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Posted in: Russian Shop in Tokyo becomes target of vandalism after owner’s controversial remarks See in context

Empty words. They had the opportunity to denounce Putin and this awful war and made a point to not do so.

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Posted in: Trans Netflix staff plan walkout over Chappelle special See in context

I look forward to the day when we can be done with this crap. I find plenty of content offensive, and guess what I do: I act like an adult by coming to terms with the fact that it’s not for me and I watch something else. It’s FINE! Grow up!

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Posted in: U.S. Open offering tennis players access to mental health pros See in context

Or perhaps they could stop forcing players to do press. If they want to give interviews, let them, but why force them all to answer stupid questions designed to make them uncomfortable?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 232 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 888. See in context

888? How lucky!

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Posted in: Gov't kicks off Warm Biz energy-saving campaign See in context

I pray to sweet, gentle kamisama that they turn off the heaters on the trains, at least during peak hours. It’s an effing sauna every year.

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Posted in: 4 facilities give reproductive assistance to LGTB couples: survey See in context

I always wonder why adoption isn’t pushed harder as the first choice. Plenty of kids out there who need loving homes, and let’s face it: your DNA isn’t special or important.

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Posted in: Red Sox announcer says Tanaka shouldn't get interpreter See in context

In the NHL you have players from many countries on the same team (Sweden, USA, (French) Canada, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Russia etc). They don't use interpreters during play, yet they are somehow capable of communicating on the ice and on the bench. Are baseball players less intelligent or capable of learning a language than hockey players?

I suspect it may have something to do with the developmental system. Foreign NHL players tend to play a few years in the minors before moving up to the big team, giving them a chance to adapt to the language and culture. The impression I get is that the MLB doesn't provide foreign players with that luxury (I know nothing about baseball).

That said, there's nothing wrong with expecting someone to speak the language of the country in which they reside for much of the year and earn most of their income. We're talking about elite professionals earning millions of dollars per year; they can take a damn English class. NHL players give interviews in stumbling, broken English all the time and it's perfectly fine. It sounds to me like MLB players need to step it up.

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