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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

What is more shocking, the story headline or his hairstyle?

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Posted in: Remains of 3 people found in burned-out car in Yokosuka park See in context

I hope it isn't another selfish and tragic murder suicide.

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Posted in: Jim Beam outlines expansion to ramp up bourbon production See in context

For almost the same price as Jim Beam you can get Four Roses.

Four Roses is much tastier and smoother.

Jim Beam is a bit harsh / aggressive.

More expensive yes, but Buffalo Trace and Elijah Craig are my favourites :)

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Posted in: Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water See in context

The cause for obesity has been known for years.

It is all forms of sugar (Fructose, Glucose) and insulin resistance.

Salt is fine. Out bodies can regulate salt (i.e sweat or pee it out if we have too much) but our body cannot regulate sugar (which it converts into fat and stores it).

Want to prevent obesity...

Avoid carbohydrates; wheat, oats, bread, pastry, potatoes, rice and pasta (which are basically sugar bombs)

Avoid fruit: they have been modified over the years and now contain way too much sugar. A modern apple from the supermarket contains the same amount of sugar as a bagel... There is no such thing as healthy sugar.

Eat more green vegetables, salad, healthy fat (Ghee, lard, tallow, butter, avocado) and protein (meat). Good balance is 50% veggies, 25% fat and 25% protein.

Best advice ever (fact) = Ketogenic lifestyle combined with intermittent fasting.

Bonus health tip (reduce cancer risk) avoid all seed oils, such as vegetable oil, canola oil etc. They are toxic and a major contributor to inflammation and cancer. At all costs avoid reheated seed oils. They are super toxic. The type of reused oil at nearly all fast food and discount food outlets.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy missing in Toyama Prefecture See in context

@ Mark

let us all pray for his safety and a happy ending, please

Praying does nothing to help (apart from making you feel like you contributed).

Action (doing something) get results. Thinking to yourself does not.

That aside, I do hope this turns out well for the toddler and his family.

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Posted in: Court refuses to recognize trans woman as parent of child born after transition See in context

The trans woman, who was assigned male gender at birth...

Assigned? Nobody is assigned their gender at birth. Why use confusing language.

We all know what a boy or girl is at birth.

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Posted in: No halal foods are served in detention centers for foreign nationals in Japan See in context

Nobody should be served halal food.

The slaughter process is brutal and causing unnecessary pain and suffering. Just look it up yourself on YT.

Religious beliefs should not come before animal welfare. and compassion.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls by record 726,342 to 125.93 mil in 2021 See in context

726,342 divvied by 365 = 1,990 less Japanese people on average everyday single day...

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Posted in: Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri killed in CIA drone strike in Afghanistan See in context

Why is the US allowed to get away with drone missile strikes in other countries? Did they get permission from the Afghanistan government???

Wonder how the US would feel if another country launched a drone strike on US soil targeting someone they wanted?

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Posted in: Japan’s first lamb bistro to open in Tokyo’s Harajuku area See in context

But is it halal???

For the final moments of the lambs welfare, I hope not.

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Posted in: Convenience stores are convenient for us but that is not the case for Muslims. See in context

Why Halal?

Did you the 'Halal' slaughter method is brutal, barbaric and totally unnecessary. Don't believe me, look it up :( The animals spent their last few minutes terrified and in agony whilst they slowly bleed to death from having their throat slit and then being hung upside down drowning in their own blood. The 'Halal' method refuses to stun the animals first or use an instant death method. They prefer the slow agonizing death approach... This is factual. Halal method of slaughter is banned in many civilized European countries.

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Posted in: Rice balls that can be stored for 100 days at room temperature released in Japan See in context

How much artificial additives goes into them?

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Posted in: Parents of boy, 2, found alone at parade shooting among dead See in context

A heartless government and society that continuously allows these 'preventable' mass shootings to occur.

Want them to stop. Look to other nations and see how many mass shootings occur after they decided to 'ban all firearms'. It is the ONLY solution. No excuses.

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Posted in: Waiting for a bite See in context

Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime” - Lao Tzu

Teach a man how to market and sell fish, then he can eat whatever he likes ;)

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Posted in: Suga calls for supplementary budget to stimulate economy See in context

Remove consumption tax on food and non alcoholic drinks. That would help everyone. Especially low income families.

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Posted in: Smith apologizes to Rock; Academy to launch review See in context

BTW here is the uncensored version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myjEoDypUD8

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Posted in: Smith apologizes to Rock; Academy to launch review See in context

Chris was doing his job (well) and Will acted like a typical entitled A list celebrity so embarrassing. Oh yeah why wasn't he arrested on assault charges??? The hypocrisy in his 'love not violence' apology.

