Bring it on.
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I am just thankful they didn't add the usual, "suspended for 5 years."
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Does this mean we won't have to reload the National page at 4:45 every day to check out the numbers in Tokyo? LOL.
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I guess that we'll see President Biden resign sometime around January 21, 2023, so that Kamala Harris can have two years before running. He will probably cite family troubles (Hunter) as the reason. However, I doubt Harris will win. The only Democrat I see that has a real chance is California Governor Gavin Newsom. Others are way too progressive. Not that he isn't, but I think he has the best chance. On the right, I don't see Trump running again. He talks the talk now, but I don't think he'll do it. My guess for Republicans is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. We shall see. However it works out, I am tired of having septuagenarians run the White House.
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I have a daughter who got married last year, and I desperately want to be called "Grandpa," but there is no way I would encourage her to have children. (Nor would I discourage her. It's completely her and her husband's decision. But that is not my point.) We live in one of those Tohoku rural towns and the closest obstetrician is at least a 30-minute drive, and that would be booking it. More like 45 minutes to an hour. Why? Because neither the prefectural nor municipal (so-called) general hospitals that are in our city offer obstetrics. (I'm not sure about gynecology, but I know they don't offer obstetrics. And don't even get me started about how they have the gall to call themselves "general hospitals" when they can't offer the most basic of services.) The only private doctor still left in our city retired as of March this year. (He was my wife's doctor for 2 out of our three children. I don't know how old he was, but he'd been working for at least 30 years, so he well deserves retirement.) I know several city council people and offered them a piece of my mind about how they are doing nothing to help people build families while complaining about the population decline. Well, my ranting didn't do too much good. (I knew it wouldn't.) Instead, they started saying that they can't attract obstetricians to the area because the pay is so low. So if paying obstetricians more than other doctors is the answer, that's what they should be doing. But for some silly reason, all new doctors get paid the same, regardless of discipline. Who wants to have to be available 24 hours a day for the same pay as a dermatologist working 9 to 5?
Hopefully, someday I will be called Grandpa, but I'm not holding my breath.
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She certainly Lived Long and Prospered. She will be sorely missed.
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Indigo, I don't know where you live, but I am an American and a 防災士 (disaster relief specialist) after taking a course here in Japan. I am working with our local government to help foreigners in case of disaster. They would not turn away someone just because they are foreign.
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Thank god I'm atheist and can eat and drink whatever I want without worrying about some ancient books that have not been properly translated.
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I was surprised at the number of masks on in America, and then realized it was California. A whole different kind of crazy.
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The only real surprise is that the first sentence didn't read as follows:
The Saitama District Court has handed a 20-year prison sentence, suspended for five years.
For some reason courts often like to suspend sentences,
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Wish it was someone other than communists. Sorry, but not sorry. I don't trust any communist. If the CPJ got into power, they would be just as corrupt as the CCP, Venezuela, Cuba, etc. I agree they talk a better talk, and I even agree with some of what they say. But I would never vote for a communist.
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So many people wondering why it takes so long. You have to remember this is the Land of the Rising Bureaucracy. Everything has to be faxed and hankoed by everyone at all the relevant stopovers.
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You are correct. From Wikipedia:
The 2025 World Athletics Championships will be the twentieth edition of the World Athletics Championships, are scheduled to be held from Summer 2025 in Tokyo, Japan.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Took a real close look at myself.
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Bach said the high level of coordination between stakeholders in Japan was integral to successfully hosting the games.
Because there is no need to let the little peasants who have to pay for it have a say.
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Want a free trip to California? Just get pregnant.
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As a long-term resident of Iwate, I was absolutely devastated when I heard Tokyo was going to host the Olympics. I knew from the beginning that absolutely nothing would happen to help the Tohoku region, and I was right. The pandemic certainly didn't help things, either.
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Posted in: Simply ordering hospitals to accept patients is not the solution. The government should provide additional financial incentives to encourage more medical institutions to go along with the plan. See in context
Seigi beat me to what I was going to write, so I'll just agree with Seigi.
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Except for a few idiotic leaders of the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers, I doubt anyone seriously thought that this "attempted coup" would work. This committee is just doing busy work. There are much bigger problems that Congress should be working on.
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Who wants to swim with long sleeves? Being someone who sunburns easily, I can see why some might want to, but even I want some freedom of movement. Make the sleeves removable and I can go along with this. Good on them for making them genderless, though.
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I doubt he'll last through his full term.
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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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Paper beats rock in the first picture.
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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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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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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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