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Posted in: Free speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm See in context


Not to you, and not to me either. But that doesn't mean that some of the things he said weren't offensive to some people. 

If all content was created in order not to offend absolutely everyone, we would live in a society with no books, art, music, TV, Media or history. What a dull existence that would be.

I'm highly offended by religion, but I choose not to follow, listen or watch any of it. Problem solved. I would not try to cancel it for others (who obviously enjoy it) just because I don't like it. That is a rational way to behave.

The irrational, easily offended and attention seekers unfortunately have too much voice, media coverage and airtime at present, and that is the problem. The main stream media are the problem. They piggy back on famous people and use their fame to 'inflate otherwise insignificant information' to circulate their articles and videos to a much wider audience. FACT

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Posted in: If you want to support the health and wellness of kids, stop focusing on their weight See in context

Eat way less carbs and sugar. Become more active and do a little exercise and 99.9% of weight / obesity issues will simply melt away. FACT.

An inactive lifestyle, consuming way too much sugar and carbs is the cause in 99.9% of overweight or obesity cases. FACT.

There is no special or secret formula. What I wrote above is all you need to understand to cure 99.9% of weight related health issues. FACT

Good luck...

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Posted in: If you want to support the health and wellness of kids, stop focusing on their weight See in context

Yes we can say fat. Yes we can say obese. Who said we couldn't? Exactly...

Stop listening to overly sensitive people.

Being fat is real and everybody knows it.

Being obese is real and everybody knows it.

Using fat and obese is perfectly acceptable when used within a civilized conversation / tone. Can't say fat or obese. Who comes up with these ridiculous claims?

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Posted in: Free speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm See in context

Dave said NOTHING offensive at all. Those who think he did hasn't watched all of his recent specials.

Dave loved by 100's millions of fans from all over the world.

A very few people (probably around 6 or 7) choose to be offended (typically because they watched 'out of context' cut and edited snippets and not the whole routine).


"Main stream media" in the US for some bizarre reason listens to the minuscule amount of people who choose to be offend. Then they publish stories as if the whole world is up in arms and offended by Dave's comedy specials. Which of course they are not.

From the LGBTQ+ community (the alphabet squad) it is only a very small minority of the T's and Q's who are complaining and pretending to be offended in order to seek attention.

The whole cancel culture is being driven by just a handful of uber-delicate snowflakes (fact not an insult). This will not end until the media accepts it for what it is and stops exaggerating the otherwise inaudible protests.

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Posted in: Dean & Deluca’s latest drink is bursting with ALL the flavors of the season See in context

How much sugar per serving?

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Posted in: Japanese ramen shop bans YouTubers See in context

Most so called 'Influencer' YouTubers and Instagramers are just ultra annoying self centered narcissists. Horrible people. I have no idea why anyone would want to aspire to become one... Don't do it.

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Posted in: U.S. sets new lower salt target for food industry See in context

NO. I said get an insight as to what the major cause of Hypertension is. It isn't salt.

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Posted in: U.S. sets new lower salt target for food industry See in context

Most hypertension is caused by excessive sugar and carb consumption, not salt. Salt is blamed because no one goes after the massive sugar and carbs (natural or processed) food industry. FACT. Our body is perfectly suited to regulate the amount of salt in our system... Sugar and carbs on the other hand... Look it up.

Here is an insight if you're skeptical:

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Posted in: In your experience, how easy or difficult is it for a foreign resident to obtain a credit card in Japan? See in context

In my experience Rakuten is the easiest credit card to apply for as a foreigner. I have SMBC Visa, D-Card (Docomo) Mastercard and Rakuten Mastercard.

I know of many other foreigners who got rejected from the major Japanese banks, but ended up getting a credit card from Rakuten.

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Posted in: Japan secures 120 mil extra Pfizer vaccine doses for next year See in context

Shouldn't a booster be the same type / brand as your initial shots?

I had 2 shots of Moderna which I understand is a different method / recipe compared to Pfizer's vaccine? Is that right or am I confusing the issue or missing something?

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Posted in: Kishida instructs cabinet to come up with economic package specifics See in context

Here's novel idea. Focus on a 'trickle up' policy instead of the usual (proven not to work) 'trickle down' policy which only provides hoards of public cash to mega corporations and construction yakusa groups. Only for those mega corporations to keep hold of it, or trickle down just a fraction to other 'buddy buddy' corporations.

Support the people of Japan, give them the money (with a rule of not being able to hoard it) who will then consume, which in turn will create momentum in the economy.

