Kind of interesting that the author speaks of "white Southern lawmakers" without calling out the Democratic Party, which was the majority at that time, including Arkansas Gov Charles H Brough.
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Apparently the "utmost" doesn't include a reduction or elimination of the sales tax, the most regressive tax there is.
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The school I work at is fairly lenient about giving paid leave. We are obligated to take 5 days off throughout the year, and every year there is an announcement that "Some of you still need to take time off." So they put in the paperwork for time off but then stay on the job. Not me. If I take time off, I'm off. I have no problem getting those 5 days. We get 20 days of paid leave, and up to 20 hours can be rolled over. So I usually start the year off with 40 and take 12~18 throughout the year. Never know when something might come up, so I don't take them unless I need to, or near the end of the year when the time comes for "use it or lose it."
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There's a difference?
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My daughter is expecting her first child (our first grandchild) in January or February. I am pushing for 琉公 (Luke) if it's a boy and 麗愛 (Leia) if it's a girl. So far, I think I'm losing. LOL!
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There he goes again.
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A lower consumption tax rate, or even better, a repeal of the consumption tax, would be much more beneficial. And I have been in Japan long enough to remember when there was no consumption tax here.
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They got it half right. Now they just need to complete the task and vow to never put in another bid for the Olympics.
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Whenever someone asks me about mixing before eating, I ask them if they eat their meat sauce to the side of their spaghetti. Of course, curry and rice, sauce and spaghetti should be mixed before eating. It's the only way to get the full flavor.
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The best tax break they could give would be on the consumption tax, but we know that will never happen. Too easy.
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You can give everyone an 8%~10% increase in purchasing power by getting rid of the consumption tax, the most regressive tax there is. Nope. It'll never happen. It's too simple for the LDP to understand.
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I've used ChatGPT for translating and writing purposes and I have found that, in the end, it is much like any other piece of software: a tool to help you out. There is no way I would turn something in without thoroughly going over the text provided. It's just not up to that level. My guess is that AI-produced art is the same way.
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Tsai said she hopes the Japan Innovation Party will continue to exert influence in the Japanese parliament.
What influence? It's LDP (with a dash of Komeito) all the way.
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Some are suggesting the kid will be sent all around. My guess is that family, grandparents, aunts, or uncles will come to his aid.
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Two years from incident to conviction. That's speedy justice for Japan. I'm just glad that there was no "suspended for three years" included in the article, which, unfortunately, happens a lot here in Japan.
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I used to allow students in my university and high school classes to use cell phones. I no longer teach at university but work full-time at a private high school. (I have a teacher's license. I have my own classes, not ALT work.) I stopped allowing students to use cell phones with the current third-year students. I'd say that it was good that I did so. However, starting this year, the school requires all entering students to buy an iPad, so I have to return to using electronic devices. Being an Android guy, I am having a hard time adjusting to the new format. It's been a learning experience for me. I often have to ask my students how to do something. But that's OK. I have two mottos. "Let's learn together." "Teaching is learning a second time." So hopefully as I catch up with them on the iPad, they can catch up with me on the English.
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More books, not fewer.
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If life evolved here, there is no reason why it couldn't have evolved elsewhere. Whether that life has reached Earth is another question altogether.
I have seen several UFOs. I do not identify them as alien spacecraft, because if I knew they were alien spacecraft they would be identified, not unidentified.
To say one does not believe in UFOs is strange. There are many UFO encounters out there. To say one believes that all or some UFOs are alien spacecraft is where the question lies.
One shouldn't ask, "Do you believe in UFOs?" One should ask, "Do you believe some UFOs are from outer space?"
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I have a simple solution. Just abolish the My Number system and card. Problem solved.
"It is important not to view this as a simple mistake but to thoroughly investigate operational systems and organizational factors," a commission official said at a press conference.
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They are having a hard enough time in the city of 125,000 that I live in. Not an obstetrician around. My daughter found out she is pregnant. She has been going to her gynecologist for the first trimester, but from now on she'll have to go to a prefectural hospital in a city that is 30 minutes away on the expressway. Never mind that our city also has a prefectural hospital. They don't offer obstetric services. So much for being a "general" hospital. If they can't help people have babies, they aren't going to be able to do anything about depopulation.
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I've tried to do my part. We had three children and are expecting our first grandchild next January.
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How about Japan restricting visas for Chinese citizens with connections to the CCP? In return, China can restrict visas for Japanese citizens with connections to the LDP.
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So an LDP-run commission will investigate an LDP-run agency?
I don't expect much will come of it.
Just get rid of the whole My Number system. It was a bad idea when it started. It's getting worse and worse every time they try to make it bigger.
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Just say no to Sapporo, or anywhere in Japan, in 2030 and beyond.
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I saw Titanic in the theater back in the day. That's three hours of my life I'll never get back. I'm never going to watch it again, whether on Fuji or any other platform.
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I could perhaps go along with this if it meant no gas taxes, period. That is, as a replacement. My guess is that it will be an addition, just so The Powers That Be can take away more of our money.
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I live in his hometown. He and my son were classmates in junior high school. He's been great for a long time. Kind of wish he'd go to Atlanta so that I could really cheer for him.
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