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Posted in: Trump attacks Sessions; suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms See in context

This idea that politics is a game to be won is the most troubling one I think.

It includes forcing people to pick a side.

I hope the election of Trump has been a wake up call for all people to -think- before they vote, and not decide based on which 'team' they like, rather which policies benefit them and their fellow countryman.

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Posted in: Pope compares church sexual abuse, corruption to excrement, victims say See in context

For those of you commenting that he still hasn't really done anything.

What can he do? Go around to different offenders and smite them with his pope magic?

The fact that he is standing on the forefront of the church and acknowledging it has and is happening, as well as condemning it, is already something pretty big for the church in the first place.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

Sorry, the 2nd half of that was not aimed at you, Lizz, but to all posters, I wasn't sure how to separate it.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

@Lizz

you have no idea how much was deliberate, negligent or intentional forgetting with nothing to go on but a statement by the parents.

I think this is something that most of the people who have commented on this story have missed.

Everyone is quick to grab their torches and pitchforks, but none of us have any real idea what has happened, and that's, like Strangerland mentioned, is why they have trials.

I know that for all of us who post here on Japantoday, it seems like an impossible feat to forget a child, as we are all perfect beings, but I'm sure that those of us in the world who are less perfect have the possibility of making mistakes. Some mistakes are bigger than others, we should all know that.

But I think that in this case, everyone should grieve for the child, and be less quick to judge exactly what happened on the parents' side of the story until everything has been properly investigated.

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Posted in: Smartphone-distracted boy dies after being hit by train in Shizuoka See in context

They do usually sound their klaxon if people are over the yellow line. If you pay close attention though, people hear it, but don't care about it.

That's the problem.

On top of that, the stations have, periodically, on the LED signs, as well as broadcast via the loudspeakers that "walking while using a smartphone is dangerous, so don't do it". Again, how many people actually give a damn?

I repeat, that's the problem.

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Posted in: Japan's population declines at fastest pace yet to 125.2 mil See in context

For those of us who work overly long hours for our peanuts here in Japan, having a baby is expensive.

My wife and I are about to pop one out, and the money situation scares the fjords out of me.

I have a fairly good wage in comparison to many Japanese around me, I wonder how the average Japanese person would be able to afford a kid.

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Posted in: Rescuers search for survivors as death toll from floods, landslides rises to 157 See in context

Some of you are saying the government should have evacuated people earlier, but if you know how the general public here react to evacuation warnings, a lot tend to wait til its too late (or actually affecting me) anyway.

(i'm up in kyoto, we had evacuation warnings during this rainfall, people were talking about "wow the kamogawa is overflowing and water is rushing like mad", while their phones were blaring warnings to evacuate, yet everyone seemed to think they didn't really need to)

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Posted in: New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure See in context

New Zealanders already pay 25% sales tax on everything. It’s an expensive country to live.

Where did you get this information? GST is still 15%, just as Kiwi in Okinawa mentioned.

Don't forget that New Zealanders have free health care.

With minor exceptions, such as some kinds of cosmetic surgery, hospital treatment is free for those eligible for health care services. Nobody can be refused emergency care because they cannot pay, but if you're not a New Zealand resident, you may have to pay for some services. - https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/healthcare/healthcare-services

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Posted in: Japan took in 20 asylum seekers in 2017 from nearly 20,000 applications See in context

I don't understand everyones need to make every country into a melting pot.

I don't understand why everyone points fingers at a country making its own rules about who comes in.

And I don't understand why people want other countries to operate in the way their home country does.

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Posted in: Japan hangs 2 inmates; first executions since July See in context

Legally, in Japan, 19 is considered as a minor.

The argument that a 19 year old can't understand the consequences of murder because of that, is ridiculous.

To say its horrific that the guy spent a long time in jail, waiting to die, is to say his crimes weren't horrible enough to warrent such, I know a lot of you don't agree, but his crime most certainly deserves punishment that is at least that harsh.

Let the -1's flood in!

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Posted in: Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe See in context

I'm not defending Trump or any sexual harasser, but in the article it mentions "“These allegations are credible," Gillibrand said in an interview on Monday with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. "They are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”"

A heartbreaking testimony ≠ proof.

There are a lot of sexual assault claims flying about as of late, but I do think its important to bring in some kind of real proof.

(Sorry if someone already posted a similar remark, I dont wanna read half a novel worth of comments. Yes I'm just lazy.)

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Posted in: 10,000 Google staff to police YouTube content See in context

They're going to lose content creators like this.

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Posted in: Wheelchair user crawls up plane stairs in dispute with Vanilla Air See in context

It's interesting, many of you jump on this company which after hearing the reports, took measures to improve. While there was an employee who was a complete and utter c&%t. I understand the resentment, but come on guys, some of you are blaming the entire country, going as far as to mention the country being the wrong place for the Olympic games.

Yes, there are plenty of people in Japan like this douchebag employee, but that doesn't mean the whole country needs to be looked down upon.

With that kind of attitude, I'm sure the countries in which many of you may hail from, can be seen in the exact same way.

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Posted in: Obama warns U.S. fate in voters' hands as Trump gains ground See in context

Neither of the candidates are fit to bit president.

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Posted in: Anime talent agency rejects voice actress applicants who have appeared in porn See in context

Customer is always right, right? If the customers want the voice actresses to be porn free, (while it may seem strange to most) then that's how the companies will work if they want to continue to bring in the cash.

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Posted in: KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE See in context

@Yubaru I couldn't speak or read Japanese when I first gave blood in Japan, but even so, they didn't turn me away, they used the most broken and horrible English they could just to keep me in the door. So I'm kinda surprised that the website states that.

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Posted in: KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE See in context

I give blood at every possibility, I live in Kyoto, and I'm a foreigner. Never had an issue here.

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Posted in: Mobile chat apps Line, Kakao flourishing among young Asians See in context

@shonanbb Yes.

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Posted in: Domino's to try robots for pizza delivery in New Zealand See in context

Until 3 guys see it driving, pick it up, carry it into their garage and break into it for free pizzas. It sounds like a lot of work for a couple of pizzas, but i've seen people doing even crazier stunts when stealing stuff in New Zealand.

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