If the government fails again by just giving billions of Yen to big business, nothing will change and the amakudari gravy train will continue.

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Posted in: Woman gets 15 years for killing husband with insulin overdose See in context

Mukai said she acquired the insulin through an online site that helps people wanting to commit suicide

WTF, is that a thing or even legal?

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Posted in: Fuel pumps run dry in UK as govt blames panic buying See in context

@Paul - I just got to laugh at the moronic Brexiters who wanted their country back! Well, you lot should have been careful what you wish for!!! All you idiots thought Britain can exist in a vacuum, did you?

It was nice of you to call Brexiters moronic and idiots. You're so enlightened. You go little tough guy armchair warrior.

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

Tara Kono should stick to being a member of the Japanese 'Gurning Association'.

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Posted in: Woman chips tooth eating McDonald's burger containing metal See in context

@Dan wrote: She should sue McDonalds!

Dan, fortunately not everyone behaves like an American.

Refunding her money and the possibility of paying her hospital visit fee should be more than enough. I'm sure it was an accident and not intentional.

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Posted in: It's a very big problem. We need to take it seriously. See in context

It's a very big problem. We need to take it seriously

= we need to takes steps to increase our ability to hide our usual (corruption) activities.

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Posted in: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez make romance official in Venice See in context

Why do so many US women celebs / artists feel the need to dress like strippers in a cheap club?

Why don't they try to out-class one another instead of trying to out-sluttiness one another.

Whatever happened to being modest. Sighs :(

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

Just another mindless 'Nippon Kaigi' far-right and ultranationalist drone. She'll be devoid of independent critical free thinking.

Out of interest, is Sanae Takaichi trans gender?

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Posted in: Malaysian shot putter disqualified after winning gold medal See in context

Must have dinosaur JR train staff as timing officials. Hence 3 minutes late in unacceptable :)

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

Crown Prince Fumihito, the emperor's younger brother, has said he approves of his daughter's marriage to Komuro but suggested it has to be welcomed by a so-far skeptical public.

skeptical public haha...

Pssh - the public doesn't care. Only the IHA cares about this nonsense.

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Posted in: Afghan Paralympian beats the odds to compete in Tokyo See in context

@Kaermashita I too hope he'll be able to stay.

But... If he refuses to leave he'll get deported, or locked up for a long time then deported. Japan has no feelings or compassion towards those who seek refuge.

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Posted in: Records tumble in pool, on track at Paralympics See in context

How does that work? Does the race only contain swimmers with one arm and one leg? Is that how events are planned based on number and location of limbs?

Is there a separate event for swimmers with one limb missing?

If I have one leg missing and you have one arm missing, do we race in the same event?

I never thought about this until just now.

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

70 year old with a saw.... A taser would have been more than enough to take him down. Like in most fatal shootings of crazy people.

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Posted in: 130,000 meals for Olympic staffers thrown away in 1 month See in context

Give the food away to the homeless...

Remember, this is Japan where EVERYTHING is unnecessarily overcomplicated and inundated with rules and interfering bureaucratic nonsense.

Which means it's probably forbidden to give food away unless you go through a very lengthy application and approval process.

Hence throwing it away is easier. Welcome to Japan :)

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Posted in: Fuji-Q roller coaster under investigation after riders’ bones broken See in context

If the fun police (prefectural and federal authorities) get there way, they's close them all down :(

Classic Japan. 210,000 happy people, but it's going to be watered down because of a few. Sort of inverse Darwinism :(

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Posted in: Japan to oblige businesses to reduce 12 disposable plastic items See in context

What about "Excessive food, bento and snacks/gifts packing"....

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Kabukicho district isn’t just about the nightlife – it has traditional festivals too See in context

Tokyo’s Kabukicho district isn’t just about the nightlife – it has traditional festivals too

That's like saying Adult porn magazines also have great articles.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

What an incredibly stupid and dangerous idea. The true (lack of) heart and compassion of certain people in power is on full display.

If any school allows just one child to go, the head of that school should fired for incompetence and forever ridiculed.

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Posted in: Which is more popular in Japan: British English or American English? See in context

Which is more popular in Japan: British English or American English?

The word 'British' is not necessary in that title.

There is English, then all other variations of it. i.e. American English, Australian English etc, etc.

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Posted in: Woman with COVID-19 loses baby after being forced to give birth prematurely at home See in context

Japan's systems are designed to support those in government and big businesses, especially those affiliated with 'ahem' government projects and 'amakudari'.

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