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Posted in: Toyota apologizes for suicide of employee after overwork, harassment See in context

Workaholic Japan.... No

The real problem, which begins at school and continues in the workplace is: Institutionalized bullying, passive-aggressive behavior and hammering hard anyone that dares to mention it.

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Posted in: Joni Mitchell says she is boycotting Spotify over COVID 'lies' See in context

The 'cancel culture' and 'I am offended' movement is in itself toxic and nauseating..

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Posted in: Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? Why you should keep fruit on the menu See in context

@ tjguy No, humans did not evolve TO DO ANYTHING. I do not believe in evolution, but if you understand it properly, nothing evolves "to do" anything - even though this phrasing is often used.

Evolution of the human primate along with all other species is a FACT, not a theory or speculation. Wether you choose to believe in or not is irrelevant. Evolution facts are facts (backed with years of research, evidence and applying the scientific method to continually amend and update our knowledge and awareness) and personal beliefs are simply just beliefs.

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Posted in: Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? Why you should keep fruit on the menu See in context

Millions of people (myself included) follow a zero sugar / very low carb keto lifestyle. Occasionally I might have a few blueberries or raspberry's but that's it. No other fruit is necessary, especially modern GMO Frankenstain fruit.

Our bodies have become fat adapted (converting fat into energy). Our diet consists of: Healthy Fat, vegetables and protein. No carbs, no sugar and no toxic seed oils (aka vegetable oils).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTO1LH3dPGg

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Posted in: Duchess of Cambridge, the reliable royal, turns 40 See in context

Women with very thin lips (late Kate's) look unattractive and a bit hard to me.

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Posted in: Japanese fast food chain serves up burgers with Camembert 'buns' See in context

But the burger and onions are probably still fried using toxic, cancer causing and possibly even worse 'reheated' toxic seed oil (aka vegetable oils) :(

We need to outlaw seed oils in the food industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQmqVVmMB3k

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

More "What to do if" advice..

http://www.debito.org/whattodoif.html#arrested

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

Police cannot search your person, property or possessions without a warrant. Ask for one: “Reijou ga arimasu ka?”

If they threaten to take you to a Koban or police station for questioning, refuse and don’t move. Police cannot force you to go anywhere without a formal arrest (taiho). Once you're inside the Koban or station your rights pretty much vanish.

But be careful. Do not raise your voice. And never ever touch the cop, or they could arrest you for “obstruction of duty.” This is why sometimes you see street standoffs between cops and questionees during which nobody moves or talks until somebody gets tired and goes home.

More useful info:

http://www.debito.org/GcardLAWS2.pdf

http://www.debito.org/instantcheckpoints2.html

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Posted in: Toasted White Chocolate comes to Starbucks Japan as part of 2nd festive beverage lineup See in context

How many grams sugar and carbs per serving?

Looks like liquid poison to me.

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Posted in: Stay weed-free with the help of goats — Japanese farm offers eco-friendly alternative to mowing See in context

Zichi

Goats are very good for cleaning the land of weeds and adding to the soils.

I agree goats are good taking care of weeds and soil.

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Posted in: Hundreds of thousands of fans celebrate Braves' World Series title See in context

People are complaining about the name World Series? Well, they don't know the history of the name.

And there are players from Australia, Europe, Brazil. And more than 20 other players from different countries.

But it's a domestic competition. So how about calling it: US Series

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Posted in: 2 arrested for suspected abuse of 450 dogs in Nagano Pref See in context

Whining as if only Japan existed animal abuse, dog farms and zoos..

What a pathetic excuse. What happens elsewhere is irrelevant.

The true heart of any nation can be seen by the way it treats animals.

Let's review what openly Japan accepts:

Private dog and cat breeders (for profit)

Chaining dogs outside all day on very short leashes.

Treat pets as disposable toys

Monkeys and other animals as attractions in shopping malls :(

Concrete prisons (Zoos)

Aquariums with live shows using dolphins, whales and sea lions :(

Cutting up fish, octopus, crabs and eating them while still alive

The Japanese public at large are to blame. We've all heard the utter selfish and heartless 'kawaii' whenever an animal is being forced to breed or entertain. This is the problem.

Cure is to show love and respect for all livings creatures (except for mosquitos and cockroaches)...

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Posted in: Hundreds of thousands of fans celebrate Braves' World Series title See in context

"World Series" really... Americans!

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