tjguy comments

Posted in: The next pandemic is already happening – targeted disease surveillance can help prevent it See in context

Wait! They want us to trust the work being done in the Wuhan Lab from which the current virus might have been leaked?

I'm not a fan!

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Posted in: From lab-made embryos to organs: the ethics of stem cell science See in context

Science has a problem because it cannot create ethics. It can never tell us what we SHOULD or SHOULD not do.

In reality, if there is no God, there is no real right or wrong. There are things that are more or less sanctioned by or not sanctioned by society, but it's not really a moral issue. This means that it is not even wrong to kill a person - again assuming there is no God - because these are simply human made ideas. These ideas change over time. For instance, the idea of abortion was, for many years, frowned on by society. It was not acceptable and those who did it felt like they were doing something bad. But for the most part, because most people reject God, now abortion is thought to be almost a "right". It's a good thing and some ladies even boast about getting an abortion. So, the line in the sand has changed. What used to be unacceptable has now become acceptable by many. Euthanasia is another example of this. Current issues up for debate are the morality of killing a baby at birth if there are defects. A future issue will be forced euthanization which right now is still basically viewed as unacceptable. But that line in the sand will eventually be moved as well.

So when it comes to the ethics of stem cells, here again we run smack into this problem. Science really cannot help us here. The argument is that the end justifies the means. And sure, if there is no God, then why not do "bad" in order for "good" to come? The trend is for the "line that cannot be crossed" to be moved backwards little by little. In other words, small steps/concessions do not bother people as much as large steps/concessions do, but in the end, the result is the same. We end up at the same place. It really seems like there is no real line that cannot be crossed in the end. The only difference is how fast it happens.

I understand why scientists do not like having restrictions placed upon them. Many of them do not believe in moral absolutes so it is frustrating to them to be enslaved by what to them must seem like meaningless "rules/ethics". But it is of utmost importance that some restrictions ARE placed upon scientists or this process of moral degradation will continue at warp speed. Just because others might do it, is no justification for everyone to do it. Where to draw the line is always the problem because people have different opinions, but as a believe in the Creator, I think it is of utmost importance to base our morals on His moral standards.

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Posted in: U.S. warns its citizens against travel to Japan due to COVID surge See in context

This is hysterical! As if it's possible for Americans to travel to Japan.

It's not possible. They cannot get into the country.

There is no need to warn anyone about traveling to Japan!

But this was headline news on CNN! What a joke!

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Posted in: Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID-19 testing See in context

Check out Draganfly - drone company that does amazing things with cameras, including taking temperature.

https://post.futurimedia.com/wlsam/playlist/a-drone-saved-someone-s-life-is-technology-the-way-out-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-7057.html?smc=67

$DFLYF on the OTC.

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Posted in: 10 die in snow-related incidents over weekend See in context

Since this happens so often, how hard would it be to install heated roofs in new buildings in areas where this type of danger occurs? I guess it would be a bit expensive, but there has to be something that could be done I would think.

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Posted in: Diet session opens; Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 See in context

Zero carbon emissions? Really? Is that really necessary? Sounds a bit extreme to me and I'm worried about the cost. As long as it will not be too costly, I'm sure it's fine, but the whole global warming thing is overhyped in my mind. I'm not a fan of huge quick radical changes that cost tons of money.

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Posted in: What's fake, what's not See in context

I don't know why anyone would spend money to buy these kinds of products even if they are genuine! I guess they need it for their ego - to feel good about themselves. Money though, has nothing to do with a person's value, importance, or worth. I guess we all seek to put on an image with what we wear to impress others or feel good about ourselves, so I can't criticize them too much. It just shows though that we are placing value in all the wrong things!

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

Lots of issues involved here. I hope this helps couples who are having trouble conceiving, but there are so many other factors that are much larger. There is just a general unwillingness to have kids. Reasons include the expense of raising a child, lack of time because of work, just a desire for more personal freedom vs making the sacrifices necessary to raise kids.

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Posted in: Road rage case involving 44-year-old man in Yamagata sent to prosecutors See in context

"Following his arrest, the suspect told police he got annoyed when the woman honked her horn at him for getting too close."

Right. It was her fault! He's lucky he didn't cause an accident. Alcohol and driving don't mix, but pride and impatience are just as bad.

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Posted in: Take a scenic walk in Yamanashi and spot some awesome rock formations See in context

Hiked the gorge last summer and rode the cable car. Really nice hike and beautiful rock formations. Highly recommend it.

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Posted in: One dead, 11 wounded in Minneapolis shooting See in context

More evidence that all we need to do is to just defund the police!

That should solve all our problems!

LOL!

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Posted in: Gov't to promote staggered holidays to curb congestion, virus spread See in context

Was really excited when I read the headlines! That is something that should have been implemented long ago, but then reading the details, you see their vacation is not a vacation at all! So the proposal is to spend your vacation working? What foolishness!

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Posted in: Scientists grow 'model' human embryos from stem cells See in context

Every once in a while, scientists push the line a little further. This is one of those times. The line of what is ethically permissible keeps getting pushed back. But since it is just one small step at a time, no one gets upset or concerned. But the problem is the that the pushing of the line will never stop. What at one time was thought to be unthinkable will become permissible as little by little the line is pushed back so that it never seems like a big deal. Anyone showing concern is ridiculed and criticized and accused of hindering science. And they always have good motivations for why they push the line back again. https://crev.info/2020/06/research-on-embryonic-stem-cells-takes-dangerous-turns/

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Posted in: Amazon stops police using its face-recognition tech for one year See in context

This is ridiculous! Facial recognition software helps police solve crimes! Are we against solving crimes? Do they think people have the right to loot, steal, & destroy without being held accountable? We need to support our police, not work against them. Of course, changes need to be made in how they treat suspects, especially suspects of color, but I for one, do not want to live in a society where the police are at a disadvantage and are hindered from doing their job.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after being hit by tractor driven by father See in context

What a tragic story and a traumatic event for the family! So sorry for them!

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Posted in: Comedian says pandemic will prod pretty girls into sex industry See in context

@0ldman_13 "why does everyone nowadays need to apologize for every single comment that is taken way out of context. Seriously, don't people have better things to agonize over than some harmless joke that may in fact have ring of truth about it?"

The comedian's comments AND this guy's comments show just how bad things are in this culture. First of all, this is NOT something to joke about. It should be something that is strongly protested and opposed - meaning the sex industry where young girls get involved to make a buck. AND, even worse, men, looking at women as nothing more than a piece of meat to meet their sexual fantasies. This view of women is the problem. Japan has a long ways to go in this area and until they make a lot of progress in the right direction, many women will suffer as a result. Think of the families who are betrayed by the men who go out and use young women! This benefits No One - only hurts family relationships and further weakens the family. Families are the building block of the nation and they are already struggling in this nation with overwork and poor relationships.

Perhaps the virus makes his comments/jokes even more inappropriate, but in reality, they are just as inappropriate even if we were not in the midst of this virus lockdown. Why? Because this is a moral issue that has absolutely nothing to do with the virus! Apologizing by saying anything about the virus belittles the apology, because it's not the virus that made the comments inappropriate in the first place.

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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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