But if I were a still a smoker, the higher mortality rate for smokers with this coronavirus would have me considering an attempt at quitting.
Smokers know they are going to die early and probably of lung cancer which is a horrible way to die. If they were rational they would have stopped smoking long ago. They are addicts, just like heroin junkies, and cannot stop even though they know smoking will kill them. Of course JT knows this too.
Second had smoke is killing 10,000 people a year in Japan. All smoking in public should be banned and
only allowed in smoke pens that are completed isolated from others. Also the tax on tobacco should be tripled, that is the only proven way to get smokers to quit in significant numbers. Japan is so far behind the ROW on this issue. It is sad. The MOF and their client JT is killing its own people for profit.
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CA is in lockdown mode as well and number of infections is skyrocketing. You son is better off in NZ
despite the risk of flying. USA has 2000 new cases just yesterday. NZ has 155 total yesterday.
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In any case, things are not black&white with animals, and I wouldn't blame only the dogs.
Dogs are like guns and should be licensed. Some 50 year old geezer cannot control two Great Danes. Dog owners need to be registered also to make sure they can control their pets.
There is no black or white about the baby being dead. This guy should not have owned these dogs but 100 percent the dogs were the killers and need to be put down immediately.
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Lucky some kids were not plowed over and killed by some old great grandpa type who
should not be driving at all. Take away the licenses of these people. They can barely walk
let alone attempt to drive without causing harm.
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not all the Western world is electing idiots and buffoons like Trump, Johnson, and Morrison.
Dopey, Mopey and No Hopey. Wow, what an indictment of Democracy those three are.
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Good to the see the government be proactive about this health scare. People in Japan who have this virus need to be separated from the rest so the virus just runs out of steam and fades away. Like SARS did nearly 20 years ago.
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Sad. Many posters on this board glorify family and extoll the virtuous mothers in Japan who take care of their kids often on a full-time basis. These stories just dump that theory into the toilet. Perhaps parents should be interviewed before they have kids. Question one, do you have a gambling addition? Question two, do you really want to have kids? Question three, would you ever leave your kids alone at home for eight hours?
At pachinko places they have signs in the elevator warning parents to not leave their kids in the car. Again, so sad.
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Generic apologies. Wow. I am saying I did anything wrong but I will just apologize anyway. So when it comes out I broke the law, hey, presto flasho, no worries as I have already apologized for my crimes.
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Why so negative, if the building sinks into the Bay the fish can just swim in and be sold. No fuss no muss.
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Transparent PR stunt that impresses no one.
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Using women as props, when they can show off their driving skills
For many if not most the car is the prop.
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With "universal income" will come universal inflation
If this would happen the Japanese government would be so grateful as the BOJ has been trying now for a decade to create inflation in Japan. Has not worked despite spending billions to do so. The reasons for this are complex, but based on that fact even if Japan did set a universal income level it would not be inflationary. It would however increase Japan's GDP which has been languishing for decades.
This is an old idea, first came from Milton Friedman as far as I know, the very famous Chicago economist who is a hero of the far right conservatives in the USA and worldwide.
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Last time Abe messed around in the ME a Japanese journalist was beheaded. Guess he thinks people have forgotten about that. He goes through with this when war is breaking out some Japanese somewhere is going to be kidnapped as retaliation. Trump and Abe are so dumb, they forget history.
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Democracies are electing the most useless, clueless, fantasy based losers. It is incredible. And when the crisis hits this one in Australia goes on vacation. The one in the USA usually just plays golf on his resort getting the US taxpayers to pay for his lazy hind quarters. Trump with CA was burning said leaves were not raked properly. Wonder if Scomo will dare to say the same thing.
48 degrees C. Wow, asphalt melts at that temperature. Thanks Exxon and the coal industry for climate change.
