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Posted in: Gaffes or trial balloons? Biden loose lips rattle world stage See in context

I doubt he'll last through his full term.

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Posted in: U.S. airlines want to bring back passengers banned over masks See in context

I swore off flying long before COVID because the TSA and airlines themselves made it so irritating. The mask mandate just steeled my resolve. Removing the mandate makes it more likely that I will one day fly again, but that likelihood still hovers around a 0% chance.

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Posted in: NZ, Japan boost security ties amid Russia, China concerns See in context

Paper beats rock in the first picture.

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Posted in: Wimbledon bans Russian and Belarusian players, but ATP, WTA slam it as 'unfair' move See in context

Sounds good to me. Until the Russian people, including athletes, get rid of Putin and put in a leader that is more rational and end the war, they are all culpable.

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Posted in: Gov't weighs ¥50,000 cash handouts for low-income families' children See in context

In other words, the average Taro has nothing to look forward to except higher prices, higher taxes to pay for subsidies, and no relief.

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Posted in: Police search for motive in Brooklyn subway shooting suspect's videos See in context


He probably got it from the article he just read.

James had no felony convictions and was not prohibited from purchasing or owning a firearm. Police said the gun used in the attack was legally purchased at an Ohio pawn shop in 2011.

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Posted in: Sapporo says it won't hold referendum on 2030 Winter Olympics bid See in context

When is that mayor up for election? I hope the voters turn him out.

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Posted in: Space telescope's image of star gets photobombed by galaxies See in context


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Posted in: Dwayne Johnson credits females in his life for shaping him See in context

Up vote.

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Posted in: Sapporo eyes 2030 Winter Olympics See in context

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who learn from history are doomed to have a government that didn't learn from history.

Anyone in Japan who thinks the Olympics are a good choice for Sapporo or anywhere in Japan has closed their eyes to what happened not even a year ago. I was extremely disappointed when Tokyo was chosen, long before COVID reared its ugly head. I was against it from the beginning. I sincerely hope officials in Sapporo take their heads out of their BLANKS and stop this nonsense.

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Posted in: Japan marks 11 years since quake disaster, Fukushima crisis See in context

As soon as the Olympics were given to Japan, I knew that Tohoku would get the short end. And it has. I live in Iwate. There is so much that could have been done with all that money that was wasted on a two-week sporting event that no one wanted.

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Posted in: Airstrike hits Ukraine maternity hospital See in context

That last paragraph made me literally start crying.

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Posted in: There are still many cases where even though students do make their voices heard, conservative teachers do not readily accept their views. To what extent children's sense of self-determination can flourish is down to adults. A change in thinking among teachers is needed. See in context

The high school I teach at has introduced pants for girls, though so far I have only seen one girl wear pants. I think the trend will be for that. AFAIK, the school doesn't have any rules on underwear. I wouldn't want to have to be the one to check that out. Two of my kids have brown hair, but none of the schools they went to even asked about it.

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Posted in: Japan willing to accept Ukrainian refugees: Kishida See in context

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Posted in: Post-COVID landscape suggests a bleak picture for izakaya and coffee shops See in context

I cant wait to go back to izakaya, but I think it will be a while. And it will hopefully be one with the koshitsu as someone above mentioned. Still, I won't be going back nearly as often as I used to. It is much cheaper to drink at home with friends or family.

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Posted in: Many people can recall a school teacher who had a major influence on their lives. Was there such a teacher in your life and how did he or she influence you? See in context

Probably not the kind of comment you are looking for, but I was an avid fan of science and was looking forward to a career in astronomy. But then I had to take Biology, and I had the worst teacher ever. She soured me off of science. It was the last science course I took in high school, and I took the bare minimum in college.

I now teach English here in Japan, and I do my best to give my students an interest, if not excitement, in the subject. I never want to be the teacher that drags someone down.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for making 440 false emergency calls in Sendai See in context

Another mentally ill person...

who is a junior high school teacher. Someone help those poor students.

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Posted in: Why are people calling Bitcoin a religion? See in context

Sure wish I had invested about $100 in 2010.

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Posted in: Biden's visit to Japan eyed in latter half of May: source See in context

Be sure to have plenty of pudding for him. Oh, and ice cream. The guy can't get enough of it.

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Posted in: FIFA 'inundated' with 17 million requests for World Cup tickets See in context

I have about as much enthusiasm for the World Cup as I do for the Olympics. That is, none.

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store or Japanese supermarket: Which one is cheaper? See in context

I used to buy a coffee or tea at the konbini before going to work each day, but then decided to buy 5 on Sunday at the supermarket and take one with mean each morning. I've saved a lot since I started doing that. The same can be done with snacks, too.

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Posted in: Gov't to help arrange substitute nurseries after COVID closures See in context

I was at a kindergarten yesterday. I would say an average of 2 kids per class had on masks. It isn't happening.

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Posted in: After coming to terms with my result, I don't understand my role in the sport anymore. See in context

Ski as much as you want. Just know that if you are part of the Genocide Olympics you are a part of the problem, and no one has any sympathy for you.

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Posted in: What's your favorite convenience store brand in Japan and why? See in context

They're pretty much all the same. No preference, whatever is closest.

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Posted in: Nearly 80% of U.S. Olympians signed up for opening ceremony See in context


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Posted in: Gov't panel recommends kids wear face masks at daycares See in context

Yeah, sorry, but not sorry, risks of suffocation and heat stroke are just as valid for adults as it is for children. I work at a kindergarten, and I saw more masks among the kids before the pandemic than now. I don't know why, but my guess would be pollen. I have two co-workers who religiously wore masks contract Corona. I have a medical exemption and wear only a mouth shield, which is bad enough. There is no way you will ever convince me that a flimsy piece of paper or cloth does anyone any good. Get the jab, take off the mask, and show me your beautiful face.

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Posted in: Have you taken a PCR test? How easy or difficult was it to arrange and what was the experience like? See in context

I have had only one when I had a fever of 39.5 one night. The next morning we called my doctor, he said to come on in. The fever was my only symptom. Turned out negative. I had non-Covid related pneumonia. I am thinking about taking my prefecture up on a free test before the end of the month. Just go to the local drug store and get a free test.

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Posted in: Miyagi restaurant refuses to accept customers’ money after tsunami warning evacuation See in context

I've always liked Bikkuri Donkey. Now I like them even more.

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Posted in: Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China's Winter Olympics See in context

Well, since China and the IOC have said there's no problem, we just have to believe them, right?


The Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee told AFP that cyber-threat allegations "have zero evidence and concerns are totally unnecessary", adding that "relevant information is only used for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games".

The International Olympic Committee has also dismissed the Citizen Lab claims, citing assessments from two unnamed cybersecurity organizations which "confirmed that there are no critical vulnerabilities".

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