says See in context

However, a recent survey shows there’s at least one situation in which Japanese guys are generally more willing than girls to raise the stakes in a relationship.

Right. Guys get the benefits of a relationship without commitment.

One woman said: "Living together can make you lose the impetus to get married.”

Exactly. And, actually statistics show that couples that live together are more prone to divorce than those who do not. It's common, but there are good reasons to avoid this.

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Posted in: Would you like to see Donald Trump become the next U.S. president? See in context

No, but if the choice is him or Hillary, it's a no brainer for me. It would be a reluctant yes, but how sad that it has come down to these two!

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Posted in: Infidelity is immoral and will be criticized by the public, but it is not directly related to politics. Miyazaki should not have resigned. It might have been tough, but the correct thing to do would h See in context

I disagree. Immorality is a character issue and character is important in politics. We all have character flaws, but when we break marriage vows, this reveals something about a person and it does definitely make it difficult to trust what they say and promise as a politician. It is hard enough to trust even without that kind of an issue.

And in Miyazaki's case, his hypocrisy did him in - taking maternity leave and then betraying his wife and child in their time of need!

I agree with his decision.

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Posted in: Beyonce takes U.S. by storm with new activist role See in context

I watched the whole thing and didn't even catch any of the overtones. Dumb out of touch Caucasian I guess.

But I do have problems with the Black Lives Matter movement because it seems racist to me. Some of it's supporters were making up racist things to make whites look bad and trying to foment anger among the blacks.

I'm a support of All Lives Matter because blacks are no less and no more important than anyone else. Black Lives do matter, but that doesn't make it right to discriminate against others and falsely attack/accuse them.

And it doesn't mean that there is racism behind every black death at the hands of whites - unless you are willing to see racism behind every white death at the hands of blacks.

So, All Lives Matter because Racism is Wrong.

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Posted in: 'Jurassic World' No. 1 as Japan’s box-office revenue for 2015 is 2nd highest on record See in context

Why no mention of Star Wars here?

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