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Takeshi could not carry the song at all. I did see his performance, if you can call it that. Kiss was awful as well but they always are so that is no surprise. Wonder how much NHK paid Kiss to be on the show on December 31st. That is your money being wasted if you donate to the NHK. Most of the viewers of Kohaku do not know who Kiss is I am sure.
The whole program was horrible, embarrassing really. How many boy or girl bands can one person stand? And way too much enka. wow, that music is for those aged over 85 or in the Yakuza or both basically. I was with the in-laws and the TV was on if you are wondering.
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Well, this is terrible but not unexpected if you follow science. Of course if you follow the bible to the exclusion of science you get prayers for rain while mass destruction occurs in the country. Nothing will change as the PM is in the pocket of the coal industry and believes the world will end anyway so why bother. Only way for Australia to change is to flush the climate science deniers down the toilet and elect people who live in reality, not a Bronze Age fantasy world with talking snakes and mass floods survived by one boat. This is tragic and shows how religion plus the PR from the coal industry is ruining the world.
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this dude is a paranoid schizophrenic and a war monger... why is he given a media voice at all
Because Trump appointed him as his Security Advisor. Not hard to understand.
the US is left with no choice but to take them down despite China or Russia intrusion.
Where do people come up with stuff? NK is a nuclear power now due to Trump letting them become just that. They are untouchable. It is one thing to invade Afghanistan and quite another a nuclear power.. Wow, no wonder people like Trump get elected.
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Drinking water for TEPCO management would be my suggestion. All those guys should be in jail
now but are not because they are protected by the LDP.
Nuclear power is such a huge mistake.
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Being Christian does not mean he should have acted better in this case, most often Christians
make the wrong decision. Like supporting the invasion of Iraq. 100% wrong and nearly at 100%
support by Christians. Christians support Trump at 80% plus today. A man who pays off prostitutes.
No, being Christians leads to immoral behavior and stupid decisions like this one to leave
his home country during a massive natural disaster to sip tropical drinks and get sand between
his toes. Perhaps God told him to go on holiday, in his mind.
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I thought Mexico was going to pay for wall, not the local landowners having their land stolen
by the Trumpster.
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Official Notice: take the day off. You are welcome.
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The President commits multiple crimes against his own country, playing politics with foreign states for his own gain and the Republican Party says may I have another. Republicans disconnected from reality many, many years ago, from truth decades ago and have become the party of pure insanity. So clear in this latest response to facts, facts that republicans just cannot understand. If they had any sense of shame they should show that now but of course that will not happen as they have been dumbed down to such a low level they now only do and feel what Fox News tells them to do and feel.
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This performance will lower the average age for the show from 83 to 81.
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I'll get slated for this, but Japan needs more solidarity between women, particularly between stay-at-home mothers and those working full time.
Wake up, those stay at home women morph into helicopter moms and ruin the lives of their kids. I see them at sports practice all the time. It's embarrassing that they have nothing else in their lives but to hover over their kids and kill their spirits. Especially their boys. No, big difference between full time workers and the bon-bon tossing crowd of parasites who hide their laziness behind obsessive motherhood.
Are you feeling slated?
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or if a driver stamps (sic) on the gas pedal, the ministry said.
Which is what the old folks do. So more kids will get run over. Solution is to stop old
folks from driving, period. If 80% of cars have the equipment already and still there
are so many deaths caused by old men mostly then clearly the automatic breaks is not
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Wow, dropping in the ratings with Abe pushing Womanomics? All nice speeches by him but in the end nothing changes, no, it actually gets worse.
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They say more that a mouthful is not necessary but I tend to disagree in this case.
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So easy to just say get up and leave. The act itself is criminal and is preventing a woman from getting a job she may want, This exploration will not stop until some of the creeps are in jail.
This is equivalent to telling women do not ride trains as they are filled with chikan. It is the chikan that need to be punished, not the women who ride the trains.
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No suicide. Unless you consider driving at 80 suicide. At least this oldster did not plow over some kids No driving over 65 in Japan will solve this problem.
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